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Thursday, May 6, 2021

* Summer AceNotes Limited to Tuesday and Thursday

As there are fewer submissions to AceNotes during the summer, AceNotes will only be published on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the week of Monday, May 10. AceNotes Extras will still be published whenever needed. The regular AceNotes publication schedule of every Monday through Friday will resume when school begins again in August.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The last streaming concert of the academic year is also the first announced concert in the newly named UE Music Conservatory. Join us online to hear the singers of the University of Evansville Choirs. The UE University Choir and UE Mixed Choir, under the direction of Dennis Malfatti, and the UE Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Dana Taylor, present an eclectic program of choral music. The singers of UE’s choirs have adapted to the challenges of the COVID pandemic, singing spaced apart, with masks, and rehearsing in short segments. Despite all this, they have risen to the challenge and continue to make inspiring music. Join us online on, or after Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the following link:

* Special Bookstore Hours for Saturday, May 8

The bookstore will be open beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 8th, for late rental returns, and closing at 2pm. Please return all rentals by then. If you have already gone home and not returned them by then, please generate the $5 UPS label from our website using this link: The order number is located in your rental return emails.

* Baccalaureate & Commencement Exercises

This weekend is Commencement weekend for our Classes of 2020 & 2021! Please see below important information for UE graduates and their friends and families.


All graduates and their families are invited to attend the 2020/2021 Interfaith Baccalaureate Service, which is a religious service that honors the graduating class. The service provides time to reflect and give thanks to God in the context of high University ceremony.

The service will be available at 4PM on Friday, May 7, and can be viewed on the Commencement webpage. Rev. JillAnn Knonenborg, director of religious life, and Rev. Andy Payton, University chaplain, will lead the service.

Commencement Exercises

UE will hold three ceremonies on May 7-8, 2021. All ceremonies will be held at the Ford Center and are ticketed events. For those who cannot attend in-person, a live-stream of each service will be available at

University of Evansville’s 162nd Commencement
Class of 2020

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

University of Evansville’s 163rd Commencement
Class of 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
For College of Education and Heath Sciences and College of Engineering and Computer Science

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
For William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences and Schroeder Family School of Business Administration

The Outstanding Senior Service Award, Outstanding Teacher Award, and Eykamp Prize recipients will be announced and presented at both ceremonies on Saturday.

* BECOMING CENTERED Paintings by Lori Rivera


Local Artist Paints to Heal

Lori Rivera finds that the world nearly disappears when she paints, and she is deeply drawn into the meditative aspects of painting. She loves the healing benefits that painting provides, as she struggles with depression.

At any given time, Lori has a painting in progress on her painting wall in her home studio. Although her roots are in representational painting, she has recently decided to devote the majority of her time to growing as an abstract artist. She sees abstract art as the most fitting genre that allows her to communicate her emotions.

She usually starts with dark colors and then works up to lighter colors in the final layers. She feels this process is symbolic of rising from the darkness of depression and signifies her triumph over it. “As I go through this process with each painting, I am reminded of where I’ve been and how far I’ve come,” says Lori.

She started painting over ten years ago, but her interest in pursuing art as a career was reawakened when she was inspired by artists at Peace Zone, where she served as Executive Director. While working, she painted in her spare time and decided to pursue art full time several years ago.

Lori’s most recent project is creating paintings inspired by music, and she often listens to the music on repeat as she paints. She focuses on how the music makes her feel and communicates that feeling onto the canvas. Sometimes the music matches her mood, while other times the music she chooses is totally opposite of what she is feeling. Ultimately though, she relies on spontaneity and allows each painting to develop organically as each brushstroke guides the next.

Her work has been shown in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Harmony, and Evansville. You can see her work in person at the University of Evansville’s Krannert Gallery April 11th through May 9th. The exhibit, Becoming Centered, overlaps with Mental Health Month, which is during the month of May. The opening reception is April 22nd at 6:30 pm.

The Department of Art at UE offers a wide range of degree programs and areas of specialization in the visual arts. It houses a number of specialized studios for ceramics, drawing, metalwork and jewelry, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, visual communication design, and watercolor. The Krannert and Peterson Galleries are also a vital resource for the students, as well as the Evansville area.

Students can receive BFA, BA & BS degrees in a variety of Art Studies: Studio Art, Art and

Associate Studies, Art Education, Visual Communication Design and Pre-Art Therapy. This exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art with the generous support of the Efroymson Family Fund. The Krannert Gallery is located on the first floor of Krannert Hall of Art & Music.

Please visit the UE website

Or FaceBook Page: University of Evansville Department of Art & Melvin Peterson Gallery

For more information about Lori and her art, visit

These stunning, abstract paintings can be seen in the Krannert Gallery April 11 – May 9

A public Reception for the Artist is April 22, 6:30pm. Masks & Social Distancing will be observed.


Changemaker Corner

* Kudos to Dr. Josenhans and ChangeLab Students Paul Nau and Luke Robertson for the New UE Audio Works!

Kudos to Professor of Music Dr. Thomas Josenhans and his ChangeLab students Paul Nau and Luke Robertson for their creation of the new UE Audio Works! The students worked with Dr. Josenhans to start a consulting program that will help people in need of a wide range of audio services, including high-quality sound recordings, auditions, podcasts, theme song composing and eventually more. They worked with art student Sama Matkari on developing the logo, and helped Dr. Mark Cirino, Professor and Department Chair in English with his Hemingway podcasts. Thanks to this team for showing the power of interdisciplinary and collaborative learning!

* Chicken Sandwich Friday for Teacher Appreciation!

Faculty are welcome to stop by and get a small Chick-fil-A gift card at the Center for Innovation & Change’s new office this Friday, May 7th between 8am-11am. The new office is located on the 2nd floor of Ridgway, in the old student media suite. 

This is a small thank-you for continuing to make an impact in our community this year. Text Erin Lewis at 812-449-1044 if you think you can stop by so we know how many to order.


Info You Should Know

* Submit Your Experiences for Campus COVID-19 Commemoration

Over the past year, members of the University of Evansville community have experienced many types of loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding the value of memorialization and mourning in the grieving and healing process, the students in the Spring 2021 Sociology of Death and Dying class at UE have created a campus commemoration of this difficult but historical moment. There will be a tree planted on the Sesquicentennial Oval of UE to symbolize that we will grow from these experiences, along with the placement of a granite bench to act as a place of reflection.

As a part of this project, we are asking that members of the UE community submit via webform what experiences of loss they have had this pandemic year. Loss can be in many forms, such as: people they know who have died or become ill; family members or themselves who have lost jobs; internships, study abroad experiences, or graduate school plans lost or deferred; lost sense of community and justice; lost feelings of security, safety, or health; or time spent in isolation or away from loved ones. These submissions of loss will be printed on biodegradable paper, shredded, and mixed with the soil as a compost for the memorial tree to help it grow. Confronting challenges together, our UE community will face the future unafraid once again.

Please submit your experience by May 15 at the link below:

No names or loss experiences will be shared, nor will a record of the entries be kept after the shredding takes place. Aggregate information of how many members of the UE community participated will be recorded for historic purposes only (ex: total number of participants, etc.).

* Alumni Office Seeks Summer Student Worker

Job Description: The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is hiring for a summer student worker. During the summer, this position is for 13 hours per week with a maximum of 195 over the summer. Student workers are a part of the Development and Alumni Relations team, freely sharing new ideas, holding themselves accountable for their work, and preparing themselves for a real-world work experience. The department of University Advancement has dedicated itself to aiding the student to reach this goal. Student duties include typing, filing, copying, organizing, preparing mailings, maintaining the alumni database with regards to email addresses, telephone number, and event attendance. Student-workers may be asked to write class notes for the UE Magazine, answer phones, and prepare name tags, labels, table tents, and supplies for events. Student-workers may also attend and work at alumni events.

Skills Needed: Attention to detail, good manners, a good understanding of English, typing, Excel and Word experience, dependability, desire for more than a basic work experience.

Required Major: Any major may apply

Apply by visiting WebAdvisor and downloading the application. Email completed application and availability to

* UE Theatre Salon Series Welcomed Larry Alldredge for a Discussion on His Work as Managing Director of the San Diego Repertory Theatre

LarryThe final installment of the Spring 2021 UET Salon Series was held on Wednesday, April 28, featuring Larry Alldredge.

After serving 13 years serving as the managing director of the San Diego Repertory Theatre, Alldredge has announced plans to retire. After the Rep lost their managing director in 2008, Alldredge, who had been serving as a board member, agreed to volunteer in the position until it was filled—13 years later, he is still in charge and working without a salary. Described as someone who possess “a passion for theatre and a willingness to embrace risk in the name of art,” Alldredge has overseen the Rep through numerous construction projects, artistic changes, and financial growth. Under his supervision, the Rep increased annual revenue by 175% and contributed capital by 115% from 2008 to 2020. The theatre has also created its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan under Larry’s servitude. He and his wife, Dawn, have been a major part of the theatre’s growth and are the largest individual donors in the theatre’s history. Prior to agreeing to serve as the interim managing director, Alldredge served as the Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm, a wireless technology firm, from 1994 to 2007.

This semester, UE Theatre students had the opportunity to experience over 25 workshops and salons with various professionals from the entertainment industry.

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May 2021

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 21) will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds unless a prepaid item. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022(new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.
• Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2021-2022 in Self-Service with a Requisition Date of 6/1/21 or later and a typed Internal Comment of FY 2021-2022 will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2020-2021 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2021.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2021-2022 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted via Self-Service with a Requisition Date of 6/1/21 or later with “Blanket Purchase order for _(specify items or service effective June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021” included in the line item description.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2021 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds.

Voucher for Payment Requests
• All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted on a WebAdvisor voucher to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 21 to be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds. Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2021-22.

* Bookstore Hiring for Summer

Are you looking for a Summer job on campus? Well you're in luck: the bookstore is hiring!

-Greet customers, answer questions, and assist with the purchase of merchandise or services.
-Shelve, arrange, clean, and organize product or space within the store to maintain an appealing sales floor.
-Assist with processing sales transactions involving cash, credit, or financial aid payments.
-Temporary positions require availability to work on a weekly basis with occasional weekends, and flexibility in scheduling for opening, midday, or closing shifts.

Physical Demands:
-Frequent movement within the store to access various departments, areas, and/or products.
-Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods.
-Frequent lifting.
-Occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing ladders.

-Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be considered for employment.
-High-energy, friendly personality, with strong communication skills to interact with a variety of people.
-Outstanding customer service skills to match customers to products that meet their needs.
-Basic math, keyboarding, and data entry skills.
-Flexibility in scheduling is necessary.

We will be open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, with the occasional Saturday.

If you're interested, please follow this link to apply!

* Attention: Parking Lot Closures and Limitations

Attention Parking Lot Closures and Limitations
As preparations and excitement continues in anticipation of a new residence hall, the Morton/Brentano Furniture Removal/Relocation Project will begin on Thursday, May 6, which requires parking lot closures and limitations. These parking closures and limitations are necessary for the safe removal of equipment, removal and relocation of furniture, traffic flow of multiple vendor trucks, trailers, and flat beds and placement of dumpsters, and large enclosed storage containers.  Please note the following:

Please use the following information in AceNotes.  Public Safety asked that the info in purple be added!!  Thanks - Kim

Parking Lot Closures and Limitations:

On Wednesday, May 5, at 5:00 p.m. the Office of Public Safety will:

  • Limit parking in Lot J (FIJI/Phi Tau/Sig Ep)
  • Close the Parking Lot F (Lagoon)
  • Students are encouraged to use Lot N, or Lot O.  Also, the “right” hand side of Ridgway Drive only (This is the side of the drive closest to Morton/Brentano.) may be used for loading vehicles for move out.

On Sunday, May 9, at 3 p.m. the Office of Public Safety will:

  • Close/limit parking in Lot G around the perimeter of Schroeder Hall
  • Athletic event fan parking will be accessible in the Armory Lot and team buses in Lot H.
  • Close the parking area North of Powell Hall
  • Re-open the lots on Monday, May 17.

If you have a vehicle parked in any of the above lots, please remove them accordingly.  Vehicle use of sidewalks, Walnut St, the identified parking lot closures/limitations above including the “left” hand side of Ridgway Drive (the side closest to the Ridgway building) for loading or parking is prohibited and subject to being towed.

Your cooperation and patience is appreciated!

* Student Health Center Summer Semester Hours Start Monday, May 10

The Student Health Center will operate on reduced summer semester hours beginning Monday, May 10th.
Hours will be Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., nurse-only visits by calling 812-488-2033.

The Employee Medical Clinic hours of operation are unchanged during the summer semester. Please schedule by calling 888-492-8722 or by visiting your patient portal.

Hours for Employee Medical Clinic:
Monday: 8-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7-11 a.m.
Wednesday: 2-6 p.m.
Thursday: 7-11 a.m.
Friday: closed

* Summer Work Study Available

Several Departments seeking students to fill available work-study jobs for the summer. Students are not required to be enrolled in summer classes to participate. Positions are available to all continuing undergraduate students returning for the Fall Semester. View and apply for open positions on WebAdvisor under Student Employment.

* Students: Share your thoughts on the Spring 2021 semester!

With the spring semester ending soon, the Coronavirus Task Force wants to know how the campus supported you during this time – and how we can improve. We’d like to know about:

  • Your overall educational experience while taking in-person or online classes
  • Your emotional health and wellness
  • Your attitudes and actions toward the COVID-19 vaccine

Share your thoughts in this survey:

The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain anonymous unless you provide an email for follow-up.  Please complete the survey by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7.

With your feedback, the University of Evansville can better focus necessary efforts and resources to ensure a safe and successful Fall 2021 semester.

Thank you for your help!

* Summer Work Study Position Available in Student Financial Services

Looking for extra summer income? Student Financial Services is looking for a summer student worker. Clerical assistant position available for an undergraduate student enrolled full time for the fall 2021 semester. Position is 28 hours per week and entails general office tasks, no experience needed. See job posting on Webadvisor to apply.

* 2021-22 Kahn Scholarship Application Available

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2021-22 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to four faculty recommendation letters.

Application is available here:

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Student Financial Services by MAY 10th.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services via email or by phone at (812) 488-2364

* Financial Aid for Summer Courses

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student seeking financial aid or intending to use loan funds for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and return to the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted 105) however is most convenient. The application will allow our office to assess your aid and loan eligibility. 

On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.



* Congratulations to Accounting Data Analytics Certificate and Badge Recipients

CertificateRania Mousa, Mead Johnson Nutrition Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Accounting, would like to congratulate her accounting students for successfully completing the requirements for the Data Analytics Core Concepts Certificate, offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The certificate offers an opportunity to understand the language of data analytics and develop data-driven mindset by using three real-world business scenarios covering revenue analysis, financial planning and analysis, and business performance. Students have also earned digital badges which are shared on professional networks.

The following students have completed their certification and earned their digital badges while enrolled in Professor Mousa’s Accounting Information Systems course in Spring 2021:

• Karyn Banks
• Alex Bauer
• Hank Bergmann
• Luc Farrow
• Emily Flener
• Emilie Hill
• Nicholas Huber
• Grant Oxford
• Alisha Rhea
• Bethany Scales
• Megan Vandevender
• Jordan Wible 

* Congratulations to Heidi Strobel and Paul Bone

Heidi Strobel, Professor of Art History, Curator of the Peters-Margedant House, and Associate Dean of the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences, will be joining the art history faculty of the University of North Texas (Denton) as their inaugural department chair in the fall of 2021. Heidi and her husband, Paul Bone, Professor of Creative Writing, are sad to be leaving their UE friends, but are excited for this opportunity. They are grateful for the collegiality and love that they have enjoyed here. 

* Public Health Students Win Award for Best Student Paper

Congratulations to Public Health students, Lexi Sollman and Hannah Patterson along with Dr. Payal Patel-Dovalatabadi on their achievement of Best Student Paper Co-Award for their presentation of College Students Perceptions of Vaccines in 2020. Their paper was presented at the Business and Health Administration Association International conference in March. Congrats again on this award; we are proud of you!! 

* IACTE Recognizes Outstanding Future Educators at UE

Photo collage

Each year the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) recognizes outstanding future educators from universities across the state. This year, recipients from the University of Evansville are Isaac Sellers, Special Education major from Ft. Branch, IN, Kenlea Meeker, History Education major from Lebanon, IL, Alexa Butler, Math Education Major from Evansville, IN, and Alexanderia Bethe, Elementary Ed major from Evansville, IN. These individuals were selected by the School of Education faculty for their accomplishments throughout their education programs and for their exceptional promise as future classroom teachers.



* Weekend baseball schedule shuffled due to weather

Due to expected inclement weather, this weekend's baseball schedule for Evansville's non-conference series with Southern Illinois has undergone alterations.

The two sides will now play a doubleheader on Friday beginning with a nine-inning contest at 2 PM, followed by the seven-inning-game at 6 PM. On Saturday, the Aces and Salukis will meet for a single game at 1 PM, while Sunday's single game at 1 PM remains unchanged.

All games will still be streamed on The Valley on ESPN.


In The News

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Poems

Creative Writing Grad Jenna Sumpter published poems in The Augment Review and Clandestine Lit. They can be read online by visiting the links.

* Check out the April 2021 Issue of Crescent Magazine

Check out the April 2021 issue of the Crescent Magazine featuring articles about UE Sports, The Fallen Linden, International Students, and The UE Theater.

Be sure to check out the Crescent’s brand-new website for monthly issues created by student reporters, designers, and photographers! The Crescent is now accepting content submissions and hiring for all positions. See website for more details.

Crescent Magazine is a monthly student magazine published six times during the academic year by and for the students of the University of Evansville. The magazine serves as an open forum for University of Evansville students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni through its editorials, columns and letters to the editor. With a focus on student life, the magazine provides coverage of campus news, features and sports, and select local and general-interest items of interest to the audience. The Crescent’s aim is to present relevant content in a fair, accurate and unbiased manner, to keep news items free of editorial comment, and to use editorial comment as a tool for informing and persuading through the use of factual information and opinion.

Crescent Magazine welcomes letters from UE students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni, but material the CMEB regards as libelous, malicious and/or obscene will not be published. Letters should not exceed 250 words. For verification, letters must include the author’s name, class standing or title and email address. Crescent Magazine does not print anonymous letters or those that cannot be verified. Letters will be edited as needed.

Crescent Magazine is committed to helping you bring your products and services to University of Evansville students and the UE campus community. To advertise in the Crescent Magazine or on the website email


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