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Friday, July 26, 2013

Upcoming Events

* UE Farmers' Market Set for Monday, July 29

Professor Bill Hemminger wants to let everyone know that "your campus farmers plan to hold another farmers' market in the north lobby of Ridgway Univesity Center at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 29.”

There should be green beans, onions, zucchini & summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and various greens.  

* Save the Date for Innovation Strategist John Kao

Save the date for the next Institute Speaker Series guest John Kao on Tuesday, September 17. Kao has been called “Mr. Creativity” and “a serial innovator” by The Economist and is a leading authority on innovation, organization transformation, and emerging technologies. He received his MBA from Harvard and his MD from Yale. He is also a Tony-winning producer of film and stage, and spent the summer of 1969 playing keyboards for Frank Zappa.  Kao will be at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis at noon (ET) for a luncheon presentation, and then travel to Evansville for a 7:00 p.m. event at the Victory Theatre. Contact Jen at for tickets and reservations for the luncheon event. The evening presentation is free and open to the public. Registration links will become available as the date nears. For more information, contact Cindy at or visit This event is sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise.

* Wellness Nurse Visits in July

The employee wellness nurse will be in Ridgway University Center Lobby on Monday, July 29, from 1 - 3 p.m. The planned wellness nurse visti set for Friday, July 26, has been cancelled. This is a change from the previously published schedule.


Info You Should Know

* Meagan Meadors '09 Named Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

Meagan Meadors '09 has been hired as UE’s corporate and foundation relations officer.

Meadors began work in her new position Monday, July 22. She is responsible for working with local and national foundations and corporations to research potential funding sources, develop proposals, and create grant reports for secured gifts. She also serves as a resource for UE administrators, faculty members, and students seeking external funding for University projects and programs.

“I was truly blessed to attend the University of Evansville, where I received a world-class education, participated in student organizations such as Chi Omega, and formed meaningful relationships,” Meadors said. “Having the opportunity to return to UE and work in the Office of Development is a privilege.”

“I am extremely passionate about the work that the faculty and staff do at the University,” Meadors added, “and I hope to utilize my talents and skills in my new position: to provide a new generation of students the chance to be transformed and flourish at the University of Evansville.”

After graduating from UE, Meadors began her career as program manager for Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana, Inc., then was promoted to the organization’s development and marketing manager. She later served as executive director for Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners, a local nonprofit organization.

Meadors holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in global business and management.

* Libraries Announces Online System Upgrade

Major software upgrade to Libraries’ online system is scheduled for Monday, July 29th, through Thursday, August 1. Upgrade will interrupt access to ACE online catalog as well as additional library services during these four days.  Summer Intersession was targeted for this important system upgrade in order to minimize your inconvenience.
Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions either at 812.488.2376 or .  

* UE Announces John MacCauley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans

In memory of beloved Purple Aces announcer and 1974 graduate John MacCauley, Jr., the University of Evansville has created a new scholarship for military veterans and invites contributions to the endowed fund.

Established by MacCauley’s friends and fellow veterans, the John MacCauley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans will give financial support to post-9/11 veterans in all branches of the military who attend the University of Evansville. The scholarship will support UE’s contributions to the Yellow Ribbon program, which offers free tuition to qualifying post-9/11 military veterans.

In August 2012, MacCauley, a Marine Corps veteran, died of a heart attack before he could fulfill his longtime goal of establishing a scholarship for veterans. After his death, his close friends Guy and Linda Banta, Dave and Julie Binnix, David and Lauren Jones, Herschel and Marian Purdue, and Bob and Mary Tiemann joined together to make his dream a reality.

On a recent University of Evansville alumni cruise to Alaska, Mary MacCauley, John’s widow, was surprised with a plaque commemorating the scholarship. (John had planned the cruise before his death; in addition to serving as the Purple Aces’ men’s basketball announcer and president of the Purple Aces Club, he also was a travel agent and planned many UE-related trips.)

To contribute to the scholarship fund, visit (in the drop-down menu, select John MacCauley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans), or mail your gift to Catherine Renner, assistant director of gift planning and capital support, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47722.

For more information, please contact Renner at 812-488-2519.

* 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.



* Joe Flauto Designs Set for Production of The Light in the Piazza

Last week, Professor Emeritus of Theatre Joe Flauto designed the set for a production of the musical The Light in the Piazza  at Hope summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI.  He worked with several UE Theatre alums and current students. The production will continue for several weeks in rotation with two other productions also worked on by UET alums.



* Season Tickets For UE Fall Sports Now On Sale

Defending Missouri Valley Conference women’s soccer regular champion Evansville is one of three fall sports set to commence play in less than a month as season ticket packages for each are now available for purchase.

The women’s soccer team went 4-1-1 in the MVC last season en route to the championship.  This year, the squad aims even higher as the Aces will play host to the 2013 MVC Tournament.  Fans who purchase season tickets are guaranteed tickets to each tournament game as part of several packages that are available.

Youth/senior season tickets are just $50 and feature admission into all 10 homes contests as well as an All-Tournament pass for the MVC Tournament from November 8-10.  Youth tickets are good for those 17 and under while senior tickets are for those 65 and over.  Adult season tickets also receive admission to the 10 home contests along with the tournament pass.

For just $160, you can purchase a Purple Aces Family Pack.  The family pack consists of 40 vouchers for entrance to a UE home soccer match as well as our tournament passes. 

UE’s men’s soccer team will play nine home matches in 2013 with youth/senior season tickets selling for just $35 while adult season tickets are $50.  Family packages are $110 and feature 40 vouchers for admission to any home UE soccer match.

Both the men’s and women’s team feature MVP Packages and World Cup Packages.  The MVC sells for $500 and includes two public address acknowledgements at all home matches, logo recognition in the game day program, 100 vouchers for admission to a UE soccer match and 10 All-Tournament tickets to the MVC Women’s Soccer Tournament.  For $700, you can be a part of the World Cup Package, which includes all of the benefits for the MVP as well as a 5’x10’ banner present at all home soccer matches.

Evansville’s volleyball team is also set to begin its home slate with the return of its home tournament on September 13 and 14.  New head coach Manolo Concepcion has set his home slate, which features 11 home matches.  Adult season tickets for volleyball are just $65 while youth/senior tickets are $45.  For $160, a family pack may be purchased and includes 45 vouchers good for admission to any home volleyball match.

For more information, please click on the above brochures for each sport or call the Purple Aces ticket office at 812-488-ACES.


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