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Thursday, April 24, 2014

* Summer Hours Start Today

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 12 through August 8, 2014. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. We will return to regular hours on Monday August 11, 2014.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.


What's Happening Today

* OSA Salad Fundraiser

The UE Office Staff Association is holding a salad fundraiser on Thursday, April 24, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on the East Terrace at Ridgway University Center. The meal includes a trio of salads, dessert and water...all for only $5.00. Proceeds help support scholarships for our students. (Rain location - Olmsted Lobby)

* 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.

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

There is a Student Government Association meeting tonight at 5:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF OUR REDEEMER, next to SAE. Pizza and soda will be provided, as well as fun party favors!

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* This Weekend in Music: Student Recitals and Small Ensemble Concerts

It will be a busy final weekend in the Department of Music with several student recitals and small ensemble concerts.

On Saturday, tenor Joshua Kight, a student of Assistant Professor of Voice Gregory Rike, will perform his Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall at 2:30 p.m. The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson, will follow with a concert in Wheeler at 4:00 pm.

Sunday’s activities will begin in Wheeler at 1:00 p.m. with a joint Junior Recital presented by flutist Sarah Tuley and clarinetist Jessica Braam. Sarah is a student of Consortium Instructor of Flute Cara Dailey, while Jessica is a student of Associate Professor of Clarinet and Department of Music Chair Thomas Josenhans.

Baritone Alexander Henderson, a student of Associate Professor of Voice Jon Truitt, will follow with his Senior Recital at 2:30. Small ensembles then take over. The Clarinet and Flute Ensembles, under the direction of Thomas Josenhans and Cara Dailey, will perform in Wheeler at 4:00 p.m.

The venue will switch to Neu Chapel at 6:00 p.m. for a concert featuring the Men’s Chorus, the Women’s Chorus, and the UE String Ensemble. Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will conduct the choirs, while Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will lead the String Ensemble.

The weekend’s final event will be a performance by the Department’s various brass ensembles in Neu Chapel at 8:00 p.m. This will include the UE Horn Ensemble under the direction of Consortium Instructor of Horn Marc Zyla, the UE Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Professor of Trumpet Timothy Zifer, and the UE Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Assistant Professor of Low Brass Kenneth Steinsultz. All student recitals are given in partial fulfillment of the presenting students’ degree requirements, and all weekend events are free and open to the public.

Congratulations to senior music performance major Meghan Pund, recipient of this year’s Department of Music Service Award! The award was created to recognize and provide a financial reward for students who contribute to the Music Department in a very substantial way throughout the year. Qualifying students must have participated in at least three ensembles each semester and must exhibit a positive attitude that is inspiring to others. Congratulations, Meghan!

* Best Buddies Friendship Walk!

Want to come out and support disability awareness while making new friends? Come to our First Annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk, this Friday, from 3:30 - 5:30 PM in Carson Center small gym! We will have games and giveaways.

This will be somewhat themed like the Relay for Life where there are themed laps. The cost will be $2 a person, or $10 if you would like a t-shirt that says "Teach Me How to Buddy" on the back. Don't hesitate to come out and see what we are all about. We would love to have everyone on campus there (our buddies love it!).
You can sign up at the following link, or pay at the door:

Contact Haley Anderson at with any questions.

* International Club Semi-Formal

The University of Evansville´s International Club invites you to Semi-Formal event "Welcome to the Jungle" on Friday from  9:00 pm - 12:00 am at the Children's Museum of Evansville, located at 22 SE Fifth Street.

Featuring DJ Donald Peters


Dress Code: Formal

Let´s dance, eat finger-food and enjoy being in "jungle" before stressful final week.

* Last #readingseries of the semester, 4/25

Please join us on Friday at 4 pm at The Slice for the final #readingseries of the semester! Three of our fantastic majors -- Rachel Moore, Amanda Oaks, and Russell Finn -- will be entertaining us with their fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Hope to see y'all there!

* Cram Bags for sale April 29

Purchase a snack for finals and help cure Type 1 Diabetes! Stop by the table on the plaza outside Ridgway University Center on April 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to buy a snack and help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

You can also help the cause by joining us in the Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on May 17 at Holiday World (Register on-line at Go to “find a walk near you.” Choose Indiana, Santa Claus, University of Evansville team.) There is no registration fee, and participants are encouraged to raise sponsor money through use of social media.

Participants will complete a one-mile walk through Holiday World and will receive free lunch plus free admission to the Holiday World park all day, a free purple UE t-shirt, and a free JDRF walk t-shirt.

Contact Shala Cunningham (sc23), Jamie Titzer (jt186), or Kathy Liu (kl154) for more information.

* Free HIV Testing at Health Center on April 25

Confidential Free HIV Testing at the Health Center on April 25 from 9:00 – Noon. Please call 488-2033 for an appointment.

* 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!

* 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!!

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling Required for Spring Graduates

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate or transfer this spring, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the next session in Hyde Hall in Room 126, on April 30 at 2:00 p.m. You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

* 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:



* Freeland Featured in The Wall Street Journal

University of Evansville junior Kyle Freeland was featured in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The Denver, Colo., native is one of college baseball's fastest rising prospects and is expected to be a top 10 pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

His currently 21.8 strikeout-to-walk ratio is one of the best ever accumulated in college baseball and eclipses the marks set by current MLB stars Chris Sale, Stephen Strasburg, Jered Weaver and David Price in their final college seasons.

The online version of Michael Salfino's article on Kyle Freeland can be found at


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.



* Softball Game Against SIUE Cancelled

The University of Evansville softball teams game against the SIUE Cougars has been cancelled.

The game was scheduled to be played in Edwardsville, Ill., at 5:00 p.m., but due to a threat of potential bad weather the game has been cancelled.

Evansville’s next game will now be against Missouri Valley Conference opponent Loyola. The Aces will travel to Chicago, Ill., to compete in the weekend series on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.

* Sergej Vucetic Transfers to University of Evansville

With two student-athletes signed last week, University of Evansville head coach Marty Simmons and his staff continued their torrid pace on the recruiting trails as he announced that Sergej Vucetic will transfer to the program and begin play in the fall of 2015.

Vucetic, a 7-1 center, spent the last two seasons playing for the University of Nebraska. Originally a native of Vrbas, Serbia, Vucetic began his career with the Cornhuskers in 2012 and appeared in 11 games as a freshman. He played a total of 18 games for the Huskers, totaling 12 points and 6 rebounds. In 2014, Vucetec was honored by the Big Ten Conference, earning a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten Team.

“We are excited about Sergej’s decision to become a part of our basketball family,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said. “He brings great size, skill and length to our team. He possesses the ability to score and also provides us with an inside presence.”

Prior to his collegiate career, Vucetic spent the 2011-12 season at AIM Prep in Northville, Mich. He averaged 19.5 points and 12 rebounds per game. Prior to his time at AIM Prep, he was a member of CAPS All-Stars AAU team and played with an international all-star team at the Northwest Indiana All-Star Classic in April of 2012.

Vucetic spent time playing in the Nike International Junior Tournament, which took place in Paris in 2012. He also played for the FMP Belgrade program, which is considered one of the top youth programs in Europe.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Vucetic will sit out the 2014-15 season, but will be able to practice with the team.


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