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Friday, January 20, 2012

What's Happening Today

* International Club Call-Out Meeting

Join the International Club for its first meeting of the semester, today at 5:00 p.m. in Room 71, located on the lower level of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. We’ll introduce new members and announce plans for our upcoming events. The first five students to arrive will receive free ISC t-shirts! See you there!


* Sights and Sounds on display in Krannert Gallery

This is to let you know about a new, colorful and exciting two-artist exhibit, titled "Sights and Sounds," currently on display at the Krannert Gallery located in the lobby of the Krannert Fine Arts Building. The artists are Cedric Hustace and Jeffrey Smith -two businessmen - a retired lawyer and a regional store manger, respectively. Their works are in oils, acrylic and watercolor. The exhibit runs through February 20. The gallery is open from 8:00 am to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday;and 11:00 am to 9:00 p.m., Sunday.

Smith has a number of very colorful thought provoking abstract images , some mysterious landscapes and realistic animal and floral images. His subject matter is intriguing and varied inspired by life experiences.

Hustace is exhibiting acrylic impressionistic paintings from his Music Series. Hustace's paintings include the Eykamp String Quartet, the UE Jazz Ensemble, the Philharmonic's Kettledrums and other musical scenes from around the world.


* Sign up for Nerd Wars Trivia Night Hosted by Honors Program!

Nerd Wars is back but with a new twist! Instead of two teams at a time competing on stage, all teams will compete in each round making it more fun for everyone the entire evening. Teams consist of up to 5 people who work together to answer questions. Teams can be comprised of students, faculty, staff, or administrators. Some of the topics covered will be science, history, sports, art, and even UE trivia!  Like always, there will be complimentary snacks and giveaways throughout the evening.  The entry fee will help cover t-shirt costs and donations will be accepted benefiting Albion Fellows Bacon Center (so please bring money!). To sign up, email Lesa Hofferth at with your team name, first and last name of each team member, and their t-shirt sizes. The entry fee is $5 per person. Do this by January 24 to guarantee your t-shirt. The event, held Wednesday February 8 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, will include giveaways and prizes for the winning team!


* Attention Engineers and Computer Science Majors!

This is the last week to sign up for the Annual Engineering Career Forum. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education are sponsoring the annual Engineering Career Forum. Representatives from several organizations, including Sabic, American Structurepoint, Flanders Electric, GE Energy Services, Vectren, and R.W. Armstrong & Associates, will be in attendance to provide professional advice and to network with students. Engineering and Computer Science students should sign up in Tina Newman’s office by Friday, Jan. 20 at noon.


Upcoming Events

* IMPROV in the Chapel and Tailgate Party this Sunday

Plan to attend University Worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.for a little jazz IMPROV and a hopeful word from God. Following worship, you are invited to stay for the Tailgate Party, hosted by the Neu Chapel Society which will include “5-alarm chili” and “dogs” and it’s FREE!  Entertainment includes stimulating conversation and a little football on the big screen. Invite a friend!! As always, doughnuts and coffee are available at 10:00 a.m. This week’s theme: Believing God.

* Student Writing Workshop on Chicago Manual of Style on January 24

The Writing Center will conduct a 30-minute student workshop on the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. If your professor requests you use the CMS style guide for research papers, you will learn the importance of citing your sources to avoid plagiarism and how to cite them using this format (instead of MLA or APA).  Your professor will receive a list of students who attend.


* Community Service Initiatives Teams Up with Mayor's Office to "Clean Evansville!"

On Saturday, February 4 from 9-11 a.m. there is a community service opportunity to collect and dispose of litter around the Evansville area.  This service is in conjunction with Keep Evansville Beautiful and Evansville Mayor Winnecke's office.  If you are interested in this service opportunity or have any further questions, please contact CSI by January 24 at or at (812) 488-2538. 

* Sigma Alpha Iota Recruitment

Are you a woman with a love for music? If so, you are invited to the recruitment events for Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity. Informal recruitment events will take place Monday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. in Room 110, Fine Arts Building. Both music majors and non-majors are welcome, as well as those affiliated with social Greek organizations. For questions or more information please contact Elizabeth Stone at

* Delta Sigma Pi Recruitment Events

Attention all UE business majors! Delta Sigma Pi - the international professional business fraternity - is having its recruitment events January 23, 24, and 25. On Monday, January 23 at 9 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, come to the Meet-the-Chapter meeting. There you'll receive more information about the fraternity as well as more information about recruitment week. So if you're interested in developing both your professional and personal skills, come to Meet-the-Chapter! Email Catherine at with any questions.

* Lunch & Learn Spring Session – When is the Right Time for Long-Term Care Insurance?

UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, February 8, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory. The discussion will cover benefits and drawbacks of long-term care insurance, and cover the Indiana Long-Term Care Partnership, which allows people to keep more of their assets. Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.

* Study Abroad in China

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, January 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Hyde Hall 103 for all students who may be interested in studying abroad in China this summer.  This includes anyone who did not attend the initial meeting for this program that took place in December.  It should be emphasized that there is still an opportunity for any student who has not expressed an interest in this program before now from participating.  If you have any questions, please contact either Roger Pieroni ( in Foreign Languages or Mark Shifflet ( in Communication.

* Alternative Spring Break Trip: Christian Appalachian Project

A few spaces remain for the Newman Club's service with the Christian Appalachian Project this year. CAP is an interdenominational organization that serves the rural poor, mostly in eastern Kentucky. Students of all faiths are welcome - you do not have to be Catholic or a Newman Club member to participate. The trip will run from Sunday through Friday of Spring Break. For more information, contact Newman Center Director Mike Roesch at You can also visit CAP's website:

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting

The first Physical Therapy Club Meeting for the spring semester is set for Jan 24 at 12 p.m. in Room 104, Graves Hall. All students welcome- undergraduates and graduates.

The group will be discussing club requirements, events, and opportunities for the semester. Benefits for participating in PT club include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to PT students
• Opportunities to hear guest lecturers
• Community service opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA and Indiana APTA events
• Fellowship and Mentoring from upperclassmen who have "been there, done that" in the DPT and PTA curriculum

If you have any questions, or would like to be involved  but cannot attend the meeting, please email Club President Jennifer Murphy at


* Delta Omega Zeta, Spring Recruitment 2012

Delta Omega Zeta is the local sorority on campus, come find out what we are all about during Spring Recruitment 2012!
January 23 2012 - Open House, Delta Omega Zeta House 5:00 - 7:00 PM
January 24 2012 - Craft Night, SOBA 272, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
January 25 2012 - Game Night, The Pit, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
January 26 2012 - Spahetti Dinner, Delta Omega Zeta House, 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Dress Business Casual)

Look for our flyers around campus, too!


Info You Should Know

* The Major George Cowgill and Mrs. Mary Cowgill Award in Creative Writing

The Department of Creative Writing announces the Major George Cowgill and Mrs. Mary Cowgill Award in Creative Writing.

George and Mary Cowgill believed in the power of a good education and the potential freedom and opportunity higher education could provide. Though he achieved much in his life, often through determination and a knack for being in the right place at the right time, Mr. Cowgill felt he could have achieved more if he had earned a college degree and instilled this belief in his sons. Mrs. Cowgill taught English for many years and continued her own education, eventually becoming a high school guidance counselor, where she helped many students in their search for the right college. A number of those students attended the University of Evansville, including her son Michael (BFA, creative writing, ’95). In her retirement, she volunteered at St. Gerard, a high school for pregnant teenagers in St. Augustine, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Cowgill both worked hard and made sacrifices so their sons could attend college. Though creative writing wasn’t their first choice of major, they supported Michael’s choice both at UE and later at the graduate level at George Mason University. They were lifelong readers and considered writing an honorable profession. Michael honors their spirit and memories with this gift to the Department of Creative Writing.

DEADLINE: Entries MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, AT 4:00 P.M.  No late manuscripts will be accepted.

One $1000 prize will be awarded for the best story

ELIGIBILITY:  Any UE writing major or minor.

ENTRIES:  Maximum 15 pages of short fiction.

FORMAT:  All entries are to be typed on one side of 8 ½ x 11 sheets, double-spaced.  Each is to have a title, and pages are to be numbered.  The writer’s name is not to appear on the work, but each submission is to have an attached (stapled) cover page (8 ½ x 11) listing: the name of the award (“The Cowgill Award), the genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay), the title, author, and the UE ID number.  PLEASE NOTE: NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED.

Michael Cowgill will award the prize at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  All are welcome to attend.


* UE Student Writing Contest

The deadline to enter the UE Student Writing Contest for the Virginia Lowell Grabill Writing Awards and the George Klinger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing is February 17. Entries must be submitted to Kathy Martyn, administrative assistant for Departments of English and Creative Writing, in Room 320, Olmsted Hall. THEY MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012, AT 4:00 P.M.  No late manuscripts will be accepted.

Grabill Awards
Four $100 first prizes will be awarded for the best (1) Poem; (2) Short Story; (3) Creative Non-Fiction Essay; and (4) Academic Essay.  Second and third prizes of $75 and $50 respectively will be awarded in each category.  In each category a student will receive only the highest prize for which he or she is eligible.

Anyone who is or has been a University of Evansville student at any time between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 is eligible to submit a work in any category.

For the Poetry Category:  a poem of at least 10 lines.  Three may be entered separately.  For the Short Story Category:  a short story of at least 5 pages.  Two may be entered separately.  For the Creative Non-Fiction Essay category: a creative essay of at least 5 pages.  Two may be entered separately.  For the Academic Essay:  an expository research paper of at least 8 pages. Two may be entered separately. 

Klinger Prize
Two prizes will be awarded in the amount of $500 each, one for creative writing (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction) and one for academic writing.

Any senior University of Evansville student is eligible for this prize.

Entries in the Poetry category should be a poem of at least 10 lines. Three may be entered separately. For Short Stories:  a short story of at least 5 pages.  Two may be entered separately. For Creative Non-Fiction: a creative essay of at least 5 pages. Two may be entered separately. For Academic Essays: an expository research or analysis paper of at least 8 pages. Two may be entered separately.

All entries are to be typed on one side of 8 ½ x 11 sheets, double-spaced. Each is to have a title, and pages are to be numbered. The writer’s name is not to appear on the work, but each submission is to have an attached (stapled) cover page (8 ½ x 11) listing: the genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay), the title, author, the UE ID number, class rank, and the name of any teacher who has read or heard the work. PLEASE NOTE: NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED.

Prizes for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction will be awarded at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  All are welcome to attend.  Prizes for academic writing will be given at an English Department event to be announced at a later date.

Seniors will be entered automatically in both the Grabill and Klinger contests.

If in the opinion of the judges, entries in one or more categories are too few or not of satisfactory quality to merit recognition, one or more prizes may not be awarded.  All entries are judged “blindly” (i.e. anonymously.) Please note that all entries in the Poetry, Short Story, and Creative Non-Fiction categories will be judged by the Department of Creative Writing Faculty and may be considered for publication in The Evansville Review and/or The Ohio River Review.  All entries for the Academic Essay Category will be judged by the Department of English Faculty.

* Reminder: MESCON 2012 Deadlines Approaching

A reminder - the MESCON 2012 deadlines are approaching! The abstract deadline is January 27, and the paper deadline is March 2. The conference is set for Saturday,  March 24.

Registration for the conference on line at  


* USPS Postage Rate Changes

Effective January 23, USPS Postage rates change. This increase will affect all forms of packages and letters. To maximize your postage savings, be sure that your mail meets the USPS automation requirements for letter size mail including dimensions, address placement, and the barcode clear zone according to USPS Notice 67and follows postal standards.  Pieces that are not automation compatible are not discountable and are upgraded to full postal rates and/or the next higher rate class rates (i.e. letter to flat, flat to parcel, etc.). Below are a few of the postal changes that take effect on Monday, January 23.

First Class Letter Mail:                                 Machinable               Non-Machinable
            1 Ounce First Class Rate:            $0.45                          $0.65 
            2 Ounce First Class Rate:            $0.65                          $0.85 
3 Ounce First Class Rate:            $0.85                          $1.05             
3.5 Ounce First Class Rate:         $1.05                          $1.25 

First Class Postcard Mail:   $0.32

Presort Metered Mail:                     
1 Ounce Presort Rate:      $0.424
2 Ounce Presort Rate:      $0.424
3 Ounce Presort Rate:      $0.674
3.5 Ounce Presort Rate:   $0.799

Following USPS guidelines insures the quickest most efficient processing of your mail, at the best rate possible.  For General Postal Rate information contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 and for Contract Mailing Postal information contact Anne Dale at extension 2011.

* Fitness Center News

Due to popular demand,  the Fitness Center is adding a daily 11:00 a.m. Insanity class. 

Also - come try the latest Hollywood fitness craze! PILOXING uniquely blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates.  It is a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout,  guaranteed to whip you into shape. PILOXING is the brainchild of a Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen, used by Glee’s Heather Morris, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Hillary Duff. PILOXING  incorporates barefoot training as the preferred option over wearing conventional footwear as it’s important to strengthen your feet as a necessary foundation and support for the skeletal structure, muscle function and quality movement. Come join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

* Resident Assistant Applications Available

RA applications are available in all residence hall offices as well as the Office of Residence Life until Wednesday, January 25. Applications and recommendation forms are due back to the Office of Residence Life by Thursday January 26 at 5 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Mika Eubank at

* What UEL Can Do 4U: CQ Researcher

Are you looking for a history of civil rights in the United States?  Perhaps you would like to see a debate between people in the field on the treatment animals in contemporary society.  Or, looking for something more current, you want to research what the “Occupy” movement means, where it may go and what effects it may have in the long term.  For these topics and hundreds more United States-centric issues use CQ Researcher.

CQ Researcher presents information on current issues such as health, education, politics, social trends, criminal justice, and technology.  The database provides background information, a fairly comprehensive history of the topic, and developing trends.  The site also provides analysis from both researchers and other knowledgeable individuals in the particular subject.  This database is usually well cited and considered a scholarly resource.  It is regularly updated 44 times per year in both print and on the database. 

Britannica Online: Academic Edition features include:
• Scholarly resource on a wide range of United States issues;
• Interconnected entries for easy navigation;
• Additional links and information to help the research process;
• Clear citation;
• Updated 44 times each year with new or updating older entries.

CQ Researcher is available here if you are the on the campus server. Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions or comments.

* Relay for Life Still Accepting Teams!

Relay for Life is Still Accepting Teams! UE's Colleges Against Cancer is still signing up teams for the 2012 Relay for Life - Carnival for a Cure! Go to to start a team! Any questions, please contact

* Seniors - Apply for Graduation Now

If you are graduating in May or December 2012 and have not yet completed an Application for Degree card in the Registrar's Office, you should do so immediately.  Completing this card is a requirement of graduation and notifies the appropriate offices of your intent to graduate.  You can complete a card anytime during business hours in the Office of the Registrar in Olmsted Hall, Room 106.


* Hosts Needed For Road Trip 2012

The time has come, oh gracious Aces
To invite students to your home places
Let them in to sleep on your floors
Sleeping bags, pillows, snores galore

We need your rooms so they can stay here
Store their suitcases, jackets, and other fun gear
If you’ve got ample Purple Ace pride
Then they’ll feel very grateful for sleeping inside

Road Trip is back in fantabulous form
Giving all such a smile, happy and warm
Games will be played and laughs will be had
Being a volunteer will leave you so glad

This weekend is vital for showing off UE
The visitors will be amazed, sent home feeling glee
Road Trip can make an impression more than you think
If you want to join the fun, simply click on this link.


Sympathy to...

* Family of Professor Emerita Joan Kiely

Sympathy to the family of Professor Emerita of Nursing Joan Thelma Kiely, 83, who died Friday, January 13. Joan was formerly a nurse and nursing school educator at the University of Evansville. Survivors include three sons, Alvin Kiely and wife Yvonne of Cape Coral, Fla., David Kiely and Patrick Kiely both of Evansville; five grandchildren, Joann Kiely and her fiancée Paul Cadreau of Cape Coral, Felix and Vanessa Kiely also of Cape Coral and Jack and Gracia Kiely both of Evansville; as well as three great grandchildren.  A memorial service was held Monday, January 16 at the Hope Hospice Chapel in Cape Coral.

* David Fentress and Family

Sympathy to Physics Department Laboratory Supervisor David Fentress and his family on the death of his mother, Joann Lyons Fentress. Mrs. Fentress died Tuesday, January 17 in Leitchfield, Ky. She was 82. Mrs. Fentress was a member of First Baptist Church of Leitchfield for over 50 years. A homemaker, she was the mother of seven children and grandmother of 12 grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Fentress, her children, Larry Fentress (Liz) of Louisville, Ky., Dianne Popplewell (Mike) of Shepherdsville, Ky., Debbie Thornton (Greg) and Peggy Higdon both of Leitchfield, David Fentress of Evansville, Ind., Terri Fentress of Bowling Green, Ky., and Paige Lopez of Leitchfield, two sisters, Doris Moorman of Iowa and Bonnie Wilson of Hardinsburg, KY, one brother, B.W. Lyons of Leitchfield, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Leitchfield First Baptist Church in Leitchfield. Burial will be in the Leitchfield Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday.






* Lady Aces Held Off By Shockers, 57-51

Falling behind by as much as 10 points in the second half, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team battled back to tie the game, 47-47, with 2:55 to go. However, in the end, the visiting Wichita State University Shockers expanded its win-streak to nine straight games, edging the Purple Aces, 57-51, Thursday night at the Ford Center.

WSU improved to 12-5 overall and 6-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while UE fell to 4-14 on the season and 1-6 in the MVC.

Junior Samantha Heck led the Aces with her third career double-double, tallying 10 points and a season-high 10 rebounds. Senior Briyana Blair recorded a game-high 14 points, and also added eight boards, six assists, and four steals. Making her first appearance since sitting out a month due to illness, freshman Juliann Miller also logged double-digits with a career-high 10 points. Junior Taylor Ware had a solid game, as well, with nine points, making 3-of-4 from both the field and the line, and grabbed four rebounds.

With six lead changes in the opening half, both teams owned three advantages of no more than three points in the first 10 minutes. With 10:17 remaining, Blair’s drive down the lane put the Aces ahead 11-10. UE held onto the lead for the next seven minutes, going up by as many as four points twice; first on a three by Miller after Blair kicked the ball out from down low, and then again on Miller’s strong drive to the hoop with 7:39 to go (16-12).

However, the Shockers used an 11-0 run over the final 4:23 of the opening half, taking a 25-18 lead into the break.
To start the second half, Evansville came out strong, and took advantage of their trips to the foul line, going 6-for-6, amidst an 8-2 run, to make it a one-point game, 27-26, with 16:34 remaining. Ware started the run with a layup and also added two free throws, while Blair made all four of hers at the charity stripe.

UE stayed within one, 29-28, following a layup by Miller, but Wichita State widened the gap to 10 points, 41-31, with a 12-3 run capped by Alex Harden’s layup with 10:33 remaining.

Evansville responded, however, with its own 13-4 run, getting back within one point, 45-44, following two more free throws by Blair.

Heck tied the score, 47-47, with a basket and a foul shot, but Jessica Diamond answered immediately with a mid-range jumper in front of the Shockers’ bench. It remained a two-point game entering the final minute of play, but Wichita State forced two turnovers that resulted in layups and made 4-of-4 from the free throw line to build as much as an eight-point lead. Junior Meagan Collins’ drive to the basket in the final seconds resulted in the final 57-51 score.

Diamond led the way for the Shockers with 16 points, seven boards, and four steals, followed by Chynna Turner’s 12 points and six rebounds.

Evansville shot 36.0 percent (18-50) from the field, 14.3 percent from three (2-14), and 72.2 percent (13-18) from the free throw line, while the Shockers shot 34.5 percent (19-55) from the floor, 37.5 percent (3-8) from behind the arc, and 72.7 percent (16-22) from the line. Both teams logged 39 rebounds.

The Aces are back in action Saturday, hosting Missouri State at 2:00 p.m.

* Evansville Men's Basketball Announces 2012 Camp Dates

University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the schedule for the Aces’ 2012 summer camps.

Five camps are set to take place throughout June and July.  Registration forms and brochures for each will be posted as soon as they are available. Full information on each will also be released when available.

The following four camps will be for players entering grades 1-12.  A Day Camp will take place from June 4-7 at a cost of $195 while a Father Son Camp will be held on June 23 and 24 at a cost of $150.  Day Camp is set to take place from June 25 through the 28th and will cost $195 while the Shooting Skills Camp will be on June 29 and 30 and costs $120.

Another Day Camp will take place beginning on July 16 before finishing on the 19th and will be for kids entering the first through sixth grades.  Participation in this camp is $195.

For more information, please the Director of Basketball Operations, Lucious Wagner, at 812-488-2757 or at


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