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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

* Summer publication schedule for AceNotes

As there are fewer submissions to AceNotes during the summer, AceNotes will only be published on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the week of Monday, May 9.  AceNotes Extras will still be published whenever needed. The regular AceNotes publication schedule of every Monday through Friday will resume when school begins again in August.


Upcoming Events

* Obsolete electronics recycling event is today

There will be an obsolete electronics recycling event today from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the drive that loops around Hale Hall.

UE students and employees (faculty, administrators, and staff) can bring the following personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost:

• LCD displays, LCD TVs and LCD monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, speakers, and VCRs. Small quantities of batteries will be accepted.

The following items will not be accepted:

• CRT TVs and CRT computer monitors
• Fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking batteries and any other items.

• Electronics owned by the University.

Note – the cost of processing CRT TVs and CRT computer monitors has increased significantly, and the University is no longer able to cover these items. However, these items may be brought to C&I Electronics, located at 1700 North Lafayette Avenue in Evansville, Monday–Friday, from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The cost will be 35 cents per pound.

For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at or ext. 2697.

Jan apologizes for any inconvenience from the cancellation of the previous event due to bad weather. This was a decision made to keep everyone safe during the thunderstorms.

* TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, May 24, for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).
If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 812-488-2943.

* 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.

* McCarthy Greenhouse Dedication Ceremony is today

The campus community is invited to the dedication of the McCarthy Greenhouse, a gift of Burkley H'04 and Sharon H'04 McCarthy.

The ceremony will take place today at 4:30 p.m., outside the McCarthy Greenhouse, located on the east side of the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Tours and reception to follow.

Contact Allison Frazier, director of stewardship and special events, with questions or for more information at or 812-488-1013.

* 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.

* Musicians' conference for handbells, chorus, organ, and chapel choir workshops

The Association of Disciples Musicians will hold its 55th annual conference at the University of Evansville, on July 17-22. This year's theme is "Weave Us Together." There will be classes each day on handbells, chorus, organ, and chapel choir, and a daily worship service in Neu Chapel. Other class options include movement in worship, creative worship, meditative weaving, growing in grace for children's choirs and more. The conference is for clergy, musicians, laity, and anyone who loves church music and worship opportunities. All denominations and faiths are invited. For more information and to register, visit

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Bookstore buyback ends today

Just a reminder that Book Buyback ends at the UE Bookstore today at 5:00 p.m. If you have books you want to sell, please bring them in before 5:00 p.m. today. We freely quote any book regardless where it was purchased or whether it was used on this campus or not. We also have promotions going on during the Buyback.

* Rental books due back today

Just a reminder that spring rental books are due back in the UE Bookstore no later than 4:00 p.m., today. Avoid late charges and return on time. If you have questions about rentals contact the Bookstore or stop in during buyback and ask store staff.

* BIOL 107 to be offered Summer I online

EXSS, pre-DPT, 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. 

* 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



* Katie Darby Mullins publishes short story with BOAAT Press

Assistant professor of creative writing Katie Darby Mullins has had several stories and poems published in the last few months. The most recent was "The Meteoric Rise and Fall of Joe Sinclair and His Daughter," which was published through BOAAT Press.

* Mike Roscoe publishes article

Mike Roscoe, director and chair of the Physician Assistant Program, has had an article published in the Clinician Review. The article, titled “Low Back Pain: Evidence-based Diagnosis and Treatment,” can be found here.

* Mackenzie Gammans receives senior research award

Senior sociology and psychology major Mackenzie Gammans was awarded the 2015-16 Hanns G. Pieper Senior Research Award in Sociology and Criminal Justice for her senior research project entitled, "Media and Stigma of Mental Illness." The honor is awarded annually to the outstanding independent research project conducted, written, and presented by a student majoring in sociology, anthropology, gerontology, and criminal justice. The award is named for emeritus professor of sociology Hanns Pieper, for his dedication to promoting independent student research in sociology and criminal justice at UE for over two decades. The Department of Law, Politics, and Society congratulates Mackenzie on this accomplishment.

* 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)


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 softball sets community service record

A record team effort has seen the University of Evansville Softball team serve the local community for close to 1,000 hours over the course of the last year.

The Purple Aces recorded a record 989.5 hours of service to 13 organizations, an average of 49.5 hours per student-athlete.

“Community service is something we emphasize in our program. For our young ladies to become leaders I feel they must first serve,” head coach Mat Mundell said. “We want our players to see the value in giving back to the Evansville community. I couldn’t be more proud of the work they have done this year in the community.”

Ranking first in both team and student-athlete hours, the softball team has the top 20 student-athletes in average number of hours performed. It is the first time one team has swept the top 20 positions and breaks the previous hour total of 881, set by Women’s Soccer.

“Coach Mundell, his staff, and student-athletes have displayed a passion for serving our community and the efforts of the student-athletes embodies our mission at UE for our students,” UE senior associate athletic director/SWA Sarah Solinsky said.

Those who have benefited from the service include: Holly’s House-Fun Fair, Evansville Rescue Mission, Centre’d on Kids event, Mesker Zoo- Boo at the Zoo, Tri-State Food Bank, Toys for Tots, Gilda’s Club- Breakfast with Santa, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra-Gala, Brookedale Senior Living, Good Samaritan Home, March of Dimes- Signature Chef Auction, Evansville Museum Guild, EVSC, and Tri-State Hot Stove League-Night of Memories.

As a department, the student-athletes at UE combined for 4,194 hours service 75 different agencies.

On Wednesday, May 4, the softball team and the top 20 student-athletes will be honored for their service. The recognition will take place prior to their game against Southern Illinois at 5:00 p.m.


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