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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Upcoming Events

* Reception for Don Hudson

The campus community is invited to bid Don Hudson, OTS, farewell on Thursday, May 15, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Class of 59 Gallery & Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

* 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. 

Info You Should Know

* New Branding Guidelines Available

The Office of Marketing and Communications has updated the University’s branding guidelines and made it available for internal use on AceLink (http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Marketing/). Once downloaded, please check back occasionally to make sure you have the most updated version, as this is a fluid document that will be kept updated regularly.

Congratulations

* Donna Teague Receives Employee Excellence Award

Donna Teague, assistant vice president of Fiscal Affairs, was presented with the Administrator Excellence Award on May 10. Donna has always stepped up to help departments manage their budgets and train personnel on how to work with Datatel, despite having a never-ending workload of her own. She is highly respected across the campus. Despite the demands placed on her, she is also taking a leadership role in the prioritization process by chairing the Administrative Program Committee. Donna embodies the spirit, compassion and dedication to mission that helps make the University of Evansville the great place that it is. 

* Deans Teaching Award Winners

The Deans Teaching Award winners have been announced. They are:

Rania Mousa, assistant professor of accounting - Schroeder Family School of Business

Joseph Tipton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering - College of Engineering and Computer Science

Tink Martin, professor of physical therapy - College of Education and Health Sciences

Margaret Stevenson, assistant professor of psychology - William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciencs

Mark Davis, associate professor of biology - William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences
 

Athletics

* Turner and Vilneff Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

A pair of University of Evansville men’s golfers earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team as the 2014 squad was announced by the league on Monday morning.

Senior Quinn Vilneff and sophomore Alex Turner were named to the team. It marked the second-consecutive berth on the squad while Turner was honored for the first time.

Vilneff completed his Evansville career with the third-best stroke average in program history (75.04) and was second on the team and fourth in the MVC with a 73.35 average in 2013-14. He notched three top five outings while shooting his low of a 67 in the final round if the Cleveland State Intercollegiate on his way to a 5th place outing.

He carded rounds of 72 and 71 on his way to a tie for 5th at the Butler Fall Invitational and led the Purple Aces to a win at the Benbow Invitational in March with a 2-over 144 as he finished in fourth place. His effort of a 146 (T10) helped the Aces win their second tournament at the Bradley Invitational. The 2013 winner of the Elite 18 Award finished his career at UE with a 3.91 GPA in Sports Management.

Public Health major Alex Turner picked up his first Scholar-Athlete honor. Turner finished his sophomore season with a 3.616 GPA and also got the job done on the course, finishing the season with the second-lowest average in the MVC at 72.62.

Turner finished in a tie for 10th at the MVC Championship en route to a berth on the All-Conference Team. He shot four rounds in the 60’s this season including a season-low 68 at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate. In his second season at UE, Turner alsoposted three top 3 finishes and tied for second out of 93 at the Dayton Flyer Invitational with a 1-under 139. He took third at the Benbow Invitational finishing with a 143 while tying for third at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate.

This season marks the third time that the Aces placed multiple golfers on the Scholar-Athlete Team. Evansville also did so in 2006 and 2007. Seven players were on the 2014 squad as UE as the only school to place two on it.

* Quinn Vilneff Earns MVC Leadership & Service Award

Since arriving in Evansville, men’s golfer Quinn Vilenff has exemplified what it means to be a student-athlete in the classroom, on the golf course and in the community. For his efforts, Vilneff earned the Missouri Valley Conference Leadership and Service Award on Friday.

Vilneff has done it all for the Purple Aces in his three years with the program. On the course, he played 82 rounds for the University of Evansville and accumulated the third-best average in school history. His 6,153 strokes equaled out to a 75.04 stroke average.

Three top five finishes highlighted Vilneff’s senior campaign as he led the Aces to team wins at the Don Benbow Invitational and the Bradley Invitational. His top finish as a senior came at the Benbow event in Jacksonville, Fla. where he finished in fourth place.

Last spring, Vilneff garnered All-Conference honors after finishing in 6th place at the MVC Championship. He also won the Elite 18 Award, marking just the second student-athlete in UE history to do so. The honor is given out to the top-18 finisher with the highest GPA.

In the classroom, the Sports Management major posted a 3.91 GPA while his work in the community made a great impact. The native of Canada made the sport of hockey relevant to the city of Evansville. Vilneff volunteered in excess of 400 hours to Swonder Ice Arena as he has been teaching and promoting hockey to the youth in town.

Other endeavors he has taken on include: the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Evansville Arc and a tutor at Vogel Elementary.
 

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