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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

* Regular office hours resume today

A reminder that summer hours are ending! We return to regular hours today, Monday, August 6.

* Regular AceNotes publication schedule resumes today

The regular AceNotes publication schedule of every Monday through Friday resumes today, Monday, August 6. As usual, AceNotes Extras will be published whenever needed.

Upcoming Events

* Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series: Dialogue on Race

Join the Office of Diversity Initiatives at the University of Evansville for its last one-hour session, titled "Safe and Respectful Learning Environment." Facilitated by LaNeeca Williams with special guest UE associate professor of physics Angie Riesetter and USI professor Wendy Turner. The session will discuss ways to help campus members develop ground rules that promote safety, inclusiveness, and respect.

The interactive dialogue will allow campus participants to think and discuss ways to re-think everything you ever knew about race. The sessions will provide solution-oriented steps and strategies as well as resources for participants.

The session will be offered on Wednesday, August 8 at noon in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. Participants are asked to RSVP to lw161@evansville.edu by today, Monday, August 6.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch but drinks and snacks will also be offered.

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 or participation from the Office of Diversity Initiatives at the end of the summer sessions.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams lw161@evansville.edu 

* Farmers' Market in Ridgway on Wednesday, August 1

The season's final Farmers' Market will open at 8:00 a.m. in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, August 1. Spaghetti squash, tomatoes, peppers (not hot), basil, and cucumbers will be available. Honey and fresh eggs may also be for sale.

Submitted by William Hemminger bh35@evansville.edu

* 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

* UE dedicates Interfaith Peace Bell this afternoon

The University of Evansville will dedicate its new Interfaith Peace Bell today - Thursday, August 9 - at 3:00 p.m. between Ridgway University Center and the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library. Evansville’s interfaith community will participate in the event, which is open to the public.

UE’s International Peace Pole will also be rededicated at its new location near the west side of Memorial Plaza. The peace pole was originally dedicated to the University of Evansville by the International Students Club in 2002.

With the installation of the Interfaith Peace Bell, the University has created a new focal point on campus dedicated to peace and reconciliation.

“The bell is a symbol of the University’s commitment to making the world a more peaceful, understanding, and compassionate place,” explained Tammy Gieselman, University Chaplain. “It will ring to commemorate significant campus and community events and will symbolize harmony and goodwill at UE. The Peace Bell will be a constant reminder for us to work for peace together, as a campus community.”

The bell was cast at the White Chapel Bell Foundry in London, England. An appropriate choice as the University of Evansville’s Harlaxton College is located in Grantham, England.

“UE’s Interfaith Peace Bell will also serve as a visual and aural symbol of the University's strong connection with England and our beloved Harlaxton College,” noted Gieselman.

UE’s Interfaith Peace Bell is a copper and tin cast, 24¼” diameter bell and weighs 322 pounds. It is accurately and harmonically tuned on the five-tone principal to note F. Its deadstock is made from Iroko, a large hardwood from the west coast of tropical Africa. One side of the bell is inscribed "Yearn for Peace,” and the other side reads “Work for Peace.” The bell’s pedestal is made of solid granite, weighing 8,247 pounds and is modeled after UE’s Olmsted Administration Hall bell tower.

UE’s Peace Bell was one of the last bells to be cast at the historic White Chapel Bell Foundry before it closed permanently in May 2017. It was Britain’s oldest manufacturing company, stretching back to 1570. It was responsible for many acclaimed bells worldwide, including London’s Big Ben, Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell, and bells for the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The foundry also made a tribute bell one year after 9/11, the Bell of Hope, as a gift from the people of London to the people of New York City.

On February 24, 2017, a casting ceremony for UE’s bell was carried out at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Witnessing this ceremony were Harlaxton College principal Gerald Seaman and spouse, Patricia Vilches; Ian Welsh, vice principal for business and technology, Harlaxton College; Megan Janasiewicz, director of student development, Harlaxton College; Harlaxton students Rebecca Clark, Ahmad Ismaiel, and Sara Cannaday; and Tamara Gieselman, University Chaplain.

The following Monday, February 27, the bell was consecrated by the interfaith community in London. Those who participated were Katherine Baxter, Wesley’s Chapel; David Chapman, West London Synagogue; Gieselman; John Heyderman, Beit Klal Yisrael; Ishaque Uddin, East London Mosque; and Aslam Uddin, East London Mosque.

* 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

* CECS welcomes its new dean, Ying Shang

The College of Engineering and Computer Science welcomes its new dean, Ying Shang, to campus this week. An alumna of Notre Dame, Shang was recently interviewed by that university regarding her new position as the first female dean of UE’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. The entire article can be read here. Another article about Shang becoming the new CECS dean can be found here on UE's website.

Shang begins her duties at UE on August 1. 

* Fall textbooks are ready

Textbooks for the fall term can now be purchased in the UE Bookstore or on the UE Bookstore website. Choose from new, used, rental, and eBooks. You can also choose to charge your books to your student account in most cases. Save shipping and flag them for pick up in store if you want.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu 

* Departments/professors - please check the book list

Departments and/or professors are encouraged to check the UE Bookstore website to make sure their books are listed correctly for the fall term. If there are any missing or if information is not correct, please contact the UE Bookstore immediately. Thanks for your help.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* Parking permits go on sale on August 2

Parking permits will be available for sale in the safety and security office beginning Thursday, August 2 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 pm., Monday through Friday. Permits may be purchased by cash or check. Payroll deduction forms will be available for employees.

Submitted by Carol Blair cb336@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

Congratulations

* David Unger publishes journal article

David J. Unger, professor of mechanical and civil engineering, recently published the technical article “Free Streamline Hydrodynamic Analogy for a Linear Elastic Antiplane Slot Problem with Perfectly Plastic Ligaments at its Ends,” in the Journal of Elasticity, Volume 132, pages 261-270 (2018).

* 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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