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Friday, November 15, 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.

* Holiday Season Hours

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:

Wednesday, November 27 – close at noon
Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29

Christmas/New Year’s
Monday, December 23, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, returning on Thursday, January 2, 2014



What's Happening Today

* Phi Mu Presents Rock 4 Riley Tonight!

Phi Mu will be hosting their annual Rock 4 Riley lip-synching competition today - Friday, November 15 - at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. This year's theme is PHI MUsical, a celebration of musical theatre. Admission price is $4 in advance and $6 at the door. Proceeds benefit Riley Hospital for Children, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

* Departments of Music and Theatre Present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The University of Evansville Departments of Theatre and Music present the classic Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 21, 22, 23 and at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 24.

Exploring the dark side of the 19th-century English social system, this masterful musical thriller, adapted by Christopher Bond, was a smashing success in its 1979 Broadway debut, garnering eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book to Hugh Wheeler, and Best Original Score to Stephen Sondheim. Audiences continue to be drawn to the antics of the vengeful barber and his creepily resourceful neighbor, as they hauntingly plot to slice through London’s upper crust.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is directed by  R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre, and features a 9-person student orchestra, led by musical director and professor of music, Gregory B. Rike. Eric Renschler, associate professor of theatre, is scenic designer; Patti McCrory, professor of theatre, is costume designer; Stephen Boulmetis, assistant professor of theatre, is the lighting designer; Diane Brewer, professor of theatre, is the dramaturg; and guest artist Richard Ingraham is the sound designer.

Senior Taylor Ely is the associate scenic designer; senior Jessica Haswell is associate costume designer; and senior Hannah Cypress Staelin-Lefsky is associate lighting designer.

The cast features senior Austin Lauer as Sweeney Todd and senior Kelsey Miller as his pie-baking accomplice, Mrs. Lovett. Sophomore TJ Baldassare, and junior Oriana Lada play the young lovers, Anthony and Johanna. Other leading characters in the 22-member cast include sophomore Grace Theobald as Tobias Ragg; senior Brandon Maldonando as Judge Turpin; and junior Robin Coppock as Adolfo Pirelli.

Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Three-play subscriptions for the Shanklin Theatre season are available for $33.50 for adults and $29.00 for senior adults. Including the musical Sweeney Todd, a season subscription also includes Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher, Feb. 21 through March 2, and As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Apr. 4 through 13.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* Want to Give Back to People in Need?

RSA is hosting a personal care item drive for the Aids Resource Group (ARG) in Evansville. ARG is in need of items such as shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, floss, and tooth paste. RSA will be giving the hall or organization who donates the most items $100 for further programming. You can simply drop items in one of our several red bins (Ridgway and the residence halls)to participate. If you would like more information or if your organization would like your own bin please email Lexi Olmstead at


Upcoming Events

* All UE Employees Invited to Emeriti Workshops for Retirement Health Care

UE employees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Friday, November 22 in Room 203, the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom, University Libraries.

The workshops are scheduled for:
• 9:00 am – 10:00 am for active employees (pre-retirees are welcome to attend this session)
• 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm for retirees (active employees considering retirement in the next one to five years are welcome to attend this session)
• 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for pre-retirees (active employees considering retirement in the next one to five years)

The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:
• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

A representative from Emeriti and Aetna health insurance will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program.

For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit:

* Delta Sigma Pi Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings

Come to Buffalo Wild Wings on Saturday, November 16 between 4 p.m. and midnight to help Delta Sigma Pi, the professional fraternity! Just pick up a ticket from the Business School offices, show your server a social media post about the event (this counts!), or email gk35 for a copy of the ticket.

* Senior Art Show Opening Reception

Join senior art students Rachel Kohout, Jordan Gieselman, Jackie Carlson, Emily Lowe and Hyun Jin Yoon for the opening reception of their art showcase titled "Come As You Are...Leave Different". The reception will take place on the first floor of the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts Building from 1-2 pm on Wednesday, November 20.

* Free AIDs Testing at Health Center

Free AIDs testing will be offered at UE's Health Center on November 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for an appointment at 488-2033.

* Brent Sternberg will speak on Global Financial Markets Outlook 2014

Brent Sternberg, senior vice president and director of equities of Old National Wealth Management, will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall in Schroeder Family School of Business Building on November 20. His talk is titled, "Global Economic & Market Outlook." Brent will be sharing his thoughts on the current state of financial markets and the outlook for 2014. He is a 1996 graduate of UE and currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors. Old National Wealth Management has assets over $7 billion under supervision. Brent graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance and research director for the Schroeder School of Business Institute for Global Enterprise. The event is open to public.

* What do Italy and Scotland Have in Common?

Peter Humfrey, professor emeritus of art history at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, will be the International Education Week Featured Speaker.  The lecture will be held at 7 pm on Monday, November 18, in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.

Humfrey is currently in the United States as guest curator of an international exhibition of Italian paintings from Glasgow Museums titled "Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums." His International Education Week lecture will focus on paintings from this exhibition and will also highlight the collectors who contributed to the formation of this great Scottish civic collection.

Humfrey is the author of numerous publications on Italian Renaissance art, including a monograph on Titian, and an introductory survey on painting in Renaissance Venice. He has served on the committees of several major international loan exhibitions,  including at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

The Department of Archaeology and Art History and the Harlaxton Society have joined to invite Humfrey to guest lecture at the University of Evansville campus while he is in the United States. This invitation was extended in appreciation not only of his renown in the field of Italian Renaissance art, but also in celebration of his connection to our community. Humfrey taught at Harlaxton College from 1971-1974, during its first three years as the British campus of the University of Evansville.

Refreshments will be served immediately following Humfrey’s lecture.


* International Bazaar - November 22

The International Club presents the 27th annual International Bazaar! Come experience the wonders of diversity through a variety of performances and dishes from around the world (South Korea, Latin/Central America, Europe, Africa and more) and help spread the awareness of world hunger!

The event is Friday, November 22 from 4:30-8 p.m. in Eykamp 251 and the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

Free admission for UE students (just show your UE ID) and kids under 5 years old, $3 for non-UE students, & $5 at the door for UE faculty, staff, and adults. All proceeds go to UNICEF.

* 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.

* Want a Home Cooked Meal? Come to Dishes for Wishes!

Chi Omega's annual philanthropy is this weekend! Come to Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Saturday night at 5:30 pm for a delicious meal cooked by the ladies of Chi Omega. All proceeds go benefit the Make a Wish foundation. This year, the Chi Omegas are also trying to raise money to help grant the wish of a local boy who has been fighting cancer. Come learn more about this wonderful cause while enjoying savory food! Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Early (5 p.m.) entry tickets are $10. E-mail Emily Jolly at with any questions.

* Study Abroad Fair November 18

Students interested in programs abroad for study, research, internships and experiential engagement are encouraged to attend the International Education Week Study Abroad Fair. The event is set for Monday, November 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. For more info about this and all IEW events email or visit

* Of Heaven and Earth-IEW Lecture

On Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Humfrey, guest curator of an international exhibition of Italian paintings from Glasgow museum collections, will be International Education Week featured speaker. For more info about this and all IEW events visit

* International Education Week Nov. 18-22

Intternational Education Week begins Monday, November 18 with a Study Abroad Fair from from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in Ridgway University Center


Info You Should Know

* Today's Video Shoot for Purple Aces Club Postponed to Wednesday

The video shoot involving President Kazee planned for today - Monday, November 18 - has been postponed. It will now be Wednesday, November 20  from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Charles H. Braun Stadium. Extras are needed to help fill the Braun Stadium stands as fans at a baseball game which the president will be partaking in. Student extras are preferred, but anyone is welcome to help fill the grandstands. No acting is required, all you would need to do is sit in the stands and occasionally stand and cheer when prompted.

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:
Service to the University community
Service to students
Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the December 2013 IMPACT Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, November 20.

To nominate someone, please go to http://acelink/

* Students staying on campus, what are your Thanksgiving plans?

If you are a student staying on campus this Thanksgiving, would you like to join a local UE family for a meal on Thanksgiving day? There are several UE faculty/staff members who are willing to host interested students. Please contact Karen Martin at or 488-2500 by Monday, November 18 so arrangements can be made.
Additional faculty/staff interested in hosting a student(s)may also contact Karen.

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Ends Nov. 17

The employee fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge ends Sunday, Nov. 17. Participants may be re-tested/remeasured on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Fitness Center from 1-3 p.m. Please submit all activity logs by Nov. 25.

* UE PRIDE Competitor Callout

UE PRIDE is looking for student competitors for their eleventh annual drag show. Both solo and group acts accepted. 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.

* Sell your Arts and Crafts at the Annual Holiday Art Sale

The Annual Art and Craft Sale will take place in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday, December 5 from 7 AM to 6 PM. You do not need to be present in order to sell your work. All artists and crafters wanting to participate can deliver their items for sale to the Peterson Gallery during the regularly scheduled hours of 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Again, anyone in the UE community who creates art & crafts is invited to participate in these events. This includes spouses, children, relatives and friends.

Members of the UE Friends of Art and other volunteers will be manning the sale so it is not necessary for sale participants to stay in the Peterson Gallery with their work.

To enter work in the Christmas Exhibition, to register as a participant for the Art and Craft Sale or for more information, please stop the Department of Art Office or phone at 488-2043.  (A sample of work may be requested prior to inclusion as a participant in either event.)

* 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.



* Douglas Reed Performs at Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, played a concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, Kentucky on November 10 as part of the Cathedral Arts Series. In addition to performing organ music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Johannes Brahms, Reed accompanied the Cathedral Choir in a service of Choral Evensong which followed the concert.

* CJ students complete EPD Citizen's Academy

Criminal justice students recently completed a 10 week Citizen's Academy conducted by the Evansville Police Department. The academy covers a range of police topics including crime scene investigations, k-9 demonstrations, narcotics, and firearms. The UE students who participated include: Mallory Ladd; Karly Lieske; Aimee Wetzel; Mallory Cowan; Kelsey Guy; Eric Trudrung; Melissa Whitney; and Jackie Samyn.

* Model United Nations Delegations Bring Home Awards

The University of Evansville's delegations recently returned from three days of simulation at the 35th Annual Indiana Consortium of International Programs (ICIP) Model United Nations. This endeavor is part of a DISC 300H class offered each fall.

This year UE fielded six country delegations (Dennis Tedrow and Abby Pielemeier-United Kingdom, Jessy Foster and Jasmine Hyojeong Kim-Pakistan, Carmen Rojas Romero and Michael Osei-Russia, Tom Grady and Saleh Gamaly-France, Oscar Gomez and Hayley Serafino-Morocco, Keziah Colleton and Bhuree Dardarananda-Azerbaijan). Caitlyn Zanton served as UN Security Council President.

While all participants performed well in light of only returning a few veterans, UE brought home a number of awards. Tom Grady was awarded best overall delegate with Michael Osei as second and Saleh Gamaly as third. France (Saleh Gamaly and Tom Grady) won best overall delegation.

* Beavers to Teach Masterclass at the University of Western Australia

Anthony F. Beavers,professor of philosophy and director of the Digital Humanities Lab at UE, has been invited to teach a masterclass on computational philosophy with respect to ethical decision making at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Western Australia. "The IAS Masterclass provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished scholar who is visiting UWA." The class will take place in March immediately before the Digital Humanities Australasia 2014 conference where Beavers will also present a Keynote Address.



* Promotional Schedule Announced For Men's Basketball

Several great promotions are set for Purple Aces fans at 15 of the remaining home games this season.

One of the ticket specials that will be going on for the duration of the season is “Mustache Mania”. For all weekday games, fans sporting a real or fake mustache receive a $4 ticket discount on a game day ticket purchase. That begins with the next home contest on Monday versus Mercer.

As part of a doubleheader with the women on Wednesday, the Aces play host to Valparaiso. Boomer, the Indiana Pacers mascot, will meet fans in the lobby prior to the game while signing autographs and posing for pictures. At halftime, he will put on a dunk show with the Pacers Power Pack.

The four following games will all take place on Saturdays, beginning with Anderson on Nov. 23. A non-perishable food drive will take place as for each non-perishable food item donated, fans can receive a $5 end zone seat while supporting the local non-profit organization Aurora.

A gate giveaway commemorating the 1964 Championship Team will be given to the first 1,000 fans attending the Dec. 7 outing vs. Miami (OH). Many members of the team will be on hand to reminisce with fans. The following Saturday (Dec. 14) will be a kid’s game. All children under the age of 12 will be admitted free. The first 1,000 kids age 12 and under will receive a 4” mini basketball. Purple Santa will also be on hand. In the final game before Christmas, the

Aces play Butler as K-9 Crew Frisbee Dogs will be performing at halftime.On Jan. 4, the first nationally-televised game of the season will take place as UE opens its home MVC slate against Indiana State. Fans are encouraged to wear purple in a “Pack The Ford Center Purple” event. It is a doubleheader with the women and the first 1,000 fans will receive Ace Purple t-shirts.

Two weeks later on the 18th, Evansville welcomes Loyola for the first time as a member of the Valley. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will get a replica jersey t-shirt of the new orange jerseys as part of an “Orange Out” where all fans are asked to wear orange.

Bradley comes to town on Jan. 26 in an MVC TV Network game, which will be Boy Scouts Night. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, fans will have the chance to recognize UE’s student-athletes for the great accomplishments in the classroom.

Trix Stix will provide halftime entertainment at the 2/12 contests against Illinois State while the Wichita State game on the 16th will be “Youth Basketball Day” as youth teams can purchase group tickets and play on the court following the game. The Special Olympics Basketball teams will also be playing at halftime that day.

One of the most special moments in program history took place 25 years ago and will be remembered on Saturday, Feb. 22 as Scott Haffner will be recognized for his 65-point game. The first 1,000 fans receive a Haffner replica jersey t-shirt and all fans are asked to wear white that day. Three days later on 2/25, the team will wrap up the regular season home schedule against Drake.Fans got their first glimpses of the new sleeved jerseys that will be worn on five total occasions this season. The first came in the opener versus Martin Methodist while the other games will be: 12/14-Jackson State, 1/18-Loyola, 2/16-Wichita State and the final home game of the season – 2/25 against Drake.

For more information on any of the promotions or to purchase tickets, please call (812) 488-ACES.

* Volleyball Set For Final Road Contest

Fresh off of its 3-set sweep at Drake, the Purple Aces volleyball team will make its final road trip of the regular season, traveling to Southern Illinois for a 7 p.m. match on Friday evening.

Evansville improved to 9-17 and 4-11 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 3-0 win at Drake on Sunday while the Salukis are 15-12 and 10-5 in the league and are fighting for one of the top seeds in the conference tournament.

Averaging 5.71 digs per set, senior Katie Klages continues to lead the league in that category and is ahead of Sarah Madden of Drake, who is second with her 5.06 average. Ashley Ring has also stayed in the mix with the top offensive players in the MVC as her total of 3.47 kills/set is fourth.

With a 3-0 win over Drake on Sunday, the Aces won two league road contests for the first time since 2010. Earlier in the year, the Aces posted a victory at Bradley. In 2010, the road victories also came over Drake and Bradley.

The Aces’ sweep of Drake marked the first time in over two years that the team swept a conference team away from the Carson Center. On Sept. 16, 2011, Evansville opened up MVC play with a 3-0 win at Bradley in Peoria.

In their match against Drake on Sunday, the Purple Aces offense hit .339, its second-best effort of the entire season. It marked the first time UE hit over .300 in a league game since hitting .303 vs. Bradley on 11/19/11 and was the highest percentage against an MVC squad since hitting .416 in a home match against Drake on Oct. 6, 2007.

With two conference weekends remaining Southern Illinois is knotted up with Missouri State as the third place team in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis took down UNI and Drake over the weekend to improve to 10-5. Missouri State also finished the weekend 2-0 topping Indiana State and Illinois State to boast a 10-5 record. They are 4-2 in home conference matches this season.

Southern Illinois defeated Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls for the first time since 1985 on Friday. Southern topped UNI in four sets. This win marked the first time in program history that the Salukis have swept the season series against the Panthers. Southern Illinois topped UNI in Carbondale on October 12 in four sets

* Aces Cross Country Travels To NCAA Regional

On Friday, the University of Evansville cross country teams will run in the 2013 NCAA Great Lakes Regional at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Madison, Wisc.

The men begin the action with their 10K race at noon while the women will run a 6K race at 1:15 p.m.Evansville is looking to duplicate the success enjoyed by both squads a season ago. Kelby Jenkins finished the 6K in a time of 21:11 to shatter the school record by 51 seconds. Her finish of 33rd out of 218 runners was the best individual effort in program history at the NCAA’s.

Josh Genet helped the men make history, finishing in 21st place overall, its best finish in the event. Genet completed the 10K race in 32:33 to take 65th place out of 204 participants. His was the No. 4 10K race in men’s history at UE.

Two weeks ago, the Aces ran at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Des Moines. 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.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.


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