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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Upcoming Events

* Harlaxton Principal Search

Three candidates for the position of principal of Harlaxton College will be on campus during February.  Dr. Wanda Bigham will be on campus Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7.  Dr. Bigham served as president at Marycrest College and Huntingdon College.  She is currently a Senior Consultant at Academic-Search, Inc., and at Stevens Strategy, Inc.  There will be an open forum meeting with Dr. Bigham on Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  Material on Dr. Bigham may found at the AceLink site for Harlaxton College.  A copy of the position description is available at the same site.  For additional information, please contact Terri Ames.

* Math Spring Semester Kick-Off Party Planned for Today

We’re starting math social events off with a *Bang* with a fun math talk by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Taylor McNeill on Thursday, January 30, at 4:00pm in Koch 316. Refreshments provided. BYOFun. Following the talk will be games and merriment. All are welcome.

McNeill's talk will be on the subject of "Twisted Sisters - How a knot becomes a braid."

"What do cancer cells, the sun's corona, and your kid sister's hair have in common?" asks McNeill. "Knots! In this talk I'll give a brief introduction to knot theory, including a glimpse into its history and applications. After that we'll discuss braids and their correspondence with knots. Finally we'll show that every knot is a braid in disguise. So say "bye-bye" to those tangled earbuds and "hello" to low dimensional topology."

* Join TEAM UE for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon April 19

Tie up your running shoes and join TEAM UE for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon on Saturday April 19, 2014. An informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 30 in the Fitness Center Lobby at 5:00 pm. Visit the link to view race, course and training information. Please contact Jeff Chestnut (jc56) or Angie Stauber (as547) if you are interested in participating.

* Over 100 employers at Collegiate Career Expo

Would you like access to over 100 employers at Collegiate Career Expo? This free career fair will be held on Thursday, February 13. The event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now (

Fair registration is through UE JobLink ( Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #719891.

Find a list of registered employers here:

To see a video about this Career Expo - go here.

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* Spanish Club Meeting Set for Today

Spanish Club is having a gathering Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 in Room 131, Koch Center. We will be discussing upcoming activities for this semester and playing games. Please note that new members are welcome to attend. If interested in becoming a member, but unable to attend please email sh252.

* New openings for Paoli Peak Ski Trip

Due to high demand for the UE student ski trip, the Venturing Crew has secured an additional 46 available spots. The event will be from 5:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. this Saturday. The cost of the event is only $15!

Registration for the event will be in Ridgway University Center from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! You must come in person with a valid student ID and $15 to register.

We look forward to seeing you on the slopes!

* Free and Confidential HIV Testing on January 31

The Health Center will be having free HIV testing from 9:00 a.m. until noon on January 31. All information is confidential. Please call at 488-2033 to sign up.

* Register for the L2L Leadership Conference!

Are you a leader prepared to IMPACT the world? Join your peers on March 1, from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m, for a leadership conference that will leave you inspired to truly make a difference in your own life, career, and community. Register online at: There will be a $10 deposit to reserve your spot. The registration and deposit are due no later than February 14 at 5:00 pm. Contact Victoria Bruner, vb37, or Cara Wood, cf107, with any questions.


Info You Should Know

* 2014 Fall Advising and Registration Information - Office of the Registrar

March 24-March 28:   Advising for summer and fall registration

March 31- April 4:   Priority Registration for summer and fall

April 20:   Summer 1 bills due

May 20:   Summer 2 bills due

* Registration for Nerd Wars Ends this Saturday!

Registration is due February 1. Nerd Wars will occur on Tuesday, February 18 in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m. Contact Jayme Williams at jw504 (or at her office, KC 238) with your team name, names of your 5 teammates, and $5.00 per person registration fee. There will be prizes for the winning team plus giveaways and refreshments for everyone! Contact Paige at ps103 if you have questions. Hurry registration ends soon!

* Fitness Center Spring Locker Fees Due

Spring 2014 Fitness Center locker rental fees are due now. Locker rental fees may be paid at the Fitness Center office or front desk.

* University of Evansville Launches Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The University of Evansville will offer an innovative program to assist eligible students with loan repayment after graduation, beginning with the class arriving in the fall of 2014. Students participating in the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) will, at no cost to them or their families,  have confidence that they can repay student loans even if they choose to work in relatively lower-paying but meaningful fields.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville, eligible graduates who do not obtain full-time employment with annual earnings of $37,000 or more will receive a quarterly check to reimburse some or all of their student loan payments. Loan assistance will continue until the graduate’s income rises above the program’s upper income threshold of $37,000 or until loans are paid off. 

“In a time that is fraught with anxiety about student loans and the tough job market for recent graduates, we believe LRAP will give our students and their families a sense of security and a financial safety net,” said President Thomas A. Kazee. “We know that some of our graduates choose careers in public service or other occupations that, while immensely rewarding in many ways, offer lower levels of pay. LRAP will allay students’ fears about loan payments by allowing them to get a terrific education and focus on their career of choice.”

“LRAP will ensure that the benefits of a UE education – such as personal attention, hands-on learning, and undergraduate research opportunities – are accessible and affordable to students,” added Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment services. “LRAP will assure students that they will have a financially secure future once they graduate, allowing them to follow their dreams to a career that is enriching and rewarding to themselves and others.”

The LRAP concept began more than 20 years ago at Yale Law School to provide a “safety net” to loan borrowers, protect graduates from debt burden, and empower students to pursue careers in public service.


* Game Players Society Callout

Do you enjoy playing games? Looking for other people to play with? Then GPS is for you! If you would like more information contact William at

* Sodexo Catering Manager Announcement

Sodexo would like for the Campus Community to know that Todd Megar will be assuming the role of catering manager for Sodexo during the interim.

* State Conference Leadership Positions Open

The University of Evansville is looking to host the Indiana Residence Hall Organization (IRHO) state conference, which will bring approximately 100 students from colleges and universities all across Indiana; including Purdue University, Indiana State University, Ball State University, etc.; to UE. This conference will take place in February of 2015.

In order to make this a successful conference, we need your help! There are many leadership roles that need to be filled. Some of the roles include: Finance Chair, Secretary, Technology Chair, Programming Chair, Philanthropy Chair, and Entertainment Chair. Majors that might benefit from this leadership experience include Accounting, Finance, Communications, Education, or anyone looking to round out their resume with an extra-curricular leadership position.

The Indiana Residence Hall Organization is a student-run organization working to promote and improve student life on college and university campuses across Indiana. This group is primarily focused on providing quality programming and activities for on campus residents that will make their college experience a positive one.

To get involved, please contact Hope Mills by email (hm77).

To learn more about IRHO please visit their website at

* Attention All Registered Student Organizations

Every year the Student Congress Budget undergoes a review process. During this process any registered student organization may petition to be put in the SGA budget. If you would like to petition for your organization to be in the budget, please contact the Student Congress Chief Financial Officer, Abram Pentecost, via email at ap183.

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* 2014 Spring Fitness Class Schedule

The 2014 Spring Fitness Class Schedule is as follows:

Insanity Monday through Friday 6:30 to 7:30 am

T-25 Monday through Friday 5:00-6:00 pm

Total Body Fitness Monday and Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Noon Basketball League Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Cardio Blast Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Cycling Friday 4:00-5:00 pm

Yoga Monday and Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm

Pilates Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm

Tae Kwon Do Friday (4 week session starts 1/24/14) 5:00-6:00 pm

Line Dancing Monday 6:00-7:00 pm

Butts and Gutts Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm

Zumba Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm

Brazilian Dance Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm

Come join the fun!

* Nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award are being accepted NOW!

Nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award are being accepted NOW!

Take a couple of minutes to honor a colleague who you feel exemplifies teaching excellence with a nomination. The Outstanding Teacher Award form can be found at Please complete your nomination by Friday, January 31. If you have any questions you can email Jennifer Graban at or call #2509.

Eligible Professors
Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for at least two years and hold the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor are eligible. 

Past recipients within the last 5 years, ‘09 James MacLeod; ‘10 Jeff Tilly ’11 James Berry, ’12 Mari Plikuhn, and ’13 Mark Valenzuela may not be nominated.

* Road Trip Hosts Needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 21-23rd. If you are available, you can register to host at, emailing Ashley Ross ( or Bryan Hamann (, or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104).

* Do you want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Applications will be available beginning January 29. Stop by the dean of students office in Ridgway University Center (Room 230 in the Student Life Center) on or after January 29 to pick up your application packet.

Applications will be due by 4:30 p.m. CST on February 11. A mandatory group workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 9:00-11:00 p.m.



* Annette Parks to Moderate Panel Discussion on Beauty in African American Culture

Annette Parks, Chair of the History Department and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies programs, will moderate a panel discussion as part of a special event - “The Cultured Pearl Affair” – at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science on Friday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. The event is being presented by the Zeta Zeta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The topic of the panel discussion will be the standard of beauty in African-American culture. The panel includes: Dr. Mattie Miller, Mrs. Irene Saucer, Danyelle Granger, Carlada Flowers, and Briony Towler.

Also during the event, guests will view the "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" exhibit which features images of African-Americans dating as far back as the 1850's. The images in this exhibition challenge idealized forms of beauty in art by examining their portrayal and exploring a variety of attitudes about race, class, gender, popular culture and politics as seen through the aesthetics of representation.

Tickets for the event are $10.00. Tickets for students with ID are $5.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Appetizers will be served.



* Men's Hoops To Face UNI For Second Time

Three of the next four games will be on the road for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team, beginning with a trip to Northern Iowa on Wednesday evening.

ESPN3 will carry the game while you can also listen on 91.5 WUEV or online at Tip is set for 7 p.m. at the McLeod Center.

Evansville made it three out of five with a 66-60 win over Bradley on Sunday at the Ford Center. The Aces led throughout the duration of the contest, going up by as many as 13 before holding on for the 6-point win. D.J. Balentine continued to impress, scoring 24 points while hitting all 12 free throws to lead all players; Egidijus Mockevicius had the top MVC outing of his career, scoring 15. For the first time this season, Evansville earned a win when two or fewer scorers reached double figures; prior to the game against the Braves, UE was 0-9 in that stat.

With 24 points against Bradley, Balentine has hit the 20-point mark on 14 occasions this season while scoring 12 or more in 20 out of 21 games this season. The sophomore continues to lead the MVC in scoring with 22 points per game while remaining tenth in the country. He went 100% (12/12) from the free throw line versus the Braves as he pushed his season average to 87.3%, second in the Valley.

The top rebounder in MVC play added six more to his tally against Bradley as Mockevicius has averaged 8.0 rebounds in 8 MVC games. With 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting, Mockevicius had his best conference effort against Bradley; Mockevicius has hit 12 of his last 18 shots en route to taking the conference shooting lead at 60.4%.

It is admirable for any player to be the No. 2 scorer on their team, but take into account that you are a true freshman; and the top scoring true freshman in the Missouri Valley Conference and you have one Blake Simmons. Standing at 9.1 PPG, Simmons has established himself as a sharp shooter from outside; after hitting 13 triples in 13 non-conference games, Simmons has drained 13 in his first 8 league games, hitting a team-best 41.9% of his treys in MVC play.

UNI enters play on Wednesday with a 10-10 record along with an even 4-4 mark in the MVC; since topping UE by an 80-53 margin in their first meeting, the Panthers have dropped three out of five games. Despite that mark, the Panthers have continued to be effective offensively, posting an average of 75.1 points, a number that is tops in league play. Since hitting 14 out of 30 triples at the Ford Center, UNI has continued to be accurate from long range, downing 49 out of 117 attempts (41.9%).

Sophomore sharpshooter Matt Bohannon has averaged 3.4 treys per game in Valley games, No. 1 overall; he led the Panthers with 17 points in the game at the Ford Center as he hit five of his nine 3-point attempts. He has hit 27 out of 56 triples in league game. Last time out against Loyola, it was Deon Mitchell taking the spotlight as he posted a team-best 23 points as he hit four 3-pointers and 9 free throws. The top scorer for UNI is junior Seth Tuttle, whose 16.8 PPG in MVC play is tops overall; he is also the top rebounder in the conference with 8.0 per game; he added nine caroms and 17 points to his totals versus the Ramblers.

An 80-53 win by UNI at the Ford Center earlier this season ended a UE five-game win streak in the series as the Aces hold a 23-20 lead. Despite winning the last two games in Cedar Falls, the Aces still trail by a 7-12 mark in road contests versus the Panthers. In recent years, the series has been a defensive battle, in fact - the 80 points scored by UNI on Jan. 8 were the most scored by either team in the series since UE took a 92-73 win on Jan. 7, 2005; that was a span of 17 games.


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