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Friday, May 7, 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.

* Summer Hours

For the past few years, UE created a modified summer schedule by reducing business hours. We will again operate a modified summer schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday, May 10 through ending summer hours on Friday, August 6 and returning to regular hours on Monday, August 9. We will reduce hours even further on Fridays in the summer as just a little way to say thank you to our employees -- summer Friday hours will be from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to help you enjoy the weekend a little earlier.


Upcoming Events

* 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

* 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.



* 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. 

* IACTE Recognizes Outstanding Future Educators at UE

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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.



* Softball to complete regular season at Missouri State

Conference championship seeding is on the line this weekend when the University of Evansville softball team wraps up the regular season with a 3-game series at Missouri State.  The weekend begins on Friday with a 12 p.m. doubleheader before a single game on Saturday at 11 a.m. - ESPN3 will have the broadcast for all three games.

Last Time Out
- The Purple Aces put together one of their best weekends of the season, earning a 3-game sweep in the final regular season home series against Bradley
- After opening with a 6-4 win, UE finished the doubleheader with a 10-4 triumph; Sunday’s finale saw the Aces complete the sweep with an impressive 11-1 victory
- In Saturday’s DH, Haley Woolf belted three home runs and accumulated a total of nine RBI; she opened the series with a grand slam in the first inning on her way to being named the MVC Player of the Week
- Izzy Vetter tossed the first no-hitter of her UE career on Sunday to lead the Aces to the 3-game sweep

Player of the Week
- An unbelievable day saw Haley Woolf hit three home runs in the doubleheader on Saturday on her way to the first MVC Player of the Week honor of her career
- Entering the weekend, Woolf’s season numbers stood at two home runs, 11 RBI and nine runs scored but in the three games versus the Braves, Woolf hit three homers while accumulating nine RBI and six runs
- Woolf has started to come alive offensively, picking up a hit in each of the last five games and seven out of eight contests since April 18
- Since that time, she has seen her average rise from .253 to .288

Approaching a Record
- Entering the final weekend of the regular season, Eryn Gould is just two walks away from tying the program mark of 97
- Over the last four games, Gould has walked seven times while seeing her on-base mark rise to .582 - 11th in the nation
- Not far off of that is her batting average of .438, which ranks 28th in the country and is on pace to shatter UE’s all-time program mark
- Upon recording her 100th at-bat, she became eligible for UE’s single season marks...her current batting average of .438 is on pace to break the program mark that Staci Hatz set in 1998 when she batted .408...Hatz was the only player in program history to finish a season batting over .400...Gould also has an on-base percentage of .582, which is also on pace for the program mark...Brittany Herald currently holds the UE record of .511, which she accomplished in 2007
- Her average is currently tied for the 8th-best in Missouri Valley Conference history

- Izzy Vetter threw the first no-hitter of her collegiate career on Sunday against Bradley...just a day earlier, she showed signs of what may be coming as she sat the first 11 Braves batters down in order in the opener
- Sunday’s effort saw her keep the Braves hitters off balance over the course of five was Evansville’s first no-hitter since February 16, 2019 when Emily Lockhart accomplished the feat against Southern in the finale of the Roul’s Deli MVC-SWAC Challenge
- With three wins in UE’s last four games, Vetter owns 13 wins on the season, the most for an Evansville player since Morgan Florey won 14 games in 2017
- With a total of 176 strikeouts, Vetter ranks 21st in the nation while her 8.7 strikeouts per seven innings is 48th

* Aces welcome SIU for non-conference series

Closing an eight-game home stand, the University of Evansville meets with Southern Illinois for the second time this season, this time in non-conference play, for a four-game series at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.
Evansville vs. SIU | May 7, 8, & 9
Fri., May 7 | 2 & 6 PM
Sat., May 8| 1 PM
Sun. May 9 | 1 PM
Location Evansville, Ind.
Site German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium
May 7, 8, & 9 Evansville vs. SIU
Follow Along Live Stats | ESPN3 (Game One) | ESPN3 (Game Two) | ESPN3 (Game Three) | ESPN3 (Game Four) | Listen (Game One, Two, and Three)

Previewing the Matchup: SIU
• The Aces and Salukis are meeting for the second series of the season this weekend, this one of the non-conference variety.
• SIU owns a 112-65 advantage all-time, including winning the two sides previous series earlier this season, 3-1.
• The Aces are looking to earn their first series win over the Salukis since the 2015 season when Evansville took two-of-thre games from SIU on May 1-3 at Charles H. Braun Stadium.
• The Salukis enter on a hot streak again, winning five-straight and coming off a four-game series sweep of Missouri State last weekend. Prior to the sweep of Missouri State, SIU had won just two of its last eight contests.
• Evansville has battled through a difficult portion of its MVC slate and has kept alive a spot in the Conference's top five. The Aces are currently 6-13 in league play with SIU currently sitting in the coveted fifth spot at 10-10.

Challenging the Best
• Last weekend, the Aces pushed league-leading Dallas Baptist to the brink in three of the four games in the series, grabbing a win in Saturday's first game.
• On Friday night, Evansville took a 1-0 lead before dropping the game 2-1 after giving-up a pair of runs in the eighth.
• On Saturday, the Aces trailed 6-3 in game two before getting a two-run homer from Mark Shallenberger to close within one run, but could not get any closer.

Owning the Field
• Evansville has excelled at taking care of the ball on the defensive end this season.
• The Aces hold a .976 fielding percentage, the 33rd-best percentage in the nation and second in The Valley behind Indiana State.

Troy Nears Record Book
• Playing in his fifth season in white and purple, redshirt senior Troy Beilsmith has amassed gaudy numbers for his career.
• The right fielder sits within striking distance of a pair of career top 10s, currently having 144 runs scored in his career, 15 off of tying Bobby Hodges for ninth all-time.
• Beilsmith also sits close to entering the top 10 in doubles, recording 43 in his career so far, nine off tying Rob Maurer for 10th all-time in program history.
• Beilsmith has already set the career record at Evansville with 65 hit-by-pitch in his career, tying himself for second all-time in MVC history.


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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