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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

* Summer Hours Begin May 7

The University will begin a modified summer schedule starting Monday, May 7 and ending Monday, August 6. 

Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In all cases, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements during business hours. We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 6.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated. 


What's Happening Today

* Bookstore Book Buyback April 25 - May 2

Book Buyback at the UE Bookstore starts at noon on April 25 and runs through Wednesday, May 2. Promotions during the week include an IPAD giveaway and daily ITune drawings. You can register each time you sell books. Promotions also include merchandise discounts, Sweet Poppins and other items.

You may sell books back as many times during the week as you wish and you do NOT need your original receipt. You will need your student ID. We freely offer quotes on books whether used on this campus or not. You'll always get cash on spot. A majority of the books we buy stay on campus to benefit the campus community.  In addition to regular pricing on books we have over 200 titles that offer special bonus pricing well above any others.

Please remember to bring all components, including CDs, that came with your textbooks as that may result in better pricing.  Any workbooks or texts that require answers be written in them should be clean for value.  Also always keep an eye on your books and report any missing textbooks to the Bookstore as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions about Buyback be sure to ask or contact the Bookstore. Buyback ends promptly at 5 p.m. on May 2 so make sure you get in before that time.  

* Clothing Drive

The PTA Club is having an end of the semester clothing drive from April 26 until May 5. There will be a donation box in Ridgway University Center by the information desk between those dates. AThis event is open to students and faculty. Any old clothes donated will be greatly appreciated and all contributions will be donated to Aurora.



Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Join Team UE for Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 2!

Come join TEAM UE as we attempt to defend our gold bracket title in the Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 2. This is a fun, exciting event that anyone can participate in (students, faculty, or staff). To sign up or for more information please contact Angie Stauber at ext 2622 or email to be a team member.

* Transitions from Military to College Luncheon and Discussion

The campus community is invited to a complimentary luncheon and discussion on Monday, May 7 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The topic will be Transitions From Military to College. This event is sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs. Panelists will include current UE student-veteran Sean Davis; Evansville Vet Center counselor Trudy Buckman; UE Diversity and Equity Officer La Toya Smith; and UE professor Peter Rosen.  Please contact Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs for more information and to reserve your lunch by Tuesday, May 1.

* Saturday, June 2 Honoring Women Veterans Conference - Registration Open through May 21

The conference, to be held on Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, is open to women who have served in the U.S. military. Participants will receive valuable information, networking opportunities, friendships, pampering, and fun!  Women veterans should register attendance by May 21 at or call the UE Office of Veterans Affairs at 812-488-2141.

* Family Weekend Date Set for 2012: Make Plans Now!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 28–30. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning for this weekend. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link, or by e-mailing the information to:  

Like last year’s successful weekend, we would love to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams, assistant director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 488-2900 or Donna Jones, at 488-2586.


Info You Should Know

* Last Exit Session

Students who have received a Federal Stafford Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session on May 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 103, Hyde Hall. 

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of two people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes.

* Registrar's Office Closed on Friday

The Office of the Registrar will be closed at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4 for graduation preparation.  If you have business in this office, please make sure you come before 11 a.m.

* Housing Cancellation Deadline

Students who have signed up to live on campus 2012-13 may cancel their UE Housing contracts until 5pm on May 1st without penalty.  After May 1st, UE Housing contracts are binding for the duration of the 2012-13 academic year.  To cancel your housing, come to the Office of Residence Life by 5pm on May 1st. 

* Before You Leave, Check Campus & Local mail for Important Financial Aid Documents

The Office of Financial Aid has recently sent letters and/or forms to students whose FAFSAs were selected for review in a process called “Verification.” Please check your mailbox before leaving campus. Financial Aid awards for 2012-13 cannot be prepared for students whose FAFSAs have an incomplete verification status. Furthermore, please continue to check your UE email all summer for important messages from the Office of Financial Aid. For students with complete files and satisfactory academic progress, Financial Aid Notification letters will be mailed in late June to your preferred address on file with UE

* Libraries May Intersession Hours Schedule

UE Libraries will observe the following hours schedule during the May Intersession. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or .

May Intersession  (May 3-13):

- Thursday, May 3rd:          8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 4th:                 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5th:           CLOSED
- Sunday, May 6th:              CLOSED
- Monday, May 7th:            8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 8th:            8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 9th:     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May, 10th:       8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 11th:               8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12th:         CLOSED
- Sunday, May 13th:            CLOSED

Summer Session hours begin on May 14.


* Best Wishes to Talitha Washington

Talitha Washington, former UE assistant professor of mathematics, has announced that she has accepted a tenured associate professor of mathematics position at Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. She says that she will miss the UE family as well as the Evansville community. Her new email address is

* Campus Dining Close Down Information

On Tuesday,May 1, Ace's Place & Jazzman's will both close for the year at 2:00 p.m. On Wednesday, May 2, Cafe Court will open normal hours for breakfast and lunch. The last meal of the semester will be dinner from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Freshens and SubConnection will not open Wednesday.)

* Interested in a Free Copy of the 2011 LinC?

Stop by Student Publications before June 1 to pick up a copy.  Copies are free while supplies last. 

* This Week in Music - Music Therapy in Action

Music therapy majors Alyssa Padilla and Marjorie Heideman and Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Kathleen Murphy recently presented a continuing education course for the nursing staff at Deaconess Gateway Hospital titled “Music Therapy in Pediatric Medical Care.” The course provided the staff with an overview of the uses of music therapy in pediatric medical settings and offered suggestions for ways in which they can safely use music in their work. In addition, music therapy majors Katie Demuth, Kaitlin Emmert, Jessica Handy, and Alyssa Kereki will be giving a presentation on music therapy to the trustee’s spouses this Friday, May 4.

* UrEntal Book Rental Returns

This is a reminder that spring books rented through the UrEntal program in the  UE Bookstore need to be returned to the Bookstore no later than Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m.  If you return your rental during Buyback (April 25-May 2) make sure you return it to the station marked as "UrEntal Book Return".  Any rentals returned after the deadline of May 2 will be subject to a $10 late fee.  Please make a note of this date and if you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. Thanks for your cooperation.

* Laundry Card Reimbursement

Beginning Fall 2012, campus laundry will be unlimited and included in student room and board.  So, do mom a favor, don’t take home dirty clothing… use up your laundry card balance or share with a friend who has dirty clothes!

For reimbursement of unused laundry $ prior to leaving UE, bring your laundry card to Administrative Services at 1 South Frederick St. (General Services building where Safety & Security is located) by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 4. Note: Students taking summer classes will still be able to use their laundry cards for much of the summer.  An end date will be announced in July.

* Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center Hours are as follows:
Wednesday April 25 - Reading and Study Day  6:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thursday April 26  - 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday April 27 - 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday April 28 - 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday April 29 – 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday April 30 – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 1 – 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday May  2 -8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thursday May  3 – 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday May 4 - 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Saturday May 5 - Closed
Sunday May 6 – Closed
Monday – May 7- Summer Hours Begin

* Final Exam Week Library Hours

• Wednesday, April 25:  7:45  a.m.   -    1:00 a.m.
• Thursday, April 26:       7:45 a.m.    -    1:00 a.m.
• Friday, April 27:             7:45 a.m.    -    8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, April 28:      10:00 a.m.   -    8:00 p.m.  
• Sunday, April 29:                   Noon   -    1:00 a.m.
• Monday, April 30:          7:45 a.m.   -    1:00 a.m.     
• Tuesday, May 1:              7:45 a.m.   -    Midnight
• Wednesday, May 2:       7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Thursday, May 3:            7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Friday, May 4:                  7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Saturday, May 5:             CLOSED
• Sunday, May 6:                CLOSED



* Rania Mousa

On April 30, Assistant Professor of Accounting Rania Mousa was awarded a plaque from the Academy of Accounting Historians (AHJ) for winning the AHJ’s 2011’s Vangermeersch Manuscript Award. The award is granted annually by the Academy  to encourage scholars to pursue historical research in accounting. The winning manuscript is titled, “The Development of Electronic Filing Process: HM Revenue and Customs, 1960s-2010.” The AHJ will publish the winning manuscript in the Accounting Historian Journal, an international top tier journal that addresses the development of contemporary accounting thought and practice.

* Joseph B Tipton, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Joseph Tipton, Jr., will be delivering a presentation on Wednesday at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2012 Verification and Validation Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The title of the talk is "CFD Modeling of Twisted Tape Cooling for Fusion Reactor Components".  It involves work I performed last summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the design and simulation of a cooling component for an experimental fusion reactor under construction in Garching Germany.

* Honors Program Graduates

Thirty-seven May 2012 graduates have earned the distinction of Honors Program graduate. To complete the program, graduates were required to maintain Honors participation points, complete courses to earn a minimum of 13 Honors credit hours, achieve a 3.3 GPA or higher, and complete an Honors project. Congratulations to Samantha Aneson, Erica Ballard, Kent Bayens, Elizabeth Bostelman, Kelsey Carlstedt, Kathryn Cesarz, Jenna Clark, Rachel Cochran, Molli Duckworth, Diana Durrance, Laura Epperson, Kenzie George, Elenya Hall, Anne Joy, Alyssa Kereki, Finn Lefevre, Ashley Majewski, Rachel McCoy, Emily Mella, Alexandra Myers, Colin Nesmith, Mathew Prest, Caitlyn Prosser, Ben Quinn, Jenna Rice, Sean Rocke, Ellen Sawin, Cara Schuster, Kerry Sheridan, Sam Stevens, Marissa Stewart, Leah Thomas, Allison Throm, Natalie Updike, Sarah Vogt, Andrea Weber, and Blair Wissinger.

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, has been invited to attend the graduate summer program on deep learning and feature learning at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA this coming July. IPAM is one of the few think tanks for mathematics funded by the National Science Foundation. He attended IPAM events during October 2011 and the Summer of 2010 for workshops on networks and network analysis for the humanities on a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

* Mari Plikuhn

Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, was awarded the SAGE/Pine Forge Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award.  This award is to attend and present a session at the American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning's workshop this August in Denver.



* Andrew Luo Tied For Lead At MVC Championship

University of Evansville men’s golfer Andrew Luo is tied atop the leaderboard following the opening two rounds of action at the 2012 State Farm MVC Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Luo opened up on Monday with 2-over 72 before shooting an even 70 in the second round to finish the day with a 142.  He is tied for the lead with Daily Young of Missouri State.  They hold a two-stroke lead over a tie for third place.

Quinn Vilneff was next for the Aces as he stands in a tie for 18th place with a 150.  He shot a 73 in round one before carding a 77 to stand at 150.  Just behind him was Michael Sainz, whose score of 152 puts him in a tie for 22nd.

Senior Griffin Wood is tied for 25th with a 153 while Parker Hensley’s score of 155 has him in a tie for 31st.

Wichita State leads the team standings, with their rounds of 288 and 283 putting them in first with a 681.  The Aces are second with a 694 after rounds of 284 and 300.  Evansville is two strokes ahead of Northern Iowa and Drake, who are tied for third place.

The teams will wrap up the event on Tuesday morning with a single round of 18 holes.

* Raatz And Dzakula Named To MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

A pair of University of Evansville senior women’s tennis players were named to the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team at the weekend’s tournament.

Included on the fifteen-member team were UE seniors Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz.  In order to be considered for the team, the student-athlete must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.2, be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing and have participated in 75% of the regular season matches.

Dzakula, an Elementary Education major, posted a 3.566 GPA at UE.  She had an extraordinary senior season in both singles and doubles action.  On her own, she went 15-6, including a 14-6 mark at No. 2 singles.  She played alongside Raatz at No. 3 doubles, posting an 18-4 record, including a 9-match winning streak to wrap up the regular season.

Raatz earned a GPA of 3.699 while majoring in Exercise Science.  She was 2-2 in singles play while going 18-4 in doubles with Dzakula. 



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