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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

* Short Term Water Outage in Olmsted Hall Planned for Wednesday, July 8

On Wednesday, July 8, starting at 7 a.m., Physical Plant will shut off the water in Olmsted Hall. The outage is expected to last no more than 2 hours. This is necessary to complete a repair. Any questions or concerns please contact the Physical Plant at 488-2775. 


Upcoming Events

* UE Gardeners Farmers Market Set for Tomorrow Starting at 9 AM!

UE Gardeners will hold a Farmers' Market on Wednesday, July 8, in Ridgway University Center beginning at 9 a.m. We will have beans, summer squash, beets, onions, and lots of greens. Please come by. 

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The appointments are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). Due to Library renovation, access to the Clifford Rare Books Room is temporarily through the Office of Technology Services. If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 


Info You Should Know

* Library Collections Disrupted by Construction

Construction on the library’s first and second floors is on target and the contractors will soon be moving upstairs to replace the ceilings, HVAC and lighting on the third and fourth floors. Once construction begins, we will have NO ACCESS to the third and fourth floors until they are completed AFTER THE FALL SEMESTER BEGINS!

If you need UE books to place on fall course reserves, for research, for fun or for students, GET THEM NOW!

We have no idea when construction will begin but it will be within a week or so. If you need help, have questions about access or want to browse, please call Meg Atwater-Singer at 812-488-2487 or email her at

* Pool Closed July 6-10

There will be no open swim for the week of July 6-10. Pool hours will resume July 13. 

* Newman Center Apartment Opening

Looking for housing? There's room at the Newman Center Apartment this school year!! Call or text 812-760-8610 for more info!!

* Renewal Time for Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS)

It is time to renew “PAADS” (Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services) forms for the new Fiscal Year 2015-16 (June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016). An approved PAADS pre-authorizes a requestor based on specified account numbers and dollar amounts to make requests for Copy Services and In House Office Supplies without obtaining approving signatures for every Distribution Services request form

Note: Employee status changes (Requestors and Approvers) during a fiscal year will void a PAADS and a new approved PAADS will be necessary.

The renewal process is simple.
1. Print, complete, obtain authorized signature and submit the form via campus mail to Administrative Services/GS.
2. The PAADS form is located on either of the following websites on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions at
• Copy Services website at http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/
• Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/

For questions, please contact Terry Voges at extension 2941 or email tv35 or Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or kw83.



* Parade Magazine names Every Father's Daughter "Sizzling Summer Read"

Parade Magazine recently named Every Father’s Daughter a Top Ten “Sizzling Summer Read” and a Best Gift for Fathers Who Read. Parade is the most widely read magazine in the U.S., with a readership of 54.1 million. Every Father’s Daughter has been excerpted, reviewed or featured in Publishers Weekly (starred review), The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, The Rumpus, The Chicago Tribune, Time Out New York, BUST Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Ploughshares, Booklist, Foreword Magazine, Kirkus Review, Gulf Coast Woman, The Millions, The Clarion-Ledger, Indianapolis Monthly, Nashville Scene, Evansville Living, The Evansville Courier, Grinnell Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine among several other magazines, newspapers and blogs. Professor McMullan and others also discussed the book on NPR stations across the nation.

Since May, Professor McMullan has given readings around the country with fellow writers Phillip Lopate, Jane Smiley, Alexandra Styron, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jill McCorkle, and Ann Hood among others. As a result of the book’s popularity, the publisher has created a blog and invites readers interested in writing and sharing their own essays about their fathers. If you are a father, a daughter, or anyone who simply feels moved to write and share, send your work in an email to

Professor McMullan taught at UE for 25 years and served as the Melvin Peterson Chair of Literature and Creative Writing. She retired in May in order to write full time.

* UE Trumpet Ensemble Performs in Italy

Members of the University of Evansville Trumpet Ensemble participated in the 2015 Orvieto TrumpetFest June 20-27. Members included Dalton Bosze, Laura Silvestian, Jacob Steffenhagen and faculty member Timothy Zifer. The students and faculty members participated in rehearsals, masterclasses, concerts and recitals.

In addition to intensive trumpet study and performances members also had the opportunity to take an Italian Survival Class and take advantage of historical sightseeing opportunities. Zifer had the opportunity to conduct the combined Orvieto Trumpet Ensemble and perform on a faculty recital.

The UE Trumpet Ensemble's appearance at the festival was made possible by a generous contribution from the Friends of the University of Evansville Music (FUEM).

Trumpet Ensemble


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