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AceNotes Today

Friday, May 20, 2011

* Share Your Thoughts on Ace Purple

DEADLINE to participate in the survey is MONDAY, MAY 23 @ 5:00 p.m. CDT!!

Ace Purple was created in the late 1960s in the image of a turn-of-the-century riverboat gambler, representing Evansville’s location on the banks of the Ohio River.

He also brandished a club with a spike on one end and carried a gun, and his facial features included a sneer. In 1977 Ace Purple went through an update as UE moved to Division-1 in athletics and with that came another change to Ace Purple as a more likeable character who was cunning, daring, quick wit and had shrewd judgment and those are the current characteristics of Ace Purple.

As the University enters a new era with the move into a new state of the art basketball arena, it appears an appropriate time for Ace Purple to receive a makeover. We need your help in telling us what you like and dislike about the current Ace Purple and what you’d like to see if Ace were to receive a makeover.

Please take a few moments to complete 4 short questions. We value your thoughts regarding the mascot that represents your beloved institution. Go Aces!


Upcoming Events

* 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

* Bookstore Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

The UE Bookstore will be closed May 28-31, Saturday-Tuesday for the Memorial Day Holiday and year end inventory on May 31.  Please plan your purchases accordingly.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore at ext. 2678.

* 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:

* May Pcard Cycle Ends May 23

Attention UE cardholders! The May Pcard Cycle began on April 22 and ends on May 23.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of May 25 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on May 27. Remember that transactions for the current FY10-11 must post on your May Cycle for payment.  Otherwise, transactions posting on the June Cycle will be paid on New FY11-12 funds. 



* Baseball Falls, 9-4, to Illinois State

The University of Evansville baseball team took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, but Illinois State took over, as the Aces fell, 9-4, Thursday evening at Duffy Bass field. With the loss, Evansville fell to 28-21 on the season and 7-11 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Redbirds improved to 33-16 overall and 11-8 in the MVC.

Senior Cody Fick led Evansville, going 2-for-2 at the plate with three runs batted in, and a run scored. Sophomore Eric Stamets also had two hits on the day, as UE totaled seven as a squad.


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