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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

* Campus Directory

We realize that many people miss the convenience of a printed phone directory and that there is some confusion about the electronic directory.  As a reminder, it is all housed on Acelink. 

This is the direct link to the page:

At this link, you can enter a person’s name or an office in the search box to easily find the information. For instance, if you type “University Relations” in the search box, it will bring up the contact information for everyone in our office.  Below that feature, you will also find links to a Printable Employee Directory, Employee Directory by Department, and a Printable Student Directory.  Once opened, you can save any of these to your computer, or print the pages you want so you don’t have to go back to Acelink every time!

As noted at the beginning of the academic year, there were a number of factors that made it necessary for the directory to be an electronic document. The primary reason was that the expense to print it had been absorbed by the company that produced it; they paid for it by selling ads in the directory. They notified UE that it was not profitable and that they were discontinuing the practice.  In addition to cost savings, the electronic version also allows us to have a database as updated as our Datatel information. Much as our printed calendars were always out of date before we ever got them, the phone directory, too was always outdated from the start.  So, the good news is that as people come and go, the information is up to date.

Remember, as with the previous printed directory, all this information is for internal use only and is not to be shared with those outside the University of Evansville. Also, to reassure those who might have this concern – this is the same database as was used for the printed directory, so if you have indicated your personal information is not to be made public, it will not be in this format either.

Thank you again for your understanding and if you need any help with the directory, please let us know.  Office of University Relations



What's Happening Today

* Ticket Sales for Vagina Monologues

V-Day and UE's Women's Awareness proudly present Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues this Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.  Come see the production that Variety calls, "Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction." Tickets will be available in Hyde Hall on Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m, and at the door. All proceeds benefit the Albion Fellows Bacon Center for victims of domestic violence as well as V-Day's Spotlight Campaign to end violence against the women of Haiti. 

* I-House: South Korea

Join us for I-House: South Korea this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this beautiful Asian country, as well as complimentary cookies.



Upcoming Events

* Bible Study on Thursday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night 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 group will be studying what the Bible says about "Spiritual Gifts." Come and learn about the gifts God has blessed you with and how you can use them to further His kingdom. Contact: Guy Goodness ( or Chris French ( for more details. 


* AcesTV Final Wobble Call-Out

Do you like to Wobble? Wouldn't you like to be in a music video? Then have your organization come - or get up a group of friends together - and join the AcesTV crew this Saturday, February 11 at 3 p.m. at Braun Stadium. This is a really laid back and exciting opportunity to be in a music video so don't miss out on the fun!


* Lecture on African Prehistory on Thursday, February 9

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce a presentation by Dr. Amanuel Beyin (Stony Brook University) titled “Recent Archaeological Explorations Along the Red Sea Cost of Eritrea and Lake Turkana (Northern Kenya)” on Thursday February 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Beyin has a background in Paleolithic Archaeology and African Prehistory and is specifically interested in how humans adapted to coastal environments in prehistoric contexts. All are invited to attend. 

* Speaker Series Luncheon

UE students are invited to attend the February Speaker Series Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Our guest speaker will be alumna Starla West ’95, president and founder of Starla West International. Starla is an internationally known image coach, presenter, and personal brand guru and will be presenting on interviewing etiquette and how to properly represent yourself at an interview. If you wish to reserve a seat and a boxed lunch, email Diane Austin at by this Friday.

* Informal Chinese and Taiji Lessons Begin on February 15

Professor Zhu’s informal Chinese language and culture course will be offered again this semester. The class will meet each Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Room 204, Hyde Hall for 10-weeks, beginning Wednesday, February 15. The course will mainly cover practical vocabulary and skills in Chinese conversation, basic cultural information about Chinese traditions and customs, and an introduction to the Chinese writing system. The free Taiji (shadow-boxing) lesson will also continue this semester. It will follow the language and culture course, beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays The first meeting will be at the entrance of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. In addition to the 24-movement Yang Style Taiji, Baduanjin, or the Eight Section Brocade, a traditional Chinese breathing exercise (similar to Taiji but easier to learn) will also be taught.

Both courses are open to the campus community.

* Career Day 2012

Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity?  Internship? Summer job? Then make plans to attend Career Day 2012 on Tuesday, February 14, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center.  More than 70 employers registered!  Login to JobLink to view the list.  Pre-register in JobLink and give employers access to your resume before the event!


* Winter Whispers Set for Saturday

The Resident Students Association will present Winter Whispers 2012 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, on Saturday, February 11, from 8-11 p.m. The theme is Midnight Masquerade and the first 100 people will get a free mask! There will be tons of food, including a cupcake/cookie bar, as well as music and dancing. It is free to everyone and all are welcome! If you have any questions you can email



* TIAA CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, February 22, for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Student Congress Open Forum

Student Congress will be hosting an open forum on Feb 9 at 9 pm in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The topic of discussion will be changes being made to the constitution. This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard! Please come and show your support .. or lack thereof. We want to hear what you have to say so that we can form the new constitution to reflect what the student body wants. 

* Commencement Central

This is a reminder to ALL May Graduates that Commencement Central is set for Monday, February 27 from 5-8 p.m. upstairs in the Ridgway University Center and Tuesday, February 28  from noon-5 p.m. outside the UE Bookstore. Plan to attend one of these sessions so that you can finalize your graduation plans and make sure everything is set. During the event you will meet with the Registrar and staff from the Alumni and Career Planning offices.  You also will purchase your cap and gown and/or graduation announcements. There will be other useful information offered as well. During the Monday night event there will be food and a special giveaway.  Please mark your calendar and make sure you attend this event - it only takes a few minutes.


* Are You Hungry for Change?

Did you eat cloned meat today from China?  Did you find it cheaper to eat salt, fat, and sugar versus vitamins and minerasl? Learn the answers to these questions and more on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center when the Hale Hall RA staff shows the Point-of-View documentary Food Inc.This event is their spring Define Your Life program. They plan to invite community members involved in the food industry (from farmers to food service managers) to the screening.

How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry in his documentary. He feels that the nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. He points out that the food industry now offers bigger-breasted chicken, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli - the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. The nation is riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising -- and often shocking truths -- about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM for seating. Beginning with a brief introduction, the video will run from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Snacks will be provided. Discussion tables focusing on the different topics addressed in the documentary will be available.
The Hale Hall RAs and the Resident Students Association are hosting the program. This is a Get Fit. Live Well. program.
The main contact is Calvin R. Wertman - email:  or phone: x2214. 

Check out the following websites for more. - official site of the documentary with links to several organizations  - lesson plans, interviews, suggestions for improve food quality  – official trailer

* 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!


Info You Should Know

* Male Road Trip Hosts Needed

The Office of Admission needs current UE male students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 17-19. If you male, living in a residence hall on campus, and 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 have had a wonderful response from prospective students this year and currently have more male prospects than male hosts. If you have already requested to host and can take an additional Road Tripper please notify Ashley or Jess, also. Thank you!

* "You Can Read About You" Contest

Enter Crescent Magazine’s “You Can Read About You” Contest and you might be reading about yourself in the April 2012 issue.  It’s simple to enter.  Just visit us at, download and fill out the contest entry and return it to by March 18.  Only University of Evansville students are eligible to enter. One student will be selected.  Students who have been profiled in a previous issue of Crescent Magazine are not eligible to enter.

* Be an Admission Ambassador!

Do you want to have the opportunity to give weekly campus tours, host perspective students, assist with special events, such as Road Trip, and so much more? Then you should apply to become an admission ambassador. The applications can be found in the Office of Admission. Applications will be due February 21 with an interview to follow. Get your applications today!! 

* UE Spring Phonathon Needs Your Scrap Paper

Your one-sided scrap paper is needed!  It doesn’t matter if it colored or hole-punched as long as one side is blank (no staples please).  We will come and pick up your paper - just call Annual Giving at x2377 to arrange it. If you do not have paper at this time, please start saving!  We can use scrap paper this spring and also for Fall Phonathon. We appreciate your help with raising money without spending money!

* Donations Needed for Vagina Monologues Silent Auction

Calling all artists and crafters! Women's Awareness and the V-Day crew are now accepting donations for the Vagina Monologues Silent Art Auction. All proceeds will benefit the Albion Bacon Fellows Center for victims of domestic violence and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign for the women of Haiti. Contact Sean Rocke at for submission details.  



* Yasser Alhenawi

Dr. Yasser Alhenawi, Assistant Professor of Finance in the Schroeder Family School of Business administration, has had a paper accepted for publication in The Global Journal of Finance and Economics. The paper is titled “The Determinants of Capital Structure in Real Estate Investment Trusts.” In this paper, he attempts to explain the borrowing behavior of the tax-exempted Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).  Alhenawi tested the implications of the pecking order theory, agency cost theory, and signaling theory. Consistent with the pecking order theory, he found that REITs with higher existing investment use more debt; REITs with higher profitability issue less debt; and REITs with higher expected investment use less debt. He concludes that REITs managers issue debt, despite no tax-deductibility benefits, in order to avoid issuing equity and to maximize wealth of existing shareholders.



* Aces Earn Huge Win Over No. 15 Creighton

The Purple Aces men's basketball team finished on a 13-1 run over the final four minutes of the game to take a 65-57 win over No. 15 Creighton on Tuesday evening at the Ford Center.

Evansville (12-12, 7-7 MVC) led by two at the half before Creighton (21-4, 11-3 MVC) rallied to lead by as many as seven in the second half.  The last lead for the Bluejays came with five minutes remaining before the Aces completed their game-ending run.  It marked the first win over a ranked opponent since UE grabbed a 71-68 win over No. 23 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse last season.  The 57 points for the Bluejays marked their lowest output of the season.

"Our bench really helped us a lot, they gave us energy; Lewis, Ned and Rokas gave us great minutes,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “It was a great effort, we just battled.  Creighton is outstanding and very talented, we were fortunate that they missed some shots.”

Kenneth Harris got the scoring started, hitting a three from the wing in the first minute.  Doug McDermott responded with an and-one to quickly tie the game.  The Aces continued to lead throughout the first half, going up by as many as ten points.

An Ethan Wragge bucket made it a 19-17 game before Lewis Jones helped UE pad its advantage with a pair of three-pointers, his first two of the season.  Denver Holmes and Troy Taylor also scored in the run.

Creighton finished the half on a 12-4 stretch to cut the deficit to just a pair at the half.  The Bluejays had 10 turnovers while scoring just 31 points in the opening stanza.  Their lowest score in a half this season was 30.

After recording just four points in the first half, Gregory Echenique scored four in a 6-2 stretch that aw Creighton take its first lead of the contest at 37-35.    What would turn into a 17-8 run to open the half was capped off by an Austin Chatman trey, which gave CU a 48-41 edge seven minutes into the period.

Evansville responded with a run of its own, this one being 11-4 as they rallied to tie the game at 52-all.  Ned Cox tallied six in the run before back-to-back buckets by Creighton put them up by four inside of six minutes remaining.

Back-to-back field goals helped UE tie the game up once again at 56 before a long jumper by Colt Ryan put the Purple Aces back on top with three minutes left.  Harris' sixth field goal of the evening capped off an 8-0 run by UE, giving the Aces a 60-56 lead with two minutes left.

An Antoine Young free throw ended the run with 58 seconds left before Ryan knocked down two free throws to make it a 5-point game.  The game-ending run for UE continued as Harris and Jones hit late free throws to seal the 65-57 win.

Harris was the leading scorer for the Aces with 15 points while Ryan chipped in 14.  Ryan Sawvell had another strong performance, notching 12.  Each led the Aces to a .431 shooting percentage while the Aces defense held Creighton to just .404, one of its lowest percentages of the season. 

Doug McDermott led all players with 21 points while tying for the game high with eight boards.  Austin Chatman had 11 points while Gregory Echenique had 10 points and eight boards.  The Bluejays finished with a 37-30 rebounding advantage.

On Saturday, UE will take to the road once again, traveling to Des Moines, Iowa to take on Drake.  The game is set for Sunday evening at 7:05 p.m. in front of a national audience on ESPNU.  The following weekend, Evansville will be back home to take on Northern Iowa and Western Illinois.

* Dora Kotsiou Named MVC Women's Tennis Athlete Of The Week

University of Evansville senior Dora Kotsiou has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

Kotsiou had a strong week for the Aces, going a perfect 2-0 in both singles and doubles competition at the No. 1 spot this week.  She opened up the week with a singles win (6-2, 6-2) win over Alyssa Bellini of Lipscomb while picking up an 8-3 doubles win with partner Natasha James as UE picked up a 6-1 road win. 

On Saturday, UE picked up another 6-1 win, this time over UT-Martin.  Kotsiou topped Jodie Tiley at the top spot (6-2, 6-4) while grabbing another doubles win with Natasha James, this one by an 8-4 final. (1,1).

Evansville stands at a perfect 3-0 heading into a pair of weekend matches in a tournament being hosted by Murray State.  The Aces will face the Racers on Friday before taking on Chattanooga on Saturday.  Both matches are slated for a 1 p.m. start.


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