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Monday, August 19, 2019

Upcoming Events

* Wind Ensemble Auditions

2019-2020 UE Wind Ensemble Auditions - Open to all Students
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
2:00-4:00pm FA 103

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
7:00-9:00pm FA 103

Thursday, August 22, 2019
3:00-6:00pm FA 103

A sign-up sheet is available on the UE Bands bulletin board across from Krannert 103. Excerpts will be available online.  The audition will consist of prepared excerpts, scales, and sight-reading.

Please note: Wind Ensemble will not meet on Thursday, August 22, due to auditions. First rehearsal will be Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz at for more details.

* UE Choir Auditions This Week

The choir audition sign-up sheet is now up! Any UE student, regardless of major, is welcome to join UE's nationally ranked choral program. Come to Krannert Hall of Art and Music, Room 104B to sign up for a choir audition time. Audition times will be available on Monday, August 19, Tuesday August 20, and Wednesday August 21 (first day of classes.) We have an exciting year ahead with concerts both on campus in Neu Chapel and at the beautiful Victory Theater in downtown Evansville. We are especially excited to announce that for one of our concerts, we will be sharing the stage with the legendary singer and improviser Bobby McFerrin!

For the audition, you do not need to prepare any music in advance. It only takes about ten minutes.

Submitted by Dennis Malfatti

* UE Jazz Ensemble Auditions

UE Jazz Ensemble Auditions will occur Wednesday, August 21 beginning at 7 PM in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts room 144. Students from any major are welcome to audition for MUS 113-313 for 0.5 credit hours. An audition sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of room 144 in Krannert. Audition excerpts can be found online.

For more information or questions please contact Dr. Timothy Zifer at or calling extension 2878. UE has two jazz ensembles, so come swing with us!

Submitted by Timothy Zifer


Info You Should Know

* UE Orchestras seeking new members

Students, staffs, faculties, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Join us!

Please E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities at for more information.

* UE Beverage Provider Announcement

Pepsi Beverages Company is the exclusive beverage provider for the University of Evansville and will continue to offer its well-known variety of products that include Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Orange Crush, Sierra Mist, Gatorade, and RockStar along with other beverage products via vending machines, C-store, catering, concessions, and secure dining fountains. While there is a moderate vending price increase, it has been over five years since the last price increase.

In addition, there are some Pepsi beverage equipment changes/improvements including new beverage fountains in Ridgway, more glass front vending machines and all campus vending machines have been updated with digital credit card readers for added convenience.

Last but not least, keep a watch on announcements about future Pepsi sampling events in AceNotes.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* General Auditions for Fall 2019 Productions

The University of Evansville Theatre Department is holding auditions, August 21, for their fall season which consists of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, and LONE STAR SPIRITS. All non-theatre majors who are interested in auditioning should come to the G. Richard and Rita Eykamp Theatre Suite (HH 109) located in Hyde Hall to pick up audition requirements.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* Call for UExplore Research Proposals

Students, please consider participating in the UExplore undergraduate research program this semester. The deadline for the Fall Semester student-generated proposals is Thursday, September 5, 2019. A digital copy (Word or PDF format) and ten (10) paper copies of your proposal are due in the Office of Academic Affairs to Paula Heldt before the end of the business day of the proposal deadline.

Information about the UExplore program and the proposal template can be found on the UExplore website. You can request up to $1,000 for hardware and services to support your proposed research project. Proposals from nearly every department on campus have been funded.

Submitted by Douglas Stamps

* Student Health Center

Student Health Center will resume normal business hours starting Monday, August 19th: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Please stop by or call 812-488-2033 to schedule an appointment. Provider and Nurse appointments available.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* 2019-20 Student Parking Permit Registration Available Online

Beginning, Monday, August 12, 2019, Parking Permit registration will be available online. There is a different process for full-time and part-time students.

Full-time Students
Students who are registered full-time (12 hours or more) will be provided a Parking Permit at no additional cost. Please make sure you have completed your class registration process before registering your vehicle online and collecting your permit.

To register your vehicle, go to the UE Self-Service portal and enter your UE username and password.

The Parking Permits link is under “UE Forms.” Click on the menu icon (upper left hand corner) > UE Forms > Student > Parking Permits. If you need assistance with accessing self-service, please contact the OTS help desk at 812-488-2077.

Fill out the registration form. Once you have registered your vehicle, proceed to the Permit Distribution location in the box below with your ID.

Part-time Students Students who are registered as part-time (less than 12 hours) will be charged $50 for a 2019-2020 Parking Permit.

To register your vehicle, go to the UE Self-Service portal and enter your UE username and password.

The Parking Permits link is under “UE Forms.” Click on the menu icon (upper left hand corner) > UE Forms > Student > Parking Permits.

Fill out the registration form, print out the UE vehicle registration confirmation page, and take it to the cashier’s window at Student Financial Services. You can pay for the Parking Permit via your student account, or you can pay by cash/ check. Once payment is made, proceed to the Permit Distribution location in the box below with your ID and receipt.

Please note that permits are for the 2019-20 academic year. There are no refunds or pro-rated fees for partial academic years. There are no discounts or refunds for part-time students with UE plates.

Fraternity Parking Permits
All fraternity members who qualify for a Fraternity Parking Permit, must complete the vehicle registration process on-line and follow the same procedures as other students to obtain a parking permit from the Parking Permit Distribution Center. Students living in the Fraternity Complex (Sig Ep, FIJI, & Phi Tau) will be issued a Blue permit. Once the fraternity presidents have provided the Office of Safety and Security with the list of members who are to receive a yellow Fraternity Parking Permit, the student can exchange their assigned blue permit for the yellow Fraternity Parking Permit at the Office of Safety and Security.

All other fraternities (LXA, SAE, and TKE) will receive an orange permit.

Replacement Parking Permits
If you lose your Parking Permit, replacement Permits are $25 and must be paid for at the cashier’s window in Student Financial Services. Students can place the replacement charge on their student account, or pay with cash or check. Employees must pay with cash or check. Once the replacement Permit is paid for, you will be assigned a new permit.

If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact the Office of Safety & Security at 812-488-2051.

Parking Permit Distribution Center
Ridgway University Center

  • Saturday, August 17, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 20, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 22, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

After August 23, Parking Permits will be distributed at the Cashier’s window in Student Financial Services (Olmsted Hall).

Remember: You must present your UE ID to obtain your permit (after you have registered your vehicle through self-service).

* Study abroad class presentations

The Harlaxton/study abroad office would love the chance to come for 5 minutes to your class to inform your students about study abroad opportunities! Please email with the classes and times if you would be interested in having us present to your students!

Kaylynn McCalister

* Need office organization supplies?

The Harlaxton/study abroad office has a number of binders, file folders, and paper/file organizers available to anyone who needs them! Please contact or come by our offices in SOBA 262-263 this week if you have an interest in these organizational supplies!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister

* Production Copier Instructions Available on AceLink

Production Copier basic instructions are available and posted on the New AceLink Copy/Print website. Instructions include Copy a Document from the Glass or Document Feeder; Print a File from a Computer to a Copier; Secure Print a File from a Computer to Copier; Print Documents from USB; and Scan to Email. In addition General Information for both the D125 and C70 is posted. Check it out!

If you plan to use the production copiers and didn't sign up for the installation of necessary print drivers. Please submit an OTS Helpdesk ticket.

For questions, please contact



* Atefeh Yazdanparast publishes in Journal of Business Ethics, a Top 50 Financial Times Business Journal

Atefeh Yazdanparast, Associate Professor of Marketing, has a paper accepted for publication in Journal of Business Ethics, a highly ranked journal and one of the top 50 business journals used by Financial Times for research ranking.

The research, titled "Consequences of Moral Transgressions: How Regulatory Focus Orientation Motivates or Hinders Moral Decoupling," follows an experimental design approach and contributes to the moral reasoning literature on how brands can mitigate the impact of moral violations on consumer evaluations.

* University of Evansville Announces Berger Awards for 2019

University of Evansville professors Mohammad K. Azarian and Thomas Josenhans were honored recently with the 2019 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Awards for Scholarly Activity and Service. They were presented with the awards by Charlie Berger during UE’s Fall Conference.

UE professor of mathematics Mohammad K. Azarian was given the Berger Award for Scholarly Activity. Azarian is a well-published professional who has significantly contributed to the research community and has worked at UE for 34 years.

He has published 42 peer-reviewed journal articles in four different areas of mathematics including group theory, number theory, combinatorics, and the history of mathematics.

He presented his research at 54 international, national, and regional conferences. In addition, he has published 82 problems in peer reviewed general mathematics journals in the United States and made over 1600 contributions to the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, including over 1000 new sequences.

Azarian has earned the respect of mathematics organizations and publications, who value his expertise and trust his judgment. He serves as a referee for the following journals:

  • Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences
  • Houston Journal of Mathematics
  • College Mathematics Journal
  • Jounral of Integer Sequences 
  • Ars Combinatoria
  • International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

He has served on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals and newsletters, and is a reviewer for the Mathematical Reviews of the American Mathematical Society (MathSciNet), the most prestigious and the authoritative gateway to the scholarly literature of mathematics in the world.

His remarkable research portfolio of 136 publications in the Google Scholar’s Citations system, and he was named a University of Evansville Global Scholar in 2007-2008.

From 2001 to 2007, he served on the Executive Board of the Mathematical Association of America- Indiana, where he was solely responsible for the Indiana College Mathematics Competition for all 40 colleges and universities in the state of Indiana.

In 2015, Azarian was one of only seven mathematicians in the United States who was selected to serve as a discipline peer reviewer for the Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, a position that he is still holding.

He is the recipient of the 2017 Mathematical Association of America-Indiana Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a member for "extraordinary contributions and outstanding efforts" to mathematical sciences in America.

UE professor of music Thomas Josenhans was the recipient of the Berger Award for Service. Josenhans is fully committed to serving both UE and the greater community. One nominator says that he embodies the definition of a servant leader and truly has a servant’s heart.

During his nine years as chair of one of the largest and most diverse groups of faculty on campus, he has worked tirelessly to create opportunities to enhance the faculty and student experience. He has gone above and beyond to create a department that serves as a community resource and a showcase of arts in the community.

As part of this effort, he has cultivated positive relationships with area educators, providing financial and personal support of the Wesley Shepard Summer Music Camp which he has transformed into an annual high-quality experience for local and regional middle and high school students that serves as an invaluable recruiting tool.

Josenhans is an integral part of the Tri-State Community Ensemble Festival regional music educators' conferences, and weekend events such as Brass Day, Woodwind Day, Percussion Day and UE Opera events. He has provided support and found funding for campus appearances of world-class guest artists such as Doc Severinsen, Diane Shur, and Andre Watts. He has worked closely with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra to consistently evaluate and improve the interwoven relationship of shared faculty and artists.

In addition, Josenhans has gone beyond his already heavy responsibilities as chair, to represent the University as chair of the Music Director Search Committee for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, a committee charged with selecting from over 200 applicants to find the 5 finalists who will guest conduct during the 2019-2020 season.

Two recent grants have specifically enhanced recruiting and current student opportunities. He wrote the request for a three-year grant to fund the new position of Music Outreach Director, with responsibilities to coordinate camp recruiting school visits. A second grant awarded during his leadership is from the Schmidt Foundation for the UE Opera Series. This grant has been renewed annually and has allowed UE Opera to mount larger productions and schedule outreach visits to area schools.

This year’s recipient has also been a dynamic influence in a steady period of growth, positivity, and tangible financial support from the Friends of UE Music. This organization includes a growing membership of alumni, faculty, UE student families, and members of the greater Evansville community.

Nominators also want to specifically recognize this year’s recipient for his work in creating and developing the UE Music Strategic Plan. He guided and mentored those working on this collaborative effort for more than a year.

Through all of this, he gives selflessly of his time and energy because of his genuine love and devotion to his department and University. His door is always open to faculty and students where each one is heard compassionately, validated and supported with kindness and integrity. 

* UE Department of Art is Celebrating!

Congratulations to UE Department of Art Adjuct Instructor, Mr. Kyle Darnell, as the Arts Educator Award Winner at the 2019 Arts Council's Art Awards!

Kyle Darnell holding award

Submitted by Brooksie Smith

* University of Evansville Twenty-five Year Awards

Congratulations to those who were recognized at Fall Conference for their twenty-five years of dedicated service to UE. Awardees are:

Dale Edwards - Professor of Biology
Dr. Dale Edwards received a BS degree in zoology from Brandon University in Canada, and his MS and PhD degrees in biology from Wake Forest University. He served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at High Point University and the University of Richmond before accepting a full-time faculty position at the University of Evansville in 1994. Edwards is currently Professor and Chair of UE’s biology department.

While at UE, he has served on numerous committees and programs, including but not limited to, the Faculty Senate, the General Education Subcommittee, the Athletic Committee, the Admissions and Standards Committee, the Tenure and Promotion Committee, the University’s Writing Subcommittee Committee, and Chair of the Search Committee for the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Locally, Edwards has been a longstanding lecturer for the Indiana Master Naturalist Program at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. For the Indiana Academy of Science, he served as Chair of Local Arrangements Committee for one of its annual meetings and as President of the Academy in 2013. He was named an Indiana Academy of Science Fellow in 2016.

Edwards has published twenty-eight peer-reviewed articles over the course of his academic career. Edwards is also the co-author of a book titled Mites of Freshwater Mollusks that was published in 2013.

While at UE, Edwards has been the recipient of Deans’ Outstanding Teacher Award for the College of Arts and Science and The Sadelle and Sydney Berger Annual Award for Scholarship.

David Fentress - Physics Lab Supervisor
David Fentress earned a BS from Western Kentucky University and an MS from Murray State University. In his capacity as Physics Lab Supervisor, he has managed all phases of operation of labs for introductory physics courses, as well as being the primary instructor for those labs. During this time, he has written and implemented several new experiments. On a few occasions, he has presented physics demonstrations to the broader science education community beyond UE.

David has participated in UE Barn Blitz and the Spotlight Music Show. In the broader community, he has been active in Evansville CROP Hunger Walk, in Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Evansville.

Tony Holt - Manager of Campus Maintenance
Tony Holt is the Manager of Campus Maintenance for the Office of Facilities Management and Planning. His areas of concentration include all administrative and academic buildings, the Central Plant, and the distribution of utilities serving the entire campus.

Tony began his career at UE as a Staff Electrician on May 23, 1994, at the age of twenty-two. During his twenty years in that position, he is fairly certain that he accessed every closet and cramped space at UE; coincidentally discovering his claustrophobia trigger.

Tony graduated from Harrison High School in 1990, has held his Master Electrician License since 1993, and graduated with a BS in Global Leadership from UE in 2010. As a result of his tenacity and grit, he was promoted to his current position in May of 2014. He is the widowed father of Evan, 14, and Kaelyn, 13. Outside of work, Tony enjoys camping, hunting, and raising cows.

Bryan Lynch - Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Bryan Lynch, Professor of Chemistry, received a B.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both from the University of Pittsburgh, followed by postdoctoral work at Cornell University. His specialty areas are physical chemistry and chemistry for students with a non-science major. Outside the classroom, he has accompanied students on Neu Chapel mission trips to Jamaica, Southern West Virginia, and Juarez, Mexico.

His work has been published in the journals Inorganic Chemistry and the Journal of Chemical Physics. He has taken two sabbaticals at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he used both laser and microwave spectroscopy to study molecules thought to exist in the interstellar medium. His third sabbatical will take place this coming Spring semester at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where he will be conducting research in astrochemistry

In 2001, he was given an Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research by the Indiana University Department of Chemistry. In 2009, he was awarded both the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Award for Scholarship.

Dr. Bryan Lynch has been awarded outside grants by the American Chemical Society and Research Corporation. He has also been awarded numerous internal grants by ART, ARSAF, and UExplore.

James MacLeod - Professor of History
Dr. James MacLeod was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He taught History and British Studies at Harlaxton College from 1994-99, and then moved to Evansville. James is currently Professor and Chair of the History Department.

Dr. MacLeod is the author of three books: The Cartoons of Evansville’s Karl Kae Knecht [2017]; Evansville in World War Two [2015]; and The Second Disruption [2000]. In 2016, he wrote and co-produced a 2-part documentary in Evansville on World War II for WNIN Public Television entitled Evansville at War. He has also written over thirty scholarly publications.

James has delivered hundreds of public lectures and has won many awards for his teaching and scholarship; including UE’s Outstanding Teacher, the United Methodist Outstanding Teacher, the Dean’s Teaching Award, and the Berger Prize for Scholarship. James is also an award-winning cartoonist and his editorial cartoons have appeared in the Evansville Courier and Press and the Henderson Gleaner, as well as many other outlets. He is an active local historian, serving on the Boards of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society, and the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science. He is currently working on a book on Evansville in the Sixties.

Linda Wulf - Associate Director of Career Development
Linda Wulf joined UE in 1994 as the Coordinator for the Curriculum Center under the School of Education in Hyde Hall. She held this position for fourteen years. After completing her Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree from UE in May 2008, she continued her education earning her Masters in Public Service Administration degree from the Adult Education Department at UE. Linda has served as Assistant Director of Career Services and is now an Associate Director of Career Development.

Linda has been a member of the Office Staff Association, UESAA, served as Chair of the UE United Way campaign, serves on the Board of ANEW (A Network of Evansville Women), is a member of Career Development Professionals of Indiana, Certified in Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) completing the NACE Career Coaching Intensive Program, member of the Evansville Human Resource Association, and Completed the Global Community for Academic Advising for the Undeclared Student training.

Submitted by Paulta Heldt

* UE Welcomes New Faculty

The University community would like to extend a warm welcome to these new 2019-2020 faculty members.

Rachael Alley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications with Emphasis in Journalism from the University of Southern Indiana. She also received a Master of Science in Physical Education with Athletic Training Emphasis from Indiana State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Marshall University.

Rebekah Basham, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Science, earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Ball State University, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky.

Melissa Fitch Jernigan, Founding Program Administrator, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Anesthesia Program, earned a BSN from Murray State University, an MSN from the Trover Foundation/Murray State University Program of Anesthesia, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Murray State University.

Wes Grantom, Visiting Instructor of Theatre, earned a BFA in Theatre Performance from UE.

Demian Kogutek, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, earned a Bachelor of Honors of Music Therapy from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Western, London, Ontario, Canada.

Susan Laughbaum, Visiting Instructor Clinical Education Coordinator Athletic Training, earned a BA in Physical Education for Secondary Education with a minor in Mathematics from Concordia University. She also earned a Master of Science in Athletic Training from Indiana State University.

Mark Marchino, Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, earned an Associate of Science from Olney Central College, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from UE. He also received a Master of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana.

Amelia McClain, Assistant Professor of Theatre, earned a BFA from UE and an MFA from New York University’s graduate acting program.

Katie Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UE, and a Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, from USI.

Wei Wu, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, earned a Bachelor of Science in Measuring & Control Technology and Instrumentations from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications in China. She also received a Master of Science in Electrical

Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Submitted by Paula Heldt


Thank You

* Harlaxton 2070 Open Discussion Meeting

A big thanks to everyone who was able to attend the Fall conference session on Harlaxton. It was an informative, lively conversation that truly shows the love on campus for the Harlaxton program.

We heard from many participants that they would like more time to discuss and understand the work of the Harlaxton 2070 group. We would like to offer this on August 23rd at 3pm in the Vectren Board Room. The team will be available to review the fall conference update for those who weren’t able to attend and to continue discussions.

We value your input and thoughts as we work through the projects for the Harlaxton 2070 group. 

Submitted by Holly Carter



* Wolak Earns MVC Preseason All-Conference Honors

Sophomore Emily Wolak represents the Purple Aces on the Missouri Valley Preseason All-Conference team, announced by the league Thursday.

Wolak earned second team all-MVC and All-Freshman honors for her performance last season.

The Rochester, N.Y. native saw action in 19 games in 2018, posting her first career goal against Tennessee Tech and added seven shots with six aimed at goal.

The midfielder will set the pace for the Aces, who as a team were picked sixth in the MVC preseason poll, voted for by the coaches.

Evansville opens up the regular season next Thursday at home against Middle Tennessee at 7 p.m.

Submitted by Emily McMillan

* Aces Golf Scramble to take place on September 12

One of the largest events for the University of Evansville men's basketball program and the Aces Assist Club is the Aces Golf Scramble, which will take place on Thursday, September 12 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh.

Two start times will be on tap with the first shotgun start set for 8 a.m. and the second one heading on course at 1 p.m.  Flight preference will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Your group and start time is reserved with payment.  Lunch for both flights will be served at noon.

Cost for a foursome is $750 with individuals set for $200.  Aces Assist Club members will receive the single entry fee associated with your giving level.  To confirm your group, individual or start time, fill out the form above or contact the UE Basketball Office at 812-488-3800.

Submitted by Bob Pristash


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