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Thursday, May 8, 2014

* Information Meeting for Campus Community

Please join us Friday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in KC 255 for a discussion about a unique opportunity for UE to acquire an important historic architectural treasure, a house linked to Frank Lloyd Wright. The house, which could possibly move to the Evansville campus, was built in 1935 by William Wesley Peters who studied civil engineering at Evansville College and was an important protégé and collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright. The house’s design is considered to be the prototype for Wright’s celebrated Usonian houses.

* UE Bookstore Special Commencement Hours

The UE Bookstore will be open Friday, May 9 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday - Graduation Day - from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Bookstore will NOT be open on Sunday May 11. 

Also, on Saturday May 10 The Bookstore is offering 20% Off to all new graduates and family during the day.

* Commencement This Saturday

The University of Evansville's 156th Commencement ceremony will take place this Saturday, May 10, at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. with student robing at 12:15 p.m. and faculty robing at 12:45 p.m. The Baccalaureate service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in Neu Chapel.

Graduates, if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend, please let them know that they can watch Commencement via live streaming at commencement/live.cfm"> A video of the Commencement ceremony will be posted on this page next week.

Follow along and share using #UEGrad14.


Upcoming Events

* Join TEAM UE for the Annual Dragon Boat Race

The annual Dragon Boat Race is planned for June 7! Be a part of TEAM UE as we try to defend the Gold Bracket Title. Sign up in the Fitness Center or email Angie Stauber at as547. 

* Family Weekend - September 26-28

Family Weekend 2014 will now take place during the weekend of September 26-28 (separate from Homecoming). Please adjust your schedules to accommodate this change.

Students should invite parents, family, and friends to join in on campus activities, informational sessions, food and fun!

If there are any questions, contact Donna Jones, at 488-2586 or 

* Dedication of Gugin's Bench

Join President Tom Kazee at a dedication honoring Dr. David A. Gugin. Gugin’s Bench will be dedicated during the ceremony. Alumni, colleagues, friends and family are invited to attend. The dedication will take place at Gugin’s Bench on Friday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. The rain location will be the Matt Williams Lobby on the first floor of Hyde Hall.

* Health Screenings for HRA Participants - Sign Up Online

The annual health screenings for HRA insured are scheduled every Wednesday morning in June. This year, fast for 10 hours prior to lab testing, as a complete lipid profile will be tested. Please be well hydrated, however, by drinking non-caloric fluids.

Sign up in AceLink beginning Tuesday, May 6. You may schedule 2 appointments, one for the employee and one for the insured spouse. If you need to change an appointment, be sure to cancel the old one.

Another health screening opportunity is scheduled in September. Wellness credits are earned by attending a screening.

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling for May 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 last session in Hyde Hall, Room 126, on May 9 at 11:30 a.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 approx. 30 minutes.


Info You Should Know

* Libraries Announces Intersession Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for the Intersession beginning on May 8th and ending on May 18th. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or .

* 5/7/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/8/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/9/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/10/14: CLOSED
* 5/11/14: CLOSED
* 5/12/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/13/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/14/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/15/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/16/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/17/14: CLOSED
* 5/18/14: CLOSED
* 5/19/14: Begin Summer Hours

* 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. 



* Bartelt Appointed to OTPLS Board of Trustees

Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, has recently been appointed to the Ohio Township Public Library System Board of Trustees. Ohio Township, in Warrick County, consists primarily of the towns of Newburgh and Chandler. The Library staff of 50 serves the 37, 749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget and is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. Bartelt, UE Associate Professor, served as Collection Management Librarian from 1981-2008 and currently serves as Collection Development Librarian at UE Libraries. 

* Archaeology and Art History Students' Summer Fieldwork and Internships

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce its students' summer plans, which include participation in archaeological excavations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Israel and Scotland as well as internships and employment at museums and cultural institutions in Colorado, Indiana and Texas.

Sarah Carlton, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Stephanie Comstock, William Shores House Archaeological Field School, Rockton, IL
Morgan Davidson, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Kelli Duggan, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Brianne Harrell, USI’s New Harmony Excavations, IN
Holly Heimbuecher, Educational Programs Assistant, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, IN
Victoria Johnson, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Carissa Kepner, Education Intern at the Molly Brown House and Special Projects Volunteer for the Black American West Museum, Denver, CO
Ashley Kippley, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Stephanie Marcotte, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Ashley Motes, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Amy Rabenberg, Intern at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Blanton Museum of Art, TX
Alyssa Reynolds, USI’s New Harmony Excavations, IN
Emily Stewart, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Mike Sullivan, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Rebecca Webb, Oldham County Historical Society Archaeological Institute, KY
Catie Witt, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Raeanna Wood, Ness of Brodgar, Orkney Islands, Scotland



* Parr Honored by Missouri Valley Conference

Freshman Chandra Parr of the University of Evansville softball team has been honored by the Missouri Valley Conference, as she was named to the MVC All-Conference First Team.

Parr was named to the MVC’s first team as a play-making outfielder and was one of the Purple Aces best offensive threats throughout the entire 2014 season. The outfielder from Anna, Ill., is the first Evansville player to be named to a conference team since Kayla Fortner and Katie Sears were honored during the 2012 season.

Chandra finished the season playing in 49 games while starting 48 of them, hitting .291 and scoring 26 runs on 41 hits. Parr has 15 extra base hits during the season, including three doubles, two triples and a team leading 10 homeruns. The freshman had 30 RBIs, 15 walks, seven hit by pitches and four stolen bases. Parr is tied for fourth in the Evansville single season record book with the 10 homeruns and finished tied for third in the Valley.

* Women's Tennis Signs Kennedy Craig

Purple Aces head women’s tennis coach Nick Mueller has announced the signing of Kennedy Craig to a National Letter of Intent to begin play at the University of Evansville next season.

Entering the university as a freshman, Craig will begin her career with the Aces in the fall of 2014.

“Kennedy will be a great addition to our team next fall. She is a very talented player who brings a wide skill set to the table,” Mueller said. “She has competed against some of the top kids in the country, and has had success. She will contribute right away in singles and doubles on our team. I am really looking forward to Kennedy’s arrival in August.”

A native of Acworth, Ga., Craig is completing her senior season at Allatoona High School. She is ranked as one of the top 230 players in the country and, according to, she is one of the top 20 players in the state of Georgia.

Craig joins what will be an experienced Aces squad next season. Evansville returns five out of six players next season, including 2-time MVC All-Select Team member and senior Marketa Trousilova. Trousilova teamed with junior Marina Moreno to go 14-1 in No. 2 doubles this spring and take an 8-match win streak into next season.

Evansville will also feature seniors Natasha James and Mina Milovic as well as sophomore Andjela Brguljan.

* 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!!


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