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Thursday, July 9, 2015

* Visit UE - Summer Open House, July 18!

The Office of Admission is hosting its annual summer Open House on Saturday, July 18. If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who could benefit from a visit to campus, please encourage them to attend. They will join other prospective students from around the country in visiting with faculty members, learning about study abroad programs, discussing scholarship opportunities, touring campus, including residence halls, and enjoying lunch on campus. They can register online at https://www.evansville.edu/visit/openhouse.cfm or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468.

Upcoming Events

* Free Sweet Treat at UE Bookstore Today from 1-3 PM!

The UE community is invited to the UE Bookstore today Tuesday, July 14 - for some free ice cream from 1 to 3 p.m. You can also double your employee discount during that time on any purchases if you want. Be sure to stop by and get a sweet treat and check out the new merchandise. 

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The appointments are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). Due to Library renovation, access to the Clifford Rare Books Room is temporarily through the Office of Technology Services. If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 

Info You Should Know

* New date: Evansville Ohio River Sweep rescheduled to July 18 – help keep our Ohio River clean!

The annual Evansville Ohio River Sweep has been rescheduled to July 18 from 8-11 a.m. Meet at the Four Freedoms Monument. Trash bags for the clean-up are provided and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Volunteers need only bring work clothes and shoes.

Find out more at the UE Environmental Management Facebook page, and check before heading out in case of rain or other delays: https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Evansville-Department-of-Environmental-Management/336316706575810?ref=hl 

* Library Collections Disrupted by Construction

Construction on the library’s first and second floors is on target and the contractors will soon be moving upstairs to replace the ceilings, HVAC and lighting on the third and fourth floors. Once construction begins, we will have NO ACCESS to the third and fourth floors until they are completed AFTER THE FALL SEMESTER BEGINS!

If you need UE books to place on fall course reserves, for research, for fun or for students, GET THEM NOW!

We have no idea when construction will begin but it will be within a week or so. If you need help, have questions about access or want to browse, please call Meg Atwater-Singer at 812-488-2487 or email her at ma35@evansville.edu.

* Pool Closed July 6-10

There will be no open swim for the week of July 6-10. Pool hours will resume July 13. 

Congratulations

* Knoester Publishes Book Chapter

Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester co-authored a chapter entitled "Teachers as Cultural Workers," just published in the "SAGE Guide to Curriculum in Education," a reference book. 

* Parade Magazine names Every Father's Daughter "Sizzling Summer Read"

Parade Magazine recently named Every Father’s Daughter a Top Ten “Sizzling Summer Read” and a Best Gift for Fathers Who Read. Parade is the most widely read magazine in the U.S., with a readership of 54.1 million. Every Father’s Daughter has been excerpted, reviewed or featured in Publishers Weekly (starred review), The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, The Rumpus, The Chicago Tribune, Time Out New York, BUST Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Ploughshares, Booklist, Foreword Magazine, Kirkus Review, Gulf Coast Woman, The Millions, The Clarion-Ledger, Indianapolis Monthly, Nashville Scene, Evansville Living, The Evansville Courier, Grinnell Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine among several other magazines, newspapers and blogs. Professor McMullan and others also discussed the book on NPR stations across the nation.

Since May, Professor McMullan has given readings around the country with fellow writers Phillip Lopate, Jane Smiley, Alexandra Styron, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jill McCorkle, and Ann Hood among others. As a result of the book’s popularity, the publisher has created a blog and invites readers interested in writing and sharing their own essays about their fathers. If you are a father, a daughter, or anyone who simply feels moved to write and share, send your work in an email to everyfathersdaughterblog@gmail.com.

Professor McMullan taught at UE for 25 years and served as the Melvin Peterson Chair of Literature and Creative Writing. She retired in May in order to write full time.

* UE Trumpet Ensemble Performs in Italy

Members of the University of Evansville Trumpet Ensemble participated in the 2015 Orvieto TrumpetFest June 20-27. Members included Dalton Bosze, Laura Silvestian, Jacob Steffenhagen and faculty member Timothy Zifer. The students and faculty members participated in rehearsals, masterclasses, concerts and recitals.

In addition to intensive trumpet study and performances members also had the opportunity to take an Italian Survival Class and take advantage of historical sightseeing opportunities. Zifer had the opportunity to conduct the combined Orvieto Trumpet Ensemble and perform on a faculty recital.

The UE Trumpet Ensemble's appearance at the festival was made possible by a generous contribution from the Friends of the University of Evansville Music (FUEM).

Trumpet Ensemble

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