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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

* Funeral Procession for Professor Emeritus Ray Arensman to Pass through Sesquicentennial Oval Drive Today

University of Evansville Professor Emeritus Ray William Arensman '43 of Evansville, passed away Friday, June 28, at his home. He was 91.

In remembrance of Dr. Arensman, University flags will be flown at half-mast Tuesday, July 2. The funeral procession will pass through Sesquicentennial Oval drive at approximately 2:15 p.m. Family of Dr. Arensman will gather outside Olmsted Hall as the carillon bells play the Hymn to Evansville. The entire funeral procession will then pass through the Sesquicentennial Oval drive.

Please join the family outside Olmsted Hall if you wish to pay your respects.

Dr. Arensman was born October 14, 1921, in Huntingburg, Indiana. He received his bachelor's degree from Evansville College (as the University of Evansville was then known) and underwent Naval training at Columbia University prior to serving from 1943 to 1946. Dr. Arensman was a lieutenant on a destroyer escort. He married Helen Mae Lukemeyer in 1946.

Dr. Arensman taught at Salem High School before earning his Master of Science and Doctor of Education degrees from Indiana University. He was an assistant professor of business education at IU until 1958, when he left to become head of the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Evansville College.

Dr. Arensman eventually became UE’s Dean of the School of Business, was named Outstanding Teacher in 1976 and had numerous appointments to boards including Miller Block, People's Savings and Credit Thrift.

He loved music of all kinds, played in five bands and founded the big band, The Temple Airs. This group participated in fundraising for not-for-profits in excess of four million dollars.

Dr. Arensman's community leadership was honored by the Rotary Civic Award by the Evansville Rotary Club in 2006.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen Mae Arensman, of Evansville; daughter, Ann Rice (Dr. Patrick Rice), of Cranbrook, B.C. Canada; son, Dr. Frederick Arensman (Barbara), of Louisville, Ky.; grandson, Drew Rice (Cara), of Vancouver, B.C .Canada; granddaughters, Dr. Amy Doetsch (Dr. Alex Doetsch), of Twin Falls, Idaho, Dr. Allison Arensman, of Hanover, N.H., and Emily Arensman, of New York, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Clara and Morgan Doetsch and Olin and Marlow Rice.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Methodist Temple, 2109 Lincoln Avenue, officiated by Rev. Stephen Beutler, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg, Indiana. Friends may visit Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel and Tuesday from noon until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ray and Mae Arensman Scholarship at the University of Evansville. Condolences may be made online at


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 .

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

* USPS and UPS Closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013 for INDEPENDENCE DAY

Both the United States Postal Service and United Parcel Service will be closed on INDEPENDENCE DAY, Thursday, July 4. Please plan accordingly. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197



* 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..


Sympathy to...

* Diana Rodríguez Quevedo and Family

Condolences to Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo, assistant professor of Spanish, on the death of her father on Monday, June 24, Carlos J. Rodríguez M. (1925-2013) in Colombia. He was an extraordinary trumpet player, a highly disciplined, passionate, and talented musician, an extremely devoted teacher and mentor, and a substitute father to many of his students who came from single parent homes. He leaves behind his wife, four children, two siblings, and many students.


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