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Monday, April 25, 2011

What's Happening Today

* End-of-the-Year Cookout at Newman Center Tonight

The Newman Center will be having a cookout instead of its regular dinner & discussion from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight to celebrate Easter as well as graduating seniors! Stop by for some burgers and hot dogs (there is plenty of room inside in the event of rain). The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue just across the street from UE's Koch Center and front oval.

* This Week in Music: University Band and Gumberts Award Recital

The Department of Music’s University Band will present its spring concert in Neu Chapel this evening, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.  Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz and Assistant Professor of Music Education Timothy Groulx will lead the ensemble in a program of contemporary wind ensemble music, including works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Clare Grundman, H. Owen Reed, and James Swearingen.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will conclude its concert offerings for the year with the thirty-fourth annual Gumberts Award Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 26, 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 Michael Salazar (organ), Stephanie Myers (clarinet), Jennifer Nowacki (piano), and Kelci Scott (soprano).  The four seniors will perform a wide range of works from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, 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.


* Religion Forum - Who is My Neighbor: The GLBT Next Door

Everyone is invited to view the award-winning film: “Fish Out of Water: What does the Bible Say About Being Gay?” at the Who Is My Neighbor: The GLBT Next Door Religion Forum on Monday, April 25. The event starts at 7 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Vanderbilt student filmmaker Ky Dickens explores Biblical passages used to condemn homosexuality in this informative yet entertaining documentary. Interweaving whimsical animation with enlightening interviews from the lesbian and gay community as well as with theologians from across the country, “Fish Out of Water” breaks down seven key passages – from Adam and Eve to Sodom and Gomorra – while confronting the debate over translation and historical context that affect today’s interpretations of the Bible. The film is 60 minutes in length and will be followed by a panel discussion. The forum is sponsored by Religious Life and PRIDE. For more information contact: University Chaplain, Tamara Gieselman,

* UE Bookstore Sidewalk Sale

The UE Bookstore will have its annual Sidewalk Sale on Monday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) outside the Ridgway University Center on the East Terrace.  Discontinued items and clearance items will be reduced for quick sale.  Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Upcoming Events

* Summer Jobs- Mead Johnson Nutrition

Areotek, a third party recruiter for Mead Johnson Nutrition will have an information table in the Ridgway University Center from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.on Tuesday, April 26.  They are seeking up to 10 customer service representatives, 2-3 data entry/analyst positions and up to 5 laboratory technicians.  If you have good customer service, Excel or basic chemistry/life science skills, please drop by to see them: They are accepting résumés and students may pick up applications.  Depending on your major, some of these positions may qualify for an internship.  If you need assistance with your full-time, summer, internship, co-op or graduate/professional school search, please contact Career Services: 812-488-1083; or

* Honors Project Presentation

On Tuesday April 26 in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 4:30 p.m., Matt Hummel will present his senior project for the Honors Program. He has written an extended ethics paper describing a workable moral theory. There will be a small forum for questions after the presentation.


Info You Should Know

* Housing Cancelation Deadline

If you have decided to move off campus since signing up for housing for 2011-12, please come to the Office of Residence Life to cancel your UE housing contract by May 1.  After May 1, UE housing contracts will not be canceled for students to move off campus into a private apartment setting. 

* Writing Center Open for Appointments Only April 27-May 3

Beginning Wednesday, April 27 (Reading/Study Day), and continuing through Tuesday, May 3, the Writing Center will be open for appointments only. Please call 488-2391 to make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance of the time you wish to come to the Writing Center. May 3 is the last day the center will be open this semester.


* UE Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

Libraries will extend its schedule of hours for Final Exams.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or    

Final Exam Week Hours are:

Wednesday, April 27 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Thursday, April 28 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Friday, April 29 from 7:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.;

Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.;

Sunday,May 1 from noon-1 a.m.;

Monday, May 2 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Tuesday,May 3 from 7:45 a.m.- Midnight;

Wednesday, May 4 from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Thursday, May 5 from 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

Friday, May 6 from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 - closed  

* Survey Participation Needed: Measuring and Improving Financial Literacy in America

The recent financial crisis demonstrates the importance of improving financial literacy among U.S. households. We are an academic research group at the University of Evansville conducting research to improve our understanding of financial literacy to improve the effectiveness of financial education and support decision-making process in America.

We need your help in filling out this brief survey. By contributing 10 minutes of your time, you are helping us develop a strategy to help our country prosper and avoid a crisis like the recent economic recession.
To aid in the accuracy of our results, please answer the questions from the stand point of your entire household. Also, please do not "guess." If you do not understand a question, choose "I do not know".
The survey is completely anonymous; your answers will not be associated with you in any way.

Take the Financial Literacy Survey here.

Thank you for your contribution!

* Bookstore Buyback & UrEntal Return

The end of the semester Book Buyback starts at Noon, April 27 and runs through 10AM, May 5th.  We quote books whether used on this campus or not and you always get CASH on the spot.  During the week there will be various promotions where you can win prizes and discounts.  There is a grand prize $100 gift certificate that anyone can register for as well as $50 prize packages on a daily basis including dinner & movie packages, VISA gift card, Best Buy gift card and an ITunes gift card.  Play the Plinko drop game and see what you can win after your buyback transaction.  Please bring your student ID to sell books, BUT you do NOT need your original receipt.  Come early and often to sell your books.

Also please remember to return your UrEntal books to the Bookstore no later than May 4th - the last day of finals.  They can easily be brought to the UrEntal check in counter for quick processing.  Rentals not returned by the required date are subject to late fees and/or replacement fees.  Please mark your calendar as a reminder to do this.  You can retrun your rental book and sell back any books you don't want at the same time for convenience.

* Crescent Magazine Wants Your Feedback

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* Housing Extended Stay Requests

The Residence Halls officially close for Summer Break at noon on Thursday, May 5. All Students are required to check out of their University housing 24 after their last final examination.  If you require additional time please fill out the Extended Stay Request form online at .  Students may be charged up to $35/night depending on the reason for staying.  Requests for Extended Stay must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Reading and Study Day (April 27).


* Financial Aid Information

A reminder to any student who plans to graduate, transfer, or withdraw from school at the end of the spring semester is the recipient of a Stafford Loan - you are required to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The dates and times for Exit Counseling are: April 19 at 5 p.m., and April 27 at 1 p.m., in Room 126, Hyde Hall.. Please arrive on time and bring the names and addresses of two references.

* March of Dimes "March for Babies" Event - UE Team Needs You!

Please mark your calendars for the 2011 March for Babies event on April 30, at Sunset Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the walk through downtown Evansville starting at 10 a.m. There will be a UE Team walking in the event.

"Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick," explains UE Team Captain Becky Hamilton, "There will be a UE team walking in this March for Babies event because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you and your family to join us. It's easy: just click here to sign up for our University of Evansville team."

"If you can't walk with us," adds Becky, "please help by donating to our team. You can do so by clicking on “Donate to this team” from the team registration page above. Thank you in advance for helping us give all babies a healthy start!"

If you have questions, call Becky at ext 2163


* Attention UE Students: Financial Aid Calendar for 2011-12

FAFSA: Please respond immediately to any requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents. Students may still file the 2011-12 FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, including federal student loans.

Need financial aid for summer courses? If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please make an appointment in the Office of Financial Aid to meet with a counselor. We will help you examine your options. You may stop by to schedule an appointment (Olmsted Hall, room 116), or set up a time though the financial aid receptionist at

Checking grades and credit hours earned in May: After the completion of the spring semester, we will review students’ academic records to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress (see Financial Aid FAQs page for details). Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

June: Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in UE’s system.  




* UE History Majors Present Research Papers

History majors Curtis Personett, Ashley Majewski, and Laura Niehaus presented research papers at the Indiana Regional Conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on Saturday, April 9.  The conference was held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.,  and the UE participants well received papers included work on 18th century English architect  in England, the 19th century Eglinton tournament and Coca-Cola’s involvement in 20th century U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.  

* Articles by Hemminger and Cirino to Be Published

Dr. William J. Hemminger and Dr. Mark Cirino, English department colleagues, will be published in the upcoming issue of PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association. Hemminger and Cirino introduced and translated a 1960 article by the French phenomenologist, Georges Poulet, entitled “Bergson: The Theme of the Panoramic Vision of the Dying and Juxtaposition.” Poulet’s article investigates Henri Bergson’s engagement with the notion that one’s entire life “flashes before one’s eyes” during moments of great urgency, and the various representations in literature and psychology of such moments. 

* Congratulations to ...

The UE College Mentors for Kids chapter on its awards.  Kenli Peacock received Outstanding Mentor, Olivia Magdelinskas received Chapter President of the Year, and La Toya Smith received Site Manager of the Year.  
College Mentors for Kids is a non-profit organization headquartered in Indianapolis with 23 regional campus chapters throughout Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.  Its purpose is to motivate kids and communities to reach their full potential.  College Mentors for Kids pairs first- through eighth-grade children with local college student mentors. Through weekly after-school activities, mentors help their "Little Buddies" understand higher education opportunities, as well as the importance of self-reliance, self-confidence, taking initiative at school, and making wise academic and social choices.



* Aces Fall Short in Wichita

 The University of Evansville softball team dropped a 5-1 decision against Wichita State Saturday in the final game of the three-game series. After the two teams split the doubleheader Saturday, this victory gives the Shockers the series win with a 2-1 record against UE.

Freshman Katie Sears broke open the game with a first inning double to right center before stealing third. The freshman?s speed forced a Wichita State error on the steal attempt, allowing Sears to advance home and put UE up 1-0 in the top of the first.

The Shockers answered quickly in the bottom of the frame, stringing together three consecutive singles to score a solo run, evening the score to 1-1 going into the top of the second.

Two doubles in the bottom of the third put another run on the board for the Shockers, giving them the 2-1 lead.

Sammie Shook led off the bottom of the fourth inning with the Shockers'  third double of the day, this one going down the left field line. Shook moved to third on an infield ground out before scoring on a wild pitch from Taylor Perry.

Ahead 3-1, the Shockers extended their lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning as Kiersten Dixon and Jamie Hull hit back-to-back solo home runs to lead off the frame.  Wichita?s bats stayed hot as the Shockers followed with two consecutive singles before Perry walked Shook to load the bases. With no outs and runners at every bag, freshman Emily Morris entered the game in relief of Perry. In a gutsy performance, Morris silenced the Shockers? rally, retiring the first three batters she faced to end the inning and strand all three runners. 

Evansville?s defense was able to hold the Shockers to a four-run lead, but the Aces'  bats were kept quiet by WSU starter Brianna Smet, who held UE to just two hits on the day.

The Aces (11-36) will be back in action on Tuesday, traveling to Carbondale, Ill., for a single game against Southern Illinois.


* Fick Shuts Out Braves, 2-0

After freshman Cole Isom’s complete game shutout in the nightcap yesterday, senior Cody Fick played copycat, going the distance in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Bradley University at O’Brien Field. Fick (6-2) tossed all nine, allowing seven scattered hits, just two walks, and struck out seven to lead Evansville to a series win over the Braves. The Aces are now 22-15 overall and 3-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while Bradley fell to 20-18 and 2-7 in the MVC.

It was a pitcher’s duel from start to finish, as eggs fittingly dominated the scoreboard in the Easter Sunday contest. With the score tied, 0-0, heading into the sixth, the Aces struck when sophomore Eric Stamets led off the inning with a bunt single. He stole second, his 22nd of the season, and scored on junior Trentt Copeland’s RBI single to left field.
Evansville scored a single run again in the top of the eighth when Stamets reached and advanced to second on a wild throw by third baseman Rob Elliott. With two outs, Fick helped his own cause with an RBI single to left to give UE a 2-0 lead.

Copeland, Fick, and sophomore Chris Pearson led the Aces offensively with two hits each.
John Nasshan (2-5) took the loss for Bradley, throwing seven and two thirds, giving up seven hits, two runs, one earned, and struck out five. Danny Gifford threw one and a third innings, allowing one hit and a walk for BU.|

The Aces are back in action Tuesday when they travel to take on Murray State. They continue MVC play next weekend, hosting Missouri State at Braun Stadium.


* UE Heads Into MVC Tennis Tournament with Highest Seed Ever

Two Missouri Valley Conference victories in the final weekend of the regular season vaulted the University of Evansville tennis team into third place in the final standings, and means the Purple Aces will play fifth place Southern Illinois in the first round of the State Farm MVC Tournament on Friday.  The eight-team, single-elimination tourney will take place at the Dwight Davis Tennis Complex in St. Louis Friday through Sunday.

Evansville's third place finish and number four seed in the tournament are both the best since the Aces joined the league in 1995.  Coach Nick Mueller's Aces defeated Bradley on Friday, then climbed into a third place tie with Drake by defeating Illinois State late on Saturday at Tri-State Athletic Club, 4-3.  UE goes into the tournament with a 12-7 overall record and 4-3 league record.  The Aces defeated their opening round opponent, fifth seed Southern Illinois, 6-1 on March 31.

"Our players in singles were just awesome against Illinois State," Mueller said.  "We need to tweak our doubles a little, but overall I'm very pleased.  It was a great final week to the regular season, and we're looking forward to competing in St. Louis."

Four UE singles players go into the tournament with winning records in MVC matches, led by Kate Chybowski's 6-1 record at number one.  Aleksandra Dzakula was 5-2 at number two and three singles, Dora Kotsiou was 4-2 at two, and Pin Sorensen was 4-3 at three, four and five.


* Aces Picked Fifth in MVC Golf Tournament

Three-time defending champion Wichita State is the favorite and the University of Evansville is picked to finish fifth in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Golf Tournament, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at The Club at Porto Cima in Sunrise Beach, Mo.  The nine teams are scheduled to play 36 holes Monday and conclude with 18 holes Tuesday. Weather could play a major factor, however.  The Lake of the Ozarks region has received nearly three inches of rain in the past four days, and more is expected through Monday.

The Golf Club at Porto Cima is a par-72, 7,036-yard Jack Nicklaus designed course that opened in 2000. Over the last 10 years Porto Cima has hosted several Missouri Golf Association Championships and also the annual Missouri Intercollegiate. Golf Digest recognized The Club at Porto Cima as the one of the best private golf courses in America.
The Aces go into the tournament with a veteran team that has finished in the middle of the MVC pack three years in a row. Michael Sainz leads UE in 2010-11 with a 73.55 average, and Griffin Wood is right behind at 73.95.  Wood has more than a two-stroke advantage over his nearest teammate in the spring season, however, averaging 73.10. Evansville won two tournaments in the fall, at Butler and Dayton.  The Aces' best finish in the spring was third place in the 15-team Adidas Hoosier Invitational April 10.

"We have a great group of young men, and they have the experience and talent to compete for the championship," said coach Jim Hamilton.  "There are a lot of good teams in our league, but I really believe we can compete with all of them."


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