University of Evansville

University of Evansville

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Monday, August 11, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Fire Alarm Testing

Starting Monday, August 11, Vanguard will be on campus conducting Fire Alarm Sensitivity testing. As each building is tested the alarm will intermittently go off. Physical Plant and Security will know on a daily basis which buildings Vanguard is working in. The testing will be done between 7 AM-5 PM and should be completed by Friday, August 22. Any concerns or schedule conflicts please concern the Physical Plant at 488-2775. 

Info You Should Know

* Join UE's Race for the Cure Team

The Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday Sept 28 at the Eastland Mall. Please join Team UE at http://evansville.info-komen.org/goto/uevansville or visit the Fitness Center for paper registrations. Our team is open to everyone so please share Team UE's information. Contact the Fitness Center with questions at x2397. 

* Discounted Parking Permits for UE License Plate Holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2014 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2014-15. The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state. If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, visit www.in.gov/bmv/2744.htm. If you already have your 2014 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year. If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25. If you have any questions, contact alumni@evansville.edu.

* 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.
 

* 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. 

Congratulations

* Young Kim Publishes Two Articles

Associate Professor of Political Science Young Kim has just published two articles. One entitled “Understanding Perceptions of South Korean College Students toward the United States” is in the Journal of International Area Studies. The other entitled “Government Systems Matter in New Democracies? An empirical analysis of twenty-six post-communist countries” is in the Journal of Peace Studies

* Aces Volleyball Earns 10th AVCA Award in 11 Years

The University of Evansville was one of nine Missouri Valley Conference schools that were honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as recipients of the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 season.

Members of Bradley, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Loyola, Missouri State, UNI, Southern Illinois and Wichita State were part of a record-breaking 676 programs to earn this distinction.

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

Evansville finished the 2013-14 academic year with an unbelievable 3.715 GPA. Just as impressive was the fact that nine team members posted a 3.64 or higher. Leading the way was Lorena Marquez with a 3.939. In her first semester at UE as a sophomore, Marquez posted a perfect 4.0.

Just behind her was senior Jenn Murphy. The Wilmington, Ill. native finished with a perfect GPA in the spring semester of 2014. Seniors Lauren Seyller and Rachel TenHoor also tallied a 4.0 in the spring.

The AVCA Team Academic Award has become one of the AVCA's fastest growing awards programs, seeing an impressive surge in teams honored over the past several years. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but one, while amassing an overall 500% increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 684.

NCAA Division I recorded their highest-ever total number of recipients, honoring 136 programs while NCAA Division II also set a new record by reaching a total of 95 honorees. NCAA Division III continues to set new records after 129 schools take home the honor with the Two-Year College category also surpassing their previous high of 16 with 23.

* Cris Hochwender and ES/Biology Students Present Restoration Research Project at CEER

Professor of Biology Cris G. Hochwender presented a research poster, in collaboration with three UE students—Samantha Montgomery, Nicole Kreuzman, & Stephanie Tran—at the Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER).

Their research was entitled, “Exploring native prairie grasses as competitors to suppress growth of the invasive grass Sorghum halepense.”

CEER is a Collaborative Effort of the leaders of the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) and the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). The conference brought together scientists, engineers, policy makers, restoration planners, partners, NGO’s and stakeholders from around the world to address challenges and share information about restoration projects, programs, and research from across North America. Across the continent, centuries of unsustainable activities have damaged the aquatic, marine, and terrestrial environments that underpin our economies and societies and give rise to a diversity of wildlife and plants.

This conference supported SER and NCER efforts to reverse environmental degradation by renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats for the benefit of humans and nature. 

Athletics

* Official UE Athletics App Now Available

In an effort to provide Purple Aces fans with one of the best mobile experiences in the nation, the University of Evansville athletics department has published an official app to allow everyone to follow the department in several different ways.

The free app will be available on all mobile devices and is featured on the App Store in iTunes, the Android Market and HTML 5.

Here are just a few of the features:

- Free – this product will be free on all mobile devices.

- Platforms – we have tailored this to be compatible with all iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, Android devices and HTML 5.

- Push notifications – this feature allows fans to receive notifications from the department about upcoming games and events.

- News – a live news feed of everything Purple Aces will be in the app.

- Top upcoming games – the main screen will have rotating photos giving you an idea of the top upcoming events for the Aces as well as promotions.

- Events – this is an awesome feature for your involvement, a full schedule gives you the ability to check in with us if you are coming to a game as well as upload photos or comments about every single athletic event! We look forward to communicating with you during our events! Making your first road trip or looking for directions to campus? This feature has you covered. Each event contains a map directly to every single athletic facility that a UE team is playing at. This includes home, away and neutral contests!

- Locations – this feature will be beneficial to those making the trip to UE for the first time. This shows you the location of all athletic facilities within the Evansville area as well as certain university spots and sponsor locations.

- Tickets – if you are on the go and looking for an easy, convenient way to purchase Aces tickets, you can do so directly on the app.

- Bookstore – a full selection of Aces gear is just a click away on the app. Several hundred items will be available directly from the bookstore. Purchases can be made directly from your phone or mobile device!

- Live coverage – follow all of you favorite Aces sports with live stats at the palm of your hand. Audio and video (for applicable games) will also be linked via the app.

- Fan Wall – we want you to be involved before, during and after our athletic events. With this feature, fans can communicate with each other, as well as the department.

- Photos – the UE athletic department has put an emphasis on bringing you a photo gallery from as many events as possible. This will give you access to all photos that we post.

- Social media – follow all Aces sports on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube with just one click.

- UE sports items – looking for an easy way to find information on a certain UE squad? Within the app, you will have links to items for all of our sports including roster, stats and media guides.

- Exclusive deals – the app will have special promotions and ticket specials that will be featured 

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