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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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* Buy a Meal for the War on Hunger Today!

The Salvation Army is hosting their annual War on Hunger and this year, the University of Evansville has pledged to raise $500 to provide a full skid of food for those in need. We have an opportunity for you to contribute to the WAR on HUNGER.

First, you can purchase a meal ticket voucher for Cafe Court. The. meal vouchers are $5 and 100% of the money will be donated to the Salvation Army WAR on HUNGER. There are only nine tickets left - to purchase one, please go to Amy Clutter's desk in the Center for Student Engagement.

Second, you can make a monetary donation by going to Be sure to put the University of Evansville as the company name so that we can track our donations.

Locally, the food banks in Evansville and the surrounding area have received cuts in funding and food distribution centers, soup kitchens and food banks have been unable to financially keep up with the demand to offer food for those in need. Please consider making a donation to help fight hunger in the Tri-State area.

* Civil War Cross-Dresser

Dr. Robin Sager will be presenting a lecture at 4 pm in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom in the Libraries in conjunction with the Lincoln exhibit. Her topic will be, "The Life and times of Loreta Janeta Velazquez: a Civil War Cross-dresser." Light refreshments will be served.

* Sign ups for Cabin Weekend Trip

Sign ups for the Cabin Weekend Trip by the International Club will be held Wednesday through Friday in Ridgway University Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Bring your $25 deposit. Space is limited, sign up soon!

* Meeting to Discuss Formation of Philosophy Club

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, March 19 from 4-5 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Building  to discuss creating a Philosophy Club that will meet next Fall.

Socrates famously said the unexamined life is not worth living. So come and examine your life and reap the existential rewards by coming to this philosophy group meeting. Fringe benefits: good conversation and tasty treats. This is our first meeting. Absolutely everyone is welcome, whether you are new to philosophy, un-experienced and curious, or a bona fide philosopher extraordinaire.

* $1000 in Cash Prizes for World Changing Ideas – IGE's Social Enterprise Week & Changemaker Challenge

Join us for food and refreshments as we give details of the Institute for Global Enterprise's "CHANGEMAKER CHALLENGE," a conceptual design competition open to all UE students. Students from all majors are encouraged to participate.

The Institute for Global Enterprise Executive Director will be on hand to discuss the role of the Institute on campus, outline the events of Social Enterprise Week (April 7 -11), and provide details to students interested in participating in the Changemaker Challenge.

The session will take place in the Class of ’59 Gallery (2nd floor open space) in the Ridgway University Center on Friday, March 21 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Please RSVP:

Contact Cindy at ck116 for more information.

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting on Wednesday

The physical therapy club will be holding its March meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 12 pm. The meeting will take place in Graves Hall, room 104. New members and returning members are welcome to attend.

* I-House: Thailand | Wednesday at 5:30pm

Be sure to attend I-House: Thailand at an earlier time this week. We will meet at 5:30 pm in order to watch "The Muslims Are Coming" documentary at 7 pm.

Bhuree Dardarananda will discuss what his life is like in Thailand. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more.

Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 5:30pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.


Upcoming Events

* Disable the Label - Disability Awareness Events

Please join us for one or both of our upcoming events planned for Disability Awareness Month and have a chance to win a Kindle Fire!!

Student Panel Discussion - Tuesday, March 25 at 4 pm in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. Panelists include UE students with various disabilities, a parent of a student with disabilities, and Mary Lombardo-Graves, Assistant Professor of Special Education. The discussion is always enlightening and inspiring.

Disability Awareness Fair -Thursday, April 3 from 5-6:30 pm, first floor lobby of Ridgway University Center and Rademacher Lounge (next to UE Bookstore) The fair will have interactive simulations provided by the EVSC, assistive technology, Music Therapy, sign language demonstrations, and much more!!

* Sign Up for UE Gives Back

UE Gives Back, our annual Spring Day of Service will be held the weekend of April 4, 5 and 6. We have several locations in the Evansville area in need of volunteers for these days. To sign up yourself or your team, go to our new volunteer database site at for a list of the volunteer projects.

To sign up yourself or a group, you must first set up an account, but it only takes seconds to do. Check the dates and times carefully as the sites have requested volunteers for a time that is convenient for them. There are Friday day and evening shifts, Saturday morning, afternoon and evening shifts as well.

Let's have a great turnout for our annual day of service!

* Rent-A-Puppy

Take a break from studying and come help ZTA play with dogs on the Ridgway University Center's East Terrance Lawn (the Grassy Knoll) March 22 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. $5 for 10 minutes or $15 for a group of 5 people for 10 minutes. All profits will go to humane societies, and the dogs are up for adoptions.

* Where Soldiers Come From - Documentary & Discussion - March 22 at 7:00 p.m.

The Emmy-award winning documentary, "Where Soldiers Come From," will be shown on campus Saturday, March 22, at 7:00 pm in SOBA Room 170. Admission is FREE and a panel discussion will follow the screening. The community is welcome.

Panelists will be comprised of two of the soldiers and the fiancée of one of the soldiers featured in the documentary. Other panelists include Dan Ingler, Army veteran and president of Operation: Support on the Homefront, Chloe Sharp, Navy veteran/UE student, and Gary May, Vietnam veteran and president of Veterans For Peace Chapter 104, who will serve as the panel moderator.

* Wednesday, March 26 - Safety & Security Silent Auction

The office of Safety & Security will hold its annual Lost and Found Auction on Wednesday March 26. You will be able to view the items in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, from 10 a.m.-3 p. m., on the 26th. This is a silent auction - all bids are confidential.


Info You Should Know

* University of Evansville Smoking Policy

All University residences, buildings, recreational facilities, and dining facilities are designated as smoke-free facilities. Smoking cigarettes of any type, including e-cigarettes, is allowed only outside of buildings and only at the designated distance from entrances, windows, ventilation systems, or other areas where smoke or vapor could enter the building.  For residential buildings, the designated distance is 25 feet and for all other campus buildings and areas, the designated distance is 10 feet.   If smoke or vapor can be detected in non-smoking areas, it is the responsibility of the individual smoking/vaping to move to a more suitable location.  Students seeking information about smoking cessation resources should contact the University Counseling Center’s Health and Wellness Coordinator at 812-488-2663.  Employees seeking information about smoking cessation resources should contact the Office of Human Resources. 

* Need Financial Aid for Summer Courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a Financial Aid Summer Preliminary Application, also available from the Office of Financial Aid. We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.

* On-Campus Jobs Available for Summer

Jobs are available on-campus for UE students for this summer (must be continuing at UE in the fall semester). You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal/State Work-study during the academic year in order to apply. Furthermore, you may apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available in the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions should be directed to Hilary Morales at

* 10-Day Contemporary European Business Issues program in the UK

The Office of Study Abroad is still accepting applications for the 10-Day Contemporary European Business Issues program held in the United Kingdom. The program will take place May 9-18, 2014 and is open to students from all majors. To apply or for additional program information, including courses, dates, and fees, please visit

For more information, please contact Marissa Mitchell in the Office of Study Abroad (SB 262) at

* Summer Abroad 2014 - UE Short-term Programs

The Office of Study Abroad is still accepting applications for UE programs for Summer 2014 in Israel, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom. For program information, including courses, dates, and fees, please visit

For more information, please contact Marissa Mitchell in the Office of Study Abroad (SB 262) at

* May Graduates

May graduates are reminded to please contact the UE Bookstore as soon as possible if you are in need of a cap and gown and/or announcements for graduation. Masters and Doctoral graduates regalia is custom made and requires additional time to make so it is critical that MASTERS and DOCTORAL graduates place cap, gown, and hood orders immediately. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. Please allow 3-5 days for the production of graduation announcements if you so choose to purchase them.

* Faculty Regalia Rentals

Faculty needing to rent regalia for May's Graduation should contact the UE Bookstore so that rental orders can be placed by March 21 to insure the proper colors of garments.

* Reminder to Female May Graduates

This is a reminder to all FEMALE May graduates that if you didn't receive an optional white collar in your cap and gown bachelor package those are available in the UE Bookstore now. The white collars are an optional item. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

Anyone who has signed up for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon on April 19 and has paid their entry fee please contact Jeff Chestnut- jc56 or Angie Stauber- as547.

* 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.

* 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.



* Jennie Ebeling presents two lectures in Tucson

Jennie Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology and Chair of the Department of Archaeology and Art History, gave two presentations in Tucson, AZ over spring break. On March 11 she presented on the Jezreel Expedition as part of The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies' Sally and Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series at the University of Ariziona and on March 14 she screened the film "Bread Culture in Jordan" at the Arabian Oasis cultural center. Ebeling is associate producer of this documentary film, which was made as part of her NEH-funded research in Jordan in fall 2012.

* Edwards Gives Inaugural Address at Annual Meeting

Dale Edwards, professor of biology and president of the Indiana Academy of Science, gave the inaugural address at the 129th Annual Academy Meeting on March 15th in Indianapolis. The title of Edwards' address was "Let's Talk Science." He also hosted a book signing event for his 2013 publication titled Mites of Freshwater Mollusks. Edwards' terms as president of the Academy ends June1st.

* Cris Hochwender Gives Seminar for Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association

Professor of Biology Cris Hochwender was the invited speaker at March meeting of the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association (*SWIMGA). The March meeting was well attended, with over 150 members present for the event. Dr. Hochwender's presentation, entitled, ‘Enhancing Native Plant Diversity at Vectren Conservation Park: How It Can Apply to Your Backyard,' discussed the efforts being invested in restoration ecology at the University of Evansville. Specifically, Dr. Hochwender discussed restoration efforts at Vectren Conservation Park (the Environmental Studies Program's 1100 acre research property). The native plant diversity that resides in the Koch Courtyard’s Native Plant Garden was also used as a forum to discuss the native plants master gardeners might choose for their own backyards—which plants would be attractive, recruit pollinators, and/or recruit interesting herbivores.

*SWIMGA members are trained volunteers that participate in community outreach to teach the public more about growing plants; SWIMGA is also well known for its May plant sale.

* English Honors Society Presents Papers

Congratulations to members of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society who presented their work at the annual conference in Savannah, Georgia. Chris Norris, Anna Scheffer, and Emily Kreible represented UE's Sigma Tau Delta chapter and read from their scholarly and creative work. For more information about Sigma Tau Delta, contact Chris Norris (President) at cn72 or Mark Cirino (Faculty Advisor) at mc171.


Thank You

* Campus Community Helped Make Honors Program Nerd Wars a Success!

Thank you for making the Honors Program Nerd Wars a success! Attendees and spectators enjoyed the fun and food sponsored in part by funds from the Student Government Association. Prizes were awarded to the winning student team, Sexy and Friends (Neil Brookhouse, Anjelica Allen, Cameron Roberts and Caroline Kopff) and the winning faculty/administrator/staff team, Consilience (Dr. Ann Powell, Dr. John Stamm, Dr. Joyce Stamm, Dr. Daniel Byrne, Dr. Kristie Hochwender). The Nerd Wars trophy grand prize went to Consilience, the team with the most total points. $593.00 was generated from the event and given to Honors Ace Mentors (HAM). HAM is a UE student volunteer outreach program administered by the Honors Program/HPSAC to provide tutoring, cultural enrichment, and mentoring for grade school through high school students in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.



* Aces Women Rally To Finish Second

Four University of Evansville women’s golfers finished in the top 24 as the Purple Aces shot the low round of the tournament on their way to a 2nd place finish at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn.

Leading the Aces was freshman Kayla Katterhenry, who finished in a tie for third place with a 152. Her effort over the two rounds was just four strokes off of the winning pace. After posting a 75 in the opening round, Katterhenry finished the event with a 77 on Tuesday.

Cathy Doyle tied for the low round of the tournament as she toured the course in 73 shots. Coupled with her opening round of 82, Doyle finished in a tie for 8th with a 155.

Paige Crafton registered a 4-over 75 in the final round on her way to a 160. That tally placed her in a tie for 19th. Two behind her was Maggie Camp, who had identical rounds of 81 on her way to a 162, tying her for 24th.

Dana Hayden finished with a two round total of 208. Sydney Skiles finished with a 165 as an individual. Skiles finished with rounds of 83 and 82.

Evansville’s rally fell just four strokes shy of Eastern Kentucky, who took the team win. The Colonels posted a 625 in the two rounds while the Aces were on their heels with a 629. UE shot the lowest round of the tournament as they carded a 306 on Tuesday.

Murray State, who led following the opening round with a 315, shot a 318 on Tuesday and finished fifth. Indiana State and Marshall tied for fourth place.

Medalist went to Marissa Uradomo of the Sycamores. She shot identical rounds of 74 to defeat Delaney Howson of Murray State by one stroke.

Next up for the ladies is the Saluki Invitational. The tournament will take place on March 30 and 31 at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale, Ill.

* Trousilova Named MVC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week

For the fourth time in just over a season at the University of Evansville, junior Marketa Trousilova was named Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week.

Trousilova began the spring with a 1-3 doubles mark and a 3-4 singles record. Since then, she has been on a roll, including a perfect 5-0 record this week. Singles saw Trousilova earn a pair of wins at the No. 1 flight. Against South Dakota, she topped Rymma Maslova, 6-1, 6-1.

On Thursday, she defeated Taylor Pinchoff of James Madison, 7-5, 6-3. Doubles saw her team with Marina Moreno at flight two where the team earned three victories.They defeated Milica Pavlocia and Yamini Reddy of South Dakota, 8-7, before beating Johanna Sterkel and Bettina Botha (Florida Gulf Coast), 8-6. The duo wrapped up the week with a win over Cara Wirth and Sarah Khan from JMU, 8-4.

This weekend, Trousilova and the rest of her teammates return home for their outdoor opener. The Aces are slated to face IPFW on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wesselman Park. Admission is free.

* Vilneff and Turner lead Aces in Sevierville

Following the third and final round of play at the Bobby Nichols Intercollege, the University of Evansville men’s golf team wrapped up the event in 8th place at the Sevierville Golf Club.

Pacing the Purple Aces was senior Quinn Vilneff, who came home in a tie for 17th on the strength of a 221. He shot a 4-over 76 on Tuesday. In Monday’s second round, Vilneff carded the low round of the tournament for UE with a 72.

Alex Turner was three strokes behind with a 224. The sophomore matched Vilneff’s third round total of 76 on his way to a tie for 25th place. Parker Hensley posted a 77 on Tuesday en route to a 227. That score tied him for 37th place.

Tying for 56th was Rick Voyvodic, who tallied a 233 while Will Knights posted his low round of the tournament, carding a 77 to finish with a 249. Jon Pick, who played as an individual, finished with a 246.

After holding a lead of 20 strokes after day one, the University of Tennessee added to it, taking the team win with a score of 853. That was 25 strokes better than Eastern Kentucky, who posted an 878. The Volunteers had all five of their players finish in the top 19 on their way to the win.

Oliver Goss of UT was medalist, posting a 210 to finish three strokes ahead of teammate Danny Keddie. Wes Gosselin, an individual playing from Chattanooga, took third place with a 215.

Evansville finished in eighth place overall with a 902. Longwood took seventh with an 898 while UE’s score was three ahead of 9th place Detroit.

Next up for the men is the UE/USI Challenge Cup on March 22-23. Final details are being worked out and will be announced soon.

* Fans Invited To Baseball/Softball Meet And Greet

Aces fans are invited to a meet and greet for the University of Evansville baseball and softball teams that will take place on Wednesday evening.

The event will take place at the Turoni’s in Newburgh (8011 Bell Oaks Drive) and will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Members of the baseball and softball teams will be present to meet with fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures. Team posters will also be available. Baseball head coach Wes Carroll and softball head coach Mark Redburn will speak to fans about the 2014 season.

All are invited to the event and it is free of charge. Door prizes will be handed out and other giveaways will be available. There will also be a special discounted season ticket price exclusively for those who attend the event. The media is invited to conduct interviews with the coaches and players.

Both programs are off to a strong start with baseball and softball boasting winning records.

For more information, please contact Lance Wilkerson at 812-488-2623 or at


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