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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Upcoming Events

* 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!


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.

* 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



* UE Helps UE VETS Donate $1000 to Evansville Vet Center

Thanks to the generous UE community, UE VETS was able to contribute $1000 from proceeds made at their Operation Comedy Show to supporting veterans and their families at the Evansville Vet Center.

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers' article "Historicizing Floridi: The Question of Method, The State of the Profession, and the Timeliness of Floridi's Philosophy of Information," recently published in the Italian journal Etica & Politica / Ethics and Politics 13.2 (2011): 255-275, is soon to be translated into French for the journal Implications philosophiques as "Historiciser Floridi : la philosophie de l'information de Luciano Floridi à la lumière des question de méthode, de son actualité et du statut du métier de philosophe" and into Spanish for the Columbian journal Escritos as "Floridi historizado: La cuestión del método, el estado de la profesión y la oportunidad de la Filosofía Información de Luciano Floridi." Both translations are set to appear in 2013. The article takes Floridi's philosophy of information and reinterprets it from an historical point of view to show how changes in the flow of information have restructured the discipline of philosophy from the Greeks up to the current day. In so doing, it examines philosophy's relevance in the current information climate and how it must change in order to remain pertinent. The article in English may be viewed in full at



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!



* Evansville Picks Up Third Straight Win Against Tennessee Tech

After leading by as many as 25 points, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team coasted its way to a 62-50 victory over Tennessee Tech on Tuesday evening at the Eblen Center.Ned Cox led the way with 15 points for UE (3-2) while D.J. Balentine had 11 as he hit three treys in the contest.  As a team, the Aces finished with a 34-24 rebounding edge as Ryan Sawvell led the way with eight. 

“It was a total team effort,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “Overall that was one of our better team efforts.  For about 30-35 minutes, we played some of the best basketball we have played all year.”

Both offenses were unable to find their rhythms early on as Tennessee Tech, who missed its first three shots, made two in a row to take a 5-4 lead four minutes in.  With 10:43 remaining, Mitchell Hill connected on Tech’s third trey of the contest to put them up 15-11.

At that point, the Aces took over.  The defense clamped down and helped the offense get in a groove.  What began as an 8-0 run turned into a 22-2 stretch over the final 10:43 of the period.  Ned Cox and Jordan Nelson hit three pointers before another trey later by freshman D.J. Balentine extended the run.  Lanerryl Johnson made a layup with 7:26 remaining to mark the only points for the Golden Eagles over that span.

Evansville’s defense, who allowed just 53.5 PPG entering the game (tied for 24th in the country), held Tennessee Tech to just 1-of-11 shooting over the final 10+ minutes of the stanza.  After being outrebounded by an average of 10 per game, UE had 22 at the break while TTU had just ten.  Part of the success down the stretch was the play of Ryan Sawvell.  The sophomore from Mundelein, Ill. had four points and six boards.  Eight Aces found their way onto the scoresheet in the period with nobody having more than five. 

By holding the Golden Eagles to just 17 points in the first half, it marked the second-straight game UE held the opposition to under 20 points in a period as Western Illinois had 18 in the second half on Saturday.

After the run to end the first half, Evansville came right back out with the first four points of the second period to take its largest lead at 37-17.  The run was halted when Ogbe hit a bucket.  UE continued to pad its advantage as Ned Cox hit two more three-pointers as Evansville took its largest lead at 55-30.

Tennessee Tech began to chip away at the deficit, scoring seven points in a row, led by a long Johnson three-pointer. The run was too little, too late as the Aces fought back and held their own down the stretch to come away with the 12-point win.

With its stretch of four games in six days behind them, the Aces will be back in action at the Ford Center on Monday, facing Alabama A&M at 7:05 p.m.


* Slow Start Dooms Aces in 76-62 Loss at Murray State

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team orchestrated a second-half rally, but could not overcome a 15-point halftime deficit in a 76-62 loss to Murray State Tuesday night at the CFSB Center in Murray, Ky.

Redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart scored all of her career-high 24 points in the second half to lead the Purple Aces (2-2) offensively, shooting 8-for-21 from the field and hitting five of her 12 attempts from behind the three-point line.  Seniors Meagan Collins and Samantha Heck also scored in double figures on the night, as Collins tallied 13 points and recorded a team-high four assists, while Heck dropped in 11 points and pulled down seven boards.

Murray State’s Mariah Robinson led all scorers with 31 points, going 8-for-25 from the field and a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe.  Erica Burgess added 21 points for the Racers and Kelsey Dirks finished with a game-high 10 rebounds.

Murray State controlled much of the first half after taking a 10-6 lead courtesy of an 8-2 run heading into the first media timeout.  Mariah Robinson sparked the run with a three-pointer and a layup, and Erika Sisk knocked down a three from the left wing to cap the MSU rally.

Back-to-back baskets by Juliann Miller and Chelsea Falkenstein ended the Racers’ run and pulled the Aces within three at 14-11 with 10:28 remaining in the opening half, but Murray State quickly responded by outscoring UE 17-5 the rest of the stanza, including holding Evansville without a field goal for over seven minutes.

The Racers held the Aces to just a 22.2 percent shooting clip in the first half, as Evansville connected on just six of its 27 shots and hit just one of 11 attempts from beyond the arc.

MSU ended the half on a 13-2 run and took a 31-16 advantage into the locker room.

After scoring just 16 points in the opening 20 minutes, UE poured in 11 points before the first media timeout of the second half to cut the Murray State advantage to 38-27.  Hart scored on a driving layup and knocked down her first three of the night, Heck added a pair of interior buckets and Collins banked in a layup to combine for Evansville’s 11 tallies.

The Aces cut Murray State’s lead to seven on a Hart trey with 11:19 remaining and once again got within seven at the 10:35 mark, when Kat Taylor hit a pair of free throws to make the score 53-46, but would get no closer, as the Racers pulled away in the second half for the 76-62 victory.

Evansville outshot Murray State over the final 20 minutes, hitting 16 of its 30 second-half shots, but MSU capitalized on the free throw line, burying 24 of its 27 tries in the closing period.

The Racers pulled down 50 rebounds to UE’s 35 and scored 14 points on 17 offensive boards.  The Aces did win the battle in the paint, 32-20, but the Racers converted 18 Evansville turnovers into 19 points, while the Aces scored only 11 on 17 MSU turnovers.

The Aces will look to get back in the win column Sunday, Nov. 24, when they travel to Wisconsin to take on their second Big Ten opponent this season.  Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.

* Ashley Ring Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Sophomore Ashley Ring has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference 2012 Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Team in an announcement today by the league.Not only did Ring perform at an elite level on the floor, she also got the job done in the classroom.  The Madison, Wisc. Native posted a 3.97 GPA as a Pre-Med major at UE.  Her GPA was the highest among the 12 others who made the First Team.

Ring improved by leaps and bounds in her sophomore season with the Aces, finishing third in the MVC with an average of 3.45 kills per set.  She tallied a total of 379 on the season, also third in the league.  She also ranked in the top five in the conference in service aces, posting an average of 0.30 per set.

Forty-two student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The criterion for the 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 GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches.  Student-athletes must have reached sophomore status in both athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible).

Name School Yr. Pos. GPA Major Hometown
Andrea Beaty Missouri State Jr. RS/MB 3.93 Psychology Pacific, Mo. (Washington)
^Megan Bober Creighton Sr. S 3.83 Exercise Science Murdock, Neb. (Elmwood-Murdock)
%Brooke Boggs Creighton Sr. DS 3.91 Health Administration/Policy Wildwood, Mo. (Lafayette)
^Amy Braun UNI Sr. OH 3.76 Elementary Education Lakeville, Minn. (North)
Rachael Brown Southern Illinois Sr. S  3.82 Exercise Science Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
%Elizabeth Field Wichita State Jr. MB 3.80 Chemistry Windsor, Calif. (Santa Rosa)
^Shelby Kintzel UNI Jr. MB 4.00 Elementary Education Mount Vernon, Iowa (Mount Vernon)
^Ashley Mason Missouri State Jr. DS/L 3.90 Business Education Granby, Mo. (East Newton)
%Alysia Mayes Southern Illinois Sr. MB 3.77 Exercise Science Ashkum, Ill. (Clifton Central)
Ashley Ring Evansville So. OH 3.97 Pre-Med Madison, Wis. (Edgewood)
Macy Ubben UNI Jr. OH 3.94 Biology Ackley, Iowa (AGWSR)
%Bailey Yeager Southern Illinois Sr. DS 3.92 Speech Communication Disorders Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
^2011 First Team; %2011 Honorable Mention


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