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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Lenten Collection in Ridgway to help UE alum serving in Russia

The Newman Club will be in Ridgway University Center this week collecting money for their annual Lenten collection. This year, donations will go to an Evansville native and UE alum who is ministering in Vladivostok, Russia. Father Myron Effing has been serving as a missionary in Russia since 1991, and his mission society sponsors many activities to support the poor in eastern Russia, from Boy Scouts, to food and medical assistance, to Alcoholics Anonymous. Please give what you can - just a little loose change from everyone can make a difference! For more information, contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201.

* This Week in Music: University Symphony Orchestra Performs

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, April 15, at 7:30. For the opening piece on the concert, the USO string section will be joined by the Bosse High School String Orchestra (Kevin Hulsey, conductor). Together, they will perform David Shaffer’s The Chase. The 2013 Vukovich Concerto Competition winner, pianist Joe Luegers, will then join the full USO for a performance of the first movement of Edvard Grieg’s popular Piano Concerto in A Minor. The Vukovich Concerto Competition is held each year in memory of Brandon Vukovich, who graduated from UE with a degree in Music Management in May 2005. The orchestra will then conclude the concert with the two completed movements of Franz Schubert’s famous “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 in B Minor. The concert is free and open to the public.

* It's Interfaith Week!

The campus community is invited to learn about the various practices of different faiths this week! 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. Sponsored by Religious Life student organizations, the Department of Religious Life, and the Diversity and Equity Office. Download the flyer (pdf).

Schedule of events:

Tuesday, April 15
Interfaith Meditation and Prayer

4-6 p.m. in Neu Chapel
During this time there will be areas to pray or meditate in the style of various faith traditions. Hosted by Kappa Chi.

Wednesday, April 16
Passover Seder

7-9 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center (RSVP required)
Learn about and experience the Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) while enjoying a FREE home-cooked dinner! Reserve your spot today by e-mailing Hosted by UE Hillel.

Thursday, April 17
Maundy Thursday Foot-washing

3-4 .p.m. in Ridgway University Center
Maundy Thursday is the Christian feast, or holy day, that always falls on the Thursday before Easter. The Christian practice of foot washing dramatizes the humility and servanthood of Jesus, both on the night of his betrayal and his continual presence among us. In washing one another's feet, we are responding to his "new commandment" that we love one another. The word "Maundy" comes from the Latin word, mandarum, or mandate. Hosted by Neu Chapel.

Fast for a Day
7:15-8:15 p.m.  in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center
(RSVP required)
The UE community is invited to fast for a day on Thursday, April 17. We will begin fasting at sunrise and break our fast at sunset with dinner at 7:30 p.m. A short presentation will precede the dinner at 7:15 p.m. Hosted by the Muslim Students Association. RSVP with Kareem El-Khodary at

* Showing of Inequality for All

The Department of History joins with Tri-State Jobs with Justice to show Robert Reich's documentary "Inequality for All" at 7 PM on Tuesday, April 15 in Room 100 in Koch Center. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Father Steven Pl. Lintzenich, Dr. Peter Cashel-Cordo, Dr. Daniel Byrne and others.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* NOON PRAYER @ NEU on Maundy Thursday, April 17

Come to Neu Chapel on Maundy Thursday, April 17, for NOON PRAYER at 12:10 p.m. The service will include readings (scripture and sacred poetry) and music by Johann Sebastian Bach suitable for Holy Week. University Organist Douglas Reed and University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman will lead the service.

* Interested in a Philosophy Club?

Students Interested in starting a Philosophy Club should attend a meeting on Wednesday, April 16, from 4-5 pm, in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Come out and enjoy this meeting and discuss how we would like to move forward with regard to beginning a Philosophy Club next fall. Treats to be provided.

* Fast for a Day - Location Change

The location for "Fast for a Day" has been changed to Grabill Lounge in Neu Chapel. It had originally been scheduled to take place in Ridgway University Center. The date and time of the event - Thursday, April 17 from 7:15-8:15 p.m. - has NOT changed.

RSVP required. The UE community is invited to fast on this date. We will begin fasting at sunrise and break our fast at sunset with dinner at 7:30 p.m. A short presentation will precede the dinner at 7:15 p.m. Hosted by the Muslim Students Association. RSVP with Kareem El-Khodary at

* 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.

* Today's Summer & Part-Time Job Fair Moving Inside Ridgway University Center

Due to cooler temperatures, today's Summer and Part-time Job Fair is moving inside Ridgway University Center, 2nd Floor Mezzanine. (same time and date.)

Find summer or part-time employment at this week's job fair on Wednesday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:
Center for Career Development

* Staff Appreciation Dinner RSVP

Each staff employee and their guest are invited to attend the Staff Appreciation Dinner at the Log Inn on Monday, April 21. The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of the Year Award.

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 16.


Info You Should Know

* Wanted: Students to Blog about Their University of Evansville Experiences

The Department of Marketing is looking for students to blog about their 2014-15 UE experiences. Bloggers will receive $250 per semester upon fulfilling the requirements which include:
• Share about campus life at least twice a month. Posts can include written posts, photos, or videos.

Interested students should e-mail Kim McDonald ( a sample post. Students selected to blog will be asked to write an intro post and provide a photo.

* Fitness Center 2014 Easter Break Hours

Thursday, April 17 - 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (No evening Fitness Classes)

Friday, April 18- Closed

Saturday, April 19 - Closed

Sunday, April 20 - Closed

* Attention May 2014 Graduates

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you!

* 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).



* UE ASCE Student Chapter Receives National Recognition

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Evansville Student Chapter has received the Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities for this past year.  The student chapter's accomplishments were awarded due to the enthusiasm and hard work of its student officers and members.  Zach Neukam (president), Kilian Sweet (vice president), Abby Browder (secretary), Josh Hood (treasurer), and Hannah Okray (historian) served as student officers in 2013.

The UE ASCE student chapter participated in a variety of activities, from community service projects and professional meetings to social events.  Our chapter is among the sixteen schools out of 292 student chapters to receive this national honor from ASCE.


* 2014 Bike Race Results

Congratulations to AOII A and SigEp A on your Bike Race victories!

Women's Race
Team Time

1. AOII A 1:15:33
2. Chi Omega Cardinal 1:16:23
3. Chi Omega Straw 1:18:12
4. Zeta Tau Alpha 1:18:20
5. AOII B 1:18:37
6. Chi Omega Carnation 1:20:17

Fastest Qualifying Time
Kristin Pins 33.66

All-Star Team
Alyssa Waninger
Kristin Pins
Paige Knott
Trisha Brandonisio
Sarah McLear

Men's Race
Team Time

1. SigEp A 1:46:12
2. SAE 1:50:12
3. Lambda Chi 1:54:10
4. SigEp 1 1:55:23
5. Fiji 158 Laps = 1:54:06
6. Phi Tau 149 Laps = 1:55:38
7. TKE 140 Laps = 1:55:47

Fastest Qualifying Time
Zach Wolf 01:04.6

All-Star Team
Nathan Kampwerth
Corey Cannon
Josh Pins
Wade Mobley
Matt Smith


* Baby Announcement

Congratulations to Doug and Sophia Cook on the birth of their son Ruben Manuel. Ruben was born April 8 at 7:07 a.m. at Deaconess Women's Hospital in Evansville. He was 21 inches long and weighed 8.2 lbs. Doug is a day sergeant in the Office of Safety and Security and is also a graduate of UE.

* Douglas Reed Performs at St. Luke's Episcopal, Louisville

Douglas Reed, Professor Emeritus of Music/University Organist performed a recital of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach and William Albright on the new Martin Pasi organ at St. Lukie's Episcopal Church, Louisville (Anchorage), Kentucky on February 16, 2014. The concert preceded a Choral Evensong service during which Dr. Reed also accompanied St. Luke's Choir in a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by George Dyson.

* SGA Election Results

Officers of the Student Government Association have been elected!! Results of the recent elections are as follows: SGA President Connor Donnelly; SGA Vice President Mallory Mooney; Academic Fund Board Chair Kelsey Williams; Student Elected Trustee Nathan Stamps; Chief Executive Officer Megan Moran; Chief Operating Officer Jacob Green; Parliamentarian Jalen Lee; and Secretary Jackie Kossoff.

* UE Wins Second Overall at Annual ASCE Conference

Twenty-three UE civil engineering students travelled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Great Lakes Regional Conference on April 11-12. They won second place overall!

Civil engineering students from Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin gathered for the weekend of civil engineering design competitions and professional ethics paper presentations. In all there were eight events and UE was represented in all of them: concrete canoe, steel bridge, professional ethics paper and presentation, environmental design, surveying, quiz bowl, concrete materials, and mystery design. 

Senior Jamie Johnson won third place in the professional ethics paper and presentation with her paper: The Engineer’s Role in Natural Disasters.  Seniors Jamie Johnson, James Gabe, Chris Kuester and Heather Passey won first place in the quiz bowl competition, where students are tested on their civil engineering knowledge.  The concrete canoe team with project managers Christina Bernauer and Shannon Osiecki won second place with the canoe “Dark Knight.”  Category awards in the concrete canoe competition included third place in races (led by captain Hannah Okray and paddlers Jaclyn Altstadt, Aubin Fowler, Silas Bohlen, George Carroll, Forrest Plumlee and Levi Leffert), second place in design paper (led by academics captain Abby Browder), second place in presentation (with Alejandro Mojica Cadario, Carroll, Bernauer and Osiecki), and second place in final product.  The steel bridge team, led by senior Alex Schwinghamer and junior Abby Browder, improved the bridge design so that they constructed their bridge 30% faster than last year with the help of team members Hieronymus Mitchell, Noble Rassam, Hannah Kirk, and Forrest Plumlee.  In addition to the above, the other students who were involved included: Danilo Bortoletto, Helena Leon, David Lopes, and Monica Pinto. 

Faculty advisors Dr. Jim Allen, Dr. Immanuel Selvaraj, and Dr. Mark Valenzuela traveled with the students this weekend.

At the conference, the UE team was second to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and beat out teams such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, Purdue University (West Lafayette, Calumet, and IP Fort Wayne), Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Valparaiso University, and the University of Notre Dame. 

* McMullan Featured Speaker at Eudora Welty House

Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan was the keynote speaker at Mississippi’s 2014 Scholastic Writing Competition awards ceremony held at the Eudora Welty House in Jackson, Mississippi on April 13, Welty’s birthday. Over 300 guests were in attendance. McMullan has served as a member of the Eudora Welty Foundation National Advisory Board since 2013.

The Scholastic Writing Awards began in 1923, and the program has grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the United States—as well as the largest source of scholarships for young writers. McMullan, who won a Scholastic writing award when she was in high school, presented 101 Mississippi students with Scholastic writing awards. She is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Evansville.

* Janice Mann Presents at Undergraduate Research Conference

Janice Mann, senior sociology major, presented her senior research paper "Drug Use among College Students at a Private University" at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 11.

* James MacLeod to write book on Evansville and WWII

Professor of History James MacLeod has signed a contract with The History Press to write a book titled "Evansville and the Second World War". It will appear in the Fall of 2015, and will focus on the social, political and industrial history of the city during the War


Thank You

* Bike Race Thanks!

The Fitness Center Staff would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 annual Bike Race a huge success. It was a great example of the UE community working together for a day of food, fun, and fellowhip. Thanks to the Student Life Staff, Security, Sodexo, Physical Plant, Housekeeping, Buildings and Grounds, Athletic Training, Student Interns,Intramural Supervisors, Work Student Students, Evansville Police Department, Dan's Comp, Parents, Fans, Alumni, and all Bike Race Participants. Thanks to all for helping make this day possible and continuing the UE tradition.




* Women's Golf takes 4th at Indiana State

In the regular season finale, the University of Evansville women’s golf team picked up some momentum as they head into the Missouri Valley Conference Championship next weekend. The Purple Aces finished in fourth place at the Indiana State Invitational on Monday at Terre Haute Country Club.

Facing five other MVC schools, the Aces defeated three of them on their way to the fourth place outing. Indiana State took the team win with a 620 after shooting the low round of the event (307). William Woods settled for second with a 626 while UNI was one stroke behind in third with Evansville clinching fourth with a 631.

After tying for third on day one, Kayla Katterhenry tied for the team low with a 76 on Monday to finish all alone in third. Her two round total of 151 was five strokes off of the win. It marked her sixth finish of the season inside the top three.

Paige Crafton also carded a 76 on Monday and jumped 19 spots to finish in a tie for 11th with a 158. She improved by six strokes from the first to second round and tied her top finish of the 2013-14 campaign.

Coming in a tie for 15th was Cathy Doyle. She finished the event with a 159 and posted her third finish in the top 17 in four events since withdrawing from the Don Benbow Invitational.

Maggie Camp also made a large jump in day two. She rebounded from a Sunday total of 86 to post a 77 on Monday. She tied for 30th with a 163. Dana Hayden moved three strokes up the chart, recording an 89 on Monday to finish the event with a 181.

Leading the three individuals for the Aces was Sydney Skiles. She took 45th place with a 169 after posting an 86 on Monday. Kelly Lamarche finished Monday with a 95 on her way to a 183 for the tournament while Rachel Marchi rounded out the squad with a 194.

Danielle Lemek of Bradley was the medalist, ending Katterhenry’s 2-match win streak. Lemek shot an even 72 on Monday to finish with a 146. Myriam Hassan of William Woods took second with a 147 with Katterhenry following in third place with a 151.

This weekend, Evansville and the rest of the MVC schools will face off in the conference championship. Panther Creek Golf Club in Springfield, Ill. will play host to the tournament, which will take place next Sunday through Tuesday (4/20-22).

* Lunch with the Aces at Outback Steakhouse

Join the Athletic Department for our annual Lunch with the Aces at Outback Steakhouse. Thursday, April 24 at 11:30am. All proceeds benefit the UE Athletic Scholarship Fund. Coaches and Staff will serve the lunch. There will also be a great Silent Auction and a 50/50 raffle. Cost is $25 per person and registration is required by April 17. Tables of 2, 4 and 6 are available. To attend, please contact Dwight Merilatt in the Athletic Department at dm160 or 488-2287.

* UE Student-Athletes Honored for Community Service

Community service is one of the most important parts of being a student-athlete at the University of Evansville. At the softball game on April 13, the student-athletes with the top number of hours were honored for their service.

"Community service is a pivotal part of being a student-athlete at the University of Evansville. I am very proud of what our student-athletes have accomplished and the way they represented our university,” UE Athletics Director John Stanley said. "Their work has benefited so many organizations and has made such an impact on the community."

Topping the list was Miranda Liles, who posted 280 hours of service. She assisted in 16 different organizations. Her efforts helped the women’s basketball team garner an impressive 562 hours of service this year, which helped them tied for first among all UE teams. They worked with 19 different organizations. That averages out to 45 hours of community service student-athlete on the team.

Sharing top honors is the Women’s Soccer team with 669 hours of service this year working with 25 different organizations. They averaged 26.76 hours of community service per student-athlete on the team.

“Here at the University of Evansville our student-athletes work hard to give back to our community,” head women’s basketball coach Oties Epps said. “We are honored and humble that our women's basketball program will be receiving this award.”

Head women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree echoed those sentiments.

“I am very proud of not just what my team has accomplished, but the all of our student-athletes,” she said. “The work they do is such a benefit to our community.”

With 98 organizations benefited from the volunteering of 247 student-athletes at the University of Evansville. They combined to post 3,941.5 hours of work with those organizations. The top 20 are listed below along with a list of organizations that the teams have volunteered with this year.

Miranda Liles – Women’s Basketball
Emily Griebel – Women’s Soccer
Kayla Fortner – Softball
Miranda Graham – Women’s Soccer
Kelsey Costales – Women’s Tennis
Bronwyn Boswell – Women’s Soccer
Kelli Moran – Women’s Soccer
Kat Taylor – Women’s Basketball
Katie Ellerson – Women’s Basketball
Mallory Ladd – Women’s Basketball
Caitlin Harty – Women’s Swimming & Diving
Ashley Ring – Women’s Volleyball
Meagan Holmes – Women’s Volleyball
Khristian Hart – Women’s Basketball
Jordin Campbell – Women’s Soccer
Kelly Lamarche – Women’s Golf
Abby Springer – Women’s Soccer
Sydney Skiles – Women’s Golf
Emily Richardson – Women’s Soccer
Stephanie Cerino – Women’s Volleyball


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