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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Upcoming Events

* UE Cheer Team tryouts

The University of Evansville Cheer team will be holding spring tryouts for the 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tryouts will be held in the small gym of Carson Center. Please contact for further information or with any questions!

* BSU hosts clothing drive for local graduating seniors from AIS

The Black Student Union (BSU) will host a clothing drive until Friday, April 21.

BSU will be collecting gently used professional business attire. What is collected will be donated to the Academy for Innovation Studies (AIS) graduating seniors. Collection tables will be in Ridgway University Center lobby from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

There will also be boxes outside the Diversity and Equity Office in Room 241, Olmsted Administration Hall for drop-offs.

Thank you in advance for all who are able to donate to help students be able to dress nicely for their high school graduation.

For more information please contact LaNeeca Williams at or 812-488-2413.

* International Club Free Bowling Night

Next Saturday the International Club will be going to AMF Arc Lanes for a fun and FREE Bowling Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m.! You don't have to bring anything but yourselves because it's all free! Take a break from finals and come bowl and hang-out with friends!

We'll be having sign-ups in Ridgway University Center on Monday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 5:00 -7:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We have limited spots available so be sure to come and sign up ASAP!

* I-House: Tea Ceremony

For the last week of I-House, we plan to do things a little differently. This week, six countries (Oman, China, Argentina, Japan, Kazakhstan, and Morocco) will provide a brief explanation about their teas before providing samples to everyone - there might even be some snacks there as well! So be sure to stop by this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center to try all kinds of teas from all around the world! 

* This Week in Music: Concerts and Operas

The University Choir, the chamber choir Kantorei, and the UE Wind Ensemble will offer a joint concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday evening, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. The choirs and a chamber ensemble consisting of faculty members and local musicians will present a performance of J. S. Bach’s cantata, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150, with associate professor and director of choral activities Dennis Malfatti conducting the performance. The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of associate professor and director of bands Kenneth Steinsultz, will then perform a number of twentieth-century works, including pieces by Paul Hindemith, Percy Grainger, and Leonard Bernstein. The concert will conclude with the Wind Ensemble’s performance of American composer Eric Whitacre’s Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.

Visiting assistant professor and director of orchestral activities Jessica Morel will conduct the UE String Ensemble in its Spring Concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Thursday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin with a performance of Joseph Haydn’s Divertimento in G Major by the UE String Trio, a student ensemble consisting of violinist Sarah Lee, violist Gefei Chai, and cellist Kaitlyn Lowe. The full String Ensemble will then follow with performances of works by Mozart and twentieth-century British composer Benjamin Britten. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

The UE Schmidt Family Opera Series will present an evening of one-act operas in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday evening, April 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. The program, subtitled “Three for the Night,” will begin with American composer Seymour Barab’s Little Red Riding Hood (1962), followed by Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna (Susanna’s Secret, 1909). The evening will conclude with a performance of Mozart’s The Impresario, K. 486 (1786). Assistant professor of voice Alanna Keenan will direct the performances, while assistant professor of voice Gregory Rike will conduct. Accompaniment will be provided by a small chamber ensemble consisting of faculty members and local musicians. The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Family Opera Series. Admission is $10 for adults (free for students, faculty and staff with UE ID).

* Relaxation Station

The Office of Counseling Services is hosting a stress management program consisting of multiple stations for students to learn ways to manage and decrease stress. The program will be on Tuesday, April 19 in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253, 254, and 255, Ridgway University Center and will be open from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Stop in and RELAX!

* Eat Pizza, Help Kids!

College Mentors for Kids is a campus organization that pairs college students with the most to give with young children who need it the most. We meet every Wednesday with 40 students in grades 1-5 at Joshua Academy, providing them with a role model and education on college, diversity, and community service. These students come from very low-income households and are in need of the assistance and friendship they receive through our nationally recognized program. College Mentors for Kids runs purely on donations.

Help us keep the UE chapter thriving by using this voucher at Azzip Pizza on Green River Road on Wednesday, April 20. Get some grub and help the kids. They will greatly appreciate it.

View the voucher.

* Final Physical Therapy Club Meeting of the Semester

Tuesday, April 19 at noon in Room 100, Graves Hall is the last Physical Therapy Club meeting of the semester, so if you haven't been to two meetings yet, this is your last chance. There will be pizza, a guest speaker, and an ice cream social afterward! If you ordered a water bottle, you can also pick it up at the meeting.

* Documentary Where to Invade Next to be shown on campus on April 20

There will be a screening of the new documentary Where to Invade Next at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 20 in Room 126, Hyde Hall. This event, which is presented by the UE Library and the UE College Democrats, is free and open to public. Invite your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to attend!

This documentary by filmmaker Michael Moore is a satirical and comedic exploration of contemporary social issues in the United States. The film shows Moore going to other countries to "invade" and "steal" their ideas for creatively solving issues such as health care, education, work, and equality.

Questions? E-mail or go here to find out more.

* Walk A Mile in Her Shoes sexual assault awareness campaign and donation drive

NSLS is partnering with the Albion Fellows Bacon Center for a Walk A Mile in Her Shoes sexual assault awareness campaign and donation drive. You can make a donation to the drive in Ridgway University Center lobby 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., on April 20-22. All donations go to Albion Fellows Bacon Center. 

Donations needed include:

  • TJ Maxx Bags (or something similar)
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash or bar soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Brush or wide tooth comb
  • Small pack of Kleenex
  • Razors
  • Lotion
  • Tampons
  • Hair ties
  • Sweat pants – plain (all sizes)
  • T-shirt – plain (all sizes)
  • Bath towel/washcloth
  • Walmart gift cards
  • Pajamas (all sizes)
  • Slippers (all sizes)
  • Diapers (sizes 3 and 4)
  • Underwear and bras (all sizes)
  • Bedding (XL twin sheets and blankets, pillows and pillow cases)

If you donate, you can enter to win a $10 Jazzman’s gift card!

If we reach our goal of 20 donations, you will get a chance to see President Kazee and Geoffrey Edwards, director for the Center of Student Engagement, in high heels!


Info You Should Know

* Venturing Crew Executive Board Applications: due today!

Apply to be part of Venturing Crew’s executive board! Elected positions include president, vice president of administration, vice president of outings, vice president of activities, treasurer, and quartermaster.

This is a great way to be more involved with the Crew, increase leadership skills, and meet interesting people! Please submit applications or questions to Alex Schmitt at

All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19! An informal interview process will be conducted between the date of application and April 21. Please consider becoming a part of the Venturing Crew executive team!

Download the application here.

* Certified lifeguards for summer open swim needed

The Student Fitness Center is looking for certified lifeguards for open swim Hours 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday this summer. E-mail or stop by the Fitness Center office.

* Senior photos wanted

The University Ceremonies Committee is looking for high quality photos of the Class of 2016 to use in a slideshow at Commencement. For example, the photos could be formal conference presentations, informal group shots, community service project, etc. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 22. Send photos and or questions to Abbi Hanson (, Sarah Cheatham (, or Allison Frazer ( 

* Letterhead and Envelope Orders Due Today

The Office of Content Design has distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. We are able to get a substantial price break on boxes of envelopes (500 quantity) and reams of letterhead (500 quantity) due to the size of the order. Smaller orders placed later in the year will be more expensive.

If you did not receive the ordering information from the Office of Content Design, please e-mail or call ext. 2561. Orders are due April 19, 2016.

* Applications for TEDxEvansville Now Open

The application is now open for speakers at the next TEDxEvansville event on Saturday, October 1. The application deadline is Friday, April 29.

TED is a venue for “exceptional, out-of-the-box thinkers who have ideas that they can’t help but share." Presentations range from 3-18 minutes. Click here to view topics and watch recordings of all 2015 TEDxEvansville talks.

The application can be viewed here.

The Office of Marketing and Communications will gladly assist anyone wishing to apply or brainstorm topic ideas. Please contact Michael Saalman at ext. 5004 or to arrange a meeting.

* Lesley Pleasant, PhD, publishes article

"Dogeared Hate: Yilmaz Arslan’s Brudermord/Fratricide (2005), a new type of Heimatfilm,” an article by Lesley Pleasant, associate professor of German, has been published in the April/May 2016 volume of the German Studies journal, Pandaemonium Germanicum. This paper focuses on the Heimat (home) metaphor of the Pit Bull in Yilmaz Arslan’s Brudermord/Fratricide (2005), a film about Turkish migrants in Germany. Updating the genre for a world of fluid boundaries, Arslan’s film self-reflexively posits transnational Heimatfilm as a possible bridge between “Others," as a means to facilitate conversations that might decrease the violence of the present dog-eat-dog world of the margin the film portrays.

* Join UE's UNICEF Campus Initiative Executive Board

Are you interested in becoming more active on campus? Do you wish to make an impact in the world? Join the UNICEF Executive Board at UE! The deadline to apply is this Friday, April 22. If you have any questions please contact Marcela Pineda ( or Cesar Herculano (

You can find the positions available as well as the application in the link bellow! 

* Summer housing

Are you staying in Evansville over the summer? If so, Residence Life is offering summer housing in Powell Residence Hall. You can find more information about summer housing online here.

Stop by the Office of Residence Life to pick up your summer housing application. Applications are due April 22



* Mathematics article published

Clark Kimberling, prrofessor of mathematics, has a research article in the current issue of the INTEGERS: The Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory. Entitled "Beatty Sequences and Trigonometric Functions," the article proves some newly discovered relations between complementary integer sequences on one hand and the sine and tangent functions on the other. To access the journal and scroll to the article, click here.


Thank You

* Thank you to all who helped make the 53rd Bike Race a success

The 53rd Bike Race was a huge success! In part due to a beautiful day, good food, and help from many people including: grounds, maintenance, physical plant, Student Life staff, security, Evansville Police Department, fitness center work-study students, interns, and intramural supervisors. Thank you!



* Katterhenry ties for MVC lead in record effort

University of Evansville junior Kayla Katterhenry put forth one of the top efforts in Missouri Valley Conference Championship history, carding a 5-under 67 as she moved into a tie for the lead in the second round of the tournament at Harborside International Golf Center (Port Course) on Monday.

Katterhenry’s score tied the MVC Championship record, which was set by Southern Illinois player Alisha Matthews in 2012. The 67 is also a new Purple Aces record. It is one better than Crissy Higgins’s round of 68, which she accomplished in 2008. Prior to today, Katterhenry’s lowest score was a 69 in 2014.

With the round, the Newburgh native moved into a tie for the championship lead. She joins Wichita State’s Taryn Torgeson and Bradley’s Ally Scaccia with scores of 143 going into the final day. All three are one under par going into the final round of 18.

Freshman Maria Pickens continued to play at her best, matching the top score of her collegiate career as she finished Monday’s round with a 74. She stands in a tie for tenth with a 150. Pickens notched a hole-in-one on the 13th hole in Sunday’s opening round.

Third on the team was Maggie Camp. She recorded a 79 on Monday to stand with a 157 going into the final round of 18. Camp is tied for thirty-second. Madison Chaney enters the final day with a 168 while Giulia Mallmann checks in at a 171. Chaney and Mallmann are in forty-seventh and forty-eighth spots, respectively.

Evansville sits in a tie for eigth place with Illinois State. Both schools have a 618. Missouri State is one ahead of the pair with a 617 while UNI is 6th with a 614. Wichita State enters the final round with a 7 stroke lead over Indiana State. The Shockers stand with a 586.

* Florey earns third MVC Newcomer of the Week honor

Another stellar week of Missouri Valley Conference action has seen University of Evansville freshman Morgan Florey earn her third MVC Newcomer of the Week award on Monday.

Florey had a memorable week for the Purple Aces both in the circle and at the plate. Florey finished the week batting .429 with three hits in seven at-bats. All three hits were home runs as she finished with 7 RBI and a slugging % of 1.714. She also drew four walks while getting on base 63.6% of the time and scored four runs.

On the pitching side, Florey picked up two wins, going the distance in the Aces’ wins over Illinois State and stands at 11 wins on the season. She finished with a 3.82 ERA in 14.2 innings of work. She struck out 13 batters and walked just two. Florey opened up the weekend series on Saturday, going 2-3 with five runs batted in and two home runs. Throwing all seven innings, she gave up three earned runs while striking out six.

She was back at it once again on Sunday, throwing another complete game victory while going 1-1 at the plate with her third homer of the weekend. She drove in two runs, scored twice, and walked three times.

Today, Florey and the Aces are in action at Southern Illinois in a conference doubleheader beginning at 3:00 p.m.

* Baseball game against UT Martin canceled

Today’s previously scheduled game against UT Martin has been canceled.

The Skyhawks’ trip to Evansville, which was the second leg of a scheduled home-and-home series this season, will be made up at a future date when UTM will participate in a three-game weekend series at Charles H. Braun Stadium.

The Aces will be back in action on tomorrow when Western Kentucky will pay a visit to Braun Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

* Softball DH at SIU moved to Tuesday, April 19

With inclement weather in the forecast for Wednesday, the University of Evansville will head to Carbondale, Ill., to take on Southern Illinois in a doubleheader this afternoon in games set for 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

After going nearly three years between conference series victories, the Purple Aces have made it 2-for-2 in the last two weekends, earning series triumphs over Wichita State and, most recently, Illinois State. In the 4-2 streak for UE, Morgan Florey has made the difference, picking up three of those wins in the circle along with a save in the other contest. UE is hoping to match a streak in 2013 that saw the squad pick up four-consecutive series wins.

Evansville showed just how much firepower it had at Illinois State over the weekend, notching seven home runs in the 3-game set, including four in the series finale, which gave the Aces their second MVC series win in a row. Sunday’s final tally of four homers was the first time UE racked up that many in a league game since recording four against Creighton on May 8, 2010. The Aces recorded four home runs on two occasions last season, both non-conference games.

Freshman Morgan Florey had another memorable weekend as UE took two out of three from Illinois State. In the two victories, Florey pitched a complete game and now stands with 11 victories on the season. At the plate, the frosh hit .429 with three home runs, seven RBI, four walks and a slugging % of 1.714. Chandra Parr was also strong in the trip to Normal as she hit .600, going 6/10 with two home runs and five runs scored.

Southern Illinois enters the doubleheader with a 25-14 mark and 8-6 in conference play after dropping two out of three to Indiana State. Prior to that, the Salukis took the final two games of a road series at Missouri State.

Shaye Harre is the top hitter for SIU, entering the series with a .340 average. Her 36 hits, 28 runs, 9 home runs, and 31 RBI are all team highs. Sydney Jones checks in with a .304 average for the Salukis. Both have started all 39 games.

This weekend, the Purple Aces are at Indiana State for three games before returning to Evansville for its final four home contests of the season.


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