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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What's Happening Today

* All Invited to News Conference Welcoming New Women's Basketball Coach

The campus community is invited to attend the news conference welcoming the new University of Evansville women's basketball coach.  The event will take place on the Meeks Family Court in Carson Center at 11 a.m. today.

If you cannot attend the news conference in person, you can listen live on WUEV 91.5 or at! Also, after the news conference, the video will be available at



Upcoming Events

* It's UE Dragon Boat Time!!!

The Flying Purple Dragons will be back on the water Saturday, June 4, for Evansville’s Funk in the City Annual Midwest Dragon Boat Racing Festival.  We need team members to be on UE’s Dragon Boat Team.  No experience necessary and it is FREE to join!  If you are interested in being on our team, please come to our first meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fitness Center Lobby.  Contact Jen at or ext. 2021 for more information. 

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Summer Fitness Center Class Schedule

The Summer Fitness Center Class schedule is:

Mondays through Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Aerobics Room

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. at the Fitness Center Basketball Courts

* Mike Zimmer's Think Outside the Lunch Box Talk Airing on WNIN-FM

Professor of Economics Mike Zimmer's remarks on rising gasoline prices at his recent Think Outside the Lunch Box faculty lecture will be aired on WNIN-FM on Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m.  Here is the link to the YouTube posting of his comments:

* Softball Team Managers Needed

The Aces women’s softball team is looking for Team Managers. Softball skills are not required and the pay is good. If you are interested and want more details, contact Ashley Monceaux at 488-2919.



* UE Honors Dale Campbell as Honorary Trustee

Longtime University of Evansville supporter Dale Campbell celebrated his 90th birthday last weekend.  Now, the celebration continues with the announcement that Mr. Campbell has been chosen as an Honorary Member of the University of Evansville Board of Trustees.  He is one of only three persons ever selected by the board as an honorary trustee.

The announcement was made by UE Board of Trustees Chairman Niel Ellerbrook at a lunch gathering that included several friends of Mr. Campbell, including former Utah Jazz head coach and UE All-American Jerry Sloan.

"Dale has shown his loyalty to the University in so many ways over the years, and this tribute is well deserved," Sloan remarked.  "He was like a father to me, and to many others who came through the basketball program under Coach (Arad) McCutchan."

Added UE basketball coach Marty Simmons, "I can't think of anyone who has been more dedicated to our basketball program than Dale Campbell.  For decades he has been a positive influence on so many people."

Campbell was chosen as recipient of UE's Samuel Orr Honorary Alumni Award in 1974.  Eight years ago, the Dale D. Campbell Scholarship was established to honor a men's basketball player each season who best exemplifies the character traits of loyalty, support of others in his personal conduct, and participation in academics and athletics.  Dale and his wife, Mary, could always be found in row 1 at the tunnel end of Roberts Stadium at Aces' games.  They plan on being at the new downtown arena for the first game of 2011-12.

"We're ready for the season to start right now," Campbell said.  "Marty's a great coach, and he's putting together a fine team.  Fans are going to like this team.  I know it, because I've seen a lot of Aces' teams over the years."

* Physical Therapy Awards

The Department of Physical Therapy congratulates Mary Kessler, Department of Physical Therapy Chair, for being awarded the Howard S. Rosenblatt Leadership Award for Advisor of the Year and to Ace CARE for being awarded the Student Leadership Golden Heart Award for Volunteerism.

They are also proud to announce that Department of Physical Therapystudents Ben Menke received the Guthrie May Outstanding Male Senior Service Award, and Ali Sweeterman received the Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Female Senior Service Award.

Annual Department of Physical Therapy Awards were presented to the following graduating students:
Doctor of Physical Therapy:
Outstanding Physical Therapist:  Melissa Elpers
Outstanding Clinical Performance:  Lindsay Crawford
Outstanding Leadership:  Kim Sutterer and Amanda Mersch

Physical Therapist Assistant:
Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant:  Meghann Richard
Outstanding Clinical Performance:  Jamie Lindauer

* Stephanie Frasier Wins First Place Photography Award

Stephanie Frasier, associate professor of art, has won the 1st Place photography award for her digital photo montage, Redirected Path, at the Annual Juried Exhibition, Inspired Women in Art, sponsored by the Deaconess Women’s Hospital and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. This year’s juror was Anila Quayyum Agha, a professor at the Herron School of Art at IUPUI. The exhibition is on display at The Women’s Hospital Deaconess Campus and runs through June 24

* Talitha Washington at Howard University until Fall 2012

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Talitha Washington has announced that she will spend the 2011-12 academic year on professional leave at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C.

Washington is a recognized expert on the life of fellow Evansville native Dr. Elbert Frank Cox, the first African-American to earn a doctorate in mathematics, and will spend the year collecting information on Dr. Cox’s career at Howard from 1929-65. She also will continue to write a differential equations textbook with an emphasis on contemporary applications. Washington will return to the University of Evansville in time for the Fall 2012 semester.

In February, Washington was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor after a vote by the UE Board of Trustees. Since arriving at the University of Evansville in 2005, Washington has published eight referred scholarly articles, given over 50 presentations, and attended five professional workshops. Washington’s research interests include applying differential and difference equations to problems in biology and engineering. She is also editor of the National Association of Mathematicians, overseeing the production of a quarterly newsletter that serves underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences. In 2009, Evansville City View magazine named her one of the “Six People You Need to Know in Evansville.”

A native of Evansville, Washington graduated from Bosse High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Spelman College and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Connecticut.



* Aces Fall Flat at SIUE

The University of Evansville baseball team just could not get the bats going Tuesday night in their last non-conference game of the season, falling to SIU Edwardsville by a score of 4-1. The Aces recorded just two hits against the Cougars, dropping their record to 28-20 on the season, while SIUE improved to 25-24 overall.

Freshman Ryan Billo (3-1) took the loss, hurling four innings, giving up three runs, five hits, three walks, and struck out two. James Kohler tossed the following three frames, allowing a run and three hits, while Tyler Miller threw a scoreless eighth, allowing three hits and struck out one.

Ryan Daniels (1-4) earned the win, throwing seven innings and limiting the Aces to just one hit, while walking two and striking out three. Dustin Quattrochi came out of the bullpen for the eighth and ninth innings, giving up a run and one hit, and also struck out three.

The Cougars jumped onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning when James Vazquez led off with a triple to left field and Travis Becherer followed with an RBI single to center. With two outs, Zach Hawkins singled, plating Becherer for a 2-0 head start. The Aces were able to get out of the inning without any more damage despite loading the bases after two walks.
In the third, Devin Caldwell belted a solo home run to make the score 3-0, and in the seventh SIUE tacked on one more run on a double, sacrifice bunt, and sacrifice fly combo that scored Chase Green.

Senior Cody Fick broke up Daniels’ no-hitter in the fourth inning with a bunt single, but that was all the hits UE would get until the eighth when senior Ty Legan led off with a double down the left field line off reliever Quattrochi. Legan moved up to third on a wild pitch and crossed the plate on senior Shawn Kuester’s RBI ground out to shortstop.

The Aces look to bounce back when they travel to Illinois State for their last Missouri Valley Conference series of the season before next week’s conference tournament in Omaha, Neb. Game one with the Redbirds is set for Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Normal, Ill.



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