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Friday, January 10, 2014

* City-wide Water Conservation Notice

The Evansville Water & Sewer Utility (EWSU) is declaring a request to all citizens and customers, including businesses and industry, to use less water for the next several days. This will provide some relief to the City’s depleted water resources and treatment facilities’ capacity, which are being affected by weather-related events.

Evansville’s water treatment plant water reservoir resources are currently at only 40 percent due to two main causes:
1) Numerous water main breaks are drawing water out of the system, and;
2) The extremely cold water from the Ohio River is creating issues with meeting water quality standards. EWSU crews are actively cleaning the water beds to achieve water quality standards, which is also contributing to drawing down the City’s water resources.

The depleted reservoir may impact water pressure throughout the system, which could result in the need for a City-wide boil advisory. Citizens, businesses and industry can help to avoid that by taking steps to conserve water until the system is back at normal operating capacity.

Here’s how City residents and businesses can help:

--Report water main breaks – If you spot a water main break, report it immediately by calling the Utility’s dispatch department at (812) 421-2130. The Utility has added staff to its water main repair team and has hired additional outside contractors as well.

--Conserve water – There are many ways you can help conserve water:

  • Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Take showers instead of tub baths. Turn off the water while soaping or shampooing.
  • If you must use a tub, close the drain before turning on the water, and fill the tub only half
  • full. Bathe small children together.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables in a basin. Use a vegetable brush.
  • Don’t use water to defrost frozen foods; thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher. Wash only full loads.
  • Add food wastes to your compost pile instead of using the garbage disposal.
  • Wash only full loads of laundry or use the appropriate water level or load size selection on
  • the washing machine.
  • Repair leaks. A leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water per day. To detect leaks in the
  • toilet, add food coloring to the tank water. If the colored water appears in the bowl, the
  • toilet is leaking.
  • Hold off on getting a car wash.

Upcoming Events

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for Spring 2014 UE Wind Ensemble will be held on Tuesday, January 14 (11:00-11:45 am and 3:00-5:45 pm). Any interested student should sign up for an audition time on the UE Bands bulletin board (across from FA 103). Request a copy of the audition excerpts by emailing Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (ks306).

* Alumni Show at The Melvin Peterson Gallery

Come and view the work of our talented UE Art Alumni at the Melvin Peterson Gallery January 13 through February 14th. Full gallery hours will be posted after the first week of classes. Email for more information.


Info You Should Know

* Libraries Announces Spring Semester Regular Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of regular hours during Spring Semester 2014 beginning on January 13th. Break hours and other exceptions to normal hours will be announced in advance. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or .

Sunday: Noon - Midnight
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.

* Fall Dean's List Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers

Congratulations to all who made the Fall 2013 Dean's List! To recognize this achievement, news releases have been sent to your hometown newspapers and posted online at

You should receive an e-mail notification with a link to view your story online and share your achievement with friends and family through e-mail and social media. If you haven't already, log in to via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, leadership positions, activities, and professional experience.

Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. UE helps students create a positive online presence by providing as a free service. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2236 or

* Libraries Announces Winter Intersession Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the current Winter intersession this week.
- Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday: CLOSED
- Sunday: CLOSED
- January 13th: Resume Regular Hours


Sympathy to...

* Tom Benson and Family

Condolences to WUEV General Manager Tom Benson and his family on the death of his mother, Kathleen Vivian Benson (nee St. John). A loving mother, doting grandmother, and Ohio State fan, Ms. Benson passed away on January 1 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Vivian St. John of Akron, Ohio and her sister, Debbie Robinson. Kathleen is survived by her brother, Raymond St. John, daughters, Aimee and Tyler Benson, and son, Tom Benson, and three grandchildren: Simone and Adele Rosenthal and Connor Benson.

She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Berea, OH, St. Peter's Church in Columbia, SC and St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Chapel Hill. She enjoyed dancing, laughing, and Ohio State football.

A viewing took place at Walkers Funeral Home in Chapel Hill on Sunday, January 5 from 4-6 pm, with a funeral mass at St. Thomas More on Monday, January 6 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.




* Aces Softball Winter Prospect Camp is Full

The University of Evansville softball team's Winter Prospect Camp is full and registration is now closed. The camp will take place on Sunday, January 12th. For planning purposes, no walk-ups will be allowed.

For those who were interested in participating in the camp, the team will hold camps in the future for those who could not attend.

The softball team begins its season in February and hopes to have your support at Cooper Stadium this spring. For more details on the upcoming season make sure to check out


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