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Friday, March 22, 2013

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* This Weekend in Music: Even More Concerts

It will be a very busy weekend in the Department of Music.  In addition to the previously announced concerts tonight (UE Piano Series), tomorrow evening (Classical Guitar Society), and Sunday evening (Percussion Faculty Recital), the Jazz Guest Artist Series continues in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 with a concert featuring saxophonist and local jazz audience favorite, Monte Skelton.  Monte won an honorable mention award as outstanding soloist at the 2010 Elmhurst Jazz Festival in Chicago, and he has established a reputation in Evansville and the surrounding area as a skillful jazz performer, leading his own funk band, Skelton’s Montourage.  For his UE performance, Monte will be accompanied by a rhythm section comprising some of the most outstanding jazz performers in the region, including pianist Tom Drury, guitarist Matt Kincaid, bassist Michael Gray, and drummer Pat Moore.  The concert is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society.  Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Jazz Society members, and $5.00 for students with I.D.  Tickets will be available at the door, or can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 488-2754.

Department of Music students will also be offering three recitals this Saturday, March 23.  Jessica Handy (euphonium) will perform her Senior Recital at 1:00, accompanied by Kristin Jones (piano) and Cole Ripy (guitar).  Mezzo-soprano Clara Wallace will then present her Senior Recital at 2:30, accompanied by Patrick Ritsch (piano).  She will be followed by soprano Alyssa Brooks, who will present her Senior Recital at 4:00, accompanied by Joshua Kight (piano and harpsichord) and Matthew Banks (alto saxophone).  All three recitals will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

* Sign Up for UE Gives Back by Friday!

All registration forms must be completed and submitted to by March 22, 2013 so sign up today for UE Gives Back!   This year UE Gives Back will be held on Saturday April 6 from 10 am to 12 pm.  Please visit our website (  to download the excel file and register yourself and/or your student organization.

* Recyclemania - New Challenge!

Alcoa Warrick Operations has challenged UE, USI and Ivy Tech in a local Recyclemania contest and will provide a cash prize of $1,500 to whichever school improves the most in the second half of the challenge (March 3–30).  In addition to the local grant, the winner in the competition will also get a traveling trophy, created by a local artist from crushed aluminum cans.  UE, we can do this!  There are 18 days left - let’s make sure we are recycling the following items:
• Office paper
• Cardboard
• Newspapers
• Magazines
• Cereal boxes, beverage and soda cases
• Books
• Aluminum cans (rinsed out, empty)
• Plastic: (rinsed out, empty) with #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 in the recycle symbol on the container, such as:  Milk containers; Water bottles; Shampoo bottles; Laundry detergent containers; and Margarine containers

If you’ve got questions, call ext. 2697 or email js652.

* Get Tickets Now for International Banquet and Variety Show

The University of Evansville's International Club would like to invite everyone to its 37th Annual International Banquet & Variety Show. Don't miss the opportunity to try international food and enjoy a variety of performances. So mark your calendars and come to Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center on Saturday, March 23, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students in advance and $8 at the door. Adult tickets are $12 for singles, $20 for couples and free for children under the age of 8! Semi-formal attire is recommended and profits go to charity. Tickets are available now at the International Office, Ridgway 2nd Floor. You can also purchase your ticket at Ridgway Lobby on the following dates;

Tuesday, March 19 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Thursday, March 21 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Friday, March 22 - 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Hurry and get your ticket before they are sold out!



Upcoming Events

* Cisco Systems & JP Morgan Chase Representatives Speaking on Campus

The Schroeder School of Business announces an upcoming presentation by Greg Bertles, Virtual Sales Manager at Cisco Systems, and Eloho Okeze, Business Analysis and Reporting Analyst at JP Morgan Chase. Greg and Eloho will be presenting to students and faculty on Thursday, April 4th in SOBA 272, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Greg is a master at identifying and explaining what college graduates need to be doing in order to land jobs at top companies and Eloho navigated the tough procedures of international sponsorship requirements and landed a job with a top firm. In addition, Eloho provides students with the skills needed to correspond effectively with top companies.

* Palm/Passion Sunday this Sunday in Neu Chapel, Holy Week Schedule

Join us at the doors of Neu Chapel as we commemorate Palm/Passion Sunday this week at University Worship, 10:30 a.m. Student led jazz ensemble will offer special music in a unique prelude to the palm procession. Students and faculty will be leading us in the liturgy; University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman preaching "Prelude to a Kill."

Holy Thursday Service will be at 5:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel, Thursday, March 28 featuring UE Theatre alum Dave Westfall who will be leading a monologue as arguably the most famous betrayer in history, Judas, with musical accompaniment. 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 is March 31, 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel. The service will celebrate the Festival of the Resurrection with special music including student-led Jazz Ensemble and percussion professor Ross Erickson.

* Student Government Association Elections

Student Government Association Elections for the 2013-2014 Student Congress are coming up! We will be electing the positions of President, Vice President, and Senior Trustee. 

Any full-time student who meets the eligibility requirements to be the Student Government President or Vice President needs to submit a petition by March 27th at 5 p.m. All graduating seniors from December 2012 or May 2013 who are interested in becoming the Student Trustee representative for a three year term may also request a petition to run for office.

Candidates that are interested need to fill out a petition (available in the Center for Student Engagement, on the SGA Blackboard account, or by e-mailing jb517) and return it to the Center for Student Engagement by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Completed petitions must have 75 valid student signatures.

Any potential candidates who have questions about these offices should ask current President Patrick Hayden, Vice President Kate Schlarf, and Senior Trustee Alissa Fricke. Voting for these offices will take place via AceLink April 1-3, and winners will be announced at the Student Congress meeting on April 4 at 5 p.m.

* PT Club Meeting

The third Physical Therapy Club meeting will be held Tuesday, March 26th at 12:00pm in Graves 104. All undergraduates and physical therapy students are welcome to attend. Please contact the club's president,Jenna Fischer (jf146) if you have any questions. Thank you!

* Catholic Liturgy for Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion to Begin with Procession from Front Oval

This Sunday's 1:00 p.m. Mass on campus will begin with the blessing of palms and procession from UE's front oval, weather permitting. The celebrant this week is Father Tony Ernst, who will be assisted by Deacon Christopher Droste. The Mass will also include St. Luke's account of the Lord's Passion. If the weather is bad, Mass will begin in the Neu Chapel vestibule. Everyone is welcome!

* Help Take a Stand on BULLYING

UE Chaplain Tammy Gieselman is encouraging the UE community to help take a stand on bullying by going to see the movie Bully on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The film will be shown at the AMC Theaters on Evansville’s west side.  Please order your tickets in advance at

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, BULLY is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis. Bully follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers, BULLY examines the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole.

* Jezreel Expedition Logo Contest

All members of the UE community are invited to submit designs for a logo for the Jezreel Expedition. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize!

The Jezreel Expedition is a new archaeological project in Israel sponsored by the University of Evansville and the University of Haifa and directed by Dr. Jennie Ebeling (UE) and Dr. Norma Franklin (U Haifa). Located in Israel’s Galilee, Jezreel has been continuously occupied for 7,000 years and has visible architectural remains from the Israelite, Roman, Crusader and Ottoman periods. Mentioned numerous times in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Jezreel was the site of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel’s winter palace, Naboth’s vineyard, and Jehu’s revolt.

Please contact Dr. Ebeling ( for guidelines and motifs we would like to incorporate in the logo.  Please submit your logo to Dr. Ebeling as a jpg by April 19.

* Evening Prayer with Lessons of Tenebrae

Holy Week Services in Neu Chapel will include a service of EVENING PRAYER on Sunday, March 24, in the Chapel sanctuary beginning at 7:30 p.m. The service of Psalms, readings, and music will include the rarely heard Lessons of Tenebrae (Leçons de ténèbres) by Francois Couperin “Le Grand” (1668-1733).  The Couperin work is a set of three pieces for voice, harpsichord, and continuo written expressly for Holy Week in 1715. The text comes from the Lamentations of Jeremiah in which the prophet mourns the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple.  In the Christian tradition, the Leçons capture the mood of Holy Week following the betrayal and abandonment of Jesus by his disciples.

Musicians for the Couperin work include Kirk Rich, harpsichord; sopranos Claire Daniels and Lindsey McLennan; and Pedro Funes, gamba.

Kirk Rich studied organ at the University of Evansville during his four years at Memorial High School.  Winner of the 2007 American Guild of Organists/Quimby Competition for Young Organists (Region V), he has performed in the United States, France, and England, and as a “Rising Star” at the 2008 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In 2009 he was a semi-finalist in the André Marchal International Organ Competition in Biarritz, France. Currently he is a master’s candidate in organ and harpsichord performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.   He serves as Assistant Director of Music at First Christian Church in Bloomington, Indiana.  

Vocalists Claire Daniels and Lindsey McLennan are pursuing masters degrees in early music at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. At IU, Daniels sings in Concentus and the Pro Arte Singers.  McLennan recently made her debut with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra in concerts of Bach’s Lutheran Mass in A Major and performed as soloist with the IU New Music Ensemble in the world premiere of David Dzubay’s Producing ForA While.  

Pedro Funes, gambist, is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Early Music at Indiana University, where he is the recipient of an Associate Instructorship.  He is a member of the viol consort Les Touches and medieval ensemble Los Musicos de Alfonso.


* EXSS Career Forum

The University of Evansville Exercise and Sport Science Student Organization, in collaboration with the Center for Career Development, cordially invites you to attend our annual Exercise and Sport Science Career Forum. The forum will be held Wednesday, March 27 from 6–7:30 pm in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Building. As part of the professional panel, you will have the opportunity to share valuable professional advice and your career development path with current students.  The forum is organized in a question and answer panel discussion format with a brief networking reception concluding the evening.  Please register by March 22 in the Exercise Science office located in Graves Hall, Room 219.

* Transitions to Professionalism: Networking Etiquette Set for April 2

We all know the value of networking, especially for the job search.  Learn valuable tips to help you mix and mingle your way to a job from Sharla Cowden, etiquette mentor.  A complimentary luncheon will be provided with an RSVP to by March 26. The luncheon & workshop will be in Eykamp 253/254/255 in Ridgway University Center on April 2 from 12:15-1:15.  This event is sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs, UE VETS (Veterans Education Transition Support), and AES (Adult Education Society) student organizations in collaboration with UE Center for Career Development. 


* Collecting Items for Dogs to Help Warrick Humane Society

Delta Sigma Pi will be collecting items for dogs to support the Warrick Humane Society in Newburgh. Donations such as dog collars, treats, toys, and more will be accepted from March 25-27 in Ridgway University Center.

* UE Bookstore Spring Sale

The UE Bookstore is having a Spring Sale Monday-Thursday, March 25-28.  All UE clothing and imprinted gift purchases will be discounted 20% OFF the original price.  The store also has a selection of clearance items reduced for quick sale that will be exempt from additional discount.  Stop by during the week and check out the selections.  Please note the Bookstore will be closed on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, due to the Easter holiday.

* Acettes Auditions

The University of Evansville Acettes invites all eligible students to audition for the 2013-2014 season. Auditions will be held in two sessions on April 7 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Carson Center. Please visit the Acettes Webpage for additional details as well as team requirements. Alternate auditions may be arranged through Coach Arata. Contact Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145 with questions. We look forward to seeing you on the 7th. Go Aces!

* MESCON 2013 Is Saturday!

The UE Community is invited to 2013 MESCON (Math, Engineering, Science Conference) on Saturday, March 23, in Koch Center. This annual conference celebrates undergraduate scientific research and engineering design from excellent colleges and universities in the Midwestern region. Starting at 8:00 am, students will give oral and poster presentations from areas ranging in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering.  Please come hear student presentations and see poster presentations. MESCON Committee members Dr. Dick Blandford (MESCON Co-Chair), Dr. Deborah Hwang (MESCON Co-Chair), Dr. Cris Hochwender, Dr. Chris Tweddle, Dr .John Stamm, Dr. Arlen Kaufman, Dr. Lora Becker, Dr. Todsapon Thananatthanachon, and Dr. James Doane.

Special thanks to CIHOLAS,Inc and Mead Johnson.

* Phi Mu Presents Pancake Breakfast this Saturday

The ladies of Phi Mu are holding their annual pancake breakfast to benefit Children's Miracle Network this Saturday. It will be held at St. Benedict's Cathedral School in the cafeteria. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 from 8-11am. Raffle tickets are $1. There will be music, games, and unlimited breakfast! Please come and support a great cause.

* Battle of the Bands Set for this Saturday

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia's annual  Battle of the bands Competition is this Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. Student bands from the University of Evansville will compete to win the vote of the crowd and a panel of judges comprised of local music professionals. The house band of Phi Mu Alpha will be playing a set as a halftime show. The event is free to all University of Evansville Students with a student ID, and $5 to the public. Tickets are sold at the door and are used to cast audience vote for favorite band.



* "Sex on Campus" Program March 27

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE Nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 251 on Wednesday, March 27, at 5pm. Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy!


Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do 4U: TRIAL access to Academic Search COMPLETE

Do you need an article on: the Arab spring uprisings in the Middle East, the new Pope, or plant viruses that attack tulips?

Find these articles and many more in Academic Search COMPLETE   This database provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary, full-text academic journals.  Research in disciplines from the social sciences, humanities, and science, technology and mathematics is collected in peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, and books.

Content includes:

*More than 13,600 abstracted and indexed journals

*Nearly 9,100 full-text journals

*Full text for more than 7,900 peer-reviewed journals

*PDF content dating back as far as 1887

*Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,460 journals

Trial access to Academic Search COMPLETE is available until May 1, 2013.  

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4 or 2486) with questions or comments regarding Academic Search COMPLETE.

* Students: Win an iPad Mini!

Have you completed the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory yet?  Students who complete this survey will be entered for a chance to win an iPad mini.  Invitations to complete the survey were sent from Vice President Dana Clayton to your UE e-mail address.

* Reminder: Pi Gamma Mu Still Collecting New and Used Shoes

Pi Gamma Mu, the Honor Society for the Social Sciences, is still collecting new and used shoes for Soles4Souls, a charity dedicated to providing shoes to those in need around the world.  Shoes of all styles and sizes are welcome!  Collection boxes are located in Ridgway University Center, Koch Center, Graves Hall, Carson Center, and the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in SoBA 50.  Collection will run through next Monday, March 25 in the collection boxes, or through April 1st in the Department of Law, Politics, and Society.  Our goal is to collect 200 pairs!  If you have any questions, contact Mari Plikuhn at

* Share Your Opinions About the Fitness Center

SGA is seeking student input about potential updates to the student fitness center. Please click the link below to share your opinions. This information will be used to help shape updates for the next school year as well as looking at potential new equipment to be purchased. Students who participate in this survey will be entered to win one of two $25 gift cards to Dicks Sporting Goods. If you have questions please email ks320.

* Easter Seals Volunteers Needed

On April 14, the Easter Seals Rehab Center will be hosting a live telethon to raise money to underwrite the cost of therapy for people who could not otherwise afford those services.  The Easter Seals Rehab Center has asked the University of Evansville to form a five-member team of people willing to participate for one hour, either 3-4 p.m. or 4-5 p.m., on that day.  Volunteers will be expected to be present at the Easter Seals Rehab Center during his or her shift and attempt to raise money by telephoning people they know and asking for donations.  Volunteers will also be interviewed twice during their shift.  A suggested "script" for soliciting donations will be provided, and the team that raises the most money will win a trophy.  Please respond to by Monday, March 25, if you would like to volunteer.

* Graduation Announcement Pick-up

Graduates who ordered their graduation announcement on or before March 19th may pick up their orders in the UE Bookstore.  Any orders that were shipped have been sent out as well and you should receive them via UPS.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Summer/Fall Adoptions Now Due

This is a reminder to all faculty that adoptions for the summer and fall terms are now due in the UE Bookstore.  Please submit your adoptions to the Bookstore as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.  Remember timely adoptions affect the price students get for their books in some cases during Buyback at the end of the term.

* Need Financial Aid for Summer Courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a Financial Aid Summer Preliminary Application, available from the Office of Financial Aid. We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.


* On-Campus Jobs Available for Summer

Jobs are available on-campus for UE students for this summer (must be continuing at UE in the fall semester). You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal/State Work-study during the academic year in order to apply. Furthermore, you may apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications may be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions should be directed to Hilary Morales at

* Residence Life Summer Staff Openings!

Searching for a Summer Job?  Residence Life hires students for its Summer Conference Program.  Applications are available on March 20th and are due back on March 26.  A session with more info will be held on March 20th at 9:30 pm in Graves 100.

Compensation is free summer housing (value of $2,410) plus $975 pay.

Summer Staff are a primary support system during the summer, and are responsible for providing assistance to conference guests and summer school students.  Summer Staff will be involved in all phases of the conference program so applicants should be hard working, have a dedication to excellence, be customer service orientated, have good communication skills, and be knowledgeable about UE.

Summer Staff Selection Timeline:
• March 20 – Summer Staff Info Session:  9:30 pm in Graves 100
• March 26 – Applications and recommendations due – all recommendations and completed applications must be received by 5:00 pm in the Office of Residence Life
• April 11 – Hiring decisions and notifications will be made.

Please note: selection timeline is subject to change.  Question about the process?  Contact Calvin Wertman at 488-2214 / or Anna Jessen at 488-1115 /

* Libraries Announce Easter Break Schedule

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Easter Recess which begins on March 29 and concludes on March 31.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or
• Thursday, March 28:     7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, March 29:          CLOSED
• Saturday, March 30:      CLOSED
• Sunday, March 31:         CLOSED
• Monday, April 1:            Resume Regular Hours

* Applications Now Being Accepted for Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2013-14 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.    Applications may be emailed to; or

* UE Closed March 29 for Good Friday

The University of Evansville will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2013 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

* Attention UE Cardholders

The March Pcard Cycle started February 22 and ends on March 21.  Cycle statements may be run and printed on March 23.  The GL upload will occur on March 28.  At the time of GL Upload, cardholders will no longer be able to modify transaction details for the March Cycle.

* Foreign Language Department Photo Contest Deadline Extended

The Department of Foreign Languages would like to invite students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major/minor requirement to submit photos to enter the Annual Foreign Language Department Photo Contest.  If you participated in a foreign language study abroad program for your major/minor requirement in Spring 2012, Summer 2012 or Fall 2012, you may submit up to three photos (one in each category) from your study abroad experience for the contest. 

Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to The photos can be of any trips, campuses or cities that you were in during your foreign language study abroad and must be submitted in one of the following categories:  Art; Landscape; or Cultural Interaction.

One winner will be awarded for each category, and one of those photos will be awarded the Best Overall photo.  The Best Overall photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office.  Please note that all photos may be shared and/or published with the Office of Study Abroad and University Relations.

Feel free to stop by OH 350 and see the winners from the past, if you like.

The deadline for submissions has been extended. You can now submit your photos to Foreign Languages at OH 350 by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27. Put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet.  We would love to display all of them on one of our bulletin boards.

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly at

* 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

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



* Baby Announcement

Theresa Hoffherr, publications assistant, has a new granddaughter, Charlotte Nicole Hoffherr, born March 21. She was 20 inches long and weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz. Carter is her proud older brother. 

* Daniel Byrne

Dr. Daniel Byrne, associate professor of history, will be giving a free public lecture and discussion at Kentucky Wesleyan College on Monday March 25th at 7 PM in the Rogers Hall of the Winchester Center.  The Owensboro Area World Affairs Council invited Dr. Byrne to give a talk entitled “Egypt and Syria: Decolonization and the Historical Roots of the Arab Spring, 1919-2013.”

* Eric Stoessel Chosen for Internship with Future Public Health Leaders Program

Eric Stoessel, a Public Health and Health Services Administration double major, was chosen to serve as an intern with the Future Public Health Leaders Program.  The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is housed in the Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. Beginning in late May, Eric will spend 3 days training at the CDC and the remainder of the time will be spent in Ann Arbor, MI doing field experiences, participating in workshops and seminars, and conducting community health assessments.  The program is aimed to provide significant experiences in public health practice. 

* Landon Sholar to Play Lead in Professional Production of Les Miserables

Landon Sholar, a junior voice major, has been hired by the Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, New York to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Landon will be the youngest person to ever play Jean Valjean in a professional setting. Les Miserables opens June 20 and runs through June 30. After he closes that show, he will remain with the company for the rest of the summer to perform in Biloxi Blues, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Who's Tommy the Musical.




* Women's Basketball Announces June Camp Dates

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team has announced that it will be hosting six summer camps this season, with the first to be held on June 7.  The Lady Aces basketball camp schedule includes a high intensity camp, a team camp, two position camps and a pair of day camps.

The high intensity camp will be held on June 7 and is open to any and all girls entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2013.  The cost per camper is $75.  The team camp will be conducted June 8-9 and each team will be guaranteed five games.  The cost for the team camp is $50 per player.  From June 12-14, position camps will be held for guards and post players.  Both camps are open to girls enter grades 6-12 in the fall of 2013 and the cost is $80 per camper.  The UE women’s basketball staff will conclude its camp schedule with a pair of day camps that will be held June 17-19 and June 24-26.  The day camps are open to girls entering grades 3-12 in the fall of 2013.  The cost for the day camps is $165 per camper and there will be a 50% off discount for registering a second camper.

Head coach Oties Epps and his staff will be leading the camp instruction and a camp t-shirt is included in the price of each camp.  For more information regarding the camps, please contact camp director FahKara Malone by phone (812-488-1147) or by email (

* Evansville Hosts Creighton to Open Valley Play

The University of Evansville baseball team will open its Missouri Valley Conference schedule this weekend by hosting defending MVC Tournament champion Creighton for a three-game series at Braun Stadium.  The Purple Aces and Bluejays will open the series Friday at 6 p.m. and continue the set with a 2 p.m. game Saturday, before wrapping up the series Sunday at 1 p.m.

Evansville (8-12) split a pair of midweek games with Murray State and UT Martin earlier this week, as the Aces posted a 5-3 home win over Thoroughbreds Tuesday, before falling to the Skyhawks, 8-3, Wednesday in Martin, Tenn.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day led UE by going 3-for-6 in the pair of games, while senior Chris Pearson recorded a pair of hits in six at-bats, including a two-run homer in the loss to UTM.

Junior Tyler Miller (1-0) picked up the win out of the bullpen in Tuesday’s win over MSU, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings and striking out five.  Senior Ryan Billo (1-2) took the loss in Wednesday‘s defeat at UT Martin, as he allowed five runs, all earned, on eight hits in just 2.2 innings.

As a team, Evansville is hitting .267 with 29 extra-base hits and a .334 slugging percentage.  The Aces are scoring just over five runs per outing, getting on base at a .368 clip and have stolen 17 bases in 27 tries.  Defensively, UE has committed 23 errors and own a .969 fielding percentage.

Junior Jake Mahon leads Evansville with a .325 batting average with four doubles and two triples, and is tied for second on the team with 12 RBI.  Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski is hitting .313 this season and leads the squad with six doubles, 25 runs scored and five stolen bases.  Day and senior Jason Hockemeyer have each driven in a team-high 13 runs this season.  Day is hitting .299 on the year, while Hockemeyer sports a .292 average with a team-best .460 on-base percentage and 19 walks.

The Aces’ pitching staff has combined for a 4.37 ERA, 151 strikeouts, 59 walks and a .263 opposing batting average this season.  UE is scheduled to use the rotation of sophomore Kyle Freeland, senior Kyle Lloyd and junior Cole Isom this weekend against Creighton.  Freeland is 2-3 on the year with a 2.65 ERA and ranks second in the MVC with 35 strikeouts in his 34.0 innings of work.  The southpaw is holding opponents to a .254 average and has issued just four walks.  Lloyd owns a 2.65 ERA with a 2-2 record and has recorded a league-best 41 strikeouts, while walking just seven and holding opponents to a .214 average.  Isom brings a 1-3 record and 4.57 ERA into the weekend series.  The junior lefty has tallied 17 strikeouts in 21.2 innings of work and has issued nine walks.

Creighton (10-4) enters its MVC-opening series having won five of its last six games and had its Tuesday game with South Dakota State postponed due to cold weather in Omaha, Neb.  The Bluejays capture two games on a three-game set in their series with Pacific last weekend in Omaha.

CU is hitting .304 as a Valley-best .305 as a team with 30 extra-base hits and a .397 slugging percentage.  Creighton owns a .415 on-base percentage and has stolen 13 bases on 18 attempts this season.  The Bluejays are fielding .980 as a team and have committed just 11 defensive miscues.

Jake Peter leads Creighton with a .433 average, .567 slugging percentage and .507 on-base percentage to go with 14 RBI.  Kevin Lamb is hitting .403 with 13 RBI and a pair of doubles, while Regan Fowler boasts a .380 average and is reaching base at a .475 clip with just one strikeout this season.  Mike Gerber has been the Bluejays’ top power threat with a team-high 15 RBI and a pair of home runs.

Creighton’s pitching staff owns a 4.39 ERA and a .260 opposing batting average.  Bluejay pitchers have combined for 69 strikeouts and 50 walks in 123.0 innings.  Tommy Strunc, who is slated to be Friday’s starter, is 3-0 on the season with a 3.91 ERA in his four starts.  Strunc has notched a team-best 21 strikeouts and walked 13 in his 23.0 innings on the mound.  Saturday ‘s probably starter, Nick Musec, is 0-2 with a  5.12 ERA and has six strikeouts in 19.1 innings of work.  Brett Swain has made a pair of starts for Creighton and boasts a 1.69 ERA in 5.1 innings.  Peter has tallied a pair of saves for the Blujeays and has yet to allow a run in 4.0 innings out of the bullpen.

CU leads the all-time series with Evansville, 40-25, but the Aces captured the series last season, by taking two of three from Creighton last season at TD Ameritrade Park, marking UE’s first series win over the Bluejays since 2006.

FRIDAY – Kyle Freeland (LHP, 2-3, 2.65 ERA) vs. Tommy Strunc (RHP, 3-0, 3.91 ERA)
SATURDAY – Kyle Lloyd (RHP, 2-2, 2.65 ERA) vs. Nick Musec (RHP, 0-2, 5.12 ERA)
SUNDAY – Cole Isom (LHP, 1-3, 4.57 ERA) vs. TBA

* Aces To Host Second CIT Game On Saturday

The University of Evansville Athletics Department has announced the Purple Aces’ matchup for the second round of the Tournament as UE will play host to Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at the Physical Activities Center on the campus of USI.

The venue change for the game is due to the Icemen playing at the Ford Center this weekend.

Tip will be at 12:30 p.m. with all seats costing $15.  All tickets are general admission.  Fans are encouraged to buy tickets early as a capacity crowd is expected.  Tickets will be available at the Carson Center ticket office on Thursday and Friday and the hours both days will be from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.  UE students will be admitted free with a valid ID.

Evansville improved to 19-14 with an 84-72 victory over Tennessee State in Tuesday’s opening-round matchup at the Ford Center while the Colonels enter the weekend with a 25-9 mark after topping Gardner-Webb by a 69-62 final in their first CIT game.

Colt Ryan scored 22 points in the CIT opener as he moved within 33 points of tying Larry Humes’ all-time scoring record.  Ned Cox notched 16 points, 12 of which came from long range.  Fans will also have the chance to see UE go for its 20th win of the season, something the program has not accomplished since the 1998-99 campaign.

Eastern Kentucky is led by three players posting double figures as Glenn Cosey tops the list with 15.1 points.  He is followed by Mike DiNunno, who has tallied an average of 14.8 PPG.  Fans from the area will recognize EKU sophomore Eric Stutz.  The sophomore, who averages 8.2 points, hales from Newburgh, Ind. and attended Castle High School.

To purchase tickets, call 812-488-ACES.

* Quinn Vilneff Named MVC Men's Golfer Of The Week

University of Evansville junior Quinn Vilneff was named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week in an announcement by the league on Wednesday.

Vilneff earned the top finish of his UE career while tying for his lowest tournament total.  The native of Amherstburg, Ontario tied for third place at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate while tallying a 146. 

In the first round of play, Vilneff stood in a tie for the lead with a 69 before wrapping up the event in third place with a 77 in round two.  The 146 tied for his lowest effort at UE.

This marks the second week in a row that an Evansville player was named the MVC Men’s Golfer of the Week.  Freshman Alex Turner earned the honor a week ago.


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