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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

* Summer Hours

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 6 through August 9, 2013.  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 12, 2013.

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

* This Week in Music: Gumberts Award Recital

The Department of Music will conclude its concert offerings for the year with the thirty-sixth annual Gumberts Award Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening, April 23, at 7:30.   Each year, the Gumberts Award Recital features the best performers among the senior class as selected by the Department faculty.  This year, the performers are Tim Gaisser (percussion), Joe Luegers (piano), and sopranos Alyssa Brooks and Melanie Bacaling.  The four seniors will perform a wide range of works from Beethoven to Elliott Carter, and a panel of judges from outside the Department will evaluate their performances and select this year’s recipient of the award.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* Seniors: Win a Diploma Frame!

Current seniors set to graduate in May are invited to take part in The Alumni Association Facebook “Then & Now” contest. To enter, first “like” the Alumni Association page, Then post a side-by-side photo using a photo of yourself from freshman year and a photo of yourself from senior year. Show us how much you have changed while at UE! The contest will be open Wed. April 17 at 12:00 pm until Wed. April 24, 12:00 pm. Any photo editing software can be used to combine the two photos. Suggested smart phone apps include Pic Stitch and InstaCollage, but all are acceptable. One randomly selected winner will receive a diploma frame!

* UE Senior Night!

Attention all 2013 graduating seniors! Please join us for UE Senior Night at RiRa’s on Tuesday, April 23, from 7-11 p.m. There will be free food and soft drinks. This event is sponsored by: Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), UE Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and UE Senior Gift Committee. No Shuttle Service will be available. Event is free. Please register online at 


Upcoming Events

* Free Math Tutoring

Kappa Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics Honor Society, will be offering free tutoring to all students enrolled in UE math classes on Reading Study Day. Tutoring will take place from 1-4 pm in Room 307, Koch Center. Students are encouraged to come and take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for finals.


* Reception for Patti Lodato

Please join us as we wish Patti Lodato, Academic Director of the Writing Center, well in her retirement. An open house reception will be held on Wednesday, April 24 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Writing Center, Clifford Memorial Library room 253.

* Free Paper Shredding and Obsolete Electronics Recycling Day April 24

Once again this spring, the very successful free paper recycling day will be augmented by a free obsolete electronics recycling day. This University supported event is scheduled on Wednesday, April 24 - Reading/Study Day. Here are the details:

Paper shredding – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Koch Center parking lot
Free paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again!  All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc.  No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.  Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers.  Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale loop drive from 12 to 2 pm; and on the Lagoon from 2 to 4 pm.
Students and employees (faculty, administrators, staff) can bring their personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost. Accepted items include: CRT monitors, LCD displays, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, TVs, speakers, VCRs, microwave ovens and small refrigerators as allowed in dorms. Some items that C&I Electronics CANNOT accept are fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), lead acid batteries, loose batteries (except batteries within electronics), full size refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, and any other items C&I Electronics deems not acceptable. Please NO electronics owned by the University.

For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697.

* Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend Set for November 1 – 3

The date for Homecoming 2013 has been set for November 1-3.  Both men’s and women’s exhibition basketball games will be a part of the Saturday festivities, along with the new tradition – Aces Fan Fest.  Plans are underway for class reunions and a few specialty groups.  The goals is to attract as many alums as possible back to campus.   If your organization would like to sponsor an event or plan a reunion, please contact Sylvia DeVault, director of alumni and parent relations, at or call extension 2586 before the end of this academic year. 



Info You Should Know

* Found: Two Umbrellas

Two umbrellas were found outside of Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, on Thursday, April 18. If they are yours, you can pick them up in the Center for Student Engagement.

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting to the statement on or before May 21 (cycle end date) will be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days.  However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 13 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds.
• Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2013-2014 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2012-2013 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2013.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2013-2014 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2013 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request
• All services completed and items purchased less than $100 and on campus by May 31, must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting & Audit by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 10 to be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds.
• The requisitions must have appropriate approvals and funds available to be charged to FY 2012-2013.
• Any requisitions less than $100 not submitted by this time or those submitted without appropriate approvals or without funds available will be charged to your budget in FY 2013-2014.
• All services completed and items purchased for $100 or more and on campus by May 31 must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 17 to be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds. Any requisitions not submitted by this time will be charged to your budget in FY 2013-2014.


* Attention UE Cardholders

The April Pcard Cycle started March 22 and ends on April 22. Cycle statements may be run and printed on April 24. The GL upload will occur on April 29. At the time of GL Upload, cardholders will no longer be able to modify transaction details for the April Cycle.


* Rental Books Due Back May 1

This is a reminder that all UrEntal books are due back in the Bookstore by May 1 at 5PM.  Rentals returned after that date will be assessed a late fee of $10.  Students that rented books from SKYO can also return their books to the Bookstore and the Bookstore will ship those books back for you.  UrEntal books are desiginated by the purple and white sticker on the spine, SKYO rentals have no designation on them.  During Buyback please bring all rental returns only to the station marked as the "Rental Returns".  Those books that are not rentals can be sold at the Buyback table next to the return area.  If you have any questions in regard to your rental books please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Final Exams: Come to the Libraries for Quiet Study!

UE Libraries offers quiet study spaces as you prepare for Final Exams. Individual study carrels, Group Study Rooms, study tables, and casual seating are available on all four levels of the Libraries. We encourage you to take full advantage of the quiet study areas available at your library.

* Win an iPad at Book Buyback

The semester end book buyback at the UE Bookstore runs Noon, April 24th through 4PM on May 1st.  We freely quote books whether used on this campus or not.  Please remember to bring all components of books you purchased as it may affect the price you receive.  Workbooks and programmed texts generally need to be clean of marks to have any value.  We have a large listing of books we are offering special pricing well above wholesale.  Also everytime you sell books you can register for the drawing where we are giving away an iPad and a $100 Bookstore gift card. Winners will be notified.  Also during the week all clothing and gifts will be 20% off the regular price during the buyback period.  And don't forget if your group is registered for the Group Buyback Promotion be sure to use your code to credit your group's total so that your group can win the $200 first prize.  Bring your student ID as well, you do NOT need your original receipt to sell books.  AND YOU ALWAYS GET CASH ON THE SPOT!  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore. 

* Family Weekend 2013 Date Set for September 27-29. Make Plans Now!

Over 250 families and 600 people were on campus for Family Weekend 2012!  Family Weekend is scheduled for September 27-29, 2013. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on event planning. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete the “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link:, or by e-mailing the information to:  Like last year’s successful weekend, we would like to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams, at 488-2900 or Donna Jones, at 488-2586.

* Wanted: Students to Blog about Their University of Evansville Experiences

The Office of Admission is looking for students to blog about their 2013-14 UE experiences. Bloggers will receive $250 per semester upon fulfilling the requirements which include:
• Share about campus life at least twice a month. Posts can include written posts, photos, or videos.

Interested students should e-mail Kim McDonald ( a sample post. Students selected to blog will be asked to write an intro post and provide a photo.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Kim at km117 or ext. 2683.

* Executive Board Opportunities with Colleges Against Cancer

UE's Colleges Against Cancer is accepting applications for next year's executive board! There are eleven positions available - from Promotions Chair to Survivorship Chair.

You don't need to be a current member to apply! The application deadline is Wednesday, April 24th.

CAC is an organization that aims to raise awareness about various types of cancers, conducts fundraisers for cancer research, and plans and organizes Relay for Life.

For a full list and description of the available positions and to receive the application form, please email Becky Calahan at

* Libraries Announces Extended Final Exam Hours Schedule

UE Libraries will extend its schedule of hours for Final Examinations beginning on Reading/Study Day
through April 30th.  Hours schedule follows.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with
questions at either 488.2376  or

·         Wednesday, April 24th:     7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Thursday, April 25th:          7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Friday, April 26th:                7:45  a.m.  -  8:00  p.m.
·          Saturday, April 27th:         10:00 a.m.  -  8:00  p.m.
·          Sunday, April 28th:                      Noon  -  1:00  a.m.            
·          Monday, April 29th:            7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Tuesday, April 30th:            7:45  a.m.  -  Midnight
·          Wednesday, May 1st:       7:45  a.m.  -  5:00  p.m.

* Class of 2013 - Would You Like to Leave a Legacy at UE?

Class of 2013 would you like to leave your legacy at UE?  As a graduating class you can show UE how much you have appreciated the support shown to you as a student by donating to the Senior Gift Campaign.  The Class of 2013 can reach it’s $2,000 goal and sponsor-a-student scholarship for next year.  If every student donated $5 the Class of 2013 would exceed the goal.  $5 is less than a footlong from Subway or a coffee from Starbuck so show your support of UE by making a gift today online at

* Housing Extended Stay Requests

UE Housing facilities will close at noon on Thursday May 2; however, all students are asked to depart from housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Those students needing to stay past the posted closing date, including graduating seniors, should submit an Extended Stay Request up until 5:00 p.m. on Reading and Study Day.

* Financial Aid Announcement for Direct Loan Recipients Graduating, Withdrawing or Transferring at End of Spring Semester

Students who have received a Direct 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 one FINAL session in Hyde Hall, Room 126, on  April 24 at 11:00 a.m. (Reading/Study Day).

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, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.



* Foreign Language Department Outstanding Student Awards

A reception was held on April 22 for those receiving the Foreign Languages Department's Outstanding Student Awards for 2012-13. The students recognized at the reception were Abigail J. Elf for French, Alyssa D. Reynolds for German, Emily R. Jamieson for Spanish, Kane D. Stratman for Russian, Lauren E. Littlepage for Japanese, and Rebekah L. Calahan for Chinese. 

* Concrete Canoe Team

For the fourth time in the past five years, the University of Evansville’s Concrete Canoe team has qualified for the American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition, held this year from June 20-22 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

UE’s team of civil engineering students earned a bid to nationals by winning the Concrete Canoe competition at the ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference, held April 18-20 at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. UE placed first out of 17 Concrete Canoe teams, besting the perennial powerhouse team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (which has won regionals 17 of the last 19 years), as well as teams from Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Notre Dame, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and others.

UE Concrete Canoe team members are Jamie Johnson (project manager), Jaclyn Altstadt, Christina Bernauer, Abby Browder, George Carroll, Aubin Fowler, James Gabe, Ryan Hayes, Luc Heidenreich, Amanda Hopf, Chris Kuester, Hieronymus Mitchell, Alejandro Mojica Cadario, Zach Neukam, Hannah Okray, Shannon Osiecki, Heather Passey, Alex Schwinghamer, Katelyn Spainhour, Kilian Sweet, and Bekah Taylor. Mark Valenzuela is the team's faculty advisor.

* Douglas Reed Will Be Featured Performer at EROI Festival

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, has been invited to be a featured performer for the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival, September 26-29 (  This year’s conference will focus on aspects of 20th and 21st century organ composition and performance and design.  Dr. Reed will share a program devoted to the music of William Albright and William Bolcom with David Higgs, chair of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music. This year’s EROI Festival will coincide with the Westfield Center’s first international organ competition (

* Public Health Scholar Bowl Competitors

Congratulations to Cyril Patra, Eric Stoessel, and Michaela Tussey, who traveled to St. Louis this past weekend to compete in the National Undergraduate Public Health Scholar Bowl. The competition consisted of a trivia challenge and case study presentation. The team's faculty advisor, Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, notes that the students performed extremely well and were great representatives for UE!

* UE Alumna Lauren Weingart to Give Lecture at Evansville's Central Library

Archaeology alumna Lauren Weingart ’12 will give a talk at the library on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
in Browning Event Room B in Central Library.

Weingart has worked for the last year digitizing, editing, and cataloging all the images for WWII in Evansville Digital Collection. As part of her work, she extensively researched WWII industries. Weingart will present a brief overview of defense work in Evansville and discuss the African American experience and race relations in Evansville before, during, and just after WWII. This will include housing, pay, work, and recreational activities.

The Evansville in WWII Digital Collection was funded with a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. The WWII Speaker Series is part of the promotional events for the grant.


Sympathy to...

* The Family and Friends of Connie Vernon

Constance “Connie” Vernon, former director of the Intensive English Center and Special Projects, passed away on Sunday, April 21 at the VNA Charlier Hospice Center.  She enjoyed developing programs for international students until her retirement in May 2006.  Friends and colleagues from Tokoha University, Kwassui Women’s University, and Hiroshima Jogakuin University have extended their heartfelt condolences to all the University of Evansville community. 

She is survived by her husband Lee Vernon, daughters Gretchen Raben, Kimberly Bonnell, and Kelly Fritz, stepdaughters Christine Sullivan and Laura Howard, and eight grandchildren. 

Visitation is on Tuesday, April 23 at Pierre Funeral Home-2601 W. Franklin Street from 3:00-8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation and services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 24 at Resurrection Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Lung Cancer Partnership or to Visiting Nursing Association Plus of Evansville.



* UE Women's Basketball Signs McLeod

University of Evansville women’s basketball head coach Oties Epps announced the signing of Paris McLeod to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) Tuesday morning.  McLeod, a 5-foot-7-inch guard from Detroit, will join the Purple Aces for the 2013-14 season.

Notable:  Averaged 19.5 points, 6.8 assists and 5.1 steals per game as a senior…led Inkster to its first undefeated regular season (19-0) in school history as a senior and an overall record of 89-10 during her four-year career…guided the Vikings to a Class A state championship in 2010-11, three district championships and three regional championships…named to the Detroit News Dream Team, first team all-metro, Detroit Free Press All-State Second Team and first-team all-area…named Inkster’s most valuable player as a senior, defensive player of the year as a junior and most improved player as a freshman…named to the MHSAA All-Academic Team during her senior season.

Coach Epps on McLeod:  “We are happy that Paris and her family chose Evansville.  Paris is a play maker that is quick and crafty with the basketball.  With her ability to defend and score, her opponents never get to take a possession off.  She will play a major role in the resurgence of our program.”

* Evansville Remains In 7th At MVC Championships

Three Purple Aces shot 87’s as the University of Evansville women’s golf team wrapped up day two of the MVC Championship at The Club at Porto Cima.

Cathy Doyle, Dana Hayden and Sydney Skiles each shot team lows of 87 to keep UE consistent on the leaderboard.  Paige Crafton, who led the way for UE with a 79 on Sunday, continues to lead the Aces with a 169 following round two of play.  She is tied for 26th place.

Behind her total is Skiles, who is two shots behind in a 31st-place tie.  Doyle is in 34th with a 173 while Hayden is one stroke behind her with a 174 and is tied for 35th.  Kelly Lamarche improved her score by two strokes in round two as she carded a 93 on her way to 46th place.

The teams will finish the tournament with the last round of 18 holes on Tuesday morning.

A tight race remains as the top five squads are separated by just eight strokes.  Wichita State continues to lead the way as they posted a 642 through two rounds.  Southern Illinois kept pace with the Shockers.  After trailing by just one shot after Sunday, they posted an identical 317 on Monday to remain one behind entering the final round.

WSU has posted a consistent team effort.  Bryce Schroeder is tied for 9th with a 160 while the next three are within two strokes of her pace.  Missouri State and Bradley are tied for third place with a 645 while Illinois State wraps up the top five with a 650.  Indiana State has a 663 and sits in 6th while the Aces are in 7th with a 687.

Leading the individuals are Cassie Rushing of SIU and Katie Jean from Illinois State.  Both sit atop the leaderboard with 2-round totals of 151.  They own a healthy lead of six shots over a third-place tie.

Full individual and team standings will be posted as soon as they are available.  To view them, along with full MVC information, please visit the official tournament site at

* Aces Softball to Wrap Up Series Finale in Carbondale

The University of Evansville softball team will head to Carbondale, Ill. to finish game three of the series against Southern Illinois on Tuesday, April 23, starting at 5:00 p.m. CST.

The Aces swept the Salukis last week in a doubleheader at Cooper Stadium where they tallied 14 hits, three doubles, one grand slam home run, 10 RBIs, three stolen bases out of four attempts, and outscored SIU 12-9.

As Evansville (19-25, 10-9) went 4-1 this past week in which they won the series against Missouri State, UE has hit its stride in which they produced 38 hits, four doubles, one home run, 18 RBIs, 10 walks, went 7-for-11 in stolen bases, and outscored their opponents 22-17. The Aces pitching staff was led by senior Sarah Patterson who went 2-0 in the circle while picking up a save against Missouri State. Patterson threw 17.0 innings in which she struck out 19 and held a 3.29 ERA.

Scouting the Opponent

Southern Illinois University Salukis (20-24, 8-10 Missouri Valley Conference)

Southern Illinois enters this matchup with a 20-24 record, with two wins against conference opponent Illinois State, two wings against Wichita State, a three-game sweep at Missouri State, and a win against Creighton . The Salukis were tied at first in the MVC Preseason poll in which four players earned 2013 MVC Preseason All-Conference honors.
Morgan Barchan, who was named to the 2012 All-Tournament Team and All-Conference First Team, leads the Salukis at the hitting position with a .372 batting average out of 148 at bats. While recording nine doubles and three home runs on the season, Barchan has tallied 38 runs, notched 17 RBIs, 27 walks and has gone 4-for-6 in stolen bases.
Brittney Lang leads the pitching staff this season with 157.1 innings pitched and a 4.36 ERA. Lang has struck out 103 and has recorded 13 complete games in 36 appearances with two shutouts and three saves for the Salukis, making her 10-13 on the season.



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