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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

* Hot water outage in residence halls and Ridgway University Center

Hot water will be temporarily unavailable in the residence halls and Ridgway University Center on Friday, August 12. The hot water will be shut off at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to be restored by 10:00 a.m. that day. The hot water outage is necessary so that repairs can be made by Physical Plant. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Physical Plant at ext. 2775.

* 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.  


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.  

* Great paying job on-campus – perfect for freshmen!

The Office of Annual Giving is looking for student callers for the fall Phonathon campaign. This is a paid position with flexible hours, mostly in the evening. Hourly pay starts at $8.25. Freshmen are encouraged to apply! If you are interested, please e-mail Erika Johnson at

* 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.

* Ladies in Pink video auditions

Want to be a part of the sharpest looking group on UE's campus? Is a capella your forte? Beat the competition. Submit a 1:30-2:00 minute video of your singing and/or beatboxing abilities (without any instruments) to by August 12 for consideration. We won't give the puns a rest until you do!



* UE professor receives award from Dreyfus Foundation

Kristy Miller, University of Evansville professor and department of chemistry chair, has received a Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship award from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.  The purpose of this prestigious award, which totals $18,500, is to support a lectureship and undergraduate research in the chemical sciences. Nominations for the award are reviewed by distinguished faculty in the chemical sciences.

Some of the funds from the award granted to Miller will be used to bring a leading researcher to the University of Evansville campus to give at least two lectures in the chemical sciences. One lecture will be designed to be accessible to a wide audience. The other lectures may be more technical in nature. The lecturer will spend a few days at UE and interact with students and a broad range of faculty.

Another portion of the award will be used to support two UE undergraduates in summer research as they work with mentors in contemporary chemistry.

Nominations for the Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship award are reviewed by distinguished faculty in the chemical sciences. Applications are accepted from departments in the chemical sciences at primarily undergraduate institutions in the states, districts, and territories of the United States of America.



* Former Ace Quinn Vilneff begins professional career

Former University of Evansville golfer Quinn Vilneff competed in his first professional event, taking part in the Southern Ontario Open.

The native of Amherstburg, Ontario, led in the first round before coming home in fourth place in the event, which was completed on July 29.

Vilneff carded an 8-under 63 to open play and finished the first day in a tie atop the leaderboard. He did not record a single bogey in the round. He followed that up with rounds of 70, 68 and 67 on his way to a final score of 268.

His final put him 16 strokes under par and in fourth place overall. He completed the event just one shot out of third place and eight off the win.

Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington, Ontario, played host to the event, which was a stop on the Great Lakes Tour.

* MVC announces 2015-16 Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-six student-athletes highlight more than 1,500 who earned selection to the 2015-16 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll, as announced by the league office. Those 66 student-athletes earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Academic Excellence Award.

The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Spring 2016 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation. Also, hundreds of student-athletes received the league’s Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and participation in athletics.

In addition, the Missouri Valley Conference has announced its 2015-16 Honor Roll, which recognizes academic achievement of student-athletes. To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2015/Spring 2016), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall or spring semesters.

UE’s President's Council Academic Excellence Award Winners:
William Knights -- Men's Golf
Allie Arguello -- Women's Soccer
Abigail Smith -- Women's Swimming
Katherine Beaber -- Women's XC
Michelle Karp -- Women's XC


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