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Thursday, April 21, 2016

* A note from Karen Marcotte

Dear faculty, staff, and students

I would like to thank everyone so much for the beautiful flowers you have sent to my daughter Stephanie Marcotte’s memorial services in London and Illinois. Also the cards with thoughtful notes about Stephanie.

Stephanie truly enjoyed her time here at your university. She felt like this was her second home and found pleasure in her intellectual pursuits while attending classes and studying archaeology.

The photos of your flags at half-staff in her honor were extremely touching. It was also touching to see so many of you wearing your purple on her behalf and in awareness of cystic fibrosis.

I want to especially thank the University for all the necessities made to help her life easier while she completed her studies there. Please know how appreciated everything has been.


Karen Marcotte


What's Happening Today

* Today is the Greek intervarsity callout

Calling all Greeks! Today from 2:00-4:00 p.m., come and meet staff from Greek Intervarsity. Visit the table on the East Terrace Lawn and consider difficult questions such as, "Can I be Greek and Christian?" or "Does the church hate Greeks?" Talk to Greek IV about the new organization coming to UE in the fall of 2016!

* History Department Spring Lecture Set for today

You are cordially invited to attend the Department of History's Spring Lecture today at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. Our guest speaker will be Paul Kramer, from Vanderbilt University, and his lecture topic is titled The Geopolitics of Mobility: Immigration Policy and US Global Power in the Long 20th Century.

Kramer earned his PhD in history from Princeton University and currently teaches at Vanderbilt University. His first book, The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines, explores the imperial politics of race-making between US and Philippine societies in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book was awarded the Organization of American Historians’ James A. Rawley Prize, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Philippines’ National Book Award in the Social Science category.

He is coeditor of Cornell University Press’s series The United States in the World: Transnational Histories, International Perspectives and was program chair for The United States in the World/The World in the United States, the 2009 annual conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is a member of the editorial boards of Labor: Working-Class History of the Americas, Philippine Studies, and Diplomatic History. He is currently at work on a manuscript on the geopolitics of US racial formations across the long twentieth century. 

* UE Theatre presents Richard III

The University of Evansville’s Department of Theatre proudly presents its final production of the season, William Shakespeare’s Richard III in Shanklin Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 21, 22, 23 and at 2:00 p.m. on April 24.

In The Tragedy of King Richard III, the title character is such a cunning royal reprobate so deformed in body and spirit that even his mother rues the day he was born. In chilling psychopathic fashion, Richard III horrifyingly explains and executes his plans to kill his way to the English throne. Even though he rules with a tyrant’s vengeance that is both backstabbing and bloody, he is such a mesmerizing villain that one dare not turn away.

Artistic director R. Scott Lank directs Richard III. department chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Alison Clifton, a senior from Temple, Texas, is the costume designer; associate professor Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; William Koch, a senior from Santa Claus, Indiana, serves as the sound designer; and professor Diane Brewer is the dramaturg.

The extensive 21-member cast features junior Kit Bulla as Richard; junior Sam Schanwald as Buckingham; junior David Aaron Evans as Lord Grey/Richmond; junior Rachel Woods as Queen Elizabeth; and senior Devin Fluker as Old Queen Margaret.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon - 5:00 p.m.

Thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, any high school student may receive a free ticket to any of the performances, by simply showing their high school ID card at the ticket office.

* 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.

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Newman Club end-of-year Cookout planed for today!

All are invited to join the Newman Club for its end-of-year cookout today from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Come over to the Newman Center and enjoy some time with friends and food before we start finals! We hope to see you there!

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

* This Weekend in Music: operas and ensemble music

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 or free with a valid UE ID.

Three small wind ensembles will join together for a Woodwind Chamber Ensembles concert in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday afternoon, April 24, at 2:30 p.m. The Clarinet Ensemble, under the direction of associate professor of clarinet and department chair Thomas Josenhans; the Flute Ensemble, under the direction of consortium flute instructor Cara Dailey; and the Saxophone Ensemble, under the direction of assistant professor of music education Shawn Teichmer, will perform a variety of works and arrangements from Bach and Mozart to the modern era.

The UE Mixed Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. Associate professor and director of choral activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the choirs in a program that will include works by Bach, Mozart, Fauré, and Sir David Willcocks, just to name a few. Pianists Melanie Baker and Kristin Jones will accompany the ensembles.

The department’s small brass and percussion ensembles will then offer a concert in Neu Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Professor of trumpet Timothy Zifer will conduct the Trumpet Ensemble, while assistant professor of low brass Ken Steinsultz will lead the Low Brass Ensemble, and consortium percussion instructor Ross Erickson will lead the Percussion Ensemble. Musical selections will range from the early Baroque to the present, including works by Samuel Scheidt, Puccini, Debussy, and Erik Satie.

All three ensemble concerts are free and open to the public.

* Reception for Anna Jessen and Calvin Wertman

Please join us for a reception for Anna Jessen and Calvin Wertman on Tuesday, April 26, between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., in the Student Life Lobby on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Refreshments will be provided

Anna and Calvin will be leaving the University after numerous years of service as residential coordinators in the Office of Residence Life. Anna started work there in 2006 and served as a residential coordinator in Hughes Hall. Calvin started work here in 2009 and served as a residential coordinator in Hale Hall. Refreshments will be provided

* Holly Carter to speak at today's Social Science Scholars Lecture

Join Pi Gamma Mu in welcoming Holly Carter, director of Harlaxton College programs, as guest speaker at the Annual Social Science Scholars Lecture today. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder School of Business Building.

Her topic will be "From Theory to Practice: Making a Game of Teaching Medical Sociology."

Carter earned a PhD in sociology/ health services research from the University of North Texas. She earned an MPhil from the University of Glasgow in sociology, studying philosophy, and sociology of the body. She also holds an MPH, MSSW, BA, and BSW, as well as a post graduate certificate in teaching and learning from the UK. As director of Harlaxton College programs, she maintains the US operational side for Harlaxton College in the UK.

* HLC tree planting

The HLC Steering Committee invites you to join with the UE campus community to take part in a celebration of the hard work that went into preparing for the recent visit from the HLC peer review team.

The tree planting will take place on Friday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the lawn area between Hyde Hall and Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

The tree planting will be followed by Fridays @ Five in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. 

* Musicians' conference for handbells, chorus, organ, and chapel choir workshops

The Association of Disciples Musicians will hold its 55th annual conference at the University of Evansville, on July 17-22. This year's theme is "Weave Us Together." There will be classes each day on handbells, chorus, organ, and chapel choir, and a daily worship service in Neu Chapel. Other class options include movement in worship, creative worship, meditative weaving, growing in grace for children's choirs and more. The conference is for clergy, musicians, laity, and anyone who loves church music and worship opportunities. All denominations and faiths are invited. For more information and to register, visit

* Lambda Chi Alpha Teeter-Totter-a-thon

On April 22-24, members of Lambda Chi Alpha will be hosting their annual spring philanthropy, Teeter-Totter-a-thon. For 40 hours straight they will be running their 40 foot teeter totter on Hale Hall's basketball court, off campus, and at their house. All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you are interested in buying a $7 wrist band, good for riding anytime during the 40 hours, or would like to find out more information, visit Ridgway University Center from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, Thursday, April 21, or anytime during the event. Hope to see you all there!

* Tree-planting/retirement reception this weekend

Please join us as we honor M. Gale Blalock and Michael Cullen at the annual Tree-Planting and Retirement Reception this Sunday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m. (William Bootz is also retiring but unable to attend this event). The tree will be planted on the lawn area on the northeast side of Neu Chapel and the reception follows immediately afterward in Dunigan Lounge, Schroeder School of Business. All are invited.

* 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!

* Engineering Excellence Day

Observe greatness at the second annual Engineering Excellence Day!! View the concrete canoe, robotics, electronics, thermosiphon, handicap bicycle, Baja buggy, and the formula car on Friday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the grassy knoll (lawn area east of Ridgway University Center). Visit with the teams and individuals that designed and built the projects in order to learn more about what inspired them. Help thank our special guests and the sponsors who made it possible to achieve these goals. This event is open to the general public, tours of the Department of Engineering and campus will be provided. Be sure and wear your purple!! 


Info You Should Know

* Opportunity to pray the Rosary!

Looking for simple new ways to come closer to your faith? Join Newman Club members Nathan Kabat and Nicolette Fonseca for 20 minutes every Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel as they lead us in the Rosary! We hope to see you there! Please e-mail Nicolette ( or Nathan ( for more information! 

* Summer textbooks

Summer textbooks are now available in the UE Bookstore for both summer sessions. Rental or e-books options are available on most required books. If you rent a book for the summer you have the option to choose your return rental due date as long as it's before August 21. Be sure to get your textbook before you leave for the summer.

* Moving boxes available from UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore has a limited stock of cardboard boxes available for free on a first come, first served basis. Stop by the Bookstore now or during buyback. Please limit quantity to two as this time.

* CHEM 100 is offered in Summer 2

CHEM 100 (Fundamentals of Chemistry) will be offered in summer session 2 (June 20-July 22). The class satisfies a science general education requirement. Please contact assistant professor of chemistry Todsapon Thananatthanachon at for more information. 

* BIOL 107 to be offered Summer I online

Exercise science majors, pre-Doctor of Physical Therapy students, and other science majors may be interested in taking BIOL 107 D01 – General Biology online during Summer I (May 16 to June 17). Please contact Noah Gordon ( for more details.

* 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 ( 

* 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

* UE's Phonathon is hiring student callers!

The Office of Annual Giving is hiring student callers for Phonathon. This is a paid position starting at $8.25 an hour with incentive pay. Calling takes place on nights and weekends. Please apply by e-mailing Jennifer Jacobs at

* Reminder - April Pcard cycle ending

The April Pcard cycle which began on March 22 ends on April 21. As of April 23, cardholders may schedule and run the April Cycle report. April transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until April 28. On April 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the April cycle. 



* Browning-Miller Award winners

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Browning-Miller Advancement of Archaeology Awards to support student participation in archaeological excavations. They are: Emily Corrigan (Sanisera Field School, Menorca, Spain), Abigail Miles (Jezreel Expedition, Israel), Isaac Rainey (Jezreel Expedition, Israel), Joshua Schuster (Jezreel Expedition, Israel), and Becca Webb (Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois). The Browning-Miller Endowment was established in 2012 in order to raise the profile and the prestige of the University of Evansville's archaeology program and to increase public awareness; the department is grateful to the Browning-Miller family of Evansville for its generous support.

* Senior Joy Grace Chen wins prestigious writing award

Please join the creative writing faculty in congratulating senior Joy Grace Chen on winning the Norton Writer's Prize, a national competition that is awarded annually for an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate. Chen's essay Fermentation took first place, and the judges admired her "use of form, tone, attention to sensory language, dialogue, and pacing." One judge wrote, “Each vignette adds to the author’s ability to finally see the truth of her parents’ world—and her own truth—for what they are.” This is an incredibly competitive award, which comes with a cash prize, publication, and serious bragging rights. Way to go, Joy Grace!

* Faculty member receives national recognition

Lisa Kretz, assistant professor of philosophy has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

* 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.



* Williams homers again in Aces win over Western Kentucky

Korbin Williams continued his impressive sophomore campaign on Wednesday evening, hitting his fourth home run in as many games to lead the University of Evansville Baseball team to a 6-2 victory over visiting Western Kentucky at Charles H. Braun Stadium.

The sixth inning solo shot solidified UE’s lead in the contest and it was a fitting cap for the Castle High School product’s performance over the course of the four-game Aces home stand. Williams left the park in three of the four contests, hitting .357 while knocking in six scores.

“Korbin is playing with a lot of confidence right now,” UE head coach Wes Carroll said. “It was great to see him run into another one tonight. He’s an explosive bat in the line-up for us, and we’re going to need him this weekend and down the stretch.”

The homer was the thirty-eighth of the season for the Aces (21-14), a total that ranks as the highest single-season mark for a UE squad since 2010.

UE drew first blood in the contest with singles from Jeff Christen, Stewart Nelson, and Eric McKibban scratching across a score in the third inning, and the Aces would go on to add two more an inning later as back-to-back extra-base hits from Boomer Synek and Williams doubled the advantage. Matt Jones tacked on another with a two-out single up the middle.

However, the Hilltoppers (19-18) answered back in the ensuing frame, pushing two runs across on Harrison Scanlon and Leiff Clarkson singles to make it 3-2.

Austin Allinger, who was given the starting nod in the contest, tossed just 2.2 innings before ceding the mound to the bullpen, and Blake Swanger was ultimately credited with his first career victory after allowing two hits over 1.1 frames. Brian Jestice was allowed both WKU scores, ending a streak of 26.2 consecutive innings for UE relievers without giving up an earned run.

“We were ready to play from the first pitch tonight, and our pitching staff did an outstanding job again for us,” Carroll said. “We wanted to short start Austin tonight so that we would have every option available going into this weekend. Our bullpen been throwing great, and we knew they’d give us a chance today.”

WKU’s Logan Weins picked up the loss to drop to 2-3 on the year.

Following Williams's sixth inning blast, Trey Hair tripled home a run in the seventh and later scored on a throwing error to account for the game’s final score.

The Aces will return to action this weekend as the team sets out for the first road Missouri Valley Conference series of the season when they pay a visit to Missouri State. 


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