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Friday, July 19, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Summer Buyback Today and Tomorrow

The UE Bookstore will have a summer ending Book buyback on Thursday and Friday, July 18 and 19, during regular store hours. We will buyback books regardless where purchased or if used on this campus. Bring in any text you no longer want and we'll quote you a price and give you cash on the spot. Please bring your ID as well. If questions please contact the UE Bookstore


Upcoming Events

* UE Farmers Market Set for Monday, July 22

Professor Bill Hemminger wants to let everyone know that "your campus farmers plan to hold another farmers' market in the north lobby of Ridgway Center at 9 a.m. next Monday, July 22.  Then, weather permitting, we plan to be back the following Monday."


Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Closed from July 29-Aug 2

The Fitness Center will be closed July 29 through August 2 for refinishing of the gym floors. It will reopen on August 5 at 8:00 am.

* Greeters for Freshman Move In Needed

Attention faculty and staff - the incoming class of 2013 will soon be here. As is our tradition, we are looking for faculty and staff to greet our parents and students who will be moving in to the Residence Halls on Saturday, August 24. There are three time slots to choose from at our buildings. Everything you will need will be provided for you. Please sign up on the registration site at: by August 9.

For additional information or questions, please contact Geoff Edwards at

* Libraries Announces Summer Intersession Hours Schedule

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the forthcoming Summer Intersession beginning on Monday, July 20 through Tuesday, August 27. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or

• Monday:            8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:            8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Thursday:          8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
• Friday:                8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Saturday:           CLOSED
• Sunday:              CLOSED



* Students to Help Nonprofit Organization Launch Medical Clinic in Dominican Republic

As part of an intensive summer course in applied process development – and an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a developing country – 15 University of Evansville students will spend the next two weeks in the Dominican Republic.

From July 23-August 6, UE business, communication, engineering, and nursing students will work with the nonprofit organization G.O. Ministries to develop plans for the organization’s new medical facility, currently under construction in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

UE students traveling to the Dominican Republic are Vaughn Ahlf, Jacquelyn Ballard, Ryan Bassemier, Laura Best, Brandi Blosl, Abby Browder, Mathew Brown, Heather Browning, Renee Croce, Gaby Fifer, Rachel Mendoza-Santiago, Shannon Osiecki, Breianna Simpson, Brenna Siscoe, and Brynne Thompson.

UE faculty members accompanying the group are Amy Hall, White Family Endowed Professor and chair of the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences; Richard Deer, director of UE’s Center for Intensive Experiential Education; and Jill Griffin, director of the Global Assistance Program in UE’s Institute for Global Enterprise. John Layer, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will deliver online course components.

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Institute for Global Enterprise, the Center for Intensive Experiential Education, and the Lilly Endowment for their generous support of this educational experience. 

* Michael Dawson to Perform Live Music at Warrick County Fair

Michael Dawson, Marketing Web Developer, will perform with his band, Retro Shock, at the Warrick County Fair on Friday, July 19, followed by Roca Bar North on Saturday, July 20. Michael is the lead singer and guitarist of the cover band that plays various songs from the 60s to the 80s. You can find more information about Retro Shock, as well as a list of upcoming performances, at



* Colt Ryan Named To 2012-13 NABC Honors Court

Two-time Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year Colt Ryan continued to earn academic accolades as he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2012-13 Honors Court in a release by the association.

In order to receive the honor, the student-athlete must meet four criteria including: academically a junior or senior and a varsity player, cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year, must have one year at their current institution and must be a member of an NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA Division I or II institution.

Ryan was one of more than 700 student-athletes from 287 college/universities to receive recognition.  He also was honored by the NABC last season.  The accounting major finished with a 3.43 GPA in his time at UE while setting the program’s all-time scoring record at 2,279.

* UE Women's Basketball Among WBCA Academic Top 25

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team finished 19th in the nation among Division I teams on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, as announced by the WBCA Thursday morning.

The Purple Aces accumulated a 3.411 team grade point average (GPA) during the 2012-13 season.  Evansville finished its 2012-13 campaign with an overall record of 9-21 and placed seventh in the MVC with a 7-11 mark in league play, marking UE’s best conference finish since 2007-08.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes women’s basketball teams across the nation in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, the NAIA and junior/community colleges that carry the highest combined GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season.  The 2012-13 season is the 18th in which the WBCA has produced the honor rolls.

* Manolo Concepcion Announces August Coaches Clinic

University of Evansville head volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion has announced that he will be hosting a Volleyball Coaches Clinic next month.

Set for Monday, August 5, the clinic will run from 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. and will take place at the Carson Center on the UE campus.  Cost for attendees is $50.

It will focus on several aspects of coaching beginning with the preparation of periodization plans for teams and individual athletes.  They will be scientific plans that will be the same format used in international leagues in many parts of the world. 

Concepcion will explain how to create a competitive practice environment by measuring performance as well as going in to great detail on training the setter with keys and drills to develop precision and decision making.

Entering his first year at the helm of the Aces program, Concepcion brings in a great deal of coaching experience, which includes seven seasons as a collegiate coach as well as experience as both a men’s and women’s coach in the Superior League, which is one of the top 10 professional leagues in the world.

Concepcion owns National Coaching Certification at Level I, II and III (FPVB) as well as a International Coaching Certificate (FIVB).  He played at the college level at Concordia College as well as three club teams, the Puerto Rico National Team and a professional stint with Caribes de San Sebastian.

For more information or to register, please contact Concepcion at 812-746-1028 or via email at


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