University of Evansville

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Upcoming Events

* Farmers' Market in Ridgway University Center

The second Farmers' Market will take place on July 11 (Wednesday - different from this week) from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Ridgway University Center. Please come and sample produce from the UE Garden. Fresh eggs and honey should also be available for purchase. 

Submitted by William Hemminger 

* Photography Exhibition

The 2018 faculty and staff photography exhibition will be held September 4-October 20 in the UE Krannert Gallery. All active and retired UE faculty and staff are invited to present their work.

Items should be matted, framed and suitable to hanging in the Krannert Gallery. Pictures up to 16” x 20” in size may be submitted.

Check out your picture files or take some great photographs while you’re on vacation this summer.

More details will follow in August as we get closer to the exhibition date.

Please contact UE professor emeritus Hanns Piper ( if you have any questions.

Submitted by Carol McCraney

* Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series: Dialogue on Race

The next session in the Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series: Dialogue on Race is titled," Structural Racism and Privilege." The discussion will be facilitated by Valerie Stein, department chair in philosophy and religion. Stein will lead dialogue on unearned and unrecognized advantages, benefits, or rights conferred on people in a dominant group.

The Office of Diversity Initiatives is offering these one-hour sessions that provide an opportunity for interactive dialogue and allow campus participants to think and discuss opportunities to re-think everything you thought you ever knew about race related issues. The sessions will provide solution-oriented steps and strategies as well as resources for participants.

Participants must RSVP to by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the week of the session.

Upcoming sessions are planned for July 18, August 1, and August 8 in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center.

Sessions are intended for any campus members and friends (i.e., faculty, staff, students, alumni or administrators). Anyone attending all of the sessions will be given a certificate of completion of diversity and inclusion at UE at the end of the summer sessions.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams

* TIAA individual counseling sessions for July

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, July 17.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

* 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,

* Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series: Dialogue on Race

This summer the Office of Diversity Initiatives will offer one-hour sessions that will provide interactive dialogue to allow campus participants to think and discuss about how to re-think everything you ever knew about race.

The sessions will provide solution-oriented steps and strategies as well as resources for participants.

Participants must RSVP to by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the week of the session. Upcoming sessions are planned for July 18, August 1 and August 8.

Sessions are intended for any campus members and friends (i.e., faculty, staff, students, alumni or administrators). Anyone attending all of the sessions will be given a certificate of completion of Diversity and Inclusion at UE at the end of the summer sessions.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams


Info You Should Know

* Last day to withdraw from Summer II

Friday July 13 is the last day to withdraw from Summer II classes with a "W". 

* 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 



* Kerstein receives ACEC 2018 Young Engineer of Year Award

UE alumna Mary (Dial) Kerstein recently received the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana 2018 Young Engineer of the Year Award. ACEC Indiana annually recognizes several individuals for their contributions to the consulting engineering professions. Kerstein received the award for her well-rounded involvement that parallels ACEC Indiana’s mission and objectives.

Kerstein is an active member of Women’s Transportation Seminar of Greater Indianapolis for four years and currently serves as vice president. Her passion for encouraging young women to go into STEM related fields is why she is a very active member of a number of young professional/education committees in professional and industry organizations, including the Young Professionals Committee for Aviation Indiana and the Education Committees of ACEC Indiana.

* Morgan Perry wins research award at NATA

Morgan Perry holding AwardMorgan Perry, recent 2018 graduate of the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT), won the research presentation award at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Convention last week.

Morgan’s abstract titled “The Risk of Ankle Sprains Based on Arthrometer Measurements: A Longitudinal Study” was selected by NATA’s Research and Education Foundation as one of the top four abstracts submitted by a Masters student for this year’s meeting. These four students gave their presentation in a special session at NATA in New Orleans, LA and was judged for scientific content and presentation style. '

Being a finalist was a high distinction in itself, but Morgan represented UE impressively by winning the Master’s Research Presentation Award.

Morgan’s abstract was a part of her graduate research work co-authored by research advisor Kathy Liu, UE professor and director of Masters of Science in Athletic Training Program; biostatistician William McConnell; and Dr. Geoff Gustavsen and professor Thomas Kaminski (both of the University of Delaware).

Morgan has accepted a job as an athletic training intern at Alabama A&M and will be working with their football and track and field programs.

* Kretz and Knoester's research receives award

Professor Lisa Kretz and Professor Matthew Knoester's article “Why do young adults vote at low rates? Implications for education” published in Social Studies Research and Practice has been selected by the editorial team as Highly Commended in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards.

* Azarian publishes research paper

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, published a paper entitled, Risala al-watar wa'l jaib ("The Treatise on the Chord and Sine")-Revisited, in Forum Geometricorum. The purpose of this paper was three-fold. First, Azarian used Jamshid al-Kashi's [Kashani's] famous cubic equation and a mathematica program to calculate sine of one degree to over 11,200,000 decimal digits of accuracy; an amazing improvement over the 17 digits of accuracy that Kashani found by pencil and paper in 1426. Then, Azarian conjectured that Kashani's cubic equation can be used to calculate sine of one degree to any desired accuracy. Second, Azarian set the record straight about the number of correct digits obtained by Kashani that were reported in many previous studies. Third, Azarian commented on some statements that he made in his previous paper on this topic.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Green publishes article

David Green, senior lecturer in British studies and history at Harlaxton, has published an article on "The Household of Edward the Black Prince: Complement and Characteristics.' It appears in the most recent volume of the Harlaxton Medieval Studies series, "The Elite Household in England, 1100-1550." The book will be launched at this year's Harlaxton Medieval Symposium planned for July 17-20.



* Three UE women's golfers earn All-America Scholar award

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American awards were announced recently with a total of 1,011 women’s collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

Three representatives from the University of Evansville were named to the list as Minka Gill, Giulia Mallmann, and Lexie Sollman earned the honor.

“I am very proud to have three players on this prestigious team,” Purple Aces head golf coach Jim Hamilton said. “It shows the outstanding commitment they have on the course and in the classroom.  We plan on continuing this excellence in the future!”

As a freshman, Minka Gill had an excellent showing. Majoring in neuroscience, the Kokomo, Indiana, native finished the school year with a 3.971 GPA. She played in 25 rounds while finishing with a stroke average of 82.88.

Senior Giulia Mallmann completed her time at UE with a GPA of 3.715 while majoring in Sport Management. She has also been building up her resume off the course, spending time working as an intern at the 2016 Olympics and with the PGA Tour. During the 2017-18 season, Mallmann played in all 26 rounds with her top finish coming at the Alabama State Spring Kickoff as she came home in 14th place.

Lexie Sollman finished her sophomore campaign with the Aces and stands with a GPA of 3.632 as a public health major with an emphasis in nutrition. She took part in 18 rounds this season, earning a top 20 finish at Alabama State.


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