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Monday, November 21, 2016

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: band concert tonight

The Department of Music’s University Band and Jazz Ensemble II will present a joint concert in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, this evening, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. associate professor of low brass and director of bands Kenneth Steinsultz and assistant professor of music education Shawn Teichmer will lead the University Band in a program of standard and contemporary wind ensemble music, including works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Brian Balmages, and Leroy Anderson. Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of professor of trumpet and jazz studies Timothy Zifer, will conclude the program with a slate of works that will include pieces by Peter Blair, Carl Strommen, and Sammy Nestico, among others. The concert is free and open to the public.

* UE Bookstore sale set for today

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15 percent off all clothing and gift purchases today. Also all holiday ornaments will be 20 percent off during this time. Offer not valid on clearance items. Store hours are 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. both days.

* Guatemala GAP Project info session and exhibition today

Interested in visiting Guatemala over spring break to improve the lives of rural Guatemalans? GAP projects will include:

  • Training Guatemalan teachers to incorporate art and health topics into their classes
  • Developing a strategic communications plan for Mission Guatemala

All majors are welcome! Come to the Krannert Gallery in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts Building today from noon-12:50 to learn more and to hear from students who have been there. A light lunch will be available, and you are encouraged to enjoy the Guatemalan textiles and artifacts on display.

For more information, visit GAP’s website or e-mail gap@evansville.edu.

Upcoming Events

* Holiday Art and Crafts Sale is today!

The Department of Art’s annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale is planned for today in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m.

Items for sale may include paintings, pottery, jewelry, soaps, knitted items, greeting cards, purses, bags, and wooden items. All items in the sale are handmade and designed by the artist or craftsman.

This sale is an excellent opportunity to find unique gifts for the holiday.

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at dh196@evansville.edu or 812-488-2043.

* Panel for education abroad updates (non-Harlaxton programs)

On Tuesday, November 22, there will be a meeting to share and discuss what is currently going on with all of our non-Harlaxton programs. The education abroad office has been hard at work restructuring program offerings to make the student experience as helpful and efficient as possible, and this is your chance to find out what has been happening! This meeting will cover summer, semester, and year-long academic programs, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The meeting will be from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Beck Conference Room (Room 219), in the Ridgway University Center. We would love to have you there! If you have any questions, please contact Greta Becker at gb91@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* Ace Bucks Cyber Monday deal!

Buy $100 Ace Bucks, Get $25 Ace Bucks free! Visit Sodexo’s dining services shop now webpage or the Dining Services Office on November 28. Don't miss out on this one day promotion!

* UE distribution services - Thanksgiving week

Please note the following distribution services (mail services, central receiving and copy services) adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to transport mail for processing, complete campus deliveries and copy service requests before campus is closed for Thanksgiving at noon on Wednesday, November 23.

A campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification is being distributed to department today via campus mail to be returned to Distribution Services IF someone will be available at the routine department mail/receiving delivery locations to receive mail or shipments on Wednesday morning, November 23. Departments are asked to respond no later than Tuesday, November 22.

Mail services adjustments:

Mail will be delivered to offices that have responded to the campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification and who will have someone available at the designated dept. mail delivery location to receive mail on Wednesday morning, November 23. The daily mail run will begin at 8:30 a.m.

All outgoing USPS mail/parcels must be in UE mail services for transport to Data Mail on November 23, no later than 10:30 a.m.

USPS will be closed on Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day.

Those needing to mail a letter, etc. later in the day may do so by taking their mail to the post office and paying for the postage via a UE Pcard.

United Parcel Services (UPS) Information:

UPS is closed on Thanksgiving Day for pickup and deliveries. UPS provides delivery and pickup services of air and international packages only on Friday, November 25.

Pickups are available, if you have made pre-arrangements with UPS by Wednesday, November 23 or via UPS On-Call Pickup service and at all UPS Drop Boxes. Please note that guaranteed delivery confirmation times will be extended 90 minutes on Friday.

For urgent shipments, UPS Express Critical is available 365 days a year. For more information on this services go to www.expresscritical.com.

Copy services adjustments:

Please plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as copy services will be closed over the Thanksgiving break.

Central Receiving Adjustments:
Receiving will deliver to offices that have responded to the campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification and who will have someone available at the designated department mail delivery location to receive deliveries on Wednesday morning, November 23.  The receiving run will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23.

UE distribution services will resume regular operations on Monday, November 28.

For distribution services questions, contact the following:
Mail services at mailservices@evansville.edu
Copy services at copyservices@evansville.edu
Central receiving at centralreceiving@evansville.edu

* Christmas donations for children

Graves Hall is collecting new gloves, mittens, socks, hats, and scarves for needy community children grades K-8 this Christmas season. The items can be placed on the Christmas tree in Graves Hall lobby. If you have any questions, please call Pam Young at ext. 2848. Thank you!

* Study abroad survey

Students - do you have five minutes to help the education abroad office? If so, please fill out this survey about where you would like UE to have study abroad programs.

If you are interested in studying abroad somewhere other than Harlaxton, e-mail as760@evansville.edu with any questions you have.

* "The Perfect Season" now available at UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore now has available UE alumnus and '65 basketball player Russell Grieger's book The Perfect Season. This paperback book is a memoir of the 1964-65 basketball season. It's available for $28. The author will also be autographing copies of his book at the UE Bookstore fan stand on Saturday, November 19 before the game and during halftime.

* Fitness Center Thanksgiving break hours

The Fitness Center’s hours during Thanksgiving break will be:

Monday and Tuesday: 6:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-noon
Thursday – Sunday: Closed

* Act fast! Adopt-A-Family this holiday season!

Give to a family in need this holiday season! In partnership with Aurora, the Center for Student Engagement is coordinating a University-wide effort for departments and organizations to adopt a family in need this holiday season by providing gifts for both parents/guardians and children.

Families range in size from 1-4 children and 1-2 adults. Sponsoring groups should plan to spend at least $20-$30 per person. All donations must be delivered to the CSE office by December 5.

Please contact Jackie Luedtke at jl295@evansville.edu by Monday, November 21, to confirm that your organization is able to sponsor a family. Please provide the highest number of family members for each family you are able to support.

* Volunteer as a Salvation Army bell ringer!

We are proud to announce that the University of Evansville is partnering with the Salvation Army during this holiday season and supporting their bell ringing efforts! We are looking for volunteers to help for two-hour shifts on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at Schunck’s on Washington Avenue in Evansville. Tell your friends as we can host up to four volunteers per shift!

Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 30.

You can view availability of shifts on the Salvation Army’s bell ringer registration page. Enter the Group Code “VolunteerUE” and click on “See Shifts” near the red arrow.

To sign up for shifts, please e-mail Jackie Luedtke at jl295@evansville.edu with your full name, phone number, and shift preferences.

* BRASA now accepting applications for executive board spring 2017

The Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) is looking for candidates for its executive board for Spring 2017. People interested in learning more about Brazil, Brazilian culture, Latin America, and the Portuguese language are encouraged to apply. Members have access to a large network of people and companies both in the US and in Brazil.

The following positions are available:

- Director of finance
- Director of recruitment
- Director of marketing

Positions require commitment of about four hours per week.

Applications are available at the organization's Facebook page.

Further questions can be addressed by e-mailing Arthur Lorente at al224@evansville.edu.

* Reminder - outsourcing of USPS meter mailing services

As previously announced in AceNotes, UE distribution services/mail services has begun outsourcing 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 distribution services/mail services no longer has equipment to meter mail and/or process parcels for shipment in-house.

What changed?
• UE mail services no longer has a USPS meter or mailing equipment. UE mail services no longer has a UPS account or UPS shipping equipment.

• The UE USPS mail/parcel processing request online form has replaced the paper UE mail processing form. The UE USPS mail/parcel processing request online form and Instructions titled UE USPS mail/parcel processing request form instructions are available on the mail services website on AceLink Areas under forms and instructions. Note:  Effective October 17, 2017, paper UE mail processing forms should be recycled and no longer used. These forms are no longer available as an In-house office supply item.

• New white/laminated UE account barcode cards were provided by Data Mail Inc. and distributed to UE areas to be used in lieu of the yellow UE account barcode cards.  A sample of the new barcode card and instructions are available on the mail services website on AceLink Areas under forms and instructions. Note: Departments are asked to turn in the yellow UE account barcode cards via campus mail to mail services.

• UE mail services no longer provides UPS services. 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 may 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.

UE Distribution Services/Mail Services continues 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 service’s area

• Make a campus mail run Monday-Friday 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.

• Deliver UE mail and contract mailings to Data Mail, Monday through Friday, for processing.

Departments 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 new/white 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 were distributed on October 17. (Note: To request additional UE account barcode cards contact, distribution services/mail services with the name of the account, account number and department name via email at mailservices@evansville.edu.

• Following 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.

• Placing FLAPS UP on unsealed envelopes to be metered.

• 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. Purple contract mailing cards and other contract mailing requirements have not changed.  Purple contract mailing cards are still being used and should accompany a contract mailing.

Additional information is available on the Mail Services 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 winter housing

The residence halls will be closed for winter break from noon on December 15 to 3:00 p.m. on January 6. Students participating in official University functions or other approved activities have the opportunity to apply for winter housing. Simply submit an online winter request form by noon on Reading Study Day to be considered. For more information about winter housing, contact the Office of Residence Life or see the winter housing website.

Congratulations

* Jennifer Riedford awarded study abroad scholarship

UE’s study abroad office would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to Jennifer Riedford, who was recently awarded the Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation Scholarship from AIFS to study abroad.

Riedford is a Spanish education major and will be studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain, during the Spring 2017 semester.

She is looking forward to the chance to experience both academic development and personal discovery during her time abroad. One of her main goals is to get a more complete understanding of the Spanish language and everything that comes with it.

“With the language comes the culture, the people, and an entire new way of experiencing life,” said Riedford.

She hopes this experiences culminates in a way that will make her a great Spanish teacher in the future.

Riedford expects her time abroad to be “a defining moment in my academic career, and I plan to take full advantage of the knowledge and experience waiting for me in Salamanca.”

If you’d like to learn more about the study abroad process and how to obtain scholarships, contact the senior study abroad advisor Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu or 812-488-1085.
 

* Psychology alumnus publishes research articles

Anna Maurer-Batjer, a UE alumnus, is the coauthor of a paper titled "Capturing Experiences of Youth With ASD via Photo Exploration Challenges and Resources Becoming an Adult" that was recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Research. She is also a co-author of a paper titled “Reframing Autism: Young Adults with Autism Share Their Strengths Through Photo-Stories,” recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

* Robert Dion speaks to Owensboro Area World Affairs Council

Robert Dion, department chair for Law, Politics, and Society, gave a lecture in Owensboro on Thursday night, entitled, “Post-Election Analysis:  Making Sense of the Changing Electorate.” He was invited to be a part of the ongoing lecture series sponsored by the Owensboro Area World Affairs Council, an organization that describes itself as “committed to empowering citizens to participate in world affairs through dialogue and education, providing information and expertise on current international, political, economic, and social issues, [and] helping people relate their local concerns to global issues.” The talk was held at Owensboro Community and Technical College in Kentucky.

* Biology alumnus publishes research article

Mackenzie Powell '15 is the coauthor of a paper titled "Activation of Neuronal Endothelin B Receptors Mediates Pressor Response through Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptors" that was recently accepted for publication in the journal Physiological Reports. This paper is based on Powell's summer undergraduate research experience in David Pollock's '78 lab in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Athletics

* UE Volleyball completes season against Shockers

Rocio Fortuny wrapped up her sophomore season on a high note, recording 10 kills as the University of Evansville Volleyball team finished its season with a 3-0 defeat to Wichita State on Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

Fortuny led the Purple Aces (5-26, 1-17 MVC) with the 10 kills while Joselyn Coronel finished with 8. Jelena Merseli posted 27 assists while Mildrelis Rodriguez had 10 digs. Tabitha Brown led the Shockers (22-7, 15-3 MVC) with 16 kills with Abbie Lehman notching 13.

Wichita State jumped out to a 4-1 advantage and extended that to 8-4. Rocio Fortuny helped UE make their way right back as her four early kills gave the Aces a 9-8 lead but the Shockers had a response of their own, scoring six in a row before taking a 25-16 win.

In the second frame, it was all Shockers. They went up by a 21-2 score before UE rallied back with three Erlicia Griffith kills to make it a final of 25-7.

Evansville held strong in the third game. After trailing by a 5-0 score, UE got within a pair at 14-12 on a Joselyn Coronel kill, but Wichita State overcame the rally to earn the 3-0 match victory thanks to a 25-18 win in the third set.

Saturday’s match completes the 2016 season as the Aces look towards a bright future. With no seniors on this year’s squad, UE was able to gain valuable experience and momentum heading into the 2017 campaign.
 

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