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Monday, January 10, 2022

Upcoming Events

* Save the Date: UE Gospel Choir Call Out Meeting

Come One, Come All!

Do you like to sing? Can you play a musical instrument (drums, bass/electric guitar, etc.)?

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Religious Life are hosting a callout meeting for all UE campus members (students and employees) who are interested to learn about UE’s new Gospel Choir.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

SOBA 170

Submit advance inquiries to

* The College Tour Watch Party – Coming up January 12!

The spring semester is coming up, and you may want an entertaining outlet during the stress and workload of your first week. Take a break and make plans to join us for The College Tour Watch Party next Wednesday, January 12! We’re inviting all students, employees, alumni, and prospective students to join us.

At 8:30 p.m., the pre-show will begin in Ridgway University Center. Show up early to get your seat, grab some free snacks from Café Court, and even take your photo on our purple carpet. At 9:00 p.m., the 30-minute episode will premiere in Eykamp Hall.

We are so excited to share this video with you, because it tells the story of what makes UE such a special place. If you can’t make it in-person, you can also join us virtually by streaming at


Info You Should Know

* SOC Race & Ethnic Relations Course Now Offered in Spring Semester

SOC 438- Race and Ethnic Relations is being offered this semester! This timely and important course will be taught mostly asynchronously, with 4 online synchronous discussion sessions and a required field trip to the Evansville African American Museum. The instructor, Dr. Michael Woodard, is a UE SOC alumnus who earned his PhD at University of Chicago. Now an emeritus professor and consultant in Atlanta, Dr. Woodard will be bringing his extensive research, teaching, and professional experience to teach Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations.

While course activities for SOC 438 will begin on Tuesday, January 18, the course must be added before THIS Friday, January 14, during the University's add/drop period. The section size is limited and by permission only. For more information or to request permission to add the course, please email Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Director of Sociology Programs at

* Consent to Receive Electronic W-2s and 1095-Cs

Consent to Receive Electronic W-2s and 1095-Cs

The Office of Accounting/Payroll will be issuing W-2s for 2021 no later than January 31, 2022. You may choose 1 of 2 options to receive your W-2:

  • Electronic W-2 – If you provide your consent, you will be able to view/print in Self-Service as soon as they are ready. Notification will be sent through AceNotes.
  • Paper W-2 – If you prefer, you can continue to receive your W-2 in the mail.

An electronic W-2 will give you earlier access than a mailed copy. It is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return as usual.

To give consent for the electronic W-2, log in to Self-Service and go to “Tax Information”. Select “Receive my W-2 only in electronic form” and save.

If you are eligible to participate in the university’s health plans, you may give consent to receive your 1095-C form electronically here also. If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2 and 1095-C, a paper copy will be mailed to your home address.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Bury at ext 2159 or

* Share your Harlaxton story!

Have you had the chance to study abroad at Harlaxton? We want to hear your story! Tell us all about your experience, and it could be a featured yourHarlaxton story on the Harlaxton website!

If you're interested in discussing your time spent studying abroad, please email Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at A small list of questions will be sent via email, and you can answer them in your own words. Some of the questions will include:

  • Which semester you studied abroad 
  • How did Harlaxton benefit your undergraduate experience?
  • What was your favorite part of studying abroad?
  • Why do you recommend studying at Harlaxton? What would be your advice to others planning to attend?
* 2022 Pcard Monthly Cycle Calendar

The 2022 Pcard Monthly Cycle Calendar is available and posted and available on My Portal on the Pcard website under Dates to Remember.

* NEW 2022 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate

NEW 2022 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate
The UE Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2022 is now available on the My UE portal under the Office of Administrative Services – Pcard, Purchasing or Travel websites under Sales Tax tab for your convenience.

* UE Jazz

Do you play guitar, keyboard, drum set, bass, trumpet, trombone, or saxophone? The UE Music Conservatory offers two ensemble experiences (chamber jazz and big band). If you are interested contact Dr. Zifer at or (812) 488-2878. Come swing with us!

* Become An RA

Interested in creating community? Getting involved? Free Housing? Apply to be an RA on UEngage by Feb.1! If you have question, email Lily Renfro (lr156) or Will McDonner (wm99) for more information.

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the UE Wind Ensemble will be January 11 and 13, 2022. The UE Wind Ensemble audition will consist of prepared excerpts, two major scales (one in a flat key, one in a sharp key), chromatic scale (practical range of instrument), and sight reading. Excerpts can be found at

Audition Schedule

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 13, 2022, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

First Rehearsal is Tuesday, January 18. 2022

Auditions are held in Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 103. Please sign up for an audition on the UE Bands bulletin board, across from FA 103.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (

* Spring Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Friday, January 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.



* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Poem

Creative Writing grad J.V. Sumpter publishes a poem in The Walled City Journal.

* UE Announces Dean's List for Fall 2021 Semester

The University of Evansville is pleased to announce that over 630 students were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2021 semester. To merit the honor of being placed on the Dean's List each semester, a student must have carried a full academic load of 12 hours or more and have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Congratulations, students!

You can find the full list on our website news.



* Aces edged by Drake in home contest

A pair of second half runs by Drake University proved to be the difference with the Bulldogs edging the University of Evansville men’s basketball team by a final of 60-59 inside the Ford Center on Saturday afternoon.

Leading by six points at halftime, the Purple Aces (4-10, 0-3 MVC) saw the lead dwindle in the opening minutes of the second half with Drake (11-5, 2-1 MVC) rallying to go up by as many as nine points midway through the final 20 minutes.  UE rallied late and came within inches of hitting a game-winner at the buzzer.

“Sometimes these tests are to see if you will crack and I know that our guys will not,” UE head coach Todd Lickliter said.  “The start of the second half was the difference but I am happy with how our guys played.  It is a game of inches, we had two shots on the rim to win it.”

Jawaun Newton tallied a game-high 21 points and 9 rebounds.  He was 8-for-11 from the field.  Shamar Givance added 18 point.  The Bulldogs were paced by a 15-point gave from Tucker DeVries.

Evan Kuhlman grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds in a single possession before converting the first basket of the game for UE to take its first lead at 3-2.  Five in a row by Shamar Givance, including a triple, extended the advantage to 8-4.  A 7-0 stretch by the Bulldogs gave them an 11-8 lead before a basket from Jawaun Newton ended the stretch.  With 12 minutes remaining, Blake Sisley put the lead back in the Aces hands with a 3-pointer.

Evansville regained momentum as the half entered the final six minutes.  With the score tied at 21-21, a 3-point play by Newton started a 12-2 run that gave UE its largest advantage of the period.  Newton added another field goal before two Emmette Page free throws made it a 28-22 score.  An excellent look by Noah Frederking found an open Evan Kuhlman at the free throw line for a bucket at the 3:36 mark before the second triple from Givance extended the advantage to 33-23.  Drake picked up the final two scores of the period to make it a 33-27 game at the break in favor of the Aces.  Givance led all scorers with 12 points in the first 20 minutes.

Triple in three consecutive possessions by the Bulldogs cut the UE lead to a pair at 38-36 in the opening minutes of the second half.  They would eventually go in front at 44-41 before a 3-point play by Newton tied it up with 11:59 left in the game.  Drake countered with a game-changing run that saw them reel off nine in a row to go up 53-44 at the 9:30 mark. 

A huge triple from Frederking ended the stretch before Newton got his squad even closer as the game closed in on the final five minutes.  He scored five in a row to cut the deficit to three at 57-54.  The Bulldogs stretched the advantage back to six with 2:39 showing on the clock before the Aces made one final charge.  Following a Sisley free throw, the UE defense forced a Bulldog miss with Newton taking advantage on the other end.  His 3-point play cut the gap to 60-58 with 1:37 left. 

On the ensuing Bulldog possession, Givance drew an offensive foul and converted a free throw to make it a one point game.  The defense got the job done once again, forcing a Drake miss to give the offense a final possession to complete the game.  Evansville had two shots come within inches of falling in the final seconds, giving Drake the 60-59 victory.

UE looks ahead to a midweek game at Bradley on Wednesday, January 12.


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