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Friday, March 21, 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 https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=206. 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.

* #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.

* 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!

* $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.
 

Upcoming Events

* Nation Nutrition Month Display

March is National Nutrition Month, and the EXSS Club is having one last MyPlate display to promote healthy nutrition choices on Monday, March 24. The display will feature food from UE's food court. Be sure to stop by EXSS's table outside of the dining hall between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and see what you've been eating!

* EXSS Career Forum

The EXSS Club and Career Development are putting on the annual EXSS Career Forum Wednesday, March 26. The forum will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. There will be panelists from different organizations in our area who will come to share their experiences. This event will be a great opportunity for everyone who would like to make acquaintances with the local health care professionals. Students are expected to RSVP as soon as possible by signing up in Graves 219 or by emailing Margaret Campbell at mj102@evansville.edu. Attendees are asked to dress business-casual. All EXSS students are advised to attend.

* Jazz Vespers in Neu Chapel this Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

The Neu Chapel Jazz Ensemble will provide music for Neu Chapel Vespers on Sunday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m. Matthew Banks, clarinet; Dalton Bosze, trumpet; Alexandra Billhartz, vocalist; Ross Erickson, percussion; Elizabeth Long, piano; Jessica Lord, flute/saxophone; Douglas Reed, piano/accordion; and Eric Reed, horn will provide music from Swing a New Song to the Lord: Resources for Jazz Worship, compiled by Bill Carter, Presbyterian pastor/jazz pianist.

The musical settings of Swing a New Song to the Lord, intentionally give an important role to the assembly. As Carter notes: “Jazz musicians have arranged and performed the music of the church for decades, but much of it has not been fitting for congregational participation...jazz frequently emphasizes individual creativity through the role of the soloist. Music for Christian worship, however, must include the people of a congregation as participants, not as mere audience members.”

With roots in ancient Jewish worship, the Divine Office of Vespers, featuring Psalm singing and the lighting of lamps, has been observed throughout the Christian world for at least 1500 years. With the support of the Neu Chapel Society and the UE chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the University of Evansville Department of Religious Life offers Vesper services for the spiritual enlightenment of the campus and the larger community.

* Department of History Spring Lecture Planned for March 25

This year's History Department Spring Lecture will feature Mark M. Carroll, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri. This event is free and open to the public, and faculty, staff, students, and the campus community are invited to attend. The lecture, titled "Wanton Words and the People's Law: Transgressive Women and the Vagaries of Slander in the Trans-Mississippi Southwest, 1804-1860," will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

* 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.

* 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.
 

* 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

* Apply to Be an I-House Coordinator

Apply to be an I-House Coordinator for the 2014-2015 academic year. International House (I-House) is a program that offers weekly country presentations to the University of Evansville campus community. The I-House Coordinator is an 8-month paid position that includes but is not limited to recruiting I-House presenters, coordinating publicity, and organizing the details of all I-House presentations.

Access applications at the Cultural Engagement office (2nd Floor of Ridgway) or here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1krZA0y1IynP7i2QwLZ6fNqYXT0SNqjy4nkdoCWLkA8M/edit?usp=sharing

Applications are due April 4. Email ld101@evansville.edu with any questions!
 

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Trial of Academic Video Online

Do you need to view the CBS footage of the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate? Could you use a video of the PBS production of The Belle of Amherst, or the A&E production of How America Was Made: America’s Ice Age or the BBC production of Tutankhamun's Tomb and the Rosetta Stone?

Academic Video Online currently contains more than 26,000 full video titles and well over 11,000 hours of content. Subject collections include Art & Architecture, Health Sciences, History, Music & Performing Arts, Psychology & Counseling, Sciences & Engineering, and Social Sciences. Titles in each collection include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Academy and Emmy winning films, classroom instruction films, newly released films and previously unavailable archival material are part of Academic Video Online.

UE Libraries will trial this video collection until April 16, 2014.

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) with comments or questions or to schedule a training session.
 

* 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.
 

* 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.

* Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2014-15 -- Applications now available

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2014-15 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116). Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1.

You may also request application materials by emailing financialaid@evansville.edu.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via email or by phone at (812) 488-2364 or, (800) 424-8634.

* 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 http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/AcademicAffairs/arsafApplication.cfm. Questions? Contact alumni@evansville.edu or extension 2586.
 

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 Bradley This Weekend

The Purple Aces softball team will host an MVC series this weekend against Bradley, which was originally scheduled to be played at Bradley but was moved to Cooper Stadium due to field conditions at Bradley’s softball complex. On Saturday, the Aces face the Braves in a doubleheader, with the first game of the doubleheader scheduled to start at 12 pm, and the second game slated to get underway around 2 pm. Then on Sunday, UE and Bradley will square off at 12 pm to close out the weekend series.

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 weekend as they host the Bradley Braves at Cooper Stadium!

* Lady Aces Tennis Hosts IPFW Saturday Afternoon at Wesselman Park

The Lady Aces tennis team will take on IPFW on Saturday, March 22, at 2 pm in their final match before Missouri Valley Conference play is set to start. The match is scheduled to take place at Wesselman Park, just minutes from UE’s campus.

Come out and support the Lady Aces tennis team as they face IPFW Saturday afternoon!
 

* Aces Open Valley Slate by Hosting Indiana State

The University of Evansville baseball team will open Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, when it hosts in-state rival Indiana State for a three-game series at Braun Stadium beginning Friday at 6 p.m. 

Evansville (10-6) enters its MVC opener on a three-game winning streak, after defeating UT Martin in both games of a midweek doubleheader at Braun Stadium on Tuesday.  Sophomore Jonathan Ramon finished the twin bill 4-for-8 at the plate to lead the Aces offensively, while fellow sophomore Josh Jyawook collected four hits and two RBI, and junior Kyle Pollock drove in two runs, including one with a walk-off single in the nightcap.  On the mound, junior Matt Rodgers earned the win in the opener by allowing just two hits over 5.2 innings and senior Tyler Miller improved to 2-1 on the season by tossing two scoreless innings in game two.

UE is hitting .263 as a team with 30 doubles, three triples and three home runs for a .347 slugging percentage.  Evansville also owns a .369 on-base percentage and has stolen 28 bases in 33 attempts, which ranks third in MVC.  Defensively, the Aces have committed 23 errors for a .963 fielding percentage.

Individually, Pollock leads Evansville with a .354 batting average and is tied for the team lead with 11 runs.  The junior catcher has also racked up nine RBI and four stolen bases.  Jyawook boasts a .333 average, has driven in 15 runs and ranks second on the squad with six doubles, while sophomore Eric McKibban, who enters the series on a 16-game on-base streak is hitting .309.  Junior Kevin Kaczmarski is also hitting over .300 with a .302 average with a team-best eight doubles, two triples, 15 RBI and a .492 slugging percentage.

The Aces’ pitching staff has combined for a 4.09 ERA, 107 strikeouts and a .283 opposing batting average in 141.0 innings.  Junior southpaw Kyle Freeland enters the series with a 2-1 record and leads the staff with a 2.25 ERA and 29 strikeouts against just two walks in his 24.0 innings of work.  Saturday’s scheduled starter Connor Strain is 0-1 on the year with a 6.35 ERA in 11.1 frames, while senior Cole Isom, who is slated to start Sunday’s contest, is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and nine strikeouts in 21.2 innings.  Out of the bullpen, Brent Jurceka has yet to allow in any of his seven appearances that span 17.1 innings, and has notched 20 strikeouts, while holding opposing hitters to a .145 batting average.  Senior Sam Johns has recorded four of UE’s six saves on the year and sports a 3.00 ERA in 9.0 innings.

Indiana State (14-3) enters the series with the Valley’s best winning percentage (.824), after the Sycamores rattled off 12-straight wins following their season-opening loss to Auburn.  ISU fell to Illinois, 8-0, Tuesday night in Champaign, Ill., but took two of three from UNC Wilmington last weekend in Wilmington, N.C.

Indiana State is hitting .293, collectively, with a .390 slugging percentage that includes 25 doubles, five triples and eight homers.  The Sycamores have committed 23 errors defensively for a .967 fielding percentage, are reaching base at a .388 clip and rank second in the conference with 29 stolen bases in 40 chances.

Six ISU batters are hitting over the .300 mark, including Cody Zimmerman, who owns a .378 average and leads Indiana State with six doubles.  Tyler Wampler brings a .345 average into the weekend, while Derek Hannahs has driven in 12 runs on 17 hits for a .321 batting average.  Brian Romero and Landon Curry, who has swiped a team-high 11 bases, are hitting .316 and .313, respectively, and Jacob Hayes has posted a team-high .522 slugging percentage, after notching 10 extra-base hits, including five doubles, three triples and two round-trippers.

Indiana State ranks third in the MVC with a team ERA of 2.71 and Sycamores pitchers have recorded 115 strikeouts against just 59 walks, while limiting opponents to a .237 batting average.  The trio of David Stagg, Brad Lombard and Kurt Kudrecki are slated to take the mound for ISU this weekend and Stagg has been the ace of the staff, as he boasts a 4-0 record and 1.85 ERA with a team-high 34 strikeouts and a .203 opposing batting average.  Lombard is 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA in his five previous starts, while Kudrecki enters the series with a 3-0 record, 3.52 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 30.2 innings.  Indiana State’s bullpen is led by closer Ryan Keaffaber, who has tallied an MVC-best six saves and has allowed just two runs in 14.2 innings of relief for a 1.23 ERA.

Indiana State leads the all-time series with Evansville, 78-59-1, but the Aces took both games of a rain-shortened series from the Sycamores last season at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind.

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