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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, July 23 and Thursday July 25, 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

* Sodexo Survey

Sodexo is currently evaluating the meal plans and incentives available to faculty and staff members who dine on campus. To help with this process, you can submit your feedback via our 3-question survey at .

All UE employees are welcome to complete the survey. The link will be valid through July 12. Thank you for your time and input!

* Special Hours for UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore will have special hours during the coming week. During the week of July 8-12, the store will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. On Saturday, July 13, the Bookstore will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to the Admissions Open House. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.



* Mark Davis Presents Microbiology Education Poster at the 113th ASM Conference

Associate Professor of Biology Mark Davis gave a presentation titled "Developing Interest in Graduate Studies by Increasing Interactions Between Undergraduate Students and Experienced Research Scientists" at the national conference of the 113th annual general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Denver. 

A summary of his research and findings:  The common undergraduate student seldom has significant interactions with successful senior research professionals. This project hypothesized that by increasing student/researcher interactions, through a class assignment, more students would be interested in exploring options in graduate education. A project that consisted of students performing a literature search on a senior researcher and subsequently contacting and interviewing that researcher was designed. The students were then required to present their scientific and personal findings about their senior scientist to their peers in the class. After several rounds of the assignment, student comments along with student assessments of the course were collected and scrutinized.  Student career profile data was obtained and analyzed. Students overwhelmingly enjoyed the assignment with the majority of students stating that they believed the barrier between senior researcher and student no longer inhibited their interactions with faculty and researchers. The statistical data showed a significant increase in graduate school matriculation from a level of 15%, which correlates to the national average, before the assignment to 43% after the assignment.

* Robin Sager Has Research Article Published in Journal

Assistant Professor of History Robin C. Sager has a research article titled, “Waco’s Women in War Time,” in the Spring 2013 issue of the Waco Heritage and History journal. The paper investigates how women in central Texas participated in home production and property management during the Civil War years.



* Brinker's Jewelers Becomes The Official Jeweler Of UE Athletics

Brinker’s Jewelers has become the Official Jeweler of the University of Evansville Athletic Department.  The partnership will run through the 2015-16 academic year and will make Brinker’s the sole jewelry partner of the athletic department.

“Brinker’s Jewelers has been a leader in the jewelry industry within the Evansville community for years,” Ben Paradossi of the UE athletic department said.  “We are excited to partner with them and look forward to working together.”

As part of the partnership, Brinker’s Jewelers will have a year-round presence with the athletic department and will be involved in various marketing initiatives throughout the academic year.  Brinker’s Jewelers will sponsor multiple in-game fan promotions for men’s and women’s basketball and will also become the presenting sponsor of overtime/extra innings for all sports.

“The University of Evansville has a long standing tradition in athletics and academics.  Brinker’s Jewelers is happy to support this great institution and it’s student-athletes,” Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Brinker’s Jewelers Kyle Brinker said.

About Brinker’s Jewelers
Brinker’s Jewelers is a third-generation jewelry store that has been part of the Tri-State area for 41 years.  They feature an in-house custom jewelry design studio, as well as a full service Swiss watch repair center.  They carry a variety of the top designer brands including: A.JAFFE, Christopher Designs, Forevermark, Mikimoto, Pandora, Roberto Coin, Simon G and Tacori.  Brinker’s Jewelers also offers the area’s largest selection of the fine Swiss timepieces and luxury watch brands including Montblanc, Nomos Glashütte, Omega, Rolex, Shinola and Tudor.


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