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Tuesday, April 3, 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 ( no later than 5 p.m. on April 11. Have a good break and safe travels!


What's Happening Today

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, April 11 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* John Hostettler to Speak on Campus

Former US Congressman John Hostettler will be speaking at UE on Wednesday, April 4 at 4 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. His speech, titled “An American Foreign Policy”, will deal with his vote in opposition to the invasion of Iraq and his belief that such invasions stand in contrast to the overwhelming history of American foreign policy.

John Hostettler served Indiana’s 8th congressional district (which included Evansville) from 1995-2007. During his time in office, Hostettler served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee. Hostettler was one of six Republicans to vote against the invasion of Iraq, standing in opposition to his party’s leadership as well as President Bush.

Since leaving Congress, Hostettler authored a book, “Nothing for the Nation: Who Got What Out of Iraq” detailing the motives of US political leaders for removing Saddam Hussein from power. In 2010, Hostettler ran in the Republican Primary for the US Senate, losing to the eventual Senator Dan Coats. Congressman Hostettler has also founded the Constitution Institute, to promote a greater understanding of the United States Constitution and provide an education in the practical application of Constitutional principles with the goal of producing citizen-statesmen.

This event will be hosted by Aces for Liberty. If you have any questions, find us on Facebook or contact Collin Jamieson at

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting

All students welcome to attend the upcoming Physical Therapy Club Meeting - both undergraduates and graduates. The meeting will be in Room 104, Graves Hall,  at 12 p.m. on April 11.

We will be discussing club requirements, events, and opportunities for the semester.

Benefits for participating in PT club include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to PT students
• Opportunities to hear guest lecturers
• Community service opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA and Indiana APTA events
• Fellowship and Mentoring from upperclassmen who have "been there, done that" in the DPT and PTA curriculum

If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, please email Club President Jennifer Murphy at

* 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.

* 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 ( or Mark Valenzuela (

* 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!

* 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.

* TIAA-CREF Retirement Planning Seminar

TIAA-CREF will be conducting a Financial Education Seminar for employees on Thursday, April 12 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.

This seminar may help you understand and achieve your long-term financial goals by discussing:
• Assessing your financial priorities
• Determining how much you need to save
• Evaluating factors that impact your retirement
•  Identifying products that help meet your needs
• Choosing appropriate investments

For more information, please go to:

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

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


* 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.

* 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

* Found - Purple Cloth Bag

A purple cloth bag was found in Room 202 in Hyde Hall last week. Call Brenda at 488-2520 or go to Room 205 in Hyde Hall if this is yours.

* Attention Faculty and Administrators - Deadline for Outstanding Senior Service Award Nominations

Attention faculty and administrators - the deadline is approaching for the Outstanding Senior Service Award nominations. The deadline is April 9.

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  open the nomination form at this link
or contact  Karen Martin at to request a nomination form via e-mail. Once you’ve signed the application, give it to the student you are nominating so they can attach the required information. The completed application form should be returned to the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students no later than Monday, April 9.


* SAB Positions Available

Applications for next year's Student Activities Board positions are available. The application is due by Friday, April 6.  Positions available are Entertainment, Special Events, Public Relations, and Movies. Please contact Rachel ( or Geoff ( for more information and the application form.

* RSA Election Results

Voting for positions on the Resident Students Association's executive board closed Saturday evening. Next year's RSA executive board is as follows:

President: Tyler Best
Vice President: Jamison Heard
Treasurer: Hope Mills
Secretary: Chantal Miller
NCC/Parliamentarian: Sierra Burtis (appointed, not elected)

Congratulation to those who won!

They will fully take on their new positions at the RSA End of the Year Banquet on Thursday, April 19.

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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.)



* Epsilon Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota Initiation Ceremony

The Epsilon Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, April 1, in the Ridgway University Center.  Ten students were inducted into membership, representing seven languages. New members include Lynn Beaumont, Haley Campbell, Bianca Edelhoff, Gina Filo, Jessica Foster, Gretchen Kohl, Michael Koletsos, Monica Meisling, Lesley Nash and Nathan Stamps. Faculty advisor Ann Baker gave the opening remarks and welcomed the new members. The 2011-2012 officers and members, President Sarah Williams, Vice President Erica Marburger, Treasurer Sam Stevens, Social Director Jenna Rice along with PSI members Deirdre Gillen,  Kenzie George and Andrea Weber, conducted the ceremony. Xiaoyu Zhu, visiting instructor of Chinese, delivered the keynote speech for the event. A dessert reception for members, initiates, faculty and friends followed the ceremony.

Phi Sigma Iota is a national honor society whose members are elected from among outstanding advanced undergraduate students and faculty in foreign languages. The Epsilon Beta chapter has initiated 144 members since it was installed here on April 8, 2000.



* Freeland Tagged MVC Pitcher Of The Week

Freshman left-hander Kyle Freeland, a member of the University of Evansville baseball team, was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

Freeland tossed a three-hit complete game shutout in Evansville’s, 1-0, rubber match victory in Omaha, leading UE to its first series victory over Creighton since 2006.

The southpaw logged six strikeouts, including striking out the side in the third and put an exclamation point on his gem with a punch out to end the game. Despite just a single run of support, Freeland kept the Jays off the board through all nine, throwing a perfect game into the fifth inning and retired the first 14 batters of the contest.

The shutout marked Freeland’s first career Valley win, improving his season record to 2-3, while lowering his earned run average to 3.82.

The Aces (18-10, 3-3 MVC) travel to SIU Edwardsville Tuesday for a non-conference break, before resuming Valley play over the weekend at Southern Illinois University.


* Aces Baseball Sets For SIUE Tuesday

Coming off a 2-1 series victory over Creighton, the University of Evansville baseball team will pause from Missouri Valley Conference play to take a midweek trip to SIU Edwardsville Tuesday. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. at Roy E. Lee Field.

Evansville enters the midweek contest riding a huge series win over the reigning MVC regular season and tournament champions, Creighton. Sophomore Tim Bodine leads the squad with a .329 batting average, followed by junior Jason Hockemeyer (.304) and Kevin Kaczmarski (.292). Junior Eric Stamets (.284) brings a 15-game on-base streak into the contest, while leading the team on the base paths, stealing 19 bases (19-for-21) this spring. Sophomore right-hander Ryan Billo looks to keep his perfect record intact, searching for his fifth win of the season. As a staff, UE’s pitchers boast a collective 3.37 ERA, while the defense owns a .981 fielding percentage.

Evansville leads the all-time series, 10-9, as the squads split a home-and-home series last season. UE won the first 2011 meeting at Braun Stadium, 5-3, on April 6, but fell in Edwardsville, 4-1, on May 17.

Freshman southpaw Kyle Freeland tossed a three-hit complete game shutout in Evansville’s, 1-0, rubber match victory in Omaha, leading UE to its first series victory over Creighton since 2006. Freeland logged six strikeouts, including striking out the side in the third and put an exclamation point on his gem with a punch out to end the game. Despite just a single run of support, Freeland kept the Jays off the board through all nine, throwing a perfect game into the fifth inning and retired the first 14 batters of the contest. The shutout marks Freeland’s first career Valley win, improving his season record to 2-3, while lowering his ERA to 3.82. The performance earned Freeland the MVC Pitcher of the Week accolade.

Junior catcher Chris Pearson led Evansville to a 3-1 week, including a series victory over Creighton, batting .385 with a .500 on-base percentage. In UE’s 5-0 win over Lipscomb, Pearson went 3-for-3 at the plate with a run scored. With the game tied against Creighton Friday night, Pearson sparked a four-run ninth inning rally with a line drive single and scored the go-ahead run in the victory. The junior also led the offense on Saturday with a single and run scored, as he totaled three runs on the week. Pearson also was a leader on defense, catching all four games on the week, including Kyle Freeland’s complete game shutout in Sunday’s rubber match.

Evansville’s 2-1 series win in Omaha marked the Aces’ first over the Jays since 2006. In 2006 Evansville won the Missouri Valley Conference title and went on to win three NCAA Tournament games.

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 as Evansville topped Creighton, 1-0, in the series rubber match. It also marked just the second home run hit this season by the Aces.

Going 3-1 on the week, Evansville scored first in all four games and never trailed except for when Creighton scored the walk-off run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday afternoon.

Evansville owns a 6-0 record this season on games played on Tuesday or Wednesday. UE is 2-0 on Tuesdays and 4-0 on Wednesdays.

Last Wednesday night’s combined shutout over Lipscomb marked the Aces’ first shutout of the season and first combined shutout since Kyle Lloyd and James Kohler worked together to beat IPFW, 11-0, on April 1, 2011. Freeland’s complete-game shutout on Sunday represented UE’s first since Cody Fick’s gem at Bradley (2-0, W) on April 24, 2011.

Evansville will continue Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend in Carbondale, Ill. when the Aces take on Southern Illinois for a three-game series. Game one begins Friday at 3:00 p.m.

* Aces In Fourth Following Day One At Belmont

Lauren Ellerman ranks in the top five as the University of Evansville women’s golf team stands in fourth place following the first round of the Belmont Invitational at Old Hickory Country Club.

Ellerman led the way for UE, shooting a 3-over 75 in Monday’s round, including a 37 on the opening nine.  Just three strokes behind was last week’s star Cathy Doyle, who is tied for ninth place with a 78.  Last week, Doyle placed second at the Butler Invitational.

Alyssa Key ranks in a tie for 16th place on the strength of an 81 while Sydney Skiles (84) and Dana Hayden (91) are tied for 26th and 41st, respectively.  Playing as individuals, Chelsea Zusan carded a 90 while Kelly Lamarche notched a 91.

Belmont holds a 13-shot lead following Monday’s action.  The Bruins shot a 304 to better UAB and Lipscomb, who are tied for second with a 317.  Evansville is one shot behind the second-place tie after shooting a 318. 

Jennifer Newman of Belmont leads the individual race, recording a 1-under 71.  She is just ahead of a second-place tie between Savanna Schubert of Lipscomb and Amber Shepherd of Tennessee Tech, who both finished with an even par of 72.

The squads will play the second and final round tomorrow morning, beginning at 9:30 a.m.


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