University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Dinner and Discussion welcomes Kairon Unfried

The Newman Center welcomes Kairon Unfried today at 5:00 p.m. for her talk on "God Winks". All are welcome and dinner will be provided!

Submitted by Breanne Buerster

* I-House Uruguay

Please join us this evening at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center for an I-House presentation on Uruguay. Ignacio Benitez will be presenting. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Alexis Whitacre

* EXSS Career Forum Tonight

The EXSS Club and Career Development are putting on the annual EXSS Career Forum tonight from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

There will be panelists from different organizations in our area who will come to share their experiences. This event will be a great opportunity for everyone who would like to make acquaintances with the local health care professionals.

Students are expected to RSVP as soon as possible here.

Attendees are asked to dress business-casual. All EXSS students are advised to attend.

Submitted by: Aimee Savoie

* After-the-auction sale today

The Office of Safety and Security will be having an after-the-auction sale for items that were not picked up, or were left over from the sale. The sale will be today - March 21 - from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in Ridgway University Center lobby.

Submitted by Carol Blair


Upcoming Events

* UE Engineering Excellence Day set for Saturday

UE's annual Engineering Excellence Day is set for this Saturday - March 24 - from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Ridgway University Center This event is free and open to the public.

Projects designed and built by teams of UE engineering student will be on display outside Ridgway University Center. The students will be on hand to explain how their projects were designed and created.

The students will also be presenting “Real Talk” from 1:30-2:00 p.m. in Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. During this activity, prospective students, parents, and anyone with an interest in engineering can find out what it is like to be an engineering student at UE.

* UELA Magnifying Mental Health is March 22

UELA Tier III is hosting a Magnifying Mental Health Event. This event provides students with the opportunity to discuss their mental health through stories, poetry, and music. UELA wants to create a safe, welcoming environment where students can share their experiences. We ask that students that attend or are participating to be respectful of their peers. Food will be provided at this event. It is March 22 in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Submitted by Alyssa Koberstein

* Film critic to speak on film and culture: Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

The Neu Chapel Community is excited to welcome Jim Hunter, professor of writing at USI and film critic for WEHT, for a special conversation on film and culture this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Hunter will discuss how film has effectively challenged various cultural preconceptions and misunderstandings and have offered new ways of understanding and acceptance. This important conversation will be held in the second floor gallery of Ridgway University Center. All are welcome and invited to attend!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Busy Persons Retreat

Next week, the Newman Student Center for Catholic Campus Ministry is offering a laid-back approach to retreats - a four-day retreat on campus on YOUR schedule. Participants will schedule meetings with a spiritual director from Monday-Wednesday for about 30 minutes a day. Spiritual directors are trained to focus on the problems and issues students are having in college. They can meet early or stay late - it is up to you! All participants will receive instructions for prayer, a booklet to guide their four-day journey and other essentials, compliments of the Newman Club Ministry.

The retreat officially begins on Sunday, March 25 with dinner at 6:00 p.m. At that dinner, participants will plan their week with their spiritual director. Students also have the option to attend the Diocesan Chrism Mass on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner at Turoni's to follow. All activities are free of charge this year.

If you are interested in signing up or have other questions about how this may fit into your schedule this year, please e-mail Catholic campus minister Jenny Koch at or call/text her at 812-454-0062.

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk

* Promotion and Tenure Committee open forum with candidates

The Promotion and Tenure Committee will hold an open forum on Thursday, March 22, at 4:00 p.m. in the Vectren Boardroom of the Schroeder School of Business Building. Committee members will answer questions about the promotion/tenure process and offer suggestions to those applying in the 2018-19 academic year. Candidates, their chairs, and all interested faculty are invited to attend. 

* This Week in Music: Scholars for Syria, Jazz Society, and Student Recitals

Scholars for Syria Presents Mariela Shaker, violin

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall
The University of Evansville Department of Music, Scholars for Syria, and Friends of UE Music invite you to join them in an evening of music and humanity! Guest artist and Syrian violinist Mariela Shaker performs a recital with UE faculty pianist professor Garnet Ungar.

Mariela Shaker is from Aleppo, Syria, and she started playing the violin at the age of 10. She left Syria at age 22 in 2013 after receiving a scholarship to study music performance at Monmouth College in Illinois, and was later awarded a full scholarship for her master’s in music performance at DePaul University.

In June 2015, Mariela performed at the Kennedy Center and was named a Champion of Change for World Refugees by President Obama. Recent engagements also include the International Rescue Committee to perform for Queen Rania of Jordan in 2016.

Mariela will receive the Anne Frank Award and perform at their gala in New York City in June 2018. She has also been performing and speaking with UNHCR worldwide as a high-profile supporter.

This talented artist uses music to build bridges, promote peace, and raise awareness for the plight of the Syrian people, using her music and her voice to support her fellow refugees in need. Her performance at UE will be followed by a presentation on advocacy for refugees. We sincerely hope you can join us for this exciting and enlightening evening of music and humanity!

The program is free and open to the public.

Evansville Jazz Society International Jazz Summit
Sunday, March 25, 4:00pm, Wheeler Concert Hall

On Sunday, March 25, legendary American jazz performer, pianist Phil DeGreg, will present his Jazz Quartet on the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series. For this concert, Phil and the group will be joined by one of England's most outstanding jazz musicians, saxophonist Alan Barnes. The concert will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 4:00 p.m.

A former member of the Woody Herman Orchestra, Phil DeGreg has long been regarded as one of the most outstanding jazz pianists. A graduate of the University of North Texas and a long-time faculty member at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Phil has collaborated with all the major jazz artists of recent decades. He is highly respected as a soloist, leader, and recording artist.

Alan Barnes is widely recognized as one of England's most influential jazz artists. He has led his groups in more than 30 recordings, and is in demand all over the European continent.

The concert is sponsored by the Evansville Jazz Society and the University of Evansville. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for Evansville Jazz Society members, and $5 for students.

This promises to be one of the most exciting performances ever presented on this long-standing concert series.

Student Recitals
March 24, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler – Amanda Mackey (violin)

March 24, 4:00 p.m., Wheeler – Emily Magary (violin)

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Snacks and Scribes

Come and join BiSci Club on Thursday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. in KC 203 to learn about being a physassist medical scribe!

Submitted by Kelly Nixon

* Lunch with the Aces returns in April

One of the most popular yearly events for the University of Evansville athletics department returns in 2018 as Lunch with the Aces will be held on Friday, April 13 at Meeks Family Fieldhouse on the UE campus.

Highlighting the day is keynote speaker Scott Shreffler. The 1993 graduate of UE was inducted into the Purple Aces Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004 and had has jersey retired in January of 2018.

The event goes from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the 13th. Early registration is $30 while seats will be $35 after April 9 and at the door. Corporate tables cost $350 and include eight seats plus two student-athletes seated at your table. There is also the option to provide lunch for a student-athlete for just $10.

Marx BBQ will once again cater the event with food being available for the duration. The program, which includes a video presentation and the keynote speaker, begins at 12:30 p.m. A student-athlete will be seated at each table.

A half post and silent auction will provide additional opportunities at the lunch.

You can register now at this link: For more information, call 812-488-ACES.

* Salvage the Semester Workshop - get back on track!

Make a reservation to have your own personal appointment with an academic coach at academic advising's Salvage the Semester Workshop on Friday, March 23 in the Writing Center in Clifford Memorial Library! E-mail for more details or to make a reservation.

Submitted by Kiersten Hasenour

* Nursing department presents program on "Sex on Campus"

UE nursing students will be presenting the "Sex on Campus" program on sexual health today - Tuesday, March 27 - from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This program, which is sponsored by the office of health education and wellness, will highlight an important issue on college campuses. The program focuses on education about STIs and HIV and the very real risk that this presents for students. 

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus

* Twitter scavenger hunt

The University of Evansville Alumni Association will be hosting a twitter scavenger hunt around campus next week. There will be clues each day and there will be prizes inside the eggs!

Submitted by Cameron James Cool

* Delta Omega Zeta's Break the Floor: Karaoke

Come join ladies of Delta Omega Zeta in their Karaoke night Philanthropy event. This fun night of singing and dancing takes place March 23 in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Stop by Delta Omega Zeta's table in Ridgway to order your tickets ahead of time: $5 to attend or to preform solo, $15 for a group of four or less people, and $20 for a group of five or more people. All proceeds will benefit Youth First.

Submitted by Eileen Rasmussen

* Informal Spanish conversation

Spanish students of all levels are welcome to practice with Fulbright Spanish TA Ignacio Benítez. The next session will be Thursday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 400, Olmsted Administration Hall. It’s a wonderful opportunity to interact informally in Spanish with a native speaker and to meet other students of Spanish. Please contact Ignacio at if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos!

Submitted by Ignacio Benitez

* Rosary Prayer at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays

The Newman Club will be offering a 20-minute rosary prayer every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Center for Academic Advising in the Clifford Memorial Library. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Olivia at

Submitted by Carly Walker


Info You Should Know

* RecycleMania - last two weeks

The 2018 RecycleMania tournament is down to the final two weeks! The competition, which encourages waste reduction and recycling on campuses nationwide, ends March 31.

UE is one of many schools participating this year. UE will compete in several weight-based categories that measure recycling and waste reduction per capita, as well as overall campus recycling weights as a percentage of total waste generated.

RecycleMania is about more than simply winning. It is a time to engage the entire campus community in awareness and action to reduce waste, recycle more, and protect the environment. More information can be found at

Submitted by Amber Elkins

* Swim Lessons

Get ready for the summer!

Swim lessons taught by our trained UE swimmers will start back up on Monday, April 2 and continue through Thursday, April 26.

Due to the limited pool space, and high demand of swimming lessons, we have decided to change the schedule in order to have more coaches on deck for the younger levels. It also allows more lanes for older levels that are wanting to train for the summer.

Mondays and Wednesdays:
4:00-4:30 p.m. - Levels 1, 2 and 3
4:30-5:00 p.m. - Levels 1, 2 and 3

Tuesday and Thursdays:
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Level 4 & 5
5:00-5:30 p.m.: Levels 1, 2, 3

We are aware of how many parents are struggling to make the 4:30 p.m. slot, and so we have added a later slot for extra pool space, as well as added attention on younger swimmers in the pool. We also are possibly opening up a 45-minute slot on a Saturday if some are interested in three times a week.

As usual, we will only require sign-up for new comers on the day of their first lesson. All you will need to do is e-mail Emma Forbes at and you will put you down for the days you desire. The price for the four-week session will still be $85 for the twice a week.

If you have any questions about what level your child may be, please contact Forbes at and she can help you. If you have a problem with the level schedule, we may be able make an accommodation for you. Please let any competitive swimmers know that we would love them to join the Aquatic Aces!

Submitted by Emma Jayne Forbes-Milne

* Men's Basketball Student Attendance Survey

Attention students - please take the following survey on your experience attending UE men's basketball games:

Responding to this survey will help us improve the overall game experience and support for the team.

Submitted by Scott Peace

* UE Theatre holding campus-wide auditions for "It Can't Happen Here"

Casting Call: Auditions open to ALL.

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre is hosting a reading of "It Can’t Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis and John Moffitt. This play follows a politician who defeats FDR by promising a return to patriotism and traditional values and ultimately creates a totalitarian administration based on fear and intimidation.

Not a theatre major? No worries! This opportunity is open to ALL members of the campus community. Come audition for a chance to perform with associate professor of history Daniel Byrne, Annie Stenftenagel, and Ryan De Hoff.

Directed by 2001 UE Theatre alumna Amy Attaway, participants will engage in an accelerated rehearsal process on March 24 and 25, join a special event on March 26, and perform for the campus on March 27.

When: Saturday, March 24, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Hyde 124
What to Prepare: Be ready to read sides (scenes) from the play

When: Saturday, March 24, 3:00–7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Hyde 124

Pre-Show Event: "Happening Here! An Interactive Event"
When: Monday, March 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Eykamp 251, Ridgeway University Center

When: Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Shanklin Theatre

Pre-Show Event Details
"Happening Here! An Interactive Event" Based on the play by Sinclair Lewis and John Moffitt, "It Can’t Happen Here"

Do today’s political arguments frustrate you? Are you longing for opportunities to explore multiple points of view about the health of our democracy? Join us for two events organized by UE students who are dedicated to encouraging civic engagement and creating dialogue through theatre.

Presented in conjunction with a reading of "It Can’t Happen Here," the first event (Happening Here!) will provoke dialogue about current events without ever focusing on Donald Trump or Nancy Pelosi. Instead, we will look at our own opinions through the lens of a fictional version of history in which an underdog candidate wins an election and uses fear and intimidation to create a totalitarian administration. Meet the real-life characters who inspired the play. Learn from experts - including President Kazee and your favorite professors - who can help us talk to each other about the similarities and differences between that fictional world and our own. And, of course, win prizes!

And, if you return to hear the reading of the play on Tuesday, March 27, you may even win a bigger prize.

Submitted Sharla Cowden

* 2018-19 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship application available

Applications for the 2018-19 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship are now available.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2018-19 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116).

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 15.

You may also request application materials by e-mailing

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via e-mail or by phone at 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* BIOL 100 online

Are you interested in taking a non-major’s biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements? Then take BIOL 100 D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 14-June 16). Please contact Dale Edwards at for more details.

Submitted by Dale Edwards

* Grads - Got your Cap & Gown Yet?

May graduates are reminded to purchase their cap and gown for May's Graduation as soon as possible at the UE Bookstore.

Those graduating with a masters or doctoral gown should contact the Bookstore immediately as those items are custom made.

Graduation announcements can also be purchased in the UE Bookstore. 

Submitted by: Doug Gustwiller

* Faculty Regalia Rentals

Faculty who need regalia rented for May's graduation should contact the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. Rental orders will be sent to the rental agency soon. 

Submitted by: Doug Gustwiller

* Harlaxton stoles in bookstore

The UE Bookstore now stocks Harlaxton graduation stoles that you can purchase if so desired. They sell for $30. We suggest you purchase early for graduation as stock may be limited.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Maternal age survey: extra credit opportunity

Anyone willing is invited to participate in a maternal age survey. The survey is for a project titled “Familial Background Impacting Millennials’ Perception of Ideal Maternal Age.” Extra credit is available for those with psychology classes that offer extra credit. The survey will run from March 15-30.

If you have any questions, e-mail

Submitted by Tenshi Nakamura

* Mid-term election voter registration in Ridgway this week!

The League of Women Voters will have a table in Ridgway University Center from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Monday-Thursday this week to help get students registered and informed for the upcoming mid-term elections.

Primaries are starting across the country, and we want to make sure our UE students, faculty, and staff are prepared!

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards.” These awards will be presented at the 25th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 19 at 7:00 p.m. Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:

• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80 percent of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 23.  

Click on this link to submit your nomination.

If you have any questions, please contact the vice president for student affairs/dean of students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements!

Submitted by Carleen Barnes

* Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship applications

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s 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 is awarded each year to a deserving sophomore. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.

International students are encouraged to apply.

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 May 1. Decision will be announced by July 2.

If you have questions, contact Trisha Hawkes, administrative assistant to the Office of Financial Aid, at or 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* UE offers British studies minor and British studies certificate

UE is excited to announce that a British Studies Minor and a British Studies Certificate will be offered beginning the fall of 2018.

The British studies minor requires 18 credit hours. The course (ID H282/H382/H382H – The British Experience from the Celts to the Present Day) is a required six credit hour course. The course will be listed as BRIT H282/H382/H382H in the fall. This course is taken at Harlaxton. The remaining 12 credit hours are from elective courses taken at Harlaxton or UE.

The British Studies Certificate requires 12 credit hours. The course (ID H282/H382/H382H – The British Experience from the Celts to the Present Day) is a required six credit hour course. The course will be listed as BRIT H282/H382/H382H in the fall. This course is taken at Harlaxton. The remaining six credit hours are from elective courses taken at Harlaxton or UE.

For questions concerning the minor or certificate, contact Edward Bujak at

British studies minor and certificate currently approved courses:

  • Required BRIT H282/H382/H382H  The British Experience from the Celts to the Present Day
  • Elective ARTH H378    British Romantic Art
  • Elective ARTH H379    Art & Architecture in Victorian Britain
  • Elective ARTH H383    Medieval Art
  • Elective ARTH H387    English Art & Architecture
  • Elective ARTH H388    English Art & Architecture
  • Elective EDUC H498    Field Experience in English Schools
  • Elective ENGL 231       Masterpieces of British Literature I
  • Elective ENGL 232       Masterpieces of British Literature II
  • Elective ENGL 233       Masterpieces of British Literature III
  • Elective ENGL 300       Early English Writers
  • Elective ENGL 350       Shakespeare
  • Elective ENGL 351       The British Novel
  • Elective ENGL 370       The Age of Enlightenment
  • Elective ENGL 375       The Romantic Movement
  • Elective ENGL 380       The Victorian Period
  • Elective ENGL 385       The Twentieth Century
  • Elective HIST 318         The First World War
  • Elective HIST 319         The Second World War
  • Elective HIST 381         Modern Britain
  • Elective HIST 383         Modern Scotland
  • Elective HIST 385         Ireland and the Irish Diaspora
  • Elective HIST H491      Independent Study - Medieval History
  • Elective ID 235             Sacred Architecture and its Liturgy
  • Elective ID H280          Cultural Capitals
  • Elective ID H290          Britain and Europe
  • Elective PSCI H385     Modern British Politics
  • Elective REL 250        John Wesley and … Methodists

Submitted by Paula Heldt



* Stevenson and students present research and win awards at professional psychology conference

UE psychology majors Tess Hupe, Jordan Buechler, Roopa Pandit, Emily Denne (alum), Taylor Petty (alum), Evan McCracken (alum), Sarah Malik (alum), and Colleen Bader (alum), and associate professor Margaret Stevenson recently attended a professional psychology conference, The American Psychology and Law Society (AP-LS, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association).  There, they presented a total of six talks and two poster research presentations and won several research awards.

Psychology Conference Students

Psychology Conference Students and Faculty

Psychology Conference Student 2018

Research awards
Jordan Buechler’s senior honors thesis research was presented and was awarded the “APLS Outstanding Student Presentation in Legal Research Award.” The presentation was titled “Attorney’s Gender, Race, and Emotion Affect Jurors’ Perceptions of Attorney Effectiveness.”

Tess Hupe’s senior thesis research, titled “The Impact of Compassion Fatigue on Teacher’s Intentions to Report Child Abuse” was presented and was also awarded the “APLS Outstanding Student Paper Award” and the “AP-LS Student Travel Award.”

Research presentations
Margaret Stevenson co-chaired the symposium with Evan McCracken, entitled “Gender, Psychology, and Law,” and presented a talk within the symposium titled “Juror Gender Differences in Expressed Emotion during Deliberation: Applying a Social Appraisal Framework,” co-authored by Evan McCracken, Taylor Petty, and Jordan Buechler.

Evan McCracken also presented a talk within this symposium session, titled “Masculinity Harassment and Men’s Objectification Perpetration: Masculinity as a Key Mechanism and Implications for Title IX.”

Sarah Malik also had a presentation in this symposium titled "Perceptions of Transgender Sexual Assault Victims."

Emily Denne presented a talk, titled “Understanding Compassion Fatigue as a Predictor of Child Custody Case Judgments,” co-authored by Taylor Petty and Margaret Stevenson.

Colleen Bader also presented a talk, titled "Gender Differences in Individuals' Anticipated Negative and Positive Reactions to Police Officers."

Roopa Pandit presented a poster, titled “Exploring Interactive Effects of Political Orientation and Defendant Race on Jury Deliberations,” co-authored by Margaret Stevenson.

Finally, Kristen Fowler will be presenting a research presentation at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Conference in San Francisco this May.

These research projects were funded by multiple UE undergraduate research grants, and grants through the American Psychology and Law Society. Travel for the students was funded in part by UE’s Academic Fund Board.

* Richardson to present ethics paper at CogSci conference

UE student Aaron Richardson has been accepted to present his research on robot ethics at the Midwest Undergraduate Conference on Cognitive Science at Indiana University on April 7. His research, "Parenthood Ethics as a Metaphor for the Ethics of Robotic Personhood," appropriately integrates his interests as a triple major in philosophy, cognitive science, and ethics and social change. In his presentation, he will argue that our moral obligations toward artificial persons should be analogous to the moral obligations parents have towards their children. Richardson's research is being conducted as a philosophy internship under the supervision of Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of the Cognitive Science Modeling Lab.

* Strobel awarded fellowship

Associate professor Heidi Strobel has been awarded this year’s Yale Center for British Art American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ Library Fellowship. Strobel will be in residency at the Yale Center for British Art from mid-July to mid-August 2018. She will use the time to research and continue writing "The Art of Mary Linwood: Embroidery, Installation, and the Popular Picturesque," which will be published by Bloomsbury in early 2019. 

* Solar Fuel Grant Proposal receives grant

UE employees Shannon Bryant and Julie Wilson are students in the University’s Adult Studies-Organizational Leadership program and were assigned a capstone project to culminate their learning experiences from the program. The project’s goal was to contribute to the University through energy management. Recently, Bryant and Wilson were excited to learn that they have been awarded the Siemen’s Environmental Grant from UE’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. Their Solar Fuel initiative will soon become a reality here on campus!

Bryant and Wilson have common interests in researching ideas in which campus could utilize more green systems, if only in a small way. They feel that there is value in UE showing our community that energy sustainability is important.

After meeting with various department heads in strategic areas, the two focused on realistic needs that would have the likelihood of becoming a reality. Their proposal was to start transitioning the maintenance golf carts to battery operated golf carts through solar power.

Golf carts are a needed convenience for the recycling and maintenance crews on campus. Gradually transitioning from the gas operated carts to battery would have multiple benefits to UE and the community. Not only would this help to cut down on the purchase of fuels over time, but this also would eliminate carbon emissions. Also, noise pollution would be reduced on campus walkways and paths. 

* Paul Bone publishes poem

Creative writing professor Paul Bone recently published a poem, "And the Elder Shall Serve the Younger," in the winter issue of The Hopkins Review. You can read the poem here



* Women's Golf finishes eighth at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate

The University of Evansville women's golf team earned an eighth-place finish at the Bobby Nichols Invitational at Sevierville Golf Club in Sevierville, Tennessee.

In the final round of the three-day tournament, the Purple Aces recorded a team score of 330 for a total of 973 (330 - 313 - 330), putting the Aces in eighth. Jacksonville State won the intercollegiate with a three-round total of 902 (299 - 306 - 297), finishing with an 11-stroke advantage over second-place Marshall.

Sophia Rohleder paced Evansville with a 232 (80 - 74 - 78), placing her in a tie for 16th after the three-round tournament. On the final day of the intercollegiate, Rohleder carded a 78, moving the freshman up a spot in the final standings.

Following Rohleder for the Aces was Madison Chaney who finished in a tie for 31st. Chaney opened the tournament with a 78 and 77 over the first two rounds before finishing the competition with an 85 for a three-round total of 240. Three strokes back of Chaney was Minka Gill, who bounced back with back-to-back 78s to close the tournament. After an opening-round 87, Gill used the consecutive rounds of 78 to move her up 10 spots in the final standings into a tie for 40th with a three-day total of 243.

Aces Giulia Mallmann and Lexie Sollman finished the intercollegiate with identical three-round totals of 262, earning the pair a tie for 50th. Mallmann wrapped-up the tournament with a 90 in the final round, while Sollman tallied an 89 on the final day.

The Aces are next in action March 26 and 27 at the Arkansas Little Rock Intercollegiate Maumelle Country Club in Maumelle, Arkansas.

* Gray leads Aces at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate

The University of Evansville men's golf team finished 12th at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate at Sevierville Golf Club in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Evansville recorded a 307 on the final day of competition of the intercollegiate as the Purple Aces finished the tournament with a total of 892 (293 - 292 - 307). Eastern Kentucky won the team championship in the intercollegiate with a team score of 850 (287 - 277 - 286) securing the win by just a single stroke over Carson-Newman.

Tyler Gray led the Aces with a three-round total of 215 (71 - 69 - 75) as Gray finished in a tie for 10th. The senior carded a final-round 75, finishing just 12 strokes off the pace set by the individual medalist. Matthew Ladd followed Gray with a total of 224 (75 - 70 - 79) as Ladd finished the intercollegiate in a tie for 42nd.

Finishing just a stroke behind Ladd was Noah Reese who remained consistent with a final-round 75 to give Reese a total of 225 (74 - 76 - 75) as the junior concluded the tournament in a tie for 45th.

Competing as an individual, Jessie Brumley was the fourth-lowest Aces in the intercollegiate. Brumley tallied a three-round total of 228 (77 - 74 - 77), wrapping-up competition in 53rd.

In a tie for 61st, Spencer Wagner recorded an 81 in the third round for a total of 231 (73 - 77 - 81) while Cameron Weyer was much like Reese in the intercollegiate, staying consistent throughout all three rounds, finishing in a tie for 68th with a three-day total of 234 (77 - 79 - 78).

The Aces take a week off from competition before getting back on the course on March 31 and April 1 at the D.A. Weibring Invitational in Normal, Illinois.


Contribute to AceNotes
To have content considered for inclusion in AceNotes, please submit a Marketing Request Form. Deadline for submission to AceNotes is 10:00 a.m. on the requested date of publication. Only articles concerning UE related/sponsored activities will be accepted. Articles submitted to AceNotes may be edited for length and clarity. Submitter contact information is at the end of each article.

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

View Complete Issue