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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

* First round of grants from Innovation and Re-Investment Fund awarded

The first round of grants from the Innovation and Re-Investment Fund have been awarded.  The Programs Task Force received 22 proposal submissions with combined funding requests in excess of $1.4 million. 

Nine proposals will receive funding.  Those receiving funding are listed below in alphabetical order by department/area:

Archeology and Art History - Coordinator to expand department’s social media presence and enhance recruitment by outreach to prospective students, alumni, and colleagues $5,000

Center for Adult Education - Increased program offerings in the CAE (e.g., accelerated hybrid degree; learning-in-retirement) managed by an Associate Director $142,000

Enrollment Services - Implementation of Customer Relation Management (CRM) software to coordinate student recruitment $50,000

Health Services Administration - Increase graduate student recruitment in HSA through increased staff support, travel, and marketing $18,928

Honors Program - Enhance student recruitment to Honors program through summer Harlaxton Honors Fellowships $38,000

Neuroscience  - Create neuromarketing laboratory to attract students and generate revenue through neuromarketing services $15,000

Physical Therapy - Increase enrollment in the DPT program through increased faculty and staff support $15,000

Retention (Admissions and Financial Aid) - Increase student retention by creating and supporting Director of Student Retention, student mentors, and advisors $128,000

Theatre - Increase local student visits to campus and exposure to UE through theatre outreach to area high schools $11,435

Congratulations to these receiving funding!  The submission deadline for round two is September 1.  

* UE Appoints Greg Rawski as Dean of UE Schroeder Family School of Business Administration

Greg RawskiGreg Rawski has been appointed dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at the University of Evansville. 

“We’re very excited that Greg Rawski, who has served as interim dean this past year, has agreed to become the Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration,” says UE president Thomas A. Kazee.  “Greg brings a remarkable level of energy and vision to the position, and I’m confident that we’ll see great things happening in the Schroeder School in the years ahead.”

Rawski earned his Ph.D. and his M.B.A. in international business from the University of Toledo, and his B.A. in business administration from Bluffton University. He came to the University of Evansville in 2005 as an assistant professor of management, later taking on the position of associate dean in the Schroeder School of Business.

While at UE, Rawski has had a strong vision for a successful business program preparing students for their future in a global environment. Well-known for innovative and experiential learning in his classes, Rawski has connected students with regional companies including Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Koch Enterprises. His classes have performed community service projects benefiting 9-11 relief effort, tornado victims, the American Red Cross, and the YMCA. Rawski has been recognized as a Global Scholar, and has received the Exemplary Teacher of the Year award, the Berger Award for scholarship, and the Dean's teaching and research awards.

“It is an honor to serve as the Schroeder Family Dean and continue our momentum,” says Rawski. Recently the Schroeder School’s accounting and finance programs were ranked number 1 in the nation among 500 small universities by Master of Finance Degrees. Our Schroeder school faculty are excellent teachers and our job placement rate is one of the best in the Midwest at 98 percent. Several of our students are starting careers with salaries over $50,000 in the market.”

To learn more about Greg Rawski and the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at UE, visit www.evansville.edu/majors/business
 

Upcoming Events

* Summer I Buyback

The UE Bookstore will have a Summer Session I buyback on Thursday and Friday, June 18 and 19, during normal store hours for any student wanting to sell back any book regardless if used on this campus. You're welcome to bring in any book for a quote and you'll get cash on the spot. 

Info You Should Know

* AED now located in the Ridgway University Center

The University of Evansville has a number of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) located across campus. They are located as follows:
• Ridgway University Center (main floor near information desk, relocated from Graves Hall)
• Koch Center (second floor near copier)
• Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, McCurdy Wing (near main entrance)
• Hyde Hall/May Studio Theatre (main floor near elevator)
• Fitness Center lobby (behind main desk)

If you find yourself needing to use one of the campus AEDs, please follow the audible instructions that the machine provides. Also, contacting the Office of Safety and Security for assistance is highly recommended as Safety and Security also carries and AED with them in the Security vehicle. Safety and Security can be reached at its office number of 812-488-2051. Safety and Security’s emergency campus number is 812-471-6911.

Congratulations

* UE Represented at National Hockey League Combine

ProRehab and University of Evansville sports residents Jenna Gourlay and Michael Wehrhahn administered the Y Balance Test to professional hockey prospects at the 2015 NHL Combine in Buffalo, New York. The Y Balance Test was developed and extensively researched by Phil Plisky, UE assistant professor of physical therapy and Sports Residency Program director. The Y Balance Test is used test a person’s motor control as well as demonstrate functional symmetry and is used by professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams, US Military, industry, and researchers worldwide.

* McMullan's Article Published in Teachers & Writers Magazine

Emerita professor of creative writing Margaret McMullan wrote "Stepping Into the Fire: Helping A Student Write About Abuse" for the June issue of Teachers & Writers Magazine.

Based in New York, Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts. T&W programs include writing workshops for students, professional development for teachers and educators, managing the NYS Poetry Out Loud competition, and publishing books and other resources about the teaching of creative writing.

You can read the article here:

http://www.teachersandwritersmagazine.org/stepping-into-the-fire-helping-a-student-write-about-abuse-1388.htm

McMullan retired from teaching at UE in May in order to write full time.

* Parkison publishes in International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design

Professor of education Paul Parkison has had an article published in International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design titled "The Impact upon Comprehension and Reading Tasks of Preservice Elementary Teachers Using a Web 2.0 Reading Extension."

Jeff A. Thomas, professor at the University of Southern Indiana, was the co-author.

This study explored the impact of using a Web 2.0 technology to augment and enhance the efficiency of face-to-face meetings and the amount and quality of time students spent out of class working with a reading assignment in an undergraduate science methods course. Treatment subjects (versus control subjects) used a discussion board style site called TitanPad® to respond to a journal prompt after reading an article and before attending a subsequent class to discuss the journal article. Results indicated that significantly more treatment students read the article and perceived that they more substantially contributed to a follow-up discussion. Results also indicated no significant differences between groups in the amount of time spent, between perceptions of being ready to discuss the reading material, and the groups' comprehension of the reading material. One inference was that with no additional time investment, instructors might increase student in-class participation using a Web 2.0 tool.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/article/the-impact-upon-comprehension-and-reading-tasks-of-preservice-elementary-teachers-using-a-web-20-reading-extension/129964

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=129964 

Athletics

* Kevin Kaczmarski Named Baseball America, D1Baseball All-American

University of Evansville senior Kevin Kaczmarski was named a Baseball America Second Team All-American and a D1Baseball Second Team All-American on Thursday afternoon.

This is the third All-American honor this week for Kaczmarski who also received the honor from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Wednesday. Kaczmarski was recognized as a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American in May.

On Tuesday, Kaczmarski was selected by the New York Mets in the 9th round (269th pick overall) in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

The UE outfielder leads all Division I baseball players in batting average (.465), triples (nine), and triples per game (0.20). He is also second in the nation in on-base percentage (.543), second in slugging percentage (.746), fifth in runs batted in per game (1.24), 20th in doubles per game (0.21) and 25th in total bases (138).

A Cary, Ill. native, Kaczmarski led the Purple Aces this season in batting average (.465), hits (86), doubles (19), triples (nine), home runs (five), runs batted in (57), total bases (138), slugging percentage (.746), on-base percentage (.543), stolen bases (13), and fielding percentage (1.000).

His .465 batting average is the highest in single season program history. Kaczmarski’s nine triples are second most for a Purple Ace and his 86 hits are eighth highest.

Kaczmarski was the Missouri Valley Conference’s Joe Carter Player of the Year this season, the first Purple Ace in program history to receive the honor. He was also named First Team All-Conference, and selected to the MVC All-Defensive Team this spring. A three-time MVC Player of the Week this season, Kaczmarski was also named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week (Apr. 28). He is on the Dick Howser Trophy Watch List, a Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist, ABCA / Rawlings All-Midwest Region First Team, and one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award.

In his career, Kaczmarski finished his time at UE second in doubles (66) and triples (22), fourth in runs batted in (171), fifth in batting average (.352), sixth in runs (169), and seventh in at-bats (841).

For all of the latest information on Evansville baseball, log on to GoPurpleAces.com or follow the team’s Twitter account @UEAcesBaseball. 

* Kevin Kaczmarski Named ABCA/Rawlings All-American

– University of Evansville senior Kevin Kaczmarski was recognized as a 2015 ABCA / Rawlings Second-Team All-American on Saturday morning.

This was the fifth All-American honor of the week, and sixth this season, for Kaczmarski. He also received the First Team honor from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Wednesday. Kaczmarski was also selected as a Baseball America Second Team All-American and a D1Baseball Second Team All-American on Thursday afternoon, as well as a Senior CLASS Award All-American on Friday. He was honored as a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American in May.

On Tuesday, Kaczmarski was selected by the New York Mets in the 9th round (269th pick overall) in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

The UE outfielder leads all Division I baseball players in batting average (.465), triples (nine), and triples per game (0.20). He is also second in the nation in on-base percentage (.543), second in slugging percentage (.746), fifth in runs batted in per game (1.24), 20th in doubles per game (0.21) and 25th in total bases (138).

A Cary, Ill. native, Kaczmarski led the Purple Aces this season in batting average (.465), hits (86), doubles (19), triples (nine), home runs (five), runs batted in (57), total bases (138), slugging percentage (.746), on-base percentage (.543), stolen bases (13), and fielding percentage (1.000).

His .465 batting average is the highest in single season program history. Kaczmarski’s nine triples are second most for a Purple Ace and his 86 hits are eighth highest.

Kaczmarski was the Missouri Valley Conference’s Joe Carter Player of the Year this season, the first Purple Ace in program history to receive the honor. He was also named First Team All-Conference, and selected to the MVC All-Defensive Team this spring. A three-time MVC Player of the Week this season, Kaczmarski was also named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week (Apr. 28). He is a Dick Howser Trophy Watch List Semifinalist, a Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist, and ABCA / Rawlings All-Midwest Region First Team.

In his career, Kaczmarski finished his time at UE second in doubles (66) and triples (22), fourth in runs batted in (171), fifth in batting average (.352), sixth in runs (169), and seventh in at-bats (841).

For all of the latest information on Evansville baseball, log on to GoPurpleAces.com or follow the team’s Twitter account @UEAcesBaseball. 

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