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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What's Happening Today

* An Evening With G.K. Chesterton - TONIGHT!

All of campus is welcome for a special performance TONIGHT, as nationally known historical impersonator Dr. Chuck Chalberg will be appearing as early 20th century English writer G.K. Chesterton in Koch 100 at 7 p.m. The always witty Chesterton was a prolific journalist and essayist, and wrote novels (his most famous being The Man Who Was Thursday), the Father Brown series of detective stories, Christian apologetics, poetry, and literary criticism. He was a close friend and debate partner to H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw, and helped to inspire C.S. Lewis's conversion to Christianity.

In this one-man show, Chesterton will surprise, confound, and provoke you, as well as make you laugh. This event is being sponsored by the UE Newman Center, and you can contact director Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* CSE Now Has Student Activity Stickers!

The Center for Student Engagement now has student activity stickers in stock! CSE had been out of the stickers due to a shortage from the provider, but that issue has now been resolved!

* Education Majors

Education majors - the Indiana Student Education Association (ISEA) welcomes you to its IDEA Swap event tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in Graves 238. Come join teachers from the community and your fellow peers as they think of ideas and lesson plans!

* SAB Bingo

Want fast cash? Then come to Student Activities Board Bingo TONIGHT In Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m. Don't miss your chance to win up to $50!

* This Week in Music

Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.  The recital will feature various works by Franz Liszt in celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the famed nineteenth-century virtuoso-composer’s birth year.  Included on the program are selections from Liszt’s Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 172a, and Transcendental Études, S. 139.  The concert is part of the UE Piano Series and is free and open to the public.


Upcoming Events

* Delta Sigma Pi- Pie a Professor!!!

Delta Sigma Pi and a few of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration professors invite everyone to Pie a Professor Day! This Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Morton Lawn, Professors Rosen, Johnson, Milner, and Sherman along with Geoff Edwards and Gene Wells have agreed to take some pies to the face for the small fee of $2 per pie! Come out and relieve some stress and if you hit a professor, you will be registered for a free text book rental for the spring semester! So come out and relieve some stress!

* I-House: Nigeria

Did you know that with more than 155 million people, Nigeria has the largest population of any African country? To learn more, attend I-House: Nigeria, presented by students Foluso Alofe, Mannie Omere, and Obinna Uyanna, this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* The Society for Financial Awareness Presents Lunch & Learn Session, October 12

UE faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the second free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn Session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on " Saving for College - Take Advantage of UE's Tuition Remission and Much More." This e event is ponsored by University of Evansville, Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at for questions you may have.


* Humanities Night!

Humanities Night will take place this Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Please join us — and your department — for an evening dedicated to providing post-graduate information to Humanities students. The event will kick-off with welcome remarks from Dr. Sharon Kazee. Students will then break-out into the following academic sessions, featuring panels of experienced alumni and members of the community:

·         Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, English: “Beyond Barista: Applying Your Humanities Skills in the Professional World”

·         Communication: “Jobs Outside the Box: Careers in Communication”

·         Creative Writing: “Writers Wanted: How Your Creative Writing Major Can Help You Get a Job”

·         Foreign Languages, International Studies, Political Science: “The Global UE Experience: The Intersection of Academics, Study Abroad, and Experiential Education”

·         History: “Career Paths for History Majors”

·         Religion: “Stepping Out from Behind the Pulpit: Career Exploration for Religion Majors”

The evening will conclude with a reception for students, faculty, and panelists. Dress is business casual, and student registration begins at 5:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and in conjunction with nearly a dozen academic departments. Please contact  with any questions.

* Wouldn't YOU Like to be in a Music Video?

If so, come join AcesTV and SAB for a night full of fun. Wednesday, Sept. 28, The Stockholm Robot will perform outside the University of Evansville’s Ridgway Center. This free concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Interested in learning more about The Stockholm Robot? Check them out on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Don’t miss your chance to be in a music video!

* Food Advisory Board Meeting

Food Advisory Board meetings will begin meeting next week on Sept. 29.  Meetings will be each Thursday starting at 3 p.m. at the Cafe Court.  Guests are welcome!

* Bi-Sci Plant Sale

The Biological Sciences (Bi-Sci) Club will be having its annual Plant Sale on Oct. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ridgway East Terrace.  They will be selling small and medium-sized potted plants, which have been painted and transplanted by members of the UE Bi-Sci Club.  All proceeds go toward funding the Bi-Sci Club, so come and get a nice, natural decoration for your room or apartment!


Info You Should Know

* Proposing a Course in the 2012 Five-Week Summer Session at Harlaxton College

Faculty who plan to propose a course for the 2012 five-week summer session at Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville, are invited to submit proposals at this time.

To propose a course, please send a Word attachment that includes the course number and title, a catalog-style description, a draft syllabus, and a one-page publicity flyer.  It would also be helpful to have an estimate of any course-related field trip expenses.  Finally, please ask your department chair to email a brief statement of endorsement.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, Oct. 14.  Early submissions are cheerfully accepted. 

All materials should be sent as Word attachments to ek43.

Key dates to assist in planning:

11 May: departure from USA
12 May: arrival in the UK and transfer to Harlaxton College
14 May: classes begin
13 June: classes end—final exams
14 June: departure from Harlaxton College; optional end-of-term trip begins; earliest possible return to USA
18 June: optional end-of-term trip returns to London
19 June: return to USA or independent travel

Upon request, interested faculty can receive a timeline for the development of the 2012 summer session at Harlaxton and information on summer compensation. 

* 91.5 F.M.-WUEV Adds Shows to Lineup

91.5 F.M.-WUEV, the campus radio station of the University of Evansville, has announced the addition of four shows to its program lineup, with a fifth show scheduled to arrive in October.  WUEV has also announced a change in its programming lineup on Sundays, with its Christian music show, The Light, adding hours during the morning, beginning in the month of October.

The show additions to WUEV’s lineup include:
--Monday Afternoon Quarterbacks (every Monday, 5:30-6 p.m.):  a student-run sports talk show centered around regional and national sports topics.  Hosted by students Braden Pretzsch and Edgar Qualkenbush, and featuring other members of the WUEV Sports Staff and guests.

--The Aces Sports Report (every Tuesday, 5:30-6 p.m.):  a sports talk show revolving around the University of Evansville athletics department.  Generally features UE Director of Athletics John Stanley as the primary guest to provide insight into the University of Evansville athletics department.  Hosted by WUEV General Manager Tom Benson and student Braden Pretzsch, The Aces Sports Report also features an interactive question segment for the UE guest via Facebook and Twitter.

--Inside China Today (every Sunday, 8-8:30 a.m.):  a magazine-style radio show giving in-depth information and news on the country of China.  Presented by the SOH Network.

--Important Words (first Sunday of every month, 9-10 a.m.):  a long-form conversation of literary works featuring assistant professor of English, Dr. Mark Cirino, and an expert guest from the literary world.  Important Words will debut on Sunday, Oct. 2 with a discussion of “The Great Gatsby.”  Other works discussed during the fall semester include “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (Nov, 6) and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (Dec. 4).

WUEV also has plans to add an entertainment show, featuring information on various forms of entertainment at the University level, Tri-State level and national level in October.  The show is a cooperative work with the independent, online quarterly magazine

Sundays will also sound different on WUEV during the morning hours beginning in October, as the station’s Christian music show, The Light, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., extending from its current start time of noon.  Currently, WUEV airs jazz music between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sunday mornings.



* Student-Athletes Honored At Academic Breakfast

Eighty-one University of Evansville student-athletes were recognized on Monday morning at the annual Student-Athlete Honors Breakfast at the Ridgway University Center.

Student-athletes earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during at least one semester of the 2010-11 academic year were eligible to participate in the event.  They also received the opportunity to invite faculty and staff who contributed to their academic success.

Guests who spoke at the event included President Thomas Kazee, Athletic Director John Stanley and women’s soccer player Danielle Langness.  Heritage Federal Credit Union sponsored the breakfast and Steve Bugg '86, vice president of marketing at the company, also spoke at the ceremony. 

Below is a list of student-athletes who were honored.  Students with ** next to their names indicate 2011 National College Athlete Honor Society Inductees.  To be an inductee, they must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40, must have achieved at least junior academic standing by the fifth semester and have lettered in their respective sport.

Student-Athlete Sport
Allison Aguilera** Softball
Ashley Altmeyer Women’s Swimming and Diving
Melissa Ball Women’s Swimming and Diving
Andrew Barrett Men’s Cross Country
Lauren Barry Women’s Swimming and Diving
Breanna Beine Women’s Soccer
Briyana Blair** Women’s Basketball
Timothy Bodine Baseball
Jacqueline Carlson Women’s Cross Country
Kasey Cartwright** Women’s Soccer
Jordan Chavis** Men’s Soccer
Sam Cobb** Men’s Golf
Samantha Conrad** Women’s Soccer
Trentt Copeland Baseball
Adam Culiver** Baseball
Brian Denny Men’s Cross Country
Lauren Ellerman Women's Golf
Aleksandra Dzakula** Women’s Tennis
Katlin Ellerson Women’s Basketball
Jill Enge** Women’s Swimming and Diving
Chelsea Falkenstein** Women’s Basketball
Staci Gillum** Women’s Basketball
Colin Gray** Men’s Swimming and Diving
Mathew Hamilton Men’s Cross Country
Jake Harrington Men’s Swimming and Diving
Caitlin Harty Women’s Swimming and Diving
Parker Hensley Men’s Cross Country
Phoebe Hodina** Women’s Swimming and Diving
Alexandra Howard** Women’s Swimming and Diving
Kelby Jenkins Women’s Cross Country
Valerie Jones** Women’s Swimming and Diving
Kevin Kaczmarski Baseball
Katrina Kain Women’s Swimming and Diving
Kendall Kautz Softball
Alyssa Key** Women's Golf
Jessica Knackmuhs Women’s Volleyball
James Kohler Baseball
Theodora Kotsiou Women’s Tennis
Nicole Kreuzman Women’s Cross Country
Danielle Langness** Women’s Soccer
Maggie Little** Softball
April Lubrecht Women’s Volleyball
Maria Lynn Women’s Cross Country
Brooke Maher** Women’s Volleyball
Halie Malone Softball
Colleen Marty** Women’s Soccer
Kepra McBrayer** Women’s Cross Country
Jennifer McFarland Women’s Swimming and Diving
Susan McKinley** Women’s Soccer
Neal Millay** Men’s Golf
Sam Mires** Men’s Cross Country
Daniel Musselwhite Men’s Swimming and Diving
Joel Nash Men’s Soccer
Craig Niemeier Men’s Golf
Kaisi Nixon** Women’s Volleyball
Kyle O’Connor** Men’s Cross Country
Jessica Raatz** Women’s Tennis
Colt Ryan Men’s Basketball
Michael Sainz Men’s Golf
Ellen Sawin** Women’s Volleyball
Lauren Schaftlein** Women’s Cross Country
Trevor Schmidt** Men’s Soccer
Meredith Schmitt Women’s Swimming and Diving
Emily Schultz Women’s Soccer
Jake Schwartz Men’s Cross Country
Lauren Seyller Women’s Volleyball
Pin Sorensen Women’s Tennis
Alexandra Spata** Women’s Swimming and Diving
Zach Taylor** Baseball
Rachel TenHoor Women’s Volleyball
Stephanie Thompson Women’s Soccer
Melissa Thruman Women’s Swimming and Diving
Kyle Tiemann** Men’s Swimming and Diving
Melissa Truex** Women’s Cross Country
Jordan Van Wyk** Women’s Swimming and Diving
Taylor Ware** Women’s Basketball
Sadie Wells Women’s Swimming and Diving
Caitlin Wickes Women’s Volleyball
Hannah Wilson** Women’s Volleyball
Griffin Wood** Men’s Golf



* Women's Golf Wraps Up Day One Of SIUE Intercollegiate

Senior Lauren Ellerman shot a 13-over 85 in Monday’s opening round of the SIUE Intercollegiate as the Purple Aces women’s golf team stands in eighth place following the opening round of play.

Ellerman shot a 44 in the opening nine holes at Sunset Hills Country Club before improving to a 41 on the back nine.  She stands in a tie for 16th going into Tuesday’s final round.

Sydney Skiles was the second Ace on the leaderboard.  The sophomore recorded a 90 in the first 18 holes, tied for 31st overall.  Cathy Doyle recorded a 91 on Monday and was followed by Dana Hayden and Alyssa Key who came in with scores of 94 and 100, respectively.  Freshman Kelly Lamarche recorded a 91 on Monday, playing as a single.

Southern Illinois has a commanding 26-shot advantage going into Tuesday’s final round.  The Salukis had the top four players on the individual leaderboard, led by Cassie Rushing’s 3-over 75 and Margaret Gilley’s 77. 

SIU finished with a 311 while host SIU Edwardsville and Austin Peay stand in a tie for second with a day one total of 337.  Austin Peay (338) and Northern Illinois (344) wrapped up the top five.  Evansville put forth a 360 and stands in eighth, 11 strokes behind seventh place South Dakota. 

On Tuesday morning, the teams will wrap up the tournament with a single round of 18.


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