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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: An Organ and Harpsichord Recital

Adjunct Instructor of Organ and Harpsichord Helen Skuggedal Reed will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. The program will include music by Bach, Frescobaldi, Alain, Couperin, and others. Of special note is the Evansville premiere of Six Harpsichord Miniatures (2011) by Mark Janello, a member of the music theory faculty at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. This piece, inspired by Mikrokosmos, a collection of short keyboard pieces by Béla Bartók, won first prize at the most recent Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition, which took place in Cincinnati in 2012.

Reed joined the UE music faculty in January 2015. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she also serves as co-organist at Eastminster Presbyterian Church and principal harpsichordist for the Evansville Philharmonic.

* Dr. Muharib Al- Shuairi Speaks to UE Students Today

Dr. Muharib Al- Shuairi will be speaking to UE students via skype (from his office in Istanbul, Turkey) at 12.15 p.m. CST in Smythe Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building, on March 17. The title of his presentation is: “E-Commerce (Advantages and Risks): Is there a safe way to conduct E-commerce?” Al-Suhairi is CEO and Lead Security Engineer at an Istanbul-based Microsoft Engineering Team.

The event is open to the public.

For any questions, please contact Walayet A. Khan, research director, Institute of Global Enterprise in Indiana.


Upcoming Events

* William R. Connolly to Speak at UE Lecture Series Renamed in his Honor

University of Evansville emeritus professor of philosophy William R. (Dick) Connolly will be the speaker at the University’s inaugural William R. Connolly Ethics Lecture on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

This event, previously known as the Annual Ethics Lecture, was renamed this year in Connolly’s honor. He has been a key figure in the inauguration and support of the Ethics Lecture Series, which began in 2010. In addition to renaming the lecture, a special fund has been created to support the series and the ethics program.

Connolly, who earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, is a broadly trained philosopher. While at UE, Connolly was a sought after teacher and lecturer who taught a variety of philosophy and ethics courses, including philosophy of science, bioethics, environmental ethics, ancient Greek philosophy, modern philosophy and philosophy of law.

The topic of Connolly’s lecture will be “Thomas Paine: The Making of a Neglected American Founder.” He will explain how the ideas of Paine, whose pamphlet Common Sense helped inspire the American Revolution, influence current political debate on such issues as Social Security, organized labor and religious freedom. While Paine died in obscurity, it could be said that his moral and political ideals shape modern America in ways that far surpass the influence of more renowned American founders.

Though he came to America as an adult, Paine was born in England in 1737 and served as an excise officer near Harlaxton College in the town of Grantham, England. Today, plaques in the town acknowledge him and his political contributions.    

For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy and Religion at 812-488-2165.

* Relay for Life!

Colleges Against Cancer will have a table in Ridgway with information about Relay For Life this Wednesday, March 18, through Friday, March 20, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to sign up their Relay Teams, as well as purchase a "foot" to hang up at the event or a Luminaria Bag in memory or honor of someone who has battled cancer. Each foot is $1 and each Luminaria Bag is $5. With supporters like you, the end to many kinds of cancer comes closer each year. Your donations and participation save lives of people you know, as well as people you have yet to encounter. Please consider stopping by our table to learn, help raise awareness, and directly support a future without these horrible illnesses. 

* Staff Appreciation Dinner

Each staff employee and their guest are invited to attend the Staff Appreciation Dinner at the Log Inn on Wednesday, April 22. The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of The Year Award.

Invitations will be sent to staff employees via UE campus mail during the first week of April. Please contact Human Resources at extension 2943 if you have any questions.

* Busy Person's Retreat

The Newman Club is hosting a Busy Person's Retreat during Holy Week 2015. It begins 4-5 pm, on Sunday, March 29, with dinner and an introduction of spiritual directors at the Newman Center. After that all participants will schedule to MEET INDIVIDUALLY AT THEIR CONVENIENCE with a spiritual director for 30 minutes a day for the next 3 days! What a concept! This opportunity is for students, faculty and staff. Call/text Kristel at 812-760-8610 for additional information!

* Writing Center Double Boot Camp!

Welcome back, everyone! This week we are offering a Snow Day Make-Up Double Boot Camp. Our presenter will discuss how to build an argument as well as demonstrate the techniques of summary and paraphrasing to help effectively incorporate outside sources into your papers. In addition, this workshop will address the stylistic differences between general academic and scientific writing, specifically, word and phrasing choice, the passive voice, verbosity, and writing and justifying your hypothesis—strategies for improving your scientific prose. Both topics will be presented this Wednesday, March 18, at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center. 

* AcesTV Filming Thank You Video for Commencement

Attention SENIORS! AcesTV will be filming the thank you video that will play during commencement. Filming will take place in the Rademacher Lounge on Wednesday, March 18, from 12-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Bring props, signs, and anything else you need to say thank you to the people who helped you make it to this day! 


Info You Should Know

* Deadline for Zerah Priestly Carter - March 20!

This is a reminder that the deadline for the 2015 Zerah Priestly Carter '38 University of Evansville African American Scholarship is approaching!



Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations with any questions at 812-488-2586

* NFL Predictive Modeling Internships Available for Fall

Internships for predictive modeling of the 2015-2016 Season of the NFL are available for this fall. Opportunities are open to students from all four years (freshman through senior year) but are restricted to those who have a detailed interest in one or more of the following: American professional football, statistics, econometrics, numerical methods, network analysis, computer programming, machine learning, or any other predictive modeling techniques that can further the goals of the project. If you are interested, please download an application from, complete the form, and email it to Dr. Beavers at by 5 pm on March 27. Interviews for selected applicants will follow after.

Please address any questions to Dr. Beavers at the above address.

* May Graduates Take Note

Any May graduate that needs a cap and gown and/or graduation announcements should stop by the UE Bookstore at the earliest opportunity. Masters and doctorate graduates who need regalia should come to the Bookstore quickly as those garments are custom made and require 4-6 weeks to arrive. If you have any graduation related questions please contact the UE Bookstore. 

* BIOL 100 Online

Are you interested in taking a non-majors biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements? Then take BIOL 100 D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 18 to June 19). Please contact Dale Edwards (de3) for more details.

* Now Accepting Global Scholar Applications for 2015-2016

The Global Scholars Program is designed to offer support for faculty engaged in scholarship or curriculum development that helps prepare our students and community (public, private and civic sector partners) for global leadership, citizenry, and success. It is expected that the Global Scholars’ activities will have a positive impact on the global mindset of some of our constituencies, including students, faculty, and the greater Evansville community. The Global Scholars Program is supported and administered by the Institute for Global Enterprise and is made possible in part by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund.

Current funding will support two awards per year. Awards include a stipend of $2,000 and a professional development budget of up to $3,000. Appropriate uses of funding include airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, research materials, and conference fees.

The deadline for full consideration is April 30, 2015. Click here for more details.

* Need Financial Aid for Summer Courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application (also available in the Office of Financial Aid). We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases during the summer term is limited to: Direct Loans, PLUS Loans, private student loans, Federal Pell Grants, Tuition Remission (employees and dependents), and student employment. Refer to the summer form to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible based on your anticipated enrollment status.

On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal/State Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid. Direct questions to Hilary Morales at

* Free HIV Testing

The Health Center will be having free and confidential HIV testing on March 20 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Please call 812-488-2033 to make your appointment. 

* LOVCIF Scholarship for 2015-16 --Applications now available

Applications for 2015-16 Lower Ohio Valley Construction Industry Fund Scholarship (LOVCIF) are available.  This is an add-on scholarship for UE students and may be combined with their other UE financial aid. 

The application can be found on the UE website - go to the Tuition & Aid tab on the site map, and then to UE Students. On this screen, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose “Looking for Additional Scholarships?” Applications are also available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116).  Completed applications should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via email or by phone at (812) 488-2364 or, (800) 424-8634. 

Consider the following criteria and complete and return the application by April 1, 2015 to Angie Dawson, Office of Financial Aid, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN  47722 if you meet these criteria:

1. Eligible first-time recipients must be sophomores in 2015-16. 

2. Priority is given to students whose parents or grandparents have worked at one of the following companies in either a management position or as a union laborer.  The companies are Industrial Contractors, Peyronnin Construction, Arc Construction, Deig Brothers construction, Empire Contractors or Traylor Brothers.

3. Students must be United States citizens who graduated from a high school within a one hundred mile radius of Evansville, Indiana.

4. If #2 above does not apply, students may apply who are majoring in a construction related field (i.e., civil engineering) or management in the School of Business.

5. Consideration will be given for both financial need and scholastic ability. 

6. There will be no discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, ethnic group, age, or disability.



* Cirino co-authors book about Hemingway's childhood

Mark Cirino, associate professor of English, has co-authored a book, Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Oak Park Archive, which will be published next year by Kent State University Press. This book, written with journalist Robert K. Elder, investigates the materials of Hemingway's childhood, particularly the relics of Hemingway's childhood home and the Hemingway Museum in Oak Park, Illinois. 

* Birth Announcement - Henry Thomas Stelsel

Debbie Kassenbrock, director of the Center for Academic Advising, announces the birth of her grandson. Henry Thomas Stelsel was born on March 10 to Laura (Kassenbrock) and Kirk Stelsel in Carmel, Indiana. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. 

* Knoester Publishes Book Chapter and Presents at International Conference

Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester presented a paper entitled "Teaching the 'Glocal' in Education" at the Comparative International Education Society annual meeting held in Washington, D.C. March 9-13. The paper was based on a chapter he co-authored with Wangari Gichiru entitled "Teaching International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education," just published in the book "Promoting Global Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education," edited by David Schwarzer and Beatrice Bridglall. 

* UE DPT Students Attend Conference on Pro Bono Clinic

Five second year DPT students representing Ace CARE attended the 3rd Annual Pro-Bono Physical Therapy Clinic Conference and Networking Event at Widener University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 14.  This event provides a networking opportunity for student-run pro bono physical therapy clinics from across the nation.  UE was one of 11 universities accepted to present at this conference.  Alyssa Waninger and Pagie Knott presented "Current Status and Expansion Opportunities".  Other student attendees included Shannon Dick, Hailey Jones, and Matthew Kremer.    



* UE Athletics Partners with Buffalo Wild Wings for Fundraiser

With the NCAA Basketball Tournament beginning this weekend, the University of Evansville Athletics Department is reminding fans of their fundraising partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings.

Fans should mention “Home Team D” when visiting the local restaurant. Anyone who does so will help UE receive a donation for 10% of the total bill (not including alcohol).

This is an ongoing promotion that will run through the NCAA March Madness Tournament and does not have an end date. 

* Men's Golf plays two rounds in Sevierville

With two out of three rounds finished in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, the University of Evansville men’s golf team stands in 14th place with one round remaining at Sevierville Golf Club.

The Purple Aces finished the opening day with a 593 and are within shouting distance of the top ten, just nine strokes behind #10 Longwood. They are five behind 13th place Eastern Kentucky with the final 18 holes ahead of them on Tuesday morning.

Leading the way for UE was Will Knights. Following an opening-round 74, Knights blistered the course for a 1-under 71 to finish with a 145. He is tied for 23rd place. Alex Turner is just two behind him with a 147. Turner had a consistent day that saw him shoot a 73 and 74 to rank in a tie for 38th.

Third for the Aces was Tyler Gray, who is tied for 46th. He opened the day with a 76 before firing a 73 in round two to finish with a 149. Next up was Rick Voyvodic. He posted rounds of 77 and 75 and is tied for 66th. Rounding out the squad was Wil Pahud, who completed the day with a 156.

Following 36 holes, there is a tie atop the individual leaderboard as Tomasz Anderson of Jacksonville State and Andrew Hall from Carson-Newman both have scores of 136, which are eight under par. Hall had the low score of the day in the second round, a 6-under 66. Wil Witmann of Detroit is in third place, two strokes behind the top duo.

With its top four players ranked in the top 17, Southern Illinois has a slight lead over West Georgia. The Salukis finished day one with a 568, which is one spot ahead of West Georgia. Jacksonville State is in third place with a 575 while Murray State is in fourth. Four teams are tied for fifth with a 579.

* Katterhenry leads Aces at Bobby Nichols

University of Evansville sophomore Kayla Katterhenry is just one shot off the leads as the Purple Aces women’s golf team wrapped up the opening day of the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate at Sevierville Golf Club.

Katterhenry fired a 1-over 72 and stands just one stroke off the lead. Sydney Hudson of Belmont led the way in the opening round, posting an even 71. Fellow Bruin Katie Story is in third with a 73 while Tennessee Tech’s Megan Williamson is in fourth place with a score of 74.

As a team, the Aces rank in seventh place out of ten participants with a 326. Belmont has a 14-stroke lead over Eastern Kentucky. The Bruins finished with a 295 while the Colonels posted a 309. Jacksonville State (312), Tennessee Tech (315) and Indiana State (316) rounded out the top five. Evansville is eight shots behind 6th place Murray State.

Cathy Doyle was second for the Aces on Monday. She fired a 77 and stands in a tie for 12th place. Sitting in a tie for 43rd is Giulia Mallmann. Her opening round checked in at an 87.

Maggie Camp shot a 90 in Monday’s play while Dana Hayden finished with a 97. Kelly Lamarche (92) and Rachel Marchi (97) finished the day as individuals for the Aces.

On Tuesday, the Aces look to jump a few spots while Katterhenry is in search of a victory as UE will play one more round at the Highlands Course at Sevierville Golf Club.

* Thirty-second Shot Clock to be used in CIT

A new rule will be tested this postseason as the CIT, NIT and CBI will utilize a 30-second shot clock during their respective tournaments in 2015.

This will run through the duration of each event and will be in place of the normal 35 seconds for each offensive possession. The shorter clock is expected to add offense to the sport as Division I men’s basketball last season averaged 67.5 points per game, the lowest since 1951-52.

“The addition of the 30 second shot clock should only make the game faster and more exciting,” Purple Aces head coach Marty Simmons said.

The current 35-second clock was enacted in 1993 and data gathered from this postseason will be used to see if a shorter clock helps to increase scoring across the board.

Tickets are now available for Wednesday’s Tournament game versus IPFW. Call 812-488-ACES, visit the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket offices or purchase online at All seats are $15 for adults and $5 for children.

* Mallory Ladd Named to MVC All-Tournament Team

University of Evansville women’s basketball player Mallory Ladd was named to the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team on Sunday.

The senior forward averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks per game in the Aces’ run to the MVC Semifinals.

Ladd led UE with a game-high 27 points and 14 rebounds in the team’s opening round win over the Illinois State Redbirds. She made a career-high five three-pointers as Evansville secured their first tournament win since 2009.

The Evansville native posted another 22 point, seven rebound effort against Drake in an 84-79 overtime victory in the MVC Quarterfinals on Friday. She made another five shots from beyond the arc, helping Evansville achieve a school and MVC Tournament record with 17 made three-pointers.

Ladd completed her UE career with an 11 point game on Saturday in a 75-66 defeat to Missouri State in the Semifinals.

All-Tournament Team
Jamillah Bonner, Wichita State
Michaela Dapprich, Wichita State
Mallory Ladd, Evansville
Tyonna Snow, Missouri State
Most Outstanding Player – Alex Harden, Wichita State

* Tickets!

Tickets for the UE men's basketball game on Wednesday are now available. They will be playing IPFW at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under. Students will still receive their free tickets. 


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