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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

* Vehicles Must Be Moved from H Lot for Bike Race by 5 PM on Wednesday, April 10

All vehicles must be removed from H Lot by 5 pm, on Wednesday, April  10.  Vehicles remaining in the lot after this time may be towed.  The removal of vehicles is necessary so that the lot can be prepared for the bike race which will be on Saturday, April 13.  Vehicles must be moved by Wednesday evening so the lot can be restriped and time trials can be held on Thursday, April 11. The lot will be reopened for parking by Sunday morning at the latest. Vehicles must be moved to legal parking places for the permit category held by the driver.  The use of O Lot by the armory, and Q Lot, by the General Services building, is recommended. 


What's Happening Today

* All Invited TODAY to Watch Robot Demonstration!

All are invited TODAY , Tuesday, April 9, to the Koch Center North Lobby from 11:00-11:30 am to watch a demonstration run of the winning robot of the IEEE SoutheastCon  national competition.  The designers of the robot, Eric Whitney (electrical engineering student) and Jordan Stolz (computer engineering student),  will be there to answer any questions. Come on over to congratulate the national winners and see a demonstration of the winning robot.


* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Chutney Student Literary Conference Planned for April 13

Please join us on Saturday, April 13 for Chutney, the annual student literary conference sponsored by the Department of English. Student Panels are planned for 8:00, 9:15, and 10:30 am in Rooms 271 and 272 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building. The Keynote Address will be given by Robert Paul Lamb at 11:30 a.m. in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. His topic will be “Race in Huckleberry Finn”

* Join Ace Advocates in Giving Hope to the Homeless

This Thursday at 6 pm, Ace Advocates will be joining CAJE (Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment) in their annual Nehemiah Action at Crossroads Christian Church.  Their goal is to have 1500 people at the Action, and Ace Advocates has pledged to bringing at least 60 from UE.  CAJE works to bring change in the city of Evansville and the surrounding counties by focusing on a specific issue each year. Below are this year's issues.  Everyone is invited to join us! Email Nick Joyner (nj35) for more information, and sign the waiver on WebAdvisor if you decide to join.

• Monitoring of foster children in our region who are preparing to age out of the system and a "First-Time Renters Workshop" to provide them with documented training on independent living.  Over 30% of children who age out experience homelessness.

• A tracking system to determine the accessibility of public and Section 8 housing for ex-offenders in our region and public clarification of housing authority policies for admissions and appeals. Over 800 prisoners return to our community every year, and studies have shown that 1 in 6 prisoners expects to be homeless upon release from prison.

• Local incentives in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties for employers who hire ex-offenders.  Currently, over 70% of employers will not hire a person with a criminal record.  Most ex-offenders served time for non-violent offenses, and those who are unemployed are nearly twice as likely to re-offend as those who are employed full-time.

* I-House: United Arab Emirates

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: United Arab Emirates. 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.

* Staff Recognition Dinner

Each staff employee and their guest is invited to attend the Staff Recognition Dinner at the Log Inn on Monday, April 29, 2013.  The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards, and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of The Year Award.
Invitations will be sent to staff employees via UE campus mail.  Please contact Human Resources at extension 2943 if you have any questions.

* Documentary Screening: The Central Park Five

WNIN, Tri-State Public Media is hosting a free screening for the public on Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. The film tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Directed and produced by Burns, David McMahon, and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice. 

The screening will be held at USI in Forum 1, located in the Forum Wing just off the main drive, behind the Orr Center. Transportation will be provided for UE students free of charge. Buses will leave from the Carson Center at 3:15. The documentary will play at 4:00. A panel discussion will follow. Among the panelists will be UE’s Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology and Maggie Stevenson, assistant professor of psychology.

Refreshments will be provided.

The documentary will air on PBS stations nationwide, including WNIN, two days after the screening. This link will take you to a trailer and additional information about the film:

* UE Supports Evansville War on Hunger

In the spirit of social responsibility and community collaboration, we ask the UE Community to join together to help purchase a full skid of food that will be used to feed hungry families through the Salvation Army Food Kitchen and Food Pantry.

During the UE War on Hunger Week (April 8-12) please help donate in one of the following ways:
1) Make a monetary pledge at this site:
        (The first 50 pledging over $5.00 will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee drink at Jazzman’s)

2) Purchase discounted $5 meal tickets for lunch or dinner in Café Court.  These discounted Meal Tickets will be available on Tuesday, April 9 during lunchtime (11 am-1 pm) in Café Court in Ridgway University Center.  Ticket sales are coordinated by the Office of Residence Life. 

The entire purchase price will be donated to the War on Hunger.

All donations go directly to the Evansville Salvation Army Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen.  Thank you for your support!

* Joe Cheatwood to Deliver Final Crick Lecture of Semester this Wednesday

Joe Cheatwood, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will deliver the final Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences this semester: Wednesday, April 10 at 4:00 pm in KC 100.

His topic will be: "Soy Diets and Stroke Outcomes."

Although occlusive stroke is a major cause of lasting disability in humans, no treatments are currently available to improve recovery from these devastating injuries.  For this reason, the development of minimally invasive approaches to reduce the impact of strokes and improve recovery is of key importance.  Many natural "bioactive" compounds are already found in our diets, and these can have effects on our health.  For this reason, the potential influence of dietary components on stroke outcomes is one current focus in our laboratory.  Diets containing soy ingredients are consumed by a large portion of the world's population, and some measures indicate a benefit of soy diets for stroke prevention.  However, little is known about the potential role of soy-based compounds in the post-stroke brain.  I will present data from our research which suggest a possible role for soy protein and/or soy isoflavones to improve outcomes after stroke.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Additionally, students seeking medical school or research career advice can speak with Dr. Cheatwood at 2:00 p.m. Please contact Dr. Lora Becker if you are interested in this meeting.


* NEW Pinning Ceremony for Graduating African-American Students!

All graduating African-American Students are invited to attend a new pinning ceremony! The UE African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) is including a Pinning Ceremony for graduating African American UE students at the UEAAA Annual Luncheon on Saturday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the Koch Center Atrium to welcome you into the association. The luncheon is free for all UE students!  To R.S.V.P. for the luncheon, click here:,  or call 488-2586 by April 12! 

The agenda will includes 1) Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Awards, 2) Election of UEAAA Executive Board Member Officers, 3) UE Graduating Senior Pinning Ceremony, 4) And an African American Greek Panel Discussion with: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., and Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. 

Questions?  Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or

* Seniors - Take Part in a Thank You Video!

Seniors, do you have someone you want to thank for helping you get to where you are? Here's your chance! AcesTV is inviting all seniors to come film a 15-20 second thank you for a video that will be played on the Jumbotron at graduation. On Wednesday, April 10 from 1-3 [.m., the filming will be in Dunigan Lounge (Room160), in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Building and on Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m., in Rademacher Lounge. Make sure to stop by and tell us who you'd like to thank

* Save Our Schools, Save Our Country and Save Your Family Inaugural Hesburgh Lecture Series

How did we get to the point where so many American schools struggle and yet many kids are busier than any time since World War II? Families race to soccer practices and scouts, wait in drop-off lines and at oboe lessons, and sit through recitals, while parents wonder how this is the fulfillment of the American dream. The inaugural Hesburgh Lecture set for Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, will address those questions.

Speaker Brian Collier will trace American education since the turn of the 20th century and show what has changed and what our predecessors did really well to raise “the greatest generation.” What lessons can be learned from the schools that trained humans to go to the moon, write novels, plays, and create television programming? Collier’s engaging lecture also promises to be funny and cause everyone to go home with ideas about how to change their own family structure to ensure their kids are getting the education they need to help re-shape America.

Collier holds a Ph.D. in American Indian History and the History of Education in America from Arizona State University. He teaches for the Alliance for Catholic Education and is a fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives. His research in education is at the intersection of where families and teachers can truly partner to take back their families, their schools, and their neighborhoods.

His historical research on Native people focuses on American Indian boarding schools and their legacy in the 20th century. Collier himself was a teacher at St. Catherine Indian School in Santa Fe before it closed its doors in 1998, and he learned a great deal about Native people and culture from that experience. Since then, he has studied the closure of Native American Catholic schools and Catholic education more broadly. Collier has written articles and book chapters on Native Americans, the American West, teaching in the American West, race relations, gender, and the Harlem Globetrotters.  His book titled The System: Education and America is forthcoming in May. This collaborative publication was written with Notre Dame undergraduates and Notre Dame colleagues Maria McKenna and Kevin Burke.

* Dr. Young Kim to Be Invested as the Igleheart Chair in Political Science

Join us Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel for the Investiture Ceremony of Dr. Young Kim as the Igleheart Chair in Political Science. Kim will be invested as the sixth Igleheart Chair since it was established in 1966. Diane Igleheart and her family will also be honored and thanked as supporters of the chair. An informal reception to congratulate both Kim and the Igleheart Family will be immediately following in Neu Chapel.


* "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!

* 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


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* Education Majors Collecting Milk Jugs to Build Kindergarteners an Igloo

The students in Education 321 are asking for milk jug donations (1 gallon preferred, but will take 1/2 gallons as well). The students are building an igloo out of the jugs for Harper Elementary Kindergarteners. Please contact Dr. Sharon Gieselmann (sg78), Lexi Olmstead (ao57), Sarah Joseph (sj82) or Kara Martin (km296) with questions or to make donations. 

* Announcement for Direct Loan Recipients Graduating, Withdrawing or Transferring at End of Spring Semester

Students who have received a Direct Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session.  The Office of Financial Aid will hold sessions in Hyde Hall, Room 126, on:
April 11 at 4:00 p.m.
April 24 at 11:00 a.m.

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.


* 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).




* Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Win and Place in National Competition

Two Electrical Engineering/computer Science department students successfully won and placed in two national competitions. Eric Whitney, electrical engineering student, and Jordan Stolz, computer engineering student, placed 1st in the national IEEE SoutheastCon robotic competition this past weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. This competition was based on package delivery logistics. The robots were to determine the size of packages and from the determination if the package would be delivered by land, sea, or air.  The robots sort by size and color of the blocks and deliver the blocks to designated shipping docks. UE’s “Lefty” was the only robot to successfully deliver packages to their designated area of the track.

Dan Scheller and Lucas Phillips, both electrical engineering students, placed 2nd in the 2013 Trinity College fire Fighting Robot Contest in Hartford, CT this past weekend. They competed against 48 entries. The national competition is scored on the time it takes the robot to find the fire and extinguish it.  The team’s “Great White Buffalo”  finished 2nd in the Sr. Division and won the Versa Valve Challenge for achieving the best score while using a versa valve on their runs. All of their runs were successful.

* Epsilon Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota Initiates New Members

The Epsilon Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, April 7, in the Ridgway University Center.  Nine students and one faculty member were inducted into membership. New members include  Sara Buente, Becky Calahan, Cindy Crowe, Hillary Degenhardt, Abigail Elf, Sara Gensler, Nicole Kreuzman, Kristin Pins, Bryanna Thomas and Megan Voyles.  The 2012-2013 officers, President Lynn Beaumont, Vice President Gina Filo, Secretary-Treasurer Jessica Foster, along with PSI members Haley Campbell, Megan Seymour, and Nathan Stamps conducted the ceremony.  Mrs. Anna Newton, UE alumna and a member of PSI,  delivered the keynote speech for the event.  A dessert reception for members, initiates, faculty and friends followed the ceremony.

Phi Sigma Iota members are elected from among outstanding advanced undergraduate students and faculty in foreign languages. The Epsilon Beta chapter has initiated 154 members since it was installed here on April 8, 2000.



* UE Baseball Set for Midweek Contests with No. 12 Indiana, Murray State

The University of Evansville baseball team will step out of Missouri Valley Conference play for a pair of midweek contests this week, as the Purple Aces will host in-state rival No. 12 Indiana Tuesday night at 6 p.m., before traveling to Murray State for a 6 p.m. tilt Wednesday night in Murray, Ky.

Evansville (14-18) took two of three games from MVC foe Southern Illinois this weekend, earning a pair of one-run victories, before falling in the series finale.  Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski led the Aces by going 6-for-13 with two doubles and a pair of RBI against the Salukis, while freshman Shain Showers tallied five this in his 11 at-bats and drove in three runs.  On the mound, sophomore Kyle Freeland tossed 9.0 innings and allowed just two runs on seven hits in a no decision in Friday night’s 10-inning victory. 

As a team, UE is hitting .277 as a team with 33 doubles, six triples and seven home runs for a .341 slugging percentage.  Evansville is reaching base at a .370 clip and boasts a .974 fielding percentage.

Individually, Kaczmarski leads the Aces with a .338 average, 10 doubles and a .477 slugging percentage, and is tied for the team lead with seven stolen bases.  Junior Jake Mahon, who suffered a potentially season-ending injury in the series against Southern Illinois is hitting .330 with 13 RBI and a .440 slugging percentage.  Senior Jason Hockemeyer, who delivered a walk-off single in Friday night’s win over Southern Illinois, owns a .319 batting average with a team-high .455 on-base percentage and has stolen seven bases.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day leads UE with 22 RBI, as he has ranks second on the team with six doubles and is hitting .282.

The Evansville pitching staff has combined for a 4.39 ERA , .279 opposing batting average and 233 strikeouts in 275.0 innings.  Freeland leads the staff with a 2.54 ERA and is 3-4 with 51 strikeouts around 13 walks in his 56.2 innings of work.  Senior Kyle Lloyd also sports a sub-3.00 ERA, as he is 4-2 on the year with a 2.68 ERA and a team-high 59 strikeouts over 53.2 innings on the mound.  Junior left-hander Cole Isom, who is slated to start against the Hoosiers, is 2-4 this spring with a 4.19 ERA and 26 strikeouts around 12 walks in 34.1 innings.

Indiana (25-4), who is ranked 12th in the nation in this week’s Baseball America poll, enters Tuesday night’s game as one of the hottest teams in the country, as the Hoosiers saw their 18-game winning streak come to an end Sunday afternoon in a loss to Illinois in the series finale of a three-game set.  Prior to Sunday’s loss to the Fighting Illini, the last loss for IU was a 6-4 defeat to Florida on March 9 in Gainesville, Fla.

Indiana boasts a .317 team batting average and is slugging .461 as a squad, as it has tallied 62 doubles, 10 triples and 22 homers.  The Hoosiers own a .403 on-base percentage, have stolen 42 bases in 66 chances and are fielding .966 as a team.

Kyle Schwarber leads IU with a .420 batting average, .688 slugging percentage, .493 on-base percentage and seven long balls.  Schwarber also ranks second on the team with 31 RBI.  Six other Indiana players are hitting over .300 on the year, including Scott Donley, who enters Tuesday with a .369 batting average and a team-best nine doubles and 37 RBI.  Dustin DeMuth sports a .333 average with eight doubles, while Michael Basil and Sam Travis are each hitting .327 with a combined 49 RBI.  On the base baths, Justin Cureton has swiped 16 bases in his 19 attempts.

Indiana’s pitching staff has combined for a 2.34 ERA with a .249 opposing batting average and 189 strikeouts over 265.0 innings.  Scott Effross is a perfect 5-0 for the Hoosiers with a team-best 1.02 ERA and three saves.  Aaron Slegers is 5-1 on the year with a 1.41 ERA and has notched 29 strikeouts, while walking just nine over 38.1 innings.  Freshman southpaw Will Coursen-Carr is slated to start Tuesday night and will enter the game with a 1-0 record, 1.25 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his 21.2 innings.

Murray State (12-19) was swept in an Ohio Valley Conference series by Eastern Illinois last weekend and will enter Wednesday’s tilt having lost its last seven.  The Thoroughbreds last victory was an 8-1 victory over SIU Edwardsville on March 23 in Edwardsville, Ill.

MSU is hitting .281 as a team with 55 doubles, three triples and six home runs for a .354 slugging percentage.  Murray State is reaching base at a .369 clip and have swiped just 11 bases in 16 chances.  Defensively, the Thoroughbreds have committed 44 errors for a .965 fielding percentage.

Brandon Eggenschwiler is hitting a team-best .342 with seven doubles, a home run and 22 RBI.  Ty Stetson and Mike Kozlowski are also hitting over .300 for MSU, as they own averages of .328 and .317, respectively, while Kozlowski leads the squad with 31 RBI.  Dylan Wheeler and Paul Ritzheimer have each swiped a team-high three bases for Murray State.

The Thoroughbred pitching staff has posted a 6.04 ERA this season with a .303 opposing batting average and 180 strikeouts in 274.1 innings.  Cameron Finch leads MSU’s pitching staff in nearly every category, as he is 3-2 on the season with a 4.02 ERA with 27 strikeouts and a .243 opposing batting average over 47.0 innings.  Cashty DeLeeuw is 2-1 on the year with a 4.84 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his 35.1 innings of work.

IU leads the all-time series with Evansville, 23-15, while the Aces hold a 32-11 series advantage over Murray State.  Indiana defeated UE, 5-4, last season in Bloomington, Ind., while Evansville defeated the Thoroughbreds, 5-3, earlier this season at Braun Stadium.

* UE Softball to Host Middle Tennessee St. in Midweek Matchup

The University of Evansville softball team will bring in Middle Tennessee State for a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 1:00 p.m. CST at Cooper Stadium.

While coming off a 3-4 week with wins again Southeast Missouri State and Northern Iowa, Evansville softball (12-22) has positioned itself within the top five in the Missouri Valley Conference for triples, walks, sacrifice flies, and stolen bases. The Aces combined for a .231 batting average and 43 hits while notching seven doubles, one triple, five home runs, 25 RBIs, 27 walks, and went 15-for-17 in stolen bases.

Following the action on Wednesday, UE softball will host a Home Run Derby Charity Event in which proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer research. The event is open to all UE students, faculty, and staff and will cost just $5. The winner will get to throw the first pitch at the Bradley game on April 13.

After Middle Tennessee State, the Aces will take the field on Saturday, April13, in a doubleheader against conference opponent Bradley beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST. The series will wrap up on Sunday in a single game starting at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Scouting the Opponent

Middle Tennessee State Raiders (4-33, 1-13 Sun Belt Conference)

Middle Tennessee State enters this weekend series with a 4-33 record, with wins against Troy, Austin Peay and Eastern Kentucky. The Raiders were picked to finish ninth in the Sun Belt Preseason poll as second baseman Kayla Toney earned a place on the Preseason All-SBC team after earning First-Team All-SBC honors for the 2012 season.
Samantha Nieves leads the Raiders at the hitting position with a .288 batting average out of 104 appearances at the plate. While recording seven doubles and four home runs on the season, Nieves has tallied 15 runs, notched 14 RBIs, and nine walks. With a .287 batting average out of 87 at-bats, Laura Dukes also proves to be an offensive force for Middle Tennessee State. Dukes has notched four doubles, seven home runs, 14 RBIs, and 15 runs in all 36 starts.
Jordyn Fisherback leads the pitching staff this season with 106.0 innings pitched and a 5.15 ERA. Fisherback has struck out 64 and has recorded five complete games with one save for the Raiders, making her 3-15 on the season.


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