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Friday, March 23, 2012

* Correction for International Banquet & Variety Show Time

Flush Flash incorrectly states the time of the International Banquet on Saturday, March 24 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The correct event time is 5-7:30 p.m.


* The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For Survey

The University of Evansville is once again participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.

This particular program is designed to survey a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty and administrators.

If you are included in this random sample, you will have received an e-mail by the end of this week, encouraging you to take part in this survey.

If you receive the invitation, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The deadline to complete it is Friday, April 13.  You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so please take the time to share your feedback. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, UE will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.

This is an anonymous survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback is critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by
ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.

Thank you in advance for your participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of those who work at UE.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Himstedt, director of university relations at


Upcoming Events

* 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 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 PM on Friday, March 30.

* SAB Presents: Preston Pugmire

Have plans for next Tuesday (March 27)? Now you do! Come to Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center at 8 p.m. to see Preston Pugmire! Electronic floor pedals allow Preston to record anything he plays live, and then layer multiple sounds on top of it, creating an entire song from scratch.  Hope to see you there!

* MESCON 2012 Is Saturday!

The UE Community is invited to 2012 MESCON (Math, Engineering, Science Conference) on Saturday, March 24, in Koch Center. This annual conference celebrates undergraduate scientific research and engineering design from excellent colleges and universities in the Midwestern region. Starting at 8:15 a.m., students will give oral and poster presentations in areas ranging from biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Please come hear student presentations and see poster presentations. MESCON Committee members are Dr. Cris Hochwender, Dr. Dick Blandford, Dr. John Layer (MESCON Chair), Dr. Deborah Hwang, Dr. Chris Tweddle, Dr .John Stamm, Dr. Arlen Kaufman, and Dr. Lora Becker. Special thanks to Donald and Carol Tevault for their support this year.


* Got Caught Red Handed? Henna Fundraiser

On Friday, March 30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, come join the creative and cultural fun! Henna tattoos for all! This event is open to the public. Standard henna designs will be $5. All donations will go to When the Saints, a nonprofit organization that has the goal of building a safe house for girls in Malawi. This is a part of the Global Poverty Awareness Benefit Battle of the Bands being put on by Asian Culture Club and Student Activities Board on April 13. For more information, contact Cyril Patra ( Learn more about When the Saints at


* UET Costume Shop Sale

Help the UE Theatre Department clean out their stock! The Costume Shop Sale will take place: Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in the May Studio Lobby in Hyde Hall. Cash and checks only!!

* Golf Classic

Chi Omega's Annual Golf Classic benefiting Albion Fellows Bacon Center will be held Saturday March 31 at Walther's Golf-N-Fun. Tee times start at 10:00 a.m. and will consist of teams of four at $10/person. Questions? Contact

* Colleges Against Cancer

On March 31 UE and USI students will be participating in their annual Relay for Life. Donations can be made at All of the money raised will go to research and other services that are sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Your help is appreciated by so many! For questions please contact,


* Exercise and Sports Science Forum

The Exercise and Sports Science Forum is being held on Wednesday March 28 in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 6-7:30 p.m. A panel of professionals will offer students a chance to learn more about a specific field of interest. 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. There will be plenty of time for questions from students, and it offers students a chance for networking as well as education. Register in Pam Young's office (Room 219, Graves Hall) by Friday, March 23!  We hope to see you there.

* Dance Team Audition

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team invites all eligible students to audition for the Dance Team for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions will be held on April 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first day of auditions will consist of learning a short, choreographed dance and practicing technique. The second day will consist of showing examples of required technique, preforming the choreographed routine, showcasing 1 minute of original original choreography to music (this should be prepared prior to auditions), and a short interview. Auditions will be held in the Small Gym of the Carson Center.

Information about the 2012-2013 season will be provided at the call out meeting on April 16 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 113 of the Carson Center.

A private or video audition may be arranged if needed and will be allowed at the discretion of the coaching staff.

There is a $20 audition fee. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing during auditions. Footwear is required.

More information is available at Please contact Coach Arata at  or 502.689.4085 with any questions or concerns.

We hope to see you at auditions!

* Salsa Dance Workshop

Spanish Club is having a Salsa Dance Workshop this Friday, March 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.! The first 25 people to sign up by emailing will attend for free, otherwise the cost is $5. No previous experience or dance parter required. The workshop is located at the Heidi Garza Dance Studio 2022 Center Drive, next to Wesselman's Supermarket.  Wear comfortable clothing and leather sole shoes.  Running shoes, rubber sole footwear, and flip-flops are not advisable for Latin dancing.  Feel free to bring your friends and enjoy the dancing!


* Sign Up for Teeter-Totter-a-thon

The Lambda Chi Alpha annual Teeter Totter-a-Thon is set for March 23-25. This event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The group will be teeter-tottering at Hooters on Lincoln Avenue on Friday, March 23 from 4-10 p.m., and will then move the event back to the chapter house for the rest of the weekend. There wiil be a table set up in Ridgway University Center for ride time sign-ups and t-shirt sales from Monday March 19 to Wednesday March 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. T-Shirts and women's tank tops are $15 each. For more information or to make donations please contact Chris Jensen at


* Lunch & Learn Spring Session – Saving, Spending & Investing-Putting the Plan into Action

At the Lunch & Learn Session set for April 11, the topic will be  "Saving, Spending & Investing - Putting The Plan Into Action. "  Easy ways that singles and couples can create their own financial plan for the future will be discussed. The session will begin at noon and end at 12:50 p.m. and will take place in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend this free (bring your lunch) session presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory. Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.

* Annual Student Art Exhibition

The Department of Art would like to announce the 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.  The Student Exhibition runs through Friday, April 6. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will see some amazing student artwork, much of which is for sale. This year The Department of Art is instituting a new People's Choice Award and you are all invited to participate. Stop by the Peterson Gallery, view the Exhibition and then fill out a ballot for your favorite piece of artwork. At the conclusion of the Exhibition, the ballots will be tallied and the award determined. One vote per person please.

* International Banquet & Variety Show Set for Tomorrow!

The annual International Banquet & Variety Show is TOMORROW, March 24, from 5-7:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Join the International Club for this exciting event and enjoy homemade food, performances and a vibrant fashion show you won't want to miss! Tickets will be sold at the door: Students $8, Adults $15

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Bookstore Nike Sale

During the week of March 26-31 come to the Bookstore and save 20% OFF any NIKE merchandise purchases.  This includes any shorts, tees, caps, and sweatshirts all during the week.  Items already on clearance or markdown are excluded from additional discounts.  So look for the SWOOSH and save all during the week.  Sale ends on Saturday, March 31.

* Photo Contest Deadline Extended to March 28

Please send your photos in soon!!  The Department of Foreign Languages has invited 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.  Photos may be submitted by email to, or printed photos (no larger than 4 x 6) may be submitted to the Foreign Languages office at OH 350 (put your name and place on back of the photo or on a separate sheet).  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.  Submit photos through WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th.

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Trial Access to ScienceDirect Health and Life Sciences

Do you need to locate the article on rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) co-authored by Kyle Kiesel and Frank Underwood?  Do you need other articles on pain management in a hospice setting or humor therapy used with hospitalized children? UEL has trial access to the Health and Life Sciences component of Science Direct for several weeks and during this time these articles are easily identified and accessible.

Content of Science Direct includes:

• more than 2,500 journals
• more than nine million full text, peer-reviewed articles
• articles immediately available after peer-review and before
printed versions are issued
• more than 10,000 books
• related articles and “cited by” references

Currently UEL subscribes to one portion of ScienceDirect –the Physical Science and Engineering section. Trial access to Health and Life Sciences is available until April 19; your comments about this resource assist in determining the possibility of adding a subscription to the Libraries’ databases at some future date.

Explore ScienceDirect Health and Life Sciences.  Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White (  with questions or comments about Science Direct.


* Announcement Pick Up

May graduates who ordered their graduation announcements before March 22 and requested to have them picked up in the UE Bookstore can do so now at any time. Announcements ordered for shipment before March 22 have been shipped via UPS. Graduates, there is still time to pick up your cap and gown and/or order announcements but please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore

* Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards”.  These awards will be presented at the 19th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 18, at 7:00 p.m. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program.  These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.  The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2012.  Please click the following link to download a nomination form:

Nomination forms are also available in the Dean of Students Office, Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center.  If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at extension 2500. Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements. 


* Online Summer Courses Available

Need to take a summer class to graduate, lighten your class load next year or get that class out of the way without the pressure of a full load?  A University of Evansville summer class can be your summer solution. Visit UE’s website at: to take a look at courses being offered and taught by UE faculty during Summer I and Summer II.  Visiting students can contact the Center for Adult Education Department in Room 205, Olmsted Hall, or call 812-488-2981 to ask questions or register.  

* 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 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. 




* Baseball Opens Valley Schedule v. Sycamores

The University of Evansville baseball team opens up Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, hosting Indiana State for a three-game series that begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. CT. The Aces take a 14-7 non-conference record, their best mark since the 2007 season, into the Valley schedule. Indiana State has also done very well in out-of-league play with an MVC-best 17-4 mark. The Sycamores enter the weekend riding a 12-game winning streak.

* Evansville SAAC To Hold Orange Leaf Day Friday

The University of Evansville Student Athlete Advisory Committee will be holding an Orange Leaf Day this coming Friday, March 23.

Anyone who prints the above coupon and brings it to the Orange Leaf located at 701 N. Burkhardt Road on Friday and purchases a Froyo will have $1 given to the SAAC’s Relay For Life effort.  The Relay For Life event is being held on March 31 and is being run by the American Cancer Society.

"We are really excited to have this opportunity to fundraise with Orange Leaf,” women’s tennis player Kelsey Costales said.  “We hope that this event will help us to raise money for our team and the fight against cancer, as well as give everyone a good excuse to eat frozen yogurt!"

Aces teams represented in the event will be volleyball, tennis, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and men’s soccer.

To find out more about the SAAC’s team relay, please click here






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