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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music

The Harlaxton Woodwind Quintet will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall tonight 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.

 

* Bible Study

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study tonight at 7 p.m. in Room 153, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The topic is "God's Money, Our Responsibility" Come to this study to learn practical, biblical guidelines for money managment. Contact: Guy Goodness at gg57@evansville.edu or Chris French at cf104@evansville.edu for more details
 

* 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!

* Honors Talk Back for Play Emma Set for Tonight

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.
 

Upcoming Events

* Mike Carson Reading and Tribute

There will be a two-day tribute to Mike Carson, Professor Emeritus of the UE English Department, on March 31 and April 1.  The tribute will consist of three events: an alumni tribute in Neu Chapel at 2-3:30 on March 31, followed by a Coffee Hour reading at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  Dr. Carson will be reading from his new collection of poems, The Keeper’s Voice (LSU Press), and there will be a book signing after the reading.  The next day, April 1, there will be an all-day open House at Fehn House from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and everyone is invited to stop by and visit with Dr. Carson.

After receiving his Ph.D. in English at Ohio State University, Mike Carson taught for over four decades at the University of Evansville, where he served as the English Department Chair, held the Melvin M. Peterson Chair in English and American Literature, and was honored with the university’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.  He is also the author of The Keeper’s Voice, a collection of poems recently published by the Louisiana State University Press.  His poems have been widely published in such journals as The Southern Review, New Virginia Review, Gulf Stream, Crisis, and Measure.

 

* Presentation on New Harmony Excavations

On Thursday, March 31, 7-8 p.m. in Room 101, Koch Center, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Michael Strezewski will present “Excavations at the Harmonist Redware Kiln, New Harmony, IN.”  New Harmony has been continuously occupied since the Harmonists founded the town in 1814 and it has proven difficult to isolate artifacts that specifically date to the Harmonist presence (1814-1824). One exception is the distinctive Harmonist redware ceramics, which were locally-made vessels used in the household. Archaeological excavations and archival studies over the past three years have provided a great deal of information on the nature of the Harmonist pottery operation. Ultimately, the goal of these investigations is to gain a greater understanding of the methods used in Harmonist pottery manufacture and the types of vessels made, which, in turn, can aid in understanding more about Harmonist foodways.  All are invited to attend this lecture.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

* What UE Libraries Can Do for You

Are you curious about the Njals Saga article co-authored by Larry Caldwell and Annette Parks?  Do you need to find the reference to Bill Hemminger’s article on translators and French language literature?  Are you analyzing recent scholarship by Mark Cirino on Ernest Hemingway and need citations to sources?  Are you interested in Bill Baer’s interview with Alistair MacLeod?  Citations or links to articles are available for your research and can be found in the  MLA International Bibliography.

The MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 indexed journals and series.  Subjects covered in MLA include dramatic arts, folklore, language and linguistics, literature, literary theory and criticism.

Explore MLA International Bibliography.  Contact Kathy Bartelt at kb4@evansville.edu or Shane White at sw69@evansville.edu with comments or questions.

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* Dance Team Tryouts

When/where: April 8 from 6-9 p.m. in the Fitness Center Activities Room and April 9 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Small Gym

What to wear: Dance shoes (jazz shoes or sneakers), fitted dance clothes; no baggy pants!

$15 Tryout fee

Learn a dance on Friday and perform it Saturday in front of a panel. You will also need to show different technique skills. Please come with 4-5 8-counts of choreography. You may dance to your own music or without music. Please contact Coach Lauren Doerner at ld43@evansville.edu, Assistant Coach Mariel Arata at ma112@evansville.edu, or any current team member if you have questions.  See you there!

* Interested in Joining UE Dance Team?

If you are interested in trying out for the University of Evansville Dance Team, please join the current team in off-season technique practice.  They will be reviewing skills you will be required to perform at tryouts and in the 2011-2012 dance season.  Practice is Friday, April 1 from 3-5:30 p.m. The group will first meet in the Fitness Center Lobby.  Please contact Coach Lauren Doerner at ld43@evansville.edu, Assistant. Coach Mariel Arata at ma112@evansville.edu, or any current team member if you have questions.  See you there!

 

* 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
mm333@evansville.edu

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).
 

* 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.

* On-Campus Summer Housing Availability

Students, are you staying on campus over the summer?  If so, let Residence Life help find you a summer pad!  UE summer housing will be available in Powell Hall and the University apartments on Lincoln Avenue.  For more information, see our summer housing page or contact the Office of Residence Life.  Applications for UE summer housing are available at the Office of Residence Life and are due by 5 p.m., April 21. 

 

Congratulations

* Alan Kaiser Has Book Published


Associate Professor of Archaeology Alan Kaiser’s book Roman Urban Street Networks has just been published by Routledge. 

The streets of Roman cities have received surprisingly little attention until recently. Traditionally the main interest archaeologists and classicists had in streets was in tracing the origins and development of the orthogonal layout used in Roman colonial cities. Roman Urban Street Networks is the first volume to sift through the ancient literature to determine how authors used the Latin vocabulary for streets, and determine what that tells us about how the Romans perceived their streets. Kaiser offers a methodology for describing the role of a street within the broader urban transportation network in such a way that one can compare both individual streets and street networks from one site to another.  This work is more than simply an exploration of Roman urban streets, however. It addresses one of the central problems in current scholarship on Roman urbanism: Kaiser suggests that streets provided the organizing principle for ancient Roman cities, offering an exciting new way of describing and comparing Roman street networks. This book will certainly lead to an expanded discussion of approaches to and understandings of Roman streetscapes and urbanism.

Athletics

* Fick Earns MVC Player of the Week

Senior Cody Fick led Evansville to a 2-1 week, as he hit .769 across three games and picked up a win on the mound over Big Ten opponent Indiana University. For that performance, Fick has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday.

Fick went 10-for-13 at the plate with two home runs, five doubles, five runs scored, and 11 runs batted in, recording a 1.615 slugging percentage and .750 on-base percentage on the week.

Against UT-Martin, Fick belted home runs in his first two at-bats, tallying six RBI in the contest and scored four runs in the 18-6 win. In a doubleheader with Indiana, Fick led the Aces with six hits, two runs scored and five RBI, going 3-for-4 in both games. The Freeburg, Mo. native lined three doubles in game one, including a ground-rule double in the 10th inning that kept the Aces’ hopes alive in the one-run game and would have actually tied the score had the ball not hopped the fence as UE fell 6-5.

In the nightcap, Fick helped his own cause with three hits, including a double and two RBI while throwing six complete innings on the mound, allowing three runs on eight scattered hits to earn his fourth straight win in UE’s 7-5 victory.
Fick leads the UE pitching staff with a 4-0 record and 1.73 ERA on the season despite third base being his primary position. At the plate, he is hitting .382 and leads the club with 29 hits, 11 doubles, and 31 runs batted in.

 

* UE Baseball to Battle USI and SLU

The University of Evansville baseball team has a busy week ahead, playing five games against three different teams. The Aces start by hosting cross-city rival University of Southern Indiana Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Braun Stadium. UE will travel to Saint Louis Wednesday, taking on the Billikens at 3 p.m. before returning home for a three-game series with IPFW this weekend.

LAST OUTING
Evansville (11-8, 0-0 MVC) 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. After starting the game Saturday in Evansville, rain caused the contest to be postponed until Sunday, and Evansville made the morning bus ride to Bloomington to continue play in the fifth inning with the score tied 1-1. Despite tagging the Hoosiers for 16 hits, UE lost game one by one run in 10 innings. However, UE rallied in game two, scoring five runs in the second inning giving starter Cody Fick a nice cushion on the mound. Fick earned the win and led the Aces at the plate with six hits, two runs scored and five RBI, going 3-for-4 in both games.

LAST WEEK
Mar 23 UT-MARTIN Home W, 18-6, 18-21-0 / 6-6-2, Copeland (W 2-1)  
Mar 26/27 INDIANA Home L, 5-6 (10 inn.), 5-16-1 / 6-9-1, Isom (L 3-2)
Mar 27 at Indiana Away W, 7-5, 7-16-1 / 5-11-0, Fick (W 4-0)  

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
March 29 vs. USI 6:00 p.m.
March 30 at Saint Louis 3:00 p.m.
April 1 vs. IPFW 6:00 p.m.
April 2 vs. IPFW 2:00 p.m.
April 3 vs. IPFW 1:00 p.m.

SCOUTING THE SCREAMING EAGLES
USI (14-5, 6-0 GLVC) comes into Tuesday’s contest on a hot 11-game win-streak. The 17th-ranked University of Southern Indiana baseball team remained perfect in the GLVC with a doubleheader sweep of Rockhurst University, 5-2 and 7-1, Monday afternoon at the USI Baseball Field. The 2010 NCAA Division II National Champions play in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and hold a perfect 6-0 mark so far. Justin Blinn leads the squad at the plate with a .352 average, followed closely by Brad Wannemuehler’s .340 average. Tyler Choate (5-0, 2.62 ERA) and Trevor Leach (5-1, 2.78 ERA) pilot the pitching staff with five wins apiece. As a team, the Screaming Eagles are hitting .264 and hold a 3.61 ERA.

SCOUTING THE BILLIKENS
The Billikens (15-8, 1-2 Atlantic 10) defeated Southeast Missouri State 14-9 last Tuesday, but dropped two of three at Saint Joseph's to begin A-10 play. They host Eastern Illinois Tuesday before meeting the Aces Wednesday. The 2010 A-10 champions made their third appearance in the NCAA Tournament and won a school-record 33 games last season. They are currently led by Nick Becker at the plate with his .323 average and Brett Vanover (3-0, 1.07 ERA) on the mound. As a team, the Billikens are hitting .292 and have a 3.27 team ERA.

MVC HONORS
Senior Cody Fick led Evansville to a 2-1 week, as he hit .769 across three games and picked up a win on the mound over Big Ten opponent Indiana University, earning himself Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors. Fick went 10-for-13 at the plate with two home runs, five doubles, five runs scored, and 11 runs batted in, as he recorded a 1.615 slugging percentage and .750 on-base percentage on the week. Against UT-Martin, Fick belted home runs in his first two at-bats, tallying six RBI in the contest and scored four runs in the 18-6 win. In a doubleheader with Indiana, Fick led the Aces with six hits, two runs scored and five RBI, going 3-for-4 in both games. The Freeburg, Mo. native lined three doubles in game one, including a ground-rule double in the 10th inning that kept the Aces’ hopes alive in the one-run game and would have actually tied the score had the ball not hopped the fence as UE fell 6-5. In the nightcap, Fick helped his own cause with three hits, including a double and two RBI while throwing six complete innings on the mound, allowing three runs on eight scattered hits to earn his fourth straight win in UE’s 7-5 victory. Fick leads the UE pitching staff with a 4-0 record and 1.73 ERA on the season despite third base being his primary position.

LET’S GET SOME RUNS
Scoring 119 runs so far this season, the Evansville offense has allowed its pitching staff some room for error. When the Aces hold their opponent to less than six runs, they have a perfect 10-0 record.

EARLY AND OFTEN
When the Aces cross the plate first, they own a 10-2 record this spring, but when their opponent tallies a run in the first inning, they are winless, 0-6.

STEALTH STAMETS
Sophomore Eric Stamets currently ranks tied for 17th nationally in the stolen bases per game category. Stamets averages 0.79 steals per game, swiping 15 successfully this season, while only being caught five times. Last season, Stamets broke the UE program record with 43 stolen bases in a season.

HITS, RUNS, SCORE!
The Aces come off a very hot offensive week, hitting .434 as a team. UE tallied 30 runs on 53 hits across three games last week. UE tagged UT-Martin for 18 runs on 21 hits, while recording 16 hits in each game versus Indiana University. Nate Smith (.452), Cody Fick (.382), Greg Wallace (.365), Ryan Oesterle (.338), Eric Stamets (.321), and Jared Baehl (.319) are all hitting above .300 on the season, as the team boasts a collective .301 average.
 

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