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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

* Photographer on Campus

A photographer will be on campus for a photo shoot Wednesday, April 22, through Friday, April 24. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered either of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.


What's Happening Today

* I-House: Mexico

This week's presentation is the last one of the semester! We are so thankful for all of your support and hope that you all come out for this last one. Victor Fernandez Rodriguez and Marina Moreno will be presenting on Mexico. Victor is here as a FLTA and Marina is a sport's management major with a business minor. Victor's hobbies include traveling, going to museums, listening to music and watching anime series. Marina's hobbies include reading and hanging out with friends. Victor's favorite part about UE and being in the States is going to the performances by UE students (The Wild Party was something else!!), Traveling in the USA – e.g. with the clubs at UE, and making new friends from different countries (New York is his favorite city in the States, and Japanese kids rock!!). Marina's favorite part of UE is how diverse the campus is and the small school atmosphere! So come watch them present for the final I-House this year will be tonight at 7 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center! 

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

The wellness nurse will be in Ridgway University Center lobby on April 22, 1 - 3 p.m.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: CMS Style

Our final workshop of the semester will cover how to format and cite papers according to the CMS style manual, including the cover page and reference page, footnotes, and endnotes. If you have a CMS paper due, please join us this Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center. 


Upcoming Events

* Graduate programs in Higher Education

University of Evansville’s Center for Career Development invites to you to register for Indiana State University Information Sessions on Monday, April 27. The sessions will be in Eykamp 254, 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. Registration limited to 20 people per session.

Registration link:

* Tree-Planting/Retirement Reception this Sunday

The annual Tree-Planting/Retirement Reception is this Sunday beginning at 1:30 pm. The tree will be planted on the lawn between Morton Hall and Neu Chapel. A reception immediately follows in the Class of ’59 Gallery in the Ridgway University Center.

Those retiring attending this year’s event are:  Kathryn Bartelt, Robert Ciscell, William Louden, James Schaefer and Dean Thomlison.

Everyone welcome! 

* Creative Writing Coffee Hour Senior Reading April 23rd

Each spring the graduating creative writing majors read from their poetry and prose, and the Department of Creative Writing announces the winners of the Virginia Grabill Writing Awards. Please join us at the Melvin Peterson Gallery at 4 pm on April 23, for a delightful and often moving send-off to our graduating seniors. 

* Spanish Film club pays tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

Join us this Friday April 24 at 7:00 pm in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch a movie based on one of Garcia Marquez’s novels. Gabriel García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti ( or Dr. Lorena Andueza ( 

* Fridays @ Five This Week Celebrating John David Lutz's 50 Years at UE

President Thomas Kazee, University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman and the Office of Academic Affairs invite you to celebrate John David Lutz’s 50 Years at UE with friends and colleagues during Fridays at 5 this Friday, April 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Complimentary refreshments and light appetizers will be served. 

* UE Bi-Sci Club Plant Sale

The Bi-Sci Club will be having a plant sale Tuesday, April 21-Thursday, April 23 in Ridgway University Center, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We will be selling basil, cilantro, and tomatoes, coleus, and sedum. Plants will be 50 cents each, or $1 for three. First come, first serve. Email ap190 with any questions! 

* Crick Lecture this Friday at 2:00 Featuring UE alum, Alex Bies

Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences

Alex Bies, Cognitive Neuroscience Doctoral student at the University of Oregon, UE alum

Friday, April 24, 2015, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Vectren Lecture Hall (KC100)

A fresh perspective on drawing with perspective: why some individuals' drawings are more accurate than others are
We performed a series of experiments that address why some individuals draw more accurately than others did.  In our laboratory drawing task, we asked participants to remember and subsequently report the width of a cuboid that was briefly presented on a computer screen. We manipulated the objects by rotating them, providing various amounts of 3D context, and asking the participant to report the physical (i.e., the measurable width if the object were not rotated away) or perceived (i.e., the retinal image as would be drawn from the participant’s perspective) width of the object.  Statistical analyses revealed a common factor across all of our task manipulations that were related to participants’ overall “drawing” accuracy.  Factors that reflected our manipulations also emerged.  Differences in individuals tendencies to systemize and empathize, level of training in realistic drawing, and self-reported drawing ability interacted both with each other and particular facets of our drawing task.  We found that individuals who have taken a class on drawing make more accurate perspective-width judgments than those who have not.  We also found that experience in an art class, individual differences in a specific personality trait, and self-appraised drawing ability interact to explain a large amount of the variability of the precision of individuals’ width judgments on drawing tasks.  Our results may reflect a broader impact of these factors on the veridicality of individuals' memories of objects.

* Financial Preparedness Class for New and Expectant Parents Offered

Welcoming a new baby into your family can bring with it many questions about finances. Being prepared for the expenses of the first few months with your baby, costs for daycare, saving for college and the overall costs for raising a child can leave parents feeling stressed. That’s why St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children and the University of Evansville are teaming up to help new and expectant parents learn more about being financially prepared for a new baby. Whether you’re a first time parent or are welcoming another baby to your family, this class is for you.

The class will be on Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., in the St. Mary’s Gift Conference Room. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, call Terry Cooper, personal birth consultant, at 812.485.6016 or go online to to reserve your spot.

This event is being presented by the Institute for Banking and Finance at the University of Evansville


* History Spring Lecture: The Irishness of Georgia O'Keeffe April 23rd

The History Department welcomes Dr. Eamonn Wall as the speaker for this year's Spring Lecture, set for April 23, at 4 Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The title of Wall's lecture is "The Irishness of Georgia O'Keeffe: One Afternoon in Abiquiu, NM."

In his lecture, Wall will recount an afternoon spent visiting O'Keeffe's home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. O'Keeffe, one of the greatest twentieth century American artists, was born into a part Irish American family in Wisconsin, and had settled in New Mexico in 1949 after spending many years in New York. Working on a study of Irish American writers, artists, and musicians, Wall had come to O'Keeffe's home in search of the Irish American elements in her work. The visit to O'Keeffe's home, and time spent the following day in Cerrillos, the hometown of James Patrick McNulty, who managed the nearby Tiffany mine, forced him to further refine and enlarge ideas of belonging and identity.

Wall is the author of Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions (Notre Dame, 2011) and From the Sin-e Cafe to the Black Hills: Notes on the New Irish (Wisconsin, 2000). In addition, he has published seven volumes of poetry including the recently published Junction City: New and Selected Poems 1990-2015 (Salmon Poetry, 2015). His lecture is part of a new study of Irish and Irish American writers, artists, and musicians. Wall is Smurfit-Stone Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

* 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! 

* Engineering Excellence/Sponsor Day

Observe greatness at the first Engineering Excellence Day!

View the Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, Baja Buggy, Formula Car, IEEE Robots, and Fire Fighting Robots on Friday, April 24, from 1:00 to 5:30 pm on the Grass Knoll (East of Ridgway). Visit with the teams that designed and built the projects in order to learn more about what inspired them. Help thank our special guests and the sponsors who made it possible to achieve these goals. Open to the general public, tours of Engineering and campus will be provided. Be sure and wear your purple!!


Info You Should Know

* Summer/Fall Text Adoptions Due Now
This is a reminder that adoptions for the Summer and Fall 2015 terms are due in the UE Bookstore. With Buyback starting next week it is important to turn in any adoption for any book that might have been used in the past so that students get the most for their books at Buyback. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.
* Housing Extended Stay Requests

UE Housing facilities will close at noon on Thursday May 7; however, all students are asked to depart from housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Those students needing to stay past the posted closing date, including graduating seniors, should submit an Extended Stay Request up until 5:00 p.m. on Reading and Study Day.

* UE Summer Housing Available

Students who will be staying in Evansville for the summer can apply for UE Summer Housing. Summer students will be housed in Schroeder Hall. Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life and are due on April 24th. See our website for more information.

* April Pcard Cycle Ending – Reminder

The April Pcard Cycle began on 3/24/15 and ends on 4/21/15. Pcards statements must be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of 4/23/15 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope. GL will upload on 4/28/15 and cardholders will be unable to make SDG2 edits for the month of April 2015.

* Vote for rain barrels decorated by UE groups!

Check out the decorated rain barrels and vote for your favorite. The group decorating the winning rain barrel gets a pizza party! You can also make a bid on a rain barrel – did you know that rain barrels can help homeowners save money and reduce the potential for flooded basements?

For more information, check out the UE Environmental Management Facebook page at

* Need internship housing in NYC?

Educational Housing Services offers student housing to make NYC feel like home. Contact EHS ( and they will take care of the rest. 



* Biology and Environmental Studies students participate in Earth Day at Bristol Myer Squibb

As part of their personal commitment to social responsibility, three students from the Biology and Environmental Studies programs participated in Earth Day events at Bristol Myer Squibb on April 22. Megan Moran, Samantha Montgomery, and Maggie Lawrence provided information on:(1) sustainable efforts every household can do and (2) using milkweed plants as food sources and native flowers as nectar sources to help Monarch butterfly recovery. In addition, two posters/research projects were presented regarding what UE students were doing in relationship to restoration ecology: (1) examining native grasses as competitors for an invasive grass: Johnson grass. And (2) restoration efforts in a tropical rainforest. Thanks for actively participating in Earth Day!

* UE Students Present Market Research Findings to AO Smith Corporation Executives

On Monday, April 20, University of Evansville students from BUS 350 (GAP) and MKT 490 classes travelled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to present their market research findings to senior executives at A. O. Smith Corporation. In 2014, the company had engaged cross-disciplinary student teams from UE’s GAP Program and the market research class to conduct market research on a potential new product. The top teams were chosen to present their findings and recommendations to the panel of senior executives. This was the first time the company had engaged undergraduates in this type of work

A.O. Smith is best known for being the dominant force in the domestic water heater market and is quickly becoming a global leader in water technology.

The UE students who made the presentation were Robert Litchfield, whose major is internet technology; Charlotte Muscroft, whose major is marketing and global business; Amy Reinhart, whose major is communication; and Monika Tate, whose major is global business. The students were accompanied by UE President Thomas A. Kazee; Jill Griffin, executive director of the Institute for Global Enterprise; and Atefeh Yazdanparast, UE assistant professor of marketing.

* Nathan Putz, Biology '14 Coauthors Research Article

Nathan Putz, Biology '14 is coauthor of an article titled "Lung Epithelial Tissue Factor Regulates Alveolar Pro-coagulant Activity and Permeability in Direct Acute Lung Injury" that was published in the current issue of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. Nathan is currently a research assistant in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

* Doug Reed featured performer on American Public Media's PIPEDREAMS program no. 1515

Pipe OrganDouglas Reed, University Organist Emeritus, is a featured performer on American Public Media’s PIPEDREAMS program no. 1515, “Americans Abroad.” Broadcast across the nation during the week of April 13, the program aired on FM88 in Evansville on Sunday evening, April 19. “Americans Abroad” includes six selections from Reed’s 1998 compact disc, IN MEMORIAM~WILLIAM ALBRIGHT, the first recording of the 1998 C.B. Fisk organ, opus 110, in the Minato Mirai Hall, Yokohama, Japan []. PIPEDREAMS is available on line at: Dr. Reed’s performances begin at minute 94 (hour 2) and conclude the broadcast. The local broadcast of PIPEDREAMS is sponsored by the Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.   

* 2015 Bike Race Results

Women's Race
1st Place - Chi Omega Cardinal
2nd Place - Zeta Tau Alpha Crown
3rd Place - Chi Omega Straw
Fastest Time Trial - Kristin Pins

2015 All Star Team
Kristin Pins-Chi Omega Cardinal
Tiffany Iseler-ZTA Crown
Athena Haake-Chi Omega Straw
Mary Beth Neise-AOII Rubies
Anneliese Trapp-ZTA Strawberry

Men's Race
1st Place - Sig Ep A
2nd Place - SAE
3rd Place - Sig Ep 1
Fastest Time Trail - Vince Cecil

2015 All Star Team
Vince Cecil-Lambda Choppers
Brian Grant-SAE
Josh King-Fiji
Taylor Allen-SigEp A
Christian Germonprez-SigEp 1

Congrats to all of the riders and their teams on a great race! Pictures and videos of the race can be viewed on the Intramural Twitter and Instagram social media sites under @UEIntramurals. 

* Concrete Canoe Team is Going to Nationals!

The 2015 Aces Concrete Canoe team is going to Nationals!  Led by project managers Jaclyn Altstadt and Alejandro Mojica and team captains George Carroll, Aubin Fowler, Austin Hoops, and Tyler Kovacs—junior civil engineering majors, the team traveled to the University of Notre Dame April 16 through April 19 to compete in the American Society of Civil Engineers Great Lakes Student Conference with their 190-lb, 19.9-ft long canoe, Julie.  Their canoe is named in honor of the civil engineering alumna, Julie (Elpers) Otis, who led Aces Concrete Canoe to its first Nationals Competition in 2005.  Julie Otis lost her battle with breast cancer in 2013 and the team found inspiration in her fight and in her strength.  By coming in second overall in the regional concrete canoe competition just behind the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Aces Concrete Canoe qualified for the National Concrete Canoe Competition, hosted by Clemson, SC.  Out of the more than 250 civil engineering programs in the United States, only 25 schools qualify for competition at the national level.

In all four areas of the competition, design paper, product display, oral presentation, and races, the team came in second behind only the University of Wisconsin- Madison, which has won the National Competition five times.  In design paper where the technical and project management aspects of the year-long project are discussed, Aces Concrete Canoe placed second ahead of the University of Illinois at Chicago.  On Friday April 17, Aces Concrete Canoe used their product display to highlight the construction quality, aesthetics, and durability of their canoe, Julie, and to honor Julie’s fight against breast cancer.  In product display, the team placed second ahead of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  On Saturday April 18, the presentation team of Altstadt, Mojica, Fowler, and Kovacs delivered a summary of their year-long work to a panel of civil engineering judges, answering their questions based on their presentation and design paper, and coming in second, ahead of third-place Northwestern University.  Race day was Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM, consisting of the two-man 600-m slalom and endurance race, the two-woman slalom and endurance, the two-woman 200-m sprint race, the two-main 200-m sprint race, and two-man/two-woman coed 400-m sprint race.  Except for one race, the paddling team consisting of Altstadt, Mojica, Fowler, Hoops, freshman civil engineering majors Erich Hopf, Alexis Sorrell, and Sammi Shuler, and civil engineering Brazilian exchange student Vinicius Fernandes, came in second beating out third-place finishers that included Notre Dame (women’s sprint), Marquette (men’s sprint), University of Southern Indiana (co-ed sprint), and Northwestern University (men’s endurance).  But in the women’s slalom and endurance, the paddling team of Jaclyn Altstadt and Aubin Fowler beat out the University of Wisconsin-Madison team by nearly a minute to take first place, the only time in 15 years that any school has ever beaten the women’s team from Madison!  All 18 schools in the Great Lakes Region fielded canoes this year and they included, in addition to the above: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Purdue, Valparaiso, Trine, Purdue University-Calumet, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Bradley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Illinois Institute of Technology.

The Aces Concrete Canoe team (in addition to the above also included civil engineering freshmen Shannon Gates, Meredith Secrest, and Manuel Jara, sophomore Hashem Hatahet, and juniors Noble Rassam and Stuart Watson, and exchange student Gabrielle Ramos who travelled to Notre Dame) will be proudly displaying their canoe at Engineering Excellence Day on Friday, April 24.  More details to follow!

* We did it! Philanthropy Week Giving Goals Achieved!!

The Department of Development and Alumni Relations is happy to report that the University received well over 500 gifts and far exceeded our $50,000 goal in donations last week.  (The gifts are still be counted, and final numbers will be announced later this week). This was a campus wide effort and deep appreciation and credit goes out to everyone who took selfies, tweeted, posted, shared, emailed, challenged, and GAVE during philanthropy week.  Great job everyone!!

* Winners Have Been Chosen for Student Art Exhibit's 2015 People's Choice Award

The Annual Student Art Exhibition is over and the votes have been tabulated! Thank you to everyone who visited the Peterson Gallery and cast a vote for their favorite piece of artwork.

At this time, the Department of Art is pleased to announce dual winners of the 2015 People's Choice Award, Erin Cary and Madeline Satkamp.  Erin for her scratchboard piece titled: Mother and Madeline for her watercolor and mixed media piece titled: Tropical Vase.  Erin is a Senior, Visual Communication Design major from Centralia, IL and Madeline is a senior, Art Education major from Georgetown, Indiana.

Please join the Department of Art faculty, staff and students in congratulating Erin and Madeline on their awards.



* Murray State Takes Both Wins in Doubleheader Against Aces Softball

The University of Evansville Softball Team (10-37, 2-17 MVC) was in action on Tuesday night when they took on the Murray State Racers at Cooper Stadium. The Racers were able to get both wins over the Aces. Game one was one by a score of 9-5 and game two was won by a score of 10-2 in five innings.

Murray State was able to get things going quickly in the top of the first when Jessica Twaddle hit a two run homerun to grab a 2-0 lead. The Aces were able to get a run back in the bottom half of the inning when Mariah Ferguson singled to center field scoring Michal Luckett.

The Aces then jumped to a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the 2nd when Danielle Freeman hit her 11th homer of the year scoring Luckett and Chandra Parr. The Racers came right back in the top of the third scoring two runs off a Shelbey Miller single. The Racers were able to get 3 more runs in the top of the fourth off a homer by Alexa Becker making the score 7-4 in favor of the Racers.

The Aces were able to grab a run in the bottom of the fifth when Ferguson scored after she started the inning off with a triple to right center making the score 7-5. Murray State responded with two more runs in the top of the sixth when Maggie Glass singled scoring Miller and Mo Ramsey making the 9-5 in favor of the Racers, which would end up being the final score as Aces couldn’t get anything else going in the bottom of the sixth and seventh.

Evansville jumped to a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first of game two when Hayli Scott singled scoring Luckett. The Racers got things going in the top of the third. Twaddle was able to get a single down the right field line scoring two runs. Glass then had a sacrifice fly scoring a third run to increase lead to 3-1 in favor of the Racers. Morgan Lambert hit a double to right center scoring Ashlee Kawall making the score 3-2 in favor of the Racers.

Miller was able to hit a double to left field scoring two more runs for the Racers and increasing their lead to 5-2. Taylor Odom then sacrifice bunted to add another run for the Racers. Kaylyn Zierke then hit a two run homerun to increase their lead to 8-2. Murray State then added two more off a double from Miller increasing their lead to 10-2, which would result in the final after five innings.

The Aces are back in action today when they head to Southern Illinois to take on the Salukis. Game time is set for 5:00 p.m. CDT.

* Katterhenry named All-Conference as UE finishes season

After being named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2014, University of Evansville sophomore Kayla Katterhenry followed that up with an All-Conference berth as the Purple Aces wrapped up the MVC Championship at Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

As a team, the Aces came home in 8th place with a final tally of 976. As a whole, the tournament was one of the Aces’ best performances in the conference championship since joining the MVC. UE finished 11 strokes behind Loyola while Indiana State took sixth.

Katterhenry finished the tournament in a tie for 18th place with a 241. She opened the event with a 77 before firing off rounds of 83 and 81. Her efforts for the duration of her sophomore campaign resulted in the All-Conference nod. She was one of just 11 players to earn the accolade.

Finishing her UE career on a high note was Cathy Doyle. She also spent the vast majority of the tournament amongst the lead group before coming home in a tie for 23rd. She tallied a 243 with her low round of the tournament being a 75 on Sunday.

Tying for 30th were Maggie Camp and Giulia Mallmann. Each registered 3-round scores of 246. Camp carded an 83 on Tuesday with Mallmann checking in with an 85. Dana Hayden completed the UE contingent with a 274.

Top honors in both the team and individual sides went to Wichita State. The Shockers extended their final advantage to 13 strokes over 2nd-place Missouri State. WSU finished at 924 while the Bears finished with a final of 937. Southern Illinois completed the top three with a 948. All five Shockers finished the event in the top 21.

Alejandra Arellano made it a clean sweep for WSU as her final of 222 topped SIU’s Brooke Cusamano by six shots. 

* UE Women's Soccer Holding Elite ID Camp II this June

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team is holding their 2015 Elite ID Camp II on Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m. CDT to 4:00 p.m. CDT.

The registration is open to all 2015-2018 high school graduates.

This one day elite ID camp will give female high school soccer players a unique opportunity to experience what it is like to be part of the Evansville women’s soccer program.

Participants will be challenged in a competitive environment while being encouraged to show Coach Krista McKendree and her staff the skills and athleticism that will make a difference at the next level.

The camp will be held at Black Beauty Field, the home of Aces soccer.

The cost is only $100 prior to June 5 and $135 afterwards.

Participants are asked to bring cleats, shin guards, a ball, and gloves if they are a goalkeeper.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact assistant coach Grant Williams at or 812.488.2084.


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