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Monday, November 28, 2011

* Campus Update by President Tom Kazee

President Tom Kazee will give a Campus Update on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. The entire UE community is invited to attend and hear the latest information on the strategic plan, the budget, and other topics of University-wide interest.


* Sign up for UE Alert – Test of System Planned for Tuesday

A test of UE Alert - the University’s Emergency Alert Messaging system - is set for Tuesday, November 29. UE Alert lets you know about all emergencies affecting the University, such as severe weather, campus lock-downs, and University closings. If you have not already signed up for UE Alert, you can do so by going to Acelink or the UE Alert Sign-up and following the simple two-step sign-up process. Once you are signed up, you will get the emergency alerts sent as text messages to your cell phone, wireless PDA or pager. It is easy to sign-up and free!

* Christmas on Campus

Until November 30 – Information Desk drop box, Ridgway University Center
 Bring an ornament from home to donate for the UE family tree in Ridgway University Center.  

Thursday, December 1–7:30 p.m., Neu Chapel
 A UE Campus Christmas-Candlelight Vespers
Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas carols and more!

Thursday, December 1 – 4-7:30 p.m., UE Bookstore
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night prior to Vespers
With ID, 20% discount regular priced items, 5% additional off clearance items. Great gift ideas for stocking stuffers. Door prizes! 

Thursday, December 1 - noon-6 p.m., and Friday, December 2 - 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Melvin Peterson Gallery
Art Department Art and Craft Sale
Great place to find unique Christmas gifts!

Friday, December 2 – 3-5 p.m., Ridgway University Center
Purple Friday Holiday Party
Have your picture made with Purple Santa, decorate an ornament, be there for the UE family tree lighting, and enjoy refreshments.

Friday, December 2–5-9 p.m., Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Holiday Spectacular
Get your picture taken and put in a snowglobe, 5-9 p.m., Atrium, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Holiday Bingo 6-7 p.m., Room 170 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Carriage rides 7-9 p.m., load at the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building and ride around front oval

Tuesday, December 6 – 7:30 p.m., Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville
Holiday Pops Concert
Free and open to the community

Friday, December 16 – Noon-1:15 p.m., Ridgway University Center Dining Hall
Campus Christmas Carry-In
Sodexo will provide meat, plates, utensils, drinks, cups, ice, and napkins. Please bring your favorite dish.  

Friday, December 23 – Holiday break begins.


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: Many Concerts and Even More Ensembles

The Department of Music’s University Band will present its fall concert in Eykamp Hall this evening, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m.  Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz and Assistant Professor of Music Education Timothy Groulx will lead the ensemble in a program of contemporary wind ensemble music, including works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Frank Ticheli and Dr. Groulx’s own arrangement of Gustav Holst’s A Moorside Suite.  The concert is free and open to the public.

This week’s Tuesday evening recital will feature the UE Jazz Ensembles performing in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.  UE Jazz Ensemble II will perform first under the direction of Assistant Professor of Guitar and Jazz Studies Renato Butturi, while Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer will lead UE Jazz Ensemble I.  The concert will feature some traditional jazz standards and a variety of more contemporary tunes.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The latter part of the week will feature performances by a number of ensembles from the Department of Music.  Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct the UE String Ensemble in a performance in Wheeler Concert Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m.  The University Choir, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, will take part in Thursday evening’s Vespers Service in Neu Chapel at 7:30 p.m.  A trio of brass ensembles will offer a concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Friday afternoon, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m.  This will include the UE Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, the UE Horn Ensemble under the direction of Consortium Instructor of Horn Jonas Thoms, and the UE Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Timothy Zifer.  Department of Music flute and clarinet students will be featured in the Wind Chamber Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m.  The concert will be under the direction of Associate Professor of Clarinet and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans and Consortium Instructor of Flute Shauna Kay Thompson.  Lastly, the UE Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor of Percussion William Shaltis, will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday evening, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m.  All events are free and open to the public.

* Bishop Charles Thompson Guest at Newman Center Tonight

Tonight's guest at the Newman Center's weekly Monday Night Dinner & Discussion will be the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, Bishop Charles Thompson. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and those with 6 p.m. classes are welcome to go to the front of the line for food. Beef stroganoff is on the menu for tonight. Everyone is welcome!

* Mittens and Hats and Gloves, Oh My!

Once again, Graves Hall is collecting NEW mittens, hats, gloves and scarves for needy children in local schools in and around Evansville.  Please hang your donations on the Christmas tree in the lobby of Graves Hall beginning Thursday, Nov. 10.  Monetary donations are being accepted also by Tana Chapman (GH 233), Pam Young (GH 219), Karen Doss (GH 301) or Lisa Toelle (GH 304).   Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Upcoming Events

* Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series

If you read the Evansville Courier & Press, chances are that in recent weeks, you’ve seen James MacLeod’s editorial cartoons on the Occupy movement, the Penn State scandal, and Black Friday shopping. The cartoons are among more than 150 that MacLeod, a UE professor of history, has sold to media outlets around the nation this year.

As part of UE’s Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series, MacLeod will present “Win, Lose, and Draw: My Life as an Editorial Cartoonist” at noon on Thursday, December 1, in the Blue & Gold Room on the first floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters in Downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

* UE Art Senior Showcase

The art senior seminar class is opening a student show in the Krannert Gallery this Wednesday, Nov. 30.  The opening is at 11 a.m. and runs for an hour.  There will be snacks and drinks served.  The show exhibits the work of seven senior students.  The students will be present during the opening to talk to those attending.  Come see the students' show "in Color" to see what they can do!

* Right to Work Panel Discussion

The University of Evansville Department of History and Department of Philosophy and Religion will co-sponsor a panel discussion on the contentious right-to-work legislation to be introduced during the next session at the Indiana Statehouse.

The panel discussion, titled “Is Right to Work Law Right for Indiana?”, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 29 in Eykamp Hall, Room 253 of the Ridgway University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

WNIN’s Micah Schweizer will moderate the panel discussion, which will include the following guests:

• Sue Ellspermann, Republican state representative for District 74, supporter of right-to-work legislation
• George Raymond, vice president of human resources and labor relations for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, supporter of right-to-work legislation
• Gail Riecken, Democratic state representative for District 77, opponent of right-to-work legislation
• Chuck Whobrey, president of Local Teamsters 215, opponent of right-to-work legislation

* Everyone Invited to Veterans Fair!

The Society of History Scholars and UE VETS are teaming up to present a Veteran's Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, at 6:30 p.m.!! Come and meet current student veterans and veterans in the community from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. There will be a Humvee for students to sit in during the day and MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) to try! Free pizza and soft drinks are available for those who attend!

* Holiday Dance Clinic

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team would like to invite you to our Holiday Dance Clinic on Friday, Dec. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m in the Maikranz Family Gym (small gym). Children ages 4 to 12 will learn a holiday dance, receive a t-shirt, have a pizza party with the team, and play games. The dance will be preformed with the team on Saturday, Dec. 17 during the halftime show at the UE vs. Tennessee Tech game. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. Youth admission is free with a scanned QR code on the Aces Pocket Schedule. All other tickets may be purchased through the Aces Athletics Ticketing Office. Pre-registration is welcomed but will also be available at the start of the clinic. The total cost of the clinic is $25.
Please direct any questions to Coach Mariel Arata: or 502-689-4085.

* Arts and Crafts Sale and Christmas Exhibition

This year, the Department of Art and the UE Friends of Art, in conjunction with Kappa Pi Art Fraternity, are planning a Christmas Exhibition as well as the annual Art and Craft Sale.  Both events will be in the new Melvin Peterson Gallery, on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues – across from campus. The Christmas Exhibition runs through Dec. 8.  All categories of art are eligible and all work in the Exhibition will be offered for sale. The Annual Art and Craft Sale is planned for 2 days this year: Thursday, Dec. 1 from noon-6 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 2 from 7:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sale items should be delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 to the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Members of the UE Friends of Art and students in Kappa Pi Art Fraternity will be manning the sale so it is not necessary for sale participants to spend both days in the Peterson Gallery with their work.

To enter work in the Christmas Exhibition, to register as a participant for the Art and Craft Sale or for more information, please phone the Department of Art Office at 488-2043. (A sample of work may be requested prior to inclusion as a participant in either event.)

* Fourth Lunch & Learn Fall Session Sponsored by Center for Adult Education

UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on "The Insurance You Need…and Don’t Need." this event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is presented by the Society for Financial Awareness.


Info You Should Know

* Lost iPod Touch

An iPod Touch was lost in the first floor women's bathroom in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building on Nov. 21 around 10:30 am. It has a blue case and screen protector and a green mechanical pencil was lost with it. Please email if you have any information. 


As we approach the end of the fall semester, the Office of Financial Aid would like to clarify our policies regarding students’ academic performance and its connection to scholarship and financial aid renewal. The Office of Financial Aid does not monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each MAY.

Therefore, if your GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, you have the spring semester to restore your cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored in mid-year. (The exception is a student who is using a semester of conditional financial aid for fall under a specific appeal plan.) 

See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans. Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364. 



* Sociology Professors and Students Present Papers at Conference

Assistant Professor of Sociology Mari Plikuhn and students Ashlee Niehaus and Rebecca Reeves presented a paper titled, "'65 Isn't What It Used to Be:' Changes and Trends in Perceptions of Older Adults" at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meetings in Boston, MA on Nov. 20.  At the same meetings, Plikuhn, and students Daniel Caruana, Ashlee Niehaus, and Rebecca Reeves presented a paper titled, "Childlessness and Life Satisfaction in Later Adulthood," co-authored with Associate Professor of Sociology, Social Work and Gender & Women's Studies Michelle Blake.



* Late Rally Falls Short As UIC Downs UE 79-75

Junior Ned Cox scored a career high 24 points, but it was not enough to overcome a 13-point deficit as the Aces fell to the UIC Flames, 79-75, Wednesday evening at the UIC Pavilion.

Cox was 9-13 in the game to tie for the game-high.  Colt Ryan finished with 18 points as he would hit the 1,000-point mark for his career.  Kenneth Harris tallied 17 while Jordan Jahr finished with 12.

“It’s disappointing, we missed shots right at the basket,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “We have not been able to sustain good play over long stretches of play.  We did not guard very well all night, we just need to reach down deep and improve.”

Evansville (2-2) got off to a quick start as Colt Ryan and Matt Peeler hit early buckets to give the Aces a 4-0 lead two minutes into the contest.  After UIC (2-2) tied it up at 4-4, UE went on a 12-2 run to take at 15-6 advantage.  The Aces hit five of nine shots over the stretch while holding the Flames 1-of-7 shooting and six turnovers.

From that point on, though, the Flames had a full turnaround, finishing the half on a 29-12 run over the final ten minutes of the period.  Entering the game, UIC was shooting just 25.9% from three-point range, however, they hit six out of eight in the first half.  Marc Brown, who was just 1-9 from downtown, was a perfect 4-4 in the opening period. 

Colt Ryan hit a bucket with 7:37 remaining in the half to put the Aces up 23-16.  The bucket marked his 1,000th career point as a member of the program.  It would also mark the beginning of a streak of over six scoreless minutes for the Aces as the Flames would score 16 points in a row to go up 32-23. 

Their lead would hit double figures for the first time on a Brown trey before Ned Cox hit a shot in the closing seconds to make it an 8-point deficit at the break.

Brown continued his hot shooting in the opening minutes of the second stanza, hitting a layup and a trey for his 19th points of the contest.  UIC would see their lead grow to 13 points, 42-29, before Kenneth Harris took over.  Harris notched eight points in a row for UE to cut the lead down to seven, 42-35, with 16 minutes left in the game.

The Aces kept the pressure on as Cox had his turn with the hot hand.  Cox scored seven-straight as UE got within four, 50-46.  The hot shooting beyond-the-arc continued for the Flames as they would hit nine of their first 12 treys while seeing the advantage go back into double figures.

A late rally made for an interesting finish.  With UIC up 73-61, the Aces put forth a 9-1 run to get within four, 74-70.  It was too little, too late, as the Flames hit some late free throws before taking the 79-75 win.

Freshman Marc Brown led the Flames with 24 points while hitting all five three-point attempts.  Hayden Humes notched 18.  Both were career highs.

The Flames finished with a 40-28 edge on the boards while connecting on nine out of 13 treys.

With the loss, the Aces have now fallen in 12 consecutive road openers, with the last win coming in 1999 against Western Kentucky.

Evansville will be back at the Ford Center to face Alabama State on Tuesday night.

* Epps Records First Career Victory Conquering Troy, 59-49

First-year head coach Oties Epps got his first career victory under his belt Saturday afternoon in the consolation game of Maine’s Dead River Company Classic, as the University of Evansville women’s basketball team topped Troy University, 59-49. With the victory, the Purple Aces improve to 1-4 on the season, while the Trojans fall to 0-5.
The junior class piloted the Aces offensively, as Samantha Heck led UE with 16 points, in addition to logging seven rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. Meagan Collins also reached double figures, scoring a season-high 11 points with three three-pointers, while Taylor Ware tallied nine points, four assists, and three steals.

Seniors Briyana Blair (5 assists, 2 steals) and Chelsea Falkenstein each grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Classmate Staci Gillum added seven points on 3-for-4 shooting.

The Aces set the tone off the bat, winning the tip and scoring on their first possession, marking the first time this season UE tallied the first basket. After a slow start for both squads, combining for 12 points, 6-6, at the second media timeout, Evansville exploded on offense. Sparked by back-to-back threes by Collins, the Aces went on a sudden 15-3 run between the 12 and seven minute marks to take a 21-9 lead. Evansville steadily stretched their lead to season-high 24 points with 1:40 to go in the opening half on Jordan Lewis’ back-to-back threes.

Evansville held Troy scoreless for nearly six and a half minutes in the run.

The Aces went into the break with a season-high 36 points in the first 20 minutes, leading 36-14. Evansville held a steady 20-plus point lead through the first 11 minutes of play of the second stanza, peaking on Heck’s layup with 9:52 to go for a 24-point advantage.

Troy battled, cutting the deficit to 15 points at the 7:21 mark, but Evansville fought back, bumping the lead back up to 19 points on Ware’s layup with 5:42 remaining. However, the Trojans hung around going on a 13-4 run in the remaining time. In the end, the Aces were able to run out the clock and preserve the victory.

Tenia Manuel led the Trojans with 18 points and eight rebounds, while DeAngela Sword also reached double figures with 11 points.
Evansville shot 40.0 percent (22-55) from the floor, 33.3 percent (6-18) from behind the arch, and 81.8 percent (9-11) from the free throw line, and also won the battle of the boards, 33-30. Recording 12 steals, UE forced the Trojans to turn the ball over 22 times.

The Aces are back in action Tuesday when they host Ball State in their home-opener after a month on the road. The game, which is a doubleheader with the men’s team, is set to begin at 5:15 p.m. Evansville hosts its own tournament next weekend, welcoming Marshall, Chicago State, and Eastern Kentucky to the Ford Center for the second annual Aces Winter Classic.


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