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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

* Summer publication schedule for AceNotes

As there are fewer submissions to AceNotes during the summer, AceNotes will only be published on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the week of Monday, May 14. AceNotes Extras will still be published whenever needed. The regular AceNotes publication schedule of every Monday through Friday will resume when school begins again in August.


Upcoming Events

* 2018 Wesley Shepard Summer Music Camp

Register your child for the 2018 Wesley Shepard Music Camp, June 10-16 at UE! For more information on the camp and registration, please visit:

Submitted by Hayden McClure 

* 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


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.”

* 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

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* 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

* 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

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

Submitted by Teresa Haller 



* Men's Soccer student-athletes recognized for academic accomplishments

After successful fall and spring seasons, the 2017-18 academic year has come to a close for the University of Evansville men's soccer team. Throughout the year, men's soccer student-athletes have received a bevy of academic recognition and the trend continued to close the spring.

Senior forward Cesar Guitunga was named the 2018 University of Evansville Male Outstanding Student. Guitunga received his bachelors and masters in health services administration and was the senior keynote speaker during Saturday's commencement ceremonies at the Ford Center.

A pair of Purple Aces in Cameron Gilreath and Matthew Keller were honored with the Missouri Valley Conference President's Council Academic Excellence Award. The prestigious award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Spring 2018 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

After a stellar athletic and academic career with the Aces, senior midfielder Ian McGrath was named the recipient of the Ralph H. Coleman Award given to the University of Evansville's Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year. McGrath received his bachelors degree in exercise science, gathering NSCAA Academic All-America honors in 2016, while compiling a team-best 12 goals, adding six assists.

The academic honors for the Purple Aces follow a strong season on the pitch as Evansville compiled an 11-8-2 record and reached the semifinals of the 2017 MVC Tournament.

* 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



* Evansville 10, UT Martin 6

The University of Evansville baseball team bounced back in a big way, outslugging the University of Tennessee-Martin at Braun Stadium Tuesday night, 10-6 the final.

After falling behind 4-1 in the top of the second inning, the Purple Aces exploded for four runs in the bottom of the frame. It began with senior first baseman Dalton Horstmeier hitting into a fielder's choice with the bases loaded. A throwing error from the shortstop allowed by senior catcher Travis Tokarek and junior right fielder Nate Reeder, cutting the deficit to one. Senior third baseman Stewart Nelson would follow that up by decking a double to left field, tallying Horstmeier for the equalizer. Freshman designated hitter Tanner Craig would send a grounder to third, but a throwing error would allow Nelson to score the go-ahead tally, making it 5-4 Evansville.

UT-Martin would tie it back up in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly, but the deadlock wouldn't last long. In the bottom of the frame, Tanner Craig launched his fourth home run of the season to left, putting Evansville back out in front, 6-5.

UE would put the game out of reach in the sixth, loading up the bases for sophomore center fielder Kenton Crews would unload them, sending bases-clearing triple to center, giving Evansville a four run lead.

The Aces bullpen would allow just a single run the rest of the way, with freshman right hander Austin Ruesch, who pitched the fifth inning, picking up his first collegiate win.

The 10-6 victory improves Evansville's record to 9-33, while the loss drops UT Martin to 10-35.

The Purple Aces are back in action and back on the road Friday night, as they make the trip up to Terre Haute to take Missouri Valley Conference rival Indiana State, beginning Friday night at 6:30 pm CT. 

* Manolo Concepcion continues work with USA Volleyball

Purple Aces head volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion will once again work with USA Volleyball this summer in Colorado Springs at the USA National A2 Invitational Team Program, which will take place in July.

The USA National A2 Invitational Team Program is designed to the give the next tier of the country’s top athletes the opportunity to work with top HP coaches at a competitive event. Players who participate in the program train for four days in all skills and focusing on position-specific areas each day. On the fifth day, players are split into teams, in which they train for a full day under international rules and learn opponent scouting. The final two days of the program feature an international-style tournament culminating in a tournament championship on the final day.

High Performance Coaches are trained in the USA Volleyball National Team Training Model and are teaching the techniques and systems utilized by our U.S. National and Olympic Teams lead by head coaches Karch Kiraly and John Speraw.

“I am very excited to be joining USA Volleyball National Team pipeline system this summer. Developing athletes is one of my favorite parts about coaching, and having the opportunity once again to work with some of the top coaches & players in the nation, makes it even more appealing,” Concepcion said. “This will be my second year involved in this project, and I am grateful and honored to be considered by USAV to be part of their staff. It was great spending these past months helping evaluate athletes at their tryouts, so I now look forward to teach, learn, and bring back new knowledge and experiences to Evansville.”

“This, along with hosting the Gold Medal Squared Coaching Clinic being hosted on campus this coming July, will continue to help grow the game in our city, club, and university program,” Concepcion added.


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