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Friday, December 16, 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.  


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

* Women's Basketball Team Looking for Manager

The women’s basketball is looking for an energetic, positive and hardworking person to be a manager for the team during the second semester. You can earn money through the work study program. Please call or email FahKara Malone at 765-491-0433 or


* Library Intersession Hours

The Libraries will be open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. until the University closes on Thursday, December 22.   

* Summary Annual Reports for Benefits

Summary Annual Reports (SAR’s) for all UE employee benefit plans are available in the Benefits section at, including recent 2010 plan year postings for the Emeriti and TIAA-CREF plans.  SAR’s provide a basic financial statement and your rights to obtain the full annual report for each benefit plan.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.

* Attention UE Cardholders

The December Pcard Cycle which began on November 22 will end on December 21.  Due to the holidays, December Pcard Statements should  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 after December 31 and before January 5.  Printed December Cycle Statements along with transaction receipts should be submitted in a Pcard Envelope and routed to your Supervisor for signature.  Note: Cardholders will not be able to reconcile 2011 December Cycle transactions as of January 5.


* 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.

* Administrative Services' Areas Closed for Lunch

Please note that the Office of Administrative Services including Purchasing, Copy Services, Mail Services, Recycling, Risk Management, and Central Receiving will be closed for a Christmas staff luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. 



* 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.  



* UE Women's Basketball Welcomes Mallory Ladd Home

Arguably one of the best players to come out of Memorial High School, Mallory Ladd has decided to transfer from Valparaiso University back home to play for Coach Oties Epps and the University of Evansville Purple Aces.

“We are delighted to welcome Mallory Ladd to our program and back home to Evansville,” said Epps. “Mallory has a tremendous work ethic and passion for the game and she is a great fit for our program. 

“Her ability to score and rebound the basketball will boost our frontcourt production, and her versatility and aggressiveness will allow us to take another step in the growth of our program.”

Ladd, who scored 1,803 points in her high school career and grabbed a school-record 1,163 rebounds, led Memorial to the 3A state championship with a 28-1 mark in her senior year. She was named Indiana Miss Basketball runner-up and was a first team all-state selection in 2011 by the Associated Press and Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

In the first month of the 2011-12 season, the 6’1 freshman forward played in six games with the Crusaders, averaging 10.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, also shooting 91.3 percent (21-23) from the free throw line.

As per NCAA transfer rules, Ladd will have to sit out one year, but will be eligible to join the Aces on the court in the second semester of the 2012-13 season.

* 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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