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Monday, November 4, 2013

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* Wellness Nurse on Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in in Hyde Hall lobby TODAY - Monday, Nov.ember 4 - from 1 - 3 p.m.

The current recommendation for physcial activity is 150 minutes per week. 30 minutes, 5 days per week is one way to accomplish this. Think of ways to add motion to your day,like using the stairs, walking over your lunch, or parking a little farther away. Soon fitness will feel just as routine as brushing your teeth or combing your hair.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: First Tuesday Concert Series

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a concert entitled “Composer Birthdays.” The concert will feature works by several composers who would this year be celebrating “milestones,” such as a 100th or 150th birthday. The Harlaxton Wind Quintet will open the concert with the Quintet in D Minor, Op. 68, No. 3, by German composer Franz Danzi (b. 1763). The Shepard Brass Quintet will follow with works by Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski (b. 1913) and Richard Wagner (b. 1813). Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler will then perform Notturno by Benjamin Britten (b. 1913), and she will accompany Assistant Professor of Voice Allana Keenan as Keenan sings “Ave Maria” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni (b. 1863). Associate Professor of Voice Jon Truitt will then be accompanied by Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar in performances of two arias by Giuseppe Verdi (b.1813): “Di Provenza” from La Traviata and “Ford’s Monologue” from Falstaff. The concert is free and open to the public.

* PRIDE Drag Show Competitor Callout

UE PRIDE is looking for more student competitors for their 11th annual drag show. They are accepting both solo and group acts. Prizes include a $50 Kanpai gift card, Jeannie's Gelato for a year, and a Gattitown outing for four, buffet included.Email for information. Registration deadline is November 27.

* I-House: Ghana

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Ghana. I-House features a different international student each week sharing the story of life in their country. This week, Michael Osei will discuss what his life is like in Ghana. 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 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* International Education Week

Mark your calendars for International Education Week. IEW events begin Monday, November 18 with the Study Abroad Fair and a featured speaker. For details about these and all IEW events visit

* 11th Annual Chili Bowl Sale!

The Clay Club annual Chili Bowl Sale is set for Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn between Hyde Hall and Sampson Hall. This is the eleventh year for the event. Buy a bowl of kettle cooked chili and keep the handcrafted bowl! Vegetarian chili will also be available. Some of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Cedar Hall Grade School for art supplies.

* Freshman, are you in?

All freshman are invited! This free event is will be on Thursday, November 7 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn outside of Ridgway University Center. There will be food, games, and prizes! We hope to see you there! (The rain location for the eve nt is Maikranz Family Gym in Carson Center.)

* Spanish Club Music Night Tonight!

Spanish Club will be hosting a music night tonight - Tuesday, November 5 - at 7 p.m. in Room 133, Koch Center. We will be listening to music from different Spanish artists. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend!

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday November 19 and Thursday November 21 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Buddhist Monk and Teacher to Speak at UE

Arjia Rinpoche will be the featured Buddhist speaker on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m., Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.

Rinpoche, a Mongolian High Lama (a highly respected Buddhist monk and teacher) established the charitable organization Tibetan Center for Compassion & Wisdom after immigrating to the United States in the late 1990s. In 2005, he was appointed by the 14th Dalai Lama to be director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana, and he continues to direct both programs today. He also authored, Surviving the Dragon, his personal account of 40 years of living under Chinese rule. All proceeds of his book are donated to support his charitable foundations.

In 2010, Rinpoche established the Center for Compassion & Wisdom in Mongolia. He also initiated a project to build the Cancer Center Treatment Center for Mongolian Children (CCTC) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Arjia Rinpoche began this project with his own funds, and the help of charitable people. Inspired by the teaching of the Buddha of Compassion, the CCTC aims to help children who are ravaged by cancer. All patients, no matter what their belief, will receive identical care and love.

Rinpoche says that it is important to realize that the children who now need to receive love and compassion from us will soon become our future and will be caring for us. Any generous deeds we do for our children today will bring incredible happiness, support, and comfort to them. All that matters is our pure intention to help those who cannot help themselves.


* Time Change for Informal Italian Sessions

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 through the fall semester. Session times have been revised and will now take place from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. 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.

* Roger Pieroni to be Featured Speaker at November Andiron Lecture

Roger Pieroni, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on November 6. The event will be in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. with a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m.

Pieroni’s topic will be “Literary and Cultural Identities in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel.” In the fast developing field of francophone literature, the Vietnamese francophone novel, a corpus of texts written in French between the 1920s and the 1950s by Vietnamese writers in what was then called Indochina, has been the focus of much research in recent years. This lecture will examine literary heritages that these novelists explored to create an original Vietnamese literary genre. It will also examine the cultural/identity issues raised by colonial domination that was imposed upon the Vietnamese society. This presentation will focus on two novels: Nguyen Duc Giang’s Vingt ans, and Bà-Dâm by Albert de Teneuille and Truong Dinh Tri.

Pieroni completed his undergraduate degree at the Université Clermont II in France, and earned his master’s degree and PhD in French literature from Indiana University. He served as associate professor of French at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and as instructor of French at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. He holds certification with the American Translators Association as an English-French translator and does work for a number of translation companies and providers. Additionally, he has published a number of articles on francophone literature.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* Engineering Students - Today Last Day to RSVP for Engineering Speed Networking Event

Attention engineering students, TODAY - Monday, November 4 - is the last day to RSVP for the third-annual Engineering Speed Networking Event. Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops). 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!


Info You Should Know

* Search for the New Principal of Harlaxton College

As you likely are aware, Dr. J. Gordon Kingsley, the Principal at Harlaxton College, will retire on June 30, 2014, after more than a decade of visionary leadership.  A search committee has been assembled, consisting of Michael Cullen (chair), David Green, Patrick Hayden, Earl Kirk, James MacLeod, Patti McCrory, Wes Milner, Bill Stroube, and Mark Valenzuela.   With the application deadline of November 15 quickly approaching, the campus community is reminded to urge qualified individuals to submit their applications. The position description is posted online; additional information may be obtained by contacting Terri Ames (

* 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.

* Senior Showcase Exhibition

Visit the Krannert Gallery from Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 15 to see featured art from Art Department seniors. Students featured include Sam Wathen, Brooke Reneer, Katie Winiger, Cassie Gutman, Dakota Moody and Stephani Mrozinski. View a body of unique artwork as the seniors take a "Road Trip" through their careers at UE. Come join the students for an opening reception in Krannert Gallery on Monday, November 4 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.



* Margaret McMullan Gives Talk on Recent Publication

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan gave a Book Talk on October 27 with author Charles Farkas at Briarcliff Manor in Westchester County, New York about their recent collaboration Vanished by the Danube: Peace, War, Revolution, and Flight to the West published by State University of New York (SUNY) Press. President Bill Clinton says the book is "Evocative…we are reminded that resourcefulness and optimism can prevail even in the face of great struggle." Professor McMullan was a 2010 Fulbright Professor at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary and currently holds the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. Her recent essay, “Already Falling” appears in the October issue of The Sun magazine.

* Heidi Strobel Presents Paper at Conference

Last week, Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, presented a paper titled “Portraiture and the Art of Mary Linwood: Copy, Kitsch, or Canonical,” at the Women, Reputation, and Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century Conference sponsored by The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

* Douglas Reed to Perform with Canadian Brass

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music has been invited to perform with the Canadian Brass in a concert at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO, on December 2.  Reed will play the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Op. 3875. With four manual keyboards and 5,548 pipes, the new organ provides a visual focal point for Helzberg Concert Hall, one of two concert venues in the Kauffman Center..

The Canadian Brass is a brass quintet founded in 1970. In addition to maintaining a heavy international touring schedule, the Canadian Brass have recorded over 100 CDs and DVDs. Eric Reed, Dr. Reed's son, has played French horn with the Canadian Brass since 2010.


Thank You

* UEMTA Thanks Those Who Donated to Teddy Bear Project

The members of the University of Evansville Music Therapy Association would like to thank everyone who donated to their Teddy Bear Project. Thanks to you, they collected 95 small stuffed animals to give to children having their blood drawn at St. Mary's. They appreciate your generosity. Thank you again for making this project a success!



* UE Golf Completes First Of Three Rounds In N.C.

The first of three rounds at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate is complete as the Purple Aces men’s golf team stands in ninth place with two days and 36 holes left to play.

In Sunday’s opening round of action, Aces freshman Alex Turner finished with the low round on the team, carding a 4-over 75 to stand in a tie for 29th place.

Quinn Vilneff completed the day one shot behind Turner with a 76. He is tied for 37th. The sophomore duo of Rick Voyvodic and Will Knights had identical rounds of 77 while freshman Jon Pick is tied for 44th with a 78.

Taking to the course as an individual was Juan Acosta, who shot an 89 on Sunday.

Belmont leads the team standings with their team round of 283. The Bruins stand four strokes ahead of Appalachian State while Tennessee Tech is in third at 288. Samford is fourth with a 291 while Wofford and Western Carolina are tied for fifth place with a 294. Evansville is in ninth place with a 305.

Three players are tied for the lead with rounds of 69, two under par. Ashton Van Horne and Sean Buchanan of Belmont along with J.T. Poston from WCU accomplished the feat.

On Monday, the second round of 18 holes will be played before Tuesday’s final round.

* Kelby Jenkins Earns Second All-Conference Award

After finishing in eighth place at Saturday’s Missouri Valley Conference Championship, University of Evansville senior runner Kelby Jenkins was named to the All-Conference First Team for the second season in a row.

Last year, Jenkins became the first female runner at UE to earn the honor and continued her storied career by earning the accolade for a second time.

Despite a tough situation in yesterday’s race that saw the whole Aces team get boxed in at the start, Jenkins made her way through the field to finish in the top eight for the second season in a row. Last year, she came home in fourth place.

She is just the second runner in program history, male or female, to earn All-Conference nods in the MVC. The other was UE Hall of Famer Nick Waninger, who made the team each season from 2004 through 2006.

Jenkins completed one of the top seasons for a Purple Aces student-athlete, regardless of sport. In seven races, Jenkins posted four victories, two seconds and one eighth place finish. Even more impressive were her 5K times. In six events at that distance, Jenkins finished below 18 minutes each and every time out.

On Nov. 15, Jenkins and her teammates make the trek from Indiana to Madison, Wisc. for the NCAA District Championship.

* Volleyball Falls To Missouri State In Three Sets

– Purple Aces junior Ashley Ring led the team with 10 kills, but three Bears finished in double figures as Missouri State topped volleyball by a 3-0 final on Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

Ring finished with ten kills and eight digs for UE (8-16, 3-10 MVC) while Meaghan Holmes and Rachel TenHoor tallied eight kills apiece. Katie Klages finished with 18 digs while Jenn Murphy had 27 assists. Leading the Bears (17-9, 8-5 MVC) was Olivia Brand, who tallied 13 kills. Karen Rivatto and Kayla Walton posted 11 apiece.

Walton was the difference in the opening frame, outdueling Ring 7-5 in the kill category. Evansville had the early advantage, going up 11-6 on Ring’s second kill. TenHoor also had two kills in the early going. Missouri State utilized a 4-0 run to get back in the game before eventually tying it up at 19-19. The Aces looked to have control of the game as they held a 23-20 lead in a rally capped off by an MSU error. Following a pair of Bear tallies, UE called timeout and Stephanie Cerino responded with a kill.

With set point upcoming, the Bears fought back with four tallies in a row, taking a 26-24 win. Both teams hit extremely well in the first stanza as MSU hit .375 and the Aces came in at a solid .286.

After a competitive opening frame, it was all Missouri State in the second as they took a 25-8 win. The Bears reeled off 11 out of the first 13 points before finishing off the dominant win. They hit .522 in the set while UE checked in at -.172.

Evansville refused to let the second set dictate the tempo as they played to the end in the third game. MSU took an early 10-5 lead before three consecutive Holmes kills helped UE tally seven in a row to go up 12-10. The Bears tallied two in a row to tie it back up before taking their next lead at 18-17. The Aces tied it back up at 18-18, but Missouri State had the answer, rallying back to take a 25-22 win.

The Aces are back on the road for the next two weekends as they face UNI and Drake next weekend before traveling to SIU on Nov. 15. The final weekend of the season will see Indiana State and Illinois State come to town on Nov. 22 and 23.

* Aces Cross Country Finishes MVC Championships

The Purple Aces cross country squads ran in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships on Saturday morning at Blank Park Golf Course as Kelby Jenkins and Josh Genet paced their respective squads.


Jenkins came home in eighth place out of the 79 runners in the conference 5K, conquering the course in a time of 17:53.3 to lead the UE contingent. Behind her was Kirsten Perrey, who took 44th place on the strength of a 19:05.6. She was followed by Nicole Kreuzman, who came in two spots behind with a time of 19:10.6.

For Kreuzman, it marked the second-consecutive race that she set a PR, topping her time of 19:13.64, set two weeks ago at the UE Invitational. Perrey’s time was also a strong one, just four seconds off of her top effort at UE.

Maria Lynn took 60th running a time of 19:39.6 while Laurel Wolfe was two seconds behind her at 19:41.3. Jacqueline Carlson, Elizabeth Kingshott and Alyssa Moran rounded out the women’s team. Their efforts saw them take eighth place, scoring 212 points. They finished 19 points away from Indiana State, who tallied 192.

Southern Illinois took the championship as they recorded 43 points to take the win over Bradley, who had 63 tallies. SIU had three runners finish in the top five. The individual champion was Rachael Brewer of Illinois State, who ran a 17:26.0.

Josh Genet ran the 8K event in 25:13.5, his top effort of the season by over 20 seconds, on his way to a finish of 18th place. Jon Ashby was next across the stripe for the men, coming in 51st with a 26:27.1.

Three freshmen were behind as Ross Frondorf was 59th, coming in a time of 26:56.5, eight seconds off of his PR. Ben Woolems was five spots behind, running a 27:52.8 while Kyle Wilson, Billy McNicholas, James Paul and Matthey Spencer rounded out the squad.

* Balentine Scores 25 In Exhibition Win Over UIS

The final preseason tune-up for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team took place on Saturday evening as the Aces took an 82-74 decision over Illinois-Springfield at the Ford Center.

Evansville was led by D.J. Balentine, who drained seven buckets while making it to the line on 14 occasions, hitting 11. Fellow sophomore Egidijus Mockevicius finished the night with 17 points and a game-high 9 boards.

An evenly played first half saw both teams hit 15 out of 30 attempts en route to a 38-35 UE lead at the break. The Purple Aces had the upper hand at the start, jumping out to a quick 6-2 lead as D.J. Balentine and Egidijus Mockevicius knocked down back-to-back buckets.

The lead for Evansville reached as many as seven in the period when another Mockevicius bucket made it 26-19. That run capped off a 12-5 stretch as the Aces hit six out of nine shots over the course of a span of 4:24. The Prairie Stars never gave up, quickly closing the gap before taking the lead at 35-34 on a Wes Koral layup. That rally saw UIS drain 7 out of 8 attempts en route to the lead inside of four minutes remaining.

Evansville’s defense clamped down over the final 3:56 as it would hold UIS scoreless, forcing five misses and three turnovers. Mockevicius put UE back on top with a pair of free throws before Blake Simmons hit a shot in the final minute to complete the first half scoring. Mockevicius and Balentine led all players with 11 points in the period.

After taking the lead at the end of the first half, the Aces slowly began to turn the tides in their favor. It did not come easy, though, as just over a minute into the period, Jacob Williams brought the Prairie Stars back within two as his free throws made it a 39-37 game.

Mockevicius posted four points in a row as part of a 12-5 stretch that saw UE take its largest lead of nine points with 14 minutes left in the game. Evansville knocked down four of its five attempts at one point to establish the advantage. UIS was 1-5 with two turnovers over that span, but did not let that damper their enthusiasm. Over the next 2+ minutes, they scored six in a row to make it a one possession game yet again at 51-48.

That is as close as it would be over the remainder of the day as the Aces were able to set the tempo moving forward. With just under seven minutes remaining, the lead hit double figures for the first time as Balentine hit a jumper. The advantage would reach as many as 12 points inside of five minutes left before the squads settled for the 82-74 final.

Both teams shot fairly well as UE finished the contest at 50.9% while UIS was just behind at 45.9%. The Aces finished with a slight 39-35 rebounding edge. Evansville failed to hit a shot from outside as all nine attempts fell short. Inside the arc, UE was strong, hitting 27 out of 44 shots.

Blake Simmons was the third UE player to reach double figures as he finished with 12 on 5-of-11 shooting. Duane Gibson and Adam Wing chipped in nine apiece. Simmons and Balentine posted a game-high six assists.

Leading the Prairie Stars was Jacob Williams, who finished the night with 18 points. Jamall Millison and Brandon Snowden had 10 apiece.

With the preseason completed, the Aces sights are now on the regular season as they open up next weekend against Martin Methodist. Tip is slated for 7:05 p.m. at the Ford Center.

* Klages Sets Digs Mark In Friday Match

University of Evansville senior Katie Klages officially became the all-time digs leader for the program as she notched 17 to pass Julie Walroth’s total of 2,095 on Friday versus Wichita State. Klages stands at 2,107 in her career.

The Shockers (21-5, 10-2 MVC) were dominant as they took a 3-0 victory over the Purple Aces (8-15, 3-9 MVC). WSU hit .346 in the win while limiting Evansville to .105. Ashley Ring finished the night with a match-high 10 kills while Klages was tied for the game-high with 17 digs. Wichita State was led by Elizabeth Field and Chelsey Feekin, who posted nine kills apiece.

Wichita State shot an unheard of .552 in the opening frame, recording 17 kills in 29 attempts with just one error. The Shockers took an early 9-2 lead behind a pair of Elizabeth Field kills. Field had six in the first set. Their lead would reach 19-7 before the Aces made it interesting, scoring three in a row as Meaghan Holmes tallied a kill. The Shockers punched back, taking a 25-11 win.

Following a rough start to the night, the Aces began the second game with some momentum as they opened the game on a 6-3 run as Ashley Ring sent home four kills out of those six tallies. The Shockers utilized a balanced offense as they fought their way back to tie the game at 7-7 before taking the lead on back-to-back service aces by Dani Mostrom.

As part of a 5-0 run, WSU opened up a 10-7 lead before going up by as many as eight at 23-15 before earning the 25-17 win. Rachel TenHoor notched three kills late in the set.

Once again, the Aces were strong as they opened a 5-4 lead in the third game behind three Ring kills. The Shockers had the answer once again as a Field kill set them on a 6-0 run that gave them the lead for good. Feekin posted a pair of tallies in the run as the Shockers went on to win by a 25-14 final. The final score was their largest advantage of the frame.

A visit by Missouri State is next up for the Aces as the Bears come to the Carson Center on Saturday evening for a 6 p.m. start.


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