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Monday, December 16, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus Today

The wellness nurse will be in Olmsted lobby TODAY - Monday, Dec. 16 - from 1 - 3 p.m.

* Bookstore Book Buyback

The end of the semester book buyback at the UE Bookstore begins Wednesday, Dec 11 at NOON and runs until Wednesday, Dec 18 at 5PM promptly. We freely quote any book regardless of where purchased or if used on campus. We have promotions and discounts during the event including daily $100 shopping spree drawings. Sell books as often as you like. Please bring your student ID. Also all rental books rented through the Bookstore at due back by Wednesday, Dec 18 at 5PM as well. Questions?? please contact the Bookstore.

* Bookstore Buyback/Christmas Sale

The UE Bookstore is having a SALE! During buyback December 12-18 you'll get 20% OFF the original price of all UE clothing and gift items. Clearance items are exempt from additional discount as well as items on the 12 Days of Christmas sale list. Sell any books you might not want anymore and save some money on holiday gifts!


Upcoming Events

* Winter Commencement Set for December 18

Winter Commencement will be held Wednesday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeks Family Court of the Carson Center (known to many as the Large Gym). Due to the large number of graduates, employees are asked to wait to be seated until after family members and guests are seated.

Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and their families and guests are invited to a reception to be held in the Class of 59 Gallery of the Ridgway University Center. The reception is sponsored by the UE Alumni Association.

Graduates, if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend, please let them know that they can watch Commencement via live streaming at

* Reception following Winter Commencement sponsored by the Alumni Association

All winter graduates and their families are invited to a reception immediately following the winter commencement ceremony next Wednesday, December 18. Please join us in the Class of 1959 Gallery on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center. Faculty and staff are invited as well.

* MLK Jr. Annual Events for 2014

The University of Evansville’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program Committee is preparing for its 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Celebration.

This will be the University’s 26th annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King.

The Lectureship keynote speaker, will be Mr. Daryl Davis on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 pm in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center. Mr. Davis is an author and musician who discusses his extraordinary journey into the heart of one of America's most fanatical institutions the Ku Klux Klan. The lecture will be the culmination of the day’s events which include a rally and march beginning at 1:30 pm in the Schroeder School of Business Administration Building Atrium. There will be free hot chocolate and coffee and the March will end at 3:00 pm at the Ridgway University Center in front of The Race Experience Kiosk followed by a reading of the Martin Luther King Day Proclamation by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

The Race Experience Kiosk will be available for all campus members from Monday, January 20 at 3:00 pm until Friday, January 24, at 4:00 pm. At the kiosk, campus members will have the opportunity to experience another race in your face, literally. The Race Experience asks participants, what is race? The kiosk further explains that thanks to advances in genetics, history and anthropology, we now know: not one characteristic, trait or gene distinguishes all the members of one so-called race from all non-members. Our popular notions of race are cultural. Campus members will enjoy the interactive learning experience about race and diversity. There is also a packet of resource tools that may be helpful to use in classroom lectures or to supplement other programs. If you are interested please contact LaNeeca Williams for those tools.

There will be a Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Empowerment Conference on Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15 that will feature campus and community leaders providing educational sessions called TEACH-INs. Teach-Ins are meant to be practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. The Teach-In sessions will consist of debates, lectures, and movies in three tracks called Inspirational Leadership, Personal Leadership, and Active Leadership. The conference will be from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm both nights and participants will be required to attend at least three sessions to earn a Leadership Certificate from the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

We hope that you accept this invitation or invite others to participate in the various events celebrating Dr. King’s legacy and life. For more information contact LaNeeca Williams at ext. 2413 or via email at or check out the Office of Diversity Initiatives link at

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Empowerment Conference
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

Wednesday, January 15
6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

Dr. Martin Luther King Rally & March
Monday, January 20
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Start at Schroeder School of Business Administration Building Atrium
End at Ridgway University Center
FREE Hot Chocolate & Coffee

William T. & Rose M. Mays, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship
Keynote Speaker: Daryl Davis, Author and Musician
Monday, January 20
7:00 pm
Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

* Acettes Holiday Dance Clinic

The Acettes Holiday Dance Clinic  is set for Friday, December 20 in the Small Gym in Carson Center. Registration will be from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. and the clinic from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 21. the Acettes will perform at halftime of the men’s basketball game (University of Evansville Purple Aces vs. Butler Bulldogs) Game time is 2:05 pm at the Ford Center

Please RSVP to Coach Arata by December 16 as space is limited!

Registration fee of $30 includes dance clinic fee, child's ticket to men's Aces basketball game on December 21 vs. Butler, pizza party, and t-shirt. Kids of all ages welcome!

RSVP and direct questions to Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145.

More information and registration forms at


Info You Should Know

* Angela Williams Book available in UE Bookstore

UE Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Angela Williams' recent publication "Life More Abundantly" is now avaialable in the UE Bookstore. The book of poems sells for $9.00.

* Administrative Services' Areas Closed for Lunch

Please note that the Office of Administrative Services including Purchasing, Copy Services, Mail Services, Recycling, Risk Management, and Central Receiving will be closed for a Christmas staff luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19.

* Work-Study Available for Spring 2014

A number of work-study jobs are currently available through the Office of Financial Aid for UE students. Eligibility is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA. Applications may be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions regarding eligibility and job availability should be directed to Hilary Morales at

* Fitness Center Winter Break Hours 2013-14

Fitness Center Winter Break Hours are as follows:

Wednesday, December 11 (Reading Study Day):  8:00 am -7:00 pm

Thursday, December 12:  8:00 am -7:00 pm

Friday, December 13:  8:00 am -7:00 pm

Saturday, December 14:  11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday, December 15:  11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Monday, December 16:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, December 17:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 18 (Winter Commencement): 8:00 - Noon

Thursday, December 19: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday, December 20: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday through Wednesday, December 22 through January 1: CLOSED

January 2 through January 12: weekday hours 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; closed weekends; open swim - guard available only.

* Attention Employees: Payrolls During Holiday Break

The bi-weekly payroll for December 20 will be direct deposited on Friday morning, December 20. The monthly payroll for December 31 will be direct deposited on Tuesday, 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.

* Quiet Study @ UE Libraries

Looking for a quiet place to study for Final Exams or to complete a paper? UE Libraries is the place for you! A complement of Group Study Rooms, study tables, individual study carrels, and comfortable lounge seating are waiting for you. Not only these, but two collaborative project locations are available with appropriate technology as you complete team projects. Of course, librarians are always available to assist you in your research endeavors. Take advantage of these many study and research opportunities as you enter the Autumn Semester HOME STRETCH! Remember, we're waiting for you!

* Timecard Entry for January 3, 2014 Payroll

As employees will not return from the Christmas holiday break until after the normal time card entry deadline of Saturday, December 28, for the January 3, 2014 biweekly payroll, the Office of Human Resources is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the period December 15 to 28 by Wednesday, December 18. Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 19.

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

* Earn Money, Work on Campus

The Office of Development is looking for enthusiastic students (freshman-seniors) to help make solicitation phone calls to alumni and past donors. This is a paid position and located ON CAMPUS. If you would like to learn more about this job opportunity, email Liz Riffert at by Monday, January 20, 2014.

* UE Libraries Announces Final Examination Hours & December Intersession Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Final Examinations and also during the December Intersession. Contact William F. Louden, University Librarian, with questions either at 812.488.2376 or .

12/11/13: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12/12/13: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12/13/13: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12/14/13: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12/15/13: Noon - 1:00 a.m.
12/16/13: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12/17/13: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12/18/13: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12/19/13: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12/20/13: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

12/21/13 - 1/1/14: CLOSED



* Rania Mousa Has Paper Accepted for Presentation

Assistant Professor of Accounting Rania Mousa had her paper titled “A Case Study on XBRL Implementation and Development at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)” accepted for presentation at the American Accounting Association's Accounting Information Systems Section Midyear Meeting held next January in Raleigh, North Carolina. The paper discusses the largest implementation project of XBRL worldwide by a government/regulatory agency, and the first in capturing the functionalities of the much advanced Inline XBRL. In the U.S., 7100 banks file their quarterly Call Reports and Uniform Bank Performance Reports in XBRL format with the FDIC, as mandated the law. XBRL implementation was part of the federal government's Central Data Repository Modernization Project.


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