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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Upcoming Events

* Retirement Reception for Deborah Howard

The entire campus community is invited to join with the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in recognizing the many years of dedicated service of our friend and colleague, Deb Howard. She will be retiring this year after first joining the University of Evansville faculty in 1986. A reception in her honor will be held on Monday, May 4, from 3 to 5 p.m., and it will take place in the Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business (SB160). Please join us on Monday afternoon to celebrate her many contributions to this university and to wish her the best. 

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Hiring Certified Lifeguards!

The Fitness Center is hiring student certified lifeguards for the summer. The pool is open 11:00am-1:00pm Monday- Friday. If this would fit your schedule, stop by the Fitness Center office or contact Lori at 

* NEUR 457 Wikipedia Page

Charles Matias, Junior Neuroscience major and Nu Rho psi member has done his part to make Neuroscience accessible. His Wikipedia page "Quantal neurotransmitter release" is available to read and comment. 

* 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. 

* 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. 

* Rental Books due Back on May 6

This is reminder if you rented any books from the UE Bookstore this Spring you need to return them by 5 p.m. on May 6. Rentals returned AFTER May 6 will be subject to late fees and/or replacement fees. You can easily returns your rentals during Buyback. If you have any 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. 

* Attention Rising Sophomores-Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

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 2015-16 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2015-16 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 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, 2015.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2015.   

Applications may be emailed to

* 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



* Paul Klein Receives Senior Research Award

Paul Klein was awarded the Hanns G. Pieper Senior Research Award in Sociology and Criminal Justice for his senior research project entitled, "Binge Drinking in College: Peer Influence on College Students' Drinking Behavior". The honor is awarded annually to a Sociology or Criminal Justice major, chosen by the program faculty, for his or her outstanding research. The award is named for emeritus professor, Hanns Pieper, who developed and taught the Sociology research sequence at UE for over 2 decades. The Department of Law, Politics, and Society congratulates Paul on this accomplishment. 

* 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


Thank You

* UE African American Alumni (UEAAA)'s Reunion Weekend 2015 a Huge Success!

The UE African American Alumni (UEAAA)'s Reunion Weekend 2015 was a huge success!

Over 117 alumni, family, students and community members enjoyed a weekend on campus at the UEAAA Reunion Weekend April 24– 26, 2015. Alumni came back on UE's campus from 12 states: California, CO, DC, GA, Chicago, IL, Palos Heights, IL, IN (Evansville-HAUBSTADT-Indianapolis), MD, MI, NC, OH (Cincinnati & Columbus), VA and WA. The class years ranged from 1953 to 2014. All enjoyed a variety of events including a day long Leadership Conference, where UEAAA taught 15 workshops & participated in an etiquette luncheon with BSU.

On Saturday, we had a real and honest "UE Then and Now" Panel Discussion, with alums from every decade and two BSU. We experienced a sold out luncheon, where 4 Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarships were awarded to: Cherese Butler, Mia Washington, Mark Cannons, and Deja Johnson. Five seniors were pinned into the UE African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) and Terry Atwater '68 gave "words of encouragement." The Gala evening featured 4 UEAAA who received awards, Dr. Woodard'69, Dr. Rose Mays'67, and Talmadge Vick Sr. (his son received it)received the 2015 Distinguished UEAAA Award and Birdie Harrison'03 received the first ever Student Service Award. UEAAA met the $100,000 goal for the endowed ZPC Scholarship with the help of the Mays Family Challenge! Rose presented a wonderful video about Bill Mays. Joyce Washington'72 was a great keynote speaker. The Sunday Worship Service was warm and spiritual. Thanks to Minister Geno Merriweather, for a wonderful message.

For more information about UEAAA go to or visit the Facebook Group titled UEAAA.



* UE Baseball Hosts SIU Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Purple Aces 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. 

* UE Baseball Tallies 15 Runs in Win over Oakland City

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville baseball team (24-18) scored their second highest run total of the season in a 15-3 home victory against Oakland City (15-22) on Wednesday night. Outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski was 3-for-4 with a career-high tying three runs scored and a season-high matching four runs batted in. The Cary, Ill. native has hit safely in the last 16 Purple Aces games, raising his nation-leading batting average to .462.

“It was great to see our offensive erupt tonight,” said Evansville head coach Wes Carroll. “I was really happy to see a lot of pitchers, who haven’t had many opportunities on the weekend, get in there and throw an inning for us. Hopefully we can keep rolling into this weekend. “

Kaczmarski scored the initial run with a first inning RBI single. Outfielder Korbin Williams also plated another runner with a single in a three run opening frame for the Aces.

Evansville extended the lead with another six runs in the second. Infielder Stewart Nelson started the scoring with a run producing single, first baseman Eric McKibban brought home two more with a base hit to right field and Williams’ two run double gave UE an eight run edge. A single from catcher Travis Tokarek later in the inning put Oakland City down by nine.

After the Mighty Oaks pushed across a run in the third, UE answered with four more runs in the bottom half of the inning. Kaczmarski posted two more RBIs with a single to right field and Ramon added two with a double to center field.

Leading 13-1, McKibban notched his third RBI of the night with a fifth inning single and Kaczmarski recorded his fourth RBI of the game with a fielder’s choice later in the inning.

Five UE pitchers were used in the seven inning game, a 15-2 Evansville victory. Jestice started for Evansville, yielding one unearned run in 2.0 innings. Reliever Jimmy Ward (1-0) received the win after 2.0 innings of one hit, no run baseball. The loss goes to Oakland City starter Alex Sandefer (1-6), who gave up nine runs (eight earned) in just 2.0 innings.

Outfielder Jarod Perry was 2-for-3, moving his on-base streak to 43 games. He also tied a career-high with three runs scored. McKibban matched a career-best with three runs and had a season-high tying three RBIs. Nelson set new career-highs in hits (3) and runs (3). Williams’ three RBIs was one shy of his career best (vs. WKU 2-22). Ramon ended the night 2-for-4 with two more runs batted in.

The Aces host Southern Illinois this weekend with the series opener on Friday, May 1 is 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium. Adult tickets are $7 as senior/youth tickets are just $5.

For all of the latest information on Evansville baseball, log on to or follow the team’s Twitter account @UEAcesBaseball.


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