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Thursday, March 29, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Condom Olympics

Sexual Health Awareness 2012 continues today. Come see AOPi, CHIO, SAE, and FIJI battle it out in Condom Olympics at 4 p.m. today in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center!  All spectators are welcome!

* RSA Elections

Elections for positions on the Resident Students Association executive board will be taking place on AceLink starting Thursday, March 29, and running through Saturday, March 31. The candidates are: Nina Weiss and Chantal Miller for secretary; Tyler Arnzen, Brodie Gress, and Hope Mills for treasurer; Jamison Heard and Elizabeth McConnell for vice president; and Nathaniel McIntyre and Tyler Best for president. Vote, and have your voice heard.

* Free HIV/AIDS Testing

As a part of Sexual Health Awareness Day on March 29, free HIV/AIDS testing will be provided to students from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This process is confidential. Simply call the Health Center and provide your birthday in order to schedule an appointment. When you arrive at your appointment, you will be called by that day, thus protecting your identity. The number for the Health Center is  (812) 488-2033. Please also attend our own event, Condom Olympics, on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Attend these events and earn points for your group on campus to win a prize!  

* Wahnita DeLong Reading Planned for This Thursday

Author Patricia Henley will be the speaker at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour Wahnita DeLong Reading on Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Henley is the author of two novels, In the River Sweet (Pantheon, 2002) and Hummingbird House (MacMurray & Beck, 1999), which was a finalist for the National Book Award as well as The New Yorker Fiction Prize. She is also the author of four collections of short stories, including Friday Night at Silver Star (Graywolf, 1968), recipient of The Montana First Book Award, and, most recently, Other Heartbreaks (Engine Books, 2011). Henley has taught in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Purdue University since 1987, and she is currently working on a series of linked stories that take place in Chicago and a novel that is set in Mississippi.



Upcoming Events

* May 2012 Graduates

May 2012 graduates – you are cordially invited to attend a gathering of the Class of 2012 with President Thomas A. Kazee. The event will take place Wednesday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to noon in Neu Chapel.

Before the commencement ceremonies in May, President Kazee would like to speak to the Class of 2012 and express his gratitude, congratulations, and promise for the future. This will be a private gathering consisting of only President Kazee and members of the graduating class with no other faculty, staff, or administrators present.

Join Dr. Kazee and fellow classmates at this special event. Attendance is not mandatory but highly encouraged. For more information, please call Monica Spencer at 812-488-4065.

* Catholic Mass this Sunday to Begin at Front Oval

In honor of Palm Sunday, the 1:00 Mass on Sunday will begin with a procession with palms from the front oval near the flagpole (weather permitting). Those attending should come directly to the front oval, where the blessing and distribution of palms will take place.

The congregation will then go in procession to Neu Chapel, where the Mass will continue, including the reading of Saint Mark's Passion. Father Tony Ernst, pastor of three Catholic parishes in Gibson County (north of Evansville), will be the celebrant, and UE students will be the other liturgical ministers. Everyone is welcome!

* Palm/Passion Sunday this Sunday in Neu Chapel, Holy Week Schedule

Join us at the doors of Neu Chapel as we commemorate Palm/Passion Sunday this week at University Worship, 10:30 a.m. Special music includes electric guitar, keyboard, and percussion in a unique prelude to the palm procession. Students and faculty will be leading us in the liturgy; University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman preaching "Preparing for the Worst."

Holy Thursday Service of Tenebrae or “Darkness” at 9 p.m. in Neu Chapel, Thursday, April 5. The service will commemorate the Last Supper and Crucifixion of Jesus based on the accounts written in the Gospels. Make plans now to participate in this unique service of music, images, and the spoken word.  All are welcome.

Easter Sunday, April 8, 10:30 a.m; The service will celebrate the Festival of the Resurrection with special music including a student-led brass quartet, percussion, and a little Easter jazz.

* Think Outside the Lunch Box to Discuss "U.S. Health Care: The Facts Behind the Fight"

In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Two years later, the health care reform legislation remains a national controversy, and its constitutionality was debated this week in the Supreme Court.

The University of Evansville’s Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series will conclude for the 2011-12 academic year with “U.S. Health Care: The Facts Behind the Fight,” a presentation by William B. Stroube, director and professor of health services administration.

Stroube will speak at noon on Thursday, April 5, in the Blue & Gold Room on the first floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters in Downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

“Through all of the public discourse about recent legislation, it’s important for Americans to keep certain facts in mind about our country’s health care system,” said Stroube. “For example, many people say they want the government to stay out of health care, but they may not realize that the government pays for almost half of all health care costs in the nation through programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Veterans Affairs. Furthermore, our per-capita health care spending far exceeds other developed countries, and many argue the care may not be as good.”

“By comparing and contrasting the U.S. health care system with other countries’ systems,” Stroube added, “I hope to provide some information that is missing in the national dialogue over the current legislation.”

UE’s Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series is in its second year and is typically held the first Thursday of every month. After a summer break, the 2012-13 series will resume in October.

* Get Moore Global!

Come and join the Moore Hall RAs and the Office of Study Abroad on Monday, April 2 at 5:00 pm in the Moore Hall Basement!  This event will feature student presentations from students that have studied abroad, students that are international students, and students that will study abroad and are currently going through that process. There will also be fun games and activities!  The Office of Study Abroad, along with the students, will also be available to answer any questions you may have about the study abroad process!  The event is informative, fun, and free so come on out!


* UE Winter Guard Call Out Meeting Set for April 4

On April 4 in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, there will be a call out meeting for the Winter Guard that was started this year at UE. All students who are interested are welcome to come to the meeting. You do NOT need to have any previous guard experience to join! Coming to the meeting does not commit you to the group, it is just for information. The meeting will be held at 9 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Director of the Winter Guard Crystal Goodwin at

* Ethics Lecture on Religious Activism for Living Wage Movement

For the University of Evansville's third annual Ethics Lecture, Dr. Melissa Snarr, associate dean and associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt Divinity School, will present "Jesus was a Low Wage Worker: Religious Activism for Living Wages."

Her lecture will take place Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Vectren Lecture Hall (KC 100), and is free and open to the public.

In 1994, a coalition of Baltimore churches initiated a campaign that would change the face of the worker justice organizing in the United States. Since then, over 150 cities have passed living wage ordinances in an effort to counter the growing phenomenon of "working poverty." Religious activists have offered important resources to this successful movement through their ethical framing, racial bridge-building, and ritualized protests. This lecture will explore lessons (both positive and negative) from the activism of people of faith in the movement.

The Ethics Lecture Series, sponsored by UE's Department of Philosophy and Religion, brings ethicists from both religious and philosophical backgrounds to explore questions of value, justice, responsibility and meaning in the realm of human conduct and the moral life. Lecturers examine significant ethical issues in the contemporary world and ways in which moral reflection might be brought to bear on them. The series is intended to bring focus to the study and practice of ethics among our students and the larger community.

* 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,



Info You Should Know

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: Annual Reviews

If you are beginning your research paper and want to see the most discussed articles on your topic or if you want to stay abreast of new research or trends in a particular field, look no further than Annual Reviews.  It provides electronic access to eight nonprofit, scientific journals.  Annual Review subjects provided by the library include Biochemistry, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Environment and Resources, Immunology, Plant Biology, Psychology and Sociology.  Users can either browse individual journals or use the advanced search function to search for particular topics. 

Content of Annual Reviews includes:
*  Biochemistry, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Environment and Resources, Immunology, Plant Biology, Psychology and Sociology.
*Review of important articles in given fields, how they have impacted research and written in a narrative style
* Browse and search interfaces
* Non-profit scientific journals

Explore Annual Reviews

Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions about Annual Reviews.


* Students in Leadership Looking for Models

Students in Leadership is looking for six girls and six guys interested in being models for its runway show on April 16. Models would need to be available for a run-through Sunday afternoon on April15 and Monday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. If you are interested please contact Liz Bracewell (, Rebecca Kish (, or Cara Fabrocini ( by Wednesday, April 4.

* 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 p.m. on Friday, March 30.


* Still Looking for Classes? Check out Archaeology and Art History Offerings!

The Department of Archaeology and Art History offers a number of courses of interest to students across campus. Several courses fulfill General Education and other requirements.

Summer Session I
ARTH 209: Survey of Art II – Online, Fulfills Gen Ed Creative Dimension requirement

Fall 2012
ARCH 206: Near Eastern Archaeology – TTh 1:15
ARCH 320: Viking Archaeology – MWF 8:00
ARCH 415: Women in Antiquity – TTh 2:45, Fulfills Gender and Women’s Studies requirement
ARTH 208: Survey of Art I – MWF 11:00, Fulfills Gen Ed Creative Dimension requirement
ARTH 389: 20th Century Art – MWF 1:00
ID 250: Myths of the Greeks – MWF 11:00

Contact Dr. Jennie Ebeling ( for more information.

* Attention Faculty and Administrators:

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards are presented during Commencement and are the highest awards given by the University.  One male and one female senior are selected annually for these awards. Selection is based on the following criteria:

• demonstrated leadership
• academic achievement 
• future contribution to society

To nominate students, please contact Karen Martin at km306 and request a nomination form.  The form will be emailed to you for your convenience.  The completed application form should be returned to the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students no later than Monday, April 2, 2012.

* 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).




* Walayet A. Khan

Walayet A. Khan, professor of Finance, and Joao Vieito, professor of finance, Polytechnic Institute of Vianna do Castlo, Portugal, published a paper titled, "Executive Compensation and Gender: S&P 1500 Listed Firms" in the most recent issue of the Journal of Economics and Finance , 2012, Vol 36.

The authors find that the gender gap in executive compensation is reducing essentially after the year 2000. Firms continue to pay women, who are considered more risk averse than men, a similar proportion of risky compensation components, such as stock options and restricted stocks, than they pay to men. In terms of technology firms, they find that the gender differences in total compensation are not statistically significant. The study offers insight into recent data for executive compensation. The finding that the gender gap diminishes is a sign of a better functioning market for executives. The findings could be potentially useful for compensation committees in order to develop compensation packages that take into consideration the degree of risk aversion in order to enhance performance. Compensation adjusted for risk aversion can produce a higher level of satisfaction for the employees and can lead to better performances. Future research should focus on international comparison of various dimensions of executive compensation.

* Dale Edwards

Professor of Biology Dale Edwards has been selected as president-elect of the Indiana Academy of Science. The society was founded in 1885 and promotes scientific research, the distribution of scientific information, improved education in the sciences and engineering, and cooperation among scientists, especially in Indiana. Edwards will assume his responsibilities June 1.




* No. 12 Mizzou Takes Two From Aces

The University of Evansville softball team fell twice to No. 12 University of Missouri in today’s doubleheader. The Aces lost a close 4-2 decision in game one before the Tigers took the nightcap by a final score of 7-0.

Senior Allison Aguilera went 2-for-4 on the day, notching a single in each game while also batting in a run. Junior Tamara Robey also tallied hits in both halves of the doubleheader, ending the day 2-for-7.

The Aces (8-20) will return to Missouri Valley Conference action this weekend, traveling to Peoria, Ill, to take on the Bradley Braves in a three-game series.

The Aces started hot in game one, quickly putting runners on the corners as sophomore Katie Sears led off with a walk before moving over to third on a bunt single by Robey. Robey then attempted her eighth stolen base of the season, which would have scored Sears from third, but Robey was called out for leaving the bag early, putting one out on the board while Sears was called back to the base. Mizzou starter Kristin Nottleman then retired the next two batters, stranding Sears as the Aces ended the inning scoreless.

But Evansville managed a two-out rally in the top of the second, taking advantage of three walks and a Tiger error to push a run across and take a 1-0 lead. Freshman Victoria Dellorto hit a two-out chopper to Nottleman, who overthrew the bag to allow Dellorto to advance to second on the error. Junior Alicia Betancur and Aguilera followed with back-to-back walks to load the bases and bring Sears to the plate. Sears was able to take the count to full before Nottleman issued her third consecutive walk to bring home Dellorto as UE took the 1-0 lead.

The Tigers quickly answered in the bottom of the frame, as Brianna Corwin hit a two-out single to left field to score Angela Randazzo, who had reached base on a lead-off walk.

Tied at 1-all, Mizzou’s leadoff Corrin Genovese delivered a double to left-center to start the bottom of the third. After moving to third on a sacrifice bunt, Genovese was able to cross the plate on a throwing error by UE catcher Halie Malone, as Malone tried to pick off Nicole Hudson as she stole second. Hudson, who had reached base on a walk, was later brought home on a single by Randazzo, giving the Tigers the 3-1 advantage going into the top of the fourth.
The Aces’ cut the Tigers’ lead in half in the top of the sixth after Dellorto laid down a perfectly place bunt for a single. Dellorto moved over to second on a groundout by Betancur before making it all the way home on a single up the middle by Aguilera. 

A lead-off walk and an error to start the bottom of the sixth quickly put runners in scoring position with no outs for Mizzou. Another walk loaded the bases before reliever Emily Morris forced an infield pop-up. With one out, Jenna Martson was able to score on an infield grounder before the Aces closed the inning, the Tigers leading 4-2.

The Aces couldn’t respond in the top of the seventh, as the Tigers went on to secure the win in game one.
Kendall Kautz was tagged with the loss, allowing just four hits and three runs in 4.0 innings of work. Morris ended the game allowing a hit and a run while fanning one Mizzou batter in 2.0 innings.

Game two was locked in a pitcher’s duel, as both teams were held to just one hit going into the bottom of the fourth inning. But the Mizzou offense exploded for four hits in the bottom of the fourth, one of which was a three-run homerun off the bat of Kelsea Roth. The blast scored Genovese and Marston, who reached on a single and a walk, respectively. Despite the Tigers homerun, UE was able to get out of a bases-loaded jam to avoid any further damage, but Mizzou carried the 3-0 lead into the top of the fith.

The Tigers added another run in the bottom of the fifth, as Ashley Fleming hit a solo homerun over the right field wall to improve Mizzou’s lead to 4-0.

Another three-run homer, this one delivered by Rachel Hay, in the bottom of the sixth pushed the Tigers’ lead to 7-0.
Mizzou’s pitching staff was able to hold the Aces’ scoreless on the board, taking game two by a final score of 7-0.

Junior Sarah Patterson took the loss giving up four runs on six hits in 4.1 innings on the mound. Sophomore Taylor Perry tossed the last 1.2 innings in relief, allowing three runs on four hits in the relief effort.


* Salukis Down Aces Tennis In MVC Opener

Evansville freshman Natasha James picked up a singles win, but it was Southern Illinois who came out victorious, downing the UE tennis team, 6-1, on Wednesday.

James picked up her win (6-3, 5-7, 6-2) over Jennifer Dien of SIU.  With the loss, the Aces drop to 9-5 and 0-1 in the league while Southern Illinois jumps to 10-2 and 1-0 in the MVC.

SIU jumped out to the early lead after doubles play.  James and Dora Kotsiou fell to Melanie Delsart and Korey Love (8-6) while Kelsey Costales and Emily Richardson lost to Natasha Tomishima and Jennifer Dien by a final of 8-3.

Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz held on for a close 9-8 win over the duo of Anita Lee and Anastacia Simons.

Three singles matches went to three sets, but none fell the way of the Aces.  In the second flight, Dzakula lost a hard-fought match to Lee, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.  Gaby Fifer fell to Ariadna Cairo Baza (6-2, 3-6, 10-4) while Costales lost (2-6, 6-2, 6-0).

Also falling in singles were Kotsiou (6-3, 6-0) and Mina Milovic (6-3, 6-4).

Evansville will be back in action in nine days, traveling to Creighton on April 6.  The road trip continues the next day at Wichita State before UE returns home the next weekend to square off against Northern Iowa and Drake.

* Aces Baseball Shuts Out Lipscomb, 5-0

Ryan Billo, Jake Naumann, and Josh Biggs combined for a five-hit shutout Wednesday evening, as the University of Evansville baseball team topped Lipscomb University, 5-0, at Braun Stadium. The Aces will take a 16-9 overall record into this weekend’s Valley affair at Creighton, while the Bison fall to 10-16 on the season. The shutout marks the first for the Aces this season.

Throwing a no-hitter into the fifth frame, Billo (4-0) scattered just three hits in six and two thirds innings, while striking out three. Out of the pen, Naumann hurled 1.1 frames, striking out two, while Biggs closed the game in the ninth. Both relievers permitted just one hit apiece.

Junior Chris Pearson piloted the Aces’ offense with his 3-for-3 performance at the plate with a run scored. Classmate Andy Lasher also logged a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with two runs batted in.

A pitcher’s duel through the first four frames, Evansville broke the stalemate in the fifth as Eric Stamets sparked the Aces’ bats with a leadoff double to left-centerfield. Moving over to third on Tim Bodine’s sacrifice bunt, Jake Mahon scored Stamets on his sacrifice fly to left for a 1-0 lead.

After Lipscomb starter Chris Nunn (0-2) issued two walks in the sixth, Pearson and Lasher connected for back-to-back singles off reliever Jordan Zelhart to make it a 2-0 lead for Evansville.

In the eighth, UE added three more runs of insurance, as Kevin Kaczmarski led off with a single to right and Copeland reached on a throwing error, allowing Kaczmarski to make it all the way home. With one out, Pearson and Lasher lined consecutive singles again off Tyler Burstrom, and Copeland came around to score on Lasher’s blooper into right field. Stamets capped the scoring for the night with an RBI groundout to the shortstop, plating Pearson for a 5-0 advantage.

The Aces return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, traveling to Omaha, Neb. to take on Creighton University at TD Ameritrade Park. UE owns a 1-2 mark in the MVC while the Bluejays are 0-3 after the first week of league games. The three-game series begins Friday at 6:00 p.m..



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