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Monday, May 7, 2018

* Weinbach and Lincoln intersection to close from May 14-2

The planned closing of Weinbach and Lincoln Avenue has been delayed and will now begin May 14. The intersection should reopen on May 21. The closure is part of the Weinbach Avenue water main project.

What's Happening Today

* Today - Transitions from Military to College Luncheon and Discussion for UE faculty, administrators, and staff

There is still room at the Transitions from Military to College Luncheon and Discussion today from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 162 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building. A few extra meals have been ordered, or you are welcome to bring your own. We hope to see you there.

Panelist include:

• Jacob Chandler – Current UE graduate student in Health Services Administration, UE VETS student veteran organization president, Army veteran

• Martha Brown - Transition and care management social worker Evansville VA Healthcare Center, licensed clinical social worker

• Mike Roscoe - director/chair/associate professor of physician assistant science at UE, Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard

• Hilary Hillenbrand – Assistant director of financial aid and VA certifying official at UE

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt CL29@evansville.edu 

Upcoming Events

* Walter McCarty Basketball Camp

Walter McCarty Basketball Camp for grades 2-8 is planned for June 11-14. The cost is $250. There is a UE staff discount of 10 percent with the promo code uembbemp. Register online at WalterMcCartyBasketballCamps.com.

Info You Should Know

* William and Mary Stone give $15 million toward multi-institutional collaboration - downtown facility renamed Stone Family Center for Health Sciences

The rising Health Sciences Center in downtown Evansville, a collaboration of the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, and Indiana University, has received a $15 million gift from William and Mary Stone to officially name the facility the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences.

“This gift is transformational for our health sciences programs,” said University of Evansville president Tom Kazee. “Not only will it contribute directly to UE’s physical therapy and physician assistant programs housed at the facility, but the effects of the Stone family’s generosity will be felt by all health science students at the University of Evansville.”

Through this gift, each University partner will develop and sustain world-class health education programs that will benefit Evansville and the southwestern Indiana region.

“Bill and Mary Stone have made a transformational gift not only to the new center for health sciences, but to the city of Evansville and the region,” said USI president Linda L.M. Bennett. “All three universities have dreams about the collaborative potential of the space downtown, and now this gift will help us to bring those dreams to life. On behalf of the University of Southern Indiana, I thank the Stones for their generosity and commitment to their hometown of Evansville.”

All monies from the gift will be used to support the respective health sciences programs developed and implemented in the center by the three partner institutions.

“With this magnificent gift to support our collective vision, Bill and Mary Stone are doing much more than adding their name to a building. They are helping to create a healthier, more vibrant community and leaving an indelible imprint on Evansville and the families who call the city and surrounding area home,” said IU President Michael A. McRobbie.

“Indiana University is committed to fostering continued excellence in health sciences education and research, advancing health- and medicine-related opportunities for students and collaborating with our partners at the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana to transform the future of healthcare in the region,” he added. 

Bill and Mary (O’Daniel) Stone are Evansville natives and 1973 graduates of Memorial High School. Bill founded Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies, Inc. (SS&C) in 1986 and has remained Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception. SS&C has a large Evansville office and has 22,500 employees located in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

“We remain committed to our hometown,” said Bill Stone. “Evansville is where Mary and I grew up and where we have extended family and friends. SS&C has a large and growing office here, and we look forward to helping this community grow in size, wealth and health. The health center is one key to unlocking the capabilities of Southwestern Indiana.”

* Fitness Center Summer Hours

The Fitness Center will start summer hours on Monday, May 7.

The summer schedule will be:

  • Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Closed - Saturday and Sunday

Submitted by Lori Adams la87@evansville.edu

* Summer books are ready!

Books for Summer Session I and II are available in the UE Bookstore at any time. Summer hours for the store are Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There are NO Saturday or Sunday hours for the store during the summer starting May 12. You can order your books online at the bookstore website as well at www.evansville.bkstr.com.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* Summer help needed at UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore has one open position during the entire summer for 24 hours per week. Must be available May - August and work study eligible is preferred but not required. Inquire at the bookstore if interested.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* Habitat for Humanity Evansville and UE announce Purple Crew Signature Program!

Did you enjoy building those yard barns for Barn Blitz?

To continue this collaboration between Habitat and UE, we are pleased to announce the Purple Crew Signature Program!

Purple Crew is a program for all UE students, alumni, faculty and staff to help build houses and earn hours. The goal of Purple Crew is to make UE a visible force for good in the community as Habitat reaches for its goal of 500 homes this year.

How do you get involved?

Simply go to the Habitat website at www.evansvillehabitat.org/volunteer and click on the Volunteer Now banner. Register with Habitat as a volunteer and then select days that you can build. You can also register as a team, so bring your friends, office mates, and colleagues out for a day! It will be a super friendly environment when people know that you are UE Purple Crew! After 15 hours, you get your Purple Crew T-shirt. Another recognizable sign of UE out in the community building houses!

The program is active currently so you can volunteer all summer. We will also have lots of information in the new school year if you are not in Evansville in the summer but want to get involved.

For more information, please contact Holly Carter at hc110@evansville.edu. Remember that you can volunteer with no knowledge of building, we need willing spirits and open minds! Come and learn something new this summer and help others in our community!

P.S - Want to get started? There will be a women’s build right here in Evansville on May 9. If 50 women come out to volunteer, Habitat gets a $5000 grant! Grab those hammers!

Submitted by Holly Carter hc110@evansville.edu

* Official transcripts not available April 27-May 10

Official transcripts will not be available from Friday, April 27 until Thursday May 10.

Orders must be placed through www.evansville.edu/transcripts.

If you have questions, please contact the registrar’s office for assistance.

Submitted by Teresa Haller th227@evansville.edu 

Congratulations

* Catie Taylor Awarded Administrator of the Year 2017-18

During the largest visit months of the year, Catie Taylor has been dedicated to the cause of growing the next class of the University of Evansville. She has used her talents of coordinating schedules of the very busy faculty and staff to meet with prospective students, ensuring each one has a memorable visit to the UE campus. During what can easily turn into a very chaotic and demanding time for the Admission office, Catie has stayed focused with poise and grace while putting in a tremendous amount of time to assist in the management of visits and events. She is a team player and appreciated by all who work with her. Catie’s dedication to our future and current students is inspiring. Please join us in congratulating Catie Taylor as the 2018 Administrator Employee of the Year!

Catie Taylor and Dr Kazee

* UE and USI men's soccer teams raise funds for local outreach programs

In their continued mission to come together and help unite and improve the community, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana men's soccer teams joined forces to raise money for local youth soccer programs with the YMCA.

Through their annual Mayor's Cup soccer match, the two sides generated $2,100 to donate to the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana. The Purple Aces and Screaming Eagles met in this year's Mayor's Cup match on April 12 with all proceeds directly benefiting the YMCA with help from ProRehab and Tri-State Orthopaedic.

"It gives us a chance to come together as east and west and really provide an opportunity for the YMCA and for their outreach program to get some funds to help with the sport of soccer and some other areas in the town that wouldn't maybe have the opportunity otherwise," said Aces' men's soccer head coach Marshall Ray. "We hope through our partnership with the YMCA that our student-athletes understand the importance of these matches, but also recognize the players in the stands and the people who are watching and realize what we are doing this for."

The $2,100 donation follows a successful event a year ago in which UE and USI also raised over $2,000. The donation will go to help after school soccer programs within Evansville.

* Lieutenant Sabrina Lux

The Office of Veterans Affairs wishes to congratulate Lieutenant Sabrina Lux on her ROTC commissioning into the Active Duty Infantry Branch. Lux enrolled in the UE/USI ROTC program in the fall semester of her sophomore year.

Shortly after joining, she enlisted into the Indiana National Guard as a 35F All-Source Intel Analyst and attended basic training and advanced individual training during the summer and fall of her junior year. As a student at the University of Evansville, she served as the UEVETS Secretary, and was an active Admission Ambassador.

During her time in the ROTC program, she was awarded the Leadership excellence award, competed in the German Armed Forced Proficiency Badge Competition, where she received the silver medal, and earned the Order of the World Wars Award at Advanced Camp. During the fall semester of her senior year, Lux served as the Eagle Company First Sergeant before making the transition to Wabash Battalion Commander in the spring. Lux is the first UE cadet to serve in that role.

She graduates from UE with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology.

Athletics

* Softball completes 2018 campaign

Bradley plated two runs in the first inning and held strong from there, defeating the University of Evansville softball team by a 4-2 final on Sunday afternoon in Peoria.

With the loss, the Purple Aces (15-34, 8-18 MVC) complete the season while Bradley finished up the regular season campaign at 20-29 and 9-15 in the Valley.

Morgan Florey went the distance for UE, giving up four runs on four hits while striking out ten.  UE notched six hits on the day with Ashleigh Downing posting two.  Allison Apke had all four runs batted in for BU while Emma Jackson tossed a complete game in the circle.

In the bottom of the first inning, Apke put the Braves on the board with a 2-run home run.  Evansville’s offense was led by Ashleigh Downing, who had the first two hits of the day for the Purple Aces.

UE cut the Bradley lead in half in the top sixth when a McKenzie Johnson single brought home Brittany Hay, who reached on a fielders choice earlier in the frame.  The Braves struck again in the bottom of the 6th when Apke had a 2-RBI double to push the lead to 4-1.

Evansville never gave up as Jaime Nurrenbern came through in the seventh with a pinch hit double.  Eryn Gould brought her home with an RBI hit to make it the final of 4-2.

Morgan Florey finished her junior season with a program record of 303 strikeouts, including 26 last weekend against Southern Illinois, the top total in the NCAA this season.  Brittany Hay completed her senior season with a team-high 27 RBI while Lindsay Renneisen paced UE with 8 home runs. 

Fellow freshman Eryn Gould led the offense with a .377 average while scoring a team-high 28 runs in her first collegiate season.

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