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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What's Happening Today

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* 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

* Summer Session I Books

Summer session I books are available for purchase in the store and on the bookstore website.  During buyback (Apr 24-May 1) the textbook area is closed BUT if you need a book for summer session I all you have to do is ask store staff and they will be happy to retrieve your book for you.  Once buyback is over (May 2) the textbook area will be open as usual.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. 

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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.

* Gluten-Free Students …

Please email Brittany Chidester if you are interested in being a part of a new, gluten-free group on campus! Whether you suffer from Celiac or wheat/gluten allergies, this is a great opportunity for you. Our objective is to provide a supportive network for students, to promote celiac disease and gluten-free awareness within our community and to advocate for gluten free options on campus.

Please email Brittany at if you are interested.

* Applications Now Being Accepted for Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2013-14 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.    Applications may be emailed to; or



* This Week in Music: Musical Honors

The Department of Music wishes to congratulate last night’s Gumberts Award Recital participants for a wonderful concert.  Special congratulations go to the Gumberts Award winner, senior Vocal Performance major and soprano Melanie Bacaling.  Melanie is a student of Assistant Professor of Voice Gregory Rike and plans to pursue graduate studies at the Boston Conservatory of Music in the fall.

The Department would also like to congratulate junior Music Therapy major Kaitlin Emmert on her selection as this year’s Presser Award winner.  Each year the Presser Foundation awards scholarships, grants, and funds specifically to further the cause of music education and music in America.  Schools of Music selected for participation in the Undergraduate Scholar Award Program must maintain a minimum enrollment of 40 undergraduate music majors, offer a curriculum of study that includes at least one-third non-music academic subjects, and show evidence of meeting high professional standards for faculty, curriculum, and facilities.  Recipients are chosen solely on the basis of their merit and achievement. Congratulations, Kaitlin, on becoming a Presser Scholar!

Lastly, the Department would like to congratulate this year’s inductees into Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society for music.  The purpose of Pi Kappa Lambda is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning that offer music degree programs in one or more fields.  Inductees are chosen from the junior and senior classes by the faculty members of the Society at a given institution in accordance with the bylaws and standards of the Society, particularly the Society’s desire to recognize and encourage the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.  This year’s inductees are seniors Melanie Bacaling and Ellyn Washburne and junior Kaitlin Emmert.  Congratulations to you all!


* 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.


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 Golf Wraps Up MVC Championships

Paige Crafton finished as the team leader as the University of Evansville women’s golf team wrapped up the 2013 season with a  9th place finish at the MVC Championship.

Crafton finished in a tie for 24th to lead the Aces.  She carded an 84 in Tuesday’s final round on her way to a score of 253 over the course of the 54-hole event.  Six strokes behind her was Sydney Skiles.  She notched an 88 on Tuesday to finish the event in 32nd with a 259.

Dana Hayden completed play with a 265.  Following a pair of 87’s in the opening two rounds, she posted a 91 on the final day to take 36th.  Cathy Doyle was two shots behind Hayden with a 267.  Her efforts gave her a tie for 37th.  Kelly Lamarche took 46th with her total of 288.

The combined 1044 for the Aces gave them 9th place as they finished just six strokes out of a tie for seventh place between Northern Iowa and Creighton. 

Illinois State took top honors in both the team and individual races.  The Redbirds finished with a 977 to win by three strokes over Wichita State.  ISU posted a 327 in the final round, the lowest round of the day by 11 strokes.  They trailed Wichita State by eight strokes entering the final day before making their rally.

Southern Illinois and Bradley tied for third place with a 982 while Missouri State was just behind with a 984 to take 5th. 

Katie Jean of the Redbirds recorded an 82 in the final round to win medalist.  She finished with a 233, five shots ahead of a second-place tie between Bryce Schroeder (Wichita State) and Danielle Lemek (Bradley).

* Southern Illinois Stifles Aces Softball Sweep

Evansville softball was not able to come away with the three-game sweep against Southern Illinois as the Salukis defeated the Aces, 4-3, on Tuesday night in Carbondale, Ill.

While producing 10 hits against SIU, senior Kendall Kautz accounted for nearly one third of those as she went 3-for-4 at bat while notching one run, two RBIs, and one home run. Senior Alicia Betancur and freshman Kirsten O’Conner also added to the total as they combined to go 4-for-7 at bat. Sophomore Kayla Fortner grabbed her second triple of the season as she went 1-for-3 at the plate while scoring one run and added an RBI to the Aces’ total of three on the day.

UE will wrap up its slate on the road as they head to Terre Haute, Ind. this weekend to face Indiana State in a three-game conference matchup.

Game Recap: SIU 4, UE 3
While Evansville was retired in order in the first half of the first inning, Southern Illinois got off to a hot start as a bases loaded home run tallied four early runs for the Salukis as they took the lead over the Aces, 4-0.

As Evansville moved to the top of the second frame, four singles allowed runners to fill the bases, but SIU’s Brittney Lang worked her way out of a jam and left all three stranded as Southern Illinois continued to lead UE, 4-0.

With a scoreless next four innings, Evansville was able to tally a run on the board as Kautz homered and made it a 4-1 game heading into the bottom half of the sixth inning.

UE shut down the Salukis momentum in the sixth as freshman pitcher Sarah Baldwin and the Evansville defense worked themselves out of a one out, bases loaded situation in which SIU grounded into a double play and were left scoreless while still maintaining the lead, 4-1.

The Aces were able to manufacture a pair of runs in the top of the seventh after a triple by Fortner advanced senior Tamara Robey to home plate. While Southern Illinois called for a pitching change, Kautz was able to notch yet another RBI single to drive in Fortner. With the Salukis still holding onto a 4-3 lead, UE fell short after a ground out to the pitcher left one stranded and SIU was able to end the inning and the game with a 4-3 victory over Evansville.

Southern Illinois’ Lang was able to pick up the win for the Salukis as she improved to 11-13 on the season. Lang pitched 6.2 innings as she struck out eight and allowed three runs. Katie Bertelsen notched her third save of the season as she pitched just 0.1 innings.

Senior pitcher Sarah Patterson suffered the loss as she moved to 12-9 in the circle while pitching 3.0 innings, striking out four, and allowing four runs. Baldwin also saw 3.0 innings as she struck out one and did not allow any runs.

* 2013 Purple Aces Club Golf Classic Set For May 21

The annual Purple Aces Club Golf Classic, which benefits University of Evansville Athletics Scholarships, is set to take place on Tuesday, May 21 at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind.

Everyone is welcome to play as individuals can sign up for $125 while foursomes cost $500.  Registration and lunch will be from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. before a shotgun start commences the tournament at 12:30.  At approximately 5:30 p.m., a post-event reception takes place followed by an awards ceremony.

For those wishing to be a sponsor, several opportunities are available including the sponsorship of holes, longest drive, closest to the pin and recognition on all carts that will be used at the event.

One of the top courses in the state of Indiana, Quail Crossing is on a natural terrain located just minutes from Evansville.  Known for their minimalist style or lay of the land design, Renaissance Golf Design (led by Tom Doak) complemented the natural terrain of Quail’s 320 acres.

Styling the course in imitation of Shinnecock Hills, with fairway bunkers framed by bluestem and other prairie grasses that were selected in conjunction with Quail Unlimited, provides suitable habitat for the birds after which the course is named. Quail’s links style routing is a real treat for golfers who will see an abundance of natural beauty during their 18-hole round.

Those interested in participating are asked to sign up by May 13.  You can register by sending in the entry form that is linked above, or by contacting Dwight Merilatt.  Sponsorship questions and other inquiries can also be directed to him at or 812-488-2287.

* UE Baseball Set for Midweek Twin Bill at Austin Peay

The University of Evansville baseball team will play a pair of seven-inning games as part of a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Austin Peay.  The first contest is slated to being at 4 p.m. at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn., with the second tilt to follow.

Evansville (15-25) dropped two games of three-game set with Missouri Valley Conference foe Wichita State over the weekend, as the Aces won the middle game of the series, 6-3, Saturday, but fell in a pair of one-run decisions, 5-4 and 6-5, Friday and Sunday, respectively.  Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski led UE by going 8-for-12 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the series.  Senior Kyle Lloyd earned Evansville’s lone win on the mound, tossing 8.1 innings with eight strikeouts around two walks in his start Saturday afternoon.

Evansville enters the double dip at Austin Peay with a .272 batting average, including 42 doubles, seven triples and 12 homers for a .343 slugging percentage.  The Aces are getting on base at a .365 clip, have stolen 32 bases in 49 chances and are fielding .970 as a squad.

Kaczmarski leads UE with a .362 batting average, .515 slugging percentage, 11 doubles, four home runs and 10 stolen bases.  The Cary, Ill., native has recorded multiple hits in four-straight games and is currently on a 17-game hitting streak. Seniors Jason Hockemeyer and Chris Pearson are also hitting over .300 at .310 and .308, respectively.  Hockemeyer has tallied four doubles, two triples and 22 RBI, and leads the team with a .450 on-base percentage.  Pearson has legged out five doubles, ranks second on the team with three homers and is tied for the team lead with 26 RBI.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day, who is hitting .266, has also driven in 26 runs.

On the mound, Evansville pitchers have combined for a 4.68 ERA, .290 opposing batting average and 292 strikeouts in 344.0 innings.  Junior left-hander Cole Isom, who is scheduled to start for the Aces in the opener, is 2-4 on the year with a 5.45 ERA.  Isom has tallied 29 strikeouts over 38.0 innings, but opponents have posted a .336 batting average against him.  Fellow junior Ryan Billo is slated to get the ball for game two and enters the twin bill with a 1-3 record, 10.02 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his 20.2 innings of work.

Austin Peay (28-12) took two of three from Belmont in an Ohio Valley Conference series last weekend, as the Governors lost the series opener, 5-2, but rebounded for 5-3 and 10-6 victories.  Outfielder Cody Hudson was named the OVC Co-Player of the Week, after finishing the series 7-for-11 at the plate.

APSU is hitting .290 as a team with 71 doubles, five triples and 26 long balls for a .407 slugging percentage.  Austin Peay owns a .388 on-base percentage and have swiped 45 bases in 68 tries.  Defensively, the Governors had committed 54 errors in their 40 games for a .965 fielding percentage.

Craig Massoni leads APSU with a .364 batting average, .578 slugging percentage, seven home runs and 43 RBI.  Cody Hudson boasts a .352 average with a team-best 16 doubles and 15 stolen bases, while Jordan Hankins is hitting .351 with nine doubles, six home runs and 33 RBI.  Hankins has also drawn 28 walks for a team-high .460 on-base percentage.  Rolando Gautier is also hitting over .300 at .309 and has notched 11 doubles and 19 RBI.

Austin Peay pitchers have combined for a 4.78 ERA, .269 opposing batting average and 305 strikeouts over 360.0 innings.  Junior righty Ryan Quick is scheduled to start against Evansville is game one and enters Wednesday with a 3-2 record and 8.36 ERA.  Quick has fanned 28 opposing hitters in 28.0 innings and made four starts this year.

Evansville leads the all-time series, 38-20-2, and owns a 21-12 advantage in games at Raymond C. Hand Park.  The Aces have won four-straight meetings and eight of the last nine contests.

GAME 1 – Cole Isom (LHP, Jr., 2-4, 5.45 ERA) vs. Ryan Quick (RHP, Jr., 3-2, 8.36 ERA)
GAME 2 – Ryan Billo (RHP, Jr., 1-3, 10.02 ERA) vs. TBA

* UE Baseball Signs Kelley

University of Evansville baseball coach Wes Carroll announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Brandon Kelley during the spring signing period Tuesday afternoon.

Kelley, a 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound pitcher, is a native of Evansville and plays summer ball for the Indiana Prospects.

“I’m excited to welcome Brandon to the Aces Baseball family,” Carroll said.  “I’ve watched his development over the last three years and believe he will make an immediate impact on our pitching staff.”


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