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Thursday, January 26, 2012

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* Bible Study Planned for Tonight!

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The Bible study will cover "What the Bible says about Money." Come and learn some practical tips on money management tonight! Everyone is welcome to attend.


* RA Applications Due Today

Resident Assistant applications and recommendation forms are due to be turned in today by 5 p.m. to the Office of Residence Life. Applicants should sign up for a group interview night upon turning in the application. If you have any questions, please contact Mika Eubank at or x2956.

* Kappa Chi Informative Rush Meetings

Kappi Chi Imformative Rush Meetings are planned for Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9:00 p.m. and Feb. 1 at 9:00 p.m. Both meetings will be in Room 271, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

* 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



Upcoming Events

* University Worship to Include Vocal Ensemble "Angelus" this Sunday

University Worship will feature the vocal ensemble group Angelus this Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Angelus is one of four vocal ensembles at the Mt. Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy. Dedicated to the performance of sacred music from varied religious traditions and historical periods, Angelus performs music ranging from medieval chant and polyphony to the American Sacred Harp tradition and contemporary Irish sacred music.

As always, worship will include UE student musicians and liturgists. Join us for conversation, coffee and the ever-popular feature, red velvet cake doughnut balls from the local favorite, Donut Bank Bakery. Bakery opens at 10:00 a.m. and we’ve got fresh bread. All are welcome.

* Musical Madness 2012

The 90’s called and they want their Musical Madness Back!  It’s time for UE’s Annual Musical Madness competition. Show times are Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre. You can purchase tickets in advance for $5 in Ridgway University Center today and Friday from 12-2 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets will also be available on the day of each show for $7. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Evansville. 

* Concrete Canoe Casting Saturday

The Aces Concrete Canoe team will be casting the 2012 canoe beginning at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, January 28 in the Art and Engineering Annex (in the plaza near Old National Bank, across from campus on Lincoln Avenue). All members of the UE community are welcome to stop by during the afternoon and watch this process, which involves layering concrete and reinforcement materials over the canoe's frame. 

When finished, the canoe will weigh more than 200 pounds. The team will use it to compete in the regional Concrete Canoe competition at Bradley University (April 19-21), with hopes of advancing to the National Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Nevada Reno (June 14-16). 

* Last Day to Register for Undergraduate Mathematics Competition

This is the last day to register for the University of Evansville Undergraduate Mathematics Competition scheduled for Saturday Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon in Room 307, Koch Center. If you would like to participate in this competition please contact Dr. Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, at by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.

The event on Feb 25 will begin with refreshments at 9:30 a.m., followed by orientation for the competition which will start at 10:00 a.m. This competition is sponsored by Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), the National Mathematics Honor Society, and is open to all undergraduate students at UE.

Solutions will be graded on the basis of correctness, completeness, and clarity of exposition.  Questions must be answered without using any computer, calculator, or table. The first, second, and third place winners will receive monetary awards, and will be guests of KME at the annual initiation and banquet on Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m.  Every participant will receive a certificate and is invited to be a guest of Kappa Mu Epsilon for an off-campus lunch after the competition.

* Aces "Wobble" Music Video Call Out

Do you like to wobble? AcesTV has re-written the wobble to fit University of Evansville! They are asking for your help in making this music video a premier project for not only the baseball team, but also the university. Come help AcesTV with your dancing on Saturday Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. outside Ridgway University Center. This video will premiere at the last home men's and women's basketball games of the season, so they need everyone's support! Be sure to wear your purple and orange UE clothing! Any questions, contact Jess Raatz at

* International Club Ice Skating

Join the International Club for an ice skating extravaganza! The group will meet Friday, January 27, at 6:00 p.m. near Jazzman’s and carpool to the ice rink. Never ice skated before? No problem! Bring $7, your friends, and prepare to have a fun-filled evening!

* Erika Taylor to Speak at February Andiron Lecture

The next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m. on February 1, in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

The speaker will be Erika Taylor. Her topic will be “Eliminating racism, empowering women: The YWCA”

Taylor is the new CEO of the YWCA of Evansville, which operates a domestic violence shelter, a transition housing program for homeless women in recovery, a mentoring and after-school program for at-risk girls, and various other programs that further the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Taylor earned her JD from Indiana University and worked as a staff attorney for the City of Chicago before moving to Evansville, where she has worked in the areas of civil litigation, employment law, and human resources. When the opportunity came for her to combine her passion for community service with her leadership skills, she joined the YWCA.

The mission of the YWCA is the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women. The Evansville YWCA was founded over 100 years ago in order to provide safe and affordable housing for women who were moving to the big city from the country and outlying towns to work in the factories and mills. For decades, the YWCA remained the social hub for women in the Evansville community by providing educational and recreational classes as well as business clubs, affinity groups, and special events. Over the years, the YWCA’s programs have evolved in order to address the changing needs of women in our community. Erika will discuss the relevance of the YWCA throughout the past 100 years as well as current programming and goals for the future.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* Recycle Mania Is Coming!!!

Those recycle maniacs out there - beware ... Recycle Mania will be back for the second year. On February 5 and during the following two months UE will compete in this nationwide, friendly recycling rivalry with more than 500 other schools. Last year UE placed 1st in Indiana and 20th nationwide. Your participation is needed to improve our score this time around. How about a competition between residence halls? In any event, make yourself reuseful (get it?!) by recycling more and trashing less. You can help further by not tossing trash in recycle containers. If you have a recycle project such as the disposal of out-dated documents on the back burner, the next two months would be a great time to get that project done! During the tournament our recycling numbers and competitive status will be reported regularly. Contact Emilie Reckner ( of the Environmental Concerns Organization or Lucas Brandt ( or 2697) with questions, concerns, suggestions, or to volunteer. 

* 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

* Lost Flash Drive

Lost: rectangle, red 8 gig flash drive in or around the Krannert Fine Arts Building. If found, please return to the Music Department. It contains a library of music and owner needs it back.

* Nerd Wars Deadline Extended!

You now have until Friday, Jan 27 at midnight to form a team consisting of up to 5 people for Nerd Wars Trivia Night! 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.The event - to be held Wednesday February 8 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251, University Center - will include giveaways and prizes for the winning team!

* Electronic W-2

The Office of Human Resources is finishing up its processing of W-2’s, which will be issued to employees no later than January 31.  You can choose one of two options to receive your W-2:
• Electronic W-2 – If you provide your consent, you will receive an e-mail notification via AceNotes Extra that your W-2 is ready to view/print on WebAdvisor.
• Paper W-2 – If you prefer, you can continue to receive a paper W-2 in the mail, as you have in the past.

Among the advantages of electronic W-2’s: (1) you will have access to your W-2 a couple days earlier than a paper copy that is mailed to your home (2) you can print as many copies of the W-2 as you need.  The electronic W-2 is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return.  To take advantage of the electronic W-2 option, you must log onto WebAdvisor and select the option “W-2 Electronic Consent”.  Click the first radio button to give your consent.   You will not receive paper W-2 in the mail if you select the electronic W-2 option.  If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2, a paper copy will be prepared and mailed to you at your home address.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.  

* 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.”

* 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  


* 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!



* UE Environmental Science and Biology Students and Professor Have Articles Published

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.

* Lindsey Meyer

Congratulations to Lindsey Meyer, junior elementary education major, and eight of her first grade students from Vogel Elementary School.  During the fall semester while serving as a student intern in Jayne Negley's first grade class, Linsdey completed a poetry unit with her students.  Their work was submitted to the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans for possible inclusion.  The Anthology of Poetry is the forum that recognizes writing excellence in students from kindergarten through grade twelve. They select and publish the finest poems and short stories submitted by student writers.  Eight students had their work accepted for publication.  Congratulations to Lindsey and these student writers!


Sympathy to...

* The Family and Friends of Madelaine White Burns

Madelaine White Burns, 89, of Evansville, passed away January 20, at Golden Living Center-Woodlands in Newburgh, Ind. Madelaine earned her Master's Degree in 1961 from Syracuse University and taught home economics at Norwood Norfolk Central School until 1968 when her family moved to Evansville. She was an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Evansville until her retirement in 1982.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John, and two daughters, Mary Catherine Burns and Nancy Jean Paxton. She is survived by her three sons; John R. Burns, Jr. (Carol) of Eugene, OR, Stephen Burns (Linda), of Indianapolis, IN, and Thomas Burns (Patricia of Detroit, MI; daughter, Patricia Herrin (Dan) of Newburgh, IN; three grandsons, Vaughn Paxton (Andrea) of Indianapolis, Jarrod Burns (BreAnn) of Indianapolis, and Ryan Pelky of Evansville; four granddaughters, Heather Redman (Ric) of Seattle, WA, Emily Paxton of Boston, MA, Marissa Mitchell (Mike) of Newburgh, and Ashleigh Kilgard (Chris) of Indianapolis; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Jing Redman, Dillon, Reese, and Chloe Burns, Lauren and Nathan Paxton, and Lily Mitchell.

Visitation will be held at Alexander Newburgh Chapel on Saturday, January 28, 2-4 p.m. A celebration of Madelaine's life along with her interment alongside her husband and two daughters will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Norwood, NY in late June. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Philips Episcopal Church in Norwood, NY and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Evansville.

Condolences may be made online at




* UE Baseball And Softball Season Tickets Now On Sale

Season ticket packages for the University of Evansville baseball and softball are on sale through the Carson Center Ticket Office.  Tickets can also be ordered by phone by calling (812) 488-ACES.

Baseball season tickets start at $25 for youths (17 and under) and $45 for seniors (65 and over), while an adult season pass is available for $75. A family package is offered for $175 and includes four tickets to each home game.

The softball program offers a $10 youth season (17 and under), while a senior season ticket (65 and over) is priced at $25 and an adult season ticket is available for $40.  A softball family package with four tickets to each game is also available for $100.

Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets should either stop by the UE Carson Center Ticket Office during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) during the standard work week, or contact the Ticket Office by phone by calling (812) 488-ACES. 

* Wichita State Holds On For 86-74 Win Over Men's Basketball

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team rallied from a 25-point deficit, but it was too much to overcome as Wichita State escaped with a 86-74 win on Wednesday evening at Charles Koch Arena.

Kenneth Harris led the way for the Aces with 18 points while Colt Ryan had 17. Ryan Sawvell fell just a point short of his personal best of 14 points, which he set against Drake two weeks ago.

“Sawvell and Harris stood out in the second half, they played with a lot of energy, but in the end, we just got out-executed,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “There were so many areas, especially in the first half, that we could not execute on.”

A quick start helped the Aces jump out to a 6-0 lead in the first two minutes as the defense forced a pair of WSU turnovers and three players scored for the Aces.  Wichita State came right back as Garrett Stutz, who tallied a career-high of 29 points in the last meeting against UE, scored five in a row. Three minutes in, a Toure’ Murry shot gave the Shockers their first lead at 7-6.

Stutz helped the Shockers add to their lead as his 5-for-5 start helped WSU take a 19-14 lead eight minutes in. Four minutes later, the Aces found themselves down by as many as 14 points (33-19) as the Shockers, who rank in the top 50 in the nation in shooting, connected on 13 out of their first 15 shots while Stutz made his first seven buckets.

Colt Ryan found his stroke, scoring five quick points to help the Aces cut the deficit to nine points, 35-26, but WSU fought right back, scoring seven in a row to take a 16-point lead. With 42 seconds remaining, a Murry three sent UE to the locker room facing its largest deficit of the game at 17 point (51-34). 

WSU shot 73.1% in the first half while Stutz tallied 15. He was 7-8 from the floor with his only miss being a three-pointer. 

Wichita State’s lead became 19 points as Carl Hall hit a bucket in the opening possession of the second half and later, a layup by Ben Smith gave the Shockers their first lead of over 20 points at 64-43.  The lead for WSU would reach as many as 25 points (68-43) on a Tekele Cotton jumper with 11 minutes left in the contest. 

Evansville refused to give up. Down 70-45, the Aces put forth a 21-8 run to put Wichita State on edge and cut the deficit to 12. Inside of two minutes remaining, Ryan Sawvell hit a layup to make it a 9-point game, but Wichita State hit its late free throws to come away with the win.

The Shockers edged UE on the boards, 30-28 and also came away with a 63%-43% decision in shooting.

Stutz finished the night with a game-high 23 points and 8 rebounds. He was one of four Shockers in double digits.  Murray had 12 while Carl Hall and David Kyles finished with 12 apiece.

Evansville will return to the Ford Center on Sunday to renew its longest rivalry as Indiana State comes to town. Tip will be at 7:05 p.m. and ESPNU will televise the contest nationally.



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