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Friday, December 9, 2016

What's Happening Today

* 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.


* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Rental books due back today

This is a reminder that books rented through the UE Bookstore are due back in the bookstore no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14 - the last day of Buyback. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore. Late fees are applied after the due date.

* 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

* Online access to Chronicle of Higher Education

The Office of Academic Affairs and University Libraries are pleased to announce that a site license to the Chronicle of Higher Education is available to all students, faculty, and staff. Read the detailed instructions to find out how to access the Chronicle. Contact Robb M. Waltner at if you have any questions.

* 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.



* 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.



* Volleyball inks three for next season

University of Evansville head volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion has announced the addition of three student-athletes to the Purple Aces squad for the 2017 campaign. His latest class includes three Indiana products - Lauren Murray, Cassie Brooks, and Adeline Payne.

Adeline Payne comes to Evansville from Nineveh, Indiana, where she is a right side hitter at Franklin Community High School. She has been a part of three conference championship teams in her high school career along with one sectional championship. In 2014, she helped her junior varsity team to an undefeated campaign.

“Her presence in our program will add versatility and athleticism to our roster. Addie can play all three attacking positions, and is someone with the right attitude to improve and focus on long term development,” Aces head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “She will fit perfectly with our fast pace offensive system. She has unique raw potential that we look forward to work with.”

A member of the National Honor Society, Payne was an AB honor roll player in all four seasons and accumulated four academic letters. She has received a Medal of Excellence in anatomy, French, psychology, and economics. Payne has excelled in her studies throughout her entire time in school, being named to the Honor Roll since middle school. She plans on majoring in Pre-Med at Evansville.

Cassie Brooks and Lauren Murray are each natives of Indianapolis. Brooks is a defensive specialist at Cathedral High School where she was named to the PrepVolleyball Defensive Dandies list. A member of the AVCA Under Armour Watch List, she was one of just 19 in the nation to be named to PrepVolleyball’s Indispensable DS List.

“She has the potential to become one of the best defensive players in the Conference. Coming from such a high level high school program, and playing around some of the best in-state players out there, has taking her to new heights,” Concepcion commented. “We strongly feel that Cassie is capable of enhancing our ball control right away. Aside from her volleyball skills, she has an incredible winning attitude that would be immensely beneficial for our locker room and gym culture.”

On the court, Brooks helped her team win the 2015 and 2016 4-A State High School Championship. Her 2015 squad was also the High School National Champion. She was a 2015 All-City honoree for her efforts. In the classroom, Brooks is an equally impressive performer. An Academic All-State student-athlete, Brooks’ 2015 team won the AVCA High School Team Academic Award. Her intended major at UE is business.

Lauren Murray makes her way to southwest Indiana from Tindley Accelerated School. A 2-time 1-A Sectional Champion, Murray was an All-City Honorable Mention. Murray is a versatile player who led her team in digs, aces, and receptions in all four years of high school. She was part of the 2013 AVCA Phenom List and served as a libero for Team Indiana Volleyball Club. She looks forward to arriving on campus where she will major in physical therapy.

“An emotionally intelligent person on and off the court who represents the type of high academic student athlete that all coaches aspire to have in a team environment,” Concepcion explained. “Her speed and first contact ability will provide depth to our back row play. It will be great to see Lauren transfer her commitment and dedication from the classroom to the gym, in order to become a student of the game.”

With other signees expected during the regular signing period in early 2017, the Aces are looking at an incoming class of 5-7 student-athletes.


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