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Friday, August 19, 2011

* President Emeritus Wallace Graves Memorial Service Is Monday

GravesIt is with deep regret that I notify the UE family that President Emeritus Wallace B. Graves has passed away. From 1967 to 1986, Dr. Graves served as the 20th president of the University of Evansville. Details of his many contributions to the University can be found at A memorial service will be held at Neu Chapel on Monday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Thomas A. Kazee
University of Evansville


Upcoming Events

* Theatre Auditions for Fall Productions

The Department of Theatre announces auditions for fall semester productions. General Auditions for the productions will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, starting at 6 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre.  The productions are as follows:

“MASTER HAROLD”…and the boys (by Athol Fugard) directed by John David Lutz
GYPSY (book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) directed by R. Scott Lank with musical direction by Gregory Rike and choreography by Ricki Newman
ALMOST, MAINE (by John Cariani) directed by Marissa Stewart

Any UE student wishing to audition for any production this semester is required to participate in these general auditions. Anyone wishing to audition should stop by the Theatre Office (Hyde Hall 108) before noon on Tuesday, Aug. 23 to fill out an audition information card.   The order of the auditionees will be pre-determined based on the list of students who have signed up ahead of time to audition and will be posted on Wednesday, Aug. 24 by 9 a.m. on the callboard in the backstage hallway of Shanklin Theatre.

Auditionees are required to prepare 16–20 bars from a Broadway musical and one contemporary monologue. The COMBINED time should not exceed three (3) minutes. Time will begin with the first word of the first piece. Please keep in mind the nature and style of the music in GYPSY when selecting your song. An accompanist will be provided and must be used.  ANYONE who wants to be considered for ANY of the productions in the semester must audition during this time. Should you decide to audition, you MUST attend the General Auditions on Aug. 24.

Call back lists for all shows will be posted on the callboard in the backstage hallway of Shanklin Theatre by 9am Thursday, Aug. 25.

For more information, please contact R. Scott Lank at


* University Worship Begins this Sunday in Neu Chapel!

Welcome Week includes University Worship this Sunday, Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m.  in Neu Chapel. Students, faculty, and staff will be participating in the service including many of our Orientation Leaders. Musicians include Joe Luegers, Neu Chapel Keyboard Scholar; Tim Gaisser, percussion; Josh Kite, Cantor; and University Organist, Dr. Douglas Reed. University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman preaching: Matthew 16: 13-20, Identity: Who Are You, Really? Coffee bar and donuts available at 10 a.m. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Everyone welcome!


* University Choir Auditions

Auditions for the University Choir will be held Monday, Aug. 22; Tuesday, Aug. 23; and Wednesday, Aug. 24. Come to Fine Arts Room 104B to sign up for a time.  The audition takes about ten minutes and students do not need to prepare any music in advance. Composed of the finest vocal talent on campus, the University Choir has built a reputation as one of the region’s finest university level choral ensembles.  The choir has toured extensively in the United States and abroad, has worked with such esteemed groups as The King’s Singers and, in May of this year, the choir performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Contact Dennis Malfatti, director of Choral Activities, for more information:

* First Catholic Mass of the Year in Neu Chapel this Sunday

The Newman Catholic Campus Ministry's first Mass of the school year will be this Sunday, Aug. 21, at 1  p.m. in Neu Chapel. The celebrant for this Sunday will be Father Chris Forler, a UE alum and associate pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church. Students will serve in the other liturgical ministries, and if you are interested in singing with the choir, contact Melanie Bacaling at Contact Newman Center Director Mike Roesch at with any questions. Everyone is welcome, and bring your family along!

* Auditions Set for Children's Roles in Upcoming UE Musical "Gypsy"

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre and Department of Music will hold auditions at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, in Shanklin Theatre for children ages 8 to 14 for the upcoming musical "Gypsy." Both male and female roles are available and require a young actor to be able to sing and tap dance. Interested children should prepare a short song and be prepared to learn a dance routine. It is preferred, but not required, that the song is from a Broadway musical. An accompanist will be provided.

Rehearsals will begin in September, and children must be available for all performances, Nov. 11-13 and 17-20. Performances will take place in Shanklin Theatre.

To register for the audition, please contact Sharla Cowden, University of Evansville Theatre marketing director, at 812-488-2747 or

* Walter McCarty to Discuss Album on WUEV

Evansville native and former professional basketball player Walter McCarty will be in WUEV’s “Jazz Café” on Friday from 4 until 5 p.m. to discuss his new album “Emotionally” with WUEV Jazz Producer Paul Mattingly.  McCarty and Mattingly will talk about the album and McCarty’s upcoming performance at the Victory Theater on Aug. 27, while also playing cuts from the album.

McCarty played 10 seasons in the NBA, including eight with the Boston Celtics, after helping the University of Kentucky Wildcats to the 1996 national championship.  McCarty grew up in Evansville and was a standout at nearby Harrison High School.  Following his professional basketball career, McCarty has served as an assistant basketball coach to Rick Pitino at the University of Louisville, and spent last season as a member of the Indiana Pacers’ coaching staff.  “Emotionally” is McCarty’s second album.


Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center News

Fitness Center hours beginning Aug. 24:
Mon-Fri  6:30 a.m.– 10 p.m.
Saturday  11:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Sunday  11:30 a.m.– 9 p.m.

Pool Hours:
Monday-Friday - 7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.; Noon -12:50 p.m.; and 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays - 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Also - Fitness Center Classes begin Monday, Aug.  29.

Please provide student/employee ID to access the Fitness Center.

Wander Indiana begins Aug. 24.

Fall locker fees are now being collected.


* Paper Needed

If your office needs to get rid of some old paper, the Office of Annual Giving would love to take it off your hands!  The Phonathon Program will start soon, and thousands of call sheets will need to be printed. As much as possible, recycled paper is used.  Requirements are as follows:

• one side of paper must be blank
• paper can be any color
• paper must be at least 8.5” x 11”; larger paper can be cut for use
• OK if paper has been 3-hole punched

Please send your unwanted paper to Robin Greenlee in the Igleheart Building. If you have a large amount of paper, please contact Robin at extension 2273. Thank you!

* Electrical Outage Scheduled for August 21

A scheduled electrical power outage affecting Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Wheeler Concert Hall, and the School of Business Administration Building will take place from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21.  Please contact the Physical Plant Service Desk at extension 2775 if assistance is required to accommodate the outage.

* UE Bookstore Rush Weekend Hours

The UE Bookstore has announced rush weekend hours. The Bookstore will be open Friday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 21 from noon to 3 p.m.  Regular store hours begin on Monday, Aug. 22.


Treasures and Traditions

* President Emeritus Wallace B. Graves and Harlaxton

President Emeritus Wallace B. Graves was very instrumental in the University of Evansville's acquisition of its British campus, Harlaxton College. Dr. Graves was interested in UE establishing an overseas program when he noticed an interesting advertisement in Country Life magazine in the fall of 1969. It was a listing for an English country estate known as Harlaxton, located in Lincolnshire, near the town of Grantham. While most American study abroad programs are based in capital cities, Dr. Graves realized that Harlaxton - near the center of England and in easy commuting distance to all of the British Isles - would be an ideal location. He felt it would be better than a more urban area for students to learn firsthand about the British and their culture.  



* Men's Soccer to Kickoff 2011 with Exhibitions

With a strong mix of rookies and veterans, the University of Evansville men's soccer team will get its first test of the 2011 season Friday, when the Purple Aces play host to the University of Illinois-Springfield. The exhibition match is set to start at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium. UE will also welcome Saint Louis University for a friendly Monday, starting at 5 p.m.

The Aces hope the combination of 10 letterwinners, including five starters from 2010, and 14 newcomers will bring the program its fifth winning season in the last six years.

"The veteran core that we have returning has played at the highest level of college soccer,"  says sixth year Head Coach Mike Jacobs. "They've competed for a conference championship, been ranked nationally, and have played against the best opposition in the nation. Saying that, what makes this group of veterans unique is their ability to keep our group grounded and focused on what's truly important, which is continuing to get better each day and to play the right way."

The three seniors are Aaron Henkle, an all-Midwest Region defender in 2010, forward Tad Kreamalmeyer, fourth on the squad in goals with three, and defender Jarrett Robbins, a two-year starter in the back four. The junior class also includes a trio of veterans. Robert Randant took over the goalkeeper duties last year at mid-season, and he's joined by a pair of classmates at forward in Gavin Chura (3-3-9) and Jesse Sharp (1-2-4).  Five sophomores also return, including three who played key roles as rookies in 2010: defender Brandon Causey, and midfielders Alex Kapsalis and Joel Nash.  They are joined by midfielders Ryan Robinson and Trevor Schmidt.  The 14-man freshman class includes a mix of field players along with goalkeeper Eric Teppen.

"Having a blend of veterans with a youth infusion is healthy in a group dynamic," Jacobs says.  "You are constantly trying to improve your team, and whether it is by the development of returning players in the off-season or with incoming players who will push to get into the lineup, it creates an environment where everyone is forced to compete for their spot in the team.  Sometimes, when you have too many veterans, players can get complacent.  That is clearly not the case in this group."

* Women's Soccer Opens Regular Season

After two straight weeks of two-a-day practices, team-building exercises and a pair of exhibition matches, the 2011 University of Evansville women's soccer regular season is just a day away. The Purple Aces kickoff the year with two road matches this weekend, starting off with Indiana University Friday at 6:30 p.m. UE also travels to play Saint Louis University Sunday at 1 p.m.

"I feel this preseason has helped our team off the field just as much as on the field," said Head Coach Krista McKendree.  "We incorporated a couple other team-building activities this year to help intertwine the girls a little quicker, including a talent show and scavenger hunt that were quite comical to say the least."

"We are pleased with how our chemistry is coming along and hopeful that translates on the field as well," added McKendree. "We have some good personalities and I am extremely excited for the season."

The Aces come off last week's 1-1 exhibition record, in which UE fell to Western Kentucky Thursday, 1-0, and topped Eastern Illinois by the same score on Saturday. Sophomore Stephanie Thompson (1 goal) and junior Olivia Robinson (1 assist) will enter Friday's contest as the team's current scoring leaders after preseason. Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison recorded 13 saves total across the two friendlies.

Evansville will look to sophomore Breanna Beine for another stellar season after being named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year in 2010 and first team all-conference selection with seven goals on the year. She was also named to the 2011 MVC Preseason Team, along with senior Sam Conrad who was recognized as honorable mention by the league's coaches.

While the Aces look to get out on the right foot on opening weekend with marks in the win column, Coach McKendree explains that the UE women's soccer program goes beyond what is seen on paper. 

"We always talk about wanting our players to have an exceptional overall college experience," said McKendree. "This starts with making sure they believe in and buy into the fact that we are more than just teammates. We are a family comprised of coaches, players, parents, and alumnae."


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