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Thursday, March 22, 2018

* UE agrees to terms with Walter McCarty to become Head Men's Basketball Coach

University of Evansville Director of Athletics Mark Spencer has announced that Evansville native and current Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to terms to become the next head men’s basketball coach for the Purple Aces.

“I could not be more thrilled with the amount of interest we had in our head coaching position, but it became very evident that Walter McCarty was 100% the right man for the job,” Spencer said.  “His personality, experience and infectious energy really set him apart.  Nobody would have been able to sell Evansville to recruits like Walter McCarty.”

McCarty has been on the staff of the Boston Celtics since 2013, working with head coach Brad Stevens.  From 2007-2010, he was an assistant under Rick Pitino at the University of Louisville and spent the 2010-11 campaign working on Jim O’Brien’s staff with the Indiana Pacers.

“This is an exciting time for the University of Evansville.  We are pleased to welcome Walter McCarty to the Purple Aces family,” UE President Dr. Tom Kazee said.  “Throughout the interview process, Walter stood out as the candidate that fit best at our university and our goals.  His energy and vision were unparalleled.”

A native of Evansville, McCarty was a standout at Harrison High School before attending the University of Kentucky in 1993.  He played a pivotal role in the 1996 National Championship team that went 34-2, averaging 11.3 points per game.  Upon his graduation from UK, McCarty was selected by the New York Knicks with the 19th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.  In a professional career that spanned 10 seasons, McCarty spent time with the Knicks, Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers.

McCarty will be introduced at a celebration on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse and presented by German American Bank.  This is open to the public.  



Upcoming Events

* Easter Egg Hunt Coming Next Week - Follow for Prizes!

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

Check Ace Notes daily and follow the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations on Twitter @UEAlumni to watch for clues! #uepepandvim #trueandloyal

* Cafe Moore this Friday

This Friday Moore Hall is putting on Cafe Moore, which will take place at 7pm! There will be lots of good food, including international snacks. Come perform or view beautiful artwork and amazing talent! 

* UE Alumni Spotlight Artist Event to feature Janice Greene

The University of Evansville is planning an Alumni Spotlight Artist event for Janice Greene on March 29 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. A reception for Greene is set for 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7:00 p.m. Some of her work will also be on display. This event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by UE Friends of Art.

Greene attended the Louisville School of Art and received her BFA and MAA from UE. She retired from the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library in 2013 after 41 years as a graphic designer and exhibits coordinator. She taught figure drawing and printmaking at UE and is past-president of the Artist Collaborative, Henderson Society of Art, and the American Association of University Women, Evansville Branch.

Her art includes prints, drawings, mixed media, and artist-made books. The images she creates are related to landscape and nature: representational or abstract. Her surroundings are a constant influence: nature, and the urban and natural landscape. She is interested in textures, layers, reflective surfaces and their relationship with each other. Often she combines printmaking with other materials. Her recent works consist of watercolor, ceramic and handmade paper. Greene’s work has been exhibited in competitive, invitational and group shows in New York City, Seattle, New Hampshire, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Australia and New Zealand.

She has received many awards including the Evansville Artist Guild Brian Daves Award, Best of Show in the 94 Artist Collaborative Exhibition, the 2007 Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana “Artist of the Year” Award and the Phenomenal Women of USI & the Community Award: Women Inspiring Hope & Possibility in 2004. In 1983, along with four other artists, she received an Indiana Arts Commission Grant for the “Handmade Book Project.”

Greene’s work is represented in private and corporate collections, including UE, Old National Bank, Solarbron Pointe, Deaconess Hospital, and the Swope Museum. She is represented by the Begley Art Source, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, and The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery.

For more information, please call 812-488-2043.

* Barn Blitz Building during UE Gives Back

This Saturday will be a big component building day for UE Habitat Barn Blitz as a part of UE Gives Back. The build will take place at 531 Rotherwood Avenue (next to the Center for Adult Education) from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested in building is welcome to come out and participate! You can register for one of the shifts through Get Connected or just show up when you can!

Submitted by Greta Becker 

* 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.

* Promotion and Tenure Committee open forum with candidates

The Promotion and Tenure Committee will hold an open forum today 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.

Submitted by James Berry 

* 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

* Palm Sunday Worship in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to observe Palm Sunday this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Together, we will recount the last days of Jesus. There will be beautiful music featuring the Neu Chapel organs. All are welcome to observe this sacred day of the Christian year. As always, coffee and donuts will be available before and after the service!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* 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

* Study abroad info session and pizza party today

An ISEP representative will be on campus today - Monday, March 26 - to talk about study abroad opportunities for UE students. We are having a pizza party information session at 5:00 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder School of Business Building. If you are considering going abroad through ISEP or just want to learn more, come join us! We hope to have students who have already applied through ISEP at the event as well so they can answer any questions you have too. RSVP for the event here.

Submitted by Greta Becker 

* 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. 

* 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

* Engineering Excellence Day

Want to check out what The College of Engineering has been up to? Come to the first floor of Ridgway University Center on Saturday, March 24 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00p.m. and see what we've got! You'll get to check out senior projects and legacy projects, talk to the people behind the scenes, and hang out and have some refreshments with some of the engineers as they discuss what they are passionate about.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Amanda Aders at We hope to see you there for a great time on UE's Annual Engineering Excellence Day.

Amanda Aders

* 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

* 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

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Preferred Purple Parking- Reserved for Campus Visitors

Over the next several weeks, the Office of Admission will be welcoming many campus visitors to the University of Evansville, many of the students being high school seniors trying to make their final decision. In order to provide them the best experience possible, we ask that you refrain from parking in the preferred purple parking outside of Olmsted. We would like to reserve all purple parking spots solely for our visitors. Thank you for helping us ensure our visitors have a wonderful experience on campus with a VIP parking opportunity. 

* PRIDE's annual drag show needs you!

UE PRIDE's annual drag show is set for Saturday April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. We are still looking for student performers so if you or a friend are interested, please e-mail UE PRIDE at Group and individual performances are welcome!

Submitted by Katie Brown 

* 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

* Deadline for 2018-19 Hartig Scholarship

Please return all materials for the 2018-19 Hartig Scholarship to the Office of Financial Aid by May 1. The decision will be announced by July 2.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364 or

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes 

* Deadline for 2018-19 Kahn Scholarship

Completed applications and recommendation letters for the 2018-19 Kahn Scholarship should be returned by April 15. Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes 

* Volleyball summer camps set for July

University of Evansville volleyball camps make their return to Meeks Family Fieldhouse this summer. Several options are available for various age and skill levels.

To sign up for any of the camps, click here:

 If you have any questions, please e-mail

“I am excited to bring back our summer camp sessions. After taking a break last summer due to gym renovations, we are ready to host this coming July,” Purple Aces head coach Manolo Concepcion said.  “My favorite aspect about this year’s edition is that it includes options for multiple populations (elementary, middle, and high school), as well as skill, position, and college focused development.”

All-Skills Camp (K-6th grade)
Dates: July 16-17 from 8:00 a.m.-noon
Price: $95

This camp will be focused on teaching players entering Kinder to 8th grade the essential volleyball skills in order to become mechanically efficient by emphasizing on technical training. The main goal is to give individual attention to each camper. For each camp, participants will be placed into groups of similar experience and skill, making sure that all campers are able to maximize their potential in accordance to their development phase and age.

College Prep Camp (9th-12th grade)
Dates: July 16-17 from 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Price: $115

This camp is designed for high school players aspiring to play at the college level. Advanced individual skills and elite game-like drills will be the main focus of this camp. The main goal is to give individual attention to each camper and provide them with a college-level perspective of the game. For each camp, participants will be placed into groups of similar experience and skill, making sure that all campers are able to maximize their potential in accordance to their development phase and age.

All-Skills Camp (7th-12th grade)
Dates: July 18-19 from 8:00 a.m.-noon
Price: $95

This camp will be focused on teaching players entering 9th to 12th grade the essential volleyball skills in order to become mechanically efficient by emphasizing on technical training. The main goal is to give individual attention to each camper. For each camp, participants will be placed into groups of similar experience and skill, making sure that all campers are able to maximize their potential in accordance to their development phase and age.

Serving, Passing, Digging Camp (6th-12th grade)
Dates: July 18 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Price: $55

This camp is designed for players looking to improve their serve-receive, defense, and serving skills through technical and tactical focus. Campers will receive a high volume of repetitions through individual and small group drills.

Setting Camp (6th-12th grade)
Dates: July 19 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Price: $55

This camp is designed for fundamental skill development at the setting position. Setters will focus on technical/tactical aspects through position-specific training and high volume of repetitions.

As a reminder, the GMS Coaches Clinic is also being held in Evansville this summer, click here for more information:

* 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

* Financial aid for summer courses

If you are seeking financial aid for summer courses at UE, please complete a summer financial aid application and return to the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted 116). The application will allow our office to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible.

On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* 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

* Attention students and Advisors: GAP has a new name!

Students registering for fall GAP classes should look for CHNG in the registration system or when talking with advisors. GAP is now ChangeLab. Courses available for fall can be found at Questions? Contact Erin Lewis at EL131 

* Hygiene items needed for area shelters

Senior Kate Hannon has recently been selected as a 2018 500 Festival Princess and is hoping to collect 500 hygiene items to donate to area shelters. She will be in Ridgway University Center from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, Monday, March 19, and Friday, March 23, at a table to provide information on the 500 Festival Princess Program. She will also have a bin to collect hygiene items. Please stop by if you have any questions or would like to make a donation or contact!

Submitted by Kathryn R Hannon kh299@evansville

* Last day to stop by the voter registration table for the mid-term elections!

Today is the last day to stop by the League of Women Voters’ table in Ridgway University Center. They will be there from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to help get folks 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

* Outstanding Senior Service Award nominations

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and potential for future contribution to society.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards nominations will be accepted March 12-April 3. 

You can nominate deserving seniors by sending an e-mail to the student or students you wish to nominate using the following format:

TO: _______________________ 
Subject: You have been nominated for the Outstanding Senior Service Award

Dear ________________
I have nominated you for the Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award. This is one of the highest awards given to students by the University of Evansville. Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and potential for future contribution to society.

To accept this nomination please go to this link:

You will be asked to provide a personal statement and upload a current copy of your resume.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 3.

Questions can be referred to Dana Clayton at  812-488-2500. 


Please copy on all forms that you forward to your nominees.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 3.

Submitted by Carleen Barnes

* New discount purchase program for UE employees

Office Depot® and University of Evansville have partnered to provide exclusive benefits and savings. There is no attachment to your business account, this is strictly for UE employee personal use.

Employee Purchase Program benefits include:

  • Customized pricing to fit the specific needs of your business
  • Curated assortment of products and services
  • The flexibility to shop online at and at any of its retail locations with your store purchasing card
  • FREE, next-business-day delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more within our local delivery areas. See our terms and conditions for details.
  • World class customer service for quick problem resolution
  • Experienced account managers to help improve productivity and uncover cost savings
  • Convenient payment options including single account billing or consolidated billing for multiple locations

Log in today!

Go here to set up your UE employee purchase account.

Follow the instructions for adding your information for home delivery and/or store pickup and personal payment information. There is also a link at the bottom of the page under “Important Downloads” for a printable store purchasing card that employees can carry. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Purchasing procedures announced for May 2018

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 21) will be paid from FY 2017-18 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 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2018-19 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2017-18 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 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.
  • Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2018-19 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.

Purchase Orders

  • Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.
  • Approved requisitions indicating FY 2018-19 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 2018-19 funds.

Blanket Orders

  • All FY 2017-18 blanket orders expire on May 31.
  • Approved requisitions for FY 2018-19 (new year) blanket orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 effective dates.
  • Backordered blanket purchase order items not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2018-19 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 18 to be paid from FY 2017-18 funds. Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2018-19.

Submitted by Kim Winsett 



* 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. 


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