University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Monday, August 15, 2011

* Alumni Spotlight

Clay McCutchan '72, an Air Armament Center historian, recently won the Gen. Lewis H. Brereton award. The award is given annually to a civilian Florida resident who has made the most outstanding contribution to airpower during the past year or over a multi-year period. McCutchan was presented the award July 9 at the Air Force Association State Convention in Ocala. He also received the AFA's Exceptional Service Citation 2009 and 2010. McCutchan, a retired Air Force Reserve major general, has worked at the AAC Office of History since 2006.

After McCutchan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education at UE, he taught high school in Florida for a few years before joining the U.S. Air Force civil service as a historian.

"UE prepared me well and I never forgot the great lessons I learned there," said McCutchan. "It's a great school."


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.


Info You Should Know

* HealthTip: If You Want to Lose Weight - Sleep!

Lack of sleep and late nights can unravel your efforts to maintain a healthy weight. Women who slept only four hours sleep ate 329 more calories and an astonishing 31 more grams of fat than when they slept well. This was carried out in a recent study at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Night owls, even when they slept seven hours, ate an average of 248 more calories than those who went to bed early, per a similar study at Northwestern University. So . . .if you want to be slim, get to bed!! The nurse has a list of sleep tips. Pick one up on Thursday, Aug. 18, 9–11 a.m., in Olmsted lobby.

* UE Bookstore Rush Weekend Hours

The UE Bookstore has announced rush weekend hours. The Bookstore will be open Friday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 21 from noon to 3 p.m.  Regular store hours begin on Monday, Aug. 22.

* 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



* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy, director of cognitive science and the digital humanities laboratory, recently wrote, "Alan Turing: Mathematical Mechanist" for Alan Turing: His Work and Impact, an edition of Turing's work, with commentary, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Other contributors to the volume include Daniel Dennett, Douglas Hofstadter, Sir Roger Penrose and Stephen Wolfram. Beavers also wrote "Moral Machines and the Threat of Ethical Nihilism" in The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics, due out from MIT Press later this year. He was recently invited to address his concerns about how the modern information climate is affecting our sense of ethics at the International Symposium on Digital Ethics sponsored by the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago this coming October.


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