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Friday, August 23, 2013

* Parking Permits Now Available!

The 2013-2014 parking permits are now available for purchase in the Office of Safety and Security. They will be sold between 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The price is $50 for the academic year. Employees will once more be able to use payroll deduction to pay for their permits.

What's Happening Today

* WUEV 91.5 to Feature Thunder/Dreamer to Promote Alhambra Theatre

Thunder/Dreamer will be on WUEV 91.5 FM at 4 pm on Friday, August 23 to promote the Alhambra Arts & Music Fest which will take place on August 30 & 31. Thunder/Dreamer is one of the bands performing at the Fest. They will play and talk about their music and the upcoming event. For more information on the event, people can go on-line to alhambraartsandmusicfest.tumblr.com.

 

 

Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday

The first Mass of the school year will be this Sunday in Neu Chapel at 1:00 pm. Father Chris Forler, a UE alum, will preside, with students in the other liturgical roles. Interested in helping out with the music for Mass? Come for choir practice in the chapel at noon. For more information, contact the director of the Newman Catholic Student Center, Mike Roesch, at mr201

* Women's Equality Day Presentation

Dr. Julianne Malveaux will make a presentation at UE at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 in Eykamp Hall 251 following her lunchtime keynote address as part of Evansville’s Women’s Equality Day Celebration.

Dr. Malveaux was the 15th President of Bennett College for Women. She is an economist, author, and commentator whose popular writings have appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. Magazine, Essence Magazine, the Progressive and many more.

She is well-known for appearances on national network programs including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, and others.

A committed activist and civic leader, Dr. Malveaux has held positions in women’s, civil rights, and policy organizations.

The presentation is part of the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series.

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Every year, events are held nationwide.
 

* Welcome Week University Worship this Sunday!

Welcome Week University Worship kicks off the academic year in Neu Chapel this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The campus community is invited to attend as we celebrate the beginning of a new year and welcome students to UE! Join us for a little jazz in the midst of Christian community with a message that asks the question: "Who Are You?" All are welcome! As always, Donut Bank donut balls and coffee are available at 10:00 a.m.

* UE Theatre Holding Fall Semester Auditions

UE Theatre will hold General Auditions, Wednesday, August 28, 6 pm in Shanklin Theatre. Callbacks will take place on Thursday, August 29, and Friday, August 30.

To be considered for a role, all non-majors should prepare to present one contemporary monologue (serious or comedic) AND a song from a Broadway musical, with a COMBINED time not exceeding two minutes. Time begins with the first word of your monologue or song. An accompanist will be provided and must be used.

All non-majors must pre-register by noon on Wednesday, August 28, by completing an audition request form in HH 106.

Productions slated for this semester include: CLYBOURNE PARK, by Bruce Norris; SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler; and ANATOMY OF GRAY, by Jim Leonard.

QUESTIONS should be directed to R. Scott Lank at sl29@evansville.edu

* UE Acettes Auditions

The UE Acettes will hold auditions for the 2013-2014 school year on September 1. All eligible students are welcomed to audition. Please visit our webpage for more information or contact Coach Arata at ma112@evansville.edu or 812-488-1145. We look forward to adding 2-3 more teammates to this year's program!

For more information go to:
http://gopurpleaces.com/sports/2007/10/23/DANCE_1023071900.aspx?tab=danceteam

* Welcome Scott Henne, Dean of Admission, to Campus!

A welcome reception will be held for Scott Henne, Dean of Admission, on Monday, August 26 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the lobby of Olmsted Administration Hall. Scott previously served as director of freshman recruitment at Valparaiso University in northwestern Indiana. Under his leadership, Valparaiso experienced record freshman classes over the past three years in number, academics, and diversity. Please join the campus community in welcoming Scott as part of the UE team!

Info You Should Know

* LaNeeca Williams Named Diversity and Equity Officer

LaNeeca Williams has been hired as diversity and equity officer at the University of Evansville. She comes to UE from Colorado State University-Pueblo, where she spent five-and-a-half years as director of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and campus diversity.

Williams, an Evansville native, begins her new role Monday, August 26. A welcome reception, open to the entire campus community, will be held from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, August 27 on the second floor of Olmsted Hall.

As UE’s diversity and equity officer, Williams will serve as a member of the Office of the President, leading and coordinating efforts in all aspects of diversity, inclusion, educational and employment equity, affirmative action, cultural understanding and competency, and civil and human rights. She will work with internal and external constituents to advance diversity and equity as core values essential to the University's educational mission.

“I am excited about the opportunity to return to Evansville and work at such a wonderful university,” Williams said. “I loved the family-like atmosphere when I visited, and I look forward to working on important diversity initiatives at UE.”

Prior to her position at CSU-Pueblo, Williams served as director of diversity and affirmative action at Indiana State University from 2004-2008.

Williams holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Indiana State University in family and consumer science education.

* Dr. Mark Davis Named Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. Mark Davis, associate professor of biology, has been appointed by President Kazee to succeed Professor Tamara Wandel as the University's Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Davis will serve in this capacity through July 2016, working closely with UE's offices of financial aid, admissions, and the registrar on behalf of UE student-athletes, and representing UE with the NCAA and Missouri Valley Conference.

* Discounted Parking Permits for UE License Plate Holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2013 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2013-14. The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state. If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, visit www.in.gov/bmv/2744.htm. If you already have your 2013 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year. If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25. If you have any questions, contact alumni@evansville.edu.

* Libraries Announces Regular Fall & Spring Semester Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of regular hours during Autumn & Spring Semesters. Exceptions to regular hours will be announced in advance (e.g., Final Exams;  University holidays;  Autumn & Spring Breaks).

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at either 488.2376 or  wflouden@evanville.edu . First day of classes is Wednesday, August 28.

UE Libraries hours for Fall and Spring Semesters:

• Monday:            7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Tuesday:            7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Wednesday:     7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Thursday:           7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Friday:                 7:30 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
• Saturday:           10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
• Sunday:              Noon  -  Midnight

* 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 http://www.evansville.edu/majors/physicaltherapy/dpt_requirements.cfm 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 sc9@evansville.edu.

Congratulations

* Robert Catena Has Article Published

Robert Catena, assistant professor in physical therapy and director of the Dunigan Movement Analysis Lab, had an article titled "Effect of aging on inter-joint synergies during machine-paced assembly tasks" accepted in the journal Experimental Brain Research. This was done in collaboration with researchers at Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Vrije Universiteit in The Netherlands.

* Senior Sport Management Student Bryce Weiler Appearing on 14 WFIE's Midday with Mike

Senior sport management student Bryce Weiler is going to be a featured guest on Midday with Mike hosted by Mike Blake on Channel 14 WFIE. The show airs on Monday, August 26 from 11:00-11:30 a.m.

* Biology Professor Participates in Book Donation Ceremony

Dale Edwards, UE biology professor and president of the Indiana Academy of Science, spoke at a recent Subaru of America book donation ceremony held Friday, August 16th at Washington Irving School in Indianapolis. The science book donation was realized through signature collection at the Annual Indiana Academy of Science Meeting, held this past March at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, where nearly 400 Indiana scientists, science educators and young emerging scientists were in attendance.

“The Indiana Academy of Science is a proud supporter of the Subaru Loves Science program, and is very happy to have helped to make today's science book donation possible for students from Washington Irving School,” said Edwards.

The Indiana Academy of Science is a professional membership organization of Indiana scientists, science educators and graduate and undergraduate science students; dedicated to improving education in the sciences and diffusing scientific information, promoting scientific research, and encouraging communication and cooperation among scientists. It has been an important voice of Indiana science since its inception in 1885.

* 25-Year Awards

Congratulations to the four individuals recognized Tuesday at Fall Conference for 25 years of service to the University of Evansville:

  • Randy Abbott, head reference librarian
  • Larry Caldwell, professor of English
  • Bob Dale, grounds maintenance supervisor
  • Patti McCrory, professor of theatre

Thank you for your service and for all you do for the campus community!

* Berger Award Winners

Congratulations to David Dwyer, Mark Gruenwald, and Jean Beckman, the winners of the 2013 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Awards. The awards are presented each year to members of the University of Evansville faculty who demonstrate exceptional scholarly activity and service.

Dwyer, chair of the Department of Mathematics and a professor of mathematics, and Gruenwald, also a professor of mathematics, jointly received the award for scholarship. Beckman, a professor of chemistry, earned the award for service. UE President Tom Kazee presented both awards Tuesday afternoon at the University’s annual Fall Conference for faculty and administrators.

The Berger Awards are presented annually in memory of Sadelle and Sydney Berger. Sadelle was a UE graduate and lifelong member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences at UE, while Sydney was a well-known local attorney. Both dedicated their lives to public service. The Berger family established the endowment to give recognition to faculty at the University of Evansville.

Sympathy to...

* Family and Friends of UE Trustee Albert Jeffers

Albert L. Jeffers died Saturday, August 10 in McAllen, Texas after a long illness. Jeffers was elected to the Evansville College Board of Trustees in 1965 as a representative of the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. From 1979 to 1981, he served as secretary to the Board. He enjoyed a successful career in the legal arena and was a senior partner in the law firm of Jeffers, Hoffman and Niewyk, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, specializing in intellectual property law. Jeffers graduated from the University of Evansville in 1949 with a BSME. In 1952, he obtained his JD from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He was admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States.

He is survived by Mary Lea Jeffers, his wife; Adele Jeffers Everett, daughter; Paul W. Everett, son-in-law; Joel C. Everett, grandson; Lane M. Everett, Joel's wife; Isaac J. Everett, grandson; Katie Everett, Isaac's wife; Miles A. Everett and Nathan A. Everett, great-grandsons; as well as nephews Gary Jeffers and Robert Jeffers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, August 24 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home, 208 N. Main Street, in Huntingburg, Indiana, with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites. The Rev. Ken Harrison and Isaac Everett will officiate the services.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 23. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com

The University of Evansville is one of the preferred organizations for contributions in Jeffers' memory
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Jeffers' complete obituary can be found at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=albert-jeffers&pid=166524172&fhid=14570#fbLoggedOut

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