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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

* University of Evansville Board of Trustees | Front Oval Parking

The University of Evansville Board of Trustees will be on campus for May 2019 meetings on Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10. Front oval parking will be reserved by the Office of Safety and Security for members of the Board; thus, there will be limited employee parking on the front oval on both days. 

Submitted by Patti Lippert

* SAVE THE DATE: Brand & Identity Platform Overview & Guidelines Open to Campus May 13 & 14

As you know, we launched new University of Evansville institutional and athletic logos on April 12. Now, the campus community is invited to see the next phase of the project—the branding framework and platform that will facilitate how we share the UE story with the world and differentiate ourselves in the marketplace.

Ologie, our branding partner, will offer two opportunities to see the Brand & Identity Platform Overview & Guidelines. Please join us for one of the following sessions:
• Monday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 a.m.

Each 60-minute session will take place in Eykamp 251 and all University employees are welcome to attend.

Contact Amanda Campbell for more information.


What's Happening Today

* FREE HIV testing at Student Health Center on Tuesday, May 7

Free, confidential HIV testing performed by Matthew 25 at the Student Health Center on Tuesday, May 7, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. No appointment necessary. 

Submitted by Tara Ulrich


Upcoming Events

* On Campus Health Screenings 2019-2020

Sign up for your 2019-2020 Health Screening!! Sign-up's for this event are posted on AceLink. Screenings will be held in Eykamp Room 252 on June 10th-13th from 7:00-11:00 AM each day. An 8-12 hour fast is required to complete your screening. Black coffee and water are permitted during the fasting period. Please take maintenance medication as prescribed. Earn HRA credits and avoid higher medical insurance premiums.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* Individual TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments for Employees

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to SOBA room 153, Eades Music Room.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Inspiring Your Team Workshop

Register and join us for the Inspiring Your Team workshop on May 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Downtown Evansville.

Curiosity is a driver for innovation and solving problems. If you can spark curiosity in your employees and/or students, you can engage them to be motivated to learn and create. This curiosity rich environment is the basis of innovation and can be a key to long term happiness in the workplace. This workshop will outline the ways to inspire your team using curiosity to fuel innovation. It will be facilitated by Dr. Bethany Huebner.

To register, please visit:

Submitted by Leslie Barton


Info You Should Know

* Summer Jobs for Students

There are available jobs through UE work-study offered by the Office of Student Financial Services. Students may work multiple positions in summer and potentially up to 37 hours per week. The Student Employment Application may be obtained on WebAdvisor through the Student tab, under the “Student Employment” section. A listing of all available positions (Student Employment Positions Listing All Positions/All Departments) may also be found there. Applications should be directed to the department for which the student is applying. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Sean Riley at

Submitted by Sean Riley

* Summer Hours with Extra Benefits

For the past few years, UE created a modified summer schedule, reducing business hours from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. as a benefit to our employees. We will again operate a modified summer schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday, May 13th through Friday, August 2nd. This year, we will add two additional benefits as a way to say thank you. First, we will reduce business hours every Friday in the summer from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Second, this year July 4th is a Thursday, and we thought you might enjoy a four-day weekend. Anticipating that you would, the University will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th and we hope that you enjoy four days with your families and friends.

As always, the area supervisor is responsible for scheduling decisions that best meet the needs of the University and the needs of the department. A return to regular business hours will begin on Monday, August 5th.

With these benefits, please remember that our university has many constituencies, and I am confident that you will maintain our commitment and communication with students, parents, alumni, and friends of our university during the summer months. Please continue to help us grow enrollment and provide a welcoming place for our students to make powerful and enduring change.

Submitted by Patti Lippert

* Purchasing procedures announced for May 2019

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 21) will be paid from FY 2018-2019 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2019-2020 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2018-2019 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3:00 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2018-2019 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2018-2019 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2018-2019 funds.
• Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2019-2020 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2018-2019 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2019.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2019-2020 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2019 will be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request
• All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted on a WebAdvisor voucher to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 17 to be paid from FY 2018-2019 funds. Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2019-2020.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Need a box?

The UE Bookstore has limited number of boxes available to students to help take things home. Students are limited to two boxes per person at this time. If interested, please stop in the Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Library Hours during Finals

The Libraries hours for the remainder of the semester are:

  • Sunday, April 28: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Monday, April 29:  7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Tuesday, April 30:  7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Wednesday, May 1:  7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Thursday, May 2: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Friday, May 3: 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.**
  • Saturday, May 4: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Monday, May 6: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Tuesday, May 7: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Wednesday, May 8: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Thursday, May 9: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.*
  • Friday, May 10: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

* Upper floors close at 11:00 p.m.
** Upper floors close at 6:00 p.m.

Direct any questions to Meg Atwater-Singer at ext. 2487 or

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer

* Request for official excused absences during finals

Please note that the Dean of Students office will not grant official excused absences during finals except for extreme circumstances (i.e.: death of an immediate family member, emergency surgery, etc.). Students who feel they are unable to take a scheduled final exam should work directly with their professors to discuss other possible options.

Submitted by Carleen Barnes

* Summer Housing - it's not too late

Do you need to take summer classes? Will you be working in Evansville over the summer? It's not too late to sign up for summer housing. Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life. You can find more information about summer housing online here:

Submitted by Brian Conner



* Rania Mousa wins the Dean's Teaching Award

Schroeder School of Business congratulates Dr. Rania Mousa on receiving the Dean's Teaching Award for 2019. Dr. Mousa is an associate professor of accounting and has taught at UE for nine years. The award was given to Mousa due to her outstanding teaching evaluations. She has also introduced innovative teaching strategies in her classes, added new courses to the accounting curriculum, engaged with the community, supervised undergraduate research and played a key role in raising the profile of the accounting program on a national level.

Submitted by Rania Mousa

* Dean's Teaching Awards

The Academic Deans have awarded the Dean’s Teaching Awards for 2018-2019. The faculty members being honored are:

  • Kate Schwartzkopf-Phifer, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy from the College of Education and Health Sciences;
  • Jessica Lofton, Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering and Computer Science;
  • Rania Mousa, Associate Professor of Accounting from the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration;
  • Derek Jones, Assistant Professor of Philosophy from the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences; and
  • Thomas Josenhans, Professor of Music from the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to our deserving faculty members!


Submitted by: Paula Heldt

* Chemistry Department Represented at Local and National Conferences

Research students from UE’s department of chemistry attended and presented at the Spring 2019 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Orlando, FL from March 31st-Apr. 4th. Phong Thai and Maegen Kincanon, who are mentored by Dr. Mike Slade, presented work on synthetic organic chemistry. Nicholas Stafford, who is mentored by Dr. Thananatthanachon, presented his inorganic chemistry research on catalytic transesterification. Research Students also presented at Butler University’s Undergraduate Research Conference in Indianapolis on April 12th. Kyle Hartke, Jackson Bolek, and Saurav Gupta, who are mentored by Dr. Sarah Wilson, presented research on chemical education. Phil Wittel and Ashton Bosler, mentored by Dr. Roslyn Lampkins, presented research on supramolecular therapeutic chemistry.

Submitted by Roslyn Lampkins

* Sullivan Receives Dissertation Award

UE Assistant Professor of Music James Sullivan was recently a co-recipient of the Alfred Mann Dissertation Award from the Eastman School of Music for his dissertation, "Meter, Melodic Parallelism, and Metric Manipulation in Post-Tonal Music." The award is given once every two years for an outstanding dissertation in music theory.

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Paige Hignite Receives Honors Program Outstanding Senior Award

Congratulations to Paige Hignite for receiving the 2019 Honors Program Outstanding Senior Award! Paige was presented with the award at last week’s Honors Program senior banquet. In addition to completing all the academic requirements of the Honors Program, Paige has served as a representative on the Honors Activity Board (HAB) since her freshman year. In this role, Paige has helped shape the Honors Program community through her work on various projects, such as Nerd Wars and the common read. The Honors Program is grateful for her enthusiasm, leadership, and commitment to improving the program, and we wish her all the best in her graduate studies at the University of Virginia.

Paige holding her award

Submitted by: Jayme Williams

* Jessie Lofton receives Dean's Teaching Award in College of Engineering and Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Computer Science congratulates Dr. Jessica Lofton on receiving the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2019.  Dr. Lofton is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and serves as the UE chapter advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  She is also the Girls’ Camp Director for UE’s Engineering OPTIONS summer camps.

Jessie Lofton and Dr. Ying Shang

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* Honors Program Holds Annual Senior Banquet

The Honors Program held its annual senior banquet on Wednesday, May 1 at Biaggi’s Italian Restaurant, where students received special Honors Program cords and a medallion to be worn at graduation.
Congratulations to the twenty graduating seniors who completed the Honors Program requirements:
Bailey Brandvold, Alexandra Curren, Gina DeLise, Macy Dimmett, Madeline Easley, Paige Hignite, Julia Kalmer, Adam Lonnberg, Sierra Noelle Miller, Mark Mozina, Laci Rowe, Sean Paul Russell, Aimee Savoie, Emily Schmitt, Amanda Suggs, Margaret Sullivan, Julia Toney, Becca Updyke, Grace Vavra, and Kathryn Wolfinger.

* Mike Zimmer has article published

Mike Zimmer, Professor Emeritus of Economics, has a paper published in the current issue of Cogent Economics and Finance. The paper, coauthored with Robert Nakosteen of the University of Massachusetts, is entitled "Latent Earning Capacity and the Race Marriage Gap". Mike thanks the University of Evansville for a research sabbatical in 2014 that allowed him to complete the foundation work for this research.

* Baer publishes "Formal Salutations: New & Selected Poems"

William Baer, University of Evansville creative writing professor emeritus, has published a new collection, Formal Salutations: New & Selected Poems. The book has been published by Measure Press and is available on Amazon.

Formal Salutations is Baer’s twenty-fifth book, and includes work praised by Richard Wilbur, Anthony Hecht, Maxine Kumin, X.J. Kennedy, and others.



* Softball to face Valparaiso in tournament opener

With the finish of the regular season, the University of Evansville softball team earned the #7 seed in the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Softball Championship and will open play on Wednesday against Valparaiso. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Petersen Hotels Field in Peoria, Ill. With a win, the Purple Aces would advance to play Illinois State at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* MVC Softball Championship Bracket Announced

With the regular season in the books, it is now time for the University of Evansville softball team to shift its focus to the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Softball Championship.

The Purple Aces enter the tournament as the #7 seed and begin their trek to a conference championship on Wednesday against #10 Valparaiso.  Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Peterson Hotels Field in Peoria, Ill.  With a win in Wednesday’s opening round, UE would advance to face Illinois State on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Evansville earned a 3-game sweep over the Crusaders in the final weekend of home play at Cooper Stadium.

For full information on the 2019 MVC Softball Championship, visit the championship page.

Submitted by Bob Pristash


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