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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: A Concert of Many Choirs

The University Choir, the chamber choir Kantorei, and the UE Mixed Choir will present a concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the ensembles in a program of music ranging from the Baroque to the Modern Era, including works by Handel, Mozart, Brahms, Samuel Barber, and Olivier Messiaen. Pianist Kristin Jones will accompany the ensembles on some selections. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* Campus Community and Friends Invited - Honors Program Project Presentations April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

The Honors Program invites you to attend the Honors Program Project Presentations on April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16.  These presentations showcase the project work of the 2015 Honors graduating class.  The Honors project is an opportunity for students to explore an area about which they are passionate. The Honors project may consist of a research project, thesis, or creative work.  Students may use the Honors project to launch areas of interest for graduate study or to expand résumés for employment.

We hope you will join us to hear the fascinating work that this year’s Honors graduates have completed.  Special thanks are extended to all faculty, advisors, and others who have supported the Honors students in their educational achievements. 

Please see below a schedule of presentations.

Tuesday, April 7 - 3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Chris Norris, Creative Writing / Literature
“Sink in the River”
• Anna Sheffer, Creative Writing / Literature
“Literary Translation of Latin American Poetry”


Tuesday, April 7 - 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Jessica Ingle, Creative Writing / Literature
“Leonardo & Alec”
• Carly Herrud, Archaeology / Art History
“Comparison of American and British Museums”
• Tiffany Iseler, Nursing
“Volunteer Red Blood Cell Donations: The Shortage and Why It Must End, A Nurse’s Perspective”


Wednesday, April 8 – 3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Koch Center 101

• Megan Moran, Biology / Environmental Administration
“Campus Sustainability Guide”
• Taylyn Lewis, Health Services Administration
“Aesthetic Marketing at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt”

Wednesday, April 8 - 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Koch Center 101

• Logan McGuire, Theatre Design
“One Man Radio Play”
• Logan Elizabeth Hardy, Theatre Studies
“Severing the Usurper's Cursed Head: Creating a Realistic Severed Head for the Stage”
• Jessica Intner, Theatre Performance
“Costume Designing A Streetcar Named Desire”


Thursday, April 9 - 3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Hailey Suggs, Theatre Performance
“Dancing at Lughnasa Dramaturgy”
• Kelly Lamarche, Biology
“Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus”       


Tuesday, April 14 - 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Jacquelyn Ballard, Business / International Studies
“Does Investment in Green Initiatives such as Conservation Efforts Help Stimulate the Local Economies in the Long Run?”
• Gretchen Kohl, Economics / Spanish
“Economic Development in Chile”
• Suhrob Muratov, Accounting / Management
“XBRL Implementation Process by U.S. Federal Agencies”


Tuesday, April 14 - 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Loren Oboikovitz, English Education
“The Importance of Fantasy Literature in Middle School Language Arts / Reading Classes”
• Hannah Bisch, Special Education
“cMoe-to-Go:  Outreach Boxes for Evansville's Special Education Classrooms”
• Alexandria Dryer, Classical Studies / Social Studies Education
“Molding Religions: Roman Reactions to Threatening Foreign Practices”


Wednesday, April 15 - 3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Koch Center 101

• Sarah Dory, Electrical Engineering / Theatre
“Automation of a Conventional Theatrical Lighting Fixture via Ethernet”
• Aaron Reynolds, Computer Science
“Neural Networks and Parallelism”


Wednesday, April 15 - 4:00 – 4:45 P.M.
Koch Center 101

• Anjelica Allen, Political Science / Writing
“The Night Didn't Listen to Me”
• Kiki Jones, Literature / History
“Sanditon: Exploring Jane Austen's Uncompleted Work”


Thursday, April 16 - 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Elizabeth Crooks, Nursing
“Sex Education: A Needed Revolution”
• Breianna Simpson, Nursing
“Would You Like to be an Organ Donor?”
• Tempa Auffart, Nursing
“Reaching the Masses: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Educating Communities”


Thursday, April 16 - 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Cody Baker, Applied Mathematics / Cognitive Science
“Dependence Variability in Predictive Analysis”
• Kaitlyn Bell, Cognitive Science / Psychology / Philosophy
“The Psychological Effects of the Black Death: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review”
• Jackie Kossoff, Creative Writing / Communication
“Coordinating the World's Fairs: From the Great Exhibition of 1851”

* Come Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!

Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting a bake sale to raise money for BMOC. There will be a table set up in Ridgway University Center, outside the food court from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. We will have a variety of cupcakes, cookies, and scones for sale! 

* Documentary on Local Food and Panel Discussion

On Tuesday April 7, 6:30 pm, in Room 101, in Koch Center, the short documentary LOCAL will be shown. The documentary discusses how the local food movement is growing and the challenges of finding locally grown food. After the documentary, there will be a panel discussion consisting of members of the Evansville community involved with local food operations like Urban Seeds and River City Co-op. 

* disABILITY Awareness Event - iPad Mini Giveaway

On 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

Upcoming Events

* UE Newman Club presents "The New Evangelization"

Our St. Meinrad seminarians return to us this Wednesday to begin Fr. Robert Barron's 3 week movie series "The New Evangelization" from 7-8:15 pm at the UE Newman Center, 1901 Lincoln Avenue. The seminarians will be at Jazzman's from 4:30-6 pm; with dinner at Ridgway University Center from 6:00-6:45 pm, before walking over to the Newman Center for the evening event. All are welcome! Questions? Email kr53@evansville.edu or call/text 812-760-8610. 

* Indiana State information sessions

The Center for Career Development invites to you to register for Indiana State University's Information Sessions on Monday, April 27, Eykamp 254 in Ridgway University Center

Student Affairs and Higher Education Session
Master's Degree
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Educational Administration: Higher Education Leadership Session
Doctorate Degree
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided.

A maximum of 20 people per session.

Registration link:
http://www.uealumnionline.com/s/1096/index.aspx?sid=1096&pgid=1271&gid=1&cid=2473&ecid=2473&post_id=0 

* Free Food!! Join UE Hillel for their Annual Passover Seder

Join UE Hillel in celebrating Passover with their annual Seder on Wednesday, April 8 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center! Enjoy your FREE HOMECOOKED DINNER and learn about Jewish tradition and culture. 

* Senior Thank-You Video This Week!

Seniors! This Friday, April 10, is one of your last opportunities to take part in the Senior Thank-You video which will be shown during commencement. Stop by the atrium in Schroeder School of Business Building from 1:00-2:00 p.m. or by the Rademacher Lounge in Ridgway University Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to send thank-yous to parents, professors, friends, etc.! 

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

The wellness nurse will be in Graves Hall lobby on Wednesday, April 8, from 1 - 3 p.m. 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: MLA Style!

Do you have an MLA paper due soon? Join us this Wednesday, April 8, at 5:00 p.m., in the Writing Center for help with how to format and cite papers according to the MLA style manual, including internal citations and the works cited page. 

* SAVE THE DATE: Minister Nyle Fort from Ferguson, MO on Campus April 24

As part of the Stand Against Racism™ a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event. Organizations across the United States are invited to participate by hosting their own “Stand.” Individuals are then invited to join any of the “Stands,” where hundreds of thousands of people will take a Stand Against Racism across the country.

The University of Evansville will bring Minister Nyle Fort a young grassroots activist who has been a part of the movement Black Live Matter.

Minister Fort will speak to the campus on Friday, April 24 from 9-10 am in the Schroeder School of Business Building Atrium.

All campus members are welcome to come out and be inspired by the words of the young minister.

For more information please contact LaNeeca Williams at lw161@evansville.edu or call 812-488-2413. 

* SAMS Career Colloquium on Wednesday, April 8

The last installment in the SAMS career series for the year will be on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in KC102.

We will be web-conferencing with Drs. David and Jennifer Pollock, two UE alumni, who are co-directors of the Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine section at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They will talk about their research on kidney disease and hypertension, and about the interface between scientific research and medicine.

As always, this is an informal event, with pizza and lots of opportunity for you to ask questions.

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. Please contact js383 or as341 with any questions. 

* 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 ml170@evansville.edu for any further information or to register for this event. See you out at the park! 

* Wednesday Morning Lecture Series

Attend Adult Education's Wednesday Morning Lecture Series  on Wednesdays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., in Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. 

See website for more info:
http://www.evansville.edu/adulteducation/wednesdayMornings.cfm

* Philanthropy Week Invades Campus!

What is Philanthropy Week? Philanthropy Week is a week long campaign with events and activities to enhance awareness and engagement of students at UE about the importance of institutional advancement around campus.

Key events Include:

Monday, April 13: Awareness Day: 
“Fact Snacks” distributed.

Clifford Circle Celebration, part of Philanthropy Week 2015 from 2:00-5:00 pm, Clifford Circle (on the oval) All UE students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us in the Clifford Circle to celebrate those who have given UE at least 1 million dollars! We’ll be giving out free Donut Bank donuts, Philanthropy Week t-shirts, and Clifford Circle coasters!

Tuesday, April 14: Good Deeds Day
Celebrate Campus and Community Philanthropy with Good Deeds Day and donate a non-perishable food item to the United Way Food Drive at the philanthropy week table.

Wednesday, April 15: Appreciation Day
Opportunity to tell a donor thank you for supporting student scholarships

Thursday, April 16: Participation Day
Photo Booth Contest- stop by and take a UE Fight Song Selfie. Submit the selfie through social media using #UEPepandVim and the Philanthropy Week committee will review submissions; winner receives a limited edition prize. T-shirt giveaway to the first 25 students to stop by and participate. Student-to-Student (S2S) is about choosing to help classmates with your gift, which directly benefits other students by making it easier for them to earn their degree. When you give $5 or more dollars for four years you become part of the S2S Loyalty Society and receive a cord to be worn on your graduation gown to show your UE pride.

The goal is to foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement- including fundraising, alumni relations, and communications. It is important that students start taking steps to become the next group of philanthropic leaders and Philanthropy Week educates the students about the value they can bring to UE by giving their time, talent and treasure as students but also once they enter the alumni world.

What is the UE Fight Song Selfie Challenge? Looks like @TomKazee1 has been busy perfecting his selfie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqnsXTsNgDw&feature=youtu.be #UEPepandVim #DoGood4UE Philanthropy Week starts next week.

What is “Pep and Vim” Day? Pep and Vim! Is a single day designed to celebrate UE’s great traditions of philanthropy and school spirit. UE has chosen this signature line from the University’s fight song as the theme for our annual day of giving. This new event will replace UEGive12. Pep and Vim will serve as the conclusion of the Fight Song Selfie Challenge. 

* Not Yet Begun to Fight Movie Discussion set for April 8

UE VETS, Office of Veterans Affairs, and UE Disability Services are sponsoring a movie discussion April 8 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building, for the award winning documentary, "Not Yet Begun to Fight". The film features five veterans as they embark upon an excursion to learn the art of fly fishing from Warriors and Quiet Waters in Montana.

One of the veterans featured in the film is UE student and Iraq/Afghanistan War veteran, Erik Goodge. A panel discussion with Erik, and other UE student veterans will follow the showing.

Limited seating, first-come-first-served. No cost, free refreshments.

Info You Should Know

* Positions still available

Applications are still being accepted for positions with Crescent Magazine and the LinC for the 2015–16 school year. Most positions do not require previous experience and receive academic credit. Check out Crescent Magazine’s Facebook page — facebook.com/uecrescent — for more information about the positions available with the magazine and the yearbook. Direct your questions to tm2@evansville.edu.

The application for the magazine is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YvQ5_yHMoEqZPr1-ZgShlN4HyDm1S7DtY1ixgcM6SPM/viewform?usp=send_form

For the yearbook it is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_GuVB4GGGPxuko96M8oGrZydjrbR6CITfpIiK-B6vQs/viewform?usp=send_form

* UE Tobacco-Free Poster/Slogan Contest

Change is in the air ... Help us spread the word! Submit your idea for the UE Tobacco-Free Poster/Slogan Contest as either a hard copy or digital copy. If submitting a hard copy, please use 11"x17" paper and turn in to Sylvia Buck in the Office of Counseling Services and Health Education, Second Floor, Ridgway University Center. If submitting a digital copy, (JPEG or PDF) send to Liz Daugherty at ed108@evansville.edu. The deadline is Monday, April 20. Prizes will be awarded for UE Bookstore gift certificates. 

* SGA Election Results

Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected to Student Government Positions for the 2015-2016 academic year.


SGA President: Matt Lundberg
SGA Vice President: Jalen Lee
Academic Fund Board Chairperson: Will Patzke
The Student Elected Trustee that will serve on the board the next three years is Mallory Mooney.

Thank you to all students who voted and for all candidates who ran for positions.
 

* Need Financial Aid for Summer?

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. 

* Attention May 2015 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 Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at cl29@evansville.edu or call 488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you! 

* 2015-2016 Andiron Lecture Series Call for Papers

UE faculty and administrators as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of their research or expertise for the 2015-2016 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome to submit proposals. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 10.

Please provide the following by email:
A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to:
Chris Mohn at mm333@evansville.edu

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, and Chris Mohn (chair).

Congratulations

* Biology faculty member receives external grant to fund an additional summer research student

Dr. Cris Hochwender received funding to support an additional research student for the summer of 2015. The Research Grants Committee of the Indiana Academy of Science reviewed grant proposals for the Spring 2015; his proposal was rated highly, even in the field of strong proposals that were submitted, and he received the requested amount in full.

When asked, Hochwender said, “As always, UE’s biology department strives to provide students with Division I research experiences. Our ultimate goal is to provide life changing research opportunities to our students; my hope is that this summer research will provide such experiences, while also generating findings that inform and guide the management of our natural resources.” 

* Biology and Environmental Studies students present research at conference

Two biology students, Stephanie Tran and Kelsey Williams, together with one environmental studies major, Samantha Montgomery, presented their summer research at the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) conference. In a continuing quest to produce high quality, Division I research, these students presented their poster, entitled “Native tree survivorship and growth rates in mixed species plots: Neotropical timber plantations can promote associated biodiversity” to a very engaged set of faculty and students. Their research centered on demonstrating the value of using native trees in a mixed species plantation to increase native plant diversity. They found that some native tree species grew rapidly, making them valuable for timber. Additionally, associated plant diversity in the plantations was high with 142 species from 57 families colonizing the understory of the plantations in the 400 m2 area sampled. These findings demonstrated that using a mixture of native tree species in a plantation setting can provide trees of timber value, while also allowing for rapid re-establishment of understory diversity.

ASB is the largest scientific professional organization in the Southeastern United States. Their mission (to promote Biology through research and education) is primarily supported through their Annual Meeting where Faculty and students present their research.
 

* Abigail Smith Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

University of Evansville student Abigail Smith has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.  Established by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor the former senator from Arizona, this nationwide scholarship program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) research. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

Abby is a professional chemistry major at UE, as well as a member of the Aces women’s swimming/diving team.  She conducts research with Andy Lampkins, assistant professor of chemistry, where she is creating a new paradigm in cancer treatment called “smart” therapeutics.

“Abby is developing prototypes that have the potential to target, treat, and detect cancer cells simultaneously,” said Lampkins. “This technology would most certainly streamline the way cancer is treated today.”

Abby presented her research at a meeting of the American Chemical Society this past fall, and has accepted an internship in drug discovery at Eli Lilly and Company this coming summer. After graduating from UE, Abby plans to enroll in a Ph.D. program studying synthetic organic chemistry before seeking employment in the pharmaceutical industry.         

* UE Outstanding Educators of the Year Recipients for 2015

Four educators in Vanderburgh County were recognized by surprise announcements as Outstanding Educators of the Year on Wednesday, April 1, during the University of Evansville’s 24th annual presentation in the Vanderburgh County schools. The competition recognizes current classroom teachers and building principals in grades K-12 with at least three years of experience.

The four winners will be formally recognized Friday, May 1, during the University’s annual banquet. This recognition program is sponsored by UE and the Evansville Courier & Press. For additional information, call the UE School of Education at 812-488-2360 or 812-488-2368.

Presented with awards at their schools were:
• Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Carolyn Bennett, Highland Elementary School
• Middle School Teacher of the Year: Angela Greenwell, Helfrich Park STEM Academy
• High School Teacher of the Year: Mark Schoenbaum, Memorial High School
• Building Principal of the Year: Bryan Perry, Thompkins Middle School

Outstanding Elementary Educator of the Year: Carolyn Bennett, third grade teacher, Highland Elementary School
Carolyn Bennett has been an educator for 22 years. She currently teaches at Highland Elementary School. Bennett is passionate about teaching third graders. “I love the minds of eight and nine year olds,” she explains. “They are enthusiastic learners who are beginning to understand their strengths and weaknesses.”

She says that her teaching philosophy can be stated in one sentence:  “Each child gets what they need.” Bennett believes that third graders are the perfect age to understand that philosophy.

“They know I will help when they need it,” she says, “but if they are able to fix a problem on their own, they do it.’”

Bennett served on EVSC’s first Math Mapping Committee, was part of the Oak Hill Elementary School Planning Committee, and is a member of the Response to Intervention Team. She has had extensive training in the Leader in Me Program.

Outstanding Middle School Educator of the Year: Angela Greenwell, seventh grade social studies, English and literature and eighth grade English and literature teacher, Helfrich Park STEM Academy
Angela Greenwell has been a teacher for seven years. She currently teaches 7th and 8th graders at Helfrich Park STEM Academy, where her subject areas are social studies, English and literature.

Greenwell feels that educators should prepare students for the 21st century. Therefore she sets high expectations in her classroom. Her teaching strategies encourage research, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and problem solving. Her students publish essays to their classroom portfolios, relying on research to validate their arguments.

“All students have valuable ideas and can make academic gains when provided a stimulating learning environment,” says Greenwell.

Greenwell is working on a doctoral degree in literacy and leadership. She is a member of the ISTEP review board in Indianapolis, and the seventh grade ELA textbook adoption committee. She is a national seventh grader language facilitator for National Education Association’s Greater Public School Network, and has taken part in service based community learning projects.

Outstanding High School Educator of the Year: Mark Schoenbaum, art teacher, Memorial High School
Mark Schoenbaum has been an art teacher at Memorial High School for 27 years. His teaching areas include art history, photography, painting, advanced painting, drawing, ceramics, advanced ceramics and digital photography
Schoenbaum notes that his philosophy of education is reflected in a quote from Pablo Picasso: “Inspiration Exists, but it must find us working.”

He believes successful teaching involves three strengths: a positive learning environment, creating enthusiasm for learning and creativity, and quality customer (student) service.

“Promoting a supportive and challenging learning environment for my students is fundamental,” he says, “so that they may question their ideas, and develop essential skills and a strong work ethic.”

Schoenbaum is a member of National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts. He has participated in the Don Reitz Retrospective Invitational, and the East/West/North Art Show at the Evansville Museum. He received the Pro-Operis Award for 20 plus years of service, and has been nominated for Arts Council Art Teacher of the Year

Outstanding Administrator of the Year: Bryan Perry, principal of Thompkins Middle School
Bryan Perry has been principal at Thompkins Middle School for six years. He has been involved in education for 22 years.

Perry says that his educational beliefs continually change as the field of education evolves. One thing that remains constant is his goal to do the right thing for his students and staff and ensure that they progress as people and professionals.

“I want to develop students that succeed at their chosen field of study,” he says. While he doesn’t feel it is necessary for them all to pursue a four year college degree, he does want each to understand the importance of post-secondary training.

In his role as an administrator, Perry encourages leadership skills in his staff. He does not believe in micromanaging, saying that “the best thing that I can do is to get out of their way!”

Perry was named Indiana Association of School Principals District 11 Middle School Principal of the Year in 2012. He has been an Indiana Principal Leadership Institute Mentor Principal since 2014.

* UE Phi Alpha Theta Presenters

UE students William Glasscock, Abbi Hanson, Tom Grady, Jessica Newell, and Andrew Schade presented research papers at the Spring 2015 Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Conference. At the conference, held at USI on March 28, Grady and Schade won prizes in the Undergraduate Colonial History and World War II categories. 

* Professor Dallinger guest teacher at Preucil School of Music

Carol Dallinger, professor of music, recently returned from teaching as guest clinician at The Preucil School of Music Spring Retreat in Iowa City, Iowa. The Preucil School, founded in 1975 by violinist, Doris Preucil and husband and violist, William Preucil, Sr., is internationally known for its teaching excellence and the outstanding accomplishments of its graduates. Doris Preucil is author of the nine volumes of the Suzuki Viola School™ and William Preucil, professor emeritas of the University of Iowa and founding member of the Stradivari Quartet, is the recording artist for the series. Professor Dallinger gave a presentation to the faculty and taught masterclasses and group lessons to students participating in the retreat. 

* Biology students present research at national conference, one wins an award.

Biology majors Maddie Ralph and Kane Stratman in collaboration with Dr. Gordon presented their Division 1 level research at the recent Animal Behavior Conference in Bloomington, IN. Their work addresses the impact of shifting geographic ranges on the evolution of two species of treefrog. In addition to this work, Maddie was also recently awarded the Zeta Tau Alpha Smarty-Pants Award, making Dr. Gordon both proud and entertained.

Kane and Maddie

* Stamm and Biology 499 students co-author Genomics article

Joyce Stamm, associate professor of Biology and the 28 students who enrolled in Biology 499: Research problems in Genomics in 2008, 2010, and 2012 have co-authored a paper with students and faculty in the Genomics Education Partnership, a nationwide collaborative effort that brings genomics research into the undergraduate classroom. The paper, “Drosophila Muller F elements maintain a distinct set of genomic properties over 40 million years of evolution”, was published online in the journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, and is the product of course-based research carried out in classrooms across the country. This paper, with 940 student and 74 faculty co-authors, has one of the highest number of undergraduate co-authors known.

The UE student co-authors were Morgan Anderson ’12, Bethany Bonifield ’13, Daniel Coomes ’09, Meleah (Curtis) Gross ’12, Adam Dillman ’11, Elaine Durchholz ’11, Antoinette Fafara-Thompson ’12, Lesley Jackson ’11, Amy Johnson ’11, Zuzana Kocsisova ’13, Kierstin (Linton) Naylor, Joshua Manghelli ’09, Kylie McNeil ’11, Michael Murillo ’11, Jessica Neely ’09, Emmy Ogawa ’14, Ashley Rich ’13, Anna Rogers ’12, Amber (Shumate) Gygi ’12, Devin Spencer ’08, Kristina Stemler ’08, Allison Throm ’12, Matt Van Camp ’13, Katie Weihbrecht ’10, Aaron Wiles ’10, Mallory Williams ’11, Matt Williams ’13, and Kyle Zoll ’12.
 

Athletics

* Aces Tennis Victorious Over Missouri State

The University of Evansville Women's Tennis team was back in action on Saturday afternoon when they took on the Missouri State Bears. The Aces were able to bounce back after a tough loss against the Wichita State Shockers last night to defeat the Bears by a score of 5-2. The Aces were able to sweep all three doubles matches and won four out of the six singles matched to earn the win.

In singles action, Marketa Trousilova of Evansville was able to defeat Ema Turudija 6-1, 6-3 at flight one singles. At flight two singles, Natasha James of Evansville defeated Ekaterina Donetskova by a score of 6-2, 6-4. Kennedy Craig grabbed the victory at flight three singles when she defeated Mackenzie Rozell of Missouri State by a score of 6-2, 7-5. Anelisse Torrico of Missouri State was able to defeat Marina Moreno at flight four singles 6-1, 6-2. At flight five singles, Miranda Poile defeated Mina Milovic of Evansville 6-2, 6-2. And lastly, at flight six singles, Gaby Fifer of Evansville defeated Abbey Belote by a score of 6-3, 7-5.

In doubles action, Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno defeated Ema Turudija and Miranda Poile of Missouri State 8-5. At flight two doubles, Nastasha James and Kennedy Craig of Evansville defeated Ekaterina Donetskova and Anelisse Torrico by a score of 8-2. Lastly, at flight three doubles, Gaby Fifer and Mina Milovic were victorious over Mackenzie Rozell and Ledis Molina by a score of 8-5.

Singles Competition
1. Trousilova, Marketa (UE) def. Ema Turudija (MSU) 6-1, 6-3
2. James, Natasha (UE) def. Ekaterina Donetskova (MSU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Craig, Kennedy (UE) def. Mackenzie Rozell (MSU) 6-2, 7-5
4. Anelisse Torrico (MSU) def. Moreno, Marina (UE) 6-1, 6-2
5. Miranda Poile (MSU) def. Milovic, Mina (UE) 6-2, 6-2
6. Fifer, Gaby (UE) def. Abbey Belote (MSU) 6-3, 7-5

Doubles Competition
1. Trousilova, Marketa/Moreno, Marina (UE) def. Ema Turudija/Miranda Poile (MSU) 8-5
2. James, Natasha/Craig, Kennedy (UE) def. Ekaterina Donetskova/Anelisse Torrico (MSU) 8-2
3. Fifer, Gaby/Milovic, Mina (UE) def. Mackenzie Rozell/Ledis Molina (MSU) 8-5

The Aces will be on the road for their next two matches when they take on Northern Iowa on April 11th and Drake on April 12th. Their next home match will be against Illinois State on April 18th at Wesselman Park. Start time is slated for 1:00 p.m.
 

* UE Baseball Back in Town to Begin Six Game Homestand

After an eight game roadtrip, The UE Baseball team will now be at home for the next six games. Evansville will host UT-Martin on Tuesday, April 7 and USI on Wednesday, April 8. First pitch for both contests will begin at 6:00 p.m. CDT at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind. UE continues the homestand with a weekend series against Missouri State. The contests are set for a 6:00 p.m. first pitch on Friday, April 10, a 2:00 p.m. start on Saturday, April 11 and a 1:00 beginning on Sunday, April 12. 

* UE Women's Soccer Holding Fundraiser for 2016 Uganda Mission Trip

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team is planning a 2016 Spring Break mission trip to Uganda and will be holding an Open House Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 7.

The Premier Jewelry Open House Fundraiser will take place on April 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Evansville Country Club. Fans and members of the community will have a chance to see the jewelry and meet the Purple Aces. Appetizers will also be served at the event.
 

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