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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Career Day 2014 Is Today!

Come to the Student Fitness Center TODAY from 11 am to 2 pm to meet nearly 80 employers who are interested in you! See registered employers in JobLink (https://evansville-csm.symplicity.com/).

* Crescent Magazine and LinC Information Session - Today!

Come find out at 5 p.m. today (Tuesday, Feb. 18) in Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center what you need to know about working for Crescent Magazine or the LinC yearbook for the 2014–15 school year. Learn how you earn academic credit, fulfill practicum and/or internship requirements for certain majors and build your portfolio. For more information, contact tm2@evansville.edu.

* 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.

* 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.

Upcoming Events

* Gender and Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series

The 2014 Gender and Women's Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series will begin on Thursday, February 20 in Room 102 in Koch Center  with "Styling a Revolution: Women, Fashion, and Political Action in 18th Century Europe and America." Sarah Orler and Abbigail Uhl will present their research into the ways in which women in Europe and colonial America were able to participate in and influence political discourse through their use of fashion.

Please bring your lunch and join us for these fascinating presentations and discussions.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Questions, etc., please contact Dr. Annette Parks at ap3@evansville.edu or 812.488.1070
 

* Thesis Bootcamp at the Writing Center!

Learn the basics of thesis-writing at Thesis Bootcamp at the Writing Center on February 20 at 5 p.m. This session will address what the thesis is, why it is important, and how it should be structured. We will also cover some basic tips on organizing essays.

* Special Bookstore Hours for Road Trip Saturday

The UE Bookstore will have special hours this Saturday, February 22 for Road Trip. The Bookstore will be open from Noon until 6 PM on that day to accommodate Roadtrippers and fans attending the UE-SIU game at 7PM. Don't forget to wear white to game that night!

* Commencement Central for Graduates Today

Commencement Central for May graduates is being held on Tuesday, February 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. outside the UE Bookstore. ALL May graduates should attend either of these dates. It only takes a few minutes to finalize your graduation plans. You will meet with the Registrar's Office, Alumni Affairs, Career Services and the Bookstore. This is a one stop easy event. You will also be able to purchase your cap and gown and/or order graduation announcements. Please mark these dates on your calendar and be sure to attend!

* 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)!

* 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.

Info You Should Know

* Village Request Cards Available

Students interested in living in the Villages (Townhouse, North Hall, Apartments, or Houses) for 2014-2015 should pick up Village Request Cards this week in the office of residence life.

The Villages are reserved primarily for students with 60+ credit hours. In order to apply to live in the Villages, each person in your group must have at least 44 credit hours on file with the University by the end of the previous fall semester.

Village request cards are due back to the office of residence life by 5:00 pm on Friday February 21.

More information on the housing assignments process can be found on the residence life section of the University website at http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/whereWillYouLive.cfm
 

* Change in Testing Protocol of the University Ace Alert Emergency Notification System

The testing protocol of the University ACE Alert Emergency Notification System has been changed from weekly testing to once a semester.  A campus wide test message will be sent in the Fall semester during Security Awareness Week in September, and one will be sent in the Spring semester during the last week of January.  During the rest of the year, localized monthly testing will be made of the full system.  This will enable us to check on the functionality of all parts of the system each month without overloading the rest of the campus community with frequent test messages.

* 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: https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n6524o2.  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 td100@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.

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

* UE Athletics Announces Retirement Of Scott Haffner's Jersey

The University of Evansville athletics department has announced that the basketball jersey of Scott Haffner will be retired at the men’s basketball game against Southern Illinois next weekend.

A ceremony will take place as the Aces play SIU at the Ford Center on Saturday beginning at 7:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans at the game receive a Scott Haffner replica jersey t-shirt and special game programs will be sold commemorating his time with the Purple Aces. The unveiling will take place at halftime. Haffner is the first UE player to have his jersey retired in the Division I era.

“Scott Haffner embodies all that we hope to see in UE graduates. He had a very successful college career and now has added a very successful professional career as an executive at Eli Lilly,” UE Athletics Director John Stanley said. “We are thrilled to be able to honor Scott in this way and hope the many fans that saw him play during his career at UE will come to the game Saturday to help us celebrate this accomplishment.”

Haffner, who wore jersey #3, played at the University of Evansville from 1986 through 1989 after transferring from the University of Illinois in July of 1985. He remains sixth on the UE all-time scoring list as he finished with 1,686 points in just three seasons of play.

His top moment with the program came on February 18, 1989 when he scored a program-best 65 points in a 109-83 win over Dayton at Roberts Stadium. He hit 23 out of 29 shots along with 11 3-pointers and 8 free throws. That game remains as one of the top ten individual efforts in NCAA history. The 25th anniversary of that game is Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

That season also saw Haffner lead the Aces to the first NCAA Tournament win in the program’s Division I history. On March 17, 1989, he scored a team-best 26 points in leading Evansville to a 94-90 overtime win against Oregon State. He also scored 20 points in a second-round game versus Seton Hall.

Those performances saw him garner numerous accolades in his senior campaign, topped off by being named the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year. Other senior honors included: First Team COSIDA Academic All-America, NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient, MCC Student-Athlete of the Year, NABC All-District First Team and MCC First Team All-Conference. He remains one of just three Aces to earn his respective Player of the Year award in the Division I era.

“There is not a more deserving teammate, player or person than Scott Haffner,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said. “Scott did it all, earning All-America honors on the court and in the classroom. He continues to be a great representative of the University of Evansville and the basketball program today. I was honored to call him a teammate and am even more honored to call him a friend.”


Following his time at UE, Haffner was selected by the Miami Heat in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft. He played two seasons in the NBA, playing 43 games for the Heat as a rookie in the 1989-90 campaign as he averaged 4.6 points per game. After his rookie campaign, he spent the next season playing for the Charlotte Hornets where he played in seven contests.

His post-baskm etball career has been just as successful as his playing time. He currently works as a district sales manager with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. In 2013, Haffner was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame thanks to his illustrious career at Noblesville High School. He remains close to the program and head coach Marty Simmons to this day and speaks at the yearly character academy prior to each UE basketball season.

Haffner becomes just the sixth player in program history to have his jersey retired. A jersey retirement (jerseys are retired, not numbers) is the top individual honor a UE basketball player can receive from the program.

Below is the full list of players and their years at UE.

#19 – Gus Doerner – 1938-42
#40 – Ed Smallwood – 1957-60
#52 – Jerry Sloan – 1962-65
#50 – Larry Humes – 1963-66
#10 – Don Buse – 1969-72

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