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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: Eykamp String Quartet in Recital

The Eykamp String Quartet will present a recital tonight at 7:30 pm in Wheeler Concert Hall. The program will feature Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 (“From my Life”), Schubert’s Quartettsatz in C minor, and Janacek’s String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”). The concert is free and open to the public.

Eykamp String Quartet members include Robert Anemone, Nica Malaimare, Emily Brandenburg, and Kirsten Jermé. The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic.

For complete program information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Submitted by: James Sullivan,

* Nursing department presents program on "Sex on Campus"

UE nursing students will be presenting the "Sex on Campus" program on sexual health today - Tuesday, March 27 - from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This program, which is sponsored by the office of health education and wellness, will highlight an important issue on college campuses. The program focuses on education about STIs and HIV and the very real risk that this presents for students. 

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus


Upcoming Events

* Teke Towers takes place today

Can you build the biggest and best tower? Come find out at TKE's newest philanthropy, Teke Towers! Compete solo or with a team of friends against the whole University to see who can create the strongest and tallest tower out of the provided materials. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Teke Towers will take place from 5:00-8:00 p.m. TODAY - April 4 - just across from Chick-fil-A.

Submitted by Kenneth Rusk

* SIAM speaker to discuss applying statistics to ecology

UE biology professor Cris Hochwender will be the SIAM speaker today - March 28 - from noon-1:00 p.m. in room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. The topic will be "Applying Statistics to Ecology." There will be FREE pizza.

Hochwender's abstract:

"Applying Statistical Tools to Ecological Data Sets: Fundamental Strategies to Avoid Mistakes"

Research scientists often have excellent credentials in their subject area, but they often have limited experience with experimental design and statistical analyses. Hochwender will discuss a few fundamental principles used when making decisions regarding appropriate statistical analysis (within a general linear model framework and given the design of the experiment). Using published examples where incorrect analyses were used, as well as other published examples where experimental questions were correctly analyzed, he will demonstrate the need for statistical competency, at least in the realm of ecology.

Submitted by Samarth Sheth

* UE Alumni Spotlight Artist Event to feature Janice Greene

The University of Evansville is planning an Alumni Spotlight Artist event for Janice Greene on March 29 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. A reception for Greene is set for 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7:00 p.m. Some of her work will also be on display. This event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by UE Friends of Art.

Greene attended the Louisville School of Art and received her BFA and MAA from UE. She retired from the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library in 2013 after 41 years as a graphic designer and exhibits coordinator. She taught figure drawing and printmaking at UE and is past-president of the Artist Collaborative, Henderson Society of Art, and the American Association of University Women, Evansville Branch.

Her art includes prints, drawings, mixed media, and artist-made books. The images she creates are related to landscape and nature: representational or abstract. Her surroundings are a constant influence: nature, and the urban and natural landscape. She is interested in textures, layers, reflective surfaces and their relationship with each other. Often she combines printmaking with other materials. Her recent works consist of watercolor, ceramic and handmade paper. Greene’s work has been exhibited in competitive, invitational and group shows in New York City, Seattle, New Hampshire, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Australia and New Zealand.

She has received many awards including the Evansville Artist Guild Brian Daves Award, Best of Show in the 94 Artist Collaborative Exhibition, the 2007 Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana “Artist of the Year” Award and the Phenomenal Women of USI & the Community Award: Women Inspiring Hope & Possibility in 2004. In 1983, along with four other artists, she received an Indiana Arts Commission Grant for the “Handmade Book Project.”

Greene’s work is represented in private and corporate collections, including UE, Old National Bank, Solarbron Pointe, Deaconess Hospital, and the Swope Museum. She is represented by the Begley Art Source, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, and The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery.

For more information, please call 812-488-2043.

* Mark Your Calendars - PurplePalooza April 13

PurplePalooza is back again! Join SAB on Friday, April 13 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. for an evening full of inflatables, rock climbing, food trucks, a professional beatboxer, UE student musicians, raffle prizes, customizable license plates, and so much more. Free for all UE students and Evansville community members. Come help celebrate UE’s Annual Day of Giving and Greek Week as well as kick off Bike Race weekend with SAB at this event.

Submitted by Megan King

* 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

Submitted by Carly Walker

* Highlight your student organization or department at Family Weekend 2018

Family Weekend 2018 dates are set for September 28-30. You can now submit a student organization or department event request but all events must be received by April 6! Click here:

If you would like to volunteer assistance or if you have ideas, please contact us at or call 812-488-2440.

Submitted by Liz Riffert

* Senior Reading - April 11

Robert Griffith, chair of the creative writing program at UE, will be the speaker for the Coffee Hour Lecture on Thursday, October 26, 4:00 p.m., in the Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science. These lectures are free and open to the public.

His most recent book is The Devil in the Milk. Griffith’s book, The Moon from Every Window, was nominated for the 2013 Poets’ Prize, and his book A Matinee in Plato's Cave won the 2009 Best Book of Indiana Award. His work has appeared in PN Review, Poetry, The North American Review, Poems & Plays, The Oxford American, and other publications. He is editor of the journal Measure and director of the University of Evansville Press.

Other lectures in the series include:

Senior Reading
4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11

Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
Graduating creative writing majors read their poetry and prose.

For more information, call 812-488-2963.


Info You Should Know

* Baseball team's match-up with SIUE postponed

The forecasted showers in the Edwardsville, Illinois area have once again forced the postponement of the University of Evansville baseball team's midweek match-up with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, which had already been made postponed and moved from last week. This marks the fifth game either canceled or postponed in the Purple Aces 2018 campaign.

The Aces are back in action Wednesday, as they go on the road to face the University of Tennessee-Martin in Martin, Tenn. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

UE stays on the road from there, as they head north to Omaha, Neb. for a three game weekend series with Creighton.

* NACURH application is open!

The University of Evansville will be sending a delegation to the National Affiliation of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) Conference at the University of Arizona, Tempe. This conference will have thousands of delegates from all over the country and the world in attendance. Needless to say, this conference would allow for unique experiences to learn, travel, network, grow as a person, and bring back new and exciting information that could be used to improve our own university.

The conference will be held from May 25-28. The cost of attending the conference is free.

You can find the application here. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on March 30. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Josh Baty at

Submitted by Josh Baty

* ARSAF grants for faculty - application deadline is April 2

The UE Alumni Association supports faculty scholarship by offering research grants for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The deadline to apply is by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 2. Find out more and complete the online applications at

Questions? Contact Sylvia DeVault at

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault

* Library hours over Easter Break

Library's hours over Easter Break:

  • Tuesday, March 27: 7:45 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 28: 7:45 a.m.-12:00 a.m.*
  • Thursday, March 29: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 30: Closed
  • Saturday, March 31: Closed
  • Sunday, April 1: Closed

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer 

* Building Your Professional Image – EXED 090 fall 2018

Are you career/internship ready? Do you have your professional documents in order -  résumé, cover letter? Can you present yourself effectively in your 30-second oral résumé? Are you ready for the all-important interview? EXED 090: Building Your Professional Image will help you be prepared and feel confident in your new professional role. EXED 090 offers six sections for fall 2018; two sections each on Monday through Wednesday evening. Need an extra credit? EXED 090 now has the option of one credit or zero credit. Register today for this informative and all-important course taught by UE alumni professionals.

Submitted by Linda Wulf 

* UE Bookstore Easter hours

The UE Bookstore will be closing Thursday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. and will not reopen again until Monday, April 2 at 8:00 a.m. for the Easter holiday. Have a Happy Easter!

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Award offered for return of lost rings

Two ladies’ rings have been lost, probably in the second floor restroom in Olmsted Administration Building. If found, please contact Annette Parks at or ext. 1070. A reward is offered for their return.

Submitted by Annette Parks

* Upcoming Student Health Center holiday hours

Due to the Easter holiday, the University of Evansville's Student Health Center will be closed Thursday, March, 29 and Friday, March, 30. The Student Health Center will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, April 2.

Submitted by Ashley Craig 

* Quick Evansville Public Surveys–Close March 28th

Are you an Evansville or Downtown Third Street resident or worker? Help make positive changes on future road improvements by taking a survey below. 

The two survey options take less than 10 minutes, and close on March 28. Please share with friends and family! Responses will be analyzed by ChangeLab students for final presentation.

Third Street Resident or Worker

Evansville resident or Worker

Submitted by: Rebecca Clark,

* 2018 People's Choice Award, UE Student Art Exhibition

The recipient of this award will be announced at the conclusion of the UE Student Exhibition. All those who visit the Melvin Peterson Gallery to view the Student Exhibition have an opportunity to vote once for their favorite piece of artwork. The votes will be tabulated at the end of the Exhibition and the winner announced at that time.
*~* Visit the Melvin Peterson Gallery and VOTE! *~* 

* GAP has a new name - Look for ChangeLab to register

Students registering for Fall GAP classes should look for CHNG in the registration system or when talking with advisors. GAP is now ChangeLab. Courses available for fall can be found on the webpage at Questions? Contact Erin Lewis at EL131. 

* Fitness Center Easter Break Hours

The hours for the Fitness Center during Easter Break are:

  • Wednesday, March 28:  6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 29:  8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • No Open Swim in the evening
  • Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1: Closed

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* Deadline for 2018-19 Hartig Scholarship

Please return all materials for the 2018-19 Hartig Scholarship to the Office of Financial Aid by May 1. The decision will be announced by July 2.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364 or

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes 

* Deadline for 2018-19 Kahn Scholarship

Completed applications and recommendation letters for the 2018-19 Kahn Scholarship should be returned by April 15. Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes 

* Financial aid for summer courses

If you are seeking financial aid for summer courses at UE, please complete a summer financial aid application and return to the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted 116). The application will allow our office to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible.

On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders



* Selvaraj selected as an ASCE 2017 Outstanding Reviewer

The Journal of Transportation Engineering, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), recently selected Immanuel Selvaraj, associate professor of civil engineering, as an ASCE 2017 Outstanding Reviewer. The journal contains technical and professional articles on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of air, highway, rail, and urban transportation, as well as pipeline facilities for water, oil, and gas.

* Eryn Gould named MVC Player and Newcomer of the Week

In a week that saw her record a hit in six out of seven at-bats, University of Evansville freshman Eryn Gould was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player and Newcomer of the Week.

“Eryn had a tremendous weekend at the plate,” UE head coach Mat Mundell said. “She was just locked in no matter what they threw hit. She has been or most consistent hitter all season long.”

Gould entered the weekend series against UNI batting .400 on the season. An unbelievable 2-game performance saw her notch six hits in seven at-bats to raise that average to .442, third in the MVC. She batted an unreal .857 in the series, going 6-7 with five runs scored, two doubles, a home run, walk and an RBI. 

In game one on Sunday, Gould went a perfect 3-3 while scoring three times and reaching on a walk. Gould completed the doubleheader with a 3-4 effort while scoring two more runs and posting her first RBI of the weekend. She also recorded her third home run of the season in the contest. Over the two games, she was on base 85.7% of the time and slugged 1.571.

This is the first Player of the Week honor for Gould and her second Newcomer accolade this season.

* Cirino hired as consultant on film

Mark Cirino has been hired as literature consultant on the forthcoming cinematic adaptation of Across the River and into the Trees, starring Pierce Brosnan and Isabella Rossellini. This film, directed by Martin Campbell, is a dramatization of Ernest Hemingway's 1950 novel. Cirino will assist the cast and crew in their attempts to film the only Hemingway novel that has never been made into a movie. Filming begins in Venice, Italy, on April 23. Cirino is an associate professor of English and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in English.

* Strobel presents research at conference

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, recently attended the 49th annual American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference. While at the conference, Strobel presented on her current research on British textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845) and chaired a session on women, portraiture, and place.

* UE faculty, alumni, & sports residents lead performance testing at MLB Spring Training

University of Evansville and ProRehab sports physical therapy residents and faculty members recently performed the preseason screening of the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team in Jupiter, Florida.

The team was led by associate professor of physical therapy Phil Plisky ’98 and assistant professor of physical therapy Kyle Matsel ‘11, as well as current sports residents Logan Wager and Logan Blair ‘17. They were invited by UE alum and former PT faculty member Robert Butler ’09 who is the director of player performance. Thomas Knox ‘09, Cardinals’ team physical therapist also participated in the screening.

The screening involves specific tests and an injury risk algorithm developed and researched by Phil Plisky, associate professor of physical therapy, and Kyle Kiesel, professor and chair. This injury prevention model is used by a wide variety of high school, college and professional sports teams as well as the US Military.

Four men in red shirts

Five men in red shirts

Submitted by: Jennifer Simon,

* 56th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Award Recipients 2018

Best in Show Purchase Award- This piece will become property of the UE Permanent Collection
Ling Lin Interior Space

1st Place Award of Excellence-
Michelle Mikuscova Sometimes I Sits and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sits

2nd Place Award of Excellence-
Anna Brough Prisma Pop in Red

3rd Place Award of Excellence-
Anna Brough Lucy- It Goes Without Saying

Melvin Peterson Award-
Jessica Pemberton The Look

Gumbert's Award-
Michelle Mikuscova

Dorothea Schechte Award-
Emilee Johnson
Amanda Straeffer

Dean Long Award-
Lizzie Tredinnick Veiled Lady

Les Miley Award-
Annie Stenftenagel Polaroid

Emeriti Faculty Ward-
Chelsie Walker '50's Cruisin'

Pund Award-
Tommy Housman Willful Blindness

Merit Award-
Elizabeth Freck Jaded

Merit Award-
Emilee Johnson Mom's Garden

Merit Award-
Michaela Kunkler Gothic Glass

Merit Award-
Amanda Straffer Ancient Pasts

Merit Award-
Tommy Housman Willful Blindness

Merit Award-
Evan Barnett Flumen Identitatis

We would like to congratulate all the winners and students who had work accepted into the show. We sincerely applaud the hard work and talents of all our students.

The 2018 Student Art Exhibition will be on display in the Melvin Peterson Gallery until April 7th. 

Submitted by: Brooksie Smith,

* ACE3 Student Success

Students in the Access to Capital and Expertise for Emerging Entrepreneurs (ACE3) program have closed on a $10,000 loan extended to a local entrepreneur who is launching her own salon. This program is an experiential learning program through the Institute for Banking and Finance (IBF) with funding provided by Old National Bank. Students participating in the program this year are Hadi Dahhas, Elizabeth Day, Jake Gould, Chris Hartzell, Gabriel James and Jordan Voges. These students have gained academic and professional training from Jeff Bone, vice president at Old National Bank and Yasser Alhenawi, associate professor of finance and director of the IBF. 



* Aces ninth after opening round of Little Rock/Arkansas State Invitational

The University of Evansville women's golf team opened the Little Rock/Arkansas State Invitational in ninth-place after the first round at Maumelle Country Club in Maumelle, Ark.

Evansville recorded a first-round team score of 332, placing the Purple Aces in ninth in the 10-team invitational after the opening day. Leading the tournament is UTEP finished the first day with a team score of 284, holding a 11-stroke advantage over second-place Little Rock.

Minka Gill led the way for the Purple Aces in the opening round with an 81, putting her in a tie for 38th after the first day. The lead marks the first time that Gill has led the Aces after a round during the spring season.

A pair of Aces followed Gill in Sophia Rohleder and Madison Chaney each carded an 82 in the first round. The 82s placed the duo in a tie for 43rd after the opening day, just one stroke back of Gill.

Finishing the day in a tie for 53rd was Giulia Mallman, who recorded an 87 in the opening round while Lexie Sollman completed the first round in 55th with a first-round 90.

The Purple Aces conclude the Little Rock/Arkansas State Invitational with two rounds today at Maumelle Country Club in Maumelle, Ark.


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