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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

* Commencement Location Change!

Wednesday’s Winter Commencement will be moved to the Meeks Family Court of the Carson Center (known to many as the Large Gym). The move is necessary due to a weather-related problem with the roof of the Student Fitness Center Gym.

The students will robe in the Maikranz Family Small Gym  of Carson Center. The faculty, administrators, and alumni guests will robe in the Aerobics Room as scheduled.

* New mobile-friendly version of the UE website!

The office of digital media has created a new mobile-friendly version of the UE website. It will provide easier access on iOS and Android-based devices. You are also able to add a shortcut to the home screen of your phone to make it quicker as well.

For iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, etc.)
1) Go to the UE website,, in the Safari browser
2) Click on the icon in the bottom center of the screen that has an up arrow on it
3) Click on “add to the home screen”

For Android-based devices
1) Go to the UE website,, in the Internet browser
2) Click on the menu icon (it looks like the symbol for a list)
3) Click on “add shortcut to home screen”

You can still access the search function and the full site navigation, by clicking on the words “University of Evansville” at the top of the screen.


What's Happening Today

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Athletic Department Office Closed for Lunch

Please note that the Athletic Department, including the Ticket Office, Administrative Offices, and Coaches Offices, will be closed for a Christmas staff luncheon on Tuesday, December 17 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

* Distribution Services Holiday Reminders

Since UE campus will be closed from Monday, December 23 through January 1, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. Regular Distribution Services’ operations will resume on Thursday, January 2.
Central Receiving

•Central Receiving will be accepting shipments on Friday, December 20 until 3:00 P.M. Packages will not be accepted after 3:00 P.M. Friday, December 20 through Tuesday, January 1.

•Central Receiving will not be making campus deliveries over the Christmas break.

•In-House Supply Orders received by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, will be delivered on the Friday afternoon run. In-House Supply Orders received after 3:00 p.m. on Friday will be delivered on Thursday afternoon run, January
.Mail Services-The daily mail run will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 20 as normally scheduled.

•All outgoing mail must be in Mail Services on Friday, December 20 no later than 2:00 p.m. to be mailed same day.

•The United States Post Office will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January Copy Services-Please plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as Copy Services will be closed over the break.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email

* 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.

* 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!

* 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



* Employee Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Results

Congratulations to the top five finishers in the Employee Healthy Lifestyle Challenge fall activity contest: Jean Nelson, James Ware, Susan Heathcott,Mark Logel, and Omer Bayer. Each received a $50 gift card.

To see a listing (initials only) of those with enough points to earn an HRA credit of $150, please visit or link from the “Areas” page on AceLink.

* 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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