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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

* Stay at Home Directive from Governor Holcomb

The University of Evansville has put into place policies following the Governor of Indiana’s order for Stay at Home announced on March 23, that is effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2020 and will continue through at least 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. The University of Evansville instituted a policy limiting staff on campus as identified in the Governor’s order as specifically defined in Executive Order 20-08. Personnel designated to be on campus will be notified by their supervisors. In compliance with this order, the University closed all access to campus buildings to visitors. This policy follows the announcement to move to online instruction on March 18. Moreover, the policy announced yesterday regarding COVID-19 Supplemental Leave and Absence Reporting remains in effect. 

* Donate to Aces Haven

We need your help! Aces Haven is a student established resource center that features a fully stocked food pantry, personal hygiene items, and various articles of clothing. Additionally, we have established an electronic food pantry that allows us to transfer donated Ace Bucks. We have some students still on campus and off campus who need our help in the days ahead. Currently open 10am to 1pm, Monday - Friday. Items can be left outside of Neu Chapel at the east door.

* 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. 

Payroll
• 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

Upcoming Events

* The Politics of Grace

Who: The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President Union Theological, Seminary in the City of New York
What: The Stephens-Otterson Lecture, (annual public lecture)
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020, 2:00 p.m., (reception following)
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, Third and Walnut, Evansville

A respected scholar and public intellectual, the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th president of historic Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The first woman to head the 182-year-old institution, Jones occupies the Johnston Family Chair for Religion and Democracy.

She is a past president of the American Academy of Religion, which annually holds the world's largest gathering of scholars of religion. Jones came to Union after 17 years at Yale University, where she served as the Titus Street Professor of Theology at the Divinity School and chair of the University's program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Jones has written several books including Trauma and Grace and, most recently, her memoir Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World. Because of her deep grounding in theology, politics, women's studies, economics, race studies, history, and ethics, various media often seek Dr. Jones's comments on major social issues.

Info You Should Know

* Library Resources and Assistance

University of Evansville Library has been working with vendors to offer expanded access to collections for the remainder of the school year.

  • JSTOR has agreed to open access to all collections and ebooks beginning March 20 and running until June 1.
  • The University of Michigan Press has opened access to scholarly EBooks, beginning in March and running until April 30.
  • Oxford University Press is offering access to COVID-19 content, in addition to our current collection, for the foreseeable future.
  • JoVE is offering access to their science education videos until June 15, you must create an account first.
  • Elsevier is expanding their collection of online textbooks and is also offering information about the novel coronavirus.
  • Project Muse is working with publishers to offer free ebooks and ejournals through their platform. The length of free access is set by the publisher so could disappear at their discretion.
  • Ovid is offering tools and resources to clinicians and researchers about COVID-19.
  • Pearson is offering tools and tips for academics during the pandemic. Aimed at UK institutions, you may still find some useful information here to get you through the remainder of the semester.
  • I am working with Kanopy, which we trialed last fall, to offer access to their online streaming content. Consultation is still in the works, but you can browse the catalog at the link above. Some of their collections include The Great Courses and PBS publications. I will update you when purchase options are available.
  • UEL offers access to the New York Times. If you haven’t already signed up, follow these instructions to set up your account using your UE email address.
  • Flipster magazines are available as well, which you can access from our website. Or you can download the app to your tablet or phone and download issues to your device. Follow the simple instructions on the app and choose University of Evansville as your institution.
  • As always, we have an extensive collection of Databases available from our website and Quest is available. Use Off-Campus Access and log in using your library barcode.
  • And while we’re sheltering in place, Creative Bug is offering a two month free trial so you can learn a new craft to fill the hours when you’re not teaching or studying.

If you’re looking for something to keep you or your loved ones entertained, a podcast is always a safe bet. Some of my favorites include:

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class, which is offering some past light topic favorites, including one on intentional train wrecks in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Radio Lab is always entertaining and informative.
  • For those who have a taste for the macabre Casefile True Crime, which deals with murders and kidnappings, should be right up your alley.
  • I also recommend Atlanta Monster, Monster: the Zodiac Killer, and their latest Monster: DC Sniper, which profiles serial killings.

If you have any questions (or suggestions for other podcasts) feel free to contact me or any of your hard working librarians. We’re doing all we can to make access to resources as painless as possible.

* Writing Center Problem & Solution

Hello, Campus Community! I’m sorry if you’ve set up a Writing Center appointment and been unable to communicate with our tutors.They’ve been signed in, just as you have been, but for some reason, the software is not allowing communication. What I’d ask you to do is email the tutor (you can see their names when you make an appointment, but they cannot see yours) and y’all can find the best way to work from there. They’ve all been told to keep their email open, and I’m hopeful that we’ll have the software fixed as soon as possible (at which point I will let everyone know through Acenotes). I appreciate your patience with us as we move our Writing Center, which is normally dependent on being face-to-face, online. To the students who have emailed me so far: your patience and kindness during this time has been exceptional, and I am happy to email your professors and let them know how hard you tried to get in with us. Just email kd60@evansville.edu if you need further information or help.

* Essential Staff Update from the Office of Administrative Services & Risk Management

The area of Administrative Services & Risk Management has modified operations as we continue to address COVID-19 changes made by the Indiana Governor late morning.  Like other areas on campus, we have adjusted operations and implemented the following.

Effective Tuesday, March 24, we are implementing an essential staff schedule for Monday and Thursday mornings as follows:

Campus Mail, Packages and In-House Supply Orders
Departmental mail, packages and in-house supply order pick-up is available on Monday and Thursday in Distribution Services from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for those working as essential staff on campus.

For questions contact distributionservices@evansville.edu

Contract Mailings
Departments should contact Anne Dale at ad58@evansville.edu.

Laundry Issues
Students may submit a service request at https://www.laundryview.com/selectProperty?property=3335892

Purchase Orders, Office Depot, Pcards, & Vending
Departments with questions or inquiries may email purchasing@evansville.edu

Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety
For inquiries or questions contact riskmanagement@evansville.edu

Please watch AceNotes for additional adjustments. Keep in mind that all Administrative Services & Risk Management staff whether working on campus or remotely will continue to be available for questions, inquiries and support Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. via email during this unprecedented time.

* Join us on Facebook Live for March's Mindfulness Workshop

From the comforts of your home, join Liz McCormick on Monday (3/23) at 12 pm for March's Mindfulness Workshop on Facebook Live! Go to the University of Evansville Fitness Center Facebook page to join in. More details will be posted on the Facebook page. If you are unable to join live, the activity will remain posted for replay. Stay engaged and stay healthy!

Liz McCormick
em232@evansville.edu

* Reeves Foundation Scholarship

The Reeves Foundation was established in 1966 under terms of the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Isabel B. Reeves, wife of Judge Ollie C. Reeves, who both resided for many years in Vanderburgh County and firmly believed in the attainment of higher education. Through their frugal efforts and generosity, this scholarship fund has been established to perpetuate their belief.

Applicants must be residents of Vanderburgh County in Indiana and applications are being accepted until May 1, 2020.

Download the Reeves Foundation Scholarship application.

Application and essay requirement can be submitted via mail to:
The University of Evansville
Office of Student Financial Services
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722

 

* 2020-21 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Download the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship application.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by May 1, 2020. Application and essay can be submitted via email to:
Amanda Wood, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at aw505@evansville.edu.

The decision will be announced on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Questions: Amanda Wood, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at aw505@evansville.edu or 812-488-2364.
 

* 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, bookstore@evansville.edu, 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
sm8342@bncollege.com

* 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! https://uoebusiness.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9FguhImtZp1f4Yl

Caroline Townsend
ct153@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* IndianaComputes! Awarded State Contract

The University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville are excited to announce that IndianaComputes!, a collaboration of universities across the state of Indiana has been awarded a state contract of more than $600,000 to accelerate and deepen computer science capacity in Indiana. The contract identifies IndianaComputes! as one of only five organizations approved by the Indiana Department of Education to deliver computer science teacher training, and one of only two organizations approved to train educators across the entire K-12 grade range. USI and UE are teaming-up to assist educators in southwest Indiana which includes Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Warrick and Vanderburgh counties.

The contract will fund services such as workshops, coursework, and resource development. To optimize teacher convenience, the services will be offered online as well as supported by more than a dozen collaborating universities and colleges located around the state. All services will be provided free of charge to Indiana educators. Training launches this coming summer and continues into next year. Three hours of graduate course credit through Indiana University is also  available.

For more information, contact Deborah Hwang, Director and Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Evansville: hwang@evansville.edu

To find out more about the IndianaComputes! Program in southwest Indiana, please visit the webpage at www.indianacomputes.net

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