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Friday, May 3, 2013

* Commencement This Saturday

The University of Evansville's 155th Commencement ceremony will take place this Saturday, May 4, at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. with student robing at 12:30 p.m. and faculty robing at 12:45 p.m. The Baccalaureate service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in Neu Chapel.

Graduates, if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend, please let them know that they can watch Commencement via live streaming at A video of the Commencement ceremony will be posted on this page next week. 

* Gloria Spencer Named Staff Employee of the Year

Gloria Spencer, Payroll Specialist in the Office of Human Resources, has been named the 2012-2013 Staff Employee of the Year. Dr. Kazee presented the award to Gloria at the Staff Recognition Dinner held at the Log Inn on Monday, April 29th. Gloria came to the University of Evansville in June 2007. Since then, she has willingly taken on additional responsibilities in her department. She continues to go far beyond expectations and it shows in the excellence of her work.

Those nominating Gloria for this award praised her for her hard work and calm, professional manner. One nominator stated: “Gloria performs a complex and highly sensitive job week in and week out. She is respectful of our students and employees and is sensitive to their needs.”


What's Happening Today

* Registrar's Office Closing Early Friday, May 3

The Office of the Registrar and the Center for Academic Advisement are closing at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3 in order to prepare for Saturday's commencement ceremony. The offices will continue to work with faculty members via phone and e-mail regarding any final grading issues on Friday.


Upcoming Events

* John Wesley Gallery and Commemorative Collection Open Saturday

The UE campus community is invited to view the John Wesley Gallery and Commemorative Collection located in the lower level of Neu Chapel. The Gallery will open at 9:00AM until the Baccalaureate service at 10:00AM and reopen after the service until 11:30AM. A Gallery docent will be present to help interpret the history of the Gallery and its purpose. All are welcome!

* Family Weekend 2013

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 27 – 29, 2013.  If your department or student organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, this is the last chance!  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 campus participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Jones, at 488-2586.

The current schedule of events includes:
Friday, September 27: LEGGS, A philanthropic talent show where all proceeds are donated to Serious Fun Children’s Network Camps, by Phi Kappa Tau - 7:00pm - 9:00pm,

Saturday, Sept 28: Tin City Archaeological Tours, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; Family Weekend Concert, The annual Family Weekend Concert featuring the expansive talent of UE's music students - 2:00 p.m.; SAB Presents Magician Derek Hughes, Comedy and magician show, Sponsored by the Student Activities Board -  7:00 p.m.; UE Parent Social - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept 29: Mass - 9:00 a.m.; Catholic Campus Ministry Open House – 10:30 a.m.                                         


Info You Should Know

* Renewal Time for Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS)

It is time to renew “PAADS” (Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services) forms for the new Fiscal Year 2013-14 period of June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014.  Note: Employee status changes (Requestors and Approvers) during a fiscal year will void a PAADS and a new approved PAADS will be necessary.

The renewal process is simple.
1. Print, complete, obtain authorized signature and submit the form via campus mail to Doris Cook/Distribution Services/GS the PAADS form which is located on either of the following websites on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions at
• Copy Services website at  http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/
• Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email dc47.

* UE Libraries Announces Summer Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Summer 2013. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or .

Summer 2013 Hours  
May Intersession  (May 1-May 12)
• Monday:         8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:         8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:  8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Thursday:        8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Friday:              8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Saturday:        CLOSED
• Sunday:           CLOSED

Summer Session I   (May 13–June 14)
• Monday:            7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:            7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:     7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Thursday:           7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Friday:                 7:30 a.m.   -  5:00 p.m.
• Saturday:            CLOSED
• Sunday:               CLOSED

Exception:   Memorial Day  (May 27)  -  CLOSED
Summer Session II  (June 17–July 19)
• Monday:              7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:              7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:       7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Thursday:             7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Friday:                    7:30 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Saturday:              CLOSED
• Sunday:                 CLOSED

Exception:  Independence Day  (July 4)  -  CLOSED

Summer Intersession  (July 20–August 27)
• Monday:                8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:                8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:         8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Thursday:               8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Friday:                     8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m. 
• Saturday:               CLOSED
• Sunday:                  CLOSED


* UE Bookstore Open Graduation Day from 9 AM to 2 PM

The UE Bookstore will be open on Saturday, May 4 - Graduation Day - from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any last minute preparations. The Bookstore will be closed on Sunday, May 5. 

* Join UE's Midwest Dragon Boat Team!

Come join TEAM UE as we attempt to defend our Gold bracket title in the Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 1. This is a fun, exciting event that anyone can participate in (students, faculty, or staff). To sign up or for more information please  contact  Angie Stauber  ext 2622 or email as547 to be a team member.



* Bookstore Buyback Winners

The winners at the UE Bookstore Buyback promotions are Cassy Amo - IPAD, Chris Doelling - $100 gift card, Chi Omega - $200 Group Buyback Winner, and Zeta Tau Alpha - $100 Group Buyback Winner.  Congratulations to the winners. 

* Honors Program Graduates

Forty May 2013 graduates have earned the distinction of Honors Program graduate.  To complete the program, graduates were required to maintain Honors participation points, complete courses to earn a minimum of 13 Honors credit hours, achieve a 3.3 GPA or higher, and complete and Honors project.  Congratulations to Melanie Bacaling, Eros Bazebizonza Mizidy, Lynn Beaumont, Lauren Bernier, Mason Blankenship, Sarah Blotsky, Bethany Bonifield, Janelle Clausen, Alexandra Cutler, James Drury, Michael Grassmyer, Wolfe Greene, Mollie Hamilton, Marjorie Heideman, Elizabeth Ingram, Emily Jamieson, Collin Jones, Gabriel Kinser, Zuzana Kocsisova, Jessica Kraemer, Danielle Langness, Chris Matlak, Desire Matouba, Kepra McBrayer, Jenna McCord, Deanna Miller, Samantha Miller, Christine Mueller, Klara Nichter, Rosa Palmeri, Patty Schulz.

* R. Scott Lank

R. Scott Lank, Professor of Theatre, was recently selected as one of ten acting faculty in the nation to form a National Congress of Acting Teachers to help review standards in actor education on the undergraduate and graduate levels in universities and colleges across the country.  This initiative is funded and organized through The Actors Center and Michael Howard Studios in New York City and is anticipated to be a major initiative in the development of standards and practices in actor education and training across the country.  During this period of time Lank will also be studying acting at the Michael Howard Studios.



* UE Baseball at Indiana State Moved Up Two Hours

Due to the threat of inclement weather in Terre Haute, Ind., Friday evening, the University of Evansville baseball team’s game at Indiana State has been moved up two hours to 3:30 p.m. CST.

Evansville (17-29, 7-8 MVC) and Indiana State (18-18, 7-8 MVC) enter the series tied for fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference standings.  Sophomore Kyle Freeland is slated to start for the Aces, while Devin Moore is the probable starter for the Sycamores.

Game times for the other two games in the series have not been changed, as UE and ISU will meet at noon on both Saturday and Sunday.

* Marketa Trousilova Named To MVC All-Select Team

Following a re-tally of the votes, it has been announced that University of Evansville women’s tennis player Marketa Trousilova is on the All-Select Team for the 2013 season.

This marks the second honor for the sophomore as her and Natasha James were named to the All-Conference Team at No. 1 doubles.  The All-Select Team is comprised of eight players.  The top six singles student-athletes earn all-conference honors in their flight while the All-Select squad is made up of the top eight players who did not receive that recognition.

Trousilova wrapped up her first season with the Purple Aces with a final mark of 15-3 in singles and 16-3 in doubles.  Her singles mark saw her go an impressive 6-1 in Missouri Valley Conference outings while posting a 1-0 mark at the top flight and 6-0 in the third spot.

Doubles was also a strong point for the Kansas State transfer as she worked with James to go 16-3 and 6-1 in the MVC.  The duo won ten matches in a row at one point and were responsible for half of the Aces’ doubles triumphs this spring.

* UE Baseball Heads to Indiana State

After a victory over cross-town rival Southern Indiana Wednesday night, the University of Evansville baseball team will return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend at in-state rival Indiana State.  The Purple Aces and Sycamores, who enter the weekend tied for fifth in the Valley standings, will open the series Friday at 5:30 p.m., before playing noon games on both Saturday and Sunday.

Evansville (17-29, 7-8 MVC) earned its third shutout of the season with a 4-0 victory over Southern Indiana Wednesday night, after dropping two of three games to Missouri State in league play last weekend.  Senior Jason Hockemeyer led the Aces by going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI against the Screaming Eagles, while freshman Shain Showers also finished 2-for-4 and drove in a run.  On the mound, junior left-hander Cole Isom tossed 6.0 scoreless innings and struck out six without issuing a walk.

As a team, UE enters the series hitting .263 as a team with 47 doubles, eight triples and 12 home runs for a .330 slugging percentage.  Evansville has posted a .356 on-base percentage and has stolen 38 bases in 57 attempts.  Defensively, the Aces have committed 54 errors for a .968 fielding percentage.

Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski leads UE’s offense with a .339 batting average, .481 slugging percentage, 12 doubles, four homers and 13 stolen bases.  Senior Chris Pearson had his 15-game hitting streak end Wednesday, but is hitting .308 on the year with five doubles, three round-trippers and a team-high 27 RBI.  Hockemeyer boasts a .298 average with a team-high .438 on-base percentage and eight stolen bases.

On the mound, Evansville pitchers have combined for a 4.42 ERA, .281 opposing batting average and 337 strikeouts over 393.0 innings.  Reigning MVC Pitcher of the Week Kyle Lloyd is slated to start Saturday and leads the Aces with a 6-2 record, 2.35 ERA and a conference-leading 87 strikeouts.  Lloyd has limited opposing hitters to a .225 batting average and allowed just four earned runs, while notching 28 strikeouts in his last three starts.  Sophomore southpaw Kyle Freeland brings a 3-7 record and 4.06 ERA into his start Friday night and has fanned 68 in his 71.0 innings of work.  Sunday starter Josh Biggs is 0-2 this spring with a 2.87 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his 13 mound appearances, including five starts.

Indiana State (18-18, 7-8 MVC) defeated DePauw, 7-0, in a midweek tilt Wednesday night and had its entire series with UT Martin washed out last weekend in Martin, Tenn.  In their last Valley series, the Sycamores were swept in a three-game road set by Illinois State.

ISU enters the series hitting just .244 as a team and owns a .317 slugging percentage, as Indiana State has tallied 54 doubles, eight triples and five long balls.   The Sycamores have are 50-for-71 in the stolen base department and are fielding .976 collectively.

Koby Kraemer leads ISU with a .313 batting average and is the only ISU player hitting over the .300 mark.  Kraemer has driven in 18 runs on a team-high 13 doubles and .453 slugging percentage.  Robby Ort sports a .285 average with eight doubles, four triples and a homer and leads the squad with 26 RBI.  Mike Fitzgerald, who is hitting .225, has belted a pair of homers and ranks third on the team with 16 RBI.

The Indiana State pitching staff boasts a 3.72 ERA with a .261 opposing batting average and 264 strikeouts over 317.0 innings.  Player of Year candidate and Saturday probable Sean Manaea leads the Sycamores with a 5-3 record and a sparkling 1.57 ERA.  The junior lefty has racked up 72 strikeouts in his 57.1 innings of work and is holding opposing hitters to a paltry .195 batting average.  Devin Moore, who will take the mound Friday, enters the series with a 3-4 record and 2.89 ERA.  Moore has fanned 44 opposing hitters and issued 22 walks over 53.0 innings.  Sunday starter Daniel Peterson is 1-4 on the year with a 4.44 ERA in his 14 appearances, which includes nine starts.

Indiana State leads the all-time series with Evansville, 78-57-1, and holds a slim, 36-35, advantage in games played since the Aces joined the MVC in 1995.  In contests conducted in Terre Haute since 1995, the series is tied at 15 games apiece.  Last season, the Sycamores took two of three from UE in the regular-season series, but Evansville defeated ISU in the MVC Tournament in Springfield, Mo.

FRIDAY – Kyle Freeland (So., LHP, 3-7, 4.06 ERA) vs. Devin Moore (Sr., RHP, 3-4, 2.89 ERA)
SATURDAY – Kyle Lloyd (Sr., RHP, 6-2, 2.35 ERA) vs. Sean Manaea (Jr., LHP, 5-3, 1.57 ERA)
SUNDAY – Josh Biggs (Sr., LHP, 0-2, 2.87 ERA) vs. Daniel Peterson (Jr., RHP, 1-4, 4.44 ERA)

* Quinn Vilneff Just The Second To Earn Elite 18 Award

For just the second time in school history, a University of Evansville student-athlete has been the recipient of an Elite 18 Award, one of the most prestigious honors for each sport.

“It is a tremendous honor for Quinn and is just the second time in school history someone has received the award and he is also the first golfer,” Aces head coach Jim Hamilton said.  “Quinn had a great tournament and is an outstanding golfer and student.  He takes pride in being both a good player and good student.  He works very hard at both and is very deserving.”

Vilneff finished in sixth place at the MVC Championship earlier this week and earned All-Conference recognition along with his Elite 18 award.  Full information on the award is listed below, however, for men’s golf, the prestigious honor is given to the golfer who finishes in the top 18 and has the highest GPA.

The Elite 18 Award Program was established by the Missouri Valley Conference in the fall of 2010 to honor the highest achievement in academics and athletics by a student-athlete in each MVC-sponsored sport. Modeled after the NCAA Elite 88 Academic Recognition Award Program, the MVC Elite 18 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade- point average competing at the finals site at each of the MVC’s 18 team championships.

The selection process varies for each sport, and winners are chosen from a list of nominations submitted by MVC institutions. For the team sports of soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, baseball and softball, the winner will be chosen from the two teams participating in the championship game or match. For cross country, golf, swimming and diving, and track and field, the winners will be chosen from nominated student-athletes who have met a athletic performance threshold (for instance, in cross country, the eligible student- athletes must have finished among the top 10 at the championship meet).

“It is nice because it shows that the University of Evansville has a great balance between academic and sports,” Vilneff said.  “UE emphasizes being a student part along with athletics.  I feel very honored to receive it.  It was one of my goals this year after finishing just one shot out of it last year.”


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