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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Upcoming Events

* Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series: Dialogue on Race

This summer the Office of Diversity Initiatives will offer 1-hour sessions that 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.

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 and others a certificate of participation from the office of Diversity Initiatives at the end of the summer sessions.

On August 1, Robert Jones will be the presenter. Jones is the chairman and CEO at Old National Bank and chairs the diversity committee on the UE Board of Trustees.

His talk is titled "Inspiring Hope, Activism, and Encouraging Empathy for All."

This session will help to uncover bias, discrimination and injustice with campus members. The session will discuss the importance of not leaving us with overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and despair. It can easily happen when you consider the monumental task of making the world more equitable and just. Compassion and empathy go a long way in helping campus members understand race and racism. This session will provide opportunities for campus members to hear the thoughts and feelings of people most impacted by racism.

The session will be in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 253 at noon.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams lw161@evansville.edu

* Last session in UE Summer Yoga Series set for Aug. 13

FREE Summer Yoga will be offered this summer from noon-1:00 p.m. in Carson Center. 

A session is planned for August 13: Yoga for Stress Management.

RSVP to Stacey Shanks, ss581@evansville.edu

Submitted by Stacey Shanks ss581@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* UE awarded grant for no-interest loan fund for students

UE has been awarded a grant of funds in the amount of $100,000 from the Charles E. Schell Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. The funds are to be used to provide educational assistance loans without interest or security to qualified students to aid them in securing a practical education that would not be otherwise attainable. These funds will become a revolving loan fund for UE, as students make repayments, UE can continue lending to other students. This is UE’s second grant from the Schell Foundation; the first coming in 2009. We at UE are grateful for this support from the Schell Foundation. 

* In-House office supply form has been revised

Effective immediately - central receiving is now accepting the newest version of the in-house office supply order form (dated 7/2018) which includes updated pricing. The revised in-house office supply order form is available on the central receiving and purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that previous versions of the in-house form will no longer be accepted as of August 28. Please e-mail your questions to centralreceiving@evansville.edu or call ext. 1067.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu

* August Pcard training location change

Due to the number of individuals attending the upcoming August 7th Pcard training, we have moved the training session to Room 100 in Graves Hall. For questions, contact Kim Winsett at ext. 2940 or KW83@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu

* Thursday afternoon golf outings

The employees at the University of Evansville are again invited to play golf on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at Fendrich golf course. Please make a tee time by contacting Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising by 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays at dk26@evansville.edu or 812-488-2605. 

Submitted by Debbie Kassenbrock dk26@evansville.edu 

Athletics

* Men's Golf honored with GCAA All-Academic Team award

The University of Evansville men's golf team has been recognized with the All-Academic Team award by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. The honor is given out to teams who achieved a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

"I'm very proud of this team for their accomplishments on and off the course," said head coach Jim Hamilton. "When you're recruiting these student-athletes, you're looking for great students and great athletes and that's exactly what we have here at the University of Evansville. I'm proud to coach them and proud of this great accomplishment."

Evansville was one of six Missouri Valley Conference programs to earn the award, as six of the Purple Aces student-athletes hold a GPA of 3.00 or better. Sophomore Robert Waggoner, a finance major, led the team with a 3.92 GPA, while freshman Spencer Wagner was second for the Aces, holding a 3.54 GPA majoring in business.

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