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Upcoming Events

* Biggest Loser Team Challenge- June 1st- July 30th

GAIN HRA credits and LOSE extra WEIGHT! For this years Summer Healthy Behavior Challenge, the university will hold a Biggest Loser Challenge for Employees and Spouses! Challenge will run June 1st- July 31st. Participants will weigh in weekly at the employee health clinic. A $5.00 buy-in will be required for participation. 100% of the buy-in will go back to challenge winners! All weight loss is calculated by percent weight loss.
Please click the link below to sign up!

https://forms.gle/Mw9Jhso1yghcmn1PA

Info You Should Know

* Extra Black Toner Replacement Cartridge Available

The Res. Life department has an Office Depot black toner cartridge # 0D64A (item # 229987) that is used in a HP desktop printer available to any department on campus. Please contact Jane at ext. 2371 if you would like this cartridge.

* 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.
 

Congratulations

* Clark Kimberling writes about Myrtle Hart

Clark Kimberling, UE professor of mathematics, has an invited article about Myrtle Hart in the current issue of the American Harp Journal. Entitled "Myrtle Hart (Louise Kavanaugh), Harpist: A Documentary History", the article opens with a picture of Myrtle at her harp, as it first appeared in an 1895 Chicago newspaper. Eighteen years earlier, Myrtle had been born in Evansville to Henry and Sarah Hart, at a time when Henry was known as Evansville's "king of music".

About 1878, the Harts moved to Indianapolis. There Henry's reputation spread, and in 1901, he was profiled as a "social necessity" who had played for five Indiana governors and for visits of U. S. Presidents Hayes, Cleveland, and Harrison. Henry was greatly admired by Col. Eli Lilly, who made it possible for Henry to purchase a magnificent harp for Myrtle.

Myrtle became known as "the greatest Afro-American harpist in the world". Kimberling's article traces her professional and personal life, including her change of name and passing for white, as well as the associated personal and professional challenges. His research, begun years ago, led to writing the Wikipedia article on Henry Hart: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hart_(musician). The Wikipedia article concludes with links to UE-based pdfs on Myrtle and her sister, Hazel Hart Hendricks, for whom an Indianapolis public school was named. Tombstones for Henry, Sarah, and Hazel are located a little more than one mile from the UE campus, and Myrtle is memorialized in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts: https://mountauburn.org/aaht-hart/.

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Fiction and Poetry

Recent Creative Writing grad Jenna Sumpter publishes a short story and three poems in Heart of Flesh and one short story and two poems in Paracosm. They can be read online:

Athletics

* Battling Back, Evansville Falls in Wild MVC Championship Opener

Battling back time and time again, the University of Evansville baseball team came up just short in its MVC Championship opener in a 10-9 loss in 12 innings to Illinois State on Tuesday evening at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

"It was just a heartbreaking loss. Our seniors left it all out on the field," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "The efforts we got from Troy Beilsmith, with some unbelievable at-bats, Ben Komonosky, caught just such a great game, Craig Shepherd, who's fought through injury over the past month and he couldn't get in there tonight, and then for Nathan Croner to go out there and make some competitive pitches deep, deep into that game. Our seniors really left it out on the field and our program is better today than when these seniors came in years ago. I couldn't be more proud of them and just proud of our team and the effort we gave in a hard-fought extra-inning battle. No team wanted to lose that game and here we are in the middle of a competitive Missouri Valley Conference game where are backs are against the wall, we just put up such great effort and had multiple chances to close the door and couldn't find a way to get the final two outs with the lead. This team is special to me. All year they've battled back and never gave up and it was a good step in the right direction for our program and I'm really proud of each and every one of them."

A game that was closely contested from the first pitch, opened up with explosive offensive efforts from both sides. The Aces got rolling in the top of the first as sophomore Eric Roberts blasted a three-run home run to give Evansville the lead.

A back-and-forth contest saw the pendulum of momentum sway to Illinois State as the Redbirds tallied three runs in both the bottom of the first and second innings, taking over a 6-3 advantage.

As has been true all season, Evansville was resilient. The Aces pulled a run back in the third as Kenton Crews capitalized on an earlier Redbird error, driving-in Beilsmith with a double down the left field line.

Beilsmith scored another run in the fifth as Tanner Craig drove a single up the middle to cut Evansville's deficit to just one. Later in the fifth, the Aces tied the game with an RBI single from Danny Borgstrom that rewarded Craig for his earlier RBI.

For the second time of the day and the first since the top of the first, Evansville took the lead as it was Borgstrom again who drove home a run with another RBI single, this one down the left field line as Roberts crossed home to put the Aces in front, 7-6.

Despite giving-up six runs early, Evansville starter Shane Gray settled in and recorded four-straight clean frames to keep the Aces in the game.

As was true all day, each Evansville run was answered by the Redbirds as Illinois State scored off an RBI single up the middle to tie the game at seven.

Evansville turned to reliever Jakob Meyer in the eighth with two outs and Meyer helped the Aces get out of a bit of a jam, inducing a groundout to end the threat.

As the game entered extra innings, the Aces took a lead following a marathon at-bat. Brent Widder worked a 13-pitch at-bat that would result in a base-hit. Widder took the 13th pitch and chopped it high into the air. As the ball floated in the air, Widder sprinted towards first as Malley headed home. The ball stayed in the air long enough to allow Widder to reach safely and Malley to score, giving UE an 8-7 lead.

With one out, Illinois State answered in the bottom of the 10th, scoring with a long drive to center that fell in.

Evansville nearly replicated the 10th inning in the 12th as Widder again came to the plate with Malley at third. Working much earlier in this at-bat, Widder bounced a ball to short that forced a difficult throw from the Redbird shortstop reaching safely and advancing to second as the throw went wide, again scoring Malley to take a 9-8 lead.

Meyer's day came to an end prior to the bottom of the 12th after the closer dodged jam after jam, going a season-high 3.1 innings, allowing one run and recording four important strikeouts.

In the bottom of the 12th, the Aces brought veteran Nathan Croner to the mound. Croner quickly worked a leadoff strikeout to hand Illinois State an out to open the inning. The next batter, Ryan Cermak, tied the game with one swing, lifting a solo homer to left center to lock the game at nine again. After a pair of walks and a hit by pitch, Croner found himself in a difficult spot, working a 3-2 count to Jeremy Gaines. Croner's pitch was connected with by Gaines, who sent it over the mound and up the middle, scoring Joe Butler and giving the Redbirds a walk-off win.

Evansville's season concludes with a 28-27 record as the Aces earn their first winning season since 2016.

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