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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What's Happening Today

* UE Bookstore Buyback/ UrEntal returns

This is a reminder the UE Bookstore Buyback begins at NOON, April 27 and runs until 11 a.m. on May 5.  There will be a drawing and promotions all during the week for prizes and gift certificates. The only buyback location is in the Ridgway University Center in the Bookstore.  The UE Bookstore freely quotes pricing on any textbooks used on this campus or not, and offers up to half back on some texts.  Come early and often and compare prices.  The books stay on this campus as much as possible to keep prices lower.  Also keep in mind you will need your student ID to sell books, but your original sales receipt is NOT required.  Also any UrEntal rentals books you have must be returned to the UE Bookstore by May 4.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore for clarification.


Upcoming Events

* Spring Commencement Set for Saturday, May 7

Spring Commencement 2011 is set for Saturday, May 7 in Roberts Stadium. Student Robing begins at 12:30 p.m, and Faculty Robing is at 1 p.m. The Commencement Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.

There will be a Baccalaureate Service at 10 a.m. on campus in Neu Chapel.

Graduates - if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend the event, let them know that the ceremony will be streamed live at



* 5K Charity Run

The Criminal Justice Club would like to encourage University students and employees to participate in the “911 Gives Hope” 5k Hope Run, set for Saturday, May 14 at 5 p.m., in Downtown Evansville.  911 Gives Hope is a not-for-profit group made up of area law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency services personnel that raises money for local charities and programs such as the Youth Service Bureau, Aware Autism, Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, ARC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, among others. Registration and additional information can be found at:

* Save-the-Date for Family Weekend 2011!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 23 – 25, 2011.  The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on event planning right now. If your department or student organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link here by May 6.  If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to

* Reception for Visiting Foreign Language Instructors

The Department of Foreign Languages invites the campus community to attend a Reception to wish a fond farewell to our visiting faculty this year:  Dr. Sandra Martin (Spanish instructor), and Mrs. Jie Wang (Chinese instructor).  Please join us on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Suite 350 of Olmsted Hall.  

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Session Dates


The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 13 for individual counseling sessions.

The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158). To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 812-349-4443.  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Women Veterans Conference Planned for June 4

The Honoring Women Veterans Conference, a day of education, pampering, and camaraderie for women who have served in the United States military, will take place from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center. Attendance is free for women veterans.

The day’s events will include an informative session on military benefits, networking and career information, an afternoon of pampering, and a keynote address from Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Irene Trowell-Harris. As the director of Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, Trowell-Harris serves as the primary advisor to the secretary of veterans affairs on programs and issues related to women veterans.

The University of Evansville is proud to host the Honoring Women Veterans Conference and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. To present this conference, UE has partnered with ITT Technical Institute and The Women’s Hospital.

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 20. Military veterans may register online at or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993.

* UE Bookstore Open on Graduation Day

The UE Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Graduation Day, May 7, for any last minute needs or purchases.  Graduates should make sure they try on their cap and gowns before graduation to make sure everything fits.  If you have any questions about any gowns you purchased from the Bookstore please contact the Bookstore at ext. 2679


Info You Should Know

* Commencement Ceremony to Be Streamed Live

The Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 7 at Roberts Stadium will also be streamed live at

* Campus Dining Close Down

Ace's Place and Jazzman's will close for the summer today at 2 p.m. Cafe Court will serve breakfast and lunch during normal hours on Wednesday, and the last meal of the semester will be dinner from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Please note: Freshens & SubConnection will not open Wednesday.


* Harlaxton Summer Writing Program Visiting Writer Named Editor of Poetry Magazine

Colette Bryce will be the Department of Creative Writing's Visiting Writer at the Harlaxton Summer Writing Program in Grantham, England May 13-June 15.  Bryce was just named editor of Poetry London magazine and is the author of three poetry collections, The Heel of Bernadette, The Full Indian Rope Trick, and Self-Portrait in the Dark, which was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now award. She has received the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, the Strong Award in Ireland, an Arts Council England writer's award, and first prize in the National Poetry Competition 2003. She was a fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Dundee, a poet-in-residence at the biennial Poetry International festival on London's South Bank, and is the former North East Literary Fellow at the Universities of Newcastle and Durham.

* Registrar's Office Closed on Friday

The Office of the Registrar will be closed at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6 for graduation preparation.  If you have business in this office, please make sure you come before 11 a.m. 

* Summer Work Hours

This summer, the University will once again operate using  a modified work schedule  For the period May 9 through August 5, full-time staff and administrative employees may again work a 7½ hour day with a one hour lunch period. Business hours for the campus will also be adjusted during this period from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  In all cases, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet University and each department’s service requirements during business hours.  We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 8, 2011.

The ability to maintain a summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies.  As we have evolved into an institution of increasingly high quality, a greater demand exists to maintain that reputation by providing full service.  Most offices are experiencing ever-increasing requirements to communicate with potential students and their parents during the summer months. Each employee’s continued commitment to meeting those needs  is greatly appreciated.

* UE Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

Libraries will extend its schedule of hours for Final Exams.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or    

Final Exam Week Hours are:

Wednesday, April 27 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Thursday, April 28 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Friday, April 29 from 7:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.;

Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.;

Sunday,May 1 from noon-1 a.m.;

Monday, May 2 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Tuesday,May 3 from 7:45 a.m.- Midnight;

Wednesday, May 4 from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Thursday, May 5 from 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

Friday, May 6 from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 - closed  

* Attention UE Students: Financial Aid Calendar for 2011-12

FAFSA: Please respond immediately to any requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents. Students may still file the 2011-12 FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, including federal student loans.

Need financial aid for summer courses? If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please make an appointment in the Office of Financial Aid to meet with a counselor. We will help you examine your options. You may stop by to schedule an appointment (Olmsted Hall, room 116), or set up a time though the financial aid receptionist at

Checking grades and credit hours earned in May: After the completion of the spring semester, we will review students’ academic records to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress (see Financial Aid FAQs page for details). Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

June: Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in UE’s system.  




* Department of Archaeology and Art History Announces Student Summer Plans

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the summer plans of its majors, which include internships and employment at a variety of institutions and participation in archaeological projects in the US and in Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Hungary, Romania and Cyprus.

Lizzie Bloemer, PAST Foundation's Slobodna Underwater Field School, Key West, FL
Elizabeth Bostelman, Internship with the History of Prince William Forest Park’s 45 Cemeteries and Homesteads, National Park Service, VA
Josephine Curtis, Internship with Palm Beach County archaeologist, FL
Elizabeth Frost, Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy
Amber Furlough, Excavation and Internship at James Madison’s Montpelier, VA
Chris Green, Summer Program Coordinator, Fort Collins Museum and Discovery Science Center, Fort Collins, CO
Kevin Kay, Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, Turkey
Kaman Law, Internship in the Department of Membership and Development and paid position in the museum, Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, IN
Rachel Lawrence, Excavations at the Porolissum Forum Project, Romania
Stephanie Lee, Education Programs Assistant, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, IN
Samantha Miller, Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy
Ben Ollestad, Internship at the Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University, IN
Marley Rardin, Excavations with Courson Archaeological Research near Perryton, TX
Alyssa Richardson, Internship at Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection, IN
Anna Salzman, Excavations at Cahokia Mounds, IL
Katy Schmidt, SHUMLA Field Methods in Rock Art Field School and Internship, TX
Sara Spatafore, National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates funded Koros Regional Archaeological Project, Hungary and Cyprus
Leah Thomas, Internship at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon, VA
Lauren Weingart, National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates funded Fellowship in Bioarchaeology, University of Notre Dame, IN
Colleen Westmor, Excavations at Tell Timai, Egypt
Porsche Williams, Facilitator at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

In addition, five Archaeology majors will participate in the Summer Session I trip to Jordan in May-June led by Professors Byrne, Ebeling and Milner: Nate Biondi, Emma Dunleavy, Emily Mella, Ashley Motes, and Marie Mumaw

* Girard Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Graduating senior Danielle Girard has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year.

She will graduate on Saturday with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Girard will arrive in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September and stay there until June 2012, studying phytoremediation of heavy metals from contaminated soils of the Aral Sea basin. She will join a university-sponsored research team at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

Girard’s interest in her research topic began in an environmental geology course at the University of Evansville. When she learned about the poor water quality of the Aral Sea and its effects on human health in the region, she wondered how phytoremediation — the use of plants to remove heavy metals and pollutants from the environment — could help. Girard’s research will examine the ability of plants to remove metals such as mercury and cadmium from contaminated soils in the Aral Sea basin.

“As a double major in International Studies and Environmental Science, my academic and career goals are focused on the global environment with the aim of promoting environmental health for the benefit of human health,” said Girard. “The combination of contaminated site remediation and pollution prevention is an excellent avenue for my career path, as it combines both human and environmental dimensions.”

“From the University of Evansville’s consistent track record of students receiving Fulbright scholarships, it’s clear that the international dimension of a UE education equips our students to compete at the highest levels,” added Earl Kirk, UE director of study abroad. “Danielle’s time abroad will be a tremendous asset to her education and professional experience in the field she has chosen to pursue.”

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries, the program offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. It was established by Congress in 1946.

* UE History Majors Present Papers at Conference

History majors Ashley Majewski, Laura Niehaus and Curtis Personett presented research papers at the Indiana Regional Conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on Saturday, April 9.  The conference was held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., and the UE participants well received papers included work on 18th century English architect John Vanbrugh, the 1838 Eglinton tournament and Coca-Cola and the Arab League Boycott of Israel.  

* Lloyd Named MVC Pitcher Of The Week

Right-handed pitcher Kyle Lloyd piloted the University of Evansville baseball team to a 3-1 conference victory over Missouri State, hurling eight solid innings, allowing just one unearned run, three hits, while striking out three. For that performance, Lloyd has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday.

In his fourth win of the season, Lloyd sat down 12 consecutive batters from the second to the sixth innings, as he went on to pitch four perfect in the contest. Lloyd shut down the Bears’ conference-leading offense, limiting the visitors to a .120 batting average, while also not allowing any hits for extra bases and ended three MSU players’ multi-game hit steaks.

On the season, Lloyd owns a 4-4 record, 4.55 earned run average, and leads the staff with 65.1 innings pitched.
The Aces host Oakland City University Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a non-conference contest before heading to Indiana State for a three-game Valley series this weekend.

* UE Student Nicholas Joyner Selected FTE Undergraduate Fellow

UE religion major Nicholas Joyner has been selected as a 2011 FTE Undergraduate Fellow by The Fund for Theological Education.  Nick was selected because of his demonstrated gifts and his interest in exploring ministry.  Nick will be attending the FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference to be held June 15-19, at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA. 


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