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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

* Fire Alarm Testing

Safety & Security will be conducting sprinkler inspections this week. If you should hear an intermittent alarm go off, you do not have to evacuate the building. If it should be a true alarm, it will not silence after a few minutes. Building coordinators will be notified when we are getting ready to check the sprinkler system.


Upcoming Events

* Architectural Historian William Blair Scott, Jr. Lecture to be held on campus today

On Thursday, June 11, architectural historian William Blair Scott, Jr. will be speaking at UE about architect William Wesley Peters. He will be discussing Peters' work in Evansville, including the Peters- Margedant House, which will be moving to UE’s campus later this year. The lecture is set for 7 p.m. in Room 251, Eykamp Hall, in Ridgway University Center.

Peters attended Evansville College in the 1920s prior to transferring to MIT and becoming Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Fellow and chief engineer. The house which Peters designed in Evansville in 1934 is a prototype of future Usonian houses that Wright perfected over the next several decades.

Scott is researching a biography of Peters, has written several books on regional architectural history, and is secretary of the Taliesin Fellows. He is also the co-founder of the Organic Architecture + Design Archives.



Info You Should Know

* College of Engineering and Computer Science Announcements

The College of Engineering and Computer Science announces the retirement of Tina Newman as the administrative associate to the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Tina has been with the University since 1984, and had been with the College for 18 years when she retired in March. Tina was responsible for managing the OPTIONS programs, yearly summer camps for high school girls, middle school girls, and middle school boys interested in careers in engineering and computer science, and was dedicated to promoting the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for young women. The College is appreciative of Tina’s many years of service and wishes her well in her retirement.

Kimberly Higgins has been hired as the assistant to the Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science and will serve as OPTIONS Coordinator. Kimberly was formerly employed by the University as an administrative assistant in the Departments of Foreign Languages, Philosophy & Religion, and Archaeology & Art History, and was more recently employed as a legal administrator for Olsen & White, LLP. The College welcomed Kimberly back to campus on June 1st.

* Please renew or consider payroll deductions for FY15

The Office of Development is wrapping up another banner fiscal year. Our accomplishments in 2014-15 would not have happened without your support. Whether it was to your department, a special project, or the Annual Fund, your generous gift had a major impact – thank you! Strong internal backing demonstrates the belief in UE’s mission and sends a strong message to alumni and friends of the University.

Please consider supporting UE this fiscal year. Your gift can be directed to anywhere your passion lives on campus – we have a fund for it! Let us help you find a fund on campus where you feel your gift will have the greatest impact.

We encourage you to complete the payroll deduction form by June 10 for bi-weekly payroll or by June 22 for monthly payroll. Contact Jennifer Jacobs at ext. 2021 or jj130 for more information. Thank you and go Aces! 

* More BENEFITS for Alumni and friends taking the Mediterranean Mosaic 2015 Cruise

More BENEFITS for Alumni and friends taking the Mediterranean Mosaic 2015 Cruise

The Mediterranean Mosaic Cruise scheduled for October 4 – 13, 2015 offers:
• The $1,000 Early Booking Savings Deadline has been extended until June 30
• Free Pre-Paid gratuities
• Unlimited internet (1 per stateroom)
• $200 ship board credit
• Prices have decreased from the original brochure by $300 per person

Please e-mail or call 812-488-2586 to receive a cruise brochure. For more information, go to

To make a reservation, contact Go Next at 800-842-9023 or 952-918-8950.



* Helen Skuggedal Reed Presents Recital

Helen Skuggedal Reed, Adjunct Instructor, Organ and Harpsichord, presented a recital, “The Livre d’orgue tradition and the Wolff organ at Redpath Hall,” for the International Conference of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, held at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, May 21-24 2015.  She was also elected to a second term as Treasurer of the Society, which has over three hundred members worldwide.  For more information:



* Freeman and Kaczmarski earn top UE Athletics Awards

Voting amongst coaches and staff members has been completed as Danielle Freeman and Kevin Kaczmarski have been named the top student-athletes for the 2014-15 season at the University of Evansville.

Freeman will receive the Ida M. Stieler Award while Kaczmarski is the recipient of the William V. Slyker Award.

As just a sophomore, Danielle Freeman accomplished the rare feat of earning All-Conference honors in two very different sports. She earned a spot on the First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference Team in swimming while being named a Second Team All-MVC player in softball.

In the pool, Freeman holds five program records and won three MVC Championship titles in her first two seasons with the program. Highlighting her efforts was her participation in the 200 free relay team that not only set the UE mark, but also set the conference record at the 2014 championships.

Due to her standing with the swimming and diving team, Freeman did not begin her softball season until a few weeks into the season as she played in 35 of the Aces’ 55 games in 2015. That had no impact on her play as she led the team with 13 home runs on the season. That put her second in the conference, despite playing at least 15 games fewer than the majority of her competition. She also led the Purple Aces with 28 RBIs and a batting average of .339.

In her senior season with the UE baseball team, Kevin Kaczmarski made program history. His batting average of .465 set the program record and also paced the NCAA. Kaczmarski also led the nation with nine triples while ranking second in slugging percentage (.746) and on-base percentage (.543).

The 2015 MVC Player of the Year was recognized as the NCBWA National Hitter of the Week in April. He was recognized by the Valley in all four of his seasons, earning 2nd team honors in 2012 while being named a First Team All-MVC Player as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Kaczmarski was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and was also amongst the finalists for the Senior CLASS Award.


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