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Friday, February 3, 2012

* SAB Ski Trip Cancelled

The SAB Ski Trip scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled due to the unusually warm weather and rain forecast. Those registered to attend will be contacted about the refund process.

* Center for Student Engagement Information

Today is the deadline for student organization to turn in their updated rosters. If you have not picked up your roster, please do so today.



Upcoming Events

* University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel at 10:30 AM

Experience eclectic music, engaging liturgy, and warm conversation in Neu Chapel, where campus and community come together each week for University Worship. From percussion to pipe organ, from sacrament to sermon, the liturgy this Sunday points toward “the balm in Gilead” as the prophet Isaiah announces a renewal of strength, with wings like eagles…and Jesus proclaims healing for the broken. The bakery opens at 10:00 a.m. and we’ve got fresh bread! Gathering music begins at 10:20 a.m. with a little jazz and Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m.

* UE Fitness and Health Fair Set for February 16

The annual UE Fitness and Health Fair is set for Thursday, February 16 from 11 a.m-2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. Admission is free! Services to be offered at the fair include: chiropractic screenings, display of fitness equipment, vision tests, drunk driving goggles that demonstrate impairment levels in driving drunk, and blood pressure screenings. You could win free giveaways such as restaurant gift cards and more! So come out and have fun, get free things and see how fit and healthy you are!

* Super Bowl Party with AcesTV

Come join the AcesTV crew in Rademacher's Lounge this Sunday from 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. to watch the Super Bowl! AcesTV will be hosting a Super Bowl party on the first floor of Ridgway University Center this Sunday outside the UE Bookstore. Don't sit in your room all day, come hang out with your friends, watch the Super Bowl and cheer on your favorite team!

* Brunch on Saturday

The Office of Admission will be hosting the Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship Day this Saturday, February 4. We will have around 220 visitors on campus that day that will be dining at Café Court at 11:30 a.m. The group should be finished by around 12:30 p.m. We wanted to make the campus aware of the large group as you make plans for brunch this Saturday.  Thank you for your corporation.

* V-Day: Until the Violence Stops

Did you know that the current U.N. statistic shows that 1 in 3 women in the world will experience sexual violence? Join us in raising awareness to end violence against women and girls all over the world. Women's Awareness and V-Day Evansville will present a free showing of Until the Violence Stops on Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m., Room 126, Hyde Hall. This hopeful and powerful documentary chronicles the story of Eve Ensler's performance piece The Vagina Monologues as it transformed into the V-Day movement and touched the lives of women in every part of the world. The viewing is free and open to the public.  

* Anonymous 4 to Perform Sunday

Anonymous 4, an internationally acclaimed vocal quartet specializing in medieval music, will perform a guest recital and lecture at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, February 5 in Wheeler Concert Hall (not 1:30 p.m. as previously scheduled). The event is free and open to the public.

Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the members of Anonymous 4 (Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek) combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. Celebrating their 25th anniversary during the 2011-12 season, the ensemble has performed on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

“The winning qualities of this perennially popular a cappella group … are still strong,” wrote New York Times music reviewer Vivien Schweitzer after seeing the group perform last October. “Their impressive vocal blend, purity of tone, and distinctive individual voices, which have helped them sell almost two million copies of their albums on the Harmonia Mundi label, were beautifully highlighted.”

* 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

* AcesTV All Access News Program Launched this Week

AcesTV Launches a campus news program this week that gives an inside look at everything Aces! AcesTV All Access is a fully student produced broadcast that will air each month. You can find the program at the link below or "Like" AcesTV on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter for updates on air dates stories and more!


* Spaces are Still Available for Summer Session I in Jordan

Looking for adventure this summer? UE History faculty will be taking a group to Jordan May 13 – June 5 during Summer Session I. Students will earn three credit hours while they learn about the Middle East past, present, and future. Join us as we meet local archaeologists, historians, business leaders, politicians and others in intensive seminars held at the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman. We will also tour the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and Habitat for Humanity in Jordan. Travel back in time as we visit cities of the Roman Decapolis, the Nabatean capital city of Petra featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Transformers II, Crusader castles, and historic mosques.  We will also have the opportunity to spend a night under a Bedouin tent in Wadi Rum and relax at the lowest spot on earth, the Dead Sea. For more information about this trip, please contact Professor Daniel Byrne (  The priority deadline for applications is February 16.

* ARTstor Digital Library Trial - Search ARTstor Today!

UE Libraries has trial access to the ARTstor Digital Library until February 22; although it is not possible to subscribe this year, ARTstor is a valuable resource that would benefit the Libraries’ collection at some future date.

The Digital Library provides a wide range of images. Do you need photos of the London Eye, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the Great Wall in China?  Each of these icons are easily identified with a search in ARTstor.

The ARTstor Digital Library is a non-profit online digital image library designed to serve educational and scholarly communities with more than one million images on subjects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. ARTstor provides tools and software to search, present, and share digital images both online and offline for research and teaching. Collections in the Digital Library are continually expanded and updated by collaborating with scholars, museums, photographers, stock photography agencies, and photographic archives in libraries. 
Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions or comments.

* ATV Off-Road" Debuts With A Profile On Swimming & Diving

Be sure to check out AcesTV new series "ATV Off-Road" that will be highlighting sports such as swimming, diving, golf, cross country, and tennis. Our first series features the swimming and diving teams. Check out this link to view our first of many series to come:


* 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). We are planning to have a great turnout so the more volunteers, the better!

* 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.



* Rania Mousa

An upcoming book chapter titled, "E-Government Adoption of XBRL: An U.K/U.S.A. Comparison,” authored by Assistant Professor of Accounting Rania Mousa (lead author) will be published in summer 2012. The chapter is co-authored by Yu-Che Chen, associate professor of public administration at the University of Northern Illinois. The chapter will be published as part of a book titled, “Public Sector Transformation through E-Government: Experiences from Europe and North America.” The book is published by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group. The book is edited by Vishanth Weerakkody, Brunel University (UK) and Chris Reddick, the University of Texas at San Antonio (USA).

For the first time since the inception of XBRL in 1998, the book chapter presents and discusses a leading case-based research on the adoption process of the Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) in two prominent government agencies, the U.K.’s Companies House and the U.S.A.’s Securities and Exchange Commission. The book explores the potential of e-government to transform public services and discusses practical examples from leading public institutions that have attempted to use e-government to bring about transformational change, with specific focus on Europe and North America. 




* Tipoff Time Set For BracketBusters Game

The start time for the University of Evansville’s Sears BracketBusters game on Saturday, February 18 has been announced. 

Evansville is set to take on Western Illinois at 7:05 p.m. at the Ford Center.  The matchup was announced earlier in the week.

The Aces and Leathernecks have met just twice, with UE coming out on the winning end of both games of a home-and-home series played in 2004 and 2005.  Following a 72-55 road win in 2004, the Aces came right back to grab a 70-63 victory at Roberts Stadium in 2005.

Western Illinois is currently 12-8 on the season with a 6-5 mark in the Summit League.  The Leathernecks have won three-straight games, including a 57-55 win over IUPUI on January 28.

* Aces' Tennis Set For Weekend Matches

Following its opening weekend win at Austin Peay, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team will compete in a pair of matches this weekend.

The action opens up on Friday when the Purple Aces travel to Lipscomb for a 7 p.m. match.  On Saturday, UE will play its first home match of the season, playing host to UT-Martin at the Tri-State Athletic Club beginning at 7 p.m.

Evansville opened up the season with a thrilling 4-3 win at Austin Peay last Friday.  Senior Aleks Dzakula and freshman Natasha James were the top performers for UE, picking up wins in both singles and doubles competition.

James was paired up with Dora Kotsiou while Dzakula picked up a doubles win with fellow senior Jessica Raatz.  Freshman Gaby Fifer won her singles match by finals of 6-0 and 6-2.

Lipscomb is an even 1-1 on the season.  The Bison picked up a dominant 6-1 win against Western Kentucky on January 27 before falling by a 7-0 score at Chattanooga a day later.

UT-Martin fell in its lone match of the season, dropping a 6-1 decision in their opener at Arkansas State on January 30.

The season continues for UE next weekend as the Aces will participate in the Murray State Tournament on February 10 and 11.  Evansville faces Murray State at 1 p.m. on the 10th before following that up with a 1 p.m. match versus Chattanooga the next day.

* Lady Aces Suffer, 82-64, Defeat At Bradley

The hosting Bradley University Braves scored first and held the lead the rest of the night, as the University of Evansville women’s basketball team suffered an 82-64 defeat Thursday evening at Renaissance Coliseum. Evansville falls to 4-17 on the season and 1-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Braves improve to 12-10 overall and 3-7 in the MVC.

Junior Samantha Heck led the Aces with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and went 3-for-4 from behind the arc. She also added eight rebounds. Classmate Meagan Collins also reached double figures with 11 points. Senior Staci Gillum and sophomore Miranda Liles contributed nine points apiece, while Briyana Blair tallied seven points and team-high 11 boards.

After Bradley built a 10 point lead in the first half, Evansville cut the deficit to two, 32-30, with 2:51 remaining in the opening stanza. However, the Braves quickly expanded the lead back into double-digits at the start of the second half and held onto it for the remainder of the way.

Three Braves reached double figures, led by Katie Yohn’s 18 points. Catie O’Leary followed closely behind with 17 points, and Leah Kassing added 10. MacKenzie Westcott led Bradley on the glass with a game-high 15 rebounds, as the Braves outrebounded UE, 45-36, and held a 21-7 advantage on second chance points.

The Aces are back in action Saturday when they travel to take on Northern Iowa. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.

* Men's Basketball vs. Creighton February 7

Faculty, staff, and emeriti basketball tickets are now available at the Carson Center Ticket Office for the men’s basketball game versus nationally ranked Creighton on February 7. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. Carson Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Come support the Aces!


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