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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

* Alumni Spotlight

UE graduate David Cunningham, assistant professor of fine arts at Franklin College, received an Award of Excellence during the 67th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at the Terre Haute Swope Art Museum, for his piece titled In the Heart of Darkness We Find the Truth, acrylic and oil on panel.

The exhibit, which is open through Aug. 27, is an invitational and juried exhibition furthering the support and interest in Midwestern art. For the first time this year, the invitation to submit work for consideration was extended from a 150-mile radius of the Swope Art Museum to include all artists residing in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Over 300 works of art by 115 artists were submitted. Artists were allowed to submit up to three pieces for consideration. This year’s juror, Janie Welker, curator at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, and formerly of the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, N.Y., and the International Center of Photography in New York, chose 65 pieces for display, including two of Cunningham’s works.

In addition to receiving the Award of Excellence for In the Heart of Darkness We Find the Truth, Cunningham’s other piece, Upon Meditation of the Infinite, an oil on panel work, has been a favorite among visitors to the exhibit, drawing many votes for the People’s Choice Award, which will be awarded on August 27 at the conclusion of the exhibit.

Cunningham received his bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Evansville and his master's degree in fine arts from Indiana University. His compelling, realistic images have been included in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States such as the Water Tower in Louisville, Ky., and the Stage Gallery in Merrick, N.Y.  In 2003, he received the Eli Lilly Award of Distinction in a show juried by curator Lawrence Rinder of the Whitney Museum. In 2010, Cunningham received one of just three awards given at the 2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial art show at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

In addition to teaching painting and drawing courses, he offers courses in ceramics and in color and design; the latter focuses on the basics of composition in a collage medium.

To learn more about his work, please visit .


What's Happening Today

* Intramural Soccer Registration Now Open

Intramural soccer registration is now open.  Registration will be open until Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 11:55 pm.  To sign up a team, please visit  Registration instructions can be found on our facebook group, University of Evansville Intramurals.  Registration instructions can also be found on the IM board in the Fitness Center, any of the on campus residence halls, and the activities board in Ridgway University Center.  If you have any questions, please email or call Rob Latva at or 488-2794. 


* 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:


Upcoming Events

* Orchestra and String Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the University Symphony Orchestra and the String Ensemble will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, and Friday, Aug. 26. Audition sign-up sheets are posted across the hall from Room 101 in the Fine Arts Building. Interested students are asked to prepare an audition lasting no longer than five minutes, consisting of a scale and the student’s favorite musical piece. The University Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform two concerts this fall and the String Ensemble will perform one formal concert, but will add a few lighter, smaller concert appearances. This is a great, fun opportunity to get together and make music with your friends and fellow students! Contact Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John for more information: at or 488-2881.


* UE Opera Auditions

Auditions for the Schimdt Opera Series’ production of “Die Fledermaus” will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Thursday,  Aug. 25. Come to the UE Opera Call Board across the hall from Fine Arts 106 to sign up for a time.  The audition takes about ten minutes and students will perform provided cuts from the opera as part of the audition. Those interested in participating in chorus do not need to audition and prior operatic experience is not required. Composed of the finest vocal talent on campus, the Schmidt Opera Series has built a reputation as one of the region’s best undergraduate opera programs. The Series has presented fully staged productions every semester for the last several years, including sold-out performances of la Boheme last fall. Contact Director of Opera Jon Truitt for more information

* WUEV/AcesTV Informational Meeting Scheduled For Wednesday

91.5 F.M-WUEV (UE’s campus radio station) and AcesTV will have a combined “call-out/informational meeting” for interested new members on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. in Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center.  WUEV offers a wide variety of music, with both on- and off-air positions available in such genres as top 40, alternative rock, rap & hip-hop, jazz, blues, world music, Christian, and children’s music, while also offering positions in both sports and news.  AcesTV, meanwhile, is a video service in which students get hands-on experience shooting video, editing, and working live events –both athletic and campus oriented.

No experience is necessary. For more information, please contact WUEV general manager Tom Benson via email at


* Library Tours for New Students

New students are invited to tour UE Libraries during opening days of fall semester. Tours will highlight key library services offered to students. Each tour will last 20minutes and will be led by a member of the Libraries’ staff. Tour times are noted below. No reservation is required. We’ll meet you in the entry lobby of the Library. We look forward to your visit.

Tour Schedule:
Thursday, Aug. 25  at Noon/4 p.m./8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26 at Noon/4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m./ 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m./4 p.m. /8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 29 at Noon / 4 p.m./8 p.m.

* 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



Info You Should Know

* Tech Tips and Free Tools!

Find tech tips and free tools for students, educators and employees at

* Health Tip: Take Five for Fitness

The current recommendation for cardiovascular activity is 150 minutes weekly.  That’s only 30 minutes five days a week.  Make it easy to squeeze 2 ½ hours of weekly activity into your schedule by taking five-minute fitness breaks throughout the day. Smaller bursts of movement won’t seem as daunting but will still have an impact. For other tips on health and fitness, visit the employee wellness nurse in Ridgway lobby Thursday, Aug.  25, 9–11 a.m.

* Students: What are your Interests?

Students: what are your interests? The Student Life staff wants to know! Take our survey so that they can gear their programs and activities toward your interests and needs! They use this information in many ways. It helps design programs and services that truly meet your needs and interests. Enter for a chance to win all kinds of free stuff! Please respond before 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. Here is the Interest Survey Link:


* Advancement Services Is Moving to a New Location

Advancement Services, a division of the Office of Institutional Advancement, will be housed in 2004 Lincoln Avenue as of Monday, Aug. 22. 2004 Lincoln Avenue is located directly across from the Lincoln Garden shopping area. Advancement Services consists of Sarah Lee Bivin, Susan Salee, Rosanne Thomas and Emily Tychek. Their contact information will remain the same. Please feel free to drop by and say hello!

* 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.


* UE Libraries Announces Fall Semester Hours

Libraries will resume regular hours schedule for Autumn Semester beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 24.  Scheduled exceptions will be announced in advance. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at  or  488.2376.

- Monday:          7:45 a.m. - Midnight
- Tuesday:          7:45 a.m. - Midnight
- Wednesday:  7:45 a.m. - Midnight
- Thursday:       7:45 a.m. -  Midnight
- Friday:             7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday:       10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sunday:          Noon - Midnight



* UE Men's Soccer Edged By Saint Louis

A game-tying penalty kick in the 73rd minute turned the tide of Monday’s men’s soccer exhibition match between the University of Evansville and Saint Louis University, as the Billikens topped UE, 2-1, at Arad McCutchan Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, Evansville took the lead when freshman Charlie Macias knocked in a goal from the left side of the box past goalkeeper Nick Shackelford in the 49th minute of play.

However, the Billikens answered back when senior Mike Roach was awarded a penalty kick after a hand ball. Roach’s goal skidded to the right of diving freshman goalie Eric Teppen, tying the score, 1-1, in the 73rd minute of play.
At the 83:10 mark, Saint Louis tallied the game-winning goal when Roach’s pass to Hansel Reyes on the right side of the box found the back right corner of the net.

Despite the outcome, Evansville outshot the Billikens, 12-9, and had a lot of good scoring looks and opportunities throughout the match. SLU had seven shots on goal, compared to the Aces’ four. Senior Tad Kreamalmeyer led UE’s offensive attack with four shots, followed by freshman Ryan Stallings’ three.
Junior Robert Randant, who played the first half of the match in the net, recorded three saves. Teppen tallied two saves in the second 45:00 minutes of play.

The Aces have one last exhibition match on Friday versus the UE Alumni, starting at 5 p.m. before opening the 2011 regular season at the University of Kentucky Tournament on Sept. 2. The UE women’s soccer team will also play a regular season match against Central Michigan following the men’s exhibition contest Friday.


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