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Monday, May 12, 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

* 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

* Reception for Don Hudson

The campus community is invited to bid Don Hudson, OTS, farewell on Thursday, May 15, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Class of 59 Gallery & Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

* 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. 

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 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
 

* 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.
 

Congratulations

* Donna Teague Receives Employee Excellence Award

Donna Teague, assistant vice president of Fiscal Affairs, was presented with the Administrator Excellence Award on May 10. Donna has always stepped up to help departments manage their budgets and train personnel on how to work with Datatel, despite having a never-ending workload of her own. She is highly respected across the campus. Despite the demands placed on her, she is also taking a leadership role in the prioritization process by chairing the Administrative Program Committee. Donna embodies the spirit, compassion and dedication to mission that helps make the University of Evansville the great place that it is. 

* 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. 

Athletics

* Quinn Vilneff Earns MVC Leadership & Service Award

Since arriving in Evansville, men’s golfer Quinn Vilenff has exemplified what it means to be a student-athlete in the classroom, on the golf course and in the community. For his efforts, Vilneff earned the Missouri Valley Conference Leadership and Service Award on Friday.

Vilneff has done it all for the Purple Aces in his three years with the program. On the course, he played 82 rounds for the University of Evansville and accumulated the third-best average in school history. His 6,153 strokes equaled out to a 75.04 stroke average.

Three top five finishes highlighted Vilneff’s senior campaign as he led the Aces to team wins at the Don Benbow Invitational and the Bradley Invitational. His top finish as a senior came at the Benbow event in Jacksonville, Fla. where he finished in fourth place.

Last spring, Vilneff garnered All-Conference honors after finishing in 6th place at the MVC Championship. He also won the Elite 18 Award, marking just the second student-athlete in UE history to do so. The honor is given out to the top-18 finisher with the highest GPA.

In the classroom, the Sports Management major posted a 3.91 GPA while his work in the community made a great impact. The native of Canada made the sport of hockey relevant to the city of Evansville. Vilneff volunteered in excess of 400 hours to Swonder Ice Arena as he has been teaching and promoting hockey to the youth in town.

Other endeavors he has taken on include: the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Evansville Arc and a tutor at Vogel Elementary.
 

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