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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Delta Sigma Pi - Chocolate Rose Sale Today

Delta Sigma Pi will be selling chocolate roses in Ridgway University Center during lunch and dinner today for $1. Stop by and get yourself a pre-exam treat!

* This Week in Music: Annual Gumberts Recital

The Department of Music will conclude its concert offerings for the academic year on Tuesday, April 29, with the thirty-seventh annual Gumberts Award Recital. Each year, the Gumberts Award Recital features the best performers among the senior class as selected by the Department faculty. This year, the performers are Kaitlin Emmert (violin), Tyler Samuel (soprano), and Meghan Pund (clarinet). The three seniors will perform a wide range of works from the Baroque to the Modern era, including selections by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Edward Elgar, Igor Stravinsky, and Leonard Bernstein. A panel of judges from outside the Department will evaluate their performances and select this year’s award recipient. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Employee Medical Clinic Information Meetings

Beginning June 1, a medical clinic for employees and dependents covered on UE health insurance will open for business in the same location as UE’s student health center in Sampson Hall. The clinic will be open 12 hours per week and will be staffed by UE nurses and a nurse practitioner contracted through Tri-State Community Clinics. All services offered by the clinic will be provided at no cost to employees and dependents, including: office visits, prescriptions, and labs. Please make plans to attend an information meeting offered by Tri-State Community Clinics to learn more about the operations of the clinic. Two meetings have been scheduled on Wednesday, April 30 in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. The first meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and the second meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.

* Book Buyback

Book buyback at the UE Bookstore runs May 1-7 during store hours. Please remember to bring your student ID with you. The Bookstore freely quotes prices on any books regardless of where purchased or if used on this campus. ALSO Rental books rented through the Bookstore are due back no later than May 7 at 4 p.m. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling Required for Spring Graduates

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate or transfer this spring, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the next session in Hyde Hall in Room 126, on April 30 at 2:00 p.m. You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.


Info You Should Know

* Transcripts for Current Students

Due to the entering of final grades, transcripts will not be available from the Registrar’s Office beginning April 30th until May 13th . During this time, students needing unofficial transcripts can print this information from their WebAdvisor account. 

* Moving Boxes

The UE Bookstore has a limited number of boxes that can be used for moving by UE students. The boxes are free while they last. If you need one please come to the Bookstore.

* Important "Mail" Notice for Students Living in UE Housing!

Last Day for Mail Delivery and Pick Up for All Students Who Have Been Living in UE Housing will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Please review the “Office of Residence Life” website link at “On-Campus Services”-“Mail Services” link prior to departure.

You are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions directly. The University is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.

If you are expecting packages shipped via couriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, etc.) that may arrive after your departure, please contact UE Mail Services when inquiring about these items.
Mail Services will not be able to forward items; please make other arrangements prior to departure.

Please contact UE Mail Services with questions or concerns via email or phone (812) 488-2197.

* Libraries Announces Final Exam Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Final Examinations.
Wednesday, April 30: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursdsay, May 1: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday, May 2  7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 3: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 4:  Noon - 1:00 am
Monday, May 5: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tueday, May 6: 7:30 am - Midnight
Wednesday, May 7:  7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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



* Margaret Stevenson's Psychology and Law Research Lab Members Colleen Dedalis, Sarah Malik, Evan McCracken, and Tyler Plogher Present Research

Psychology majors Colleen Dedalis, Sarah Malik, Evan McCracken, and Tyler Plogher, and Assistant Professor Margaret Stevenson recently attended several professional psychology conferences where they presented a total of 3 talks and 8 poster research presentations.

At the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference in Austin, Texas in February, Margaret Stevenson presented an invited talk at the Psychology and Law pre-conference titled “Does a Defendant’s History of Being Abused as a Child Predict Punitive Outcomes? Applications of Attribution Theory.”

Colleen Dedalis and Margaret Stevenson presented a poster titled “The Effects of Police Officer Gender and Ambivalent Sexism on Anticipated Behavior During Traffic Stops.”

Sarah Malik and Margaret Stevenson presented two posters at (a) the Psychology and Law pre-conference, titled “The Effects of Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Sex Norm Violation on Sex Offender Registration Support” and (b) at the primary SPSP conference, titled “Are Victims of Sexual Discrimination Less Likely to Support Maladaptive Sex Offender Policy? Sexual Orientation Predicts Sex Offender Registration Support.”

Evan McCracken and Margaret Stevenson presented a poster entitled “The Effects of Victim Gender and Defendant Gender in a Civil Sexual Assault Case.”

At the annual American Psychology and Law Society Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in March, Margaret Stevenson chaired a symposium titled “Should Adolescents' Consensual Sexual Behavior be Punished Under Sex Offender Laws? This Ambiguity Breeds Modern Bias Against Stigmatized Groups” and presented a talk titled “Adolescent Racial Composition Shapes Perceptions of Juvenile Sex Offenders.”

Psychology major, Sarah Malik also presented her own research within this symposium session titled “Anti-Gay Attitudes, Sexual Orientation, and Exposure to Homosexuals Predict Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Support.”
Students Evan McCracken and Tyler Plogher were honored at the Minority Affairs Banquet for winning a competitive APPLE grant for research (Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience) through Division 41 of the American Psychological Association. Sarah Malik was also honored at this banquet for winning a competitive Division 41 student travel grant and for being a past APPLE awardee.

Tyler Plogher and Evan McCracken presented their research at the Butler conference this April, titled “Major Depressive Disorder as a Predictor of Date Rape Victim Blame.”

Colleen Dedalis also presented her research at the Butler conference titled, “How Police Officer Gender and Ambivalent Sexism Predicts Behavior During Traffic Stops.”

Finally, both Evan McCracken and Colleen Dedalis will each be presenting their own research poster presentations at the Association for Psychological Conference in San Francisco this May.

These research projects were funded by multiple UE undergraduate research grants and grants through the American Psychology and Law Society. Travel for the students was funded in part by the SGA and by competitive grants from Division 41 of the American Psychology and Law Society.



* Purple Aces Baseball Hosts USI for "Battle at the Braun" Tonight at 6 pm

The University of Evansville baseball team will host cross-town rival Southern Indiana in the “Battle at the Braun” at 6 pm tonight at Braun Stadium.

Faculty and staff receive free admission to all baseball games by showing their UE IDs at one of the ticket windows near Braun Stadium. Students receive free admission by showing their IDs, and can receive Student Rewards points by checking in at a ticket window with their IDs or ID numbers. These Student Rewards points can be redeemed for great prizes at the Carson Center during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm!

Come out and support your University of Evansville baseball team as they host USI this evening at 6 pm at Braun Stadium!

* UE Men's Golf Tied for 6th Following Day One

With one round down and two remaining, the University of Evansville men’s golf team stands in a tie for 6th place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at TPC Deere Run.

Originally scheduled for two rounds of play on Monday, weather halted the action during the second round at 4:29 p.m. Teams resume play with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Each squad will complete the second round before advancing to the third and final round.

Leading the way for the Purple Aces in the first round was sophomore Alex Turner. The Evansville product stands in a tie for 10th place after recording a 3-over 74 in on Monday.

The remainder of UE’s contingent was separated by just four strokes. Following Turner on the leaderboard was senior Quinn Vilneff. The winner of last week’s Ralph Coleman Award stands tied for 23rd after posting a 78 in the first 18 holes. Sophomore Rick Voyvodic finished the day just one shot off of Vilneff. Voyvodic carded a 79 and is tied for 27th.

Fellow sophomore Will Knights finished Monday’s round with an 80 while senior Parker Hensley completed the day with an 81.

Wichita State has all five of its players in the top 19 as the Shockers lead the nine squads participating. WSU registered a 291 on Monday and sits five shots ahead of UNI. The Panthers opened play with a 296 as four of their players are in the top 15.

Completing the top three was Illinois State. The Redbirds are also right in the mix of things, posting a 297 as they enter the final two rounds just six shots off the lead.

Evansville finished the opening round with a 311 and is tied for sixth place with Missouri State. The duo Is just five strokes out of the top five as Southern Illinois is in fifth with a 306 while Bradley sits fourth with a score of 305.

Chandler Rusk of the Shockers leads the individuals. Rusk posted the only sub-par round of the day, touring the course with a 1-under 70. Dustin Atkinson of UNI and Tyler Gentilella from Illinois State are tied for second. Each player finished with an even round of 71.

On Tuesday, the teams will complete their second round before playing the full third round.

* Jenkins and Vilneff Earn Top Senior Awards

As we round the homestretch of the 2013-14 academic year, the University of Evansville took time out to honor a pair of senior student-athletes at the annual leadership banquet last week.

Kelby Jenkins and Quinn Vilneff were recognized for their efforts in their respective sports as well as in school and the community. Jenkins earned the Lois Patton Award while Vilneff was the recipient of the Ralph H. Coleman Award. They are presented annually to the top senior female and male scholar-athletes at the University of Evansville.

Cross country runner Kelby Jenkins received the Patton Award following a record-setting career with the Aces. As a senior, Jenkins won four championships while finishing second on two occasions. In her final 5K race, Jenkins set the program record at 17:27.27. The time was set in her final home event – the 2013 UE Invitational. She was a 2-time MVC All-Conference Team member while also making the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team on two occasions.

A double-major at UE (Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics), Jenkins has posted a perfect 4.0 GPA. Outside of the classroom, the has been an asset to the community, helping with the Boys and Girls Club (building new walking trails), the Relay for Life, has acted as a student tutor for a student with a visual disability and has also been a supplementary instructor in economics.

Also making a significant impact in all facets in his time at UE is men’s golfer Quinn Vilneff. The Sports Management major has finished with a 3.91 GPA in his three years at Evansville. Those efforts culminated in him being named the recipient of the 2013 MVC Elite 18 Award. At the time, he was just the second student-athlete at UE to do so.

Vilneff garnered several accolades as a junior including a Cleveland Golf All-American, MVC All-Conference Team and MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. He is on pace to record one of the top three stroke averages in program history.

A native of Canada, Vilneff has worked hard to bring hockey awareness to the City of Evansville. He has volunteered well over 400 hours of service to teaching and promoting hockey to the youth of the city and Swonder Ice Rink. He is currently working with the rink with their spring league.

Both Jenkins and Vilneff have had stellar careers on the course and in the classroom at UE. They epitomize what being a student-athlete at the University of Evansville is all about.


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