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Saturday, March 19, 2011

* The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For Survey

The University of Evansville is once again participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.

This particular program is designed to survey a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty and administrators.

If you are included in this random sample, you will receive an e-mail invitation beginning this Sunday, March 20, encouraging you to take part in this survey.

If you receive the invitation, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so please take the time to share your feedback. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, UE will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.

This is an anonymous survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback is critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by
ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.

Thank you in advance for your participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of those who work at UE.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Himstedt, director of university relations at lh133



What's Happening Today

* UE Theatre Production of Emma Opens This Weekend

The UE Department of Theatre opens the play Emma, by Howard Zinn, Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the May Studio Theatre. The show continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. on March 19, 21, 22, 23, and 24, and at 2 p.m. on March 20. Based on the life of the American Anarchist Emma Goldman, Howard Zinn’s Emma observes her life as she progresses from a mere textile factory worker into a revolutionary anarchist.

Senior Teresa Sapien directs the play with freshman Alex Raby in the title role. The cast includes senior Robb Gallegos as Vogel/Most; juniors Julia Bynum as Anna, Patrick Kramer as Fedya, Toby Onwumere as Reitman, John White as Sachs; sophomores Aaron Fentress as Sasha, Evan Nasky as Gregory/ McKinley, Rosa Palmeri as Helena, Benjamin Theobald as Vito, Kayli Warmker as Rosie/Miss O’Neill; and freshmen Lilli Hokama as Jenny, Kelsey Miller as Mother/ Lizbeth, Katie Nykanen as Almeda, Brian Schwartz as Father/ Frick, Olivia Shadid as Dora/ Secretary, and Spencer Shain as Lavine/Hoover/Man. The production team for Emma consists of all UE students, including senior scenic designer Elise LeBreto; juniors Austin Pettinger  and Brandon Bagwell, as costume designer and lighting designer, respectively; and sophomore sound designer Brian Gonner.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff.
UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at noon the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is very limited. For reservations, call the ticket office at 812/488-2031.



Upcoming Events

* Car Talk!

Do you own a car?  Thinking about buying one? Then come to Car Talk on Saturday, April 9, 2-4 p.m., Hale basketball court. Hale and Morton/Brentano staff will host this Define Your Life event designed to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about cars and more!  Participants will learn about all aspects of car care, from tire pressure and rotation to campus services for drivers to buying/selling, insurance, and how to not get ripped off.  Car Talk is free and is sure to be fun and informative for everyone!

* The Washington Center Visit

A representative from The Washington Center will be on campus Wednesday, March 23.  She will be in the Ridgway University Center lobby at the Walnut Street entrance table from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., between classroom visits.  She will also conduct an information session from 3-4 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  This event is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.


* This Week in Music

The UE String Ensemble will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, March 20, at 4p.m.  The ensemble, led by Director of Orchestral Activities Thomas Dickey, will perform works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, J. S. Bach, and Frederick II, King of Prussia.  Professor Emeritus of Organ Douglas Reed will join the ensemble also for a performance of Handel’s Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major, subtitled “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” for its imitation of bird calls. The concert is free and open to the public.

UE student and mezzo soprano Brittany Brazinski will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

* Prayers for Japan and Second Sunday in Lent at University Worship

At University Worship this Sunday, MArch 20 in Neu Chapel, at 10:30 a.m., there will be prayers for Japan and observance of the second Sunday in Lent.

"The season of Lent will be observed in University Worship for the next five Sundays," says UE Chaplain Tamara Gieselman. "Lent is a time of reassessment and renewal of one’s faith through a variety of spiritual disciplines and devotion. Join us for a time of reflection this Sunday as we consider intentional discipleship for the transformation of the world.

Leading worship through music this Sunday: Joe Luegers, keyboard and bass guitar; Tim Gaisser, percussion; Alyssa Padilla, Cantor; Schola Cantorum, and Douglas Reed, University Organist. Special commissioned hymn to be sung for the people of Japan, When Innocence is Fractured.  Tamara Gieselman preaching: The Lie of Groundhog Day, John 3: 1-17.  Everyone is invited!


* Racism, Stereotyping and Prejudice: How do we handle it?

What questions do you have about racism, stereotyping and prejudice in society today? “Are stereotypes factual?” “Is racism still practiced in today’s societies?” UE psychology department Professor, Margaret Stevenson, will be answering these questions and more during an informative presentation at the upcoming weekly meeting of the Black Student Union. Dr. Stevenson will address the truths and myths about racism, stereotyping and prejudice in society today. A question and answer session will be available after her presentation. The Black Student Union meets weekly on Tuesdays at 5pm in SOBA 273.

* Spudz Day for Easter Seals

Come to Spudz-N-Stuff on the East Side on Tuesday, March 22nd, to help raise money for Easter Seals and the Rehabilitation Center! $1 of every meal purchased that day will be donated to Easter Seals. Spudz Day starts at 10:30am and continues until 9:00pm at 815 S. Green River Road. For more information please contact David Riedford at

* Open Reception

On March 23, 2011, a reception for guest speaker Larry Reed will be held in Dunnigan Lounge (SOBA 160). This opportunity to talk with Mr. Reed and welcome him to campus will last from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Come enjoy some free snacks, and meet a very interesting man!

To see Mr. Reed's bio, visit or

* Investing Basics for Everyone

The last session of the Lunch and Learn series for this semester is set for  noon–12:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in Room 100, Koch Center, This is free to UE community and the public (bring your lunch).  Dr. Nelson Rivers will cover:  knowing yourself - identifying your characteristics; budgeting and debt management; different types of investments; some of the risks and returns of investing; and planning for your retirement.  This series is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.  For more information, contact Judy Caldwell, or 488-2476. 

* EXSS Forum on April 6

There will be an Exercise and Sports Science Forum on Wednesday, April 6 at 6 Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  A panel of professionals from the EXSS field will answer students’ questions and provide information about many different career paths.  Following the forum, there will be time to network with the panel.  If you have questions, please contact Career Services, 488-1083/ or Sam Cartwright at sc210.

* Lecture on Late Ottoman Jerusalme in Photos

Issam Nassar, associate professor of history at Illinois State University, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 24 at 4 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. His topic will be “The History of Late Ottoman Jerusalem in Photos.” Nassar is co-editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and specializes in Middle East cultural history with special interest in photography.

His publications include: Gardens of Sand (2010), I Would Have Smiled: Photographing the Palestinian Refugee Experience (2009), European Portrayals of Jerusalem: Religious Fascinations and Colonialist Imaginations (2006); Different Snapshots: Early Photography in Palestine: 1850-1948 (in Arabic, 2005); Photographing Jerusalem (1997).  He is the co-editor of several books including: Pilgrims, Lepers and Stuffed Cabbage: Essays on Jerusalem's Cultural History (2005); Ottoman   Jerusalem in the Jawharieh Memoirs: Volume One of the Memoirs of the Musician Wasif Jawharieh, 1904-1917 (2003).

This lecture is being presented by UE’s Department of History and College of Arts and Sciences.

Nassar is co-editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and specializes in Middle East cultural history with special interest in photography.

* Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class

We are once again offering the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class to any interested female students! This comprehensive course for women begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.  The sessions will be held Saturday (March 26) and Sunday (March 27), from 1-4pm and will take place in the aerobics room in the Fitness Center.  There will also be an hour-long information session earlier in the week.  
If you are interested and can attend BOTH SESSIONS, please e-mail Jessica Zellers, Coordinator of Health Education and Wellness Programs, at

* Nursing Presents Sexual Health Program

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE Nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 251 on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:00 p.m.  Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy!


Info You Should Know

* Foreign Languages Department Photo Contest

The Department of Foreign Languages invites students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major requirement to submit photos to the Foreign Language Department Photo Contest. If you studied abroad in Spring 2010, Summer 2010 or Fall 2010, you may submit up to 3 photos from your study abroad experience for the contest.  Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to The first place photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office - feel free to stop by and see winners from the past! You should submit your photos to Foreign Languages in Room 350, Olmsted Hall, by Wednesday, March 23, and put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet. The Department of Foreign Languages would love to display them on its bulletin board.  If you have questions, contact Kimberly at

* 2011-2012 Letterhead and Envelope Orders

The Office of Publications distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information to departments earlier this week. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. Theyare 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 have not received the ordering information from the Office of Publications, please click on the electronic version of the information for letterhead or envelopes, e-mail, or call ext. 2561.


* Career Webinar Series for Graduates

Not making progress that you want towards your job search? Would you like to hear from career experts who can help you find that competitive edge? Every Wednesday beginning March 23, 2-3 p.m., in Room172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building,  the Office of Career Services will host the following 1 hour webinars:

March 23 – Career Exploration and Planning

March 30 – Building a Mentoring Network

April 6 – Used LinkedIn to Jump Start Your Career

April 13 – Ace Your Interview

April 20 – Twitter Equals a Great Job

April 27 – Listening Skills & the Job Search

May 4 – Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Use this opportunity to improve your job searching techniques to land not just your first job but your best job.
For more information contact Career Services at 488-1083, or


* April 1 Deadline to Drop With a "W"

Don’t forget that Friday, April 1, is the last day to drop a spring class.  Drops will be posted with a ‘W’ grade.  If you need to drop a class, fill out a yellow Add/Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall room 106), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 1.

* Faculty Reminder

Faculty are reminded that Summer and Fall 2011 book adoptions can be submitted to theUE  Bookstore by March 31 if at all possible.  ALSO any faculty member who needs regalia rented for May graduation should contact the Bookstore by March 25.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Help Win the War on Hunger

Help the University of Evansville buy a skid of food to help feed area families!
Please donate in one of the following ways:
1) Make a monetary pledge at this site:  http://www.surveymonkey/s/HungerPledge2011
(The first 50 pledging over $3.00 will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee drink at Jazzman’s)

2) Purchase discounted $5 meal cards for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Café Court.  
Discounted Meal Cards will be available on Wednesday, March 16 and Friday, March 18 in Café Court in Ridgway University Center.  

Ticket sales are coordinated by the Office Staff Association.  The entire purchase price will be donated to the War on Hunger.

3) Purchase designated non-perishable food with cash or Flex to be donated directly to the War on Hunger.

Watch for these food items available at Café Court starting Wednesday!

This Drive ends at Noon on March 22. All donations go directly to the Evansville Salvation Army Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen.




* William Baer's Latest Book

Professor of English William Baer’s latest book, Psalter: A Sequence of Catholic Sonnets, was released earlier this month at the annual convention of The Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Washington, D.C., by its publisher Truman State University Press.  Psalter is a collection of 55 Biblically-based sonnets, and it’s received pre-publication praise from Richard Wilbur, Fr. George Rutler, and many others.  This is Baer’s sixteenth published book and his fifth collection of poetry.  His poems have been published individually in numerous journals, including The American Scholar, The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, London Magazine, Ploughshares, Poetry, Raritan, and The Southern Review




* Soccer Recruits

A class that includes members of the NSCAA High School and Youth All-America teams, USYSA Region II Olympic Development Program team, and USYSA National Finalists highlight one of the top classes in the nation for the 2011 UE men's soccer recruiting class. Head Coach Mike Jacobs and his coaching staff announce the signing of 12 recruits, including Zach Byrd, Joel Craig, Patrick Hodges, Charlie Macias, Peter May, Derek Rehagen, Luis Romero, Kevin Schafer, Drew Schall, Nick Schroeder, Eric Teppen and Dylan Terry.

Byrd is one of the top midfield prospects in the nation, and was recently named both NSCAA High School and Youth All-America.  He was also recipient of the Kentucky State Player of the Year and named Mr. Kentucky in high school soccer.  He represents the USYSA Region II Olympic Development Program, and has led his Lexington FC to Kentucky State Cup championships in 2008 and 2009.  He was named to the 2008 Super Group All-Star Team at the Disney College Showcase, and was honored as the 2009 Kentucky Youth Soccer Eurosport player of the year for his performance in youth soccer and with ODP. 

Craig is a creative midfielder who has been a standout at the youth and high school levels. He has led his Blast FC team to the USYSA Ohio South State Cup Championship on 4 different occasions, and has been a member of the Region II Olympic Development Program.  Craig was named to All-Conference and All-District teams for his play with Big Walnut HS this season.  Craig was an AcesSoccer Camp All-Star in 201

Hodges is an athletic central defender that has evolved into one of the top players in the state of Indiana.  He was a key contributor on the FC Evansville Under-18s that won the Indiana State Cup Championship in 2010, and was coached by Aces Associate Head Coach Marshall Ray.  Hodges currently plays for the Saint Louis Scott Gallagher Metro team in the United States Soccer Development Academy.  He was named All-State for Harrison HS this season, where he teamed with fellow classmates Drew Schall and Eric Teppen to win the SIAC .  Hodges was an Aces Soccer Camp All-Star in 2010. 

Macias is a versatile left-side player who can play in the back, midfield or up front.  He plays left back for the Crew Soccer Academy of the US Soccer Development Academy.  Macias was a key contributor for the Team Ohio COSA FC that was USYSA Region II semifinalists in 2009.  He was the leading scorer and Most Valuable Player for St. Charles Prep HS. Macias was an Aces Soccer Camp All-Star in 2010. 

May has been a standout midfielder and defender at the high school and youth level.  He led his Bowling Green HS team to the Regional Finals of the Kentucky State HS playoffs, and was named as a 1st- team All-State and NSCAA Region 5 All-American.  May captained his United ?96 to the Kentucky State Cup semifinals in 2010, and was a member of the Bloomington Cutters team that were semifinalists in the 2009 Indiana State Cup.  May is a club teammate of incoming freshman Luis Romero.  May was an Aces Soccer Camp All-Star in 2010, and is a member of the National Honor Society. 

Rehagen has been one of the team leaders at center back for the Saint Louis Scott Gallagher Elite team that won the Region II Midwest Under-17 Championships and advanced to the United States Youth Soccer Association National Championships this past summer.  He led Timberland High School to the District finals in 2010, their first in school history, and was named the Conference Player of the Year. 

Romero has been the playmaker and midfield leader for the USYSA Region II Olympic Development Program, and was named as an All-Star at the USYSA Interregional event at Disney in 2009.  He led his United ?96 Internationals youth team to the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association State Cup semifinals in 2009 and 2010, where he teamed with freshmen classmate Peter May.  Romero was a second team All-State selection for Louisville Male Traditional HS, where he was a teammate of current Aces Jarrett Robbins and Dylan Terry. 

Schafer is a versatile defender who comes with extensive club experience.  A member of the US Under-15 national team pool and USYSA Region IV Olympic Development Program.  Schafer led the Elite FC Gladiators to New Mexico State Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as the USYSA West Regional semifinals in 2007 and 2008 and finals in 2009.  He currently attends the Shattuck-St Mary?s program and is a member of their US Soccer Development Academy team. 

Schall is a hard-working and dynamic player who can play in the back or in the midfield.  He was a driving force on the FC Evansville team that won the that won the Indiana State Cup Championship at the Under-17 and Under-18 levels, and was coached by Aces Associate Head Coach Marshall Ray.  Schall currently plays for the Saint Louis Scott Gallagher Metro team in the United States Soccer Development Academy.  He was named All-State for Harrison HS this season, where he teamed with fellow classmates Patrick Hodges and Eric Teppen to win the SIAC .  Schall was an ACES SOCCER CAMP All-Star in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and was named the camp?s Most Valuable Player in 2009. 

Schroeder is a physical presence who can play either in the back or in midfield.  He was the Michigan Under-17 Most Valuable Player in 2010, captaining his Michigan Wolves team to a state title, the USYSA Region II Championships, and a #30 national ranking. He is a member of the Derby County Wolves program in the US Soccer Development Academy.  Nick also has been a two-time All-State selection and captained his Brighton High School team to a district championship and #5 state ranking last fall.  Schroeder was an Aces Soccer Camp All-Star in 2010.

Teppen is an athletic and imposing goalkeeper who has been a standout at the high school and youth levels.  He was a standout on the FC Evansville team that won the Indiana State Cup Championship at the Under-17 and Under-18 levels, and was coached by Aces Associate Head Coach Marshall Ray.  Teppen currently plays for the Saint Louis Scott Gallagher Metro team in the United States Soccer Development Academy.  He was named All-State for Harrison HS this season, where he teamed with fellow classmates Patrick Hodges and Drew Schall to win the SIAC.  Teppen was an Aces Soccer Camp All-Star in 2008, 2009 and 2010. 

Terry is a standout forward for Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club, the Kentucky State Champions in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.  Terry was the team?s leading scorer this past season en route to winning the Kentucky State Cup title and advancing to the USYSA Midwest Regional Championships.  He is a member of the United States Under-17 national team pool.  Terry?s Louisville Male HS team has been regarded as one of the top high school teams in the state of Kentucky, where he teamed with incoming classmate Luis Romero and current Aces standout Jarrett Robbins.  The team?s leading scorer with 30 goals, Terry was named 1st team All-State and a Kentucky State Player of the Year candidate in 2010.  Terry was an Aces Soccer Camp All-Star in 2009 and 2010, and was named the camp?s Most Valuable Player in 2010. 

* Softball

The UE softball team split a doubleheader against UT-Martin in the 2011 home opener yesterday at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. The Aces won the first game 7-6 in eight innings before dropping game two 7-3. UE returns this weekend, hosting a three-game series with Creighton to open the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference season. The Aces will take on the Bluejays in a double header Saturday before wrapping up the weekend with a single game Sunday. Both days are scheduled for a noon first pitch.

* UE Welcomes Michigan State to Braun

The University of Evansville baseball team returns to Charles H. Braun Stadium this weekend, facing Big Ten opponent Michigan State for a three-game series. The Aces take the field Friday at 6:00 p.m. CDT, Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.


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