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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Solemn Easter Mass Tonight in Neu Chapel

The Newman Catholic Campus Ministry will hold a solemn Mass of Easter tonight in Neu Chapel at 9:30 p.m. with Fr. Chris Forler presiding. The Catholic Church celebrates the "octave of Easter" as one continuous eight-day celebration from Sunday to Sunday, so the UE Newman Club will be celebrating the Resurrection tonight with Mass. The service will be followed by a "sinfully chocolate" reception in Grabill Lounge. Music practice will be at 8:45 p.m., with Confessions at 9 p.m., and Rosary at 9:10 p.m.

* UE Bookstore Buyback/ UrEntal returns

This is a reminder the UE Bookstore Buyback begins at NOON, April 27 and runs until 11 a.m. on May 5.  There will be a drawing and promotions all during the week for prizes and gift certificates. The only buyback location is in the Ridgway University Center in the Bookstore.  The UE Bookstore freely quotes pricing on any textbooks used on this campus or not, and offers up to half back on some texts.  Come early and often and compare prices.  The books stay on this campus as much as possible to keep prices lower.  Also keep in mind you will need your student ID to sell books, but your original sales receipt is NOT required.  Also any UrEntal rentals books you have must be returned to the UE Bookstore by May 4.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore for clarification.

* 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!!



Upcoming Events

* Noted Ecologist to Speak on Campus

Dr. Eldon Greij, ecologist and ornithologist, will be on campus to present a lecture on Friday, April 29, and a keynote address on Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. (both evenings) in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  The Friday lecture is titled, “Climate Change and its Effect on Wildlife”, and the Saturday keynote address is titled, “A Birding Moment.”  The lecture and keynote address are sponsored by the UE Environmental Studies Program in co-operation with the Ohio Valley Birding Festival.  The 2011 festival, which takes place April 27-May 1, includes numerous activities, and details can be found at  



Info You Should Know

* Kimberly Higgins Honored as Staff Employee of Year

Kimberly Higgins received the Staff Employee of the Year Award at the Staff Recognition Dinner at the Log Inn on Monday night.  Kim, administrative assistant for the Departments of Foreign Languages, Philosophy and Religion, Archaeology and Art History, came to the University in 2008.  Since then, she has willingly taken on responsibilities of other academic departments in addition to those she was originally hired to assist. 

Kimberly goes beyond expectations with the excellence of her work, dedication to her job, and her professionalism.  With her “can do” attitude, she takes on extra tasks and finds ways to be helpful.  Kimberly has implemented more efficient procedures for dealing with the day-to-day details of running an academic department.  She transformed Open Houses for the programs for which she is responsible, creating materials cases for faculty members in her areas who work Open Houses.  Kimberly is also very involved with Linguapalooza, the Saint Nikolaus Fest and International Education Week.

Kimberly works closely with several student workers, and provides not only leadership as their supervisor, but also support in their lives as students. Additionally, she is also active in the Office Staff Association and student and campus activities.

Kimberly is completing her first year in the Bachelor of Science in Global Leadership program.


* Fitness Center Finals Week Hours

During Finals Week the Fitness Center will open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays April 28-May 6.  The weekend of Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, the hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. After this the summer hours will begin. The Fitness Center will be opened Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on weekends.  The pool hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. depending on lifeguard availability.

* What Libraries Can Do For You: Literature Criticism Online: Contemporary Literary Criticism

Do you need interpretation and criticism of A.S. Byatt’s novel Possession?  Need help with a paper on Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe?  Or do you need details on “Chick-Lit” and “Lad-Lit” genres?  Contemporary Literary Criticism contained within the Literature Criticism Online series can provide any of this information. Named "one of the twenty-five most distinguished reference titles published during the past twenty-five years" by Reference Quarterly, the Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) series includes:
• critical commentary and general information on more than 2,900 authors now living or who died after December 31, 1999;
• authors who died after December 31, 1959 are available in volumes published from 1973 through 1999;
• basic and advanced searches as well as browsing by author, work, and topic;
• scholarly and popular sources of critical opinion and explication of modern literature.
Contact Kathy Bartelt at  or Shane White at with questions or comments.


* Fitness Center Survey

For those of you who have not filled out the survey regarding the Fitness Classes offered this semester, here it the link!   Remember, your valued opinion helps decide future Fitness class.  So let us you what you think!

* WC-110 and FYS-120 Being Offered This Summer

If you need to take or retake WC-110 or FYS-120, please be aware that both courses are being offered this summer on the timetable listed below.  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Rob Griffith at

Summer I, May 16-June 17
First-year Seminar 120 (FYS-120), writing intensive section (4 credit hours), Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-2:15 p.m.

Summer II, June 20-July 22
First-year Seminar 120 (FYS-120), 3 credit hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-2:15 p.m.
World Cultures 110 (WC-110), 3 credit hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
World Cultures 110 (WC-110) writing intensive section (4 credit hours), Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

* 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. 

* 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  

* 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.

* 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).




* RecycleMania Victory!

Well done UE RecycleManiacs! UE stacked up very well in the nationwide RecycleMania challenge. The challenge ranked schools by measuring who collected the most recyclable materials per capita, produced the least amount of trash per capita, or recycled at the highest rate. On a local level, RecycleMania pitted UE in a friendly cross-town competition with USI. As the winner, UE received a $1,500 donation from Alcoa (one of the event sponsors). UE also ranked first in Indiana, ahead of Butler, Purdue, USI, Ball State, Indiana State University, Purdue University-Calumet, and Indiana University-Bloomington. Nationally, UE ranked 19th among 288 schools in the Grand Champion category and 29th of 630 schools in all divisions.  The 630 participating colleges recycled or composted more than 91 million pounds of material during the eight-week competition.



* Copeland Named Prairie Farms Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of Week

Junior Trentt Copeland of the University of Evansville baseball team has been named the Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, announced by Commissioner Doug Elgin Wednesday. Copeland was honored for his performance during the period of April 18-24.

An infielder from Guelph Ontario, Copeland, posted a .467 batting average on the week, leading the Purple Aces to a 3-1 record, including a series victory over Bradley.

Copeland, who has a 3.69 cumulative grade-point average in marketing, recorded at least one hit in every contest and had multi-hit games in all three versus the Braves. In each win over Bradley, the junior collected two hits and an RBI. He also had a double and run scored in the series opener. Playing second base, Copeland recorded a perfect fielding percentage with 24 chances, including 17 assists.

Now in its 12th year of existence, The Valley’s Scholar-Athlete program is sponsored by Prairie Farms, Roberts and Hiland Dairies. On a weekly basis, the Conference honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.

To qualify for Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.


* Aces Finish Sixth at MVC Tournament

Two outstanding rounds kept the University of Evansville in contention at the State Farm MVC Men's Golf Championship, but Tuesday's final round unfortunately took the Purple Aces right out.  The result was a sixth place finish for UE, which went into the final round in second place and just five strokes behind eventual champion Wichita State.  The Shockers won their fourth consecutive league title, and will represent the Missouri Valley Conference in the NCAA Regionals.  Drake's Cody Schweinefus and Wichita State's Tyler Gann shared medalist honors with 54-hole scores of 4-over-par 220.

Junior Griffin Wood produced a top 10 finish for Evansville, shooting rounds of 78, 74 and 78 at The Club at Porto Cima to finish in a ninth place tie at 14-over-par 230.  Michael Sainz finished 24th at 236, and Tim Simmons tied for 25th at 237.

1. Wichita State 903; 2. Illinois State 918; 3. Missouri State 924; 4. Creighton 932; 5. Drake 935; 6. Evansville 936; 7. Bradley 937; 8. Southern Illinois 944; 9. Northern Iowa 945

T9. Griffin Wood 78-74-78=230; 24. Michael Sainz 76-78-82=236; T25. Tim Simmons 81-75-81=237; T28. Andrew Luo 79-75-85=239; T32. Parker Hensley 77-80-83=240

* Glosson No-Hits The Aces, UE Falls 9-1

Southern Illinois’ Megan Glosson tossed a no-hitter against the Aces today as the Salukis posted a 9-1 mercy rule win over the University of Evansville softball team in five innings.

The Salukis jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first. Mallory Duran led off the game with a double to left before scoring on an infield single by Morgan Barchan. Two batters later, Cristina Trapani tagged a two-run home run to bring the score to 3-0.

SIU put up four more runs in the bottom of the second, using five hits and an Evansville error to extend its lead to 7-0. One of the five hits was a three-run homer from the bat of Taylor Orsburn, her eighth of the season.

Two more base hits and another Evansville error allowed the Salukis to add two more runs to the board in the bottom of the third inning, pushing the score to 9-0.

The Aces managed to put one run on the board in the top of the fifth, when two walks and an SIU error allowed senior Kelci Alsip to cross the plate.

Freshman Taylor Perry (3-10) took the loss on the mound, giving up 7 runs on 8 hits in 1.2 innings of work. Freshmen Katie Sears and Emily Morris both made relief appearances in the circle.

The Aces (11-37) will return to action this weekend, hosting the Bradley Braves in a three-game series at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium.



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