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Thursday, February 20, 2014

What's Happening Today

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, February 20, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Organizations should remember to send a representative. Meetings are open to all of campus.

* 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.

* 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!

Upcoming Events

* This Weekend in Music: A Jazz Weekend

The Department of Music continues its Jazz Guest Artist Series in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday afternoon, February 23, at 4:00 with a concert featuring pianist Tom Drury and his Quartet. Mr. Drury studied music and participated in the jazz programs at the Universities of Iowa and Michigan, and has rapidly established himself as a mainstay of the local Evansville jazz scene. Tom and his quartet are becoming known for their exciting interpretations of classic jazz and original compositions. Other members of the Quartet include saxophonist Eric Scales, bassist Mike Rodenberg, and drummer Pat Moore. These musicians are among the most outstanding jazz players in the Evansville area and long-time favorites of local audiences. Both Tom Drury and Eric Scales teach at the University of Southern Indiana.

The Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society. Admission is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Jazz Society members, and $5.00 for students with I.D. Tickets will be available at the door or can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 488-2754. For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy (EL2@evansville.edu, (812) 488-2227).

The University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Zifer, will be traveling to the prestigious 47th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival this weekend. The Jazz Ensemble was selected amongst hundreds of applications to not only attend but to compete at the festival. Additionally, the ensemble will be appearing at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center in Vincennes on their way up to Elmhurst. This will be UE's fifth appearance at the festival, and they have received honorable mentions for student improvised solos and original compositions. The ensemble members will also get to hear the Count Basie Orchestra and the Gil Evans Trio while at the conference.

Music Education major and clarinetist Matthew Banks will present a Junior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. Matthew is a student of Dr. Thomas Josenhans. The recital is free and open to the public.
 

* 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.

* 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!

* 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

* Free Microsoft Office 365 for Students

The University of Evansville Office of Technology Services is providing Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus free of charge to all students!

How to get it:
* Be a UE student.
* Visit portal.microsoftonline.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx.
* Sign in with your UE ID and password.
* Select Office.
* Select your language.
n Click Install.

– Note: You should uninstall previous versions before installing.
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If you have any questions, please contact the OTS Help Desk at help@evansville.edu or 488-2077
Free Software!
Microsoft STUDENT ADVANTAGE
 

* Nominations for SGA Positions Start Today!

Nominations for the positions of SGA President, Vice President, Senior Trustee, and Academic Fund Board Chairperson will begin today at the SGA meeting. Nomination forms can be picked up at the meeting (5:00 PM in SOBA 170) or in the Center for Student Engagement. Questions should be emailed to Shaun Sizemore at ss485.

* 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.

* 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

* Aces Fall Just Short At Indiana State, 59-54

Egidijus Mockevicius posted his fourth double-double in five games, but a late spurt gave Indiana State a 59-54 victory on Wednesday evening at the Hulman Center.

Mockevicius hit 5 of his 8 shots and 7 out of 9 free throws while posting 12 caroms to lead all players. D.J. Balentine was the other lone Ace (11-17, 4-11 MVC) in double digits with 19.

A defensive first half began the exact opposite way as the Sycamores (21-6, 12-3 MVC) reeled off the first 10 points of the game on a 4-5 start from the floor. Justin Gant and Jake Kitchell downed a triple apiece in the run. Adam Wing got the Aces on the board just over three minutes in, ending an 0-3 opening for UE with two turnovers.

Down 16-6, Evansville got back in the game, scoring four in a row, led by an Egidijus Movkevicius old fashioned 3-point play with 12:37 remaining in the first half. UE’s deficit would remain in single digits over the remainder of the half, getting as low as three points in the final minute as Duane Gibson hit a jumper from the free throw line making it a 30-27 game. At the buzzer, it was Khristian Smith hitting a shot of his own to send the Sycamores into halftime up 32-27.

After making 5 of their first 6 shots, Indiana State went just 6-of 18 over the remainder of the period, including a 4/11 effort from outside. Jake Odum posted ten points in the half as he made six free throws in seven trips to the stripe. Mockevicius had 8 points and 7 rebounds to lead UE at the break.

Indiana State scored four of the first six points after halftime, but UE quickly bounced back, knocking down three shots in a row to cut the Sycamore lead to just one at 36-35. Balentine, Mockevicius and Gibson each hit a bucket in the rally.

Just as fast as they got back in the game, the three’s started falling once against for Indiana State. This time it was Devonte Brown and Lucas Eitel connecting from downtown. Balentine and the Aces would have none of it; the sophomore hit two treys in a row to get within one once again at 44-43 inside of the 12-minute mark.

The rally continued as Mockevicius continued his rebounding tare as he converted his 10th carom of the night into his 15th point, but more importantly, it gave Evansville its first lead of the night at 47-46 just past the midway point of the second stanza. UE got it done on both ends, hitting 7 of their first 14 shots of the second half while holding ISU to 6-of-17 in the first 12 minutes of the frame.

Odum put an end to what was an 18-10 run by UE, knocking down a pair of free throws to put Indiana State back on top with seven minutes left. Dawon Cummings became the sixth Sycamore to hit a trey, extending the lead to 51-47, but a Blake Simmons triple, coupled with a Balentine jumper, saw Evansville go back up 52-51 inside of five minutes remaining.

At the 4 minute mark, Odum hit his sixth bucket of the evening to give the lead back to the Sycamores; that edge grew to three, where it stood inside of 30 seconds remaining. Down 57-54, Evansville missed a pair of triples over that span as Indiana State got the ball back and was able to hit two late free throws to clinch the 59-54 victory.

Leading the Sycamore attacked was Odum, who totaled a game-high 22 points. He was the lone ISU player in double figures. He also led ISU in rebounds (7) and assists (5). His efforts helped ISU finish with a 31-29 edge on the boards while slightly outshooting UE by a 43%-40% final.

The Aces are back at the Ford Center for their final two home games of the season. That begins on Saturday as Evansville is home to play Southern Illinois. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. and will be Military Appreciation Day as all service members, current and former, will be admitted free. The 2013-14 UE Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be recognized at halftime and former UE great Scott Haffner will have his jersey retired. It will be a great atmosphere for all.
 

* 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!

* 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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