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Thursday, August 22, 2013

* Parking Permits Now Available!

The 2013-2014 parking permits are now available for purchase in the Office of Safety and Security. They will be sold between 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The price is $50 for the academic year. Employees will once more be able to use payroll deduction to pay for their permits.


Upcoming Events

* WUEV 91.5 to Feature Thunder/Dreamer to Promote Alhambra Theatre

Thunder/Dreamer will be on WUEV 91.5 FM at 4 pm on Friday, August 23 to promote the Alhambra Arts & Music Fest which will take place on August 30 & 31. Thunder/Dreamer is one of the bands performing at the Fest. They will play and talk about their music and the upcoming event. For more information on the event, people can go on-line to



* 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.


* 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



* Senior Sport Management Student Bryce Weiler Appearing on 14 WFIE's Midday with Mike

Senior sport management student Bryce Weiler is going to be a featured guest on Midday with Mike hosted by Mike Blake on Channel 14 WFIE. The show airs on Monday, August 26 from 11:00-11:30 a.m.

* 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.

* Biology Professor Participates in Book Donation Ceremony

Dale Edwards, UE biology professor and president of the Indiana Academy of Science, spoke at a recent Subaru of America book donation ceremony held Friday, August 16th at Washington Irving School in Indianapolis. The science book donation was realized through signature collection at the Annual Indiana Academy of Science Meeting, held this past March at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, where nearly 400 Indiana scientists, science educators and young emerging scientists were in attendance.

“The Indiana Academy of Science is a proud supporter of the Subaru Loves Science program, and is very happy to have helped to make today's science book donation possible for students from Washington Irving School,” said Edwards.

The Indiana Academy of Science is a professional membership organization of Indiana scientists, science educators and graduate and undergraduate science students; dedicated to improving education in the sciences and diffusing scientific information, promoting scientific research, and encouraging communication and cooperation among scientists. It has been an important voice of Indiana science since its inception in 1885.

* 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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