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Friday, April 11, 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

* Space available for free tango workshop today

Learn to tango! Sign up by yourself or with a partner for the free tango workshop today, Friday! Sol Velásquez is offering a dance lesson from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Aerobics room at the Fitness center. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate. This event is sponsored by the Spanish Club. Please email Dr. Rodriguez Quevedo to register:

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* Social Enterprise Week - Changemaker Challenge

Join us for the Changemaker Challenge on Friday, April 11 to hear actionable, world changing ideas!  This competition is scheduled to take place in Room 251, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.    Students (individuals or teams) will complete for a cash prize by giving a 5-minute conceptual pitch on the social enterprise startup of their design. The winning pitch will best communicate a social or environmental change that exists due to our global interconnectedness, best present a sustainable, scalable, market-based solution, and best imagine the potential impact on our world, on the participants, and on UE.  Following the competition, be sure to stay for the reception and announcement of the winner!

Judges will include:  Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, UE President Tom Kazee, Old National Bank executive Jim Ryan, and social entrepreneurs from Road Trip Nation and Sustainable Solutions.

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

* Catholic Palm Sunday Mass to begin at Echo Point

If weather permits, this Sunday's 1:00 pm Palm Sunday Mass will begin with a palm procession from Echo Point. This week's priest is Fr. Tony Ernst, pastor of three parishes in Gibson County which is north of Evansville. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.


* Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings

During the period of April 14 through April 25, benefit-eligible employees may enroll in the UE health, dental, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. This period also provides an opportunity for employees to make changes between levels of coverage. It is the only chance for benefit eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

Enrollment/change forms are available during open enrollment meetings and in the Office of Human Resources. If you don't want to make any change to your coverage, you do not need to complete any forms (unless you want to enroll in the ACES flexible spending account for 2014-15).

Please consider attending one of the following open enrollment meetings to learn about exciting new benefits that will be offered beginning June 1, including voluntary life insurance and an onsite medical clinic for employees and dependents covered on UE health insurance. All of the meetings will be held in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center at these dates and times:
•   Monday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
•   Monday, April 14 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
•   Tuesday, April 15 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
•   Wednesday, April 16 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
•   Wednesday, April 16 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions.

* Retirement Reception Honoring Dr. John Mosbo

A retirement reception honoring retiring Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs John Mosbo, will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 3:00-4;30 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge, in the Schroeder Family Business Building. Please join us in thanking Dr. Mosbo for his service to the University.

* Career Exploration for Girls

The Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) organization is partnering with the University of Evansville to offer "The Beauty of Engineering", a career discovery event for girls in grades 4 through 8.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where: University of Evansville Koch Center for Engineering and Science
Who: Girls in grades 4 through 8
What: A morning of learning about engineering and computer science through hands on projects.
Cost: $7 per participant
Registration deadline: April 18, 2014 or until pre-registration reaches 200, whichever comes first. Registration limited to 200 participants.

This event will consist of a rotation through 4 workshops with projects in civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.  The activities for civil and mechanical session are brand new this year.  Check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and close at 8:00 a.m.  The final rotation should be complete by 11:15 a.m.

Rotation stations will be staffed by professional women in the fields of engineering and computer science. 

Pre-registration is required. Organizations are welcome with at least one but no more than two responsible adults rotating with the organization.  Individuals are also welcome and parents can drop off and pick up.

To find out more information or print the registration packet, please go to or to have the packet sent to you, contact Tina Newman in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at 812-488-2651.

* Fast Friday is today on Memorial Plaza!

Start your engines for the first Fast Friday! View the Baja Buggy, Formula Car, Super Mileage Car and Solar Car and meet the team members who designed and built thern TODAY on Memorial Plaza from 1-5:30 P.M. Help thank our special guests, the sponsors who made the funding for these cars possible. invite friends and family - campus tours will be offered!

Be sure and wear your purple!

* 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

* 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:

* 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. 

* 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.

* Renowned World Bank Economist to Speak to UE Students

Dr. Farrukh Iqbal will be speaking to UE students via video conferencing (from his office in Washington DC) at 4.00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building, on April 15. The title of his presentation is “Global Economic and Financial Prospects: Have We Turned the Corner Yet?”

Since obtaining a PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1981, Dr. Iqbal has been affiliated with the World Bank in Washington DC, most recently as Country Director in the Middle East Region. He has graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Research Director, Institute of Global Enterprise in Indiana and Professor of Finance. The event is open to public.

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


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

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Access Engineering Trial

Do you need information on the stresses in curved beams? Or a diagram of a disk brake or a push-pull amplifier? Or a video on total energy transferred to a circuit element?

Access Engineering provides engineering handbooks, interactive graphs and tables, videos and study guides. Subject areas include biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, energy/petroleum, industrial, mechanical, and operations management engineering.

The trial for Access Engineering is available until April 30.

Please direct comments or questions to Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian,

* Attention Rising Sophmores - Hartig Scholarship Application

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2014-15 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not file the FAFSA.

Applicants must submit the completed application (pdf) and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.  Applications may be emailed to

* 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: Drama Online Trial

Do you need an introduction to restoration comedy? Or plays in that genre? Or do you need a play with 3 male actors and 2 female actors?

Drama Online can provide all this information and it’s available at UE Libraries on a trial basis until June 3, 2014.

Drama Online includes over 1,000 full text plays and 100+ related reference works. Author coverage ranges from Aeschylus to contemporary playwrights and contains student editions, major foreign works in translation, and modern classics. In addition to full text works, Drama Online includes scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis and background information helpful to the instruction, research, and performance of dramatic works.

Key features include full text searching, refinement using filters such as cast size and roles, and browsing by playwright, genre and period.

Please direct comments or questions regarding Drama Online to Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, at

* Quiet Study @ UE Libraries

Looking for a quiet campus location to complete course assignments and to prepare for exams? UE Libraries is the ideal location for concentrated study as Spring Semester winds to a close. Indeed, Libraries has designated Level 3 as a quiet study zone. Take full advantage of the many study and research services UE Libraries offers you.

* Libraries Announces Easter Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Easter recess.

* April 17 (Thursday): 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
* April 18 (Friday): CLOSED
* April19 (Saturday): CLOSED
* April 20 (Sunday): CLOSED
* April 21 (Monday): Resume Regular Hours

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or

* 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).



* Knoester Presents at AERA Meetings

Matthew Knoester, assistant professor of education, presented a paper at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association on April 6 in Philadelphia. The paper, entitled, "Effects of Siblings on the Literacy Development of First-Generation College Graduates" was co-authored with Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology.

* 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!


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