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Thursday, April 5, 2012

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!

* Learn to Budget for Life After College!

Are you afraid you might starve after college? Then maybe it is time for a Reality Check!   Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM in Eykamp 251, the Hughes Hall staff is hosting an event that will help you to learn where your expenses will come from and help open your eyes to how important budgeting may be.  Will you be able to budget wisely and have money left at the end of the month, or will you have to rethink some choices and cut out some of those luxury items until you have the extra money saved up?  Come and join us for some fun and an eye opening experience!

* Invitation to Campus Forum on Integrated Marketing

All members of the campus community are invited to participate in an open forum on Monday, April 9 from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall 251-252. During the open forum you will not only learn the contents of a recently completed report on integrated marketing, but will be asked to engage in conversation about how best to communicate the value of a UE education. No one knows the University better than those who are here!

The report was produced by Stamats, a well-regarded higher education consulting firm, as part of the University's strategic plan. UE contracted with Stamats to evaluate how UE is perceived internally and externally. Your knowledge of the results of the study and your opinions are important as we move forward in making UE better known.

* Adventist Campus Ministries Bible Study

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night at 7:00pm in SOBA rm. 153. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Contact: Guy Goodness (gg57) for more details.

* Holy Week Services in Neu Chapel

Holy Thursday Service of Tenebrae or “Darkness” at 9PM 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, 10:30AM
All are invited to celebrate the Festival of the Resurrection on Sunday morning in Neu Chapel, 10:30AM. The Festival marks the completion of a three-day worship event that began on Holy Thursday, continued with Good Friday and ends with Easter Sunday. The meaning of this continual worship is that the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ is one divine action.  Participate in the celebration on Sunday with special music including percussion, saxophone, and a little Easter jazz.

* 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.
 

* 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
 

* 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: http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/HR/Files/TIAA-CREFSeminar2012-03-13.pdf

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.

 

* Retirement Reception for Paul Jensen Planned for April 12

The UE campus community is invited to an Open House Retirement Reception for Mr. Paul Jensen on Thursday, April 12, from 1:30–3:30 p.m. in Room 240, Graves Hall.

Mr. Jensen earned a BA  in Secondary Education from the University of Evansville in 1965 and an MS in Physical Education Administration from the University of Illinois-Champaign.  As a student at the University,  Jensen earned honors as a two time All-American in swimming and placed on the Dean’s list.

He came to work at UE in 1974 from Eureka College where he was an assistant professor of health and physical education. After becoming a UE faculty member, he coached the varsity swim team for two years and developed an All American Diver.  From 1978-1981 he served as the varsity tennis coach and in 1981 was voted the Heartland Collegiate Conference “Coach of the Year.” In 1985 he became the Chair of the Department of Human Kinetics and Sport Studies (now the Department of Exercise and Sport Science) and served in that capacity for 20 years. In that time the department underwent many changes and developments including the addition of four academic majors raising the number of students in those majors to 275.

In addition to his academic and athletic responsibilities Jensen was director of aquatic programs until 2006. It is estimated that over 25,000 children took part in the community wide  “Learn to Swim” program. In 1998 he was elected to the University of Evansville Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2002 Jensen was awarded the Sadele & Sydney Berger Award for Service.

In the community he has been privileged to serve on the Board of Directors for the Thunder on the Ohio, Evansville Freedom Festival, the WNIN Channel 9 auction and  the American Red Cross where in 2002 he received the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award for 45 years of service.

Paul met his wife, Judy, at UE in 1964 and daughters Rhonwyn (husband Fred) and Jennifer (husband Brad) each have two sons which keeps “Boompa” busy.


 

* 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 http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Alumni/, or by e-mailing the information to: alumni@evansville.edu.  

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

* Summer Sessions Online Classes

Consider taking a UE online course this summer.  Check out these online courses to meet your needs. Visiting students can contact the Center for Adult Education Department (812-488-2981) for registration assistance.  For a detailed listing of ALL summer course offerings at UE, please visit http://www.evansville.edu/summersessions/

Summer I Online Courses: 
ART 105 – Introduction to Visual Arts MATH 221 – Calculus I
ARTH 209 – Survey of Art II MATH 222 – Calculus II
BUS 380 – Leadership MGT 280 – Leadership
CHEM 108 – Elementary Chemistry MGT 311 – Mgmt Information Systems
COMM 380 – Intercultural Communication MGT 377 – Organizational Behavior
EDUC 100 – History & Found of Amer Educ MKT 325 – Principles of Marketing
EDUC 320 – Teach Strategies in K-12 Schools PSCI 100 – World Politics
EDUC 322 – Spec Need Stud K-12 QM 227 – Introduction to Statistics
EXSS 190 – Intro to Public Health REL 150 – Intro New Testament
MATH 105 – College Algebra SOC 105 – Intro to Sociology

Summer II Online Courses:
Acct 211 – Principles of Accounting II HIST 111 – World History to 1500
ART 105 – Introduction to Visual Arts MGT 310 – Production/Operations Mgmt
BUS 380 – Social Media Strategy NUTR 280 – Nutrition in Health & Disease
COMM 130 – Intro to Communication PSCI 100 – World Politics
EDUC 320 – Teach Strategies in K-12 Schools PSYC 416 – Human Sexuality
EDUC 516 – Adv Educ Technol & Application REL 130 – Christian Thought
EXSS 195 – Global Health Issues SOC 230 – Social Problems Modern World
HSA 414/514 – Health Care Mgmt & HR 

* Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Whitney Cohen, the grand prize winner in the Foreign Languages Department Photo Contest.  She submitted a photo taken while studying abroad in Arusha, Tanzania in Spring 2011.  All contest photos will be displayed on the Foreign Language Department bulletin boards in Hyde Hall and Olmsted Hall and posted on our webpage.  The winning photo will be framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office at OH 350.
 

* AcesTV Highlights UE Golf

Don't miss the lastest edition of AcesTV All-Access. This month's episode is an in-depth look into the world of University of Evansville Men's and Women's Golf.

* No Catholic Mass on Easter Sunday

There will be no Catholic Mass on campus this Sunday due to Easter Break. Students interested in finding a Mass at a local parish are encouraged to visit the Newman Center's website or contact campus minister Mike Roesch at mr201.

 

* RSA General Assembly

The RSA General Assembly will not meet tonight. RSA GA will meet again on 4/12 at 7:00 p.m. just in case the Student Congress banquet runs long. If you have any questions, contact Glen Miller at gm56.

* Reminders from the Bookstore

Just a reminder the Bookstore will be closed April 6-8 for the Easter holiday.  Also May graduates are reminded that if they have not picked up their cap and gown yet they should do so as soon as possible.  If you're a masters or doctorate graduate you need to come to the Bookstore immediately, those garments are custom made and take longer to produce.  Also if you need graduation announcements come to the Bookstore as well, leave yourself plenty of time to get them in the mail.

* 2012-2013 Letterhead and Envelope Orders

The Office of Publications distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information to departments recently. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. We are able to get a substantial price break on boxes of envelopes (500 quantity) and reams of letterhead (500 quantity) due to the size of the order. Smaller orders placed later in the year will be more expensive.

If you have not received the ordering information from the Office of Publications, please e-mail publications@evansville.edu or call ext. 2561. Please have all orders to publications by Tuesday, April 10.
 

* 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 http://orientation.evansville.edu/OSSA_Nomination_2012.docx
or contact  Karen Martin at km306@evansville.edu 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.

 

* 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!
 

* 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.)
 

Congratulations

* Dr. Douglas Reed

On March 24, Dr. Douglas Reed, Professor Emeritus of Music and University Organist, gave a lecture/recital for ANTIQUA/NOVA: Celebating the Harpsichord Across the Centuries, the 2012 Joint Meeting and Festival of the Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  Dr. Reed spoke about William Albright’s Four Fancies for harpsichord, commissioned in 1979 by the University of Evansville with a grant from the Mesker Music Trust.  He also performed the work, written by one of the most highly respected late 20th century American composers, on the University of Evansville’s 1974 Dowd harpsichord, the instrument for which it was composed. The work has been recorded numerous times, twice by Reed, whose premiere recording was released by the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester on its Eastman American Music Series, Vol. 3 (Albany Records).
 

Athletics

* Four Aces Named to Academic All-MAC Swimming & Diving Team

Four University of Evansville men’s swimmers received 2012 Academic All-MAC recognition, as announced by the Mid-American Conference today.  Senior Colin Gray was named to the Academic All-MAC team for the third consecutive year. Senior Jake Harrington, junior Kyle Tiemann and sophomore Mallet Reid all received Honorable Mention.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.

Gray was the only Purple Aces representing Evansville on the All-MAC team, after finishing the 2011-12 season ranked 19th in the league in the 200-yard breaststroke. Gray held the Aces’ season-best times in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke and placed 18th overall in the 100-yard backstroke at the MAC Championships. Gray has been a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and was named to the men’s at-large Academic All-America team last season. The senior, who has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his four-year career, will graduate with a degree in mathematics.

* Mens Soccer Student Managers Needed

The Men’s Soccer program needs student managers to assist the coaching staff with practices and matches.  Scholarships are available.  Contact Coach Ray at 1015 for more information.

* Softball Doubleheader vs. St. Louis Moved to April 19

The University of Evansville softball home doubleheader against St. Louis that was originally scheduled for April 11 has been moved to April 19. The start time for the games will remain at 4:00 and 6:00 CST. The Aces next home games will now be the April 14-15 series against Wichita State.

* Cathy Doyle Named MVC Golfer Of The Week

University of Evansville freshman women’s golfer Cathy Doyle has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week in an announcement today by the league office.

Doyle registered her second-straight finish of second place while leading the University of Evansville women's golf team to another second place finish of its own at the Belmont Invitational.

Last week, Doyle's second-place finish led UE to a second at the Butler Invitational and this week, the freshman duplicated the feat. Doyle shot a 78 in the opening round of the tournament to tie for ninth place while finding herself seven shots out of the lead.

The freshman rallied on Tuesday, carding the top round of the day with an even par of 72. Her rally helped her to a finish of second place, just one stroke off of the lead and also helped the Purple Aces finish second for the second-consecutive week.

This marks the 11th time an Evansville women’s golfer has won the award and the first since Maggie Wood did so on February 24, 2012.  Andrea Werner, an inductee into the UE Athletics Hall of Fame earlier this year, won five golfer of the week awards.

 

* Softball Readies for Weekend at Illinois State

The University of Evansville will travel to Normal, Ill., this weekend for a three-game series with the Illinois State Redbirds. Due to Easter Sunday, the two teams will meet for a single game on Friday at 5:00 p.m. before playing the standard doubleheader on Saturday at noon.

The Aces (9-22) enter the weekend standing as the eighth place team in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 2-7 record in the league. The Redbirds (20-15), who were picked as the pre-season favorite in the MVC’s Coaches Poll, currently stand in fourth place with a 6-3 Valley record.

The Aces are coming off a 1-2 showing at Bradley last weekend, after the Braves won the series with an eighth inning squeeze bunt in Sunday’s rubber match.  Evansville took game one of the series by a score of 5-1 to mark the Aces’ second win of the MVC season.

Freshman Kayla Fortner leads the Aces’ lineup, batting a league-best .429. The outfielder hit 4-for-9 against Bradley, notching three doubles and a pair of multi-hit games. Fortner currently ranks second in the MVC with nine doubles on the year, averaging .29 two-baggers per game.

The UE pitching staff carries a 4.12 ERA into this weekend’s contests. Junior Sarah Patterson leads the team and ranks ninth in the MVC with 67 strikeouts in 88.0 innings pitched.

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