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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

* Winter baccalaureate in Neu Chapel this afternoon

UE's winter baccalaureate ceremony will be Wednesday, December 14 at 1:15 p.m., in Neu Chapel. This interfaith religious service will serve as a time to reflect, give thanks, and offer prayers for graduates and the world's future hope. Degree candidates who plan to participate in the baccalaureate processional are asked to gather with faculty members and administrators in the lower level of Neu Chapel by 1:00 p.m.; please bring your cap and gown. There will be open seating for friends and family who plan to attend the service. All are welcome.


What's Happening Today

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Alumni association plans reception to congratulate new grads

The UE Alumni Association invites new graduates, their family and friends, plus faculty and staff to an informal reception following today's commencement ceremony. Held in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center, the reception begins at 4:00 p.m. Congratulations and welcome winter graduates!


Info You Should Know

* SOC 105 available this winter session

Would you like to get ahead in credit hours, take a general education course, finish missing requirements, or complete electives? SOC 105- Introduction to Sociology is available this winter session!

This is an introductory course designed to increase your knowledge of sociology and its concepts and theories. We will explore the basic social institutions, systems of inequality, and social forces that shape our world. There are no prerequisites for SOC 105 and it fulfills Outcome 9 and Overlay B in general education.

For more information, contact associate professor of sociology Mari Plikuhn at

* Spring rush help needed in UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore is looking for a person to help during spring rush, which is the first two weeks of January. Duties would include register help and store stocking, as well as other duties. Ideally the person would work eight hours a day. Please contact the UE Bookstore if interested at ext. 2679.

* United Parcel Service reminder

UE departments that wish to use UPS services are reminded to set up a UPS account for their department by calling the UPS Evansville Customer Center at 800-742-5877 for assistance.

Also, please destroy any old UPS forms that may be laying around your area or return them to mail services. Since UE mail services no longer processes UPS out bound parcels, the use of an old UPS form will likely result in a $25 UPS additional service fee to your department.

For questions, please contact Kim Winsett at or ext. 2940.

* Phi Beta Delta student nominations

Students! Have you recently received an e-mail regarding your nomination for Phi Beta Delta?

If you are a current senior, have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA, and have studied abroad for one consecutive month or longer, or are an international student, you should have received an e-mail stating your eligibility for the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. Please check your e-mail and respond indicating whether or not you are accepting your nomination. The deadline is quickly approaching, so make sure to act now!

If you have any questions, please contact Greta Becker at  

* Student input wanted for Student Zone on MyUE campus portal

Make your life easier by setting as your landing page:

• Icons for frequently used UE websites are organized in one place.
• View your calendar.
• Important announcements you don’t want to miss (like critical deadlines for students) are separated from information about events, news articles, etc.
• Get Flush Flash electronically!

The portal includes the Student Zone, and we need your input. Submit jokes, cartoons, memes, quotes, pictures, or other appropriate (as in clean!) content of interest to all students to

Congratulations to freshman Sydney Fritch, who entered the December drawing by offering submissions to the Student Zone. She won a $100 gift certificate to the UE Bookstore. Watch for information about our spring semester drawing when we return in January.

* 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.

* 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

* Attention employees: payrolls during holiday break

The bi-weekly payroll for Friday, December 30 will be direct deposited on the morning of December 30. The monthly payroll for December 31 will be also be direct deposited on Friday, December 30. As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on the morning your pay is direct deposited.

Since the Office of Accounting/Payroll will be closed during the holiday break at the time of the bi-weekly and monthly payrolls on December 30, you will not receive a courtesy e-mail notification that your pay advice is available. However, you may log on to WebAdvisor and view/print your pay advice or contact your bank to confirm the deposit into your bank account.

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



* Jill Griffin named finalist for 2017 ATHENA award

Congratulations to Jill Griffin, executive director of the Institute for Global Enterprise at UE, who has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2017 ATHENA Award in Evansville.

The recipient will be named during a luncheon February 24 at Old National Events Plaza.

Founded in 1982, ATHENA International is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that supports, develops and honors female leaders. This international award program recognizes women for leadership and mentoring. Winners are selected based on both their own accomplishments and on their efforts to support other women.

* WUEV's Rated G nominated for award

WUEV's Saturday morning children's program, Rated G, has been nominated for Best Morning Show at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards! Congrats to producers Elisa Hoover and Mason Wilhite as well as all the students on the show for their hard work.

* Williams publishes article on color defining

Krista Williams, assistant professor of French, has had an article published in Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America 37 (2016), 1-35. Her article, entitled “A New Typology of Color Term Defining Strategies,” treats defining methods used for color terms in dictionaries of French and English.

In addition to its descriptive nature, this typology serves as a model for other semantic domains. As the words in one domain are typically assigned to a single editor (or group of editors), this method of cataloging strategies can be useful to lexicographers working in many areas.

* Young Kim publishes paper in International Area Studies Review

Young Kim, Igleheart Chair in Political Science and director of international studies, recently published a paper titled “Anti-Americanism in East Asia: Analyses of college students’ attitudes in China, Japan, and South Korea” in the peer-reviewed academic journal, International Area Studies Review.

He has conducted a cross-national survey in China, Japan, and South Korea. The research was able to be done thanks to the financial support of the Austin S. Igleheart Family Endowment and the Global Scholars Program of the Institute for Global Enterprise at the University of Evansville.

Read the paper to see the details of his research.



* UE faculty and staff complimentary ticket requests

UE faculty and staff may now begin requesting their two complimentary tickets for all home Men's and Women's Basketball games through January 4. Please remember your UE ID when coming to the Carson Center. 


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