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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Upcoming Events

* Bob Boxell Retirement Reception Set for June 30

After more than 29 years as the sports information director for the University of Evansville, Bob Boxell is retiring on June 30. Bob has been a constant throughout many of the exciting times for the Purple Aces and he will be greatly missed. Please stop by to wish him well on Thursday, June 30, from 3-4 the Class of 1959 Gallery, Ridgway University Center.


* Experience Evansville: Visit UE!

The Office of Admission is having its annual summer Open House on Saturday, July 16. If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who are in high school and who could benefit from a visit to the UE campus, please encourage them to attend. They will join other prospective students from around the country in visiting with faculty members and learning about the scholarship opportunities available as well as touring campus including residence halls and Ridgway University Center. They can register online or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468. If this date does not work, please contact the Office of Admission for other visit opportunities.


* Summer Clay Workshop

Discover your creative potential in a highly creative, informed, supportive and relaxed environment at a clay workshop this summer.  Instruction is customized for the beginning ceramicist and for those more experienced in clay.  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to develop their own clay bodies, formulate glazes, and experiment with various types of firings including: oxidation, reduction, raku, and horse hair.  The workshop will consist of traditional methods on the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques. Previous knowledge of ceramics is helpful, but not a requirement for participation in this workshop.  (Upon registration, students will be provided with a list of basic tools required for success in class.  Clay and glazes are available in class.)

Instructor:           Mark Schoenbaum, Artist and UE Ceramics Instructor
Dates:                   July 6 – 27, Monday– Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost:                      $379 until June 30; $399 after June 30
To Register:        Call the UE Center for Adult Education – 812-488-2981
Location:             University of Evansville’s Ceramic’s Studio located at the Art and Engineering Annex, Lincoln Avenue


* UE Employees, Students and Families Welcome to Alumni Cubs Outing

Tickets are still available for the UE Alumni Outing at the Chicago Cubs/Florida Marlins game Friday, July 15.  The outing begins with lunch at Goose Island in Wrigleyville at 11 a.m. followed by the game at 1:20 p.m.  $75 covers lunch and the game for adults, $65 for children 13 and under.  Online registration is available at  Questions?  Contact


Info You Should Know

* Columnists Needed

Do you have opinions about sports or entertainment?  Crescent Magazine is looking for two students who would like to join the staff as a sports columnist and a entertainment columnist.  If interested, contact Tracy Maurer at  for more information.

* AEDs Reinstalled after Being Serviced

On Tuesday, June 28, the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Graves Hall, Koch Center, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building McCurdy Wing, and Hyde Hall/May Studio Theatre were reinstalled and are now available for use, if necessary. If you find yourself needing to use one of the campus AEDs, please follow the audible instructions that the machine provides. Also, contacting the Office of Safety and Security for assistance is highly recommended. Safety and Security can be reached at its emergency campus extension 6911, or by cell phone at 471-6911.


* Time Card Approval Deadline Extended

Since Monday, July 4 is a holiday, the deadline for time card approval by supervisors has been extended to noon on Tuesday, July 5.  Please contact Gloria Spencer at ext 2159 if you have any questions.


* Libraries Announces Independence Day Holiday Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Independence Day holiday. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or
•  Friday, July 1st:         7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Saturday, July 2:   CLOSED
• Sunday, July 3:      CLOSED
• Monday, July 4:     CLOSED
• Tuesday, July 5:     Resume Regular Summer Hours




* Promotion of Don Hudson

Congratulations to Don Hudson on his promotion to assistant vice president of Technology Services–chief technology officer.  Don replaces David Fowler, who left the University on May 31.  Don has been with the University since 2006 in the role of manager of business systems.  Don will assume his new responsibilities on July 1.



* Fick and Chybowski Rewarded for Great Senior Years

Their respective teams at the University of Evansville were counting on baseball player Cody Fick and tennis player Kate Chybowski to be team leaders as seniors in 2010-11.  The pair did more than lead.  Fick and Chybowski put their names in the record books during their final year of collegiate competition, and as a result, they have been chosen by the UE coaching and administrative staffs as the Aces' most outstanding athletes of the year.

Fick was chosen today as recipient of the William V. Slyker Award, and Chybowski earned the Ida M. Stieler Award for the second consecutive year.  Other finalists for the Slyker Award included diver Andy Balczo and soccer player Robby Lynch.  Swimmer Christina Schmidgall was the other finalist for the Stieler Award.

Fick is one of only two players in Evansville baseball history to earn multiple All-America honors in the same season.  He was an ABCA/Rawlings first team All-America selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association, and was a second team Louisville Slugger All-American as selected by Collegiate Baseball.  The only other player chosen for more than one All-America team was pitcher Andy Benes in 1988, when he was the first player taken in the Major League Baseball draft.  Fick in 2011 hit .406 and was among the national leaders with 71 RBIs in 53 games. He topped the Aces in eight different statistical categories as a hitter and compiled a 7-4 record, 2.36 ERA, five complete games and a pair of shutouts in 11 starts on the mound.  Fick was also named Region V Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America and is a finalist for the College Baseball Hall of Fame's John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.  Fick graduated in May, and was drafted as a pitcher by the Philadelphia Phillies.  He is playing for the Williamsport Crosscutters in the New York Penn League.

Chybowski is only the fourth person to win the Stieler Award more than once, joining swimmer Kim Dodson (2001, 02), tennis player Jessica Jetton (2004, 05) and basketball player Rebekah Parker (2007, 08).  The Stieler Award was first presented in 1986.  Chybowski shattered the records of Jetton and 1998 Stieler Award winner Karen Black in becoming Evansville's all-time leader in singles victories (107) and total victories (189).  Both records had stood since 1999.  Chybowski finished 17-3 at number one singles and 10-6 at number one doubles as a senior.  She received the Lois D. Patton Award in April for being the Aces' most outstanding senior female scholar-athlete, and in May was chosen as the Ohio Valley Region recipient of the Arthur Ashe Junior Leadership & Sportsmanship Award.  Earlier this month, Chybowski was chosen as an Academic All-American for the first time in her career, earning third team mention on the Women's At-Large Academic All-America Team.  The three-time first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference selection graduated in May with a 3.92 GPA in Biology, and will attend the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in August.



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