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Patti McCrory

UE Theatre Professor Receives 2014 Arts Educator Award

Patti McCrory, professor and costume designer in UE’s Department of Theatre, received the 2014 Art Educator Award from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

Awards and Accomplishments

September 2014

Gifts from Vectren and Alcoa for UE Greenhouse

Posted: September 3, 2014

The Office of Development is pleased to announce that the Alcoa Foundation and the Vectren Foundation will be providing funding to support the current greenhouse project. Vectren has committed to $50,000 while Alcoa has agreed to $40,000.
 

August 2014

The U.S. Veterans Magazine Names UE a Top Veteran-Friendly School

Posted: August 21, 2014

In the summer issue of the U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM), now on newsstands, the University of Evansville was recognized as a Top Veteran-Friendly School on the magazines 2014 Best of the Best Lists. UE was the only private university in Indiana, and one of only two colleges in the state, to receive this distinction

University of Evansville Announces Berger Awards for 2014

Posted: August 19, 2014

University of Evansville professors Michael Cullen and Mark Cirino were honored on Tuesday, August 19 with the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Awards for service and scholarly activity. The two were presented with the awards by Charlie Berger during UE’s Fall Conference.

Lisa Kretz's Article Accepted for Publication in the Journal “Ethics and Education”

Posted: August 1, 2014

University of Evansville Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lisa Kretz's article “Emotional Responsibility and Teaching Ethics: Student Empowerment” was recently accepted for publication in the journal Ethics and Education.

July 2014

Alhenawi and Yazdanparast to Present Paper at Academy of Financial Services Meeting

Posted: July 16, 2014

Assistant Professor of Finance Yasser Alhenawi and Assistant Professor of Marketing Atefeh Yazdanparast have had their paper, “Personality Traits and Financial Decision Making,” accepted for presentation at the Academy of Financial Services 28th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in October. This paper is an interdisciplinary approach to analyze financial decision-making at the household level by focusing on the relationship between personality traits and individuals’ financial decision-making process.

Ebeling Serving on Bible Odyssey Editorial Board

Posted: July 16, 2014

The Society of Biblical Literature recently announced the launch of its Bible Odyssey website (www.bibleodyssey.com). The world's leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on people, places and passages of the Bible at this website. UE Associate Professor of Archaeology and co-director of the Jezreel Expedition Jennie Ebeling serves on the editorial board of Bible Odyssey. The Jezreel Expedition, an archeological dig in northern Israel, is featured on the bibleodyssey.com homepage.

Parkison publishes in "Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly"

Posted: July 16, 2014

Paul Parkison, Chair of the School of Education, has been published in "Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly." In his article, Parkison presents a theoretical argument about preparation of future teachers, framing teacher preparation within the question: "How should we prepare future teachers?"

June 2014

UE Student Earns Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

Posted: June 21, 2014

The University of Evansville is proud to recognize Alex Schmitt as its most recent winner of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

UE Theatre Professor Receives 2014 Arts Educator Award

Posted: June 20, 2014

Patti McCrory, professor and costume designer in UE’s Department of Theatre, received the 2014 Art Educator Award from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. McCrory was recognized for her dedication to the field of education and design.

University of Evansville Civil Engineering Students Win 2014 NCEES Engineering Award for Fairfield Reservoir and Dam Project

Posted: June 12, 2014

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) has named the University of Evansville as one of only six colleges nationally to receive a 2014 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. UE’s Civil Engineering Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science will receive $7,500 as a winner of the competition.

May 2014

Amy Hall and Other Members of Disaster Action Team Receive Red Cross Hero of Year Award

Posted: May 19, 2014

Amy Hall, University of Evansville Nursing Department chair and professor of nursing, has received the Red Cross Hero of the Year Award along with other members of the Disaster Action Team. The award was given on May 15.

Dianne Oliver Chosen for Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminar

Posted: May 16, 2014

The University of Evansville announces that Dianne Oliver, UE associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, director of the Ethics Program and professor of religion, has been selected to participate in a Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar for faculty. Oliver was chosen from a nationwide pool of nominees to take part in the seminar, set for Aug 3-7 at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois

Archaeology Professor, Co-director of Jezreel Expedition Named UE Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Posted: May 12, 2014

Jennie Ebeling, associate professor in the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Evansville, was named the 2014 Outstanding Teacher at the University during UE’s 156th Commencement Exercises May 10.

December 2013

Douglas Stamps Named UE’s 2013 Exemplary Teacher

Posted: December 19, 2013

Douglas Stamps, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Evansville, has received this year’s Exemplary Teacher Award.

Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility Wins Green Building Award

Posted: December 10, 2013

The University of Evansville’s Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility has earned top honors for green building in the City of Evansville’s Sustainable Evansville awards.

November 2013

UE Ranked 7th in the Nation for Study Abroad

Posted: November 12, 2013

The nation’s leading voice on educational and cultural exchange has once again named the University of Evansville one of America’s best universities for study abroad. This year, UE ranks seventh in the nation for study abroad participation among master’s degree-granting institutions, up five spots from last year’s ranking of 12th.

UE Named One of the Nation’s Top 120 Colleges for Veterans

Posted: November 11, 2013

For the first time, and on Veterans Day, the University of Evansville has been named to Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges” 2014 list.

October 2013

UE Team a Finalist in J.P. Morgan Code for Good Challenge

Posted: October 22, 2013

A team of five University of Evansville students was named a finalist in the the J.P. Morgan Code for Good Challenge, October 4-5 in Columbus, Ohio. The event challenged programmers to use their technological expertise to make an impact on a nonprofit organization.

UE Students Win Innovative Design Competition

Posted: October 22, 2013

For the second year in a row, an interdisciplinary team of five UE students brought home first-place honors in the Lawrence Technological University Innovation Encounter competition, held October 18-19 in Southfield, Michigan. The UE team included students from engineering, business, and physical therapy.

UE Named One of the Nation’s 100 Best-Value Private Colleges by Kiplinger’s

Posted: October 18, 2013

For the first time, the University of Evansville has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the country’s best values in private colleges.

President Kazee Blogs for Huffington Post

Posted: October 18, 2013

How do residential colleges prepare students for success? UE President Thomas A. Kazee explores this topic in a new editorial, published today by The Huffington Post.

UE Earns Top GreenOvation Honors

Posted: October 9, 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Evansville has received top honors in the local GreenOvation Awards for beautiful and sustainable businesses.

September 2013

University of Evansville Wins Second-Straight MVC All-Academic Award

Posted: September 25, 2013

In a total team effort comprised of the 13 sports in the Missouri Valley Conference, the University of Evansville finished the 2012-13 academic year with a cumulative GPA of 3.283 en route to its second MVC All-Academic Award in a row.

UE Professors Awarded Grant for Science, Math Scholarships

Posted: September 23, 2013

University of Evansville faculty members Joyce Stamm, associate professor of biology, and Adam Salminen, associate professor of mathematics, have secured a five-year, $610,600 grant through the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program to assist students in science and mathematics. The grant is one of about 90 awarded from the 436 proposals submitted to the S-STEM program, and is the largest faculty grant in school history.

UE Named One of the Nation’s Most Military Friendly Schools

Posted: September 11, 2013

For its efforts to recruit and support military students, the University of Evansville has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a national media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

U.S. News & World Report Names UE a Top 10 Midwest University

Posted: September 10, 2013

U.S. News & World Report has again named the University of Evansville one of the Midwest’s top 10 regional universities – and one of the region’s best values – in its annual Best Colleges rankings.

UE Ranked Among Top 40 Master’s Universities by Washington Monthly

Posted: September 2, 2013

For its impact on students’ lives and the public good, the University of Evansville has been ranked 36th out of 684 universities in the Master’s Universities category of the 2013 Washington Monthly College Rankings.

August 2013

UE Names 2013 Berger Award Winners

Posted: August 20, 2013

David Dwyer, Mark Gruenwald, and Jean Beckman have been named the winners of the 2013 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Awards, presented each year to members of the University of Evansville faculty who demonstrate exceptional scholarly activity and service.

UE's Dale Edwards Publishes New Book

Posted: August 15, 2013

Dale Edwards, professor and chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Evansville, has published a new book, Mites of Freshwater Mollusks. Edwards co-authored the book with his colleague Malcolm Vidrine, a retired professor of biology at Louisiana State University-Eunice.

Princeton Review Names UE Among the “Best in the Midwest”

Posted: August 6, 2013

The University of Evansville is among the top colleges in the Midwest, according to education services company The Princeton Review. UE is one of 155 schools The Princeton Review recommends in the “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” posted today on PrincetonReview.com.

July 2013

UE Women’s Basketball Among WBCA Academic Top 25

Posted: July 18, 2013

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team finished 19th in the nation among Division I teams on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, as announced by the WBCA Thursday morning.

June 2013

Members of UE Community Recognized for Excellence in the Arts

Posted: June 27, 2013

The University of Evansville had an excellent showing in this year’s Arts Awards, presented by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Faculty members and student performers in the Department of Music won two of the annual Arts Awards: Dennis Malfatti, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, was named Arts Educator of the Year, while UE Opera under the direction of Jon Truitt, associate professor of music, received the Ensemble of the Year Award. In addition, UE trustee Bob Jones and his wife, Lisa, were named Arts Advocates of the Year.

Concrete Canoe Team Wins Innovation Award, Places 10th at Nationals

Posted: June 23, 2013

The University of Evansville’s Concrete Canoe team won the Innovation Award and earned 10th place overall in the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition — cracking the top 10 for only the second time in team history.

Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility Receives LEED® Silver Certification

Posted: June 12, 2013

The University of Evansville and Industrial Contractors Skanska announced today that UE’s new Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility has been awarded LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Four UE Sports Receive APR Public Recognition Award

Posted: June 5, 2013

Four University of Evansville sports were honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards based on their multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR).

April 2013

University of Evansville Theatre Receives Grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

Posted: April 3, 2013

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre has received a grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana for 1,200 free tickets for high school students in Vanderburgh County. The Department of Theatre will hold four special morning matinees specifically for high school freshmen studying Romeo and Juliet in English class. The performances are at 9 a.m. in Shanklin Theatre, Apr. 15 through 18.

March 2013

UE Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Posted: March 15, 2013

The University of Evansville has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education. This is the third time that the University has received this national recognition for its dedication to community service.

February 2013

Jim Schaefer Named Outstanding Educator by Indiana CPA Society

Posted: February 26, 2013

Jim Schaefer, professor of accounting at the University of Evansville, has received the Outstanding Educator Award for 2012 from the Indiana CPA Society.

UE English Professor Publishes New Book of Poems

Posted: February 21, 2013

Arthur Brown, professor of English at the University of Evansville, has published a new book of poems, Duration and the Second Hand, from David Robert Books.

Career Survey Reveals 92% Placement Rate for 2012 UE Graduates

Posted: February 11, 2013

A recently completed survey of the University of Evansville’s 2012 graduating class found that 92 percent are employed or in graduate school.

January 2013

UE Wins Local Community Service Award

Posted: January 29, 2013

The University of Evansville has received the annual Community Service Award, presented by the Southwestern Indiana chapter of the Project Management Institute.

December 2012

UE Social Media Fundraising Campaign Wins Regional Award

Posted: December 11, 2012

The University of Evansville has received a regional award from CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, for its innovative approaches to fundraising.

November 2012

UE's Matthew Knoester Publishes New Book on Democratic Education

Posted: November 28, 2012

Matthew Knoester, assistant professor of education at the University of Evansville, has published a new book, Democratic Education in Practice: Inside the Mission Hill School.

UE Named One of the Nation's Top Study Abroad Programs

Posted: November 12, 2012

The nation’s leading voice on educational and cultural exchange has again named the University of Evansville among America’s top study abroad programs.

French Instructor Cathy Fraley Wins Statewide Teaching Award

Posted: November 5, 2012

Cathy Fraley, instructor of French at the University of Evansville, was named the collegiate-level Teacher of the Year for 2012 by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.

October 2012

UE's Anthony Beavers Wins World Technology Award in Ethics

Posted: October 25, 2012

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science at the University of Evansville, received the 2012 World Technology Award in Ethics Tuesday night at a ceremony at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza.

UE Students Win Inventive Problem Solving Competition

Posted: October 23, 2012

A UE inter-disciplinary team of five students brought home first place honors in the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) “Innovation Encounter” competition held on October 19-20, 2012 in Southfield, Michigan.   The UE team included students from engineering, nursing and business.  

UE Math Professors Awarded $600,000 National Science Foundation Grant

Posted: October 10, 2012

Dave Dwyer and Mark Gruenwald, professors of mathematics at the University of Evansville, have been awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

UE Awarded Top GreenOVATION Honors for Third Consecutive Year

Posted: October 10, 2012

For the third year in a row, the University of Evansville has received an Excellence Award, the top honor in the local GreenOVATION Awards for beautiful and sustainable businesses.

September 2012

University of Evansville Claims MVC Academic Award for the First Time

Posted: September 27, 2012

The University of Evansville has been recognized as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, which is given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.

UE Again Named One of the Nation's Most Military Friendly Schools

Posted: September 17, 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Evansville has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a national media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

UE Named a Top 10 Midwest University by U.S. News & World Report

Posted: September 12, 2012

U.S. News & World Report has again named the University of Evansville one of the top 10 regional universities in the Midwest – and one of the region’s best values – in its annual Best Colleges rankings.

August 2012

UE Named Best in the Midwest by The Princeton Review

Posted: August 20, 2012

The University of Evansville is one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to education services company The Princeton Review. UE is one of 153 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted today on PrincetonReview.com.