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Friday, April 29, 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. 


Upcoming Events

* Farewell reception for Chris Mohn planned for today

Please join the Department of Foreign Languages at a farewell reception for Chris Mohn, associate professor of Spanish, director of General Education, and chair of Foreign Languages, today from 2:00-4:00 p.m. We wish to thank her for her service and recognize her many accomplishments. The reception will be held in Olmsted Administration Hall on the third floor. Please stop by and wish Chris well! 

* GAP and Changemaker end-of-year potluck picnic!

Come enjoy a potluck picnic with the Institute for Global Enterprise on Thursday, May 5, from noon– 1:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Trace Council Eykamp Scout Center off the Lloyd Expressway. (The address is 3501 East Lloyd Expressway.) Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a yummy dish and/or outdoor game! Drinks will be provided, and the main lounge inside is reserved in case of bad weather. No RSVP required. All GAP and Changemaker students and alumni, coaches, judges, and UE faculty and staff are warmly welcomed. It’s been a great year for both programs, and we hope you’ll help us celebrate!

If you would like to bring a dish, e-mail Erin Lewis ( what you’ll bring so we can keep rough track of what’s needed.

Thank you for all your hard work this year!

* UE Bookstore Buyback Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% off all UE clothing and gift purchases during Book Buyback from April 28-May 4. Stop in and save on those end-of-the-year purchases or graduation gifts. Items already on sale are exempt from additional discount.

* Today is the farewell reception for Paul Parkison

Please join the School of Education at a farewell reception for Paul Parkison, associate professor and chair of the School of Education, today from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Paul has served the University for the past three years. We wish to thank him for his service and recognize his many accomplishments. The reception will be held in Room 240 in Graves Hall. Please stop by and wish Paul well.

* 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.

* 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

* UE Theatre announces student awards and 2016-17 Shanklin Theatre season

The University of Evansville Theatre Society hosted the annual UE Theatre Student Awards Dinner at The Log Inn on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  The following awards were given:

Buddy Barnes Award for Outstanding Freshman
Luke Kelly, a theatre generalist from Dubuque, Iowa

Mary Lou Muth Wooley Award for Outstanding Sophomore
Lizzie Tredinnick, a design and technology major from Madison, Wisconsin

Mabel Dillingham Nennecker Award for Outstanding Junior
Nate DeCook, a performance major from Holland, Michigan

Jeanne Suhrheinrich Award for Outstanding Senior
Hannah Cava, a stage management major from Las Vegas, Nevada

John Streetman Young Artist of the Year Award
Baxter Pitt, a sophomore design and technology major from Dallas, Texas

William A. Gumberts Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement
Kit Bulla, a junior performance major from Springhill, Tennessee, for his role as Richard III

Following the awards, UE Theatre Artistic Director R. Scott Lank announced the 2016–17 Shanklin Theatre season.  FAILURE:  A LOVE STORY, by Philip Dawkins, will open the season and be directed by Lank.  The musical OKLAHOMA!, with music by Richard Rodgers and book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, will be directed by guest artist Ruben Van Kempen with music direction by Gregory B. Rike.  The second semester will open with Diane Brewer directing SILENT SKY, by Lauren Gunderson.  John David Lutz will direct William Shakespeare’s HAMLET in April of 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of Shanklin Theatre.

* SOC classes available online in Summer I and II

Three exciting summer SOC offerings still have availability!

SOC 105- Introduction to Sociology is available online during Summer Session I (May 16- June 17) and Summer Session II (June 20- July 22). This course satisfies Outcome 9 and Overlay B of general education. For more information, contact Kevin Gray (

Also, SOC 230- Social Problems in the Modern World is available in Summer Session II (June 20- July 22). This course satisfies Outcome 9 and Overlay B in general education. For more information, contact Mari Plikuhn (

Finally, SOC 350- Popular Culture is available online for the 10-week summer session (May 16- July 22). For more information, contact Mari Plikuhn ( 

* Free locker

The Office of Veterans Affairs has an extra navy blue, full sized locker that is looking for a good home. If you have a use for it, please let Cherie know at ext. 2141 or by e-mail at

* Physician Assistant (PA) Program's application cycle: April 27-July 15

The Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) application is now available.  The application cycle for January 2017 admission to the PA Program runs from April 27 through July 15. 

The PA program’s application requirements and a link to the CASPA application are available here.

If you have questions, please contact Sherri Chambliss at or 812-488-2345.

* Attention rising sophomores: Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Hartig, dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and 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, Hartig 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 the 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.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2016.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2016.  Applications may be e-mailed to

* Copies of the 2015 LinC available

Extra copies of the 2015 LinC are now available to those who would like a copy. Just stop by Student Publications on the second floor of Ridgway University Center, and pick up a copy from the box located outside the door. 

* 2016-17 financial aid information

Information regarding 2016-17 financial aid for returning students:

  • 2016-17 financial aid award information will be available in mid-June once satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is reviewed at the conclusion of the spring semester.
  • Monitor your financial aid information including checklist items and missing information through the Financial Aid Self-Service link in WebAdvisor. Please review these items for further details.
  • Throughout the summer, continue to check your UE e-mail and Financial Aid Self-Service for notifications or requirements regarding your 2016-17 financial aid.
  • If you’re planning to file the 2016-17 Free Application for federal student aid (FAFSA) (, please do so by June 1 in order to receive a comprehensive financial aid award.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.



* Foreign language department announces Outstanding Student Awards

The Department of Foreign Languages held its annual Outstanding Student Awards on Wednesday, April 27. The winners for this year were: Kathryn Wolfinger, German; Hannah Mitchell, Russian; Jennifer Riedford, Spanish; Hannah Richardson, French; Max Engleman, Chinese. Please join the department in congratulating these students for their hard work, dedication, and great attitudes. 

* Dean's Teaching Awards

The Academic Deans have awarded the Dean’s Teaching Awards for 2015-16. The faculty members being honored are:

  • Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, assistant professor of public health, College of Education and Health Sciences
  • Mark Randall, assistant professor of electrical engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Omer Bayar, assistant professor of economics, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration
  • Tamara Wandel, associate professor of communication, William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Slade, assistant professor of chemistry, William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to our deserving faculty members.

* Biology student awards

The Biology Awards Reception was held on April 27 to honor the outstanding achievements of UE biology students during the 2015-16 academic year.

The James A. Brenneman Student Service Award in Biology was given to Andrew Nunn, and the Patricia L. Akrabawi Teaching Assistant Award in Biology was presented to Taylor Davidson. These awards are named in honor of  Jim Brenneman and Pat Akrabawi, respectively for their long and generous commitment to UE biology students.

The Jerry T. Seng Freshman Biology Award recognizes retired faculty member Jerry Seng for his years of tireless devotion to the success of students, especially the freshmen. The recipient of the most outstanding freshman award was Kelly Nixon.

Elizabeth Daugherty received the David and Jennifer Pollock Sophomore Biology Award, named in honor of David and Jennifer Pollock (’78) for their generous support and contributions to the biology department.

Kate Slater received the P. “Louie” Winternheimer Junior Biology Award, named in memory of Louie Winternheimer for his 39 years of distinguished teaching and service at UE.

The outstanding senior award is named in honor of UE benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Robertson. The Charles and Patricia Robertson Senior Biology Award was presented to Alexandra Arguello.

Congratulations to all of the biology majors for their success over the past academic year.

(Photo: from left to right, Kelly Nixon, Liz Daugherty, Kate Slater, Alexandra Arguello, Andrew Nunn, and Taylor Davidson)

* Emily Denne wins Psychology/Neuroscience Best Senior Thesis Award

Emily Denne has won the 2016 Psychology/Neuroscience Best Senior Thesis Award!  Her thesis was titled, "The Influence of Decision-Maker Gender on Child Custody Decisions." Emily's thesis was supervised by Professor Margaret Stevenson.  The thesis included original research findings that have been published as part of a chapter in the NOVA book titled Child Maltreatment: Public Attitudes, Psychological Effects and Prevention Programs. It was voted the best of this year’s 33 senior theses.

 Emily is from Indianapolis and next fall will be at Trinity College, Dublin, in the graduate psychology and social policy program. 


Thank You

* Career advocates wrap up stellar first year

The Center for Career Development would like to thank the career advocates for their outstanding work during the 2015-16 academic year. The advocates were recommended by their academic dean and provided fundamental career development services for students. In this first year of the program, over 200 students were assisted by this outstanding cadre of young professionals.

This year’s advocates were:

  • Abbi Hanson, senior
  • Tiffany Huffman, junior
  • Maggie Lawrence, senior
  • Maisie Lee, junior

Congratulations to our graduating seniors, Abbi and Maggie! We wish you all the best!



* Aces to continue Valley play against Illinois State

After picking up three consecutive Missouri Valley Conference series victories to begin league play, the University of Evansville Baseball team will be back in action this weekend as the Purple Aces will take on visiting Illinois State at Charles H. Braun Stadium, beginning with a doubleheader on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

The Aces, who were picked seventh in the preseason coaches’ poll, enter the weekend with a 23-15 overall record, including a 6-3 mark in league play, which puts them 1.5 games off the pace of conference-leading Dallas Baptist. ISU, on the other hand, will be looking to get back on track after dropping six of their first eight MVC games, and the Redbirds enter the weekend with a 12-27 mark overall.

Thanks in large part to yet another impressive offensive weekend, the Aces are entering the series with a lot of momentum after taking two out of three from then-No. 16 Missouri State in Springfield. Through the nine conference games this year, no offense has put up better league numbers than the Aces as UE enters the weekend with a .285 batting average and 31 extra-base hits, including 10 home runs.

The hefty numbers are just a continuation of what the Aces have put together all season, highlighted by 39 homers, which is the most for any UE squad since 2010. Eleven different players have left the park this season, led by the duo of Jonathan Ramon and Korbin Williams, who have each logged nine round-trippers on the year. The duo ranks among five Aces players with .300-or-better averages.

Meanwhile on the mound, UE will once again turn to a pair of freshman arms in Brandon Gomer and Alex Weigand as well as the steadying presence of junior Patrick Schnieders. Both Schnieders and Gomer will get the nod on Friday, and Weigand, who has helped UE pick up wins in three consecutive rubber games, is slated to start on Saturday.

First pitch from Braun Stadium on Friday is slated for 3:30 p.m., and the day’s second game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Saturday’s series finale will begin at 2:00 p.m.

* UE Tennis Heads To MVC Team Championships

University of Evansville women’s tennis (8-19, 0-7) heads back to Wichita State this weekend to take on the Shockers in the first round of the MVC Team Championships.  The Aces were in Wichita this past Saturday and were defeated at the hand of the Shockers by a score of 4-0.  The Aces come into the match as the 8th seed in the tournament.  The Shockers on the other hand come into the match as the #1 seed and are currently ranked 28th in the nation according to the ITA.

The MVC Team Championships will likely wrap up the season for the Aces.  This also means that it will likely be the final couple of matches for Aces Senior Marina Moreno. 

Going into the match, the Aces found out Tuesday that Aces Junior Andjela Brguljan was named Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention.

Head Coach Jayson Wiseman said on Brguljan’s accomplishment, “We are exceptionally proud of Andjela, and she is deserving of this honor.  Andjela is a perfect example of what UE athletics is really all about; success on the playing field, even more successful in the classroom.  It’s nice to see the rest of the league recognizing her for her outstanding academic achievement.”

To follow along with the Aces tomorrow in their match against the Shockers click here for live scoring.

In the event that the Aces move past the Shockers in the first round they will play the winner of the match between Illinois State and Bradley.

* UE softball welcomes Missouri State this weekend

The final weekend home series of the season is set to begin on Friday as the University of Evansville Softball team welcomes Missouri State to Cooper Stadium for a 3-game series.

A schedule change has been made as the action begins on Friday with a doubleheader starting at 4:00 p.m. with the second game beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, the series finale will begin at 12 p.m.

Senior Day is set to take place following the second game on Friday as two student-athletes will be honored. Pitcher Amanda Blankenship transferred to UE for the 2015 season and has pitched extremely well in her senior campaign. Though not officially a senior, Danielle Freeman is set for her final home week. She will complete her softball career this spring while concentrating on a return to swimming for the 2016-17 season.

The train kept on rolling this week for the Purple Aces as they swept a doubleheader at Southern Illinois before taking two out of three games against Indiana State. Evansville has now won four conference series in a row for the first time since 2013. The Aces are also 8-2 in their last 10 league games, another streak that was matched in 2013. With 10 victories in league play, the Aces are having one of their best seasons over the last 12 years. The program notched 11 wins in 2008 and 2013 and 12 in 2007. A 13-12 mark in 2004 marked the last time UE finished conference play at .500 or above.

In the last eight MVC road contests, the Aces are an impressive 6-2, including 5-1 in their last six. The last time UE has had a similar road streak came in 1999 and 2000. Evansville won five of its last six league road games in 1999 and their streak extended to 6-2 in the first two MVC road games of the 2000 campaign.

Morgan Florey has come out on fire in her first season at UE. The 4-time MVC Newcomer of the Week ranks 3rd in the MVC with an ERA of 2.01. Her strikeout total of 189 is second in the league, just behind leader Nicole Newman of Drake.

Over the course of the last week, catcher Hayli Scott batted .400 as the Purple Aces went 4-1 in MVC play while moving up to 5th place in the conference standings. She recorded a hit in 6 of her 15 at-bats, hitting four doubles while notching three runs and two RBIs.

Missouri State comes to Evansville with a 17-27 mark and are 6-12 in conference play. Olivia Roark is the top hitter for MSU, checking in at .378 while Madison Jones has better .317. In the circle, Kaitlin Beason has notched an ERA of 3.56 in her 21 appearances. Erin Struemph leads the Bears with 10 wins in her 31 games. She has struck out 137 batters while notching an ERA of 3.95.

* Katterhenry named to MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team

Katterhenry finished second in conference championship

University of Evansville junior Kayla Katterhenry earned another accolade as she was named to the 2016 MVC Women’s Scholar-Athlete First Team, announced by the league office today. A total of 16 student-athletes received recognition by earning either first-team or honorable-mention honors.

Golfer of the Year Danielle Lemek is one of four repeat first-team picks on the team, voted on by the league's golf sports information directors. Those who earned first-team honors this year and last include Brooke Cusumano of Southern Illinois, Lemek, Kayla Katterhenry of Evansville, and Bryce Schroeder of Wichita State. Joining Glennie and those four on the first team are Meghan Jack of Wichita State, Taryn Torgerson of Wichita State and Kiley Walsh of Illinois State.

In addition to the eight first-team selections, eight student-athletes received honorable mention selection by virtue of receiving a minimum number of votes. A total of 29 student-athletes were nominated for women’s golf scholar-athlete honors.

Notably, of the eight student-athletes on the first team, six also earned all-conference honors, including medalist Taryn Torgerson, runner-up finisher Kayla Katterhenry and third-place finisher Danielle Lemek.

The criteria for the MVC scholar-athlete team parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for academic Capital One Academic All-America® program. Nominees must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale), while the student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institutions and must have participated in at least 50 percent of her team’s rounds or played at the MVC Championship.

2016 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team


Brooke Cusumano, S. Illinois Jr. 4.00 Accounting St. Louis (Mo.) Westminster Christian Acad.
Madison Glennie, Drake So. 4.00 English Clearwater (Fla.) Countryside High
Meghan (Schuetz) Jack, Wichita State Sr. 3.77 Criminal Justice Bloomington (Ill.) Springboro (Ohio) High
Kayla Katterhenry, Evansville Jr. 3.71 Management Newburgh (Ind.) Castle High
Danielle Lemek, Bradley Sr. 3.35 Marketing Doniphan (Neb.) Doniphan-Trumbull High
Bryce Schroeder, Wichita State Sr. 3.82 Health Science Pueblo (Colo.) Pueblo South High
Taryn Torgerson, Wichita State So. 3.88 Sport Management Buhler (Kan.) High
Kiley Walsh, Illinois State So. 3.91 Spanish Mt. Prospect (Ill.) High

* Baseball adjusts weekend schedule

With storms moving into Evansville this weekend, the University of Evansville Baseball team has adjusted its weekend schedule with Illinois State. On Friday, the two teams will play a doubleheader at Charles H. Braun Stadium, beginning at 3:30 p.m., and Saturday’s series finale is set for 2:00 p.m.


* Softball announces weekend schedule changes

With another round of inclement weather in the forecast, the University of Evansville Softball team has changed its schedule for its weekend series against Missouri State.

A doubleheader will take place on Friday beginning at 4:00 p.m. with the second game following at 6:00 p.m. The series finale is set for Saturday at noon.

The Purple Aces have won four Missouri Valley Conference series in a row and look to continue that roll against the Bears. On Wednesday, May 4, UE is slated to complete its home schedule with a 5:00 p.m. game against Southern Illinois. 


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