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Tuesday, June 19, 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.


Info You Should Know

* Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS)

Are you constantly seeking the appropriate signatures for “Copy Service Requests” and/or “In-House Office Supply” forms before submitting your request? Avoid the routing hassles by submitting a completed “PAADS” form with signature authorizations (per the UE Approval Policy.) today.  By obtaining pre-authorization for Distribution Services requests, requestors save valuable time for a fiscal year based on the dollar amount designated, account numbers provided and services requested on the PAADS form.

The renewal process is simple.
1. Print the PAADS form which is located on the Copy Services or Central Receiving website on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions at
• Copy Services website at  http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/
• Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/

2. Complete the PAADS form by indicating the services requested, a dollar limit, the account number, and the account name to be used by the requestor.
3. Obtain the required authorized signature.
4. Submit the form via campus mail to Doris Cook/Distribution Services/GS.

Note: Employee status changes (Requestors and Approvers) during a fiscal year will void a PAADS and a new approved PAADS will be necessary.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email




* 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. 

* 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.  



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