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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

* 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. 

* Salads for Scholarships TODAY Starting at 11 AM

OSA Salad for Scholarships Sale is today (Wednesday, April 18) from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on the East Plaza in front of Ridgway University Center (Rain location will be the lobby of Olmsted Hall).  You can purchase a Salad Trio, dessert and drink for $5.00.  Proceeds are used for scholarships awarded to UE students by the Office Staff Association each year.

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

Design a logo for UE’s new Center for Innovation Engineering! This competition 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 center serves to encourage and support innovation and invention in all UE students. It will provide opportunities for experiential learning and the development of new ideas and the furthering of technology throughout all disciplines.

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

The center serves to encourage and support innovation and invention in all UE students. It will provide opportunities for experiential learning and the development of new ideas and the furthering of technology throughout all disciplines.


What's Happening Today

* Make a Donation to March for Babies Walk!

Even if you cannot join our UE team at the March of Dimes, March for Babies walk on April 28, please consider making a donation in support of our UE team. To make a donation online, go to and click “join this team.” If you prefer, you can drop off your cash or check donations in the Office of Student Accounts.

Remember, your participation and support will save babies.

* This Week in Music - UE Orchestra, Ensembles, and Recitals

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will open with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with UE student Josh Kight on the piano.  The concert will conclude with the orchestra’s performance of Aaron Copland’s Suite from his ballet Billy the Kid.

Dr. St. John will also lead the UE String Ensemble in a concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Friday evening, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.  The concert will open with Czech composer Leoš Janá?ek’s Suite for Strings. The ensemble will then perform a work entitled In the Midst of Life by UE student Caleb Gorrell, who will join the ensemble playing horn.  The ensemble will close the concert with a performance of György Orbán’s Bálzene Suite.

UE students will offer three recitals on Saturday.  Pianist Kaitlin Blacklock will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall at 1:00 .m.  Soprano Jia Yu How and mezzo-soprano Jaclyn Hostettler will offer a joint Junior Recital at 2:30 p.m., and soprano Kyrstyn Burns will present her Senior Recital at 4:00 p.m.

Department ensembles will offer two concerts on Sunday.  The UE Jazz Ensembles will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall at 4:00 p.m.  UE Jazz Ensemble II will perform first under the direction of Assistant Professor of Guitar and Jazz Studies Renato Butturi, and Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer will lead UE Jazz Ensemble I during the second half of the concert.  Both ensembles will perform some traditional jazz standards and a variety of more contemporary tunes.  At 6:00 p.m., the UE Men’s and Women’s Choruses will perform in Neu Chapel.  Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will conduct the ensembles in performances of works ranging from the Renaissance to the modern era.  The Men’s Chorus will be accompanied by UE student Joshua Kight, and Professor of English William Hemminger will accompany the Women’s Chorus. 

All events are free and open to the public.

* 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. It 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.

* Sunset Tickets Still Available!

Sunset tickets are still available. If you did not reserve your ticket, you can still pick up tickets at the Carson Center ticket office Monday through Wednesday by showing a valid student ID. Students can request guest tickets while supplies last. All tickets given to students are FREE!

After Friday, tickets can be claimed at the Ford Center Will Call ticket window with your student ID.

For further questions contact Geoff Edwards at


Upcoming Events

* Medieval Society Plans Renaissance Faire for Saturday!

The Medieval Society will be having a free Renaissance Faire on Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. It will be located on the lawn between Neu Chapel and Morton Hall. There will be apothecary, tarot readings, weaving, dancing, fighting, and more.     

* Day of Silence March

To show support and care for LGBT youth who, due to fear of abuse, cannot come out to anyone in their lives, UE PRIDE will be participating in the Day of Silence march, together with schools all over the nation.  Any student who shares interest in this cause is welcome to meet on Friday, April 20 at 5:00 the Ridgway University Center's East Terrace (Grassy Knoll).  The group will march once in silence around campus, then meet back on the East Terrace to break the silence in the form of one big, group scream.  There will be buttons, stickers, signs and streamers available for free as well!

* Presentation on American Costume Jewelry on Wednesday

Senior Jenna Rice will be giving her honors project presentation this Wednesday, April 18 on American costume jewelry and its value in the modern market. There will be items on display, and the discussion will be based on a combination of market research and the presenter's own business experience. All are welcome to attend from 6-7 p.m. in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

* Help AcesTV with Senior Edition of AcesTV All Access

Would you like to be featured in AcesTV All Access? AcesTV invites the graduating seniors to give their 10 to 20 second thank you's/farewell to UE. Filming will take place Wednesday, April 18 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. by Dunigan Lounge in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, and Thursday, April 19 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. outside the Vectren Executive Board Room (Room 270) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. These video testimonials will be included as part of a special senior edition of AcesTV All Access. This will air at the Ford Center before commencement on May 5. Students should come prepared. Please rehearse and dress appropriately. We hope to see our seniors there!

* International Club Elections on Thursday

Interested in becoming a member of the International Club Executive Board? Then join us for elections on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in Eykamp 255 in Ridgway University Center. Positions available include: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, SGA representative, publicist, social Chair, and intramural coordinator.

* John Wesley Gallery Open House for UE Faculty, Staff, and Administration this Thursday, April 19

The UE community is invited to view the John Wesley Gallery and Commemorative Collection this Thursday, 11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Understanding that schedules are crowded this time of year, the Neu Chapel Society is sponsoring an informal Open House for the UE campus community and for those who have not yet had time to view the Wesley Collection. The Open House is a come-and-go opportunity so you may stay as long as your schedule permits anytime between 11 a.m.and 4 p.m. The John Wesley Gallery is located in the lower level of Neu Chapel. For more information please contact University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman,

The Collection, which includes paintings, ceramics, plates, silverware, busts, and more, is a gift to the University from R. Wayne and Sally Perkins. Wayne is a UE professor emeritus of philosophy and religion; Sally earned a master’s degree from UE in 1977.  It is believed to be the second largest private collection of items related to John Wesley and Methodism in the world. Virtually all of the commemoratives were acquired in England; many are between 100 and 200 years old, with the oldest dating back to 1765.

* Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Award Luncheon 2012!

All scholarship applicants must be present at the Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Luncheon on April 21, in order to be awarded a scholarship!  It starts at 12:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, 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 17 to or call 488-2586.

* Free Obsolete Electronics Recycling

On Tuesday, April 24, you can turn in obsolete electronics for recycling, at no cost to you. Nearly all such items will be accepted, including small appliances such as dorm room sized refrigerators.  Exceptions include typewriters, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, and the like. Qualified obsolete electronics can be dropped off between 1:30-3:30 p.m. by the basketball court between Hale Hall and Hughes Hall; and in the parking lot between Moore Hall and Morton/Brentano Halls.  If you have any questions please contact Janice Walker at 2941 or

* ISEA Bookfair!

ISEA will be hosting a Scholastic Bookfair this week from Wednesday through Friday on the first floor of Ridgway University Center. The hours will be from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on each day. So, if you've been wanting a new book come by and take a look!

* I-House: Hungary Moved to Thursday

Join us Thursday for I-House: Hungary with sophomore cognitive science major Karolina Toth. Learn about her fascinating country and lively hometown, Budapest. Bring your friends to enjoy the final I-House presentation and a special end-of-semester surprise on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery upstairs in Ridgway University Center.

* Bookstore Sidewalk Sale

The annual Bookstore sidewalk sale will be Wednesday, April 18 outside the Ridgway University Center on the east side.  Great savings to be had on one-of-a-kinds, discontinued merchandise, odd sizes and other UE merchandise.  Come early for best selection.  Hours are 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., weather permitting.


* Walk to Cure Diabetes and Day at Holiday World

Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)! The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is Saturday, May 19 at Holiday World.  There is no charge to register – and walkers who raise $100 will receive an event T-shirt, lunch, and free admission to Holiday World for the remainder of the day!

There are two ways you can help:
1. Sign up to walk or to be a virtual walker at Make a donation and solicit donations from others, or                                 
2. Make a donation to the “UE Health Sciences” team. You can do this on line at

JDRF raises money for research on type 1 (juvenile) diabetes which affects more than 150,000 persons under the age of 20 and requires a lifetime of blood tests, restrictive diets, and multiple daily injections of insulin. There is currently no cure for this disease.

Contact Lynn Penland at 1134 for more information.

* Luau Car and Bike Show - Saturday, April 21

On Saturday April 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Evansville’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will host its Eighth Annual Luau Car and Bike Show.  The show will be held in the parking lot of the Arby’s Restaurant at the corner of Burkhardt and Lloyd Expressway in Evansville. Prizes will be given at this event, including trophies for top vehicles in over a dozen categories, door prizes, half-pot drawing and much much more. Additionally, a prize package along with a trophy will be awarded to the largest car club in attendance! Preregistration for this event is $10 per vehicle and $12 on the day of the event. The first 100 cars to register will receive a free dash plaque! All proceeds from this event will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

* "Financial Markets in the 21st Century"- Rick Roop Will Speak to UE Students

Rick Roop, a vice-president and portfolio manager of Donaldson Capital Management, will be talking to UE students in Room 170, Schroder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 4.00 p.m. on April 18. Donaldson Capital Management is an Evansville based money management firm which manages assets worth nearly 550 million dollars. Rick manages nearly 120 million dollars. He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, to give a presentation titled, “Financial Markets in the 21st Century”. The event is open to the UE community and the public.


Info You Should Know

* Recipients of 2012-13 UE Global Scholar Awards

The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana has announced the 2012-13 Recipients of the UE Global Scholar Award.

As a UE Global Scholar, the recipients of this award will engage in scholarship, curriculum development, travel and/or research activities related to the impact of globalization on our learning environment.

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer will travel to Portugal this summer to research the life, work and various manuscripts of Natalia Correia (1923-1993), in preparation for translating her poetry.  Natalia Correia is one of the most renowned poets in Portuguese history, and she was also, for many decades, at the very center of intellectual life in Lisbon.  A fearless social activist, Natalia was sentenced to three years in prison under the Salazar dictatorship.  Eventually, her sentence was suspended, and after the “Bloodless Revolution” of 1974, she was elected to serve in the Assemblia da República (the Portuguese Parliament) for over ten years.  Regarding her literary reputation, The New York Times wrote at the time of her death that “Ms. Correia’s anthology of poetry, Sonetos Românticos, is considered one of the most beautiful contemporary literary works in Portuguese.” 

Assistant Professor of English Mark Cirino will use his Global Scholar grant to travel to Italy to research the setting of Ernest Hemingway’s novel Across the River and into the Trees by visiting sites in and around Venice and the Veneto where Hemingway traveled and composed the novel.  The work will make an immeasurable contribution to his teaching by providing a global perspective to his work and research.

Associate Professor of Political Science Young-Choul Kim will apply his Global Scholar award to study why China’s youth have negative perceptions towards the U.S.  Is it possible for this perception to change in the future? In order to explore this complex nature, he will conduct an empirical survey research in China. Summarily, the surveys will ask Chinese college students’ opinions on current controversial issues between the two countries such as US-China economic relations, military competition, political status of Taiwan and Tibet, roles of the U.S. and China in the 21st century, etc. In preparation of this field research in China, Dr. Kim has been studying the Chinese language since 2009. He has also taken Chinese courses (Chinese 111 and 112) at UE. With this research project, he is planning to visit several universities in China including our partner university, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, to conduct these surveys and intensive interviews.

Professor of Marketing Robert Montgomery will conduct survey research to determine differences in who, why, where, what and how frequently American and Chinese consumers use Social Networking Media.  The Global Scholar award will be used to collect data for a cross-cultural comparison of American and Chinese social-network users.  The results will pinpoint marketing strategies that can be standardized across cultures and strategies that need to be tailored to a specific culture.  Furthermore, the impact of individualism vs. a collective culture and censorship vs. the free flow of information on the use of social network media will be ascertained.

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science/Director of Public Health Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi plans to utilize her Global Scholar grant to expand her experience in the area of global health with a year-long comparative study of health systems in a low-income and high-income country, specifically India and the U.S., respectively.  Reducing health disparities is an essential component to address when observing health care globally. From a global health perspective, the structure of health systems in countries with relation to social and economic development differ significantly leading to access to and quality of care issues. By comparing and contrasting health systems of countries differing in social and economic development, population health statistics such as differences in malnutrition, infant mortality rates, maternal mortality rates, and prevalence of communicable and non-communicable diseases may be better explained.


* Wanted - Students to Share UE Experiences with Prospective Students

Wanted - Students to share their University of Evansville experiences with prospective students.

The Office of Admission is looking for students to blog about their 2012-13 UE experiences. Bloggers will receive $250 per semester upon fulfilling the requirements which include:
• Complete a written blog post, photo post, or video post twice a month. Posts do not have to be long, but share portions of campus life.
• Write a short informational post which provides information about major and campus activities and involvement.
• Provide a photo for the blogging platform or have photo taken by UE staff.

Interested students should e-mail Kim McDonald ( a sample post. For more information, contact Kim at or ext. 2683.


* Important Spring Commencement Information

Spring and summer graduates need to stop by the Registrar’s Office in Room 106 in Olmsted Hall to pick up their May commencement line cards.  The cards contain important information for commencement day and should be brought to the graduation ceremony.  Cords will also be distributed to students earning Latin honors.

* Thank You, UE Campus!

The Honors Program and HPSAC want to thank the Student Development Fund and everyone who supported “Nerd Wars”.  Through your team entry fees and monetary donations that evening, we were able to raise $478 for Albion Fellows Bacon Center.

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Monday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered either of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.


* UE Summer Housing

Students, will you be taking classes in Evansville or staying during the summer to work? If you need summer housing, come by the Office of Residence Life to pick up a summer housing application. UE summer housing will be located in Schroeder Hall. For more information about on-campus summer housing ask the Residence Life staff or visit the summer housing website. Applications for summer housing are due April 20. 




* Dennis Malfatti

Dennis Malfatti, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, has been appointed to a second term on the Executive Board of the Indiana Choral Directors Association (ICDA.)  As a board member, Malfatti holds the position of Repertoire and Standards Chair for College and University Choirs.  In this capacity, he leads choral music reading sessions at the annual ICDA Conference, provides articles for quarterly ICDA publications, and serves as a resource to college level choral directors throughout the state on issues related to repertoire selection.



* Isom Earns MVC Pitcher Of The Week Honor

University of Evansville baseball sophomore Cole Isom of the has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, announced by the league office Monday. The honor marks the first in Isom’s career and second for a member of the Aces’ pitching staff this season.

Isom, a native of Hopkinsville, Ky., threw a three-hit, complete-game gem that steered Evansville to a 4-1 victory over Wichita State Friday evening at Braun Stadium. His victory set up the Aces for their first series win over the Shockers since 2006.

The southpaw struck out a career-high 11 batters in his first Valley victory of the season and did not allow a hit until the seventh inning. Isom also had a shutout into the ninth, giving up just a solo shot. In his ninth season appearance, Isom (2-4) held the Shockers to a .094 batting average and lowered his season earned run average to 3.75.

The Aces (22-14, 6-6 MVC) continue their 12-game home stand Wednesday, hosting SIU Edwardsville at 6:00 p.m. CT. Evansville also welcomes Dayton to Braun Stadium for a three-game series, Friday through Sunday.

* UE Softball Starts Second Half of MVC Season Today

With half of the Missouri Valley Conference season under its belt, the University of Evansville softball will gear up for the first half of the midweek series with Southern Illinois, traveling to Carbondale, Ill., for a doubleheader at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The two teams will complete the three-game series next week, as the Aces will host the Salukis in a single game on April 24.

Halfway through the Valley season, Evansville stands as the eighth place team in the league with a 4-11 MVC record. The Aces are most recently coming off an 0-3 weekend against Wichita State, during which a 7-1 loss and two 1-0 decisions gave the Shockers the series sweep.

Sophomore Katie Sears led the Aces at the plate last weekend, going 5-for-9 with five singles and a stolen base against the Shockers. Overall, freshman Kayla Fortner is batting a team-best .402 with 26 runs batted in and 66 total bases.

Junior Sarah Patterson currently leads the Aces’ pitching staff with a 3.57 ERA, ranking ninth in the Missouri Valley Conference with 82 strikeouts in 110.2 innings of work.

Scouting the Salukis
Southern Illinois Salukis (25-12, 10-4 MVC)
Southern Illinois is coming off a 1-1 split against Missouri State last weekend, after Sunday’s rubber match was cancelled due to rain. The loss represented just the fourth Valley loss of the year for the Salukis, also falling once to Illinois Sate, Indiana State and Creighton in the first half of the conference season. Southern currently stands in second place in the MVC, just four games behind undefeated Northern Iowa.
The Salukis enter Tuesday’s games hitting .300 as a team with 26 home runs on the year. Five Salukis are hitting above .300, led by Mallory Duran who is hitting .386 with four home runs and a team-high 62 total bases and 14 stolen bases. Allie VadeBoncouer leads the team in run production, collecting 35 RBI on the year with six home runs and a .578 slugging percentage.
Three pitchers split almost equal time in the circle for the Salukis, with freshman Katie Bertelsen seeing the most action with 94.0 innings tossed this season. Alyssa Wunderlich leads the staff with a 9-1 record and a 2.85 ERA in 73.2 innings pitched, while Brittney Lang has tallied a team-high 49 strikeouts in 80.0 innings of work.



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