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Thursday, August 23, 2012

What's Happening Today

* UE Students - Get Free Tickets Now to Evansville Otters Baseball Game

The Evansville Otters baseball team are inviting UE students to attend two games for free this weekend! The games will be held at historic Bosse Field in Evansville on Friday, August 24 at 6:35 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 at 1:35 p.m.  Pick up your ticket for free admission in the Center for Student Engagement, on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  Student ID required. For more information on the Evansville Otters and Bosse Field go here:



* All You Need to Know ....

Join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center for All You Need to Know... a game show geared primarily toward new students, freshmen and transfers, but open to the entire campus. Using clicker technology, there is plenty of audience participation! Learn fun facts about UE and resources available on campus.

Participants have the chance to win an Emerson 22” LCD HDTV, a Nook Simple Touch, and other great door prizes!

This Define Your Life Event is jointly sponsored by: Hughes Hall Staff, Counseling & Health Education, Community Service Initiatives, and Resident Students Association


* Opera Auditions Set for Today!

AUDITIONS for UE Opera Scenes and the one act opera Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan will be today, Thursday, from 4–6 Fine Arts 101 (Dr. Truitt’s office).  No prior operatic experience is needed and participants may sing a song or aria of their choice.  This is a great opportunity to learn about opera and participate in a production if you are a fan of music – just think, you can say later on “I remember that time I sang in an opera in college…”! 


* Intramural Soccer Registration Now Open!

Intramural soccer registration is now open! Visit to sign a team up today.  If you do not have an account, simply create an account using your UE email address.  Intramurals are FREE for all UE students, faculty, and staff.  If you have any questions on how to sign up a team or join a team, please contact Rob Latva at or 488-2794.


* LinC and Crescent Magazine Interest Meeting

Learn how you can become a member of either the yearbook or magazine staff at an interest meeting at 4:30 p.m.on Thursday, Aug. 23, right outside the Student Publications office, second floor Ridgway University Center. Yearbook positions available: photographers and writers.  Magazine position available: writer.  Experience not required. You will receive academic credit.

* Sign Up Now for United Way's Day of Caring

Each year UE supports United Way by allowing employees to volunteer during business hours on the United Way Day of Caring. This year it is Friday, September 7 from 9 a m – 1 p.m.  (lunch will be provided at our site). UE employees who are interested in participating are asked to complete the volunteer form. Employees DO need supervisor approval, but are not required to take leave time to participate. UE will volunteer again this year with Evansville ARC and ARC Industries on several projects. The projects are listed on the volunteer form. Please indicate your preference of projects and we will try to accommodate your choice. UE has been a proud leader in Day of Caring participation in past years. This year President Kazee and Dr. Sharron Kazee will be joining our team and encourages your participation. We would like to have many more volunteers join us this year!

All Day of Caring workers are invited to an early morning breakfast and program at the Centre in downtown Evansville before you start work from 7 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.. Evansville ARC and United Way greatly appreciate your time, hard work, and willingness to serve our community. Thank you!

Please fill out the volunteer form and return it to Brian Conner in Ridgway University Center 229 by August 24 (if you want to be able to choose your T-shirt size) and no later than August 31 (your choice of T-shirt size cannot be guaranteed). Questions? Contact Brian Conner at 1107 or


Upcoming Events

* Roller Skating in Carson Center this Saturday!

Join the Student Activities Board (SAB) for a fun night of roller skating right here on campus this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Carson Center.

* WUEV/AcesTV Call Out Meeting - Monday, Aug. 27

WUEV (UE’s campus radio station) and AcesTV (UE’s video production group) will have a joint “Call-Out” meeting for interested new members on Monday, August 27 from 5-6 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  Come and learn what both groups have to offer, and how you can become involved, as positions are immediately available for interested students. For more information on the meeting, or for more information on WUEV and AcesTV, please contact WUEV & AcesTV General Manager Tom Benson via email at or by phone at extension 2689.

* AcesTV "Mustache" You a Question!

Would you like to come to our callout meeting Monday, August 27 in Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center from 5-6 p.m.? AcesTV is inviting you to come learn more about how you can get a broad range of hands-on multimedia experience, advertising skills, and much more! You might even get credit for it! Come check out how you can build your skill set in a fun learning environment. Everyone is invited!


* Join the Aces Brass Pep Band - New Exciting Directions this Year!

You are invited to join the Aces Brass Pep Band, which rehearses once a week on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. Don't let the name fool you - while we always need brass, we also need woodwinds, percussion (including drum set), bass guitar, and keyboard. We can supply most of the instruments if you don't have your own (no $ involved, you just need a UE library barcode). We perform at most men's & women's home basketball games, but the time commitment for each student is very manageable since within the group we alternate games. We have lots of exciting new music this semester, will be starting some new trends and traditions, and making this semester more exciting than ever before. The UE Purple Aces men's & women's basketball teams have some very exciting games to attend in the amazing new Ford Center arena in downtown Evansville, and this is your opportunity to be a part of it! Register for MUS 110, section 02 during add/drop, or contact Dr. Tim Groulx ( if you have any questions. First meeting is Monday, August 27. Come be a part of the excitement!

* Dance Team Auditions

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team invites all eligible students to audition for the Dance Team for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions will be held on August 30 from 8 pm to 10 pm and August 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The first day of auditions will consist of learning a short, choreographed dance and practicing technique. The second day will consist of showing examples of required technique, preforming the choreographed routine, showcasing 1 minute of original original choreography to music (this should be prepared prior to auditions), and a short interview. Auditions will be held in the Small Gym of the Carson Center.

Information about the 2012-2013 season will be provided at the call out meeting on August 27 from 9 pm to 10 pm in Room 113, Carson Center.

A private or video audition may be arranged if needed and will be allowed at the discretion of the coaching staff.

There is a $20 audition fee. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing during auditions. Footwear is required.

More information is available at

Please contact Coach Arata with any questions or concerns at or 502-689-4085. We hope to see you at auditions!


Info You Should Know

* Define Your Life!

Need to get connected? Enrich your life? Experience more? Check out the initial Define Your Life Fall Line-Up for this Fall: Fall2012 DYL Events

* Attention UE Cardholders!

The August Pcard Cycle began on July 24 and ended on August 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of August 23, and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload onAugust 28.


* Writing Center to Open on Tuesday, September 4

The Writing Center will "officially" open at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Online appointments with a writing mentor may be made online by going to, clicking on "Areas" and then on "Writing Center." To make an appointment to see a mentor before Sept. 4, please email Director of Academic Support Services Linda Bathon at with your request at least 24 hours before the date and time you prefer.

* Student and Alumni Mentoring Program

Attention all juniors and seniors! Would you like a mentor who is interested in you and your career path? Someone to talk with about your field of study? Someone who understands the challenges you face? Someone who can share their career path with you? Then make your connection with UE alumni and friends through the Student-Alumni Mentor Program. If you are interested, please visit:

* Freshman Service Project Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers and Online at

Thank you to all who participated in the Freshman Service Project, making a difference to 20 nonprofit organizations here in Evansville! To recognize participation in this activity, announcements were sent to students' hometown newspapers and are posted online at 

You should receive an e-mail notification with a link to view your story online and share it with friends and family through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also log in to via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, activities, and other biographical information. 

UE uses to recognize students for their achievements and activities, such as making the Dean's List, studying abroad, and participating in community service. Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. UE is dedicated to helping students create a positive online profile by providing as a free service. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241 or KL147. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online at Keep up the good work, and be on the lookout for more stories about your accomplishments! 

* Softball Team Looking for Managers

The softball team is looking for managers to assist with the 2012-13 season. Those with baseball or softball experience and the flexibility to attend practice are welcome. Tnere is also a need for a film manager capable of handling and using camera equipment, working with computers, and using video editing software. Stipend included toward 2012-13 school year. Please contact Assistant Softball Coach Christine Sheridan at for more details.

* This Week in Music - Summer Activities and Ensemble Auditions

As the new academic year begins, the Department of Music  would like to welcome everyone back to campus and to tell you of some of the activities of department faculty over the summer.  For instance, Consortium Instructor of Oboe Elizabeth Robertson and Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler performed at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Oxford, Ohio, in July.  The conference is a five-day event that includes concerts, recitals, master classes, and workshops presented by leading double reed artists and pedagogues from around the globe. Dr. Robertson and Professor Fiedler performed American composer William Bolcom’s Spring Concertino.

Department of Music harp instructor, Dr. Erzsébet Gaál Rinne, along with several of her students, recently presented a concert in the Old Gallery of the Evansville Museum in downtown Evansville.  The concert, titled “Musical Heritage of Evansville,” occurred Sunday, August 19, and was presented as part of the Bicentennial Anniversary of Evansville with the intent of demonstrating and celebrating the rich musical heritage that has been brought to Evansville by various ethnic groups from around the world.

Auditions are being held this week for several Department ensembles. Check out AceNotes Upcoming Events or the ensemble bulletin boards in the north hall of Krannert Hall for more details. Sign-up sheets are also available on the respective bulletin boards.  The ensembles are open to both music majors and non-majors.



* Vocal Performing Majors Studied in Prestigious Summer Training Programs

Junior Tyler Samuel  participated in the 29th Annual Harrower Summer Opera Workshop in Atlanta, GA.  While in residence, Tyler worked with internationally acclaimed soprano Sylvia McNair, international star Carroll Freeman, and other faculty.  McNair appeared regularly at the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Santa Fe Opera, the San Francisco Opera and at the Metropolitan Opera.  The program  included Ms. Samuel performing the role of the First Spirit in Mozart’s the Magic Flute and participation in the annual Opera Gala. Tyler also performed to rave reviews in a production of the musical Aida with the Circle Players in Nashville, TN.

Senior Melanie Bacaling participated in the Salzburg Study Abroad Program in Austria. While in residence she conducted research on Mozart utilizing the museums and archives of Salzburg and Vienna as part of the Mozart Project and received lessons from Mozarteum faculty.  These lessons and her research culminated in a recital lecture in a public forum at the end of the session.  This program is provided through Northern Illinois University in conjunction with Salzburg College.

Senior Alyssa Brooks and junior Josh Kight participated in the Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance program. Arroyo, an American soprano, had an illustrious international career from the 1960s to the 1980s, performing at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, and many other renowned venues. The program consisted of role preparation, master classes, Italian study, and performances. Alyssa studied the role of Nannetta in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff, while Josh prepared the role of Fenton in the same production.

* Joni McFelea

Dr. Joni McFelea, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, will have her article, “Quality of Life of Families with Children Who Have Severe Developmental Disabilities:  A Comparison Based on Child Residence” published in Physical Disabilities:  Education and Related Services Volume 31, Number 2 (Fall 2012).




* Evansville Tennis Honored with ITA Academic Awards

The honors keep rolling in for the athletic programs at the University of Evansville.  UE’s women’s tennis team is the latest to be honored, taking team and individual honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.Evansville garnered the ITA All-Academic Team Award for its performance in the classroom.  In order to be eligible, the team must post a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher with all players on the roster factoring into the final GPA tally.

On the individual side, five Aces were honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes.  Seniors Dora Kotsiou and Jessica Raatz lead the group, which also includes Kelsey Costales, Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson.

“Our team accomplished something very special,” head coach Nick Mueller said.  “It is hard enough to play Division I athletics, but being able to balance that work with your work in the classroom is something that is very special.  I am very proud of our team.”

In order for individuals to be named as ITA Scholar-Athletes, they must pass three criteria including being a varsity letterwinner, recording a GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale and the nominee must have been enrolled at the institution for a minimum of two semesters.

* UE's Swimming and Diving Squads Rank Nationally in Academics

Both the men’s and women’s’ swimming and diving teams at the University of Evansville were announced as a Scholar-Athlete team for the Spring 2012 semester, as named by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.UE’s women’s swimming and diving team tied for the fifth-highest team grade point average at the Division I level with a combined 3.56, while the men’s squad tied for 30th with a 3.10 GPA.

“I am very proud of this team and how they represent the athletic department and the University of Evansville,” said head coach Rickey Perkins. “They continue to impress me with their desire to see how good they can be academically and athletically.”

Last year’s women’s squad produced seven members of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete team while the men’s team saw four athletes placed on the Academic All-Mid America Conference team. Senior swimmer Colin Gray was also named as a First Team Academic All-American selection, marking Evansville’s first athlete to receive First Team Academic All-America status since soccer player Mike Luttrull was selected for the 2010 Men’s Soccer First Team.

The Scholar All America Team award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).


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