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Friday, August 5, 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!! 


Upcoming Events

* United Way Day of Caring Sign Up Is Underway

Each year UE supports United Way by allowing employees to volunteer during business hours on the United Way Day of Caring. This year it is Friday, Sept. 9. UE employees who are interested in participating are asked to complete the volunteer form at this link. Employees DO need supervisor approval, but are not required to take leave time to participate. UE will volunteer again this year with Evansville ARC and ARC Industries on several projects. The projects are listed on the volunteer form. Please indicate your preference of projects and we will try to accommodate your choice. UE has been a proud leader in Day of Caring participation in past years. This year President Tom and Dr. Sharon Kazee will be joining our team and they encourage your participation. We would like to have many more volunteers to join us this year!

All Day of Caring workers are invited to an early morning breakfast at the Centre before starting work. Evansville ARC and United Way greatly appreciate your time, hard work, and willingness to serve our community.  Thank you!
Please fill out the volunteer form and return it to Brian Conner in Ridgway University Center, room 229, by Aug. 10 (if you want to be able to choose your T-shirt size) and no later than Aug. 29 (your choice of T-shirt size can not be guaranteed).

Dowload the form here, or if you have questions, pelase contact Brian at 1107 or



Info You Should Know

* Fall Conference News

The University of Evansville Fall Conference will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16. To kick off the activities, the campus is invited to a dessert reception, which will be held in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building Atrium at 12:30 p.m.  President Kazee and Board of Trustees Chair Larry Kremer will address the entire campus at 1:30 p.m. at the opening session of the Conference in Shanklin Theatre. Faculty and administrators will attend additional sessions throughout the afternoon and again on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The entire campus is invited to the Family Picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 4:30 p.m. on the Lawn Area between Neu Chapel and Morton Residence Hall.

* Rented Regalia for Convocation

Faculty who need regalia rented for August Convocation should contact the UE Bookstore as soon as possible.  Faculty who kept regalia from May graduation are reminded to return the rentals after Convocation in the bags they came in with the renter's name on it if possible.  If you have any further questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Attention UE Travelers

UE has a new contract with Enterprise Holdings for vehicle rentals which includes Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Alamo Car Rental and National Car Rental! If you travel on University business or assist others who do travel, you will want to be sure and attend one of the following sessions.  Enterprise staff will present a brief overview of the new Enterprise Rental Contract, UE benefits and will be available to answer questions.  Food will be provided and raffle items will to be given away. 

There will be two sessions for the Enterprise Rental Contract Overview in Rooms 253 and 254 in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Aug. 9.

Session 1:   8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Session 2:   11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

* 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


Treasures and Traditions

* Neu Chapel

When Evansville College - now known at the University of Evansville -  first moved to campus, chapel was held in the Administration Hall. However, ever-increasing enrollment made this arrangement impossible within a few years. For decades the school was without a chapel until 1964 when a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Adam J. Neu enabled the University to build Neu Chapel.


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