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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Eat Healthier - Visit the Employee Wellness Nurse This Thursday!

It can be hard make healthy food choices when faced with a coworker's candy dish, leftover snacks in the cupboard at home or an easily accessible takeout menu.

Prevent diet disaster before it strikes by fool-proofing your environment this week. Get rid of the unhealthy foods in your refrigerator and cabinets and leave nutritious choices where you're most likely to notice them. Remember that it's easy to make wise choices when healthy foods are all around you.

Visit the employee wellness nurse this week on Thursday, May 31, in Ridgway lobby, 9 – 11 a.m.

* Farewell to Emily Fiedler

The Center for Student Engagement would like to invite you to come say farewell to Emily Fiedler, Coordinator of Cultural Engagement and Leadership on Wednesday, May 30th from 3-4:30pm. Emily has served the University of Evansville for the past 5 years and we wish to thank her for her service with an open house reception in the Center for Student Engagement located in the Ridgway University Center.

* Reception for Lucas Brandt

As many of you know, Lucas Brandt, Manager, Risk and Environmental Management,  is retiring from his position at the end of this month. To recognize his efforts at UE over the past six years, a reception will be held in Administrative Services, located on the second floor of the General services building, on Thursday, May 31 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Please stop by and wish Lucas well.

* Renewal Time for Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS)

It is time to renew “PAADS” (Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services) forms for the new Fiscal Year 2012-13 period of June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013.

The renewal process is simple.
1. Print the PAADS form which is located on the Copy Services or Central Receiving website on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions at
• Copy Services website at  http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/
• Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/

2. Complete the PAADS form by indicating the services requested, a dollar limit, the account number, and the account name to be used by the requestor.
3. Obtain the required authorized signature.
4. Submit the form via campus mail to Doris Cook/Distribution Services/GS.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email


Info You Should Know

* 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 for the summer, bring your laundry card to Administrative Services at 1 South Frederick St. (General Services building where Safety & Security is located) anytime  between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Laundry card reimbursement will be available for most of the summer session. Note:  An end date will be announced in July.

* Bookstore to Close May 31

The Bookstore will be closed the entire day for year end inventory on Thursday, May 31st.  If you need to purchase anything please plan accordingly.  If you need to purchase something for the 2011-12 academic year budget please try to do so by Tuesday, May 29th to insure it gets applied to the 2011-12 year.  The store will also be closed on Monday, May 28th - Memorial Day.



* Kyle Picha

Congratulations to Kyle Picha '12, a mechanical engineering graduate from Fort Collins, Colorado, who received the 2012 Arthur L. Williston Medal for his paper “The Future of Power Generation in a Post-Fukushima Society: A Partnership of Rising Renewables and Promising Nuclear Technologies.”

The Williston competition is a national writing contest sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and honors the student who submits the best paper on a specific topic in the area of civic service. This year’s contest challenged students to reflect on how the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan affects the future of power generation. 

This marks the fourth time in the past eight years that a University of Evansville mechanical engineering student has won this prestigious national award. Marie Hoffman ’04, Valerie Stringer ’05, and Andrew Rister ’10 were also Williston Award recipients.

In the fall, Picha will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, to pursue a doctorate in aerospace engineering.



* Eric Stamets Named Top 25 for Books Wallace Award

University of Evansville junior shortstop Eric Stamets is one of 25 players included on the most recent watch list released for the 2012 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award.

The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented on June 30th in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions.

After the watch list was narrowed in half from 50 players to 25, Stamets is the only shortstop from the Missouri Valley Conference that remains in contention for the award.

This spring, Stamets was named the MVC’s first-ever Defensive Player of the Year, as well as first team all-conference. A native of Dublin, Ohio, Stamets is an all-around standout player for the Aces with incredible range in the middle infield. Defensively, he helped UE to the nation’s top fielding percentage (.981), finishing the 2012 season with 93 putouts, league-high 199 assists, and only nine errors. He has also totaled 606 assists in his three-year career, becoming the 14th player in the Valley to reach the 600-assist milestone and first-ever Evansville player to do so in just three years.

Stamets also led Evansville at the plate with a .316 batting average, 41 runs, 27 RBI, and 19 doubles, while also ranking first in the MVC and 18th in the nation with 30 stolen bases. Starting 171 consecutive games in his career, Stamets became the second player in UE history to steal 100 career bases, and the first to do so in three seasons. He also is the sixth player in the Aces’ record book to total 200 career hits in less than four years.


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