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Monday, April 30, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Bookstore Book Buyback April 25 - May 2

Book Buyback at the UE Bookstore starts at noon on April 25 and runs through Wednesday, May 2. Promotions during the week include an IPAD giveaway and daily ITune drawings. You can register each time you sell books. Promotions also include merchandise discounts, Sweet Poppins and other items.

You may sell books back as many times during the week as you wish and you do NOT need your original receipt. You will need your student ID. We freely offer quotes on books whether used on this campus or not. You'll always get cash on spot. A majority of the books we buy stay on campus to benefit the campus community.  In addition to regular pricing on books we have over 200 titles that offer special bonus pricing well above any others.

Please remember to bring all components, including CDs, that came with your textbooks as that may result in better pricing.  Any workbooks or texts that require answers be written in them should be clean for value.  Also always keep an eye on your books and report any missing textbooks to the Bookstore as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions about Buyback be sure to ask or contact the Bookstore. Buyback ends promptly at 5 p.m. on May 2 so make sure you get in before that time.  

* Clothing Drive

The PTA Club is having an end of the semester clothing drive from April 26 until May 5. There will be a donation box in Ridgway University Center by the information desk between those dates. AThis event is open to students and faculty. Any old clothes donated will be greatly appreciated and all contributions will be donated to Aurora.



Upcoming Events

* Transitions from Military to College Luncheon and Discussion

The campus community is invited to a complimentary luncheon and discussion on Monday, May 7 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The topic will be Transitions From Military to College. This event is sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs. Panelists will include current UE student-veteran Sean Davis; Evansville Vet Center counselor Trudy Buckman; UE Diversity and Equity Officer La Toya Smith; and UE professor Peter Rosen.  Please contact Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs for more information and to reserve your lunch by Tuesday, May 1.

* Family Weekend Date Set for 2012: Make Plans Now!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 28–30. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning for this weekend. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link, or by e-mailing the information to:  

Like last year’s successful weekend, we would love to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams, assistant director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 488-2900 or Donna Jones, at 488-2586.


Info You Should Know

* Registrar's Office Closed on Friday

The Office of the Registrar will be closed at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4 for graduation preparation.  If you have business in this office, please make sure you come before 11 a.m.

* Campus Dining Close Down Information

On Tuesday,May 1, Ace's Place & Jazzman's will both close for the year at 2:00 p.m. On Wednesday, May 2, Cafe Court will open normal hours for breakfast and lunch. The last meal of the semester will be dinner from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Freshens and SubConnection will not open Wednesday.)

* Interested in a Free Copy of the 2011 LinC?

Stop by Student Publications before June 1 to pick up a copy.  Copies are free while supplies last. 

* This Week in Music - Music Therapy in Action

Music therapy majors Alyssa Padilla and Marjorie Heideman and Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Kathleen Murphy recently presented a continuing education course for the nursing staff at Deaconess Gateway Hospital titled “Music Therapy in Pediatric Medical Care.” The course provided the staff with an overview of the uses of music therapy in pediatric medical settings and offered suggestions for ways in which they can safely use music in their work. In addition, music therapy majors Katie Demuth, Kaitlin Emmert, Jessica Handy, and Alyssa Kereki will be giving a presentation on music therapy to the trustee’s spouses this Friday, May 4.

* Housing Cancellation Deadline

Students who have signed up to live on campus 2012-13 may cancel their UE Housing contracts until 5pm on May 1st without penalty.  After May 1st, UE Housing contracts are binding for the duration of the 2012-13 academic year.  To cancel your housing, come to the Office of Residence Life by 5pm on May 1st. 

* UrEntal Book Rental Returns

This is a reminder that spring books rented through the UrEntal program in the  UE Bookstore need to be returned to the Bookstore no later than Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m.  If you return your rental during Buyback (April 25-May 2) make sure you return it to the station marked as "UrEntal Book Return".  Any rentals returned after the deadline of May 2 will be subject to a $10 late fee.  Please make a note of this date and if you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. Thanks for your cooperation.

* Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center Hours are as follows:
Wednesday April 25 - Reading and Study Day  6:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thursday April 26  - 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday April 27 - 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday April 28 - 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday April 29 – 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday April 30 – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 1 – 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday May  2 -8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thursday May  3 – 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday May 4 - 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Saturday May 5 - Closed
Sunday May 6 – Closed
Monday – May 7- Summer Hours Begin

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting to the statement on or before May 21 (cycle end date) will be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days.  However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2012-2013 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 13 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds.
• Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2012-2013 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2011-2012 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2012.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2012-203 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2012 will be paid from FY 2012-2013 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request
• All services completed and items purchased less than $100 and on campus by May 31, must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting & Audit by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 11 to be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds.
• The requisitions must have appropriate approvals and funds available to be charged to FY 2011-2012.
• Any requisitions not submitted by this time or those submitted without appropriate approvals or without funds available will be charged to your budget in FY 2012-2013.
• All services completed and items purchased for $100 or more and on campus by May 31 must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 18 to be paid from FY 2011-2012 funds. Any requisitions not submitted by this time will be charged to your budget in FY 2012-2013.

* Financial Aid Information For 2012-13

Please respond immediately to any requests you may receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents. Students may still file the 2012-13 FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, including federal student loans.

Checking Grades and Credit Hours Earned in May:
After the completion of the spring semester, we will review students' academic records to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in UE's system. Only students with complete files will receive awards.

* Final Exam Week Library Hours

• Wednesday, April 25:  7:45  a.m.   -    1:00 a.m.
• Thursday, April 26:       7:45 a.m.    -    1:00 a.m.
• Friday, April 27:             7:45 a.m.    -    8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, April 28:      10:00 a.m.   -    8:00 p.m.  
• Sunday, April 29:                   Noon   -    1:00 a.m.
• Monday, April 30:          7:45 a.m.   -    1:00 a.m.     
• Tuesday, May 1:              7:45 a.m.   -    Midnight
• Wednesday, May 2:       7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Thursday, May 3:            7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Friday, May 4:                  7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Saturday, May 5:             CLOSED
• Sunday, May 6:                CLOSED

* Summer Sessions Online Classes

Consider taking a UE online course this summer. Check out these online courses to meet your needs. Visiting students can contact the Center for Adult Education Department (812-488-2981) for registration assistance.  For a detailed listing of ALL summer course offerings at UE, please visit

Summer I Online Courses:
ART 105 – Introduction to Visual Arts
ARTH 209 – Survey of Art II
BUS 380 – Leadership
CHEM 108 – Elementary Chemistry
COMM 380 – Intercultural Communication
EDUC 100 – History & Found of Amer Educ
EDUC 320 – Teach Strategies in K-12 Schools
EDUC 322 – Spec Need Stud K-12
EXSS 190 – Intro to Public Health
MATH 105 – College Algebra
MATH 221 – Calculus I
MATH 222 – Calculus II
MGT 280 – Leadership
MGT 311 – Mgmt Information Systems
MGT 377 – Organizational Behavior
MKT 325 – Principles of Marketing
PSCI 100 – World Politics
QM 227 – Introduction to Statistics
REL 150 – Intro New Testament
SOC 105 – Intro to Sociology

Summer II Online Courses:
ACCT 211 – Principles of Accounting II
ART 105 – Introduction to Visual Arts
BUS 380 – Social Media Strategy
COMM 130 – Intro to Communication
EDUC 320 – Teach Strategies in K-12 Schools
EDUC 516 – Adv Educ Technol & Application
EXSS 195 – Global Health Issues
HSA 414/514 – Health Care Mgmt & HR
HIST 111 – World History to 1500
MGT 310 – Production/Operations Mgmt
NUTR 280 – Nutrition in Health & Disease
PSCI 100 – World Politics
PSYC 416 – Human Sexuality
REL 130 – Christian Thought
SOC 230 – Social Problems Modern World

* Reminder: Last Day for Mail Delivery and Pick Up for Student Housing

The last day of UE Mail Services’ delivery and pick-up of mail for all students who have been living in campus housing during the 2012 spring semester will be Wednesday, May 2. Please follow mail procedures recommended by the Office of Residence Life located on their website prior to departure especially the forwarding of your mail.

You are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions, etc. directly. The University is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.  If you are expecting packages shipped via other couriers that may arrive after your departure, please contact Mail Services at extension 2197 or email Please note that Mail Services will not be able to forward items such as mail, packages, etc. and you will need to make alternative arrangements.

Feel free to contact the University mailroom at any time with questions or concerns by contacting Doris Cook, Distribution Services Supervisor, at extension 1067 (email at or Tammy Burgess, Mail Technician, at extension 2197 (email at



* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, has been invited to attend the graduate summer program on deep learning and feature learning at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA this coming July. IPAM is one of the few think tanks for mathematics funded by the National Science Foundation. He attended IPAM events during October 2011 and the Summer of 2010 for workshops on networks and network analysis for the humanities on a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

* Mari Plikuhn

Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, was awarded the SAGE/Pine Forge Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award.  This award is to attend and present a session at the American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning's workshop this August in Denver.



* Raatz And Dzakula Named To MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

A pair of University of Evansville senior women’s tennis players were named to the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team at the weekend’s tournament.

Included on the fifteen-member team were UE seniors Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz.  In order to be considered for the team, the student-athlete must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.2, be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing and have participated in 75% of the regular season matches.

Dzakula, an Elementary Education major, posted a 3.566 GPA at UE.  She had an extraordinary senior season in both singles and doubles action.  On her own, she went 15-6, including a 14-6 mark at No. 2 singles.  She played alongside Raatz at No. 3 doubles, posting an 18-4 record, including a 9-match winning streak to wrap up the regular season.

Raatz earned a GPA of 3.699 while majoring in Exercise Science.  She was 2-2 in singles play while going 18-4 in doubles with Dzakula. 


* Evansville Men's Golf Takes Its Turn At MVC’s

Beginning on Monday, the Purple Aces men’s golf team will participate in the State Farm MVC Men’s Golf Championships, which is set to take place at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

Play commences on Monday morning as the nine teams will play 36 holes before wrapping up the championship on Tuesday with a single round of 18.  In the pre-tournament poll, Evansville was picked fourth, just three points behind Illinois State. 

Wichita State received all nine first place votes while Missouri State was picked second.  The Shockers has finished first or second in the league in each of the last 15 seasons while winning the title on ten occasions.  This year, WSU golfers hold the top five spots in the league in stroke average.

A pair of seniors have been the top golfers for UE this season, led by Griffin Wood.  Wood’s average of 74.04 is the lowest on the squad while be bettered that this spring, shooting an average 73.83. His top finish of the year came in the fall opener when he tied for third at the Fossum Invitational.

Michael Sainz also posted a sub-75 average, standing at 74.63.  He had an especially solid finish to the fall portion of the schedule, finishing in the top six in the last two matches, including a tie for fifth place at the UD Invitational.

Full information on the tournament along with live scoring is available by clicking here:

* Aces Tennis Falls In Four Hour Match To SIU

In one of the longest, most hard-fought matches of the year, it was Southern Illinois coming away with a 4-0 victory over the Purple Aces women’s tennis team on Friday morning in the State Farm MVC Championship in Omaha, Nebraska.

“Our team laid it all on the line today, they battled to the end in what was a very long match,” head coach Nick Mueller said.  “The girls represented the University of Evansville and our program extremely well today.”

Southern Illinois, who improved to 17-4 with the win and advance to face top-seeded Wichita State, got out to the early lead by winning the doubles point.  Anita Lee and Anastacia Simons dealt Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz their first MVC loss, 8-5.  Kelsey Costales and Emily Richardson fell to Natasha Tomishima and Jennifer Dien by a 9-7 final.

Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James did their best to keep UE in the fight, taking an 8-1 victory over Melanie Delsart and Korey Love.

The Salukis also picked up wins in the first three finishing singles matches.  In the MVC Tournament, when a team clinches the match, all ongoing matches are stopped, resulting in the 4-0 final.

Kotsiou fell in the top singles spot to Delsart, 6-0, 6-3 while the other clinching singles matches went three sets.  Dzakula battled Dien in the No. 2 slot, but fell 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.  After winning the first set, Mina Milovic fell to Tomishima in three sets, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Other matches that were stopped include James against Lee, which was in a third set while Gaby Fifer was leading Ariadna Cairo Baza midway through the second set.  The sixth flight between Raatz and Gisela Cairo Baza was not started.

Evansville wraps up the season with a 13-9 record, sending seniors Dzakula, Kotsiou and Raatz out with a winning record for the year.  Dzakula and Raatz finished the spring with an 18-4 doubles mark, earning All-Conference honors in the third doubles flight while Kotsiou was 13-8, garnering All-Select Team honors for 2012.


* Drake Downs Aces In Series Finale, 7-3

The University of Evansville softball team fell to Drake in today’s series finale as the Bulldogs secured the three-game sweep with by a final score of 7-3.

The Aces tallied six hits on the day as a team. Freshman Kayla Fortner led the Aces’ lineup, going 2-for-3 at the plate, notching two singles, a walk and a run batted in.

Junior Sarah Patterson took the loss in the circle, giving up seven runs on eleven hits while striking out six in the first six innings of play. Junior Kendall Kautz closed out the game, retiring the side in the one-inning relief effort.

The loss drops Evansville to 5-19 in the Missouri Valley Conference and 15-35 on the season. With Wichita State dropping a 9-5 decision to Bradley in today’s rubbermatch, the Aces now sit two games back from eighth place and a MVC  tournament bid. The Aces now must win all three of their remaining MVC contests to keep their post-season hopes alive. If the Aces do sweep next weekend’s series, it will only take one Wichita State win for the Shockers to clinch the tournament bid regardless of the Aces’ victories.

The Aces return to action with a single non-conference game at Western Kentucky on Thursday before closing out the regular season and fighting for their post-season chances with a three-game home series against Indiana State next weekend.

Game Recap:
Sophomore Katie Sears led off the game with a bunt single, advancing to second on an overthrow by Drake’s starting pitcher Jordan Gronewold. Sears then moved up a base on a wild pitch before junior Tamara Robey worked a walk to give UE runners on the corners. Fortner then hit a single through the right side to bring home Sears and give the Aces a 1-0 lead. Senior Maggie Little was hit by pitch in the first pitch of her at bat to load the bases with no outs in the inning. But Rebekah Schmidt entered the game in relief of Gronewold, striking out all three batters she faced to end the inning with three runners stranded.

The Bulldogs used five singles and a UE error to claim the lead in the top of the fourth, pushing across three runs to take a 3-1 advantage heading into the bottom of the frame. Drake tacked on four more runs in the top of the sixth inning, adding four singles and a double to the scoreboard as the Bulldogs extended their lead to 7-1.

The Aces managed a two-run rally in the bottom of the sixth, sparked by a pinch-hit single by sophomore Kacey Rogers. Rogers moved to second on a stolen base before scoring on a bunt single by freshman Victoria Dellorto. Junior Halie Malone later notched a two-out single, plating Dellorto to move the score to 7-3.


* Bradley Edges Aces Baseball, 6-5

The University of Evansville baseball team rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth and had the tying and game-winning base runners in scoring position, but the Bradley University Braves held off the charging Aces for a 6-5 edge and 2-1 series victory, Sunday afternoon at Braun Stadium. Both teams ended the weekend with a 7-8 Missouri Valley Conference record, as the Aces fell to 26-18 overall and the Braves improved to 24-17.

Freshman Kyle Freeland (3-4) took the loss, allowing five runs, eight hits, two walks, while striking out three in five innings of work. Out of the pen, sophomore James Kohler tossed two frames, giving up a run, four hits, and struck out one. Junior Jake Naumann held the Braves off the board for the final two innings with one hit, a walk, and one strikeout.

Junior Chris Pearson led UE with a 2-for-3 day and a run scored. Eric Stamets, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Jason Hockemeyer each had one hit, as Bradley logged a 13-5 hit advantage in the contest.

Bradley held the lead throughout the afternoon, scoring three runs in the second inning on three hits and two fielder’s choice.
Evansville answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth as Jake Mahon reached on his 15th hit by pitch of the season and scored on Kaczmarski’s RBI double to left-centerfield.

However, Bradley stretched its lead to four runs in the fifth, plating two on three hits in Freeland’s last inning of work.

In the sixth, Stamets led off with a double down the left field line and crossed the plate on Kyle Pollock’s sacrifice fly to center, cutting the margin to three.

However, the Braves immediately countered with one last run in the seventh, for a 6-2 advantage.

In the ninth, the Aces quickly put runners on base, as reliever Danny Gifford hit Kaczmarski, walked Pearson, and gave up a single to Hockemeyer to load the bases. Trentt Copeland’s RBI groundout plated a run, and Andy Lasher’s walk filled the bases again for pinch hitter John Day. After a call to the bullpen, Steve Adkins hit Day, bringing in a run while also putting the winning run on the base paths. Stamets’ deep foul ball down the left field line allowed Hockemeyer to score on a tag and moved both runners into scoring position. Unfortunately, Adkins quashed the rally, getting a fly ball for the final out of the game.

Bradley starter Tory Doerr (4-2) earned the win, limiting the Aces to two runs, four hits, a walk, and struck out two in seven innings. Adkins (2) took the save.

The Aces are back in action Wednesday when they host Belmont at 6:00 p.m.


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