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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What's Happening Today

* I-House: Syria

Don't miss I-House Syria tonight at 7 pm in the 2nd Floor Class of 59 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. Come hear from students what life is like in Syria.

* SGA Round Table: Elections

There will be a Round Table tonight, February 19, in Library 209 at 8:00 p.m. for those interested in running for office in Student Government. Positions being discussed will be president and vice president.

* 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

* UE Theatre Opens "Compleat Female Stage Beauty" In Shanklin Theatre

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre continues its 2013–2014 season with Jeffrey Hatcher’s Compleat Female Stage Beauty, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21 in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, 27, 28 and March 1 and at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 23 and March 2.

Inspiring the 2004 film Stage Beauty, A.O. Scott of the New York Times declares that the script lends historical insight into a time when “politics were as theatrical as theatre was political.” Set in 17th century England, a lavish period teeming with bawdiness and social intrigue, Edward Kynaston reigns supreme as the most famous portrayer of female roles. But when King Charles II changes the law to allow women on stage, Kynaston's world is shattered. His overwhelming desire to return to the limelight spurs a deliciously naughty plot for revenge in this highly charged sexual comedy exploring gender identity and wicked ambition.

Compleat Female Stage Beauty is directed by Professor R. Scott Lank; with scenic design by Sarah Dory, a senior from Greencastle, Ind.; costume design by Professor Patti McCrory; lighting design by Professor Stephen Boulmetis; sound design by Will Koch, a sophomore from Santa Claus, Ind.; and dramaturgy by Lily Steckman, a senior from Omaha, Neb.
The 15-member cast features seniors Trenton Schneiders, from Kenai, Ala., as Samuel Pepys; Julia Strange, from Louisville, Ky., as Nell Gwynn; juniors Robin Coppock, from Richland, Wash., as Edward Kynaston; Anders Nerheim, from Minnetrista, Minn., as Thomas Betterton; Olivia Hebert, from Arlington, Texas, as Maria; Hailey Lynn Suggs, from Austin, Texas, as Lady Meresvale; Christopher Hailey, from Friendswood, Texas, as Sir Charles Sedley; Sarah McAfee, from Clayton, Mo., as Margaret Hughes; and Aaron R. Johnson, from Floyds Knobs, Ind., as Charles II.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* #readingseries at 4 p.m. at The Slice on February 21

Please join us for the second installment of #readingseries on Friday, February 21 at 4 p.m. in the back room of The Slice for readings of poetry and nonfiction by UE creative writing students Emily Krieble, Alex Gallo, and Brodie Gress. Admission is free. Readings occur every 1st and 3rd Friday through April.

* 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!

* 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.

* 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!

* 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 http://www.rickettsindigo.com/.

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.

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling Required for Spring Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw or transfer, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold three sessions this semester, the first being Monday, February 24, at 1:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall Room 126. You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

Info You Should Know

* 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://acelink.evansville.edu/tools/employeeaward.

* 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.

* 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: 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.
 

* File the 2014-15 FAFSA by March 10 at www.fafsa.gov

File the 2014-15 FAFSA by March 10 at www.fafsa.gov

Returning students should file the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA school code is 001795.

Filing by March 10 is essential for Indiana residents, and highly recommended for all. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall, Room 116) at (812) 488-2364, (800) 424-8634 or financialaid@evansville.edu.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers parent and/or student IRS tax information to the FAFSA. Federal income tax returns for 2013 must have been filed electronically for 2-3 weeks to be available for this process. The IRS data retrieval function can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct a submitted FAFSA which had been filed using estimated tax information.

* 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.

* 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 http://pt.evansville.edu. If you have questions, please contact Sherri Chambliss, Operations Administrator, at sc9@evansville.edu.

* 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.

* 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.

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling Required for Spring Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw or transfer, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold three sessions this semester, the first being Monday, 2/24, @ 1:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall Rm 126. You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

Athletics

* Men's Basketball Hosts Southern Illinois Saturday Night

Aces fans, your men’s basketball team will take on Southern Illinois on Saturday, February 22, at 7:05 pm at the Ford Center. Fans are encouraged to wear white to Saturday night’s game, as the first 1,000 fans will receive a replica jersey t-shirt of Scott Haffner, who will have his jersey retired during halftime. Haffner set the record for most points scored in a game by an individual in UE history with 65 points in a game in 1989, and Haffner will be the first men’s basketball player to have his jersey retired in the Division I era. Seven inductees to the University of Evansville Athletics Hall of Fame will also be honored during halftime of the game after being officially enshrined to the hall of fame earlier on Saturday at a banquet at the Victory Theatre.

Saturday’s game will also be Military Appreciation Night. All active and former military members will receive free tickets to the game by either wearing their military uniform or showing their military ID. Family members of active and former military members can purchase tickets for $5 to Saturday’s game.

All full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to Saturday night’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.

Students also get free admission to Saturday’s game with their UE IDs, and can earn Student Rewards points, which can be redeemed for great prizes, for attending Saturday’s basketball game as well as all other Aces home events! The first 100 students at the game will receive a free replica jersey t-shirt!

Come out and support your fellow Purple Aces Saturday night as they take on the Salukis, and make sure to wear white to the Ford Center!

* Women's Basketball Hosts Southern Illinois Sunday Afternoon

Aces fans, your women’s basketball team will take on Southern Illinois on Sunday, February 23, at 2:00 pm at the Ford Center. Fans are encouraged to wear white to Sunday’s game, and the first 250 fans will receive free t-shirts.

There will be a clinic for all kids in grades 1-8 from 10-11 am at the Fifth Third Bank Practice Facility, with an autograph session taking place with the team and coaching staff directly afterward. The cost of this clinic will be $35, which will include a FREE ticket to the game at 2 pm. Please contact Doug Rogers at 488-1043 to register for the clinic or if you have any questions.

All full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to Sunday afternoon’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.

Students also get free admission to Sunday’s game with their UE IDs, and can earn Student Rewards points, which can be redeemed for great prizes, for attending Sunday’s basketball game as well as all other Aces home events! The first 50 students will receive free t-shirts!

Come out support your fellow Purple Aces Sunday afternoon as they take on the Salukis, and make sure to wear white to the Ford Center!

* Aces Basketball Travels North To Terre Haute

The longest rivalry in program history continues on Wednesday as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team makes the quick trek north on Route 41 to take on Indiana State on Wednesday evening.

Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. ET at the Hulman Center and fans may also watch the game live on ESPN3.com

The Purple Aces put up a strong effort against Wichita State, getting within five points with five minutes remaining, but a 19-8 run to finish the day helped the No. 2 Shockers take an 84-68 win on Sunday. For the fourth game in a row, the trio of D.J. Balentine, Egidijus Mockevicius and
Blake Simmons finished in double figures; Mockevicius and Balentine finished with 19 points apiece.

Evansville finished with a 28-26 rebounding advantage marking the first time UE has outrebounded Wichita in eight games; it was a season low for the Shockers and marked just the third time this season they have been on the losing end of the rebounding battle.

It is hard to say that any 19-point day is quiet, but D.J. Balentine finished at that mark against Wichita State, going 5-17 while adding a 6-6 day from the charity stripe. He has posted double figures in 26 out of 27 games, the top such effort since Marcus Wilson finished in double figures in 28 out of 30 games in the 1997-98 season.

For the first time in 16 seasons, a UE player has registered six double-doubles as Egidijus
Mockevicius posted 19 points and 10 rebounds. The last player to record six was Chris
Hollender, who did so in 1997-98; Andy Elkins was the last player to surpass that tally as he had 9 in 1994-95. His 10 caroms helped him to take the lead by percentage points in the Valley with 8.0 rebounds per game; he pushed his league game average to 8.8/contest.

Indiana State has themselves in prime position entering the Missouri Valley Conference; sitting at 20-6 overall and 11-3 in league play, the Sycamores hold a four game lead in the race for second place in the league. Over the course of the season, ISU has outscored the opposition by an average of 5.1 points per game, second only behind Wichita State; part of that success can be attributed to their defense, they are tied for second in the MVC in turnover margin at
+1.08 while posting the third-best assist/ turnover ratio at 1.2.

Leading the way for Indiana State is senior Jake Odum, who scores 12.6 points while averaging 4.7 assists, second in the MVC; he had a strong outing in the first game against UE this season as he finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Sycamores average double digits as Manny Arop checks in with 11.6 and Khristian Smith is third with 11.3 PPG; Smith was the top scorer in the first game, tallying a game-high 27 points on the strength of an 11-of-13 day from the field.

Evansville’s longest rivalry has seen the Sycamores take wins in 86 out of 161 games in a series that dates back to January 7, 1921. In Terre Haute, the Purple Aces have posted a 23-55 mark but have fallen in three of the last four trips to the Hulman Center. Since the 2010-11 season, Indiana State has won six out of seven meetings with the UE win coming in the form of an 84-68 triumph in the final home game of last season.

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