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Friday, March 11, 2011

* Treasure and Traditions

The student body of the University of Evansville has long included many international students. As early as 1943, the school had implemented a program to attract Latin American students. By 1953, there were 19 international students on campus. They included students from Israel, Lithuania, Germany, South America and Asia. Currently, international students make up about eight percent of the University's student body and represent 54 countires.



Upcoming Events

* UE Religion Forum Series: "Who is My Neighbor: The Buddhist Next Door"

Get to know "The Buddhist Next Door" as UE presents the third in its series of forums on religion. "Who Is My Neighbor: The Buddhist Next Door," presented by the Department of Religious Life, is a free panel discussion designed to explore and explain the Buddhist faith. The event is March 14 at 7 p.m. in Neu Chapel. It is open to the UE and Evansville communities.

"As a church-related institution, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it is important to lift up the official position of our denomination on matters of faith," said UE Chaplain Tamara Gieselman.

The series will continue throughout the 2010-11 academic year; please stay tuned for more information on future sessions.

* Final Speaker Series Lunch for Academic Year

The final Speaker Series luncheon for this academic year isThursday, March 17 at noon in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  This event is open to the campus community.  The speaker is Ron Hagy, SVP of Talent Acquisitions with Old National Bancorp. He will share his expertise on the topic; Is There An Appropriate Way to Ask About Salary Information, AND Do You Have Any Negotiating Power?  The Speaker Series Luncheon is an integral piece of the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program, an annual program matching current students with UE alumni and friends. For more information or to sign up for the mentoring program starting again in the fall, contact Linda Wulf, Career Services,

* Financial Blunders – Lessons We Never Learn

The third in the Lunch & Learn Series (bring your lunch) is noon–12:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, Room 100, Koch Center. This is free to the UE community and the public.  Dr. Nelson Rivers will cover when and how to deal with stock and stock options; how to “preserve” and “protect” our assets against a plunging market; the bank:  is it really the place to save money; how to avoid losing up to 40% of your retirement plan on the day you walk away; and, how to avoid strangers becoming guardians of your children.  This series is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.  For more information, contact Judy Caldwell, or 488-2476.


* Installation for White Family Professorship Is March 21

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan Kupisch invites the UE community to the installation of the White Family Professorship honoring Amy Hall, PhD, chair of the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, as the inaugural professor on Monday, March 21. Also being honored is Linda E. White for her continued support of UE. The Installation Ceremony and reception will be held in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The ceremony is at 4 p.m., followed by the reception at 4:30 p.m.


* SAB St. Patrick's Day Bingo

The Student Activities Board will host St. Patrick's Day Bingo on Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. This will be the LAST game of bingo of the year! Prizes include $100 cash, a Green iPod, a $50 movie package, and many, many more!


Info You Should Know

* 2011 Lunch with the Aces at Outback Steakhouse!

"Lunch With The Aces," the annual University of Evansville fundraiser for athletic scholarships is Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Outback Steakhouse on the Lloyd Expressway on Evansville's east side. This year's event features one lunch session beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost of lunch is $25 per person, with each lunch featuring fresh baked bread, a garden salad, Outback's Bushman Shrooms, grilled steak and chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, and a classic cheesecake dessert. UE coaches and staff members will serve as the lunch hosts and greeters.All proceeds from the event go to benefit UE's Department of Athletics Scholarship Fund. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 15. To register call Dwight Merilatt at 488-2287.



* Aces Sign Cross Country Standout

UE cross country coach Don Walters has built a strong stable of runners over the years, and another may be on the way with the signing of Northeast Dubois High School senior Josh Genet. The three-time all-state selection finished 11th in the IHSAA state cross country finals last November.  He was the 1A-2A Runner of the Year, and champion in the conference, sectional and regional cross country meets.  Genet finished 10th last spring in the 3200 at the IHSAA state track & field finals, and will be going for his fourth consecutive sectional championship in the 3200 this spring. His best times include 9:19.52 in the 3200 and 15:26.4 for 5,000 meters.Genet expects to major in engineering at UE.  He joins a UE cross country team that is losing senior standout Ryan Witters, but returns three of its top four runners from last year's NCAA Great Lakes Regional.


* UE Softball Sets Sights on Masked Raider Invitational

The UE softball team is headed to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Masked Rider Invitational, hosted by Texas Tech. The tournament will feature five games for the Aces, three against host No. 19 Texas Tech (USA Today/NFCA Poll) as well as two against Alcorn State. First pitch of the weekend is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. against Alcorn State.

* Divers Complete Day One of NCAA Zone C Championship

Three UE divers completed day one of the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships at Ohio State yesterday. The divers resume competition today at p.m. The women will compete on the 1-meter board while the men will dive from the 3-meter board

* Lady Aces Knocked Out of MVC Tournament

Thursday, the UE women’s basketball team trailed the whole evening in the first round of the 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.  The Bradley Braves topped the No. 9 Aces, 64-47. Evansville finished the season with an 8-22 overall record and 3-1 5 mark in the MVC.


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