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Monday, April 25, 2016

* Summer Hours begin May 9

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 9 through August 8. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 8.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated. 


What's Happening Today

* Newman Club end-of-year Cookout planed for today!

All are invited to join the Newman Club for its end-of-year cookout today from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Come over to the Newman Center and enjoy some time with friends and food before we start finals! We hope to see you there!

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

* Holly Carter to speak at today's Social Science Scholars Lecture

Join Pi Gamma Mu in welcoming Holly Carter, director of Harlaxton College programs, as guest speaker at the Annual Social Science Scholars Lecture today. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder School of Business Building.

Her topic will be "From Theory to Practice: Making a Game of Teaching Medical Sociology."

Carter earned a PhD in sociology/ health services research from the University of North Texas. She earned an MPhil from the University of Glasgow in sociology, studying philosophy, and sociology of the body. She also holds an MPH, MSSW, BA, and BSW, as well as a post graduate certificate in teaching and learning from the UK. As director of Harlaxton College programs, she maintains the US operational side for Harlaxton College in the UK.


Upcoming Events

* ESPN3 informational session today at 5:00 p.m.

Are you interested in learning more about UE’s new ESPN3 initiative? Do you want to be a part of the crew next fall? Stop by Room 113 in Carson Center today at 5:00 p.m. for a quick informational session on everything involved with ESPN3. No prior experience is necessary, and positions both in-front of and behind camera are available. For more information, please contact Tom Benson in the athletics department via e-mail at ESPN3’s first event in the fall begins August 26, so don’t miss out.

* Reception for Anna Jessen and Calvin Wertman

Please join us for a reception for Anna Jessen and Calvin Wertman on Tuesday, April 26, between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., in the Student Life Lobby on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Refreshments will be provided

Anna and Calvin will be leaving the University after numerous years of service as residential coordinators in the Office of Residence Life. Anna started work there in 2006 and served as a residential coordinator in Hughes Hall. Calvin started work here in 2009 and served as a residential coordinator in Hale Hall. Refreshments will be provided

* Welcome reception for Harlaxton faculty

The Harlaxton Society is sponsoring a reception for Harlaxton faculty and administrators visiting the University of Evansville Spring Commencement. Everyone is invited on Friday, May 6, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please join us in welcoming Amber Pouliot, Edward Bujak, Jerry Seaman, and Patricia Vilches.

* Pancake Study Break is tonight!

Enjoy pancakes with some of your favorite Aces at today's Pancake Study Break, from 10:00 p.m.-midnight in the dining hall in Ridgway University Center. There will also be door prizes, music, and fun! This event is free of charge to UE students. A UE ID is required. 

* A capella concert featuring Ladies in Pink and Trebles Without a Cause

UE's all-female a capella group, Ladies in Pink, and the all-male a capella group, Trebles Without a Cause, will join together for their end-of-the-semester concert. Come join us for the fun on April 30 at 3:00 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre! 


Info You Should Know

* Donna Schmitt receives Staff Employee of the Year award

Donna Schmitt, administrative associate for the Center for Career Development, was presented with the Employee of the Year Award by President Kazee at the Staff Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, April 21.  Donna exemplifies servant leadership and consistently maintains a student-focused attitude.  She is an exceptional representative of the Center for Career Development, Student Life, and UE overall. 

Congratulations, Donna. And thank you for your service to UE.

Other staff employees recognized at the annual dinner were:

5-Year Service Award
Ricky Bethe – Facilities Maintenance
David Van Landingham – Administrative Services
Anne Dale – Administrative Services

10-Year Service Award
Levi Grant – Facilities Maintenance
Kenneth McGinnis – Facilities Maintenance
Carleen Barnes – Student Accounts
Lisa Cresci – Facilities Maintenance
Rosanne Thomas – Office of Development

15-Year Service Award
Susan Walter – University Libraries
Francis Enzler – Academic Advising
Julie Yunker – Employee Medical Clinic & Student Health Center

20-Year Service Award
Doug Cook – Safety & Security
Deborah Riggs – Safety & Security

25-Year Service Award
Carol Arney – Department of Art
Lynda Schneider – Residence Life

Retirement recognition was presented to Chris Lechner (University Libraries) March 2016; Carol Arney (Department of Art) June 2016; and Julia Zuber (Student Accounts) June 2016.

* High school students visit UE

Fifteen high school students from North, Central, and Harrison visited UE on April 19. Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, helped them prepare for their upcoming AP art history exam. James MacLeod, professor of history, and Alan Kaiser, professor of archaeology, spoke to the students about their recent publications, Evansville in World War II and Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal: The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman's Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them.

* Stone breakers

As part of a belated celebration of Earth Day, the flagstone path leading to the Peters-Margedant House was dug up on Sunday, April 24, and stored in preparation for the house’s move to campus.

Associate professor of art history Heidi Strobel, chair of the creative writing department Paul Bone, community activist Jim Renne, architect Adam Green, Signature High School student and Browning-Miller intern Bridget Gismondi, members of UE’s Society of Archaeology and the History of Art, as well as members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity participated in this earth-moving event.

Architect William Wesley Peters, who attended Evansville College in the late 1920s, designed the Peters-Margedant House in 1934 for a family member. He did this while on hiatus from his work as architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s chief apprentice. The Peters-Margedant House, a very early example of Usonian architecture, is currently located at 1506 East Indiana Avenue.   

* Fitness Center finals week hours

Wednesday, April 27 - Friday, April 29: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7 - Sunday, May 8: Closed

Open Swim: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Pending guard availability)

* Summer textbooks

Summer textbooks are now available in the UE Bookstore for both summer sessions. Rental or e-books options are available on most required books. If you rent a book for the summer you have the option to choose your return rental due date as long as it's before August 21. Be sure to get your textbook before you leave for the summer.

* Moving boxes available from UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore has a limited stock of cardboard boxes available for free on a first come, first served basis. Stop by the Bookstore now or during buyback. Please limit quantity to two as this time.

* CHEM 100 is offered in Summer 2

CHEM 100 (Fundamentals of Chemistry) will be offered in summer session 2 (June 20-July 22). The class satisfies a science general education requirement. Please contact assistant professor of chemistry Todsapon Thananatthanachon at for more information. 

* BIOL 107 to be offered Summer I online

Exercise science majors, pre-Doctor of Physical Therapy students, and other science majors may be interested in taking BIOL 107 D01 – General Biology online during Summer I (May 16 to June 17). Please contact Noah Gordon ( for more details.

* Housing extended stay requests

UE Housing facilities will close at noon on Thursday, May 5; however, all students are asked to depart from housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Those students needing to stay past the posted closing date, including graduating seniors, should submit an extended stay request. The extended stay requests will be accepted up until 5:00 p.m. on Reading and Study Day, Wednesday, April 27.

* Important mail notice for students living in UE housing

The last day for mail delivery and pick-up by UE mail services for all students living in UE housing will be Wednesday, May 4. Students are asked to review the Office of Residence Life website’s On-Campus Services - Mail Services link prior to departure from UE campus. Also, students are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions directly regarding mailing address changes. Please note that UE is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.

Those anticipating packages shipped via couriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, etc.) that may arrive after their departure, should contact UE mail services to make arrangements to pick-up these items prior to leaving UE. Please note UE mail services will not be able to forward items.

Please contact UE mail services with questions or concerns via e-mail at or phone 812-488-2197.

* Reminder - April Pcard cycle ending

The April Pcard cycle which began on March 22 ends on April 21. As of April 23, cardholders may schedule and run the April Cycle report. April transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until April 28. On April 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the April cycle. 



* UE ASCE Student Chapter receives national recognition

University of Evansville’s ASCE Student Chapter has been selected by the Committee on Student Members to receive the Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities as recorded in the 2015 Chapter Annual Report. This is a distinction earned by only the top 5% of all student organizations. ASCE has more than 350 student chapters from all across the world.

Our ASCE student chapter participated in a variety of activities, from community service projects and professional meetings to social events. Stuart Watson (president), Alejandro Mojica Cadario (vice president), Jaclyn Altstadt (secretary), and Hannah Kirk (historian) served as chapter officers in 2015. Immanuel Selvaraj and James Allen, associate professors of civil engineering, serve as the faculty advisors.

* Congratulations to Lisa Nikolidakis!

Assistant professor of creative writing Lisa Nikolidakis's essay Family Tradition has been chosen by esteemed novelist and essayist, Jonathan Franzen, for 2016's edition of The Best American Essays. The essay first appeared in Southern Indiana Review. Congratulations to her on a phenomenal accomplishment and a great essay! 

* Senior Joy Grace Chen wins prestigious writing award

Please join the creative writing faculty in congratulating senior Joy Grace Chen on winning the Norton Writer's Prize, a national competition that is awarded annually for an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate. Chen's essay Fermentation took first place, and the judges admired her "use of form, tone, attention to sensory language, dialogue, and pacing." One judge wrote, “Each vignette adds to the author’s ability to finally see the truth of her parents’ world—and her own truth—for what they are.” This is an incredibly competitive award, which comes with a cash prize, publication, and serious bragging rights. Way to go, Joy Grace!


Thank You

* Thank You from the Newman Club!

The Newman Club would like to thank all who attended our Sunday Mass yesterday and Masses at Annunciation Parish who took part in our special collection. With your help, the Newman club was able raise over $700 for Syrian refugee families! Thank you for helping to bring Christ to those in need. 

* NSLS sexual assault campaign and donation drive

Thanks to those who signed the blue pledge cards as a personal commitment to take a stand against sexual assault as well as those who donated items for the Albion Center! 



* Aces tennis fall to Shockers 4-0

The University of Evansville Women’s Tennis (8-19, 0-7) finished up their regular season on Saturday morning when they paid a visit to the 22-3 Wichita State Shockers. The Shockers, who came into the matched ranked #26 in the nation according to the ITA, defeated the Aces handedly by a score of 4-0.

The match marked the end of the regular season for the Aces who fought hard but were not able to get anything going against a very tough Wichita State team. In the match, the Shockers were able to wrap up the doubles point promptly with wins at both flight one and two. Flight three went unfinished but the Aces were represented well as Marina Moreno and Andjela Brguljan had the match tied at 4-4 before the match was called because the Shockers had secured the doubles point.

In singles play, Wichita State was able to secure victories at flight two, four, and five to wrap up the match. The other three singles matches went unfinished.

Singles Competition
1. Julia Schiller (WSU) vs. Marina Moreno (UE) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
2. Giulia Guidetti (WSU) def. Andjela Brguljan (UE) 6-3, 6-0
3. Aleks Trifunovic (WSU) vs. Marina Darzyan (UE) 6-0, 4-3, unfinished
4. Abby Stevens (WSU) def. Katie Delgado (UE) 6-0, 6-0
5. Tanaporn Thongsing (WSU) def. Doreen Crasta (UE) 6-3, 6-0
6. Summer Schlotterback (WSU) vs. Kennedy Craig (UE) 2-6, 1-5, unfinished

Doubles Competition
1. Aleks Trifunovic/Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) def. Marina Darzyan/Doreen Crasta (UE) 6-1
2. Abby Stevens/Giulia Guidetti (WSU) def. Katie Delgado/Kennedy Craig (UE) 6-4
3. Julia Schiller/Summer Schlotterback (WSU) vs. Marina Moreno/Andjela Brguljan (UE) 4-4, unfinished

* Softball scores two in the seventh to defeat Indiana State, 6-5

Michal Luckett finished with two hits and a pair of RBIs while Chandra Parr hit her sixth home run of the season to lead the University of Evansville Softball team to a come-from-behind 6-5 win on Sunday at Price Field.

Evansville (22-21, 10-10 MVC) is on a streak that has seen them take wins in five of the last six games and eight out of 10 overall. In the circle, Morgan Florey picked up her fifteenth victory of the season as she threw the final two innings, taking over for starter Emily Lockhart.

This week, the Aces wrap up their home schedule, playing Southern Illinois in a single game on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. before welcoming Missouri State to Cooper Stadium for a 3-game weekend set.

“Positions 4-8 in the conference are still up for grabs. Having these next four in a row at home is huge,” UE head coach Mat Mundell said. “It is going to be great to play in front of the home crowd. Evansville has an exciting team to watch.”

Chandra Parr led the game off with a home run as the Aces scored four runs off Indiana State (14-29, 8-10 MVC) starter Taylor Lockwood. Two quick outs followed Parr’s blast before the UE offense strung together four hits in a row. Morgan Lambert and Hayli Scott each singled to bring Luckett to the plate. She responded, doubling to center to score Lambert and Scott. Susan Norris laced another double to left-center to bring home Luckett.

The Sycamores scored a pair of runs in both the first and third innings before taking their first lead in the fourth as Erika Crissman hit a solo shot to center.

Things remained that way until the game entered the seventh with the Aces down to their final three outs. Tess Hupe started the inning off with a single before Parr reached on a fielder’s choice with Hupe out on the play. Next up was Courtney Land, who singled. An ISU error in centerfield allowed Parr to score the tying run. Great base running by Land saw her advance all the way to third in the sequence. That gave the next opportunity to Florey, who hit a sacrifice fly to left, bringing home what would be the game-winning run.

Luckett, Scott, and Lambert each had two hits on the day as the Aces plated six runs on 12 hits. Lockwood pitched all seven innings for ISU, giving up the six runs, four of which were earned. Lockhart made the start for UE, going three innings while allowing four runs. Florey went the final four innings and gave up just one run on two hits.


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