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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

* Innovation and Re-Investment Fund proposal deadline is today

Please be reminded that the due date for the next round of proposals to the Innovation and Re-Investment Fund is today, Friday, April 1. 

Application material can be found in AceLink by clicking “Areas” and then “Programs Task Force.”

Also, those proposals awarded in the first and second round are available to view. You will find the awarded proposals in the same “Programs Task Force” area on AceLink.

Should you have questions about the next round submissions, please contact Programs Task Force chair Shane Davidson, at or ext. 2477.


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music

Professor of trumpet and director of jazz studies Timothy J. Zifer will present a faculty recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening at 7:30 p.m. The recital will feature a single work, Claude Bolling’s Toot Suite. A French-born pianist, composer, and bandleader, Bolling’s primary field was jazz, but he also composed for films and became particularly well-known for his semi-classical works. Toot Suite is such a work, originally recorded by Bolling with the classically-trained trumpeter Maurice André. For his performance, Zifer will be joined by professor of music Anne Fiedler on piano, assistant professor Renato Butturi on electric bass, and consortium instructor Ross Erickson on drums. The recital is free and open to the public.

* UNICEF presents Blue Gold: World Water Wars today

Today at 6:30 p.m. in Room 100 in Graves Hall, join UNICEF Campus Initiative in viewing the documentary Blue Gold: World Water Wars. This film illustrates how big corporations force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit, along with corrupt governments that use water for economic and political gain.

If you want more information about the screening of this documentary or the TAP PROJECT, check out UNICEF Campus Initiative’s Facebook page.


Upcoming Events

* Not on Our Campus: Monologues on Micro-aggressions

The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon invite the Evansville campus community to a special presentation on Thursday, April 7, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This presentation will highlight the role micro-aggressions play in today's world.

Tables will be set up in Ridgway University Center this week to collect monologues from students and encourage participation in the event.

The presentation will take into account monologues from students at the University of Evansville who have experienced a micro-aggression firsthand, and will include ways we may rid our campus and community of micro-aggressions in everyday life.

Micro-aggressions are the reality of slights, insults, invalidations, and indignities visited upon marginalized groups.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives. and all are welcome to attend and participate.

There will be free pizza and drinks at the event as well as door prizes.

* I-House: Indonesia

This week's I-House presentation will be on Indonesia! Gilang Andika will be presenting. His major is accounting, and he loves to play guitar and travel. His favorite part about UE is how helpful the professors are and how close knit the community is. So make sure to stop by today at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center for I-House!

* School of Education accreditation interview sessions

On April 4, as part of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's (CAEP) site visit to review the School of Education's educator preparation programs, there will be two vital interview sessions for the campus community. Both interview sessions will be held from 3:00-3:45 p.m.

1) Session M in Room 302 in Graves Hall, will provide an open forum for UE students and graduates.

2) Session N in Room 306 in Graves Hall, will provide an open forum for University faculty and staff.

All are encouraged to attend and provide input to the site visit team. The School of Education appreciates your willingness to assist with this important process by coming to one of these meetings.

* Safety and Security Silent Auction planned for March 30

The Office of Safety and Security will hold its annual Lost and Found Auction on Wednesday, March 30. You will be able to view the items in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on that day. This is a silent auction, and all bids are confidential.  

* Art exhibit in Krannert Gallery to feature area artists

An art exhibit titled "Portraits by Six" will be on display in Krannert Gallery from April 4-May 6, with a reception on April 8 at 6:00 p.m. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. This exhibit will feature six emerging area artists: Ryan McKain, Jennifer Niswonger, Joshua Gipson, Sarah Wolfe, Tanna Carmen Small, and Jean Ann Kizer.

* Summer and Part-Time Job Fair today

Need a part-time job for the summer or beyond? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Summer and Part-Time Job Fair today! The event is planned from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., on the East Terrace outside of Ridgway University Center.

Professional attire is not required - just stop by. Bring many copies of your resume!

Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development to prepare for the fair and perfect your resume! Call 812-488-1083 or e-mail


Info You Should Know

* Nominations due tomorrow for Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations for consideration of the Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards are due tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30.

These awards will be presented at the 21st Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 21 at 7:00 p.m.  Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Student Leader of the Year

More than 80 percent of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30. Please click here to download a nomination form or stop by Room 230 in Ridgway University Center to pick up a nomination form from the Office of the Dean of Students. 

If you have any questions, please contact the vice president for student affairs/dean of students at ext. 2500 or by e-mail at

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements.  

* May we pray for you?

"When people talk, listen completely" - Ernest Hemingway

The UE Newman Catholic Campus Ministry Team would like to listen to you, be it your thoughts, questions, prayer requests, or whatever else that may be on your mind. Please stop by Jazzman's Cafe and look for a Ministry Team member in bright blue and let us listen to you. We will be present:

Monday 11:00 a.m.-noon
Tuesday 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Wednesday 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m.

We look forward to spending this time with you!

* Newman Club volunteer opportunities!

Come join the Newman Club during one of its many upcoming volunteering events to help bring Christ to the community:

On Tuesday, March 29, join the members of the Newman Club as they volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and assist in sorting donations, organizing displays, and helping with some basic cleaning! The group will meet at Newman at 2:45 p.m. and return around 5:15 p.m.

Also, join the Newman Club members on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. as they travel to the Monastery of the Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, to help move furniture, finish some paint work, assist in its garage sale, and other tasks. Lunch will be provided!

We hope that you will join us for these wonderful opportunities! Please call/text Kristel at 812-760-8610 for more information!

* Summer/Fall textbook adoptions now due

This is a reminder to faculty that textbook adoptions for the Summer and Fall terms are now due in the UE Bookstore. If you have questions or need assistance please contact the Bookstore at ext. 2679. 

* GAP Info Sessions and Pizza Cancelled

The dates for the GAP informational sessions and pizza originally scheduled for March 28 and 29 were moved due to the change in advising/registration dates. Contact Erin Lewis at el131 or visit to apply or learn more.

* Graduation announcements ready to be picked up at Bookstore

Graduates who ordered graduation announcements before March 23, may pick up their orders in the UE Bookstore. Orders that were to be shipped to a home address will arrive shortly.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore. 

* Faculty working on World War II documentary for WNIN

Joe Atkinson of the Department of Communication and James MacLeod of the Department of History have been chosen by WNIN Public Television to make a 2-part documentary on Evansville in World War II to be broadcast on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor in December 2016.

The two are currently interviewing people who have memories of that time period and would very much like to hear from you if you know a friend or a family member who was in Evansville during the war.

"It is a truly amazing story," said Atkinson, "And we feel privileged to have the chance to tell it for a large TV audience." MacLeod added, "Every additional interview adds something to the story, so we'd love to make sure that we get to talk to as many men and women as possible who have memories of Evansville at that remarkable time."

Atkinson recently completed a documentary on the 1977 Aces plane crash - From the Ashes - and MacLeod is the author of Evansville in World War II published in 2015 by the History Press.

If you have a friend or relative who would like to be interviewed, please contact MacLeod at ext. 2599. 

* Scam alert – copiers and printers

Individuals on campus are again randomly receiving scam calls from individuals requesting departmental printer and/or copier information (model or serial numbers, cartridge numbers, etc.). Keep in mind, UE current printer/copier vendors already have access to UE equipment and supply information and will never call departments requesting it. In some cases, scammers are calling and asking for individuals by name, saying that they need copier/printer information for repair purposes. A scammer's intent is to obtain information and to bill the University. Please do not give them any information. Simply tell the caller that you are not authorized to provide information and refer them to the Office of Administrative Services. Usually this quickly ends the conversation.

If you receive a scam call, please report it to Kim Winsett, Office of Administrative Services, at ext. 2940.

* The Happy Class

Welcome on a journey to experience all that happiness is ... A commitment to make small changes will produce some amazing results!

Join the Center for Adult Education on the University of Evansville's campus and experience this unique opportunity provided by Happy Matters, Inc. This professional and personal development class will meet one night a week for eight weeks.

Space is limited! Deadline to register is April 6.

The best is yet to come.... in you, in us, in the world.

For more information and to download the registration form, visit the Happy Class Website



* History majors shine at Phi Alpha Theta conference

The Department of History recently hosted a very successful regional conference of the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Students and faculty from several Midwestern schools gathered to listen to many excellent paper sessions, and two of the four prizes for outstanding paper went to UE history majors.

"We are so proud of all our history students who presented at the conference," said Robin Sager, co-director of UE's PAT Chapter, "And we are especially proud of the fact that two of them, Jessica Newell and Patrick Heaston, won outstanding paper prizes."

The conference featured a fascinating keynote address by Chris Cooke, the City of Evansville's superintendent of cemeteries, as well as papers on topics ranging from the Ottoman Empire to Victorian policing. 

* PT students present Ace CARE at Pro Bono Clinic Conference

Six physical therapy students and members of the Ace CARE board recently attended Widener University’s fourth Annual Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic Networking Conference. Twenty-five universities were in attendance and Ace CARE was one of 15 universities selected to present at the conference.

Students Molly Holthus and Liz Graper presented on ACErcise, the group exercise program for individuals with neurologic conditions. This new program allows DPT and PTA students to utilize skills they have acquired in the classroom to empower, educate, and help individuals with a neurologic condition make functional gains. Additionally, Jessica Stoens provided a poster presentation to reflect on the successes Ace CARE has had in the past five years.  

Ace CARE is a volunteer, pro bono physical therapy clinic run by student physical therapists who reach out to the Evansville community to provide necessary therapy services for those who are uninsured, underinsured, or homeless. This organization enhances the health and wellness of the Evansville community, furthers the learning of the student participants, and promotes the University. Ace CARE operates on the campus of the University of Evansville and includes an outpatient clinic as well as a group exercise program for those with neurologic disorders.

* Mathematics article published

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, and László Szalay, a professor at the University of West Hungary, have a research article in the current issue of The Fibonacci Quarterly. Entitled, "t-sion of Two Polynomial Sequences and Factorization Properties," the work derives explicit formulas for generalized fusion and fission polynomials. An abstract is downloadable from



* UE to return to midweek action against SIUE and IU

After securing the first road series win of the season this past weekend, the University of Evansville baseball team will be back in action at Charles H. Braun Stadium today as the team plays host to SIUE before setting out to Bloomington for a Wednesday night showdown with Indiana.

The Aces (11-11) took two out of three this past weekend at Eastern Kentucky, and both games this week will offer a chance for UE to exact vengeance after dropping a pair of heartbreakers to both schools two weeks ago.

After racing out to an early lead, the Aces dropped an 11-10 slugfest at SIUE on March 16. UE tied a school record with six home runs on the night, but it would be all for naught as the Cougars scored a pair of runs in each of the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to climb out of a 6-2 hole.

A day prior to that offensive explosion, the Aces and Hoosiers locked horns for a 10-inning battle at Braun Stadium. UE grabbed a 5-1 lead after four innings, but a five-run seventh put IU in the driver’s seat before Jonathan Ramon’s clutch eighth-inning triple tied things up. A Scotty Bradley single in the 10th, however, spelled doom for the Aces as IU went on to pick up the 6-5 victory.

Today, the Aces will turn to Austin Allinger on the mound for the SIUE contest. The freshman right-hander will be looking to bounce back from this past Saturday’s start at EKU, where he surrendered three runs in the opening frame before stepping off the mound. He enters the contest with a 2-1 record and a 6.56 earned run average over 23.1 innings of work.

Brandon Gomer, will make his return to starting in Wednesday’s contest. Another freshman, Gomer returned from an injury in a relief appearance on Saturday, and he owns a 9.30 ERA over five appearances and 20.1 innings.

The Aces line-up, which boasts of 23 home runs already this season, will be key in both contests. The team has already slugged more homers this year than it has in any season since 2011. Led by Ramon’s six homers, the Aces are hitting .281 as a team and averaging better than seven runs per game.

SIUE and IU enter the week with 4-16 and 12-10 records, respectively.

First pitch today is slated for 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday’s game at IU will begin at 6:05 p.m. Eastern time.

* Softball to face UT Martin today at Cooper Stadium

Today, the University of Evansville softball team welcomes UT Martin to Cooper Stadium for a single game set to begin at 3:00 p.m.

Evansville is coming off a strong weekend where they picked up their first MVC win of the season, defeating UNI by a 6-1 final in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. Morgan Florey pitched the complete game, giving up just one earned run in the contest. Florey has pitched at least seven innings in each of her last three appearances.

Not only did she get the job done in the circle, but Florey also helped herself at the plate, notching two hits while posting two RBIs. Chandra Parr and Danielle Freeman also had two hits in the contest.

Saturday’s finale was another hard-fought game between the Aces and Panthers. Florey and UNI starter Chelsea Ross each went the distance in another pitcher’s duel. The difference came as UNI saw two runs cross the plate in the second inning. Freeman was the offensive start for UE, hitting a home run in the first inning to give the Aces the early lead.

UT Martin comes to Evansville with an 18-14 record. The Skyhawks have won three of their last four games after losing six in a row. The duo of Carly Gonzales and Katie Warrick lead the UTM offense, hitting .385 and .354, respectively.

Gonzales leads the Skyhawks with 13 steals, 18 walks, and 24 runs scored. Warrick leads the way with eight home runs and 29 RBIs.


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