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Monday, May 13, 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.


Info You Should Know

* Time to Renew Your Fitness Center Locker!

It’s time to renew your locker. The summer fee is $3. Please pay at the Fitness Center.

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

* Accounting & Audit Announces Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses and Membership Dues Paid with Pcard

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2013?  Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for some of those travel expenses or membership dues, you will need to e-mail Lori Harriss ( in Accounting & Audit with the following information:

Vendor name
Date of purchase on Pcard
Dollar amount charged to Pcard
Description and purpose of purchase
Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2013-14 budget funds. 


Harlaxton Happenings

* 2013 Summer School Classes Begin at Harlaxton College

On Monday, May 13, the five-week summer session began at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, with 56 students in attendance.  Students in this year’s summer session come from the University of Evansville and Baker University (Kansas), Bethany College (Kansas), Georgia College and State University, Holy Name University (Pennsylvania), Marian University (Indiana), Texas Woman’s University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Southern Indiana, William Jewell College (Missouri), and Young Harris College (Georgia).  

Course offerings include Fundamentals of Environmental Science; Psychology of Coaching; Introduction to Sociology; Love, Sex, and Society; Introduction to Theatre, and Creative Writing Workshop. 

UE faculty members teaching in this year’s summer session include James Brenneman, Biology; Gregg Wilson, Exercise and Sport Science; Mari Plikuhn, Sociology; Joe Flauto, Theatre; and Rob Griffith, Creative Writing.   

Harlaxton coursework is enhanced by course-related field trips and optional weekend travel opportunities.  Harlaxton College has served as the British Campus of the University of Evansville since 1971, providing world-class education in a splendid English manor house in the East Midlands countryside.  In addition to fall and spring semester offerings, featuring the respected British Studies program, Harlaxton is home to over 20 summer programs each year. 



* UNI Rallies Past Evansville, 2-1, In MVC Softball Championship Game

The fourth-seeded University of Northern Iowa softball team rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past the seventh-seeded University of Evansville Purple Aces, 2-1, on Saturday in the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship game at the C.U. Sports Complex in Omaha, Nebraska.

“Our kids battled in every game throughout this tournament and they played to the best of their ability,” said head coach Mark Redburn. “In a MVC championship game like this, there are key hits that can occur at any time and in our case, there were two really good pitchers that battled back and forth throughout the entire game.”

Evansville took an early 1-0 lead in the third inning thanks to back-to-back one-out singles by sophomore outfielder #Victoria Dellorto# and senior first baseman #Kendall Kautz# and an error by the Panthers.  UE senior pitcher Sarah Patterson (16-11) would keep the score 1-0 until the sixth inning, when the Panthers were able to rally.

UNI second baseman Julia Hunter opened the sixth inning with a single off of the wall in left field.  After a sacrifice bunt moved Hunter to second base, UNI shortstop Caitlin Wnek followed with a single up the middle to put runners on the corners with one out.

Patterson would get UNI outfielder Micalla Rettinger to fly out for the second out of the inning, before issuing a walk to clean-up batter Gina Brown to load the bases.  It looked like Patterson would work out of the jam, jumping ahead of UNI right-fielder Kristin Lock 1-2 in the count, but an RBI single and error off of the bat of Lock would score two runs  to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead.

UNI junior pitcher Jamie Fisher (21-13) would retire the Purple Aces in order in the top of the seventh inning to preserve the victory en route to earning MVC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors for the Panthers.  Patterson, senior outfielder Tamara Robey and sophomore outfielder Kayla Fortner would earn MVC All-Tournament team honors for UE, as the seventh-seeded Purple Aces went 3-1 in tournament play.

“These kids have really uplifted this program and have taken it to a different level,” said Redburn. “They certainly do not have anything to hang their heads about.”

In Saturday’s final, Robey paced the Evansville offense by going 2-for-4 at the plate, while Dellorto, Kautz and junior shortstop Kacey Rogers pounded out Evansville’s three other hits on the day.  Patterson suffered the tough-luck loss, giving up two runs on six hits in 6.0 innings of work, striking out four.  Fisher earned the victory for UNI by tossing her third complete-game victory of the tournament, allowing an unearned run on five base hits and four walks, while striking out five.

With the victory, Northern Iowa improves to 26-24 on the season, and will represent the Missouri Valley Conference in the 2013 NCAA Softball Tournament.  Evansville, meanwhile, sees its 2013 season come to a close with a 23-30 overall record. 

* UE Baseball Drops MVC Finale to Illinois State, 14-4

The University of Evansville baseball team finished its Missouri Valley Conference schedule with an even 10-10 record, as the Purple Aces fell, 14-14, in seven innings to Illinois State Sunday afternoon in their MVC finale at Duffy Bass Field.

Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski paced Evansville (21-31, 10-10 MVC) offensively by going 3-for-3 with a two-run home run, his team-leading fifth of the season.  Senior Jason Hockemeyer also homered for the Aces to highlight a 2-for-3 effort.

Sophomore starter Kyle Freeland suffered the loss on the mound and fell to 3-8 on the season, as he allowed eight runs, all earned, on 10 hits and struck out four, while walking two in 5.0 innings of work.

UE threatened in the top of the first by putting runners on the corners with just one out, but Illinois State (33-18, 13-5 MVC) turned one of its four double plays on the afternoon to get out of the jam.

The Redbirds then scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second to take an early 2-0 lead.  Kyle Stanton drew a one-out walk to start the inning and Mike Hollenbeck followed with a single to center.  After a wild pitch that moved both runners up 90 feet to second and third, Brock Stewart drove them both in with a hard single back up the middle.

Evansville answered with a three-run top of the third that including a pair of long balls.  Kaczmarski followed with one-out single by Andy Lasher with a two-run blast to right center, before Hockemeyer gave the Aces a 3-2 lead two batters later with a solo shot to left center.

UE’s lead was short lived, as the Redbirds responded by scoring five runs in the bottom of the inning to open up a 7-3 advantage.  Zac Johnson tied the game with an RBI double to shallow center, before Eric Aguilera put ISU back in front, 5-3, with a two-run single through the left side.  Stewart, who finished the game with five RBI, capped the rally with a two-run single to right.

In the top of the fifth, Evansville was able to load the bases with no outs, but the Illinois State defense came through with another double play to limit the damage to just one run, as Nick Hathcoat was able to score, when Pearson grounded into a 6-4-3 twin killing to make the score 7-4.

Stewart once again came through for the Redbirds with a one-out single to plate a run in the bottom of the fifth, before ISU put the game away by exploding for six runs on six hits in the bottom of the seventh to put the 10-run rule into effect for the second-straight game.

Brad Sorkin allowed four runs, all earned, on six hits and four walks in 6.1 innings to earn the win on the mound for Illinois State.  The Redbirds’ four through seven hitters combined to go 12-for-15 with 10 RBI.

Evansville will look to rebound Tuesday night, when it hosts Western Kentucky in its 2013 home finale.  The first pitch is slated for 6 p.m.

* 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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