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Monday, November 9, 2015

* Veterans Day Events

Campus community, alumni, and friends - please join us for our annual Veterans Day Service set for today, November 11, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. James MacLeod, professor of history, will be the guest speaker. A light luncheon reception to follow. 

Then at 7:00 p.m., MacLeod will be reading from his newly released book, Evansville in World War II, at a book launch in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

MacLeod's book will be for sale at the event and he will be signing copies.

MacLeod’s book discusses the importance of Evansville to the war effort during World War II. He will explain how this industry came to be in Evansville, reveals the impact it had on the city, and how the city dealt with a time of transformation. One chapter of MacLeod’s book is dedicated to the students of Evansville College who lost their lives in World War II and who are memorialized on the monument located on campus.

MacLeod was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Since 1999 he has been a member of the history department at the University of Evansville, teaching courses in European history and the two World Wars. He has written a book on 19th-century British religion, The Second Disruption, as well as other scholarly publications. He is now working on a book on Karl Kae Knecht, longtime editorial cartoonist of the Evansville Courier, which will be published next year.

For more information on these events, please call 812-488-2141.


What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Monday Night Dinner and Discussion

Don't forget to join us on Monday, November 9, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the Newman Center for our weekly Monday Night Dinner and Discussion. This Monday, we will feature UE sophomore Anna Kalt who will be leading a discussion on Catholic morality. Chicken and dumplings is on the menu this week! We hope you will join us to hear more about the Catholic perspective. See you there!

Please call/text Kristel at (812) 760-8610 for more information!

* French Club hosting guest speaker

The UE French Club will host a guest speaker at their meeting on Monday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Nicholas Costeur is a local high school French teacher and a native of France. He will discuss the differences in French and American culture and education. All are welcome to attend. If you would like further information, contact 

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish on Mondays

Students of all levels of Spanish are invited to meet at Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center at 4:00 pm on Mondays to practice Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere with Fulbright foreign language teaching assistants from Venezuela and Argentina

* Highlights of From the Ashes Documentary to be Shown at Willard Library

Joe Atkinson will be showing highlights of Court Street Productions’ latest work, From the Ashes, on Monday, November 9, 6:30 p.m., in the Browning Gallery at Willard Library. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are appreciated. Register online at

From the Ashes is a documentary of the 1977 plane crash that killed that killed 29 people, including the entire UE men’s basketball team. Atkinson, a UE alumnus and digital multimedia specialist in residence in UE’s Department of Communication, edited the film.

For more information on the documentary, go to

* UE Diversity Matters presents "Micro-Aggression: Those subtle things we say or do that offend others!"

The Office of Diversity Initiatives' Anti-Bias Team will be presenting a session about micro-aggressions on Monday, November 9, 6:00 p.m., Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. Micro-aggressions are the subtle things said or done that offend others.  This session will help students gain an inclusive mindset through dialogue and by debunking false stereotypes. All students are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: University Symphony Orchestra Concert

The University Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Jessica Morel will lead the ensemble in a program of works that will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, Sibelius’s Karelia Suite, and the Prelude to Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. 2015 Vukovich Concerto Competition winner Payton Judd will also be featured singing arias from Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* Psychology Club Panel Set for Thursday

UE’s Psychology Club will host a panel discussion on “The Psychology of Parenting,” on Thursday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. A panel of psychologists will be discussing parenting techniques and strategies, covering a range of issues parents typically encounter, and offering best-practice approaches. This event is free and open to all UE students and the public. 

* UE Theatre Opens Family-Friendly Musical, Big Fish

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents Andrew Lippa and John August’s musical Big Fish, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, and the Columbia Pictures Film. Big Fish opens Friday Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 19, 20, 21 and at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 22.

Set in the Deep South, this family-friendly, heart-warming, and fantastical musical is centered on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who possesses a strong desire to be a hero, both to himself and his son.  His penchant for spinning tall tales and elaborate daydreams is solely to convince himself there is meaning and purpose to his ordinary life.  This musical’s moving score honors the age-old art of storytelling, by invoking the sense that imagination can transform even the humblest man’s life story into an unforgettable epic adventure.

Big Fish is directed by Artistic Director R. Scott Lank, choreographed by Ricki Newman and features a 9¬-person student orchestra, led by musical director Gregory B. Rike, Professor of Music.  Department Chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Professor of Theatre Patti McCrory is the costume designer; Assistant Professor of Theatre, Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; Will Koch, a senior from Santa Clause, IN., is the sound designer; Kendall Reasons, a junior from Springhill, TN., is the dramaturge; Alison Clifton, a senior from Temple, TX., serves as the associate costume designer; and Aaron Curry, a senior from Glendale, AZ., serves as the associate lighting designer. The show is stage managed by Hannah Cava, a senior from Las Vegas, NV.

The cast features Taylor Jones, a senior from Las Vegas, NV., as Edward, the larger than life story-teller, and McKenna Ceci, a junior from Peachtree, GA., as Sandra. The 25-person cast also features Nate DeCook, a junior from Holland, MI., as Will, and Konner Rudisill, an 11-year-old resident of Newburgh, IN., as Young Will.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Including Big Fish, the rest of the Shanklin Theatre Season includes Lily Dale, by Horton Foote, Feb. 19 through 28; and Richard III, by William Shakespeare, Apr. 15 through 24.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* I-House: United Kingdom

This Wednesday's I-House features the United Kingdom with Lydia Taylor as the presenter! Lydia is majoring in music and theater, and her favorite hobbies are playing tennis, skiing and spending time with friends. Her favorite part about UE is meeting people from all around the world!

Make sure you come out at 7 p.m., to our usual place on the second floor of Ridgway University Center to hear all about the UK!

* Writing Boot Camp: MLA Style Is Today!

Writing Boot Camp: MLA Style is planned for Wednesday, November 11, 5:00 p.m., in the Writing Center. Do you have an MLA paper due soon? This workshop will cover how to format and cite papers according to the MLA style manual, including internal citations and the works cited page. Join for this useful, 30-minute presentation. 

* Don't miss the book launch and reading for Evansville in WWII by James MacLeod

Professor James MacLeod will read from his newly released book, Evansville in World War II, on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business Building on the University of Evansville campus.

A chapter of the book is dedicated to the students of Evansville College who lost their lives in World War II and who are memorialized on a monument located on campus.

MacLeod’s book discusses the importance of Evansville to the war effort during World War II. The city manufactured hundreds of ships, thousands of fighter planes, and billions of other materials that made a huge contribution to the Allies’ eventual victory. It was an exhilarating time of great change and opportunity for everyone who lived and worked in the city, but also a period of great challenges and profound loss. MacLeod explains how this industry came to be in Evansville, reveals the enormous impact that it had on its social, economic and cultural life, and analyzes how the city dealt with a time of astonishing transformation.

The book will be for sale at the event for $21.99.

* Annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale

The Department of Art is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale. Everyone in the UE community who creates art or crafts is welcome to participate. This includes faculty, staff, students, spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends.

The date of this year’s sale is Thursday, December 3. Barring another car crashing into the building, the sale will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located immediately across from campus. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m. Participating artists and craftsmen may drop work off the day prior to the sale or on the morning of the sale before the doors open. Vendors do not need to stay with their work as Art Department staff and volunteers will be on site to handle the sale.

If you would like to join in this year’s Holiday Sale, or think you might want to participate but need more information, please contact the Department of Art at or 812-488-2043.


Info You Should Know

* Ace CARE Featured on 44 News

Take a closer look at Ace CARE, the pro bono physical therapy clinic run by UE Doctor of Physical Therapy students, in this story from 44 News:

* Changemaker Challenge Team Featured on 14 News

Team Evolving Evansville Energy won $1,000 for placing second in the annual Changemaker Challenge on campus last week. Hear about their plans for reducing energy consumption on campus and in the community in this story from 14 News,

* The Salvation Army seeking Spanish speakers

The Salvation Army is seeking for Spanish speakers to help with their campaign to get Christmas presents for Hispanic families here in Evansville. For more information, if you are interested please contact Lorena Andueza, assistant professor of Spanish, at 

* Save Energy! See President Kazee in a Polar Bear Suit!

Take part in the Campus wide energy campaign on November 9-13. If we save enough energy then Dr. Kazee will appear on Friday, November 13, and make a speech in a polar bear costume. Turn off your lights around campus, and unplug all electronics while not in use. 

* Christmas Donations

Graves Hall will be accepting donations of the following items which will be distributed to the Evansville Rescue Mission and the Evansville Christian Life Center the Christmas season: New gloves, mittens, socks, hats, scarves for children, men and women. These items can be placed on the Christmas tree in Graves Hall after November 16.

We are also collecting new or gently used coats for children in grades K-5. The coats can be placed in the box in the lobby of Graves Hall.

Also, toiletries for the Evansville Rescue Mission (full size body wash, full size shampoo, full size shaving cream, full size deodorant, disposable shavers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, full size body lotion) can be put in a designated box in the lobby of Graves Hall beginning November 16. Please NO travel sizes; NO bar soap; NO items containing alcohol.

Please contact Pam Young x2848 or Karen Doss x2360 if you have any questions. Thank you! 

* Winter Intersession Courses

The University of Evansville offers Winter Intersession courses in the time between the end of the fall semester and the beginning of spring.

These accelerated courses offer students the opportunity to:
Take a course on-line to earn credits towards graduation
Lighten your spring course schedule
Complete missing requirements

The Winter Intersession runs from December 17, 2015 to January 8, 2016. Registration will begin November 2 and end December 15. Students may register for only one Winter Intersession course.

Class offerings:
ART 105 Introduction to the Visual Arts, Larmann
COMM 380 Intercultural Communication, Thomlison
EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance/Health, Rodd
FIN 280 Personal Finance, Alhenawi
HS 101 Adult Health & Wellness, LaMar
PH 190 Introduction to Public Health, Patel-Dovlatabadi
PSCI 100 World Politics, Kim
PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology, Hennon-Peters
PSYC 229 Social Psychology, Stevenson
PSYC 416 Human Sexuality, Becker
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology, Plikuhn

For more information visit

* Can You Host a Student for Thanksgiving?

Do you have an empty chair at your Thanksgiving table? If so, would you be willing to host one or two UE students who are remaining on campus, for a Thanksgiving meal? If you would be willing to donate your hospitality, please contact Michelle Hahn at or call her at ext. 2279. Once we have identified potential host families, then we will accept requests from students with hopes of making the matches by Friday, November 20. 

* Fire Prevention and Safety

Recent UE fire drills have highlighted some very important points to be aware of, for your safety and that of others:
• When you hear a fire alarm, always treat it seriously
• Evacuate the building promptly and stay out until directed to return
• Use the closest exit – seconds can make a difference in a fire
• It is OK to use emergency doors during a fire alarm
• If you are the last one out of a room, close the door behind you

For good information on fire prevention, see the NFPA's Fire Prevention website:

* Higher Learning Commission Campus Visit: February 29 – March 2

The University of Evansville will host a visit February 29 - March 2, 2016, with a team representing its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, standards of quality that institutions are expected to address. The Criteria emerge out of a set of guiding values that are grounded in shared tenets of the academic community.

Because the standards against which UE will be evaluated are common expectations at colleges and universities, looking at our policies, practices and outcomes will be more than just an exercise in accountability. It will be an opportunity for us to respond to those things that matter both to us at UE and to the larger higher education community.

Click here to learn more about the HLC and what to expect during the visit or follow along on social media using #HLCatUE or #myUEdegree.

* November 11 Veterans Day - No U.S.P.S Delivery

The United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11. Please note UE Mail Services will not be picking up mail from U.S.P.S. on Veteran's Day, since the post office will be completely closed. Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Wednesday, November 11, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Thursday, November 12. For mail related questions, please contact Mail Services at extension 2197 or 


Thank You

* Great News from UNICEF Campus Initiative Club!

The UNICEF Campus Initiative at UE would like to share some great news, everyone!

The organization raised 556.54$ from Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF event! The organization is more than THANKFUL to everyone who was part of this initiative!

This money can provide meals for 111 malnourished children for a week, clean water for 556 children for 40 days, 15,400 vaccines to vulnerable children, protect 500 children from malaria, and install a water pump to serve a whole village!

Also the organization raised $87.79 for SYRIA, this money goes directly to the Syrian kids providing nutrition, water and medical supplies!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are making a difference in the world!

UNICEF team 



* Men's basketball takes 95-65 win in exhibition game

D.J. Balentine scored a game-high 20 points to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 95-65 exhibition victory over Wabash on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center.

“We had some really good moments and some not so good moments, but we had some really good stretches of play,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said. “Our guys will recognize our weaknesses and get better. Overall, it was a good day and we need to take the good things away from it and get ready for next weekend.”

“Our best basketball came when we played fast and shared the ball,” Simmons added. “That is what we need to focus on moving forward.”

Balentine was the top scorer in the game, notching 20 points on a 9-of-17 day from the field. He also dished out a game-high 8 assists. He was one of five double-digit scorers. Joining him were Adam Wing, Mislav Brzoja, Blake Simmons and Egidijus Mockevicius. Wing was next up for UE, notching his points on an efficient 8-of-10 effort.

Brzoja hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 13 while Simmons and Mockevicius chipped in 11 apiece. Mockevicius also hauled in 12 rebounds, all on the defensive end. In his first action with UE, freshman Harris Brown posted eight points and hit all three of his attempts.

“This was a good test for us,” Balentine said. “We need to see where we need to get better. It was also cool to get the assist on Harris’ first bucket. Our strategy was to get it to him on the break. The crowd really wanted to see him score.”

The Purple Aces finished the game shooting 58.3% from the floor, including 61.5% in the second half. Five 3-pointers also found the bottom of the net for UE. The Aces also recorded 25 assists on 35 made baskets.

Wabash was led by Evan Frank’s 17-point effort. He hit seven shots on 15 tries. He also led the Little Giants with seven rebounds. Johnny Jager also hit double figures, finishing the day with 13.

Evansville scored the first eight points of the game and never looked back, taking a 17-point lead to the locker room at the half as they led 48-31. Balentine posted 14 in the period. Wing had ten in the stanza, hitting five out of his six attempts, excelling from mid-range.

“I feel the most comfortable when I shoot from mid-range,” Wing said. “The coaches told me to play on my strengths and that is what I tried to do today.”

In the second half, the Aces continued to add to the lead before a free throw by Christian Benzon in the final minute gave the Aces their largest lead and would mark the final of 95-65.

On November 15, Evansville will open up the regular season against Southeast Missouri State at the Ford Center. Tip is set for 2 p.m.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville men’s basketball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_MBB.

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* SIU earns 3-0 win over UE Volleyball

Freshman Mildrelis Rodriguez had a match-high 12 kills as the University of Evansville volleyball team fell by a 3-0 final at Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Rodriguez was the main focus of the offense for Evansville (8-20, 2-12 MVC) with Genesis Miranda out due to injury. Gabriela Roman was next with six kills while Rocio Fortuny finished the night with five. Lorena Marquez led UE with 16 assists while Kim Deprez racked up 17 digs.

A pair of Salukis (20-7, 11-3 MVC) had a team-best eight kills. Taylor Pippen and Abby Barrow paced the SIU offense with their total. Pippen hit an accurate .538 on the night in leading the Salukis to a final of .286.

In the first game, the Aces kept it close in the early going as a service ace by Roman got UE within two at 9-7. Up 12-9, SIU pulled away as a 12-3 run put them up 24-12 before they clinched the 25-16 win.

Evansville regrouped and played much better in the second game. Despite falling in a 6-2 hole, UE rallied back. Rodriguez posted two kills as the Aces got within one at 14-13. SIU punched back, scoring the next three before taking a 25-19 victory.

Southern Illinois took a 9-3 lead in the third and would pull away for a 25-13 win and a 3-0 sweep on the night.

Evansville completes its home schedule next weekend with a 7 p.m. match on Friday versus Indiana State before hosting Illinois State at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville volleyball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_VB.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE Women's Soccer Wins MVC Tournament

The #2 University of Evansville women's soccer team (6-10-3) won the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon. The Purple Aces and #5 Loyola Ramblers (9-7-5) played to a scoreless tie before UE advanced 5-3 on penalty kicks to claim their first MVC Tournament Championship since 2008.

“I couldn’t be more happy for our girls,” said Evansville head women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree. “Their commitment to continuing to stay the course could not have been greater. I am so thankful they get to experience this week.”

Following 110 scoreless minutes of gameplay, the match went to penalty kicks where both teams made their opening attempts.

Tied at one, Evansville senior forward Kayla Smith converted her attempt to put the Purple Aces ahead.

Then, UE junior goalkeeper Whitney Biggs made a game-changing, diving stop on Loyola’s Mariah Vichich to maintain the advantage.

After both the Aces and Ramblers made their third and fourth round attempts, UE held a 4-3 lead going into the final round. That is when Evansville junior defender Emily Richardson bested Ramblers goalkeeper Maddie Ford to clinch the championship.

This is the fifth NCAA Postseason Appearance for UE (1998, ’99, ’01, ’08).

UE outshot Loyola 22-11 in the contest including 11-3 in overtime.

Biggs, the Tournament MVP, made three saves in the contest for the team’s fourth consecutive victory and her third straight shutout.

UE will now wait to see who their next opponent will be in the NCAA Tournament next weekend.

INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE Men's Soccer Hosts Northern Kentucky and Senior Night on Tuesday

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-13) concludes the 2015 season by hosting Northern Kentucky (8-4-4) on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Senior Night
UE will honor four student-athletes, two student managers and a student athletic trainer a pre-match Senior Night ceremony on Tuesday. Those being honored include defender Vince DiPrimio, forward Mark Anthony Gonzalez, midfielder Nick Lewis, and forward Nate Opperman.

How to follow along:

Audio - WUEV 91.5 FM

Live stats – Stat Broadcast

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.



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