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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

* Coronavirus Update for Work-Study

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

* Update from the Office of Accounting and Audit

Through March 27th, our office will continue to process checks and payroll in accordance with our regular schedule with one exception.  There will not be a check run on Thursday, March 26th.  Please review the following information regarding the submission of documentation for processing.

Accounts Payable 
• Vouchers submitted by 5:00 pm on Monday (with all departmental approvals) will be paid in the Tuesday or Thursday check run of that week. 
• During this time, vouchers and invoices can be emailed as a PDF or delivered to the Office of Accounting & Audit. 
• Original receipts are required (as always) before we can process a reimbursement. 

• Timecards/timesheets need to be submitted by Saturday, March 14th at midnight.
• Supervisors will need to approve the timecards/timesheets by noon on Monday, March 16th. 

* Coronavirus Information for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


Info You Should Know

* Health Center: How to Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment with the UE Health Center is easy. Employees and students, please call the clinic at 812-488-2033 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm for your health care needs, including all refill requests. Please note, we are not open for walk-in appointments at this time.

Please visit the UE coronavirus webpage for the university's response to the Coronavirus and updated information.

Tara Ulrich

* Richard Gerst and Nicholas Harmon "Present" at Conference

Dr. Harmon, assistant professor of physics, and Richard Gerst, senior physics/math major, were scheduled to give talks at the American Physical Society's (APS) March Meeting in Denver, CO during the first week of March. Unfortunately the conference was cancelled. Their presentations were made public on the APS abstract in lieu of live presentation.

The work by Richard was conducted last summer and over the course of the last two semesters thanks to UExplore. Richard studied how electrons move through organic semiconductors and focused on how their spin (internal magnetism of an electron) changed while they moved. A large portion of the work was to develop and improve simulations of the phenomena. Richard's contributed presentation slides, "Simulating Spin Relaxation in Organic Semiconductors", can be found at

The presentation by Dr. Harmon, "Magnetoresistance Measurements as an Alternative to Magnetic Resonance Methods for Studying Paramagnetic Defects", dealt with a new technique to explore defects in materials. The technique is an alternative to magnetic resonance (e.g. MRI or EPR) that offers several advantages when studying defects in electronic devices (like transistors). Dr. Harmon's invited presentation slides and talk can be found at

Nicholas Harmon

* Campus Mail, Package and In-House Supply Order Update

As UE continues to implement a variety of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, campus mail, packages and In-House supply orders will be handled differently as of Friday, March 13, 2020, until normal operations resume:
• Distribution Services will “hold” mail, packages, and in-house supply orders for campus buildings (i.e. academic buildings) that are “closed” (locked). However, departmental representatives working in closed buildings may pick-up their mail/packages/supply orders from Distribution Services, anytime between 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

• Distribution Services will deliver mail, packages, and in-house supply orders to “open” (not locked) campus buildings (i.e. Olmsted and Igleheart).

For questions, email

Kim Winsett

* Outstanding Teacher Award

The University of Evansville Alumni Association recognizes an Outstanding Teacher for exemplary instruction and student support at Spring Commencement. UE administrators, faculty, staff, student and alumni may nominate a faculty member who exemplifies the award’s criteria for outstanding teaching effectiveness that inspires the intellectual development of students.

Please use the link below to nominate a faculty member for the auspicious occasion.

Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for two years or more and hold the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor are eligible for nomination. Past award recipients include: Dr. Margaret Stevenson, 2015; Dr. M. Kevin Gray, 2016; Dr. Mary Ellen Wylie, 2017; Dr. Tony Beavers, 2018 and Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast, 2019.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, March 23, 2020, at 5 pm. For questions, contact Tracey Folden at

Tracey Folden

* Updated Bookstore Hours for March

Due to the campus precautions for COVID-19, the bookstore will be closed until March 30th. Online ordering is still available and we will be fulfilling those orders are we come in.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but please contact us by email,, if you are in need of anything.

Please stay safe and we'll see you after the closure with our newly renovated store!

Becky Lamont

* Masters/Doctoral Grads Still Needing to Order Cap and Gown

If you are a Masters or Doctoral grad who still needs to order your cap/gown/hood, you have until March 27th to do so by email. Please email us at with you name, your degree, phone number, best email, and height.

Your prepackaged regalia will arrive in mid- to late April, and we will be sending out an email blast to everyone who has ordered. You will pay the time of pick-up.

Becky Lamont

* ChangeLab: Make a Difference and Get Class Credit

Don’t wait until you graduate – make a difference now! Check out the list of ChangeLab courses available for the Fall semester. For more information, visit

Cindy Kelley

* Tiffany Griffith Presents at Conference

Dr. Tiffany Griffith presented a paper on role-playing in first-year seminar and writing programs at the 51st Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Boston.

Tiffany Griffith

* Requesting Participation in Student Psychology Research Methods Survey

We are a group of students in Psych Research Methods, and we are requesting student participation in our survey on Attitudes Toward Helping a Stranger in Crisis. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Thank you!

Caroline Townsend

* CANCELLED - Someplace Else: Paintings by Erika Navarrete Art Exhibit

This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corliss Chastain


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