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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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* I-House: Russia

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Russia. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Olga Kuzmina will discuss what her life is like in Russia. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7 pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Newman Club Lenten Collection in Ridgway to help UE alum serving in Russia

The Newman Club will be in Ridgway University Center this week collecting money for their annual Lenten collection. This year, donations will go to an Evansville native and UE alum who is ministering in Vladivostok, Russia. Father Myron Effing has been serving as a missionary in Russia since 1991, and his mission society sponsors many activities to support the poor in eastern Russia, from Boy Scouts, to food and medical assistance, to Alcoholics Anonymous. Please give what you can - just a little loose change from everyone can make a difference! For more information, contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201.

* Interested in a Philosophy Club?

Students Interested in starting a Philosophy Club should attend a meeting on Wednesday, April 16, from 4-5 pm, in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Come out and enjoy this meeting and discuss how we would like to move forward with regard to beginning a Philosophy Club next fall. Treats to be provided.

* Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings

During the period of April 14 through April 25, benefit-eligible employees may enroll in the UE health, dental, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. This period also provides an opportunity for employees to make changes between levels of coverage. It is the only chance for benefit eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

Enrollment/change forms are available during open enrollment meetings and in the Office of Human Resources. If you don't want to make any change to your coverage, you do not need to complete any forms (unless you want to enroll in the ACES flexible spending account for 2014-15).

Please consider attending one of the following open enrollment meetings to learn about exciting new benefits that will be offered beginning June 1, including voluntary life insurance and an onsite medical clinic for employees and dependents covered on UE health insurance. All of the meetings will be held in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center at these dates and times:
•   Monday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
•   Monday, April 14 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
•   Tuesday, April 15 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
•   Wednesday, April 16 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
•   Wednesday, April 16 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions.

* Retirement Reception Honoring Dr. John Mosbo

A retirement reception honoring retiring Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs John Mosbo, will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 3:00-4;30 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge, in the Schroeder Family Business Building. Please join us in thanking Dr. Mosbo for his service to the University.

* Today's Summer & Part-Time Job Fair Moving Inside Ridgway University Center

Due to cooler temperatures, today's Summer and Part-time Job Fair is moving inside Ridgway University Center, 2nd Floor Mezzanine. (same time and date.)

Find summer or part-time employment at this week's job fair on Wednesday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

- Professional attire is not required (just stop by)
- Bring many copies of your resume

Sponsored by:
Center for Career Development


Upcoming Events

* Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Informational Session

Beta Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold an informal Informational Meeting on Monday, April 21. This meeting will be held in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center,. The start time is 7:00 PM. Dress will be business formal for those attending. Please feel free to contact Keith Patterson at with any questions. Sponsored by Cara Wood, Greek Life coordinator.

* APA Writing Bootcamp!

Do you have an APA paper due? This Thursday - April 17 -  at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center, our resident APA specialist will present a workshop on how to format and cite papers according to the APA style manual, including the cover page and reference page, internal citations, and running heads. Hope to see you there!

* NOON PRAYER @ NEU on Maundy Thursday, April 17

Come to Neu Chapel on Maundy Thursday, April 17, for NOON PRAYER at 12:10 p.m. The service will include readings (scripture and sacred poetry) and music by Johann Sebastian Bach suitable for Holy Week. University Organist Douglas Reed and University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman will lead the service.

* Fast for a Day - Location Change

The location for "Fast for a Day" has been changed to Grabill Lounge in Neu Chapel. It had originally been scheduled to take place in Ridgway University Center. The date and time of the event - Thursday, April 17 from 7:15-8:15 p.m. - has NOT changed.

RSVP required. The UE community is invited to fast on this date. We will begin fasting at sunrise and break our fast at sunset with dinner at 7:30 p.m. A short presentation will precede the dinner at 7:15 p.m. Hosted by the Muslim Students Association. RSVP with Kareem El-Khodary at

* Beauty of Engineering Event Planned for April 26

The Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) organization is partnering with the University of Evansville to offer “The Beauty of Engineering”, a career discovery event for girls in grades 4 through 8. 

When: Saturday, April 26
Where: University of Evansville Koch Center for Engineering and Science
Who: Girls in grades 4 through 8
What: A morning of learning about engineering and computer science through hands on projects.
Cost: $7 per participant
Registration limited to 200 participants.
Registration deadline: April 18, 2014 or until pre-registration reaches 200, whichever comes first.

This event will consist of a rotation through 4 workshops with projects in civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.  The activities for civil and mechanical session are brand new this year.  Check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and close at 8:00 a.m.  The final rotation should be complete by 11:15 a.m.

Rotation stations will be staffed by professional women in the fields of engineering and computer science. 

Pre-registration is required. Organizations are welcome with at least one but no more than two responsible adults rotating with the organization.  Individuals are also welcome and parents can drop off and pick up.

To find out more information or print the registration packet, please go to or to have the packet sent to you, contact Tina Newman in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at 812-488-2651.

* UE Acettes Auditions

The UE Acettes will hold auditions for the 2014-2015 school year on April 26. 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 welcoming new members to next year's team!

For more information go to:

* Staff Appreciation Dinner RSVP

Each staff employee and their guest are invited to attend the Staff Appreciation Dinner at the Log Inn on Monday, April 21. The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of the Year Award.

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 16.


Info You Should Know

* Easter Break - No University Worship, Sunday, April 20

Observing the Easter break on campus, there will be no services in Neu Chapel this Sunday, April 20. We wish for all Christians who practice, a meaningful Holy Week and a blessed Easter.

* Please help a student out!

UE music therapy student Meghan Messer is looking into how students on this campus use music to either study or accomplish homework. If you have the time, she would greatly appreciate if you could complete her survey. It will only take about 10 minutes and is just a few questions. If you have any questions please feel free to contact her at: Here is the link:

* Central Receiving Reminder – Easter Break

Since UE campus will be closed Friday, April 18, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete deliveries before campus closes for Easter Break.

• UE Central Receiving will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 and re-open on Monday morning, April 21.
• Offices that plan to be closed earlier than Friday, April 18, 2014 are asked to notify Central Receiving in advance to avoid unnecessary deliveries.

For delivery questions, contact Central Receiving at extension 2181.

* UE Mail Services Reminder – Easter Break

Since UE campus will be closed Friday, April 18, 2014, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete deliveries before campus closes for Easter Break.

• UE Mail Services will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and re-open on Monday morning, April 21.
• Offices that plan to be closed earlier than Friday, April 18 are asked to notify Mail Services in advance to avoid unnecessary morning deliveries.

For mail questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May 2014

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting to the statement on or before May 21 (cycle end date) will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 13 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds, unless the items purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.
• Approved requisitions indicating FY 2014-2015 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2013-2014 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2014.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2014-2015 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2014 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request
• All services completed and items purchased less than $100 and on campus by May 31, must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting & Audit by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 9 to be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

• The requisitions must have appropriate approvals and funds available to be charged to FY 2013-2014.
• Any requisitions less than $100 not submitted by this time or those submitted without appropriate approvals or without funds available will be charged to your budget in FY 2014-2015.

• All services completed and items purchased for $100 or more and on campus by May 31 must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 16 to be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds. Any requisitions not submitted by this time will be charged to your budget in FY 2014-2015.

* Wanted: Students to Blog about Their University of Evansville Experiences

The Department of Marketing is looking for students to blog about their 2014-15 UE experiences. Bloggers will receive $250 per semester upon fulfilling the requirements which include:
• Share about campus life at least twice a month. Posts can include written posts, photos, or videos.

Interested students should e-mail Kim McDonald ( a sample post. Students selected to blog will be asked to write an intro post and provide a photo.

* SGA Meeting Cancelled

There will not be a Student Government Association meeting on Thursday, April 17. The last SGA meeting of the year will be held on April 24. Details to follow.

* Fitness Center 2014 Easter Break Hours

Thursday, April 17 - 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (No evening Fitness Classes)

Friday, April 18- Closed

Saturday, April 19 - Closed

Sunday, April 20 - Closed

* Bookstore Easter Hours

The UE Bookstore will be closed for the Easter holiday from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20. The store will resume regular store hours on April 21.

* Attention May 2014 Graduates

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you!

* Attention Rising Sophmores - Hartig Scholarship Application

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2014-15 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not file the FAFSA.

Applicants must submit the completed application (pdf) and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.  Applications may be emailed to

* Libraries Announces Easter Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Easter recess.

* April 17 (Thursday): 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
* April 18 (Friday): CLOSED
* April19 (Saturday): CLOSED
* April 20 (Sunday): CLOSED
* April 21 (Monday): Resume Regular Hours

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or



* A Winner Chosen for Student Art Exhibit's 2014 People's Choice Award

The Annual Student Art Exhibition is over and the votes have been tabulated! Thank you to everyone who visited the Peterson Gallery and cast a vote for their favorite piece of artwork. There were a record number of votes cast again this year. So at this time, the Department of Art is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 People's Choice Award: Madeline Satkamp for her oil and mixed media painting, titled "Lush". Madeline is a junior, Art Education major from Georgetown, Indiana. Please join the Department of Art faculty, staff and students in congratulating Madeline on her award.

* UE ASCE Student Chapter Receives National Recognition

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Evansville Student Chapter has received the Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities for this past year.  The student chapter's accomplishments were awarded due to the enthusiasm and hard work of its student officers and members.  Zach Neukam (president), Kilian Sweet (vice president), Abby Browder (secretary), Josh Hood (treasurer), and Hannah Okray (historian) served as student officers in 2013.

The UE ASCE student chapter participated in a variety of activities, from community service projects and professional meetings to social events.  Our chapter is among the sixteen schools out of 292 student chapters to receive this national honor from ASCE.


* 2014 Bike Race Results

Congratulations to AOII A and SigEp A on your Bike Race victories!

Women's Race
Team Time

1. AOII A 1:15:33
2. Chi Omega Cardinal 1:16:23
3. Chi Omega Straw 1:18:12
4. Zeta Tau Alpha 1:18:20
5. AOII B 1:18:37
6. Chi Omega Carnation 1:20:17

Fastest Qualifying Time
Kristin Pins 33.66

All-Star Team
Alyssa Waninger
Kristin Pins
Paige Knott
Trisha Brandonisio
Sarah McLear

Men's Race
Team Time

1. SigEp A 1:46:12
2. SAE 1:50:12
3. Lambda Chi 1:54:10
4. SigEp 1 1:55:23
5. Fiji 158 Laps = 1:54:06
6. Phi Tau 149 Laps = 1:55:38
7. TKE 140 Laps = 1:55:47

Fastest Qualifying Time
Zach Wolf 01:04.6

All-Star Team
Nathan Kampwerth
Corey Cannon
Josh Pins
Wade Mobley
Matt Smith


* Baby Announcement

Congratulations to Doug and Sophia Cook on the birth of their son Ruben Manuel. Ruben was born April 8 at 7:07 a.m. at Deaconess Women's Hospital in Evansville. He was 21 inches long and weighed 8.2 lbs. Doug is a day sergeant in the Office of Safety and Security and is also a graduate of UE.

* Douglas Reed Performs at St. Luke's Episcopal, Louisville

Douglas Reed, Professor Emeritus of Music/University Organist performed a recital of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach and William Albright on the new Martin Pasi organ at St. Lukie's Episcopal Church, Louisville (Anchorage), Kentucky on February 16, 2014. The concert preceded a Choral Evensong service during which Dr. Reed also accompanied St. Luke's Choir in a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by George Dyson.

* SGA Election Results

Officers of the Student Government Association have been elected!! Results of the recent elections are as follows: SGA President Connor Donnelly; SGA Vice President Mallory Mooney; Academic Fund Board Chair Kelsey Williams; Student Elected Trustee Nathan Stamps; Chief Executive Officer Megan Moran; Chief Operating Officer Jacob Green; Parliamentarian Jalen Lee; and Secretary Jackie Kossoff.

* James MacLeod to write book on Evansville and WWII

Professor of History James MacLeod has signed a contract with The History Press to write a book titled "Evansville and the Second World War". It will appear in the Fall of 2015, and will focus on the social, political and industrial history of the city during the War


Thank You

* Bike Race Thanks!

The Fitness Center Staff would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 annual Bike Race a huge success. It was a great example of the UE community working together for a day of food, fun, and fellowhip. Thanks to the Student Life Staff, Security, Sodexo, Physical Plant, Housekeeping, Buildings and Grounds, Athletic Training, Student Interns,Intramural Supervisors, Work Student Students, Evansville Police Department, Dan's Comp, Parents, Fans, Alumni, and all Bike Race Participants. Thanks to all for helping make this day possible and continuing the UE tradition.




* Aces Fans – We Want Your Feedback

The University of Evansville athletics department invites fans to take a survey regarding their experiences at Purple Aces basketball games over the previous season.

Fans are asked to click on the survey link above and give you opinion on certain aspects of Aces games at the Ford Center. Those questions include items such as game experience, in-game promotions, halftime acts and other facets of the Aces basketball experience. You may also include suggestions for next season

The survey is open to those who attended at least one basketball game during the 2013-14 campaign. You are also encouraged to send the link to family and friends who wish to share their feedback.

Make sure to fill out your contact information at the end of the survey as those who do so will have a chance to win a $100 Quail Crossing Golf Course gift certificate.

The closing date for the survey is Monday, May 5.

* Lunch with the Aces at Outback Steakhouse

Join the Athletic Department for our annual Lunch with the Aces at Outback Steakhouse. Thursday, April 24 at 11:30am. All proceeds benefit the UE Athletic Scholarship Fund. Coaches and Staff will serve the lunch. There will also be a great Silent Auction and a 50/50 raffle. Cost is $25 per person and registration is required by April 17. Tables of 2, 4 and 6 are available. To attend, please contact Dwight Merilatt in the Athletic Department at dm160 or 488-2287.


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