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Friday, March 16, 2012

Upcoming Events

* EXSS Forum

Are you an EXSS, AT, PTA, PT, or just thinking about a similar major?  The Exercise and Sports Science Forum is being held on Wednesday March 28th, and it gives students a chance to learn more about various professions in the health field!  A panel of professionals will offer insight into their specific field of work and give students the chance to ask questions.  This is free for all students and a great opportunity for all majors who will be working in the health field, as well as undeclared majors who are curious to learn more.  The forum is being held in Schroeder School of Business Administration room 170 and is being held from 6:00-7:30.  Register in Pam Young's office (GH 219) by Friday, March 23.  More details to come.

* Free Self Defense Class Planned for Saturday

There will be a free self-defense class offered this Saturday, March 17, at Carson Center. The class will start at 8:00 a.m. and last until 11:00 a.m.The instructor will be Jeff Chestnut.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to work out in and bring a water bottle.  The class is open to all University of Evansville students and faculty. For more information contact Sendy Mohamed at or Jourdan Wilson at

* Holiday World's Pat Koch to Preach at University Worship Sunday

Many Tri-State residents know Pat Koch as the friendly face of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, but did you know that she also holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in pastoral ministry, and was a nun for 10 years?

Mrs. Koch will preach a sermon titled "Cry of the Prophet" at University Worship in Neu Chapel this Sunday, March 18. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., and all are welcome. 

As Director of Values at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Mrs. Koch works with the park’s 80 full-time and 2,300 seasonal employees to maintain the high standards of the family business. Her dedication to the park’s atmosphere has helped earn Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari the titles of the World’s Friendliest Park (1998-2011) and the World’s Cleanest Park (2000-2011).  

* Hoedown for Hoofprints - Contestants Needed by March 16!

On Sunday, March 25, in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center, Delta Sigma Pi is hosting "Hoedown for Hoofprints." This philanthropy event benefits 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.

* Apply Now - March 19 Is Deadline to Apply for Senior Keynote Commencement Speaker

Seniors with something to say to your class: Monday, March 19, is the deadline to apply to deliver the commencement address.  A brief online application must be completed with a written draft of 1000 – 1500 words. Go to for more details and to access the application form. A limited number of finalist will be asked to perform their speeches before the selection committee on April 2 or 3. The final selection for the Senior Keynote Commencement speaker will be announced at the leadership awards program on Thursday, April 19. 

* UE's First Philanthropy Week

Nest week is the first Philanthropy Week at UE. Each day will have a different theme, all of which will strive to educate the campus community on the true cost of the UE experience and about all the generous support UE receives every day. Below is a brief description of what is going on each day. You can stay connected each day by using the hashtag #DoGood4UE and following our tweets from @UEAlumni.

Philanthropy Week: March 19–23
March 19– Awareness Day: Learn the true cost of a UE education
March 20– Appreciation Day: Stop by the table in Ridgway and write a “thank you” to your scholarship donor
March 21– Celebration Day: The Gift of Scholarship Dinner 5:30 p.m. (Remember to RSVP)
March 22 – Participation Day: UE Give: 24 – Make a small contribution at the Ridgway Table or online at

* AcesTV Free Live Streaming

On Thursday, March 15 at 3:00 pm AcesTV will have another FREE stream! The softball team will be playing a double header against Southeast Missouri State. Not only that, but the baseball game that following Saturday at 2:00 pm will be FREE as well! On Saturday the boys will play against Western Michigan. We would like to say a big thank you to all our viewers and be sure to tune into these free streams to help kick off the spring sports season! Here is the link to the streams:


* 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.

* Delta Omega Zeta's - Break The Floor.

Come out to Delta Omega Zeta's Break The Floor event on March 17 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center! Watch your male friends shake their groove thang and win some grand prizes! Vote for your favorite team and win some awesome door prizes while having a great time! Tickets are $5 at the door and $4 at the Ridgway tables! All proceeds go to benefit YouthFirst!


* Sign Up for UE Gives Back

UE Gives Back will be held Saturday, March 31 from 10 am-12 pm. All students, faculty and staff are welcomed to participate. The sign-up sheet for an individual or group is available at The deadline to sign up is March 16.

This year, we will coordinating a neighborhood cleanup around the University as part of Clean-up Evansville as well as sending volunteers to other community locations.

Contact the Office of Community Service Initiatives at for any questions.


* Bicentennial Birthday Party Invitation

On Tuesday, March 27, the City of Evansville will host a Bicentennial Reception in recognition of Evansville's 200th birthday! The event will be held at the Old Post Office from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature remarks from Mayor Winnecke along with other attractions and entertainment. Hors d'oeuvres and Bicentennial Birthday cake will be served. This Bicentennial event will be free and open to the public, so please invite your family, friends and colleagues!  If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact Shawn Storckman, Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 812-421-2212 or at


* 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.

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Graduation Announcement Pick-Up

May graduates that ordered their graduation announcement on or before March 14 can pick up their orders in the UE Bookstore at their earliest opportunity.  Those that them to be shipped by or before March 14th should receive their orders via UPS by March 20th.  Any May graduate that still needs a cap and gown or graduation announcement should stop by the Bookstore at their earliest opportunity.

* Reminders to Faculty

Faculty are reminded that Summer Session I & II and Fall 2012 book adoptions are due in the Bookstore.  Also Faculty that need regalia rented for May Graduation should contact the Bookstore as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Extended Deadline for Mortar Board Applications: March 22

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

* FREE – "The Things They Carried" books by Tim O'Brien

The UE Office of Veterans Affairs has 10 copies left!  Please notify Cherie Leonhardt at if you would like one.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the Community Reads events associated with the book throughout April  UE book discussion participants will meet again on April 11 from 4-5 p.m. in Eykamp 252.  Join us!

* Entrepreneurship Fair in SOBA Atrium Today

Students in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration are holding their annual entrepreneurship fair today from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the SOBA atrium. All members of the UE community are welcome to come shop and talk with student business owners at the fair! 

Approximately 50 students are participating, representing 16 student-founded businesses. Their products and services include African jewelry and textiles, custom suits, cupcakes, and candy bouquets.

The fair is part of a two-semester curriculum in entrepreneurship, taught by assistant professor of management Joe Trendowski: During the fall semester, students form a business plan and secure loans for start-up costs. In the spring, they launch and market their business.

* Last Day to Drop Spring Classes – Friday, March 30

Don’t forget that Friday, March 30, is the last day to drop a spring class. Drops will be posted with a ‘W’ grade.  If you need to drop a class, fill out a yellow Add/Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall in Room 106), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, visit the Office of Financial Aid, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30.


* Last Call for Harlaxton College

There’s still time to apply for Harlaxton College for the 2012 five-week Summer Session or for the semester program in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013. Students who submit completed applications for any of these terms by Friday, March 23 will be guaranteed admission so long as they meet admission criteria. 

See further information below.

Summer 2012
The five-week summer session at Harlaxton still has openings in these classes (non-refundable deposit of $250 is due at the time of application).  No applications for the summer session will be considered after March 23 :
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:
The priority application deadline has been extended until Friday March 23rd, 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 has been extended until Friday March 23rd, 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.

Applications and full course information are available at the Study Abroad Office, Room 261 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Questions?  Contact us at or 488.1085. 

* 2012-2013 Andiron Lecture Series Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of your research or expertise for the 2012-2013 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Faculty and administrators from the University campus as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit proposals. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 1.

Please provide the following by email:
A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to: Chris Mohn at

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian at, Wes Milner at, Annette Parks at, John Stamm at, Bill Hemminger at and Chris Mohn (chair).


* UE Announces First Phase of Facilities Master Plan: Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility

This morning, at a news conference in the Ridgway University Center, UE announced the completion of its campus facilities master plan, which will guide the University's building projects and renovations over the next decade. 

“Our strategic plan, adopted in February 2011, called for a comprehensive update of the facilities master plan — determining how to address our existing needs and identifying new facilities that will be essential to our growth as an institution,” said UE President Thomas A. Kazee. “After seeking input from various campus constituencies, we’re very excited to announce the new plan, and we look forward to the ways it will transform the campus environment in coming years.

The plan was developed through an assessment of needs, led by architects with Hafer Associates and Mackey Mitchell Associates, which included interviews and focus group sessions for UE students, faculty members, staff and administrators, and alumni. The most crucial needs that emerged were improved academic buildings; student housing; fitness, recreational, and athletics facilities; and campus environs and streetscapes. 

The first phase of the plan’s implementation will be a men’s and women’s basketball practice facility, the Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility, on the west side of the Carson Center. 

In addition to gymnasiums for the men’s and women’s teams, the practice facility will include players’ lounges and offices for basketball coaching staff. It is the first capital improvement for basketball since the construction of the Carson Center in 1962, and is the first capital improvement to campus athletic facilities since the Charles H. Braun Stadium (baseball) and James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium (softball) opened in 2002.

The need for a practice facility became evident after the men’s and women’s basketball programs moved to the Ford Center. With fewer opportunities to practice on their home court, the teams needed more time in Carson Center facilities, which were already being utilized by other athletics teams. The resulting scheduling challenges showed that  more space is needed to accommodate the full range of athletics, fitness, and recreational activities at UE.

The additional practice gyms will free up the existing Carson Center for other activities, such as intramurals, recreational sports, and non-athletic activities that require gym space. 

The 25,000-square-foot project is expected to break ground in April, with an estimated completion date of mid- to late October. 

More information on the facilities master plan and the Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility is available at


* Volunteers Needed for Homeless Connect!

The Department of Metropolitan Development is in need of 5-10 volunteers to help with the registration tables at the annual Homeless Connect event held on March 22, at the Centre downtown from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  This is a great resume-booster and chance to give back.  For more information or to sign-up, please contact the Office of Community Service Initiatives at by Monday, March 19. 

* Call for Proposals

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.

* ARTstor Digital Library Now Available

Do you need a photograph of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth?  Are you creating a project on pop art and need images by Andy Warhol or Jasper Johns?  Do you want to closely examine the sculpture David by Michelangelo?  The ARTstor Digital Library provides a large array of images for your consideration and it is now available as a permanent subscription at UEL.

The ARTstor Digital Library is a non-profit online digital image library designed to serve educational and scholarly communities with more than one million images on subjects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. ARTstor provides tools and software to search, present, and share digital images both online and offline for research and teaching.  Collections in the Digital Library are continually expanded and updated by collaborating with scholars, museums, photographers, stock photography agencies, and photographic archives in libraries.

Search ARTstor today!   
Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions or comments.

* UE Summer Housing

Students, will you be taking classes in Evansville or staying during the summer to work? If you need summer housing, come by the Office of Residence Life to pick up a summer housing application. UE summer housing will be located in Schroeder Hall. For more information about on-campus summer housing ask the Residence Life staff or visit the summer housing website. Applications for summer housing are due April 20. 


* Photo Contest!

The Department of Foreign Languages would like to invite students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major/minor requirement to submit photos to enter the Annual Foreign Language Department Photo Contest.  If you participated in a foreign language study abroad program for your major/minor requirement in Spring 2011, Summer 2011 or Fall 2011, you may submit up to three photos from your study abroad experience for the contest.  Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to The first place photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office.  Please note that all photos may be shared and/or published with the Office of Study Abroad and University Relations.  Feel free to stop by OH 350 and see the winners from the past, if you like.  You should submit your photos to Foreign Languages at OH 350 by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st , and put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet.  We would love to display all of them on one of our bulletin boards.  If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly at

* ONB Scholarship Opportunity

Old National Bank is accepting applications for its $1,000 Community Matters Scholarship for post-secondary education. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating high school senior or current college student with a Kid$ Start Savings account or ONBU Checking account.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service and provide documentation of this service - including at least one letter of recommendation from organizations served.

For full eligibility information, click here, or contact Old National Bank at 1925 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville at 812-469-7830. The application deadline is March 19.

* 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. 



* Margaret McMullan

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan spoke at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in Chicago March 1. McMullan was a part of the panel “Dual Citizenship; Writing for Young Adults and Adults” with writers Sheila O’Connor, Geoff Herbach and Julie Schumacher. McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.


Sympathy to...

* The Family and Friends of Helen Horn

Helen Horn, daughter of Olmsted Hall namesake Ralph Olmsted and a 30-year employee of the University of Evansville, passed away Wednesday at West Park Rehabilitation Center. She was 76.

Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ralph and Jane Olmsted Scholarship Fund at the University of Evansville. Condolences may be made online at



* Baseball Brings Broncos to Braun for Three

Back at Braun Stadium this weekend, the University of Evansville baseball team will host Western Michigan University for a three-game series beginning Friday at 6:00 p.m. CT. Play will continue Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Saturday’s game will be video streamed free of charge, allowing fans to get a glimpse of AcesTv’s upgrades and high-quality product.


* Softball Splits with Southeast Missouri

The University of Evansville softball team split with Southeast Missouri in today’s doubleheader, winning the night cap in dramatic fashion with a four-run comeback in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Senior Allison Aguilera led the Aces at the plate going 4-for6 on the day with a pair of multi-hit games. Freshman Lauren Lum went 2-for-4 in the nightcap, notching a double and a single before forcing the SEMO throwing error that allowed the winning run to score. Freshman Victoria Dellorto went 3-for-4 in game one, notching three singles in the loss.

The Aces (7-11) will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, this weekend to open Missouri Valley Conference play against Northern Iowa. UE is slated for a doubleheader against the Panthers at noon on Saturday before wrapping up the three game series with a single game on Sunday.

* Speed and Strength Camp

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe Hermes and his nationally certified strength and conditioning staff are holding speed and agility camps for junior high and high school athletes. Aces Speed and Strength Camp is now taking registrations for March and April speed camp dates. Speed and Strength Camp involves “Functional Warm Up, Starting Speed, Stopping Speed, Change of Direction, and Flexibility. This is open to all levels and open to all sports. Sessions are only $10 each and will be held at 6:30 pm on selected dates in March, April and May. Sessions start next week on March 19!  Please call 488-2298 for more information.



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