University of Evansville

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Tuesday, August 14, 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


What's Happening Today

* Today - Faculty/Staff Welcome Back Sale in UE Bookstore

Today - Tuesday, August 14 - the UE Bookstore will be offering double the regular employee discount as a welcome back. Take 20% off all clothing and gift sales during the day. Stop in before or after the all-campus meeting and save.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller


Upcoming Events

* Neu Chapel University Worship: 9:00 a.m., Sunday

Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we are all encouraged to #GetWoke. This new academic year, Neu Chapel is encouraging our campus community to have a #WokeFaith as we begin our University Worship #GetWokeUE worship service this upcoming Sunday (August 19) at 9:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. All are invited and welcome to attend!

Submitted by Keith Turner 


Info You Should Know

* University Symphony Orchestra/String Chamber Ensemble calling for musicians!

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. Come join us!

E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities, at for more information.

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen

* Old tech alert: Need a typewriter or adding machine ribbon?

The library has a selection of typewriter and adding machine ribbons available. Let me know the make and model of your machine and I'll see if we have a match.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer

* Parking permit information

Parking permits are on sale at the security office. If you have a UE plate and would the discount that is offered for having a UE plate, please remember to bring your current vehicle registration when purchasing a permit.

Hours for purchasing parking permits for this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. On Wednesday, August 15, permits will not be available for sale until 10:00 am. Students will be able to purchase parking permits on Saturday, August 18 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The security office will resume normal permit sale hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday, on August 20.

Submitted by Carol Blair 

* Annual fire alarm system testing

Johnson Controls is on campus conducting the annual fire alarm system testing. As each building is tested the alarm will intermittently go off. (Since this is just a test of the alarm, there is no need to leave the building when the alarm sounds.) Physical plant and security will know on a daily basis the buildings being tested. The testing will be done between 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Testing should be completed by Tuesday, August 21. If you have any concerns or schedule conflicts, please contact the physical plant at 812-488-2775.

Submitted by Jayne Schnacke

* 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 

* 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



* Welcome new faculty members

New faculty members standing in front of the UE sign.

Welcome to the UE family, new faculty members! Pictured here from left to right are:

Front row: Sara Petrosillo (English), Dean Ying Shang (Dean of Engineering), Katie Thomas (Nursing), Alison Jones (Education), Julie Merkle (Biology), Claire Nutt (Physician Assistant Science)

Back row: David Murphy (Economics), Terry Stumpf (Management), Jason Pitt (Physical Therapy)

New faculty members missing from the photo are: Vincent Campese (Psychology), Gopal Gupta (Religion), Wes Grantom (Theatre), Nicholas Harmon (Physics), Amelia McClain, (Theatre), Janel Miley (Theatre), Moumita Mukherjee (Engineering)

* Biology professor and student present research

Katie Aldred (’09), assistant professor of biology, and Remi Hoerr, senior biology major, recently attended and presented their research at the Gordon Research Seminar on DNA Topoisomerases in Biology and Medicine. Hoerr’s poster was titled “Quinolone-Topoisomearse Interactions and Resistance: Does the Water-Metal Ion Bridge Play a Role in Staphylococcus aureus topoisomerase IV?” Aldred’s poster was titled “Development, Optimization, and Implementation of an Assay to Measure Intracellular Cleavage Complex Formation in Bacteria.” Two biology students were co-authors on the poster presented by Aldred - Olivia Voegerl, senior biology and exercise science major, and Addie Payne, sophomore biology major. Both research projects were funded through UExplore. The Gordon Research Conference and Seminar series provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies with a focus on presentation and discussion of pre-publication research.


Sympathy to...

* Tina Hurt and family

Heartfelt condolences to Tina Hurt on the passing of her mother Connie Wissner on Thursday morning, August 9. 


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