University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

* Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend is November 1 - 3

Please join us in welcoming alumni back to campus this weekend during the Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend festivities. A variety of activities are planned and faculty, students and staff are welcome to take part. To view the full schedule of events, visit

* Homecoming Alumni Speaker: Larry Mackey '73

Each year the UE Alumni Association features an alum with an interesting story to tell as part of the Homecoming Alumni Speaker Series. This year Larry Mackey, member of the Oklahoma City bombing prosecution team, trial attorney and partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis, will share his experiences. Hear Larry Mackey speak on Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. More information can be found at


What's Happening Today

* UE Theatre Presents Anatomy of Gray in May Studio Theatre

Don’t miss the University of Evansville Theatre’s production of Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, running at 7:30 pm on Oct. 28, 29, 30, and 31, in the May Studio Theatre.

Told through the eyes of a young girl grieving the death of her father, a small 1880s community is rocked to its core by a plague and the resulting clash between science and religion.  Set in the small town of Gray, Indiana, in the 1880s, Anatomy of Gray features senior Julia Strange as the young girl, June.  Causing friction among the townspeople is the mysterious Dr. Galen Gray, played by Aaron R. Johnson, a junior.  The ensemble is comprised of seniors Katherine Nykanen; Ross DeWitt; Albert Rubio; and Lilli Hokama.  Rounding out the cast is Emily Daly, a junior; sophomore Erdin Schultz-Bever; and freshman Kit Bulla.

The all-student creative team for Anatomy of Gray us led by director Joshua Garrett, a senior theatre generalist; and scenic designer James R. Roeder, a junior; lighting designer Allie Johnson, a junior; costume designer senior Phuong–Uyen Truong; and sound designer William Koch, a sophomore.  The play’s technical director is junior Travis W. Smith, and the stage manager is senior Lillian Steckman.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff.  UE students may pick up their FREE student rush ticket beginning at 12 pm on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Seating is limited.  For reservations, call the ticket office at (812) 488–2031.

* Interested in Law? Attend Phi Alpha Delta Call Out Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta is a co-ed pre-law fraternity - a family whose core values create leaders. If you are interested in law or law school, please join us for our call out meeting! ALL MAJORS are WELCOME. Come meet other students like you that are interested in the law field and or law school!

When: Tuesday, October 29 at 4pm
Where: Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Why: because you know deep down you want to be there...especially since there will be FREE PIZZA!!! Don't miss out!!

* GAP - Global Business Experience for Students of All Majors - Info Sessions

Do you want to want to get real-world global business experience working with students from across the university to complete a project for a local business or organization? This opportunity prepares you for professional life and can really set you apart in your job search. Students of all majors are welcome, and projects are completed as part of the 3-credit hour BUS 350 course. Students receive coaching to guide the work and gain exposure to valuable, practical tools and techniques.

Come to an information session to learn more about how the GAP (Global Business Experience for Students of All Majors) program can help you succeed:

October 29, 12:15 p.m., Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Building

See our website at for more information.


Upcoming Events

* Informal Italian Sessions Offered on Campus

Would you like to learn a little bit about the Italian language and culture? UE's international interns Claudio Ferrario and Flaviano Bulfari will be offering informal Italian language and culture sessions on Wednesday evenings beginning October 30. Sessions will be held each Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Building and the entire campus community is welcome. The sessions are free, and no registration is required. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Cindy in the Institute for Global Enterprise at ck116.

* Efroymson Sponsored Visiting Artist Lecture

With generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the University of Evansville is pleased to welcome North Carolina blacksmith and sculptor Joseph Anderson to the Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series.

Anderson will present a free, public lecture on his career and work at 7 p.m. today - Friday, November 1 - in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues.

An exhibition of Anderson’s work will also open Friday, November 1 and run through Friday, November 22. The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open 12-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 12-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

* I-House: South Korea

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: South Korea. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, students from South Korea will discuss what their lives are like in South Korea. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7 pm on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* UE Touching Lives - PT Club Bake Sale to Raise Money for Touch Inc.

The Physical Therapy Club is planning a bake sale to raise money for Touch Inc., today - Friday,  November 1 - from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. Touch Inc. is an organization that helps support families affected by disease in our community. Please come to the bake sale to purchase seasonal baked goods and support this amazing organization!

* CMS Writing Workshop on Thursday

If you have a CMS paper due this semester, please join us in the Writing Center this Thursday at 5 p.m. We will discuss how to format and cite papers in CMS style, including cover and reference pages, footnotes and endnotes. See you there!

* Come Climb with Venturing Crew!

Come join Venturing Crew for an evening of fun at Vertical eXcape! We will be climbing on November 16 from 7:30 pm to 12 am. There will be sign up tables in Ridgway University Center on October 30 from 11-1 and October 31 from 12-2. In addition to signing up and signing a waiver, a $10 deposit will be required that will be returned upon boarding the bus. There are only 70 spots, so sign up soon!

* Soup Fundraiser October 31st

Join us for some spooktacular couldrons of soup on Thursday October 31 between 11:0 0am-1:00 pm. The OSA will be selling a bowl of homemade soup, dessert and beverage for $5.00! What a great price! Come on over to Olmstead Lobby and bring all the hungry ghosts and goblins you know to enjoy a hot lunch! The money raised will go toward scholarships for our UE students.

* Aces Fan Fest this Saturday!

Celebrate the start of basketball season and Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend at the Aces Fan Fest Saturday from 1 - 4 p.m. outside the Ford Center. Chili Cook-off, Aces Best Dance Crew, Live Entertainment featuring Berteal and Scott Winzinger, Games, food and lots of fun. Don't miss out! For more information contact or extension 2586.

* Josh Fessel, PhD presents: Bench to Bedside: 'Medicine Research in the 21st Century.'"

Josh Fessel, a 1999 graduate of the University of Evansville - will return to his alma mater to deliver a special program “Bench to Bedside: ‘Medical Research in the 21st Century ‘”presented by the Dr. Guy Banta, Distinguished Lecture Series in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. His message to students, alumni and invited community members will focus on his work at Vanderbilt University and how his education at the University of Evansville prepared him for medicine in the 21st century. He will discuss the differences between a private practice doctor and a researcher.

Fessel will be presenting at 2:30 pm Friday, November 1 in Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall) in Koch Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.

* Register by November 4 for Engineering Speed Networking

Attention all engineering students, RSVP in JobLink by November 4 if you would like to attend the third-annual Engineering Speed Networking Event. The event will be held Wednesday, November 6, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops) where you can also see a list of registered employers.


Info You Should Know

* New Hire: Amy Davidson

Amy Davidson has been hired as the administrative associate to the director of athletics, effective Monday, October 28. Amy was previously employed with the Abilene (Texas) Independent School District. She holds a bachelor's degree from Howard Payne University and a master's degree from Wayland Baptist University.

Please congratulate Amy on her new position and welcome her to the UE community!

* Free HIV Testing at Health Center on October 30

There will be free HIV testing at the Heatlh Center on October 30 from 9:00 noon. Call for an appointment at 488-2033

* Serious About a Global Perspective?

Check out the newly designed Religion Major: The Global Religions emphasis offers a comparative study of religious and theological traditions around the world, focused on issues of interreligious engagement and dialogue. Consider adding as a second major or minor!

* Opportunity for Outstanding Students!

FYS is now offering a 3 credit hour teaching internship (FYS 499) that will provide select students the opportunity to assist in the instruction of First-Year Seminar courses. Teaching Interns (TIs) will work under the supervision of FYS faculty, working closely with them in and out of the classroom. TIs will attend FYS classes and model good academic behavior, help to facilitate discussion, work one-on-one with students on writing, and serve as a peer mentor and tutor to FYS students and a liaison between FYS faculty and students. Interested students should contact Dr. Valerie Stein at for more information and an application.

* Reminder December Graduates

December graduates, if you missed Commencement Central you can still purchase a cap and gown and/or order graduation announcements in the UE Bookstore. However, if you're a MASTER'S graduate you need to get to the Bookstore promptly and order your custom made regalia. Your gown and hood take longer to produce so you need to order them very soon. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Monitoring Of Grades, Credits For Scholarship and Financial Aid Renewal

The Office of Financial Aid would like to remind students and parents that we do NOT monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each MAY. Therefore, if a student’s GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, he or she has the spring semester restore the cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored mid-year.

Our Financial Aid Website for current UE students has links to many important policies. See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans. Recipients of Indiana 21st Century or FOC Awards, please note new rules for renewal.

Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364.



* Beavers to Speak in Perth

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion and director of the Digital Humanities Laboratory, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Digital Humanities Australasia conference to be be held at the University of Western Australia this coming March. The visit will follow two invited presentations on the Digital Humanities at the University of South Carolina in early February and a conference presentation at the 2014 Humanities Education and Research Association Conference in Washington D.C. later that month. Several of the talks will confront the question of whether ethics is computable and, if so, what this means for the way we understand value.

* Heidi Strobel Awarded Grant

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, has been awarded a Yale University Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Research Support Grant. In the summer of 2014, she will use this grant to continue her research in England on textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845) after participating in the field school at Jezreel, Israel, directed by Jennie Ebeling, associate professor and Chair of the Department of Archaeology and Art History.

* Beavers Joins Research Group at Duke University

Anthony F. Beavers, Ppofessor of philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was recently invited to join the research group on "The Future of the Information Society" at Duke University. His role here will be to continue his work on the impact our information-based culture is having on our sense of value. Beavers is currently working on these and related ideas in a book to be titled The Crisis of Value in the Information Age.



* Women's Golf Tied For Second After Day One

Halfway through the Charles Braun Intercollegiate, the Purple Aces women’s golf team stands in a tie for second place, just three strokes off of the lead at Quail Crossing Golf Club.

Cathy Doyle stands in a tie for third place overall after tallying a 1-over 72 in the opening round. Just a stroke behind her was freshman Maggie Camp, who carded the top round of her young collegiate career, posting a 73 to stand in a tie for 7th place.

Paige Crafton is tied for 25th after posting a 76 and was followed by Kayla Katterhenry and Dana Hayden. Katterhenry finished the day with a 77 while Hayden was right behind her with a 78. They are tied for 35th and 39th, respectively.

Evansville had three players see time as individuals, led by Kelly Lamarche’s round of 87. Sydney Skiles carded a 91 while Rachel Marchi finished at a 101.

Lipscomb had a solid day as they stand in the lead with a 295. Miriam Parker posted the low round of the day, a 1-under 70 and is just ahead of Marissa Uradomo of Indiana State, who posted a 71. They also have the top team score and are three strokes ahead of Wichita State and UE, who tallied a 295.

The final round of play is set to begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at Quail Crossing.

* Katie Klages Named MVC Defensive Player Of The Week

Thanks to the top performance of her career, University of Evansville senior Katie Klages was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week by the league on Monday afternoon.

In one of the top two-match efforts of her career, Evansville senior Katie Klages posted 53 digs over the Purple Aces road trip to Bradley and Loyola over the weekend. Klages set her career mark with 35 digs in a 5-set win over the Braves where she also tied her season high with 5 assists to go along with her 9th service ace of the season. She followed that up by digging up 18 balls in just three sets at Loyola.

For her career, Klages has 2,090 digs, just five shy of breaking the all-time record of 2,095, which was set by Julie Walroth, who played for the Aces from 2004 through 2007.

Klages will look to break that mark when the team returns home for match against Wichita State at the Carson Center at 7 p.m. on Friday evening.

* Braun Intercollegiate Set Ford Monday And Tuesday

The second-annual Braun Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Evansville women’s golf team, is slated to be played at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind. on Monday and Tuesday.

After a successful event last year, 14 teams have committed to playing this season including: Lipscomb, SIU Edwardsville, Dayton, Indiana State, Butler, Wichita State, UNI, Valparaiso, Northern Kentucky, USI, IUPUI, Tennessee State, Loyola and Evansville.

Play commences each day with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with 18 holes being played both Monday and Tuesday.

Earlier this week at the Dayton Fall Invitational, Evansville took second place. Kayla Katterhenry carded a 74, the lowest round for the Purple Aces in the event, as she improved by seven strokes over her opening day tally to tie for 11th place. Cathy Doyle was the top finisher for the Aces, tallying a 78 in the final round to finish with a 155.

Tying Katterhenry's effort was junior Dana Hayden. After carding a 78 on Monday, she improved by a shot on Tuesday to tally a 77 en route to a 155. One shot behind was Paige Crafton as her total of the event (156) tied her for 15th place.

The second freshman on the squad, Maggie Camp, improved by 19 spots in the final day as she improved by eight strokes, carding a 79 to finish the event with a 166. Playing as an individual was Sydney Skiles, who tied for 72nd with a 170.


Contribute to Purple Pulse
To have content considered for inclusion in Purple Pulse, please submit a Marketing Request Form. Deadline for submission to Purple Pulse is 10:00 a.m. on the requested date of publication. Only articles concerning UE related/sponsored activities will be accepted. Articles submitted to Purple Pulse may be edited for length and clarity. Submitter contact information is at the end of each article.

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

View Complete Issue