University of Evansville

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

* Design a Logo for UE's New Center for Innovation Engineering Competition!

Design a Logo for UE’s new Center for Innovation Engineering Competition! This contest is open to all UE students! Cash prize!

The Center for Innovation Engineering (CIE) was founded in the summer of 2011 with the goal of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in UE engineering students through the transformation of undergraduate engineering education. The CIE will aspire to enhance the skills of graduates of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and to foster direct collaboration with regional business.

This will be the visual voice of what the Center for Innovation Engineering is. It must be unique and aesthetically pleasing. Keep it simple.

The logo must be flexible.
• Must be able to enlarge or shrink the logo
• Must work well on the web
• Must service a wide range of applications

The logo will be used for letterhead, business cards, #10 envelopes, and additional marketing pieces.

The logo must be produced as a vector image, so only Adobe Illustrator may be used to create the logo. The dominant colors should be purple and gold.

Burn your files onto a CD marked clearly with your name, e-mail address, and telephone number. Bring your CD to the Office of Publications (Sampson Hall) by 5:00 p.m. on April 20.

If you have any questions, please e-mail


* Summer Hours Begin May 7

The University will begin a modified summer schedule starting Monday, May 7 and ending Monday, August 6. 

Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In all cases, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements during business hours. We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 6.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated. 


What's Happening Today

* Buy Your Ticket Now for SIL's What Not to Wear: ACE Your Work Wardrobe

Want to win an Ipad? Come to Students in Leadership’s What Not to Wear: ACE Your Work Wardrobe Runway Show on Monday April 16 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Each ticket-holder will receive a free t-shirt and a chance to win awesome and job-oriented prizes - such as an Ipad! Buy your tickets on April 12, 13, and 16 for the cost of $3.00 in Ridgway University Center during lunch. Then come and join Students in Leadership, partnering with Delta Sigma Pi, for some helpful examples of outfits you can use to ACE your interview. Proceeds will be donated to the Evansville Christian Life Center to help low-income individuals recieve outfits for job interviews.

* Exit Counseling Session Planned for Today and April 25

Students who have received a Federal Stafford Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold a session on April 12 at 4:00 p.m. and on April 25 at 11:00 a.m. (Reading Study Day) in Hyde Hall, Room 126, Hyde Hall. If you attended the session on February 27, then you have met this requirement.

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes.

* Balloon Release for Breast Cancer

Zeta Tau Alpha is holding a Balloon Release on Thursday April 12 at 4 p.m. on the grassy knoll. Balloons are $1 and all of the money raised will go towards breast cancer education and awarness. We will be selling the balloons in Ridgway University Center at lunch and dinner on Wednesday. If you cannot be there to release the balloon, a Zeta will do so for you. There will be markers at the event so you can personalize your balloon. If you have any questiosn email Heather Sisk


* 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.

* 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.

* 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.



Upcoming Events

* University Worship Welcomes Guest Preacher and Alum Kurt Stone and Music Faculty Ken Steinsultz

Everyone is invited to attend University Worship this Sunday as we welcome back to campus Rev. Kurt Stone who will serve as our guest preacher. Guest musician and UE music faculty member Ken Steinsultz, Euphonium, will accompany musical selections and hymns.  Coffee and donuts will be available at 10:00 a.m.

Kurt earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Evansville (1986) and a master of divinity degree from Saint Paul School of Theology (1998).  He is bi-vocational, working full-time at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO and serving part-time on staff at Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, IL.

His father, the Rev. Thomas Stone, worked at the University of Evansville, retiring in 2003 as Financial Aid Director. Kurt’s oldest daughter, Elizabeth, is currently a student at UE. She will graduate next month with a bachelor of music degree in music therapy. Kurt is married to Linda, and they have four children – Elizabeth (UE), Rachel (Purdue), Grace, and Daniel.


* Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Award Luncheon 2012!

All scholarship applicants must be present at the Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Luncheon on April 21, to be awarded a scholarship!  It starts at 12:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.  All awards will be announced during the luncheon!  Sondra Matthews’77, will be the guest speaker and there will be musical selections from the Bosse High School Ensemble   Free for UE students who RSVP by April 16 to or call 488-2586.

* UE Theatre Opens Comedy ONCE IN A LIFETIME as Season Finale

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre announces the final production of its 2011–2012 season - George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s Once in a Lifetime, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, in Shanklin Theatre.  Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 14, 19, 20, 21 and at 2:00 p.m. on April 15 and 22.

Once in a Lifetime is a comic extravaganza centered on the demise of the golden age of silent movies and the advent of the even more golden era of “talkies.”  Hilarity ensues as a trio of faltering vaudeville performers embarks upon a foolhardy scheme to pose as experts who train actors unaccustomed to speaking on screen—most of them beautiful with voices that sound like nails on a chalkboard. Opening on Broadway in 1930 to rave reviews, this timeless comedy is imbued with the quintessential wittiness of the Pulitzer Prize-winning duo Kaufman and Hart.  Audiences will howl with laughter as one wacky exploit unfolds into an even more rollicking escapade. Don’t miss this uproarious season finale!

UE Department of Theatre alumnus Wes Grantom guest directs this electric comedy.  Grantom, a 2003 graduate of the department, has worked extensively in regional theatre and on Broadway.  His credits include work at Berkshire Theatre Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Additionally, Grantom has worked with fellow department graduates, Mat Smart, Adam Knight and Gretchen Neidert, to create New York-based theatre company Slant Theatre Project.

The design team for Once in a Lifetime includes costume design by senior Austin Pettinger;  lighting design by senior Brandon Bagwell; and sound design by junior Joshua Stallings. 

The cast includes junior Ryan Wesen as George Lewis; senior Elvin P. McRae as Jerry Hyland; freshman Sarah McAfee as May Daniels; senior Sarah Vogt as Susan Walker; senior Toby Brian Onwumere as Herman Glogauer; junior Beccah Dowden as Mrs. Walker; senior Ben Quinn as Lawrence Vail; senior Samantha Aneson as Helen Hobart; senior Cassandra Powell  as Phyllis Fontaine; senior John White as Rudolph Kammerling; and senior Kelsey Carlstedt as Florabel Leigh.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* 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.

* 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.


* 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.

* 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

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Are you having trouble finding resources for your Poli Sci paper?  Perhaps you are researching the possible outcomes of Iran’s nuclear program on its standing in International affairs?  Are you looking for what scholars are saying about the latest news from Pakistan and Israel?  Columbia International Affairs Online or CIAO may be the database you need.

Content of CIAO includes:
* Working  and  white papers from leading research institutions and universities about current political issues around the world.
* Access to approximately 100 unique journal titles not found in other databases
* Access to case studies
* Course work, packs and syllabi from Political science classes of many educational levels

Explore CIAO.

Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions about CIAO.


* Found - Thumb Drive

A Thumb Drive has been found.  Please contact Brenda in Room 205, Hyde Hall,  or call 488-2520 to claim.

* 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).



* Annual Student Art Exhibition People's Choice Award Has Been Determined

As you have probably read in previous issues of AceNotes, the Department of Art instituted a People's Choice Award this year, in conjunction with the 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition. The Student Exhibition is now closed, the ballots have been tallied and a winner has been determined. The Department of Art is very pleased and proud to announce that the 2012 winner of the People's Choice Award is UE senior Amanda Topper. The winning piece is her abstract, acrylic painting, Frosting Morning. Amanda is a visual vommunication major from Evansville, Indiana. The Department of Art would like to thank each of you who visited the Student Exhibition and placed a vote for helping to determine this award. Please join us in congratulating Amanda for her win.

* Peter Rosen

Peter A. Rosen, associate professor of management information systems in the Schroder Family School of Business Administration, had his paper titled “The Use of Mobile Devices as Group Wisdom Support Systems to Support Dynamic Crowdsourcing Efforts” accepted for publication at the 18th annual Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).  He will present the paper in August in Seattle, WA.

* Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer, Guthrie May Endowed Chair in Business, will have an article published in the current issue of Contemporary Economic Policy (Vol. 30 No. 2). The paper is titled "Active Labor Market Programs and Regional Mobility of Labor: Evidence from the Swedish Recession, 1994-1995."  The paper is coauthored with Professors Olle Westerlund, Umea University, Sweden, and Robert nakosteen, University of Massachusetts.


* Katie Welch

Congratulations to senior French education major Katie Welch, who has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in South Korea for the 2012-13 academic year. In July, she will complete a six-week orientation in Goesan, South Korea, after which she will receive her specific school assignment.


Welch’s interest in Korean culture began as a UE freshman, when she met several Fulbright scholars and befriended fellow UE student Bryce Mitchell, who graduated in 2010 and also received a Fulbright English teaching assistantship grant in South Korea. At UE, Welch is involved with the ENL Fellowship, a student organization that provide free English tutoring to international students, and has roomed with a Korean student. Welch also has spent two summers studying abroad in South Korea, at Ewha Womans University and Korea University.


Sympathy to...

* Angela Williams and Family

Condolences to Angela Williams, assistant director of alumni and parent relations, on the death of her sister, Eileen V. Duncan, who died Friday, March 30 in Phoenix, AR.  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 9 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Phoenix, AR.



* Aces Baseball Beat Out By Breds, 3-1

With one out in the top of the ninth, the University of Evansville baseball team brought the go-ahead run to the plate, but the hosting Murray State Thoroughbreds drew the double play ball, taking a 3-1 victory over the Aces Wednesday afternoon at Reagan Field. The loss marks UE’s first in midweek play this season and drops the Aces overall record to 20-13, while the Breds improve to 17-17 on the year.

Sophomore Ryan Billo (5-1) took his first loss of the season, despite pitching well, tossing six and a third innings, allowing two runs, eight scattered hits, a walk, and struck out two. Reliever Jake Naumann threw the remaining one and two thirds, giving up a run, two hits, while striking out one.

“Billo gave us a chance on the mound, but we didn’t capitalize on a couple opportunities offensively today,” said head coach Wes Carroll.

Recording his third straight multi-hit game, Chris Pearson led the Aces’ offense, going 2-for-4, while Eric Stamets, Jake Mahon, Kyle Pollock, and Jason Hockemeyer combined for UE’s six hits in the game.

Evansville took the lead in the top of the third when sophomore Tim Bodine walked to reach base, advanced on Stamets’ sacrifice bunt, and scored on Mahon’s RBI single up the middle.

However, the Breds answered back immediately in the bottom half of the inning, stringing together two singles and a sac fly to even the score.

From there, Murray State starter Kyle Cornett sat the Aces down in order through the next three frames, and the Breds struck again in the bottom of the sixth. MSU led off with a single, double, and sacrifice fly to take the lead and then added another run in the eighth following two singles.

Trailing 3-1 going into the ninth, Pearson and Hockemeyer lined back-to-back singles with one out to bring Andy Lasher, the go-ahead run, to the plate. However, MSU closer Will Handlin forced the game-ending double play.

Cornett (3-1) earned the win for the Breds, tossing six innings, allowing one run, four hits, three walks, and struck out four.

The Aces return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, hosting Wichita State for a three-game series that begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium.

* Aces Golf Match Against USI Cancelled

The men’s golf match set to pit the University of Evansville against crosstown rival USI has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Evansville was scheduled to play the Screaming Eagles on April 21 at Quail Crossing in Boonville, Ind. The team is now looking at the possibility of playing a road tournament in its off week prior to the MVC Championship.  An announcement on a tournament UE will be playing in that weekend will be made as soon as it becomes available. 


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