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Friday, April 26, 2019

* SAVE THE DATE: Brand & Identity Platform Overview & Guidelines Open to Campus May 13 & 14

As you know, we launched new University of Evansville institutional and athletic logos on April 12. Now, the campus community is invited to see the next phase of the project—the branding framework and platform that will facilitate how we share the UE story with the world and differentiate ourselves in the marketplace.

Ologie, our branding partner, will offer two opportunities to see the Brand & Identity Platform Overview & Guidelines. Please join us for one of the following sessions:
• Monday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 a.m.

Each 60-minute session will take place in Eykamp 251 and all University employees are welcome to attend.

Contact Amanda Campbell for more information.

* ATTENTION SENIORS: Submissions for Commencement Video due May 3


Send your favorite memories from your years at UE to by Friday, May 3 to be included in the senior video which will play at commencement on May 11 at the Ford Center. 

Photos should be as high-resolution as possible. Videos should be no longer than 30 seconds and horizontal videos are preferred, but not required. 

The senior video will also be posted to the UE YouTube channel following the commencement ceremony. 



Upcoming Events

* Last PT Club meeting

The last PT Cub meeting is April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in Graves 100/Grassy Knoll (depending on the weather). Come and enjoy some pizza and relax before finals start!

Submitted by Stephanie Snodgrass

* Retirement reception for Terri Ames

Join us to celebrate with Terri Ames as she retires from the Office of Academic Affairs. A reception will be held on Monday, May 6 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Paula Heldt

* 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 

* This Week in Music: Gumberts and Ensemble Performances

Mixed Choir, Women’s Chorus, University Choir, and Kantorei
Sunday, April 28
6:00 pm, Neu Chapel
The University of Evansville choirs, under the direction of Dennis Malfatti, will give a combined concert on Sunday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. For complete program information, visit:

Brass and Percussion Ensembles
Sunday, April 28
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

The University of Evansville Brass and Percussion ensembles, under the direction of Timothy Zifer, Kenneth Steinsultz, and Ross Erickson, will present their spring concert on Sunday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. For complete program information, visit:

Student Recitals
Saturday, April 27

Senior Recital, Blair Bledsoe, voice, 1:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall
Senior Recital, Melanie Baker, piano, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall
Senior Recital, Justin Morrison, guitar, 4:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

Sunday, April 28
Senior Recital, Katie Lee, voice, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

Submitted by James Sullivan 

* Pancakes are coming!!

The Pancake Study Break is back! Join some of your favorite Aces for FREE pancakes and other goodies. The event will be held on Thursday, May 2, from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Take a break from studying and enjoy some free food with friends! Music, door prizes, and excitement are all part of this event. 

Submitted by Emily Wilderman 

* Rent-A-Puppy

Come support local humane societies at by buying a ticket to play with dogs! The event will be help on the Grassy Knoll on April 27, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All proceeds made will be given to the humane societies that help us put on this event.

Submitted by Amber Wenos

* Honoring Women Veterans Conference

Please mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference planned for Saturday, June 15, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Submitted by Tracey Folden

* UE Theatre presents Twelfth Night

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents its final production of the season, Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, opening Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 20, 25, 26, and 27, and at 2:00 p.m. on April 27 and 28.

Teaming with an infectious sense of romantic exuberance, Shakespeare’s fascination with mistaken identity is played out in a delightfully complex comedy of love and loss, and more than a little mischief and mayhem.

UE Theatre alumna Amy Attaway ’01 guest-directs Twelfth Night. Department chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Morgan Severeid, a senior from Westfield, Ind., is the costume designer; Maggie Ste.Marie, a senior from Littleton, Colo., is the lighting designer; Matt McDonald, a senior from Carmel, Ind., is the sound designer; Professor of Theatre Diane Brewer is the dramaturg; Gia Gleason, a sophomore from Sellersburg, Ind., is the stage manager; and Professor Chuck Meacham serves as the technical director.

The cast features senior Alexandra Curren, from McKinney, Texas, as Viola; senior Daniel Stewart, from Fort Worth, Texas, as Orsino; senior Madeline Easley, from Overland Park, Kan., as Olivia; senior Marshall Hopkins, from Baldwin City, Kan., as Sebastian; junior Luke Lowrance, from Arlington, Texas, as Malvolio; senior Kathleen Finch, from College Station, Texas, as Feste; junior JR Scott, from Austin, Texas, as Sir Toby Belch; senior Meredith Ham, from Castle Rock, Colo., as Maria; junior Alexander James Hunter, from Conifer, Colo., as Sir Andrew; senior Isaac Baker, from Bowling Green, Ky, as Antonio; first-year Stephanie Voteau, from St. Louis, Mo., as Fabian; sophomore Liam Johnson, from Wardsboro, Vt., as Curio/Officer; sophomore Luke Moran, from Mount Vernon, Iowa, as Valentine/Officer; sophomore Andrew Flynn, from Lilburn, Ga., as Sea Captain/Priest; and senior Will Esty, from Franklin, Wis., as Musician/Officer.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $16 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty/staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon-5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden 

* 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

* UEPA student panel: Tips for Applying and Thriving in PA school

Questions about applying to PA school or curious what PA school is like? Join us this Monday at 4:00 p.m. in Graves Hall 100 for an informative panel with current UEPA students. Come with any questions you might have, including tips for applying to PA school via CASPA and what being a PA student is really like. Any and all students are welcome! If you have questions about applying or the career of physician assistant and cannot make the meeting, please contact Billie Chandler at ext. 3400 or

Submitted by Billie Chandler

* 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

* 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



* Congratulations to our 2018-19 Leadership Award Winners!

Be sure to congratulate these award winners for their accomplishments in leadership at UE this year!

Golden Heart Award: Student Charles "Rocky" Alderman
Golden Heart Award: Staff Catie Taylor
Student Publications Director's Award Becca Clark
Crescent Magazine Staffer of the Year Olivia Shoup
Crescent Magazine Achievement Award Dallas Carter
Diversity at Work Award Black Student Union
Diversity at Work Award Civic Dramaturgy, Spring 2019
Champion of Diversity Derresha Webb
Champion of Diversity Summer El-Khodary
President’s Diversity and Inclusion Senior Award Katie Brown
Resident Assistant of the Year Hannah Soellner
Donnie Dunville Award Orion Meier
Outstanding International Senior Danyang Liu
Outstanding International Leadership Shangshang Yao
SGA Vision Award Theda Soldatou
Mark R. Simpson Award Mary Whelan
Neu Chapel Liturgy Scholar Award Maegan Scheib
Neu Chapel Liturgy Scholar Award Oti Oritsejafor
Admission Ambassador Leadership Award Kenlea Meeker
Admission Ambassador Service Award Kelly Nixon
Lois D. Patton Award Olivia Goldstein (Volleyball)
Ralph H. Coleman Scholar Student Athlete Award Nathan Reeder (Baseball)
Changemaker of the Year Joseph Shoup
Outstanding Intramural Supervisor Mary Whelan
Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Award - Student Leader of the Year Anna Jean Stratman
Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Award - Advisor of the Year Megan King
Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Organization of the Year Habitat for Humanity
Senior Keynote Address Finalist Ayrlia Welch
Senior Keynote Address Finalist Chace Avery
Senior Keynote Address Finalist Cherise Williams
Senior Keynote Address Finalist Kelly Nixon
Senior Keynote Address Finalist Sierra Miller
Senior Keynote Address Speaker Kianna Wong

Submitted by Kelly Bargeloh

* Rania Mousa invited to an education summit

Associate professor of accounting Rania Mousa has been invited to participate in a “Course Hero Education Summit,” which will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area on July 19. This is an invite-only summit, where a selective group of educators seeking to advance innovation in education and celebrate excellence in teaching are invited from universities around the country. Mousa will deliver a presentation on the Monopoly™ board game as an innovative learning strategy that has been used in Mousa’s Introduction to Financial Accounting course (ACCT 210) at UE for nine years. 

* Foreign Languages and Cultures Outstanding Students of the Year!

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures would like to congratulate the following students for their excellent work in German, Russian, French, and Spanish courses this year:

  • Emily Vasquez wins the Outstanding German Student of the Year award.
  • Meagan Scheib wins the Outstanding Russian Student of the Year award.
  • Tyla Rasche wins the Outstanding French Student of the Year award.
  • Megan Smith wins the Outstanding Spanish Student of the Year award.

Submitted by Marisa Knox

* 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


Thank You

* Shout 0ut to the Development Office and Alumni Relations

The generous people in the Development Office and Alumni Relations will plant over 100 milkweeds in their own gardens across the tri-state area. The Monarch and Milkweed ChangeLab thanks this generous commitment, recognizing the dedication the group has previously had toward caring for UE’s native plant garden. Your team makes all of us a success! Thanks!

Submitted by Cris Hochwender



* Men's basketball to play in 2019 Islands of the Bahamas Showcase

An exciting trip awaits the University of Evansville men’s basketball team in its non-conference slate this season as the Purple Aces will take part in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase. 

UE joins a field that includes defending Atlantic Sun regular season and tournament champion Liberty along with George Washington from the A-10, East Carolina from the AAC and Rice from Conference USA for the third-annual “The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase” on Nov. 22-24, 2019 in Nassau. The event will feature 12 total games during the three-day event. The field and pairings for the tournament were released Thursday by the event’s organizer, bdG Sports.

“I am very excited for our program to have the opportunity to play in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase,” Aces head men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty said. “It will give us valuable tournament experience early in the season while providing an early test for our guys against some top notch competition.”

Aces fans will have the opportunity to join the team on the trip while flying a direct private charter from Evansville to the Bahamas along with accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott Junkanoo Beach. Full information is available by clicking here.

The full 2019 field includes:

•           East Carolina (American Athletic Conference)
•           Evansville (Missouri Valley Conference)
•           George Washington (Atlantic 10 Conference)
•           Liberty (Atlantic Sun Conference)
•           Milwaukee (Horizona League)
•           Morgan State (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
•           Rice (Conference USA)
•           UMKC (Western Athletic Conference)

All 12 games will be played at Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium with the teams residing at the exclusive Baha Mar resort.

The schedule for the opening round of the tournament on Friday, Nov. 22 is as follows:
•           11:00 a.m. ET – Liberty vs. Morgan State
•           2:00 p.m. ET – Rice vs. Milwaukee
•           5:00 p.m. ET – UMKC vs. George Washington
•           8:00 p.m. ET – Evansville vs. East Carolina

“We are excited to once again bring NCAA Division I basketball to Nassau which has embraced this tournament as a community event,” said bdG Sports president Brooks Downing. “Hosting this tournament has truly been a team effort between our staff, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, National Sports Authority, Bahamas Basketball Federation and Baha Mar. From the sapphire blue waters that define The Bahamas to the world-class accommodations at Baha Mar, this event provides an unbelievable experience for the participating teams.”

Submitted by Bob Pristash


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