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Thursday, May 25, 2017

From the President

* New food service partner Chartwells coming fall 2017

Dear Campus Community,

As you know, we’re always looking for ways to enhance the student experience at the University of Evansville. That’s why I’m pleased to announce an exciting new change in our on-campus food service. We have signed an agreement with Chartwells, a national food service provider, to begin serving the campus community in fall 2017.

Menu favorites from Chick-fil-a and Starbucks, as well as a multitude of other new dining options, will be available around campus this fall:

• Students will choose what’s served each semester at a themed Student Choice Station.
• New anytime dine provides all-you-can-eat access from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
• Satellite Smart Market Express stocked with fresh food daily

Last year, a committee of students, faculty, and staff members was formed to explore food service options with the goal of expanding the variety and quality of the dining experience at UE. The group reviewed proposals from numerous vendors and visited other universities to see first-hand how the various dining programs were implemented.

The committee was impressed with Chartwells’ array of services and its assurance of superior quality. Chartwells’ commitment to sustainability was also particularly impressive. The company focuses on reductions in food waste, solid waste to landfill, and efficiencies to minimize the use of water and electricity. They offer biodegradable to-go containers, specialized monitoring equipment to eliminate food waste, and donate leftover edible food to those in need. Chartwells sources seasonal and local foods first, offers vegetarian options without compromised flavor, and tailors menus to each individual campus.

Please join me in welcoming our new dining service partner to campus. Renovations to dining locations will begin in summer 2017 and come online through the fall semester.


Tom Kazee


Upcoming Events

* Men's Basketball camps start in June

Several great summer camps are being offered by the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team over the next two months.

Action starts with the Shooting Skills Camp on June 2-3. It is for children in grades 1-12 and concentrates on shooting skills and drills.

The popular day camps are back and will be held three times. The first week will be June 12-15 with the other weeks set for June 26-29 and July 10-13. The two sessions in June are for grades 1-12 while the July camp is for grades 1-6. Lunch is provided each day and campers also receive a T-shirt and basketball.

Day camps run from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily and include several different formats including individual skill development, contests and 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games. An option is also available for those who would like to do just the morning or afternoon sessions in each week.

A great family bonding experience highlights the Father and Son Camp on June 17-18. It is for campers in preschool through 8th grade and begins at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday while running through noon on Sunday. This camp emphasizes skill development, team play and fun. It includes two meals along with a one night stay on the UE campus.

High School Shootouts are being held on June 9-10 and June 23-24. Availability is limited and all teams that sign up are guaranteed five games.

For more information, call 812-488-2757 or e-mail

* Re-Think Diversity Through Advocacy and Dialogue

The Office of Diversity is offering re-thinking diversity sessions again this summer to help campus members with discussion and dialogue around diversity and inclusion. The theme will be “Re-Think Diversity Through Advocacy and Dialogue.” They will be on Tuesdays beginning June 6 through August 1 (excluding July 4) from noon-1:00 p.m., in Room 273 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Each session allows participants to think and dialogue about how to re-think everything they ever knew about diversity topics by providing solution-oriented steps and strategies. There will be resources for participants on how to engage in diversity opportunities for encouraged inclusion on campus.

Sessions are intended for any campus member (faculty, staff, administrators, or students workers).

Please note that anyone attending at least six sessions will be given a certificate of completion from the Office of Diversity Initiatives at UE at the end of the summer.

Information on the sessions is below:

June 6
“What you need to know about Evansville’s LGBTQ community and how to offer support,” presented by Wally Paynter, Tri-State Alliance

June 13
“Evansville’s Black History and the mission of the Evansville African American Museum,” presented by Lu Porter, executive director, Evansville African American Museum

June 20
“Why affinity groups are important and the steps to increase retention within a diverse workforce,” presented by Danyelle Granger, vice president, diversity and inclusion director at Old National Bank

June 27
“What is the Evansville Chamber of Commerce doing to increase diversity?” presented by Megan Alvarez, inclusion coordinator, Chamber of Commerce

July 11
“More than accommodations: Understanding the needs of people with different abilities,” presented by Gary May, retired professor of social work, president of Veterans for Peace

July 18
“True inclusivity: Building and strengthening important diversity community initiatives,” presented by Alex Burton, banker, Old National Bank

July 25
“Women in the workforce: How can we make it better?” presented by Jennifer Briggs, university registrar, University of Evansville

August 1
“Celebrating and exploring the Hindu temple and culture,” presented by Tri-State Hindu Temple and Cultural Center

For more information contact LaNeeca Williams at or by phone at ext. 2413.


Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore closed May 29 and 31

The UE Bookstore will be closed on May 29 for Memorial Day, and also Wednesday, May 31, for its yearend inventory. Departments wanting to charge purchases to the 2016-17 budget should do so by May 26. If you have questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Call for papers for Andiron Lecture Series 2017-18

UE faculty and administrators - as well as members of the Evansville community - are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of their research or expertise for the 2017-18 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome to submit proposals.

Please send the following by e-mail:

A 50-word abstract with name, academic affiliation/occupation, paper title, and contact information to Annette Parks at with a Cc to Cheryl Emmons at

Emmons will forward these to the Andiron Lecture Committee for consideration.

Please note that if you have already agreed to present an Andiron Lecture for the 2017-18 series, Parks ( will need a title and a paragraph of biography for the series flyer with a Cc to Emmons ( when it is convenient for you to provide them.

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by e-mail to Parks at with a Cc to Emmons at Emmons will forward them to the Andiron Lecture Committee for consideration.

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons

* Health screening sign-ups

Wellness screenings are scheduled to take place June 6, 7, and 8 in the Employee Health Clinic. Earn HRA credits! You can schedule up to two appointments when you sign in to AceLink. There is a recommendation for a 12 hour fast because triglycerides are included with the blood fat/cholesterol testing. However, please arrive with no less than an 8-hour fast. Hydration is important when fasting - water and black coffee are allowed prior to testing.

Contact Ashley Chipps at with questions.

* Thursday afternoon golf outings

The employees of the University of Evansville are again invited to play golf with other UE employees on Thursday afternoons during the summer months. The UE golf outings will be on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at Fendrich golf course. You can reserve your tee time by contacting Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising at or 488-2605 by 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the outing.

Submitted by Deborah Kassenbrock

* May Pcard cycle ending!

The May Pcard cycle which began on April 22 ends on May 22. As of May 25, cardholders may schedule and run the May cycle report. May transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until May 29. On May 29 the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the May cycle.

Submitted by Kim Winsett



* DPT student presents research poster at national conference

Second year DPT student Janae Wagler and assistant professor of physical therapy Tzurei Chen are presenting at the Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Conference this week in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The poster is titled " Effects of Student-led Balance Training on a Community-Dwelling Older Adult with Recurrent Falls: A Case Study."

Janae Wagler in front of Project Board

Janae has been working on this study for the past two years. She participated in data collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of the project. Chen is the primary faculty investigator on this project.

This balance study examined the effectiveness of the balance training assignment for the course, PT523-Patient Management III-Multiple Systems, taught by Chen. The student trainers involved in this study were in the Class of 2016.

* Lonnberg receives SIAM recognition

UE math student Adam Lonnberg has received a 2017 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition. The certificate was signed by the SIAM executive director and the SIAM president.

Students who receive these certificates have their names announced in SIAM News and posted on the SIAM web site.

The certificate is given in recognition of a student's hard work. It also instills loyalty to SIAM, encourages students to join and work with SIAM, and gives direct exposure of SIAM leadership to students.

Congratulations, Adam!

Adam Lonnberg holding certificate

* Amber Pouliot presents papers at conference in Florence

Amber Pouliot, a teaching fellow in British studies at Harlaxton College, recently presented two papers at the 2017 North American Victorian Studies Association supernumerary conference in Florence. The topics of the papers were Bronte relics and technology’s threat to Brontean ecologies. 


Sympathy to...

* Family of UE emeritus professor Bung-Chung "B.C." Lee

University of Evansville emeritus professor of civil engineering Bung-Chung “B.C.” Lee passed away on March 29, at Bickford Independent Living in Springfield, Illinois. He was a professor of mechanical and civil engineering at UE from 1960-1996

He is survived by his children, Rev. Lonna Chang-Ren Lee (husband, Rev. Chuck Goodman) and Rev. John Chang Yee Lee (wife, J. Evelyn Orr); grandchildren, Ruby Da-Ai Goodman Lee, Solveig Da-Qi Lee and Soren Da-De Lee; siblings, Bung-Fung (Dr. H.C.) Torng, Peng-Hwa (K.S.) Yang, and Bung-Yuan Lee; brother-in-law, Dr. Jason C. (Janet) Shih; sister-in-law, Mimi Ping-Yung Chiang Lee; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn; step-mother, Helen Hsieh-Ching Yeh Lee; and brother, Michael Pen-Tung Lee.

Lee was born in Beijing, China, on October 19, 1927. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, and served in the Taiwan National Guard before immigrating to the United States. Lee earned his Masters of Science degree from Georgia Tech and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.

His complete obituary can be viewed on the Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home website.

A memorial service will be held in Evansville, on Sunday, May 28, at 1:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church with burial at Park Lawn Cemetery followed by a dinner at Yen Ching Restaurant.


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