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Thursday, July 11, 2013

* Fitness Center Closed

Due to the air conditioning systems being down, the Fitness Center is closed today.

* UE Personnel Welcome to Take Break from Heat in Schroeder Hall TV Lounge!

Due to the air conditiiong problems on campus, Residence Life has opened up the Schroeder Hall TV Lounge for University personnel who would like to come over and take a break from the heat. The entrance to the Schroeder Hall TV Lounge are the doors closest to the 5/3rd Bank Basketball Practice Facility. Schroeder Hall has its own AC unit so it is unaffected by the chillers being down.

Call 812-306-4446 if you have any questions!


Upcoming Events

* Help Us Celebrate Dan Miller's Retirement Today

The UE community is invited to join us for a reception on Wednesday, July 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business. We’ll be celebrating Dan Miller’s “retirement” as he transitions from the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Enterprise into the role of its first Global Executive-in-Residence. Dan has also served the University as a long-term member of the Institute for Global Enterprise Advisory Board, Board of Visitors, and Board of Trustees. Dan graduated from UE in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. For more information, contact


Info You Should Know

* 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.


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