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Monday, May 7, 2012

* Dan Avery Receives Administrative Excellence Award

Dan Avery, OTS Support Technician, received the Administrative Excellence Award at the Closing Reception held at the May House on Saturday, May 5.

Called “hard working” and “self-motivated” by his colleagues, Dan was nominated by various departments throughout the UE community, each noting that Dan goes above and beyond in his service to the university on a daily basis.

One of those nominating him said that that Dan “embodies what UE is all about – a strong commitment to students while creating a campus community of dedicated employees."

Dan is known on campus  to always be in “perpetual motion,” always ready to serve the needs of the University and to ensure that classroom technology and general audio visual equipment function as expected.  His exceptional work ethic and outstanding people skills make him an asset to everyone he encounters at the University – including the students.

* Mari Plikuhn Named Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, who was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the UE Alumni Association at Saturday's Commencement ceremony. 

Plikuhn, who just completed her second academic year as a UE faculty member, received the award after receiving high marks from students and colleagues. One nominator called her “a beyond wonderful professor” who “puts her heart into her lectures and is willing to help students in any way possible.”

Plikuhn arrived at UE in 2010 after earning a PhD in sociology with a graduate minor in gerontology from Purdue University. She also holds a Master of Science in sociology from Purdue, a Master of Science in child development and family studies from Purdue University Calumet, and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and clinical psychology from Purdue University Calumet. 

* Alissa Fricke and Kyle Coulson Named Outstanding Seniors

Congratulations to 2012 graduates Alissa Fricke and Kyle Coulson, who received the Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May Outstanding Senior Service Awards during Saturday's Commencement ceremony. These are the highest honors the University presents to one female and one male senior. A University committee chose the two recipients based on academic performance, a commitment to service, outstanding leadership, and diverse involvement in campus activities.

Alissa earned a Bachelor of Science in communication with emphases in public relations, advertising, and multimedia production, and a minor in legal studies. She will begin her career as the business development manager for Weaver, Dalton & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice in Henderson, Kentucky.

Kyle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. He will work in the marketing department of Hoosier Energy, where he previously completed an internship, and pursue a Master of Science in public service administration this fall at UE. 


What's Happening Today

* Summer Hours Begin Today

The University begins its modified summer schedule today. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 6. 

In all cases, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements during business hours. The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated. 



Upcoming Events

* Summer SDG2 New Cardholder Pcard Training Sessions

The summer SDG2 new cardholder Pcard training session dates and times have been set for:

Tuesday, May 15 from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, June 12 from 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, July 19 from 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m.

All four sessions will be in the Physical Plant Conference Room.

* 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.



Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Summer Locker Fees Due

It’s time to reserve your locker at the Fitness Center. The summer locker fee is $3. Please pay at the Fitness Center.


* 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.


* 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



* Aces Suffer Sweep In Dallas

The University of Evansville baseball team dropped both contests Saturday afternoon at Patriot Field, falling 14-1 in game one and 5-2 in game two to Dallas Baptist. Being swept for the first time this season, the Aces now own a 27-21 overall record, while DBU improves to 34-14.

Freshman Kyle Pollock spoiled the shutout in game one with a solo home run in the top of the ninth, representing his second of the series and fourth this season. With 17 hits, compared to UE’s four, Dallas Baptist scored in every inning except the first and third. Leading 1-0 heading into the fourth, the Patriots widened the gap with five runs, capped by a three-run homerun, and went on to score one run in the fifth, three in the sixth, and two in each the seventh and eighth frames.

Kyle Lloyd (3-3) took the loss, allowing seven runs, six earned, eighth hits, two walks, while striking out one in five innings of work. In relief, senior Zach Taylor tossed the sixth and seventh frames, giving up five runs and eight hits, while Sam Johns hurled the final inning, allowing two runs on a hit, walk, and hit by pitch.

Andrew Elkins (4-1) earned the win, throwing eight innings, allowing one run, three hits, with three strikeouts.

In game two, Dallas Baptist took a 2-0 lead with a run in each the first and second innings, before Evansville broke on the board in the third with Jake Mahon’s RBI single with two outs.

The Patriots answered in the bottom of the frame with a solo home run, representing DBU’s fifth long ball of the series.
However, the Aces rallied for a run in the fifth, cutting the deficit to one, 3-2. Mahon recorded his second RBI of the game, bringing home freshman Kyle Schwinghamer who reached on a single and advanced on sophomore Tim Bodine’s bunt single.

Unfortunately, that was as close as the Aces got, as the Patriots scored one run in both the seventh and eighth innings for the final 5-2 score.

Freshman Kyle Freeland (3-5) took the loss, throwing seven frames, allowing four runs in 10 hits, walked none, and struck out five. Junior Josh Biggs closed the contest, giving up one run and one hit.

Mahon (2-for-3) and junior Jason Hockemeyer (2-for-4) recorded multi-hit performances to lead the Aces’ seven hits in the game.

Evansville is back in action Wednesday, hosting Austin Peay at 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium.

* Aces Sweep Sycamores, Clinch Spot In MVC Tournament

The University of Evansville softball team completed the sweep of Indiana State and secured a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with a 7-0 win today’s series finale against the Sycamores.

With Wichita State losing in its final game against Drake, the Aces finish eighth in MVC regular play, clinching the final spot in the Valley tournament with an 8-19 conference record.

The Aces (18-36) will now travel to Carbondale, Ill., to face No. 5 Creighton on Thursday in the first round of the MVC Tournament.

Game Recap: UE 7, Indiana State 0
Sophomore Katie Sears started the game with a double to left field and advanced to third on a passed ball before freshman Kayla Fortner walked to put runners on the corners with one out. Fortner advanced to second on a stolen base before another passed ball allowed her to move up to third as Sears crossed the plate to put the first run on the board. Senior Allison Aguilera walked to put runners on the corners again before the third passed ball of the inning allowed Fortner to score as Aguilera advanced to second. Sophomore Kacey Rogers then entered the game as a pinch-runner for Aguilera, advancing to third on a wild pitch. Senior Amy Gaertner then chopped a groundout back to Sycamore pitcher Lindsey Beisser, but  it was good enough to score Rogers from third, giving Evansville a 3-0 lead before the inning ended.

Gaertner blasted her sixth home run of the season to start the bottom of the fourth, sending a solo shot over the left field wall. Sophomore Niki Rahming then drove a one-out single through the left side before junior Brianna Villanueva laid down a perfectly placed bunt for a base hit to put two runners on for the Aces. A double steal moved both runners up to second and third with Sears at the plate. Sears attempted to bunt for a hit, but was thrown out by a half a step to shut down the inning with the Aces leading 4-0.

Fortner notched her first hit of the series with a one-out single in the bottom of the fifth. Aguilera followed with a hit by pitch to bring Gaertner to the plate with two runners on board. Gaertner delivered, hitting a hard liner up the middle to mark her second hit of the game and load the bases. Freshman Victoria Dellorto then cranked a single through the left side, scoring Fortner to increase UE’s lead to 5-0. Niki Rahming then worked a full-count walk to bring in Aguilera. Senior Ashleigh Rahming hit a fielder’s choice grounder that was good enough to score Gaertner as Dellorto was thrown out at third. Leading 7-0, pinch-hitter senior Maggie Little drove a line drive up the middle, but ISU second baseman Hailey Tinsman robbed her of the hit to end the inning.

Junior Sarah Patterson notched the win, allowing just five hits and striking out four in the complete-game shutout


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