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Monday, May 8, 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.


Upcoming Events

* PA program fundraiser at Azzip Pizza is today!

Join us in raising money for the PA class of 2019 by dining at any Azzip Pizza location today. Bring in this flyer and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated back to the PA class!

Flyer for pizza give back program

Submitted by Haley Vos


Info You Should Know

* Hayden propels Aces to series win at Bradley

Justin Hayden gave the University of Evansville Baseball team everything it needed on the mound on Sunday, and the line-up made it count as the Aces picked up an 8-2 victory over Bradley at Dozer Park.

“What a great effort from Justin today,” UE head coach Wes Carroll said. “He’s an extremely competitive guy, and with him toeing the rubber, it felt like it was the World Series. He was locked in from the first pitch, and all in all, he was outstanding. The effort that he had today was much needed, and he was playing with a lot of passion. It was great to see.”

The win secures a second Missouri Valley Conference series victory for the Aces as the team took two out of three from the Braves to improve to 15-31 with a 6-8 mark in league play. Bradley, meanwhile, dropped to 19-25 and 5-10 in the MVC.

Hayden, who saw his scoreless streak snapped at 15 innings, was excellent on the mound, tossing seven innings while giving up just five hits and a pair of runs. The Mayfield, Kentucky, native is now 4-5 on the season.

At the plate, opportunistic hitting was the story of the day for the Aces, and it began early as a two-out base hit by Travis Tokarek cashed in the game’s opening run. Bradley would reclaim the score before a double steal in the third set the stage for back-to-back run-scoring singles from Craig Shepherd and Kenton Crews.

Shepherd ended 2-for-4 at the plate, and Crews was 1-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in. Tokarek finished 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, taking his team-best on-base streak out to 19 games.

Crews went on to bring another home with a sac fly in the fifth before Nate Reeder batted in a pair to make it 6-1. Both teams added a run in the sixth before Reeder singled in another an inning later to account for the final score.

Reeder finished the day 3-for-5 at the plate, and as a team, the Aces out-hit the Braves 11-6.

Bradley’s Alex Gray was on the hook for the first three runs, and with the loss, he dropped to 0-3 on the season. Offensively, Andrew Ivelia led Bradley, ending 2-for-3.

UE will return to action on Tuesday with a trip to Austin Peay.

* Softball falls in regular season finale

Wichita State scored five runs in the first inning and held on from that point to take a 5-0 win over the University of Evansville Softball team on Sunday afternoon.

The Purple Aces (20-32, 11-15 MVC) will be the #5 seed for this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in Normal, Illinois. Wichita State finishes the season at 31-19 and 16-9 in the league.

Danielle Cassidy made the start for UE, giving up the five runs over two innings of work. Emily Lockhart had another nice outing in relief, tossing four scoreless innings while allowing three hits.

Brittany Hay, Chandra Parr, and Susan Norris picked up the Aces’ three hits on the day.

Wichita did all of its scoring in the first as Madison Perrigan started it off with an RBI double. Another big hit came off of McKenzie Adams’ bat as she plated two runs with a double as the Shockers took a 5-0 advantage.

That would be the scoring for the day as WSU took the 5-0 win. They recorded eight hits on the day while UE finished with three.

In a nice gesture prior to the contest, the Shockers honored UE’s nine seniors and presented each with a rose as they took the field for their final regular-season contest.

Stay tuned to for the full MVC Tournament bracket.

* Thursday afternoon golf outings

The employees of the University of Evansville are again invited to play golf with other UE employees on Thursday afternoons during the summer months. The UE golf outings will be on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at Fendrich golf course. You can reserve your tee time by contacting Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising at or 488-2605 by 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the outing.

Submitted by Deborah Kassenbrock

* Want a copy of the 2016 LinC?

About five copies of the 2016 LinC remain and are available to those wanting a copy. Pick up your copy of the yearbook outside of student publications. First come, first served!

Submitted by Tracy Maurer

* Fitness Center summer hours

Starting Monday, May 8, the schedule for the Fitness Center will be as follows:

  • Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • Open Swim on Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
  • Yoga on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Zumba on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm

Submitted by Lori Adams

* 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



* Student-athletes honored with President's Council Award

Five University of Evansville student-athletes were honored recently with one of the most prestigious Missouri Valley Conference Awards – The President’s Council Academic Excellence Award.

Earning the accolade were:
Whitney Biggs/WSO - Exercise Science, Pre-Professional Track - 3.924
Bronwyn Boswell/WSO - Exercise Science, Pre-Professional Track - 3.933
Colleen Dierkes/WSO - Global Business - 3.84
Blake Simmons/MBB - Sports Management - 3.843
Everett Plocek/MSW - Exercise Science, Pre-Professional Track - 3.943

The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Spring 2016 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

Evansville’s recipients were recognized on Saturday morning at the Senior Breakfast, which is a yearly event that recognizes all senior student-athletes on the morning of graduation. Biggs, Boswell, Dierkes, and Simmons were each in attendance while Plocek was unable to attend.

* Wil Pahud earns spot on MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

The 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team was released on Friday and University of Evansville senior Wil Pahud earned a spot on the First Team

Pahud finished the year with a 73.67 stroke average over the course of his 30 rounds of action. His low score of the year came in the Donald Ross Intercollegiate in the fall as he posted a 69 in the final round.  He had a 3-round total of 212 strokes on his way to a tie for 7th place. His best finish in the fall was a tie for 6th at the Butler Fall Invitational. 

In the spring, he posted four top 12 finishes and did not finish worse than 21st in any of the six tournaments. His top outing was a tie for 3rd place in an impressive field at the Hoosier Invitational, hosted by Indiana University. The Finance major has notched a 3.4 GPA at UE.

Six golfers are on the first-team unit. Carpenter, Bennett and Jacobs are joined on the first team by Dustin Atkinson of UNI; Drake Bushong of Bradley; and Pahud. Tommi Avant of Drake; Kory Franks of Missouri State; Zach Hoskins of Loyola; Zach Jewell of Bradley; Jason Marrs of Illinois State; Conrad Walcher of Wichita State; and Peyton Wilhoit of Southern Illinois received honorable mention selection, by virtue of receiving a minimum number of votes.

The criteria for the MVC scholar-athlete team parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for its Academic All-America® program. Nominees must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale), while the student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institutions and must have participated in at least 50 percent of his team’s rounds or played at the MVC Championship.


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