University of Evansville Programs Nominated for Leadership Evansville Honors
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019
The University of Evansville’s Changemaker Challenge and Mad Hot Ballroom programs have been nominated for this year’s Leadership Evansville’s Celebration of Leadership honors. UE’s Changemaker Challenge has been nominated in the education category and the University’s Mad Hot Ballroom has been nominated in the arts category.
Celebration of Leadership recognizes individuals and groups who have positively impacted the Evansville community in the categories of the arts, community and neighborhood, education, environment, government and public services, and/or health and social service.
The goal of the University of Evansville’s annual Changemaker Challenges for UE students and for members of the local community is to encourage the next wave of social entrepreneurs and innovators. It encourages people to work together to solve the community – and the world’s - biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable solutions and enterprises.
UE’s Ballroom Dance Club launched the pilot Mad Hot Ballroom program last year with a partnership between UE associate director for the Center of Innovation & Change Erin Lewis and Glenwood Leadership Academy dance instructor Angela Paul. The club members taught teaching ballroom dancing to Glenwood Leadership Academy students, culminating with the students performing a Cuban salsa routine in costume at UE. The University’s Mad Hot Ballroom program came about as the result of a Global Scholar partnership between Lewis and UE assistant professor of music Shawn Teichmer.
Leadership Evansville will be honoring nominees during its Celebration of Leadership event at the Old National Events Plaza in downtown Evansville on Thursday, March 14. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., with a reception from 4:15–5:15 p.m. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.