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Monday, March 20, 2017

What's Happening Today

* Honors Night: A Conversation with Maggie Stevenson and Katie Aldred

Honors Night: A Conversation with Maggie Stevenson and Katie Aldred is planned for today - Monday, March 20 - from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Powell Hall. Drop in or stay the whole time, we welcome all levels of participation! Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

This is a new series where you get a chance to meet and converse with various faculty members from across campus in a more casual atmosphere. Bring your questions and curiosity and learn about your faculty member’s personal and professional journeys.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* UE 55th annual Student Art Exhibit set for March 13-April 1

The 55th Annual University of Evansville Student Art Exhibition is planned for March 13-April 1 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. On March 20, there will be a reception from 5:00-6:00 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit, reception, and award ceremony are free and open to the public.

The jurist for the show and many of the student awards will be UE Class of 2003 graduate Matthew Gaddie, a professional production potter. Gaddie earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from the University of Evansville, and his Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramic arts from Hood College. His studio is located in Bardstown, Kentucky.

For more information, contact 207-650-6073.

Submitted by Corliss Chastain

* Sculptor Chet Geiselman exhibits work

The work of sculptor Chet Geiselman is on display in an exhibit at the Krannert Gallery in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts until March 28. A reception will be held for Geiselman at 6:30 p.m. on March 16.

Geiselman earned a BS in Art from the University of Southern Indiana and an MFA in metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

He creates works that combine the familiar materials of wood and steel with re-contextualized found objects. In his works, the interplay of form and content generates a tension that is meditative, awkward, humorous, playful, and ultimately open-ended.

Geiselman grew up in a small German farming community in southern Indiana. His grandfather was a blacksmith, and his father and uncle were welders. Chet learned to weld and build things with his hands at a very early age. Geiselman has taught sculpture and metalsmithing at several colleges and universities over the years. He has shown his sculptures both nationally and internationally including six one-person exhibitions at Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago as well as numerous juried exhibitions. Currently Geiselman is the 3D studio manager and instructor of art – 3D foundations at Ball State University.


Upcoming Events

* Lora Becker to speak at Scholars for Syria Lecture

The topic of the University of Evansville Scholars for Syria Lecture planned for Thursday, March 23, will be “Neural Development in a War Zone.” Lora Becker, UE associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of Neuroscience Program and Neuromarketing Research Center, will be the speaker. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:00 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with UE Syrian students and discussion with the audience.

During her lecture Becker will discuss how our environment influences developmental processes as much as our genetic makeup.

“These powerful forces interact to result in a spectrum of emotional and cognitive human traits,” explained Becker. “However, extreme environments such as war zones, result in devastating effects on neurodevelopment that can be passed to future generations. We will examine neurodevelopmental consequences of trauma on the individual's neuroanatomical wiring, emotional responses and reasoning skills. Furthermore, we will examine what these changes mean for the future of Syria's inhabitants.”

The psychological trauma associated with this crisis, said Becker, is far-reaching and carries with it implications of domestic violence, indoctrination, and lifelong disease.

Other lectures in this series, which is sponsored by Scholars for Syria, include:

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

Submitted by Gail Vignola

* Ronald McDonald volunteer event today

The Newman Club is volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House today from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please be at the Newman Center by 5:40 p.m. if you plan on attending. For more information, please contact Paige Hignite at

Submitted by Emily Rodgers

* Rosary group every Tuesday

The Newman Club will be praying the rosary every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Room 209 in the library. All students and faculty are welcome! For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at

Submitted by Emily Rodgers

* I-House: South Africa

Tonight's I-House will be on South Africa! Kristy Kupfer and Sindi Dlamini will be presenting. Their majors are public health with an emphasis on nutrition and mechanical engineering. Kristy loves to swim, sleep, be outside, and spend time with family and friends. Sindi loves to play with animals, travel, and spend time with family. Kristy is on the swim team here and she loves it. She also loves how many people you can meet here at UE from all over the world. Sindi likes how many opportunities UE has for its students. Make sure to come out tonight at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center, to learn more about South Africa!

Submitted by Cassie Peterson

* Clickers in the Classroom Lunch and Learn on Thursday

Come to a lunch session in Room 102 in Koch Center for Engineering and Science on Thursday, March 23, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to learn more about the Turning Point classroom response system.

Turning Technologies provides a classroom response technology used to obtain direct feedback from students during class. Its Turning Point software solution helps instructors implement proven pedagogies like peer instruction, agile learning, and gamification. Turning Point works with student’s mobile devices or dedicated hardware clickers.

During this session, a representative from Turning Technologies will be present to introduce the Turning Point software, and explain some of the benefits of implementing it in your classroom. Lunch will be provided,

Submitted by Jeff Braun 

* This Week in Music: Rite of Spring Gala and student recitals

Friends of UE Music's annual Rite of Spring Gala will celebrate the careers of three Department of Music faculty this year. Renato Butturi, John Jordan, and Edwin Lacy will be honored for over a century of teaching excellence at UE.

The Rite of Spring will be held on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Executive Conference Center at the Tropicana Evansville. In addition to celebrating the three honorees, the evening will includes cocktails, dinner, a musical program, jazz and dancing with the UE Jazz Ensemble, and a silent auction.

Tickets are $65 per person and are available now. For tickets or more information and to register on-line, visit the Rite of Spring web page or call 812-488-2754.

On Sunday March 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, Harry Pickens will bring his trio for a return appearance on the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series. Pickens, who is from Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the most outstanding jazz pianists in the Midwest, and long a favorite of Evansville audiences. He is a pianist, composer, teacher and motivational speaker, and his international career as a jazz musician has taken him to 17 countries throughout Europe, Japan, and the Americas.

He has collaborated with such greats as Art Blakey, Terrance Blanchard, Ron Carter, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson, Marian McPartland, Jackie McLean, James Moody, and Phil Woods.

Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for Evansville Jazz Society members and $5 for students with I.D. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 812-488-2754, or may be obtained at the door.

For more information, contact Edwin Lacy, music advisor, Evansville Jazz Society, at 812-476-8923 or

Several student recitals are planned for next weekend.
On Saturday, March 25, in Wheeler Concert Hall:

  • Hannah Nilsen, soprano, will present her senior recital at 1:00 p.m.
  • Annie Cloud, clarinet, will present her junior recital at 2:30 p.m.
  • Anessa Brosman, mezzo-soprano, will present a senior recital 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, March 26, in Wheeler Concert Hall:

  • Ashley Sliment, piano, will present a senior recital at 1:00 p.m.

All student recitals are free and open to the public.

Submitted by James Sullivan 

* Summer and part-time job fair today

Stop by upstairs in Ridgway University Center today and meet with area employers at the Summer and Part-Time Job Fair! The event will be from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Business casual attire recommended and bring many copies of your resume.

Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development to prepare for the fair and perfect your resume! Call 488-1083 or e-mail (

Submitted by: Alison Morris-McDonald 

* UpGrade bike sharing program offers free test-ride

Residents will have an opportunity to learn about the popular new Upgrade Bike Sharing transportation system and test-ride a bicycle free at today's Traveling City Hall meeting. The meeting will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. Parking for attendees will be available at the parking lot near Carson Center with access off Frederick Street.

The citywide UpGrade Bike Sharing program launched in October 2016 offering 70 rental bicycles at seven locations across town. Within five months, the local bike sharing program exceeded 1,000 rides, and the City of Evansville was featured as a national case study by Zagster, a world leader in designing and operating bike sharing systems.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will open the Traveling City Hall meeting with introductions of city department heads and elected officials, followed by public announcements. A representative from Zagster and a member of the Evansville Trails Coalition will give a presentation on the UpGrade Bike Sharing program, and a University of Evansville student will demonstrate how to sign-up for the service with a smartphone and checkout a bike. As a special promotion for Traveling City Hall, Zagster will offer a $3 credit for one-hour free for an hourly membership or $5 off for an annual membership to anyone over age 18 signing-up for the service at the meeting.

Following the presentations, Mayor Winnecke and city department heads will be available to talk one-on-one with residents about any issue involving city government. Everyone is welcome to attend.

* Lunch and Lead - Do More of What You Do Best

Everyone has different talents to bring to the table. Join us for Lunch and Lead today at 12:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center, to learn how to use your strengths to become a better leader.

This Lunch and Lead will be presented by Emily Fiedler from the Office of Career Development. This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and UE community members. We encourage attendees to bring their lunch with them to these events.

Submitted by Amber Stull

* Sign up for UE Gives Back – Saturday, April 8!

Join us for our annual Spring Day of Service coming up on Saturday, April 8. We have tons of agencies across Evansville area that need your help! Sign up yourself or your group on UE’s volunteer web page. Let's have a great turnout for our annual day of service!

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* Tuition remission/tuition exchange info session for employees

Have questions about tuition remission and tuition exchange? The Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and Academic Affairs invite employees to attend an informational session that will provide further details about use of the benefit on Monday, March 27, at 2:30 p.m., in Room 126 in Hyde Hall.

Submitted by Cathleen Wright

* Wahnita DeLong Reading to feature emeriti professors

The University of Evansville’s Creative Writing Coffee Hour Wahnita DeLong Reading is today at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. UE professors emeriti Bill Baer and Margaret McMullan will be the speakers. This event is free and open to the public.

Baer, a recent Guggenheim fellow, is the author of 20 books. His poetry collection “Bocage” and Other Sonnets was the recipient of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. His other books include The Ballad Rode into Town; Psalter; and The Unfortunates, recipient of the T.S. Eliot Award. A former Fulbright and recipient of a N.E.A. Creative Writing Fellowship, Baer was founding editor of The Formalist and founding director of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. He is the author of the short fiction collections Times Square and Other Stories and One-and-Twenty Tales, and his plays have been performed at more than 30 American theaters.

McMullan is the author of seven award-winning novels, the story collection Aftermath Lounge, and editor of the anthology Every Father’s Daughter. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. She is a National Author Winner of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, and received an NEA fellowship and a Fulbright to research and teach in Hungary for her new memoir Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss, and Return. She currently serves as a faculty mentor at the Stony Brook Southampton Low-Residency MFA Program.

* Scholars for Syria Chipotle Giveback today!

Please join us at Chipotle today from 5:00-9:00 p.m. for our last giveback night of the semester! Just show this flyer at the register or mention our name and 50 percent of your bill will be donated to Scholars for Syria. Thank you for your support!

Submitted by Kendra Mehling

* Andy Elkins highlights 2017 Lunch with the Aces

Men’s Basketball legend Andy Elkins highlights the 2017 Lunch with the Aces event, which will take place on Friday, March 31, at the Meeks Gym inside the Carson Center on the University of Evansville campus.

Elkins, who graduated from UE in 1995, led the Men’s Basketball team to two NCAA Tournament appearances and one NIT berth in his four years with the program. He ranks sixth in program history with 1,761 points in his career.

A record crowd of over 400 was on hand for the 2016 event, and this year’s lunch also promises to be a memorable one. The full lunch runs from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with the program beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Early registration for your spot at the lunch is just $30. The cost will be $35 after 5:00 p.m. on March 27 and at the door. A Spring Break Special features $15 tickets for those 15 and under. Another new opportunity is available as you can now sponsor a UE student-athlete for just $10.

The meal will be provided by Marx BBQ while a video presentation will be shown at the program. A half pot and silent auction will also be on hand. A Purple Aces student-athlete will be seated at each table, and the latest Student-Athletes of the Year will be recognized at the lunch.

“Bringing this event to campus last year took it to a whole new level,” UE director of athletics Mark Spencer said. “We had a record attendance and are excited to continue to build upon its success.”

Corporate tables are available for $350 and come with several unique perks. You receive a table at the front of the room, logo on the video screen, logo in the program, recognition by the emcee, and two student-athletes seated at each table. Each corporate table has eight seats.

All proceeds directly support UE student-athletes.

For more information, contact Shelbie Weaver at 812-488-1024 or at

* Student Success Workshops

Did you start the spring semester vowing to be better organized, avoid procrastination, and earn higher grades with lower stress? Could you use a jump-start to get back on track after spring break?

Attend one of our Student Success Workshops on Tuesday, March 21, in Grabill Lounge (located in the basement of Neu Chapel) at noon OR at 4:00 p.m.

We will review techniques to assist you with organization, staying focused, and studying effectively.

Please e-mail Angie Dawson at or Stacey Shanks at if you have questions or would like to request a reminder text or email about the workshops.

Submitted by Angie Dawson

* UE Plans Digital Artists Exhibit for April 1-May 6

An exhibit of the work of digital painters Jenna Citrus, Jan Frick Thompson, and Heather Landry is set for April 1-May 6 in the Krannert Gallery. A reception will take place April 20 at 5:30 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

Citrus, a graduate of University of Southern Indiana, has been awarded an Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship. She has received several awards for her work, including First Place in Photography at the Evansville Museum and Best of Show in the Brescia College Best of Graphic Design Show. Her work has been published in Brainchild Magazine of Kent State University, Fishhook of University of Southern Indiana, and Photographer’s Forum, Best of Photography.

Thompson earned her BFA in advertising from Texas Woman’s University. 
Her work has been included in the North Carolina Photographers Annual Exhibition, and she has received awards of recognition in the Fayetteville Arts Council Annual Juried Art Exhibitions and the Fayetteville Museum of Art Annual Competitions. Thompson has also shown her work in the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana exhibitions.

Landry is a professional graphic artist with a prolific body of independent work, including several ongoing comic series. Her work has appeared in many local solo and group shows.

For more information, contact 207-650-6073.

* R. Wayne Perkins Theology Lecture set for Monday, April 3

The second annual R. Wayne Perkins Theology Lecture is Monday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend are asked to register online on religious life’s R. Wayne Perkins Theology Lecture Series web page.

Alyce McKenzie

This year’s lecturer is the Rev. Alyce M. McKenzie, the George W. and Nell Ayers Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology, the graduate school of theology of Southern Methodist University. Her lecture is titled, "Finding a Way in the Wilderness: Biblical Wisdom’s Good News in a Culture of Fake News.”

Clergy are invited to preaching workshops with McKenzie on Tuesday, April 4. The $50 registration fee for the workshops includes lunch and continuing education credits from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Clergy planning to attend the workshops are asked to register online on religious life’s R. Wayne Perkins Theology Lecture Series web page.

The annual Perkins Theology Lectures, sponsored by UE’s Office of Religious Life, bring together religion scholars and church leaders to explore perennial theological questions about God and human flourishing. The lectures are intended to be public in nature: both furthering theological understanding and using theological insights to illuminate and interpret important features of our contemporary common life.

These lectures are made possible by the generosity of private donors and the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and are designed to generate and foster sustained theological reflection among UE students and alumni, clergy, and the larger community.

Rev. R. Wayne Perkins, professor emeritus of religion and ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, came to UE in 1966 as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. During his tenure at UE, he served as director of religious life, University chaplain, and chair of the department. Perkins was professor and mentor to thousands of UE students for over five decades. He advised countless students in their academic achievements and directed students in their ministry and vocational goals.

The annual R. Wayne Perkins Theology Lecture Series acknowledges his teaching and advising legacy, and honors his contribution to scholarship, the University of Evansville, the United Methodist Church, and the lives of students for over 50 years.

* Today's History Spring Lecture features William Bartelt

The History Department welcomes you to attend its annual Spring Lecture today - March 30 - at 4:00 p.m. in the Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. William (Bill) Bartelt, a native of Holland, Indiana, will be discussing his lecture topic "Robert Dale Owen: The Political Transformation of a Wordsmith."

Bartelt is a graduate of Indiana State University and the University of Evansville. He taught social studies at Evansville’s Harrison High School for 37 years and was the social studies and fine arts department chair at the school when he retired in 2005.

For over 15 summers he was employed as a ranger and historian at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial [two summers at Lincoln Home in Springfield]. From 1986 to 2007 he was an adjunct American history instructor at the University of Southern Indiana.

He is currently president of the Evansville Museum Board, a trustee of the Indiana Historical Society, secretary of the Indiana Library and Historical Board, a director of the Abraham Lincoln Association, a member of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana board of directors, and historian (and lay leader) of Trinity UMC in Evansville.

He has served as president of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, as past president of the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society, and past president of the Newburgh Museum Foundation. In 2003 he received the Indiana Historical Society’s Hoosier Historian Award for contribution to historical scholarship. He was a member of the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Advisory and Education Committees and served as vice-chair of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

In 2008 the Indiana Historical Society Press published his book There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth.

Submitted by Katherine Martyn


Info You Should Know

* The LinC looking for new staff for 2017-18

The yearbook is looking for dependable students to be a part of the 2018 LinC staff. Every position from writing to editing to photography is available. No experience necessary. Academic credit available. Visit the Student Publications Facebook page for the link to the application and to read job descriptions. For additional information, please e-mail

Submitted by Tracy Maurer

* Join the Crescent Magazine staff

The Crescent Magazine is hiring and we could use you! Help make a difference by joining YOUR campus media!

There are many positions to choose from: ad designer, reporter, columnist, copy editor, photographer, social media assistant, and event planner. Visit the Student Publications Facebook page for the link to the application and to read job descriptions.

For additional information, please e-mail

Submitted by Tracy Maurer

* Interested in law school? New legal studies minor is for you!

If you’re interested in law school or a job in the legal professions, UE’s new legal studies minor is for you!

This minor complements many majors including, but not limited to:

• Political science
• International studies
• Criminal justice
• Sociology
• Psychology
• History
• Business
• Health services
• Communications
• Philosophy
• Environmental studies.

Students planning to enter the legal profession are advised to pursue baccalaureate degrees in academic areas best suited to their interests. While the new legal studies minor complements the above majors well, it can be paired with any existing major.

The minor requires Law and Society (LS125) and Constitutional Law -- both providing necessary context and background for any of the legal professions - plus a variety of electives for more specific law-oriented courses such as business law, criminal law, or environmental law.

LS125: Law in Society is offered in Fall 2017. Add it to your registration list! 

The minor brings together a number of law-oriented courses currently being taught at UE across disciplines and colleges. 

Contact Kevin Gray, legal studies program director, at for more information.

* Nominations being accepted for Outstanding Senior Service Awards

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and future contribution to society.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards nominations will be accepted March 20-April 11.

Please download the nomination application and print it out and share copies with students whom you would like to nominate so they can complete the requirements and submit their applications. Copies are also available in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 11. Questions can be referred to Karen Martin at or 812-488-2500.

* Letterhead and envelope orders due April 12

The Office of Publications has distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. We are able to get a substantial price break on boxes of envelopes (500 quantity) and reams of letterhead (500 quantity) due to the size of the order. Smaller orders placed later in the year will be more expensive.

If you did not receive the ordering information from the Office of Publications, please e-mail or call ext. 2561.

Orders are due April 12.

* Apply to be an I-House coordinator for 2017-18

International House (I-House) is a long-standing UE program that showcases the University’s international students through weekly country presentations. I-House coordinators are paid to recruit presenters and run the program each Wednesday. Coordinator applications are now available! If you're interested in getting to know more international students and looking for a leadership position on campus, apply today by filling out the I-House coordinator application.

 Applications are due Friday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* BIOL 100 offered online during Summer I

Are you interested in taking a non-majors biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements? Then take BIOL 100 D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 15-June 16). Please contact Dale Edwards ( for more details.

Submitted by Dale Edwards

* COMM 380 offered ONLINE in Summer I

Would one class that fulfills many general education requirements and teaches valuable skills interest you? How would you like to take such a course NO MATTER where you plan to be this summer?

Do you want to reduce your course load during the regular fall or spring semesters?

Would you like to be more prepared for your future career in a diverse society and global world? Want to add another skill set to distinguish you from the pack? How about increasing your cultural knowledge and communication competency to relate more effectively with people from other cultures in your personal and professional life?

Do you want to fulfill several General Education competency requirements in one course?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider enrolling in COMM 380 ONLINE (Intercultural Communication) offered in Summer Session I.

COMM 380 meets criteria for General Education Outcome 9 (Understanding of Core Concepts of Society, Human Behavior, and Civic Knowledge) and Overlay Component A (Global Diversity: International Component).

For more information contact professor emeritus of communication Dean Thomlison at

Submitted by Dean Thomlison

* Residence hall recycling contest March 13-31

As part of Recyclemania, a contest will be held to see which residence hall is recycling the most (by weight) per resident. The contest will be held starting March 13 until 2:00 p.m. on March 31.

Here are the details:

• Eligible recyclables are paper, newspapers, magazines, empty plastic containers, empty aluminum and steel cans, empty cardboard, empty cereal, soda boxes.
• Items not considered recyclable: glass, pizza boxes and plastics other than those marked with the recycle sign and number 1–7.
• If a recyclables bag is contaminated with items such as trash, Styrofoam, full drink containers or food, it will be treated as trash, and excluded.
• The winning hall will be the one with the greatest recyclables weight per resident.
• Prizes – a trophy will be awarded to the winning hall. There will also be a drawing for residents of that hall for two Smart Strip Energy Saving Surge Protectors.

Please e-mail or call ext. 2697 for more information.

Submitted by Jan Schrader

* Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship applications

Family, friends, and loved ones of the late 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.

This scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving sophomore student with demonstrated financial need as shown by the results of the 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 encouraged to apply. Please include in your essay your particular financial need, since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file.

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

  1. Completed application
  2. In a one page, single spaced, 12 point Verdana font essay, please answer all of these questions:
  • What have you learned about yourself as a UE student?
  • What do you do for fun when not studying or working?
  • Name a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
  • You have done a lot in your short life.  In what areas do you think you can improve?
  • What are your scholastic and career goals?
  • How did you finance your freshman year and how will you finance your sophomore year? 
  • Why are you a good candidate to receive this scholarship?
  • What have you learned about Dr. Hartig, how does he influence or inspire you, and how will you preserve his legacy as recipient of this scholarship?

Please return all materials to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1. Decision will be announced by August 1.

If you have questions, contact Trisha Hawkes, administrative assistant to the Office of Financial Aid, at or 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes



* Women's Tennis earns two weekend wins

A pair of home matches at Wesselman Park saw the University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team earn a pair of victories to even up their season record at 10-10.

The Purple Aces started things off with a 4-1 win over Wright State before earning a 6-1 decision over IUPUI.

"This (Wright State) was a good match against a very tough, senior-laden team. I know just how tough it is to get a win against them since I coached most of them two years ago,” UE head coach Jayson Wiseman said. "They came out and put us on our heels a bit taking the doubles point, despite an excellent win at #1 by Theda and Chieko. However, we did an excellent job of bouncing back and established really good momentum by taking the first set in 5 of 6 singles matches. Chieko, Diana, Theda, and Andrea did a great job of finishing off their matches in straight sets to clinch the win.”

Wiseman was also happy with the effort against IUPUI.

"This was a perfect trap match because of the short turnaround and we very nearly fell into it. We were fortunate that Daria and Andjela we able to turn their match around and come back from a 4-1 deficit to get a 7-5 win and save the doubles point for us,” he continued. “The emotional boost that gave the team really lifted up everyone going into singles. That positive momentum allowed us to once again take five of six first sets and close out all five of those matches to take the victory 6-1."

"Both these matches were huge for us as a program since both of those team beat us handily last year,” Wiseman added. “I am very pleased with how we played this weekend and hopefully we can carry this forward against Western Kentucky and Wichita State next week."

Wright State started the opening match by taking the doubles point before UE stormed back to sweep singles play and earn the 4-1 win. Chieko Yamada, Diana Tkachenko, Theodora Soldatou, and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga each earned singles wins.

In the match versus the Jaguars, Evansville picked up the doubles point before taking five out of six singles tilts. Yamada, Tkachenko, Daria Pentsova, Pascual-Larrinaga and Andjela Brguljan were the singles winners for the Aces.

A road tilt at Western Kentucky on Friday begins the action next week before conference play begins on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against Wichita State at Wesselman Park.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Florey's walk-off home run sends UE to sweep

With two on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Morgan Florey connected on her fourth home run of the season to give the University of Evansville Softball team a 4-1 win over Loyola in Missouri Valley Conference play on Sunday at Cooper Stadium.

Florey’s homer gave the Purple Aces (11-12, 3-0 MVC) their first conference sweep since 2012 against Indiana State. In the circle, the Peoria, Illinois, native went the distance once again, giving up just one run in seven innings of work. She also struck out 12 batters, marking her fifth game in a row with 10 strikeouts.

“We had a goal going into this year to be good heading into conference play, which is why we scheduled as tough as we did,” Aces head coach Mat Mundell said. “To get a sweep in our conference opener is a testament to the ladies and how hard they have been working. This team showed what they are capable of by putting it together in all aspects – pitching, hitting, and fielding. We are going to be tough to beat.”

Loyola (16-7, 0-3 MVC) came out looking to jump on the board early as the put runners at second and third with no outs. Morgan Florey was not deterred as she struck out two and got a groundout to end the threat. The Aces quickly took advantage and put the first run of the game on the board in the bottom of the frame. Brittany Hay led off with a bunt single and advanced to second on an error by the Ramblers. With two outs, Chandra Parr had a clutch hit to right to score Hay and give UE the early lead.

The Ramblers threated again in the top of the third by loading the bases, but Florey shut the door once again. In the sixth, Loyola was finally able to get on the board as Shannon McGee had an RBI single to right to tie the game at 1-1.

In the bottom of the seventh, UE saw some 2-out magic play a huge role in the victory. Brittany Hay and Michal Luckett each drew walks to bring Florey to the plate. She came through with a home run to deep center to finish off the game and give the Aces the sweep with the 4-1 win.

Evansville had seven hits while holding Loyola to five. Luckett and Parr had two hits apiece for UE while Erica Nagel registered two hits for the Ramblers.

Valley play continues next weekend as the Aces welcome Bradley to Cooper Stadium for a 3-game set.  Saturday’s action features a noon doubleheader before Sunday’s game begins at noon. Sunday will also feature recognition for former Aces softball and women’s soccer player Beth Csukas, who will receive the MVC Most Courageous Award at 11:45 a.m. All first responders will receive free entry to the game.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Manolo Concepcion working with USA Volleyball

Purple Aces head volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion will represent the University of Evansville program at several USA Volleyball National Team tryouts over the next month.

“I am extremely excited to be part of this project at the national team level of USA Volleyball, especially because of my passion for long term training and development of athletes of all ages, and the potential for professional growth as a coach and as a leader,” Concepcion said. “This is a great step for our program and city as well, as it continues to increase the awareness for our university, while it also encourages youth and junior athletes around the area to aspire for High Performance opportunities.”

Concepcion will be working on the tryout staff, assisting them with running drills and evaluating athletes for the USA Volleyball National Team pipeline. He will be working two tryout dates in Indianapolis as well as one apiece in Nashville and Kansas City. His first work began March 17 and the final takes place on April 20.

Coaches from around the country work with USA Volleyball at these tryouts. There are approximately 30 in different cities around the United States. Concepcion is working specifically with the High Performance Tryout.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* UE Trustees inducted to 2016 EVSC Hall of Fame

Recently, two University of Evansville Board of Trustee members were inducted into the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation 2016 Hall of Fame. Dr. Rose M. Mays, class of 1967, and Lt. Gen. John B. Conaway, class of 1956, were two of 14 individuals inducted into the Class of 2016 Hall of Fame on March 15.

Mays professor emerita, is retired from Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) where she also served as an associate dean. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She earned her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

Conaway, class of 1956.graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. During his time at UE, he was a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. He earned a masters degree in management and human relations from Webster College. In 1986, he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws from his alma mater.

The EVSC Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional and exemplary individuals. The majority of those honored are EVSC graduates who have spent their lives improving public education. The EVSC Administration building houses the Hall of Fame display in downtown Evansville.

Learn more about this year's inductees and the induction ceremony in this Evansville Courier & Press article.

* Roscoe receives Susan Kelley Jordan Leader in Courage Award

Roscoe With AwardPhysician Assistant Department Chair Michael Roscoe has been awarded the Susan Kelley Jordan Leader in Courage Award. This award was presented at the recent 22nd Annual Celebration of Leadership.

Roscoe is pictured with his presenter, Dr. Steven Becker of IU School of Medicine.

We are proud of you, Dr. Roscoe!

Submitted by: Billie Chandler

* Mathematics professor lectures in Canada

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, presented his recent research on "Beatty Sequences" and "Fractal Sequences, Fractal Trees, and Linear Recurrence Sequences" on March 8 and 9 to the Undergraduate Honours Seminar and the Faculty Colloquium at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Beatty sequences are named in honor of Canadian number-theorist Sam Beatty, and fractal trees were introduced in 2016 in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.


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