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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

* Fire Alarm Testing

On Thursday, December 15, between 8 a.m.-2 p.m., the Office of Safety and Security will be testing the fire alarms in the academic buildings. If the alarm should sound for more than a minute you will need to evacuate the building, otherwise evacuation is not required. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause!


What's Happening Today

* This week in Music - Suzuki Violin Solo Recitals

The University of Evansville Suzuki Violin Students will be performing solo recitals on Tuesday, December 13, Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15 in Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Center for Fine Arts.  The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening and are free and open to the public. In 2012 the UE Suzuki program celebrates its 40th year as part of the University and the Evansville community.


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 or Lesley Nash at 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: or 502-689-4085.


Info You Should Know

* Campus Dining Winter Break Hours

The last meal for the semester is dinner from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. The first meal back will be dinner on Sunday, January 8. Ace's Place & Jazzman's will close at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, December 14 and reopen normal hours on January 9.


* 2011 UE Mail Services Holiday Mail Coverage

Over the 2011 UE Holiday Break, UE Mail Services will pick up mail from the downtown United States Post Office and sort it on the mornings of Wednesday, December 28 and Friday, December 30 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  While mail will not be delivered to campus areas over the break, any designated department representative may pick up their respective department’s mail at 9:00 a.m. by making arrangements with Kim Winsett ( or extension 2940) or Doris Cook ( or extension 1067) between now and Monday, December, 19.  Be sure to provide a primary contact name and phone number as well as a backup contact name and phone number. 

* 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


* Grades Not Monitored Mid-Year for Scholarship/Financial Aid Renewal

As we approach the end of the fall semester, the Office of Financial Aid would like to clarify our policies regarding students’ academic performance and its connection to scholarship and financial aid renewal. The Office of Financial Aid does not monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each MAY.

Therefore, if your GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, you have the spring semester to restore your cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored in mid-year. (The exception is a student who is using a semester of conditional financial aid for fall under a specific appeal plan.) 

See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans. Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364.



* Jack DuArte

Congratulations to UE alumnus Jack DuArte '66, who recently published a new historical fiction novel titled Spitfire. The book is the third installment of DuArte’s World War II series, which also includes The Resistance and Singapore!. DuArte's books are available online at .

DuArte and his work have been featured in festivals such as the International Book Projects Passport to Literacy, the Kentucky Book Fair, and the Western Kentucky Book Fair. 

DuArte, a Vietnam War veteran, resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Susan.

* Jessica Russell-Pope

Congratulations to Jessica Russell-Pope. Her two creative nonfiction pieces, “Natural Highlights” and “Black Ties” will appear in Catfish Creek, a national undergraduate literary journal of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Jessica is a double major in creative writing and psychology and co-director of the Creative Writing Department’s Student Writers of Indiana Program.


Sympathy to...

* Family and Friends of Louise White Benton

Louise White Benton, 91, Henderson, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Redbanks nursing home. She taught harp at the University of Evansville for 33 years before retiring in 2007. She was a past member of the Evansville Philharmoni, and a life-long member of First United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the Chancel Choir and United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Billy" Benton; one son, Boyd Benton; and her parents, George W. and Mai Korb White. Survivors include one son, Bruce Benton of Lexington; and one grandson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Willard Knipp will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First United Methodist Church Choir.


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