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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Upcoming Events

* Connect for a Cause Next Week

Connect for a Cause – the professional speed networking event - is less than two weeks away. Students, you can link your job search and support a local nonprofit organization. Meet employers, make contacts and learn about networking from Bob Jones, president and chief executive officer of Old National Bank.

Connect for a Cause takes place Aug. 4 from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. Entry requires one canned food item for later donation to the Evansville Christian Life Center. There are door prizes and refreshments.

Please RSVP to More information may be found on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=215636361792083

The 2011 Organizational Leadership Cohort and UE Career Services sponsor this annual event, which is the summer practicum project for the cohort, providing students with the opportunity to put their education to work in support of the Evansville community.

* Volunteer for Meet and Greet Team!

It is nearly time for the new class of UE students to arrive. We want to welcome the new students to the UE campus the best way possible. If you are faculty or staff, you can help with that by being a member of the Meet and Greet Team. (The student portionof this event is already over.) This group of volunteers will be needed during three shifts on Saturday, Aug. 20. The role of a greeter is to direct new students and families around campus, especially as they move in to the Residence Halls. This process helps the Move In process run smoothly and is a huge help to our students and their families. If you would like to help please email Geoff Edwards at and reply as to which time you would like to work. The shifts are:8 a.m.-10 a.m.;10 a.m.-noon; and noon-2 p.m.


Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Closed Monday

The Fitness Center will be closed  Monday, Aug.1 through Friday, Aug. 5 for refinishing of the gym floors. It will reopen Monday, Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.


* Health Tip: Eat Fruits and Vegetables Daily

With the onset of summer, we have access to a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Think the colors of the rainbow to ensure a healthy variety of vitamins and minerals.  Strive to eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  A diet rich in fruits and vegetables in combination with exercise and a low fat diet may aid in reducing the risk of certain types of cancer.

The nurse will be in the Ridgway University Center Lobby, Thursday, July 28 from 9-11 a.m.



* Joe Flauto

Professor Emeritus of Theatre Joe Flauto designed a production of I Remember Mama which opened July 22 at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Holland Mich. He worked with six UE theatre students and alums. One was Nancy Wagner '79.  Also included were current UE theatre design/tech students whom he knows from working with them at HSRT.



* Malone Named Director of Women's Basketball Operations

Former Memorial High School and Purdue University standout FahKara Malone marks the final piece to Head Women's Basketball Coach Oties Epps' staff. Malone will serve as the graduate assistant director of women's basketball operations at the University of Evansville.

"We are delighted to have FahKara join our women's basketball staff," said Epps. "She is arguably one of the best players to come out of the Evansville area and was very successful as a student-athlete both on and off the court."

A native of Evansville, Ind. and four-year standout at Memorial, Malone set ‎the high school's record for steals. Four years later at Purdue, Malone set the same milestone with 351 career steals as a Boilermaker.

Malone marks one of nine players in Boilermaker history to be a four-year starter, and served three of those years as a team captain. Totaling 1,057 career points and 513 assists, Malone started 124 of 129 games, while leading her squad to postseason play every year and collecting a plethora of accolades.

During her tenure, Purdue made three visits to the NCAA Tournament, including two Elite Eight appearances, and a trip to the WNIT second round. Malone was a three-time Big Ten All-Defensive Team and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

As a freshman, she was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and started 36 of 37 games, becoming the first freshman to ‎start over 90 percent of season since Erik Valek in 2000-01. In her sophomore season, Malone was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team, as well as, the Most Outstanding Player, as she led the Boilermakers to their second Big Ten Championship in as many years.

As a junior, she was forced to sit out nine games after suffering an open dislocation of her ‎right ring finger, yet she still was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media. In her senior year, Malone was named a Big Ten Medal of Honor Nominee, the Big Ten's oldest award, given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics.

"FahKara is very humble and passionate about women's basketball," added Epps. "Her experiences, enthusiasm and love for the game are a welcome addition to our program."

Malone graduated from Purdue in 2010 with a degree in Psychology. She is pursuing her masters in Public Health Administration at UE, while also being responsible for managing and assisting with day-to-day operations of the women's basketball program.


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