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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Upcoming Events

* Reception for Tyrone and Lynette Washington

The entire campus community is invited to attend a reception for Dr. Tyrone and Lynette Washington on Wednesday, July 20, , from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 240 in Wallace Graves Hall.  Dr. Washington has accepted a position at the University of Arkansas and will be leaving Evansville at the end of July.  Please stop by and wish them well.

* 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 www.uealumnionline.com/nashvillefun2011

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Renner at cr107@evansville.edu or call 812-306-1427.

Congratulations

* William Baer Has Play Performed at Festival

William Baer, professor of creative writing, recently had his one-act play, Déjà Vu, performed each night at the Driftwood Players Annual Festival of Shorts (July 8-9) at the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds, Washington.  Déjà Vu was one of eight plays chosen in the Driftwood Players national competition for their annual festival, and the play was directed by David Morrison

Athletics

* Women's Basketball Team Named To WBCA Academic Top 25

With a collective 3.340 grade point average, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team ranked 24th in the nation on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Academic Top 25 Honor Roll for 2010-11 season.

“Making the WBCA Academic Top 25 is a major accomplishment for our women's basketball program,” said Head Coach Oties Epps who was introduced May 18 as the 10th head coach in the 42-year history of women's basketball at the University of Evansville.

“It speaks to the effort and focus that our student-athletes have shown throughout the year,” Epps added. “The University of Evansville makes a conscious effort to ensure that our student-athletes are successful in the classroom and on the court.”

The honor marks the third time in the last five years in which the Purple Aces have ranked among the nation’s Top 25 academically.

The WBCA annually recognizes NCAA Divisions I, II and III; NAIA; and junior college/community college teams across the nation that carry the highest combined GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season.  The 2010-11 season is the 14th in which the WBCA has presented the standings.

A team’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of hours attempted by all team members in the academic terms (semesters or quarters) that the season spans. Weighted grades are converted to a 4.0 scale. The GPAs are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point.  Teams are nominated for the honor by a WBCA-member head coach.  A team must have a 3.0 or better GPA to be nominated.
 

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