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Thursday, December 8, 2011

What's Happening Today

* UE Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore will have a 15% off sale of all UE clothing and gifts Dec.7-14. Also, students selling back books during buyack can earn an extra 5-10% discount when they sell their books. Items already discounted are excluded from this promotion.  It's a great time to make it a UE Christmas for family gifts!!
 

Upcoming Events

* Habitat for Humanity Trip to Jordan Planned for May

Attention all UE students! Habitat for Humanity is searching for an additional 7 students to join the group on a trip to Amman, Jordan for a build. The group will be leaving for Amman on May 11 and returning to the U.S. on May 18. If you are interested, please contact Kendra Morehead at km287@evansville.edu or Lesley Nash at ln37@evansville.edu for further details.

* Holiday Dance Clinic

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team would like to invite you to our Holiday Dance Clinic on Friday, Dec. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m in the Maikranz Family Gym (small gym). Children ages 4 to 12 will learn a holiday dance, receive a t-shirt, have a pizza party with the team, and play games. The dance will be preformed with the team on Saturday, Dec. 17 during the halftime show at the UE vs. Tennessee Tech game. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. Youth admission is free with a scanned QR code on the Aces Pocket Schedule. All other tickets may be purchased through the Aces Athletics Ticketing Office. Pre-registration is welcomed but will also be available at the start of the clinic. The total cost of the clinic is $25.
Please direct any questions to Coach Mariel Arata: ma112@evansville.edu or 502-689-4085.
 

Info You Should Know

* Distribution Services Holiday Reminders

Since UE campus will be closed from Friday, December 23 through January 2,  please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly.  Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, January 3.

Central Receiving
- Central Receiving will be accepting shipments Thursday, December 22, until 3:00 p.m., packages will not be accepted after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, through Monday, January 2.
- Central Receiving will not be making campus deliveries over the break.
-  In-House Supply Orders received by  3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, will be delivered on Thursday afternoon.  In-House Supply Orders received after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon, January 3.

Mail Services
- The daily mail run will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011, as normally scheduled.
- All outgoing mail must be in Mail Services on Thursday, December 22, 2011 no later than 2:00 p.m. to be mailed same day.
-The United States Post Office will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 3.

Copy Services
- Please plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as Copy Services will be closed over the break.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email dc47@evansville.edu

 

* Fitness Center Hours on Day of Winter Commencement

The Fitness Center will be open from 8: a.m. to 11 a.m. on Dec. 14 because of Winter Commencement.

 

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the January 2012 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, December 14.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/Tools/EmployeeAward/

 

 

* Last Day for Recycling Program

As this semester comes to a close, so does the recycling program. Between now and Dec. 13 recyclables will be picked up as work-study student are available. After Dec. 13, recyclables will be removed by housekeeping. The recycling program is scheduled to resume after Jan. 9 when the work-study students have returned from winter recess.

 

* Harlaxton Application Deadline Extended for Fall Semester 2012

The priority application deadline for the Fall 2012 semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, has been extended until the close of final exams on Wednesday, Dec. 13.  Qualified students who apply by this date are guaranteed admission.  Applications received after this date are reviewed on a space-available basis.  For an application and full course information, visit the Study Abroad Office in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 261.  Act now to ensure your place!

The UE Study Abroad Office is also accepting applications for the 2012 five–week summer session at Harlaxton College.  Full course information and applications are available in SB 261 and are posted on the Harlaxton website: http://www.harlaxton.ac.uk/academics/curriculum/SummerSchool2012.cfm. Courses have been proposed in biology, business, cognitive science, exercise science, history, health services administration, music, nursing, political science, religion, sociology, theatre, and an inter-disciplinary option on the Beatles and Pop Culture.

Coursework will be supplemented by optional weekend travel opportunities.  Courses require a minimum of eight deposited enrollees by 20 January 2012.  Applications and deposits should be submitted in advance of the deadline to ensure your place in courses with limited enrollment and so course enrollment figures may be projected. Enrollment is determined by the order in which deposits are received.

For more information, visit the Study Abroad Office.
 

* Urgent: Voluntary Medical Device Recall

Patterson Medical Supply Inc.
Event 2540 – November 30, 2011

PRODUCT:  Triad Povidone Iodine Items:

• Povidone Iodine Swabsticks
• Povidone Iodine Prep Solutions
• Povidone Iodine Scrub Solutions

Lot Numbers: All lots (Lots beginning with 8J-8M, 9A-9M, 0A-0M, 1A-1C)

REASON:
H & P Industries, Inc. manufactured the Povidone Iodine Products without having in place a system for microbial test at the time of release, without having a system for testing of incoming components, and without having procedures designed and established to prevent objectionable microorganisms in the drug products.  Although H & P industries, Inc.’s investigation and extensive testing did not find contamination, and the products met H & P Industries, Inc. finished goods specification, H & P Industries, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all Povidone Iodine Products.

Please note - if this notice has impacted your department, please contact Mark Logel at ext. 2027 for additional information.

 

* Fitness Center Hours - December/January

Wednesday, Dec. 7; Thursday, Dec. 8; and Friday, Dec. 9: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Open Swim 12-1 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Open Swim -2-5 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 12;  Tuesday, Dec. 13; Thursday, Dec. 15; and Friday, Dec. 16: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Open Swim 12-1 p.m.) 

Wednesday, Dec. 145: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (due to Winter commencement ceremony)

Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18: CLOSED

Monday, Dec. 19; Tuesday, Dec. 20; Wednesday, Dec. 21; and Thursday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Open Swim 12-1 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 2: CLOSED

Tuesday, Jan. 3, Wednesday, Jan. 4, Thursday, Jan. 5, Friday, Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.   (No Open Swim)

Saturday Jan. 7 – CLOSED

Sunday, Jan. 8 -11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  (No Open Swim)

Monday, Jan. 9 – Normal Hours Resume - 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

****Please Note -  Open Swim depends on guard availability.
 

* Electronic W-2s for 2011

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that the W-2s will be available to view/print online thru WebAdvisor for employees and student workers beginning in January 2012.  To take advantage of this option, you must log onto WebAdvisor and select the option “W-2 Electronic Consent”. Click the first radio button to give your consent.   By giving your consent, you will receive an e-mail notification that your W-2 is ready to view/print.  You will not receive paper W-2, as the electronic W-2 will be in a format that you can print and submit with your tax return.  Among the advantages of electronic W-2’s: (1) you will have access to your W-2 a couple days earlier than a paper copy that is mailed to your home (2) you can print as many copies of the W-2 as you need.  If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2, a paper copy will be prepared and mailed to you at your home address.  Although the W-2s will not be available until the end of January 2012, we strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and give your consent early.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.  

* UrEntal Textbook Returns

Students who rented UrEntal books from the UE Bookstore for the Fall term are reminded that those books are due back in the Bookstore no later than Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.  You may return them anytime prior to that date.  Also if you bring them in during Book Buyback make sure you take your UrEntal books to the counter clearly marked as the return depot for UrEntal books.  Rental books not returned by the deadline (Dec. 14) are subject to late fees and/or replacement fees.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

 

* Bookstore Buyback Information

1. Buyback in the Bookstore runs from noon on Dec. 7 to Dec. 14. 
2. Please bring your student ID with you to sell your books.
3. You do NOT need your original receipt to sell books. 
4. Bring all components that came with your book, it may increase the value of the book.
5. You will receive CASH ON THE SPOT .. no future credits or other craziness.
6. In general, if we have an adoption for a book for next Spring you will receive generally half of the price you paid.  Other books will be paid at wholesale value which varies depending on the age of the book and its popularity.
7. Workbooks need to be clean and complete (no pages missing) to have value. 
8. You may sell books back as many times as you wish during Buyback week, one at a time or in stacks.
9. We buyback books whether used or purchased on this campus or not.  We FREELY quote any price and it is your option to sell.
 
Keep in mind during this time of the year you will receive lots of claims which may or may not be truthful.  If you have any concerns or questions you can always check our prices against anyone.  And remember books bought at our Buyback stay on this campus so that UE students can benefit from cheaper used prices.  Also during buyback we will have daily giveaways, promotions, and offer discounts on store merchandise.  All UE clothing and gift items will be 15% off BUT you can increase that discount to 20 or 25% during buyback.  We will have a grand prize drawing five straight days where you can with an XBox, Wii and other prizes.  You get one entry every time you sell a book (minimum $5 transaction) and it remains in the bin all week long.

The Spring 2012 booklist will be posted at the close of Buyback and will clearly list the availabillity of new, used or rental books in the store.  You can then reserve your books and they will be waiting for you when you come back to school in January.  If you have any questons please contact the Bookstore.
 

* Library Extended Exam Week Hours - Fall Semester 2011

•  Wednesday, December 7:   7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
•  Thursday, December 8:         7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
•  Friday, December 9:               7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
•  Saturday, December 10:      10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
•  Sunday, December 11:                  Noon – 1:00 a.m.   
•  Monday, December 12:         7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
•  Tuesday, December 13:         7:45 a.m. – Midnight
•  Wednesday, December 14: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•  Thursday, December 15:       7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•  Friday, December 16:             7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•  Saturday, December 17:       CLOSED
•  Sunday, December 18:          CLOSED


             
 

Congratulations

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of UE's cognitive science program and digital humanities laboratory, was recently invited to speak on "Information and the Structure of Philosophical Revolutions" at the Sorbonne, Paris, this coming May. He was also invited to be the United States Representative on the Philosophy of Information to the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy: Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life, to be held in Athens in 2013.

Athletics

* UE Student Athletes Spread Holiday Cheer

University of Evansville student-athletes spent Wednesday spreading holiday cheer by participating in various community service projects. Athletes from volleyball, baseball, women’s soccer, tennis, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s cross country. A few student-athletes especially got into the holiday spirit, dressing as Purple Santa, the Gingerbread Man, Buddy the Elf and Ace Purple as they visited local elementary schools.  Here’s a brief look at all the activities that took place:

Just Read!
The group visited St. Benedict Cathedral School, Holy Spirit Catholic School and Hebron Elementary to read Christmas stories and hand out candy canes and Ace Purple coloring pages to the children. Just Read!, a program of the Missouri Valley Conference is co-sponsored by State Farm Insurance and was developed in order to teach kids the importance of reading at and early age while utilizing MVC student-athletes as positive role models.

“Holiday Just Read is my favorite event of the year. It is set at the perfect time to be able to take a break from studying and help out the community by making kids smile,” said Dani Langness, women’s soccer.

Toys-For-Tots
Members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), shopped for 227 toys to be donated to local children as part of Old National Bank’s annual Toys-For-Tots program. The toys were purchased with over $1,900 collected through donations from UE student-athletes as well as proceeds from SAAC’s cookbook sale.

Toy Drop-Off At Old National Bank
SAAC members, along with Purple Santa and Buddy the Elf, delivered the Toys-For-Tots purchases to the Old National Bank drop-off, over-filling the donation bin.

“It was a really satisfying experience getting to see all the hard work the athletic department put in to raise money selling cookbooks pay off," said Kelsey Costales, women's soccer. "We raised an incredible amount of money and through that, we had the chance to buy a lot of toys and make a lot of kids happy this Christmas.”

Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Several UE student-athletes have spent time volunteering as Salvation Army bell ringers this winter too.

For photos of these events go here.

 

 

 

* UE Men's Soccer To Kick-Off Winter Coat Drive For Evansville Community

Join the Aces Men’s Soccer Program and Aces Soccer Camp to kick-off a winter coat drive for the Evansville community. Please donate a new or gently used coat to help our community stay warm this winter. With every coat donated, you will receive a raffle ticket that is good for special University of Evansville Purple Aces Soccer prizes – including Aces soccer apparel and gift certificates for 2012 Aces Soccer Camp programming.

The Aces will accept donations in the Men’s Soccer Office (located in Carson Center) from Thursday, December 1 until Monday, December 19. Donated coats can be dropped off any time during normal working hours through December 19.

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