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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

* UE Launching Creative Technologies Program

In 2023, UE will launch a four-year Bachelor of Science in Creative Technologies degree.

Combining elements from UE’s Departments of Art, Communication, Theatre, and Music Conservatory, the BS in Creative Technologies aims to build students’ technological skills in the creation of sound, video, lighting, graphic, and other technologies used for creative endeavors.

The new program combines multiple disciplines to engage students in the conception, development, and production of creative content. From the first draft to the final product, students in Creative Technologies will be challenged to develop their creative skills through immersion in fundamentals of art, design, music, communication and creative writing, and to bring their creations to life onstage, onscreen, or on-air through a variety of cutting-edge digital technologies. Joe Atkinson, MFA, Assistant Professor of Communication, will serve as the Program Director.

Applications for the Bachelor of Science in Creative Technologies are now available for Fall 2023.

Submitted by Julie Beer /

Pep and Vim/Reunion Weekend

* Reunion Weekend April 14-16, 2023

Class of 1973 50th Reunion
Nursing 70th Anniversary Reunion
Athletics Reunion
Alumni Awards Celebration
Campus Tours
And more!
Register here

Submitted by Jaime Wilder
* Pep and Vim, the UE Annual Day of Giving, is April 14, 2023 – Click to learn more!

First created by a UE alumnus, “Pep and Vim,” UE’s Annual Day of Giving, was brought to life in 2012. We shouted our school spirit from the rooftops, and we were honored that the Aces community responded to our first Pep and Vim by making 250 philanthropic gifts that totaled over $5,000.

Flash forward to April 2022, Pep and Vim’s 10-year anniversary, and you can see how UE’s Day of Giving has grown over the last decade. Over 2,000 gifts were made to the university, totaling over $400,000. Gifts came in from 44 states, providing opportunities for growth within all 3 academic colleges on campus, as well as for Harlaxton College and UE Athletics.

Now it’s time for Pep and Vim 2023, and with you by our side, we know we can up our game once more. The UE Alumni Board of Directors has issued a philanthropic challenge! If, as one Aces family, we make 2,023 gifts to any UE project, they will gift $20,000 to the UEvansville Fund!

Sometimes philanthropy can feel too big for us as individuals. But when we join together, we can change the lives of countless others. That’s why, at UE, everyone can be a philanthropist. Whether you can give $5 or $5,000, your gift will move the University of Evansville FORWARD into a bright and hopeful future.

To make a gift and help unlock the Alumni Board’s challenge, please visit

Thank you and GO ACES!

Submitted by Jaime Wilder

Upcoming Events

* History Spring Lecture

The Department of History, Political Science, and Social Change invite everyone to this year's Spring Lecture on Thursday March 16 at 7 PM in SOBA 162. This year's lecture is by UE alumnus Dr. Dana Caldemeyer, Assistant Professor of History at University of Alabama A&M. The title of the lecture is "Union Renegades: Labor Union Orgainizing in the 19th Century Midwest."

Submitted by Daniel Byrne
* Caribbean Medical School Information Session

Attention Pre-Professional Health Students!

The Health Professions Club is hosting a Caribbean Medical School information session on March 16, 2023 @ 7:00pm!  You will learn about two Caribbean medical schools, practice some mock interview questions and have pizza!

Register for this session.  The representative needs to know how many students we will have.


Student Introductions

Ross & AUC Info Sessions

  • Admissions Requirement, Process & Timeline
  • Our Holistic Approach (Average GPA & MCAT is 3.25 and 495)
  • Life on the islands.  Which is a better fit for you?  Ross or AUC?

Why should you start in May?

  • Enrolling in May gives you a head start toward your dream career.
  • Starting this upcoming May means that you could be ready for your residency as early as July 2027.  
  • Our MD program, curriculum, campus, residency matching, and more
Submitted by Francie Renschler
* Master of Science in Leadership Information Session – March 16

Join Dr. Tad Dickel and Cindy Felts online over lunch for a 30-minute informational webinar about the Master of Science in Leadership program on Thursday, March 16 at 12 noon. Come and learn more information about application requirements, program schedule, and course information. Former MSL student, Julie Beer, will also be available to share her experience as a student.

The MSL program provides a rich curriculum in a flexible environment that can be completed within 16 months. It also offers a customized approach with the opportunity to choose nine credit hours of selected electives in areas such as:

  • Innovation
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Public Health
  • Higher Education Leadership

All courses within the program emphasize the student's growth and development as a leader and how to leverage one's leadership strengths to create positive, organizational change.

Join us on Thursday to learn more!


Submitted by Cindy Felts
* Statham Lecture in Sociology This Thursday

The 2nd Annual Statham Lecture in Sociology will be held this Thursday, March 16 at 5:30-6:30pm in Eykamp Hall (2nd floor of Ridgway) and will feature Dr. Jori Sechrist, Professor of Sociology at McMurry University in Texas. The title of her lecture is: “Navigating Institutions of Higher Education: Examining the Importance of (Female) Mentorship with a Sociological Imagination.”

Established in 2021, the Bettye A. Statham Sociology Forum Lecture invites leading scholars in Sociology to the University of Evansville to enhance student, faculty, and community experiences through the exploration of sociological research. The series examines systems of inequality and social forces that shape our world, focusing on the intersections of social institutions and how they impact our lives. This lecture series is made possible through an endowment from the late Bettye A. Statham, a 1947 Sociology alumna of Evansville College.

Submitted by Sociology Programs
* Speed Networking Event

In celebration of Disability Awareness Month we are hosting a Speed Networking Event.
Tuesday, March 21st
Eykamp Hall in RUC
*Open to all students and all majors!

Do you need to expand your professional network? Hone your interviewing skills? Improve your confidence and comfort level with recruiters? This event is for you and provides one on one attention from eager employers interested in helping you grow.

Participants will receive an interview with multiple employers, receive written feedback, and participate with a post interview reception to meet/greet all employers. See Handshake to register for this event and see the list of employers that will be in attendance.

Questions? Contact the Center for Career Development at or 812-488-1083.

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* FREE WORKSHOP: Managing Conflict with Others

The Center for the Advancement of Learning invites all faculty, staff, and administrators to join us for the upcoming workshop “Managing Conflict with Others” presented by Kathleen Lapekas, President/Owner of Lapekas HR Consulting LLC. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 22, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252.

Attendees will learn how to respond assertively when conflict occurs and how to address difficult personalities who give inappropriate conflict reactions. This workshop is free for UE employees and lunch is available for $10. To register and pay for lunch, visit the link below by Thursday, March 16. REGISTER EARLY – SPACE IS LIMITED!

Lunch/Workshop Registration

If you would like to attend the workshop and bring your own lunch, email by Thursday, March 16.

About the presenter: Kathleen is a Professional HR Consultant with over 25 years of HR Management. Her expertise covers every aspect of HR including organizational development, Employee Relations, training, recruiting and administration through a vast knowledge base and a keen understanding of how to keep her clients compliant with Employment Law. Kathleen currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at University of Evansville, as well as a regular instructor at the University of Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky University, and Henderson Community College teaching courses in leadership and Human Resources for local area businesses.

Submitted by Cindy Felts
* Submit Abstract for Research Symposium by March 24

The 2023 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19. This event will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program.

All students are invited to apply to participate by submitting an abstract for their papers. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit:

The deadline for submitting an abstract is Friday, March 24, 2023.

Contact Jayme Williams at with any questions.

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* Employee Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge

Spring is upon us! That means it's time for the Employee Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge. This year, we're doing the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge! Earn a one-time $150 in HRA credits (if you did NOT participate in the Summer or Fall Healthy Behavior Challenges) for completing the challenge all the way through!

This challenge is designed to help motivate participants to take on healthier lifestyle choices and pursue health-driven weight loss. No extreme dieting is encouraged with this program. Have FUN, stay positive, and join your team members in making healthier lifestyle changes!


  • All employees & spouses are welcome to participate!
  • Teams must be between 4-8 individuals.
  • Entry fee is $5.00 (cash only please). Please submit your buy-in to Lori Leduc in HR.
  • Initial weigh-in must be completed the week of March 13th - 16th.
  • Only 1 missed weigh-in is allowed.
  • No extreme dieting or supplementing for drastic weight loss is permitted.


  • Weekly weigh-ins will take place at the clinic:Monday - Thursday from 8:00am - 12:00pm.


  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place (male & female)
  • 1st place team

Sign up by clicking this link and filling out the required information:

Have a question? Email Taylor at!

Submitted by Taylor Kollak
* Mixed-Media Marriage Exhibit

The Krannert Gallery will host the Mixed-Media Marriage exhibit by artists Brooke Congleton Wheeler & Scott Wheeler from February 26 - April 2, 2023. Please join us for the artists reception on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Krannert Gallery.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Solo Exhibition for Professor Todd Matteson at Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, Jasper, Indiana

The Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper, Indiana, hosts Professor Todd Matteson's solo exhibition, Life's Adventures. The exhibition runs for three months with a gallery talk every first Thursday in March and April. Professor Matteson will also be doing demonstrations to the public and local schools during his exhibition. Please come enjoy his ceramics and catch a glimpse at his new creations.

Submitted by Todd Matteson

Info You Should Know

* ES 103 Offered During Summer Session 2

ES 103 (Fundamentals of Environmental Science), which fulfills the non-lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8), will be offered during Summer Session 2 as an online, asynchronous class. If you have questions about this 3 credit hour course, which will run from June 19-July 21, please contact Dr. Aldred via email –

Submitted by Katie Aldred
* BIOL 107 Offered During Summer Session 2

Biol 107 (General Biology), which fulfills the lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8), will be offered during Summer Session 2 as an online, asynchronous class. Although it is generally intended for those majoring in EXSS, public health, and similar areas, all majors are welcome! The lab portion of the course will be completed via Labster, an exciting virtual lab simulator! If you have questions about this 4 credit hour course, which will run from June 19-July 21, please contact Dr. Aldred via email –

Submitted by Katie Aldred
* SPAN 313 Spanish for Heritage Speakers NEW COURSE

SPAN 313 focuses on the development of communicative competence, as well as on understanding Hispanic cultures and issues of identity of heritage speakers of Spanish in the United States. Students will also develop an awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures, including language variation, customs, geography, history, and current events. Taught exclusively in Spanish, this course is designed for heritage or native speakers only. Prerequisites: SPAN 212, or placement exam score.

This course will be offered in the Fall 2023. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the chair of the department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Dr. Lesley Pleasant (

Submitted by Patricia Andueza
* Exchange program with University of Malaga

The University of Evansville now has a student exchange agreement with the University of Malaga in Malaga, Spain. Each Spring semester, students will be able to attend the University of Malaga by paying only their regular tuition at the University of Evansville.

A few particulars:

  • UE students must have a B2 competence level of Spanish.
  • UE students should start the application process by May1st of the year prior to the year they plan to go abroad. This will allow them to select the courses that the student wants to take while abroad and determine how the credits will be transferred back to UE.
  • The application process should be finished by October 1st
  • UE students will take a maximum of 18 credits, with the option of taking an internship (6 credits) with the Department of Translation and Interpretation in the Department of English Studies at University of Malaga.
  • Students will finalize the registration process upon arrival at University of Malaga.
  • Students will pay tuition and fees to UE while paying room and board to University of Malaga. University of Malaga will help UE students find accommodations.
  • Students participating in this program shall be responsible for the cost of their travel to and from Malaga, Spain.

If you have any questions, please contact dr. Lorena Andueza (

Submitted by Patricia Andueza
* Central Receiving - In-house Office Supplies

Did you know the Central Receiving Department has 3-hole punch paper? If you would like to take a break from manually punching holes, order some 3-hole punch paper from Central Receiving. We have a limited supply and once it is gone, we will no longer carry it. The cost is $4.25/ream. It’s easy to order, just fill out an In-House order form and mail it to Central Receiving through campus mail or email it to

If you have questions, please email or contact Darren Miller in Central Receiving at ext. 2181, or Michelle Braun at ext. 1067.

Submitted by Michelle Braun
* Employee Volunteers Needed for CDEI Masquerade Ball 2023

It is that time of year again! The CDEI is welcoming back the second annual Prom, but this time it is a Masquerade Ball! Last year we welcomed over 150 students to Prom and this year we are hoping that number will grow!

In partnership with Student Activities Board and Black Student Union we will be hosting Masquerade Ball on Saturday, April 1st from 8:00pm- 11:30pm with the After Party taking place from 12:00am- 2:00am at SkyZone Evansville or the Family Entertainment Center in Newburgh!

We are seeking employee volunteers to help so that our students can focus on having a night of dancing and fun before the busy season!

If you are interested in signing-up to volunteer, please fill out this form:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Abagail Catania at

Submitted by Abagail Christine Catania
* Seeking financial Aid for summer courses?

UE students seeking financial aid or intending to use loan funds for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and return to the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted 105) however is most convenient. The application will allow our office to assess your financial aid and loan eligibility.


On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications will be available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program for Students

We are pleased to coordinate employer tuition reimbursement as a service to our students and our community. Employer Tuition Reimbursement Programs are offered by many companies to assist employees with full- or part-time tuition reimbursement benefits. Programs and eligibility vary by company, so check with your employer to see if you may be eligible. For more information regarding UE Employer Tuition Reimbursement please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2565:

Submitted by Melissa Baker
* It's Time to Nominate a Deserving Senior for the Outstanding Senior Service Award

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be selected, and one student will be presented this award at Commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and community and campus engagement.

Nominations for the Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award will be accepted March 1 – March 30, 2023.?Students who are nominated must accept their nomination by 4:00 p.m. on April 4, 2023.

You can nominate deserving seniors by completing the form below. Once you submit a nomination, students will receive an automatic email giving them the opportunity to accept the nomination by providing their responses to the award application questions.

Please contact Shelby Gardner ( with any questions.

Submitted by Shelby Gardner
* Advertise in the Crescent Magazine

CRESCENT MAGAZINE is committed to helping you bring your products and services to University of Evansville students and the UE campus community to meet your advertising needs.

CRESCENT MAGAZINE is published 4 to 6 times during the academic year, beginning in September 2023 and ending with the April 2024 issue. Printed issues circulation is 1,200, with distribution to 18 campus locations. 1 -3 print issues will be produced each semester. The number of print issues may vary. Every production has a digital issue hosted on the Crescent website. In addition to your print ad, included with your purchase is a smaller version of your ad that is posted on Crescent Magazine’s Facebook and Instagram page, and Twitter feed. Posts coincide with the month where you have placed advertising with the magazine. Your ad is cycled from the publication date until the next month’s cycle of ads begins. For an additional charge your ad can be designed for web placed on our website in prominent positions with your website link in an appropriate call to action.

Learn more about advertisting with Crescent Magazine.

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* UE Summer Camps and Employee Discount

The Office of Youth Programs has opened registration for UE Summer Camps 2023! This summer, we are offering Dance Camp, the Wesley Shepard Music Camp, Exploring Art at UE (Grades 2-5 & Grades 6-8), STEM Camp, Clay Camp, Springboard, and Pride Camp. To find out more, please visit our website.

We are offering a 50% discount to UE Employees that would like to register their youth. To receive this discount, please email us at BEFORE registering. Please include your name, title, list youth(s)’s name and camp title. We will send you a discount code to apply at registration within two business days.

If you have any questions, please email

Submitted by Rachel Roscoe
* Nominations for Outstanding Teacher Award

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Teacher Award. The University bestows this award annually to honor a faculty member for extraordinary teaching effectiveness that inspires the intellectual development of students. Nominees must be a full-time faculty member who has taught at UE for two years or more and holds the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The winner is recognized at Commencement in May.

The following recipients from the past five years are not eligible: 2018 – Dr. Anthony Beavers; 2019 – Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani; 2020 – Dr. Mike Roscoe; 2021 – Dr. Julie Merkle; and 2022 – Dr. Katie Whetstone.

Access the link to submit a nomination.

Forward supplemental documentation to: Paula Heldt at Please include the faculty member’s name and OTA 2023 in the subject line.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 17, 2023.

Submitted by Paula Heldt


* Professor Emeritus Solves Classic Mechanics Problem

Professor emeritus, David J. Unger, of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, has solved mathematically a propagating crack problem for thin plates. The analogous problem for thick plates was solved nearly 50 years ago. The article has recently appeared as: Unger, D.J. Plane stress asymptotic solution for steady crack growth in an elastic/perfectly plastic solid for mode I crack propagation. Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 74, 77, pp. 1-21 (2023).

Submitted by David J Unger


* Friday's UE-Purdue Baseball Start Time Moved Up To 3 PM CT

Due to expected freezing temperatures on Friday night in Evansville, the start time for Friday's series opener between the University of Evansville baseball team and Purdue has been moved up.  The game, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. central time, will now begin at 3 p.m. central at UE's German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

Evansville currently stands at 9-7 overall and UE has won nine of its last 11 games entering Wednesday afternoon's mid-week game at Bellarmine (5-11).  Purdue, meanwhile, is 8-7 overall entering a mid-week game against Northern Illinois on Wednesday afternoon.

Friday's game can be heard live in Evansville on the Old National Bank Radio Network and 107.1 FM-WJPS.

Submitted by Athletics
* Parker records top finish for UE men

Carson Parker recorded the top finish for the University of Evansville men's golf team as they completed the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Sevierville Golf Club.

Playing as an individual, Parker carded a 5-over 77 in the third round to finish the tournament with a score of 223. He finished tied for 24th in the final standings.

Finishing one stroke behind him and in a tie for 26th was the duo of Daniil Romashkin and Isaac Rohleder.  Romashkin recorded a 79 in the final 18 holes to pace the team with a 224.  Rohleder competed as an individual and shot a 77 in round three to match Romashkin's score.

Evansville's third individual - Masatoyo Kato - tied for 32nd.  After shooting a 74 in each of the first two rounds, he posted a 77 in round three to complete the event with a 225.

Nicholas Gushrowski tied for 43rd while ranking second on the Purple Aces team.  Tuesday’s score of 76 game him a 227 for the weekend.  Michael Ikejiani finished the tournament with an 80 to post a 3-round tally of 228.  He finished in 50th.

Henry Kiel posted an 83 in the final round to finish the tourney with a 235 while Luke Schneider had a 239 after carding a 79 in round three.

Carson-Newman took top team honors with a score of 857.  They defeated North Georgia by 20 strokes.  Evansville came home in 10th with a 910.  Will Chambless of North Georgia was the medalist.  A 2-under 70 saw him complete the tournament with a 203.  He finished eight strokes in front of his nearest competition.

This weekend, the men travel to Richmond, Ky. for the Colonel Shootout.  It is a 1-day event on Sunday.

Submitted by Athletics
* Ray steps down as UE men's soccer coach; Tarver named interim coach

Marshall Ray has announced his decision to step down as head men’s soccer coach at the University of Evansville.  The alum of the Purple Aces program has directed the squad to back-to-back appearances in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship Match.  His decision was made to spend more time with his family.

“The University of Evansville is a special place and a cornerstone of our community.  I am thankful for the time I have spent here as a student-athlete, assistant coach, and as the leader of our men’s soccer program,” Ray said.  “I am forever grateful for the opportunity and leave with a heavy heart.  It was not an easy decision, but after several conversations with my family we decided it was the right time to step away.”

“I want to thank Ziggy and Prez P. for their support through this process and ensuring a smooth transition for our student-athletes,” Ray continued.  “Our program and the department will continue to move forward under their leadership.  I am excited for Robbe and know that our program is in good hands.  I will always be an Ace and look forward to continuing to follow and support all of our teams.”

Ray was named the sixth head coach in program history on December 8, 2014.  He first stepped foot on campus as a player in 1995 before returning as the top assistant in 2006 and was named the 2013 NSCAA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year.  A successful stint as head coach saw the program record double digit victories in 2016 and 2017, marking the first time since 1995-96 that the program accomplished the feat.  With consecutive trips to the MVC Championship Match, the program is set up for even more success moving forward.

UE Director of Athletics Dr. Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried has named Robbe Tarver as the Interim Head Coach through the fall season of 2023.

“As a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Marshall Ray has made a lasting impact on our program.  He bleeds purple and loves the University of Evansville,” Siegfried exclaimed.  “I fully support Marshall’s decision and know that he will continue to be an active supporter and advocate for our program in the Evansville community.  We wish Marshall, Julia and the entire Ray family all the best!”

“Moving forward, I have full confidence in Robbe and his ability to lead our men’s soccer program.  He understands the university, community and the importance of our strong men’s soccer tradition at UE,” Siegfried added.  “He puts in the work and understands the importance of winning on and off the field while placing a genuine focus on the student-athlete experience.”

Since joining the program in January of 2020, Tarver’s impact on the program has been undeniable.  Highlighted by the conference championship success, the team has made noticeable strides in the time that Tarver has been on staff.  In his three seasons, the program has accumulated three MVC Freshman of the Year honorees.  In 2022 alone, the program had four All-MVC and four All-West Region honorees.

During his tenure on the Aces staff, Tarver has contributed in multiple facets that include recruiting, the operation of training sessions and academic performance.  As a whole, the program has recorded a GPA of approximately 3.3 over the last three years.

"I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead the Purple Aces program. I am thankful for the trust the University and Ziggy have shown in me, as well as the time spent working with and learning from Marshall,” Tarver remarked.  “The foundation has been laid for us to continue our upward trajectory and I am very enthusiastic about being entrusted to guide our players in the pursuit of that growth as a program and as individuals."

Prior to his arrival in Evansville, Tarver spent three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Louisville’s men’s soccer program under current head coach John Michael Hayden and former head coach Ken Lolla.  He assisted in opposition scouting, daily operations of training, recruiting organization and travel coordination.  Tarver began his coaching career at his alma mater – Centre College.  In three seasons as an assistant, his squad won its first SAA title while making its fifth NCAA appearance.

Submitted by Athletics

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