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Thursday, May 7, 2015

* Angie Dawson Receives Employee Excellence Award

Angie Dawson, assistant director of Financial Aid, was presented with the Administrator Excellence Award on May 6.

During the 8 months that Financial Aid was without a director, Angie stepped up to the role of acting director to keep the office functioning.  While everyone in the Office of Financial Aid took on additional work, Angie took on new responsibilities in addition to acting director such as NCAA compliance.  She not only learned and performed the job well, but excelled at it.  Angie has a passion for helping students and consistently goes the extra mile to help them. 

Congratulations, Angie.  And thank you for your outstanding leadership of the Financial Aid team.

Kazee Dawson and Davidson

What's Happening Today

* 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 alumni@evansville.edu.

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 ma35@evansville.edu. 

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 www.evansville.edu/libraries/ 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) 

* 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. 

Congratulations

* 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. 

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 http://www.ziemerfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1576796

Thank You

* Thanks to all who donated to UE VETS Spare Change for Warriors Bowling Tournament

Many organizations, University offices and individuals donated to UE VETS Spare Change for Bowling Tournament held March 28, 2015 at River City Recreation. There were $1,120 in proceeds generated for charity. The winning team selected Operation Smile to be the recipient of half of the donations with UE VETS donating the other half to the Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you, UE community for your support! 

Athletics

* Aces Set New Season High For Runs in 19-2 Win vs. UT-Martin

The University of Evansville Purple Aces baseball team (27-19) set a new season-high in runs with a 19-2 victory over the UT-Martin Skyhawks (15-31) on Wednesday night.

"It was a great game for our hitters to bust out," said Aces head coach Wes Carroll. "With four guys getting three hits apiece and Ryan Billo giving us a quality start, we hope to keep our momentum going into Wichita."

UE seized the lead in the bottom of the first inning. Outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski put the Aces ahead with an RBI single, moving his hitting streak to 20 straight games. First baseman Eric McKibban added a sacrifice fly later in the frame for the 2-0 advantage.

Up by two, Evansville tallied four more runs in the second. With a pair of runs already home, Kaczmarski plated another with a triple, the 20th of his UE career.

Ahead by 6-2, UE scored six additional runs in the fourth when the Purple Aces batted around. Infielder Shain Showers added two RBIs on a single as Evansville raced ahead 10-2.

The Purple Aces scored four in the fifth, two in the sixth, and one more in the seventh for the 17 run victory, the largest this season for UE.

Evansville starting pitcher Ryan Billo (7-1) received the win, yielding just two runs on six hits in 5.0 innings. Relievers Patrick Schnieders, Jimmy Ward, Forrest Herrmann and Alex Gould pitched 1.0 innings each to complete the season sweep of the Skyhawks.

Kaczmarski finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two runs batted in. He increased his nation-leading batting average to .468.

Infielder Jonathan Ramon, infielder Shain Showers and outfielder Korbin Williams (career high) all recorded three hits each as well. Showers matched a career high in hits as Williams set a new career best mark. Showers also had three RBIs.

Catcher Billy Lipari created a new career high with three runs scored as Ramon tied his career best in the category.

Outfielder Jarod Perry was 1-for-5 with two walks, advancing his on-base streak to 47 straight games. Ramon is now on a nine game hitting streak. Lipari has hit safely in seven straight games.

Evansville will now visit Wichita State this weekend for a three game series beginning on Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. CDT. The Aces’ next home game is Thursday, May 14 against Austin Peay at 6:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $7 as senior/youth tickets are just $5.

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

* Freeman and Lambert earn MVC accolades

University of Evansville softball players Danielle Freeman and Morgan Lambert earned postseason awards from the Missouri Valley Conference on Wednesday evening.

Freeman earned a spot on the All-MVC Second Team while Lambert was named to the All-Defensive squad.

“Danielle is a tremendous athlete who came straight from the pool to have an immediate impact on the diamond. The offensive she had was amazing from a power standpoint,” UE head coach Mat Mundell said. “Morgan did a tremendous job for us at first base. She has great hands that dramatically improved our team defense.”

In just 35 games of action, Freeman made a huge impact on the team. She completed swimming season as a First Team All-Conference performer and jumped on the softball field in early March. In her time with the Aces softball squad, she hit a team-high 13 home runs while leading the team with 28 RBIs. Her 13 homers tied for second in the conference.

Her .339 batting average also led the team. The accomplishment is an amazing feat as she managed to gain All-Conference recognition as part of two different Division I sports.

Lambert saw time in 51 games while making 46 starts primarily at first base. With defense being such an integral part of playing the position, Lambert performed admirably. Her fielding percentage of .980 led the way for the Aces. In 229 put outs, she made just five errors in the entire season. That translates to just one in every ten games.

She showed power during the season, hitting three home runs while knocking in 11 RBIs. She also scored 11 runs. 

* UE Baseball Travels to Wichita State this weekend

The University of Evansville baseball team (27-19, 8-10) is on the road this weekend to visit the Wichita State Shockers (19-29, 6-9) for a three game series

All three games will be played at Eck Stadium in Wichita, Kan.

PITCHING MATCHUP
Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. CDT
UE LHP Brodie Harkness (6-3, 4.37 ERA) vs. WSU RHP Issac Anderson (4-6, 4.42 ERA)

Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
UE RHP Matt Rodgers (4-0, 3.66 ERA) vs. WSU LHP Jeb Bargfeldt (2-3, 4.03 ERA)

Sunday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m. CDT
UE RHP Connor Strain (3-5, 6.52 ERA) vs. WSU RHP Chase Williams (1-4, 8.71 ERA)

* Genesis Miranda to play for Puerto Rico next week

Just because the spring semester at the University of Evansville is complete does not mean that the action stops for its student-athletes. That is truly evident with Purple Aces volleyball player Genesis Miranda.

After finishing one of the strongest freshman campaigns in program history, Miranda will get even more experience beginning next week for the Puerto Rico National Team. Miranda will be one of four Junior National Players who will be playing in a tournament that will take place in Canada.

She joins Patricia Montero (Kansas), Wilma Rivera (Penn State) and Pilar Victoria (Arkansas) as current college athletics in the United State to be playing.

“I was so excited to get the call to play,” Miranda said. “That is what I wanted because I have been working so hard to get better and want to show how my passing and blocking have improved. I also want to put some practice into growing the mental part of my game.”

Miranda will leave for Puerto Rico on Thursday before the team heads to Canada over the weekend where they will train before playing their first game against Canada on May 12. The team is set to play five games on the trip.

With the team being very young, Miranda is set to have a major role as an outside hitter and should receive a large amount of playing time. Keep track of GoPurpleAces.com for exclusive updates from Miranda on the trip.
 

* The Coach's Box Airs on Thursday at 5 PM on WUEV

The Coach’s Box radio show with University of Evansville baseball head coach Wes Carroll airs this Thursday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. on WUEV 91.5 FM.

The program airs live on WUEV 91.5 FM and online at http://www.evansville.edu/wuev/ .

The show will feature Coach Carroll, WUEV General Manager Tom Benson, Director of Marketing and Event Management Dustin Hall and Assistant Sports Information Director/Baseball contact Mike Radomski.

The group will discuss the Purple Aces’ recent homestand, UE’s series win over Southern Illinois and preview the team’s upcoming weekend series at Wichita State.

Evansville’s next home game is Wednesday, May 6 against UT-Martin. First pitch at Braun Stadium is set for 6:00 p.m. CDT.

Adult tickets are $7 as senior/youth tickets are just $5.
 

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