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Monday, April 22, 2013

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* Newman Center End-of-the-Year Cookout Monday

The Newman Catholic Student Center will be having its end-of-the-year cookout on Monday, with burgers and barbecued pork. Stop by for this final dinner of the school year, and take the opportunity to wish the graduating seniors well as they prepare to move on from UE. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 6:30. The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from UE's front oval and Koch Center. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* This Week in Music: Jazz, U Band, and Gumberts Recital

The Department of Music’s Jazz Ensemble II and University Band will present a joint concert in Eykamp Hall this evening, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.  Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Guitar and Jazz Studies Renato Butturi, will perform a slate of works that will include pieces by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, and Thelonius Monk.  Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz and Assistant Professor of Music Education Timothy Groulx will then lead the University Band in a program of contemporary wind ensemble music, including works by Gustav Holst, Norman Dello Joio, and Frank Erickson.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will conclude its concert offerings for the year with the thirty-sixth annual Gumberts Award Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.   Each year, the Gumberts Award Recital features the best performers among the senior class as selected by the Department faculty.  This year, the performers are Tim Gaisser (percussion), Joe Luegers (piano), and sopranos Alyssa Brooks and Melanie Bacaling.  The four seniors will perform a wide range of works from Beethoven to Elliott Carter, and a panel of judges from outside the Department will evaluate their performances and select this year’s recipient of the award.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* JDRF Hotdog Picnic Fundraiser – April 22

The Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a hot dog picnic fundraiser for juvenile diabetes research on Monday, April 22 on Ridgway University Center’s East Terrace from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For $7 you get a chili dog, chips, dessert and a drink. For $5 you get a hot dog, chips, dessert and a drink. Please come out and support JDRF!

* Seniors: Win a Diploma Frame!

Current seniors set to graduate in May are invited to take part in The Alumni Association Facebook “Then & Now” contest. To enter, first “like” the Alumni Association page, Then post a side-by-side photo using a photo of yourself from freshman year and a photo of yourself from senior year. Show us how much you have changed while at UE! The contest will be open Wed. April 17 at 12:00 pm until Wed. April 24, 12:00 pm. Any photo editing software can be used to combine the two photos. Suggested smart phone apps include Pic Stitch and InstaCollage, but all are acceptable. One randomly selected winner will receive a diploma frame!


Upcoming Events

* Reception for Patti Lodato

Please join us as we wish Patti Lodato, Academic Director of the Writing Center, well in her retirement. An open house reception will be held on Wednesday, April 24 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Writing Center, Clifford Memorial Library room 253.

* Retirement Reception for Dr. Charles Watson Planned for April 25

Please join the University of Evansville and the School of Education for a retirement reception in honor of Dr. Charles Watson, Professor of Education and Chairperson of the School of Education.  The reception will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Graves Hall, Room 240.

Dr. Watson has been involved in teaching, education, and school improvement for over 40 years. He has been a middle school math and science teacher and administrator in schools in Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia. After working and teaching in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Carteret County Schools in North Carolina, Dr. Watson was a Professor in the School of Education at James Madison University and Executive Director of the Virginia Middle School Association. 

He came to the University of Evansville in 2003.   Watson has served the University on various committees including the General Education Subcommittee, University Assessment, Fiscal Affairs, Technology Strategic Planning, and Teacher of the Year Selection Committees, and the HCL/NCA Committee on Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge.  He has received the College of Education and Health Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

In the Evansville community, he has been privileged to serve on the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Early Childhood Development Coalition Board, United Way Needs Assessment, and Mind in the Making Coordinating Committees and Site Councils for Washington, Evans, Fairlawn, Dexter and Scott schools.  He is a founding member of the Weinbach Kiwanis Club and current president.

Dr. Watson received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville, his M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Colorado, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.  Throughout his career he has authored and coauthored numerous books on education and teaching.

Chuck and his wife, Lucy, plan to retire to Jacksonville, Florida.  They have six children and five grandchildren.

* Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend Set for November 1 – 3

The date for Homecoming 2013 has been set for November 1-3.  Both men’s and women’s exhibition basketball games will be a part of the Saturday festivities, along with the new tradition – Aces Fan Fest.  Plans are underway for class reunions and a few specialty groups.  The goals is to attract as many alums as possible back to campus.   If your organization would like to sponsor an event or plan a reunion, please contact Sylvia DeVault, director of alumni and parent relations, at or call extension 2586 before the end of this academic year. 


* UE Students Invited to Attend Annual Breakfast with the CEO

UE students are cordially invited to attend the 4th annual Breakfast with the CEO event on Wednesday, April 24 from 8-9:30 a.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.. The featured CEO and Keynote Speaker will be Parri O. Black,
president & CEO of Youth First, Inc.

RSVP online at 

For more information, please contact Monica Spencer at 812-488-4065 or


Info You Should Know

* Lost Laptop Charger

A student left his Macbook Pro laptop charger in the lab in Hyde Hall Room 201 on Thursday, April 18. If anyone has found it, please send an e-mail to 

* Final Exams: Come to the Libraries for Quiet Study!

UE Libraries offers quiet study spaces as you prepare for Final Exams. Individual study carrels, Group Study Rooms, study tables, and casual seating are available on all four levels of the Libraries. We encourage you to take full advantage of the quiet study areas available at your library.

* Win an iPad at Book Buyback

The semester end book buyback at the UE Bookstore runs Noon, April 24th through 4PM on May 1st.  We freely quote books whether used on this campus or not.  Please remember to bring all components of books you purchased as it may affect the price you receive.  Workbooks and programmed texts generally need to be clean of marks to have any value.  We have a large listing of books we are offering special pricing well above wholesale.  Also everytime you sell books you can register for the drawing where we are giving away an iPad and a $100 Bookstore gift card. Winners will be notified.  Also during the week all clothing and gifts will be 20% off the regular price during the buyback period.  And don't forget if your group is registered for the Group Buyback Promotion be sure to use your code to credit your group's total so that your group can win the $200 first prize.  Bring your student ID as well, you do NOT need your original receipt to sell books.  AND YOU ALWAYS GET CASH ON THE SPOT!  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore. 

* Wanted: Students to Blog about Their University of Evansville Experiences

The Office of Admission is looking for students to blog about their 2013-14 UE experiences. Bloggers will receive $250 per semester upon fulfilling the requirements which include:
• Share about campus life at least twice a month. Posts can include written posts, photos, or videos.

Interested students should e-mail Kim McDonald ( a sample post. Students selected to blog will be asked to write an intro post and provide a photo.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Kim at km117 or ext. 2683.

* Executive Board Opportunities with Colleges Against Cancer

UE's Colleges Against Cancer is accepting applications for next year's executive board! There are eleven positions available - from Promotions Chair to Survivorship Chair.

You don't need to be a current member to apply! The application deadline is Wednesday, April 24th.

CAC is an organization that aims to raise awareness about various types of cancers, conducts fundraisers for cancer research, and plans and organizes Relay for Life.

For a full list and description of the available positions and to receive the application form, please email Becky Calahan at

* Libraries Announces Extended Final Exam Hours Schedule

UE Libraries will extend its schedule of hours for Final Examinations beginning on Reading/Study Day
through April 30th.  Hours schedule follows.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with
questions at either 488.2376  or

·         Wednesday, April 24th:     7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Thursday, April 25th:          7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Friday, April 26th:                7:45  a.m.  -  8:00  p.m.
·          Saturday, April 27th:         10:00 a.m.  -  8:00  p.m.
·          Sunday, April 28th:                      Noon  -  1:00  a.m.            
·          Monday, April 29th:            7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Tuesday, April 30th:            7:45  a.m.  -  Midnight
·          Wednesday, May 1st:       7:45  a.m.  -  5:00  p.m.

* Class of 2013 - Would You Like to Leave a Legacy at UE?

Class of 2013 would you like to leave your legacy at UE?  As a graduating class you can show UE how much you have appreciated the support shown to you as a student by donating to the Senior Gift Campaign.  The Class of 2013 can reach it’s $2,000 goal and sponsor-a-student scholarship for next year.  If every student donated $5 the Class of 2013 would exceed the goal.  $5 is less than a footlong from Subway or a coffee from Starbuck so show your support of UE by making a gift today online at

* Housing Extended Stay Requests

UE Housing facilities will close at noon on Thursday May 2; however, all students are asked to depart from housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Those students needing to stay past the posted closing date, including graduating seniors, should submit an Extended Stay Request up until 5:00 p.m. on Reading and Study Day.

* Financial Aid 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 one FINAL session in Hyde Hall, Room 126, on  April 24 at 11:00 a.m. (Reading/Study Day).

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.

* Gluten-Free Students …

Please email Brittany Chidester if you are interested in being a part of a new, gluten-free group on campus! Whether you suffer from Celiac or wheat/gluten allergies, this is a great opportunity for you. Our objective is to provide a supportive network for students, to promote celiac disease and gluten-free awareness within our community and to advocate for gluten free options on campus.

Please email Brittany at if you are interested.

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

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

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

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

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

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



* Douglas Reed Will Be Featured Performer at EROI Festival

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, has been invited to be a featured performer for the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival, September 26-29 (  This year’s conference will focus on aspects of 20th and 21st century organ composition and performance and design.  Dr. Reed will share a program devoted to the music of William Albright and William Bolcom with David Higgs, chair of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music. This year’s EROI Festival will coincide with the Westfield Center’s first international organ competition (

* Public Health Scholar Bowl Competitors

Congratulations to Cyril Patra, Eric Stoessel, and Michaela Tussey, who traveled to St. Louis this past weekend to compete in the National Undergraduate Public Health Scholar Bowl. The competition consisted of a trivia challenge and case study presentation. The team's faculty advisor, Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, notes that the students performed extremely well and were great representatives for UE!

* UE Alumna Lauren Weingart to Give Lecture at Evansville's Central Library

Archaeology alumna Lauren Weingart ’12 will give a talk at the library on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
in Browning Event Room B in Central Library.

Weingart has worked for the last year digitizing, editing, and cataloging all the images for WWII in Evansville Digital Collection. As part of her work, she extensively researched WWII industries. Weingart will present a brief overview of defense work in Evansville and discuss the African American experience and race relations in Evansville before, during, and just after WWII. This will include housing, pay, work, and recreational activities.

The Evansville in WWII Digital Collection was funded with a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. The WWII Speaker Series is part of the promotional events for the grant.


Thank You

* Thank You for Supporting the War on Hunger

Thanks goes to the UE community for the generous outpouring of donations! Students, staff and faculty together helped UE raise over $1,000 for the Salvation Army War on Hunger! We are able to purchase a large skid of cereal for children and over $400 for grocery items! Thank you for your support!



* Aces Tennis Finishes Regular Season With 6-1 Win

In its final regular-season match of the 2012-13 campaign, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team picked up a 6-1 victory over Creighton on Sunday morning at Wesselman Park.

The Aces even their overall mark at 10-10 while finishing Missouri Valley Conference play with a 3-4 mark.  Creighton ends the year with an 8-11 mark and won just once in seven Valley tries.

Marketa Trousilova and Natasha James got UE headed in the right direction in top flight doubles as they won by an 8-1 margin over Jennie Hartjes and Amanda Noonan.  Gaby Fifer and Marina Moreno were victorious in No. 3 doubles as they won by an 8-2 final over Analese Snyder and Karlin Naslund. 

In the second flight, Kelsey Costales and Emily Richardson were defeated by Sam Anderson and Anna Kirshenbaum, 8-2.

Singles play saw the Purple Aces win five out of six matches, led by Trousilova at No. 2.   The Kansas State transfer improved to 6-1 in league singles matches with her win over Snyder.  She won by scores of 5-7, 6-2 and 10-5.

Moreno improved to 4-1 in her last five singles outings with her win over Kirshenbaum, 6-0, 6-1.  Mina Milovic registered her second win in the last three matches with her win over Liz Vermillion, 6-3, 6-0, in flight four.

Fifer took the win over Noonan in the fifth group, 6-4, 6-3, while Costales downed Taylor Koehrsen, 6-1, 6-1.  The win in flight six gave her a 4-1 mark in her last five singles efforts.  At the top flight, James fell to Hartjes, 6-4, 6-4.

With the regular season complete, the Aces will now begin preparations for the MVC Team Championships.  The 3-day tournament gets underway on Friday in Wichita, Kan.

* Aces Softball Takes Series Finale against Missouri State, 6-3

Evansville softball defeated Missouri State today in its series finale, 6-3. The Aces won the series against the Bears, 2-1, as they split in Saturday’s doubleheader in Springfield, Mo.

Senior Kendall Kautz led the offense with an impressive 3-for-4 at bat with one double, one run, and an RBI. Adding to the senior leadership, Alicia Betancur and Halie Malone combined to go 4-for-7 at the plate while adding one RBI to the Aces’ total of four on the day.

“We knew that they were going to keep pressing us so it’s always nice to jump out there early and score some runs,” said head coach Mark Redburn.  “Our defense, hitting, and pitching were really good coming into today and we were able to get our fourth series win in conference. Everyone is playing well and confidently and they really depend on one another and lift each other up as a team.”

UE tallied 13 hits on the day, the largest amount so far this season as they racked up 12 against Murray State in early March. The Aces notched six runs, one double, four RBIs, one walk, and went a perfect 1-for-1 in stolen bases against Missouri State.

Evansville (19-25, 10-9) will continue on in conference play as they head to Carbondale to wrap up its series with Southern Illinois on Tuesday, April 23, beginning at 5:00 p.m. CST.

Game Recap: Missouri State 3, UE 6
With three errors by Missouri State early on in the first inning, the Aces were able to manufacture a pair of runs after a ground out by sophomore Kayla Fortner and an RBI single to center field by Kautz allowed runners to reach home plate and take the lead over the Bears, 2-0.

Missouri State was able to cut the lead in half in the bottom half of the first as an RBI single to second base drove in a runner and made it a 2-1 game with UE still on top heading into the second.

After a scoreless second frame, Evansville was again able to score a pair of runs in the third after Malone singled through the left side and a throwing error by Missouri State’s infield allowed the Aces to expand their lead, 4-1.

The Bears were able to answer back in the bottom half of the third inning with a pair of runs of their own after an error by UE’s infield put a runner in scoring position and was followed by a double and another error by the Aces that made it a 4-2 game. The second run came after a sacrifice bunt as Missouri State continued to close the gap in the Aces’ lead, 4-3.

Evansville’s offense did not relent in the sixth inning as Fortner was able to score off yet another throwing error by the Bears’ infield to further UE’s lead, 5-3. Soon after, junior Kacey Rogers drove in the Aces’ final run after a sacrifice fly to left field sent Kautz to the plate and capped off the inning, 6-3.

The Bears were unable to produce any runs in the sixth and seventh innings as Evansville took the win, 6-3, and the series, 2-1.

UE freshman pitcher Sarah Baldwin picked up her third win in the circle for the Aces as she moved to 3-6 on the season. Baldwin struck out three while not allowing any runs in 4.0 innings of work.  Senior Sarah Patterson notched the second save of the season for Evansville as she finished the game striking out three in just 3.0 innings.

Chelsea Jones suffered the loss for Missouri State as she moved to 9-17 in the circle. Jones pitched 4.0 innings while allowing one run and issuing one walk. Reliever Rachel Brisker saw 3.0 innings as she allowed one run and struck out one.

* Aces Fall, 6-5, in Series Finale at Wichita State

The University of Evansville baseball team combined to hit three home runs in Sunday afternoon’s game at Wichita State, but one was all the Shockers needed, as Tyler Baker hit an eighth-inning solo blast to give WSU a 6-5 win in the rubber match at Eck Stadium.

“Today we saw a great, competitive college baseball game,” head coach Wes Carroll said.  “I thought our guys gave a real gritty performance and really competed.  They played their tails off for nine innings today.”

Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski continued to swing a hot bat for Evansville (15-25, 6-6 MVC), as he finished the game 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored.  Kaczmarski finished the three-game series 8-for-12 at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.  Redshirt sophomore Kyle Pollock and freshman Jonathan Ramon combined to hit the Aces’ other two long balls and both finished 1-for-4 with solo blasts. 

UE went in order in the first two innings, but grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the third on two of its three home runs.  Pollock led off the inning by sending the third pitch he saw from Wichita State (23-18, 9-3 MVC) starter Drew Palmer over the right field wall, before redshirt junior David Patton singled to left and scored on Kaczmarski’s two-run blast down the left field line.

Evansville starter Josh Biggs was able to work out of trouble in the first four innings, but the Shockers finally broke through by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth to trim the Aces’ advantage to 3-2.  Taylor Doggett led off with a single to shallow center and advanced into scoring position when Tanner Dearman was hit in the back by a Biggs breaking ball.  Garrett Bayliff plated WSU’s first run with a single to right and Erik Harbutz followed with an RBI groundout to bring Dearman in from third.

“Josh Biggs did an excellent job of going out there and competing and giving us a chance to win, and that’s all you can ask for,” Carroll said.  “He set us up for the winning innings and gave us an opportunity.”

Ramon gave UE an insurance run with a two-out homer to left center in the top half of the sixth, but Wichita State countered by scoring three runs in the bottom of the inning to take its first lead of the ballgame.

Casey Gillaspie started the rally with a hard single through the left side and Johnny Coy lined a double down the line in left to bring junior Tyler Miller out of the Evansville bullpen.  Gillaspie was able to scamper home following a wild pitch from Miller on his first offering out of the pen and Coy tied the game on a sacrifice fly to the warning track off the bat of Baker.  With two outs in the inning, Dearman delivered an RBI single into the gap in right center to score Mikel Mucha from first and give the Shockers a 5-4 lead.

In the eighth, Kaczmarski singled to right center for his third hit of the contest and moved up 90 feet when a balk was called against WSU reliever TJ McGreevy.  Later in the frame, senior Jason Hockemeyer tied the game at 5-5 with a one-out single to shallow center.

Freshman Brent Jurceka tossed a scoreless seventh for Evansville, but he surrendered a leadoff homer to Baker in the bottom of the eighth that proved to be the game-winner.

Jurceka fell to 1-4 on the year, as he took the loss, allowing one run, the homer to Baker, in his 2.0 innings, while recording three strikeouts without a walk.  Brandon Peterson earned the win for Wichita State, as he tossed 1.2 perfect innings to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Biggs allowed four runs, all earned, on seven hits in his 5.0 innings of work and struck out two, while issuing a pair of walks.  Miller allowed a run on two hits in his inning of relief.

“All I can ask for going forward is the type of effort we put out there today,” Carroll said.  “We strive to play baseball the correct way by executing, having our minds right on every pitch and playing with effort.  We had our opportunity today to take a series on the road in the conference, but we just let it slip away.”

The Aces will step out of Missouri Valley Conference play for a 4 p.m. doubleheader with Austin Peay Wednesday, April 23, in Clarksville, Tenn., before hosting Missouri State next week for a three-game Valley series at Braun Stadium.

* Women's Golf In Seventh After Opening Round

Freshman Paige Crafton led the way for the University of Evansville women’s golf team as her round of 79 helped the Aces to stand in seventh place following day one of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at The Club at Porto Cima.

Crafton is tied for eighth place with her 7-over 79 and is just three strokes off of leader Danielle Lemek of Bradley.  The squads played 18 holes on Sunday and will play the same on Monday and Tuesday.

Five strokes behind Crafton’s pace was Sydney Skiles, who tallied a +12 84 in the opening round.  She is tied for 19th.  Behind her was sophomore Cathy Doyle, who is also in the top 30 as her round of 86 is tied for 27th place.

Dana Hayden posted a score of 87 to stand in a tie for 33rd place while Kelly Lamarche notched a 95 on Sunday.

Sitting atop the individual leaderboard is Lemek of the Braves.  She finished the day with a 4-over 76.  Katie Jean from Illinois State is in second with a 77 while five players are tied for third place.

Wichita State posted the top team score as the top seven teams are separated by only 11 shots.  The Shockers lead the way with a 325 while Southern Illinois is in second place just a shot behind.  Bradley is three strokes off the lead in third place while Indiana State is in fourth with a 330.

Sitting in fifth place is Missouri State with a 332 while Illinois State is in sixth.  The Purple Aces are in seventh after registering a 336 on Sunday.  They are five strokes ahead of Creighton, who is in 8th. 

Full individual and team standings will be posted as soon as they are available.  To view them, along with full MVC information, please visit the official tournament site at


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