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Thursday, July 26, 2018

* Sprinkler system testing

A contractor will be on campus today - Thursday, July 26 - to test the fire sprinkler system in buildings. This will briefly activate the fire alarm. The physical plant staff will notify the Office of Safety and Security as each building is tested. If you have any questions, contact the Physical Plant office at ext. 2775.

Upcoming Events

* United Way Day of Caring is September 7

The United Way Day of Caring will be Friday, September 7. This year, UE will be partnering with the local council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Buffalo Trace Council. This location is located just down the road off the Lloyd Expressway (behind the State Hospital).

Join us on this exciting day by signing up for one of the listed volunteer opportunities. Employees who choose to participate in the Day of Caring do not need to use a vacation day, but do need to get approval from your supervisor.

To sign up, fill out this online form - https://form.jotform.com/82046949791167.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 10.

Please let Brian Conner, bc32@evansville.edu, in residence life know if you have any questions.

Submitted by Brian Conner bc32@evansville.edu

* 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

* Join the Chaplain's Challenge next week!

Feeling a little sluggish and low-energy? Join the Chaplain’s Challenge 3-day detox next week! Tuesday, July 31, Wednesday, August 1, and Thursday, August 2. Anyone can do anything for three days!! No judgment, just encouragement. We will leave the following ingredients out of our nutritional plans for three days: sugar, dairy, grain, gluten, soy, alcohol, and processed foods. Want more information? Meet in Neu Chapel, Monday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. for Q & A and meal plan!

Submitted by Tammy Gieselman tg85@evansville.edu

* Move-in Day Greeters needed

We need your help. Move-in Day Greeters are needed! As a Move-In Day Greeter, your role would be to welcome each vehicle that pulls up to a hall and communicate the process (which will be provided to you in a confirmation e-mail). You will mark the vehicle for movers to move the personal belongings to the residence hall room and get the vehicles to move to a permanent parking spot. Having alumni and friends of UE assist us in this endeavor always helps the families immediately feel a sense of comfort knowing that their student is being left in good hands with and open network of support.

Please considering signing up for a two hour shift on Saturday, August 18 here.

I ask that you sign up prior to August 10.

Submitted by Geoff Edwards ge21@evansville.edu 

* 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 

Congratulations

* Amber Pouliot publishes article in "The Conversation"

Amber Pouliot, teaching fellow in British Studies at Harlaxton College, has published an article in The Conversation that examines how the theory of incest became part of the Bronte family story. 

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