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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What's Happening Today

* "Spy Wednesday" Mass Tonight in Neu Chapel

The Newman Club will be holding Mass for Spy Wednesday, tonight, in Neu Chapel at 9:30 p.m. The Wednesday of Holy Week is traditionally called "Spy Wednesday" because the Gospel reading is centered on the story of the betrayal of Judas. Father Alex Zenthoefer will be presiding, and will be available for Confessions before Mass beginning at 8:45 p.m.

* Help Out UE Athletic Training Students

The Athletic Training Club will be selling water bottles for $5 in Ridgway University Center on April 19 and 20. Support your athletic training students so they can continue to help all of UE's athletes.


Upcoming Events

* Senate Candidate to Speak on Campus

Indiana State Treasurer and 2012 U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock will be speaking on Thursday, April 21 in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. His topic will be "The Economics of the Past, Present, and Future in America. " This event is sponsored by the UE College Republicans.

* Newman Club Holding Tenebrae Service on Holy Thursday

The Newman Club will be holding a Tenebrae service tomorrow night at 11 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Tenebrae is a Holy Week service that combines the praying of Psalms with the chanting of portions of the Book of Lamentations - a way of reflecting on Christ's Passion using the Old Testament. This version of Tenebrae will combine elements of the Catholic Office of Compline (Night Prayer) with Matins (the Office of Readings). Everyone is welcome!

* Honors Project Presentation

On Tuesday April 26 in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 4:30 p.m., Matt Hummel will present his senior project for the Honors Program. He has written an extended ethics paper describing a workable moral theory. There will be a small forum for questions after the presentation.

* Holy Thursday Service of Darkness

Those who are not going home after classes end on Thursday, are invited to the Holy Thursday Service of Darkness at 9 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The service will commemorate the Last Supper and Crucifixion of Jesus based on the accounts written in the Gospels. Make plans now to participate in this unique service of music, images, and the spoken word.  All are welcome.

* Easter Sunday Worship

Easter Sunday Worship will be in Neu Chapel at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. The service will celebrate the Festival of the Resurrection with special music including, University of Evansville brass quintet, percussion, Schola Cantorum, and pipe organ. University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman preaching on Matthew 28, Living In-Between Rolling Stones and Purple Peeps. All are welcome!

* UE Senior Night!

Attention all 2011 graduating seniors! Please join us for UE Senior Night at the Fox and Hound Grill & Pub on Tuesday, April 26, from 7 p.m. - 1 p.m. There will be free pizza, wings, and soft drinks. Enjoy playing pool, shuffleboard, ping pong, darts and watch big screen TVs. This event is sponsored by: Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), UE Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and UE Senior Gift Committee. No Shuttle Service will be available. Event is free. Please register online at

* Religion Forum - Who is My Neighbor: The GLBT Next Door

Everyone is invited to view the award-winning film: “Fish Out of Water: What does the Bible Say About Being Gay?” at the Who Is My Neighbor: The GLBT Next Door Religion Forum on Monday, April 25. The event starts at 7 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Vanderbilt student filmmaker Ky Dickens explores Biblical passages used to condemn homosexuality in this informative yet entertaining documentary. Interweaving whimsical animation with enlightening interviews from the lesbian and gay community as well as with theologians from across the country, “Fish Out of Water” breaks down seven key passages – from Adam and Eve to Sodom and Gomorra – while confronting the debate over translation and historical context that affect today’s interpretations of the Bible. The film is 60 minutes in length and will be followed by a panel discussion. The forum is sponsored by Religious Life and PRIDE. For more information contact: University Chaplain, Tamara Gieselman,

* UE Bookstore Sidewalk Sale

The UE Bookstore will have its annual Sidewalk Sale on Monday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) outside the Ridgway University Center on the East Terrace.  Discontinued items and clearance items will be reduced for quick sale.  Don't forget to mark your calendar!

* End of Semester Cookout

Members of the Black Student Union (BSU) have planned an end of the semester cookout forThursday, April 21 at 5 p.m. at Hale Court. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Hale Lobby. There is no fee. Just come out and join us and have FUN. 

* Doug Reed to Perform in Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon Program

Dr. Douglas Reed, University Organist, will present Music for Holy Week on the next Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon program, April 21 at 12:20 p.m. Reed will play and discuss music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Marcel Dupré.  William Shaltis, percussionist, will join Reed in a rare performance of Russell Peck's In The Garden for organ and drum set.  Light refreshments will be served in the Chapel narthex following the program.  All are welcome.


Info You Should Know

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: Business Source Premier

Looking for resources about Ffnancial literacy among college students?  Perhaps you need to find an article about accounting for pension plans.  Business Source Premier is an excellent place to start. BSP offers full text for over 1,380 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more.  Business Source Premier contains popular periodicals such as Business Week, Forbes, Fortune and American Banker as well as journals such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, and many others.
*1,380 Scholarly resources
*Business news and magazines
*Partial Full-text and Article Index
*Offers Cited resources for some articles

Contact Kathy Bartelt at or Shane White at with questions about Business Source Premier.

* Cultural Engagement Leadership Positions- Deadline Approaching

Students are invited to apply for International House (I-House) and International Pals (I-Pals) coordinator positions.  I-House Coordinators oversee the weekly country presentations, and I-Pals Coordinators lead the student organization that matches American and international students.  Applications for both positions are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services in Ridgway University Center, Room 220.  Please contact Emily Fiedler at with any questions.

* Department of Psychology Has a New Home Online!

Take a moment to check out the new website for the UE Department of Psychology here, led with a photo of the Psychology Class of 2011!

* Important Spring Commencement Information

Spring and summer graduates need to stop by the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall, Room 106, to pick up their May commencement line cards.  The cards contain important information for commencement day and should be brought to the graduation ceremony.  Cords will also be distributed to students earning Latin honors.


* WC-110 and FYS-120 Being Offered This Summer

If you need to take or retake WC-110 or FYS-120, please be aware that both courses are being offered this summer on the timetable listed below.  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Rob Griffith at

Summer I, May 16-June 17
First-year Seminar 120 (FYS-120), writing intensive section (4 credit hours), MTWTF 1-2:15 p.m.

Summer II, June 20-July 22
First-year Seminar 120 (FYS-120), 3 credit hours, MTWTF 1-2:15 p.m.
World Cultures 110 (WC-110), 3 credit hours, MTWTF 9:30-10:45 a.m.
World Cultures 110 (WC-110) writing intensive section (4 credit hours), MTWTF 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

* Lunch Meals Added in Café Court over Easter

Usually all dining services are closed over Easter Break. However, because Easter is so close to finals this year, we have designed special dining hours:  On Thursday - Dinner from 4:30-5:30 p.m .in Café Court; on Friday and Saturday - Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Café Court; and on Sunday - Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Café Court, and Dinner from 4:30-6:30 Café Court

* Special Weekend Hours at the Writing Center

In observance of the Easter weekend, the Writing Center will be closed Friday, April 22, and resume normal hours at noon Monday, April 25.


* Student Alumni Ambassadors Membership Drive

Attention UE Faculty, Administration and Staff, the University of Evansville Student Alumni Ambassadors is undergoing its annual membership drive.  They are requesting your nominations for students to be considered for membership in their student organization. Last year, SAA received more than 80 nominations from UE faculty, staff and administration and this year we would love to have that many nominations again or more!!!
SAA is looking for dedicated, bright, and energetic students interested in connecting with involved UE alumni and students.  If you know any students who you feel would greatly benefit SAA we would love to hear about them. Thank you for your assistance in helping to sustain and strengthen the University of Evansville Student Alumni Ambassadors. Please send nominations to Monica Spencer, SAA Advisor @ ms323.

* UE Libraries Announces Easter Recess Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for the Easter Recess.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or .
     ~  Thursday, April 21t:   7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
     ~  Friday, April 22:         Closed
     ~  Saturday, April 23:    Closed
     ~  Sunday, April 24:       Closed
     ~  Monday, April 25:     Resume Regular Hours

* Save-the-Date for Family Weekend 2011!

Family Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 23–25.  The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on event planning right now. If your department or student organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link by April 30.  If you have questions, please send an e-mail to or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 488-2586.

Last year, these campus events were a part of Family Weekend:  1) A Reception for Family of Theatre Majors, 2) "The Undy 500" fun run/walk sponsored by students of AMF and SAE fraternity group, 3) The SAB Student Talent Show, 4) Musical Bingo for Families, sponsored by the Music Therapy Association, 5) A Reception for Parents of Nursing Students, 6) The Price Is Right" Fundraiser, Sponsored by Delta Omega Zeta, and 7) Li’l Sibs’ Entertainment, sponsored by RSA.


* Attend Athletic Events and Win Prizes!

Students can attend upcoming athletic events and register to win prizes courtesy of the Athletic Department. Today the women’s tennis team plays Creighton at the Carson Center at 2 p.m.  Students who attend this game can sign-up for the chance to win a flip HD video camera.  The drawing will take place around 4:30 p.m. and you must be present to win.  Look for the registration table located at the tennis court! Also, students who attend the softball game on April 16 - Aces vs. Illinois State - and April 20 - Aces vs. Southern Illinois - will have the chance to win a gift card.  You’ll need to sign-up at the marketing table by the press box. Those that attend the games on April 16, 20 and April 30 and sign-up will have the chance to win an iPod shuffle.

The concession stand will offer $1 popcorn at the baseball and softball games on April 9 and 16 and with free admission for students - it’s very affordable.

Finally, the first 25 students to attend the softball game on May t will receive an orange Aces T-shirt.

Remember ALL athletic events are free with your UE student ID card so come and enjoy the great spring weather and show your UE spirit!


* March of Dimes "March for Babies" Event - UE Team Needs You!

Please mark your calendars for the 2011 March for Babies event on April 30, at Sunset Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the walk through downtown Evansville starting at 10 a.m. There will be a UE Team walking in the event.

"Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick," explains UE Team Captain Becky Hamilton, "There will be a UE team walking in this March for Babies event because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you and your family to join us. It's easy: just click here to sign up for our University of Evansville team."

"If you can't walk with us," adds Becky, "please help by donating to our team. You can do so by clicking on “Donate to this team” from the team registration page above. Thank you in advance for helping us give all babies a healthy start!"

If you have questions, call Becky at ext 2163




* Softball Hosts Games Against SIU

Now over halfway done with the Missouri Valley Conference season, the University of Evansville softball team will be put to the test as it vies for a spot in the State Farm MVC tournament during the remaining 12 games of the season.

The first two of those remaining games will take place at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium Wednesday as the Aces host the Southern Illinois Salukis (27-12). The two teams will faceoff in the first of two meetings this year, playing a doubleheader at 3 p.m.

With only the top eight teams earning a bid to the conference tournament in May, the Aces (9-33) currently stand in ninth place with a 3-12 conference record.  UE is just one game behind eighth-place Indiana State, which holds a 3-11 record against Valley opponents.

The Aces enter Wednesday's contest hoping to snap a five game losing streak after most recently suffering a conference sweep by the hands of second-place Illinois State.

As a team, Evansville brings a .244 batting average into the midweek doubleheader. UE's defense remains as the MVC leader in double plays fielded with 16 turned so far. Sophomore first baseman Alicia Betancur leads the conference with 13 twin-killings while junior second baseman Amy Gaertner ranks second with eight.

Senior Jen Stahlhut continues to be the charge in the Aces? lineup, batting a team-best .358 at the plate. With 11 doubles already this season, Stahlhut is just one double away from tying Jamie Davison?s (2001-04) third place record of 48 career doubles. The Troy, Ill. native currently ranks in the MVC's Top 15 in doubles, batting average, on base percentage, hits, slugging percentage and walks.

Freshman hurler Taylor Perry is coming off her best performance of the season, picking up a career-high 10 strikeouts as she tossed her second complete game of the year in Sunday?s nightcap.  Perry leads the Aces' pitching staff with a 4.95 ERA and 44 total strikeouts.

Scouting the Salukis:
Southern Illinois Salukis (27-12, 9-2 Missouri Valley Conference) The Salukis will host a single game against SIU-Edwardsville Tuesday night before coming to James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. Last weekend the Salukis came away with a trio of high-scoring wins over Indiana State. Southern Illinois scored 36 runs off 36 hits in the sweep, hitting six home runs and seven doubles on the weekend.

The Salukis are batting .286 as a team, with six batters hitting above .300. Mallory Duran paces the team and is second-best in the Valley with a .385 average and 47 hits. Duran leads the MVC with a .483 on base percentage and 42 runs scored. MVC Player of the Week Cristina Trapani comes off a 6-for-15 performance against the Sycamores. The lefty hit two doubles and three home runs to record 12 RBI and 17 total bases while posting a 1.133 slugging percentage on the series.

SIU's pitching staff is led by 2010 MVC Pitcher of the Year, Danielle Glosson, who holds a 2.25 ERA in 171.1 innings pitched. With 142 batters fanned, Glosson ranks third in the MVC in batters struck out.


* Aces Race Past Murray State

The University of Evansville baseball team jumped ahead and stayed ahead Tuesday night at Braun Stadium, as the Aces topped non-conference opponent Murray State, 8-3. With the victory, Evansville hit the 20-win mark, improving to 20-14 on the season, while the Thoroughbreds fell to 13-22.

Senior Greg Wallace led the Aces’ offense, going 3-for-5, a triple shy of hitting the cycle, while senior Shawn Kuester went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Cody Fick belted his eighth home run of the season with two runs batted in and two runs scored.

Freshman Ryan Billo (3-0) had a stellar outing, hurling the opening six innings, giving up six scattered hits, three runs, a walk, and struck out three. Classmates Tyler Miller and Peter Spear sealed the victory, shutting down the Breds in the final three frames.

“It was good to get up early and to finish with the victory,” said Head Coach Wes Carroll. “We got a little lackadaisical in the mid innings, which we can’t let happen in Valley play. But, we take it and learn from it, and the most important thing is that we got the win tonight.”

Fick put the Aces on the board in their first at-bats with a two-run blast over the centerfield wall. With one out, Wallace doubled to reach base and Fick brought him around for the 2-0 lead.

In the second inning, sophomore Chris Pearson, Kuester, and sophomore Eric Stamets, combined for three straight singles. Pearson scored when third baseman Paul Ritzheimer overthrew first on Stamets’ bunt single. With two on, Wallace slugged his seventh homer of the season over the left-centerfield fence. Fick walked before Will Handlin relieved MSU starter Tyler Saltsman (0-1), who would take the loss. Senior Ryan Oesterle capped the Aces’ rally with an RBI double to center to give Evansville a commanding 7-0 lead.

Murray State answered in the third when Cody Larson led off with a solo shot over the left field wall, followed by a single by Wes Warren. However, Billo bared down and got the lineout and double play ball to end the side at 7-1.
In the sixth, the Breds were able to string a few hits together for two more runs. After a leadoff strikeout, Elliot Frey and Travis Isaak reached base on a single and walk, respectively, setting up Jacob Rhodes’ two-run double to the centerfield gap that made the score 7-3.

However, that was all Murray State would get as Miller threw the seventh and eighth, allowing two scattered hits and struck out one. Spear tossed a perfect ninth to preserve the win.

The Aces added an insurance run in the seventh when Oesterle reached on a walk and scored on senior Nate Smith’s sacrifice fly for the resulting 8-3 score.

Evansville will meet Murray State again next Tuesday on the road after traveling to play Bradley University this weekend. Game one of the three-game MVC series starts at 7 p.m. Friday in Peoria, Ill.



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