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Thursday, April 25, 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.


From the President


Dear Members of the Campus Community:

On Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 the University will welcome to campus Dr. Robert Dickeson and Ms. Julie Naster of Academic Strategy Partners. They will conduct a two-day workshop with a wide cross-section of UE faculty, staff, and administrators to begin a conversation about how we can more effectively match our resource allocations with the mission of the University. In a time of limited resources, it is critical that we spend our dollars wisely to support the academic and administrative activities that best serve our institutional values. 

Dr. Dickeson is the president and principal of Academy Strategy Partners and is recognized as a national leader in helping colleges and universities to establish priorities based on institutional mission and goals. He is a political scientist by training and is a former faculty member at four universities. Moreover, he has served in various administrative positions and was president of the University of Northern Colorado for ten years (1981-1991). His firm has worked with several hundred colleges and universities.

A key first step in this process is for Dr. Dickeson to learn as much as he can about UE, our programs, our ambitions, and our resources. During the two-day workshop he and Ms. Naster will meet with faculty, staff, and administrators in small group sessions. In addition, he will participate in an Open Forum to which all of the members of the campus community are invited. The Open Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 251. A PowerPoint presentation outlining a framework for the two-day workshop has been posted on the UE Website for your review in advance of the visit. You can access the Academic Strategy Partners presentation under ‘Related Links’ at the following address:  I do hope you will be able to attend and participate in this important conversation about the future of the University. 


President Tom Kazee


What's Happening Today

* Retirement Reception for Dr. Charles Watson Planned for April 25

Please join the University of Evansville and the School of Education for a retirement reception in honor of Dr. Charles Watson, Professor of Education and Chairperson of the School of Education.  The reception will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Graves Hall, Room 240.

Dr. Watson has been involved in teaching, education, and school improvement for over 40 years. He has been a middle school math and science teacher and administrator in schools in Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia. After working and teaching in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Carteret County Schools in North Carolina, Dr. Watson was a Professor in the School of Education at James Madison University and Executive Director of the Virginia Middle School Association. 

He came to the University of Evansville in 2003.   Watson has served the University on various committees including the General Education Subcommittee, University Assessment, Fiscal Affairs, Technology Strategic Planning, and Teacher of the Year Selection Committees, and the HCL/NCA Committee on Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge.  He has received the College of Education and Health Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

In the Evansville community, he has been privileged to serve on the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Early Childhood Development Coalition Board, United Way Needs Assessment, and Mind in the Making Coordinating Committees and Site Councils for Washington, Evans, Fairlawn, Dexter and Scott schools.  He is a founding member of the Weinbach Kiwanis Club and current president.

Dr. Watson received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville, his M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Colorado, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.  Throughout his career he has authored and coauthored numerous books on education and teaching.

Chuck and his wife, Lucy, plan to retire to Jacksonville, Florida.  They have six children and five grandchildren.


Upcoming Events

* JDRF Hotdog Picnic Fundraiser – April 27

The Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a hot dog picnic fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund on Saturday, April 27 at Shoe Carnival, 805 N. Green River Road, in Evansville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For $7 you get a chili dog, chips, dessert and a drink.  For $5 you get a hot dog, chips, dessert and a drink. Please come out and support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund!

* 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

* Crescent Magazine Wants to Know What You Think

Please take a few minutes to let the Crescent Magazine staff know what you think about this year's issues by taking their annual magazine survey. It's anonymous and all you have to do is click the link to begin. The staff thanks you in advance.

* Time is Running Out....

Most students are eligible for a FREE copy, so don't leave campus without your 2012 LinC.  We're pretty sure you're in it!  Stop by Student Publications, second floor, Ridgway Center.

* New Project Collaboration Spaces @ UE Libraries

Are you working on a  team project with classmates?  Tired of squinting at a laptop screen?  Supersize your Project!   Try one of 2 new library spaces specially designed for team collaboration where you can all SEE what you’re doing!  Located in Periodicals on Level 1 and in Group Study Room 405, both  spaces are equipped with PCs, large screen TV monitors, wireless keyboards and whiteboards to facilitate collaboration.  Group Study Room 405 can even be reserved in advance at the Circulation Desk.     

* 2013-2014 Letterhead and Envelope Orders

The Office of Publications distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information to departments Wednesday. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. We are able to get a substantial price break on boxes of envelopes (500 quantity) and reams of letterhead (500 quantity) due to the size of the order. Smaller orders placed later in the year will be more expensive.

If you have not received the ordering information from the Office of Publications, please e-mail or call 2561.

* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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.



* Dean's Awards

The 20th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 18. Students received awards and recognition from various areas of Student Life. Presented at the Awards Ceremony was the 2012-2013  Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Awards. The Student Organization of the Year was awarded to The Crescent Magazine. The Organization Advisor of the year was awarded to Rob Latva and the Student Leader of the Year was awarded to Patrick Hayden. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, recipients and honorees.

* 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!




* Austin Peay Sweeps Aces in Midweek Doubleheader

The University of Evansville baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader Wednesday night at Austin Peay.  The Governors topped the Purple Aces, 3-1, in the first seven-inning game of the night, before winning the second, 3-2, at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarskville, Tenn.

Senior Chris Pearson was the only Evansville (15-27) player to record multiple hits on the evening, as he went 4-for-7 on the night with an RBI.  Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski picked up the only other RBI of the twin bill for the Aces, going 1-for-6 with a run scored.

On the mound, junior left-hander Cole Isom suffered the loss in the opener for UE, while senior right-hander Ryan Billo was on the losing end of the decision in the nightcap. 


Austin Peay grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, as the Governors took advantage of a one-out walk by Isom, when Craig Massoni delivered a two-out, two-run home run to right field.

APSU added to its lead in its half of the third, once again getting a two-out RBI.  After Massoni drew a five-pitch walk, Cody Hudson doubled to left to score Massoni and give Austin Peay a 3-0 advantage.

Evansville got a run back in the top of the sixth, when Pearson singled home Kaczmarski, but Tyler Rogers, who relieved Governor starter Ryan Quick earlier in the inning, held the Aces to just one run by getting redshirt sophomore Kyle Pollock to ground into an inning-ending fielder’s choice.

After Isom pitched out of a jam and stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, Rogers closed the game by retiring UE in order in the top of the seventh to seal the win for APSU.

Pearson recorded two of Evansville’s four hits in the game, going 2-for-3, while redshirt junior Nick Hathcoat and freshman Shain Showers combined for the other two.

Quick improved to 4-2 on the season by earning the win, as he allowed just one run on three hits, while notching five strikeouts around a pair of walks in 5.2 innings.  Isom fell to 2-5 on the year, surrendering three runs, two earned, on five hits.  Isom racked up seven strikeouts in his 6.0 innings of work, but issued five walks.


With Evansville serving as the home team in the nightcap, Austin Peay once again took an early lead, as Tommy Hager singled home Matt Wollenzin in the top of the third to put the Governors up 1-0.

Jordan Hankins doubled APSU’s lead with a leadoff homer in the top of the fourth, before the Aces answered with a run in the bottom of the fifth.  Pollock drew a leadoff walk to start the inning and advanced into scoring position on a ground out by redshirt junior David Patton.  Kaczmarski drove in Pollock with a one-out single up the middle to cut Austin Peay’s lead to 2-1.

The Governors added an insurance run in their half of the sixth, as Hankins reached on an error to start the frame and later scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Reed Harper to push APSU’s lead to 3-1.

UE rallied in the seventh, as Patton reached on a one-out single, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and eventually scored on an APSU throwing error that put the tying run in freshman Shain Showers aboard.  Pearson kept the inning alive with a two-out single to move Showers to third, but Rogers once again shut the door on the Aces by striking out senior Jason Hockemeyer to end the game.

Austin Peay starter Kacy Kemmer upped his record to 3-0 this spring by earning the victory on the mound, as he tossed a pair of scoreless innings.  Billo tossed 4.2 innings in the loss, allowing two runs on six hits, as his record fell to 1-4.

UE will return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, when it hosts Missouri State for a three-game set, its last home series of the year, beginning Friday at 6 p.m.  Evansville will conduct its annual Senior Day festivities prior to Sunday’s 1 p.m. tilt against the Bears.


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