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Thursday, March 14, 2019

* Vote for Marty Hill in the Dark Horse Dunker

Vote for men's basketball player Marty Hill in the Dark Horse Dunker competition at

You can vote once per day, or device and voting ends today at 1:00 p.m.

This round is extremely close and every vote counts! If he wins, Marty will move on to the final round and compete to secure a spot in the NCAA dunk competition in his home town of Minneapolis.

Vote now and share on social media to spread the word.

* Share Your UE Story!

What makes UE special? Yes, we have award-winning programs and a beautiful campus. But it’s the people - the members of the UE family - who make the University of Evansville the special place that it is.

Fill out this simple questionnaire to share your UE story or the story of an outstanding student or faculty member you know. Then, we’ll feature it on the UE website, social media, and maybe even select print publications to tell the world about all the great things our Aces are doing!

Don’t forget to submit a photo, too. We’re looking for pics of you in Aces gear, at your favorite spot on campus, or doing anything else that illustrates your UE experience.


Upcoming Events

* UE Connect Lunch and Learn: Financial Empowerment. Register today for complimentary lunch!

UE Connect Lunch and Learn: Financial Empowerment is set for Thursday, March 21, from noon-1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253-255, Ridgway University Center. Ben Joergens, director of financial empowerment at Old National Bank, will be the speaker.

All of campus is invited to attend this session. It will cover:

• Setting Financial Goals – Learn to set SMART Goals
• Basics of Banking – Top reasons to utilize a financial institution
• Budgeting – Learn how to be in control of your money!
• Saving Money – Who doesn’t want more money?
• Credit – The ins and outs of understanding and building a good credit history and score
• Investments – Start investing when you're young so you can retire early!

Register today for your complimentary lunch. Deadline to register is Tuesday March 19. Register here:

Submitted by Nichole Coffey

* Stephen Crowley to speak at UE's Crick Lecture on March 20

Stephen Crowley, associate professor of philosophy at Boise State University, will be the guest speaker for the University of Evansville’s annual Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences. The lecture is Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. This event is free and open to the public.

The topic of Crowley’s lecture will be “Is There a Virtue in Honesty? Personality Psychology Meets Virtue Ethics.”

Crowley’s areas of academic interest include epistemology, philosophy of science, history and sociology of science, philosophy of mind/psychology, philosophy of logic, early modern philosophy.

Crowley earned his PhD in Philosophy from Indiana University. He grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, and graduated from the University of Adelaide where he focused on the study of logic. He moved to the United States to pursue graduate studies. His areas of academic interest and study include epistemology, philosophy of science, history and sociology of science, philosophy of mind/psychology, philosophy of logic, early modern philosophy.

* Part-time job fair next week

Need a part-time or summer job? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Summer & Part-Time Job Fair set for Wednesday, March 20, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of Ridgway University Center.

Business casual attire recommended. Bring many copies of your résumé.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald


Info You Should Know

* Certified mail return receipt form (3811) reminder

When sending certified mail using the return receipt form (green postcard form 3811), be sure to write your department name or your name on the back of the postcard. Indicating your department name or your name will help to ensure you receive the return receipt following delivery, which includes the date the mail was delivered and the signature of the person who received it, if applicable.

For additional information on the certified mail process, visit the Mail Services website on AceLink called Certified Return/ Receipt/Restricted Mail Instructions.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* AT Club Clothing Drive

The members of the Athletic Training Club are collecting gently used T-shirts, athletic shorts, and sweatpants from April 2-4, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. The clothes will be donated to Uncharted International and the YWCA in Evansville. Each person who donates can guess the amount of clothes donated and whoever guesses the closest amount will receive a gift card of their choice. Please donate the clothes you no longer wear to help out the clothing drive!

Submitted by Lauren Schnell

* A Salute to Women's History: Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Elsie Franklin, born July 25, 1920 in London, was a British scientist best known for her contributions to the discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a constituent of chromosomes that serves to encode genetic information. Franklin also contributed new insight on the structure of viruses, helping to lay the foundation for the field of structural virology.

Franklin attended St. Paul’s Girls’ School before studying physical chemistry at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. After graduating in 1941, she received a fellowship to conduct research in physical chemistry at Cambridge. But the advance of World War II changed her course of action: not only did she serve as a London air raid warden, but in 1942 she gave up her fellowship in order to work for the British Coal Utilisation Research Association, where she investigated the physical chemistry of carbon and coal for the war effort. Nevertheless, she was able to use this research for her doctoral thesis, and in 1945 she received a doctorate from Cambridge. From 1947 to 1950 she worked with Jacques Méring at the State Chemical Laboratory in Paris, studying X-ray diffraction technology. That work led to her research on the structural changes caused by the formation of graphite in heated carbons—work that proved valuable for the coking industry.

In 1951 Franklin joined the Biophysical Laboratory at King’s College, London, as a research fellow. There she applied X-ray diffraction methods to the study of DNA. When she began her research at King’s College, very little was known about the chemical makeup or structure of DNA. However, she soon discovered the density of DNA and, more importantly, established that the molecule existed in a helical conformation. Her work to make clearer X-ray patterns of DNA molecules laid the foundation for James Watson and Francis Crick to suggest in 1953 that the structure of DNA is a double-helix polymer, a spiral consisting of two DNA strands wound around each other.

From 1953 to 1958 Franklin worked in the Crystallography Laboratory at Birkbeck College, London. While there she completed her work on coals and on DNA and began a project on the molecular structure of the tobacco mosaic virus. She collaborated on studies showing that the ribonucleic acid (RNA) in that virus was embedded in its protein rather than in its central cavity and that this RNA was a single-strand helix, rather than the double helix found in the DNA of bacterial viruses and higher organisms. Franklin’s involvement in cutting-edge DNA research was halted by her untimely death from cancer in 1958.

Submitted by Darrion Culler

* Student Health Center closed for Spring Break

The Student Health Clinic will be closed for Spring Break on March 11-15. The Student Health Center will reopen Monday, March 18 at 8:00 am. In case of emergency, call UE Security at 812-488-6911 or dial 911. 

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* New office locations for Student Financial Services and Registrar

In January, we announced the consolidation of the Offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts into the new Student Financial Services division. You’ll notice some rearranging of office space on the first floor of Olmsted this week during Spring Break in order to provide a one-stop shop for student needs and give this new division access and functionality as a team.

The Office of the Registrar will move into the space previously occupied by the Office of Financial Aid at the west end of the first floor of Olmsted. Those in the new Student Financial Services division will now be housed together in the space at the east end to improve cross training and customer service to our students. 

* UE Bookstore Spring Break Hours

The UE Bookstore hours of operation during Spring Break (March 9-17) are:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • The UE Bookstore will be closed on the Saturdays of March 9 and 16.

Have a restful Spring Break.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Eykamp Prize: Call for Nominations

The Eykamp Prize was established by Richard and Rita Eykamp in 2015 to honor faculty achievement at the University of Evansville. Recipients of the prize will receive a one-time award of $10,000 in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the University of Evansville as University Citizens. Examples of such contributions include deep and successful involvement in recruiting students; expanding the number, scope, and competitiveness of grant funding for their department; bringing positive public awareness to the University through scholarship, knowledge, and understanding of their discipline. Up to two prizes a year may be awarded.

Nominations for the Eykamp Award may come from any member of the University of Evansville Community. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the University of Evansville who have not received the award in the previous five years. Nominations can be submitted in writing or via e-mail to Michael Austin, executive vice president for academic affairs/provost, by March 15, 2019. Nominations should include the name of the faculty member and a brief statement of the reasons that he or she is being nominated.

Recipients of the Eykamp Award will be selected by an Awards Committee, appointed by the EVPAA/provost that includes members of the faculty and staff, academic administrators, and at least one member of the Board of Trustees. Awards will be announced and presented at the May Commencement Ceremony.

Previous Recipients: 2016 – Dr. Mark Valenzuela; 2017 – Dr. Lora Becker; 2018 – Dr. David Dwyer.

* Free lunch! Have suggestions for Chartwells?

Have feedback for Chartwells? Join the Food Advisory Board! The Food Advisory Board is a student/staff/faculty board who meets a couple of times a semester to discuss any improvements they would like to see Chartwells make to ensure their best dining experience. We will meet March 26 at 1:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center and FREE LUNCH will be provided to all participants. If you are interested in signing up, please email Megan King at to reserve your spot today.

Submitted by Megan King

* 2019-20 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship

2019-20 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship applications are now available.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2019-20 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Applications and recommendation letters are available from the Student Financial Services in Room 106 in Olmsted Hall and should be returned by APRIL 15.

You may also request application materials by emailing

Questions may be sent via email or call 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes



* UE Builds: Local to Global Program Receives Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award

The University of Evansville has been selected to receive a 2019 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award in recognition of the University’s UE Builds: Local and Global, a program that partners with Habitat for Humanity.

Named after the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the Simon Awards recognize outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization. The Spotlight Award recognizes specific international programs or initiatives that contribute to internationalization on campus. UE was one of three schools to be given this award.

“Housing is one of the most important things that an individual or family needs,” said Holly Carter, UE director of education abroad and director of Harlaxton College programs. “It promotes health, independence, safety, and belonging. Habitat homes allow children safe places to grow, study, and achieve a better life. Habitat homes improve communities and help those who own them to move forward in life. A house is an important part of our lives, and UE loves to build them!”

The UE Builds: Local to Global program has featured builds in Evansville, Indiana, and such countries as Portugal, Romania, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. The program also held its inaugural Barn Blitz to build 30 backyard barns in one day for Habitat for Humanity. Barn Blitz II is scheduled for later this spring. The UE Builds team is currently working on a project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as part of UE’s Collegiate Challenge Alternative Spring Break. An upcoming build is also planned in Mexico this summer.

The UE community is very involved with UE Builds. The University’s Office of Education Abroad, Center for Innovation and Change, and Student Engagement help operate the program. Participants have included the Habitat for Humanity student club, the Student Government Association, faculty members, staff, vice presidents, trustees, and the UE president.

The Simon Awards are given annually by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 



* Aces Baseball moves start time of Friday's opener against Creighton

Due to anticipated inclement weather Friday night, the University of Evansville baseball team has moved up the start time of their series opener against Creighton from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium. The rest of the series is slated to stay on schedule with game two of the series beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday's game three set for a 1:00 p.m. first pitch.


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