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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

* Lincoln Commons Groundbreaking Ceremony Time Capsule

A time capsule will be placed into Lincoln Commons during a groundbreaking ceremony in early August. Members of the community are invited to include any items of significance or importance that you feel would work best for future generations to uncover.

You are welcome to drop these off at the Office of Facilities Management by August 1.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Fire Alarm Testing Notice for Campus Buildings

A contractor will conduct the required annual fire alarm testing throughout the next few weeks. The contractor will avoid fire alarm testing during SOAR events and other scheduled camps and events in Eykamp and Neu Chapel. Testing will begin on Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 28. The testing may cause intermittent noise, and non-toxic odors. Please use caution near contractors, equipment, and activity.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this work, please contact Tony Holt at

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

Submitted by

Upcoming Events

* Employee Summer Healthy Behavior Challenge

Welcome to the Water You Waiting For? Challenge!

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated year-round, but especially in the summer months. This is a newer challenge here at Ascension St. Vincent Tri State Clinics to help make staying hydrated a little bit easier for you! It's designed to help make a daily habit of drinking enough water by challenging you to drink at least 64 oz (8 cups) daily for 6 weeks. Of course, we all require different amounts of water each day depending on our environment, how much we exercise, etc. Proper hydration is important for our bodies to function properly and adequately!

Each week, we’ll share tips and tricks to make drinking water a habit as well as the major health benefits to staying adequately hydrated. A printable water tracking calendar will be emailed to you before the challenge start date. However, feel free to make your own!

Earn a one-time $150 in HRA credits for completing the challenge! To make sure you receive your $150 credit, be sure to send your water tracker to Taylor at at the end of the challenge. A reminder will be sent out as the challenge end date nears!

Prizes will be drawn at random out of those who submit their water trackers at the end. There will be four chances to win a $50 gift card!!

Interested in signing up? Follow the link below!


Submitted by Taylor Kollak

Info You Should Know

* Purchasing Card Form Moves Online

Effective immediately, Pcard applications, permanent change and temporary increase requests are now online. You can find the form at in the ”Accounting & Audit” tab. There is one form and you can select whether it is a temporary increase, permanent change or application once you are in the form. You will not approve your own request, please add the next approvers as needed. We will stop processing the paper/pdf forms after Monday, July 24, 2023. Any forms currently in the process of being approved will be completed. All new requests must be submitted using the online form. Please contact Jenni Sauls at ext. 2183 or with any questions. Thank you for your attention to this new policy!

Submitted by Jenni Sauls
* UE Hires Director of Graduate Enrollment

UE has announced the appointment of Dr. Charles "Toby" Ziglar as the new Director of Graduate Enrollment at the University of Evansville (UE). Following a nationwide search, Dr. Ziglar emerged as the ideal candidate for this crucial role.

In his capacity as the Director of Graduate Enrollment, Dr. Ziglar will establish and lead the Office of Graduate Programs, which will shape and guide the future trajectory of UE's Graduate studies within our community and beyond.

Dr. Ziglar holds a PhD in New Testament Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an EdD in Higher Education Leadership from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BA in Religion from Samford University.

Dr. Ziglar brings with him a wealth of experience in higher education, spanning over two decades. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated exceptional administrative leadership, strategic planning, programmatic growth, budgetary oversight, student services, and policy development, all of which have proven instrumental in elevating enrollment and enhancing student retention. Notably, Dr. Ziglar has held significant positions such as Dean of the Graduate School and Director of Graduate and International Admissions at the University of West Georgia, GA; Vice President for Enrollment Management at Bluefield College, VA; Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Kennesaw State University, GA, Director of Admissions in the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University, NC; and Coordinator for Graduate Recruitment at Georgia Southern University, GA.

Dr. Ziglar’s leadership will provide tremendous support to faculty and administrators in all our graduate programs. His vast experience and numerous talents will help us to identify new opportunities and bolster our growth in graduate studies at UE.

Please join ue in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Ziglar as the Director of Graduate Enrollment at UE.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Lynn Falcony joins staff as University of Evansville campus minister

Lynn Falcony of Newburgh has joined the Diocese of Evansville staff as campus minister at the University of Evansville. She fills a vacancy created by the departure of Sister of Providence Jessica Vitente, who left to pursue educational opportunities outside the diocese.

Lynn is a 2005 graduate of Reitz Memorial High School, and she earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Indiana East. Lynn spent time in discernment and formation with the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, and she has been active in diocesan ministries - including Teens Encounter Christ, Cursillo, and Source + Summit.

Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Jeremy Goebel said, "I am grateful and excited to welcome Lynn as our new campus minister at the University of Evansville. Her passion for her Catholic faith is evident and contagious. Please join me in praying for Lynn and the students and staff that she will serve on the UE campus."

Lynn said, "Over the years, so many individuals in our diocese have generously shared God’s love with me and created a safe space to grow. I am most excited about creating that space for students - where they may encounter Christ’s love in a personal way, explore their gifts and grow in our faith, while also providing them with opportunities to share the love of Christ with others in our community."

Lynn joins the staff from Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, where she served as a skills-development specialist and as a member of the crisis management team. She also completed a research internship with Youth First in Evansville.

Lynn also served as a certified pharmacy technician at St. Mary Medical Center in Evansville, now Ascension St. Vincent Hospital.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* 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, July 2 through Thursday, August 10, 2023
Weeks of July 2 through July 17: Hyde Hall
Weeks of July 18 through July 27: Olmsted Hall
Week of July 30 through August 3: Ridgway University Center
Week of August 6 through August 10: Krannert Hall

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
* Order Textbooks Online and Skip the Lines

Did you know you can order your textbooks online ahead of time and skip the long in-store lines? Simply visit the bookstore online at, click on "Find Course Materials” under the “Course Materials & Textbooks” header, select your courses from the dropdown menus, and the website will pull a personalized list of Required and Recommended titles!

If you plan on renting any books, you will need to put in a credit card to secure the rental BUT you can pay a different way! Need to use your Book Loan before your Financial Aid is distributed? Have VA benefits? You can do use these AND rent! When it comes time to check out, make sure you follow the directions, putting in your credit card AND selecting the secondary form of payment as "Financial Aid: Student Account". When the order comes through, the appropriate account will be charged (nothing will be charged to the credit card unless you damage the books or don't bring them back at the end of the semester).

Please allow up to 72 hours for web order processing during the first 2 weeks of class. You will receive 2 emails: one confirming the order, the other letting you know when it is ready to pickup/has been shipped. Please wait for that second email before coming in to pick up your order. If you have decided to have your books shipped, the tracking number will be in that email. Please note that we do not begin to fulfill web orders until August 1st, so if you don't think they'll arrive before you leave for campus, please select "pickup in-store".

Find out you don’t need the book? You have one week from the start of classes to return the book for a full refund with the book in original condition and a copy of your receipt.

Dropped a class? Get a full refund if you return your book by September 29th, with proof that you dropped the course, the book in original condition, and a copy of your receipt.

Of course, if you don't feel comfortable ordering online, you're more than welcome to bring your schedule into the store (either printed or pulled up on your phone), we will pull your books at our back counter, and you can pay at the register. Remember, if you're renting, you need to have a credit card to secure the rentals, even if you're using a different form of payment!

=*IMPORTANT*= If you are a student athlete, we are changing the way you gets your books, so please DO NOT place an online order. You will receive further instructions directly from Athletics.

Submitted by Becky Lamont
* Order your business cards and stationery

Don’t forget to plan for the fall and order your letterhead, business cards, envelopes, and stationery through Marcom.

Visit the Marcom webpage to place an order. If you have never ordered through Marcom, you will be prompted to create an account.

Marcom will provide directions for ordering, create a proof to approve for your order, and also indicate how to enter your budget code for the request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Wendy Marx at and 812-488-2561.

Submitted by Abigail Perry
* Establish or Renew Your Payroll Deduction for 2023-24

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your unwavering commitment to excellence in education. We are so fortunate that our campus community tirelessly gives their time, talents, and treasures.

As we move FORWARD>> into our next fiscal year, we want to be sure we provided you with the opportunity to establish or renew your payroll deduction. To establish a payroll deduction, please access the MyUE portal, and click on “Campus Campaign Pledge Form.” When completed, please send the form to

A gift via payroll deduction is an easy way to support our students and campus. It also lends itself to becoming a President’s Club member, which is our gift society of donors who contribute at least $1,000 in combined gifts per fiscal year. One benefit of becoming a President’s Club member is receiving a parking decal/hangtag which allows you to park anywhere on campus (except for the admissions’ purple and handicap spots). Giving through payroll deduction will also count towards the goals for FORWARD>> The Campaign for the University of Evansville. To learn more, visit

We are stronger together, and when we support each other, we strengthen our ability to continue to live out the University of Evansville’s mission to think critically, act bravely, serve responsibility, and live meaningfully in a changing world.

Thank you and go Aces!

Submitted by Jennifer J Calderone


* Kenneth Steinsultz conducts Quincy Park Band

Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, Director of Bands was conductor for the Quincy Park Band's 75th Anniversary concert in Quincy, Illinois on Sunday, July 9. In addition to conducting, Dr. Steinsultz was part of a featured euphonium duet with MGySgt (retired)Phil Franke, former principal euphonium in "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.

Submitted by Kenneth Steinsultz
* Professor Khan Published a Journal article and a book

Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance, published a coauthored paper titled, “An empirical Study on the relationship between credit ratings and banks’ performance: Evidence from an emerging market.” In the recent edition of International Journal of Accounting & Business Finance.

Professor Khan also coauthored a book, “Black gold´s price plunge: Are conventional and interest free Islamic banks equally vulnerable?”  ISBN: 978-999949-8-310-0, 2022, Eliva Press.

Submitted by Walayet A. Khan

Sympathy to...

* Sympathies to the family of Bill Morrison

The UE family is saddened to hear the news of the passing of Sue Thompson Morrison. Sue was a 1974 graduate of the University of Evansville and wife of Dr. Bill Morrison, professor emeritus of the UE Department of Chemistry. Please keep the Morrison family in your thoughts and prayers during the difficult time. A celebration of life will be held at Patchwork Central (100 Washington Avenue in Evansville) on Saturday, August 19. Visitation starts at 2:30 p.m., with a brief memorial to begin at 4 p.m., followed by food and music until 7 p.m.

Submitted by Noah Alatza

Harlaxton Happenings

* Digging Harlaxton named Top 3 Community Project of the Year by Council for British Archaeology

The Council for British Archaeology in partnership with the Marsh Charitable Trust has named Digging Harlaxton in the Top 3 for the Marsh Community Archaeology Awards.
Digging Harlaxton was a month-long field school with a commitment to being a truly inclusive program. Developed by Harlaxton College in 2022 and involving participants from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, it focused on developing and enhancing the methodological and practical field skills of participants through excavation of Harlaxton Manor while being actively tailored to accommodate any range of physical requirements and support mental health needs.

Digging Harlaxton is in the top 3 for Community Projects of the Year for a Marsh Community Archaeology Award.

Submitted by Noah Alatza


* Dominique McBryde named GA for UE Women's Basketball

Dominique McBryde, a native of Indiana and former student-athlete at Purdue and Arizona, has joined the University of Evansville women’s basketball program as a graduate assistant.

McBryde began her college career with the Boilermakers in 2015 and spent two seasons with the program.  Highlighting her freshman campaign was a 23-point effort versus Rutgers and a 22-point game against Minnesota.  She earned a Big Ten Freshman of the Week award in February of 2016.  Her success continued as a sophomore where she was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the league coaches.

“I am thrilled Dominique has joined our staff! She will be a star in this profession. Her playing experience speaks for itself, but it is her energy, her character, and her heart for creating a great student-athlete experience that sets her apart,” Purple Aces head women’s basketball coach Robyn Scherr-Well said.  “I look forward to the impact she will have on our program!”

“In the graduate assistant role, Dominique will play an important part in scouting opponents, assisting our recruiting coordinator, player development, and daily operations.”

Following her tenure at Purdue, McBryde made history at the University of Arizona as she became the first in school history to shoot over 50% from the field and 40% from 3-point range.  McBryde graduated from Arizona in May of 2020 and embarked on a 3-year professional career.  In April of 2020, she was a training camp invitee for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.  She also played professionally in Hungary, Greece and New Zealand.

“I am so excited to be part of the Aces athletic program and work with the women's basketball coaching staff. Not only will I be back in the great basketball state of Indiana, but I get to be part of something special that is being built here in Evansville,” McBryde exclaimed.  “This is an amazing opportunity, and I cannot thank Coach Robyn Scherr-Wells enough for taking me on this journey. I will offer any and all knowledge that I have gained throughout my basketball career, as well as any other support, to help contribute to the success of this program. Go Aces!”

Ranked a five-star recruit and the No. 30 ranking in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz, McBryde enjoyed a storied high school career at Bedford North Lawrence.  She was the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,672 career points and led her team to a 27-1 record as a senior where she posted 20.0 points per game.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE Volleyball earns 2023 USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

For the 14th time in program history, the University of Evansville volleyball team was recognized by the United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association with the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award.

As a team, the Purple Aces completed the 2022-23 school year with a cumulative GPA of 3.480.  Eight student-athletes hold a cumulative GPA of 3.56 or higher.

“I am very proud of the hours and effort our student-athletes put in every day, not only on the court but also in the classroom,” UE head coach Fernando Morales said.  “UE places such a focus on academics and what our girls are doing in classes while playing Division I volleyball is amazing.  I am so proud of everyone in this team.”

The award was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year and honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or a 4.1 on a 5.0 scale.  In total, 1,333 collegiate and high school volleyball teams were recognized. 

Submitted by Athletics

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