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Friday, February 21, 2014

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* #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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Vespers in Neu Chapel this Sunday

Students from the Indiana University Early Music Institute will provide music for the next Neu Chapel Vespers service on Sunday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m. Vanessa Castillo, violin; Claire Daniels, soprano; Eric Fisher, viola da gamba; and Kirk Rich, harpsichord will perform sacred works by Buxtehude, Handel, and Bach during the Vesper service.

With roots in ancient Jewish worship, the Divine Office of Vespers, featuring Psalm singing and the lighting of lamps, has been observed throughout the Christian world for at least 1500 years. With the support of the Neu Chapel Society and the UE chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the University of Evansville Department of Religious Life offers Vesper services for the spiritual enlightenment of the campus and the larger community.

* 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 (, (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.

* 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!

* 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.

* 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

* February Pcard Cycle Ending

The February 2014 Pcard cycle ends February 21. Cardholders may finish reconciling transactions and print the February cycle statement on February 23 or before the GL upload on February 28.

* Vehicle Rental News!

Good News! Enterprise Holdings (Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent-A-Car), one of UE’s preferred rental vehicle providers, has recently announced a change in their driver age requirements. Effective immediately, UE drivers must be 21 yrs. of age or older to drive an Enterprise Holdings rental on a business related trip. This is a positive change that standardizes the age requirement to 21 replacing a previous 25 yrs. old driver requirement on non-standard vehicle rentals. For your convenience, the "Enterprise Holdings Quick Reference Guide" has been updated on the Travel website on AceLink. For questions, contact Kim Winsett in the Office of Administrative Services at extension 2940 or kw83.

* 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
* Sign in with your UE ID and password.
* Select Office.
* Select your language.
n Click Install.

– Note: You should uninstall previous versions before installing.

If you have any questions, please contact the OTS Help Desk at or 488-2077
Free Software!

* Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowships available through UE Alumni Association

The University of Evansville Alumni Association initiated the fellowship program in 1972 to encourage faculty research and scholarly activity and to provide another avenue of funding for such efforts besides that provided by the University. This program, known as ARSAF, is funded entirely by gifts from alumni. Approximately $15,000.00 is awarded annually.

The application deadline for funds for the 2014-2015 fiscal year is 5 p.m. on April 1. More details and the online application can be found at Questions? Contact or extension 2586.

* Counseling Services Would Like to Inform Campus of Mental Health America of Vanderburgh County – Community Forum

The office of Counseling Services would like to inform the campus of a community sponsored event pertaining to anxiety. There will be a free seminar presented by Jim Karns, LCSW, which will address different types of anxiety disorders, symptoms, and treatment options on February 26 at 7 p.m. at  Central Library, Browning Room.

For additional information, call 436-4352 or 426-2640 or call Counseling Services at 488-2663.

* 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

* 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.

* 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

* 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.

* 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.



* Cirino Joins Hemingway Letters Project

Associate Professor of English Mark Cirino has been named a Contributing Editor to the Hemingway Letters Project. He will assist in the production of forthcoming volumes and will assume a leading role in the writing and editing responsibilities for the volume covering 1948-1951, spanning the writing and publication of Hemingway’s novel set in Venice, Across the River and into the Trees.

Headquartered at The Pennsylvania State University under General Editor Sandra Spanier, The Hemingway Letters Project is producing a comprehensive scholarly edition of the author’s some 6,000 letters, approximately 85 percent of them never before published. Cambridge University Press is publishing the series in a projected seventeen volumes.

The Hemingway Letters Project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and has been designated a We, the People project, “a special recognition by the NEH for model projects that advance the study, teaching, and understanding of American history and culture.” Pulitzer Prize winning historian A. Scott Berg has referred to these volumes as “a literary treasure trove.”

Volume 1 was published in 2011 and Volume 2 in 2013. Cambridge University Press expects Volume 3 to be published in 2015.

Cirino is the co-program director of the 16th biennial Hemingway conference, to be held in Venice in June. Two forthcoming books, Reading Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees and Imagining Spain: 21st-Century Essays on Hemingway and the Spanish World (co-edited with Mark P. Ott) will be published in 2015 by Kent State University Press.

For the latest updates, visit

Follow the Hemingway Letters Project on Twitter at: @HemingwayLetter

* LaNeeca Williams and Angela Williams to Speak at Dare to Dream Celebration this Saturday

Diversity & Equity Officer LaNeeca Williams and Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations H. Angela Williams will be guest speakers at Line Street Church's "Dare to Dream" Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 22 at 6 pm. Line Street Church is on 756 Line Street, Evansville, IN.



* Evansville Tennis Set For First Home Matches

With the cancellation of last week’s home match versus Eastern Illinois, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team will open up its home slate with a pair of matches this weekend.

On Friday, UT Martin makes the trek to Evansville while Murray State comes in a day later. Both contests begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at Tri-State Athletic Club.

Last weekend, the Aces fell to 0-5 on the season despite a hard-fought effort at SIU Edwardsville. The team opened up by taking the doubles point as the duos of Mina Milovic/Natasha James and Marketa Trousilova/Marina Moreno picked up doubles wins.

In singles play, Evansville earned a pair of wins as James earned a triumph at flight two and Kelsey Costales was victorious in the fifth slot.

UT Martin has played just two matches so far, falling at Lipscomb by a 4-3 final before taking a 5-2 defeat against Central Arkansas on Sunday. The Skyhawks are paced by senior Ivon Simic, who led the way with eight singles wins and nine doubles victories a season ago.

The Racers have split their first six matches of the season, going 3-3 with wins over Lindsey Wilson, Arkansas State and Central Arkansas. Last Saturday, Murray State earned a 6-1 triumph over UCA before falling by a 4-3 final to MVC foe Southern Illinois in Carbondale. They faced #33 Memphis on Feb. 7, falling by a 5-0 final.

Andrea Eskauriatza has been the Racers’ top performer this year, going 4-2 in the spring whiel finishing fall tournament play with an 8-1 mark. In doubles, she has teamed with Erin Patton to win five out of six contests in 2014.

* Dickey Featured in 2014 Jackie Stiles Trophy Update

Each week, the Missouri Valley Conference will provide an update on the top Jackie Stiles Trophy candidates from MVC schools. This week's update is through games of Feb. 19 and this week's video highlights UE freshman guard Sara Dickey.

For more information click here:

* 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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