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Wednesday, May 14, 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

* Important Notice About Accounts Payable Check Runs

Accounts payable will not be processing normal check runs the week of May 19. PLEASE SUBMIT ANY REQUISITIONS THAT YOU MUST NEED PAID NO LATER THAN 3 PM TODAY. 

* 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 ( 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.

* Renewal Time for Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS)

It is time to renew “PAADS” (Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services) forms for the new Fiscal Year 2014-15 period of June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

The renewal process is simple.

1. Print the PAADS form which is located on the Copy Services or Central Receiving website on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions at
• Copy Services website at http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/
• Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/Central Receiving/
2. Complete the PAADS form by indicating the services requested, a dollar limit, the account number, and the account name to be used by the requester.
3. Obtain the required authorized signature.
4. Submit the form via campus mail to Doris Cook/Distribution Services/GS.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email dc47

* 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



* Three Aces Sports Recognized for APR

Three University of Evansville sports received Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA based on Academic Progress Rates (APR).

The sports that were honored included the Purple Aces women’s cross country team, the women’s golf squad as well as women’s tennis. For golf and cross country, it marks the fifth year in a row that the programs were recognized. The UE tennis team was honored for the second-consecutive campaign. All awards are for the 2012-13 season.

“We work extremely hard at the University of Evansville on academics and retention and it is pleasing for three of our sports to receive NCAA recognition,” UE Athletics Director John Stanley said. “It is a credit to the student-athletes and coaches for their work.”

Cross country coach Don Walters led his squad to recognition by the NCAA for the fifth-consecutive year. His women’s team finished the 2012-13 school year with a 3.573 GPA, tops among all of UE’s 14 sports. Leading the way on and off the course for Walters was Kelby Jenkins. The Ida Stieler Award winner in 2013 recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA to lead her team to the top.

“Academics and retention has always been top priority with both cross country teams,” Walters said. “I am proud that we have great student athletes that are willing to put the time and effort in both Academics and Athletics.”

Also receiving the award for the fifth-straight time was head coach Jim Hamilton and his women’s golf team. The women checked in with a 3.273 GPA while making strides toward becoming one of the top programs in the MVC.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the fifth year in a row,” Hamilton commented. “It is a reflection of the work by our student-athletes in the classroom and on the course.”

For the second year in a row, Aces tennis coach Nick Mueller and his program brought in APR honors. The team accumulated a 3.366 GPA last year.

“I am proud of the girls on this team for the effort they put in, on and off the court. They have been able to balance academics with Division 1 tennis very well,” Mueller said. “Graduation is the ultimate goal, and those who have come through this program have been able to accomplish that. The girls have earned this recognition.”

Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance. 

* Purple Aces Seniors Honored at Graduation Breakfast

Four years of work in the classroom and on the playing field give University of Evansville student-athletes one of the greatest all-around experiences in the country. Prior to Saturday’s graduation ceremony, 41 student-athletes, seven athletic trainers and three dancers were recognized for their work over their collegiate careers.

“This senior class achieved a lot on the court and off the court,” Purple Aces Athletics Director John Stanley said. “We have had competitive success, excellent academic results, and an overall group of student-athletes that contributed greatly to the University of Evansville and our community.”

At a breakfast on Saturday morning, Stanley joined the student-athletes, their families, coaches and staff to take the time to recognize their accomplishments. Each athlete was recognized individually for their efforts in athletics and academics.

Highlighting the event was the recognition of eight student-athletes who were honored with the Missouri Valley Conference Presidents Council Academic Excellence Award. Earning the honor for the Purple Aces were: Kelby Jenkins (4.0 – Cross Country), Stephanie Thompson (3.993 – Women’s Soccer), Jacqueline Carlson (3.952 – Cross Country), James Kohler (3.941 – Baseball), Daniel Musselwhite (3.932 – Swimming/Diving), Melissa Ball (3.903 – Swimming/Diving), Lauren Seyller (3.827 – Volleyball) and Rachel TenHoor (3.824 – Volleyball).

The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2013 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

The full MVC academic release, including President’s Council honorees, Commissioner’s Excellence Award winners, and Honor Roll qualifiers will be announced by the Missouri Valley Conference next month.

Below is a full list of senior student-athletes from UE and their majors. Congratulations and best wishes to each and every one of them.


John Day, Marketing

Nicholas Hathcoat, Business Administration

Cole Isom, Business Management

Samuel Johns, Sports Management

Kevin Kaczmarski, Exercise Science

James Kohler, Biology

Jacob Mahon, Business Management

Tyler Miller, Business Administration


Sara Elliott, Physical Therapy Assistant

Sarah Joseph, Elementary Education

Taryn O’Laughlin, Elementary Education

Men’s Golf:

Parker Hensley, Accounting

Craig Niemeier, Business Administration

Quinn Vilneff, Sports Management

Men’s Soccer:

Brandon Causey, Mechanical Engineering

Alexandros Kapsalis, Business Administration

Joel Nash, Business Management

Men’s Swimming:

Carder LaBrake, Chemistry

Daniel Musselwhite, Athletic Training

Mallet Reid, Advertising

Christopher Weisheit, Mechanical Engineering

Women’s Basketball:

Katlin Ellerson, Elementary Education

Miranda Liles, Exercise Science

Women’s Cross Country:

Jacqueline Carlson, Art Therapy

Kelby Jenkins, Business Administration

Nicole Kreuzman, Spanish & Biology

Maria Lynn, Nursing

Women’s Golf:

Sydney Skiles, Business Management

Women’s Soccer:

Stephanie Thompson, Exercise Science/Pre-PT

Lauren Tiernan, Sports Management

Women’s Softball:

Emily Morris, Nursing

Taylor Perry, Neuroscience and Psychology

Niki Rahming, Exercise and Sports Science

Kacey Rogers, Business Management

Women’s Swimming:

Melissa Ball, Athletic Training

Caitlin Harty, Athletic Training

Melissa Thurman, Biology

Women’s Tennis:

Kelsey Costales, Communications


Kathryn Klages, Nursing

Jennifer Murphy, Elementary Education

Lauren Seyller, Actuarial Science

Rachel TenHoor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Student Managers:

Danielle Cotton, Special Education

Myriah Hunsley, Elementary Education

Becca Lackey, Nursing

Brian Lasher, Mechanical Engineering

Colton O’Day, Business Management

Jake Schwartz, Business Management

Athletic Trainers:

Jarah Bayer, Athletic Training

Kathryn Harvel, Athletic Training

Alicia Lewandowski, Athletic Training

Jordan Moses, Athletic Training

Sophia Pollalis, Athletic Training

Jake Schwartz, Athletic Training

Brittany Sheffield, Athletic Training

* 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.


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