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Friday, August 10, 2012

What's Happening Today

* President's Club Parking Decals Available Now

The Development office will be mailing the President’s Club parking decals to members next week. However, campus President’s Club members are welcome to stop by the Igleheart Building to pick up their decals anytime. 

If you have been considering becoming a President’s Club member, this is a great time of year to do it!  To become a member of UE’s premier leadership giving society, a gift of $1000 or more is required.  You may also make a payroll deduction pledge in that amount.  Gifts may be designated to virtually any University account, or to one of our unrestricted Annual Fund accounts (Alumni Scholarship Fund or Friends for Educational Excellence).

For more information, please contact Scott Gilreath, Director of Annual Giving (sg157@evansville.edu  or x2429) or Beth Speer, Director of Stewardship and Special Events (bs67@evansville.edu or x1013)
 

* Parking Permit Discount for Those with UE Plates

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2012 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2012-13.  The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state.  If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, visit www.in.gov/bmv/2744.htm.  If you already have your 2012 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year.  If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25.  If you have any questions, contact alumni@evansville.edu.

 

* Parking Permits for 2012-2013 Now on Sale!

The 2012-2013 parking permits are available for purchase. They will not be available on Monday, August 6 or Tuesday, August 7 due to Securities In-Service. They will be sold between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The price is $50 for the academic year, employees will once more be able to use payroll deduction. 
 

Upcoming Events

* Updated Fall Conference Concurrent Sessions Schedule

The University of Evansville Fall Conference Concurrent Sessions are set for Wednesday August 15. The schedule has been updated with new sessions. Here is the updated session list with locations and times:

9:00-9:50 AM
A Status Report on the Faculty Salary Plan – Mark Shifflet
Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Mark Shifflet and panel members Amy Brandebury, Ray Lutgring and John Mosbo will take questions about the salary compensation plan.

10:00-10:50 AM
2015 Reaccreditation:  Approaches to the Quality Initiative – Brian Ernsting
Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is the regional accreditor with responsibility for the accreditation of the university.   Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year,  the HLC will separate the accreditation process into two components:  the Assurance Review and the Quality Initiative.  While the Assurance Review is similar in many ways to previous accreditation reviews, the Quality Initiative represents a new kind of activity for UE, designed to focus on institutional innovation and improvement.  In the coming weeks and months, we will need to decide on the direction of our Quality Initiative.  This session will introduce the scope of the Quality Initiative and solicit suggestions about how the university community might select  a Quality Initiative that leads to meaningful improvement.

Building a Culture to Serve – Geoff Edwards, Chris Mohn, Anne Statham
Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
With full implementation of the new Enduring Foundations General Education program set for fall of 2013, the deadlines for overlay component designation proposals are right around the corner. For faculty members interested in the Social Responsibility Overlay Component, this session will provide specific information about component requirements, ways to implement service learning elements into courses, and what community resources are available when writing that new course objective. Special guest, Dr. Ann Statham, Director of Service Learning from the University of Southern Indiana will participate.

ARTstor:  Libraries’ Newest Digital Resource – Kathy Bartelt and Shane White
Room 68 (Lab), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Need a photograph of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World?
Need images of Albert Einstein or Bill Gates or Prince William?
Need images of works by Andy Warhol or Jasper Johns for a lecture on Pop Art?
ARTstor Digital Library provides a rich treasure of more than one million images in direct support of teaching, learning, and research at UE.  ARTstor is UE Libraries’ newest  digital resource.  ARTstor collaborates with museums, archival centers, photographers, and stock photography agencies across the world to offer a rapidly expanding image collection pertinent to every College at UE.  ARTstor provides software tools to search the image collection, and to share selected images online and offline for teaching and for your research. Join Kathy Bartelt and Shane White for an informal overview of ARTstor Digital Library.

11:00-11:50 AM
The New UE Marketing Plan – Chuck Reed
Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Come and learn about the new UE Marketing plan developed with Stamats. Chuck Reed will provide a summary and answer questions.

1:00-1:50 PM
The UE Center for Intensive Experiential Education:  A Multidisciplinary Student Experiential Initiative
Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
After a twelve-month period of discovery and development, scale-up plans are in the works for the University's new high-intensity, cross-disciplinary experiential learning immersion program. The purpose of the initiative is to immerse students into professional practice one or more times during their pursuit of a UE undergraduate degree. These unique, short-run experiential learning opportunities will couple just-in-time learning with profession-grade outcomes. Rick Deer will facilitate a panel with Phil Gerhart, Steve Standifird, James Doane, and students Amanda Weisman and Shawn Mayo. Come and see how you and your students can become involved.

LiveText ePortfolio Software: Managing Assessment Evidence – Brian Ernsting and Amy Brandebury
Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
As we begin to collect increasing amounts of evidence and data to support our assessment of student learning outcomes, the management of these materials becomes a significant activity.  The university has adopted the LiveText platform to assist faculty and administrators in gathering, analyzing, and reporting assessment materials.  The LiveText software will be used by first-year students in 2012-2013, with a campus-wide implementation in 2013-2014.  This session will introduce the software, explain the current state of implementation, and outline resources available for the training and support of faculty and students during the implementation period.

What’s Happening with General Education? – Chris Mohn
Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Curious about the status of the new general education program? Wondering what’s happened since last fall’s faculty vote to approve the new plan? Have questions about what you should be doing to prepare for full implementation? Then this session is for you. Come hear the latest news about the new Enduring Foundations General Education program, including but not limited to: program description and requirements, deadlines for proposal submissions and timeline for full implementation.

2:00-2:50 PM
Making Ends Meet Means: Faculty-led Programs Abroad-- Earl Kirk and Barbara Pieroni
Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Join Barbara and Earl for an overview and discussion of best practices and practical constraints in the design of faculty-led programs.

Informal Follow-up to His Opening Remarks –  John Mosbo
Room 271, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Come to an informal follow-up session with Dr. Mosbo. No set agenda.

Open-Access Textbooks – Meg Atwater Singer
Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Join Meg Atwater-Singer for an overview and discussion of Open-Access Textbooks.  The session will consider experiences of faculty across the U.S. who use free, open-access textbooks.  The purpose of the presentation is to facilitate campus discussion of open-access textbooks and their future adoption.

3:00-3:50 PM
Summer Reading Program – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Lora Becker will lead a discussion on the approaches that the group leaders might take with their incoming freshmen when tackling this year’s summer reading selection, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Using Social Media for Student Learning – Tim Wilhelmus
Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Social Media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instant Messaging are more than a passing fad. Students today are more connected than they have ever been - which means they are more accessible to you if you know how to reach them where they are. In this session, we will explore the basics of how these tools can be harnessed in an educational environment to extend your reach as an educator.         
 

* Fall Conference

The University of Evansville Fall Conference is set for Tuesday, August 14. To kick off the activities the campus is invited to a dessert reception, which will be held in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building Atrium at 12:30 p.m. President Kazee will address the entire campus at 1:30 p.m. at the opening session of the Conference in Shanklin Theatre. Faculty and administrators will attend additional sessions throughout the afternoon and again on Wednesday, August 15. The entire campus is invited to the Family Picnic on Tuesday, August 14 at 4:30 p.m. on the Lawn area between Neu Chapel and Morton Residence Hall.

* Dance Team Auditions

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team invites all eligible students to audition for the Dance Team for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions will be held on August 30 from 8 pm to 10 pm and August 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The first day of auditions will consist of learning a short, choreographed dance and practicing technique. The second day will consist of showing examples of required technique, preforming the choreographed routine, showcasing 1 minute of original original choreography to music (this should be prepared prior to auditions), and a short interview. Auditions will be held in the Small Gym of the Carson Center.

Information about the 2012-2013 season will be provided at the call out meeting on August 27 from 9 pm to 10 pm in Room 113, Carson Center.

A private or video audition may be arranged if needed and will be allowed at the discretion of the coaching staff.

There is a $20 audition fee. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing during auditions. Footwear is required.

More information is available at gopurpleaces.com

Please contact Coach Arata with any questions or concerns at ma112@evansville.edu or 502-689-4085. We hope to see you at auditions!
 

Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Lifeguards Needed

The Student Fitness Center is looking for 2-3 certified lifeguards for the upcoming year. We have morning, noon, and evening open swim times. You must have current lifeguard certifications in order to guard for the Fitness Center. If you are interested, please contact Rob Latva at rl78@evansville.edu or call at 812-488-2794. 
 

* Softball Team Looking for Managers

The softball team is looking for managers to assist with the 2012-13 season. Those with baseball or softball experience and the flexibility to attend practice are welcome. The team is also in need of film manager capable of handling and using camera equipment, working with computers, and using video editing software. There will be a stipend included toward 2012-13 school year. Please contact Assistant Softball Coach Christine Sheridan at cs309@evansville.edu for more details
 

* Registrar's Office Now Offering Online Transcript Ordering Service

The Registrar's Office is now offering a new online Transcript Ordering Service for a fee of $5 per transcript. This service allows you to order official transcripts via the Web at any time, 24/7. You can order as many transcripts as you like in one online session using a major credit card.

Whenever you order a transcript, you will receive real-time order updates by email. You can also track your order on the Transcript Ordering Web site.  Benefits from the online Transcript Ordering service include:
•         Convenient 24/7 access
•         Secure transactions
•         Automatic order updates via email
•         Online order tracking
•         Ability to order multiple transcripts for multiple recipients in one order

Transcript ordering is provided through the National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization serving the higher education community. Detailed instructions on how to request official transcripts are posted on the University of Evansville Registrar’s webpage at http://www.evansville.edu/registrar/transcript.cfm.  Please contact the Registrar’s office at 488-2600 if you have any questions.

Athletics

* Aces Baseball Announces Fall Camp

University of Evansville baseball coach Wes Carroll has announced information for the 2012 High School Exposure Camp, which is set to take place on Sunday, September 16.The camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender) and costs $100.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the camp set to start at 10 a.m. at Charles H. Braun Stadium and that National Guard armory on the UE campus.

Campers will go through a warm-up similar to what is used by UE baseball.  That will be followed by controlled scrimmages that will allow participants to be instructed and evaluated by the entire UE baseball staff.

All campers will receive a t-shirt.  Lunch will NOT be provided as campers are encouraged to bring power bars, granola bars and similar snacks.  In the event of inclement weather, the indoor facility located next to the stadium will be utilized.  For those traveling in from out of town, you can find the location by using the street crossing function on a GPS by typing in Walnut Street and Rotherwood Avenue.

Full information is available by clicking the top link, which will take you to the official camp brochure.  For more information or to ask any questions, please contact Assistant UE Baseball Coach Andy Pascoa at ap98@evansville.edu or 812-484-7764.
 

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