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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Evansville men play at Indiana State today

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team makes its final road trip of the regular season today, heading north on Route 41 to Terre Haute to face Indiana State for a 6:00 p.m. CT game inside the Hulman Center.

Evansville has lost its last three games including a 76-66 defeat to Loyola on Sunday at the Ford Center. Junior Ryan Taylor has been on an absolute roll in the last seven games, averaging 25.6 points while pushing his season average to a league-best 21.6. His tally is 17th in the nation. Taylor has accounted for 53 of the Aces’ 107 points in the last two games and has hit 10 or more shots in six of the last seven games.

Evan Kuhlman knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the first half on Sunday. The freshman has shot 45.0% from outside and has found the bottom of the net in five of his last seven long range attempts. Senior Blake Simmons notched six points to go along with eight rebounds against Loyola. Simmons has moved his career point tally to 1,071. He currently ranks 40th in program history and is four away from tying Jerry Conrad, who is 39th.

Indiana State enters Wednesday’s game tied with the Purple Aces for 7th in the MVC with a 6-10 league mark; they are 11-17 overall. The Sycamores are coming off of a hard-fought outing that saw them drop a 76-72 overtime game to Southern Illinois on Saturday. Jordan Barnes leads ISU with 17.3 points per game and has dished out a team-high 103 assists. Brenton Scott and Qiydar Davis have recorded 15.4 and 10.5 points per game, respectively.

The Sycamores hold a 91-80 lead in the series over UE and have gone 59-23 against the Purple Aces in Terre Haute. UE has dropped its last six games in the Hulman Center, including an 85-84 overtime defeat last season.

In the first meeting on January 17, Dru Smith was the leader for UE with 23 points, but four Sycamores registered 10 or more points as ISU took a 71-66 win. Jordan Barnes had 17 to pace the team while Brenton Scott finished the night with 14. Behind Smith’s effort for UE were Blake Simmons with 16 and Ryan Taylor with 12 points.

* Reception for Harlaxton planned for this afternoon

Today - Wednesday, February 21 - at 4:00 p.m., there will be a reception in the Harlaxton Room in the Schroeder School of Business Building for Charlotte Powell. She is the new Harlaxton conference and events manager who is visiting from the UK this week. If you are a friend of Harlaxton or if you have an interest in how conferences, events, or weddings at Harlaxton work, come meet and chat with Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon!

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver kc205@evansville.edu

* Tristan De Leon presents I-House Philippines

Please join us tonight at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center, to see a presentation on the Philippines by Tristan De Leon. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Alexis Whitacre aw339@evansville.edu 

* Dinner and Discussion welcomes Linh Vu

The Newman Center will welcome Linh Vu today at 5:00 p.m. for his talk on the artistic and spiritual components of learning and creating calligraphy. All are welcome and dinner will be provided! 

Submitted by Breanne Buerster bb261@evansville.edu

* PA Program Panera Night

Visit Panera Bread today - Wednesday, February 21 - from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and present this flyer and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to the PA Class of 2019 and 2020!

Submitted by Haley Vos hv25@evansville.edu

* VC spring break sign-ups today through Wednesday

Venturing Crew will be having sign-ups Feb 19-21 in Ridgway University Center during lunch and dinner for the group's spring break trip to Red River Gorge from March 3-6. Price is a nonrefundable $130. Questions? 

Questions? E-mail sw228@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Sydney Winstead sw228@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Start or join a Relay for Life team

Would you like to start or join a team for the upcoming Relay for Life? If so, go to the Relay for Life Join a Team webpage, click “join a relay,” input your zip code, select Relay for Life Vanderburgh colleges, click “join this relay,” create an account or log into an already existing account, and then choose an existing team or create your own. The Relay for Life event is planned for April 6-7 from 7:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. at the USI Physical Activities Center.

Submitted by Katherine Murphy km412@evansville.edu

* SAB Picnic today before Women's Basketball Game

Join SAB today at 6:00 p.m. in front of Carson Center to support our Women's Basketball team as they take on Loyola at 7:00 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks will be free to UE students! Rain location will be inside of Carson Center.

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu

* SIAM speakers to discuss data science and medicine

Tobias Guennel and Yubing Wan, the first SIAM speakers, will be here this Friday, February 23 from noon-1:00 p.m. in Room 100 in Koch Center for Engineering and Science. It'll be a great way to learn more about math and its applications in the world. Be sure to come and bring a friend! Science majors will definitely like this presentation as well. Oh, and there's free pizza, too :)

Guennel is a director, translational informatics and biometrics team, lead QuartzBio developer at Precision for Medicine. Wan is a senior data scientist, translational informatics and biometrics team, at Precision for Medicine.

Here is the abstract of their talk:

Drug Development in the Era of Precision Medicine: Case Studies with NGS and Flow Cytometry Data

Omics + big data + biomarker-guided drug developments is a new reality, bringing unprecedented abilities to interrogate and translate biological information, and unprecedented opportunities for life sciences companies to achieve their goals faster and more cost-effectively. This fundamental shift requires a new approach to drug development. Precision for Medicine is leading the way.

Back to 5th century BC, Hippocrates stated “It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” Advancements in modern medical and biological data generation techniques bring tremendously complex and information rich data every day that may help us to make significant improvements in patient care, if we find effective and powerful strategies to utilize this data. In this talk, we will briefly introduce how our Translational Informatics & Biometrics (TIB) team at Precision for Medicine meets the challenges of managing, analyzing, and synthesizing high-throughput genomic data and high-content immunomic data to accelerate new discoveries, identify drug targets, characterize mechanism of actions (MoAs), and develop biomarkers for patient selection. Two real case studies will be introduced to illustrate how we deploy novel algorithms and strategies including GWAS, Machine Learning, Signaling Pathway Impact Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling to uncover hidden insights, to maximize the ability of visualizing high content data and to accelerate decision making for new drug development. We’ll also introduce our self-developed translational informatics platform, QuartzBioSM, leveraged to provide instant access to data and insights that can help inform decision making.

Submitted by Samarth Sheth ss651@evansville.edu

* Spanish informal conversation this afternoon

Spanish students of all levels are welcome to practice with Fulbright Spanish TA Ignacio Benítez. The next session will be this afternoon at 1:00 p.m., in Room 400 in Olmsted Administration Hall. It’s a wonderful opportunity to interact informally in Spanish with a native speaker and to meet other students of Spanish. Please contact Ignacio at cl192@evansville.edu if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos!

Submitted by Ignacio Benitez cl192@evansville.edu 

* Thursday Night Mass and Adoration

Come join the Newman Club this evening for a short Mass in Neu chapel! Adoration begins at 7:00 p.m., and Mass will last from 8:00-8:20 p.m. All are welcome!

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk gv19@evansville.edu

* College Democrats Call Out Meeting set for tonight

The members of UE College Democrats are having a call-out meeting tonight. The meeting will start at 8:30 p.m. in Room 73 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by George Velez Cue gv21@evansville.edu

* Conversation on Sexual Harassment: Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

The Offices of Religious Life and Title IX and the Centers for Student Engagement and Career Services will be hosting a special conversation on sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the second-floor gallery in Ridgway University Center. Both the plethora of news stories on harassment and the significant impact of the #MeToo movement have prompted the need to have a conversation over this important social, ethical, and moral issue. All are invited and welcome to join in this conversation. Refreshments will be provided.

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu 

* UE swim lessons

The UE Swim and Dive team will be hosting its fifth session of swim lessons. The dates are from Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 26.

An extra 30 minute time slot has been added to allow more pool space due to growing numbers. The times will be from 4:00-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

For more information, check out the Aquatic Aces Swim and Dive Lessons Facebook page or e-mail Emma Forbes-Milne at ef112@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Emma Forbes-Milne ef112@evansville.edu

* This Week in Music: Jazz Society and Student Recital

Sunday, February 25, 4:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

Wade Baker, trumpeter and flugelhornist, will lead his jazz quintet in the next concert of the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series, co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society. The concert will take place on Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall.

Baker has established himself as one of the busiest and most in-demand jazz musicians in the region. He holds the master of music degree in jazz studies from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Baker frequently performs on bass, drums, guitar, trumpet and flugelhorn in such ensembles as the Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration, Big Joe Duskin Jazz Orchestra, On the One, Desperado Country Band, the River Brass, and the Bokeh Big Band, which he founded and continues to lead.

Baker has performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists. As a leader, he has recorded four albums with his jazz group and two albums with his guitar driven blues and rock band. In three consecutive years, he was voted a finalist for Musician of the Year by Cincy Groove Magazine. Baker is currently the director of bands at Olney Central College in Olney, Illinois, and Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois. Other members of his jazz quintet are drummer Chris Parker, bassist Monte Skelton, guitarist Brandon Scott Coleman, and vocalist Jamie Taylor.

Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for Jazz Society members and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door, or can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 812-488-2754.

For more information, contact UE professor emeritus Edwin Lacy at EL2@evansville.edu or 812-488-2227.

Student Recitals
Saturday, February 24, 4:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

Ivy Benson (voice)

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu 

* 20th anniversary performance: Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues

UE4SHE and the Office of Diversity are sponsoring a 20th anniversary production of The Vagina Monologues. The performance is scheduled for Thursday March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Hyde 126. Auditions and the first rehearsal will be held in Hyde 126 on Tuesday February 20 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and are open to all who identify as women. In addition to performers, volunteers are also needed to work with lighting, music, video, ticket sales, set design, and other jobs. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center in Evansville. Questions? Please contact Anne Brunache at ab704@evansville.edu or Annette Parks, chair of the history department, at ap3@evansville.edu. Join us as to help end violence against women and girls!

Submitted by Annette Parks ap3@evansville.edu

* Turpin to lecture on "A Journey: Monocytes, HIV Prevention, and UE"

The University of Evansville will welcome Jim A. Turpin, PhD, from the National Institutes of Health for a free public lecture today - Thursday, February 22 - at 4:00 p.m. in Vectren Lecture Hall, room 100 of the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

Find this event on Facebook for the latest information and updates.

Turpin’s lecture, titled "A Journey: Monocytes, HIV Prevention, and UE," will be part of a three-day campus visit hosted by the departments of biology and public health at UE. Turpin is a 1980 alumnus of UE’s biology department.

As a program officer and branch chief at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Turpin conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand and ultimately prevent a HIV/AIDS infection. Turpin conducts and supports basic and applied research focused on developing new and better methods for prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission in healthy uninfected adolescents, men and women.

Turpin’s responsibilities at the NIAID include oversight and management of the preclinical non-vaccine biomedical prevention preclinical program.  He is the program officer and contact for the following grant programs: Integrated Preclinical/Clinical Program for HIV Topical Microbicides (IPCP-HTM), Prevention Innovation Program (PIP), Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention Program (MEHP), Sustained Release Antiretrovirals for HIV Treatment and Prevention (SRATP), and Risk of Adolescence and Injury in HIV Susceptibility (RAIS). He is the lead for the DAIDS Non-vaccine Biomedical Prevention Sustained Release and Multipurpose Prevention Technologies programs.  His branch also oversees the Comprehensive Resources for HIV Topical Microbicide and Biomedical Prevention (CRMP) contract, which supports provision of gap-filling resources for topical microbicide and prevention development for product sponsors and best practice working groups.

For more information, contact Dale Edwards, Department of Biology, de3@evansville.edu

* Scholars for Syria to screen documentary on Syria's disappeared

Scholars for Syria invites the community to the Indiana premiere of “Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad.” The one-hour documentary will be screened tonight - February 22 - at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. This event is free and open to the public.

By weaving together the personal stories of three Syrians with evidence gathered from regime documentation smuggled out of Syria, this documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children disappeared by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad into a network of clandestine detention centers. With unprecedented access, the film follow survivors of detention, families of detainees, regime defectors, and international war crimes investigators as they fight to bring the perpetrators to justice and desperately campaign for the release of the disappeared.

This film screening is the opening event of Scholars for Syria’s 2018 Spring Speaker Series.

For more information, contact Gail Vignola at 812-488-2218.

Submitted by Gail Vignola gv15@evansville.edu

* MOD Pizza Giveback today

Phi Mu is having a giveback night for Phi Mu Foundation from 4:00-9:00 p.m. this evening.

Submitted by Kelly Nixon kn94@evansville.edu 

* May graduates take note!

This is a reminder to all May graduates that Commencement Central is Wednesday, February 28 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 1 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center on the north side. Graduates should attend either of the sessions. During the event you will confirm your graduation status will the registrar's office, meet with the alumni and career planning offices, and purchase your cap and gown. You can also order graduation announcements. Jostens will also be there offering a sale on class rings if so interested. This is a must do event for May graduates.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu 

* March 20 Snyder Lecture Series to feature Senator Lugar and President Kazee

The University of Evansville will present a keynote conversation between former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar and UE President Thomas A. Kazee for the Spring 2018 Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series on March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

The conversation, titled “State of our Union: Making Sense of Current Affairs,” will be held in Eykamp Hall within Ridgway University Center on the UE campus and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public and guests will be seated on a first-come first-served basis. Reserve your seat online here. 

This event is presented in partnership with the University of Evansville Department of Law, Politics, and Society as part of an all-day series of current events and political science events and discussions, in honor of the retirement of Dr. Thomas Kazee and his academic career as a political scientist.

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Find this event on Facebook for updates and reminders. 

For event questions, please contact snyder@evansville.edu.

* Rosary Prayer at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays

The Newman Club will be offering a 20-minute rosary prayer every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Center for Academic Advising in the Clifford Memorial Library. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Olivia at ov4@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Carly Walker cw289@evansville.edu

* UELA Magnifying Mental Health

UELA Tier III is hosting a Magnifying Mental Health event on March 22 at 6:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This event provides students with the opportunity to discuss their mental health through stories, poetry, and music. UELA wants to create a safe, welcoming environment where students can share their experiences. We are looking for volunteers who want to share their story. You can read your own story in front of peers. Also, you can send in your story anonymously and someone will read it for you. You can submit your story here.

Submitted by Katlyn Keele kk273@evansville.edu

* UE Theatre presents "Sense and Sensibility"

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre presents its third production of the season, Kate Hamill’s Sense and Sensibility, based on the novel by Jane Austen. This production opened February 16, in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. tonight - February 23 - and February 24, and at 2:00 p.m. on February 25.

Reputation, redemption, and romance - this feisty new play is a fresh and witty take on the Jane Austen story audiences know and love. When the Dashwood sisters suddenly find themselves at the bottom of the social food chain, the quest to claw their way back to the top consumes them. High society and wicked gossip collide in a whirlwind of scandal and passion and betrayal. Oh, my!

Professor of theatre Diane Brewer directs Sense and Sensibility. Elizabeth Tredinnick, a senior from Madison, Wisconsin, serves as scenic designer; assistant professor of theatre Sarah J. Smith is the costume designer; Baxter Pitt, a senior from Dallas, Texas, is the lighting designer; Austin Kuhn, a sophomore from Evansville, serves as sound designer; Jesse Robkin, a senior from Duvall, Washington, is the dramaturg; Jalyn Kowalski, a junior from Lanesville, Indiana, is the stage manager; and assistant technical director Adam Rager serves as technical director.

The cast features junior Alexi Lewis, from Seattle, Washington, as Elinor Dashwood; junior Alexandra Curren, from McKinney, Texas, as Marianne Dashwood; freshman Emma Tolleson, from Temple, Texas, as Margaret Dashwood; freshman Jordan Williams, from Edmonds, Washington, as Mrs. Dashwood; freshman Luke Moran, from Mount Vernon, Iowa, as John Dashwood; junior Matthew McDonald, from Carmel, Indiana, as Edward Ferrars; junior Kathleen Finch, from College Station, Texas, as Fanny Dashwood; junior Marshall Hopkins, from Baldwin City, Kansas, as Colonel Brandon; freshman Jackson Burnham, from Houston, Texas, as John Willoughby; sophomore Luke Lowrance, from Arlington, Texas, as Sir John Middleton; junior Meredith Ham, from Castle Rock, Colorado, as Mrs. Jennings; sophomore Alexis Seay, from Louisville, Kentucky, as Lady Middleton; senior Paige Ward, from Round Rock, Texas, as Lucy Steele; freshman Grace Maddux, from Dubuque, Iowa, as Anne Steele; freshman Evan Lawson, from Arvada, Colorado, as Robert Ferrars; and junior Amanda Suggs, from Cedar Park, Texas, as Lead Gossip/Mrs. Ferrars.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $16 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 Sense and Sensibility, the 2017-18 Shanklin Theatre Season closes with Frank Galati’s Grapes of Wrath, based on the novel by John Steinbeck, April 13-22, which concludes the 50th anniversary of Shanklin Theatre.

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

* Federal loan repayment counseling session for students graduating or transferring

Students who have used federal direct (sub/unsub) loans and plan to graduate in the spring or summer (or transfer after the spring semester) are required to attend a Loan Repayment Counseling Session.

The Office of Financial Aid will hold the first session of the semester on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Additional sessions will be held on April 26 at 2:00 p.m. and on May 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Submitted by Amy Sowders as560@evansville.edu 

Info You Should Know

* BSU's Dining With the Past to be rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances that would hinder the experience of Dining with the Past, BSU has decided to cancel the dinner, which was planned for February 22, and reschedule it at a later date (TBA).

Submitted by DaLisa McCallum dm254@evansville.edu

* Update on Evansville's new academic and health science and research center

A recent article in the Evansville Courier & Press gave an update on the new Multi-Institutional Academic Health Science & Research Center located in downtown Evansville. The building is the future home of UE's physician assistant and physical therapy programs. You can read the article on the Courier & Press website.

Submitted by Billie Chandler bc185@evansville.edu

* Put in a prayer request!

If you or anyone you know is in need of prayer, students in Student Christian Fellowship would love to pray for you! There will be tables set up on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center where you can write down prayer requests. You can also anonymously submit prayer requests at goo.gl/forms/0JBe6AiGRIX6n1wE2

These prayer requests will then be prayed for at the following week's prayer groups!

Submitted by Stephanie Scholz ss619@evansville.edu

* UE Alumni Association Awards presented at Founders Day Luncheon

The University of Evansville Alumni Association recently presented the annual Alumni Awards at UE’s annual Founders Day luncheon. The awards are given to alumni who have achieved personal success and contributed exceptional services to their community and to the University. This year’s recipients are David and Jennifer Pollock, Angela Easterday Stocklin, Sharon and Tom Kazee, and Richard Werking.

David and Jennifer Pollock received the UE’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The Pollocks are award winning scientists, medical researchers, and endowed chairs at the University of Alabama Birmingham. They have provided over 20 UE undergraduate students opportunities to explore biomedical research through summer internships and full-time employment. Jennifer earned a BS in biology from UE, a MS in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD from the department of chemistry, biological division of the University of North Carolina. David majored in biology at UE and earned his PhD in physiology from the University of Cincinnati. 

Angela Easterday Stocklin received the Young Alumna Award. She studied psychology at UE and earned a masters from Indiana State University in school psychology. She and her husband, Randy, started One Click - an online eyewear business - and her commitment to One Click, its values, and customers has resulted in a number of awards, including TechPoint’s MIRA Award for Excellence in New Media, Indiana Companies to Watch, and Indianapolis Business Journal’s list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Indiana. She served as an alumni mentor for the UE Connect Program and is a director on the Harlaxton Society Board. 

UE president Tom Kazee and his wife Sharon were recipients of the Samuel Orr Honorary Award. Under President Kazee’s leadership, UE implemented a facilities master plan including new student townhouses and renovations of academic buildings and added new academic programs, including a Physician Assistant Master’s program. During his tenure, UE expanded the Center for Career Development.

Sharon earned her PhD in educational administration from the University of South Carolina and was dean and vice president for arts and academics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities before coming to UE. She advocates for the arts and education through her involvement with Signature School, Evansville Philharmonic, and Evansville Public Art Commission. She serves on the University’s Art Collection Committee, Theatre Society Board, and executive committee of the President’s Club.   

Richard Werking received the Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award. Werking is library director and emeritus professor of history at the US Naval Academy, He was the driving force behind establishing funds honoring three former professors at UE (then Evansville College). He established a scholarship at UE in memory of his parents, both of whom were EC faculty members. Under his leadership, the class of 1966 had one of the most successful reunions in recent UE history in terms of attendance and funds raised toward a class gift. He spearheaded efforts to have decades’ worth of UE yearbooks and student newspapers digitized and made available to all alumni.   

* UE Men's Basketball Ticket Requests

UE faculty, staff, and administrators may now begin picking up their two complimentary men's basketball tickets for the final home game on February 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ford Center). Please bring your valid UE ID to the Carson Center in order to claim your tickets. Go Aces!

Submitted by Scott Peace sp166@evansville.edu 

* UE surplus property

Good news! Does your department needs something that doesn’t have to be brand new like a piece of furniture or equipment? Check out the new surplus (property disposal) website on AceLink Areas at acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/PropertyDisposal/ and let your need be known.

Once on the website, click on the "Wish List Email Request for Surplus Property" link to complete the request, copy and paste it into an e-mail to centralreceiving@evansville.edu. Surplus requests will be matched to surplus property as it becomes available on a first come, first served basis.

Be sure to check out the new website for additional information.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu 

* UE Jazz Ensemble I to compete at prestigious festival

UE Jazz LogoThe UE Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Timothy Zifer, will perform and compete at the 51st Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival on February 24. UE is one of 32 college bands performing and competing at this prestigious event. Each college band had to apply and be accepted to participate. UE Jazz Ensemble I has won past awards for student improvised solos, and a student composition. In addition to performing at the festival, the ensemble will also be performing at two high schools on their way up to the Chicago area festival.

Submitted by Tim Zifer tz3@evansville.edu

* Call for papers for Andiron Lecture Series 2018-19

UE faculty and administrators as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of their research or expertise for the 2018-19 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome to submit proposals.

Please send the following by e-mail:

A 50-word abstract with name, academic affiliation/ occupation, paper title, and contact information to Annette Parks at ap3@evansville.edu (with a Cc to Cheryl Emmons at ce36@evansville.edu). Emmons will forward these to the Andiron Lecture Committee for consideration.

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by e-mail to Parks at ap3@evansville.edu with a Cc to Emmons at ce36@evansville.edu; Emmons will forward them to the Andiron Lecture committee for consideration.

Congratulations

* School of Education grad featured on Channel 14 Special Report

School of Education graduate Hannah Sitzman teaches at Cedar Crest Intermediate School in Huntingburg, Indiana. Earlier this week, she was featured on Channel 14’s Special Report: School for Skills. Having participated in a Teacher’s Manufacturing Boot Camp, Hannah was able to use the skills she learned at UE to actively involve students in learning everything from the importance of proper grammar and punctuation to developing strong project management skills. As a liberal arts college, we applaud Hannah for teaching her students the soft skills they will utilize in their future careers regardless of their future career path. 

Submitted by Karen Martin km306@evansville.edu

* Indianapolis Star interviews Robert Dion

The Indianapolis Star recently interviewed Robert Dion, chair for law, politics, and society, about Mike Pence, conversion therapy, and Adam Rippon. You can read the entire article on the Indianapolis Star website.

* David Unger publishes fracture mechanics paper

David J. Unger, professor of mechanical and civil engineering, recently published a journal article titled, "A theoretical resistance-curve based on nonproportional plastic strain," in the International Journal of Fracture, Volume 210, pp. 207-211, (2018).

* Dion interviewed by IBJ about upcoming Indiana senate race

Robert Dion, chair for law, politics, and society, was recently interviewed by the Indianapolis Business Journal. The topic was the upcoming Republican primary that will decide who will challenge Democratic US Sen. Joe Donnelly in the fall. You can read the entire article on the IBJ website.

* Baines gives lecture in New York

Robert Baines, assistant professor of English, gave a lecture to the James Joyce Society on Friday, February 16 at Glucksman Ireland House on the NYU campus. The lecture was titled "'Vico Influenced Joyce': Reappraising an Ideal History."

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