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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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* Welcome Dr. Carpenter

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Rachel Carpenter to the UE campus! Effective June 1, Dr. Carpenter begins her new role at the University of Evansville as Vice President for Student Affairs / Dean of Students. Dr. Carpenter is no stranger to UE though as she received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from UE in 2003, followed by a Master of Science in Public Service Administration in 2009. Dr. Carpenter also served in various roles at the University from 2003-10. If you see Dr. Carpenter on campus, please introduce yourself.

Submitted by Jenni Sauls
* Free Piano Music at the Library

4 tables of FREE PIANO MUSIC -- all genres -- all eras! Come by and take your pick.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer
* Bob Dale promoted to Assistant Director for Facilities Management

I am pleased to announce that Bob Dale has been promoted to Assistant Director for Facilities Management effective June 1.

Bob started at the University of Evansville in November of 1987 as a Grounds Supervisor. Over his nearly 35 years at the university, Bob has managed and taken care of the beautiful campus and athletic grounds and exterior areas on campus. Bob is currently the Manager of Grounds and was the interim Executive Director of Facilities Management from June 2021-February 2022. Bob Holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville and a master’s degree from Oakland City University. Bob also holds many grounds certifications (i.e., sports turf management and tree care).

We are extremely fortunate to have Bob as a member of the Facilities Management team and a valued member of the University. I am grateful to have Bob in this role and look forward to his continued work in serving the needs of the faculty, staff, students, and visitors on our beautiful campus.

Please join me in congratulating Bob on his promotion.

Mike Averett
Executive Director/Facilities Management and Planning

Submitted by Michael Averett


* Archaeology Major Awarded Field School Grant

Sophomore Archaeology major Chloe Burns received a $2,000 Strange and Midkiff Families Scholarship from ASOR (American Society of Overseas Research) for Fieldwork Participation to support Chloe's participation in the Shikhin Excavation Project in Israel during the summer of 2022. Established in 2014 by lead gifts from James F. and Carolyn Midkiff Strange, the Strange and Midkiff Families Endowed Scholarship Funds have been designated to support the participation of ASOR members as volunteers or staff on excavation projects.

Submitted by Alan Kaiser
* Archaeology Major Wins Travel Grant

Daniel Griffaton of Pickerington, Ohio, recently was awarded a study abroad grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Griffaton is one of 125 students nationwide to receive the award.

The grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers from campuses that have Phi Kappa Phi chapters, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Currently a junior majoring in archaeology and music at University of Evansville, Griffaton will use the grant to study abroad in Israel.

The selection process for a study abroad grant is based on the applicant’s academic achievement, campus and community service, relation of travel to academic preparation and career goals, a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and acceptance into a study abroad program. Each recipient receives $1,000 to be applied toward travel abroad.

Established in 2001, the Study Abroad Grant Program is part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award and grant programs, which gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To learn more about the Study Abroad Program and other Phi Kappa Phi awards, visit

Submitted by Alan Kaiser


* Craig Snow returns to UE as assistant coach

When University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach David Ragland was introduced to Purple Aces fans on Wednesday, he established a goal of reconnecting supporters with the program.  Today, he showed UE supporters that he is committed to that goal as he announced the hiring of program legend Craig Snow as his first assistant coach.

One of the most storied careers in program history saw Snow accumulate 1,530 points in his career, a total that remains 10th in the record books to this day.  Snow was a member of the 1998-1999 squad who advanced to the NCAA Tournament.  In the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Snow led the Aces to the championship game while earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team.  A member of the conference Most Improved Team in 1999, Snow helped the team earn the regular season MVC championship.

“I am elated to have Craig and his family join our men’s basketball staff. Craig is an obvious choice for the position for numerous reasons that extend far beyond his days as a standout player for our program,” Ragland said.  “The fact that Craig has sat in every seat within a program is invaluable. His understanding for what it takes to run a successful program from the ground up was what attracted me to having him on staff. He has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the job. Craig is extremely passionate about restoring the success of our storied program and I look forward to working with him as we strive to achieve those goals.”

As a junior in the 1999-2000 season, Snow was named an All-MVC First Team player before earning a nod on the second team in 2001.  In his final two seasons as a player, he paced the team with 16.3 and 14.6 points per game, respectively.  Snow was also the leading rebounder for UE during those two years.

Following his playing days, Snow enjoyed success as a coach at multiple levels.  Most recently, he worked at the University of New Mexico where he was a special assistant to the head coach.  He assumed the position in July of 2019.  Prior to that, he spent five seasons as the head men’s basketball coach at New Mexico Highlands University while spending part of that time as the interim and full-time athletic director.

“I am extremely grateful to be returning to the University of Evansville to work for Coach Ragland, as he shapes the next chapter in our great and storied history. He is someone I have known and respected for years, both personally and professionally. There are very few, if any, opportunities that would have attracted me this strongly,” Snow exclaimed.  “It was the fulfillment of a dream to play for the Purple Aces and win a championship there after having followed them as a kid. To return to the program as a coach is something that resonates with me very deeply.  I’m looking forward to getting to campus and starting this journey to the top of the Missouri Valley Conference!”

During his tenure at NMHU, Snow coached six All-RMAC and three all-region players.  In his final season with the program, he guided his squad to a program-record 22 wins, the Cowboys’ first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Tournament title and second NCAA Tournament appearance. He coached the Cowboys to 14 RMAC wins twice, tied for second-most wins in single-season program history.

Prior to his time at NMHU, Snow spent three seasons on the UNM men’s basketball staff. In 2013-14 as an assistant coach, Snow helped guide the Lobos to a 27-7 record, a Mountain West Tournament Championship and a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament. New Mexico was ranked as high as 17th nationally in the 2013-14 season.

UNM went a combined 84-20 with three Mountain West Tournament titles and three appearances in the NCAA Tournament during his first stint with the program. Snow spent his final season with UNM as an assistant coach after serving as the director of basketball operations in 2012-13 and the video administrator in 2011-12.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Evansville in 2001, he went on to play professionally overseas in both Luxembourg and Austria. While in Luxembourg in 2001-02, he averaged more than 30 points per game and was voted to the all-star team.  Following his stint overseas, Snow made his way to New Mexico for the first time to be the head boys’ basketball coach at Bosque in Albuquerque from 2004-11, also serving as athletic director from 2005-11. At Bosque, Snow led the Bobcats to a 125-69 record, five state tournament appearances, three district championships and a state semifinal appearance.

Snow is married to Dr. Jessica Snow, who received her Ph. D. from The University of New Mexico in 2009, and they have two children: Adelynn and Beckett.

Submitted by Athletics

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