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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Upcoming Events

* TIAA Employee Individual Counseling Sessions for July

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, July 9, 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

* UE Garden Vegetable Sale

The UE Garden has been producing vigorously in the last few weeks, and we propose a sale next Wednesday, 3 July, at 9 a.m. on the first floor of Ridgway University Center.  We have kale, Swiss chard, beets, summer squash, basil, and maybe potatoes from our first digging. There may be fresh eggs and local (UE) honey as well.

Submitted by Bill Hemminger

* Save the Date - United Way Day of Caring is September 13

The United Way Day of Caring will be Friday, September 13. This year, UE will be partnering again 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 16.

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


Info You Should Know

* UE Medical Clinic Medication Change

Effective July 1, 2019, Indiana has reclassified Gabapentin as a controlled substance. As a result of this change, Tri State Community Clinics (TSCC) will no longer stock and dispense Gabapentin in the clinics. Patients currently receiving Gabapentin from the clinic are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the clinic provider to discuss continuity of care options and ensure minimal disruption with this change.

Please contact Tri-State Community Clinics at 888-492-8722 or online at to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have regarding this transition.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Front Oval Closure

The Front Oval will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 8 and 9, 2019, for tree work and repainting of the curbs. Any questions or concerns please contact the Facilities Dept. at ext. 2775

Submitted by Jayne Schnacke

* Updated Weinbach Closure Schedule

Beginning July 3, 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. 

Lincoln intersection closure – 6/10/2019 – 7/14/2019
Lincoln to Mulberry (15 day extended closure) – 7/15/19 – 7/30/2019
Bellemeade Intersection closure– 7/31/2019 – 8/30/2019



* Nicholas Harmon presents at the Tenth International School and Conference on Spintronics and Quantum Information Technology

Nicholas Harmon, Assistant Professor of Physics, delivered a contributed talk at SpintechX in Chicago on June 27. The title was "NV Centers as Single Photon Detectors". NV centers are defects in diamond that display quantum mechanical behavior at room temperature and are highly interesting for new detection or sensing technologies. Harmon also coauthored a poster entitled "Probing Coherent Dynamics of Exchange Coupled Spin-½ Dopants in III-V Semiconductors".

Submitted by Nicholas Harmon

* Mohammad K. Azarian Publishes a Paper in Mathematics Interdisciplinary Research

Mohammad K. Azarian, Professor of Mathematics, published a paper in Mathematics Interdisciplinary Research.

The paper, titled " An Overview of Mathematical Contributions of Ghiyath al-Din Jamshid Al-Kashi [Kashani]", is based on Azarian's keynote address at the 2017 International Conference on Architecture and Mathematics, held in Kashan, Iran in December 2017.

Submitted by Mohammad K. Azarian


Sympathy to...

* Deepest Sympathy to Lora Becker

The University of Evansville family expresses great sympathy to Lora Becker, Professor of Psychology, as her spouse, Carolyn Becker, passed away on Wednesday, June 26.

A Celebration of Carolyn’s Life will be held Sunday, July 7, from 3 – 6 pm at River Kitty Cat Café, 226 Main Street, Evansville. All are welcome to come as able and share time with Lora and each other, share a funny story, or a reflection of your time with Carolyn.

Carolyn’s wishes: NO flowers! (Expressly said by Carolyn.) Carolyn wished for any money earmarked for flowers be donated to the Neuroscience Program at UE, Deaconess VNA Hospice, River Kitty Cat Café, or a charity of personal connection.

Submitted by Paula Heldt



* UE Athletics teams with Sidearm Sports to create new app

University of Evansville athletics has teamed up with Sidearm Sports to launch a new app for the Purple Aces.  It is free to fans and can be downloaded on both the App Store on Apple Devices and the Google Play Store on Android models.

To access the new app, you can click on either of the links above for your respective device or search “Evansville Athletics”.  The app is fully integrated with and content from the site will appear on the app in a mobile form.

Fans will be able to create free accounts that allow them to receive push notifications for each UE sport they would like to follow.  Direct access to all Purple Aces videos and social media accounts are also accessible directly from the app.  In the coming months, interactive features including geo-fencing will be utilized for unique promotions when the UE teams get back on the field.  The athletic department will also feature contests and promotions for those who download the app.

Acquired by collegiate marketer Learfield IMG College in June 2014, SIDEARM Sports is the nation’s leading digital provider for college athletics. The company is based in Syracuse, N.Y. and was founded in 2000 by Jeff Rubin, who continues to lead the business. SIDEARM is trusted by some of the biggest brands in intercollegiate athletics, including 250 NCAA Division I programs and 56 Power Five athletic departments.

As a leader in collegiate athletic web solutions, SIDEARM Sports provides the software and technology that powers websites, mobile applications, live stats, social presence and video streaming for its school and conference partners. Clients applaud SIDEARM for its service, reliability and customization, and its easy-to-use interface allows schools to customize their content streams and digital presence.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Walter McCarty Leadership Academy Day Camp a Huge Success

It was just a year ago that University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty, women’s basketball head coach Matt Ruffing and Old National Bank joined forces to help local youth through the formation of the Walter McCarty Leadership Academy.

On Friday, one of the most influential aspects of this partnership took place with the Walter McCarty Leadership Academy Day Camp taking place on the UE campus.

“It means a lot to see all of the kids so excited to be here and have the chance to be in the gym and around our men’s and women’s players,” McCarty said.  “Just seeing their smiles means a lot to us and shows us that we are doing the right thing.

“Having those kids in here to play basketball, do other activities in the gym and a pizza party is something we hope will be very special to each one of them.  It’s just a great day.”

Purple Aces head women’s basketball coach Matt Rufffing also enjoyed the opportunity his team had to give back to the community and provide a unique experience to local youth.

“It is a lot of fun to see all of the faces and the excitement the moment they walk through the door,” Ruffing explained.  “The chance they get to have access to the facilities and our players is something that not everyone gets.  It is just a special day.”

Campers began the day with donuts and an introduction to the staff and players.  From there, they spent time with each basketball team doing drills, a dance contest and much more.  The day was completed with a pizza party as campers got to enjoy more one-on-one time with the UE basketball squads.

Old National Bank Evansville Region President and Southern Region CEO Sara Miller was on hand to welcome the campers and watch the activities.

“We are really glad to be part of the Walter Leadership Academy,” Miller said.  “To bring these kids together for the camp and the experience they are receiving today is a game changer.  We are thrilled to be able to offer it.”

Submitted by Bob Pristash


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