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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

* Helen Skuggedal Reed, Adjunct Professor of Organ and Harpsichord

Dear UE Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I report to the UE family that Helen Skuggedal Reed, adjunct professor of organ and harpsichord, passed away late Saturday after a fall last week. Please keep Ms. Reed and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Friends may visit today - Wednesday, March 22 - from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel. A memorial service and concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church at a later date. Her obituary and more information may be found online here.


President Kazee


What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Dinner and Discussion

All are welcome to join the Newman Club today, March 22, starting at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner and Discussion. Come for as little or as much of the evening as you like – we’re always happy to see new faces! We will be enjoying homemade food followed by a presentation on “Being a Fool for Christ” led by UE’s own Sister Teresa. You can find us at the house on Lincoln Avenue with the purple banner. For more information, please contact Olivia Voegerl at

Submitted by Emily Schuster

* SIAM Student Chapter Talk - "Pain Research and Practical Statistics"

Ailing Li, postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University, will give a talk to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) student chapter today. The lecture will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Room 126, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. The topic of the talk is "Pain Research and Practical Statistics."

Submitted by Pengcheng Xiao

* 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

* 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.

* Final performance of Ruby Sunrise tonight

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opened The Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff on March 17. The last performance is tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Out of a remote 1920’s Indiana town emerges Ruby, a driven and capable woman who wants to change the world with the first all-electric television system. Groff’s inventive play follows two generations of strong-willed, Midwestern women working to overcome obstacles that challenge them from moving forward. In this underdog story, conflicts arise and tensions flare as the truth is questioned. Tune into this illuminating tale sure to leave audiences wondering how much is compromised when art imitates life.

Elisa Hoover, a senior theatre studies major from Atlanta, Georgia, takes the helm as director of the production. The cast includes senior Cody Vann, from Denton, Texas, and juniors Braden Wilkerson from Fort Worth, Texas., Miranda Schieving from Denver, Colorado; Paige Ward from, Round Rock, Texas, Aaron Gonner from Dubuque, Iowa; Simon Earle from Shorewood, Wisconsin; and Kira Vuolo from Westminster, Colorado.

The creative team for The Ruby Sunrise includes scenic design by junior Jacob Sellers from Fort Branch, Indiana; costume design by senior Olivia Rigdon from Colorado Springs, Colorado; lighting design by junior Baxter Pitt from McKinney, Texas; and sound design by senior Robbie Love from St. Louis, Missouri. The dramaturg is senior Emily Westing, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the stage manager is junior Emma Blevins from San Antonio, Texas. This production is under the technical direction of Department of Theatre professor Chuck Meacham.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to make reservations by calling 812-488–2031, Monday-Friday, noon-5:00 p.m.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Philanthropy Week - every student benefits!

Philanthropy Week (March 27-31) at the University of Evansville is a time when we come together as a campus community to celebrate the gift of philanthropy. It is an opportunity to educate our students on how and why people donate to UE. We will also celebrate the generous donors who make it possible for many of our students to attend UE. 

Last year we had 7,378 donors! 

Drop by the Ridgway University Center from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. any day during Philanthropy Week to sign a huge 'Thank You' banner and write a thank you note to a UE donor. The banner will be displayed at our Gift of Scholarship dinner on Thursday, March 30. The personalized thank you notes will be mailed to Pep and Vim donors.

Awareness Day is Monday, March 27. Stop by a “Fact Snack” location and learn about how UE is supported. Who donates, how the funds are used, ways to give, and so much more!  

Pick up your “Fact Snack” from:

  • 11:00 a.m. in the Schroeder School of Business Building
  • Noon in Ridgway University Center
  • 1:00 p.m. in Graves Hall

Gratitude Day - Donuts for Donors is Tuesday, March 28. Last fiscal year, 40 percent of our employees gave back to UE! That is amazing support from within our campus community. Donut Bank donuts will be delivered around campus as a special thank you to our campus donors. Want a donut next year? Make a donation on March 31!

Class Act Day is Wednesday, March 29. For students at UE, Class Act Day is a chance to make a difference for future UE students and leave a legacy on the UE campus. At special tables set up in the Ridgway University Center, students can show their support and love for UE by making a gift. All students who make a gift of at least $5 will have their name written on a leaf that will be added to the giving tree.

Gift of Scholarship Dinner is Thursday, March 30. Every year, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations sponsors a dinner to bring donors and scholarship recipients together. Many of our students receive the gift of scholarship. This event provides an opportunity for students to personally thank a donor. Donors get to see how their gift of scholarship has directly impacted a student.

Pep and Vim Day of Giving is Friday, March 31. We need everyone’s help to reach our goal of 500 gifts in 24 hours. The Alumni Board will donate $10,000 if we reach our goal so please give on Pep and Vim!  A gift of any size counts and matters in the lives of UE students!

Submitted by Liz Riffert

* Save a life! Red Cross blood drive hosted by Sig Ep

Sigma Phi Epsilon is hosting a Red Cross blood drive in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Thursday, April 6, from noon-4:00 p.m.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to sign up to donate blood. You can sign up at tables in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24.

If you have questions please contact

Submitted by Jacob Lutz

* Sunday Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Godfrey will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at

Submitted by Lilee Robinson

* Manna Give Back on March 26 for Road to Mafraq

Come to Manna Mediterranean Grill on Lincoln Avenue between 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, to support refugee children in the Middle East! Present this flyer at the time of purchase, and 20 percent of your sales will directly benefit Road to Mafraq.

Road to Mafraq is a non-profit organization which works to increase access to education for children affected by conflict in the Middle East. All proceeds from this event will go towards Road to Mafraq's endeavors to educate children in Jordan. UE's Science Alliance for Syria has organized this fundraiser for Road to Mafraq.

Science Alliance for Syria is the joint project of science clubs at the University of Evansville including Society of Physics Students (SPS), Biological Sciences Club (BiSci), Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO), and Chemistry Club.

Submitted by Humza Khan

* University Worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Join us in Neu Chapel this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for University Worship.

Submitted by Dallas Gingles

* Health Careers Forum set for March 29

The EXSS Club and career development are hosting a Health Careers Forum Wednesday, March 29, from 6:15-8:30 p.m. in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

Professional panelists from different organizations in our area will come to share their experiences. This event will be a great opportunity for anyone who would like to make acquaintance with local health care professionals.

RSVP as soon as possible by adding your information to this sign-up sheet.

Attendees are asked to dress business-casual. All students from health career fields should plan to attend. There will be an MD, PA, PT, PTA and CLS personnel there.

Submitted by Kaela Guglielmo

* Let's bowl! Spare Change for Warriors Bowling Tournament for charity

UE students, faculty members, and administration and the Tri-State community will gather to bowl for charity on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. at River City Recreation on Weinbach Avenue. Proceeds from the tournament will be shared among Fallen Patriots, the winning team's charity of choice, and UEVETS student veterans organization. Please consider registering a team or sponsoring a lane for $120. Act fast, there are only 16 lanes/team spots available. Contact Chris Haynes at or 812-629-6777 for details.

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt

* Scholars for Syria Poetry Slam

Scholars for Syria is excited to announce that it will be hosting its first ever Poetry Slam! The event will take place on Thursday, April 6 from noon-1:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. If you would like to participate, please add your name, title of piece, UE e-mail address, and notation as to whether you agree to being filmed during your performance to this sign-up sheet.

Please select a piece that will not exceed the five minute time limit.

The theme of this poetry slam is the Syrian crisis. While the theme is specific to Scholars for Syria's mission of advocating for and supporting Syrian students, we invite participants to speak about the following topics with respect to the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East: diversity, acceptance, violence, discrimination, war, love, peace.

Performance selection criteria:

  • May be original poetry
  • May be hand-selected from literature (Please credit the author.)
  • May be replicated from a video online (Please credit the author.)
  • May not contain vulgar language (Exceptions may be granted on an individual basis)
  • May not exceed five minutes

You will have access to a microphone.

Submitted by Kendra Mehling

* Swing Dance Fundraiser tickets

The UE Jazz Ensemble will once again be selling tickets to its annual Swing Dance Fundraiser. Tickets may be purchased from professor of music Timothy Zifer at, ext. 2878, or Room 144 in the Fine Arts Building - or at the door. The dance will be Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Tropicana Executive Conference Center. The cost of the tickets are $10 and all of the proceeds go toward the UE Jazz program. Dancing, cash bar, and silent auction will be featured. Come swing with us!

Submitted by Timothy Zifer

* 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

* Documentary on HPV epidemic

Please join us for a screening of the poignant documentary, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, today from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Along with the movie screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with local experts. Admission will be free.

This documentary takes a look into the lives of five women affected by HPV, the widely misunderstood and controversial virus that causes several types of cancer, including cervical. We welcome and encourage men and women to attend, as HPV effects everyone.

Submitted by Laura Connors

* 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 

* 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

* 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

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* No parking Friday at Lutheran church across from campus

The staff at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer on Lincoln Avenue across from campus request that UE students and employees avoid parking in their lot on Friday, March 24. They will be hosting a memorial service that day and will need all available parking.

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt

* Need financial aid for summer courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a summer financial aid application, also available in the Office of Financial Aid. We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases during the summer term is limited to: federal loans (direct or plus), private student loans, federal Pell grants, tuition remission (employees and dependents), and student employment. Refer to the summer form to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible based on your anticipated enrollment status.

On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based federal/state work-study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* 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.

* United Way annual meeting on UE Campus

United Way will host its annual meeting breakfast meeting in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 251 and 252, Ridgway University Center, on Thursday, March 23 from 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Hughes at

* 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

* Last chance for nominations for Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards are due by this Friday, March 24. These awards will be presented at the 24th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 19 at 7:00 p.m.  Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:

• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80 percent of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.

The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 20. You can download a nomination form or stop by Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center to pick up a nomination form from the Dean of Students Office. Return the completed nomination form and essay to the Dean of Students Office, located in Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center, or by e-mail to

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements!



* Troy Taylor enjoying professional success in Canada

Former University of Evansville Men’s Basketball player Troy Taylor has completed a stellar year at the next level as a member of the Canadian Basketball League.

The 2016 CBL Defensive Player of the Year averaged 17.4 points per game and 8.0 rebounds for Hamilton United. In much the same fashion he did as a Purple Aces, Taylor was a beast on the boards as his eight per game was third in the league and tops among guards. The next guard on the rankings notched 6.2 per game.

Taylor’s stellar output in all facets of the game saw him finish second in Most Valuable Player voting. His offensive game was working well as his 17.4 PPG was seventh on the leaderboard while his shooting – 53.6% - was also near the top.

On February 4, Taylor had his best professional game, notching 30 against Scarborough. He also totaled 28 just a week earlier against Wellington. On top of his scoring and rebounding, the Anderson, Indiana, native notched 6.9 assists and 2.6 steals over the course of the 14-game season.

Things are looking bright for the league as attendance was solid and it recently earned a television contract.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Kayla Katterhenry ties for second in Tennessee

Evansville Women’s Golf team earned a fifth place finish at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate at Sevierville Golf Club.

A 3-over 74 on Tuesday saw Katterhenry finish one stroke behind medalist Elizabeth England of Carson-Newman. Katterhenry’s efforts in the tournament saw her post a 3-round tally of 220.

Giulia Mallmann was second for the Purple Aces. She carded an 84 in the final round and completed the tournament with a 246 to finish in 28th. One behind her was Maggie Camp. The senior registered an 83 to total 247 strokes in the tournament - good for a 29th-place tie.

Madison Chaney and Lexie Sollman completed the top five. Chaney had her best round of the tournament on Tuesday, scoring an 81 to tie for 32nd with a 250. Sollman posted an 85 on her way to a 257. She placed 38th.

Lee University took the team championship by 11 strokes over Tennessee Tech. Lee posted an 895 while TTU finished at 906. Belmont took third with a 916 while Carson-Newman (932) and UE (961) rounded out the top five.

On March 27-28, the ladies make their way to Maumelle, Arkansas for the Little Rock Invitational.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Gray and Pahud earn top ten finishes for Aces men

A successful three rounds of play saw two University of Evansville men’s golfers earn top ten finishes while the Purple Aces earn a tie for third as a team at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate and Sevierville Golf Club.

Tyler Gray had another round under par on Tuesday, carding a 2-under 70 to finish the event with a 210. The 70 comes on the heels of a 4-under 68 in Monday’s second round.

Wil Pahud also recorded a top ten as his final tally of 216 was good for a ninth place tie. He posted an even 72 on Tuesday. Third on the team was Jon Pick. A solid round of 75 in the final tour of the course saw him finish the event with a score of 225 on his way to a tie for 24th place.

Zac Turi was the fourth member of the squad on the leaderboard. Turi tied for 32nd as his Tuesday score of 76 gave him a 228. Matthew Ladd tied for 40th place as he notched his best round of the event, a 74, finishing with a 230. Noah Reese tied for 32nd as an individual, coming in with 228 strokes.

Carson-Newman extended its lead for the team win. Their 3-round total of 847 was 25 ahead of runner-up Lincoln Memorial. Evansville and Austin Peay tied for third with scores of 877. Jake Headrick of Carson-Newman shot the low round of the tournament on Tuesday – a 6-under 66 – to edge teammate Tom Forester, 205-207.

On April 1, the Aces will be bacon on course at the Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Florey picks up second MVC Pitcher of the Week honor

For the second time in the 2017 season, University of Evansville sophomore Morgan Florey has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week in an announcement by the league on Monday.

Florey made three starts on the week, earning three wins and throwing a complete game each time, including a shutout over Loyola in the series opener. In 21 innings of work, she gave up just three earned runs while striking out an unbelievable 37 batters while walking just four. Opponents batted just .169 against her.

In Tuesday’s home opener against Northern Illinois, Florey went seven innings allowing two runs on six hits while tying her career mark with 14 strikeouts. She brought her best stuff once again in Saturday’s Valley opener versus Loyola, throwing a 1-hit shutout while fanning 11 batters.

Sunday’s finale saw her help UE to its first MVC series sweep since 2012 as she threw seven more innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out 12. At that plate, she hit a 3-run walk-off home run to clinch the victory.

Florey and the Aces are back home this weekend to face Bradley in a 3-game set.  On Saturday, the action begins with a 12 p.m. doubleheader before Sunday features one game at noon.  Sunday’s game will also see former UE softball player Beth Csukas honored with the Missouri Valley Conference Most Courageous Award.  All first responders (police, fire, EMT, etc.) will receive free admission to the game with proper ID.

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


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