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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Nursing Pinning Ceremony

The University of Evansville Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences will hold its Nursing Class of 2012 Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony on Friday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center,

* Commencement Set for Saturday

UE Commencement is set for this Saturday, May 5, at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. The  ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. with student robing at 12:30 p.m. and faculty robing at 1 p.m. The Baccalaureate service is planned for 10:00 a.m. that day in Neu Chapel. Graduates – if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend, let them know that they can watch Commencement via live streaming at


* Summer Golf League

The Summer Golf League starts on May 10! Email if you might be interested in participating. All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to play.


* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Join Team UE for Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 2!

Come join TEAM UE as we attempt to defend our gold bracket title in the Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 2. This is a fun, exciting event that anyone can participate in (students, faculty, or staff). To sign up or for more information please contact Angie Stauber at ext 2622 or email to be a team member.

* Saturday, June 2 Honoring Women Veterans Conference - Registration Open through May 21

The conference, to be held on Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, is open to women who have served in the U.S. military. Participants will receive valuable information, networking opportunities, friendships, pampering, and fun!  Women veterans should register attendance by May 21 at or call the UE Office of Veterans Affairs at 812-488-2141.


Info You Should Know

* Libraries May Intersession Hours Schedule

UE Libraries will observe the following hours schedule during the May Intersession. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or .

May Intersession  (May 3-13):

- Thursday, May 3rd:          8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 4th:                 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5th:           CLOSED
- Sunday, May 6th:              CLOSED
- Monday, May 7th:            8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 8th:            8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 9th:     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May, 10th:       8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 11th:               8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12th:         CLOSED
- Sunday, May 13th:            CLOSED

Summer Session hours begin on May 14.


* Last Exit Session

Students who have received a Federal Stafford Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session on May 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 103, Hyde Hall. 

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of two people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes.

* 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. 

* 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.

* Laundry Card Reimbursement

Beginning Fall 2012, campus laundry will be unlimited and included in student room and board.  So, do mom a favor, don’t take home dirty clothing… use up your laundry card balance or share with a friend who has dirty clothes!

For reimbursement of unused laundry $ prior to leaving UE, bring your laundry card to Administrative Services at 1 South Frederick St. (General Services building where Safety & Security is located) by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 4. Note: Students taking summer classes will still be able to use their laundry cards for much of the summer.  An end date will be announced in July.

* 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

* 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



* Matthew Knoester

A new volume edited by Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester titled "International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education," has been sent to press and will be available at the end of June. Chapters of the book focus on educational issues in Israel, China, South Korea, India, Brazil, and the United States.

* 2012 Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award Winners

The 2012 Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award winners are:

Don Roberts – College of Engineering and Computer Science
The winner of the Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is Dr. Don Roberts, Associate Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Roberts is completing his 10th year at the University of Evansville. Among Don’s teaching achievements is a course that teaches students to develop Applications (Apps) for the iPhone. In addition, he is an outstanding trivia player.

Walt Lewis - College of Education and Health Sciences
Walt Lewis began teaching in the School of Education at the University of Evansville in 2000. In addition to teaching he has served as director of Student Teaching and the Transition to Teaching program, and for two years he led the School of Education as its chair. Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, he had a successful career as a teacher and principal in the EVSC during which time he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the University of Evansville.

Omer Bayar – Schroeder Family School of Business Administration
Omer Bayar joined the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at the University of Evansville in 2010. His primary teaching areas include Principles of Microeconomics and International Monetary Economics. His research interests parallel his teaching interests and focuses on monetary policy adjustment, interaction of housing market and the macro-economy, and the effect of international sporting events on trade. He received his PhD from the University of Tennessee where he was the recipient of the J. Fred and Wilma A. Holly Fellowship.

John Lakey – College of Arts and Sciences
John Lakey began teaching in the Department of Psychology at the University of Evansville in 1973 following the award of his Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology from the U. of Texas and his M.S. in clinical psychology from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio.  Dr. Lakey teaches many psychology courses including the senior seminar course.  He is currently serving as the Department Chair in Psychology. 

John David Lutz – College of Arts and Sciences
John David Lutz began teaching in the Department of Theatre in 1965 following a graduate degree from the University of Denver.  He is a graduate of the University of Evansville.  He has been the department chair since 1983.  He has been honored with many awards for his teaching and directing including:  the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion, the Berger Award for Outstanding Creative Artist, and the Indiana Governor’s Arts Award for Arts Educator of the Year.  He has also been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre.



* Archaeology and Art History Majors Have Big Plans for the Summer

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the summer plans of its majors, which include participation in archaeological excavations, museum internships, volunteer positions, and employment in the US and abroad.

Megan Anderson – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Nate Biondi – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Sarah Carlton – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Josephine Curtis – Floor Staff Member, Children’s Museum of Evansville, IN
Emma Dunleavy – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Elizabeth Frost – Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy
Kelly Goodner – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Brianne Harrell – Intern, Reitz Home Museum, IN
Molly Hodgen – Intern, Registrar’s Office, Evansville Museum, IN
Carly Herrud – Isles of Shoals Archaeology Project, ME
Carissa Kepner – Intern, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, IN
Michael Koletsos – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Kaman Law – Staff Assistant and Acting Registrar, Evansville Museum, IN
Rachel Lawrence – Volunteer, Peoria Historical Society, IL
Lydia Maurice – USI’s New Harmony Excavations, IN
Emily Mella – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Melanie Miller – Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project, Belize
Sami Miller – Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy
Alyssa Reynolds – USI’s New Harmony Excavations, IN
Anna Salzman – Tour Guide, USS LST-325 Ship Memorial, IN
Hilda Torres – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Hilary Waltz – Volunteer, Dubois County Museum, IN
Emily Williams – Volunteer, National World War I Museum, MO


Sympathy to...

* Donations in memory of Carson Board

Women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree and her husband, Michael Board appreciate the many expressions of support for their family during the loss of their infant son, Carson. For those who are interested in doing so, they ask that memorial contributions be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation, with a notation that it go to the NICU. Krista says they hope it will reflect their gratitude for taking such good care of Carson during his time there.

Online contributions can be made through At the end under additional comments, please ask that the contribution be directed to the NICU Fund.  If you would prefer to send a check, it should be made payable to Riley Children's Foundation with “NICU Fund” in the memo line. The address is 30 South Meridian St, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204.



* Aces Walk Off With, 1-0, Win Over Belmont In The 11th

With no outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, junior Eric Stamets’ liner through the right side drove home senior Jordan Chavis from second, not only representing the winning run, Wednesday night at Braun Stadium, but the only run of the game, as the Aces overcame Belmont University, 1-0.

With the non-conference victory, the Aces improve to 27-18 on the season, while the Bruins fall to 28-17.

Tossing the final two innings, senior Zach Taylor (4-2) earned the win and preserved the combined shutout, allowing two hits, a walk, while striking out one. Sophomore Ryan Billo took the no decision after throwing nine shutout innings, scattering six hits, walking none, and struck out six.

A pitcher’s duel for both sides, Belmont starter Dan Ludwig had a perfect game going through five innings, but was relieved by five different arms on the predetermined staff day. The last hurler of the day, Tim Bowles (0-1), took the loss, allowing four hits and a run across the 10th and 11th innings.

Totaling six hits as a team, Stamets and Chavis both went 2-for-4, while freshman Kevin Kaczmarski and junior Jason Hockemeyer each tallied a hit in the contest.

Stamets broke up the Bruins’ combined perfect game in the seventh with a single to centerfield, but was left stranded. While the Aces’ defense did not allow a Belmont runner past first base in the late innings, offensively UE advanced men to third in both the bottom of the ninth and 10th innings, but Belmont was able to get out of the jams.

However in the 11th, Chavis led off with a single to left field and advanced to second following a passed ball on an inside pitch to Stamets. With the runner in scoring position, Stamets lined the ball under the dive of the second baseman to give Evansville its sixth walk-off win of the season.

The Aces are back in action this weekend, traveling to Dallas Baptist for a three-game non-conference series. Game one begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s doubleheader kicks off at 1:00 p.m.

* Annual Golf Classic

On Tuesday, May 22, the Purple Aces Club will hold its annual Golf Classic at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind.

All proceeds from the event will benefit University of Evansville athletic scholarships. Foursomes can join for $500 while individual players can register for $125.  The deadline for entry into the tournament is May 14.

Registration and lunch take place from 11 a.m. through 12:15 p.m. with the event set for a shotgun start at 12:30.  A post-event reception will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with awards being given out at that time.  Quail Crossing Golf Club, located in Boonville, will play host to the tournament.

There are also several sponsorship opportunities.  For $150, you can become a hole sponsor, which includes a sponsor sign on the tee or green.  A pair of opportunities are available for $250 including Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive sponsors.  Both include a sign on the tee for those respective holes.  Cart sponsors are also available for $750 and include sponsor signs on all carts.  Each sponsorship opportunity also consists of recognition on select promotional materials.

For more information, please contact Senior Associate Athletics Director Dwight Merilatt at 812-488-2287 or at

* Andrew Luo Named To MVC All-Conference Team

Following his second-place finish at the 2012 State Farm MVC Tournament, senior Andrew Luo was named to the MVC All-Conference Team.

Luo finished the opening 36 holes of play tied for the lead on Monday at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.  After shooting a 72 in the first round, Luo followed that up with an even 70 in round two.  In Tuesday’s final round, the Taiwan native shot a 76 to finish just a shot off of medalist honors.

His efforts helped UE to a sixth place finish in the season-ending event.  Below is a full list of the All-Conference Team along with winners of the specialty awards.


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