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Monday, May 2, 2011

Upcoming Events

* 5K Charity Run

The Criminal Justice Club would like to encourage University students and employees to participate in the “911 Gives Hope” 5k Hope Run, set for Saturday, May 14 at 5 p.m., in Downtown Evansville.  911 Gives Hope is a not-for-profit group made up of area law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency services personnel that raises money for local charities and programs such as the Youth Service Bureau, Aware Autism, Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, ARC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, among others. Registration and additional information can be found at: http://www.911giveshope.com/hoperun5k
 

* Save-the-Date for Family Weekend 2011!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 23 – 25, 2011.  The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on event planning right now. If your department or student organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link here by May 6.  If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to alumni@evansville.edu.

* Reception for Visiting Foreign Language Instructors

The Department of Foreign Languages invites the campus community to attend a Reception to wish a fond farewell to our visiting faculty this year:  Dr. Sandra Martin (Spanish instructor), and Mrs. Jie Wang (Chinese instructor).  Please join us on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Suite 350 of Olmsted Hall.  

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Session Dates

 

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 13 for individual counseling sessions.

The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158). To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 812-349-4443.  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Women Veterans Conference Planned for June 4

The Honoring Women Veterans Conference, a day of education, pampering, and camaraderie for women who have served in the United States military, will take place from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center. Attendance is free for women veterans.

The day’s events will include an informative session on military benefits, networking and career information, an afternoon of pampering, and a keynote address from Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Irene Trowell-Harris. As the director of Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, Trowell-Harris serves as the primary advisor to the secretary of veterans affairs on programs and issues related to women veterans.

The University of Evansville is proud to host the Honoring Women Veterans Conference and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. To present this conference, UE has partnered with ITT Technical Institute and The Women’s Hospital.

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 20. Military veterans may register online at www.evansville.edu/veteransaffairs or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993.

* UE Bookstore Open on Graduation Day

The UE Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Graduation Day, May 7, for any last minute needs or purchases.  Graduates should make sure they try on their cap and gowns before graduation to make sure everything fits.  If you have any questions about any gowns you purchased from the Bookstore please contact the Bookstore at ext. 2679

* 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.
 

Info You Should Know

* Summer Work Hours

This summer, the University will once again operate using  a modified work schedule  For the period May 9 through August 5, full-time staff and administrative employees may again work a 7½ hour day with a one hour lunch period. Business hours for the campus will also be adjusted during this period from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  In all cases, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet University and each department’s service requirements during business hours.  We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 8, 2011.

The ability to maintain a summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies.  As we have evolved into an institution of increasingly high quality, a greater demand exists to maintain that reputation by providing full service.  Most offices are experiencing ever-increasing requirements to communicate with potential students and their parents during the summer months. Each employee’s continued commitment to meeting those needs  is greatly appreciated.
 

* Harlaxton Summer Writing Program Writer Wins Book Prize

Harlaxton Summer Writing Program Visiting writer Tom Franklin, has won the L.A. Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller for his novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. Tom will be UE's Visiting Writer at the Harlaxton Summer Writing Program in Grantham, England this summer May 13-June 15.

* Registrar's Office Closed on Friday

The Office of the Registrar will be closed at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6 for graduation preparation.  If you have business in this office, please make sure you come before 11 a.m. 

* Fitness Center Locker Usage

It’s time to turn in your lock  or renew your locker for the summer.   Please see the Fitness Center Front Desk to pay $3 for renewal fee or turn in your lock as soon as possible.

* Pre-Physical Therapy Students and Direct Entry Students

The application for summer 2012 admission into the DPT program will be posted on the PT Web site, www.pt.evansville.edu, on July 1.  The application deadline will be October 1, 2011.

Direct entry students, who plan to enter the DPT program in summer 2012, must submit their DE verification form and the other required documents to the Physical Therapy Department between August 30 and September 15, 2011. 

Please note:  There have been some changes to the program’s admission requirements.   It is important that all Pre-Physical Therapy students, including Direct Entry, review the updated admission criteria.  

Application materials, revised admission criteria and the direct entry verification form may be accessed through the “Requirements and Applications” page of the PT web site.

For questions, please contact Sherri Chambliss at sc9@evansville.edu
 

* OTS Facebook Offers Tech Tools

Find tech tips and links to free / open source tools for students, educators and employees at https://www.facebook.com/UE.OTS

* Commencement 2011 Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Students, staff, and administrators are asked to volunteer and celebrate with the students who will graduate at Spring Commencement! The ceremony is set for Saturday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Roberts Stadium. All volunteer shifts will start at 12:15 p.m. and end when Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. However some volunteers will be needed until the end of Commencement at 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities include:
• 4 volunteers to be Greeters/Program Distributors at Gates from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
• 4 volunteers to be Greeters/Floaters between sections from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
• 7 volunteers to be Line Assistants for the Faculty Marshalls from 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (this position does require knowledge of Commencement regalia)
 
If you have an interest in serving as a volunteer or have more questions about the responsibilities, please contact Cara Fabrocini, assistant director of the Center for Student Engagement at cf107@evansville.edu or ext. 2058.

* 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  wflouden@evansville.edu    

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.

Congratulations

* Aces' Top Community Servants Recognized

The University of Evansville on Saturday honored 20 UE student-athletes who performed the most community service hours during the 2010-11 school year.  They were recognized during the Aces' baseball game against Missouri State.  UE student-athletes have accumulated more than 2,900 hours with 91 different organizations in the Evansville community since the start of the school year. 

The 20 include: Briyana Blair, women's basketball; Jackie Carlson, women's cross country; Kate Chybowski, tennis; Jackie Dippel, women's cross country; Aleksandra Dzakula, tennis; Meagan Collins, women's basketball; Shelby Cron, women's cross country; Matthew Hamilton, men's cross country; Chaviel Harrison, women's soccer; Khristian Hart, women's basketball; Kelby Jenkins, women's cross country; Nicole Kreuzman, women's cross country; Dani Langness, women's soccer; Robby Lynch, men's soccer; Colleen Marty, women's soccer; Carolyn Schenberger, women's soccer; Ashton Schwerin, tennis; Melissa Truex, women's cross country; Andrea Wolf, women's cross country; Tailae Yeung, women's cross country.

In addition, coach Don Walters' women's cross country team was recognized for accumulating the most team hours, with 523.

"The importance of our student-athletes giving back to the community has been a focus of the athletics department for a number of years," said Director of Athletics John Stanley.  "Best of all, it's something the student-athletes have embraced.  I constantly hear from the student-athletes that they get great satisfaction out of the service they provide."
 

* Inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon

The following University of Evansville students were recently inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society): Katie Buckner, Wolfe Greene, William Hoskins, Kenneth Kaufmann, Dylan Kleemann, Nicole Loehr, Desire Matouba, Kepra McBrayer, Sarah McNeely, Deanna Miller, Samantha Pitt, Edgar Qualkenbush, Katelyn Spainhaur, Amber Thomas and Allison Throm.  The newly elected officers of Kappa Mu Epsilon are: President: Katie Buckner; Vice President: Nicole Loehr; Secretary: Amber Thomas.  

* UE Team Participates in March for Babies

Congratulations and thank you to the UE team volunteers who walked in last Saturday’s March for Babies event and to everyone who pledged support for the walkers! The UE team raised money for a terrific cause.

* Race to 1,000,000 Pennies a Big Success!

The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon thank everyone who participated in their first ever penny campaign! With everyone's assistance, they raised well over $5,300.00. They would  especially like to thank the  American Society of Civil Engineers, winners of the student organization competition; the Theater Department, winners of the campus department competition; and Phi Mu, winners of the sorority competition.
 

Athletics

* SIU Knocks Out Aces, 4-3

Southern Illinois' Korey Love edged Ashton Schwerin in three sets at number four singles to break a 3-3 tie and give the Salukis a 4-3 win over the University of Evansville today at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Women's Tennis Championships, being held at Dwight Davis Tennis Center.

SIU, the number five seed, advances to Saturday's semifinals against league champion Wichita State.  Evansville's season comes to an end with a 12-8 record.  Coach Nick Mueller's Aces accomplished their highest MVC finish in school history (tied for third) and their highest MVC Tournament seeding (fourth).

But the Aces couldn't put away Southern Illinois, despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. UE's number one duo of Kate Chybowski and Dora Kotsiou defeated Jennifer Dien and Melanie Delsart 8-3, and the Aces then won the point with a victory from the number three team of Kelsey Costales and Shwerin.  They beat Anita Lee and Vishakha Sheoran 8-5.

Pin Sorensen made it 2-0 with her 6-4, 6-1 victory at number five singles over Anastacia Simons, but the Salukis countered with a big win at number one as Delsart beat Chybowski 6-2, 6-4. Southern then tied the score 2-2 when Sheoran defeated Carolyn Caire 6-2, 6-3 at six singles, and the Salukis took their first lead thanks to Lee's 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Kotsiou at number two singles.

Aleksandra Dzakula tied the match again with her exciting 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 win at number three against Dien, but moments later Love pulled out the 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 win over Schwerin to keep Southern Illinois alive in the MVC Tournament.

Friday's match was the final one for Chybowski, Sorensen and Schwerin, UE's three seniors.  Chybowski is the Aces' all-time leader in total victories (189) and singles victories (107).  She is second all-time at UE in doubles victories with 82.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 4, EVANSVILLE 3
#1 Doubles: Kate Chybowski/Dora Kotsiou (UE) def. Jennifer Dien/Melanie Delsart (SIU) 8-3
#2 Doubles: not completed
#3 Doubles: Kelsey Costales/Ashton Schwerin (UE) def. Anita Lee/Vishakha Sheoran (SIU) 8-5
#1 Singles: Melanie Delsart (SIU) def. Kate Chybowski (UE) 6-2, 6-4
#2 Singles: Anita Lee (SIU) def. Dora Kotsiou (UE) 6-3, 6-4
#3 Singles: Aleksandra Dzakula (UE) def. Jennifer Dien (SIU) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
#4 Singles: Korey Love (SIU) def. Ashton Schwerin (UE) 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
#5 Singles: Pin Sorensen (UE) def. Anastacia Simons (SIU) 6-4, 6-1
#6 Singles: Vishakha Sheoran (SIU) def. Carolyn Caire (UE) 6-2, 6-3

* Bradley Takes Two from Aces

The University of Evansville softball team suffered a sweep today at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium in day two of its three-game series against Bradley. Evansville dropped the first game 10-2 before the Braves posted a 4-1 victory in the series finale.

Senior Jen Stahlhut moved into sole possession of the third place UE record, hitting her 49th career home run in game one of the doubleheader. Stahlhut finished her last home games at UE going 3-for-7 at the plate.
The Aces (12-38, 6-18) will wrap up their regular season with a three-game series at Missouri State next weekend.

Game 1: UE 2, Bradley 10
The Aces carried the momentum of last night’s win into the first inning of game one, using three hits to take a 2-0 lead right off the bat.  Stahlhut led off the game with a single through the left side, and was able to advance to third on a wild pitch and a stolen base. Senior Kelci Alsip then delivered a single down the right field line, bringing in both Stahlhut and Gaertner, who had walked in her first at bat. 

The Braves quickly answered back, putting up five runs in the top of the second. Bradley used three singles and took advantage of two Evansville throwing errors to bring home five runners, four of which scored as unearned runs.
Bradley padded their lead in the top of the fifth, scoring three runs on three hits. Katelyn Kegley blooped an infield single over second base to score two before a sacrifice fly by Jakie Roth brought Kate Singler home, giving the Braves the 8-2 lead.

Leadoff singles in the top of the seventh led to two more Bradley runs as the Braves went on to win game one 10-2.
Freshman Katie Sears was tagged with the loss, giving up five runs on five hits in her first collegiate start in the circle. Freshman Emily Morris was strong in the relief effort, posting a trio of three-up, three-down innings in five innings of work.

Game 2: UE 1, Bradley 4
Game two remained  locked in a pitcher’s duel as the score stayed tied at zero through the first three innings. But Kegley broke open the game in the top of the fourth, blasting a three-run home run over centerfield to put the Braves up 3-0.

The Aces chipped away in the bottom of the fifth, scoring one run to cut Bradley’s lead to 3-1. Sophomore Alicia Betancur delivered a two-out pinch-hit single to score freshman Niki Rahming, who had reached base on a walk.
The Braves quickly responded in the top of the sixth, as Brittany Fairbairn tripled to right center before coming home on a sacrifice fly by Singler. The three-run lead would be all the Braves would need to take the nightcap and win the series with a final score of 4-1.

Freshman Taylor Perry (4-11) took the loss on the mound, giving up four runs on six hits in the complete game appearance.
 

* UE Baseball Team Edges Missouri State, 5-4

The University of Evansville baseball team edged Missouri State, 5-4, Saturday afternoon at Braun Stadium. Evansville improved its record to 24-15 on the season and 5-6 in the Valley, while the Bears fell to 24-17 overall and 6-5 in the MVC.

With one out in the top of the ninth, closer Jake Naumann faced a bases loaded jam, but got the groundball for a game-ending double play, preserving the victory for the Aces. It marked Naumann’s fourth save of the season, and second in as many days. Freshman Cole Isom (5-4) earned the win, tossing 7 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, eight scattered hits, two walks, while striking out two.

Junior Trentt Copeland led Evansville’s 12-hit effort, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Eric Stamets, Greg Wallace, Jared Baehl, and Chris Pearson, also all had multi-hit games, tallying two apiece.

Evansville got ahead and held the lead the entire way, striking first in the bottom of the third inning. Stamets and Wallace led off with back-to-back singles, and Copeland knocked home the lead runner with a single through the left side. On a double steal and wild throw-down to third base by the catcher, Wallace crossed the plate, giving UE a 2-0 head start.

The Bears tallied a run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly, but the Aces answered right back with a solo run of their own when Stamets’ double down the left field line scored Pearson, who reached on a single.

UE expanded their lead to 4-1 in the fifth when Copeland blistered a double and Baehl a single, consecutively, putting runners on first and third. Copeland scored on Baehl’s stolen base and a wild throw from second to home.
However, Missouri State’s Brent Seifert belted a two-run homerun in the sixth to make it a one-run ball game again, 4-3.

In the seventh, Baehl smoked a two-out triple to deep centerfield, plating Copeland for an insurance run the Aces would find out to need later. The triple marked Baehl’s sixth of the season.

With a 5-3 lead heading into the eighth, the Bears inched within one when Kevin Medrano crossed the plate on Luke Voit’s RBI single. Medrano led MSU on the day, going 5-for-5, all singles.

Naumann earned the save but not before some drama, walking the leadoff and hitting what would be the go-ahead run with one out. However, the sophomore bared down and got the 4-6-3 double play to clinch the series for the Aces.
Blake Barber (6-3) took the loss for the Bears, throwing six innings, allowing ten hits, four runs, two earned, and struck out five. Reliever Pierce Johnson tossed the seventh and eighth, giving up one run.
 

* Chybowski, Schwerin Earn MVC Honors

University of Evansville senior Kate Chybowski (Appleton, Wis.) has been chosen for the third time in her career as a first team selection on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Select Women's Tennis Team.  Chybowski was also chosen for the third time as a member of the MVC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete Team. Joining her on the 10-player scholar-athlete squad is teammate Ashton Schwerin (Madison, Wis).

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