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Thursday, October 25, 2018

* Closing of north end of Lot H - Thursday October 25, 5:00 p.m.

All vehicles must be removed from the north end of Lot H by 5:00 p.m. TODAY - Thursday, October 25. All spaces north of the central gate entrance will be reserved for Homecoming events. The lot is scheduled to be reopened on Sunday evening, October 28.

* Active Shooter Drill – Practice "Run" Only!

In response to the Active Shooter Drill, all campus community members are asked to focus solely on the RUN aspect of “Run, Hide, Fight.” regardless of whether the fictitious event affects your specific location.

This means that everyone should vacate their building (simulating the RUN aspect).  

Members of the Evansville Police Department will be stationed throughout the campus to gauge individual responses to the drill, as well as determine how quickly individuals were able to make a decision as to which door to exit based on the information given about the fictional shooter. Once individuals leave a building, they should move away from the building and toward the outer perimeter of the campus but should not leave the campus, move vehicles or travel beyond the Weinbach/Lincoln/Rotherwood/Walnut square. 

Once the drill is over, another AceAlert will be sent with the announcement to resume normal duties. 

The drill will take place sometime between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., between October 29-November 2. The drill will be announced to the campus via Ace Alerts and the new active shooter audio siren will sound through all computers and video monitors signaling there is a threatening event.   

In the spring, we will conduct another active shooter drill - focusing on the HIDE aspect of “Run, Hide, Fight.”

Any questions, please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 812-488-2051.

What's Happening Today

* Neu Chapel Forum discusses "Why is there evil in the world?"

The problem of evil has haunted persons of faith for millennia. Why do we live in a world where evil exists and people experience suffering? In this week’s Neu Chapel Forum, we will discuss the question, “Why is there evil in the world?”

This is not a time where definitive answers are given, but a place where all perspectives and viewpoints are welcome.

Join us in the Class of 59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center today at 8:00 p.m. for a time of great conversation!

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu 

* Stammtisch (German language table)

Sprechen wir Deutsch today - October 25 - from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on the second floor of the library in front of the DVD collection! All levels welcome. For more information, email lp84@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant lp84@evansville.edu

* Free Coffee & Careers event today

Join us today - Thursday, October 25 - from 4:00- 5:00 p.m. in the Phillips Study Alcove (across from WUEV) in Ridgway University Center for free coffee and an informal career chat with alumni and friends of the University. Learn about their journey to their current job and the skills needed for career success.

This month's focus is on careers in parks, museums, and historical preservation.

Professionals attending:

  • Levy Schroeder, Wesselman Nature Society
  • Amber Gowen, Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office
  • Kaman Hillenburg, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science
  • Mike Linderman, Angel Mounds State Historic Site
  • Ashley Jordan, Evansville African American Museum
  • Andrew Schade, USS LST Ship Memorial

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* "Paris in Shock" - French sociologist Gerome Truc discusses terrorism

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures is proud to invite you to the lecture: “Paris in Shock: The Social Response to the 2015 terrorist attacks" by French sociologist Gérôme Truc. This lecture will take place today - October 25 - at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall (Room 251) in Ridgway University Center. A social gathering (“meet and greet”) with the guest speaker will take place from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building prior to the talk. This event is free and open to the public.

This lecture is made possible with the generous support of and contribution by the University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures; the French Embassy in the United States; and UE’s Department of Law, Politics and Society, Department of History; and Office of Diversity Initiatives.

Truc is a French sociologist, a tenured research fellow at the CNRS and member of the Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique (ISP) in Paris. His work focuses primarily on social reactions to terrorist attacks (9/11, Madrid in 2004, Paris in 2015) and pays particular attention to moral and political sociology. More generally, Truc is interested in "what a society goes through when it is subjected to the ordeal of terrorist attacks" (Truc). His most recent book on that topic is titled Shell Shocked: The Social Response to Terrorist Attacks (Polity, 2018)

For more information, please email assistant professor of French Séverine Bates at sb413@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Séverine Bates sb413@evansville.edu

* UE's Annual Chili Bowl Sale Planned for today

The University of Evansville’s Clay Club will present its annual Chili Bowl Sale TODAY - Thursday, October 25 - from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will be outside Hughes Hall, near the East Terrace Lawn across from Ridgway University Center. The rain location is Eykamp Hall, Room 253, and the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

Chartwells, the food service provider at UE, is co-sponsoring the event and providing chili made by chef Don Brown under the direction of Chris Clay.

For $10, customers can buy a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and fill it with chili. Paper containers will be available for those who prefer not to put chili in their newly purchased bowls. Larger bowls from $15-$50 will also be for sale. Some more artistic larger bowls will be sold at a silent auction as well, ranging in price from $60-$100.

The bowls are being made by members of the Clay Club and other UE students, faculty members, staff, alumni, and members of the community.

Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Potter's Wheel, Inner City Mission. The Clay Club officers chose this organization for their work with educating and feeding the less fortunate in the Evansville Community. The rest of the proceeds will be used by the Clay Club to attend conferences, visit museums and galleries, and host visiting artists.

Todd A. Matteson, Clay Club advisor and UE associate professor of art, noted that “a lot of hard work and long hours go into making the bowls. They are all hand crafted on the potter's wheel from a ball of clay. The artist has to center, form, alter, trim, dry, and then fire them, not once, but twice. The entire process is lengthy, but the outcome is a tremendous success. Most of the bowls have been glazed different from one another, but some of the bowls are glazed similarly, so patrons can have matching sets. Each bowl has its own uniqueness." 

Upcoming Events

* Family of Henrietta Lacks to Speak at UE

The Lacks family will be guests of the University of Evansville’s Honors Program on Monday, October 29 for a presentation and question and answer session in connection with The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot about their matriarch, Henrietta Lacks. The event is from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center and is free and open to the public.

The book is the winner of several awards, including the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Excellence in Science Writing. It was featured on over 60 critics’ best of the year lists. The book was also made into an HBO movie starring Oprah Winfrey.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor, black, tobacco farmer who had cells taken from her in 1951 without her knowledge. The cells became the first immortal human cells grown in the laboratory. Dubbed HeLa, they became one of the most important tools in modern medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta died in 1951 but her cells are still the most widely used in the world. Henrietta’s cells have helped biotech companies make millions, yet her family never benefited from their commercialization. Special guests at the UE event will include David Lacks, Jr. and Alfred Carter, Jr., grandsons of Henrietta Lacks.

The Lacks family’s presentation will put a personal face on such issues as the history of medical experimentation on African Americans, bioethics, legal battles over informed consent, and who controls what we are made of and who should profit from it.

The Lacks family is being brought to the UE campus by UE’s Honors Program, along with support from UE Student Government, Office of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health, and the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series.

* Rock for Riley: British Invasion

You are invited to join Phi Mu Delta Lambda on November 3 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center as we "Hop the Pond to Help the Kids" by raising money for Riley Hospital for Children! Come out to Rock for Riley 2018: British Invasion for a night of amazing lip-synching and dance performances!

Submitted by Kelly Nixon kn94@evansville.edu 

* Habitat for Humanity: Mexico interest meeting

Students now have the chance to spend a part of summer in Mexico helping Habitat for Humanity build homes for families living in poverty. This program offers a unique opportunity for UE students to take the skills and techniques learned in the classroom to better the lives of those in need in Mexico. As you help build a home with a partner family, you will become part of the community you are serving. You will be invited to eat traditional Mexican foods, interact with families within the community you’re helping to improve, explore local sites, and learn about the innovative Habitat model of home ownership that helps us create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

No previous building experience is required for this trip. All you need is an open mind, a good attitude, and a heart for service!

If you are interested in this program, make sure to stop by one of our information meetings to learn more! There will be a meeting on Monday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 173 in the Schroeder School of Business Building and one on Tuesday, October 30 at 12:30 in Room 250 in the Schroeder School of Business Building

Submitted by Greta Becker gb91@evansville.edu

* UE to host State of Indiana Appeals on Wheels on November 1

The University of Evansville will play host to a traveling oral argument before the Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday, November 1. This program, known as Appeals on Wheels, will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. It is free and open to the public.

At this event, an oral argument will be presented for the Case of Ashley D. Reid versus the State of Indiana (18A-CR-00493). The procedure will unfold just as it would for an argument held in the Court’s Statehouse courtroom. A bailiff will call the court into session, robed judges will enter, and lawyers for each party will present arguments to the judges and respond to the judges' questions.

Following the argument, the audience will be invited to participate in a question and answer session with the judges and attorneys.

Please note the following important courtroom etiquette and procedure for Appeals on Wheels

This Oral Argument is a formal process with legal and procedural protocols, which includes the behavior and conduct of the audience.

Attendees should observe the following rules during the event:

  • NO cell phones, cameras, talking, eating or drinking.
  • This location will be serving as a courtroom and the audience should dress appropriately; this includes no hats and business casual attire would be the minimum standard.
  • The bailiff will call the Court to order by banging the gavel and asking everyone in the room to rise or stand.

Any questions about audience protocol should be directed to the Center for Career Development at career@evansville.edu. 

“This event is just another example of the high-level educational opportunities we provide to students at UE,” said Robert Dion, chair of UE’s Department of Law, Politics, and Society. “They don’t just read about the legal process in a book, instead they get to witness a real legal proceeding firsthand and have the opportunity to interact with those involved - all on the UE campus.”

The goal of Appeals on Wheels is to help Hoosiers learn more about the judiciary's role in Indiana government. They also provide opportunities for Court of Appeals judges to meet and talk with the public in relatively informal settings.

The Court has conducted more than 400 Appeals on Wheels between its 2001 centennial and June 2013, although the program predates the centennial.

The event at UE is sponsored by the Department of Law, Politics and Society with support from the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Center for Career Development.

* Art Exhibit "History Lessons from the Future" on Display at UE

“History Lessons from the Future,” an exhibit by Johnathan Hittner, Efroymson Foundation Artist in Residence, will be on display at the University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from October 29-December 8.  On Thursday, November 8, there will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. and a lecture by the artist at 7:00 p.m. at the gallery. These events are free and open to the public, 

A student workshop is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 in the Painting House, located at 651 Weinbach Avenue. A student gallery lecture is planned for Friday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the Peterson Gallery.

All of these events are part of the Efroymson Family Fund Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series.

Hittner has called his work “a world of colors and shapes, mathematics, and theater swirling with delight and trepidation, certainty, and emptiness.”

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues in Evansville. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon-3:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the UE Art Department of Art at 812-488-2043, email art@evansville.edu or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.

* UE Homecoming 2018 Reunion Weekend set for October 26-28

The University of Evansville Homecoming 2018 Reunion Weekend is October 26-28. Special events and activities are planned for parents and alumni, many of which will be open to the public.

Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series – Speaker: Randy Scherer ’04, chief scientific officer and managing member for KSCV, LLC. Established
Friday, October 26, 3:00 p.m., Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100) Koch Center for Engineering and Science

17th Annual Fiddick Memorial Lecture – Speaker Jay Winter, professor at Yale University, to discuss the legacy of World War One
Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m., Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center
Free and open to public.

Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, October 27, 2:00-5:00 p.m., H-Lot, South Frederick Street
Food, games, live music, and fun. Open to public.

The Ace Race
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m., UE campus
This 5K run benefits Ace CARE, UE’s pro bono physical therapy clinic. The event is open to the public. The participation fee for the general public is $30. To register, go to www.uealumnionline.com/acerace2018.

UE Men’s Soccer versus Valpo (followed by fireworks display)
Saturday, October 27, 5:00 p.m., Arad McCutchan Stadium.
Open to public.

Celebration events this year include: Class of 1968 50th Reunion, Hughes Hall reception and tour, chemistry alumni reception, Phi Kappa Tau 50th Anniversary Reception and Dinner, 100 years of the Crescent, and annual Homecoming Brunch.

For the full schedule of events or more information, visit www.evansville.edu/alumni or contact alumni@evansville.edu or 812-488-2586. 

* SAB Homecoming Pep Rally

Kick off Homecoming weekend with a Homecoming Pep Rally hosted by SAB. The pep rally will be on the East Terrace Lawn, outside of Ridgway University Center at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, October 26. Come show your support and spirit for UE men's soccer team and women's volleyball team at the pep rally. The first 200 students will receive a FREE Homecoming T-shirt! The finalists for the Homecoming Royalty Court will also be announced.

Submitted by Allie Winstead aw362@evansville.edu

* Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity sponsoring 5K Run/Walk

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will sponsor a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the University of Evansville.

All runners and walkers must complete the 5K with a backpack. This is representative of our US troops who have to run with gear on every day. All proceeds will go to an organization that sponsors veteran’s suffering from PTSD and other mental illnesses.

Please click the following link to register for the race: www.uealumnionline.com/s/1096/index.aspx?sid=1096&gid=1&pgid=2351&content_id=1923.

Submitted by Chace Avery ca138@evansville.edu

* Catholic Mass on campus

There will be a Catholic Mass this Sunday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Father Tony Ernst will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch sw265@evansville.edu

* 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 se111@evansville.edu

Changemaker Corner

* ChangeLab Mental Health: Sounds and Colors of the Mind

The mental health awareness ChangeLab team is hosting "Sounds and Colors of the Mind," an art and music therapy event, on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Grabill Lounge (Neu Chapel basement).

Embrace your creative side while relieving midterm stress!

Submitted by Caroline Townsend ct153@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore Homecoming hours and sale

The UE Bookstore will have special hours during Homecoming (October 26-28) and a 15% OFF sale on all clothing and gift purchases during the weekend.

Hours are:

  • Today, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Noon-2:00 p.m.

Sale is open to all customers. Clearance items are exempt from additional discounts.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu 

* Buy one ticket, get one free for Thursday performance of Spring Awakening

Buy one ticket, get one free for the Thursday performance of Spring Awakening. Visit or call the Shanklin Theatre Ticket Office at 812-488-2031 to take advantage of this discount offer for the Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m. production of Spring Awakening (book and lyrics by Evansville native Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, and based on Frank Wedekind’s play by the same name.)

Don’t miss UE Theatre’s production of the controversial rock musical that swept the Tony Awards.

Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 adult, $18 senior adult, student, and UE faculty/staff. UE students can pick up FREE tickets after 12 p.m. from the Shanklin Theatre ticket office each day of the show.

* UE Schroeder School of Business places third in Conexus Logistics Case Competition

A student team from the University of Evansville Schroeder School of Business won third place in the Third Annual Conexus Logistics Case Competition held recently in the Rolls Royce board room in Indianapolis. The event is sponsored by Conexus Indiana.

This year’s team was made up of both business and engineering majors. Students participating from UE included Mohammed AlAamri, McKenna Lewis, Jessica Rollins, and Austyn Stierwalt. The team was mentored by assistant professor of management Yolanda Obaze, Sethlyn Morgan, and Terry Stumpf. 

At the competition, four-member teams from 19 Indiana universities vied to develop the best solution to a global logistics-related issue. The teams were given a real industry case problem with roughly 36 hours to prepare and present recommendations. The top three winning teams were awarded a cash prize and the UE team took home $1,000. UE placed ahead of teams from Indiana University, three teams from Purdue University (business, engineering, and technology), Valparaiso, University of Southern Indiana, among others.

“This is a strong competition and continues our momentum in our new Logistics and Supply Chain Management major” said Greg Rawski, Schroeder Family Dean.

UE’s team took 3rd place (2016) and 4th place in (2017). The Schroeder School is ranked as the number 3 small private business school in the nation in the 2019 US News & World Report best undergraduate business programs ranking. UE’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management program was also recognized as one of the top programs in the country by study.com for 2018.

* Alumni attitude survey - findings and results

In June 2018 the University of Evansville Alumni Association partnered with the Performance Enhancement Group (PEG) and conducted an alumni attitude survey. On Friday, October 26, Rob Shoss, managing consultant for PEG, will be on campus and holding an open session for the campus community to hear about the survey findings. Come and hear Rob share the results in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) in the library from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The alumni attitude process touches on engagement strategies and tactics:
1. Alumni attitude study process
2. Alumni affinity and giving
3. Alumni messaging
4. Targeting communications
5. Alumni programming

Submitted by Liz Riffert el37@evansville.edu

* Winter Intersession Courses

The University of Evansville offers online Winter Intersession Courses between the fall and spring semester from December 14 to January 4. Registration begins October 29. Students may register for one Winter Intersession course.

For more information, visit: www.evansville.edu/registrar

These accelerated courses offer student the opportunity to:

  • Take a course online to earn credits toward graduation
  • Lighten your spring course schedule
  • Complete missing requirements

Class offerings:

  • ART 105 Introduction to Visual Arts (Larmann)
  • CHEM 103 The Chemistry of Adult Beverages (Miller)
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Communication (Wandel)
  • COMM 380 Intercultural Communication (Thomlison)
  • EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education (Lombardo-Graves)
  • ES 103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science (Thananatthanachon)
  • EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health (Rodd)
  • FIN 280 Introduction to Personal Finance (Alhenawi)
  • HIST 112 World History Since 1500 (Gahan)
  • NUTR 304 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies (Price)
  • PH 190 Introduction to Public Health (Patel-Dovlatabadi)
  • PSCI 100 World Politics (Kim)
  • PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology (Hennon)
  • PSYC 229 Social Psychology (Stevenson)
  • PSYC 416 Human Sexuality (Becker)
  • SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology (Plikuhn)
* Vote for UE Homecoming Royalty 2018

Log onto UEngage today to submit your ballot for the two individuals you think best represent what it means to be a Purple Ace!

UE Homecoming Royalty finalists will be announced at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 26 at 5:15 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn. The top eight individuals with the most votes will be 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 countdown to the Homecoming Firework Show.

Here are our 2018 Homecoming Royalty nominees:

  • Allie Winstead
  • Bailey Brandvold
  • Becca Humphrey
  • Chace Avery
  • Chris Rogers
  • Emma Lundquist
  • Jon Mitchell
  • Lindsay Langstaff
  • Megan Gemmel
  • Miranda Pepe
  • Reed Leonhardt
  • Remi Hoerr
  • Ryan Freeman
  • Sienna Crews
  • Stacy Rohan
  • Summer Purcell
  • Taylor Howard
  • Taylor Williams
  • Victoria Bosze

Voting will close on Thursday, October 25 at 5pm. You must be a full time student in order to be eligible to vote. Cast your vote today on UEngage!

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu

* PH 190: Introduction to Public Health offered ONLINE in Winter Intersession

PH 190: Introduction to Public Health will be offered online during winter intersession. For more information about this course, contact Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, associate professor of public health and director of the undergraduate and graduate programs in public health, at pp42@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi pp42@evansville.edu

* 2018 Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following November – December – January holiday schedule will be observed:

Thanksgiving
Close at noon on Wednesday, November 21
Closed Thursday, November 22
Closed Friday, November 23

Christmas
Last day to work before break – Friday, December 21
Closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1
Reopen Wednesday, January 2

* Voice to Vision survey

Chartwells dining services is looking for your feedback. Take their Voice to Vision survey and tell them how you feel. To take the survey, text YGHG to 99299. Survey participants will be entered in a drawing to win $100 Ace Bucks!

Submitted by Brian Conner bc32@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Plikuhn presents at International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Norway

Mari Plikuhn, associate professor of sociology, presented a paper co-authored with Kevin Gray, associate professor of criminal justice and sociology, entitled, "Principles and Principals: Using Reflective Narratives to Inform Curriculum and Recruit Majors" at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, in Bergen, Norway, on October 25.

Conference travel assistance was supported through an Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Conference grant.

* Kerr's paper accepted for publication in Journal of Human Capital

Amanda Kerr, assistant professor of economics in the Schroeder School of Business, has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Human Capital.

Her paper examines how the introduction of female inheritance rights implemented in four Indian states between 1986 and 1994 impacts the educational achievement and labor force participation of children. She investigates time varying state amendments to the Hindu Succession Act of 1956, which provided equal inheritance rights to both male and female children. Using data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series for India (IPUMS India), she finds that children living in states that implemented reforms experience an increase in the probability of completing primary school and a decrease in the probability of participating in the labor force. Performing a triple difference analysis, she finds that these results are larger for Hindu children, specifically Hindu females and Hindu children living in rural areas.

Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton College and President Pietruszkiewicz Dedicate Benton Jones Garden

On Thursday, October 18, the Benton Jones Garden at Harlaxton College and Manor was officially dedicated by President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz of the University of Evansville.

Named in honour of Margaret, Lady Benton Jones, OBE and her late husband Sir Simon Benton Jones, the garden recognizes their exemplary and extensive service on the Harlaxton Advisory Council.

The ceremony was led by Mrs. Henrietta Chubb, Chairman of the Advisory Council, and it included a talk by Andrew Potter, Harlaxton’s Head Gardener, tributes from Evansville trustees Rita Eykamp, John C. Schroeder, Sharon McCarthy, and Mel Peterson (read by Dr. Gerald Seaman, Principal, and Dr. Patricia Vilches, Scholar in Residence) and remarks by Lady Benton Jones.

The lovely garden is an attractive place for contemplation, reflection, and relaxation and is sure to be valued by faculty, staff, students and visitors for many years to come.

Margaret, Lady Benton Jones stand by the Benton Jones monument with flowers.

Submitted by Housam Antoury santoury@harlaxton.ac.uk 

In The News

* Media coverage of 4th Annual High School Changemaker Challenge

Three students from North High School won full tuition to the University of Evansville yesterday when their team came in first during the fourth annual High School Changemaker Challenge at UE. Eighteen teams from area high schools took part in this year’s competition. Championship round judges included Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz and other community leaders.

Winning teams included:
4th place: Castle High School: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Team
3rd place: Castle High School: Hope Park Team
2nd Place: Bosse High School: Filtering Wetland Park
1st Place: North High School: Musical Swing Set

The event received good coverage from local media including:

Courier & Press:

14WFIE (NBC): 3 North HS Students Win Full Ride to UE

44 News (CBS & FOX): Students Compete at 4th Annual Changemaker Challenge

Eyewitness News (ABC & CW): Three Evansville North Students Win Full UE Tuition as part of Changemaker Challenge 

You can read more about the event in this article on the UE website.

You can also watch a recording of the championship round and awards ceremony.

* President Pietruszkiewicz interviewed by Inside Indiana Business

UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz was recently interviewed by Gerry Dick for Inside Indiana Business. The president discussed his vision for UE’s future, the impact of UE being designated an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and making a connection with the business community.

You can watch the entire interview here on the Inside Indiana Business website.

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