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Monday, November 11, 2013

* President Kazee to Host Campus Forum Friday Afternoon

All members of the faculty, staff, and administration are invited to participate in an open forum on Friday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. During the open forum, President Kazee will discuss the progress of the institutional prioritization process for academic and administrative programs, including adjustments that have been made to reflect faculty, staff, and administrative input.

The forum is an opportunity for members of the UE family to participate in this important conversation about the future of the University.


What's Happening Today

* Veterans Day Service and Lunch Reception set for Monday, November 11

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day at our special service on Monday, November 11 in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building.The event will be from 11 a.m. to noon . Music selections will be performed by UE Professor Alanna Keenan. The key note presentation will be given by UE graduate Captain Eric Moffat, U.S. Army National Guard. A light luncheon reception will immediately follow in the lobby of Krannert Fine Arts Building.

* Dinner & Discussion tonight at Newman Center

Tim Lilley, new director of communications for the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, will be the speaker for tonight's Dinner & Discussion at the Newman Center. Dinner is served at 5:30, with the discussion from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus Today

The wellness nurse will be in Oldsted lobby today - Monday, Nov. 11 - from 1 - 3 p.m.

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a serious medical condition affecting 26 million American adults and children. Pick up some diabetes-friendly recipes from the nurse. You may also get your blood sugar test - a minimal two hour fast is recommeded.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: University Symphony Orchestra Performs

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, November 12, at 7:30. The concert will open with the overture from Mozart’s opera, Der Schauspieldirektor. 2012 Vukovich Concerto Competition winner, USO Concertmaster, and Music Therapy major Kaitlin Emmert will then step in front of the orchestra and join the ensemble for a performance of the final movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto. The orchestra will follow with the first and last movements of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, and the concert will conclude with a performance of the “Hungarian March” from Hector Berlioz’s “dramatic legend,” The Damnation of Faust. The concert is free and open to the public.

* UE: Find Your Fit Evansville

UE faculty and staff: If you have a junior or senior in high school, we would like to invite you and your student to the UE: Find Your Fit Evansville taking place on Wednesday, November 20. There will be a reception at 6:00 p.m. hosted by President Kazee at the May House followed by a UE basketball game at 8:05 p.m. We hope you can join us for this event. Please register today! For information about the event, please contact Catie Taylor in the Office of Admission at or at ext. 1124.

* Colleges Against Cancer's Relay Through the Decades Kickoff Event

Join UE's Colleges Against Cancer chapter as we kickoff this year's Relay for Life efforts Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Come learn more about the cause and register for the event itself! ALL team captains MUST attend, but everyone who wants to come is welcome to join the fun! We have a great year planned as we raise money to fight cancer and celebrate more birthdays, and we can't wait to see you there. Email ah305 with any questions and like us on Facebook at to keep up to date on all the CAC happenings.

* Investiture Ceremony Tuesday, November 12

The University of Evansville is pleased to announce the investiture of Anne Fiedler, professor of music, as Eades Chair in Music, and of Andrew Lampkins, assistant professor of chemistry, as the Eykamp Chair in Chemistry. You are invited to join us for the investiture ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. A reception honoring Anne, Andy, the Eykamp family and the Eades family will immediately follow in the Class of 1959 Gallery & Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

* Business Speed Networking Event

There will be excellent opportunities for students seeking internships and full-time employment during the Business Speed Networking Event on Wednesday, November 13, 6-8:30 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  There are 12 employers currently registered and approximately 20 are expected.

The speed networking portion of the event will take place from 6-7:45 p.m., followed by an Open Networking Reception from 7:45-8:30 p.m.

This event requires a reservation and you may access it through UE JobLink- Student Homepage, click Events, and then click Workshops. Be sure to pick the Business Event and click RSVP at the bottom of the page.


* Last Third Year DPT Giveback Set for Nov. 12

The third year DPT students are hosting their last Giveback at Wayback Burgers on Crosse Pointe Blvd near the Drury Inn off the Lloyd Expressway. It will be held on November 12 from 4-8 pm. No flyers needed, just show up! All the proceeds will go to aid in the cost of a licensure preparation course that will take place in December. If you have any questions, please email Ashley Gergich at We truly appreciate your support and hope to see you there!


Info You Should Know

* Water Department Working on UE's Block on Tuesday, November 12

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Evansville Water Dept will be working in the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue. Street closure and traffic re-routing will require the closing of one exit from the Front Oval. The Water Department does not anticipate service to the University will be affected. Any questions or concerns please contact the Physical Plant at 488-2775.

* Reminder of Campus Lockdown Protocol

In light of recent incidents at several colleges and universities across the country, we want to remind you of the University Lockdown Protocol in the event of an emergency.  Please read the information carefully as it could be the difference between your safety and the safety of others. 

In the case of a potential threat to the campus community, a campus-wide lockdown order may be given at the request of local law enforcement or campus security officials. To maximize the safety of individuals, once the doors are locked, they will not be reopened under any circumstances until law enforcement or UE Security issues an official “all clear.” During a lockdown, all electronic locking door systems will be manually locked meaning University I.D. access cards will not work. 

To maximize your safety during a lockdown, please consider the following recommendations:

If the threat is outside of buildings or in the neighborhood…
• If in a classroom, remain there and take shelter.  If the door has an internal lock, lock it. Those in common areas of the building should immediately move into a classroom or other safe area if possible.

• If in an administrative building, remain in or proceed to a room and take shelter. If the door has an internal lock, lock it.

• If in a residence hall, remain in or proceed to your room, lock door, and take shelter. Those in common areas should attempt to move into a room or other safe area if possible.

• If you are outdoors on campus grounds, take shelter as best as possible or proceed off campus. 

If the threat is from a person known or believed to be inside a building…
• Consider the above recommendations

• Additionally, turn ringers and other tones off on cellphones and turn off lights.

Remember: All exterior doors to buildings will be locked. Card access will be shut off.  Use your best judgment in determining the safest course of action to protect yourself.

All University emergency notifications are distributed to the campus community via Ace Alerts. If you have not signed up for Ace Alerts, you can register through Acelink. This will ensure you receive emergency notifications via text message and e-mail. You can also get alerts by following @AceAlerts on Twitter and liking the Ace Alerts Facebook page.

For additional information regarding campus emergency protocols, visit

* CALL-OUT for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Rally Speakers

If you could talk to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., what would you say? The 2014 Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Events Committee is having a call-out to ask students to present 2-3 minutes of what they would say to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. about our world today at the Monday, January 20th rally at 1:30 pm. Would you discuss bullying, religious issues, immigration, gender equity in the workplace, or marriage equality? Would you discuss our triumphs or that there is still work that needs to be done in order to accomplish Dr. King's Dream?

Please submit your thoughts in a 2-3 minute write-up via email to LaNeeca Williams, Diversity and Equity Officer at by midnight on Monday, November 25 to be considered as a Rally Speaker on Monday, January 20 before the MLK Jr. Celebration March on the UE Campus. The five students who are picked to present at the rally will receive a $20.00 dollar bookstore gift certificate.

* USPS Closed on Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day

This is a reminder of the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) closing on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11. Please note UE's Mail Services will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S.on Monday, November 11. The next UE Mail Services mailing (post-marked) date is Tuesday,November 12. Please plan accordingly.

For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Handmade Wreath Exhibit Opportunity!

A wreath is defined as a circular band of flowers, foliage or any material created for decorative, celebratory or memorial purposes.  Your handcrafted wreath only needs to be circular.  It does not need to be holiday themed.  It could be painted, hammered, or glued, large or small, traditional or non-traditional.

Feel free to work on a collaborative project wreath and submit on behalf of your club or department.

Have fun and show us your wreaths!

Entries for the Wreath Exhibition will be accepted on Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22 in either the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 12:00 PM to 6 PM on Thursday and 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Friday or in the Art Office, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 212, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Wreath Exhibition will open on December 2 and run through December 13.

For more info, call the Art Department at 488-2043

* 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.



* UE Named One of the Nation's Top 120 Colleges for Veterans

For the first time, and on Veterans Day, the University of Evansville has been named to Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges” 2014 list.

These annual rankings include the nation’s 120 colleges and universities that are making the greatest impact in recruiting and supporting military veterans and active service members. UE is one of only 86 institutions named to the list of four-year schools.

To be considered for the Best for Vets: Colleges rankings, colleges and universities were required to submit a 150-question survey on their offerings for veterans. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members. The evaluation process also took into account statistics related to student success and academic quality, including retention rates, graduation rates, and student-faculty ratio.

Learn more about the ranking here.

* Lisa Kretz's Article "Teaching Being Ethical" has been accepted for publication

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lisa Kretz's article "Teaching Being Ethical" has been accepted for publication in the journal Teaching Ethics.

The abstract of the paper is as follows:
Teaching theoretical ethics and teaching being ethical differ pedagogically. Unfortunately, for those interested in inspiring ethical behavior, the dominant tests for moral development focus on moral ratiocination. The relationship between moral reasoning, development and action remains contentious and under-researched. Moreover, the failures of the knowledge-attitude-behavior model of education indicate that knowledge does not of necessity lead to attitude and behavior change. In looking to identify methods for encouraging ethical behavior, I make the case that emotion helps to bridge the distance between knowledge and behavior. Adopting techniques that engage and improve students’ capacities for empathy and sympathy are thus identified as one method of providing tools for enhanced moral behavior, as is study of moral exemplars. Less a case for a particular approach, and more an offering of justification for a particular point of departure, I extend this work as an invitation to dialogue more widely about teaching *being* ethical.

* ACM Team Competes in Contest

UE computer science majors Melanie Conn, Allie Deford, McIntyre Watts, Neal Webb, Aaron Reynolds, Jonathan Wood, William Gehring, and Austin Willis competed in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) regional programming contest on Saturday, November 2, at Murray State University. They competed as three teams representing UE against 138 teams. The annual programming contest pits teams of three university students against eight complex problems with a five-hour deadline. Huddled around a single computer, competitors race against the clock to rank the difficulty of the problems, deduce the requirements, design test beds, and build software systems that solve the problems.
Team Conn, Deford, and Watts placed 1st at the site and 19th regionally, team Webb and Reynolds place 3rd at the site and 40th in the region, and Wood, Gehring, and Willis placed 10th at the site and 101st overall.



* Women's Basketball Hosts Murray State Tonight for Military Appreciation Night

Aces fans, the women’s basketball team is in action tonight at the Ford Center. The Aces take on the Murray State Racers, with tip-off set for 7:00 pm. All veterans and their families receive free admission tonight to the game for Military Appreciation Night.

For men’s and women’s basketball games, all full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to the games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office during normal business hours by showing your UE ID. Students get free admission with their IDs, and can also earn student rewards points for great prizes just for attending Aces home events. Come out and support the women’s basketball team tonight at the Ford Center!

* Aces Volleyball Grabs 3-0 Win At Drake

In its best match of the Missouri Valley Conference season, the Purple Aces volleyball team hit .339 on its way to a 3-0 victory over Drake on Sunday afternoon.

Junior Ashley Ring led the attack once again for UE (9-17, 4-11 MVC) as she posted a match-high 14 kills while hitting .333 on the day. Just behind her was Emma Roberson, who posted 12 kills while Lauren Seyller was just behind with 11.

Roberson hit an unbelievable .706 against the Bulldogs (2-24, 0-14 MVC) as she compiled her 12 kills in just 17 attempts while failing to make an error.

Ring had her shot going from the outset, posting a pair of kills early on as the Aces scooted out to an 8-3 lead in the first set. The lead for Evansville stayed strong at 4-6 points until a Meaghan Holmes kill broke it open. UE was up 20-15 before Holmes’ tally marked the first of five points in a row as the Aces took a 25-17 decision. The duo of Roberson and Ring finished with five kills apiece in the opening frame.

A late rally proved to be the difference in the second game as there was once again some back-and-forth action at the start before the Aces stood ahead at 8-7. Another Ring kill set UE on a 3-0 stretch, a rally that eventually made its way to a 17-5 run to finish with a 25-12 win. The turning point came with the Aces up by a 14-9 score before Seyller registered three consecutive kills while Katie Klages got the job done with her serve. Their efforts propelled UE on a 9-0 stretch.

Drake put forth its top effort in the third set, scoring the first two points, which included a Katie Allen service ace. As part of a 4-0 run, the Aces knotted the set up for the first time at 4-4 as Kim Deprez led a 4-0 run that also saw UE pick up its first lead at 5-4.

Evansville continued to tie or hold the advantage until a Rebecca Brown kill gave the Bulldogs a 19-18 lead later on. They would continue to hold that lead as the score turned to 22-20. The Aces would not relent as Deprez led the Aces on a 3-0 stretch to retake the lead. Drake would tie the game up at 23-23 before kills by Rachel TenHoor and Ring completed the comeback via the 25-23 win.

Just three regular-season matches remain for Evansville, beginning on Friday when the Aces travel to Carbondale, Ill. to face SIU. Game time is 7 p.m. In two weeks, the Aces wrap up the 2013 slate against Indiana State and Illinois State.

* Volleyball Tripped Up At UNI

Junior Ashley Ring led the University of Evansville volleyball team with 8 kills in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of UNI on Saturday evening.

Rachel TenHoor and Lauren Seyller finished the night with six kills each while Katie Klages tallied 13 digs and Jenn Murphy posted 15 assists.

UNI was dominant from the get-go, taking a 25-12 win in the first game. The Aces knotted the game early at 3-3 on a UNI error, but from there the Panthers outscored UE by a 22-9 margin to take the win.

Courtney Kintzel registered a pair of kills as the Panthers opened up the second frame on a 6-0 run that led to a 12-3 early advantage. Evansville kept the deficit around the same, but down 21-11, UNI posted the final four tallies before Macy Ubben recorded a kill to complete the 25-11 victory.

Evansville put forth its top effort of the night in the third set as a Rachel TenHoor kill set UE on a 4-2 run at the start. UNI took its first lead at 6-5, but the Aces held strong, letting the Panthers go up by only two at 12-10.

That quickly changed as Northern Iowa extended their advantage to 20-14 before Lauren Seyller tallied consecutive kills to bring the Aces back within our at 20-16. The late rally was not meant to be as UNI scored the final five tallies to complete the 3-game sweep with a 25-16 win.

Kintzel led the Panthers with a match-high 10 kills while Ubben posted 9. UNI finished the night with a .316-.079 lead in hitting.

* Balentine And Wing Lead Aces In Opener

A pair of sophomores set career highs as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team opened up the 2013-14 campaign with an 87-69 victory over Martin Methodist on Saturday evening at the Ford Center.

D.J. Balentine led all players with a career-high 29 points while Adam Wing had his top scoring effort with 15. Balentine was efficient all the way around, hitting 9 out of 14 shots while posting a 9-of-11 night from the stripe. He also dished out a career-best nine assists. Wing was an efficient 6-of-8 from the floor.

In the first regular season game of his career, freshman Blake Simmons finished the night with 11 points while knocking down all four free throw attempts.

Evansville's defense smothered the RedHawks from the outset, forcing turnovers in each of Martin Methodist's first three possessions on its way to a 9-0 lead. Reginald Porter knocked down a 10-footer 3 minutes in ending the streak. Wing posted a trey to cap off the run for UE.

Porter's bucket helped the RedHawks begin a 9-0 run over the next 3+ minutes as they would tie the game at 9-9. Brandon Hunter hit three free throws to knot the game. The Aces refused to let the rally phase them as they fought back with 10 in a row of their own as Jaylon Moore contributed to the run with four points.

Later in the half it was the other Jaylon, freshman Jaylon Brown, knocking down two free throws to give the Aces their largest lead of the half at 38-24 inside of three minutes remaining. The RedHawks cut the gap to ten points as the halftime score stood at 43-33.

Martin Methodist opened up the second half on a 21-14 run as they got within a possession at 57-54 inside of 13 minutes remaining. Brian Blackmon scored seven points in the run, including a 3-pointer to bring the RedHawks right back into the game. With a young squad on the floor, head coach Marty Simmons called a time out to take a minute and regroup.

As it turned out, the quick break was exactly what the team needed. Out of the time out, Jaylon Brown tallied five points in a row as the Aces rallied for a 12-2 run to go up by a 69-56 score with 9:06 left in the contest.

From that point on, it was all Aces. The advantage remained in double figures over the duration as the largest lead was the final score of 87-69.

Blackmon was the top scorer for the RedHawks, finishing with 13 points. Morris Mitchell recorded 12.

Evansville’s offense finished an efficient night, shooting 56.6% while Martin Methodist finished at 38.5%. The Aces struggled from outside in the first half, hitting 2 out of 9 attempts before going 4-of-6 in the second stanza to finish the night at 40%.

Both teams took care of the ball as the Aces totaled 13 turnovers while forcing 14 by the RedHawks.

The Aces make their first road trip of the season on Tuesday evening when they travel to face IUPUI. Tip is set for 7 p.m. ET in Indianapolis.

* Women's Hoops Takes Dominant Win In Opener

A stellar season opener took place on Friday evening as the University of Evansville women's basketball team went on a 27-6 run in the second half on their way to a dominating 81-46 victory over Eastern Illinois in their regular season opener at the Ford Center on Friday evening.

Leading a contingent of five Aces in double figures were freshman Sara Dickey and junior Kat Taylor, who finished the night with 13 points apiece. Paris McLeod tallied 12 while Mallory Ladd and Miranda Liles each finished with 11. The effort by Liles tied her career scoring high, which was set on two previous occasions.

Turnovers made all of the difference as the Aces defense forced EIU into a total of 30 while committing just 14 of their own. The shooting defense was also hitting on all cylinders, holding the Panthers to just 25% shooting on the night and 2-of-17 from long range.

Both teams had trouble finding their shot in the first half. Evansville shot 32%, connecting on 8 out of 25 attempts while their defense was solid in holding Eastern Illinois to 5-of-25 from the floor.

After the Purple Aces took a 2-0 lead on a pair of Sara Dickey free throws, the Panthers reeled off seven points in a row, hitting three out of four shots in the stretch to go in front for the first time. Evansville's offense missed its opening four field goals before Miranda Liles converted a 3-point play at the 15:14 mark to make it a 7-6 score. On the ensuing possession, freshman Paris McLeod turned an EIU turnover into a breakaway layup, putting the Aces back on top.

After Eastern Illinois took a 17-13 lead midway through the half, the Aces clamped down over the remainder of the period, outscoring the Panthers by a 15-4 margin on their way to a 28-21 halftime advantage. The Aces led by as many as eight tallies on a Sasha Robinson free throw inside the final minute of the half.

Through the opening 2+ minutes of the contest, EIU hit 3 of their first six shots, but in the final 17:53, the Aces were stout, holding them to just 2-of-19. The 3-point defense of the Aces was even more impressive as they held EIU to just 1-11. Sara Dickey was UE's top scorer in the half with eight tallies.

Out of the break, UE picked up right where it left off as Dickey and Kat Taylor combined for 7 points to give the Aces a double-digit lead at 35-23. The rally did not stop there. After the Panthers cut their deficit to single figures at 37-28, Evansville came back with 10 points in a row, connecting on four shots in a row while forcing EIU turnovers on three consecutive possessions.

Pivotal to that run was true freshman Dakota Weatherford. Making her first collegiate start, the guard hit a pair of layups while forcing a turnover. That rally extended to 27-6 as the Aces went up by a 58-33 margin. The margin kept growing from there and made its way to a 35-point final with an 81-46 UE win.

The margin of victory was the largest since January 15, 2011 when Evansville dealt conference rival Southern Illinois a 79-45 loss.

Following a 32% shooting effort in the opening stanza, the women improved in the second half, hitting 18 out of 35 shots to finish the night at 43.3%. The rebounding battle also turned in the second half. Eastern Illinois held a 24-18 edge in that department at the half before Evansville turned the tides, outrebounding EIU by a 21-14 margin to finish the game with a 39-38 edge.

Points off turnovers (35-6), points in the paint (34-14) and points off the bench (33-6) all were significantly in favor of the Aces.

On Monday, the Aces will look to build off of tonight’s win as they face Murray State. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Ford Center.


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