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Monday, July 30, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Dance Team Auditions

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team invites all eligible students to audition for the Dance Team for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions will be held on August 30 from 8 pm to 10 pm and August 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The first day of auditions will consist of learning a short, choreographed dance and practicing technique. The second day will consist of showing examples of required technique, preforming the choreographed routine, showcasing 1 minute of original original choreography to music (this should be prepared prior to auditions), and a short interview. Auditions will be held in the Small Gym of the Carson Center.

Information about the 2012-2013 season will be provided at the call out meeting on August 27 from 9 pm to 10 pm in Room 113, Carson Center.

A private or video audition may be arranged if needed and will be allowed at the discretion of the coaching staff.

There is a $20 audition fee. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing during auditions. Footwear is required.

More information is available at

Please contact Coach Arata with any questions or concerns at or 502-689-4085. We hope to see you at auditions!


Info You Should Know

* Attention New Employees - Last Summer Pcard Training Session Is August 10

New at UE?  Be sure to get signed up for the last Summer Pcard Training Session on Friday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Physical Plant Conference Room. Reserve your spot today by contacting Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or email at

* Health Tip: Summer Barbeque Made Healthier

Cookouts, BBQ’s and other summer gatherings are often filled with unhealthy foods like processed meat, chips and desserts. Nutritious choices are sometimes hard to come by, plus, you may feel left out if you opt for something healthier while everyone else is digging in.  Plan ahead then set the example.  A healthy BBQ can include salads, veggies with fresh dip, or even a make-your-own parfait bar.

The wellness nurse is in Krannert Lobby on Monday, July 30, 1 -3 p.m. 

* ACES Flexible Spending Account - Annual Election Limit Increased to $5000

The ACES  health care flexible spending account limit was reduced from $5000 to $2500 for 2012-13 to comply with regulations in President Obama's 2010 Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  After our plan year began on June 1, the University received guidance that the implementation of this particular mandate in the healthcare law has been delayed.  Therefore, the University of Evansville is providing an opportunity for benefit-eligible employees to:
•         Change your 2012-13 ACES flex healthcare election amount up to a maximum of $5000 (if you are already a participant).
•         Enroll in the ACES flex healthcare plan for 2012-13 (if you are not already a participant).

If you do not wish to make any changes (to your annual election or enrollment status), you do NOT need to do anything.  If you want to make a change, please complete  an election form (available in the Office of Human Resources) and return it to Human Resources no later than Thursday, August 9. Changes to flex deductions will begin on the August 17 bi-weekly payroll and will continue through May 31, 2013.  No changes can be made until next year for the ACES dependent care flexible accounts.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions.



* Paul Bone and Rob Griffith

Congratulations to creative writing faculty Paul Bone and Rob Griffith for their recent panel appearance at the University of the South's Sewanee Writers' Conference (, where they had been invited along with editors Speer Morgan of the Missouri Review, John Irwin of the Hopkins Review, Mary Flinn of Blackbird, and Willard Speigelman of the Southwest Review to discuss the current state of literature and publishing.



* Aces' Macias and Crew Juniors Capture U-19 National Championship

University of Evansville men’s soccer player Charlie Macias is a national champion after helping the Crew Juniors (OH-S) claim the Under-19 Boys McGuire Cup for the second time in three years after an exciting come-from-behind victory over GSA Phoenix 96 Red (GA) Saturday evening. The match was played in front of a standing-room-only crowd and live FOX Soccer channel audience at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C.

The 77th edition of the McGuire Cup had all the elements of a classic match, which included a second half downpour and two world class goals from the Crew to overcome a first half deficit to take home the championship, 2-1.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships.  These champions and selected wildcard teams advance to compete in one of four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

A defender for the Aces, Macias will return to campus this fall for his sophomore season. In his rookie year campaign, the Westerville, Ohio native played in all 17 matches with six starts, totaling one goal, two points, nine shots, and three shots on goal. He also helped the Aces’ defense record three shutouts in 2011.

Evansville kicks off exhibition play Aug. 15 vs. UIndy and Aug. 19 vs. Wisconsin. The Aces open the 2012 regular season Friday, Aug. 24 when they play host to Lipscomb University at Arad McCutchan Stadium.


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