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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

* Behind the Scenes: UE Theatre's Romeo and Juliet

Get a backstage peek into what it takes to mount a high-quality Shakespearean production as UE Theatre prepares to open Romeo and Juliet, one of his most well-known and accessible plays. The behind the scenes presentation will be featured at this month’s Think Outside the Lunch Box faculty speaker series event this Thursday, April 4 at noon at Old National Bank’s downtown Evansville location at One Main Street.

To tell the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers from feuding families, the Department of Theatre enlisted a team of talented actors, vocal coaches, fight directors, costume designers, and many others.

The presentation will begin with a 15-minute video that features interviews with many of the students involved in the production. The video explores the audition process, Shakespearean language, fight scenes, set design, costumes and wigs, and makeup and hair for Romeo and Juliet. John David Lutz, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and director of Romeo and Juliet will provide additional insight during a Q&A session that will follow the video.

Attendees will also have the chance to win one of two gift certificates that can be redeemed for two tickets to Romeo and Juliet, which runs April 12-14 and 18-21 in Shanklin Theatre.

This will be the last Think Outside the Lunch Box event in the 2012-13 academic year. The series will resume in the fall.

Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. Please note: The restaurant in Old National Bank’s lobby has closed, so please bring your lunch with you.


What's Happening Today

* 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.

* SGA and Student Trustee Elections Begin Today!

Elections will be held today, April 1 through Wednesday, April 3 for 2013 Student Government Association President and Vice President and for the Student Trustee for 2013-2016. All fulltime students are eligible to vote. You can access the ballot by logging into AceLink. The ballot will be available from 9am Monday through 5 pm on Wednesday.

* Libraries Celebrates National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. UE Libraries are honoring UE faculty poets in an exhibit located in its entry lobby.  Exhibit begins on April 1.  Faculty poets recognized are William Baer, Paul Bone, Arthur Brown, Rob Griffith, and William Hemminger.

* 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.

* Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is April 1-7. Public Health students along with EXSS Club will be actively promoting good health on our campus. Information will be shared all week through email correspondence and tables during lunch. Join us also for Brazilian dance on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. You may have a chance to win a prize!


Upcoming Events

* "Natural, Marvelous, Red" Henna Fundraiser Planned for April 11

Chemistry Club members will be hosting a the "Natural, Marvelous, Rad" Henna Fundraiser Event in Ridgway University Center Lobby by the Walnut Street entrance on April 11 fom 5:30-7:30 pm. Tattoos will start at five dollars. Please come out and support this endeavor and get a natural, marvelous, and super rad henna tattoo!

* Come to "Called...With A Purpose"!

Join The Pursuit for an incredible night of worship, the Word, and fellowship on April 14 at 6 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Learn about God's purpose for your life and how he calls you into a beautiful relationship with Him.. You don't want to miss it!

* GWS Brown Bag Speaker: Kayla Listenberger & Invisible Victims

The Gender & Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series is hosting their third speaker on Tuesday, April 9.  Kayla Listenberger will be presenting "Invisible Victims: Homosexuality During WWII" in Hyde 5B from 12:20-1 p.m.  Bring your lunch and enjoy light refreshments on us.

* To Write Love on Her Arms

Know someone who has struggled with suicide or depression? On Thursday, April 11, the Psychology Club will be attending the nationally recognized To Write Love on her Arms event at USI. Hear a motivating speaker who knows first hand what it is like to know someone who is going through such a traumatizing journey and enjoy a free concert. If you would like to carpool, we will be leaving the Hyde Hall lobby at 7:15. The event starts at 8pm. For more information, visit

* Dodgeball Tournament

The Athletic Training Club will be hosting a dodgeball tournament in the Carson Center large gym on Friday, April 5, beginning at 7:00 pm. Entry fee is only $25 per team of 5. Pre-register your team by emailing or stop by our table in Ridgway this week. You can also register late at 6:30 on the day of the event

* Pride Tie Dye Day

Join PRIDE on April 5 in wearing tie dye to support LGBT awareness. We will have tables set up on April 3, 4, and 5 where you can buy a shirt or make your own!

* Labyrinth Expert Robert Ferre Presents: The Ancient Labyrinth in a Global Society

The University of Evansville welcomes labyrinth expert and designer, Robert Ferre this Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall 251.    Ferre will offer a lecture on the ancient labyrinth and its use in a post-modern global society. All are welcome!

The labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures around the world. Labyrinths have been found all over the world. The labyrinth design has been found on pottery, tablets and tiles that date as far back as 5000 years. Labyrinths are currently being used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life, and encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection, stress reduction, and to discover innovation and celebration. They are open to all people as a cross-cultural blueprint for well-being. The practice of labyrinth walking integrates the body with the mind and the mind with the spirit.

Robert Ferre is a labyrinth consultant and designer and has been a full-time labyrinth maker and president of Labyrinth Enterprises, LLC since 1996. He has designed and built original tools with which to build labyrinths and has introduced new materials and techniques to create labyrinths, especially relating to concrete.

Ferre has authored numerous books and manuals about labyrinths and in 1997 and 1998 he organized labyrinth conferences in St. Louis, MO which led to the founding of the Labyrinth Society, an international organization which continues to grow and serve those who work with labyrinths. Ferre also designed and built the labyrinths in New Harmony, Indiana.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, April 24 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Next OSA Luncheon Set for April 9

The Office Staff Association will hold the April luncheon on April 9. The venue has been moved to the Koch Center Atrium. Sodexo will be providing box lunches with choice of grilled chicken Caesar salad or a Tijuana sandwich. Chips, jumbo cookie and bottled water are included. Please send your $8.75 to Kim Flener at SB130 or contact her at kf129 or 2852 if you are bringing your own lunch. We will conduct our business meeting during lunch and at 1:00 Dr. Layer will take us on a tour of the Engineering Department. It should be fun and informative!


* Ethics Lecture: The Church and the Labor Movement

Rev. Darren Cushman Wood, Senior Pastor of North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, will be speaking Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall 253 in Ridgway University Center.

His topic will be - What Moves the Labor Movement? The Role of Religion in Workers’ Struggles Past, Present and Future

Facing new challenges in the 21st century, labor leaders are forming partnerships with the religious community, but will they be successful? Join Darren Cushman Wood for an exploration into the heritage and contemporary dynamics of the relationship between religion and labor in the United States.

Rev. Wood is a graduate of the University of Evansville (B.A., ’82) and Union Theological Seminary, New York, and serves as an adjunct professor of labor studies at Indiana University.

* Come on Board!

There are exciting things happening with the International Club and we’re looking for energetic, eager, and committed members to join the executive board. If you are interested in being an active part of positive changes and new ideas, come to an informational meeting Friday, April 5 at 4 pm. in the Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  Interviews for the executive board will take place Sunday, April 7 beginning at 4 pm. We challenge you to consider this great leadership opportunity! We need creative, dependable, innovative, artistic, responsible, and/or outgoing students to help make our club successful!  For more information you can email 

* March of Dimes Walk

Come join us for a fun filled afternoon of walking benefiting the March of Dimes. The walk will be held in the large gym in Carson Center pn Sunday, April 7 from 2-7 p.m. Teams need to consist of at least three members and the cost to be on one team is $7 per person. If there are any questions contact Alexandra Wade at or Brandon Williams at

* 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.



* 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!

* UE to Host "The Beauty of Engineering" Workshop April 27

Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) will host The Beauty of Engineering, a half-day workshop for girls in grades four through eight, Saturday, April 27 on the University of Evansville campus.

Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and the event will end at approximately 11:15 a.m. The cost is $6 per participant, and registration is open to individuals and organizations that wish to bring a group.

The Beauty of Engineering is an opportunity for girls to learn about engineering and computer science by rotating through four activity stations, each staffed by female professionals in the fields.  Each station will feature a lesson and hands-on exercise.

Advance registration is required. Forms and information are available at the TWICE website,, under “Upcoming Events.” The registration deadline is April 22.

TWICE is made possible by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation in partnership with the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science. 


Info You Should Know

* Marketing & Sales Internship Experiences Still Available for 2013-14

Crescent Magazine still has two marketing & sales positions available for next year — Marketing & Sales Director and Advertising Account Representative.  Checkout UEJobLink — or for an application and information about each position.  Both positions begin summer 2013, include summer housing and a stipend following summer work.  Position continues for the 2013-14 academic year, includes academic credit, a monthly stipend and commission on sales.  Contact for more information.  


* Summer and Fall Adoptions Now Due in UE Bookstore

Faculty are reminded that Summer and Fall adoptions are now due in the UE Bookstore.  With Buyback just 3 weeks away it is important that adoptions are submitted so that students get the most for their books during Book Buyback,  If you have any questions in regard to your adoptions please contact Linda Howard at x2032.

* Andiron Lecture Series Call for Abstracts

Faculty and administrators from across the University campus as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of research or expertise for the 2013-2014 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 12, 2013. Please provide the following by email: A 50-word abstract, Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation, Paper title, Contact Information. Please send submissions to:
Chris Mohn, Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, Bill Hemminger and Chris Mohn (chair).


* 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  



* UE Chapter of Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Announces New Members

On behalf of the University of Evansville Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, please join us in congratulating these new student members into our Chapter:
Jacqueline M. Ballard, Sara E. Buente, Jessica Lynn Doggett, Alexandria Kathleen Dryer, Kelsie Lynne Dye, Jill K. Enge, Allison Gray, Kathryn L. Harvel, Alexandria Hays, Sandra L. Hicks, Molly Elizabeth Holthus, Matthew Mahan, Mackenzie Rae Mangels, Alyssa N. Matthews, Ashley R. Matthews, Daniel Patrick Musselwhite, Mary Beth Niese, Loren Oboikovitz, Amy L. Rabenberg, Alyssa D. Reynolds, Ashley Rojan, Dalton T. Snyder, Melissa Rudolph, Emily A. Shultz, Amanda M. Strahm, Rachel TenHoor, Stephanie Underhill, Allison Weaver, and Kendra Weber. 

Student membership in Phi Kappa Phi, nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines, is granted by invitation only and is based on high academic achievement.  Please also join us in welcoming a new faculty member into our Chapter, Lora A. Becker of the Department of Psychology.  Faculty membership in the Society is based on scholarly excellence.  Welcome, new members!


* Biology Majors Present Research at Regional Animal Behavior Conference

Biology majors Emmy Ogawa,  Allison Young and Mackenzie Powell  presented  two posters on their research at the 20th Animal Behavior Conference in Bloomington, IndianA on March 27-28. Emmy’s poster was titled: “Variation in acoustic properties of alarm calls of the dune gecko (Stenodactylus sthenodactylus),” while Allison and Mackenzie presented their work on “Variations in testosterone levels and dispersal distance of male gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor)” Both posters were co-authored with Dr. Noah Gordon. Biology major Anne Steele also attended the conference.

* UE Creative Writing Majors Receive Highest Honors in Writing Contest

Two UE creative writing majors recently received the highest honors from one of the nation's most competitive writing contests for graduate and undergraduate student writers. UE creative writing major Danielle Weeks won first place for her poem "Cardinal Heaven" in the Associated Writing Program Intro Award and will be published in Hayden's Ferry Review this fall.

UE creative writing major Miranda Stinson received an Honorable Mention for her short story, "On the River Foyle" in the AWP Intro Awards.

The Intro Journals Project is a literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students currently enrolled in AWP member programs. Program directors are invited to nominate students works, which are selected for publication in participating literary journals, including Artful Dodge, Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, andTampa Review.

In recent years, three majors from the University of Evansville's Department of Creative Writing have won or placed in these awards. 

* UE Biology Majors Receive Top Awards at MESCON

Biology majors Ashley Rich, Taylor Schoenheit, Taylor Timbrook, and Emmy Ogawa received first place awards in their platform and poster sessions at the regional Math Engineering and Science Conference (MESCON).  Student research undertaken at 13 different universities was presented, and more than 100 participants attended the recent conference.  Drs. Brian Ernsting, Dale Edwards, Noah Gordon, Cris Hochwender and Joyce Stamm served as mentors for research projects presented at the meeting.  In addition, numerous Mathematics, Engineering, and science faculty volunteered their time to help organize the 9th annual regional meeting and to serve as judges.  Special thanks to the local MESCON Program Committee consisting of Drs. Dick Blandford (co-chair), Deborah Hwang (co-chair), Lora Becker, Cris Hochwender, Arlen Kaufman, John Stamm, Cris Tweddle, and Todasopon Thananathanachon.

* Brian St. John Composes Music for New Video Game

Dr. Brian St. John, assistant professor of music and Director of Orchestras, has written music for the new video game, Chester’s Lab. The game is available on iPhone and iPad and was released March 24.

* Professors Griffith and Bone to Read Their Work at Downtown Art Gallery

At an event to recognize their recently-published poetry collections, Creative Writing Professors Rob Griffith and Paul Bone will be reading from their work this Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Art Gallery at 318 Main Street in Evansville, Indiana.  Professor Griffith’s book, The Moon from Every Window, and Professor Bone’s, Nostalgia for Sacrifice, are both published by David Robert Books. 



* Evansville, SEMO Take One Each in Doubleheader

The University of Evansville softball team split in its doubleheader with Southeast Missouri State. The Aces defeated the Redhawks, 1-0, before SEMO took the second game, 3-2.

Evansville (10-19) combined for 11 hits on the day and went 1-for-2 in stolen bases. Sophomore Mariah Ferguson was perfect at the plate as she went 1-for-1 while notching a home run, two RBIs, and one run scored. Freshman Morgan Baer and senior Tamara Robey also provided power for UE as the pair went 4-for-9 at bat with Robey notching one run, one double, one triple, and one walk.

The Aces will travel to UT-Martin to face the Skyhawks in Martin, Tenn. tomorrow, April 3, in a doubleheader starting at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Game 1: SEMO 0, UE 1
With her third triple of the season falling into right center, Robey was able to score after an RBI single by sophomore Kayla Fortner allowed the Aces to take an early lead over SEMO in the first, 1-0.

With the next six innings remaining scoreless for the Redhawks, UE was able to take the victory, 1-0, after SEMO left a runner stranded in the bottom of the seventh.

UE pitcher Annie Moore grabbed her first win after she pitched a complete 7.0 innings in the circle. Moore did not allowed any runs as she is now 1-6 on the season.

Redhawk’s pitcher Taylor Cowan suffered the loss as she completed 7.0 innings of work while allowing one run and striking out eight. Cowan is now 6-12 on the season.

Game 2: SEMO 3, UE 2
SEMO struck early in the first with a double down the right field line and an RBI single up the middle to take the lead, 2-0, over the Aces.

The Redhawks continued to expand their lead in the sixth frame as a home run to left field advanced the score, 3-0, with UE still scoreless going into the top of the seventh.

Evansville was not giving up as a home run by Ferguson drove in two runs and allowed the Aces to draw closer to SEMO, 3-2.

After a single to third base by Victoria Dellorto allowed runners to advance to second and third, the Aces left three runners stranded in the top of the seventh inning after a fly out to right field clinched the win for the Redhawks, 3-2.

SEMO pitcher Hannah Clemons took the win for the Redhawks as she improved to 2-4 on the season. Clemons struck out four in 5.2 innings of work in the circle and did not allow any runs.

Evansville pitcher Sarah Patterson, now 6-6 on the season, suffered the loss as she pitched a complete 7.0 innings. Patterson struck out five while allowing three runs.

* Isom Stifles UT Martin in 6-1 UE Win

The University of Evansville baseball team got an outstanding performance from junior starter Cole Isom on the mound and seven Purple Aces recorded a hit in UE’s 6-1 victory over visiting UT Martin in a non-conference game Tuesday night at Braun Stadium.

Isom (2-4) retired the first nine batters he faced and scattered six hits in his 8.0 innings of work to pick up the victory.  The junior lefty allowed a lone run in the fifth and struck out six Skyhawks without issuing a walk.

“We got a great pitching effort from Cole Isom tonight,” head coach Wes Carroll said.  “He came out and really commanded the entire game.  I felt like he was in complete control, he worked both sides of the plate and gave us an overall quality start.”

Senior Jason Hockemeyer led Evansville (12-16) at the plate, going a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored, a walk and a hit by pitch in his five plate appearances.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day also drove in a pair of runs and scored another in a 1-for-3 effort, while redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski turned in a 3-for-5 performance and junior David Patton finished 2-for-5.

“We had quality at-bats throughout the lineup and it was great to see Jason Hockemeyer have a huge game for us by going 3-for-3 with two RBI,” Carroll said.  “Johnny Day delivered a big two-run single and it was huge for us.  We need to have guys in the middle of our lineup that can give us quality at-bats with runners in scoring position.”

The Aces scored the first six runs of the ballgame and plated their first in the bottom of the second.  Hockemeyer led off the inning with a double down the right field line and scored on a two-out single off the bat of freshman Shain Showers to give UE the early 1-0 advantage.

Evansville gave Isom some more run support in the third by scoring four more runs on five hits.  Hockemeyer tallied his second hit of the game, scoring  Patton with an RBI single to left, before Day extended the Aces’ margin to 4-0 with a two-run single to center.  Sophomore Kyle Pollock capped the inning with a two-out single through the left side that scored Day from second and made the score 5-0.

UE scored its final run with a two-out rally in its half of the fourth, as Kaczmarski doubled to deep right and later scored on a Hockemeyer single to left, following a walk to junior Jake Mahon.

UT Martin got a leadoff double from Wade Collins to start the top of the fifth and scored its only run of the contest, when Collins came around to score on a Matt Young single to left that made the score 6-1.

Isom responded by shutting down the Skyhawks over the next three innings, before sophomore Forrest Herrmann took over on the hill and tossed a scoreless ninth.

John Houston (1-5) suffered the loss for UTM, allowing five runs in just 2.2 innings, while striking out two and walking one.

Evansville will travel to Belmont Wednesday night for a 6 p.m. game in Nashville, Tenn., before opening a Missouri Valley Conference series Friday at 6 p.m. against Southern Illinois at Braun Stadium.

* UE Tennis To Begin MVC Play

After nearly a month of preparation, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team is set to begin Missouri Valley Conference play as Southern Illinois comes to town for a match on Wednesday afternoon.

Slated to begin at 2 p.m., the match will be held at Wesselman Park in Evansville.  The park is located behind the former location of Roberts Stadium.

Evansville has fallen in its last two matches as both were away from home.  On March 5, UNC Wilmington picked up a 5-0 win over the Aces in Indianapolis while UE fell by a 6-1 final at Arkansas State on March 9.  UE enters MVC play with an even 6-6 mark, but is 4-0 in contests played in Evansville.

Marketa Trousilova has been strong in her first semester at UE.  The Kansas State transfer is 8-1 in singles play while she and partner Natasha James are 9-2 in doubles.  James has also been solid in singles action, going 6-4 thus far.

Sophomore Gaby Fifer is tied with James for second on the team with six singles wins.  She is 6-5 thus far, including a 4-2 mark in the fifth flight.  Fifer and Emily Richardson have combined to go 4-5 in doubles action.

Last season, the Aces and Salukis squared off twice as SIU took a 6-1 win in the regular season before posting a 4-0 victory in the opening round of play in the MVC Championship in Omaha.

Wednesday’s match will mark the first of three home contests for the Aces this week.  On Saturday, UE will play host to Bradley at 1 p.m. before facing Illinois State at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  Both matches will be played at Wesselman Park.


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