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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

* Janet Turner Receives Employee of the Year Award

Janet TurnerJanet Turner, administrative assistant in the Student Health Center, was presented with the Employee of the Year Award at the Staff Recognition Dinner on Monday, April 21.

Janet came to the University of Evansville almost 18 years ago. Known for her positive attitude and described as having a “servant’s heart” for UE students, Janet has gone far beyond the expectations of her job to be a “mom away from home.” She has taken students shopping, driven them to interviews, and invited them to her home for holidays.

Thank you, Janet, for your service to UE students and the entire UE campus community.



What's Happening Today

* Sharon Kazee, Matthew Knoester and Nina Harper to present on their visit to Finland's schools

In November, 2013, Dr. Sharon Kazee, Dr. Matthew Knoester, and Nina Harper traveled to Finland for three days to learn more about that country's much-heralded school system. They will be presenting what they have learned about Finnish education on Wednesday, April 23 at 10 am in Wheeler Concert Hall and again at 4 pm in Graves Hall, Room 100.

* I-House: Pakistan

Don't miss the last I-House of the semester -- I-House: Pakistan! I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Osama Khan will discuss what his life is like in Pakistan. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. 

* UE Theatre Opens Peer Gynt in May Studio

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens Peer Gynt, by Henrik Ibsen, with scenes from the translation by Michael Meyer, Tuesday, Apr. 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre.  The show will continue with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 23, 24, 25, 26, and 2:00 p.m. on Apr. 26 and 27.

After villagers banish the imaginative braggart Peer Gynt to the mountains, he recklessly embarks upon an epic quest to fulfill his “true self,” no matter the cost.  This fast-paced and immersive theatrical experience is sure to lead audiences on an unforgettable adventure through the dangers of self-obsession and flights of fancy.

Dylan Frederick, a senior from Edina, Minn., directs the play. The cast includes seniors Julie Adamo from Chesapeake, VA; Lilli Hokama from Denver, Colo.; Brian Schwartz from Austin, Texas; juniors Steffan Clark of Owensboro, KY; Oriana Lada from St. Paul, Minn.; Andrew Meyer from San Antonio, Texas; sophomores Carter Caldwell from Louisville, KY; Tara Sorg from Haubstadt, Ind.; and freshmen McKenna Ceci from Peachtree City, GA; Sarah Hall from Austin, Texas; Avery Reagan from Conyers, GA; Cody Vann from Denton, Texas; and Rachel Woods from Franklin, Tenn.

The all-student creative team for Peer Gynt includes scenic design by senior Ryan Skinner from Georgetown, Ind.; lighting design by junior Alexis Richards from Denver, Colo.; costume design by senior Jessica Haswell from Marietta, GA; and sound design by freshman Nathan Reece from San Antonio, Texas. The play’s technical director is junior Logan McGuire from Fort Collins, Colo., the dramaturg is sophomore Hannah Cava from Las Vegas, Nev., and the stage manager is senior Megan Arbough from Parker, Colo.

The audience stands and moves with the action of the play in this high-energy production, running 70 minutes, with no intermission. Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at 12 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. For reservations, call the ticket office at 812–488–2031.

* College Mentors Cookout During Lunch Today

College Mentors For Kids is hosting a fundraiser cookout during lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 23. It will be located outside of Ridgway University Center. We will be selling hotdogs and chips for $3 and lemonade for $1 extra. Hope to see you there!

* Dr. Lisa Kretz to give talk on "Climate Change: Bridging the Theory-Action Gap"

April 23 is one day after Earth Day - a fitting time for a presentation on climate change. Dr. Lisa Kretz will give a talk titled "Climate Change: Bridging the Theory-Action Gap"at the University of Southern Indiana, April 23, 6 pm, in Rice Library Room 11. (NOTE - the location has changed from when this event was first announced and will now be in Room 11 in Rice Library)

Abstract: In Plato’s Protagoras Socrates presents the problem of Akrasia (?κρασ?α), wherein one knows the right thing to do but fails to act accordingly. I am interested in identifying how to bridge this gap between theoretical commitments and behaviour. I discuss the problem in the context of the climate change crisis. Action lags, despite highly persuasive arguments that continuing the current trajectory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is irrational and immoral. Given this failing I recommend that practitioners of moral philosophy prioritize working on a swift resolution to the theory-action gap; namely the gap between espoused moral values and the actions that reflect such values. I contend that ethicists require a more robust account of how to facilitate morally justified behaviour and political action. One move in this direction pertains to motivation. An action-inspiring environmental philosophy makes necessary a grounding in knowledge of what morally motivates people to action. Thus, I argue that theory, practice and pedagogy must be empirically rooted in moral psychology regarding motivation and behaviour change. 


Upcoming Events

* Free Tango Dance Lessons on campus

Learn to tango! Sign up by yourself or with a partner for a free tango workshop this Friday, April 25. Sol Velásquez, is offering a dance lesson from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Aerobics room at the Fitness Center. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate. This event is sponsored by the UE Spanish Club. Please email Dr. Rodríguez Quevedo to register:

* Cram Bags for sale April 29

Purchase a snack for finals and help cure Type 1 Diabetes! Stop by the table on the plaza outside Ridgway University Center on April 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to buy a snack and help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

You can also help the cause by joining us in the Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on May 17 at Holiday World (Register on-line at Go to “find a walk near you.” Choose Indiana, Santa Claus, University of Evansville team.) There is no registration fee, and participants are encouraged to raise sponsor money through use of social media.

Participants will complete a one-mile walk through Holiday World and will receive free lunch plus free admission to the Holiday World park all day, a free purple UE t-shirt, and a free JDRF walk t-shirt.

Contact Shala Cunningham (sc23), Jamie Titzer (jt186), or Kathy Liu (kl154) for more information.

* OSA Salad Fundraiser

The UE Office Staff Association is holding a salad fundraiser on Thursday, April 24, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on the East Terrace at Ridgway University Center. The meal includes a trio of salads, dessert and water...all for only $5.00. Proceeds help support scholarships for our students. (Rain location - Olmsted Lobby)

* Free HIV Testing at Health Center on April 25

Confidential Free HIV Testing at the Health Center on April 25 from 9:00 – Noon. Please call 488-2033 for an appointment.

* Retirement Reception for Jean Beckman

A retirement reception honoring retiring Professor of Chemistry Jean Beckman will be held on Thursday, April 24, 3:00-4;30 p.m. on the third floor of Koch Center (top of the stairs/top of the elevator).  Please join us in extending thanks and good wishes to Dr. Beckman as she completes 36 years at the University.

* Tree Planting and Retirement Ceremony Set for this Weekend

Please join us at this year's Tree-planting/Retirement reception this Sunday honoring Dr. Jean Beckman, Dr. Arthur Brown and Dr. Frank Underwood. The tree planting will take place on the lawn north of the Igleheart Building beginning at 1:30 pm with the reception immediately following in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. Hope to see you there!

* UE Cheerleading Tryouts this Saturday!

The University of Evansville Cheer Team is having tryouts this Saturday and encourages any interested students (Men and Women) to attend! Tryouts will be located in Carson Center from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Everyone who tries out for the team needs to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and tennis shoes because we will be stunting. Be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card, the completed waiver that you can find on our website, and the $25 tryout fee.

Additionally we encourage all girls who try out to wear makeup and do their hair as well. More tryout information is on the UE Cheer Facebook page, University of Evansville Cheer Program.

If you have any questions or concerns about tryouts please contact our head coach Courtney Moore or the captains Maddy Hendricks and Mallory Mooney

* SAB Free Ice Cream Friday

This Friday, April 25, SAB will have free ice cream from 11 AM to 1 PM in Ridgway University Center. There will be vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry as well as toppings!!

* UE Acettes Auditions

The UE Acettes will hold auditions for the 2014-2015 school year on April 26. All eligible students are welcomed to audition. Please visit our webpage for more information or contact Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145. We look forward to welcoming new members to next year's team!

For more information go to:


Info You Should Know

* April Pcard Cycle Reconciliation

The April 2014 Pcard cycle has ended. (March 22-April 21). Cardholders may reconcile all posted April transactions and receipts, print their monthly report and forward your Pcard envelope for Supervisor approval. Note: Cardholders will be locked out of SDG2 on April 29 when the April cycle is loaded into the general ledger.

* Veterans and Current Service Members Graduating May 2014

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! 

* 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.

* Attention Rising Sophmores - Hartig Scholarship Application

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2014-15 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not file the FAFSA.

Applicants must submit the completed application (pdf) and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.  Applications may be emailed to



* University Choir Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year

The University of Evansville University Choir, conducted by Dr. Dennis Malfatti, was chosen for the fifth consecutive year by the Indiana Choral Directors Association to record the Indiana All-State Choir audition piece. This recording will be disseminated to all Indiana high school students auditioning for the All-State Choir. The recording will serve as a model for all students auditioning. The Indiana All State Choir features over 200 of the best music students in the state.


Sympathy to...

* Linda Happe and Family

Sympathy to Music Admission Specialist Linda Happe, whose mother-in-law, Lee Ann Brady, passed away Friday, April 18. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 am at Ziemers Funeral Home East Chapel on Hebron Ave.



* Aces Take Down Salukis in MVC Matchup

The University of Evansville softball team defeated Missouri Valley Conference rival Southern Illinois in the mid-week series finale at Cooper Stadium on Tuesday night, 4-2.

The Purple Aces were able to stop their recent conference losing streak, by getting the win against the Salukis and Coach Mark Redburn was glad to get back on track.

“I was really happy with our players and the way they bounced back to salvage the series, especially with the way things happened there (Carbondale) last week. Megan Gurski had a great start in the circle for us and was able to hit a huge homerun to right field that started the scoring for us. Chandra Parr went yard once again and led us to the big win and our defense was solid for us today as well. Our girls didn’t panic when they managed to score a couple of runs and overall it was a good way to get a solid conference win.”

As coach Redburn stated above, Gurski started the game in the circle for the UE squad and she limited the visiting Salukis to only one hit in the top of the first and no runs.

The game did not stay scoreless for long, as the Aces got on the board in the bottom of the inning on a homerun by Gurski, as the pitcher looked to give herself some cushion heading into the second.

SIU was able to get a few runs on the board in the top of the second, as the Salukis scored on a wild pitch and an RBI ground out, taking the 2-1 lead.

Neither team would score in the third inning and in the top of the fourth Evansville brought in Briana Combs (4-4) for Gurski and the freshman kept the visiting team scoreless.

Katie Bertelsen for SIU walked Gurski in the bottom of the fourth inning and Chandra Parr, who has hit six homers in her last 10 games, struck again. Parr hit a two run homerun that gave the Aces the 3-2 lead. Parr is now tied for fourth, with 10 homers, in the Evansville single season record book.

Combs kept the Salukis scoreless in the top of the fifth inning and that was the day for the freshman as she received the win. She finished with one walk, a strikeout and no hits or runs in 2.0 innings of work.

Michal Luckett added one more security run in the bottom of the fifth inning, as the shortstop hit an RBI single, her 13th RBI of the year, before Gurski came in to close out the game for UE.

Gurski kept the visiting SIU team off scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings and the junior received a save. The Saskatchewan native threw 5.0 innings, allowing only two runs.

After a solid conference win over the Salukis, Evansville is set to travel to Edwardsville, Ill., to take on the SIUE Cougars in a mid-week matchup on Thursday.

* Katterhenry Makes Program History

Putting an exclamation mark on an unbelievable golf season for the University of Evansville was Kayla Katterhenry as she notched a pair of awards following the Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

After posting the top finish for a UE player since 2003, Katterhenry was named the MVC Newcomer of the Year. It marked the first time in program history that a Purple Aces player garnered the honor.

On the cusp of her tenth place finish at the event, Katterhenry was also named to the All-Conference Team. She became just the second women’s golfer in program history to do so, joining Andrea Werner. Werner was named to the team in 2003 when she finished in fourth place.

Katterhenry completed her first campaign at UE and made history along the way. Arguably one of the top seasons since the program’s inception, Katterhenry was named the MVC Women’s Golfer of the Week on four occasions. She completed a great spring campaign that saw her record victories in the Saluki Invitational and the Bradley Invitational.

Individuals had won just three tournaments in UE history entering this season, but Katterhenry made her mark. She became the third female for the Aces to win an event and just the second to post multiple victories. Making her wins even more impressive was that each came against stiff MVC competition.

Following a 224 in three rounds of play at the MVC Championship, Katterhenry finished her inaugural season at UE with a program-low 76.08 stroke average. Should she continue her current pace, she would set the program mark by over four strokes and the first female to finish her career with a sub-80 career average.

Katterhenry and her teammates tied the best conference finish in program history, taking seventh place at the league championship. They return seven next season as they look to take the program to heights that have never been reached before!

* Women's Golf Ties Best-Ever MVC Finish

Freshman Kayla Katterhenry shot the low round of the tournament for the Purple Aces as her 1-over 73 helped the University of Evansville women’s golf team finish in seventh place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Panther Creek Country Club.

Katterhenry improved in each round of play. She began the event with a 76 before carding rounds of 75 and 73 to finish in 10th place. Her efforts helped her finish with a 224, just eight over par over the course of 54 holes. The finish was the first top 10 outing for a UE player since Hall of Famer Andrea Werner finished 4th in the 2003 MVC Championship.

Coming home in 22nd was junior Cathy Doyle. She finished her three rounds with a 230. She followed her opening round total of 78 with a 75 on Monday and a 77 in Tuesday’s final round.

Paige Crafton finished the tournament in a tie for 23rd place. Crafton was tied for sixth place following two rounds of play, but carded an 82 on Tuesday to finish 15 strokes off of par.

In her last tournament for the Aces, senior Sydney Skiles finished with a 3-round total of 240 to take 39th. Skiles started the championship with a 76 before closing with a pair of 82’s. Maggie Camp improved by two strokes from her Monday total. She recorded an 85 as she finished with a 250.

Bradley held the lead over opening 36 holes, but Wichita State fought back to take the win. The Shockers posted a 299 on Tuesday to finish their three rounds with a 900. That score edged Indiana State by just one stroke. The Sycamores finished with the low round of the day on Tuesday, a 298, but came up just short.

Illinois State finished in third place while Southern Illinois and Bradley rounded out the top five. Evansville’s soccer of 925 was good enough for seventh place. It tied the program’s best finish in MVC Championship history. The Aces also took seventh in 2006 and 2007. The 2006 championship featured eight schools while 2007 had 10.

Danielle Lemek (Bradley) extended her lead to take the individual win. Her 212 was seven strokes ahead of Alejandra Arellano (WSU) and Amanda Smith (Indiana State). Lemek posted a 69 on Sunday before finishing with rounds of 70 and 73.

McCall Christopher of the Sycamores and Cassie Rushing from SIU rounded out the top five. The duo tied for fourth place with a 220.


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