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Friday, March 2, 2012

* Severe Weather Possible Today

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has issued a PDS tornado watch for the Tri-State area, including Evansville, through 6:00 tonight. PDS stands for "particularly dangerous situation," indicating the possibility of a severe tornado outbreak. (This term is rarely used by the NWS.) Please remain aware of the weather situation and review the designated places of safety for the campus buildings you'll be in today, in case of a tornado warning. Stay safe, everyone!

* TIAA-CREF Retirement Planning Seminar

TIAA-CREF will be conducting a Financial Education Seminar for employees on Tuesday, March 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall 253, Ridgway University Center.

This seminar may help you simplify your retirement by discussing:
•         Potential hazards in planning for an enjoyable, comfortable retirement
•         Getting to where you need to be
•         Funding the financial strategy that fits your personal needs
•         Keeping your retirement investing on track
•         Determining if you have enough for your retirement income needs
•         How TIAA-CREF financial solutions can help you plan for -- and live well in -- retirement.

For more information, please go to:  

SIGN UP TODAY:  Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling Erin Robertson at 1-866-578-4221, ext 25-6209.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.

* Celia Teoh Receives March Employee Excellence Award

Celia Teoh, assistant registrar and Institutional Research analyst, has received the March 2012 Employee Excellence Award. 

Celia came to work at the University of Evansville in 2007 as International Admission Counselor.

Those nominating Celia commended her for her professionalism, her dedication to the University and her commitment to students.

Celia, noted one, is “worth her weight in gold” to her department and to the University.

"Celia is known as a true professional in everything she does," said another. "She takes her responsibilities seriously and therefore, serves the University and individual students with particular thoroughness."

One of those nominating Celia praised her for being "highly skilled and highly knowledgeable in performing her duties in the Registrar's Office with regard to graduation requirements, transcript evaluation, usage of Datatel, and the posting of website information on behalf of the Registrar's Office. "

"Her efforts are of high value to the entire University community," another added. "Celia also takes genuine interest in her colleagues, faculty and the students she serves."


What's Happening Today

* 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

* 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.  


Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 15, for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* 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. 

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do 4U: SocINDEX with Full Text

Do you need to identify an article describing maternal favoritism by Professor Mari Plikuhn?  Do you need materials on violence in schools, specifically school shootings?  Are you interested in securing articles on poetry therapy by Dr. Michelle Blake?  Search SocINDEX with Full Text for any of these resources.

SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These areas include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and as well as many others.

This database provides

*full text for 890 journals dating back to 1908, full text for more than 850 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers,

*more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus,

*abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating from1895,

*data mined from more than 450 "priority" coverage journals as well as from over 2,900 "selective" coverage journals,

*extensive indexing for books, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources,

*over 25,000 author profiles.

Explore SocINDEX with Full Text.  Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4) or Shane White (sw69) with questions or comments.

* No Catholic Liturgies in Neu Chapel during Spring Break

There will be no 1:00 Mass on either Sunday of Spring Break, nor will there be a 9:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday night.

* Eastman Kodak

Has your area purchased Eastman Kodak products and/or equipment within the last year?  If so, please contact the Office of Administrative Services at ext. 2941 by March 15, for some important information. 

* Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses & Membership Dues Paid with Pcard

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2012?  Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for some of those travel expenses or membership dues, you will need to e-mail Lori Harriss ( in Accounting and Audit with the following information:

• Vendor name
• Date of purchase on Pcard
• Dollar amount charged to Pcard
• Description and purpose of purchase
• Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2012-13 budget funds.

* 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 .

* 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.

* 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.

* Libraries Announce Spring Break Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Spring Break.

  • Friday, 3/2/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 3/3/12: CLOSED
  • Sunday, 3/4/12: CLOSED
  • Monday, 3/5/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 3/6/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 3/7/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 3/8/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 3/9/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 3/10/12: CLOSED
  • Sunday, 3/11/12: 3:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Monday, 3/12/12: Resume Regular Hours

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at:  488.2376.

* 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.


Sympathy to...

* Tamara Wandel and Family

Condolences to Tamara Wandel and her family on the death of her father, Larry B. Young, on February 29. He was 69.

Mr. Young graduated from Rockport High School, then attended the University of Evansville and Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash. He served in the United States Air Force as a Non-Morse Intercept Operator and Missile Maintenance Instructor. Mr. Young attended Christian Fellowship Church. He retired after working over 45 years in real estate management. He earned the titles of GRI, CR and CRMB. Mr. Young held various positions on the Evansville Board of Realtors and was president three times. He held the positions of vice president, director and chairman for several other committees. He was a Certified Real Estate Course Instructor at the University of Evansville, and the Ethics Instructor for the Board of Realtors. He was a past owner of Young Realty Co.

Surviving are his wife, Carla Young; mother, Frieda (Sly) Young, of Rockport, Ind.; brother, Billy Young, of Rockport, Ind.; daughter, Tamara Wandel (Eric), of Newburgh, Ind.; son, Todd Young (Amy), of Knoxville, Tenn.; stepdaughters, Jackie Williams, of Evansville, Ind., Kelley Davis (Dean), of Palm Harbor, Fla., Randi Schaffer (Greg), of Evansville, Ind.; grandsons, Brock Wandel, Drew Davis, Dustin Schaffer, Matthew Hawkins, Nicholas Davis; granddaughters, Alana Schaffer, Alyssa Elderkin, Amanda Young, Ana Eastwood, Demi Schaffer, Heather Young, Holly Young, Lawren Elderkin, Layla Wandel, Mindy Young; great-grandchildren, Cameron Kessler, Nobel Eastwood and Evana Eastwood.
A private family service will be held at Browning Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Dale Beaver.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 6301 Old Boonville Hwy. Ste. B, Evansville, IN 47715; or to the charity of your choice .

Online condolences may be made at



Treasures and Traditions

* 1932 LinC - Through the Year

From the 1932 LinC:

Through the Year

As first must come the inevitable resolutions as soon as the whistles have been silenced - Harvey Seifert decided that as soon as the LinCs are out, he would make a bonfire out of them and throw himself in the middle of it all, just for effect - The Shakespeare class soiree in Van Keuren's a huge success - Plans are made to repair the driveway - well, the plans were made at any rate - Finals overwhelm us - and the month draws to an end.

The registration for the second term starts - several new visages - The most exciting basketball game of the season with McKendree - Rushing commences on the 8th and the Freshies surely keep on the hop - Finally with the formal pledge dinners, comes relaxation once more.

When the inevitable lion ushers in this blustery month the Philos send their much blushing pledges around to propose to the giggling girls of the women's sororities - Professor Cope keeps up the spirit of believers in the idea of absent minded profs and leaves his car downtown while he rides home on the street car - Congratulations to the Sigs on this, their diamond anniversary - Special chapel in the morning and customary banquet for basketball heroes in the evening - Phi Zetas hold annual initiation of new pledges on Main Street - the main drag thoroughly scrubbed with toothbrushes - The LinC Office becomes riotous as the deadline approaches.



* UE Men's Swimming In 7th Place After Day One Of MAC Championships

The University of Evansville men’s swimming and diving team finished the first day of the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championships ranked seventh with 26 points as a team. Ball State ranks above the Aces, earning sixth place with 72 points while Eastern Michigan leads all seven teams with 236 total points.

In today’s final heats, the 200-yard freestyle relay team consisting of Will Spradley, Alex Seward, Jake Harrington and Kyle Tiemann placed sixth with a final time of 1:23.79.

Despite no individual swimmers making it into the final heats for UE, several Aces swam well during today’s preliminary rounds.

Tiemamn just barely missed a Top-18 finish in the 50-yard prelims, touching in at 21.02, just .01 second behind the 18th place time. Spradley was closely behind, finishing the 50- in 21.46 to take 23rd place.

Harrington finished in 22nd place in the 500-free with a time of 4:45.78. Freshman Garrett Johnson swam the event in 4:47.47 to finish 24th.

Sophomore Justin Shotwell had the Aces’ best time in the 200-yard individual medley, touching in at 1:56.60 to finish in 27th place.

The Aces will return to the pool tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. for preliminary heats in the 400 IM, 100-butterfly, 200-free, 100-breaststroke, 100-backstroke and three-meter diving. The finals are set to begin at 7:00 p.m. tonight.

* Lady Aces Edged By Illinois State, 62-59

After trailing for nearly the entire game, junior Meagan Collins’ post move on the low block gave the hosting University of Evansville women’s basketball team the lead, 59-58, with 1:36 to go in the contest. However, Illinois State answered with a layup, stopped UE on the defensive end with a block, and made both free throws when the Aces were forced to foul , edging UE, 62-59, Thursday night at the Ford Center.

The loss drops Evansville’s overall record to 5-23 on the season  and 2-15 in the MVC, while the Redbirds improved to 17-11 on the year, 12-5 in the Valley, and held onto their second-place position in the MVC standings.

Making her first start of the season, freshman Juliann Miller had a career game with 14 points and seven rebounds. Junior Samantha Heck also logged 14 points, along with nine boards, while classmate Meagan Collins reached double figures with 11 points and seven rebounds.

Senior Staci Gillum, who will be honored on Senior Day Saturday, recorded a career-high nine assists, also adding seven points. Junior Taylor Ware contributed seven points and five boards in the nail biter.

After the Redbirds took the initial advantage, Evansville briefly stole the lead at the 15:54 mark when Heck knocked down a three to make the score 7-6. However, Illinois State took it back and built as much as a 13 point lead, 25-12, with 6:31 remaining in the first half.

Ware’s layup with 1:02 left in the stanza cut the deficit to nine, 29-20, at the break.

Evansville immediately cut into the Redbirds’ lead at the start of the second half, scoring the first six points, and made it a two-point game, 33-31, on Gillum’s three with 15:40 to go in the game.

Illinois State pulled away again, stretching the margin to eight, 45-37, but UE continued to fight on their home court. The Aces used a 7-0 run to get within one, 49-48, following Miller’s two free throws with 6:27 remaining. 

The squads traded baskets, until the Aces were finally able to string two together to take the lead. Heck knocked down a jumper in the middle of the paint, and after UE forced a turnover on the other end, the junior center fed a bounce pass from the high wing to Collins on the left low block. Collins finished the post move, but Illinois State’s Jamie Russell answered immediately with a jumper on the other end to regain the advantage for the Redbirds.

Candace Sykes made a block and Russell hit two free throws to make it a three-point game with 12.1 seconds left. UE’s final attempt on the offensive end didn’t go.

Russell led the Redbirds with 20 points, while Sykes added 10 points.

The Aces won the battle of the boards, 42-39, and held a slight edge in shooting percentage, as UE shot 38.7 percent (24-62) from the field, 20.0 percent (4-20) from three, and 63.6 percent (7-11) from the line. From the floor, the Redbirds shot 38.5 percent (25-65), 17.6 percent (3-17) from three, and 75.0 percent (9-12) from the charity stripe.

The Aces close out the regular season Saturday afternoon when they host in-state rival Indiana State on Senior Day. Guards Staci Gillum and Jordan Lewis will be honored in a pregame ceremony set to begin 40 minutes prior to the 1:00 p.m. tipoff time.


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