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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

* Janet Turner Receives Employee of the Year Award

Janet TurnerJanet Turner, administrative assistant in the Student Health Center, was presented with the Employee of the Year Award at the Staff Recognition Dinner on Monday, April 21.

Janet came to the University of Evansville almost 18 years ago. Known for her positive attitude and described as having a “servant’s heart” for UE students, Janet has gone far beyond the expectations of her job to be a “mom away from home.” She has taken students shopping, driven them to interviews, and invited them to her home for holidays.

Thank you, Janet, for your service to UE students and the entire UE campus community.



What's Happening Today

* 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 .

* UE Theatre Opens Peer Gynt in May Studio

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens Peer Gynt, by Henrik Ibsen, with scenes from the translation by Michael Meyer, Tuesday, Apr. 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre.  The show will continue with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 23, 24, 25, 26, and 2:00 p.m. on Apr. 26 and 27.

After villagers banish the imaginative braggart Peer Gynt to the mountains, he recklessly embarks upon an epic quest to fulfill his “true self,” no matter the cost.  This fast-paced and immersive theatrical experience is sure to lead audiences on an unforgettable adventure through the dangers of self-obsession and flights of fancy.

Dylan Frederick, a senior from Edina, Minn., directs the play. The cast includes seniors Julie Adamo from Chesapeake, VA; Lilli Hokama from Denver, Colo.; Brian Schwartz from Austin, Texas; juniors Steffan Clark of Owensboro, KY; Oriana Lada from St. Paul, Minn.; Andrew Meyer from San Antonio, Texas; sophomores Carter Caldwell from Louisville, KY; Tara Sorg from Haubstadt, Ind.; and freshmen McKenna Ceci from Peachtree City, GA; Sarah Hall from Austin, Texas; Avery Reagan from Conyers, GA; Cody Vann from Denton, Texas; and Rachel Woods from Franklin, Tenn.

The all-student creative team for Peer Gynt includes scenic design by senior Ryan Skinner from Georgetown, Ind.; lighting design by junior Alexis Richards from Denver, Colo.; costume design by senior Jessica Haswell from Marietta, GA; and sound design by freshman Nathan Reece from San Antonio, Texas. The play’s technical director is junior Logan McGuire from Fort Collins, Colo., the dramaturg is sophomore Hannah Cava from Las Vegas, Nev., and the stage manager is senior Megan Arbough from Parker, Colo.

The audience stands and moves with the action of the play in this high-energy production, running 70 minutes, with no intermission. Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at 12 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. For reservations, call the ticket office at 812–488–2031.

* This Week in Music:University Choir and Kantorei Perform

The University Choir and the chamber choir Kantorei will present a concert in Neu Chapel this 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.

* College Mentors Cookout During Lunch Today

College Mentors For Kids is hosting a fundraiser cookout during lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 23. It will be located outside of Ridgway University Center. We will be selling hotdogs and chips for $3 and lemonade for $1 extra. Hope to see you there!

* "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! 

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* 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!

* Free paper shredding and obsolete electronics recycling day April 30

Once again this spring, the free paper recycling day will be augmented by a free obsolete electronics recycling day. This University supported event is scheduled on Wednesday, April 30 - Reading/Study Day. PLEASE NOTE THAT PAPER SHREDDING COLLECTION WILL BE CHANGING LOCATIONS AS FOLLOWS:

Paper shredding: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Koch Center parking lot; 12 to 1:30 p.m. IN LOT A
Free paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again! All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed. Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale loop drive from 12 to 2 pm; and on the Lagoon from 2 to 4 pm.
Students and employees (faculty, administrators and staff) can bring their personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost. Accepted items include: CRT monitors, LCD displays, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, TVs, speakers, VCRs, microwave ovens and small refrigerators as allowed in dorms. Small quantities of lead acid, rechargeable and alkaline batteries will be accepted. Some items that C&I Electronics CANNOT accept are fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), full size refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking batteries and any other items C&I Electronics deems not acceptable. Please NO electronics owned by the University.

For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697.

* Retirement Reception for Jean Beckman

A retirement reception honoring retiring Professor of Chemistry Jean Beckman will be held on Thursday, April 24, 3:00-4;30 p.m. on the third floor of Koch Center (top of the stairs/top of the elevator).  Please join us in extending thanks and good wishes to Dr. Beckman as she completes 36 years at the University.

* Tree Planting and Retirement Ceremony Set for this Weekend

Please join us at this year's Tree-planting/Retirement reception this Sunday honoring Dr. Jean Beckman, Dr. Arthur Brown and Dr. Frank Underwood. The tree planting will take place on the lawn north of the Igleheart Building beginning at 1:30 pm with the reception immediately following in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. Hope to see you there!

* Sharon Kazee, Matthew Knoester and Nina Harper to present on their visit to Finland's schools

In November, 2013, Dr. Sharon Kazee, Dr. Matthew Knoester, and Nina Harper traveled to Finland for three days to learn more about that country's much-heralded school system. They will be presenting what they have learned about Finnish education on Wednesday, April 23 at 10 am in Wheeler Concert Hall and again at 4 pm in Graves Hall, Room 100.

* 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! 

* 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

* SAB Free Ice Cream Friday

This Friday, April 25, SAB will have free ice cream from 11 AM to 1 PM in Ridgway University Center. There will be vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry as well as toppings!!


Info You Should Know

* April Pcard Cycle Reconciliation

The April 2014 Pcard cycle has ended. (March 22-April 21). Cardholders may reconcile all posted April transactions and receipts, print their monthly report and forward your Pcard envelope for Supervisor approval. Note: Cardholders will be locked out of SDG2 on April 29 when the April cycle is loaded into the general ledger.

* 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! 



* University Choir Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year

The University of Evansville University Choir, conducted by Dr. Dennis Malfatti, was chosen for the fifth consecutive year by the Indiana Choral Directors Association to record the Indiana All-State Choir audition piece. This recording will be disseminated to all Indiana high school students auditioning for the All-State Choir. The recording will serve as a model for all students auditioning. The Indiana All State Choir features over 200 of the best music students in the state.

* 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. 


Sympathy to...

* Linda Happe and Family

Sympathy to Music Admission Specialist Linda Happe, whose mother-in-law, Lee Ann Brady, passed away Friday, April 18. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 am at Ziemers Funeral Home East Chapel on Hebron Ave.



* Crafton and Katterhenry Lead Aces in Day Two

A trio of Purple Aces made big jumps as the University of Evansville women’s golf team completed day two of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Panther Creek Country Club.

Sophomore Paige Crafton led the Aces in Sunday’s opening round and bettered her effort on Monday. Crafton shot a 75 on Sunday before improving by one stroke with a 2-over 74 on Tuesday as she takes a 149 into the opening round. She jumped from a tie for 14th place into a tie for 6th entering Tuesday’s final round.

Freshman Kayla Katterhenry also improved on the scorecard and in the standings. Katterhenry began the event with a 76 before posting a 75 on Monday to move into a tie for 12th place. She jumped eight spots with her score of 151.

Making the biggest jump from Sunday was junior Cathy Doyle. She improved three strokes on her opening round total of 78 as she wrapped up Monday’s round with a 3-over 75. Doyle marched up the charts from a 32nd-place tie into 23rd with a 153.

Senior Sydney Skiles posted an 82 on Monday and stands with a 158 while freshman Maggie Camp carded a round of 87 and finished the opening two days with a 165.

Bradley continues to lead the way in the team rankings with a 599. Following a record-setting 293 on Sunday, the Braves posted a 306 on Sunday and have a two stroke lead going into Tuesday’s final round.

Wichita State jumped into second place thanks to the low round of the day with a 304. Coupled with their opening round score, the Shockers stand just two strokes behind with a 601. Indiana State fell one spot to third on the cusp of a 307. They are four strokes off the lead with a 603.

Illinois State is in fourth place (606) while Southern Illinois and Missouri State (608) are tied for fifth. The Aces enter the last round in seventh place, just three shots out of the top five.

Danielle Lemek of the Braves continues to lead the individuals. She followed up Sunday’s 3-under with a 70 on Monday. She holds a lead of five strokes over McCall Christopher of the Sycamores. Lemek stands at a 139 while Christopher checks in with a 144. Alejandra Arellano from WSU is in third place with a 145.

The championship resumes with the final round of 18 on Tuesday. Groups begin to tee off at 9 a.m. with the final groups slated to begin at 10:30.

* MVC Tennis Bracket Released

Four days remain until the Missouri Valley Conference Tennis Championship and the bracket for the women’s side has officially been released by the league.

The University of Evansville begins the event as the sixth seed and is matched up against Drake, who is the No. 3 seed. Match time on Friday is set for 2 p.m. at the Gregory Street Tennis Courts in Normal, Ill. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs took a 5-2 win over the Purple Aces in a match at Wesselman Park.

Evansville’s success that day came via the doubles point along with a singles victory by Mina Milovic. Flights one and two saw UE take victories to earn the opening point of the day. Kelsey Costales and Natasha James earned an 8-5 win over Maddie Johnson and Lea Kozulic in the top flight. No. 2 doubles saw Marina Moreno and Marketa Trousilova take down Nell Boyd and Klavdija Rebol by an 8-5 tally.

Moreno and Trousilova have been on an absolute role over the last two months. Since February 28, the duo has won 13 out of 15 matches and ride a 7-match streak going into Friday’s championship opener. They also won six out of seven conference matches. Their lone defeat came in the opener at Southern Illinois.

This season marks the third time Evansville has finished in or tied for sixth place entering the tournament. The Aces finished the 2004 and 2009 seasons in a tie for that position. They finished the 2004 championship in a 3-way tie for sixth while 2009 saw UE as one of four squads to tie for fifth.


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