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Thursday, October 6, 2016

* United Way campaign is under way – today is your day!

Deadline: October 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out on your chance to WIN! Turn in your pledge form at any time this week and be eligible to win prizes including:

• Day off of work (3)
• Men’s and Women’s Basketball tickets
• Theatre tickets
• Gift certificates to UE bookstore and Jazzman’s
• And MORE!

Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.
 

* Heavy visit days approaching for Office of Admission

Fridays in October are exciting because many visitors from around the country are checking out UE for the first time! In respect for the families who have driven such a distance to visit our campus, the Office of Admission asks that the campus community not park in the white or purple parking spaces in the Sesquicentennial Oval on Fridays in October. Thank you for continuously doing your part to make UE such a special place for a prospective student to visit.

* Winter intersession courses

The University of Evansville offers winter intersession courses from December 15 to January 6. Registration will begin October 31. Students may register for one winter intersession course.

For more information go here.

These accelerated courses offer students the opportunity to:

  • Take a course online to earn credits toward graduation
  • Lighten your spring course schedule
  • Complete missing requirements

Class offerings:

  • FIN 280 Personal Finance (Alhenawi)
  • PSYC 416 Human Sexuality (Becker)
  • EDUC 321  Teaching Social Studies (Gieselmann)
  • PSYC 121  Introduction to Psychology (Hennon-Peters)
  • PSCI 100  World Politics (Kim)
  • HS 101  Adult Health and Wellness (LaMar)
  • ART 105 Introduction to the Visual Arts (Larmann)
  • PH 190  Introduction to Public Health (Patel-Dovlatabadi)
  • SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology (Plikuhn)
  • EXSS 320  Nutrition for Performance and Health (Rodd)
  • PSYC 229 Social Psychology (Stevenson)
  • ES 103  Fundamental of Environmental Science (Thananatthanachon)
  • COMM 380 Intercultural Communication (Thomlison)
* Vehicles must be moved from Lot Q by 5:00 p.m. today

All vehicles parked in Lot Q (the lot north of the Weinbach townhouses) must be moved from the lot today by 5:00 p.m. On Friday, October 7, the lot will be cleaned and restriped by members of the campus community who have volunteered to be part of the UE Gives Back on Campus project. Parking will be available in Lot H, which is located north of the tennis courts.

What's Happening Today

* International Club Fall Fest bus rides today

This week the members of the International Club are going to the annual West Side Fall Festival in Evansville! They will be taking a bus to the event today.

The bus will be parked outside of Carson Center on Walnut Street, and will leave for the festival at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. The bus will return to UE at 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 p.m.

For more information about Fall Fest and its activities, go here.

For information on food, see the Munchie Map.

* Mid-terms have you stressed? Join us for Stress LESS

The Office of Counseling Services and Health and Wellness Education are sponsoring a stress management program today from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 254 and 255, Ridgway University Center. At this event, there will be multiple stations with various activities for stress management. Attendees will have the opportunity to move through each of the stations at their leisure, as well as some cool giveaways to help manage stress.

Upcoming Events

* Phi Mu presents Rock for Riley

Phi Mu's annual fall philanthropy, Rock for Riley, is Friday, October 21, at 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be on sale October 17-20 in Ridgway University Center lobby for $5, and at the door on the night of the event for $5.

All proceeds from the event go toward Phi Mu's national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

* Blood drive on October 18

The Newman Club is hosting a fall blood drive on Tuesday, October 18, from noon-6:00 p.m. If you are interested in either giving blood or donating your time through volunteer work, contact Paige Hignite at ph89@evansville.edu.

* Bishop Thompson to celebrate Mass with UE on October 16

Next Sunday, October 16, Bishop Charles Thompson will be our celebrant for the Newman Catholic Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. All are invited to attend! We hope that you are able to attend the service in honor of our special guest. For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu.

* Homecoming 2016 Reunion Weekend - October 14-16

Many alumni will return to campus October 14-16, as many anniversaries are celebrated during Homecoming Reunion Weekend. The class of 1966 is 50, Chi Omega celebrates 65 years at UE, Lambda Chi Alpha - 60 years, Harlaxton is 45 years, and neuroscience is 40. 

The full schedule of events is online here.

Questions? Contact alumni@evansville.edu or ext. 2586. Join us in welcoming alumni back to campus and join in the fun!

* Gregory Gregory Night and Harlaxton presentations planned for Harlaxton College at 45

A variety of events are planned from October 14-15 to celebrate Harlaxton College's 45th anniversary. Students, faculty members, and other Harlaxton fans are invited to join the celebration.

Gregory Gregory Night will kick off the activities on Friday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub.

On Saturday, Harlaxton headquarters with British sweets, Harlaxton T-shirts and posters, will open in the Krannert Gallery from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Presentations will be held in Wheeler Concert Hall.

  • 10:00 a.m. - Mark Valenzuela, associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering
  • 1:00 a.m. - Kristina Arnold of WKU and her Harlaxton spring 2016 students
  • 1:30 p.m. - Harlaxton principal Jerry Seaman

Find out more details and register online here.

Questions? Contact alumni@evansville.edu or ext. 2586.

* Poet George David Clark appearing at Coffee Hour today

George David ClarkYou are invited to join us at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour today  to welcome poet George David Clark. All the lectures in the Creative Coffee Hour series begin at 4:00 p.m. in UE’s Melvin Peterson Gallery, and are free and open to the public.

Clark's current book, Reveille (Arkansas, 2015), won the Miller Williams Prize, and his more recent poems can be found in Agni, The Cincinnati Review, The Gettysburg Review, Image, The New Criterion, University of Evansville's Measure, and others.

He edits the journal 32 Poems and lives with his wife and their three young children in Western Pennsylvania where he teaches creative writing at Washington & Jefferson College.

* Homecoming 2016 Faculty Coffee Chat

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Class of 1966 50th Reunion Committee invites all faculty members to the Homecoming 2016 Coffee Chat on Friday, October 14, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The event will be in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building

Please join members of the Class of 1966, the. last graduating class from Evansville College, for coffee, tea, and light snacks. Share updates about your department, programs, research, and how as alumni they can stay connected and engaged in order to help your department and students.

Please RSVP by October 12 to alumni@evansville.edu.
 

Info You Should Know

* Student employment positions available!

The Center for Student Engagement is looking for motivated students to fill their community project coordinator positions! Community project coordinators provide assistance on special projects at local nonprofit community partner organizations. Agencies include local elementary and middle schools, after-school programs homeless agencies, and other community organizations.

Please contact Catherine Carver at cc204@evansville.edu if you are interested in one of these positions.

* Fitness Center fall break hours

The Fitness Center will be open during fall break on:

  • Friday, October 7:  6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 8: closed
  • Sunday, October 9: closed
  • Monday, October 10: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 11:  8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
* Physician assistant program granted accreditation - provisional status

The ARC-PA has granted accreditation - provisional status to the University of Evansville physician assistant program sponsored by the University of Evansville. Accreditation-provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation.

Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status.

It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The inaugural class of 20 PA students will begin the program in January 2017.

* Volunteer opportunity with Multiple Sclerosis Autumn Walk

The Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association needs the help of the University of Evansville community at its upcoming Autumn Walk, planned for Sunday, November 6, at Harrison High School. Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association enhances the quality of life for individuals living with multiple sclerosis and their families in southern Indiana, western Kentucky, and Southern Illinois. Take this opportunity to be a part of the change and offer support in the community!

Volunteer Time Slots
· 11:00am-12:30 pm: Set-up before the event – unloading table and chairs and setting them up
· 2:30-4:00 pm: Clean up after the walk – loading tables and chairs, trash pick-up
· 1:30-3:30 pm: Cheering on walkers
· 1:30-3:30 pm: Traffic control at the walk
· Making signs for the walk route

If you are interested in volunteering fill out this survey or contact Myka Goode at mg222@evansville.edu or Lauren Clowers at tristatemsfundraising@gmail.com.

* Become a resident assistant for spring 2017!

Impact lives, build community, and be a leader - become a UE resident assistant. Applications are now available for spring 2017.

For more information, including position details and expectations, visit the Residence Life website.

* Lost - black Ray-Ban glasses

A pair of black Ray-Ban glasses has been lost on campus. The glasses were last seen in the downstairs bathroom in Koch Center for Engineering and Science. If found, please e-mail oe3@evansville.edu.

* Fall break hours for the library

The library will observe the following hours for fall break:

Friday, October 7 - 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 8 - closed
Sunday, October 9 - closed
Monday, October 10 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11 - 8:00 a.m. to midnight

After hours will resume at midnight on Wednesday.

Please contact Meg Atwater-Singer with questions at ext. 2487 or ma35@evansville.edu.

* It's FAFSA time!

Yes, you heard right. It’s FAFSA time. Due to changes in the FAFSA, you can now file your FAFSA beginning October 1 each year. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, you will use federal tax data from one year earlier than previously required. This means that you will use your 2015 federal tax data to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA.

Since you have already filed your 2015 taxes, we encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA to load tax data straight from the IRS into your FAFSA. This is a quick and easy process for those that qualify to use the tool.

Need help completing the FAFSA? Stop into the Office of Financial Aid and we will be happy to help you.

* TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to room 208 of the University Libraries.

* Announcement - outsourcing of USPS meter mailing services

Effective Monday, October 17, UE distribution services/mail services will outsource the metering of United States Postal Service domestic and international mail (letters, flats, etc.) and USPS domestic parcels to Data Mail Inc., a local third party vendor. UE mail services will no longer have equipment to meter mail and/or process parcels for shipment in-house after Friday, October 14.

What Is Changing!

• UE will no longer have a USPS meter or mailing equipment. Additionally, UE will no longer have a UPS account or UPS shipping equipment.

• The current UE mail processing form is being updated and re-named the UE USPS mail/parcel processing form.

• The current UE account barcode cards will be replaced with new cards provided by Data Mail Inc. However, the name of the barcode cards will remain unchanged. Departments having existing UE account barcode cards will be asked to turn in these cards to be exchanged for 8-10 new Data Mail Inc. generated UE account barcode cards.

• UE Mail Services will no longer provide UPS services due to low outgoing package volumes, removal of equipment, and upcoming UPS rate increases on average of 4.9% with an overall increase of 9 percent for packages weighing 1-10 pounds. Departments desiring UPS services may contact UPS directly, set up a department account, request a site pickup, and pay UPS directly with a UE Pcard.

• Departments desiring to ship USPS International parcels will go directly to a local post office, complete the required USPS documentation (customs forms, etc.), and pay USPS directly with a UE Pcard. The same can be accomplished with UPS but typically at a much higher cost.

What Remains the Same!

UE distribution services/mail services will continue to:

• Pickup UE incoming mail and parcels from the USPS, Monday through Friday, except for UE holidays
• Process incoming business reply and short paid UE mail
• Sort mail by UE campus department in the mail services area
• Make a daily - Monday through Friday - campus mail run to deliver and/or pick up department mail that is pickup ready and includes USPS domestic and international letter mail, USPS domestic parcels, pre-stamped and sealed mail, and campus mail.
• Deliver to residence halls as is currently performed.
• Distribute newspapers received (i.e. Evansville Courier & Press, Wall Street Journal, etc.)
• Deliver UE mail and contract mailings to Data Mail, Monday through Friday, for processing.

Departments will continue to be responsible for existing processes that include:

• Preparing USPS mail parcels for distribution services/mail services pickup by completing a UE USPS mail/parcel processing form to provide the required department name, account number and mail/parcel requirements/instructions selected by the department. USPS parcels are to be packed and ready for shipping with an attached UE USPS mail/parcel processing form.

• Sorting, separating, and bundling (rubber bands or binder clips) USPS letter mail by account number, mail class, special services, domestic, international, etc., and securely attaching the appropriate UE account barcode card to each mail bundle being picked up on the mail run by the UE mail courier. Specific mailing information continues to be available on the mail services website located on AceLink under Areas. (New UE account barcode cards will be distributed as soon as available.)

• Follow existing campus mail guidelines to prepare campus mail bundled separately for ue mail services courier mail run pickup.

• Sealing envelope flaps with department affixed stamps for USPS domestic and/or international letter mail sorted by account number, domestic, international, etc., with a securely attached UE account barcode card to each bundle being picked up on the mail run by the UE mail courier.

• Taking USPS international and non-USPS mail/parcels requiring express services or International parcel services directly to the local post office for processing and payment via a UE Pcard.

• Following current contract mailing (large mailings of 200 mail pieces or weighing a total of 50 pounds) processes and procedures. Specific contract mailing information continues to be available on the contract mailing website located on AceLink under Areas.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Kim Winsett at kw83@evansville.edu or ext. 2940 or Shannon Richardson at sr205@evansville.edu.
 

* UE Bookstore fall break hours

The UE Bookstore will have revised hours for fall break, which is October 8-11. The bookstore will be closed on Saturday, October 8. On Monday, October 10, store hours will be 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, October 11, store hours will be 10:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m. for a special event. Normal hours will resume on October 12. If you have questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Make your free LinC portrait appointment today

Make an appointment today to have your portrait taken for the 2017 LinC. If you are graduating in December 2016 or May 2017, you're eligible. It's free — all you need is an appointment. Call 812-488-2846 or visit Student Publications, located on the second floor Ridgway University Center. Information letters went out last week to pending graduates. If you didn't receive one, stop by Student Publications.

* Register to vote today on campus

Today is the last day that faculty, staff, and community partners will be on hand to help students register to vote! Look for our table in Ridgway University Center from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. today. The deadline to register for all Indiana residents is October 11.

Congratulations

* Dion discusses VP debate and Governor Pence with media

Robert Dion, department chair of Law, Politics, and Society, appeared on an “In Depth with Brad Byrd” segment on WEHT Eyewitness News Tuesday night. The topic was the vice presidential debate, featuring Indiana governor Mike Pence. The story can be found here.

Dion was also featured yesterday in a statewide story about Governor Mike Pence by Indiana Public Media. 

* Denning-Smith receives scholarship to attend international leadership symposium

Johnna Denning-Smith, director of grants and sponsored programs, is one of four doctoral students to receive a scholarship from Western Kentucky University to attend the International Leadership Seminar at IAE Lyon in Lyon, France. This seminar attracts leaders in industry and education from around the world. Seminar professors in past years have hailed from all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Denning-Smith will participate in a series of several day seminars that cover a broad range of management and leadership topics.

Athletics

* Tyler Gray named MVC Golfer of the Week

One day after winning medalist at the Butler Fall Invitational, University of Evansville junior Tyler Gray was named one of the Missouri Valley Conference Golfers of the Week.

He was one of three males to earn the honor, sharing it with Drake Bushong of Bradley and Southern Illinois’ Peyton Wilhoit.

Gray shot a 1-under 69 on Tuesday to earn the win while leading men's golf team to a finish of second place in the event at Highland Country Club.

Gray's round of a 1-under 69 was his lowest round of the event and gave him a 210 over the course of the tournament. He defeated UIndy's Evan Stoker by one stroke. Gray opened the event with rounds of 71 and 70 on Monday.
 

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