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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What's Happening Today

* 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.

* I-House England

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.

* 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!


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.


* R&B Musician Chinua Hawk

The Student Activities Board is hosting Chinua Hawk on March 30 at 9 p.m. in Rademacher’s Lounge! Chinua has performed with Celine Dion, written songs with Wyclef Jean and worked in the studio with Kanye West and Talib Kweli. For more information, check out!

* 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.

* Car Talk!

Own a car? Thinking about buying one? Then come to Car Talk, a Define Your Life event, on Saturday, April 9, 2-4 p.m., at the Hale basketball court. Hosted by the Hale and Morton/Brentano staff, Car Talk is designed to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about cars!  Car salesmen and other knowledgeable professionals will be passing out knowledge.  Car Talk is free and sure to be fun and informative for everyone!  Participants will learn about changing, inflating, and caring for tires, and measuring air pressure. They will learn when and why to rotate tires, changing oil and oil filters, changing batteries, and how to jump start a car. They will learn about head lights, spark plugs, fuses, antifreeze, replacing wiper blades and fluid. They will be informed about insurance, buying/selling/financing/leasing a car and related expenses, how to not get swindled, emergency preparedness kits, campus services for drivers, local car shops/dealers, and more.


Info You Should Know

* Need Campus Envelopes?

Need campus envelopes? Central Receiving has a limited supply of the following envelopes available for “Campus Mail” use only.  These envelopes are $1 per bundle of 100 envelopes.  Since the available supply of these envelopes is small and in an attempt to evenly distribute these envelopes to as many areas as possible, we will be limiting orders to one bundle of each size for the next several weeks.  To request a bundle of each size, send an email with your account number to

6”x9”               100/bundle    $1/bundle
9”x12”             100/bundle    $1/bundle

* 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, Assistant. Coach Mariel Arata at, 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

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).

* Staff Recognition Dinner

Each staff employee and his or her guest are invited to attend the Staff Recognition Dinner at the Log Inn on Monday, April 25.  The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m.  Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards, and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of The Year Award. Invitations will be sent to staff employees via UE campus mail during the first week of April.  Please contact Human Resources at extension 2943 if you have any questions.


* Volunteers Needed for Sunset Concert

Student Activities Boad is looking for volunteers for its annual Sunset Concert.  Sunset Concert will be on the East Terrace Lawn (rain location will be the large gym) and will feature Augustana!  Volunteers are needed from noon-11 p.m. for various jobs including set-up, security, and more.  All volunteers will be guaranteed a free shirt.  If you are interested please email


* 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.

* Marvin E Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends, and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig announce the application process for the Marvin E Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded each year to a rising sophomore student with demonstrated financial need, as shown by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Preference will be given to a student who works while being enrolled full-time.

Applications will be disbursed via UE email in early April to all rising sophomores, who have earned at least 30 credit hours.  Applications should be returned to the University of Evansville Office of Financial Aid by June 1, with decision announced by Aug.1.

Send any questions to JoAnn Laugel, Director of Financial Aid, at or call (812) 488-2364.

This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Marvin E Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville Chapter of the American Institute for Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974 Dr. Hartig was appointed dean of academic services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years. 



* Aces Shut Out USI

The University of Evansville proved to be the better college baseball club in the city of Evansville Tuesday night at Braun Stadium, as the Aces shut out cross-town rival University of Southern Indiana, 3-0. Freshman Ryan Billo earned his first career win on the mound, throwing six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits, no walks, and striking out one.

With the victory, UE now stands with a 12-8 record, while USI fell to 14-6 on the season.

All three runs of the contest with scored in the first inning off USI starter Josh Schultze. Sophomore Eric Stamets led off Evansville’s first at-bats with a single through the left side and senior Greg Wallace reached and advanced to second on a throwing error off an infield dribbler. With runners on second and third, senior Cody Fick put the Aces up 2-0 with another single through the left side. Senior Ryan Oesterle was robbed of a double when USI centerfielder Justin Blinn laid out for a ball running back to the wall and made the catch, but Fick tagged on the play, scoring UE’s third run, and last run of the game for both parties.

Spectacular defense by the Aces, especially on the right side of the infield by Fick at first and Trentt Copeland at second base allowed the UE pitching staff some leeway, as Billo to cruised through six innings unharmed. Freshman Sam Bohon came out of the bullpen in the seventh and made it to the eighth before walking two batters and being relieved by freshman Peter Spear. Spear earned his first career save as he recorded the final two outs of the eighth and closed the ninth, preserving the win.

The squads combined for just nine hits, with UE recording five and USI four. With two pitchers coming out of each bullpen, no relief pitcher gave up a hit in what became a classic pitcher’s duel after the first inning.
Stamets led the Aces with two hits and a run scored, while Wallace, Fick, and senior Nate Smith tallied UE’s other three hits of the game.

The Aces are right back on the diamond tomorrow when they travel to take on Saint Louis University at 3 p.m.

* Griffin and Maggie Wood Lead Aces at Butler Invitational

The brother/sister golfing combo of Griffin and Maggie Wood led the University of Evansville Tuesday through the final round of the Butler Spring Invitational at Prestwick Country Club.

Griffin, a junior, finished in a fifth place tie in the field of 79 men by shooting 73 for the second consecutive day to finish at 2-over-par 146.  Maggie, a senior, followed Monday's 89 with an 80 on Tuesday to finish in 18th place in the field of 55 in the women's tournament.

Coach Jim Hamilton's men finished in an eighth place tie out of 13 teams, shooting 621 as a team.  Purdue won the team title at 578.  Hamilton's women tied for eighth with a team score of 700.  Host Butler won the women's tournament with a team score of 648.

1. Purdue 578; T2. IUPUI, Loyola 598; T4. Dayton, SIU Edwardsville 601; 6. Detroit Mercy 605; 7. Cleveland State 613; T8. Evansville, Wright State 621; 10. Butler 624; 11. Valparaiso 625; 12. Youngstown State 630; 13. Robert Morris 636.
EVANSVILLE SCORES: T5. Griffin Wood 73-73=146; T29. Andrew Luo 79-74=153; T49. Michael Sainz 77-82=159; *T57. Tim Simmons 76-85=161; *T65. Neal Millay 79-85=164; T68. Parker Hensley 81-84=165; T70. Sam Cobb 84-82=166; *T76 Josiah Ashba 91-81=172.  *played as individual
Medalist: William Sjaichudin, Purdue, 66-70=136 (-8)

1. Butler 648; 2. IUPUI 654; 3. Loyola 657; 4. Dayton 666; 5. Robert Morris 674; 6. Cleveland State 678; 7. Valparaiso 679; T8. Evansville, IPFW 700.
EVANSVILLE SCORES: T18. Maggie Wood 89-80=169; 26. Sydney Skiles 89-83=172; T27. Lauren Ellerman 86-87=173; T50. Alyssa Key 98-93=191; T50. Chelsea Zusan 103-88=191; *53. Grace Abitz 108-94=202. *played as individual.
Medalist:  Michele Nash, Butler, 73-74=147 (+5)

* UE Softball Hosts Murray State

The University of Evansville softball team looks to snap a four-game losing streak with a non-conference doubleheader against visiting Murray State Wednesday at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 3:p.m.

The Aces (6-21, 1-5) are coming off three losses to Northern Iowa in last weekend's Missouri Valley Conference series. Prior to the Valley matchup, the Aces split with Southeast Missouri State in a midweek doubleheader, posting a 4-2 extra-inning win before dropping the nightcap 9-0.

Senior Jen Stahlhut turned in a .466 batting average over the Aces? five games last week. The senior outfielder recorded at least one hit in four of her five appearances, tallying seven total hits and two runs batted in. Stahlhut led the Aces with a 3-for-4 performance in Wednesday?s win at SEMO, posting a single and a pair of doubles in her third three-hit game this season. Ranked 12th in the Valley, Stahlhut now owns a team-high .333 season batting average.

Evansville is currently ranked number one in the MVC with 11 double plays turned this season. Sophomore Alicia Betancur and junior Amy Gaertner rank first and second, respectively, for fielding double plays. Betancur leads the conference with nine double plays fielded while Gaertner has turned seven so far this season.

In the circle, freshman Taylor Perry tossed a season-high six strikeouts in her first complete-game appearance on Sunday against Northern Iowa. On the season, Perry has fanned a total of 23 batters and is averaging a team-best 4.60 strikeouts per game.

Scouting the Racers
Murray State Racers (6-17, 2-8 Ohio Valley) In its second season as a program, Murray State carries a 6-17 overall record into Wednesday?s doubleheader against the Aces. The two teams met three times last season, with Evansville leading the all-time series 2-1.

Offensively, Murray State is hitting .232 at the plate with 20 team home runs so far this season. Lauren Buch is the offensive charge of the Racer lineup, leading the team in almost every offensive category. Buch owns a .446 batting average with six doubles, eight home runs and 21 runs batted in. The Racers are also led by Megan Glosser and Jenna Bradley. Glosser is batting .304 at the plate and is 9-for-10 in stolen bases. Bradley is hitting .242 and ranks second on the team with seven home runs and 16 RBI.

The Racers pitching staff owns a 6.15 earned run average with Chelsey Sullivan and Shelby Kosmecki sharing a majority of the innings in the circle. Sullivan leads the five-member staff with a 5.01 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 57.1 innings of work while Kosmecki is close behind with a 5.49 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 51.0 innings.


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