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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

* Summer Hours Start Today

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 12 through August 8, 2014. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. We will return to regular hours on Monday August 11, 2014.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.

What's Happening Today

* EXSS Senior Reception TODAY!!

The EXSS Club and EXSS Department Faculty is holding a reception for all EXSS Seniors today from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Grave's Hall Room 100. There will be a gift for each senior as well as a door prize for one senior and one underclassman that's in attendance. Please email Marge Campbell at mj102 with any questions.

* Employee Medical Clinic Information Meetings

Beginning June 1, a medical clinic for employees and dependents covered on UE health insurance will open for business in the same location as UE’s student health center in Sampson Hall. The clinic will be open 12 hours per week and will be staffed by UE nurses and a nurse practitioner contracted through Tri-State Community Clinics. All services offered by the clinic will be provided at no cost to employees and dependents, including: office visits, prescriptions, and labs. Please make plans to attend an information meeting offered by Tri-State Community Clinics to learn more about the operations of the clinic. Two meetings have been scheduled on Wednesday, April 30 in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. The first meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and the second meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.

* Free paper shredding and obsolete electronics recycling day April 30

Once again this spring, the free paper recycling day will be augmented by a free obsolete electronics recycling day. This University supported event is scheduled on Wednesday, April 30 - Reading/Study Day. PLEASE NOTE THAT PAPER SHREDDING COLLECTION WILL BE CHANGING LOCATIONS AS FOLLOWS:

Paper shredding: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Koch Center parking lot; 12 to 1:30 p.m. IN LOT A
Free paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again! All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed. Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale loop drive from 12 to 2 pm; and on the Lagoon from 2 to 4 pm.
Students and employees (faculty, administrators and staff) can bring their personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost. Accepted items include: CRT monitors, LCD displays, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, TVs, speakers, VCRs, microwave ovens and small refrigerators as allowed in dorms. Small quantities of lead acid, rechargeable and alkaline batteries will be accepted. Some items that C&I Electronics CANNOT accept are fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), full size refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking batteries and any other items C&I Electronics deems not acceptable. Please NO electronics owned by the University.

For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697.
 

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling Required for Spring Graduates

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate or transfer this spring, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the next session in Hyde Hall in Room 126, on April 30 at 2:00 p.m. You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

Upcoming Events

* Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% OFF on purchases of all UE clothing and gift items in the store May 1 - 7 during Book Buyback. There is also a selection of specially marked tee shirts at $6.95 for sale during the week. Items on clearance are excluded from this sale. Stop in and get some Evansville gear and save some money!

* Book Buyback

Book buyback at the UE Bookstore runs May 1-7 during store hours. Please remember to bring your student ID with you. The Bookstore freely quotes prices on any books regardless of where purchased or if used on this campus. ALSO Rental books rented through the Bookstore are due back no later than May 7 at 4 p.m. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Hours - Final Exam Week

The Fitness Center Hours for Final Exam Week are as follows:
Wednesday April 30 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday May 1 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday May 2 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday May 3 - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday May 4 - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Monday May 5 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday May 6 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday May 7 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday May 8 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday May 9 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday May 10 - Closed
Sunday May 11 - Closed

* Transcripts for Current Students

Due to the entering of final grades, transcripts will not be available from the Registrar’s Office beginning April 30th until May 13th . During this time, students needing unofficial transcripts can print this information from their WebAdvisor account. 

* Moving Boxes

The UE Bookstore has a limited number of boxes that can be used for moving by UE students. The boxes are free while they last. If you need one please come to the Bookstore.

* Important "Mail" Notice for Students Living in UE Housing!

Last Day for Mail Delivery and Pick Up for All Students Who Have Been Living in UE Housing will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Please review the “Office of Residence Life” website link at http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/servicesMail.cfm “On-Campus Services”-“Mail Services” link prior to departure.

You are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions directly. The University is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.

If you are expecting packages shipped via couriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, etc.) that may arrive after your departure, please contact UE Mail Services when inquiring about these items.
Mail Services will not be able to forward items; please make other arrangements prior to departure.

Please contact UE Mail Services with questions or concerns via email mailservices@evansville.edu or phone (812) 488-2197.

* Libraries Announces Final Exam Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Final Examinations.
Wednesday, April 30: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursdsay, May 1: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday, May 2  7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 3: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 4:  Noon - 1:00 am
Monday, May 5: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tueday, May 6: 7:30 am - Midnight
Wednesday, May 7:  7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or wflouden@evansville.edu .
 

* 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.
 

* 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 financialaid@evansville.edu.

Congratulations

* Margaret Stevenson's Psychology and Law Research Lab Members Colleen Dedalis, Sarah Malik, Evan McCracken, and Tyler Plogher Present Research

Psychology majors Colleen Dedalis, Sarah Malik, Evan McCracken, and Tyler Plogher, and Assistant Professor Margaret Stevenson recently attended several professional psychology conferences where they presented a total of 3 talks and 8 poster research presentations.

At the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference in Austin, Texas in February, Margaret Stevenson presented an invited talk at the Psychology and Law pre-conference titled “Does a Defendant’s History of Being Abused as a Child Predict Punitive Outcomes? Applications of Attribution Theory.”

Colleen Dedalis and Margaret Stevenson presented a poster titled “The Effects of Police Officer Gender and Ambivalent Sexism on Anticipated Behavior During Traffic Stops.”

Sarah Malik and Margaret Stevenson presented two posters at (a) the Psychology and Law pre-conference, titled “The Effects of Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Sex Norm Violation on Sex Offender Registration Support” and (b) at the primary SPSP conference, titled “Are Victims of Sexual Discrimination Less Likely to Support Maladaptive Sex Offender Policy? Sexual Orientation Predicts Sex Offender Registration Support.”

Evan McCracken and Margaret Stevenson presented a poster entitled “The Effects of Victim Gender and Defendant Gender in a Civil Sexual Assault Case.”

At the annual American Psychology and Law Society Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in March, Margaret Stevenson chaired a symposium titled “Should Adolescents' Consensual Sexual Behavior be Punished Under Sex Offender Laws? This Ambiguity Breeds Modern Bias Against Stigmatized Groups” and presented a talk titled “Adolescent Racial Composition Shapes Perceptions of Juvenile Sex Offenders.”

Psychology major, Sarah Malik also presented her own research within this symposium session titled “Anti-Gay Attitudes, Sexual Orientation, and Exposure to Homosexuals Predict Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Support.”
Students Evan McCracken and Tyler Plogher were honored at the Minority Affairs Banquet for winning a competitive APPLE grant for research (Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience) through Division 41 of the American Psychological Association. Sarah Malik was also honored at this banquet for winning a competitive Division 41 student travel grant and for being a past APPLE awardee.

Tyler Plogher and Evan McCracken presented their research at the Butler conference this April, titled “Major Depressive Disorder as a Predictor of Date Rape Victim Blame.”

Colleen Dedalis also presented her research at the Butler conference titled, “How Police Officer Gender and Ambivalent Sexism Predicts Behavior During Traffic Stops.”

Finally, both Evan McCracken and Colleen Dedalis will each be presenting their own research poster presentations at the Association for Psychological Conference in San Francisco this May.

These research projects were funded by multiple UE undergraduate research grants and grants through the American Psychology and Law Society. Travel for the students was funded in part by the SGA and by competitive grants from Division 41 of the American Psychology and Law Society.

Athletics

* Turner Improves as Aces Jump to 6th at MVC Championship

A full team effort in the third round launched the University of Evansville men’s golf team to a finish of sixth place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at TPC at Deere Run.

All five Purple Aces golfers shot rounds of 75 or below as the squad jumped three spots from its standing following the second round of action. Weather put a halt to play on Monday at the midway point of the second round. On Tuesday, the action began at 8 a.m. with the completion of round two before playing the final 18.

Finishing in a tie for 10th place was sophomore Alex Turner. He finished with a 74 in the first round and, after posting a 77, rebounded with his low round of the event in the third trip around the course. Turner carded a 73 in the third round en route to a 224.

His efforts landed him a spot on the All-Conference Team. He is the sixth UE men’s golfer to be named to the squad while making it three years in a row an Evansville player has made the team.

Shooting the low round of the event for UE was another sophomore – Will Knights. After scores of 80 and 78, Knights saved his best for last. He registered a 1-under 70 to complete the event with a 228. His performance boosted him into a tie for 20th on the final leaderboard.

Three shots behind Knights was senior Parker Hensley. In his final event with the Purple Aces, Hensley improved in each of the three rounds. Hensley began with an 81 before carding rounds of 76 and 74 to finish in a tie for 29th with a 231.

Fellow senior Quinn Vilneff posted a 232 to finish one behind Hensley. Vilneff also had his best round on Tuesday. He began with rounds of 78 and 79 before completing Tuesday’s play with a 75. Rick Voyvodic also finished the season on a high note. He followed up rounds of 79 and 80 with a 74. The last round saw him jump into a tie for 34th with a 233.

As a team, the Aces shot the 3rd-lowest round of the final 18 with a 291. That jumped UE into sixth place with a 912, just seven strokes out of the top five.

Wichita State hung on to take the conference championship. The Shockers led by six strokes following the first round, but Illinois State cut the gap to one in round two. A thrilling finish came down to the end as the Shockers finished the final round with a 284, edging the Redbirds, who posted a 286. The win marked the seventh-straight MVC Championship for WSU as all five of their players recorded top 20 finishes.

For the tournament, Wichita State totaled an 874 while Illinois State checked in with an 877. Bradley (897), Northern Iowa (900) and Missouri State (905) rounded out the top five.

While their teams were battling for top honors, WSU and ISU saw their top players battle to the end for medalist honors. It came down to the third playoff hole as Chandler Rusk of WSU defeated Tyler Gentilella of the Redbirds. Both finished their three rounds with a 215. Ironically, it was the second time in the last four years that the medalist was decided by a playoff. Redbird Wils Hawn took third place with a 216.

Evansville finishes up a strong spring that saw the team pick up victories at the Don Benbow Intercollegiate and the Bradley Invitational. Playing a pivotal role in that success were seniors Parker Hensley and Quinn Vilneff. The duo provided great leadership on the course, in the classroom and in the community for the Purple Aces.

With his performance in his final tournament, Vilneff clinched the third-best average in school history. Over 82 rounds at UE, Vilneff accumulated 6,153 strokes to finish at 75.04. Hensley, a 4-year player for the Aces, finished his career just outside the top seven on the all-time list. In 99 rounds, Hensley posted an average of 76.81.

* Jenkins and Vilneff Earn Top Senior Awards

As we round the homestretch of the 2013-14 academic year, the University of Evansville took time out to honor a pair of senior student-athletes at the annual leadership banquet last week.

Kelby Jenkins and Quinn Vilneff were recognized for their efforts in their respective sports as well as in school and the community. Jenkins earned the Lois Patton Award while Vilneff was the recipient of the Ralph H. Coleman Award. They are presented annually to the top senior female and male scholar-athletes at the University of Evansville.

Cross country runner Kelby Jenkins received the Patton Award following a record-setting career with the Aces. As a senior, Jenkins won four championships while finishing second on two occasions. In her final 5K race, Jenkins set the program record at 17:27.27. The time was set in her final home event – the 2013 UE Invitational. She was a 2-time MVC All-Conference Team member while also making the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team on two occasions.

A double-major at UE (Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics), Jenkins has posted a perfect 4.0 GPA. Outside of the classroom, the has been an asset to the community, helping with the Boys and Girls Club (building new walking trails), the Relay for Life, has acted as a student tutor for a student with a visual disability and has also been a supplementary instructor in economics.

Also making a significant impact in all facets in his time at UE is men’s golfer Quinn Vilneff. The Sports Management major has finished with a 3.91 GPA in his three years at Evansville. Those efforts culminated in him being named the recipient of the 2013 MVC Elite 18 Award. At the time, he was just the second student-athlete at UE to do so.

Vilneff garnered several accolades as a junior including a Cleveland Golf All-American, MVC All-Conference Team and MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. He is on pace to record one of the top three stroke averages in program history.

A native of Canada, Vilneff has worked hard to bring hockey awareness to the City of Evansville. He has volunteered well over 400 hours of service to teaching and promoting hockey to the youth of the city and Swonder Ice Rink. He is currently working with the rink with their spring league.

Both Jenkins and Vilneff have had stellar careers on the course and in the classroom at UE. They epitomize what being a student-athlete at the University of Evansville is all about.
 

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