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Thursday, December 11, 2014

* Holiday Schedule Reminder

As a reminder, the University will be open on December 22, and January 2. Employees may take vacation days for those two days. The Campus will be closed for the Christmas and New Years' Holiday from December 23, through January 1.

What's Happening Today

* Book Buyback

The semester ending Book Buyback at the UE Bookstore begins December 10 at NOON and runs until December 17 at 5 p.m. Students are required to show their student ID and you'll get CASH on the spot. Your original receipt is not required. We also buyback books regardless of where purchased or if used on this campus or not. You can sell books back as many times as you like during the week. Special promotions during Buyback as well including a daily drawing for a $100 gift card. 

* Bookstore Holiday Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% OFF all UE Clothing and Gift purchases December 10-17. There are also specially marked items during the week for quick clearance. Clearance items are exempt from additional discount. 

Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Holiday Hours

The Fitness Center holiday hours are:

Wednesday Dec 10 - 8:00 am -7:00 pm

Thursday Dec 11 -8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday Dec 12 - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday Dec 13 - 11:30 am -5:30 pm

Sunday Dec 14 - 11:30 - 5:30 pm

Monday Dec 15 - 8:00am -6:00pm

Tuesday Dec 16 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday Dec 17 - 8:00 am -noon (Commencement)

Thursday Dec 18 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday Dec 19 - 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Closed Dec 20 - Jan 1

January 2 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

* UE Softball Needs Your Help!

The University of Evansville Softball team is in need of 2 student managers for second semester. Scholarship money is available for these positions. We are in need of 2 extremely hard working and dedicated students to assist our program on a daily basis.

Responsibilities include set up and break down of every practice and game. Packing and any other preparation for all road games. Weekend travel required. Get to attend every home game and be a vital part of the softball program.

If interested please contact Aubrey Watson by Monday, December 15.
aw358@evansville.edu 488-2919 

* Christmas Donation to Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Please remember to bring your hat, gloves, socks, scarves and gift card donations for the Albion Fellows Bacon Center to Graves Hall by Monday, December 15. Thank you! 

* Timecard Entry for January 2, 2015 Payroll

As employees will not return from the Christmas holiday break until after the normal time card entry deadline of Saturday, December 27, for the January 2, 2015 biweekly payroll, the Office of Accounting & Audit/Payroll is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the period December 14 to 27 by Wednesday, December 17. Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 18.

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

* Electronic W-2s

The Office of Accounting/Payroll will be issuing W-2’s for 2014 no later than January 31, 2015. 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 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. 

* Attention Employees: Payrolls During Holiday Break

The bi-weekly payroll for December 19 will be direct deposited on Friday morning, December 19. The monthly payroll for December 31 will be direct deposited on Wednesday, 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 Accounting/Payroll will be closed during the holiday break at the time of the monthly payroll on December 31, you will not receive a 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.
 

* Rental Books Due December 17

All rental books rented from the UE Bookstore are due back no later than December 17 at 5 p.m. If you have any questions about whether you have rental books out please contact the Bookstore or visit the Rental Return station during Buyback. 

* Men's Basketball Needs Your Help!

The University of Evansville Men's Basketball team is in need of 2 student managers for second semester. Scholarship money is available for these positions. We are In need of 2 extremely hard working and dedicated students to assist our program on a daily basis.

Responsibilities include set up and break down of every practice and game. Packing and any other preparation for all road games. Get to attend every home game and be a vital part of the basketball program.

If interested please contact Chad Harmon.
Ch121@evansville.edu 488-3800 

* 2014 Mail Services Christmas Break Mail Coverage

UE Mail Services will pick up mail from the downtown United States Post Office and sort it on the mornings of Friday, December 26 and Wednesday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 a.m. While mail will not be delivered to campus areas over the break, any designated department representative may pick up their respective department’s mail at 9:00 a.m. by making arrangements with Kim Winsett (kw83 or extension 2940) between now and Friday, December 19. Be sure to provide a primary contact name and phone number as well as a backup contact name and phone number. 

* Libraries Announces Hours for Finals

Libraries announces hours for Finals:

 Wednesday and Thursday (December 10 and December 11:  7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Friday, December 12:  7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 13:  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 14:   Noon - 1:00 a.m.

Monday, December 15: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 16: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 17: Begin Intersession hours - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Athletics

* Men's and Women’s Soccer Receives NSCAA Team Academic Award

The University of Evansville men’s and women’s soccer programs were honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for their academic achievements.

Evansville was one of only 208 colleges and universities to have both the men’s and women’s soccer teams receive the NSCAA Academic Award for the 2013-14 academic year.

The UE men’s soccer program earned a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.20 under then head coach Mike Jacobs. The Aces were one of 285 men’s programs across all divisions of the NCAA to garner the award, which is presented to teams with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“When we are recruiting student-athletes, we always tell them we are going to put them in an environment where they will have to compete academically as well as athletically,” said new head coach Marshall Ray. “To consistently receive this award shows our players embrace that competition. A special thanks goes to our academic support staff and Debbie Kassenbrock. This is an honor for our players and the entire program. It is what the University of Evansville is all about.”

The men’s soccer team has now received the Academic Award in six of the last eight years.

The UE women’s soccer program earned a cumulative GPA of 3.52 under head coach Krista McKendree. The GPA was highest of any Missouri Valley Conference school in women’s soccer this season. The Aces were one of 596 women’s programs across all divisions to receive the award.

“Being able to continue to receive the NSCAA team academic award shows the emphasis our program puts on academics and the commitment our student athletes have to be successful in the classroom,” said McKendree.

This is the 10th time the women’s soccer team has received the annual academic accolade.
 

* UE Announces 2014-15 Hall of Fame Class

Two coaches, four players and a championship team comprise the 2014-15 University of Evansville Athletics Hall of Fame class.

The new members include: Kathi Bennett (women’s basketball), Amy Lefever-Shearer (women’s basketball), Gwen Lewis (softball), Ryan Miller (baseball), Mattie Ross (softball), Ed Wessel (football) and the 1964-65 undefeated NCAA Championship Team (men’s basketball).

Evansville’s 1964-65 basketball team, which went a perfect 29-0, is the first-ever team to be voted into the Hall of Fame. They are the first in a new team wing to the HOF and more squads are sure to be voted into that wing in the future.

Women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett coached the Lady Aces for four seasons, from 1996-2000. In 1999, she led UE to the NCAA Tournament and the MVC Championship. From 1998-99, she posted 19 wins, more than the last five seasons combined; during her last two seasons, she posted 42 wins in all.

Amy Lefever-Shearer was the #5 scorer in UE history with 1,362 points. She tied for 2nd at UE in career 3-point field goals with 204. In 1994, she was on both the MCC scholar-athlete team and the all-MCC team.

Head softball coach for 18 years, Gwen Lewis led the 2000 team to their first MVC championship and the 2002 team to the NCAA Tournament. Under her leadership, the 2008 team had the 7th best GPA in the nation. She also produced 27 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team members.

Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2000, Ryan Miller is the only UE player to earn that honor. In addition to pitching 110 innings, he was named to the ABCA All-Region Team and the First Team All-MVC Pitcher in 2000.

Softball player Mattie Ross won the 1999 Stieler Award for UE’s outstanding female athlete. She is still ranked 3rd in career wins (55) and 1st in strikeouts (473) and saves (9). She also ranks second in complete games (61) and shutouts (16).

Ed Wessel, a 2001 inductee into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, was a 4-year starter for Evansville. He was the team captain in 1951, and was named an All-Ohio Valley Conference player in 1952.

The Men’s Basketball 1964-65 Championship Team was the fourth out of five NCAA Championship winners at the University of Evansville. Coached by UE great Arad McCutchan, the team went a perfect 29-0 en route to the championship; including an 85-82 overtime win over SIU in the championship.

All will be honored at the banquet, which will take place on the morning of February 7th. Full details will be released soon, but the banquet is set to take place at the Centre downtown prior to the men’s basketball game against Bradley at 1:05 p.m. that day.

* UE Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

UE faculty/staff can come to the Carson Center Ticket Office and pick up their tickets for this Saturday's (December 13) game at 1:05 p.m. against Murray State. This is a big game for the team and we hope to have all your support. 

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