University of Evansville

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Friday, August 12, 2016

* Fall Conference 2016 today

The University of Evansville Fall Conference is today, Tuesday, August 16. A dessert reception will welcome everyone back to campus in the Matt Williams Lobby of Hyde Hall at 12:30 p.m. The Fall Conference begins at 1:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre. The Family Picnic completes the day starting at 4:30 p.m.

* Fall Conference concurrent sessions

Fall Conference concurrent sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 17. All UE employees are encouraged to attend the session “Run, Hide, Fight – Preparing for an Active Shooter scenario” in Shanklin Theatre at 8:00 a.m. Sessions continue in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 10:00 a.m. A complete list of sessions can be found here.

* Re-investment and Innovation Fund proposal date approaching

The fourth and final round of proposals for funding from the Re-investment and Innovation Fund are due September 1. Please go here for submission forms and details.  


Info You Should Know

* Delay in parking permits sales

Parking permits will be delayed due to production problems. We are working with the vendor to expedite the process to shorten the delay. We will notify everyone when the permits are available for sale.

* 2016 faculty scholarship display

The Libraries are hosting a faculty scholarship display from January 16 - 29. Faculty are encouraged to contribute scholarship to the display, such as articles, books, book chapters, essays, creative works, etc. Works produced or published from August 2015 until July 2016 are eligible for inclusion in the display. Please send items to the attention of Meg Atwater-Singer by September 20. You can contact her at ext. 2487 or

The Libraries will host a reception honoring faculty in the future, although the date and time haven’t been finalized.

* President's Club car parking decals

The President’s Club car parking decals for 2016-17 are in! The Office of Development will be hand-delivering decals to those who qualify at the President’s Club level on campus this week. Thank you for your continued support of our University. If you are interested in joining the President’s Club, please contact Jennifer Jacobs at or ext. 2021.

* Director of accreditation and assessment appointed

Mark Valenzuela, associate professor of engineering, has been appointed the director of accreditation and assessment of the University of Evansville. Valenzuela will oversee the University’s assessment initiatives, including the assessment of general education, and will serve as the liaison to the Higher Learning Commission.

* CAE director appointed

Lindsay Roberts has been appointed the director of the Center for Adult Education. She replaces Kristie Byrns, who resigned as the center director in July.



* UE represented at physical therapy IV STEP Conference at Ohio State University

UE Physical Therapy professors Tink Martin and Ling-Yin Liang, along with adjunct faculty and neurologic and pediatric clinic specialists Maghan Bretz and Dawn Welborn-Mabrey, recently attended the IV STEP conference at Ohio State University. 

STEP conferences are held every 10 years and are supported by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

The theme of this year’s conference was Prevention/Prediction/Plasticity/and Participation. 

The conference brought together an elite group of scholars and included presentations by UE PT alums Jennifer Moore and Jill Campbell Steward. Moore’s presentation was titled “The Future Is Now: Innovation of Physical Therapy through Knowledge Translation.” Stewart’s presentation was titled “Individualizing Rehabilitation after Stroke: Role of Genetic Variation.”


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