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Thursday, June 13, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Last Chance for Free Copy of 2012 LinC Yearbook!

If you would like a free copy of the award-winning 2012 LinC yearbook, stop by Student Publications, second floor Ridgway Center, to pick up a copy by Friday.  Copies are located right outside the door.  Help yourself!

* Summer Session I Buyback

The UE Bookstore will have a two day end of Summer Session I buyback on Thursday & Friday, June 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. We will freely quote any book whether used on this campus or not. Bring in any book that you might not want anymore. Please bring your ID with you. If questions please contact the Bookstore at x2678.

Info You Should Know

* Join UE's Race for the Cure Team – Race Set for September 28th

Join Team UE now and get an “early bird” discount through June 30 at http://evansville.info-komen.org/goto/teamue.  No running experience required.  Friends and family are also encouraged to join Team UE!  Questions?  Please contact Jen at x2021 or jj130.

* Summer I Rental Returns due

This is a reminder that books rented for Summer Session I are due back in the UE Bookstore at the end of the session, June 14 unless other arrangements are made. After the duedate you may be assessed a late fee. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

Congratulations

* Doug Reed Presents Concert of American Organ Music in Germany

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, performed a concert of American organ music entitled Amazing Grace at the Nikolaikirche in Siegen, Germany on May 24.   The concert was sponsored by the Studio für Neue Musik at the University of Siegen in cooperation with the Siegen Kantorei and the German-American Society of Siegen-Wittgenstein. Dr. Reed performed music by William Albright, William Bolcom, Sydney Hodkinson, and Daniel Pinkham on the 55 stop 4-manual and pedal Kleuker pipe organ built in 1955.

* UE Graduate Sara Stephens Has Poems Accepted by Relief Journal

Creative writing graduate Sara Stephens recently had five poems accepted to Relief Journal. Sara attended the 2013 Harlaxton Summer Writing Program in England with UE professors Rob Griffith, Bill Baer, and Margaret McMullan. She spent five weeks there polishing her thesis as she completes her MFA degree in poetry at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she is also a teaching fellow. Sara’s poetry has also appeared in Deep South magazine.

* Heidi Strobel Authenticates Artwork at Yale University Center for British Art

On June 3, Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, authenticated an artwork by Mary Linwood (1755-1845) at the Yale University Center for British Art.  Linwood created 65 large scale, embroidered copies of famous art works and installed them in her popular London gallery.  Thirty-two of these works still exist and Yale’s art work, Tygress, is the only Linwood in the United States.  Strobel will have an essay on Linwood’s replicas of paintings by Thomas Gainsborough in her upcoming compilation on gender and material culture.

* Essay by UE Sophomore Anna Sheffer to Air on WNIN Radio this Friday

Sophomore creative writing and literature major Anna Sheffer has an essay “When I Think of My Dad” that will air on WNIN Radio with Micah Schweizer Friday, June 14 at 7:45 a.m. for Father’s Day. You can listen live at wnin.org/listenlive. Anna wrote the essay in a creative nonfiction class she took Spring 2013.

Athletics

* John Stanley Named Under Armour Athletic Director Of The Year

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced that University of Evansville Athletics Director John Stanley was the recipient of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award (ADOY).

Stanley was one of 28 AD’s to win the award over seven divisions. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS; Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). Winners will receive their awards during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 15 at NACDA's 48th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.

“It sort of validates the direction of our athletic program,” Stanley said. “I don’t really attribute it that much to me. I’m more of a support role — a mentor in some regard — and my whole objective is to make our athletic department better for the student-athletes and coaches.”

NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione explains the ADOY Award is essential because it highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their surrounding communities.

"Since 1998, NACDA has been highlighting significant contributions made by athletics directors across all divisions of our membership," said NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione. "This award allows athletics directors to be recognized not only nationally, but also in their respective communities which heightens the awareness of their leadership position in the athletics enterprise."

Over the last year and a half, athletics at UE have been moving in a great direction.  Stanley has seen the building of the Ford Center and Fifth Third Practice Facility, which houses both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.  The men won 20 games for the first time in over a decade this year and advanced to the postseason for the fourth time in five years while the women saw extreme improvement in year two under head coach Oties Epps. 

In the fall of 2012, the women’s soccer team won the regular season Missouri Valley Conference Championship and aim for even bigger things this year as the tournament comes to Arad McCutchan Stadium.  The men’s soccer team also flourished last season, coming within a game of winning the league.

Saving its best for the most important run of the season was the Aces softball squad, which made a run through the MVC Tournament coming just innings away from a championship and a trip to the NCAA’s.  The women’s swimming team, under the leadership of co-coach of the year Rickey Perkins, has also been one of the top squads in the conference.  In cross country, both teams look to be on top this year following a banner season last year where each squad was winning events.  This year, senior Kelby Jenkins looks to lead the squad through the season as she was victorious on four occasions last year.

Academics are always #1 at UE and Stanley’s work at helping student-athletes balance academics and athletics culminated in UE bringing home the 2012 all-academic award with the highest cumulative GPA in the MVC while his program also boasts the top graduation rate (93%) in the league.

“I’m hoping this (award) is a way to get the word out about what kind of quality student-athlete we have,” Stanley said. “We compete at a high level against quality teams and hold our own in just about all the sports we play. To me, it’s gratifying that people outside of Evansville, Ind., recognize that’s happening.”

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