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Monday, March 14, 2011

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What's Happening Today

* Meet the Buddhist Next Door Tonight!

Get to know The Buddhist Next Door this month, as the University of Evansville continues its series of religion forums with a panel discussion centered on the Buddhist faith.

Who Is My Neighbor: The Buddhist Next Door will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. in UE’s Neu Chapel. Taking the form of a panel discussion, the event is aimed at initiating a continual dialogue with the Buddhist community.

The panel for the event includes:

  • Mary MacGregor,
  • Mike Boron, and
  • Katlyn Sandy, (UE Student), from the Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha which is Theravada Buddhism.
  • Alan McCoy of the Palchen Study Group, which is of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, and
  • Jay Ziemer of the Chenrezig Study Group of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, which is also Tibetan.

The forum is free, and open to the UE and Evansville communities.

* Dinner & Discussion at the Newman Center Tonight

 The featured discussion at the Newman Center tonight will be on the role of deacons in the Catholic Church. Guests will include Jerry Byrd, an Indianapolis seminarian who will be ordained a deacon later this spring, as well as permanent Deacons David Cook and Joe Stofleth and their wives. Dinner is served at 5:30, with discussion from 6-7. Everyone is welcome!

* Baseball & Softball Broadcast Meeting Today at 4:30 p.m.

Any students who are interested in doing radio play-by-play and color commentary for both University of Evansville baseball and softball broadcasts this spring are invited to a short meeting today (Monday) at 4:30 pm outside of the WUEV offices on the second floor of the Ridgway Center.  If you cannot make the meeting, please email WUEV station manager Tom Benson with your interest at


Upcoming Events

* Minute to Win It

SAB will be hosting their very own version of “Minute to Win It” on March 19th in the Carson Center Large Gym 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sign-ups for teams of two will be from March 14-16 from 11:00 – 1:00 and 5:00 – 6:00.  Any organization can submit only one team of two people for competition. Winners will receive a $25 gift card!


* Education Majors!

Come get ideas for your placements with a holiday twist. We’ll have various content levels and grade levels   on March 15th in Graves Rm. 334 at 6:00 pm.

* This Week in Music

The UE String Ensemble will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, March 20, at 4:00 p.m.  The ensemble, under the direction of Director of Orchestral Activities Thomas Dickey, will perform works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, J. S. Bach, and Frederick II, King of Prussia.  Professor Emeritus of Organ Douglas Reed will join the ensemble also for a performance of Handel’s Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major, subtitled “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” for its imitation of bird calls.  The concert is free and open to the public.
UE student and mezzo soprano Brittany Brazinski will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

* Final Speaker Series Lunch for Academic Year

The final Speaker Series luncheon for this academic year isThursday, March 17 at noon in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  This is open to the campus community.  The speaker - Ron Hagy, SVP of Talent Acquisitions with Old National Bancorp - will share his expertise on the topic: Is There An Appropriate Way to Ask About Salary Information, AND Do You Have Any Negotiating Power?  The Speaker Series Luncheon is an integral piece of the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program, an annual program matching current students with UE alumni and friends. For more information or to sign up for the mentoring program starting again in the fall, contact Linda Wulf, Career Services, .If you are interested in a boxed lunch for this event, please RSVP to by Monday at 3 p.m. 

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon

Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon, the third in a series of informal organ concerts by Dr. Douglas Reed, University Organist, will take place Thursday, March 17, in Neu Chapel from 12:20-1 p.m. The series is sponsored by the Neu Chapel Society, the Office of Religious Life, and the Department of Music. The concert’s theme is “Happy Birthday J.S. Bach!” Dr. Reed will discuss and perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) the most famous composer of organ music in history. The Neu Chapel Society will provide light refreshments in the Chapel narthex following the concert. All are welcome! The final concert in the series is slated for Thursday, April 21, and will feature Music for Holy Week.


* Final Speaker Series Lunch for Academic Year

The final Speaker Series luncheon for this academic year isThursday, March 17 at noon in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  This event is open to the campus community.  The speaker is Ron Hagy, SVP of Talent Acquisitions with Old National Bancorp. He will share his expertise on the topic; Is There An Appropriate Way to Ask About Salary Information, AND Do You Have Any Negotiating Power?  The Speaker Series Luncheon is an integral piece of the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program, an annual program matching current students with UE alumni and friends. For more information or to sign up for the mentoring program starting again in the fall, contact Linda Wulf, Career Services,

* Financial Blunders – Lessons We Never Learn

The third in the Lunch & Learn Series (bring your lunch) is noon–12:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, Room 100, Koch Center. This is free to the UE community and the public.  Dr. Nelson Rivers will cover when and how to deal with stock and stock options; how to “preserve” and “protect” our assets against a plunging market; the bank:  is it really the place to save money; how to avoid losing up to 40% of your retirement plan on the day you walk away; and, how to avoid strangers becoming guardians of your children.  This series is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.  For more information, contact Judy Caldwell, or 488-2476.


* Difference is Good!

Eloiza Domingo-Snyder, Diverse Student Development Director in Miami of Ohio’s Office of Diversity Affairs, will be at UE March 24-25 for workshops and a lecture.  She will explain cultural competency and benefits of diversity in a “Difference is Good” workshop on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m., in Eykamp 252, and Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.  She will give a luncheon keynote on Friday, March 25 at noon in Eykamp 253/254, Ridgway University Center.  Her topic: “Communicating Effectively Across Differences.”  The luncheon is free, but RSVP is required with La Toya Smith, coordinator of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, at ls103 or ext. 2413 by Monday, March 21.  The luncheon and workshops are free and open to the campus community! These events are part of the Multicultural Colleague Invitational Lecture Series. Domingo-Snyder’s visit is made possible by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana.  If you have questions, contact La Toya Smith.

* International Women's Day Celebration

Wednesday, March 16 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center,  the Offices of Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Engagement and International Services will host the Evansville branch of American Association of University Women’s  (AAUW) International Women’s Day Celebration.  Guest speaker Claudia Murphy, will speak about growing up in Louisville, Ky.,before and during the Civil Rights Movement. Murphy is a retired EVSC language arts teacher. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

* The Art of Doing Business in China

Learn about China’s history, culture, relationships, and communication from UE Visiting China Instructor Jie Wang from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, Room 100, Koch Center. This event is free and open to the public.


Info You Should Know

* April 1 Deadline to Drop Spring Classes

Don’t forget that Friday, April 1, is the last day to drop a spring class.  Drops will be posted with a ‘W’ grade.  If you need to drop a class, fill out a yellow Add/Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall room 106), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 1.

* On-Campus Summer Housing Availability

Students, are you staying on campus over the summer?  If so, let Residence Life help find you a summer pad!  UE summer housing will be available in Powell Hall and the University apartments on Lincoln Avenue.  For more information, see our summer housing page or contact the Office of Residence Life.  Applications for UE summer housing are available at the Office of Residence Life and are due by 5 p.m., April 21. 


* Marvin E Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends, and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig announce the application process for the Marvin E Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded each year to a rising sophomore student with demonstrated financial need, as shown by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Preference will be given to a student who works while being enrolled full-time.

Applications will be disbursed via UE email in early April to all rising sophomores, who have earned at least 30 credit hours.  Applications should be returned to the University of Evansville Office of Financial Aid by June 1, with decision announced by Aug.1.

Send any questions to JoAnn Laugel, Director of Financial Aid, at or call (812) 488-2364.

This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Marvin E Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville Chapter of the American Institute for Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974 Dr. Hartig was appointed dean of academic services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years. 

* Announcement Order Pickup

Graduates who placed their order for graduation announcements before March 8 can pick up their packages at the UE Bookstore at their convenience. Please bring your campus ID with you when you pick up your announcement order.

* May Graduates

May graduates, if you missed Commencement Central - don't fret. There is still time to order a cap and gown, or graduation announcments for your graduation.  If you need either of these items stop in the UE Bookstore at your earliest convenience. Bachelor cap and gowns are usually in stock. Graduation announcements take about a week to get ready after you place your order. Please allow sufficient time to mail your announcements as well.  Master and Doctoral cap, gown, and hoods need to be custom made so there is additional time neededto receive these items. Master and doctoral graduates should coem to the Bookstore ASAP if theyrequire cap, gown or hood.  If you have questions contact the Bookstore at ext. 2678.

* Time for Employee Excellence Award Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories: Service to the University community; service to students; and/or job performance and attitude towards fellow employees. One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the April 2011 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Monday, March 21. To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to


* 2011 Lunch with the Aces at Outback Steakhouse!

"Lunch With The Aces," the annual University of Evansville fundraiser for athletic scholarships is Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Outback Steakhouse on the Lloyd Expressway on Evansville's east side. This year's event features one lunch session beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost of lunch is $25 per person, with each lunch featuring fresh baked bread, a garden salad, Outback's Bushman Shrooms, grilled steak and chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, and a classic cheesecake dessert. UE coaches and staff members will serve as the lunch hosts and greeters.All proceeds from the event go to benefit UE's Department of Athletics Scholarship Fund. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 15. To register call Dwight Merilatt at 488-2287.

* Foreign Languages Department Photo Contest

The Department of Foreign Languages invites students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major requirement to submit photos to the Foreign Language Department Photo Contest. If you studied abroad in Spring 2010, Summer 2010 or Fall 2010, you may submit up to 3 photos from your study abroad experience for the contest.  Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to The first place photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office - feel free to stop by and see winners from the past! You should submit your photos to Foreign Languages in Room 350, Olmsted Hall, by Wednesday, March 23, and put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet. The Department of Foreign Languages would love to display them on its bulletin board.  If you have questions, contact Kimberly at

* University of Evansville Andiron Lecture Series 2011-2012 Call for Papers

Campus faculty and administrators, as well as Evansville community members, are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of their research or expertise for the 2011-2012 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.  All disciplines and fields of study are welcome.  Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 1. Provide the following by email: A 50-word abstract; Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation; Paper title and Contact Information. Send submissions to: Chris Mohn at  Nominations for off-campus speakers can be emailed to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, Bill Hemminger and Chris Mohn (chair).

* Need More than a Job this Summer?

Are you looking for more out of summer than just a boring job?  How about an experience?  Join the Residence Life Summer Staff!  Come to the info session on Tuesday, March 15 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, at 9:15 p.m. Residence Life is looking for enthusiastic, hardworking, and reliable students to work with its Summer Conference programs.  Think you have what it takes to work with summer residents and provide customer service to a variety of age groups during conferences?



* Aces to Host Hofstra Tonight in CBI Tournament

The 15-15 Aces will host 21-11 Hofstra University tonight at 7:05 CDT at the Physical Activities Center (PAC) on the University of Southern Indiana campus in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen.  Seating will be general admission Tuesday, and all tickets are $15.  The first 100 students to come by the Carson Center ticket office will receive free admission. Faculty/Staff wishing to attend this game must purchase tickets.  Tickets are on sale now at the Carson Center ticket office, or by calling (812) 488-ACES.

* Tennis Team Blanks Davidson, 7-0

The University of Evansville tennis team improved to 7-4 Saturday with a 7-0 victory over Davidson College.  The Aces dominated the match, winning two of the three doubles matches by 8-0 scores, and winning five of the six singles matches in straight sets.

"It was a good way to end the trip," said coach Nick Mueller.  "We played much better today (following Friday's loss at UNC Wilmington). Our enthusiasm and comeraderie were great. It was a good way to end the spring trip."
Evansville 7, Davidson College 0
1. Kate Chybowski (EVN) def. Alison Rauh (DAV) 6-2, 6-1
2. Dora Kotsiou (EVN) def. Nisha Crouser (DAV) 6-2, 6-2
3. Aleksandra Dzakula (EVN) def. Samantha Galainena (DAV) 6-1, 6-0
4. Pin Sorensen (EVN) def. Frizzi Bschorer (DAV) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
5. Carolyn Caire (EVN) def. Tamara Hill (DAV) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jessica Raatz (EVN) def. Romina Clemente (DAV) 6-2, 6-1

1. Kate Chybowski/Dora Kotsiou (EVN) def. Alison Rauh/Nisha Crouser (DAV) 8-4
2. Pin Sorensen/Aleksandra Dzakula (EVN) def. Samantha Galainena/Romina Clemente (DAV) 8-0
3. Carolyn Caire/Jessica Raatz (EVN) def. Tamara Hill/Frizzi Bschorer (DAV) 8-0

* Baseball Sweeps USF on Day 2

The University of Evansville baseball team certainly bounced back from yesterday’s loss to the University of South Florida, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader with a 6-0 win in the first game and a 6-4 victory in the nightcap. The Aces are now 7-6 on the season.

“All and all our spring trip was a success,” said Head Coach Wes Carroll. “Our guys showed a lot of character and fight, and we learned a lot about ourselves down here.” UE went 3-1 for the week.

On the mound, freshman Cole Isom had his second consecutive strong start, throwing six scoreless innings, scattering six hits, and striking out two to earn the first win of the day. Freshman Tyler Miller came out of the bullpen to earn the save. He tossed three scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and striking out two.

The Aces had a huge third inning, tallying four runs on four hits led by senior Cody Fick’s two-run single that scored junior Trentt Copeland and sophomore Eric Stamets. Fick crossed the plate on a throwing error, and senior Ryan Oesterle capped the rally with a single to left field that plated senior Jared Baehl.

Evansville added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth, as senior Greg Wallace belted his fourth home run of the season, a two-out solo shot in the seventh. In the eighth, Jared Baehl singled to reach base and scored an unearned run on a throwing error.

Fick, Baehl, Oesterle, and Stamets all had two hits to lead the Aces’ offense.
In the nightcap, Evansville battled back from being down 4-3 heading into the seventh, scoring three unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth to capture the win.

The Bulls got on the scoreboard first in the fourth inning with two runs on three hits off starting pitcher Kyle Lloyd.
The Aces responded in the fifth when senior Ty Legan knocked home Oesterle on a groundout. Oesterle led off the inning with ground-rule double to right field. However, USF matched the Aces in the bottom of the frame on a RBI double, taking a 3-1 advantage.

Evansville tied it up in the sixth with Stamets and Copeland both scoring on pass balls. USF took its last lead of the game in the bottom of the inning, with a single run credited to Lloyd, who walked the leadoff man before sophomore Jake Naumann came in relief. Lloyd would get the no decision, allowing four runs on three hits, while striking out four.
The Aces took it from there, scoring two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth. UE strung together three hits, including Stamets’ RBI single that plated freshman pinch hitter Brett Wiley, and Copeland’s double to left field that scored Stamets.
Baehl crossed the plate in the eighth after leading off with a single and scoring on sophomore Chris Pearson’s fielder’s choice.

Naumann (1-0) earned the win, throwing the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, allowing no runs and just two hits. Sophomore Adam Culiver shut down the Bulls in the ninth, ending the day with a strikeout.
Stamets led the Aces at the plate with three hits, totaling five on the day. Stamets has now hit in 18 straight games, a streak carried over from last spring. Copeland, Oesterle, and Baehl all tallied two hits in game two.

“Our starters and bullpen did a great job stepping up and we’re starting to turn things around,” said Carroll. “It feels good to win the series and return to Evansville with an above .500 record.”

The Aces are back in action next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, hosting Michigan State at Braun Stadium.

* Softball Falls to Texas Tech

The University of Evansville softball team was defeated by No. 19 Texas Tech in the final game of the Masked Rider Invitational. The Red Raiders beat the Aces by a final score of 8-0 in five innings.

The Texas Tech offense produced a four-run second inning to take an early lead. The Red Raiders were able to add three more runs in the third inning before tacking on the final run with a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth.
Junior Allison Aguilera delivered the Aces’ only hit of the game, belting a double to left field in the top of the second inning to break up the no-hitter by Texas Tech pitcher K. Dennis.  

Sophomore Kendall Kautz (1-3) took the loss on the mound.

The Aces make their home debut on Wednesday, hosting a double header against UT-Martin. First pitch is set for 2:00 CST.  

* Softball Workers Needed

The Athletic Department is in need of workers for the softball game this Wednesday, March 16th.  We are looking for individuals interested in working the ticket booths starting at 12:45pm until 2:00pm and then 2:00pm until 4:30pm.  Also, looking for someone with a knowledge of softball or baseball interested in operating the scoreboard starting 1:30pm until the end of the games.  All positions are compensated with payment and if you are interested in working please contact Whitney Bertram at or call 488-2283.


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