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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

* Early Timecard Entry for December 27 Payroll

In order to process the December 27th payroll before the holiday break, the Office of Accounting & Audit/Payroll is asking all students and staff to enter and submit their time for the December 8-21st pay period by Friday, December 13th.

Supervisors are asked to approve timecards before noon on Monday, December 16th.

Please note that this is a week early so that your pay is not delayed. If you have questions, please contact Dawn Bury at ext 2159 or

* The 7th Day of Harlaxton Christmas-guess the Harlaxton facts and win a prize!

It's the 10 days of Harlaxton Christmas! Each day we will give you a chance to guess at the gifts the UE Harlaxton team has gotten this year in our work with Harlaxton to win a prize. We will present a question each day, and the person who emails the closest answer first to will get some Harlaxton swag! We will post answers the following day, so check back here each day for the 10 days of Harlaxton Christmas final facts.

Yesterday's answer was 32 countries visited by Harlaxton students in 2019!

On the 7th day of Harlaxton Christmas, my true love gave to me student states! Guess how many states Harlaxton students came from in 2019?


Upcoming Events

* Reception for Amanda Campbell

Join us in wishing Amanda Campbell best of luck as she leaves UE! There will be a reception on Friday, Dec. 13 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Dunigan Lounge, SOBA 160. Please stop by to thank Amanda for all her service to the University and to wish her luck in the future.

Submitted by Emily Wilderman

* Harold Matthews Retirement Reception

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Mark your calendars!

It's a retirement reception to honor Harold Matthews for his 34 years of dedicated service to the University of Evansville.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge
Ridgway University Center


Info You Should Know

* Engineering OPTIONS Summer Camps

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville announces open registration for its annual Engineering summer camps.

The High School Girls summer career exploration program is a week-long residential opportunity at the University of Evansville for high school girls currently in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have completed geometry.  The program begins on Sunday, June 14 and concludes on Friday, June 19.  Registration deadline is April 1.

The Middle School Girls summer career exploration program is a 3 ½ day residential opportunity at the University of Evansville for middle school girls currently in grades 6, 7, or 8.  The program begins on Sunday, June 21 and concludes on Wednesday, June 24.  Registration deadline is April 1.

The Middle School Boys summer career exploration program is a week-long day camp opportunity at the University of Evansville for middle school boys currently in grades 6, 7, or 8 and will be held daily Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26.  Registration deadline is May 1.

Participants in the Engineering OPTIONS programs will gain a better understanding of what types of opportunities are available in fields most closely related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Dependent children of University of Evansville employees are eligible for a $125 discount towards the cost of registration.  For more information and to obtain an application or apply online, see 

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* Spring 2020 Purple Friday Patrol Sign Ups Now Available!

Purple Friday Patrol: Wear Purple—Get Prizes!

Be on the lookout for the Purple Friday Patrol every week and sign up here to pass out the purple praise!

On Fridays, we wear purple, and each week, the PFP will reward students to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday.

Purple Friday Patrol Teams are made up of members of the campus community including faculty, administrators, and other interested parties, usually from the same department or group.

PFP Teams can sign up for one or more Fridays per semester and the Office of University Relations will supply Purple Swag Packs to the designated PFP Team for the week. PFP Teams are invited to add a personal touch to the swag packs, if desired. (ex. departmental swag, promo for an upcoming event, etc.)

Purple Friday Patrol Teams: What’s my responsibility?
1. Sign up for at least one Friday per semester.
2. Visit the office of University Relations in Sampson Hall during the week of your assigned Friday to pick up your Purple Swag Packs
3. Pass out the purple praise. The distribution format is up to you. You can pass out swag packs to the first few purple people you see, or you can stagger the rewards throughout the day. If you’d prefer to reward online participants, you’re free to promote on official UE social media accounts.
4. Pics or it didn’t happen. Remember, we’re trying to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday, so be sure to snap a picture with your purple people! You can either share them online through an official UE social media account if you run one, or send them to to post on the main UE social media accounts.


* Requests for Official Excused Absences During Finals

Please note that the Dean of Students office will not grant official excused absences during finals except for extreme circumstances (i.e.: death of an immediate family member, emergency surgery, etc.). Students who feel they are unable to take a scheduled final exam should work directly with their professors to discuss other possible options.

* Winter Window Competition

Come vote for your favorite winter window in the Center for Student Engagement on the second floor of Ridgway! Windows have been decorated with a winter or holiday theme with a touch of UE pride!

To vote, stop by the Residence Life desk to pick up a ballot and may the best window win!

Submitted by Kaitlyn Luczak

* Summer Sessions Payment Plan

Payment plans for summer session courses including Early Summer, Harlaxton Summer, Summer I, and Summer II are available now. Contact the cashiers in the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted rm. 105G) to set-up a payment plan. Payments can be arranged from the point of set-up to the due date of the session. There is no fee for the payment plan.

Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Reading-Study Day, May 7, 2020 to determine if financial aid is available for their summer courses.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* Reminder for all new incoming fall 2019 students~ Second dose of Meningitis B DUE by JANUARY 31st 2020!!

REMINDER! If you were a new incoming student to UE this 2019 fall semester, you must have your Meningitis B series completed and submitted to your MedProctor account by January 31st 2020. If you are going home during Thanksgiving or winter break, schedule your second dose to complete your Meningitis B series that is part of the admission requirements. This is only required for new students who entered University of Evansville FALL 2019 who has submitted only one dose of Meningitis B to MedProctor. Please call the Student Health Center at 812-488-2033 for any questions/concerns.
Trumenba- 2 doses required at least 6 months apart
Bexsero- 2 doses required at least 1 month apart

Submitted by Tara Ulrich



* David Unger publishes open access paper on fracture mechanics

David Unger, professor of mechanical and civil engineering, published the article "Visualizing the Crack Driving Force through Fluid Analogy" in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials 2019; 28:89–94. A PDF of the article can be accessed online for free.



* DeAndre Williams sweeps weekly MVC awards

In a week that saw him average 29 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, University of Evansville sophomore DeAndre Williams swept the weekly Missouri Valley Conference honors, earning the MVC Player and Newcomer of the Week awards.

“DeAndre continues to improve each game,” Purple Aces head coach Walter McCarty said.  “Most importantly, he is a great teammate who loves to compete.”

Williams had a week for the record books in leading the Purple Aces to a pair of victories while improving their season mark to 7-3.  The sophomore averaged 29 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while tallying seven assists, four blocks and two steals in 28.5 minutes of work per game.  He shot an unbelievable 88.5% (23-26) overall, 80% from outside and 88.9% from the line.  He began the week with a 21-point, 9-rebound effort in a win over Western Illinois.  Williams was 6-of-8 from the floor, 2-2 from outside and 7-7 from the line.  He dished out four assists. 

He had one of the most efficient outings in NCAA history, posting 37 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Miami Ohio on Saturday.  Williams hit 17 out of 18 field goal attempts in the game while hitting 15 shots in a row.  It was just one shy of the single game record for consecutive shots.  He also had three assists and three blocks.  His 17 attempts is tied for the most of any player in the NCAA this season.


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