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Monday, January 21, 2013

* Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

On Monday, January 21, the University of Evansville will hold its 25th annual re-enactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original march. Everyone is invited to join in the events. They are all free and open to the public. Please note there is a new gathering location to begin the march!

10:30 a.m.
Viewing of the 57th Presidential Inauguration
For only the second time, the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the public Presidential Inauguration fall on the same day. The inauguration ceremonies will be shown on the main screen in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hear excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speeches on 91.5 WUEV.

12:45 p.m.
Walk for Justice 
Note: New gathering location. Participants gather in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Refreshments will be served.

7:00 p.m.
William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship, Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center

Through the generosity of William G. and Rose M. Mays, this lectureship funds the annual keynote speaker during the UE’s celebration.

Speaker: The Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge, Cook County (Ill.) Circuit Court
Timothy C. Evans serves as the chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, the largest of the 22 judicial circuits in Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the world.He was first elected chief judge in September 2001 by unanimous vote of the circuit judges. He was re-elected in 2004, 2007, and 2010. He is the fourth person to serve as chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and the first African American to serve in the position. During his 10 years as chief judge, Evans has brought sweeping reforms to the court that are both innovative and compassionate. Under his leadership, there has been an unparalleled growth in free legal services for low-income, self-represented litigants, including a free mediation program to help homeowners facing foreclosure. Throughout his career, Evans has been an outspoken voice for equal opportunities for women and minorities.

Please use the hashtag #UEMLK when you Tweet pix and comments from the march and other events.
 

* Electronic W-2's

The Office of Human Resources will begin processing W-2’s soon, which will be issued to employees no later than January 31.  Just like last year, we are pleased to announce that you can choose one of two options to receive your W-2:
• Electronic W-2 – If you provide your consent, you will receive an e-mail notification via AceNotes Extra that your W-2 is ready to view/print on WebAdvisor.
• Paper W-2 – If you prefer, you can continue to receive a paper W-2 in the mail, as you have in the past.

Among the advantages of electronic W-2’s: (1) you will have access to your W-2 a couple days earlier than a paper copy that is mailed to your home (2) you can print as many copies of the W-2 as you need.  The electronic W-2 is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return.

To take advantage of the electronic W-2 option, you must log onto WebAdvisor and select the option “W-2 Electronic Consent.” Click the first radio button to give your consent.   You will not receive paper W-2 in the mail if you select the electronic W-2 option.  If you previously gave your consent for the electronic W-2 option, there is nothing you need to do.

If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2, a paper copy will be prepared and mailed to you at your home address. 

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

What's Happening Today

* Register this Week for Nerd Wars!

You have 5 more days till registration closes for Nerd Wars!!

The Annual Nerd Wars Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251-252, Ridgway University Center! The proceedings from Nerd Wars will be going to Albion Fellows Bacon Center and the Honors Program’s new outreach program.

Teams of up to 5 people will compete in a trivia night style competition consisting of six rounds of 10 questions each from 12 different categories. The team that correctly answers the most questions will be the winner! There will be prizes for the winning student team and the winning faculty team, as well as other prizes throughout the night!

We are accepting the first 34 teams so to be sure to organize your team asap to ensure your place in the Nerd Wars competition. 

Sign up forms are available in Lesa Hofferth’s office (KC 238) to register.  You can also send her an email (lh70) with your team name, team members, and shirt sizes and then drop by her office to turn in your money.  Teams must register by Friday January 25th; it is $5 per person to register.  Get your geek on!!!

* Dean's List Students Recognized at Libraries

Students who earned Dean’s List status for Autumn Semester 2012 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries’ entry level.  Students merit the honor of begin named to the Dean’s List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses.  Exhibit continues through February 4.
 

Upcoming Events

* UE VETS Meeting and Welcome Reception

Students affiliated with the military (veterans, active duty, reservists, ROTC cadets, friends and family members of veterans) are invited to a special welcome reception hosted by the Office of Veterans Affairs on Thursday, January 24. The event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Light sandwiches and refreshments will be served.  Supportive faculty, staff, and administrators will join us at the beginning.  We will follow with a meeting about UE VETS student veteran organization.  If you can attend, even if briefly, please RSVP to Cherie Leonhardt at cl29 or 488-2141. Hope to see you there!
 

* Writing Contest!

In honor of our February 21 Coffee Hour, the Department of Creative Writing announces its Jack London Writing Contest. We will be accepting essays or stories.

The essays or stories can be on any subject. The entries are judged on content and form, with an emphasis on creativity. However, we are looking for stories that imitate, honor, or suggest any stories or essays by Jack London. Stories and essays should be typed, double-spaced, and may not exceed 5,000 words. 

The writing contest winners will be announced prior February 21 with the first place winner receiving $100, the second place winner receiving $75, and the third place winner receiving $50. The first place winner will read from his/her work at the February 21 Coffee Hour.

Email your submissions to Professor Margaret McMullan: mm44@evansville.edu
Deadline for contest submissions: Feb. 1, 2013.

Good luck!

* Bible Study on Wednesday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Wednesday night from 7-8 pm in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

This week's discussion is Capital Punishment. What were the methods and reasons for punishment during Biblical times? How does that apply today?

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham (as509@evansville.edu) for more details.
 

* Musical Madness 2013

Musical Madness 2013: UE True Hollywood Story will be held Saturday January 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday January 27 at 3 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre.  Tickets will be on sale Wednesday January 23 through Friday January 25 in Ridgway University Center and will also be available at the door.  Tickets are $5.00 each and all proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley.
 

* UE Venturing Crew - Outdoor Club

If you are interested in the outdoors and enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, and rock climbing, etc., check out the UE Venturing Crew – Outdoor Club!  The group has big plans for the spring semester, including a road trip to Nashville (with stops at the REI Store and Opry Mills Shopping Mall), and backpacking, rock climbing, and mountain biking at Fall Creek Falls State Park.  Are you experienced in the outdoors and looking for an opportunity to hang out with like-minded people?  We are the group for you!  Have you never been camping, but always wanted to learn?  Here’s your chance!

Our first outing of the semester will be camping and day hiking in Shawnee National Forest on January 25–27.  Cost is $30 (includes food, travel, and campsite fees).  Anyone interested in the crew is invited to attend.  Membership does require a $20 annual fee.  For additional information, please contact venturing@evansville.edu or pay your fees to Nicky Lodewyk in Olmsted 217.  The deadline to sign up for the upcoming campout is Monday, January 21.

For more information, including photos of past adventures, check out: http://www.facebook.com/#!/UEVenturingCrew365

* VP and Director of Research at Hilliard Lyons to Speak on January 28

John Roberts, senior vice president and director of research at Hilliard Lyons, will be speaking on January 28 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 4.00 p.m. The title of his presentation will be “Life as an analyst and 2013 Market outlook”. John has been ranked as one of the leading analyst by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine. Hilliard Lyons is one of the nation’s oldest investment firms which focus on the creation, preservation and distribution of its clients’ wealth.

The event is open to public.       

Info You Should Know

* News from the Registrar's Office

Seniors - apply for graduation now! If you are graduating in May or December 2013 and have not yet completed an Application for Degree card in the Registrar's Office, you should do so immediately. Completing this card is a requirement of graduation and notifies the appropriate offices of your intent to graduate. You can complete a card anytime during business hours in the Office of the Registrar in Olmsted Hall, Room 106.

January 21 -  Summer 2013 registration opens for current UE students. Drop/add forms are available in the Registrar’s Office. Additional information is available on the Registrar’s website.

January 14-28 - Drop a class with a “W” grade. Drop/add forms must be stamped by Financial Aid and Student
Accounts. The instructor’s signature is required.
 

* USPS Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21.  Please note UE will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed.  Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Monday, January 21, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 22.  For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Attention UE Cardholders

The January Pcard Cycle started December 22 and ends on January 21.   Cycle statements may be ran and printed on January 23.  The GL upload will occur on January 28.  At the time of GL Upload, cardholders will no longer be able to modify transaction details for the January Cycle.
 

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the February 2013 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, January 23.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/Tools/EmployeeAward/


 

* Volunteers Needed for Food Drive

Starting Friday, January 25, colleges in Evansville are participating in a Martin Luther King Jr. food drive at Schnucks locations accross the city. UE volunteers will be collecting at the Schnucks at 3501 North Green River Road. The food drive lasts from Friday evening through Sunday night. Please sigh up for hour slots using this web link
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnCbGkp17DcAdE5iNGdKM29FNmtLTk5aTmNIdHVQZEE#gid=0.

A minimum of 2 volunteers per time slot is needed. Volunteers will be collecting food and handing out fliers. If there are any questions please contact the office of Community Services initiative (488-2538) in Ridgway University Center.

* What UE Libraries Can Do for You: Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

This resource includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text's coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world. Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text contains more than 300,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. This resource includes full text for more than 200 magazines and journals as well full text books & monographs.

*Contains Both Abstracts and Full-text

*Full text includes Journals, Magazines, Books and Monographs

*International Resources

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4) or Shane White (sw69)

* Libraries' Current & Upcoming Displays, Spring 2013 Display Reservations Open

The Multimedia Center offers a biographical sketch of alumnus Olga Schwengel who attended UE nearly 100 years ago!  Included in the display are Evansville College Crescent newspapers and course catalogs dating back to the 1920s, all given to the School of Education by the Schwengel family. Also on display is the Athletic Department’s Winter Sports’ game dates and school spirit. GoAces!                                                                                           

Beginning January 21, new displays will feature the Dean’s List for Fall 2012. 

If you’d like to reserve a display case to publicize your organization/department’s activities this Spring Semester 2013, please contact Laura Summers at the UE Libraries’ Circulation Desk, via email (ls120@evansville.edu), via phone (812-488-1062).

* Nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Teacher Award NOW Being Accepted

Nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Teacher Award are NOW being accepted.

Each year during Spring Commencement, the UE Alumni Association recognizes one Outstanding Teacher for exemplary teaching and student service. Students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni may nominate a teacher they feel exemplifies the award’s stated goals of “encouraging outstanding teaching and the inclusion of students in as many facets of academic life as possible.”

Take a couple of minutes to honor a professor who you feel exemplifies teaching excellence with a nomination. The Outstanding Teacher Award form can be found at http://www.evansville.edu/alumni/outstandingTeacher.cfm. Please complete your nomination by Thursday, January 31, 2013. If you have any questions you can email Jennifer Graban at jg54@evansville.edu or call #2509.

Eligible Professors
Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for at least two years and hold the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor are eligible to be nominated. 

(Past recipients within the last 5 years, ‘08 William Stroube; ‘09 James MacLeod; ‘10 Jeff Tilly; ’11 James Berry,  and ’12 Mari Plikuhn are not eligible).

* Do You Want to Be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Applications for students interested in becoming an Orientation Leader (OL) will be available beginning January 7, 2013 in the VP/Dean of Students Office.  The office is located in Ridgway University Center, Room 230, in the Student Life Center.  Application deadline is Monday, January 21, by 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the VP/Dean of Students at ext. 2500.

Congratulations

* Walayet A. Khan

Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, published seven co-authored papers in numerous finance journals including the following.

"Seven Asian Emerging Markets: Are They Integrated"

"Foreign Institutional Ownership and Firm Dividend Payout: The Case of Taiwan"

"Islamic Commercial Banking in Europe: A Cross-Country and Inter-Bank Analysis of Efficiency “Performance"
 

Athletics

* Evansville Wins Thriller at Indiana State, 55-54

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to three games and won for the first time in Terre Haute, Ind., since the 2007 by topping host Indiana State, 55-54, in a thriller inside Hulman Center Saturday afternoon.

In a game that featured six ties, eight lead changes and four possession changes in the final 22 seconds, the Purple Aces (6-10, 4-1 MVC) were able to seal the win after redshirt sophomore Juliann Miller came up with a steal in the final seconds.

After a Racheal Mahan free throw cut Evansville’s lead to one with 22 seconds remaining, Indiana State (11-6, 3-3 MVC) regained possession by forcing back-to-back jump balls.  On the ensuing possession, ISU’s Jessica Valley was whistled for a moving screen, giving the ball back to UE. 

The Sycamores were forced to foul and put Miller on the line with 10 seconds remaining.  Miller missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity, but secured a steal and the victory when Evansville applied a half-court trap and forced Indiana State’s Kasey Johnson into a turnover.

Redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart led the Aces with 11 points, going 4-for-9 from the field, including a trip of three-pointers.  Sophomore Mallory Ladd was the only other UE player to reach double figures, scoring 10 points on a 3-for-4 effort.  Senior Samantha Heck added nine points and eight rebounds, and fellow senior Chelsea Falkenstein dropped in eight points and pulled down nine boards to lead a balanced scoring attack.

In the first half, both teams struggled to find their rhythm on the offensive end of the floor, as Evansville committed 11 turnovers and shot just 30.0 percent from the field, while holding the Sycamores to just a 36.7 percent clip.

Neither team led by more than four points in the first half, as UE took a three-point at 11-8 on a turnaround jumper by Heck at the 11:22 mark that capped a 7-0 Aces’ run.

Indiana State quickly countered by scoring the next six points and took a 14-11 lead on a layup by Anna Munn at the 9:20 mark in the first half.

Hart knocked down a three to pull UE within one at 18-17, but Taylor Whitley connected from long distance to quickly push the Sycamores’ advantage to 21-17 with 5:32 to play in the opening stanza.

Senior Taylor Ware tied the game at 23-23 with an offensive rebound and a put back, but ISU would lead, 25-23, at the break on a Johnson layup in the final minute of the half.

Neither team led by more than four points in the first 20 minutes, as the Aces and Sycamores combined to shoot just 34.0 percent (17-for-50) from the field in the first half.

Indiana State scored the first four points of the second half and led, 29-23, with 18:26 remaining, but Evansville answered with a 10-1 run and took a 33-30 lead at the 14:42 mark, when freshman Laura Friday drained a three from the top of the arc.

Friday sank her second three of the game just over three minutes later to give UE a 43-39 advantage, but it was short lived, as ISU scored the next four points and knotted the game at 43-43 with 11:20 showing on the game clock.

The Aces grabbed their largest lead of the game with 5:11 to play, as Ladd capped a 7-0 run with a layup that put UE in front 52-45.

The Sycamores closed the game on a 9-3 run, but would get no closer than the final score following Miller’s steal to clinch the victory for Evansville.

For the sixth-straight game, the Aces won the battle of the boards, grabbing 35 rebounds to Indiana State’s 32 and shot 54.5 percent over the final 20 minutes, including 66.7 percent from three-point land (6-for-9).  In addition, UE knocked down 11 of its 15 free throw opportunities, while ISU finished just 6-for-13 at the charity stripe.

The Aces’ 4-1 start is their best start to conference play since the 2006-07 season and their three-game winning streak is the longest since UE won four-straight to claim the 2009 MVC Tournament title.

UE will be back at the Ford Center for its next two games, as Evansville will host Missouri State Friday, Jan. 25, for an 11 a.m. contest, before welcoming Wichita State Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m.

* Aces Men Fall At Indiana State, 72-62

Colt Ryan tied for the game-high with 19 points, but another second-half shooting drought helped Indiana State earn a 72-62 win over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Saturday evening at the Hulman Center.

Ryan led the Aces (11-8, 4-3 MVC) with 19 points while Ned Cox and Troy Taylor each finished the night with 11.  Taylor helped in all facets of the game as usual as he tallied a game-high 7 rebounds while tying Ryan for the team lead with five assists.  Leading the way for the Sycamores (12-6, 5-2 MVC) was Manny Arop, who matched Ryan’s 19-point total.  Jake Odum notched 17 on a 4-5 shooting night while knocking down nine free throws.

The Aces were strong out of the gate as they jumped out to a 9-2 lead, before hitting seven of its first eight attempts to grab a double-digit lead at 17-6.  Ned Cox began with three early buckets on his way to seven points.  With UE up 21-10, the Sycamores made their first run as Jake Odum finished off a 3-point play as ISU scored eight out of nine points to cut the gap to 22-18 inside of 10 minutes remaining in the half.

Troy Taylor finished an old-fashioned three-point play, but Indiana State kept the pressure on, getting within two points at 28-26.  A quick finish helped UE reestablish its lead at six points as Adam Wing knocked down a long jumper send the Aces to the half up 32-26.  Evansville shot 54.2% in the half while ISU was at 45.8%.  Jake Kitchell and Manny Arop combined to go 6-for-6 in the period for ISU while the rest of the team was just 5-19.

After missing all four 3-pointers in the opening stanza, the Sycamores connected on a pair over the first five minutes of the second half as RJ Mahurin knocked one down to cut UE’s 6-point halftime lead to just a pair at 36-34. Seconds later, Arop hit a pair of free throws to tie the game for the first time since tip (36-36).

Evansville’s offense began the half just 1-of-11 from the floor, but Taylor and Lewis Jones hit back-to-back buckets to get the offense back on track, but Kitchell continued his perfect day, hitting his fourth field goal in as many attempts to give Indiana State its first lead of the game at 44-42.  His bucket helped ISU begin the half 6-of-9 from the floor while UE was 4-21.

An 11-0 run, including seven by Arop, helped the Sycamores jump out to their largest lead at 49-42.  Colt Ryan ended the Sycamore streak with a pair of free throws with 6:43 remaining, ending a 5-minute scoreless drought.  The threes kept falling as a trey by Khristian Cummings helped ISU take its largest lead at 56-46.  Colt Ryan kept UE in the fold with five in a row of his own as his three with 4:45 remaining cut the gap back down to five at 56-51.

A dagger came with about three minutes left in the game.  Down by six, Ryan stole the ball, but missed a tough layup.  The Sycamores corralled the rebound and took it down the floor where Lucas Eitel knocked down a triple to make it a 62-53 lead.  The Aces began fouling the Sycamores to try and make their way back into it, but ISU was able to hold on for the 72-62 win.

For the first time this season, the Aces fell in a game where they outrebounded the opposition; UE had a 36-29 edge on the boards, falling to 7-1 when winning that statistic.  Shooting 59.1% in the second half, the Sycamores finished the night at 52.2%.  The Aces started the game with a 54.2% effort in the first half, but were just 10-of-35 (28.6%) in the second frame, finishing the night with an even 39%.  In the last two games, UE has combined to hit just 17 out of 64 second-half attempts, including two out of 18 three-pointers.

It is back to the Ford Center for the Purple Aces as they welcome in Bradley on Wednesday evening.  Tip will be at 7:05 p.m.

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