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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

* UE Virtual Benefits Landing Page

During the 2023 – 2024 open enrollment period, the Office of Human Resources introduced our new UE Benefits Landing Page. This page will remain active throughout the year as a quick, easy resource for all UE employee insurance benefit information. Outside of having all the relevant benefit summaries in one location to view and download, you will also enjoy the easy access of searching for providers within each individual benefit. I would encourage employees to bookmark this link to their browser:

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

Upcoming Events

* Self Defense Class

Jeff Chesnut is hosting a FREE self-defense class for UE Employees. Please email Amanda Wood at to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, June 21
Fitness Center gymnasium

Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Class is open to all UE employees and guests of employees. If you have someone else that is interested in attending with you, add them to your RSVP.

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* Employee Summer Health Risk Assessment

Employee & Spouse Summer Health Risk Assessments will take place July 17th - 19th from 7:00am -10:45am each day in Eykamp Room 253. Complete your health risk assessment and earn HRA credits. This health risk assessment is available for UE employees and their spouses on the UE medical insurance plan. Please remember, fasting 8-10 hours is recommended. Water and Black coffee are allowed. Please take maintenance medications as prescribed, as long as they are not required to be taken with food. Please click the link below to sign up today!

Submitted by Haley Karges

Changemaker Corner

* Take Changemaking Skills Assessment for a Chance to Win a Free Tablet

The Center for Innovation & Change would like to invite you to participate in a research study evaluating the impact of the Ashoka Changemaker Index™ (CMI) Assessment on students, faculty, and staff at educational institutions like ours. Your participation will help us understand and improve the CMI, and ultimately support our institution in fostering a culture of changemaking. The CMI survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and will provide you with a snapshot of your changemaking skillset and opportunities for growth. This study is open to all members of our campus community, and one participant will be randomly selected to receive a free tablet from the Center for Innovation & Change. You must participate by Friday June 30th to be eligible for the prize.

To sign up for the study and receive your access code, please complete the form through this Sign-Up Form Link: . Please remember that your participation is voluntary, and you can end your involvement in the study at any time without consequence.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Derek Jones at

Submitted by Derek Jones

Info You Should Know

* Rademacher's Open

Rademacher's will be open on Friday, June 23rd from 7:00 AM to 4:15 PM.

Submitted by Ka'Bria Carr
* Second USPS Postage Rate Hike Takes Effect July 9, 2023

Ready or not on July 9, 2023, postage rates are going up. This is the second USPS postage ate hike this year. For example, first class stamped letter size pieces will increase to $0.66 each from $0.63. For additional postage rates and prices, visit USPS online at

Submitted by Kim Winsett
* 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 "Find Course Materials” under the “Course Materials & Textbooks” header, select your courses from the dropdown menus, and the website will pull a personalized list of Required and Recommended titles!

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! Need to use your Book Loan before your Financial Aid is distributed? Have VA benefits? You can do use these 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 "Financial Aid: Student Account". When the order comes through, the appropriate account will be charged (nothing will be charged to the credit card unless you damage the books or don't bring them back at the end of the semester).

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 letting you know when 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 in that email. Please note that we do not begin to fulfill web orders until August 1st, so if you don't think they'll arrive before you leave for campus, please select "pickup in-store".

Find out you don’t need the book? You have one week from the start of classes to return the book for a full refund with the book in original condition and a copy of your receipt.

Dropped a class? Get a full refund if you return your book by September 29th, with proof that you dropped the course, the book in original condition, and a copy of your receipt.

Of course, if you don't feel comfortable ordering online, you're more than welcome to bring your schedule into the store (either printed or pulled up on your phone), 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!

=*IMPORTANT*= If you are a student athlete, we are changing the way you gets your books, so please DO NOT place an online order. You will receive further instructions directly from Athletics.

Submitted by Becky Lamont
* Community Puzzle

Love puzzles? The library always has one on the go. Stop by and add a few pieces. The current puzzle is a called Meowsterpiece of Western Art, based on Johann Zoffany's 18th century painting, Tribuna of the Uffizi.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer
* New Fiscal Year Copy Code Transition

As of 6/13/23, new Xerox Satellite Copy Codes for FY23-24 have been distributed to Dept. Heads and uploaded into the Facilities, Carson Center, Hyde Hall, Olmstead, Fine Arts, Ridgway, Graves and SOBA copiers. The remaining production satellite copier in Koch is being scheduled in the near future to be updated. Watch for signage on the satellite copiers indicating the upload is completed. Reminder: FY22-23 Xerox Copy Codes are no longer valid, once new copy codes have been uploaded.

Submitted by Kim Winsett
* White Printer Paper (Meteor)

Effective immediately, white paper (8.5" x 11" Letter, 20#, Meteor) for office printer use has been discontinued from the In-House Office Supply inventory. Departments may order white paper for office printer use via online by the carton (box) from Office Depot. While several options are available, the Office Depot Brand Business Multi-Use white paper is item # 6028288 and available 10 reams/carton for $39.99/carton.

Submitted by Kim Winsett
* Order your business cards and stationery

Don’t forget to plan for the fall and order your letterhead, business cards, envelopes, and stationery through Marcom.

Visit the Marcom webpage to place an order. If you have never ordered through Marcom, you will be prompted to create an account.

Marcom will provide directions for ordering, create a proof to approve for your order, and also indicate how to enter your budget code for the request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Wendy Marx at and 812-488-2561.

Submitted by Abigail Perry
* Establish or Renew Your Payroll Deduction for 2023-24

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your unwavering commitment to excellence in education. We are so fortunate that our campus community tirelessly gives their time, talents, and treasures.

As we move FORWARD>> into our next fiscal year, we want to be sure we provided you with the opportunity to establish or renew your payroll deduction. To establish a payroll deduction, please access the MyUE portal, and click on “Campus Campaign Pledge Form.” When completed, please send the form to

A gift via payroll deduction is an easy way to support our students and campus. It also lends itself to becoming a President’s Club member, which is our gift society of donors who contribute at least $1,000 in combined gifts per fiscal year. One benefit of becoming a President’s Club member is receiving a parking decal/hangtag which allows you to park anywhere on campus (except for the admissions’ purple and handicap spots). Giving through payroll deduction will also count towards the goals for FORWARD>> The Campaign for the University of Evansville. To learn more, visit

We are stronger together, and when we support each other, we strengthen our ability to continue to live out the University of Evansville’s mission to think critically, act bravely, serve responsibility, and live meaningfully in a changing world.

Thank you and go Aces!

Submitted by Jennifer J Calderone
* FIN 280 - Intro to Personal Finance now being offered in Fall 2023

FIN 280 - Introduction to Personal Finance is now being offered this fall 2023 on MWF at 11:00 am. This class is generally only offered in the summer, so this is a great opportunity to take a class that is relevant to everyone and will benefit you all in the future! Topics include: Money Management Strategies: Financial Statements and Budgeting; Financial Services; Consumer Credit; The Housing Decision; Property and Auto Insurance; Investing; Retirement Planning; Estate Planning.

Submitted by Chris Brockman
* Floor Cleaning Notice for Multiple Buildings

Floor Cleaning Notice for Multiple Buildings (See Impact Below)

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:
Bob Dale,

Description of Work:
A contractor will conduct annual floor cleaning per the schedule listed below. If your building is not listed, it has already been cleaned or will be completed during Christmas Break. Facilities Maintenance Services technicians will move trash containers, recycling bins, chairs, and floor mats. A blue sticker will be placed on the office doorknob when work is finished.

Affected Dates and Buildings:
Sunday, May 14 through
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Week of May 14:
Graves Hall

Weeks of May 21-June 1:
Koch Center

Weeks of June 4 – June 15:
Schroeder School of Business (SOBA)

Weeks of June 18 – June 29:
Carson Center

Impact for Occupants:
There will be intermittent noise, vibrations, and non-toxic odors associated with this work.

Action(s) Required:
- Remove any paper, boxes, and personal belongings from your office floor prior to the scheduled cleaning date.
- Please allow time for the floor to dry prior to placing objects on the floor.
- To have your research lab floors cleaned, contact the Facilities Service Center at 812-488-2775 prior to the scheduled cleaning date.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus.
To report a facilities emergency, call (812) 488-2775

Submitted by Karen McDonald


* UE Athletics Unveils Strategic Plan

On Monday, University of Evansville Athletics Director Dr. Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried unveiled the “Pathway to Excellence”, which will serve as the strategic plan for the Purple Aces Athletics Department.

“Anyone who has stepped foot on the University of Evansville campus knows that it is a special place. It was obvious from the moment I first stepped on campus in April of 2022 that the university and athletics department have the potential to do great things,” Siegfried said. “In my first year as Athletics Director, it was important to analyze every facet of our department in order to orchestrate a comprehensive strategic plan that puts us on the path to success.”

Teaming up with MRJ Advisors, the department moved forward in an inclusive 6-month process that acquired feedback from multiple groups including coaches, faculty, staff, students, student-athletes, community members, the AD’s Council, the Board of Trustees Athletics Committee and others. MRJ Advisors is led by UE alumnus and former University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden.

Entitling the plan as the “Pathway to Excellence” was an important and meaningful part of the process. In 2014, the “Jim Byers Pathway to Excellence” was dedicated outside the Carson Center to honor Coach Byers’ decades-long contributions to the Purple Aces. The ability to incorporate a way to honor the past while aiming for the future was just one way that Siegfried is establishing his culture at UE.

“The ”Pathway to Excellence” provides a clear vision of who we are, where we strive to go and how we are going to achieve that success,” Siegfried added. “Goal areas that we highlighted as being most important are Education, Competition, Campus and Community Engagement, Facilities, Enrollment Management and Resources. Clear-cut strategies have been instituted to serve as the blueprint for achieving each goals.”

Creating a department Vision and Mission Statement set the tone for the project as well as the primary focuses of the department. Five core values were identified and include Integrity, Education, Service, Inclusion and Excellence. UE Athletics defines its vision as “We will face the future unafraid while positively impacting our student-athletes, our university, our local community, and our Purple Aces around the world.”

Expanding upon its vision, the Aces have a defined Mission Statement. “We are dedicated to providing an exceptional student-athlete experience, expecting academic excellence, and creating a championship culture that goes beyond the field of play. As Purple Aces, we assume the responsibility of positively representing the University of Evansville and our community. Steeped in a rich tradition, we honor those who came before us while laying the path for the future. We empower our student-athletes to be courageous leaders by acting bravely in a diverse, ever-changing world.”

Six primary goal areas were established with specific objectives for each one.

Goal Area #1 – Education

- Create the preeminent student-athlete model in the Missouri Valley Conference through continued academic excellence, while promoting additional personal and professional development opportunities.

Goal Area #2 – Competition

- Compete and win at the highest levels of collegiate athletics by optimizing the abilities of our student-athletes and coaching staff.

Goal Area #3 – Campus and Community Engagement

- University of Evansville will be an active, recognized and engaged campus and community partner.

Goal Area #4 – Facilities

- Invest in Athletics Facilities and Infrastructure in order to position the University of Evansville Athletics Facilities portfolio to be among the best in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Goal Area #5 – Enrollment Management

- Contribute to campus enrollment management goals.

Goal Area #6 – Resources

- Manage financial resources in a collaborative manner with UE in accordance with identified priorities and grow athletics revenue streams.

“In an ever-changing world, the “Pathway to Excellence” will be a living document that will track our progress and allow for amended strategies and goals,” Siegfried exclaimed. “Everything we do comes down to this – it is the pride of having Evansville across our chest and representing Purple Aces across the world. Our future is extremely bright and this plan sets us up to achieve new heights.”

Submitted by Athletics

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