News and Events
Congratulations Katlyn Farnum (Sorenson) - Alum
Posted: March 21, 2013
Congratulations to UE psychology major alum, Katlyn Farnum (previously Sorenson), who recently published her senior thesis in a peer-reviewed journal:
Farnum, K. S. & Stevenson, M. C. (in press). Economically Disadvantaged Juvenile Offenders Tried in Adult Court Are Perceived as Less Able to Understand Their Actions, But More Guilty. To appear in Psychology, Crime, and Law.
Ken Schmidt to Speak in Indianapolis, Evansville March 14
Posted: February 20, 2013
The Institute for Global Enterprise, part of the Schroeder School of Business at the University of Evansville, will host former Harley-Davidson communications director Ken Schmidt in Indianapolis and Evansville on Thursday, March 14. As part of the Institute Speaker Series, Schmidt will discuss “Going Global: Succeeding in the International Marketplace.”
Schmidt’s appearance in Indianapolis is presented in partnership with the Rotary Club of Indianapolis. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. local time, and Schmidt will speak at noon at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St. Each ticket costs $20 and includes lunch. Guests may purchase a maximum of four tickets through the University of Evansville at www.uealumnionline.com/kenschmidt or 812-488-2706, or through the Rotary Club of Indianapolis at www.indyrotary.org or 317-631-3733.
Schmidt will speak that evening in Evansville at 6:00 p.m. local time at the Aiken Theatre at The Centre, 715 Locust St. This event is free and open to the public, with no tickets required. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and seating is first come, first served. For more information, please visit www.globalindiana.com or contact the Institute for Global Enterprise at 812-488-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schmidt has been associated with Harley-Davidson Motor Company since 1985, and his success in helping rebuild the company’s brand played a vital role in the motorcycle legend’s turnaround from the brink of ruin to global dominance.
In his role as Harley’s director of communication, Schmidt shaped the company’s positioning and served as its primary spokesperson to the media and financial communities. Now semi-retired, Schmidt provides brand-building expertise to many of the world’s best-known businesses. But to this day, Harley-Davidson remains his primary business partner and his strongest passion.
He co-wrote a book, 100 Years of Harley-Davidson, which is the best-selling motor sports book of all time. He has appeared on network television numerous times, and spoken to hundreds of audiences around the world.
The Institute for Global Enterprise wishes to thank Old National Bank for its generous support of these Institute Speaker Series events, and Bud’s Harley Davidson for its support of Schmidt’s Evansville appearance.
159th Founders Day Celebrated February 17: Alumni Association Awards Presented
Posted: January 22, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013 the 159th Founders Day will be celebrated at UE. The worship service and convocation will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Faculty rising to the rank of full professor will be presented their purple tams and the Rev. the Lord Leslie Griffiths will give the Edgar M. McKown Lecture. Rev. Griffiths is the superintendent minister of Wesley’s Chapel, the Cathedral of World Methodism in London.
The UE Alumni Association will sponsor a luncheon following the service. At noon in Eykamp Hall of the Ridgway Center a lunch will be served and the following awards will be presented:
Marjorie Soyugenc M’73
Posthumous Distinguished Alumna Award
George Day ‘95
Young Alumni Award
Samuel Orr Honorary Alumna Award
Steve ’86 and Kathie Bugg
Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award
All alumni are welcome to both events. Registration is required for the luncheon; cost is $12 per person. Register online at www.uealumnionline.com/foundersday2013.
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.
The University won the bronze Pride of CASE V award in the category of “Best Program in Annual Giving” for UEGive: 24, the University’s first-ever social media fundraising campaign, which took place in March 2012.
The award was presented yesterday afternoon at Chicago’s Sheraton Hotel and Towers at the annual conference for CASE regions V and VI, which brings together professionals in alumni relations, development, and marketing and communications from educational institutions across the Midwest. Region V, to which UE belongs, includes schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
UEGive: 24 was part of Philanthropy Week, a new initiative to educate UE students on the importance of giving. The campaign encouraged alumni, parents, students, employees, and friends of the University to financially support the institution with a gift of $24, then ask 24 friends to also make a gift to UE online. The entire campaign was conducted through use of electronic communication and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail.
By the end of the 24-hour campaign, 252 individuals had made gifts to the University, including 107 new alumni donors for the fiscal year and 37 first-time alumni donors. UEGive: 24 raised $7,021 for student scholarships, exceeding the goal of $5,000.
Another UEGive: 24 campaign is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 21, 2013, during the second annual Philanthropy Week (March 18-22).
“I’m very proud of our development team for their innovative approach to raising funds in support of the University, and we’re honored to be recognized by CASE for these efforts,” said Jack Barner, UE vice president for development. “UEGive: 24 is a great example of how the University can connect with a truly limitless audience to achieve and surpass a goal, and we look forward to another successful social media campaign in the spring during Philanthropy Week.”
For a full list of award winners, please visit the Pride of CASE V website.
Five Join UE Alumni Association Board of Directors
Posted: December 6, 2012
The University of Evansville Alumni Association Board of Directors has elected five new members to its ranks.
New board members are:
• Lilah Gael of Tacoma, Washington, a 2001 UE graduate
• Trevor Gregory of Indianapolis, Indiana, a 2010 UE graduate
• Jill Swiz of Evansville, Indiana, a 2001 UE graduate
• Ted Todd of Naples, Florida, a 1985 UE graduate
• Jeffrey Werner of Brownsburg, Indiana, a 1999 UE graduate
The University of Evansville Alumni Association Board of Directors represents the alumni at large and serves as an advisory board to the University and the Board of Trustees. The Alumni Board fosters long-term relationships, involvement, and support of the University. The nominating committee of the board strives for a diverse membership in terms of class year, major, geographic location, activities, gender, and race when selecting new directors for the 36-member voting body.
Members of the alumni board serve three-year terms with the option of two consecutive terms. The board meets on campus three Saturdays per year.
2013 Alumni Cruise to Alaska
Posted: October 17, 2012
Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Rhapsody of the Seas Ship
July 19 - 26, 2013
Changes to the UE Affinity Credit Card
Posted: September 1, 2012
Based on a decision made by Bank of America, the University of Evansville Alumni Association no longer has an affinity credit card program with Bank of America.
Current cardholders may still use their accounts, but the University of Evansville will not receive benefits from use of the credit card. Bank of America will remove the University of Evansville logo from credit cards as they are reissued. The UE Alumni Association is currently in the process of establishing a new affinity card program with a new financial institution.
UE Alumni Association Alumni 2013 Directory Project Now Underway
Posted: September 1, 2012
The University of Evansville Alumni Association is partnering with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) on the 2013 issue of the UE Alumni Directory.
The process of updating and confirming addresses began in July of 2012 and will run through the fall. Alumni may find out more details. The last UE Alumni Association Print Directory was published in 2008.