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Friday, May 1, 2015

* Summer Hours Start Today

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 11 through August 10. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. We will return to regular hours on Monday August 10.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent to ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated. 


Upcoming Events

* 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!

* 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. 

* 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

* "Like" the Jezreel Expedition on Monday for a chance to win!

Did you know that Jezreel was King Ahab and Queen Jezebel's second home? Interested in learning more about how YOU can participate in future dig seasons or just want a free hand-shaped cookie to commemorate Jezebel's gruesome death at Jezreel (2 Kings 9)? Visit our table in Ridgway on Monday May 4 11-1 or, better yet, "like" the Jezreel Expedition on Facebook 8 am - midnight on Monday for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card! 

* 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 

* Federal Loan Repayment Counseling Session Required for Spring Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw, or transfer are required to attend a Loan Repayment Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session of the semester on Fri., May 8th @ 11:30 a.m. in Ridgway Center, Eykamp 251. 

* 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. 

* 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

* Accounting & Audit Announce Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses and Membership Dues

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2015? Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you pay for any of these expense before May 31, you will need to contact Lori Harriss ( in Accounting & Audit.

•  If you use WebAdvisor to create a web voucher, you will need to ask for the Prepaid Account number to be added to your choices.
•  If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for next year’s travel or membership dues, you will need to email the following information:
•  Vendor name
•  Date of purchase on Pcard
•  Dollar amount charged to Pcard
• Description and purpose of purchase
•  Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2015-16 budget funds.



* Biology Department Outstanding Student Awards

The Biology outstanding student awards for 2014-2015 were presented at the April 29th reception for biology majors.

The James A. Brenneman Student Service Award was given to Nikki Oberman for her commitment to the Department of Biology and to UE, and the Patricia L. Akrabawi Teaching Assistant Award was presented to Mackenzie Powell. Dr. Brenneman and Mrs. Akrabawi are honored for their long and generous commitment to UE Biology students.

The Jerry T. Seng Freshman Biology Award recognizes retired faculty member Dr. Seng and his years of devotion to the success of students, and particularly his nurturing of freshmen. The recipient of the Seng award for the most outstanding freshmen was Elizabeth Daugherty.

Brooke Wininger received the David and Jennifer Pollock Sophomore Biology Award, which honors the Pollocks for their contributions to their alma mater and the Department of Biology.

Allie Arguello received the Paul “Louie” Winternheimer Junior Biology Award, named in memory of Louie Winternheimer for his 39 years of distinguished teaching and service.

The senior award is named in honor of UE benefactors, Dr. and Mrs. Robertson. The Charles and Patricia Robertson Senior Award for the most outstanding senior of 2014-2015 was presented to Kelly Lamarche. Kelly will be attending the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2015.

Congratulations to all of the biology majors for their success over the last academic year.

* UE Theatre Society Hosts Annual Awards Banquet

On Wednesday, April 29, UE Theatre Society President, Susan Daniel, welcomed 140 students, faculty, and Theatre Society members to an awards dinner for the department of theatre, held annually at The Log Inn, in Warrenton, Indiana.

The following students received awards:

Buddy Barnes Award for Outstanding Freshman: Aaron Gonner, a design/tech major from Dubuque, Iowa.

Mary Lou Muth Wooley Award for Outstanding Sophomore: Avery Reagan, a generalist from Conyers, Georgia.

Mabel Dillingham Nennecker Award for Outstanding Junior: Serena Montsma, a stage management major from Hudsonville, Michigan.

Jeanne Suhrheinrich Award for Outstanding Senior: A tie! Allie Johnson, a design/tech major from Littleton, Colorado, and Hailey Suggs, a generalist from Austin, TX.

The John Streetman Young Artist of the Year Award: Aaron Curry, a junior design/tech major from Glendale, Arizona.

The William A. Gumberts Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Olivia Hebert, a senior performance major from Arlington, Texas, for her role as Blanche DuBois in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

* 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.



* Women's Swimming earns two prestigious awards

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A great season by the University of Evansville women’s swimming and diving team has seen the program accomplish feats in and out of the pool. The program, which finished the season with the 4th-highest GPA in the nation, saw two of its individuals recognized.

Abby Smith, a professional chemistry major at the University of Evansville, has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor the former senator from Arizona, this nationwide scholarship program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) research. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

Abby conducts research with Dr. Andy Lampkins, assistant professor of chemistry, where she is creating a new paradigm in cancer treatment called “smart” therapeutics. “Abby is developing prototypes that have the potential to target, treat, and detect cancer cells simultaneously,” said Lampkins. “This technology would most certainly streamline the way cancer is treated today.” Abby presented her research at a meeting of the American Chemical Society this past fall, and has accepted an internship in drug discovery at Eli Lilly and Company this coming summer. In addition to her interests in chemistry, Abby is a member of the Aces women’s swimming/diving team. After graduating from UE, Abby plans to enroll in a PhD program studying synthetic organic chemistry before seeking employment in the pharmaceutical industry.

“I am very happy and proud of Abby Smith for winning the Goldwater Award. Abby Smith is a very hard worker who devotes 100% of herself to her academic and athletic pursuits,” Aces head coach Rickey Perkins said. “To win an award of such stature and be a full time student athlete shows her dedication and belief in our team philosophy, “strive to be the best you can be in all aspects of your life.”

Senior Michelle Tipton was the recipient of the annual Lois Patton Award, which is given to the top senior student-athlete at UE. It is based on sport performance, efforts in the classroom and work in the community. Tipton got the job done in the pool, winning 7 Missouri Valley Conference events and setting nine program records along the way.

“Michelle Tipton rewrote our history during her four years as a member of our team. Her determination to make this program better was shown every day in everything she did. She came each day with the mindset of “What can I do today to make us better today?”, Perkins said. “With that mindset she raised the level of the program. I am very excited that she won the Lois Patton award. I can’t think of a finer person to have Lois’ history passed down to.”

* 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. 


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