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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

* YOU Can Make an IMPACT! Here's How

It is an exciting time at the University of Evansville as we explore the many ways we IMPACT the lives of our students and the community – near and far. Each of us has the opportunity to shape how we demonstrate our UE mission to the world. Among other things, you can share ideas for new projects or new ways to do existing ones, offer constructive criticism, compliment the work of a co-worker, etc. A new process has been implemented to make it easy for you to do that. It’s called Meaningful Connections and we promise, this is not your grandma’s suggestion box! Just follow these easy steps: 1) Go to 2) Select either Students or Employees menu option. 3) Under “Meaningful Connections”, select Make an IMPACT – Share Your Ideas 4) Select the category for your impact (they are self explanatory and if all else fails, choose “other”). 5) Give a description of your suggestion, compliment, or opportunity for improvement (you can even include electronic artwork, pictures, or documents). 6) You will receive a Thank You splash screen acknowledging your Meaningful Connection was successfully entered into the system and it will be forwarded to the appropriate Vice President for review and follow up.


What's Happening Today

* 2013 Office Depot Vendor Show Is Today!

The 2013 UE Office Depot Office Supply Vendor Show is today - Wednesday, August 14 - from 11;00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. See you there!


Upcoming Events

* Fall Conference 2013

The University of Evansville Fall Conference is set for Tuesday, August 20. To kick off the activities the campus is invited to a dessert reception, which will be held in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building Atrium at 12:30 p.m. President Kazee and Larry Kremer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, will address the entire campus at 1:30 p.m. at the opening session of the Conference in Shanklin Theatre. Faculty and administrators will attend additional sessions throughout the afternoon and again on Wednesday, August 21. The entire campus is invited to the Family Picnic on Tuesday, August 20, at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn between Neu Chapel and Morton Residence Hall.

* Jennie Ebeling to Present Results of the 2013 Season at Jezreel

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling will present the results of the 2013 field season at Jezreel in "The View from Jezebel's Window: Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Jezreel, Israel" on Sunday, August 18 at 7:00 pm at Temple Adath B'nai Israel, 8440 Newburgh Road. Refreshments to follow. For four weeks in May-June, Ebeling and Jezreel co-director Norma Franklin of the University of Haifa led a team of approximately 35, including 12 UE students and alumni, in the excavation of Jezreel, in Israel's Galilee. The team uncovered remains of occupation dating back 4,500 years as well as a very large and well-preserved Iron Age winery dating to the period when Ahab and Jezebel lived at Jezreel ca. 9th century B.C.E. Learn about these and other exciting finds - as well as our plans for the future - this Sunday evening.


Info You Should Know

* 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Applications Available for UE Students

The admission application for the DPT entering class of 2014 is available for UE students at under Application Materials, University of Evansville Students (Not Direct Entry). The application deadline is September 15, 2013. For questions, please contact Sherri Chambliss, Operations Administrator at



* Dr. Douglas Reed Interviewed for Oral History Project: Prominent American Organ Teachers of the Latter Twentieth-Century

University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music Doug Reed has been interviewed by Ann Marie Rigler, professor of music and College Organist at William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, for an oral history project. This project - Prominent American Organ Teachers of the Latter Twentieth-Century - documents the careers of many of America’s prominent organ teachers of the last third of the 20th century. Rigler’s first use of the material will be a presentation at the 2014 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Boston. Plans for subsequent use of the material include creating an archive for the benefit of future organ pedagogy scholars and the creation of a monograph including a DVD of excerpts selected from the interview files. Reed has taught at the University of Evansville since 1975.

* Matthew Knoester and Mari Plikuhn Present Research at National Conference

Matthew Knoester, assistant professor of education, and Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, presented their paper “Social Aspects of Literacy Development in the Lives of First-Generation College Graduates” at the 108th Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association in New York, NY. Plikuhn also presented her paper “Creating Embedded Assessments to Make Your Teaching Life Easier,” and served as a panelist on the experiences of early-career faculty.

* Emmy Ogawa and Noah Gordon present research at international conference

UE biology major Emmy Ogawa recently presented her work on the function of stress calls in geckos at the 50th annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in Boulder, CO. Her poster was co-authored with Dr. Noah Gordon (Biology) and titled "Variation in acoustic properties of the stress calls of the sand gecko Stenodactylus sthenodactylus." This fall Emmy plans to submit this work for publication. Dr. Gordon also presented work co-authored with UE biology students Mackenzie Powell and Allison Young titled "Variations in testosterone levels and dispersal distance of male gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor)."


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