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Thursday, March 6, 2014

* March 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month

Health Center employee, Janet Turner, has been named the March 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month. Janet is well known for her positive attitude towards her work, her co-workers, and UE students. One nomination noted that Janet has a servant's heart for our students at UE. She is ever ready to help them when they visit the health center. Janet truly cares about all the students she meets at UE. For years, Janet has taken students under her wings when they need a mom away from home. She contributes so much to the university and the students going above and beyond that which is expected of her. Janet Turner is an excellent example of what a UE employee of the month should exemplify.

* President Kazee Blogs for Huffington Post

President Thomas Kazee discusses "College Scorecards and the Liberal Arts" in his latest editorial published Wednesday, March 6 in the Huffington Post. Read Dr. Kazee's editorial online here.





What's Happening Today

* 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.


* Crescent Magazine March Issue Available Today

Pick up the March issue of Crescent Magazine on Thursday at 18 campus locations. And StudPubbers will be passing out the issue and this month's giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ridgway University Center lobby.


Writing Center Bootcamp is today from 5-5:45 p.m. in the Writing Center. Paraphrasing, summarizing and the argument - how do you build an argument? Learn an approach for coming up with ideas, relating them to the thesis, and organizing them logically. We will also demonstrate the techniques of summary and paraphrasing to help effectively incorporate outside sources into your papers.


* SGA Meeting Tonight!

The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, March 6th, 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.

* UE Alumni Association to Host Pre-game Event at Men's MVC Tourney: All Aces Fans Invited

If you'll be in St. Louis cheering on the Aces in the MVC tourney, be sure to attend the pre-game event at Top Shelf in the Scottrade Center at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. Get in the spirit with other Aces fans. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Mackey Mitchell and Associates and the UE Alumni Association.


Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday March 18 and Thursday March 20 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries. If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943.

* #readingseries at The Slice 3/7

Before you flee town for spring break, please join us this Friday, March 7th at 4 pm in the back room of The Slice for original poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from UE creative writers Sarah Butler, Justin Slattery, and Chris Norris.

* Undergraduate Mathematics Competition

The University of Evansville Undergraduate Mathematics Competition is scheduled for Saturday March 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon in Room 307, Koch Center. The event will begin with refreshments at 9:30 a.m., followed by orientation for the competition which will start at 10:00 a.m. This event is sponsored by Kappa Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society, and is open to all undergraduate students at UE.

Solutions of the problems will be graded on the basis of correctness, completeness, and clarity of exposition. Questions must be answered without using any computer, calculator, or table. The first, second, and third place winners will receive monetary awards, and will be guests of KME at the annual initiation and banquet on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p. m. Every participant will receive a certificate and is invited to be a guest of Kappa Mu Epsilon for an off-campus lunch after the competition.

If you would like to participate in this competition please contact Dr. Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, at by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7.

If you have any question, please contact Dr. Azarian.


Info You Should Know

* Seniors: Join the UE Alumni Online Community Today

The UE Alumni Online Community is a great way to keep connected with UE, reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and much more.
• Join more than 31,000 UE Alumni on the Online Community.
• Access the alumni and Harlaxton online directories and connect with fellow alumni
• Stay up-to-date on campus news and events
• Register for events

To gain full access to the online community resources you must be a registered user. Sign up today at

* UEAAA Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Deadline Extension

The application deadline has been extended for the Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Scholarship. The deadline to return all materials to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is now Wednesday, March 19 (after spring break). 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. This scholarship is 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 812-488-2586 or

* Indiana's newest telephone area code – 930 – is being introduced this year

Indiana’s newest telephone area code – 930 – is being introduced this year. It will “overlay” the entire 812 area code that has been largely unchanged since 1947.

In preparation, please update any speed dials you have that are currently 7 digits to 10 digits. You will  also want to update any contacts you have. 

The new area code is needed because of the dwindling supply of available telephone numbers in the 812 area code. Without 930, the supply of available numbers for southern and south-central Indiana would run out in 2015.

On March 1, 2014, Indiana began preparations for overlaying the new ‘930’ area code in southern Indiana.  

How it is going to work:
Beginning on September 6, 2014, consumers in the 812/930 area will be required to dial ten digits (area code + number) for local calls, rather than the seven-digit dialing that’s now in place.

• A six-month transition period started March 1, 2014 and will allow consumers to call local numbers either with seven or ten digits, to provide plenty of time to adjust to the changes.

• All consumers with 812 numbers will keep their current numbers. This applies to both landline and wireless phones, meaning wireless phones will not need to be reprogrammed with new numbers. It also means businesses, not-for-profit entities, etc. will save substantial sums of money that would have otherwise been needed for new stationery, advertising, etc.

• Calls that are currently local will remain local, and local calling areas will not change.

• Calls to three-digit services such as 211, 811 and 911 will still work the same way.

For more information visit

* Harlaxton Summer 2014 Applications STILL Available

Space is still available on the Harlaxton Summer 2014 program. Applications will be accepted through March 21. Forms and course info available in Office of Study Abroad SB 261.

Confirmed courses:

  • BIOL 399; EXSS 488;
  • HSA 406/506/499/599;
  • NURS 395; SOC 105;
  • SOC 386

For more information, send e-mail to

* Priority Deadline Extended Harlaxton Spring 2015

The priority deadline for Harlaxton Spring 2015 applications has been extended to Friday, March 7. Applications will be accepted after that date on a space-available basis. Application forms and course information available in SB 261. For more info, send e-mail to

* SGA Nominations

Don't forget! Nominations for Student Government President, Vice President, Student Elected Trustee, and Academic Fund Board Chairperson are due Friday, March 7th by 5:00 PM. Applications can be turned in to the Center for Student Engagement. Email questions to Shaun Sizemore at ss485.

* Seniors who missed Commencement Central: Make Sure You're Ready for Graduation

Thanks to all seniors who attended Commencement Central last week. Crowds were good at both sessions. Congratuations to Jade Albin, the lucky winner of the iPad mini. Graduating seniors who did not attend should stop by the Office of the Registrar and also the University Bookstore to make sure they are ready for graduation day. Good luck to all seniors!

* 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



* This Week in Music: Congratulations!

Five UE Music students recently participated in the North Central Regional Honor Band, an ensemble event sponsored by the College Band Directors National Association. Meghan Pund (clarinet), Matthew Banks (clarinet), Candice Murray (alto saxophone), Jason Salo (French Horn), and Chaz Ritenour (percussion) participated in the event, which occurred February 27 through March 1 on the campus of Ball State University, with Professor Gary Hill from Arizona State University conducting the ensemble. Meghan Pund received particular recognition as principal clarinet for the Honor Band. The UE students were accompanied by Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, UE Director of Bands and a member of the College Band Directors National Association.

Dr. Brian St. John, Director of Orchestral Activities and composer, will soon be conducting and witnessing the premiere of one of his own compositions, his ballet, “The Little Mermaid.” The Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Evansville Ballet will create history next Saturday, March 15, as they present the one-act work with choreography by Mark Bush and lighting design by Sarah Stolnack. The production will make Evansville the only known place in the United States that can claim such a performance with both original music and original choreography created for performance by youth. The ballet is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known fairy tale, but it isn’t a typical “Disney version” of the story. This telling of the tale, presented in nine scenes, is somewhat darker, exploring crisis of identity, a longing for the unknown, and ultimately, love and loss. Each theme is beautifully heard (sometimes painfully so) through Dr. St. John’s musical painting and seen through Bush’s expression of movement. Victory Theatre will host the premiere that evening at 7:00 p.m. The program will also include Aleksandr Glazunov’s 5 Novelettes, Op.15, performed by the Eykamp String Quartet and Evansville Ballet, and “The Swan” from Camille Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, performed by Eykamp String Quartet cellist Schuyler Slack and UE Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler. General admission is $15.00, and tickets may be purchased by calling the Philharmonic Box Office at (812) 425-5050 or ordering online at Children under 2 are free. This performance is made possible in part by The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and a silent auction will also take place during the event as a fundraiser for the EPYO.


Thank You

* Dessert Sale for Holly's House a SUCCESS!

Thanks to all for making the Phi Alpha Delta Dessert Sale a success!! We were able to raise over $500 for Holly's House of Evansville, IN. Be on the lookout for more Phi Alpha Delta fundraisers!



* Purple Aces Softball Hosts Aces Invitational

The Purple Aces softball team is scheduled to host the Aces Invitational at Cooper Stadium on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9. Saturday, the Aces will host IPFW at 11 am and Murray State at 1 pm. IPFW and Murray State will face off against each other in the night cap at 3 pm. The Aces will take on IPFW again on Sunday at 12 pm, and then will take on South Dakota State in Sunday’s finale at 4 pm. IPFW and Murray State are scheduled to square off again in Sunday’s opener at 10 am, while Murray State is scheduled to then take on South Dakota State at 2 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 Purple Aces softball team on Saturday and Sunday as they host the Aces Invitational at Cooper Stadium!

* Purple Aces Baseball Hosts Eastern Michigan for Three-Game Set

The Purple Aces baseball team hosts Eastern Michigan in a three-game series this weekend at Braun Stadium. The Aces and the Eagles square off on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6 pm. On Saturday, the Aces and the Eagles are scheduled to get underway at 2 pm, while they 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 Purple Aces baseball team all weekend at Braun Stadium as they host the Eagles of Eastern Michigan!


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