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Monday, June 11, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Everyone Invited to a Reception for Francesco Planchenstainer

Francesco Planchenstainer is joining the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana as an international intern for the fall. Francesco, who is from Italy, arrived in Evansville on Saturday. There will be a reception to introduce him to the UE community on Wednesday, June 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Everyone is invited to attend!

While Francesco will be spending most of his time working with Mead Johnson Nutrition, he will be available on a limited basis to work and interact with the campus community. This is a collaborative effort with Mead Johnson to provide international internship opportunities on a global scale.

* Pcard Training Session

The next Pcard Training Session for all new cardholders or cardholders wanting to attend a refresher course will be held on Tuesday, June 12 in the Physical Plant Conference Room (General Services building) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Contact Janice Walker at or ext. 2941 to reserve your spot.

* Summer Buyback and Rental Return

The UE Bookstore will have a two day special Buyback for Summer Session I on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day  The Bookstore staff will be buying any books you may want to sell and will have special pricing on a selected number of titles as noted for Summer Session I.  Also - any UrEntal rental books that were rented for Summer Session I need to be returned by June 15 unless you received approval for a different return deadline.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Wellness Nurse on Campus on June 11

The wellness nurse will be in Koch Center's north lobby on Monday, June 11, from 1–3 p.m.  The nurse will be available to answer health care questions, to review the HRA credit program, or to check your weight, blood pressure or blood sugar.


Info You Should Know

* Last Week to Enter! : 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 18 and the winner will be contacted via UE email.  “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

* Neu Chapel Closed June 11 through June 14

Neu Chapel will be closed Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14 for work to be done on the chapel doors. 

* UE Libraries Announces Weekend Hours for Summer Session II

The Libraries will be closed on weekends for Summer Session II both on Saturdays and Sundays. (Library has been open only on Summer Sundays.)  Weekend access to library resources will be provided exclusively through the Libraries’ website ( Use of the library on Summer Sundays has been very low during the past decade.  Library hours for Summer Session II will be Mondays through Fridays only.  Final Summer Sunday on which the Libraries will be open is June 10.

Summer Sunday closing is undertaken on a trial basis in order to determine impact upon student learning and research.  Student and faculty comment on this trial will be gathered and assessed in order to determine future Summer weekend hours for UE Libraries.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with comments at 488.2376  or



* Joseph Tipton

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Joseph Tipton recently received another summer appointment with the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Faculty Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  For 10 weeks this summer, he will be performing computer simulations in support of the US ITER project.  ITER is a multinational experimental fusion reactor under construction in France.  More information can be found at



* Cross Country Announces 2012 Signees

University of Evansville cross country coach Don Walters has announced the signing of five student-athletes to run for the Purple Aces beginning next season.

Included in the class are Anessa Brosman, Elizabeth Kingshott and Laurel Wolfe on the women’s side as well as William McNicholas and James Paul on the men’s team.

Brosman comes to UE from Morganfield, Ky. where she ran for Union County High School.  She ran cross country for four years while participating in track in three seasons.  Brosman was named the Most Improved runner in 2008 while garnering Most Dedicated honors from 2009-11.  Over her four years, she ran in regionals four times, with her top finish of third place coming in 2010.

Kingshott is a native of Ann Arbor, Mich., where she attended Brighton High School and participated in track and cross country, earning four letters in each.  She earned numerous accolades in high school on her way to being a state qualifier in all four years of running cross country.  Her top stats finish was 26th place in 2009.  Her top 5K time (18:25) and 3200M time (11:23) were each run that season.  Kingshott also qualified for the state meet in the 1600M with a time of 5:09.

Rounding out the women’s signees is Laurel Wolfe who comes to Evansville from Columbus, Ind.  She spent the last four campaigns running at Columbus North High School where she earned All-Conference honors in 2009 and All-Regional awards in 2009 and 2012.  Her top finish in cross country was a 10th at the IHSAA Regional while she placed fourth in track in the 1600 at her conference meet.

William McNicholas and James Paul are the additions to the men’s squad.  McNicholas is a native of North Vernon, Ind. where he ran at Jennings Country High School.  As a freshman, he was named the most improved runner while his track honors include awards for most improved and for having the best mental attitude.  His best 5K time in high school as a 16:50.

James Paul wraps up the class.  He is a native of Louisville, Ky. where he attended Saint Xavier and ran in cross country and track.  Paul earned top honors in a 1600M quad meet while garnering a second and two third place finishes in various 5K events.



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