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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Upcoming Events

* Retirement reception for Julia Zuber planned for Friday, June 3

Julia Zuber, student loans clerk in the Office of Student Accounts, is retiring after 22 years of service! The campus community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Julia on Friday, June 3. The event is planned from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the lobby of Olmsted Administration Hall. Please stop by to congratulate Julia on her retirement.

Info You Should Know

* Join the UE Dragon Boat team

It's not too late to join the UE Dragon Boat team! Stop by the Fitness Center desk today from noon-6:00 p.m. and find out more race day information. Our first time trial will at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, June 4, at Deaconess Sports Park, located at 6800 North Green River Road in Evansville. Contact la87@evansville.edu for more information.

* Federal student tax scam alert

One of the newest tax scams making the rounds is directed at college and university students and involves what's called a federal student tax.

Here is how it works. A call is made directly to a student. The caller has some piece of information that links the student to the call, something like the name of the college or university they attend, or a more personal item, all of which is used to make the call seem more real.

The caller then tells the student they owe a federal student tax, which is something that does not exist, but the caller is very well equipped to make the student believe it does. While the student is trying to understand what the caller is talking about, the caller demands money and wants it wired through untraceable methods. And then, if confronted by the student, the caller makes threats to report the student to the police, the IRS, or whatever agency or person they think will make the student bolt into action and send a payment or provide personal information, both of which should never be done.

So, what to do? Be aware of the federal student tax scam, talk to your kids or grandkids, and understand the best course of action when you or your student gets one of these calls is to just hang up. But that does not always end the process. We are warning students that a caller who has been rebuked may have someone else call again, with an even graver message. However, with the knowledge that the federal student tax does not exist and that the IRS does not make these types of calls (the IRS will send a letter first if anything is owed), students, parents, and grandparents can be more empowered to discuss and handle these situations.

If you or a student you know receives one of these calls, make sure it is reported to the IRS. And, tell your friends; they may be the next targets for this tax scam.

Athletics

* Men's basketball Shooting Skills Camp set for this weekend June 3-4

This weekend, June 3-4, the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball program will host a Shooting Skills Camp. It will be held at the Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility on the UE campus.

The camp is for kids entering grades 1-12 and runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on both days.

The Shooting Skills Camp will focus on fundamentals and technique of becoming a better shooter. Campers will receive a t-shirt, basketball, and lunch.

Registration on Friday begins at 8:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Kavon Lacey at 812-488-2757 or at kl82@evansville.edu.
 

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