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Monday, March 24, 2014

From the President


A Message to the Campus Community about Prioritization:

As you are likely aware, today is the date for the submission of prioritization reports from two important committees:  the Academic Programs Committee and the Administrative Programs Committee.  These reports will be placed in the “Strategic Prioritization Process” section of AceNotes, accessible by password to faculty, staff, and administrators.  This is a key step in the process, but – and it is critical to emphasize this point -- it is not the final step.  The deans, Vice Presidents, Senior Vice President John Mosbo, and a faculty group designated by the Faculty Senate will all write separate responses to the committee reports over the course of the next few weeks, and all of those materials will come to me so that I can develop a report to be submitted to the Board of Trustees for its consideration.  In short, no decisions have been made at this point, and will not be made until the process has run its full course and is completed by the Board in early May. 

Much good and difficult work has been done over the course of this academic year by virtually the entire University community.  I would ask for your patience during the next six weeks as this process is completed.  UE is a place of distinctive achievement and potential, and I am confident that the end result of this challenging process will be an even stronger University.


Tom Kazee


What's Happening Today

* SGA Runoff Elections

SGA Runoff Elections are being held on AceLink TODAY, Tuesday, March 25, until 5:00 PM. Voting is for SGA President and Student Elected Trustee. Don't forget to vote!

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus Today

The wellness nurse will be in Ridgway University Center lobby from 1 - 3 p.m. TODAY, Monday, March 24.

* March Madness Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 15% OFF all NIKE and Under Armour merchandise during the week of March 24. Sale ends Saturday, March 29. Discount taken off the original price of all items. Includes shorts, caps, tee shirts, sweatshirt, and other branded items.

* Nation Nutrition Month Display

March is National Nutrition Month, and the EXSS Club is having one last MyPlate display to promote healthy nutrition choices on Monday, March 24. The display will feature food from UE's food court. Be sure to stop by EXSS's table outside of the dining hall between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and see what you've been eating!

* Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Travel Exhibit

Don't forget to visit the Lincoln in the Libraries. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, May 16.


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Nigeria

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Nigeria. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Senior Obinna Uyanna will discuss what his life is like in Nigeria. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Women's HER-Story Month Event

On Wednesday, March 26 there will be a film presentation and discussion. The film is entitled: We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría) by Nicole Kavsin.

The film depicts Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, where three brave women from distinct tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their people’s survival. The film will show that while trapped in a protracted conflict that is fueled by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope.

After the film, a discussion will be facilitated by Assistant Professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo, Department of Foreign Languages.

The event will take place on:
March 26, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

Snacks will be provided.

This event is co-Sponsored by UE Spanish Club and the Black Student Union

* This Week in Music: Faculty and Guest Recitals

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz (euphonium) will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature various twentieth-century works, including the famous euphonium piece, Fantaisie Originale, a set of virtuosic variations by the Italian euphonium player and Sousa Band member Simone Mantia, based on a melody by the obscure nineteenth-century Italian composer Ermanno Picchi. Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler will accompany Dr. Steinsultz, and Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson will join Dr. Steinsultz for a performance of William P. Dougherty’s Duo for Euphonium and Percussion. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will host a performance by the Grand Valley State University Early Music Ensemble in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday evening, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble is under the direction of Associate Professor Pablo Mahave-Veglia and includes both Grand Valley faculty members and students. The group is dedicated to the performance of pre-Classical repertory utilizing period instruments, or faithful modern replicas, as well as historically informed performance practice. The ensemble’s UE program will consist of works by several Baroque composers, including Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Campus Flora and Fauna Walk, Tuesday March 25 from 2:45-4 pm

The Environmental Ethics 316 class is going on a campus walk where students have identified fun facts about species we share our campus with. Dr. Cris Hochwender generously agreed to share his botanical brilliance, and Dr. John Meredig kindly agreed to share his breathtaking birding skills. All are welcome. We will meet at 2:45 pm in HH 226 and depart from there. The event will happen rain or shine.

* Experience the French Culture!

Join the French Club this Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center for some French fun! All are welcome.

* Family Weekend & Homecoming to Combine

Family Weekend & Homecoming to combine in 2014! Homecoming and Family Weekend are scheduled for October 3-5! The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning. If your department or organization would like to have an event during this weekend, please complete the "Family Weekend Event Form" by April 18, by clicking on this link:, or by e-mailing the information to This year, all requests will be gathered and will be reviewed for approval. Like past years' successful events, we would like to have a lot of student, school, and department participation! If you have any questions, please contact or extension 2586.

* Delta Sigma Pi Entrepreneurship Panel

Come join us for a chance to meet with alumni who have started their own businesses and find out how their career paths have been shaped by their collegiate experiences. Wednesday, March 26 from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp 253-255, Ridgway University Center. This counts as an ACES Passport Event and eligible for honors points.

* EXSS Career Forum

The EXSS Club and Career Development are putting on the annual EXSS Career Forum Wednesday, March 26. The forum will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. There will be panelists from different organizations in our area who will come to share their experiences. This event will be a great opportunity for everyone who would like to make acquaintances with the local health care professionals. Students are expected to RSVP as soon as possible by signing up in Graves 219 or by emailing Margaret Campbell at Attendees are asked to dress business-casual. All EXSS students are advised to attend.

* Department of History Spring Lecture Planned for March 25

This year's History Department Spring Lecture will feature Mark M. Carroll, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri. This event is free and open to the public, and faculty, staff, students, and the campus community are invited to attend. The lecture, titled "Wanton Words and the People's Law: Transgressive Women and the Vagaries of Slander in the Trans-Mississippi Southwest, 1804-1860," will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

* Don't Stop Rockin'

Chi Omega is hosting it's Second Annual Don't Stop Rockin' this Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28! The Rock-a-Thon is only $3 to rock per 15 minutes, and all proceeds benefit Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Rocking chairs will be set up in the Grassy Knoll Thursday from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am- 7:00 pm. Sign ups to rock begin March 24 in Ridgway University Center!

* Disable the Label - Disability Awareness Events

Please join us for one or both of our upcoming events planned for Disability Awareness Month and have a chance to win a Kindle Fire!!

Student Panel Discussion - Tuesday, March 25 at 4 pm in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. Panelists include UE students with various disabilities, a parent of a student with disabilities, and Mary Lombardo-Graves, Assistant Professor of Special Education. The discussion is always enlightening and inspiring.

Disability Awareness Fair -Thursday, April 3 from 5-6:30 pm, first floor lobby of Ridgway University Center and Rademacher Lounge (next to UE Bookstore) The fair will have interactive simulations provided by the EVSC, assistive technology, Music Therapy, sign language demonstrations, and much more!!

* Sign Up for UE Gives Back

UE Gives Back, our annual Spring Day of Service will be held the weekend of April 4, 5 and 6. We have several locations in the Evansville area in need of volunteers for these days. To sign up yourself or your team, go to our new volunteer database site at for a list of the volunteer projects.

To sign up yourself or a group, you must first set up an account, but it only takes seconds to do. Check the dates and times carefully as the sites have requested volunteers for a time that is convenient for them. There are Friday day and evening shifts, Saturday morning, afternoon and evening shifts as well.

Let's have a great turnout for our annual day of service!

* Budgeting in the Real World: Life After College

In an ever-changing economy, young professionals, upcoming graduates, and students are often confronted with issues of personal finance. How am I going to make rent and pay my bills, in addition, to paying back my student loans? What about retirement plans, 401K's, and investing in the stock market? If you've ever been concerned about these or other personal finance issues, please join us on Thursday, March 27 and have all of your questions answered by professionals who can help put your mind at ease. The event will be held in the Schroeder School of Business Building, in room 162, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Food and beverages will be provided.

* Wednesday, March 26 - Safety & Security Silent Auction

The office of Safety & Security will hold its annual Lost and Found Auction on Wednesday March 26. You will be able to view the items in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, from 10 a.m.-3 p. m., on the 26th. This is a silent auction - all bids are confidential.


Info You Should Know

* Voicemail System Upgrade

The Office of Technology Services will be upgrading the campus voicemail server this Sunday, March 30, starting at 12:00 am. 

Voicemail will unavailable until about 6:00 am Sunday morning.   During the upgrade, you will still be able to check your current voicemail stored in your email by opening the attachment, but you will not be able to call into the system to listen to your messages or change greetings.

If you expect to get important voicemail during this time you will need to forward your office phone to your cell phone or home phone.  You can do this by pressing CFwdALL on your office phone then input the number you want to forward your calls to, i.e. 918125551234.  Then on Monday press CFwdAll again to remove the forward.  This upgrade is necessary to prepare for upgrades to our email server and fix some current synchronization issues some users are experiencing.

* Pcard Cycle Reconciliation Reminder

The March Pcard cycle that began on February 22 ended on March 21 at midnight. Cardholders may reconcile their posted transactions in SDG2 and print their cycle report before the GL upload scheduled for March 28.

* Faculty Regalia Rental

This is a reminder from the Bookstore to any faculty that have NOT turned in the their regalia rental orders that you need to do so as soon as possible. Rental orders are on a first come basis and the rental company may not be able to guarantee hood colors as it gets closer to graduation time. If you have questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Faculty Adoptions Due

This is a reminder to all faculty and departments that adoptions for the Summer and Fall 2014 terms are now due in UE Bookstore. If you have any questions or need help with filling out the adoptions please contact the Bookstore. Thanks for your help

* Apply to Be an I-House Coordinator

Apply to be an I-House Coordinator for the 2014-2015 academic year. International House (I-House) is a program that offers weekly country presentations to the University of Evansville campus community. The I-House Coordinator is an 8-month paid position that includes but is not limited to recruiting I-House presenters, coordinating publicity, and organizing the details of all I-House presentations.

Access applications at the Cultural Engagement office (2nd Floor of Ridgway) or here:

Applications are due April 4. Email with any questions!

* Reminder for May Graduates

May graduates are reminded that you still require a cap and gown and/or announcements there is still time to purchase them in the UE Bookstore. You should allow yourself at least one month for shipping announcements. Also if you are a masters or doctoral graduate you need to contact the Bookstore immediately as those garments are custom made and need additional time to receive. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Need Financial Aid for Summer Courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a Financial Aid Summer Preliminary Application, also available from the Office of Financial Aid. We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.

* On-Campus Jobs Available for Summer

Jobs are available on-campus for UE students for this summer (must be continuing at UE in the fall semester). You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal/State Work-study during the academic year in order to apply. Furthermore, you may apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available in the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions should be directed to Hilary Morales at

* Accounting & Audit Announces Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses and Membership Dues Paid with Pcard

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2014? Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for some of those travel expenses or membership dues, you will need to e-mail Lori Harriss ( in Accounting & Audit with the following information:

Vendor name
Date of purchase on Pcard
Dollar amount charged to Pcard
Description and purpose of purchase
Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2014-15 budget funds.



* Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, Guthrie May Endowed Professor of Business, has had an article published in the current issue of Papers in Regional Science (Vol. 93 No. 1). The paper, entitled "All in the Family: Self Selection and Migration by Couples", is coauthored with Kent Eliasson and Olle Westerlund of Umea University, Sweden, and Robert Nakosteen, University of Massachusetts.



* Evansville Defeats USI in Men's Golf Action

The University of Evansville men’s golf team defeated crosstown rivals USI by a 10-5 score following Sunday’s action in the UE/USI Challenge Cup at Oak Meadow Country Club.

Coupled with yesterday’s tie score, the Aces came out with a 10-5 victory following singles duels on Sunday. UE was victorious in seven out of ten matchups on Sunday while tying once and falling in two decisions.

Quinn Vilneff shot a 73 to get the Aces going on the right track, defeating Jordon Wildt, who carded an 81. Will Knight earned a point with his victory over Zack Thomas. Knights posted a 78 while Thomas finished the day with an 80.

Rick Voyvodic registered a 77 as he edged Grant Saylor by one stroke. Juan Acosta was victorious in his matchup, defeating Trey Knight by seven strokes, 81-88. A pair of freshmen got the job done for Evansville, beginning with Jon Pick. He defeated Nolan Ballard by two shots, 83-85. Brett Wolvert carded an 80 as he defeated Tanner Mandel, who recorded an 82.

A.J. Naas also won a close decision. His 90 was just enough to defeat Addison Aubry, who had a 91. Parker Hensely dueled against David Janney with each shooting a 79.

The two points for USI came from Logan Osborne and Alex Wade. Osborne shot a 73 to defeat Alex Turner. Turner finished the day with a 75. Wade’s 80 was enough to top Craig Niemeier, who finished Sunday’s play with an 85.

Following a quick start to the spring, the Aces will have a weekend off before returning to action. Next up for Evansville is a trip to Peoria, Ill. for the Bradley Invitational. Set for April 5-6, the tournament will be played at Weaver Ridge Golf Club in Peoria.

* Aces Tennis trips up IPFW in home match

Doubles partners Andjela Brguljan and Mina Milovic earned their first triumph as the University of Evansville women’s tennis team earned an impressive 5-2 win over IPFW on Saturday at Wesselman Park.

Brguljan and Milovic teamed up to defeat IPFW’s Carlota Trevino and Ella Norgren, 8-7. It marked their first win in five doubles efforts. Their victory was pivotal as the Aces took the doubles point from the Mastadons.

Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno picked up an 8-0 victory at second flight doubles. They beat Miloslava Shustova and Emily Richardson to improve to 7-0 as a team. Top flight doubles saw Marcy Huck and Mayu Sato defeat Kelsey Costales and Natasha James, 8-4.

In singles action, Evansville took four out of the six matchups to clinch the home victory. Leading the way at No. 1 singles was Trousilova. The junior defeated Sato, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. It was an impressive effort for Trousilova as Sato entered Saturday’s match with a 13-1 mark at top singles.

James kept it going at flight two as she defeated Norgren, 6-3, 6-3. Flight three saw Moreno earn the win in two sets. She got past Sofia Sorokina, 6-3, 6-2.

Brguljan completed her perfect day at No. 5 singles, topping Huck, 6-4, 6-3.

At flight four, Shustova rallied for the win over Costales, 2-6, 7-5, 10-7. Milovic fell to Trevino as No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-4.

Momentum is on Evansville’s side as the Aces head into Missouri Valley Conference play. The Aces open their conference slate on Wednesday at Southern Illinois in a 2 p.m. match. On March 30, UE travels to IUPUI to make up an earlier match that was cancelled due to inclement weather.


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