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Monday, April 2, 2012

* University Closed on Good Friday

The University will be closed on Friday, April 6 in observance of Good Friday.

* Student Congress and SGA Not Meeting on Thursday

The Student Congress and Student Government Association will not be holding a meeting on Thursday, April 5 because of Good Friday. All resolutions (even if they are for more than $1000 dollars) are due to JD Look (jl174@evansville.edu) no later than 5 p.m. on April 11. Have a good break and safe travels!

What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Lenten Collection and Monday Night Dinner

The Newman Club will be in Hyde Hall during the lunch hour today for its annual Lenten collection. This year's collection is for Isaac Miller, the 4-year-old son of UE alumni Matt and Amy Miller. Isaac is battling lymphoblastic lymphoma, and is having a bone marrow transplant today at Riley Children's Hospital. Please be as generous as you can!

Dinner & Discussion tonight at the Newman Center will feature UE alumna Beth Funk teaching us the art of  Pysanki egg decorating. Pysanki is the Ukrainian style of Easter egg design, using wax and dyes to make colorful, symbolic designs. Dinner (chili and cornbread) is served at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
 

* Today, Get Moore Global!

Come and join the Moore Hall RAs and the Office of Study Abroad on Monday, April 2 (today!) at 5:00 p.m. in the Moore Hall Basement! This event will feature presentations from students who have studied abroad, international students, and students who 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!
 

* People's Choice Award Instituted for 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition

The Department of Art is instituting a new People's Choice Award, in conjunction with the annual Student Art Exhibition and they need your help. 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. Your vote could be a tie breaker! The 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery runs through Friday, April 6. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will see amazing student artwork, created by students from many different majors across campus.

 

Upcoming Events

* Blood Drive on April 9

The members of Delta Sigma Pi  are planning a blood drive on April 9 from noon to 6:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center Gym. (Note - previously published flyers for this event have a different location listed for the event - the location has been changed to the Fitness Center Gym)

Please be generous and make a donation at the blood drive!

* Next Meeting of Student Congress on April 12 at Methodist Temple

A reminder that student congress will not be meeting this week because of Easter. The next meeting will be April 12 at Fellowship Hall in Methodist Temple at 5 p.m. Final nominations for officers will take place and voting will occur.

* This Week in Music - First Tuesday Concert Series Offers Variations

April’s First Tuesday concert, to be presented in Wheeler Concert Hall on April 3 at 7:30 p.m., is titled “Variations on a Theme.” The varied program of music from various periods features variation in all its varied forms. The program will open with the two-piano version of Witold Lutos?awski’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini performed by professors Anne Fiedler and Garnet Ungar. Guitarist Renato Butturi will perform one of the earliest variation pieces for guitar, a sixteenth-century “Diferencias” by Spanish composer Luis de Narvaez.  Baritone Jon Truitt will present another aspect of variation in his performance of different settings of the same text by Gabriel Fauré and Ralph Vaughn Williams.  Works by Danish composer Carl Nielsen and the Austrian serialist Anton Webern will be presented by the Harlaxton Woodwind Quintet and pianist Anne Fiedler.  The concert will conclude with a performance of the variation movement from Franz Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet featuring pianist Garnet Ungar and the Department’s string faculty, Carol Dallinger, Brian St. John, Jennifer Wingert, and Lee Veazey.  The concert is free and open to the public.

UE junior music therapy majors Joanna Calahan and Gabe Kinser gave a presentation recently to Deaconess Hospice Volunteers on “Spirituality and Music.” Both students are doing their music therapy practicums at Deaconess Hospice In-patient unit this semester.

* Concrete Artist

The UE Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Aces Concrete Canoe, and the Department of Art are pleased to sponsor a presentation by concrete artist Steven Ochs on Wednesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m in Room 101, Koch Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture, titled "Decorative Concrete: Aesthetic Structure," will explore the variety of artistic modes of expression currently being used. Ochs is one of the country's leading purveyors of concrete art and develops walking murals in concrete that consist of hand-engraved lines and rich penetrating colors that offer an alternative to traditional public art. His clients serve as active members of the project design team and artists on a project are selected from the community. His goal is to create designs that express the interests and values of the communities these art pieces represent. He was selected as Decorative Concrete Project of the Year honoree in 2009 by Concrete Construction magazine.

For more information contact Ralph Larmann (rl29@evansville.edu) or Mark Valenzuela (mv23@evansville.edu).
 

* UE Senior Night - Attention All 2012 Graduating Seniors!

Attention - all 2012 graduating seniors! Please join us for UE Senior Night at the Fox and Hound Grill & Pub on Tuesday, April 24, from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. There will be free pizza, wings, and soft drinks. Enjoy playing pool, shuffleboard, ping pong, darts and watch television on big screen TVs. This event is sponsored by: Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), UE Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and UE Senior Gift Committee. No shuttle service will be available. This event is free. Please register online at www.uealumnionline.com/senior12
 

* Bi-Sci Plant Sale: Herbs and Native Plants

The Bi-Sci Club will be having a plant sale this Tuesday and Wednesday (April 3 and 4)  from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.  The sale will be outside of Ridgway University Center.  The Bi-Sci Club will be selling herbs and native Indiana plants which have been grown by students in the UE greenhouse.  Plants will cost $3 - $5.  These plants will make great additions to your dorm room or garden, so please stop by and support the Bi-Sci Club Plant Sale.

* I-House: United Arab Emirates

Join us this week for I-House: United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Bring your friends, enjoy the complimentary cookies, and learn about this exciting Gulf country.
 

* 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.

* 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.
 

* John Mosbo to Speak at Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, April 4

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs John Mosbo will be the guest speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, April 4. The lecture will be at 4:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. Mosbo will be discussing "UE 2011-2012: A Review of the Year and a Perspective of the Future"

Mosbo joined the University of Evansville as senior vice president for academic affairs on July 1, 2011. He has over 30 years of experience in higher education as a full-time tenured professor, department head, college dean, vice president for academic affairs, vice chancellor for academic affairs, provost, and special advisor to a chancellor. He has served both state and private universities, including an American university in the United Arab Emirates. Mosbo earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and his PhD in inorganic chemistry from Iowa State University. Though he is new to the southern Indiana region, his first academic appointment was in the chemistry department of Ball State University at Muncie, Ind.

A person can develop impressions of a university through websites, publications, telephone conversations, and brief on campus visits. The university, in turn, can develop impressions of a person based on cover letters, vitae, reference checks, background checks, and brief encounters. Both are uncertain what they have gotten themselves into until they have spent time working together. In this presentation, Mosbo will describe the impressions of UE he brought to campus, what he believes he found, the issues he felt needed most immediate attention, the University’s progress on those issues, and what he finds important to ensure a bright future for the University. He leaves to others to consider how impressions of him held up to reality.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.
 

* 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.

* 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 gopurpleaces.com. Please contact Coach Arata at ma112@evansville.edu  or 502.689.4085 with any questions or concerns.

We hope to see you at auditions!
 

* 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 jc313@evansville.edu if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.
 

* UE Winter Guard Call Out Meeting

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 here 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 cg159@evansville.edu
 

* Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Luncheon

The Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Eykamp Hall (room 252) of the Ridgway University Center. Lunch is $14.99 per person (UE students' meals are free). Please RSVP by April 18 at 488-2900 or alumni@evansville.edu. All schoarship applicants must attend.

Info You Should Know

* Interested in Being on Board of Trustees?

Are you interested in being part of the Board of Trustees for the University of Evansville? Are you a graduating senior? If both of these apply to you, then pick up a petition and application from the Student Congress mailbox at the Center of Student Engagement today! Applications are due back to the Student Congress mailbox no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday!
 

* Writing Center Closed Easter Weekend

In observance of Easter weekend, the Writing Center will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, and open again for normal operating hours at noon on Monday, April 9.
 

* Libraries Announces Easter Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Easter Recess.

•  Thursday, April 5:   7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•  Friday, April 6:         CLOSED
•  Saturday, April 7:   CLOSED
•  Sunday, April 8:      CLOSED
•  Monday, April 9    Resume Regular Hours


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

* Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2012-13 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1.  Decisions will be announced by August 1.   

Applications may be emailed to financialaid@evansville.edu; or JL25@evansville.edu

 

* Save the Date: Campus Forum on Integrated Marketing

As part of the University's strategic plan, "Transforming Tomorrow: Our Students, Our University, Our World," UE contracted with Stamats, a well regarded higher education consulting firm, to evaluate how UE is perceived internally and externally.  Stamats has produced an “integrated marketing” report that President Kazee would like to share with the campus community.  Accordingly, all members of the campus community are invited to an open forum from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, April 9 in Eykamp 251-252 to learn the contents of the report and to engage in conversation about how best to communicate the value of a UE education. 

* On-Campus Summer Job Update

If you have applied for an on-campus job this summer, watch your UE email for an update from the Office of Financial Aid in mid-April.
 

* 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 (eb143@evansville.edu), Rebecca Kish (rk105@evansville.edu), or Cara Fabrocini (cf107@evansville.edu) by Wednesday, April 4.
 

* Parking Changes

Due to the construction of the 5/3 Bank Athletic Practice Facility, the following changes in Campus Parking will occur beginning Monday, April 9, 2012. 

All cars must be moved prior to April 9.  (That’s the Monday following Easter Break)


Schroeder Parking LotLimited spaces will be available along the rear of Schroeder – reserved for Blue permits only. 
All parking to the east and front of the building will be unavailable. 
*If you won’t be here for Easter Break, and usually park in the Schroeder lot, please plan to relocate your vehicle.

Lot N  (across from Moore Hall)
Parking available for all permits except Yellow or Brown.


South end of Lot A  (behind the Schroeder Family School of Business)Parking available for commuter students/Red permits only.

North end of Lot A  (behind the Schroeder Family School of Business)
Parking available for employees/Green permits only. 


All permits are accepted in the lots below:  Lot O (armory lot)
  Lot P (Olive and Rotherwood)
  Lot Q (Frederick and Weinbach)
  Lot H (behind the tennis courts). 

Note:  All signs regarding special designated spaces will remain in effect
(i.e. Green permit only spaces, handicap parking, loading zones, etc.)
 

* Need Financial Aid for Summer Courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a Financial Aid Summer Preliminary Application, available from the Office of Financial Aid. We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.

 

* 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:  www.evansville.edu/summersessions 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.  
 

* 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. 


 

Athletics

* Aces Fall 2-1 to Bradley In Extras

An error and a squeeze bunt in the eighth inning is all that it took for Bradley to win the series as the University of Evansville softball team fell in a 2-1 heartbreaker against the Braves today. With the loss, the Aces (9-22) drop to 2-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Braves improve to 3-6.

Sophomore Katie Sears led UE at the plate, going 2-for-4 on the day as she collected her third double of the season. Sophomore Taylor Perry got the start for UE, giving up one run on six hits while striking out four Bradley batters. Junior reliever Sarah Patterson (6-10) was tagged with the tough-luck loss, allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out three batters in the final 2.1 innings of play.

The Aces will next take the field on Friday night, traveling to Normal, Ill., for a three-game series against Illinois State.  Due to Easter Sunday, the series will consist of a single game Friday at 5:00 p.m. before the standard doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.

The third inning was the only inning during regulation that saw scoring action from either bench. Evansville struck first in the top of the frame, as sophomore Niki Rahming led off with a single to left field. Junior Alicia Betancur replaced Rahming at first as Rahming was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice. Sears then cranked a double to left center to give UE runners on the corners for junior Tamara Robey. Robey grounded out to third, but the Betancur managed to score on the play, giving UE the 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the inning.
But the Braves wasted no time answering the Aces’ rally, as Alex Chandler led off the inning with a solo homerun to quickly even up the game at 1-all.

Both sides remained scoreless through the rest of regulation as the game was pushed into extra innings. With the Aces unable to manufacture a run in the top of the eighth, Bradley capitalized on a UE fielding error to put leadoff batter Alyson Clemente on base. Mariah Cole, who was entered as a pinch runner for Clemente, then stole second and third before an intentional walk put runners on the corners for Bradley. Chandler then laid down a squeeze bunt to safely score Cole as the game ended in a 2-1 Bradley win. 


 

* Women's Golf Set For Belmont Invitational

The Belmont Invitational will mark the next event for the Purple Aces women’s golf team as they will travel to Nashville for the tournament set for Monday and Tuesday.

Evansville is one of seven schools participating, joining Austin Peay, Belmont, Lipscomb, Tennessee Tech, Trevecca and UAB.  Eighteen holes will be played each day at Old Hickory Country Club with a par of 71 and yardage of 6,044. 

Monday’s action begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. while the final round on Tuesday is set for a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.

The ladies are coming off of a second-place outing at the Butler Invitational.  Freshman Cathy Doyle finished second overall to lead the Aces, who finished three shots ahead of Eastern Washington to finish behind only the host Bulldogs.

Doyle led after the opening round of action, but came up two shots short of medalist Michele Nash of Butler.  Lauren Ellerman and Sydney Skiles came back with top 20 finishes while Alyssa Key came in 21st place.

After the trip to Nashville, the women have just two more spring tournaments remaining.  Evansville will travel to the Indiana Invitational on April 14 before heading north to Terre Haute for the State Farm MVC Championship on April 23 and 24.
 

* Freeland Shuts Out Creighton, 1-0, As Aces Win Series

Senior Trentt Copeland roped his first home run of the season and sixth long-ball of his career to lead off the top of the fifth inning, representing the only run of the ballgame Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park as the University of Evansville topped Creighton, 1-0, to win the series 2-1. Freshman southpaw Kyle Freeland tossed the complete game shutout, scattering just three hits, allowed one walk, and struck out six.

The series win marks UE’s first over the Jays since 2006, as the Aces improve to 18-10 on the season and 3-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Creighton falls to 12-13 overall and 1-5 in the MVC.

Throwing a perfect game into the fifth inning, Freeland (2-3) allowed just one hit per inning in the fifth, sixth, and seventh, and ended the game in style with a punch out.

Creighton starter Shane Liska (0-1) took the loss, dueling with Freeland through the first four frames. Liska allowed just a solo home run to Copeland, four hits, a walk, and struck out five. Nick Musec and Reese McGraw came out of the pen for CU, allowing just one hit in the final four innings.

Copeland led the Aces with his 2-for-4 performance as UE recorded five hits on the afternoon

The Aces are back in action Tuesday when they travel SIU Edwardsville for a non-conference contest before resuming Valley play next weekend at Southern Illinois.
 

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