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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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* Free Finals Snack Packs after 9:30 PM Mass Wednesday

Join Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB for a quick Mass in Neu Chapel at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday; and pick up a Final's Snack Pack of goodies to get you through your exams! Can't go wrong with a few prayers and a few goodies! 

* Reading? Study? Free Food B4 Exams Begins Today!

Looking for a quiet place to study ... and EAT? Join us at the UE Newman Center, 1901 Lincoln Avenue, TODAY, any time after 10 a.m. for free pizza, loaded hot dogs, watermelon, cheese balls, peanut butter filled pretzels, Doritos in a variety of flavors BBQ chips, cookies, crackers, ice cream and toppings and MORE!! You don't need to knock, just come on in ... the house is open! Look for the big purple and white banner on the corner of Lincoln and Frederick Avenues! Questions? Email 

* Nancy Frazier Retirement Reception

The Office of Admission would like to invite you to a retirement reception for Nancy Frazier on Wednesday, April 29 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The reception will be held in the Office of Admission Lobby, Olmsted 104. Nancy is retiring after 19 years of service. Come and celebrate with us, showing our great appreciation for all she has contributed to our office and UE. We wish her the best in her retirement. Refreshments will be served. 

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

The wellness nurse will be in Olmsted lobby, 1 - 3 p.m., on Wednesday, April 29. 


Upcoming Events

* Social Responsibility Workshop May 12

On May12, from 9:30-5:30 p.m., a social responsibility workshop will be led by Dr. Corey Dolgon, a talented speaker and widely published scholar. Dolgon is exceptionally well-versed in developing social responsibility initiatives in the classroom. This event will include an opportunity to workshop syllabi to include social responsibility elements such as community engagement opportunities, volunteering, civic engagement, and activism. Social responsibility initiatives in and out of the classroom are a great way to discover, examine, and implement socially responsible methods of working within various disciplines.

If you are interested in attending, please email Lisa Kretz ( by May 7. Given that the event is catered, I need to know how many people will be in attendance. Hope to see you there! 

* Attention Seniors - Senior Send-off May 8

Calling all seniors! All members of the University of Evansville Class of 2015 and family are invited to an evening of celebration on Friday, May 8 at the Class of 2015 Senior Send-off Cookout. Register online at 

* Reception for Roger Pieroni, Dianne Oliver and Fusae Ekida

Please join the Departments of Foreign Languages and Philosophy and Religion for a Farewell Reception for Roger Pieroni, Dianne Oliver, and Fusae Ekida. The reception is being held on Friday, May 1 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on the third floor of Olmstead Administration Hall. Please join us in wishing them the best of luck in their new endeavors. 

* Retirement Reception for Lynn Penland

Please join the Office of Academic Affairs as we celebrate Dr. Lynn Penland’s retirement after 33 years at the University of Evansville. The reception will take place in Dunigan Lounge, in the Schroeder School of Business Building, on Friday, May 1, from 3:30-5:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you!

* Reception Planned for Harlaxton Visitors

The Harlaxton Society is sponsoring a Welcome Reception for visitors from Harlaxton. Members of the Harlaxton Advisory Council and Harlaxton faculty and administrators will be visiting UE in early May to take part in commencement. They include: David and Janet Armes, Robert and Mary Brownlow, Henrietta and David Chubb, and Barbara and Kevin Lawrey. Faculty members are Bianca Leggett and David Green and Principal Jerry Seaman and his wife, Patti Vilches.

The Welcome Reception is Thursday, May 7, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Students, faculty and other Harlaxton Society members are welcome to attend.

If you cannot attend, you can still help welcome our guests. Feel free to mail notes care of the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations or e-mail

* Financial Preparedness Class for New and Expectant Parents Offered

Welcoming a new baby into your family can bring with it many questions about finances. Being prepared for the expenses of the first few months with your baby, costs for daycare, saving for college and the overall costs for raising a child can leave parents feeling stressed. That’s why St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children and the University of Evansville are teaming up to help new and expectant parents learn more about being financially prepared for a new baby. Whether you’re a first time parent or are welcoming another baby to your family, this class is for you.

The class will be on Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., in the St. Mary’s Gift Conference Room. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, call Terry Cooper, personal birth consultant, at 812.485.6016 or go online to to reserve your spot.

This event is being presented by the Institute for Banking and Finance at the University of Evansville



Info You Should Know

* Health Screening Scheduler Available

The appointment scheduler for the summer HRA Wellness Screenings is available on AceLink. Health screening dates are June 9, 10, 11 and will be in the Health Center. 

* FREE Boxes while they Last

The UE Bookstore has a LIMITED supply of free boxes to any student who would like one. This is restricted to two boxes per student as we have a limited supply. Stop by the Bookstore if you need some for moving. 

* Cash for Books at the Bookstore

The semester ending book buyback at the UE Bookstore runs April 30 through May 6th. The Bookstore freely quotes any books you may wish to sell regardless of where purchased. You are required to bring your student ID to sell books, but your original receipt is NOT required. You'll get Cash on the spot for your books. Questions? Contact the Bookstore. 

* Summer School Books

Books for Summer School are available for purchase in the UE Bookstore starting April 29. There are special rental prices on some of the books. During Buyback the Textbook area is roped off but all you need to do is ask store staff to retrieve the book you need. Also the Bookstore is OPEN all Summer long to purchase textbooks - Monday through Friday. 

* Fitness Center Hours for Final Exam Week 2015

Wednesday 4/29 (Reading/Study Day) 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 4/30 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 5/1 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 5/2 11:30am -5:30pm
Sunday 5/3 11:30am -5:30pm
Monday 5/4-Friday 5/8 8:00am-7:00pm

Pool will be open 11:00am-1:00pm pending guard availability.

* Last Call For Transcript Requests!

Any current student who would like to request their official transcript must submit their order by Wednesday April 29th at 5pm. Official transcripts will not be available again until Tuesday May 12th. No exceptions. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you need assistance. 

* Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of Exam Week hours for Spring Semester 2015. Contact Libraries with questions at 812/488/2484.

April 29 (W):7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
April 30 (T):7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
May 1 (F): 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May 2 (S): 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May 3 (S): 12 Noon - 1:00 a.m.
May 4 (M): 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
May 5 (T): 7:30 a.m. - 12 Midnight
May 6 (W): 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 7 (T): 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 8 (F): 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 9 (S): CLOSED
May 10 (S): CLOSED

* Important "Mail" Notice for Students Living in UE Housing!

The last day for mail delivery and pick-up for all Students living in UE Housing will be Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Students are asked to review the “Office of Residence Life” Website “On-Campus Services”-“Mail Services” link prior to departure from UE campus. Also, students are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions directly regarding mailing address changes. Please note that UE is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.

Those anticipating packages shipped via couriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, etc.) that may arrive after their departure, should contact UE Mail Services to make arrangements to pick-up these items prior to leaving UE. Please note Mail Services will not be able to forward items.

Please contact UE Mail Services with questions or concerns via email or phone (812) 488-2197.

* Vote for rain barrels decorated by UE groups!

Check out the decorated rain barrels and vote for your favorite. The group decorating the winning rain barrel gets a pizza party! You can also make a bid on a rain barrel – did you know that rain barrels can help homeowners save money and reduce the potential for flooded basements?

For more information, check out the UE Environmental Management Facebook page at

* Need internship housing in NYC?

Educational Housing Services offers student housing to make NYC feel like home. Contact EHS ( and they will take care of the rest. 



* Doug Reed Performs with ABQ at Pittsburg State University

Douglas Reed, University Organist Emeritus, performed with the American Brass Quintet at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas on April 17.  Made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Brass Chamber Music Association, this final concert in PSU’s 2014-2015 Solo and Chamber Music Series featured the second performance of National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize, and Grammy Award-winner William Bolcom’s Fantasia for organ and brass quintet. Reed and ABQ  premiered the work, commissioned by the Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, at First Presbyterian Church, Evansville on April 10. At PSU Reed performed on the C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 106 in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall.

Doug Reed With ABQ



* UE Baseball Hosts Oakland City Today at 6 pm

UE’s next game is at home on Wednesday, April 29 against Oakland City. First pitch is 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium. Adult tickets are $7 as senior/youth tickets are just $5. 

* Evansville Men's Soccer Signs Tommy Skupien

University of Evansville head men’s soccer coach Marshall Ray and his staff announced the signing of Tommy Skupien to a National Letter of Intent to begin play with the Purple Aces in the fall of 2015.

A Somonauk, Illinois native, Skupien was a four year varsity starter in high school, a three time All-Conference 1st team selection and a three-time All-Area First Team honoree at Somonauk High School. He was the team captain and Most Valuable Player for his team as both a junior and senior. Thomas is currently a member of the Chicago Magic PSG U-17/18 who members of the United States Soccer Development Academy.

“Thomas will thrive in the University of Evansville environment,” said Ray. “He is a no nonsense type of player who competes in everything he does. He was a standout at our Winter ID camp and made our staff stand up and take notice. He will bring a big personality to our group on and off the field.”

Skupien had a record-breaking career at Somonauk, holding the school mark for assists in a season (30) and in a career (72). He also recorded 80 goals in his high school career.

The 2013 Ottawa Times Boys Soccer Player of the Year was also a two time All-Sectional honoree. His high school team was a four time Little 10 Conference Tournament Champion and a three time Little 10 Conference champion. Skupien played for NIFC (Northern Illinois Football Club) from the ages of 11-16. He made it to the Illinois Club Cup State Championship on his U19 and U16 teams.

Off the field, Skupien is a three time High Honor Roll Student and an Illinois State Scholar. He is a member of the Student Council and a Freshman Mentor.

Skupien (Somonauk, Illinois / Somonauk) is the eighth member of the Purple Aces signing class this spring. He joins Zachary Blaydes (Midway, Ky. / Woodford County), Kyle Brown (Fenton, Mo. / Rockwood Summitt), Hunter Deweese (Haubstadt, Ind. / Gibson Southern), Erick Hasselkus (Newburgh, Ind. / Reitz Memorial), Brian Hughes (Aurora, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit), Mike Matic (Mississauga, Ontario) and Greg Niven (St. Louis, Mo. / Saint Louis University High School). 

* UE Women's Basketball Receives Diversity and Inclusion at Work Award

The University of Evansville Athletics Department is proud to announce that the women’s basketball team has received the Diversity of Inclusion at Work Award as part of the 22nd Annual Student Leadership Awards Reception.

The Recipient of this award is given to a student organization, athletic team, or group that sponsored/participated in a program with the goal of providing diversity and social justice education through a campus event.

The team was nominated because of their involvement in making the ‘Why I March,” video as part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events.

According to UE Diversity and Equity Officer, LaNeeca Williams, “the team participated in the project and did a phenomenal job. The video was shown before the symbolic march on January 16, 2015. There was immense pride in showing the video and the caring comments made by team members.”

The award was given by the Office of Diversity Initiatives. 

* Evansville ties for 4th at MVC Championship

In one of the top postseason performances in recent program history, the University of Evansville men’s golf team tied for fourth place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at The Club at Porto Cima.

The Purple Aces put forth a strong effort in all three rounds of the event and fell just two strokes short of coming home in second place. As a team, UE finished tied for fourth with 903 strokes while UNI and Southern Illinois tied for second place with a 901. Wichita State took the championship, finishing with 864.

After leading the Aces on day one, WIl Pahud finished in a tie for 10th place with a 223. His final round total checked in at 76 as he finished just three shots out of the top five in a crowded leaderboard.

Two behind him was Rick Voyvodic. The junior tied Pahud for the lowest round of the day on the team with a 76. His final score finished at a 225 and was good for a tie for 13th. Tyler Gray finished his first MVC Championship in a tie for 16th overall. He notched a 226 as UE’s top three players came home in the top 16.

Next up was Will Knights, who finished with a 229. His score tied him for 22nd as he registered a final-round score of 77. Alex Turner carded a 78 on Tuesday and finished 38th with a 239.

Louis Cohen Boyer of the Shockers was medalist of the event, posting a 211. Despite shooting his highest round of the event on Tuesday (75), he was able to win by three shots over Loyola’s Garret Buckley. Grant Bennett of WSU finished in third place with a 216.

* UE's Kevin Kaczmarski Named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) announced on Tuesday that University of Evansville outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski was named the National Hitter of the Week.
In addition to being named back to back Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, this is the first National Player of the Week honor for Kaczmarski, who currently leads the nation in batting average (.455) and on-base percentage (.534).
A Cary, Ill. native, Kaczmarski hit a team best .667 (12-for-18), leading the Purple Aces in runs (six), hits (12), doubles (four), triples (one), home runs (one), runs batted in (six), total bases (21), slugging percentage (1.167), on-base percentage (.684), and stolen bases (one).He began the week by tallying three hits, and coming within a triple of the cycle in a 9-6 win over Northern Kentucky on April 22. He totaled two runs scored, a double, home run, and two runs batted in. Kaczmarski added another three hit day with a run scored, double, and RBI on Friday night at Bradley.

After another hit on Saturday, Kaczmarski ended his week by going 5-for-5 at Bradley on Sunday, April 26. He was just a home run shy of being the first Purple Ace in program history to achieve the cycle, while also tying his career high for hits. Kaczmarski collected two doubles and a triple in the 10-0, mercy rule shortened seven inning road win over the Braves.

Kaczmarski has now hit safely in 14 consecutive games. His 18 triples are second most in program history and his 61 doubles are tied for fourth most by any Purple Aces baseball player.

UE begins a six game homestand this week. UE’s next game is at home on Tuesday, April 28 against Indiana. First pitch is 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium. It is also Youth Baseball Day at the Braun! Wear your team jersey or mention your league for $3 kid tickets and $5 for accompanying adults. Oakland City visits Evansville on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. The Purple Aces then host Southern Illinois this weekend. First pitch on Friday, May 1 is 6:00 p.m. The middle game of the series begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 and the finale will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, For more information, contact NCBWA Executive Assistant Director Mike Montoro (304-293-2821,


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