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Friday, May 10, 2013

From the President

* What does IMPACT mean?

Dear Staff and Administrators,

I trust that you have seen the new "IMPACT" banners on campus.  The banners are simply one part of a comprehensive approach to telling our story at UE.  Everyone who works at UE is very important to helping us deliver that story on a daily basis.

As a key step in this process, I would like to invite you to participate in a discussion facilitated by Don Jones, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and members of the marketing team.  I encourage you to select and attend one of the following "IMPACT" sessions:

IMPACT Session I – UE Support Staff/Physical Plant Employees
Monday, May 13       
11:00 a.m. – noon
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 251

IMPACT Session II – UE Support Staff/Physical Plant Employees
Tuesday, May 14
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 251

IMPACT Session I – UE Administrators
Monday, May 13       
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 251

IMPACT Session II – UE Administrators
Tuesday, May 14
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 251

The UE marketing team will discuss the meaning and intent of the "IMPACT" campaign, how we will tell the UE story to the groups we serve in all on and off campus communications, and the important part that you play in delivering that message.



Thomas A. Kazee


Upcoming Events

* Office Staff Association May Luncheon

The OSA May luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 14, 12-1:30 p.m., in Grabill Lounge, Neu Chapel. Please bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the officers. Bring a flower or plant for the flower exchange. We will officially announce the 2013-2014 officers. The group portrait will be taken and then we are off until the fall. Please let Kim Flener (kf129) or Donna Jones (dj32) know if you will be coming so we will have enough chairs.

* 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.

* Douglas Reed's "Amazing Grace" Concert

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, will play a concert entitled Amazing Grace in Neu Chapel on May 12, at 4:00 p.m.  A matinee performance of his concert in Siegen, Germany later in May, the program will include music by American composers William Albright, William Bolcom, Sydney Hodkinson, and Daniel Pinkham.

Reed will perform three compositions based on familiar hymn tunes. These include Pulitzer Prize winning composer William Bolcom’s Gospel Prelude on “Amazing Grace” and Prelude on “Abide With Me" as well as Pinkham’s Variations on “Wondrous Love.” 

The program will also include a 35th anniversary performance of William Albright’s Organbook III (1977-78) premiered by the composer on the Neu Chapel Holtkamp organ in 1978.  Albright had strong ties with the University of Evansville who commissioned him to write Four Fancies for harpsichord (1978) with the support of the Mesker Music Trust, and Symphony for organ with percussion (1986) with the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The most recent works on the program are Swing Shift and Zephyrs from Sydney Hodkinson’s Organmusic (2012). Hodkinson conducts the Contemporary Ensemble and teaches composition at the Aspen Colorado Music Festival and School.  A composition professor and conductor of the Musica Nova Ensemble at the Eastman School of Music for many years, Hodkinson wrote Papillons, Book III (1984) for Douglas Reed, and Cantata Sancta (2001) with the support of the McGary Family of Newburgh, Indiana and the Friends of UE Music for the dedication of the Francile MacDonald McGary portative organ.

Sponsored by the University of Evansville Department of Religious Life, the program is free and open to the public.


Info You Should Know

* Free Copy of 2012 LinC Yearbook Available

If you would like a free copy of the award-winning 2012 LinC yearbook, stop by Student Publications, second floor Ridgway Center, to pick up a copy.  Copies are located right outside the door.  Help yourself!

* UE's EMS - Roles, Responsibility and Authority

This is the third in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS).  It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where appropriate.  So far we’ve covered UE’s Environmental Policy (ride the CREST) and the EMS Logo.

The item covered in this memo is Roles, Responsibility and Authority.

All University employees and students  are responsible for complying with applicable regulatory programs and UE procedures.  For other responsibilities, click on the following link:

* 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


Sympathy to...

* Rhonda Holder

Rhonda Holder, Associate Administrative Assistant in Athletics, on the death of her father, William “Bud” Rogers, who passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.  There will be Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday May 10, 2013, at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, 6300 N First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710.  Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday May 11, 2013, at the funeral home, with Rev. Ray Deeter officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church,1200 N. Garvin St, Evansville, IN 47711.



* Softball Continues in MVC Tournament

With a late start at the CU Sports Complex for the University of Evansville softball team, they were able to knock off No. 3 Illinois State Thursday night by a score of 5-3 to continue on in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

The Aces produced eight hits against the Redbirds as junior Kacey Rogers went 2-for-3 at bat with a run scored. Sophomore Victoria Dellorto and senior Alicia Betancur added to the offense for UE as each went 2-for-4 at bat as they combined for three runs and a stolen base.

Evansville will head into the semi-finals as they face No. 2 Drake at 2:35 p.m. CST at the CU Sports Complex in Omaha, Neb., on Friday, May 10. There will continue to be radio broadcasting at and Live Stats available online. Valley Live TV will also continue to broadcast a live video stream online for free.

For more information on the action, visit Tournament Central.

* Baseball Wraps Up MVC Play at Illinois State

The University of Evansville baseball team will play its final Missouri Valley Conference series this weekend, when it travels to Normal, Ill., for a three-game series with Illinois State at Duffy Bass Field.  The Purple Aces and Redbirds will open the series Friday at 6 p.m., continue the set Saturday at 2 p.m. and conclude it Sunday with a 1 p.m. matinee.

Evansville (20-29, 9-8 MVC) will take a season-best four-game winning streak into the series, as the Aces defeated SIU Edwardsville, 11-7, in non-conference play Wednesday night on their home diamond at Braun Stadium.  UE pounded out 15 hits in the contest and had four different players drive in multiple runs.  Senior Chris Pearson and freshman Jonathan Ramon each drove in three runs, while seniors Jason Hockemeyer and Andy Lasher added two apiece.  The three in Evansville’s lineup, which included redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski, Pearson and Hockemeyer, combined to go 8-for-12 with six runs scored and six RBI.  Junior Cole Isom earned the win on the mound to improve to 4-5, as he allowed four runs on six hits in his 6.0 innings of work.

As a team, the Aces are hitting .265 with 54 doubles, 10 triples and 14 home runs for a .338 slugging percentage.  UE enters the series with a .359 on-base percentage and has stolen 42 bases in 63 attempts this season.  Defensively, Evansville has committed 58 errors for a .968 fielding percentage.

* UE Men's Basketball Survey: Chance to Win $50

This past season of University of Evansville Purple Aces Men's Basketball was an outstanding one and we appreciate you being a part of that by attending at least one game this season. The Athletic Department has put together a survey and your opinions are greatly appreciated to help continually enhance the Aces Basketball experience. Please take a moment to fill out the survey at the following link:

By completing the contact information at the end of the survey (which is optional if you would prefer your answers to remain anonymous), you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the University of Evansville Bookstore.

Thank you for your support. Go ACES!!


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