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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

* Fall Conference and Concurrent Sessions 2021

The opening session of the University of Evansville Fall Conference is Tuesday, August 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome and invited to attend. Current UE Covid guidelines will be observed with masks required and 3 feet social distancing for all events.

Fall Conference will continue Wednesday, August 18, with Concurrent Sessions in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The campus community is encouraged to attend the informational sessions.

View the Fall Conference Schedule for a complete list of events and Concurrent Sessions.

Please address questions to Tracey Folden at ext. 2509 or or Paula Heldt at ext. 2479 or


Info You Should Know

* President's Club Parking Decal Delivery This Week

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President's Club parking decals for 2021-2022 will be delivered to the offices of all on-campus members during the week of August 9. If you have questions or would like your decals (and some fun other goodies!) mailed, please contact Molli Duckworth at



* Dr Joyce Stamm Appointed Faculty Director of Sponsored Research and Special Projects

Dr. Joyce Stamm, Professor of Biology, has been appointed the first-ever Director of Sponsored Research and Special Projects. In this capacity, she will support faculty research and scholarship by advising and assisting with all aspects of grant seeking: identifying funding opportunities; developing and refining pre-proposals, letters of inquiry, and final proposals; and navigating the logistics and mechanics of grant submissions.

Dr. Stamm will also collaborate with other thought leaders to envision and develop special projects with strong potential to build on existing institutional strengths, attract extramural funding, and enhance enrollment. She will coordinate with relevant offices across campus, leveraging assets and expertise to improve the chances for success without duplicating efforts.

Dr. Stamm led the design, development, and writing of the two largest faculty-led grants in UE’s history. The NSF funded these grants in 2012 and 2019 for $610,600 and $1,074,838, respectively. The grants were a collaborative effort involving senior administrators in multiple campus offices and faculty from all four mathematics and natural science departments to support student success with scholarships and new curricular or co-curricular programs. Joyce is also the co-principal investigator on a $299,983 NSF-funded multi-institution genetics education research project and participated on the writing committees for two additional multi-institution education research proposals funded by the NSF and NIH for more than $4 million in 2019. In addition, over the past ten years, Joyce has served on numerous review panels for multiple programs at the NSF.

* Retirement Reception for Carleen Barnes

Please make plans to join us for an open house reception to celebrate the retirement of Carleen Barnes, Executive Administrative Assistant in the Dean of Students office.   Come and share good wishes and thank her for her 15 years of dedication and service to the University.  The reception will be held on August 12, 2021, from 3:00-4:00 PM in the Student Life area of Ridgway University Center.

* Professor Byrne Presents on National AAUP Panel

Dr Dan Byrne, Professor of History, was a speaker on a national Zoom panel titled “Empowering Community Coalitions: Building Solidarity Work among Community, Faculty and Student Allies” as part of the AAUP’s Summer Institute.


Sympathy to...

* In Remembrance of Dr. Ronald Adamson

The University of Evansville is saddened to learn about the passing of one of our own. Dr. Ronald E. Adamson of London, New Hampshire, passed away on July 4, 2021. Dr. Adamson was a respected faculty member of the Political Science department at UE from 1971 to 2001. At UE, he taught Political Science and Non-Western Studies. He also taught at the Harlaxton campus in Grantham, UK, and Tokoha University in Shizouka, Japan. His academic and personal interests led him to travel extensively, including visiting all fifty states, Africa, the Middle East, and multiple excursions to Europe and Asia.

Dr. Adamson was a scoutmaster at Methodist Temple as well as an avid gardener. He was obsessed with orchids in particular and brought them regularly to several of our public offices at UE for others to enjoy.

Dr. Robert Dion, Associate Professor of Political Science, commented that Dr. Adamson was a valued colleague, and the Political Science program was very sorry to hear the news of his passing. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife of fifty-nine years, Roberta, as well as his children and grandchildren. To read the obituary for Dr. Ronald Adamson, please go to



* Preseason Begins for Aces on Tuesday Evening

Just one week into training, the University of Evansville women's soccer team will test their early efforts when Murray State comes to town on Tuesday at 5 PM at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Evansville vs. Murray State (Exh.) | 5 p.m.
Date | Time Tues., Aug. 10, 5 p.m.
Location Evansville, Ind.
Site Arad McCutchan Stadium

Previewing the Racers

• Murray State is coming off a spring campaign in which the Racers amassed a 9-2 overall record and a 9-1 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play.
• Before falling in its first contest in the OVC Tournament, Murray State held a four-game winning streak.
• The Racers return all eight of their goal-scorers from a season ago, who tallied 23 goals.

Defensive Success

• Evansville heads into the fall campaign after a dominant defensive effort in the spring.
• The Aces finished the spring third in the nation in goals-against average, allowing just .342 goals per game and allowing only three goals all season.
• Three Evansville keepers saw time on the pitch with Michaela Till, Georgia Katsonouri, and Lauren Fischer each sharing time between the posts.

Digital Ticketing

• Fans are welcomed to Tuesday evening's exhibition and will be introduced to the Aces new ticketing system.
• Evansville now offers digital, mobile ticketing that allows fans to buy tickets ahead of time.
• Single game tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors and can be purchased here.
• Fans can also purchase season passes for women's soccer for $40, available here.


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