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Friday, December 12, 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.

* Complimentary Lunch for December Graduates

There will be a Winter Commencement Lunch on Wednesday, December 17, following Baccalaureate. The event is from Noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Cafe Court, Ridgway University Center. Winter graduates can enjoy complimentary lunch from the UE Alumni Association. The cost for guests of the graduates will be $7.50 per person, payable at register.

Register online here for complimentary lunch:

* Winter Commencement 2014

Winter Commencement 2014 is Wednesday, December 17, at 2 p.m., in the Large Gym in Carson Center. This year’s commencement speaker will be Jennie Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology, who received the 2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award during May's commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by a reception for the graduates and their family and friends, in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. This event is sponsored by the UE Alumni Association.

For anyone who would like to watch the ceremony but cannot attend in person, a live, streaming video will be available at:

For more information on Winter Commencement go


* Baccalaureate Today in Neu Chapel

This year’s Baccalaureate ceremony will be Wednesday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. This interfaith service, led by University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman, is a historical way to celebrate and show thanks for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom.  Degree candidates are not required to robe for this ceremony and are asked to sit with family and friends. Café Court will be open for lunch following Baccalaureate. Graduates will receive a meal coupon via email for their meal, while the cost for lunch for their family and friends will be $7.50.


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. 

* UE OL Cohort Christmas Tree Contest to Benefit Deaconess Riley Children's Service

The members of the 2014 UE Organizational Leadership Senior Cohort needs your help! The group is sponsoring a Christmas tree decorating contest fundraiser for Deaconess Riley Children’s Services. Local businesses and institutions are competing in the contest by posting photos of their Christmas trees on:

The winning tree will be chosen by popular vote. Each “Like” on a tree photo is counted as one vote and you can vote from Dec 1-15. UE is participating in the contest.

So please go to and vote for your favorite tree. This is a great way to support this fundraiser and show your UE spirit.

This year’s class selected Deaconess Riley Hospital as its project because of its work assisting pediatric patients and their families. The organization benefits over 5,000 patients every year.  


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. 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! 

* 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. 488-3800 

* 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. 

* Holiday Hours for the UE Medical Clinic

Holiday hours for the UE Medical Clinic:

Wednesday November 26 - CLOSED
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving- CLOSED
Tuesday, December 23 - OPEN
Wednesday December 24, Christmas Eve - CLOSED
Thursday December 25, Christmas Day - CLOSED
Tuesday, December 30 - OPEN
Wednesday December 31, New Year’s Eve - CLOSED
Thursday January 1, New Year’s Day – CLOSED


Sympathy to...

* Christine Lovasz-Kaiser and Alan Kaiser and Family

Condolences to Christine Lovasz-Kaiser and Alan Kaiser of the Department of Archaeology and Art History on the unexpected death of Christine's father, Dan Lovasz. Dan was a decorated Navy pilot who flew E-2 Hawkeyes from the deck of the USS America during the Vietnam War. He spent the bulk of his career as a pilot for United Airlines flying the Pacific routes, a job he loved. Dan was living in Long Beach, California at the time of his death. 



* Mark Anthony Gonzalez earns NSCAA All-Region Selection

University of Evansville men’s soccer player Mark Anthony Gonzalez was named to the 2014 NSCAA / Continental Tire NCAA Division I All-West Region team on Wednesday.

The junior midfielder was selected to the Second Team after leading the Purple Aces offense with a team-high six goals, 15 points and two game-winning goals this season.

“Mark is a dynamic player who can unbalance a team’s defense in a number of different ways,” said head coach Marshall Ray. “He is a catalyst for our team and makes players around him better due to the space he creates with his movement on and off the ball. To be honored as an All-Region player speaks volumes for the respect other coaches have for him. I am looking forward to his continued growth as a teammate and player as we prepare for the 2015 season.”

Gonzalez was also named to the NSCAA / Continental Tire NCAA Division I All-Midwest Second Team last year and was on the All-MVC First Team this season as well.

* Aces Donate Teddy Bears to Deaconess Riley Children's Hospital

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team held a Teddy Bear Toss at their game on December 6 and the team delivered over 50 Teddy Bears to Deaconess Riley Children’s Hospital on Thursday.

Sophomore Sara Dickey, freshman Hannah Owens and freshman Taloni Reese personally drove to Deaconess Hospital and donated all of the collected Teddy Bears to the children.

“It is always fun to give back and it gives you a rewarding feeling,” said Dickey.

UE looks to extend their winning streak to four on Thursday, December 18 when they host the Troy Trojans in a 5:30 pm tip at the Ford Center.

It is the first of two games that day as the Evansville men’s basketball team plays Ohio University in the final contest of the doubleheader at 8:05 pm.

Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 812-488-ACES (2237), in person at either the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket office, or online via

* 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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