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Thursday, December 15, 2011

* Don't Forget the Campus Christmas Carry-In!

Don’t forget that the Campus Christmas Carry–in is set for Friday, December 16! It will be in the Ridgway University Center Dining Hall from noon to 1:15 p.m. Sodexo will provide meat, plates, utensils, drinks, cups, ice, and napkins. Please bring your favorite dish.  

* 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 Thursday, December 15 in Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Center for Fine Arts.  The concert begin at 6:30 p.m. and is 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

* Timecard Entry for January 6 Payroll

As employees will not return from the Christmas holiday break until after the normal time card entry deadline of Saturday, December 31 for the January 6 bi-weekly payroll, the Office of Human Resources is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the pay period December 18 to 31 by Wednesday, December 21.  Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 22.  Time approval for supervisors will remain open until noon on Tuesday, January 3.

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

* Attention Employees: Payrolls During Holiday Break

The December 23 bi-weekly and December 30 monthly payrolls will once again fall during our Christmas holiday break. The bi-weekly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday morning, December 23.  The monthly payroll will 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 Human Resources will be closed during the holiday break, you will not receive a courtesy email 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.

* Attention Administrators and Support Staff: Are You Interested in Visiting Harlaxton College in 2012?

UE staff and administrative employees have the opportunity to participate in a professional development program at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, for a week during an academic semester or as part of a group experience with scheduled programming during the summer.  A summer session is scheduled for July 27-August 3, 2012. The number of participants will be subject to University budget considerations and Harlaxton College capacity.

The program goals for participants are:
• To understand more fully the University’s global mission
• To enhance their ability to relate to students and parents the value of a Harlaxton and study abroad experience
• To understand the organizational structure of Harlaxton
• To establish relationships with Harlaxton personnel
• To reflect on how their own personal development through their Harlaxton experience is similar to students’ experiences
• To provide an opportunity for cross-cultural education Program options

Applications and additional information are available for download on AceLink under the Harlaxton area ( or by contacting Earl Kirk at  Those interested in attending the Harlaxton Semester Immersion Session or the Summer Immersion Session, should complete the application and forward it to Earl Kirk in the Office of Study Abroad in Room 263 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

Application Deadlines:
Spring 2012: January 13, 2012; Summer 2012: February 1, 2012; Fall 2012: April 13, 2012.

* 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. 

* 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




* Greg Rawski

Congratulations to Greg Rawski, associate professor of management in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, on being selected as the recipient of this year’s Exemplary Teacher Award. President Kazee announced the honor yesterday at Winter Commencement.

Each year, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church presents the Exemplary Teacher Award to recognize excellence in teaching at United Methodist Church-related institutions of higher education. 

For more on Dr. Rawski and the Exemplary Teacher Award, please click here:

* Anna Zull Earns Prestigious Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

The University of Evansville is proud to recognize senior Anna Zull as its most recent winner of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Zull, a Spanish major, will study next spring though the Institute for Foreign Study-Butler at the Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Heredia, Costa Rica, where she will pursue coursework in Spanish literature, culture, and language. 

The Gilman International Scholarship is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Scholarship Program seeks to diversify US students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Specifically, the Gilman program offers scholarships to highly qualified student populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.

Zull is the eighth University of Evansville student to have received the competitive Gilman International Scholarship since 2008.  Rachel Cochran, an English major, is currently a Gilman Scholar at the University of Hyderabad in India, and Mary Pugh is currently using her Gilman Scholarship to support study toward her major in Spanish at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, in Managua. 

At the University of Evansville, international education is at the heart of the institutional core purpose: to provide life-transforming experiences that prepare students to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens.  



* Aces Set To Compete In Christmas Invitational

The University of Evansville’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are set to compete in the Christmas Invitational in Cleveland, Miss., this weekend.  The Purple Aces will be facing off against Limestone, Mars Hills and host Delta State during the three-day tournament, which kicks off on Friday morning.

The Aces return to the pool after nearly a month since last competing in the Hilltopper Invitational on November 18-20, where the women's squad notched a third place while the men's team finished second.

At the Hilltopper Invitational,  freshman, Michelle Tipton led the women’s team with a first place finish in the 200-yard free in 1:51.90.  Seniors Alex Howard and Hannah Quast, junior Michea Reinitz and freshman Samantha Montgomery took a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:38.45. Tipton also placed second in the 500-yard free with a final time of 5:00.36. In the 50-yard free, Reinitz took second with a time of 24.27. On the boards, senior Ashley Altmeyer took second in the 1-meter diving with a total of 205.60 points.  Junior Sadie Wells claimed the top score in the 3-meter finals, scoring 278.10.

Senior Jacob Harrington led the men’s team with a first place spot in the 200-yard free with a final time of 1:42.86.  Juniors Alex Seward and Kyle Tiemann, Harrington and sophomore Daniel Musselwhite wrapped a meet with a second place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:05.76. For men’s diving, sophomore diver Mallet Reid highlighted day one for the Aces, taking the highest finish of the day with a third place score of 269.25 on the 1-meter.



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