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Friday, February 24, 2012

* AcesTV to Offer Free Streaming of Saturday's Men's Basketball Game

AcesTV and the University of Evansville Athletic Department have announced that Saturday’s regular season finale for the Aces men’s basketball team will be streamed online free of charge.

AcesTV will be providing a free, live video stream of Saturday's "Senior Day" game between the University of Evansville men's basketball team and Missouri State.  The stream will begin at 12:45 pm and will include coverage of the senior post-game speeches.

To access the live streams, fans should visit the following website address:  www.gopurpleaces.com/showcase.  Once there, fans will see the UE-Missouri State game listed atop the list of games on the left-hand side of the screen, with a small "Free" button on the tab.  If fans click the tab, they should receive instant access to the stream.

PLEASE NOTE:  to receive a clear stream on-line, a solid internet connection is needed.  Saturday's stream will be offered at 796 kbps.  In order to receive the stream free of buffering or interruption, it is recommended to view the stream on an internet connection with at least 1.5 mbps download speed available.  The stream can be viewed with speeds less than 1.5 mbps, but stuttering may occur, especially when download speeds approach the stream's speed of 796 kbps.  To check the download speed available on your internet, please visit www.speakeasy.net/speedtest and select the "host city" closest to your location.

Fans are also reminded that AcesTV will hold a free stream for baseball and softball next month.  The baseball game on March 13th against UT-Martin and the softball doubleheader against Southeast Missouri State on March 15th will each be streamed free of charge, giving fans a preview of what AcesTV offers.

* 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.

What's Happening Today

* Farewell Reception TODAY 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 TODAY from 1-3 p.m. in the Office of the Registrar (Room 106 in Olmsted).

Upcoming Events

* Information Session of 2012 Summer Asian Program in Korea and Japan

Are you interested in exploring Asian history, culture, art, music, media, economy, and politics? UE offers a five-week summer Asian program in KOREA and JAPAN from June 21-July 26. Please attend the information session on Feb. 28 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. in SB 75 if you would like further information about the program such as costs, schedules, courses offered, field trips, etc. The summer program this year is limited to only several students. For more information, contact with Dr. Young Kim (yk28, #2688).

* This Week in Music

Ron Jones Quartet in Concert

The Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series, co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society, will present the Ron Jones Quartet from Louisville, Kentucky, in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday afternoon, February 26, at 4:00 p.m.  The leader of the group, Ron Jones, is one of the most highly regarded saxophonists in the mid-west. From his home base in Louisville, Ron leads his quartet in concerts around the area, teaches, lectures, and produces and markets his own CDs.  Ron’s playing has often been compared to that of such jazz superstars as Cannonball Adderly and Jackie McLean.  The group also includes pianist Todd Hildreth, bassist Sonny Stephens, and drummer Jim Leslie. Ron and his group have played in Evansville numerous times and have become favorites with local jazz audiences.  Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Jazz Society members, and $5.00 for students with I.D.  Tickets will be available at the door or can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 488-2754.  For more information, contact:  Dr. Edwin Lacy, University of Evansville, (812) 488-2227 or el2@evansville.edu

* 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.
 

* 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).
 

* 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, www.twice-evv.org, 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.
 

* 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 alumni@evansville.edu

* 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

* 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 15th , 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 2nd, so act before Spring Break to assure your spot!

Applications and full course information are available at the Study Abroad Office, SB 261.  Questions?  Contact us at studyabroad@evansville.edu or 488.1085. 

* Spring Break Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% Off all UE Clothing purchases Monday-Friday, February 27-March 2nd.  There are also some clearance items specially marked during the week as well.  This is for the week before Spring Break only so stop in, save some money, and get some gear for Spring Break !  Items already on clearance or discount are excluded from this 20% sale.  Also the Bookstore will be closed the Saturdays of March 3rd and 10th during Spring Break.

* 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, selecting the best and the 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 ks273@evansville.edu

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: Europa World Online

Are you looking for background information and statistics about Iran?  What about the recent economic situation in Greece?  Infant mortality in an African country?  Answers to these questions can be found in Europa World Online. 
Europa provides updated coverage of world facts and figures.  Easily navigated, Europa has a range of choices from simply selecting a country from the drop-down menu to an advanced search option that allows textual search among others.  It also allows researchers to perform side-by-side comparisons of nations’ statistics.  Users can find information on organizations ranging from newspapers to government agencies around the globe.  Along with each entry are citation guides for Europa and. More importantly, links to other resources where available, sometimes references to specific government reports or contact and email links to government agencies or persons of note.

Content of Europa World Online includes:
* Statistical and background information on countries around the world.
* Information on individuals and organizations in world and national governments
* Easy to use and search
* ability to create custom reports on countries

UE libraries subscription to Hoover’s supplies more detailed information than the free site.
Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) or Shane White (sw69@evansville.edu) with questions about Europa World Online.
 

Athletics

* Aces Tennis Home for a Pair This Weekend

Beginning on Friday, the Purple Aces women’s tennis team will host a pair of weekend matches as Butler and Eastern Illinois come to the Tri-State Athletic Club this weekend.

Butler is the first opponent, coming to town on Friday evening before Eastern Illinois takes its turn against the Aces on Saturday.  Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

Evansville stands at 4-3 following a pair of matches last weekend, most recently falling at Kentucky last Saturday.  The doubles tandem of Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James lead the way as they are 6-1 on the season.  Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz have also been impressive in doubles action, going 5-2.

In singles, Dzakula and James are 5-2 on the season while freshman Gaby Fifer is 4-2.

Butler is 2-5 this spring and has fallen in their last two contests against Xavier and Memphis.  The Bulldogs’ wins have come on the road at Dayton and Indianapolis.  Eastern Illinois enters the weekend with a 2-4 record and has also fallen in their last two outings.

Last weekend, the Panthers dropped a road match as IPFW by a final of 4-3.  Their wins came over Dayton and Southern Illinois.

The Aces will be back on the road next weekend, taking on SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday March 3.
 

* UE Baseball to Play Four at Arkansas State

The University of Evansville baseball team hits the road this weekend, taking on the Arkansas State Red Wolves for a four-game series. Originally scheduled to play three games, Saturday’s single contest has been turned into a doubleheader after UE had to cancel a game at MTSU last weekend due to poor weather conditions. The Aces take the field Friday at 6:00 p.m. CST, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for the twin bill, and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

* UE Softball Set to Host Tourney in Home Debut

Coming off an undefeated weekend in its season opener against Alcorn State, the University of Evansville softball team (2-0) will make its home debut this weekend as it hosts Detroit, Butler and UMKC in the UE Tournament at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. Marking the first time UE has hosted a tournament since 2006, the round-robin invitational will feature eight games over Saturday and Sunday. The Aces will are first scheduled to take on Detroit at 2:30 CST on Saturday.

The Aces posted a team batting average of .526 in their first outing of the year, notching 22 hits and outscoring their opponent 23-1. Sophomore Niki Rahming led the team with her 4-for-6 performance at the plate, posting a .833 slugging percentage with an RBI and two runs scored. Junior Alicia Betancur ended the day with a team-high four RBI while senior Amy Gaertner scored four of the Aces’ 23 runs.

The right-handed junior due of Kendall Kautz and Sarah Patterson were lights out on the mound, posting a combined ERA of 0.64 while holding the Braves to a .158 average at the plate.  Patterson got the nod in game one, hurling a one-hit shutout in her first appearance as a Purple Ace. The transfer from Central Michigan tallied seven strikeouts and walked none in six innings pitched to secure the win. Kautz followed with a five-inning outing in game two, collecting three strikeouts and scattering five hits in nightcap.

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