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Thursday, June 6, 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.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

A TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, June 19, for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* 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.

* Summer College Looking for Volunteers

Summer College is a program organized by the Evansville Association for the Blind (EAB)and held on UE's campus during the summer II session. The program is open for students with any disability giving them a chance to explore college as a possible option for their future. EAB is currently looking for volunteers to be readers for the program. The number of hours you volunteer is flexible. Reading will mainly involve reading tests and recording answers, but could also involve reading class handouts and text books to students. If interested in volunteering please email Krysti Hughes at You may contact Debbie Brenton at 488-2663 or with any questions. Additional information about the program can be found at


Info You Should Know

* Accounting & Audit News

Accounting and Audit is no longer accepting budget adjustments for fiscal year 2012-13.  If you have any questions, you may call Michele Adams at ext. 2183.

* 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.



* Four UE Sports Receive APR Public Recognition Award

Four University of Evansville sports were honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards based on their multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR).

Among the sports included in the NCAA’s recognition were the Purple Aces women’s cross country team, the women’s golf squad, UE’s women’s tennis team and Evansville volleyball.  All awards are for the 2011-12 season.

Both the women’s golf and cross country teams received recognition for the fourth year in a row.  The UE women’s cross country team posted the second-highest team GPA last year as they checked in with a 3.605. 

“Our girls know that they are supposed to be #1 and they have done a great job of keeping that up,” cross country coach Don Walters said.  “Academics are tops at UE and when one of our girls is not on their game academically, someone else is always there to pick them up.  I am proud of what our team does year in and year out.”

Head golf coach Jim Hamilton also helped lead his women’s team to recognition for the fourth time in as many years.

“It is a great honor to receive this recognition for the fourth year in a row,” Hamilton said.  “Our team did an excellent job of performing on the course and in the classroom.  I am very proud of our girls for this accomplishment.”

Evansville’s volleyball team recorded the top GPA out of all of the school’s athletic programs last year as they finished with a 3.618 to receive recognition for the second time with the other coming in 2008-09.  The team received AVCA recognition as three players (Ashley Ring, Rachel TenHoor and Ellen Sawin) finished the year with GPA’s above 3.90.  Finishing with a 3.476 was the women’s tennis team.  It marked the third team honor and first since the 2005-06 school year.

Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR).  This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports.  Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.  The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.


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