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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

* IP Phone Upgrade Scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 8:00 PM

OTS will be performing an upgrade to our IP Telephony system on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 8:00 pm. We don’t anticipate any outages to phone systems across campus except for two expected reboots of the IP phones themselves as their firmware is updated. We expect the upgrade to take a total of 4 hours to complete. Please contact the helpdesk at 2077 or should you experience any issues after the upgrade has been completed. 


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: A Major Ensembles Combined Concert

The Department of Music’s three premiere ensembles will offer a joint concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. The University Choir, under the direction of Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, will open the concert with performances of works by Joseph Haydn, Sir Edward Elgar, and noted composer, arranger, and long-time Butler University faculty member, James Mulholland. Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will then lead the University Symphony Orchestra in performances of works by American composer Charles Griffes and Tchaikovsky. Senior Performance major and flutist Sarah Tuley, winner of the Department’s annual Vukovich Concerto Competition, will be the soloist as the orchestra performs Griffes’s Poem for Flute and Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s often-played Marche Slav will follow. The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz, will conclude the concert with a performance of American composer Vincent Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 (1956), a typical four-movement work actually composed atypically for wind band, rather than the usual orchestra with strings. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* AcesTV Senior Videos

Seniors, now is your chance to take the time to thank anyone and everyone who has helped you on the road to graduation! AcesTV will be filming the thank you segment of graduation in the Rademacher Lounge (by the pool tables) in Ridgway University Center. Filming will take place from 12-2 p.m. and from 5-6 p.m. 

* National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness Week) is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes, triggers and treatments. This year the National Eating Disorders Association is focusing on the importance of early intervention and recognizing the diverse experiences of people personally affected by disordered eating. Too often, signs and symptoms are overlooked as insignificant behaviors when in fact many of these are early warning signs of eating disorders. UE Counseling Services is pleased to offer an online screening tool if you are concerned about food or your exercise habits, with additional resources listed to provide support. Call Counseling Services at 488-2663 with questions or concerns.

* Get Your Copy!

Still haven't picked up your copy of the 2014 yearbook? Stop by the LinC table between 5–6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, if you were a full-time UE student last year. It's that simple. Can't make it during that time? Come to Student Publications, second floor, Ridgway University Center. 


Upcoming Events

* Interested in Law?

Interested in law? Contemplating law school? Or just know the opener to SVU like the back of your hand? Join UE’s chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, for our call-out/informational meeting, Thursday, February 26, from 4:15-5 p.m. in Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 272. ALL MAJORS WELCOME. Come learn about PAD's history as well as networking opportunities. Refreshments will be served. Don't miss out! We hope to see you there!

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* AcesTV Viewing Party

Come support the men's basketball team as they take on Northern Iowa. An Aces TV Viewing Party is planned for the night of the game - Wednesday, February 25 from 8-10:30 p.m. in Rademacher Lounge (by the pool tables) in Ridgway University Center. There will be free popcorn! 

* I-House: United Kingdom and Ireland

It's time for I-House again! This week's presentation on Wednesday, February 23, will be not only about one country but TWO! Students from the United Kingdom and Ireland are both going to present about their countries!

Phil Tombs will be presenting about United Kingdom! His major is biology and he loves to play rugby and hockey, and to travel. His favorite part about UE is that he is "experiencing different cultures and independently living on the alternate side of the world to everything I grew up with. Fulfilling every English person's wish to see America at least once"

Maeve will be presenting on Ireland! Her major is economics and finance and her hobbies are Gaelic football, outdoor adventure, playing guitar and traveling at every opportunity. Her favorite part about UE is being immersed in a new and different culture.

They have so much planned for you all so come and see what they have in store! 

* Netherlands Chef to Visit Cafe Court

On February 26 and 27, Chef Hilko Van Eedden from The Netherlands will be serving cuisine from his country. He will be preparing dishes during lunch and dinner on February 26 and on February 27, he will be serving lunch. 

* International Club's Indoor Wall Climbing!

Join the members of the International Club on Friday in their wall climbing adventure! Make sure you signup in Ridgway University Center Lobby this Tuesday and Wednesday!

* Writing Center Boot Camp: 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 on Wednesday, February 25, at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center for this useful session. 

* Free HIV Testing

There will be free HIV Testing at the Health Center on February 27. To make your confidential appointment call 488-2033. 

* World Bank Economist Will Speak to UE Students

Dr. Farrukh Iqbal will be speaking to UE students via video conferencing (from his office in Washington DC) at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building on February 25. The title of his presentation is: "Global Economic and Financial Prospects: Turning a Corner or Running into a Wall?"

Since obtaining a PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1981, Dr. Iqbal has been affiliated with the World Bank in Washington DC, most recently as Country Director in the Middle East Region. He has graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Research Director, Institute of Global Enterprise in Indiana and Professor of Finance. The event is open to the public. The Institute for Global Enterprise is funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

* 2015 UE Health and Fitness Fair

The annual Health and Fitness Fair is Thursday, February 26 for all students, faculty and staff. Come join the fun in the Fitness Center gym. Over 25 vendors will be participating from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission is free. Register for free prizes and giveaways!


Info You Should Know

* Wellness Nurse Visit Feb. 25 Cancelled

The employee wellness nurse will not be on campus Feb. 25. The next visit is Wednesday, March 4, from 1 - 3 p.m., in the Fitness Center lobby.

* College of Engineering and Computer Science Celebrates Engineer's Week

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting the 18th Annual Engineer's Week Banquet this Wednesday evening in celebration of National Engineer's Week. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, EWeek (February 22–28) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

This year's banquet is hosted by the Student Chapter of IEEE and The Dean's Advisory Council. The keynote speaker is Mary Kay Peck ('75), founding principal of MKPeck Associates. Tau Delta Kappa candidates for 2015 will be introduced and two deserving students will be awarded the prestigious James Hall Award and, new this year, the PR Brown Engineering Spirit Award.

* Register for the 2015 Leadership Conference Today!

Are you ready to take "The Next Step" in becoming a better leader? Register today to attend UELA's second annual Leadership Conference! This year's conference will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, and will feature professional speaker Michael Miller as our keynote presenter! You can register online at, or at our tables in Ridgway University Center Lobby on Monday, February 23-Wednesday, February 25. Online registration closes Friday March 6. For more information, please contact ka112. 

* Opportunity for Outstanding Students: FYS Teaching Internships for Fall 2015

FYS offers outstanding juniors and seniors a 3 credit hour teaching internship (FYS 499) that will provide the opportunity to assist in the instruction of First-Year Seminar courses. Teaching Interns (TIs) will work under the supervision of FYS faculty, working closely with them in and out of the classroom. TIs will attend FYS classes and model good academic behavior, help to facilitate discussion, work one-on-one with students on writing, and serve as a peer mentor and tutor to FYS students and a liaison between FYS faculty and students.

Interested students should contact Dr. Valerie Stein at for more information and an application.

* Scholarships for United Methodist Students - Deadline March 1st

The March 1 deadline to apply for scholarships for next year is approaching. Various scholarships are available, so please apply for awards from both of these organizations which support students attending United Methodist colleges:

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry



* Maass presents at International Studies Association conference

Richard W. Maass, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper titled "Democracy and Annexation" last week at the annual conference of the International Studies Association in New Orleans. A spin-off of his book manuscript, this paper asks why annexation has become rare in great power politics, arguing that the spread of democracy among the great powers may be responsible. 

* Ralph Larmann to have Work Exhibited

Ralph Larmann, professor of art, will be exhibiting the work "A Discoverer Distracted" in the FATE 2015 Biennial FATE 2015: National Juried Members Exhibition. Juror Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum, has selected Larmann's work for inclusion in this year’s exhibition. There were over 300 works of art reviewed by the juror with less than 30 works selected for exhibition. The selection process was extremely competitive due to the high caliber artwork executed. The exhibition will run from March 4 - April 18 in the Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries at the Herron School of Art on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis with a public opening reception to take place during the FATE Biennial Conference on Friday, March 27, from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 



* Aces Face Another Tough Road Test Wednesday

The final regular season road game for the University of Evansville basketball team will take place on Wednesday evening as the Purple Aces face #10 Northern Iowa in an 8 p.m. contest on ESPN3.

Evansville scored just 14 first-half points as #13 Wichita State earned a 62-43 win over the Purple Aces on Sunday. Egidijus Mockevicius had his best game since returning from injury, posting his 16th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 boards.

UE shot just 31.3%, but the defense for the Aces was stellar, holding the Shockers in check at 38.6%. UE finished with a 24-18 edge in points in the paint while the Aces bench outscored that of Wichita by a 12-8 final.

The Aces are finally getting healthy after injuries were piling up over the last few weeks. Mockevicius showed that he is close to normal with his stellar outing at Wichita State. The double-double was his first since the home game against Indiana State on January 27.

Taylor Stafford also played well against the Shockers, showing great aggressiveness in his 16 minutes of play. He went 2-4 from the floor and hit a 3-pointer while knocking down both free throw attempts to register seven points.

Northern Iowa enters Wednesday’s match-up with a 26-2 record and a #10 ranking in the nation. UNI is 15-1 in MVC games with the lone loss coming to the Purple Aces in the opener on New Year’s Day. Player of the Year candidate Seth Tuttle continues to pace the Panthers in scoring with 15.8 points per game and 6.5 rebounds. The #2 and 3 scorers for UNI have yet to start a game this year, but have been productive as Wes Washpun averages 8.5 points while Nate Buss enters Wednesday’s game at 6.9 PPG.

Evansville leads the series against the Panthers by a 24-21 margin thanks to a 52-49 win over UNI on Jan. 1. UE is 7-13 on the road in Cedar Falls, but has won 17 out of 23 home tilts. The Aces have won two of the last three road games against UNI.

On Saturday, Evansville will play its final regular-season home game versus Illinois State. Heritage Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the game as tickets are just $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 812-488-ACES.

* The Oties Epps Show airs Tuesday at the UE Bookstore, on WUEV 91.5 FM

The Oties Epps Show returns on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at noon on WUEV 91.5 FM.

The show will feature head coach Oties Epps, freshman forward Hannah Owens and Purple Aces play by play announcer Mike Radomski.

The team will discuss the Aces’ recent road games at Drake and Northern Iowa, focus on the upcoming home game on Friday, Feb. 27 against Indiana State and get to learn more about Owens in the final segment.

Fans can become a part of the show by visiting the set at the University of Evansville bookstore. There is also a 15% discount available to fans that purchase Aces items during the course of the radio show.

The program airs live on WUEV 91.5 FM and online at .

Evansville is 11-15 this season including a 6-9 mark in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Evansville is back at home on Friday, Feb. 27 to host the Indiana State Sycamores. The tip is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. It is Dollar Night next Friday as tickets, soda and popcorn will all be available for just $1.UE Athletics will also recognize the local police, fire, and EMS Department members who will receive free tickets courtesy of ProRehab.

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

* Troy Able to Defeat Aces Softball 3-1

The University of Evansville Women's Softball team wrapped up their weekend and the Firehouse Invite on Sunday afternoon when they took on host Troy. Troy was able to down the Aces by a final score of 3-1. The Aces finished with a record of 1-3 on the weekend.

Troy jumped to a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. The game remained 1-0 until the top of the fourth inning when the Aces were able to tie it up when Abbi Fahse was able to triple through the right side and then score off of a Chandra Parr groundout. Troy was able to come out in the bottom of the sixth and secure the victory with two more runs of their own. The final score was 3-1.

The Aces will be back in action next weekend when they head to Macon, GA for the Mercer Tournament where they will see the likes of Kennesaw State, Mercer, and Buffalo. The Aces will have their first home action on March 14th when they take on Loyola.

* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Faculty and staff can now pick up their tickets for this Friday's Women's Basketball game (2/27) and Saturday's Men's Basketball game (2/28). Saturday's Men's game will also be the final home game of the season and senior day.


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