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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

* Grounds Department Announces Winter Weather Action Plan

The grounds department has developed a snow removal action plan. Their prioritization for clearing campus walks is twofold - when school is in session and when school is closed.

School in Session
This diagram depicts in red, the sidewalks to be given first priority for snow and ice removal. These walks give access to each building. Clearing of additional walks will commence once crews are certain conditions will allow the first priority walks to remain open.

School Closed
Should conditions merit the closing of campus or cancellation of classes, then the focus is to provide all resident students access to Ridgway University Center, the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library and the Fitness Center as depicted in green in this diagram.

All users of campus walks are encouraged to become familiar with the routes and always use caution when going outdoors in inclement weather.

Here are some safe walking and foot wear selection tips to help protect you from slipping or falling in the winter.

• Wear appropriate footwear for winter outdoor weather conditions.

• Be sure to wear boots that have deep treads that are suitable for walking on snow covered surfaces.

• Take short, deliberate steps when walking on wet or slippery surfaces.

• Walk with your feet pointed slightly outward, and make wide turns at corners.

• Do not take shortcuts over snow banks or walk on treacherous paths.

• Walk only on clear paths outside and avoid areas that are not
intended for pedestrians.

* Christmas on Campus

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night
Prior to Vespers
Thursday, December 5 – 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.,
UE Bookstore
With ID, 20 percent discount regular priced items. Additional 5 percent off clearance items. Great gift ideas for stocking stuffers. Door prizes!

A Campus Christmas:
Candlelight Vespers
Thursday, December 5 – 7:30 p.m.,
Neu Chapel
Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas carols!

Purple Friday Holiday Party
Friday, December 6 – 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.,
Ridgway University Center
Have your picture made with Purple Santa, decorate an ornament or stocking, and enjoy refreshments.

Holiday Extravaganza
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.,
Schroeder School of Business Building, Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and Sesquicentennial Oval
Get your picture taken and put on an ornament, ride a trackless train around the Sesquicentennial Oval, enjoy hot chocolate, and more!

Holiday Pops Concert
Tuesday, December 10 – 7:30 p.m.,
Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville
Bring your family and friends for the Department of Music’s annual gift to the community. Holiday Pops features familiar favorites to enhance the spirit of the season. Free and open to the community.

Holiday break begins
Monday, December 23


What's Happening Today

* Strategic Program Prioritization Author Training Schedule

Strategic Program Prioritization Author Training will be held the following dates/times in Hyde Hall 126. 

Tuesday, December 3
8-9 a.m. - Administrative training
4-5 p.m. - Academic training

Wednesday, December 4
8 to 9 a.m. - Academic training
4 to 5 p.m. Administrative training

Thursday, December 5
8 to 9 a.m. - Administrative traning
4 to 5 p.m. - Academic training

Friday, December 6
8 to 9 a.m. - Academic training
4 to 5 p.m. - Administrative training

For more information on the Strategic Program Prioritization process go here on AceLink:

* I-House: Czech Republic

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Czech Republic. I-House features a different international student each week sharing the story of life in their country. This week, Marketa Trousilova from Czech Republic will discuss what her life is like in the Czech Republic. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7 pm on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Bookstore 12 Days of Christmas

Starting Monday, December 2 and running through Saturday, December 14, the UE Bookstore will be offering special pricing on a variety of items. Each day a new item will be added to list of special offerings. This special sale ends December 14. Check the UE Bookstore facebook page for a list of items and special pricing Items that are exempt from additional discount.

* UEMTA Corn Bag Sales

Still Christmas shopping? Stop by Ridgway University Center to pick up a corn bag for your family and friends. The bags are reusable and can be heated in the microwave or frozen. They are great for bruises, aches and pains, or just a warm car seat, and there are three different sizes available. UEMTA will be selling these on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 & 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Prices are as follows: small bag--$5, small bag with embroidery--$8, large bag--$10, large bag with embroidery--$13, neck roll--$10, three small bags--$12, three small bags with embroidery--$18.


Upcoming Events

* Come to UE PRIDE's Drag Show!

UE PRIDE is hosting its 11th annual drag show this Saturday, December 7. The theme is "Warriors for Change." Come see professional, faculty, and student acts compete for prizes. You can even win some yourself at the carnival-themed Health Fair that precedes the show from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The show starts at 7 pm. Admission is $7. Tickets can be bought outside of the Cafe Court Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 7 pm or at the door. The first 70 people to buy a ticket get a free camo bracelet. 100% of proceeds go to AIDS Resource Group of Evansville, Planned Parenthood of Evansville, and Matthew 25 AIDS Services. Questions? Contact

* SAA hosts annual Purple Santa Party!

On December 6 from 3-5 pm in Ridgway University Center, the Student Alumni Ambassadors will be hosting their annual Purple Santa Party! Come get your picture taken with Purple Santa, decorate an ornament, and enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats! This event is open to students and faculty, so come celebrate the holiday season with some UE spirit!

* Women's Awareness Call-Out Meeting

Hey Ladies! Women's Awareness invites you to come their call-out meeting on December 5, at 6:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall 126 for the Vagina Monologues philanthropy, The Vagina Monologues are made of number of monologues read by women touching on different subjects related to the gender experience. It is sponsored by V-Day and benefits our local Albion Fellows Bacon Center. The meeting will be dedicated to assessing how many volunteers would be willing to participate in our philanthropy. If you are interested and unable to attend and/or have questions, please contact Zahra Almaghaslah at or Mary Hoskins at

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling Required for December Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw, or transfer, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session of the semester in Room 126, Hyde Hall, on Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, December 11 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943.


Info You Should Know

* Change in Wellness Nurse Schedule

The employee wellness nurse will not be on campus Monday, Dec. 9, but will be in Olmsted lobby on Monday, Dec. 16, from 1 - 3 p.m.

* Harlaxton College-Apply Now!

Applications and course info are available for Harlaxton Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015! The Fall 2014 priority deadline has been extended to December 6. Summer 2014 priority deadline is January 24. Stop by Office of Study Abroad at SB 261. Contact

* Increased Petty Cash Limits!

Effective immediately, petty cash limits are increasing from $50 to $100. Hopefully, the increased amount will better serve the needs of our campus community.



* UE Student Lauren Wirth Wins National Sweepstakes

Lauren Wirth, a freshman management major from Columbus, Indiana, won the national “Share That U Care” sweepstakes sponsored by Sodexo. Lauren won a $2,500 donation to the charity of her choice, and on Tuesday, she presented a check to the Riley Children’s Foundation.

* Sociology Professor Presents Research at National Conference

Assistant Professor of Sociology Timothy L. O'Brien recently presented his paper "Unqualified Testimony or Unequal Treatment? Gender Differences in Designations of Expertise in Courts" at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology in Atlanta, GA.  O'Brien's work on expert witnesses investigates gender differences in the achievement of expert status, and identifies both direct and indirect ways in which women are disadvantaged in the process. An article based on this research is currently under review.

* Beavers to Join INSEIT Executive Board

Anthony Beavers, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was recently elected to serve on the board of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology. His term of service will be from 2014 to 2016. Beavers' membership on this board follows his departure as president of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy.

* Angela Williams Has Book of Poetry Published

Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Angela Williams is now a self-published author. Her book of poetry, Life More Abundantly and Other Powerful & Inspiring Works, can now be purchased at One may also be purchased directly from Angela after Monday, December 9.

This book of poetry is written from Angela's perspective as a Christian, African-American woman and expresses several painful experiences she had over a two year period (a collapse of a marriage, toxic dating as a single parent, race issues, the death of her mother, and a corporate downsizing). The book's title comes from the title of its last poem, which was written to describe Angela's experience with homelessness as a child.

A review of the book says it "will reach and empower others in their journey through life to realize that no matter the circumstances, it is possible to have life more abundantly. The poems are relevant to a wide audience of people."



* Aces Host RedHawks Saturday at Ford Center

Your men’s basketball team is in action Saturday afternoon, December 7, at the Ford Center. The Aces take on the Miami University RedHawks, with tip-off set for 1:05 pm. There will be a special 1964 Championship Team Recognition at this game, with the first 1,000 fans receiving a commemorative item to remember the Purple Aces’ championship winning team of 1964.

For men’s and women’s basketball games, all full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to the games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office during normal business hours by showing your UE ID. Students get free admission with their IDs, and can also earn student rewards points for great prizes just for attending Aces home events! Come out and support the men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center!


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