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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Upcoming Events

* Retirement Reception for Wayne Eldridge Set for Today

A Retirement Reception honoring Director of Housekeeping Wayne Eldridge, will be held Thursday, May 22, from 1:30 - 3 p.m, in the Class of '59 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. Please join us in thanking Wayne for 23 years of service to UE. 

* Medical Clinic Open House Is Today

The new on-site medical clinic for employees and family members covered by Meritain health insurance is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 21, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Crayton E. and Ellen Mann Health Center located in Sampson Hall.  You are encouraged to drop by the Health Center to see the facility, meet the medical clinic staff, and schedule an appointment if you haven't already done so.  

Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Summer Locker Fees Due

Time to renew your Fitness Center locker rental. Summer fee is $3. Pay at the Fitness Center office or front desk. 

* Last Chance for a Copy of the 2013 LinC

If interested in a free copy of the 2013 LinC, stop by Student Publications anytime today or next week to pick up one. While copies are limited, they are in a box outside of the door. Help yourself! 

* Libraries Announce Summer Session I & II Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for Summer Session I & II beginning on May 19th and continuing through July 25th. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or wflouden@evansville.edu.

Library Summer Session Hours

Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Exceptions:

  • Memorial Day (5/26/14):CLOSED
  • Independence Day (7/4/14):CLOSED
     

Congratulations

* Dianne Oliver Chosen to Participate in Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminar

Dianne Oliver, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, director of the Ethics Program and professor of religion, has been selected to participate in a Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar for faculty. Oliver was chosen from a nationwide pool of nominees to take part in the seminar, set for Aug 3-7 at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

The event is designed to broaden faculty members’ knowledge and strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding, with the development of new courses and resources. It is being offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. 

The seminar will be led by two leading scholars, Eboo Patel, founder and president of IFYC, a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses, and Laurie Patton, dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion at Duke University.

“Strengthening the teaching of interfaith understanding at colleges and universities is a high priority at a time when college enrollment is becoming more diverse - by religion, as well as socioeconomic factor - just as American society is becoming more diverse,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “Strengthening participation in American life with greater understanding of the distinctive contributions of different faiths is key to America’s future success. The number of institutions that nominated faculty members to participate in the new interfaith understanding seminar is most impressive.”

 

* CW Professor Guest Author in Toledo, Ohio for Claire's Day

Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan was a guest author for Claire’s Day Book Festival in Toledo, Ohio, recently. Professor McMullan visited Grove Patterson Academy and Marshall School to talk about literature and careers in writing. On Saturday, May 17, Professor McMullan gave readings and signed books at the book festival, where approximately 5,000 people gathered.

Claire’s Day, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children and families to be lifelong readers through exposure to a variety of literary opportunities and experiences. The book festival is to honor Claire Lynsey Rubini, who passed away from a heart condition in 2000, when she was ten years old. Claire loved to read and tell stories.
 

* Sociology Graduates Score in 97th Percentile!

The 2014 sociology and sociology-anthropology graduates scored in the 97th percentile on the Major Field Test in Sociology. The MFT assesses student knowledge in a broad range of the discipline of Sociology and is administered at top universities around the country. 

* Birth Announcement

Mark and Paula Logel are the new grandparents of Johnathon Gene Burch, son of Lauren and Nick Burch. Lauren is a UE 2008 alumn. Johnathon Gene entered the world on Tuesday, May 13, at 8 Lb. 5.6 oz. and 22" long. Mark is the director of Administrative Services and Risk Management. 

* Amy Hall - Hero of the Year

Congratulations! Amy Hall and other members of of the Disaster Action Team received the Red Cross Hero of the Year Award on May 15. The Disaster Action Team deals with disasters ranging from single family fires to widespread disasters like tornadoes and floods. Amy is on call 24 hours a day for Vanderburgh County, and she is available to assist in other counties when needed. She is responsible for assuring that disaster clients’ immediate medical and health needs are met. She trains all UE senior nursing students in disaster health care and provides training to other health care providers who want to become disaster volunteers. 

* Baby Announcement

Joey Tipton, assistant professor in MECE, and his wife, Loraine, welcomed a new bundle of joy on Tuesday, May 13th. Joseph B. Tipton III entered the world at 6 lbs 4 oz and was 19.5" long. Congratulations, Joey and Loraine!! 

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