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Monday, March 28, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Christian Friendship: Life as Communion and Conversion

Tonight's dinner & discussion program at the Newman Center will feature Christopher Droste, a seminarian for the Catholic Diocese of Evansville and intern at the Newman Center this year. Christopher will offer a Lenten reflection on the issues and demands that the Christian notion of friendship places before the lives of Christians. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., with the discussion following at 6 p.m. The Newman Center is located just across Lincoln Avenue from the Koch Center. Everyone is welcome!

* 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



Upcoming Events

* I-House England on Wednesday

Come to I-House on Wednesday,  March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center! The program will be on England and presented by Georgina Findlay! Attendance at I-House is worth .25 honors points.

* 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!

* This Week in Music

This Week in Music features Max Weinberg, the Harlaxton Wind Quintet, and student performances

The Harlaxton Woodwind Quintet will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on March 29, at 7:30 p.m.  This Department of Music faculty ensemble includes Consortium Instructor Kelly Sulick, flute; Consortium Instructor Elizabeth Robertson, oboe; Department of Music Chair and Associate Professor Thomas Josenhans, clarinet; Professor Emeritus Edwin Lacy, bassoon; and Consortium Instructor Jonas Thoms, French horn.  The performance will feature works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the concert is free and open to the public.

Max Weinberg, longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and former late-night television bandleader, will be in concert with the UE Jazz Ensemble at the Victory Theatre on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m.  Doors to the Victory Theatre open at 6 p.m., and doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. (seating is first come, first served).  The concert is free and open to the public, and an autograph session will follow the concert.  Weinberg's appearance is part of the University of Evansville's Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series.  The series is made possible through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University.

UE student soprano Kyrstyn Burns will present her Junior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall Saturday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

Two student woodwind chamber ensembles will offer a joint concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m.  The Saxophone Ensemble will perform under the direction of Department Chair Thomas Josenhans, and the Flute Ensemble will appear under the direction of Consortium Instructor Kelly Sulick.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* E Street Drummer Max Weinberg to Perform with UE Jazz Ensemble

E Street – or, at least, one piece of it – is coming to Evansville this month, as the University of Evansville welcomes drummer Max Weinberg for a performance in the River City.

Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and the bandleader for both Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, will perform with the UE Jazz Ensemble at the Victory Theatre on March 30. The performance, which begins at 7:00 p.m., is part of UE’s Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series.

As with all Snyder events, Weinberg’s performance with the Jazz Ensemble is free and open to the public.

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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

* Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship Application Deadline is April 1

Reminder: Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship Application deadline is April 1! All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2011-12 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116). Completed applications should be returned by April 1.


* 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 room 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.

* University of Evansville Andiron Lecture Series 2011-2012 Call for Papers

Faculty and administrators from across the University campus, as well as members of the Evansville community, are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of their research or expertise for the 2011-2012 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 1, 2011.

Please provide the following by email:

A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to:

Chris Mohn

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, Bill Hemminger and Chris Mohn (chair).

* 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


* 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.

* Free Student Transportation to see Carlo Gutierrez at Victory

Students are invited to sign up for free bus transportation between the UE campus and the Victory Theatre to attend the upcoming International Speaker Series featuring Carlos Gutierrez.  Gutierrez was the 35th US Secretary of Commerce as well as CEO and Chairman of the Board for Kellogg Company.   He will discuss "Maintaining America’s Competitive Advantage" at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville on April 7 at 7 p.m.  Students should register for the free bus transportation now through Tuesday, April 5 in the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana office on the second floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail

* 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. 



* UE Senior Biology Majors Accepted to Medical School

Senior biology majors Kate Chybowski, Leslie Jackson, Michael Murillo, and Josh Manghelli will be attending medical school in the fall 2011.  Jackson and Manghelli were both accepted to Indiana University’s School of Medicine.  Chybowski and Murillo were accepted to University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine and Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine, respectively.



* Northern Iowa Completes Sweep in Day Two

The Northern Iowa Panthers posted two wins over the University of Evansville softball team to secure the series sweep today at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. UNI took game one by a final score of 8-0 before the Aces lost a 3-2 heartbreaker in game two of the doubleheader. The Aces (6-21, 1-5) will return to action Wednesday as they host a nonconference doubleheader with Murray State.

Game 1: UE 0, UNI 8
The Panthers managed eight runs off 10 hits in the first game of the doubleheader to post the shut-out win over the Aces.

Freshman Taylor Perry (0-3) was credited with the loss in the circle, throwing all seven innings in the loss. Perry fanned a season-high six batters while allowing four earned runs.

Sophomore Niki Rahming led the Aces’ offense, going 2-for-3 at the plate. Senior Jen Stahlhut and junior Amy Gaertner each added a hit to UE’s total.

Game 2: UE 2, UNI 3
Game two remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when sophomore Brianna Villanueva delivered a two-out pinch-hit single to score Gaertner from third base. Stahlhut followed with another single to move Villanueva to third base before Kelci Alsip hit the third consecutive single for the Aces to plate Villanueva and give UE the 2-0 lead.

The Panthers answered in the top of the sixth as Haley Kriener hit a three-run home run over the centerfield fence to put UNI on top 3-2. The two-out blast was all the Panthers would need as the Aces were unable to score another run in the final two frames.

As a team, UE posted five total hits while committing no errors in the loss. Gaertner was the leading hitter for the Aces, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of doubles.

Junior Maggie Little (2-5) took the hard-luck loss on the mound after throwing three innings of scoreless relief before giving up the home run to Kriener.

* Aces Baseball Split with Hoosiers

The University of Evansville baseball team bounced back from a tough, 6-5, extra inning loss in game one to win the nightcap, 7-5, over Indiana University Sunday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind.  With the split, the Aces are now 11-8 on the season.

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, senior Cody Fick belted a liner to the left field gap that would have scored senior Greg Wallace from first base, tying the game, but the ball hopped the fence for a ground-rule double, stopping Wallace at third and Fick at second. That is where they stayed as Indiana recorded the final out to take a 6-5 win in game one.

After starting the game Saturday in Evansville, rain caused the contest to be postponed until today, and Evansville made the morning bus ride to Bloomington to continue play in the fifth inning with the score tied 1-1. Kyle Lloyd made the start on day one, throwing four complete innings, allowing one run in the fourth on two hits. Ryan Oesterle scored UE’s run in the third after Nate Smith, Trentt Copeland, and Jared Baehl hit three straight singles to bring Oesterle around.

On day two, Evansville took the lead in the sixth with two runs as sophomores Chris Pearson and Eric Stamets crossed the plate on Fick’s double.

Freshman Cole Isom recorded two perfect innings on the mound, before IU tallied a run in the seventh on a double and single to start the frame.

Both squads marked two runs on three hits in the eighth inning as the Aces maintained their one-run advantage. Shawn Kuester singled through the left side to lead it off for UE, and Fick doubled to left field, scoring the senior. Fick crossed the plate on Oesterle’s single to center, making the score 5-4.

In the ninth, Justin Cureton walked and advanced to second on Isom’s balk. Isom struck out Dillon Dooney for the second out and was a pitch away from earning the win, but Dustin DeMuth doubled down the left field line to tie up the game, 5-5.

Unable to score in the bottom of the frame, it went to extra innings, and Indiana scored a run in the 10th when Wes Wilson hit home Micah Johnson who reached on a walk and stole second.

Isom (3-2) took the loss, throwing 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits, five earned runs, three walks, while striking out three. Ryan Halstead (3-1) earned the win for the Hoosiers.

However, in game two, the Aces were resilient as the recorded seven runs on 16 hits. Evansville struck in the second with five runs on six hits, as Stamets, Wallace, Smith, Copeland, and Kuester all recorded hits and crossed the plate. Fick hit a two RBI single to cap the inning and to give UE a 5-0 head start.

IU scored one in the bottom of the frame when Fick pitched his way out of a jam. Johnson singled to lead off of the inning and Fick surrendered two walks to load the bases and then another to walk in a run. However, Fick was able to get the groundball out to end the side with just a scratch.

The Aces got the run back in the fourth though as Oesterle hit home Wallace on a single after the British Columbia native reached on a single and advanced on a wild pitch. UE struck again in the seventh when Baehl led off with a single, advanced on Pearson’s sacrifice bunt, and scored on Stamets’ bunt single, giving the Aces a 7-1 advantage.
However, the Hoosiers rallied in the bottom of the seventh with four runs of their own. Fick gave up two consecutive singles and a double, scoring two, before sophomore Jake Naumann came in relief. Two more scored on a single and an error, totaling four runs on four hits and an error in the inning.

That was as close as IU would get though, as Naumann got through the eighth unharmed and closer Adam Culiver earned the save in the ninth.

Fick (4-0) threw 6.0 innings, allowing eight hits, three runs, five walks, and struck out two to earn the win. In two innings of work, Naumann allowed two hits, two runs, a walk, and struck out one, while Culiver allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out one, as well.

At the plate, Fick led the Aces on the day with six total hits, two runs scored and five RBI, going 3-for-4 in both games. Wallace also had a stellar series with six total hits (4-for-6 and 2-for-4), two runs scored, and an RBI, while Smith, Baehl, and Stamets all had four hits on the day.

The Aces are back in action Tuesday when they host cross-town rival USI at 6 p.m. at Braun Stadium. UE also plays at St. Louis on Wednesday before hosting IPFW for a three-game series next weekend.


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