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Monday, July 29, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Wellness Nurse on Campus this Afternoon!

The wellness nurse will be in Ridgway lobby Monday, July 29, 1:30 -3:00 p.m. Don't deprive yourself of comfort foods to stay healthy! You can incorporate healthier versions of your favorites by changing an ingredient or using a different cooking method. Use applesauce when baking as a substitute for oil or butter, try whole grain flour and pasta, replace salt with spices, or grill your veggies with olive oil instead of cooking them in butter.


Upcoming Events

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Fall Conference Information Will Be Sent Electronically this Year

The letter and schedule detailing the events of the Fall Conference and other activities associated with the start of the 2013-2014 academic year will be sent to full-time employees electronically this year. Please contact the Office of Academic Affairs if you do not receive your information.

* 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 .  

* 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.



* Matthew Knoester Has Essay Review Published in American Journal of Education

Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester has just had an essay review published in the American Journal of Education titled "The Flat World and Books about Education," Knoester discusses how globalisation of the economy has led to an increasing amount of interest in international comparisons of educational systems. He reviews two of the most outstanding recent books on this topic.


Sympathy to...

* Family and Friends of Dudley S. Thomas

Professor Emeritus Dudley S. Thomas passed away early Saturday morning, July 27. Dr. Thomas was on the the faculty for over 30 years, many of which was spent serving as Departnent Chair. He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra. He is survived by his daughter Paige Blunt, son-in-law John and three grandchildren. He was an inspirational teacher and mentor to many UET alumni and will be missed greatly.  Please send thoughts, condolences, and stories of Dr. T to R. Scott Lank at A book will be compiled and sent to family.



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