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Thursday, April 19, 2012

* Sunset Tickets - New Information!

Sunset Concert tickets are still available to those who want one. Anyone who reserved a ticket but did not yet pick it up can do so in the Center for Student Engagement until Friday at noon. Those who did not reserve a ticket can show a student ID at the Ford Center ticket window and receive a free ticket. UE students have floor access and general admission to sit anywhere in the Ford Center. Shuttle service will be provided from the front of Carson Center. The first shuttle will leave campus at 6:30 but buses will run all night. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. We look forward to a great turnout for our first concert at the Ford Center.

* 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.

* 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

* ISEA Scholastic Book Fair Today

ISEA's Scholastic Book Fair will be continuing today from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on the first floor of Ridgway University Center. If you didn't get a chance to buy what you wanted yesterday you can come again today! 

* Bible Study Tonight! Everyone Welcome!

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having its last Bible study of the semester on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Buildling. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Want to Play with Dogs?

Zeta Tau Alpha is selling tickets to reserve a time slot for Rent a Puppy  - all money raised will benefit local Humane Societies. Tickets are $5 for 10 minutes or a group of 5 for $15 dollars. Tickets on sale Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. If after that there are time slots left, they will be available at the event on Saturday, April 21. Can't make the event? Donations are welcomed to help animals in the Humane Societies, donate at the table or give it to any Zeta. Email Heather Sisk at with any questions.

* String Ensemble Concert

The University of Evansville String Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will present its final concert of the year on Friday, April 20, 6 p.m., in Wheeler Auditorium. This concert will feature music by Gyorgy Orban, Leos Janacek and UE student Caleb Gorrell; it is free and open to the public.


* 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!

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Have a Writing Center Appointment? Please Honor It!

With semester end fast approaching, the Writing Center calendar is bursting with appointments--a good thing! If you have booked an appointment, please honor it by coming to it on time. If by chance you cannot keep the appointment you have made, remember to cancel it, allowing enough time for another student to take the spot you held. Time at the Center is coveted, and the tutors want to serve as many students as they can. When someone does not show up for an appointment he or she has booked, this is time wasted--and not fair to the other students. Thank you for honoring the appointments you make!

* Call for Commencement Volunteers

All staff are encouraged to volunteer to assist with Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 5, at the Ford Center.  Commencement volunteers are needed at the Ford Center by 12:15 p.m. at the latest. Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. and some volunteers will be asked to stay through the ceremony to assist at the conclusion. Please contact Cara Fabrocini by the end of the day on Friday April 20, at or 488-2058 if you are able to assist at Commencement.

* What UEL Can Do 4U: WorldCat

Do you want to find a CD of Once in a Lifetime, the comedy by Moss Hart and George Kaufman?  Are you looking for books authored by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama?  Do you need resources dealing with Harlaxton College? Are you searching for books on the health care system in the U.S. or in Indiana? Search for and find all of these items in WorldCat.

WorldCat is the world’s largest union catalog.  This unique database contains millions of records representing library-owned resources—both physical and digital—that cross all subjects and languages. More than 10,000 libraries participate in WorldCat and searching this huge database allows you to know which libraries hold what materials.  More than one billion pieces of information are contained within WorldCat. 

WorldCat was conceived and produced by OCLC, a library membership organization established in Dublin, Ohio, in 1967.  It was founded by a small group of librarians who believed that by working together, sharing records, they could reduce information costs.

Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions or comments.

* 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.


* 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.

* 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. 




* Winners of the Foreign Languages Department Outstanding Student Awards

A reception was held April 11 to honor the recipients of the annual Foreign Languages Department Outstanding Student Awards.  The faculty in each language taught by the department selects the students they feel were exceptional in their language studies over the past year.
This year’s winners are:
Bianca E. Edelhoff - French
Ashley R. Rich - German
Kristen M. Sholander - Spanish
Hillary J. Degenhardt - Russian
Anna V. Whiteman - Japanese
Cody C. Baker - Chinese


* Douglas O'Neill, Kirk Rich, and Michael Salazar

Former UE organ students Douglas O’Neill, Kirk Rich, and Michael Salazar will perform a concert in celebration of Dr. Douglas Reed’s continuing UE teaching career on Sunday, April 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 609 S.E. Second Street, Evansville. The 4:00 p.m. concert is sponsored by the Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is free and open to the public. Douglas Reed began teaching at UE as an Assistant Professor of Music and University Organist in 1975.  Although he retired from full-time teaching in 2010, he continues as University Organist and teaches organ and harpsichord students.

Dr. O’Neill is Organist and Assistant Director of Music at The Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City.  After graduating from UE, O’Neill earned masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Kansas.  He has served as Assistant University Organist at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Associate Organist and Director of the Organ Academy at Saint Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha, and as sabbatical replacement for Dr. Reed at the University of Evansville.  Douglas O’Neill was the First Prize Winner of the 1999 Dublin International Organ Competition.

Kirk Rich enrolled at UE for organ study as a high school freshman and continued study at UE for four years. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree in organ  performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He won the 2007 American Guild of Organists/Quimby Competition for Young Organists (Region V) and performed as a “Rising Star” at the 2008 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Minneapolis.  He is the music coordinator at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as the Organist-Choirmaster of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, North Carolina.

Michael Salazar graduated magna cum laude from UE in 2011 with the Music Department’s highest honor, the Gumberts Award. He is currently working on the Master of Music degree at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. A native of Prescott, Arizona, Salazar is the Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Woodbury, Connecticut, and served as organist of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Boonville, Indiana for four years.

* Outstanding Future Educators

Congratulations to UE students Kayla Brenton, Aimee Gray, Brooke Maher, Hannah McNeill, and Anna Millns, who were chosen by the School of Education faculty to be recognized at the Indiana Association for Colleges of Teacher Education's annual Outstanding Future Educators Banquet. The event, held Friday, April 13 at the Ritz Charles in Indianapolis, honored the top student teachers in the state of Indiana. 

* Matthew Knoester and Mari Plikuhn

Matthew Knoester, assistant professor of education, and Mari Plikuhn, assistant prrofessor of sociology, presented a paper titled, "First-Generation College Graduates and the Discourses Needed for Academic Success" at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association in Vancouver, BC on April 14.


Sympathy to...

* Lesa Hofferth and Family

Sincere condolences to Lesa Hofferth, husband John, son Addison and family in the death of their son William Justin Hofferth. He died on Tuesday, April 17 in Raleigh, N.C. Justin was a UE 2009 graduate and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He worked as a real estate appraiser for Tate and Harrell Inc. in Raleigh. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 20, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, Ind. The funeral will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 20, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel with a private burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family online at




* Margaret McMullan and Family

James Michael McMullan, father of  Margaret McMullan, professor and Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing, died Monday, April 16, surrounded by his family at his home in Lake Forest, Illinois.  There will be a memorial service at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest on Saturday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held at the McMullan family plot in Newton, Mississippi. In memory of Jim McMullan, contributions may be sent to the Eudora Welty Foundation, P.O. Box 55685, Jackson, MS 39296-5685.




* Evansville Tops USI In Crosstown Rivalry

In its last non-conference match of the 2012 campaign, the University of Evansville picked up an 8-1 victory over the University of Southern Indiana on Wednesday afternoon.

Evansville’s (12-7) dynamic doubles duos improve to 9-1 in their last ten matches with wins against the Screaming Eagles.  Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James grabbed an 8-2 win over Ellena Stumpf and Lindsey White while Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz defeated Shannon Joyce and Heather Lee, 8-2.

Emily Richardson and Kelsey Costales made it a clean sweep for UE in doubles, taking down Morgan Coquerille and Stephanie Smith by an 8-1 final.  In a doubles exhibition, Logan Ackerman and Alyssa Hoover topped Mina Milovic and Kelsey Edens, 8-5.

In singles play, the Purple Aces went 5-1.  Kotsiou ran past White, 6-0, 6-0 while Dzakula downed Coquerille, 6-1, 6-1.  Milovic picked up her first win in her last six outings, picking up a 6-2, 6-4 win over Stumpf. 

Gaby Fifer ended a six-match losing streak as she sailed past Ackerman, 7-5, 6-0.  In the fifth flight, Emily Richardson picked up an eay win over Stephanie Smith, 6-1, 6-0.  Seeing her first action of the spring season, Edens fell in three sets to Hoover, 5-7, 6-1, 10-6.

The Aces now set their sights on the final weekend of the regular season as they travel to Bradley on Saturday before facing Illinois State on Sunday.


* Aces Baseball Sears SIUE, 10-2

Recording a season-high 16 hits, the University of Evansville baseball team scored in each of the first three innings and held a commanding lead throughout the Wednesday night contest at Braun Stadium in a 10-2 victory over SIU Edwardsville. The Aces improve their overall record to 23-14, while the Cougars of the Ohio Valley Conference fall to 17-20.

Sophomore Ryan Billo (6-1) earned the win, allowing just one run, five hits, a walk, while striking out five in seven innings of work. Billo held SIUE hitless until the fifth frame. Out of the pen, classmates James Kohler and Tyler Miller tossed an inning apiece. Kohler held the Cougars off the board, giving up one hit, while Miller allowed a run and two hits, striking out two.

Offensively, leadoff hitter Eric Stamets led the Aces with a 4-for-4 performance, three RBI, and three runs scored, as five UE players recorded multiple hits in the game. Freshman Kevin Kaczmarski went 3-for-5 with three runs batted in, Kyle Pollock went 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Trentt Copeland and Andy Lasher each logged two hits and two runs apiece.

Evansville took the initial lead when Stamets led off with a single and scored on Kaczmarski’s two-out hit through the right side. Batting around the order in the second inning, the Aces loaded the bases following a leadoff single by Copeland and two hit batters. UE then strung together three RBI singles and a sac fly for a 5-0 advantage.

In the third, the Aces expanded the lead to seven, plating three as Copeland doubled, Lasher singled, and senior Jordan Chavis’ walk set up sac flies for Stamets and Jake Mahon. Kyle Pollock capped the rally with a two-out RBI single.

The Cougars broke their silence in the sixth, combining a triple and double to lead off the inning for one run.
However, Evansville continued to stretch the margin, adding two in the seventh. SIUE scored one last run in the top of the ninth for the final 10-2 score.

Starter Brooks McDowell (1-3) took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in two innings, as the Cougars used five arms in the game.

The Aces are back in action this weekend, hosting the University of Dayton for a non-conference three-game series. Game one begins Friday at 6:00 p.m..


* Aces Bring In Billikens For Non-Conference Doubleheader Today

With just one day of rest after Tuesday’s Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader against Southern Illinois, the University of Evansville will host the Saint Louis Billikens in a non-conference matchup on Thursday. The first pitch of the doubleheader is set for 4:00 p.m.

Evansville (11-28) is looking to snap a five-game skid with the Aces are most recently coming off a 0-2 showing against the Salukis in the midweek conference meeting. Evansville came up on the losing end of a 2-1 heartbreaker as the Salukis posted a two-run come-from-behind win in the bottom of the seventh in game one of the doubleheader. Southern Illinois then secured the two-game sweep with a 9-1 run-rule decision in the nightcap.

Sophomore Katie Sears led the Aces’ offense in the losses, accounting for one-third of UE’s hits with a 3-for-10 performance at the plate. Sears also scored both runs of the day, taking the lead with a team-high 17 runs scored on the season.

Junior pitcher Sarah Patterson took the tough-luck loss in the circle, hurling a lights-out performance in game one. Patterson scattered just five hits and struck out five batters as she held the heavy-hitting Salukis scoreless through the first six innings.  Patterson currently leads the UE staff with a 3.58 ERA and a team-high 88 strikeouts in 117.1 innings of work.



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