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Monday, April 4, 2016

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* The bishop is coming to tonight's Dinner and Discussion!

All are invited to join the Newman Club as we welcome Bishop Charles Thompson, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, to the Newman Center tonight for our weekly dinner and discussion. He will be leading us in a discussion on "Faithful Catholic Citizenship," an especially interesting topic in the current election cycle. Tortellini soup is on the menu this week. We hope to see you there!

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

* UE Choir Orange Leaf Fundraiser set for today

The UE Department of Music is hosting a fundraiser at Orange Leaf today. Stop by between noon-9:00 p.m., mention the UE Choir, and present this flyer, and the UE Choir will receive 10% of all designated purchases. Support the UE Choir and its trip to Carnegie Hall by enjoying some frozen yogurt! 

* Honors Program Project Presentations

The Honors Program invites you to attend the Honors Program Project Presentations on April 4-7 and April 11-14.  The Honors project is an opportunity for students to explore an area about which they are passionate. The Honors project may consist of a research project, thesis, or creative work.  Students may use the Honors project to launch areas of interest for graduate study or to expand résumés for employment.

We hope you will join us to hear the fascinating work that this year’s Honors students have completed.  Special thanks are extended to all faculty, advisors, and others who have supported the Honors students in their educational achievements. 

Below is a schedule of the presentations for April 4-7.  Presentations will be held in Room 101 in Koch Center for Engineering and Science unless otherwise noted.

Today from 3:00–4:00 p.m.

  • Kaylynn Carver, Spanish / International Studies - “Regionalism in Yucatan”
  • Joseph Estes, Political Science / International Studies - “Nation-Building in Mozambique, 1992-1994”
  • Sara Gensler, Communications - “Narrative Storytelling in Digital Photojournalism”

Today from 4:00–4:45 p.m.

  • Kaylin Saur, Exercise and Sport Science - “Overwrought, Underwhelmed”
  • Hannah Cava, Theatre – Stage Management - “Stage Managing Big Fish”

Wednesday, April 6 from 2:30–2:45 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts 

  • Elizabeth Long, Art History - “Schönberg, Kandinsky, and Expressionism”

Wednesday, April 6 - 3:00–4:00 p.m.

  • Michelle Lecklider, Biochemistry - “Optimization of the synthesis of a novel Serine-Derived Cyano Scaffold”
  • Dahlia Matouba, Biochemistry - “The role of phytoestrogens on the tissue-specific and sex-specific activity of 11β-HSD-1”
  • Alex Schmitt, Physics / Spanish - “Improving NASA Sounding Rocket Science Experiments by Accounting for Stray Capacitance in Resistors at High Frequency”

Wednesday, April 6 - 4:00–5:00 p.m.

  • Aryeh Lax, Fine Art - “Telling the Bees”
  • Araly Flores, Psychology / Sociology - “How Do You Love Yourself?”
  • Christopher Costello, Psychology - “Backwards Conditioning and Decreased Aversion to Shock in Rats”

Thursday, April 7 - 1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts 

  • Alexandra Billhartz, Vocal Performance - “An Afternoon in Music: A Love Story Through American Art Song”

Thursday, April 7 - 4:00–5:00 p.m.

  • Justin P. Slattery, Creative Writing / English Literature / Philosophy - “On the Moral Implications and Restrictions Surrounding Affective Computing”
  • Rachel Wyatt, Creative Writing - “Kaleidoscope” (Note: content involves domestic and sexual abuse)
  • Sara Cook, Literature / Psychology - “Stream of Consciousness in the Psychological Novel: An Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse”

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: The Eykamp String Quartet

The Department of Music continues its concert season today in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the department’s resident string ensemble, the Eykamp String Quartet. Quartet members include violinist and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Robert Anemone, violinist and EPO associate concertmaster Alicia Choi, EPO principal violist Rose Wollman, and EPO principal cellist Kirsten Jermé. The program will include works by Mozart, Maurice Ravel, and Beethoven. The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville, and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. 

* Color Run in honor of Bailey George

This Saturday, April 9, the first Crazy Viking Color Dash will take place at North Posey High School. This run is being put on in honor of Bailey George, a UE cross country runner who passed away in January after a battle with melanoma. Two-thirds of the proceeds will benefit Bailey, while one-third of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Registration ends on April 6, so make sure to register soon if you want to participate! For more information and registration please go here.

* Lunch and Learn with Alan Vandagriff '14

Students and faculty are invited to the Math and Science Career Colloquium Lunch and Learn with 2014 alumnus Alan Vandagriff on Tuesday, April 5, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 254, Ridgway University Center.

Alan will discuss his career as an actuarial analyst and will have tips for students regarding job/internship searches. Complimentary boxed lunches will be provided for those who RSVP to by Monday, April 4.

Alan is currently an actuarial analyst with Milliman in Chicago, Illinois, and completed internships with ING and Walgreens. He looks forward to sharing his experience with current students and seeing faculty members during his visit to campus.

* UE Swing Dance Fundraiser planned for April 8

The UE Swing Dance Fundraiser will take place on Friday April 8, at the downtown Evansville Tropicana Ballroom beginning at 8:00 p.m. Activities will include dancing, a silent auction, and free dessert reception. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting Timothy Zifer, professor of music, at or calling ext. 2878. All proceeds benefit UE Jazz, University of Evansville Music Management Association, and the Friends of UE Music. Come swing with us! 

* Melvin M. Peterson Literary Forum set for Friday, April 8

Please join us for the Melvin M. Peterson Literary Forum on Friday, April 8, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. Our guest speaker will be Matthew J. Bolton, and his lecture is titled "Eliot's iPhone: Reading The Waste Land in the Information Age."

Bolton will discuss T.S. Eliot’s seminal 1922 poem The Waste Land through the lens of today’s wired society. 

As it approaches its centennial year, the poem seems only to have gained relevance, and may offer a key for better understanding a new, information-driven era.  In our way of selecting and sharing what we read and experience, our building of playlists and curating of new media, and our everyday immersion in the stream of words and images that is the internet, we are somehow catching up with Eliot’s method in The Waste Land.  Making a study of The Waste Land’s disparate voices and broken images can therefore tell us much about the condition of living in the Information Age.

Bolton earned his PhD in English from the City University of New York-Graduate Center. He received the T.S. Eliot Society’s Fathman Young Scholar Award for research related to his dissertation.

His many publications include chapters in the books Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory and The Waste Land at 90, as well as chapters in 25 books in the Critical Insights series. Bolton has published articles and reviews in journals including the Yeats Eliot Review, Dickens Quarterly, and Victorian Studies.

Bolton has taught at the City University of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and Loyola School, and is currently the head of the Upper School at the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Info You Should Know

* Become a columnist

Crescent Magazine is seeking interested students to fill columnist positions for the 2016–17 school year. Columns include diversity, faith and religion, sex and relationships, politics, and sports. These positions offer academic credit. For more information, e-mail The magazine is also hiring reporters/writers. The application to apply is available at the Crescent's Facebook page.

* Housing extended stay requests

UE Housing facilities will close at noon on Thursday, May 5; however, all students are asked to depart from housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Those students needing to stay past the posted closing date, including graduating seniors, should submit an extended stay request. The extended stay requests will be accepted up until 5:00 p.m. on Reading and Study Day, Wednesday, April 27.

* Housing cancellation deadline

Students who have signed up for housing for 2016-17 have until 5:00 p.m., April 5 to cancel their housing contracts. After the deadline, student housing contracts will only be canceled for the following reasons:

  • Attending Harlaxton College or studying abroad during the semester
  • Residing locally with parents or legal guardians (Students/parents/guardians must complete a verification form from the Office of Residence Life)
  • Participating in any of the following that are outside the Evansville area: a full-time internship, a required clinical, an approved co-op, or student teaching
  • Transferring, withdrawing or graduating

Housing contracts will not be cancelled after April 5 because a student has found an off-campus property or has entered into another housing agreement or lease with a private landlord. Students who are not approved to cancel their contract are still financially responsible for their housing contract.

* Purchasing procedures announced for May 2016

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases

  • Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 23) will be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
  • Pcard purchases posting from May 24 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2016-2017 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds.

Office Depot Orders

  • Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3:00 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
  • Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 23 Pcard cycle and be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds.
  • Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 24 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2016-2017 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds.

Purchase Orders

  • Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds.
  • Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2016-2017 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
  • Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2016-2017 funds.

Blanket Orders

  • All FY 2015-2016 Blanket Orders expire on May 31.
  • Approved Requisitions for FY 2016-2017 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017, effective dates.
  • Backordered Blanket Order items not delivered by May 31, 2016, will be paid from FY 2016-2017 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request

  • All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted on a WebAdvisor voucher to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 20, to be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds. Any pre-May 31 purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2016-17.
* Seeking camp residence director

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is seeking an overnight residence director for its 2016 OPTIONS summer camps. The high school girls’ camp will be June 12-17, and the middle school girls’ camp will be June 19-22. Expected enrollment is 24 for high school and 20 for middle school. This is a paid position that requires overnight stays with the campers on the UE campus and some meal preparation. College counselors will be available to assist the residence director. The ideal candidate will be a mature female interested in promoting the STEM fields to young women and girls in the Tri-State area and available primarily from the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily. Daytime involvement with the campers may be necessary, but should be minimal. Anyone interested in the position should contact Kimberly Higgins, OPTIONS coordinator, for more details at or 812-488-2651. Inquiries should be received by April 15.

* I-House coordinator applications available

International House (I-House) is a program that offers weekly presentations and educational events to the UE community. If you would like to enhance your leadership skills, help organize student presenters, get to know international students, and learn more about the world, this 8-month paid position may be for you! Applications are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services until Friday, April 8.

Please contact Megan Sicard at with any questions.

* ARSAF deadline extended to Friday, April 8

The UE Alumni Association sponsors the Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowships that provide $15,000 annually for faculty projects. Applications for fiscal year 2016-2017 can be made online here.

The deadline to submit is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Questions? Contact or ext. 2586. 

* Library after-hours: Friday and Saturday nights

The Libraries are pleased to offer additional late night hours for students. Every Friday and Saturday night, the first floor will remain open from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Limited library services will be available. Enter the library from the new door facing Ridgway University Center via card swipe after 5:50 p.m. to use the space.

After-hours are also offered Mondays-Fridays from midnight-4:00 a.m. Interruptions to this service will be posted on the UE app.

Contact Meg Atwater-Singer ( or ext. 2487) with any questions. 

* Textbook adoptions are due

This is a reminder to all faculty and departments that textbook adoptions for the summer sessions and Fall 2016 are due in the UE Bookstore. If you have any questions, please contact the textbook department in the Bookstore at ext. 2679. Thanks for your assistance in this matter. 

* May graduate reminder

May graduates who still need a cap and gown for graduation are reminded to stop by the UE Bookstore. Also, if you need graduation announcements they should be ordered promptly in the Bookstore to allow sufficient mailing time. If you have questions, please contact the Bookstore. 

* Summer work-study information

On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based federal/state work-study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid. Direct questions to Catherine Carver at

* NSLS induction materials due

All materials (orientation and LTD attendance), three speaker broadcasts, and three SNT forms must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on April 4, in order for you to be officially inducted into NSLS. Those interested in checking their membership status should please e-mail Jennifer Allen at



* Robert Dion interviewed on latest developments in presidential race

Robert Dion, associate professor of political science, was recently interviewed by Brad Byrd during Channel 25's In-Depth segment. Topics discussed included the latest fallout in the presidential race, whether the Republican race could see a brokered convention, and the impact local primaries could have on the nominations. To see the complete interview, go here.

* David Green publishes article

David Green, senior lecturer in British studies at Harlaxton College, has published an article in the Journal of the Church Monuments Society (2015) entitled 'The tomb of Edward the Black Prince (1330-76): Contexts and incongruities'. This explores the exequies and funerary monument of the Black Prince. It explains the choice of materials for the effigy and its unusual location (at Canterbury Cathedral, not the Plantagenet mausoleum at Westminster Abbey). The memorial reflects a range of socio-political and religious trends evident in the later years of the fourteenth century. 



* Women's golf takes ninth at Bradley Invite

The University of Evansville Women’s Golf team finished the wind-shortened Bradley Invitational in ninth place on Sunday at WeaverRidge Golf Club.

Originally scheduled for three rounds, wind halted play in Saturday’s first round. On Sunday, the squads finished their opening round before playing the final set of 18.

Leading the Purple Aces was Kayla Katterhenry. Fighting windy conditions for the second day in a row, Katterhenry posted rounds of 85 and 80. She tied for twenty-seventh place with a 165.

Just one behind her was Maggie Camp. Her low round came on the first trip of 18 as she notched an 80. Sunday’s final round saw her card an 86. She tied for thirty-first place. Maria Pickens was third on the team. Rounds of 86 and 81 saw her finish the event with a 167. She tied for thirty-fourth.

Madison Chaney was fourth on the team. She recorded rounds of 86 and 87 to tie for forty-ninth with a 173. Giulia Mallmann was fifth for UE, notching a 174. Carly Waggoner and Rachel Marchi played as individuals. Waggoner posted scores of 89 and 83 to finish in a tie for forty-sixth with a 172 while Marchi totaled a 188 in her two rounds.

Bradley swept the individual and team championships. The Braves finished with 614 strokes in two rounds, topping Loyola by 28 strokes. Danielle Lemek of BU was medalist as her rounds of 71 and 76 put her four shots ahead of teammate Jenna Roadley. Evansville came home in 9th place with a final of 669. They were just two shots behind Illinois-Chicago.

Next Sunday, UE heads to Terre Haute for the Indiana State Invitational. It will take place on Sunday and Monday at the Terre Haute Country Club.

* Aces Men's Golf jumps to fifth place at Hoosier Invitational

A great all-around team effort saw the University of Evansville Men’s Golf team jump into fifth place in the final round of the Hoosier Invitational on Sunday afternoon.

All five Purple Aces golfers finished with rounds of 76 or lower to make the jump into the top five.

Leading the way once again was Rick Voyvodic, who notched another 73 to finish in a tie for eleventh with a final score of 146. Tyler Gray matched Voyvodic’s effort, recording a 73 of his own. He tied for sixteenth with a 148.

Wil Pahud carded the low round of the day for the squad, notching a 72. He tied for twenty-first with a 149. Will Knights finished the second round with a 75 and tied for thirty-six place while Joseph Addante notched a 76 and finished the event with a 160.

Western Illinois clinched the team win by seven shots over Illinois State. The Leatherneck notched a 578 while the Redbirds finished with a 585. Evansville’s rally saw them take fifth place with a 596, six behind Ohio U., who finished fourth.

On the individual side, there was a five-way tie for the win as Peyton White (Ohio), Lyle Burns (Bradley), Jake Brown (Indiana), Zach Burry (Illinois State), and Trent Wallace (Illinois State) each had scores of 142.

The guys will be back in action on April 11 and 12 at the Tennessee State Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee.

* Late rally falls just short for UE softball

Trailing 3-1 in the top of the sixth inning, Susan Norris belted a 3-run game-tying home run, but Bradley scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to earn a 5-4 win over the University of Evansville Softball team on Sunday afternoon.

For Norris, it was her second home run of the season for the Purple Aces (14-18, 2-7 MVC). Michal Luckett also hit a solo shot in the third. Morgan Florey went the distance in the circle, pitching six 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits. Bradley (11-18, 6-3 MVC) scored three runs in the second inning and one in the third. After UE tied the game in the sixth, the Braves hit a walk-off single in the seventh as Erika Hansen knocked in the game-winner.

Bradley got the scoring started on a Kelly Kapp triple in the second inning that saw three runs score. Luckett’s homer in the third got one of the runs back before Bradley got it right back with a run in the third.

Chandra Parr got the sixth inning started with a double to left-center. With two outs, Hayli Scott drew a walk to put two runners on for Norris. After a great day at the plate on Saturday, Norris delivered once again, hitting a home run to right-center to tie the game up at 4-4. The Braves clinched the game in the seventh. With one out, Kapp hit a triple to left before scoring on Hansen’s single.

Evansville is back home on Wednesday for a doubleheader against Austin Peay. Game times are set for 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

* Women's tennis falls to SIU 7-0

The University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team (7-12, 0-0) was in action on Friday against Southern Illinois. The Salukis were able to defeat the Aces by a score of 7-0. The match marks the first conference match of the season for both teams.

Head Coach Jayson Wiseman said that the match, “was just another tough loss and definitely not how we wanted to start out MVC schedule. Give all the credit to SIU, their team came ready to play and won almost every key point. We had some very close matches, but SIU just out executed us today. Our team is resilient and will be ready to play this week. Hopefully we will have our line up at full strength with three matches scheduled for next week.”

Singles Competition
1. Xiwei Cai (SIU) def. Andjela Brguljan (UE) 6-1, 6-4
2. Athena Chrysanthou (SIU) def. Katie Delgado (UE) 6-1, 6-1
3. Ana Sofia Cordero (SIU) def. Doreen Crasta (UE) 6-3, 7-6
4. Yana Golovkina (SIU) def. Marina Darzyan (UE) 6-3, 1-6, 1-0
5. Katie Fries (SIU) def. Kennedy Craig (UE) 6-3, 6-2
6. Polina Dozortseva (SIU) def. Leah Helpingstine (UE) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Competition
1. Xiwei Cai/Ana Sofia Cordero (SIU) def. Marina Darzyan/Doreen Crasta (UE) 6-4
2. Athena Chrysanthou/Yana Golovkina (SIU) def. Kennedy Craig/Katie Delgado (UE) 6-2
3. Katie Fries/Vitoria Beirao (SIU) def. Andjela Brguljan/Leah Helpingstine (UE) 6-2

Evansville will be back in action this week when they play three matches in three days. The Aces will play host to Indiana Wesleyan on Friday and then follow that up with away matches against Illinois State on Saturday, and Bradley on Sunday. The Aces next home match will take place on April 16 when they host Drake.


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