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Thursday, August 6, 2015

* PA Founding Director Named

Michael S. Roscoe has been hired as founding director and chair of the Physician Assistant Science program at UE. Dr. Roscoe earned bachelor's degrees in biology and in health science from Butler University, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in international health science from Trident University International.

A native of Evansville, Roscoe will be leading the development of the new Physician Assistant program and preparing for matriculation of the first cohort of graduate students in January 2017.  In addition to his experience as a practicing PA clinician, he has extensive experience in academia, serving as a PA faculty member, as program director for the Physician Assistant program, as chair of Health Sciences, and as assistant dean of Inter-professional Education, all at Butler.

* Fire Alarm Testing

Vanguard has begun Fire Alarm Sensitivity testing on campus. As each building is tested the alarm will intermittently go off. (Since this is just a test of the alarm, there is no need to leave the building when the alarm sounds.) Physical Plant and Security will know on a daily basis which buildings Vanguard is working in. The testing will be done between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Testing should be completed by Tuesday, August 11. Any concerns or schedule conflicts please contact the Physical Plant at 488-2775. 


Upcoming Events

* Old Stone House Framed Art Display

Artwork that was formerly displayed at the Old Stone House in Newburgh, Indiana, will be available for viewing and selection by University faculty, staff and administrators on Tuesday, August 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 254-255. The framed artwork will be available for selection by employees to be displayed within their work area on campus as the artwork is the property of the University. The selection process will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Items chosen for display in a work area will be coordinated by Administrative Services staff and selected pieces will be delivered at some point after this event. No artwork displayed during this event will be available for personal purchase.

For more information, please contact Mark Logel at ext. 2027 or ML44.


Info You Should Know

* We are now a Tobacco-Free campus!

You will be seeing some new signs on campus. In support of the health and wellbeing of the campus community, the University is now Tobacco-Free. The use of all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) are now prohibited at school sanctioned and/or sponsored activities or functions on campus.

The use of these products and devices is also prohibited in all University buildings, residential housing, approved University housing, rental properties, grounds, athletic facilities, parking lots, University-owned or leased vehicles, and privately owned vehicles on University grounds.

A full description on this policy and available resources can be found here:

* Music Welcomes New Senior Administrative Assistant

The Department of Music welcomes Amy Esche as its new senior administrative assistant. Amy is a graduate of UE with a BS in mass communication, and is currently pursuing a BA in French. She has previously held positions with the departments of Theatre and Communication, and in the offices of Technology Services and International Student Services, as well as positions in private industry. We are very pleased that she has joined the music team! 

* Discounted Parking Permits for UE License Plate Holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2015 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2015-16. The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state. If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, visit If you already have your 2015 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year. If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25. If you have any questions, contact 

* Test Your Knowledge - Take the UE Storm Water Survey

Click on the following link to find out about UE's storm water program, and how you can help protect our rivers and streams:

If you have any questions, call ext. 2597.



* Reed to teach Church Music at Indiana University

Doug reedDouglas Reed, University Organist Emeritus/Professor of Music Emeritus, has been invited to teach at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He will serve as an Adjunct Professor of Music (Organ) for the 2015-16 academic year and will teach several Church Music courses. He will continue his collaboration with University of Evansville Chaplain, Tammy Gieselman, on several Neu Chapel Religious Life projects including interfaith, international, and recruiting initiatives. Reed began work at UE as an Assistant Professor of Music/University Organist in 1975 and retired from full time teaching in 2010. 

* Knoester Publishes Edited Book

Assistant professor of education Matthew Knoester has just published a book he co-edited with current and former teachers at the Mission Hill School in the Boston. The book is entitled ""Teaching in Themes: An Approach to Schoolwide Learning, Creating Community, and Differentiating Instruction" and was published by Teachers College Press. Book chapters detail particular in-depth thematic units for multi-age learning. More information about the book can be found here: Receive a 20% discount with the code THEMES2015 until December 31, 2015. 



* UE Men's Basketball to play Providence in Wooden Legacy: Aces to play in Anaheim in November

The bracket has been released for the 2015 Wooden Legacy, which is set for November 26-29 in Anaheim, Calif.  The University of Evansville men’s basketball team will face off against Big East for Providence in its opening tilt in the event.

Evansville and Providence will tangle on Thursday, November 26 at 8 p.m. CT.  The first two rounds of the game will take place at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton while the final round will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim.  The opening game will be televised live on ESPNU. 

The winner of that first contest will face off against the winner of the Arizona/Santa Clara game, which will begin at 10:30 p.m. CT.  That game is set for Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. CT while the losers of those two games play at 7:30 p.m. CT.  On the other side of the bracket, UC Irvine and Boise State tangle at 3 p.m. CT with Boston College and Michigan State following that game. 

A stacked field of eight squads looks to advance to the championship game, which will be held at the Honda Center on Sunday, November 29 at 9 p.m. CT.  That game is set to be broadcasted on ESPN2.

“We are excited to open up the Wooden Legacy against Providence,” Purple Aces head coach Marty Simmons said.  “They have a program that has been on the rise over the last few years and will provide a great challenge for our team.”

UE is coming off of its best season in over 20 years, going 24-12 en route to the Tournament Championship.  The Aces return all five starters from the team, including All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team players D.J. Balentine and Egidijus Mockevicius.

Providence has been on a roll over the last three years, winning at least 19 games each season.  Last year, the Friars went 22-12 before falling to Dayton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  In 2013-14, they took the Big East Championship, taking down Creighton by a final of 65-58 at Madison Square Garden.  They fell to Dayton in the NCAA Tournament, finishing the season 23-12. 

In 2012-13, the Friars went 19-15 on their way to a berth in the NIT.  In that run, they advanced all the way to the quarterfinals before falling in a road contest at Baylor.

This is set to be the second meeting against the Friars for the Purple Aces.  The first meeting came on the road in Providence on Dec. 11, 1975 as the Friars took a 98-71 win.

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville men’s basketball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_MBB.  For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of  To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE Baseball to Hold High School Exposure Camp

The University of Evansville baseball team has announced that it will hold a high school exposure camp on Saturday, September 5 at Braun Stadium. Registration for the camp will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT and the camp will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. CDT

The camp, which will be conducted by head coach Wes Carroll and his staff, features a warm-up similar to what is used by the UE baseball team, position-specific drill instruction and controlled scrimmages that will be instructed and evaluated by the entire UE baseball staff.

The $100 fee for the camp includes a camp t-shirt and in case of inclement weather, the camp will be conducted at UE baseball’s indoor facility, which is located next to Braun Stadium.

For more information on the camp, please contact assistant coach Jake Mahon at or by phone at 812-484-7764. A camp brochure and registration from is available at

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


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