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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music - UE Wind Ensemble Performs

The UE Wind Ensemble will perform in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.  Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in a program of works by modern composers, including William Schuman, Bob Margolis, Scott Boerma, and Steven Bryant.  The highlight of the evening will be the ensemble’s performance of David R. Gillingham’s Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Wind Ensemble with the Department’s Harlaxton Quintet (Shauna Thompson, flute; Elizabeth Robertson, oboe; Thomas Josenhans, clarinet; Edwin Lacy, bassoon; and Jonas Thoms, French horn) performing the solo parts.  The concert is free and open to the public.

UE students and sopranos Melanie Bacaling and Alyssa Brooks will present a joint Junior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday, February 25, at 4:00 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

* Enjoy Homecooked Meal Today and Help Relay for Life

Are you craving a home-cooked meal? Today -Tuesday, February 21 - from 5-7 p.m. at Methodist Temple, Colleges against Cancer-Relay for Life will provide a meal for only $5. All proceeds go to the event on March 31. Please bring your friends and enjoy a cheap but very yummy meal for such a good cause! Any questions, contact

* 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. 


Upcoming Events

* Deadline to Enter Undergraduate Math Competition Is Thursday, February 23

The University of Evansville Undergraduate Mathematics Competition is scheduled for Saturday Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon in Room 307, Koch Center.  The event will begin with refreshments at 9:30 a.m., followed by orientation for the competition at 10:00 a.m. This event is sponsored by Kappa Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society, and is open to all undergraduate students at UE.

Solutions will be graded on the basis of correctness, completeness, and clarity of exposition.  Questions must be answered without using any computer, calculator, or table. The first, second, and third place winners will receive monetary awards, and will be guests of KME at the annual initiation and banquet on Thursday, March 22, at 6 p. m.  Every participant will receive a certificate and is invited to be a guest of Kappa Mu Epsilon for an off-campus lunch after the competition.

If you would like to participate in this competition please contact  Professor of Mathematics Mohammad K. Azarian at by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 23.

* Black Student Union Jeopardy Night

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Student Union will be hosting Black History Month Jeopardy on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The winning team gets a gift card. Teams should be at a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4. 

* Farewell Reception for Mary Wahl

Please join us for a Farewell Reception in honor of Mary Wahl, as we wish her well in her future endeavors. She has worked in the Office of the Registrar since June 2003. The reception will be held on Friday, February 24 from 1-3 p.m. in the Office of the Registrar (Room 106 in Olmsted).

* Family Weekend 2012 Set for September 28, 29 and 30

The dates for Family Weekend 2012 have been set for September 28, 29, and 30.  Put Family Weekend on your calendar!  More information will follow soon. Questions or suggestions?  Please contact

* I-House: Spain

Join us this week for I-House: Spain, with Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Desiree Ramirez Urbaneja and student Maria Guilloto-Ramos. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this beautiful European country, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. See you there!


* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel on Ash Wednesday

To commemorate the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 22, Mass with imposition of ashes will be celebrated with Bishop Charles C. Thompson presiding, in Neu Chapel at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is invited for the beginning to this holy season in preparation for Easter. There will be no 9:30 p.m. Catholic Mass this Wednesday.

* AIFS Study Abroad Programs

A representative from AIFS, a UE-approved study abroad program provider, will be on campus Wednesday, February 22. Students interested in AIFS programs may stop by a table in Ridgway University Center between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or contact the Office of Study Abroad at

* Caves, Chocolate, and Christianity: Maya Archaeology in Belize

On Thursday, February 23, visiting archaeologist Ben Thomas will present "Caves, Chocolate, and Christianity: Maya Archaeology in Belize," based on his field experience in Central American jungles and swamps.

Thomas will speak at 7:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. His free, public presentation is sponsored by UE’s Department of Archaeology and Art History.

Thomas holds a PhD in Mesoamerican archaeology from Boston University — a degree he received after several years of fieldwork in Belize and Guatemala. Currently, he is the director of programs for the Archaeological Institute of America and an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he teaches archaeology courses in the liberal arts program.

For more information, please contact the Department of Archaeology and Art History at 812-488-2165.

* Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend Date Set: November 2–4

The dates for Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend have been set for November 2–4. Plans for several reunions are getting underway. Any department or organization interested in holding an event during Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend should contact


Info You Should Know

* Attention UE Cardholders

The February Pcard Cycle began on January 24 and ends on February 21. Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of February 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope. GL will upload on February 28.

* 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

* Cultural Engagement I-Pals Applications

Students are welcome to apply for the I-Pals Program. This program is set in place to promote friendship by matching International students with American students. This program provides students with a new perspective on cultures different from their own. Applications for I-Pals Program are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services in Ridgway University Center, Room 220, at the back of the Student Life Center. Please contact Angellina Kyazike at  with any questions.


* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office, Graves Hall, 304. Your interview will be scheduled when the application and professional education portfolio (live text or hard copy) are submitted. The deadline for submission is March 12.  Scheduled interviews will be conducted on March 19, 20, 21. Please note:  you must meet the following requirements to apply: 1) a passing score on all three praxis 1 tests or passing ACT/SAT scores, 2) overall GPA 2.8 or better, 3) grade C or better in EDUC 100, 200, 320 or currently enrolled.

Please contact the School of Education office or your advisor if you have any questions.

* Sexual Misconduct Education for UE Employees

Last week, all UE employees were assigned the following sexual misconduct education modules:
·         Sexual Harassment – Higher Education Version
·         Sexual Abuse Awareness Training: Creating a Safe Campus for Young People

If you haven’t done so already, please log on to with the following user ID and password to complete both modules:
User ID:  your UE e-mail address
Password:  aces

We request that you complete these modules by no later than March 7.

If you have any problems accessing the site or completing the modules, please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.



* Walayet A. Khan

Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, and Joao Paulo Vieito, Polytechnic Institute of Vienna do Costello, Portugal, published a paper titled, “Stock Exchange Mergers and Weak form of Market Efficiency: The Case of Euronext Lisbon” in the most recent issue of International Review of Economics and Finance.   



* UE Softball Season Starts with a Sweep

The University of Evansville softball team opened the 2012 season with a pair of wins over Alcorn State today. The Aces' offense exploded for a 13-0 (6) run-rule victory in game one before turning around to take the nightcap by a score of 10-1  (5). Junior transfer Sarah Patterson grabbed the complete-game shutout in the first game, allowing just one hit and picking up seven strikeouts as she notched her first career victory as a Purple Aces. Junior Kendall Kautz was equally as impressive in game two, going the distance while scattering five hits and three strikeouts as the Aces secured the sweep.

The Aces (2-0) will return to action this weekend as they host UMKC, Detroit and Butler in a round robin invitational at Cooper Stadium. UE’s first game is slated for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Detroit.

Game 1: UE 13, Alcorn State 0 (6 innings) Starting out scoreless through the first three innings, the Aces soon exploded for 13 runs in the final three innings to post a run-rule victory in game one. Senior Amy Gaertner scored the first run of the season, crossing the plate on a double by Kautz after reaching base on an infield error. Kautz moved to third on another Alcorn State error before junior Halie Malone hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to bring in the second run of the inning.

With the 2-0 lead, junior Tamara Robey led off the fifth inning with a walk before a double by junior Alicia Betancur advanced her home. The Aces went on to score three more runs before the inning ended, two of which came in off a single by freshman Kayla Fortner.

The Aces didn’t stop at a 6-0 lead, but instead went on to erupt with a seven-run sixth inning, putting up seven hits as they batted once through the lineup. Sophomore Niki Rahming led off with a single to left field before Robey followed with a double to put runners at third and second. Freshman Victoria Dellorto came through with a single through the left side, scoring Rahming and Robey. Back-to-back singles by Betancur and Gaertner loaded the bases for the Aces before a pair of consecutive walks pushed two more runs across the plate. Gaertner came home on a passed ball to increase UE’s lead to 10-0 and force an Alcorn State pitching change. Sophomore Kacey Rogers and Dellorto tacked on two more singles to bring in the final two runs of the game.

Patterson (1-0) earned the win on the mound, throwing all six innings of the shutout.

Game 2: UE 10, Alcorn State 1 (5)
In the nightcap, the Aces’ offense picked up right where they left off in game one, jumping out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning.  Fortner hit a single up the middle to spark a two-out rally. Junior Halie Malone followed with a triple to right field to score Fortner before coming home herself off a single by Niki Rahming.

In the top of the third, Kautz tacked on another run to the lead with her second double of the day, scoring Gaertner who had led off the inning with a walk.

In the bottom of the third, Alcorn State answered with it’s only run of the day, stringing together a pair of singles to score pinch runner Ayana Allen with two outs on the board. The Aces were able to hold the Braves to one run, though, as a fly out to Gaertner at short closed the inning. 

Leading 3-1 at the top of the fourth inning, Dellorto and Gaertner used back-to-back singles and a pair of stolen bases to put two runners in scoring position. A passed ball allowed Dellorto to score before a hit by pitch and a loaded the bases again. Betancur then belted a double to bring in all three baserunners, pushing the score to 7-1. Fortner followed with a two-out single to bring in Betancur before the inning ended with the Aces leading 8-1.

Niki Rahming bunted for a single to lead off the top of the fifth before Alcorn State walked Dellorto to put two runners on. Gaertner came through with a two-run single, bringing in Dellorto and Rahming to count as the final two runs of the game.

Kautz pitched all five innings for the Aces to take the win, allowing five hits and three strikeouts in 19 batters faced. 

* Evansville Heads To Omaha To Face Creighton

Evansville will look for its second ever season sweep of Creighton when the two schools tangle in Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball action on Tuesday evening in Omaha, Neb.

The game is set to be televised by the MVC Network.  Due to the New Orleans Hornets at Indiana Pacers game on FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Indiana Plus will clear the telecast in Evansville (Insight Channel 2 and WOW Channel 7), Fort Wayne (Comcast Channel 9), Indianapolis (Bright House Channel 81 and Comcast Channel 81), Newburgh (Time-Warner Channel 23) and Terre Haute (Time-Warner Channel 13).

Evansville made it two in a row and a perfect 3-for-3 all-time against Western Illinois as the Aces grabbed a 68-45 victory over the Leathernecks on Saturday.  Colt Ryan led all players with 20 points and eight assists while Denver Holmes notched 15.  The Aces got the job done on the defensive end, forcing 23 WIU turnovers while holding them to just 14 points in the first half.  That marked the lowest output by any UE opponent in a half this season.

The February 18th game against Western Illinois marked the ninth season that the Aces have participated in the BracketBusters competition and have posted a 4-5 record over that span.  UE has faced schools in the OVC (Eastern Illinois, Murray State, UT-Martin), MAC (Miami OH, Central Michigan), Horizon (Loyola, UIC) and Southern Conference (Samford).  The Aces and Leathernecks have squared off twice prior to this season, with UE winning both ends of a home-and-home series in 2004 and ‘05.

In the three games prior to the contest against UNI, Colt Ryan averaged just 11.3 PPG after posting an average of over 20.0 over the remainder of the season.  That has all changed as Ryan has scored 20 points in each of the last two contests against UNI and Western Illinois.  Ryan has also spread the ball around, averaging eight assists in those contests.

Creighton is receiving votes in both polls on the strength of their 23-5 mark.  They are the most accurate shooting team in the country, hitting 51.1% of their shots and are the third-best three-point shooting team (42.8%).  The Bluejays are also extremely unselfish, averaging 18.3 assists per game, third in the NCAA.  Sophomore Doug McDermott leads the way for CU with 23.2 points per game, third in the country while shooting 61.7% on the season.  Last time out, McDermott recorded 36 points as the Bluejays won their Bracketbusters game against Long Beach State by a final of 81-79.  Antoine Young hit the game-winner for Creighton with just 0.3 seconds left in the game.

Just two weeks ago, Evansville and Creighton met at the Ford Center as the Aces halted a six-game skid against the Bluejays, taking a 65-57 win over the No. 15 team in the nation at the time.  Kenneth Harris had 15 points while Colt Ryan finished the game with 14.  UE led by double figures in the opening stanza before Creighton rallied to lead by seven points in the second half.  The difference came in the final minutes as UE wrapped up the game on a 13-1 run to take the win.  Evansville held Creighton to season lows in scoring and three-point percentage.

Junior Lewis Jones has averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest, but when is scoring touch is hitting on all cylinders, the Aces are too.  In games where Jones has recorded eight or more point, Evansville is 8-1.  The one loss was a 1-point defeat at Southern Illinois.  His top effort of the season came at Missouri State where he recorded a career-high 24 points while hitting 9-of-14 shots.  In UE’s 14 wins, Jones has averaged 7.6 PPG while hitting 58.1% of his shots.  Jones’ production has gone down in the 13 losses for the Aces as he has scored an average of just 3.2 PPG while shooting 24.6%.

On Saturday, Evansville will wrap up the regular season, playing host to Missouri State at the Ford Center beginning at 1:05 p.m.  The four seniors on the Aces will be honored at the game.


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