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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

* Ray Lutgring Named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs John Mosbo is pleased to announce that Professor of Chemistry Ray Lutgring has accepted the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Dr. Mosbo stated, “Dr. Lutgring brings to the position a deep commitment to the University and great knowledge of the institution.” 

He asks that all join him in supporting Dr. Lutgring in his new role and congratulating him upon this appointment.

What's Happening Today

* Battle of The Bands Audition Sign Up Is Friday, March 1!

Members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will be in Ridgway University Center on Friday, March 1 from noon-1 p.m.. to allow students to sign up for the annual Battle of The Bands. The event  will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m., while auditions will be held a week prior at 7 p.m. on Friday March 15. Student bands are allowed five minutes (the equivalent of around 1 song) to play their audition. Choice of sign-up times are available on the audition date (March 15) between 7 and 9 p.m. Both the auditions and the event will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall. Up to six final bands will be selected to prepare 15 minutes of material for the actual event.

* Bible Study on Wednesday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Wednesday night from 7-8 p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

This week we will be discussing a variety of topics centered around the US Constitution and the Bible. Different political points of view, military service, etc will be some of the things discussed.

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham (as509@evansville.edu) for more details.

* WUEV Radiothon Fund Drive this Week!

All this week, 91.5 F.M.-WUEV will be conducting a “Radiothon” to help kick off its 2013 Fund Drive at the University of Evansville.  WUEV will try to staff each hour this week with live deejays to take requests and help raise awareness of the 2013 Fund Drive.“We’re hoping to have a little fun this week, and help spread the word of what we are trying to do here at the radio station,” said WUEV General Manager Tom Benson.  “As a non-commercial station, we rely on private support to help drive what we do at the radio station, and to help support a learning environment for University of Evansville students at the station.

“The goal of the ‘Radiothon’ this week is to increase the awareness of our fund drive, which will help support equipment upgrades that are needed at the radio station.  We also want to connect with our listeners and thank them for being supportive of the station this week.”

Listeners and supporters can both make song requests, as well as make pledges to WUEV by contacting the radio station by phone at (812) 488-2020 this week.  Donations can also be made by visiting the newly redesigned wuev.org website.  WUEV will maintain its typical format for the most part during the “Radiothon,” with the only changes occurring between the hours of midnight and 8 am, where student deejays will be allowed to pick the format.

“Our deejays are really excited about this ‘Radiothon,’ as they get to have some creative freedom and are able to connect with our listeners more,” said Benson.  “The deejays were really the ones wanting to do this ‘Radiothon,’ and I am all for it.

“Hopefully, we will be able to reconnect better with our listeners this week, and also inform some people about how easy it is to support our radio station.  With the new website design, it is extremely easy, and every little bit of support we get really goes a long way for us.  We cannot thank our listeners and supporters enough for what they allow us to do at the radio station.”

* Tryouts for Master of Ceremonies for International Banquet

Calling all enthusiastic and funny people for Master of Ceremonies for the International Banquet on March 23. Tryouts will be TODAY from 8-9:30 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. Come with a sketch prepared. If you have any questions, contact gr36 or bb172.

Upcoming Events

* Resident Students Association Nominations Planned for March 12

As elections are approaching, RSA Executive Board nominations for the 2013-14 academic year will take place March 12 in Schroeder Residence Hall (east wing) at the RSA General Assembly meeting.  The meeting begins at 9:00 pm.  Students that have experience as a hall council executive or General Assembly representative are especially encouraged to seek nomination.  Available executive board positions include:

•         President
•         Vice President of Area Council Relations
•         Vice President of Special Events
•         Secretary
•         Treasurer

All potential candidates must be present at the RSA General Assembly meeting, unless the RSA President is notified prior to the meeting by e-mailing gb74@evansville.edu.  Nominations prior to the meeting may be sent via e-mail to Sierra Burtis at sb269@evansville.edu.  Any general questions regarding the nominations process or inquiries regarding specific duties/requirements can be directed to Sierra as well. 

For more information about Resident Students Association (RSA), visit rsa.evansville.edu.  Elections for each of the above positions will take place March 25-27, 2013 via AceLink. 

* The Big Break Sale

Thursday and Friday, Feb 28 and March 1, the UE Bookstore will be offering 20% off all UE clothing and gift items in the store.  The discount will apply to the original price of the item.  Items already on sale or discounted are excluded from additional discount.  Also check out some of the clearance items marked for quick sale.  Sale ends at 4:30 on Friday!

* Mark your Calendars for Harley-Davidson's Ken Schmidt

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 14 to see Ken Schmidt, Brand Visionary and Communications Strategist for Harley-Davidson Motor Company.  As the former director of communications for Harley-Davidson, he played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history - and got paid to ride motorcycles. The Institute for Global Enterprise Institute Speaker Series is pleased to sponsor Mr. Schmidt’s presentation “Going Global:  Succeeding in an International Marketplace” in both Indianapolis and Evansville. 

Tickets are currently on sale for the Indianapolis luncheon event.  For more information, please visit www.evansville.edu/globalenterprise.  

The Evansville lecture, slated to begin at 6:00 p.m. in Aiken Theatre at the Centre Auditorium, is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Free bus transportation will be available for students between the Centre and the UE campus.  Contact ck116 to register by Monday, March 11.  

For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail globalindiana@evansville.edu.

* Promotion and Tenure Committee Open Meeting

The Promotion and Tenure Committee will meet with faculty to address questions and concerns related to the promotion and tenure process.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Schroeder Board Room of the University Library.  All interested faculty are invited to attend

* Lecture on 4000 Years of LGBT History

Join UE PRIDE as they host guest speaker Kelley Coures, a local polititian and the education chair of the Tri-State Alliance, to speak about LGBT History on Thursday, February 28 at 6 pm in Koch 100. The presentation will take us on a trip through time, exploring how LGBT issues have existed for over 4000 years, and can also earn you .25 Honors points!

Info You Should Know

* Parking Lot Closures

Parking in lots P and R will be closed for construction starting this Thursday, February 28 at noon.  Please be sure to move your automobile prior to that time.  Have a nice Spring Break!

* Application Deadline Approaching for Harlaxton College

The priority application for the Spring 2014 semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, is Friday, March 1. Applicants who file by then are assured of acceptance so long as they meet admission requirements. After March 1, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.  Full course information and applications are available at the Study Abroad Office,Room 261 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

It’s not too late to apply for the Fall 2013 semester at Harlaxton College.  A very few spots remain, so early action is strongly recommended.

Finally, spots remain in the following five-week summer session classes at Harlaxton.  Applications for these classes will be reviewed through March 15th:

ES 103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 301 ST: Love, Sex, and Society
THTR 110 Introduction to Theatre
WRTG 330 Writing Workshop

Questions?  Please visit the Study Abroad Office, SB 261, or email to studyabroad@evansville.edu.

* Fitness Center Spring Break Hours

Fitness Center Hours for Spring Break are:

Friday March 1 – 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday March 2 – Closed
Sunday March  3  - Closed
Monday March 4 to Friday March 8 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday March 9 – Closed
Sunday March 10 – Closed

* Interested in Living in New Townhouse, North Hall or Other Village Unit?

Students interested in living in a new Townhouse, North Hall, or other Village unit for 2013-14 should stop by the Office of Residence Life to pick up their Village Request Cards.  These request cards are due back to the Office of Residence Life by 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 1.  More information on applying for the Villages can be found here

 

* Returning to UE Housing Next Year?

Students returning to UE housing next year, should submit an updated Housing and Food Service contract for 2013-14 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1. More information on the housing assignment process for returning students may be found on the Residence Life website.

* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards”.  These awards will be presented at the 20th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.  Awards are presented in the following categories:
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program.  These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.  The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 29, 2013.  Please click here to download a nomination form or stop by Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center to pick up a nomination form from the Dean of Students Office.  If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at extension 2500 or by e-mail at km306@evansville.edu

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements. 

* Cowgill Award in Creative Writing

The Department of Creative Writing announces the Cowgill Award in Creative Writing in honor of Major and Mrs. George Cowgill

George and Mary Cowgill believed in the power of a good education and the potential freedom and opportunity higher education could provide.  Though he achieved much in his life, often through determination and a knack for being in the right place at the right time, Mr. Cowgill felt he could have achieved more if he had earned a college degree and instilled this belief in his sons.  Mrs. Cowgill taught English for many years and continued her own education, eventually becoming a high school guidance counselor, where she helped many students in their search for the right college.  A number of those students attended the University of Evansville, including her son Michael (BFA, creative writing, ’95).  In her retirement, she volunteered at St. Gerard, a high school for pregnant teenagers in St. Augustine, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Cowgill both worked hard and made sacrifices so their sons could attend college.  Though creative writing wasn’t their first choice of major, they supported Michael’s choice both at UE and later at the graduate level at George Mason University.  They were lifelong readers and considered writing an honorable profession.  Michael honors their spirit and memories with this gift to the Department of Creative Writing.
DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2013

(NOTE: ALL GRABILL/KLINGER FICTION ENTRIES ARE AUTOMATICALLY CONSIDERED FOR THE COWGILL AWARD)

One $1000 prize will be awarded for the best story

ELIGIBILITY:  Any UE Writing major or minor.

ENTRIES:  Maximum 15 pages of short fiction.

Format:  All entries are to be typed on one side of 8 ½ x 11 sheets, double-spaced.  Each is to have a title, and pages are to be numbered.  The writer’s name is not to appear on the work, but each submission is to have an attached (stapled) cover page (8 ½ x 11) listing: the genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay), the title, author, the UE ID number, class rank, and the name of any teacher who has read or heard the work.  PLEASE NOTE: NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED.

DEADLINE:  THEY MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013, AT 4:00 P.M.  No late manuscripts will be accepted.

DATE OF AWARD OF PRIZES:  Prizes for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction will be awarded at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 253,  Ridgway University Center.  All are welcome to attend.

* Want the Chance to Win $100?

The Office of Development wants to know what does philanthropy mean to you?  In one hundred words or less share what philanthropy means to you and the winning essay author will get $100.  All full time students are eligible and essays must be submitted by March 8th to Liz Riffert at EL37@evansville.edu. The winner will be announced at the start of Philanthropy Week on March 18th. 

* Libraries Announce Spring Break Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Spring Break which begins on
March 1st and concludes on March 10th.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with
questions at 488.2376  or  wflouden@evansville.edu.

The Library Spring Break Hours are:
• Tuesday, March 5:           7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 6:     7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Thursday, March 7:         7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, March 8:              7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Saturday, March 9:          CLOSED
• Sunday, March 10:           3:00 p.m. - Midnight
• Monday, March 11:         Resume Regular Hours

Congratulations

* Jim Schaefer

Congratulations to Jim Schaefer, professor of accounting, who received the Outstanding Educator Award for 2012 from the Indiana CPA Society.

The award recognizes a college accounting professor who is distinguished for excellence in classroom teaching and for active involvement in the CPA profession.

Dr. Schaefer joined the University of Evansville in 1990 after completing his Doctor of Business Administration in accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has been awarded the University of Evansville’s Dean’s Teaching Award twice as well as the Delta Sigma Pi Professor of the Year award twice. In 2010, Dr. Schaefer was the lead author of the seventh-most popular article in the Journal of Accountancy.

Dr. Schaefer's involvement with the Indiana CPA Society including service on the board of directors, ethics committee, and more recently as discussion leader on the topics of A&A and ethics.

* UE Finance Students Visited Futures Market in Chicago

UE students visited the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in Chicago on February 25. The trip was arranged by the Finance Club and funded by the student government. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is the largest futures market in the world in terms of floor space. The Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were merged in 2007 under the name of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group. Futures contracts are commitments to buy or sell commodities, foreign currencies, and other securities and assets at a future price and date. Both speculators and hedgers use these markets for profit making or risk management purposes.

Reflecting on his experience, Joseph Payne, accounting and finance major said, "We got to see the floor where traders buy and sell futures contracts.  It was also interesting to see how technology has influenced CME Group as well. Overall, it was a great experience."

Wes Ford, finance and management major added that "the trip was very beneficial for the students who visited the futures market. We were able to observe the real world application of what we learned in our finance classes."

Athletics

* Aces Athletics Weekend and Ticket Deals

This weekend if full of Aces athletic events and ticket deals! Fans can bring any ticket stub from basketball this weekend and receive $2 discount on tickets for baseball and softball games. Men’s and Women’s basketball will be hosting Kids Day on Saturday and Sunday: Get one free kids ticket with the purchase of each regularly priced adult ticket. Please call 812-488-ACES for more information.

Friday:                  1 pm- Baseball vs. Milwaukee
                                7 pm- Women’s basketball vs. Northern Iowa

Saturday:             11 am & 1 pm- Softball Tournament
                                12 pm- Baseball vs. Milwaukee (Double Header)
                                4 pm- Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana State (Senior Night)

Sunday:                1 pm- Baseball vs. Milwaukee
                                1 pm- Women’s Basketball vs. Bradley (Senior Day)
                                2 pm & 4 pm- Softball Tournament
 

* UE Swim Teams Take Academic Honor

Academic honors are the norm for University of Evansville athletics and the Purple Aces men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads were each honored for their efforts in the classroom by the College Swim Coaches Association of America.

The Evansville women posted the No. 10 GPA in the country as they notched a 3.50.  The men also finished in the top 20, placing 17th in the nation with a cumulative team GPA of 3.26.

“I am very proud of our teams,” head coach Rickey Perkins said.  “Everyone does a great job of balancing their work in the classrooms with their work in the pool.”

Four hundred and fifty seven teams, representing 318 different institutions were recognized for achieving team GPAs above a 3.50 for the semester.   That's down slightly from last Spring when 495 teams from 341 schools were represented and the Fall of 2011 when 507 teams from 347 schools earned the honor.

In all, 191 DI women’s squads posted a GPA above a 3.0 while only 65 men’s teams did so.

* Trousilova Earns Second MVC Athlete Of The Week Honor

For the second time in the span of a month, University of Evansville sophomore Marketa Trousilova has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week.

Since her arrival at the University of Evansville this spring, Marketa Trousilova has been the Aces' most steady performer.  She is a perfect 8-0 in singles matches, with the last two coming in the second flight and has gone 7-2 with partner Natasha James in doubles action.

She completed yet another perfect weekend, beginning against SIU Edwardsville as her and James topped Kali Donner and Lindsey Raymond by an 8-2 final.  In singles, she picked up a dominant win over Donner, 6-1, 6-1.  Despite not being 100% in Saturday's win over UT Martin, Trousilova rebounded to keep her steak alive. 

Trousilova won #1 doubles over Anna Marie Herbold and Ivon Simic by an 8-2 final while singles saw her fight back to defeat Herbold.  Questioning whether to play due to injury, she fell by a 6-2 margin in the first set.  In impressive fashion, she rebounded to post 6-2 and 6-0 wins to move to 8-0 on the season.

The Aces are off until March 5 when they travel to Indianapolis for a neutral site battle against UNC Wilmington.

* Men's Basketball Seeks Third Win In A Row

The Purple Aces men’s basketball team seeks its third win in a row as it travels to face Wichita State on Wednesday evening at Koch Arena beginning at 7 p.m.Fans back in Evansville can listen live on 91.5 WUEV or watch online at ESPN3.com.

In the final installment of the BracketBusters series, the Purple Aces finished on a high note, defeating Wright State by a 70-58 final at the Nutter Center on Saturday in Dayton, Ohio.  MVC Player of the Week Colt Ryan led the way with 21 points while D.J. Balentine finished the day with 18.  The game ended 10 years of BracketBusters action as UE finished with an even 5-5 mark; the Aces won three out of five road games, including Saturday’s triumph over WSU.

After a 4-1 start in league play, the Aces won three of their next nine games, however, since then, the Aces have won two out of three games while nearly topping Creighton in the other.  The primary stats that jump out when you compare both streaks have been scoring and rebounding.  Evansville is +8.7 in the last three games in scoring while falling by an average of 2.9 per game in the nine prior to it.  On the boards, the last three outings have seen the Aces outrebound the opposition by 7.0 per game; the earlier nine games in the 3-6 slide saw UE outrebounded by 1.0.

Since entering the starting lineup against Creighton, freshman Adam Wing has made an impact in each of his three games since.  The Morehead, Ky. native has posted an average of over 31 minutes per game while grabbing 7.7 boards per game.

After a 10-point, 7-rebound effort versus Creighton, Wing came back with a career-high 35 minutes of play against Illinois State and has set a career ark with 8 rebounds in each of the last two games.  Just as important as his efforts on the stat sheet was the fact that he has not been whistled for a foul over the last two games; entering the Illinois State game, Wing averaged 6.3 fouls per 40 minutes of play; since then, he has not had one foul in his last 65 minutes.

Wichita State rolls into Wednesday’s game with a 24-5 mark and has won its last five games to improve to 12-4 in the MVC.  A defensive-minded team, Wichita leads the league in rebounding while holding the top rebounding percentage at 57.2%, a total that is 5th in the country.

The Shockers do a great job of making the most out of each possession, averaging 1.05 points per possession (2nd MVC, 54th in the nation) while allowing just 0.892 points on the defensive end, tops in the Valley and 24th overall.  WSU allows just 39.3% of the opponents’ shots to go in, that is #1 in the MVC and 32nd in the nation.

Junior Cleanthony Early is the Shockers’ leading scorer and ranks 7th in the conference with 14.7 points per game.  Carl Hall posts 12.5 points while leading the team with 7.2 rebounds per contest, 6th in the league; Hall leads the conference with 3.2 offensive rebounds per game.  In the BracketBusters win over Detroit, it was Malcolm Armstead leading the way with 20 points; Early and Hall each finished with 18.

Evansville took the win over the Shockers earlier this season at the Ford Center as the Aces finished with a 71-67 victory.  Ryan scored 24 points to lead all scorers while Troy Taylor had 12 and Ned Cox finished with 10. 

On Saturday, UE will wrap up the regular season versus Indiana State at the Ford Center.  UE’s six seniors: Colt Ryan, Troy Taylor, Ned Cox, Lewis Jones, Andy Chinn and Brandon Williams will be honored for their contributions to the program.

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