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Friday, November 22, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Don't Miss the International Bazaar Today!

Don't miss the 27th annual International Bazaar today!! 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm in Eykamp Hall 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. Join us for this family friendly event in which all proceeds go to UNICEF for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.

* UE Music T-shirt and Sweatshirt Sale!

UE music management and music education students will be selling UE Music t-shirts and crew neck sweatshirts this week in the lobby of Krannert Fine Arts Building from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. If you are interested, stop by or pick up a form in Linda Happe's office on the first floor of Krannert. If you can't make it to Krannert, email for an electronic version of the order form.

* UE Departments of Theatre and Music Present Tony-Award Winning Musical, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street"

UE Departments of Theatre and Music present Tony-Award winning musical, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Explore the dark side of the 10th-century English social system in this masterful musical thriller, which was a smashing success in its 1979 Broadway debut, garnering eight Tony Awards. Mad with revenge and angry at the world, Sweeney Todd teams up with his creepily resourceful neighbor, Mrs. Lovett, a widow whose pie shop flounders from lack of meat.

Roger McBain of the Evansville Courier & Press writes, “Austin Lauer ’14 anchors the show with his smoldering stage presence and clear, powerful vocals. Kelsey Miller ’14 provides an earthy, comic counterpoint as Mrs. Lovett, driven by both avarice and her longing for more than a business relationship with Todd.” Together the dark duo finds a way to meet both their needs, as they hauntingly plot to slice through London’s upper crust.

Sweeney Todd continues its run at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 21 through Saturday November 23, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, in Shanklin Theatre. 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. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* 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:


Upcoming Events

* UE Bookstore Thanksgiving Sale and Hours

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15% OFF all UE clothing and gift purchases November 25-27. Items already on sale are exempt from additional discount. The Bookstore will close at Noon, November 27 and not reopen until Monday, December 2 for the holiday. Please plan your purchases accordingly.

* Newman Center Thanksgiving Feast on Monday

On Monday from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the Newman Catholic Student Center will be serving its annual Thanksgiving feast. There is no formal Dinner & Discussion program this week, just a chance to relax with friends and have a great turkey dinner to gear up for the real thing later in the week. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* NO Catholic Mass on Campus this Sunday

There will be no 1:00 pm Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday, due to the farewell Mass for the Little Sisters of the Poor at 1:00 at St. Benedict Cathedral. UE students have been invited to attend that Mass, and the other Mass times at St. Ben's are 6 am, 8:30 am, and 10:30 am on Sunday, or 4:30 pm on Saturday. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 for more information.

* Submission Party!

Write anything good this semester? Come to the Writing Center on November 25 for our end-of-the-semester Submission Party, hosted by the UE Editors and Publishing Club, to learn how you can get your poetry or prose accepted by a literary journal. We’ll go over the basic procedures for sending out manuscripts (through snail mail and online) as well as provide a list of literary journals (including ones that only accept undergraduate work). Though creative writing majors will be most interested, the event is open to anyone on campus who needs that extra push to get their poems and stories out into the world. The event will be held in the Writing Center on Monday, November 25 at 5 p.m. If there are any questions, please contact Elizabeth Crozier at

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Employee Wellness Nurse Schedule Change

The wellness nurse will not be on campus Monday, November 25. Her next visit will be December 2 in Ridgway University Center Lobby from 1-3 p.m.

* November Pcard Cycle Ending

The November Pcard Cycle began on October 22 and will end at midnight on November 21. Cardholders may reconcile transactions anytime during the cycle but should wait to schedule the November SDG2 report until after November 23 to ensure that all transactions are included on the cycle report. Cardholders will have until noon Monday, December 2 to complete the November reconciliation process. Once the General Ledger uploads after lunch on December 2, cardholders will be locked out and no longer able to reconcile November cycle transactions online.

* Calling all Basketball Officials

The Intramural Dept. is looking for basketball officials for the upcoming season. If you are interested email Seth Woodason

* Thanksgiving Cranberry Donation

Help us reach our goal of 500 cans to be donated to the Evansville Rescue Mission Gobbler Gathering. The donations go towards the creation of Thanksgiving Meal Baskets for families in need. To donate, purchase a can of cranberry sauce at Aces Place or Cafe Court for $1 flex or cash by Friday at lunch.

* Libraries Announces Thanksgiving Break Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Thanksgiving Break. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376  or

• Tuesday, November 26           7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 27:    7:45 a.m. – Noon
• Thursday, November 28:         CLOSED
• Friday, November 29:               CLOSED
• Saturday, November 30:          CLOSED
• Sunday, December 1             3:00 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Regular hours resume on Monday, December 2.

* PRIDE Competitor Callout

PRIDE is looking for student competitors for their 11th 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 Nov. 27.

* Central Receiving Reminder – Thanksgiving Week

Since UE campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 27, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete deliveries before campus closes for Thanksgiving.

• The daily receiving run will begin in the morning at 10:00 a.m.
• UE Central Receiving will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27 and re-open on Monday morning, December 2.
• Please note that campus offices expecting packages are asked to notify Central Receiving for possible alternatives.
• Offices that plan to be closed earlier than noon on November 27 are asked to notify Central Receiving in advance to avoid unnecessary morning deliveries.

For delivery questions, contact Central Receiving at extension 2181.

* UE Mail Services Reminder – Thanksgiving Week

Since UE campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 27, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete mail processing before campus closes for Thanksgiving.

• The daily mail run will begin at 8:30 a.m.
• All outgoing mail must be in UE Mail Services for processing on November 27, no later than 10 a.m.
• UE Mail Services will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27 and re-open on Monday morning, December 2.
• Please note that United States Post Office will also be closed on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving Day.
• While UE Mail Services is closed, those needing to mail a letter, etc. may do so by taking their UE Pcard to the Post Office.

Also please note the following UPS information:
• Wednesday, November 27, is the last day to ship UPS Ground since there are no UPS ground pickups or deliveries on Friday, November 29.
• There is no pickup or delivery service by UPS on Thanksgiving Day.
• On Friday, November 29, there is delivery and pickup of air and international packages only. Pickups are available if prearranged by Wednesday, November 27, or via UPS On-Call Pickup® service and at all UPS Drop Boxes. Please note that guaranteed delivery commitment times will be extended 90 minutes on Friday.
• For urgent shipments, UPS Express Critical® is available 365 days a year. For more information on this service, go to

For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 1067.

* 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.)



* Kathy Liu Has Paper Published

Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Liu, Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science Kathy Liu has had her paper "The Effect of Jump-Landing Directions on Dynamic Stability" published in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (October 2013, vol. 29, pg. 634-638).

* UE Students to Perform in Professional Opera Production

This Saturday, University of Evansville students will share the stage with some of the nation’s leading opera singers in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.

The performance will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at the Victory Theatre in Downtown Evansville. Tickets start at $23 and may be purchased on the EPO’s website,

Sung in Italian, with an English translation projected above the stage, Madame Butterfly features a full set from Asheville Lyric Opera in North Carolina and costumes from Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis. Four professional opera singers will perform the lead roles, with approximately 20 UE students and additional members of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus rounding out the chorus.

“Performing in a professional production of Madame Butterfly, one of the world’s most beloved operas, is an incredibly meaningful opportunity for our students,” said Jon Truitt, associate professor of music and director of UE’s opera program, who staged the production of Madame Butterfly and will also perform a lead role.

“I’m so proud of the dedication and professionalism that students have displayed throughout the rehearsal process: working all semester to master the challenging music, then adding the elements of staging, guest artists, and a full orchestra,” Truitt added. “Saturday’s performance is sure to be unforgettable for both the performers and the audience.”

This weekend’s production of Madame Butterfly marks the first time in 10 years that the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra has brought a fully staged opera to the Victory Theatre. Madame Butterfly was the orchestra’s first fully staged operatic production, performed to sold-out houses in 1999, and returns this year in celebration of Maestro Alfred Savia’s 25th season with the EPO.

Madame Butterfly tells the story of a Japanese geisha who gives up everything she knows to marry an American naval officer. What results is a compelling clash of cultures, forcing the young bride to make an excruciating decision.

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Alcoa Foundation, Friends of UE Music, and the William E. Schmidt Foundation for their support of this production.



* Women's Volleyball Hosts Indiana State and Illinois State

Aces fans, your volleyball team is in action this weekend on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 as they finish out regular season MVC play at the Carson Center. On Friday night, the Aces take on Indiana State at 7:00 pm. Then on Saturday night, the Aces take on Illinois State on Senior Night at 6:00 pm.

Faculty and staff get free admission with their ID. Students also 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 volleyball team this weekend at the Carson Center as they close out the regular season!

* Men's Basketball Hosts Anderson

Your men’s basketball team is in action Saturday night at the Ford Center. The Aces take on Anderson University, with tip-off set for 7:05 pm. There will be a non-perishable food item drive for Saturday’s night game. For every item donated, fans can receive a $5 end zone seat. All donations will support the efforts in the Tri-State area to help the homeless with donations going to non-profit organization Aurora.

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! Student rewards prizes can be claimed in Ridgway University Center on Friday from 11 am until 1 pm. Come out and support the men’s basketball team Saturday night at the Ford Center!

* Volleyball Set For Final Weekend Of Season

Five University of Evansville seniors will be honored this weekend as the Purple Aces volleyball will complete the 2013 season at the Carson Center with matches against Indiana State and Illinois State.

The Sycamores come to town for a 7 p.m. match on Friday before the Redbirds wrap up the season at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Katie Klages, Rachel TenHoor, Jenn Murphy, Lauren Seyller and Caitlin Wickes will be honored as part of the Senior Night festivities on Saturday.

As we enter the final week of the season, UE senior Rachel TenHoor is on the cusp of the most efficient offensive season in school history. For the year, TenHoor has hit .320 and is tied with Mary Greaney’s single season mark. She has posted 208 kills against just 46 errors in 506 attempts this year.

Earlier this month, Aces senior Katie Klages set the all-time UE mark for career digs, passing Julie Walroth’s mark of 2,095. For the season, she has 537 digs, which is the No. 7 tally in school history. Junior Ashley Ring has posted 1,128 attempts as she continues to rank amongst the top offensive forces in the league. Her total is tops in her career and is fifth in the UE single season record book. Next ahead of her is Julie Groves, who made 1,189 attempts in 2000. Last time out, she passed Brooke Maher’s total of 1,116, which was set in 2011.

Entering the weekend at 12-16 and 5-11 in the MVC is Indiana State. The battle for the final berth in the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament comes down to the final weekend and the Sycamores have not been eliminated from the chase although their quest was hindered by a loss to Northern Iowa Saturday. All three teams in the chase (Bradley,
Loyola and Indiana State) are on the road this weekend. The Sycamores need two wins, two Bradley losses and a split by Loyola to pick up the berth.

Illinois State has its spot in the tournament locked up at 17-11 and 10-6 in league play. Brooklyn Hlafka and LeighAnn Hranka were exceptional in their final home matches of their volleyball playing careers. Hranka knocked 19 kills on a .375 clip while also adding nine digs and six total blocks against UNI and Drake. Hlafka had 13 kills, seven digs and nine total blocks against the Panthers and Bulldogs.


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