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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

* A Thank You to the UE Community

On behalf of the office of enrollment services and specifically the admissions area, I would like to extend a very special thank you to the faculty and campus support staff for making our Open House a success. We could not do it without you.  We had 93 total students attend, which represents an 86% show rate based on registrants and walk-ins.

With much appreciation,

Dr. Shane Davidson
Vice President for Enrollment Services
 

* 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

* This Week in Music: Vocal and Guitar Recitals

This week’s Department of Music Faculty Recital will feature a trio of Voice faculty members in a concert of works by Modern composers. Assistant Professor and soprano Stacey Uthe, Assistant Professor and tenor Gregory Rike, and Associate Professor and baritone Jon Truitt will perform works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Libby Larsen, and John Kander. The trio will be accompanied on piano by Thomas Drury, and Professor of Violin Carol Dallinger and members of the Eykamp String Quartet will join Professor Rike and Mr. Drury for a performance of Vaughan Williams’s “On Wenlock Edge.” The recital will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Uthe will also be making an off-campus appearance later in the week.  She will be traveling to Owensboro, KY, for a performance with pianist Sharon Hudson on the campus of Brescia University. The concert will include both keyboard and vocal works by Bach, Handel, Puccini, and Chopin and will take place in the Taylor Lecture Hall (Science Bldg.) on Thursday, January 24, at 7:00 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.

The Classical Guitar Concert Series continues its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday night, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Daniel Bolshoy.  The Canadian-born guitarist has performed for many prestigious festivals including the Halifax Guitar Festival, the Indian River Music Festival, the Festival des arts Boré-Art, the International Music Festival in Macao, and the Ottawa and Vancouver International Chamber Music Festivals.

He has toured under the auspices of Prairie Debut, Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, and Musique Royale and has performed for the Début Series in Montreal and Vancouver and the CBC/NAC Début series in Ottawa. His recitals are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio, and he has also appeared in two documentary films for the Bravo! (TV) series, The Classical Now. 

Recent orchestral appearances include performances of concertos by Rodrigo, Ponce, Kernis, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Toronto Philharmonia, the New Mexico Symphony, the Vancouver Philharmonic, and the Beer Sheva Symphoniette (Israel), and he has also appeared on four commercially released albums. Mr. Bolshoy currently teaches guitar at Concordia University in Montreal and regularly offers masterclasses to guitar societies and educational institutions internationally. He frequently performs outreach and educational concerts for young people and continues to perform solo and chamber music recitals in Canada’s most prestigious venues. Bolshoy’s UE performance will include works by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza, Michael Karmon, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, and Sergio Assad.  This event is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.

BRAINSTORM!!  is coming to the Department of Music this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January 24-26.  BRAINSTORM!! is a series of lectures and interactive sessions presented by guest speaker, Ruth Meints. Ms. Meints is an active member of the Learning and the Brain Society, a group of leading neuro-scientists and educators who meet regularly to share the newest research findings on how we learn, motivation, and effective applications of research to the educational experience.

BRAINSTORM!! begins with an introductory lecture on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall  and continues on Friday afternoon (4:00 – 7:00 p.m.) and Saturday evening (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.) in Krannert Fine Arts Room 142.  Sessions are free and open to the public, and it is not necessary to attend every event in the series to participate. For more information contact Carol Dallinger at cd23@evansville.edu.

* 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

* I-House: Nigeria

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Nigeria. Attendees will learn about another culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 pm. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Nerd Wars!

You have 4 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 also having the Nerdiest Costume Contest again, so pull out the suspenders and the Steve Urkle glasses to show off your inner geek. Both singles and team entries are allowed.

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 25; it is $5 per person to register. Get your geek on!

* 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!
 

* 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.
 

Info You Should Know

* Food Drive Volunteers Needed

As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, UE is participating in a community-wide food drive at the Schnuck’s on Washington Avenue and Green River Road this Saturday and Sunday. We need a lot of volunteers to help out. Please sign up using the link provided:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnCbGkp17DcAdE5iNGdKM29FNmtLTk5aTmNIdHVQZEE#gid=0

* News from the Wellness Nurse

Employee Healthy Lifestyle Challenge to Begin Jan. 28
A new Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for employees and spouses will begin Jan. 28. This challenge focuses on obtaining or maintaining a healthy weight.  $50 gift cards will be awarded in 4 areas. If you still need HRA credit, completion of this challenge will earn $150 credit for the HRA account, too.  Complete rules are available on AceLink>Human Resources>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge or see the nurse on Monday, Jan. 28, 1 - 3 p.m., in Krannert Lobby to register.


Flu Shots Available on Campus
Flu shots will also be available Jan. 28, 1 - 3 p,m. in Krannert Lobby.   Anyone 18 years of age or older may receive a shot.  The cost is $15 exact cash or check payable to the University of Evansville.

* 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.
 

* File the 2013-14 FAFSA by March 10 at www.fafsa.gov

File the 2013-14 FAFSA by March 10 at www.fafsa.gov!

Returning students for 2013-14 should file the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA school code is 001795.
Filing by March 10 is essential for Indiana residents, and highly recommended for all. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall, Room 116) at (812) 488-2364, (800) 424-8634 or financialaid@evansville.edu.

Beginning late February  – IRS Data Retrieval: The UE Office of Financial Aid recommends that eligible students use this tool, which is built into the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers parent and/or student IRS tax information to the FAFSA. Federal income tax returns for 2012 must have been filed electronically for approximately 3 weeks to be available for this process. The IRS data retrieval function can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct a submitted FAFSA which had been filed using estimated tax information.

* 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/


 

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"
 

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