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Friday, November 14, 2014

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* University of Evansville Theatre Opens Macbeth, the Scottish Play

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, opening Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 20, 21, 22, and at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 23.

Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy combines supernatural elements with barbaric ambition, in this keen examination of evil. Against the backdrop of the 11th century, the power-hungry Macbeth is tempted by the prophecies of three witches, spurring his overwhelming desire to be the King of Scotland. Along with his frighteningly manipulative wife, this mad desire leads them both into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder. Monstrous actions run rampant, as he and Lady Macbeth lose themselves to unstoppable urges of savagery and political atrocity.

John David Lutz, professor of theatre and department chair, directs Macbeth. Associate professor Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; professor Patti McCrory is the costume designer; assistant professor Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; professor Diane Brewer is the dramaturg; professor Chuck Meacham is the sound designer; guest artist and UE alumnus Diego Villada is the fight choreographer; and Alexis Richards, a senior from Denver, Colo., serves as the associate lighting designer.

The cast features Ben Anderson, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., in the title role, and Emily Daly, a senior from Milwaukee, Wis., as his conniving wife. The 35-person cast also features Anders Neirheim, a senior from Minnetrista, Minn., as Duncan, and Christopher Hailey, a senior from Friendswood, Texas, as Macduff. The three witches will be played by Olivia Hebert, a senior from Arlington, Texas, Devin Fluker, a junior from Las Vegas, Nev., and Jasmine Maletta, a sophomore from Chesterton, Ind.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Including Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the rest of the season features Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, Feb. 20 through Mar. 1; and A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, April 17-26. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m.

* Dishes for Wishes Ticket Sales

Members of Chi Omega will be selling tickets to their annual Dishes for Wishes philanthropy benefiting The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Stop by their Ridgway University Center table to buy a ticket for a delicious home cooked meal, prepared by the Chi Os themselves! Ticket sales are Nov. 12-15. $8 red ticket (enter at 5:30 pm) $10 gold ticket (enter at 5:00 pm). 

* Archaeology and Art History at Jingle Mingle Mart this Evening

Today - Friday, November 14, 5:00-9:00 p.m. - the Department of Archaeology and Art History will be selling an assortment of handmade items at the Jingle Mingle Mart at Christ the King School. More than 25 students, alumni and parents, as well as faculty, staff and other friends of the department, donated hand knit hats, scarves and belts as well as jewelry, paintings, beadwork, photographs, quilts and many other items to sell in order to raise money to support student programs. Be sure to stop by and support our programs at Jingle Mingle!

* International Students - Come and Make a Wish for the International Bazaar

International students - come to the International office and write a wish on the star that will be used as decorations and placed in Ridgway University Center. Help us to represent all of the many international students we have here at UE 


Upcoming Events

* All UE Employees Invited to Emeriti Workshops for Retirement Health Care

UE employees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Tuesday, November 18 in Room 252, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.
The workshops are scheduled for:
• 9:00 am – 10:00 am for retirees
• 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for active employees considering retirement
• 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm for retirees

For more information about these workshops, please visit:
The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:
• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

A representative from Emeriti and Aetna health insurance will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program.
For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit:

* Moonlight Madness at the Bookstore

The UE Bookstore will have a Moonlight Madness event on Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. (and maybe even later!)  Special promotions during the night. Check out the Bookstore Facebook page for full details or just stop in that night. 

* International Bazaar - Next Friday!

The International Club presents the 28th annual International Bazaar Friday, November 21 from 5-8 pm. Experience the wonders of diversity through a variety of performances, cultural experiences, and delicious food from around the world. This year is bigger than ever -- Food will be served in Cafe Court (traditional grill options will still be available in Ace's Place for Meal Plan), while Eykamp Hall still serves as the hub of cultural interaction. Don't miss it!

Free admission for UE students (just show your UE ID) and kids 5 & under! General Admission is $5. All proceeds go to UNICEF.

* Collecting for Christmas Donation to Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Beginning Monday, November 17, Graves Hall will again collect women’s and children’s hats, gloves, scarves and socks this Christmas season to be donated to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. We are also asking for $5.00 or $10.00 gift cards from Target and Walmart. Monetary donations will also be accepted!

Until the Christmas tree is set up in the lobby of Graves Hall to hang the items on, please put your donations (hat, gloves, etc.) in the wrapped box in the lobby. If you are donating money or gift cards, please bring them to Pam Young, Karen Doss, Cindy Felts, Jeannette Oakley, Lisa Toelle or Jane Woods in Graves Hall. Thank you!

* This Weekend in Music: Senior Recital & Ansyn Banks Quintet Concert

Department of Music students Meghan Becker (clarinet) and David Wantland (horn) will offer a joint Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, November 16, at 12:00 p.m. Meghan is a student of Associate Professor and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans, and David is a student of Consortium Instructor Marc Zyla. Both students perform the recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education degree. The recital is free and open to the public

The Ansyn Banks Quintet from Louisville, KY, will present the next Jazz Guest Artist Concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, November 16 at 4:00. Dr. Banks joined the University of Louisville faculty in 2006. He holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University and Indiana University. Ansyn has performed with many of today’s most outstanding jazz artists, including Harry Pickens, Hank Marr, Mark Buselli, Brent Wallarab, and Steve Allee. He also teaches at Jamey Aebersold’s summer workshops. In addition to Ansyn Banks on trumpet, the members of the quintet are Dave Clark, saxophones; Kendall Carter, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass; and Darrel Cotten, drums. Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Jazz Society members and $5.00 for students. Tickets can be obtained in advance by contacting the UE Department of Music at 479-2754, or they may be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy at or (812) 488-2227. 

* Non-Direct Entry Physical Therapy Forum

The annual Exercise Science Non-Direct Entry Forum for pre-physical therapy students will take place on Tuesday, November 18 in Koch 101 from 6 to 7 pm. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of current PT faculty and staff as well as current DPT students regarding the preparation and application to graduate schools for physical therapy. The forum is open to all undergraduate students considering physical therapy. Please contact Taylor at td100 with any questions. 

* Final #readingseries Planned for TODAY - Friday, Nov 21

Please join us TODAY - Friday, November 21 - at 4:00 p.m., at The Slice for the final #readingseries of the semester. This week will feature poetry by Justin Slattery and two fiction pieces by Susan Vandagriff and Jess Ingle. This is sure to be a great one! 

* Thankful For Soup Day Planned for Wednesday

The UE Office Staff Association is holding their annual soup fundraiser on Wednesday, November 19, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the lobby of Graves Hall. The meal includes a bowl of soup, dessert and water...all for only $5.00. There will be seating in Graves Hall for you to enjoy your lunch or use to-go containers and trays for easy pick-up for the entire department or your roommates.

Choose from 14 different kinds of homemade soups and more than 10 different homemade desserts. Soups: Chicken Barley Chili, Chicken Corn Chili, Tortellini, Southwest Chicken, Cheesy Potato, Beef Vegetable, Chicken Noodle, Chicken Enchilada, Vegetarian, Beef Barley, Tomato Basil Artichoke, Broccoli Cheese, Potato, and Beef Taco

Proceeds help support scholarships for our students.

* International Education Week Student Presentations - Tuesday Nov 18

On Tuesday, Nov 18 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Ekyamp 253-254, Ridgway University Center, UE students Gretchen Kohl, Raeanna Wood, Charlotte Muscroft, Ashley Leroy, Rebecca Calahan, Samantha Horton and the Model UN delegation will discuss their study, research, internships, and experiential engagement abroad. Full schedule at or contact 

* International Education Week Panel Discussions - Tuesday November 18

On Tuesday November 18 two panel discussions for International Education Week. Afternoon Panel: "Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Can We Know Peace?" at 12:15 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall, Schroeder School of Business Building; Evening Panel :CoCoDA Community to Comunidad at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. For more details visit or email 

* CoCoDA Community to Comunidad --Nov 18 and 19

CoCoDA is a non-profit with ties linking groups in the Evansville community (e.g. Patchwork, Rotary) to communities in El Salvador. Through a panel discussion (Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m., Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center), and I-House (Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m., Class of 59 Gallery, Ridgway University Center) UE students, faculty, and staff will learn more about proposed opportunities for joining these community to communidad efforts. 

* Study Abroad Fair - Monday, November 17

From 11 a.m. -1 p.m., in Ridgway University Center, on Monday, November 17, information will be available about all of UE's opportunities abroad. This will be a great chance for students to meet with faculty planning courses abroad in Spring and Summer 2015 and for all Harlaxton programs. For more info contact or visit

* International Education Week Featured Speaker - Monday Nov 17

"Religion and Politics in US and Abroad" is the title of Ossama Bahloul's lecture for International Education Week. Monday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251. Ridgway University Center. Bahloul is Imam of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tenn., which was at the center of national controversy prior to its opening in 2012.  For more information, go to

* International Education Week Nov. 17-21

UE Community is invited to attend full week of International Education Week events November 17-21; visit


Info You Should Know

* Correction of Flush Flash Macbeth Article

There were errors in this week’s Flush Flash – the theatre production of Macbeth on Saturday will be at 7:30 p.m. (not 2:30 p.m. as listed in Flush Flash) and on Sunday it will be at 2 p.m. (not 7 p.m. as listed in Flush Flash)

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in the pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude toward fellow employees. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the December 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, November 19. To nominate someone, please go to

* UE Has a New Choir!

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the formation of a new Mixed Choir open to both male and female singers. The Mixed Choir will begin in the spring semester 2015 and will rehearse Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:50 in Wheeler Concert Hall. Since this choir replaces the Men’s Chorus, male singers may simply register for MUS 130 section 3 without the need for an audition. Female singers should contact Dr. Dennis Malfatti, director of choral activities, to determine appropriate placement either in the Mixed Choir or in the Women’s Chorus which meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. Contact Dr. Malfatti at with any questions. 

* UE Winter Housing

The residence halls will be closed for winter break from noon on December 18 to 3 p.m. on January 9. Students participating in official University functions or other approved activities have the opportunity to apply for Winter Housing. Simply submit an Online Winter Request Form (hyper link this link by noon on Reading & Study Day to be considered. For more information about Winter Housing, contact the office of residence life. 



* Six Men's Soccer Players Receive MVC Honors; UE earns MVC Fair Play Award

Six University of Evansville men’s soccer players received honors at the Missouri Valley Conference awards banquet in Peoria, Illinois on Thursday night.

Junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez, junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic and senior defender Patrick Hodges were all named First Team All-Conference. Senior forward Charlie Macias and senior midfielder Luis Romero were both selected to the All-Conference Second Team. Senior forward Dylan Terry was an honorable mention and forward Ian McGrath was recognized on the All-Freshman Team. Evansville also received the MVC Fair Play Award as well.

Gonzalez led UE with six goals and 15 points this season. He also had three assists on his way to being named to the All-MVC First Team in back to back years.

“"Mark Anthony was the leading goal scorer in the MVC in conference play,” said UE head coach Mike Jacobs. “He came up big for us against conference rivals this season."

Hajderovic had two goals, five assists and a team-best 43 shots this year. He was named to the all-MVC First team in 2013 and was an honorable mention in 2012.

"Faik is as creative a playmaker as there is in the Valley,” said the UE head coach. "He proved it as the season went on."

Hodges was a four year starter for the Aces defense, advancing from the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team in 2011 to Honorable Mention in 2012, and to the Second Team in 2013.

"Patrick was our defensive stopper and leader of our backline,” added Jacobs. “He consistently handled the other team's top attacking players."

Macias, like Gonzalez, also had six goals this season for UE. He was named Honorable Mention in 2012.

"Charlie was one of the most threatening attacking players in the MVC this season,” said the Aces head coach. “His pace made him someone opposing teams always had to worry about."

Romero had three assists this year for Evansville. He was named honorable mention in 2013 and second team in 2012.

"Luis was a steady presence in our midfield during MVC play,” added Jacobs. “He imposed himself on both sides of the ball."

Terry contributed two goals and four assists this season for UE. He was a Scholar Athlete First Team honoree last year.

"Dylan is a dynamic attacking player,” said Jacobs. “He creates chances for himself and others, and has played a critical role in our attack all season."

McGrath had one goal this season and it was a game winner at Bradley on October 11 in a 2-1 victory.

"Ian's game grew and grew as the season went on,” Jacobs said. “He proved to be an extremely valuable player in a number of roles all over the field."

Evansville also received the MVC Fair Play Award, which is structured after the FIFA Fair Play honor. The award goes to the Valley team that has accumulated the fewest penalty cards during all MVC matches. The Aces had just three penalty card during regular season play this season.

* Volleyball Set for Final Road Trip of 2014

A trip west will wrap up the road slate for the University of Evansville volleyball team as they head to Wichita State and Missouri State.

Friday’s tilt at Wichita State at 5 p.m. begins the trip before UE heads to Springfield, Mo. to take on the Bears at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

As senior Ashley Ring rounds the stretch of her illustrious career at UE, she continues to rack up the kills in what has been the best of her four years in Evansville. She has gone only four matches this season without racking up double figures in kills. She sits at 394 for the season.

Ring’s average of 4.06 per set has moved to the top of the MVC. She has a slight lead of Missouri State’s Lily Johnson (4.02) and Morgan Reardon of Loyola, who checked in with a 4.01 average.

The injury bug has hit the Purple Aces hard this season as five players are currently having to watch from the sidelines as the season winds down. In Saturday’s match versus UNI, freshman hitter Genesis Miranda subbed in at setter for the first time this season. Miranda did a solid job in the new position versus UNI as she tallied 20 assists.

Stephanie Cerino played well in Saturday’s match versus the Panthers. She posted six kills while hitting a team-best .312.

Both of the weekend’s opponents enter play with a 10-4 league mark. The Shockers come in at 16-8 overall after a 3-2 home triumph over MSU last weekend. Despite not having any of the top ten players in kills in the league, the Shockers have spread the wealth, ranking third as a team with 13.40 per set. Abbie Lehman ranks second in the Valley in overall hitting at .374.

Missouri State comes into the weekend with a 17-9 mark after falling at WSU last weekend. Lily Johnson is the top threat for MSU as she ranks second in the league behind Ring with 4.02 kills per set while leading the way in the Valley with 33 service aces. They also have one of the top setters in the conference as Kinsey McCarter ranks second with 11.02 assists per set.

Evansville wraps up the 2014 slate on Friday, November 21 versus Southern Illinois. Set for 7 p.m. in the Carson Center, the match will be the final one at the Carson Center for seniors Meaghan Holmes and Ashley Ring.

* NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Tap for Cross Country

One of the top runners in program history – Josh Genet – will run his final race as the University of Evansville cross country teams travel to Madison, Wisc. on Friday for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Set to take place at the Zimmer Championship Course, the women will run a 6-kilometer race at noon before the men take their turn on the course for a 10-k event at 1 p.m.

The last action for the Purple Aces came on Nov. 1 as the teams ran in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Carbondale, Ill. UE's men were led by senior Josh Genet. He finished in 56th out of 69 participants, running a 26:29.25. It was his third-best 8K run of the year. Sophomore Ross Frondorf was close behind, recording a 27:23.08. It was by far his fastest time of 2014. His previous best in 2014 was a 28:03.18 at the Greater Louisville Classic.

Third for the men was Matt Hamilton. His 27:42.55 was his no. 2 time of the year. Rounding out the top five for the Aces were Jon Ashby and Ben Woolems. Ashby finished the 8K race in 29:20.48 while Woolems checked in at 28:47.73. Ben Johnson ran a 30:51.49 and Isaiah Frey came in at 30:59.46 for his top collegiate time.

Evansville's women took ninth in the event with 288 points. Pacing the Purple Aces was junior Laurel Wolfe. She ran an 18:44.09, which was just nine seconds off of her PR. Her time put her in 50th place out of 79 runners.

Next across the stripe was senior Kirsten Perrey. Her effort of 19:02.03 was the second-best time of her career. That followed her top time, which came at the UE Invitational (18:36.5) where she took third. Elizabeth Kingshott continued to improve in her junior campaign. She has improved every race and this one was no different as she posted her best time of the season – a 19:03.06.

Fourth for the women was Alyssa Moran with a 19:34.76. It was her second-best time of 2014. Rounding out the top five for UE was Loren Oboikovitz. She set another PR with a 19:34.89. Five of the top 5K times in her career have come this season. Sophie Etienne was another runner who posted her top career time. She finished the race with a 20:12.30, eclipsing her previous best of 20:27.97, which came earlier this season at Louisville.

* Seven UE Women's Soccer Players Receive MVC All-Conference Honors

Senior Taylor Brand (Defensive Player of the Year) and junior Simone Busby (Goalkeeper of the Year) received two of the top honors at the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Awards Reception.

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (11-6-3, 4-3-1) had a total of seven players receive postseason honors, which was very meaningful for head coach Krista McKendree and the Aces.

“As great as I think both Simone and Taylor are, they would not have received those awards without the performances of their teammates,” McKendree said. “It is great to have that many players honored because it means we have had a season worth honoring.”

Evansville had three players named First Team All-Conference including Brand, Busby and sophomore midfielder Bronwyn Boswell. Senior defender Tatiana Pagan was selected to the All-Conference Second Team. Additionally, Evansville forward Nicki Baham, forward Montana Portenier, and defender Olivia Shafer were each honored on the All-Freshman Team.

“I’m happy that seven of our players were recognized for their performance this season,” said McKendree. “It is a testament not only to their ability but also the hard work, ability and execution from the whole team. I think that is one of the best thing about team sports; it truly does take the whole team performing as one unit for individuals to be recognized.”

Brand, Pagan and Shafer piloted Evansville’s defense to a program-record tying 12 shutouts this season, yielding just 10 total goals the entire season.

Busby guided the Aces to a program-best six consecutive shutouts and a streak of over 631 minutes without allowing a goal. Her 0.58 goals against average is 18th best in the nation.

Boswell has a team-high eight goals this season including six game-winners, 7th most in the country. Baham recorded four goals, second most of any Ace this year. Portenier also netted two goals and contributed two assists for UE this year.

* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Any faculty or staff interested in tickets for this weekend's men's (November 15) and women's (November 16) basketball games can bring their ID to the Carson Center Ticket Window between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and receive 2 complimentary tickets. 

* Softball to Hold Winter Skills Clinic

Set for his first season as the Purple Aces head softball coach, Mat Mundell and his staff will hold a Winter Skills Clinic on Sunday, November 23.

Open to players in grades 9-12, the camp will be broken down into two sessions. The first session will focus on hitting and defense while the second covers pitching. Each session allows participants the opportunity to work with the coaching staff and players.

The hitting and defense portion will cover proper hitting, bunting, throwing and fielding techniques while the pitching session will teach the fundamentals and drills used at the collegiate level.

Those who are going to participate are asked to bring sneakers, glove, helmet, bat, catchers gear and a water bottle. All pitchers are required to bring their own catcher.

Please contact assistant coach Ashley Balazs at or 812-488-2123 with any questions.


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