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Thursday, December 13, 2012

* American flags on Campus at Half Mast - Bells Silenced Today

Today, the American flags on campus are at half mast and the Olmsted bells silenced to mark the 35th anniversary of the University of Evansville men's basketball team plane crash. This is done each year in memorium of the event.

To honor those lives lost, a permanent memorial was constructed on campus known as the "Weeping Basketball." On stone slabs are engraved the names of those who were killed in the plane crash as well as the student-athlete who was not on the plane, but who was killed in a car accident two weeks after the plane crash. Also engraved are the words of then University of Evansville President Wallace Graves: "Out of the agony of this hour we will rise."

The UE community continues to mourn the loss as we remember that tragic day 35 years later.



What's Happening Today

* Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore sale runs through Thursday, December 13.  Get 15% off all UE clothing and gift purchases during the period.  Students who sell back books have the chance to get 20% or 25% off their purchases through the Bookstore "Scratch and Win" promotion during Buyback - December 6-12.


Upcoming Events

* Ace Purple to Make Appearance at Magic Cares 2012

Ace Purplw will be making an appearance at Magic Cares 2012 on December 16 at 2 p.m. at the Centre. Magic Cares is a holiday themed magic and comedy show for the whole family. Proceeds from the event benefit Vanderburgh County CASA. For more information go to:


Info You Should Know

* Attention Employees: Payrolls During Holiday Break

The bi-weekly payroll for December 21 will be direct deposited on Friday morning, December 21.  The monthly payroll for December 31 will be direct deposited on Monday, December 31.  As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on the morning your pay is direct deposited.

Since the Office of Human Resources will be closed during the holiday break at the time of the monthly payroll on December 31, you will not receive the courtesy email notification that your pay advice is available.  However, you may log on to WebAdvisor and view/print your pay advice or contact your bank to confirm the deposit into your bank account.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.

* Timecard Entry for January 4 Payroll

As employees will not return from the Christmas holiday break until after the normal time card entry deadline of Saturday, December 29, for the January 4 biweekly payroll, the Office of Human Resources is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the period December 16 to 29 by Wednesday, December 19.  Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 20. 

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.


* Libraries Announces December Intersession Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the December Recess beginning on December 12 and concluding on January 6. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at either 812.488.2376  or

  • Wednesday, December 12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 13: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 15: CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 16: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 17: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 18: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 19: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 20: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 21: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Tuesday,, December 22–January 1: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, January 2: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 3: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 4: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 5: CLOSED
  • Sunday, January 6: CLOSED
  • Monday, January 7: Resume regular hours
* Renovation Work Planned for Plaza

Renovation of the plaza area between Olmsted and Hyde Halls has been scheduled for the period of December 13 through January 4.  Work will include replacing the concrete walks with paving bricks to match the walkway on the east side of Olmsted Hall, replacing the exterior bulletin board with a digital message center housed in a decorative limestone support, and improving the landscaping.  Demolition work in the area will begin on Thursday, December 13 with construction work to follow.  For your safety, please avoid this area until construction is complete.

* USPS Rates Increasing

Effective January 27, USPS postage rates are increasing for all classes of mail.  For more information regarding the various increases, contact Kim Winsett at


* News from the Registrar's Office

Winter Intersession
You still have time to sign up for a Winter Intersession course!  The last day to add a WI course is December 13. The last day to drop a WI course without a “W” is December 13.

Summer Sessions I and II
Information regarding Summer Sessions I and II for 2013 can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s webpage

* 2012 UE Mail Services Holiday Mail Coverage

Over the 2012 UE Holiday break, UE Mail Services will pick up mail from the downtown United States Post Office and sort it on the mornings of Thursday, December 27 and Monday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  While mail will not be delivered to campus areas over the break, any designated department representative may pick up their respective department’s mail at 9:00 a.m. by making arrangements with Kim Winsett (kw83 or extension 2940) or Doris Cook (dc47 or extension 1067) between now and Monday, December, 17.  Be sure to provide a primary contact name and phone number as well as a backup contact name and phone number. 


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