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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

* President Kazee Discusses Think Outside the Lunch Box Series in Chronicle of Higher Education

President Tom Kazee recently shared details of UE's popular Think Outside the Lunch Box faculty speaker series with the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle is the #1 source of news and information for those in higher education. You can read Dr. Kazee's piece here:







What's Happening Today

* State of the Union Address

UE College Democrats will be watching the State of the Union address on the big screen TV by the pool tables in Ridgway University Center at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24. Everyone is welcome to join. Please email if you have any questions. 

* This Week in Music: Concert for Violin and Piano

This week’s Tuesday evening recital will feature Oramay Cluthe Eades Distinguished Professor of Music and Violin Carol Dallinger and Professor of Music and Piano Anne Hastings Fiedler in a program of works from the Baroque to the modern era.  The concert will open with the Violin Sonata in A Major, TWV 41:A4, by Georg Philipp Telemann, with harpsichordist Helen Skuggedal Reed and Consortium Instructor of Cello Jennifer Wingert accompanying Professor Dallinger.  Highlights of the evening will include Dallinger’s and Fiedler’s performance of Schubert’s Sonata in D Major for Violin and Piano, D. 384, and Fiedler’s performance of the fourth movement of Charles Ives’s Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass., 1840-60.”  Other works on the program include Asako Hirabayashi’s Vocalise for Violin and Harpsichord, a portion of David Del Tredici’s Gotham Glory for solo piano, and Thomas Wermuth’s arrangement of Jacob Gade’s Jealousy.  For the Gade, the final work on the program, Dallinger will be joined by UE alumni and violinists Elizabeth Heiger, Lisa Lance, and Karen Renner.  The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening and is free and open to the public.


* 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.


* 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.


* 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!


* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Students in Leadership Call-Out Meeting

Are you looking to further your leadership experience? Would you like to participate first-hand in event planning? Students in Leadership (SIL) is having a call-out meeting this Wednesday, January 25, at 4 p.m. in Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. SIL is an event planning and leadership organization that coordinates two or more events a year. In the fall, they planned and hosted an Etiquette Reception, and this semester they are looking for new members to help plan spring events. Grab a friend and join them Wednesday to hear all about the ideas for this upcoming semester. They hope to see you there! If you are unable to make it, please email Rebecca Kish at  

* I-House: Tajikistan

Join us this week for I-House: Tajikistan, hosted by student Suhrob Muratov. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies, this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.


* Team UE Forming for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathons

Are you a runner or interested in starting to run? Are you interested in training for a mini marathon(13.1 miles)? If so, tie up your running shoes and join TEAM UE for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini -Marathon. No matter your level of running - novice, intermediate, or advanced – there is a training schedule for you! A number of UE students, faculty  and staff are interested in training for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon in Louisville Ky., on Saturday, April 28. The Fitness Center is formalizing a program for interested runners. Take the challenge and become a part of Team UE at the Kentucky Derby Mini–Marathon! Join Team UE for an informational meeting on January 26  at 5:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center lobby. For more information you can visit the following link or contact Jeff Chestnut or Angie Stauber at ext 2622


* 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.


Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do for You: Asia-Studies Full-Text Online

Do you need information about Kim Jong-Un’s rise to power in North Korea, or China’s economic growth for the past several years, or current food safety concerns near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan? Asia-Studies Full-Text Online is an excellent resource for reports, working papers, print and e-journals dealing with these issues. It covers business, economics, government, politics, and social sciences related to Asia-Pacific countries.

Examples of specific subject coverage include finance, trade, environment, human resources development, best practices in government, fisheries, tourism, education and women's studies to name a few. Over 15,000 studies are included in the database which is updated weekly; the average study is 50 pages long and includes statistics, research, analysis, and forecasts. 

Country coverage is available. The 55 countries covered by the database include all of Asia from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Central Asian republics on east through India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Explore Asia-Studies Full-Text Online. Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions or comments.

* File the 2012-13 FAFSA by March 10 at

File the 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at to apply for federal, state, and University need-based financial aid. This includes grants, federal student loans, and federal work-study. The 2012-13 FAFSA establishes aid eligibility for fall 2012 through summer 2013.

Filing by March 10 is mandatory for Indiana residents and highly beneficial for all students. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or

Beginning February 1: Applicants may be prompted, when completing the FAFSA online, to directly transfer parent and/or student IRS tax information to their FAFSAs. Federal income tax returns for 2011 must have been filed electronically for approximately 10-14 days to use this tool. The UE Office of Financial Aid recommends that those eligible use this tool to increase the accuracy of the FAFSA data and potentially reduce the documentation requirements due to selection for “verification.”

* Attention UE Cardholders:

The January Pcard Cycle began on Dec. 22 and ends on Jan 23.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of Jan. 25 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on Jan. 27.

* Road Trip Hosts Needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 17-19. If you are available, you can volunteer by either clicking this link, emailing Ashley Jackson ( or Jess Sandlin (, or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104). Also, Admission Ambassadors will be stationed outside Café Court from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on January 23-27 for sign-ups. We are planning to have a great turnout so the more volunteers, the better!

* 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



* University of Evansville Graduates Featured at Sundance Film Festival

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre has direct connections to two films featured at this year’s world-renowned Sundance Film Festival. 1989 graduate Carrie Preston’s feature film and Evansville native Russell Harbaugh’s short film will both open this weekend in Park City, Utah.

Carrie Preston, star of The Good Wife (Elsbeth Tascioni) and True Blood (Arlene Fowler), directed and produced That’s What She Said, a film about a big date, a bitter best friend, and a total stranger who can’t stop talking about her private parts. With sharp writing and strong comedic performances by Emmy Award-winner Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis, and Alia Shawkat, That’s What She Said is a brazen and honest look at friendship, love, and the lies we tell ourselves along the way. Preston’s film is one of 27 selected feature films out of 4,000 submissions and is part of the NEXT premiere series, which hosts films that stretch limited resources to create impactful art and embody the spirit of independent filmmaking.

Son of UE Theatre professor Patti McCrory, director and screenwriter Russell Harbaugh’s short film Rolling on the Floor Laughing is one of 64 short films selected from a record 7,675 submissions. The film features two grown brothers who have returned home for the birthday of their widowed mother, only to find themselves competing with a strange man for her affection. The film not only showcases Harbaugh’s work, but also the work of University of Evansville Theatre alumni Cole McCarty ’10 as the production designer, and actors Stephen Plunkett ’03, Christopher Ryan Grant ’05, and Grace Heid ’04. To get more background information, check out Harbaugh’s blog on the Huffington Post Sundance Diaires, like their Facebook page, and view the official trailer.

The Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, such as the Film Festival, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists form the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Sundance Festival will run January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.

* UE Chemistry Students and Professor Have Articles Published

Division I research by UE chemistry students Brandi Warren and Ashley Neuman, and Associate Professor of Biology Cris Hochwender and Associate Professor of Chemistry Arlen Kaufman have led to an upcoming article "Protein storage and root:shoot reallocation strategies provide tolerance to damage in a hybrid willow system.” Their research will be published in the international, peer-reviewed publication Oecologia, a première ecological journal.

Also, recent UE environmental science and biology students Jordon Lachowecki, Kristen Nolting, Elizabeth Maurer, and Abby Aldridge, as well as Hochwender, will have an article, "Evaluating the quality of a disturbed wetland habitat in southwestern Indiana: a survey of native and exotic flora,” published in the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. This research was carried out at Vectren Conservation Park, an 1100 acre research site provided by Vectren Corporation.



* Aces Look To Make It Four Straight Wins

The Purple Aces will look for their fourth-consecutive win as they travel to Wichita State for 7 p.m. matchup on Wednesday in a game that will be televised live on the MVC Network.

The Purple Aces look for their fourth-straight win on Wednesday as they will take on Wichita State at Charles Koch Arena. Last time out, UE picked up a 79-71 win over Illinois State, avenging an earlier loss to the Redbirds. Colt Ryan tallied a game-high 20 points as five players finished in double figures.  UE led by 15 at the half against ISU before hanging on for the eight-point victory.

Junior Colt Ryan garnered his second MVC Player of the Week award following the top week of his career on January 23.  Ryan led the Aces to wins over Bradley and Illinois State, averaging 29.5 PPG. He began the week with a 39-point performance, the top outing of his career, against the Braves.  He connected on 12 field goals, including eight treys, both tops in his career. The Batesville, Ind. native followed that up with a game-high 20 points in the win over Illinois State.

Troy Taylor, Evansville’s 6-0 junior guard, is not afraid to mix it up against the opposition. Despite being at a height disadvantage against most opponents, Taylor has been a beast on the boards over the last five games, averaging 9.0 rebounds per game over that stretch. His improved play on the glass has also translated into confidence in his shooting as he has had three double-digit scoring games over that span after posting just one through the first sixteen games of the season.

Evansville freshman Ryan Sawvell has not only been one of the most consistent shooters for the Aces, but also one of the best in the country. For the season, Sawvell has connected on 36-of-57 attempts, shooting 63.2%. That percentage would put him in the top 15 in the nation with enough attempts. 

Valley play has seen the Aces go through peaks and valleys over the first seven games. Evansville began league play with a 2-0 mark before falling in four straight games.  Since then, UE has reeled off three-consecutive wins and will put that streak on the line on Wednesday in Wichita. So what has been the biggest factor when looking at UE’s MVC wins vs. its losses?  Rebounding. In its five league wins, the Aces are +0.6 on the boards, but in the four losses, UE has been outrebounded by an average of 9.5 per game.

Wichita State owns a 17-3 mark and sits in a tie atop the MVC with an 8-1 mark. After starting the season at 2-2, WSU has gone 15-1 and has won seven games in a row. Last time out, the Shockers doubled up Southern Illinois, taking an 85-42 victory over the weekend. Three players averaged double figures for WSU including Garrett Stutz (12.4 PPG), Joe Ragland (12.3) and Toure’ Murry (12.2). Against the Salukis, three Shockers led the way with 11 points while the WSU defense held SIU to just 16 first-half points. 

This will mark UE’s second game this season against Wichita State. The first matchup saw WSU hold a double-figure lead on three occasions before the Aces battled back to take a 65-64 lead with just over a minute remaining. Garrett Stutz hit a late layup and Joe Ragland hit what would prove to be the game-winning free throw. With just a second remaining, Kenneth Harris went to the free throw line with a chance to tie, but missed his second attempt.

The MVC TV Network will carry tomorrow’s contest. The network is comprised of Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports Indiana, Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox College Sports, Comcast SportsNet Chicago and ESPN3. On Sunday, UE will be back home to take on Indiana State. Tip is set for 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

* UE Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Award For Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Evansville women's soccer team has earned the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The award is given to schools that compile team grade point averages of 3.0 or better in the most recent academic year. Coached by Krista McKendree, the Aces recorded a 3.25 team GPA in 2010-11 and were honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Jan. 18, along with nine other UE teams that earned academic awards from their national associations this past year.

* Colt Ryan Named MVC Player of the Week

University of Evansville junior Colt Ryan has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

Ryan, who is tied for fifth in the nation in scoring, averaged 29.5 points per game in two contests over the last week.  Ryan began the week with a career-best 39-point performance in a win over Bradley last Wednesday.

The Batesville, Ind. native also set career marks with 12 field goals and 8 three-pointers while tying his career best with nine rebounds.  In the first half, Ryan outscored the full Bradley team by a 25-24 margin. 

In Saturday’s win over Illinois State, Ryan led all players with 20 points marking his seventh 20-point performance in nine MVC games this season.  He hit six field goals, two three-pointers and six free throws.

For the week, Ryan averaged 29.5 PPG, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per contests.  His efforts helped the Aces to a perfect 2-0 week as they enter the second half of Valley play in a tie for third place in the league.

This marks the second honor of the season for Ryan and the third of his career.  He also won Player of the Week honors in the opening week of the 2011-12 season and in December of 2010.


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