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Save the Date for Family Weekend 2011!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 23 – 25, 2011.  The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on event planning right now. If your department or student organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link here by May 6.  If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to alumni@evansville.edu.

Congratulations to UE Students

Music Management Students Receive Summer Internships
Two UE music management majors have earned significant internships this summer! Kaitlin Gress, percussion, will serve as the operations intern for the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  As operations intern, Kaitlin will learn about the production of orchestral concerts and the day-to-day operations...(more

Fatima Chan Chosen Presser Undergraduate Scholar
Fatima Chan was chosen as the Presser Undergraduate Scholar for the 2011-12 academic  year. The award is given annually to a rising senior who is recognized by the Department of Music faculty as showing excellence both academically and as a performer, and has made outstanding contributions to the department.  The Presser Award is made possible through a grant from The Presser Foundation, one of the few foundations in the United States dedicated solely to the support of music and music education.

Nursing Awards
Congratulations to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Class of 2011 for the baccalaureate nursing program awards they received during their Pinning Ceremony in Neu Chapel on May 6, 2011: The Outstanding Senior Awards were presented to Jordan Dawson and Meagan Jones in recognition of outstanding achievement by their peers  in the baccalaureate nursing program...(more)

Psychology/Neuroscience Best Senior Thesis Winner
The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Best Senior Thesis Award in Psychology/Neuroscience. This year the award went to Kaylea Flater, Neuroscience, for Phytoestrogen effect on maternal nest protection of the rat.  The study and thesis was supervised by Dr. Lora Becker.  The Department congratulates Kaylea for her achievement and scholarship. Kaylea also presented her thesis at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2011 in Ithaca, NY.

Stahlhut Earns Academic All District Honors
University of Evansville softball player Jen Stahlhut has earned Capital One Academic All-District second team honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) today. Capping off her senior season, Stahlhut leads the Aces in nearly every offensive category, hitting .342 from the left side with 13 doubles, four home runs and 23...(more

The Department of Biology Announces Seniors Attending Graduate School
The Department of Biology is pleased to announce that graduating seniors Amy Johnson, Kylie McNeill, Adam Dillman and Ryan Oesterle will be attending graduate school in Fall 2011. Amy Johnson has been accepted to the Human Skeletal Biology Masters program at New York University.  Amy conducted two years of summer research under the supervision...(more)

UE Student Nicholas Joyner Selected FTE Undergraduate Fellow
UE religion major Nicholas Joyner has been selected as a 2011 FTE Undergraduate Fellow by The Fund for Theological Education.  Nick was selected because of his demonstrated gifts and his interest in exploring ministry.  Nick will be attending the FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference to be held June 15-19, at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

Girard Earns Fulbright Scholarship
Danielle Girard, a recent UE graduate,  has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. She graduated on Saturday, May 7, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Girard will arrive in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September and remain there until June 2012, studying phytoremediation of heavy metals...(more)

UE History Majors Present Papers at Conference
History majors Ashley Majewski, Laura Niehaus and Curtis Personett presented research papers at the Indiana Regional Conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on Saturday, April 9.  The conference was held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, and the UE participants well received papers included work on 18th century English architect John Vanbrugh, the 1838 Eglinton tournament, and Coca-Cola and the Arab League Boycott of Israel.

Department of Archaeology and Art History Announces Student Summer Plans
The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the summer plans of its majors, which include internships and employment at a variety of institutions and participation in archaeological projects in the US and in Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Hungary, Romania and Cyprus. Lizzie Bloemer, PAST Foundation's Slobodna Underwater Field School, Key West, FL Elizabeth...(more)

Shirley Schwarz Prize Winners
The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for Research in Art History.  Awards were made to sophomore Kevin Kay for “Shrine Layout and the Coexistence of Life and Death at Catalhoyuk” and junior Lauren Weingart for “The Representation of Middle Class Values in Italian Renaissance Bronze Plaquettes.”  The Shirley Schwarz Committee congratulates them both.

UE Team Participates in March for Babies
Congratulations and thank you to the UE team volunteers who walked in the March for Babies event on Saturday, April 30 and to everyone who pledged support for the walkers! The UE team raised money for a terrific cause.

Race to 1,000,000 Pennies a Big Success!
The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon thank everyone who participated in their first ever penny campaign! With everyone's assistance, they raised well over $5,300.00. They would  especially like to thank the  American Society of Civil Engineers, winners of the student organization competition; the Theater Department, winners of the campus department competition; and Phi Mu, winners of the sorority competition.

Aces' Top Community Servants Recognized
The University of Evansville on Saturday, April 30, honored 20 UE student-athletes who performed the most community service hours during the 2010-11 school year.  They were recognized during the Aces' baseball game against Missouri State.  UE student-athletes have accumulated more than 2,900 hours with 91 different organizations in the Evansville community since the start of the school year.

RecycleMania Victory!
Well done UE RecycleManiacs! UE stacked up very well in the nationwide RecycleMania challenge. The challenge ranked schools by measuring who collected the most recyclable materials per capita, produced the least amount of trash per capita, or recycled at the highest rate...(more)

Student Leadership Awards
The Center for Student Engagement hosted the 18th annual Student Leadership Awards Reception on April 20, in Eykamp Hall.  The following students were honored for their leadership contributions:  Courtney Dauby received the Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Awards – Nursing...(more)

Inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon
The following University of Evansville students were recently inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society): Katie Buckner, Wolfe Greene, William Hoskins, Kenneth Kaufmann, Dylan Kleemann, Nicole Loehr, Desire Matouba, Kepra McBrayer, Sarah McNeely, Deanna Miller, Samantha Pitt, Edgar Qualkenbush, Katelyn Spainhaur, Amber Thomas and Allison Throm.  The newly elected officers of Kappa Mu Epsilon are: President: Katie Buckner; Vice President: Nicole Loehr; Secretary: Amber Thomas. 



Aces Trounce Creighton
On Senior Day at Braun Stadium, the University of Evansville baseball team closed out their home schedule in a positive fashion, downing Creighton University, 10-1, Sunday afternoon. The victory prevented a series sweep and improved the Aces’ record to 28-19 overall and 7-10 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Bluejays fell to 35-13 on...(more)

Aces Sink Austin Peay
Leaping out to a 6-0 lead after two innings, the University of Evansville baseball team went on to top Austin Peay State University, 8-3, on Wednesday night, May 11, at Braun Stadium. With the non-conference victory, the Aces improved to 27-17 on the season, while the Governors fell to 25-2.

Stahlhut Earns All-MVC Recognition
University of Evansville senior outfielder Jen Stahlhut has been named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference second-team for her standout performance this season.  This is the third consecutive year that Stahlhut has been tabbed as an all-conference selection and is the second year in a row that she has earned second-team accolades.

Aces Baseball Signs Clay O'Neal
University of Evansville head coach of baseball Wes Carroll has added one more to his 2012 roster with the signing of right-handed pitcher Clay O’Neal (Russiaville, IN/Western) to a National Letter of Intent. “We were very fortunate to find such a quality pitcher in the late signing period,” said Carroll...(more)

UE Has MVC Scholar Athlete Siblings
Not to be outdone by his sister, University of Evansville junior Griffin Wood today became the second member of the family chosen as a Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete. Griffin was selected as one of nine members on the 2011 MVC Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete Team, one week after older sister Maggie was selected for the Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete Team.  It's the first time in University of Evansville history that siblings have earned MVC scholar-athlete honors.  A Management major with a 3.35 grade point average, Wood was UE's number one golfer in the spring with a 73.92 average, and finished a close second to teammate Michael Sainz with a 74.30 average for the entire 2010-11 season.  Sainz was one of three Honorable Mention selections on the scholar-athlete team.  Also a junior, Sainz is a Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.28 GPA.  Both Wood and Sainz are on target to produce two of the three lowest career stroke averages at UE since 1990 when they embark on their senior year this fall.

Aces Player and Pitcher of the Week (May 11)
Senior Cody Fick led Evansville with a .588 batting average on the week, going 10-for-17 with five runs scored and five runs batted in. Fick belted three doubles, increasing his total to 18 on the season, and recorded multi-hit games in all four contests, totaling 25 multi-hit...(more)  

Perkins Adds Sprick to 2011-12 Squad
Evansville native Conor Sprick will join the University of Evansville 2011-12 men's swimming and diving team, as announced by head coach Rickey Perkins.A four-year letterwinner from Harrison High, Sprick joins the Aces after serving as team captain for the Warriors his senior year. During the 2010-11 season, Sprick notched first place finishes in the 100-yard...(more)

UE Baseball Brings Down Mighty Oaks
In May 4th’s non-conference contest with Oakland City University, the University of Evansville baseball team topped the visiting Mighty Oaks, 8-1. With the victory, the Aces improved to 25-15 overall, while OCU fell to 17-13. Four Evansville players recorded multi-hit games, as Eric Stamets, Cody Fick, Jared Baehl, and Ryan Oesterle all tallied two hits...(more)

Copeland is Back-To-Back MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week
Trentt Copeland of the University of Evansville baseball team has been named the Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week, announced by Commissioner Doug Elgin Wednesday. Copeland was honored for his performance during the period of April 25-May 1.Copeland led Evansville to two wins over Missouri State, batting .750...(more)

Wood Chosen for MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
University of Evansville senior Maggie Wood has been chosen for the second year in a row as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete Team.  Wood graduated in May 2011 with a degree in writing.  She has a grade point average of 3.79. Wood led the Aces' golf team in stroke average for the second consecutive year, and finished with the second lowest career average in University of Evansville history at 81.41.  As a senior, Wood averaged 80.75 in 12 rounds in the fall and 80.82 in 11 spring rounds for the best average on the squad at 80.78.

Lloyd Named MVC Pitcher of the Week
Right-handed pitcher Kyle Lloyd piloted the University of Evansville baseball team to a 3-1 conference victory over Missouri State, hurling eight solid innings, allowing just one unearned run, three hits, while striking out three. For that performance, Lloyd has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week.

UE Baseball Team Edges Missouri State, 5-4
The University of Evansville baseball team edged Missouri State, 5-4, Saturday afternoon (April 30) at Braun Stadium. Evansville improved its record to 24-15 on the season and 5-6 in the Valley, while the Bears fell to 24-17 overall and 6-5 in the MVC. With one out in the top of the ninth, closer Jake Naumann faced...(more)

Chybowski, Schwerin Earn MVC Honors
University of Evansville senior Kate Chybowski (Appleton, WI.) has been chosen for the third time in her career as a first team selection on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Select Women's Tennis Team.  Chybowski was also chosen for the third time as a member of the MVC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete Team. Joining her on the 10-player scholar-athlete squad is teammate Ashton Schwerin (Madison, WI).

Copeland Named Prairie Farms Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of Week 
Junior Trentt Copeland of the University of Evansville baseball team has been named the Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, announced by Commissioner Doug Elgin Wednesday. Copeland was honored for his performance during the period of April 18-24...(more)


Congratulations to UE Professors

Ralph Larmann's Work Chosen for 2011 Wabash Valley Juried Exhibit
Ralph Larmann, Associate Professor of Art, had the work "Coalopolis" chosen for inclusion in the 2011 Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN. The work was chosen by this year's distinguished juror Janie Welker, curator at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington. The exhibition runs from July 9 through Aug. 27 and opens with a reception and awards ceremony from 4-6 p.m. on July 9.

Brian St. John Named Conductor of Evansville Philharmonic Youth Or
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the appointment of Dr. Brian St. John as conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, which consists of Tri-State students in grades 9-12. St. John has also been appointed Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Evansville.

This Week in Music (May 11): The Department of Music Salutes
Professor of Music Anne Fiedler has been cited as a contributing editor in the recently released fourth edition of Creative Piano Teaching by James Lyke, Geoffrey Haydon, and Catherine Rollin. The previous edition of this pedagogy text won the Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award at the 2004 Music Teachers National Association convention, and Fiedler's work is in the new edition's expanded section, "Technical Development for the Young Pianist."

Matthew Knoester has Article Published
Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester's article was published in the journal "Educational Policy" (Volume 25, Number 3, May 2011, pp. 387-423). The article is titled "Is the Outcry for More Pilot Schools Warranted?  Democracy, Collective Bargaining, Deregulation, and the Politics of School Reform in Boston." As the title suggests, the article evaluates pilot schools in the Boston Public Schools based on achievement data, as well as, criteria relating to various forms of segregation, family engagement, and working conditions for teachers.

Stephanie Frasier Receives Award for Digital Photo Mongage
Associate Professor of Art Stephanie Frasier was accepted and has won a Merit award for her digital photo montage, Blessed is the One, at the annual themed juried Art Show & Sale, Psalms, sponsored by Olive Tree Arts, a ministry of Christian Fellowship Church in Evansville. In just its third year, this event has already been established as a premier venue for original artwork in southwestern Indiana. The exhibition ran through May 16.

Margaret McMullan Lectures on Writing Historical Fiction
Professor of English Margaret McMullan spoke in Chicago, IL., at The Contemporary Club on April 29 about writing historical fiction. She also spoke on this same subject in Indianapolis at Beth-El Zedeck Temple for the Writer's Center of Indiana's Clowes Craft Lecture Series on May 7.

Lora Becker Has Article Published
Lora Becker, Associate Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Neuroscience Program, recently published the following article: Biochemical plasma profile of male rats exposed to smoke of agarwood (Aquilaria spp.) Isaac Karimi, Lora A. Becker, Abdolali Chalechale and Ali Ghashghaii Comparative Clinical Pathology, Online First™, 8 April 2011

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