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Monday, June 20, 2011

Upcoming Events

* Microsoft Developer Event

The Evansville Technology Group is sponsoring a Windows Phone 7 Hackathon event on Friday, June 24.  Microsoft representatives Bill Steele and Dave Bost from Microsoft will conduct a hands-on "hackathon" where you will learn from Windows Phone 7, XNA and Silverlight experts how to build, scale and publish your Windows Phone 7 app or game.  Anyone with a strong interest in this technology is invited to attend.  Please see the website to RSVP and for more details.   Food, beverages and refreshments will be provided.  Please contact alumnus Eric Maurer at with any questions.

* Professional Speed Networking Event Set for August 4

Connect for a Cause -a professional speed networking event - is set for Aug. 4 from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. This annual event is sponsored by the 2011 Organizational Leadership Cohort and UE Career Services. Link your job search and support a local nonprofit organization by attending. Meet employers, make contacts and learn about networking from keynote speaker Bob Jones, president and Chief Executive Officer of Old National Bank.  Entry requires one canned food item for later donation to the Evansville Christian Life Center.

More information and updates may be found on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=215636361792083

This networking activity is the practicum summer project for the OL Cohort, providing students with the opportunity to put their education to work in support of the Evansville community.


* Family Weekend Date Set for 2011: Campus Participation!

Family Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 23–25,.  If your department or organization would like to have an event or reception for UE parents during Family Weekend, please complete a Family Weekend Event Form by clicking on this link, or by e-mailing the information to:   If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations,  at 488-2586.  All information is needed by June 27, to be included in the Family Weekend Registration Form.  Thank you!




* Fick Named ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-America

University of Evansville baseball player Cody Fick has been named an ABCA/Rawlings first team All-America selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Fick, who was named a second team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball on June 2nd, becomes Evansville’s first player to receive multiple All-America honors in a season since Andy Benes did 1988.

In his senior season, Fick hit .406 and was among the national leaders with 71 RBIs in 53 games. He topped the team in eight different statistical categories as a hitter and compiled a 7-4 record, 2.36 ERA, five complete games and a pair of shutouts in 11 starts on the mound.

Fick, who is the Aces’ seventh All-American in program history, was also named Region V Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) this spring and is still in the running for the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.

On June 7th Fick was drafted as a pitcher by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, becoming the 29th University of Evansville player to go in the draft since UE entered the Missouri Valley Conference in 1995.

He is currently on the Williamsport Crosscutters’ roster, Philadelphia’s Short-Season A team in the New York – Penn League, and is scheduled to make his first professional start tonight versus the Jamestown Jammers at 7:05 p.m. EDT at Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park in Jamestown, NY.


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