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Friday, June 22, 2012

* Thoughts and Prayers Needed

The Department of Communication is asking the UE Community to keep Tim Ditzer, father of 2010 graduate and communication major Shiloh Ditzer, in their thoughts and prayers. Mr. Ditzer suffered a massive stroke on June 3 and is currently recuperating at St. Mary's inpatient rehabilitation facility.


Upcoming Events

* Clifford Circle Ceremony to Honor UE's $1 Million Donors

The UE Campus Community is invited to attend the induction ceremony of the Clifford Circle on Thursday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony and reception will now take place in the Peterson Gallery. (It had been scheduled to be held on the Sesquicentennial Oval.)

We will honor 49 individuals, foundations, and organizations that have shaped UE’s identity by individually giving at least $1million to the University over their lifetimes.

The Clifford Circle is named for George and Emily Orr Clifford. George dreamed of a college for Evansville, which led him to propose to the Commission of Higher Education that Moores Hill College be moved here in 1919 and renamed Evansville College. His wife, Emily, was the first woman to serve on the College’s Board of Trustees.


* 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

* Time to Reconcile Pcards!

The June Pcard Cycle began on May 22 and ends on June 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of June 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on June 28.


* Administrative Services Areas Closed for Lunch on June 26

Please note that the Office of Administrative Services which includes Purchasing, Copy Services, Mail Services, Recycling, Risk Management, and Central Receiving will be closed for a staff luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.



* Mark Cirino Publishes New Book

Congratulations to Mark Cirino, assistant professor of English, who recently published a new book, Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action.

Although much has been written about Hemingway's love of action — hunting, fishing, drinking, bullfighting, boxing, travel, and the moveable feast — Cirino looks at the author’s focus on the modern mind and interest in consciousness. Hemingway, Cirino demonstrates, probes the ways his characters’ minds respond when placed in urgent situations or when damaged by past traumas.

Cirino is the coeditor of Ernest Hemingway: Geography of Memory and the general editor of Kent State University Press’s “Reading Hemingway” series. He is also the author of two novels, Name the Baby and Arizona Blues.

Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action is available from the University of Wisconsin Press

* Tricia Hipp Is Celebrity Display Contest Winner for June

Tricia Hipp, Cataloging Associate at UE Libraries, correctly guessed each celebrity’s upside down portrait and her name was drawn on Monday, June 18 in the Celebrity Display Contest at the UE libraries.

To see the correct names of each celebrity, visit the libraries this week where the portraits are still on display.

The next round of the “Who Am I?” face recognition contest will begin in July with an Olympics theme.  Stay tuned!



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