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AceNotes Today

Friday, May 2, 2014

* From President Kazee:

What do UE and architect Frank Lloyd Wright have in common?

Wright’s protege, William Wesley “Wes” Peters (1912-1991) studied civil engineering at Evansville College in the late 1920s.  Shortly thereafter, Peters became Wright’s favorite assistant, working with him on his well-known buildings such as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum. 

The University of Evansville may have a unique opportunity to acquire an important historic architectural treasure, a house linked to Frank Lloyd Wright via UE’s own Wes Peters. I wanted to make you aware of this possibility and invite you to participate in upcoming discussions.

This special house was built by William Wesley “Wes” Peters. Peters’ only hiatus from Wright’s Taliesen studio occurred between 1933 and 1935, when he returned to Evansville and built two homes. One of these homes still survives at 1506 E. Indiana, but is one of the top ten endangered historical properties in Indiana. This building is particularly significant because it shares key architectural features with Wright’s grander structures yet it was designed for affordability. It is considered to be the prototype for Wright’s celebrated Usonian houses.

UE has been approached about the possibility of relocating this diminutive 525 square foot structure to our campus. A turnkey opportunity exists for acquiring this cultural asset with outside funding for the purchase, relocation, and renovation already in place.  This prospect would enhance the cultural appeal of our campus. It would also honor an Evansville native who attended Evansville College and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Evansville in 1971.

To learn more about this exciting project, attend an informational meeting on Friday, May 9 at 2 pm in Koch 255.

* Summer Hours Start Today

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 12 through August 8, 2014. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. We will return to regular hours on Monday August 11, 2014.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.


What's Happening Today

* Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% OFF on purchases of all UE clothing and gift items in the store May 1 - 7 during Book Buyback. There is also a selection of specially marked tee shirts at $6.95 for sale during the week. Items on clearance are excluded from this sale. Stop in and get some Evansville gear and save some money!

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* If you missed UE's electronics recycling day, here's another opportunity!

Saturday May 10th is the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District bi-annual electronics recycle day. This free event is for residents only and takes place between 8 am and 12 pm at Civic Center parking lot downtown. Accepted items include computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cables, PC cards, televisions, consumer electronics, stereos, telephones, cell phones, answering machines etc.... Items not included would be large office copiers, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers. Check the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District web site for more details.

* Final Campus Catholic Mass this Sunday at 1:00

The last Mass of the school year will be this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel, with Fr. Christopher Droste, associate pastor of Christ the King and Holy Spirit parishes, as celebrant. Seniors will receive a special blessing as they go forth from UE to live the Gospel.

* Neu Chapel Prayer Service in Neu Chapel on Sunday

A service of sung and spoken prayer will be offered in Neu Chapel on Sunday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m. This final Vesper service of the Spring semester will provide a time of peace and quiet reflection during Exam Week. In addition to scripture reading and Psalm singing, Barima Osei Tutu Agyeman, Student Chaplain, will provide a Reflection. Music will be provided by the Neu Chapel Jazz Ensemble. All are welcome.


Info You Should Know

* Book Buyback/Rental Returns

Don't forget that the Bookstore book buyback runs from May 1 through May 7 at the UE Bookstore. Also book rentals are due back by May 7 at 4 PM as well. Promotions all during the week. We free quote books regardless if used on this campus or where purchased.

* Lost Thumbdrive

A  thumb drive has been lost somewhere on campus. It is in the form of a mini cooper with a British flag on the top. If you have found it, please contact

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday May 13 and Thursday May 15, 2014 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943.

* Fitness Center Hours - Final Exam Week

The Fitness Center Hours for Final Exam Week are as follows:
Wednesday April 30 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday May 1 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday May 2 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday May 3 - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday May 4 - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Monday May 5 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday May 6 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday May 7 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday May 8 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday May 9 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday May 10 - Closed
Sunday May 11 - Closed

* 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.

* 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 .



* UE Theatre Student Award-winners Announced

The annual UE Theatre Society Student Awards Dinner was Wednesday, April 23, at the Log Inn. Chicken was eaten, students were recognized, faculty members were flattered, laughs were had, and a few tears were shed.

Buddy Barnes Award for Outstanding Freshman
Nathan Reece, a design/tech major from San Antonio, TX

John Streetman Young Artist Award
Caitlin McCarthy, a sophomore theatre generalist from Los Angeles, CA

Mary Lou Muth Wooley Drama Award for Outstanding Sophomore
Aaron Curry, a design/tech major from Glendale, AZ

Mabel Dillingham Nennecker Award for Outstanding Junior
Olivia Hebert, a performance major from Arlington, TX
Aaron R. Johnson, a performance major from Floyds Knobs, IN

Jeanne Suhrheinrich Award for Outstanding Senior
Dylan Kind, a design/tech major from San Antonio, TX

William A. Gumberts Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement
Dylan Frederick, a senior performance major from Edina, MN, for his direction of PEER GYNT in the May Studio Theatre.

* Sigma Tau Delta Members Lead Wuthering Heights Discussion at Ruth's House

Christopher Norris and Tia Balmer - two members of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society -  recently led a discussion of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights at Ruth's House. Ruth's House is a Women's Emergency Shelter in Evansville. Norris and Balmer worked with Sigma Tau Delta students from American University of Kuwait, who donate books to this organization. Sigma Tau Delta expects to continue its association with Ruth's House by facilitating such a book group once each semester.



* Claim Your Student Rewards Prizes!!

Students, a reminder as the year is coming to a close, don’t forget to pick up any Student Rewards prizes you have earned for coming to University of Evansville athletic events this school year. Just a reminder that points will start from scratch in August, so make sure to get your Student Rewards items before you head home for the summer! You can pick up your Student Rewards prizes from the Carson Center Ticket Office during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

We appreciate your support and attendance at our games this year!
Thanks, and Go Aces!!

* Softball Hosts Missouri State to Close Out MVC Schedule

The Purple Aces softball team will host Missouri State to close out Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend at Cooper Stadium. On Saturday, the Aces face the Bears in a doubleheader, with game one of the twin bill scheduled to start at 12 pm. Then on Sunday, UE and Missouri State will square off at 12 pm in the finale to close out the weekend series, and conference play.

Faculty and staff receive free admission to all softball games by showing their UE IDs at one of the ticket windows near Cooper Stadium. Students also get 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 the Purple Aces softball team Saturday and Sunday as they host the Missouri State Bears at Cooper Stadium!

* Kevin Kaczmarski Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Kevin Kaczmarski’s performance on the field this season has the Purple Aces baseball team in first place while his efforts in the classroom earned him recognition today as he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

The MVC-leading Purple Aces have relied on Kaczmarski as the spark plug in their lineup. The junior helped Evansville continue its success with a sweep of Bradley over the weekend. In the series, Kaczmarski hit .500 as he went 5-for-10 from the plate with a triple, 4 RBIs, two walks and did not strike out.

He leads the Aces in doubles (16), triples (4), home runs (4), RBIs (43), slugging (.536) and total bases (89). One of the top offensive weapons in the Valley, Kaczmarski leads the league in RBIs and is tied for the lead in doubles while tying for second in triples.

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.

* Seven Men's Swimmers Named to All-Mac Team

The University of Evansville men’s swimming team has been honored by the Mid-American Conference, as the conference office has announced it’s 2013-2014 Swimming & Diving Academic All-Mac Teams.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

The Purple Aces had seven swimmers named to the 2013-2014 Swimming & Diving Academic All-Mac Honorable Mention Team.

The MAC has honored seniors Daniel Musselwhite and Phil Stevenson, juniors Ashton Bishop, Garrett Johnson and Conor Sprick, and sophomores Reid Mobley and Cameron Wickes.


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