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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

* 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

* UE Acettes Auditions

The UE Acettes will hold auditions for the 2013-2014 school year on September 1. All eligible students are welcomed to audition. Please visit our webpage for more information or contact Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145. We look forward to adding 2-3 more teammates to this year's program!

For more information go to:

* Fall Employee Wellness Screening Scheduled

The annual fall wellness screening is September 9 in Eykamp 253/254/255, Ridgway University Center. Wellness credits for HRA insured will be awarded. If you attended during the summer, please do not schedule an appointment for this session.

There is a new procedure this year – appointments are required. Beginning August 21 until September 6 at 10 p.m., log in to AceLink to schedule an appointment. Schedule an appointment for your insured spouse, too. If necessary, you can cancel and/or reschedule your appointment until close on Sept. 6.

HRA insured attend the health screening at no cost. Non-HRA employees/spouses may also schedule an appointment, but there is a $34 charge (payable by cash or check to the University) at the time of the screening.

If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Hendrickson at or telephone 812 773-0327.

* Welcome Scott Henne, Dean of Admission, to Campus!

A welcome reception will be held for Scott Henne, Dean of Admission, on Monday, August 26 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the lobby of Olmsted Administration Hall. Scott previously served as director of freshman recruitment at Valparaiso University in northwestern Indiana. Under his leadership, Valparaiso experienced record freshman classes over the past three years in number, academics, and diversity. Please join the campus community in welcoming Scott as part of the UE team!

* Sign up for United Way's Day of Caring

Each year UE supports United Way by allowing employees to volunteer during business hours on the United Way Day of Caring. This year it is Friday, September 6 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (lunch will be provided at our site). UE employees who are interested in participating are asked to complete the volunteer form. Employees DO need supervisor approval, but are not required to take leave time to participate. UE employees will volunteer again this year with Evansville ARC on several projects. The projects are listed on the volunteer form. Please indicate your preference of projects and we will try to accommodate your choice. UE has been a proud leader in Day of Caring participation in past years. This year President Kazee and Dr. Sharon Kazee will be joining our team and encourage your participation.

All Day of Caring workers are invited to an early morning breakfast and program at the Centre in downtown Evansville before you start work from 7 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Evansville ARC and United Way greatly appreciate your time, hard work, and willingness to serve our community. Thank you!

Please fill out the volunteer form and return it to Brian Conner in Ridgway University Center 229 by August 23 (if you want to be able to choose your T-shirt size) and no later than August 30 (your choice of T-shirt size cannot be guaranteed after the 23rd). Questions? Contact Brian Conner at ext. 1107 or bc32.


Info You Should Know

* Dr. Mark Davis Named Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. Mark Davis, associate professor of biology, has been appointed by President Kazee to succeed Professor Tamara Wandel as the University's Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Davis will serve in this capacity through July 2016, working closely with UE's offices of financial aid, admissions, and the registrar on behalf of UE student-athletes, and representing UE with the NCAA and Missouri Valley Conference.

* Used Books & Donation Boxes for Annual United Way Book Sale

The 4th Annual United Way Book Sale will be held on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17. Donation boxes will soon appear around campus. Their locations will be published in a future Acenotes. If you have a large number of books to donate, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35 or x2487.


* New Hires

Ashley Barlow (right) has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach. She comes to UE from IUPUI, where she was an assistant coach for two seasons. Prior to her role at IUPUI, Ashley played four seasons at the University of Notre Dame where she was an All-Big East performer. 

Gail Vignola (left) has been named academic director of UE's Writing Center, effective August 19. She will continue teaching as a faculty member in the Intensive English Center, a position she has held since 2012, and holds a master's degree from Barry University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Alicia Choi (right) has been named artist in residence with the Eykamp String Quartet.

She comes to UE from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she completed a year of the Artist Certificate in Chamber Music degree, and she holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College. Alicia, a violinist, began her position at UE August 14.

Please join us in congratulating Ashley, Gail, and Alicia on their new positions!


* Discounted Parking Permits for UE License Plate Holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2013 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2013-14. The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state. If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, visit If you already have your 2013 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year. If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25. If you have any questions, contact

* Libraries Announces Regular Fall & Spring Semester Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of regular hours during Autumn & Spring Semesters. Exceptions to regular hours will be announced in advance (e.g., Final Exams;  University holidays;  Autumn & Spring Breaks).

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at either 488.2376 or . First day of classes is Wednesday, August 28.

UE Libraries hours for Fall and Spring Semesters:

• Monday:            7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Tuesday:            7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Wednesday:     7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Thursday:           7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Friday:                 7:30 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
• Saturday:           10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
• Sunday:              Noon  -  Midnight

* 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Applications Available for UE Students

The admission application for the DPT entering class of 2014 is available for UE students at under Application Materials, University of Evansville Students (Not Direct Entry). The application deadline is September 15, 2013. For questions, please contact Sherri Chambliss, Operations Administrator at

* August Pcard Cycle Ending

The August Pcard Cycle started July 23 and ends on August 21. Cycle statements may be run and printed on August 23. The GL upload will occur on August 29. At the time of GL Upload, cardholders will no longer be able to modify transaction details for the August Cycle.



* Pete Rosen Discusses "Where is the Wisdom We Have Lost in Technology"

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Peter Rosen was a panelist on Wisdom in Information Systems at the Americas Conference on Information Systems 2013 in Chicago, IL. He was invited to sit on the panel based on his past research on crowdsourcing and the wisdom of crowds.

* 25-Year Awards

Congratulations to the four individuals recognized Tuesday at Fall Conference for 25 years of service to the University of Evansville:

  • Randy Abbott, head reference librarian
  • Larry Caldwell, professor of English
  • Bob Dale, grounds maintenance supervisor
  • Patti McCrory, professor of theatre

Thank you for your service and for all you do for the campus community!

* Berger Award Winners

Congratulations to David Dwyer, Mark Gruenwald, and Jean Beckman, the winners of the 2013 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Awards. The awards are presented each year to members of the University of Evansville faculty who demonstrate exceptional scholarly activity and service.

Dwyer, chair of the Department of Mathematics and a professor of mathematics, and Gruenwald, also a professor of mathematics, jointly received the award for scholarship. Beckman, a professor of chemistry, earned the award for service. UE President Tom Kazee presented both awards Tuesday afternoon at the University’s annual Fall Conference for faculty and administrators.

The Berger Awards are presented annually in memory of Sadelle and Sydney Berger. Sadelle was a UE graduate and lifelong member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences at UE, while Sydney was a well-known local attorney. Both dedicated their lives to public service. The Berger family established the endowment to give recognition to faculty at the University of Evansville.


Sympathy to...

* Family and Friends of UE Trustee Albert Jeffers

Albert L. Jeffers died Saturday, August 10 in McAllen, Texas after a long illness. Jeffers was elected to the Evansville College Board of Trustees in 1965 as a representative of the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. From 1979 to 1981, he served as secretary to the Board. He enjoyed a successful career in the legal arena and was a senior partner in the law firm of Jeffers, Hoffman and Niewyk, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, specializing in intellectual property law. Jeffers graduated from the University of Evansville in 1949 with a BSME. In 1952, he obtained his JD from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He was admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States.

He is survived by Mary Lea Jeffers, his wife; Adele Jeffers Everett, daughter; Paul W. Everett, son-in-law; Joel C. Everett, grandson; Lane M. Everett, Joel's wife; Isaac J. Everett, grandson; Katie Everett, Isaac's wife; Miles A. Everett and Nathan A. Everett, great-grandsons; as well as nephews Gary Jeffers and Robert Jeffers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, August 24 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home, 208 N. Main Street, in Huntingburg, Indiana, with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites. The Rev. Ken Harrison and Isaac Everett will officiate the services.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 23. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at:

The University of Evansville is one of the preferred organizations for contributions in Jeffers' memory
Jeffers' complete obituary can be found at:


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