University of Evansville

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

* Ice Cream Social for Dr. Calovini is Today!

The ice cream social for Dr. Susan Calovini is today from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery in Ridgway University Center! Everyone is invited!
 

Upcoming Events

* UE Employees, Students and Families Welcome to Alumni Cubs Outing

Tickets are still available for the UE Alumni Outing at the Chicago Cubs/Florida Marlins game Friday, July 15.  The outing begins with lunch at Goose Island in Wrigleyville at 11 a.m. followed by the game at 1:20 p.m.  $75 covers lunch and the game for adults, $65 for children 13 and under.  Online registration is available at www.uealumnionline.com/cubs.  Questions?  Contact alumni@evansville.edu

* Experience Evansville: Visit UE!

The Office of Admission is having its annual summer Open House on Saturday, July 16. If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who are in high school and who could benefit from a visit to the UE campus, please encourage them to attend. They will join other prospective students from around the country in visiting with faculty members and learning about the scholarship opportunities available as well as touring campus including residence halls and Ridgway University Center. They can register online or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468. If this date does not work, please contact the Office of Admission for other visit opportunities.

 

Info You Should Know

* UE Language Lab Looking for Research Participants

The University of Evansville Language Lab is looking for children to participate in Language Development Research. Needed are: typically-developing children ages 1 to 3 (session lasting 45 minutes), children with Autism between the ages of 3 and 12 (session lasts about 2 hours), and children with Down Syndrome ages 3 to 8 (session lasts about 2 hours). Appointments can be made for almost any time or day and last approximately an hour and a half.  If you or anybody you know is interested, they can contact the Lab at 812-488-1060 or language@evansville.edu.
 

* Apply for Marshall Scholarship for Graduate Study in the U.K.

Interested in studying in the United Kingdom after graduating? Then consider applying for a Marshall Scholarship, an award that finances young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the U.K. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year from across the U.S. to study at graduate level at a U.K. institution in any field of study.

Value: University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

Eligibility: Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2011, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2008.

Application Deadline: Sept. 1.

For more information, please contact Professor Rob Griffith in the Department of Creative Writing at rg37@evansville.edu, or visit the Marshall Scholarship Web site at http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/

* Fitness Center Revised Pool Schedule

The Fitness Center pool is now open daily, Monday through Friday,  from noon until 2 p.m.

* Attention UE Cardholders

The June Pcard Cycle began on May 24 and ends on June 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of June 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on June 28.

 

Congratulations

* Ralph Larmann Wins Two Top Art Awards

Ralph Larmann, associate professor of art, has won the two top awards at the upcoming 2011 Wabash Valley Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum. Larmann's work, Coalopolis, received the Howard E. Wooden Memorial Grand Prize as a recognition of best of show and an Indiana State University Permanent Collection Purchase Award for inclusion in the ISU permanent art collection. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, July 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Swope Art Museum, 25 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, Ind. The 2011 Wabash Valley Exhibition, a regional juried show open to artists residing in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky,and Michigan, will be on display at the Swope Art Museum from July 9 through Aug. 27.

* New UE Creative Writing Project Receives Largest Grant in Statewide Competition

The University of Evansville's Department of Creative Writing is proud to announce that it has received a $21,000 grant from the 2011 Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund competition to launch its new Student Writers of Indiana program this fall. Of the five 2011 Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund grants awarded to Indiana colleges and universities, the University of Evansville¹s was the largest.

Student Writers of Indiana is an innovative program that will enable the University to share its creative writing expertise with middle and high school students locally and statewide.

³Creative writing has a profound impact on the middle school and high school learning experiences, and addresses multiple Indiana Department of Education Academic Standards for reading, writing, listening, and speaking,² said project director Rob Griffith, UE associate professor of creative writing.

³We are delighted to have this opportunity to work in collaboration with community partners to provide this essential education for younger students.²

³Our program will offer exciting ways for these students to improve vocabulary, critical analysis skills, and reading comprehension,² added co-director Margaret McMullan, UE professor of creative writing. ³Poetry¹s brevity and its association with song lyrics make it a very appealing form of creative expression for adolescents.²

Student Writers of Indiana will send trained UE creative writing students, known as ³teaching fellows,² into local middle and high schools to teach this art form and generate interest in language arts. In its first year, the program is expected to serve an estimated 1,200 students in grades 6-12.

The program also will host an annual statewide creative writing competition for high school students that will culminate with a creative writing conference for contest winners on the UE campus. Cash prizes will be awarded.

In addition, UE teaching fellows will publish an annual anthology showcasing their students¹ best poems and short stories along with winning contest submissions from high school students across the state.

The grant comes on the heels of last week¹s announcement that the University of Evansville has formed a new Department of Creative Writing to house the Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree programs.

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund for its generous support of Student Writers of Indiana. The program is among five programs that were awarded grants in the 2011 Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund competition. The Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund, administered by the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), provides seed money for innovative start-up programs at ICI member institutions.

Sympathy to...

* Thoughts and Prayers to Ann Martin

The thoughts and prayers of the UE community go to Ann Martin, Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer in the Office of Development, whose mother died on June 16 in Pennsylvania. A donation to the Alzheimer's Foundation is being made in memory of Ann's mother. If you would like to contribute, please send it to Linda Wicker in Development. If you have any questions, please contact Linda at ext 1094 or lw74@evansville.edu

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