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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What's Happening Today

* 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

* 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

* Library Intersession Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of Intersession beginning on July 26th and concluding on August 26th.

* Monday- Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

* Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Contact the Libraries with questions at 812.488.2376 .

* Connections with Kazee July 2014

This month, President Tom Kazee talks summer travel, Harlaxton principals, new scholarships, faculty awards, summer programs and more in the July 2014 podcast.

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* Discounted Jon Pardi Tickets to Kick Off School Year!

On August 15, Jon Pardi and special guest, Clayton Anderson, are coming to the Victory Theatre for VenuWorks' last installment of the Summer Country Nights Series. Since August 15 is close to the beginning of your school year, VenuWorks would like to extend a special group discount to all UE faculty, staff, and students (perhaps Orientation/Move-In leaders that may be coming into town early) as a way of welcoming in the new semester!

With the code “ACES” and your UE ID, all faculty, staff, and students can purchase a ticket to the concert for just $15! These dcount tickets to the concert are available through the Ford Center ticket office.  You simply take your UE ID to the window.  If you choose to order online through Ticket Master, you will have to pay some additional fees.

This ticket will also provide special access to the VIP Pre-Party, which includes, games, giveaways, food and drink specials, and much more! It’ll be a fun night, and VenuWorks is excited to offer great, yet cost-effective entertainment to everyone at UE. 

* Vending Machine Price Adjustments

Due to higher costs in raw materials, labor and fuel, there will be a modest price increase on snack and beverage vending machine products between now and August 1, 2014. UE contracted vendors can no longer absorb these costs without making modest adjustments to the consumer. If you have questions or comments, please contact Kim Winsett in the Office of Administrative Services at extension 2940.

* 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.



* Beavers to Join a Macmillan Editorial Team

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of the Digital Humanities Lab, was recently invited to participate in an innovative project titled "The Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy." The project is being launched by Cengage Learning, Inc., the holder of the Macmillan and Wadsworth imprints and the publisher of the award-wining ten volume second edition of the Encyclopedia of Philosophy in 2006. The estimated half a million dollar project will initially include nine volumes dedicated to the philosophy of education, environmental ethics, medical ethics, the philosophy of law, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of sex and love, the philosophy of sport, and the philosophy of technology. Each volume will be geared toward undergraduates and appropriately suited for classroom use. As a member of the team, Beavers will be the editor of the volume on the philosophy of technology. 

* UE Tennis Honored with Team and Individual Awards

The University of Evansville women’s tennis team along with four individual student-athletes were honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for their academic performances in the 2013-14 school year.

For the Purple Aces team, it marked the 19th ITA All-Academic Team Award in a row. Overall, the Aces posted a grade point average of 3.278. They were led by four ITA Scholar-Athletes: Gaby Fifer, Andjela Brguljan, Marketa Trousilova and Mina Milovic.

Posting the highest semester GPA was Fifer, who finished with a 3.893. Fifer majored in mechanical engineering. Just behind her was Brguljan with a 3.769. The business management major completed her freshman season at UE after coming to the United States from Croatia.

Two-time Missouri Valley Conference All-Select Team member Trousilova finished the year with a 3.706. Majoring in communications, Trousilova also earned a nod as an MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention. Rounding out the individual honors for Evansville was Milovic. The economics major from Serbia wrapped up her junior year with a 3.416.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).

Evansville’s ITA honors come on the heels of the program’s second-straight NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Award. The team was honored for its work in May.

* Manolo Concepcion Named to Youth First Board

Since his arrival back in Evansville just over a year ago, University of Evansville head volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion has done a great job of getting out in the community. That effort took a large step forward earlier this month when he was named to the Board of Directors for Youth First.

“This is a great opportunity to first and foremost serve the community, represent the University of Evansville in their efforts to promote social involvement, and become an ambassador of UE Athletics in this project,” Concepcion said. “It is a testimony of how much the Volleyball Program has invested in building strong relationships in the community since our arrival last year.”

Concepcion joined the Board of Directors this summer, along with Jeff Deig, a University of Evansville alum and the President of PCI Skanska, and Christy Gillenwater, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana.


“We look forward to continue to create awareness for our team and the University with our commitment to serve our town,” Concepcion continued.

Youth First, Inc. is a homegrown non-profit organization working to transform and strengthen the lives of kids and families in Southwest Indiana. Youth First’s evidence-based programs prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Most significantly, Youth First places 34 Master’s level social workers in 50 schools across a five county region. Youth First Social Workers handle the social and emotional concerns that often interfere with learning, including anxiety, bullying, depression, divorce, drug use, family conflict, grief, and violence.

Parri Black, the President and CEO of Youth First, welcomes Concepcion to the board and is excited to have him a part of the organization.

“Manolo brings a lot of expertise and enthusiasm to Youth First’s Board. His experience in organizational leadership, youth development, and coaching are great skills to have on any volunteer board,” Black said. “Plus he has a personal passion for Youth First’s cause, which is essential to advocating for the organization. We are also pleased to have the University of Evansville represented on Youth First’s Board of Directors.”

Youth First’s prevention specialists assist students one-on-one, address crises and immediate needs, provide support for parents and teachers, deliver prevention programs for small groups or classrooms, offer educational presentations, and make referrals to community resources.

Youth First also provides evening programs that involve parents/caregivers. Family Foundations is for expectant parents, and Strengthening Families targets families with children ages 3 to 14.

* Erzsébet Gaál Rinne Gives Guest Performance in Mexico

Dr. Erzsébet Gaál Rinne, Consortium Faculty, was invited to perform as a guest artist at the Templo de San Agustín located at the historic center of Guadalajara, Mexico.  The harp concert program included works from renaissance through 20th century music and took place on Thursday, July 24, at 8:00 p.m. Gaál Rinne has been also invited to teach as a guest lecturer at the Summer Festival at the Institute Estudio Suzuku Guadalajara, July 21 through August 1, 2014.  In addition to teaching Kodály and Kovács to group classes at the Suzuki Institute, Gaál Rinne has been conducting a Harp Master Class at the Instituto Mexico Cabanas instructing students from Veracruz, Mexico City, and from Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico


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