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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Upcoming Events

* Visit UE - Summer Open House, July 12!

The Office of Admission is hosting its annual summer Open House on Saturday, July 12. If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who could benefit from a visit to campus, please encourage them to attend. They will join other prospective students from around the country in visiting with faculty members, learning about study abroad programs, discussing scholarship opportunities, touring campus including residence halls and enjoying lunch on campus. They can register online at https://www.evansville.edu/visit/openhouse.cfm or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468. 

Info You Should Know

* Important HRA Information

Healthy Behavior Participants: Earn bonus points when you visit the nurse. Please include your name is on the tally sheet submitted in Human Resource. There are 2 tally sheets from week #1 with no name. Please contact the nurse ch100@evansville if you think one of the forms is yours. Points on the 2 forms are 119 total (includes 50 bonus points for clinic appointment) and 85 weekly + 50 bonus points. 

* USPS and UPS Closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 for INDEPENDENCE DAY

Both the United States Postal Service and United Parcel Service will be closed on INDEPENDENCE DAY, Friday, July 4. Please plan accordingly. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197 

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 24, for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 

* Libraries Closed on Independence Day

UE Libraries will be closed on Independence Day, July 4th. The Libraries will resume regular summer hours on Monday morning, July 7th. 

* UE Bookstore Holiday hours

The UE Bookstore will have reduced hours on Thursday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be closed on July 4. Please plan visits accordingly. 

Congratulations

* Beavers and the University Mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of the Digital Humanities Laboratory, was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal this past Monday, along with the University of Evansville, regarding the professor's concerns about the ability of social media to shape the democratic process.

To view the article, please see http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/06/30/facebook-furor-is-overblown-says-calpoly-ethicist/.

The article was based on comments from Dr. Patrick Lin of California Polytechnic, where Beavers has spoken twice about the pros and cons of social interaction via Facebook. 

* Suzanne Kingsley Nominated by English Heritage for their Angel Award

Harlaxton College has received word of Suzanne Kingsley's nomination for the English Heritage Angel Award, presented to persons who perform extraordinary service in "rescuing" sites important to British and world heritage.  The unexpected nomination was made by Dr. Ben Robinson of the English Heritage staff.

The nomination paper gives details of work over the last decade by the Harlaxton team, beginning with these words:  "Suzanne Kingsley, the wife of the Principal of Harlaxton College, took on the awesome task of implementing a repair programme for the historic features of the site as a voluntary addition to her role in managing college facilities in accordance with student and staff needs. Her inspirational work has required considerable advocacy, drive, leadership, persistence and creativity. Working with a small finance and estate team, she has secured considerable funding from private donors and funding from English Heritage. She has maintained a campaign of refurbishment, restoration and repairs which has seen several vulnerable buildings prevented from entering the 'Heritage at Risk' register and several removed from the 'Heritage at Risk' register, with their futures now secured." 

The nomination cites work on state rooms and residential spaces in the Manor and Carriage House, as well as restoration of the Grade II* listed Lion Terrace, the Grade I listed Schroeder Courtyard, the Grade II listed Gatehouse, the Grade II* listed Walled Garden, Pegasus Tower, "with significant repairs and progress on buildings and structures not individually eligible for inclusion in the English Heritage 'Heritage at Risk' register."  The nomination also notes a restoration programme formulated for the huge and "at risk" gazebos and retaining wall.

Suzanne's response is that "No one does this kind of thing by themselves, but it's nice that Dr. Robinson sees that the College has been and is committed to getting these things done.  Without the grant support of English Heritage and major US donors, Burkley and Sharon McCarthy, and John and Diane Schroeder, we would not have been able to see these projects accomplished.  We have also been fortunate to work with local convservation craftsmen of Skillington Workshop who have added considerable expertise to the restorations.  This kind of success is always about getting the right people together."

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