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Thursday, June 23, 2016

What's Happening Today

* Rethink Diversity Through Mindshifting Dialogue changing time

There is a time change for today's session of Rethink Diversity Through Mindshifting Dialogue. Instead of starting at noon, the session will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at noon. Please join us today for Cat calls, Compliments, and Come Ons: A conversation about sexist microaggressions.

Please RSVP by e-mailing lw161@evansville.edu.

For more information contact LaNeeca Williams at lw161@evansville.edu or ext. 2413.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

Info You Should Know

* Copy Services jobs

As the fall semester and the start of school is just around the corner, Copy Services asks that you start submitting requests for fall manuals and handouts in June and July as you have them ready.

The start of school is busy for everyone, so early summer is a great time for Copy Services to process copy jobs and have them ready in plenty of time for the start of classes and/or for purchase from the UE Bookstore.

Your efforts and cooperation are greatly appreciated as we prepare for a great 2016-17.

Copy Service Requests and instructions are available on the AceLink website.

If you have questions, please contact Distribution Services at ext. 2197.

* June Pcard cycle ending

The June Pcard cycle which began on May 24/16 ends on June 21. As of June 23, cardholders may schedule and run the June cycle report. June transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until June 28. On June 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out and unable to make changes to posted transactions for the June cycle.

* United States Postal Service closed on Independence Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Monday, July 4. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at ext. 2197.

Congratulations

* ACE3 program has new client

The ACE3 program, a microloan program administered by the Institute of Banking and Finance in the Schroeder School of Business Administration, is pleased to announce a new client: My Funding Alliance (MFA). 

My Funding Alliance is owned and managed by a local entrepreneur, and has the goal of bringing cause marketing to Evansville. Cause marketing is a new concept of marketing that involves three different segments: local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and consumers.

MFA provides a platform for consumers to unite with local businesses and support community causes. Consumers go to MyFundingAlliance.com and purchase gift vouchers. Upon redemption of the voucher at participating local businesses, five percent of the proceeds go to the nonprofit.

* UE trustee, quartet, professor, and friends honored by Arts Council

Members of the University of Evansville community were among the recipients of this year’s Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Awards. The awards were presented today at a ceremony at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana in Evansville.

Steve and Susan Worthington received the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award given to recognize talent, hard work, and dedication to the arts over a lifetime of service in and around Evansville. Steve, a graduate of UE, and Susan belong to every organization at the University that supports the arts. They are members of the board of directors of these groups and give their time and energy to support events and initiatives developed by the organizations. Both have been recognized with awards from the University.

The Worthingtons are long time volunteers and patrons of Willard Library and the Evansville Museum. Steve is a member of the museum’s board of directors, and Susan is an active member of the Bethlehem United Church of Christ’s bell choir.
The winner of the Arts Council’s ensemble award was the Eykamp Quartet, a group supported by the Eykamp family, the Evansville Philharmonic, and UE. This resident quartet - comprising Robert Anemone. Alicia Choi, Rose Wollman and Kirsten Jermé - enriches the musical, cultural, and educational activities of the Evansville community.

The group is the resident quartet at UE, where they perform in the Tuesday Night Concert series and in special concerts. They work with the UE Symphony Orchestra, volunteer masterclasses for string majors, and adjudicate end-of-semester juries for students. The quartet serves as principal players in the Evansville Philharmonic’s string section, participates in Philharmonic education and outreach programs, and works with the Philharmonic Youth Orchestras.

Anne Hastings Fiedler, UE’s Oramay Cluthe Eades Distinguished Professor of Music and head of the keyboard area, received the Artist Award. Since her arrival at the University, Fiedler has been a major contributor to the Evansville musical community. She accompanies UE music faculty members when they give recitals in the community. She performs more each academic year than any other UE music professors, as so many ask her to be their accompanist at their solo recitals.

Fiedler, principal pianist for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, was a finalist and prizewinner in the National Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition and has collaborated nationally with soloists and ensembles. She has been a featured soloist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Evansville Chamber Orchestra, and the UE Orchestra.

The recipient of the Arts Advocate Award was Robert Shetler, who has contributed much to the area’s artistic and cultural landscape. As owner of Shetler Moving and Storage, he has offered free transportation of UE Theatre’s sets, lights, and costumes, including the many times it has performed at the Kennedy Center’s regional and national festivals.

His moving company played an integral part in the opening of the Red Skelton Museum in Vincennes, Indiana, making many trips from Los Angeles to Vincennes with items for the museum. Shetler also serves as a member of the museum’s board of directors.

Shetler personally made arrangements for artifacts to be moved to the Evansville African American Museum, and as chairman of WNIN’s annual auction, his fleet of trucks and drivers picked up and delivered auction items. He supervised the move of the Children’s Museum of Evansville T-Rex from Indianapolis to Evansville, and moved the Evansville Philharmonic into their new offices. Recently Shetler coordinated the move of two large paintings and more than 300 pieces of eighteenth-century porcelain to the Reitz Home Museum.

* Beavers to publish "A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Information"

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of the Cognitive Science Modeling Lab, has been asked to publish his paper, "A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Information," in the September Issue of Logeion - Information Philosophy. The paper has been circulating on the web for the past six years and has been viewed more than 3,000 times on Academia.edu alone. It has become standard reading in many philosophy of information courses worldwide. Logeion is published by the Philosophy and Policy of Information Research Group of the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology.

* Dennis Malfatti and choral students perform at Carnegie Hall

On June 5, Dennis Malfatti, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, conducted a concert at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City, along with students from UE’s choral program.

The concert featured The New England Symphonic Ensemble (an east-coast based professional orchestra), and a chorus of over 120 voices in a program of choral-orchestral works by Mozart and Haydn. The chorus was made up of singers from several different choirs from Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Thirty students from the UE choral program made up the core of the 120 voices. The 30 singers from UE, representing the UE University Choir, the UE Mixed Choir, and the UE Women’s Chorus, began rehearsing in March for this rare opportunity. All the participating choirs, each of which learned the music for the program with their own directors, met in New York City two days prior to the concert for two combined rehearsals as well as a rehearsal with the orchestra all led by Malfatti.

Carnegie Hall is the most famous concert hall in the United States and one of the most famous halls in the world. Nearly every major classical music artist of repute from the last 100 plus years has performed there. This recent performance was the second time Malfatti and students from the UE choral program have been invited to perform on the storied stage of Carnegie Hall, having performed a similar concert in 2011.
 

Athletics

* Benefit event to be held in honor of Bailey George

The loss of University of Evansville runner Bailey George from cancer earlier this year had such an impact on the Purple Aces program and the Evansville community. Head coach Don Walters is going to make sure that her memory will continue to live on as he has announced the formation of the Bailey George Memorial 5K Walk/Run.

Set for August 6, the race will take place at the Angel Mounds Cross Country Course in Evansville at 9:00 a.m. The course was the sight of the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Championships. It will be a non-timed event, but a clock will be placed at the finish line for participants to view their times. A 400-meter children’s event will also take place that day.

Cost of entry is just $15 with proceeds going to the Bailey George Scholarship Fund. Donations are also welcome. All participants will receive a commemorative medal.

“What happened to Bailey is just tragic. For someone to be taken so young, it touches everyone,” Walters said. “The only way that we can remember things is to put them out there and deal with it. When we do that, we make things better. We know that Bailey is in a great place and she is watching over us. We hope that we get able to get great a lot of community support and put on a great event in Bailey’s honor.”

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ups will also be accepted.

For more information, please contact Coach Walters at coachdw2000@aol.com.

* Second Men's Basketball Day Camp set for next week

Beginning on Monday, June 27, the University of Evansville Men's Basketball team will host its second Day Camp of the summer, which goes from Monday through Thursday.

Campers will have three options for the camp. They may attend for the full day (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) or just the morning (9:00 a.m.-noon) or afternoon sessions (1:00-4:00 p.m.).

The camp is for students in grades 1-12 and campers will focus on individual skill development, contests along with 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games. All campers also receive a t-shirt and basketball. Those who choose to participate in the full day camp will also receive lunch on all four days.

Cost for the full day camp is $225 for the four days while the cost to do either a morning or afternoon session is $105.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday and walk-ups are welcome.
For more information or to sign up, contact Kavon Lacey at 812-488-2757 or at kl82@evansville.edu

* Allie Arguello earns MVC postgraduate scholarship

University of Evansville Women’s Soccer player Alexandra Arguello has been named a 2016 Missouri Valley Conference postgraduate scholarship winner. The Missouri Valley Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives Committee voted to award postgraduate scholarships to four student-athletes, due to their exemplary academic and athletic performances. Each will receive a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship from the Conference.

Arguello, a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, earned a spot on the 2015 MVC All-Tournament Team and was also named a Second Team All-Conference player in 2015. She played in 18 matches and tied for second on the squad with seven points while also tying for the team high with three goals. Arguello notched 32 shots (second on the team) and netted a penalty kick for the game winner in a 1-0 win over Missouri State. She earned the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award in each of the last three years and is also a 4-time MVC Honor Roll member. Arguello completed her undergraduate degree at Evansville with a 3.94 GPA in Biology and was a President's Council Academic Excellence Award winner this spring. She is pursuing a Doctor of Allopathic Medicine degree and plans to attend the University of Nevada.

“I am very happy for Allie to be able to be rewarded for all of the hard work she has put in to her academics and athletics,” head coach Krista McKendree said. “She has exemplified what you would want a student-athlete to be and deserves all of the accolades she has received because of that.”

To be eligible for consideration, recipients must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.40, participated with distinction in a Missouri Valley Conference championship sport for at least two seasons at the nominating institution and must graduate from their institutions within 18 months following selection at the spring meetings of the Faculty Athletics Representative Committee.

Also, the recipients must be accepted for postgraduate studies at an institution of higher learning at the time of receipt of the scholarship. And, the recipients must have completed eligibility for participation in intercollegiate athletics in the academic year in which nominated.

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