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Monday, August 8, 2016

* Re-investment and Innovation Fund proposal date approaching

The fourth and final round of proposals for funding from the Re-investment and Innovation Fund are due September 1. Please go here for submission forms and details.  

* Regular business hours resume today

The last three months have flown by and as we get ready to welcome our students back, regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) resume today, Monday, August 8.

Info You Should Know

* The James A. Byers Athletic Student Scholarship

Coach Jim Byers empowered his student-athletes to set them up to excel on and off the field leaving his legacy on many Aces’ hearts. He also left behind an endowed scholarship that will continue to help students-athletes of the future. Those interested in continuing his legacy might consider a gift to the James A. Byers Athletic Student Scholarship. The University presents the scholarship each spring to a junior in any of the Aces' varsity sports, for use during the student-athlete's senior year. A gift can be made online here or please contact the Office of Annual Giving at (812) 488-2021 for more information.

* Textbooks now available

Textbooks can be purchased both in the UE Bookstore and on the store’s website. You'll also have the option to charge up to $1,000 on your student account for required books and supplies. If you're ordering online and want to use this option, just indicate in the customer checkout comments that you'd like to charge these to your student account and include your ID number and campus e-mail address. The books will be available for pick up when you come to school. This option is not available for books shipped to you. It is only for in-store pick up at the UE Bookstore. Contact the UE Bookstore if you have questions.  

* All UE employees invited to important Fall Conference concurrent session

All UE employees are invited to attend  “Run, Hide, Fight - preparing for an Active Shooter scenario” on Wednesday, August 17, 8:00-9:50 a.m. in Shanklin Theatre. This information session will be presented by Evansville Police Department officers Kevin Corbin and Nick Sandullo.

Being prepared mentally can literally be the difference between life and death. Members of the Evansville Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will provide important information on how individuals should respond during the unfortunate event of an active shooter on campus.

All University empoyees are strongly encouraged to attend this session of the Fall Conference.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Safety and Security at ext. 2051.
 

* Attention student employment supervisors!

Over the past couple of years, the Office of Financial Aid has collected concerns, suggestions, etc. regarding the UE student employment process from faculty, staff, and students.  As a result, we have revamped the process to make it more streamlined and student centered.

Beginning with the Fall 2016 semester, there will be several changes to student employment.

Because of this, we encourage supervisors to come to the student supervisor training sessions scheduled August 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 126 in Hyde Hall, and at the Fall Faculty Conference on August 17 at 10:00 a.m. to see a demonstration and learn more about the new processes. 

For more information on the student employment process, please see the supervisor guidelines for student employment available through student employment management on WebAdvisor.
 

Athletics

* First annual Bailey George Memorial 5K a huge success

A field of close to 300 runners took part in the first annual Bailey George Memorial 5K Walk/Run on Saturday morning at Angel Mounds.

An exciting start to the day saw the children in attendance run a 400-meter race on the final part of the main course. It was a unique opportunity for the youth to complete a shorter race.

Following that portion, the 5K run took place. Making this a unique event, those who took part moved at their own pace with some running, others walking, and some circling the course as a group, enjoying the chance to be on the same course that Bailey did less than a year ago.

Current and former members of the Purple Aces cross country squads ran the race in honor of their friend and teammate. University of Evansville president Tom Kazee along with several university and athletic staff members and coaches also ran in the event. At the finish line, each person was given a medal commemorating Bailey George.

Special thanks go out to the Purple Aces’ Women’s Soccer, Volleyball and Men’s Soccer teams for volunteering their time at the event. Purple Aces Club board members as well as athletic staff also worked the event.

All proceeds from the event benefited the Bailey George Scholarship, which will go to a student at UE who is battling or has battled cancer. Donations are still being accepted here.
 

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