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Thursday, February 27, 2014

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* Free UE Student Tickets & Buy One, Get One Free Offer For Faculty & Staff For Final Performances Of Compleat Female Stage Beauty

The University of Evansville Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s Compleat Female Stage Beauty, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 2:00 pm, Sunday, in Shanklin Theatre.
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.

Directed by Professor R. Scott Lank, Compleat Female Stage Beauty marks over 55 productions directed by Lank at UE.  For a behind-the-scenes look at the show, check out this video, created by Aaron Johnson, a junior theatre performance major from Floyds Knobs, Indiana:

UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, non-UE students and UE faculty/staff.  Buy One, Get One FREE postcards are being delivered to departments this week, and tickets may be purchased at the Shanklin Theatre Ticket Office, noon to curtain.  To reserve by phone, please call 488.2031.

* Students - be sure to attend "UEAAA: the History & the Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship" presentation

The University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) will discuss “UEAAA: the History and the Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship” on Thursday, February 27, from 5-7 p.m., Eykamp 252.253/254/255, Ridgway University Center.

This presentation will detail the history of UEAAA on campus and the Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship (first African American graduate of the University of Evansville) awarded each year to African American students on campus.

The scholarship award will be presented at the UEAAA Luncheon on April 26.

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, February 27, 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.

* This Week's Writing Bootcamp: Outlines, Introductions and Conclusions

On Thursday, February 27 at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center - learn to incorporate vivid language into your introductions and conclusions, and learn how outlining can help organize your thoughts and make writing your essays easier. Whether you’re writing a research paper or just want to make your writing more compelling in general, it’s all about detail and organization!

* AT-shirts for Haiti

Over Spring Break three AT students are headed to Haiti where they will be serving at several orphanages throughout the week and distributing clothes, food, and medical supplies! Clothing donations are always greatly appreciated, and what do college students have more of than t-shirts!? We've all got that t-shirt drawer, likely overflowing and this could be your head start on spring cleaning! We will have a donation table set up in Ridgway University Center sponsored by AT Club!

Table times are:
Feb. 27 from 4-8 pm
Feb. 28 from 10 am-1 pm and 5-8 pm

Contact an AT major if you have questions!

* Be a part of UEGive:24 Today!

Today is UEGive:24 is a 24-hour blitz campaign with a goal of $10,000 to support the student scholarships, harlaxton scholarships, and student-athlete scholarships. With 95% of UE students receiving scholarship assistance your gifts to these funds are IMPORTANT.

It's simple to make a gift go online at select the scholarship fund you wish to support and make your gift of $24.

Get friends and family involved and ask them to support the University you love. Great universities are built by great communities and with your help UE will continue to offer great student scholarship support.

Be a part of something BIG for only $24 at


Upcoming Events

* Bach-a-thon! Sunday, March 2 in Neu Chapel

A Bach-a-thon concert honoring composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) will be presented on Sunday, March 2, in Neu Chapel from 3:00-6:00 p.m. In addition to choral selections from Bach’s St. John Passion, UE faculty, students, alumni, and friends will perform music for organ, harpsichord, flute, and piano. UE students and faculty performers include Henry Maurer, Elizabeth Long, William Hemminger, Douglas Reed, and Garnet Ungar

Program Schedule
3:00-3:55 p.m.
Matthew Vanover
First Singers, First United Methodist Church (Henderson, KY)
Henry Maurer
Dr. Garnet Ungar

4:00-4:55 p.m.
Robert Nicholls, FAGO
Helen S. Reed, AAGO

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Mark X. Hatfield, CAGO
Dr. Bill Hemminger
Isaiah Seibert
Elizabeth Long
Rachel Bennett
Dr. Douglas Reed

Donations and pledges will benefit the Mamie Dufford Scholarship Fund and other educational programs of the University of Evansville and Evansville chapters of the American Guild of Organists.

* PRE Spring Break Sale

The UE Bookstore will be having a PRE Spring Break sale March 3-7. All UE clothing and gift items will be 20% OFF the original price. Items already on clearance or discounted are excluded from additional discount. Stop in and browse and pick up something for Spring Break.

* Special CrWrtg Coffee Hour featuring William Baer Set for Today!

Join us for a Special Coffee Hour featuring Professor of English William Baer sponsored by the Department of Creative Writing on Thursday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

In his first reading ever,  Baer will read from his newest work.

The recipient of a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, and a creative writing grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Baer is the author of 16 books, including five collections of poetry, the first receiving the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize and the fourth receiving the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Award. His work has appeared in over three hundred literary journals including: The American Scholar, The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, London Magazine, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The Southern Review.

Baer’s various plays have been produced at more than twenty-five American theaters, including the Metropolitan Playhouse of New York, Chicago Dramatists, and The 13th Street Theatre in Greenwich Village. His most recent play, Three Generations of Imbeciles, received the New Works of Merit National Playwriting Award and was chosen for the regionals of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Baer currently teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of Evansville and has served as the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.



Celebrate MESCON MONDAY every Monday in March by wearing your MESCON t-shirt from previous MESCONs. MESCON, the University of Evansville’s Math, Engineering, and Science CONference, is a unique undergraduate research conference that provides a vehicle for undergraduate students to participate in a research conference with a focus on math, engineering and science. The conference continues to grow, attracting over 100 undergraduate participants from multiple universities and colleges across the tri-state. MESCON offers prize money for the best presentations/papers. This year’s conference will be Saturday, March 29. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Robert Gallucci, who will be speaking on “Larger Truths of an R&D Career.” More information regarding MESCON can be found at the website: If you have participated in previous MESCONs, please join us in supporting MESCON by wearing your MESCON t-shirts every Monday in March.

* Let´s Go Bowling

A bowling event has been organized by the International Club. Admission $10 (2 hours). The event is planned for Saturday, March 1 from 3-5 p.m. Those wanting to participate should meet at Jazzman´s at 2.30 pm. Potential drivers, please contact mt159.


Info You Should Know

* 2014 ZPC Scholarship Application

The University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) is pleased to announce the application process for the Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Scholarship is now open. Alumni members raised the necessary funds to make this an endowed scholarship and named it in honor of Ms. Zerah Priestly Carter ’38, the first African American graduate of the University. The deadline to return all materials to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is Friday, March 14. This scholarship will be awarded each year to deserving African American UE student (s). The 2014 scholarship funds are in addition to other financial aid/scholarships awarded to the recipient! Interested and qualified students are encouraged to apply at this time.

Go to the UEAAA Website ( to see the criteria for the scholarship or to download an application.

Questions? Contact H. Angela Williams at 812-488-2900 or

* BUS 270 Class Selling Sunglasses at Discount

Aces of Shades, a student run business for the BUS 270 class, is selling Oakley sunglasses for a 30% discount off retail this semester. They also offer select styles of Maxx sunglasses for $15. Message Will Knights (wk30) for more information!

* 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.



* Gieselman to Speak at Interfaith Forum in London, England

University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman has been invited to make a presentation and participate in a panel discussion with the “Christian-Muslim Forum” in London, England, on March 12. Gieselman will speak particularly from the vantage point of including atheists at the interfaith table and in interfaith conversations.

The event, “A Conversation about Atheism: The Missing Link in Interfaith?” will explore broad questions of interfaith engagement such as, “How should people of faith relate to atheists and humanists?” and “?Do the same principles of respectful dialogue apply when engaging with those of no faith?”

The Christian-Muslim Forum launched in January 2006, realizing a strategic initiative, begun by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2001, considering the advisability of a bilateral forum bringing together in one body the range of Christian Churches and Muslim traditions in England.

An extensive ‘listening exercise’ was carried out over a period of two years by an eminent group of Muslims and Christian representatives appointed by the Archbishop in consultation with Muslim leadership. The consultations extended across the Muslim and Christian communities nationally and regionally, and also included the other main faith communities and government bodies. The group’s conclusion was clear: that a forum whose fundamental purpose is ‘to help Christians and Muslims to live and work together creatively and harmoniously in our plural society’, would be beneficial to the common good.

The objectives of the Christian-Muslim Forum are to:
• Weave a web of open, honest and committed personal relationships between Christians and Muslims;
• Encourage shared reflection on the spiritual, theological, scholarly, ethical and practical values of the two traditions in order to offer resources for citizenship in our society;
• Build a shared public platform to strengthen Christians and Muslims working together for the common good in partnership with others;
• Develop channels of communication to help Christians and Muslims together to respond to events, which test our relationship.

In all this work we seek to remain faithful to our own commitment as Christians and Muslims while growing in our relationship with each other, understanding of each other’s tradition, and our ability to work together for the good of our communities and society as a whole. For more information,

* Ebeling presents on the Jezreel Expedition at Oberlin College

Associate Professor of Archaeology and co-director of the Jezreel Expedition Jennie Ebeling, gave the 2014 Herbert G. May Lecture in Biblical Studies at Oberlin College on February 24. Her talk, entitled "Drinking with Ancients: Excavating a Jezreel Winery Complex," focused on the remains of a biblical-period winery installation uncovered by the Jezreel team in 2013 and the place of wine in ancient Israelite culture.

* UE Education Students Elected to Statewide Offices

UE education students Aaron McGee and Janice Green were elected to the offices of vice president and Region 4 representative, respectively, of the Indiana Student Education Association (ISEA). They will serve one year in these offices. UE student Grace Hayes currently serves as the president of ISEA.

* Students Present Research at Physiology Conference

Senior Emmy Ogawa and freshman Mandy Feagans presented their research at the 4th annual meeting of the Indiana Physiological Society on February 22. Emmy, a biology major, presented her poster on acoustic behavior in geckos, research conducted at UE with Dr. Gordon (Biology). Mandy is a neuroscience major who's work was conducted as part of a summer internship at Eli Lilly and investigated the role of the neuropeptide orexin in addictive behaviors. Both presentations were well received.



* Aces Host Conference Leaders Wichita State Tonight in Televised Game

Aces fans, your women’s basketball team will take on MVC leaders Wichita State on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm at the Ford Center. Thursday night’s game will be the first televised women’s basketball game for the Aces at the Ford Center, and will be aired on regional FOX Sports networks, Comcast SportsNet Chicago and ESPN3.

A free shuttle bus will take students to the Ford Center for the game. The shuttle bus will pick up students at 6:15 pm, and the pick-up location will be in front of the Carson Center off of Walnut St., just north of the Ridgway University Center. The bus will then be available at the Ford Center around 10 minutes after the game finishes to take students back to campus.

Before Thursday’s game, there will be a Faculty/Staff Recognition for several University of Evansville faculty and staff members. These faculty and staff members were chosen by women’s basketball players for having a positive impact on their academic career so far at UE.

Students get free admission to Thursday’s game with their UE IDs, and can earn double rewards points for attending the game! Raffle tickets will also be handed out to all students in attendance when you pick up your tickets, and students can win vouchers from Papa John’s and other great Aces prizes with these raffle tickets!

All full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to Thursday night’s game as well as the remaining women’s basketball game on Saturday, March 1. 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.

Come out and support your fellow Purple Aces Thursday night as they take on the Shockers, and help us Fill the Ford for the first home women’s televised game of the year!

* Evansville Topples No. 4 Vanderbilt, 8-3

The University of Evansville baseball team grabbed an early lead and never looked back, as the Purple Aces upset No. 4 Vanderbilt, 8-3, Wednesday evening at Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Evansville (4-3) scored early and often against Vanderbilt (7-2) starter TJ Pecoraro (0-1), plating three runs in each of the first two innings to take a 6-0 advantage, and the Aces' bullpen stranded nine Commodore base runners over the final seven innings to secure the win.

Junior Kevin Kaczmarski was one of three UE hitters to finish with multiple RBI, as he went 1-for-3 and drove in three runs, while junior Boomer Synek and sophomore Josh Jyawook drove in two runs apiece. Senior Jake Mahon bolstered the Evansville offense by going 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

Mahon led off the game by getting hit by a pitch, Jyawook followed by drawing a walk and junior Kyle Pollock singled through the left side, before Kaczmarski cleared the bases with a triple to the gap in right center, putting the Aces up, 3-0.

In the second, junior Jarod Perry started the inning with a bunt single and moved to third on a double down the right field line off the bat of Mahon. Jyawook then came through with a two-run single up the middle, before Pecoraro was pulled after walking Pollock. Commodore reliever John Kilichowski then proceeded to issue back-to-back walks to Kaczmarski and Synek to extend UE's lead to 6-0.

VU broke through by scoring two runs in the bottom of the third to cut the margin to 6-2, as Ro Coleman started the two-out rally by getting hit with a pitch. Dansby Swanson moved Coleman into scoring position with a single, before Nolan Rogers looped a double into left, driving in both runs.

Evansville's offense went quiet with Kilichowski on the mound, as he allowed just four base runners on a hit and four walks in hits 5.2 innings of relief, notching seven strikeouts. However, the Aces' bullpen was able to work out of jams and hold Vanderbilt to just one run over the final six frames.

Sophomore Brent Jurceka provided one of the key stops in the bottom of the seventh, as he inherited a pair of base runners with no outs, but worked around a walk and out of the jam to keep the Commodores off the board. The sophomore righty entered the game and struck out Rogers, before loading the bases by walking Zander Wiel. Jurceka then got Rhett Wiseman to line out and fanned Xavier Turner to keep the bases full.

Evansville added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth by taking advantage of a pair of hit batters and a walk, and senior Sam Johns retired VU in order in the bottom of the frame to complete the upset.

Junior Matt Rodgers (2-0) did not allow a hit and struck out three to earn the victory on the mound and was one of eight pitchers used by UE.

Evansville will be at home for the first time this season, when it opens a three-game home stand with visiting Western Illinois Friday at 3 p.m. at Braun Stadium.


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