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Thursday, April 19, 2018

* Summer Hours begin May 7

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on Monday, May 7 through Friday, August 3. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. A return to regular business hours will begin on Monday, August 6.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.


Upcoming Events

* Hale/Moore hosting Game Night

We’ll be having a game night on Friday (04/20) at 6PM in Moore Hall lobby. Panera box meals will be provided (first come, first serve). 

* Zeta Tau Alpha Presents: Rent-A-Puppy

Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting its annual spring philanthropy, Rent-A-Puppy on Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on the Grassy Knoll! Come out and de-stress from finals and exams by playing with puppies in exchange for a small donation. All proceeds go to local humane societies.

Submitted by Allison Boardman

* Debbie Marshall and Suzanne Bailey retirement celebration

Please come help the nursing department celebrate the retirement of two of our finest. Debbie Marshall and Suzanne Bailey will be retiring at the end of this school year. Come to Graves Hall 240 at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon to help us celebrate their combined years of service to the University and the nursing department.

Submitted by Laura Connors 

* Flute and Guitar Duo Concert

UE Department of Music faculty member Leanne Hampton will be joined by guest guitarist Paulo Oliveira in an eclectic recital on Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., at Wired Coffee House. The recital will feature works by composers from the Americas. The program includes a diverse array of repertoire from Astor Piazzolla's iconic Histoire du Tango to unexpected settings of Bright Size Life by jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny. This event is part of the Coffee & Classics chamber music series. The Wired Coffee House & Music Venue is located at 111 NW 4th St, Evansville, Indiana, 47708.

Submitted by Leanne Hampton

* Free obsolete electronics recycling on April 26

Recycle your obsolete electronics on April 26 on Hale loop drive from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.! Students and employees (faculty, administrators, and staff) can bring the following personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost:

• LCD displays, LCD TV’s and LCD monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, speakers, VCRs. Small quantities of batteries will be accepted.

The following items will NOT be accepted:

• CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors, fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking batteries and any other items C&I deems unallowable. Electronics owned by the University.

NOTE: The cost of processing CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors has increased significantly, and the University is no longer able to cover these items. However, these items may be brought to C&I Electronics located at 1700 N Lafayette Ave, Evansville, IN 47711, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For more information or questions contact Amber Elkin at or ext. 2697.

Submitted by Amber Elkins

* Informal Spanish conversation

Spanish students of all levels are welcome to practice with Fulbright Spanish TA Ignacio Benítez.

The next session will be on Thursday April 19, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 400 in 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

* Melvin M. Peterson Forum Hemminger-Brown Lecture - April 20

The Department of English will host the Melvin M. Peterson Literary Forum Hemminger-Brown Lecture on Friday, April 20, 7:00 p.m., in Harkness Hall, Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. Guest speaker Cecilia Tichi, PhD, professor of English at Vanderbilt University, will give a talk on “America’s Gilded Age, American Writers’ Gold.”

Tichi is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and professor of American studies at Vanderbilt University, a past president of the American Studies Association, and the winner of the Jay B. Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literature. She regularly gives talks at the American Studies Association annual meetings, at colleges and universities, and at book fairs. She has been interviewed on radio and television and has spoken to book clubs, church and synagogue groups, and to large audiences. She held the honorific Chair of Modern Culture at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in 2005-07 and in 2012 was been named the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.

Her 12 books include five mystery novels and nonfiction titles that span American popular culture and social history, from television to country music to the gear-and-girder technology that transformed the environment nationwide in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Her newest book, What Would Mrs. Astor Do? A Complete Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age, will be published this fall.

Submitted by Katherine Martyn

* Chutney Student Literary Conference, April 21

The Seventh Annual Chutney Student Literary Conference will take place on Saturday, April 21. All are welcome to attend the student panels which are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and at noon in the Schroeder School of Business Building, Rooms 271 and 272.

The Virginia Grabill and The George Klinger Memorial Writing Prizes will be announced during the last panel session of the conference.

Submitted by Katherine Martyn

* This Week in Music: Ensemble Concerts, Opera, and Student Recitals

String Ensemble
Thursday, April 19, 6:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

The University of Evansville String Ensemble, under the direction of Chun-Ming Chen, will present a concert on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The program will feature string quartets by Glass and Dvorak, as well as movements from Respighi’s Antiche Danze ed Arie per Liuto, Suite No. 3. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Schmidt Opera Series – The Merry Widow
Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

The University of Evansville Opera, under the direction of Alanna Keenan, will present Franz Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Fine Arts Building on the University of Evansville campus. The operetta tells the story of a wealthy widow, Hanna Glawari, and the many men who attempt to win her love. The production is filled with dancing and popular tunes of its time and is perfect for first-time opera goers and aficionados alike.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and are free for University of Evansville students and employees with a UE ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the music department office at 488-2754.

The performance is underwritten by a grant from the William E. Schmidt Foundation.

For more information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Woodwind Ensembles
Sunday, April 22, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

The University of Evansville woodwind ensembles will present a combined concert on Sunday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The Clarinet Ensemble, under the direction of Thomas Josenhans, will open the program with works by Mozart, Dobrinescu, and Spikes. The Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Shawn Teichmer, will present works by Rivier and Lane, with Joshua Britton as guest trombonist. The Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Leanne Hampton, will close the concert with a work by Handel and some fun arrangements of Super Mario Brothers music and Despacito. Ross Erickson will be featured as guest percussionist. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Kantorei and Women’s Chorus
Sunday, April 22, 6:00 p.m., Neu Chapel

The University of Evansville Kantorei and Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Dennis Malfatti and accompanied by Melanie Baker, will present a combined concert on Sunday, April 22, at 6:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The program will feature a wide range of styles, with music by Tallis, Bach, Mendelssohn, Rutter, and others. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Brass and Percussion Chamber Recital
Sunday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

The University of Evansville Trumpet Ensemble, Low Brass Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble will present a combined concert on Sunday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The program will feature a variety of works, ranging from Bruckner and Bartok to Hoagy Carmichael and others. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Student Recitals
April 21, 1:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church – Sr. Catherine Duenne (organ)
April 21, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler – Michael Kmiecik (guitar)
April 21, 4:00 p.m., Wheeler – Emma Lundquist (flute) and Logan Tsuji (trumpet)

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Shanklin Theatre Season closes with The Grapes of Wrath

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents its final production of the season, The Grapes of Wrath, by Frank Galati, based on the novel by John Steinbeck, opened Friday, April 13 in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 19, 20, and 21, and at 2:00 p.m. on April 22.

This Tony Award-winning play is an expansive retelling of John Steinbeck’s brilliant Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The riveting tale follows the impoverished Joad family’s flight from the Dust Bowl and into the promised land found out West. Full of loss, triumph, and endless struggle, this timeless epic is a celebration of the soaring tenacity of the human spirit.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $16 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. 

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* Farewell gathering for counselors Sylvia Buck and Liz McCormick

Please join the office of student life as we say goodbye to two of our counselors. Counseling director Sylvia Buck will be retiring after many years at the University and Liz McCormick will be moving to Georgia. Eat cake and give them well wishes in the Class of 59 Gallery and Lounge upstairs in Ridgway University Center this afternoon from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus

* Retirement reception for Robert Morse today

Please join the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in extending best wishes to Bob Morse, professor of computer science, on his retirement at a reception TODAY - Thursday, April 19. The event will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by Vicky Hasenour


Changemaker Corner

* Deadline tomorrow for Senior changemaker nominations!

Take three minutes to nominate a graduating senior who freely and effectively innovates for the good of all. Changemaking includes social entrepreneurship, social innovation, service learning, civic engagement, social justice and philanthropy.

All nominations must be made by Tuesday, April 24. The Senior Changemakers will be announced and highlighted during finals week

Please submit the nomination using this form.

Be on the lookout for more exciting things in regards to Changemaking.

Submitted by Lindsay Roberts


Info You Should Know

* Lost prosthetic device that looks like jewelry

Professor Katie Mullins wears prosthetics to keep her fingers straight, but she lost one on campus recently. They look like a V-shaped silver ring. If you have found this recently, please e-mail her at Thank you!

Submitted by Katie Mullins

* Orr Fellowship - post grad opportunities
  • When: Thursday, April 19 at 12:20 p.m.
  • Where: Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building
  • Please RSVP to

Orr Fellowship is the ultimate post-grad experience. Fellows are recruited from the top seniors at universities in Indiana and Ohio (but candidates from any school are welcome), with an average acceptance rate of 6%. Converging in Indianapolis, these talented graduates join vibrant companies in positions that create a foundation for career success. In addition to full time employment, Orr Fellows participate in a unique curriculum designed to challenge, develop and propel them toward a career of excellence. With two years that are jam-packed with executive mentorship, growing a strong network, and acquiring new skills, each Fellow stars in his or her own success story.

Submitted by Rebecca Oates 

* 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

* 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 



* Results of SGA Elections

Last week, the campus-wide elections for Student Government were held and the results certified by Student Congress. The following were the outcomes of those elections for the 2018-19 academic year.
Academic Fund Board Chairperson: Tristan DeLeon
Student Congress Chief Executive: Trevor Lax
SGA President: McKenna Lewis
Student Elected Trustee (three year term): Annie Stenftenagel

* Sullivan Presents at Song Cycles Conference

On Friday, April 20, UE music professor James Sullivan travels to Michigan State University to present at the conference "20th- and 21st-Century Song Cycles for Voice and Piano." His presentation "The Queer Context and Composition of Samuel Barber's 'Despite and Still'" discusses the impact that particularities of Barber's relationship with Gian Carlo Menotti had on Barber's choice of texts for the cycle, as well as his musical setting of them.

* Assistant professor Todd A. Matteson exhibits artwork

Assistant professor of art Todd A. Matteson has had artwork accepted into the Working Together Exhibition sponsored by the Arts Council of Southwest Indiana and the Evansville Museum of Art. The artwork titled, "Spiral Wandering," is one of his new wall pieces that uses masked off areas of clay body contrasting with a turquoise glaze. The exhibition is open until June 10 at the Evansville Museum of Art.

* SAE Baja featured in Evansville Business magazine

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja student design team of the College of Engineering and Computer Science is featured in an article of the April/May issue of Evansville Business. You can read the article online on the Evansville Business website.

* Yazdanparast's paper to be published

Atefeh Yazdanparast, assistant professor of marketing, has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Marketing. The paper titled "Moral Foundations and Judgment: Conceptualizing Boundaries,” draws on moral foundation theory and norm activation model and follows an interdisciplinary literature review to integrate extant knowledge on morality, moral judgment, and consumer behavior. The research identifies cultural, individual, and situational factors that influence moral judgments and decision making.



* Valparaiso at Evansville Baseball

The University of Evansville baseball team is back at home this weekend, looking to crack the Missouri Valley Conference win column against the league's newest member, as Valparaiso comes to town.

The University of Evansville baseball team is hungry for a "w". The Purple Aces are coming off a tough road loss to tenth-ranked Vanderbilt Tuesday night in Nashville, 6-1 the final.

Valparaiso has found it tough sledding so far in 2018, as well, dropping their first two conference series as the newest member of the Missouri Valley Conference, falling to Bradley and Southern Illinois. The Crusaders over Power Five schools Oklahoma and Michigan State.
The Purple Aces will open the series with sophomore right hander Adam Lukas, who has settled into his role as starter after starting the season in the bullpen. While coming off his roughest start of the season against Bradley last Friday (1.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER), Lukas had been impressive in his previous two starts. Against Iowa and Creighton, Lukas went a combined 11 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 13 Ks.

Lukas will be opposed by Jon Tieman, who comes into Friday's series opener with a 3-3 record and a 5.25 ERA.

On Saturday, the Aces send out junior left hander Alex Weigand, who is coming off, arguably his best start, pitching 5.2 innings of shutout work, while holding Bradley to just two hits, striking out five Braves but got a no-decision.

Weigand will be opposed by Trey Ferketic, who comes into his Saturday start with a 4-2 mark and a 4.35 ERA.

Then on Sunday, head coach Wes Carroll hands the ball to freshman Jace Burke. The right hander from Akron, Ohio will be making his eighth appearance and sixth start of the season. He is currently 0-4, with an 8.38 ERA in his first year with Evansville. Last time out, Burke went four innings, giving up four runs, all earned, on four hits against Bradley. He also struck out and walked three batters each.

His counterpart will be Wes Gordon, who is also 0-4 on the season, with a 7.79 ERA.  

The University of Evansville Athletic Department will be hosting a pregame tailgates prior to Saturday's game against Valparaiso. New men's head basketball head coach Walter McCarty will throw out the ceremonial pitch that day as well.

* Softball back in win column with win over Indiana State

Facing a pivotal stretch in its Missouri Valley Conference slate, the University of Evansville softball team earned a split in a doubleheader at Indiana State on Wednesday.

The day started out with Indiana State (21-20, 8-8 MVC) earning a 6-3 win before Evansville (12-27, 5-11 MVC) came back with a huge 6-2 victory in the second contest.

“We hit the ball really well today and finally got that timely hit in game two that we have been missing the last few weeks,” UE head coach Mat Mundell said.  “Jaime had an outstanding game in the circle.  She had her pitches really moving today.”


Both teams were able to score in the first inning of game one.  Lindsay Renneisen got the scoring started with her fifth home run of the season in the first inning, but Indiana State took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the frame.  Brooke Mann had the big hit for ISU, bringing home both runs with a double to right-center.

McKenzie Johnson helped her squad tie it back up in the top of the third as McKenzie Johnson sent her sixth home run out of the park to knot it at 2-2.  The game remained that way until the bottom of the fifth when Indiana State made its big run.  Four runs came home as Bailey Martin started it off with an RBI single before Shaye Barton hit a bases clearing double to extend their lead to 6-2. 

Evansville threatened in the top of the sixth when a bases loaded walk by Morgan Florey gave UE its third run of the game.  With one out and the bases loaded, ISU was able to record the final two outs and hold on for the 6-3 win.  Eryn Gould notched three of the Aces six hits in the game.   Florey threw all six innings and accumulated five strikeouts.


Jaime Nurrenbern was in the circle for the second matchup and continued to pitch well, allowing just four hits through the opening four frames.  Her offense came out swinging, scoring twice in the bottom of the first.  Fresh off of a 3-hit game, Eryn Gould led off with a double to center.  With two outs, Brittany Hay singled to right to score Gould.  A single by Elyse Hickey brought home the second run.

Indiana State looked to be in good shape to finish off the fifth inning.  The first two Sycamore runners reached base, but Nurrenbern buckled down, forcing a double play and a groundout to keep ISU off the board.  The Aces added a pair of runs in the sixth as Nurrenbern helped her own cause.  With two outs, she singled to right to score Lindsay Renneisen and Elyse Hickey, who each singled earlier in the inning.

Those runs proved to be huge as ISU plated two runs of its own in the bottom of the sixth to get within two runs.  UE never relented as a Florey single in the top half of the 7th scored two runs as the lead was pushed back out to four at 6-2.  That was the end of the scoring as the Aces halted an 8-game losing streak. 

Renneisen, Hickey and Nurrenbern each had two hits apiece as the squad finished with 10.  Nurrenbern picked up her second win of the season, throwing seven innings while allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits.

This weekend, Evansville heads to Valparaiso for a 3-game series. 


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