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Thursday, June 6, 2019

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 ac375@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* Free Additional Prescription Program for UE Employees and Dependents Covered by Meritain

As we announced during insurance open enrollment, the University of Evansville has partnered with pharmacy benefits manager CRX International to offer more than 300 of the most commonly prescribed brand-name drugs to employees and dependents covered by Meritain Health Insurance. These are maintenance medicines for long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, heartburn, arthritis, and diabetes. CRX is a service that connects you with an Australian, British, or Canadian licensed pharmacy that can dispense, at the lowest available price, the same brand-name medicine currently prescribed by your doctor, and arrange for its delivery directly to you. While participation in this program is voluntary, the University is encouraging participation by waiving co-pays for these prescriptions, resulting in significant savings for those employees and dependents who take these drugs.

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to share additional details about our partnership with CRX, which is branded as the “UofE Rx” program and will be administered by CanaRX. UofE Rx is a voluntary program and does not replace your current prescription benefit plans through Meritain Health/CVS Caremark and the Employee Medical Clinic.

You will have the opportunity to enroll in the UofE Rx program with a representative from CanaRx on Tuesday, June 11 from 12 pm to 4 pm and Wednesday, June 12 from 9 am to 12 pm in Eykamp Hall Room 252, which will take place in conjunction with the HRA Health Screenings that will be held at the same location. If you have not scheduled a screening (or your screening next week is not at the same times CanaRX will be on campus), you are welcome to drop by and meet with the representative as they have time. If you are unable to meet with the CanaRx representative next week, they are planning to return to campus in September.

Should you have any questions regarding the UofE Rx program, please call the CanaRx toll free phone number at 1-866-893-6337.

You can also find the following informational flyers on the Office of Human Resources page on the MyUE portal:

Submitted by Lori LeDuc LL138@evansville.edu.

* Cafe' Court Open Monday-Wednesday for Lunch

Café court will be open Monday-Wednesday (June 3-5) for lunch, 11:00-1:00. Employees can eat for $5 using Ridgway Dining Dollars on a UE ID. This is a special initiative that aligns with the hosting of TeenPower on campus. Employees can add Ridgway Dollars to their ID Card at the Dining Services Office on the first floor of Ridgway.

Submitted by Michael Tessier mt28@evansville.edu.

* Weinbach Avenue Road Diet - Closure Schedule

Beginning June 3, the Weinbach Avenue will have limited accessibility due to road diet construction. Please be aware of these changes and adjust your travel as necessary.

Access to UE, homes, and businesses will be maintained at all times. 

June 3 - July 3
-Lincoln intersection hard closure
-Walnut to Lincoln closed to thru traffic. One lane traffic with flagger during day, two lanes without
flagger at night. Access UE from Walnut.
-Lincoln to Bellemeade closed to thru traffic. One lane traffic with flagger during day, two lanes without
flagger at night. Access businesses from Bellemeade. 

Congratulations

* Jessica Zhang receives Scripps Howard Foundation Grant in Media Advertising

Jessica Zhang, Associate Professor of Communication, has received a Scripps Howard Foundation Grant through the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Part of this grant will fund a visit to UE by a Visiting Professor who will work with students in developing their skills and knowledge in advertising through digital and social media.

Submitted by Mark Shifflet ms83@evansville.edu.

* Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate and Faculty Awards

A hooding and pinning ceremony and reception to honor 41 physical therapy doctoral candidates was held on Friday, May 10 in Shanklin Theatre with over 300 family and friends in attendance. The Physical Therapy faculty presented awards for outstanding achievements to the following graduates:

  • The Outstanding Physical Therapist Award was presented to Mary Beth Garner in recognition of excellence in academic and clinical performance as well as overall professionalism.
  • The Outstanding Clinical Performance was presented to Stephanie Cerino.
  • Suzanne Leach and Michaela Kent received the Mary Kessler Leadership Award.

The class of 2019 presented Dr. Kyle Matsel with the Mary Bennett Award of Excellence- Outstanding Physical Therapy Professor of the year. Dr. Ling Liang was also recognized by the class at the Ace Care PT Volunteer of the Year.

Each year the faculty selects a member of the community for dedicated service to our students and support of improving health care. This year’s Friend of PT Award was given to Dr. Andy Lampkins, PhD, PharmD, associate professor of the UE Physician Assistant Program.

Congratulations to the DPT Class of 2019!

Submitted by Jennifer Simon js698@evansville.edu.

Athletics

* Ashton Bosler earns MVC Postgraduate Scholarship

Ashton Bosler of Evansville (women's cross country); Emily Butters of Missouri State (volleyball); Allison Ketcham of Valparaiso (volleyball); and Derek Wegman of Illinois State (track & field) have been named 2017 Missouri Valley Conference postgraduate scholarship winners as announced by Commissioner Doug Elgin.

The Missouri Valley Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives Committee voted to award postgraduate scholarships to the four student-athletes, due to their exemplary academic and athletic performances.  Each will receive a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship from the Conference.

Bosler, a native of DePauw, Ind., held a 3.98 cumulative grade point average while majoring in biochemistry at Evansville.  She's been accepted to the Indiana University School of Medicine.  A captain for the Aces, she finished third-best on the squad at the 2018 MVC Cross Country Championship and was second-best for her team at the 2018 Great Lakes District Regional meet.  Bosler earned the 2018 MVC Good Neighbor Award and was recognized by Evansville with an "Outstanding Captain" award this past fall.

She has also participated in numerous extracurricular activities, including serving as vice president for the Habitat Humanity Club and vice president for the Lilly Scholar Network on campus.  Bosler was UE's Chemistry Club president and served as a member of the student-athlete advisory committee since 2016.  Her goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon.

To be eligible for consideration, recipients must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.40, participated with distinction in a Missouri Valley Conference championship sport for at least two seasons at the nominating institution and must graduate from their institutions within 18 months following selection at the spring meetings of the Faculty Athletics Representative Committee.

Also, the recipients must be accepted for postgraduate studies at an institution of higher learning at the time of receipt of the scholarship.  And, the recipients must have completed eligibility for participation in intercollegiate athletics in the academic year in which nominated.

Submitted by Bob Pristash rp113@evansville.edu.

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