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Friday, May 24, 2013

Info You Should Know

* May Pcard General Ledger Upload Delayed a Day

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 27, we are delaying the May Pcard general ledger (GL) upload an extra day.  Cardholders will now have all day, Tuesday, May 28 to complete reconciliation of the May Cycle.  Cardholders will be locked out of the May Cycle as of Wednesday, May 29 for the GL upload.

* UE Bookstore Closed Monday, May 27 and Friday, May 31

The UE Bookstore will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the holiday AND Friday, May 31 for our year end inventory.  Please plan your purchases accordingly.

* Libraries Announces Memorial Day Closing

UE Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.  Libraries resume regular Summer Hours on May 28th.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian with questions at either 488.2376 or

* USPS Closed on Monday, May 28, 2013 for Memorial Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013,  For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* 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



* Erzsébet Gaál Rinne

Dr. Erzsébet Gaál Rinne, Consortium Faculty Harp Instructor, has been invited to participate as a guest artist at the nief-norf Research Summit on Music and Technology (post-1945), to be held on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina on May 31- June 1. Dr. Gaál Rinne will perform on the Guest Artist Feature Concert on Saturday, June 1, at 5:30 pm in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.


Sympathy to...

* Doug Cook and Family

Condolences to Doug Cook, day sergeant in the Office of Safety and Security, on the death of his father Doug Cook of Chandler, Ind. Mr. Cook passed away on Saturday, May 18. He was born February 22, 1943 in Pineville, West Virginia. He graduated from Pineville High School in 1961 and joined the Air Force immediately after. He married Priscilla Joyce Bailey in 1967 and they were by each other's side until her death in 2007. After leaving the military, he spent a long career in the oil fields of northwestern Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. In 1990, the Cooks moved to Peru, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 2–6 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at the First Church of the Nazarene, Peru, Indiana.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the First Church of the Nazarene, Peru, Indiana.



* Evansville's Season Ends After 5-3 Loss to Illinois State

The University of Evansville baseball team saw its season come to an end at the hands of Illinois State Thursday night, as the Purple Aces fell, 5-3, in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Ill.

Senior Andy Lasher drove in a pair of runs for Evansville (24-34) with an RBI single and an RBI ground out, while fellow senior Jason Hockemeyer and redshirt sophomore Kyle Pollock closed the night by going 2-for-4 at the plate.

Junior Cole Isom turned in a valiant effort for the Aces on the mound, as he tossed 7.2 strong innings in a losing effort.  Isom allowed just two earned runs on seven hits and struck out four, as he dropped to 4-6 on the year.  Redshirt junior Sam Johns and senior Jake Naumann combined to toss 1.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Isom was able to work out of a jam in the top of the third, which proved to be the best scoring opportunity for either team in the early going.  Paul DeJong drew a leadoff walk to start the inning, before Sean Beesley reached on a sacrifice bunt attempt, after Isom tried to retire the lead runner in DeJong and committed a throwing error that allowed DeJong to reach third with no outs.  Isom got out of the jam, when UE cut down DeJong at the plate trying to score on a squeeze play, prior to turning an inning-ending, 4-6-3 double play.

After Evansville stranded a pair on the base paths in the bottom of the fourth, the Redbirds broke through by scoring three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 3-0 lead.  Brock Stewart started the rally with a single to right, before Beesley beat Johnny Day to the bag at first base for a single on a bunt attempt to put runners at first and second with just one out.  Stewart scored the first run of the game, when Brett Kay single to shallow right and Beesley doubled ISU’s lead after scampering home following a stolen base and a throwing error by Aces’ catcher Chris Pearson.  Zac Johnson capped the inning with an RBI single to shallow center to score Kay.

UE answered with a run in its half of the inning, when Pollock doubled down the left field line and later scored on an infield single off the bat of Lasher.  Evansville then proceeded to load the bases with two outs, but Illinois State starter Brad Sorkin held the Aces to just one run and the Redbirds led 3-1 after five complete.

ISU took advantage of an Evansville error to score a pair of unearned runs in the top of the eighth to extend its lead to 5-1.  Mike Hollenbeck drew a two-out walk to start the rally and advanced to third on Stewart’s double down the right field line, before Johns came out of the bullpen.  Both runners later scored on an error by freshman Jonathan Ramon.

The Aces were able to get both runs back in the bottom of the eighth to cut the Illinois State lead to 5-3.  Day delivered a one-out single to right, before coming around to score on a wild pitch.  Lasher drove in the second run of the inning, when he grounded out to short and allowed freshman Shain Showers to score from third.

UE would threaten in the bottom of the ninth, as Pearson led off the inning with a single up the middle, but Redbird reliever Jeremy Rhoades was able to strand the tying run at first base and earn his sixth save of the year.

Evansville ends its season with an overall record of 24-34 and finished with a 10-10 record in MVC play for a fifth-place finish in the regular-season standings.

* Men's Soccer Camps Approaching Quick

Men’s soccer camp is right around the corner as the Purple Aces program will host six camps over the next two months for players in several age groups.

Full information is available by visiting  Notes on each camp are also available below.  All campers receive an Aces Soccer Camp t-shirt and a certificate of achievement.  Full-day camps include a hot lunch and drink.  For more information, contact the Evansville Soccer Office at 812-488-2294.

The Advanced Day Camps mark the first of the schedule and will take place from June 3-7.  Going from 8 a.m. until noon each day, the camp is the most intensive one offered and is geared to serious travel or select players.  It is open to boys from U8 to U13.

Beginning on June 10 and running through the 14th, the Day Camps are open to boys and girls age K-6.  Full and half day options are available as the full goes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. while the half day goes from 9 a.m. until noon.  Campers are grouped by age and ability and will work in skill training and development while participating in scrimmage matches later in the day.  Indoor space is available should severe weather limit play outdoors.

On June 29 and 30, UE will host boys age 11 through 14 for the Middle School Elite Camp and the Middle School Goalkeeper Academy.  The elite camp provides a highly competitive atmosphere for serious soccer players.  A focus is placed on technical and functional position training using small group and team tactics.

There will be a team tournament for each age group with evening matches at Arad McCutchan Stadium, home of the Purple Aces.  Also included in the camp is a college recruiting seminar for those interested in playing at the collegiate level.  Training sessions in the camp help the athlete prepare for high school and college careers.

The Goalkeeper Academy is regarded as one of the best in the country.  Methodology used as the camp has been shared with goalkeepers who have gone on to play for the United States National Teams, Major League Soccer, in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the highest collegiate levels.

College ID Camp and Goalkeeper Academy mark the final camps of the season and take place on July 20 and 21 for boys age 15-18.  The camp is designed for serious soccer players who are looking at taking their high school careers to the next level in college.  Small group training and team tactics help players to improve in those areas while a tournament will take place at McCutchan Stadium in the evening for each age group.

Goalkeepers looking at improving their skills in that age group are encouraged to take part in the Goalkeeper Academy where the drills used in that camp have been used to teach those who play at the highest levels in college, in the pros and for the U.S. National Team.

* UE Men's Basketball Adds Tyler Ptacek

The Purple Aces added its second new signee in the span of a week as University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced that Tyler Ptacek has signed his paperwork to play at UE next season.

Ptacek comes to Evansville from Parma, Ohio where he played at Padua Franciscan High School.  Standing at 6-3, the 180 lb. shooting guard was the leading scorer in his senior campaign, posting an average of 19.2 points per game en route to being the top scorer in school history.

“We are very excited to welcome Tyler to our program,” Coach Simmons said.  “He can score the basketball in different ways.  He has a terrific background and will fit in very well with our team.”

In his last high school game in March, Ptacek finished his career in style, posting 38 points against Cleveland Central Catholic, which was one of the top defenses in the city.  Prior to that, he was named one of the High School Players of the Week by where he recorded 44 points in two of the top wins of his senior season in late February.  His efforts came in victories over Westlake and Benedictine.

A solid scorer throughout his entire high school career, Ptacek averaged almost 16 points in his first three seasons at Padua Franciscan, including a career-high of 21.9 tallies in his junior campaign.

He is the second native of the Cleveland area to join the Aces 2013 recruiting class, joining Duane Gibson, who attended Villa Angela-St. Joseph.  Three others are set for their freshman seasons at UE including: Christian Benzon (Denmark), Jaylon Brown (Fishers, Ind.) and Blake Simmons (Newburgh, Ind.).


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