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Thursday, February 13, 2014

* Enjoy Purple Cake on Purple Friday: Happy 160th UE

The UE Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association are sponsoring Purple Cake this Friday, February 14, from noon - 1 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center lobby. Celebrate UE's 160th. Don't forget to wear purple!

* 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

* SAB needs your input for Sunset Roundtable

Ever wanted to know the process the Student Activities Board (SAB) needs to go through in order to book an act for Sunset Concert? Do you have any feedback about Sunset Concerts for years past — like the bands, location, handouts, etc? We need your input in order to make Sunset Concert better — and we CANNOT do it without you.

TODAY -  February 13 - at 8:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, SAB will host the roundtable to discuss the future of Sunset. We will have popcorn for participants, and all are encouraged to stay for our movie "We're the Millers" at 9:30 p.m.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* One time only nightclub is "popping up" for Valentine's Day in downtown Evansville

Looking for something different to do for Valentine's day? Check out "In Love on Main" a one-time, pop up restaurant/nightclub in Downtown Evansville.

From 5 p.m. to midnight, guests can enjoy FREE entertainment at no cover charge. Follow @EvansvillePopUp on Twitter, or search for "Evansville Pop Up Events" on Facebook for more information.

Find details here:

* This Weekend in Music

The Department of Music welcomes guest artist Christopher Wilke for a performance in Neu Chapel this Saturday afternoon, February 15, at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Wilke is widely known as a gifted lutenist and guitarist who integrates modern and historical performance on the instruments with his interests in composition and research. He studied at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music, and he has subsequently held a number of academic posts while touring widely. Recent performances include solo recitals at the European Lute Festival in Füssen (Germany), the Central Coast Guitar Society (California), the Lute Society of America Summer Seminar, the Boston Early Music Festival, and repeat appearances with the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra.

As a scholar, he has lectured for the American Musicological Society, the Guitar Foundation of America, the Xavier University History Society (OH), and the Stony Brook University Musicological Symposium (NY). His recordings have been released on Centaur Records, and his original compositions are published by Les Productions d’Oz in Montreal, Canada. He is also a featured performer on Hand Picked II, an album produced by the NPR radio program, Sunday Baroque, released in January 2014. Dr. Wilke’s UE performance will include a collaboration with the Department’s vocal chamber ensemble, Kantorei (Dr. Dennis Malfatti, conductor), on two madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi and solo works by Bach, Haydn, and the late Baroque lute virtuoso, Sylvius Leopold Weiss. The recital is free and open to the public.

The Eykamp String Quartet will offer a recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.

The program will begin with the ensemble performing Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4. Following a brief intermission, the ensemble will be joined by two internationally acclaimed guest artists, James Dunham (viola) and Michael Kannen (cello), for a performance of the original chamber version of Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, a programmatic piece based on German poet Richard Dehmel’s work of the same name. Appearances by Dunham and Kannen are part of the Department of Music’s Friends Series and are made possible through the generosity of Friends of UE Music. The recital is free and open to the public.

Associate Professor of Music Garnet Ungar will give a piano recital and an interview to be broadcast on Radio and Television Hong Kong this Sunday, February 16. The broadcast will occur at 8:00 a.m. Evansville time. To hear the recital and the interview, go to the following link at the appropriate time.

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting Today

The Physical Therapy Club will be holding its February meeting on Monday, February 17 at 12 pm. The meeting will take place in Graves Hall, Room 104. New members and returning members are welcome to attend.

* NOON PRAYER @ NEU: February 20

The next NOON PRAYER @ NEU service will be on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 12:10 p.m. The 40-minute service of music, silence, and the spoken word provides a time of contemplation, reflection, and inspiration for University of Evansville students, faculty, staff, and the larger Evansville community. Neal Biggers, Director of Liturgy and Music at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Henderson KY will play music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck on the Charles Fisk Organ, Opus 52. Tammy Gieselman, University Chaplain, and Douglas Reed, University Organist, will lead the service.

* VDay Dessert Sale for Holly's House in Ridgway!

Law Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta is back with the BAKED GOODS! Buy something bad for you, for a good cause ;-) Come to the Valentine's Day Dessert Sale!Proceeds benefit Holly's House of Evansville. Come out and show your support! All sweets provided by KakePoPs by Kashari. Come check out the 4 layer brownie, KakePoPs or buy something a Valentine Gift 2-Go (two KakePoPs, a teddy and blank valentine, for $10) for that special someone! Be sure to stop by! We will be taking cash as well as credit card. Pre-order is available, and encouraged (via email at

Where: 1st Floor Ridgway
When: Friday, February 14, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Why: #yourstomachwillthankyou

* Prizes, Free Pizza, and Fun for Spectators at Nerd Wars set for Feb. 18

Twenty-one teams will duke it out during the Honors Program Nerd Wars trivia contest set for Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall. Spectators are welcome to watch the fun, munch on pizza, and play "Buy, Answer, Win" for prizes from places like Orange Leaf, Olive Garden, Barnes and Noble, and Walmart, to name a few. There will also be a prize for the "Nerdiest Dressed" contest. Proceeds benefit Honors Ace Mentors (HAM). So, bring your money, get your Nerd-look on, and come out to watch Nerd Wars!

* Undergraduate Mathematics Competition

The University of Evansville Undergraduate Mathematics Competition is scheduled for Saturday March 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon in Room 307, Koch Center. The event will begin with refreshments at 9:30 a.m., followed by orientation for the competition which will start at 10:00 a.m. This event is sponsored by Kappa Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society, and is open to all undergraduate students at UE.

Solutions of the problems will be graded on the basis of correctness, completeness, and clarity of exposition. Questions must be answered without using any computer, calculator, or table. The first, second, and third place winners will receive monetary awards, and will be guests of KME at the annual initiation and banquet on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p. m. Every participant will receive a certificate and is invited to be a guest of Kappa Mu Epsilon for an off-campus lunch after the competition.

If you would like to participate in this competition please contact Dr. Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, at by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7.

If you have any question, please contact Dr. Azarian.

* 2014 UE Health and Fitness Fair

The annual Health and Fitness Fair is Thursday, February 20 for all students, faculty and staff. Come join the fun in the Fitness Center gym. Over 30 vendors will be participating from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission is free. Register for free prizes and giveaways!

* Career Day 2014

Nearly 80 employers are registered for Career Day 2014! Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer job? Make plans to attend Career Day on Tuesday, February 18, from 11 AM – 2 PM in the Student Fitness Center. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!


Info You Should Know

* Lost Necklace

An angel necklace of great personal value was lost on campus (silver wings and gold halo). If found please contact Allison Gray at

* 2 More Days 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.

* Writing Workshops Start This Week!

Need help with your paper? You are invited to the first Writing Center workshop/boot camp this Thursday at 5 p.m. Mission: grammar and style. See you there.

* Library Extends Late Night Hours

UE Libraries extends late night hours until 1:00 a.m. on a trial basis beginning Sunday, February 16th. Trial will continue through Spring Semester final exams.

* 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.



* UE Low Brass Ensemble performs on the Really Big Show

The UE Low Brass Ensemble,performed Saturday, February 8 on the Really Big Show, a benefit for Evansville ARC, Inc.

The ensemble members are Ian Murrell, Damian Peak, Anne Bolyard, Alex Edwards, Kody Woodson, Verquindon Fitzhugh, and Gilbert Sanchez. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz


Harlaxton Happenings

* Student Travels

The classroom has few boundaries at Harlaxton College!  Next weekend, for example, in addition to the College-sponsored "long weekend" in Ireland led by Harlaxton staff members, students will be traveling independently throughout England and also in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Wales, experiencing first-hand for themselves the British and European cultures they are studying.

It's all part of a "normal" week at Harlaxton College, "where all the faculty are brilliant, all the students are above average, and the energy never stops."



* Brown's Free Throws Life UE To 104-98 Win

In a wild contest at the Ford Center, D.J. Balentine scored 38 points as the University of Evansville basketball team overcame a late rally by Illinois State to hang on for a 104-98 overtime victory on Wednesday evening.

Evansville (11-15, 4-9 MVC) held a lead of as many as 25 points in the second half, but Illinois State (13-12, 6-7 MVC) showed great fight, rallying for a 37-13 over the final eight minutes to send the game into overtime. In the extra period, UE sealed the win as Jaylon Brown hit four late free throws to finish off the contest.

Balentine scored his 38 on an 8/15 effort from the field while making 20 out of 25 free throws, both career highs. His 20 makes ties Matt Webster's single game school record, which was set on Dec. 16, 2006 versus Lipscomb.

Offense was the story early on as the Aces knocked down three of their first four shots en route to an 8-2 lead in the opening three minutes of play. Egidijus Mockevicius was responsible for five of those tallies while D.J. Balentine added a 3-pointer.

Paris Lee added a triple of his own at that point before the Aces pushed their lead into double figures for the first time with 15 minutes left in the half as Blake Simmons hit the third trey of the game to give UE a 20-9 lead. His bucket capped off an 8-13 start from the field for the Aces.

Evansville's lead continued to grow as the offense kept its shooting around 50%. Just over 13 minutes into the contest, Jaylon Moore dunked a missed bucket as the UE lead grew to 20 points at 39-19. Balentine hit all five of his free throw attempts in the run. As the period wound down, Evansville took its largest lead of the day at 49-25 as Mockevicius moved into double figures for the third consecutive game.

Bobby Hunter knocked down a late three, but the UE lead held strong at 54-33 heading into the locker room. Balentine finished with 17 points in the first half alone while he joined Mockevicius and Simmons in double figures for the third game in a row. One of the main stats that stood out for UE in the first half was rebounding as the Aces held a 22-12 advantage at the break while hitting 4-of-7 triples as opposed to a 2/11 start from outside for the Redbirds.

A 10-4 run to open up the second half saw the Redbirds get within 15 points at 58-43. After hitting just 2 of their first 11 treys, they connected on their first two of the second half to cut into the UE advantage. Four minutes into the half, it was Daishon Knight hitting his fourth shot of the game as the Redbirds cut the gap to 14 at 61-47 finishing a 14-7 run.

The momentum started to swing back in Evansville's direction at that point as they went on a 13-2 run to match their largest advantage at 74-50. Balentine posted seven in the rally as the Aces held ISU to just 1/7 shooting while forcing a pair of turnovers. Mockevicius added a free throw to mark the largest advantage of the contest for the Aces at 75-50 with just under 11 minutes remaining.

With the lead still holding strong at 24 points at the 8 minute mark, Illinois State came away with three points on four out of five possessions as they scored 14 out of 16 points to get within 12 at 83-71. Nine of those points came courtesy of Nick Zeisloft, who hit a pair of three's in the run. After UE scored three in a row, it was Zeisloft striking once again as his third triple cut the gap back to 12 at the 4 minute mark.

Zach Lofton took over the long range shooting for Illinois State as he knocked down a pair of treys before his layup with 1:39 on the clock tied it up at 89-89. In total, the run was a 32-8 stretch over the course of seven minutes. At one points, they connected on 8 out of 12 shots with six of those coming from long range.

As one of the top five youngest teams in the country, it gives young guys a chance to step up in a big spot. That is exactly what Blake Simmons did with 79 ticks on the clock. He calmly stepped to the line and knocked down both attempts as the lead went back to UE.

It was short-lived, however, as the Redbirds took their first lead of the night with 58 second left as Zeisloft was true from outside once again. After not taking a shot in the first half, he made it 4-5 from outside to tally 18 to that point in the second. On the ensuing Aces possession, Balentine hit both free throws before knocking down 1/2 seconds later to make it a 94-92 game, but the game was extended into an extra session as Knight hit a pair of free throws with under 20 seconds left. UE missed its three field goal attempts in the final five minutes while turning it over four times. The squad also missed five free throws over that span.

Mockevicius posted his 18th tally as his bucket opened up the overtime scoring before two Knight free throws tied it up at 96. Forward to the 1:09 mark - with pressure in his face, Balentine made it a 38-point night and after an ISU turnover, Jaylon Brown put a hard-fought game on ice in the final 21 seconds as he hit all four free throw attempts to make it the final 104-98.

Three Aces had double figures at the half and that is how it finished. Aside from Balentine's 38, Mockevicius finished with 18 while Simmons tallied 17. Mockevicius, who is the most accurate shooter in the Valley, added to that statistic with a 7-9 night. He also finished with a team-high 7 rebounds and two blocked shots. Balentine and Adam Wing each dished out five helpers.

The rebounding battle went the Aces' way as they finished up 38-34 in that department. They also improved to a perfect 4-0 when scoring 90 points or more this season. The offense shot 51.9% while the defense held ISU to 43.3%.

UE's 104 points marked the most since scoring 115 at Hawaii-Hilo on Nov. 28, 1998 and was the most versus a Division I opponent since taking a 111-69 win over Chicago State on Nov. 28, 1995. It was the most against a conference opponent since taking a 115-104 road win at Loyola on 2/25/89 and was the highest home conference output since a 109-83 win over Dayton that same season. Of significance in that game was Scott Haffner's school record of 65 points.

Following the win over the Redbirds, the Aces continue their home stretch on Sunday as No. 2 Wichita State comes to town. The Aces and Shockers will tip at 4 p.m. at the Ford Center as all kids under the age of 12 get in free. Youth teams are also able to get group tickets and will have access to shoot on the floor following the game.


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