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Thursday, April 4, 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

* 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.

* Still Need a Yearbook? Get One Today!

Did you forget to pick up your copy of the 2011-2012 LinC? You're in luck! The LinC staff will be passing out copies of the book from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the Ridgway University Center lobby near Jazzman's. The LinC is available to students who were enrolled full-time during the 2011-2012 school year. Come by and pick up a LinC!

* 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!

* 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.


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!

* 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!



Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do 4U: CINAHL Complete Database Trial

Searching for an article on preventing obesity in children?  Do you need information on the “affordable care act”?  Or is your research focused on current research on HIV infections?  Each of these topics is covered in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) Complete.

CINAHL Complete provides full text for more than 1,300 nursing & allied health journals indexed in CINAHL.   Many of these full text journals have no embargo. CINAHL Complete is promoted by EBSCO as the “definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.”

Content of CINAHL Complete includes:
• Full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL
• Indexing for more than 5,400 Journals
• Searchable Cited References for more than 1,460 journals
• More than 3.7 million records dating back to 1937
• Over 130 Evidence-based Care Sheets

The database trial for CINAHL Complete is available at UEL until May 1. 

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4) with comments or questions.

* 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).


* 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.



* 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. 

* 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 Falls in Midweek Tilt at Belmont

The University of Evansville baseball team fell to host Belmont, 3-1, in a non-conference game Wednesday night at E.S. Rose Park in Nashville, Tenn.  The Bruins scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, and held the Purple Aces to just one run on six hits.

“It was a good, competitive college baseball game that just didn’t go our way,” head coach Wes Carroll said.  “Belmont didn’t make any mistakes and was able to capitalize on ours.”

Senior Jason Hockemeyer finished the game 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Evansville (12-17) offensively and sophomore Kyle Pollock tallied the Aces’ lone RBI on a sacrifice fly, going 1-for-2 on the night.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day saw his on-base streak halted at 36 games, as he went 0-for-4.

“Offensively, we just couldn’t get anything going,” Carroll said.  “Their pitching staff did a great job of pounding the zone and keeping us off balance.”

Senior Ryan Billo (1-3) suffered the loss in relief, as he allowed two runs, one earned, on a pair of hits and two walks in 2.1 innings out of the bullpen.  Fellow senior Josh Biggs allowed one run on four hits, while recording four strikeouts around a walk in his first start of the year, while freshman Phillip Diehl tossed a pair of perfect innings and struck out three.

After the two teams combined for just two hits in the first three innings, Belmont (21-6) put the first run on the board in the bottom of the fourth.  Josh Davis started the frame with a double to left and scored on a two-out single off the bat of Drew Turner to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

Evansville pushed across a run in its half of the fifth to tie the score at 1-1, when Senior Chris Pearson delivered a leadoff double, advanced to third on a ground out and scored on Pollock’s sacrifice fly to center.  However, BU answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning and regained the lead on a Jared Breen RBI single that plated Jamie Ritchie.

Belmont added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to push its advantage to 3-1.  The Bruins took advantage of the Aces’ only defensive miscue, as Matt Beaty reached on an error by Jake Mahon to lead off the inning.  Beaty then stole second and scampered home on a squeeze bunt from Dom Veltri for the game’s final run.

Josh Davis came on in the ninth for Belmont and gave up a one-out single to Hockemeyer, but retired the next two Aces to record his ninth save of the season and preserve the win Scott Moses, who improved to 2-0.

UE will return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, when it hosts Southern Illinois at Braun Stadium for a three-game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

* UT-Martin Tops Evansville Softball in Doubleheader

UE softball went 0-2 against UT-Martin as they were defeated 12-4 in the first game before losing 9-7 in the second.

The Aces combined for a total of 15 hits, five doubles, two home runs, 10 RBIs, 11 runs, and one stolen base on the day. Freshman Kirsten O’Conner proved to be a powerful force for Evansville as she went 2-for-6 at the plate while notching two runs, four RBIs, one walk, and a grand slam home run.

Evansville will bring it back to Cooper Stadium for an 11 game homestand beginning on Saturday, April 6, in which they will host conference opponent Northern Iowa in a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Game 1: UT-Martin 12, UE 4
The Aces struck first in the top of the first inning after an error by the second basemen allowed two runners to cross home plate and give Evansville the early lead, 2-0.

UT-Martin tied it up shortly after in the bottom of the first with a home run to center field that knotted the score, 2-2.

With a pair of singles by senior Brianna Villanueva and junior Kacey Rogers, UE took the lead once again over the Skyhawks, 4-2, in the top of the fourth frame.

With Evansville still in the lead in the fifth, UT-Martin scored after an RBI single and a two-run home run put the Skyhawks up over the Aces, 5-4. As they continued to expand the score, UT-Martin finished the bottom of the fifth with another RBI single that capped off the inning, 6-4.

The Skyhawks ran away with it in the bottom of the sixth inning after a reach on a throwing error by UE allowed two runners to advance to home plate and tally the score, 8-4. UT-Martin did not let up in the frame as a sacrifice fly and a three-run home run tallied four more runs and allowed the Skyhawks to take the victory, 12-4, over Evansville.

UT-Martin pitcher Casey Vincent grabbed the win for the Skyhawks as she completed 5.0 innings in the circle and struck out three while allowing three runs. Vincent improved to 10-4 on the season. Autumn Glenn notched the save as she pitched 1.0 innings and struck out one.

Evansville pitcher Sarah Baldwin suffered the loss as she is now 1-6 in the circle after pitching 5.0 innings and striking out one.

Game 2: UT-Martin 9, UE 7
Evansville came out swinging as a double to right center by sophomore Kayla Fortner allowed a runner to cross home plate and notch one on the board early in the first inning, putting the Aces up, 1-0.

The Skyhawks answered right back as a single and an error allowed two runs to take the lead back, 2-1. Soon after, a home run to left field drove in two more runs and advanced UT-Martin’s lead further to 4-1 in the bottom of the first.

With a home run to center field, UT-Martin continued to expand its lead, 5-1, over the Aces to end the third frame.

Fortner answered with a home run of her own in the top of the sixth inning as she notched another run for UE and made it a 5-2 game.

UT-Martin did not let up as an RBI single up the middle and a reach on an error by the Aces allowed three runs for the Skyhawks to continue their lead, 8-2, in the bottom of the sixth. A run scored on a wild pitched ended the inning and advanced the score, 9-2, over UE.

The top of the seventh saw a single to second base by senior Tamara Robey that allowed a runner to cross the plate and add to the score, 9-3. After a walk by Fortner, O’Conner hit a grand slam that placed four more runs on the board for the Aces and tallied a 9-7 score.

Evansville continued to fight hard but fell as a fly out to left field ended the inning and the game with a UT-Martin victory over the Aces, 9-7.

Skyhawk’s pitcher Kenzi Tate took the win as she pitched a complete 7.0 innings in the circle and struck out four while allowing two runs. Tate is now 14-1 overall.

Junior Emily Morris took the loss as she is now 0-2 in the circle. Morris pitched 6.0 innings and struck out three while allowing six runs.


* SIU Tops UE Tennis In MVC Opener

Marketa Trousilova won her team-leading ninth singles match on Wednesday, but conference-leading Southern Illinois came away with a 6-1 win over the University of Evansville women’s tennis team on Wednesday at Wesselman Park.

Trousilova improved to 9-1 in singles action as she topped Natasha Tomishima in the second flight, 6-3, 6-4.  She also helped partner Natasha James defeat Melanie Delsart and Anastacia Simons, 8-4.

SIU earned the doubles point as flight two saw Jennifer Dien and Tomishima top Kelsey Costales and Marina Moreno, 8-3 while the third slot saw Korey Love and Anita Lee take an 8-3 victory over Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson.

In singles action, the Salukis took five out of six matches versus the Aces, beginning at the top spot as Delsart got past James, 6-4, 6-1.  At the third flight, Lee defeated Moreno, 6-4, 6-0 while the fourth slot saw Dien top Mina Milovic, 6-4, 7-5.

Ariadna Cairo Baza took the win over Richardson (6-2, 6-1) in flight five while the sixth saw Fifer fall to Simons, 6-2, 6-2.

This weekend, the Aces will be back at Wesselman Park for a pair of MVC matches.  Bradley will mark the first opponent on Saturday at 1 p.m. while the Redbirds of Illinois State will come to town for a 10 a.m. match on Sunday morning.


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