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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Upcoming Events

* Retirement Reception for Wayne Eldridge Set for Today

A Retirement Reception honoring Director of Housekeeping Wayne Eldridge, will be held Thursday, May 22, from 1:30 - 3 p.m, in the Class of '59 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. Please join us in thanking Wayne for 23 years of service to UE. 


Info You Should Know

* Employee Wellness Events - Health Screenings, Summer Contest, Summer Nurse Schedule

Wellness screenings are scheduled June 4, 11, 18, and 25 in the Health Center. Appointments are required. Sign up in AceLink. A 10 hour fast is advised.

The summer Healthy Behavior Challenge will begin June 23. Complete rules and forms are in AceLink under the Wellness tab.

The summer schedule for the wellness nurse is also in AceLink under the Wellness tab 

* USPS and UPS Closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day

Both the United States Postal Service (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS) will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014. Please plan accordingly. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197. 

* Summer Pcard Cardholder Training

Summer training for those requesting Pcards will be available on these dates:

  • Monday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Training is in the Physical Plant Conference room located in the General Services building at 1 S. Frederick St. 

* Watch Healthy Air: Healthy Communities

Watch Healthy Air: Healthy Communities on WNIN 9.1 at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 22. The program will focus on what millennials look for in a community. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, assistant professor of public health and director of the public health program, as well as Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment services, were interviewed for the show.

* Summer Golf League

The Summer Golf League starts on May 22 at Thunderbolt Pass. SGL will move to Fendrich on June 12. Email Meg Atwater-Singer at if you might be interested in participating. All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to play. 

* Fitness Center Summer Locker Fees Due

Time to renew your Fitness Center locker rental. Summer fee is $3. Pay at the Fitness Center office or front desk. 

* Summer Fitness Classes

Summer Fitness Classes will begin the week of June 2.
Mondays - Line Dancing 5-6 pm
Tuesdays - Zumba 5-6 pm
Wednesdays - Total Fitness 5:15-6:15 pm
Thursdays - Yoga 5-6 pm 



* Angela Williams to Speak at Fairlawn Graduation

Congratulations are in order for Angela Williams, assistant director of alumni and parent relations. She has been asked to be a speaker for the fifth grade graduation at Fairlawn Elementary School on Friday, May 23, at 9:00 a.m. She will join Bosse's football coach in talking to the students. 

* Kenneth Steinsultz to perform at International Tuba/Euphonium Conference

Kenneth Steinsultz, director of bands/associate professor of music will perform at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference on the campus of Indiana University on Saturday, May 24, at 1:45 pm. Steinsultz, (euphonium) was invited to perform three tangos by Carlos Gardel as a duet with Professor Mark Moore (tuba) from the University of Illinois. 

* Dianne Oliver Chosen to Participate in Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminar

Dianne Oliver, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, director of the Ethics Program and professor of religion, has been selected to participate in a Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar for faculty. Oliver was chosen from a nationwide pool of nominees to take part in the seminar, set for Aug 3-7 at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

The event is designed to broaden faculty members’ knowledge and strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding, with the development of new courses and resources. It is being offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. 

The seminar will be led by two leading scholars, Eboo Patel, founder and president of IFYC, a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses, and Laurie Patton, dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion at Duke University.

“Strengthening the teaching of interfaith understanding at colleges and universities is a high priority at a time when college enrollment is becoming more diverse - by religion, as well as socioeconomic factor - just as American society is becoming more diverse,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “Strengthening participation in American life with greater understanding of the distinctive contributions of different faiths is key to America’s future success. The number of institutions that nominated faculty members to participate in the new interfaith understanding seminar is most impressive.”




* UE Women's Basketball Adds Johnson

University of Evansville head women’s basketball coach Oties Epps announced the addition of Kenyia Johnson to the Purple Aces program Thursday afternoon.  Johnson, a guard from Fleming Island High School in Orange Park, Fla., will join the squad for the 2014-15 campaign.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Kenyia to our women’s basketball program,” Epps said.  “Kenyia is a well-rounded player and is an explosive athlete on both sides of the ball.  She excels in the open court and she has the unique ability to get to the rim and finish.  We anticipate Kenyia having an immediate impact within our program both on and off the court.”

A three-year starter for the Golden Eagles, Johnson led Fleming Island to three District 7A championships and was named Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) 7A Player of the Year as a senior.  She was named to the All-Florida Times Union First Coast Third Team in 2014 and was an All-Florida Times Union First Coast Second Team selection on both 2012 and 2013.  In her three years at Fleming Island, Johnson established school records for points (1,206), assists (242), steals (274), blocked shots (140) and rebounds (407).

Johnson is the sixth addition to Aces’ roster this offseason, joining Aalyiah Gaines (Fort Wayne, Ind./Eastern Illinois), Ashley Hawkins (Sacramento, Calif./Vincennes Univ.), Peyton Langston (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei), Asia Petitte (Charleston, W. Va./St. Joseph Central Catholic) and Taloni Reese (South Bend, Ind./South Bend Adams).

* Freeland Named to 18-Man Pitcher of the Year Award Watch List

University of Evansville junior Kyle Freeland was one of just 18 pitchers named to the watch list for the Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond, in a release issued by the College Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday afternoon.

Freeland, who is 10-2 with a 1.90 ERA, is one of just five pitchers on the list with over 100 strikeouts this season, as the Denver, Colo., native has fanned 128 opposing hitters and walked just 13 in his 99.2 innings this season.  In addition, Freeland has surrendered just 13 extra-base hits during his junior campaign and is limiting opponents to a .214 batting average.

The Pitcher of the Year Award will be presented during the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s annual Night of Champions on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas.


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