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Monday, March 21, 2016

* Purple Visit Day today!

The Office of Admission is hosting a Purple Visit Day today. There will be almost 100 families on campus for this event. The visitors will join the UE community for lunch in Café Court until1:00 p.m., with the largest group eating at noon so seating will be very tight in the dining area. Please give our visitors a warm welcome. 

* Robb Waltner named new University of Evansville librarian

The University of Evansville has named Robb Waltner as the new university librarian. He will begin his new duties on June 1.

Waltner has 22 years of experience in academic libraries. He comes to UE from the University of North Florida, where he was head of acquisitions and collection development for that university’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library. Following the completion of his MA degree he spent four years as UE’s Periodicals Librarian.

He earned both his Master of Arts degree in library, media, and information science, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Florida.

“We are very happy that Robb has accepted the position of university librarian,” said UE president Thomas A. Kazee. “Robb has an impressive and extensive record of experience in academic libraries, and will foster a culture of innovation and collaborative interaction with faculty, staff, and students.”

At UE, Waltner will be providing leadership and working with five professional librarians and seven paraprofessionals to meet the information needs of the University community. The University’s newly renovated library serves the University faculty, nearly 2,500 students from 43 states and 51 countries, and the general public. 

“The library at UE is an important campus intellectual and informational resource center,” said Michael Cullen, UE senior vice president for academic affairs. “Robb’s expertise, vision and leadership will be invaluable as we continue that tradition.”

* Innovation and Re-Investment Fund proposal deadline is today

Please be reminded that the due date for the next round of proposals to the Innovation and Re-Investment Fund is today, Friday, April 1. 

Application material can be found in AceLink by clicking “Areas” and then “Programs Task Force.”

Also, those proposals awarded in the first and second round are 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 submissions, please contact Programs Task Force chair Shane Davidson, at or ext. 2477.


What's Happening Today

* All majors welcome at today's Philosophy Club meeting

There will be a Philosophy club meeting today in Room 204 in Hyde Hall at 6:00 p.m. All majors are welcome to attend. It will be a fun, light discussion about ethical issues and current events. E-mail if you are interested in being added to the club’s e-mail list.

* The Holiest Week of the Year

All are welcome to join the Newman Club for our weekly Monday Night Dinner and Discussion today from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Newman Center! Father Christian Raab, OSB, will be here to lead a discussion on "Holy Week: The Holiest Week of the Year."

Build your own pasta is on the menu. We hope to see you there!

Please call/text Kristel at 812-760-8610 for more information.

* Hacienda Give Back for PT Students is today

Second year DPT students are having a fundraiser at Hacienda on South Green River Road in Evansville, today! These funds will go toward paying for a board exam preparation class the students are attending in December. Take in this token or mention that you are supporting the UE PT students and 20% of your bill will be donated back. This counts for all dining-in food and beverages and carry out, as well as any gift cards purchased on that day! If you can't make it today, but would like to purchase a gift card to use at your convenience, contact Nicole at

* UE Theatre Presents Shadow Hour in May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents Ralph Tropf’s Shadow Hour, opening tonight at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on March 19, 21, 23, and 24, and at 2:00 p.m. on March 20.

Shadow Hour is Tropf’s gripping drama surrounding the trial and conviction of a United States senator, Adam Martin. After a moment of passion, what was intended to be a platonic date between two colleagues soon becomes the center of a nationally disputed court case. The country watches as the trial attempts to discover the truth from both a defendant and plaintiff who aren’t certain of it themselves. Through intricately woven scenes of juror deliberation and suspenseful cross-examination, Tropf’s tale becomes a provocative discussion of agency, responsibility, and guilt.

Brogan Lozano, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, directs the student-led production of Shadow Hour. Tucker Steinlage, a junior from Buford, Georgia, serves as the scenic designer; Eva Porras from Kingwood, Texas, is the costume designer; Avery Reagan, a junior from Conyers, Georgia, is the lighting designer; Matt McDonald, a freshman from Indianapolis, Indiana, serves the sound designer; and Peter Orkiszewski, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, is the dramaturg.

Junior Chris Brumley from Louisville, Kentucky, portrays the defendant Senator Martin, while junior Hannah Connally from Arlington, Texas, plays the plaintiff Christy Connelly. Rounding out the ensemble are freshmen Kristopher Adams from Houston, Texas, Jennifer Baker from Vernon Hills, Illinois, Alexandra Curren from McKinney, Texas, Kathleen Finch from College Station, Texas, and Luke Kelly from Dubuque, Iowa; juniors Robbie Love from St. Louis, Missouri, and Kendall Reasons from Spring Hill, Tennessee; and seniors Amelya Hensley from Lexington, Kentucky, Glyne Pease from Las Vegas, Nevada, Tara Sorg from Haubstadt, Indiana, and Grace Theobald from Louisville, Kentucky.

Ticket prices are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.

* AT-shirt for Uganda

Ever wonder what to do with the T-shirts that just sit in your drawer and never get worn? From March 21-23, you can donate them to AT Club's AT-shirt for Uganda. All of the donated T-shirts will be given to children and adults in Uganda. You can donate your T-shirts on March 23, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 4:00-6:00 p.m., at a table in Ridgway University Center. 

For every three T-shirts you donate, you get a chance to make a guess at how many T-shirts will be donated. The winner of that competition will get a $20 gift card!

If you have any questions, please e-mail Megan Morris ( or Hannah Bernhardt ( 


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: A joint faculty recital

Today's evening recital will feature consortium horn instructor Emily Britton and associate professor of low brass Kenneth Steinsultz in a program of works from the modern era. Highlights will include Dutch composer Jan Koetsier’s Concertino, Op. 74, and Fred L. Clinard’s Sonata for Unaccompanied Euphonium. With the exception of that work, pianist Jaime Teichmer will accompany the duo as they play together and separately and Consortium flute instructor Cara Dailey will join Britton for a performance of French composer Georges Barboteu’s Esquisse. The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

* Writing Boot Camp: The Anti-Plagiarism Workshop

“But professor, this author writes so much better than I do!”

In the Writing Boot Camp: The Anti-Plagiarism Workshop, you will learn how to use quotations, paraphrasing and summarizing to support your research while at the same time giving credit to the intellectual property of your sources. We will also review the techniques of summary and paraphrasing to help effectively incorporate outside sources into your papers. Join us today at 5:00 p.m., in the Writing Center for this important session. 

* UE Swing Dance Fundraiser planned for April 8

The UE Swing Dance Fundraiser will take place on Friday April 8, at the downtown Evansville Tropicana Ballroom beginning at 8:00 p.m. Activities will include dancing, a silent auction, and free dessert reception. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting Timothy Zifer, professor of music, at or calling ext. 2878. All proceeds benefit UE Jazz, University of Evansville Music Management Association, and the Friends of UE Music. Come swing with us! 

* Women's HERstory Month events at UE

Several events are planned at UE for Women’s HERstory Month.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center

Women in... Professional Positions
Annette Parks, professor of history, will be the moderator for this panel discussion. Panelists will include several local professional women, including the executive director from the Evansville African American Museum, the CEO and director of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, an immigration attorney, and a morning news anchor from 44 News. After the panel discussion, there will be a question and answer session with the panelists and the audience. This event is sponsored by the UE Office of Diversity Initiatives and UE Gender and Women's Studies.

Wednesday, March 23
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center

Film and Discussion: The Mask You Live In
The film The Mask You Live In is an exploration of American masculinity. It was created by the team that made the movie Miss Representation. This event is sponsored by the UE Office of Diversity Initiatives and UE Gender and Women's Studies

Thursday, March 24
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center

HerStory: Evansville Women in the 20th Century (Monologues)
This event commemorates the accomplishments of historic Evansville women from th 19th and 20th centuries. This event is sponsored by the Stepping Up Committee and the UE Office of Diversity Initiatives.


* Sex on Campus

Sex on Campus, a sexual health program put on by UE nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, is planned for today. The event will start at 5:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy! 

* GAP info session and free pizza!

Join us to learn about the GAP Program and have lunch while you're there. All majors are encouraged to attend!

The GAP info session is planned for:

Tuesday, March 22
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Room 250, Schroeder School of Business Building

Real World, Real Results!

* Exciting Lunch with the Aces set for April 15

A new and exciting format will be in place for the annual Lunch with the Aces event, which is set for Friday, April 15.

For the first time, the event will be held on campus and will feature a full program. The event will be in the Maikranz Gym in Carson Center from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Colt Ryan will be the keynote speaker for the program. Ryan, one of the top players in Purple Aces Men’s Basketball history, graduated in 2013 as the leading scorer in University of Evansville history.

Attendees will be able to eat lunch at any point from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at 12:30 p.m. This allows people who are on a strict lunch period to come and go as they need.

The cost of the lunch is $25 for those who register before April 11. Tickets will also be available at the door for $30.

Marx Barbecue is catering the event and will serve a whole roasted pig. UE student-athletes will be sitting at each table while coaches of the Aces programs will be serving food and drinks.

Corporate tables may be purchased for $350 and contain several great benefits, including a full table of eight seats, tables in the front of the room, logo in the program and on the video screen as well as mentions by the emcee.

Another great part of the day is that those who attend can purchase baseball tickets for the 6:00 p.m. game versus Bradley that night for just $3. Tickets normally cost $7 for home baseball games.

For more information, please contact Amy Davidson at 812-488-2338 or

Those who would like to attend can register here:
or by filling out the registration form and sending it to Amy Davidson in Carson Center.

* NSLS Speaker 3 rebroadcast

The NSLS Speaker 3 rebroadcast will be today from 7:00-8:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. Those unable to attend should please e-mail Jennifer Allen at to get an e-mail invitation for the link. Remember - all members must attend three speaker broadcasts as part of the requirements to be officially inducted in April. 

* Financial preparedness class for new parents

The University of Evansville and St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children are offering a class on financial preparedness for new and expectant parents on Thursday, April 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class will be in the St. Mary's Gift Conference Room.

While the class is free, registration is required. To register, go to and click the "Class or Event" tab, or call Terry Cooper at 812-485-6016.

This class is for those having their first child and for those who are welcoming another baby to the family.

Topics to be addressed in the class include household financial planning, taxes and insurance, and resources available for those needing assistance.

* Come see exciting changes to Harlaxton!

The Harlaxton Programs Office wants to share the changes to the application process for students. Starting with Summer 2017, the application process will be completely online. Come to Room 153 (Eades Music Room), Schroeder School of Business Building on March 24 from 3:00- 5:00 p.m. for a demonstration of the system and learn how to help your advisees and interested students apply online! 


Info You Should Know

* Join University of Evansville's College Mentor's staff!

Are you looking for a leadership position, love kids, and are ready to make a difference in the community? Then College Mentors is the organization for you! We are an organization partnered with Joshua Academy, an elementary school in Evansville, working with grades 1 through 5 to "connect college students with the most to give to kids who need it most."

We are currently looking for dedicated college students to join our staff for Fall 2016 - Spring 2017. Our activities are on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m.

Visit our site to learn more about the organization and to fill out a staff application! In addition to being a great leadership opportunity and impacting a child's life, it is also a way to get volunteer hours for another organization.

Can't apply and still want to be a part of our mission to connect college students with the most to give to kids who need it most? You can by donating to our chapter fundraising page, which can be found on our website. Your change can make a change!

* Fitness Center hours for Thursday and Easter Break

The Fitness Center will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. There will be a Zumba Class from 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

The Fitness Center will be closed on Friday, March 25, Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27.


* Scam alert – copiers and printers

Individuals on campus are again randomly receiving scam calls from individuals requesting departmental printer and/or copier information (model or serial numbers, cartridge numbers, etc.). Keep in mind, UE current printer/copier vendors already have access to UE equipment and supply information and will never call departments requesting it. In some cases, scammers are calling and asking for individuals by name, saying that they need copier/printer information for repair purposes. A scammer's intent is to obtain information and to bill the University. Please do not give them any information. Simply tell the caller that you are not authorized to provide information and refer them to the Office of Administrative Services. Usually this quickly ends the conversation.

If you receive a scam call, please report it to Kim Winsett, Office of Administrative Services, at ext. 2940.

* Vote for people's choice award in student art exhibition

Stop by the Melvin Peterson Gallery to view the 54th annual Student Art Exhibition and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Each visitor may cast one vote for his or her favorite piece of artwork.  The student whose piece earns the most votes by the end of the exhibition on Friday, April 2, will be declared the winner and receive a $150 cash award.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open noon-3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, and noon-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* May graduates

May graduates are reminded that if they need a cap and gown and/or graduation announcements they should visit the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. This is especially important for master's or doctoral graduates as their items take additional time to order and receive. If you have any questions, please contact the UE Bookstore 

* Recyclemania: Evie visit and more

We loved having Evie, the Keep Evansville Beautiful mascot, visit our campus last month! Seventy-two people signed pledges to recycle, and Evie made a lot of new friends! Many thanks to Amanda Green from KEB and to Evie’s owners Steve and Susan Harp for sharing their amazing, litter retrieving lab with UE. You can see pictures from Evie’s visit on the UE Facebook page or the UE Environmental Management Facebook page.

Recyclemania continues until April 2, so please recycle all you can! You can check out results on the Recyclemania webpage.

As a reminder, please keep food items out of the recycle bins – contamination can cause the entire bag to be thrown in the trash.

Thank you for recycling, and please email or call ext. 2697 if you have any questions or suggestions to improve UE’s Recycling program, or notice recycling bins that need to be emptied.

For more information, check out AceLink/Areas/Recycling, visit

* Central Receiving reminder - Good Friday

Since UE campus will be closed Good Friday, March 25, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete deliveries before campus closes for Easter Break.

• UE Central Receiving will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, and re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning, March 28.
• Offices that plan to be unstaffed earlier than Friday, March 25, are asked to notify Central Receiving in advance to avoid unnecessary delivery stops.

For delivery questions, contact Central Receiving at ext. 2181.

* UE Mail Services reminder - Good Friday

Since UE campus will be closed Good Friday, March 25, pease note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete deliveries before Easter Break.

• UE Mail Services will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, and re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning, March 28.
• Offices that plan to be unstaffed earlier than Friday, March 25, are asked to notify Mail Services in advance to avoid unnecessary morning delivery stops.

For mail questions, contact Mail Services at ext. 2197.

* Nominations now being accepted for the Outstanding Senior Service Awards

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at Commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and future contribution to society.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards nominations will be accepted March 15-April 6.  The nomination application is available here.

Please print it out and share copies with students whom you would like to nominate so they can complete the requirements and submit their applications.  Copies are also available in the Office of the Dean of Students.  

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 6. 

Questions can be referred to Karen Martin at or 812-488-2500. 

* The Happy Class

Welcome on a journey to experience all that happiness is ... A commitment to make small changes will produce some amazing results!

Join the Center for Adult Education on the University of Evansville's campus and experience this unique opportunity provided by Happy Matters, Inc. This professional and personal development class will meet one night a week for eight weeks.

Space is limited! Deadline to register is April 6.

The best is yet to come.... in you, in us, in the world.

For more information and to download the registration form, visit the Happy Class Website

* BIOL 100 online

Are you interested in taking a non-major biology course with a lab over the summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy, general education requirements? Then take BIOL 100 D01 – Fundamentals of Biology online during Summer I (May 16 to June 17). Please contact Dale Edwards ( for more details. 

* Nominations due tomorrow for Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations for consideration of the Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards are due tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30.

These awards will be presented at the 21st Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 21 at 7:00 p.m.  Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Student Leader of the Year

More than 80 percent of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30. Please click here to download a nomination form or stop by Room 230 in Ridgway University Center to pick up a nomination form from the Office of the Dean of Students. 

If you have any questions, please contact the vice president for student affairs/dean of students at ext. 2500 or by e-mail at

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements.  

* Attention rising juniors and seniors - Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship Applications available

Attention rising juniors and seniors – applications for the Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship are now available for 2016-17

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2016-17 may apply for this scholarship. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid located in Room 116, Olmsted Administration Hall. Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1.

You may also request application materials by e-mailing

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via e-mail or by phone at 812-488-2364.

* Attention rising sophomores – Hartig Memorial Scholarship applications available

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Marvin E. Hartig, UE professor emeritus, are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship is dedicated in loving memory of Hartig, who was dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, he was appointed dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for 35 years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2016-17 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not file the FAFSA.

Applicants must submit a completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used. Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid located in Room 116, Olmsted Administration Hall, or by e-mailing Trisha Hawkes at

Completed applications and essays should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1. Decisions will be announced by August 1.  

* Now Accepting Global Scholar applications for 2016-17

The Global Scholars program is designed to offer support for faculty engaged in scholarship or curriculum development that helps prepare our students, and community (public, private, and civic sector partners) for global leadership, citizenry, and success. It is expected that the Global Scholars’ activities will have a positive impact on the global mindset of some of our constituencies, including students, faculty, and the greater Evansville community.

The Global Scholars program is supported and administered by the Institute for Global Enterprise and is made possible in part by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund.

Current funding will support two awards. Awards include a stipend of $2,000 and a professional development budget of up to $3,000. Appropriate uses of funding include airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, research materials, and conference fees.

The deadline for full consideration is May 1. Click here for more details.

* Need financial aid for summer courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a summer financial aid application, which you can find here. The form is also available in the Office of Financial Aid.

We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases during the summer term is limited to: direct loans, PLUS loans, private student loans, federal Pell grants, tuition remission (employees and dependents), and student employment.

Refer to the summer form to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible based on your anticipated enrollment status. 

* March 2016 Pcard Cycle Ending

The March Pcard cycle which began February 23 ends on March 21, at midnight. As of March 23, cardholders may schedule and run the March Cycle report. March transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until March 28. On March 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the March Cycle. 



* Stevenson and students present research and win research awards at professional psychology conferences

UE psychology majors Emily Denne, Breigh House, Evan McCracken (alumnus), Tyler Plogher (alumnus), and Taylor Wornica, and associate professor Margaret Stevenson recently attended several professional psychology conferences where they presented a total of four talks and six poster research presentations and won several research awards.

House was honored at the APLS Minority Affairs Banquet for winning a competitive APPLE (Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience) grant for research through Division 41 of the American Psychological Association.

A poster presentation, spearheaded by House, and co-authored by Stevenson, McCracken, and Plogher was awarded the “APLS Student Research Award.” The presentation was titled “Racially Diverse Juries Make White Jurors Feel Less Comfortable and More Self-Focused.”

Plogher’s senior thesis research, titled “My Husband is a Sex Offender: Stereotyping and Implications for Discrimination” was honored as an invited presentation at the annual American Psychology and Law Society (AP-LS) conference for being awarded third place for the “APLS Best Undergraduate Research Paper.”

At the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference in San Diego in February, Denne and Wornica presented a poster, co-authored with Stevenson, titled “Effects of Decision-Maker Gender on Child Custodial Decisions in Cases Involving Child Abuse.”

At the annual American Psychology and Law Society (AP-LS) Conference in San Diego, California in March, Stevenson chaired two symposia sessions titled “Predictors of Child Custodial Case Outcomes: Implications from Experimental and Archival Research,” and “Moral Disengagement as a Predictor and Mediator of Legal Judgments” and presented a talk within the former symposium titled “Dehumanizing Children Increases Child Physical Punishment: Applications of Stereotype Content Model.”

McCracken also presented a talk within this symposium session, co-authored with Plogher and Stevenson, titled “Just Like Your Father: Sex Offenders’ Sons are Dehumanized and Ostracized.”

Wornica and Denne presented invited talks at APLS, titled “Effects of a Mother’s History of Mental Illness on Child Custodial Decisions” and “Understanding Child Custodial Decisions: Implications from Stereotype Content Model,” respectively.

Finally, House, Buechler, and Stevenson will be presenting two research presentations at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Conference in Chicago this May.

These research projects were funded by multiple UE undergraduate research grants, an ARSAF grant, and grants through the American Psychology and Law Society. Travel for the students was funded in part by UE’s student government and by competitive grants from Division 41 of the American Psychology and Law Society.

* Reed to teach at Notre Dame University

Douglas Reed, university organist emeritus/professor emeritus of music, has accepted an invitation to serve as adjunct professor of music at Notre Dame University during the 2016-17 academic year. Reed will teach the masters and doctoral students of Notre Dame organ professor Craig Cramer, who will be on sabbatical leave. Reed will teach and perform a faculty recital on the Fritts organ in the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. 

* D-1 powerhouses collaborate to save endangered frogs

Six UE biology majors, one biology alumnus, and assistant professor of biology Noah Gordon recently participated in a collaboration with biologists from Purdue, Indiana State, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to collect data on the state endangered crawfish frog. Their goal was to assess the genetics of this species for reestablishing populations.

Students Kane Stratman, Andrew Nunn, Beth Andrews, Tyler Wintermute, Christina Schilling, and Aisha Tijjani spent many nights over spring break searching for the elusive frog. Despite being assigned what all acknowledge to be the most challenging population in the state to survey, the Purple Aces frog team managed to sample seven frogs. Go Aces! 

* Maass wins Best Post of 2016 award

An article by UE political science professor Richard Maass - titled "Want to help the Islamic State recruit? Treat all Muslims as potential terrorists" - has won the Best Post of 2016 award from the International Studies Association's Online Media Caucus. The article was written during the aftermath of the Paris attacks and was originally published at the Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post  on November 30, 2015.

The article can be read here.

The full list of winners can be seen here.




* Purple Aces Club Golf Classic set for May 16

Oak Meadow Country Club will serve as host to the 2016 Purple Aces Club Golf Classic on Monday, May 16. One of the most important and entertaining fundraisers of the year, the golf classic is open to all. Individuals can sign up to play for $150 while foursomes are available for $600. The entry fee includes your golf, a boxed lunch, drinks, a polo shirt, and post-golf hors d’oeuvres.

On-site registration and lunch begin at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start commencing the action at noon. A post-golf reception will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. with the awards ceremony taking place 30 minutes later.

A registration link will be posted very soon, but to reserve your spot immediately, contact Amy Davidson at 812-488-2199 or

The format is a four person scramble where everyone hits off the tee. Teams start on the regular tee and move back after a birdie, up for a bogie and up after two consecutive pars. All players putt and there is a maximum of two putts on each green. Mulligans will not be available. In their place, a length of string will be provided to make a putt without an additional stroke being added. Once a length is used, it cannot be reused. Additional lengths may be purchased.

This format should allow for normal pace of play as it adds no additional strokes and actually eliminates strokes as a team from the fairway.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available and include a hole sponsor, longest drive, closest to the pin, carts, reception, and event title.

For more information on those opportunities, please contact John Rodgers at 812-488-2488.

* Women's golf tied for ninth after day one

Kayla Katterhenry and Madison Chaney paced the University of Evansville Women’s Golf team in the opening day of the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate at the Sevierville Golf Club.

Evansville ranks in a tie for ninth place overall with two rounds remaining. The Purple Aces finished Sunday’s round with a 333 and trail Western Illinois by four strokes. The Leathernecks are currently in eighth.

Pacing UE was Kayla Katterhenry. The junior posted a round of 80 on Sunday and ranks in a tie for sixteenth place. She completed the opening round two strokes ahead of freshman Madison Chaney, who carded an 82. She stands in a tie for twenty-seventh.

Third on the squad was Maggie Camp, who registered an 83 on the day. She is tied for thirty-third. Next up was Maria Pickens. The freshman notched an 88 while Giulia Mallmann notched an 89 in the opening round.

A pair of individuals played for UE as Carly Waggoner completed the opening round with an 87 while Rachel Marchi checked in with an 89.

Southern Mississippi had a dominant opening day and lead the tournament by ten strokes. The Golden Eagles finished Sunday with a 305 and are ten ahead of second-place Youngstown State. Devon Spriddle of USM leads the pack on the individual side. Her 72 was two ahead of Emily Dixon of YSU.

* Aces fall short in finale against Drake

Another hard-fought game saw the University of Evansville softball team come up just one run short as they fell to Drake by a final of 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in the series finale.

Evansville (11-12, 0-3 MVC) fell behind by a 2-0 score in the third inning, but tied it up behind a Morgan Florey double in the bottom half of the frame. The Bulldogs (12-10, 3-0 MVC) came right back with what would be the winning run in the top of the fourth inning, taking the 3-2 win.

Florey and Danielle Freeman notched the Aces two hits on the day. Amanda Blankenship made the start, throwing the first two innings, giving up just two hits. Florey went the rest of the way, allowing three runs in five innings of work. She took the loss. Nicole Newman picked up her third win of the weekend for DU. She went the distance, giving up two runs on two hits.

Drake pushed the first two runs of the game across the plate in the top of the third inning before Evansville had its first chance in the bottom of the frame. Chandra Parr was hit by a pitch and advanced to third as Danielle Freeman hit one through the left side. The duo advanced to second and third on the throw.

With two outs, Courtney Land drew a walk to bring Morgan Florey up to the plate. Florey hit a high pop to left field that was dropped, allowing the tying runs to score. The Bulldogs had a response of their own, posting a single run in the top of the next frame to retake the lead at 3-2.

Newman took care of business from there as she threw all seven innings on her way to her third victory of the weekend.

A trip to Lawrence, Kansas, is up next for UE as they will play Kansas in a doubleheader on Tuesday. Game one is set for 11:00 a.m. with the second to follow.

* Men's golf finishes opening round in Sevierville

Will Knights was the Purple Aces’ top performer of the day as the University of Evansville Men’s Golf team wrapped up the opening round of the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate at Sevierville Golf Club.

Knights finished the day with a round of 73 and stands in a tie for twenty-fifth place with two rounds to go. He completed the day four shots ahead of Tyler Gray. Gray’s opening round saw him card a 77 to sit in a tie for fifty-second.

Rick Voyvodic and Wil Pahud each notched rounds of 80 while Joseph Addante recorded an 84. Jon Pick finished round one with a 78 as an individual while Noah Reese scored an 80.

As a team, the Aces are in twelfth place in the field with a 310. They are five behind Tennessee State and seven strokes in back of Samford, which is tenth. Murray State goes into Monday’s second round with a lead of six shots. The Racers notched a 282 while Oakland and Western Kentucky are tied for second with a 288.

Preston French of MSU and Blake Smith from the Hilltoppers pace the individuals. Each finished Sunday with a 67.

* UE tennis bounces back with victory over Kentucky Wesleyan

The University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team (7-11, 0-0) was back in action on Sunday when they were able to defeat Kentucky Wesleyan by a score of 7-0. The 7-0 victory also marks the team’s seventh win of the season. The win helps the Aces bounce back from a 5-2 loss that they recorded on Friday at Lipscomb.

The Aces were able to take down the Panthers handedly winning all points throughout the match. This match marks the first victory of the season where the Aces were able to gain a victory in shutout fashion.

Coach Jayson Wiseman said on the match, “Our team did a great job of coming out and remaining focused from the first ball to the last. This was a good confidence builder for us without our number one singles player and with only one more match before the conference season begins.”

Singles Competition
1. Andjela Brguljan (UE) def. Liz Greer (KWC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Katie Delgado (UE) def. Kate Laughlin (KWC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Doreen Crasta (UE) def. Brittany Johnston (KWC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kennedy Craig (UE) def. Rachel Kinsolving (KWC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Marina Darzyan (UE) def. Abby Meyers (KWC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Leah Helpingstine (UE) def. Rakara McDowell (KWC) 8-0

Doubles Competition
1. Marina Darzyan/Doreen Crasta (UE) def. Liz Greer/Kate Laughlin (KWC) 6-0
2. Kennedy Craig/Katie Delgado (UE) def. Brittany Johnston/Rachel Kinsolving (KWC) 6-0
3. Andjela Brguljan/Leah Helpingstine (UE) def. Abby Meyers/Rakara McDowell (KWC) 6-0

UE will be back in action on March 25 when they play host to Western Kentucky. The Aces will then start conference play when they travel to Southern Illinois and Illinois State the next two following weekends.


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