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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

* New Stationery Ordering Process

Marketing and Communications is launching a new stationery ordering system called Marcom on March 5 for placing orders for business cards, letterhead, envelopes, and more. The system will link from the same marketing request form or you can access the Marcom website directly. Once you land on the page, click on “Register New User” and create a username and password.

Once you are granted access, you will then login and create a profile for ordering.

The system is much like any online ordering system, but the new site will allow you to see a proof real-time and immediately approve the design and information. We are hopeful this new system will be a seamless transition and allow for expediting of orders.

If you have questions regarding or would like additional training, please contact Holly Smith at hh98@evansville.edu.

 

 
* Supplemental Pay Request Forms Changing to Electronic Version

Supplemental Pay Request Forms for Payroll will now be accepted electronically. The link to the new electronic form and instructions can be found on the Accounting and Audit page on the UE portal.

The Supplemental Pay Request Form requires the same information that you are accustomed to but will submit your requests and automatically flow to the next person for approvals. Please note the requirements for approvals indicated on the form and attach any supporting documents. Approvals can be made through Microsoft Teams or an automated email by clicking “Approved” and then “Submit”. The link to managing approvals in Microsoft Teams can also be found on the Accounting and Audit page on the UE portal.

Deadlines: Approved Supplemental Pay Request Forms must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday of a non-pay week to be included in the next payroll processing. Incomplete forms or incorrect information will delay processing.

Emailed PDFs and Paper Forms will not be accepted after March 12, 2022.

 

COVID-19 Corner

* Changes to Commencement Guidelines

Because the mask mandate will be lifted on campus beginning March 21, masks will no longer be required for Commencement. Those who still prefer to wear a mask during the ceremony are welcome to do so. Additionally, there will be no distance requirements for graduate seating.

Graduates were first told that each person would receive 10 tickets to share with friends and family. Because of the COVID-19 guideline updates, tickets will no longer be required, and there will be unlimited seating for guests.

Please visit Commencement Central for full details of that weekend, including Baccalaureate, parking, the live stream, and more. The new guidelines are aligned with the current COVID-19 data. Should the pandemic change directions between now and May 7, restrictions may be reinstated.

As a reminder, graduates must order their cap and gown for in-store pickup by Sunday, March 20. Please place orders here. After this date, the bookstore will only have a select number of packages available for in-store purchase. Announcements must also be ordered by April 5. 

 

Upcoming Events

* Reunion Weekend Coming Soon

 
* UE T-Shirt Exchange

Friday, March 18th from 11 am-2 pm at Ridgway
Need more UE apparel in your closet? Bring a t-shirt from another college to the Collegiate Alumni Board table and swap it for a UE t-shirt! All collected shirts will be donated.

 
* Sign up for UE GIVES BACK

Sign-up to help serve the community on March 19, 2022 from 8am-12pm! Pick one of a few women-based community organizations to help out our community and celebrate Women's History Month! Use the following link to sign up and choose your organization: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a45acaf2aaafc1-uegives1 Participants with photographic evidence of their participation will receive a free t-shirt!

 
* Registration Week 2022

Registration Week is right around the corner! Are you ready?

Registration begins March 28th. Make sure to meet with your advisor to have your classes approved before registration. If you have questions about registration, email academicservices@evansville.edu or come visit us in Olmstead Hall, Rm 116.

 
* Krannert Gallery Exhibit

The Department of Art invites you to the Krannert Gallery for the exhibit It Started with a Moose: Watercolors by Diane Ubelhor-Wunderlich. The artist exhibition will be open February 20 - March 27, 2022.

 
* SafeZone Training- Employee Session

Join the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Safe Zone Training on March 9th beginning at 12pm! Safe Zone Training is a training that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to ensure their 'zone' is a safe place for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Your 'zone' is anything from your classroom and your office to any space you are in!

Join us in ensuring every zone is a Safe Zone!

 

Changemaker Corner

* Calling All Changemakers! 1st Annual Adaptive Watersports Row a Thon on April 23 Challenge by the CIC

The UE Center for Innovation and Change is challenging ALL Student and Faculty organizations to a row off! This row off benefits local para-athletes by participating in the 1st Annual Adaptive Watersports Row a Thon on April 23, in person at the Evansville, IN downtown YMCA or remotely. You may participate as an individual, or as team of 4. Sign up through the link on their webpage, evansvilleadaptivewatersports.org

Evansville Adaptive Watersports was the 2019 UE Community Changemaker Challenge $10,000 recipient.
Their goal is to create a place where all individuals can participate in non-motorized watersports. This program is open to EVERYONE. They intentionally reach out to people across a range of disabilities, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, walks of life, and professions. They believe EVERYONE can make a difference. Empathy, teamwork and distributed leadership are encouraged. The result is the creation of a space where EVERYONE is a Changemaker.

 

Info You Should Know

* Now Hiring

Embrace Marketing and Communications is looking to hire new friendly faces to join our team. As part of the Center for Innovation and Change, Embrace allows students to get real world experience, internship credit, class credit, and compensation! Resume and cover letter can be sent to embracemarcomm@gmail.com. Please email Es206@evansville.edu if you have questions

 
* Off-campus login to library resources being updated

During spring break, the library will update and modernize the login process for off-campus access to library resources. Currently, a user’s last name and a barcode number (added to the campus ID at the Information Desk) are used to provide access. This system will be modernized to use the same login as WebMail and the MyUE Campus Portal. This will make online access more convenient for all library users and will eliminate the need to barcode campus IDs to enable off-campus access.

For on-campus access to database resources, nothing will change. (Our “campus” consists of the main campus, Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, and the Harlaxton campus, all of which are currently provided access using campus network IP ranges that the library provides to database vendors.

Beginning next week (at the latest March 11), when off-campus users select a database on the

Databases by Name page (https://www.evansville.edu/libraries/databasesByName.cfm)

Or Databases by Subject page (https://www.evansville.edu/libraries/databasesBySubject.cfm)

they will be prompted to login using the new method.

Reminder: only current students, faculty, and staff may access the library’s licensed resources from off-campus and remote locations due to contractual “Terms of Use.”

The library wishes to express its thanks to OTS staff who assisted with the project by creating a process which will allow this enhanced form of access to function--Bob Szurgot, Robert Birkle, and Josh Norrick.

If you have questions or need help as the transition progresses, please email library@evansville.edu.

 
* Scheduled Website Maintenance on March 9

There will be a scheduled maintenance on the UE website (evansville.edu) on March 9. The marketing team will manage this so there is minimal downtime, but there may be intermittent times the website is not available to campus and/or the general public. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Web Team at web@evansville.edu.

 
* MSC: McGary Middle School Art Showcase

The Center for Innovation & Change and the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion are proud to host a McGary Middle School Art Showcase sponsored by Young & Established! The students at the McGary Middle School worked hard to create art for Black History Month and we are bringing them right here to our campus!

You can find their art showcased in the Multicultural Student Commons (2nd Floor of Ridgway University Center) starting on March 1st and running throughout the rest of the month! Head over to Ridgway and come see what these amazing students have put together!
 

 
* Eykamp Prize: Call for Nominations

The Eykamp Prize was established by Richard and Rita Eykamp in 2015 to honor Faculty Achievement at the University of Evansville. Recipients of the prize will receive a one-time award of $10,000 in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the University of Evansville as University Citizens. Examples of such contributions include deep and successful involvement in recruiting students; expanding the number, scope, and competitiveness of grant funding for their department; bringing positive public awareness to the University through scholarship, knowledge, and understanding of their discipline.

Nominations for the Eykamp Prize may come from any member of the University of Evansville Community. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the University of Evansville who have not received the award in the previous five years. Nominations can be submitted in writing or via e-mail to Michael Austin, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, at ma352@evansville.edu by March 11, 2022. Nominations should include the name of the faculty member and a brief statement of the reasons that he or she is being nominated.

Recipients of the Eykamp Prize will be selected by an Award Committee, appointed by the EVPAA/Provost that includes members of the faculty, staff, administrators, and a member of the Board of Trustees. Awards will be announced and presented at the May Commencement Ceremony.

Recipients in the previous five years: 2017 – Dr. Lora Becker; 2018 – Dr. David Dwyer; 2019 – Dr. Kristy Miller; 2020 – Dr. Jerrilee LaMar; 2021 – Dr. Joyce Stamm

 

Athletics

* Women's Basketball trio hauls in postseason MVC awards

In recognition of their regular season efforts, three members of the University of Evansville women's basketball team were honored with postseason awards from the Missouri Valley Conference, it was announced in a release from the conference office on Wednesday morning.

For the first time since 2016-17, the Aces had a player selected to the MVC First Team as junior Abby Feit captured top honors. Joining Feit with all-conference recognition was junior Je'Naiya Davis, who was named honorable mention all-conference. Davis earned another honor, along with fellow backcourt mate Myia Clark, as both were named to the MVC all-newcomer team.

"I'm very proud of Abby, Je'Naiya, and Myia and the seasons they had. They have been instrumental in the growth of our program and it is wonderful that they have earned these honors," said Aces head women's basketball coach Robyn Scherr-Wells. "I'm grateful that the growth of our program has been recognized as these three wouldn't be in this position if it weren't for the competitive play of our entire team."

Recognized in The Valley's postseason awards in all three of her collegiate seasons, Feit put on another impressive show in the 2021-22 campaign. Feit finished the regular season averaging 14.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest, both top five in the MVC in their respective categories. The Normal, Ill. native led the Aces in minutes, field goal percentage, three-pointers made, rebounds, and blocks. The first-team honor adds to an already full trophy cabinet for the junior, who was named league freshman of the year in 2020 and received honorable mention all-conference recognition a season ago.

Entering the fold for her first season in white and purple, Davis made her mark early often for the Aces. Davis concluded the regular season as Evansville's leading scorer, averaging 15.3 points per game, good enough to place her in fourth in the MVC. Davis has scored in double-figures 19 times this season, including five performances of 20-or-more points. Early this season against Purdue Fort Wayne, Davis poured-in 35 points, the most ever scored by an Ace in regulation.

Joining Davis on the all-newcomer team, senior Myia Clark made an immediate impact for the Aces. Clark joined Davis and Feit in averaging double figures on the season, placing all three inside the top 12 in The Valley in scoring. A member of Evansville's high-scoring trio, Clark had three games of 20+ points on the season. The Schaumburg, Ill. native also recorded the second-most rebounds on the team, averaging 4.6 per game.

Evansville opens the postseason on Thursday afternoon in Hoops in the Heartland as the No. 9 seed, taking on eighth-seeded Indiana State at 4 PM inside the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill.

 
* Aces wrap up first of two tournaments in Florida

It was a solid performance across the board for the University of Evansville golf teams as they completed the Benbow Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club. 

UE’s men came home in third place in the final standings while the women came home 12th in their tournament.

Mallory Russell and Caitlin O’Donnell recorded the top finish for the ladies, tying for 42nd in the individual standings.  Russell led the Purple Aces following the opening day of play before shooting an 83 in the final 18 to post a 162.  O’Donnell registered an 80 in round two and matched Russell’s team-low for the event.

Tuesday’s low round for the women came from Allison Enchelmayer, who carded a 79.  Combined with Monday’s 84, Enchelmayer finished with a 163 and tied for 26th.  Alyssa McMinn finished the tournament with a 173 while Carly Frazier was one behind with a 174.  Magdalena Borisova scored 169 as an individual. 

Butler took top honors in both the team and individual championships.  The Bulldogs dropped their score by 13 strokes between rounds to finish with a 609.  Following a 311 on Monday, the Bulldogs scored a 298 on Tuesday.  With a 609, they defeated IUPUI by just one shot.  Ally Ross of BU was the medalist.  Identical rounds of 70 gave her a 140, which finished six ahead of the competition.  Evansville’s final tally of 660 was good for 12th.

On the men’s side, Evansville was led by Caleb Wassmer and Carson Parker.  The duo tied for second place with 2-round totals of 144.  Wassmer paced the team with rounds of 73 and 71 on his way to the second-place tie.  Parker was one of four UE individuals and had a team-low 70 (1-under-par) in the final 18.  Combined with his opening round of 74, Parker tied Wassmer’s low score for the tournament.

Taking second on the Aces squad and tying for 10th in the final standings was Nicholas Gushrowski.  He dropped his score by four strokes, improving from a 76 to a 1-over 72 on Tuesday to finish with a 148.  Dallas Koth carded rounds of 78 and 77 to tie for 21st with a 155 while Isaac Rohleder was two behind him with a 157.  Rohleder opened play with an 84 before making the largest jump for Evansville, shooting a 73 in the final 18.  Michael Ikejiani also saw an improvement, going from an 86 to an 80 to tie for the 35th position.

Parker led UE’s four individuals with his second-place tie.  Henry Kiel tied for 17th with a 151.  His rounds finished at 74 and 77.  Masatoyo Kato tied for 24th (157) while Eli Rohleder came home in a tie for 31st following a final total of 161.

Purdue Fort Wayne swept the team and individual championships.  With a 575, the Mastodons defeated Butler by 16 strokes.  Evansville came in third place with a 604.  Kasey Lilly of PFW was medalist with a 140.  Following an opening-round score of 72, he carded the low round of the event on Tuesday, coming in three under with a 68.

Both teams are set to take part in the Sacred Heart Spring Break Invitational, which will take place on Friday and Saturday in Daytona Beach.  The men will be playing on the LPGA International – Hill Course while the women will hold their event at LPGA International – Jones Course.

 
* Vetter picks up third Pitcher of the Week award

For the second week in a row and third time this season, University of Evansville pitcher Izzy Vetter was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Vetter threw two no-hitters over the weekend while recording three victories for the Purple Aces.  In 17 innings of work, Vetter allowed just one earned run while finishing with an ERA of 0.41.  She struck out 32 batters while allowing just two hits and six walks.  Opposing batters hit just .036 against her. 

She opened the week against Oakland University, allowing two hits and an earned run in five innings. She struck out seven batters in the win.  From that point on, Vetter was unhittable.  Over the final 12 frames of the weekend, she did not give up a single hit.  Saturday’s game against Morehead State saw her fan 12 batters and walk just one in five innings while recording her second no-hitter of 2022.  Vetter was at her best once again on Sunday, throwing another no-hitter in a 2-0 shutout of Creighton.  In seven frames, she fanned 13 batters and walked four.

Next up for the Purple Aces is the Racer Classic.  The schedule has been adjusted due to impending weather and the full slate is updated on GoPurpleAces.com.

 

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