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Thursday, August 11, 2016

* Fall Conference 2016 today

The University of Evansville Fall Conference is today, Tuesday, August 16. A dessert reception will welcome everyone back to campus in the Matt Williams Lobby of Hyde Hall at 12:30 p.m. The Fall Conference begins at 1:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre. The Family Picnic completes the day starting at 4:30 p.m.

* Fall Conference concurrent sessions

Fall Conference concurrent sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 17. All UE employees are encouraged to attend the session “Run, Hide, Fight – Preparing for an Active Shooter scenario” in Shanklin Theatre at 8:00 a.m. Sessions continue in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 10:00 a.m. A complete list of sessions can be found here.

* 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

* Delay in parking permits sales

Parking permits will be delayed due to production problems. We are working with the vendor to expedite the process to shorten the delay. We will notify everyone when the permits are available for sale.

* Director of accreditation and assessment appointed

Mark Valenzuela, associate professor of engineering, has been appointed the director of accreditation and assessment of the University of Evansville. Valenzuela will oversee the University’s assessment initiatives, including the assessment of general education, and will serve as the liaison to the Higher Learning Commission.

* CAE director appointed

Lindsay Roberts has been appointed the director of the Center for Adult Education. She replaces Kristie Byrns, who resigned as the center director in July.

* 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 represented at physical therapy IV STEP Conference at Ohio State University

UE Physical Therapy professors Tink Martin and Ling-Yin Liang, along with adjunct faculty and neurologic and pediatric clinic specialists Maghan Bretz and Dawn Welborn-Mabrey, recently attended the IV STEP conference at Ohio State University. 

STEP conferences are held every 10 years and are supported by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

The theme of this year’s conference was Prevention/Prediction/Plasticity/and Participation. 

The conference brought together an elite group of scholars and included presentations by UE PT alums Jennifer Moore and Jill Campbell Steward. Moore’s presentation was titled “The Future Is Now: Innovation of Physical Therapy through Knowledge Translation.” Stewart’s presentation was titled “Individualizing Rehabilitation after Stroke: Role of Genetic Variation.”



* 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

* 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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