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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

* Mark Your Calendar: Mountain Dew Kickstart Drink Sampling

Pepsi is sponsoring a Mountain Dew Kickstart drink sampling at UE on Tuesday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Look for the Pepsi tent top located outside of Graves Hall and the Ridgway University Center. Kickstart combines the great taste of DEW and juice with just the right amount of kick. Stop by and pickup your free sample of Cherry or Limeade Kickstart. In the event it rains, the sampling will be moved inside the Sodexo Food sampling area in the Ridgway University Center .

* Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Informational Session

Beta Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold an informal Informational Meeting on Monday, April 21. This meeting will be held in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center,. The start time is 7:00 PM. Dress will be business formal for those attending. Please feel free to contact Keith Patterson at with any questions. Sponsored by Cara Wood, Greek Life coordinator.

* APA Writing Bootcamp!

Do you have an APA paper due? This Thursday - April 17 -  at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center, our resident APA specialist will present a workshop on how to format and cite papers according to the APA style manual, including the cover page and reference page, internal citations, and running heads. Hope to see you there!

* Newman Club Lenten Collection in Ridgway to help UE alum serving in Russia

The Newman Club will be in Ridgway University Center this week collecting money for their annual Lenten collection. This year, donations will go to an Evansville native and UE alum who is ministering in Vladivostok, Russia. Father Myron Effing has been serving as a missionary in Russia since 1991, and his mission society sponsors many activities to support the poor in eastern Russia, from Boy Scouts, to food and medical assistance, to Alcoholics Anonymous. Please give what you can - just a little loose change from everyone can make a difference! For more information, contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201.

* NOON PRAYER @ NEU on Maundy Thursday, April 17

Come to Neu Chapel on Maundy Thursday, April 17, for NOON PRAYER at 12:10 p.m. The service will include readings (scripture and sacred poetry) and music by Johann Sebastian Bach suitable for Holy Week. University Organist Douglas Reed and University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman will lead the service.

* Fast for a Day - Location Change

The location for "Fast for a Day" has been changed to Grabill Lounge in Neu Chapel. It had originally been scheduled to take place in Ridgway University Center. The date and time of the event - Thursday, April 17 from 7:15-8:15 p.m. - has NOT changed.

RSVP required. The UE community is invited to fast on this date. We will begin fasting at sunrise and break our fast at sunset with dinner at 7:30 p.m. A short presentation will precede the dinner at 7:15 p.m. Hosted by the Muslim Students Association. RSVP with Kareem El-Khodary at


Info You Should Know

* Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for Research in Art History

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the 2014 Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for the best undergraduate research paper on an art historical topic. The winner will receive a $250 cash prize. Papers from disciplines such as art history, history, archaeology, art, visual communications and other areas may qualify, depending on the subject matter. For more information, contact Dr. Jennie Ebeling at The deadline for submissions is April 28.

* Easter Break - No University Worship, Sunday, April 20

Observing the Easter break on campus, there will be no services in Neu Chapel this Sunday, April 20. We wish for all Christians who practice, a meaningful Holy Week and a blessed Easter.

* Please help a student out!

UE music therapy student Meghan Messer is looking into how students on this campus use music to either study or accomplish homework. If you have the time, she would greatly appreciate if you could complete her survey. It will only take about 10 minutes and is just a few questions. If you have any questions please feel free to contact her at: Here is the link:

* Central Receiving Reminder – Easter Break

Since UE campus will be closed Friday, April 18, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete deliveries before campus closes for Easter Break.

• UE Central Receiving will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 and re-open on Monday morning, April 21.
• Offices that plan to be closed earlier than Friday, April 18, 2014 are asked to notify Central Receiving in advance to avoid unnecessary deliveries.

For delivery questions, contact Central Receiving at extension 2181.

* UE Mail Services Reminder – Easter Break

Since UE campus will be closed Friday, April 18, 2014, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete deliveries before campus closes for Easter Break.

• UE Mail Services will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and re-open on Monday morning, April 21.
• Offices that plan to be closed earlier than Friday, April 18 are asked to notify Mail Services in advance to avoid unnecessary morning deliveries.

For mail questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May 2014

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 2013-2014 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 2014-2015 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds, unless the items purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.
• Approved requisitions indicating FY 2014-2015 written on them 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 2014-2015 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2013-2014 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2014.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2014-2015 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2014 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 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 9 to be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

• The requisitions must have appropriate approvals and funds available to be charged to FY 2013-2014.
• Any requisitions less than $100 not submitted by this time or those submitted without appropriate approvals or without funds available will be charged to your budget in FY 2014-2015.

• 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 Monday, June 16 to be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds. Any requisitions not submitted by this time will be charged to your budget in FY 2014-2015.

* Wanted: Students to Blog about Their University of Evansville Experiences

The Department of Marketing is looking for students to blog about their 2014-15 UE experiences. Bloggers will receive $250 per semester upon fulfilling the requirements which include:
• Share about campus life at least twice a month. Posts can include written posts, photos, or videos.

Interested students should e-mail Kim McDonald ( a sample post. Students selected to blog will be asked to write an intro post and provide a photo.

* SGA Meeting Cancelled

There will not be a Student Government Association meeting on Thursday, April 17. The last SGA meeting of the year will be held on April 24. Details to follow.

* Fitness Center 2014 Easter Break Hours

Thursday, April 17 - 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (No evening Fitness Classes)

Friday, April 18- Closed

Saturday, April 19 - Closed

Sunday, April 20 - Closed

* Bookstore Easter Hours

The UE Bookstore will be closed for the Easter holiday from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20. The store will resume regular store hours on April 21.

* Attention May 2014 Graduates

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you!

* Quiet Study @ UE Libraries

Looking for a quiet campus location to complete course assignments and to prepare for exams? UE Libraries is the ideal location for concentrated study as Spring Semester winds to a close. Indeed, Libraries has designated Level 3 as a quiet study zone. Take full advantage of the many study and research services UE Libraries offers you.

* Libraries Announces Easter Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Easter recess.

* April 17 (Thursday): 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
* April 18 (Friday): CLOSED
* April19 (Saturday): CLOSED
* April 20 (Sunday): CLOSED
* April 21 (Monday): Resume Regular Hours

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or



* A Winner Chosen for Student Art Exhibit's 2014 People's Choice Award

The Annual Student Art Exhibition is over and the votes have been tabulated! Thank you to everyone who visited the Peterson Gallery and cast a vote for their favorite piece of artwork. There were a record number of votes cast again this year. So at this time, the Department of Art is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 People's Choice Award: Madeline Satkamp for her oil and mixed media painting, titled "Lush". Madeline is a junior, Art Education major from Georgetown, Indiana. Please join the Department of Art faculty, staff and students in congratulating Madeline on her award.

* UE ASCE Student Chapter Receives National Recognition

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Evansville Student Chapter has received the Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities for this past year.  The student chapter's accomplishments were awarded due to the enthusiasm and hard work of its student officers and members.  Zach Neukam (president), Kilian Sweet (vice president), Abby Browder (secretary), Josh Hood (treasurer), and Hannah Okray (historian) served as student officers in 2013.

The UE ASCE student chapter participated in a variety of activities, from community service projects and professional meetings to social events.  Our chapter is among the sixteen schools out of 292 student chapters to receive this national honor from ASCE.


* 2014 Bike Race Results

Congratulations to AOII A and SigEp A on your Bike Race victories!

Women's Race
Team Time

1. AOII A 1:15:33
2. Chi Omega Cardinal 1:16:23
3. Chi Omega Straw 1:18:12
4. Zeta Tau Alpha 1:18:20
5. AOII B 1:18:37
6. Chi Omega Carnation 1:20:17

Fastest Qualifying Time
Kristin Pins 33.66

All-Star Team
Alyssa Waninger
Kristin Pins
Paige Knott
Trisha Brandonisio
Sarah McLear

Men's Race
Team Time

1. SigEp A 1:46:12
2. SAE 1:50:12
3. Lambda Chi 1:54:10
4. SigEp 1 1:55:23
5. Fiji 158 Laps = 1:54:06
6. Phi Tau 149 Laps = 1:55:38
7. TKE 140 Laps = 1:55:47

Fastest Qualifying Time
Zach Wolf 01:04.6

All-Star Team
Nathan Kampwerth
Corey Cannon
Josh Pins
Wade Mobley
Matt Smith


* Baby Announcement

Congratulations to Doug and Sophia Cook on the birth of their son Ruben Manuel. Ruben was born April 8 at 7:07 a.m. at Deaconess Women's Hospital in Evansville. He was 21 inches long and weighed 8.2 lbs. Doug is a day sergeant in the Office of Safety and Security and is also a graduate of UE.


Thank You

* Bike Race Thanks!

The Fitness Center Staff would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 annual Bike Race a huge success. It was a great example of the UE community working together for a day of food, fun, and fellowhip. Thanks to the Student Life Staff, Security, Sodexo, Physical Plant, Housekeeping, Buildings and Grounds, Athletic Training, Student Interns,Intramural Supervisors, Work Student Students, Evansville Police Department, Dan's Comp, Parents, Fans, Alumni, and all Bike Race Participants. Thanks to all for helping make this day possible and continuing the UE tradition.




* Trip to Bradley and Illinois State Next Up for Tennis

In the final regular season weekend of the season, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team travels to Illinois for matches against Illinois State and Bradley this weekend.

Evansville will face the Redbirds in a 3 p.m. match in Normal before heading to Peoria for a tilt versus Bradley on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

The Purple Aces are 2-1 in their last three contests.  Despite a 7-0 defeat at Wichita State, the No. 2 doubles crew of Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno continued their dominance in the spring.  The duo won their fifth match in a row, defeating the Shocker duo of Rebecca Pedrazzi and Blasco Fernandez by a final of 8-1.

Prior to the trip to Kansas, the Aces picked up victories over Northern Iowa and Southern Indiana.  Assisting in that stretch have been strong performances in singles play by three UE players.  At top singles, Trousilova has been on a roll, going 8-2 in her last ten tries.

Natasha James has settled well into her role in the second flight.  She has won five out of seven matches.  Freshman Andjela Brguljan has also improved as the season has gone along.  In the fifth flight, Brguljan has won five out of eight matches after starting the season 2-8.

Friday’s opponent, Illinois State, enters the weekend with an even 8-8 overall mark while going 1-3 in the MVC.  Their league mark is tied with that of the Purple Aces.  Leading the way for ISU with 10 dual victories is Kadi Ilves.  She has played in flight 4-6, going 6-0 in the sixth flight and 3-1 in the fourth. 

Madeliene Baillon and Phyllis Tigges have teamed up to go 8-4 at top doubles.  Ilves and Heather Nisbet are just behind with a 7-5 mark with the majority of their work coming in the third flight.

Bradley has gone 4-14 this spring while falling in its opening four MVC tries.  Ariel Dechter leads their singles efforts with eight triumphs.  She is 8-8 in the second flight.

Carly Miles and Ashley Thai have played in flight two doubles, going 6-7 to lead the Braves.

* Softball Set to Travel to Normal to Take on Redbirds

The University of Evansville Purple Aces softball team will travel to Normal, Ill., this weekend to take on the Illinois State Redbirds in a weekend Missouri Valley conference series.

The series will start with a single header on Friday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. and will continue to Saturday, April 19, where the Aces and Redbirds will play in a doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.

After dropping two to conference rival Southern Illinois on Wednesday, the Aces sit at 16-25, with a 4-12 conference record. The Redbirds have gone 3-2 in their last five, leading to a 17-24 record, and a 9-5 Valley record.

Freshman Chandra Parr has been outstanding for the Purple Aces, as the outfielder from Anna, Ill., hit her seventh homerun of the season against the Salukis on Wednesday. Parr is hitting .364 in conference play, having five homers, nine RBI and a slugging percentage of .750. Kayla Fortner has also been solid for the Aces in Valley play, as the junior is hitting .220, with five bombs and nine RBI.

In the circle for Evansville, will be Megan Gurski. Gurski has a 4.15 ERA in MVC play, with a 3-6 record, striking out 45 in 55.2 innings of work.

For the Redbirds, Jordan de los Reyes has been an offensive powerhouse, hitting .297 with eight homeruns and 33 RBI. Behind de los Reyes is Regan Romshek who is hitting .291 with five homers and 27 RBI.

The home teams best pitcher this season has been Romshek as well, as the sophomore has thrown 166.1 innings, striking out 85 and throwing 17 complete games leading to a 11-14 record with a 2.95 ERA.

After the weekend series with Illinois State, the Purple Aces will host Southern Illinois for the conference series finale at Cooper Stadium on April 22.

* Men's Basketball Signs Two All-Americans

Purple Aces head men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the signing of Taylor Stafford and Willie Wiley to National Letters of Intent to begin play at the University of Evansville next season.

As the 4th-youngest team in the nation in 2013-14, the Purple Aces bring back one of the top nuclei in the conference. While the team continues to develop, improve and gain experience, Coach Simmons adds two junior college All-Americans to assist in the team’s maturation process.

“We are very excited to add Willie and Taylor to our basketball family,” Simmons said. “Both of them bring specific basketball skills, experience and off the court intangibles that will certainly improve our program. Both come from extremely well coached teams and have received many individual accolades.”

Stafford, a 6-1, 170-pound guard, transfers to UE from Eastern Arizona College where he was one of the top scorers in the nation. Originally from Duluth, Minn., Stafford posted 25.0 points per game in his sophomore campaign with the Gila Monsters.

As the fourth-leading scorer in the nation, he shot 43.1% from the floor and 40.2% from 3-point range over the course of the 2013-14 season en route to being named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year. In addition to that honor, he also garnered All-conference first team honors in each season at Eastern Arizona while earning a pair of Third Team All-American berths. In his first season at Eastern Arizona, Stafford was named the Freshman of the Year in the ACCAC.

“Taylor can score the ball in a variety of ways,” Simmons explained. “He can catch and shoot as well as play off the dribble. We are excited about his ability to score and make others better.”

Willie Wiley, a First Team All-American in 2014, makes the quick trip down Route 41 from Vincennes University to Evansville. Wiley, a 6-7, 215-pound forward from Springfield, Ill., helped Vincennes make a deep run in the NJCAA Tournament in 2014. The Trailblazers, who were ranked 2nd in the NJCAA Poll at one point this season, finished 3rd nationally in the NJCAA Tournament

Wiley averaged 16 points and 9.5 rebounds in the tournament on his way to a berth on the NJCAA All-Tournament Team. During the regular season, he was just as solid, averaging 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in his sophomore season.

“Willie has proven he can score as well, but he will add a dimension of shot blocking, rebounding and athleticism that will certainly help our team,” Simmons added.

* Quinn Vilneff Named MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week

Quinn Vilneff of the University of Evansville and Alison Szykowny of Loyola University Chicago have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Vilneff and Szykowny were honored for their performances during the period of April 7-13.

Quinn Vilneff has helped the University of Evansville men’s golf team to a pair of spring victories while finishing in the top 19 in all four events thus far. This weekend saw the defending Elite 18 winner finish in a tie for 19th place at the Hoosier Invitational. He posted two rounds of 72 before finishing the event with a 76. Prior to that, he tie for 10th place helped his team bring home a victory at the Bradley Invitational. He is a sports management major and maintains a 3.91 grade-point average.

Alison Szykowny had a sensational week in the field, breaking a pair of school records at the Illinois Twilight, hosted by Illinois. Szykowny smashed her own school record in both the the hammer throw (51.74m) and the discus (50.29m), finishing second and fourth, respectively, in those events. Also the school-record holder in the shot put, Szykowny holds a 3.23 GPA as an accounting/finance major

To qualify for 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.

* Aces Fans – We Want Your Feedback

The University of Evansville athletics department invites fans to take a survey regarding their experiences at Purple Aces basketball games over the previous season.

Fans are asked to click on the survey link above and give you opinion on certain aspects of Aces games at the Ford Center. Those questions include items such as game experience, in-game promotions, halftime acts and other facets of the Aces basketball experience. You may also include suggestions for next season

The survey is open to those who attended at least one basketball game during the 2013-14 campaign. You are also encouraged to send the link to family and friends who wish to share their feedback.

Make sure to fill out your contact information at the end of the survey as those who do so will have a chance to win a $100 Quail Crossing Golf Course gift certificate.

The closing date for the survey is Monday, May 5.

* Lunch with the Aces at Outback Steakhouse

Join the Athletic Department for our annual Lunch with the Aces at Outback Steakhouse. Thursday, April 24 at 11:30am. All proceeds benefit the UE Athletic Scholarship Fund. Coaches and Staff will serve the lunch. There will also be a great Silent Auction and a 50/50 raffle. Cost is $25 per person and registration is required by April 17. Tables of 2, 4 and 6 are available. To attend, please contact Dwight Merilatt in the Athletic Department at dm160 or 488-2287.


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