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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

* UE mourns the loss of women's runner Bailey George

The University of Evansville community is mourning the death of cross country runner Bailey George, who passed away on Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer.

“Our whole team is in shock because we thought she was going to be okay,” UE cross country coach Don Walters said. “You cannot ask for a better person than what Bailey George was with academics, athletics and people. She was just a great person who will always be remembered.”

George was a junior runner with the Purple Aces and was majoring in exercise science in her time at Evansville. She was born in 1995 at Scott Air Force Base in Shiloh, Illinois, to Randy George and Shelise Zurliene.

“The thoughts and prayers of the entire University of Evansville community are with Bailey’s friends and family in these tough times,” UE Director of Athletics Mark Spencer said.

 

Upcoming Events

* Institute for Banking and Finance – financial preparedness program for new and expectant parents

Welcoming a new baby into your family can bring many questions about finances. Being prepared for the expenses of the first few months with your baby, costs for daycare, saving for college, and the overall costs for raising a child can leave parents feeling stressed.

That’s why St. Mary’s Hospital and the University of Evansville’s Institute for Banking and Finance are teaming up to help new parents and parents-to-be learn more about being financially prepared for a family.

The next session will be Wednesday, January 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Gift Conference Room. Everyone is welcome. Attendance is free but registration is required. Call Terry Cooper, personal birth consultant, at 812-485-6016 or go online to stmarys.org/classes to reserve your spot.

Info You Should Know

* Library Fire Alarm Testing

Vanguard will be conducting Fire Alarm System testing in the libraries on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Testing will be done between 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Any questions or concerns please contact the Physical Plant at ext. 2775. 

* W-2 & 1095-C Notice

The Office of Accounting/Payroll will be issuing W-2’s for 2015 no later than January 31, 2016. 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 “Employee Self Service”. Click the option “W-2 Information”. Click the “Change Preferences” button and then click the first radio button to give your consent. Then click “Save”. You will not receive a paper W-2 in the mail if you select the electronic W-2 option.

New this year, employees that are eligible to participate in the University’s health plans, will receive a 1095-C form. This form will be used to complete questions regarding health insurance offers and coverage on your 2015 tax return. Like the W-2 consent, the 1095-C form will need a consent as well. This is done by clicking on the “1095-C Information” tab (on the same screen as the W-2 Information option) and giving your consent.

If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2 and 1095-C, 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.
 

Congratulations

* UE DPT Students Win the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Annual Student Consumer Brochure Contest

Second-year DPT students Kristen Sholander, Libby Peterson, Sarah Jaacks and Danyelle Hall-Harlan have won the Student Consumer Brochure contest from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. The brochure submission was a course assignment for PT523-Patient Management III-Multiple Systems, taught by Tzurei Chen, assistant professor of physical therapy. Their winning brochures will be displayed at the Academy Booth at APTA Combined Section Meeting in February. The brochures will also be displayed at the Academy Membership Meeting at the Combined Section Meeting.

Third Place - Preparing for a Joint Replacement by Kristen Sholander and Libby Peterson
Honorable Mention - Medication Adherence by Sarah Jaacks and Danyelle Hall-Harlan
Congratulations Danyelle, Kristen, Libby and Sarah! 

* Knoester coauthors article published in Race Ethnicity and Education

Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester coauthored an article that has just been published in the journal Race Ethnicity and Education. The article is titled "Standardized Testing and School Segregation: Like Tinder for Fire?" and it illustrates how standardized tests are used as racial coding that help to facilitate school segregation. Contact the author for a copy (mk211). It can also be found here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13613324.2015.1121474 

* UE DPT Students Win the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Annual Student Consumer Brochure Contest.

Second-year DPT students, Kristen Sholander, Libby Peterson, Sarah Jaacks and Danyelle Hall-Harlan have won the Student Consumer Brochure contest from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. The brochure submission was a course assignment for PT523-Patient Management III-Multiple Systems, taught by Dr. Tzurei Chen. Their winning brochures will be displayed at the Academy Booth at APTA Combined Section Meeting in February 2016. The brochures will also be displayed at the Academy Membership Meeting at the Combined Section Meeting.

Third Place - Preparing for a Joint Replacement by Kristen Sholander and Libby Peterson

Honorable Mention - Medication Adherence by Sarah Jaacks and Danyelle Hall-Harlan

Congratulations Danyelle, Kristen, Libby and Sarah! 

Athletics

* Aces face road test at Wichita State on Wednesday

Riding a 6-game win streak, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will face off against Wichita State on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in a game that will be carried live on ESPN3.

A 20-0 second-half run saw the Purple Aces pull away to take a 76-59 win at Missouri State on Saturday to improve to 2-0 in conference action.  Egidijus Mockevicius tied his career mark with 21 rebounds and stands at 1,000 for his career, just the third in UE history and 15th in the MVC record books to do so.  D.J. Balentine scored 19 points while Adam Wing hit 6 of his 7 attempts to tally 15.  Following the trip to Wichita, Evansville will have three of its next four games at home beginning with a 3 p.m. game versus Bradley on Saturday.

An unbelievable start to MVC play saw Mockevicius average 21.5 points and an 18.5 rebounds per game to lead the Purple Aces to a 2-0 start to its Valley season.  In the opener against Indiana State, Mockevicius drained 7 of his 10 shots on his way to 22 points.  He also grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked four Sycamore shots.  He followed that up with 21 points and 21 rebounds at Missouri State as he hit 1,000 for his career.

Fellow senior D.J. Balentine enters Wednesday’s tilt averaging 21.5 points per game, second in the conference.  Accurate shooting has also helped the Kokomo, Ind. product - over the last 9 games, Balentine has hit 44% of his shots or better, overall, he has drained 52.2% of his attempts over that span.

Adam Wing had a stellar outing at Missouri State, knocking down six of his seven attempts on his way to 15 points.  He has been shooting lights out this season and is fourth in the conference, hitting 56.8% of his shots.  Over the last 12 games, Wing is 38-of-61 from the field.

Preseason MVC favorite Wichita State enters Wednesday’s tilt with an 8-5 mark after defeating Bradley by a final of 85-58.  After starting the season at 2-4, the Shockers have won six of their last seven games, including wins over Utah, Nevada and UNLV.  The top scorer for WSU is Ron Baker, checking in at 15.1 points per game while Fred VanVleet is next up at 11.9.  VanVleet is shooting a team-best 43.8% from outside.  Anton Grady is the top rebounder on the squad with 5.4 per game; his efforts have helped the Shockers outrebound the opposition by 2.7 per game.

* Men's and Women's Basketball Tickets Now Available for Faculty/Staff

Faculty and sttaff are now able to pick up their two complimentary tickets for the upcoming men's and women's basketball games.

The available men's basketball games are against Bradley on Saturday, January 9, at 3:00 pm and Drake on Tuesday, January 12, at 7:00 pm.

The available women's basketball games are against Loyola on Friday, January 8, at 7:00 pm and Bradley on Sunday, January 10, at 1:00 pm.

Also, please remember that tickets for the Wichita State game on January 31 are going quickly, so faculty and staff are encouraged to pick up their tickets as soon as possible.

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