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Friday, August 12, 2011

* Bikes Donated to Taffin Zhu and His Wife Mara

Two bicycles have been donated to our new visiting assistant professor in foreign languages, Taffin Zhu, and his wife, Mara, to use during the coming academic year. They very much appreciate the gesture as they have no car here, having come to UE from Hang Zhou, China (south of Shanghai).  They are living in Vize House on campus during their time here.  Thanks to everyone who offered to donate a bicycle!


Upcoming Events

* Fall Conference

The University of Evansville Fall Conference is set for 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 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. Click here to see the entire schedule of events.

* Social Media Discussion

The Social Media Club is having a discussion on Aug.15,1-2:30 p.m., in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The event is free for all members of the UE Campus Community, but please pre-register. To register, please visit, and use the promotional code UEfreebie, then bring your UE ID to the event.

Members of the local business community also are welcome, at an admission cost of $20 per person.

Lights! Camera! Confusing, time-consuming, and expensive... The problem with getting started with online video is that often nothing ever happens past getting started. Time or budget gets in the way, or skill sets don't measure up and the benefits of using consistent, relevant online video are never realized. In this session, pitfalls, common mistakes and best practices to jumpstart your online video strategy and get you on the path to success will be discussed!

The speaker at this event will be Rocky Walls. With more than 10 years experience in digital content creation, as CEO of 12 Stars Media Productions, Walls works with businesses to create video that's so real and simple it changes audiences into relationships. In 2009 he received a nomination for the Most Influential Social Media Up & Comer and in 2010 his company was nominated as Indiana's Most Ethical Company at the Indiana Social Media Summit. An avid networker, Walls is a graduate of the Referral Institute and currently a member of the IBC Chapter of Business Networking International (BNI). He is also one of the first five Honorary Commanders of the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base. With the launch of its new service Candidio, 12 Stars Media is on track to see a 400% increase in gross revenue for 2011.

Please email Blair Wissinger at bw119 with any additional questions.


Info You Should Know

* Office of Publications Website

The improved Office of Publications website is now up and running. On this site you can find information about our office’s procedures as well as links to all the forms we require and instructions on how to use them. There is also information about the Integrated Marketing Communication Plan and ways to access it. Check it out at and let us know what you think! We appreciate your feedback.

* New Office Depot Pricing Structure

The Office of Administrative Services is pleased to announce a new pricing structure between UE and Office Depot Office Supply that provides greater office supply online discounts effective Monday, Aug. 15.

Users can expect to see
- Greater discounts when ordering “contract” items which include nearly 16,000 products (Core, Non-Core, Generic Core and Generic Non-Core).  While levels of discounts will vary on a per item basis, UE’s overall historical spend through Office Depot over the last twelve months has shown that an average of 10- 20% savings is possible over past contractual pricing.

- A couple of online screen changes.  First,  “contract” items will be clearly identified in the online ordering system. Second, volume order discounts will no longer be available or visible on the bottom of the checkout screen.

- Only pricing changes. Current ordering procedures such as the use of Pcards to place orders and the identification of restricted items and recycled items in the online Office Depot system will remain the same (unchanged).

If you have any questions please contact, Kim Winsett at extension 2941 or email


Treasures and Traditions

* Krannert Hall of Fine Arts

In 1962, the Krannert Fine Arts building was completed for the use of the University's music and art departments. Herman C. Krannert, founder of Inland Container Company, was honored for his monetary contribution with the naming of the arts center.


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