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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

* Monday, April 27 is the Last Day to Drop with a "W"

Reminder Monday April 27th is the last day to drop a class with a "W". You will not be able to drop it online. Please send and email to Be sure to include your name, student ID number, the course name of the class you wish to drop. Copy your instructor and advisor on the email.

Teresa Haller

* Wednesday, April 29 is the Last Day to Request Change to Pass/Fail

The last day to request your class be changed from graded to Pass/Fail is Wednesday, April 29, 2020. You will not be able to do this online. You must send the request to You will get a confirmation once it has been updated.

Teresa Haller

* Online Master of Public Health Degree - Deadline May 15

COVID-19 has shown the relevance of careers in the Public Health field. UE's Master of Public Health program is accepting applications, with the deadline being May 15. This program is fully online and is a 39 credit hour program that incorporates internships and research opportunities.

For more information, please contact the director, Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi or Shannon Bryant, Graduate Studies Specialist More information and application area at

* Correction to Withdrawl Date. Last day to drop with a "W" is Wednesday April 29

Wednesday, April 29, is the last day to drop a class with a "W". You will not be able to drop your class online. You MUST email In the email include your name, student ID, and specific class you wish to drop. Please copy your instructor and advisor on the email.

Teresa Haller


Upcoming Events

* SAB (virtual) Open Mic Night Friday 4/24 7pm CST

Is quarantine helping get your creative juices flowing? Then join SAB's Open Mic Night on Friday, 4/24 at 7pm CST to showcase your talent! All singers, poets, comics, painters, drawers, artists, actors, generally talented Aces, family, and friends are welcome. Special guests Arbor Season will be our emcees for the event. Sign up at

open mic flyer.

Megan King


Info You Should Know

* Final Installment of Online Concert Series

For the final installment of the UE Department of Music's online concert series, we present the UE University Choir and Mixed Choir under the direction of Professor of Music, Dennis Malfatti in their performance of the monumental Theresa Mass by Joseph Haydn. Along with UE’s choirs, this massive choral/orchestral masterpiece features soloists soprano Andrea Drury (head of vocal music for EVSC), soprano Alanna Keenan (Associate Professor of Music), tenor Benjamin Smith (Adjunct Instructor of Music), and baritone Eric McCluskey (Assistant Professor of Music) along with a chamber orchestra made of both UE students and faculty.

Written in honor of his patron’s wife, Haydn’s Theresa Mass is a multi-movement setting of the Catholic Latin mass featuring triumphant choruses, lyrical arias, and virtuosic symphonic writing. This piece along with Haydn’s other choral-orchestral works from this period set the stage for the choral-orchestral works of Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms among others.

Listen to the Theresa Mass.

* Academic Coaches - Tips And Advice

The Peer Academic Coaches are ready to help you get through this last part of the semester. Time management, creating to-do lists and task prioritization, study strategies and skills, and staying motivated are more important than ever. The Academic Coaches are ready to help you get back on track and finish strong!

Check out the drop-in coaching schedule here:

The Academic Coaches have also prepared a series of video messages giving advice and words of support and encouragement. Do you need a fresh injection of academic motivation and scholastic inspiration? Visit our FlipGrid at - be sure to watch all of the videos!

You can do this, Aces!

* Solution Station Wednesday: How can we help?

We've all been through a big change this semester. Do you have questions, concerns, or needs that we can help with? How are you adjusting to online classes? Are you unsure about where to get assistance for a problem you're having, now that there's no way to walk into an office for help? Wondering if you should take a 'W'? Questions about being waitlisted in a course?

The Solution Station is online via ZOOM and we're ready to give you the help and information you need. If we don't know the answer, we'll find it!

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Zoom ID: 856-620-3357
Zoom Link:

* Inaugural Tri-State Truth, Meaning, and Value Essay Competition

The University of Evansville Department of Philosophy and Religion has launched the inaugural Tri-State Truth, Meaning, and Value Essay Competition in an effort to encourage regional high school students to think about the challenges facing humanity today and in the future.

The department plans to sponsor the essay competition annually, establishing a new concept each year for students to develop their essays around. This year, the department is asking students to answer the question, “What lessons should humanity learn from the 2020 coronavirus pandemic?”

Each essay will be judged by a panel of UE faculty members. Top three winners will be awarded a cash prize of up to $500, and two honorable mentions will also be awarded.

Essays should be around 1500 words in length, and they will be judged based on academic merit, creativity, and expression of practical wisdom. Proper use of grammar and form will also be considered.

More information about the competition as well as complete rules and a submission form can be found at



* AACSB International Recognizes Schroeder School of Business for Microlending Program

Today, AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education network—recognized the University of Evansville’s Schroeder School of Business among 25 business schools as highlights of its Innovations That Inspire member challenge. An annual initiative, the challenge recognizes institutions from around the world that serve as champions of change in the business education landscape. This year’s theme, “Catalysts for Innovation,” emphasizes business education’s efforts to elevate entrepreneurial thinking and new business creation.

The Schroeder School is recognized for its Access to Capital and Expertise for Emerging Entrepreneurs (ACE3) program, which is sponsored, funded, and co-managed by Old National Bank. Students in the program manage a $100,000 portfolio, which offers microloans to women and minority owned businesses. Students interface with clients, review business plans, and serve as underwriters for loans.

“The demand for innovation that engages experts across disciplines and addresses the needs of both local and global communities has never been more apparent than in these unprecedented times,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. "We are honored to feature the Schroeder School for its valuable role in elevating entrepreneurship through research, teaching, and community engagement.”

Now in its fifth year, the Innovations That Inspire challenge has highlighted more than 120 business school efforts that exemplify forward-looking approaches to education, research, community engagement or outreach, and leadership. To date, members of AACSB’s Business Education Alliance have shared nearly 1,000 innovations, creating a robust repository in AACSB’s DataDirect system to inform and inspire fellow members and the industry.

For an overview of all featured innovations, visit

* Koth, Ladd, and Wagner Earn MVC Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete Honors

University of Evansville golfers Dallas Koth, Matthew Ladd and Spencer Wagner earned spots on the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete First Team.  The Purple Aces had three of the ten student-athletes named to the first team.

"I am so proud of those three for receiving the honor," UE head golf coach Jim Hamilton said.  "Having three of the ten players on the First Team is something that is a first for our program.  It is a credit to those guys and our entire team for their hard work in the classroom and on the course."

Matthew Ladd finished up his senior season with the Purple Aces and will leave with a career stroke average of 75.88, ninth in school history.  His senior season saw him shoot the lowest round of the year (66) while recording a 73.18 average.  Ladd is a Criminal Justice major with a 3.54 GPA.

The sophomore, Koth is a Sports Communications major with a 3.65 GPA, while junior Wagner is majoring in Management with a 3.50 GPA.

Koth, posted results in all seven events this year for the Purple Aces, earning a 73.13 stroke average in the fall with a season low 69 round at the EKU Raising Canes Invitational. Koth highlighted the spring with a second-place finish at the ASU Spring Kickoff at 5-under par 211, while posting a 72.2 stroke averaged in the two spring meets.

Wagner, also competed in all seven tournaments for the Purple Aces, posting an 73.87 stroke average in the fall, including a fall season low of 68 in the final round of the APSU Intercollegiate. Posted a 74.8 average in the two meets during the spring, including a seventh-place finish at 8-over par at the Benbow Invitational.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE Education Students Recognized by IACTE

Each year the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) recognizes outstanding future teachers from universities across the state. This year, recipients from the University of Evansville are Louis Kersh, special education major from Indianapolis, IN, Brett Weinzapfel, biology education major from Mt. Vernon, IN, and Megan Hawkins, elementary education major from Shoals, IN. These individuals were selected by the School of Education faculty for their accomplishments throughout their education programs and for their exceptional promise as future classroom teachers.


Megan Hawkins, Louis Kersh, Brett Weinzapfel

Sharon Gieselmann

* Kimberling and Moses Publish Research Paper

Professor of Mathematics Clark Kimberling and British engineer Peter Moses have a research article on "Self-inverse Gemini triangles" in the April issue of the International Journal of Geometry. The article investigates special properties of a large family of triangles known as Gemini triangles.

Using methods of linear algebra applied to barycentric coordinates, the conclusions involve several conic curves and cubic curves that are new to the literature. Several recently discovered special points in the plane of a triangle are introduced, having first appeared during 2019 in the UE-based Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers (

A pdf of the paper can be accessed from

Clark Kimberling



* Halie Fain Earns State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award

In an effort to honor the achievements of exceptional student-athletes, the Missouri Valley Conference has created the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award.  Ten student-athletes have been named by Commissioner Doug Elgin as the honorees for the 2019-20 Spring season.

Representing the Purple Aces is junior softball player Halie Fain.  In the classroom, Fain has performed at an exceptional level, standing with a 3.77 GPA as a Neuroscience major.  She is a 2-time NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete.

Fain has also contributed a great deal of time to the community.  Organizations she has worked with include: BGRA Habitat, GCHS Softball Camp, Ace Race, Boo at the Zoo, UE International Bazaar, Toys for Tots, Sayre Christian Village, Night of Memories, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, Bridal Expo and the Evansville Rescue Mission Race.

On the field, Fain is one of the most dangerous baserunners in the MVC.  She finished the 2020 season ranked second in the league as she converted 14 of her 16 stolen base attempts.  Fain made 10 starts this season while seeing action in 22 games.  She batted .269.

In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition.  The Valley will recognize 10 student-athletes three times annually (fall, winter, spring), for a total of 30 honorees.  Institutions select their State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award honorees.

Submitted by Athletics

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