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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

* Can You Host a Student for Thanksgiving?

Do you have an empty chair or two at your Thanksgiving table? If so, would you be willing to host one or two UE students who are remaining on campus for a Thanksgiving meal? If you would be willing to donate your hospitality, please contact Karen Martin at or call her at ext. 2500. Once we have identified potential host families then we will accept requests from students with hopes of making the matches by Tuesday, Nov.25th. 


What's Happening Today

* I-House: El Salvador

This week's I-House (El Salvador) will be a bit different as we will have a UE student (Oscar Gomez) and a visitor present because it is International Education Week! Our visiting presenter is Ivan Villasboa, the Executive Director of Companion Community Development Alternatives (CoCoDA). He was born in Argentina, but is a citizen of El Salvador. He majored in Political Science & Economics, and his favorite hobbies are soccer and mountaineering. His favorite part about being at UE is being able to visit old and new friends. Make sure you come this Wednesday at 7 pm to upstairs Ridgway to hear our presenters talk about El Salvador! 

* Senior Showcase Art Exhibition

The senior showcase art exhibit titled "Kaleidoscope" will open in Krannert Gallery on Wednesday, November 19 and run through Friday, December 5. An opening reception with refreshments will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19. The exhibit will feature a variety of work from different art disciplines and mediums. Those students displaying their work in the exhibition include: Erin Cary, Christina Lewis, Madeline Satkamp, Matt Thomas and Samantha Marksberry. The campus community is invited to attend the opening or stop by the gallery at any time to enjoy the exhibition. 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: APA Style!

A Writing Center Boot Camp: APA Style is planned for Wednesday, November 19, 5 p.m., in the Writing Center. If you have an APA paper coming up, this workshop will cover how to format and cite papers according to the APA style manual, including the cover page and reference page, internal citations, and running heads. Join us for this useful session. 

* SAMS Career Colloquium on Wednesday, Nov 19

On Wednesday, Nov 19 at 6 pm, in Room 102, Koch Center, we will again have two speakers coming to UE to talk about science and math careers. Both speakers are from Mead Johnson Nutrition. Bernard Schmitt, a 1998 UE chemistry graduate, is the associate manager for North America Regulatory Science, and Robert Kalt is the associate director for forecasting and syndicated services. They will talk about global careers focused solely on developing high-quality, innovating nutritional products for infants and children. This informal event will also include time for a question-answer session.

The SAMS career colloquium series is designed to highlight the variety of available job opportunities for anyone interested in a science or math career. All are welcome.

This series is sponsored by the NSF-supported SAMS program, the Center for Career Development, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. 

* 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 

* Language and Culture Mini-Lessons

On Wednesday, November 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Eykamp 253-255, Ridgway University Center, the UE community is invited to stop by for one or more 20-min. language mini-lesson. Portuguese, Wolof, Persian, Spanish and more! Detailed schedule at or contact 


Upcoming Events

* UE SAAC to Hold Toys for Tots Fundraiser

Our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings (Green River Road) as part of their fundraising efforts for Toys for Tots. Show your Home Team Advantage Card (UE is Team D) prior to paying your bill and SAAC will receive 10% of the proceeds. The card is valid through December 31 and may be used multiple times.

Feel free to save to your cell phone for convenience and circulate to everyone you know that frequents Buffalo Wild Wings.

* Please visit for the card! 

* kNOw MORE Day!

Say NO MORE to sexual violence by wearing TEAL on Friday, November 21, as UE celebrates kNOw MORE Day! Stop by Ridgway University Center from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm for free give aways (we may just have something TEAL for you to wear), contests, educational activities and special treats. kNOw MORE about sexual misconduct and help end the violence. For more information contact Cara Wood

* Annual Department of Art Holiday Sale: December 4

The Department of Art would like to invite the campus community to stop by and browse the Annual Holiday Art and Crafts sale in the lobby of the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts Building on Thursday, December 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will find a unique and eclectic array of one of a kind items for sale. All items are suited to help with that hard to buy for name on your shopping list.


* Master of Science in Athletic Training - Open House!

There will be an open house to learn more about the Master of Science in Athletic Training on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Wallace Graves Hall, Room 315. Register at

The University of Evansville MASTER'S IN ATHLETIC TRAINING program is open to students who do not possess a bachelor's degree in athletic training. This two-year program includes didactic course work, clinical skill development, and practical experience. The clinical education component is fulfilled primarily while working with affiliated universities and high schools. Students gain valuable experience working with athletes under close supervision of the head and assistant athletic trainers, who serve as preceptors for the program. Plan to attend the informational session on December 6!

* 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.

* UE Holiday Art and Crafts Sale Set for December 4 in Krannert

The Department of Art is pleased to announce that it again will host a Holiday Art and Crafts Sale. Anyone in the UE community who creates art or crafts is invited to participate.  This includes faculty, staff, students, spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends. 

The date of this year’s sale is Thursday, December 4.  The sale will be held in the Krannert Gallery.  Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m.  However, participating artists and craftsmen do not need to stay with their work.  Art Department staff and volunteers take care of the sale.

If you would like to join in this year’s sale, or think you might but need more information, please contact the Department of Art at or 812-488-2043.


Info You Should Know

* Bring Paper to be Shredded – Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Free off site 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 by bringing paper to the Piranha truck in Koch parking lot. Paper will be shredded offsite.

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).

* Nursing Students Request Your Help with Smoking Survey

In order to fulfill requirements for NURS 395, UE’s nursing students are requesting your participation in the below survey. Your time and willingness to assist them would be greatly appreciated. The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you!

* UE Music Merchandise Sale

The UE Music Management Association is selling Music Department t-shirts, quarter-zips, and thermoses until Friday, November 21st. T-shirts are available in red, blue, purple, and black, and quarter-zips are available in black in both men's and women's styles. The thermoses will come stuffed with coffee, tea, soup, or hot chocolate - perfect for a Christmas gift! Stop by the table in the lobby of Krannert between 11-2 any day this week to order items, or email Katy Von Der Heide at 

T-shirt Order Form

* Dr. Steinsultz conducts Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band

Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands was guest conductor of the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band for Central Northwest Indiana. The band rehearsed Saturday, November 15 and performed on Sunday, November 16 at the Rossville Performing Arts Center. 

* GAP Info Session on Friday, November 21

The Institute for Global Enterprise is offering an information session for the Global Assistance Program. The program bridges the GAP between the academic and business communities by providing consulting services to regional and international enterprises. This allows students to get real-world consulting experience, develop skills, and gain confidence which can give them a leg up when interviewing with potential employers.

The next session will be this Friday, November 21. It will be held in SOBA Room 170 from 12:00 - 12:50. This counts as an Aces Passport event. You are encouraged to RSVP for the event by emailing

* Wellness Nurse on Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in Olmsted lobby on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. 

* UE Students Request Your Participation

Students in the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship class are conducting research about opening a new space on campus. Please take the following survey as it will allow them to move forward with the possible design and plan for this new space. This survey will take less than 2 minutes of your time.


* Dungeons and Drag Queens Needs Performers

UE PRIDE's annual drag show, Dungeons and Drag Queens, is looking for student performers for December 6 at 7 pm. Individuals, duets, or groups of any size may perform. You may participate in multiple groups. Anyone may participate!
Contact with performance name, or any questions you may have. 

* 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. 

* Attention December 2014 Graduates

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! 



* Congratulations to the Senior Criminal Justice and Sociology Majors on their MFT scores!

Senior Criminal Justice majors scored in the 99th percentile of comparative institutions on the CJ major field test.

Senior Sociology majors scored in the 98th percentile of comparative institutions on their major field test.


* Sager to Publish Book with LSU Press

Assistant Professor of History Robin C. Sager has signed the final contract for her book Excesses and Outrages: A History of Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America. Louisiana State University Press will print the work, available in Spring 2016, as part of the Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War series. Excesses and Outrages is the first multi-state comparative study of domestic violence in nineteenth-century America. 



* Women's Basketball Begins Five Game Road Slate at Ball State

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team (1-0) starts the first of five consecutive games on the road when they play at the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday, November 19. The game will be held at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Indiana and begin at 6:00 p.m.

The Aces are fresh off a regular season opening 72-68 home win over the Austin Peay Lady Govs on Sunday, November 16. Four University of Evansville women’s basketball players scored in double figures as sophomore forward Sasha Robinson set a new career-high with 16 rebounds. Sophomore guard Sara Dickey led the Purple Aces with 20 points. Senior forward Mallory Ladd notched her 16th career double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Senior guard Khristian Hart also provided 13 points off the bench, a last minute steal and a pair of final second free throws in the Aces narrow win. Freshman guard Taloni Reese had 11 points in her collegiate debut.

Evansville is projected to finish fourth in the MVC preseason poll, their highest projection since 2008-2009. Dickey was also named to the preseason All-Conference team.

UE is guided by head coach Oties Epps. In his four years with the program, Epps has piloted Evansville to an increased win total in every season.

Ball State (0-1) lost their only regular season game, a 66-60 defeat at home against the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday, November 14. Guard Nathalie Fontaine recorded 21 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double. Guards Shelbie Justice (14) and Jill Morrison (12) both reached double figure points in the loss. The Cardinals outshot the Boilermakers 44% to 34% from the floor in the defeat.

Ball State is projected to finish second in the MAC West Division preseason poll. Fontaine was also placed on the All-MAC West Preseason Team.

The Purple Aces are 7-6 all-time against Ball State including an 80-69 victory over the Cardinals at home in 2013. Five players scored in double figures including a game-high 22 points from Dickey and double-doubles from both Mallory Ladd (10 points, 13 rebounds) and Sasha Robinson (13 points, 10 rebounds).Evansville won the last meeting at Ball State 54-45 on November 9, 2012. Hart scored a game-high 19 points in the season-opener for both teams.

UE’s next home game will be on Saturday, December 6 against Miami (Ohio) for a 4:00 p.m. tip at the Ford Center.

Fans can purchase tickets over the phone at 812-488-ACES (2237), in person at either the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket office, or online via

* Volleyball Signs Three for Next Season

University of Evansville volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion announced the addition of three players to his roster for next season. Two freshmen along with a transfer will join the squad.

Freshmen Midrelis Rodriguez and Lizzie Giller along with transfer Gabriela Roman.

Rodriguez comes to UE after playing on the U-20 Puerto Rico Volleyball National Team. In high school, she posted four consecutive LAEC Championships and was the MVP of the league in 2014. She was a candidate for the 2014 High School Player of the Year award in Puerto Rico and played in the all-star game.

She also brings experience with current UE player Genesis Miranda as the duo played together on the Junior National Team in very competitive situations.

"We are very excited to have signed Mildrelis, an experienced all-around student-athlete who has the ability to impact the game in multiple areas,” Concepcion said. “She is an extremely athletic outside hitter with the passing range of a Libero. For the second year in a row, we have been able to recruit the #1 senior outside in Puerto Rico. Her outstanding club's background has helped her develop pure fundamentals that will be significant to our ball control immediately."

Lizzie Giller is a 6-1 middle hitter from Indianapolis. She started all four years for Beech Grove High School and for the last three years she has led her team in kills and blocks. She was named to the all Indiana Crossroads Conference team in 2013 and again in 2014.

Additionally she earned team MVP honors and in 2014 named to the Cowan Blackhawk Invitational All-Tournament team. Giller played club volleyball for Team Indiana and plans on majoring in Visual Communication.

“Lizzie provides depth that we need in the Middle position. She is a speedy, aggressive player with a high ceiling,” Concepcion said. “Her raw talent, along with her explosiveness to get out of the ground, are our favorite traits about her. We wanted to find someone in that position that would be able to add quickness, and her athleticism will be developed into that, long term.”

Also joining the team as a senior is Gabriela Roman, who comes to UE from Jacksonville University in Florida. Roman led Jacksonville to win the 2013 A-Sun Conference Championship (first since 2004) with a 30-4 record (best in program’s history). In 2013, she also led the team to their first NCAA appearance. Roman was named the 2012 A-Sun Sand Volleyball Freshman of the Year while making the All-Freshman team in both sand and indoor volleyball.

As a member of the Puerto Rico Volleyball National Team, she traveled to Czech Republic in 2013 to compete in the Indoor Volleyball World U -21 Championship. She also represented Puerto Rico in 2014 at the Beach Volleyball World U -23 Championship taking place in Poland as well as the Beach Volleyball World U-21 Championship at Cyprus.

“Gaby brings winning tradition to our program. She has already been a program-changer at this level. Knows what it takes to achieve the ultimate goal, and look forward to see her inject that process-oriented mentality into our locker room,” Concepcion added. “Her energy and dynamism are characteristics that are contagious. That, combined with her international experience indoor and outdoor, makes her an immediate impact in our future aspirations.”

* Brzoja Named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Redshirt sophomore Mislav Brzoja was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on the cusp of a 21-point, 11-rebound performance in the University of Evansville’s opener against Earlham.

Brzoja hit 10 of his 12 shots on his way to the 21-point final. He hauled in four offensive rebounds and seven on the defensive side to finish with 11. Brzoja also posted four assists and three steals while failing to turn the ball over in 23 minutes of action.

He was the first UE player to debut with a double-double since Scott Sparks did so in 1993. Sparks tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds in a victory over SEMO in 1993.

Brzoja and the Purple Aces are back in action on Wednesday evening at Miami Ohio.


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