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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What's Happening Today

* 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.


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.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Guess the Celebrity Contest on Display @ UE Libraries

Would you recognize your favorite celebrity’s snapshot if it were upside down?  Come discover more about face recognition at UE Libraries and enter the “Who Am I?” contest to win a $10 Coldstone Creamery gift card.  Contest pictures and information on display by the Reference Desk, and participation is free & open to UE Community (one entry per person).  The drawing will be held Monday, June 18th and winner will be contacted via UE email.  “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

* Attention PCard Holders

Due to recent system access issues beyond UE’s control, SDG2 will remain accessible for reconciliation until tomorrow, May 31, 2012.  Please let Janice (jw469)  or I know if you have any questions.

Have a Great Wednesday!

* 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.

* Propylene Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of propylene containing compressed gas cylinders that are used for soldering, brazing, cutting and welding. They contain 14.1 oz Map-Pro, 14.1 oz Propylene or 16 oz MAPP (Methyl Acetylene Propadiene Stabilized). The cylinders are approximately 3” in diameter and 11” tall and are either yellow or black in color. They were sold alone and in kits that include a torch and a cylinder. To assist you in identifying whether you have such cylinders in your possession, please refer to the below images of the cylinders in question, including the kit. At issue is the seal on the cylinders that can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard. In the event you possess any of these cylinders or the kit please follow the instructions outlined in the CPSC notice by clicking on this link. Contact Lucas Brandt (lb96 or 2697) with any questions you may have.



* Business 380 Students

Congratulations to UE students enrolled in Business 380, Applied Product Development: Derrick Dietz, Phoebe Hodina, Clint Hoskins, Monika Kirkiewicz, Shawn Mayo, and Sam Mires. After spending two weeks in the intensive summer course (co-taught by Rick Deer and John Layer), these students have designed new products that may go to market as part of local sporting goods company Escalade Sports’ portfolio.

Students split into two competitive teams that worked from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each weekday — with additional hours outside of class — to develop a superior product and a business plan for Escalade Sports. Last Friday, they made their final presentations to company executives, who named the team of Dietz,  Kirkiewicz, and Mayo the winners.

To learn more about the collaboration between UE and Escalade Sports, please click here.

* 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.


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