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Thursday, March 1, 2012

* Campus Wide Power Outage Scheduled for Sunday, March 4

A campus-wide electrical power outage is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This outage is required in order for Vectren to make repairs to the high-voltage distribution system serving UE. All buildings on campus will be affected.  Please call Physical Plant at extension 2775, or e-mail if you have questions or need assistance to accommodate the outage.



What's Happening Today

* Change in Location for Think Outside the Lunch Box

Today's Think Outside the Lunch Box has been moved to the auditorium on the fourth floor at Old National Bank (One Main Street in Evansville, Indiana) Usually the lecture is in the Blue and Gold Room at Old National Bank.

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Peter Rosen will be discussing ""Building Your Personal Brand Through Social Media."

What can people learn about you from the information and photos you share on a social networking website? How can you use this global phenomenon to positively influence your reputation?

Rosen's recent research on social networking has attracted national attention from media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and Fox News.

"In my presentation, I'll discuss how you can use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to create a brand for yourself - showing the world where your expertise and passions lie," said Rosen. "I'll share real-life examples of people who have successfully done this, and I will also pull from my recent research on Facebook as a powerful predictor of job performance and academic success."

With colleagues at Northern Illinois University and Auburn University, Rosen recently co-authored a study titled "Social networking websites, personality ratings, and the organizational context: More than meets the eye?," which was published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

This is the second year of UE's monthly faculty lecture series. It is normally held the first Thursday of every month.

Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the Old National Bank lobby.

* Hoedown for Hoofprints - Contestants Needed!

On Sunday, March 25, in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center, Delta Sigma Pi will host sting "Hoedown for Hoofprints." This is a philanthropy event to benefit Hoofprints in the Sand, a therapeutic riding center. Admission will be $3 and is open to all of UE and the public. The event is a co-ed competition with four fun rounds, open to all student organizations for registration. There will be a speedy dress-up round, a nerf-gun quickdraw,  lasso competition, and a judged question round. Any organization may register male or female contestants for a registration fee of $35 for the first contestant, or $50 for two. Please sign up soon, because the registration deadline is March 16. Again, ALL student organizations are invited to compete and attend. Please email or with questions.

* RSA Elections

If you're interested in improving the residential experience on campus, run for the RSA executive board. We are currently looking to fill four positions: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

Nominations will take place this Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 73, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. If you can't make it, e-mail nominations are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Nominations can be e-mailed to Molli Keller at

If you have any questions, e-mail Calvin Wertman at or Mika Eubank at

* Pi Gamma Mu Collecting New and Used Shoes

Pi Gamma Mu, the Honor Society for the Social Sciences, will be collecting new and used shoes for Soles4Souls, a charity dedicated to providing shoes to those in need around the world.  Shoes of all styles and sizes are welcome!  Collection boxes will be located in Ridgway University Center, Koch Center, Graves Hall, Carson Center, and the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in Room  50, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Collection will run from Wednesday, Feb 29 through Friday, March 16.  Our goal is to collect 100 pairs!  If you have any questions, contact Mari Plikuhn at


Upcoming Events

* Family Weekend Date Set for 2012: Make Plans Now!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 28–30. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning for this weekend. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link, or by e-mailing the information to:  

Like last year’s successful weekend, we would love to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams, assistant director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 488-2900 or Donna Jones, at 488-2586.

* Public Display of Document from 1694 on Display at Library

How often do you get the chance to see a document signed in 1694 that has, until now, not received any public attention?  Here is your chance!  On Wednesday, March 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 203 in the Library, you will be able to see and learn about a document signed by Emperor Leopold I in 1694.  It is original, and has a unique history.  Make sure you see this extraordinary piece of history that was discovered at an auction in New Harmony, Ind.  Contact if you have any questions. 

* Lunch & Learn Spring Session – Tax Tips to Put Money Back in Your Pocket

Come join us on March 14 to hear about tax tips that can put money back in your pocket.  UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, March 14, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory. Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.


* Alumni Association Pre-Game party at Men's MVC Tourney: All Fans Invited

If you’re going to Friday night’s match up versus Missouri State, stop by the UE Alumni Association pre-game party at the Scottrade Center’s Top Shelf – near section 331 in the arena. Get in the Purple Aces spirit with Aces Brass, have a snack, shake a pompom and hang with other Aces fans. Students, staff, faculty, alums, families – all are invited to cheer on the Aces! Questions? Contact or extension 2586.  

* Social Justice—Why should I get involved?

Ace Advocates, a new organization on campus, will be hosting a social justice rally on March 15 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, starting at 5:30 pm.

The purpose of Ace Advocates is to educate students on the campus of the University of Evansville about the topics of social justice and charity. It exists to form an arsenal of advocates that work for social justice, through organizations like Congregations Advocating for Justice and Empowerment (CAJE), and charity in and throughout the City of Evansville.

At the rally, topics in social justice will be discussed. Also, announcements will be made concerning two social justice events planned for the near future that anyone can take part in.  There will be snacks and good discussion about topics that matter! Invite your friends, and come learn why you should get involved on campus and in your community!

Save the date: March 15, 5:30 p.m.

* Delta Omega Zeta "Break the Floor" Fundraiser

Are you a guy? Do you like to DANCE? Do you know guys who like to DANCE? Then come and participate in Delta Omega Zeta’s spring philanthropy, BREAK THE FLOOR, benefitting Youth First! This year’s theme is ‘70s Motown! Teams from 3 to 7 guys are allowed, and entries are due March 2nd! One team is $25 to enter and two teams are $50 to enter. Any entries, questions, or concerns please email ml141!



Info You Should Know

* AcesTV News

AcesTV has several new exciting updates that you must know about! First, the March Episode of AcesTV All Access is ready to view. This month we interviewed students who are a part of the AceCare program, UE baseball pitcher Zach Taylor, and asked students what their plans were for spring break. You can check this out at Next, ATV Off Road is back again, but this time we are featuring the Women's Tennis team. You can check this out at Finally, our new website is launching today. Please be sure to learn more about us, what we're doing for UE, and our latest videos at .

* Commencement Central Follow Up

A big thank you to the 350+ seniors who took part in Commencement Central and congratulations to prize winners Shelby Knierem (iPad) and Sonya Farrar (diploma frame).  Seniors who did not attend Commencement Central need to make sure they have registered for graduation with the Office of the Registrar. Caps and gowns can be purchased and announcements ordered from the University Bookstore before April 20.  Seniors are all encouraged to take part in the UE Connect program.  Find out more at

* Spring Break Hours for Bookstore

The Bookstore will be closed the Saturdays of Spring Break, March 3 and 10.  We will have regular store hours Monday-Friday during the week of Spring Break which are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday 8 4:30 p.m.

* Zeriah Priestly Carter Scholarship Deadline is Friday

The deadline for submitting the Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship is Friday, March 2!

Please submit your applications to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations by 5 p.m. on Friday (before leaving for spring break).  The amount of the scholarship will be $2,800 this year (above and beyond your financial aid package)!  The scholarship recipient will be announced on April 21st, at the scholarship luncheon.  You are invited free of charge.  All applicants must be at the luncheon to receive the scholarship.

Click here to download the application.

If you have any questions, please call 488-2586 or send an e-mail to  or .

* Priority Application Deadline for Spring 2013 at Harlaxton College--This Week

The priority application deadline for Spring 2013 at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, is this Friday, March 2.  Students who submit applications by this date and meet eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission.  Applications received after the priority deadline are reviewed on a psace available basis.

For applications and course information, please visit the Study Abroad Office in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 261.


* Fitness Center Hours for Spring Break 2012

Friday, March 2 -  6:30 to 7:00 p.m. (no evening swim)
Saturda,y March 3  and Sunday, March 4 – Closed
Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 -8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(No fitness classes and pool will be open depending on  guard availability only )
Saturday, March 10  and Sunday, March 11- Closed
Monday, March 12 –normal hours resume at 6:30 a.m.

* 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

* AcesTV Present the Aces Wobble

AcesTV would like for you to check out their newest video, the Aces Wobble. This official music video features Aces athletic teams, several campus organization members, and every other Ace at UE! Be sure to come out to Braun Stadium to cheer on your Purple Aces Baseball team this season! Here is the link to watch the music video:

* 2012–13 LinC Positions Available

Be a part of the award-winning LinC yearbook staff. A number of positions are available and one just might be right for you. Visit the LinC's Facebook page at to download an application. If you need more information about a position, check out the fact sheets on Facebook or e-mail

* Writing Center Hours - March 2-16

The Writing Center will close at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 1, and remain closed through the end of Spring Break. The following week, March 11-16, it will be open by appointment only. If you wish to make an appointment during this week, i.e., the week following Spring Break, please email Linda Bathon ( in Academic Advising at least 24 hours in advance. In your message, state the day and time you wish to visit the Writing Center, adhering to the center's normal hours of operation: Monday noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday through Thursday evenings 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Appointments will be awarded on a "first come, first served" basis. For an appointment on Sunday evening, Mar. 18 - and through the remainder of the semester, please use the appointment calendar available on Acelink to schedule your Writing Center sessions.   

* 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.

* File the 2012-13 FAFSA by March 10 – Watch new video

Have questions about the FAFSA? Check out this video message from Director of Financial Aid JoAnn Laugel. She answers some commonly-asked questions, and explains the IRS Data Retrieval feature, which allows you to load tax information into the FAFSA with just a few clicks.

File the 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at to be considered for federal, state and University financial aid, including federal student loans and federal work-study for next year.

Students from Indiana must ensure that their 2012-13 FAFSA is received by the federal processor no later than March 10, 2012; however, filing by March 10 is beneficial for all students. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or .

* Village Request Cards Available - Due 5 p.m. on March 2

Students who have 44 credit hours and are wanting to live in the Villages for the 2012-13 academic year should come to the Residence Life Office and pick up Village Request Cards.  All Village Request Cards are due back to the Residence Life Office by 5 p.m., March 2.  You should Also submit your housing and food service contract on WebAdvisor this week as well.     
Click here for more information about the Housing Assignments Process, or email UEHousing.  


* Students Register for Housing on WebAdvisor

Students who will be living on campus for the Fall 2012 semester should login to WebAdvisor to fill out and submit your housing and food service contract for the 2012-13 academic year. Once you login to WebAdvisor, click the "Current Students" icon and select "Housing and Meal Plan Registration".  Contracts should be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 2.  If you have any questions, email UEHousing or call the Residence Life Office at x2956.



* Startup Weekend Winners

Congratulations to five UE students who placed at the Evansville Startup Weekend competition, held February 24-26 at the University of Southern Indiana College of Business.

The 54-hour event brought together developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. More than 70 participants formed ten teams that worked feverishly through the weekend to develop their ideas and to come up with a five-minute presentation to area executives.

UE students Tyler Dobbs and Kate Schlarf were part of the second-place team, ICUC, which developed a business model that provides eye care diagnosis and treatment for patients in third-world countries. UE students Spencer Bagan, Elliott Rizk, and Tucker Walter were members of the third-place team, GoNoGoApp, which developed an aggregated information application that would not only provide answers to consumers with questions, but also provide businesses with valuable market research data.



* Colt Ryan Named MVC Scholar Athlete of the Year

Batesville, Ind. native Colt Ryan has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year, it was announced on Thursday morning.

The junior guard becomes only the second UE player to receive the honor, following in the footsteps of Jason Holsinger, who received the honor in 2009.

“I am very proud of Colt, he has done everything that we have asked of him on an off the court since he arrived on campus,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “He is a well-rounded person who is committed to his game, academics and the community.”

Ryan finished in the top 15 in the nation, averaging 20.5 points per game in the regular season.  He upped the ante in conference play, leading everyone with 21.5 PPG.  His top effort was a 43-point outing at Creighton, the second-highest scoring game for an Aces player this season.

After notching second-team all-MVC honors as a sophomore last year, Ryan was named to the first team this season.  He also was named MVC Player of the Week on three occasions.

His expertise not only comes in the scoring departments as he contributes in every other aspect of the game.  Ryan leads the MVC in steals and has also posted 97 assists while averaging 4.3 rebounds per game.

In the classroom, the accounting major has a cumulative grade point average of 3.31.

* Lady Aces To Close Out Regular Season At Home Vs. Redbirds, Sycamores

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team looks to close out the 2011-12 regular season on high note this week, hosting the Illinois State University Redbirds Thursday and the Indiana State University Sycamores Saturday for Senior Day.

Evansville will celebrate seniors Staci Gillum and Jordan Lewis prior to Saturday’s game vs. Indiana State. The senior festivities will occur 40 minutes before the 1:00 p.m. CT tip-off. Postgame, Gillum’s and Lewis’ recorded speeches will play on the video board. Be sure to come early and stick around afterward to help us honor our great senior class!

The 2012 State Farm MVC Tournament begins on Thursday, March 8, at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. The Aces will play their first game Thursday at 7:05 p.m. versus the No. 7 seed.  Since joining the Valley in 1993, UE has won two MVC Tournament titles - 2009 as the No. 9 seed and 1999 as the No. 4 seed.

* Aces Bat Around In The Sixth, Flying Past Skyhawks, 9-5

Trailing 3-2, the University of Evansville baseball team came from behind to score six runs in the top of the sixth inning en route to a 9-5 victory over the University of Tennessee Martin Skyhawks Wednesday night. The win improves the Aces record to 3-4 on the season.

“It was great to see our bats finally explode for a big inning,” said head coach Wes Carroll. “Our bullpen really stepped up for us with Jake Naumann closing the door in the seventh and eighth and Josh Biggs closing the game in the ninth. It’s a good win on the road and hopefully we’ll have some carryover into the weekend.”

Sophomore Ryan Billo earned the win, tossing 4.1 innings, allowing three runs, two earned, six hits, while striking out three. Senior Zach Taylor came out of the bullpen to throw 1.2 frames, giving up two runs, two hits, a walk, and struck out two, while Naumann hurled two scoreless inning, allowing just two hits and struck out 4-of-9 batters faced. Biggs made his third appearance as a closer this season, tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout.

Evansville was led offensively by junior Jason Hockemeyer who went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Also contributing in the win was sophomore David Patton, going 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while junior Andy Lasher went 1-for-5, knocked two runs in, and scored one. Seven players recorded hits and tallied runs in the victory.

Evansville took the initial lead in the first inning when Eric Stamets led off with a double to left field and scored on Chris Pearson’s groundout, but the Skyhawks matched UE in the bottom half with an unearned run.

UE took the lead again in the fifth when Tim Bodine reached on an error, stole two bases, and scored on another error. However, UT Martin answered back again in the bottom of the inning, stringing together a double and two singles for two runs, taking a 3-2 advantage.

The tables turned in the sixth, as the Aces batted around the order sparked by Hockemeyer’s leadoff double to left field. Evansville scored their first run of the frame after Jake Mahon was hit by a pitch, Kevin Kaczmarski singled to load the bases, and Patton walked, bringing home Hockemeyer. With one out, Stamets’ sac fly to left plated another run, and Lasher kept the rally going with his two-out double down the left field line, scoring two. The inning continued as Pearson walked to put runners on first and second, and freshman Kyle Pollock knocked home Lasher on a single to center. Up again, Hockemeyer recorded his second hit of the frame with a single to left field plating the sixth run of the inning, giving UE an 8-3 lead.

In the bottom of the sixth, Matt Haynes’ two-run home run, made it 8-5, but Evansville held off the Skyhawks the rest of the way and tacked on an insurance run in the top of the ninth to secure the win.

Reliever Alex Boshers took the loss as UT Martin used seven pitchers in the ballgame.

The Aces are back in action this weekend, hosting the Dunn Hospitality Diamond Classic at Charles Braun Stadium, Friday through Sunday. IPFW and Eastern Illinois will be the other teams in attendance. UE will open the tournament vs. IPFW Friday at 11:00 a.m.



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