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Thursday, March 28, 2013

* Viewing Parties for Men's Basketball CIT Semifinals

UE students will have a choice of two locations for watch parties as the Purple Aces men's basketball team takes on East Carolina in Greenville, North Carolina Saturday afternoon. They are playing in the semifinals of the Postseason Tournament.

The University of Evansville and Showplace Cinemas East (1801 Morgan Center Drive) will host a local viewing party in two theaters for the first 500 people who show up. Each theater can seat no more than 250 people. The game begins at 4:00 p.m. local time, and tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis starting at 3:00 p.m. at Harbor Bay restaurant, located near the IMAX entrance in Showplace Cinemas East. Admission is free; in-your-seat food and drink service will be available for purchase from Harbor Bay.

UE students are welcome to the viewing at the theater, but there will also be a special watch party just for UE students in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center.

For those who are interested in watching the game online, it will be streamed at Viewing is free, but you must register for access.

Come cheer on the Aces as they look to advance to the finals of the Postseason Tournament Wear your purple and be ready for a great game! 


What's Happening Today

* Holy Week in Neu Chapel

Holy Thursday Service with the commemoration of the Last Supper begins at 5:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The service will include a dramatic monologue with singing from arguably the most famous betrayer in history, Judas Iscariot, played by David Westfall.

Easter Sunday and the Festival of the Resurrection begins at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Join us for some Easter jazz and percussion with UE professor, Ross Erickson. As always, the community is invited, all are welcome, and Donut Bank donuts will be available at 10:00 a.m.

David Westfall is from Evansville. He graduated from North High School and studied Musical Theater at UE and Indiana University. He lived in New York City for several years and appeared in many off- Broadway productions. Following a call to ministry he attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. David is a youth counselor in Evansville and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. 

* PRIDE Tie Dye Shirt Pre-orders!

PRIDE is accepting pre-orders for tie dye shirts that the group will be selling on April 3, 4, and 5. If you order NOW you can get the shirt for $5 instead of $6, which is how much they will be on the days previously listed. If you have a simple design or maybe even your Greek letters that you want put on the shirt let us know! If interested please send your pre-order to, with your name, size, email address, colors you want, and a possible design.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Blood Drive Set for April 4

Delta Sigma Pi is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, April 4 from noon to 6 p.m. in Eykamp 252/253/254/255 in Ridgway University Center. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments appreciated! To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit and enter sponsor code 024301. For information on donor eligibility, call 866-236-3276.



* Safety and Security Silent Auction Planned for April 3

The office of Safety & Security will hold its annual Lost and Found Auction on Wednesday April  3. You will be able to view the items in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, from 10 a.m.-3 p. m., on the 3rd. This is a silent auction - all bids are confidential.

* I-House: Venezuela

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Venezuela. Attendees will learn about another culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 pm. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Campus Community invited to Diversity and Equity Officer Interview Plenary Session

The University of Evansville is engaged in a search process to identify an institutional Diversity and Equity Officer (DEO).  The Diversity and Equity Officer will serve as a member of the Office of the President leading and coordinating efforts in all aspects of diversity, inclusion, educational and employment equity, affirmative action, cultural understanding and competency, and civil and human rights.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with internal and external constituents and will be responsible for advancing diversity and equity as core values essential to the University's educational mission.

Two candidates for the DEO position have been identified and will be visiting our campus in the next three weeks.  The first campus interview is April 1 and 2. The UE community is invited to attend an interview plenary session on Tuesday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Building

. Candidates will offer an initial 15 minute presentation and then receive questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

* Andiron Lecture: Is Music the Universal Language?

For the next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture, Alfred Savia will present "Is Music the Universal Language?" The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. 

Savia is in his 24th season as music director and conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensemble that is recognized nationally as one of the best regional orchestras in the United States. He has overseen considerable artistic growth in his years leading the Evansville Philharmonic, including the formation of a two-tiered youth orchestra program, the establishment of the Eykamp String Quartet (a full-time quartet and ensemble-in-residence at UE), and annual presentations of Handel’s Messiah and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. He continues to guest conduct orchestras in the United States and in other parts of the world on a regular basis. In recent years, he has conducted extensively in South America. He continues to regularly conduct the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra where he had previously served as associate conductor for six seasons.

Music is said to be the “universal language.” What exactly does that mean? How do we communicate through music? In this lecture, Alfred Savia will explore the universality of music through his personal experience, from making music with chamber ensembles of only a few members to interacting with large orchestral/choral forces of over 200 people on one stage. There must be a connecting thread when making music, whether between four musicians in a string quartet or among a huge orchestra playing a Mahler symphony. How, then, do these musicians communicate the message of the composer to the audience, from a small soirée in a home to a large performance in a concert hall of up to 2,000? Maestro Savia will explore, through his personal experiences, the unspoken communication between conductor and orchestra and the challenges of conducting in countries around the world, where music is the only language of communication between conductor and orchestra.

* 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.

* 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!


Info You Should Know

* Little Sisters of the Poor Speak to UE Group

Through a connection made by Mike Roesch, campus minister at the Newman Center, Sr. Mary Augustine and Sr. Carolyn responded recently to an invitation to address the University’s Eta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The Little Sisters’ presentation, which explained their philosophy of care, was titled “A Vision for Eldercare: The Heart of It All”.

The speakers shared the vision of the founder of their order, St. Jeanne Jugan. They discussed how today’s regulatory mandates for respect, dignity, self-determination, promotion of independence, and person-centered care in the long-term care setting resonate with values actualized by their founder. She began her mission in 1839. These values which have guided the care in the Little Sisters' Homes all through the years.

A lovely flowering orchid was given to our Little Sisters in gratitude for their presentation


* Student Activities Board Taking Applications for Committee Chair Positions

Are you interested in taking your leadership skills to the next level?  Do you like the idea of planning events for the majority of campus?  It's that time of year when Student Activities Board takes applications for committee chairs!  The positions open are Special Events, Entertainment, and Movies.  If you are interested in any of these positions or have questions, please contact Lindsey Potter (lp100) or Sam Wathen (sw202) for an application, or pick one up in CSE.  Applications are due back by Friday, April 5 at 5 pm in the Center for Student Engagement.  You will then be contacted at a later date for interview times.

* Public Health Major Now Has Emphasis in Nutrition

The Public Health major will now have an emphasis in Nutrition. The Public Health Nutrition emphasis will provide students the knowledge and background necessary to work in the field of public health as a nutritionist along with a number of other careers. The program will also prepare students for entry into graduate programs in physical therapy, public health, dietetics, health education, and other related programs. The program is a great option for those interested in health and nutrition

If you are interested or have questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at  

* Fitness Center Easter Break Hours

Fitness Center hours over Easter Break are as follows:
Thursday, March 28 – 6:30am to 6:00pm - No evening fitness classes.
Friday, March 29 – Closed
Saturday, March 30 – Closed
Sunday, March 31 - Closed

* Graduation Announcement Pick-up

Those graduates that ordered their graduation announcements before or on March 23 may pick them up in the UE Bookstore.  Those that were scheduled to be shipped have been shipped out via UPS.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Vote for People's Choice Award in Student Art Exhibition

Stop by the Melvin Peterson Gallery to view the 51st annual Student Art Exhibition and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Each visitor may cast one vote for his or her favorite piece of artwork, and the student whose piece earns the most votes by the end of the exhibition (Friday, April 5) will be declared the winner and receive a $150 prize.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open noon-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* 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

* 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. 



* 2013-2014 Resident Students Association (RSA) Election Results

Congratulations to the following students for being elected to next year's RSA Executive Board!
They are: Mary Hoskins-President; Belen Robles-Vice President of Area Council Relations; Sarah Kessen-Vice President of Special Events; Tyler Best-Secretary

* UE Alpha Delta Eta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta

University of Evansville’s Alpha Delta Eta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in History, recently participated in the Indiana Regional Conference held at the University of Southern Indiana.  Alpha Delta Eta President Caitlin Smith and Dr. Annette Parks helped to organize the event which was cohosted with USI.  Ten history majors presented papers on a variety of historical topics.  Jillian Smith (HIST 450-Byrne), Jessica Vance (HIST 490-Sager), and Shannon Young (HIST 480-Sager) each won paper prizes for papers that they wrote for the University of Evansville’s history department.  Dr. David Green, senior lecturer and director of British Studies at Harlaxton College, presented the keynote speech 'Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Kingship in the Hundred Years War.'

* Margaret McMullan

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan read and lectured about writing historical fiction at Hinds County Community College with novelist Tim Gautreaux for the Thirty-First Mississippi and the Arts Week, in Raymond, Mississippi on Monday, March 25. Professors McMullan and Gautreaux met with students afterwards and signed books together at a signing sponsored by Lemuria Books. Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at UE.



* Aces Softball Splits in Doubleheader with Murray State

Aces softball split in its doubleheader against Murray State as Evansville defeated the Racers, 3-0, in the first game and was unable to sweep with a 6-3 loss in the second.

Sophomores Kayla Fortner and Victoria Dellorto led the Aces at the plate today as both went 2-for-5 at bat. Fortner tabbed two RBIs and one sacrifice fly as Dellorto grabbed a triple and one run. Evansville’s offense rallied for nine total hits, one triple, four RBIs, five walks, and went 8-for-9 in stolen bases.

UE will take to the road this weekend as they head back into Valley play for a three-game series at Wichita State. The Aces will play a doubleheader on Friday, March 29, beginning at 2:00 p.m. CST before they wrap up the series on Saturday in a single game contest against the Shockers starting at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Game 1: Murray State 0, UE 3
Evansville struck first in the bottom of the first frame with a single through the left side by Fortner that put the Aces up on Murray State, 1-0.

The Aces continued to expand the score, 2-0, with a steal by senior Alicia Betancur and an error by the Racers.

UE kept it going in the fifth inning as a sacrifice fly by Fortner drove in another run for the Aces, making it a 3-0 game.

Murray State was unable to rally as the Aces left the Racers scoreless in the top of the seventh, with Evansville securing the victory, 3-0.

Senior pitcher Sarah Patterson took the win for Evansville as she pitched a complete 7.0 innings and struck out seven. Patterson did not allow any runs by Murray State as she moved to 5-5 on the season.

Murray State pitcher Shelby Kosmecki suffered the loss, pitching 6.0 innings and striking out seven. Kosmecki moved to 5-10 on the season.

Game 2: Murray State 6, UE 3
The Aces once again came out strong as they scored two runs in the bottom of the first off a single by senior Kendall Kautz, taking an early 2-0 lead.

Murray State answered back in the third frame with a ground out single that made it a 2-1 game with Evansville still in the lead.

UE answered back with a run of its own as senior Tamara Robey was able to cross home plate after a wild pitch, extending the lead to 3-1.

The Racers were not going away as a two run homer to left field tied it up, 3-3, in the top of the fourth inning. Murray State once again tabbed a home run in the fifth, scoring three runs and taking the lead over the Aces, 6-3.

After a scoreless bottom of the fifth and sixth for Evansville, the Aces were unable to get anything going in the seventh inning as a ground out to the pitcher secured the last out. Murray State took the win, 6-3, over Evansville.

UE freshman pitcher Annie Moore took the loss as she allowed two runs in 2.0 innings of work. Moore has now moved to 0-6 on the season.

Murray State pitcher CheyAnne Gaskey improved to 7-5 on the season as she took the win for the Racers. Gaskey struck out six in a complete 7.0 innings in the circle while allowing three runs.

* Aces Fall at Western Kentucky, 8-5

The University of Evansville baseball team could not overcome an early deficit, as the Purple Aces fell, 8-5, to Western Kentucky in a midweek contest Wednesday night at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green, Ky.

Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski led Evansville (9-15) with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate that included a two-run home run and two RBI.  Sophomore Kyle Pollock also finished the night with three hits in five at-bats and drove in a run.  Senior Andy Lasher contributed a pair of hits and scored a run, while junior David Patton went 2-for-5 with a run scored.

Freshman Connor Strain (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound in his first career start, giving up four earned runs on four hits and recording a strikeout in 3.0 innings.

Western Kentucky (14-11) set the tone for the evening by scoring three runs in the bottom half of the first.  Scott Wilcox reached on a one-out single, before Regan Flaherty drew a walk and both runners advanced into scoring position on a wild pitch.  Devin Kelly drove in the Hilltoppers’ first run with a ground out to short, Ryan Huck followed with a run-scoring double and Ryan Messex capped the inning with an RBI single to center to put WKU in front 3-0.

The Aces answered back in the top of the third when Kaczmarski belted a two-run homer right that scored Patton and cut Western Kentucky’s lead to 3-2, but the Hilltoppers got a run back in their half of the frame on a sacrifice fly from Huck that allowed Flaherty to tag and score from third.

WKU struck again in the fourth to open up a 6-2 advantage, as Trevor Lowe and Flaherty each drove in runs with RBI singles off of UE reliever Phillip Diehl, who replaced Strain to start the inning.  Ryan Billo limited the damage by coming out of the bullpen and recording a pair of strikeouts for the final two outs of the frame.

Evansville got back within striking distance in the sixth by pushing across a pair of runs to cut the deficit to 6-4.  Pollock plated senior Chris Pearson with a base hit to left and redshirt junior Nick Hathcoat delivered a one-out sacrifice fly to left to brought in redshirt junior Johnny Day.

Western Kentucky pushed its lead back to four by scoring two more runs in its half of the seventh to put the game out of reach.  Adam Lavelle led off the inning with a solo homer to right and Steve Hodgins followed with a single to right.  Wilcox later drove in Hodgins with a single through the right side for the Hilltoppers’ final tally.

The Aces took advantage of a WKU error to plate their final run in the eighth, as Lasher was able to scamper home following a miscue by the Western Kentucky shortstop to make the final score 8-5.

UE will return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, when it travels to Peoria, Ill., for a three-game set with Bradley.  The Aces and Braves will open the series Friday at 6 p.m.


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