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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

From the President

* New food service partner Chartwells coming fall 2017

Dear Campus Community,

As you know, we’re always looking for ways to enhance the student experience at the University of Evansville. That’s why I’m pleased to announce an exciting new change in our on-campus food service. We have signed an agreement with Chartwells, a national food service provider, to begin serving the campus community in fall 2017.

Menu favorites from Chick-fil-a and Starbucks, as well as a multitude of other new dining options, will be available around campus this fall:

• Students will choose what’s served each semester at a themed Student Choice Station.
• New anytime dine provides all-you-can-eat access from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
• Satellite Smart Market Express stocked with fresh food daily

Last year, a committee of students, faculty, and staff members was formed to explore food service options with the goal of expanding the variety and quality of the dining experience at UE. The group reviewed proposals from numerous vendors and visited other universities to see first-hand how the various dining programs were implemented.

The committee was impressed with Chartwells’ array of services and its assurance of superior quality. Chartwells’ commitment to sustainability was also particularly impressive. The company focuses on reductions in food waste, solid waste to landfill, and efficiencies to minimize the use of water and electricity. They offer biodegradable to-go containers, specialized monitoring equipment to eliminate food waste, and donate leftover edible food to those in need. Chartwells sources seasonal and local foods first, offers vegetarian options without compromised flavor, and tailors menus to each individual campus.

Please join me in welcoming our new dining service partner to campus. Renovations to dining locations will begin in summer 2017 and come online through the fall semester.


Tom Kazee


Upcoming Events

* Men's Basketball camps start in June

Several great summer camps are being offered by the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team over the next two months.

Action starts with the Shooting Skills Camp on June 2-3. It is for children in grades 1-12 and concentrates on shooting skills and drills.

The popular day camps are back and will be held three times. The first week will be June 12-15 with the other weeks set for June 26-29 and July 10-13. The two sessions in June are for grades 1-12 while the July camp is for grades 1-6. Lunch is provided each day and campers also receive a T-shirt and basketball.

Day camps run from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily and include several different formats including individual skill development, contests and 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games. An option is also available for those who would like to do just the morning or afternoon sessions in each week.

A great family bonding experience highlights the Father and Son Camp on June 17-18. It is for campers in preschool through 8th grade and begins at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday while running through noon on Sunday. This camp emphasizes skill development, team play and fun. It includes two meals along with a one night stay on the UE campus.

High School Shootouts are being held on June 9-10 and June 23-24. Availability is limited and all teams that sign up are guaranteed five games.

For more information, call 812-488-2757 or e-mail


Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore closed May 29 and 31

The UE Bookstore will be closed on May 29 for Memorial Day, and also Wednesday, May 31, for its yearend inventory. Departments wanting to charge purchases to the 2016-17 budget should do so by May 26. If you have questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Call for papers for Andiron Lecture Series 2017-18

UE faculty and administrators - as well as members of the Evansville community - are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of their research or expertise for the 2017-18 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome to submit proposals.

Please send the following by e-mail:

A 50-word abstract with name, academic affiliation/occupation, paper title, and contact information to Annette Parks at with a Cc to Cheryl Emmons at

Emmons will forward these to the Andiron Lecture Committee for consideration.

Please note that if you have already agreed to present an Andiron Lecture for the 2017-18 series, Parks ( will need a title and a paragraph of biography for the series flyer with a Cc to Emmons ( when it is convenient for you to provide them.

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by e-mail to Parks at with a Cc to Emmons at Emmons will forward them to the Andiron Lecture Committee for consideration.

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons

* Health screening sign-ups

Wellness screenings are scheduled to take place June 6, 7, and 8 in the Employee Health Clinic. Earn HRA credits! You can schedule up to two appointments when you sign in to AceLink. There is a recommendation for a 12 hour fast because triglycerides are included with the blood fat/cholesterol testing. However, please arrive with no less than an 8-hour fast. Hydration is important when fasting - water and black coffee are allowed prior to testing.

Contact Ashley Chipps at with questions.

* COMM 380 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?

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

* 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

* May Pcard cycle ending!

The May Pcard cycle which began on April 22 ends on May 22. As of May 25, cardholders may schedule and run the May cycle report. May transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until May 29. On May 29 the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the May cycle.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* 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



* Lambert earns MVC Scholar-Athlete honor

Thirteen conference softball student-athletes have been named to the 2017 MVC Scholar-Athlete first team, including three repeat first team selections, as voted on by the league's softball sports information directors and announced by the Missouri Valley Conference office.

Six additional student-athletes garnered honorable mention accolades, including Purple Aces senior Morgan Lambert.  A steady slugger for the University of Evansville, Lambert finished second on the team with eight home runs and 27 RBI. 

Starting 50 games, Lambert has notched 323 putouts at first base.  Lambert completed the season with a .261 batting average.  Her top game of the season came against Tennessee State where she hit a grand slam.  Lambert has posted a 3.79 GPA as an Elementary Education major.

In order to be eligible, student-athletes must have at 3.2 GPA or higher, be at least a sophomore in athletic and academic standing and meet certain playing requirements.

* Morgan Florey earns All-Region honor

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that 667 student-athletes from 175 programs have received 2017 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades. 

The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first, second and third team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2017 NFCA Division I All-American squads.

Representing the University of Evansville was sophomore Morgan Florey.  She earned a spot on the Mideast Region Second Team in the Utility/Pitcher spot.

“Congratulations to Morgan.  She had a great year in the circle and at the plate for us,” Purple Aces head coach Mat Mundell said.  “It is always nice to receive this kind of an honor which is voted on by region coaches, it really speaks to the type of season Morgan had.”

Florey was one of the top players in the Missouri Valley Conference this season, both in the circle and at the plate.  With 194 strikeouts, Florey paced the league in that category.  She also completed the year with a 1.99 ERA, third-best in the Valley.

On the offensive side, the Peoria, Ill. product was equally impressive.  Her nine home runs was tied for third in the MVC.  She paced the Aces in that category along with her 32 RBI and .514 slugging percentage. 

Her honor is the first one for the program since 2012 when Kayla Fortner was also named to the Second Team.

* Cirino's article appears in Huffington Post

Ernest Hemingway's SignatureIn honor of the 100th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway's high school graduation, Mark Cirino has co-written an article that appeared in the Huffington Post.

Cirino, associate professor of English and Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in English Literature, co-wrote the article to accompany rare and evocative images from Hemingway's high school years. Many of these photographs appeared in Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park, a book Cirino co-wrote.

Read the article, Hemingway’s High School Graduation: 100 Years Later, on the Huffington Post website.

* UE wins Rookie of Year Award at NASA Student Launch

UE's Project Ace, a team of mechanical engineering students led by seven seniors, was awarded Rookie of the Year for their performance in the NASA Student Launch competition. The team built and tested a rocket that was designed to reach an altitude of exactly one mile and protect fragile material throughout the flight. Students competed at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, in April against other colleges and universities from across the US. Scoring for the award included various aspects of the 9-month project, such as reporting, presentations, design analysis, actual flight performance, and safety. The rocket will be on display on the second floor of Koch Center for Engineering and Science later this summer. Please join us in the congratulating the team on their success!

UE Rocket Team Members


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