University of Evansville Updates

University of Evansville
Counselor Connection - May 2018

May 1, the national deposit deadline, has come and gone. Most students have made their college choices. However, here at UE, we will continue to take deposits over the summer. If your student is still wanting to make UE their choice, there is time. Our admission counselors are in the office all summer long to answer questions and meet with families. Please feel free to reach out to your territory counselor with any questions.

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University of Evansville Announces Institute for Public Health

The University of Evansville has announced a new Institute for Public Health, which will facilitate partnerships that provide hands-on experiences to students while addressing community needs in the area of public health.

The mission of the institute is to “cultivate multidisciplinary partnerships among faculty, students, and community members in ways that support the planning and development of evidence-based programs and sound policy.”

“The community is where we work,” said William McConnell, PhD, JD, MPH, director of the Institute for Public Health at UE. “The institute will provide UE students and faculty a platform to come together with the community to solve real public health issues.”

The institute’s first major project has been leading and collaborating with 11 hospital systems around the state of Indiana to conduct a 39-county Community Health Needs Assessment. Projects like this not only connect the University with communities and leaders in health but also provide a range of opportunities for student and faculty collaboration and research. For more information or to request consultation on a public health issue, please visit our website.

The Psychology Department Welcomes New Faculty to UE!

Vinn Campese, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Vinn Campese earned his PhD from the City University of New York Graduate Center. His thesis project examined the neural substrates involved in context-specific memory. He has been a postdoctoral research scientist in the LeDoux lab since 2011, where he has pursued questions about how associative learning contributes to motivation and memory. His work has focused on how maladaptive anxiety or fear-related defensive responding is eliminated by prior experience with avoidance learning. His long-term goal is to identify brain mechanisms that control defensive responding and promote active coping. Vinn Campese

Campese will teach Statistics, Introduction to Neuroscience, and Introduction to Psychology in Fall 2018. Future classes may include Learning, Sensation and Perception, and Neuroscience Research Methods.

Jason Pitt, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Jason Pitt earned his PhD from Northwestern. His thesis project examined the neural mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. His postdoctoral research examined the roll of the basal nucleus (ganglia) in learning and motor skills. He is joining the physical therapy department to teach graduate courses in neuroscience and will contribute to courses in the biology and neuroscience programs.

These courses may include developmental neuroscience, molecular neuroscience, and seminar courses in his research area.

Jason Pitt

Both new faculty members will be on campus August 2018. They are eager to engage with UE students in the classroom and in research!

University of Evansville Announces New Minors in British Studies and Race and Ethnicity Studies

The University of Evansville announces the addition of two new minors: British Studies and Race and Ethnicity Studies.

British Studies Minor
The British Studies course has been the cornerstone of the Harlaxton College curriculum for at least 25 years and, by extension, has served as a common experience for thousands of UE undergraduates and alumni. Harlaxon College, UE’s living, learning center in Grantham, England, is a popular study abroad location for many University of Evansville students.

“The addition of this minor further integrates and strengthens the academic options for UE students,” says Michael Austin, executive vice president for academic affairs at UE. “Most visibly, it will create a curricular pathway that students can follow from admission to study abroad to graduation, making British Studies a central feature of the academic experience rather than a one-off study abroad option.”

The interdisciplinary nature of the program should make it intellectually attractive to students from across the University, and we envision the program being accessible to virtually the same range of students that are attracted to Harlaxton now.

Visit our website to learn more.

Race and Ethnicity Studies Minor
The minor in Race and Ethnicity Studies is an interdisciplinary program in which students critically examine the complexity and constructions of race and ethnicity in different socio-historical and cultural contexts. The program at UE includes experiential education in which fieldwork, an internship, or research involving racial/ethnic issues is supported by critical analysis.

Students complete a common core and work with an advisor to select from a range of elective courses, which include options in the humanities, social sciences, education, and public health.

The minor prepares students from a wide variety of majors to engage an increasingly diverse world as informed, ethical citizens.

Visit our website to learn more.

Easy Ways for Students to Visit

  1. Individual Visit – Monday through Friday and select Saturdays
  2. Open House – October 20, January 21 (2019), April 6 (2019)
  3. Purple Visit Days - June 22, July 13, September 7, November 2, February 10 (2019), March 22 (2019)
  4. Road Trip February 15-17, 2019 (Admitted students only)
  5. Fly-In – We will help with the cost of your flight!
  6. Online – Visit our virtual tour anytime

Purple Visit Days

Experience the University of Evansville on a Purple Visit Day! A Purple Visit Day is a great way to learn how to become a UE student. If you are an applied senior, you have the opportunity to take the ACT Residual, which is a campus-based national ACT exam. These visit days include academic sessions, a campus tour, and lots more!

Check out our visit page on the UE website to help your students plan their trip to campus!

Meet Our Faculty

Bill Stroube, PhD
Department: Chair/School of Health Sciences/Director/Health Services Administration Program

Bill Stroube is professor of health services administration and director of the health services administration graduate and undergraduate programs. Before joining the University of Evansville faculty in 1998, he spent 12 years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and eight years at the US Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. Bill Stroube
Stroube maintains an active research program and has authored and co-authored over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research and teaching interests include international health care issues, health care marketing and strategy, health care regulatory issues, medical ethics, and public health. He is a member and officer of several professional societies. He is past president of the Division of Biology and Medicine of the American Nuclear Society and is the past president and current board member of the international Business and Health Administration Association. He has served on the organizing committee for the past five International Conferences on Health Care Systems.

Stroube has extensive international experience leading student groups through several health care systems. Since 2000, he has taught 17 summer classes in England, China, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. He has spent a total of five months in China during the past six years, including teaching five-week courses in Hangzhou, China, during the summers of 2009, 2011, and 2013. His popular comparative health systems courses in England have been attended by health care professionals and students from more than 25 universities.

He has been active in service to the University and has served as chair of the Faculty Senate. A past recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award, he was presented the University of Evansville Outstanding Teaching Award at the 2008 May Commencement.

Meet Our Admission Counselors

Laura Burton
Territory: Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio

Laura is a life-long resident of Evansville and loves to share her enthusiasm for the community. Her advice to high school students is, don’t be afraid to turn in information request cards to get on mailing lists. This is a great way to start collecting information important to you. Apply to and visit as many schools as you can. Keep an open mind and do the research. This takes time so start early.

Laura Burton
With summer just around the corner, I want to remind you that most universities have their admission office open all summer long. If you have students that will vacation over the summer, encourage them to make a university visit while they are away. It is a great way to see colleges all over the nation and not incur an extra expense! Our monthly newsletters will return in August. Have a great summer!

Sincerely,
Shane Davidson, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

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