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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Upcoming Events

* GAP and Changemaker end-of-year potluck picnic!

Come enjoy a potluck picnic with the Institute for Global Enterprise on Thursday, May 5, from noon– 1:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Trace Council Eykamp Scout Center off the Lloyd Expressway. (The address is 3501 East Lloyd Expressway.) Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a yummy dish and/or outdoor game! Drinks will be provided, and the main lounge inside is reserved in case of bad weather. No RSVP required. All GAP and Changemaker students and alumni, coaches, judges, and UE faculty and staff are warmly welcomed. It’s been a great year for both programs, and we hope you’ll help us celebrate!

If you would like to bring a dish, e-mail Erin Lewis ( what you’ll bring so we can keep rough track of what’s needed.

Thank you for all your hard work this year!

* UE Bookstore Buyback Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% off all UE clothing and gift purchases during Book Buyback from April 28-May 4. Stop in and save on those end-of-the-year purchases or graduation gifts. Items already on sale are exempt from additional discount.

* Festival of Faiths to include meditation, cuisine, worship, and #MyJIHAD

Get your yoga on! Learn Buddhist chanting! Experience Islamic prayers, learn more about the Christian tradition! The Evansville community is invited to experience the Festival of Faiths in three phases this weekend, April 30-May 1 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center; and Neu Chapel.

Phase I: Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Eykamp Hall and the second floor of Ridgway University Center will host informational booths, cuisine samplings, prayer and worship demonstrations, adult and kids’ yoga, story-time and craft-time for kids, and much more! Detailed schedule of events can be found by clicking the Facebook page link below.

Phase II: Sunday, May 1 at 5:00-6:15 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center - Join Omar Atia and David Hayden for a 1:1 straightforward discussion about Islam, Jihad, and their relationship with terrorism. University chaplain Tamara Gieselman will serve as moderator. Omar Atia serves as imam at the Islamic Center of Evansville and David Hayden is a retired English teacher from Memorial High School in Evansville, Indiana.

Phase III: Sunday, May 1, 7:00 p.m., in Neu Chapel - Join the Evansville interfaith community for an inclusive service of prayers and reflections as we bring the Festival of Faiths to a close and approach the National Day of Prayer. The service will last about one hour. All are welcome.

For more information, check out our Facebook event pages.

* Today is the farewell reception for Paul Parkison

Please join the School of Education at a farewell reception for Paul Parkison, associate professor and chair of the School of Education, today from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Paul has served the University for the past three years. We wish to thank him for his service and recognize his many accomplishments. The reception will be held in Room 240 in Graves Hall. Please stop by and wish Paul well.

* Welcome reception for Harlaxton faculty

The Harlaxton Society is sponsoring a reception for Harlaxton faculty and administrators visiting the University of Evansville Spring Commencement. Everyone is invited on Friday, May 6, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please join us in welcoming Amber Pouliot, Edward Bujak, Jerry Seaman, and Patricia Vilches.


Info You Should Know

* Ring Found in Ridgway

A ring was found in the first floor women’s restroom in Ridgway. If you've recently lost a ring, please contact Safety and Security at 812-488-2051 and describe it to determine whether it is yours. 

* Copies of the 2015 LinC available

Extra copies of the 2015 LinC are now available to those who would like a copy. Just stop by Student Publications on the second floor of Ridgway University Center, and pick up a copy from the box located outside the door. 



* Emily Denne wins Psychology/Neuroscience Best Senior Thesis Award

Emily Denne has won the 2016 Psychology/Neuroscience Best Senior Thesis Award!  Her thesis was titled, "The Influence of Decision-Maker Gender on Child Custody Decisions." Emily's thesis was supervised by Professor Margaret Stevenson.  The thesis included original research findings that have been published as part of a chapter in the NOVA book titled Child Maltreatment: Public Attitudes, Psychological Effects and Prevention Programs. It was voted the best of this year’s 33 senior theses.

 Emily is from Indianapolis and next fall will be at Trinity College, Dublin, in the graduate psychology and social policy program. 



* Baseball adjusts weekend schedule

With storms moving into Evansville this weekend, the University of Evansville Baseball team has adjusted its weekend schedule with Illinois State. On Friday, the two teams will play a doubleheader at Charles H. Braun Stadium, beginning at 3:30 p.m., and Saturday’s series finale is set for 2:00 p.m.


* Softball announces weekend schedule changes

With another round of inclement weather in the forecast, the University of Evansville Softball team has changed its schedule for its weekend series against Missouri State.

A doubleheader will take place on Friday beginning at 4:00 p.m. with the second game following at 6:00 p.m. The series finale is set for Saturday at noon.

The Purple Aces have won four Missouri Valley Conference series in a row and look to continue that roll against the Bears. On Wednesday, May 4, UE is slated to complete its home schedule with a 5:00 p.m. game against Southern Illinois. 


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