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Friday, May 17, 2013

Upcoming Events

* Summer Fitness Classes Offered

Join the fun and get in shape. New this summer, the Fitness Center will offer classes beginning Monday May 20. Classes will begin at 4:45 p.m. on Mondays - Zumba Tuesdays - Yoga Wednesdays - Line Dancing Thursdays - Total Fitness


Info You Should Know

* Dean's List Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers

Congratulations to all who made the Spring 2013 Dean's List! To recognize this achievement, news releases have been sent to your hometown newspapers and posted online at

You should receive an e-mail notification with a link to view your story online and share your achievement with friends and family through e-mail and social media. If you haven't already, log in to via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, leadership positions, activities, and professional experience.

Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. UE helps students create a positive online presence by providing as a free service. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241 or kl147. 

* 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!

* 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



* Margaret McMullan

Congratulations to Department of Creative Writing Professor Margaret McMullan whose introduction to Vanished by the Danube: Peace, War, Revolution, and Flight to the West by Charles Farkas was recently published by State University of New York (SUNY) Press. President Bill Clinton says it's "Evocative...Farkas pays tribute to the simple elegance of his native country in the years preceding WWII, while never sparing us the truth about the horrors to come. In his story we are reminded that resourcefulness and optimism can prevail even in the face of great struggle." Professor McMullan was a 2010 Fulbright Professor at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary and currently holds the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.

* Debbie Driggs

Congratulations to Debbie Driggs, in the Office of Admission, on the birth of her second granddaughter. Charlotte Grace was born Thursday, May 16, 2013.  She is 8lbs 15oz and 20 ½ inches long. The proud parents are Amanda and Craig Boyd and big sister Anna.

* Robert Morse

Congratulations to Robert Morse, professor of computer science, who has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to spend the Spring 2014 semester in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

From February 1 through July 15, 2014, Dr. Morse will split his time between teaching and research at the University of Ljubljana. He will teach a graduate-level course on his specialty, computational algebra, and collaborate with local mathematicians on two research projects. To learn more, please visit the EECS news website.

The Fulbright Program, founded in 1946 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offers grants for U.S. citizens to study, teach, and conduct research abroad, and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. Each year, the program awards approximately 800 highly competitive, merit-based grants for U.S. scholars and professionals. Past Fulbright Scholars include recipients of 43 Nobel Prizes, 81 Pulitzer Prizes, 28 MacArthur Foundation Awards, and 16 U.S. Presidential Medals of Honor.

* Kenneth Steinsultz

Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music, has been invited to participate as a guest artist at the Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, May 17-19, 2013.

Dr. Steinsultz will perform a solo recital on Sunday, May 19 at 10:00am in Kemp Recital Hall. In addition to the solo recital, Dr. Steinsultz will be an adjudicator for the Mock Military Band Euphonium Audition on Saturday, May 18.



* Five UE Student-Athletes Earn MVC Award

Five University of Evansville student-athletes were recently honored at the senior banquet as recipients of the Missouri Valley Conference Presidents Council Academic Excellence Award.

Included in the honorees were Sam Cobb (men’s golf), Chelsea Falkenstein (women’s basketball), Jill Enge (women’s swimming and diving), Jordan Van Wyk (women’s swimming and diving) and Kepra McBrayer (women’s cross country).  The group received their awards at the UE senior banquet, which was held on Saturday, May 4.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the elite academic achievements of graduating senior student-athletes.  In order to be recognized, the student-athlete must meet three requirements including: a minimum GPA of 3.8, participation in athletics for at least two years (not necessarily a letterwinner) and must be within 18 hours of graduation at the time the award is received.

* Men's Basketball Signs Christian Benzon

University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the signing of Christian Benzon to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Purple Aces beginning next season.

A native of Denmark, Benzon has played in high school as a Danish exchange student at The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla.  The 6-4, 195 guard served as the team captain for head coach Justin Harden in both his junior and senior seasons.

“It is great to add a player of Christian’s ability to our team,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said.  “We are very excited about what he gives us. He is a very explosive slashing guard. He has great speed to run the wing and along with that can handle the ball very well. He has a tremendous motor and will play multiple positions for our team.”

Benzon led his team in scoring in his first two years at The Rock before taking on a defensive role, averaging 10 points as a senior.  His performance in his final season helped him to be named to the 2012-13 Independent All-State Second Team.  In 2010, Benzon played for Denmark in the U18 European Championships where he saw action in seven games while averaging 15.3 points per contest.  He posted efforts of 26 points versus Luxembourg and 22 against Israel.

He joins a 2013 freshman class that also includes Jaylon Brown (Fishers, Ind.), Duane Gibson (Cleveland, Ohio) and Blake Simmons (Newburgh, Ind.).

“We are extremely excited about all the guys we signed earlier in the year, Christian only adds to that excitement,” Simmons continued.  “Not only are they talented but they are terrific young men that will represent the University of Evansville in a first class manner.”

* Aces To Host 2013 MVC Women's Soccer Championship

Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced the host sites for the 2013-14 sports championships and the University of Evansville has been selected as the host for the 2013 MVC Women’s Soccer Championship.

Arad McCutchan Stadium will host the tournament, which is slated to take place from November 8-10, 2013.  The top six teams out of the seven in the league advance to the championships while the top two seeds receive a bye in the first round.

“We are very excited about being able to host the tournament on our field,” UE head coach Krista McKendree said.  “We have not done it since 07, so it will be a good challenge for us to see if we can play good enough soccer all year long to earn a spot in the tournament.  It will be another competitive year in the Valley and we look forward to what will be a great weekend.”

All games in the opening round are played on campus sites while the semifinals will take place in Evansville on Friday, Nov. 8 with the championship set to be played two days later.  The Purple Aces had an outstanding season in 2012, going 4-1-1 in the MVC en route to the regular season championship.

Evansville is no stranger to hosting major soccer tournaments as UE has played host to more postseason soccer tournaments than any other school in the MVC, including 12 NCAA Tournament matches.

This will mark the fourth time UE has hosted the women’s soccer championship.  The other three times were in 1996, 1998 and 2007.  The men’s soccer championship has also been played in Evansville on three occasions with the last coming in 2008.  Women’s golf was the last championship to be hosted by the Purple Aces.  The 2010 MVC Tournament was held at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh from April 18-20, 2010.


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