University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Thursday, February 16, 2012

* Campus Update by President Tom Kazee

Please join President Kazee TODAY at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall. He will share the latest information on the strategic plan, the budget, and other topics of University-wide interest. The meeting will include a presentation regarding the University Facilities Master Plan.

* Happy 158th Birthday UE!

Founders Day Facts:  In February of 1854, John Collins Moore founded Moores Hill Male and Female Institute, what we now know as UE.  The citizens of Evansville raised the necessary funds to move the College to Evansville and our chartering as Evansville College occurred in February 1919.  Then in February 1967 we officially became the University of Evansville.  Happy 158 UE!

Everyone’s invited for Purple Birthday Cake in honor of UE’s 158th on Friday, February 17, at 12:45 p.m. in the lobby of the Ridgway University Center.

Congratulations to the following UE Alumni Association Awards recipients who will be honored at the Founders Day luncheon on Sunday, February 19:
R. Edward Coleman ’65, professor of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine – Distinguished Alumnus Award
Craig Bryan ’01, Associate Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah – Young Alumnus Award
Patrice and Richard Schroeder – Samuel Orr Honorary Alumni Award


What's Happening Today

* 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 Schroeder Family School of Business Administrat. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Guy Goodness ( for more details.


* Students of AMF Meeting

Student of AMF will be having their February meeting this Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center's Conference Room. Please feel free to invite a friend and you're more than welcome to bring your dinner with you! It will be a fairly short meeting as we'll be talking about our service project for this semester. For more information contact Alex Jackson at

* Attention Once and Future Harlaxton Students

A reception will be held Thursday, February 16 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Dunigan lounge, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Dr. J. Gordon Kingsley, principal of Harlaxton College and Suzanne Kingsley, director of Planning and Design at Harlaxton, will be there to welcome future Harlaxton students and to greet old friends.


Upcoming Events

* UE Hosting Engineering, Computer Science Workshop for Girls in Grades 4-8

The newly formed Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) is currently accepting registration for The Beauty of Engineering, a half-day workshop for girls in grades four through eight.

The workshop will take place Saturday, March 10 on the University of Evansville campus. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the south lobby of the Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and the event will end at approximately 11:15 a.m. The cost is $6 per participant, and registration is open to individuals and organizations that wish to bring a group. 

The Beauty of Engineering is an opportunity for girls to learn about engineering and computer science by rotating through four stations, each staffed by female professionals in the fields.  Each station will feature a lesson and hands-on exercise such as circuitry, building and testing catapults, and online computer programming.

Pre-registration is required. Forms and information are available at the TWICE website,, under “Upcoming Events.” Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, March 2.

TWICE is made possible by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation in partnership with the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science. 

For more information, please call Tina Newman in UE’s College of Engineering and Computer Science at 812-488-2651.

* International Banquet Call Out Meeting

It’s that time of year again – the 35th annual International Banquet is just around the corner and the International Club needs YOUR help to make it a success! Join them Friday at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Moore Hall to learn about the fantastic food, performances, modeling, decorating, and advertising involved. See you there!


* AcesTV To Provide Free, Live Video Stream Of WUEV's "Jazz Cafe" On Friday

AcesTV, the student-run video production crew of the University of Evansville, has announced that it will provide a live, free video stream of 91.5 F.M.-WUEV’s “Jazz Café” on Friday, February 17 at 4 p.m. on the internet.  The stream can be accessed on AcesTV’s Ustream link (

During Friday’s “Jazz Café,” WUEV radio personality Paul Mattingly will host local musical guests Carl Rodenberg, Tommy Stillwell and Big Jon Rochner to talk about the upcoming Mardi Gras event at the Deerhead Sidewalk Café this Saturday, February 18.  Rodenberg, Stillwell and Rochner will also be playing live music in-studio during the “Jazz Café” visit.

The 25th annual Mardi Gras Party will take place at the Deerhead Sidewalk Café, 222 East Columbia Street in Evansville on Saturday, February 18 beginning at noon. 

The “Jazz Café” can be heard every Friday afternoon between 3 and 6 p.m. on 91.5 F.M.-WUEV, or on-line at both and on iTunes radio.

* Sig Ep A-Go-Go Set for Saturday

Sigma Phi Epsilon;s annual philanthropy, Sig Ep A-Go-Go, is set for this Saturday, February 18. The theme this year is "Sorry for Sig Ep Rocking", bringing you the latest club and dubstep mixes of today's pop culture. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. This event is a dance competition between various UE organizations to which all proceeds benefit the Youth Aids charity. Admission is $4 in advance or $5 at the door. (This event is also open to road trippers to whom admission is free.)

* Farewell Reception for Diane Austin and Kathy Overfield

Please join us for a Farewell Reception for Diane Austin, Office of Career Services, and Kathy Overfield, Office of Student Affairs, as we wish them well in their future endeavors. The reception will be held on Friday, February 17 from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of Student Life in Ridgway University Center.

* UE Bookstore Special Prices for Road Trip Weekend

Stop in the UE Bookstore this Friday afternoon or Saturday during Road Trip Weekend. They will have some special pricing on some items for this event. The UE Bookstore will be open Friday until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

* Housing Information Meetings

The time to sign up for housing for 2012-2013 is fast approaching Information meetings will be held at 4:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm on the following dates.

Tuesday February 21 in Koch 100
Wednesday February 22 in Koch 100
Thursday February 23 in Graves 100

Students who will be living on campus next year should plan to attend one of the meetings. The housing selection process will be discussed in detail. Students who will be studying abroad or not on campus for the fall semester do not need to attend a housing meeting. Information about the upcoming housing selection process can be found on the Residence Life website.  Students with questions can email or stop by the Office of Residence Life. 

* Resident Students Association Heads to 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.

* Dr. Heidi Strobel to Speak at Reitz Home

Associate Professor of Art History Heidi Strobel will discuss her research on the life and work of British textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845). Strobel focuses on late 18th century attitudes toward gender and class, and questions the concept of originality, particularly in relation to the decorative arts.

The lecture will be held in the Reitz Home Carriage House on Monday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members. This admission charge of $5 is reduced to $2.50 with a valid student ID

For more information, call (812) 426-1871, or go to

* Campus Community Invited - Book Discussion "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien

The University of Evansville Office of Veterans Affairs has joined forces with the University of Southern Indiana to participate in a Community Read conversation about “War and our Community.”  This semester long project will involve readings, discussions, and reflections on the issues facing returning veterans and their community.  As part of the project, the Community Read has chosen Tim O’Brien’s collection of short stories entitled “The Things They Carried.”  This award winning book reflects on the experiences of the Vietnam War and the challenges that veterans face upon their return.  The Community Read hopes that this collection will span discussions across the community and open up a wide ranging response to the concerns of returning veterans in our community.

For book discussion participants, the University of Evansville Office of Veterans Affairs is providing the first 40 people from the UE campus community (students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni, etc.) who respond to Cherie Leonhardt at by February 20 with a complimentary book! Honors Program students will receive .5 points to participate.

Discussions, lectures, and community events are planned throughout the city of Evansville including discussion groups organized through the UE Office of Veterans Affairs.  Further information about upcoming events is available at

UE book discussion participants will be invited to a special kick-off event (stay tuned for details) to learn more about the book, meet veterans, enjoy refreshments, and pick up their books.  Spring break is around the corner and a perfect time to read with us!  Email today.

* Survival of the Fittest: Strike Out Arthritis

The women of Alpha Omicron Pi will be hosting their annual Philanthropic event Survival of the Fittest: Strike Out Arthritis, a male beauty pagent with a focus on baseball, on Friday February 17 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets are on sale this week in Ridgway University Center for $4 or are $5 at the door. Roadtrippers get in for FREE! So, bring your roadtripper and come out for a wonderful show! 

* UE Theatre Production of The Cripple of Inishmaan Opens This Weekend

The UE Department of Theatre opens the play The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Academy Award-winner Martin McDonagh, Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre. Directed by R. Scott Lank, Professor of Theatre, the production continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. on February 18, 23, 24, and 25, and at 2 p.m. on February 19 and 26.

Based on actual events and set in 1934 off the coast of Ireland, the story begins as a Hollywood movie crew arrives on a neighboring island to film the documentary Man of Aran. This tidbit of exciting news sends several oddball villagers into a frenetic desire to escape the tedium of their impoverished daily lives by getting cast in the film. Critics agree McDonagh's true talent lies in the haunting way he imbues his stories with quirky characters, both satirizing and glorifying the Irish penchant for self-mythologizing and tall tales.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon the day of the performance they wish to attend. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (812) 488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.



Info You Should Know

* Mortar Board Applications Due March 1

Are you a junior in the top 35 percent of your class? Do you exemplify the ideas of scholarship, leadership, and service? Then you're perfect for Mortar Board, a prominent national honor society for college seniors that selects the best and brightest in their class. Mortar Board is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 class. Apply today by filling out the attached link and turning applications into the information desk at the Ridgway University Center by March 1. If you have any questions contact Kourtney Steen at

* Sodexo Customer Service Survey Open Now!

The Spring Sodexo Customer Service Survey is now available for all members of the UE community. Provide your feedback and receive a coupon for 50% off any tall beverage at Jazzman's! Access the survey at and use login 79404. The survey runs through 2/26 and is open to all UE students, faculty, and staff. For any questions about the survey, contact Lindsey Mitchell at

* Founders Day Is this Weekend

Please be advised that Founder’s Day is this weekend, February 19 and not February 26 as previously listed on the Administrative Schedule

* There's Still Time to Apply for Harlaxton College: Summer, Fall, Spring

The UE Study Abroad Office is still accepting Harlaxton College applications for the coming summer and academic year.  Remember to come see us before Spring Break!  See tips below.

Summer 2012:

The five-week summer session at Harlaxton still has openings for the following classes:

BIOL 399 Neurobiology
EXSS 488 Cardiac Rehabilitation: An International Perspective
HSA 406/505 Jurisprudence and Ethics in Health Care
HSA 499/599 The British and US Health Care Systems: A Comparative Study
MGT 331 International Business Strategy
REL 130 Christian Thought
THTR 110 Introduction to Theatre

Fall 2012:

It’s not too late to join the fall semester group.  The priority application deadline has been extended until March 15, meaning that any qualified UE student who applies by that date is guaranteed admission.  Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Spring 2013:

The priority application deadline for Spring 2013 is Friday March 2, so act before Spring Break to assure your spot!

Applications and full course information are available at the Study Abroad Office in Room 261, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Questions?  Contact us at or 488.1085. 



* Tiffany Griffith

Assistant Professor Tiffany Griffith and her co-author, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rhetoric and Composition Area Head Lisa McClure, presented a draft of their paper, "Everyone Is Contingent," at the Annual North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing.  The theme for this year's symposium was "A 'Non-Place' to Visit: Exploring the Employment Practices and Working Conditions that Affect Writing Instructors," and their paper explored the impact of professor and program contingency on writing programs, writing instruction, and students.


* Shemikah Colleton

Biology major Shemikah Colleton has had her summer research titled “Development and optimization of quantitative image analysis for hepatocyte BrdU labeling indices using NIS-Elements software” accepted by the Society of Toxicologic Pathology for its 2012 Scientific Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. 

* Colleen Dedalis

Colleen Dedalis is the recent winner of the $500 Integrity Scholarship from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars!  Colleen is a sophomore psychology major and sociology minor from Mesa, Arizona. The scholarship was a week long competition that awarded the best representation of multiple facets of integrity.  Colleen had to be creative and come up with a pictoral representation of integrity each day of the week. You can check out her photographs on the NSCS Facebook page! 



* Holmes' Buzzer Beater Lifts Aces To 63-62 Win Over UNI

Senior Denver Holmes hit a pair of three-pointers in the final 19 seconds, including one in the final second, to give the University of Evansville men’s basketball team a 63-62 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday evening at the Ford Center.

“It was a great play and a great pass,” Holmes said when talking about the game-winner.  “I had a little too much muscle on it, but it banked in.”

Holmes finished with 14 points on the night while Colt Ryan led all scorers with 20.  Lewis Jones notched ten for the Aces (13-13, 8-8 MVC), marking his first double-digit outing since hitting a career high of 24 in the win over Missouri State.  Northern Iowa fell to 17-11 and 7-9 in the MVC with the loss.

“This is tough in a way, I have a lot of respect for their (UNI’s) program, but I think we were due for something like this,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “I was taught a long time ago that good things come to those who work hard.  I am happy for our players; it was special seeing the looks on their faces after that one.”

Deon Mitchell got the Panthers on the board in the opening possession before Colt Ryan gave the Aces their first lead of the game just over three minutes in on a layup that made it 4-3.  Ryan’s bucket began a 7-0 run that gave UE a 9-4 edge with 15 minutes left in the half.

Evansville began to utilize the three-ball en route to a 17-8 advantage.    Ryan and Ned Cox connected on back-to-back treys.  Ryan also was successful on five of his first six attempts to notch 12 of UE’s opening 20 points.  Northern Iowa took its turn from long range, hitting two threes in a row to get back within a possession at 24-21 with 8:27 remaining in the opening period.

Just when it looked like the Aces were ready to pad their advantage, UNI went on a run.  Up 32-25, UE turned the ball over on an inbound play, which led to six-straight UNI points.  Lewis Jones ended the stretch with his bucket at the 2:42 mark.  Evansville reeled off the final four points of the half, going into the break up by a 36-31 tally while keeping Northern Iowa scoreless over the final 3:22 of the period.

Both squads shot 50% or better in the period while the Aces defense forced UNI into eight first-half turnovers.  Ryan was the only player in double figures in the stanza, notching 12, all coming in the opening nine minutes.

The Aces slowly extended their lead in the opening minutes of the latter half, finding themselves up by eight points (44-36) on a Cox jumper with 15:28 left.  An and-one by UNI quickly cut the deficit back to five. 

For the first time in the game, Evansville found itself up by double figures as Ryan’s second three-pointer with 13:20 left in the game gave the Aces a 49-39 edge.  UNI answered right back as Chip Rank became the first Panther to notch ten in the game, hitting a three just seconds later.  Rank’s bucket spurned a 7-0 run, which was capped off by consecutive putbacks, making it a 49-46 game inside of 12 minutes remaining in the contest.

Northern Iowa’s run turned into a 13-0 stretch that saw them retake the lead at 52-49.  The Panther defense forced UE to miss five shots in a row to go along with three turnovers.  Seth Tuttle notched six points in the run before Jones once again put the Aces back on the board with a bucket to make it 52-51 with 7:50 left.

The back-and-forth second half continued.  With Northern Iowa hanging onto a 55-53 edge with less than five minutes left, Ryan knocked down his third three-pointer to put UE back on top before Tuttle scored his seventh bucket to give the Panthers a 57-56 lead.   

The exciting contest came right down to the wire.  With 1:38 left, a Ryan Sawvell free throw cut the UNI lead to 59-57 and following two missed shots by the Panthers, Evansville got the ball back with 30 seconds remaining.  A three by Denver Holmes with 19 seconds left gave UE a 60-59 lead, but a trey by Johnny Moran with five seconds left saw the Panthers go back on top. 

With their backs against the wall, the Aces responded once again.  With less than a second left, Holmes hit his second three in the final 19 seconds, banking the ball in off of the backboard.  After reviewing the play, 0.5 seconds were put on the clock, but it did not make a difference as the Aces picked up the win.

Tuttle was the leading scorer for UNI with 16 points.  The freshman connected on 7-of-10 shots.  James had 13 while Rank notched ten. 

Western Illinois is up next for UE in its 2012 Sears Bracketbusters game.  The Leathernecks come to the Ford Center on Saturday evening for a 7:05 p.m. game.  Fans are reminded that some tickets may have originally been printed with the date being February 17th and those WILL be honored for the game.  Please call 812-488-ACES with any questions.


* Women's Swimming and Diving Ready for MVC Championships

The University of Evansville women’s swimming and diving team will travel to Carbondale, Ill., this weekend to close out the 2011-12 season at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, hosted by Southern Illinois. The first round of preliminary heats is set to begin Thursday morning. The meet will wrap up with the last round of final heats on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

In the Pre-Championship Poll, Evansville was picked to finished fourth, ahead of Northern Iowa. Defending champion Missouri State was picked as the unanimous favorite.

During the 2011-12 regular season, the Aces were awarded six Athlete of the Week selections, tying with Southern Illinois for the most selections on the year. Swimmers Alex Howard, Michelle Tipton and Caroline Lee each notched a weekly award while diver Sadie Wells racked up three Diver of the Week titles.

The Aces finished the regular season with a 5-6 overall record, including dual wins over Butler, Eastern Illinois and Vanderbilt.


Contribute to Purple Pulse
To have content considered for inclusion in Purple Pulse, please submit a Marketing Request Form. Deadline for submission to Purple Pulse is 10:00 a.m. on the requested date of publication. Only articles concerning UE related/sponsored activities will be accepted. Articles submitted to Purple Pulse may be edited for length and clarity. Submitter contact information is at the end of each article.

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

View Complete Issue