University of Evansville

University of Evansville

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Upcoming Events

* Employee Health Screening Information

Health Screenings are June 24 and 25. An additional screening is scheduled in September for those who cannot attend in June. Appointments are required; sign up on Acelink. A two hour fast prior to the screening is recommended. HRA credit is earned by attending this screening. HRA insured attend at no cost. Anyone else may attend but will be charge $34 at the time of the screening. Payment with cash or check payable to the University of Evansville is accepted (no credit cards, please. A customer insurance representative will be available during the health screenings. A rep will present 12 – 2 p.m. on June 24 and 9-11 a.m. on June 25.

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Begins June 24

The employee summer Healthy Lifestyle Challenge begins June 24. You may sign up at the Health Screening on June 24 or 25. Any UE employee and spouse may join. Rules and an example weekly log sheet are available now in Acelink>/Areas>HR>Wellness>Healthy Lifestle Challenge. The top 5 finishers will receive a $50 gift card. HRA insured can earn $150 credit for completion of this challenge.

Info You Should Know

* Girl Scout Event Hosted by UE on Campus

On Friday, June 14, UE hosted a Girl Scout overnight STEM to STEAM program.  Throughout the night, 58 middle and high school girls from southwest Indiana participated in six workshops hosted by faculty and students. The activities included creating art from food, building a solar cell, extracting pigments from flowers, observing nature and investigating energy in theater.   Faculty involved included: Diane Brewer, Erin Davis, Cris Hochwender, Kristie Hochwender, Ann Powell, Angela Reisetter, Tony Richardson, Joyce Stamm, Heidi Strobel and Todsapon Thananatthanachon.

* Katie Ciccarelli to Lead Institute for Global Enterprise

The University of Evansville and the Schroeder School of Business are pleased to announce that Katie Ciccarelli will become the executive director of the Institute for Global Enterprise, effective August 1.

Ciccarelli replaces Dan Miller, the Institute’s retiring executive director.

The Institute for Global Enterprise, a part of the Schroeder School of Business, exists to create opportunities and challenges that prepare students to contribute and succeed in a global economy. Additionally, IGE serves as a partner to regional business by providing ongoing education and external resources that enhance a company’s ability to grow, expand, and successfully compete in a worldwide marketplace and environment.

“I have immense enthusiasm for the future of the Institute for Global Enterprise under the leadership of Katie Ciccarelli,” said Steven Standifird, PhD, dean of the Schroeder School of Business. “Her background, experience, and perspectives make her uniquely qualified to guide this initiative into the future. Katie will build on the foundation laid by Dan Miller, and will expand the Institute’s mission of creating valuable global opportunities for both students and regional businesses."

For the past year, Ciccarelli has served as the director of program development for the Institute at UE. Her role has included developing executive education programs, leading study abroad opportunities, and participating in shaping the vision for the future of the Institute. Prior to relocating to Evansville, Ciccarelli was associate director of the Ahlers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego, where she was also an adjunct professor of international business. She has worked, taught, and studied in Italy, Thailand, France, Portugal, and Brazil. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of California at Davis, and she earned an International MBA from the University of San Diego.

Dan Miller has led the Institute for the past two years. Prior to joining UE, Miller served as president of the Office Furniture Division of Kimball International. Before that, he led Whirlpool’s efforts in Latin America. Miller, a 1970 UE graduate, will continue to be involved in the Institute as its first-ever global executive in residence, a role that will allow him to contribute to the Institute’s mission on an ongoing basis.

The Institute for Global Enterprise at UE is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.

* Join UE's Race for the Cure Team – Race Set for September 28th

Join Team UE now and get an “early bird” discount through June 30 at http://evansville.info-komen.org/goto/teamue.  No running experience required.  Friends and family are also encouraged to join Team UE!  Questions?  Please contact Jen at x2021 or jj130.

* Wellness Screening Signup/Registration Now Available

Schedule your appointment for the health screenings begining June 10. Log into AceLink anytime between Monday, June 10 until Friday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. Please schedule an appointment for you insured spouse, too. If you need to change/cancel an appointment, do this in AceLink, too, but please cancel any existing appointment. As a reminder, HRA credit is earned by attending a health screening. HRA insured attend at no cost. Non-HRA employees/spouses may also attend but will be charged $34 at the time of the screening. Another screening will be held in September if you are unable to attend this one. You may contact the employee wellness nurse for any questions by emailing Carolyn.hendrickson@meritain.com

* Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS) for FY13-14

Are you constantly seeking the appropriate signatures for “Copy Service Requests” and/or “In-House Office Supply” forms before submitting your request? Avoid the routing hassles by submitting a completed “PAADS” form with signature authorizations (per the UE Approval Policy.) today.  By obtaining pre-authorization for Distribution Services requests, requestors save valuable time for a fiscal year based on the dollar amount designated, account numbers provided and services requested on the PAADS form.

The renewal process is simple.
1. Print, complete, obtain authorized signature and submit the form via campus mail to Doris Cook/Distribution Services/GS the PAADS form which is located on either of the following websites on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions at
• Copy Services website at  http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/
• Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/

Note: Employee status changes (Requestors and Approvers) during a fiscal year will void a PAADS and a new approved PAADS will be necessary.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email dc47

Congratulations

* Ralph Larmann Awarded Nancy and Fred Nation Award of Recognition

Ralph Larmann, professor of art, was awarded the Nancy and Fred Nation Award of Recognition for his painting A Neighborhood of Citizens United which will be exhibited at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute beginning June 29th to August 24th in the 69th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition. The exhibition was open to artists from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio and this year’s distinguished juror was Kris Ercums, Curator of Global Contemporary and Asian Art at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on June 29 from 3-6 pm EST and the public is invited to attend.

Athletics

* Kelsey Costales Appointed To Serve On National SAAC Committee

University of Evansville women’s tennis player Kelsey Costales has been appointed as a member of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for a 2-year appointment beginning on July 1, 2013 and ending on July 1, 2015.

Each Division I athletic conference nominates one SAAC representative to serve on the national committee.  Costales is the first nominee from the University of Evansville to be appointed to represent the league on a national level. 

“Being selected as the National SAAC Representative is an honor both personally and as a Purple Ace,” Costales said.  “I am extremely excited to represent the Missouri Valley Conference on a national level and know that great things lie ahead in the near future.”

Costales, who is entering her second year as UE’s female SAAC rep with the Missouri Valley Conference, has made a great impact in her time with the school.  She initiated a cook book fundraiser for Toys for Tots which during a two year period generated over $3,000.  She also assisted in the coordination of UE’s team of student-athletes for Relay of Life while helping in several other community efforts.

“We are extremely proud of Kelsey and her growth as a leader the past three years,” UE Senior Associate AD and Advisor for UE’s SAAC Sarah Solinsky said.  “Kelsey expressed an interest to get more involved and she has demonstrated a strong commitment to our campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).  Her selection to serve on the National Division 1 SAAC is well deserved.” 

The mission of SAAC is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.  Costales will be responsible for serving as a leader and liaison between the committee, the MVC and the University of Evansville.

Costales will once again serve as UE’s female rep while men’s basketball player David Howard is her male counterpart.

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