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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Think Outside the Lunch Box

This month’s presentation will be held this Thursday (January 12) at noon in the Blue & Gold Room at Old National Bank's headquarters in downtown Evansville. It will feature a conversation with our new mayor, Lloyd Winnecke and will be moderated by Robert Dion, Associate Professor of Political Science.

Less than two weeks after taking office as the 34th mayor of Evansville, Lloyd Winnecke — a University of Evansville alumnus — will share his vision for the city and talk with community members about how they can help move Evansville forward.

Before he was elected mayor in November 2011, Winnecke, an Evansville native, worked as senior vice president and marketing director at Fifth Third Bank after spending 17 years in television news. He was elected a Vanderburgh County commissioner in 2008 and served as president of that body. He also served nine years on the Vanderburgh County Council, including three years as president and one year as finance chairman.

Winnecke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from the University of Evansville in 1982.

Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the Old National Bank lobby. As always, the event is free and open to the public.
 

* Student Congress

The first Student Congress meeting of this semester will be held next Thursday, January 19, in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. A reminder - each organization will need a representative, also note that we will be holding elections for secretary at this time.

* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Open House!

Join us at 8 p.m. in Neu Chapel basement (Grabill Lounge) this Thursday night for a fun time of fellowship and worship! We will be looking back at all the great things that happened last semester and looking forward to what’s in store. Bring your friends and your questions! Please contact kb215@evansville.edu for more information.

* International Orientation Leader Applications- Deadline Approaching

The application deadline for International Orientation Leaders is quickly approaching! International Orientation Leaders work with new international students during International Orientation in August. Interested students should stop by Rooms 220/221 in the back of the Student Life offices in Ridgway University Center to pick up an application. Please contact Emily Fiedler at ef31@evansville.edu with questions.


 

* WUEV, AcesTV Call-Out Meeting Thursday At 5 PM

There will be a joint call-out meeting for new members interested in being a part of either WUEV (the campus radio station) or AcesTV on Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. outside of the WUEV studios (located on the second floor of the Ridgway Center at the top of the main staircase.)  On-air DJ positions are available for all of WUEV’s shows, from jazz to top 40 to hip-hop and alternative music.  Positions covering UE athletics are also available. 

The meeting should last approximately a half-hour.  Anyone with questions, or anyone who is interested in being a part of either group but is unable to attend Thursday’s meeting should contact WUEV station manager Tom Benson via email at tb39@evansville.edu

 

* Call-Out Meeting for Vagina Monologues

UE Women's Awareness is proud to announce the upcoming annual performance of the Vagina Monologues set for Saturday, February 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. in Eykamp Hall! Every year, this moving piece is performed as part of V-Day, a global campaign created by Eve Ensler to stop violence against women. Come be a part of the philanthropy and fun!  The call out meeting is this Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m.-noon in Room 120, Hyde Hall. Come on out if you want to be involved in any way, be it as a performer, organizer, or supporter. Contact Anne Joy (aj95@evansville.edu), Kayla Listenberger (kl131@evansville.edu), or Laura Epperson (le39@evansville.edu) with questions.

Info You Should Know

* Silver Bracelet Found

A silver bracelent has been found on campus. If it is yours, please call Geneva in Safety and Security at 488-2051.

* Wanted: Men Who Sing

All UE men who have an interest in singing are invited to join UE's Men's Chorus. The Men's Chorus is a group of 20 men who rehearse twice a week and perform each semester both on an off campus.  The Men's Chorus sang for the opening men's basketball game in 2010-2011, performs annually at the Victory Theater in the UE Holiday Pops Concert, and in May 2011, members of the Men's Chorus traveled to New York City to perform in Carnegie Hall.  There is no audition necessary.  Contact Dr. Dennis Malfatti at dm155@evansville.edu for more information.

* Writing Center to Open Tuesday, January 17

The Writing Center will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Students who wish assistance with a paper or other writing assignment may make an appointment online for a 50-minute session with a Writing Center tutor. The appointment calendar is found at  http://acelink.evansville.edu under "Areas" and then "Writing Center."

Hours of operation will be the same as for fall semester: Monday noon-10 p.m,; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 7-10 p.m. 

 

* 2012 Spring Fitness Class Schedule

Insanity – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 6:30 -7:30 am and 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Weight Training – Mondays, Wednesdays – 9:00 -10:00am
Total Fitness – Tuesdays, Thursdays -9:30 -10:30am
Wallyball (Competitive) Tuesdays 11:30am -1:00pm (Beginner) Fridays 11:30am - 1:00pm
Zumba –  Mondays, Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
Basic Cardio – Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:00- 1:00pm
Noon Time Basketball – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 12:00-1:00pm
Hip Hop Abs – Tuesdays, Thursdays -1:00- 2:00pm
Pilates – Tuesdays, Thursdays – 4:00 -5:00pm
Yoga –Tuesdays, Thursdays -5:00 -6:00pm
Brazilian Dance- Mondays, Thursdays – 6:00 -7:00pm
Belly Dancing – Tuesdays – 6:00 -7:00pm
Piloxing- Wednesdays-6:00 -7:00pm
Turbo Kick-Mondays, Wednesdays 7:00 -8:00pm

* CSE Has Activity Stickers and Student Organization Rosters Available

Activity stickers are available for all full-time students in the Center for Student Engagement.

Student organization rosters are available for pick-up in the Center for Student Engagement.  All rosters must be updated by February 3.

Also - an article in the recent Flush Flash stated that student organizations need to re-register – that is not correct. Actually they only need to update their information.

 

* Want to Be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Orientation Leader (OL) applications are now available in the VP/Dean of Students Office located in Ridgway University Center in Room 230.  Application deadline is Friday, January 20. If you have any questions, please contact your Orientation Leader OR the VP/Dean of Students at ext. 2500.

* Thoughts About MLK

When you think about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy, what comes to your mind?

We are collecting thoughts this week to share on Martin Luther King Day. Please take a moment to share yours here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MLKThoughts2012
 

Congratulations

* UE Theatre Wins awards at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

On January 3, 38 company members from the University of Evansville Department of Theatre traveled to the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. As one of only six schools invited to bring a production to the regional festival, UE Theatre presented Athol Fugard’s MASTER HAROLD…and the boys.

“The UE production was a hot ticket to have at the festival and was received with thunderous applause and a rousing standing ovation,” said Sharla Cowden, UE theatre marketing director.

In addition to presenting one of the featured productions at the festival, many students participated in multiple categories of theatrical competition.  Six students, along with their partners, were nominated from past productions to compete for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship.  Seniors Toby Onwumere and Caitlin Taylor advanced out of a pool of over 400 actors to the semi-finals of 36.

With only first place awarded in each category, senior D’Vaughn Agu received Honorable Mention in the Scenic Design Paper Project category, and senior Marissa Stewart received an Honorable Mention in the SDC National Student Directing Fellowship category. Senior Finley Lefevre received the Outstanding Dramaturg Award in the Ten Minute Play Competition. Senior BJ Brooks was named winner of the Region III National Stage Management Fellowship and will travel to Washington, DC, in April to compete on the national level.

 

* R. Scott Lank

R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre, was selected as a finalist for the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award.  Thirty finalists were chosen from a national pool of over 300 K-12, college and university teachers of all subjects.  Of the 30, ten will be chosen on March 22, Sondheim’s birthday, as national recipients of the award.

* Clark Kimberling

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, and co-author Peter Moses of Worcestershire, England, have an article in the current issue of Journal for Geometry and Graphics, published in Germany. Titled “Closed Space Curves Made from Circles on Polyhedra,” the article introduces new 3-dimensional curves, each lying on the surface of a Platonic solid (such as a cube) and also on a sphere.  You can view some of the curves (animated!) at the UE-based
Gallery of Space Curves Made from Circles.
 

Athletics

* Rally Comes Up Short As Aces Fall At Indiana State, 80-78

A last-minute rally fell short as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team dropped its third-consecutive game, losing by an 80-78 score to Indiana State on Tuesday evening at the Hulman Center.

Cox hit seven out of 14 field goals while going a perfect 4-for-4 from three-point range.  Colt Ryan checked in with 17 points while Troy Taylor recorded his second double-double of the season, scoring 12 points to go along with 10 boards.  Taylor came up just short of the second triple-double in UE (7-8, 2-3 MVC) history as he dished out seven assists.

A defensive battle ensued over the opening minutes before Jake Odum got the Sycamores (11-5, 2-3) on the board with a pair of free throws.  Following a pair of turnovers and misses on its first two shots, the Aces scored nine-straight points to go up 9-2.  Colt Ryan got it started with a three before Ned Cox and Kenneth Harris hit and-ones on consecutive possessions.

Evansville’s run turned into 13-4 as Cox hit a trey just over five minutes in.  Indiana State made its first run of the game as a three by Lucas Eitel sent them on an 11-4 stretch to get back within a pair at 17-15. 

Indiana State continued its run, knocking down four of its first five three-pointers to retake the lead at 32-30 with just over four minutes remaining in the half.  Jake Kitchell and Jordan Printy knocked down back-to-back treys to put ISU back on top.  The Sycamores continued to add to that lead over the remaining minutes of the period, holding a 44-35 advantage at the half.

An 18-5 run over the last five minutes of the half was the difference for ISU as they hit six of their last eight shots.  Nine Sycamore players scored in the opening half while just five Aces made their way onto the scoresheet.

Neither team was able to mount a major charge in the opening moments of the second half.  ISU’s fifth three of the game, this one by Jake Odum, gave the Sycamores their first double figure lead at 51-41.  Troy Taylor continued his solid performance, moving into double figures with a basket at the 4:41 mark of the second period to cut the deficit to eight.

Later in the period, it was Evansville’s turn to rally.  Down by as many as ten points, the Aces made it a two-point game with nine minutes left as Kenneth Harris knocked down a pair of free throws.  Indiana State had an answer, though, reeling off the next nine points to take their largest lead of the contest at 69-58.  Dwayne Lathan notched six points in the run that gave them the advantage with under five minutes left in the game. 

Evansville was unable to muster up a lot of offense, failing to hit a field goal in a stretch of eight minutes while missing seven shots and turning the ball over twice.  Ned Cox ended the stretch with a three at the 2:23 mark and, after forcing the Sycamores into their 16th turnover of the game, Denver Holmes hit two free throws to get the Aces back within four, 71-67.

Refusing to give up, the Aces kept fighting.  Ryan hit his second three of the game to get UE back within a possession at 73-70.  In the final minute, Cox and Jordan Nelson hit threes to make it a one-point game with five ticks on the clock.  Indiana State hit one out of two free throws giving UE a chance for the tie or the win, but a three at the buzzer fell just short.

Odum was the top scorer for ISU, notching 15 points while Lathan recorded 14 and Lucas Eital had 12.  ISU outshot UE by a 55.3%-42.1% margin while the rebounding battle was even at 30-30.

On Friday, Evansville will return to the Ford Center to host Drake at 7:05 p.m.  The Bulldogs were scheduled to take on Bradley Tuesday evening.  This weekend, the Aces will travel to Springfield, Mo. for a Sunday match at Missouri State.
 

* Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti Men's Basketball Complimentary Ticket Upgrade!

All faculty, staff, and emeriti tickets for the men’s basketball games will now be located in the lower bowl! Seats will now be closer to concessions and restrooms. Tickets are available now for the January 13 game vs. Drake at the ticket counter in Carson Center. Thank you for your continued support of the Men’s Basketball team and all Aces sports!

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