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Thursday, December 8, 2016

What's Happening Today

* Free coupons for Spice Cafe

Students in Marketing Class 325 will be offering FREE coupons for Spice Café at a table in Ridgway University Center lobby TODAY - December 8 - from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. With the coupon, you can buy one meal at the Spice Café and get one free!  

* UE Bookstore Buyback and sale

Just a reminder that the semester ending Book Buyback runs from now until December 14. If you're selling books please bring your student ID with you. You'll get cash on the spot for anything you sell regardless of where you purchased it. Also during Buyback, the Bookstore is offering 20 percent off all clothing and gift purchases. Stop in and get some cash and save some money during Buyback.

* Don't miss today's free hot chocolate bar!

A hot chocolate bar is set for today in Cafe Court. This event is part of Exam Treats, free events for UE students to help fuel them through final exams. You must show UE student ID to enter.



Info You Should Know

* 2017 TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions in the coming months. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in Room 208 in the University Libraries.

Sessions are planned for:

  • January 10
  • February 15 and 16
  • March 21
  • April 12 and 13
  • May 16
  • June 14 and 15
  • July 11
  • August 16 and 17
  • September 12
  • October 11 and 12
  • November 14
  • December 13 and 14
* School of Public Health changes its name

The School of Public Health has changed its name to the School of Health Sciences. The programs in the unit include athletic training, clinical laboratory science, exercise science, health services administration, and public health.

* Fitness Center hours for finals week

New hours for the Fitness Center will start on Wednesday, December 7. The schedule will be:

  • December 7-9: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • December 10-11: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • December 12-14: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • December 15-16: 8:-- a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • December 17-18 – Closed
  • December 19-21: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • December 22: 8:00 a.m.-noon

Open swim pending guard availability.

* Additional section opened for WRTG 205 for spring 2017

If you are in need of a general education course that satisfies Outcome 5 and a Writing across the Curriculum overlay (E), be aware that the Department of Creative Writing has opened an additional section of WRTG 205, Introduction to Creative Writing (section 03) for spring 2017. This course will give students a chance to write and revise poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in a class of 15 participants. First come, first served!

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Bone, associate professor of creative writing, at

* Timecard entry for December 30 payroll

As employees will not return from the Christmas holiday break until after the normal time card entry deadline of Saturday, December 24, for the December 30, bi-weekly payroll, the Office of Accounting/Payroll is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the pay period December 11-24 by Wednesday, December 14. Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 15.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.

* What to do if you see a chemical spill on campus

If you see an oil, antifreeze, or other chemical spill on campus, report it to the UE Department of Safety and Security at 812-471-6911. Spills can enter storm drains and end up polluting the river. To prevent spills from a vehicle, keep it well-maintained. Fix any fluid leaks promptly and make sure to clean up any spills from your vehicle.

* UE distribution services Christmas break adjustments

Note the following mail services, central receiving, and copy services adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help ensure there is sufficient time to transport mail for processing, complete campus deliveries, and copy service requests before campus is closed for the Christmas break (Friday, December 23-Monday, January 2).

A campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification is being distributed to departments the week of December 12, via campus mail to be returned to distribution services, if someone will be available at the routine department mail/receiving delivery locations to receive and sign for mail or shipments on Thursday, December 22.  Departments are asked to respond no later than Monday, December 19.

Mail Services Adjustments
Mail will be delivered to offices that have responded to the campus distribution services delivery reminder notification that will have someone available at the designated department mail delivery location to receive and sign for mail on Thursday, December 22. 

Campus mail will be delivered to administrative offices (student accounts, registrar, accounting and audit, financial aid, and president’s office) on Thursday, December 22.

All outgoing USPS mail/parcels must be in UE mail services for transport to Data Mail on December 22, no later than 1:00 p.m.

Those needing to mail a letter, etc. after 1:00 p.m. on December 22 or during Christmas break may do so by taking their mail to the post office and paying for the postage via a UE Pcard.

Post offices will be closed Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2.

UPS Information:
UPS is closed Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2.

Central Receiving Adjustments
Receiving will deliver to offices that have responded to the campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification saying that someone will be available at the designated department mail/delivery location to receive deliveries on Thursday, December 22.

Packages will not be accepted in receiving after 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22-Monday, January 2.

In-house supply orders received prior to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, will be delivered on the afternoon run of Thursday, December 22.

In-house supply orders received after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, will be delivered on Tuesday’s afternoon run, January 3.

Copy Services Adjustments
Plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as copy services will be closed December 23-January 2.

Distribution services will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 3.

For distribution services questions, contact the following:

Mail Services -

Copy Services -

Central Receiving -




* Birth Announcement - Luke Gregory Rawski

LukeCongratulations to Greg Rawski, School of Business dean, and his wife Lindsay on the birth of their son Luke Gregory Rawski. Luke was born Monday, December 5, and was seven pounds, six ounces. His two big sisters Izzy and Kate, along with big brother Jackson, welcome him home.

* Morales wins Artistic Eye category of study abroad photo contest

The results from the study abroad photo contest are in! Monica Morales is the winner of the Artistic Eye category. She took her picture in the Scottish Highlands during the spring of 2016.

"This was a spontaneous weekend trip to Scotland that completely blew me away,” explained Morales. “I had never seen such beauty as the Highlands of Scotland. There is such a serene, peaceful and joyful feel to the environment. It is a place where you can become one with nature; there are no other people around, just you and the great outdoors.”

Morales’s winning photograph was taken while she was on a tour along the valley of mountains.

“I am grateful that this picture really captures the essence and outstanding beauty of the place. I connected with what Henry David Thoreau once stated – ‘we need the tonic of wildness’ - to become more human."

To view Morales’s photo, go to the UE study abroad Facebook page.

* Sanders wins Your University category of study abroad photo contest

The results from the study abroad photo contest, Your University, are in! The winner is Holly Sanders. She studied at the University of Salamanca, Spain, during the spring of 2015.

"One weekend, my program director arranged for a local professor to give my cohort a guided tour of the historical buildings of the University of Salamanca, which was established in 1218,’ said Sanders. “It is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest university in Europe.”

She noted that on the tour “we walked the same halls as important historical figures such as Christopher Columbus and Miguel de Cervantes.

“The Historical Library is usually viewed through a locked glass door,” Sanders said, “as it contains many important documents that date back as far as the 15th century, and proper preservation is essential. The professor who was guiding our tour was able to get access to the library, and my cohort got to go inside. Standing in a room full of history and looking at a hand-written document that had been preserved from the late 1400s was an incredible experience and very humbling.”

“Coming from a young country like the US, it's hard to fathom the rich history of the world until you see it for yourself."

You can see Sanders's winning photo on the UE study abroad Facebook page.



* West Side Night and Jim Crews Day announced for January 2017

Two great events have been announced for January 2017. West Side Night and Jim Crews Day will be held at the Ford Center in conjunction with University of Evansville Men’s Basketball games against UNI and Southern Illinois.

One of the most popular promotions from last season makes its return to the Ford Center on New Year’s Day as West Side Night will be held on January 1 when the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team takes on UNI.

The game will also promote awareness of Logan's Promise with the team sporting their orange jerseys in the contest. Two great giveaways will be held that day as 1,000 t-shirts will be given out as well as 500 Logan’s Promise mini basketballs.

West Side fans can pick up vouchers to purchase $5 tickets to the game at several locations throughout the west side of Evansville. These are the only places to pick up these vouchers. The sponsor locations include: First Bank, Leroy’s Tavern, Tracy Zeller Jewelry, Banterra Bank, Marx BBQ, St. Phillips Inn, Hacienda, DiLegge’s, Johnson, Carroll, Norton, Kent & Goedde, Pet Food Center, Azzip Pizza, and Donut Bank.

In celebrating the west side theme, the Mater Dei and Reitz mascots as well as cheerleaders will be on hand. The Mater Dei band will also be playing at the game.

An all-time greats in University of Evansville Men’s Basketball program history will be honored for his contributions as Jim Crews Day will be held on Saturday, January 14, when the Purple Aces take on Southern Illinois at the Ford Center.

Crews coached at UE from 1985 through 2002, accumulating 294 victories. He led the Purple Aces to four NCAA Tournament appearances and two berths in the NIT. The 1999 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year was also named the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year on three occasions.

“Coach Crews has been a mentor to me as a player and a coach and it means a lot to me personally to be able to honor him,” head coach Marty Simmons said. “He set the blueprint for success at UE and we work each day to build upon the foundation that he built.”

Another former player under Crews, Curt Begle, echoed those sentiments.

“One thing that Coach Crews instilled in us as players was that the team and program were bigger than any one person. He had so many great influences on so many people. Whenever I was challenged in life, I was always able to reflect on the lessons that I learned under Coach Crews.”

He led the Aces to nine-consecutive non-losing seasons from 1985 through 1995. Over that span, his teams won 20 or more games five times.

Crews will be on hand at the game, which will feature special recognition, which will be announced at a later date.

Former players from the Crews era are welcomed back to the game and will be given complimentary tickets to the contest. The game will also be alumni day. Alums from the University of Evansville will be able to purchase tickets through the alumni association by visiting the UE Alumni Day at Men's Basketball website.


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