University of Evansville

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Upcoming Events

* Visit UE - Summer Open House, July 13!

The Office of Admission is hosting its annual summer Open House on Saturday, July 13. If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who could benefit from a visit to campus, please encourage them to attend. They will join other prospective students from around the country in visiting with faculty members, learning about study abroad programs, discussing scholarship opportunities, touring campus including residence halls and enjoying lunch on campus. They can register online at https://www.evansville.edu/visit/openhouse.cfm or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468.

Info You Should Know

* UE Libraries Independence Day Hours

UE Libraries will be closed on July 4, Independence Day.  The hours schedule follows below. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or wflouden@evansville.edu .

•  Wednesday, July 3:  7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
•  Thursday, July 4:      CLOSED
•  Friday, July 5:           Resume Regular Summer Hours

* Check Requisitions and Marketing Codes

The Accounting and Audit Department is receiving quite a few check requisitions for marketing charges that are not coded with the new marketing codes. These will be sent back to the departments. Please use the new marketing codes so that the processing of your check requisitions is not delayed.

* 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.

Congratulations

* Dr. Cris Hochwender Gives Talk to SWINPAWS at Koch Center's Native Plant Garden

On Saturday, June 22, Dr. Cris Hochwender from the Biology department talked to SWINPAWS (the SouthWest Indiana Native Plant And Wildflower Society) at Koch Center's Native Plant Garden. Part of the talk included a discussion of native plant species that can be used for backyard gardens. For more information on the native plant garden see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQgJGohOM5c. For more information about INPAWS, see their website: http://www.inpaws.org/. For faculty and staff interested in a group tour of the native plant garden this fall, please contact Cris at ch81@evansville.edu.

* UE Intramurals Program Named One of the Nation's Best

The University of Evansville has been named one of the nation’s top schools for intramural sports, as announced by BestColleges.com.The website published the list of top intramural programs this week as part of a series of lists that recognize schools for “unique characteristics that are not often discussed … all incredibly important factors” in a prospective student’s college choice.

More than 85 percent of students at UE participate in intramural sports, from officiating to competing. The intramural schedule changes each semester to offer new activities, and intramurals are open to students of all abilities and interest levels. Past activities have included soccer, flag football, volleyball, sand volleyball, tennis, basketball, floor hockey, cycling, and futsal.

“We’re honored to be recognized by BestColleges.com as a top-tier intramural program,” said Rob Latva, assistant director of the University of Evansville’s Fitness Center and coordinator of the intramurals program. “The intramural student staff works hard night in and night out to give our participants the best possible experience. We take great pride in the diversity of our program, and make every effort to offer activities that appeal to all students.”

“Our intramural program would not be successful without the pride and dedication of the intramural supervisors and intramural officials,” Latva added. “A big thank you goes out to all of our participants who make our program a great success.”

* Arts Awards Recipients

Several members of the UE community were recognized in this year’s Arts Awards, presented by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana on June 27 at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery.

Dennis Malfatti, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, was named Arts Educator of the Year. UE Opera under the direction of Jon Truitt, associate professor of music and head of the voice area, received the Ensemble of the Year Award. In addition, UE Trustee and Old National Bancorp President and CEO Bob Jones and his wife, Lisa, were named Arts Advocates of the Year for their involvement with UE Theatre and other arts organizations.

Congratulations to the award recipients! To learn more about the winners, please click here.

* UE Grad Puts Together Evansville Farmers' Market - Buy Fresh, Buy Local!

UE alum Jordan Fink, manager of Adele's health food store on Lincoln Avenue, has put together a Farmer's Market that will be open every Tuesday from July 2 through August 27 between 3-6:30 p.m. The market will be located right across from Adele's health food store on the 2700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Fink is a graduate of UE's School of Business..

Athletics

* UE Softball Recruit Earns Prestigious Honor

University of Evansville softball recruit Emma Buckles has been named an All-Region High School player by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) in an announcement by the organization.

Buckles, who recently completed her career at Webster Groves High School in Missouri, was named to the South Central Region Second Team as an at-large player.

"Emma had another very good high school season,” UE softball coach Mark Redburn said.  “She works hard in all that she does and that's one reason why I am so excited that she chose to continue her education and softball career here at UE!  I am really happy for Emma and this great honor that she has received."

Buckles registered a .573 batting average to go along with 37 RBIs and 5 home runs as Webster Grove where she played for coach Bryan Gibson.  She also saw time on the mound, posting an 11-2 mark.  Her efforts saw her be named a 2012 1st Team All-State player while garnering Conference Player of the Year honors.

Her other honors in high school included a High School Female Athlete of the Year winner, Academic All-State, four scholar-athlete honors and membership in the National Honor Society.

* Men's Basketball Shooting Camps Set For June 28/29

Camp season is in full swing for the Purple Aces men’s basketball team and that continues on Friday and Saturday with the Shooting Skills Camp.

Open to grades 1-12, the camp runs from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. on June 28 and 29.  The camp format includes shooting skills and drills while concentrating on detailed shooting instruction.  Campers receive a t-shirt, basketball and lunch.

Registration begins on Friday morning at 8 a.m. and walkups will be accepted at the door.  The cost is $120.

For more information or to reserve a spot ahead of time, contact Kavon Lacey at 812-488-2757 or at kl82@evansville.edu.

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