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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What's Happening Today

* UE Bookstore sale set for today

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15 percent off all clothing and gift purchases today. Also all holiday ornaments will be 20 percent off during this time. Offer not valid on clearance items. Store hours are 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. both days.

Upcoming Events

* Ronald McDonald House volunteer event

On December 4, the Newman Club will be baking cookies for the Ronald McDonald House. The event will take place at the Newman Center at 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Paige Hignite at ph89@evansville.edu.

* Newman Club Movie Night - December 3

All are welcome to the Newman Center Movie Night on December 3. Join us at 7:00 p.m. for snacks and then stick around for the movies "Inside Out" and "Nicholas: The Boy Who Became Santa." Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu.

* Holiday Art and Crafts Sale is today!

The Department of Art’s annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale is planned for today in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m.

Items for sale may include paintings, pottery, jewelry, soaps, knitted items, greeting cards, purses, bags, and wooden items. All items in the sale are handmade and designed by the artist or craftsman.

This sale is an excellent opportunity to find unique gifts for the holiday.

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at dh196@evansville.edu or 812-488-2043.

Info You Should Know

* Ace Bucks Cyber Monday deal!

Buy $100 Ace Bucks, Get $25 Ace Bucks free! Visit Sodexo’s dining services shop now webpage or the Dining Services Office on November 28. Don't miss out on this one day promotion!

* Christmas donations for children

Graves Hall is collecting new gloves, mittens, socks, hats, and scarves for needy community children grades K-8 this Christmas season. The items can be placed on the Christmas tree in Graves Hall lobby. If you have any questions, please call Pam Young at ext. 2848. Thank you!

* Study abroad survey

Students - do you have five minutes to help the education abroad office? If so, please fill out this survey about where you would like UE to have study abroad programs.

If you are interested in studying abroad somewhere other than Harlaxton, e-mail as760@evansville.edu with any questions you have.

* Volunteer as a Salvation Army bell ringer!

We are proud to announce that the University of Evansville is partnering with the Salvation Army during this holiday season and supporting their bell ringing efforts! We are looking for volunteers to help for two-hour shifts on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at Schunck’s on Washington Avenue in Evansville. Tell your friends as we can host up to four volunteers per shift!

Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 30.

You can view availability of shifts on the Salvation Army’s bell ringer registration page. Enter the Group Code “VolunteerUE” and click on “See Shifts” near the red arrow.

To sign up for shifts, please e-mail Jackie Luedtke at jl295@evansville.edu with your full name, phone number, and shift preferences.

* BRASA now accepting applications for executive board spring 2017

The Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) is looking for candidates for its executive board for Spring 2017. People interested in learning more about Brazil, Brazilian culture, Latin America, and the Portuguese language are encouraged to apply. Members have access to a large network of people and companies both in the US and in Brazil.

The following positions are available:

- Director of finance
- Director of recruitment
- Director of marketing

Positions require commitment of about four hours per week.

Applications are available at the organization's Facebook page.

Further questions can be addressed by e-mailing Arthur Lorente at al224@evansville.edu.

Congratulations

* Jennifer Riedford awarded study abroad scholarship

UE’s study abroad office would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to Jennifer Riedford, who was recently awarded the Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation Scholarship from AIFS to study abroad.

Riedford is a Spanish education major and will be studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain, during the Spring 2017 semester.

She is looking forward to the chance to experience both academic development and personal discovery during her time abroad. One of her main goals is to get a more complete understanding of the Spanish language and everything that comes with it.

“With the language comes the culture, the people, and an entire new way of experiencing life,” said Riedford.

She hopes this experiences culminates in a way that will make her a great Spanish teacher in the future.

Riedford expects her time abroad to be “a defining moment in my academic career, and I plan to take full advantage of the knowledge and experience waiting for me in Salamanca.”

If you’d like to learn more about the study abroad process and how to obtain scholarships, contact the senior study abroad advisor Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu or 812-488-1085.
 

* Psychology alumnus publishes research articles

Anna Maurer-Batjer, a UE alumnus, is the coauthor of a paper titled "Capturing Experiences of Youth With ASD via Photo Exploration Challenges and Resources Becoming an Adult" that was recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Research. She is also a co-author of a paper titled “Reframing Autism: Young Adults with Autism Share Their Strengths Through Photo-Stories,” recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

* Robert Dion speaks to Owensboro Area World Affairs Council

Robert Dion, department chair for Law, Politics, and Society, gave a lecture in Owensboro on Thursday night, entitled, “Post-Election Analysis:  Making Sense of the Changing Electorate.” He was invited to be a part of the ongoing lecture series sponsored by the Owensboro Area World Affairs Council, an organization that describes itself as “committed to empowering citizens to participate in world affairs through dialogue and education, providing information and expertise on current international, political, economic, and social issues, [and] helping people relate their local concerns to global issues.” The talk was held at Owensboro Community and Technical College in Kentucky.

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