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Thursday, April 25, 2019

What's Happening Today

* UE partners with YWCA for National Stand Against Racism today

The Office of Diversity Initiatives will partner with the YWCA for its National Stand Against Racism event again this year. The theme this year is “No Hate. No Fear. Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice.” There will be a full day of events raising awareness and promoting dialogue about racial justice. All events are FREE.

Please join the YWCA, Mayor Winnecke, Prez P, community leaders, and UE administrators, faculty, staff, and students at 11:15 a.m. in Ridgway University Center in taking the Pledge Against Racism.

Other events include:
Death by a Thousand Bee Stings
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
7:30 a.m. – breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - presentation
This session, presented by LaNeeca Williams, will cover microaggressions and point out how we can better identify them and understand their impact in order to address them. Registration is required by emailing Breakfast is sponsored by Berry Global.

Anti-Bias Education
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
11:30 a.m. – lunch
Noon-1:00 p.m. - presentation
The ChangeLab 310: Anti-Bias Education and Training student team will present interactive activities that focus on recognizing your own biases. Registration is required by emailing Lunch sponsored by the YWCA and the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

No Hate. No Fear. Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice Panel Discussion
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
6:00-7:00 p.m.
No registration required.

For more information, please visit or contact LaNeeca Williams at

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams

* Contemporary American Indian Artists exhibit

“First Americans: Paintings and Prints by Contemporary American Indian Artists” will be on display at the University of Evansville in the Krannert Gallery in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music from April 8-May 11. The exhibit will feature works from local art collections, curated with the assistance and expertise of Stephen and Sandra Falls of Haubstadt, Indiana. There will be a reception on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

This exhibit is part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the University of Evansville’s Department of Art.

Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and Sunday, noon-8:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact the UE Department of Art at 812-488-2043, email, or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.

Submitted by Corliss Chastain


Upcoming Events

* Reception for Daryl Buente

Please join us in Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Carson Center from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, to say farewell to Daryl Buente after 38 years of service to the University as the athletic equipment room manager. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. 

Submitted by Andrea Wallace

* In Service of Mercy: Evansville Nurses Serving in WWI

Amber D. Gowen, UE alumna and archivist for Vanderburgh County, will present her research on the service of nurses from Evansville during WWI both on the home front and on the frontlines in France. This presentation, sponsored by Gender and Women’s Studies, will be held in Koch 100 at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, and is open to the campus and interested members of the public. Please contact Dr. Annette Parks with any questions. 

Submitted by Annette Parks 

* FREE HIV testing at Student Health Center on Tuesday, May 7

Free, confidential HIV testing performed by Matthew 25 at the Student Health Center on Tuesday, May 7, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. No appointment necessary. 

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Sunday Mass in Neu Chapel

There will be a Catholic Mass celebrated this Sunday at 1:00 pm in Neu Chapel on campus. Father Ambrose will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch


Info You Should Know

* Final Success Lab Sessions

Need help getting ready for finals? The Success Lab is wrapping up the semester with final sessions offered from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, Sunday, April 28 and Monday, April 29, in Library 462. Academic Coaches are available to give you tips for test taking and study strategies to finish the semester strong. No appointment necessary

Submitted by Frances Renschler

* New issue of the Crescent is out now

The Crescent, University of Evansville's student magazine, is available for FREE to all students at magazine stands across the campus! This issue, we are celebrating Earth Day! Pick up an issue on magazine racks across campus. The Crescent is a student magazine - by and for the students of the University of Evansville - that is published six times during the academic year. The Crescent serves as an open forum for the UE community. Copies are free to students and the goal is to present relevant content in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

Submitted by Tim Young

* Summer Housing - it's not too late

Do you need to take summer classes? Will you be working in Evansville over the summer? It's not too late to sign up for summer housing. Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life. You can find more information about summer housing online here:

Submitted by Brian Conner

* Online Master of Public Health - application deadline approaching

The application deadline for the online Master of Public Health program is May 15th. If you are interested in pursuing graduate education in a multidisciplinary field that continues to grow rapidly, consider applying. The Master of Public Health program is fully online.

If you would like more information, contact Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at or visit this link:

Submitted by Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

* You're invited to Columbia Sportswear Employee Store!

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited all University of Evansville employees to shop at their exclusive employee store May 3-12. The invitation, which is required to shop, is located on MyUE at under Documents and Information Links, Employee Discounts. The store hours and address can be found on the invitation.  Happy shopping!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* Intercultural Communication Offered ONLINE in Summer Session I

Intercultural Communication (COMM 380) will be offered online in Summer Session I. The main purpose of this course is to improve your communication with individuals from different cultures or subcultures. In today’s diverse world these important communication skills will be useful in both your personal and professional life.

COMM 380 meets criteria for General Education Outcome 9 (Understanding of Core Concepts of Society, Human Behavior, and Civic Knowledge) and Overlay Component A (Global Diversity: International Component).

For more information, contact professor emeritus of communication Dean Thomlison at

Submitted by Dean Thomlison

* 2019-20 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

The application can be found here.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 26.

The decision will be announced by July 1.

Questions: Trisha Hawkes, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at or 812-488-2364

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* April Pcard Cycle Ending - Reminder

The April Pcard Cycle which began on March 22 will end at midnight on April 22. As of April 24, cardholders may schedule and run the April Cycle report. April transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until April 29. On April 29, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the April Cycle. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett 



* Lampkins selected to attend workshop and receives grant

Roslyn Lampkins, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected from a competitive pool of applicants to attend the 2019 American Chemical Society New Faculty Workshop in Pasadena, CA in June. Lampkins was also recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the Indiana Academy of Science for research involving supramolecular therapeutic chemistry. Congratulations Dr. Lampkins!

Submitted by Kristy Miller

* ES major Anna Jean Stratman gives presentation to Sierra Club

Senior environmental studies major Anna Jean Stratman gave a presentation representing the Monarch and Milkweed ChangeLab to a packed house of 50+ people at Sierra Club’s meeting. During the presentation, Anna Jean discussed the decline of the monarch population, the role of milkweeds in supporting monarchs, and the value of native plants to support North American biodiversity. The event closed with gifting the group more than 100 milkweed plants and a multitude of native seed packs. The seeds given away came from UE’s Native Plant Garden, which provides a venue where over 100 species of native flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees.

The Monarch and Milkweed team wants you to know that native plant diversity has great value for several reasons, including beneficial ecosystem services through improved ecosystem function, support for native insects (including insect herbivores and pollinators), and the food resources to other animals (e.g., birds via seeds and/or prey items). Unfortunately, habitat destruction has led to the loss of wetlands, prairies, and forests, resulting in reduced numbers of native plant species. As one would expect, the loss of floral diversity has caused a reduction in the number of herbivores and pollinators, and a reduction in ecosystem services. 

Submitted by Cris Hochwender

* Class of 1927 Awards Given

The Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Awards were established in 1977, when alumni from the Class of 1927 celebrated their 50th year class reunion. The awards were created to recognize graduating seniors who display “outstanding academic achievement and exemplary conduct and attitude.” Each student is chosen for the awards by the dean and faculty members of their college. These are cash awards, perpetuated by an endowed trust given by the Class of 1927. There are six of these awards given to seniors across UE’s different academic disciplines. On Tuesday, April 23 the awards were presented to:

  • Margaret Sullivan - William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bailee Bostic - William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sarah Gehres - College of Education and Health Sciences
  • Haley Vos - College of Education and Health Sciences
  • Braden Elliott - College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jessica Rollins - Schroeder Family School of Business Administration

Congratulation to these deserving students on receiving the Class of 1927 awards.

Submitted by: Liz Riffert


Sympathy to...

* Bryan Lynch and family

The University community extends sympathy to chemistry professor Bryan Lynch, on the occasion of his father's death. Alexander Lynch, 94, of Richland, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, April 17, at Arbutus Park Manor in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

Submitted by Kristy Miller



* Aces get tripped up on the road at UT-Martin

The University of Evansville baseball team had several opportunities, but couldn't close the gap, as they fell to Tennessee-Martin 8-4 in a non-conference matchup at Skyhawks Baseball Field. Wednesday night.

UT-Martin got the jump on the Aces early, building a 2-0 lead on UE starter Alex Weigand. However, UE would answer back in the third inning, as junior center fielder Troy Beilsmith came up with a clutch two-out RBI double down the left field line, scoring senior third baseman Sam Troyer, halving the Skyhawk lead to 2-1.

Weigand, who gave up two runs on five hits, would give way to junior reliever David Ellis in the fourth inning, and UT-Martin would get that run back in the bottom of the fourth, then in the fifth the Skyhawks hung four more tallies on the scoreboard, putting Evansville in a 7-1 hole.

The Aces would start to rally from there. In the top of the sixth, Sam Troyer parlayed being hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Troyer followed that up by stealing third, then scored on senior designated hitter Nate Reeder groundout to second, cutting the deficit to five.

In the seventh, senior left fielder Matthew Jones drilled a double to left, bringing in sophomore first baseman Tanner Craig from second, getting the Aces back within four at 7-3.

Finally, in the eighth UE seemed poised to catch the Skyhawks, loading up the bases with two outs. Nate Reeder drew a walk, forcing in A.J. Fritz, and the Aces were back within striking distance at 7-4. However, Evansville's rally would end there. UT-Martin would get one run back in the bottom of the frame.

Down 8-4 in their final at-bat, the Aces would put runners on the corners with two outs, but UE couldn't take advantage.

The loss drops the Aces record to 19-18, while the Skyhawks improve to 16-24.

Evansville is back in action on Friday afternoon, when they open a Missouri Valley Conference road series with Valparaiso. First pitch is at 3 p.m. Central Time.

Submitted by Joe Downs

* Aces fall to Indiana State in Terre Haute

Indiana State plated three runs in the first inning and held on from there, earning a 3-2 victory over the University of Evansville softball team on Wednesday afternoon.

The Sycamores (16-29, 4-16 MVC) got off to the quick start, erupting for their three runs in the opening frame. Brooke Mann provided the big hit for the Sycamores, lacing a 2-RBI single through the left side to cap off the inning.

Evansville (16-26, 6-13 MVC) scored its first run in the top of the third with sophomore Toni Galas doing it all. She reached on a bunt single before stealing second. Lindsay Renneisen reached on an error that allowed Galas to score from second.

In the fifth, UE added another run when a single from Allison Daggett scored Eryn Gould, who led the frame off with a walk. The Aces continued to threaten in the final two innings, drawing two walks in the sixth before Haley Woolf recorded her second hit of the game in the seventh, but the Sycamores were able to get out of the jams to take the win.

UE finished the day with seven hits with Woolf tallying three. Emily Lockhart made the start, giving up three runs in two innings. Izzy Vetter tossed the final four innings, allowing just three hits. Gabbi Schnaiter took the win for ISU, allowing two runs, one earned, in 5 1/3 innings of work. Arielle Blankenship picked up the save.

This weekend, the Aces complete their home slate with a 3-game series against Valparaiso. A Saturday doubleheader at noon gets things started before Sunday’s finale begins at 11:00 a.m. Seven UE seniors will be honored prior to Saturday’s contest with festivities beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Submitted by Bob Pristash


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