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Monday, November 19, 2012

* Holiday Schedule Announced

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – close at noon
Closed Thursday, November 22, through Friday, November 23, returning Monday, November 26

Christmas/New Year’s Day
Closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1, returning Wednesday, January 2


What's Happening Today

* Catholic Campus Ministry Thanksgiving Feast Today

The Newman Center will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast this evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come for a home-cooked turkey dinner to "warm up" for the real thing, but please RSVP to Mike Roesch at if you plan to attend. Sister Theresa Sullivan from the Daughters of Charity will give a reflection on the Eucharist as Thanksgiving.


Upcoming Events

* Annual Christmas Art and Crafts Sale Planned for Nov 29-30

The Annual Christmas Art and Crafts Sale will take place on Thursday, November 29 from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday, November 30. from 7:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m. This event will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues.

So far there are 18 artists and crafters registered to bring work.  Art for sale will range from pottery to prints to acrylics to watercolors.  Crafts for sale will include handmade cards, rice bags, book bags, jewelry, handmade soaps and duck tape wallets.

* Benefit for HoofPrints in the Sand

Delta Sigma Pi is hosting a philanthropy event on November 26 at Buffalo Wild Wings from 11 midnight  The event is to help raise funds for HoofPrints In The Sand.  The group chose to work with this organization because it is small; therefore less likely to get funding from other organizations.  HoofPrints In The Sand is a therapeutic riding center that works with clients of all ages with a variety of mental or physical challenges. Working with the horses allows the clients to gain physical strength and mobility while setting and achieving goals in a safe and enjoyable environment.

* TIAA CREF Counseling Available December 5

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, December 5 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.

* Second Speaker Luncheon Series – Topic: Utilizing 3rd Party Recruitment

Please join us for the second Speaker Series Luncheon of the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program on Wednesday, November 28  from 12-1 pm. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Pat Meehan, president of The Meehan Group, Evansville, Indiana will be presenting Utilizing 3rd Party Recruitment. The Meehan Group is a generalist recruitment firm that works with all levels of an organization including engineering and technical, scientific, accounting, human resources, purchasing, engineering, supervision, sales, marketing, quality control, materials management, and executive level positions.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your mentor for lunch; this is event is open to the campus community as well.

Lunch will be provided with a reservation.

To reserve your lunch, please contact by this Tuesday, November 20.

* Great American Smokeout and Colleges Against Cancer Selling T-Shirts

Sucks to Suck T-Shirts and The Great American Smokeout:Colleges Against Cancer will be promoting the fight against lung cancer November 28-30 with activities and awareness. Stop by the table in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday-Friday to learn more about the harmful effects of smoking, and pick up your very own "Sucks to Suck" t-shirt for only $8! Compete for your chance to win a FREE "Sucks to Suck" t-shirt by using #suckstosuckUE in your tweets!

* Lecture on Current Financial Markets and Outlook for 2013

Brent Sternberg, Senior Vice president and Director of Equities of Old National Wealth Management,  will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building on November 20.  He will be sharing his thoughts on  the current state of financial markets and  the outlook  for 2013. He is a 1996 graduate of UE and currently serve on the Alumni Board. Old National Wealth Management has assets over $7 billion under supervision. Sternberg graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance. The event is open to public.

* Students with Business Related Majors - RSVP Now for Business Speed Networking

Students in all business-related disciplines, should RSVP by next Monday, November 26, to attend Business Speed Networking. Space is limited, so RSVP and see a list of registered employers now in JobLink’s Events tab (under Workshops).


Info You Should Know

* Mail Services Reminder - Thanksgiving

Since UE campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 21, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly.  These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete mail processing before campus closes for Thanksgiving.

• The daily mail run will begin at 8:30 a.m.  
• All outgoing mail must be in UE Mail Services for processing on November 21, no later than 10 a.m.
• UE Mail Services will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21 and re-open on Monday morning, November 26. 
• Please note that United States Post Office will also be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving Day.  
• While UE Mail Services is closed, those needing to mail a letter, etc. may do so by taking their UE Pcard to the Post Office.

For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 1067.

* Central Receiving Holiday Reminder

Since UE campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 21, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly.

o Central Receiving will be closing at noon on November 21rd, and will resume the regular afternoon delivery schedule on Monday, November 26.
o Central Receiving will be accepting shipments Wednesday, November 21, until 10:00 a.m. Packages will not be accepted after 10:00 a.m.. Wednesday, November 21, through Sunday November 25.
o Central Receiving will not be making campus deliveries on Wednesday. Anyone expecting a package on Wednesday morning may contact Central Receiving at extension 2181 to make arrangements for pick up.
o In-House Supply Orders received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon.  In-House Supply Orders received after 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, will be delivered on Monday afternoon, November 26.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 (email or Keith Fox at extension 2181 (email .


* Important Information on Spring Class Registration from the Registar's Office

Students will not be able to register for spring classes through WebAdvisor after November 30 at 5:00 p.m.

* $1.00 T-shirts for Sale

UE VETS is selling left over Operation Comedy Show/Homecoming t-shirts for $1.00.  Proceeds go to UE VETS student veterans organization.  Shirts come in teal, navy, red, purple, and orange.  Contact Cherie Leonhardt at or 488-2141 or stop by the Office of Veterans Affairs in Olmsted 238.

* Do You Want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Students who are studying abroad in spring 2013 and who wish to apply for an Orientation Leader (OL) position for 2013-2014, may pick up an application packet in the Dean of Students office, Room 230 in Ridgway University Center.  Applications will be available from November 15 until 11:00 a.m. on November 21.  The application must be returned to the Dean of Students office by 4:00 p.m. on November 26.

Students who are not studying abroad will apply at a later date.  Watch AceNotes for more details coming soon!

Students who have questions should call the Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500.

* Fintess Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

Fitness Center Hours for Thanksgiving Break are as follows:

Wednesday, November 21 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (No Open Swim)
Thursday, November 22 – Closed
Friday, November 23 – Closed
Saturday, November 24 – Closed
Sunday, November 25 – Closed
Monday, November 26 – Regular Hours Resume – 6:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

* Thanksgiving Payroll

The bi-weekly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday morning, November 23.  As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on Friday morning.  The monthly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday, November 30.  If you have any questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at extension 2159.

* Libraries Announces Thanksgiving Break Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Thanksgiving Break. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376  or

• Tuesday, November 20:           7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 21:   7:45 a.m. - Noon
• Thursday, November 22:         CLOSED
• Friday, November 23:               CLOSED
• Saturday, November 24:         CLOSED
• Sunday, November 25              3:00 p.m. – Midnight    

Regular hours resume on Monday, November 26

* Winter Intersession Courses

Registration for Winter Intersession courses is now underway. The online courses offered during winter break run December 13 to January 4. Take advantage of this opportunity to lighten your spring course schedule, complete missing requirements, and earn the credits you need for graduation. Go to for more information.

The following courses are offered:
Larmann ART 105 Introduction to Visual Arts
Thomlison COMM 380 Intercultural Communication
Newhouse-Bailey EXSS 201 Introduction to Sport Management
Rodd EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health
Alhenawi FIN 280 Personal Finance and Wealth Management
Rosen/Rawski MGT 280 LinkedIn and Social Networking: #Land Your Career
Fraering MKT 380 Services Marketing
Kim PSCI 100 World Politics
Stevenson PSYC 229 Social Psychology
Plikuhn SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology



* Emily Jamieson

Senior psychology student Emily Jamieson attained a “perfect” 200/200 score on this year’s Major Field Test in Psychology.  Emily is working with Dr. Stevenson on her senior honors thesis research.  In her study, she explored factors influencing jurors' perceptions of false confessions, finding that jurors discount a defendant's mental illness when evaluating the veracity of their confessions.  Emily is  also a National Merit Scholar and she was accepted as an intern for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.  Emily is from Spring, Texas (just outside Houston) and her parents are William and Nanette Jamieson.

* Matthew Knoester

Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester has just published a new book titled Democratic Education in Practice: Inside the Mission Hill School. The book is published with Teachers College Press and evaluates and describes a unique public school in Boston founded by MacArthur Fellow Deborah Meier, among others. The book describes successes of the school such as a high college attendance rate by its graduates, the portfolio process required for graduation, and many other unique features. It also discusses serious challenges faced by schools like Mission Hill, including increasingly intense pressure to teach to standardized tests. The book will be available Nov. 23 on,, and More information can be found here:


Thank You

* UE Professional Development Fall Symposium Was a Big Success

Bristol-Myers Squibb, R&D, DSE, Mount Vernon, Indiana; Project Management Institute, Southwestern Indiana Chapter and Shemikah Allyne Colleton (BMS Summer Intern), would like to thank all of the students, faculty and administrators that helped make the first University of Evansville Professional Development Fall Symposium 2012 an overwhelming success!



* Aces Set School Record in 74-65 Win over Spartans

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team knocked down a school-record 15 three-pointers Saturday afternoon en route to a 74-65 win over San Jose State in its home opener at the Ford Center.  Senior forward Samantha Heck posted a double-double for UE by scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Heck was joined by redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart in double figures, as Hart finished 5-for-13 from three-point land and 3-for-5 at the free throw line for 18 points.  Ta’Rea Cunnigan led San Jose State with a game-high 28 points and 10 rebounds.

SJSU dominated the interior, putting up 40 points inside the paint and scored 20 points off of 20 UE turnovers.  The Aces countered by winning the battle of the boards, grabbing 42 rebounds to the Spartans’ 35, including 13 on the offensive glass that led to 12 second-chance points.

San Jose State took an early 8-4 lead, but the Aces surged out of the first media timeout with an 11-0 run that included a trio of  three-pointers by Meagan Collins, Khristian Hart and Kat Taylor to capture a 15-8 advantage.

Laura Friday gave Evansville its largest lead of the first half at 21-11 by draining back-to-back treys, the first three-point baskets of her career, at the 11:02 mark.

Later in the first stanza, the Spartans went on a run of their own and knotted the game at 28-28 on a driving layup by Cunnigan that capped a 10-0 SJSU run.

Taylor Ware ended the run with a deep three from the left corner, one of nine first-half triples by the Aces, which sparked an 11-4 UE run to close the half and give Evansville a 39-32 advantage heading into the locker room.

Both teams traded baskets to open the second half, but San Jose State eventually chipped away at the UE margin and tied the game at 52-52 with 9:40 remaining in the contest.  The Spartans used the momentum to go on a 10-3 run and take its largest lead of the game at 62-55.

The Aces responded with a run of their own and retook the lead when senior Chelsea Falkenstein knocked down Evansville’s 14th shot from beyond the arc to tie the single-game school record and give UE a 63-62 lead with 4:16 remaining.  Falkenstein finished with eight points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Aces.

Hart hit the record-breaking trifecta at the 2:13 mark for one of her five triples, marking the second time this season that the redshirt sophomore has hit five shots from outside the arc. Hart’s three-pointer was part of a 19-3 run that the Aces used to close the game and secure the win.

San Jose State shot 43.9 percent from the field (25-for-57), but the Evansville defense held SJSU to a 14.3 percent clip from long range (2-for-14).  The Aces knocked down 38.7 percent of their shots from the floor (24-for-62) and connected on 40.5 percent of their three-point attempts (15-for-37).

Evansville will have just a two-day break until it returns to the court, as the Aces will be on the road at Murray State for a 7:00 p.m. contest Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Murray, Ky.

* Aces Rally For 49-44 Win Over Western Illinois

Jordan Jahr led the University of Evansville with 13 points, including 3 three-pointers in the second half as the Purple Aces improved to 2-2 with a 49-44 win over Western Illinois on Saturday at the Ford Center.

"I am really proud of my team, three games in three days against really good competition, for these guys to reach down the last few minutes like they did was outstanding,” Aces head coach Marty Simmons said.  “Our guys made special plays that helped us to win.”

Jahr hit four shots while tying Troy Taylor for the team high in rebounds wigh eight.  Ned Cox finished the night with 11 points while D.J. Balentine, fresh off of a 16-point outing against Yale, tallied seven.

In a slow start on the offensive side, the teams combined to miss their first seven shots before Terell Parks got WIU on the board over two minutes in.  Evansville’s drought continued until Lewis Jones scored on a floater on UE’s sixth shot of the game.

Parks continued to lead the Leathernecks, scoring eight early points as WIU began the game 7-of-13 en route to a 14-4 lead.  The Aces started the game 2-11 before embarking on a 7-0 stretch, led by a D.J. Balentine bucket to make it a 14-10 game in favor of the Leathernecks midway through the opening stanza.

Seven players found their way onto the scoresheet in the first 15 minutes as a Ned Cox bucket brought UE within a pair at 18-16 before Jordan Jahr scored on the break to knot it up at 18-18.  With 3:32 left in the first half, Balentine continued to show his touch, giving Evansville its first advantage of the contest at 21-20.  As the half was running out, Parks notched his 16th point of the period as WIU went to halftime up 26-24.

Jahr connected on his first three-pointer of the season four minutes into the half to put Evansville back on top at 29-28, but with UE up 31-30, WIU went on a 9-2 run to take a six-point edge midway through the latter frame.  With their deficit standing at 42-34 and having missed eight shots in a row, Jaylon Moore injected life into UE, hitting an and-one before Jahr notched another three to make it a one-possession game at 42-40. 

Over that stretch, WIU turned the ball over seven-consecutive trips down the floor in a span where they went scoreless for 8:28.  They missed all five shots while turning it over eight times.  The Aces chipped away before Jahr's third trey of the game gave UE the lead for good with 2:39 left.  Balentine sealed the deal, making all four free throws in the final 29 seconds to make it a 49-44 final.

For just the second time in his career, Jahr registered back-to-back double-digit outings.  The first time was in his first two games at UE in his freshman campaign.  Parks led the Leathernecks with 21 points and 11 rebounds, both game highs.

WIU outshot UE by a .426-.354 margin while winning the rebounding battle, 37-29.

Evansville will have just two days to rest up before seeing action once against.  The Aces are set to take on Tennessee Tech at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening in Cookeville, Tenn.

* Illinois State Takes 3-1 Win In Fianle

Emma Roberson led the University of Evansville once again with 13 kills, but Illinois State finished UE’s season, taking a 3-1 win on Saturday evening.With the loss, Evansville finishes its season with a 9-22 mark, along with a 4-14 MVC record.  Rachel TenHoor and Ashley Ring each finished the night with 10 kills.  Illinois State was led by Brooklyn Hlafka and Emily Schneider, who had 13 kills apiece.

It was Evansville taking the early advantage in the match, winning by a 25-22 final in the first frame.   Illinois State got the early jump as they scored the first three points before extending it to 7-3 on a double block. 

The Aces fought back, eventually tying the set up at 11-all on a 6-0 stretch that saw Emma Roberson notch two kills.  The Redbirds made their run, tying the game up at 21 before UE finished on a 4-1 stretch as Roberson capped it off with two more kills.

Illinois State reeled off the first three points in the second set and did not look back, winning by a score of 25-19.  The Aces got within a pair at 10-8, but ISU retook its advantage, leading by six on two occasions before winning by that amount.

Their momentum carried over into the third game as ISU jumped out to an early 8-2 lead before UE rallied.  Down 16-10, Evansville scored six in a row as Ashley Ring had three aces and two kills.  Meaghan Holmes and Rachel TenHoor also had two block assists each in the stretch.  The rally was too little, too late, though, as Illinois State, with the game tied at 19-19, scored six of the final seven to take a 25-20 win.

Another quick start got Illinois State on track in the fourth game as they went up 4-1 before stretching the lead to 12-6.  Evansville was unable to muster the offense that it needed, falling 25-16.



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