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Thursday, March 26, 2015

* Campus Visitors

Thursday and Friday will be heavy campus visit days for the Office of Admission. We have scheduled 14 and 20 students respectively. Please avoid parking in visitor or purple parking in the front oval, as well as the spaces immediately in front of Olmsted if possible. Thank you in advance for helping us make a first good impression with our campus visitors!

With much appreciation,

Shane Davidson, Vice President for Enrollment Services


Upcoming Events

* U.S. Army Marketing Manager Kelley Mustion will speak on Lifelong Service

On Saturday, March 28th, United States Army Marketing Manager and AOII, Ms. Kelley Mustion, will be speaking on the importance of lifelong education and the benefits of living a lifetime of service. The event will take place in Neu Chapel at 3:00 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. 

* This Weekend in Music: Student Recitals

It will be a busy weekend in the Department of Music with several student recitals, all of which will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall. On Saturday, bass Ian Murrell, a student of Assistant Professor of Voice Eric McCluskey, will perform his Junior Recital at 2:30 p.m. A joint Senior Recital presented by mezzo-soprano Josulynne Brown and tenor Grant Hales will follow at 4:00. Josulynne is a student of Assistant Professor of Voice Alanna Keenan, while Grant is a student of Assistant Professor of Voice Gregory B. Rike. On Sunday, cellist Kathryn Von Der Heide, a student of Consortium Instructor Jennifer Wingert, will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler at 1:00 p.m. Clarinetist Jessica Braam, a student of Associate Professor and Department of Music Chair Thomas Josenhans, will then present her Senior Recital at 2:30. The weekend’s activities will conclude with soprano Alexandra Billhartz’s Junior Recital at 4:00, and Alexandra is a student of Assistant Professor Eric McCluskey. All student recitals are given in partial fulfillment of the presenting students’ degree requirements, and all weekend events are free and open to the public. 

* Dirt Day!

April 25th is Dirt Day at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, KY. We are looking for volunteers to help out with trail work and the beautification of our gardens! Volunteers can meet at the museum by 8:30 am and will work until Noon, at which time, we will serve lunch! No tools or experience is necessary but we do expect volunteers to be properly clothed--closed toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty! Registration is appreciated, but not required. Please contact for any further information or to register for this event. See you out at the park! 

* Palm/Passion Sunday this Sunday in Neu Chapel, 10:30 a.m.

Join us at the doors of Neu Chapel as we commemorate Palm/Passion Sunday this week at University Worship, 10:30 a.m. Students will be leading us in the liturgy as we celebrate the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem and then look to the cross and the Passion of Christ. All are welcome. 

* AT-Shirt for Evansville

UE's athletic training club is collecting t-shirts and other gently used clothing items for Evansville Rescue Mission. Look for the collection table in Ridgway University Center on Friday, March 27 from 10 am to 2 pm. If you are unable to donate at that time, contact any AT student, Hannah (hl38), or Emma (es182) before Friday afternoon. There is an opportunity to win a gift card and water bottle! 

* Mediterranean Mosaic UE Alumni Cruise - October 4 - 13, 2015

Sail the Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Riviera on the UE Alumni Cruise scheduled for October 4 - 13.  The ports of call are on the shores of Greece, Italy, Monaco, France, and Spain. Price: From $2,999 per person, double occupancy. 

Cruise Program Includes:
• Free round-trip airfare from select cities
• Eight nights aboard Riviera cruising to historic and scenic ports of call
• All meals, entertainment, and use of facilities aboard the ship
• Private welcome reception
• And much more

The deadline to receive the $1,000 Early Booking Savings (per stateroom) for the Mediterranean Mosaic has been extended to May 1!

If you would like to learn more information about the UE Alumni Cruise, a webinar will be offered on Thursday, March 26, at 4:00 p.m. central time. Please e-mail or call 812-488-2586 to receive an invitation to the webinar. Be sure to give your name and e-mail.

For more details, go to:  or

Limited availability! Sign up now to reserve your space! To reserve your space on the ship or ask questions, contact Go Next at 800-842-9023 or 952-918-8950.

* disABILITY Awareness Events - iPad Mini Giveaway

March is Disability Awareness Month in Indiana. Please help us increase disABILITY Awareness by attending one or both of our upcoming events and enter our iPad Mini and gift card giveaway.

Student Panel Discussion – Tuesday, March 31, at 4 pm in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center
Panelists include UE students with various disabilities and Dr. Mary Lombardo-Graves, assistant professor of special education. They will be discussing what it is like to live and attend college while having a learning disability, Aspergers, dysgraphia, and visual, hearing and mobility impairments.

“Accessibility and the iPad” – Tuesday, April 7 at 4 pm in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center
Wade Wingler, director of assistive technology and the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, will be demonstrating accessible apps on the iPad. The iPad is one of the most accessible tools of technology for people with disabilities. Wade will be bringing 40 iPads for the audience to use so this will be a fun and interactive presentation! 

* PT Club Meeting

The PT club will be having a meeting on Thursday, March 26, at 12 pm. It will be in Graves Hall Room 104. Please come join us! 

* Spanish Film Club to Show Movies about women's stories

Join us this Friday evening March 27 at 7:00 pm in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch a Spanish-language movie that shows the situation that some women are suffering nowadays in Hispanic society. For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti ( or Dr. Lorena Andueza ( 

* Theatre Department opens MACHINAL in the May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens Machinal, by Sophie Treadwell, Friday Mar. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre. The show will continue with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 28, 30, 31, and Apr. 1, 2 and at 2:00 p.m. on Mar. 29.

Out of the smoggy, bustling streets of 1920’s New York emerges the story of one ordinary woman who is trapped between her desires and the necessities of her mechanized life. Playwright Sophie Treadwell draws from the true story of the infamous “Black Widow,” Ruth Snyder, the first woman executed by electric chair in the state of New York.

Through Treadwell’s use of Expressionistic language and accentuated soundscapes, she turns a murder scandal into a beautiful exploration of a nightmarish human life, distorted and prohibited from reaching its one desire:  love.

Episodic scenes from various stages of the young woman’s life express the conflict between the rules of the world and the desires of the human heart, leading to tragic and dark consequences.

Anna Rhoads, a senior stage management major from Salem, Ind., takes the helm as director of the production. The cast includes seniors Sarah McAfee, from St. Louis, Mo.; Anders Nerheim, from Minnetrista, Minn.; Ben Anderson, from Los Angeles, Calif.; Emily Daly, from Milwaukee, Wis.; Steffan Clark, from Owensboro, Ky.; juniors Carter Caldwell from Louisville, Ky.; Devin Fluker, from Las Vegas, Nev.; sophomore Nate DeCook, from Holland, Mich.; freshmen Davis Cowart, from Bronwood, Ga.; Baxter Pitt, from Dallas, Texas; Jacob Sellers, from Fort Branch, Ind.; Kira Vuolo, from Westminster, Colo.; and Braden Wilkerson, from Fort Worth, Texas.

The creative team for Machinal includes scenic design and technical direction by senior Logan McGuire, from Fort Collins, Colo.; costume design by junior Alison Clifton, from Temple, Texas; lighting design by Assistant Professor of Theatre Stephen Boulmetis; sound design by senior Aaron R. Johnson, from Salem, Ind.; the dramaturg is sophomore, Robbie Love, from St. Louis, Mo., and the stage manager is junior Serena Montsma, from Hudsonville, Mich.

In its original premiere in 1928 at the Plymouth Theatre, Machinal was described in The New York Times as a ”triumph of individual distinction, gleaming with intangible beauty…an illuminating, measured drama such as we are not likely to see again” and was hailed in the Times as a play that “in a hundred years…will still be vital and vivid.” Indeed the play has prevailed; Machinal was recently revived at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City and garnered four Tony Award nominations.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to make reservations by calling 812–488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

* Kiss Away Cancer!

Come support BMOC in kissing away cancer! Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting a table in Ridgway University Center where you can aid in the fight against cancer. The table will be set up from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. We will have cut out lips that you can purchase for .50 cents. On these lips, you can put the name of someone you know that is a cancer survivor, has cancer, or your own name showing that you are supporting the efforts to get rid of cancer. The lips will then be displayed on our poster board in Ridgway. If you do not wish to purchase a lip but still want to help the cause, donations will be accepted as well. 

* 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 Thursday, March 26, 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

* International Leadership Conference Opportunity

Wanted: Developing student leaders who are looking to improve the UE Campus! The Resident Students Association (RSA) is looking for students who wish to be part of a UE delegation to an international conference this summer.

This summer, from May 22nd to May 24th, North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota will be hosting the leadership conference NACURH; NACURH stands for the National Association of College and University Residence Halls.

University students from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Qatar, Hong Kong, Australia and many other countries will congregate to attend programs to help foster personal growth, community development, and positive college experiences. The conference is a balance of fun activities and workshops. Want to learn more about the conference? Go here:

If this sounds like something that is of interest to you, please fill out our online application:

Applications are due April 4.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

* Seeking UE Staff Members as Mock Jurors for University of Evansville Research Project

The University of Evansville's Psychology and Law Research Laboratory is seeking UE staff (non-students and non-faculty) to participate as mock jurors in a mock trial, as part of a grant-funded research project. Staff members must be U.S. citizens who are 18-years-old or older. Those participating will receive $40 for their time.

The mock trial will last no more than two hours. All participants will read a description of a mock trial and watch video-taped evidence depicting an alleged murder. All participants will then deliberate as a group to attempt to reach a consensual verdict.

We are purposefully recruiting only UE staff and not students or faculty so that our sample is more representative of the general pool of jurors in a typical community. As you might imagine, it is extremely challenging to effectively recruit a sample of participants who are representative of any given community, and so your participation is very valuable and greatly encouraged.

Moreover, we encourage you to share this opportunity with eligible friends or family members (basically anyone who is jury-eligible and a non-college student). Spreading the word about this opportunity will go a long way toward helping us recruit enough participants (we need 300 total participants).

Those who would like to participate or who have questions, should contact Dr. Margaret Stevenson's research laboratory manager Evan McCracken at 

* Seating Samples Now @ Library

Seating samples are now on display at the Libraries. You are encouraged to try out sample seats and to offer your recommendations. What's comfortable? What's most suitable for the renovated Library? What isn't? Seating will remain during the next several days. Sample seats are located adjacent to workstations on Level 1. 

* Trinidad and Tobago program application deadline extended

The deadline for the upcoming International Cultural Immersion Experience in Trinidad and Tobago has been extended and the charges have been revised. This program is open to students from all majors and will take place from May 25 – June 7. Applications must be received by Monday, March 30.

Revised information about reduced costs, travel dates, and other deadlines can be found on the UE Study Abroad page:

The online application is available here:

Please contact Marissa Mitchell, coordinator of short-term programs abroad, at mm353 or 488-2039 if you have any questions.

* Graduate Reminder

May graduates who still need a cap and gown for graduation should visit the UE Bookstore soon. Master and doctoral regalia is custom made and takes about 4 weeks to arrive. Graduates who need graduation announcements can order them in the Bookstore as well at any time. 

* Summer/Fall Adoptions Due

Faculty are reminded that adoptions for the Summer Session terms and Fall 2015 are now due in Bookstore. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore or your department's administrative assistant. 

* Grant Funds Available to Faculty for Research and other Scholarly activity: ARSAF Deadline April 1

The deadline for applying for ARSAF (Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowships) is Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. Approximately $15,000 will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year. Full time faculty are eligible to submit a proposal for consideration. More details and the online application can be found in Acelink under the Academic Affairs area, online forms. Questions? Contact or extension 2586. 


Thank You

* Thank you from the UE Leadership Academy!

UELA would like to extend a huge thank you to all students, faculty, and anyone else who have helped to make our homelessness awareness project a success! Whether you were able to donate at our Ridgway tables last week or participated in our Hacienda Give Back fundraiser, we're grateful for your support! All of the money we have raised will be used to help support the local Ozanam Family Shelter! Thank you! 



* Billo dazzles, UE offense ignites late for 4-2 road win

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Starting pitcher Ryan Billo threw a season-high 7.0 innings, striking out a career-high seven batters as the University of Evansville baseball team (10-10) scored four runs in the ninth to win 4-2 at SIUE on Wednesday night.

Down 2-0 entering the ninth, the Purple Aces drew closer with a bases loaded walk from outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski and tied the game on a wild pitch in the next at-bat. Even at two, infielder Jonathan Ramon broke the tie with a two-run single up the middle. Reliever Brent Jurceka retired the final three batters in the bottom half to preserve Billo’s performance and etch an Evansville victory.

“I thought out pitchers did an outstanding job today,” said Evansville head coach Wes Carroll. “We just couldn’t create momentum offensively early in the game. Billo stuck with us and gave us a chance in winning time. In the ninth inning, our offense finally busted through for four runs to get the win on the road.”

Both Billo and SIUE pitching kept the game scoreless through the first six innings. The right-hander weaved around two hits in the second inning and a leadoff double in the fifth to keep the contest tied. UE also had their chances offensively. Despite having a hit in each of the first four innings, the Aces were unable to break through against SIUE starter Jarrett Bednar and reliever Brendan Miller.

The Cougars snapped the scoreless duel in the seventh with a pair of runs. Back to back doubles from Dustin Woodcock and Skylar Geissinger pushed SIUE ahead 1-0. An RBI single from Drew Johnson later in the frame put UE behind by two.

Down by a pair of runs, designated hitter Max Foley began the ninth with a walk and infielder Tyler Sullivan followed with a one out free pass. Following a strikeout, a wild pitch would move both runners into scoring position and a walk to outfielder Josh Jyawook loaded up the bases. Kaczmarski’s walk inched UE within a run and a wild pitch from reliever Caleb Wilkerson tied the game. Ramon then shot a single to center field moving UE ahead.

After reliever Matt Rodgers (3-0) retired all three batters he faced in the eighth, Jurceka would do the same in the ninth for the 4-2 Purple Aces win.

Outfielder Jarod Perry was also hit by a pitch in the game, his nation-leading 16 HBP of the season. It was also Perry's 41st hit by pitch in a Purple Aces uniform, tying Alex Acheson (2007-10) for most in program history. Perry has now reached safely in 21 straight games and all 20 games this season. First baseman Eric McKibban went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Foley, outfielder Josh Jyawook and Ramon all produced two hits each in the win.

Evansville returns to Missouri Valley Conference play with a three-game weekend series at Indiana State. First pitch on Friday, March 27 is set for 5:30 p.m. CT. The next home game for the Purple Aces is Tuesday, April 7 against UT-Martin. 

* Salukis Defeat Aces 4-3

Salukis Defeat Aces Tennis 4-3

Evansville, IN – The University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team (8-6, 0-1 MVC) opened conference play this afternoon when they took on the Southern Illinois Salukis. SIU was able to edge the Aces by a score of 4-3. Despite the loss, at flight three singles, Kennedy Craig managed to come through with a win over Yana Golovkina by a score of 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. The win was Craig’s first at number three singles.

In other singles action, Marketa Trousilova was victorious at flight one singles defeating Natasha Tomishima 6-1, 6-3. Natasha James came through in three sets to get a win at flight two singles to defeat Meagan Monaghan 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. In flight four action, Marina Moreno was defeated by Athena Chrysanthou 6-1, 6-2. Vitoria Beirao of Southern Illinois was able to defeat Andjela Brguljan at flight five singles by a score of 6-2, 6-3. Lastly, Mina Milovic of Evansville took the loss against Ariadna Cairo Baza by a score of 6-2, 6-3.

Southern Illinois managed to take all three matches in doubles. At flight one Natasha Tomishima and Meagan Monaghan defeated Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno 8-1. Natasha James and Kennedy Craig were defeated by Vitoria Beirao and Polina Dozortseva 8-4. Finally, Ariadna Cairo Baza and Yana Golovkina defeated Gaby Fifer and Andjela Brguljan by a score of 8-4.

Singles Competition
1. Marketa Trousilova (UE) def. Natasha Tomishima (SIU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Natasha James (UE) def. Meagan Monaghan (SIU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
3. Kennedy Craig (UE) def. Yana Golovkina (SIU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
4. Athena Chrysanthou (SIU) def. Marina Moreno (UE) 6-1, 6-2
5. Vitoria Beirao (SIU) def. Andjela Brguljan (UE) 6-2, 6-4
6. Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) def. Mina Milovic (UE) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles Competition
1. Natasha Tomishima/ Meagan Monaghan (SIU) def. Marketa Trousilova/ Marina Moreno (UE) 8-1
2. Vitoria Beirao/Polina Dozortseva (SIU) def. Natasha James/Kennedy Craig (UE) 8-4
3. Ariadna Cairo Baza/Yana Golovkina (SIU) def. Gaby Fifer/ Andjela Brguljan (UE) 8-4

The Aces will be back in action next Friday and Saturday. The Aces take on Wichita State on April 3rd at 2:00 p.m. CDT at Wesselman Park. They will follow that with a home match on April 4th at 1:00 p.m. CDT when they take on Missouri State at Wesselman Park.

* Katterhenry earns another MVC honor

For the second time this season, Purple Aces sophomore Kayla Katterhenry was named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week.

Katterhenry picked up the third victory of her career in exciting fashion last Tuesday afternoon. A final round score of 73 put her in a tie for the top spot with Belmont’s Katie Story at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. The playoff came down to the fifth hole where Katterhenry shot par to earn medalist honors. In day one, she had a 72 before carding a 73 to finish with a 145.

Her efforts helped the Aces take seventh place. Overall, it is her third win in less than one calendar year as she was victorious at last year’s Saluki Invitational and Bradley Invitational. She recorded another top two finish at the Samford Intercollegiate this past weekend. She finished in a tie for second place with scores of 74, 77 and 74 en route to a 225.

* Kaczmarski Named Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

University of Evansville outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski was selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award for baseball, in an announcement made Tuesday afternoon.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

Kaczmarski has started all 181 games that he has played for the Purple Aces during his four-year career. The Cary, Ill. native has hit .326 in his career with 15 triples, which are third best in program history, and 50 doubles, which rank 11th.

This season, Kaczmarski holds a team-best .404 batting average. Despite missing seven games due to injury, he has 19 hits, three doubles, two triples and 10 runs batted in. He also leads the Aces in stolen bases and has struck out just three times in a total of 47 at-bats.

In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Kaczmarski has also devoted countless time to the community. Kevin has worked closely with the Boys and Girls Club here in Evansville, playing sports with the local children in the area. He has also participated in the Just Read Program, helping school children read in a classroom setting. He also was involved with Team Impact, helping a local youth with a terminal illness join the UE Baseball family for the historic 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season Championship.

Of the 30 candidates, eight have cumulative grade-point averages of 3.4 or higher and two have been finalists for CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American honors. Four began their careers as Freshman All-Americans in 2012, two earned All-American status midway through their careers, and two more began 2015 as Preseason All-Americans. Twelve of the candidates on this year’s high-achieving list of nominees play for teams currently ranked in the NCBWA Top 25 poll.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2015 College World Series® in June.

For more information on all the candidates, visit


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