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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

* UE Bookstore Special Commencement Hours

The UE Bookstore will be open Friday, May 9 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday - Graduation Day - from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Bookstore will NOT be open on Sunday May 11. 

Also, on Saturday May 10 The Bookstore is offering 20% Off to all new graduates and family during the day.

* Commencement This Saturday

The University of Evansville's 156th Commencement ceremony will take place this Saturday, May 10, at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. with student robing at 12:15 p.m. and faculty robing at 12:45 p.m. The Baccalaureate service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in Neu Chapel.

Graduates, if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend, please let them know that they can watch Commencement via live streaming at commencement/live.cfm"> A video of the Commencement ceremony will be posted on this page next week.

Follow along and share using #UEGrad14.

* 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

* 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!

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Family Weekend - September 26-28

Family Weekend 2014 will now take place during the weekend of September 26-28 (separate from Homecoming). Please adjust your schedules to accommodate this change.

Students should invite parents, family, and friends to join in on campus activities, informational sessions, food and fun!

If there are any questions, contact Donna Jones, at 488-2586 or 

* Dedication of Gugin's Bench

Join President Tom Kazee at a dedication honoring Dr. David A. Gugin. Gugin’s Bench will be dedicated during the ceremony. Alumni, colleagues, friends and family are invited to attend. The dedication will take place at Gugin’s Bench on Friday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. The rain location will be the Matt Williams Lobby on the first floor of Hyde Hall.

* 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.

* 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 .

* 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.

* 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 “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 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 .

* 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



* Gieselman to Speak at Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference, Indianapolis

University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman has been invited to speak during the United Methodist Institutional Connection Session on May 29, during the Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gieselman will speak on the theme, “The Outwardly Focused Church: Interfaith Engagement as Spiritual Formation.”

The Institutional Connection in Indiana includes Africa University, Asbury Towers, Bashor Children’s Home, DePauw University, Archives of DePauw University & Indiana United Methodism, Franklin United Methodist Community, Heritage Pointe, Indiana United Methodist Children's Home, IU Health, Lucille Raines Residence, United Methodist Foundation of Indiana, United Methodist Youth Home, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, and Wesley Manor.

Fun fact: The United Methodist Church has more formal educational institutions than any other Protestant denomination. 


Sympathy to...

* Sylvia DeVault and Family

Condolences to Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Sylvia DeVault. Sylvia's mother Aline Young passed away on Sunday morning. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Sylvia and her family. Visitiaton is Wednesday, May 7 from 3-7 p.m. EST, with a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. EST at Gill Funeral Home in Washington, Indiana.

* Vicky Hasenour and Family

Condolences  to Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Administrative Assistant Vicky Hasenour, whose mother, Veneta Wilson “Pete” Labhart, passed away Friday, May 2. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Koehler Funeral Home Boonville Chapel.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Koehler Funeral Home.



* 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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