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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

* Timecard Reminder

Just a reminder with the July 4th break that the pay period ends Saturday, 7/3.

Please be sure to submit timecards and approvals on time for payroll processing next week.

Timecard cutoff is midnight on Saturday. Supervisor approval cutoff is noon on Monday.

Please email Dawn Bury at if you have questions. Thank you!

* Water Outage

There will be a water outage on THURSDAY, JULY 1ST affecting several U of E buildings from 7:00 AM until approximately 2:00 PM.

The following buildings will be without water during this time: Koch Center, Olmsted, Clifford Library, SOBA, Sampson, Neu Chapel, and the Central Plant.

For any concerns regarding this outage please contact Facilities at 2775.

* July 4th Holiday

With the Fourth of July holiday falling on a Sunday this year, the University will observe Monday, July 5, as a holiday. In addition, the President’s Council has added Thursday, July 1, and Friday, July 2, as additional days off for faculty and staff. Please enjoy the extended holiday weekend!


COVID-19 Corner

* Required COVID-19 Testing for the Fall Semester

The University of Evansville had a very successful spring semester with a small number of COVID-19 cases. This is the result of the intentional practices of our campus community who have come together to limit the spread of the virus on campus.

In preparing for the Fall 2021 semester, we will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to protect our campus community. Similar to the requirement for students in the Spring 2021 semester, the following will be required for students AND employees for the Fall 2021 semester: A negative COVID-19 test is required for all full and part-time students and employees (including adjunct instructors) who have reason to be on the UE or Stone Center for Health Sciences campuses.  Those who submit a negative COVID-19 test will be required to participate in random COVID-19 testing during the fall semester.

Alternatively, students and employees may submit documentation of COVID-19 vaccination before the start of the fall semester. Those who submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, and have completed the 14-day waiting period, will not be required to submit a negative COVID-19 rapid or PCR test or participate in the Random COVID-19 Testing Program.  

Students and faculty participating in study abroad programs, including Harlaxton College, will be provided specific information from the Study Abroad Office regarding testing and vaccine requirements for fall travel.

Please click on the link below for important information specific to requirements, submitting documents, and important deadlines: 

Student COVID Testing or Proof of Vaccination

Employee COVID Testing or Proof of Vaccination

The Coronavirus Healthcare Task Force continues to be grateful to our employees and students in helping to protect our campus and our community. 


Upcoming Events

* Summer Fitness Classes for all UE Employees

In addition to the Walking Challenge, you now have these exciting opportunities to exercise while on campus this summer at Carson Center!

  • Yoga class every Tuesday at 4:45 pm beginning July 6
  • Women’s Self Defense Monday and Tuesdays at 12 pm beginning June 28
  • Walking Club Monday – Friday at 12 pm

See Jeff Chestnut for additional details:


Info You Should Know

* Health Risk Assessments- Earn HRA Credits

For Employees and Adult Dependents enrolled in the UE Medical Plan, Health Risk Assessments will be offered July 13th, 14th, and 15th from 7:00-10:45AM in Eykamp Room 252. Participants should be fasting for at least 8-10 hours. Water and black coffee can be consumed prior to your screening. To participate in this event, please do not schedule your visit at the employee clinic. Follow the link below. Sign up here:

* Self-Service Requisitions Replace Paper Purchase Orders

The Office of Accounting & Audit is happy to announce a new procedure for Requisitions/Purchase orders. The manual process of creating a Requisition/Purchase Order has been replaced with entering a Requisition in Self-Service.

The instructions to Create a Requisition and Approve a Requisition in Self-Service are located on the Accounting & Auditing department page on the UE Portal.

Currently there is a limitation with Fixed Assets. If you have a Requisition/Purchase Order that requires a Fixed Asset object code (16XXX), please contact Rhonda Spaulding at or Cathy Huestis at

If you are submitting a Requisition for Publications, please continue to “Create a Marketing Request”. Theresa Hoffherr will enter all Publication Requisitions in Self-Service.

Paper Requisitions/Purchase orders will no longer be accepted by Accounting effective June 22, 2021.

* Join the UE Walking Club

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* UE Garden Holds First Farmers' Market on Wednesday

The UE Garden has been doing well, and there is enough produce to offer our first Farmers' Market of the season.

Please come to the Garden site on John Street. The garden will open just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30.

Produce available for purchase include beets, kale, zucchini, green beans, basil, cucumbers, zucchini, and lots of greens.



* Communication Professor's Documentary Nominated for Regional Emmy Award

“Epidemic: Addiction in Middle America,” a five-part documentary series produced and directed by Assistant Professor of Communication Joe Atkinson and narrated by Assistant Professor of Acting Amelia McClain, has been nominated for an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy award in the Documentary: Cultural/Topical. The series also features work by Visual Communication alumna Michaela Kunkler ’21, who served as Visual Effects Supervisor. Department of Communication alums Amanda Ackerman ’21 and Brea Mullen ’21 contributed cinematography to the film, while Ackerman and fellow Communication alum Connor Cleary ’21 worked as production assistants.

Funding for the project was provided by UE Arts & Sciences' “See the Reaching” Fund, the UE Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowship, and the UE Art, Research and Teaching Fund.

The Ohio Valley Emmy Awards ceremony will be held virtually on August 15, 2021.

* Recent Creative Writing Grad Publishes Fiction & Poetry

Creative Writing grad Jenna Sumpter publishes the following pieces:

"Approved Courses for a Minor in Workplace Stress Management" (Fiction) - Caesura Vol. IV

"An Apocalypse of Zombie Malls" (Poetry) - Caesura Vol. IV

"Koi Swim the Night" (Poetry) - Not Deer Magazine



* UE Media Relations Receives CoSIDA Honor

University of Evansville Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations Bob Pristash saw his men’s basketball game notes recognized by CoSIDA as the association announced its 2020-21 publication award winners.

Pristash’s men’s basketball game notes took “Third in the Nation” in the winter game notes category.

Pristash has led the Purple Aces media relations department since 2011 and is responsible for the publicity of all Aces sports while working on, the UE Athletics App and sport photography, as well as being the primary contact for volleyball, men’s basketball, softball and men’s and women’s golf. 

CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) was founded in 1957 and is a 3,200+ member national organization comprised of the sports public relations, media relations and communications/information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada.


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