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Friday, August 24, 2018

* Purple Friday Patrol Kickoff Today

Today is the first Purple Friday of the semester, and these Aces (and more) were spotted by the Purple Friday Patrol!

Students in Purple

Remember, on Fridays we wear purple at UE. If you're sporting our color, be on the look out for purple prizes next week! Share your purple pride on social media and see more Aces spotted by the PFP using #UEPurpleFriday!

Interested in being part of the Purple Friday Patrol? Sign up online here.

* Tickets will be waived if permit bought before today at 4

If you have received a parking ticket for parking in a UE lot without a UE parking permit, your ticket will be waived IF you purchase a permit BEFORE 4:00 p.m. TODAY - Friday, August 24. 

You must present your parking ticket and purchase your parking permit at the Office of Safety and Security before the Friday, August 24th deadline in order for your ticket to be waived. 

Parking permits are $50 and can be purchased by cash or check in the Office of Safety and Security.

Parking tickets for other violations will not be waived.

Parking tickets can be paid at the Office of Student Accounts, Monday-Friday.

* Campus visitor parking

The Office of Admission continues to enhance the visit experience for our prospective students in order to make them feel welcome and at home on our campus.  We will be continuing to use the special parking signs and purple parking spaces in front of Olmsted Administration Hall that will be personalized to welcome each arriving guest by name. In order to ensure that each visiting guest has a place to park, we’re asking for your help to keep the purple spaces open at all times.  Please help us communicate this change to all students, faculty, staff, outside guests, and others so that we may make a positive first impression on our visitors.

Thank you for continuing to be an important part of the campus visit experience. We truly appreciate the enthusiasm and cooperation from the entire campus community in making the experience special for each of our visitors.

Sincerely,
Dr. Shane Davidson
VP for Enrollment and Marketing

Upcoming Events

* Final UE Garden Farmers' Market - August 29

The UE Farmers' Market opens at 8:00 a.m. in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, August 29. This is the final market, and we have winter squash, summer squash, sweet potatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, and maybe some honey.

Submitted by William Hemminger bh35@evansville.edu

* Neu Chapel Worship Services: 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

The Neu Chapel community is excited to begin our new worship schedule this Sunday (August 26)! For the early risers, we will gather at 9:00 a.m. for our #GetWokeUE worship service. For the night owls, we will gather again at 9:00 p.m. for our #StillWokeUE worship service. The campus community is invited to attend!

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu

* Catholic Mass on campus

There will be a Catholic Mass this Sunday, August 26, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Father Godfrey Mullen will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch sw265@evansville.edu

* Native Plant Sale planned for September 8

The University of Evansville's Native Plant Garden in Koch Courtyard was used as a plant source for species for the Native Plant Sale set for Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Eykamp Scout Shelter. The sale is hosted by the Southwest Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society.

UE’s Native Plant Garden provides a venue where over 100 species of native flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees can be viewed. This native plant diversity has great value for several reasons, including beneficial ecosystem services through improved ecosystem function, support for native insects (including insect herbivores and pollinators), and the food resources to other animals (e.g., birds via seeds and/or prey items). Unfortunately, habitat destruction has led to the loss of wetlands, prairies, and forests, resulting in reduced numbers of native plant species. As one would expect, the loss of floral diversity has caused a reduction in the number of herbivores and pollinators, and a reduction in ecosystem services. The University of Evansville’s native plant garden represents one effort to restore native plants.

Come visit the native plant garden throughout the fall. But also, go to the Native Plant Sale on Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Eykamp Scout Shelter. The native plants you grow will be valuable as host plants for butterfly larvae, as well as beneficial to native bee pollinators. Bees are of special note because native bees are in critical need of help because of habitat loss and pesticides. Moreover, bees are wonderfully diverse, partitioning their niche space based on nesting habit, tongue length, and body size/color. Just in Indiana, 416 species of bees occur, including species from 6 different families.

Contact Cris Hochwender (ch81@evansville.edu) if you have any questions about the native plant garden or restoration efforts at UE.

Submitted by Cris Hochwender ch81@evansville.edu

* Orr Fellowship recruitment - calling all seniors!

Seniors of all majors are invited to connect with recruiters for the Orr Fellowship, a two year, full-time job opportunity in Indianapolis. More details and the application instructions are available at orrfellowship.org.

The Orr Fellowship will be on campus Thursday, August 30, with an information table in the Schroeder School of Business Building atrium from 10:00 a.m.-noon and an information session in Room 173 in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 12:20 p.m.

For questions about these recruitment activities, please contact Rebecca Oates at ro32@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Rebecca Oakes ro32@evansville.edu

* Art exhibit in UE's Melvin Peterson Gallery

“Complementary Colors,” an exhibit by Evansville, Indiana, artists Connie Bell, Nikki Pritchett, and Jan Rhea Unfried will be on display at the University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from September 4-October 20. On Thursday, September 6, there will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. for the artists, whose work can be found in homes and businesses across the US and beyond. These events are free and open to the public.

The work of this trio of artists – a mother and two daughters – contrast in style and subject. Similarities lie in the vibrant color they all consistently infuse throughout their many paintings, and when displayed with one another, become “Complementary Colors.”

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues in Evansville. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon-3:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact 207-650-6073.

* FIJI Hot-tub-a-thon set for today

Phi Gamma Delta will be hosting its annual Hot-tub-a-thon today - Friday, August 31 - from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. All proceeds benefit the United Services Organization (USO). Come enjoy some relaxing hot-tubbing, burgers, and cornhole. Please contact Corbin Neu at cn86@evansville.edu to register a group for a one-hour time slot at $50 per group.

Submitted by Corbin Neu cn86@evansville.edu

Changemaker Corner

* Openings on ChangeLab projects still available this semester

There are still a few openings on ChangeLab projects for this semester. Use your skills to make a difference in the real world! Open to students of all majors and levels.

Students – look for these courses using the CHNG prefix to register.

Advisors – consider recommending these classes for interested students.

• Designing an Anti-Bullying Board Game
CHNG 330 – 3 credits - T/Th 2:45 – 4:00
Work with an experienced game developer to create a board game that addresses bullying amongst kids. Prepare that game for license and sale in the game market.

• Global Innovation Consulting
CHNG 300 – 3 credits - T 2:00 – 5:00
Learn innovation strategies and techniques from an experienced consultant to help companies address relevant challenges. Apply these skills on a project related to the future of health care. (limited to sophomores, juniors, and seniors or by instructor approval)

• Alternative Energy – Puerto Rico
CHNG 310 – 3 credits - T/Th 11:00 – 12:15
Learn from a physics professor how to audit homes and buildings to recommend sustainable energy solutions. Develop and implement recommendations for a school in Puerto Rico.

• Rosedale Neighborhood Revitalization
CHNG 310 – 3 credits - T/Th 9:30 – 11:00
Work with community activists and property developers to create a vision and plans to beautify, strengthen, and revitalize the diverse Rosedale neighborhood adjacent to UE.

More information on these projects can be found at www.evansville.edu/changelab/

Submitted by Jill Griffin jg121@evansville.edu 

Info You Should Know

* Meal plan changes for fall

Students can adjust meal plans for the Fall semester until Friday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m.

Meal plans can be adjusted on WebAdvisor by selecting "Meal Plan Selection" in the students’ menu.

Changes will be reflected the next business day. Additional information on meal plans can be found in the Campus Dining section on the Residence Life website – www.evansville.edu/residencelife.

Submitted by Brian Conner bc32@evansville.edu

* 2018 Faculty/Staff Photo Exhibition

Entries for the 2018 Faculty and Staff Photo Exhibit will be accepted through Friday, August 31. Please take entries to Carol McCraney or Hanns Pieper in the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in the Schroeder School of Business Building (Room 50).

Entries should be matted, framed, and suitable for hanging in Krannert Gallery. Color or black/white images are acceptable. Images in frames up to 20” by 16” in size may be submitted.

Please provide the following information for each entry on the back of the image frame:

  • Your name
  • Job title/Department
  • A title for your image
  • An estimated $ value for your image (Usually $100)
  • Photo (including frame) dimensions
  • Optional: Note if digital or negative
  • Optional: Note camera type

Entries will be returned in the form that they were submitted at the close of the exhibition.

Submitted by Carol McCraney cm177@evansville.edu 

* You're invited to Columbia Sportswear's Employee Store

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited all University of Evansville employees to shop at their exclusive employee store August 24 -September 16.  The invitation, which is required to shop, is located on MyUE at https://bit.ly/2MtxS9K under Documents and Information Links, Employee Discounts. The store hours and address can be found on the invitation. Happy shopping!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc ll138@evansville.edu 

* Reminder - UE is a tobacco free campus

Reminder - UE is a tobacco free campus. This includes all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices. To learn more about the policy as well as FREE resources to help you quit smoking go to www.evansville.edu/tobaccofree.


Submitted by Courtney Lee Horning ch338@evansville.edu

* Scholarship opportunity!

The Balanced Man Scholarship is presented to an outstanding male freshman. Prizes include $1,000, $500, and $250 to the top three applicants. Scholarship winners are men that exemplify Sigma Phi Epsilon's values of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Apply online at our website, or at our table in Ridgway University Center from August 22-24!

Submitted by Joshua Isaacs ji35@evansville.edu

* UE Recycling receives new battery operated golf cart

The battery operated golf cart proposed as the winning submission to the inaugural Environmental Sustainability Challenge in Spring 2018 is now on campus and in use by UE Recycling.

UE employees Shannon Bryant and Julie Wilson submitted the proposal as their capstone project for UE's Organizational Leadership program. The capstone project is the culmination of learning experiences from the program.

UE President sitting in the new Recycling Golf Cart

Funds for the challenge were provided through a grant from Siemens Corporation to enhance the environmental sustainability of the UE campus.

"Golf carts are a needed convenience for the recycling and maintenance crews on campus," they said in their proposal. "Gradually transitioning from the gas operated carts to battery will have multiple benefits to UE and the community. Not only will this help to cut down on the purchase of fuels over time, but this also would eliminate carbon emissions. Also, noise pollution would be reduced on campus walkways and paths."

Submissions are now being accepted for the next Environmental Sustainability Challenge. 

Bryant and Wilson submitted the grant proposal as part of their senior capstone course for UE's Organizational Leadership program.

* Great on-campus job!

The Office of Annual Giving is looking for student callers for the fall Phonathon campaign. This is a paid position with flexible hours, mostly evening. Hourly pay starts at $8.25. Freshman are encouraged to apply and it is not considered work study! If you are interested, please email Erika Johnson at ej51@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Erika Johnson ej51@evansville.edu

* August Pcard Cycle ending

The August Pcard Cycle which began on July24 ends on August 21. As of August 23, cardholders may schedule and run the August Cycle report. August transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until August 28. On August 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the August Cycle.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu

* Special invite for UE seniors!

We would like to extend an invitation for our current seniors to join one of our most important giving societies, the President’s Club. Seniors can make a gift of $100 and receive membership. PC members are invited to special events, receive preferred seating at public engagements, and are also given a parking decal that will allow for unrestricted parking privileges anywhere on UE’s campus with the exception of UE Admission’s purple-curbed locations on the Sesquicentennial Oval and handicapped locations.

Tuition to the University of Evansville does not cover the entire cost to run the University, which is why private donations are so crucial. Gifts can be conveniently made online at www.evansville.edu/give. If you have any questions at all about the process of giving or a President’s Club membership, please feel free to get in touch with Erika Johnson at ej51@evansville.edu!

Submitted by Erika Johnson ej51@evansville.edu

* Need a little extra money? Become a referee!

The intramural department is hiring a few new officials for the 2018 fall IM season. First sport's will be flag-football and soccer. Training and equipment will be provided, additional officiating and training/licensing opportunities also available. Great way to make a little extra money while gaining valuable life skills! If interested, please fill out the Officials Interest Form at www.evansville.edu/fitnesscenter/intramurals.cfm or send an e-mail to Drew Hawkins at ah519@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Drew Hawkins ah519@evansville.edu

* IM flag football and sand volleyball registration open

Registration is now open for the 2018 intramural Flag football and sand volleyball leagues. Flag football will consist of men, women, and corec. divisions. Sand volleyball is corec. only. To sign up, visit imleagues.com and register your team or refer any questions you have to Drew Hawkins at AH519@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Drew Hawkins ah519@evansville.edu

* Health screening sign-ups

Earn HRA credits! Sign-up for your health screening today. Screenings will be held in the Employee Health Center on Sept. 11-14 from 7:00-11:00 am. Please fast for 8-12 hours. Sign-ups are posted on the main page of AceLink. Please do not schedule your screening through the health clinic. Please contact ac375@evansville.edu with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps ac375@evansville.edu

* UE Library introduces Flipster

University of Evansville students, staff, and faculty can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster®. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.

UE Library has subscribed to Flipster magazines such as The New Yorker, New Republic, The Atlantic and more so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.

Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Contact Danielle Williams (dw56#evansville.edu) or visit the libraries website to learn more about accessing the library’s digital magazines through Flipster.

Submitted by Danielle Williams dw56@evansville.edu

* New York Times available online

Students and staff now have full complimentary access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, thanks to our school-wide subscription.*

We encourage you to take advantage of the world-class journalism of The New York Times to enrich your educational experience.

NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus.

Activate your pass for free access to NYTimes.com as follows:

From any location, visit www.NYTimes.com/pass.

Follow the simple instructions. Once activated, your Pass will provide access to NYTimes.com from any location.

Download your free NYT apps: visit nytimes.com/mobile.

Submitted by Danielle Williams dw56@evansville.edu

* Drop/Add classes online

You can drop/add classes online until Monday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Teresa Haller th227@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Mousa presents at American Accounting Association Annual Conference

Rania Mousa, associate professor of accounting, has presented a new pedagogical approach to demonstrate the use of XBRL technology in filing annual financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (mandated since 2009). A step-by-step filing demonstration was created by Mousa due to the lack of coverage of such methods in accounting textbooks. The filing process can be easily integrated into the instructor materials. The presentation was delivered during the American Accounting Association Annual Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland.

* Yazdanparast was track chair and presenter for 2018 AMA Summer Educators' Conference

Atefeh Yazdanparast, associate professor of marketing, served as a track chair for the higher education and marketing track at the 2018 AMA Summer Conference recently held in Boston. She also presented two research projects, one examining morality violations and brand evaluation in the political context, and the other focusing on the dark side of digital technology and victimization of the 21st century consumers. This is the fourth year that Yazdanparast has served as the chair of the marketing for higher education special interest group at the AMA.

In The News

* Dion interviewed by 44 News about President's visit to Evansville

Robert Dion, department chair for Law, Politics, and Society, was interviewed by 44 News for a story about President Trump’s upcoming visit to Evansville. You can view the interview here on the 44 News website

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