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Friday, March 25, 2011

* 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 (el2@evansville.edu, 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 4:30 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

* Break the Floor: Best of the Worst

The members of Delta Omega Zeta will have their philanthropy Break The Floor: Best of the Worst on Friday, March 25 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m.Tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds go to Youth First.
 

Upcoming Events

* Social Interaction and Networking Workshop

Super poke!

Do you have a Facebook, or belong to any other social networking site? Consider attending Career Services’ “Social Interaction and Networking” workshop on March 29 (Tuesday)! At 8:30 p.m., Gene Wells will be covering topics such as what employers look for on profiles, how to dress for an interview, and proper formal dining etiquette. Come to the Morton/Brentano Pit for some snacks and very valuable information!

* Car Talk!

Own a car? Thinking about buying one? Then come to Car Talk, a Define Your Life event, on Saturday, April 9, 2-4 p.m., at the Hale basketball court. Hosted by the Hale and Morton/Brentano staff, Car Talk is designed to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about cars!  Car salesmen and other knowledgeable professionals will be passing out knowledge.  Car Talk is free and sure to be fun and informative for everyone!  Participants will learn about changing, inflating, and caring for tires, and measuring air pressure. They will learn when and why to rotate tires, changing oil and oil filters, changing batteries, and how to jump start a car. They will learn about head lights, spark plugs, fuses, antifreeze, replacing wiper blades and fluid. They will be informed about insurance, buying/selling/financing/leasing a car and related expenses, how to not get swindled, emergency preparedness kits, campus services for drivers, local car shops/dealers, and more.

* 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. 

* 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 http://www.marchofdimes.com/.
 

* 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 js509@evansville.edu.

 

* The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For Survey

The University of Evansville is once again participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.

This particular program is designed to survey a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty and administrators.

If you are included in this random sample, you will have received an e-mail by the end of this week, encouraging you to take part in this survey.

If you receive the invitation, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The deadline to complete it is April 15.  You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so please take the time to share your feedback. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, UE will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.

This is an anonymous survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback is critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by
ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.

Thank you in advance for your participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of those who work at UE.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Himstedt, director of university relations at lh133. 
 

* Financial Consultant and Chartered Wealth Advisor to Speak March 30

Jeffrey A. Berger, Financial Consultant and Chartered Wealth Advisor® with Hilliard Lyons, will be giving a presentation titled, "Asset Diversification in the context of global market." on March 30, 2011 at 4.00 p.m. in SB 272. He will also be giving prizes to the winning teams of the investment challenge game arranged by Dr. Walayet A. Khan, Professor of finance, in his Fundamentals of Financial Management classes (FIN 361).
 

* Cultivate Inclusion!

Disability Services is hosting the third annual Disability Awareness Event, "Cultivate Inclusion", on March 30 in Eykamp Hall.  A panel discussion will start at 4 p.m. and the event room will open from 4:30-6 p.m.  There will be an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, fabulous participation prizes, many giveaways, and much, much more!

 

Info You Should Know

* Last Day to Drop Spring Classes – Friday, April 1

Don’t forget that Friday, April 1, is the last day to drop a spring class.  Drops will be posted with a ‘W’ grade.  If you need to drop a class, fill out a yellow Add/Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall 106), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5 p.m.on Friday, April 1.


 

* Volunteers Needed for Sunset Concert

Student Activities Boad is looking for volunteers for its annual Sunset Concert.  Sunset Concert will be on the East Terrace Lawn (rain location will be the large gym) and will feature Augustana!  Volunteers are needed from noon-11 p.m. for various jobs including set-up, security, and more.  All volunteers will be guaranteed a free shirt.  If you are interested please email mm478@evansville.edu

 

* Faculty Regalia for Graduation

Faculty who will need regalia rented for May graduation should contact the UE Bookstore as soon as possible.  The rental agency would like the University's order at the end of March to insure that all garments colors are availabe.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* 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 ts142@evansville.edu 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 ts142@evansville.edu or Julia Bynum at jb495@evansville.edu
 

* 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 ld43@evansville.edu, Asst. Coach Mariel Arata at ma112@evansville.edu, 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.

* 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 http://ots.evansville.edu/news/
 

* Attention UE Students: Financial Aid Calendar for 2011-12

FAFSA: Please respond immediately to any requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents. Students may still file the 2011-12 FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, including federal student loans.

Need financial aid for summer courses? If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please make an appointment in the Office of Financial Aid to meet with a counselor. We will help you examine your options. You may stop by to schedule an appointment (Olmsted Hall, room 116), or set up a time though the financial aid receptionist at cm98@evansville.edu.

Checking grades and credit hours earned in May: After the completion of the spring semester, we will review students’ academic records to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress (see Financial Aid FAQs page for details). Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

June: Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in UE’s system.  

 

* UE Bookstore Summer and Fall Adoptions Due

All faculty and academic departments - remember that adoptions for Summer sessions and the Fall 2011 term are due in the UE Bookstore.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. 

Athletics

* Softball Hosts Valley Series With UNI This Weekend

The University of Evansville softball team will open the gates of James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium for the second weekend in a row, this time hosting the Northern Iowa Panthers for the Aces second Missouri Valley Conference matchup of the season. The Aces will host a doubleheader with the Panthers Saturday before closing the series with a single game Sunday. Both days are set to begin at noon.

The Aces return to Cooper Stadium after splitting with Southeast Missouri State in Wednesday?s midweek doubleheader. In game one, junior Amy Gaertner sent a two-run home run over the fence in the top of the eighth inning to give UE the extra-inning win. Freshman Emily Morris picked up a win on the mound, throwing 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. In game two, the Redhawks were able to shut out the Aces with a 9-0 win in five innings. Taylor Perry picked up her sixth hit of the season to represent the Aces only hit of the game.

Senior Jen Stahlhut leads UE's offense with a .319 batting average and a team-high seven doubles on the season. In game one of Wednesday?s doubleheader, Stahlhut went 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and a run batted in.

 

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