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Friday, April 25, 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

* Still space for tango lesson today

Learn to tango! There is still space left! Sign up by yourself or with a partner for a free tango workshop today, Friday, April 25. 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 invited to participate. This event is sponsored by the UE Spanish Club. Please email Dr. Rodríguez Quevedo to register: dr130@evansville.edu

* 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!
 

* 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: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AihhObor9IP-dHJIbmsybFlFR0o0dHZiT0JWYzhFNlE&usp=sharing#gid=0

Contact Haley Anderson at ha81@evansville.edu 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

FREE ENTRANCE!!!

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!

* 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.

* 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.

* SAB Free Ice Cream Today in Ridgway

Don't forget, today is FREE ICE CREAM Friday!! From 11 AM to 1 PM in Ridgway University Center, SAB will be giving out chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream with various toppings. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events

* Catholic celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday

The celebrant for this Sunday's 1:00 pm Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel will be Fr. Lowell Will, pastor of St. Clement Church in Boonville. At 12:45 p.m., UE senior Kaitlin Emmert will lead the singing of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

* 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!
 

* 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 http://walk.jdrf.org. 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.

* 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 courtney.moore2@gmail.com or the captains Maddy Hendricks mh326@evansville.edu and Mallory Mooney mm574@evansville.edu.
 

* 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.

* 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 ma112@evansville.edu or 812-488-1145. We look forward to welcoming new members to next year's team!

For more information go to:
http://gopurpleaces.com/sports/2007/10/23/DANCE_1023071900.aspx?tab=danceteam
 

Info You Should Know

* Renaissance Fair Set for Tomorrow CANCELLED

The Medieval Society’s Renaissance Faire scheduled for April 26 has been cancelled.

* Moving Boxes

The UE Bookstore has a limited number of boxes that can be used for moving by UE students. The boxes are free while they last. If you need one please come to the Bookstore.

* Important "Mail" Notice for Students Living in UE Housing!

Last Day for Mail Delivery and Pick Up for All Students Who Have Been Living in UE Housing will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Please review the “Office of Residence Life” website link at http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/servicesMail.cfm “On-Campus Services”-“Mail Services” link prior to departure.

You are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions directly. The University is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.

If you are expecting packages shipped via couriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, etc.) that may arrive after your departure, please contact UE Mail Services when inquiring about these items.
Mail Services will not be able to forward items; please make other arrangements prior to departure.

Please contact UE Mail Services with questions or concerns via email mailservices@evansville.edu or phone (812) 488-2197.

* 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.

* 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.
 

Congratulations

* Meghan Becker Named Winner of Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award

The Music Department is pleased to announce Meghan Becker as the winner of this year’s Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.  The award is given annually to a rising senior who is recognized by the Department of Music Faculty as showing excellence in their contributions to music and the university.  The Presser Award is made possible through a grant from the The Presser Foundation, promoting the causes of musical education and musical philanthropy.

* Knoester and Plikuhn Article Accepted for Publication

Matthew Knoester, assistant professor of education, and Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, had their paper entitled "Inquiry into the Independent Reading Development of First-Generation College Graduates with Advanced Degrees" accepted for publication in the Journal of Literacy Research.

Athletics

* First Place Purple Aces Host Braves For Weekend Series

The conference-leading Purple Aces baseball team will take on Bradley in a three-game series this weekend at Braun Stadium, for Youth Baseball Weekend. The Aces and the Braves square off on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6 pm. On Saturday, UE and Bradley are scheduled to get underway at 2 pm, and they will close out the series on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 1 pm.

The series of games this weekend will be Youth Baseball Weekend. All youth baseball players who are in grades 8 or under will receive free admission to any game this weekend by wearing their baseball jersey. Sunday, two members of Team IMPACT will be honored at the game and get the chance to throw out the first pitch and be a guest public address announcer during the game. Team IMPACT is a non-profit organization that looks to create and expand team-based support systems for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses. The baseball team has been working with a member of Team IMPACT, as well as the men’s soccer team, who will be distributing information regarding Team IMPACT and accepting donations for bracelets to raise money for the organization.

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 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am through 5:00 pm!

Come out and support the Purple Aces baseball team all weekend long at Braun Stadium as they host the Braves of Bradley!
 

* Kyle Freeland Featured in Wall Street Journal

What do University of Evansville pitcher Kyle Freeland, former NBA star Tracy McGrady and the Chicago Cubs have in common? Today, they were all featured in the Wall Street Journal.

While the journal is known more for its reporting in all facets of business in the United States, the newspaper contains a sports page that deals with several stories that are marketable to its clientele. The Evansville community has rallied around the star and now the rest of the nation is picking up on Freeland’s story.

How does this sound for an attention-grabbing headline? “Meet the New Stephen Strasburg of the NCAA”.

With a majority of businesspeople who read the publication being sports fans, most of them know the story of Strasburg. Comparing Freeland to someone of that caliber in this type of publication gives UE great exposure at a national level and puts Freeland’s name – and the University of Evansville – in front of the whole nation.

Written by Michael Salfino, the article goes into great depth at comparing Freeland’s strikeout-to-walk ratio to the college careers of some of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball today. Freeland enters Friday’s start with an unbelievable 87-to-4 ratio. That comes out to 21.8 strikeouts for every walk thrown.

Salfino compares that to some of today’s greats. Here are just a few of the ratios examined:
Chris Sale – Florida Gulf Coast – 2010 – 10.4
Stephen Strasburg – San Diego State – 2009 – 10.3
Jered Weaver – Long Beach State – 2004 – 10.1

Freeland is on an historic run this season that is twice that of several of the best pitchers of this generation. Sale posted 146 strikeouts against just 14 walks in 2010 while Strasburg’s top effort was 195 strikeouts and 19 free passes in 2009.

Pegged as a potential top 10 pick in June’s MLB Draft, Freeland has two more home starts remaining. He takes the mound on Friday against Bradley at 6 p.m. with his final start of the season at the Braun slated for May 9 versus Illinois State.
 

* Women's Tennis Set for Rematch at MVC Championship

This weekend, the Purple Aces women’s tennis team travels to Normal, Ill. for the Missouri Valley Conference Team Championship at Gregory Street Tennis Courts.

Entering as the sixth seed, the Aces will face third-seeded Drake in the opening round on Friday. Match time is set for 2 p.m. 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.

Since March 30, the University of Evansville has been stout in doubles play, earning five out of seven points. Marina Moreno and Marketa Trousilova have rolled to a 13-1 mark in their last 14 outings while going 5-1 in MVC action. Their lone loss in that stretch came at Southern Illinois in the conference opener.

At top doubles, Natasha James and Kelsey Costales have been on a roll of their own. They have combined to go 5-2 in their previous seven matches.

Trousilova was the top performer for UE this season on the singles side. Over the course of the fall and spring seasons, the junior has posted a 20-9 record. That included a 13-6 mark this spring and a 4-2 record at No. 1 singles in the MVC.

The Aces began women’s tennis competition in the MVC in 1995 and had their best championship finish in 1997. That year, UE finished alone in fourth place. Since then, the program has tied for fifth place on seven occasions.

Other opening round matchups on Friday feature No. 4 UNI against No. 5 Illinois State and No. 2 Southern Illinois taking on No. 7 Bradley. The winner of the UNI/ILS game will take on top-seeded Wichita State on Saturday while the victor in the Aces’ match will face the winner of the SIU/Bradley matchup at 2 p.m. Saturday.

* Men's Golf Picked Third In Pre-MVC Poll

A pair of spring victories coupled with two of the top three golfers in the league have resulted in the University of Evansville men’s golf team being picked to finish third in the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

Evansville’s preseason slotting is the highest in program history. The tournament is slated for April 28 and 29 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Illinois State is playing host to the tournament.

The Purple Aces feature the No. 2 and 3 ranked golfers in the conference according to stroke average. Sophomore Alex Turner enters the event with the second-lowest stroke average in the league with a 72.35. Defending Elite 18 award winner Quinn Vilneff is third with a 72.83. Both are just percentage points behind Louis Cohen Boyer of Wichita State, who had a 72.28 for the season.

UE is the only school to have three players ranked in the top ten as senior Parker Hensley finished the season with a 74.10 average over his 29 rounds of play.In 2011 and 2012, the Aces were selected to finish in the top five. The Aces were picked to finish 5th in 2011 and 4th in 2012.

Wichita State was picked to win the league in a vote by the nine coaches. The Shockers received seven out of nine first place votes. Illinois State was chosen second and received a pair of top votes. The tournament gets underway on Monday with 36 holes of play.

* 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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