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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Upcoming Events

* Reception for Barbara Pieroni

Please join us in the reception area of the Office of Study Abroad from 1:00-2:30 p.m. today to thank Barbara Pieroni for all her years of service and wish her all the best in her new adventures. (The Office of Study Abroad is located in Room 260 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.)

* UE Night at the Otters: alumni, parents, students, and employees welcome

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is sponsoring UE Night at the Otters on Thursday, August 4. A pre-game picnic will take place in the right field picnic area beginning at 5:30 p.m. Then the Otters will take on the Washington Wild Things at 6:35 p.m. Cost is $5 per person for a game ticket and picnic meal. Register online here

Questions? Contact alumni@evansville.edu or ext. 2586.

Info You Should Know

* Accounts payable will not issue checks the week of August 1

There will not be a check run processed from accounts payable the week of August 1. Please plan accordingly. Questions can be directed to Sam Fulkerson at sf127@evansville.edu.

* Crescent Magazine columnist positions

Crescent Magazine is looking for two students who would like to be columnists for the 2016-17 academic year, specifically as the diversity columnist and the faith and religion columnist. These are one hour academic credit experiences, and you must be at least a sophomore to apply. If interested, e-mail Tracy Maurer at tm2@evansville.edu for more information.

* Final Thursday afternoon golf outing!

The last golf outing for this summer will be on Thursday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. at Frendrich. We hope that everyone can come 15 minutes early because there will be attendance gifts that will be handed out to each participant prior to our tee time. You can reserve your tee time by calling Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising at 812-488-2605, or by e-mailing her at dk26@evanville.edu. A rain date will be on August 4 if there is bad weather on July 28.

* Ladies in Pink video auditions

Want to be a part of the sharpest looking group on UE's campus? Is a capella your forte? Beat the competition. Submit a 1:30-2:00 minute video of your singing and/or beatboxing abilities (without any instruments) to ladiesinpinkacapella@gmail.com by August 12 for consideration. We won't give the puns a rest until you do!

* Looking for some help during the fall book rush

The UE Bookstore is looking for individuals to help in the store for approximately two weeks during fall book rush. Activities include operating the register and stocking textbooks. If anyone is interested or knows of anyone who is looking for a little extra cash, please contact the Bookstore. 

* July Pcard cycle ending

The July Pcard cycle, which began on June 22, ended on July 23. As of July 23, cardholders may schedule and run the July cycle report. July transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until July 28. On July 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 July cycle.

Harlaxton Happenings

* David Green publishes book

David Green, senior lecturer in British Studies and history at Harlaxton College, is the co-editor of a new collection, The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453, which was launched at the recent Harlaxton Medieval Symposium.

Athletics

* UE Volleyball earns AVCA Team Academic Award

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced that 764 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2015-16 season. This number breaks the previous year's total of 757 to set an all-time high.

Earning the honor with a cumulative team GPA of 3.474 during the 2015-16 school year was the University of Evansville. Nine members of last year’s team recorded a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

“We are excited to see that our high emphasis on academics continues to provide results. It demonstrates that regardless of people's background, major, or country/language of origin, student-athletes can succeed at UE if they put up the work,” Purple Aces head coach Manolo Concepcion said.

Concepcion added that “There is a solid support system around each player to make sure that failure is not an option; a monitoring system that helps them maximize their potential. We are grateful for the dedication and work ethic of our team, and look forward towards continuing to focus on developing time management skills, effective study habits, and personal responsibility through a Guided-Discovery process that will help them self-discover the power of knowing how to learn in and off the court.”

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

"Congratulations to the coaches and institutions that won the 2016 AVCA Team Academic Award,” said AVCA executive director Kathy DeBoer. "It is no accident that a volleyball coaches association recognizes academic excellence as a team, rather than an individual, achievement. Players influence each other, both in execution on the court and discipline in the classroom.”

The AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players, and coaches honored. Since the 2000-01 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but two, while amassing a 477 team increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 764.

Over 1,000 different schools have earned the award in the program's 24-year history, with exactly 7,642 awards been given out in total.
 

* Will Knights earns All-America Scholar

Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for Divisions I and II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A total of 212 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 12 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 41 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

For the second time in as many years, Purple Aces senior Will Knights garnered the honor. He wrapped up a great career at the University of Evansville with a GPA of 3.81 as a marketing major. On the course, he got the job done once again. Knights finished his senior campaign with a 75.96 stroke average.

In the Butler Invitational last fall, Knights had the lowest round of his career, posting a 67 on his way to a tie for seventeenth place. His top finish of the year came at the Don Benbow Invitational in March as he tied for sixth place out of 47 golfers.
 

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