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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: The Gumberts Award Recital

The Department of Music will conclude its concert offerings for the year with the 34th annual Gumberts Award Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening 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.


* UE Bookstore Sidewalk Sale

Due to the inclement weather the UE Bookstore Sidewalk sale has been cancelled and replaced with an in-store clearance sale that will run through Wednesday, Apri 27.  Selected items have been reduced for quick sale.  Please be sure to stop by the Bookstore to check out these great values.  Get 'em while they last!!


* 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


Upcoming Events

* Obsolete Electronics Recycling Day

On Friday, April 29, an obsolete electronics recycling day will be offered for the first time. This University sponsored event will be at no cost to students and employees (faculty, administrators, staff), and is intended to be for personal items only.  Please NO electronics owned by the University. C&I Electronics will be on the Hale loop drive from noon to 2 p.m, and on the Lagoon from 2-4 p.m. Accepted items include: CRT monitors, LCD displays, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, TVs, speakers, VCRs, and microwave ovens. Also included are fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), lead acid batteries, loose batteries (except batteries within electronics), refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners, and dehumidifiers. Contact Lucas Brandt at or extension 2697 with questions.

* Free Paper Shredding Day

On Monday, May 2, free paper shredding will return to the campus once again! Piranha Mobile Shredding will be at the Koch Center parking lot (Parking Lot C) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to collect paper for shredding at their facility. All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office or home this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed. Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. For more information or questions contact Lucas Brandt at or 2697.



Info You Should Know

* April PcardCycle Has Ended

The April Pcard cycle began March 22 and ended at midnight on April 21. UE cardholders may reconcile in SDG2 and print statements as of April 23. Please note that the General Ledger will upload on April 28. Once GL uploads, cardholders can no longer make changes to SDG2 transactions for the April cycle. For additional cycle date information go to the Pcard & Purchasing website on AceLink at http://acelink/Areas/Pcard/ .

* 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!

* Crescent Magazine Wants Your Feedback

The Crescent Magazine staff would appreciate your taking a moment to complete a brief survey concerning the magazine at  Thanks so much

* Hygiene Drive

Members of the Student Nursing Association of Peers (SNAP) are holding a Hygiene Drive until Monday, May 2, to benefit the YWCA Live Y’ers. The Live Y’ers program benefits at-risk girls at Glenwood, Lodge and Bosse High School.  The hygiene drive will provide them with much needed hygiene products that the girls might not otherwise have access to.  You can help by donating personal hygiene products in the bright red boxes placed in Carson Center, the Information desk in Ridgeway University Center, Graves Hall entrance, and outside the Nursing Department in Graves Hall. Items that you might consider donating include deodorant, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, feminine products, tooth brushes and toothpaste.

* 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).




* Creative Writing Major Makes Brown Bag Series Presentation

Kudos to Kristin Benzinger, graduating creative writing major, for providing an outstanding culmination to the 2010-2011 Gender and Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series.  Kristin delivered a multimedia presentation based on  her original essay “Hit Like a Girl: An Exploration of Female Criminal Offenders” on April 19.  



* Aces Third Following MVC First Round

Four University of Evansville golfers shot between 76 and 79 Monday, leaving the Purple Aces in third place after one round of the 54-hole State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Golf Championship at The Club at Porto Cima.

Most of the 45 golfers played one to four holes in the second round before tournament officials called the players off the course for the final time following two lightning delays. Play will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday, beginning with the remainder of the second round and concluding with the third round.  Tournament favorite Wichita State was the first round leader at 303, followed by Drake (306) and Evansville (310).  Michael Sainz led UE's five golfers with a 4-over-par 76 in round one, played in a steady rain for most of the 18 holes.  The clubhouse leader is Drake's Cody Schweinefus, whose 3-under-par 69 was the only sub-par score of the first round.

1. Wichita State 303; 2. Drake 306; 3. Evansville 310; T4. Creighton, Illinois State 312; 6. Bradley 316; 7. Missouri State 317; 8. Southern Illinois 322; 9. Northern Iowa 329.

EVANSVILLE SCORES (second round holes played/score in parentheses):
7. Michael Sainz 76 (0/Even); T8. Griffin Wood 78 (1/-1); T13. Parker Hensley 77 (4/+1); T19. Andrew Luo 79 (2/Even); T28. Tim Simmons 81 (1/Even).


* Aces Look To Win The Series In Carbondale

With just two weeks remaining in Missouri Valley Conference play, the University of Evansville softball team will travel to Carbondale, Ill., to take on Southern Illinois in a single game matchup Tuesday at 4 p.m. After a split in last week’s doubleheader, the Aces look to win the series with a victory in the rubbermatch.
The Aces (11-36) enter the contest ranked eighth in the MVC with a 5-15 conference record. Evansville most recently comes off a 1-2 showing in at Wichita State.

The Aces hosted the doubleheader against the Salukis last week. With the meeting ending in a split, Evansville carries the series’ momentum into Tuesday after taking a 3-0 shutout victory over the Salukis in the nightcap.
Southern Illinois (31-13), who had won 10 games in a row before being blanked by the Aces, enters the game as the third place team in the Valley with a 13-3 MVC record. The Salukis rebounded from Wednesday’s shutout with a two-game sweep of Missouri State last weekend.

Senior Jen Stahlhut paces the Evansville offense, batting .343 from the left side. Stahlhut is just one double away from tying Jamie Davison’s (2001-04) record of 48 career doubles at UE.

Freshman Katie Sears has been hot at the plate as of late, tallying at least one hit in her last five games. The Chicago, Ill., native hit .467 last week, going 7-for-15 over the five game stretch with four runs scored and one RBI.

Freshman Taylor Perry, who scattered just five hits in Wednesday’s shutout over the Salukis, enters Tuesday with a team-best 4.50 ERA in 88.2 innings on the mound. Perry (3-9) posted a 2-1 record with 12 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.72 in her three appearances last week.

Scouting the Salukis:
Southern Illinois Salukis (31-13, 13-3)
Mallory Duran leads the Salukis and ranks second in the Valley with a .410 batting average. The leadoff batter has posted a league-best .494 on base percentage and leads the conference with 47 runs scored. Last week against the Aces, Duran went 4-for-8 at the plate with a home run and an RBI. Chelsea Held had a 4-for-6 performance with two home runs in last week’s doubleheader, tallying a pair of hits in each game.

Danielle Glosson (20-7) will most likely get the start on the mound for the Salukis. The senior has collected a 2.19 ERA in 195.1 innings of work. Glosson ranks fourth in the Valley with 163 strikeouts, eight of which were against the Aces in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader.


* Tuesday Baseball With Murray State Washed Out

The University of Evansville baseball team's Tuesday game with Murray State has been cancelled due to the amount of rain the Murray area has received. The Aces (22-15, 3-6 MVC) will now focus on their upcoming three-game series with conference foe Missouri State. Game one starts Friday at 6 p.m. at Braun Stadium.


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