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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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* Kristie Byrns to Lead UE's Center for Adult Education

Kristie Byrns has been named director of the Center for Adult Education at the University of Evansville. She previously served as the center’s associate director and is a 2010 graduate of its Master of Science in Public Service Administration program.

Byrns replaces Carla Doty, who retired May 31. She begins work in her new role today and is responsible for the direct oversight for all adult learners in the degree-seeking programs that are administered through the Center for Adult Education, as well as other programs such as professional certificates and non-credit courses. 

“I look forward to a positive future in the Center for Adult Education as we continue to offer high-quality educational opportunities for working adults in our community,” Byrns said. “I will strive to build relationships across our campus by collaborating with other academic areas to enhance our current programs and develop new initiatives to benefit our students and our community.”

Byrns joined the Center for Adult Education in 2009 as program coordinator and was promoted to associate director in 2012. Prior to that, she had a successful 12-year career in the mortgage banking industry.

In addition to a Master of Science from UE, Byrns holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Southern Indiana.

* President's Club Parking Decals Available Now

The Development office will be mailing the President’s Club parking decals to members next week. However, campus President’s Club members are welcome to stop by the Igleheart Building to pick up their decals anytime.

If you have been considering becoming a President’s Club member, this is a great time of year to do it!  To become a member of UE’s premier leadership giving society, a gift of $1000 or more is required.  You may also make a payroll deduction pledge in that amount.  Gifts may be designated to virtually any University account, or to one of our unrestricted Annual Fund accounts (Alumni Scholarship Fund or Friends for Educational Excellence).

For more information, please contact Scott Gilreath, Director of Annual Giving (  or x2429) or Beth Speer, Director of Stewardship and Special Events ( or x1013)



* Douglas Reed

University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music Douglas Reed’s article "Robert Clark: Master Teacher"  is published in the August, 2013 issue of The Diapason. This is an international journal devoted to the organ, the harpsichord, the carillon, and church music.  Robert Clark taught organ performance at the University of Michigan and at Arizona State University from 1964-1998.  His career includes the publication of a well-known scholarly performance edition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orgelbüchlein, and a  highly acclaimed first recording (2001) of the restored 1746 Hildebrandt organ in the Wenzelskirche, Naumburg (am Saale), Germany, an instrument tested and approved by J.S. Bach.


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