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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

* Winter Baccalaureate Service in Neu Chapel, December 16, 1:15 PM

This year’s Baccalaureate ceremony will be Wednesday, December 16 at 1:15 p.m., in Neu Chapel. This interfaith religious service will serve as a time to reflect, give thanks, and offer prayers for graduates and the world's future hope. Degree candidates who plan to participate in the Baccalaureate processional are asked to gather with faculty and administrators in the lower level of Neu Chapel by 1:00 p.m.; please bring your cap and gown. There will be open seating for friends and family who plan to attend the service. All are welcome. 

* UE Winter Commencement Planned for Wednesday, December 16

The University of Evansville Winter Commencement ceremony is set for 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, in Neu Chapel on UE’s campus. The ceremony will include the announcement of the recipient of the 2015 Exemplary Teacher Award, presented by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. After the event, there will be a reception sponsored by the UE Alumni Association in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in the Ridgway University Center.

This year’s Winter Commencement speaker is UE associate psychology professor Margaret Stevenson, who received the 2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at May’s commencement ceremony. The University of Evansville Alumni Association presents this award annually to a faculty member who is nominated by students, faculty, or administrators for his or her exemplary teaching abilities.

Stevenson came to UE in 2008. She teaches courses in such areas as social psychology, research methods in psychology, and psychology and the law, and serves as advisor to many psychology majors, advising and directing some in research projects. At UE, Stevenson has been Honors Faculty Scholar in Residence, and served on the Institutional Diversity Council, Honors Program committee, and General Education Subcommittee She has been the social sciences representative for UE Faculty Senate, as well as corresponding secretary and parliamentarian.

She received the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Research in 2012, and the Association for Psychological Science RISE Research Award in 2011. She was presented the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in 2014. Stevenson is a past recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment Early Career Award. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Forensic Psychology and the International Journal of Psychological Studies.

Stevenson earned her Ph.D. and Master of Arts in social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Bachelor Science degree in psychology and Bachelor of Science in French from Ohio State University.

For those who cannot attend Winter Commencement in person, a video of the ceremony will stream live at:

* Winter Commencement Reception: All Invited

The UE Alumni Association is sponsoring a reception following Winter Commencement, Wednesday, December 16. The ceremony is at 3:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel and the reception will follow in the Class of 1959 Gallery on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center. Graduates, their family and friends and other members of the UE community are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact or extension 2586.

Congratulations Winter graduates!


What's Happening Today

* UE Bookstore Holiday Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% OFF all UE clothing and gift purchases December 10-16. Stop in and browse and save some money on your UE gift purchases. We also have some items on clearance at greater savings. Items already on clearance are exempt from additional discount. 

* Book Buyback at the UE Bookstore

Cash for Books at the UE Bookstore starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, and runs until 5 p.m., on Wednesday, December 16. We freely quote any book regardless of its original. Please remember to bring your student ID to sell books. 


Info You Should Know

* Early Ticket Pick Up Available for Men's Basketball vs. Wichita State – Tickets Going Fast!

Due to high demand and limited availability, the Carson Center ticket office would like to make faculty/staff complimentary tickets available for the men’s basketball game against Wichita State on Sunday, January 31 at 3:00 p.m. As always, faculty/staff may present their UE ID and receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the game. It is highly recommended that if you plan on attending this game and would like lower level seating that you take advantage of this early offer.

* Administrative Services Luncheon - Closed 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

In the spirit of the Christmas season, Administrative Services including Copy Services, Mail Services and Receiving will be closed for an extended holiday luncheon on Monday, Dec. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

* Distribution Services' Holiday Reminders

Since UE campus will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 through January 3, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. Campus will reopen on Monday, January 4.

Central Receiving
• Central Receiving will be accepting shipments on Tuesday, December 22, until 3:00 p.m.
• Packages will not be accepted after 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, through Sunday, January 3.
• In-House Supply Orders received prior to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21, will be delivered on the afternoon run of Tuesday, December 22.
• In-House Supply Orders received after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, will be delivered on Monday’s afternoon run, January 4.
• Central Receiving will be closed over the Christmas break.

Mail Services
• The daily mail run will begin at 9:30 a.m. (which is the normal schedule) on Tuesday, December 22, and Monday, January 4.
• Mail will be delivered to Administrative offices (student accounts, registrar, accounting & audit, financial aid, etc.) on Tuesday, December 22.
• Mail will be delivered to offices that notify Mail Services by Friday, December 18, that they will have someone available in the routine office mail delivery location to receive mail on Tuesday, December 22.
• A “Campus Mail Delivery Services Reminder/Notification” will be sent with campus mail the week of December 7 for departments to complete and return if open (someone will be available in the routine office mail delivery location to receive mail) on December 22.
• Note: Offices closed with staff on vacation December 22 do not need to complete the “Campus Mail Delivery Services Reminder/Notification”.
• All outgoing mail must be in Mail Services on December 22, no later than 2:00 p.m. to be mailed same day.
• The United States Post Office will be closed Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1.

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 Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or email



* Men's Soccer Announces Camp Schedule

 The University of Evansville men’s soccer team has announced its annual camp schedule, which will begin with an ID camp on Jan. 9 and continue with spring break and summer offerings later in the year.

The ID camp, which is open to boys from grades 9-12, is designed for players that aspire to compete at the collegiate level. The camp will offer game environments where campers can be evaluated by the college coaches in attendance.

Spring Break Camp, which is open for grades K-6, will run from March 21-24, and summer camps will begin with Advanced Day Camp on May 30 and Summer Day Camp on June 6.

Both the Spring Break and Summer Day Camp are open for both boys and girls, but the Advanced Day Camp will be open for boys only.

For more information regarding any of the UE Men’s Soccer camps, visit or call 812.488.2294.

* Complimentary Winter Break Men's and Women's Basketball Tickets Available Today

Faculty and staff will be able to pick up their two complimentary tickets for select games over winter break beginning today. Tickets can be picked up for the Men's Basketball games on December 17, 22 and 30. Tickets can be picked up for the women's games on December 21 and December 29.

Tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Athletic Ticket Office with a UE ID. The Athletic Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm.


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