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Thursday, March 24, 2011

* Lecture on Late Ottoman Jerusalem in Photos

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

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

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

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


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The Classical Guitar Concert Series continues in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m., with a performance by the Chilean guitarist, Carlos Pérez.  He studied under Ernesto Quezada at the University of Chile, where he graduated with top honors.  Pérez has won top prizes in major international competitions in Europe and has given solo recitals and played with orchestras in more than thirty countries in Europe and the Americas.  He has participated in many guitar and chamber music festivals around the world and is constantly invited to give master classes and lectures at universities and schools of music.  He joined the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile as Professor in 2008.  Pérez last appeared in Evansville in 2008, when he performed Rodrigo’s Concierto para una Fiesta with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.  Admission 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 UE and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville.

The UE Piano Series continues its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m., with a performance by guest artist Jonathan Edward Mann.  Dr. Mann received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in piano performance from Indiana University, where he studied under Karen Shaw.  He earned his Doctorate in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he served as teaching assistant to James Tocco.  Dr. Mann now enjoys a dynamic performing and teaching career that has taken him across the United States and Europe to both critical and popular acclaim, and he has given master classes and served as clinician at numerous universities and workshops around the country.  Dr. Mann currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at SUNY Fredonia, where he teaches applied piano and chamber music, and he is also a member of the faculty of Opera Lytes, a theatre company in Buffalo, NY.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series continues in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, March 27, at 4 p.m. with a performance by the Bruce Dudley Trio.  This Nashville-based ensemble is led by pianist Bruce Dudley, one of the most highly-respected jazz musicians in the mid-South area.  In addition to performing, Dudley is well known as a composer, teacher, and clinician.  He has performed widely in the US and Canada with many of the outstanding jazz artists of today and has released several acclaimed recordings.  Other trio members include bassist Scott Mulvahill and drummer Joshua Hunt, and Dudley’s wife, jazz vocalist Sandra Dudley, will join the ensemble for a few numbers.  Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for Evansville Jazz Society members, and $5 for students with ID.  Tickets can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 479-2754 or may be purchased at the door.  For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy (, 488-2227).  The series is co-sponsored by UE and the Evansville Jazz Society.

UE student and flutist Kerri Kappler will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday, March 26, at 4 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.


* Honors Program Talk Back for Emma

The Honors Program Talkback for the Department of Theatre's recent production of Howard Zinn's Emma will be Tuesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Hyde Hall 118.  Come enjoy a lively discussion with the cast and crew of this entirely student directed, designed, and created production.  All Honors students receive .5 honors points for attending. 

* Buy Tickets Now for Break the Floor: Best of the Worst

The members of Delta Omega Zeta will have their philanthropy Break The Floor: Best of the Worst this Friday, March 25 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m. Tickets are being sold in Ridgway University Center during lunch and dinner hours on March 24. Tickets are $4 when bought in advance and $5 at the door. All proceeds go to Youth First.

* Healthy Babies Workshop

Join UE alum Jalessa Eskridge,  community director of the Southwest Indiana Division of the March of Dimes, in a discussion on Monday, March 28 from 6-7 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. Eskridge will be talking about prematurity awareness and healthcare disparities in Southwest Indiana and what steps you can take to prevent them.

“Can you imagine a day when all babies are born healthy?  The March of Dimes can,” says Eskridge.  “This is what motivates us all to succeed and work just a little bit harder.  We are passionate about getting to this day, and we need concerned individuals like you to help us get there. “

This event is presented in partnership with the Office of Diversity Initiatives. For more information about the March of Dimes visit

* Civil War Author Ray Mulesky at Writing Center on April 5

Mark your calendar to hear local Civil War writer Ray Mulesky at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Writing Center for the spring Writers Forum. At this informal session (be prepared to sit on the floor!), you'll find out how Mulesky decided to write his first book, Thunder from a Clear Sky -- about the first Confederate raid across the Mason-Dixon Line to capture Newburgh, Ind.; how he published the book (himself); and how he's become so well known that publishers have come to him for his second book, Kentuckians in Gray . . . and now his third (about a Civil War soldier from Posey County, Ind.). Bring your questions and enjoy this engaging writer's wonderful stories.

* Earth Hour Set for Saturday

On Saturday, March 26, at 8:30 p.m., in the Lagoon parking lot, UE will host Earth Hour - an event where lights will be turned off around the globe in a stand against climate change. There will be live music and glow sticks. Don't forget to turn off your lights before you leave! 

* Night Prayer with Music from Taize - Save the Date!

Night Prayer with Music from Taizé is set for Sunday, March 27, at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel.  The meditative, candlelight service of spoken and sung prayer will include music from the ecumenical community of Taizé in France where thousands of young people gather throughout the year for prayer to “help deepen the relationship between faith and life in the areas of work, social questions, art and culture, the search for world peace….”  All are welcome.

* MESCON 2011 Is Saturday!

The UE Community is invited to 2011 MESCON (Math, Engineering, Science Conference) on Saturday, March 26, in Koch Center. This annual conference celebrates undergraduate scientific research and engineering design from excellent colleges and universities in the Midwestern region. Starting at 8:15 am, students will give oral and poster presentations from areas ranging in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Please come hear student presentations and see poster presentations. MESCON Committee members Cris Hochwender, Dick Blanford, John Layer, Deborah Hwang, Chris Tweddle, John Stamm, Arlen Kaufman, Kristy Miller, Lora Becker and Vicky Hasenor thank Buehler Motor, Inc. for its sponsorship this year.

* Blackjack Tournament

Tau Kappa Epsilon is hosting a Blackjack Tournament on March 26 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, starting at 3 pm. Entry cost is $5 ,and all money raised will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.If you want more information email Jake Steele at


* Stumped by Citations? Attend Friday's Writing Center Workshop

If you're working on a research paper and having problems with correct APA or MLA format, don't fret - just attend the Writing Center's student writing workshop at noon this Friday, March 25. Writing Center tutors Margaret Durkovic and Kayla Brenton will present the differences in these two scholastic styles for citing sources, writing headings, formatting your paper, etc., etc. Bring your questions (and your lunch if you wish): A "Q&A" will offer ample time to help you solve a particular citation issue or answer other questions you may have. See you at the Writing Center . . . noon this Friday!

* Come Watch the New Venture Creation Competition

The Schroeder Family School of Business Administration invites you to attend the 2011 Evansville New Venture Creation Competition on Friday afternoon, March 25.  The contest, which will feature nine student businesses from across the US and Canada, begins at 1:15 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Catch the entrepreneurial spirit, pick up pointers on how to present your ideas, and learn new ways to make a positive impression on future employers!  Who knows – you might want to enter your own business into the competition next year.  The first place winner will get a check for $10,000.  Second and third places will pay $2,500 and $1,000, respectively.  Winners will be announced live on Fox News at 6 p.m.

* Difference is Good!

Eloiza Domingo-Snyder, Diverse Student Development Director in Miami of Ohio’s Office of Diversity Affairs, will be at UE March 24-25 for workshops and a lecture.  She will explain cultural competency and benefits of diversity in a “Difference is Good” workshop on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m., in Eykamp 252, and Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.  She will give a luncheon keynote on Friday, March 25 at noon in Eykamp 253/254, Ridgway University Center.  Her topic: “Communicating Effectively Across Differences.”  The luncheon is free, but RSVP is required with La Toya Smith, coordinator of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, at ls103 or ext. 2413 by Monday, March 21.  The luncheon and workshops are free and open to the campus community! These events are part of the Multicultural Colleague Invitational Lecture Series. Domingo-Snyder’s visit is made possible by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana.  If you have questions, contact La Toya Smith.


Info You Should Know

* UE Gives Back Is April 2!

UE Gives Back is April 2! Group leaders, complete sign-up sheets and send them to Taylor Shelton at by March 25 to ensure that enough T-shirts are ordered for volunteers. The sooner the sign-up sheets are turned in, the better. Also, there are many volunteer opportunities in the coming weeks. If you are in need of hours or would just like to spend time serving your community drop by the Volunteer Services Office in Ridgway Univeresity Center or contact Taylor Shelton at or Julia Bynum at

* Trying Out for UE Dance Team?

If you are interested in trying out for the University of Evansville Dance Team, please join the current team in off-season technique practice.  They will be reviewing skills you will be required to perform at tryouts and in the 2011-2012 dance season.  Practice is Friday, March 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. The group will first meet in the Fitness Center Lobby.  Please contact Coach Lauren Doerner at, Asst. Coach Mariel Arata at, or any current team member if you have questions.  See you there!

* Win a Digital Picture Frame

Win a digital picture frame! The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education is holding a student competition on Facebook. It begins March 24. Check out the Facebook page, UE Career Services, for more details and the opportunity to win.

* Deadline Extended for Foreign Language Department's Photo Contest

The deadline to enter the Foreign Language Department Photo Contest has been extended to Monday, March 28. The Foreign Language Department invites students who studied abroad in a language immersion program for their major requirement to enter photos in the contest.  If you studied abroad in Spring 2010, Summer 2010 or Fall 2010, you may submit up to three photos from your study abroad experience.  Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to The first place photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office.  Feel free to stop by Room 350 in Olmsted Hall and see winners from the past.  You should submit your photos to Foreign Languages, located in Room 350 in Olmsted Hall, by Monday, March 28 and put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet.  We would love to display all of them on one of our bulletin boards.  If you have any questions, contact Kimberly at

* Parking Lot Closed for Moore Hall Lagoon Party

Parking Lot F (Lagoon Parking Lot) will be closed Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. until Saturday, March 26, at midnight for the annual Moore Hall Lagoon Party.  All vehicles must be moved from the parking lot before 5 p.m. or they will be towed.

* Calling All Recycle Maniacs

Calling on all RecycleManiacs! RecycleMania ends April 2. This is an APB to all the UE RecycleManiacs for an all out, last stretch effort to secure the prize! To date our standing among participating schools in Indiana is as follows.

Grand Champion
Schools participating in both the Per Capita Classic and the Waste Minimization competitions are eligible to become Grand Champion of RecycleMania. The Grand Champion will be the school that, based on their combined results, demonstrates the greatest achievement in both source reduction and recycling.

1  University of Evansville
52.54 %  Cumulative Recycling rate 

2  Butler University
50.00 %

3  Purdue University-Main Campus
38.57 %

4  University of Southern Indiana
27.19 %

5  Indiana State University
22.17 %

6  Indiana University-Bloomington
21.31 %

Per Capita Classic
In this competition schools are competing to see which can collect the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person.

1  Purdue University-Main Campus
10.51 Cumulative Recyclables Pounds/Person

2  University of Evansville
8.98 Cumulative Recyclables Pounds/Person

3  Indiana State University
6.71 Cumulative Recyclables Pounds/Person

4  Butler University
5.76 Cumulative Recyclables Pounds/Person

5  Indiana University-Bloomington
4.15 Cumulative Recyclables Pounds/Person

6  University of Southern Indiana
1.21 Cumulative Recyclables Pounds/Person

7  Indiana Wesleyan University
0.44 Cumulative Recyclables Pounds/Person

Targeted Material - Paper
In this competition schools are competing to see which can recycle the largest amount of paper per person.

1  University of Evansville
7.24 Cumulative Paper Pounds/Person

2  Butler University
4.51 Cumulative Paper Pounds/Person

3  Purdue University-Main Campus
3.15 Cumulative Paper Pounds/Person

4  Indiana State University
3.14 Cumulative Paper Pounds/Person

5  Indiana University-Bloomington
1.04 Cumulative Paper Pounds/Person

6  University of Southern Indiana
0.74 Cumulative Paper Pounds/Person

7  Indiana Wesleyan University
0.05 Cumulative Paper Pounds/Person

Targeted Material - Corrugated Cardboard
In this competition schools are competing to see which can recycle the largest amount of corrugated cardboard per person.

1  Indiana State University
2.94 Cumulative Corrugated Cardboard Pounds/Person

2  Purdue University-Main Campus
1.35 Cumulative Corrugated Cardboard Pounds/Person

3  University of Evansville
1.23 Cumulative Corrugated Cardboard Pounds/Person

4  Indiana University-Bloomington
1.22 Cumulative Corrugated Cardboard Pounds/Person

5  Indiana Wesleyan University
0.39 Cumulative Corrugated Cardboard Pounds/Person

6  University of Southern Indiana
0.01 Cumulative Corrugated Cardboard Pounds/Person

Targeted Material - Bottles and Cans
In this competition schools are competing to see which can recycle the largest amount of bottles and cans per person.

1  Indiana University-Bloomington
1.89 Cumulative Bottles and Cans Pounds/Person

2  Butler University
1.25 Cumulative Bottles and Cans Pounds/Person

3  Indiana State University
0.63  Cumulative Bottles and Cans Pounds/Person

4  University of Evansville
0.50 Cumulative Bottles and Cans Pounds/Person

5  University of Southern Indiana
0.46 Cumulative Bottles and Cans Pounds/Person

6  Indiana Wesleyan University
0.00 Cumulative Bottles and Cans Pounds/Person


* Student Email Is Changing!

Student email is changing! The University is partnering with Microsoft to bring students larger mailboxes and a suite of online services, starting next week. To learn more, please visit

* Faculty Reminder

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

* Volunteers Needed for Southern Indiana Classic Marathon

The Southern Indiana Classic Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 10th here in Evansville at the Vanderburgh County 4H center.

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available, both that weekend and the week leading up to it. Volunteers receive free t-shirts, entrance to the SIC Celebration Party (going on all day at the 4H center for the community and race participants) and are invited to a volunteer appreciation party the week following the event.

To see jobs and sign up, visit the website, and click "learn more" under volunteer information.  This is perfect for your student organization, Sorority or Fraternity to all work together and help our community. If you have a group that is interested in volunteering please contact SIC intern Lauren Schaftlein at ls184. All other questions, contact Andrea Klotz at or ak96.

* Marvin E Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends, and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig announce the application process for the Marvin E Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded each year to a rising sophomore student with demonstrated financial need, as shown by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Preference will be given to a student who works while being enrolled full-time.

Applications will be disbursed via UE email in early April to all rising sophomores, who have earned at least 30 credit hours.  Applications should be returned to the University of Evansville Office of Financial Aid by June 1, with decision announced by Aug.1.

Send any questions to JoAnn Laugel, Director of Financial Aid, at or call (812) 488-2364.

This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Marvin E Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville Chapter of the American Institute for Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974 Dr. Hartig was appointed dean of academic services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years. 



* Softball Splits with SEMO

The University of Evansville softball team split a midweek doubleheader with Southeast Missouri State today at the Southeast Softball Complex in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

UE notched its second eighth inning win of the season with a 4-2 victory in game one of the doubleheader. SEMO was able to pull away with a 9-0 win over the Aces in the nightcap.

The Aces (6-18) will return to action this weekend as they host Northern Iowa for a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series.

Game 1: UE 4, SEMO 2 (8 innings)
Junior Amy Gaertner blasted her third home run of the season to give UE the extra-inning win over the Redhawks in game one of the double header.

Evansville was able to put up the first run of the game in the fifth inning as senior Kelci Alsip scored on senior Jen Stahlhut’s second double of the game.

SEMO used a two-run home run to take  a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and give UE just three more outs to stay alive in the top of the seventh. Freshman Taylor Perry delivered a pinch single to represent the tying run on the bases before junior Maggie Little knocked a pinch-hit double to the left field wall to bring in the run and even the score at 2-all.

In the top of the eighth inning, Stahlhut was placed on second base according to international-tiebreaker rules. Sophomore Tamara Robey moved Stahlhut to third with a sacrifice-bunt before Gaertner cranked a long fly ball over the left field fence to give UE the 4-2 lead.

Freshman Emily Morris improved to 2-5 on the mound, closing out the game in relief of sophomore starter Kendall Kautz. In her tenth start of the season, Kautz scattered six hits over 5.2 innings of work while picking up five strikeouts in the circle.

Stahlhut finished game one 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and a RBI.

Game 2: UE 0, SEMO 9 (DH)

The Redhawks used a four-hit first inning to jump out to an early 3-0 lead to start game two of the doubleheader. SEMO was able to tack on six more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to bring the score to 9-0.

Freshman Taylor Perry (0-2) took the loss on the mound. Perry also tallied Evansville’s only hit of the game with a two-out single in the top of the second inning.

* Aces March Over UT-Martin, 18-6

The University of Evansville baseball team tagged the visiting UT-Martin Skyhawks for 18 runs on 21 hits, as every Ace in the batting order tallied at least one hit in the 18-6 win Wednesday night at Braun Stadium. With the victory, the Aces improved to 10-7 on the season, while UT-Martin fell to 4-16.

Senior Cody Fick led the slugfest, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, six runs batted in, and four runs scored. Senior Ryan Oesterle also went yard, while the Aces totaled ten hits for extra bases, including senior Greg Wallace’s two triples and senior Nate Smith’s two doubles in his 4-for-5 effort.

“Hitting is contagious,” said Head Coach Wes Carroll. “It was great to see everyone get hits, from the top of the order down. Overall, it was a good team win.”

Junior Trentt Copeland (2-1) earned the victory on the mound, throwing five full innings, allowing just one run on four scattered hits and four walks, while striking out three.

The Aces are back in action this weekend, hosting Indiana University Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. UE will travel to Bloomington on Sunday to take on the Hoosiers for a single game starting at noon.


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