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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Registration Still Open for OPTIONS Camps

Do you know a middle or high school student who is gifted in math and science? Openings are still available in the OPTIONS summer camps hosted by the University of Evansville's College of Engineering and Computer Science. Thanks to a generous grant from the Alcoa Foundation, scholarships are also available for middle and high school girls attending OPTIONS, which introduces students to the vast career possibilities in engineering and computer science.

The camps include hands-on projects, classes taught by UE professors and students, and field trips. Registration is open for the following camps:

  • OPTIONS for Middle School Boys, June 3-7 (day program)
  • OPTIONS for High School Girls, June 9-14 (residential program)
  • OPTIONS for Middle School Girls, June 16-20 (residential program)

Applications and more information are available online at options.evansville.edu or by calling the College of Engineering and Computer Science at x2651.

Upcoming Events

* Office Staff Association May Luncheon

The OSA May luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 14, 12-1:30 p.m., in Grabill Lounge, Neu Chapel. Please bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the officers. Bring a flower or plant for the flower exchange. We will officially announce the 2013-2014 officers. The group portrait will be taken and then we are off until the fall. Please let Kim Flener (kf129) or Donna Jones (dj32) know if you will be coming so we will have enough chairs.

* 2013 Purple Aces Club Golf Classic Set For May 21

The annual Purple Aces Club Golf Classic, which benefits University of Evansville Athletics Scholarships, is set to take place on Tuesday, May 21 at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind.

Everyone is welcome to play as individuals can sign up for $125 while foursomes cost $500.  Registration and lunch will be from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. before a shotgun start commences the tournament at 12:30.  At approximately 5:30 p.m., a post-event reception takes place followed by an awards ceremony.

For those wishing to be a sponsor, several opportunities are available including the sponsorship of holes, longest drive, closest to the pin and recognition on all carts that will be used at the event.

One of the top courses in the state of Indiana, Quail Crossing is on a natural terrain located just minutes from Evansville.  Known for their minimalist style or lay of the land design, Renaissance Golf Design (led by Tom Doak) complemented the natural terrain of Quail’s 320 acres.

Styling the course in imitation of Shinnecock Hills, with fairway bunkers framed by bluestem and other prairie grasses that were selected in conjunction with Quail Unlimited, provides suitable habitat for the birds after which the course is named. Quail’s links style routing is a real treat for golfers who will see an abundance of natural beauty during their 18-hole round.

Those interested in participating are asked to sign up by May 13.  You can register by sending in the entry form that is linked above, or by contacting Dwight Merilatt.  Sponsorship questions and other inquiries can also be directed to him at dm160@evansville.edu or 812-488-2287.

* Douglas Reed's "Amazing Grace" Concert

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, will play a concert entitled Amazing Grace in Neu Chapel on May 12, at 4:00 p.m.  A matinee performance of his concert in Siegen, Germany later in May, the program will include music by American composers William Albright, William Bolcom, Sydney Hodkinson, and Daniel Pinkham.

Reed will perform three compositions based on familiar hymn tunes. These include Pulitzer Prize winning composer William Bolcom’s Gospel Prelude on “Amazing Grace” and Prelude on “Abide With Me" as well as Pinkham’s Variations on “Wondrous Love.” 

The program will also include a 35th anniversary performance of William Albright’s Organbook III (1977-78) premiered by the composer on the Neu Chapel Holtkamp organ in 1978.  Albright had strong ties with the University of Evansville who commissioned him to write Four Fancies for harpsichord (1978) with the support of the Mesker Music Trust, and Symphony for organ with percussion (1986) with the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The most recent works on the program are Swing Shift and Zephyrs from Sydney Hodkinson’s Organmusic (2012). Hodkinson conducts the Contemporary Ensemble and teaches composition at the Aspen Colorado Music Festival and School.  A composition professor and conductor of the Musica Nova Ensemble at the Eastman School of Music for many years, Hodkinson wrote Papillons, Book III (1984) for Douglas Reed, and Cantata Sancta (2001) with the support of the McGary Family of Newburgh, Indiana and the Friends of UE Music for the dedication of the Francile MacDonald McGary portative organ.

Sponsored by the University of Evansville Department of Religious Life, the program is free and open to the public.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23, 2013 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

Info You Should Know

* Graduation Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers

Congratulations to all who graduated Saturday! To recognize this achievement, news releases have been sent to your hometown newspapers and posted online at readabout.me.

You should receive an e-mail notification with a link to view your story online and share your achievement with friends and family through e-mail and social media. If you haven't already, log in to readabout.me via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, leadership positions, activities, and professional experience.

Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. UE helps students create a positive online presence by providing readabout.me as a free service. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241 or kl147. 

* Renewal Time for Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS)

It is time to renew “PAADS” (Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services) forms for the new Fiscal Year 2013-14 period of June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014.  Note: Employee status changes (Requestors and Approvers) during a fiscal year will void a PAADS and a new approved PAADS will be necessary.

The renewal process is simple.
1. Print, complete, obtain authorized signature and submit the form via campus mail to Doris Cook/Distribution Services/GS the PAADS form which is located on either of the following websites on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions at
• Copy Services website at  http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/
• Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email dc47.

* Applications Now Being Accepted for Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2013-14 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.    Applications may be emailed to financialaid@evansville.edu; or JL25@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Art History Major Elizabeth Long Wins First Art History Internship Award

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the winner of its first Art History Internship Award: Art History major Elizabeth Long. Elizabeth will receive $500 to support her summer internship experience at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, OK. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

* Psychology Major Emily Jamieson Wins 2013 Best Senior Thesis Award

Senior psychology major Emily Jamieson has won the 2013 Best Senior Thesis award for her research, titled "Juror Perceptions of Coerced Confessions: The Influence of Mental Illness."  She found that mock jurors were more likely to convict a defendant who was coerced to confess when he was portrayed as having clinical depression than when portrayed as having no mental illness.  These results support the theory that people endorse negative stereotypes toward those with mental illnesses (i.e., that they are more prone to violence).  These findings were presented at the 2013 Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.

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