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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Upcoming Events

* Calling all golfers - all skill levels!

The UE Summer Golf League will start Thursday, May 14. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the summer heat with your colleagues across campus and perfect your game. Tee time is 3 pm at various Evansville golf courses. Interested in joining us? Email Meg Atwater-Singer at 

* 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

* No Regular Accounts Payable Checks Run Week of May 18

There will be no regular check runs the week of May 18. The standard deadline of Monday at 5 pm will be upheld the week of May 11. Therefore, you will need to submit proper documentation to Accounting & Audit for any checks requiring payment the week of May 11th or May 18th no later than Monday, May 11 at 5 pm. 

* Library Closed on Thursday & Friday

Libraries will be closed on this Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8. Closing is due to scheduled work in the facility in preparation for Renovation Project to begin following Spring Final Exams. 

* Library Renovation Project & Library Services

Project to renovate the Libraries will begin immediately following Spring Final Exams. Duration of the project is expected to continue through summer. Students, faculty, and staff will have ready access to library services through the Libraries' website at or by telephone at 812.488.2462.

Physical access to the Library including books, print journals, microforms, etc. will be extremely limited. Library hours will be Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No weekend hours will be maintained. Entry doors to Bower-Suhrheinrich Library will be locked. Entry for service will be through Clifford Library entrance. You are encouraged to request service in advance utilizing the Libraries' website or by contacting us by email and telephone.

Refer questions to x2376 or x2462. 

* Fitness Center Summer Hours

The Fitness Center summer hours will begin Monday May 11. The summer schedule will be:
Monday - Friday:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open swim:  11:00 am -1:00 pm (depending on guard availability) 

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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

* 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



* Atefeh Yazdanparast Has Paper Accepted for Presentation and Publication

Atefeh Yazdanparast, assistant professor of marketing, has had a paper titled "The mirror effect: How objective self-awareness and emotions motivate cosmetic procedure decision making," accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 2015 American Marketing Association Conference. The research examines the interplay between the state of public objective self-awareness, access to relevant standards, and the consequent impact on self-standard discrepancies, emotions, and motivations to take action. The findings contribute to objective self-awareness and self-discrepancy theories and have implications for consumer welfare and public policies. 

* Douglas Reed Performs at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis

University Organist Emeritus and Professor of Music Emeritus Douglas Reed performed “A Celebration of American Organ Music” at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, on May 3, 2015.  Offered by the Cathedral’s Shepley Program of Music and Art and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, the concert included music by William Albright, William Bolcom, Fanny Dillon, Charles Ives, and Alexander Schreiner. 

* 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.


Sympathy to...

* Family of Marcus Kauble

Marcus Kauble, retired Safety & Security third shift dispatcher, passed away peacefully on May 3, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital.

Marcus graduated from Fairfield Community High School in Fairfield, Illinois. While in high school, he worked at Martin Oil Company. He graduated from the University of Evansville, and worked at UE from 2002, until his recent retirement. Before that he had worked at Airtex Products in Fairfield, where he was a member of UAW local 543. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a life member of the Fairfield Masonic Lodge 206. He joined the Hadi Temple and the Scottish Rite in Evansville in 1986. He was a member of the Hadi Shriners Drum and Bugle Corp, Sword of Bunker Hill, order 82 and a lifetime member of the Poorman’s Country Club in Boonville, Ind. Marcus was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Evansville. He loved all kinds of sports and attended Ellis Park and Churchill Downs horse racing. But most of all, he loved to do for others by bringing them fresh fruit and vegetables from Illinois.

Marcus was preceded in death by his father, Martin Kauble. He is survived by his companion of 32 years, Luella “Dolly” Wagner; relatives in Fairfield; daughter, Kera Jo Vinson (David); mother, Imogene Kauble; twin sister, Marsha Smith; sister, Susan Elliott; niece, April Elliott; grandchildren, Vanessa Vinson, Kristen Morgan; and great-grandchild, Veronica Morgan.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday April 7, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel (800 S. Hebron Avenue, Evansville) with a Masonic service at 6:15 pm. The visitation will continue from 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Friday at Nales Funeral Home (106 E. Center Street, Fairfield)

Funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday May 8, at the funeral home in Fairfield with the Rev. Rhonda Marshall officiating.

Burial will be at West Cemetery, Mt. Erie, Illinois.

Martin's obituary and online guestbook can be found at



* UE Baseball Hosts UT-Martin on Wednesday night at 6pm

The University of Evansville baseball team (26-19) completes a six game homestand with a Wednesday night contest against UT-Martin (15-30).

First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind.

Adult tickets are $7 and senior/youth tickets are $5 each. 

* Kaczmarski Named a Final Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

University of Evansville outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski was selected as one of the final 10 candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award for baseball, in an announcement made Thursday afternoon.

Fan voting is available online at through June 8th.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

A Cary, Ill. native, Kaczmarski leads the nation in batting average (.462) and a on-base percentage (.535). His .727 slugging percentage is also fifth best in NCAA Division I baseball. In addition to those statistics, Kaczmarski also has a team-best 66 runs, 14 doubles, six triples, 43 runs batted in, 104 total bases, a.727 slugging percentage and 12 stolen bases. Defensively, the center fielder also holds a 1.000 fielding percentage this season for the Purple Aces.

Kaczmarski has the second most triples in program history (19), and the fourth highest doubles total (61). He also ranks seventh in RBIs (157) and eighth most runs (180).

In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Kaczmarski has also devoted countless time to the community. Kevin has worked closely with the Boys and Girls Club here in Evansville, playing sports with the local children in the area. He has also participated in the Just Read Program, helping school children read in a classroom setting. He also was involved with Team Impact, helping a local youth with a terminal illness join the UE Baseball family for the historic 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season Championship.

Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2015 College World Series® in June.


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