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Friday, February 28, 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Prioritization Prayer Service in Neu Chapel, March 3 at Noon

The campus community is invited to attend a 20-minute, Prioritization Prayer Service this Monday at noon in Neu Chapel. Prayers will be offered for students, faculty, administrators, and staff as the Prioritization process continues in the reading of copious reports by members of our UE family. During the service, each division on campus will be named and prayed for, understanding that we are all in this process together. From its founding, UE has been a close-knit community and has always been a place of support and good cheer. The Prioritization Prayer Service will affirm that history and give a nod to our future together.

If you are unable to attend because of a prior commitment or day-to-day responsibilities, please feel free to send a prayer request to Tammy Gieselman, University Chaplain, All prayer requests will be held in confidence unless otherwise noted as a public prayer request.

* University Worship this Sunday, Neu Chapel, 10:30AM

All are invited to attend University Worship this Sunday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel! All are welcome at the table, so join us as we seek to understand better our place in the world and God’s love for us all. Donuts and coffee bar opens at 10:00 a.m.

* Circle of Sisterhood Week

March is women’s history month so the Panhellenic Council has planned some activities to kick off the month.
Monday, March 3 is International Badge Day, so we encourage all sorority women and fraternity men on campus to wear their badge or letters on Monday.

• On Tuesday-Thursday, March 4-6 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm daily in Ridgway University Center, there will be Penny Wars to support The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation. Circle of Sisterhood’s mission is to remove barriers and provide opportunities for women worldwide to receive an education. Please donate your spare change to one of the fraternity or sorority jars available in Ridgway.

• On Thursday, March 6 at 9:30 pm, SAB has graciously allotted their weekly movie slot to the Panhellenic Council so we can show the movie Miss Representation. The film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Kim Cater (kc197) or Cara Wood (cf107)

* 2014 Vukovich Concerto Competition at UE

On Sunday, March 2, the department of music will host its annual "Vukovich Concerto Competition." 11 talented UE music students will vie for a chance to perform a concerto with the UE University Symphony Orchestra during the 2014-2015 season. The competition will be held in Wheeler Auditorium in the Krannert Fine Arts Building starting at 7 PM. The competition is free admission and open to the public.

* 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.


* A Fun Get-Together

There will be a fun get-together on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm in the Moore Hall Lobby. Spend an hour relaxing in the midst of studying for midterms. Feel free to bring your friends!


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.

* Paul Jones '71 to Speak on Doing Business in China and India, A CEO's Perspective

An Institute Speaker Series event with Paul Jones ’71, Executive Chairman, A.O. Smith Corporation, will be co-hosted by the Schroeder School of Business and the College of Engineering and Computer Science on Tuesday, March 4.  Jones will speak on Doing Business in China and India, a CEO’s Perspective at a student forum in the Ridgway University Center Room 252 on Tuesday, March 4 from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  This event will count towards the ACES Passport Program for business majors.

From humble beginnings in a small mid-western town to leader of a successful global company, Paul Jones will share the story of his leadership journey as he remade A.O. Smith Corporation and successfully took its value proposition of innovation to two of the largest emerging economies on the globe.  The forum is free and open to the entire campus community; those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP here.

Jones joined A.O. Smith in January 2004 as president and COO.  Prior to this, he held executive positions at U.S. Can Company, Greenfield Industries Inc., and General Electric where he successfully progressed through the ranks for 19 years.   Jones graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in 1971 and serves on the University Board of Trustees.

* Andiron Lecture to Feature Eduardo Mendoza-Santiago on March 5,

Eduardo Mendoza-Santiago will discuss "The Classical Guitar in Evansville" at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, March 5. The lecture will be in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, starting at 4 p.m. There will be a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m.

Mendoza-Santiago earned a bachelor’s degree at the National School of Music in Mexico and a master’s degree at the IU School of Music where he participated with the Latin American Music Ensemble and the Ex Art Music Association. He is completing his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota.

He has performed as a soloist in some of the most prestigious venues in Mexico City, which include the Fine Arts Palace, the National Museum of Art, and the National Center for the Arts. He has performed across the US and internationally and broadcasted live for radio UNAM in Mexico City and for Hola Bloomington in Indiana. He has also organized music festivals and given lectures on the history of classical music.

Mendoza-Santiago has won the Scott and Kathryn Schurz Scholarship, the Azcapotzalco Government Scholarship, and the IU-Jacobs School of Music Associate Instruction position, among others. He has been featured as a distinguished fellowship recipient for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.

Classical guitar has had a slow but positive development within the field of fine arts around the world. In Evansville, there have been efforts to promote this genre with Professor Renato Butturi and the Classical Guitar Society. However, there is still more work to be done. Other universities within the Evansville area do not offer classical guitar degrees, and recitals and lessons are limited. This lecture will explore different ways in which classical guitar can be promoted, taught, and performed within the Evansville area.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589


Info You Should Know

* Phone Scam - Alert

Scam calls are being received on campus again. Most recently the incoming phone numbers are 614-906-7706 (Ohio)and 347-329-4437(N.Y., New Jersey). Both of these numbers have been linked to scams.

If you receive calls from unfamiliar callers asking for information, please ask them questions such as what company the they represent, where they are located, and do not disclose information. Offer to forward them to the Office of Administrative Services. If it is a scam call, usually, the caller will hang up.

Please report scam calls to the Office of Administrative Services at extension 2940 or kw83.

* Select Your Room in a Residence Hall

Returning students - are you interested in living in the residence halls next year? Come find out how you can select your room for next year. Information meetings about the residence hall selection process for returning students will take place on on March 4, 5, and 6 at 4:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm each night (on Marcn 4 and 5 we are in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center and on March 6 we will be in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center).

Students who will be abroad for Fall 2014 do not need to attend.

Students who entered as of Fall 2013 have a 2 year residency requirement.

More information about the housing selection process can be found on the residence life section of the university website at

* 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!



* 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,

* 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 Softball Hosts Evansville Invitational Saturday

The Aces softball team kicks off its home slate at Cooper Stadium for the 2014 season this weekend as they host the Evansville Invitational on Saturday, March 1. Schedule changes have trimmed the two-day tournament down to just action on Saturday, as the Aces will host Northern Illinois and Northern Kentucky after the two visiting teams square off in the opener in the morning. The Aces are scheduled to take on Northern Illinois at 1:30 pm and Northern Kentucky at 3:30 pm.

Faculty and staff receive free admission to all softball games by showing their UE IDs at one of the ticket windows near Cooper Stadium. Students also get free admission by showing their IDs, and can receive Student Rewards points by checking in at a ticket window with their IDs or ID numbers. These Student Rewards points can be redeemed for great prizes at the Carson Center or in Ridgway when an Aces Marketing Staff member is set up at one of the Ridgway tables!

Come out and support the Aces softball team on Saturday as they open their home slate in the Evansville Invitational against Northern Illinois and Northern Kentucky!

* Women's Basketball Hosts Missouri State on Senior Day Saturday

Aces fans, your women’s basketball team will take the court for the final time at the Ford Center this season on Saturday, March 1 as they take on Missouri State at 2 pm. Saturday’s game will be Senior Day, and the Aces senior players, managers, and athletic trainers will be honored before the game.

All full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to Saturday afternoon’s game. 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!

Come out and support your fellow Purple Aces Saturday afternoon as they take on the Bears on Senior Day and the last home game of the season!

* Aces Baseball Opens Home Slate With Series Against Western Illinois

The Aces baseball team kicks off its home slate at Braun Stadium for the 2014 season this weekend as they face Western Illinois in a four-game series. The Aces and Leathernecks face off on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 3 pm. On Saturday, the two teams will play a doubleheader, with the first game scheduled to get underway at 1 pm. The Aces and Leathernecks close out the series on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 1 pm.

Faculty and staff receive free admission to all baseball games by showing their UE IDs at one of the ticket windows near Braun Stadium. Students also get free admission by showing their IDs, and can receive Student Rewards points by checking in at a ticket window with their IDs or ID numbers. These Student Rewards points can be redeemed for great prizes at the Carson Center or in Ridgway when an Aces Marketing Staff member is set up at one of the Ridgway tables!

Come out and support the Aces baseball team all weekend, and all season long, as they open their home slate against the visiting Leathernecks of Western Illinois!

* Volleyball Summer Camps Announced

Following a first season that saw several record-breaking performances, University of Evansville volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion has announced his summer camp schedule that will feature four different camp options over the summer.

All camps will take place in late July and give children of all ages the opportunity to learn several different facets of volleyball from Concepcion and his staff.

Set for July 21 and 22, the Purple Day Camp is for 1st through 8th graders. This camp will be focused on teaching players the essential volleyball skills in order to become mechanically efficient by emphasizing on technical training. The main goal is to give individual attention to each camper. Each athlete will be broken down into groups based on the skill level.

Just after that, the Orange Day Camp is slated to take place on July 23 and 24 and is for 9th through 12th graders. The specifics of the camp are similar to that of the Purple Camp, but will feature training set for those in the upper grades.

The Team Camp completes a busy week of action and is for teams that contain between 8 and 14 players and is set for the 25th through 27th. The objective of this camp is to develop offensive and defensive systems that will capitalize your team strengths and your opponent weaknesses. Each team will be introduced to the scientific-based philosophy used by the best collegiate programs around the nation and teams at the international level.

Campers can also save by combining one of the day camps with the team camp. Full information is available by visiting the official camp website by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Concepcion at 812-488-2755.

More details about the camp are below:

Purple Camp (July 21 & 22)

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Provided lunch and a snack each day

Orange Camp (July 23 & 24)

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Provided lunch and a snack each day

Team Camp (July 25-27)

12:00 pm-5:00 pm Friday, July 25

9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday, July 26

9:00 am-12:00 pm Sunday, July 27

Snacks provided each day

Lunch provided Saturday, July 26

* Aces Tennis On The Road For A Pair

Just a week after opening up the home slate, the Purple Aces women’s tennis team takes to the road once again for a pair as they head south to Austin Peay on Friday before making a quick trek to Indianapolis to take on IUPUI Sunday.

Friday’s action starts at 4 p.m. while the Sunday match at IUPUI commences at 10 a.m. ET.

In its home opener against UT Martin last weekend, the Aces picked up their first victory of the season. Doubles saw the Purple Aces sweep past the Skyhawks as all three teams picked up the win. Kelsey Costales and Natasha James took down Sarah Candeloro and Katie McCall by an 8-6 final. In the second group, Marina Moreno and Andjela Brguljan defeated Ivon Simic and Naito Hitomi, 8-6.

Evansville completed the doubles sweep as Marketa Trousilova and Mina Milovic topped Burcu Tari and Jessica Silva by an 8-5 final. Three girls took singles wins as UE earned its first win of 2014. Trousilova got the job done in the second flight, making quick work of Naito. She won in two sets, 6-1, 6-2.

Brguljan registered the first perfect night in her time with the Aces, taking a win in flight five, getting past Silva in dominant fashion, 6-0, 6-3. Milovic was victorious in the sixth spot, getting past McCall, 6-2, 6-0.

Austin Peay checks in at 2-5 on the season. After a tough 0-5 start, the Governors rebounded to defeat Western Kentucky by a 4-3 margin before taking down USI last Saturday with a 9-0 shutout.

Andra Cornea has been Austin Peay’s top performer this season. Coupled with the fall season, Cornea has posted an 8-7 mark in singles with all of her spring action coming in the top flight. In dual play, Cornea has teamed with Ornella Di Salvo to post a 4-3 mark in top flight doubles.

IUPUI begins the weekend with an 0-9 mark. The Jaguars have played a challenging schedule that has included Notre Dame, Cincinnati and Xavier. Their weekend starts with a road match at Dayton on Saturday.

Despite a 1-8 start to dual play, Bobbi Modesto had a strong fall season that saw her with six out of ten matches. She has seen time at the top four flights since the spring campaign began.


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