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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Employee Wellness Nurse On Campus Every Wednesday in July

The nurse will be on campus every Wednesday in July, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., in Ridgway University Center. Please stop by with your health care questions/concerns or for checks of your blood pressure/weight/body massindex/body fat percentage. 

* UE Farmers Market Set for Wednesday

The UE Farmers Market is planned for this Wednesday, July 23, starting at 9 a.m. in Ridgway University Center. 

Info You Should Know

* Bequest from Nellie Steinmetz

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to share the news of a special bequest from the estate of Nellie Steinmetz. Mrs. Steinmetz's planned gift to the University totals $56,590. As a 1967 Evansville College graduate, she was a life member of Epworth United Methodist Church and a former resident of Newburgh. She retired from The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center after 31 years. Mrs. Steinmetz passed away in September of 2012, but her loyalty to her alma mater will continue to live on at UE. 

* UE Recognized as one of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest by Great Value Colleges

The University of Evansville is listed in the Great Value Colleges' write-up about 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. UE was ranked 3rd in the Private Schools category.

Great Value Colleges uses eight quality indicators to measure a student’s potential experience at an institution: graduation rate, freshmen retention rate, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of classes taught by graduate assistants, average entrance ACT score, number of campus organizations, and number of academic programs. All indicators are weighted equally. Also considered is a school’s ranking by Forbes - which focuses on what a student gets out of his or her college experience - and a school’s affordability. The result is a list of postsecondary institutions that are regionally accredited, relatively affordable, and high-scoring on all eight measures of quality. 

For more information on UE's listing in Great Value Colleges of the Midwest, go to: http://www.greatvaluecolleges.net/affordable/midwest-us/

 

* Fitness Center Closed July 28 through Aug. 1

The Fitness Center will be closed next week July 28-August 1, for refinishing of the gym floors. It will reopen on Monday, August 4 at 8:00 am. 

* UE Taking Part in Private College Week

The University of Evansville is one of 31 private colleges in Indiana and this week (July 21-25) is Indiana Private College Week. Tours and appointments with Admissions are available head to www.evansville.edu/visit or go to iciindiana.org.

* July PCard Cycle Ending!

The July Pcard cycle which began June 24 is ending on July 21. Cardholders are reminded that vendors have until midnight on July 21 to send transactions for posting to MasterCard.  As of July 23, cardholders may schedule and run the July Cycle report.  July transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until July 28. On July 28,  the general ledger file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the July Cycle

* Vending Machine Price Adjustments

Due to higher costs in raw materials, labor and fuel, there will be a modest price increase on snack and beverage vending machine products between now and August 1, 2014. UE contracted vendors can no longer absorb these costs without making modest adjustments to the consumer. If you have questions or comments, please contact Kim Winsett in the Office of Administrative Services at extension 2940.

* In-House Office Supply Form - Revised

Effective July 11, Central Receiving will be accepting the newest version of the “In-House Office Supply Order Form” (dated 7/2014) with updated pricing. The revised “In-House Office Supply Order form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that the older version of the In-House form will no longer be accepted as of September 1.

For questions, contact Kim Winsett via email at kw83 or extension 2940.
 

Congratulations

* Joe Flauto, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Opens Two Productions

This summer Joe Flauto, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, designed two productions at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland MI., "The Sound of Music" and "The Matchmaker. "

Athletics

* Brzoja Completes FIBA U20 Championship

All student-athletes have their summer routines. Many enjoy taking time to be with family, others take classes and some take on a part time job. One thing they all have in common is their offseason work for their particular sports.

That is definitely the case for Purple Aces redshirt sophomore Mislav Brzoja, who is coming off of a summer where he played for his native Croatia in the FIBA U20 European Championship.

His efforts helped Croatia take fourth place in a tournament that features several great professional players as well as European natives who will spend their collegiate careers in the United States. Brzoja enjoyed the experience as it gave him true in-game work in order to prepare him for the upcoming season.

“I think this experience can help me a lot by getting a feeling for the game and see how to react in some game decisions,” he said. “I am still looking for my offensive game because I did not play for two years, but I know it is going to come sooner or later.”
 

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