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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

* TIAA-CREF Retirement Planning Seminar

TIAA-CREF will be conducting a Financial Education Seminar for employees on Tuesday, March 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall 253, Ridgway University Center.

This seminar may help you simplify your retirement by discussing:
•         Potential hazards in planning for an enjoyable, comfortable retirement
•         Getting to where you need to be
•         Funding the financial strategy that fits your personal needs
•         Keeping your retirement investing on track
•         Determining if you have enough for your retirement income needs
•         How TIAA-CREF financial solutions can help you plan for -- and live well in -- retirement.

For more information, please go to:  

SIGN UP TODAY:  Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling Erin Robertson at 1-866-578-4221, ext 25-6209.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.


Upcoming Events

* Mentoring Series Luncheon Planned for Thursday

Please join us for the final Student-Alumni Mentoring Speaker Series luncheon for this academic year on Thursday, March 15 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be a local UE alum and HR Manager presenting on the topic, "More Than Just Salary, What About Benefits." If you wish to reserve a boxed lunch for the event, please email by Monday, March 12 at noon.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 15, for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.


Info You Should Know

* Tornado Relief: How You Can Help

If you want to help the areas of Southern Indiana devastated by last Friday's tornados, UE's Office of Religious Life received the following information from the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Cash is the most helpful gift right now. Send donation to the Indiana Conference Disaster Response through your local church treasurer, or through the United Methodist Committee on Relief online at

For southern Indiana in-kind donations, take them to 700 Patrol Road, Jeffersonville, Indiana off Hwy. 62. Open 24/7. Office phone is 812-287-0090 or 812-287-0026. Items needed include safety supplies, work gloves, gloves (mitral), N95 masks, dust masks, and tubs for supplies.


Right now, the Volunteer Reception Center needs people with disaster response training. Call the reception center before you leave home as volunteer needs are still being assessed. The Volunteer Reception Center is located at 723 Spring Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 812-287-0519, 812-287-0522, 812-287-0523, or 812-287-0521. 


In a week or so, other volunteer groups will be needed for cleanup and repair. Volunteer opportunities will be announced on the conference web page ( under disaster response and VIM as information becomes available. You can also call 219-464-1447 for volunteer opportunities. 

* Spring Break Hours for Bookstore

The Bookstore will be closed the Saturdays of Spring Break, March 3 and 10.  We will have regular store hours Monday-Friday during the week of Spring Break which are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday 8 4:30 p.m.

* Fitness Center Hours for Spring Break 2012

Friday, March 2 -  6:30 to 7:00 p.m. (no evening swim)
Saturda,y March 3  and Sunday, March 4 – Closed
Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 -8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(No fitness classes and pool will be open depending on  guard availability only )
Saturday, March 10  and Sunday, March 11- Closed
Monday, March 12 –normal hours resume at 6:30 a.m.



* Evansville Men's Golf Plays First Round Of Samford Intercollegiate

In Monday’s spring opener, the University of Evansville men’s golf team wrapped up the first round of the 2012 Samford Intercollegiate in tenth place entering Tuesday’s final round at Hoover Country Club.

Scheduled to play two rounds, the Aces were unable to finish the last few holes of their second round and will complete it on Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m.  with the final round set for 8:30.

Griffin Wood had the top round of the day for Evansville, shooting a 3-over 75 en route to a tie for 15th place.  Michael Sainz was two strokes behind, carding a 77 while Andrew Luo also shot a solid 6-over 78.

Parker Hensley recorded an 81 in the opening round while Quinn Vilneff was a shot behind with an 82.

Evansville was one of three schools who did not finish up their second round on Monday.

Of the teams that did complete both rounds, host Samford leads the way by eight strokes over Davidson.  Samford shot a 579 while Davidson finished with a 587.  Sam Houston State notched a 589 and enters the final round in third place.


* UE Softball Heads South for Eight Game Road Trip

The 3-3 University of Evansville softball team will spend the next seven days on the road, leaving today for an eight-game spring break trip. The Purple Aces first head to El Paso, Texas, for a four-game series against the UTEP Miners. From there the Aces will travel to Auburn, Ala., to take on Louisiana Tech, Drexel, Auburn and George Washington in the 2012 War Eagle Classic, hosted by Auburn.

After starting the season with a 2-0 sweep at Alcorn State, the Aces are most recently coming off a 1-3 showing at the UE Tournament on February 25-26. UE dropped a pair of one-run decisions to Butler (3-4) and UMKC (2-3) while splitting with Detroit (2-1, 3-4).

As a team, the Aces are hitting .305 at the plate, averaging 5.5 runs and 8.3 hits per game. Freshman Kayla Fortner leads the team with a .444 average, tallying eight hits and three RBI on the season. Senior Amy Gaertner is closely behind, hitting .438 with seven hits and five runs scored.

Junior transfer Sarah Patterson has seen the most time in the circle so far, tossing 18.0 innings with two complete game appearances. Patterson owns a 1.94 ERA and leads UE’s staff with 17 strikeouts. Recording her first outing of the season at the UE Tournament, sophomore Taylor Perry has yet to give up an earned run, scattering six hits while picking up seven strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work so far.

* MVC Names 2012 Scholar-Athlete Teams - Colt Ryan Honored Once Again

= Colt Ryan of Evansville highlights a list of 13 student-athletes honored as part of the 2012 MVC Scholar-Athlete Teams, announced today by the league office. Last Thursday, the junior from Batesville, Ind., was tabbed the league’s Prairie Farms Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Voting for the 2012 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team was conducted by league’s sports information directors.

Ryan is the second Evansville player to earn Prairie Farms Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors -- the program began in 2002. [Jason Holsinger shared the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award with SIU’s Bryan Mullins in 2009.] Ryan has a 3.31 cumulative GPA in accounting. In addition to earning first-team Scholar-Athlete honors, Ryan also earned first-team all-MVC honors, after being named to the all-MVC Second Team last season.

Ryan is joined on the first-team unit by Indiana State’s Jordan Printy (a repeat first-team MVC selection), Bradley teammates Charonn Woods and Walt Lemon, Jr.; Illinois State’s Jon Ekey; and UNI’s Chip Rank.

The second-team unit consists of Nathan Scheer and Isaiah Rhine of Missouri State; Lucas Eitel of Indiana State; Jake Eastman of Bradley; and Jordan Clarke of Drake.

The criteria for the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete Team voting parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Capital One Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (4.0 scale). Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution. He must have played in 75 percent of his team’s games, or played in the State Farm MVC Championship this past week.



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