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Monday, June 18, 2012

Upcoming Events

* UE Garden Farmers Market

Bill Hemminger, chair of the English Department, has announced that the UE garden (located behind the Old Armory) has been very productive this summer. 

"We have zucchini, green beans, beets, kale, and parsley aplenty right now," says Hemminger "and we would like to invite you to come to the lobby of Ridgway University Center at noon on Wednesday for a (very inexpensive) farmers’ market. All proceeds will go to Tri-State Food Bank and the food ought to go to your tables.  Please come - and bring a friend along—as you support this green effort on the part of members of the University family."


* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Set for June 25-August 19

The summer healthy lifestyle challenge for employees and spouses begins June 25. This eight week event offers a different healthy behavior to practice each week. Based on points accumulated, the top four individuals will each receive a $50 gift card.  HRA insured will receive credit for their HRA account.  Complete rules can be found in Acelink>Human Resources>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.  Register at the Health Screening on June 25 or June 26.  This program is free to any UE employee or spouse.

* Annual Health Screenings

The annual Employee Health Screening will be held June 25, 12:30 – 6 p.m., and June 26, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., in Ridgway University Center.  Any University employee or spouse may attend.  Those insured through the HRA program will receive credit for their HRA account by attending.

The screenings include cholesterol and blood sugar testing; blood pressure testing; height, weight, and body mass index calculations;  and a health risk appraisal questionnaire.  A 2 hour fast is recommended.

HRA participants or anyone insured by Welborn Health Plans can participate without cost; others will be charged $20.

Sign-up for the summer Healthy Lifestyle Challenge will also be in Ridgway June 25 and 26.  If you have questions, contact the employee wellness nurse, Carolyn Hendrickson or stop by the nurse’s table in Krannert lobby on Monday, June 18, 1 – 3 p.m.



Info You Should Know

* In-House Office Supply Form Revised

Effective June 13, Central Receiving will be accepting the newest version of the “In-House Office Supply Order Form” (dated 6/2012) with updated pricing.  The “In-House Office Supply Order form is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites. Please note that the older version of the In-House form will no longer be accepted as of July 16. 

For questions, contact Kim Winsett via email at or extension 2940.



* Baby Announcement

Congratulations to Associate Registrar Keith Kutzler and his wife Sharon and UE Golf Coach Jim Hamilton and his wife Cinda on the birth of a grandchild, Leopold (Leo) Robert Hamilton, born Saturday, June 16.  Leo is 20 inches long and weighs 7 pounds.  Parents Heath and Emily (Kutzler) Hamilton, are 2006 graduates of UE.  This is Heath and Emily’s first child, Keith and Sharon’s third grandchild and Jim and Cinda’s first grandchild.  


* Concrete Canoe Team

Congratulations to members of UE's Concrete Canoe team, who earned their second highest finish in team history at the 25th annual ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition! The event took place June 14-16 at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Despite unexpected challenges, such as a canoe that broke in half before the final race, the team finished strong and took 12th place overall (7th in the technical paper category, 10th in oral presentation, and 13th in the races). UE was also the smallest school and the only private American university that qualified for the competition.

Team members who traveled to nationals are: Ryan Sisk, Heather Passey, Trevor Weaver, Shannon Osiecki, Matt Schutte, James Gabe, Chris Kuester, Josh Hood, Hannah Okray, Ricardo Paredes Aronsohn, Christina Bernauer, Abby Browder, Amanda Hopf, Luc Heidenreich, Katelyn Spainhour, David Wichman, and Jamie Johnson. The team's faculty advisor is Mark Valenzuela, associate professor of civil engineering. 



* Three Evansville Sports Honored by NCAA

The University of Evansville had three sports honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards based on their multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR).

Included in the NCAA’s recognition were the Purple Aces women’s basketball team, the women’s cross country squad and UE’s women’s golf team.  All were honored for their efforts during the 2010-11 season.

This marks the fourth year in a row that the women’s basketball team has been honored.  The women posted a cumulative GPA of 3.264 during that span.  For women’s cross country and women’s golf, it marked the third year in a row that each received the honor.  Cross country put forth a 3.606 GPA while golf’s was a 3.474.

Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR).  This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports.  Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. 

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete receiving any athletic scholarship.  The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance. 



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