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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Farewell Reception for Brian Ernsting Is Today

A farewell reception honoring Brian Ernsting, professor of biology and assistant vice president for academic affairs, will be held Tuesday, July 22, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Class of '59 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. Brian has been a faculty member in the biology department at UE for the past 17 years, where he established himself as the consummate teacher-scholar. In the latter part of his career at the University, he began to take on a number of important administrative roles, including but not limited to chairing UE’s regional reaccreditation committee leading an outcomes assessment program on campus, and working to implement a revised general education core. Brian is leaving UE to become vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Wartburg College in Iowa. Please join the UE family to wish Brian continued success in his new role at Wartburg College. 

* UE Graduate Organizes Summer Farmers Market

Jordan Fink, '12 (Business Management) has organized an Evansville community Farmers Market to be held from 3:00-6:00 pm every Tuesday through July and August, beginning July 15 at 2704 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville. 


Upcoming Events

* UE Farmers Market Set for Wednesday

The UE Farmers Market is planned for this Wednesday, July 23, starting at 9 a.m. in Ridgway University Center. 

* Employee Wellness Nurse On Campus Every Wednesday in July

The nurse will be on campus every Wednesday in July, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., in Ridgway University Center. Please stop by with your health care questions/concerns or for checks of your blood pressure/weight/body massindex/body fat percentage. 


Info You Should Know

* UE Recognized as one of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest by Great Value Colleges

The University of Evansville is listed in the Great Value Colleges' write-up about 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. UE was ranked 3rd in the Private Schools category.

Great Value Colleges uses eight quality indicators to measure a student’s potential experience at an institution: graduation rate, freshmen retention rate, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of classes taught by graduate assistants, average entrance ACT score, number of campus organizations, and number of academic programs. All indicators are weighted equally. Also considered is a school’s ranking by Forbes - which focuses on what a student gets out of his or her college experience - and a school’s affordability. The result is a list of postsecondary institutions that are regionally accredited, relatively affordable, and high-scoring on all eight measures of quality. 

For more information on UE's listing in Great Value Colleges of the Midwest, go to:


* July PCard Cycle Ending!

The July Pcard cycle which began June 24 is ending on July 21. Cardholders are reminded that vendors have until midnight on July 21 to send transactions for posting to MasterCard.  As of July 23, cardholders may schedule and run the July Cycle report.  July transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until July 28. On July 28,  the general ledger file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the July Cycle

* Fitness Center Closed July 28 through Aug. 1

The Fitness Center will be closed next week July 28-August 1, for refinishing of the gym floors. It will reopen on Monday, August 4 at 8:00 am. 



* Joe Flauto, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Opens Two Productions

This summer Joe Flauto, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, designed two productions at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland MI., "The Sound of Music" and "The Matchmaker. "

* Erzsébet Gaál Rinne Gives Presentation at Forum

Dr. Erzsébet Gaál Rinne, Consortium Faculty, gave a 90-minute presentation "Music Education: A Reflection on Our Inner Core" at the First International Forum Music for Everyone and for Everything, on July 16.  El Colegio de Jalisco and Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, organized the Forum.



* Brzoja Completes FIBA U20 Championship

All student-athletes have their summer routines. Many enjoy taking time to be with family, others take classes and some take on a part time job. One thing they all have in common is their offseason work for their particular sports.

That is definitely the case for Purple Aces redshirt sophomore Mislav Brzoja, who is coming off of a summer where he played for his native Croatia in the FIBA U20 European Championship.

His efforts helped Croatia take fourth place in a tournament that features several great professional players as well as European natives who will spend their collegiate careers in the United States. Brzoja enjoyed the experience as it gave him true in-game work in order to prepare him for the upcoming season.

“I think this experience can help me a lot by getting a feeling for the game and see how to react in some game decisions,” he said. “I am still looking for my offensive game because I did not play for two years, but I know it is going to come sooner or later.”


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