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Thursday, January 7, 2016

* Memorial Service for Bailey George

A memorial service in honor of student-athlete, Bailey George has been scheduled for Monday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The campus community is invited to attend.

Bailey Marie George, age 20, of Aviston, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on April 13, 1995, at Scott Air Force Base Hospital, in Shiloh, Illinois, the daughter of Randy George and Shelise Zurliene.

Bailey was studying psychology and exercise science at UE; she was a member of the University of Evansville cross country team and a beloved student on our campus.

The family has suggested the Melanoma Research Foundation, University of Evansville Cross Country Program, Camp His Kids, or Kamp Kanakuk as appropriate memorial funds.

UE’s Office of Counseling Services is available to students, (812) 488-2663. 

* Bus to Bailey George's Funeral Service

For those who would like to attend the funeral service for Bailey George, a bus will be departing from the Armory at 5:30 am on Friday, January 8. Approximate return time to UE will be 7:00 pm. Seats are limited so please contact Don Walters (812) 457-4103 or Amy Davidson (812) 488-2238 if you plan on attending. 

* 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 to reserve your spot.

* 2016 Spring Pcard Training Schedule

Mark your calendars! The Spring 2016 Pcard Training Session Schedule for new cardholders is available on the AceLink Pcard website under Training Materials and Dates to Remember. Pcard training sessions are held in the Physical Plant Conference Room in the General Services building. To reserve a training spot, contact Terry Voges in the Office of Administrative Services at extension 2941 or email at

For additional Pcard information, visit the Pcard website on AceLink at http://acelink/Areas/Pcard/


Monday, Jan. 11 from 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11 from 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 8 from 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 13 from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, May 5 from 2–4 p.m.


Info You Should Know

* Hoverboards Banned from Campus

Due to potential fire hazard, the University of Evansville has temporarily banned all hoverboards and similar devices from campus property and approved university housing effective immediately. This includes campus walkways, parking lots, residence halls, village properties and fraternity housing. This policy applies to all staff, students and visitors. The policy will be revisited as improvements are made to devices that lower the risk of fire

* 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.



* "Pentecost on Mockingbird Lane" Released at National Festival

Tamara Gieselman, University Chaplain, and Mitchell Gieselman, UE alum and senior pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, have co-edited Volume 6, in the Academy of Preachers’ series “Sermons from the National Festival of Young Preachers” published by Chalice Press. Each volume in the series contains the sermons preached at the National Festival of Young Preachers, which are valuable distillations of what young North American Christian leaders are thinking and saying. Volume 6, “Pentecost on Mockingbird Lane” was released at the 2016 National Festival in Lexington, Kentucky and celebrates the preaching ministry of the millennial generation with its collection of sermons preached during the 2015 National Festival in Dallas, Texas.

Both Gieselmans served as sermon evaluators in the Lexington Festival with more than 115 Young Preachers from across the nation. Tamara Gieselman has been a member of the Board of Advisors to the Academy of Preachers and involved with the Academy and the National Festival since 2010. Mitchell Gieselman will present the April 13, 2016 Andiron Lecture, “The Prophets of Penzance: The Wesleys Take Cornwall and Bristol (and They’re Probably Way Cooler than You Thought).”

The National Festival of Young Preachers, sponsored by the Academy of Preachers, is the most ecumenical preaching event in the country. A broad range of denominations are represented including, but not limited to, Ethiopian Orthodox, United Methodist, Roman Catholic, Assembly of God, Disciples of Christ, Lutheran, Pentecostal, non-denominational, African Methodist Episcopal, AME Zion, Baptist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ. The Festival is designed for young preachers between the ages of 14 and 28 who aspire to be preachers of the gospel.

The Academy of Preachers is an ecumenical initiative launched in 2009 through a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment and energized by the conviction that preaching is a vocation of public and social significance, a calling worthy of our very best and brightest young people. The Academy of Preachers is a trans-denominational organization whose mission is to identify, network, inspire and support young people who sense God’s leading into a vocation of gospel preaching. For more information go to:

* 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: 



* 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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