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Thursday, May 20, 2021

* Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Residence Hall

Future home of new residence hall sign

The University of Evansville held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new residence hall on Tuesday, May 18. 

After a welcome from President Pietruszkiewicz as well as Donna Teague, vice president of fiscal affairs and administration, remarks were given by:

  • Angel Rivera, vice president of real estate for Servitas
  • Ersal Ozdemir, CEO of Keystone Group
  • Michael Tessier, director of residence life

Rob Shelby, chief diversity officer, provided a blessing of the groundbreaking.

Groundbreakers holding shovels

Construction for the new residence hall will begin the week of May 24, and the site will replace the existing Morton and Brentano Halls. The new residence hall will feature 293 beds in pod-style housing, which will provide students with enhanced privacy while allowing for increased socialization. UE looks forward to providing a living space that meets the needs of students for generations to come!


Upcoming Events

* Champion Ballroom Dance Teacher is Back!

World Champion Ballroom Dance Teacher Jonah Schneider

THIS Saturday, May 22nd, Jonah Schneider returns to teach ballroom dance lessons to anyone interested! Ever wanted to learn Waltz, Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Fox Trot, Tango or more? He’s teaching starting at 10am and going through 5:00pm in 45 minute blocks. First come, first serve. To sign up, text 812-449-1044 or email EL131. Private or group lessons available, masks required. All levels are welcome, no experience necessary! Final details sent upon RSVP.


Info You Should Know

* 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

* 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

* 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.



* 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!


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