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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Biblical Women in Art April GWS Presentation

You are invited to join Dr. Valerie Stein's Bible, Gender, and Culture class as they present their original artwork on representations of biblical women. The program, sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies Program, is our April Brown Bag Lecture presentation and will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Room 250 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building on Tuesday, April 8. Bring your lunch and join us for a fascination look at biblical culture. Light refreshments will be provided.

* Honors Program Project Presentations Today – Tuesday, April 8

Presentations will be in Vectren Lecture Hall, Koch Center, Room 100. Campus community and friends welcome.

3:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.

• Alex Raby, Theatre - Performance
“Developing a Student Playwriting Workshop Series”

• Lily Steckman, Theatre
“Stage Management and Show-Inside the Rehearsal Room”

• Austin Lauer, Theatre - Performance
“Sweeney Todd Character Work”

• Katie Nykanen, Theatre - Performance & Olivia Shadid, Theatre
“Troubadoctoring: Medical Clowning at St. Mary's”

4:30 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.

• Gina Filo, Literature
“Manors and Manners: The English Country House in Aemilia Lanyer, Jane Austen, and Emily Bronte”

• Amanda Oaks, Creative Writing / Literature
“Defining Jeanette Sinclair: Writing a Dystopian Novel”

• Uyen Truong, Theatre
“Designing on a Budget: the Collaborative Process of Costume Designing in the May Studio”

• Olivia Shrum, Theatre
“ASLam Poetry”

7:00 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.

• Taryn O’Laughlin, Elementary Education
“The Importance of Bilingualism in American Schools”

• Ashley Shoultz, Health Services Administration
“Healthcare Process Improvement”

• Joshua Garrett, Theatre
“Playwriting Project”

The University of Evansville Honors Program offers highly motivated and talented students the opportunity to participate in unique and stimulating academic experiences alongside peers and faculty who share the love of learning and desire to excel.

Through Honors classes and activities, Honors students are challenged to maximize their potential in all areas of study. The Honors experience culminates in the Honors project, an opportunity for students to explore an area about which they are passionate. The Honors project may consist of a research project, thesis, or creative work. Students may use the Honors project to launch areas of interest for graduate study or to expand résumés for employment.

This week’s presentations showcase the project work of the 2014 Honors graduating class. Special thanks are extended to all faculty, advisors, and others who have supported the Honors students in their educational achievements. Please join us as we celebrate their accomplishments.

* Senior Thank You Videos on Tuesday and Wednesday

Seniors who are interested in filming Senior Thank You Videos can find cameras on campus. On Tuesday, they will be in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Ridgway University Center from 12 to 2 p.m. On Wednesday, they will be in Koch Center from 10 a.m.  to 12 p.m. and Ridgway University Center from 12 to 2 p.m.

* This Week in Music: UE Wind Ensemble and Chamberpalooza!

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its Spring “Classics” Concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in performances of music by David R. Gillingham, Brian Hogg, and Leonard Bernstein. The ensemble will also give the premiere performance of the Concerto for Viola, Winds, and Percussion by the Department of Music’s own Dr. Brian St. John. Eykamp String Quartet violist Rose Wollman will play the featured instrument. The concert is free and open to the public.

The University of Evansville and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra are excited to announce Chamberpalooza!, a concert featuring the winners of the first annual Eykamp String Quartet chamber music competition. Music majors from the University of Evansville and students from the Evansville Youth Philharmonic Orchestra were invited to compete to perform a movement of chamber music with the Quartet. Of the great number of impressive auditions, four student performers were chosen. This year’s EPYO winners were clarinetist Corinna Waggoner and flutist Ellen Backer. Winners from the University of Evansville were pianist Josh Kight and baritone Ian Murrell. The program will also feature performances by the EPYO Mentorship Quintet, a chamber music group comprising students from the youth orchestra and coached by the ESQ. The members of the 2013-14 Mentorship Quintet are Ian Sponseller and Meredith Walling, violins; Jimmy Schraeder, viola; and Adam Willett and Karin Roberts, cellos. The concert will include works by Mozart, Glazunov, Barber, Foote, and Schnittke, and will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall on Thursday evening, April 10, at 6:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

* An Inconvenient Truth: Indiana

The Environmental Concerns Organization is sponsoring a talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and president of Valley Watch John Blair about the state of Indiana's environmental health. It will be very informative and will be worth honors points. It is on April 8 at 6:00 p.m. in Koch Center 102. Hope to see everyone there!


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Saudi Arabia

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Saudi Arabia. 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 second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* MLA Writing Bootcamp!

Do you have an MLA research paper due? Please join us this Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center for a review of MLA style. This workshop will cover how to format and cite papers according to the MLA style manual, including internal citations and the works cited page. We hope to see you there!

* UE Acettes Auditions

The UE Acettes will hold auditions for the 2014-2015 school year on April 26. All eligible students are welcomed to audition. Please visit our webpage for more information or contact Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145. We look forward to welcoming new members to next year's team!

For more information go to:

* This Week in Music Therapy

Music Therapy students have a very busy this week ahead of them.

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Association is pleased to welcome Kimberly Atwood, MA, LPC, LCAT, MT-BC , to the University of Evansville on Wednesday, April 9. She will be speaking on Music Therapy and Eating Disorders. Ms. Atwood received her master’s degree in music therapy from New York University and has additional post-graduate psychotherapy training from The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. She has been a practicing music therapist for 10 years, working primarily with men and women in their late teens, 20s, and 30s and dealing with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, life transitions, and sexual abuse/trauma.

On Thursday, April 10, UE music therapy students David Poindexter and Ashley Sliment will join Assistant Professor Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC, for the Lullaby Project, UEMTA’s monthly educational talk on the importance of singing lullabies to newborns for expectant parents attending childbirth preparation classes at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

UEMTA is also pleased to welcome UE Alum Rachelle Norman back to campus on Friday, April 11. She will be speaking on Music Therapy and Older Adults. She is the owner of Soundscape Music Therapy, a private practice serving older adults and caregivers in Kansas City, and is the founder of Soundscaping Source, which provides education and support to music therapists and other professionals using music in eldercare.

* Jones to give Crick Lecture Wednesday

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Derek Jones will give the year's second Crick Lecture this Wednesday, April 9, at 4:00 pm in Koch Center 100. The title of the lecture is:"Acting Without Intending: An Analysis of "Flow" in Skilled Movement." Crick Lectures are open to the public.

* Free Tango Dance Lessons on campus

Free tango lessons led by Sol Velásquez - an event sponsored by the Spanish Club - are planned for Friday, April 11 & Friday, April 25. The lessons will be from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Aerobics Room in the Fitness Center. Everyone in the UE community is welcome to participate. Capacity: 20 participants each date - so register early!! To register please email Dr. Rodríguez Quevedo: dr130@evansville

Sol Velásquez was born in Cervantes, a small city in Patagonia, Argentina. She studied Teaching English at the Universidad del Comahue and completed two years of Fine Arts studies at IUPA. She was a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels in Argentina without ever setting aside her passion, tango, a dance she has been practicing since 2007. She is currently an FLTA at the University of Evansville, where she teaches Spanish.

* Creative Writing's Senior Reading - April 10 in Peterson Gallery

Creative Writing's Senior Reading is set for Thursday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Each spring the graduating creative writing majors read from their poetry and prose, and the Department of Creative Writing announces the winners of the Virginia Grabill Writing Awards. Please join us for a delightful and moving send-off to our graduating seniors.

* Teaching and Learning for Social Justice Discussion, Wednesday, 4/9 @ noon.

The Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to sponsor a discussion of "Teaching and Learning for Social Justice,” by Dr. Frederick Glennon of Le Moyne College on Wednesday, April 9, at noon in the ECTE room (Graves 223) Dr. Glennon has published widely in the scholarship of teaching and religious ethics, and will also give the 5th Annual Ethics Lecture on Wednesday evening. At this ECTE event he will discuss his work on experiential education and the formation of students for social justice, and provide opportunity for those gathered to have “good conversation about good teaching” around these issues. Feel free to bring your lunch!

* Fifth Annual Ethics Lecture, Wednesday, April 9

The Ethics Program in the Department of Philosophy and Religion is pleased to present its 5th Annual Ethics Lecture: Let Them Die?: Restoring the Social in Responsibility. The lecturer will be Dr. Frederick Glennon, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He will speak on Wednesday, April 9th, at 7:00 pm in SB 170.

In his 1964 state of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson launched an “unconditional war on poverty,” which signified a renewed commitment to our collective social responsibility for one another, especially the poor and working class. In 2012, Tea Party advocates yelled out “let him die” in response to a question posed to Ron Paul about what to do with an injured person who chooses not to buy health insurance. Why this ethical shift? This lecture will identify some answers to this question and will explore the moral frameworks any return to a more expansive understanding of our communal obligations to one another would entail in the current social and political climate.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dianne Oliver, Director of the Ethics program, at More information about the Ethics program can be found at

* Interfaith Week, April 14 - 17

Learn about the practices of different faiths! Hosted by: Hillel, Kappa Chi, Muslim Students’ Association, Neu Chapel, Newman Catholic Student Center, and Student Christian Fellowship. Events start on Monday, April 14, and run through Thursday, April 17. More information to come, but save the dates! Sponsored by Religious Life and the Diversity and Equity Office. 


Info You Should Know

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Wednesday, April 9, through Friday, April 11. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered any of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.

* Bike Race Information

Important times to remember for the Bike Race on Saturday, April 12:

Track opens for women........................................8:00 a.m.
Bikes issued for women.......................................8:30 a.m.
Track cleared................................................9:15 a.m.
Race begins..................................................9:30 a.m.

Track opens for men.........................................11:15 a.m.
Bikes issued for men........................................11:30 a.m.
Track cleared...............................................12:15 p.m.
Race begins.................................................12:30 p.m.

Time Trials will be held on Friday, April 11. Teams will sign up for their time during one of the following meetings:
Tuesday at 5 pm
Wednesday at 5 pm
Thursday at 5 pm

All meetings will be held in Carson Center in Room 113. All riders and pit crew members must attend ONE captains meeting. Failure to do so will result in the participant being ineligible.

Any questions can be emailed to Seth Woodason (sw227).

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Trials of Theatre Resources

Interested in viewing the production of Macbeth starring David Morrissey or do you need to see Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night? You can do both with Digital Theatre Plus.

Digital Theatre Plus offers online access to selected British theatre productions. The goal of the producers of DTP is to provide insight into the play making process. The site includes theatre productions, interviews, documentaries, and written learning resources.

Other Theatre resources UEL is currently trialing include:

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text provides journal and book resources for the study of theatre and the performing arts. Content includes more than 170 full text journals and over 360 full text books and monographs.

Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource that provides audio-visual materials to past and current performers. It consists of a regularly updated collection of streamed video material that spans more than fifty years of documented work from practitioners and specialists and ranges across a spectrum of theatre topics.

Please review and direct any comments or questions to Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, at



* Professor McMullan Gives Keynote to Women's Hospital Group

Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan delivered the keynote address: "Turning Life Into Art: Making Meaningful Stories of Your Life" at the Women’s Weekend Away on April 5 to 150 women. The event was a two-day retreat in New Harmony sponsored by The Women's Hospital of Deaconess. McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at UE.



* Baseball Hosts Oakland City Tonight at Braun Stadium

The Purple Aces baseball team will take on Oakland City in a midweek contest on Tuesday at Braun Stadium. The Aces and the Mighty Oaks 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 Mighty Oaks of Oakland City!

* Softball set to Travel to Kentucky for Two Mid-Week Contests

The University of Evansville softball team will play a pair of mid-week contests on the road against Louisville and Murray State this week.

The Aces will travel to Louisville to take on the Cardinals on Tuesday, April 8 for a single mid-week game starting at 5:00 p.m., before heading to Murray, Ky. to take on the Racers in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 9 starting at 3:00 p.m.

Evansville will enter the contests with a 15-18 record, as UE went 1-2 against Missouri Valley Conference rival Wichita State this past weekend.

Louisville has a 23-15 record, with their last victory being part of a 3-0 conference sweep against USF. Murray State has a 19-18 record with their last two victories being against OVC opponent Jacksonville State.

Leading the Aces into the contests will be Chandra Parr, Megan Gurski and Kayla Fortner. Parr, the freshman left fielder, had a terrific weekend against the Shockers, hitting .600 with two homers, two RBI and a 1.800 slugging percentage. Gurski has been Evansville's best pitcher in the circle, throwing 95.1 innings, striking out 94 and pitching seven complete games. Fortner has been having a solid season for the Aces as well, hitting eight bombs with 19 RBI's.

The Cardinals come in behind freshman pitcher Maryssa Becker, who has a team leading 1.85 ERA, 96 strikeouts and a 10-3 record in 98.1 innings of work. At the plate for Louisville will be a pair of hard-hitting juniors in Kelsi Jones and Brittany Duncan. Jones has seven homers and 25 RBI to go along with a .357 batting average and 15 walks, while Duncan is third on the team, hitting .333 with five homeruns and 25 RBI as well as 32 walks.

Murray State enters the mid-week doubleheader behind Mo Ramsey and Shelbey Miller at the plate. Ramsey is hitting a team leading .315 with 11 RBI and nine walks and Miller has a .298 batting average with two homeruns and 20 RBI and six doubles. CheyAnne Gaskey has been a force in the circle for the Racers, throwing 108.0 innings and striking out 95 leading to a 3.76 ERA. The Racers have already beaten Evansville once this season, 6-0, as the teams faced off in the Blues City Classic in February.

After the three mid-week contests, the Aces will host MVC rival Drake this weekend at Cooper Stadium on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13.


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