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Monday, March 31, 2014


We have designated 8 spots – marked by purple curbs – for campus visitors coming to the Admissions Office.  These spots are heavily used and much needed.  Ease and availability of parking help to shape our visitors’ initial campus experience, so it is important that we make the most positive first impression possible.  We are averaging about 24 visitors per week – so keeping those parking slots open will ensure that they have easy access to the Admissions Office.  Thanks for your help!


What's Happening Today

* Wellness Nurse on Campus TODAY, March 31

The employee wellness nurse will be in the Fitness Center, 1 - 3 p.m. - TODAY - Monday, March 31.

According to research conducted by the USDA, American snacking habits are adding too many calories and too few nutrients to our diets.

Healthy snacking is an important part of a well-balanced diet, keeping our energy levels up and providing an opportunity to get in all of our nutritional needs. See the nurse for a list of healthier options when snacking. Many have 100 calories or less.

* Vote for People's Choice Award in Student Art Exhibition

Stop by the Melvin Peterson Gallery to view the 52nd annual Student Art Exhibition and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Each visitor may cast one vote for his or her favorite piece of artwork. The student whose piece earns the most votes by the end of the exhibition (Monday, April 7, 2014) will be declared the winner and receive a $150 cash award.
The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open noon-6:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and noon-3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Travel Exhibit

Don't forget to visit the Lincoln in the Libraries. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, May 16.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: First Tuesday Concert Series

The Department of Music concludes this year’s First Tuesday Concert Series in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. with a program entitled “A Musical Joke.” The concert will feature numerous Department of Music faculty members performing various pieces from the Classical to the Modern eras that offer a bit of humor in one way or another. These range from Mozart’s well-known chamber piece, Ein musikalischer Spass (“A Musical Joke”), K. 522, for string quartet and two French horns, to works by the American composer and satirist Peter Schickele, better known as P.D.Q. Bach. The concert is free and open to the public.

* I-House: Brazil

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Brazil. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7 pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Department of Theatre Premieres Guest Director Curt. L. Toftland's "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre ends its 2013–2014 Shanklin Theatre season with William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Apr. 4, in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 5, 10, 11 and 12 and at 2:00 p.m. on Apr. 6 and 13.

Curt L. Tofteland served as the producing artistic director of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival for 20 years and is the founder and producing director of Shakespeare Behind Bars. Tofteland resonates his vision of this popular Shakespearean comedy in the post WWII era of 1950’s Greenwich Village. Where, on the edge of Washington Square Park, Beat Generation artists gather in the Forest of Arden Pub to share their creative work and enjoy the music of the As You Like It Jazz Band. Outside the safety of the pub, the dangers of an apocalyptic world are ever-present. The combined fear of a nuclear bomb and a familial quest for power and money pit brother against brother, thereby forcing our youthful, romantic heroes, Rosalind and Orlando, to flee this urban jungle and seek sanctuary amongst the gentler, kinder folk who inhabit a pastoral world where love flourishes and all things are truly possible.

As You Like It is directed by Tofteland; with scenic design by Taylor Ely, a senior from San Antonio, Texas; costume design by Professor Patti McCrory; lighting design by Sarah Stolnack, a junior from Seattle, Wash.; technical direction by Dylan Kind, a senior from San Antonio, Texas; dramaturgy by Visiting Assistant Professor, Katie Rasor; and stage managed by Stephanie Mendoza, a senior from Kingwood, Texas.

The 25–member cast features seniors Nicholas Selting, from Laramie, Wyo., as Orlando; Brandon Maldonado, from Lewis Center, Ohio, as Duke Senior; Katherine Nykanen, from Duluth, Ga., as Celia; Albert Rubio, from San Antonio, Texas, as Duke Frederick; Austin Lauer, from Louisville, Ky., as Touchstone; Ross DeWitt, from Owensboro, Ky., as Silvius; Kelsey Miller, from Evansville, Ind., as Audrey; juniors Jessica Intner, from Marietta, Ga., as Rosalind; Ben Anderson, from Los Angeles, Calif., as Jaques.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* Tamara Gieselman to be guest speaker at Andiron Lecture

University of Evansville Chaplain Tamara K. Gieselman will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. preceded by a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m. The lecture will be in Wheeler Concert Hall (Room 116), in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. (Please note that the lecture location has changed since the distribution of the Andiron Lecture flyer)

“Talk Religious to Me:  Why Sacred, Soul, and Spirituality are No Longer Dirty Words in Higher Education” will be Gieselman’s topic. Some scholars have suggested that the most contested and confusing issue on the university campus today is religion; more, that there is no place for public faith-talk in higher education. However, recent research indicates that colleges and universities need to invite and re-engage the religious/spiritual dimension into the work of higher education, realizing that religiosity is already present within its culture. Gieselman argues that in a pluralistic world where religion appears in the public square more and more, the university campus ought not push the “sense of the sacred” to the educational margins.

Gieselman earned a DMin in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago, a master’s degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville. She is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. Before returning to UE as chaplain, Gieselman spent 17 years as a parish minister, providing leadership in the areas of preaching and worship, long-range vision, stewardship and personal finance, and practical theology. She has co-led experiential learning excursions to Israel, Rome, England, and Germany, and in 2013, she was awarded a grant from the United Methodist Foundation to lead students at Harlaxton College on an interfaith pilgrimage. Her areas of interest include preaching, liturgy, interfaith relations, and practical theology.

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

* Campus Community Invited to Panel Discussion and Reception at the University

The Schroeder School of Business and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations are honored to host a panel discussion in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm on April 3. The career focused panel discussion will feature Nancy Lurker M’90, Lynn Penland, Ph.D., Christine Keck, and Jeanne Braun.

A reception will be held prior to the panel discussion at 4:30 pm in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building in honor of our distinguished guest and alumni Nancy Lurker M’90. The campus community is cordially invited to attend the reception and panel discussion on April 3.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Sethlyn Morgan, assistant director of the Office for Career Success, Schroeder School of Business at (812) 488-1148 or

* Disability Awareness Fair - Kindle Fire Giveaway!!

Help us “Disable the Label” by attending the Disability Awareness Fair and enter to win a Kindle Fire and gift certificates. The fair will take place on Thursday, April 3, from 5-6:30pm in the first floor lobby of Ridgway University Center and Rademacher’s Lounge. There will be interactive simulations provided by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, assistive technology used by our students with disabilities, music therapy, sign language demonstrations, and much more.

* "Sex on Campus" health program planned for April 3

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center on Thursday, April 3, at 5 pm.  Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy


Info You Should Know

* REMINDER – 2014-2015 Letterhead and Envelope Orders

The Office of Publications has distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. We are able to get a substantial price break on boxes of envelopes (500 quantity) and reams of letterhead (500 quantity) due to the size of the order. Smaller orders placed later in the year will be more expensive.

If you did not receive the ordering information from the Office of Publications, please e-mail or call 2561.

Orders are due April 11, 2014.

* Two Internships Available in the Digital Humanities Lab for Fall 2014

There are two research internship positions open for the Fall semester of 2014 to work on the "Using Technology to Enhance Humanisitic Education" computer modeling project. The aims of the project are to model the dynamics of small humanities classes and then to extend them to models of larger classes. Insights will be drawn primarily from complexity theory. The modeling will be done using NetLogo, a robust, yet simple modeling platform that does not require a knowledge of computer science.

Candidates may come from a variety of fields, including business, computer science, economics, education, engineering, mathematics, social psychology, humanities, and so on. Successful candidates may be invited to continue with the project during the Spring 2015 semester.

Each internship will carry three credit hours. Ten hours of work per week will be expected. The internship carries the possibility of participation on a joint paper that will be submitted for professional publication.

To apply for one of the two open positions, please write Dr. Beavers at asking for an application.

* Grad Announcement Pick Up

Graduates who ordered their graduation announcements prior to March 29 from the UE Bookstore and listed them for pick up in the Bookstore may pick them up at any time. Those listed for ship should keep an eye out for their delivery.

* 2014-2015 Andiron Lecture Series Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of your research or expertise for the 2014-2015 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Faculty and administrators from across the University campus as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit proposals. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2014.

Please provide the following by email:

A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to:

Chris Mohn

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, Bill Hemminger and Chris Mohn (chair).



* Robert Dion to be part of panel discussion about religious freedom in Evansville

Robert Dion, professor of political science and Chair of Law, Politics and Society, will be part of a panel discussion about religious freedom in Evansville on Wednesday, April 2 at noon at Central Library.  First Wednesdays, "Religion in the Public Square," will be moderated by former editor of The Evansville Courier & Press Paul McAuliffe. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.

Besides Dion, other panelists include Jane Henegar, ACLU of Indiana executive director, and Cheryl Musgrave, a former elected official and businesswoman.

Last July the ACLU of Indiana on behalf of two Vanderburgh County residents won a victory in federal court preventing the City of Evansville from displaying 31 six-foot-tall plastic crosses along the riverfront in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. In her ruling, Judge Sarah Evans Barker said the city must "stop short of creating a message that overwhelms the nature of the public forum." The case is currently being decided in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

* Stephanie Underhill Wins Pieper Award

Senior anthropology major Stephanie Underhill was awarded the 2013-14 Hanns G. Pieper Sociology and Criminal Justice Senior Research Award for her research entitled, "The Effect of Residential Background on Oral Health Attitudes and Perceptions." This award is given annually to the outstanding independent research project conducted, written, and presented by a major in sociology, anthropology, gerontology, and criminal justice.

This award is named in honor of Emeritus Professor of Sociology Hanns G. Pieper for his dedication to promoting independent student research in sociology and criminal justice.



* New Members Inducted into Society for Social Research

The Society for Social Research welcomed nine new members at its induction on Thursday, March 27. New members are: Chelsea Clifton, Mackenzie Gammans, Sabrina Kordes, Jenna Koschmeder, Elizabeth Long, Mallory Mooney, Tyler Plogher, Arwen Plunk, and Calli Pugh.

* Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani has research paper accepted in Journal of Consumer Psychology

Assistant Professor of Marketing Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani has had a research paper accepted in the Journal of Consumer Psychology (JCP) titled “Revealing obstacles to the consumer imagination.” The Journal of Consumer Psychology is one of the top ranked journals in marketing and is used by the Financial Times in their global ranking of business schools. A link to the paper can be found at:

* Peter Rosen has paper accepted to Meeting of the Academy of Management

Peter Rosen, associate professor of management information systems, is the lead author on a paper accepted to the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in August in Philadelphia, PA. The paper is entitled, "The Use of Twitter Profiles to Assess Personality and Hireability" and is a follow up to his recent Facebook paper. Those interested in reading the paper can do so by following this link:


Harlaxton Happenings

* Further Scholarly Activities by Harlaxton College Faculty

Dr. Graham Baker, “Christianity and Eugenics: The place of religion in the British Eugenics Education Society and the American Eugenics Society, c.1907–1940” – scheduled to be published in Social History of Medicine.

Dr. Graham Baker will be presenting a paper titled “Instructing the Body” about Julian Huxley and the campaign for eugenic sterilisation in the UK at a conference to be held in May at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

Dr. David Green will be presenting a paper on ‘Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Arts and Humanities’ at a workshop to be held at the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 11-14 June 2014. Details can be found at

* Gordon Kingsley, Harlaxton principal, reports on this weekend's travel by Harlaxton students and faculty

"I write from a beautiful spring day in Paris, here with forty-nine of our closest student and faculty friends.  Our briefings before the five-day trip, both spoken and written, sought to connect this journey with our British Studies core interdisciplinary course, ranging from the Norman Conquest through the Hundred Years War and the Crusades, through World War II and to current discussions in the European Union and NATO.  Several students are visiting the World War II landing beaches during this "long weekend."  (Others, of course, are going to Disneyland.)

"Not all Harlaxton students came to Paris.  Some are in Portugal, others in Hungary, still others in Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Amsterdam, Prague, Morocco, Germany, Poland, or staying "at home" in England"--the Lake District, Liverpool, Portsmouth, London, Windsor, Oxford, Bath, Leicester, Fort Williams, Manchester, even magnificent Harlaxton Manor.

"It is all part of the Halaxton way of learning.  Harlaxton:  'where all the faculty are brilliant, all the students are above average, and the energy never stops.'"

Gordon Kingsley

Principal of Harlaxton College



* Baseball Faces SIU Edwardsville in Midweek Game Tuesday

The Purple Aces baseball team will take on SIU Edwardsville in a midweek clash on Tuesday at Braun Stadium. The Aces and the Cougars will get underway at 6 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 Tuesday night at Braun Stadium as they host the Cougars of SIU Edwardsville!

* Softball Hosts UT Martin in Midweek Doubleheader Wednesday

The Purple Aces softball team will host a midweek doubleheader against UT Martin on Wednesday, April 2. The first game Wednesday is scheduled to start at 3 pm, with the second game scheduled to get underway at 5 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 University Center tables!

Come out and support the Purple Aces softball team on Wednesday as they host the Skyhawks of UT Martin at Cooper Stadium!

* Aces Tennis Shuts Out IUPUI

An impressive showing saw the University of Evansville women’s tennis team earn a 7-0 shutout of IUPUI on Sunday afternoon at the West Indy Racquet Club.

Originally slated for early March indoors, inclement winter weather forced the match to be moved outdoors on Sunday. The Purple Aces used the momentum they have gained as of late and earned their first 7-0 shutout of the season.

Natasha James and Kelsey Costales got the action started at No. 1 doubles, earning the win over Abbey Neff and Julie Brockman, 8-1. It marked their second win of the week and seventh out of nine tries.

Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno topped Vanessa Whyte and Rachael Bridegroom in second flight doubles by an 8-1 final. The duo has also put together an impressive streak of their own, winning for the sixth time in the last seven outings. No. 3 doubles saw Andjela Brguljan and Mina Milovic earn the win by default.

Everything continued to go Evansville’s way in singles as Trousilova topped Whyte at the top flight, 6-0, 6-3. It marked her sixth singles victory in a row. Second flight doubles saw James win for the third-consecutive time. She defeated Bridegroom, 6-3, 6-1.

Moreno continued her perfect day at No. 3 singles, posting a triumph for the second time in three matches. She beat Bobbi Modesto, 6-4, 6-3. In the fourth flight, it was Costales topping Brockman, 6-4, 6-4. No. 5 singles saw Brguljan earn the win over Neff, 6-1, 6-1. Milovic earned the win in the sixth flight by default.

The Aces look forward to next weekend when they close out the home schedule with a pair of Missouri Valley Conference matches. UE takes on Drake at 1 p.m. on Saturday before playing host to UNI at 10 a.m. Sunday. Both contests will be held at Wesselman Park and admission is free.

* Katterhenry's Record-Setting Round Paces UE

A record-setting day at saw University of Evansville freshman Kayla Katterhenry pace the field following the opening round of the Saluki Invitational at Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

Katterhenry finished Sunday’s round with a 3-under 69, marking the best opening round tally in the history of the tournament. She toured the course in 35 strokes through the opening holes before carding a 34 on the back nine. Her performance put the Purple Aces in sixth place out of 14 schools.

She goes into Monday’s final 18 holes with a lead of two strokes over Ana Fernandez de Mes (IUPUI) and a 3-stroke advantage over Kristie Yang, who is playing as an individual.

Sophomore Paige Crafton was next behind Katterhenry. She finished the day with an 84, tied for 39th place. Cathy Doyle completed the day just behind Crafton with an 85 and is tied for 47th.

Maggie Camp carded an 87 in the opening round while Dana Hayden had a 90 to wrap up the Aces starters. A pair of individuals played for UE as Rachel Marchi and Kelly Lamarche saw their first action of the spring. Marchi completed the round with a 92 while Lamarche was just behind her with a 93.

Host Southern Illinois sits atop the team standings. Four SIU golfers shot rounds of 79 or under with each holding a spot in the top 16. The Salukis posted a 309 and hold a lead of two strokes over Indiana State, who finished the day with a 311. Chicago State is third with a 320 while Washington Univ. (St. Louis) and IUPUI are tied for fourth with scores of 322. Evansville is in sixth with a 325.

On Monday, Katterhenry will look for her first collegiate victory as the squads face one more round at the challenging course.

* Saluki Invitational on tap for UE Women's Golf

A spring season that featured a second place finish at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate sees the Purple Aces women’s golf squad travel to Carbondale for the Saluki Invitational.

Hickory Ridge Golf Course will play host to the event on Sunday and Monday. The tournament features 36 holes of play with each day consisting of 18 holes.Last time out, the Purple Aces rallied to finish in second place at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn. Four University of Evansville women's golfers finished in the top 24 as the Purple Aces shot the low round of the tournament on the second and final day of the event.

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.


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