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Thursday, June 7, 2018

* Weinbach and Lincoln intersection closed June 6-7

The intersection of Weinbach and Lincoln will be closed June 6 and June 7, reopening June 8. The closure is part of the Weinbach Avenue water main project. 

Upcoming Events

* Faculty Information Session on e-book options

There will be a presentation by RedShelf and the UE Bookstore in regard to inclusive Access e-books on Monday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. This is a popular new trend in providing course materials to students. RedShelf will be doing a demonstration as to how it works and how it can save students money. Faculty who would like to attend should email Doug Gustwiller at dg57@evansville.edu so that enough space has been set up for the presentation. If you have questions, please contact the UE Bookstore. Inclusive Access is designed for e-books only and NOT for print versions of textbooks. 

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu 

* Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series: Dialogue on Race

This summer the Office of Diversity Initiatives will offer one-hour sessions that will provide interactive dialogue to allow campus participants to think and discuss about how to re-think everything you ever knew about race.

The sessions will provide solution-oriented steps and strategies as well as resources for participants.

Participants must RSVP to lw161@evansville.edu by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the week of the session. Upcoming sessions are planned for July 18, August 1 and August 8.

Sessions are intended for any campus members and friends (i.e., faculty, staff, students, alumni or administrators). Anyone attending all of the sessions will be given a certificate of completion of Diversity and Inclusion at UE at the end of the summer sessions.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams lw161@evansville.edu

* 2018 Wesley Shepard Summer Music Camp

Register your child for the 2018 Wesley Shepard Music Camp, June 10-16 at UE! For more information on the camp and registration, please visit: www.evansville.edu/majors/music/outreachSummerCamp.cfm

Submitted by Hayden McClure hm93@evansville.edu 

* Walter McCarty Basketball Camp

Walter McCarty Basketball Camp for grades 2-8 is planned for June 11-14. The cost is $250. There is a UE staff discount of 10 percent with the promo code uembbemp. Register online at WalterMcCartyBasketballCamps.com.

Info You Should Know

* Fiscal affairs and administration promotion announcements

Donna Teague, vice president of fiscal affairs and administration, has announced the following promotions:

  • Kim Winsett has been promoted to director of administrative services
  • Chad Miller has been promoted to executive director of facilities management and planning
  • Bob Dale has been promoted to manager of grounds maintenance
  • Tony Holt has been promoted to manager of campus maintenance
  • Fred Wilson has been promoted to manager of residential maintenance

Please join us in congratulating them on their promotions and wishing them continued success at the University of Evansville.

* COMM 380 Offered ONLINE in Summer II

Would one class that fulfills several general education requirements and teaches valuable life skills interest you? Do you want to reduce your course load during the regular fall or spring semesters? How would you like to take such a course NO MATTER where you plan to be this summer? How about a course that provides useful communication knowledge that can be used every day both personally and professionally?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider enrolling in COMM 380 ONLINE (Intercultural Communication) offered in Summer Session II.

COMM 380 meets criteria for General Education Outcome 9 (Understanding of Core Concepts of Society, Human Behavior, and Civic Knowledge) and Overlay Component A (Global Diversity: International Component).

For more information, contact professor emeritus of communication Dean Thomlison at dt4@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Dean Thomlison dt4@evansville.edu

* June Pcard Training

Pcard training for new cardholders is scheduled for June 7 from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. in the facilities conference room on the main floor of the general services building. To reserve your spot, contact Terry Voges at TV35@evansville.edu or ext. 2940.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu

* Volunteers needed for Ohio River cleanup

The annual Ohio River Sweep, a multi-state event designed to keep our river and shores clean, is planned for Saturday June 16 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Volunteers will meet by the Four Freedoms monument near the Pagoda in Evansville. The only skills you need are the ability to pick up trash or hold a trash bag (and your mom told me you have those skills)!

If you are interested, please email UE associate professor of biology Noah Gordon at ng62@evansville.edu so we can get a head count and keep you informed of any weather related changes. 

Submitted by Noah Gordon ng62@evansville.edu

* Payroll Deduction Information

Many of our employees make gifts to UE year after year using payroll deduction. Maybe you didn’t know about payroll deduction or how to initiate the process. It is very simple – complete the Campus Campaign Pledge Form found on AceLink located in the Development and Alumni Relations area. Easy as that! There are two options. One is a yearly payroll deduction where it ends on May 31, 2019 and the other is a recurring payroll deduction that continues until you tell us otherwise. You can designate your gift to any area(s) on campus.

This is just one option for giving. Whether you decide to make a payroll deduction gift, purchase a UE license plate, give at a certain time of the year, or wait until Pep and Vim (April 12, 2019), all gifts are important and have immediate impacts on our campus and our students. Thank you for your True and Loyal support!!

If you would like more information on the payroll deduction process or giving in general, please contact Jennifer Calderone at jj130@evansville.edu or ext. 2021.

Submitted by Jennifer Calderone jj130@evansville.edu

* TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions for June

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on June 20 and 21. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to Room 153 (Eades Music Room), Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc ll138@evansville.edu 

* Thursday afternoon golf outing

The employees of the University of Evansville are again invited to play golf with other UE employees on Thursday afternoons starting May 31 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 dk26@evansville.edu or 812-488-2605 by 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the outing.

Submitted by Debbie Kassenbrock dk26@evansville.edu

* Summer Pcard Cardholder Training Schedule

The 2018 summer Pcard cardholder training session calendar is now available on the AceLink Pcard website under Training Materials/Dates to Remember. For questions or to reserve a training spot, contact the Office of Administrative Services at ext. 2941. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu 

* 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 ac375@evansville.edu with any questions.

Congratulations

* "From the Ashes" nominated for Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award

From the Ashes, a documentary produced and directed be Joe Atkinson of the Department of Communication faculty, has been nominated for an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award in the Documentary - Historical category. The film tells the story of the 1977 University of Evansville men's basketball team and the December 13, 1977, plane crash that killed 29 people - including the entire team - en route to a game against Middle Tennessee State.

* Maass signs book contract with Cornell University Press

Richard W. Maass, assistant professor of political science, has signed a contract with Cornell University Press for the publication of his book, currently titled Annexation: How Democracy and Xenophobia Limited U.S. Territorial Expansion (title may change). The culmination of nearly 10 years of research and writing, this book examines why the United States annexed the territories it did (e.g., Louisiana, Florida, California) and equally importantly, why it did not annex the territories it didn't (e.g., Canada, Mexico, Cuba). Based on 23 case studies of U.S. foreign policy decision-making between 1775 and 1898, Maass argues that the pattern of U.S. territorial expansion was most constrained not by material factors, but rather by the domestic political and normative consequences of annexing large alien populations. With a final manuscript deadline set for January 2019, expect the book to be available later next year. 

* Plikuhn publishes chapter in new edited volume

Mari Plikuhn, associate professor of sociology and director of the Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence, has published a chapter, entitled: "Courting Controversy and Allowing for Awkward: Strategies for Teaching Difficult Topics." The chapter is part of the new edited volume, "Learning from Each Other: Refining the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education," set for release on August 10, from University of California Press. 

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