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AceNotes Today

Friday, June 20, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Bookstore Buyback & Rental Return

The UE Bookstore will have a two Buyback for Summer Session I on Thursday & Friday, June 19 & 20 during regular store hours. Anyone wishing to sell back any book is welcome to bring them in for a quote. Also all SUMMER I rentals that have a duedate of June 20 should bring them into the Bookstore by the deadline. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. 


Upcoming Events

* UE Music Therapy Program Hosting The Longest Day® this Saturday

The UE Music Therapy program will host The Longest Day® this Saturday, June 21, 7:00 a.m.  – 10:00 p.m., to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association®. Activities include drum circles, Karaoke, musical bingo, pick-up band, choir, and an open mic night. All ages welcome! Come for the day or just stop by for a while. It’s free and open to the public, with donations accepted to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. To register or see an activity schedule, go to: #TheLongestDay

* Family Weekend 2014 — REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

The 46th annual Family Weekend will be held from September 26-28! All UE Families can register online at, by phone at 812-488-2586, or by mail with the registration form you will receive in the August newsletter. Be sure to check in once you arrive on campus (students may check in for their parents). Click here to see the schedule of events. (link to 


Info You Should Know

* Payroll Department Relocation Notice

Effective June 23, 2014, the payroll department will be relocated to the Accounting & Audit department in OH213. Please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159 for payroll related issues including wage adjustments, tax withholding, direct deposit, and W-2 reporting. For questions related to changes in benefit elections, timekeeping entries, vacation and sick pay, please contact Lisa Schum at ext. 2038.

All other employment related issues and questions should be directed to the Human Resources department at ext. 2943.

* Open House Facilities Preparations

In preparation for our summer Open House, a contractor will be installing mulch in various campus landscapes during the week of June 23rd. There will be some disruption of parking in the following areas to provide ample space for the contractor to position their truck:
Koch Center (Lot C)
Sesquicentennial Oval (circle drive)
Schroeder School of Business

Disruptions should be minimal and not last more than a few days. We sincerely appreciate your patience during this necessary project.

* The Spirit and "the voice for the Aces" of John MacCauley continues!

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to share the good news of the John S. MacCauley Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans reaching its endowment level in excess of $25,000. This scholarship will be awarded to the first recipient by October, 2014. 

The John S. MacCauley Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans was established in 2013 to honor John, a 1973 graduate of the University of Evansville, for his service as a Marine Corps veteran, a father of seven, and a tireless advocate for veterans of all branches of the U.S. armed forces. For several years, John talked with friends about establishing a special veteran’s scholarship at the University, but tragically died before details could be worked out and necessary funds raised. After John’s untimely death and in his memory, a small group of fellow veterans and friends established this scholarship.

John’s involvement with veteran’s affairs began soon after his return from service in Vietnam and subsequent enrollment at the University of Evansville.  During his first term as a student, John joined five other student veterans to create Chi Gamma Iota, a veteran’s fraternity called the XGI’s.  Based on personal experience and the experiences of friends, John understood the problems of veterans returning to the civilian population and particularly reentering college life as a non-traditional student.  His continuous involvement with the XGI fraternity continued well beyond his graduation and up until the end of the draft following the Vietnam War and the consequent decline of veterans returning from the military service to attend UE. 

John met frequently with University officials and student veterans throughout his life to engage with the University’s efforts to become a more veteran friendly campus.  John knew that while times had changed and reentry for veterans at UE was different from the period of time when he and his fellow veterans were students, there was still the need for better financial support.  John’s effort to fulfill this need has now become a reality.   

John S. MacCauley Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans is established to support a veteran of any branch of the military and their family who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree, who is a full-time, non-traditional student, and maintains a GPA of 2.5 or greater.  A veteran who has been honorably discharged, a dependent of a veteran, and/or a student using an Education Military Benefit is also eligible for this scholarship. 

With his love for the University of Evansville and as a tribute to this individual, well-known as “the voice of the Aces,” we salute you, John, for your integrity and compassion for the University of Evansville.  GO ACES!



* Patti MCrory Receives 2014 Art Educator Award from Arts Council

Congratulations to Patti McCrory, professor and costume designer in UE’s Department of Theatre, for receiving the 2014 Art Educator Award from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Patti was recognized for her dedication to the field of education and design. She was named as the award recipient on June 19, and she will receive the actual award at an annual Arts Council banquet on August 21.

Former student Cole McCarty says Patti’s greatest gift and talent in her role as teacher and mentor is her heart. “She taught me that it is not what kind of artist that defines me, but what kind of person I am. She is an educator who cannot be rivaled, an artist whose depth of talent is immense, and whose love for her students and the joy she receives is guiding them in developing their talents cannot be surpassed.”

* Lisa Kretz's Book Review on Tovar Cerulli's "The Mindful Carnivore" Published in Environmental Ethics

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lisa Kretz's book review of Tovar Cerulli's "The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance" has just been published in the journal Environmental Ethics, which has been referred to as the "major journal in this field...where most of the important papers are published." Cerulli, who was previously vegan, now argues in favor of hunting. Kretz takes issue with his thesis in a variety of ways.

For a link to the publication please see:


Sympathy to...

* Jack Barner and Family

Condolences to Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Jack Barner. Jack’s mother Mary Barner passed away on Tuesday evening. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Jack and his family. Mary Barner's wake will be held from 3-6 pm Sunday at St. Pius Catholic Church, 23 Crumite Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211. The Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at the church. 


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