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Thursday, August 10, 2017

* Fall Conference 2017

The University of Evansville Fall Conference is today, Tuesday, August 15. A dessert reception will welcome everyone back to campus in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 12:30 p.m. The Fall Conference begins 1:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre.

Submitted by Tracey Folden

* Fall Conference concurrent sessions 2017

Fall Conference concurrent sessions are Wednesday, August 16, in the Schroeder School of Business Building. All UE employees are encouraged to attend beginning at 9:00 a.m. A light continental breakfast will be available in the lobby.

You can find out more details about the individual sessions by signing into AceLink. The information is listed under Areas on the Academic Affairs page.

Submitted by Tracey Folden


Info You Should Know

* QUILL - your new interlibrary loan portal

QUILL LogoThe Libraries are pleased to introduce QUILL, a portal where interlibrary loan (ILL) requests can be created, tracked, and accessed. The new service shows all of your requests on a single page, links to articles, and details about the status of your requests and item due dates. You can submit new requests from this interface using fill-in-the-blank forms. You will also choose how you want to receive notifications: email, text or both. Please do not opt out of receiving notifications!

Due to a library system migration, the Find It @ UE button will not pre-populate ILL forms with citation information from any database. It does send users to QUILL where you can select the appropriate form and copy/paste the citation. Updates to QUILL and other library systems later this month should restore this functionality.

I hope that these changes will improve your ILL experience. If you have any questions, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at or 488-2487.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer

* Schedule change - Men's Soccer regular season opener

The University of Evansville Men's Soccer team has made an alteration to its 2017 schedule. The Purple Aces will now open the season against Anderson University at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 25 at Arad McCutchan Stadium. Just five days prior to the regular-season opener, the Aces will open preseason play with an exhibition against IUPUI on August 20 at 5:00 

* Instructional technology open office hours

Teaching an online course or interested in flipping a class? Visit the Center for Adult Education during instructional technology open office hours for support in using lecture capturing tools or online learning strategies and best practices. Office hours are Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Leslie Barton at

Submitted by Leslie Barton

* UE Stories Abroad: Shaun in Italy

Shaun Sizemore, who is majoring in physical therapy, recently studied abroad in Italy.

He said that “the best part about the Italian culture was the pride they have for not only their work, but for their towns and their countries. They were truly amazing hosts and were always trying to make us feel welcome by inviting us to their houses or exchanging gifts for every occasion.”

You can now visit the UE study abroad website to read all about Shaun’s experiences during his time in Italy!

Submitted by Greta Becker 

* Textbooks are ready - are you?

Textbooks are ready in the UE Bookstore for either purchase in the store or online at the UE Bookstore website Get them early to avoid the rush. We have new, used, rental, and eBook options available for most books. And keep in mind if you're short on cash you can charge your textbooks to your student account up to $1,000 per semester. There's no reason to wait!

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Faculty and staff photo exhibit - submissions wanted

All active and retired UE faculty and staff are invited to submit work for a photography exhibition that will be on display from September 15-October 15 in the Krannert Gallery.

Please bring the work to Hanns Pieper, emeritus professor of sociology and gerontology, in the Department of Law, Politics, and Society located in Room 60 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Work will be accepted from August 14-25. 

Photographs should be matted, framed, and suitable for hanging in the Krannert Gallery. Items will be returned in the form that they were submitted.

If you have further questions, please e-mail Pieper at

Submitted by Carol McCraney

* Fall 2017 Pcard cardholder training schedule

The Fall 2017 Pcard cardholder training session calendar is now available on the AceLink Pcard website under Training Materials/Dates to Remember. For questions or to reserve a training spot, contact the Office of Administrative Services at ext. 2941.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Catering Service Information for Chartwells

As you know, the University has signed an agreement with Chartwells, a new food service provider. In addition to general dining options beginning this fall, Chartwells is also the catering services provider to the campus community.

Please direct all catering requests to the new catering e-mail address at Sodexo’s service to the University ended on Thursday, June 22. Any requests sent to the previous address will automatically be forwarded to the new address.

Chartwells Catering Contact Information
Kellie Short
Director of Dining Services

Read more about Chartwells’ services, including menu favorites from Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, on our website here.



* Lois Patton elected into MVC Hall of Fame

One of the most influential names in the history of University of Evansville athletics has been elected into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame as Lois Patton was selected for the Class of 2018.

“This is overwhelming and surprising, but I feel that it is a validation of my work at the University of Evansville,” Patton said. “This recognition is a testament to the university and the support it has had for the women’s programs and how it has survived and improved quite a bit over the years. This is definitely the pinnacle of my career and is very humbling.”

Patton is the pioneer of women’s athletics at the University of Evansville. She started at UE working in the physical education department before joining athletics. She started the women’s basketball, women’s tennis, softball and volleyball programs at UE and spent time coaching all four programs while simultaneously serving as professor of health and physical education and the director of the women’s sports program.

“It is great to be able to receive this recognition, especially in the 25th anniversary of women’s sports in the MVC,” Patton continued. “This shows just how far female athletic programs have come, but it is also something that has seen females have new opportunities across the board.”

She was instrumental in expanding women’s athletics at UE to six varsity teams in the early 1980s and coached until 1981 when she moved into an administrative role as women’s athletic director at UE.

While at Evansville she expanded the curriculum as the head of the Department of Physical Education and that work helped the program expand to include majors such as athletic training, sport studies, and exercise science.

“We think the world of Lois and are happy to be recognizing her on campus, but this recognition in the Valley is only fitting for her accomplishments and her dedication to women’s sports at the University of Evansville,” UE director of athletics Mark Spencer said. 

Patton retired in the late 1990s, but continues to play an active role in UE athletics where she serves on the Hall of Fame committee, acts as a photographer and supports all of the Aces programs. The new volleyball and women’s basketball floors are named in her honor – Lois D. Patton Court, while one of the most prestigious awards for the Purple Aces – the Lois D. Patton Award – is given annually to the top female senior student-athlete

In 2016, Patton was the recipient of the John Sanders Spirit of the Valley Award.

"Lois is a pioneer in women's athletics and her induction into the MVC Hall of Fame is most deserving,” said UE senior associate athletic director/SWA Sarah Solinsky.  “Her vision and passion to create opportunities for female student-athletes at UE has made a lasting impact in the development of what our women’s sports have become over the years."

Five other representatives of the Purple Aces are currently in the league hall of fame. The others are Arad McCutchan (2004 – Lifetime Achievement), Jim Byers (2008 – Lifetime Achievement), Fred Schmalz (2012 – Men’s Soccer Coach), Krissy Meek-Engelbrecht (2013 – Women’s Soccer), and Mick Lyon (2016 – Women’s Soccer Coach).

“The Missouri Valley Conference has always been recognized for the great success of its athletics programs, with a rich history that dates back more than a century,” said Commissioner Doug Elgin. “Our MVC Hall of Fame has provided us with an opportunity to honor the student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and contributors who have played important roles in the conference and in intercollegiate athletics.”

The league will conduct its annual Hall of Fame ceremony as part the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship next March 1-4. The March 2 festivities will begin with an 8:00 a.m. breakfast, followed by the induction ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the 2018 Hall of Fame event – scheduled to be held in the Peabody Opera House which is adjacent to Scottrade Center – can be obtained by calling the league office at (314) 444-4300. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The individuals we will be honoring in the Class of 2018 are representative of the men and women who have preceded them in our Hall of Fame. They’ve brought significant honor to themselves, their institutions and to the Conference. We are truly humbled to have this opportunity to salute them for their achievements. In a year in which we are celebrating 25 years of women’s athletics in the MVC, we’re excited to announce our six-person class, which includes three women who positively impacted women’s athletics at their institutions.” 

* Early goal propels Aces past SIUE in exhibition opener

With just a week of training complete, the University of Evansville Women's Soccer team impressed in its 2017 preseason opener with a 1-0 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Wednesday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Despite just a week of practice, it did not take long for the Aces to strike with their first goal as freshman Taran McMillan slipped through the Cougars' back line and received a through ball from junior Sara Osinski in the box. McMillan dribbled right and fired a shot past the keeper giving Evansville an early goal advantage in the second minute.
The Aces took control of the contest in the first half, putting three shots on goal and one off the post in the first 25 minutes. Through the opening 45 minutes of the contest, Evansville and SIUE each fired five shots with a pair each on goal.

The tide turned in the second frame, as the Cougars came out aggressive. SIUE had its chance to equalize in the 66th minute as Ashlyn Walter was taken down in the box and was awarded a penalty kick. Walter stepped to the spot and fired a shot over the crossbar.

In the contest, SIUE outshot the Aces, 14-7, with a 9-2 advantage for the Cougars in the second half. Stepping up in her first collegiate outing, freshman goalkeeper Michaela Till answered the bell, starting and playing all 90 minutes in goal, making seven saves including five in the second half.

"I thought it was a tale of two halves," said UE head coach Krista McKendree. "We controlled the first half and they controlled the second half and they should have definitely had a goal or two. We had three chances in the first ten minutes and should have been up 2-0 for sure, I think, but they did a very good job of rebounding and taking it to us in that second half."

"Overall, I think it was very good," said McKendree on the exhibition victory. "Obviously we knew that we were going to be young everywhere on the field, so for us its about finding out who is doing well and what we can build around and then what we still need to work on."

The win is UE's third-straight victory in its exhibition opener, following wins over Eastern Illinois and Murray State in 2015 and 2016, respectively

* Strobel to participate in conferences in England

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, will be presenting a paper at the Enlightened Princesses conference on October 31. The conference is sponsored by the Historic Royal Palaces (UK) and the Yale Center for British Art.

The conference venues are Hampton Court (October 29), Kensington Palace (October 30), and the Tower of London (October 31), where Strobel will be presenting her work on Queen Charlotte’s (1744-1818) support of female artists, especially textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845).

While in England, Strobel will be giving a second paper on Linwood’s collaboration with Leicestershire artist Charles Loraine Smith (1751-1835). This conference will be held at the Melton Carnegie Museum in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

* Students to present at Society of Neuroscience meeting

University of Evansville neuroscience students Sarah DuFresne and Brianna Nichols have been selected to present at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC, this November. The two will be presenting the results of their study comparing neuromarketing methodologies.

DuFresne, the lead on the project, was awarded a travel grant by the Faculty for Undergraduate Research. The national competition for grant is very challenging. There are over 200 applicants for 25 grants, and in order to be accepted, students need to show excellence in both quality of science and devotion to their project.
Equipment for the study was purchased with funds from a UE Innovation and Reinvestment grant and a Ball Brothers Venture grant.

Students with laptop

As part of their study, DuFresne and Nichols used an eye tracker that reads pupil diameter and a devise that reads galvanic skin response (electrical changes in skin conductance) caused by the sympathetic nervous system responding to alarming or alerting stimuli. The students compared responses to the same stimuli and ran a mathematical analysis that allows them to graph one physiological measure against the other.

“This analysis allows researchers to compare results across the measurement technique,” explained Lora Becker, UE neuroscience program director and associate professor of psychology. “Our results are like a comparison of GRE to MCAT scores.”

* Cirino publishes article in Huffington Post

Associate professor of English and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in English Mark Cirino co-wrote an article that was published in the Huffington Post. Cirino's article discusses a newly published Hemingway vignette called Torcello Piece.

This Hemingway sketch is in Cirino's new book, Hemingway and Italy: 21st-Century Perspectives, published last month by the University Press of Florida. Torcello is a small village north of Venice where Hemingway stayed in the late 1940s, and Torcello Piece is the writer's ode to the place he loved.

You can read Cirino’s article on the Huffington Post website.

Hemingway And Italy


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