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Monday, August 24, 2015

* Information on Library Services during Construction

The first and second floors of the new Bower-Suhrheinrich Library will not be open at the start of the semester due to construction delays.  In the short term, until work is completed, the library will be offering the following service plan:

The Clifford Memorial Library entrance will remain open (as it has been during the summer) and most services will be offered from our temporary service desk in Room 262 (Acquisitions Department)

Hours of service will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The following services will be offered:
Pick up and drop off of library materials
Interlibrary loan and document delivery services
Course Reserve collection
Photocopier with scan-to-email capability

Library Instruction services will be offered as usual, but will be conducted in a course's regular classroom, or elsewhere on campus if necessary.

In addition, Research Assistance will be offered by Randy Abbott from his office in room 207.  Renovations are complete in the area adjacent to his office, so students can safely enter that part of the library to meet with him.  

Students (and employees) can make Research Assistance appointments using our normal sign-up page.  We will also accommodate walk-in students who have research questions.

Research Assistance Program sign up:

* University of Evansville 2015 Academic Convocation, Today, August 25

UE SealPresident Thomas A. Kazee will preside over the 2015 Academic Convocation this Tuesday, August 25 at 8:50a.m. in Carson Center. The Convocation will celebrate the University’s 158th opening and the 2015-16 academic year.

Associate professor of psychology Margaret Stevenson, recipient of the 2014 United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award given by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, will address incoming students during the Convocation.

The Academic Convocation is an annual fall tradition at UE and welcomes new students to campus, awards honor to high achieving faculty, and brings the entire campus community together to celebrate the start of a new academic year.

The importance of welcoming domestic and international students to our campus is woven into the fabric of our institution in many ways. First, moving from Moores Hill, the University was received by the city of Evansville and embraced by a community that understood the value of welcoming the stranger. Second, we are a United Methodist-related institution and that church affiliation reminds us to extend a warm hand of fellowship to the other. Third, in an age where technology necessarily permeates our day-to-day operations and the online degree is touted as good enough the University of Evansville holds sacred the human connection and believes it is our social responsibility to foster distinctive, personal attention in our rituals and ceremonies.

On Tuesday, new students will be invited to stand during Convocation, shoulder-to-shoulder, while reciting the University Honor Code, representing what the University values: integrity, community, and a public hospitality that invites all students to stand together on the eve of the first day of classes. The communal reciting of the Honor Code transcends differences and unites an entire freshmen class as they stand in front of their Faculty and the University President promising to be responsible citizens of the University. Moreover, those few seconds of intentional silence just before the SVPAA leads students in their Honor Code recitation speak to the profound importance of pledging one's honor to a global community of your peers. This ritualized scene is a dramatic shift from the geopolitical shambles we view each night on cable news and should cause our students and the entire campus community to take seriously our call to live as responsible citizens in the world.

Margaret Stevenson. PhD
Stevenson has been a professor at UE since 2008, teaching courses in such areas as social psychology, research methods in psychology, and psychology and the law. She serves as advisor to many psychology majors, advising and directing some in their research projects. Stevenson is a senior thesis mentor for many students, and co-faculty advisor for two UE student groups, Psi Chi and the Psychology Club.

Stevenson was named 2015 Outstanding Teacher at the University’s 157th Commencement ceremony last May. She was honored with the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Research in 2012, and the Association for Psychological Science RISE Research Award in 2011. Stevenson is a past recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment Early Career Award. She is a member of such professional organizations as the American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Forensic Psychology and the International Journal of Psychological Studies.

At UE, Stevenson has been Honors Faculty Scholar in Residence, and has served on the Institutional Diversity Council, Honors Program committee, and General Education Subcommittee She has been the social sciences representative for UE Faculty Senate, as well as corresponding secretary and parliamentarian.

Stevenson earned her Ph.D. and Master of Arts in social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Bachelor Science degree in psychology and her Bachelor of Science in French from Ohio State University.

For those unable to attend, the event can be watched live at:

* Prologue Scheduled Prior to Academic Convocation in Neu Chapel

For the first time this fall, new students will gather in Neu Chapel on Tuesday, August 25 at 8:10 a.m. for Prologue, which will serve as an introduction to the University's Academic Convocation. In a brief 15-minute session, students will be offered an introduction to their first University ceremony. Instead of simply wandering over to Carson Center as individuals the Class of 2019 will be led by Dr. Mark Valenzuela and escorted by the campus community in a bagpipe processional, signaling the importance of community, integration, and transitions.

During Prologue, the entering class will rehearse both University hymns in preparation for Convocation; they will be introduced to the meaning of pledging one's honor in an academic culture in the presence of their faculty; and they will learn more about the rich tradition of excellence at UE.

The campus community is invited to attend Prologue, which will begin promptly at 8:10 a.m. The procession will commence at 8:25 a.m., leaving from Neu Chapel, moving through Memorial Plaza and in front of the Ridgway University Center and finally arriving at Carson Center. Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to sit in the Neu Chapel Gallery (upstairs in the loft) during Prologue or feel free to stand outside on campus and wave, clap, and welcome new students as they process through campus. 


Upcoming Events

* Audition for the UE Symphony Orchestra!

Auditions for the University Symphony Orchestra will be held on Thursday, August 27, and Friday, August 28. Sign-up sheets for auditions are in the Krannert Fine Arts Building, on the orchestra's bulletin board across from Room 101. Audition information can be found at:

Contact Director of Orchestras Jessica Morel if you have any questions. 

* Do You Love to Sing? Join One of UE's Choirs!

Auditions for University Choir and voice part placements for Mixed Choir and Women’s Chorus will be held Wednesday August 26. Come to Fine Arts Room 104B to sign up for an audition time. Auditions take about ten minutes and you do not need to prepare any music in advance. Contact Director of Choral Activities Dr. Dennis Malfatti for more information:

* Welcome (Back) From the UE Newman Club!

Welcome (back) to UE from the Newman Club, UE's Catholic campus ministry! We hope you will join us at our upcoming events as we kick off the new school year!

• Wednesday, August 26 – Newman Club Open House (4-6 pm at the Newman Center)

• Wednesday, August 26 - Evening Mass (9:30 pm in Neu Chapel)

The Newman Center, located across the street from campus at 1901 Lincoln Avenue (look for the big purple sign!), is open to all students, including those looking to celebrate their faith, learn more about it, serve others, and have fun.

Please contact our Campus Minister, Kristel Riffert, at (812) 760-8610 to learn more!

* Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the UE Jazz Ensembles will take place on Wednesday August 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. An audition sign-up sheet is posted on the door of Krannert Room 144. Jazz excerpts for each instrument are located at

You may contact Dr. Zifer at tz3 for any further information or clarification.

Come swing with us! 


Info You Should Know

* The View from Neu: A Monday Reflection from UE Chaplain Tammy Gieselman

It’s the Monday before classes start. I’m wondering how many others on campus need an extra day this week to accomplish what’s been scheduled. Feeling the crunch of the clock is not unique to UE, though. In fact, it seems that “busy” can no longer adequately describe the American lifestyle. The phenomenon, “crazy-busy” now exists and is prompting a new genre of books, articles, and therapies. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. suggests “being busy may very well keep you from doing what matters most.”

My hope for all of us this year is that we find a way to balance our calendars with what matters most; that we somehow make the right adjustments in our schedules to communicate compassion and love to others. Barbara Brown Taylor, preacher and scholar wrote, “Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.” I hope I make things better this year. Thank you for what you do every day to show hospitality to the stranger.

Grace and Peace, Tammy.

* UE Theatre Grads Appearing in USA Network Series

Two University of Evansville theatre alums are currently starring in USA Network series. Rami Malek '03 appears in the drama Mr. Robot. Lennon Parham '98 appears in the comedy Playing House, a show she co-created with Jessica St. Clair. (UE theatre grad Jack McBrayer '95 recently was a guest star on Playing House)

For a review of both shows, go here:

* New Faculty, Administrators and Staff

Todd Matteson is the new assistant professor in the Department of Art and an alum of the University of Evansville. He received his MFA in Ceramics from Kansas State University and comes to us from Lourdes University where he served as chair of the Art department.

Dr. Jessica Lofton is a new assistant professor of mechanical engineering. She earned her PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana and her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UE.

Dr. Holly Carter is director of Harlaxton College Programs in International Programs. She comes to UE from St. Edward’s University where she was faculty associate and director of the office of International Education. Holly earned her degree from the University of North Texas.

Erin Cary is the graphic design specialist in Athletics. Erin is a University of Evansville graduate. This is her first full-time employment.

Jalen Chestnut is a new general maintenance worker in Physical Plant and currently a student at UE. He previously worked at Fred Myer Jewelers.

Curt Chumley is a new maintenance technician in Physical Plant. Before coming to work at UE, Curt was self-employed.

Donna Cobb is a new assistant professor of nursing. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in nursing from UE and is currently enrolled in the DNP program at USI.

Justin Coffey is the new residential coordinator for Moore Hall. Justin previously worked at Franklin College in Residence Life, Greek Life and Admissions. He also earned his BA degree in social studies education and history from Franklin. 

Amanda Cox is a new software support and training specialist in the Office of Technology Services. Amanda received her degree from Indiana University, and previously was employed at Blackboard.

Sara Davis is the new accounts payable clerk at the University of Evansville Bookstore. Before coming to UE, Sara worked at BK Flooring in Evansville.

Heather Fenton is a new professor of management in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. She received her BBA and MBA at the University of North Florida and is expecting her PhD in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Allison Frazier is the new director of stewardship and special events in Development and Alumni Relations. She earned her degree from Indiana University, and previously worked at the Kelley School of Business - Indiana University.

Elaine Freels is a new clerk in Student Accounts. Elaine earned her degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She worked at Noah’s Ark Christian Pre-School before coming to UE.

Lennox Forrester is the new assistant men’s basketball coach. He earned his degree at the University of Evansville.

Jonathan Hart is a new assistant professor of athletic training.  He comes to UE from Boise State University where he was a graduate assistant and from Eastern Oregon University where he was an assistant athletic trainer. He is a PhD candidate.

Trisha Hawkes is the new administrative assistant in Financial Aid. Trisha received her degrees from Ohio State University, and Wright State. Before coming to UE, she was employed at Pediatric Dentistry of Newburgh, and the YMCA.

Mohammed Hejazi is a new visiting assistant professor of management. He is a PhD candidate and comes to UE from the University of Toledo where he was a teaching assistant.

Ian Henry is the new assistant coach for men’s soccer. He earned his degree from Missouri Baptist University. Ian worked at Drury University before coming to UE.

Kimberly Higgins is the new assistant to the dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. She earned her BS in global leadership from UE. Kimberly comes back to UE from Olsen & White, LLP, where she was a legal administrator, and previously served as administrative assistant for UE’s Departments of Foreign Language, Philosophy and Religion and Archaeology and Art History

Emily Hilbert is the new benefits and accounting clerk in Fiscal Affairs. Before coming to the University, Emily worked at Wolverine World Wide in Richmond, Indiana.

Dr. George Iber is a new assistant professor of education.  He received his PhD from the University of Iowa. Before coming to UE, he was the TESOL program professor at the Nova Southeastern University Abraham S. Fischler School of Education Graduate Teacher Education Program.

Danial Johnson is our new external affairs intern in Athletics. He earned his degree from the University of Wisconsin. Before coming to UE, he worked in Athletics at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Su Jin Jeong is joining the faculty in Public Health. She received her BA, MA and PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was formerly a research associate with the Department of Health Behavior at the UAB School of Public Health and Children’s of Alabama.

Hannah Kowalski is a new maintenance technician in Physical Plant. Before she came to the University, she was employed at JoAnne's Fabrics Store.

Lori LeDuc is a new application specialist in the Office of Admissions. Lori was employed by Well’s Orthodontics before coming to work at the University.

Dr. Chul Lee is the new assistant vice president of Institutional Effectiveness. He earned his PhD in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Korea University, Seoul. He comes to UE from Elms College where he was director of Institutional Assessment and Research.

Erin Braun Lewis is the new program director to support the GAP program in the Institute for Global Enterprise. She has earned degrees from the University of Evansville and Indiana University. Most recently Erin worked as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s director of outreach at iCivics.

Dr. Ling-Yin Liang is a new assistant professor of physical therapy. She earned her PhD from the University of Delaware, and her MSPT and BSPT at the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. She comes to UE from the University of Delaware where she was a teaching assistant in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. 

Dr. Daniel Lin is a new visiting instructor of piano.  He recently earned his DM in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was an associate instructor at the Jacobs School of Music and piano instructor in the Young Pianist Program.

Jake Mahon is the new assistant baseball coach. He earned his degree from the University of Evansville, and this is his first full-time employment.

John D. Mason is the new senior business applications developer in the Office of Technology Services, and an alum of the University of Evansville. Before coming to work at UE, he was a math teacher at Reitz High School.

Yang Min has joined the Department of Foreign Languages as a visiting instructor in Chinese. Min comes to UE from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China, and is a graduate of the same institution.

Dr. Jessica Morel is a new visiting assistant professor of music and director of Orchestral Activities. She earned her DMA from the University of North Texas and was formerly assistant conductor for the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra in Lewisville, Texas.

Cheneta Morrison is the new assistant volleyball coach. She earned her degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and was a graduate assistant at VCU in their volleyball program.

Doug Novsek makes his way to Evansville after coaching at the University of Nevada from 2006 through the 2014-15 campaign.  Since 2009, He has served as the associate head coach of the Wolfpack. Doug graduated from Southern Illinois in 1987.

Kevin Owens is a new groundskeeper in Physical Plant. Before coming to UE, he worked at Emerald City Lawn Care

Marshall Ray is now head coach for men’s soccer. Before taking this position, he was associate men’s soccer coach. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Evansville.

Viera Rajcan is the new graduate assistant for volleyball. A UE alum, Viera previously was employed at Sports Performance.

Jose Reyes is director of operations for volleyball. Jose is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico. Before coming to UE, he was a video and statistics analyst for the professional league.

Shannon Richardson is the new lead of distribution services for Administrative Services. Shannon worked in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, before coming to UE.

Lindsay Roberts is the new associate director for Adult Education. Lindsay earned her degree from Purdue University, and worked there before taking this position at UE.

Emily Fiedler is the new director for Employment Development in the Center for Career Development. She holds degrees from Butler University and St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Emily was previously employed as the sales coordinator at Peoples Furniture.

Joe Atkinson is the new Multimedia Specialist in Residence in the Department of Communication. He is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Evansville. Joe previously worked in University Relations at UE and most recently has been working as a documentary film maker.

Dr. Rebekah Robinson is a new assistant professor of mathematics. She earned her PhD in applied and industrial mathematics at the University of Louisville, and comes from Humana where she worked as a metrician with the Clinical Intelligence and Analytics team.

Dr. Michael Roscoe has been named founding director, chair and associate professor of UE’s new Department of Physician Assistant Science Program. He earned his PhD in International Health Science from Trident University International in Cypress, California, and is the former assistant dean of Inter-Professional Education at Butler University. 

Dr. Brendan Rowley is a new visiting assistant professor of French. Brendan earned his PhD in French language and literature from Washington University. Before coming to UE, he was a French teacher at Atrisco Heritage Academic High School in Albuquerque.

Kiersten Saltwick is the counselor and communication specialist in International Admissions. Kiersten received her degree from the American University of Rome. This is her first full-time employment.

Dr. Peter L. Schmidt is joining the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. He earned the PhD at Vanderbilt University. Before coming to UE, he was an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Kathryn Schwartzkopf-Phifer has joined the Department of Physical Therapy as an assistant professor. She received her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences and was formerly employed by ProRehab, PC.

Danielle Schuck is the athletic training intern in Athletics. She graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2014. Prior to arriving at UE, Schuck worked for ATI Physical Therapy as an Outreach Athletic Trainer in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Stacey Shanks is a new admissions counselor in the Office of Admission. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. Before coming to UE, Stacey was a business consultant.

Robert Shelby joins the Department of Law, Politics and Society as a visiting assistant professor of Sociology. He is ABD and plans to receive his PhD from the University of Louisville, where he was an independent graduate teaching fellow/graduate teaching assistant.

Martha Stilwell is a new assistant professor of accounting in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. She received her Master’s in professional accounting at the University of Texas at Austin and previously was an audit manager by BKD.

Kathy Taylor is a new administrative assistant in Development and Advancement Services. A UE graduate, Kathy worked at Ivy Tech Community College before coming to work at the University.

Sarah Tuohy is a new external affairs intern in Athletics.  She received her degree from Southern Methodist University. Before coming to UE, Sarah was a sales coordinator at Learfield Sports for Mustang Sports Properties.

Dr. Bhargavi Bandi is a new enrollment technology specialist in the Office of Admission. She is a graduate of Indiana State University, and was employed there before coming to UE.

Quinn Vilneff is a new graduate assistant in the golf program. Quinn is a graduate of the University of Evansville.

Terry Voges is a new enrollment technology specialist in Administrative Services. She earned her degrees from Western Kentucky University and the University of Southern Indiana. Before coming to UE, Terry worked at Springleaf Financial.

Abbey Weintraut is a new admissions counselor in the Office of Admission. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville. She was previously employed as a manager at Kohl's.

Tyler White is a new development officer in Development and Alumni Relations. Tyler is a graduate of UE, and was previously employed at the United Methodist Youth Home/Acorns, in Evansville.

Emily Wilderman is the new assistant to the vice president of Enrollment Services. Emily has a degree from Indiana University. Before coming to UE, she was employed at Thyme in the Kitchen.

Jayson Wiseman is new head coach for women’s tennis. Jayson has a degree from Ferris State, and was previously employed at Wright State University

Jessica Wray is a new admissions counselor in the Office of Admission. She earned her degree from Franklin College. Before coming to UE, Jessica was employed at the Evansville Courier & Press.

Camille Williams is the new records and registration coordinator in the Registrar’s Office. She graduated from Murray State, and comes to the University from Life Touch Studios.

Dr. Pengcheng Xiao joins us as a visiting assistant professor of mathematics. He earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a STEM teaching fellow for the past four years.

* 2015 Berger Awards Presented to Tony Beavers and Kristy Miller during Fall Conference

The 2015 Berger Awards were presented during the recent Fall Conference by Charlie Berger.

The recipient of the Berger Award for Scholarly Activity was UE professor of philosophy Tony Beavers.

Beaver’s scholarly work is recognized world-wide. These activities have often involved undergraduate students, such as the development of UE’s cognitive science major in 2004.

His research areas include: the philosophy of information, the philosophy of cognitive science, computational philosophy, primarily Artificial Intelligence, machine ethics, cognitive modeling and philosophy of mind, and meta-ethics, especially technological threats to moral realism and information ethics.

Beaver’s work has appeared in countless professional journals and publications. He has been invited to speak throughout the United States and all over the world about his research and his work. He is a member of several professional organizations and has participated in numerous conferences, institutes, symposia and workshops over the years as well.

In 2013, he received the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Teaching Award. In 2012, he received the World Technology Award in Ethics, sponsored by TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAS and the MIT Technology Review.

Kristy Miller, professor of chemistry and chair of UE’s Chemistry Department, was the recipient of the 2015 Berger Award for Service.

Miller came to UE I n 2004. Since that time she has dedicated herself to serving the University, her department and the community.

Under her leadership as chair, her department raised a quarter of a millions dollars for instrumentation, support of undergraduate research and discretionary gifts. She is well known on campus for her enthusiasm, work ethic and tireless dedication to the University.

Miller has served on many University committees, including the Physicians’ Assistant Director Search Committee, University of Evansville-Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Outreach, and the Dean of Admission Search Committee.

She is a member of many community organizations such as the Vanderburgh County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Selection Committee and Vanderburgh County Discretionary Grants Committee. She is a board member of the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville. Her prominent community profile led to her being named one of the “20 under 40” in 2012 by the Evansville Business Journal.

* 25 and 50 Year Awards Presented during Fall Conference

The annual 25 Year Awards were given out at the recent Fall Conference, along with a special 50 Year Award. Receiving the 25 Year Awards were Jeff Chestnut, UE director of the Fitness Center; Dave Dwyer, p-UE professor of mathematics; and Sue Edwards, associate director of UE’s Admission Operations. Professor of theatre and long-time chair of the Theatre Department John David Lutz received the 50 Year Award.

Jeff Chestnut
Chestnut earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University and his Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Evansville.

In 1990, he started his career at UE in the shipping and receiving department. Then he learned that the University planned to build a Student Fitness Center. With his background in physical education, Chestnut knew that was where he wanted to be. When the facility opened in 1991, he became the Fitness Center’s assistant director. In 2001, he took on the role of Fitness Center director.

Chestnut was also UE’s coordinator of Multicultural Affairs for several years. 

He has also been active in many community activities including the Dragon Boat race, YMCA Corporate Challenge and Race for the Cure. 

Chestnut says that his main goal has always been to educate and motivate the UE community to actively participate in the quest to stay fit.    

Dave Dwyer
Dwyer says that he arrived at the University in 1990 “as a fetus with a PhD in math from Purdue.”

Since then he has taught more than 30 classes, developed several programs, written textbooks, received grants, and served on countless committees.  He has been chair of the math department since 2006.

Highlights of his career include receiving the Outstanding Teacher and Dean’s Teaching Awards in 2000, receiving the Berger Award for Scholarship in 2013, and teaching a student adorned with a large constricting snake in 2015.

Also in 2015, he induced a college president to utter the phrase “adorned with a large constricting snake” in a public setting!

Dwyer will tell you that in his 25 years at UE, he has been privileged to teach and to be taught by thousands of amazing students. He treasures his relationships with fellow faculty members and is inspired by their passion, their brilliance, and their creativity.

Sue Edwards
Edwards earned her Bachelor of Liberal Studies from the University of Evansville n 1998.  As associate director of Admission Operations, she is responsible for the supervision of support staff, and assists with implementation of Slate (CRM)

Edwards also participates with the Ellucian Student Team and Supper User Group to maintain applicant information in Colleague. In addition, she assists with budget, and communicates with many departments within the UE community and outside vendors to assist in our recruiting endeavors. 

In 2015, Edwards was named the University of Evansville’s January Employee of the Month.

She says that she feels blessed to have such great co-workers that enable her to be successful in her job.

John David Lutz
For 31 of the 50 years that John David Lutz has served the University, he was chair of the Theatre Department. He is the longest serving faculty member in UE’s history.

In 1964, he graduated from UE (then known as Evansville College.) After earning an MA from the University of Denver, he returned to UE in as an instructor and technical director. He later earned an MFA from the University of New Orleans.

Lutz has directed over 75 UE Theatre productions, directed at regional theatres, and directed the Off-Broadway premiere of Between Daylight and Boonville, by Matt Williams, a UE alumnus.

Under his leadership, the UE Department of Theatre has gained national recognition as one of the premiere theatre training programs in the nation. 

The awards he has received are almost too numerous to mention, but just a few are:  the University of Evansville Medal of Honor, the Berger Award for Outstanding Creative Artist, the Indiana Governor’s Arts Award for Arts Educator of the Year, and the University of Evansville Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. 

* UE Bookstore Introducing RedShelf

The UE Bookstore is now offering eBook versions of textbooks through RedShelf for students interested in eBook formats. Titles with eBook versions are indicated in the store and can be searched on the Bookstore website as well. However, if you purchase your eBook in the store you can charge it to your student account just like any other textbook. Full download instructions will be given to you as well. eBook purchases through our website link are made directing to RedShelf and cannot be put on your student account. 

If you have any questions please ask store staff. The Bookstore now offers new, used, rental and eBook versions of textbooks to assist all student needs. 

* UE Faculty, Staff & Community Photographers! Exhibit Your Photographs!!

The Art Exhibit in the Krannert Hall Gallery, September 21-October 23, will feature photographs taken by members of the UE community. The Krannert Gallery is in the Krannert Hall Art & Music building, where academic and public visibility is high. Let's show our community how talented we are!

Please drop off your work in the Art Office prior to September 15. All work must be framed (preferably matted) and ready for hanging.

The glass cases in the gallery are locked, and your work will be secure as well as insured during the show.

Call Corliss Chastain, Gallery director, at, 207-650-6073 with any questions.

* 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 

* Campus Now Tobacco-Free

In support of the health and well-being of the campus community, the University is now Tobacco-Free. New this Fall, 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:



* Lisa Kretz Asked To Contribute to Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Policy

Professor Lisa Kretz was asked to contribute to the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Policy on the topic of the "Cost of Ethics." This Springer Major Reference Work will be published in both print and online. 

* Mohammad K. Azarian Selected as a Peer Reviewer for the Fulbright Scholar Program

Professor of Mathematics Mohammad K. Azarian is one of seven mathematicians in the United States who has been selected to be a discipline peer reviewer for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Prospective peer reviewers are identified based on recommendations by the Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Advisory Board members, CIES staff, and bi-national Fulbright Commissions. Peer reviewers are appointed by the CIES on the authority of the Conference Board of Associated Research Councils. The final selection of a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship is made by a 12-member Board appointed by the President of the United States, and the U.S. Department of State confirms the availability of funding. 

* Atefeh Yazdanparast presented at the 2015 American Marketing Association Conference

Atefeh Yazdanparast presented an experimental research titled “The mirror effect: How objective self-awareness and emotions motivate cosmetic procedure decision making” at the 2015 American Marketing Association Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference in Chicago. Her research focuses on the motivational role of emotions in decisions to undergo unnecessary cosmetic procedures and provides contributions to objective self-awareness and self-discrepancy theories.



* Aces Softball Announces Fall Schedule

In their tune-up for the spring season, the University of Evansville softball team will play on five dates in September. All games are open to the public.

The first date is Saturday, September 12 when the Purple Aces host Wabash Valley for a doubleheader. The first game is slated to begin at noon with the second coming at 2 p.m. Eight days later, Evansville will head to Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. for a pair of games against Division I foes. UE will take on IUPUI at 1 p.m. ET on Sept. 20 before facing Miami Ohio at 3 p.m. ET.

Evansville is back home the next weekend and will be playing each day from Sept. 25-27. On Friday, Sept. 27, the Aces take on crosstown rival USI at 7 p.m. in a single game. At noon on the 28th, the team will host an Alumni Game. The final tilt of the fall will be held on Sunday as Evansville takes on Olney Central in a doubleheader. Game one will begin at noon with the second being held at 2 p.m.

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

2015 Fall Schedule:
9/12 – vs. Wabash Valley (DH) – 12/2 p.m.
9/20 – vs. IUPUI – 1 p.m. ET (Westfield, Ind.)
9/20 – vs. Miami Ohio – 3 p.m. ET (Westfield, Ind.)
9/25 – vs. USI – 7 p.m.
9/26 – Alumni Game – 12 p.m.
9/27 – vs. Olney Central (DH) – 12/2 p.m.

* UE Men's and Women’s Soccer Teams Announce Promotional Schedule

The University of Evansville athletics department is proud to announce the 2015 men’s and women’s soccer promotional schedule.

The women’s soccer team has a special Field of Dreams Uganda Fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 30 as the Purple Aces will be collecting donations for their trip to Uganda. The match against Miami (Ohio) will begin at 1:00 p.m. CDT.

Both soccer teams will host a Military Appreciation Night this season. The men’s game will be held on Friday, Sept. 4 against Air Force with a 7:30 p.m. start time. The women’s Military Appreciation Night / Wounded Warrior game will be played on Friday, Sept. 11 against Belmont at 7:00 p.m. All military, current or retired, with a valid ID will receive a free ticket plus a free guest ticket as well. Family members of the military will also be able to receive a discounted $5 ticket.

Homecoming will occur on Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of a doubleheader. The women’s team hosts Loyola in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup starting at 3:00 p.m. The Aces will also be holding their Multiple Sclerosis Night and wearing orange to support the cause. After the conclusion of the women’s game, the men’s team will host Drake in MVC action at 6:00 p.m.

The women’s soccer team will also play Drake with Senior Night festivities on Saturday, October 10. The match is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

October 24 marks Indiana Youth Soccer Night for the men’s team. Any kid wearing their youth soccer jersey will receive free admission to the Saturday night 7:00 p.m. conference match with Missouri State.

The men’s team also ends the season with Senior Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 when Northern Kentucky visits for a 7:00 p.m. game.

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

* UE Men's Soccer Drops Final Exhibition Match 3-1

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-1-0) was defeated 3-1 by IUPUI (1-0-1) in a home exhibition on Sunday night.

Freshman Mikey Matic tallied the lone goal for UE, who begins the regular season at Milwaukee on Friday, Aug. 28 before returning home for the ProRehab Aces Classic and Military Appreciation Night on Sept. 4.

“This match was good preparation for the regular season,” said Evansville head men’s soccer coach Marshall Ray. “It was a physical match and we lost our focus at times.”

The teams played to a scoreless tie after 45 minutes. The first half featured 26 fouls (19 for IUPUI, seven by Evansville). There was only one shot on goal, a 39th minute blast from the right wing by sophomore forward Desmond Dolphy that was saved by goalkeeper Eduardo Cortes.

IUPUI broke the scoreless tie with goals in the 46th and 54th minutes.

Down 2-0, UE answered back with a 67th minute goal. Freshman midfielder Brian Hughes dribbled in and had a back pass to Matic for the blast from the top of the 18 yard box. The goal was the second this preseason for Matic and brought UE within one, 2-1.

Just 19 seconds later, IUPUI scored again to bring the lead back up to two.

“We worked hard to get ourselves back in the match at 1-2,” said Ray, “but giving the third goal up straight off the kickoff did not help our cause.”

Evansville was unable to score the remainder of the match in the 3-1 defeat.

IUPUI (28) and Evansville (14) combined for 42 fouls and three yellow cards (two for the Jaguars and one by UE). Sophomore midfielder Ian McGrath took a team-high four shots (one on goal) for the Aces. Matic also recorded three shots (two on goal).

Evansville's next match is at Milwaukee on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7:00 p.m. CDT. UE is back at home on Friday, Sept. 4 for the opening round of the ProRehab Aces Classic. It is Military Appreciation Night with all current or retired military members receiving free admission. The match will begin at 7:30 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 more 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 Women's Soccer Falls 3-2 to UT-Martin

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (0-2) was defeated 3-2 at home by UT-Martin (1-1) on Sunday afternoon.

UE tallied the first two goals of the match but the Purple Aces yielded the final three goals of the day in the loss. It is the second consecutive match in which Evansville held a two goal lead but was unable to claim the victory.

"It was a disappointing outing today," said UE head women's soccer coach Krista McKendree. "We didn't play a complete game. We have to find a way to start better out of halftime. The good thing is that we have all week to get it sorted."

The Aces took the lead just 95 seconds into the match. Off a UTM turnover in the 18 yard box, junior midfielder Bronwyn Boswell found senior midfielder Allie Arguello to her left for the go-ahead goal. It was the first career goal for Arguello.
Ahead 1-0, Evansville increased the advantage in the 14th minute on a corner kick from freshman forward Molly Lear. The ball curved from the far corner to the near post where sophomore defender Olivia Shafer headed in the second goal of the match. The goal was the first for Shafer this season.

UE kept the 2-0 advantage into halftime only to see UT-Martin tie the match with goals in the 49th and 75th minutes. The Skyhawks then took their first lead on a goal in the 78th minute.

Down 3-2, Evansville looked for the equalizer but an 89th minute shot from sophomore midfielder Carlie Scales was saved and freshman forward Sara Osinski’s shot with four seconds remaining sailed high.

Boswell and Lear each recorded an assist in the match. Lear and Osinski led UE with three shots each. Osinski was the lone Purple Ace with multiple shots on goal (two). Junior goalkeeper Whitney Biggs posted seven saves.

UE is on the road for their next match at SEMO on Friday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Evansville is back at home on Sunday, Aug. 30 with a 1:00 p.m. start vs. Miami (Ohio). The Aces will be holding a Field of Dreams Uganda Fundraiser that night for the team’s trip to Uganda.

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 more 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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