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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Upcoming Events

* Lytho 1:1 Learning Sessions

The Office of Marketing and Communications is offering 1:1 learning sessions for Lytho, the University workflow system for marketing requests and materials. If you are still trying to navigate Lytho or want to learn more about its tricks and tools, the session can cover:
- Submitting requests
- Marking up changes to your proofs and leaving comments
- Review statuses
- Accessing deliverables (completed files)
- And more

This is open to any faculty, staff, or administrator that has used Lytho or is planning to. For more information, please contact Abigail Perry at

Submitted by Abigail Perry

Info You Should Know

* May Pcard Reconciliation and Expense Submission Due

The May Pcard cycle ended on Monday, May 22 at midnight. In preparation for the closing of a Monthly cycle, cardholders are reminded to reconcile posted transactions in SDG2 throughout the cycle rather than waiting until the close of the cycle. Remember, transactions post in SDG2 within 24 – 48 hours following a Pcard purchase. When the cycle closes, MasterCard uploads/posts last minute transactions for the cycle ending. As of the morning of May 24, Cardholders should finalize additional posted Pcard transactions and finish your reconciliation by running the monthly expense report and completing the “Pcard Reconciliation Submission Form” (PRSF) process.

Cardholders should enter all posted transaction expense descriptions and account numbers for the May cycle before the GL file Lock/Upload on May 29, 2023.

Reminder: Pcard Monthly Reconciliation Overview

For the Pcard reconciliation of monthly posted transactions, cardholders will need to do the following steps:

Reconcile all posted transaction in SDG2 for May by entering expense descriptions and adding accounts numbers with object codes.

1. Run Expense Report in SDG2.

2. Create a combined pdf of your reconciled expense report from SDG2 and all receipts for posted transactions by one of the following methods:

a. Scan your printed report & receipts from a copier.

b. Using Adobe combine your pdf formatted expense report and all receipts into one file.

NOTE: Scanned copies must be readable. Cardholders shall retain copies of receipts in their files for at least two (2) years.

3. Open the “Pcard Reconciliation Submission Form” (PRSF) at: Note: Bookmark the “Pcard Reconciliation Submission Form” as a favorite for easy access next month.

4. Complete the “PRSF” and attach (load) the May combined (one PDF) expense report and receipts and submit the form. Note: Your Supervisor will receive the form and file for review and approval via email.

5. Once your Supervisor has approved the PRS form, the cardholder submission is be complete.


• For those departments with additional review requirements before it goes to the final supervisor, Accounting recommends that the cardholder send the combined pdf and information to that person prior to PRSF submission. Once the initial review is complete, the PRSF can be submitted and sent to the final supervisor for approval. There is only one Approver on the PRSF so any additional review will be done within your own department and final approval from the supervisor will be the only one submitted to Accounting & Audit.

Submitted by Kim Winsett
* HIST 112 offered during Summer 2

We were pleased to remind you that History 112 will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer II. This class fulfills the General Education requirement for Outcome Three, and as a temporary measure also fulfills Outcome Four. Plenty of spaces are available for students of any discipline. The class instructor is Dr. James MacLeod.

Submitted by James MacLeod
* Free framed world map

The Harlaxton office is clearing out storage and has a large framed world map available. It is around 6ft wide and 4ft tall, so it would be great to fill a large open wall in your office or area! Photo attached. Contact Kaylynn McCalister by June 1 if interested at extension 2039 or!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister
* Lytho Tip of the Week: Approval Status

Please read the attached article to learn about the approval statuses on Lytho.

Submitted by Abigail Perry
* Floor Cleaning Notice for Multiple Buildings

Floor Cleaning Notice for Multiple Buildings (See Impact Below)

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:
Bob Dale,

Description of Work:
A contractor will conduct annual floor cleaning per the schedule listed below. If your building is not listed, it has already been cleaned or will be completed during Christmas Break. Facilities Maintenance Services technicians will move trash containers, recycling bins, chairs, and floor mats. A blue sticker will be placed on the office doorknob when work is finished.

Affected Dates and Buildings:
Sunday, May 14 through
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Week of May 14:
Graves Hall

Weeks of May 21-June 1:
Koch Center

Weeks of June 4 – June 15:
Schroeder School of Business (SOBA)

Weeks of June 18 – June 29:
Carson Center

Impact for Occupants:
There will be intermittent noise, vibrations, and non-toxic odors associated with this work.

Action(s) Required:
- Remove any paper, boxes, and personal belongings from your office floor prior to the scheduled cleaning date.
- Please allow time for the floor to dry prior to placing objects on the floor.
- To have your research lab floors cleaned, contact the Facilities Service Center at 812-488-2775 prior to the scheduled cleaning date.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus.
To report a facilities emergency, call (812) 488-2775

Submitted by Karen McDonald
* Lytho Tip of the Week: Explore your toolbar

Read this article from the Marketing Team to learn what each tool in your Lytho toolbar is used for!

Submitted by Abigail Perry
* 2023 David Ragland Kids Camp

The 2023 David Ragland Boys & Girls Basketball Camp will take place from May 30th - June 2nd. Camp will take place between 9:00am and 4:00pm over the four days with registration opening on Tuesday the 30th at 8:15am in Meeks Fieldhouse.

An amazing experience for basketball players of all ages, the camp includes lunch each day, the opportunity to work with the UE coaching staff while meeting members of the Purple Aces men's basketball team, a camp t-shirt, contests, competitions and more.

*Discounts of $25 are given to current Aces Assist Club members and UE faculty and staff.

Submitted by Roosevelt Jones
* 2023-24 Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Student Financial Services has a list of outside scholarship opportunities for the 2023-24 academic year.  The document is updated regularly and contains information on applying for outside scholarships of varying requirements, deadlines, and award amounts.  To access the document, go to, click on Menu, select Department and Office Pages, select Student Financial Services, and click on Additional Scholarship Opportunities.

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

Submitted by Amber Chandler


* UE Suzuki Violin Program Faculty Recognized for Teaching Anniversaries

UE Suzuki Talent Education Violin Program instructors, Maria Mastropaolo and Sarah Pearce were recognized for milestone anniversaries as members of the Suzuki faculty during the Program’s May Solo Recital week, May 1-4. Maria Mastropaolo celebrates 25 years of teaching and Sarah Pearce celebrates 15 years on the faculty.  Both have taken extensive training for both Suzuki violin pedagogy and Suzuki Early Childhood Education and are recognized as highly-qualified instructors by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Sarah and Maria serve as officers on the Executive Board of the Suzuki Association of Indiana. Both have been selected for presentations for the SAA Parents as Partners annual on-line lecture series. Maria has earned a Suzuki Association of the Americas Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Teaching. She has served as faculty for the University of Louisville Suzuki Institute. Maria is a member of the 1st violin section of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Both teachers are responsible for students who have earned recognition for their distinguished musical accomplishments locally and elserwhere.  Sarah and Maria are graduates of the University of Evansville.

The UE Suzuki Program has been celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2022-2023. Professor Emerita, Carol Dallinger, established the Program when she joined the music faculty in 1972. For information about the UE Suzuki Violin Program go to:

Submitted by Carol J Dallinger
* Mathematics Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s Mathematics Award recipients!
The Bennett-Knott Outstanding Senior in Mathematics Award recipients are Nicole Tucker and Sarah Vreeland.
The Gruenwald Commitment to Excellence award was presented to Nicole Benati.

The Outstanding Freshman Mathematics award recipient is Daniel Dwyer.

Submitted by Stacey Beard


* UE's Hayes, Lasam Named To MVC Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team

University of Evansville senior thrower Jaden Hayes (Huntingburg, Ind./Southridge) and sophomore triple jumper Denzel Lasam (St. Louis, Mo./De Smet Jesuit) have been named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team for their work both in the classroom and in the field.

In order to earn MVC Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team status, individuals must have a cumulative grade-point average above 3.50, be at least a sophomore in both academic and athletic standing at their respective MVC institution, and finish in the top eight of an individual event or top three in a relay event at either the MVC Indoor or Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Hayes earned MVC Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team honors by posting a 3.74 GPA in Neuroscience at UE, while also finishing seventh in the discus event at the Outdoor Championships with a school-record throw of 50.24 meters (164’ 10”).  Lasam joined Hayes on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team by posting a 3.77 GPA in Exercise Science at UE, while placing sixth in the men’s triple jump at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a leap of 13.32 meters (43’ 8.5”).

It marks the fourth-straight year in which Evansville has placed someone on the MVC’s Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team.  UE restarted its Track & Field program six years ago.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE Men's Basketball Coaching Staff Update

University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach David Ragland has announced an update to his coaching staff as assistant coach Marcus Wilson has chosen to pursue other career opportunities.

“I want to personally thank Marcus for returning to the University of Evansville and working on our staff as we set the foundation for our program,” Ragland said.  “Marcus and I have relationship that dates back over 20 years and that friendship will never change.  He has a passion for the University of Evansville and helped our student-athletes realize what it means to be a Purple Aces.”

“Marcus’ true passion in life is to help people and I know that he will continue to do so in the future.”

Submitted by Athletics
* Six Baseball Aces Earn All-MVC Honors

The University of Evansville baseball team had six different players earn all-Missouri Valley Conference accolades on Monday night, as the league announced its annual post-season awards at the MVC Tournament banquet in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Fifth-year first baseman Chase Hug, junior second baseman Kip Fougerousse, and graduate outfielder Eric Roberts earned first team all-MVC honors, with redshirt junior closer Nate Hardman capturing second team all-Valley plaudits. Junior shortstop Simon Scherry and junior starting pitcher Nick Smith both earned honorable mention all-MVC honors, with Scherry and Hug also being named to the MVC’s All-Defensive Team.

Hug earned first team all-MVC honors at first baseman while ranking in the league’s top 10 in 10 different offensive categories, including hits, doubles, triples, home runs, and RBI. Hug will bring a team-best .315 average into Wednesday’s MVC Tournament opener against Southern Illinois, and he has not gone more than two games without a base hit since the first week of the regular-season. Hug also was named to the MVC’s All-Defensive Team at first base after a season in which he committed just one error in a league-best 487 defensive chances.

Fougerousse has been one of the top newcomers in the MVC this year, ranking eighth in the league in home runs with 12, while also ranking 11th in RBI with 42. Fougerousse has been one of the hottest hitters of late, hitting safely in 21 of the last 24 games, and he had at least one multi-hit game against eight of the nine Valley opponents this year.

Roberts earned first-team all-MVC accolades in a record year, as he broke the UE single-season home run record and currently leads the Valley with 21 home runs. Overall, Roberts ranks among the Valley’s top 10 in 10 different categories, including leading the league in both home runs and RBI (58). He is trying to join Tanner Craig from the COVID-shortened 2020 season as the only two Purple Aces to lead the Valley in both home runs and RBI in the same season.

Hardman captured second team all-MVC honors in a season in which he ranks among the national leaders in saves. Hardman will enter this week’s tournament ranked 14th in NCAA Division I baseball with 10 saves, and his 10 saves rank sixth-best all-time in UE history for a single-season. In tied games and save situations, he has been almost untouchable, as he is 1-1 with a 1.19 ERA and 10 saves in those situations.

Scherry earned honorable mention all-MVC and MVC All-Defensive Team honors at shortstop for a steady season which has seen him hit .290 in league play (.278 overall), while posting a .971 fielding percentage with 156 defensive assists, which ranks second in the Valley entering the tournament. Scherry caught fire over the season’s final five games, hitting .429 (9-for-21) during a team-best five-game hitting streak, and he has closed to within five hits of 200 in his UE career.

Smith was UE’s final honoree, as he nabbed honorable mention all-MVC status. Despite battling some arm discomfort during the month of April, Smith has gone 4-3 with a 4.77 ERA this season, striking out 64 men in 71.2 innings of work. Smith showed what he is capable of in one of UE’s biggest wins of the year, holding nationally-ranked Indiana State to a single unearned run on five base hits in UE’s 2-1 win over the Sycamores.

Evansville will enter the MVC Tournament with a 33-22 overall record. UE will open MVC Tournament play at 8 a.m. central time on Wednesday morning against long-time rival Southern Illinois. Every game of the MVC Tournament can be seen live on ESPN+, and every UE game can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and the Old National Bank/Purple Aces Sports Network from Learfield.

Submitted by Athletics
* MVC Baseball Tournament Begins Wednesday For UE

The Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament will begin on Wednesday morning for the University of Evansville baseball team, as the Purple Aces will battle long-time rival Southern Illinois in game three of the tournament at 8 a.m. central time at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Every game of this week’s tournament can be seen live on ESPN+, and every UE game can be heard in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and the Old National Bank/Purple Aces Sports Network from Learfield.

Evansville will enter the MVC Tournament as the No. 4 seed, after going 33-22 during the regular-season, including tying SIU in the league standings for third place with a 15-12 Valley record.  Evansville won six of its nine MVC series this year, including winning all three Valley series during the month of May.  SIU was one of the three teams to take a series from Evansville, as the Salukis won a pair of close contests on Saturday and Sunday after UE posted a 10-2 win on Friday night to earn the series victory.

Evansville is led into the post-season by six Purple Aces who earned all-MVC honors on Monday night in a vote of the league’s coaches.  Fifth-year first baseman Chase Hug, junior second baseman Kip Fougerousse, and graduate outfielder Eric Roberts earned first team all-Valley honors, with redshirt junior closer Nate Hardman capturing second team honors.  Junior shortstop Simon Scherry and junior starting pitcher Nick Smith both earned honorable mention all-MVC status.

Hug currently leads Evansville in hitting at .315, while Roberts leads UE and the MVC in both home runs (21) and RBI (58).  Both men rank in the top 10 of 10 different offensive categories entering the Valley Tournament, and Roberts is trying to become just the second Purple Ace to lead the MVC in both home runs and RBI, joining Tanner Craig in 2020.

Southern Illinois will enter this week’s tournament as the No. 3 seed after finishing the regular-season at 30-25 overall and 15-12 in the MVC.  The Salukis had six players earn all-Valley accolades as well, led by second team all-MVC performers Steven Loden at second base, catcher Cole Christman, outfielder Pier-Olivier Boucher, and starting pitcher Jake Combs.  Boucher currently leads SIU with a .333 average, while Loden ranks second in the MVC with 18 home runs.

Wednesday morning’s meeting will mark the 12th time in which UE and SIU have met in the MVC Tournament.  The Salukis hold a narrow 6-5 edge at the conference tournament over UE, including posting an 8-5 win over Evansville in last year’s MVC Tournament.  The winner of Wednesday morning’s game will advance on to face the winner of No. 2 Missouri State and either No. 5 Murray State or No. 8 Valparaiso on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. central.  The loser of Wednesday morning’s contest will return on Thursday morning to battle in an elimination game at 8 a.m. central time.

Submitted by Athletics

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