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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Institute for Public Health Press Conference today at 11:30 a.m.

You’re invited to a press conference to announce the University of Evansville’s Institute for Public Health.

Institute for Public Health Press Conference
Today - Tuesday, April 24
11:30 a.m.
Bernhardt Atrium within the Schroeder School of Business Building.

The Institute for Public Health will facilitate partnerships that provide hands-on experiences to students while addressing community needs in the area of public health. Those providing remarks at the press conference will include: Thomas A. Kazee, UE president; Michael Austin, executive vice president for academic affairs; and William McConnell, director of the Institute for Public Health.

* Plant sale today!

The members of BiSci are putting on their annual plant sale today in Ridgway University Center! Stop by and get a plant. Prices range from $1 to $15!

Submitted by Kelly Nixon

* Informal Spanish conversation this afternoon

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

The next session will be today - Tuesday, April 24 - at 3:00 p.m. at Starbucks in Ridgway University Center. 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

* This Week in Music: Jazz Band Invitational

On Sunday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler, the UE Music Department will host several area jazz bands in their 5th Annual Jazz Band Invitational. The concert is free and open to the public.

The featured ensembles are:

  • University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble I
  • University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble II
  • Harrisburg High School Jazz Band
  • Owen Valley Community High School Jazz Ensemble
  • Lincoln Trail College Big Band
  • Olney Central College Jazz Ensemble
  • Vincennes University Jazz Ensemble
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Honors Jazz Band
  • University of Southern Indiana Jazz Band
  • Castle High School 12 O'Clock Jazz Ensemble
  • Castle High School Wednesday Jazz Band
  • Castle High School Jazz Bones
  • Foundry Big Band

Jazz T-shirts, snacks and drinks will be for sale in the lobby to support the UE Jazz Ensembles.

Submitted by James Sullivan


Upcoming Events

* Psychology student presentations today

Psychology research students will be presenting their semester-long research projects in Room 68 in the Schroeder School of Business Building today - April 25 - from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please stop by and speak to some of our students about their interesting projects!

Submitted by Sarah Underwood

* SAA Give Back Night at Azzip Pizza

Don't want to cook today? Need a study break? SAA has the event for you! Support the Student Alumni Ambassadors as they host a Give Back Night from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. at the east side Azzip Pizza, located at 2121 North Green River Road.

The University of Evansville Student Alumni Ambassador program will receive 20% of the purchase when the flyer is shown! Show this printed flier or a screen shot from your phone.

Azzip Pizza Giveback Image

Submitted by Nichole Coffey

* Student RC Beverage Red Bull Summer Edition Sampling

Royal Crown (RC) Beverage Company is sponsoring a Red Bull Summer Edition Coconut Berry and Ski Tropical Edition beverage promotional for students on Wednesday, April 25. The event is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (or until all samples are gone) in Ridgway University Center, outside of the secure dining area under the TV monitor. Students - be sure to try a sample on Wednesday!

Submitted by Kim Winsett 

* 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 

* 2nd Annual Stand Against Racism on Campus

TAKE A STAND WITH YWCA for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. JOIN US today - Wednesday, April 25 - outside Ridgway University Center for a day of events. All are welcome to attend and be a part of the day’s events.

Event Line-Up:

11:15 a.m. Press Conference and Stand Against Racism Pledge

Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Anti-bias training with business leaders (Eykamp Hall, Room 251) Registration required, free lunch provided)

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Community information tables (prizes and giveaways)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Open Mic - Poetry, Monologues, and Passive Poster Protest Display (all are welcome to participate)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Panel discussion with community leaders on racial justice and equality

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Robert Jackson, Key Note Speaker - Respect & Compassion For All (Eykamp Hall, Room 251)

In the event of rain, events will move inside Ridgway University Center.

For more information, please e-mail Erika Taylor at or LaNeeca Williams at

* 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

* Pancakes are coming tonight!

Pancake holding a plate of pancakes

* Hacienda Giveback for Senior Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Please help support the senior nursing class's fundraising efforts for our pinning ceremony by going to the Green River Road Hacienda TODAY - April 24 - from 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and showing this token to your server! All proceeds will go toward UE’s Nursing Pinning Ceremony! 

Submitted by Caitlin Day


* Reception for Gail Vignola set for today

Please join us in thanking Gail Vignola, Writing Center director and assistant professor of IEC, for her dedicated service to UE as we wish her well in her new endeavors. A reception will be held today - April 27 - from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Writing Center, Room 253 in the Clifford Library. All are welcome.

Submitted by Paula Heldt

* Baseball Picnic sponsored by SAB

SAB will be holding a picnic for the UE baseball game against USI on August 25. The picnic starts at 5:00 p.m. and will end at the start of the game at 6:00 p.m. There will be free burgers offered to UE students. Come out to support the team and enjoy free food!

Submitted by Allie Winstead


Info You Should Know

* Work study positions available for summer

There are available jobs through UE work-study offered by the Office of Financial Aid for UE students. The student employment application may be obtained on WebAdvisor through the Student tab, under the Student Employment section. A listing of all available positions (Student Employment Positions Listing All Positions/All Departments) may also be found there. Applications should be directed to the department for which the student is applying. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Sean Riley at

Submitted by Sean Riley

* Administrative service's areas closed for lunch on Tuesday

Please note that the Office of Administrative Services which includes purchasing, Pcard, and distribution services (copy services, mail services, and central receiving) will be closed for a staff luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in celebration of Administrative Professional Day this week.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Improve your UE residential experience - apply for UE Think Tank

If you'd like to improve your residential experience at UE, you should apply for the UE Think Tank!

The Think Tank is a FREE opportunity to have your voice heard. This conference will occur June 22-24 on UE’s campus. Residence Life is covering the cost of housing, and RSA is covering the costs for meals and assorted snacks and breakfast items throughout. The only costs on your end are travel to and from campus.

This weekend long conference’s goals are to

A) To get student input on different topics related to the residential student experience.

B) To start planning for the 2018-19 school year for Resident Students Association, and ensure a successful kickoff.

C) To allow like-minded students the opportunity to work together on residence life initiatives they deem important between academic years.

D) To provide an opportunity for leadership development, networking, and learning. Applications are due Monday, May 28 with acceptance emails being sent out on June 1. To apply, visit:

* UMC seeks Youth and Children's Ministries Coordinator

A United Methodist church in the area is seeking a Youth and Children’s Ministries Coordinator who will work with youth and adults to develop ministry programs that enable youth to grow in faith as Christian disciples. This person will champion youth participation in all aspects of church life and spearhead efforts to reach out to area youth. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, faith-filled leader; a good listener and effective communicator; and will have proven abilities in planning and implementing in a collaborative setting. This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week and includes a generous stipend. For more information, please contact University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman at 

* Summer books are ready

Textbooks for the summer sessions for the most part are ready to purchase in the UE Bookstore. There are used, new, rental and eBook options. The textbook area may be blocked off in preparation for Buyback but if you need a book just ask store staff and they'll be happy to help you get your books. 

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* April Pcard Cycle Ending!

The April Pcard Cycle which began on March 22 will end at midnight on April 23. As of April 25, cardholders may schedule and run the April Cycle report. April transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until April 30. On April 30, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the April Cycle. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett 

* 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

* 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



* RSA Executive Board 2018-19!

The current RSA Executive Board and General Assembly would like to congratulate each of the following students on their election to the RSA Executive Board for the 2018-19 Academic Year. The positions for next year are as follows:

President: Shelby Hoyert
VPACP: Justin Banks
VPSE: Becca Humphrey (Fall) and Lily Renfro (Spring)
NCC/Parliamentarian: Lydia Skaggs
DHI: Divya Uttarwar
Treasurer: Orion Meier
Secretary: Haley Vineyard (Fall) and Madison Smith (Spring)

Please be sure to congratulate each of these wonderful students on their win.

* Math students present research at Rose-Hulman

University of Evansville math students Sean Russell and Zeyu Zhang presented research at the 35th Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on Saturday, April 21.

Russell's talk is titled: "Variants of the Monty Hall Problem and Battleship." The research project is under the supervision of associate professor of math Adam Salminen.

Zhang's talk is titled: "Smoking Dynamics with Health Education Effect." The research project is under the supervision of assistant professor of math Pengcheng Xiao.

* Creative writing student has story accepted for publication

Senior creative writing student Sarah Pfleiderer recently had a short story accepted for publication by Luna Station Quarterly, a magazine that aspires to publish the "vast and varied talents of women-identified speculative fiction writers." Her story will appear in its next issue on June 1. 

* Whitacre receives Distinguished Senior Award of International Studies

Alexis Whitacre has been awarded the 2017-18 Wesley T. Milner Distinguished Senior Award of International Studies Program. This honor is awarded annually to the outstanding senior majoring in international studies. The award is named for the former director of the International Studies Program, Wesley T. Milner, in honor of his dedication in the IS program at UE for over two decades. Alexis has concentrated her studies in international studies and anthropology. She is always interested in human rights and refugee issues and has studied abroad in England and Morocco. She has been a teaching intern and assistant for professor James Berry’s Anthropology 200 World Prehistory course this spring semester. Alexis will be pursuing a PhD degree in Refugee Studies at Indiana University this fall semester. 

* Student Leadership Awards Announced

The 25th annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 25th in Eykamp Hall. The event recognized many student leaders from across campus. The event culminated with the Dean of Students Awards. The 2018 Organization Advisor of the Year was Holly Carter from UE Habitat for Humanity. The Student Organization of the Year was Game Players Society (GPS). The Student Leaders of the Year was awarded to Sydney Winstead. To see those and the rest of the winners, you can see photos on Facebook at UE Center for Student Engagement.



* Aces seventh after first day of 2018 MVC Championship

The University of Evansville men's golf team sits seventh after the first day of the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

In the first round of the championship, the Purple Aces carded a 324 as a team placing Evansville eighth in the nine-team field. The Aces responded in the second round with a 16-stroke improvement, recording a 308 to move UE up a spot to seventh after the opening day. Bradley holds the lead after the first day as the Braves tallied a two-round total of 587 (298 - 289) giving Bradley a 19-stroke lead over second-place Illinois State.

Sophomore Cameron Weyer led the Evansville contingent, closing the opening day in a tie for 23rd. Weyer began the day with a first-round 82 before tying his third-best round of the year with a one-over 73 in the second round.

The second-lowest score by a Purple Ace on the first day was tallied by senior Tyler Gray. Like Weyer, Gray opened the championship with an 82 in the first round, but responded with a 76 in the second round, placing Gray in 28th. Just one stroke behind Gray is freshman Spencer Wagner, who recorded an 81 in the first round followed by a 78 to close the day in the second round, giving Wagner a two round-total of 159.

Continuing the string of Aces one stroke off of one another is sophomore Matthew Ladd. The Evansville native led UE after the first round with a team-best round of 79 before rounding out the first day with an 81, putting Ladd in a tie for 31st.

Remaining consistent in the opening two rounds was junior Noah Reese. Carding an 82 in the first round, Reese improved by one stroke in the second round with an 81 as the junior finished the opening day in a tie for 40th.

The 2018 MVC Championship comes to a close today with the final round of competition with teams teeing-off at 8:00 a.m. at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

* Fernando Morales named assistant volleyball coach at UE

Purple Aces head volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion has announced the hiring of Fernando Morales as an assistant coach at the University of Evansville.

Morales brings 19 years of National and International playing experience to the Purple Aces with 12 of them coming overseas. He brings extensive experience with both indoor and beach volleyball to UE.

“I am thrilled to have Fernando join our coaching staff. He brings tremendous experience to the table, being coached and trained by some of the best minds in the world of volleyball,” Concepcion said. “His charismatic and transformational leadership capabilities are above and beyond. He has always been one of those players that know how to get the best out of his teammates and people around; this is why he has been the captain of the National Team, as well as of many of his Pro League teams around the globe.”

“He knows how to relate to players and teach the game well, which are two of my favorite aspects about his addition; especially since he has had the task of leading people from different backgrounds, races, religion, language and country of origin,” Concepcion added. “I look forward to his contribution in areas like individual skill development, offensive coordination, in-game coaching, scouting report design, and recruiting.”

Morales also brings a wide range of coaching experience to the program. An assistant coach at the professional level at Changas, he has also worked in several positions at the University of Kentucky camps, Cruz Control, Specialized Position Academy and the Fernando Morales Volleyball Camp.

A National Team Captain in Puerto Rico, Morales also played professionally in his native Puerto Rico along with Spain, Austria, Cyprus, Russia, Lebanon and Greece. Professional organizations that he played for include: Playeros, Caribes, Criollos, Patriotas, Plataneros, Mets, Capitanes, PTV Malaga, HYPO VBK Klagenfurt, Hypo Tirol Inssbruck, Ajjacio, Hot Volleys, AEK Karava, Enisey Krasnoyarsk, Boucherieh, Orange and Pamvochaikos.

He was a 3-timen Pro League Champion and accumulated numerous awards in his career along with a silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Qualifiers. He also played in the 2007 World Cup, earning a 6th place finish.

“I am excited to start the new stage of my life and am even more exited to do it with Manolo,” Morales said. “I played my first years with him and now we are going to be together for my first years as a college coach. We made a great team playing and I know we will have the same success coaching.”

Team and Individual Awards
- Champion Puerto Rican League 2008, 2009-2010
- Best setter Puerto Rican League 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
- Best Server Puerto Rican League 2008, 2010
- MVP Puerto Rican League 2008
- 1st team All-Star Puerto Rican League 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
- Finalist Puerto Rican League 2001
- Finalist Austrian League 2007, 2009
- All Star Game Puerto Rico 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
- 3rd Place Puerto Rican League 2006

-National Team 2001- 2014
-Competed in world league 2010
-Best Setter Pan-Am Cup 2009 Chiapas, Mexico
-Best Setter Pan-Am Cup 2007 Dominican Republic
-Silver Medal Olympic Qualifier 2008 Puerto Rico
-6th Place World Cup 2007 Japan
-Silver Medal NORCECA 2007 USA
-Silver Medal Pan-Am Cup 2007 Dominican Republic

-Pan-Am Cup 2010 Puerto Rico
-NORCECA  2009 Puerto Rico
-Pan-Am Cup 2009 Mexico
-Olympic Qualifier 2008 Portugal
-Olympic Qualifier 2008 Puerto Rico
-World Cup 2007 Japan
-Pan-Am Games 2007 Brazil
-Pan-Am Cup 2007 Dominican Republic
-NORCECA 2005 Canada
-NORCECA 2001 Barbados

-Junior National Team 2000-2001
-Best Setter Junior NORCECA 2000 Cuba
-Silver Medal NORCECA Cuba 2000
-World Championship Qualifier 2001 Brazil
-NORCECA Cuba 2000

Beach Volleyball
-2nd place University league 2000
-2nd place University League 2004
-University League Champion 2005
-Qualified for last round of NORCECA Continental Cup 2011
-Bronze Medal 2012 NORCECA Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

* Softball game against Indiana State moved to tomorrow

Due to the field conditions from the rain over the weekend, the University of Evansville softball game against Indiana State that was originally schedule for today will now be played on Wednesday afternoon at Cooper Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m.


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