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Monday, April 21, 2014

Upcoming Events

* "Greeks at the Game" Tuesday for Baseball and Softball Games

“Greeks at the Game” for University of Evansville Softball and Baseball will be held on Tuesday, April 22, as both teams will be hosting midweek games that afternoon and evening here on campus. Softball will host MVC rival Southern Illinois at 4:00 p.m. at Cooper Stadium, while Baseball will host Murray State at 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium.

A cookout for all Greeks will start at 5:00 p.m. in the walkway between Braun and Cooper Stadiums. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, and chips will be available while supplies last. An inflatable joust will also be at the game for entertainment. There will also be a raffle during the two games for chapter members in attendance, which will be announced throughout the games. Make sure to wear your letters when you come out to Braun and Cooper Stadiums to support your Purple Aces Baseball and Softball teams!

Faculty and staff also receive free admission to all softball and baseball games by showing their UE IDs at one of the ticket windows near Cooper or Braun Stadium. Students receive 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! 

* Calling all BSU Students!

RSVP for the UEAAA Annual Luncheon today! The luncheon is set for Saturday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. It is free for all UE African American students! To R.S.V.P. for the luncheon, visit, or call 812-488-2586 today! 

* This Week in Music: Monday and Tuesday Recitals

The Department of Music’s week of activities begins early—that is, tonight, Monday, April 21—with a performance by Eykamp String Quartet violinist Alicia Choi and Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar. The recital will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Bach, and Ravel, and the recital is free and open to the public.

The University Choir and the chamber choir Kantorei will present a concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the ensembles in a program that will focus largely on the music of Claudio Monteverdi. The first half of the program will be devoted to Monteverdi’s madrigal repertory, featuring pieces in both the late Renaissance style of the unaccompanied madrigal and in the early Baroque style of the continuo madrigal, with Helen Reed and Douglas Reed providing the continuo accompaniment on harpsichord and organ. The second half of the concert will jump to the Modern era with performances of William Albright’s Chichester Mass and Norman Dello Joio’s To Saint Cecilia. The latter work will also feature an accompanying brass ensemble comprising Department faculty members and guest players. The concert is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz on his recent activities. On Thursday, April 10, Dr. Steinsultz served as conductor for the 2014 Kaskaskia College Honor Band in Centralia, Illinois, and on Saturday, April 12, he conducted the Spirit of Evansville Chorus at the Region 4 Sweet Adelines Chorus Competition in Covington, Kentucky. The Spirit of Evansville Chorus won Most Improved Chorus in the region for 2014. 

* Dr. Lisa Kretz to give talk on "Climate Change: Bridging the Theory-Action Gap"

April 23 is one day after Earth Day - a fitting time for a presentation on climate change. Dr. Lisa Kretz will give a talk titled "Climate Change: Bridging the Theory-Action Gap"at the University of Southern Indiana, April 23, 6 pm, in Rice Library Room 11. (NOTE - the location has changed from when this event was first announced and will now be in Room 11 in Rice Library)

Abstract: In Plato’s Protagoras Socrates presents the problem of Akrasia (?κρασ?α), wherein one knows the right thing to do but fails to act accordingly. I am interested in identifying how to bridge this gap between theoretical commitments and behaviour. I discuss the problem in the context of the climate change crisis. Action lags, despite highly persuasive arguments that continuing the current trajectory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is irrational and immoral. Given this failing I recommend that practitioners of moral philosophy prioritize working on a swift resolution to the theory-action gap; namely the gap between espoused moral values and the actions that reflect such values. I contend that ethicists require a more robust account of how to facilitate morally justified behaviour and political action. One move in this direction pertains to motivation. An action-inspiring environmental philosophy makes necessary a grounding in knowledge of what morally motivates people to action. Thus, I argue that theory, practice and pedagogy must be empirically rooted in moral psychology regarding motivation and behaviour change. 

* I-House: Pakistan

Don't miss the last I-House of the semester -- I-House: Pakistan! I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Osama Khan will discuss what his life is like in Pakistan. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. 

* UE Cheerleading Tryouts this Saturday!

The University of Evansville Cheer Team is having tryouts this Saturday and encourages any interested students (Men and Women) to attend! Tryouts will be located in Carson Center from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Everyone who tries out for the team needs to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and tennis shoes because we will be stunting. Be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card, the completed waiver that you can find on our website, and the $25 tryout fee.

Additionally we encourage all girls who try out to wear makeup and do their hair as well. More tryout information is on the UE Cheer Facebook page, University of Evansville Cheer Program.

If you have any questions or concerns about tryouts please contact our head coach Courtney Moore or the captains Maddy Hendricks and Mallory Mooney

* Mark Your Calendar: Mountain Dew Kickstart Drink Sampling

Pepsi is sponsoring a Mountain Dew Kickstart drink sampling at UE on Tuesday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Look for the Pepsi tent top located outside of Graves Hall and the Ridgway University Center. Kickstart combines the great taste of DEW and juice with just the right amount of kick. Stop by and pickup your free sample of Cherry or Limeade Kickstart. In the event it rains, the sampling will be moved inside the Sodexo Food sampling area in the Ridgway University Center .

* Ace Commuters' Coalition Callout Meeting - April 22

Are you a commuter student who wants to be more involved on campus? Do you have ideas that could enhance the student experience at UE?

Then the Ace Commuters is the organization for you! Please come to our call out meeting on Tuesday April 22 at 5 p.m. in Room 271, Schroeder Family School of Business Building or email for more information.

Have your voice heard and your ideas spread in an understanding environment!

* Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Informational Session

Beta Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold an informal Informational Meeting on Monday, April 21. This meeting will be held in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center,. The start time is 7:00 PM. Dress will be business formal for those attending. Please feel free to contact Keith Patterson at with any questions. Sponsored by Cara Wood, Greek Life coordinator.

* Beauty of Engineering Event Planned for April 26

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
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 limited to 200 participants.
Registration deadline: April 18, 2014 or until pre-registration reaches 200, whichever comes first.

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!

* 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:

* Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Travel Exhibit

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


Info You Should Know

* Veterans and Current Service Members Graduating May 2014

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! 

* Wellness Nurse on Campus Today, April 21

Visit the employee wellness nurse in Ridgway Lobby on Monday, April 21, 1 - 3 p.m.

When feeling stressed, try to make the effort to be more flexible. Realize that we have the ability to choose our responses to stressors; however, we may need to try various options to find a solution that works best for our personal situations.

* Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for Research in Art History

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the 2014 Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for the best undergraduate research paper on an art historical topic. The winner will receive a $250 cash prize. Papers from disciplines such as art history, history, archaeology, art, visual communications and other areas may qualify, depending on the subject matter. For more information, contact Dr. Jennie Ebeling at The deadline for submissions is April 28.

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May 2014

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting to the statement on or before May 21 (cycle end date) will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 13 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds, unless the items purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.
• Approved requisitions indicating FY 2014-2015 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2013-2014 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2014.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2014-2015 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2014 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request
• All services completed and items purchased less than $100 and on campus by May 31, must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting & Audit by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 9 to be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

• The requisitions must have appropriate approvals and funds available to be charged to FY 2013-2014.
• Any requisitions less than $100 not submitted by this time or those submitted without appropriate approvals or without funds available will be charged to your budget in FY 2014-2015.

• All services completed and items purchased for $100 or more and on campus by May 31 must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 16 to be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds. Any requisitions not submitted by this time will be charged to your budget in FY 2014-2015.

* Accounting & Audit Announces Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses and Membership Dues Paid with Pcard

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2014? Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for some of those travel expenses or membership dues, you will need to e-mail Lori Harriss ( in Accounting & Audit with the following information:

Vendor name
Date of purchase on Pcard
Dollar amount charged to Pcard
Description and purpose of purchase
Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2014-15 budget funds.



* Dr. Parkison has article published

Dr. Paul Parkison, Chair of the School of Education, and Thuy DaoJensen, assistant professor of education at USI, published a study in "Teacher Education & Practice" entitled 'Recognition-based Pedagogy'. This study seeks to introduce what we call recognition-based pedagogy as a conceptual frame through which teachers and instructors can collaboratively develop educative experiences with students. Recognition-based pedagogy connects the theories of critical pedagogy, identity politics, and the politics of recognition with the educative experiences of students. Helping
teachers understand and implement recognition-based pedagogy is essential to developing democratic and inclusive educational contexts. A case study of a group of teacher candidates demonstrates how pedagogy focused on recognition of student assets can be utilized to create the type of recursively elaborative experience that help future teachers come to value students’ intellectual, social, and political experiences. Having experienced deficit, teacher candidates come to understand the impact of the deficit perspective. 

* A Winner Chosen for Student Art Exhibit's 2014 People's Choice Award

The Annual Student Art Exhibition is over and the votes have been tabulated! Thank you to everyone who visited the Peterson Gallery and cast a vote for their favorite piece of artwork. There were a record number of votes cast again this year. So at this time, the Department of Art is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 People's Choice Award: Madeline Satkamp for her oil and mixed media painting, titled "Lush". Madeline is a junior, Art Education major from Georgetown, Indiana. Please join the Department of Art faculty, staff and students in congratulating Madeline on her award.



* UE Tennis Finishes Regular Season with 5-2 Win

Evansville’s women’s tennis team gained some momentum heading into the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament next weekend, completing the regular season with a 5-2 win over Bradley on Saturday afternoon.

The Purple Aces (8-12, 2-4 MVC) got off to a strong start, sweeping through doubles.  Kelsey Costales and Natasha James got it started at the top flight, taking an 8-1 victory over Adele Henke and Sarah Rodefeld.  The triumph ended a quick 2-match skid.

In flight two, Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno were victorious for the seventh straight time.  They defeated Ashley Thai and Carly Miles by an 8-0 final to finish league play with a 5-1 mark.  Andjela Brguljan and Mina Milovic finished off the doubles sweep, taking an 8-2 decision over Cassia Wojtalik and Ariel Dechter.

Singles play featured the University of Evansville taking four matches en route to the 5-1 win.  At the top flight, Trousilova jumped to 10-2 in her last 12 efforts.  She defeated Henke, 6-4, 6-1.  With losses in the second and third flights, Evansville’s 4th-6th flights picked up the slack with Costales taking the win in the fourth flight.  She defeated Rodefeld, 6-3, 6-4.

Flight five saw Brguljan earn a win in two sets.  She topped Miles, 6-2, 6-0.  Milovic completed the effort at No. 6 singles.  She dealt Elizabeth Przystawski the loss in two sets, 6-3, 6-4.

At second-flight singles, James fell to Dechter, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.  No. 3 flight saw Moreno lose to Thai, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Next up for UE is the MVC Team Tennis Championship in Normal, Ill.  The Aces will take on their conference competitors beginning on Friday, April 25 with play going through Sunday.  Evansville’s opponent will be released as soon as all of this weekend’s competition is completed.  

* Aces Women Tied for 6th at MVC Championship

Following 18 out of 54 holes of play, the University of Evansville women’s golf team is in a tie for 6th place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill.

Pacing the Purple Aces in the opening round was sophomore Paige Crafton. Her 3-over round of 75 put her in a tie for 14th place with 36 holes remaining. She finished the day five strokes off of the lead.

Two UE players are tied for 20th as Kayla Katterhenry and Sydney Skiles fired rounds of 76. The duo is one shot off of Crafton’s 75. Rounding out the squad was Cathy Doyle and Maggie Camp. Each completed Sunday’s round with scores of 78.

Bradley had an exceptional day, shooting a school record 293 on Sunday. The Braves have three of the top seven golfers entering round two. Despite the record-setting day, the top four teams are separated by just four strokes.

Just three off of Bradley is Indiana State. The Sycamores have three of the top 14 individuals and finished the day with a 296. Wichita State and Illinois State are just behind with equal rounds of 297. Rounding out the top five is Southern Illinois. The Salukis are just seven shots behind with a 300.

Evansville finds itself in a tie for 6th place with Missouri State and Drake. All three institutions finished Sunday with a 305. UNI checks in at 9th place (307) while Loyola is in tenth (311).

For the first time in MVC Championship history, two players posted sub-70 rounds. Danielle Lemek of Bradley and McCall Christopher from Indiana State sit atop the leaderboard with rounds of 69. Both finished the day three shots under par. Sarah Boss from UNI is in third place on her own with a 70 while multiple players are tied for 4th with even rounds of 72.

The teams get right back to action on Monday with one round before completing the tournament with 18 holes of action on Tuesday.

* Dallas Baptist Salvages Last Game of Series, 10-2

When the Purple Aces came to Dallas, they had one goal in mind – leave town with the Missouri Valley Conference lead. Mission accomplished. Despite a 10-2 loss in game three against Dallas Baptist, the University of Evansville baseball team took two out of three in the series and sit atop the standings.

In the final game of the series against DBU (26-13, 6-3 MVC), the Aces (24-14, 6-3 MVC) had some chances to put runs on the board, but 10 runs in the final four innings proved to be the difference in the finale.

“To make a 14 hour trip, our goal was to win the series and be on top of the Valley. We did just that. Our energy is so high right now,” head coach Wes Carroll said. “We have a great offensive club and the good thing about them is that they are scrappy and tough to pitch to. I really proud of our club and the effort our guys put in. It feels great to get a series win.”

Both pitchers threw in excess of 20 pitches in the first inning, but made it out with no runs allowed. Each team stranded a pair in the frame. Evansville was the first to score in the second. Eric McKibban led off with a single and came home on a Shain Showers double to right as the Aces took a 1-0 lead.

The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning. Evansville had a great opportunity to pad its lead, loading the bases with no outs. Jarod Perry was hit by a pitch to start the frame before Josh Jyawook drew a walk. Jake Mahon was set to bunt the runners over, but some confusion by the defense allowed him to slide into first base and load the bags. The momentum was short-lived as a strikeout followed by a double play ended the stretch.

After leaving 17 runners on base through the first two games, Dallas Baptist came through with its top inning of the series in the bottom of the fifth. Daniel Salters came to the plate with the bases loaded and one out. He roped a double to left center, plating a pair. Justin Wall made it a 4-run inning as his double to right scored two more for the Patriots.

Two more DBU runs crossed home in the sixth. Austin Listi recorded his team-leading sixth home run of the season, which brought home Camden Duzenack, who singled to lead off the inning.

Each squad posted a run in the seventh. With the bases loaded, Jake Mahon made it home following a wild pitch to make it a 6-2 game before Dallas Baptist got the run right back with a Nash Knight RBI double. The Patriots added three more runs in the eighth to make it the 10-2 final.

Leading the Patriot offense in the finale were Duzenack and Salters. Duzenack had a 3-5 day from the plate while scoring a pair of runs. Salters continued his strong weekend. He was 2-4 with a team-best 3 RBI and two runs scored.

Mahon had three of UE’s eight hits in the finale while McKibban finished with two.

Isom went five innings for UE and took the loss, falling to 3-4 on the season. He allowed four runs on seven hits. Dallas Baptist starter Cory Taylor scattered six hits over 6 1/3 innings giving up two runs while walking four. He improved to 3-2 with the victory.

Riding a wave of momentum following a 6-3 start to conference play, the Aces head back home for its next five games. A midweek tilt against Murray State begins the week before the Bradley Braves come to town for three next weekend. On April 29, Evansville completes the home stand against USI.

* Quinn Vilneff Named MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week

Quinn Vilneff of the University of Evansville and Alison Szykowny of Loyola University Chicago have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Vilneff and Szykowny were honored for their performances during the period of April 7-13.

Quinn Vilneff has helped the University of Evansville men’s golf team to a pair of spring victories while finishing in the top 19 in all four events thus far. This weekend saw the defending Elite 18 winner finish in a tie for 19th place at the Hoosier Invitational. He posted two rounds of 72 before finishing the event with a 76. Prior to that, he tie for 10th place helped his team bring home a victory at the Bradley Invitational. He is a sports management major and maintains a 3.91 grade-point average.

Alison Szykowny had a sensational week in the field, breaking a pair of school records at the Illinois Twilight, hosted by Illinois. Szykowny smashed her own school record in both the the hammer throw (51.74m) and the discus (50.29m), finishing second and fourth, respectively, in those events. Also the school-record holder in the shot put, Szykowny holds a 3.23 GPA as an accounting/finance major

To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.

Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.


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