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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

* Summer hours start today

The University will begin a modified summer schedule today - Monday, May 8 - through Monday, August 7. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. We will return to regular hours on Tuesday, August 8.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.


What's Happening Today

* Mass at 9:30 p.m. tonight

Mass will be celebrated tonight at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Confession and adoration will begin at 9:00 p.m. For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at

Submitted by Emily Rodgers

* Retirement reception for Tink Martin today

Tink Martin, PhD, physical therapy professor and associate department chair, will retire at the end of this academic year after 35 years of service to the University. A reception to honor Tink is planned for this afternoon from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in the Class of '59 Gallery, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center 

Submitted by Jennifer Simon 

* Pancakes are coming tonight!

Enjoy pancakes with some of your favorite Aces at the Pancake Study Break tonight from 9:00-11:00 p.m. in the dining hall in Ridgway University Center. There will also be door prizes, music, and fun! This event is free of charge to UE students. A UE ID is required.

Submitted by Emily Wilderman

* Graduating? Transferring? Federal loan repayment counseling session required

Students who have received federal direct loans (subsidized/unsubsidized) and plan to graduate in the spring or summer (or transfer after the spring semester) are required to attend a loan repayment counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session on May 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Amy Sowders


Upcoming Events

* Transitions from Military to College panel discussion

UE faculty, administrators, and staff are cordially invited to a luncheon and discussion on the topic of “Transitions…From Military to College,” sponsored by the UE Office of Veterans Affairs. The event is planned for Monday, May 8, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 1, to Cherie Leonhardt at or call 812-488-2141 along with your meal preference:

1. Tarragon chicken salad wrap (spinach wrap), lettuce, tomato, pretzels, chocolate chip cookie, water.
2. Club wrap (tomato wrap), chipotle mayo, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pretzels, chocolate chip cookie, water.
3. Roasted veggie wrap (garlic wrap), hummus, balsamic vinegar, eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, red peppers, pretzels, chocolate chip cookie, water.

UE has been an institution of higher learning partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs since 2009 to provide education benefits through the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Since then, we have seen an increase in student veterans and current service member students. These students bring varied experiences with them to UE. This discussion is for everyone – from those experienced working with student veterans, to those not so experienced. Please plan to attend to share your knowledge and bring your questions to the discussion. We hope you will plan to join us for this special opportunity to learn from each other.

Panelists include:
• Mike Roscoe - Director/chair/associate professor of physician assistant science at UE, lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard.
• Hilary Morales – UE assistant director of financial aid and VA certifying official.
• Erik Goodge – Current student veteran, junior, economics and cognitive science major, UE VETS student veterans organization president, Marine veteran.
• Matt Brown – Current student veteran, freshman, mechanical engineering major, Army National Guard veteran.
• Trudy Buckman - adjustment counselor from the Evansville Vet Center, Air Force veteran.

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt 

* This Week in Music: Jazz Band Invitational

Join the UE Jazz Ensemble and many of the area’s outstanding jazz bands for the Third Annual UE Jazz Band Invitational. The event takes place throughout the day on Sunday, April 30, in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. It will include a concert at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, that is free and open to the public, as well as a clinic on improvisation led by Jamey Aebersold.

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Final Days Sale at UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore is offering 20 percent OFF all clothing and gift purchases during Buyback Week, April 27-May 3. NIKE and Under Armour merchandise is 25 percent OFF during the same time. Clearance items are exempted from additional discounts. Stop in the bookstore and save before the year is over.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Reception for Vicki Custer, Janet Turner, and Becky Ziliak

Please join us TODAY for a retirement reception in honor of Vickie Custer, Becky Ziliak, and Janet Turner from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Class of ’59 Gallery, Ridgway University Center. Over the last 20 years, these ladies have faithfully served UE students in the health center. Please stop by to thank them and wish them well! Light refreshments will be served. 

Submitted by Karen Martin

* PAC Golf Outing set for Monday, May 22

On Monday, May 22, the annual Purple Aces Club Golf Outing will again take place at Oak Meadow Country Club in Evansville.

Foursomes are available for $600 while individuals may register for $150.  Your fee includes a boxed lunch, drinks, Aces NIKE polo shirt, and post-golf hors d’oeuvres. 

Registration on the day of the tournament starts at 11:00 a.m. before a shotgun start commences the action at noon. Following your round of play, a reception will take place from 5:00-6:00 p.m. with the awards ceremony taking place at 5:30 p.m., inside the clubhouse.

The fun and fast-paced format is a 4-person scramble where everyone hits off the tee, but only three players play into the green, with the person whose tee shot is utilized sitting the next shot out. Multiple tee boxes will be used where you start on the regular tee, move back after a birdie, eagle or double eagle, up for a bogie or worse, or for two consecutive pars. All players will putt with a 2-putt maximum on the green. Mulligans will not be utilized; instead a length of string will be provided to each team to make the putt without an additional stroke. Once a length is used, it cannot be reused. Additional lengths may be purchased.

Several great sponsorship opportunities are available and start out at just $150. Hole sponsors cost just $150 and include a sign on a tee or green. Three $250 opportunities are available: longest drive sponsor, closest to the pin sponsor, and cart sponsor. The chance to sponsor the reception is available for $1,000 while an event title sponsorship can be purchased for $2,500.

To register for the event, visit the Purple Aces Golf Classic web page.

For more sponsorship information, contact John Rodgers at or 812-488-4288.

* Ladies in Pink and Trebles Without a Cause A Capella concert

UE's A Capella groups, Ladies in Pink and Trebles Without a Cause, will join together for their end of the semester concert. Come join us on April 29 at 3:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall!

Submitted by McKenna Ceci

* Wesley Shepard Summer Music Camp

The University of Evansville Department of Music is currently accepting registrations for this year’s Wesley Shepard Summer Music Camp which will run June 11-17.

During this comprehensive week of music making, students will rehearse and perform in their specialty area, receive instruction in like-instrument/voice groups, learn music theory, and have a choice of music-related electives. The week will culminate with final performances by all student musicians.

Pianists who have had two years of private piano lessons are eligible to attend.

All middle and high school aged student instrumentalists and vocalists who have completed one year with their school ensemble (or similar experience) are encouraged to attend.

You can find out more about the camp or register to attend by going to the Wesley Shepard Summer Music Camp web page.

Submitted by Barbara Josenhans

* Vanderburgh County electronics recycling events

Vanderburgh County will be holding electronics recycling for residents of Vanderburgh County only on May 4, 5 and 6. For more information, check out the UE Environmental Management Department Facebook page or the Vanderburgh County website

Submitted by Jan Schrader


Info You Should Know

* Aces Place has new hours until summer closing

Ace's Place will have new hours of operation from now until it closes for the summer. Ace’s Place will be open:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:30 A.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  3:00-11:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 2: 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Mary Nowlan

* Ace's Place, Jazzman's, and Cafe Court summer closing info

Ace’s Place will close for the summer at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.

Café Court will close for the summer at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.

Jazzman’s will close for the summer at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.

Submitted by Katie Nowlan

* UE men wrap up MVC Championship

Senior Wil Pahud shot an even 72 on Tuesday to lead the University of Evansville Men’s Golf team to a sixth place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championship at Cog Hill Golf Club.

Pahud’s round saw him jump up the leaderboard to a tie for 21st place in the event with a 3-rond tally of 232. 

Tyler Gray remained in the top ten, finishing in a tie for eighth. The junior carded a 75 on Tuesday, finishing the tournament with a 224. Four strokes behind him was Noah Reese. His effort of 75 in the third round vaulted him to a 15th place finish.

Matthew Ladd notched a 79 and tied Pahud’s total of 232 strokes. The duo finished in a tie for 21st. Jon Pick posted his low round of the championship as he notched an 81. His total of 251 strokes put him in 44th place.

Trent Wallace of Illinois State held on to take medalist with a score of 218. He defeated Wichita State’s Yannick Emmert by one shot. The Shockers took top team honors as their final of 883 came in five strokes ahead of the Redbirds.

UNI took third with an 899 while Missouri State (908) and Southern Illinois (915) finished off the top five.  Evansville finished just one outside of the top five with a 916.

* COMM 380 offered ONLINE in Summer I

Would one class that fulfills several general education requirements and teaches you valuable life skills interest you? Do you want to reduce your course load during the regular fall or spring semesters? How would you like to take such a course NO MATTER WHERE you plan to be this summer?

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?

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

* Fitness Center finals week hours

The Fitness Center hours during finals week will be:

  • Wednesday. April 26-Friday, April 28: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29-Sunday, April 30: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 1-Friday, May 5: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6-Sunday, May 7: Closed

Submitted by Lori Adams

* Need a box?

The UE Bookstore has a limited number of boxes available to students who may need them for moving. Initial limit is two and they are free while they last. Stop by the UE Bookstore if you're interested.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Call for proposals for Continued Learning @ UE Program

The Center for Adult Education invites proposals for Continued Learning @ UE for fall of 2017. The courses run for five weeks meeting for 90 minute sessions.

Continued Learning @UE programmatically connects the campus and community consisting of alumni, emeriti faculty, and community members to encourage lifelong learning. Providing personal enrichment (non-credit) offerings on UE’s campus each fall and spring semester advances personal growth and enhances rooted knowledge.

Those interested should please e-mail Lindsay Roberts at

Submitted by Lindsay Roberts

* Summer books are ready!

Students that are taking summer classes are reminded that summer books are now available in the UE Bookstore. This includes all online and regular classes. We have special rental prices and eBooks for some classes. Any book rented for summer can be kept until August 23. Stop in the UE Bookstore today and get your book before you leave for the summer.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Commencement senior video: photos needed

Hey seniors! We are now collecting photos from our last few years to be included in Commencement's senior slideshow. The video will be presented prior to the ceremony on Saturday, May 6, and available to view online afterward, as well. Any and all photos that you would like to be featured - seniors only if possible! - should be uploaded by Wednesday, April 26.

Submitted by Alanna Payne

* Reminder: Purchasing procedures for May 2017

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, administrative services and accounting and audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard purchases
Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 22) will be paid from FY 2016-17 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.

Pcard purchases posting from May 23 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2017-18 (the new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2016-17 funds.

Office Depot orders
Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3:00 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.

Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 22 Pcard cycle and be paid from FY 2016-17 funds.

Office Depot orders placed and received - but posting to the Pcard from May 23-31 - will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2016-17 funds.

Purchase orders
Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2016-17 funds.

Approved requisitions indicating FY 2017-18 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.

Backordered purchase orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.

Blanket orders
All FY 2016-17 blanket orders expire on May 31.

Approved requisitions for FY 2017-18 (new year) blanket orders may now be submitted with June 1 through May 31 effective dates.

Backordered blanket purchase order items not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.

Requisitions for check request
All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted on a WebAdvisor voucher to accounting and audit by Monday, June 19 to be paid from FY 2016-17 funds. Any pre-May 31 purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2017-18.

* 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



* Florey goes the distance for Purple Aces

Purple Aces sophomore Morgan Florey threw a career-high 9 1/3 masterful innings in the circle, but a late hit saw Southern Illinois edge the University of Evansville Softball team, 1-0, on Tuesday at Charlotte West Stadium.

Florey struck out seven Saluki (26-21, 13-7 MVC) batters in the effort, which was her longest start at UE (20-27, 11-10 MVC). She gave up just six hits in the game. Brianna Jones threw ten innings of shutout ball, giving up seven hits while striking out 11.

“That was a great game featuring two of the best pitchers in the league just battling,” Aces head coach Mat Mundell said. “Both defenses made some great plays. I thought we did a great job of getting girls on base but were not able to execute and get them in.”

Evansville’s offense was held to one hit in the first three innings and just three through the first six frames. That changed in the seventh when Hayli Scott hit a leadoff single and Michal Luckett followed that up with another single to put two on with no outs. Susan Norris bunted them to second and third with one out, but SIU was able to escape with no damage being done.

Southern Illinois was held to just three hits through seven innings, but in the 10th, they were finally able to get on the board. With one out, Sydney Jones singled. Katelyn Massa came to the plate and delivered the game-winning double to finish off the game. 

UE wraps up its home schedule this weekend with a 3-game set against conference-leading Illinois State.  Action begins with a doubleheader on Saturday at noon. Fans are also reminded of the Purple Aces Club Ballpark Cookout, which features free food for fans in their Aces gear at 1:30 p.m. in between the baseball and soccer stadiums.

* Whitsitt admitted into school psychology PhD program

Lynnette Whitsitt has been accepted and admitted into a school psychology PhD program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She will start at UT in the fall of 2017 with a full-assistantship.

* Butterman accepted by sociology doctoral program

Olivia Butterman has been accepted by the Washington State sociology doctoral program. She will begin her studies this fall with an assistantship as she pursues research in environmental sociology with a focus in climate change skepticism.

* Religion professor contributes to international volume

The book Paul and Seneca in Dialogue, recently published by Brill, assembles an international group of scholars to consider the connections and contrasts between the thought of the apostle Paul and that of the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca. Religion professor Jim Ware’s contribution to the volume is entitled “The Salvation of Creation: Seneca and Paul on the Cosmos, Human Beings, and their Future.” More information on the volume is available on Brill’s website

* Choir program receives national distinction

The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) chose the University of Evansville to represent the state of Indiana in the National Collegiate Honor Choir which took place last month in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of the 2017 American Choral Directors Association National Conference. The ACDA National Collegiate Choir featured one quartet from each of the 50 states for a total of 200 singers.

Dennis Malfatti, director of choral activities, was asked by ACDA to prepare and bring four singers from UE for this event.

Senior vocal performance and music therapy major Rebecca Laskey, senior music therapy major Cynthia White, junior vocal performance major Adam Smith, and freshman music education major Griffin Devoy were selected as the quartet to represent UE and the state of Indiana as a whole.

The students were rehearsed and prepared by Malfatti in the weeks leading up to their trip to Minneapolis.

Even though only four students from each state could attend, this distinction was the result of recent achievements by all the members of UE’s choral program and the increasing recognition of UE’s choral program from ACDA, the nation’s largest and primary professional organization for choral music.


Sympathy to...

* Family of UE emeritus professor Bung-Chung "B.C." Lee

University of Evansville emeritus professor of civil engineering Bung-Chung “B.C.” Lee passed away on March 29, at Bickford Independent Living in Springfield, Illinois. He was a professor of mechanical and civil engineering at UE from 1960-1996

He is survived by his children, Rev. Lonna Chang-Ren Lee (husband, Rev. Chuck Goodman) and Rev. John Chang Yee Lee (wife, J. Evelyn Orr); grandchildren, Ruby Da-Ai Goodman Lee, Solveig Da-Qi Lee and Soren Da-De Lee; siblings, Bung-Fung (Dr. H.C.) Torng, Peng-Hwa (K.S.) Yang, and Bung-Yuan Lee; brother-in-law, Dr. Jason C. (Janet) Shih; sister-in-law, Mimi Ping-Yung Chiang Lee; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn; step-mother, Helen Hsieh-Ching Yeh Lee; and brother, Michael Pen-Tung Lee.

Lee was born in Beijing, China, on October 19, 1927. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, and served in the Taiwan National Guard before immigrating to the United States. Lee earned his Masters of Science degree from Georgia Tech and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.

His complete obituary can be viewed on the Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home website.

A memorial service will be held in Evansville, on Sunday, May 28, at 1:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church with burial at Park Lawn Cemetery followed by a dinner at Yen Ching Restaurant.


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