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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What's Happening Today

* President's Club Parking Decals Available Now

The Development office will be mailing the President’s Club parking decals to members next week. However, campus President’s Club members are welcome to stop by the Igleheart Building to pick up their decals anytime. 

If you have been considering becoming a President’s Club member, this is a great time of year to do it!  To become a member of UE’s premier leadership giving society, a gift of $1000 or more is required.  You may also make a payroll deduction pledge in that amount.  Gifts may be designated to virtually any University account, or to one of our unrestricted Annual Fund accounts (Alumni Scholarship Fund or Friends for Educational Excellence).

For more information, please contact Scott Gilreath, Director of Annual Giving (  or x2429) or Beth Speer, Director of Stewardship and Special Events ( or x1013)



* Margaret McMullan

UE Professor Margaret McMullan’s novel Sources of Light is the 2011-2012 Special Award Winner, just announced by the Mississippi Library Association. The award will be presented at a banquet during the association's annual conference to be held October 25, in Natchez, Mississippi. McMullan’s sixth novel, Sources of Light is now available on Kindle and in paperback from Graphia Paperbacks, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Set in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, Sources of Light “powerfully portrays the bravery and loss of a tumultuous time,” according to Publishers Weekly. Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jerry Mitchell wrote, "McMullan's book has become a way for teachers to talk with students about the civil rights movement and about race." An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, a 2011 Best Book of Indiana, and a book selection for dozens of school and community reading programs, Sources of Light was nominated for The National Book Award. McMullan is the National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Evansville.

* William Baer

UE Professor of Creative Writing William Baer’s most recent full-length play, “Yellow Jack,” has been chosen one of the four winners of the Long Beach Playhouse’s 22 Annual New Works Festival, and the play will receive a stage reading on Friday, August 24, at the Long Beach Playhouse in southern California.  The play focuses on Clara Maas, a heroic nurse involved in the 1900 war against Yellow Fever that took place in Havana, Cuba, and was led by Dr. Walter Reed.



* Men's Soccer Announces Time Change for Sunday Road Match

Men’s soccer coach Mike Jacobs has announced a time change for Sunday’s exhibition match against Wisconsin.Originally set for a 12 p.m. start, the match has now been moved to 2 p.m.  The Aces will take on the Badgers in Angola, Indiana.  Fans are reminded that Angola is in the eastern time zone, but all times listed are in central.

Exhibition play officially opens for the Aces on Wednesday when they host the University of Indianapolis at Arad McCutchan Stadium at 6 p.m.

* Softball Team Managers Needed

The softball team is looking for managers to assist with the 2012-13 season. Those with baseball or softball experience and the flexibility to attend practice are welcome. Tnere is also a need for a film manager capable of handling and using camera equipment, working with computers, and using video editing software. Stipend included toward 2012-13 school year. Please contact Assistant Softball Coach Christine Sheridan at for more details.


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