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Thursday, April 10, 2014

* IU Trustees to announce site for multi-institutional Evansville campus

This Friday, April 11, an announcement will be made concerning the new site for the multi-institutional academic health science education campus in the Evansville area. The Trustees of Indiana University will meet on the IU campus in Bloomington Friday morning, at 7:00 a.m. CT, to discuss four proposed locations. Their recommended location will be presented for a vote at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT. A community event is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT, at the Old National Bank Atrium, One Main Street, where the general public may view the announcement via live-stream broadcast. The live-stream can also be viewed throughout the day at  Find more information about the new campus and the partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine Evansville, UE, other area educational institutions, and local hospitals at Any media inquiries should be directed to University Relations at 812-598-8940


What's Happening Today

* Crescent Magazine April issue available today

Pick up a copy of the April issue of Crescent Magazine today at any one of 18 campus locations. And staffers will be outside today between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. handing out copies and giveaways for the final time this year.

* University of Evansville Theatre Premieres Guest Director Curt L. Tofteland's As You Like It by William Shakespeare

“The acting is impressive, the music is fun and the movement is sweeping, athletic and even gymnastic,” said Roger McBain of the Evansville Courrier and Press about the University of Evansville Theatre’s current production of As You Like It.

Guest Artist, Curt 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 runs at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, in Shanklin Theatre.

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 12 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.

* RSA Elections – Your Voice Matters

Resident Students Association (RSA) elections take place Tuesday, April 8 at 8 a.m. through Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m.

All full-time residential students can vote on AceLink, just go to

The positions being voted on will be the RSA President, Vice President for Area Council Relations, Vice President for Special Events, Secretary, and Treasurer.

These positions are responsible for upholding RSA initiatives which include enhancing the quality of the residential experience for the students; providing quality diversity, educational, life skills, social, and volunteer programming on campus; and developing students into well-rounded and confident leaders.

Below are the candidates, listed in alphabetical order by last name for each position:

RSA President

Anjelica Allen – current Powell Hall Council President
Belen Robles – current RSA Vice President of Area Council Relations

Vice-President of Area Council Relations

Anjelica Allen – current Powell Hall Council President
Sally Lauinger – current RSA Fundraising Liaison

Vice-President of Special Events

Gilang Chiara – current RSA Publicity Liaison
Brittany Soderberg – Fall 2013 Hughes Hall Council Secretary


Mattie Spain – current Hughes Hall Council Secretary
Dane Turner – current Village Neighborhood Association Representative


Gilang Chiara – current RSA Publicity Liaison
Sally Lauinger – current RSA Fundraising Liaison
Sabrina Lux – current Moore Hall Council Representative

We hope you take the opportunity to place your vote for these important positions. Go to AceLink and vote now through Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m.

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, April 10, 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.

* 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!

* Honors Program Project Presentations Today - Thursday, April 10

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

6:00 P.M. – 7:15 P.M.

  • Anna Maurer-Batjer, Neuroscience / Psychology
    “The Association between Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and Autism Diagnosis”
  • Jennifer McFarland, Neuroscience / Psychology
    “Characterizing the Role of the dCIRH1A, a Putative Ribosome Biogenesis Component, in Drosophila”
  • Kasey Michel, Neuroscience / Cognitive Science / Psychology
    “Utilization of On-Campus Counseling Services”
  • Randall Hemmings II, Psychology / History
    “The Perceptions of Domestic Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships”

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.

* Social Enterprise Week - Define Your own Road in Life

The campus community is encouraged to join us on Thursday, April 10 in Room 252, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. to hear the inspiring story behind the social enterprise Roadtrip Nation. Southern California based Roadtrip Nation co-founder Brian McAllister and team member Jason Manion will be on campus to discuss their story as social innovators who are following their passion to empower hundreds of thousands of students to define their own roads in life and how YOU COULD BE NEXT! 

RTN empowers students to "define your own road in life" through education. Their curriculum provides students with the tools needed to "get out into their communities and around the globe and connect what they learn to the real world." This event is Passport approved, free and open to the public.  Please RSVP at Contact ck116 for more information.

The Institute for Global Enterprise is funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.



Upcoming Events

* This Weekend in Music: UE Opera and Jazz Ensemble

UE Opera will present two performances of Gioachino Rossini’s beloved comic classic, The Barber of Seville this weekend. The performances will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall on Friday and Saturday evening, April 11 and 12, with both performances beginning at 7:30. Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Jon Truitt will conduct the performances. Admission for the general public will be $10; UE students with an ID will be admitted without charge.

The UE Jazz Ensemble I will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday afternoon, April 13, at 4:00 p.m. The ensemble will perform a variety of musical selections under the direction of Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer.

Prior to the Jazz Ensemble concert, Department of Music student and percussionist Charles Ritenour will perform his Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall at 1:00 p.m. Charles is a student of Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson. Both Sunday events are free and open to the public.

* Collision: A Writers' Series

Please join us on Monday, April 14th for "Collision: A Writers' Series," an event that will feature students from both UE and USI reading their short works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

The event will begin with an open mic that starts at 5:00 pm, followed by the readings. This is a terrific opportunity to meet some of the fantastic writers studying and working at USI, as well as to see our own creative writers flex their literary prowess.

Location: PG Cafe, 1418 W. Franklin Street

* English Chutney Student Literary Conference - Saturday, April 12th

Please join us on Saturday, April 12 for Chutney, the annual student literary conference sponsored by the Department of English. Student panels are planned for 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. in Rooms 271 and 272 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building. The keynote address will be given by former UE Professor of English Arthur Brown at 11 a.m. in Room 272; Dr. Brown’s topic is “The Primordial Affirmations of Literature in Stephen Crane’s ‘The Open Boat.’” Winners of the Grabill and Klinger writing award competitions will be announced immediately following Dr. Brown’s address.

* Bike Race 2014

Bike Race 2014 is set for Saturday, April 12. (Rain Date - Sunday April 13). The Women's Race begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Men's Race begins at 12:30 p.m. The Fitness Center will be closed.

* Cisco Systems, Crowe Horwath, & Empower Media Marketing

Join us for power packed presentations featuring three alumni who have climbed their way to success, while working for industry leaders. The presentations will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building in Room 273.

Please direct questions or concerns to Sethlyn Morgan at or 488-1148.

* Open Bidding Event

Are you an unaffiliated lady who would enjoy an evening of Sisterhood, Service and a home cooked meal? The Ladies of DOZ would like to invite you to come eat good food, hang out and get to know more about DOZ. We also will be making pillow cases for local hospitalized children.

When: Sunday, April 13 at 5 pm
Where: DOZ House, 532 S Weinbach Ave
Who: Unaffiliated ladies
What do I bring? Yourself
Contact person: Melissa McCormack, or Bridget Soucy

* Acettes Dance Team Tryouts

Auditions for the 2014-2015 Acettes Dance Team season will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 12-6 p.m. in the Carson Center Small Gym. Please visit or contact Coach Brooks via email at or by phone at (310) 872-0630 for additional information.

* 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:

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting on April 11th

The Physical Therapy Club will be holding its final meeting of the spring semester on Friday, April 11 at 12 pm. The meeting will take place in Graves Hall, room 104.

* Music Department celebrates 80th birthday at UE Music Alumni Reunion Day, April 12

Be Proud and PurpleThe music department will be celebrating its 80th birthday with an all day party! Music alumni and former faculty will be returning to campus for fun, fraternity and music making on Saturday, April 12.

The day's schedule includes meet and greet social time followed by rehearsals of an Alumni Choir and Alumni Jazz Ensemble. Dr. Johnny Poon, Director of Choral Activities at UE from 1994 - 2005, will journey to Evansville from Hong Kong to lead the choir. The Alumni Jazz Ensemble will be led by Professor Emeritus Dr. Edwin Lacy.

Also returning for the party are Elizabeth Dodd, voice faculty 1996 - 2005, Dr. Don Colton, former chair and professor of music history, and Dr. Eulalie Wilson, Director of Preparatory School of Music and Piano Professor, 1966-76, Acting Chair of the Music Department 1970 and Director of Special Programs, Center for Adult Education, 1976-1995.

Participants will have lunch with President and Mrs. Kazee and then enjoy a Showcase Recital by alumni, former faculty and current students. The day will conclude with the performance of the Barber of Seville by UE Opera and a wine and cheese reception at the Peterson Gallery.

We will "Be Proud and Singing/Playing Purple" all day!

For further information contact Carol Dallinger at 2229.

* Summer and Part-Time Job Fair

Need a part-time job for the summer or beyond? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Summer and Part-Time Job Fair!

Wednesday, April 16
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
East Terrace (outside Ridgway University Center)

- Professional attire is not required (just stop by)
- Bring many copies of your resume

Schedule an appointment with Center for Career Development to prepare for the fair and perfect your resume! Call (488-1083) or email (

* Senior Exhibition 2014

Visit the Melvin Peterson Gallery from Monday, April 14 through Friday, May 9 to see featured art from Art Department seniors. Students featured include Sam Wathen, Katie Winiger, Brooke Reneer, Cassie Gutman, Rachel Kohout, Lauren Oates, Emily Lowe, Jordan Gieselman, Amanda Gauthier, and Michael Mann. View a body of unique artwork from the seniors over the course of their careers at UE. Come join the students for the closing reception in Melvin Peterson Gallery on Friday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


Info You Should Know

* Masters & Doctoral Graduates

Masters and Doctoral Graduates that ordered cap and gowns for graduation services are reminded to pick those garments up in the UE Bookstore at your earliest convenience. Make sure you try those garments on well before graduation day. Please bring your student ID to pick up your orders. If you have questions please call the Bookstore

* 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).



* William Baer to have book published next year

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer’s forthcoming book, Times Square and Other Stories, will be published next year by Able Muse Press in San Jose, California.  Individual stories in the collection have been previously published in such journals as The Iowa Review, The Kansas Quarterly, and The Dalhousie Review, and one of the stories, "The Plagiarist," earned Dr. Baer a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

* New Members of PSI

The Epsilon Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, April 6, in the Ridgway University Center. Eight students representing five languages were inducted into membership.  New members include Jacquelyn Ballard, Jill Janss, Lauren Littlepage, Amy Rabenberg, Amy Reinhart, Holly Sanders, Alex Schmitt and Jamelyn Wheeler. Faculty advisor Ann Baker gave the opening remarks and welcomed the new members. The officers, President Jessica Foster, Vice President Nathan Stamps, Secretary Sara Buente, Treasurer Gretchen Kohl, along with PSI members Bianca Edelhoff, Nicole Kreuzman, and Abigail Elf, conducted the ceremony.  Dr. Wesley Milner, Executive Director of International Programs, delivered the keynote speech for the event. A dessert reception for members, initiates, faculty and friends followed the ceremony. Phi Sigma Iota members are elected from among outstanding advanced undergraduate students and faculty in foreign languages. The Epsilon Beta chapter has initiated 162 members since it was installed here in April 2000. 

* R. Scott Lank Has Article Published in National Publication for Actors and Acting Teachers

R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre, recently had an article published in the Actors Center Journal, a national publication for actors and acting teachers. The article focused on the importance of the liberal arts in the undergraduate education of actors.

* UE Physics Majors Receive Awards at MESCON

Physics majors Jae Choi, Darwin Cordovilla, Alex DiBenedetto, Ben Fritch, Tyler Lytle, Paige Shevlin, and Shaun Steele presented their research findings at the 10th Annual Math Engineering and Science Conference (MESCON) held at the University of Evansville on March 29. The physics majors won both of the “non-biology” poster awards available at the conference. Choi and Cordovilla received first place for their poster entitled “Production and Measurement of Four Degree of Freedom Photonic States with Single-Photon Entanglement.” DiBenedetto received second place for his poster entitled, “Estimating Systematic Uncertainties in the Cosmogenic Background for Next-generation SuperCDMS.” Drs. Jeffrey Braun, Angela Reisetter, and Gifford Brown served as mentors for research projects presented at the conference.

* Mohammad K. Azarian Speaks at Saint Louis University

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, presented a paper entitled, "The Second Ptolemy: Persia's Fifteenth Century Mathematical Genius Jamshid Kishani" at the Mathematical Association of America meeting at Saint Louis University. Also, two problems of Professor Azarian will be published in the upcoming issue of The Pentagon. These problems use matrices and determinants to solve two finance problems.



* Softball Hosts Drake in Conference Action This Weekend

The Purple Aces softball team will host Drake in Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend at Cooper Stadium. On Saturday, the Aces face the Bulldogs in a doubleheader, with game one of the twin bill scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. Then on Sunday, UE and Drake will square off at 12:00 p.m. in the finale to close out the weekend series.

Saturday’s doubleheader, combined with baseball’s game against Wichita State at 2:00 p.m., will be a Military Appreciation Day. Admission will be free for all current military members and all veterans. A silent auction will also be held between Cooper Stadium and Braun Stadium that afternoon, which will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

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 Saturday and Sunday as they host the Drake Bulldogs at Cooper Stadium!

* Baseball Squares Off Against Wichita State This Weekend

The Purple Aces baseball team will take on Missouri Valley Conference rival Wichita State in a three-game series this weekend at Braun Stadium, sponsored by ProRehab. The Aces and the Shockers square off on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, UE and Wichita State are scheduled to get underway at 2:00 p.m., and they will close out the series on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Military Appreciation Day will be Saturday, in conjunction with softball’s doubleheader versus Drake starting at noon. All current military members and all veterans will receive free admission to the baseball game and softball doubleheader on Saturday. There will also be a silent auction held between Braun Stadium and Cooper Stadium that afternoon, for which all proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

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 all weekend long at Braun Stadium as they host the Shockers of Wichita State!

* Aces Tennis Shuts Out Screaming Eagles

Looking to gain momentum heading into the homestretch of Missouri Valley Conference play, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team did just that on Wednesday, earning a 9-0 win against the University of Southern Indiana at the USI Tennis Courts.

The 9-0 score was due to Division II rules with each doubles flight counting as one point. Evansville won its second match in a row while improving to 7-10 on the season. The Screaming Eagles fell to 6-14 with the defeat.

Natasha James and Kelsey Costales faced Elizabeth Wilm and Morgan Coquerille at top doubles, earning an 8-2 win. In flight two, Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno took an 8-1 win over Brenna Wu and Elizabeth Skinner. James and Costales were winners for the fifth match in a row while Trousilova and Moreno won for the fourth straight time.

Andjela Brguljan and Mina Milovic were victorious at No. 3 doubles. They defeated Shannon Joyce and Miranda Camp by an 8-1 final.

All six singles flights went UE’s way with each going just two sets. Trousilova got the job done at the top flight, defeating Coquerille, 6-0, 6-0. She improved to 8-1 in her last nine outings.

James moved to 5-1 in her last six in the second flight. She defeated Wilm, 6-1, 6-2. At the third flight, Moreno topped Wu, 6-2, 6-0. No. 4 singles saw Costales earn the win over Skinner, 6-1, 6-1.

Brguljan continued to evolve in her freshman campaign. She defeated Kymberly Brannon in the fifth flight, 6-0, 6-0. The win marked her fifth in the last seven tries. Completing the win in the sixth flight was Milovic. She defeated Alyssa Hoover, 6-0, 6-3. The win was her third in a row.

It is back to the road for the remainder of the season for the Purple Aces. That trek begins this weekend with a trip to face Wichita State on Sunday for a 10 a.m. match. April 18 and 19 will see UE face Illinois State and Bradley before heading to the MVC Team Championships in Bloomington, Ill. beginning on April 25.

* Second win helps Katterhenry win another MVC award

Freshman Kayla Katterhenry became the first University of Evansville women’s golfer to win consecutive tournaments and in doing so, earned her fourth Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week award of the season.

It also marked her second in a row following wins at the Saluki Invitational and Bradley Invitational. She became just the second golfer in program history to win more than one event joining UE Hall of Famer Andrea Werner on the list.Katterhenry toured the Pekin Country Club with identical rounds of 73 on her way to the win. She topped McCall Christopher of Indiana State by two strokes as six Missouri Valley Conference schools participated.

Still in only her first season, Katterhenry has posted four MVC awards. She is one shy of Andrea Werner’s program record of five, which were earned from 2002-03. The mark also tied Werner for most weekly awards in a season for the Purple Aces.


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