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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

* President's E-Newsletter

As we near the end of the academic year, Dr. Kazee would like to share with you good news of an important leadership appointment and update you about progress in several other areas. Click here to read Dr. Kazee's latest e-newsletter.

* The UE Fight Song Selfie Challenge is On!!

As a part of UE Philanthropy Week, we encourage the entire UE community to take the UE Fight Song Selfie Challenge!  Our fundraising goal for Philanthropy Week is 500 gifts. When we reach that goal, the UE Alumni Board will make a challenge gift of $15,000 to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. 

Helping is as easy as 1-2-3:   

1) Log on to

2) Make an on-line gift of any size 

3) Snap a selfie, post it, and challenge someone else to do the same!

@TomKazee1 Shows You How to Take the Perfect Selfie
In case you were wondering how to take the perfect selfie, we enlisted the help of an “expert” that you know very well to show you how:

With your support, this fun challenge will go at least a little viral and help us raise even more money for student scholarships.  This challenge will run throughout Philanthropy Week, and the whole event will be highlighted with the Pep and Vim Day of Giving on Thursday, April 16. 

We will also be retweeting and posting your GREAT selfies so make sure and tag them #UEPepandVim and follow our results on the University of Evansville Alumni Association Facebook page and on Twitter @UEAlumni 

Remember, gifts of any size will help us reach our goal of 500 gifts.  Thank you for your support!

* Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings

During the period of April 10 through April 24, benefit-eligible employees may enroll in the UE health, dental, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. This period also provides an opportunity for employees to make changes between levels of coverage. It is the only chance for benefit eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

Enrollment/change forms are available during open enrollment meetings and in the Office of Human Resources.  If you don't want to make any change to your coverage, you do not need to complete any forms (unless you want to enroll in the ACES flexible spending account for 2015-16).

Please consider attending one of the following open enrollment meetings to learn about benefit changes for the next year. All of the meetings will be held in Eykamp Hall Room 251 in Ridgway University Center at these dates and times:

• Friday, April 10 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
• Friday, April 10 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
• Monday, April 13 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
• Monday, April 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
• Tuesday, April 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions. 


What's Happening Today

* Campus Community & Friends Invited - Honors Program Project Presentations on April 16

The Honors Program invites you to attend the Honors Program Project Presentations on April 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 the remaining presentations.

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”


* This Week in Music: Ensemble Concerts

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its Spring Concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. Associate Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in performances of music by Samuel Barber and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as a few other composers of the Modern Era. Consortium Instructor of Flute Cara Dailey will also join the ensemble for a performance of Jules Mouquet’s La Flute de Pan.

Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct the UE String Ensemble in its Spring Concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Thursday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin with a performance by the Leederlin Trio, a student ensemble consisting of violinist Sarah Lee, violist Taylor Farlin, and cellist Katy Von Der Heide. The trio will perform a movement of a work by Austrian composer and pianist Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a rival of Beethoven in the latter 18th and early 19th centuries.

The full String Ensemble will then follow with performances of works by Vivaldi and the neo-Romantic Hungarian composer György Orbán. Both concerts are free and open to the public.


* Philanthropy Day 2: Celebrate Campus and Community Philanthropy

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 in Ridgway University Center between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

It takes an entire community of people to provide UE’s Impactful experience – the full range of events, activities, and everyday occurrences that help transform the lives of students here at UE. As day 2 of philanthropy week we celebrate the 142 spaces on campus named in honor, memory, and recognition of the faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the University who ensure that the University of Evansville campus is a vibrant, leading edge liberal arts institution. Today as you walk past a purple ribbon outside a classroom, plaza, practice space, or study area take pause and take a moment to learn about who made that space possible.


Upcoming Events

* Clifford Circle Event Date Changed to Wednesday

The date of the Clifford Circle Celebration has been changed due to impending weather conditions. The event will now be held in the Clifford Circle on Wednesday, April 15, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Stop by and grab a free Philanthropy Week shirt, donut, and other fun giveaways! 

* I-House: Indonesia

This Wednesday's I-House features Indonesia. The presenter will be Gilang Andika and it will also be his birthday! He's an accounting major minoring in Spanish and his favorite hobbies are rock climbing, playing the guitar, and traveling. His favorite part about UE is its close-knit community. Make sure you guys come out at 7 PM to our usual place on the second floor of Ridgway University Center and hear his presentation and musical performance! Also, don't forget to wish him a happy 21st birthday! 

* Wellness Nurse on Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in Koch North lobby on Wednesday, April 15, from 1 -3 p.m. 

* Dr. Walayet Khan to Speak On April 16

Walayet A. Khan, Research Director of the Institute for Global Enterprise and Professor of Finance, will be the first presenter under the 2015 Business Research Colloquium Series on April 16 at 4.00 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building. The title of his presentation is, “The Effect of US Stock Market Uncertainty on Emerging Equity Market Returns: Case of Latin American Markets.”

Summary: How do emerging markets respond to heightened US market uncertainty in normal market conditions and equity crisis periods? How quickly and strongly are the fears of US investors as reflected in VIX transmitted to individual emerging markets? The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index (VIX) is now widely accepted as a measure of US stock market uncertainty and dubbed as the investor fear gauge. An investigation into the possible answers to these questions provides value to investors searching for global opportunities for hedging, higher returns, and risk diversification. The event is free and open to public.

* Bi-Sci Plant Sale

The UE Bi-Sci Club will be having a plant sale April 21-23 in Ridgway University Center, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We will be selling basil, cilantro, and tomatoes, just to name a few! Plants will be 50 cents each, or $1 for three. Email ap190 with any questions! 

* Join Black Student Union at Networking Conference

Students are invited to attend the “Changing Face of Leadership conference sponsored by the Black Student Union on April 24!  There, various African American Alumni members will speaking on important topics like: future career plans after school, what you can do with a certain degree, and how to work in a diverse environment. You don’t want to miss this awesome opportunity! There will be a free luncheon with guest speaker, Nyle Fort as well. If interested, please register at  by Friday April 17. For more information, contact LaNeeca Williams at or Adam Anthony at

* Post-Wave Re:Fuel Arm & Hammer Product Research Student Survey

Re:Fuel will be returning to UE campus on Tuesday, April 21 to conduct a Post-Wave Arm & Hammer product research survey with UE students. Re:Fuel is the provider of the UE laundry board posters seen in UE laundry rooms. Students will be offered $5 to participate in the survey. While students are encouraged to participate, it is not a requirement of UE, Re:Fuel or Arm & Hammer. Students will be asked to take a photo verification of their shoes, book bag or self and provide a signature for verification of survey participation. The survey will be conducted at lobby table #4 in the Ridgway University Center Lobby near the east entrance.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: APA Style!

Do you have an APA paper due? Join in the Writing Center on Wednesday, April 15, at 5 p.m., for a practical workshop that will cover how to format and cite papers according to the APA style manual, including the cover page and reference page, internal citations, and running heads. All students are welcome and we hope to see you there! 

* Family Weekend and Homecoming 2015 are set for September 25-27!

Family Weekend and Homecoming 2015 are set for September 25-27!

“Forever Purple” is the theme for Family Weekend and Homecoming, scheduled for September 25-27. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning. If your department or organization would like to have an event for parents during this weekend, please complete the "Family Weekend Event Form" by April 21, by clicking on this link: , or by e-mailing the information to

Like past years' successful events, we would like to have a lot of student, school, and department participation! If you have any questions, please contact or extension 2586.

* Last Days in Vietnam Movie Discussion - April 18 at 6:00 p.m.

WNIN will be presenting a screening of Rory Kennedy’s Academy Award nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building, on April 18 at 6 p.m. Over the last days in Vietnam, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape with help from a number of heroic Americans who took matters into their own hands. See their stories unfold, and stay after the film for a discussion with local Vietnam veterans.

Space is limited, please reserve your seat at or by calling 812.423.2973

* Special Presentation on Autism Planned

A special presentation on autism, “Rethinking Autism: Wretches & Jabberers,” is planned for Wednesday, April 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The presentation is being hosted by Optimal Rhythms, Inc., and is free and open to the public.

This autism awareness event will feature Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, stars of the highly acclaimed autism documentary, Wretches & Jabberers, along with their support team Harvey and Pascal. Clips from the documentary will be shown, followed by a question and answer session.

To watch the trailer for the documentary, go here.

For more information, please call 812-488-2663 or 812-488-2500.

* Orange Leaf fundraiser for FCA!

Need an excuse to go get froyo? Come to Orange Leaf on Thursday, April 16, to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes! Bring a flyer, or just mention this article to the cashier and 10% of the sale will go to our organization! 

* Wahnita DeLong Reading Featuring Bruce McPherson on April 17

Bruce McPherson will be the speaker for the Wahnita DeLong Reading for the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Friday, April 17. The event starts at 4 p.m. at the Mel Peterson Gallery. The reading is free and open to the public.

McPherson is the founding editor and publisher of McPherson & Company, an independent literary and arts press located in New York’s Hudson Valley.

In 2010, he published Jaimy Gordon’s fourth novel, Lord of Misrule, which received the 2010 National Book Award for fiction. Among the press’s forthcoming books is an anthology of essays, Every Father’s Daughter, edited by Margaret McMullan. 

A native of Atlanta, Bruce attended Evansville Day School, followed by Brown University and the Annenberg School of Communication at University of Pennsylvania.

* Margaret McMullan speaking April 16 at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Margaret McMullan will be speaking at the Mel Peterson Gallery at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. Everyone is welcome to attend.

McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels for adults and young adults, and she has received an NEA Fellowship in literature, a Fulbright at the University of Pécs in Hungary, and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick National Authors Award.

Her short stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Southern Accents, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Southern California Anthology, and many other journals and anthologies. Her novel-in-stories, Aftermath Lounge, is forthcoming in 2015, and she is the editor of Every Father’s Daughter, an anthology of essays by women writing about their fathers with an introduction by Phillip Lopate, which is also due in 2015.

An MFA graduate of the University of Arkansas, Margaret is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Evansville.

* Peruvian Stock Exchange Officer to Discuss Building Capital Markets in the Emerging World

Miguel A. Zapatero, Chief Business Development Officer at the Lima Stock Exchange, will be speaking to UE students via Skype (from his office in Lima, Peru) at 12.15 p.m. CST in Smythe Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building, on April 14. The title of his presentation is “Building Capital Markets in the Emerging World: the Case of Peru”. Zapatero worked previously as a Director in the Global Client Group at BlackRock in San Francisco, California, and Santiago, Chile. He also worked at Banco Central de Reserva del Peru, the Peruvian reserve bank, and at Apoyo Consultoria, a Peruvian consulting and investment bank. He is an economist from the Universidad del Pacifico (1999) and holds a MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley (2006). 

The event is open to the public.

For any questions, please contact Walayet A. Khan, Research Director, and Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana.

* Higher education degrees from Indiana State

Indiana State Information Sessions are planned for 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:

* Islamic Center Executive Director and Imam to Speak at UE

Omar Atia, executive director and imam of the Islamic Center of Evansville, will be speaking at the University of Evansville on Thursday, April 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. Atia’s topic will be “Finding the Truth through the Noise – What Does Islam Really Stand For?” This event is free and open to the public.

Atia has been a community activist and motivational speaker for more than 15 years. Before coming to the Islamic Center of Evansville, he led youth and community development efforts in Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Atia’s blend of faith-based learning and real-world social-justice leadership enables him to provide a distinct take on Islam. His thought leadership stays true to faith tradition while providing a vision that is relevant and transformative for America.
Professionally, Atia is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of lean management and applied creativity. As co-founder and chief strategist of Thoughtfire, he has proven success stories with companies around the world, aiding transformations from mediocre performance to consistent, world-class results.

Atia graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in interdisciplinary engineering. He has completed courses with the Islamic American University towards a bachelor’s in Islamic studies. He was born in Illinois, lived in Cairo, Egypt, for part of his childhood, and in Indiana most of his life.

This event is sponsored by UE’s Office of Diversity Initiatives and Department of Religious Life, and hosted by the UE Muslim Students' Association.

For more information on the event, please email:

* 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! 

* 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:


Info You Should Know

* Dr. Kingsley's Book available in UE Bookstore

Dr. Gordon Kingsley's latest book titled "Blessed Harlaxton, My Home" is now available in the UE Bookstore in paperback. The book includes numerous essays about life at Harlaxton. 

* UE Newman Club Accepting Nominations for Leadership Roles

UE Newman Club is re-structuring their organization and is taking nominations for their 2015-2016 Ministry Team Executive Board. Nominations for President, Chair of Social Activities, Chair of Service, Chair of Public Relations and Chair of Liturgy and Music will be taken through this Wednesday, April 15 at midnight. You may email nominations to or text them to 812-760-8610. If you would like to receive a nomination form listing the responsibilities of the leadership roles before making a nomination, please email 

* Student Phonathon Accepting Applications During Philanthropy Week

The UE Student Phonathon will accept applications during Philanthropy Week (April 13-16) at Ridgway University Center from 10am-2pm. Apply now for a paid on campus job opportunity in the fall. Contact Jen at jj130 or x2021 for more information. 

* CIT Championship Shirts

The UE Bookstore will have men's basketball CIT Championship tee shirts in the store. The shipment is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, April 15 and would be available later in the day. The shirt sells for $17.95 for Small through XL sizes. Larger sizes will be slightly more. 

* Bike Rentals Coming Soon!

The Fitness Center is implementing an experimental bike check-out system, which will run from April 13 to April 28. Students, faculty and staff will be able to check out bikes Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. The bikes must be returned 30 minutes prior to closing. Bikes are available on a first come, first served basis. To check out a bike, come to the front desk of the Fitness Center and provide your UE ID. When you check out a bike, you will be given a helmet and a lock. Once your waiver has been signed, you will be free to enjoy your bike ride! If the bike is not returned 30 minutes prior to closing time you will be accessed a $5 late fee. 

* Nominations Being Accepted for Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards.  Awards are given for the Organization of the Year, the Student Organization Advisor of the Year, and the Student Leader of the Year.  These awards will be presented during the Annual Leadership Awards Program, Thursday, April 23. 

Please complete your nominations using this application form and return your nominations to the Dean of Students Office by April 15. 

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Martin at 812-488-2500 or

* Concrete Canoe Float Day Cancelled!

Floating Day has been cancelled! The event was planned for Tuesday, April 14 in front of Koch Center.



* Anna Whiteman selected for JET Program

UE student Anna Whiteman, who is majoring in international studies with a minor in Japanese studies, was selected to participate in the highly selective Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. This program is sponsored by the Japanese government. Anna will be joining two other UE graduates who are currently in Japan, developing strong relationships with local Japanese communities through foreign language education and international exchange activities. 

* Cunningham has Articles Published in the Journal of Manipulative Therapy

Shala Cunningham, assistant professor of physical therapy, has two articles regarding medical screening in physical therapy accepted and published online ahead of print in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.  

Inter-rater reliability and validity of the screen assist lumbar questionnaire: a pilot study

Upper cervical instability associated with rheumatoid arthritis: a case report

* Physical Therapy Professors' Abstract Selected for Presentation at the Widener University Interprofessional Simulation Conference

Shala Cunningham, assistant professor of physical therapy, and Joni McFelea, associate professor of physical therapy, have two presentations accepted for the Widener University Interprofessional Simulation Conference to be held July 15-16 in Chester, Pennsylvania:

Effect of an acute care interprofessional simulation on physical therapy students’ ability to collaborate effectively on a healthcare team will be presented as a poster on July 15.

The Development of an Interprofessional Acute Care Simulation Experience will be presented as a platform presentation on July 16.

* UE Professor McMullan's Two-Book Launch in Minnesota

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan’s two new books Every Father’s Daughter and Aftermath Lounge were launched last week at the Associated Writers Program (AWP) conference in Minneapolis.

Every Father’s Daughter is a collection of personal essays about fathers written by contemporary women writers such as Nobel laureate Alice Munro and Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley. The anthology also includes essays by three UE Creative Writing majors Jane Friedman ‘98, Johanna Gohmann ’98, and Jessica Woodruff ’13, all former students of McMullan’s.

McMullan, Phillip Lopate, Ann Hood, Jill McCorkle, Jayne Anne Phillips read from the collection at the conference, followed by a signing.

Publisher’s Weekly gave Every Father’s Daughter a starred review calling it “a treasure trove…By turns sentimental and dark, McMullan's stunning collection has a wonderful purity.”

Professor McMullan also appeared on Kare 11, NBC’s news show to discuss her new novel in stories Aftermath Lounge, described by the Jackson Clarion Ledger as “a wonderful and devastating book about damage both manmade and natural. Ultimately, Aftermath Lounge is as much about recovery as it is about loss — making it at last to higher but still shaky ground, the way all recoveries must begin.”

Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. She will be reading from her new work Thursday, April 16 at the 4:00 Coffee Hour in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, sponsored by the Department of Creative Writing. 

* Stevenson and Students Present Research at Professional Psychology Conference

Psychology majors Emily Denne, Evan McCracken, Tyler Plogher, and Taylor Wornica, and Associate Professor Margaret Stevenson recently attended several professional psychology conferences where they presented a total of 3 talks and 6 poster research presentations.

At the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) in Amsterdam in March, Evan McCracken and Tyler Plogher presented two posters, co-authored with Margaret Stevenson, entitled “Social Dominance Orientation Explains Political Conservatives’ Tendency to Blame Rape Victims” And “Religious Individuals Blame Rape Victims but Punish Rape Perpetrators.”

At the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference in Long Beach, California in February, Tyler Plogher and Evan McCracken presented a poster, co-authored with Margaret Stevenson entitled, “Date Rape: How Victim Depression Status Affects Perceptions of Rape Avoidability.”

At the annual American Psychology and Law Society (AP-LS) Conference in San Diego, California in March, Margaret Stevenson chaired a symposium titled “Emotion in Law: Disgust as a Predictor and Mediator of Legal Judgments” and presented a talk within the symposium titled “Disgust Sensitivity Predicts Punitive Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders: The Role of Empathy, Dehumanization, and Fear.”

Evan McCracken also presented a talk within this symposium session, stemming from his senior thesis research, titled “Disgust Toward Male Rape Perpetrators Drives Moral Outrage and Guilty Verdicts.”

Tyler Plogher also presented a talk at AP-LS stemming from his senior thesis research, titled, “Stigmatizing Consequences of Loving a Registered Sex Offender.”

Emily Denne and Taylor Wornica presented a poster at AP-LS, co-authored with Margaret Stevenson, titled, “Think Before You Ink: Biases Against Tattooed Mothers Affect Child Custodial Decisions.”

Taylor Wornica was honored at the Minority Affairs Banquet for winning a competitive APPLE grant for research (Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience) through Division 41 of the American Psychological Association. Students Evan McCracken and Tyler Plogher were also honored at this banquet for winning competitive Division 41 student travel grants and for being past APPLE awardees.

Finally, both Emily Denne and Taylor Wornica will be presenting a poster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Conference in New York this May.

These research projects were funded by multiple UE undergraduate research grants, an ARSAF grant, and grants through the American Psychology and Law Society. Travel for the students was funded in part by the SGA and by competitive grants from Division 41 of the American Psychology and Law Society.

* Jennie Ebeling Receives Prestigious Award

Associate professor of archaeology Jennie Ebeling has been awarded the Annual Professorship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem for Fall 2015. Ebeling was awarded this fellowship to work on analysis and publication of the Jezreel Expedition. During this four-and-a-half month sabbatical in Jerusalem, she will analyze ground stone artifacts from the 2013-15 seasons at Jezreel, complete preliminary reports of the first three excavation seasons with co-director Norma Franklin, and conduct small survey and excavation projects at the site with members of the Jezreel Expedition.

The Jezreel Expedition is sponsored by UE and the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa. It is supported by consortium partners: Chapman University, Moravian Theological Seminary, University of Arizona, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University and Wesley Theological Seminary. The Jezreel Expedition is an American Schools of Oriental Research CAP-Affiliated field project and its field school is the first in Israel to be certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

The expedition team is intent on revealing the history of settlement of “greater Jezreel” from late prehistory through the 20th century. It has unearthed evidence for a settlement over 4,000 years old from the Early Bronze Age, a Middle Bronze Age burial cave with Egyptian-style scarab seals and bronze jewelry, a large Iron Age (biblical period) winery, and more.

“This is perfect timing for a sabbatical,” said Ebeling, “because it is the midway point in our planned six-season project. I look forward to working more closely with Dr. Franklin and other members of the Jezreel team during my semester in Jerusalem and participating in educational and social activities at the Albright Institute.”

Ebeling earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Religion from Rutgers University, and her MA and PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Arizona. A former Fulbright scholar, Ebeling has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust to conduct research in ancient technology, food and drink in antiquity, and women in Canaan and ancient Israel. She has co-edited books such as New Approaches to Old Stones: Recent Studies of Ground Stone Artifacts and Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond, and is the author of Women’s Lives in Biblical Times.

In 2011, Ebeling received the Dean’s Teaching Award from UE’s College of Arts and Sciences, and was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the UE Alumni Association in 2014. She currently chairs the Department of Archaeology and Art History at UE.



* UE Women's Basketball to Hold Hall of Fame Meet and Greet

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will be holding a Hall of Fame Meet & Greet on Friday, April 17.

Women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett (1996-2000) and player Amy Lefever – Shearer (1989-‘94) will both be inducted in the UE Hall of Fame this weekend.

The event will take place in the Fifth Third Women’s Basketball Practice Facility at 6:00 p.m. CDT.

Everyone is invited and a light meal will also be provided. Dress is casual.

* Doyle makes large jump at Indiana State Invite

Cathy Doyle jumped over 20 spots in the finishing order as the University of Evansville women’s golf team completed the Indiana State Spring Invite on Monday at the Country Club of Terre Haute.

Ranking in a tie for 47th following the first round of play, Doyle posted the low round of the day for the Purple Aces – a 75 – to finish in a tie for 22nd place overall with a 158.

Leading UE in the standings was Kayla Katterhenry. She followed up Sunday’s round of 74 with a 78 on her way to a tie for 5th place. It marked her fifth top five finish in the same number of spring events in 2015, one of the top stretches in program history.

Finishing in a tie for 43rd place was Giulia Mallmann. She cut two strokes off of Sunday’s 83 to finish Monday’s round with an 81. Her 2-round total came in at 164. Two behind her was Maggie Camp. She also improved by two strokes on Monday, carding an 82 to finish at 166.

Dana Hayden posted a 91 in the final day to complete the event with a 177. Kelly Lamarche was UE’s top finishing individual. An 87 on Monday saw her finish with a 172. Rachel Marchi wrapped up the invite with a 179 after posting a 92 in the final round.

As a team, Evansville remained in ninth place in the standings with a 640. They finished up six shots behind South Dakota and 11 ahead of 10th-place Dayton. Indiana State took top honors in the event. Tied with Bradley after the first day, the Sycamores recorded a 308 in the final round to finish seven strokes ahead of William Woods.

The Sycamore’s Marissa Uradomo took medalist with a score of 148. She led the pack on Sunday with a 72 and was able to hang on despite shooting a 76 in the final round. She finished one ahead of teammate Amanda Smith and Bradley’s Ally Scaccia.

Up next for the squad is the MVC Championship. Set for April 19-21, the tournament will be held at Spirit Hollow in Burlington, Iowa.

* UE Baseball Hosts SIUE on Tuesday at 6 pm

The Aces complete a five game homestand on Tuesday, April 14, when they host SIUE at 1:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium. Adult tickets are $7 each as senior/youth tickets are just $5. 


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