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Thursday, July 18, 2019

What's Happening Today

* Fire Suppression System Testing

Thursday, July 18, 2019 annual fire suppression testing is being conducted.. As each building is tested the alarm may sound for a very short time. Security is being notified as each building is tested.

Any questions please contact the Facilities Dept. at ext. 2775.

Submitted by Jayne Schnacke


Upcoming Events

* 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

* Distribution Services/Copy Services Phase III Announcement

Phase III of the Distribution Services/Copy Service’s Production Copier transition is approaching as production copier training and the reduction of satellite copiers is scheduled.

Phase III: Reduction of Satellite Copier Fleet
The following satellite copiers will be removed on August 1 - August 2. Please note the alternative/replacement copier locations for your copy needs.

Satellite Copier Reduction:        Alternative/Replacement Copier Locations:
Olmsted 1st Floor, Admission    OH231 (Production Black/White)
Olmsted 2nd Floor                     OH231 (Production Black/White)
Olmsted 3rd Floor                      OH231 (Production Black/White)
Koch 2nd Floor Hallway             KC 2nd Floor hallway (Production Color goes off-line June)
Koch 3rd Floor Hallway              KC 2nd Floor hallway (Production Color)
Igleheart Basement                    Igleheart (previously relocated from 2004 Lincoln)

Training for Production Copiers
For those interested in learning more about using the production equipment, training has been scheduled. 

Training Dates                     Times                               Location                     
Tuesday, July 23                  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Koch 2nd floor       Focus on using C70 Color copier
Wednesday, July 24             8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Koch 2nd floor       Focus on using C70 Color copier
Thursday, July 25                 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      OH 231                Focus on using the D125 B/W
Monday, July 29                   8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      OH 231                 Focus on using the D125 B/W

Those interested in attending training sessions may email

Additional Copy and print related information is available on the new “Copy/Print” AceLink website at

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Snack Vending Provider Change

On May 23, 2019, UE’s local snack vending provider, VendAir, was acquired by Canteen Services Co. Inc. of Kentuckiana. Canteen is a subsidiary of the Compass Group and the nation’s largest vending services company.

Over the course of the next several weeks, Canteen will be inspecting, cleaning and servicing machines in preparation for the upcoming fall semester. They will also be adding credit card readers and their name on snack vending machines around campus.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* United States Postal Service Price Increases

As of June 23, 2019, several U.S.P.S. price changes took effect June 23. These include dimensional weight changes that affect Parcel Select, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.

Under the changes, mailers are required to provide dimensions when a parcel measures over 1 cubic foot for Priority Mail Express; Priority Mail (all zones); and Parcel Select (all zones and entries), except Parcel Select Lightweight service.
There also are postage statement updates associated with these price changes.

Additionally, First-Class Mail International flat pieces, which previously were available for up to 4 pounds, are now limited to 15.999 ounces.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* 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



* Scripps Howard Foundation/AEJMC Announce Visiting Professor Grant Recipients

Two AEJMC members have been selected as 2019-20 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Media Ad Sales – Yoon-Joo Lee, Washington State University, and Jie Zhang, “Jessica,” University of Evansville.

Zhang will have the opportunity to study for two weeks this summer with Scripps Corporate Headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, while Lee will be working with WEWS in Cleveland, OH. They will particularly work with advertising sales that support social media and/or digital marketing, taking updated skills and knowledge back to their schools to share with their students this fall. The second phase of the program funds the travel of a Scripps Corporate representative and WEWS representative to their respective campuses for three- to five-day visits.

The grant provides $3,000 for the Visiting Professor’s travel, housing and other expenses for the two-week “externship” and $1,250 for expenses related to the representative’s campus visit. AEJMC administers the program for the foundation, selecting a panel of judges to evaluate applications from members based on the value/need of the program for the applicant, impact of the visit on the applicant’s home campus, strength of ideas for the professional’s visit and the overall quality of the application. The call for applications was issued in February, and the selection process was completed in May.

The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate philanthropy of The E.W. Scripps Company, a news and information company with 52 television stations in 36 markets.

AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals; it was founded 106 years ago in Chicago, IL, by a group of 23 journalism educators and practitioners. For more information, contact Lillian Coleman, AEJMC project manager,

Submitted by Mark Shifflet



* German American Bank announces financial commitment to UE Athletics

German American Bank has made a financial commitment to University of Evansville athletics that will result in an impressive renovation to the Aces baseball stadium, which will now be named “German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium.” The announcement was made at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at the stadium. Included in the renovations will be a full Astroturf field, padded walls throughout the entire stadium with new fence lines down the first and third base lines, dugout and bullpen renovations as well as a new LED scoreboard.

University of Evansville President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz explained how this project will benefit the campus and also the Evansville community.

“We are very thankful to German American Bank for making this commitment to the University of Evansville.  This raises the profile of our baseball program and adds to the momentum of our university,” he said.  “While we benefit from holding UE athletic events on our campus, the opportunity to welcome outside sporting events will benefit the entire region.”

Commenting on German American’s involvement in the project, Chairman and CEO Mark Schroeder stated, “Our decision to support the renovation of the Aces baseball stadium follows upon the positive engagement we experienced with the University and the positive momentum of UE sports.  Attracting more people to the Evansville community by supporting the universities makes a positive impact on the local economy and quality of life. This opportunity fits our giving culture and enhances our branding opportunities not only in the Evansville market but throughout the region.”

“The immense effect of this renovation will resonate throughout the Southern Indiana community.  German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium will become the premier baseball venue in the Tri-State,” Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll said.  “It will host sporting events for all ages and will impact the overall perception of University of Evansville Baseball.”

UE Director of Athletics Mark Spencer, echoed those sentiments and detailed how this would be a benefit all student-athletes at the University.

“I speak for everyone when I express how thankful our university, athletic program and student-athletes are to our partners at German American Bank,” Spencer said.  “While this will take our baseball program to a new level, it will also have an impact on many of our other sports.  An outdoor turf field allows us to have a playing and practice surface that is able to handle the challenges of Southern Indiana spring weather.  It will give all student-athletes an opportunity for practice and preparation that they have not had access to in the past.”

Groundbreaking for the project is scheduled to take place in the early fall, and the renovations are planned to take 2-3 months.  It is expected to be completed well in advance of the Aces’ 2020 baseball campaign.  A dedication will be held later in the 2019 calendar year to showcase the completed project.


Jim Brownlee – UE Head Baseball Coach – 1980-2002

"I think back to 1979 when we did not have dugouts and the worst playing surface in America!  We have come a long way in 40 years!  Congratulations to all who made this possible!  Go Aces!"

Andy Benes – UE pitcher under Coach Brownlee – 1985-88 – 1st overall draft pick in 1988 MLB Amateur Draft – US Olympic gold medalist – 14-year MLB pitcher with 155 MLB wins and 2,000 MLB strikeouts

"What an amazing win for UE baseball and our wonderful community. This opens the door to help Wes and his staff compete on a national stage with a premium venue and to sell this great academic institution and its facilities to future Aces. As an alum, a heartfelt "thank you" to German American Bank for investing into the school and its athletes. This is truly a game changer and I am excited to see what the future holds."

Jamey Carroll – UE infielder 1993-96 under Coach Brownlee – 14th round pick by Montreal Expos in 1996 MLB Draft – Played in the majors from 2002 through 2013 accumulating 1,000 hits

“Congratulations to the University of Evansville and German American Bank for teaming up to improve Aces Athletics.  This partnership will continue to advance the University of Evansville baseball program, allowing them more opportunity to compete to go to Omaha.  As an alum, I am grateful to ALL that put in the effort to make it a great day to be an Ace!”

Kyle Freeland – UE pitcher 2012-14 – Baseball America First Team All-American in 2014 – Eighth overall draft pick by Colorado Rockies in 2014

“This is a great opportunity for UE and the baseball team.  The new facility will allow the players to maximize their abilities and grow as baseball players.  This shows how Coach Carroll and the UE staff have helped to build the program; they have earned the right to have a top notch facility.  From the renovation of the locker rooms to the Armory project and now this project, it is great for the Aces.  I wish we had this when I was here, but I cannot wait to see the finished product!”

* Aces Men's Golf Honored with GCAA All-Academic Team

The University of Evansville men’s golf team was honored with the All-Academic Team award by the Golf Coaches Association of America, announced in a release by the organization Wednesday

To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. The honor is given out to teams who achieved a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“This is the 16th consecutive year obtaining this award," head coach Jim Hamilton said. “I’m very proud of the work they’ve done in the classroom and on the course. This is one of the goals we set for our team each year and we are thrilled to achieve this honor once again.”

The Aces are one of eight Missouri Valley Conference programs to earn this award.

Submitted by Emily McMillan

* Aces Assist Club opens membership for 2019-20 season

The official booster club of the University of Evansville men’s basketball team returns in 2019 as the Aces Assist Club is open to all Purple Aces supporters.

There are three levels that you can support the program.  Those levels and benefits include:

All-Conference Level - $1,000/year

  • Aces Assist Club (AAC) NIKE Pullover
  • AAC NIKE polo shirt
  • Two in-season open practices with lunch
  • AAC Exclusive Kickoff Social
  • Exclusive post-game reception
  • 50% off single golf fundraiser entry (September 12 at Rolling Hills Country Club)
  • E-newsletters during the year
  • Name recognition in game program and Ford Center videoboard
  • Opportunity for road travel with UE team
  • Membership in University of Evansville President’s Club (Visit for information)

All-American Level - $2,500/year

  • ALL benefits of All-Conference level
  • Exclusive event with Coach McCarty and his coaching staff at a local restaurant (for two people)
  • One complimentary entry for golf fundraiser (September 12 at Rolling Hills Country Club)
  • AAC NIKE Jacket

Champions Club Level - $5,000/year

  • ALL benefits of All-Conference and All-American levels
  • Courtside seating for two at a UE home game (limited availability)
  • Charter flight trip for two to MVC road game; includes practices, premium seats, ground transportation with the team and lodging (reservation required)
  • One VIP parking space at Ford Center (limited availability)

Additional household memberships are available to other people living in your household and is available for $500. This person will receive the All-Conference level benefits. Gear will be branded at primary member’s level.

Those interested in joining can do so by filling out the form in the brochure linked above or by calling the men’s basketball office at 812-488-2553. A similar club for the women’s basketball team is in the process of being created. Details will be available in the near future.

One of the largest events for the club is the Aces Golf Scramble, which will take place on Thursday, September 12 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh. Two start times will be on tap with the first shotgun start set for 8 a.m. and the second one heading on course at 1 p.m.

Cost for a foursome is $750 with individuals set for $200. Aces Assist Club members will receive the single entry fee associated with your giving level. To confirm your group, individual or start time, fill out the form above or contact the UE Basketball Office at 812-488-3800.


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