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Wednesday, May 4, 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.

* 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

* 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.

* 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! 

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Free paper shredding rescheduled for Monday, May 9

The free off-site paper shredding event by Piranha Mobile Shredding date has been rescheduled to Monday, May 9, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All UE students, faculty, staff, and alumni can take advantage of this free service by bringing paper to the Piranha truck in Koch Center for Engineering and Science parking lot. Paper will be shredded off-site.

So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home, or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.

Please - no telephone books, magazines, or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100 pound paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

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.

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.

* Open house for Major General Verna Fairchild '72 Lounge for Veterans

President Tom and Dr. Sharon Kazee invite the campus community to the Major General Verna Fairchild ’72 Lounge for Veterans Open House on Friday, May 6, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Room 460 of the Clifford Memorial Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Verna Fairchild graduated from the University with a degree in nursing. She served her nation and the Kentucky Commonwealth for 34 years as a two star general in the Air National Guard.

UE president Thomas A. Kazee noted that Fairchild “has lived her life in service to others through her work in health care and in the military. She has also long been a loyal supporter of the University. Her generosity helped make possible recent renovations that transformed UE’s library into a hub for students to gather, collaborate, and utilize multiple academic technologies.”

The University’s newly renovated library serves not only the University faculty and nearly 2,500 students from 43 states and 51 countries, but also the general public. 

“It is in thanks and appreciation for General Fairchild’s dedication to helping others and her support of UE,” added Kazee, “that UE has designated this area in the library especially for our students who are veterans and current service members.”

The lounge was made possible through combined funding from Fairchild and from a Home Depot/Student Veterans of America grant won by UEVETS, the University’s student veterans organization.


Info You Should Know

* Bookstore graduation hours

The UE Bookstore will be open Friday, May 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (graduation day). Graduates and families will get 15% OFF their purchases during these days. The Bookstore will also offer Class of 2016 mugs for $2.95 during each day - a 50% savings. The Bookstore will not be open on Sunday, May 8.

* Fitness Center summer hours

Starting Monday, May 9, the Fitness Center will be open on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and closed Saturday and Sunday.

* Summer library hours

The library's summer schedule starts Thursday, May 5, and ends on Tuesday, August 23.

We are open Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., when classes are not in session.

From May 16–July 22 during Summer I and II, the library is open Monday-Thursday, from 7:45 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The library will be closed weekends and holidays.

Please direct questions to Meg Atwater-Singer at 812-488-2487 or

* ENGL 120 to be offered online in Summer Session One

ENGL 120 will be offered as an online course in Summer Session One. This class will run from May 16 through June 17. ENGL 120 satisfies Outcome 2 and Overlay E. Please contact Robert Baines at for more details.

* 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. 

* 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 ( 

* 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

* Federal loan repayment counseling session required for students graduating or transferring

Students who have received federal direct (subsidized/unsubsidized) loans and plan to graduate in the spring or summer (or transfer after the spring semester) are required to attend a loan repayment counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session of the semester on Friday, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center.



* 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.

* 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)



* Herrmann slows the Racers

Forrest Herrmann enjoyed a career outing for the University of Evansville Baseball team on Tuesday night as the senior hurler pitched the Aces to a 5-1 victory over visiting Murray State at Charles H. Braun Stadium.

“It was all about Forrest Herrmann tonight,” UE head coach Wes Carroll said. “I’m really proud of the effort he gave. As a team, we can play better than we did tonight, but Forrest came in and he was absolutely outstanding. That’s one of the best outings that we’ve had from a reliever all season. He stepped up when we needed it and put on a magnificent performance.”

Herrmann, who came on in relief for starter Austin Allinger, allowed just one hit over the final 5.1 frames, striking out five in the process. Both totals were career highs for the southpaw out of Ballwin, Missouri, as he picked up his first decision of the season.

“I was feeling pretty good out there and I was locked in every pitch and trying to give it everything I had,” Herrmann said. “I’ve been working on my breaking ball a lot, and I think it was working well for me tonight. As a team and a pitching staff, we try to feed off each other, and hopefully we were able to set the tone for the rest of the week.”

The Aces (25-17) pushed across four runs in the opening three innings, beginning with an errant throw from MSU catcher Kipp Moore in the first. The error resulted in a score for Stewart Nelson, but Racers’ starter Jack Hranec (3-4) was able to work out of the jam, stranding runners on the corners to hold the deficit to one.

A Ramsey Scott single tied up the game in the top of the third for MSU (22-24), but the deadlock was short-lived as the Aces responded with three more in the bottom half of the frame. Boomer Synek and Jonathan Ramon combined to plate three runs as the duo punctuated a streak of five consecutive singles to open the frame and chase Hranec from the mound.

Josh Jyawook, who also singled in that decisive third inning, led UE on the night with a 3-for-4 showing at the plate, and both Nelson and Korbin Williams enjoyed two-hit outings as the Aces out-hit MSU 12-6.

Allinger, who struck out six hitters on the night, would step off the mound in the top of the fourth, and that would represent the last scoring chance for the visitors from Kentucky as Herrmann allowed just two baserunners to close out the game.

Shain Showers singled home a run on the other side of the seventh inning stretch to account for the game’s final score.

UE will be back in action this evening as the Aces are set to welcome Belmont to Braun Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m.

* UE Softball set for home finale today

An exciting day is on tap as the University of Evansville Softball team welcomes Southern Illinois to Cooper Stadium for a 5:00 p.m. game this afternoon.

It will mark the home finale for UE as they will travel to Loyola over the weekend to complete the regular season. The team will also be recognized for their record community service hours. As a team, the Aces accumulated close to 1,000 hours to 24 organizations.

Evansville stands at 22-23 and 10-12 in MVC play following a pair of losses to Missouri State over the weekend. UE has won four of its last five MVC series, a streak the program has not seen since 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.

Morgan Lambert is the Aces’ leading hitter in league play, batting .420 with 21 hits in 50 at-bats in conference games. She has notched three home runs and 13 RBI. On defense, Lambert has been just as good, checking in with a .981 fielding percentage in conference play and a .984 effort overall. She has been a consistent hitter all season, raising her average to .318.

In two games against Missouri State this weekend, Morgan Florey threw seven innings while finishing with a 1.00 ERA. She went the distance in the opener against the Bears, allowing just one run while striking out three. In the second game, she supplied the offense for the Purple Aces, hitting a 2-run home run, her sixth of the season. She is now tied for the team lead with six homers and 22 RBI. In conference play, she leads the squad with 19 runs batted in.

Southern Illinois has notched a 30-17 overall mark and stand at 13-9 in the Valley. Shaye Harre is their top hitter, checking in at .350. She also has 11 home runs and 36 RBI, both team highs. In the circle, Brianna Jones is a force for the Salukis, winning 21 games while registering a 1.80 ERA.


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