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Monday, August 12, 2019

Upcoming Events

* Final UE Farmers' Market

We will hold the last Farmers' Market at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 14 August, in Ridgway Center. We will have peppers, basil, summer squash, LOTS of winter squash, maybe pears and Swiss chard. Possibly also UE honey and farm-fresh eggs.  Please come!

Submitted by William Hemminger

* Production Copier Training Beyond the Basics

Additional production copier training is scheduled. Training sessions will demonstrate how to setup copy jobs from your desktop computer to the D125 or C70 production copier such as booklets, etc. Mark your calendar and plan to attend a couple of these sessions on Thursday, August 15. Training will take place in Room 173, Schroeder School of Business Building.

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. - C70 color training
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - D125 B/W training
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. - C70 Color training
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. - D125 B/W training

For questions, contact

* Fall Conference 2019

The opening session of the University of Evansville Fall Conference is Tuesday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome and encouraged to attend. Gather for the dessert reception as we come together to start the new year at 12:30 p.m. in the Matt Williams Lobby and Toyota Lounge, Hyde Hall. At the conclusion of the opening session, Hyde Hall will be open for all to tour.

Fall Conference will continue on Wednesday, August 14 with Concurrent Sessions in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend the Concurrent Sessions. Please see below for available sessions.

Please address questions to Tracey Folden at ext. 2509 or or Paula Heldt at ext. 2479 or

Submitted by Paula Heldt


Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Enrollment & Admission Update
Shane Davidson & Kenton Hargis
SB 170
This session will give a fall 2019 new student enrollment headcount update followed by initiatives and strategies for recruiting the fall 2020 class. In addition, we will include an update on strategic plan strategies and a look at the profile of students that were deposit drops.

Academic Support, Retention Initiatives & the Registrar
Stacey Shanks, Cherie Leonhardt, and Jennifer Briggs
SB 162
Academic Advising, Retention, and Registrar offices are all working together to provide new and continued academic supports for our students. Join us to re- familiarize yourself with what we do and hear our plans for new services. As always, we are interested in your feedback and any ideas related to our area.

Improve Student Outcomes through Career Development Resources
Dianna Cundiff, Linda Wulf, Kelly Bargeloh, and Gene Wells
SB 172
Get a quick overview of services and potential student funding for internships and professional outcomes from the staff at the Center for Career Development.



University Archives
Robb Waltner
SB 271
For this session, anyone who is interested in preserving university history is invited to have a discussion about the challenges. There has been no official university “archivist” since 1987. A partial university archives exists in the library, but with no staffing or budget, maintaining and expanding such a service is highly problematic. Therefore, I am interested in having a conversation with others on campus to discuss the direction we should take. Or should we rollback an effort that we are now challenged to support? How do we deal with the issues raised by new technology? Most “archival” products now are stored in email messages and on network drives (or OneDrive). In the future, will researchers be able to access that content? Or will university archives cease to be relevant over time? Over the course of the next year, I hope to gather feedback from the campus community and generate some ideas to provide a new direction for the operation.

Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Rob Shelby and Jill Griffin
SB 273
Learn about the findings and recommendations of the Equity Design Lab. Hear about the new Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the role it will play in creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all at UE. Learn about procedures for addressing discrimination of all forms on campus and resources available to you and your students.

Content is King! But only if it sits on a worthy throne: How to give your best presentation without
sacrificing your content.

Bethany Huebner
This course will focus on specifically how educators can apply ideas of design and aesthetics to engage students in learning, improve retention, and overall satisfaction of course work. The course will introduce the why behind quality design, how it enhances student learning, and easy steps to incorporate design in the classroom. Primary mode of delivery will be lecture with visual aids both in presentation and handouts. A clear step-by-step implementation plan will be discussed and demonstrated for the participants.



The State of Higher Education
Michael Austin
SB 170
Colleges and Universities are profoundly affected by demographic shifts, technological developments, regulatory environments, and long-term trends in the industry. As we begin a new strategic planning process, it will be important for us to understand these external forces and how they will affect the University of Evansville in the mid- to long-term. Dr. Austin will describe the current national environment for higher education, focus especially on the impact of federal policies, demographics, and accrediting bodies on an industry that is going through a challenging series of gradual changes and abrupt disruptions.

UE’s New Branding
Amanda Campbell and Kim McDonald
SB 172
It’s more than just a logo! Join members of the marketing department to learn about services and resources for using the University’s new brand. Get answers to FAQs about marketing processes and get a sneak peek at materials using the new style, voice, and design. Also, learn how you can help identify stories of positive change among members of our campus. 

Study Abroad Opportunities
Holly Carter
SB 162
Students wishing for an experience beyond Harlaxton have great choices within the ISEP (International Student Exchange Network) or during the summer. In this session we will review how the ISEP exchange program works and how to help students wishing to study abroad. We will also review the summer options for students wishing to go abroad, which is a very popular option.





General Education
Mark Valenzuela and Kristina Hochwender
SB 170
When said (and done) thoughtfully, those three little words can make a lot of difference in the life of a university! In the wake of changes to the Enduring Foundations requirements and assessment, join Dr. Kristina Hochwender, Director of General Education, and Dr. Mark Valenzuela, Director of Accreditation and Assessment, in a discussion of results from previous cycles of assessment and plans for assessing general education in the future, including student outcomes in the areas of diversity, social responsibility, and writing across the curriculum. We will also reflect on how the data can be used to improve how well we help students develop the characteristics of a liberally educated citizen.

Utilizing University Technology
OTS Staff
Hyde 14
Join OTS as they walk you through the new equipment in Hyde Hall. They will be demonstrating how to use the dual projectors, touchscreen, and Elmo-like device in Hyde Hall classroom 14 as well as answering any questions. 

Geoff Edwards
SB 172
Have you heard of it? It is not just for Student Organizations. Offices hosting events that want to students to see and be invited to can use the system as well. This system produces information for the web calendar so come learn how your event can become better attended.



An Informal Conversation with Prez P
President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz
Dunigan Lounge

Harlaxton: Past, Present and Future
Holly Carter, Wes Milner, and Jill Griffin
SB 271
Come learn about the Harlaxton Impact Study and provide ideas on how best to measure the tremendous impact Harlaxton has had over the years on students and the community. Share your thoughts and ideas for the upcoming 50th Year Anniversary. Get information and provide input on potential developments at Harlaxton including internships, change making, calendar modifications, and other possibilities for the future.

Stop the Bleed
Jerrilee LaMar
SB 272
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action and is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the bleeding. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. In this session you will learn how to save someone’s life in the event of a traumatic injury.


Info You Should Know

* William Wesley Peters Exhibit Open at Evansville Museum

The Evansville Museum opened an exhibit that will recall the career of architect and engineer Evansvillian William Wesley Peters, 1912-1991. Peters worked with Frank Lloyd Wright on such famous structures as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The exhibition will focus on Wright’s Evansville career – with a special emphasis on the Peters-Margedant House – a prototype for the development of the Usonian style of architecture – that was moved to the University of Evansville’s campus in 2016, his career with Frank Lloyd Wright, and his post Wright career.

The exhibition dates are Sunday, August 11-Sunday October 27.

Submitted by Jordan Hall

* Electronic Parking Permit Registration for Students

Beginning, Monday, August 12, 2019, Parking Permit registration will be available online. There is a different process for full-time and part-time students.

Full-time Students
Students who are registered full-time (12 hours or more) will be provided a Parking Permit at no additional cost. Please make sure you have completed your class registration process before registering your vehicle online and collecting your permit.

To register your vehicle, go to the UE Self-Service portal and enter your UE username and password.

The Parking Permits link is under “UE Forms.” Click on the menu icon (upper left hand corner) > UE Forms > Student > Parking Permits. If you need assistance with accessing self-service, please contact the OTS help desk at 812-488-2077.

Fill out the registration form. Once you have registered your vehicle, proceed to the Permit Distribution location in the box below with your ID.

Part-time Students
Students who are registered as part-time (less than 12 hours) will be charged $50 for a 2019-20 Parking Permit.

To register your vehicle, go to the UE Self-Service portal and enter your UE username and password.

The Parking Permits link is under “UE Forms.” Click on the menu icon (upper left hand corner) > UE Forms > Student > Parking Permits.

Fill out the registration form, print out the UE vehicle registration confirmation page, and take it to the cashier’s window at Student Financial Services. You can pay for the Parking Permit via your student account, or you can pay by cash/ check. Once payment is made, proceed to the Permit Distribution location in the box below with your ID and receipt.

Please note that permits are for the 2019-20 academic year. There are no refunds or pro-rated fees for partial academic years. There are no discounts or refunds for part-time students with UE plates.

Fraternity Parking Permits
All fraternity members who qualify for a Fraternity Parking Permit must complete the vehicle registration process online and follow the same procedures as other students to obtain a parking permit from the Parking Permit Distribution Center. Students living in the Fraternity Complex (Sig Ep, FIJI, & Phi Tau) will be issued a Blue permit. Once the fraternity presidents have provided the Office of Safety and Security with the list of members who are to receive a yellow Fraternity Parking Permit, the student can exchange their assigned blue permit for the yellow Fraternity Parking Permit at the Office of Safety and Security.

All other fraternities (LXA, SAE, and TKE) will receive an orange permit.

Replacement Parking Permits
If you lose your Parking Permit, replacement Permits are $25 and must be paid for at the cashier’s window in Student Financial Services. Students can place the replacement charge on their student account, or pay with cash or check. Employees must pay with cash or check. Once the replacement Permit is paid for, you will be assigned a new permit.

If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 812-488-2051.

Parking Permit Distribution Center
Ridgway University Center
Saturday, August 17, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 22, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

After August 23, Parking Permits will be distributed at the Cashier’s window in Student Financial Services (Olmsted Hall).

Remember: You must present your UE ID to obtain your permit (after you have registered your vehicle through self-service).

* UE Orchestras seeking new members

Students, staffs, faculties, and administrators are all invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Join us!

Please email Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities at for more information.

* Production Copier Instructions Available on AceLink

Production Copier basic instructions are available and posted on the New AceLink Copy/Print website. Instructions include Copy a Document from the Glass or Document Feeder; Print a File from a Computer to a Copier; Secure Print a File from a Computer to Copier; Print Documents from USB; and Scan to Email. In addition General Information for both the D125 and C70 is posted. Check it out!

If you plan to use the production copiers and didn't sign up for the installation of necessary print drivers. Please submit an OTS Helpdesk ticket.

For questions, please contact

* Bookstore Move in Weekend Hours

The Bookstore will have special hours during Move-In Weekend, August 17 & 18th. On Saturday, August 17th the Bookstore will be open from 10AM to 5PM. On Sunday, August 18 the Bookstore will be open from Noon to 3PM. Stop in and browse and get your textbooks. The Bookstore will also be offering 10% OFF all clothing and gift purchases August 16-18th. Discount taken off the original price of the item.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* 2019-20 Employee Parking Permit Registration is Now Available Online

We are changing things up a bit! Parking Permits are now available online. No need to walk to the Office of Safety and Security, fill out any paperwork, or wait in line for your permit!

How do I register for a Parking Permit?
You can register for your Parking Permit through the UE Self-Service portal using your UE username and password. The Parking Permits link is under “UE Forms.”  Click on the menu icon (upper left hand corner)  >  UE Forms >  Employee > Parking Permits. If you need assistance with accessing self-service, please contact OTS help desk at 812-488-2077.   

How much does a Parking Permit cost and how do I pay for it?
Parking Permits are $50 and can be paid through a quick and easy online payroll deduction of $10 installments over five pay periods or by cash/check at the cashier window in Student Financial Services, Olmsted 105.

What is the process for applying and paying for a Parking Permit?
Employees will go to the appropriate link on UE Self-Service (see instructions above) and follow the processes for registering a vehicle. Once you have registered your vehicle and enrolled for payroll deduction, stop by the cashier window in Student Financial Services and pick up your Parking Permit. That’s all there is to it!  

What if I don’t want to do payroll deduction?
If you opt to pay cash/check at Student Accounts, you will still need to register your vehicle on self-service. Then you will need to print out the registration confirmation sheet and take it to the cashier window in Student Financial Services. The cashier will take your payment, mark your confirmation sheet as paid, and issue your permit. Be advised: If you choose to pay cash/check, the process will take a little longer to prepare the transactions. 

What if I am a President’s Club member or have a UE license plate - does that make a difference?
President’s Club members are asked to register their vehicles online simply for the purposes of being able to provide timely information in the event of an emergency (ie.  Someone has damaged your vehicle and we need to notify you).  President’s Club stickers will be distributed via the Office of Development upon confirmation of the donation.

Discounts for UE license plates are only valid if the plate is active at the time of permit registration.  There are no discounts or refunds once the permit is assigned. The discounted fee for employees who have UE license plates is $25. 

Where do I pick up my Permit? 
Parking Permits will be distributed at Student Financial Services. We strongly encourage all employees to apply and pick up their Parking Permits beginning today (August 1) thru Wednesday, August 14, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to avoid the rush of the distribution of Student Parking Permits. 

If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact the Office of Safety & Security at 812-488-2051.



* Cindy Felts Promoted to Director of the Center for the Advancement of Learning

The College of Education and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the promotion of Cindy Felts to the position of Director of the Center for the Advancement of Learning.  Cindy brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the position and a passion for working with students as they pursue professional development opportunities and their degrees.  

Cindy has been with the University of Evansville since January 2013, specializing in recruitment and admissions for the graduate programs in the School of Health Sciences.  In addition to this, Cindy serves on the Executive Committee for the Staff and Administrator’s Assembly, is a member of the UE Welcome Committee, and has managed two international healthcare conferences sponsored by UE at Harlaxton.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the University of Southern Indiana and brings over 15 years of experience in the areas of human resource management and recruiting, working for companies such as Federated Department Stores, Whirlpool Corporation and Keller, Schroeder & Associates. 

Cindy and her husband, Scott, have been married for 30 years and have three young adult children and a dog.

Please congratulate Cindy on her new position at the University! 

* Professor Kretz Published in Prestigious Journal

Professor Kretz published their article "The Oppression of Nonhuman Life" in the leading environmental ethics journal Environmental Ethics, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the philosophical aspects of environmental problems.

Her article can be found online.


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