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Thursday, March 20, 2014

What's Happening Today

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, March 20, 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.

* $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: http://tiny.cc/rsvpIGEchangemaker.

Contact Cindy at ck116 for more information.
 

* Noon Prayer @ Neu - March 20

Noon Prayer @ Neu: Meditation with Music will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 12:10 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The 40 minute service of meditation and prayer will include readings from the Psalms and the Gospel of Matthew. Music will be provided by Rachel Bennett and Henry Maurer, organ students of Douglas Reed. Rachel is the organist of Old North United Methodist Church in Evansville, and Henry is the organist of St. John's United Church of Christ in Boonville. The service is offered by the Department of Religious Life with the support of the Neu Chapel Society and the UE chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

* UE PRIDE Religion and Sexuality Panel

Join members of UE PRIDE on March 20 at 7 pm in Koch 100 for a panel discussion on religion and sexuality. Leaders from different religions around Evansville will be discussing their beliefs and how they coincide with different sexualities. Open for all students.

Upcoming Events

* This Weekend in Music: Student Recitals

Department of Music students will offer several recitals this weekend. On Saturday, percussionist Kaitlyn Knollenberg will offer her Senior Recital at 2:30 p.m. Kaitlyn is a student of Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson. Baritone Alexander Henderson, a student of Associate Professor of Voice Jon Truitt, will follow with his Senior Recital at 4:00. Sunday’s events will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Senior Recital of Candice Murray (saxophone), a student of Department of Music Chair Thomas Josenhans. Senior Josh Kight will then present a student recital of his own works at 2:30. At 4:00, clarinetist Meghan Pund, also a student of Dr. Josenhans, will present her Senior Recital, and violinist Kaitlin Emmert, a student of Professor Carol Dallinger, will conclude the weekend’s events with her Senior Recital at 5:30. With the exception of Josh Kight’s recital, all recitals are in partial fulfillment of the student presenters’ specific degree requirements. All recitals are free and open to the public.

* Volunteer for Outreach to Teach!

Every year UE students volunteer to make improvements to a school in Indiana. This effort, led by the UE chapter of the Indiana Student Education Association, usually involves painting, digging, and working as a team. It's amazing to see a school look completely different just over the course of one day! This year, the event will take place Saturday, April 12 at the Francis W. Parker School in Indianapolis. Please contact ISEA members Janice Green, Aaron McGee, or Grace Hayes, or faculty sponsors Davies Bellamy or Matthew Knoester to sign up. Donations are also accepted for this worthy event.

* #readingseries at The Slice this Friday

Please join us this Friday at 4 pm in the back room of The Slice for original poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by UE's creative writing students Matt Thomas, Owen Cruce, and Kyrsten Wilson.

* 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 http://evansville.galaxydigital.com/aam/corp/?key=1a4bc357efa39997e9902398ac6d9a66 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!

* Budgeting in the Real World: Life After College

In an ever-changing economy, young professionals, upcoming graduates, and students are often confronted with issues of personal finance. How am I going to make rent and pay my bills, in addition, to paying back my student loans? What about retirement plans, 401K's, and investing in the stock market? If you've ever been concerned about these or other personal finance issues, please join us on Thursday, March 27 and have all of your questions answered by professionals who can help put your mind at ease. The event will be held in the Schroeder School of Business Building, in room 162, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Food and beverages will be provided.

* 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.
 

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 hm38@evansville.edu

* 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 http://www.evansville.edu/studyabroad/shortTerm.cfm.

For more information, please contact Marissa Mitchell in the Office of Study Abroad (SB 262) at mm353@evansville.edu.
 

* 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 http://www.evansville.edu/studyabroad/shortTerm.cfm.

For more information, please contact Marissa Mitchell in the Office of Study Abroad (SB 262) at mm353@evansville.edu.
 

* 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.

Congratulations

* Bass Fishing Club Finishes 21st in National Championships

Nick Uebelhor and Eric Kieffner represented the UE Bass Fishing Club over Spring Break at the National Championships in South Carolina. Nick and Eric qualified for the National Championships in 2013 and were 1 of 50 teams in the nation invited to compete in the two-day tournament. The tandem finished 21st out of 50 teams with a total of 13lbs. 10oz. for the two-day tournament!

Nick also competed this past weekend with Lee Knies in the BoatUS Collegiate Open in Tennessee. They finished 21st out of 83 teams with a catch totaling 27.58 pounds for the two-day tournament!

Nick and Eric will be on the water again this weekend in Missouri on Table Rock Lake to begin their bid for the 2015 FLW National Championships.

* 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.

Athletics

* Softball Hosts Southeast Missouri in Doubleheader Today

The Purple Aces softball team will host Southeast Missouri in a doubleheader today at Cooper Stadium. The first game of the doubleheader is scheduled to start at 12 pm today, with the second game set to get underway 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 this afternoon as they host the Redhawks of Southeast Missouri at Cooper Stadium!

* Aces Open WBI Thursday at Eastern Michigan

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will open the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., when the Purple Aces travel to Ypsilanti, Mich., to play Eastern Michigan at the Convocation Center.

Evansville (15-15) will be making its fifth postseason appearance in program history, but its first since 2009, when the Aces won the 2009 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to earn the MVC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. UE is 1-4 all-time in postseason play, with its lone win coming against Southeast Missouri State in the 2008 Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).

In its last outing, Evansville had its eight-game winning streak snapped by Drake in the MVC Tournament in St. Charles, Mo., as the Bulldogs defeated the Aces, 71-61, in the quarterfinals. Junior Kat Taylor led four UE players in double figures with 13 points, freshman Sara Dickey added 12, and freshman Dakota Weatherford and senior Miranda Liles tallied 11 and 10 points, respectively. Dickey and junior Mallory Ladd each grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, while Weatherford dished out a team-high seven assists.

On the season, Dickey leads the squad in scoring (17.8 ppg) and currently ranks third on Evansville’s single-season scoring list with 535 points. The freshman guard needs just five points to move into second place and is 39 shy of Shyla Puelston’s single-season record of 574 established in 1998-99. Ladd is second on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) and leads the squad in rebounding (9.3 rpg), while Taylor is adding 11.5 points per game and is shooting a team-best 35.5 percent from beyond the arc. Freshman Dakota Weatherford has tallied a team-high 111 assists and has been the leader of the Aces’ defense with a team-best 65 steals.

As a team, UE is averaging 66.8 points per game and allowing 66.2 points per contest for a +0.6 scoring margin. Evansville is shooting 38.0 percent from the field, 29.3 percent from behind the three-point line and 72.2 percent from the charity stripe. On the boards, the Aces suffer a -1.0 margin, but have outrebounded their opponents in their last three games. In addition, UE is averaging 14.3 assists per game and is forcing 16.0 turnovers per outing.

Eastern Michigan (17-13) finished fifth in the Mid-American Conference’s West Division with a 7-11 record in league play and will be making its seventh postseason appearance in program history. The Eagles have made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament (2004, 2012) and have earned four WNIT berths (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011). EMU is 2-6 all-time in the postseason with both of its wins coming during its run to the WNIT “Sweet 16” in 2011.

Eastern Michigan was eliminated in the first round of the MAC Tournament last weekend in Ypsilanti, after falling to Northern Illinois, 81-76, in overtime. The Huskies shot 53.6 percent from the field, including 73.3 percent (11-for-15) from three-point range, while the Eagles posted a 45.9 percent mark from the field and 50.0 percent (4-for-8) clip from long range. MAC Freshman of the Year Cha Sweeney led EMU with 26 points and was one of three Eastern Michigan players in double figures. Shannise Heady finished 6-for-10 from the floor for 17 points off the bench and Natachia Watkins posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Sweeney is averaging a team-best 17.2 points per game and ranks second on the team in both assists (82) and steals (50). Janay Morton is adding 12.6 points per contest and is shooting a team-high 31.5 percent from behind the arc, Olivia Fouty leads the team with a 45.2 percent shooting percentage and is the team’s leading rebounder (8.2 rpg), while Natachia Watkins is averaging 10.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per outing.

Eastern Michigan is averaging 75.6 points per game, while giving up 70.5 points per contest defensively. The Eagles boast a 38.5 percent shooting percentage, including a 28.5 percent clip from three-point land, and have connected on 69.7 percent of their free throw attempts. EMU is getting outrebounded by 3.3 boards per outing, but owns a +7.7 turnover margin, as Eastern Michigan is forcing 20.5 turnovers per game, including 11.4 steals per contest.

Evansville and Eastern Michigan have met two previous times on the hardwood, with each side winning one apiece. The Aces defeated the Eagles, 74-70, Dec. 9, 1988, at the Western Illinois Classic, before EMU avenged the loss by topping UE, 72-66, on Dec. 2, 1994 at the UWGB Tournament.

Evansville and Eastern Michigan have played three common opponents in Ball State, Loyola (Ill.) and Toledo. The Aces defeated the Cardinals, 80-69, and the Rockets, 90-80, in non-conference play on Nov. 20 and Dec. 30, respectively, and swept the Ramblers in a pair of Valley contests, 75-57 and 77-63. The Eagles split a pair of MAC matchups with Ball State, falling to the Cardinals, 70-66, in Ypsilanti, before avenging the defeat with a 62-60 win in Muncie, Ind. Against Loyola, EMU traveled to Gentile Arena in Chicago and came away with an 82-64 triumph. Toledo defeated Eastern Michigan twice this season in MAC play, topping the Eagles, 80-73, in Ypsilanti and, 88-52, in Toledo, Ohio.

* 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.

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