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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

* Summer publication schedule for AceNotes

As there are fewer submissions to AceNotes during the summer, AceNotes will only be published on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the week of Monday, May 14. AceNotes Extras will still be published whenever needed. The regular AceNotes publication schedule of every Monday through Friday will resume when school begins again in August.


Info You Should Know

* William and Mary Stone give $15 million toward multi-institutional collaboration - downtown facility renamed Stone Family Center for Health Sciences

The rising Health Sciences Center in downtown Evansville, a collaboration of the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, and Indiana University, has received a $15 million gift from William and Mary Stone to officially name the facility the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences.

“This gift is transformational for our health sciences programs,” said University of Evansville president Tom Kazee. “Not only will it contribute directly to UE’s physical therapy and physician assistant programs housed at the facility, but the effects of the Stone family’s generosity will be felt by all health science students at the University of Evansville.”

Through this gift, each University partner will develop and sustain world-class health education programs that will benefit Evansville and the southwestern Indiana region.

“Bill and Mary Stone have made a transformational gift not only to the new center for health sciences, but to the city of Evansville and the region,” said USI president Linda L.M. Bennett. “All three universities have dreams about the collaborative potential of the space downtown, and now this gift will help us to bring those dreams to life. On behalf of the University of Southern Indiana, I thank the Stones for their generosity and commitment to their hometown of Evansville.”

All monies from the gift will be used to support the respective health sciences programs developed and implemented in the center by the three partner institutions.

“With this magnificent gift to support our collective vision, Bill and Mary Stone are doing much more than adding their name to a building. They are helping to create a healthier, more vibrant community and leaving an indelible imprint on Evansville and the families who call the city and surrounding area home,” said IU President Michael A. McRobbie.

“Indiana University is committed to fostering continued excellence in health sciences education and research, advancing health- and medicine-related opportunities for students and collaborating with our partners at the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana to transform the future of healthcare in the region,” he added. 

Bill and Mary (O’Daniel) Stone are Evansville natives and 1973 graduates of Memorial High School. Bill founded Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies, Inc. (SS&C) in 1986 and has remained Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception. SS&C has a large Evansville office and has 22,500 employees located in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

“We remain committed to our hometown,” said Bill Stone. “Evansville is where Mary and I grew up and where we have extended family and friends. SS&C has a large and growing office here, and we look forward to helping this community grow in size, wealth and health. The health center is one key to unlocking the capabilities of Southwestern Indiana.”

* Summer Health Screenings

For those enrolled in the HRA Medical Plan, earn HRA credits and qualify for lower medical premium rates by participating in the On-site Wellness Screenings. Screenings will be held June 12, 13, 14, and 15 from 7:00-11:00 a.m. each day in the Employee Health Clinic. Sign up through the main page of AceLink. Remember to fast 8-12 hours on the day of your screening. Contact with any questions.

* Habitat for Humanity Evansville and UE announce Purple Crew Signature Program!

Did you enjoy building those yard barns for Barn Blitz?

To continue this collaboration between Habitat and UE, we are pleased to announce the Purple Crew Signature Program!

Purple Crew is a program for all UE students, alumni, faculty and staff to help build houses and earn hours. The goal of Purple Crew is to make UE a visible force for good in the community as Habitat reaches for its goal of 500 homes this year.

How do you get involved?

Simply go to the Habitat website at and click on the Volunteer Now banner. Register with Habitat as a volunteer and then select days that you can build. You can also register as a team, so bring your friends, office mates, and colleagues out for a day! It will be a super friendly environment when people know that you are UE Purple Crew! After 15 hours, you get your Purple Crew T-shirt. Another recognizable sign of UE out in the community building houses!

The program is active currently so you can volunteer all summer. We will also have lots of information in the new school year if you are not in Evansville in the summer but want to get involved.

For more information, please contact Holly Carter at Remember that you can volunteer with no knowledge of building, we need willing spirits and open minds! Come and learn something new this summer and help others in our community!

P.S - Want to get started? There will be a women’s build right here in Evansville on May 9. If 50 women come out to volunteer, Habitat gets a $5000 grant! Grab those hammers!

Submitted by Holly Carter



* Catie Taylor Awarded Administrator of the Year 2017-18

During the largest visit months of the year, Catie Taylor has been dedicated to the cause of growing the next class of the University of Evansville. She has used her talents of coordinating schedules of the very busy faculty and staff to meet with prospective students, ensuring each one has a memorable visit to the UE campus. During what can easily turn into a very chaotic and demanding time for the Admission office, Catie has stayed focused with poise and grace while putting in a tremendous amount of time to assist in the management of visits and events. She is a team player and appreciated by all who work with her. Catie’s dedication to our future and current students is inspiring. Please join us in congratulating Catie Taylor as the 2018 Administrator Employee of the Year!

Catie Taylor and Dr Kazee

* Lieutenant Sabrina Lux

The Office of Veterans Affairs wishes to congratulate Lieutenant Sabrina Lux on her ROTC commissioning into the Active Duty Infantry Branch. Lux enrolled in the UE/USI ROTC program in the fall semester of her sophomore year.

Shortly after joining, she enlisted into the Indiana National Guard as a 35F All-Source Intel Analyst and attended basic training and advanced individual training during the summer and fall of her junior year. As a student at the University of Evansville, she served as the UEVETS Secretary, and was an active Admission Ambassador.

During her time in the ROTC program, she was awarded the Leadership excellence award, competed in the German Armed Forced Proficiency Badge Competition, where she received the silver medal, and earned the Order of the World Wars Award at Advanced Camp. During the fall semester of her senior year, Lux served as the Eagle Company First Sergeant before making the transition to Wabash Battalion Commander in the spring. Lux is the first UE cadet to serve in that role.

She graduates from UE with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology.


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