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WEVV High School Changemaker Challenge 2016 News Report

High School Changemaker Challenge news clip, WEVV, March 17, 2016.


Dr. Kazee Speaks about Changemaker Challenge

UE President Dr. Kazee talked about the Changemaker Challenge at UE's Spring 2016 Commencement address.


14 News coverage of the High School Changemaker Challenge Winners

Castle High School students Hannah Jaramillo, Cody Smith and Austin Fonseca were the winners. They are the masterminds behind "Communitree:" a steel-framed tree-shape structure that emits electricity.


Castle wins first high school UE Changemaker Challenge

To encourage high school students to be leaders in solving challenges around the world and locally, the University of Evansville's Institute for Global Enterprise hosted the inaugural High School Changemaker Challenge on Thursday.


Newburgh School Wins "Changemaker Challenge"

A high school team from Newburgh won the first-ever High School Changemaker Challenge Thursday at the University of Evansville. Castle High School beat teams from 11 other schools to take first place.


Castle HS students win full-tuition scholarships to UE

Three Tri-State high school students just won full-tuition scholarships to the University of Evansville, for putting a good idea to work.


Castle Students Win Full Ride to University of Evansville

The tension is thick in Eykamp Hall at the University of Evansville. For a group of 38 high school students, the stakes are high with a full ride to the University of Evansville on the line.


New Tech Students to Take Part in Changemaker Challenge

Students at New Tech Institute are delivering presentations on Tuesday to see what projects will represent the school at the University of Evansville's Changemaker Challenge.


UE launches high school Changemaker Challenge

WFIE news report on the Changemaker Challenge. On Tuesday, the University of Evansville launched the high school Changemaker Challenge.


High School Changemaker Challenge underway at UE

WIKY news report on the Changemaker Challenge. In the challenge, students will try to solve a local, national or global problem through an innovative idea.


Students Take Part in Changemakers Challenge

WEHT 25 News report on the university partnering with Vanderburgh and Warrick County High Schools and also the Evansville Catholic Schools.


Winners of UE’s High School Changemaker Challenge to receive full scholarships

High schools currently planning to participate include Castle, Tecumseh, Boonville, Central, New Tech, Bosse, Reitz, North, Mater Dei and Evansville Day School.


UE High School Changemaker Challenge Interview

The Institute for Global Enterprise at the University of Evansville will host UE’s High School Changemaker Challenge, a competition for students from participating Vanderburgh and Warrick County high schools.


Grant Will Help Carver Reduce Electric Bills

The University of Evansville has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy and the Indiana Office of Energy Development's Community Conservation Challenge has awarded $90,580.37 to a collaboration between UE and Carver Community Organization.


UE group gets grant to install solar panels

Evolving Evansville Energy, a group of seven University of Evansville students who placed second in the university's Changemaker Challenge, secured a grant from Indiana's Office of Energy Development to expand their efforts to conserve energy use in Evansville.


Coming Back Better than Ever

Erin Lewis is the program director for the Institute for Global Enterprise. She graduated from UE in 2001 with degrees in political science and psychology.


Finding Your Way to the Future

When Will Knights started participating in a GAP Program at UE, he thought it would be good to have some real world experience in an academic capacity.


A University Full of Opportunities

While learning outside the classroom has been a great benefit for Becca, her time spent inside the classroom has been the backbone of her success.


Kenya fundraising dinner is Saturday at Aldersgate

Patrick Odoyo, professor of Business Strategy at the University of Evansville is trying to give back with The Friends of Dago, Inc., founded in 2010, with a focus on early childhood education.


Changemakers students want to make a difference

The third place winners of the University of Evansville's Changemaker Challenge competition want middle and high school students in the Evansville area to be confident in themselves and speak up about abuse.


Connections with Kazee highlights Changemaker Challenge

Outcomes of the Changemaker Challenge were included in the November podcast Connections with Kazee.


Challenge winners look to help Evansville get fit

The first place winners of the University of Evansville's Changemaker Challenge competition all hail from tropical countries. Willian Mallmann and Gabriela Tom are from Brazil, and Monica Morales is from El Salvador.


Challenge winners help UE conserve energy

Evolving Evansville Energy, a UE campaign dedicated to making the campus community more aware of its energy habits, received the second place prize of $1,000 as part of the Institute for Global Enterprise's second annual Changemaker Challenge.


NAC&U Students to Discuss Integrated Learning at Washington, D.C. Events

In January 2016, nine students from NAC&U campuses will participate in panel discussions in Washington, D.C., to discuss how the consortium’s mission to integrate liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement has improved the quality of their college experience while preparing them with real-world skills.


UE students push for 'green' campus

14 WFIE News reports on how UE student Tyler Wintermute and his teammates have been working hard to make their campus and city greener.


University of Evansville Program Connects Multidisciplinary Student Teams with Real-World Business Needs

GAP program illustrates what liberal arts majors can bring to the table.


Dr. Becker and Dr. Yazdanparast visit China to conduct Research

UE Global Scholars Dr. Lora Becker, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroscience Program and Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast, Assistant Professor of Marketing, visited Haihua in Shanghai, China in July to conduct neuromarketing research.


UE Receives Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund Grant for New Neuromarketing Center

The University of Evansville has been awarded a Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund Grant of $22,000 for its newly instituted Neuromarketing Research Center. Through the Neuromarketing Research Center, interdisciplinary student teams serve clients by testing responses to various marketing elements and tactics using leading-edge neuroscience techniques.


EVSC Receives School Supplies from UE and Yoobi

EVSC is receiving school supplies donated to them from the University of Evansville and Yoobi. CEO and Co-Founder of Yoobi, Ido Leffler, spoke at the university about his company and their goal to continue supplying children in need with free school supplies.


Institute Speaker Series - Ido Leffler

Mr. Ido Leffler, Member of the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council; Co-founder of Yes, to Inc. and Yoobi will be speaking to students and the public on September 10, 2014.

4/6/2014 - 4/11/2014

Social Enterprise Week

The Institute for Global Enterprise presents Social Enterprise Week at the University of Evansville, taking place from April 6-11, 2014. Social Enterprise Week is designed to prepare participants to become our future global leaders, as they will be exposed to best practices in growing a business or organization that is both financially sustainable and addresses a social or environmental challenge within our intensely interconnected, rapidly changing, complex global operating environment.


Institute Speaker Series - Paul Jones

The Institute Speaker Series exists to inform, enlighten and raise awareness about issues that matter to regional, national and global business. This series features prominent speakers who share their insights and experiences with an audience of students and faculty as well as with the regional business community. All speakers and topics address facets of global business, including branding, geographic expansion, working in developed or developing regions, and buying and selling in a worldwide economy. By presenting examples of both success and failure, audiences gain awareness of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the global marketplace.


Fields of Dreams

Tyler White is a senior at UE studying creative writing and international studies and, when it comes to that topic, he already has quite a bit of real life experience. He helped create an organization that builds soccer fields at orphanages and provides kids with school supplies.

9/16/2013 - 9/20/2013

Innovation Week

The Institute for Global Enterprise presents Innovation Week at the University of Evansville, took place from Sept. 16-20. Given today’s intense interconnectedness, rapid pace of change and growing complexity of global challenges, innovation is essential for progress and success for our future graduates and our civic, public and private sectors.


Inside Indiana Business

Video interview with Gerry Dick of Inside Indiana Business with Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana executive director Katie Ciccarelli.


Innovation Week on 14 WFIE News

Video news segment with Global Enterprise in Indiana executive director Katie Ciccarelli discussing Innovation Week 2014 on 14 WFIE News.


UE students applying interdisciplinary skills at Dominican medical facility

From sun up to sun down over the next two weeks, 15 University of Evansville students and four faculty members will be immersed in the culture of the Dominican Republic, working with representatives a medical facility under construction in Santiago.


UE Students Helping Launch Medical Facility in Dominican Republic

As part of an intensive summer course in applied process development – and an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a developing country – 15 University of Evansville students will spend the next two weeks in the Dominican Republic.


Calvin Klein shares tips for success

Calvin Klein launched his fashion career in 1968 from a "showroom" that was a hotel room in New York City's garment district, hoping his nine sample garments might catch someone's eye.


University of Evansville business and engineering students share ideas and develop plans for small businesses in Mongolia

After two years of planning, eight University of Evansville business and engineering seniors traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in August to work with G.O. Ministrie.

Summer 2012

University of Evansville Mongolia Trip

UE students in Mongolia team up with Louisville-based G.O. Ministries for a humanitarian engineering project.

Past Speakers

  • March 14, 2013 - “Going Global: Succeeding in an International Marketplace” with Ken Schmidt
  • Oct 24, 2012 - An Evening with Calvin Klein
  • April 7, 2011 - Maintaining America's Competitive Advantage - Carlos Gutierrez
  • Oct 21, 2010 - A Conversation with Khaled Hosseini
  • Apr 20, 2010 - A Conversation with the Wilsons
  • Nov 6, 2009 - Thomas Friedman - Author, The World is Flat
  • Apr 16, 2009 - James Makawa - Co-founder, The Africa Channel
  • Nov 13, 2008 - Al Hubbard - former economic advisor to President George W. Bush
  • April 10, 2008 - Vincente Fox - Former Mexican President
  • Nov 29, 2007 - Globalization with Local Applications: An Executive Panel Discussion
  • Oct 25, 2007 - James McGregor- Author, One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business In China
  • Mar 22, 2007 - David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Oct 24, 2006 - Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop and Dame Commander of the British Empire
  • Sep 26, 2006 - Carol Moseley Braun, former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator and Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa
  • Apr 5, 2006 - James Farley, Vice President of Marketing, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
  • Feb 16, 2006 - Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
  • Oct 12, 2005 - Steve Forbes, Forbes Magazine President and CEO
  • Sept 15, 2005 - Robert L Koch - President and CEO of Koch Enterprises Inc
  • Apr 14, 2005 - Paco Underhill - the world's most sought-after retail marketing expert
  • Aug 17, 2004 - Senator Richard Lugar - the longest serving U.S. Senator in Indiana history

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