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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

* New Virtual Tour Launched on UE Website

Take a virtual stroll through campus with our new online tour! Visit landmarks, enter buildings, view photos and videos, and more all from your computer or mobile device.

Explore the tour here:

* UE's United Way Campaign Is Underway!

Turn in Your United Way Pledge Form Today!

View Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast here:

Regular deadline: October 13 @ 8:00 a.m.

Even though the Early Bird deadline has passed, you still have a chance to WIN! Turn in your pledge form at any time this week and be eligible to win prizes including a day off of work (3), men’s and women’s basketball tickets, theatre tickets, gift certificates to UE bookstore and Jazzman’s, and MORE! Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. View Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and also read the following testimonial of how the United Way has impacted the lives of our own faculty, staff, administrators and students. Lastly, Partner Up and give to the United Way campaign!

“Young Leaders United (YLU) was created by the United Way to inspire young professionals, ages 40 and under, to engage in philanthropy, volunteerism, and community leadership. Being a part of YLU has given me the opportunity to attend lunch and leadership learning sessions once a month. At the lunches I’ve been given the opportunity to listen to community speakers talk about successful business practices, the importance of serving on a not-for-profit board and how to effectively network. Once a month YLU spends a Saturday morning volunteering at partner agencies for a couple hours. In the fall we helped Ark Crisis Center, located on Lincoln Avenue, with a family clothing drive. It was a wonderful opportunity to walk hand-in-hand with families selecting clothes for their children. The smiles on the kids faces warmed your heart as they received new clothing items and warm jackets heading into the cooler months. I would strongly urge anyone at UE who is under the age of 40 to get involved with Young Leaders United and become hands-on with the United Way partner agencies.”

Liz Riffert, Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

* Date Change for Yearbook Graduate Pictures

Because of the date change to the Snyder Lecture Series, the LinC yearbook has been bumped from its spot in Eykamp Hall 253 in Ridgway University Center for graduate portraits on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Portraits will now be taken from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 in addition to Monday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Call Student Publications at (812) 488–2846 or visit the office in Ridgway University Center, second floor, behind WUEV, to make your appointment today.

You may also stop at the LinC table in Ridgway University Center lobby from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 15–16 to make an appointment.

Graduate and senior portraits are FREE, so why not be a part of the 2015 LinC yearbook! 


What's Happening Today

* Used Book Sale to Benefit United Way

The 5th annual United Way Used Book Sale will be October 7 & 8 from 10 am - 2 pm in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. All paperbacks are 50¢ and hardcovers are $1. 

* This Week in Music: First Tuesday Concert Series

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a faculty ensemble performance of Sir William Walton’s Façade. Labeled an “Entertainment” by the composer, the work consists of chamber music to accompany the recitation of several poems by Edith Sitwell, a member of the family that supported Walton financially during his earlier years. The Department’s ensemble will consist of Consortium Instructor Cara Dailey on flute and piccolo, Associate Professor and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans on clarinet and bass clarinet, Assistant Professor Shawn Teichmer on alto saxophone, Professor Timothy Zifer on trumpet, Consortium Instructor Ross Erickson on percussion, and Adjunct Instructor Jennifer Wingert on cello. Professor William Bootz will play the role of Reciter, and Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct the performance. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* Zasadny Sculpture Featured in Krannert Gallery

SculptureThe sculpture of local artist Bob Zasadny is featured in the Krannert Gallery from October 6 through the 24th. The exhibit showcases a wide variety of his work as well as 4 cases dedicated to explaining his creative process. For more information about Bob Zasadny please visit and the Krannert Gallery. Bob welcomes requests to speak to campus groups and classes. 

* The Spanish Film Club Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Spanish Film Club has organized a Film Festival to celebrate the Hispanic culture. This will be a unique opportunity to connect us with the reality of different Latin-American countries such as Peru, Mexico and Chile. The movies will be screened at 7 p.m., Thursday in Room 170 in Schroeder School of Business Building.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Spanish Club. For more information regarding the tittles or the synopsis of the films, contact Dr. Lorena Andueza ( 


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Pakistan

This week's presenter is Areej Naseem from Pakistan! Her major is business administration (marketing). Her hobbies are reading, cooking, event planning, interior arts and painting. Her favorite things about UE are UE's environment, education system and Kate Hogen... So come watch Areej present on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Class of '59 Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

* Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service in Neu Chapel - Oct. 19

The UE community is invited to attend the Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service on Sunday evening, October 19, 6 p.m.

The Remembrance Service is one component of a larger series of events around the "Evansville Remembers: The Holocaust and World War II" initiative. The catalyst for this project is the Evansville Museum's exhibition "Through the Eye of the Needle: Fabric of Survival," which displays the artwork of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, a woman who documented her survival of the Holocaust through 36 meticulously embroidered pieces of art.

Through the events of "Evansville Remembers," community members will recall events of the past, honor those forgotten, and delve into the memories that are the Holocaust and World War II.

Many community partners have contributed their expertise and resources to create a rich and varied tapestry of experience to commemorate the Holocaust and World War II. The variety of events allows for educational and cultural diversity, as well as unique experiences for all as "Evansville Remembers."

For more information, contact or the Evansville Museum,

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus Oct. 8

Visit the employee wellness nurse on Oct. 8 in the Schroeder School of Business Building lobby from 1 - 3 p.m. 

* Booth Leaders Meeting

A meeting is planned for International Bazaar booth leaders on Wednesday, October 8 at 6 p.m. in the Class of '59 Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Booth leaders are required to attend this meeting.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Outlines, Introductions and Conclusions

Learn to incorporate vivid language into your introductions and conclusions, and learn how outlining can help organize your thoughts and make writing your essays easier. Whether you’re writing a research paper or just want to make your writing more compelling in general, it’s all about detail and organization! Join us at the Writing Center on Wednesday, October 8, from 5:00-5:30 p.m. for this useful presentation. 

* UE Foreign Languages Hosts Its 10th Annual Linguapalooza Thursday, October 9

The Department of Foreign Languages will host their 10th Annual “Linguapalooza” event on Thursday, October 9 on campus at the Ridgway University Center. Tri state area high school students will be on campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. The last session of the day will be an initiation to an additional foreign language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Gaelic, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.

Students will also take a tour of campus in their studied language and enjoy breakfast and lunch together. This year, there will be 145 students from 12 high schools. The schools attending this year’s event are: Boonville, Bosse, Castle, Evansville Day, Forest Park, Loogootee, Mater Dei, Mt. Vernon, Heritage Hills, North, Tecumseh, and Wood Memorial.

* Year of Service Forum Wednesday

The Year of Service Forum is Wednesday, October 8, 6:30-8 p.m., Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building. A panel of faculty, alumni, and guests who have participated in distinguished Year of Service programs will discuss program selection processes, applications, program types, national vs. international opportunities, value of these experiences, teaching English abroad, etc. The hour-long Q&A will be followed by an informal reception where students can continue discussions with panelists. All students welcome! This event is sponsored by the Center for Career Development. 

* Gregory Gregory Day Celebrated this Thursday

Gregory Gregory Day will be celebrated starting this Thursday in Evansville. The builder of Harlaxton Manor was born 228 years ago on October 9. Faculty, students and other Harlaxton fans are invited to celebrate GG and all things Harlaxton at Gregory Gregory Day at Ri Ra Irish Pub, Thursday, October 9, from 7 - 9 p.m. Other events will be held in Indianapolis, Falls Church, VA and Louisville this weekend. Find out more details and register online at

Everyone is encouraged to wear their best Harlaxton gear on Thursday - all day. Three cheers for Gregory Gregory! 

* Coming Out Panel This Wednesday

Join UE PRIDE this Wednesday, October 8, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 100 in Koch Center for the annual Coming Out Panel in honor of coming out day. Listen to panelists tell their funny, enlightening, and all too real tales of coming out. 


Info You Should Know

* In-House Office Supply Form - Revised

Effective immediately Central Receiving is accepting the newest version of the “In-House Office Supply Order Form” (dated 10/2014) which includes updated pricing. The revised “In-House Office Supply Order form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that previous versions of the In-House form will no longer be accepted as of November 15.

Please email your questions to or call extension 2181.

* UE Libraries' Wheeler Gift Fund Available

UE Libraries invites applications by Friday, October 10, for the Wheeler Gift Fund. Materials purchased with Wheeler funds consist of books, DVDs, or CDs a faculty member has identified as useful for support of a newly established class, a new academic program, or a cross-disciplinary effort undertaken by colleagues from several departments. Long term commitments, such as online database or journal subscriptions, cannot be supported with Wheeler funds.

The total amount available this year is $1,000. This entire sum may be awarded to one proposal or, depending on the number of proposals received and the merit of each, funds may be divided among proposals received.

The Wheeler Gift Fund was established to honor Walton M. Wheeler, Jr. (1908-60). Mr. Wheeler was a prominent Evansville attorney who served on the Board of Trustees of Evansville College from 1953-1960.

Please contact Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, at kb4 or 488-2486 for an application form or to answer questions regarding the Wheeler Gift Fund.

* Libraries Announces Autumn Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Autumn Recess:
Friday, October 10 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, October 11 – closed
Sunday, October 12 - closed
Monday, October 13 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14 – resume regular hours

Contact Libraries with questions at 812-488-2462.



* Short Film by Jennie Ebeling Screened in Israeli Museum

A short film based on Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling's NEH-funded research - Traditional Bread Baking in Northern Jordan - is currently being screened in the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv as part of Sukkot holiday celebrations.

You can watch the 9-minute film here:

* Family Weekend 2014 a Success

Thanks to everyone who participated in Family Weekend 2014! Over 560 people were on campus to re-connect with UE students. For "A Month in Review" presentation, click here

* Douglas Reed publishes Remembering William Albright (1944-1992)

The October 2014 issue of The Diapason, an international monthly devoted to the organ, the harpsichord, carillon, and church music, includes "Remembering William Albright (1944-1998) on his 70th birthday" by Douglas Reed, professor emeritus of music. The article pays tribute to Albright, an Indiana native who became one of the most respected American composers of the late 20th century.

Although he wrote for nearly every medium, Albright is best known for his keyboard works and particularly his innovative organ music. Albright’s association with the University of Evansville included Reed’s campus premiers of several pieces, Albright’s lectures and performances of ragtime and jazz piano music, and commissions of two major keyboard works: Four Fancies for harpsichord and Symphony for organ (with percussion). The Symphony is the subject of a recent doctoral dissertation (University of Nebraska), and Reed’s DMA dissertation (Eastman School of Music) is "The Organ Works of William Albright: 1965-75."

* Nikolidakis Wins Orlando Flash Fiction Prize

Creative Writing's Dr. Lisa Nikolidakis won A Room of Her Own Fall 2014 Flash Fiction Prize for her story "The Spinning Field." The piece will be published in Issue No. 17 of the Los Angeles Review.

Of her story, judge Kristen Wolf writes, "‘The Spinning Field’ brings the reader immediately and viscerally into the world of the alien among us – the outsider, the immigrant, the ostracized. For its pitch-perfect voice, succinct yet compelling details, and total honesty (even when it ain’t pretty), ‘The Spinning Field’ has the mark of a writer to watch!” 

* Mark Kopta's CelestHealth Research Group Has Paper Accepted for Publication

Mark Kopta, professor of psychology, is coauthor of a paper to be published in Psychotherapy Research.  Kopta collaborated with researchers at the University of Louisville on the article entitled, “Good-Enough Level and Dose-Effect Models: Variation Among Outcomes and Therapists” (Owen, Adelson, Budge, Kopta, & Reese). The article includes psychotherapy outcomes findings on 13,664 patients treated by 586 clinicians.  The CelestHealth Research Group has research sites at the University of Louisville, Johns Hopkins University, Marquette University, and the University of Trier, Germany.

* Mathematics Article Published

Clark Kimberling, Professor of Mathematics, has an article in the current issue of The Fibonacci Quarterly. Entitled "Fusion, Fission, and Factors," the article introduces new ways to combine certain families of matrices and polynomials associated with second-order recurrence relations. 



* Katterhenry In Top Ten at Butler

Sophomore Kayla Katterhenry is tied for 8th place at the University of Evansville women's golf team completed the opening round of the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Country Club on Monday.

Katterhenry's top ten effort featured an opening-round 75. She finished the day five over par. Behind her was another sophomore – Maggie Camp. Camp posted a 79 on Monday and is tied for 20th overall.

Giulia Mallmann was third for the Aces. She stands in a tie for 35th with an 83. Next up was Cathy Doyle. Her total of 86 has her in 45th. Dana Hayden completed the squad with a 91. Kelly Lamarche and Rachel Marchi played as individuals with Lamarche checking in with an 85 while Marchi finished the day with a 98.

In their home event, the Butler Bulldogs have a lead of ten strokes heading into Tuesday's final round of 18. The Bulldogs finished with a round of 293 and have two of the top three individuals. Jenna Peters (69) and Kelsey McDougall (71) are second and third overall.

Youngstown State is in second place with a 303 while Western Kentucky and Cleveland State are tied for third with a 306. Cleveland State's Sophie Kelner leads the way on the individual side as her 2-under 68 is one shot ahead of the competition.

Evansville stands in 8th place with a 323. They are three behind Eastern Illinois and four in back of Bellarmine heading into Tuesday's final round of 18.

* Men's Golf in the Hunt at Butler

Following the first two rounds of play, the University of Evansville men’s golf team is just three strokes off the lead entering Tuesday’s final round of play in the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Country Club.

With a score of 577 in the opening two rounds, the Purple Aces are three shots behind IUPUI, who notched a 574.

Wil Pahud continues to scorch the courses in his short time at UE. Pahud is tied for second place overall after his rounds of 72 and 69 on Monday. His 1-under 69 in the second round of play was the lowest of the 44 players in the event. He is just two strokes off of the leader.

Alex Turner and Will Knights are next up for the Aces. The duo tied for 10th place after the opening day. Turner began the day with a 1-over 71 before carding a 74 in the second. Knights started his day with a 74 before posting a 71 in round two.

Freshman Tyler Gray wrapped up Monday’s action one stroke behind Knights and Turner. His rounds of 71 and 75 tied him for 12th place with a 146. Jon Pick was fifth for UE, posting identical rounds of 80 to go into Tuesday with a 160.

Brett Wolvert and Rick Voyvodic were entered as individuals. Wolvert completed the day tied for 31st with a 152. He posted two rounds of 76. Voyvodic began the day with an 80 before improving by three strokes in the second round to finish play with a 157.

IUPUI sits atop the team and individual leaderboards. The Jaguars registered a 574 on Monday to sit three shots ahead of the Aces. The B team for the Jaguars sit in third place with a 584. Bradley is one shot behind in fourth after completing the day with a 585.

The Jaguars’ Jose Pablo Segurola leads the individuals with a 1-under 139. Segurola carded a 1-under 69 to begin the day before scoring an even 70 in the final round of 18. Pahud and Jon Williams of Indianapolis are tied for second, two shots behind.

After a big day on Monday, the Purple Aces look to wrap up the tournament on a high note with 18 more holes on Tuesday.

* Miranda and Ring Earn MVC Accolades

For the second time this season, the Purple Aces volleyball team has been honored by the Missouri Valley Conference with its weekly awards. Today, Ashley Ring was named the Player of the Week while Genesis Miranda took Freshman of the Week honors.

The duo played a huge role in the University of Evansville winning a pair of weekend matches. On Friday, the Aces made NCAA history in a 3-0 win over Bradley. Evansville accumulated 90 points in three sets, which ranks as the third-most in the NCAA since they enacted the 25 point scoring in 2008.

Saturday saw the Aces take a 3-1 win over Loyola to complete the perfect weekend.

Ashely Ring posted a total of 42 kills over the weekend, an average of 6.00 per set. She did that while hitting an accurate .321. She was also second on the team with 26 digs (3.71/set) while posting seven blocks and adding an ace. An 18-kill effort began the week for Ring as she hit .311 against Bradley to go along with 13 digs.

Her defense was stellar, finishing the night with six blocks. Her top effort of the year came on Saturday against Loyola as she notched 24 kills on 61 attempts, hitting .328. Defensively, she was stellar again with 13 digs.

Equally impressive for Evansville was freshman Genesis Miranda. Miranda finished with 33 kills (4.71/set) along with 20 digs, six blocks and a team-high three service aces. Miranda’s weekend started as she tied Ashley Ring for the team lead with 18 kills against Bradley.

She hit a team-best .333 while registering 13 digs and six blocks. Her 18 kills tied her season-high mark, which she has done twice before. In Saturday’s 3-1 win over Loyola, Miranda was second on the team with 15 kills. She also tied her career-best mark with 15 digs.

This weekend, the Aces take to the road for their annual swing through Iowa. On Friday, UE faces Northern Iowa before traveling to Drake on Saturday. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.

* Opening Week Preview:

Your University of Evansville men’s basketball team begins practice this week and we are here to count you down to Friday’s opening day of work.

What a better way to start than to explain what is back from what was the fourth-youngest team in the country last season. Out of 2,290 points scored in 2013-14, 2,209 of those points return, an astounding 96.5%! In many instances, you cannot have a shot without an assist. Good news for UE is that they are all set there too. Out of 485 assists, 475 (97.9%) are back.

Rebounding features 96.5% of UE’s productivity coming back.

Individually, when you think of scoring, the first name that comes to mind is D.J. Balentine. The First Team All-MVC player was seventh in the nation in scoring, finishing with 22.8 points per game. It was the most points scored in a season by a sophomore in program history.

On the inside, Egidijus Mockevicius made huge strides and is poised for even more this year. Over the final ten games of last season, Mockevicius recorded a double-double in seven of those contests. Talk about doing it on offense and defense – Mockevicius was the leading rebounder in the Valley (8.3/game) and shooter (62.7%).

Three freshmen got extensive playing time in their inaugural seasons at UE. Blake Simmons was named to the all-freshman team, becoming the seventh player under head coach Marty Simmons to earn the honor. Simmons started all 33 games and finished as the top scoring true freshman in the league.

Duane Gibson started 31 out of 33 games at the point guard position and finished second on the team with an impressive 124 assists. Jaylon Brown played in 32 games, showing off his pure athleticism. The trio have great potential moving forward. What Coach Simmons did by giving his young guys so much playing time was get them ready for what lies ahead. The experience they received by playing so many minutes, especially in MVC play, is priceless for them.

Take that all in, then look at what is being added to the team: JUCO All-Americans Taylor Stafford and Willie Wiley along with Mislav Brzoja, who spent the summer playing for Croatia in the FIBA U20 European Championship. Sergej Vucetic will join the team in the fall of 2015 after sitting out the upcoming season following his transfer from Nebraska.

Stay tuned for more stories about the Aces as we amp up for the beginning of the season.


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