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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

* 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

* Academic Convocation - August 24, 2021

The University of Evansville will hold its annual Academic Convocation on Tuesday, August 24. This special ceremony celebrates the entering class of 2021 and marks the beginning of the new academic year.

Academic Convocation will begin at 8:50 a.m. in the Meeks Family Fieldhouse. A prologue will be delivered at 8:30 a.m. by Rev. Andy Payton, university chaplain, also in Meeks Family Fieldhouse. The ceremony will include a welcome and opening message from President Pietruszkiewicz, alumni welcome, and convocation address. Purple Tams will also be presented to faculty members who have recently earned the rank of Professor during Convocation.

Following University policy, masks will be required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. The entering class of students is expected to attend.

Due to health and safety guidelines, this year’s Convocation is unfortunately by invitation only and cannot be extended to all members of the campus community. If you would like to attend virtually, please feel free to live stream the ceremony at

* Employees: Sign up for Purple Patrol this Fall!

The first Purple Friday of the Fall 2021 semester is coming up in just a few weeks on August 27! After a long break, we are excited to bring back our weekly Purple Patrol on campus and pass out goodies to those showing their school spirit. To do this, we need your help as a Purple Patroller!

If you would like to volunteer for a Purple Friday, please sign up here. There is one slot per week, and you may sign up your department/team or a small group of coworkers (please sign up for one spot only so everyone has a chance to participate!). Please be sure to include the names of all employees who will be helping. The more, the merrier! Note: We will not have Purple Patrol the week of Fall Break (November 12) or Thanksgiving (November 26).

When it’s your week to help, you will receive an email in advance with basic instructions. Purple goodies will be waiting for you on Friday morning in the Office of Marketing and Publications (top floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building). There is no specific time or place to hand out these items; the only requirement is that the recipients are wearing purple!

If you have any questions about the sign-up or Purple Patrol, please contact Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at


Info You Should Know

* UE Garden Farmers' Market on Tuesday, 17 August, from before 8 a.m. until 9 (or so)

Hello, Friends.  Gardeners spent weekend time uncovering butternut squash, spaghetti squash, kuri squash, turk's turban squash in addition to a large load of pears, all of which can be taken to your kitchen now!  There are still tomatoes and basil.  I will be present at the garden site Tuesday morning.

Bill Hemminger

* Welcome to the Bookstore, Freshmen

We know that moving away from home can be a stressful situation, and getting your textbooks should not be part of that stress!

For that reason, the Bookstore will be open for extended hours, 8am-4:30pm, on Saturday, August 21st for freshman move-in, and Sunday, August 22nd, from 9am-1pm. On Saturday, we will have giveaways and refreshments.

If you've already ordered textbooks online and have received the second email confirming your books are ready, all you'll need to show us is your student ID for pick-up. We highly recommend you order your textbooks in advance, in order to receive the condition you prefer and alleviate long wait-times, but it is not necessary. If you haven't placed an order online, simply bring a copy of your schedule and a member of our helpful staff will pull books for you.

This is also great time for you and your parents to shop our collection of UE clothing and gifts.

We look forward to seeing you!

* Special Bookstore Hours

Special Bookstore hours for the next few weeks:

Monday, August 16th-Friday, August 20th: 9a-4p
Saturday, August 21st: 8a-4:30p (Welcome Freshmen event)
Sunday, August 22nd: 9a-1p
Monday, August 23rd-Thursday, August 26th: 9a-6p
Friday, August 27th: 9a-5p
Saturday, August 28th: 10a-2p

The Bookstore will then return to its regular operating hours beginning the week of August 30th:
Monday-Thursday: 9a-5p
Friday: 9a-4p
Saturday: 10a-2p
Sunday: CLOSED


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