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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What's Happening Today

* 40th Anniversary Commemoration of 1977 UE Plane Crash

A 40th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1977 University of Evansville plane crash will take place tonight - Wednesday, December 13 - at 7:00 p.m.

The ceremony will be held at Memorial Plaza on the UE campus and is open to the Evansville community and the general public. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside Neu Chapel.

The Air Indiana Flight 216 crashed at 7:22 p.m. on the evening of December 13, 1977, carrying the University of Evansville men’s basketball team along with coaches, administrators, fans, and flight crew. Those gathered will observe a moment of silence at that time during the candlelight vigil.

A candle lighting will commence the service which also includes a reading of the names of those who perished in the plane crash and a bell ringing during each interval. University of Evansville President Dr. Thomas A. Kazee will provide a statement followed by the singing of the UE alma mater, prayers and bagpipes.

Following the ceremony, an opportunity for informal gathering and fellowship will be offered in Ridgway University Center’s 1959 Gallery and Lounge. Neu Chapel will also be open for personal prayer and meditation throughout the evening.

If you have any questions about the ceremony or events taking place that night, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at or 812-488-2586.

Submitted by Bob Pristash 


Upcoming Events

* Winter Commencement set for today at 3:00 p.m.

Join us as this year’s winter graduates cross the stage and join the alumni family today - Thursday, December 14 - at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center inside Carson Center. Follow along and share on social media using #UEGrad17.

More info here:

* West Side Game set for Dec. 23 at Ford Center

The annual West Side Game hosted by the University of Evansville men’s basketball team is approaching fast and will take place on Saturday, December 23 inside the Ford Center.

That day, the Purple Aces welcome Illinois State for a 1:00 p.m. game. Vouchers for $5 tickets to the game can be picked up at any of the 14 locations below. Those vouchers can be redeemed at the Carson Center or Ford Center for tickets to the game.

The game will also promote awareness for Logan’s Promise. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive special T-shirts. In celebrating the spirit of the west side, spirit squads from Mater Dei and Reitz will be on hand.

West Side fans can pick up vouchers to purchase $5 tickets to the game at several locations on the west side of Evansville. These are the only places to purchase the vouchers. Vouchers are available now through the game.

First Bank                                                                 
111 S. Red Bank Road
Evansville, IN 47712

Tracy Zeller Jewelry
111 S. Red Bank Road
Evansville, IN 47712

Leroy's Tavern
2659 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Evansville, IN 47712

Banterra Bank
705 N. St. Joseph Avenue
Evansville, IN 47712

Hacienda Restaurant & Catering
5440 Pearl Drive
Evansville, IN 47712

Johnson Carroll Norton, Kent & Goedde, P.C.
2230 W. Franklin Street
Evansville, IN 47719

Pet Food Center West
2334 W. Franklin Street
Evansville, IN 47712

Azzip Pizza
5225 Pearl Drive
Evansville, IN 47712

Donut Bank
210 N. St. Joseph Avenue
Evansville, IN 47712

Pizza King
220 N. St. Joseph Avenue
Evansville, IN 47712

Franklin Street Pizza Factory
2033 W. Franklin Street
Evansville, IN 47712

Zeller’s Master Tire
4951 W Lloyd Expressway
Evansville, IN 47712

First Federal Savings Bank
2200 W Franklin Street
Evansville, IN 47712

West Side Nut Club
2201 W Franklin Street #2
Evansville, IN 47712

* Nerd Wars set for February 13

Save the date! The Honors Program is hosting Nerd Wars trivia night on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Start making your team of five people and plan to register when classes resume in January. All are welcome to form teams - students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

There will be prizes awarded to the top teams, as well as giveaways available for all who attend! Come and be a part of the race to win Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth headsets, a Fitbit-flex 2, a streaming video drone, and more!

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt 


Info You Should Know

* Flush Flash correction – start time of Winter Commencement

In the current edition of Flush Flash, Winter Commencement is listed as starting at 3:30 p.m. This is an error - the correct start time is 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Greg O'Connor 

* December Pcard cycle

The December Pcard cycle ends on December 21. Since the first day to run reports is December 23, the GL lockout/upload date has been extended. December cycle reconciliations must be completed prior to close of business on January 2. The December GL lockout/upload date is January 3.

Submitted by Kim Winsett 

* Timecard entry for December 29 payroll

In order to process payroll before the holiday break for the December 29th bi-weekly payroll, the Office of Accounting/Payroll is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the pay period December 10-23 by Wednesday, December 13.

Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 14.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext.2159 or e-mail

* Spring book reserves

Students are encouraged to reserve their spring books through the UE Bookstore website so that books are ready to pick up in the bookstore when classes start on January 8. To charge books to your student account please put your student ID number and a comment to charge your books to your account in the customer comment field. The spring booklist will be posted no later than Monday, December 18 to show new, used, rental, and eBook options. This will ensure that used buyback books are posted.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Employee Men's Basketball ticket requests

All UE faculty, staff, and administrators may now begin requesting their two complimentary tickets (valid UE ID required) for the men's basketball games on December 16 (Austin Peay – 3:00 p.m.), December 17 (Midway – 3:00 p.m.), December 23 (Illinois State – 1:00 p.m.), and January 6 (Bradley – 3:00 p.m.).

We hope to also see you at the women's basketball games on December 14 (Oakland City – 7:00 p.m.), December 29 (Southern Illinois – 7:00 p.m.), and December 31 (Missouri State – 1:00 p.m.) You may simply show your ID at the door for your two complimentary tickets to those games.

Submitted by Scott Peace 

* Fitness Center hours for Thursday, December 14

The Fitness Center will be open from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14. The Fitness Center will be closing early due to Winter Commencement being held in the facility.

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* Milken Award winner visits school of education

Recently, Traci Druschke, Milken Award winner, visited the School of Education to speak with Amy McBride’s sophomores and juniors in Education 418 and 320. Druschke, a third grade teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School, presented Whole Brain Learning and Memory Models. Students will incorporate some of her techniques in their internships.

The Milken Award is a prestigious honor for early-to-mid-career educators and is based on educational talent and contributions to the profession. Award winners strive to take learning beyond the classroom, provide models of excellence within the profession, and motivate novices to achieve excellence.

* Beware of IRS scam

The UE Office of Financial Aid has been notified that students from other schools have received phone calls claiming that they have taxes owed to the IRS that must be paid immediately. The caller states that taxes are past due as a result of recent changes to the tax laws for people receiving financial aid. THIS IS A SCAM! Do NOT provide the caller with bank account or credit card information. Should tax laws that impact financial aid be passed, we will notify our students of those changes before they go into effect.

Submitted by Cathleen Wright

* UE Bookstore Clarification

The UE Bookstore would like to clarify the dates for Buyback and rental returns as there may be conflicting dates out there. Buyback runs December 8-14. Rental books need to be returned by 5:00 p.m. on DECEMBER 14. If you have any questions contact the UE Bookstore. 

Submitted by Dous Gustwiller,

* UE Student Health Center Holiday Hours

As the semester comes to an end, the University of Evansville's Student Health Center will conclude the fall semester as well.

The Health Center will be open 8-5 on 12/7, 12/8, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13 and 12/14. Although the Health Center is open from 8-5 the Nurse Practitioner is only available two hours a day. You can call 812-488-2033 or stop by the Health Center to schedule an appointment.

Also stop by the Health Center for a complimentary OREO candy bar to get you through those final exams!

All of us at the Health Center want to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a joyous New Year!

Submitted by Ashley Craig, 

* Official transcripts not available Dec. 7-20

Official transcripts for current students will not be available from December 7-20.

Submitted by Teresa Haller 

* Attention employees: payrolls during holiday break

The bi-weekly payroll for December 29 will be direct deposited on Friday, December 29. The monthly payroll for December 31 will also be direct deposited on Friday, December 29. 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 Accounting/Payroll will be closed during the holiday break at the time of the bi-weekly and monthly payrolls on December 29, you will not receive a courtesy e-mail 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 or e-mail

* Vectren Executive Retreat

Vectren will host its annual Executive Retreat in Eykamp Hall on December 13th from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, with lunch served in Meeks Gym. Please contact Kari Hughes at with any questions. 

* Distribution services mail/parcel reminder

Just a friendly reminder during the Christmas season - UE distribution services only receives and processes mail and packages that are UE business and student related. Distribution services does not accept personal packages and mail for UE employees from carriers. For liability reasons, employees should have personal mail and packages delivered to their home address.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Book Buyback at UE Bookstore

The semester end book buyback at the UE Bookstore runs December 8-14. The bookstore freely quotes all books regardless of where purchased or used on this campus. Please bring your student ID to sell books, your original receipt is NOT needed. There will be promotions and discounts during the week as well. 

Submitted by: Doug Gustwiller,

* Rental Books due back TODAY!

This is a reminder that books rented from the UE Bookstore are due back no later than 5 p.m. TODAY! Books returned after the due date are subject to late fees. Please make sure you return your books in a timely manner. 

Submitted by: Doug Gustwiller,

* Rosary prayer Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Library 209

The Newman Club will be offering a 20 minute rosary prayer every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Library Room 209. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Olivia at

Submitted by Carly Walker 



* Education grad receives Indiana Special Educator of Year Award

Amber Turner Wolf, School of Education graduate, recently received the Indiana Special Educator Award. This honor is given to a teacher who demonstrates exceptional skill in working with special needs individuals, who goes above and beyond in every aspect of teaching, and helps to motivate colleagues. Amber is the autism coordinator in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. She graduated from the University of Evansville in 2001 with a special education degree. The School of Education is proud to recognize another award-winning graduate of our program.

* Honors Program Undergraduate Research Grant Awarded

Philip Lax, mechanical engineering senior, has received the Fall 2017 Honors Program Undergraduate Research Grant. As a recipient of this award, Philip will receive funding support from the Honors Program to complete his honors project, entitled “Effects on Collector Efficiency of a Thermosiphon-Powered Solar Water Heater from Variations in Reservoir Tank Shape.” Philip will present the results of his project, along with other Honors Program graduates, in April during the Honors Program Project Presentations. Congratulations Philip! 

Submitted by Jayme Williams, jw504


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