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Monday, January 14, 2019

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* This Week in Music

University Choir and Debussy Festival on WNIN
January 14, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

On Monday, January 14, from 8:00-10:00 p.m., Evansville WNIN Public Radio, 88.3 FM, will broadcast two music department concerts from 2018.

The first is the Haydn Theresienmesse from April 10, featuring combined University Choirs, faculty and guest soloists, and faculty and professional chamber orchestra conducted by Dennis Malfatti.

The second is a recital of the music of Debussy, given by faculty on October 2. The broadcast will also feature interviews with Malfatti as well as Garnet Ungar, one of the performers on the Debussy concert.

You can listen on your radio or live online at

Shepard Brass Quintet
Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

UE's Faculty Brass Quintet, Shepard Brass, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15 in Wheeler Concert Hall. The program features works by Bach, Danner, Koshinski, and Jones.

The Shepard Brass concert features Timothy Zifer, Kevin Wilson, Emily Britton, Joshua Britton, Kenneth Steinsultz, and Ross Erickson.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Kelci Kosin, guest recital
Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

UE alum and soprano Kelci Kosin returns to campus to perform a guest recital with pianist Michael Rigney in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 on January 18. Kosin has been an active performer throughout the Midwest, and is currently finishing doctoral studies at Ball State University.

Kosin's program features work of American composer Daron Hagen, and is subtitled "Discovering Daron Hagen's Amelia." Selections to be performed include songs from Hagen's Phantoms of Myself, Songs of Experience, and Amelia.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Brass and Percussion Day
Sunday, January 20, 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Krannert Hall of Art and Music

UE Department of Music's annual Brass and Percussion Day takes place on Sunday, January 20 in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. UE faculty and ensembles will be featured in concerts and recitals. The event also includes Master Classes and a solo competition.

Area middle and high school students, and brass and percussion enthusiasts are encouraged to attend to share a day of great music and learning opportunities. Students will have an opportunity to work with members of the UE faculty, including Timothy Zifer, Emily Britton, Kenneth Steinsultz, and Ross Erickson.

Early bird registration is available through January 12. For more information, and to register for the event, visit:

Woodwind Day
Sunday, January 27, noon - 7:00 p.m., Krannert Hall of Art and Music

UE Department of Music's is pleased to host Woodwind Day 2019 on Sunday, January 27 from noon - 7 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. This year's event features special guests the Cumberland Woodwind Quintet and saxophonist Eric Scales, as well as members of the UE Department of Music faculty. The event provides concerts, exhibits, and clinics for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoonists of all ages!

Early bird registration is available through January 25.

For more information, and to register for the event, visit:

Submitted by James Michael Sullivan

* Art exhibit "Furnitur(ish)" on display at UE

“Furnitur(ish),” an exhibit by Katie Hudnall, visiting artist, will be on display at the University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from January 14-February 23. This is free and open to the public.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues in Evansville. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon-3:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the UE Art Department of Art at 812-488-2043, email or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.


Upcoming Events

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Why Study Theology?

Did you know you can study theology online and in the classroom right down the road? Join the Newman Club this Wednesday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m. for our weekly dinner and discussion. This week's topic is "Why Study Theology?" John Schlacter, director of Admissions for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, discusses the various opportunities for continued faith formation at St. Meinrad through lay degree programs. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Tuesday Night Recharge Mass

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, January 15, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate a Catholic Mass! Fr. Christian Raab will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Open House - Earl M. and Ruby J. Tapley Education Resource and Multimedia Center

You're invited to an open house for the newly renovated Earl M. and Ruby J. Tapley Education Resource and Multimedia Center to be held Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Graves Hall 329. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope you'll stop by to see this newly renovated space for students to study, prepare assignments, or rest between classes.

Submitted by Karen Martin

* UE to celebrate life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The University of Evansville will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 on January 21. This year’s theme is a “Labor of Love.” The schedule of events follows. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, January 21
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Student Fitness Center

Symbolic March: Civil Rights March on Washington and Pre-March rally
Speakers include Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, UE president; LaNeeca Williams, UE chief diversity officer; Aaron Cochran, Black Student Union outreach liaison; and Keith Turner, UE John Wesley Minister and assistant chaplain. The march then leaves campus and returns by 1:00 p.m.

1:00-2:30 p.m., Student Fitness Center
Labor of Love: UE Gives Back

UE students and community members, including students from Evansville Day School, will stuff care bags for foster children as part of the Value Every Child program from the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer.  

1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., Student Fitness Center
Labor of Love: Panel Discussion hosted by UE’s Black Student Union

Local black professionals discuss why they chose their field, professional advice, and how they manage work-life balance at two 30-minute sessions. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions of the panelists.

6:00-7:00 p.m. Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship and Reception
Keynote speaker is Cynthia E. Nance, dean emeritus and Nathan G. Gordon Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Nance serves as the law school’s director of pro bono and community engagement. She teaches labor law, employment law, workplace legislation and poverty law. Nance’s articles appear in journals including the Iowa Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Iowa Law Review, Rutgers Law Review, and Brandeis Law Review.

The generosity of William G. and Rose M. Mays funds the keynote speaker during UE’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. 

* UE Partners with Habitat for Humanity for Barn Blitz II

Habitat for Humanity Evansville provides an 8x8 yard barn for every house they build in Evansville and Posey County. Last year, University of Evansville faculty, staff, and students took the challenge to build all of the yard barns needed for the entire year of Habitat construction in just one morning.

Habitat Barns

Holly Carter, UE director of education abroad and Harlaxton College programs, noted that the event "was a first of its kind for a university in the US, and we did it! We built 30 yard barns in just three hours! With student teams, alumni teams, faculty teams, and staff teams, the barns came together in record time. Some teams broke records for the fastest barn, while others broke records for the most inventive T-shirts and the most spirit. We worked with future homeowners, Habitat volunteers, and the UE community to make this amazing event a huge success!"

With overwhelming demand from our student body, Barn Blitz II has been scheduled for April 6, and Carter would like to invite you to become involved.

There are many options to be involved. Components for the barns will be built from January 26-March 30. The event will be staged on the 5th of April, and the barns will be built on the 6th of April.

Every kind of help and support is needed. We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:

• Being part of a team that builds a barn. (You can create a team for your department or organization or join a team)
• Building components on our build days at UE. (February 9, 16, and 23, and March 2, 23, and 30)
• Supervising at one of the build days at UE. (Faculty and staff)
• Providing snacks for our build days or Barn Blitz morning.
• Helping set up the event on the evening of the 5th of April at the Habitat office.

If you are a faculty or staff member and interested in getting involved, please send an email to Carter at

"I would be happy to chat with you more about the event," said Carter, "or get you lined up to work with us as a supervisor or builder on our component days, or register your team to build a barn. If you are a student, more information will be coming from student engagement soon. Barn Blitz II is going to be an amazing event! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to help the entire community and spread some purple power to our friends realizing the dream of home ownership!"

Submitted by Holly Carter 


Changemaker Corner

* Get class credit and change the world!

Don’t wait until you graduate – make a difference now! Check out the list of ChangeLab courses available for the spring semester. For more information about ChangeLab, visit

Submitted by Cindy Kelley

* Join the Change Team!

Ever wonder how you can get involved with changemaking at UE? Join the Change team! Administrators, faculty, and staff are invited to join us at the next Change Team meeting on Friday, January 18 from 11:00 a.m.-noon in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Board (Room 203) in the library. To be added to the Change Team mailing list, contact Cindy at or call ext. 2455.

Submitted by Cindy Kelley


Info You Should Know

* Purple Friday Patrol starts this Friday: Sign up now!

Purple Friday Patrol: Wear Purple—Get Prizes!

Be on the lookout for the Purple Friday Patrol every week and sign up here to pass out the purple praise!

On Fridays, we wear purple, and each week, the PFP will reward students to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday.

Purple Friday Patrol Teams are made up of members of the campus community including faculty, administrators, and other interested parties, usually from the same department or group.

PFP Teams can sign up for one or more Fridays per semester and the Office of University Relations will supply Purple Swag Packs to the designated PFP Team for the week. PFP Teams are invited to add a personal touch to the swag packs, if desired. (ex. departmental swag, promo for an upcoming event, etc.)

Purple Friday Patrol Teams: What’s my responsibility?
1. Sign up for at least one Friday per semester.
2. Visit the office of University Relations in Sampson Hall during the week of your assigned Friday to pick up your Purple Swag Packs
3. Pass out the purple praise. The distribution format is up to you. You can pass out swag packs to the first few purple people you see, or you can stagger the rewards throughout the day. If you’d prefer to reward online participants, you’re free to promote on official UE social media accounts.
4. Pics or it didn’t happen. Remember, we’re trying to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday, so be sure to snap a picture with your purple people. You can either share them online through an official UE social media account if you run one, or send them to Amanda Campbell at to post on the main UE social media accounts.


* W-2 notice for 2018

The Office of Accounting/Payroll will be issuing W-2’s for 2018 no later than January 31, 2019. 

We are pleased to announce that you can choose one of two options to receive your W-2:

• Electronic W-2 – If you provide your consent, you will receive an e-mail notification via AceNotes Extra that your W-2 is ready to view/print on Self-Service.

• Paper W-2 – If you prefer, you can continue to receive a paper W-2 in the mail, as you have in the past.

Among the advantages of electronic W-2’s: (1) you will have access to your W-2 a couple of days earlier than a paper copy that is mailed to your home; (2) you can print as many copies of the W-2 as you need. The electronic W-2 is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return. To take advantage of the electronic W-2 option, you must log onto Self-Service (, locate the item titled “Tax Information” either on the main page, or in the left-hand menu under “Financial Information”. Click the option “W-2 Information.” Click the “Change Preferences” button and then click the first radio button to give your consent. Then click “Save.” You will not receive a paper W-2 in the mail if you select the electronic W-2 option.

Again this year, employees that are eligible to participate in the University’s health plans, will receive a 1095-C form. This form will be used to complete questions regarding health insurance offers and coverage on your 2018 tax return. Like the W-2 consent, the 1095-C form will need a consent as well. This is done by clicking on the “1095-C Information” tab (on the same screen as the W-2 Information option – “Tax Information” in Self-Service) and giving your consent.

If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2 and 1095-C, a paper copy will be prepared and mailed to you at your home address.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.

* Professional development workshops for faculty, staff and students!

The Center for the Advancement of Learning is offering professional development opportunities this spring for the community and UE faculty, staff, and students. Online registration is open for both of the professional development workshops this spring.

The first workshop will be February 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., titled Enhancing Creativity and Building Collaborative Teams to Solve Complex Problems.

The second workshop will be offered on April 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., titled Creating a Culture of Empathy.

Register today!

$75 for community, faculty, and staff
$45 for UE students

For more information, go to this webpage:

Submitted by Lindsay Roberts

* Outside scholarship opportunities

Students, are you looking for outside scholarship opportunities? Be sure to log into your UE portal and in the left hand side menu under the departments tab, go to Financial Aid - then you will see the additional scholarship opportunities. Many new scholarships have just been posted and deadlines are approaching!

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* UE Jazz auditions

UE Jazz Auditions will be Wednesday January 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Room 144 in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. Excerpts are located at and clicking on Jazz Bands. The audition sign-up sheet is located on the door of Room 144. Contact professor of music Timothy Zifer ( if you have any questions. Instruments in the band include saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, guitar, and set drum. Come swing with us!

Submitted by Timothy Zifer

* UE Bookstore Hours for Spring Rush

The UE Bookstore will have revised hours for the first week of classes January 12-18. The bookstore will be CLOSED both Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13. Hours for Monday and Tuesday, January 14 and15 will be 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Hours for Wednesday and Thursday, January 16 and17 will be 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Hours for Friday, January 18 will be 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We will resume normal store hours for the semester on Saturday, January 19.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* UE Pep Band

Interested in playing in the UE Pep Band for Basketball games? The first rehearsal for 2019 is Monday, January 14 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 110 in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music.

Contact associate professor of music and director of bands Kenneth Steinsultz ( for more information.

Submitted by Kenneth Steinsultz

* Wind Ensemble auditions

Auditions for UE Wind Ensemble for Spring 2019 are:

  • Monday, January 14 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 103, Krannert Hall of Art and Music
  • Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in Room 103, Krannert Hall of Art and Music

A sign-up sheet is available on the UE Bands bulletin board across from Room 103 in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music.

Excerpts are available at:

Contact associate professor of music and director of bands Kenneth Steinsultz ( for more information.

Submitted by Kenneth Steinsultz

* 2019 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate

The Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2019 is now available on three AceLink Area websites (Accounting & Audit, Purchasing and Pcard) for your convenience under Forms & Instructions. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Interested in studying abroad? Stop by our table to find out more!

Do you have an interest in studying abroad? Whether you’d like to study at Harlaxton or anywhere else in the world, we can help find the right program for you. Make sure to stop by our table in Ridgway University Center to ask any question you might have and find out how you can start your adventure abroad! The study abroad office will be in Ridgway on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 from noon-1:00 p.m. If you can’t stop by during these times, you can always e-mail us at or stop by Room 261 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Greta MI Becker

* UE Orchestras seeking for new members

Holiday Pops on stage

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. Join us!

E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities at for more information. 

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen

* UE Bookstore Bookrush Hours

UE Bookstore hours for the first week of classes starting January 14 are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 6:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 2:00 p.m., and CLOSED on Sunday. Regular store hours resume on Monday, January 21. Please plan your store visit accordingly. Please note we will NOT be open the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) before classes start.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* 2019 scholarships for United Methodist students

United Methodist students attending UE can apply for the 2019 United Methodist Scholarships at

United Methodist students attending United Methodist-related institutions can apply for 2019 United Methodist Scholarships from January 3-March 7 at for 2019 scholarships.

Applying for individual scholarships now also makes you eligible for the United Methodist Allocation. You must apply now to be considered for both. Late applications will not be accepted. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $5,000. The average amount awarded is about $1,000.

Scholarship eligibility requirements:

•Incoming or current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students at one of the United Methodist-related colleges or universities
•Member of any United Methodist Church for at least one year
•Minimum GPA of 2.5

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes



* UE team to participate at 2019 Diversity, Civility, and Liberal Arts Institute

An Institute for Faculty and Administrators at Independent Colleges and Universities has selected the University of Evansville to participate in the Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 2–5. The institute is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CIC received many more proposals than the number of spaces available in the Institute. The volume, quality, and urgency of the proposals reflect the commitment of independent colleges and universities to promoting diversity and civility, not just on their campuses but across the nation. The selection committee was especially impressed by the high quality of the proposal written by UE. Team members are as follows: Ray Lutgring, LaNeeca Williams, Valerie Stein, and Maggie Stevenson Special thanks to Johnna Denning-Smith for helping the team submit the proposal.

* McBride and Gieselmann publish article

Amy McBride, assistant professor of education, and Sharon Gieselmann, chair of the School of Education, published their article "The Ron Clark Academy's Impact on Preservice and First-year Teachers" in the 2018 Volume 85-2 issue of The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators. 

* Petrosillo presents paper at MLA convention in Chicago

Sara Petrosillo, assistant professor of English, presented her research on medieval poetry and animals titled, "Species, Gender, and Falconry: Sexual Dimorphism as Poetic Form" at a science and literature session at the Modern Language Association convention in Chicago on January 3. Her presentation included original manuscript research conducted at the Vatican and University of Bologna, as well as observations from teaching literature about hawks and falconry in her fall 2018 FYS.



* Men's basketball rallies but falls in overtime to Sycamores

Shea Feehan scored five points in the final 15 seconds of regulation to force overtime, but Indiana State rallied in the extra period to defeat the University of Evansville men’s basketball team by a 72-66 final on Saturday inside the Ford Center in front of 6,419 fans.

Feehan led the Purple Aces (8-9, 2-2 MVC) with 12 points while John Hall, Marty Hill and Evan Kuhlman posted nine apiece. Hall led the way with a game-high nine rebounds. Hindering the Aces was 19 turnovers on the day.

“We had too many turnovers. We did not deserve to win the game. We came out and just did not do team things,” UE head coach Walter McCarty explained after the game. “We need to come out like we did against Loyola every game, we cannot be complacent. Our program is trying to build consistency. I am sure this loss hurts for our guys, but it is a learning process and we will get better from it.”

Leading Indiana State (10-6, 2-2 MVC) was Christian Williams, who scored 18 points. He also had a team-best eight boards. Tyreke Key finished the game with 16.

John Hall picked up the first three baskets of the game for the Aces, leading to a 6-6 score three minutes in. Allante Holston put the Sycamores back in front with a triple. The ISU lead reached five at 11-6 before the Aces rallied back with five of their own, including a Shea Feehan trey, to tie it up.

With 6:52 remaining in the opening stanza, Noah Frederking connected on a pair of free throws that gave Evansville its first lead at 20-19. Up 22-21, the Aces reeled off six points in a row to take a 28-21 lead with 3:33 on the clock. Marty Hill had back-to-back buckets to cap off the run. ISU got back within three points before a K.J. Riley basket gave Evansville a 30-25 halftime lead.

Indiana State scored the first six points of the second half to retake a 31-30 lead, but three minutes in, Hall was good from downtown, hitting his first home 3-pointer since the Jacksonville State game, to put UE back in front. The back-and-forth action continued. After Indiana State retook the lead at 39-38, Noah Frederking drained a triple to give Evansville a 41-39 advantage at the midway point of the second half.

Less than a minute later, three Sycamore free throws gave them a 44-43 lead, but Evansville pushed back once again. Freshman Shamar Givance nailed his first triple since December 15 in what was the 11th lead change of the game Evansville pushed its lead out to five at 51-46 with just over five minutes left, but the Sycamores had one more run left in them. Tyreke Key hit his first from outside to cut the deficit to one. With 3:08 remaining, ISU retook the lead at 52-51 on a pair of free throws.

With the shot clock going doing on the ensuing possession, Hill hit his first trey of the game under intense pressure to give Evansville the lead. Indiana State responded with a 6-0 run as they took a 58-54 lead with one minute remaining. A Riley bucket got UE back within two but a pair of ISU free throws put their lead back at four with 15 seconds remaining. Just when it looked like the game was over, Feehan drained a three from the UE logo to cut the gap to one.

“Coach told is to take it possession by possession. We were down four points and he said to keep battling,” Feehan said. “We were able to force overtime, but for the rest of the game, we did not play our best basketball. We feel like we could have won that game, especially when we were not at our best.”

After ISU went 1-for-2 from the line, Feehan was the hero once again, hitting a bucket in the final seconds to send the game to overtime tied up at 61-61. Jordan Barnes hit the first bucket of the extra session before Evan Kuhlman notched two more free throws to tie the game at 63-63. The Sycamores posted consecutive field goals to go back up by four before the Aces added three free throws to cut the ISU lead to 67-66 at the halfway mark of the extra session.

That would be as close as the Aces would get as Indiana State would hang on for the 72-66 win.

“Coach told us in the locker room that we did not do some of the little things at the end of the game,” Kuhlman commented. “We need to focus on that stuff and have a few good days of practice.”

A bright spot on the day was the crowd who was in attendance, a total of 6,419. It marked the most in close to three years.

“The crowd was unbelievable today and all season,” McCarty said. “We appreciate their support.”

On Wednesday, Evansville travel to Missouri State for a 7:00 p.m. contest in Springfield. 


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