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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

* Vice president for fiscal affairs and administration candidates to visit campus

The Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Administration Search Committee is pleased to announce finalists that will interview on campus over the next several weeks. 

Information related to the job description and candidates can be viewed at:

Candidate Jerry Forster will interview on campus March 8-9. A reception for the campus community will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 4:00-5:15 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge (Room 160), Schroeder School of Business Building.  

Please join me and members of the Search Committee in welcoming these individuals to campus.

Dana Clayton
Chair, VPFAA Search Committee
University of Evansville


Upcoming Events

* Lunch and Lead - LDRSHIP: The Seven Values of the Army

Loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Join us for Lunch and Lead at 12:30 p.m. TODAY - March 14 - in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center, to learn how the Army incorporates these values and how you can too.

This Lunch and Lead will be presented by Michael Roscoe, founding director and chair of UE’s Department of Physician Assistant Science and associate professor of physician assistant science.

Roscoe earned a PhD in international health science from Trident University International. He has two master’s degrees, one in physician assistant studies with a concentration in emergency medicine from the University of Nebraska, and one in biology from Purdue University. Roscoe has bachelor’s degrees from Butler University in biology and in health science.

In 2000, Roscoe joined the Indiana National Guard and was deployed with the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan in 2004-05 for an 18 month deployment. He had a second combat tour in Iraq in 2008-09.  He has been decorated by the military with numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal.

Submitted by Amber Stull

* Lisa Kretz presents Scholars for Syria Lecture today

University of Evansville assistant professor of philosophy Lisa Kretz will be the speaker for today's Scholars for Syria Spring Speaker Series. She will be discussing “How to Be Ethical: Seeding Moral Action.”

All lectures in this series are at 6:00 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building, and are followed by a panel discussion with UE Syrian students and discussion with the audience. This series is sponsored by Scholars for Syria.

"The Syrian crisis, coupled with the political climate of the US, leaves heartbreaking questions of moral failure,” Kretz said. “How can this happen? How can this continue to happen? I contend that part of such moral failing rests in an approach to ethics and action that encourages us to leave our hearts at the door. I venture the ‘radical’ thesis that we are thinking and feeling creatures, that reason and emotion working in tandem is necessary for action, and that we cannot be our ideal moral selves without nurturing both constituents of human being.”

She added that “emotional wisdom is an underdeveloped skill. This means we have to get in touch with the power of emotion for motivating large scale positive change. Moral emotions such as empathy, sympathy, compassion, hope, and even anger can be harnessed so that we approach the Syrian crisis with our full selves, and see what whole-hearted living can accomplish."

Other lectures in this series include:

Thursday, March 23
Lora Becker, UE associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of Neuroscience Program and Neuromarketing Research Center – “Neural Development in a War Zone”

Thursday, March 30
Wes Milner, executive director of international programs at UE - “The Emerging Political Dynamics of the Syrian Crisis”

Thursday, April 6
UE Syrian Stories: Humanizing the Syrian conflict with local families

* L2L Conference: SPARK - register today!

Every spring, the University of Evansville Leadership Academy sponsors the L2L Leadership Conference. (L2L stands for Learn to Lead. Love to Lead. Live to Lead.) This year's L2L conference is set for Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Early registration for the conference ends March 3, and final registration is March 14. There is a $10 registration fee that will be refunded to UE students at the event. Use this registration form to sign up to attend the event.

The theme of this year’s conference is “SPARK: Using Leadership to Ignite a Change in the World.” Speakers at the conference will include Mari Plikuhn, UE associate professor sociology, Kevin Snyder from Campuspeak, and Kristina Arnold from WKU. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kendall Turner at 

Submitted by Kendall Turner


Info You Should Know

* UE Softball wraps up trip to Oklahoma

After falling behind by a 1-0 score, Oklahoma State rallied for 21 runs as they defeated the University of Evansville Softball team, 21-2, on Tuesday in Stillwater.

The Purple Aces were held to two runs on four hits while the Cowgirls finished 21 runs on 13 hits. Morgan Florey made the start for UE, giving up seven earned runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. Shea Coats went the distance in the circle for OSU, tossing five innings while striking out eight batters.

Evansville was the first team to get on the board as they scored a run in the second inning. A fielder’s choice by Susan Norris scored Hayli Scott to give UE the lead.

In the bottom of the second, Oklahoma State scored seven times to gain control of the game. Randee O’Donnell knocked the first two runs in with a triple before Kristin Reasnor capped it off with a grand slam. The Cowgirls put the contest out of reach with three runs in the third and 11 in the fourth.

Olivia Cheatham hit a solo shot in the fifth to complete the scoring as OSU took the win.

This weekend, the Aces head to their final non-conference tournament of the season in Lexington, Kentucky. Evansville will take on the University of Kentucky, Dayton, Michigan, Kent State, and Drexel in the event, which runs from Friday through Sunday.

* Travel policy reminder

As we move toward the time of year that many of you travel for various University related purposes, please note that there is an approved travel policy posted on Acelink in the Travel area. This document provides clarification as to what types of expenses will be reimbursed by the University for business travel. Questions may be forwarded to the director of accounting at

Submitted by Samantha Fulkerson

* Maintenance announcement

Physical plant will be conducting maintenance and cleaning on the chill water system starting Monday, March 6. The work should be completed by Friday, March 10. There may be reduced cooling capability during this time. Contact the physical plant at ext. 2775 with questions or concerns.

Submitted by Jayne Schnacke

* Need Ace Bucks? Cyber Monday is coming up!

Buy $100 in Ace Bucks, and get $25 free by visiting or the dining services office on March 13. This promotion is valid for one day—don’t miss it!

Submitted by Katie Nowlan

* 2017 TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on the dates listed below. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in Room 208 in the University Libraries

  • March 21
  • April 12 and 13
  • May 16
  • June 14 and 15
  • July 11
  • August 16 and 17
  • September 12
  • October 11 and 12
  • November 14
  • December 13 and 14

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* ARSAF grants for faculty applications due April 3

The UE Alumni Association is once again offering Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowships (ARSAF) to faculty. The application deadline for 2017-18 academic year grants is Monday, April 3. Find the online application and more details by going to AceLink and clicking on Areas, and selecting Academic Affairs. The application form can be found on that page under the category of Online Forms.

Questions? Contact or ext. 2586.

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault



* Men's Golf ties for fourth in spring opener

A 5-over 76 saw University of Evansville golfer Tyler Gray finish in a tie for ninth place as the Purple Aces men’s golf squad tied for fourth place in the Benbow Invitational at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club.

Gray recorded rounds of 76 in both trips around the course to lead UE with a tie for ninth place. Noah Reese was the second golfer on the leaderboard for the Aces. His 78 on Tuesday saw him finish the event in 15th place with a score of 157.

One behind him was Wil Pahud, whose final round of 81 gave him a 158 for the tournament, tying him for 16th. Jon Pick improved by a stroke in the last round. He began the event with an 80 while carding a 79 on Tuesday to tie for 19th with a 159.

Next up was Matthew Ladd.  He recorded identical rounds of 80 in the tournament to place in a tie for 21st with a 160. Zac Turi, Cameron Weyer and Robert Waggoner completed the contingent. Turi tied for 38th with a 169. He improved by five shots on Tuesday, firing off an 82. Weyer tied for 43rd with a 173 while Waggoner checked in with a 175, tying for 45th.

Butler took the top team spot as their 2-round total of 297 saw them defeat IUPUI by seven strokes. Albany State was third while UE tied USI for fourth. Jackson Juerling of IUPUI was the medalist, following his 1-under 70 in the first round with a 2-over 73 in the final round to finish with a 143. Patrick Allgeier of Butler was second with a 148. The Bulldogs swept the second through fourth spots.

Today UE remains in Jacksonville for the Bulldog Invitational at Windsor Park Golf Club.

* Katterhenry leads UE women in Benbow Invitational

Senior Kayla Katterhenry grabbed a top ten finish as the University of Evansville Women’s Golf team earned a finish of fifth place in the Benbow Invitational at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club.

Katterhenry registered an 83 in Tuesday’s final round to finish the event with a 161, good for eighth place. Maria Pickens also picked up a top 15 finish. Her score of 86 gave her a 166 for the event as she came home in 13th.

Giulia Mallmann was third for the Purple Aces. Her scores of 89 and 90 gave her a 179, putting her in a tie for 32nd. Tying for 37th was Lexie Sollman. She carded a 92 in the last round to complete the tournament with a 183.

One behind her was Carly Waggoner. Identical rounds of 92 put her in 39th with a 184. Madison Chaney wrapped up the tourney with a 185 to take 40th.

Flagler College’s Lara Ardler was the top individual. She had the low round of the tournament on Tuesday – an even 72 – to finish with a 148. She defeated Oakland’s Morgan Smith by five strokes.

Oakland was the top team finisher as they scored a 308 in the two rounds, topping Flagler by four.  Butler was third with a 332 while USI (337) and Evansville (338) completed the top five.

Today UE remains in Jacksonville for the Bulldog Invitational at Windsor Park Golf Club.

* Tkachenko earns second MVC honor

Purple Aces freshman women’s tennis player Diana Tkachenko was named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for the second time in a row on Tuesday.

It was another perfect weekend of play for Diana Tkachenko as she led UE to a pair of victories over Florida A&M and Marian. She began the week against the University of Cincinnati where she earned UE’s point in the match at #2 singles. She defeated Kelly Poggensee-Wei, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5). She also teamed up with Nicoli Pereira to pick up a 4-3 win at #2 doubles. 

Against Florida A&M, she played at flight two singles, winning over Arrice Robinson, 6-1, 6-1. At #1 doubles with Pereira, the duo picked up a 6-1 triumph. She had another great outing against Marian, shutting down Grace Neathery in second flight singles, 6-0, 6-0 while picking up a win in #3 doubles with teammate Leah Helpingstine.

* Men's Swimming and Diving compete in MAC Championship

The men's swimming and diving team reached the conclusion the 2017 MAC Championship Saturday night, garnering many individual successes.

"Overall it was a fantastic season. We had a great championship," said head coach Rickey Perkins. "We are better than we were last year at this point, and that is our goal—to get better each year. I am so proud of these young men and how they fought and stayed together and focused all week."

The final standings were as follows: Eastern Michigan—717; Missouri State—716; Buffalo—661.5; Miami (Ohio)—518.5; Ball State—147; Evansville—146.

DAY 1:

Junior Dan O'Brien, senior Everett Plocek, junior Prescott Marcy, and senior Matt Childress started the evening with the 200 Medley Relay. Their final time of 1:35.28 was a season best and good for 7th place.

The Aces continued dropping time in the 800 Freestyle relay. Freshman Brandt Hudson, sophomores Blake Wheeler and Jared Sutphin, and freshman Zack Sagan clocked in a 6:46.70 for 6th place, 8 seconds faster than 7th place Ball State and a 9 second improvement from the 2016 Evansville relay performance.

DAY 2:

Sophomore diver Miguel Marcano led the Aces with a 16th place finish in the 1-Meter with a final score of 200.95 to earn points for Evansville.

In the 200 Freestyle Relay, sophomores Matt Duke and Jared Sutphin, and seniors Matt Childress and Everett Plocek clocked in a season best time of 1:24.63 for seventh place.

Day 3:

Juniors Dan O'Brien and Prescott Marcy kicked the evening off with the 100 butterfly consolation final. O'Brien took 12th place with a final time of 49.51. Marcy followed in 14th with a season best 50.22.

Freshman Brandt Hudson came next for the Aces. His final 200 freestyle time of 1:41.32 was good for 15th place.

Senior Everett Plocek represented Evansville in the 100 breaststroke consolation final. He clocked in a 56.61 for 15th place.

O'Brien, Plocek, Marcy, and Hudson teamed up for the 400 Medley Relay. They clocked in a 3:25.23 for seventh place.

DAY 4:

Sophomore Jared Sutphin returned to the evening session in the 100 freestyle. He clocked in at 46.09 to earn 12th place. He went into the morning preliminaries seeded at a 47.20, finishing the consolation final with a new best time of over a second.

Sophomore Miguel Marcano participated in the 3-Meter consolation final last night. With the conclusion of tonight's A-Final, Marcano received an official place of 16th with a score of 207.90. 

Submitted by Erin Cary 


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