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Friday, May 22, 2015

* No Damage Reported in Morning Fire on Campus

In the early morning hours of Friday, May 22, two fires were reported on the UE campus. One was a trash fire outside Wallace Graves Hall and the other in the construction area within the Bower Suhrheinrich Library. There were no injuries and the Evansville Fire Department is currently investigating the incident as a possible arson.

If you observe suspicious behavior, please call the office of safety and security at 812-488-2051.


Info You Should Know

* Health Screening Information

Employee annual health screenings are June 9, 10, 11 in the Health Center. Schedule up to 2 appointments when you sign in to AceLink. There is a recommendation for a 12 hour fast because triglycerides are included with the blood fat/cholesterol testing. However, if you are selecting a Wednesday afternoon appointment, please arrive with no less than a 2 hour fast (we will not interpret your triglycerides unless you are fully fasting). Triglycerides do not affect your HRA credit.

Questions? Email or

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, Summer, 2015

The summer Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is June 14 - August 8. Complete rules and a weekly tally form is in AceLink>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. If you want to receive a weekly tally form plus additional health information, sign up during the Health Screenings June 9, 10, 11.
Contact or with questions. 

* Bookstore Closed May 29

The Bookstore will be closed Friday, May 29th so that we may complete our year end inventory. There will be no access to the store that day, please plan your purchases accordingly. 

* July 4 Holiday

The University will observe the July 4, 2015 holiday on Friday, July 3, 2015. 

* Scam Alerts - Copiers/Printers

Individuals on campus are again randomly receiving scam calls from individuals requesting departmental printer and/or copier model or serial information. Keep in mind, UE current printer/copier vendors already have access to UE equipment and will never call departments requesting information to provide supplies. In some cases, scammers are calling for individuals by name, saying that they need copier/printer information for repair purposes. A scammers intent is to obtain information and to bill the University. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION. Simply tell the caller that you are not authorized to provide information and refer them to the Office of Administrative Services. Usually this quickly ends the conversation.

If you receive a scam call, please report it to Kim Winsett, Office of Administrative Services, at ext. 2940.

* Summer Pcard Training Sessions Calendar

Mark your calendars! The Summer Pcard Session training dates for new cardholders have been scheduled. To reserve your training spot, contact Terry Voges at extension 2940 or email at tv35 or Kim Winsett at extension 2941 or email at kw83. For additional Pcard information, visit the Pcard website on AceLink at
All the training sessions will be held in the Physical Plant Conference Room. Sessions are scheduled on:

June 9 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
July 9 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
August 4 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

* USPS Closed on Memorial Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Reminder: Time to Reconcile May Pcard Cycle

The May Cycle began on 4/22/15 and ends on 5/21/15. Transactions may be reconciled through out the month and reports printed as of 5/23/15 until the GL lockout on 5/28/15. 



* Congratulations 2015-2016 Global Scholars!

The Institute for Global Enterprise is pleased to announce the Global Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year.  Congratulations to Dr. Robert Dion, Department Chair of Law, Politics, and Society, and Associate Professor of Political Science;  Dr. Lora Becker, Associate Professor of Psychology; and Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast, Assistant Professor of Marketing.  Each Global Scholar will receive a stipend and travel allowance.

Robert Dion

Dr. Robert Dion
Department Chair, Law, Politics and Society
Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Dion will pursue original research into the treatment of religious groups in contemporary Western democracies.  Important cross-cultural tensions have flared up in recent years in Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States – including right here in Indiana this year.  In many instances, the disputes have revolved around how to accommodate the wishes of religious minorities.  A comparative case study could yield a richer understanding of why some nations approach these matters in the ways that they do.

Lora Becker

Dr. Lora Becker
Associate Professor of Psychology

Atefeh Yazdanparast

Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Drs. Becker and Yazdanparast will collaborate on cross-cultural neuromarketing research examining emotional responses of citizens in a collectivist culture (China) as compared to those living in an individualistic culture (Australia).  They will be consulting with Rafal Ohme, PhD, Visiting Professor at Renmin, University of China; and Saman Khajehzadeh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Mr. Lee Marquardt, Behavioral Laboratory Administrator, Department of Marketing, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia about neuromarketing techniques and procedures.

As Global Scholars, the recipients of this award will engage in scholarship, curriculum development, and activities related to preparing our students and community for global leadership, citizenry, and success. The Global Scholars program is supported by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund and Lilly Endowment Inc.

* Biology Student Joins Research Lab

Congratulations to Andrew Abab ('15) who will be spending the next year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham doing research under the supervision Dr. Jennifer Pollock ('78). Andrew will serve as a lab technician in the Department Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine at UAB. 

* Professor Kretz Featured Poet at Slant, PG Cafe, May 31, 7-9

Professor Kretz will be one of the featured poets (along with the incredibly talented Peggy Pirro) at the Slant Poetry Reading at PG Café (1418 West Franklin Street) Sunday May 31st, 7-9pm. Please consider yourself warmly invited.

* Civil Engineering Faculty Wins the ASCE Outstanding Reviewer Award

Suresh Immanuel Selvaraj, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering and Computer Science has received the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Reviewer award in recognition of outstanding service as a reviewer for the Journal of Transportation Engineering. He was selected to receive this recognition from approximately four hundred transportation researchers and practicing engineers worldwide who serve as reviewers for this journal. 



* Benefit to be held in honor of former UE Diver

A 2008 graduate of the University of Evansville, Geoffrey Keller gave everything he had to the program and led the way for the men as a team captain. Since his death in 2012, his family and friends have been doing their best to give back to him and benefit a cause that would have been important to him.

In September of 2012, at the age of 26, Geoff passed away due to a condition called malignant hyperthermia (MH). His family has set up an annual event called the Geoffrey Keller Memorial Open Water Swim and Virtual Swim. Funds raised from the event go to malignant hyperthermia research.

Set for Saturday, June 6 at Lincoln Trail State Park in Marshall, Ill., the event will feature two races. Wave 1 is a 2.4 mile race while the second is 1.2 miles.

Keller graduated from UE in 2008 after a stellar diving career that saw him spend time as the team captain. Head coach Rickey Perkins remembers Keller as someone who was a great person and would do anything to help others.

“Geoff was a wonderful teammate, athlete, and friend,” Perkins said. “The type of teammate that would give you the shirt off his back. There was not a person who did not admire him for skills, sense of humor and kindness.”

For more information on Geoff, the event or to donate, please visit the link above. 


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