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Monday, May 4, 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. 


What's Happening Today

* 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. 


Upcoming Events

* Social Responsibility Workshop May 12 - to participate send word today!

On May 12, 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 who 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 4 (this is earlier than reported initially). Given that the event is catered, Kretz; needs to know how many people will be in attendance. 

* 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

* Scholarships Available for Engineering or Business Majors

Allison Transmission is offering rising sophomore and above University of Evansville students an opportunity to receive their Allison Transmission Centennial Scholarships. These five one-time gift scholarships in the amount of $500 each are for students majoring in Business or Engineering.

Please see link for details, eligibility requirements and application.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1. 

* Participate in a Painless Interview, Receive $10

Dr. Matthew Knoester and Dr. Lisa Kretz are conducting a research study involving interviews with UE students. All interviewees will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. If interested please contact and as soon as possible.

* "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. 

* 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

* 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.



* UE Professors Attend Interprofessional Education Collaborative Institute

Assistant professor of public health Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, professor of nursing Joan Fedor-Bassemier associate professor of nursing Jerrilee Lamar, assistant professor of physical therapy Tzurei Chen and Deaconess Hospital leadership development specialist Belle McCool recently traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Institute (IPEC). 

The group learned about strategies that would advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes.  While at the conference, the team created a project that will bring together various disciplines to collaboratively improve population health.   

* Dean's Teaching Awards

The Academic Deans have awarded the Dean’s Teaching Awards for 2014-2015. The faculty members being honored are:

Angie Wooton, Assistant Professor of Nursing from the College of Education and Health Sciences;

Tony Richardson, Associate Professor Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering and Computer Science;

Jim Schaefer, Professor of Accounting from the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration;

Patti McCrory, Professor of Theatre/Costume Design from the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences; and

Paul Bone, Associate Professor of Creative Writing also from the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to our deserving faculty members.

* 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. 



* Brent Jurceka to appear on All About Sports Radio Show on Monday

Baseball fans can listen in to the All About Sports Radio Show with Dan Egeirski on Monday night and hear Purple Aces pitcher Brent Jurceka. He will appear on the program at 5:10 p.m. on Monday, May 4. You can listen live on WYFX 106.7 FM. 

* Katterhenry named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

– University of Evansville sophomore golfer Kayla Katterhenry has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team in an announcement by the league.

An All-Conference player in her first two seasons at UE, Katterhenry has a GPA of 3.66 and is a management major.

She won the third event of her career in March at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, pacing the 62 participants with a 3-over 145 in the two rounds of play in Sevierville, Tenn. Katterhenry was on an absolute roll in the first five events of the spring.

Katterhenry posted top five finishes in her first five tournaments of the spring, including the win in Tennessee and a tie for second place at the Samford Intercollegiate. She is on pace to become the first female golfer to finish with a sub-80 average in program history.

2015 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team

FIRST TEAM, School Yr. GPA Major Hometown
Brooke Cusumano, S. Illinois So. 4.0 Accounting St. Louis (Mo.) Westminster Christian Acad.
Lauren English, Illinois State Sr. 3.50 Management Bloomington (Ill.) Iowa
Kayla Katterhenry, Evansville So. 3.66 Management Newburgh (Ind.) Castle High
Danielle Lemek, Bradley Jr. 3.35 Marketing Doniphan (Neb.) Doniphan-Trumbull High
Mattie Lindner, S. Illinois Jr. 3.79 Journalism Lebanon (Ind.) High
Bryce Schroeder, Wichita State Jr. 3.77 Pre-Dental Hygiene Pueblo (Colo.) Pueblo South High
Maria Alejandra Villalobos, WSU So. 3.56 Industrial Engineering Bogota (Colombia) Sans Façon

Honorable Mention Yr. GPA Major Hometown
Chiara Citterio, Missouri State Sr. 3.23 Phsychology & Gerontology Milan (Italy) Pius XI High
Katie Clausen, Drake Jr. 3.92 Business Hinton (Iowa) High
Hayley Guyton, Illinois State Sr. 3.62 Marketing Sugar Grove (Ill.) Kaneland High
Olivia Lindsley, Loyola Jr. 3.48 Finance Green Bay (Wis.) Preble High
Meghan Schuetz, Wichita State Jr. 3.66 Criminal Justice Bloomington (Ill.) Springboro (Ohio) High
Bernice Sitompul, Loyola Jr. 3.88 Accounting Jakarta (Indonesia) Washtenaw Christian Acad.
Amanda Smith, Indiana State Sr. 3.55 Rec. & Sport Mgmt. Canton (Ohio) Jackson High
Allison Walsh, Bradley Jr. 3.96 Studio Art Painting Mt. Prospect (Ill.) High
Logan Willis, Loyola So. 3.93 Film & Media Production Kohler (Wis.) High

* UE Baseball Wins Series against SIU

The UE Baseball team won two of three games this past weekend against Southern Illinois. The Purple Aces are back at home on Wednesday, May 6 against UT-Martin at 6 pm 

* Baseball Coach Wes Carroll Wins 200th game at UE

Congratulations to UE Baseball Coach Wes Carroll who won his 200th game on Friday night in a 4-3 win over Southern Illinois. The Purple Aces are back at home on Wednesday, May 6 when they host UT-Martin at 6:00 pm! 

* Aces Softball is Defeated by Bradley in Season Finale

The University of Evansville Softball Team (10-45, 2-24 MVC) wrapped up their season on Sunday afternoon when they hosted the series finale of their three game set against the Bradley Braves. Bradley was able to come out on top just as they had in games one and two on Saturday. The final score was 10-2 in favor of the Braves and marked Aces seniors Mariah Ferguson’s and Abbi Fahse’s final collegiate contest.

Bradley was able to get a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when they scored off of an error. Evansville responded in the bottom half of the inning when Hayli Scott scored off a hit by Mariah Ferguson. The Aces got another run on a sacrifice fly by Morgan Lambert scoring Ferguson and giving the Aces a 2-1 lead.

The Braves then got a single in the top of the third, which scored a run and tied the game up for the Braves. The Braves then took a 3-2 lead in the top of the third when they reached off an error scoring another run. Bradley then added another run in the top of the third off a passed ball making the 4-2 in favor of the Braves.

The game stayed quite for two innings but after five straight base hits in the top of the sixth, the Braves added four more runs to make their lead 8-2. Bradley added two more runs in the top of the seventh to finish off the Aces by a final score of 10-2.

Ferguson finished her final game going 1-3 at the plate for the Aces while scoring one of her teams two runs.

The Aces, with a 2-24 conference record will not be eligible to participate in the conference tournament, which means that today’s loss against Bradley will conclude their 2015 campaign.


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