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Thursday, July 7, 2011

* Beckman Named Interim Dean

President Tom Kazee and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs John Mosbo are pleased to let the UE family know that Professor Jean Beckman of the Department of Chemistry has accepted their invitation to serve as Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “We're thrilled to have someone of Professor Beckman's skill, experience, and judgment as Interim Dean,” said President Kazee.  “Please join us in expressing appreciation and support to her as she takes on this important University leadership position.”

Professor Beckman will begin her service this summer and will continue until the search is completed for our next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.   Dr. Mosbo will begin that search immediately.  Prof. Beckman will replace Susan Calovini, who recently became VP of Academic & Student Affairs and Dean of College at Salem College in North Carolina.  



Upcoming Events

* UE to Hold Rape Aggression Defense Course

The Student Fitness Center will offer a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course from 5-7 p.m. on July 25-29. Cost is $60, and the course is open to the public. Jeff Chestnut, director of UE’s Student Fitness Center and a certified R.A.D. instructor, will lead the course.

“While no one likes to imagine being a victim of a violent crime, the recent disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has reminded us that worst-case scenarios can and do occur,” Chestnut said. “This course will begin by teaching awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance. When women finish the course, they’ll know how to confidently defend themselves in case of an attack.”

For more information or to register, call 812-488-2622 or e-mail

* Please Mark Your Calendar!

Please mark your calendar! The SOAR 2012 dates are as follows:

June 7-9
June 21-23
August 16-18


* 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.

* Summer Fun 2011 in Nashville!

All University of Evansville students, alumni, incoming freshman, parents, friends and their children! Please come join us for Summer Fun 2011 on Thursday, July 14 from 6- 8 p.m. at Ashley Sullivan's home at 920 Lynnwood Blvd. Nashville, TN  37205.

Chips, drinks, and appetizers will be served.Be sure to register at

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Renner at or call 812-306-1427.


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


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