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Thursday, July 2, 2015

* Women's Soccer Holding World Cup Watch Party at Buffalo Wild Wings

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team is proud to announce a fundraising partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings for a World Cup Watch Party on Sunday, July 5.

The event will be held at the East Side Buffalo Wild Wings (715 N. Green River Rd, Evansville, IN 47715). The watch party will begin at 5:00 p.m. CDT with the much-anticipated World Cup Championship Match between the United States and Japan starting at 6:00 p.m. All fans are welcome to attend the free event.

Buffalo Wild Wings will also donate 10% of all pre-taxed sales (less promotional discounts) from any guest that presents the fundraising ticket.

All attendees will receive free entry into a raffle that will include UE gear and two all-session passes to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament held in Evansville (Nov. 6,8).

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

* Connections with Kazee: June 2015

This month, Dr. Kazee discusses several summer alumni gatherings and announces two significant new opportunities for our students.  He also congratulates the concrete canoe team on their national competition placement, announces the appointment of the new dean of the Schroeder School of Business Administration, and recognizes members of the UE family who won arts awards from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana this month.  He notes as well that the Evansville Courier and Press has just done a story on his five years at UE.

Follow this link to view the June podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Dril73aFk&list=PL9rA8p1hN76KPDkOMbuLzK7pzUQcvzcsO

* Short Term Water Outage in Olmsted Hall Planned for Wednesday, July 8

On Wednesday, July 8, starting at 7 a.m., Physical Plant will shut off the water in Olmsted Hall. The outage is expected to last no more than 2 hours. This is necessary to complete a repair. Any questions or concerns please contact the Physical Plant at 488-2775. 

* 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 https://www.evansville.edu/visit/openhouse.cfm or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468.

Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The appointments are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). Due to Library renovation, access to the Clifford Rare Books Room is temporarily through the Office of Technology Services. If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 

Info You Should Know

* Pool Closed July 6-10

There will be no open swim for the week of July 6-10. Pool hours will resume July 13. 

* Fitness Center Closed July 3

The Fitness Center will be closed this Friday, July 3.

* Newman Center Apartment Opening

Looking for housing? There's room at the Newman Center Apartment this school year!! Call or text 812-760-8610 for more info!!

* 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. 

Congratulations

* UE Trumpet Ensemble Performs in Italy

Members of the University of Evansville Trumpet Ensemble participated in the 2015 Orvieto TrumpetFest June 20-27. Members included Dalton Bosze, Laura Silvestian, Jacob Steffenhagen and faculty member Timothy Zifer. The students and faculty members participated in rehearsals, masterclasses, concerts and recitals.

In addition to intensive trumpet study and performances members also had the opportunity to take an Italian Survival Class and take advantage of historical sightseeing opportunities. Zifer had the opportunity to conduct the combined Orvieto Trumpet Ensemble and perform on a faculty recital.

The UE Trumpet Ensemble's appearance at the festival was made possible by a generous contribution from the Friends of the University of Evansville Music (FUEM).

Trumpet Ensemble

* UE Celebrates Real Health Hero® Brad Clark

Brad ClarkUniversity of Evansville is excited to announce the First Real Health Hero® of the Employee Medical Clinic! Brad Clark, associate registrar, has become a Real Health Hero® for lowering blood pressure and weight loss.

"High blood pressure runs in my family," says Clark, "and I've been on and off medication since my mid-20s. When I went for my initial clinic visit, the provider discussed my BP results and immediately started a specific plan of action to curb my high risk numbers. She is able to continually coach me on how I need to incorporate more physical activity and better my food choice for lifestyle changes. The convenience of having the clinic on campus is a huge benefit for employees. The provider is able to monitor my BP levels every two weeks, and I'm back in my office in 20 minutes or less. The clinic encourages me to be more involved in my health and to become a motivator for my friends and family."

* Margaret Stevenson wins APA's Div. 37 Early Career Psychologist Service Award

Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Stevenson was awarded APA's Div. 37 Early Career Psychologist Service Award. This award honors a Div. 37 early career psychologist who provides above and beyond service to the psychological field, specifically in keeping with the mission of the division. This award acknowledges those whose service directly impacts the advocacy, service delivery and public policies affecting children, youth and families. 

Athletics

* UE Women's Basketball Holding 2015 High Intensity Camp

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team has announced its 2015 High Intensity Camp for Saturday, August 8.

The camp will be held at the Fifth Third Practice Facility on campus and will run from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. CDT. Registration will begin at 12:00 p.m.

Students in grades 9 thru 12 are invited to attend this opportunity to compete in a fast-paced college-like environment.

The camp cost is just $50.

For full information, please contact camp director Doug Rogers at dr139@evansville.edu or at 812-488-1043.

All of the latest information on Evansville women’s basketball can be found online at GoPurpleAces.com or by following the team’s Twitter account @UEAthletics_WBB.
 

* UE Swimming and Diving honored for GPA's

It has been an unbelievable season in the pool and in the classroom for the University of Evansville swimming and diving teams. The Purple Aces women set 10 school records, set one Missouri Valley Conference record and won three conference titles. Evansville’s men picked up their best conference finish in 13 years.

Today, the teams were honored for their efforts in the classroom by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as Scholar All-America Teams. In an unbelievable performance outside the pool, UE’s women finished the 2014-15 season with a 3.61 GPA. That ranked third in the nation! Evansville was the only school ranked in the top three to win a race in its respective conference meet. In the spring of 2015, the team was even better, posting a final GPA of 3.65.

Just as impressive was the improvement the men made from last year. In 2013-14, the men did not make the list, finishing just short of the 3.00 GPA needed to earn a spot on the list. This season, the men made a remarkable transformation, finishing 45th in the country with a final GPA of 3.17. Their efforts in the spring semester were even better as they checked in with a 3.3.

“I am super impressed with how well our student-athletes are able to balance the academic rigors of the University of Evansville and the athletic challenges that are presented in the Mid-American Conference and the Missouri Valley Conference,” Aces head coach Rickey Perkins said. “I am truly happy for them. They work very hard and this award shows that their efforts are paying off.”

The CSCAA has designated a record 406 collegiate swimming and diving programs as Scholar All-America Teams. The recognition comes as a result of the programs’ classroom performance in the past semester. It is the first time in the program’s 30+ year history of the program that more than 600 teams, representing 406 institutions received the designation.

Nearly 70% of all NCAA swimming and diving programs earned GPA’s of 3.0 or higher during the Spring Semester including 83% of all Division I schools. The announcement comes on the heels of a NCAA report on the Academic Progress Rate of Division I sports. That report showed that Division I men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams posted the second highest Academic Progress Rates (APR) among those sports with fifty or more teams.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.

For all of the latest information on Evansville swimming and diving, log on to GoPurpleAces.com.
 

* Kevin Kaczmarski Named Perfect Game First Team All-American

University of Evansville senior Kevin Kaczmarski was recognized as a Perfect Game First Team All-American on Tuesday afternoon.

This is the seventh All-American honor this season for Kaczmarski. He also received All-American First Team honors from Louisville Slugger, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), and Senior CLASS Award as well as All-American Second Team honors from ABCA / Rawlings, Baseball America, and D1Baseball.

Kaczmarski was selected by the New York Mets in the 9th round (269th pick overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft earlier this month.

The UE outfielder led all Division I baseball players in batting average (.465), triples (nine), and triples per game (0.20). He was also second in the nation in on-base percentage (.543) and slugging percentage (.746), fifth in runs batted in per game (1.24), and 20th in doubles per game.

A Cary, Ill. native, 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 GoPurpleAces.com or follow the team’s Twitter account @UEAcesBaseball. 

* UE Student-Athletes Honored with MVC 2014-15 Academic Awards

Sixty-nine student-athletes highlight more than 1,500 who earned selection to the 2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll, as announced by the league office.

Those 69 student-athletes, including six Purple Aces, earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Aca¬demic Excellence Award. The six UE student athletes to receive the Academic Excellence Award are Nick Schroeder and Kevin Schafer (men’s soccer), Loren Oboikovitz and Katie Prosser (women’s cross country), Kelly Lamarche (women’s golf) and Abigail Yenzer (women’s swimming and diving).

The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point aver¬age (through Spring 2015 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

Also, 64 UE student-athletes received the league’s Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and participation in athletics.

In addition, the MVC has announced its 2014-15 Honor Roll, which recognizes academic achievement of student-athletes. Over 150 Purple Aces were named to the Honor Roll. To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2014/Spring 2015), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall or spring semesters.

For all of the latest information on UEAthletics, log on to GoPurpleAces.com or follow our twitter account @UEAthletics.

PRESIDENTS COUNCIL ACADEMIC AWARD
MEN'S SOCCER - Nick Schroeder, Kevin Schafer
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Loren Oboikovitz, Katie Prosser
WOMEN'S GOLF - Kelly Lamarche
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING - Abigail Yenzer

COMMISSIONER’S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
BASEBALL - Forrest Herrmann, Jared Melliff, Jonathon Ramon, Matt Rodgers, Shain Showers
MEN'S BASKETBALL - Blake Simmons
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Isaiah Frey
MEN'S GOLF - Alex Turner, Andrew Naas, Jon Pick, Juan Acosta Varea, Will Knights
MEN'S SOCCER - Cameron Cool, Charlie Macias, Joel Craig, Kevin Schafer, Matthew Keller, Nick Schroeder, Tyrus Sciarra
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING - Everett Plocek, Garrett Johnson, Philip Stevenson, Reid Mobley
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Khristian Hart
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Adria Mehringer, Anna Loef, Katie Beaber, Katie Prosser, Loren Oboikovitz, Michellle Karp
WOMEN'S GOLF - Giulia Mallmann, Kayla Katterhenry, Kelly Lamarche, Rachel Marchi
WOMEN'S SOCCER - Abby Springer, Allie Arguello, Bronwyn Boswell, Catie Dierkes, Carlie Scales, Colleen Dierkes, Kayla Smith, Miranda Graham, Simone Busby, Tatiana Pagan, Taylor Brand, Whitney Biggs
SOFTBALL - Mariah Ferguson, Samantha Fleming
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING - Abby Smith, Abigail Yenzer, Caroline Lee, Jessi Hildebrand, Kasey Rein, Mackenzie Harris, Samantha Montgomery, Stephanie Tran, Taylor Shotwell
WOMEN'S TENNIS - Andjela Brguljan, Gaby Fifer, Marketa Trousilova
VOLLEYBALL - Ashley Ring, Kim Deprez, Montana Schafer, Stephanie Cerino

HONOR ROLL
BASEBALL - Conor Gilligan, Alex Gould, Forrest Herrmann, Brian Jestice, Brent Jurceka, Joshua Jyawook, Kevin Kaczmarski, Eric McKibban, Jared Melliff, Stewart Nelson, Jarod Perry, Jonathan Ramon, Matt Rodgers, Shain Showers, Connor Strain, Tyler Sullivan, Travis Tokarek, James Ward
MEN'S BASKETBALL - D.J. Balentine, Rokas Cesnulevicius, David Howard, Blake Simmons, Adam Wing
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Isaiah Frey, Ross Frondorf, Josh Genet, Matthew Hamilton, John Rodrick, Benjamin Woolems
MEN'S GOLF - Juan Acosta Varea, Will Knights, Andrew Naas, Wil Pahud, Jon Pick, Alex Turner, Quinn Vilneff
MEN'S SOCCER - Cameron Cool, Joel Craig, Vincent DiPrimio, Desmond Dolphy, Myles Fullen, Cameron Gilreath, Matthew Keller, Ryan Koenig, Nicholas Lewis, John Macias, Peter May, Ian McGrath, Arlick Ntabana, Jared Robinson, Luis Romero, Kevin Schafer, Nick Schroeder, Tyrus Sciarra, Eric Teppen
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING - Ashton Bishop, Troy Burger, Matthew Childress, Andrew Cotton, Will Glasscock, Garrett Johnson, Prescott Marcy, Reid Mobley, Wade Mobley, Brendan Ninneman, Ethan O'Rourke, Everett Plocek, Sprick Conor, Philip Stevenson
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Sara Dickey, Laura Friday, Aaliyah Gaines, Khristian Hart, Mallory Ladd, Peyton Langston, Hannah Owens, Sasha Robinson, Kourtni Taylor
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Katie Beaber, Morgan Downs, Sophie Etienne, Bailey George, Michelle Karp, Elizabeth Kingshott, Anna Loef, Adria Mehringer, Alyssa Moran, Loren Oboikovitz, Kirsten Perrey, Katie Prosser, Brittney Stockman, Ashley Torres, Laurel Wolfe
WOMEN'S GOLF - Maggie Camp, Giulia Chaves Mallmann, Dana Hayden, Kayla Katterhenry, Kelly Lamarche, Rachel Marchi
WOMEN'S SOCCER - Allie Arguello, Whitney Biggs, Bronwyn Boswell, Taylor Brand, Derienne Busby, Jordin Campbell, Catie Dierkes, Colleen Dierkes, Miranda Graham, Emily Griebel, Holyn Marshall, Noor Medlej, Laura Minor, Kelli Moran, Tatiana Pagan, Montana Portenier, Emily Richardson, Caroline Scales, Olivia Shafer, Kayla Smith, Abby Springer
SOFTBALL - Victoria Dellorto, Mariah Ferguson, Mickaela Fleming, Samantha Fleming, Danielle Freeman, Ashlee Kawall, Morgan Lambert, Courtney Land, Michal Luckett, Susan Norris, Chandra Parr, Haylee Tracy
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING - Erin Cary, Courtney Coverdale, Mackenzie Harris, Jessica Hildebrand, Samantha Horton, Michaela Kent, Charlotte Lechner, Caroline Lee, Maja Magnusson, Samantha Montgomery, Mackenzie Powell, Kasey Rein, Taylor Shotwell, Abby Smith, Michelle Tipton, Stephanie Tran, Abigail Yenzer
WOMEN'S TENNIS - Andjela Brguljan, Gaby Fifer, Natasha James. Mina Milovic, Marina Moreno, Marketa Trousilova
VOLLEYBALL - Stephanie Cerino, Kim Deprez, Meaghan Holmes, Jelena Merseli, Ashley Ring, Gabriela Roman, Lillian Rosa-Cruz, Montana Schafer, Cathy Schreiber

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