University of Evansville

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Monday, May 5, 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.
 

* 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

* 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.

* Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Travel Exhibit

Don't forget to visit the Lincoln in the Libraries. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, May 16.

Upcoming Events

* Health Screenings for HRA Participants - Sign Up Online

The annual health screenings for HRA insured are scheduled every Wednesday morning in June. This year, fast for 10 hours prior to lab testing, as a complete lipid profile will be tested. Please be well hydrated, however, by drinking non-caloric fluids.

Sign up in AceLink beginning Tuesday, May 6. You may schedule 2 appointments, one for the employee and one for the insured spouse. If you need to change an appointment, be sure to cancel the old one.

Another health screening opportunity is scheduled in September. Wellness credits are earned by attending a screening.

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling for May 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 last session in Hyde Hall, Room 126, on May 9 at 11:30 a.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 approx. 30 minutes.

* Kingsley Retirement Reception on May 7

Please join us Wednesday, May 7, for a campus-wide retirement reception honoring Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Kingsley. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Dunigan Lounge at the Schroeder Family School of Business building. Hope to see you there!

* If you missed UE's electronics recycling day, here's another opportunity!

Saturday May 10th is the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District bi-annual electronics recycle day. This free event is for residents only and takes place between 8 am and 12 pm at Civic Center parking lot downtown. Accepted items include computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cables, PC cards, televisions, consumer electronics, stereos, telephones, cell phones, answering machines etc.... Items not included would be large office copiers, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers. Check the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District web site for more details.

Info You Should Know

* Libraries Announces Intersession Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for the Intersession beginning on May 8th and ending on May 18th. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or wflouden@evansville.edu .

INTERSESSION HOURS:
* 5/7/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/8/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/9/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/10/14: CLOSED
* 5/11/14: CLOSED
* 5/12/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/13/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/14/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/15/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/16/14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* 5/17/14: CLOSED
* 5/18/14: CLOSED
* 5/19/14: Begin Summer Hours
 

* Last chance to pick up a copy of the 2013 LinC

Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students — Don't leave campus without picking up your copy of the 2013 yearbook. Stop by Student Publications between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to get your copy. And anyone who would like a copy, extras are available outside the Student Publications office. Help yourself.

* Book Buyback/Rental Returns

Don't forget that the Bookstore book buyback runs from May 1 through May 7 at the UE Bookstore. Also book rentals are due back by May 7 at 4 PM as well. Promotions all during the week. We free quote books regardless if used on this campus or where purchased.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday May 13 and Thursday May 15, 2014 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943.

* 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. 

* 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.
 

* Accounting & Audit Announces Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses and Membership Dues Paid with Pcard

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2014? Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for some of those travel expenses or membership dues, you will need to e-mail Lori Harriss (lh177@evansville.edu) in Accounting & Audit with the following information:

Vendor name
Date of purchase on Pcard
Dollar amount charged to Pcard
Description and purpose of purchase
Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2014-15 budget funds.

Congratulations

* Birth Announcement

Director of Security Harold Matthews and his wife Sandy are the proud great-grandparents of a great-granddaughter, Salem Corinne Morgan Armstrong. She was born on April 28 and she weighed seven pounds and four ounces and was 21 inches long. Her parents are the Matthews' granddaughter Kay and her husband Jake Armstrong. (Kay is the daughter of the Matthews' son Ron Matthews.)

Athletics

* Claim Your Student Rewards Prizes!!

Students, a reminder as the year is coming to a close, don’t forget to pick up any Student Rewards prizes you have earned for coming to University of Evansville athletic events this school year. Just a reminder that points will start from scratch in August, so make sure to get your Student Rewards items before you head home for the summer! You can pick up your Student Rewards prizes from the Carson Center Ticket Office during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

We appreciate your support and attendance at our games this year!
Thanks, and Go Aces!!
 

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