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Friday, August 14, 2015

* Fall Conference and Concurrent Sessions 2015

The University of Evansville Fall Conference is set for Tuesday, August 18. Everyone is invited to a cookie reception, held in the Matt Williams Lobby in Shanklin Theatre at 12:30 p.m. President Kazee will address the entire campus and welcome new employees at 1:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre. The Fall Conference will continue with the presentation of awards and the Keynote Address by Dr. Julia Williams. The Family Picnic completes the day starting at 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, for faculty and administrators in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Please note that the starting time has been changed to 8:00 a.m. for the Concurrent Sessions.

* Concurrent Sessions Schedule

Concurrent Sessions Schedule for Wednesday, August 19, is as follows:

8:00 – 9:50 AM
From Artifact to Assessment to Evaluation—Closing the loop in Continuous Improvement
Julia Williams SB 172

As faculty, we understand well the process by which we assess students and provide them with feedback on their work; in this way, we “close the loop” in order for students to learn and improve. The same process of assessment and feedback characterizes the institutional improvement loop; by collecting and analyzing a variety of data, we can make informed decisions in order to make improvements. This workshop will focus on the multiple ways in which data can be used for continuous improvement. Program and institutional assessment processes that have been developed at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will provide models for the workshop, but the intended outcome for the workshop is to allow attendees to design evaluation plans appropriate to the University of Evansville context that can be put into action.

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Faculty collaborations with Career Development: Curriculum for Professional Development Courses – Gene Wells, John Felton, Mari Plikuhn, Abby Michel, Dianna Cundiff SB 273

Learn how two academic areas, Sociology and Psychology, teamed with the Center for Career Development in providing career content for discipline-specific professional development courses.

Electronic Curriculum Submissions – Jennifer Briggs, Amanda Cox SB 272 
Learn about the new electronic format to submit curriculum petitions to the Curriculum Committee. Any faculty member submitting curriculum petitions should attend along with all department chairs, members of the Curriculum Committee and the deans.

10:00 – 10:50 AM
University Financial Update – Jeff Wolf SB 162

This presentation will provide an update on the final operating results for the 2014-15 fiscal year ended May 31. In addition, participants will receive an update on financial projections for the fall, 2015 based on anticipated enrollment census and how those projections, along with new program development, translate into expectations for the next two years.

Global Institute—Panel Discussion on Gap Projects. Jill Griffin, Lora Becker, Amy Hall and Atefeh Yazdanparast SB 173
The GAP Program

Learn about opportunities for faculty and students to engage in cross-disciplinary real-world projects through the GAP program. Past GAP projects have included work for the Jezreel Expedition, the Neuromarketing Lab, Berry Plastics, Mission Guatemala, A. O. Smith, UMC Kenya, and much more. A panel of faculty from across the university will be on-hand to discuss their experiences and answer questions about the program.

11:00 – 11:50 AM
Tobacco-Free Policy and Resources – Michael Tessier, Sylvia Buck, Julie Phillips, (Director of Smokefree Communities) SB 272

In support of the health and well-being of the campus community, the University has moved to a new Tobacco-Free Policy.  Learn more about this policy, our community approach for enforcement, and available resources.

Building relationships through SLATE – Scott Henne and Bhargavi Vemulapalli SB 273
The Office of Admission is building a sustainable student pipeline for UE’s future. Technology and software are required in today’s Admission Office and the SLATE system is a moldable CRM that allows better utilization of UE’s limited financial resources. Those who participate in this session will see how prospective student data lives and grows and how SLATE is helping us to better serve our students.

The University of Evansville among Small Privates in the Mid-Atlantic, Southern and Mid-Western States: A Comparative Analysis – Tony Beavers SB 172
This presentation follows from a year-long study requested by the faculty senate as part of the Best Practices Task Force and which is now being continued by the senate's Market Analysis Task Force. It will consist of a comparison of UE with all small, private schools in the 20 states surrounding us with enrollments between 1,000 and 4,000 students. Among other variables tracked from recent years, the number of applicants, number accepted and number attended, SAT/ACT scores, faculty size, tuition and tuition increases, city size, and athletic costs will be considered. This analysis will be descriptive only, though all data will be made available to any member of the university community for further analysis.

1:00 – 1:50 PM
Degree Audit is here! – Jennifer Briggs SB 162

View the new degree audit. Learn how to read it, which students it’s available for, what to do about errors or substitutions, and how to do what-ifs for change of majors

International Programs, Harlaxton College, and Education Abroad – Wes Milner, Barbara Pieroni,
Holly Carter and Marissa Mitchel SB 173

All faculty members, staff, and administrators are invited to engage in a discussion about the changing landscape of international programs on our Evansville campus, our Harlaxton College campus, and at other sites abroad. At this session we will begin the discussion with an introduction to our new office structure and name, to new opportunities for faculty, and to our newest colleague, Dr. Holly Carter, Director of Harlaxton College Programs. Topics will include shaping the Harlaxton curriculum, the Harlaxton summer session, faculty development, short-term programs abroad, international research collaboration, and others according to interest of session attendees.

2:00 – 2:50 PM
Athletics Faculty Mentor Program – Mark Davis SB 172

The Faculty Mentor Program at the University of Evansville pursues to better facilitate and strengthen the relationship between athletic and academic lives of the University’s student athletes.  The program reinforces the University’s understanding that intercollegiate athletics are an essential core part of the mission of the University.  Faculty mentors are devoted individuals who are role models that connect with student athletes to deliver support through supplementary counsel and advice when specific issues arise, especially in the areas of social and academic matters.  Faculty mentors are committed to constructing a well-balanced connection between the academic and athletic cultures on our campus.

The overall vision of the program is to have one faculty mentor for each team.  Successful programs like this often raises the morale of both students and faculty.  Example of schools with this type of program are Naval Academy, Washington and Lee University, Bates College, and Williams College.

ACE ANSWERS: How to File a Complaint with the University – LaNeeca Williams SB 272
Employees and students or who wish to share a matter of concern or file a complaint with the university may do so by utilizing “Ace Answers.”  “Ace Answers” can be accessed via WebAdvisor and allows for comments to be officially logged at the University.  The comment will be forwarded to the appropriate department. This session will offer discussion on the importance of the process for HLC Compliance. 

3:00 – 3:50 PM
Live Text—New Features and Back to the Basics – Amanda Cox SB 162

Whether you are a new LiveText user or a seasoned veteran, this session includes information for everyone as we discuss the basics, new features, and tips and tricks for effectively using LiveText.  Please join us as we discuss an overview of LiveText including assignment creation, assessing students, rubric best practices and running assessment reports. We will also dive into new features including LiveText's integration with Blackboard and Turnitin!

RACE: Racism without Racists, the New Coming Out, and Why We Don’t Want to Talk About It.
LaNeeca Williams SB 272

A direct conversation on race today at the university. The Diversity and Equity Officer will discuss current events, changes in how race is constructed, and how to get students talking about race by providing opportunities for dialogue.

* Parking Permits Now on Sale

The 2015-2016 parking permits are now available for purchase in the Office of Safety and Security. (Current permits expire on the 15th of August) They will be sold between 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The price remains $50 for the academic year. Employees will once more be able to use payroll deduction to pay for their permits.


Info You Should Know

* UE Welcomes Holly Carter, New Director of Harlaxton College Programs

The University of Evansville and Harlaxton College are pleased to welcome Holly Carter as director of Harlaxton College Programs, based in Evansville. Holly brings an extensive background as an international educator to her work with students, faculty, staff and administration at the University of Evansville and with our Harlaxton College Partners.

Her most recent position was director of International Education and Faculty Associate at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where she oversaw a comprehensive international education operation that managed study abroad programs, provided services to international students and scholars, and supported curricular development. Her teaching areas include public health, sociology, and global studies. She holds leadership roles in international organizations including NAFSA and Habitat for Humanity International. Holly earned her PhD in Health Services Research from the University of North Texas and Master’s degrees in Public Health (UNT), Philosophy (University of Glasgow) and Social Work (University of Texas at Arlington).

“Holly’s diverse and extensive experience both in the UK and at various universities in the US will be invaluable as we continue to leverage Harlaxton College as the premier study abroad destination,” says Wes Milner, executive director of International Programs. “We are very excited to have her join the UE family this fall!”  

* Innovation and Re-Investment Fund Application Deadline Extended; Awarded Proposals Available to View

The submission deadline for the next round of proposals has been extended to September 30. Application material can be found in AceLink by clicking “Areas” and then “Programs Task Force.”

Also, those proposals awarded in the first round are now available to view. You will find the awarded proposals in the same Programs Task Force area on AceLink.

Should you have questions about the next round of proposals, please contact Programs Task Force chair, Shane Davidson, at sd10 or ext. 2477. 

* 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 



* Clark Kimberling presents Hymn Research

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, led a session at the Annual Conference of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, held in New Orleans, July 12-16. Entitled "Rediscovering American Hymns, Based on Research for the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology," the session focused on group-singing of lost hymn-tunes, including the earliest printed in America (in 1723), as well as hymns associated with New Orleans and a newly found tune by the composer of "America the Beautiful." The rediscovered hymns are among several mentioned in Dr. Kimberling's recent articles in the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology,



* UE Men's Soccer Begins Preseason at Home on Monday Night

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team opens the preseason with a home exhibition match against Bellarmine on Monday, August 17. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 4:00 p.m. CDT.

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville men's soccer, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsMSOC. 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.

* Summer Baseball Update: August 14

The University of Evansville baseball program is very visible this summer as many Purple Aces are playing professional baseball and collegiate league baseball.

This week, we glance at the latest progress of the pro players and sum up the summer that was for the college student athletes.

Here is our weekly update:

Modesto (COL, A+)
Stats: 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 3 GP, 3 GS, 16.0 IP, 18 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
Notable: Pitched 12.0 innings in the last week, yielding just two runs (one earned)…Threw 7.0 scoreless innings of five-hit baseball in a win against Stockton (Aug. 13).

Auburn (WAS, A-)
Stats: 1-0, 3.38 ERA, 3 GP, 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Notable: Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, in his only appearance this last week at Connecticut (Aug. 9)

Kingsport (NYM, Rk)
Stats: .341 BA, 2 HR, 23 RBIs, 32 R, 63 H, 10 2Bs, 16 BBs, 20 Ks, 14 SB
Notable: On a four game hitting streak (Aug. 10 – 13) with multi-hit games in each contest…Tallied five RBIs in his last three games played.

Lake Elsinore (SDP, A+)
Stats: 5-9, 4.84 ERA, 27 GP, 16 GS, 113.1 IP, 117 H, 74 R, 61 ER, 31 BB, 114 K
Notable: Made two starts in the last week including an 8.1 inning, one run, seven strikeouts performance against San Jose (Aug. 7).

Idaho Falls (KCR, Rk)
Stats: .309 BA, 2 HR, 9 RBIs, 10 R, 29 H, 9 2Bs, 1 3B, 9 BBs
Notable: On a four game hitting streak (July 28 – Aug. 10) including multi-hit games in back to back contests.

Akron (CLE, AA)
Stats: .184 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBIs, 7 R, 7 H, 1 3B, 2 BBs, 2 SB
Notable: Went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI at New Hampshire (Aug. 11).

Dodgers (St. Louis Metro League)
Stats: 0-2, 6.61 ERA, 7 GP, 1 GS, SV, 16.1 IP, 23 H, 17 R, 12 ER, 10 BB, 20 K
Notable: Took his strikeout per nine inning total from 6.25 in the regular season to 12.08 in summer ball.

Hoptown Hoppers (Ohio Valley League)
Season: 2-1, 3.81 ERA, 6 G, 6 GS 28.3 IP, 27 H, 23 BB, 17 K
Notable: Lowered his ERA from 6.75 in the college season to 3.81 in summer ball.

NW Indiana Oilmen (Midwest Collegiate League)
Stats: 5-1, 2.83 ERA, 9 GP, 9 GS, 54.1 IP, 51 H, 28 R, 22 ER, 31 BB, 40 K
Notable: Ended his season without allowing a run in his final two starts totaling 14.0 innings.

Waterloo Bucks (Northwoods League)
Season: 2-1, 3.32 ERA, 1 SV, 7 GP, 21.2 IP, 20 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 10 BB, 11 K
Notable: Threw 8.2 scoreless innings to end his summer ball season.

Lima Locos (Great Lakes League)
Stats: .338 BA, 3 HR, 13 RBIs, 9 R, 22 H, 4 2B, 3 BBs
Notable: Completed the summer on a nine-game hitting streak (July 15 – Aug. 4) including all three playoff games.

Sedalia Bombers (M.I.N.K. League)
Stats: .246 BA, 0 HR, 15 RBIs, 22 R, 31 H, 4 2Bs, 18 BBs, 7 SBs
Notable: His 18 walks ranked second on the team this summer.

Terre Haute Rex (Prospects League)
Stats: .280 BA, 0 HR, 26 RBIs, 232 R, 56 H, 3 2B, 32 BBs, 2 SB
Notable: Three multi-hit games in his last six contests.

Sedalia Bombers (M.I.N.K. League)
Stats: .311 BA, 0 HR, 9 RBIs, 25 R, 37 H, 4 2Bs, 1 3B, 15 BBs, 10 SBs
Notable: North All-Star…Led the team in steals and recorded the third highest batting average for Sedalia.

Sedalia Bombers (M.I.N.K. League)
Stats: .320 BA, 10 HR, 39 RBIs, 35 R, 41 H, 5 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 15 BBs, SB
Notable: North All-Star…Team-high in home runs, hits, RBIs and runs scored.

Anchorage Glacier Pilots (Alaska League)
Stats: 7 GP, 7 GS, 3-0, 3.08 ERA, 35.0 IP, 25 H, 17 R, 12 ER, 18 BB, 35 K
Notable: Averaged a strikeout per inning pitch and totaled a season-high 13 strikeouts in 7.0 innings at the Anchorage Bucs (July 4).

Sedalia Bombers (M.I.N.K. League)
Stats: .198 BA, 0 HR, 7 RBIs, 7 R, 16 H, 1 3B, 13 BBs
Notable: Recorded four multi-hit games this summer

DuPage County Hounds (Midwest Collegiate League)
Season: 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 1 GP, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Notable: Recorded the win in his only appearance of the summer ball season vs. Joliet (June 20).

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville baseball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsBASE. 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.

* Women's Soccer Continues Preseason Play at Austin Peay on Saturday

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (1-0-0) eyes a perfect preseason record when the Purple Aces visit Austin Peay State University (1-0-0) on Saturday, August 14.

The match will be held at Morgan Brothers Field in Clarksville, Tenn. and begin at 7:00 p.m. CDT.

Austin Peay won their lone preseason match, 3-1 against Indiana State on Aug. 11. The match with Evansville is the final preseason foe for the Governors this year. Last season, APSU finished 4-13-1 including a 3-6-1 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Down 1-0, Evansville scored twice in the final 15 minutes of their preseason match with Eastern Illinois for a 2-1 victory on August 11. Freshman midfielder Molly Lear tallied the equalizer in the 75th minute and senior defender Abby Springer netted the game-winner in the 78th minute for the one goal victory.

Kelley Guth (91-133-23) is the only head coach in the history of the women’s soccer program at Austin Peay. She is in her 14th season. Krista McKendree (53-62-17) begins her eighth season leading the Purple Aces.

Evansville is 5-0-0 all-time in regular season matches against Austin Peay. The last matchup in regular season play was a 3-0 Aces win on Aug. 22, 2014. The first ever meeting took place on Oct. 27, 2005, a 4-2 Evansville victory.

Senior goalkeeper Simone Busby will be playing for the Guyana National Team as they compete in CONCACAF Qualifying later this month. Busby also previously played for the Guyana U20 team as well.

Evansville will play three teams that completed last season in the RPI Top 100. Those opponents are Illinois State (32), Miami (Ohio) (58), and Vanderbilt (96).

UE will have a Field of Dreams Uganda game vs. Miami (Ohio) on Sun., Aug. 30. The Aces have a Military Appreciation / Wounded Warrior game with Belmont on Fri., Sept. 11. The annual Multiple Sclerosis match with an alumni/parents weekend is on Sat., Sept. 26. Senior Day festivities are set for Thurs., Oct. 29.

Evansville is hosting the 2015 MVC Women’s Soccer Championship this year. The semifinals will take place on Fri., Nov. 6 with the Championship match to take place on Sun., Nov. 8. All matches will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville, Ind.

There are high hopes this season for Evansville. The program returns 19 letterwinners (nine starters) from last year’s team that finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference and runner-ups in the MVC Tournament.

Some of UE’s key returners include senior goalkeeper Simone Busby (two time MVC Goalkeeper of the Year), and junior midfielder Bronwyn Boswell (team leader in goals, MVC First Team). Other returning starters include senior midfielder Allie Arguello, junior midfielder Colleen Dierkes, junior defender Emily Richardson, sophomore defender Olivia Schafer, senior forward Kayla Smith and senior defender/midfielder Abby Springer.

Evansville also has seven freshmen additions including defender Morgan Langhammer, midfielder Molly Lear, forward/midfielder Tess Lombard, midfield Paige Niemeier, midfield/forward Jess O’Shaughnessy, forward Sara Osinski and defender/forward Sierra Pagan.

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville women's soccer, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsWSOC. 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.

* Walk-On Tryout for Women's Tennis

 The women’s tennis team will be holding walk-on tryout for any female student interested in join our Division I varsity tennis team. Any student who wishes to tryout must have a physical PRIOR to trying out. A free physical can be obtained on August 25, at 6:30 pm, at the Carson Center, otherwise physicals may also be performed by your individual health provider at your own cost.

All students who wish to participate in athletics must complete the forms found at the following link:

Tryouts will be held on Thursday, August 27, at the UE campus courts at 12 pm and Monday August 31, at 6 pm.

Those who are interested in trying out should contact Head Coach Jayson Wiseman via email at by no later than Wednesday August 26 at 5 pm.



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