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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

* Flush Flash Corrections

Flush Flash Correction:  In our great anticipation of these events, we have listed Phi Mu’s Pancake Breakfast and Black Student Union Open Mic Night both a month early in the Flush Flash.  The actual date of the Pancake Breakfast is March 24, while the BSU Open Mic Night will be held March 27.

* Ash Wednesday is Today

Ash Wednesday is today and will be observed on campus and in Neu Chapel. Receive ‎"Ashes to Go" at noon on the Sesquicentennial Oval, Ridgway University Center at 12:30 p.m., and Carson Center at 1:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent and you are invited to be imposed upon, remembering your mortality, but believing the Gospel. Repent!

An Ash Wednesday service will take place in Neu Chapel at 9:00 p.m. with the Imposition of Ashes; Student Chaplain Nick Joyner will preach. All are invited.

* 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.


What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass with Distribution of Ashes at 5:00 Today

Most Rev. Charles Thompson, Bishop of Evansville, will preside at today's Ash Wednesday Mass in Neu Chapel at 5:00 p.m. Ashes will be blessed and distributed to mark the beginning of the Lenten season. Everyone is welcome to attend! There will be NO 9:30 p.m. Catholic Mass tonight.

* 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!


* 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

* Get Ready for Spring Break with Sodexo's Sand Castle Competition!

Get your friends together and join campus dining for a Sand Castle Building Competition on Tuesday, February 28!The competition is open to the first 5 individuals or teams to sign up. Teams may include from 1-3 people. Castles will be built in kiddie pools and sand and forms will be provided. Winning castles will be voted on in the dining hall and prizes will be awarded to the winning team. To participate, sign up at the dine-in register by Monday, February 27. For questions or more information, email Lindsey Mitchell at


* Chi Omega's Girls Night Out

Many young women are the victims of dating violence, and some may not even know it. The members of Chi Omega are partnering with their local philanthropy, Albion Bacon Fellows Center on Wednesday, February 29 to bring awareness about this issue. All students, especially women are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend, and educate yourself about healthy relationships. The speaker starts at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

* 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).

* 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.

* 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.

* Dodgeball!!!

The freshman council will be hosting a Dodgeball Tournament on February 29 in celebration of Leap Day. This event will be open to all students not just the freshman. The Dodgeball Tournament will start at 5 p.m. and go until around 8 p.m. It will take place in Carson Center, and there will be awards for the winning team.

To start a team here is what you have to do. Email a team name and the name of the team captain to by February 27. Then you just have to make a team of 5 or 6 people to play with. Then just show up ready to play some awesome dodgeball on February 29 with your team.

If you have any other question email

* 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

* 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.



Info You Should Know

* Lost Phone

If anyone has seen a BlackBerry Curve with a transparent phone cover, please email

* Call for Nominations/Applications for Global Scholars

This is a call for nominations/applications of UE faculty to serve as a UE Global Scholar for the 2012-13 academic year.  It is anticipated that up to five appointments will be made.  Global Scholars will engage in scholarship, travel and/or research activities related to the impact of globalization on our learning environment.  Global Scholars will receive a $2,000 stipend and a professional development budget of $3,000 for expenses, e.g., materials, books, travel, workshop registration, etc.  In addition, funds will be available to the Global Scholar’s department to provide a one-course release during the academic year.  It is expected that Global Scholar activities will have an impact on the global awareness and understanding of our learning community through curriculum or co-curricular activities.  We will value both research and pedagogical advancement in the proposed projects.  Projects that impact both of these elements will be given stronger consideration.  An evaluation form and narrative report detailing activities will be required on or before June 29, 2013.

Nominations/Applications should be made to the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 260.  Deadline for full consideration is March 19, 2012.  Electronic submissions may be sent to Dan Miller, Executive Director, Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana at  Materials in support of the candidate should include information that supports the candidate’s appointment and a description of activities proposed by the nominee/applicant, not to exceed one page.  Materials will be reviewed by the Institute and Dr. Steve Standifird, Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Council of Deans. Please provide your dean a copy of your submission.  Appointments will be announced by March 30, 2012.


* 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.

* 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.




* Miranda Stinson, Danielle Weeks, and Lacey Conley

Creative writing majors Miranda Stinson, Danielle Weeks, and Lacey Conley will have their creative work recognized at the 2012 Southern Literary Festival Student Writing Contest. Danielle's poem "The Fire Dancers" won honorable mention, Miranda's poem "Renovation" won first place, and Lacey's essay "The Way the Catwalks" won first place in the creative nonfiction category.  All the students have been invited to participate in a public reading at the festival with the other winners. 

* Peter Rosen

Congratulations to Peter Rosen, UE associate professor of management information systems, whose recent research was featured in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal! 

Rosen's study, co-authored with colleagues at Northern Illinois University and Auburn University, examines the use of Facebook as a tool to predict academic success and job performance. It was published this month in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 

Read The Wall Street Journal's article here:


* 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.   



* Late Run Gives Creighton 93-92 Overtime Over Evansville

Junior Colt Ryan and senior Denver Holmes had career-highs, but a late run by Creighton helped them take a 93-92 win over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Tuesday evening at the CenturyLink Center.

Ryan hit 17-of-24 shots en route to 43 points for the Aces (14-14, 8-9 MVC) while Holmes knocked down 8-of-9 shots to score 25.  Doug McDermott and Antoine Young led Creighton (24-5, 13-4 MVC) with 21 apiece.

Three-pointers were falling in the opening minutes as Jahenns Manigat opened up with one in the first possession of the game before Denver Holmes responded with one of his own.  Following a Bluejay turnover, Colt Ryan got on the board with a three of his own to give UE its first lead of the game.

A Jaylon Moore putback along with a Ryan Sawvell dunk helped Evansville open up a 10-5 advantage.  Creighton got back within a possession before a 6-0 stretch helped UE open up its largest lead of seven points (19-12) as Ned Cox capped off the run with a jumper at the 12 minute mark.  Defense was once again the key for UE.  Despite allowing Creighton to hit five of its first six shots, Evansville turned five early turnovers into seven points.

Holmes helped the Aces continue to add to their lead in the half, beginning the game 5-for-5 including a perfect 3-3 start from three-point range as UE jumped out to a 26-17 advantage.  Following a quick 5-0 run by the Bluejays, Holmes responded with yet another trey to end the run.

The No. 3 three-point shooting team in the country continued its barrage from long range, connecting on six of its first nine treys, including one by Avery Dingman, who gave CU its first lead since the early going as his three put the Bluejays on top, 32-31, with four minutes left in the half.

Creighton would continue to utilize the long ball, draining seven in the opening stanza on its way to a 39-33 lead.  Dingman scored nine in the period, all threes.  Thus far in his freshman season, he has scored more than nine on just two occasions.  A pair of Antoine Young free throws with 1:23 remaining capped off a 17-4 run.

As was the case all game long, UE refused to give up in the final minute, scoring the final seven points of the half to take a 40-39 lead into halftime.  Ryan scored the last five points, including a three at the buzzer to give UE the lead.

Using the momentum gained from its late run, the Aces scorched the nets to begin the second half.  Evansville hit its first four shots, extending its run to a 17-2 stretch as Ryan capped it off with his third trey of the contest to make it 50-41.  Creighton turned the ball over four times over the first two minutes of the latter period.

Less than two minutes later, Kenneth Harris sank one out of two free throws to give UE its firs double-digit lead at 53-43.  Dingman kept his career-outing going, knocking down his fourth trey to cut the deficit back to seven.

Ryan kept up the intensity on the offensive end, connecting on 11 of his opening 15 shots to give UE a 14-point edge (60-46).  His 28th point came with 14:08 left as he capped off a 7-0 stretch.  The Bluejays began to chip into the deficit at that point, scoring the next five points to get back within nine points.

After UE matched its largest lead of 14 points on Holmes’ fourth three-pointer give UE a 71-57 lead, Creighton went on another run, scoring 11 of the next 13 points as the Aces’ lead was cut to just five points.  Young had four points in the stretch as the momentum once again swung the Jays way.  Holmes struck once again, hitting a pair of free throws to end the run. 

Doug McDermott, who struggled for most of the night, hit a layup with less than three minutes remaining to get CU back within four at 79-75 before Ryan tied his career mark, notching his 39th point.  Cox hit two free throws with two minutes left to make it a seven-point game before McDermott hit his first three to make the UE lead four points once again.

Following a shotclock violation by the Aces, Gregory Echenique scored just his second bucket on a put-back to make it a 2-point game.  With under 20 seconds remaining, the Aces committed their second shotclock violation in as many possessions, giving CU the ball with the chance for the last shot.  A wilt tip at the buzzer tied it up and sent the game to overtime.  The Bluejays finished regulation on a 26-12 run.

Young gave the Bluejays their first lead since the first half, beating the clock with a teardrop shot before Troy Taylor tied it back up with a layup, ending a 5-minute field goal drought.  In the last minute of play, a Ryan bucket gave UE a 92-91 lead before Josh Jones hit the game-winner with 23 seconds left.  A long UE shot fell short at the buzzer.

Both teams shot lights out as UE shot 58.9% and Creighton shot 56.9%.  The rebounding battle finished tied at 27-27.

On Saturday, the Aces return home for the final game of the regular season as Missouri State comes to town.  Tip is set for 1:05 p.m. at the Ford Center as seniors Kenneth Harris, Denver Holmes, Matt Peeler and Brandon Williams will be honored.


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