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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What's Happening Today

* UE welcomes Bulldogs this evening

Redshirt sophomore Ryan Taylor has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week as the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team prepares for a midweek matchup against Drake tonight at 7:00 p.m. inside the Ford Center.

In two games last week, Taylor registered 13.5 points per game while helping the Purple Aces win games over Loyola and Southern Illinois. He started the week with 16 points and three triples in a win over Loyola. He followed that up with 13 points and two more triples in an exciting road victory against the Salukis. He hit five out of 10 from outside in the two games. For Taylor, it marks his second Newcomer of the Week honor this season.

Playing one of its best games of the year, the Purple Aces earned a 75-70 win at Southern Illinois on Saturday, never giving up the lead. Four Aces registered double figures led by Duane Gibson’s career game as he notched 27 points and 10 rebounds on 10-of-15 shooting. Evansville led by as many as 16 points before hanging on for the 5-point win. The low game was working for the Aces as they outscored SIU by a 42-28 margin in the paint. For the game, the Aces shot 54.0% while holding the Salukis to 40%.

Evansville earned a 75-70 win at SIU on Saturday, its 4th-consecutive road win over the Salukis, the longest streak UE has had in Carbondale since the series began in 1927. This is the third time the Aces have won four straight on the road against an MVC opponent as the team defeated UNI in Cedar Falls each season from 1999 through 2002; UE also topped Drake at the Knapp Center from 1997 through 2000.

UE has won four home games in a row over Drake; the longest streak vs. DU since earning six home wins in a row over the Bulldogs from 1996-2001. The longest recent streak against a Valley squad was when UE defeated Bradley nine times in a row at home from 1997-2005. It is also UE’s current longest streak over an MVC squad.

Drake enters Wednesday’s game with a 7-19 mark and a 5-9 league record. The Bulldogs began MVC play with a 5-4 mark, but have lost their last five contests. Reed Timmer continues to pace the Bulldogs in scoring with 15.5 points per game; he gets a lot of work done at the free throw line, knocking down a team-best 101 free throws on the season. Billy Wampler checks in with 10.2 PPG and has connected on a team-high 54 3-pointers. Over the last 15 games, Ore Arogundade has averaged 11.5 points per game while shooting 46% from the field.

The Aces hold a 25-22 lead in the series against the Bulldogs and own a 14-7 lead in games played in Evansville. UE is in search of its fifth-consecutive home win over the Bulldogs and has won the last four home games by an average of 11.75 points per game.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* This Week in Music: Eykamp String Quartet in Recital

The Eykamp String Quartet will present a recital tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The program will feature Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18, No. 6, Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor. As always, Tuesday night concerts are free and open to the public.

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Charlas: Valentine's Day

Students of all levels of Spanish are invited to meet with Belén Alemán Mansilla, a Fulbright FLTA, and talk about Valentine's Day, make cards and share an Argentinian cake at Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today. It is a wonderful opportunity to interact informally in Spanish and to meet other students of Spanish. You can stay as little or as long as you want. Please contact Belén at if you have any questions. ¡Allá nos vemos! Hope to see you today!

Submitted by María Belén Alemán Mansilla


Upcoming Events

* Sunday Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel

All are welcome to join us for mass this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Christian Raab will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at

Submitted by Lilee Robinson

* Tonight's I-House: Love Around the World

At this week’s I-House students from around the world will present how love in their country is shown or celebrated! There will be live music, snacks, crafts, poems, and games. Be sure to stop by TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center to celebrate love and have a good time.

Submitted by Cassie Peterson

* Crick Lecture on music and cognition is today

James Sullivan, assistant professor of music, will give the inaugural Crick Lecture of 2017 today at 4:00 p.m. in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. A short abstract follows:

"Music’s ability to evoke emotion is surely one of the main reasons we listen to it. But how exactly does music evoke emotion? A strand of research in music cognition argues that musical emotion derives in large part from listener expectation: a piece of music is patterned in such a way that it establishes a set of expectations and then either confirms or violates them. Both confirmed and violated expectations have the potential to evoke emotion, as does the act of expectation itself. This presentation will focus on the creation of surprise through violated expectations and, in particular, on expectations and surprises that listeners process quickly and automatically. We will define several different kinds of musical expectation, consider ways that music creatively frames and executes surprises, and explore how we come to have musical expectations in the first place. We will build our discussion around some interesting musical examples and some important experiments in music cognition."

Submitted by Derek Jones

* UE Theatre presents Silent Sky

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents its third production of the season, Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky, in Shanklin Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

In 2015, American Theatre magazine named Lauren Gunderson one of the most produced playwrights in America. In her exciting new play, we meet Henrietta Leavitt, one of the women employed at the Harvard Observatory to process astronomical data gathered by male scientists. A passionate and educated woman, she struggles to balance her own celestial studies, a twinkling workplace romance, and the ethereal bond of siblings. This poetic and poignant play will leave audience members whispering to their special someone, “Let’s go gaze at the stars.”

Professor of theatre Diane Brewer directs Silent Sky. Theatre department chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Ivy Karlsgodt, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, is the costume designer; Avery Reagan, a senior from Conyers, Georgia, is the lighting designer; Benjamin Phillips, a senior from Fort Worth, Texas, serves as the sound designer; Rachel Barkalow, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, is the dramaturg; Mary Claire Smalley, a junior from Nashville, Tennessee, is the stage manager; and professor Chuck Meacham is the technical director.

The cast features sophomore Madeline Easley, from Overland Park, Kansas, as Henrietta Leavitt; sophomore Kathleen Finch, from College Station, Texas, as Margaret Leavitt; freshman Luke Lowrance, from Arlington, Texas, as Peter Shaw; freshman Shannon White, from Rockwall, Texas, as Annie Cannon; and junior Zoie Quinn, from San Antonio, Texas, as Williamina Fleming.

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.

Following Silent Sky, the Shanklin Theatre Season closes with Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, April 7-15, which marks the 50th anniversary of Shanklin Theatre.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488–2031, Monday-Friday, from noon-5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* Spring break mission trip

The Newman Club will be going with USI to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, over spring break. Students will leave on March 6 and return on March 11. Transportation will be provided. Free lodging and scholarship money will be available. Please contact Jenny Koch at if interested.

Submitted by Emily Rodgers

* Sculptor Chet Geiselman exhibits work

The work of sculptor Chet Geiselman is on display in an exhibit at the Krannert Gallery in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts until March 28. A reception will be held for Geiselman at 6:30 p.m. on March 16.

Geiselman earned a BS in Art from the University of Southern Indiana and an MFA in metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

He creates works that combine the familiar materials of wood and steel with re-contextualized found objects. In his works, the interplay of form and content generates a tension that is meditative, awkward, humorous, playful, and ultimately open-ended.

Geiselman grew up in a small German farming community in southern Indiana. His grandfather was a blacksmith, and his father and uncle were welders. Chet learned to weld and build things with his hands at a very early age. Geiselman has taught sculpture and metalsmithing at several colleges and universities over the years. He has shown his sculptures both nationally and internationally including six one-person exhibitions at Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago as well as numerous juried exhibitions. Currently Geiselman is the 3D studio manager and instructor of art – 3D foundations at Ball State University.

* Career Day set for February 28

We expect over 100 employers for Career Day 2017! Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer job? Make plans to attend Career Day on Tuesday, February 28, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Meeks Family Court in Carson Center. See registered employers in JobLink. Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald


Info You Should Know

* Intramurals registration

Registration for floor hockey, inner tube basketball, and singles racquetball is now open. Register a team at by February 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Dana Owens

* UE storm drains

UE has a storm water management program to keep pollutants out of storm drains.

• You can identify storm drains on campus by the red tag or fish stamp.
• Water going down a storm drain is not treated to remove pollutants before going to the river.
• You can help prevent storm water pollution by fixing oil leaks on your car.
• If you see a spill other than water near a UE storm drain, you should call UE security at 812-471-6911 to report the spill.

For more information, go to the storm water quality management web page

Submitted by Jan Schrader



* Rawski has paper published in international journal

Greg Rawski, Schroeder Family dean in the School of Business Administration, and Don Hudson have published their paper “Antecedents and Consequences of IPPD Effectiveness” in the International Journal of Innovation Management.

Submitted by Greg Rawski


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