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Friday, August 16, 2013

* New Procedure for Marketing Requests Including AceNotes Submissions!

As we begin the new year, many of you are ready to submit requests for AceNotes, room requests, print pieces, videos, news releases, etc. Whatever you need from any area of marketing, it can now be requested through one form. This is the link:
http://www.evansville.edu/offices/marketing/projectrequest/

This form replaces Publication's previous job request form and allows all areas of marketing to assist you in a systematic way.

If there is a cost to your project, you must still submit a paper copy of a check requisition or copy services request as in the past. (There are a few exceptions for departments that have been switched to electronic methods of making those submissions.)

If you are unsure which category to choose for your project or have any other questions, please contact one of the members of the marketing team to assist.

* Save 10% on New Nametags

The UE nametags have been redesigned with the IMPACT messaging on them.

In an effort to encourage as many people as possible to use the new design, we have arranged with our vendor, Ameristamp, to offer a 10% price reduction on all nametags ordered by Friday, September 13.

The discount includes the stipulation that the nametags must be paid by p-card at the time you place the order, so have your card handy.

The number to call is (812) 477-7763.
 

Upcoming Events

* Concurrent Sessions - August 21

9:00-9:50 a.m. 
Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Telling the UE Story with IMPACT – Don Jones
In order to communicate the true sense of the University of Evansville, we must look at who we are and where we’ve come from. The University is international, meaningful, personal, accountable, connected and transformational. These core qualities have come together in one very powerful acronym; IMPACT. Join Don Jones, vice president of marketing and communications, to learn more about what it means to create an IMPACT at the University of Evansville.

10:00-10:50 a.m.
Room 172 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
What Does Internationalization Mean for All of Us?: An Update on International Programs at UE – Wes Milner
While this session will focus on the specific developments in the Office of Study Abroad, Harlaxton, and Intensive English Center, it will describe an overall plan for campus internationalization. This involves the intersection and collaboration of areas such as International Admissions, Cultural Engagement and International Services, General Education, Center for Career Development, Institute for Global Enterprise, and Alumni and Parent Relations.

Room 162 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Technology’s IMPACT for Faculty – Don Hudson, Mike Smith, and Katherine Linzy
Join our technology colleagues as they discuss and demonstrate such features as Video Lecture Capture (demonstration); WebEx Classroom (demonstration); Virtual Lab, Campus Collaboration Spaces; Classroom Technology checkouts: Tablets & Clickers; RAVE Campus Emergency Alert system; iTunes University account; and Internet Bandwidth.

Room 271 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Summer Reading Discussion Leader Training – Lora Becker
(This Session will be repeated.)
Have you agreed to be a discussion leader for the summer reading program? Join other discussion leaders and share ideas to engage freshmen in discussion about the summer book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. 

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Room 73 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Social Responsibility at UE – Dianne Oliver and Geoff Edwards
This session will focus on sharing some of the current efforts underway regarding our support of Social Responsibility at UE, especially in our Enduring Foundations General Education program, as well as seeking input from faculty and others about ways to move our commitments in this area forward as an institution. In addition, opportunities for faculty and others to connect to some existing social responsibility initiatives with their classes will be covered. If you are interested in social responsibility and want to offer input/feedback, or are considering possibilities for how you can incorporate social responsibility in your classes, this session is for you!

Room 272 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Leap into Nearpod and Bring Your Classroom to Life! – Amy Hall
This interactive session will provide an overview of Nearpod, an innovative app that you can use in your classroom to engage your students in their learning. Nearpod allows you to take a boring PowerPoint presentation and turn it into interactive mobile presentations that allow you to assess your learner’s knowledge every step of the way. Bring your favorite mobile device (like an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone) or your laptop computer and see firsthand how Nearpod works. If you bring a mobile device, download the Nearpod app at the App Store before you come. Tips on how to use Nearpod and how to implement it successfully in the classroom will be provided.

Room 273 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Update on the HLC Open Pathway:  2015 Comprehensive Evaluation and Quality Initiative – Brian Ernsting
This session will provide an update on activities related to our upcoming institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.  We will cover progress to date, with an update on the QIP and the work of the Assurance Committee.  A roadmap for future work will be presented, including a description of the kinds of data needed to populate the evidence file.

12:00-12:50 p.m.
Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Academic Cost Analysis of Departments and Majors: Bring your Brown Bag Lunch - Drinks and Dessert Provided – John Mosbo
This session includes information presented to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees at its May meeting. It considers the expense per student credit hour originating from various budget lines, such as salaries, operating lines and capital equipment holdings associated with the department, as well as overhead from the respective dean’s office and academic areas such as the library. Also considered are pedagogical approaches (e.g., writing intensive, labs, studios and clinicals), the interconnectedness of academic programs, and issues of capacity – potential consequences of increased enrollments.

1:00-1:50 p.m.
Room 271 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U) Teagle Goals:Update and Next Steps – Kristy Miller, Chris Mohn, and Lynn Penland
NAC&U member universities are engaged in three goal areas:  to improve and individualize the evaluation of faculty work, to develop holistic department models, and to articulate and expand the NAC&U focus on integrating liberal arts and professional studies.  Campus team leaders will answer questions about the progress to date and lead discussion about how best to approach these goals on our campus.

Room 173 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Center for Career Development – Faculty Presenter Panel: Dan Gahan, Doug Stamps, Jennie Ebeling, and Gene Wells
This faculty panel will provide their perspectives on how the Center for Career Development assists students through the integration of its services in coursework and academic programs.

Room 273 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Understanding and Managing International Students: Cultural Implications in and out of the Classroom - Kate Hogan and Yu Jianqing 
This overview will describe the duties of the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services, examine the makeup of our international student population, while also discussing comparative systems of higher education and apparent trends. In a discussion format, challenges of faculty and staff in integrating and managing international students will be addressed.

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Room 172 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Enduring Foundations General Education Update – Chris Mohn and Dianne Oliver
Join your colleagues for an update on the structure and requirements of the Enduring Foundations General Education model as we begin its implementation.

Room 68 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
What’s New at UE Libraries?  – Kathy Bartelt, Randy Abbott, and Shane White
Your librarian colleagues will present an overview of recently acquired databases for the Libraries.  The databases highlighted will include Applied Science & Technology, Book Review Digest, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Value Line Research Center, and Westlaw Next Campus Research.  This interactive session allows you to pose questions, perform searches, and share your expectations regarding library resources.

Room 71 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Creating Custom Course Materials – Doug Gustwiller and Daren Prather
(This session will be repeated.)
LAD Custom Publishing will present options for creating your own custom course materials for your classes through the UE Bookstore.  Custom materials can be created using a variety of portions of copyrighted publications from multiple publishers including any personal notes you may want to include.  We will also discuss the use of using digital formats that can stand alone or be used in connection with any printed material.  The objective is to offer less expensive course materials to students where it makes sense. 

3:00-3:50 p.m.
Room 162 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Using LiveText to Understand Learning Outcomes – Brian Ernsting
This session will offer an overview of the LiveText software, covering context, user registration, faculty and administrative accounts, assignments, rubrics, and reporting.  Content will be suitable for participants with all levels of experience, including those who are considering how the software might be useful in their area.  Ample time will be reserved for discussion / Q&A.

Room 272 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
How To Support Student Veterans & Increase Retention – Cherie Leonhardt
A student veteran entering the first year of college is at a critical life marker and, much like any student, is dependent on a positive and successful experience to make graduation a likely outcome. It is especially important for colleges to recognize that student veterans bring their own set of characteristics that require special attention during the first year. This webinar will address ways to improve the graduation rate of your student veteran population with particular attention to their first year. 90 minutes.

Room 71 – Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Creating Custom Course Materials – Doug Gustwiller and Daren Prather
(Repeat session)
LAD Custom Publishing will present options for creating your own custom course materials for your classes through the UE Bookstore.  Custom materials can be created using a variety of portions of copyrighted publications from multiple publishers including any personal notes you may want to include.  We will also discuss the use of using digital formats that can stand alone or be used in connection with any printed material.  The objective is to offer less expensive course materials to students where it makes sense. 

Room 271 – Schroeder School of Business Building
Summer Reading Discussion Leader Training – Lora Becker
(Repeat session)
Have you agreed to be a discussion leader for the summer reading program? Join other discussion leaders and share ideas to engage freshmen in discussion about the summer book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. 
 

* Fall Conference Schedule for Tuesday, August 20

12:30 p.m. - Dessert Reception in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building Atrium – entire campus is invited.

1:30 p.m.- Opening Address with President Thomas Kazee and Board Chair Larry Kremer in Shanklin Theatre – entire campus is invited.

2:15 p.m. - Break

2:30 p.m. - Sr. VPAA John Mosbo   

3:00 p.m. - Berger Awards

3:15 p.m. - Twenty-five Year Awards

4:30 p.m. -  Campus Family Picnic

* UE SAAC to Hold Car Wash Fundraiser Tomorrow!

Members of the University of Evansville men's and women's soccer teams and volleyball teams will be holding a car wash fundraiser Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at G.D. Ritzy's on North Green River Road, across from Eastland Mall, to raise money to support UE's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's partners Toys for Tots and Project Linus.

The fundraiser will not only provide an opportunity for the student-athletes to raise money for their local charities, but will also provide fans a chance to meet student-athletes from the Aces' men's and women's soccer teams and volleyball team. Fans will also be able to pick up posters and schedule cards for the upcoming season.

UE's SAAC is a leadership group of student-athletes that is involved in governance at the national, conference and institution level that provides input on legislation, coordinates community service efforts and provides feedback on the student-athlete experience.

Each year, UE's SAAC raises funds to support their partnership with Toys for Tots to provide gifts for local youth during the holiday season. SAAC is also partnering with Project Linus and will be making blankets to assist children who are seriously ill or in need.
 

* Jennie Ebeling to Present Results of the 2013 Season at Jezreel

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling will present the results of the 2013 field season at Jezreel in "The View from Jezebel's Window: Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Jezreel, Israel" on Sunday, August 18 at 7:00 pm at Temple Adath B'nai Israel, 8440 Newburgh Road. Refreshments to follow. For four weeks in May-June, Ebeling and Jezreel co-director Norma Franklin of the University of Haifa led a team of approximately 35, including 12 UE students and alumni, in the excavation of Jezreel, in Israel's Galilee. The team uncovered remains of occupation dating back 4,500 years as well as a very large and well-preserved Iron Age winery dating to the period when Ahab and Jezebel lived at Jezreel ca. 9th century B.C.E. Learn about these and other exciting finds - as well as our plans for the future - this Sunday evening.

Congratulations

* Dale Edwards

UE biology professor Dale Edwards and his colleague Malcolm Vidrine (retired Professor of Biology, LSU Eunice) recently published a new book, Mites of Freshwater Mollusks. The book provides both a summary of worldwide research on mites parasitizing freshwater mollusks and integrates new data regarding the evolutionary relationships among these animals.

“These mites and their host mussels serve as an excellent example of the roles that a variety of remarkably unknown organisms play in the health and survival of natural areas,” remarked Edwards. “Moreover,” he added, “they serve as indicator organisms that can be used to analyze threats and the extent of decimation due to various kinds of environmental changes.”

The book provides a worldwide resource for the study of these mites and mussels, which are known from watersheds on every continent. Mites of Freshwater Mollusks is available at Amazon.com.

Athletics

* Aces Tennis Wins 18th-Straight ITA All-Academic Award

For the 18th season in a row, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team was recognized by the ITA with the All-Academic Team Award.  On the individual side, Gaby Fifer was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

“I’m very proud of our program’s academic accomplishments from this past year.  It is a real challenge to be able to balance Division 1 tennis and tough academics, and these girls have done just that,” head coach Nick Mueller said. 

“Gaby’s individual recognition is well deserved.  She has been extremely focused on her school work since her arrival at UE.  I’m proud to say she earned a 4.0 GPA this past spring semester while carrying 19 credits.  The amazing part is she is a mechanical engineering major!” 

In order to receive team recognition, the squad must post a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or above on a 4.0 scale.  All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in at least one match must average into the GPA for the academic year of 2012-13.  As a team, the Purple Aces finished with a GPA of 3.366.

While improving by leaps and bounds in her sophomore campaign, Gaby Fifer also maintained a 3.868 GPA while majoring in mechanical engineering.  For her efforts, she was UE’s recipient of the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award.  To receive that recognition, a student-athlete must be a varsity letterwinner, have a GPA of 3.50 or higher and be enrolled at the school for at least two semesters.

The honor marked the second one for Fifer, who also took those honors as a freshman in 2011-12.

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