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Thursday, November 20, 2014

* Dr. Kazee Talks to US News & World Report

UE President Thomas A. Kazee talks to U.S. News & World Report about the return on investment for a liberal arts degree and our Career Advantage Program which allows students to meet with career services before ever enrolling:

* UE Emeriti Professor of Engineering William Hartsaw Has Died

Dr. William O. Hartsaw, emeriti professor of mechanical engineering, died Tuesday, November 18, at his home in Evansville. He was 93.

He was preceded in death by his wife Delma. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Elizabeth Hartsaw, and grandsons William David and Nicholas Hartsaw.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, November 21, at Methodist Temple, with burial at Bethel UMC Cemetery south campus in Washington, Indiana. Visitation will be today from 4-7 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel in Evansville, and Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made the Dr. William O. and Delma Hartsaw Engineering Scholarship at the University of Evansville.

Hartsaw joined the faculty of the University of Evansville (then Evansville College) in 1946 as an instructor. In a 2006 interview for UE Magazine, he recalled that he thought he would only stay a few years before going to work in the private sector. But then, he said, something unforeseen happened – he discovered that he loved teaching.

He stayed at UE for 46 years until his retirement in 1992, progressing to professor of engineering and becoming the school’s first dean of engineering. During his tenure at UE, he helped build the department into a four-year program with a co-op option. His success in obtaining the first accreditation of the school’s engineering department by the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development was just one of his many recognized services to the University. In 1985, the University named him “Distinguished Professor” – a tribute bestowed on longtime faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to their professions.

Several of Hartsaw's students, including Dick Blandford, David Mitchell, Paul Funk, Jim Giles and Doug Stamps, went on to become professors at UE. Others went to work in local industries, or in such internationally known companies as Boeing. Several have worked for NASA. His son Mark is also a graduate of UE's mechanical engineering program and took classes with his father.

Hartsaw's own pursuit of higher education was interrupted by World War II, when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, After the war, he went back to school, earning his engineering degrees from Purdue University. Later he received his Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois.


* Tonight's SAB Movie Will Be in Hyde 126

The Student Activities Board movie “Mulan” will be shown tonight at 9:30 p.m. in Room 126 in Hyde Hall.

* 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

* This Week in Music: String Ensemble Concert Tonight

Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct the UE String Ensemble in its Fall Concert in Wheeler Concert Hall tonight, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. The program will include two works by Mozart, as well as works by the modern composers Alberto Ginastera, Michael McLean, and Karl Jenkins. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* 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 

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* International Bazaar Is Tomorrow!

The 28th annual International Bazaar is tomorrow from 5-8pm! We hope you're ready for this star-studded event highlighting the myriad of cultures right here on our campus. Come 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. We have a fun souvenir for you to take home this year too! 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.

* 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! 

* 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.


* 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


Info You Should Know

* Lane Closures Entering U.S. 41 & Lloyd Work Zone

Lloyd Expressway traffic should watch for temporary lane closures upon entering the U.S. 41 interchange work zone as contractors perform temporary paving.

With the early arrival of winter temperatures, contractor Ragle Inc. is aggressively preparing for an upcoming traffic shift before the deep freeze sets in. Drivers should continue to expect delays and consider alternate routes as occasional lane closures are expected to last through next week.

Temporary traffic pattern
In early December, crews anticipate shifting Lloyd Expressway (S.R. 62/66) traffic south such that two lanes in each direction will share the existing eastbound lanes. Westbound traffic will cross the median using the temporary pavement being installed at each end of the work zone.

During future traffic phases, existing looping ramps from Lloyd Expressway to U.S. 41 also will be closed temporarily for reconstruction. Exiting traffic familiar with merging right will temporarily merge and turn left at a traffic signal.

While temperatures do limit the types of work that can be performed, construction will continue this winter as weather permits. Indiana Department of Transportation contractors will remove old pavement and move dirt for new ramps so they are ready for paving in the spring.

Follow INDOT on social media at or for construction updates and traffic alerts, or access INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service at  

About the U.S. 41 & Lloyd Cloverleaf
Over about one year, Ragle Inc. of Newburgh will reconfigure the U.S. 41 and Lloyd Expressway interchange into a full-cloverleaf design, which will remove two stoplights from the Lloyd Expressway. INDOT and Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke broke ground on the $19.1 million project in October.

Traffic on U.S. 41, Lloyd Expressway and the ramps connecting the two will be maintained with traffic shifts and lane closures. To minimize hazards for workers that are digging and moving dirt, electrical service to overhead lighting has also been deactivated during construction.

In addition, Weinbach Avenue remains closed at Division Street for installation of a storm sewer. Lloyd Expressway entrance and exit ramps at Weinbach Avenue remain open, but traffic is limited on where they can turn.

* Orientation Leader Applications for Students Studying Abroad in Spring 2015

Students who are studying abroad in spring 2015 and who wish to apply for an Orientation Leader position for 2015-16 should pick up an application packet in the Dean of Students office, located within the Student Life Center on the second floor of Ridgway. Applications will be available for pick up from November 20-December 1, 2014 during business hours.
Completed application packets, excluding references, must be returned to the Dean of Students office by 4:00 p.m. CST on December 2, 2014.

References will not be due until February 12, 2015. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to assure that references are received in the dean’s office by the due date.

Students who will not be studying abroad in the spring 2015 will not apply at this time. Watch AceNotes in mid to late January for an announcement about the open application period.

Students who have questions should call 812-488-2500 for more information.

* November Pcard Cycle Ending

The November Pcard cycle which began October 22 is ending November 21, at midnight. As of November 23, cardholders may schedule and run the November Cycle report. November transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until November 28. On November 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the November Cycle. 

* Fitness Center Hours - Thanksgiving Break

Fitness Center hours during Thanksgiving Break are:

Tuesday, November 25:  6:30 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 26:  8:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday, November 27:  Closed
Friday, November 28:  Closed
Saturday, November 29:  Closed
Sunday, November 30:  Closed
Monday, December 1: Resumes Normal Hours 

* Planning Ahead

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, please notify Mail Services via email if your area or office is going to be closing early or no one will be available to accept mail delivery on Wednesday, November 26.

Also, areas requiring UPS services for shipping out UE packages should plan to have UPS packages ready to ship from Mail Services by Tuesday, November 25. For questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* 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

* 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

* Libraries Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Tuesday (11/25/14): 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday (11/26/14): 7:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
Thursday (11/27/14): CLOSED
Friday (11/28/14): CLOSED
Saturday (11/29/14): CLOSED
Sunday (11/30/14): 3:00 p.m. - Midnight
Monday (12/1/14): Resume Hours



* Baby Announcement - Evan Anderson Winsett

Congratulations to Kim Winsett, manager in Administrative Services, and her husband Bret, on the birth of their first grandchild. Evan Anderson Winsett was born November 11, in Colorado. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and was 20.5” long. The parents are the Winsett's son Jerad Winsett, a UE graduate, and his wife Kelsey.

* 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. 



* Aces Lead Wire-to-Wire in Win at Miami

D.J. Balentine posted a game-high 19 points to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 69-50 road win over Miami Ohio in the first road game of the season at Millett Hall.

Balentine shot 6-of-17 for UE (2-0) to lead all players. He was followed by Egidijus Mockevicius, who hit 7 of his 8 attempts en route to 17 tallies. He also led all players with 12 rebounds. Rounding out the double figure scorers was Blake Simmons, who knocked down six out of seven shots en route to 12 points.

“Overall, there are a lot of good statistics to take from tonight. We kept them off the foul line and were able to do well in many other parts,” head coach Marty Simmons said. “Egidijus did a great job for us tonight. He had the flu bug earlier in the week, but was able to come in and do so many good things for us tonight.”

Miami (1-1) was led by LJ Livingston, who scored 12 points on a perfect 6-6 day from the field. Geovonie McKnight was just behind him with 11 tallies.

Behind four Egidijus Mockevicius tallies, the Purple Aces hit four of their first five shots on their way to an 8-2 lead. He capped off the rally with a dunk on a great feed from Blake Simmons. Miami began 1-5 from the floor.

The run for Evansville continued as Adam Wing and Mockevicius hit the next two shots, giving the Aces a 6-for-7 start to the game and a 12-5 lead. Miami was solid over the remainder of the half, closing to within a pair at 22-20. Evansville went scoreless over the span of five minutes, missing five shots and turning it over three times.

Despite the rally by the RedHawks, the Aces calmly finished the half on a run to take a 26-20 lead into halftime. Jaylon Moore ended the scoreless stretch with a slam dunk on an assist from Jaylon Brown. Brown was at it again in the closing ticks of the period as he blocked a Will Sullivan 3-point attempt and tossed it up the floor to D.J. Balentine, who found Mockevicius for a layup at the buzzer.

Mockevicius wrapped up the half with a game-high 12 points and 7 rebounds while hitting all six of his shots.

Out of the break, it was Mockevicius doing it once again, scoring on the old-fashioned 3-point play to give the Aces their first double figure lead at 33-22 just over two minutes into the period. Will Sullivan responded with his second trey of the evening on the ensuing possession. His bucket spearheaded a 7-2 run forcing Coach Simmons to call a timeout as the RedHawks cut the lead to 35-29 with 15:45 left in the game.

From that point on, it was all Aces. The lead hit double figures once again as Balentine knocked down his first triple of the night with 12:48 left. The daggers came later as Adam Wing, Brzoja and Balentine hit three treys in a row as UE took a 54-39 lead with under eight minutes remaining.

The Aces were able to hold the lead from there as they cruised to the 69-50 triumph. As a team, UE shot 57.1% on the night while the defense was strong, holding Miami to 39.6%.

Adam Wing kept up his solid start to the season, scoring nine on a 4-5 day. Evansville had 17 assists on 28 makes as Duane Gibson finished with four helpers. Rebounding also went the Aces way by a 33-24 final.

A trip to Florida awaits the Purple Aces next week as they will play in the Gulf Coast Showcase. The action begins on Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET as the Aces take on Fresno State. All three games of the tournament will be played at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.

* Hart Scores Game-high 26 Points as Aces Lose 76-70 at Ball State

Senior Khristian Hart scored a game-high 26 points off the bench as the University of Evansville women’s basketball team (1-1) lost 76-70 at Ball State on Wednesday night.

Hart’s 26 points are the most for the guard since January 2013 when she tallied a career-high 28 points against Missouri State.

Evansville also received a 19 point game from sophomore guard Sara Dickey and a 13 point, 9 rebound effort from senior forward Mallory Ladd.

UE never led in the contest, falling behind 9-2 in the opening few minutes. The Purple Aces rallied back with a 9-3 run, including seven points from Hart.

Ball State then surged back, increasing the lead back to six points on a Shelbie Justice layup with 8:54 remaining in the first half. Evansville had an answer, though, as the Purple Aces evened the score at 20 with a Peyton Langston jumper at the 6:03 point of the opening half. It was the lone basket for Langston who was 1-for-10 in the contest.

Shortly after UE tied the game, Ladd incurred her second foul and was relegated to the bench with teammate Sasha Robinson, who also had two fouls. Ball State took advantage of the two forwards on the bench by finishing the half on a 17-7 run, building a double digit 37-27 advantage.

Out of the break, Evansville lowered the deficit to four with a 7-0 run over a one minute 44 second stretch. Ladd scored eight points in the first five minutes of the half, bringing UE within a 43-39 measure.

Ball State responded by immediately going on another 7-0 run for a 52-41 lead at the 12:03 mark of the second half.

UE brought the difference back to two points when Dickey made a pair of free throws with 6:42 left in regulation.

Ball State carried the advantage back to six points with 5:02 to go, only to watch as Evansville pulled within two on a Dickey three at the 2:15 point. UE would be unable to get closer than two the rest of the way as the Cardinals finished the game on a 9-5 run.

Evansville will continue their five game road trip on Friday, November 21 at IPFW. The tip is set for 6:00 p.m. at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center.

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.”


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