University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Monday, August 6, 2018

* Fall Conference 2018

The University of Evansville Fall Conference is today - Tuesday, August 14 - in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center at 1:30 p.m. All faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to the dessert reception to kick off the conference at 12:30 p.m. in the Class of ’59 Gallery and Lounge.

Additionally, the Office of Academic Affairs is hosting Faculty Fall Concurrent Sessions on Wednesday, August 15 from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. in the Schroeder School of Business Building, and guided tours of the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend the Concurrent Sessions and to go on the tours.

Go here to see the complete list of the Concurrent Sessions.

Please address questions to Paula Heldt at ext. 2479 or, or Tracey Folden at ext. 2509 or

* 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

* TIAA individual counseling sessions for August

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23. 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 

* Stone Family Center for Health Sciences dedication ceremony

The Stone Family Center for Health Sciences dedication ceremony will be held at the Old National Events Plaza Ballroom on Thursday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT). Ribbon cutting and tours immediately following, (approx. 11:30 a.m.) at the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences at Walnut Street and 5th Street.

The event is open to the public and all UE employees are invited to attend. Please join our president, Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, and our physical therapy and physician assistant departments in celebrating the opening of this incredible facility that will benefit our University for years to come.

* 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 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 


Info You Should Know

* Neu Chapel announces new service times

Beginning Sunday, August 19, the Neu Chapel community will begin holding two worship opportunities for our campus community. Our Sunday morning, #GetWokeUE service, will be at 9:00 a.m. and is ideal for the early riser who can have the rest of the day for brunch, relaxation, and studying. Our Sunday night, #StillWokeUE service, will be at 9:00 p.m. and is ideal for those who like to sleep in, spend the day for studying and relaxation, and have some prayer and meditation before the week begins. All are welcome to join these services! For more information, please e-mail assistant chaplain Keith Turner (

Submitted by Keith Turner

* Temporary UE Bookstore position

The UE Bookstore is looking for a person to work a couple or so weeks during Bookrush. This a temporary position only working Monday-Friday - eight hours a day. There is some lifting required. Ideal candidate would be a relative or family member looking for a little extra cash. If interested, please contact the UE Bookstore. Expected start date would be around August 15.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Welcome Amy Haudek, student services specialist

The Center for Adult Education would like to welcome Amy Haudek as student services specialist. Amy comes from the Chicago area and brings a wealth of experience in student affairs, marketing and community outreach. She will be working with our adult degree programs and assisting the students from admission to graduation. We are excited to have her on our team!

Submitted by Lindsay Roberts

* Smith is UE's new WFF director of custodial services

Kevin Smith is the new WFF director of custodial services at the University of Evansville. He is looking forward to new challenges and to continuing to serve the University. The office phone number for WFF facility services (housekeeping) has not changed. It is still 812-488-2045.

Smith has worked for WFF facility services at UE for the past three years. He and his wife Mary have two children and four grandchildren.

Submitted by Kathy Perry

* Women's self-defense classes

The Fitness Center would like to hold several women's self-defense classes during the lunch hour before school starts.

Right now we are gauging interest. If you are interested, please contact for more information before August 8.

Submitted by Lori Adams

* 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. 

* 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

* 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



* Atefeh Yazdanparast speaks at the 2018 Digital Summit

Atefeh Yazdanparast, associate professor of marketing, was a speaker at the 2018 Digital Summit Virtual Conference organized by Stukent. Focusing on digital marketing and marketing analytics, academic and industry speakers offered insights on digital and social media marketing and provided course structure and optimization tips. The industry track included speakers from Godaddy, Semrush, Buffer, Chamber Media, and BlitzMetrics. The academic track included speakers from the University of Evansville, Brigham Young University, Western Michigan University, and California Polytechnic State University.

* 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).


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