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Friday, September 2, 2011

* "Remembering 9/11: A National News Perspective"

Everyone knows where s/he was when the 9/11 attacks happened. As we approach this month’s 10th anniversary, national journalists John and Barbara Cochran will be here for a conversation moderated by political scientist and UE President Thomas A. Kazee. The event will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. John Cochran, recently retired from ABC News, was traveling with President George W. Bush on 9/11. At the time, he was senior Washington correspondent for the network. Prior to joining ABC in 1994, he spent 23 years as a correspondent for NBC News. Among his honors are three Emmy awards for his reporting – including one for his part in ABC News coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While John was with the president, his wife, Barbara Cochran, was in Nashville, Tennessee, preparing for the annual convention of the Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world's largest professional organization devoted to electronic journalism. She is president emeritus of RTDNA and is currently the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism for the Missouri School of Journalism. Prior to RTDNA, she was the Washington bureau chief for CBS News, executive producer for NBC's Meet the Press, and vice president of news for National Public Radio. The event is presented by the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.



What's Happening Today

* 4 Artists - 4 Visions

The current exhibit in the Melvin Peterson Gallery includes local artists Julieta Higgins, Janice Greene, Carolyn Weng and Lisa Heichelbech, each working in a different medium. The exhibit will be in place through Oct. 7. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday; and noon to 3 p;m. on Saturday.

* UE Bookstore Labor Day Sale

The UE Bookstore's Labor Day Weekend sale is going on now and ends Sept. 5.  All UE clothing items will be 15% off the original price.  Items already on clearance or discounted are excluded from this discount.  The store will have regular store hours during this weekend and Monday. The store will be closed on Sunday as always.  You can view the store on Facebook for additional information if needed.

* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Game Night

Join InterVarsity Christian Fellowship this Friday night from 9-11 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. Bring your friends and come play your favorite board games, card games and more to kick off the weekend! 


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday

Everyone is welcome for 1 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday. The celebrant this week will be Fr. Alex Zenthoefer, associate pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and chaplain of Memorial High School. The Newman Choir is led by students Fatima Chan and Melanie Bacaling, with Joshua Goodwin on piano, and anyone who would like to sing with the choir is encouraged to arrive at noon for rehearsal. Any questions? Contact Mike at


* BSU Kick Off Night

Want to meet new people, play  games, and win cool door prizes? Then we encourage you all to come to the Black Student Union's Kick Off Night. It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m. in Room 272 , Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Current members are welcome as well as any new students wanting to join the organization. It will be a night of fun that you do not want to miss! For additional information or questions  feel free to contact Lauren Thomas by email at


* University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel

The UE community is invited to attend University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Worship will be led by students, faculty, and staff. Music this week includes a jazz trio with percussion, piano, and saxophone. Coffee and donuts will be available at 10 a.m. All are welcome!

* SGA Student Congress First Meeting

Student Congress is having its first meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 5 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.. Every campus organization must have a representative present.

* Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure! Sign up online at or pick up a registration form at the Fitness Center. Enter TEAM UE under the team name. Fifteen participants are required  to form a team Team entries must be submitted by Sept. 9. Email or call extension 2622 for more information.


* Delta Omega Zeta Fall Recruitment

Delta Omega Zeta's Fall Recruitment is set for Sept. 4-7! All unaffiliated women are welcome.

Recruitment BBQ
Sept. 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
DOZ House

Craft Night
Sept. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Room 272 - Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Game Night
Sept. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Morton-Brentano Pit

Spaghetti Dinner
Business Casual Dress
Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
DOZ House

* Student Organization Fair

Want to get involved?  Come to the Center for Student Engagement’s Student Organization Fair.  The Organization Fair will be held on Sept. 5 from 4-7 p.m. There will be a wide variety of student groups showcasing their organizations.  Stop by during the Labor Day Picnic which is being held on the Ridgway University Center’s East Terrace and Lawn.


* Crick Lecture Planned for September 7

Associate Professor of Psychology Lora Becker will be the speaker at the Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences on Sept. 7. Her topic will be "Phytoestrogen effect on neonatal rat development."  The lecture is set for 4-4:50 pm. in the Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center.

"Our laboratory has been studying the effect of specific phytoestrogens  (genistein and diadzein ) on development of the neonatal rat by examining several age-specific behaviors," explains Becker. "This talk will review our work and address future directions for our model.  Phytoestrogens, the most common of which are isoflavones, are present in a variety of plant products such as alfalfa, red clover and fodder crops, as well as in soybeans and plants used in fermenting (Price & Fenwick, 1985; Gehm, McAndrews, Chien & Jameson, 1997; Rosenblum, Stauber, Van Thiel, Campbell & Gavaler, 1993; Davis, Dalais, Simpson, & Murkies, 1999)."

"Isoflavones, such as genistein and diadzein, are heterocyclic phenols that are very similar in structure to human steroidal estrogen (Messina, Persky, Setchell, & Barnes, 1994).  These estrogen-like compounds are found in many foods consumed by mammals, including humans," adds Becker. "We examined behaviors that are important at particular ages of the developing rat. Ultrasonic vocalizations can be seen in infant rats as a maternal stress call when coupled with separation from the home cage (Hofer & Shair, 1991). An unfamiliar open field scenario can elicit differing amounts of anxious behaviors in pre-pubescent rats (Arakawa, 2003). It has also been shown that anxious behaviors can be tested in adult rats through the novel object recognition task (Ennaceur, Michalikova, Bradford, & Ahmed, 2005).  We will present findings from these behavioral measures and further delineate the results by controlling for maternal influence through the application of both cross-fostering and latent cross-fostering paradigms." 

* Books Needed for United Way Book Sale

The Annual United Way Used Book Sale will be Sept. 21-22.  If you would like to donate books, call/email Meg Atwater-Singer at ext. 2487 or or locate one of the donation boxes on campus.  Boxes can be found at:

Biology Department Office in Room 231 in Koch Center
Human Resources in Room 118 in Olmsted Hall
President's Office in Room 201 in Olmsted Hall
Study Abroad/Institute for Global Enterprise Offices in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Accounting & Business Administration Office in Room 130 in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Theatre Department Office in Room 106 in Hyde Hall
Music Department Office in Room 133 in the Fine Arts Building
Multimedia Center - Room 243 in Graves Hall
Athletic Administration Office in Room 101 in Carson Center
Publications -in Sampson Hall
General Services Building outside Security's window
Igleheart Building
Career Services in Room 233 in Ridgway University Center

Thank you for making this sale a success in advance.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions Dates

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 9 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.


Info You Should Know

* USPS Closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day

This is a reminder that the United States Post Office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.  Any mail picked up by UE Mail Services on Monday, Sept. 5, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 6. For mailing questions, contact UE Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Search for Young Girl to Play Baby June in Musical "Gypsy"

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre and Department of Music will hold auditions at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, for a female, aged 8 to 13, for the role of “Baby June” in the upcoming musical “Gypsy.”  This role demands a young actor be able to sing very well, tap dance, do cart-wheels, splits, high kicks, and turns.

Interested females 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.

“Gypsy” is written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Working with Lank is Gregory Rike as musical director and Ricki Newman as choreographer.  The classic musical features the theatrical antics of Mama Rose—the ultimate stage mother.  As vaudeville is dying and burlesque is sweeping the United States, Mama Rose embarks upon a whirlwind tour seeking stardom for her two young daughters—Louise and June.  UE Theatre students will play both Louise and June, and the role of Baby Louise has been cast. 

Rehearsals will begin in Sept., and children must be available for all performances, Nov. 11 through 13 and 17 through 20.  The auditions will be held in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts on the UE campus.  To register for the audition or for more information, please contact Sharla Cowden at 812–488–2747 or

* Walk This Way!

Are you an early riser who likes to start your day with exercise?  Then grab a friend and walk and talk your way to fitness with Walk This Way, a walking group sponsored by the Fitness Center! The group will meet every Monday and Wednesday at 7 a.m. begining Monday, Sept. 5.  Routes vary from 1 to 3 miles. The group will walk outside unless the weather is bad, in which case it will be moved indoors. This is open to everyone! For more information, call ext 2622 or email

* Mystery Contest: Book It and Bag It!

The Writing Center opened its doors at 10 a.m. today! For an appointment with a tutor who can help you with a writing assignment, just call ext. 2391. Be the first to book time with a tutor at the "mystery hour" and you'll walk away from your session with a Bag o' the Purple (chocolates). You must say the code word "MYSTERY" when you call. Book your appointment, ask for the right day/hour, say the word, and bag your prize!

* New Safe Ride Number and Program

The Student Government Association will now be hosting their SAFE RIDE program through Unity Taxi. From now on the SAFE RIDE number will be 812-421-9999. Students should begin using the new number and company immediately, as River City - Yellow Cab will stop providing services Aug. 30.

* New Platform for Publicizing Student Success

The University of Evansville wants to make sure that you're recognized for your achievements. The University has started using a platform called to publicize your accomplishments, like making the dean's list, studying at Harlaxton, or winning an award. This platform allows us to send news items about your achievements back to your hometown newspapers, and also publishes them on the Web.

Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. By using, UE will help you create a positive online profile.

When UE issues news stories about your accomplishments, you'll receive an e-mail with a link to view your story online. You can log in via Facebook to add your photo and share your achievement with friends and family.

If you have any questions about this platform, please contact UE's Office of University Relations at x2241. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online at Keep up the good work, and be on the lookout for e-mails about your accomplishments!

* Volunteers Needed for Angel Mounds Native American Days

Angel Mounds will be hosting its annual Native American Days on Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25. UE volunteers are needed to assist with event activities. There are various shifts available for volunteers over all 3 days. Please feel free to stop by the Office of Community Service Initiatives (previously Volunteer Services Office) or email for more information.

* Important Information from Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Please view your Financial Aid for 2011-12 on WebAdvisor under the link “Financial Aid by Year.”  Your WebAdvisor record will indicate the status of each type of aid you have received and indicate if further action is required on your part to finalize the aid. Please return all required documents and/or take the necessary action steps indicated as soon as possible, so that your aid will be applied to your UE Student Account. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at
(812) 488-2364 or come see us in Olmsted Hall, room 116 if you have questions about finalizing your financial aid.

When viewing your Student Account information on WebAdvisor, remember that the “View Bills” link is a snapshot of your account on the first of each month. To view your current account balance, which reflects activity between billing statements (such as payments you have made or new aid that has been deducted), you should view the link called “My Account Summary by Term.” Please contact the UE Office of Student Accounts at (812) 488-2565 or come see us in Olmsted Hall, room 105 if you have questions about your Student Account.


* Freshman: Submit Your Photos

Attention freshmen - we are collecting photos for the "Month in Review" slideshow for Family Weekend.  Submit photos of your campus experiences to the University of Evansville Class of 2015 Facebook group's album "New Beginnings" and be entered into a drawing for a prize. If you have any questions you may contact  for more information. 



* Diane Brewer

Congratulations to UE Theatre Associate Professor Diane Brewer.  Her article "Waiting for the Click: A Dramaturgical Attempt to Connect Research to the Creative Process of The Winter's Tale” was recently published in The Dramaturgy Protocol.

The annual, peer-reviewed publication examines the intersection of dramaturgical theory and practice, providing a place for the work of early-career dramaturgs, literary managers, emerging scholars, and graduate students, as well as spotlighting work from established theatre professionals. The Dramaturgy Protocol aims to create a public space for exploration of the field, with the goal of widening the scope of the conversation and encouraging the spread of dramaturgical practice in the theatre.


Sympathy to...

* Family and Friends of Virginia Grabill

University of Evansville Professor Emerita Virginia Lowell Grabill passed away Monday, Aug. 29, at her home in Evansville. She was 92.

Dr. Grabill is best remembered for her 32 year teaching career at the University of Evansville. At some point she taught Grammar and Linguistics, History of the English Language and Advanced Composition. She oversaw the production of the yearbook and newspaper, served as University Ombudsman, Dean of Women, Chairman of the University Senate and started and directed the Creative Writing Program. She wrote so many comments on student papers that they remarked that their papers bled.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wheaton College where she took Latin with Ruth Bell Graham. She previously taught at the University of Illinois, Western Illinois University, Taylor University and Bethel College. Many of her students became Christians because she crossed their paths. 

She was married to Dr. Paul Grabill, another UE English Department favorite, who preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy, of Evansville; four sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and three grand-cats.

Services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2300 Washington Avenue, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue, and Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paul and Virginia Grabill Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Evansville or to a favorite charity. Condolences may be made online at



Treasures and Traditions

* Hyde Hall and Shanklin Theatre

Construction on Hyde Hall and Shanklin Theatre was finished in 1967. Hyde Hall was named in honor of President Melvin W. Hyde, UE’s fifth president. The theatre was named after Robert French Shanklin and his family. Shanklin had established a trust fund in his will with the purpose of funding construction of a new building on campus. Lighting and sound controls for the theatre were provided by a gift from the Junior League of Evansville.



* Women's Soccer Battle SEMO And Morehead State In OVC Weekend

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will be up against two Ohio Valley Conference opponents this weekend, starting Friday when the Purple Aces host Southeast Missouri State at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium. UE will have to recover quickly to take on Morehead State Sunday on the road at noon.

Fans can follow Friday’s action via a live video stream and live stats.

Xavier’s goal after a throw-in in the 58th minute was the only ball to find the back of the net Wednesday evening at XU Soccer Complex, as UE fell, 1-0. For the first time this season, the Aces outshot their opponent, as UE tallied 14 shots, seven on goal, compared to the Musketeers’ 13 shots, six on goal. Ten of Evansville’s shots came in the second half. Sophomore Tasha Prentice led the Aces’ offense with four shots on the night. Chaviel Harrison played all 90:00 minutes in goal, recording five saves. On the season, Prentice (1g, 1a, 3pts), Stephanie Thompson (1g, 0a, 2pts), Danielle Langness (1g, 0a, 2pts), and Kasey Cartwright (1g, 0a, 2pts) lead the UE offense. Chaviel Harrison (470:00 minutes, 1.91 GAA, 31 SV, .756 SV%, 1 SHO) has played every minute of the season in goal for the Aces.

Sophomore forward Stephanie Thompson piloted the Purple Aces to their first victory of the 2011 season with her game-winning goal in the 89th minute over Valparaiso last Sunday. With the score tied, 0-0, Thompson prevented overtime when she found the back of the net on a tight angled shot, 20 yards out. On the week, he led the Aces with five shots.

Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison played all 180:00 minutes in the net last week, tallying 14 saves and her third career shutout. Harrison was impassable Sunday as she recorded 10 saves in Evansville’s, 1-0, shutout at Valparaiso, while facing a barrage of 19 shots.

In the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll, voted upon by the league’s head coaches, Evansville was picked to finish sixth in the conference. The Aces received 15 points in the poll. Defending champion, Creighton was chosen first with 45 points. Sophomore Breana Beine, the MVC Freshman of the Year and first team all-conference selection in 2010, was named to the 2011 MVC Preseason Team, while senior Sam Conrad was recognized as honorable mention in the poll.

1. Creighton
2. Illinois State   
3. Missouri State     
4. Indiana State        
5. Drake                      
6. Evansville               
7. UNI                          

* Men's Soccer To Open Regular Season At UK Tournament

After going 2-1 in exhibition play, the University of Evansville men's soccer team will kick start the 2011 regular season on the road at the University of Kentucky Tournament. The Aces will not get a shot at the hosting Wildcats, but instead will take on the other participants, IUPUI at 4 p.m. Friday, and Wright State at 11 a.m. Sunday.

UE's match versus Wright State on Sunday can be followed via live stats.

The UK tournament is just the first of three tournaments the Aces will play in to kick off the season. UE hosts the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic next weekend, welcoming Marist, Eastern Illiniois, SIU Edwardsville, then travels to compete in the Bradley Invitational the weekend of Sept. 16.

In exhibition play, the Aces finished with a 2-1 record. Evansville topped Illinois-Springfield, 4-0, on Aug. 19, then fell to Saint Louis, 2-1, on the 22nd. UE capped friendly competition last Friday with a 4-3 victory over their Alumni. Freshman Ryan Stallings and junior Jesse Sharpe led the squad in exhibition play with three goals and six points apiece.

The Aces made College Soccer News 2011 Top 40 Recruiting Classes list, tying Syracuse and William and Mary for the 40th position. With the loss of UE's four top scorers last season, the Aces' freshman class of 14 will play a role in filling the void, including NSCAA High School All-American midfielder and Kentucky State Player of the Year Zach Byrd.

Evansville competed in 11 NCAA Tournaments under head coach Fred Schmalz from 1982-1996, including NCAA Final Four appearances in 1985 and 1990.  Twelve of his players earned All-America honors.  Rob Paterson earned the 1989 Adi Dassler Memorial Award, given each year by adidas to the nation's top player.  David Weir, a native of Scotland, was the first American collegiate player to compete for a European team in the World Cup.  The 40-year-old Weir was chosen in April 2010 by the Scottish Football Writers Association as Scottish Premier League Player of the Year. He has led Rangers FC to two consecutive Premier League titles.

The Missouri Valley Conference has announced Evansville's head men's soccer coach of 24 seasons, Fred Schmalz, a 2012 inductee into the MVC Hall of Fame. Schmalz retired from UE in 2002 with a 403-196-56 overall collegiate coaching record in 33 seasons, and 302-165-49 mark from 1979-2002 at Evansville. He led UE to 11 NCAA Soccer Tournament appearances, including two Division I Final Fours (1985, 1990).

Evansville Active Career Leaders Scoring
Senior Tad Kreamalmeyer: 12 goals, 5 assists 29 points Senior Jarrett Robbins: 6 goals, 0 assists 12 points

Junior Robert Randant: 815:29 Minutes Played;  1.43 Goals-Allowed Average;  24 Saves, 3-5-0 Won-Loss Record;  3 Shutouts

Games Played
Senior Tad Kreamalmeyer - 57
Senior Jarrett Robbins - 55

Games Started
Senior Tad Kreamalmeyer - 48
Senior Aaron Henkle - 38

UE received 15 points in the Missouri Valley Conference's preseason coaches' poll. Creighton took the top spot with 48 points and six first place votes.

1.       Creighton (6)  48
2.       Bradley   34
3.       Missouri State (1) 33
4.       Drake   30
5.       SIUE   26
6.       Evansville  15
7.       Central Arkansas 10

All-Missouri Valley Conference
1st: Robby Lynch (Defensive Player of the Year).
2nd: Blake Schneider, Aaron Henkle, Tyler Kincaid.
HM: Jarrett Robbins, Tad Kreamalmeyer, Mike Luttrull.
All-Freshman Team: Alex Kapsalis, Philip Manga.
All-MVC Tournament: Alex Kapsalis.
1st Team Scholar-Athlete: Mike Luttrull, Robby Lynch, Blake Schneider
All-Region: 1st-Robby Lynch. 3rd-Aaron Henkle   
Academic All-America: 1st-Mike Luttrull



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