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Friday, February 10, 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 Much as our printed calendars were always out of date before we ever got them, the phone directory, too was always outdated from the start.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

* LEGGS Set for Tonight in Eykamp Hall

Phi Kappa Tau's annual philanthropy LEGGS will be Friday at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. 

* Intramural Floor Hockey Registration Now Open

Intramural Floor Hockey registration is now open.  Registration closes on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:55 p.m.  To sign up for floor hockey, please visit for complete registration.  The season begins on Monday, February 20.  Games will take place Monday through Thursday between 7:00–11:00 p.m.  If you have any questions about registration or how to sign up for, please contact Rob Latva at or 488-2794.

* Sign Up Now for Spotlight!

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Association and the National Association for Music Education (CMENC) are co-hosting this year’s Spotlight. The event is set for March 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Spotlight is a great opportunity for those outside of the music department to display their musical talent.  Any student or faculty member who signs up will be able to participate in the event. This year, we are opening the event up to Greek organizations as well. Proceeds will go towards helping special education classrooms in the area purchase instruments.  If you are interested in performing a musical talent for Spotlight this year, or have any questions, please email Kaitlyn Knollenberg (, by midnight on February 14.

* 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. 


Upcoming Events

* Guitar Fest

The Classical Guitar Society of Evansville and the University of Evansville will co-sponsor Guitar Fest on February 17, featuring an ensemble of 17 local guitarists (including UE faculty and students) and guest artist Matthew Schroeder of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for any student, and free for UE students.

* Financial Aid Help Available at College Goal Sunday

UE students: Are you baffled by the FAFSA? Have questions about applying for financial aid? Mark your calendar for College Goal Sunday, 2-4 p.m. on February 12 at Ivy Tech Community College's Southwest campus (3501 N. First Ave. in Evansville). Financial aid experts from local colleges and universities, including UE, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. 

College Goal Sunday is a statewide program that helps students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more on this program, visit

* Career Day 2012

Attend Career Day 2012 on Tuesday, February 14, from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. Gain access to nearly 80 employers hiring for full-time, cooperative education, internship, and summer opportunities. Login to JobLink to view employers and pre-register yourself to give them access to your resume before the event!


* Physical Therapy Club Meeting

All students welcome to attend the Physical Therapy Club meeting in Room 104, Graves Hall at noon on February 14. You can be an undergraduate or graduate.

The grouup will be discussing upcoming club events and opportunities.

Benefits for participating in PT club include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to PT students
• Opportunities to hear guest lecturers
• Community service opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA and Indiana APTA events
• Fellowship and Mentoring from upperclassmen who have "been there, done that" in the DPT and PTA curriculum

If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, please email President Jennifer Murphy at



* 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!


* The Washington Center Representative on Campus

A representative from The Washington Center will be on campus on Monday, Feb. 13.  She will be set up at a table at the Walnut Street Entrance of the Ridgway University Center and will be available for questions between classroom visits.  There will be an information session from 1-2 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, on that day.  Plan to attend and find out more about their organization.  This event is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.

* 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.

* 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



* Resident Students Association Heads to Boulder, Colorado - So Can You!

Love meeting new people from across the globe? Looking for leadership development? In need of new programs for your floor, hall council or organization? These are all reasons that you should apply to attend NACURH, a national conference that connects students from around the world, provides student leadership development, and shares programming resources and efficient practices for running organizations. The conference is June 1-4, at the University of Colorado–Boulder. Applications are available NOW in Residence Life or on the RSA website: This opportunity is open to any student living on campus and it is completely sponsored by RSA. In other words, it is FREE! Contact Sierra Burtis at with questions or for more information.

* 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

* UE Libraries Displays Feature WA & Databases

Come learn more about Women’s Awareness (WA) powerful V-Day Movement by checking out the libraries’ display for the Vagina Monologues on campus this weekend.  UE’s incredible access to thousands of scholarly journals via databases is also on display in the libraries; come learn more about the resources right at your fingertips, only a mouse-click away.  If your organization is considering publicity opportunities this semester, it’s not too late to reserve a secure display case with supplies included for Spring 2012.  Contact Laura Summers at  or by calling 812-488-1062.

* Found - Glasses

Have you lost a pair of glasses?  If so, come claim them at the Library.

* UE Bookstore Beginning Returns of Unsold Textbooks from Spring Semester

The UE Bookstore is beginning the return process for unsold textbooks from the Spring semester. Used books will be the first group of books that will be processed for return starting next week. If you still need a textbook for a class please check in the Bookstore. If you see a used copy you want please purchase it ASAP or if you need some time to purchase it please let store staff know and we will hold it for you for a period of time. New textbooks are not schduled to be returned until later in the semester.


* 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!


Treasures and Traditions

* Debate and Oratory

According to the 1932 Crescent, the University of Evansville - then Evansville College - had a strong debate program that year.  At the first debate of the year, an Evansville College team competed with a visiting team from Oxford, England. The question argued was the immediate independence of India (then stll a British colony) Evansville's team argued for independence. Later in the year, teams from Evansville participated in a debate tournament at Manchester Collge. The question at that debate was whether the newly formed Soviet Union should be officially recognized or not.



* Women's Tennis Looks To Remain Undefeated At Murray State

The 3-0 University of Evansville women’s tennis team will look to remain undefeated this weekend, traveling to Murray, Ky. for a pair of matches on Friday and Saturday.

The action begins on Friday when UE takes on host Murray State before the Aces face Chattanooga on Saturday.  Both are set for 1 p.m. starts.

Last weekend, Evansville improved to 3-0 with wins against Lipscomb and a home win over UT-Martin.  Senior Dora Kotsiou picked up MVC Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week honors after her strong week for UE where she went a perfect 2-0 in both singles and doubles competition over the weekend.

Her doubles partner, freshman Natasha James, has also been on a roll to begin the spring season.  James has put up a perfect 3-0 mark in doubles play at the No. 1 spot while going an identical 3-0 in singles.

Murray State stands at 1-0 on the season following a victory over North Alabama in its opener on February 5.  The Racers earned a 7-0 sweep to begin their season.

The Mocs of Chattanooga will be Saturday’s opponent for UE.  They are also perfect on the season, winning matches against Lipscomb and Belmont.  The Mocs earned 7-0 sweeps in both.

Next weekend, UE will play in a pair of matches, hosting Arkansas State on Friday before traveling to face Kentucky on Saturday.

* Lady Aces Knock Down Creighton, 48-45

With the support of nearly 3,000 cheering elementary school students, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team overcame the visiting Creighton Bluejays, 48-45, Thursday early afternoon at the Ford Center. With the victory, the Purple Aces improve to 5-18 on the season and 2-10 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while Creighton falls to 12-11 overall and 6-6 in the MVC.

With 1:32 remaining, junior Meagan Collins took a feed from senior Staci Gillum and knocked down a three in the left corner to give Evansville a 47-45 lead. At the other end, Ally Jensen’s layup wouldn’t fall and Collins secured the rebound, forcing the Bluejays to foul with 6.1 seconds left. The Boonville, Ind. native made the first, allowing the Aces to breathe easier, but missed the second, giving Creighton a chance for the tie. Carli Tritz, CU’s leading rainmaker, put up a shot from beyond the arc, but the ball bounced off the back rim as the buzzer sounded, locking up the win for Evansville -- UE’s first victory over Creighton since the No. 9 Aces beat the No. 2 Jays, 47-45, in the title game of the 2009 MVC Tournament Championship.

Collins piloted the Aces’ offense with 18 points, going 6-for-8 from the floor, and grabbed seven rebounds. Senior Briyana Blair also reached double figures with 11 points and seven rebounds, followed by junior Samantha Heck’s eight points and five boards. Sophomore Miranda Liles had another solid game with five points and seven rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes on the floor, while Gillum recorded a game-high six assists.

In a contest that consisted of nine lead changes, Creighton got on the board first, starting the game with a 6-0 run. Evansville answered right back though, tying it, 6-6, and then again, 8-8, on a layup by Collins and jumper by Blair, respectively.

The Jays used a spurt to take a four-point lead, 13-9, with 8:28 remaining, but Liles’ layup and Jordan Lewis’ three regained the lead for UE, 14-13, with 4:04 to go after a cold spell on both ends of the floor. Creighton answered right back with a 6-0 run, but Gillum’s three with 55 seconds on the clock sent the Aces into the locker room trailing by just two, 21-19.

After UE shot 32.0 percent (8-25) and CU 27.6 percent (8-29) in the first half, both squads went 0-for-3 out of the break with the Jays’ Sarah Nelson breaking the standstill with a layup at the 17:45 mark. However, Evansville called back the next trip down the floor as Liles drained a trey, followed by Collins’ made layup and free throw. Heck capped the 8-0 run with a layup after Blair grabbed an offensive board and dished it to the junior on the low block, giving UE their largest lead of the game, 27-23, with 16:53 remaining.

However, the seesawing battle continued as the lead changed hands five times in the next seven minutes of play with Creighton taking the lead 39-38 after Ally Jensen hit a three with 8:09 to go. The Jays expanded their lead to five points, just under the six minute mark, but Evansville outscored CU, 10-2 in the final 5:30 of play for the upset.

In the game, the Aces shot 38.0 percent (19-50) from the field, 29.4 percent (5-17) from three, and 41.7 percent (5-12) from the line, while Creighton struggled, shooting 30.5 percent (18-59) from the floor, 19.0 percent (4-21) from behind the arc, but went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe.

Nelson was the only Jay to reach double figures, leading Creighton with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The Aces are back in action Sunday when they host Drake at 1:00 p.m. CT for the 10th annual Hoops For The Cure Game. Tickets will be discounted to $5.00, with half of the ticket proceeds going to Susan G. Komen For The Cure to aid in breast cancer research. T-shirts will be available for $10 and tons of great prizes will be auctioned off with all proceeds being donated to the foundation.

The Lady Aces will trade in their normal home white jerseys for ones with a pink twist, while fans are also highly encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause.

Tickets for the 2012 Hoops For The Cure game can be purchased at the UE Carson Center Ticket Office, by phone at (812) 488-ACES, or on

The game will also be broadcasted on ESPN 3.


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