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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

* Pep and Vim Reaches Goal of 1,854 Gifts

Attention Aces – We have breaking news!


UE has officially surpassed the goal of 1,854 gifts during Pep and Vim, our Annual Day of Giving. Through your incredible philanthropy, you have propelled the University of Evansville FORWARD in a major way.

The Alumni Board of Directors will now gift $25,000 to the UEvansville Fund! Thank you for coming together and unlocking their generous challenge gift. This tremendous philanthropy makes a huge difference on our campus and in the community, so your decision to give really represents something special. In fact, your impact is proof that Aces are willing to give back generously, to uplift others, and to transform the alma mater we love so much.

We are honored and grateful to call each of you a member of the Aces family. Truly, because of you, UE is able to provide life-changing opportunities for students, both now and in the future.

Thank you for carrying on your legacy of philanthropy, for all the ways you empower Aces, and for moving all of us FORWARD.

* Employee Holiday Friday, April 15

This Friday, April 15, is a paid holiday for our university employees.  Normal office hours will resume Monday, April 18, 2022.


Upcoming Events

* Vanderburgh County Tox-Away Day

UE’s environmental, health and safety manager Amber Elkins would like to let the UE Community know about the 2022 Tox Away Day planned for Saturday, April 16. The event is from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Civic Center parking lot (Ninth and Walnut). This program is for Vanderburgh County households only. Help dispose of hazardous materials properly, so they don’t end up entering local streams and rivers.

Items accepted include motor oil, oil-based paint, automotive batteries and fluids, solvents and thinners, antifreeze, auto batteries, pesticides and herbicides, household chemicals, smoke detectors, fluorescent tube lights, and pharmaceuticals.

For a complete list, and for items not accepted, see the Vanderburgh County website:

* Employee Benefit Open Enrollment Deadline is Friday, April 15

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to enter your benefit elections for 2022 – 2023 is this Friday, April 15. Please note that the university will be closed on Friday for the observance of Good Friday, but the enrollment period will remain open to make your elections that day. You can view the entire benefit presentation in the Open Enrollment section of the MyUE portal at: You can also view all of the relevant documents beginning with the open enrollment memo for important announcements, reminders, and changes which will occur June 1 to the University’s benefits.

If you were unable to attend either of the Open Enrollment Zoom meetings, you can view the entire benefit presentation in the Open Enrollment section of the MyUE portal at:

Simply log in to WebAdvisor following the instructions below, affirm your current benefit elections or make changes to coverage if you wish. If you previously entered your dependents via online benefit enrollment, those entries should already be pre-populated for you. Please review this information and make changes as necessary. If you do not wish to be enrolled in our insurance plans, please check the “opt out” button for those benefits.

Please review the attached On-line Benefit Enrollment Manual and FAQ, which should answer many of the questions you might have. You are also welcome to call the Office of Human Resources (812-488-5045) or email if you need assistance with your on-line enrollment.

On-line Benefit Enrollment Log-in Instructions:
Log in to WebAdvisor at:
Click on the “Employees” button (highlighted in purple)
Click on the “Benefits Enrollment Online” link (located in the “Employee Profile” section)
Follow the instructions in red located at the top of the Benefit Enrollment page.

*** One helpful tip for those currently enrolled in voluntary life insurance and/or the flexible spending account: when you first log in to Benefit Enrollment, you will see a listing of your current benefits. Please make a note of your current voluntary life insurance coverage amount and/or flexible spending account annual election. You will be required to enter the coverage amount/annual election for 2022-23 and you might find it helpful when you get to these screens to know what you elected for 2021-22.

* College of Business and Engineering Speaker Series - Denny Quinn

Join us for the inaugural College of Business and Engineering Speaker Event.

The College of Business and Engineering Speaker Series highlights the intersection of business and engineering. Our inaugural speaker, Denny Quinn, CEO of Traylor Industrial Group, has made a career of leadership in this space.

Speaker to begin at 6 p.m. with a reception and networking to follow.

Monday, April 18, 2022
6:00 p.m.
Room 251, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall,
University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN

Register online

A Zoom invitation will be provided via email, the day before the event, to those that would like to attend virtually. In order to receive the invitation, you must register at the link above.

Denny Quinn is CEO of Traylor Industrial Group, a national contractor who provides construction, maintenance, and fabrication services for clients in the energy, industrial and infrastructure market sectors. Mr. Quinn is a registered Professional Engineer and a US Patent Holder. He received his engineering degree from the University of Illinois and obtained his executive business education from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and IMD business school for management and leadership in Switzerland. He has served on the board of directors for manufacturing and construction businesses in the US and UK. Mr. Quinn resides in Evansville Indiana where he is involved with several local non-profit and civic organizations.

* Reception for Employee Photography Exhibit

The UE campus community (and guests) are invited to a reception in the Krannert Gallery on Thursday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. Please plan to join us to celebrate the 2022 UE Employee Photography Exhibit.  The exhibit will be open through Sunday, May 8 in the Krannert Gallery.

Co-workers and UE retirees participating include:
Melissa Gust, Center for the Advancement of Learning
Tonya Albright, School of Engineering and Computer Science
Donnie Dunville, Retiree Physical Plant/Maintenance
Lynn R. Penland, Dean Emerita
Keith Gehlhausen, Human Resources and Institutional Equity
Mari Plikuhn, Sociology Programs
Lois Patton, Professor Emerita
Hanns G Pieper, Professor Emeritus
Nancy Lockyear, Department of Art
Todd Matteson, Department of Art
Kevin Gray, Criminal Justice
Joe Flauto, Professor Emeritus
John Metelko, Track and Field/Cross County
Corliss Chastain, Department of Art

* The CDEI & Evansville Civic Theatre Presents: Not Someone Like Us

The CDEI and Evansville Civic Theatre Presents: Not Someone Like Us, real stories of real accounts of sexual assault and violence from an intersectional cast.

The play will take place in Eykamp Hall @7:00PM on Wednesday, April 13th.

The CDEI will host a talkback session after the performance.

At the performance sign the Pledge to Get Consent. Campus Community Members can pledge to do the following: always ask for consent in all of their relationships; to be an active bystander in potentially dangerous situations; and to help create a culture on campus in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. The department or organization with the most percentage of pledges will be receive a prize from the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

* CDEI Invites you to Bystander Intervention Training

Join the CDEI in welcoming Katie Vinci, former President of USI's Students for Gender Violence Awareness, as she provides bystander intervention training. Learn how to safely act when others may be in dangerous situations.

The event is Tuesday, April 19th @6:00PM Via Zoom.

Please register using the following link

* Sexual Assault Awareness Month Upcoming Events

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, also known as SAAM. The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Office of Institutional Equity have brought forth activities to bring awareness, education, and support in this time.

April 5th at 7:00 PM Sexual Assault Awareness Panel via Zoom.
The Panel consists of Counseling Services, Public Safety, Institutional Equity, EPD, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Deaconess, and the Prosecutor’s Office.

Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM in Eykamp: Not Someone Like Us: a collaboration between the CDEI and Evansville Civic Theatre. It is a play about sexual assault based on true stories. The Consent Pledge will take place before the play. The Center will also be hosting a talk back session after the play.

Monday, April 19th at 6:00 PM Bystander Intervention Training via Zoom.
Learn how to safely act when others may be in dangerous situations.

Submitted by Rachael Rose
* Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony

The following faculty members will be honored at the Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony that will take place on Sunday, April 24:

• Sharon Gieselmann- Associate Professor of Education/Chair
• Donald Rodd- Professor of Exercise Science and Physical Therapy
• David Unger- Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

The UE community is welcome to attend this event which will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the lawn south of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration building.

* Join the Journey to Justice this July!

High school students and current Aces can join the University of Evansville on an eight-day civil rights bus tour! From July 16-23, 2022, travelers on the Journey to Justice will venture through cities of the South to explore the history of the civil rights movement. Students on this journey will learn important, valuable lessons at each stop for an impactful experience of personal reflection and application within their own community.

Earn College Credit
Through this opportunity, students can earn three college credits. While the Journey to Justice bus tour will be an exciting trip, it will also be an interactive experience as part of Social Justice Movements, an ethics course. Students who register can apply this towards the Ethics & Social Change major or a general education requirement. Some assignments will be completed during the trip, while others will be given before and after returning.

Site Visits
Journey to Justice will include site visits at Evansville, Indiana; Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; and Louisville, Kentucky. Popular attractions will include the National Voting Rights Museum, Beale Street, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Rosa Parks Museum, and more. Please note: the subject is schedule to change.

Students are required to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to Journey to Justice.

Registration details and tuition costs are available at the Journey to Justice webpage,

A limited number of scholarships are available for high school students. Journey to Justice is made possible through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc.

Journey to Justice flyer


Info You Should Know

* ENGL 210 will be Offered Online in Both Summer Sessions

ENGL 210: Approaches to Literature will be offered online in both summer sessions. It will be taught by Dr. Robert Baines in summer session one and by Dr. Sara Petrosillo in summer session two.

ENGL 210 provides students with the opportunity to read great works of literature from many different times and places. In doing so, it introduces students to a broad range of literary forms and genres. ENGL 210 is an Outcome Two course and a Writing Across the Curriculum course.

If you have any questions about the Summer sections of ENGL 210, please contact Dr. Baines at or Dr. Petrosillo at

* Apply for 2022-23 LEAD Forward Fellows

The LEAD Forward program invites students to apply for the 2022 – 2023 LEAD Fellows cohort! This executive-style leadership training is a one-year program led by expert consultants in the professional world. Students learn and grow through an intense retreat in August, monthly meetings with local executives, one-on-one coaching, and year-round work with a nonprofit organization. You will learn more about your own strengths and weaknesses, how to work effectively as a team, and how to capitalize on networking opportunities. We welcome students of all majors and years to apply, as leadership grows stronger through interdisciplinary ideas and fellowship. Please complete The LEAD Forward program invites students to apply for the 2022 – 2023 LEAD Fellows cohort! This executive-style leadership training is a one-year program led by expert consultants in the professional world. Students learn and grow through an intense retreat in August, monthly meetings with local executives, one-on-one coaching, and year-round work with a nonprofit organization. You will learn more about your own strengths and weaknesses, how to work effectively as a team, and how to capitalize on networking opportunities. We welcome students of all majors and years to apply, as leadership grows stronger through interdisciplinary ideas and fellowship. Please complete this application electronically and return to Dr. Martha Stilwell via email at by Friday, April 15 at 5:00pm.

* Red & Green Flags of Relationships

Check out the Multicultural Student Commons for relationship red flags and green flags.

Submitted by Rachael Rose
* Tips to Help a Victim of Sexual Assault

Once you have taken note of the situation and have confirmed the incident, there are a few tips you should be aware of to help the victim. Firstly, and most importantly, you should listen to what they have to say and not disclose the information without their consent, unless it is to a professional counselor or, if under the age of 18, a guardian. You could say things such as “I believe you,” “That took a lot of courage to tell me,” “It’s not your fault and you didn’t deserve it,” or“You’re not alone and I will help in any way I can.” Try to avoid asking “why” questions and instead focus on open ended questions. Lastly you should check in periodically and provide resources you’re knowledgeable about.

UE resources:

UE Counseling Services (812-488-2663)

Office of Public Safety (812-488-2051)

Office of Title IX and Institutional Equity (812-488-5261,,

Evansville Police Department (812-436-7896)

Community resources:

Albion Fellow Bacon Center (812-424-7273)

Holly's House (812-437-7233)

WE TIP (1-800-782-7463)

National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-4673)

* 2022-23 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship Application Now 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 the 2022-23 academic year may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

The application and faculty recommendation information can be found here.

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Student Financial Services by MAY 10, 2022.

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

Submitted by Amber Chandler
* Financial Aid for Summer Courses

UE students 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 will be available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Summer Sessions Payment Plan

Summer session courses can be added to your monthly payment plan now with no additional set-up fee. If your student is enrolling in summer courses, anticipated summer charges can be included in the spring semester payment plan and the plan extended through May (for Summer 1 charges) or June (Summer 2 charges). The undergraduate tuition rate for Summer 2022 is $580 per credit hour. Fees per summer term include a $50 registration fee and a $40 technology fee. Online courses are assessed a $50 online course fee. Payment arrangements are due prior to the start of the summer term.

Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Reading/Study Day, April 28, 2022 to determine if financial aid is available for their summer courses.

To modify your current payment plan to include summer, contact the cashiers in the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2565.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship has been extended to May 6th

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Eligible students for the 2022-2023 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Apply for the 2022-2023 Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 22, 2022. The decision will be announced by May 27, 2022.

Questions: Amber Chandler, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at or 812-488-2364

Submitted by Amber Chandler


* Exemplary Teacher Award

Dr. Michael Slade, associate professor of Chemistry, was presented the Exemplary Teacher Award at the Spring Faculty Meeting on Tuesday, April 13. The award recognizes exceptional achievements in the classroom by creating distinctive opportunities and promoting intellectual, moral, social, and emotional growth of our students. Dr. Slade exemplifies all of these traits throughout his teaching and student interaction.

Congratulations Dr. Slade!

* Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Campese, assistant professor of Psychology, and Dr. Julie Merkle, assistant professor of Biology, for receiving the Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Awards. The award was established with gifts and pledges from the members of the Class of 1961 for pre-tenured faculty to provide support for their research projects.

* Engineering Professor Awarded Best Paper at ASEE Conference

Congratulations to Dr. Lofton on receiving the Best Paper Award at the IL-IN American Society for Engineering Education conference. She presented her peer-reviewed work titled, "Flipping the Heat Transfer Classroom," at the conference hosted by Anderson University on April 9th, 2022.

* IACTE - Outstanding Future Educators

Three School of Education students at the University of Evansville were recognized at the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) luncheon. They were Jordan Lewis, elementary education, Emily Duckworth, elementary education and Tyla Rasche, French education. These individuals received awards during the organization’s Outstanding Future Educators banquet in Carmel, Indiana.



* Mayor's Cup Moved Due to Inclement Weather

With the Tri-State area bracing for inclement weather on Wednesday afternoon, UE and USI’s men’s soccer programs have postponed the annual Mayor's Cup a week to Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30pm.

The match operates as a fundraiser for the Evansville YMCA’s after-school program. In addition to the match and fundraiser, both programs run a soccer clinic for the after-school program on their respective campuses. On the day of the game, the after-school program participants come for a final clinic and are provided dinner before watching the match.  Representatives from both universities will be in attendance, as well as Evansville’s Mayor. This will be the final rendition of the Cup before USI transitions to Division I at the end of the academic year. 

* Parker and Rohleder post low scores in final round

With weather once again being a factor, the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate became final after two of the three scheduled rounds at Hermitage Golf Club Presidents Reserve.

Carson Parker was the top finisher for the University of Evansville men’s golf team, earning a tie for the 21st position.  Following his opening-round score of 77, Parker shot a 1-over 72 in the second round, which was spread between Monday and Tuesday due to the inclement weather.  His final score came in at a 149.

Isaac Rohleder matched Parker’s final round score with a 72.  He made one of the largest improvements between rounds in the entire event, dropping his score by 10 strokes from his opening round tally.  He finished in a tie for 39th with a total of 154.  Henry Kiel completed the tournament with a 156, completing both rounds with a 78.  He tied for 44th.

Michael Ikejiani and Caleb Wassmer tied for 53rd in the final standings with a 158.  In round two, Ikejiani matched his opening round score of 79.  Wassmer began the tournament with an 81 before lowering his score to a 77 in the final 18 holes.

The Purple Aces earned a ninth-place finish with a total of 614 strokes.  They were three behind 8th-place finisher Arkansas-Pine Bluff.  Wright State held on for the team championship, defeating Tennessee Tech by four shots.  The Raiders tallied a 577 with TTU finishing at a 581.  UT Martin completed the event 11 strokes behind with a 590.  Tyler Goecke of WSU was the medalist.  Following a 1-under 70 to open play, he shot an even 71 to finish three strokes ahead of the field.

In two weeks, the men will wrap up the 2021-22 campaign at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship.  It will take place on April 25-26 in Paducah, Ky.

* Craig breaks 40-year old home run record as Aces capture 11-1 win over Butler

Surpassing mark that stood for 40 years, University of Evansville baseball first baseman Tanner Craig smashed a fourth-inning home run, the 41st of his career, setting a new program record for home runs in a career as the Aces captured an 11-1 win in seven innings over Butler on Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis.

"Skip's (head coach Wes Carroll) has believed in me since I walked on campus and for him to give me that opportunity as a freshman to where I'm at now, it means a lot to me," said Craig on what breaking the record means to him. "Especially after this summer, I battled some sickness, lost a bunch of weight, and was out all fall and to come back and have my teammates believe in me the way that they do it just means a lot to me."

Craig's 41st homer surpasses the mark set by the late Jeff Starks from 1979-82, the longest standing record in program history.

Along with Craig's homer, Evansville's offense was stellar, especially in the third inning, where the Aces launched three home runs en route to an eight-run frame. Offensively, the Aces added two more runs in the fourth on Craig's long drive to left and finished it off with a single run in the top of the seventh.

On the mound, left-hander Donovan Schultz was nearly flawless. Schultz led Evansville to another win, the third-in-a-row for the Aces when Schultz starts. Schultz went the distance, pitching a complete seven-inning game, allowing just two hits and not allowing an earned run, while tallying four punchouts. The complete game is the first for an Ace since Shane Gray tallied a complete game shutout against Illinois State on April 23.

At the plate, UE tallied 10 hits with Craig, Mark Shallenberger, Evan Berkey and Chase Hug all recording two and each going yard in the midweek contest.

Evansville continues its road trip with a three-game series at Missouri State on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Springifield, Mo.


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