University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Tuesday, November 20, 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


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.

* 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

* UE Bookstore Thanksgiving Break Schedule

The UE Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, November 21 at Noon through Sunday, November 25.  We will resume normal store hours on Monday, November 26

* Attention UE Cardholders

The November Pcard Cycle began on October 23 and ends at midnight on November 21  Due to the holiday, cardholder may reconcile transactions but should not schedule the SDG2 report until after November 23 to ensure that all transactions are captured on the cycle report.  Cardholders will have until Wednesday, November 28 at 8:00 a.m. to complete the November reconciliation process.   The General Ledger will upload on November 28 and cardholders will be locked out and no longer able to reconcile November cycle transactions online.

* 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.

* 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



* International Education Week - a Great Success!

Congratulations and THANK YOU to all who made IEW 2012 a great success. Study Abroad Fair attendees - check your email for prize announcements and contact to pick up your prize certificates.


* 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

* A Big "Thank You" from Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu, honor society in the social sciences, would like to thank the campus community for their generosity in Operation: Care Package.  Because of the participation of over 20 organizations, groups, and departments across campus, we were able to send 48 care packages to our men and women in the armed forces who will be deployed during the holiday season.  Thank you for supporting our troops!

* 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!



* Schroeder Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team

University of Evansville men’s soccer player Nick Schroeder was named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team in an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon,

Schroeder, who was an All-MVC Second Team selection, recorded seven points on three goals and one assist in his sophomore campaign.  The Brighton, Mich., native scored five of his seven points in MVC matches and scored both goals for the Purple Aces in their 2-0 victory at Missouri State.

Off the pitch, Schroeder is an exercise science major, boasts a 3.97 grade point average (GPA) and was named a Heritage Federal Credit Union Academic Community Award recipient.

The criteria for the all-MVC honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting.  Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.00 scale).  Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches or played in the league tournament.  Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution.

Schroeder helped UE to a 9-8-1 overall record and a 3-2-1 mark in the Valley.

* Tennessee Tech Up Next For Men's Hoops

 With a tough 3-game stretch in the rearview mirror, the Purple Aces men’s basketball team will take to the road once again to face Tennessee Tech on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. on Cookeville, Tenn.Evansville played a postseason-like schedule last weekend, playing three games in three days. The Aces overcame great odds with Colt Ryan playing just ten minute over three games to escape with a pair of victories in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. After falling to Buffalo, UE rallied to pick up wins over Yale on Friday and Western Illinois Saturday.

Playing Some D
- Evansville has shown its gritty nature early on in 2012, giving up just 53.5 point per
game, the lowest total in the MVC; the scoring defense is the lowest despite allowing the
opposition to shoot 44%, the highest total in the league
- The difference there has been in turnovers; Evansville forces opponents into 7.25 more
turnovers than it commits; Southern Illinois is a distant second in that category at +5.50
- That defense was evident versus WIU, the Leathernecks scored just 44 points, the lowest
total for an opponent since Oakland City had 42 in the 2010-11 season opener
- WIU failed to hit a three-pointer in the Nov. 17 contest, the first time UE had not allowed a
trey since Bradley failed to hit one against UE on Feb. 17, 1999

Quick Start
- It has not taken long for freshman D.J. Balentine to make an impact at the collegiate level;
after hitting three treys in the final minutes at Notre Dame, Balentine came back with a
stellar weekend at the Ford Center; the Kokomo, Ind. native tallied 16 points versus Yale
before registering eight against Western Illinois
- The 16-point effort against the Bulldogs was the most for a UE freshman since Jordan Jahr
had 16 at Indiana State in 2011
- Balentine has hit all six free throws on the year, including all four in the final minute of play
to seal the win over WIU

Hitting A Stride
- Jordan Jahr continues to impress after seeing action in just eight games last season; he
reached double figures for the first time this season against Yale with 12 points on 5-of-7
shooting; he followed that up with a team-high of 13 against WIU
- He hit double figures in back-to-back games last weekend, the first time he had done that
since the opening two games of his freshman campaign at UE; he accomplished that feat
against Oakland City and UTSA

Picking Up The Slack
- Lewis Jones led the Aces with 14 points in the game against Buffalo before notching ten
against Yale. Evansville has been extremely successful when Jones is on his game as they
have posted a record of 8-1 when Jones hits double digits in scoring.

Scouting The Competition
- Tennessee Tech is a perfect 3-0 entering Tuesday’s game and are led by guard Jud Dillard,
who is averaging 28 points per game; his season-high of 34 came against Coastal Carolina
- The Golden Eagles are outscoring opponents by 26.7 points per game; last time out on
Friday at East Tennessee State, TTU snuck out with a 65-62 victory.

* Men's Basketball Signs Three For Next Season

University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent to begin play at UE beginning in the 2013-14 season.Included in the class are Jaylon Brown, Duane Gibson and Blake Simmons.

“We are very excited about the class we are bringing in this year,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “With the seniors that we have this season, we feel that these guys can step right in and make an impact next year.”

A 5-11 guard, Jaylon Brown will attend UE after finishing out his high school career at Fishers (Ind.) High School.  Brown led Fishers with 13.2 points and 2.8 assists last season and was rated as a three-star recruit by

“Jaylon is one of the fastest, most explosive guards in the state of Indiana,” Simmons said.  “He has the ability to score and make everyone around him better; his signing continues our tradition of UE signing quality players from our home state.”

Duane Gibson, a 6-3, 190 guard, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and played his high school career at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High.  His alma mater is a hotbed in sports as basketball players Clark Kellogg and Kevin Edwards attended as well as football players Mike Golic, Elvic Grbac and Desmond Howard. 

In his junior campaign, Gibson averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds.  He was named to the Preseason All-Ohio First Team in the fall 2012. 

“Duane is a very talented guard who plays in one of the most storied programs in the United States,” Simmons commented.  “He has tremendous size, speed, explosion and strength for a guard, he also has the uncanny ability to raise the level of others around him.”

Blake Simmons, son of head coach Marty Simmons, will come to UE from just down the road in Newburgh, Ind. where he played at Castle High School.  The 6-5 guard averaged 19.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game last season while shooting 41% from three-point range.

Simmons led the Knights to a 20-5 record in 2011-12 along with its second Class 4A semistate appearance.  He was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association All-State First Team a season ago.

“I am very excited to have the chance to coach my son at the collegiate level,” Coach Simmons said.  “Blake is a very versatile player who can dribble, pass, shoot and rebound the ball.  His basketball IQ and ability to see the floor allows him to make the guys around him better.  His competitiveness and desire to get better epitomizes what we look for in an Evansville basketball player.”


Contribute to AceNotes
To have content considered for inclusion in AceNotes, please submit a Marketing Request Form. Deadline for submission to AceNotes is 10:00 a.m. on the requested date of publication. Only articles concerning UE related/sponsored activities will be accepted. Articles submitted to AceNotes may be edited for length and clarity. Submitter contact information is at the end of each article.

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

View Complete Issue