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Monday, October 24, 2011

* UE Website Has a New Look!

The front page of the UE website,, received a facelift this morning! In an attempt to better highlight many of the exciting things happening at the University, as well as to make many of the most used elements of the site more accessible to prospective students, visitors, and the University community, we have created a new look for the University's front page. This new design will lead the website while we work on a redesign of the entire UE website. Check it out!

* UE Commercial Shoot

A television commercial will be shot on campus tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 25) between 12-3 p.m. It will be an outdoor shoot from the area between Olmsted/Koch, down the walkway, to the outdoor spaces around Ridgway University Center. Please help showcase the University of Evansville in the best possible light by being respectful of the camera crew and student actors as they do their work. They are on a tight deadline and the crew may need to direct the flow of walking traffic through those areas of campus between noon and 3 p.m. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


* Spotlight on Alumni - Kim Hight Townsend Featured in Evansville Woman Magazine

Kim (Hight) Townsend (class 0f 2000), was recently featured in Evansville Woman magazine.  The article highlights her research experiences in field biology all over the globe, and how these experiences have had such a positive impact on her biology and environmental science classes at Castle High School.  

“Kim was an excellent student during her undergraduate career at UE” says Professor of Biology Dale Edwards.  “Her passion for field biology, and her ability to extend this passion to her students, has made her a gifted teacher, as well.  The Biology Department is truly proud of her achievements.”


What's Happening Today

* Almost, Maine Talkback

Please join the Honors Program and Department of Theatre for an interesting discussion with the production team of the recent production of Almost, Maine.  The talkback will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 in Room 103, Hyde Hall.  It is worth .5 honors points, but you don't have to be a part of the honors program to attend.  Hope to see you there!

* Faculty Scholarship Display and Reception

UE Libraries are honoring faculty scholars! Currently on display are creative works and research created during the 2010-11 year. The display will run until Oct. 31. A reception to honor the faculty scholars will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom in the Library. Stop by the Library to see what your colleagues have been up to.

* Mayoral Discussion

The University of Evansville Social Media Club and The Social Media Club of Evansville will host a mayoral discussion on accountability and transparency in the Evansville mayoral office on Monday, Oct.  24. The event will be from 5:30-8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Mayoral candidates Lloyd Winnecke and Rick Davis will be discussing their individual positions on these important issues and how social media and technology can play an important role in addressing these issues. The public is invited and urged to submit their own questions for the Q & A portion.

This event will give each candidate an opportunity to discuss what policies, protocols, and accountability measures they intend to support. A transparent mayor’s office has been a focal point and pledge by both candidates. The goal is to bring these issues and challenges to a public forum.

It’s campaign season and this event will take place just two weeks before the Nov. 8 election. We encourage all to attend to hear what each candidate voices about their positions on social media and other technologies as their campaigns come to a close. Be sure to register here ( and submit your question for review here (, to possibly have it asked of the next Mayor of Evansville.



Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will open with the Overture to Mikhail Glinka’s opera, Ruslan and Ludmilla.  Other works will include Camille Saint-Saens’s Danse Macabre and Jean Sibelius’s Pelléas and Melisande Suite, drawn from the composer’s incidental music to Maurice Maeterlinck’s play of the same name.  The concert will conclude with a performance of the Finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Classical Guitar Concert Series kicks off its season in Wheeler Concert Hall on Friday evening, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m., with a recital by John Alvarado.  Alvarado’s performance interests go beyond the traditional classical repertory and include a focus on the contemporary music of Latin American composers, as well as the study of flamenco music.  He has studied with Diego Alonso Aste and is a founding member of the flamenco music and dance ensemble, Flamenco de Indianapolis.  He is a regular performer in Indianapolis and has appeared numerous times on the radio show, Indy Arts and Entertainment.  In addition to performing, Alvarado is an active educator and has taught at several institutions in the Midwest and Southwest.  For his UE performance, Alvarado will be joined by flamenco dance specialist, Ann Marie Parker, currently the Contemporary Dance chair for the Bloomington chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters.  Admission for the program is $15 for adults and $5 for students.  UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.  This event is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville.

Assistant Professor of Voice Stacey Uthe recently appeared in an off-Broadway production of Gioachino Rossini’s one-act opera farce L’occasione fa il ladro, or Opportunity Makes the Thief.  The production was mounted by Gotham Bel Canto and was presented at the Calhoun School in Manhattan on Sept. 23.  Opera Insider praised the cast for their “uniformly excellent bel canto singing” and noted that Uthe’s role, in particular, was “beautifully sung.”


* NSCS Game Night!

The National Society for Collegiate Scholars is hosting a game night on Oct. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Come relax, play a few games, and try to win prizes.  Students are welcome to stay for the full three hours or come and go as their schedules permit.  This event is free and open to all students.

* Galapagos: The Islands of Enchantment

Professor of Biology Dale Edwards will be speaking on his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 100  in Koch Center.  The presentation is titled:  Galapagos: The Islands of Enchantment.  All are invited to attend.  Please email or with any questions.

* Flowers on the Lake on Thursday, October 27

Women's Awareness will be hosting the third annual Domestic Violence Awareness event, Flowers on the Lake on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m.  This silent march down Lincoln Avenue will start outside of the Koch Center and end at the State Hospital where there will be a ceremony which will include a statement from a domestic violence victim.  If you have any questions about this event, please contact Laura Epperson at

* Harlaxton Oral History Presentation October 27

An Oral History of Harlaxton College will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Harkness Hall (Room 162), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. In addition to their studies and travels while at Harlaxton during Spring Semester 2011, Hilary Waltz (a junior history and art history double major) and Michael Koletsos (a senior archaeology and classical studies double major) conducted 12 interviews with some of Harlaxton's founders, supporters and early students.  They will share a summary of their work next Thursday. The presentation is open to the public and friends of Harlaxton are encouraged to attend. 

* Students in Leadership Etiquette Reception

Students in Leadership is hosting an Etiquette Reception on Nov. 1 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, from 5:30-7 p.m. Students will have the chance to learn proper etiquette when interacting with professionals from professional etiquette trainer Janet Johnson. They will then practice those skills by networking with local professionals. Sign up in the Ridgway University Center Lobby during lunch Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 24-26. A refundable $5 deposit is needed when you sign up to reserve your spot or give it to Emily Fielder in Ridgway University Center. Dress for the reception is business casual

* TWICE Professional Development Event for Women in Computing and Engineering

TWICE (Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering) will hold a quarterly professional development event Thursday, Oct. 27.

Funded by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation and sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville, TWICE connects women with degrees in the engineering and computing sciences as well as women currently studying in these fields.

The professional development event, held in the Legacy Room on the eighth floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters, will feature a presentation from Daniela Vidal, coordinator of the University of Southern Indiana Engineering Department’s Advanced Manufacturing and an instructor in the Engineering Department at USI.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and Vidal’s presentation begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Please register online before Oct. 24 at

For more information, contact Kristy King at 812-480-1588 or

* Cauldrons of Soup

Cauldrons of Soup - The Office Staff Association’s (OSA) Fall Fundraiser - will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the East Terrace of the Ridgway University Center. For only $5, you will get to choose from a variety of delicious homemade soups! You will also get bottled water and your choice of a dessert! Come and enjoy the fall weather and some wonderful food!  Hope to see you there! 

* Health Careers Fair 2011

The annual Health Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center.  Currently there are 50 employers registered to participate.  All students, freshmen through seniors, are encouraged to attend.  It is never too early to begin networking.  If you have questions please contact Career Services at 812-488-1083 or  This event is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.


* Calling all Runners, Walkers, and Volunteers!

The UE VETS student organization, in collaboration with the student veterans organizations at USI and Ivy Tech Community College, are sponsoring the Vets Day 5K Walk, Run, Roll on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8 a.m.  The race will begin and end at the LST Memorial Ship grounds in downtown Evansville.  Please consider supporting the event by:

1. Volunteer to help during the race and at the after-race festival by signing up on line at  Vet’s Day 5 K Volunteer Signup Sheet or by calling the UE Office of Veterans Affairs at 488-2141.

2. Participate!  Early registration deadline is Nov. 1 for $20 (late registration is $25 through race day). Sign up on line at or by calling the Office of Veterans Affairs at 488-2141.

Proceeds will be donated to Lucas Place II – housing for disabled homeless veterans in Vanderburgh County.



Info You Should Know

* Last Day to Drop Fall Classes – Friday, November 11

Don’t forget that Friday, Nov. 11, is the last day to drop a fall 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 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.

* December Graduate Reminder

December graduates are reminded that if they need a cap and gown for graduation ceremonies then they need to purchase one in the UE Bookstore.  Those graduating with a masters degree need to submit their order as soon as possible as those garments are custom-made.  Undergraduate (Bachelor) cap and gowns are usually stocked in the store.  Also if you need graduation announcements stop in the Bookstore today and place your order so that you have plenty of time to mail your announcements before your graduation.  If you have any questions contact the the Bookstore.

* Spring 2012 Adoptions Now Due at UE Bookstore

Adoptions for the Spring 2012 semester are now requested at the UE Bookstore. Faculty and/or departments should submit their adoptions for the Spring term as soon as possible. If you only know part of the adoptions you are using for your class please submit what you have, you can always add materials to your class later.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Cultural Engagement I-Pals Applications

Students are welcome to apply for the I-Pals Program. This program is set in place to foster friendship by matching International students with American students.  Applications for I-Pals Program are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services in Ridgway University Center, Room 220, at the back of the Student Life Center. Please contact Emily Fiedler at  with any questions.

* Arts Council of SW Indiana Needs Volunteers!

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is looking for a volunteer one or two mornings/afternoons a week to help man its gallery, and verify/enter data, etc. The gallery is located at 318 Main Street in Evansville, Ind.  If there is more than one student volunteer willing to help, the more the merrier! 

Also, the Arts Council might be looking for an intern for the spring 2012 semester who is either in music management or is in school for a business related degree.  This intern would need to be proficient in excel. 

For more information, call the Arts Council Southwestern Indiana at (812) 422-2111


* Deadline to Cancel UE Housing Contract Is November 1

The deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for spring semester is 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

You can cancel your housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be: attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad; having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area; Moving into a fraternity house; or transferring, withdrawing, or graduating. Requests NOT in these categories are typically NOT granted.  Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with UE. Failure to cancel your housing contract by the deadline will result in the loss of your housing deposit and an additional $200 cancellation fee. To cancel your UE housing contract, go to Residence Life on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center.



* Allison Throm

Biology and mathematics student Allison Throm did research this past summer at the University of Akron with Dr. Rebecca Willits. Her research focused on developing protocols to characterize integrin gene expression from neurons grown in different 3D environments. Allison presented a poster session on this work at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference in Hartford, CT from Oct. 12 - 16.

* Mohammad K. Azarian

Professor of Mathematics Mohammad K. Azarian has published a paper titled, "A Family of Differential Equations with Multiple Properties" in the International Electronic Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. Also, another paper of Azarian's titled, "Jensen's Inequality Versus Algebra in Finding the Exact Maximum" will be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Mathematical Forum.



* Men's Golf Set For Final Fall Tournament

The Aces men’s golf team is set for its final tournament of the fall season as it will travel to Edwardsville, Ill. to play in the Double Tree Invitational.

Play gets underway on Monday at 8 a.m. with 36 holes before wrapping up with an 8:15 start for the final 18 holes on Tuesday morning at Sunset Hills Country Club.

Evansville is one of 11 teams in a field which includes Bradley, Missouri State, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wright State.

Senior Michael Sainz shot a 2-under 70 to help the University of Evansville men’s golf team to a fourth place finish at the UD Invitational earlier this week.  Sainz wrapped up the event in a tie for fifth place.  Following close behind was Quinn Vilneff, who notched the first top ten finish of his UE career, recording a 16 to tie for 8th place.

Griffin Wood improved by four strokes from his tally of 76 on Monday, scoring an even par on Tuesday.  Wood tied for 13th place.  Andrew Luo finished with a 154 while Neal Millay wrapped up the invitational with a 165.  Shooting as singles, Parker Hensley tied for 42nd place with a two-round total of 155 while Sam Cobb carded a 166.

* UE Men's Soccer Battles, But Falls, 1-0, to Butler

In a hard fought battle on both sides of the field, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to the visiting Butler Bulldogs Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium. With the non-conference defeat, the Purple Aces now own a 5-7-1 overall record, while Butler improved to 6-6-2.

The Bulldogs tallied the lone goal of the game in the 37th minute of play. Jordan Burt led a two-on-one charge and crossed the ball to Austin Oldham, right to left, across the mouth of the goal. Oldham’s chip past goalkeeper Eric Teppen marked his sixth score of the season.

In the first half, UE had some good opportunities at the net, outshooting Butler, 9-5 and 5-4 on goal. However, goalkeeper Jon Dawson stopped them all, tallying five saves. In the entire contest, the Bulldogs edged the Aces 13-11 on shots and 8-6 on shots on goal.

Senior Tad Kreamalmeyer and junior Jesse Sharp led Evansville with two shots apiece, all on goal. Sophomore Alex Kapsalis also registered two shots.

In net, Teppen recorded seven saves in the match, while Dawson finished with six.

The Aces are back in action Wednesday when Evansville plays host to No. 13 Indiana University at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.


* Creighton Sweeps Past Volleyball

Heather Thorson notched a match-high 14 kills as Creighton swept past the University of Evansville volleyball team on Saturday evening in Omaha.

Evansville (12-14, 2-9 MVC) was led by Brooke Maher, who tallied 12 kills and 10 digs while Hannah Wilson had another solid performance with 10 kills and 11 digs.

Creighton (13-10, 8-3 MVC) led wire-to-wire in the first set, but had to hold off a late UE rally.  The Bluesjays jumped out to a 17-11 lead before and would hold a 6-point advantage (20-14) before the Aces mounted a late comeback.

A Wilson kill set UE on a 3-0 run, which would be extended into a 9-4 rally to trail by just a point, 24-23.  A Megan Bober service error gave UE their 23rd point, but she would make up for it on the next point, assisting on a Karisa Almgren kill to give CU the win.

Game two saw Evansville jump saw Evansville take an early 7-3 lead as Lauren Seyller had a pair of kills to open the set.  Eight ties ensued, but with the game knotted at 14-14, Creighton scored the next three and would not look back, taking a 25-21 win.

Another competitive game took place in the third set as it featured 11 ties.  The Aces had a couple of two-point leads before taking their largest advantage at 20-17.  A 5-2 spurt by Creighton tied the game at 22 and they would continue what would finish up as a match-ending 8-2 run as they would complete the sweep.

Ellen Sawin led the Aces with 21 assists while Jenn Murphy checked in with 16.  Katie Klages was one of three UE players to finish with double-digit digs, leading the way with 14.

Aside from Thorson’s match-high 14 kills, Karisa Almgren notched 12.  Julianne Mandolfo led all players with 16 digs while Megan Bober had 23 assists.

On Friday, Evansville will be back in action at the Carson Center, taking on Southern Illinois at 7 p.m.

* UE Women's Soccer Sails Past Drake, 3-0, On Senior Day

After a scoreless stalemate in the first period of Sunday’s contest, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team chalked up three unanswered goals in the second half, earning a 3-0 Senior Day victory over the visiting Drake Bulldogs. Sophomore Breana Beine led the offense with two goals, while junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison led the defense with seven saves and the shutout.

In the deadlocked first half, both squads took four shots. However, things heated up in the second stanza as Drake (12) and Evansville (11) combined for 23 shots.

The Aces broke onto the scoreboard in the 67th minute of play when sophomore Stephanie Thompson lobbed an arching pass into the middle of the box. The ball hit off the back of classmate Kaitlin Robinett and her defender as they both went for the header, and snuck past goalkeeper Kalena Litch.

In the 88th minute, Beine took command, and led a breakaway down the left side of the field. Her shot between two defenders found the back right of the net and gave Evansville a comfortable 2-0 lead with just minutes remaining.
However, Beine was not done yet. From almost the exact same spot on the field, the native of St. Peters, Mo. had a shot on an open net after Litch came too far out of the box in attempt to slow up Beine. The goal, 70 seconds after the previous, marked her third of the season.

Beine led the squad with eight shots, including five on goal, as UE recorded 15 shots and a season-high 10 shots on goal. The win improved Evansville’s record to 2-11-4 overall and 1-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Bulldogs fell to 3-10-4 on the season and 1-4 in the Valley.

In a pregame Senior Day ceremony, senior defenders Sam Conrad and Kasey Cartwright, along with student assistant coach Colleen Marty and student athletic trainer Garrett Dugger, were honored for their contributions to the women’s soccer program.

The Aces close out the regular season Thursday when they play host to Missouri State at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.


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