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Wednesday, May 1, 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.


What's Happening Today

* Final Harlaxton Pop-Up Boutique today!

you haven't had a chance to get some great Harlaxton swag to support a great cause, today is the final opportunity to visit our Harlaxton pop-up Boutique! Come purchase Harlaxton apparel to support the Harlaxton Society Scholarship today at lunchtime in Ridgway University Center!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister

* Reception for Marc Mitchell and Kathy Chandler

Please join us in Koch Center 255 on Wednesday, May 1 from 2:00-3:30 to say farewell to Drs. Marc Mitchell and Kathy Chandler. Both are professors in the electrical engineering and computer science department. 

Submitted by Vicky Hasenour

* Newman Senior Night at Turoni's

Come join Newman to help us celebrate our seniors and end the year on a high note! We will be eating dinner at the Turoni’s on Weinbach at 5:00 p.m., May 1. All are welcome! This will be a great break before finals!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* UE Bookstore Clearance Sale 35% OFF

The UE Bookstore is offering 35% OFF the original price of all UE imprinted clothing and gift items through Thursday, May 2. Items include T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, mugs, pennants and on and on. However - Harlaxton and graduation related items are NOT ON SALE during this event.

If you have questions, ask store personnel. Come early while size and selections are still in stock.

Sale ends on Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Relaxation Night with UE Music Therapy Association

Love music and need a moment to breath before finals? The UE Music Therapy Association is hosting a Relaxation Night in Grabill Lounge (basement of Neu Chapel) on Wednesday, May 1, at 8:00 p.m.! Bring your own blankets and pillows to get comfy while music therapist Professor Montgomery leads us through multiple relaxation techniques. 

Submitted by Jessica Smith

* Last session of medical Spanish practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. Students may arrive and leave at any time. The last session of the semester is today, Wednesday, May 1, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 73 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at for more details. ¡Nos vemos esta tarde!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo


Upcoming Events

* UE basketball to host Reading Day Pizza Break

Purple Aces head men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty and his staff invite all University of Evansville students, faculty and staff to take a break from finals preparations and head to Ridgway University Center on Thursday for a Reading Day Pizza Break.

The Aces have teamed up with Mister B’s to provide pizza for over 100 attendees between 11:00 a.m. and noon on Thursday, May 2. Coach McCarty and his staff will be on hand to meet with everyone who stops by.

Pizza will be available on a first come/first served basis.  

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Reception for Kathy Chandler, Angie Reisetter, and Pengcheng Xiao

Please join us in the Koch Center Atrium on Thursday, May 2 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. to say farewell and wish the best to Kathy Chandler, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Angie Reisetter, associate professor of physics; and Pengcheng Xiao, assistant professor of mathematics. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.

Submitted by Jayme Williams

* 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

* 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 

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Hiring summer counselors

• Every summer UE offers camps that introduce middle school boys and girls and high school girls to disciplines within engineering and computer science via hands-on activities and field trips.

WHO can be a counselor?
• Current College of Engineering and Computer Science students (or other STEM majors) who want to participate in an outreach program that supports diversity in STEM, allows you to demonstrate your motivation to hold a leadership position, and encourages people to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.

WHEN and WHERE are the camps?
• High School Girls - June 9-14 (residential camp)
• Middle School Girls - June 16-19 (residential camp)
• Middle School Boys - June 24-28 (day camp)
• All camps are held on the UE campus

Other Information
• The counselor position is a paid position for all camps.
• All counselors will be helping lead various activities, assisting faculty-led workshops, and inspiring young people.
• The residential camps for girls will include room and board during the duration of the camp.  Counselors will be staying in a dorm with the campers.

HOW to apply?
• If you are interested in being a counselor, please apply in person in Koch Center 250 or email by Friday, May 3.

For more information about the camps, go to:

Submitted by Kim Higgins 

* Are you studying, interning, or doing research abroad this summer?

The study abroad office wants to know about your plans to study, intern, or do research abroad this summer so we can give you important info on insurance and credits! If you haven't been in touch with us about your upcoming international adventures, please email or call 812-488-2039 to get a conversation started about how we can support you in your study, internship, or research abroad. 

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister

* Summer school books are ready

For those students taking Summer Session classes, this is a reminder to get your books at the UE Bookstore before you leave for the summer. You can order them online at or pick them up in the store. During buyback summer books are sectioned off but just ask store staff and they'll be happy to get your book for you. Don't go home without your book!! 

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Fitness Center - Finals Week Hours

The Fitness Center hours during Finals Week will be:

  • Thursday, May 2-Friday, May 3: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4-Sunday, May 5: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 6-Friday, May 10: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12: Closed

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* May 2 - Obsolete Electronics Recycling

Obsolete Electronics Recycling is set for May 2 at Hale loop drive from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Students and employees (faculty, administrators and staff) can bring the following personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost:

• LCD displays, LCD TV’s and LCD monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, speakers, VCRs. Small quantities of batteries will be accepted.

The following items will NOT be accepted:

• CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors
• Fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking batteries and any other items C&I deems unallowable
• Electronics owned by the University.

NOTE: The cost of processing CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors has increased significantly, and the University is no longer able to cover these items. However, these items may be brought to the following location: C&I Electronics located at 1700 N Lafayette Ave, Evansville, IN 47711, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

For more information or questions contact Amber Elkins at or ext. 2697.

Submitted by Amber Elkins

* Free Paper Shredding on Thursday, May 2

Free off-site paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to campus once again May 2 (Reading Study Day) from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All UE students, faculty, staff, and alumni can take advantage of this free service by bringing paper to the Piranha truck in Koch Center for Engineering and Science parking lot. Paper will be shredded off-site.

So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home, or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.

Please - no telephone books, magazines, or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100-pound paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

Submitted by Amber Elkins

* Library Hours during Finals

The Libraries hours for the remainder of the semester are:

  • Sunday, April 28: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Monday, April 29:  7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Tuesday, April 30:  7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Wednesday, May 1:  7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Thursday, May 2: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Friday, May 3: 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.**
  • Saturday, May 4: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Monday, May 6: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Tuesday, May 7: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Wednesday, May 8: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Thursday, May 9: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Friday, May 10: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

* Upper floors close at 11:00 p.m.
** Upper floors close at 6:00 p.m.

Direct any questions to Meg Atwater-Singer at ext. 2487 or

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer

* Attention seniors: Commencement Video submissions due May 3

Calling all seniors! 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. 

Submitted by Monica Watkins

* Request for official excused absences during finals

Please note that the Dean of Students office will not grant official excused absences during finals except for extreme circumstances (i.e.: death of an immediate family member, emergency surgery, etc.). Students who feel they are unable to take a scheduled final exam should work directly with their professors to discuss other possible options.

Submitted by Carleen Barnes

* 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

* Summer Books at the UE Bookstore

Summer textbooks are available at the UE Bookstore for Summer Sessions 1 & 2. If you're taking a summer classes be sure to stop by the Bookstore and get your required materials before you leave for the summer. You can also order your books online on the UE Bookstore website at or on the link at the UE homepage at the bottom. During buyback summer books may be off limit but just ask store staff and they will be happy to assist you and get the required book you desire.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* 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



* Yazdanparast has paper accepted at International Journal of Innovation Management

Atefeh Yazdanparast, associate professor of marketing, has a paper accepted for publication at the International Journal of Innovation Management. The paper titled “Comparing Service, Product, and Process Innovations: Insights from the Internal Supply Chain Network of a European Steel Manufacturing Firm” investigates and compares managerial perceptions of the three types of innovation (service, product, and process innovations) within the context of cross-functional network of a European steel manufacturing firm. The insights result in the development of a typology of innovation projects based on origin, context, scope, benefits, and degree of complexity. The findings embedded in Resource Based View and Service Dominant Logic, reveal divergent aspects of the three types of innovation such as disparate reasons for undertaking each type of innovation and distinct internal and external success factors, as well as convergent aspects of the innovation types such as similar challenges. 

* Chelsea Gaddis receives the Distinguished Senior Award of the International Studies Program

Chelsea Gaddis has been awarded the 2018-19 Wesley T. Milner Distinguished Senior Award of the International Studies Program. The honor was established in 2016 and is awarded annually to the outstanding senior of the International Studies major. The award is named for the former director of the International Studies Program, Dr. Milner, in honor of his dedication in the IS program at UE for over two decades.

people standing in front of a restaurant

Pictured (from left to right): Young Kim (Professor of Political Science), Diana Rodriguez Quevedo (Associate Professor of Spanish), Chelsea Gaddis (IS & Spanish majors-2019), Hayley Elliot (IS & Sociology majors-2019), and Wesley Milner (Executive Director of the International Programs)

* Monarch and Milkweed Changelab Shares Knowledge and Milkweed Plants at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Congratulations to the Monarchs and Milkweed Changelab team, who finished their last event - a milkweed give-away at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. While at nature center of WWNP, the team gifted the attendees with native milkweed plants and played a monarch game with kids who attended. In addition, the team shared seeds of native plants that can be grown in people’s backyards. 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 team hopes that you have found at least one opportunity to plant milkweeds for monarchs. Moreover, we hope you have expanded your perspective, and start to plant natives in your garden. 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. Every action you take to grow your own native plants will help butterflies, bees, and birds.

To see a video story on this subject, please visit:

Submitted by Cris Hochwender

* UE student Samarth Sheth receives SIAM recognition

University of Evansville student Samarth Sheth recently received a 2019 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition. Sheth is majoring in actuarial science at UE.

The certificate is given in recognition of the recipient’s hard work and outstanding service and contributions to his or her SIAM student chapter. The names of students receiving the certificates of recognition will be announced in SIAM News and will be posted on the SIAM web site.

Two students holding an award

* Associate Professor Todd A. Matteson exhibits artwork

Associate Professor Todd A. Matteson has had two pieces accepted into the juried Art Noir exhibition at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The exhibition theme is "Black, White, and Grayscale." Professor Matteson's two wall platters are landscape silhouettes of mountains created in his masking off technique. Each piece was hand painted with glazes. The exhibition opens April 27 and runs through May 24.

* 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


Sympathy to...

* Sympathy to the Friends and Family of Kelsey Hipp

Dear Campus Community,

We are deeply sorrowed by the passing of one of our physician assistant students, Kelsey Hipp. Kelsey also earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in health services administration from UE and was set to graduate from the PA program this year.

Information regarding arrangements will be announced when details are available. 

Please join us in keeping Kelsey's family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.



* Men's Golf signs Caleb Wassmer

University of Evansville head men’s golf coach Jim Hamilton has announced the signing of Caleb Wassmer to his squad for next season.

Wassmer, a local product who will be graduating from North Posey High School this spring, is one of the top players in southern Indiana.

“I’m thrilled to have Caleb as a member of the Aces,” Coach Hamilton said. “He brings an outstanding golf game as well as strong academic achievement in the classroom. He will be a great fit for our program and give us increased depth as we battle for a Missouri Valley Conference Championship.”

He has extensive experience in the Midwest, accumulating several top ten finishes in GolfWeek Tour events. He also won the 2018 McDonald’s Amateur in Evansville, breaking the tournament scoring record.

Caleb joins an experienced Aces squad that returns five of its six lowest scorers from the 2018-19 campaign.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Stuart Wilson named Head Swimming and Diving Coach

University of Evansville Director of Athletics Mark Spencer has announced the hiring of Stuart “Stu” Wilson as the Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach for the Purple Aces. Wilson will begin his tenure at UE on June 1, 2019.

“I want to thank President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz and Athletic Director Mark Spencer for giving me the opportunity to be the University of Evansville Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach,” Wilson said. “I am excited about the future of the program.“

Wilson brings extensive collegiate and club experience to the Evansville program. Wilson was the Head Men’s and Women’s Coach at Georgia Tech from 2005 through 2009 after serving the Yellow Jackets as an assistant from 2002 through 2005. He also spent time as an assistant at Clemson in 2011 and 2012.

“We are thrilled to have Stu join the family,” Spencer said. “His extensive experience is very impressive and I look forward to seeing him elevate our program as he has everywhere else he has been.”

In his time at Georgia Tech, Wilson enjoyed great success, coaching eight ACC Champions, two ACC Relay Champions and over 30 All-ACC Swimmers to go along with 15 NCAA Qualifiers. Under his tutelage, four student-athletes were named All-American, six were recognized as Honorable Mention All-Americans and more than 30 garnered Academic All-American status.

Wilson recruited student-athletes with the Yellow Jackets who were responsible for breaking over 60 school records in a span of just four years. His work culminated in Gal Nevo being named the 2009 ACC Swimmer of the Year while setting the second-fastest time in history in the 400 IM at the 2009 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. He also helped Nigel Plummer earn ACC Freshman of the Year accolades in 2009.

Aside from his collegiate work, Wilson has a great deal of club experience, most recently working as the Senior Coach at Nitro Swimming in Cedar Park, Texas. Other club team work includes: Head Senior Coach at Southern Crescent Aquatic in Peachtree City, Ga., Head Coach and Director of Competitive Swim Teams at Swim Seventy in Norwalk, Ct., Director of Competitive Swimming with the Tampa YMCA and Senior Swim Coach at Swim Atlanta in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Prior to working in the college ranks, Wilson worked with Swim Atlanta in Roswell, Ga., Lilburn, Ga., and Marietta, Ga. From 1990 through 1998 in numerous capacities. One of his numerous highlights was his work with eventual Olympic silver medalist and world champion Amanda Weir, who set three National Age Group Records under his watch.  She was named the Rookie of the Meet at Nationals in 1998.

He led 16 Olympic Trial and 50 Senior National Qualifiers while helping six athletes represent their countries in the Olympics and World Championships. Wilson worked with over 40 Junior National Qualifiers, more than 60 Top Sixteen Age Group Swims in the United States Swimming and 30 Georgia State Champions and state record holders.

Submitted by Bob Pristash rp113@evansville.edo

* Walter McCarty Basketball Camp

Walter McCarty Basketball Camp will once again take place this summer at the Carson Center. The dates are June 10-13, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for Grades 2-8. Faculty and staff - please reach out to Logan Baumann ( for more details on a UE discount. For more information and registration, see

Submitted by Logan Baumann


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