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Friday, February 14, 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 alumni@evansville.edu or extension 2586 for more information.

What's Happening Today

* Erroneous Information about SAB's Kazual Performance

Student Activities Board was made aware that the Flush Flash and our advertisements were printed with conflicting times, and we want to make sure all know of the correct information.

The Kazual Acappela performance will be tonight, Friday, February 14th at 7pm in Eykamp 251 & 252, Ridgway University Center. You will enter in the doors of Eykamp 252.

Hors D'oeurves and Desserts will be provided to those in attendance. Come enjoy a great performance and have a great start to your night.

* 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: http://www.evansville.edu/news/articleDetail.cfm?articleId=428

* 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 kc203@evansville.edu).

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

Upcoming Events

* 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.

http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/index.php?c=radio4

* 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.

* 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 ma3@evansville.edu 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!

* Meeting for Road Trip Host

All students who have signed up to host for Road Trip must attend a mandatory meeting either on Tuesday, February 18 at 5:00 pm or 9:00 pm or Wednesday, February 19 at 5:00 pm or 9:00 pm. All meetings will be held in Koch 100. Please contact Ashley Ross (AJ53) or Bryan Hamann (BH153) if you have any conflicts.

Info You Should Know

* USPS Closed on Monday, February 17, 2014 for President's Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed President’s Day, Monday, February 17. UE will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed. Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Monday, February 17, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 18. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Call Phone Found

There was a cell phone found outside Koch Center on February 13. To claim, please contact Jayme Williams in KC 238 or at jw504.

* 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 ag182@evansville.edu

* 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 a leader.

Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories: Service to the University, 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 March 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, February 19. To nominate someone, please go to http://aelink.evansville.edu/tools/employeeaward.

* Biggest Quitter Contest - Nice Prizes to be Tobacco Free in March

Smokefree Communities will award 3 prize packages for Indiana residents who are tobacco-free during March.  Email your name, phone number, email address, zip code, type of tobacco product used and for how long to quitnowcontest@hotmail.com to register.  The registration deadline is Feb. 28.

Anyone, regardless of state of residence, who wants assistance with quitting should call 1-800-QuitNow.  Most states provide counseling and some help with stop smoking aids/products.  Many services are free.

For more information, visit www.smokefreecommunities.com.  The flier outside Human Resources also has the prize packages listed.

* LAST Day 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 http://www.evansville.edu/studentengagement/leadershipConference.cfm. 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.

* 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).

ENTRY GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS:
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 annualgiving@evansville.edu or call 812-488-2377.

Congratulations

* Beavers Joins Advisory Board at Oxford University

Anthony F. Beavers, Professor of Philosophy, was recently appointed to the board of the ItBit Lecture Programme on Physical and Computational Sciences. From the website, "In 2013, The Foundational Questions Institute, through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, awarded the Wolfram Foundation and the Laboratoire de Recherche Scientifique for the Natural and Digital Sciences (LABoRES) a grant to develop a high profile series of lectures on the topic "The Physics of Information". The project was to be collaborative, based at Oxford but involving several other leading institutions. The primary aim of this first lecture series is to acquaint the interested public with the latest developments in research with a computational slant into the most fundamental questions in the physical and biological sciences."

Athletics

* Swimming & Diving Wraps up day one of MVC Championships

After an intense preliminary round, the Lady Aces swimming & diving team competed their hearts out in Carbondale, Ill., during day one of the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. The Lady Aces are currently in fourth place after Day-1 Finals behind Missouri State, Illinois State and Southern Illinois.

* Aces Face Undefeated #2 Shockers Sunday Afternoon

Aces fans, your men’s basketball team will take on #2 Wichita State on Sunday, February 16, at 4:00 pm at the Ford Center. The Shockers are one of the two remaining undefeated teams in Division I men’s basketball. The game will be televised nationally on FOX Sports Midwest.

A shuttle bus will run from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm to take students to the Ford Center for the game. The pickup location for the shuttle bus on campus will be in front of the Carson Center off of Walnut St., just north of the Ridgway University Center. The first pickup for the shuttle bus will be at 2:30 pm, and additional shuttle pickups will occur approximately every 30 minutes until tipoff. The shuttle bus will then return to the Ford Center 10-15 minutes after the conclusion of the game to take students back to campus for as many trips as are required.

There will also be an event at Backstage Bar and Grill (located at 524 Main St in Downtown Evansville) before the game from 2-4 pm. UE students will get in for free to Backstage Bar and Grill with their IDs and will receive 15 percent off of their bills (excluding alcohol purchases) during this time before the basketball game tips off.

Students will receive free admission to Sunday afternoon’s game with their UE IDs; student tickets can be picked up at the Ford Center the day of the game. Students can also earn Student Rewards points just for attending Sunday’s game, as well as all other Aces home athletic events. These points can then be redeemed for great prizes including t-shirts, hats, sunglasses, tumblers and sweatshirts!

All full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to Sunday’s game as well as all other men’s and women’s basketball games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm by showing your UE ID.

Come out and support your fellow Purple Aces Sunday afternoon at the Ford Center as they take on the #2 Shockers!
 

* Evansville Tennis Begins Home Slate Friday

A pair of matches await the University of Evansville women’s tennis team this weekend, beginning on Friday evening as the Purple Aces open their home slate against Eastern Illinois at the Tri-State Athletic Club.

Match time is set for 7 p.m. before the Aces make their way to Edwardsville, Ill. on Saturday to take on the Cougars beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Evansville put forth a strong effort last weekend, but fell to No. 65 Louisville by a 6-1 final at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Sophomore Marina Moreno was UE’s top performer as she earned a win at flight three singles. She defeated Cassie Pough in two sets, 6-2, 6-2.

Through four spring matches, a pair of Aces stand at 2-2 in singles action as Marketa Trousilova and Mina Milovic have split the opening three weekends. Both victories for Milovic came in the sixth flight as she started the season 2-0 with wins over Middle Tennessee State and Lipscomb.

Trousilova also began 2014 at 2-0 in singles. Playing at the No. 2 spot in the opening weekend, she picked up a win over MTSU and in her first action of the season at the top flight, she defeated Lipscomb.

Friday’s opponent, Eastern Illinois, sits at a perfect 3-0 on the spring with two of those triumphs coming over Missouri Valley Conference foes. The Panthers opened the season with a 4-3 win at Illinois State before taking a home win (4-3) over Southern Illinois last weekend.

Their top performer has been Ali Foster, who sports a perfect 3-0 record at the No. 4 spot.

SIUE is Saturday’s opponent as the Aces make their way back on the road. The Cougars stand at 3-2 this season with victories over Dayton, Wright State before a 4-2 win over Chicago State last weekend.

Mia Frogner is a perfect 5-0 in the spring for SIUE, winning all three singles outings at the third slot while going 2-0 in flight four. When you combine that with her fall record, she is an impressive 13-1.

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