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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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* Last Call - Contribute to the COVID-19 Commemoration!

It’s your last chance to submit your experiences for the campus COVID-19 commemoration! Take a moment to reflect and submit by today, May 18, to the link below:
https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/CovidMemorial

It only takes a few moments, but we want to make sure everyone in our campus community has had a chance to be included in this meaningful project. You are not required to include your name or email, and no names or loss experiences will be shared, nor will a record of the entries be kept after the shredding takes place.

Over the past year, members of the University of Evansville community have experienced many types of loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding the value of memorialization and mourning in the grieving and healing process, the students in the Spring 2021 Sociology of Death and Dying class at UE have created a campus commemoration of this difficult but historical moment. There will be a tree planted on the Sesquicentennial Oval of UE to symbolize that we will grow from these experiences, along with the placement of a granite bench to act as a place of reflection.

As a part of this project, we are asking that members of the UE community submit via webform what experiences of loss they have had this pandemic year. Loss can be in many forms, such as: people they know who have died or become ill; family members or themselves who have lost jobs; internships, study abroad experiences, or graduate school plans lost or deferred; lost sense of community and justice; lost feelings of security, safety, or health; or time spent in isolation or away from loved ones. These submissions of loss will be printed on biodegradable paper, shredded, and mixed with the soil as a compost for the memorial tree to help it grow. Confronting challenges together, our UE community will face the future unafraid once again. Please submit your experience by May 18 at the link above.
 

* Attention: Parking Lot Closures and Limitations Continue

As the relocation of Morton/Brentano Furniture to update Powell, Schroeder, Weinbach and a few other areas on campus continues, parking lot closures and limitations will continue the week of May 17. These parking closures and limitations are necessary for the safe removal of equipment, removal and relocation of furniture, traffic flow of multiple vendor trucks, trailers, and flat beds and placement of dumpsters, and large enclosed storage containers.

Parking Lot Closures and Limitations will continue as follows in:

  • Lot F (Lagoon)
  • Lot J (FIJI/Phi Tau/Sig Ep)
  • The “right” hand side of Ridgway Drive only (This is the side of the drive closest to Morton/Brentano.)
  • Lot G around the perimeter of Schroeder Hall
  • Athletic event fan parking will be accessible in the Armory Lot and team buses in Lot H.
  • Parking area North of Powell Hall
  • Parking around Weinbach Apts.

Your cooperation and patience is appreciated!

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice Spanish throughout the summer? This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more information, contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu

* Walnut Street Closure - Tuesday, May 18

On May 18th, Walnut St between Rotherwood and Weinbach will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m. This closure is being done to provide a safe area for the new residence hall groundbreaking ceremony. Please direct any questions to the Office of Public Safety at 812-488-2051. 

* Advancement Services Seeks Summer Student Worker

The Advancement Services Office is hiring for a summer student worker. During the summer, this position is for 12 hours per week with a maximum of 180 over the summer. Student workers are a part of the Development and Alumni Relations team, freely sharing new ideas, holding themselves accountable for their work, and preparing themselves for a real-world work experience. The department of University Advancement has dedicated itself to aiding the student to reach this goal. Student duties include typing, filing, copying, organizing, preparing mailings, maintaining the alumni database with regards to email addresses, telephone number, and event attendance. Student-workers may be asked to answer phones and run errands around campus.

Skills Needed: Attention to detail, good manners, a good understanding of English, typing, Excel and Word experience, dependability, desire for more than a basic work experience.

Required Major: Any major may apply

Apply by visiting WebAdvisor and downloading the application. Email completed application and availability to as867@evansville.edu.

* Fitness Center Summer Hours

The Fitness Center Summer Hours will start the week of May 10th. The hours will be Monday - Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May 2021

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 21) will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds unless a prepaid item. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022(new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.
• Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2021-2022 in Self-Service with a Requisition Date of 6/1/21 or later and a typed Internal Comment of FY 2021-2022 will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2020-2021 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2021.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2021-2022 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted via Self-Service with a Requisition Date of 6/1/21 or later with “Blanket Purchase order for _(specify items or service effective June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021” included in the line item description.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2021 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds.

Voucher for Payment Requests
• All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted on a WebAdvisor voucher to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 21 to be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds. Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2021-22.
 

Congratulations

* Aditi Sood and Hannah Richards Receive Outstanding Honors Program Senior Award

The Honors Program congratulates Aditi Sood and Hannah Richards on receiving the Outstanding Honors Program Senior Award for this academic year. Both Aditi and Hannah have made immeasurable contributions to the Honors Program in their time at UE.

Always an active member of the Honors Activity Board, Aditi served as president for the group this year. Her leadership and enthusiasm were instrumental in organizing events such as the Nerd Wars trivia night. A biology major and ethics minor with plans to attend the IU School of Medicine next year, Aditi completed her honors project on the topic of “Mental Health Among Homeless Youth: A Local Perspective.”

Hannah has also been a leader within the Honors Activity Board, always willing to pitch in to help with any activity. She was especially helpful this year in planning the Honors Secret Pal exchange. Also a biology major, Hannah’s honors project was entitled “How the Survival and Biofilm Production of Enterococcus faecalis Prolongs Endodontic Infections”. Hannah plans to attend the University of Iowa College of Dentistry next year.

The Honors Program thanks Aditi and Hannah for all their contributions to the program and wishes them all the best for the future. Congratulations!
 

* Nikolidakis Wins Annie Dillard Prize

Dr. Nikolidakis from the Department of English and Creative Writing has been awarded the Annie Dillard Prize in Nonfiction from Bellingham Review for her essay about whales and chronic illness.

Contest judge Sarah Einstein had this to say about the piece: “Lisa Nikolidakis’s ‘Whale Song For the Weary’ is a stunning essay exploring both what it means to live in a body with chronic illness and what it means to live in a world going through so many shared horrors: the pandemic; the extrajudicial murder of Black people by the police; the refugee crisis. It’s both timely and timeless. We all have a whale song; Nikolidakis’s is particularly poignant.”

See the full announcement here.

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