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Friday, August 11, 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


What's Happening Today

* Women's Soccer wraps up exhibition slate at Murray State

As the regular season quickly approaches, the University of Evansville Women's Soccer team will conclude its exhibition schedule with a road match at Murray State this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Murray, Kentucky.

UE opened exhibition play on Wednesday evening with a 1-0 victory over SIU Edwardsville. In the exhibition opener, the Aces got off to a quick start with a goal by freshman Taran McMillan, assisted by junior Sara Osinski, just 1:23 into the game. The Aces held firm defensively as freshman goalkeeper Michaela Till was strong in goal, making seven saves in a full 90 minutes of action.

Murray State enters the exhibition after amassing an 8-5-4 record in 2016. Regular season co-champions in 2016 after compiling a 7-0-3 Ohio Valley Conference mark, the Racers were selected by head coaches and sports information directors as the favorites in the OVC in 2017.

Following the Murray State exhibition, the Aces return home to open the regular season on Friday, August 18, against Southeast Missouri State at 7:00 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.


Upcoming Events

* Hochwender to speak at Science with a Twist today

Professor of biology Cris Hochwender will be speaking at Bokeh Lounge today - Wednesday. August 16 - at 6:30 p.m. His talk on loss of habitat and the survival of native species is part of a series called Science with a Twist, a novel forum to learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts.

Mitch Luman from Evansville Museum has created this forum to provide an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question.

Everyone has fun at Science with a Twist, from those completely unfamiliar with science to self-identified “science geeks.”

Science with a Twist is open to anyone and everyone. Join us at the Bokeh Lounge, have a beverage, and feed your mind. The night will include science trivia, a time to socialize, and an opportunity to talk about what we can all do to help the survival of native species.


Info You Should Know

* SDG2 Pcard news

MasterCard has announced Pcard report processing changes in SDG2 (Smart Data Generation 2). These changes are scheduled to be released on Sunday, August 20. They will impact the process of running future reports beginning with the UE August cycle reports. The report changes are expected to be positive and consolidate the steps involved with running monthly cycle reports. As information is released, it will be shared immediately via PcardNews (e-mail) to cardholders and will be available on the AceLink Pcard website. Stay tuned.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* 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 

* 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



* 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.” 

* 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.


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