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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Upcoming Events

* Join UE's Race for the Cure Team

This year’s race will be on Saturday Sept 28 in Downtown Evansville.  Please join Team UE now and get an “early bird” discount through June 30 at  Questions?  Please contact Jen at x2021 or jj130.

* Summer Wellness Activities - Health Screenings, Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, Wellness Nurse Visits

Employee Health Screenings are scheduled June 24 and 25. Appointments are required this year. From June 10 - 24, log in to AceLink and schedule an appointment. You may also cancel and reschedule appointments. Your insured spouse will need an appointment, too. The Summer Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is June 24 - Aug. 18. Register during the health screenings. Complete rules are available in AceLink>Human Resources>Wellness.

Campus visits by the wellness nurse are most Mondays, 1 - 3 p.m. The schedule is always posted out Human Resources and can be found at Acelink>Human Resources>Wellness.

Contact your wellness nurse, Carolyn Hendrickson for questions. Additional information about the health screenings and healthy lifestyle challenges will be in AceNotes soon.


Info You Should Know

* Vacation Accrual Issue

There was a problem in the rollover of accrued vacation hours for the new plan year.  The Office of Human Resources is working with Datatel to resolve this issue to ensure all employees have the correct vacation balance.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Schum at ext. 2038.

* Seeking Faculty Book Recommendations

Faculty members, what are you reading this summer? You're invited to share your book recommendations for a feature that will appear on UE’s website and social media channels. 

If you'd like to contribute, please e-mail Kristen Lund, director of news services (KL147) the title and author of a book you’d recommend for a broad audience -- as well as a brief explanation of why it’s worth a read -- by the end of the day Wednesday, June 5. Thank you in advance for your help!

* Office Depot Returns

The Office of Administrative Services handles all online Office Depot product returns.  Departments with product returns or issues need to contact Cathy Wellmeier for instructions at extension 2941 or email cw220 prior to sending any product to Mail Services.  Contacting Cathy first helps to expedite the return process and ensure department credit for returned product, as applicable.

* Health Tips: Destress Through Diet

While food isn’t a cure-all when it comes to stress, what you consume has the potential to affect your body.

Alcohol, caffeine, and high-sugar foods can contribute to mood changes, excessive stress, and blood sugar disruption.

Foods rich in the vitamin B complex, on the other hand, may help you stabilize your mood and avoid stress, while those rich in antioxidants may help combat the free radicals released when your body’s stressed.

If you feel stressed this week, increase your vitamin B and antioxidant intake by eating more veggies (especially dark leafy greens), whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

* Scam Alerts – Copiers/Printers

Individuals on campus are again randomly receiving scam calls from individuals requesting departmental printer and/or copier information (model or serial numbers, cartridge numbers, etc.).  Keep in mind, UE current printer/copier vendors already have access to UE equipment information and will never call departments requesting it.  In some cases, scammers are calling for individuals by name, saying that they need copier/printer information for repair purposes.  A scammers intent is to obtain information and to bill the University. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION.  Simply tell the caller that you are not authorized to provide information and refer them to the Office of Administrative Services.  Usually this quickly ends the conversation.

If you receive a scam call, please report it to Kim Winsett, Office of Administrative Services at 2940.



* Team UE Wins Gold Bracket in Dragon Boat

Congratulations to Jeff Chestnut and his team for winning the Gold Bracket again this year!  UE areas represented on the team were Students, Athletics, Student Life, Admissions, Physical Plant, Faculty and Development.  Go Aces!

* Kathleen Murphy

Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Kathleen M. Murphy has two chapters, Ethical Considerations in Experiential Learning, and Experiential Learning in Music Therapy: Faculty and Student Perspectives included in Self Experiences in Music Therapy Education, Training and Supervision edited by Kenneth E. Bruscia and published by Barcelona Publishers. 

* Cris Hochwender

Associate Professor of Biology Cris Hochwender has a research article titled “Costs of glucosinolates in Brassica rapa: Are they context dependent?” in the most recent issue of the Open Journal of Ecology.  Two former UE biology majors— Krista Fleck and Nikki Duvall — are co-authors on the paper. The paper uncovered evidence that chemical defenses can be costly, but that those costs may be temperature dependent, occurring only under higher temperatures, where turnover of chemical compounds may be greater.


Sympathy to...

* Vicky Hughes and Family

Condolences to Instructor of Software Technology and Internet Technology Vicky Hughes on the death of her mother Phyllis Marks on May 21.  A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, May 25, in Lexington, Kentucky.



* Kaczmarski Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

University of Evansville redshirt sophomore outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

Kaczmarski led the Purple Aces with a .339 batting average, .504 slugging percentage, 48 runs scored, 15 doubles, six home runs and 15 stolen bases on his way to earning All-MVC First Team recognition.  The Cary, Ill., native reached based in all but two games for UE this season and put together a season-long 35-game on-base streak, before failing to reach safely in Evansville’s season finale. 

In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Kaczmarski posted a 3.31 grade-point average (GPA) in the classroom as an exercise science major.

Kaczmarski was one of 12 players selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team, which was selected by a vote of the league’s sports information directors.  In order to be eligible for the recognition, student-athletes must have a cumulate 3.2 GPA or higher, be at least a sophomore in athletic and academic standing and meet certain playing requirements.


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