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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

* 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.  


What's Happening Today

* Blessing of the Athletes set for today

The annual Blessing of the Athletes ritual is scheduled for today - Tuesday, August 30 - at 6:00 p.m., in Neu Chapel. Student-athletes, coaches, and athletic staff are invited! University faculty, administrators, and staff are invited to attend and may sit in the Neu Chapel gallery (upstairs loft).


Upcoming Events

* Orr Fellowship recruitment on Thursday

The Orr Fellowship is a competitive two-year employment opportunity that matches students with high growth companies in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students of all majors with a 3.5 GPA (or 3.2 with considerable leadership experience) are eligible to apply for this full-time postgraduate experience.

Interested students are invited to attend an information lunch session on Thursday, September 1, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 272 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. RSVP to Emily Fiedler at Lunch will be provided.

* UE Leadership Academy information session today

If you are interested in finding out more about what the University of Evansville Leadership Academy is, please join us today - Wednesday, August 31 - from 6:00-6:45 p.m. in Room 68 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. We will have a brief, informative presentation followed by a question and answer session for interested students. Questions? E-mail Kendra Mehling at

* I-House: Ecuador

To start off I-House this semester, Fran Prexl from Ecuador will be singing for us! She is a senior economics major with a concentration in math and a minor in French. She loves to play guitar, read, swim, and of course sing! She loves all her friends here at UE, so you should come and listen to her put on a wonderful performance. It will be Wednesday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Hope to see you all there.


Info You Should Know

* Call for UExplore research proposals

Students, please consider participating in the UExplore Undergraduate Research Program this semester. The deadline for the Fall Semester student-generated proposals is Thursday, September 8. A digital copy (Word or PDF format) and eight paper copies of your proposal are due in the Office of Academic Affairs to Paula Heldt before the end of the business day of the proposal deadline.

Information about the UExplore program and the proposal template can be found on the UExplore website

You can request up to $1,000 for hardware and services to support your proposed research project. Proposals from nearly every department on campus have been funded.

* UE Orchestra calling for string players

Students, staff, faculty members, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. If you play string instrument, come join us!

E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities, at for more information.

* Interested in going Greek?

The Greek life community will be at information tables in Ridgway this week from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-8:00 p.m., to answer questions you might have about going Greek, or to help you get registered for formal sorority recruitment. Just stop by on your way to class and learn more about finding your home away from home!

* Fall 2016 student employment available!

Student employment positions are still available with preference being given to those students with a federal work-study award. Eligibility for federal work study is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA.

Both the student employment application and the student employment positions listing are available on WebAdvisor through the Student tab, under the new Student Employment section. Applications should be directed to the department for which the student is applying. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Catherine Carver at

Two student employment orientation sessions are scheduled this week. If you are planning to work, and you have never worked on campus before, you are required to attend one of these sessions. The sessions will be held in Room 126 in Hyde Hall on Tuesday, August 30, at 11:00 a.m., and Wednesday, August 31, at 3:00 p.m.

You will need to bring either a social security card or birth certificate (original documents) and a driver’s license or student ID, as well as the required payroll forms, completed. The I-9, W4, WH-4, and direct deposit authorization forms can be found on WebAdvisor under the Student Employment section.

Questions about the orientation sessions and the required forms can be directed to

* Fall meal plan changes

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the fall semester until Wednesday, August 31, at 5:00 p.m. The link to request a meal plan change is here

* Free travel to graduate school fairs in Indiana

The first event is an IUPUI Graduate Fair at Indianapolis, planned for September 22. Approximately 90 programs attended this event in 2015

(Some restrictions apply - see CCD website for details.)

UE will provide transportation to the fair. There is a required $20 deposit that will be refundable when you get in the van for the trip. To sign up for a seat in the van and to register with CCD, go here.

Registration for the fair is encouraged, but not required. For more information about this fair and registration, go here.

The second event is the Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo at Purdue University on September 25 and 26. Over 100 programs attended in 2015, including Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, and Duke University.

University restrictions apply - see the CCD website for more information.

UE will provide transportation and overnight accommodations. There is a required $20 deposit that will be refundable when you get in the van to go to the expo.

To sign up for a seat in the van and for hotel accomodations, and register to with CCD, go here. UE registration deadline for this event is September 21.

The third event is the Indiana University Law Day at Bloomington, Indiana, on October 3. In 2015, over 110 law school programs attended this event. This is the largest law school fair in the United States. For more information about the fair, go here.

UE will provide transportation. There is a required $20 deposit that will be refundable when you get in the van for the trip to the event. To sign up for a seat in the van and to register with CCD, go here. The UE registration deadline is September 28,

Please call ext. 1083 or e-mail with any questions.

* University of Evansville Leadership Academy applications now being accepted

Applications are now available to any students interested in applying to become a member of the University of Evansville Leadership Academy. Applications are due by Friday, September 9, at midnight.
The application is available here.

More information about the University of Evansville Leadership Academy can be found on the UE website. Additionally, UELA will have a table at the Organization Fair on September 2.

If you have any further questions, please contact Kendra Mehling at

* Harlaxton Summer 2017 applications now open

Are you planning on attending Harlaxton in the summer of 2017? Applications are now open on our online system. Simply go here and look under Summer Programs.

All applications for Harlaxton are now electronic. Once you have applied, the Harlaxton office will contact you.

For more information please e-mail



* Becker publishes article in Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education

Lora Becker, associate professor of psychology and director of neuroscience and the neuromarketing research center, has had an article published in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. The article is a summary of what has been accomplished in the honors society for neuroscience. To read the article, go here.

* David Unger presents paper at international symposium on mechanics

On August 23, David Unger, professor of mechanical and civil engineering, presented a technical paper at the XXIV International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Montreal, Canada. This symposium is the premier conference in his field and is held only once every four years in a different country around the world. His talk was on stress concentrations due to the presence of a slot cut in a structural plate.


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