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Friday, September 30, 2011

What's Happening Today

* International Club: Bazaar Call Out Meeting

It’s that time of year again – the 25th annual International Bazaar is just around the corner and the International Club needs YOUR help to make it a success! Join them Friday at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Moore Hall to learn about the fantastic booths, food, performances, and advertising involved. See you there!


* 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!


Upcoming Events

* It's Yearbook Picture Time!

Stop by the yearbook table and have your picture taken for the 2012 LinC.  It's FREE for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, exchange students, Intensive English students and non-graduating seniors.

Tuesday,  Oct. 4
Ridgway University Center, first floor
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Ridgway University Center, first floor
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6
Ridgway University Center, first floor
5 to 9 p.m.


* 2011 LinCs Available at Ridgway University Center

Still haven't picked up your 2011 LinC?

Stop by the yearbook table in Ridgway University Center this week at the following times: Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. to get your book.  If you can't make it during those times, yearbooks can still be picked up in Student Publications, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  

* A Cause, Some Cardboard, and an Open Mind

Come out to help end homelessness. Create a team. Build a box. Meet new friends. Share an experience you’ll never forget. Help make the 2011 Box City the biggest ever!

Homelessness is on the rise during these hard economic times, and it has even doubled in some states over the past year.  The main reason people become homelessness is because they cannot find housing they can afford.  Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, work diligently to build cost-effective and affordable housing to end homelessness.  Our event will spotlight organizations like Habitat as well as share information about what homelessness really looks like for people here in Evansville, Indiana, the United States, and even for the world.
We would like to invite you or a group of your friends to form a team, compete in our Boxed-In Design Contest, and help us raise awareness on this important issue.  If you or your group wish to stay the night, that would be awesome as well.

Create a box shelter, bring a tent, or sleeping bag to Morton/ Neu Chapel Lawn. You’ll be served food and drinks. There will be a lot going on: activities, music, games and of course the Boxed-In Design Contest.

The setting - Monday, Oct. 3 -    Morton/ Neu Chapel Lawn
Registration can be sent anytime to Calvin Wertman,  in Residence Life
Speakers will begin talking about their experience with homelessness at 8 p.m.
Building start at 7 p.m. and run to a little after 10 p.m.
Sleep out from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (activities 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.)

The Why
To raise awareness of and address the critical problem of homelessness in Southern Indiana, the United States, and the world.

The Organizers
The Hale Hall RAs and Village Neighborhood coordinatorsare just a good group of guys and one great gal looking to make a difference.

Habitat for Humanity International is founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to build together in partnership.


* Sharon Kazee to Speak at Andiron Lecture

Dr. Sharon Kazee will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture is at 4 p.m., with a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m. Her topic will be “Arts for Our Sake: The Arts Imperative in Today’s Educational Climate.”

Sharon Kazee earned her PhD in educational administration at the University of South Carolina. Before coming to Evansville, she served as the dean and vice president for arts and academics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, as fine arts coordinator with Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, and curriculum specialist for performing arts with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. She recently received the Individual Research Initiative Award presented by the Arts Schools Network. Through her active community involvement, she is an advocate for arts and education initiatives.

In today’s educational environment, where uniform curriculum standards and high-stakes accountability are center stage, much of the recent research supporting arts education focuses on the extrinsic benefits of studying the arts. These studies indicate the arts are a vehicle for improvement in areas beyond themselves, such as academic performance, attendance, and behavior.  In contrast, this presentation will focus on the intrinsic value of the arts and why they are essential components of our students’ educational experience. Kazee will discuss her research related to musical expression and the current challenges encountered by arts advocates and educators.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts at 812-488-2589.

* Appeals on Wheels

Interested in how an Appeals Court case is processed? If you are, you should come to Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and watch Appeals on Wheels! At this event, which is free and open to the public, three Indiana Supreme Court judges will hear oral arguments. If you have questions, contact Deb Howard, professor of law and director of legal studies, at ext 2389 or Kay Norris at ext. 2687. This event is being sponsored by the Department of Law, Politics & Society and Phi Alpha Delta.

* Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia UE Idol

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is proud to present the annual UE Idol! The theme for this year is 90's music, so come have a great time playing/singing your childhood favorites! Not musical?  No problem - come watch! The event will be Oct. 21 in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Cost is just $15 to enter an act (of any size), or $5 for audience members.  Performers please give a copy of your sheet music or lead sheets to Nick Seibert at by Oct. 4 so that the band can rehearse your song.


* Public Talk on Buddhism, Neu Chapel, Friday, October 7

The Ven. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will present “Compassion: The Heart of the Spiritual Path” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, in Neu Chapel.

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche was born in 1950 in Kham, East Tibet. At an early age, he was recognized as the third incarnation of the terton Terchen Barway Dorje by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. Terchen Barway Dorje, who lived at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, was a student of the 14th Karmapa, the 9th Tai Situ Rinpoche, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, and many other masters of his time.

In 1977, after completing many years of study and practice, and at the direction of the 16th Karmapa, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche relocated to the U.S. to help establish Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) in Woodstock, New York. Together with the Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the abbot of KTD, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche worked for 31 years helping establish KTD and its affiliates. In 2003, and with the blessing of H.H. the 17th Karmapa, Rinpoche founded Kunzang Palchen Ling (KPL), a Tibetan Buddhist Center in Red Hook, New York.

KPL is a religious organization that serves to bring teachings of all Tibetan lineages to the West, and especially to preserve the terma teachings of Terchen Barway Dorje.

* Avoiding the Freshmen 15

"Avoiding the Freshman 15” will be held Monday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. in Room 113 of Carson Center. This is a series of topics that will cover ways to stay fit and healthy while away at school and living on your own. Topics will include healthy eating choices, fitness programs, self- defense class, weight training, avoiding the “Freshman 15” and more. Register by phone at ext. 2622, email, or stop by the Fitness Center.

* National Make a Difference Day

National Make a Difference Day is Oct. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Many volunteers are needed! UE participates in this national day of service annually and we are eager to once again extend a hand to the community. Thousands of people across the nation will be unified in an attempt to help others and we want each of you to be apart of this national effort. Sign up sheets are available for groups and individuals on the Center for Student Engagement website at under the community service link. The 2011 Registration deadline is Oct. 7. Please complete the form and email it to the Office for Community Service Initiatives at Please email CSI if you have any questions.



Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore Textbook Return Process

The UE Bookstore is beginning its textbook return process beginning with used inventory.  If you still need a textbook for your class please come to the Bookstore and purchase your book at your earliest opportunity.  If you would like the Bookstore staff to hold a book for you before they return textbooks they will be happy to do so.  Please check with the staff at the textbook counter in the Bookstore and let them know. But in any case, once the books are returned (especially used texts) it will be difficult to order a book back in for you.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Would You Like to Present Undergraduate Research?

The 26th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2012, will be held March 29-31, at Weber State University in Ogden Utah.  Undergraduate students are invited to give formal presentations or displays of original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors in all academic areas.  Each year the Undergraduate Research Committee provides travel expenses for a number of students attending the National Conference.  If you are interested in presenting at NCUR and would like funding from the Undergraduate Research Committee, please email one copy of an abstract to by 5 p.m. on Oct. 13. The Undergraduate Research Committee will review abstracts and determine which submissions will receive funding. (The deadline for submission of abstracts to NCUR is Nov. 15).

Presentations/Displays may take the following form:
Oral presentations,
Poster presentations,
Performing/Visual arts (Music, Dance, Theater, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Other Applied Arts, Video and

See the web site for the format requirements of the abstract, a sample abstract and other details about the meeting.



* Birth Announcement

Geneva Davis, senior administrative assistant in Security, announces the birth of a grandson, Connor Patrick Perry on Wednesday, Sept. 28. He weighed eight pounds and was 21 inches long. His parents are Heather and Jason Perry.


* Dennis Malfatti

Dennis Malfatti, associate professor of music, recently published an article in the Fall 2011 edition of ICDA Notations, the quarterly publication of the Indiana Choral Directors Association.  His article addresses a growing concern that college directors whose choirs are chosen to perform at annual conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, typically avoid programming music written prior to 1900.   The article seeks to encourage choral conductors to program more repertoire written over the course of Western choral music’s entire 600 year history by approaching older works with renewed vitality and by avoiding the increasingly common view that music written before 1900 should be performed only for historical interest. 

* Doctor of Physical Therapy Program News

The Department of Physical Therapy recently received news that all of the 2011 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates passed the physical therapy licensure exam on their first attempt.  Congratulations to the graduates and the physical therapy faculty for a job well done.



* Women's Soccer To Commence Conference Play Saturday vs. Creighton

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team looks for a fresh start this weekend, hosting Creighton in the Aces’ first Missouri Valley Conference match of the 2011 season. Up against the reigning regular season and tournament champions, Evansville enters Saturday’s contest with a 1-7-4 non-conference record. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium Saturday

The Purple Aces own a 14-12-1 overall lead in the all-time series, but the Jays have won the last four meetings. Evansville and Creighton last met in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinal match on Nov. 5, 2010 in Omaha, Neb. Creighton earned the shutout, 5-0, outshooting the Aces, 22-6. UE last met the Bluejays at home on Oct. 29, 2009. CU won 4-1. Evansville last topped Creighton on Oct. 25, 2008 with a 5-2 victory.

Last Week: 1-0-1
Sept. 23, vs. UNI, 1-0, W
Sept. 25, at Wyoming, 0-0, T

In 2010, Creighton finished with a 15-4-2 record and 5-1-0 mark in the MVC, taking both the regular season and tournament titles. Creighton enters Saturday’s match with a 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference record after topping Northern Iowa at home, 1-0, last Friday. Most recently, the Bluejays come off a 0-0 draw with Wyoming, despite being outshot 25-6 in the contest. Goalkeeper Alicia Montgomery recorded 13 saves and her 19th career shutout. Montgomery has recorded four shutouts this season, playing 457:05 minutes with a 0.79 GAA, 37 saves, .902 save percentage, and 3-3-1 record. Offensively, Brittney Neumann has done most of the work, tallying four goals, one assist, and nine points. Five other players have scored one goal apiece. All 10 of CU’s matches have been decided by one or two goals, as the Jays have not scored nor given up more than two goals in a single contest and lead the MVC with six shutouts. Sophomore Shonna Fraiser is the reigning MVC Defensive Player of the Week, helping the Jays to three straight shutouts, while scoring the winning goal at UNI.

EVANSVILLE (1-7-4, 0-0 MVC)
Last Week: 0-1
Sept. 24, vs. IPFW, 0-1, L

Evansville is currently in the midst of its longest winless drought in program history, dating back to 1993. The Aces have not recorded a win in eight matches, going 0-5-3 since their last victory on Aug. 28 over Valparaiso. Evansville looks to end the drought Saturday.

Eight of UE’s 12 non-conference matches were decided by zero or one goal. In addition, Evansville has not lost nor won a match in overtime this season, despite going beyond regulation four times. All four ended in a draw.

Goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison ranks first in the nation for goalie minutes played. Harrison who has played all 1160:00 minutes for the Aces has not allowed a goal in four double overtime periods. Harrison also ranks fourth in the NCAA in total saves with 79. In 2010, Harrison broke UE’s single-season record with 116 saves.

Against IPFW, Harrison recorded one save, a season-low, mostly due to the top defensive play of UE’s back line. Senior Sam Conrad, juniors Danielle Langness and Kasey Cartwright, and freshman Tatiana Pagan did a nice job of redirecting the ball before the Mastodons were able to reach the net’s last line of defense.

Sophomores Kaitlin Robinett and Stephanie Thompson have each tallied three goals this season, leading the Aces’ offense. Tasha Prentice (2), Kasey Cartwright, Kristen Davis, Taylor Brand, and Danielle Langness have also found the back of the net this fall.

After Saturday’s home contest, the Aces hit the road for three consecutive road matches, heading to Illinois State (10/9), Northern Iowa (10/15), and Indiana State (10/19). UE returns home on Oct. 23 to face Drake at 1 p.m. .

* Volleyball Looks To End Streak

The University of Evansville volleyball team will look to put a halt to a five-match losing streak as they travel to Southern Illinois to face off against the Salukis at 7 p.m. Friday night.

On Tuesday, the Purple Aces dropped a 3-1 decision to Lipscomb at the Carson Center to fall to 11-8 on the season.  After taking a dominating 25-15 win in the opening frame against the Bisons, the Aces dropped the final three games as Lipscomb took the match.

Ashley Ring was the lone Ace to hit double figures in kills with 11 while senior Ellen Sawin set a new career mark with 19 digs.  Sawin continues to lead the Missouri Valley Conference in assists on the season with a total of 758.

Southern Illinois enters Friday?s contest with an overall mark of 7-6 and an identical 1-3 MVC record.  Last time out, the Salukis topped SIU Edwardsville in five sets, 3-2.  After opening up a 2-0 lead in the match, the Cougars rallied to send the match to a deciding set where the Salukis sealed the victory with a 15-7 win.  Over the weekend, SIU split a pair of league matches, taking a 3-1 victory over Drake on Friday before falling to Creighton, 3-1, on Saturday.

Offensively, SIU is led by Jessica Whitehead and Laura Thole, who have put up 177 and 174 kills, respectively.  On the defensive end, they are led by Bailey Yeager's 197 digs.

The squads split a pair of matches last season as the Aces picked up a 3-0 win over the Salukis at the Carson Center.  In the second meeting in Carbondale, SIU took a 3-2 win in five sets as Jennifer Berwanger recorded a 29-kill outing.  Hannah Wilson averaged 16.0 kills against Southern Illinois last season, including a career-high 20 at Davies Gym.  The Aces will be looking for their first win in Carbondale since the 2006 season.

After Friday's match, Evansville will have a week off before taking to the road for matches at Illinois State and Indiana State on Oct. 7 and 8. 

* Purple Aces Set For Greater Louisville Classic

Following a strong showing in last week’s Saluki Invitational, the University of Evansville cross country team will look for a similar result in Saturday’s Greater Louisville Classic.

Both the Aces men’s and women’s teams recorded second place finishes last week.  Sophomore Kelby Jenkins and junior Lauren Zeabart paced the women’s team with top five finishes.  Jenkins recorded a 19:07 in the 5-K to take second place while Zeabart ran a 19:18 as the women finished 22 points behind Southern Illinois.

The men’s team was led by sophomore Andrew Barrett, who ran a 26:34 in his 8-K race to come in sixth place.  Cody Stein and Josh Genet also recorded top ten finishes as the Aces took second place honors.

Saturday’s meet will be held at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky.  It is the tenth annual event and will feature a field that includes Marquette, Marshall, South Florida, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Kentucky.  The men will begin the action at 10:45 a.m. before the women will run at 11:30 a.m.

Evansville will take next weekend off before returning home for the University of Evansville Invitational.  The second home meet of the year will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at the UE Cross Country Course.

* Women's Tennis Back In Action At UK Invitational Tournament

On Friday, the University of Evansville women's tennis team will return to the courts to begin play at the UK Invitational, which is being hosted by the University of Kentucky.

Tournament play begins at 7:30 a.m. on Friday with doubles while singles play will begin at 11 a.m.  The tournament will continue on Saturday with the doubles finals and the second round of singles before wrapping up on Sunday with the singles finals.

Evansville opened up the fall season two weeks ago at the BGSU Invitational.  Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James led the way for the Aces, going a perfect 3-0 to win their doubles flight.  The duo wrapped up their perfect weekend with a win over the top duo from IPFW.

Kotsiou also had a successful run as a single as she recorded a third place finish in her flight.  Also recording a third place finish was Kelsey Costales.  Aleks Dzakula and Emily Richardson put up fourth place efforts at BGSU.

Along with Evansville, eight other schools are scheduled to play this weekend including; Kentucky, Kansas, Purdue, Miami (Ohio) and Cleveland State.


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