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Monday, February 10, 2014

* 160th Founders Day Held February 16: Alumni Honored

On Sunday, February 16, UE will recognize it's 160th anniversary at the Founders Day convocation and luncheon. Bishop Michael Coyner will give the Edgar M. McKown lecture at the service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Neu Chapel. Immediately following the Alumni Association will sponsor the Founders Day luncheon in Eykamp Hall of the Ridgway University Center. The following awards will be presented following the lunch: Distinguished Alumnus Award - John David Lutz '64, Young Alumnus Award - Jamey Carroll '96, Samuel Orr Honorary Alumna Award - Patricia Bateman and Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award - Linda '78 and Keith '78 Phillips. Contact or extension 2586 for more information.


What's Happening Today

* Quality Initiative (HLC) Forums: Developing Responsible Global Citizens

On Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, President Kazee and the Quality Initiative Committee will hold forums to update the campus community on progress and to ask for comments and suggestions as we approach accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Monday’s session will be at 4:00 pm in Harkness Hall (SB 162) and Tuesday’s session at 9:45 am in Vectren Hall (KC 100). All faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to come and provide input. Additional information on the quality initiative can be found under Academic Areas on AceLink.

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus TODAY - Last Day to Enroll in Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

The employee wellness nurse will be in Ridgway lobby TODAY - Monday, Feb. 10 - from1–3 p.m. Employees may register for the spring Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. See the nurse to enroll in the challenge, to get your health care questions answered, or to have your blood pressure or blood sugar checked.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

Assistant Professor of Voice and soprano Alanna Keenan will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler, Dr. Keenan will open the concert with two songs by Ottorino Respighi, to be followed by Erich Korngold’s Fünf Lieder, Op. 38. French composers will then come to the fore with performances of works by Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc, and the program will conclude with American composer Ned Rorem’s Cycle of Holy Songs. The recital is free and open to the public.

The University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble and Music Management Association will host the Third Annual Jazz Swing Dance Fundraiser this Wednesday evening, February 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The event will take place at the Old Courthouse Ballroom (2nd floor) in downtown Evansville. The evening will include live jazz by the University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble I, dancing, a cash bar, free finger food and desserts, and a silent auction. All proceeds go to help the UE Jazz Ensemble and Music Management Association. Money raised in the past has helped bring in guest jazz soloists and has funded student travel to jazz festivals and to the Winter NAMM (global music products industry) Show in Anaheim California. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door. Contact Katy VonDerHeide at for more ticket information.

This week, the UE Music Therapy students will be involved in two community service projects. On Wednesday, February 12, they will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Party for the residents of University Nursing & Rehabilitation (formerly Little Sisters of the Poor). They will also visit those residents who are unable to attend the party. On Thursday, February 13, they will present information on the importance of singing to newborns to expectant parents during the monthly Childbirth Education class offered at St. Mary’s Hospital.

* French Club Crêpe Night!

Grab a friend and join the French Club for an evening of French cuisine! Learn a bit about the French culture through making and eating crêpes with the us this Tuesday, February 11, at 7:00 pm in the Hale Hall Kitchen. All ingredients will be provided, so stop by and build your own crêpe masterpiece! This is a petite soirée you don't want to miss.

* I-House: United Arab Emirates

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: United Arab Emirates. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, several UAE students will be sharing about their life and passing out prizes!! 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.

* Village Housing Information Meetings Today

Students interested in living in an on-campus Townhouse, North Hall, apartment, or house next year should plan to attend one of the following informational meetings about the Villages. We will explain how to apply for Village housing and other important information related to living in the Villages.

Meetings will be at 4:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm on February 13 in Room 126, Hyde Hall

You can find dates and other information about the Housing Selection Process in the residence life section of the University website at, including a housing assignments flowchart.

* Speaker Series Luncheon

Please join us for the February Speaker Luncheon Series on Wednesday, February 12, noon to 1:00 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be Lauren Brown, owner of Lauren Brown Consulting. The topic will be: The Young Entrepreneur (WEBEX Presentation)

Please e-mail by Friday, February 7 if you wish to reserve a free lunch. Be sure to invite your mentor!

* BSU's Anti-Valentine's Day Poetry Slam

On Wednesday February 12, from 5-7 pm in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, the Black Student Union will host the first ever Anti-Valentine's Day Poetry Slam. The poetry/short story slam will be devoted to tales of doomed romance. A time for campus members to share their breaking up is hard to do and love turned vengeful poems and short stories. Come out and laugh, empathize, and better yet, come prepared to share your own sad story and win some sympathy points from audience members. We welcome poems and short stories in any language. So, whether you hate Valentine's Day or hate to admit that you love all that mushy stuff come on out and have a good time. For more information or if you plan to read please contact Violet Barrs at vb38 or Brittany McFadden at bm215.


Info You Should Know

* FINAL Week to Register for the L2L Leadership Conference!

Are you a leader prepared to IMPACT the world? Join your peers on March 1, from 8:30 am-3:00 pm, 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.

* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office, Graves Hall, 304. It is time to apply to the program if you plan to intern during the Fall 2014 or even the Spring 2015 semesters. Education majors must be aware that internships are not possible unless the student has been admitted to the Teacher Education program.

Stop by the School of Education office for more information about the requirements, portfolio, and deadlines or contact your education advisor.

* Vine Video Contest~ Thank a Donor for chance to win $

The Philanthropy Video Contest starts February 24 with the winner announced on February 28.

To participate entrants to the contest must submit a Vine video featuring "Aces Spirit", as defined through thanking our UE donors. They must share the Vine video adding #DoGood4UE and sharing with @UEyoungalum. The top 3 videos will receive $100 to $25 prizes. An entrant may enter an unlimited number of entries during the promotional period (Feb 24-27).

Each entry:
Must be in English;

Must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including copyright infringement, or legal or moral rights of any third party, living or deceased;

Must not disparage University, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Promotion;

 Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that is fraudulent, inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;

Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware, or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way;

Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, or age

For questions contact or call 812-488-2377.

* Community Service Opportunities

We have had recent requests for volunteers. Attached are some opportunities that you may want to share with your team/members.

1. Patchwork Central is in need of tutors for 45 minute session one-on-one with students.
a. 3:15-4:00 or 4:00-4:45
b. Opportunity available all semester long
c. Would like students to commit for the semester if possible to establish a relationship with the kids
d. Contact Dixie at 812-424-2735 or

2. The Schroeder Family School of Business Administration is sponsoring In Love on Main on Friday, February 14
a. Looking for 10-15 volunteers
b. 4 pm to midnight (any amount of time between then)
c. Needed to serve meals, set up, tear down
d. This will be at 420 Main St.
e. Contact Andre at

3. Evansville Sports Corp is coordinating the NCAA Elite Eight and the GLVC Basketball Championship
a. Dates are: March 6-9 and March 26-29th
b. Complete the attached form and return to
c. Volunteers will get two free single session tickets to the GLVC.

* Melvin Peterson Gallery Hours

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm to 6pm and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-3, while an exhibit is scheduled. Please check the Art Department's facebook page at for information on current exhibits.

* Orientation Leader applications due February 11!

Students interested in applying for an Orientation Leader (OL) position may pick up an application in the Dean of Students Office located within the Student Life Center on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Applications are due February 11 by 4:30 p.m. References are due Feb. 26.

* IOL Applications Due Tuesday!

The Office of Cultural Engagement is hiring new International Orientation Leaders. We're looking for responsible, caring, and flexible student leaders who are up to the challenge of welcoming new international students to UE's campus this fall! This is a great opportunity for you to develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience to add to your resume.

Pick up an application in the Cultural Engagement Office (2nd Floor Ridgway, back of Student Life Suite) or access the application online. Applications are due February 11th to the Cultural Engagement Office.

* Harlaxton Principal Search – Visit by Dr. Jerry Seaman

Dr. Gerald Seaman will be on campus Tuesday, February 11, and Wednesday, February 12.  Dr. Seaman is currently Vice President and Dean of Faculty at Ripon College; he also served as Interim President of Ripon College.  Dr. Seaman was a member of the University of Evansville Department of Foreign Languages from 1992-2000, and he served as chair from 1997-2000.  There will be an open forum meeting with Dr. Seaman on Tuesday, February 11, from 4:00-5:00 PM in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  Material on Dr. Seaman may be found at the AceLink site for Harlaxton College.  A copy of the position description is available at the same site.  Following Dr. Seaman’s visit you are encouraged to submit your impressions using the online survey at:  For additional information, please contact Terri Ames.



* Beavers Publishes Paper in Award Winning Book

The book, "Alan Turing: His Life and Impact," won three of the prestigious PROSE Awards, the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, for this past year. It won best book of 2013 in the categories of "Physical Sciences and Mathematics," and also in the category of "Mathematics." More importantly, of all books selected for PROSE awards for 2013, it won best academic book overall as the recipient of the R. R. Hawkins Award. The book was edited by Barry Cooper, Chairman of the International Turing Centenary Committee, and Jan van Leeuwen, editor of the journal Ethics and Information Technology. Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy at the University of Evansville, who served as a member of the International Turing Centenary Committee and a special editor for Ethics and Information Technology, published a short article in this book, titled "Alan Turning: Mathematical Mechanist," as an introduction to Turing's 1947 lecture to the London Mathematical Society. Interested persons can read the article at


Harlaxton Happenings

* Congratulations to Haralxton Faculty

Dr. Graham Baker, Teaching Fellow at Harlaxton College, will have an article titled “Eugenics and Migration: A case study of Salvation Army Literature about Canada and Britain, c. 1890-1921” published in the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History in April.

Dr. Edward Bujak, Senior Lecturer at Harlaxton, will be delivering a paper titled, "Britain's History at Home and Abroad in the Context of US/UK Study Abroad", at the 2014 Britain and the World Conference, organised by the British Scholar Society, at the University of Newcastle, 19-21 June.



* Louisville Trips Up Aces Tennis, 6-1

Sophomore Marina Moreno picked up a win at No. 3 singles, but #65 Louisville took care of business, taking a 6-1 win over the University of Evansville women’s tennis team on Saturday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

Entering Saturday’s action, Moreno was 0-3 in singles play, but came back in a big way, taking the win over Cassie Pough, 6-2, 6-2.

The Cardinals improved to 3-2 on the spring while the Aces fall to 0-4. Louisville picked up the doubles point as their nationally-ranked top duo of Rebecca Shine and Julia Fellerhoff took a 6-3 decision over Natasha James and Kelsey Costales.

At No. 2 doubles, Marketa Trousilova and Mina Milovic were defeated by Manuela Velasquez and Ella Stokes by a 6-2 final while Moreno teamed up with Andjela Brguljan in the third slot, falling by a 6-1 score to Pough and Boesing.

Trousilova got another start at No. 1 singles where she was topped by Fellerhoff, 6-4, 6-4. James fell to Shine in the second slot, 6-2, 6-1 while Brguljan was defeated by Stokes in the fourth group, 6-3, 6-2.

In flight five, Milovic fell to 2-2 on the spring with a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Becky Bodine and in the sixth, it was Boesing defeating Costales in two sets, 6-3, 6-1.

On Friday at 7 p.m., the Aces will be at home for the first time this season, playing host to Eastern Illinois at Tri-State Athletic Club.

* Braves Take 83-66 Win Over Aces

D.J. Balentine led the University of Evansville men's basketball team with 23 points but Walt Lemon Jr. countered with 25 to lead Bradley to an 83-66 win on Sunday at Carver Arena.

Balentine hit 7-of-16 shots for the Aces (10-15, 3-11 MVC) while Blake Simmons set a new career high of 18 as he hit 5 of his 12 shots and all 7 free throws. Egidijus Mockevicius posted his fifth double-double of the season, tallying 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Evansville used the long ball in the early going, hitting two of its first four attempts from 3-point range to take a quick 6-2 lead as D.J. Balentine and Blake Simmons each hit a triple. After starting the game 0-3 from the field, Bradley (11-14, 6-6 MVC) made 10 of their next 12 shots en route to a 20-12 lead at the 8-minute mark.

After failing to lead in the game at the Ford Center, the Braves took their first lead at 7-6 as Tyshon Pickett hit an and-one with 15:45 remaining. The rally continued as Pickett hit back-to-back shots to make it a 20-12 game. Balentine hit his second 3-pointer of the game to get the Aces within six at 23-17 before the third old-fashioned three point play of the day saw Bradley take its first double figure advantage at 31-21.

Their lead would grow to as many as 14 points as a Walt Lemon Jr. layup gave the Braves a 37-23 lead with 5 minutes remaining, but over the final stretch, the UE defense clamped down, holding the Braves to just two points on 1-of-7 shooting over the final minutes of the half. Egidijus Mockevicius got the job done on the offensive end as his two field goals contributed to a 9-2 run as the Aces trailed by just seven heading to the locker room at 39-32.

An interesting statistic at the break - neither team missed a free throw as the squads combined to hit all 13 attempts as UE was 6/6. Pickett led all players with 14 points at the half. In Bradley's stretch of making 10 out of 12 shots, they scored 22 out of 31 points to take the 14-point advantage.

Out of the break, Evansville posted four of the first five points as they cut the gap to just four at 40-36 on a pair of Blake Simmons free throws. On the ensuing Braves possession, Lemon hit another and-one, starting a 10-0 run as the Braves matched their largest lead of 14 points. They hit three out of four shots while holding UE to 0-6 with a pair of turnovers.

A layup off of a turnover by Pickett helped Bradley take its largest lead at 61-44 inside of 11 minutes remaining before that advantage reached 22 points at 75-53. Mockevicius ended the stretch with his sixth bucket of the day. Over the final six minutes of play, the lead for Bradley hovered around 20 points before finishing at 83-66.

Lemon, who tallied just 9 points at the break, finished with a game-high of 25 on his 10/16 shooting effort. Pickett finished with 20 along with seven boards. Xzavier Taylor posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Braves outrebounded the Aces by a 37-32 final while shooting 50.8% and holding the Aces to 40.4%

With a long road stretch in the rearview mirror, the Aces return home for four of their next five games beginning on Wednesday versus Illinois State. Tip is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Ford Center.

* UE Men's Soccer to Host Spring Break Camp

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team has announced it will hold its Aces Soccer Spring Break Camp for boys and girls in grades K-6 from March 24-28. The cost for the camp will be $150 per camper for half-day sessions and $210 for full-day sessions.

The camp will be conducted on Black Beauty Field at Arad McCutchan Stadium and is specifically designed for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamental skills of soccer. Emphasis will be on correct technique and will be reinforced by individual instruction. The learning environment is enhanced by small groups, which guarantees involvement and the newest teaching and coaching methods are presented in a clear, concise manner.

The Aces Soccer Camp features an outstanding staff led by camp director and UE head coach Mike Jacobs, along with Aces assistant coaches Marshall Ray, Mike Pereira and Shaun Soderling. Current Aces players are on staff as well and will provide an autograph session at the end of the week for all campers.

For more information, please contact the Aces Soccer Camp office at 812-488-2294 or visit


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