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AceNotes Today

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

* UE's Oldest Alum to Be Featured on NBC Today Show

It’s not very often that an institution gets to celebrate the 105th birthday of an alum. We wanted to let the UE family know that we submitted Altha Warren Plane’s birthday to the NBC Today Show to consider for Willard Scott’s section acknowledging 100+ year old birthdays. We have received confirmation this afternoon that barring any major breaking news, natural disaster, or the like, that she will be featured in Willard’s segment this coming Monday, August 15. (Her birthday is the next day).  The segment should air between 8 and 10 a.m. in both the eastern time zone and the Evansville television market (it’s just an anomaly of the way the show airs here). Wherever you live, if you want to make certain that you see it, please set your DVRs for the Today Show for the entire 7-10 a.m. time period on Monday. If something happens and the segment is cancelled, they will call University Relations with an updated date and we will pass it on.  Cheers to Ace Altha!! 


Info You Should Know

* Parking Permits on Sale

The 2011-2012 parking permits are available for purchase. They will be sold between 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning today - Wednesday, Aug. 3. The price is $50 for the academic year, employees will once more be able to do payroll deduction. They will not be available on Tuesday, Aug. 9 due to Securities In-Service.


* Summary Plan Descriptions for Benefits

Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD’s) for all UE employee benefit plans are available on the HR area of AceLink.  SPD’s, which provide a comprehensive description of plan benefits, eligibility, and termination of coverage, can be found in the Benefits section at:  A hard copy of SPD’s will be made available upon employee request.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.

* Discounted Parking Vouchers for those with UE Plates

Students, faculty and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2011(new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off of the parking permit fee for 2011-2012.  The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state.  So if you haven’t gotten your UE plate or need to renew, visit  If you have already gotten your 2011 UE plate, simply bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration with you when you purchase your parking permit in August.  If you haven’t registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration in to Security to get a credit back for $25.  Questions?  Contact



* Cara Fabrocini

On July 30, Cara Fabrocini, assistant director, Center for Student Engagement. was awarded the Phi Sigma Sigma Sisterhood Award at Phi Sigma Sigma’s Conclave in Orlando, Fla.  The Sisterhood Award is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a sister or sisters for service, devotion in action and belief, and going above and beyond the call of duty in service to the sorority outside of an assigned role.  Cara serves Phi Sigma Sigma as the Leadership Conference Programming Task Force Chairman and was recognized for her accomplishments in creating a new leadership curriculum for collegiate officers based on the leadership book The Radical LEAP by Steve Farber.  Cara was responsible for the creation of the curriculum, training of 38 volunteer facilitators and served as a presenter and small group facilitator during Leadership Conference 2011.  The new program was experienced by over 600 collegiate women and 100 alumna volunteers during two separate weekends in February 2011.


Sympathy to...

* Kathie Jarvis and Family

Sympathy to Kathie Jarvis, Morton Hall housekeeper, and family on the death of her husband on Monday at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was 52.  Besides Kathie, survivors include daughters, Kristie and Leslie Jo Jarvis; son, Richie "Pete" Jarvis; mother, Peggy Jarvis; brother, Timothy Jarvis; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at Alexander Memorial Park with burial to follow. Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at the cemetery.

Kathie has been a housekeeper at the University for approximately seven years. Along with her duties at Morton Hall, she also cleans the May House and Fehn House, and works in various buildings on campus when other housekeepers are absent.



* Tracy Maurer and Family

Sympathy is extended to Tracy Maurer, director of Student Publications, and her family on the death of Tracy’s father, Frank Davis ‘Dave’ Maurer who died Saturday, July 30.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.



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