University of Evansville

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Monday, June 24, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Wellness Screenings/Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Begins

Employee wellness screenings are in Eykamp 253, 254, 255 in Ridgway University Center on June 24 and 25. A 2 hour fast is recommended. A representative from Meritain Health will be available on Monday, 12 - 2 p.m. and Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. to answer any health insurance questions you may have. Sign up for the summer healthy lifestyle challenge at the health screening, too. You could win a $50 gift card in addition to earning HRA credit. Complete rules are in Acelink/Areas/Human Resources/Wellness/Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.


Info You Should Know

* New Marketing Object Codes

The Office of Fiscal Affairs and the Office of Marketing and Communications have developed new marketing expense object codes for use by your department when charging expenses that are funded by your budget and are associated with marketing projects. The new expense object codes are to be used effective immediately.

The link to a list of the new codes is:

The new codes start with “552” and will be pooled to your 55000 services budget. You should use these new object codes as appropriate for pcard purchases, requisitions, mail, and copy services requests, etc.

With respect to existing object codes, the 55001 object code for advertising will be inactivated.

You may continue to use the existing 55065 object code for printing of routine internal forms such as parking tickets, vacation forms, travel forms, etc., but you will need to use the new 55245 code for printing costs associated with marketing projects.

Speakers associated with lecture series events open to the public should be charged to 55230 instead of the existing honorarium code of 55045.

The 55045 code will continue to be used for non-contract payments to faculty, administrators or staff and speakers for classroom purposes.

Promotional items to be given away, such as t-shirts, key chains or similar items with the UE logo should be charged to the new code 55205 for ad specialties. These types of items should no longer be charged to supply object codes.

If you have additional questions, please call the Office of Fiscal Affairs at ext. 2183.

* 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  No running experience required.  Friends and family are also encouraged to join Team UE!  Questions?  Please contact Jen at x2021 or jj130.

* Attention UE Cardholders

The June Pcard Cycle started May 22 and ends on June 21. Cycle statements may be run and printed on June 23. The GL upload will occur on June 28. At the time of GL Upload, cardholders will no longer be able to modify transaction details for the June Cycle.



* Concrete Canoe Wins Innovation Award, Places 10th at Nationals, Featured in New York Times

The University of Evansville’s Concrete Canoe team won the Innovation Award and earned 10th place overall in the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition — cracking the top 10 for only the second time in team history. The 26th annual competition took place June 20-22 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

UE won the competition’s Innovation Award for the strategic use of a dimpled texture to reduce drag on their canoe, “Palus” (an astronomical term to describe a surface feature on the moon). The canoe, which measures 19.9 feet long and weighs 216 pounds, was inspired by an episode of “MythBusters” that investigated whether a car with a dimpled texture like a golf ball could obtain better gas mileage. The team also finished sixth in the technical paper category, their highest finish in history.

The UE Concrete Canoe team was led by Jamie Johnson (project manager), James Gabe, Chris Kuester, and Heather Passey. Members included Jaclyn Altstadt, Christina Bernauer, Abby Browder, George Carroll, Ryan Hayes, Luc Heidenreich, Hieronymus Mitchell, Hannah Okray, and Shannon Osiecki. Mark Valenzuela, associate professor of civil engineering, is the team's faculty advisor.

UE's Concrete Canoe team was also featured in the New York Times' coverage of the competition, available online.



* UE Announces June 25 Ticket Promotion

The University of Evansville Athletics Department is celebrating the halfway mark to Christmas on Tuesday, June 25 and will be incorporating a basketball ticket promotion to give fans a great deal on that day only.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, fans may purchase up to 4 tickets at half price to be used for any men’s or women’s basketball game in December (with the exception of the men’s game against Butler).

Those who make their purchases for the promotion on Tuesday will receive a certificate that can be redeemed when individual tickets go on sale.  Fans will be able to select their games and seat locations at that time by redeeming the certificate at the ticket office. 

Fans can stop by the Carson Center Ticket Office or call (812) 488-ACES to purchase tickets.


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