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Wednesday, July 5, 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: https://digital.nfp.com/vlp/EVV

Submitted by Lori LeDuc ll138@evansville.edu
 

Upcoming Events

* Headshots on Tuesday, July 11

Photographer Chris Berneking will be on campus next Tuesday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. for headshots. This is open to all new employees in need of a headshot or current employees in need of an updated headshot. Headshots will be taken on the southwest corner of the front oval lawn (weather permitting).

If you are interested or have a new team member needing a headshot, please contact Julie Beer at jb855@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Julie Beer / jb855@evansville.edu
 
* Employee Summer Healthy Behavior Challenge

Welcome to the Water You Waiting For? Challenge!

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated year-round, but especially in the summer months. This is a newer challenge here at Ascension St. Vincent Tri State Clinics to help make staying hydrated a little bit easier for you! It's designed to help make a daily habit of drinking enough water by challenging you to drink at least 64 oz (8 cups) daily for 6 weeks. Of course, we all require different amounts of water each day depending on our environment, how much we exercise, etc. Proper hydration is important for our bodies to function properly and adequately!

Each week, we’ll share tips and tricks to make drinking water a habit as well as the major health benefits to staying adequately hydrated. A printable water tracking calendar will be emailed to you before the challenge start date. However, feel free to make your own!

Earn a one-time $150 in HRA credits for completing the challenge! To make sure you receive your $150 credit, be sure to send your water tracker to Taylor at taylor.kollak@ascension.org at the end of the challenge. A reminder will be sent out as the challenge end date nears!

Prizes will be drawn at random out of those who submit their water trackers at the end. There will be four chances to win a $50 gift card!!

Interested in signing up? Follow the link below!

SIGN UP: https://forms.gle/TGCJu1EyBMJHitHM9

Submitted by Taylor Kollak tk148@evansville.edu
 
* 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!

https://acelink.evansville.edu/areas/medicalclinic/appointments/Index.cfm

Submitted by Haley Karges hw164@evansville.edu
 

Info You Should Know

* UE Hires Director of Graduate Enrollment

UE has announced the appointment of Dr. Charles "Toby" Ziglar as the new Director of Graduate Enrollment at the University of Evansville (UE). Following a nationwide search, Dr. Ziglar emerged as the ideal candidate for this crucial role.

In his capacity as the Director of Graduate Enrollment, Dr. Ziglar will establish and lead the Office of Graduate Programs, which will shape and guide the future trajectory of UE's Graduate studies within our community and beyond.

Dr. Ziglar holds a PhD in New Testament Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an EdD in Higher Education Leadership from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BA in Religion from Samford University.

Dr. Ziglar brings with him a wealth of experience in higher education, spanning over two decades. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated exceptional administrative leadership, strategic planning, programmatic growth, budgetary oversight, student services, and policy development, all of which have proven instrumental in elevating enrollment and enhancing student retention. Notably, Dr. Ziglar has held significant positions such as Dean of the Graduate School and Director of Graduate and International Admissions at the University of West Georgia, GA; Vice President for Enrollment Management at Bluefield College, VA; Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Kennesaw State University, GA, Director of Admissions in the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University, NC; and Coordinator for Graduate Recruitment at Georgia Southern University, GA.

Dr. Ziglar’s leadership will provide tremendous support to faculty and administrators in all our graduate programs. His vast experience and numerous talents will help us to identify new opportunities and bolster our growth in graduate studies at UE.

Please join ue in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Ziglar as the Director of Graduate Enrollment at UE.

Submitted by Noah Alatza na122@evansville.edu
 
* Xerox Satellite Copy Code Transition Complete

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, SOBA and Koch copiers. Reminder: FY22-23 Xerox Copy Codes are no longer valid, now that the new copy codes have been uploaded for FY23-24.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu
 
* Lynn Falcony joins staff as University of Evansville campus minister

Lynn Falcony of Newburgh has joined the Diocese of Evansville staff as campus minister at the University of Evansville. She fills a vacancy created by the departure of Sister of Providence Jessica Vitente, who left to pursue educational opportunities outside the diocese.

Lynn is a 2005 graduate of Reitz Memorial High School, and she earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Indiana East. Lynn spent time in discernment and formation with the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, and she has been active in diocesan ministries - including Teens Encounter Christ, Cursillo, and Source + Summit.

Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Jeremy Goebel said, "I am grateful and excited to welcome Lynn as our new campus minister at the University of Evansville. Her passion for her Catholic faith is evident and contagious. Please join me in praying for Lynn and the students and staff that she will serve on the UE campus."

Lynn said, "Over the years, so many individuals in our diocese have generously shared God’s love with me and created a safe space to grow. I am most excited about creating that space for students - where they may encounter Christ’s love in a personal way, explore their gifts and grow in our faith, while also providing them with opportunities to share the love of Christ with others in our community."

Lynn joins the staff from Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, where she served as a skills-development specialist and as a member of the crisis management team. She also completed a research internship with Youth First in Evansville.

Lynn also served as a certified pharmacy technician at St. Mary Medical Center in Evansville, now Ascension St. Vincent Hospital.

Submitted by Noah Alatza na122@evansville.edu
 
* Floor Cleaning Notice for Multiple Buildings

Floor Cleaning Notice for Multiple Buildings (See Impact Below)

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work: Bob Dale, bd22@evansville.edu

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, July 2 through Thursday, August 10, 2023
Weeks of July 2 through July 17: Hyde Hall
Weeks of July 18 through July 27: Olmsted Hall
Week of July 30 through August 3: Ridgway University Center
Week of August 6 through August 10: Krannert Hall

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 km598@evansville.edu
 
* 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 https://www.usps.com/business/prices.htm.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu
 
* 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 evansville.bncollege.com, 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 bl164@evansville.edu
 
* 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 kw83@evansville.edu
 
* 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 wm74@evansville.edu and 812-488-2561.

Submitted by Abigail Perry ap445@evansville.edu
 
* 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 alumni@evansville.edu.

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 forward.evansvlle.edu.

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 jj130@evansville.edu
 

Congratulations

* Congratulations to Dr. Brian Swenty on receiving the Stephen J. Ressler Best Paper Award at the 2023 ASEE Annual Conference

Dr. Brian Swenty, Professor of Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering and Computer Science received the Stephen J. Ressler Best Paper Award given to the best paper from the Civil Engineering Division. His paper titled “A Comparison of Licensed Engineers’ Conduct Requirements, the ASCE Code of Ethics, and EAC-ABET Civil Engineering Accreditation Criteria” was selected as the best paper from seventy other papers. The Civil Engineering Division Best Paper Award recognizes the author(s) of the most significant paper published or presented in the ASEE Civil Engineering Division activities during the previous year. The award, consisting of a plaque, was presented to Dr. Swenty at the Civil Engineering Division awards ceremony at the 2023 ASEE Annual Conference in Baltimore last week. Congratulations, Dr. Swenty!

Submitted by Suresh Immanuel ss476@evansville.edu
 
* Congratulations to Dr. Jessie Lofton on receiving the Best Paper Award at the 2023 ASEE Annual Conference

Dr. Jessie Lofton, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Computer Science received the Best Overall Paper Award at the 2023 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference at Baltimore, where she presented her work at a plenary session. ASEE is geographically divided into four Zones; the Best Overall Paper is selected from the four Best Zone Paper winners. The award is presented at the next annual conference. Dr. Lofton received the award for her paper, "Flipping the Heat Transfer Classroom," which was selected as Best Zone II Paper after winning best paper at the 2022 ASEE IL-IN Section Conference. Congratulations, Dr. Lofton!

Submitted by Suresh Immanuel ss476@evansville.edu
 

Athletics

* Two Meets In Evansville Highlight 2023 UE Cross Country Schedule

University of Evansville Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Brooks LeCompte announced his 2023 cross country schedule on Friday, which features a pair of meets on UE’s home course.

LeCompte announced a schedule Friday which not only included two meets at the Angel Mounds Cross Country Course in Evansville, but also featured return trips for UE to the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute and Louisville’s E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.  For LeCompte, the return trips this year are by design.

“Our 2023 schedule has a lot of similarities to 2022, as I want to establish some familiarity with where we, as a cross country program, compete each year,” said LeCompte.  “Angel Mounds, LaVern Gibson, and Tom Sawyer are all courses that I’m familiar with, and I know what a performance there means as far as where we are as a team, and what we need to work on to be the team we want to be, come championship time.

“Our primary focus is to get the UE cross country program to finish higher in the Missouri Valley Conference.  I am highly confident that both teams can potentially place higher this year than they’ve ever placed in the Valley.  That familiarity of the regular-season schedule will aid in fueling our championship goals.”

The 2023 cross country season will begin at the Stegemoller Classic at Angel Mounds Cross Country Course in Evansville on Friday, September 1.  The meet will be a shorter meet, with a women’s 4-K set to be followed by a men’s 6-K beginning at 5:45 p.m., but it will allow a nearly brand-new UE cross country team to discover what Division I cross country is all about.

Two weeks later, the Purple Aces will compete in the standard 8-K and 5-K distances for men’s and women’s cross country at Indiana State’s John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute on Saturday, September 16.  The meet is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. central time to avoid the potential for heat in mid-September.

Evansville will then return to Louisville, Kentucky two weeks later to compete in one of the nation’s largest cross country meets – the 22nd-Annual Live In Lou Classic at E.P. “Tom Sawyer” Park in Louisville on Saturday, September 30.  Last year, over 130 schools from across the NCAA, NAIA and junior college ranks competed in the meet.

The Purple Aces will then take two weeks off, before returning home to Angel Mounds Cross Country Course for the Angel Mounds Invitational in Evansville on Friday, October 13.  The women’s 6-K championship-distance race will kick-off the meet at 9 a.m., with the men’s 8-K event scheduled to follow at 10 a.m.

The post-season will then begin for UE at the end of October, as the Purple Aces will take part in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, October 27.  UE will then travel to Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, November 10 to run in the 2023 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships.

Evansville returns just two runners from last year’s squads in junior Adam Oulgout (St. Paul, Minn./Central) and sophomore Joey Taylor (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) on the men’s side.  But, both teams welcome numerous newcomers with strong running resumes.  On the men’s team, UE welcomes nine-time United Kingdom national cross country qualifier Samuel Lea (Worcester, United Kingdom), as well as top distance runners from Spain, Italy, Poland, Canada, as well as the United States.  On the women’s side, UE will welcome 10 new runners to the cross country team, including freshman Sonja Inzinger (Mautern an der Donau, Austria), the 2023 U20 Austrian National Cross Country champion.

Submitted by Athletics
 

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