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Monday, August 9, 2021

* Normal Business Hours Resume Monday, August 9

Just a friendly reminder that today is the final day for modified summer hours. The university will resume to normal business hours on Monday, August 9.

* Employee Parking Permits Available Beginning August 12

2020-2021 employee parking permit registration is now available on-line!

Parking Permits are available on-line. No need to walk to the Office of Public Safety, 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 on-line 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 on-line 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 Wednesday, August 12 thru Friday, August 21, 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 Public Safety at 812-488-2051.

* Fall Conference and Concurrent Sessions 2021

The opening session of the University of Evansville Fall Conference is Tuesday, August 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome and invited to attend. Current UE Covid guidelines will be observed with masks required and 3 feet social distancing for all events.

Fall Conference will continue Wednesday, August 18, with Concurrent Sessions in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The campus community is encouraged to attend the informational sessions.

View the Fall Conference Schedule for a complete list of events and Concurrent Sessions.

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


Upcoming Events

* Save the Date - UE Majors and Minors Fair

Save the Date for the UE Majors and Minors Fair on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

Faculty, students, and alumni along with campus support teams will provide information about their discipline, professional outcomes, education programs, academic support, social innovation, and much more.

Watch for additional information coming soon. Contact Paula Heldt at or 812-488-2479 with questions.


Info You Should Know

* President's Club Parking Decal Delivery This Week

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President's Club parking decals for 2021-2022 will be delivered to the offices of all on-campus members during the week of August 9. If you have questions or would like your decals (and some fun other goodies!) mailed, please contact Molli Duckworth at

* Order Textbooks Online and Skip the Lines

Did you know you can order your textbooks online ahead of time and skip the long in-store lines? Simply visit the bookstore online at, click on the "Textbook" header, select your courses from the dropdown menus, and the website will pull a personalized list of Required and Recommended titles!

Now if you plan on renting any books, you will need to put in a credit card to secure the rental BUT you can pay a different way! Are you an Athlete? On VA benefits? Or just need to use your Book Loan before your Financial Aid is distributed? You can do that AND rent! When it comes time to check out, make sure you follow the directions, putting in your credit card AND selecting the secondary form of payment as "Student Account". When the order comes through, the appropriate account will be charged (nothing will be charged to the credit card unless you don't bring them back at the end of the semester).

Not interested in renting? Then you don't need to put in a credit card at all if you're using a different form of payment! Have a Barnes and Noble giftcard? You can use that with us too! The only form of payment we do not accept are checks.

Please allow up to 72 hours for web order processing during the first 2 weeks of class. You will receive 2 emails: one confirming the order, the other to let you know what it is ready to pickup/has been shipped. Please wait for that second email before coming in to pick up your order. If you have decided to have your books shipped, the tracking number will be on that email.

Of course, if you don't feel comfortable ordering online, you're more than welcome to bring your schedule into the store and we will pull your books at our back counter and you can pay at the register. Remember, if you're renting, you need to have a credit card to secure the rentals, even if you're using a different form of payment.



* Dr Joyce Stamm Appointed Faculty Director of Sponsored Research and Special Projects

Dr. Joyce Stamm, Professor of Biology, has been appointed the first-ever Director of Sponsored Research and Special Projects. In this capacity, she will support faculty research and scholarship by advising and assisting with all aspects of grant seeking: identifying funding opportunities; developing and refining pre-proposals, letters of inquiry, and final proposals; and navigating the logistics and mechanics of grant submissions.

Dr. Stamm will also collaborate with other thought leaders to envision and develop special projects with strong potential to build on existing institutional strengths, attract extramural funding, and enhance enrollment. She will coordinate with relevant offices across campus, leveraging assets and expertise to improve the chances for success without duplicating efforts.

Dr. Stamm led the design, development, and writing of the two largest faculty-led grants in UE’s history. The NSF funded these grants in 2012 and 2019 for $610,600 and $1,074,838, respectively. The grants were a collaborative effort involving senior administrators in multiple campus offices and faculty from all four mathematics and natural science departments to support student success with scholarships and new curricular or co-curricular programs. Joyce is also the co-principal investigator on a $299,983 NSF-funded multi-institution genetics education research project and participated on the writing committees for two additional multi-institution education research proposals funded by the NSF and NIH for more than $4 million in 2019. In addition, over the past ten years, Joyce has served on numerous review panels for multiple programs at the NSF.

* Professor Byrne Presents on National AAUP Panel

Dr Dan Byrne, Professor of History, was a speaker on a national Zoom panel titled “Empowering Community Coalitions: Building Solidarity Work among Community, Faculty and Student Allies” as part of the AAUP’s Summer Institute.

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Poems

Dollar Store Mag - "A Reasonable Cure for My Migraines, and If You Don’t Agree, You Don’t Have Migraines Like Mine" and "The Revolutionary's Brother"

Rulerless - "On Learning Coronation Spoons Are a Thing"


Sympathy to...

* In Remembrance of Dr. Ronald Adamson

The University of Evansville is saddened to learn about the passing of one of our own. Dr. Ronald E. Adamson of London, New Hampshire, passed away on July 4, 2021. Dr. Adamson was a respected faculty member of the Political Science department at UE from 1971 to 2001. At UE, he taught Political Science and Non-Western Studies. He also taught at the Harlaxton campus in Grantham, UK, and Tokoha University in Shizouka, Japan. His academic and personal interests led him to travel extensively, including visiting all fifty states, Africa, the Middle East, and multiple excursions to Europe and Asia.

Dr. Adamson was a scoutmaster at Methodist Temple as well as an avid gardener. He was obsessed with orchids in particular and brought them regularly to several of our public offices at UE for others to enjoy.

Dr. Robert Dion, Associate Professor of Political Science, commented that Dr. Adamson was a valued colleague, and the Political Science program was very sorry to hear the news of his passing. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife of fifty-nine years, Roberta, as well as his children and grandchildren. To read the obituary for Dr. Ronald Adamson, please go to


Thank You

* Journey to Justice - Civil Rights Bus Tour

From the Journey to Justice Team (Center for DEI, Ethics and Social Change Program, and the Center for Innovation and Change), a special thanks to all of the campus members and offices that helped make the inaugural Social Justice Movements course and Journey to Justice experience a success.

Here is what some of the students said:

“I can honestly say this was one of the most memorable journeys I have ever been on.”

“I met a lot of great people. I made a lot of great friends, [who] have a drive to make a difference in the world just as I do.”

“Thank you for providing me with this opportunity, and I hope the J2J continues to grow in the future…. This week was a transformation for me…. This week showed me why and how we can push for equality and it put into perspective that change is in my grasp.”

“Tomorrow will officially mark the end of the course of journey to justice but the beginning of a life-time of Journeys to Justice.”

“I’m so glad to have gotten out of this trip my goal of filling the piece of history I always knew I was missing. But along with that, I made new friends and got to know others as well as I got to learn more about myself.”

“I think overall this class was such an awesome experience and I wouldn’t trade this for anything. I enjoyed every part between the meals, the talks we had, the museums we went to, and the memorials. I got to connect with people that taught me a lot too, and the lessons I learned will carry on with me.”

Please accept our deepest gratitude for your expertise, patience, partnership, and time. We could not have done it without you.



* Men's Basketball Completes 2021-22 Staff

Two additions to the University of Evansville men’s basketball coaching staff have been announced by Purple Aces head coach Todd Lickliter. Ryan Combs has been elevated to the Director of Basketball Operations position while Jo Griffin joins the program as a Graduate Assistant.

Combs has worked with the UE men’s basketball team in numerous capacities over his 5+ seasons with the program while Griffin is a 2021 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College.

“We are really excited to promote Ryan while adding Jo to our staff. Ryan is a UE grad, which is a huge asset for us. He is very loyal and has an appreciation for what a University of Evansville degree means. His behind-the-scenes work is vital to our program,” Lickliter said. “Jo brings a great deal of basketball experience, but his focus for the future is strength and conditioning. This skill set was something that we thought would be a great benefit for our program.”

Ryan Combs will be entering his sixth year with the men’s basketball program and his first as Director of Operations. Prior to this season, Combs served as a student manager for the 2016-2020 seasons before being elevated to Graduate Assistant for the 2020-2021 campaign. In his first season on Coach Lickliter’s staff, the Aces saw drastic improvement from the prior season. After finishing 10thplace in 2020, the aces improved to fifth in the 2020-2021 season.

The Vincennes, Ind. native graduated from the University of Evansville in 2020 with a degree in Statistics & Data Science. Combs also attended Harlaxton College in the Spring of 2019. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Leadership at UE and will graduate in December 2021.

“I am very grateful to be a part of the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball family. As a 3rd-generation UE graduate, this institution has provided me with countless opportunities for personal and professional growth,” Combs said. “I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work under Coach Lickliter and his staff while helping our players flourish on and off the court.”

Jo Griffin will be joining the UE staff as the Graduate Assistant. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in April 2021 with a degree in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Leadership.

Prior to his appointment on the UE staff, Griffin spent the summer of 2021 with the Indiana Men’s Basketball Team in the weight room as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach. As of August 2021, Griffin is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is also a certified USA Weightlifting coach.

“It is exciting to get to work with and learn from Coach Lickliter and the amazing staff that he has assembled,” Griffin stated. “I am eager to bring my experiences and hope to make an impact both on the court and in the weight room. I am all in on the vision and culture that they are establishing and will establish come the 2021 season.”

Griffin arrives at UE following a 4-year college basketball career. From 2019 to 2021, he was a two-time team captain for the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers, which competed in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference of NCAA Division II. Prior to KWC, Griffin spent two years as a walk on for the University of Louisville and played under coaches, Rick Pitino, David Padgett, and Chris Mack. The Crestwood, Kentucky native attended South Oldham High School where he was part of the 1,000-point club and was named 2017 8th Region Player of the Year.


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