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Thursday, July 23, 2015

What's Happening Today

* Summer End Buyback

The will be a summer ending Buyback in the UE Bookstore today and Friday.  If you have any books you are wanting to get rid of stop in the Bookstore during regular store hours during these dates. 

Info You Should Know

* Institute for Global Enterprise Welcomes Erin Lewis Back to UE

Erin LewisWe are delighted to welcome Erin (Braun) Lewis to UE as program director to support the GAP program. Her primary focus will be to expand cross-disciplinary project engagement, a key objective for the Institute and the University. Resources made available by refinement in programming and consolidation in staffing at the Institute for Global Enterprise make possible this exciting addition to the University family. In addition to being an alumna of UE, she is also the daughter of UE physics professor Jeffrey Braun.

Most recently, Erin worked as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s director of outreach at iCivics where she implemented national projects and developed interdisciplinary and experiential programming. She also established partnerships with former astronaut and senator John Glenn, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and many institutions across the country.

Prior to joining iCivics, Erin helped to create the Center for Civic Literacy at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute and served as the director of civic education at the Center for Law and Civic Education in Indianapolis. She is also a former United States Marine, having completed Officer Candidate School in Quantico.

Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Evansville and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University School for Public and Environmental Affairs where she was one of only three graduate students to receive the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion for service to the community.

We are thrilled about the breadth and depth of experience Erin brings to this position. 

* Fitness Center Closed July 27-31

The Fitness Center will be closed Monday July 27 - Friday July 31 for resurfacing of the floors. 

* Welcome new employee Emily Hilbert to Accounting & Audit

Please join the Accounting & Audit department in welcoming Emily Hilbert as our Benefit & Accounting Clerk. She is providing assistance in the payroll, accounts payable, and accounting functions.

Emily has over 15 years’ experience in administrative areas of higher education, most recently at Earlham College. She also dedicated a portion of her career to applications support and providing training to groups on a variety of software programs.

Relocating from northern Indiana to be closer to family, Emily got here just in time to experience true southern Indiana heat and humidity! We are very excited to work with, share ideas, and get to know Emily. She can be found in Olmsted Hall, Room 213, by dialing extension 2038, or by e-mailing eh189.

* Observers needed for Fire Drills

Fire drills will be held throughout the school year in the academic and administrative buildings, and we need volunteers to help observe the drills. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jan Schrader at js652. These fire drills help make our campus safer for all - your help will be appreciated! 

* Fall Booklist Posting

The Fall Booklist should be posted on the UE Bookstore website during the last week of July. Please be patient as we finalize information and do updates to provide complete information in regard to new, used, and rental options. 

* UE Theatre Welcomes New Senior Administrative Assistant

Liz EvansUE Theatre is excited to welcome our new senior administrative assistant, Liz 'Nichols' Evans. Liz and her family recently moved to Evansville from Lafayette, where she worked at Purdue University. Her husband, Chad is the new chief meteorologist at CBS44 WEVV, and they have two children. Hadley is three years old and Ryland is celebrating his 10-week birthday this week. Welcome to the UE family, Liz! 

* July Pcard Cycle Ends July 21 at Midnight

The July Cycle which began on June 23 ends on July 21 at midnight. Transactions may be reconciled throughout the month and reports may be printed on July 23 until the GL lockout on July 28. 

* Registrar's Office Hours Week of July 20-24

In order to work on processes meant to serve you better, the Registrar’s Office will be open limited hours during the week of July 20. We will be open from 8-9 am each morning and again 3:30-4:30 pm through July 24. Please note that we will be closed from 9 am- 3:30 each day and will not be accepting or answering walk-in traffic, phone calls or email during this time. Be assured that all of your inquiries will be addressed during our open hours those days or the next week as we resume normal business hours. Thank you for patience and understanding as we continue to strive for excellent student service!

Congratulations

* Indiana's 2015 Mr. Math to Attend UE

Adam Lonnberg, a 2015 Signature School graduate, has been named Indiana’s 2015 Mr. Math by Gov. Mike Pence. The Mr. and Miss Math and Science awards recognize Hoosier students who excel in STEM classes, as well as in extracurricular activities. Lonnberg plans to attend UE in the fall and major in math, with a possible second major or minor in Spanish. He eventually wants to attend medical school to be a radiologist. Read an article about Lonnberg’s award in the Evansville Courier & Press here: http://www.courierpress.com/news/education/making-the-grade/signature-graduate-named-mr-math-by-gov-pence_06002997

* Knoester and Plikuhn publish article in Journal of Research in Reading

Matthew Knoester (assistant professor of education) and Mari Plikuhn (assistant professor of sociology) have published an article entitled "Influence of Siblings on Out-of-School Reading Practices" in the Journal of Research in Reading, the flagship journal of the United Kingdom Literacy Association. The article has been published online and will appear in print in an upcoming issue of the journal. The article can be found at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9817.12059/abstract 

* Andueza Publishes Book Chapter

Lorena Andueza, assistant professor of Spanish, co-authored a book chapter entitled “The Pragmatics of Embedded Exclamatives” in Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society, edited by Alessandro Capone and Jacob L. May (Springer). 

* Douglas Reed Serves as RYACOP Adjudicator

University Organist Emeritus Douglas Reed served as one of three adjudicators for the Regional Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (RYACOP) at the American Guild of Organists 2015 Great Lakes Region V Convention in Indianapolis on July 10.

RYACOP takes place bi-annually after a preliminary round at local AGO chapters throughout the region. Winners in each AGO region throughout the U.S. will perform as “Rising Stars” at the biennial national convention to be held in Houston next summer.

Over the past three decades, several of Reed’s students have placed in RYACOP and NYACOP, the national level of the AGO competition. In 1984, Matthew Boatmon was a NYACOP finalist in San Francisco. Kirk Rich performed as a “Rising Star” in Minneapolis (2009) and as a RYACOP finalist in Columbus, Ohio (2012). In 2013, Rachel Bennett competed in the RYACOP in Kalamazoo.  In 2014, Kirk Rich was one of three finalists in the Boston NYACOP. 

The July 10 competition took place at Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. 

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