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AceNotes Today

Thursday, May 1, 2014

* From President Kazee:

What do UE and architect Frank Lloyd Wright have in common?

Wright’s protege, William Wesley “Wes” Peters (1912-1991) studied civil engineering at Evansville College in the late 1920s.  Shortly thereafter, Peters became Wright’s favorite assistant, working with him on his well-known buildings such as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum. 

The University of Evansville may have a unique opportunity to acquire an important historic architectural treasure, a house linked to Frank Lloyd Wright via UE’s own Wes Peters. I wanted to make you aware of this possibility and invite you to participate in upcoming discussions.

This special house was built by William Wesley “Wes” Peters. Peters’ only hiatus from Wright’s Taliesen studio occurred between 1933 and 1935, when he returned to Evansville and built two homes. One of these homes still survives at 1506 E. Indiana, but is one of the top ten endangered historical properties in Indiana. This building is particularly significant because it shares key architectural features with Wright’s grander structures yet it was designed for affordability. It is considered to be the prototype for Wright’s celebrated Usonian houses.

UE has been approached about the possibility of relocating this diminutive 525 square foot structure to our campus. A turnkey opportunity exists for acquiring this cultural asset with outside funding for the purchase, relocation, and renovation already in place.  This prospect would enhance the cultural appeal of our campus. It would also honor an Evansville native who attended Evansville College and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Evansville in 1971.

To learn more about this exciting project, attend an informational meeting on Friday, May 9 at 2 pm in Koch 255.


What's Happening Today

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Neu Chapel Prayer Service in Neu Chapel on Sunday

A service of sung and spoken prayer will be offered in Neu Chapel on Sunday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m. This final Vesper service of the Spring semester will provide a time of peace and quiet reflection during Exam Week. In addition to scripture reading and Psalm singing, Barima Osei Tutu Agyeman, Student Chaplain, will provide a Reflection. Music will be provided by the Neu Chapel Jazz Ensemble. All are welcome.


Info You Should Know

* Lost Thumbdrive

A  thumb drive has been lost somewhere on campus. It is in the form of a mini cooper with a British flag on the top. If you have found it, please contact

* 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.

* 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 .

* 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.



* Sigma Tau Delta Members Lead Wuthering Heights Discussion at Ruth's House

Christopher Norris and Tia Balmer - two members of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society -  recently led a discussion of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights at Ruth's House. Ruth's House is a Women's Emergency Shelter in Evansville. Norris and Balmer worked with Sigma Tau Delta students from American University of Kuwait, who donate books to this organization. Sigma Tau Delta expects to continue its association with Ruth's House by facilitating such a book group once each semester.



* Kevin Kaczmarski Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Kevin Kaczmarski’s performance on the field this season has the Purple Aces baseball team in first place while his efforts in the classroom earned him recognition today as he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

The MVC-leading Purple Aces have relied on Kaczmarski as the spark plug in their lineup. The junior helped Evansville continue its success with a sweep of Bradley over the weekend. In the series, Kaczmarski hit .500 as he went 5-for-10 from the plate with a triple, 4 RBIs, two walks and did not strike out.

He leads the Aces in doubles (16), triples (4), home runs (4), RBIs (43), slugging (.536) and total bases (89). One of the top offensive weapons in the Valley, Kaczmarski leads the league in RBIs and is tied for the lead in doubles while tying for second in triples.

To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.

Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.

* Seven Men's Swimmers Named to All-Mac Team

The University of Evansville men’s swimming team has been honored by the Mid-American Conference, as the conference office has announced it’s 2013-2014 Swimming & Diving Academic All-Mac Teams.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

The Purple Aces had seven swimmers named to the 2013-2014 Swimming & Diving Academic All-Mac Honorable Mention Team.

The MAC has honored seniors Daniel Musselwhite and Phil Stevenson, juniors Ashton Bishop, Garrett Johnson and Conor Sprick, and sophomores Reid Mobley and Cameron Wickes.


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