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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Davide Galbusera presents I-House Italy

Davide Galbusera is an exchange student from Italy. He is majoring in international relations. His favorite part of UE is that it a small community with small classes. Davide likes to DJ and is very interested in soccer. He will be sharing more about himself, his country, and culture at I-House Italy tonight on the second floor of Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m.

Venace Italy

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Community Service Panel

Join us at the Newman House today - Wednesday, September 26 - at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner and Discussion! This week, we will be having a service panel where members of the community will talk about different service opportunities near campus! All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Lunch Charlas today

Wanting to practice your Spanish? Join assistant professor of Spanish Edward Curran and associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo for lunch, and chat about different topics in Spanish: Wednesdays from noon-1:00 p.m. in the Starbuck’s café area in Ridgway University Center. All levels of Spanish welcome. Lunch Charlas is today - Wednesday, September 26. Please contact Professor Rodríguez Quevedo at if you have any questions. ¡Ahí nos vemos!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* Hablando y cocinando

Want to practice informal Spanish? Come and make Colombian arepas with associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo today - Wednesday, September 26 - from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Diversity Resource Center at 436 Weinbach Avenue. All levels of Spanish welcome. Please contact Professor Rodríguez Quevedo at if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

* A VERY short sale at the UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% OFF of all ladies and men’s short purchases from Monday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 26. This includes all brands including NIKE, Under Armour, Champion and others. Items already marked down are excluded from this discount. Stop by and look around!

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Graduate school fair today

The Graduate School Fair is today - Wednesday, September 26 - from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center

Registered schools:

  • Campbellsville University
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services and School of Information Technology (CECH) with the University of Cincinnati (UC)
  • Graduate Accounting Programs (GAP), Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Indiana Tech
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • Indiana University School of Social Work
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, MBA program & MA in Mental Health Counseling
  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • IU School of Medicine, Biomedical Science Graduate Programs
  • Murray State University
  • Southern Illinois University Law
  • The New School
  • University of Evansville College of Education and Health Sciences
  • University of Evansville Department of Physician Assistant Science
  • University of Illinois College of Business
  • University of Indianapolis MBA program
  • University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work, MSSW Program
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Western Kentucky University

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* UE Theatre begins 2018–19 season with "Iphigenia and Other Daughters"

The University of Evansville Theatre proudly presents its first production of the season, Ellen McLaughlin’s Iphigenia and Other Daughters, adapted from the plays Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris, by Euripides, and the play Electra, by Sophocles. Iphigenia and Other Daughters is a provocative and daring tale about the roles women assume in the vicious cycle of vengeance and violence. This production opened Friday, September 21 in the May Studio Theatre. There is one more performance - today, September 27 -  at 7:30 p.m.

Professor of Theatre Diane Brewer directs Iphigenia and Other Daughters. Department Chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Assistant Professor of Theatre Sarah J. Smith is the costume designer; Meaghan Stanley, a junior from Middlebury, Vt., is the lighting designer; Matt McDonald, a senior from Carmel, Ind., serves as the sound designer; Cassy Spaduzzi, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, is the dramaturg, Assistant Professor Janel Miley serves as the Vocal Coach; Lauren Ward, a sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas, is the stage manager; and Mason Wilhite, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, serves as the technical director.

The cast features first-year student Kayleigh Doyle from McKinney, Texas, as Iphigenia; senior Madeline Easley from Overland Park, Kan., as Clytemnestra; senior Amanda Suggs from Cedar Park, Texas, as Chrysothemis; sophomore Fiona Peterson-Quinn from Lincoln, Ind., as Electra; junior Alexander James Hunter from Conifer, Colo., as Orestes; and Chorus members include first-year students Liv Campbell from Kingwood, Texas, Cassandra Dunn from Brattleboro, Vt., Bailey Lomax from Sellersburg, Ind., Stephanie Voteau from St. Louis, Mo., and Kelly Walsh from Hollywood, Fla.

Ticket prices are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

* The Diversi-Tea Series on Wednesday nights

Join us for an open discussion on various topics of diversity, while we sip some tea. Discussions will happen each week on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in Powell Residence Hall.

Topics include: race, sexual and gender expression, mental health, and sexism and stereotypes.

Submitted by Kayla Penister


Upcoming Events

* Mindfulness Service in Neu Chapel: Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

Neu Chapel's 9:00 p.m. #StillWokeUE service has been described as "the most beautiful 25 minutes on campus!" Filled with rich poetry, guided meditation, beautiful music led by a string orchestra, and candle lighting, this prayer and mindfulness service is not your average church service. But it is an ideal way to prepare yourself for a new week. All are invited and welcome to attend and participate in this meaningful experience.

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* University Worship asks, "Is God in control of everything?"

This Sunday at 9:00 a.m., the Neu Chapel community will continue its #MixedMessages sermon series as we consider the question, "Is God really in control of everything?" Is God some sort of divine micromanager who has a plan for everything? Does everything really happen for a reason? Join us as we consider these important questions together! You won't want to miss it!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* Lecture on "Higher Education: America's Troubled Dream Machine"

Retired University of Southern Indiana president Linda Bennett, PhD, will give the Stephens-Otterson Lecture at Trinity United Methodist Church on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. She will be discussing “Higher Education:  America’s Troubled Dream Machine.” All those interested in this topic are invited to attend. The church is located at 216 SE Third Street in Evansville.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bartelt, UE associate professor emerita, at

Submitted by Kathryn R. Bartelt

* Neu Chapel Forum: "Starting a New Reformation," Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

Over 500 years ago, Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation, and as a result, global Christianity has never been the same. But since its inception, Christianity has undergone many different reformations. The Neu Chapel community believes the time has come for the Christian Church to undergo a new reformation in our day. In this week's Neu Chapel Forum, we will be discussing what this new reformation might look like. All are welcome to join as we meet this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Class of 59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Donate blood!

Donate blood with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, October 16 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 pm. It will be on campus in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

You can sign up now - look for the red and white posters around campus and use the QR code to get to the sign up website. You can check out Newman's instagram @ue_newman for the QR code as well.

If you can't donate, keep an eye out for opportunities to help with organization and advertising as well!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* SIAM speaker Amanda Kerr

Does the ownership of time-saving household appliances have a positive impact on children’s outcomes? Do female inheritance rights impact the educational achievement and labor force participation of children?

These are the questions that will be addressed as assistant professor of economics Amanda Kerr kicks off the semester for SIAM's math speakers.

It will be on Thursday, September 27 in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science at noon. Pizza and drinks will be provided!

Submitted by Stephanie Scholz 

* World renowned violinist Tessa Lark visits UE today

Today - Friday, September 28 - the Evansville community is invited to meet world renowned violinist Tessa Lark at an informal session at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Music and Art on the University of Evansville campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Lark will be performing with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Theater. She will be performing Beethoven's Romance in F Major, Sarasate Zigeunerweisen as well as Love Letter, written by her fiancé, Michael Thurber, that displays her versatility in diverse genres such as bluegrass, hip-hop, jazz, African and rock. Tessa is one of the fastest rising young violinists on the concert scene today.

Lark is recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Silver Medalist in the 9th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition. She is also the recipient of a career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2014.

For more information, contact Carol Dallinger, professor of violin in the Department of Music, at or 812-488-2229.

Submitted by James Sullivan 

* This Week in Music: Family Weekend Concert and Debussy Festival

Family Weekend Concert
Saturday, September 29, 5:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, East Terrace Lawn

During this year’s Family Weekend, the music department will present a special concert featuring University Choir, UE Symphony Orchestra, and UE Wind Ensemble. The concert will take place Saturday, September 29, at 5:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn of Ridgway University Center.

University Choir, under the direction of Dennis Malfatti, will kick off the concert with arrangements of Just as the Tide Was Flowing and I’ll Fly Away. Chun-Ming Chen will then direct the UE Symphony Orchestra in a performance of selections from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. The UE Wind Ensemble, directed by Kenneth Steinsultz, will conclude the program with Candide Suite by Leonard Bernstein and The Purple Carnival by Harry Alford. The concert is free and open to the public.

For complete program information, please visit the music department concert calendar.

Debussy100 Music Festival
Sunday, September 30-Tuesday, October 2

From Sunday, September 30 through Tuesday, October 2, The University of Evansville will hold a music festival entitled Debussy100, in honor of the 100 years since the death of French composer Claude Debussy. UE will welcome two guest pianists - Paulina Zamora from the University of Chile and Catherine Kautsky from Lawrence University in Wisconsin.

Zamora is an internationally renowned pianist who recently recorded all of Debussy’s 12 Études, and will perform a selection of them at her recital.

Kautsky is a prominent Debussy scholar who recently published a book entitled Debussy’s Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque. In addition to playing a recital, Kautsky will be available to sell and autograph her book. Debussy100 will also feature two masterclasses, a lecture, and a student recital, and will conclude with a Tuesday evening concert by UE faculty. In total, 18 college and pre-college students will participate, along with 15 professional musicians. Admission to all events is free and the public is warmly invited. A complete schedule is available here.

Department Contact: Garnet Ungar, professor of music, University of Evansville, 812-488-2228,

Submitted by James Sullivan 

* Family Weekend Sale at the UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore will have extended hours during Family Weekend (September 28-30) and will offer 15% OFF of all clothing and gifts purchases. Hours will be Friday, September 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and a couple of hours – noon to 2:00 p.m. - on Sunday, September 30. Look for some special clearance items as well.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Coffee & Careers tomorrow

Come for free coffee and an informal career chat with alumni and friends of the University tomorrow - Thursday, September 27 - from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Phillips Study Alcove (across from WUEV in Ridgway University Center) Learn about their journey to their current job and the skills needed for career success.

Tomorrow's focus is on careers ethics, social change, sustainability, and non-profits.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald 

* Memoirist Kelly Sundberg speaking at today's Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Author Kelly Sundberg will read from her work at the University of Evansville Creative Writing Department’s Coffee Hour today - September 28. The reading will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery at UE. Sundberg will be reading from her memoir, Goodbye, Sweet Girl, which was published in June 2018. This event is free and open to the public.

Sundburg’s essays have appeared in Guernica, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, Slice Magazine, and others.

Her essay "It Will Look Like a Sunset" was selected for inclusion in Best American Essays 2015, and more of her essays have been listed as notables in the same series.

Sundberg has a PhD in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University. She has been the recipient of fellowships or grants from Vermont Studio Center, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Dickinson House, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact Paul Bone at

* Azzip Giveback for National Society of Leadership and Success

On November 13, the National Society of Leadership and Success will be hosting an Azzip giveback on Green River Road. This flyer or the name of the organization must be presented at the time of check out. Please come support a great cause!

Submitted by Summer El-Khodary

* Join in praying the Rosary this Thursday!

Austin Hopf and Sister Catherine will be leading a Rosary Prayer Group this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 264 in the library. All are welcome to join!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Trailblazing Astronaut Eileen Collins to Speak at UE's Snyder Lecture on October 17

Trailblazing astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command an American spacecraft, will be the guest speaker for the University of Evansville’s Patricia H. Snyder Lecture in October. The lecture is planned for Wednesday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, on UE’s campus. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Snyder family.

One of America’s most admired women, Col. Collins became the first female to pilot a US spacecraft with the Discovery shuttle flight in 1995, and the first female commander on the 1999 Columbia shuttle flight. In 2005, NASA tapped her to command the space shuttle Discovery’s historic “Return to Flight” mission, NASA’s first manned flight following the loss of space shuttle Columbia in 2003. While logging 872 hours in space, Collins earned a reputation for coolness under pressure.

Collins will discuss how her career as an astronaut took shape, from her early years in the US Air Force to her ground-breaking experience with NASA. Drawing from her career experiences, she will share valuable insights learned from both her successes and her failures. She will also provide insight into the future of space travel as the world turns to exciting new space frontiers.

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Reservations are encouraged, but a ticket is not required to enter. Save your seat online here.

* Crescent Magazine informational meeting

We're looking for writers, photographers, editors and designers to publish the award-winning Crescent magazine next spring! The Crescent is written and designed by students, for students. Learn how you can earn college credit - and even compensation - by becoming a part of our team.

Our informational meeting is at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 at Student Publications, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Pizza will be provided to those in attendance.

Please RSVP to

Submitted by Tim Young

* UE Community invited to Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival

Lincolnshire Front Door Festival Poster. Same text appears in article.The Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival will take place on Sunday. September 30 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. This close-by neighborhood (College Hwy, S. Willow Road right off of Lincoln Ave) festival will feature live music and food by Pizza Revolution and others. The event is FREE and open to the public, including the entire UE community.

Come by and experience LIVE music and good food in a historic neighborhood. This event is made possible by the United Neighborhoods of Evansville, Greater Lincolnshire Neighborhood Association, and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

For more information, you may contact Timothy Zifer at or ext. 2878.

Submitted by Tim Zifer

* Webelos Engineering Pin Day 2018

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host Webelos Engineering Pin Day on Saturday, October 27. Workshops with activity stations will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Registration is limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or October 18.

Registration details are available at

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins at, telephone: 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins


Info You Should Know

* Appear in ProRehab's promotional video!

ProRehab will be filming its promotional video for basketball season this Friday, September 28 in Carson Center. Food and drinks will be provided. If interested, contact Graham Matthews at

Submitted by Graham Matthews

* Male practice players and walk-on tryouts

We are looking for male practice players and walk-ons for the women’s basketball 2018-19 season. You must be a full-time undergraduate student, you must have previous basketball experience, and you must be available for practice. Please contact Kaitlynn Pacholke at for more information.

Submitted by Kaitlynn Pacholke

* Pop-Up Ticket Office

Come by the UE Theatre “Pop-Up Ticket Office” table in Ridgway University Center from noon-2:00 p.m. until Friday, September 28, this week! All UE students may obtain one free ticket for the May Studio production of Iphigenia and Other Daughters with a valid UE ID the day of the performance they would like to attend. In addition, the main ticket office will remain open in its normal location of the Matt Williams Lobby in Shanklin Theatre throughout the process of the reconstruction of Hyde Hall. The main ticket office hours are Monday through Friday, noon-5:00 p.m., and open on weekends of performances from noon to intermission of that show’s performance.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden 

* UE Shepard Brass performs at Moores Hill

The UE Shepard Brass performed in Carnegie Hall in Moores Hill, Indiana, on Saturday September 22 for Moores Hill’s Bicentennial Celebration. UE was invited to participate in the celebration since Moores Hill College was moved to Evansville in 1919 and became Evansville College. Members of Shepard Brass include Timothy Zifer, Kevin Wilson, Emily Britton, Kenneth Steinsultz, Joshua Britton, and Ross Erickson.

UE Shepard Brass performing on stage

* Week 2 in the Habitat House that UE Built!

Week two saw a large group of Aces raising walls on home 499! A group of students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni came out to 304 S Bedford to work on raising walls and constructing walls. The rain shortened the day, but not the enthusiasm!

There is a lot more work to be done on the UE built house. We need volunteers every Saturday through October. No experience necessary, just an open heart and open mind! Come out and learn some new skills and make some new friends.

You can sign up to help on UEngage or e-mail for more information.

\Submitted by Holly Carter

* This Week from the Harlaxton Office …

This is a continuation of the new weekly AceNotes updates from the Harlaxton office to keep the UE community informed about what we are up to, where we are traveling to promote Harlaxton, and what is going on with our favorite British manor house, so continue to check with us here each week to see what the US Harlaxton team is up to!

The travel continues this week to Harlaxton partner schools. Kaylynn Carver, Harlaxton advisor, will be at Virginia Wesleyan University representing Harlaxton at the school’s study abroad fair on Tuesday, September 25. Holly Carter, director of Harlaxton College programs, and David Green, senior lecturer in British studies at Harlaxton College, will travel to the Indianapolis area for two visits this week as well. On Tuesday, September 25, they will participate in the study abroad fair and dinner at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, then will visit Rose Hulman College, a new partner in Terre Haute interested in Harlaxton’s potential for engineers, on Wednesday, September 26.

Before his travels with Carter to fairs this week, David Green will bid the UE campus goodbye on Monday, September 24 at a reception scheduled in the Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 2:00-4:00 p.m. He will return to the UK to continue his sabbatical and research at the end of this week.

On campus, orientation classes for the UE Harlaxton Spring 2019 class continue this week. The spring class as a whole is shaping up well; there are currently 152 students total on the list. Applications for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and even Spring 2020 are open for students, and faculty applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are open on our website as well!

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver

* Apply to be an RA!

The Office of Residence Life is currently accepting applications for resident assistants for the Spring 2019 semester. You can find RA applications on UEngage under Forms or by using this link. Applications are due by October 23 at 11:59 p.m. and applicant interviews will take place October 29-November 1.

Please contact Megan King at, Karyssa Vasquez at, or Darrion Culler at with any questions you may have.

Submitted by Megan King

* Do you play bridge? Interested in learning how?

If you're a bridge player looking for a game or you want to learn how to play bridge, contact Melba Patberg, emerita faculty member, at

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault

* Still need a textbook?

The UE Bookstore will be starting the return process of unsold textbooks soon. If you still need a text, please stop in the bookstore at your earliest opportunity. We will be returning used books first. If you'd like us to save a copy for you, please let us know so that it will be available to you later. If you have any questions, please contact the Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* NSLS general meeting for current inducted members and those going through induction

National Society of Leadership and Success would like to invite inducted members and members going through the induction process to join us in our first general meeting. We will be talking about further ways to get involved such as community service events so please come join us.

Submitted by Summer El-Khodary

* TRACES mentors needed

TRACES (Transitional Resources to Achieve Career and Educational Success) is a new collaborative program for EVSC students with disabilities to transition into the work force after graduation. We are looking for mentors to help make this a positive experience. The application to become a mentor can be found here. For more information, e-mail

Submitted by Mary Lombardo-Graves 

* Apply for graduation

Attention juniors and seniors! Please make sure that you apply for graduation on MyUE Self-Service. Contact the Office of the Registrar at with any questions.

Submitted by Ashley Nels 

* Spring housing cancellation deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is October 5. Stop by the residence life office to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the spring semester if you will be:

  • Attending Harlaxton or studying abroad
  • In an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
  • Moving into a fraternity house
  • Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website -

Submitted by Brian Conner 

* UE Homecoming Royalty 2018 nominations

During Homecoming Weekend, we plan to recognize our UE Homecoming Royalty 2018. To be eligible, students must be a full time student and member of the senior class. Nominations may be made by anyone on campus, either a student organization, group of friends, team, roommates, etc.

Please complete this nomination form by Monday, October 1. 

UE Homecoming Royalty finalists will be announced at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn. The top eight individuals with the most votes will be announced and asked to join us at the Men’s Soccer game on Saturday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

At halftime, the finalists will be announced to the crowd and the two individuals with the most votes will be named our UE Homecoming Royalty 2018.

Following the game, Homecoming Royalty will then lead the crowd in counting down to the Homecoming Firework Show.

Submitted by Megan King 

* Aces Media Group project application now open!!

Are you or your organization in need of marketing content? Aces Media Group is now accepting project applications! We have a group of incredibly talented and creative UE students who specialize in photography, videography, and graphic design that can create the perfect visual for your marketing campaign.

To fill out the short application, simply search “Aces Media Group” on UEngage, click on the form on our homepage, and submit your information there.

After submitting, a member will contact you to begin work on your project. We are looking forward to working with you! Submit your project needs today!

Submitted by Brea-Anna Mullen

* Now accepting faculty-led study abroad proposal applications

Calling all faculty! Did you know that you have the opportunity at UE to create and lead your own short term program abroad? If you are interested in taking your class global, make sure to fill out a proposal to set up a faculty-led program! Proposal applications can be found on the faculty-led programs page of the study abroad website or in the Study Abroad area on AceLink. We are currently accepting proposals for the 2019-20 academic year.

Proposals are required whether you’ve run a program multiple times or are hoping to set up something brand new. Applications are due by November 1 and decisions on proposals will be given by the beginning of December. Completed proposals can be e-mailed to If you have any questions about the proposal application, please contact Greta Becker at

Submitted by Greta Becker

* CECS to offer UExplore Engineering Program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a UExplore Engineering Program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.

The sessions in the program are October 15, November 5, November 26, January 21, February 18, March 11, April 1, and April 22. All sessions will be from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.

The registration fee for the program is $50. Register online at or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or

Submitted by Kim Higgins



* ICCE Undergraduate Students of the Year Award

Shannon Bryant and Julie WilsonShannon Bryant and Julie Wilson, recent Organizational Leadership graduates, have been awarded with the Indiana Council of Continuing Education Undergraduate Students of the Year Award.

The two were honored with the award for their efforts in and out of the classroom during a conference Indianapolis.

The criteria for the award is as follows:

  • Examples of different institutional definitions include: being at least 25 years of age; having interrupted progress toward an educational objective for a minimum of a three-year period after high school; having combined work (loosely defined: could mean single parenting, etc.) and schooling on a continuous basis for a period of several years.
  • Maintained an academic achievement of a minimum of a “B” average or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have volunteered or provided other service to campus and/or community; involved in leadership role or had a membership in campus organizations; served in student government, nontraditional or adult student groups; and/or tutored other students needing assistance.
  • Retains personal characteristics which have helped the nominee overcome challenges to attend and/or complete an educational objective, e.g. associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree. This criterion should illuminate the effort of nominated students in the light of their achievement and service activities.
  • Graduated within one year of the award.

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