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Monday, May 11, 2015

* Summer Hours Start Today

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 11 through August 10. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. We will return to regular hours on Monday August 10.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent to ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated. 


Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore Summer Hours

The UE Bookstore summer hours of operation start Monday, May 11. The store will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday from 8 4:30 p.m. The store will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays except for special occasions. 

* McFelea Appointed to Term as Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Joni McFelea, associate professor of physical therapy and assistant director of clinical education, has been appointed to a one-year term as director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program for the 2015-2016 academic year.  She has been with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Evansville since 2008.

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting to the statement on or before May 21 (cycle end date) will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days.  However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2015-2016 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 13 will likely post by May 21 and be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.
• Approved requisitions indicating FY 2015-2016 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2014-2015 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2015.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2015-2016 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2015 will be paid from FY 2015-2016 funds.

Check Requests
• All services completed and items purchased and on campus by May 31 must be submitted on a check request in WebAdvisor by 5 p.m. on June 22 to be charged to FY 2014-15.  Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2015-16.

* Renschler Named Chair of UE Department of Theatre

Associate Professor of Scenic Design Eric Renschler has been named the new Chair of the Department of Theatre at the University of Evansville.

A 1983 graduate of UE, Renschler returned to the faculty of his alma mater in 2006, after spending the previous 20 years working professionally in New York City.

His Broadway designs include scenery for As Long As You Both Shall Laugh, including a national tour and PBS special, and Mamaloshen. As an associate designer, Renschler was involved with over forty Broadway productions and tours including The Color Purple, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Footloose, Proof, Wonderful Town, The Redwood Curtain and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His work as an associate scenic designer has taken him around the world for installations of the hit musical Chicago, including London, Paris, Moscow, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Berlin and Vienna.

Renschler’s Off-Broadway credits include designs at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Circle Repertory Company, Pan-Asian Repertory Theatre, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, and The Juilliard School. He also worked on over 30 productions with the New York City Center’s series Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert.

In 2011–2012, The Institute for Global Enterprise named Renschler a University of Evansville Global Scholar. He used the award to expand his experience in the international design arena with a yearlong comparative study of national design aesthetics as exhibited through theatrical scenography. Renschler visited Prague to study the impact of globalization on the national cultural identity as exhibited at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

Renschler holds an MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Michigan and is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and United Scenic Artists (USA).

“My time as a student at UE was essential in preparing me for success in the professional theatre. I look forward to working with the finest theatre faculty in the country to ensure that tradition continues,” says Renschler.

Renschler replaces Professor John David Lutz, who has been on the UE faculty for 50 years and served as Department Chair since 1983. Lutz will take a sabbatical in the fall and return to teaching in the spring of 2016

In addition to Renschler being named chair, two new positions within the UE Department of Theatre have been created. Professor R. Scott Lank has been named the Artistic Director and Head of Acting and Sharla Cowden has been named the Managing Director and Head of Theatre Management.

Lank, a 1978 graduate of UE, has taught acting for 28 years and coached many of UE’s most notable alumni working professionally today on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatre, as well as in film, and television. Lank has an MFA in Directing from the University of Nebraska and has directed over 50 productions at UE, two of which were invited to perform at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, DC, Anatomy of Gray and A Plague of Angels. Lank is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and is the current Chair of the Standards and Best Practices in the Field of Actor Training Committee for The Actors Center in New York City.

Cowden has an MFA in Theatre Management from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and has been the Department of Theatre’s Marketing Director and Head of Theatre Management for 15 years. Under her leadership, the UE Theatre Management program is recognized as one of the top undergraduate arts administration programs in the nation and boasts alumni working in leadership positions on Broadway, regional theatres, and arts organizations across the country.

Renschler, Lank, and Cowden will serve as the UE Theatre’s executive team, collaborating with a nationally recognized theatre faculty, to oversee the department’s mission of educating future professionals.

* Found item

A small medallion with a religious inscription was found in the parking lot of Schroeder Hall. To reclaim, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy in the Department of Music, or email to 

* Attention: Federal Student Aid PIN to Be Replaced By FSA ID Beginning May 10

The UE Office of Financial Aid wishes to alert all students and parents who currently have a PIN for use with certain U.S. Department of Education websites (for example, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), that users of these federal websites will be prompted to convert their existing PIN to the new FSA ID -- a username and password. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and/or electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents, such as a Master Promissory Notes for federal loans.

After May 10, anyone who accesses these sites will be prompted to create the new FSA ID when logging in to, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at,, and

Online instructions will lead the user through the set-up process. 

* Library Renovation Project & Library Services

Project to renovate the Libraries will begin immediately following Spring Final Exams. Duration of the project is expected to continue through summer. Students, faculty, and staff will have ready access to library services through the Libraries' website at or by telephone at 812.488.2462.

Physical access to the Library including books, print journals, microforms, etc. will be extremely limited. Library hours will be Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No weekend hours will be maintained. Entry doors to Bower-Suhrheinrich Library will be locked. Entry for service will be through Clifford Library entrance. You are encouraged to request service in advance utilizing the Libraries' website or by contacting us by email and telephone.

Refer questions to x2376 or x2462. 



* UE ASCE Student Chapter Receives National Recognition

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Evansville Student Chapter has received the Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities for this past year. The student chapter's accomplishments were awarded due to the enthusiasm and hard work of its student officers and chapter members.

The following members served as student officers in 2014.
Josh Hood (president)
Alejandro Mojica (vice president)
Forrest Plumlee and Abby Browder (secretary)
Hannah Okray and Levi Leffert (treasurer)
Jaclyn Altstadt (historian)

The UE ASCEstudent chapter participated in a variety of activities, from community service projects and professional meetings to social events. Our chapter is among the sixteen schools out of 292 student chapters (from both national and international schools) to receive this prestigious honor from ASCE. 


Thank You

* Thanks to all who donated to UE VETS Spare Change for Warriors Bowling Tournament

Many organizations, University offices and individuals donated to UE VETS Spare Change for Bowling Tournament held March 28, 2015 at River City Recreation. There were $1,120 in proceeds generated for charity. The winning team selected Operation Smile to be the recipient of half of the donations with UE VETS donating the other half to the Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you, UE community for your support! 



* Purple Aces Club Golf Classic set for May 21

One of the biggest fundraisers for the University of Evansville Athletics Department is coming up quick as the annual Purple Aces Club Golf Classic is less than two weeks away.

Set for Thursday, May 21, the event will be held at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville. Registration and lunch will take place from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. before golf gets underway at 12:30.

A post-event reception will start following the round of golf at approximately 5:30 p.m. and also includes an award ceremony. The fee for individual players is $125 while a foursome is $500.

Several sponsorship opportunities are available. Hole sponsors cost $150 while a cart sponsor is $750. Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive sponsorships are also available for $250 apiece.

To register, please contact Dwight Merilatt at 812-488-2287 or The deadline for registration is Monday, May 18. 


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