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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

* UE Spirit Week Online Scavenger Hunt – Clue Three Revealed!

Aces, thank you for your patience while we correct some technical difficulties with the UE Spirit Week Online Scavenger Hunt. If you tried to find the fact earlier, and could not find it, we apologize, it was not yet posted.

The daily Spirit Week fact is now up and available to find! Thank you again for your patience. Here is Clue #3 again. Happy hunting!

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UE Spirit Week Fact: Did You Know… Did you know that Dr. William L. Ridgway left a gift of $39 million to UE after his passing in 2012? The lifetime trustee is UE’s largest individual donor, with total lifetime giving of $52.6 million.

UE Spirit Week Online Scavenger Hunt

Thank you for following us virtually around UE this week as part of UE Spirit Week! Keep playing along daily to learn more about philanthropy at UE. Be sure to like and follow the UE Alumni Association @UEAlumni on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all week for more Spirit Week fun.

Follow the clue below to find today’s UE Spirit Week fact located somewhere on the University of Evansville’s website. Once you find the daily fact, you’ll see a link to enter the UE Spirit Week drawing for a chance to win prizes!

Each day this week, April 13-17, a new clue is released in AceNotes. Find the fact every day to learn more about how philanthropy has shaped UE’s campus. You may enter the UE Spirit Week drawing once per day.

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Clue #3:
“Find today’s philanthropy fact with Gregory the lion at a magical Manor across the pond, where many students visit for a semester at a time! ”

Flood Social Media With Love for UE!

All this week we encourage you to participate in UE Spirit Week by sharing your love for UE. Fill up your friends’ news feeds with purple! Each day we encourage you to share one of these messages on your social media:

  • “Why You Heart UE”
  • “How You’ve Been Impacted by Philanthropy at UE”
  • “Why You Give Back to UE”

When sharing, be sure to make your post public, tag the UE Alumni Office @UEAlumni, and use the hashtags #UEPepandVim and #FortheAces. Like and follow the University of Evansville Alumni Association on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all of the updates on UE Spirit Week and Pep and Vim!

Comments or questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or


Info You Should Know

* Deposits for Student Financial Services

If you have a deposit for Student Financial Services, please call and schedule a drop-off appointment.

The Student Financial Services office is open each Monday and Thursday, between 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Keep funds secure. Please do not put checks or money underneath the door.

Becky Hamilton

* Solution Station Wednesday: How can we help?

We've all been through a big change this semester. Do you have questions, concerns, or needs that we can help with? How are you adjusting to online classes? Are you unsure about where to get assistance for a problem you're having, now that there's no way to walk into an office for help?

The Solution Station is online via ZOOM and we're ready to give you the help and information you need. If we don't know the answer, we'll find it!

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Zoom ID: 856-620-3357
Zoom Link:

Chad Hart

* Accepting Applications for '20-'21 I-House Coordinators

The application is now available for next academic year's I-House Coordinators! I-House (International House) is a weekly presentation and event series that brings cultural education and conversation to the campus community. I-House is student-run by a team of two coordinators who work with the Assistant Director of Cultural Engagement and International Services and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Including country presentations, panel discussions, special events, and presentations offering insights to diverse perspectives of American life, I-House has evolved to engage the wide diversity of UE's community beyond just its international community. We are searching for two dynamic new coordinators to bring creative ideas and growth to the program who will work consistently each week to run the events and recruit presenters and other contributors.

Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020. Find the application in the Forms section of UEngage or at this direct link:

Direct any questions to Megan Sicard,

* UE Appoints Beverly Brockman as New Schroeder Family Dean of Business

Beverly Brockman, PhD, has been appointed Schroeder Family Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration (Schroeder School) at the University of Evansville. 

The appointment comes at the end of a nationwide search conducted by WittKieffer, an internationally prominent search firm, and a committee chaired by Martha Stilwell, Interim Associate Dean of the Schroeder School. The search committee included faculty, administrator, student, and trustee representatives.

“We are very happy to welcome Dr. Beverly Brockman as our next Schroeder Family Dean,” said Stilwell. “Dr. Brockman has an impressive academic record in both teaching and research, as well as administrative experience at an AACSB-accredited school. In addition, she has the visionary and leadership capabilities necessary to continue moving the Schroeder School forward in fulfilling our mission of preparing globally aware business professionals. We believe her passion for experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration are a great fit for UE, and we look forward to working with Dr. Brockman to continue providing a top-ranked business education at a small, private university.”

Brockman comes to UE with more than 20 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, she has served at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) as the George Lester Nation Centennial Professor of Entrepreneurship. In addition, for the past nine years, she has served as Department Head for the Marketing & Entrepreneurship Department in the Rollins College of Business at UTC.

Brockman earned her PhD in marketing from the University of Alabama and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kentucky.

Coming to UE, Brockman brings with her experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, including establishing Solution Scholars, a self-sustaining interdisciplinary business research student consulting venture. While at UTC, she also oversaw the establishment of UTC Research Services and worked with a team to establish the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, helping to develop the center into a stand-alone, self-sustaining unit.

Throughout her years of experience, Brockman has been nominated or received many awards, including the Carolyn Thompson and Roger Brown UTC Community Engagement Award, Deans Merit Award, Max Finley Merit Award, and Faculty Development Grant.

“I am very excited about my upcoming move to UE! It presents a tremendous opportunity for personal growth, as well as a chance to contribute to higher education in a different way than I have in the past,” said Brockman. “There are some wonderful opportunities to build on the strong programs already in place in the Schroeder Family School of Business. For example, I think there are opportunities for distinct program development in entrepreneurship, connecting with UE’s Center for Innovation and Change, and leveraging its ‘Ashoka Changemaker Campus’ designation.”

The Schroeder Family School of Business Administration currently educates 250 students in seven programs of study, including accounting, finance, global business, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, management, and economics. The AACSB-accredited business school is ranked #4 among small, private schools by U.S. News & World Report with the Finance and Accounting programs ranked #2 and #3, respectively. The Class of 2019 achieved 100% placement in graduate school or full-time employment by September 30, 2019, and earned an average starting salary of $49,720.

To learn more about the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at UE, visit

* The Confident You Lunch and Learn - now virtual

The office of Counseling and Health Education is continuing our spring lunch and learn series virtually!
April's lunch and learn topic is "Confident You" and it all about improving our self-confidence. Click this link to a watch a prerecorded YouTube video session:

Jennifer Hargus

* Health Center: How to Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment with the UE Health Center is easy. Employees and students, please call the clinic at 812-488-2033 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm for your health care needs, including all refill requests. Please note, we are not open for walk-in appointments at this time.

Please visit the UE coronavirus webpage for the university's response to the Coronavirus and updated information.

Tara Ulrich



* University of Evansville Libraries Wins Arch Madness 2020

The University of Evansville Libraries silk tapestry has won Arch Madness 2020, an artifact competition hosted by the David L. Rice Library at the University of Southern Indiana.

The silk tapestry, a part of our archival collection, defeated USI’s University Archives and Special Collections "Marijuana and the Bible" booklet by a vote of 231 to 156, in the championship round. The silk tapestry automatically receives a bid to next year’s Arch Madness competition in an attempt to defend our title.

About the silk tapestry:

The origins of this tapestry trace back to the missionary trips of the City United Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The image on the tapestry is known as Azure Dragon, which is one of the mythical creatures in Asian cultures. This particular item is believed to be a flag from the Chinese Qing dynasty, 1890-1912.

Other participants in the competition included:

  • USI’s University Archives and Special Collections
  • Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
  • John James Audubon Museum
  • John M. Lawrence ’73 Library
  • Newburgh Museum
  • USI’s Archaeology Lab
  • New Harmony’s Work Men’s Institute

More information about the competition can be found at

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Kyle Stearns

* Richard Maass Publishes Book

UE associate professor of political science Richard Maass, PhD, has written a book titled The Picky Eagle that is being published by Cornell University Press.

In The Picky Eagle, Maass explains why the United States expanded westward to the Pacific but not north into Canada, south into Mexico, or overseas more than it did, focusing on the roles of democracy and xenophobia in limiting U.S. leaders' ambitions. It contains 23 historical case studies of U.S. foreign policy decision-making between 1775 and 1898.

Maass joined the UE Department of Law, Politics, and Society in 2014 after earning his PhD at Notre Dame and teaching as a visiting professor at Cornell. He studies international relations and political theory and is one of the University of Evansville’s 2016-17 Global Scholars. He has published research on annexation, US foreign policy, terrorism, and Cicero’s political thought. The Picky Eagle is Maass’s first book.

The book will be released on May 15 and can be preordered online from all major booksellers. Use code 09FLYER to save 30% when ordering directly from Cornell University Press or by calling 800-848-6224.

More information about The Picky Eagle can be found on the Cornell University Press website.

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* Nicholas Harmon publishes in IEEE journal

Dr. Harmon's article "Modeling of Near Zero-Field Magnetoresistance and Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance in Irradiated Si/SiO2 MOSFETs" appeared in the recent edition of the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. This research, in collaboration with the University of Iowa and Pennsylvania State University, introduces a model of a new magnetoresistance phenomena that arises due to electrons in semiconductors recombining through defects. The magnetoresistance originates from the spin-dependence (essentially the Pauli exclusion principle) of recombination (and is a variation of the Shockley Read Hall mechanism). This article has applications for electronic devices aboard spacecraft as the defects examined are produced by radiation similar to which is seen in space.

The abstract can be found at

Nicholas Harmon

* 2019-20 Senior Awards Recipients of LPS Department

The LPS (Law, Politics, and Society) Department is very happy to announce four recipients of the 2019-20 Senior Awards.
* The 2019-20 Hanns G. Pieper Senior Research Award of Sociology and Criminal Justice
– Rebecca E. Olson from Crystal Lake, Illinois, Sociology and Ethnic & Social Change Major, Social Human Services Minor

* The 2019-20 Arthur B. Aarstad Scholar Award for the Outstanding Senior in Political Science
– Emily D. Schuster from Wylie, Texas, Political Science and Communication Major, French Milnor

* The 2019-20 Wesley T. Milner Distinguished Senior Award of the International Studies
– Megan E. Smith from Shelbyville, Indiana, International Studies Major, Spanish and Business Administration Minor
– Maegan E. Scheib from Indianapolis, Indiana, International Studies and French Major, Russian Studies and Music Studies Minor

The awards are named for former professors of Law, Politics, and Society Department in honor of their dedication in the programs at the UE for long times.

Young Kim


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