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AceNotes Today

Friday, May 9, 2014

* Information Meeting for Campus Community

Please join us Friday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in KC 255 for a discussion about a unique opportunity for UE to acquire an important historic architectural treasure, a house linked to Frank Lloyd Wright. The house, which could possibly move to the Evansville campus, was built in 1935 by William Wesley Peters who studied civil engineering at Evansville College and was an important protégé and collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright. The house’s design is considered to be the prototype for Wright’s celebrated Usonian houses.

* 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.

* 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

* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Join TEAM UE for the Annual Dragon Boat Race

The annual Dragon Boat Race is planned for June 7! Be a part of TEAM UE as we try to defend the Gold Bracket Title. Sign up in the Fitness Center or email Angie Stauber at as547. 

* 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 

* 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.

* 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

* Jezreel Expedition Accredited by Register of Professional Archaeologists

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is very pleased to announce that the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) has accredited the Jezreel archaeological field school! Jezreel is now one of 17 archaeological projects in the world to be certified by the RPA and the only project in the Middle East. Fourteen UE students and alumni will join staff members and students from six countries and such schools as Vanderbilt, Yale and UC Berkeley at Jezreel May 18-June 20. The Jezreel Expedition is co-directed by Jennie Ebeling (UE) and Norma Franklin (University of Haifa) and supported by UE, U Haifa, Vanderbilt U, Villanova U, U of Arizona and Chapman U.

Please like us on Facebook to read about our exciting discoveries this season! 

* 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

* 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. 

* 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.



* DiBenedetto To Be Published in Mathematics Journal

Graduating senior Alex DiBenedetto will have a paper published in the spring issue of the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal. Alex’s paper, entitled "Non-parametric Statistics for Comparing Differences in Discrete Spectra", discusses three new ways to compare discrete spectra, such as energy distributions of particles. The advisor for the paper was Dr. Clark Kimberling. Alex completed this mathematical work as part of a physics research project with Dr. Angela Reisetter on simulations of cosmogenic backgrounds for dark matter experiments. Congratulations Alex! 

* Deans Teaching Award Winners

The Deans Teaching Award winners have been announced. They are:

Rania Mousa, assistant professor of accounting - Schroeder Family School of Business

Joseph Tipton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering - College of Engineering and Computer Science

Tink Martin, professor of physical therapy - College of Education and Health Sciences

Margaret Stevenson, assistant professor of psychology - William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciencs

Mark Davis, associate professor of biology - William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences

* Bartelt Appointed to OTPLS Board of Trustees

Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, has recently been appointed to the Ohio Township Public Library System Board of Trustees. Ohio Township, in Warrick County, consists primarily of the towns of Newburgh and Chandler. The Library staff of 50 serves the 37, 749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget and is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. Bartelt, UE Associate Professor, served as Collection Management Librarian from 1981-2008 and currently serves as Collection Development Librarian at UE Libraries. 

* Archaeology and Art History Students' Summer Fieldwork and Internships

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce its students' summer plans, which include participation in archaeological excavations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Israel and Scotland as well as internships and employment at museums and cultural institutions in Colorado, Indiana and Texas.

Sarah Carlton, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Stephanie Comstock, William Shores House Archaeological Field School, Rockton, IL
Morgan Davidson, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Kelli Duggan, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Brianne Harrell, USI’s New Harmony Excavations, IN
Holly Heimbuecher, Educational Programs Assistant, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, IN
Victoria Johnson, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Carissa Kepner, Education Intern at the Molly Brown House and Special Projects Volunteer for the Black American West Museum, Denver, CO
Ashley Kippley, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Stephanie Marcotte, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Ashley Motes, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Amy Rabenberg, Intern at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Blanton Museum of Art, TX
Alyssa Reynolds, USI’s New Harmony Excavations, IN
Emily Stewart, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Mike Sullivan, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Rebecca Webb, Oldham County Historical Society Archaeological Institute, KY
Catie Witt, Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Raeanna Wood, Ness of Brodgar, Orkney Islands, Scotland



* Parr Honored by Missouri Valley Conference

Freshman Chandra Parr of the University of Evansville softball team has been honored by the Missouri Valley Conference, as she was named to the MVC All-Conference First Team.

Parr was named to the MVC’s first team as a play-making outfielder and was one of the Purple Aces best offensive threats throughout the entire 2014 season. The outfielder from Anna, Ill., is the first Evansville player to be named to a conference team since Kayla Fortner and Katie Sears were honored during the 2012 season.

Chandra finished the season playing in 49 games while starting 48 of them, hitting .291 and scoring 26 runs on 41 hits. Parr has 15 extra base hits during the season, including three doubles, two triples and a team leading 10 homeruns. The freshman had 30 RBIs, 15 walks, seven hit by pitches and four stolen bases. Parr is tied for fourth in the Evansville single season record book with the 10 homeruns and finished tied for third in the Valley.

* Women's Tennis Signs Kennedy Craig

Purple Aces head women’s tennis coach Nick Mueller has announced the signing of Kennedy Craig to a National Letter of Intent to begin play at the University of Evansville next season.

Entering the university as a freshman, Craig will begin her career with the Aces in the fall of 2014.

“Kennedy will be a great addition to our team next fall. She is a very talented player who brings a wide skill set to the table,” Mueller said. “She has competed against some of the top kids in the country, and has had success. She will contribute right away in singles and doubles on our team. I am really looking forward to Kennedy’s arrival in August.”

A native of Acworth, Ga., Craig is completing her senior season at Allatoona High School. She is ranked as one of the top 230 players in the country and, according to, she is one of the top 20 players in the state of Georgia.

Craig joins what will be an experienced Aces squad next season. Evansville returns five out of six players next season, including 2-time MVC All-Select Team member and senior Marketa Trousilova. Trousilova teamed with junior Marina Moreno to go 14-1 in No. 2 doubles this spring and take an 8-match win streak into next season.

Evansville will also feature seniors Natasha James and Mina Milovic as well as sophomore Andjela Brguljan.

* 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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