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Thursday, September 12, 2019

* Weinbach Road Diet Update

Milling of Weinbach, between Bayard Park Drive and Walnut Street, will begin tomorrow. Crews will be flagging traffic during this operation and will have cones in the centerline to separate driving lanes once they are done with that process. Cleaning, crack sealing and patching will occur after that, with paving of the road surface occurring Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Striping will most likely be late September/early October.

Submitted by Chad Miller cm121@evansville.edu.

* Apply to Be an Admission Ambassador

As an admission ambassador you have the opportunity to assist with Road Trip, Open House, weekly tours, and meeting many prospective students!

If you are interested, applications will be available from August 29th to September 13th.

Feel free to email Kenlea Meeker at km422@evansville.edu with any questions!

Upcoming Events

* Poet Ernest Hilbert to Read at Coffee Hour

The Department of Creative Writing will host poet Ernest Hilbert for a Coffee Hour reading on September 19 at 4:00 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One Out, appeared in March 2019. He lives in Philadelphia where he works as a rare book dealer and book reviewer for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His poem “Mars Ultor” appears in Best American Poetry 2018.

Submitted by Paul Bone pb28@evansville.edu.

* Callout for all students interested in Masters in Physician Assistant

Undergrads interested in the Pre-Physician Assistant Pathway are invited to attend an advising session with UEPA Faculty, Dr. Andy Lampkins and UEPA Program Administrator, Mrs. Billie Chandler. The meeting will be held in SOBA162 on Thursday, September 19 from 5:00-5:30. If you need additional information, please contact Mrs. Chandler at bc185@evansville.edu or 812-488-3400.

Submitted by Billie Chandler bc185@evansville.edu.

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting

The first PT Club meeting will be Wednesday, September 18th @ 4:30 at the Stone Center. We will be talking about the club, events, etc. Dues are $5 and will be due by the second meeting! Any questions, feel free to contact us!

Submitted by Stephanie Snodgrass ss597@evansville.edu.

* On Campus Health Screenings 2019-20

Sign up for your 2019-20 Health Screening! Sign ups for this event are posted on AceLink. Screenings will be held in Eykamp Room 252 on September 10-13 from 7:00-11:00 a.m. each day. An 8-12 hour fast is required to complete your screening. Black coffee and water are permitted during the fasting period. Please take maintenance medication as prescribed. Earn HRA credits and avoid higher medical insurance premiums.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc LL138@evansville.edu

* University Worship

The Office of Religious Life invites you to a time of meditation and reflection every Sunday night. All questions, all perspectives, and all identities are welcome. Neu Chapel, 7:30-8:15PM.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg jk383@evansville.edu.

* Book & Bible Study

Forum is back! Thursday, 6:30-7:15PM in Grabill Lounge, Neu Chapel. Join in the conversation as we ask, "What is my vocation, and how can I know?"

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg jk383@evansville.edu.

* Newman Club Philanthropy: Mama Marathon

Mama Marathon is on Friday, Sept. 13! Newman hosts the FIRST ANNUAL Philanthropy event for Life Choices, a local community organization helping teen moms. Contact Annie Sheridan (as769@evansville.edu) to register a group of 5 people to participate!

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr sc315@evansville.edu.

* Catholic Mass with Father Godfrey Mullen

Celebrate mass with Father Godfrey Mullen this Sunday at 1pm in Neu Chapel.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr sc315@evansville.edu.

* Black Student Union Callout Meeting!

Thursday, September 12th at 7:15-8:15 in SOBA 162, BSU will have our call out meeting for the semester. Please come out and join us to learn more about BSU and help us plan for the semester.

BSU is also looking to fill four leadership positions two freshman liaison positions, volunteer coordinator and Sargent at arms.

If you are interested in BSU but cannot attend the meeting please reach out to BSU secretary Kaleb Gard kg200@evansville.edu or BSU president DaLisa McCallum dm254@evansville.edu.

Submitted by DaLisa McCallum dm254@evansville.edu.

* UE BlockFest

Join the Student Government Association and other student organizations on Saturday, Sept. 14 4-7pm on the lawn between Morton and Neu Chapel for the first ever BlockFest. Events include live music, body paint artist, henna tattoos, balloon sculptures, free tshirts, food trucks, tie dye, games, and more! Free for all UE students, faculty, administration, and staff. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu.

* Campus Community Invited to Constitution Day Lecture on TODAY at 4:00 p.m.

Constitution Day Lecture flyer

Making Sense of the Current Crisis in Reproductive Rights

The University of Evansville invites the community to its annual Constitution Day Lecture on TODAY at 4:00 p.m. Dawn Johnsen, professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, will speak on the topic, "Making Sense of the Current Crisis in Reproductive Rights" in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public.

"We are thrilled to have a speaker of Dawn Johnsen's caliber coming to campus to share her deep insights about the Constitution," said Robert Dion, political science professor and chairperson of the Constitution Day Committee. "Her message could not be more timely."

Johnsen has taught at IU Bloomington for over 20 years. Prior to teaching at IU Bloomington, Johnsen served as the acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice under President Bill Clinton, and she played a role in the transition teams for both President Clinton and President Barack Obama. From 1988-1993, she was the legal director of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (now NARAL Pro-Choice America), and prior to that, she was staff counsel fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project.

Johnsen serves as director and secretary of the board of directors of the Guttmacher Institute, a leading sexual and reproductive health research and policy organization. She also serves on the academic advisory board of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

Johnsen's research interests include issues of separation of powers (especially presidential power) and civil liberties (especially reproductive rights. She teaches Constitutional Law, the First Amendment, and Seminars in the Separation of Powers and Sexuality, Reproduction and the Constitution. Johnsen is a graduate of Yale Law School and received her B.A. summa cum laude in economics and political science from Yale.

For more information, contact the Department of Law, Politics, and Society at 812-488-2687 or by email at cm177@evansville.edu.

* FUN & FREE Event: UE's Mad Hot Ballroom!

Friday, 9/20 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Eykamp Hall 251, Ridgway.

See UE’s Mad Hot Ballroom ChangeLab Program in action! Students from Glenwood Leadership Academy will perform the Merengue and Swing with UE ChangeLab and Ballroom Club students and advisors. Pro/Am Rhythm and Smooth demonstrations also provided.

FREE, but registration is required due to limited seating. Register online by 9/13.

Questions? Email Erin Lewis at EL131@evansville.edu

* Free Canoeing and Kayaking with Venturing Crew!

Come join venturing crew on Sunday, September 15th for a FREE afternoon of canoeing and kayaking! The trip starts at 11am and ends around 4, but you can come for just as long as you are able! Sign up Wednesday through Thursday at our tables in Ridgway. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by Madelyn Reinagel mr291@evansville.edu.

* BiSci Call Out Meeting

Come learn about what BiSci is all about at our call out meeting this Thursday, September 12th from 6-7 pm in KC101. Anyone who is interested in the biological sciences may join, all majors welcome!

Submitted by Corinne Croslyn cc321@evansville.edu.

* Engineering and Technology Career Fair

Engineering and Technology Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 17 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Eykamp Hall. Network with employers in your major-specific areas. Bring resumes, dress professionally and research organizations on your target list. A complete list of companies and their recruitment needs may be found at evansville.joinhandshake.com.

Submitted by Donna Schmitt ds120@evansville.edu.

* October 2 Andiron Lecture by Sara Petrosillo - Weaponizing Mary: How Sexism Met Racism in a Pre-modern World

Sara Petrosillo is an assistant professor of English at the University of Evansville. She holds a PhD in medieval literature from the University of California, Davis and a BA in English and Italian literature from Colby College. Her research and teaching interests include: medieval and early modern literature, feminist theories, medieval manuscript studies, poetics, and critical animal studies. She is currently working on a book, Hawking Women: Falconry, Gender, and the Poetics of Control in Medieval Literary Culture, and she has published essays in medieval, early modern, and theory journals and in a book on animals in medieval literature. Her Andiron lecture on medieval antisemitism and the literary genre, “Miracles of the Virgin,” derives from her interest in examining racial and gender biases in discourses from premodern to modern culture.

The most iconic woman in the Middle Ages graced love poems, the stage, stained glass windows, and even personal wax seals. Medieval depictions of the Virgin Mary offer an extraordinary picture of female power. Women from every social class viewed Mary as an exceptional saint but also—and crucially— as someone who shared something with all of them: she was a woman. Yet, at the height of her popularity in devotional literature, Mary became a violent tool in the hands of authors and audience: the persecutor of non-Christians in the literary genre “The Miracles of the Virgin.” How did a figure of motherhood and female power become such a dangerously powerful weapon? This widely popular genre demonstrates how sexism met racism in a premodern world. Tracing the racist weaponization of a female icon sheds light on our own society’s trouble with detecting the roots of oppression, especially when those roots are entangled in popular culture.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center
A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

For further information, call Annette Parks at 812-488-1070
or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons ce36@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* UE Employee Photo Exhibit Now On Display

The 2019 UE Employee Photo Exhibit opened on Monday, September 9 in the Krannert Gallery. Please come by the gallery to view the interesting and thoughtful photography created by your co-workers and UE retirees.

Participants include:

Corliss Chastain, Department of Art
Katrina Seibert-Costeur, Foreign Languages
Rob Shelby, Office of Diversity Initiatives
Mari Plikuhn, Law, Politics, and Society
Keith Gehlhausen, Human Resources & Institutional Equity
Hanns G. Pieper, Emeritus Faculty
Lynn R. Penland, Dean Emerita
John Metelko, Track and Field/Cross Country
Carol McCraney, Law, Politics, and Society
Holly Carter, Education Abroad/Harlaxton College Programs
Amy McBride, School of Education

Submitted by Carol McCraney cm177@evansville.edu.

* Subjects Needed for Psychology Research

I am conducting research for my individual study and looking to recruit subjects. This survey is about academic pressure and test performance. Participation includes two sessions (one per week over a two week period) which will occur in Hyde 15. Each session should only take about 10-15 minutes. Students may get an extra credit if they are taking a psychology class. Interested students should visit this site to sign their dates, name, and email.

If you have questions, prior to participation, you may email the researchers at jx4@evansville.edu.

Thank you so much for participating in my study.

Sumbitted by Jialin Xiang jx4@evansville.edu.

* All NEW, incoming students must be compliant with the submission of the required health documents by September 16, 2019.

Please stop by the Student Health Center to verify your compliance status, discuss missing documents, or obtain any services you are missing for compliance. All health requirements must be submitted to your MED+PROCTOR account by Monday, September 16th or you will risk your eligibility to attend classes. (With the exception of the second dose of Meningitis B) Please call 812-488-2033 or stop by the Health Center if you have any questions or concerns about the health requirements.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich tu19@evansville.edu.

* SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship

The Balanced Man Scholarship is intended to identify and reward those individuals who exemplify SigEp’s ideals of Sound Mind and Sound Body. It recognizes men that challenge themselves and strive for continuous development in academics and critical thought, health and well-being, and leadership skills. UE’s Indiana Epsilon chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is awarding $1,750 this fall, with the overall winner receiving $1,000.

There is no obligation to join in order to apply or win.

Apply online. The deadline to apply is September 14th, 2019.

Submitted by Johnny Hoffmann jh676@evansville.edu.

* GLACURH Regional Conference Applications

If you are interested in attending the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH) leadership conference planned for November 15-17, you have until September 20 to apply! Applications can be found online.

GLACURH is a regional leadership conference where selected delegates have the opportunity to network, present campus programs, and learn about initiatives other universities have in practice that could benefit the University of Evansville.

For more information please email Jared Bailey, jb759@evansville.edu.

* Fall Health Risk Assessments

Sign up now for the Onsite Health Screenings! Health Screenings will be offered Sept. 10th-13th in Eykamp Room 252 from 7:00AM-11:00AM. If you have previously completed a Health Screening in Eykamp during the summer or at the Employee Clinic ranging from June 2019- present, you do not need to repeat this screening. By completing the screening you can earn HSA credits. Results from this screening will also be used to determine your 2020 Medical Insurance Premiums.

Sign ups for this screening can be found on the Main Page of AceLink or on MyUE. Please do not schedule this health screening with the employee medical clinic.

Email ac375@evansville.edu with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps ac375@evansville.edu.

* Join P.R.I.D.E.

PRIDE starts September 9th in SOBA 271 at 9pm every Monday!

Anyone is welcome to attend, everyone is welcome!

Submitted by Paige Kirkey pk55@evansville.edu.

* Opportunity: Basic Production Copier Training Session

For those who were off campus during the summer months and have returned to campus, there is an additional basic production copier training session scheduled for the D125 black/white and the C70 color copiers. This session will begin at the C70 color production copier located on the 2nd floor of Koch and continue over to the D125 b/w production copier location in OH231. Please email Terry Voges (TV35), if you plan to attend.

Training Dates                      
Monday, September 16

Time
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Location
Will start in Koch 2nd floor (C70) and walk over to OH231 (D125)

For copier information, visit the Copy/Print website on AceLink.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu.

Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Spring 2020 deposit deadline approaching!

If you have been accepted to study at Harlaxton next semester, don't forget that your $100 semester deposit is due on Friday, September 13 to Student Financial Services! You can pay your deposit in person in Olmsted 105 or over the phone at 812-488-2565.

Questions about the Harlaxton application process? Contact harlaxton@evansville.edu!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister kc205@evansville.edu.

Athletics

* Aces volleyball to host Dunn Hospitality Tournament

With its first four matches taking place away from home, the University of Evansville volleyball team opens its 2019 home schedule with the Dunn Hospitality Tournament.  UE opens play at 6 p.m. Friday against Purdue Fort Wayne before taking on Middle Tennessee State and Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Weekend Recap

  • The season opened for the Aces over the weekend in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Evansville dropped a hard-fought 3-2 match against Western Illinois in the opener before bouncing back with a 3-0 win over Jackson State
  • Saturday’s finale saw the Aces challenge in each set before Southeast Missouri State finished with a 3-0 win
  • Melanie Feliciano earned All-Tournament honors averaging 3.64 kills and 3.27 digs per set
  • The Aces continued play on Tuesday, earning a 3-0 win at Tennessee State; it marked the first non-conference road sweep since UE did so against NC Central in 2013

Dunn Hospitality Tournament  

  • This season marks the ninth Dunn Hospitality Tournament; it has been held annually since 2010 with the exception of 2012.
  • Last year, UE fell in contests against Austin Peay and Northern Kentucky; overall, the Aces are 13-10 in the event and went a perfect 3-0 in the first tournament in 2010

Freshman of the Week

  • In her first weekend of collegiate action, freshman Melanie Feliciano led the Aces with 3.64 kills per set while garnering a spot on the Redhawks Invitational All-Tournament Team along with MVC Freshman of the Week honors
  • Feliciano began her career with a 19-kill, 14-dig performance against Western Illinois; she hit .333 and finished with two block assists
  • She continued her success against the Tigers adding 15 kills and stands second in the MVC with 3.93 per game; that average is one of the top 15 tallies in the nation among freshmen

Senior Success

  • Patricia Joseph is off to a nice start in the first week of her senior campaign
  • Limited to 36 sets last season, Joseph has played in all 14 frames this year, averaging 1.79 kills per set
  • She set her career mark with 9 kills in 19 tries against Western Illinois

Scouting the Opposition

  • Purdue Fort Wayne has a 2-5 mark entering the Dunn Hospitality Tournament
  • The Mastodons are led on the offensive side by Katie Crowe’s 2.74 kills per set while Rachel Cruis anchors the defense to the tune of 4.36 digs per frame
  • Their wins have come over South Alabama and UC Riverside
  • Middle Tennessee State will mark the first opponent of the day on Saturday; the Blue Raiders come to Meeks Family Fieldhouse with an 0-6 mark
  • Urte Neimantaite and Emma Grever lead MTSU with 3.29 and 3.11 kills per game, respectively
  • Sarah Sumida checks in with 10.83 assists per game while Taylor Hammill is averaging 8.94
  • The weekend finale pits the Purple Aces against Eastern Illinois, who starts the weekend with an 0-6 record
  • EIU is paced on the offensive side by Ireland Hieb, who has 2.71 kills/set; Katie Sommer is just behind her with 2.39
  • Bailey Chandler sits at 8.45 assists per set and has a team-best eight service aces
  • On the defensive side, Madison Cunningham has a team-high 3.91 digs/frame

Submitted by Bob Pristash rp113@evansville.edu.

* Lowry Named MVC Athlete of the Week

Starting where she left off a year ago, junior cross country runner Anna Lowry earns Missouri Valley Conference Athlete of the Week for the second time in her career.

Lowey took home the individual 5K title at the North Alabama Cross Country Open. She blazed a 18:02.6 race to take the title in a competitive field, marking her second career individual win. She completed the race 15 seconds faster than a group of Mississippi State and Memphis runners.

Her time sits towards the top of the MVC this season and is a top-15 time in school history.

The Purple Aces have a week off before traveling to Austin Peay Cross Country Festival on Sept. 21.

Submitted by Emily McMillan em296@evansville.edu.

* Volleyball earns big road sweep at Tennessee State

In a match that featured back-and-forth action all evening, the University of Evansville volleyball team overcame deficits in each set to earn an impressive 3-0 sweep at Tennessee State on Tuesday evening.

Freshman Melanie Feliciano led the Aces (2-2) offense with 15 kills as four players finished with seven or more.  Rachel Tam notched 13 while Patricia Joseph and Alondra Vazuqez posted seven apiece.  In just three sets of work, Allana McInnis totaled 38 assists, an average of 12.7 per game.  Gabriela Macedo posted 15 digs while Vazquez finished with nine and Tam added eight.

“I am very happy about how the team reacted against a very physical and athletic team,” UE coach Fernando Morales said after the win.  “TSU is a team that makes great plays and our girls did a great job of being patient and wait for our moments to go on our runs.  We executed really well in the end of each set; that is a great sign.”

Evansville got off to a quick start in game one, taking a 5-1 lead.  Three different players had a kill in the stretch, including Kate Tsironis, who capped off the run.  The Tigers came right back with a 5-1 stretch of their own to tie it up at 6-6.  Tennessee State’s run continued as they opened up a 12-9 lead on a Julia Pierson kill.  A Feliciano kill ended the stretch and Evansville was able to wrestle away their largest lead at 21-15 thanks to a Vazquez kill.  The Tigers fought back once again, cutting the deficit to a point (24-23), but Feliciano put the finishing touches on the set with a kill that gave UE the 25-23 win.

Tennessee State regrouped and took an early 11-4 lead in the second frame.  The Tiger defense forced four consecutive errors by the Aces.  Their lead reached as many as seven (13-6) before the Aces rallied back.  Trailing 16-12, Evansville reeled off six of the next eight points to tie the game at 18-18.  After swapping the lead twice, UE grabbed the lead for good at 21-20.  The set was clinched on a Patricia Joseph kill that made it another 25-23 final.

Three ties in the third game led to a 7-7 score before Tennessee State recorded four in a row to take an 11-7 edge.  UE chipped away and was able to tie it up at 16-16 forcing a TSU time out.  With the score knotted at 18-all, a TSU error coupled with a Feliciano kill gave the Aces a 20-18 lead, forcing the Tigers to take their final time out of the game.  From there, the Aces held strong and clinched the 3-0 road sweep on Feliciano’s 15th kill of the evening.  The 25-22 victory saw the Aces even their season record at 2-2.

This weekend, the Aces will be inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse for the first time this season, hosting the Dunn Hospitality Tournament.  Evansville takes on Purdue Fort Wayne at 6 p.m. Friday before welcoming Eastern Illinois and Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

Submitted by Bob Pristash rp113@evansville.edu.

* Feliciano named MVC Freshman of the Week as UE preps for TSU

On the heels of a strong debut weekend for the University of Evansville volleyball team, Melanie Feliciano garnered Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honors. The Purple Aces are amidst preparations for Tuesday’s match at Tennessee State.

"We knew we were getting a very talented player in Melanie but what has impressed us the most is her hunger for getting better every day,” UE coach Fernando Morales said.  “She is still surprising us the way she is contributing right away.  She is a great asset to our program."

Freshman of the Week

  • In her first weekend of collegiate action, freshman Melanie Feliciano led the Aces with 3.64 kills per set while garnering a spot on the Redhawks Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Feliciano began her career with a 19-kill, 14-dig performance against Western Illinois; she hit .333 and finished with two block assists
  • In the win over Jackson State, she added 13 digs and three service aces before posting 16 kills and nine digs against SEMO; Feliciano hit .264 for the week on her way to MVC Freshman of the Week honors

The Opening Serve

  • After completing the opening weekend of play at the Redhawks Invitational, the University of Evansville volleyball team makes a trip to Nashville on Tuesday to face Tennessee State
  • The Aces and Tigers square off in a 6 p.m. match on ESPN+

Weekend Recap

  • The season opened for the Aces over the weekend in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Evansville dropped a hard-fought 3-2 match against Western Illinois in the opener before bouncing back with a 3-0 win over Jackson State
  • Saturday’s finale saw the Aces challenge in each set before Southeast Missouri State finished with a 3-0 win
  • Melanie Feliciano earned All-Tournament honors averaging 3.64 kills and 3.27 digs per set

Back on the Floor

  • Redshirt senior Gabriela Macedo saw her first regular season action since the opening weekend of 2018
  • Evansville’s libero led the way with 5.18 digs per set while picking up a team-best six service aces
  • Macedo added a total of 14 assists; her top game against SEMO where she totaled 24 digs in just three sets

Scouting the Opposition

  • Tennessee State enters Tuesday’s contest with a 3-4 record; the Tigers opened the season with an impressive 3-2 win at Auburn
  • Over the weekend, they went 1-2 at the Jaguar Invitational picking up a 3-0 win against Mississippi Valley
  • Julia Pierson leads the offense with 3.20 kills per set while the defense is led by Aria Holmes and Rivera Ortiz
  • Holmes leads the Ohio Valley Conference with 1.45 blocks per game while Ortiz has a conference-leading 4.74 digs per set

In The News

* University of Evansville Named #6 Best College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Evansville has been named the sixth best college in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges Rankings. UE rose one spot overall this year and has appeared in the top 10 for more than a decade. 

UE was also recognized for success in its engineering and business programs, commitment to undergraduate teaching, its work with veterans and international students, and for study abroad and social mobility.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at UE has moved up six spots over last year and was recognized as the #19 best engineering school among small private institutions in the country.

The Schroeder School of Business was named the #4 best undergraduate business school in the country among small private institutions. UE’s accounting program was ranked #3, and finance was ranked #2 among small private colleges.

For the first time this year, UE was recognized as one of the best schools for undergraduate teaching. Schools ranked in this category are chosen for having “faculty with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”

“The outstanding dedication of our faculty is no secret to our students,” said UE president Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “UE professors are exceptionally devoted to student success, so it is particularly exciting to be recognized nationally for this commitment.”

The University was also recognized as the #5 Best College for Veterans in the Midwest and a Top Midwest school for International Students.

Additionally, UE was highlighted in the category, Best Study Abroad Programs to Look For. The methodology for this category states that “study abroad programs at these schools involve substantial academic work abroad for credit - a year, a semester, or an intensive experience equal to a course - and considerable interaction with the local culture.

“To be recognized on a national level in so many categories directly speaks to the caliber of the UE education and experience,” said Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “We are particularly proud of the study abroad ranking, as our program at Harlaxton College is a cornerstone of the UE experience for so many of our students.”

When studying abroad at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, UE students live alongside faculty members in a unique learning environment and are immersed in the local culture through the Meet-a-Family program. Financial aid packages also travel along with students to Harlaxton, making a semester abroad within reach for UE students of any major.

UE was also recognized as a top performing Midwest school for social mobility. This category “measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.” Pell Grant recipients typically come from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, though most Pell Grant money goes to students with a total family income below $20,000.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are designed to help prospective students and their families evaluate college choices. The Best Colleges rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/colleges and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 guidebook, on newsstands later this month.

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