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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Final Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 p.m. tonight in Neu Chapel for the final time this semester. Father Godfrey Mullen, OSB, vice-rector of the seminary at St. Meinrad, will be presiding, and 2009-10 Newman Center intern Deacon Jerry Byrd will be preaching. Confession will be available at 9 p.m., with the Rosary prayed at 9:10 p.m.


Upcoming Events

* Think Outside the Lunch Box to Discuss "Ga$ Pain$"

Why do gas prices spike? When will they fall? How do they affect our economy? On Thursday, May 5, Professor of Economics Michael Zimmer will address these questions in “Ga$ Pain$,” the year’s final installment of the Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series. Zimmer will speak at noon in the Blue & Gold Room on the first floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters in Downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

“Popular opinion tends to attribute high gas prices to a single factor, such as revolutions in the Middle East or decisions in the White House,” Zimmer said. “In reality, price fluctuations are determined by many complex factors. In my presentation, I will present an ‘outside the box’ perspective on the price of gasoline and how the world oil market affects America’s place in the global economy.”

This is the eighth and final event in the inaugural year of Think Outside the Lunch Box, which will resume in the fall.

* Spring Commencement Set for Saturday, May 7

Spring Commencement 2011 is set for Saturday, May 7 in Roberts Stadium. Student Robing begins at 12:30 p.m, and Faculty Robing is at 1 p.m. The Commencement Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.

There will be a Baccalaureate Service at 10 a.m. on campus in Neu Chapel.

Graduates - if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend the event, let them know that the ceremony will be streamed live at



* 5K Charity Run

The Criminal Justice Club would like to encourage University students and employees to participate in the “911 Gives Hope” 5k Hope Run, set for Saturday, May 14 at 5 p.m., in Downtown Evansville.  911 Gives Hope is a not-for-profit group made up of area law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency services personnel that raises money for local charities and programs such as the Youth Service Bureau, Aware Autism, Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, ARC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, among others. Registration and additional information can be found at:

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Session Dates


The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 13 for individual counseling sessions.

The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158). To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 812-349-4443.  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Women Veterans Conference Planned for June 4

The Honoring Women Veterans Conference, a day of education, pampering, and camaraderie for women who have served in the United States military, will take place from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center. Attendance is free for women veterans.

The day’s events will include an informative session on military benefits, networking and career information, an afternoon of pampering, and a keynote address from Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Irene Trowell-Harris. As the director of Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, Trowell-Harris serves as the primary advisor to the secretary of veterans affairs on programs and issues related to women veterans.

The University of Evansville is proud to host the Honoring Women Veterans Conference and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. To present this conference, UE has partnered with ITT Technical Institute and The Women’s Hospital.

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 20. Military veterans may register online at or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993.

* UE Bookstore Open on Graduation Day

The UE Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Graduation Day, May 7, for any last minute needs or purchases.  Graduates should make sure they try on their cap and gowns before graduation to make sure everything fits.  If you have any questions about any gowns you purchased from the Bookstore please contact the Bookstore at ext. 2679


Info You Should Know

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting to the statement on or before May 21 (cycle end date) will be paid from FY 2010-2011 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days.  However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2011-2012 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2010-2011 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 13 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2010-2011 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2010-2011 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2010-2011 funds.
• Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2011-2012 in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2010-2011 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2011.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2011-2012 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31, 2011 will be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request
• All services completed and items purchased less than $100 and on campus by May 31, must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting & Audit by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 6 to be paid from FY 2010-2011 funds.
• The requisitions must have appropriate approvals and funds available to be charged to FY 2010-2011.
• Any requisitions not submitted by this time or those submitted without appropriate approvals or without funds available will be charged to your budget in FY 2011-2012.
• All services completed and items purchased for $100 or more and on campus by May 31 must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting and Audit by Friday, June 17 to be paid from FY 2010-2011 funds. Any requisitions not submitted by this time will be charged to your budget in FY 2011-2012.


* Commencement Ceremony to Be Streamed Live

The Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 7 at Roberts Stadium will also be streamed live at

* Registrar's Office Closed on Friday

The Office of the Registrar will be closed at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6 for graduation preparation.  If you have business in this office, please make sure you come before 11 a.m. 

* Pre-Physical Therapy Students and Direct Entry Students

The application for summer 2012 admission into the DPT program will be posted on the PT Web site,, on July 1.  The application deadline will be October 1, 2011.

Direct entry students, who plan to enter the DPT program in summer 2012, must submit their DE verification form and the other required documents to the Physical Therapy Department between August 30 and September 15, 2011. 

Please note:  There have been some changes to the program’s admission requirements.   It is important that all Pre-Physical Therapy students, including Direct Entry, review the updated admission criteria.  

Application materials, revised admission criteria and the direct entry verification form may be accessed through the “Requirements and Applications” page of the PT web site.

For questions, please contact Sherri Chambliss at

* UE Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

Libraries will extend its schedule of hours for Final Exams.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or    

Final Exam Week Hours are:

Wednesday, April 27 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Thursday, April 28 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Friday, April 29 from 7:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.;

Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.;

Sunday,May 1 from noon-1 a.m.;

Monday, May 2 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Tuesday,May 3 from 7:45 a.m.- Midnight;

Wednesday, May 4 from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Thursday, May 5 from 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

Friday, May 6 from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 - closed  

* Bookstore Buyback & UrEntal Return

The end of the semester Book Buyback starts at Noon, April 27 and runs through 10AM, May 5th.  We quote books whether used on this campus or not and you always get CASH on the spot.  During the week there will be various promotions where you can win prizes and discounts.  There is a grand prize $100 gift certificate that anyone can register for as well as $50 prize packages on a daily basis including dinner & movie packages, VISA gift card, Best Buy gift card and an ITunes gift card.  Play the Plinko drop game and see what you can win after your buyback transaction.  Please bring your student ID to sell books, BUT you do NOT need your original receipt.  Come early and often to sell your books.

Also please remember to return your UrEntal books to the Bookstore no later than May 4th - the last day of finals.  They can easily be brought to the UrEntal check in counter for quick processing.  Rentals not returned by the required date are subject to late fees and/or replacement fees.  Please mark your calendar as a reminder to do this.  You can retrun your rental book and sell back any books you don't want at the same time for convenience.



* Wood Chosen for MVC Scholar Athlete Team

University of Evansville senior Maggie Wood has been chosen for the second year in a row as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete Team.  Wood will graduate on Saturday with a degree in writing.  She has a grade point average of 3.79. Wood led the Aces' golf team in stroke average for the second year in a row, and finished with the second lowest career average in University of Evansville history at 81.41.  As a senior, Wood averaged 80.75 in 12 rounds in the fall and 80.82 in 11 spring rounds for the best average on the squad at 80.78.

* Department of Archaeology and Art History Announces Student Summer Plans

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the summer plans of its majors, which include internships and employment at a variety of institutions and participation in archaeological projects in the US and in Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Hungary, Romania and Cyprus.

Lizzie Bloemer, PAST Foundation's Slobodna Underwater Field School, Key West, FL
Elizabeth Bostelman, Internship with the History of Prince William Forest Park’s 45 Cemeteries and Homesteads, National Park Service, VA
Josephine Curtis, Internship with Palm Beach County archaeologist, FL
Elizabeth Frost, Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy
Amber Furlough, Excavation and Internship at James Madison’s Montpelier, VA
Chris Green, Summer Program Coordinator, Fort Collins Museum and Discovery Science Center, Fort Collins, CO
Kevin Kay, Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, Turkey
Kaman Law, Internship in the Department of Membership and Development and paid position in the museum, Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, IN
Rachel Lawrence, Excavations at the Porolissum Forum Project, Romania
Stephanie Lee, Education Programs Assistant, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, IN
Samantha Miller, Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy
Ben Ollestad, Internship at the Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University, IN
Marley Rardin, Excavations with Courson Archaeological Research near Perryton, TX
Alyssa Richardson, Internship at Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection, IN
Anna Salzman, Excavations at Cahokia Mounds, IL
Katy Schmidt, SHUMLA Field Methods in Rock Art Field School and Internship, TX
Sara Spatafore, National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates funded Koros Regional Archaeological Project, Hungary and Cyprus
Leah Thomas, Internship at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon, VA
Lauren Weingart, National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates funded Fellowship in Bioarchaeology, University of Notre Dame, IN
Colleen Westmor, Excavations at Tell Timai, Egypt
Porsche Williams, Facilitator at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

In addition, five Archaeology majors will participate in the Summer Session I trip to Jordan in May-June led by Professors Byrne, Ebeling and Milner: Nate Biondi, Emma Dunleavy, Emily Mella, Ashley Motes, and Marie Mumaw

* Girard Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Graduating senior Danielle Girard has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year.

She will graduate on Saturday with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Girard will arrive in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September and stay there until June 2012, studying phytoremediation of heavy metals from contaminated soils of the Aral Sea basin. She will join a university-sponsored research team at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

Girard’s interest in her research topic began in an environmental geology course at the University of Evansville. When she learned about the poor water quality of the Aral Sea and its effects on human health in the region, she wondered how phytoremediation — the use of plants to remove heavy metals and pollutants from the environment — could help. Girard’s research will examine the ability of plants to remove metals such as mercury and cadmium from contaminated soils in the Aral Sea basin.

“As a double major in International Studies and Environmental Science, my academic and career goals are focused on the global environment with the aim of promoting environmental health for the benefit of human health,” said Girard. “The combination of contaminated site remediation and pollution prevention is an excellent avenue for my career path, as it combines both human and environmental dimensions.”

“From the University of Evansville’s consistent track record of students receiving Fulbright scholarships, it’s clear that the international dimension of a UE education equips our students to compete at the highest levels,” added Earl Kirk, UE director of study abroad. “Danielle’s time abroad will be a tremendous asset to her education and professional experience in the field she has chosen to pursue.”

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries, the program offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. It was established by Congress in 1946.

* UE History Majors Present Papers at Conference

History majors Ashley Majewski, Laura Niehaus and Curtis Personett presented research papers at the Indiana Regional Conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on Saturday, April 9.  The conference was held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., and the UE participants well received papers included work on 18th century English architect John Vanbrugh, the 1838 Eglinton tournament and Coca-Cola and the Arab League Boycott of Israel.  

* Lloyd Named MVC Pitcher Of The Week

Right-handed pitcher Kyle Lloyd piloted the University of Evansville baseball team to a 3-1 conference victory over Missouri State, hurling eight solid innings, allowing just one unearned run, three hits, while striking out three. For that performance, Lloyd has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday.

In his fourth win of the season, Lloyd sat down 12 consecutive batters from the second to the sixth innings, as he went on to pitch four perfect in the contest. Lloyd shut down the Bears’ conference-leading offense, limiting the visitors to a .120 batting average, while also not allowing any hits for extra bases and ended three MSU players’ multi-game hit steaks.

On the season, Lloyd owns a 4-4 record, 4.55 earned run average, and leads the staff with 65.1 innings pitched.
The Aces host Oakland City University Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a non-conference contest before heading to Indiana State for a three-game Valley series this weekend.

* UE Student Nicholas Joyner Selected FTE Undergraduate Fellow

UE religion major Nicholas Joyner has been selected as a 2011 FTE Undergraduate Fellow by The Fund for Theological Education.  Nick was selected because of his demonstrated gifts and his interest in exploring ministry.  Nick will be attending the FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference to be held June 15-19, at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA. 



* Aces Host Oakland City Wednesday

Cruising on a four-game win streak, the University of Evansville baseball team plays host to Oakland City University Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a non-conference contest at Braun Stadium.

This Week's Schedule
May 4    vs. OAKLAND CITY  6 p.m.
May 6    at  Indiana State 1 p.m.
May 7    at  Indiana State 2 p.m.
May 8    at  Indiana State 12 p.m.

Ace Player of the Week
Trentt Copeland, Jr., INF, Guelph, Ontario
.750 AVG, 2-2 GP-GS, 8 AB, 3 R, 6 H, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1.000 SLG%, .750 OB%, 2-2 SB-ATT
Trentt Copeland led Evansville to two wins over Missouri State, batting .750 with a 1.000 slugging percentage and .750 on-base percentage. Copeland went 3-for-4 in both victories with two singles and a double in each contest. In UE’s 3-1 win, the junior sparked both of the Ace’s rallies in the fourth and sixth innings with a single, double, and run scored. In game two, the Guelph, Ontario native recorded an RBI and two runs scored and tallied his 16th double of the season. Playing second base, Copeland turned the game-ending double play, his 24th of the season, that preserved the, 5-4, win as the Bears threatened with bases loaded and one out in the one-run game. Copeland is hitting .359 on the season and leads the conference with a .513 batting average against MVC opponents. A marketing major, Copeland has also excels in the classroom with a 3.69 cumulative GPA.

Ace Pitcher of the Week/MVC Pitcher of the Week
Kyle Lloyd, So., RHP, Sacramento, Calif.
0.00 ERA, 1-0 W-L, 1 APP, 1 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, .120 B/AVG
Kyle Lloyd  piloted Evansville to a 3-1 conference victory over Missouri State, hurling eight solid innings, allowing just one unearned run, three hits, while striking out three. In his fourth win of the season, Lloyd sat down 12 consecutive batters from the second to the sixth innings, as he went on to pitch four perfect in the contest. Lloyd shut down the Bears’ conference-leading offense, limiting the visitors to a .120 batting average, while also not allowing any hits for extra bases and ended three MSU players’ multi-game hit steaks.

Scouting the Mighty Oaks
Oakland City (17-12), a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, comes off two losses to Indiana University-Southeast by scores of 11-2 and 8-5. The Mighty Oaks topped USI last Tuesday, 9-5, who Evansville beat 3-0 back on March 29. Offensively, OCU is led by Eric Barnes (.372, 6 HR, 11 2B, 33 RBI) and Josh Federico (.365), as the team is hitting a collective .288. The pitching staff owns a 4.81 ERA with a .305 batting average against.

Pitching Dominance
Evansville has won seven of their last 10 games, including their last four Valley contests. In those games, the Aces’ pitching staff has been completely dominant. The hurlers own a collective 1.00 earned run average, 21 strikeouts, and a .176 batting average against in the four consecutive wins, including complete game shutouts for Cody Fick and Cole Isom.  Closer Jake Naumann picked up two saves this weekend, throwing a scoreless two and a third innings.

Into the Woods
The Aces will be heading into the woods this week, as UE hosts the Oakland City Mighty Oaks for a midweek non-conference game then heads to Indiana State to take on the Sycamores this weekend. UE leads the all-time series with the Oaks, 31-7, but trails the series with the Sycamores, 54-74-1. Last season, the Aces won the series, 2-1
Home Run Drought
The Aces are currently in their longest home run drought of the season, not hitting a long ball in the last five games. The last time UE hit a home run was on April 19 versus Murray State when Cody Fick and Greg Wallace each recorded a blast. In the first week of April, the Aces hit eight home runs in a four-game span, but the bats have cooled since then. Fick currently has hit 36 home runs in his career and is five away from passing Jeff Starks’ (1979-82) program record of 40 career homers.


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