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Thursday, June 25, 2015

* Visit UE - Summer Open House, July 18!

The Office of Admission is hosting its annual summer Open House on Saturday, July 18. If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who could benefit from a visit to campus, please encourage them to attend. They will join other prospective students from around the country in visiting with faculty members, learning about study abroad programs, discussing scholarship opportunities, touring campus, including residence halls, and enjoying lunch on campus. They can register online at or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468.

* UE Faculty, Student and Friends Honored by Arts Council

Several members of the University of Evansville community were recipients of this year’s Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Awards. The awards were presented on Tuesday, June 23, at a ceremony at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana in Evansville.

Sharon Kazee, UE’s first lady, was the recipient of the Arts Council Educator Award. Kazee, who earned her PhD in educational administration from the University of South Carolina, has used her academic background and research to highlight issues of arts education. She has worked to advocate for inclusion of the arts in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education to create STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education. She is a board member of the Signature School, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Evansville Public Art Commission, the Evansville Museum, the University of Evansville Art Collection Committee, the University of Evansville Theatre Society, and other organizations.

Edwin Lacy, UE professor emeritus of music, was given the Artist Award. Lacy retired from the University in 2008 but continues to teach at UE as an adjunct. He served three terms as chair of UE’s Department of Music. He began the Jazz Artist Series, helped reinvigorate the Evansville Jazz Society, and founded the UE Jazz Program and was its director for 40 years. While at UE, he received such honors as the Oramay Cluthe Eades Distinguished Professor of Music and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Lacy is principal bassoonist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and a member of the Harlaxton Woodwind Quintet.

Douglas Reed, UE professor emeritus of music and organist emeritus, also received an Artist Award. Reed provides music for major UE celebrations and performs in major world cultural centers and for educational institutions and chapters of the American Guild of Organists. While at UE, Reed received the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Award for Scholarship and a Global Scholar grant for the study of global Christian song. Recently the Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists honored Reed by commissioning a new work for organ and brass quintet from composer William Bolcom. In April, Reed performed the world premiere of the work with the American Brass Quintet.

Ling Lin received the Young Artist Award. Lin will begin her studies at the University of Evansville this fall. She plans to major in graphic design, with a minor in business. Lin has earned recognition as a young artist in many competitions. Her work has been displayed at the Mead Johnson District Art Show, the Evansville Museum High School Art Show, the PTA Reflections competition in Indianapolis, and in private homes. She recently won the 2015 Congressman Larry Buschon’s Indiana 8th District art competition and as a result, her painting of a riverfront skyline will hang in the US Capitol for one year.

Scott Wylie was the recipient of the Arts Advocate Award. Wylie is an adjunct instructor at UE and a member of the University’s Theatre Society and Neu Chapel Society board of directors. He is executive director of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, which was chosen by the Indiana Arts Commission as District 10 Regional Partner primarily because of his leadership in embracing the arts. Since this designation, the number of art related applications submitted to the foundation has greatly increased. Wylie is also past president of the USI Society for Arts and Humanities and has served on the Board of Advisors of the New Harmony Gallery for Contemporary Arts.

UE alum Timothy Dickel accepted the Ensemble Award on behalf of the Mater Dei Marching Wildcats. Dickel is executive director at Mater Dei High School.

A Special Recognition Award was also given to Cypress and related partners, which included the University of Evansville. The award was given to recognize a wide range of arts and humanities programs that focused on the heroes, survivors and victims of World War II.


* Evansville Courier & Press Publishes Article on Dr. Kazee's Five Year Anniversary at UE

The Evansville Courier & Press recently published an article on UE President Thomas A. Kazee's fifth anniversary as head of the University. The story contains quotes from Dr. Kazee and UE Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Harkness and UE Board of Trustee member Andy Goebel. 

To read the complete article, go here:


Info You Should Know

* Open Swim Hours

Open swimming will start Wednesday June 24. The pool will be open from 11:00 am -1:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

* Renewal Time for Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS)

It is time to renew “PAADS” (Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services) forms for the new Fiscal Year 2015-16 (June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016). An approved PAADS pre-authorizes a requestor based on specified account numbers and dollar amounts to make requests for Copy Services and In House Office Supplies without obtaining approving signatures for every Distribution Services request form

Note: Employee status changes (Requestors and Approvers) during a fiscal year will void a PAADS and a new approved PAADS will be necessary.

The renewal process is simple.
1. Print, complete, obtain authorized signature and submit the form via campus mail to Administrative Services/GS.
2. The PAADS form is located on either of the following websites on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions at
• Copy Services website at http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/
• Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/

For questions, please contact Terry Voges at extension 2941 or email tv35 or Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or kw83.

* USPS Closed - Independence Day.

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197. 

* June Pcard Cycle Ending

The June Pcard cycle which began May 22 has ended on June 22, at midnight. As of June 23, cardholders may schedule and run the June Cycle report. June transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until June 28. On March 29, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the June Cycle. 



* Aces Team Competes at ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition

Congratulations to the ten civil engineering majors who proudly represented the University of Evansville at the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe Competition hosted by Clemson University June 20-22.  Aces Concrete Canoe, led by civil engineering juniors Jaclyn Altstadt and Alejandro Mojica Cadario, was among the 22 universities that participated in the 28th National Concrete Canoe Competition, and represented the smallest school.  Out of the roughly 300 ASCE student chapters in the US and Canada, UE finished 16th overall.

The Aces team, which included juniors George Carroll, Aubin Fowler, Austin Hoops, Tyler Kovacs, and Noble Rassam and freshmen Erich Hopf, Sammi Shuler, and Alexis Sorrell, traveled to Clemson, SC, after working hard with their fellow civil engineering students this past academic year to display their canoe, Julie, to deliver an oral presentation to a national panel of civil engineering judges, to find out the results of the design paper portion of the competition, and of course to race.  One of the highlights of the competition was the exciting finish by the Aces co-ed team (Altstadt, Hoops, Hopf, and Shuler) in the petit final race when they were narrowly edged out by the University of California at Berkeley.  For the first time in UE history, the paddling team placed in the top ten in Women's Endurance and Slalom (Altstadt and Fowler) and in the co-ed race.

Dr. Mark Valenzuela, faculty advisor who traveled with the team to Clemson said, "I'm so very proud of the team and what they've accomplished throughout the year.  I was touched that they named their canoe Julie after Julie (Elpers) Otis who led UE to her first Nationals ten years ago and who lost her battle to breast cancer just recently.  These students should be proud of giving it their all get to Nationals and competing toe-to-toe with some of the best schools in the country.  Julie would most certainly be proud."

Aces Concrete Canoe wishes to thank the family and friends of the team who traveled to Clemson this weekend to lend their support and to cheer on the Aces!

* Beavers Publishes Chapter in Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of the Cognitive Science Modeling Lab, will have a chapter appearing in Macmillan's Interdisciplinary Handbook in Philosophy later this year. The chapter, "Philosophy of Technology," is an undergraduate introduction to how philosophers of technology interpret and question the role of technology in the broader context of society. This is the first in a series of articles by Beavers on the philosophy of technology and information to appear over the next two years. Beavers is the 2012 recipient of the World Technology Award in Ethics. For the past two decades, he has lectured nationally and internationally on the role of technology with regard to ethics, pedagogy and artificial intelligence. 

* Mathematics Chapter by Kimberling and Moses

Professor Clark Kimberling and his English collaborator, Peter J. C. Moses, have a chapter in the Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications, held last summer at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. The chapter is entitled "The Infinite Fibonacci Tree and Other Trees Generated by Rules". Another chapter on Problem Proposals, compiled by Professor Kimberling, appears in the same volume. The proposals are based on fourteen problems posed at the Conference. 



* UE golfers doing well at Indiana Amateur Championship

A pair of University of Evansville men’s golfers are performing at a top level at the halfway point of the Indiana Amateur Championship as Tyler Gray and Wil Pahud are each in the top 15 of the championship with two out of four rounds remaining.

Gray has had a stellar tournament so far, recording a 73 in the first round before finishing with a 1-under 71 to rank in a tie for 8th place at Otter Creek Golf Club in Columbia. Gray is just seven off of the leading pace of Sean Rowen. Rowen, a native of Greenwood, Ind., stands at a 137, seven under par. He has a lead of three shots over second place Andrew Havill.

Pahud has also had a strong tournament thus far. He followed up an opening-round tally of 74 with an even 72 to stand in a tie for 14th place with a 146. Pahud is two over par.

Two more rounds remain in the event, which features four trips around the course. For all of the latest information on Evansville women's soccer, log on to

* Women's Soccer Unveils 2015 Schedule

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team unveiled its 2015 schedule Wednesday morning. The Purple Aces will play eight of their 17 regular-season matches on their home pitch at Arad McCutchan Stadium. UE will also host the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Championship in November.

Evansville’s schedule features three matches against teams that finished in the final RPI top 100 last season including Illinois State (32), Miami (Ohio) (58), and Vanderbilt (96).

The season begins with two exhibition matches. Evansville will host Eastern Illinois (Aug. 11) before finishing preseason play at Austin Peay (Aug. 15).

UE is at home for the opening weekend of the regular season as the Aces play Xavier (Aug. 21) and UT-Martin (Aug. 23).

Evansville then travels to SEMO, the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference regular season co-champions (Aug. 28).

Back at home, UE will host Miami (Ohio) (Aug. 30) before returning to the road at Purdue (Sept. 4) and at Butler (Sept. 6).

The Aces also have two other non-conference home matches with Belmont (Sept. 11) and IUPUI (Sept. 13).

Finishing up the first half, Evansville will play at Saint Louis (Sept. 17) and Vanderbilt (Sept. 20).

MVC play begins with UE hosting Loyola (Sept. 26), then visiting UNI (Oct. 3) and back at home vs. Drake (Oct. 10).

The next three matches for the Aces are on the road at Indiana State (Oct. 14), Cincinnati (Oct. 18) and Illinois State (Oct. 25).

The regular season concludes with UE at home against Missouri State (Oct. 29).

The MVC Tournament will begin Sun., Nov. 1 on campus sites and conclude with the semifinals (Nov. 6) and championship (Nov. 8) matches set to be played in Evansville at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

For all of the latest information on Evansville women’s soccer, log on to or follow the team's Twitter account @UE_WSoccer.


Tues., Aug. 11 vs. Eastern Illinois (Exhibition)
Fri., Aug. 21 vs. Xavier
Sun., Aug. 23 vs. UT-Martin
Sun., Aug. 30 vs. Miami (Ohio)
Fri., Sept. 11 vs. Belmont
Sun., Sept. 13 vs. IUPUI
Sat., Sept. 26 vs. Loyola
Sat., Oct. 10 vs. Drake
Thu., Oct. 29 vs. Missouri St.
Fri., Nov. 6 MVC Semifinals
Sun., Nov. 8 MVC Championship

* UE Athletics now on Instagram

The University of Evansville Athletics Department has taken the next step in the social media world and is now on Instagram. In keeping the idea of a consistent brand, you can follow the Purple Aces on Instagram at the handle UEAthletics.

Instagram is one of the emerging social mediums that enables you to post photos or videos. Purple Aces fans will now be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience as the UEAthletics Instagram account takes you on to the playing surface, inside the huddle and on the journey to a championship.

The in-game experience will also be increased as fans can send photos and videos to our Instagram account as well.

This is yet another way to keep up with the daily events of the Purple Aces. Along with Twitter and Facebook, this will let you see exactly what is going on within UE’s 14 varsity sports.

* Men's Soccer Unveils 2015 Schedule

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team unveiled its 2015 schedule Tuesday morning. The Purple Aces will play eight of their 17 regular-season matches on their home pitch at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Evansville’s schedule features three NCAA Tournament teams from last year (Indiana, Kentucky, St. Louis). The Aces will take on two teams that finished in the final RPI top 25 last season (Indiana 16, St. Louis 22) and seven in the top 100 (Bowling Green 64, Butler 68, Missouri St. 76, Mercer 86, and Lipscomb 97).

UE will have three exhibition matches, hosting Bellarmine (Aug. 17), visiting Southern Conference regular season champions Mercer (Aug. 20) and back at home against IUPUI (Aug. 23).

The regular season begins at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Aug. 28). The Aces then return home for the annual ProRehab Aces Classic vs. Air Force (Sept. 4) and Belmont (Sept. 6).

Next, Evansville is on the road for three matches, competing in the Marshall Tournament against Bowling Green (Sept. 11) and Marshall (Sept. 13) before visiting Indiana (Sept. 23).

Following the roadtrip, UE is back at home for two matches with Drake (Sept. 26) and Butler (Sept. 29). The Aces then travel to Loyola (Oct. 3) and Kentucky (Oct. 7) before hosting Bradley (Oct. 10).

On the road again, Evansville will be at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament champions SIUE (Oct. 17) and Lipscomb (Oct. 20). The Aces then host MVC Regular Season Champions Missouri State (Oct. 24) and St. Louis (Oct. 27).

The regular season concludes with a journey to Central Arkansas (Oct. 31) and one final home match with Northern Kentucky (Nov. 3).

The MVC Tournament will be held in Edwardsville, Ill. The Wednesday-Friday-Sunday format will feature the Quarterfinals (Nov. 11), Semifinals (Nov. 13) and Championship (Nov. 15) at Ralph Korte stadium (Bob Guelker Field).

For all of the latest information on Evansville men’s soccer, log on to or follow the team's Twitter account @UEAthleticsMSOC.

Mon., Aug. 17 vs. Bellarmine (Exhibition)
Sun., Aug. 23 vs. IUPUI (Exhibition)
Fri., Sept. 4 vs. Air Force (ProRehab Aces Classic)
Sun., Sept. 6 vs. Belmont (ProRehab Aces Classic)
Sat., Sept. 26 vs. Drake
Tues., Sept. 29 vs. Butler
Sat., Oct. 10 vs. Bradley
Sat., Oct. 24 vs. Missouri St.
Tues., Oct. 27 vs. St. Louis
Tues., Nov. 3 vs. Northern Kentucky

* Mahon Named Assistant Coach for UE Baseball

University of Evansville head coach Wes Carroll announced the hiring of Jake Mahon as an assistant coach for the UE baseball program Monday morning. The team also announced that assistant coach Andy Pascoe is stepping down to pursue a career in a different field.

Mahon was a volunteer assistant coach for the Purple Aces last season and was a four year starter for Evansville from 2011- 2014.

“Jake will transition into an assistant coach position very well,” Carroll said. “He was an outstanding player but will be an even better coach. I am very excited for Jake as he starts in his career.”

During his playing days at UE, Mahon saw time at catcher, first base, third base and designated hitter. He posted a .274 career batting average with 29 doubles, 105 runs batted in and a .389 on-base percentage. Mahon hit a career-best .322 during his junior year in 2013. He ended his career in 2014 with a .295 senior season with 35 runs driven in. Mahon was also an All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team selection in 2014.

A native of Plain City, Ohio, Mahon graduated from the University of Evansville in 2014.

Pascoe has been a member of the Purple Aces for each of the past nine seasons. He was a player on the team from 2007-2010 before serving as a volunteer assistant coach in 2012 and an assistant coach from 2013-2014.

“Andy Pascoe has been with me since day one as a player then transitioned onto my staff,” said Carroll. “He has been a pivotal part of our success here. I’m very happy for him as he embarks on a new adventure. He will always be an Ace.”

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

* Kaczmarski Heading to NY Mets Rookie Affiliate in Kingsport, TN

University of Evansville outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski will be reporting to the Kingsport Mets this weekend to begin his professional baseball career. A ninth round pick of the New York Mets, Kaczmarski will be playing in the Appalachian League for the rookie affiliate of the Mets.

The Cary, Ill, native was a six-time All-American this season for the Purple Aces. (ABCA / Rawlings, Baseball America, D1Baseball, Louisville Slugger, NCBWA, Senior CLASS). Kaczmarski leads all Division I baseball players in batting average (.465), triples (nine), and triples per game (0.20). He is also second in the nation in on-base percentage (.543), second in slugging percentage (.746), fifth in runs batted in per game (1.24), and 20th in doubles per game (0.41).

Kaczmarski led the Purple Aces this season in batting average (.465), hits (86), doubles (19), triples (nine), home runs (five), runs batted in (57), total bases (138), slugging percentage (.746), on-base percentage (.543), stolen bases (13), and fielding percentage (1.000).

His .465 batting average is the highest in single season program history. Kaczmarski’s nine triples are second most for a Purple Ace and his 86 hits are eighth highest.

Kaczmarski was the Missouri Valley Conference’s Joe Carter Player of the Year this season, the first Purple Ace in program history to receive the honor. He was also named First Team All-Conference, and selected to the MVC All-Defensive Team this spring. A three-time MVC Player of the Week this season, Kaczmarski was also named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week (Apr. 28). He is a Dick Howser Trophy Watch List Semifinalist, a Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist, and ABCA / Rawlings All-Midwest Region First Team.

In his career, Kaczmarski finished his time at UE second in doubles (66) and triples (22), fourth in runs batted in (171), fifth in batting average (.352), sixth in runs (169), and seventh in at-bats (841).

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


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