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Friday, May 12, 2017

Upcoming Events

* AmeriCorps VISTA Virtual Information Session

Are you ready for the next step in your career?

Are you passionate about making a difference and working alongside communities to fight poverty?

Want to learn valuable non-profit management and sustainable community development skills?

Consider joining AmeriCorps VISTA! To learn more about the program, and hear from some currently serving members, tune in to our Virtual Information Session on Wednesday, May 24, at 3:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. PT).

To register or search for other virtual webinars, click here

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke 

* FREE Honoring Women Veterans Conference to be held at UE

The eighth annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference will be hosted at UE on Saturday, June 17. The conference is FREE and open to women veterans and current service members. Registration is required by June 1 at or by calling 812-488-2141.

Attendees will receive valuable veteran benefit information, enjoy a complimentary luncheon, and an afternoon of being pampered with massages, manicures, facials, prizes, and more.

This year's special guest speaker will be Marylyn Harris, MSN, MBA. Harris is a US Army veteran and founder and executive director of the country’s first Women Veterans Business Center located in Houston, Texas. She is committed to improving the health status (mental and physical), education, and economic opportunities of women and girls. The mission of the Women Veterans Business Center is to connect, educate, and empower women veterans and military families to start and grow wealth-generating veteran-owned businesses.

Harris has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work including the prestigious White House Champion of Change Award presented to her by President Barack Obama in 2013.

Join us as we hear how Harris overcame obstacles including PSTD to lead a fulfilling personal and professional life. She has lessons to share and is an inspiration to all.

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt

* Re-Think Diversity Through Advocacy and Dialogue

The Office of Diversity is offering re-thinking diversity sessions again this summer to help campus members with discussion and dialogue around diversity and inclusion. The theme will be “Re-Think Diversity Through Advocacy and Dialogue.” They will be on Tuesdays beginning June 6 through August 1 (excluding July 4) from noon-1:00 p.m., in Room 273 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Each session allows participants to think and dialogue about how to re-think everything they ever knew about diversity topics by providing solution-oriented steps and strategies. There will be resources for participants on how to engage in diversity opportunities for encouraged inclusion on campus.

Sessions are intended for any campus member (faculty, staff, administrators, or students workers).

Please note that anyone attending at least six sessions will be given a certificate of completion from the Office of Diversity Initiatives at UE at the end of the summer.

Information on the sessions is below:

June 6
“What you need to know about Evansville’s LGBTQ community and how to offer support,” presented by Wally Paynter, Tri-State Alliance

June 13
“Evansville’s Black History and the mission of the Evansville African American Museum,” presented by Lu Porter, executive director, Evansville African American Museum

June 20
“Why affinity groups are important and the steps to increase retention within a diverse workforce,” presented by Danyelle Granger, vice president, diversity and inclusion director at Old National Bank

June 27
“What is the Evansville Chamber of Commerce doing to increase diversity?” presented by Megan Alvarez, inclusion coordinator, Chamber of Commerce

July 11
“More than accommodations: Understanding the needs of people with different abilities,” presented by Gary May, retired professor of social work, president of Veterans for Peace

July 18
“True inclusivity: Building and strengthening important diversity community initiatives,” presented by Alex Burton, banker, Old National Bank

July 25
“Women in the workforce: How can we make it better?” presented by Jennifer Briggs, university registrar, University of Evansville

August 1
“Celebrating and exploring the Hindu temple and culture,” presented by Tri-State Hindu Temple and Cultural Center

For more information contact LaNeeca Williams at or by phone at ext. 2413.


Info You Should Know

* Peace Corps now accepting applications!

The Peace Corps is now accepting applications for hundreds of positions in 47 countries with departures in next winter and spring 2018. Find an opening that fits your skills and interests, or choose to serve where you are needed most.

Departures in January, February, and March 2018:
Apply by July 1 | Know by September 1

Departures in April, May, and June 2018:
Apply by October 1 | Know by December 1

Apply early for the best chance to serve in the country and program of your choice.

More information, click here.  

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke 

* Aces softball completes 2017 season

In the opening game of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, Loyola scored three runs in the first inning on their way to a 6-1 victory over the University of Evansville softball team on Thursday afternoon at Marian Kneer Stadium.

With the loss, the Purple Aces season comes to an end with a 20-33 mark.  League Newcomer of the Year Brittany Hay finished the season with a team-best .309 batting average while senior Hayli Scott finished at .302.  Morgan Florey wrapped up the campaign with 14 victories in the circle along with a 1.99 ERA and an MVC-best 194 strikeouts. 

Florey also provided the power in the lineup, pacing the team with nine home runs and 32 RBI.  She was responsible for UE’s run on Thursday, going 1-3 while bringing home the Aces’ run in the contest. 

Loyola wasted little time getting on the board as Katie Kasubke hit a home run to center field to give the Ramblers a 3-0 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, the Aces showed that they were ready to fight back.  Brittany Hay hit a leadoff double before moving to third base on a Michal Luckett groundout.  Up next was Morgan Florey, who singled down the right field line to score Hay and get UE on the board.  Morgan Lambert also added a hit in the frame.

The score remained 3-1 until the top of the fifth when the Ramblers plated three more runs.  They loaded up the bases with one out and Kasubke drew a walk to add their fourth run of the game.  Jamie O’Brien also notched an RBI.

Evansville looked to rally in the bottom of the seventh as a pair of runners reached with two outs, but a groundout ended the game as the Ramblers took the 6-1 win.

Florey tossed all seven frames, allowing six runs, three earned, on six hits.  She fanned six Rambler batters.  Kiley Jones was the victor for Loyola, scattering six hits over her seven innings of work.

* Pcard Summer 2017 Cardholder Training Schedule

The Summer Pcard training schedule is available on the AceLink Pcard website

Please contact Terry Voges or Kim Winsett to sign up for Pcard training. 

* Summer publication schedule for AceNotes

As there are fewer submissions to AceNotes during the summer, AceNotes will only be published on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the week of Monday, May 15. AceNotes Extras will still be published whenever needed. The regular AceNotes publication schedule of every Monday through Friday will resume when school begins again in August.

* Suspects arrested after April 28 armed robbery

Evansville Police have arrested two men suspected of working together to commit multiple armed robberies over the last two weeks, including the robbery that happened on Walnut Street west of campus on April 28. 

According to the affidavit of probable cause, one of the suspects stated to officers that he robbed four females at gunpoint near the University of Evansville campus.

Read more from 14 News here:

* Sign up now for June health screenings

Sign up now for your wellness screening and earn HRA credits. Screenings will be held in the UE Employee Health Clinic on June 6, June 7, and June 8 from 7:00-10:50 a.m. Sign-up on Acelink. A 12-hour fast is recommended. E-mail with questions.

* 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



* Heidi Strobel gives lecture at Kalamazoo College

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history and Curator of the Peters-Margedant House, gave a public lecture about the Peters-Margedant House move on Wednesday, May 10. Strobel gave the lecture at her alma mater, Kalamazoo College, which is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Submitted by the Department of Archaeology and Art History

* Hay, Lambert and Florey earn MVC Awards

Brittany Hay, Morgan Lambert and Morgan Florey each earned Missouri Valley Conference awards at a banquet on the eve of the conference championship in Normal, Ill.

Hay was recognized as the league’s Newcomer of the Year while Florey and Lambert earned All-Conference Second Team honors.  Lambert was also named to the All-Defensive Team.

A junior out of Georgetown, Ill., Hay led the Aces with a .372 average in conference play while scoring 22 runs over that span.  She batted .306 for the season and was the conference Newcomer of the Week on April 10.

"This is such a tremendous honor for Brittany! She has had such a great year at the plate for our team,” UE head coach Mat Mundell said.  “She is a dynamic weapon out of the lead-off spot."

Morgan Lambert had another nice season at the plate and in the field.  The first baseman finished with an unbelievable .997 fielding percentage this season and improved her career tally to .989.  That is third on the all-time program list.  She finished second on the squad with eight home runs and 27 RBI.

"I could not be any happier for Morgan. She has been such a clutch player for us in conference play the last three years," Mundell said.  "It has been awesome to see her grow as a player this is a nice recognition for her senior year."

Another player who does it all for the Purple Aces has been Morgan Florey.  UE’s leader with 9 homers and 31 RBI was even better in the circle.  Her 188 strikeouts paced the MVC this season while her 1.95 ERA was third in the league.  She is the defending league Freshman of the Year.

"I am excited for Morgan to earn this recognition,” Mundell explained.  “She continues to improve in the circle. She is without a doubt one of the best pitchers in the MVC."

Evansville’s award-winning trio and their teammates are set to open the league championship on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. versus Loyola.

* Sari Baum's Norton Writer's Prize essay now online

Creative writing student Sari Baum recently placed in the fiercely competitive Norton Writer’s Prize, a national competition awarded annually for an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate. You can now read her essay, “Bánat is Hungarian for Grief,” online on the Norton & Company website.

* Mary Ellen Wylie named Outstanding Teacher of Year

Mary Ellen Wylie, professor of music at the University of Evansville, was named the 2017 Outstanding Teacher at the University during UE’s 159th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9.

UE alumni value the exceptional education they received here, and to encourage continued excellence, the Alumni Association sponsors this award honoring distinguished service in teaching.

Wylie came to UE in 1991. She earned her undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her advanced degrees from the University of Kansas. 

She is an experienced music therapist having worked with children with severe developmental delays and multiple handicaps, adults with mental handicaps, the elderly and terminally ill, and patients with cancer.

Wylie is past president of the American Music Therapy Association and has served a number of years on the board of directors and executive committee of that organization. In March 2010 she was awarded the Honorary Life Member award from the region for distinguished contributions made over the years.

She has given numerous presentations locally, as well as at national, regional, and state music therapy conferences. She has been published in the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives.

As director of UE’s music therapy program, Wylie teaches courses in music therapy, supervises music therapy practica, and coordinates internships.

A record number of nominations for this year’s award were submitted for Wylie, not only from students, but also from alumni and fellow faculty members. 

* Whitsitt and Wallisch named Outstanding Seniors

Lynnette J. Whitsitt and Nathan Wallisch were named the University of Evansville’s Outstanding Seniors during Commencement at the Ford Center on Saturday, May 6.

The Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May Outstanding Senior Service Awards are the highest honors that UE presents to one female and one male senior. They are named for two of the University’s most respected alumni, Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May.

Whitsitt received the Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award. She graduated today with a Bachelor of Science in psychology with minors in ethics and sociology. 

She is a member of such groups as Psychology Club, Admission Ambassadors, Newman Club, and Circle K. Whitsitt was president of her sorority, Chi Omega, when the national organization awarded it the Founder’s Cup. This honor is given to the top five performing chapters in the nation.

As Relay for Life chair of Colleges Against Cancer, Whitsitt worked with the University of Southern Indiana and the American Cancer Society to create an annual event at both campuses.

She served internships at Southridge High School and the Huntingburg Housing Authority. 

Whitsitt has a passion for children and mental health, and her career goal is to become a school psychologist.

The Guthrie May Award was presented to Wallisch. He graduated today with a double major in electrical engineering and applied mathematics.

Wallisch has been a member of UE’s Engineering Honor Society, Tau Delta Kappa, and was named Male Admission Ambassador of the Year. In addition, he was vice president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 

He has served as a tutor for the math department and as an assistant for the physics lab. Wallisch was also very involved with intramurals. 

As a commuter student and orientation leader, he was recently elected to represent the student body as a student-elected member of the Board of Trustees.

Wallisch completed an internship at Ciholas, Inc., and Alcoa Warrick Operations, where he was offered and accepted a position as an electrical engineer. His professional career begins in June. 


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