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Thursday, May 5, 2011

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* 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.

* Reception for Visiting Foreign Language Instructors

The Department of Foreign Languages invites the campus community to attend a Reception to wish a fond farewell to our visiting faculty this year:  Dr. Sandra Martin (Spanish instructor), and Mrs. Jie Wang (Chinese instructor).  Please join us on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Suite 350 of Olmsted Hall.  


Upcoming Events

* 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



* 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

* Libraries Announces Intersession Hours

Libraries will observe the following Intersession Hours.
Thursday, May 5         8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, May 6:               8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 7  CLOSED
Sunday,May 8:            CLOSED
Monday, May 9:          8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10:        8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday,May 11:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday,May 12:      8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 Friday, May 13            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 14:      CLOSED
Sunday, May 15:         CLOSED
Monday:  May 16:     Begin Summer Hours 

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions 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. 

* 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  



* The Department of Biology Announces Seniors Attending Graduate School

The Department of Biology is pleased to announce that graduating seniors Amy Johnson, Kylie McNeill, Adam Dillman and Ryan Oesterle will be attending graduate school in Fall 2011.

Amy Johnson has been accepted to the Human Skeletal Biology Masters program at New York University.  Amy conducted two years of summer research under the supervision of Drs. Brian Ernsting and Dale Edwards.  She presented the results of her research findings at MESCON and the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference.  She is also a co-author of a peer-reviewed scientific paper.

Kylie McNeil will attend the University of Louisville working on her doctorate degree Microbiology and Immunology. Kylie did research with Dr. Mark Davis for two years and presented her work at MESCON and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR).  She has a paper in preparation.

Adam Dillman will be attending Vanderbilt University, pursuing a doctoral degree in the Chemical and Physical Biology program. Adam conducted research with Dr. John Stamm in the Physics department for two summers and presented papers at MESCON and NCUR.

Ryan Oesterle will pursue a Masters degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University. His goal is to become a high school biology teacher and still be be involved with baseball and the high school level. Ryan was extensively involved in the UE garden project for two years.


* Margaret McMullan Lectures on Writing Historical Fiction

Professor of English Margaret McMullan spoke in Chicago, Ill., at The Contemporary Club on April 29 about writing historical fiction. She will also speak on this same subject in Indianapolis at Beth-El Zedeck Temple for the Writer's Center of Indiana's Clowes Craft Lecture Series on May 7.

* Copeland Is Back-To-Back MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week

Trentt Copeland of the University of Evansville baseball team has been named the Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week, announced by Commissioner Doug Elgin Wednesday. Copeland was honored for his performance during the period of April 25-May 1.

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 also excels in the classroom with a 3.69 cumulative GPA.

Now in its 12th year of existence, The Valley's Scholar-Athlete program is sponsored by Prairie Farms, Roberts and Hiland Dairies. On a weekly basis, the Conference honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.

To qualify for Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.


* 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.


Sympathy to...

* Former UE Chaplain Emerson Howard Abts Has Died

Emerson Howard Abts, 88, retired Elder of the Indiana Conference, died Thursday, April 28. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 3, at the Pleasant Hill Community Church United Church of Christ in Pleasant Hill, Tenn., with the Rev. Tom Warren officiating. Survivors include his wife, Helen. Condolences can be sent to Helen Abts, P.O. Box 64, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578-0064. Abts was ordained in Ohio and transferred to Indiana in 1968. In Indiana, he served as associate at Central Ave. in Indianapolis, Wall Street in Jeffersonville, chaplain at the University of Evansville and at Santa Claus. He retired in 1987.



* UE Baseball Brings Down Mighty Oaks

In Wednesday’ non-conference contest with Oakland City University, the University of Evansville baseball team topped the visiting Mighty Oaks, 8-1. With the victory, the Aces improved to 25-15 overall, while OCU fell to 17-13.

Four Evansville players recorded multi-hit games, as Eric Stamets, Cody Fick, Jared Baehl, and Ryan Oesterle all tallied two hits apiece. Fick contributed three RBI and a run scored, while Stamets and Baehl both crossed the plate twice and knocked in one run.

On staff day, sophomore Josh Biggs (3-0) earned the win, throwing the first three innings, allowing no runs, three hits, and struck out three. The Aces kept OCU off the board for eight innings as Tyler Miller tossed a perfect fourth with two strikeouts, Ryan Billo hurled a scoreless fifth and sixth innings, and Peter Spear a perfect seventh and eighth. The Oaks tagged its lone run in the top of the ninth off James Kohler on back-to-back hits, but the freshman got two consecutive groundballs for a double play and game-ending out.

The Aces struck early, tallying a run in the bottom of the first when Stamets led off with a double and Fick knocked him home on his one-out double to left-centerfield for a 1-0 lead.

In the fourth, Fick’s leadoff single through the left side sparked another run as Baehl knocked him home on a sacrifice fly after advancing on a wild pitch and stolen base.

The Aces batted around the order in the seventh, plating five for a 7-0 lead. Baehl led off the inning with a double and the bases loaded after Smith was hit by a pitch and Oesterle laid down a bunt single. Sophomore Chris Pearson knocked home Baehl on a single to third for the first run. With the force at home, the Oaks tried to throw home-to-first on Jake Mahon’s grounder to third, but a wild throw to first allowed Oesterle to cross the plate on the play. With one out, the inning continued as Stamets singled, scoring Pearson, Wallace walked, and Fick’s sacrifice fly to deep centerfield plated both Mahon and a speedy Stamets from second base.

Evansville scored one more in the eighth when Baehl led off with his second double of the day and scored on Smith’s RBI single down the left field line.

Chris Stallion (3-1) took the loss for Oakland City, throwing six innings, allowing three runs, six hits, and struck out five. 

The Aces return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, traveling to Indiana State. Game one is set for 6 p.m. Friday.


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