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Thursday, January 30, 2014

* 2013 W-2s Processed

W-2 forms were processed this morning for all employees and student workers. Employees and student workers who did not provide their consent to electronic W-2’s should receive their W-2 in the mail Thursday or Friday. If you already provided consent to electronic W-2’s, you can view/print your W-2 now. Simply log on to WebAdvisor, click on Employees or Students, click on W-2 Statements, and click on the 2013 tax year.

If you have not already provided consent for an electronic W-2, it is not too late. To take advantage of the electronic W-2 option, you must log onto WebAdvisor and select the option “W-2 Electronic Consent”. Click the first radio button to give your consent. You would then receive a paper and electronic copy this year. However, beginning next year, if you continue to consent to the electronic W-2, that will be the only version you receive. Among the advantages of electronic W-2’s: (1) you will have access to your W-2 a couple days earlier than a paper copy that is mailed to your home (2) you can print as many copies of the W-2 as you need. The electronic W-2 is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159 or


What's Happening Today

* Columbia Fleece Sale at UE Bookstore

Now through February 1 the UE Bookstore is offering 15% OFF the regular price of all Columbia fleece. This includes men's and women's garments. There are two styles available for both men and women.

* Deans' List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans' List status for Autumn Semester 2013 are recognized in an exhibit at the Library. Exhibit is located in entry lobby. Students merit the honor of being named to the Deans' List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. Exhibit continues through February 7th.

* Math Spring Semester Kick-Off Party Planned for Today

We’re starting math social events off with a *Bang* with a fun math talk by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Taylor McNeill on Thursday, January 30, at 4:00pm in Koch 316. Refreshments provided. BYOFun. Following the talk will be games and merriment. All are welcome.

McNeill's talk will be on the subject of "Twisted Sisters - How a knot becomes a braid."

"What do cancer cells, the sun's corona, and your kid sister's hair have in common?" asks McNeill. "Knots! In this talk I'll give a brief introduction to knot theory, including a glimpse into its history and applications. After that we'll discuss braids and their correspondence with knots. Finally we'll show that every knot is a braid in disguise. So say "bye-bye" to those tangled earbuds and "hello" to low dimensional topology."

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, January 30, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Organizations should remember to send a representative. Meetings are open to all of campus.

* Spanish Club Meeting Set for Today

Spanish Club is having a gathering Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 in Room 131, Koch Center. We will be discussing upcoming activities for this semester and playing games. Please note that new members are welcome to attend. If interested in becoming a member, but unable to attend please email sh252.


Upcoming Events

* Prayer and Contemplation for Ron Hayes on Friday at noon in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to share in a time of prayer and contemplation this Friday in Neu Chapel from noon to 1:00 p.m. You are invited to stay for a few minutes or longer as your schedule permits. Appropriately, time has been set aside to honor and give thanks for the life of Ron Hayes who died last Friday, January 24 in Evansville. Ron volunteered in the Career Development Office and helped with Career events twice a year for the last decade and visited the campus often. He graduated from UE in 1968, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He was very proud of his education and had an affinity to the University of Evansville that will long be remembered.

Ron was born December 29, 1936 in Battle Creek, MI. He loved playing golf and had many golfing buddies. He was a member of Eagle Valley Golf Club. Ronald wrote poetry and was a handy-man (he could do it all) but his passion in life was business. He was employed by General Foods for 22 years and American Crystal Sugar for 10 years. He was a graduate from UE and loved doing volunteer work.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Mildred (Babic) Hayes and daughter, Carla Rusk.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Pamela (Hofmann) Hayes; sons, Tim Hayes, Houston, TX, Tom Hayes (Diane) Concord, NC; Michael Hayes, Lawrence, Kansas; sister, Brenda (Jerry) Sakawciz; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 31, at St. John's The Evangelist Catholic Church, 5301 Daylight Drive, Evansville, IN 47725 officiated by Father Jason Gries. Friends may visit Thursday, January 30 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Alexander North Chapel with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UE Scholarship for Women's Golf, c/o Old National Bank.

Condolences may be made online at

* Harlaxton Principal Search

Three candidates for the position of principal of Harlaxton College will be on campus during February.  Dr. Wanda Bigham will be on campus Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7.  Dr. Bigham served as president at Marycrest College and Huntingdon College.  She is currently a Senior Consultant at Academic-Search, Inc., and at Stevens Strategy, Inc.  There will be an open forum meeting with Dr. Bigham on Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  Material on Dr. Bigham may found at the AceLink site for Harlaxton College.  A copy of the position description is available at the same site.  For additional information, please contact Terri Ames.

* Join TEAM UE for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon April 19

Tie up your running shoes and join TEAM UE for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon on Saturday April 19, 2014. An informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 30 in the Fitness Center Lobby at 5:00 pm. Visit the link to view race, course and training information. Please contact Jeff Chestnut (jc56) or Angie Stauber (as547) if you are interested in participating.

* Over 100 employers at Collegiate Career Expo

Would you like access to over 100 employers at Collegiate Career Expo? This free career fair will be held on Thursday, February 13. The event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now (

Fair registration is through UE JobLink ( Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #719891.

Find a list of registered employers here:

To see a video about this Career Expo - go here.

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* February Creative Writing Coffee Hour to Feature Lisa Nikolidakis

The guest speaker for the February Creative Writing Coffee Hour will be Visiting Profess of Creative Writing Lisa Nikolidakis. The lecture is set for Thursday, February 6 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Nikolidakis, a graduate of Rutgers University, earned her PhD in creative writing from Florida State University. Her work has appeared in PANK, Harpur Palate, Necessary Fiction, The Chautauqua Review, Newport Review, River Styx, Press 53’s Open Anthology Awards (First Place, Creative Nonfiction), Night Train, and The Citron Review. She has finished her first memoir and is currently working on a collection of humorous essays.

* Free and Confidential HIV Testing on January 31

The Health Center will be having free HIV testing from 9:00 a.m. until noon on January 31. All information is confidential. Please call at 488-2033 to sign up.

* Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Travel Exhibit Opens Thursday, February 6th

A traveling exhibit - "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" -  will be hosted by the UE Libraries from February 6 - March 21. The exhibit opens February 6 at 4 pm with a lecture by local historian William Bartelt, titled "We Cannot Escape History." Bartelt is the author of There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth. Then on March 19, Assistant Professor of History Robin Sager will present a lecture on the life and times of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Civil War cross-dresser from Cuba.

Both lectures will be in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) in the Library

Bartelt's lecture will explore Lincoln’s actions in fulfilling the promise of America begun by the founders.

Sager's lecture will discuss Velazquez’s 1876 work, The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez.  Velazquez provides a dramatic recounting of her exploits as a cross-dressing soldier fighting for the Confederacy.  Though not a very good fighter, Velazquez places herself in the center of the most hotly contested battles of the war. 

For more information, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at 488-2487 or ma35.


Info You Should Know

* Lost flash drive

A flash drive was lost sometime on January 28, most likely in Ridgeway University Center. It is black and brown, like a Duracell battery. If you have it or have turned it in somewhere please contact Carissa Kepner at ck146.

* 2014 Fall Advising and Registration Information - Office of the Registrar

March 24-March 28:   Advising for summer and fall registration

March 31- April 4:   Priority Registration for summer and fall

April 20:   Summer 1 bills due

May 20:   Summer 2 bills due

* Registration for Nerd Wars Ends this Saturday!

Registration is due February 1. Nerd Wars will occur on Tuesday, February 18 in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m. Contact Jayme Williams at jw504 (or at her office, KC 238) with your team name, names of your 5 teammates, and $5.00 per person registration fee. There will be prizes for the winning team plus giveaways and refreshments for everyone! Contact Paige at ps103 if you have questions. Hurry registration ends soon!

* Apply To Be An International Orientation Leader (IOL)!

The Office of Cultural Engagement is hiring new International Orientation Leaders. We're looking for responsible, caring, and flexible student leaders who are up to the challenge of welcoming new international students to UE's campus this fall! This is a great opportunity for you to develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience to add to your resume.

Pick up an application in the Cultural Engagement Office (2nd Floor Ridgway, back of Student Life Suite) or access the application online. Applications are due February 11th to the Cultural Engagement Office.

* Sodexo Catering Manager Announcement

Sodexo would like for the Campus Community to know that Todd Megar will be assuming the role of catering manager for Sodexo during the interim.

* Quiet Study & Research @ UE Libraries

Looking for a quiet place to concentrate, begin your research, write a paper, and study? UE Libraries offers a quiet zone on its third floor as well as many important research services dedicated to your success as a student scholar at UE. Take advantage of all the library has especially for you. We're waiting just for you!

* Do you want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Applications will be available beginning January 29. Stop by the dean of students office in Ridgway University Center (Room 230 in the Student Life Center) on or after January 29 to pick up your application packet.

Applications will be due by 4:30 p.m. CST on February 11. A mandatory group workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 9:00-11:00 p.m.



* UE Students Evan McCracken and Tyler Plogher Win Competitive APPLE Award

Evan McCracken (psychology major) and Tyler Plogher (psychology and sociology major) have both won a competitive APPLE award (Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience Program) from the American Psychological Association to fund their respective research projects with Assistant Professor of Psychology Maggie Stevenson. Evan will be studying the biasing effects of a rape victim's mental illness (depression) on perceptions of her credibility in an alleged rape case. Tyler will be studying the content and consequences of stereotypes about family members of registered sex offenders.

* Angela Williams to be one of the featured authors at Evansville African American Museum book sale

H. Angela Williams, assistant director of Alumni and Parent Relations and author of “Life More Abundantly and other powerful & empowering works,” will be one of the African-American authors with their books for sale at the Evansville African American Museum (EAAM) on Friday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m.  Prof. Frank X. Walker, the first African-American Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be the guest speaker.  General Admission is free.  For more information, contact Sondra L. Matthews '77, a UE African-American alumnus, qwner and editor of Our Times Newspaper, founder of the EAAM and president of the Soul Writers’ Guild, at 812-426-7993 or or contact H. Angela Williams, at

* Annette Parks to Moderate Panel Discussion on Beauty in African American Culture

Annette Parks, Chair of the History Department and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies programs, will moderate a panel discussion as part of a special event - “The Cultured Pearl Affair” – at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science on Friday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. The event is being presented by the Zeta Zeta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The topic of the panel discussion will be the standard of beauty in African-American culture. The panel includes: Dr. Mattie Miller, Mrs. Irene Saucer, Danyelle Granger, Carlada Flowers, and Briony Towler.

Also during the event, guests will view the "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" exhibit which features images of African-Americans dating as far back as the 1850's. The images in this exhibition challenge idealized forms of beauty in art by examining their portrayal and exploring a variety of attitudes about race, class, gender, popular culture and politics as seen through the aesthetics of representation.

Tickets for the event are $10.00. Tickets for students with ID are $5.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Appetizers will be served.


Sympathy to...

* Sympathy to Deborah Hwang

Condolences to Deborah Hwang, associate professor of computer science, on the death of her father, Yu-Tang Hwang on January 26. He had worked as a chemical engineer in Illinois. Services will be held at 5:30 pm, Friday at Boone Funeral Home-East Chapel with visitation from 4 pm til service time at 5:30 pm.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Faculty News

Harlaxton College, “the British campus of the University of Evansville,” is pleased to share with our colleagues some recent scholarly work by two of our resident British faculty:

Dr. Caroline Magennis, Teaching Fellow in British Studies and Literature, will be speaking at the American Conference of Irish Studies and the Canadian Conference of Irish Studies Joint Conference to be held at University College Dublin in June 2014.  Her paper is “’That’s not so comfortable for you, is it?’ Sexualising Terror in The Fall:  Post-Conflict Culture in Northern Ireland.”

Dr. David Green, Senior Lecturer in British Studies and History, has published “Colonial Policy in the Hundred Years War,” The Hundred Years War: Wider Perspectives III, ed. Donald Kagay and F.J. Villalon (Brill, 2013), pp. 233-58.


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