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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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* Get Tickets Now for Sunset Concert

The Student Activities Board Sunset Concert at the Ford Center featuring All Time Low will take place on Friday, April 20.

Students must reserve a ticket to be admitted. To reserve a ticket go to:

Additional guest ticket requests are now available. To reserve additional guest tickets you need to complete the form again with the number of additional tickets requested.

Reserved tickets can be picked up starting April 16 at the Carson Center ticket window.

* Win a Kindle Touch

The Crescent Magazine staff is interested in learning your general feelings and impressions about this year’s magazine. The survey will take just a few minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous, but by completing the survey and including your name and e-mail address at the end of the survey, you will be entered to win a Kindle Touch just for participating. One entry per UE student. Non-students and Student Publications staff are not eligible.




* This Week in Music - University Choir and Small Ensembles Perform

The University Choir and the Department’s chamber choir, Kantorei, will present a concert titled “Sacré-Coeur: Catholic Choral Music from France” at St. Mary’s Catholic Church this Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Under the baton of Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, the choirs will perform sacred works by Maurice Duruflé and Francis Poulenc and will conclude the concert with Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Op. 48. Accompaniment will be provided by Kristin Jones on organ and by an orchestra including community members, as well as UE students and faculty. St. Mary’s Catholic Church is located at 613 Cherry Street in downtown Evansville.

The Department’s Brass Ensembles (Low Brass, Horn, and Trumpet) will present a joint recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday evening, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.  The ensembles - led respectively by Assistant Professor Kenneth Steinsultz, Consortium Instructor Jonas Thoms, and Professor Timothy Zifer - will perform various arrangements of works from the Baroque to the modern era, including pieces by Schubert, Berlioz, Wagner, Brahms, and Bartók. The concert will conclude with the Trumpet Ensemble’s performance of the audience favorite, Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday.

Saturday will feature two student recitals. Percussionist Timothy Gaisser will present his Junior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall at 2:30 p.m., and hornist Caleb Gorrell will present his Senior Recital at 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, the Department’s Woodwind and Percussion Ensembles will present concerts in Wheeler Concert Hall. The Woodwind Ensembles concert will occur at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor Shauna Thompson, and the Clarinet Choir, led by Department Chair Thomas Josenhans. The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor William Shaltis, will perform at 6:00 p.m.  All events are free and open to the public.

* Help Buy a Skid of Food for the War on Hunger

In the spirit of our Civic Mission and Sacred Trust, we ask the UE Community to join together to help purchase a full skid of
food that will be used to feed hungry families through the Salvation Army Food Kitchen and Food Pantry.

During the UE War on Hunger Week (April 9-12) please donate in one of the following ways:
1)      Make a monetary pledge online: (The first 50 pledging over $3.00 will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee drink at Jazzman’s)

2)      Purchase discounted $5 meal tickets for lunch or dinner in Café Court.  These discounted Meal Tickets will be available on Wednesday, April 11 during lunchtime in Café Court in Ridgway University Center.  Ticket sales are coordinated by the Office Staff Association.  The entire purchase price will be donated to the War on Hunger.

All donations go directly to the Evansville Salvation Army Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen.
Thank you for your support!

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Safety and Security Silent Auction

The Office of Safety & Security will hold its annual Lost and Found Auction on Wednesday, April 11. You will be able to view the items in Room 251, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a silent auction - all bids are confidential.


* UE Walkers Unite for March for Babies

The University of Evansville is supporting the March of Dimes again this year by fielding a team in March for Babies.The event takes place on April 28 at Riverside Park.

"We have a great reason to walk," says Team Captain Becky Hamilton. "The money we raise will help fund research and programs that help moms have healthy pregnancies and babies start healthy lives. Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Together we can change that statistic."

To register for this year’s walk or to simply make a donation to our UE team, go to and click “join this team.”

Your participation and support will save lives.

* Cold Stone Fundraiser

Mortar Board will be having a fundraiser at Cold Stone on Wednesday, April 11!  No coupon necessary, just let them know you are there to support Mortar Board!  The event will be held at the east side location (in the Target parking lot).

* "The Things They Carried" Book Discussion Follow-up

Those who have been reading Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things They Carried”, or who are interested in veteran issues, are invited to join us for refreshments and discussion on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:00–5:00 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Honors students who hope to receive .5 points need to read the book, attend the follow up talk back on April 11, and prepare a one page reflection about the book and list 8-10 questions that were sparked from having read it. There are still many activities associated with the book happening across the city. Information is available at the Community Reads webpage:



* Global Poverty Awareness Benefit Concert Planned for Friday

Asian Culture Club and the Student Activities Board will present Global Poverty Awareness Benefit Concert featuring the "Give a Damn?" documentary with guests Dan Parris, David Peterka, and Rob Lehr. There will be an exciting Battle of the Bands event judged by the honorary guests, Henna, and great fun! Proceeds will go towards the selected nonprofit, When the Saints. It will be Friday, April 13, in the Large Gym in Carson Center at 6:00 pm. Contact Cyril Patra at if you have any questions or interest in volunteering.


* Beavers to Deliver Crick Lecture on Wednesday, April 11

On Wednesday, April 11, Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, will deliver the final Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences of the 2011-2012 academic year. The presentation, titled "Complexity and Cognition: Circuits Not Software" will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center. All are invited to attend. An abstract for the presentation from Beavers follows.

"In this presentation, I will provide an existence proof to show that it is possible to get cognitive behavior by measuring the amount of information as it flows through a system rather than by examining its meaning. In other words, I will explore the possibility that semantic meaning could emerge from mechanisms that work on the basis of the quantification of information alone, provided that such mechanisms are embedded in an environment to which they have sensory access and in which they can move around. Finally, I will explore what such a view implies about the mind, its relation to the brain and what an information-theoretic approach to cognition means for human, animal and artificial intelligence."

* I-House: Saudi Arabia

Join us this week for I-House: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Bring your friends to enjoy a lively and informative presentation from UE international students about their home country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


* Queen Latifah to Speak at Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series

The Evansville Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series will bring Queen Latifah to Evansville on Thursday, April 12. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has announced that Queen Latifah will be one of featured speakers for the 2012 series. Latifah, a musician, actress, music label president, author, and entrepreneur, will speak in a modified conversation at The Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. The events will be free and open to the public. No tickets are needed for admission.

* Annual Bike Race

The 49th Annual Bike Race is planned for Saturday April 14. (weather permitting – the rain date will be Sunday April 15) The Women's Race is set for 10:30 a.m., and the Men's Race at 1:30 p.m. The Fitness Center will be closed during this event.

* 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

* 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.


* Office of Financial Aid Offers Exit Counseling

Reminder to any student who plans to graduate, transfer, or withdraw from school at the end of the fall semester and who is the recipient of a Stafford Loan - you are required to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The dates and times for Exit Counseling are:
April 12 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 126, Hyde Hall
April 25 at 11:00  a.m. in Room 126, Hyde Hall

Please arrive on time and bring the names and addresses of two references.

* 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, 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

* Housing Extended Stay Requests

All UE residential facilities officially close at noon on the Thursday, May 3. However, students must officially check out of housing within 24 hours following their last exam. If you need to stay later, an Online Extended Request Form must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Reading & Study Day. These forms are available on the Residence Life Web site. There may be a $35 per night fee depending on the reason for staying. Graduating seniors and those participating in graduation may remain in housing until noon the day following commencement (but still must submit an extended stay request).

* Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity:  Volunteers are need for the River Valley MS Walk, on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The mission of the walk is to help create a world free of MS. For more information contact the Office of Community Service Initiatives. Email:

* The Shirley Schwarz Prize for Research in Art History

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the 2012 Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for the best undergraduate research paper on an art historical topic. Papers must address an issue related to the history of visual art or the impact of visual art on society. Papers from disciplines such as art history, history, archaeology, art, visual communication and other areas may qualify, depending on subject matter. The award is intended to support undergraduate research in the history of art, and so entries must include formal documentation in the form of footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical notes, along with a bibliography of sources consulted. Undocumented essay-type assignments should not be submitted. Please submit one copy of your paper to Kimberly Higgins, Olmsted Hall, Room 350, by Friday April 27. Each submission must have a separate title page with the title of the paper, student’s name, campus address, and phone number; the entrant’s name should appear nowhere in the body of the paper. The author of the best essay will receive $250 in cash.

For more information, contact Jennie Ebeling at


* 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; or


* Parking Changes that Might Affect You!

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

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

Schroeder Parking Lot
Limited 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.)



* Zuzana Kocsisova

Junior biology major Zuzana Kocsisova presented a poster on her research: “Repertoire size and phrase variation in the song of the Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii) in southern Indiana” at the 19th Animal Behavior Conference in Bloomington, IN on April 5-6.  Her poster was co-authored with Dr. Don Batema (Environmental Science). Biology majors Annalea Miller and Morgan Anderson, and Dr. Noah Gordon (Biology) also attended the conference.

* Kyle Foli

Congratulations to Kyle Foli, a student in UE's Master of Science in Public Service Administration program. For his capstone project in the PSA program, Kyle submitted a grant proposal to the Indiana Department of Education to benefit Dugger Elementary School in Dugger, Indiana. Just 24 hours later, he received word that the IDOE granted the entire $34,873 he requested through a grant program supporting rural and low-income schools. The funds will help the school purchase new technology.

* Rachel Lawrence

Senior archaeology and history double major Rachel Lawrence wrote a paper in consideration for publication by the National Conference for Undergraduate Research Proceedings. Her paper, titled “Castles, Confusion, and the Count: Vlad the Impaler’s Impact on Tourism in Romania,” was presented at NCUR the weekend of March 29-31 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  



* Purple Aces Club To Hold Golf Classic On May 22

On Tuesday, May 22, the Purple Aces Club will hold its annual Golf Classic at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind. All proceeds from the event will benefit University of Evansville athletic scholarships. Foursomes can join for $500 while individual players can register for $125.  The deadline for entry into the tournament is May 14.

Registration and lunch take place from 11 a.m. through 12:15 p.m. with the event set for a shotgun start at 12:30.  A post-event reception will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with awards being given out at that time.  Quail Crossing Golf Club, located in Boonville, will play host to the tournament.

There are also several sponsorship opportunities.  For $150, you can become a hole sponsor, which includes a sponsor sign on the tee or green.  A pair of opportunities are available for $250 including Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive sponsors.  Both include a sign on the tee for those respective holes.  Cart sponsors are also available for $750 and include sponsor signs on all carts.  Each sponsorship opportunity also consists of recognition on select promotional materials.

For more information, please contact Senior Associate Athletics Director Dwight Merilatt at 812-488-2287 or at


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