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Friday, July 25, 2014

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* Connections with Kazee July 2014

This month, President Tom Kazee talks summer travel, Harlaxton principals, new scholarships, faculty awards, summer programs and more in the July 2014 podcast.

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* Greg Rawski Appointed Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Dean

Greg Rawski has been appointed as dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration for the coming year. Greg came to the University of Evansville in 2005 after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Toledo. Currently in the associate dean role, he has been an enthusiastic leader with a strong vision for a successful business program preparing students for their future in a global environment. Well-known for innovative and experiential learning in his classes, Greg has connected his students with regional companies  including Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Koch Enterprises, and his classes have performed community service projects benefiting the 9-11 relief effort, tornado victims, the American Red Cross, and the YMCA. Greg has been recognized as a Global Scholar, and has received the Exemplary Teacher of the Year award, the Berger Award for scholarship, and the Dean's teaching and research awards. 

* Mary Kessler Named Education and Health Sciences Associate Dean

Mary Kessler has been appointed to the position of associate dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences for the upcoming academic year. Mary’s experience at the University of Evansville goes back to her days as a UE PT student. She joined the faculty as a full time faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy in 1991 and  served as chair of the department for 18 years. After stepping down from that position two years ago she assumed the directorship of the PTA program. Mary’s leadership was instrumental in transitioning the physical therapy program to a doctorate and in founding the highly acclaimed AceCARE pro bono physical therapy clinic. Mary has been the recipient of a Global Scholar award, and a winner of the Berger Award for Scholarship as well as the Dean's award for teaching. She brings a strong background of teaching, scholarship, and service to her new leadership position.


* Fitness Center Closed July 28 through Aug. 1

The Fitness Center will be closed next week July 28-August 1, for refinishing of the gym floors. It will reopen on Monday, August 4 at 8:00 am. 

* In-House Office Supply Form - Revised

Effective July 11, Central Receiving will be accepting the newest version of the “In-House Office Supply Order Form” (dated 7/2014) with updated pricing. The revised “In-House Office Supply Order form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that the older version of the In-House form will no longer be accepted as of September 1.

For questions, contact Kim Winsett via email at kw83 or extension 2940.



* Heidi Strobel to Have Essays Published

Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe, a compilation of essays co-edited by Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, will be published in early 2015 by Ashgate as part of their series The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950.  Strobel’s co-editor is fellow art historian Dr. Jennifer Germann of Ithaca College.  Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe will contain an essay by Strobel on nineteenth-century textile artist Mary Linwood.

* UE Grad Cody Blue Makes Presentation at World Congress of Biomechanics

Cody Blue, who graduated in May from UE with a degree in physical therapy assistance, recently made a presentation at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, in Boston Massachusetts. This international conference is the most authorized in the clinical biomechanics field.

The title of Blue’s presentation was "Do Asymmetric Gait Kinematics Results from an Inter-limb temporal differences is beneficial to define pathological gait patterns due to injuries.” Blue's co-authors are Assistant Professors of Physical Therapy Yuri Yoshida and Robert Catena.

Assistant Professorsof Physical Therapy Tzurei Chen also present her research in the same conference. Her research is titled “Effect of Age and Fall Histories on Center of Mass Control during the turning Phase of the Timed Up and Go Test.”



* Quinn Vilneff Earns Second All-America Scholar Award

One of the top players in University of Evansville men’s golf history received another accolade as Quinn Vilneff was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar. It was his second such honor having earned it in 2013.

“It is a great culmination of an outstanding career at UE for Quinn,” Purple Aces head coach Jim Hamilton said. “He is a great ambassador for UE as a golfer and, more importantly, as a student, he could not be more deserving.”

A total of 207 players in Division I, 75 in Division II and 11 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 46 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Vilneff finished with the third-best stroke average in program history, posting a 75.04 in his three seasons with the Purple Aces. Following a junior campaign that saw him earn the Missouri Valley Conference Elite 18 Award, he came back better than ever.

With an average of 73.35 as a senior, Vilneff finished fourth in the MVC in that department. His play helped the Aces take a pair of spring tournament wins in 2014 as they earned top honors at the Benbow Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. along with the Bradley Invitational.

The native of Amherstburg, Ontario accumulated an impressive 3.89 GPA in his time at UE en route to his second MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team honor this past spring. 

* UE Volleyball Announces 2014 Schedule

Four conference champions from last season highlight the University of Evansville volleyball schedule as the Purple Aces are set for a challenging schedule in 2014.

“This is going to be a 'second-first year'. Our long term development phase is in a period of renovation. Whenever you have more people coming in than returning, it is always a process of adaptation and cohesion,” UE head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “That is why we have designed a schedule where adversity will be faced early on, in preparation for conference's matchups that will be even tougher than last year.”

Non-conference play features three NCAA Tournament participants as well as appearances in three tournaments. The season opens as the Aces make the short trip to Nashville to play in the Belmont Invitational. UE will take on Youngstown State, Kennesaw State and host Belmont, who posted a 19-14 mark a season ago.

A visit by Austin Peay opens the home portion of the schedule on Sept. 2 before Evansville travels to Kent, Ohio to take part in the Flashes Volleyball Classic. UE opens that up versus host Kent State before taking on a pair of strong foes in the latter two contests. The Aces face 2013 America East Champion New Hampshire before wrapping up the tournament against Morehead State.

The Eagles went an impressive 27-8 overall and 15-1 in league play en route to the Ohio Valley Conference Championship.

A huge home match on Sept. 9 pits the Aces against the University of Tennessee. The Volunteers make the trip to the Carson Center for a 7 p.m. match. Home action continues that weekend as the Aces welcome Central Michigan, DePaul and IUPUI. IUPUI finished last season at 19-14 and won the Summit League Championship.

Following a trip to Northern Kentucky on Sept. 16, the Aces will begin Missouri Valley Conference play for the remainder of the season. Evansville plays its first three league matches on the road before facing Bradley at the Carson Center on Oct. 3.

Highlighting the Valley portion of the schedule is a visit by a pair of 20-win teams to the UE campus. On Oct. 17, Missouri State (21-11) comes to town before defending MVC champion Wichita State comes in for a match the next day at 6 p.m.

Evansville makes the return trip to Wichita and Missouri State on Nov. 14 and 15. Perennial power UNI makes its trip to the Carson Center on Nov. 8 while the Aces trek to Cedar Falls on Oct. 10. The Panthers tied WSU for the top league record in 2013 at 15-3.

Senior Day will take place on Nov. 21 as UE welcomes Southern Illinois. The Salukis finished third in the conference in 2013 on the strength of a 13-5 league mark and an overall record of 20-13.

“We look forward to a schedule of challenging opponents that will help us maximize the talent of our returners, and begin the potential spurt of our incomers. It will get us a step closer to the ultimate goal of establishing a winning tradition in our program,” Concepcion continued. “The organizational culture is in place. Now, is a matter reinforcing the vision and implementing our team identity to be used in years to come.”


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