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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Upcoming Events

* UE Farmers' Market 2018

The first UE Garden farmers' market will take place in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, July 3, from 8-10 a.m. Lots of beets, kale, broccoli, onions, potatoes, peppers, basil, and maybe some sunflowers. Please tell your friends. 

Submitted by Bill Hemminger

* UE Summer Yoga Series

FREE Summer Yoga will be offered this summer on Mondays from noon-1:00 p.m. in Carson Center

  • July 9: Yoga for Healthy Backs
  • July 23: How to do Yoga at Home
  • August 6: BIKYASA for Beginners (Bikram + Ashtanga Sequences)
  • August 13: Yoga for Stress Management

RSVP to Stacey Shanks,


Info You Should Know

* New UE Bookstore website

The UE Bookstore has a new website and web address (effective immediately.) The link to the new site is Please change any information you have to the new site. The old site will be gone and will be inactive. If you have any questions, please contact the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Staffing changes in alumni and parent relations

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to welcome Megan McCombs and JC Campbell to the office team. This completes the changes in the office that occurred in February when Sylvia DeVault '85 moved into the corporation and foundations officer position, Liz Riffert '07 was promoted to director of alumni and parent relations, and Donna Jones retired from the University after 15 years of service.

Megan has been hired as the senior administrative assistant for alumni and parent relations and JC is the assistant director of alumni and parent relations. Nichole Coffey '08 remains as the assistant director of alumni and parent relations for career development.

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations looks forward to collaborating with many areas on campus as they work towards their five-year strategic plan on increasing alumni engagement.

Submitted by Liz Riffert 

* Bone, Griffith, and Pleasant attend faculty development conference at Barnard College

Professors Paul Bone (Creative Writing), Tiffany Griffith (English), and Lesley Pleasant (Foreign Languages) attended the Reacting to the Past Summer Institute at Barnard College, June 14-17.

The conference is specifically designed for faculty development and trains instructors who wish to use the curriculum. Faculty new to the Reacting to the Past method participate in "reacting games" under the guidance of experienced faculty. This curriculum, which uses elaborate and highly structured reenactments of critical historical moments, assigns roles to students, who act, speak, and write from the historical perspective of their assigned characters.

Bone, Griffith, and Pleasant participated in two games: The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. and Greenwich Village 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman. They also attended concurrent sessions on instituting curricular change, inclusivity in reacting games, and a panel featuring student perspectives on their experience with reacting games.

* UE welcomes new director of clinical outreach

Kim Moors HeadshotUE welcomes Kim Moors, PTA, as the new director of clinical outreach. Kim’s responsibilities include outreach to clinical sites and external representation for both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville’s Physical Therapist Assistant program and earned a BS in Health Services from the University of Southern Indiana. Kim has worked in the clinical setting for ProRehab, PC and ProRehab@Home in Evansville and has taught as an adjunct instructor in the UE PTA program. Kim has also worked for Functional Movement Systems, Inc. as the clinical implementation coordinator for the Move2Perform systematic injury prevention software. She is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and has held the APTA Advanced Proficiency Recognition for PTAs. Kim is active in the Evansville community as a volunteer for several community health initiatives, is a volunteer staff member at St. Benedict Cathedral, and is a 2017 recipient of the United Neighborhoods of Evansville Sparkplug award.

Submitted by Jennifer Simon

* Now accepting reservations for the library's display cases

Looking for a highly visible space to show off what is happening in your area of campus? The library has the perfect place for you! The library has two display cases with great views and are available all year. The 2018-19 schedule is currently open for reservations. If you are interested in taking advantage of the space, call Julie Wilson at 812-488-1062 or e-mail her at with your preferred dates.

Submitted by Julie Wilson

* Thursday afternoon golf outings

The employees at the University of Evansville are again invited to play golf on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at Fendrich golf course. Please make a tee time by contacting Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising by 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays at or 812-488-2605. 

Submitted by Debbie Kassenbrock 



* UE grad Andrew Reinhard publishes book on archaeology of video games

UE graduate Andrew Reinhard has just published a book on the archaeology of video games. The book, titled Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games, was released by Berghahn Books.

Alan Kaiser, UE professor of archaeology, said that Reinhard’s research “is cutting-edge and reflects well on UE’s archaeology program and the University.”

Reinhard graduated from UE in 1994 with a double major in archaeology/art history and English (writing) and he earned an M.A. in art history and archaeology from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1996). 

He is currently director of publications for the American Numismatic Society and is working toward his PhD in archaeology at the University of York’s Center for Digital Heritage.

Reinhard was one of the first "archaeogamers," archaeologists who bring their real-world methodologies into virtual spaces, treating games as archaeological sites. He coined the term “archaeogaming” and runs the blog and twitter.

In 2014, he and a team of archaeologists helped excavate the Atari Burial Ground in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This salvage project was the first archaeological dig of an assemblage of video games, in this case thousands of Atari cartridges buried by the company in 1983, quickly becoming an urban legend. Reinhard has also excavated at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate (Murlo) in Italy, at Isthmia in Greece, and in Kansas and Illinois.

* UE grad Bryan Sherlock appointed Marine Band assistant director

UE graduate Bryan Sherlock, a chief warrant officer 3 and former fleet Marine Corps band officer, has been promoted to captain as he becomes the first Marine Band assistant director to be appointed from the officer corps of the Fleet Marine Force.

Sherlock earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from UE in 1991. In 1995 he earned a master’s degree in trombone performance from Butler University in Indianapolis and served as principal trombone in the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra while also performing in other orchestras and brass quintets.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1996 and graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego as the Company Honor Graduate in 1998. Throughout his career he continued to flourish at the Armed Forces School of Music in Little Creek, Va., and as part of leadership in several field bands and at The Basic School for Marine Officers in Quantico, Va.

As assistant director, Sherlock’s responsibilities include conducting the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra in their winter/spring concert series and summer concerts on the National Mall as well as at ceremonies in the national capital region and at the White House.

Additionally, he serves as a supervisor for the acclaimed fall and winter Chamber Music Series, which features the virtuoso musicians of “The President’s Own,” as well as all pre-concert music.

* Maass presents research at international conference

Richard Maass, assistant professor of political science, presented research at the international "Space, Society, Politics" conference at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on June 21. Maass's presentation included research from his book, Annexation: How Democracy and Xenophobia Limited U.S. Territorial Expansion, which is forthcoming from Cornell University Press. 

* Baines gives paper at Antwerp Joyce Conference

Robert Baines, assistant professor of English, gave a paper on June 12 at the XXVI International James Joyce Symposium at the University of Antwerp. The paper was titled “‘This oldworld epistola’: Vico and the Letter in Finnegans Wake I.5.” On the same day, Baines also chaired a panel titled “The Feminine Voice in Late Ulysses and the Wake.” 


Sympathy to...

* Harold Matthews and family

Sandra MatthewsOur hearts go out to Harold Matthews who lost his wife early Sunday morning, June 24. Our thoughts and prayers are with Harold at this time. Visitation today from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Old North United Methodist Church on Stringtown Road, and service following at 11:00 a.m.

Submitted by Carol Blair 



* Women's Soccer unveils 2018 schedule

The University of Evansville women's soccer team and head coach Krista McKendree announced their 2018 schedule featuring 19 contests, including a pair of exhibitions.

After a 2017 campaign that saw the Purple Aces amass a 6-11 overall record, Evansville returns 81% of its goal-scoring from a season-ago and returns all 1,533 minutes in goal.

"I'm excited for August, we had a very good spring and I am looking forward to that momentum continuing in the fall," said McKendree. "I think our schedule has the competition to prepare us for our conference play which is what we want."

The Aces open the 2018 season August 8 with a road exhibition at SIU Edwardsville before concluding their preseason slate with an exhibition against Eastern Illinois on August 12 at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

To open the regular season, Evansville travels to Southeast Missouri State on August 16 before returning home and continuing action against Ohio Valley Conference competition with an August 19 showdown with Austin Peay in the Aces' home-opener. On August 23, UE plays host to Western Kentucky before facing a pair of teams from the Volunteer State in UT Martin (road) and Tennessee Tech (home) on August 29 and August 31, respectively.

Following the matchup with the Golden Eagles, the Aces set out on a three-game roadtrip against the Miami RedHawks (September 2), Butler (September 6), and IUPUI (September 9). The string of opponents from Indiana continues with a home matchup with Purdue Fort Wayne on September 14 before heading back out on the road to challenge Saint Louis on September 16.

Evansville opens its Missouri Valley Conference slate on September 22 when the Aces face Indiana State at Arad McCutchan Stadium to kickoff a three-game homestand. At the midway point of the homestand, Evansville battles Valparaiso on September 29 before closing it out on October 5 against UNI.

Three of the Aces last four matches of the regular season are on the road with UE traveling to take on reigning conference champion Drake on October 13 followed by a matchup with Missouri State on the road on October 17. The Aces hit the homestretch of the schedule on October 21 in UE's home finale against Illinois State before closing out the regular season at Loyola on October 25.

The 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament will open on October 28 at campus sites with the semifinals and finals played November 2 and 4 in Chicago, Ill. hosted by Loyola.

"We are very much looking forward to getting the ladies back on campus in August," said McKendree. "Our returners have put in some extremely good work that has paid dividends for them and we are eager to see what the incoming class is going to add."

* Kevin Kaczmarski called up to majors

Former University of Evansville centerfielder Kevin Kaczmarski has officially been called up to the majors and will join the New York Mets this evening.

Kaczmarski played at the University of Evansville from 2012 through 2015 and joins the Mets after playing 24 games at the AAA level for the Las Vegas 51s. He batted .363 in his time at AAA in 2018, recording 29 hits in 80 at-bats.  Kaczmarski posted eight RBI and 7 walks. In 2017, he was a .274 hitter in 128 games with the Mets AA club in Binghamton – the Rumble Ponies.

“I am so proud of Kevin getting the call up to the Mets,” UE head baseball coach Wes Carroll said. "He is a great example for young players that hard work pays off. He represents everything we are all about as a Purple Aces!”

In his time at UE, Kaczmarski made a lasting mark on the program. As a junior in 2014, he batted .315 with 50 RBI as the Aces won the regular season Missouri Valley Conference title. He returned for his senior season and led the NCAA with a .465 batting average. 

Following his senior campaign, Kaczmarski was drafted by the Mets in the 9th round of the 2015 MLB Draft.


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