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Monday, February 17, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Tonight's Dinner & Discussion at Newman Center: Interfaith Dialogue

Tonight at the Newman Catholic Student Center, UE junior Rachael McGill will lead discussion on interfaith dialogue, and particularly Pope Francis's efforts in that regard. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. with discussion from 6-7 p.m. The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from the Koch Center side of the front oval. Contact campus minister Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus Today

The employee wellness nurse will be on campus today - Monday, Feb. 17 -  in Graves Hall lobby from 1-3 p.m.
February is American Heart Month.  What is the most common risk factor for heart disease? Answer:  Inactivity.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.5% of Americans are at risk for heart disease because of inactivity.  Other risk factors include obesity; high blood pressure; smoking; high cholesterol and diabetes. 

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* 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!

* This Week in Music: Horn Recital and Therapy Presentation

Consortium Instructor of French Horn Marc Zyla will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, February 18, at 7:30, with Professor Anne Fiedler accompanying Zyla on the piano. The concert will begin with Calls for Two Horns, a work composed by Eastman School of Music’s long-time horn professor, Verne Reynolds. Zyla and Fiedler will then perform Sonata for Horn and Piano by Bernhard Heiden, long-time chair of the Composition Department of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Other works include Notturno, Op. 112, by 19th-century German composer Carl Reinecke, Sir Malcolm Arnold’s Fantasy for Horn, and Sonata No. 3 for Horn and Piano by American art music composer and popular songwriter Alec Wilder. The concert is free and open to the public.

The UE Music Therapy Association is pleased to welcome Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Lisa Provost to the University of Evansville for a presentation this week. Ms. Provost will be discussing Play Therapy with the music therapy students at their upcoming meeting on Wednesday, February 19. As a LMHC, Ms. Provost is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and she is also a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, certified by the Association for Play Therapy. She has been in practice for some 23 years, and currently, she works with clients ranging in age from 2 to 84. She has specialized training in expressive play, sandtray play, and filial play therapy for strengthening families. In addition, she serves on a medical advisory board for the local food allergy support group and has spoken at regional conferences regarding management of anxiety and hyper-vigilance in children and families living with life-threatening food allergies.

Music Department faculty Schuyler Slack and Garnet Ungar will be taking their recent UE cello and piano recital on the road this week. They will be performing works by Bach, Britten, and Mendelssohn in duo recitals at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, later this week. Dr. Ungar was also featured in a piano recital and interview broadcast on Radio and Television Hong Kong this past Sunday, February 16.

* RecycleMania Contest and Prizes!

Attention all RecycleManiacs! Come to Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, February 19 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to test your knowledge of recycling, and receive a RecycleMania prize! Note - Everyone participating in the contest gets a RecycleMania momento (until we run out)!

* AOII Survival of the Fittest

On February 28, AOII's philanthropy Survival of the Fittest benefiting Juvenile Arthritis will be taking place at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets are $6 the week of and $8 at the door. Tickets will be sold during lunch and dinner on February 26 and 27, in Ridgway University Center, and at the door before the event.

* 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.

* Efroymson Sponsored Visiting Artist Rowland Ricketts

The University of Evansville Art Department presents an exhibit, lecture and demonstration by Rowland Ricketts, III, sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund. Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design.

Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an assistant professor in textiles at Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum (Washington, DC), Cavin-Morris Gallery (New York), and Douglas Dawson Gallery (Chicago) and has been published in Textiles Now, FiberArts, Selvedge, Surface Design Journal, and Hand/Eye Magazine. Rowland is a recipient of a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship.

His work may be seen online at

Rowland will present a lecture to the public on Sunday February 23 at 3 pm and a demonstration for students at 10 am Monday, February 24 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 pm to 6 pm and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-3 p.m.

Rowland Rickett's exhibit will be open from February 21 to March 7.

* 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.

* Career Day is tomorrow

Attend Career Day 2014 tomorrow, February 18, from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. Gain access to nearly 80 employers hiring for full-time, cooperative education, internship, and summer opportunities. Login to JobLink to view employers and pre-register to give them access to your resume before the event!

JobLink access:


Info You Should Know

* Power-Up @ UE Libraries!

Power strips are now available for check-out at the Libraries' Circulation Desk located in entry lobby. Power strips are for use within the facility in order to accommodate equipment plug-in where electrical outlets are not immediately adjacent to study area.

* Harlaxton Principal Search – Update on Candidates

Drs. Wanda Bigham and Gerald Seaman were on campus over the last two weeks, and all who met with the candidates or reviewed their materials are encouraged to submit impressions using the online survey at:  A third candidate informed us that he will be taking another position, and his campus interview has been cancelled.

Both candidates and their spouses will visit Harlaxton College in the next month to meet with students and members of the administration, faculty, and staff.  There will be opportunities to meet with members of the Harlaxton Advisory Council.  For additional information, please contact Terri Ames.

* New Admission Ambassador Selections

Applications for new Admission Ambassadors will be available online through Webadvisor starting Monday, February 17 through Wednesday, February 26. In order to access the application, log onto Webadvisor and click on the student tab option.  Once under the student tab, the Admission Ambassador Application can be found under the Student Workers section.  The application requires one letter of recommendation from a UE faculty or staff member which can be done through Webadvisor as well. The selection process also includes an interview. Admission Ambassador responsibilities include weekly tours, approximately 1 meeting per month, IMPACT days, hosting prospective students, and Roadtrip participation. More information can be found in the Office of Admission or by emailing

* 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.

* Physical Therapist Assistant Program-Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications for fall 2014 admission into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are now being accepted. The application deadline is June 1, 2014. Application materials and criteria are available on the Department of Physical Therapy’s website at If you have questions, please contact Sherri Chambliss, Operations Administrator, at

* 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

* 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 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  The flier outside Human Resources also has the prize packages listed.

* 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.

* Freshman and Senior Survey – UE wants your feedback!

On Tuesday, February 18, freshmen and seniors will receive an email from Dr. Kazee asking them to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (or NSSE, pronounced “nessie”). UE collects these survey data in order to determine how engaged students are in meaningful learning opportunities both in- and out- of the classroom. The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Individual responses will remain confidential and the University will use only aggregated data in its analysis of student responses. If you have questions about the survey contact Amy Brandebury, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, at



* 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."



* SIUE Rallies For 4-3 Win Over Aces Tennis

SIU Edwardsville overcame an early hole to defeat the University of Evansville women’s tennis team by a 4-3 final on Saturday evening at the Edwardsville Y.

Evansville (0-5) opened the night by earning the doubles point. Mina Milovic and Natasha James earned the flight one win, taking an 8-6 triumph over Sierra Halverson and Kali Donner. Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno topped Mia Frogner and Monique Krutak in the second spot, 8-6 while the duo of Kelsey Costales and Andjela Brguljan were defeated by Lexi Aranda and Haley Ilcewicz, 8-3.

The Cougars (4-2) earned wins in four of the six singles groups to finish off the match. The Purple Aces picked up victories in groups two and five. Natasha James finished a perfect day with the win over Krutak, 6-3, 6-4. Her impressive effort was her first win in singles action this spring.

Costales played in the fifth slot, defeating Halverson, 6-1, 6-2.

At flight one, Aranda topped Trousilova in the lone 3-set singles group, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 while Frogner beat Moreno in the third group, 6-3, 6-2. Brguljan fell to Donner, 6-2, 6-2, in the fourth flight while Ilcewicz outdueled Milovic in the sixth spot, 6-2, 6-1.

UE will look to rebound with a pair of home matches next weekend. UT Martin comes to town on Friday evening before Murray State travels to town a day later. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. inside Tri-State Athletic Club.

* Late Run Helps No. 2 Wichita Escape With 84-68 Win

No. 2 Wichita State finished on a 19-8 run as they finished with an 84-68 victory over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon at the Ford Center.

The Aces (11-16, 4-10 MVC) cut what was a once double-digit lead to just five points with five minutes remaining before the Shockers (27-0, 14-0 MVC) finished on the late run.

D.J. Balentine and Egidijus Mockevicius each finished with 19 points to lead the offense for UE. Balentine hit 5 of his 17 shots while dishing out four assists while Mockevicius went a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor while hitting all five free throws. He also finished with 10 caroms to earn his sixth double-double of the season.

Balentine gave Evansville its first lead of the day as he hit an early triple to give UE a 3-2 lead. Later, Mockevicius converted on an old-fashioned 3-point play as the Aces took an 8-5 advantage.

With Evansville up 10-8, Wichita State made its first run of the afternoon, scoring seven in a row, led by a Fred VanVleet triple. VanVleet scored five of those seven tallies as the Shocker defense forced a pair of UE misses and three turnovers to take a 15-10 lead.

Just as fast as the Shockers built the advantage, Evansville came right back. Jaylon Brown hit a jumper just inside the stripe before Blake Simmons knocked down his first triple of the game as UE tied it back up. Inside of the 11-minute mark, Jaylon Moore made back-to-back buckets as the Aces retook the lead at 21-20.

Ron Baker, who hit 5 of his first 7 shots, scored five in a row just past the midway point of the opening half as the momentum swayed back in favor of Wichita State. A 12-2 run saw the Shockers take their largest lead of the first half at 32-23. With their deficit threatening to reach double figures, the Aces made a stand, scoring seven of the next nine to get within four points at 36-32 inside of two minutes remaining in the period.

Wichita added a late bucket as they took a 38-32 edge into the half. The main disparity in the game in the opening frame was turnovers and points off of them. UE committed nine turnovers, which led to 15 Shocker tallies. Baker finished with 15 in the half while Balentine was UE's top scorer with ten.

Out of the break, Wichita matched its largest lead of nine points as Tekele Cotton knocked down a trey on the opening possession before Simmons got it right back with his second long ball of the afternoon. After UE cut the gap to six, WSU reeled off the next eight points to take a 49-35 edge. The Shockers started the half 4-5 from the field while the Aces were 1-4 with a pair of turnovers in the opening four minutes.

At that point, it was the Mockevicius show as the sophomore scored eight points in a row for UE as they cut the lead down to just six thanks to a 10-2 run. Cleanthony Early ended the stretch at the midway point of the half with his first long ball on his third try as that shot put the Shockers up 60-51. The Aces continued to show strong fight as they closed the gap even more as they hit 6 out of 8 shots at one point as part of a 19-10 run as the Shocker lead stood at 65-60 inside of five minutes remaining.

Despite the rally, the Shockers were able to pad their lead as Baker posted nine WSU tallies in a row. Over the final 6:10 of the game, the Shockers outscored the Aces by a 19-8 margin to escape with an 84-68 victory.

Baker led all players with 26 points as he hit 10 of his 17 attempts while registering five steals. VanVleet was the second of four Shockers to post double figures as he totaled 18.

Evansville finished with a 28-26 edge in rebounding while also outshooting the Shockers by a 51-1%-49.1% margin.

Next up for UE is a quick trip up Route 41 to Terre Haute as the Aces face Indiana State. Game time is 7:05 p.m. ET at the Hulman Center. Next Saturday, UE returns home to face Southern Illinois at 7:05 p.m.


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