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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Upcoming Events

* Employee Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge

Spring is upon us! That means it's time for the Employee Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge. This year, we're doing the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge! Earn a one-time $150 in HRA credits (if you did NOT participate in the Summer or Fall Healthy Behavior Challenges) for completing the challenge all the way through!

This challenge is designed to help motivate participants to take on healthier lifestyle choices and pursue health-driven weight loss. No extreme dieting is encouraged with this program. Have FUN, stay positive, and join your team members in making healthier lifestyle changes!


  • All employees & spouses are welcome to participate!
  • Teams must be between 4-8 individuals.
  • Entry fee is $5.00 (cash only please). Please submit your buy-in to Lori Leduc in HR.
  • Initial weigh-in must be completed the week of March 13th - 16th.
  • Only 1 missed weigh-in is allowed.
  • No extreme dieting or supplementing for drastic weight loss is permitted.


  • Weekly weigh-ins will take place at the clinic:Monday - Thursday from 8:00am - 12:00pm.


  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place (male & female)
  • 1st place team

Sign up by clicking this link and filling out the required information:

Have a question? Email Taylor at!

Submitted by Taylor Kollak
* Mixed-Media Marriage Exhibit

The Krannert Gallery will host the Mixed-Media Marriage exhibit by artists Brooke Congleton Wheeler & Scott Wheeler from February 26 - April 2, 2023. Please join us for the artists reception on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Krannert Gallery.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Solo Exhibition for Professor Todd Matteson at Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, Jasper, Indiana

The Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper, Indiana, hosts Professor Todd Matteson's solo exhibition, Life's Adventures. The exhibition runs for three months with a gallery talk every first Thursday in March and April. Professor Matteson will also be doing demonstrations to the public and local schools during his exhibition. Please come enjoy his ceramics and catch a glimpse at his new creations.

Submitted by Todd Matteson

Info You Should Know

* 2023-24 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 2023-24 academic year may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Application and faculty recommendation information

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Student Financial Services by MAY 10, 2023.

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

Submitted by Amber Chandler
* 2022 UE Graduates Achieve Strong Outcomes

After surveying the class of 2022 graduates, the University of Evansville (UE) is pleased to report that 98 percent of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation. The median salary of those employed full-time was $55,000.

The survey, conducted annually, is a collaborative effort between the University’s Center for Career Development, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and the Office of Alumni and Engagement. Data was gathered from surveys at the time of graduation, as well as alumni surveys, academic departments, the National Student Clearinghouse, and other methods. Approximately 93 percent of 2022 graduates provided career outcome information.

Outcomes improved over the previous year, as the nation’s economy slightly recovered from the pandemic. The class of 2021 outcomes included 95 percent of graduates employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduating.

“From academics to ChangeLab, to research and internships, the University of Evansville provides a robust and comprehensive educational experience that incorporates a strong foundation of career readiness,” said Dianna Cundiff, director of the Center for Career Development. “These essential competencies, including critical thinking, communication and leadership, along with support from our office, prepare students for success in their future endeavors.”

For nearly a decade, the Center for Career Development has implemented an “end to end” approach to career success. When a prospective student visits campus, they meet with the Center to review career interests, take a free career assessment, and explore future job opportunities. As a student, the Center offers appointments to assist with resumes and cover letters, mock interviews, and career advising. Job fairs are held throughout the year to connect students with local and regional employers. After graduation, the Center continues its outreach to alums to ensure each individual’s success.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* SAA Book Club March Book Selection

For the month of March the SAA Book Club is reading We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange.

This is a contemporary family drama centered around an American-Irish Brennan family. It was the Goodreads Choice Award and nominee for Best Fiction in 2021. In the vein of Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest, Tracey Lange’s We

We will meet on Thursday March 23rd at 12 noon in the University Advancment House on Rotherwood to discuss the book. Everyone is invited. If you would like to be added to the Book club email list please contact Kathy Taylor at ks6

Submitted by Katherine Taylor
* Wheeler Concert Hall Renovations Progressing

The Wheeler Concert Hall is currently undergoing renovation work, which entails a comprehensive overhaul involving the installation of new seats and flooring, as well as new wall coverings and ceiling panels. Additionally, performance and room lighting have been upgraded to enhance the overall experience. UE anticipates that the facility will be open with limited availability for students and the music department by the middle of March. The full completion of these upgrades will occur this Fall.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards.” These awards will be presented at the 30th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2023. Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement.

Awards from the Dean of Students Office are presented in the following categories:

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Student Organization of the Year

Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2023. Click on this link to submit your nomination:

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating the achievements of our campus leadership!

Submitted by Shelby Gardner
* It's Time to Nominate a Deserving Senior for the Outstanding Senior Service Award

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be selected, and one student will be presented this award at Commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and community and campus engagement.

Nominations for the Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award will be accepted March 1 – March 30, 2023.?Students who are nominated must accept their nomination by 4:00 p.m. on April 4, 2023.

You can nominate deserving seniors by completing the form below. Once you submit a nomination, students will receive an automatic email giving them the opportunity to accept the nomination by providing their responses to the award application questions.

Please contact Shelby Gardner ( with any questions.

Submitted by Shelby Gardner
* Cathy Huestis Retirement

Cathy Huestis is retiring!  Join us in congratulating her on Wednesday, March 8th.

Please stop by the Accounting Department (Room 213 of Olmsted) between 2:00 – 4:00 on Wednesday to wish her well and to enjoy some refreshments with us.

Submitted by Dawn Bury
* Advertise in the Crescent Magazine

CRESCENT MAGAZINE is committed to helping you bring your products and services to University of Evansville students and the UE campus community to meet your advertising needs.

CRESCENT MAGAZINE is published 4 to 6 times during the academic year, beginning in September 2023 and ending with the April 2024 issue. Printed issues circulation is 1,200, with distribution to 18 campus locations. 1 -3 print issues will be produced each semester. The number of print issues may vary. Every production has a digital issue hosted on the Crescent website. In addition to your print ad, included with your purchase is a smaller version of your ad that is posted on Crescent Magazine’s Facebook and Instagram page, and Twitter feed. Posts coincide with the month where you have placed advertising with the magazine. Your ad is cycled from the publication date until the next month’s cycle of ads begins. For an additional charge your ad can be designed for web placed on our website in prominent positions with your website link in an appropriate call to action.

Learn more about advertisting with Crescent Magazine.

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* UE Summer Camps and Employee Discount

The Office of Youth Programs has opened registration for UE Summer Camps 2023! This summer, we are offering Dance Camp, the Wesley Shepard Music Camp, Exploring Art at UE (Grades 2-5 & Grades 6-8), STEM Camp, Clay Camp, Springboard, and Pride Camp. To find out more, please visit our website.

We are offering a 50% discount to UE Employees that would like to register their youth. To receive this discount, please email us at BEFORE registering. Please include your name, title, list youth(s)’s name and camp title. We will send you a discount code to apply at registration within two business days.

If you have any questions, please email

Submitted by Rachel Roscoe
* Nominations for Outstanding Teacher Award

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Teacher Award. The University bestows this award annually to honor a faculty member for extraordinary teaching effectiveness that inspires the intellectual development of students. Nominees must be a full-time faculty member who has taught at UE for two years or more and holds the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The winner is recognized at Commencement in May.

The following recipients from the past five years are not eligible: 2018 – Dr. Anthony Beavers; 2019 – Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani; 2020 – Dr. Mike Roscoe; 2021 – Dr. Julie Merkle; and 2022 – Dr. Katie Whetstone.

Access the link to submit a nomination.

Forward supplemental documentation to: Paula Heldt at Please include the faculty member’s name and OTA 2023 in the subject line.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 17, 2023.

Submitted by Paula Heldt


* Abby Feit named second team all-MVC scholar athlete

For the third-straight season, University of Evansville senior guard/forward Abby Feit has received scholar-athlete honors from the Missouri Valley Conference, it was announced in a release from the Conference office on Tuesday morning.

Feit started and played in 25 games for the Aces, while leading the team in scoring, rebounding, blocks, steals, field goal percentage, three-point percentage, minutes, field goals made, and three-pointers made in her fourth year in the white and purple. As a senior, Feit is currently averaging 15.5 points per game, seventh-best in The Valley, and sits sixth in the MVC in rebounds per game, averaging 7.6 per contest. Feit has been even better scoring against MVC opponents, averaging 16.1 points in Conference action. Heading into Hoops in the Heartland, Feit sits fourth in program history in scoring and second in rebounding.

The Normal, Ill. native was named to the all-MVC Scholar-Athlete second team a year ago and received honorable mention recognition in 2020-21.

In all, 16 players were honored on the scholar-athlete teams. Illinois State's Mary Crompton was named the State Farm Scholar-Athlete of the Year as part of a group voted on by the conference's women's basketball contacts.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE's Hug Earns Second-Straight MVC Player Of The Week Award

University of Evansville fifth-year first baseman Chase Hug (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike/Olney Central) earned his second-straight Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week Award on Monday, after continuing his torrid pace at the plate last week while helping Evansville win five-straight games.

Hug slashed .647/1.000/.739, while collecting a double, a triple, a home run, driving in eight runs, and scoring 10 more to help UE to a perfect 5-0 week. He collected multi-hit and multi-run games in four of UE’s five contests, while having three multi-RBI games.

Hug opened the week going 3-for-5 with two runs scored to help Evansville to a 14-8 victory over preseason Ohio Valley Conference favorite Southeast Missouri State. He then went 8-for-12 in a four-game series sweep of Bowling Green, and capped the series by going a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in UE’s 13-3 seven-inning mercy-rule win over the Falcons. He finished a triple shy of the cycle in the contest, which marked the second weekend in a row in which he just narrowly missed hitting for the cycle.

Overall, Hug is now hitting .463 to rank 42nd in NCAA Division I baseball, and he has hit an amazing .680 (17-for-25) over the last seven games to help Evansville to a seven-game winning streak. Evansville (7-5) will put that winning streak on the line on Wednesday, as the Purple Aces will travel to Nashville, Tennessee to take on #7 Vanderbilt (8-4) in a mid-week contest. First-pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s game can be seen live on the SEC Network+ streaming platform.

Submitted by Athletics

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