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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The University of Evansville Music Conservatory is pleased to present two concerts of music for small ensembles on Sunday, November 14.

The String and Woodwind Ensembles concert begins at 7 PM in Neu Chapel. The event opens with selections for strings including Duos by Haydn and Mozart and string ensemble performances of traditional favorites Greensleeves, Simple Gifts, and others. The Clarinet and Flute Ensembles will follow, performing selections from composers including Quantz, Ciesla, and Kovacs. The concert will conclude with Charles Lefevre’s 'Suite for Winds' performed by the UE Student Woodwind Quintet. The concert will also be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/c/UEDepartmentofMusic/videos.

The UE Music Conservatory Brass and Percussion chamber ensembles will be presenting their fall concert at 8:00 PM in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts Room 110. The concert will feature performances by the Percussion Ensemble and three student brass quintets. Repertoire will include works from the 18th through 21st centuries and styles ranging from Renaissance, contemporary, and American popular music.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

* 7th Annual UE High School Changemaker Challenge Launched by the CFIC

7th Annual UE High School Changemaker Challenge Launched by the CFIC

* 35th Annual International Bazaar: Friday, November 12

The UE International Club will host the 35th annual International Bazaar on Friday, November 12, in Eykamp Hall! Come celebrate their largest annual event from 5-8 p.m. and celebrate diversity in a fun and exciting way!

From 5-6 p.m., there will be live performances inside Eykamp Hall. These are limited spots and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

From 6-8 p.m., there will be interactive booths for guests to visit and learn about. A total of 10 countries and 4 organizations will be featured.

To RSVP for the International Bazaar, choose your time slot through SignUpGenius. International Bazaar is free for all UE students. Employees and community members are welcome to attend for $8 per ticket. Payment will be accepted through cash or Venmo (no change, so please pay with exact cash). 

You can sign up online or by visiting the International Club table in Ridgway during lunch and dinner hours, Tuesday-Friday. Tickets may be purchased in advance beginning Wednesday, or they may be purchased at the door on Friday evening.

* Honors Program Project Presentations - Monday, November 15

The Honors Program invites the campus community to attend the Honors Program Project Presentations on Monday, November 15 at 5:00pm. The session will be held in Koch Center 101.

The honors project represents the culmination of the honors experience and provides an opportunity for students to explore an area about which they are passionate. The honors project may consist of a research project, thesis, or creative work.

The following Honors Program students have finished their projects this semester and will be presenting at this event. We hope you will join us to support these students and hear about the fantastic work which they have completed.

Cecilia Thon – “The Role of Trade Agreements on Regional Political Stability and the Decrease of Interstate Conflict”
Steph Voteau – “In-Betweens: A Short Film on Silence”
Meghana Bhaskara and Pranav Haran – “Catalytic Dehydrogenative Coupling of Alcohols using POCOP and PNCNP Nickel and Ruthenium Catalysts”

* University of Evansville Theatre presents THREE SISTERS

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre is excited to continue the fall season of the 2021–2022 school year with Anton Chekov’s THREE SISTERS, in a new version by Sarah Ruhl, based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron with Natasha Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati. The show opens on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. In repertory style with GONE MISSING, created by The Civilians, additional performances of THREE SISTERS are at 7:30 p.m., on Nov. 19, 20, and Dec. 2, and at 2:00 p.m., on Nov. 13 and Dec. 5.

Sarah Ruhl’s modern voice has garnered her a Tony Award nomination, a MacArthur Fellowship, and she was twice named a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her version of one of Chekhov’s most famous plays exposes the timely struggles of a family living in a small town in Russia and facing gambling debts, a house in foreclosure, and fears of a war on the horizon. These sisters defy despair, celebrate milestones, fall hopelessly in love, and rival as only siblings can. With unyielding resilience and acerbic humor, these women throw themselves into the distance between their dreams and reality and inspire us all to brave our own “new normal.”

Professor Diane Brewer directs THREE SISTERS. Yoon Bae, guest artist, serves as the scenic designer; Sara Mathew, a junior design and technology major, from Union, Ky., serves as the costume designer; Associate Professor Stephen Boulmetis serves as the lighting designer; Richard B. Ingraham, guest artist, serves as the sound designer; Joy Weidenhamer, a senior theatre studies major, from Omaha, Neb., serves as the dramaturg; Assistant Professor Mitchell L. Critel serves as the technical director; Corey Cagle, a senior stage management major, from Nashville, Ind., serves as the stage manager.

The cast features Cassidy Rogers, a senior performance major, from College Station, Texas, as Olga; Marie Reilly, a junior performance major, from Spring Hill, Fla., as Masha; Cass Dunn, a senior performance major, from Brattleboro, Vt., as Irina; McAllister Stowell, a junior performance major, from Lakewood, Colo., as Andrei; Tatiana Robledo, a sophomore performance major, from Houston, Texas, as Natasha; Nathan Viscaino, a junior performance major, from Redmond, Ore., as Kulygin; Zachary Scalzitti, a senior performance major, from Saint John, Ind., as Vershinin; Brody Ray, a sophomore performance major, from Owensboro, Ky., as Tuzenbach; Benjamin Bravard, a junior performance major, from Batavia, Ohio, as Solyony; Josh Gelman, a senior performance major, from Denver, Colo., as Chebutykin; Caden Sevier, a sophomore performance major, from Humble, Texas, as Fedotik; Beverley Buchanan, a sophomore performance major, from Tomball, Texas, as Rodé; Jack Cory, a junior performance major, from Southlake, Texas, as Ferapont; and Elizabeth Dye, a junior performance major, from Frisco, Texas, as Anfisa.

The safety of students and patrons is of top priority to UE Theatre. The program boasts a 100% vaccination rate against COVID-19 among the faculty and students. In addition to compliance with the University of Evansville’s Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, UE Theatre continues regular weekly COVID-19 testing of students involved with productions in order to maintain a healthy, safe environment for the coalition of theatre artists working on campus.

In following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must show proof of COVID–19 vaccination or a negative test result taken within 72-hours of the date on their ticket. Upon arrival at Shanklin Theatre, proof of vaccination/negative test result and an ID will be checked before each performance. In compliance with the UE Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, all audience members must remain masked when indoors on campus. Additionally, Shanklin Theatre will be seated at no more than 50% capacity.

Single ticket prices for THREE SISTERS are $20 for adults and $18 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488-2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* University of Evansville Theatre presents GONE MISSING

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre announces the third installment of the 2021–2022 season with GONE MISSING, created by The Civilians, written by Steven Cosson, from interviews by the company, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Running in repertory style with THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekov, in a new version by Sarah Ruhl, additional performances of GONE MISSING are at 7:30 p.m., on Nov. 18, and Dec. 3 and 4, and at 2:00 p.m., on Nov. 20 and 21.

This charming show combines real-life interviews about the nature of memory with a scintillating score that effortlessly swings between salsa, ballads, jazzy numbers, and tuneful pop songs. An ensemble of eccentric characters seamlessly intertwines tales of lost objects with fascinating stories of seekers and finders and examines our tendency to place heightened significance on everyday items. While a global pandemic may be the most opportune time to explore this “cabaret of loss,” it is the communal experience of shared joy that is sure to resonate and linger in hearts and minds long after the show ends.

Assistant Professor Wes Grantom, a 2003 alumnus, directs GONE MISSING. Tyler Simpson, guest artist, serves as the music director; E. Casey, a junior design and technology major, from Kingsland, Ga., serves as the scenic designer; Cole McCarty, guest artist and 2010 alumnus, serves as the costume designer; Herbie Perlman, a senior design and technology major, from Bethel, Conn., serves as the lighting designer; Richard B. Ingraham, guest artist, serves as the sound designer; Drake Susuras, a sophomore performance major, from Broomfield, Colo., serves as the dramaturg; Visiting Assistant Professor Damian Thompson, a 2003 alumnus, serves as the choreographer; Assistant Professor Mitch L. Critel serves as the technical director; and Hannah Tarr, a junior theatre studies major, from Floyds Knobs, Ind., serves as the stage manager.

The ensemble includes Lillian Grace Carlson, a sophomore performance major, from Minneapolis, Minn.; Ashly Chalico, a first-year performance major, from Magnolia, Texas; Allie Forté, a senior performance major, from New Albany, Ind.; Davis Jolgren, a sophomore performance major, from Louisville, Ky.; Lillie Kolich, a senior performance major, from Albuquerque, N.M.; Kirkland Long, a senior performance major, from Canal Winchester, Ohio; Riley Katherine Miller, a junior performance major, from Crown Point, Ind.; Amelia Overholt, a junior performance major, from Fort Collins, Colo.; Jeff Parkinson, a junior performance major, from Mercer Island, Wash.; and Chloe Shrieves, a senior performance major, from St. Cloud, Fla.

The safety of students and patrons is of top priority to UE Theatre. The program boasts a 100% vaccination rate against COVID-19 among the faculty and students. In addition to compliance with the University of Evansville’s Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, UE Theatre continues regular weekly COVID-19 testing of students involved with productions in order to maintain a healthy, safe environment for the coalition of theatre artists working on campus.

In following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must show proof of COVID–19 vaccination or a negative test result taken within 72-hours of the date on their ticket. Upon arrival at Shanklin Theatre, proof of vaccination/negative test result and an ID will be checked before each performance. In compliance with the UE Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, all audience members must remain masked when indoors on campus. Additionally, Shanklin Theatre will be seated at no more than 50% capacity.

Single ticket prices for GONE MISSING are $20 for adults and $18 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488-2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Info You Should Know

* Purple Patrollers Needed for Friday, November 19

Would you and your office/department like to serve as Purple Patrol? The Office of Marketing and Communications is in need of patrollers for next Friday, November 19! If you're interested, please email Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at jb855. This will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Purple Patrollers will travel around campus on the lookout for students and employees showing their purple pride! Those caught wearing purple will receive a giveaway from Purple Patrollers.

* An analyst from Franklin Templeton will interact with UE students

Jacek Kanur, a research analyst, with Franklin Templeton, will speak to UE students in Dr. Walayet Khan’s classes via Zoom at 6.00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11. Graduated in 2021 represented UE in CFA investment challenge in 2020/2021, he started working at Franklin Templeton in Poznan, Poland, as a stock analyst in his final semester of college.

Franklin Templeton is one of the largest mutual funds in the world with over $ 1.5 trillion in assets under management from over 160 countries. Please contact Dr. Walayet A. Khan at wk3@evansville.edu for an invitation and further information. 

* Spring Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Friday, January 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.

* Volunteers for Advent Vespers

Advent Vespers returns to the University of Evansville on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm in Neu Chapel.
In preparation for the service, the Office of Religious Life requests volunteers from the campus community (students and employees).
Volunteers have the option to help with decorating Neu Chapel or participate as readers during the festive service.
Please contact the Office of Religious Life at center4dei@evansville.edu to express your interest.

* Last Day to Withdraw with a "W"

The last day to withdraw with a "W" from Fall classes is Friday, November 12, 2021. Come to Academic Services in Olmsted RM 116 for assistance!

Congratulations

* Plikuhn Presents at International Conference

Mari Plikuhn, associate professor of sociology and Director of Sociology Programs and the Gerontology Center, presented virtually on November 11 at the annual conference of the Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe, hosted by Highgate Cemetery in London, UK. Her presentation, titled "Memento Mori: The Importance of Historic Cemeteries in Death (and) Education," discussed the role of experiential field trips in preparing students to appreciate the reality of mortality and the significance of cultural death rituals in the mourning process.

Interested in a comparative look at death and dying? SOC 386- Death and Dying with Dr. Plikuhn will be offered at Harlaxton in Summer 2022. Contact her at mp168@evansville.edu for more information on the fascinating field trips and content included in this course!

* English Professor to Publish Book

Mark Cirino, Professor and Chair of English and Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in English, will publish a book with Godine Press in July 2022.

This book, One True Sentence: Writers & Readers on Hemingway's Art, is a selection of the greatest sentences by Ernest Hemingway. Each sentence has been selected and examined by authors such as Elizabeth Strout, Sherman Alexie, Paula McLain, and Russell Banks; filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick; Seán Hemingway, Valerie Hemingway, A. Scott Berg, and many others in this celebration and conversation between Hemingway and some of his most perceptive and insightful readers.

These conversations originated as interviews on One True Podcast, the Hemingway Society-sponsored program that Cirino co-created with this book's co-author, Michael Von Cannon. One True Sentence is the tenth book Cirino has written or edited.

* Elevate Ventures Experienced UE and our Evansville Innovative Ecosystem via UE CFIC

November 5th, the UE CFIC Team welcomed the Elevate Team to campus, discussed our higher education initiatives, and the role UE can play in fostering innovation in this region.

In August, UE was the recipient of a $50,000 Elevate Nexus Grant. The Center will utilize those funds to develop a 3 pronged approach to better supporting innovation education in our region. 1) Creation of the MakerspACE on campus, where people in the community can receive help with graphic design, prototyping an idea, or creating a pitch deck; 2) Creation of an internship on campus so that space can be managed by a UE student; and 3) Creation of a summer institute at UE for K-16 educators in southern Indiana who want to learn how to infuse more creative problem solving in their classrooms (regardless of subject). Educators will then have their students compete in one of the many existing pitch competitions in Indiana, leveraging resources and dramatically increasing youth access to these events and surfacing those Changemaker ideas.

We can’t wait to get started, are honored and grateful to be with this group, and will document the journey!

Athletics

* UE Swimming & Diving Closes Fall Portion Of Schedule This Weekend

The University of Evansville swimming and diving teams will wrap up the fall portion of the 2021-22 schedule this weekend, as the Purple Aces will travel west to Carbondale, Illinois to take part in three-day A3 Invitational hosted by Southern Illinois beginning on Thursday and running through Saturday.
The meet will feature teams from five schools, as UE, SIU, Valparaiso, Eastern Illinois and Bellarmine are scheduled to take part in the three-day invitational.  The A3 Invite will wrap up the fall portion of the schedule for the Purple Aces, as UE will begin winter training after the mid-season invite this weekend.
“This is going to be a good gauge to see where we are as we get closer to our conference championship season,” said UE swimming and diving head coach Stuart Wilson.  “The team has done well so far this year, and I am hoping to see some great swims across the board on both teams this weekend.”
The UE men enter the mid-season meet undefeated so far in dual-meet action.  Sophomore Jackson Caudill (Mount Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County) is coming off a strong showing in UE’s match-up with Saint Louis on Saturday, as he won both the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:53.91) and 500-yard free (4:46.52).  Freshman Carlos Souto Vilas (A Coruna, Spain) also won both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events, and finished second in the men’s 200 IM against the Billikens.
The UE women enter the weekend at 4-1 in dual-meet action this fall.  Junior Sage Moore (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington) swept both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events in UE’s triangular meet against SLU and Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday.  Fellow junior Maya Cunningham (Yakima, Wash./Eisenhower) has also helped key UE’s early-season success in both the butterfly and IM events this year.  Senior Jessie Steele (Houston, Texas/Klein) has also scored well this year in the sprint freestyle events and has keyed UE’s relay team success.
“The team is showing a lot of confidence going into the meet this weekend,” said Wilson.  “This a great opportunity for us to see where we are at, and to fix anything that we need to before we head down the stretch to conference championships.” 

* UE right back in action for home opener on Thursday

The 11th season of action at the Ford Center opens on Thursday when the University of Evansville men’s basketball team takes on IUPUI in a 6 p.m. contest
- ESPN3 and the Purple Aces Radio Network will have the broadcast

Last Time Out                                                                                                           
- Evan Kuhlman and Blaise Beauchamp recorded 11 points apiece to lead the Purple Aces in Tuesday’s season-opening 65-43 loss at Cincinnati
- Kuhlman hit 3 triples in the contest and added 6 rebounds while Beauchamp was 4-of-5 from the free throw line
- Noah Frederking set his career high with 8 rebounds while Shamar Givance had 7 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds
- UE held a 13-10 lead with 11:01 left in the first half before an 18-1 Bearcat run proved to be the difference
- Trailing by nine points at halftime, the Aces were unable to get any closer in the final 20 minutes

Scouting the Opponent
- IUPUI enters Thursday’s game with an 0-1 mark following a 56-47 loss in their season opener on Tuesday at Butler
- Graduate student B.J. Maxwell led the Jaguars in scoring and rebound, recording 14 points while hauling in 6 caroms
- Bakari LaStrap came in off the bench to add 8 points
- The Jaguars outscored the Bulldogs by a 22-16 final in the paint and 20-8 in bench points, but a drought by IUPUI saw them miss 14 consecutive shots with Butler hanging on for the win
- Head coach Matt Crenshaw is in his first year at the helm of the program...he was most recently an assistant at Ball State and previously worked at IUPUI for 12 seasons

11th Season at the Ford Center
- Thursday’s game against IUPUI will tip off the 11th season in the history of the Ford Center, which opened in 2011
- In ten season openers inside the building, the Aces have won on nine occasions with the lone loss coming to Buffalo in 2012
- Evansville opened the arena on Nov. 12, 2011, taking down Butler in a thrilling 71-68 overtime victory...the Bulldogs were coming off of their second National Championship game appearance in a row

No Place Like Home
- Opening the 2021-22 season in Cincinnati was a homecoming for Evan Kuhlman, who grew up in nearby Liberty Township, Ohio
- Kuhlman did not disappoint the hometown supporters, tying for the team lead with 11 points while chipping in 6 rebounds
- The effort continued a streak for Kuhlman that dates back to last season...he has now recorded double figures in each of the last seven games dating back to Feb. 17
- Averaging 6.0 points per game for his career, Kuhlman has recorded 13.6 PPG over that span

Consistent Start
- After averaging 12 PPG in UE’s two preseason contest, Blaise Beauchamp followed that up with 11 points to open the regular season against the Bearcats
- He led the way with four free throw makes while hauling in 4 rebounds and adding a blocked shot

Depth Down Low
- Junior Antoine Smith Jr. has gotten off to a nice start to his UE career...in the regular season opener, he played close to 29 minutes while recording 3 points and 2 rebounds
- He made the start in the exhibition opener versus Mount St. Joseph and came through with 13 points and 3 caroms

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