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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Upcoming Events

* UE Music Therapy Program Hosting The Longest Day® this Saturday

The UE Music Therapy program will host The Longest Day® this Saturday, June 21, 7:00 a.m.  – 10:00 p.m., to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association®. Activities include drum circles, Karaoke, musical bingo, pick-up band, choir, and an open mic night. All ages welcome! Come for the day or just stop by for a while. It’s free and open to the public, with donations accepted to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. To register or see an activity schedule, go to: #TheLongestDay

* Bookstore Buyback & Rental Return

The UE Bookstore will have a two Buyback for Summer Session I on Thursday & Friday, June 19 & 20 during regular store hours. Anyone wishing to sell back any book is welcome to bring them in for a quote. Also all SUMMER I rentals that have a duedate of June 20 should bring them into the Bookstore by the deadline. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. 


Info You Should Know

* The Spirit and "the voice for the Aces" of John MacCauley continues!

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to share the good news of the John S. MacCauley Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans reaching its endowment level in excess of $25,000. This scholarship will be awarded to the first recipient by October, 2014. 

The John S. MacCauley Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans was established in 2013 to honor John, a 1973 graduate of the University of Evansville, for his service as a Marine Corps veteran, a father of seven, and a tireless advocate for veterans of all branches of the U.S. armed forces. For several years, John talked with friends about establishing a special veteran’s scholarship at the University, but tragically died before details could be worked out and necessary funds raised. After John’s untimely death and in his memory, a small group of fellow veterans and friends established this scholarship.

John’s involvement with veteran’s affairs began soon after his return from service in Vietnam and subsequent enrollment at the University of Evansville.  During his first term as a student, John joined five other student veterans to create Chi Gamma Iota, a veteran’s fraternity called the XGI’s.  Based on personal experience and the experiences of friends, John understood the problems of veterans returning to the civilian population and particularly reentering college life as a non-traditional student.  His continuous involvement with the XGI fraternity continued well beyond his graduation and up until the end of the draft following the Vietnam War and the consequent decline of veterans returning from the military service to attend UE. 

John met frequently with University officials and student veterans throughout his life to engage with the University’s efforts to become a more veteran friendly campus.  John knew that while times had changed and reentry for veterans at UE was different from the period of time when he and his fellow veterans were students, there was still the need for better financial support.  John’s effort to fulfill this need has now become a reality.   

John S. MacCauley Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans is established to support a veteran of any branch of the military and their family who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree, who is a full-time, non-traditional student, and maintains a GPA of 2.5 or greater.  A veteran who has been honorably discharged, a dependent of a veteran, and/or a student using an Education Military Benefit is also eligible for this scholarship. 

With his love for the University of Evansville and as a tribute to this individual, well-known as “the voice of the Aces,” we salute you, John, for your integrity and compassion for the University of Evansville.  GO ACES!



* 2014-2015 Global Scholars

The Institute for Global Enterprise is pleased to announce the Global Scholars for the 2014-15 academic year. Congratulations to P. Lorena Andueza, assistant professor of Spanish; Shala Cunningham, assistant professor of physical therapy; and Walayet Khan, professor of finance. Each Global Scholar will receive a generous stipend and travel allowance. As UE Global Scholars, the recipients of this award will engage in scholarship, curriculum development, travel and/or research activities related to the impact of globalization on our learning environment.

To read about the projects, go here:  

The Global Scholars program is supported by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund. 


* Douglas Reed to Teach at Indiana University

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, has been invited to serve as a Sabbatical Guest Teacher in the Organ Department of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March, 2015. Dr. Reed will teach undergraduate and graduate students during his residency, which will focus on the organ music of William Albright, William Bolcom, and other traditional repertoire. After 35 years of teaching organ, harpsichord, music theory, and sacred music courses at UE, Dr. Reed continues to play an active role in the Department of Religious Life. His current research includes a recording project at the University of Michigan and an article and concert celebrating the life of eminent American composer, William Albright in October, 2014. Reed also leads efforts to repurpose the historic Tinker Memorial Organ, built in 1919 for a Methodist Centenary celebration in Columbus, Ohio, and brought to Evansville through the efforts of UE’s first president, Alfred Hughes.


Thank You

* Honoring Women Veterans Conference Draws 130 Women Veterans to Campus

The University hosted 130 women veterans ranging in age from 20 to 104 on Saturday, June 14 for the 5th annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference. The ladies were from every branch of the military and represented eras from WWII through present day. Area businesses and service providers volunteered their time to share valuable information about VA benefits, job search and career advice, and pampering care like facials, manicures, and massages. The UE Office of Veterans Affairs wishes to thank the following people for their support: Kregg Woosley, John Meyer, Joan Fedor-Bassemeier, Sylvia DeVault, Donna Jones, Kathy Perry, Stewart Hillenburg, Russell Layne, Dan Avery, Kim Anthony, Debbie Driggs, Chad Miller, Shannon Bradley, Cynthia Simmons, Leland Dierks, Theresa Hoffnerr, Andrew Carter, Paula Heldt. 


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