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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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.

* 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 -

The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 10.

Please let Brian Conner,, in residence life know if you have any questions.

Submitted by Brian Conner

* 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,

Submitted by Stacey Shanks


Info You Should Know

* Last summer golf outing!

The employees at the University of Evansville are again invited to play golf this Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Fendrich GC. This will be our last official outing for this summer. Please do let Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising know if you will be playing, and she will reserve a tee time. Contact Debbie at or 488-2605.

There will be golf giveaways for anyone playing this Thursday.

Submitted by Debbie Kassenbrock

* 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

* 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

* 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 

* 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 or call ext. 1067.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* 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

Submitted by Kim Winsett



* Roscoe serves as facilitator for PAEA program directors workshop

Michael Roscoe, UE’s PA department chair/program director and IAPA president-elect, recently served as a facilitator/faculty for PAEA’s Program Directors 101 Workshop. Thirty-four new program directors and associate PDs, most with fewer than two years’ experience, convened outside of Washington, DC. This popular annual workshop, facilitated by four experienced PDs and department chairs, attracted members from 32 PA programs in 18 states.

PAEA Program Directors

* 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.


Sympathy to...

* Joan Fedor-Bassemier and family

Heartfelt condolences to Joan Fedor-Bassemier on the passing of her husband Edgar E. Bassemier on Saturday evening, August 4. Visitation will be at Ziemer's Funeral Home, 626 North First Avenue on Wednesday, August 8 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 9 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at Ziemer's Funeral Home at 10:00 on Thursday morning. 


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