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Friday, July 11, 2014

Upcoming Events

* Free tickets to Alex Bugnon for UE Administrators, Faculty, and Staff

100 complimentary tickets will be provided to UE's full time administration, faculty, and staff on a first-come, first-served basis for contemporary jazz keyboard player, Alex Bugnon. Alex Bugnon will be performing at the Victory Theatre on Friday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. This event is being presented by Venuworks Diversity Council. Local talents, The Browne Sisters, will be joining Bugnon as the opening act. Tickets are available for pick up in the Center for Student Engagement on the second floor of Ridgway University Center until Friday at noon. 

Info You Should Know

* In-House Office Supply Form - Revised

Effective July 11, Central Receiving will be accepting the newest version of the “In-House Office Supply Order Form” (dated 7/2014) with updated pricing. The revised “In-House Office Supply Order form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that the older version of the In-House form will no longer be accepted as of September 1.

For questions, contact Kim Winsett via email at kw83 or extension 2940.
 

* Summer Pcard Cardholder Training

Summer training for those requesting Pcards will be available on these dates:

  • Monday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Training is in the Physical Plant Conference room located in the General Services building at 1 S. Frederick St. 

Congratulations

* Paper by Alhenawi and Yazdanparast accepted for presentation at Academy of Financial Services Meeting

Yasser Alhenawi, assistant professor of finance, and Atefeh Yazdanparast, assistant professor of marketing, have had their paper titled “Personality Traits and Financial Decision Making” accepted for presentation at the Academy of Financial Services 28th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in October . This paper is an interdisciplinary approach to analyze financial decision-making at the household level by focusing on the relationship between personality traits and individuals’ financial decision-making process. Specifically, the research examines how personality traits affect certain financial decisions including demand for financial services and household financial planning. The inquiry has significant implications for the financial service sector such as effective marketing of financial services, and will be used to formulate a strategy to promote financial literacy. 

* Parkison publishes in "Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly"

Paul Parkison, Chair in the School of Education, has had an article published in Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly. In a theoretical argument about preparation of future teachers, Parkison presents an argument for framing teacher preparation within the question: "How should we prepare future teachers?" The theoretical argument presented utilizes an analysis of the U.S. Department of Education's policy brief "Our Future, Our Teachers: The Obama Administration's Plan for Teacher Education Reform and Improvement" released in September 2011 to illustrate the threat of the impoverished law of the market model and the necessity of pursuing a different -- a dissident -- course. 

* Promotions in Office of Safety and Security

The Office of Safety and Security is pleased to announce the promotion of Heroshi Milan to Night Sergeant and Brittney Robertson to Corporal, effective July 2. Congratulations to both of them!

Athletics

* UE Swimming and Diving Teams Recognized for Academics

In what is becoming a yearly tradition for the University of Evansville women’s swimming and diving team, the squad has excelled in academics and has ranked amongst the top Division I schools in the nation. Today, the team was honored by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

With a GPA of 3.49, the Purple Aces women tied for 21st in the nation. In recognition of their hard work, the squad was honored with CSCAA Team Scholar All America Award.

The Team Scholar All American Award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and again in the spring to recognize teams achieving a 3.0 in the semester coinciding with the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

"I am very proud of this team and how they compete not only in the pool but the classroom each and every day,” head coach Rickey Perkins said. Perkins’ motivation to his student-athletes has helped his teams rank in the top 30 in the nation as a team every year.

Evansville’s men finished just under the 3.0 needed to receive the award as they wrapped up the season with a 2.98. Despite the solid GPA, Perkins and his team expect more in the future.

"We are disappointed that the men did not make the list,” Perkins added. “Our main focus next season will be improve our performance in the classroom and return to the top of the rankings."

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America is the oldest professional organization of college coaches in America. The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.

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