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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Upcoming Events

* Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series: Dialogue on Race

This summer the Office of Diversity Initiatives will offer one-hour sessions that will provide interactive dialogue to allow campus participants to think and discuss about how to re-think everything you ever knew about race.

The sessions will provide solution-oriented steps and strategies as well as resources for participants.

Participants must RSVP to lw161@evansville.edu by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the week of the session. Upcoming sessions are planned for July 18, August 1 and August 8.

Sessions are intended for any campus members and friends (i.e., faculty, staff, students, alumni or administrators). Anyone attending all of the sessions will be given a certificate of completion of Diversity and Inclusion at UE at the end of the summer sessions.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams lw161@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* UE welcomes new director of clinical outreach

Kim Moors HeadshotUE welcomes Kim Moors, PTA, as the new director of clinical outreach. Kim’s responsibilities include outreach to clinical sites and external representation for both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville’s Physical Therapist Assistant program and earned a BS in Health Services from the University of Southern Indiana. Kim has worked in the clinical setting for ProRehab, PC and ProRehab@Home in Evansville and has taught as an adjunct instructor in the UE PTA program. Kim has also worked for Functional Movement Systems, Inc. as the clinical implementation coordinator for the Move2Perform systematic injury prevention software. She is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and has held the APTA Advanced Proficiency Recognition for PTAs. Kim is active in the Evansville community as a volunteer for several community health initiatives, is a volunteer staff member at St. Benedict Cathedral, and is a 2017 recipient of the United Neighborhoods of Evansville Sparkplug award.

Submitted by Jennifer Simon js698@evansville.edu

* University of Evansville to offer Master of Science in Leadership

The University of Evansville has announced that it will launch a new Master of Science in Leadership program this fall. The two-year hybrid program, combining periodic on-campus weekend instruction with online instruction, provides an opportunity for working professionals to grow and advance in leadership skills that are pivotal to success in today’s dynamic work environments.

The 36-credit-hour program will develop innovative and visionary leaders who will be prepared to take their organizations to the next level. The program offers a focused core curriculum in the foundations of leadership but allows the opportunity for students to select a specific concentration area. Current concentration areas focus on higher education, nonprofit leadership, and public health.

“The curriculum allows students to set individualized leadership development goals and to achieve them through the knowledge, skills, insights, and experience they gain as a part of the program,” says Jill Griffin, UE’s faculty program director. “Developing and honing skills in teamwork, communication, cultural competence, visioning, innovation, and change management, our graduates will be prepared for the complexities of leadership in today’s dynamic workplaces.” 

The hybrid cohort program offers competitive pricing for adult learners at $525 per credit hour. Applications are now being accepted for a Fall 2018 start for those individuals looking to gain knowledge and the skillsets necessary to grow personally and professionally. 

“The hybrid format will provide the flexibility for our working adults to advance their careers while still maintaining a good work-life balance,” says Lindsay Roberts, UE director of adult education. “The students will be on campus for instruction on pre-scheduled Saturdays and will also complete online learning components.”

For more information about the innovative curriculum or application details, please contact the Center for Adult Education at 812-488-2981 or cae@evansville.edu

* Sister of Providence with ties to Newman Center celebrates Jubilee

A Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, who has ties to the University of Evansville, is celebrating her 50th Jubilee this year.

Sister Mary Joanne (Jody) O’Neil is a native of Indianapolis. Currently, she ministers as the artist in residence for the Sisters of Providence.

Sister Jody entered the Congregation on Jan. 3, 1969, from Holy Spirit, Indianapolis. She professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1980. She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in art education. She also earned a master’s degree in religious studies from Mundelein College.

Sister Jody ministered as the director of the Newman Center and Campus Ministry at the University of Evansville from 1989-94. She has also ministered in other locations in Indiana as well as Illinois and Ohio.

* Now accepting reservations for the library's display cases

Looking for a highly visible space to show off what is happening in your area of campus? The library has the perfect place for you! The library has two display cases with great views and are available all year. The 2018-19 schedule is currently open for reservations. If you are interested in taking advantage of the space, call Julie Wilson at 812-488-1062 or e-mail her at jw223@evansville.edu with your preferred dates.

Submitted by Julie Wilson jw223@evansville.edu

* Thursday afternoon golf outings

The employees at the University of Evansville are again invited to play golf on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at Fendrich golf course. Please make a tee time by contacting Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising by 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays at dk26@evansville.edu or 812-488-2605. 

Submitted by Debbie Kassenbrock dk26@evansville.edu 

Congratulations

* Maass presents research at international conference

Richard Maass, assistant professor of political science, presented research at the international "Space, Society, Politics" conference at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on June 21. Maass's presentation included research from his book, Annexation: How Democracy and Xenophobia Limited U.S. Territorial Expansion, which is forthcoming from Cornell University Press. 

* Baines gives paper at Antwerp Joyce Conference

Robert Baines, assistant professor of English, gave a paper on June 12 at the XXVI International James Joyce Symposium at the University of Antwerp. The paper was titled “‘This oldworld epistola’: Vico and the Letter in Finnegans Wake I.5.” On the same day, Baines also chaired a panel titled “The Feminine Voice in Late Ulysses and the Wake.” 

* Kate Brown Wins $500 Student Manager Scholarship

Kate Brown, a senior baseball student manager from Indianapolis, has won a $500 Student Manager scholarship from The Athletic Equipment Managers Association. The scholarship was announced at the AEMA national convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 5. Kate is the 35th University of Evansville Student Manager scholarship winner in the last 20 years, more than any other university or college in the United States and Canada.

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