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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

* Front Oval closed to parking today to allow for mulching

The front Oval will be closed to parking today to allow access for contractors blowing in mulch to the Sesquicentennial Oval and Olmsted Administration Hall landscape beds prior to our Open House on July 16. Thank you for your patience with this inconvenience during this important period leading to the recruitment event! 

Upcoming Events

* UE Garden Farmers Market set for tomorrow

The next UE Gardeners Farmers Market is set for Wednesday, June 29, in Ridgway University Center.  As usual, the sale will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will last until all produce is sold.  Despite the dry weather, we still have kale, collards, pak choi, beets, Swiss chard, zucchini, and cucumbers.  

* Rethink Diversity Through Mindshifting Dialogue

There will be a Rethink Diversity Through Mindshifting Dialogue today from noon-1:00 p.m. in Room 273, in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

The topic will be “Responses to Racial Incidents on Campuses Across America: Case Study Reviews.”

If you have questions or wish to RSVP, contact LaNeeca Williams at lw161@evansville.edu.

These sessions  are sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives.
 

Info You Should Know

* Thursday afternoon golf outings

Employees at the University of Evansville are invited to play golf with other UE employees on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 pm at Fendrich. You can reserve your tee time by contacting Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising at dk26@evansville.edu by 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the outing.

* Move In Day greeters needed

On Saturday, August 20, the University community will welcome new students living in campus housing to their new homes. Faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers are needed to serve in the role of greeters to help new families navigate the move-in process. All materials and directions will be provided - no prior knowledge or experience necessary. To volunteer for this event please sign up here by July 22.

* Copy Services jobs

As the fall semester and the start of school is just around the corner, Copy Services asks that you start submitting requests for fall manuals and handouts in June and July as you have them ready.

The start of school is busy for everyone, so early summer is a great time for Copy Services to process copy jobs and have them ready in plenty of time for the start of classes and/or for purchase from the UE Bookstore.

Your efforts and cooperation are greatly appreciated as we prepare for a great 2016-17.

Copy Service Requests and instructions are available on the AceLink website.

If you have questions, please contact Distribution Services at ext. 2197.

* UE cable provider is now Charter Communications

Time Warner Cable and Bright House recenlty merged with Charter Communications In the coming months, Charter plans to strip away Time Warner Cable and Bright House's names and introduce its own branding. This means the newly enlarged Charter is now one of the biggest television providers in the country, standing alongside Comcast, AT&T, Tech30, and Verizon.

Charter calls its cable TV and broadband services Spectrum. Charter has announced that it will initially streamline product pricing and packaging and introduce Spectrum by rolling it out in a phased approach beginning this fall. While we do not know the potential impact of this merger on the University of Evansville, we do know that even though the transition will take a while, changes will be coming. However, the Office of Administrative Services is working with Charter Communications to ensure that our existing contract pricing is not affected. We will keep you posted as more information is available.

For questions, please contact Kim Winsett at ext. 2940 or email kw83@evansville.edu.
 

* United States Postal Service closed on Independence Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Monday, July 4. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at ext. 2197.

Congratulations

* R. Scott Lank conducts master acting classes at Julliard School

R. Scott Lank, artistic director and head of acting in the Department of Theatre, recently conducted master acting classes at The Juilliard School as part of the Actors Center National Congress of Actors and Acting Teachers. While in residence, Lank was elected chair of the educational standards committee for actor training programs in the nation.

Athletics

* UE campus scene of Change the Play Camp with Andrew Luck

Last week, hundreds of children learned what it takes to become quarterbacks of their own health at a free Change the Play camp inside the Carson Center on the University of Evansville campus. Evansville youth joined Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck and experts from Riley Children's at IU Health for the event.

Luck and Riley’s teamed up for the Change the Play program that was designed to teach kids how to make good decisions when it comes to health, fitness, and overall wellness. The camp featured several stations that gave the children several different experiences. Those stations featured activities that promoted an active lifestyle and healthy awareness.

“The beauty of this camp is that it is more than just football or basketball. It’s not necessarily a sports camp - it is a camp to have fun and learn a little bit about your health and living an active lifestyle,” Luck said. “The biggest thing for these children to take away is that you can have fun outside. In the summer, we would be outside for 8-9 hours a day, come home and eat dinner, and fall right asleep.”

Highlighting the experience for the campers was a chance to catch a pass from Luck. The quarterback had a great time with the attendees, having some run long routes as if they were catching a touchdown. Luck also threw a pass to Ace Purple while completing an alley-oop to members of the Aces men’s basketball team.

Truly making this a community experience for Evansville was the fact that several UE student-athletes joined athletes from local high schools to work the event. Prior to the start of the camp, Luck had a chance to meet with the group and took time to shake each and every hand and pose for pictures.

“I had a chance to talk to a bunch of the UE athletes. I am truly appreciative of them coming out,” Luck explained. “I wished them good luck. Being a college athlete is a wonderful thing - there are so many opportunities that open up. It was fun to listen to their experiences.”
 

* Aces Volleyball announces 2016 schedule

An exciting schedule featuring nine matches against 2015 NCAA Tournament teams highlights the upcoming schedule for the University of Evansville Volleyball team.

“This will be a year of growth and constant learning for our team, as it presents the youngest roster in more than a decade. We have no seniors, and an incoming class that has the chance to compete for impactful roles right away,” head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “That is why we designed a schedule that will challenge our group throughout the pre-season, while having opportunities to gain confidence with the balance of opponents’ strength.”

Highlighting the non-conference schedule is a visit to the Carson Center by defending Atlantic 10 Champion Dayton. The Purple Aces also make their way to Bloomington, Indiana, for the Indiana Invitational in the season-opening event. The Hoosiers will return the trip in 2017, playing in the Aces’ home tournament.

“It will be an early round of matches that will assimilate the level of our conference, which has improved dramatically in the past years, and will continue to do so. Getting four teams in the NCAA Tournament is an achievement that very few conferences achieve in Division I Volleyball, and the MVC has the potential to repeat such attainment this season as well,” Concepcion continued. “So we see this year as an opportunity to fully introduce our vision and principles to a roster that will remain together for two years.”

On August 26, the season begins with the Indiana Invitational where the Aces take on Marshall, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. The second tournament of the season will take place on September 3 as UE heads to the SIU Edwardsville Tournament to face the Cougars along with Green Bay.

Following that trip, UE opens its home slate on September 5 against Southeast Missouri State before hosting its annual home tournament that weekend. Teams coming into the Carson Center for the event include Dayton, Austin Peay, and Kent State.

The final non-conference tournament will see the Aces head to Jacksonville, Alabama, for the Gamecock Classic. Kennesaw State, Louisiana Monroe, Jacksonville State, and Nicholls State will be the opponents.

Missouri Valley Conference play begins on September25 and 26 with home matches against Drake and UNI. The Panthers were one of four MVC squads to play in the NCAA Tournament in 2015. Wichita State won the regular season and tournament championship last season while Southern Illinois and Missouri State joined UNI as at-large bids.

Following a stretch of six out of eight matches on the road, Evansville returns home for its final three matches in November for a crucial finish against three NCAA teams. The Salukis come to the Carson Center on November 11 while Missouri State and Wichita State will be in town a week later.

* Benefit event to be held in honor of Bailey George

The loss of University of Evansville runner Bailey George from cancer earlier this year had such an impact on the Purple Aces program and the Evansville community. Head coach Don Walters is going to make sure that her memory will continue to live on as he has announced the formation of the Bailey George Memorial 5K Walk/Run.

Set for August 6, the race will take place at the Angel Mounds Cross Country Course in Evansville at 9:00 a.m. The course was the sight of the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Championships. It will be a non-timed event, but a clock will be placed at the finish line for participants to view their times. A 400-meter children’s event will also take place that day.

Cost of entry is just $15 with proceeds going to the Bailey George Scholarship Fund. Donations are also welcome. All participants will receive a commemorative medal.

“What happened to Bailey is just tragic. For someone to be taken so young, it touches everyone,” Walters said. “The only way that we can remember things is to put them out there and deal with it. When we do that, we make things better. We know that Bailey is in a great place and she is watching over us. We hope that we get able to get great a lot of community support and put on a great event in Bailey’s honor.”

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ups will also be accepted.

For more information, please contact Coach Walters at coachdw2000@aol.com.

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