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Monday, December 3, 2012

* Deadline for Christmas Candy Orders

Deadline today: Monday, December 3 for great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for family and friends!

Flesor's Candy Kitchen sells the candy to the University wholesale. In addition, they give 20% of sales back to UE. So, buying candy for your family and friends is another great way for you to support UE and have a stress-free holiday!

Choose between 1/2 pound boxes of assorted candies that include chocolate bars with Olmsted Hall; Harlaxton; Ace Purple; or boxes without a UE bar.

There are also 1/2 pound boxes of turtles either milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or mixed. Also available are 1/2 pound bags of malted milk balls or UE Gooeys (trail mix with a cute name!).

Orders can be picked up on campus in University Relations (Sampson Hall) December 10-14. Shipping arrangements can be made. Prices range from $5.35 - $16.95 for domestic shipping.

Flesor's candies are handmade, hand-dipped confections. The company owners prides themselves on their family tradition, recipes, and love for UE.

1/2 lb boxes (assorted or turtles) $12/each; 1/2 lb bags of UE Gooeys or malted milk balls $5/each

To order, e-mail Lucy Himstedt at

Order today!


What's Happening Today

* Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Selling Hot Chocolate on Dec 3-4!

The members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia are having a fundraiser on December 3-4 (noon to 2 pm both days) This event will be on the East Terrace of Ridgway University Center and the Memorial Plaza.  They will be selling hot chocolate with marshmallows and candy canes.  For more information, email


Upcoming Events

* Think Outside the Lunch Box: 18 Ways to Make a Baby

Professor of Philosophy, Dr. Dick Connolly will be the presenter at today's Think Outside the Lunch Box faculty speaker series event. The presentation begins at noon at Old National Bank’s Blue and Gold Room.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 147,260 fertility treatments took place across the United States in 2010, and more than one percent of all infants born in the U.S. are conceived using assisted reproductive technology. While such treatments have given hope to couples struggling with infertility, they also have raised many ethical questions and concerns.

Connolly will examine these issues in his presentation, “18 Ways to Make a Baby.” begins at noon on Thursday, December 6, in the Blue & Gold Room on the first floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters in Downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

“In an age of donated eggs, donated sperm, and surrogate mothers, what counts as a parent, and what counts as a family?” Connolly asks. “I hope people will carry away from this talk not a fear of the future, but a recognition of the complexity of the ‘brave new world’ of assisted reproduction and the need to think carefully before we act.”

Connolly, a native of Mt. Kisco, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Connecticut and a PhD in philosophy from Michigan State University. He has been a member of the UE faculty since 1971, having also served as a visiting professor at The University of Pittsburgh. He received the University’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 1994 and the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Service in 1998.

Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the Old National Bank lobby.

* This Week in Music: Holiday Pops

The Department of Music invites the greater Evansville community to its annual Holiday Pops concert in the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville on Tuesday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m.  The program will feature several Department ensembles performing separately and in various combinations.  Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz, and Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer will lead the ensembles in a program of traditional and popular holiday favorites.  Assistant Professor of Voice Stacey Uthe, Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar, Assistant Professor of Guitar Renato Butturi, and Professor Emeritus of Organ Douglas Reed will also appear, playing and singing a number of holiday favorites, and the evening will climax with the traditional audience sing-along medley of Christmas classics.  The concert is free and open to the public.

For those unable to attend, the concert will also be streamed live on AcesTV (

* Employee Wellness Nurse Visits in December

The nurse will not be in Ridgway University Center on Monday, Dec. 3, as previously scheduled. The nurse’s last visit of the semester is on Monday, Dec. 10, in Olmsted lobby, 1 -3 p.m.


* Bookstore Buyback

"Scratch and Win" Book Buyback starts on December 6 and runs through December 12 in the UE Bookstore.  The Bookstore quotes all books whether used on this campus or not and gives you cash on the spot.  Please bring your ID when selling books. 

Also during Buyback you can win prizes instantly including two Grand Prizes along with merchandise discounts from 15%...20%...25% percent. 

Sell back as many times as you want but remember in some cases the earlier you sell may net you more money based on the quantities the store is buying for itself. 

Bring all CDs and components with you as they may increase the value of your book and clean up workbooks if you can to give them value. 

If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore ... and remember books bought remain on this campus as much as possible to help keep book prices lower.

* Experience the Excitement of British Theatre - Harlaxton Summer Session 2013

Experience the excitement of British theatre during Harlaxton Summer Session 2013! Since 1996 University of Evansville theatre faculty have been offering this exciting and unique opportunity to students from UE and other campuses.  Over a hundred students have gained insight about Britain and the theatre and at the same time satisfied one of their required electives.  Be one of them in 2013.  See as many as seven plays in five weeks, from London's glittering West End, to Shakespeare's Stratford, to professional theatres within a short drive from Harlaxton.  You will get to visit the towns and cities, meet the artists, and see a varied selection of plays both modern and classic.

To find out more, visit the information table (under the TV) in Ridgway University Center Lobby on Wednesday, December 5 from 12:30- 3:30 p.m. You will be able to meet the professor and get details. You can also contact: Professor Emeritus of Theatre Joseph Flauto at or visit the Harlaxton website:

What former students have to say about this unique experience:
•What stands out is attending plays throughout England.
•It was an amazing experience and a great sample of the variety of theatre.
•My favorite part was being able to see many parts of England and experience the culture of the towns and cities.
•Overall the plays I saw made me aware of how alive the theatre really is.
•This class has helped me to learn how to reflect on a performance and to share my opinions in an environment that would not judge my opinions.
•The single most defining experience of the class was the sense of community within our class.
•The theatres were gracious enough to give us tours. I loved being able to see the props and all the work that goes on behind the scenes

* OSA Luncheon at Reitz Home on December 11

The December 11th Office Staff Association Luncheon will be held at the Historical Reitz Home Museum. There will be a mini-tour and a luncheon provided by the Reitz Home Guild. Please RSVP by December 6. For details about price or menu contact or 2586 or any of the OSA officers.

* Free Paper Shredding Day

On Wednesday, December 5th free paper shredding will return to the campus once again! Piranha Mobile Shredding will be at the Koch Center parking lot (parking lot “C”) between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to collect paper for shredding at their facility. All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office or home this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc.  No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.  Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers.

Also, please note that there is a 100lb. limit per visit.  For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697, or Anne Dale at ad58 or 2011.

* UE Military History Project Presentation

There will be a presentation of the University of Evansville Military History Project on December 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center.  This event is open to the public. The subject of the presentation is a project completed by the Strategic Public Relations class that explored military history connected to the University of Evansville.


Info You Should Know

* Lost Wallet - Reward Offered for Its Return

A black leather wallet has been lost at the Fitness Center. The owner is offering a $40 award for its return along with all of the documents and cards that were in it. If you have found the wallet, please turn it in to the Office of Safety & Security.

* Health Tip: Holidays Are Stressful so Learn to Laugh

Laughter may very well be the best medicine; it increases oxygen to the brain, stimulates organ systems, decreases muscle tension, cools down your body’s natural stress response and may help prevent illness in the long run.

* UE's EMS

This is the first in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS).  It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where
UE’s Environmental Policy, which was approved by President Thomas Kazee, is the foundation for UE’s EMS.  The entire policy can be summarized by the following slogan:
Ride the “C R E S T”

This stands for:
Continuous Improvement
To enhance the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System by evaluating, correcting, and providing periodic executive review.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
To employ processes, practices, materials or products that produce less waste and/or avoid and reduce pollution. This may include process changes, efficient use of resources, material substitutions and recycling.

Environmental Compliance
The foundation of the University’s Environmental Policy and the Environmental Management System is to meet and maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

To simultaneously meet current environmental and community needs, and to ensure that the needs of future generations are considered.

Training and Education
To provide appropriate training to all employees and students to promote awareness of and competent participation in our environmental programs and procedures, an understanding of the environmental impacts of their work and activities, knowledge of their roles and responsibilities in support of our Environmental  Management System, and the potential consequences of departure from specified procedures.

For additional information, or if you’ve got any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Jan Schrader, Manager Risk and Environmental Management at or 2697.

* Copy Services Minimal Downtime Anticipated

Copy Services is scheduled for delivery and installation of a new black/white production copier on Thursday and Friday, December 12 -13.  While installation is expected to go smoothly with minimal downtime, please plan your black/white copy job requirements accordingly. For questions or concerns, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email

* Mail Services Reminder

Just a reminder during the Christmas Season, per UE policy as stated in all Employee Manuals, “Mail Services does not accept personal packages or mail for delivery to employees from Carriers. For liability reasons, employees should have personal mail and packages delivered to their home addresses”. 

* Village Housing Project Phase One to Begin in January

The University is pleased to announce the first stage of the Village Housing Project will begin as early as January 2013.  The Village Housing Project is part of the campus master plan and strategic plan, and will provide upperclassmen with attractive housing options for living on campus.  This second stage will begin in May 2013.

Stage One: 
The “East Village”, will include two buildings comprised of townhouses to be built between Frederick and Weinbach, north of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house.  The “West Village” will be located on the north side of Walnut Avenue and Rotherwood Avenue.  The first building will be built along Rotherwood Avenue, south of the paved parking lot.  The East Village and West Village will offer townhouse apartments with four private bedrooms per unit and a private entrance.  There will be a total of 72 beds in Stage One and these properties are expected to be available for occupancy in August 2013.

Stage Two:
Beginning in May, three additional buildings will be constructed along Walnut and Rotherwood.  These townhouses will also offer four private bedrooms per unit, for a total of 72 beds. These properties are expected to be available for occupancy in January 2014.

Students currently living in village properties that need to be vacated for Stage One of this project have been offered alternative housing, as well as moving assistance. 


* Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

UE Libraries will extend its schedule of hours during Exam Week. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or

  • Wednesday, December 5: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 6: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 7: 7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9: Noon – 1:00 a.m.
  • Monday, December 10: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 11: 7:45 a.m. - Midnight
  • Wednesday, December 12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
* Financial Aid Announcement

Financial Aid has an announcement for Direct Loan recipients who are graduating, withdrawing or transferring from UE at the end of the Fall Semester. Students who have received a Direct Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session.  The Office of Financial Aid will hold a session on December 5 (Reading Student Day) at 1:30 pm in Hyde Hall, Room 126. 

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.




* Pi Gamma Mu Makes the Honor Roll of Merit

The Indiana Alpha chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society for the Social Sciences, was listed on the National Honor Roll of Merit for the 2011-2012 Academic Year.  Chapters named to the Roll of Merit are active chapters that evidence activity and programming that reflects the overall ideals of Pi Gamma Mu and contribute to their institutions and communities.  Only seven chapters out of 186 active American chapters were listed to the Honor Roll of Merit.

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, is soon to publish an anthology on "Ethics and Affective Computing," for the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. This special issue of the transactions is devoted to the ethics of giving simulated emotions to robots, including, among other entities, automated autonomous pets, robotic sex partners and more sophisticated war robots. The special issue will constitute the fourth quarter issue of the "Transactions" for 2012.

* Hanns Pieper

A photo submitted by University of Evansville Professor Emeritus Hanns Pieper to Evansville Living has received a prize and been published.  The photo can be found on page 22 of the Nov./Dec. 2012 edition of Evansville Living.  It is titled "Campus Calm."



* Aces Finish Second and Third at House of Champions

The University of Evansville men and women's swimming and diving teams put together an impressive weekend at the House of Champions Invitational in Indianapolis. The UE women finished second behind University of Wisconsin- Green Bay with a score of 1574 while the UE men finished third behind University of Wisconsin- Green Bay and IUPUI with a final score of 1395.
During the third and final day of competition, the UE women claimed four victories. Teammates Abby Smith, Michelle Tipton, Michea Reinitz, and Samantha Montgomery clocked in at 3:28.48 to secure a first place win in the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay. Tipton also took home a win in the women’s 100-yard freestyle with a final time of 51.25. Diver Sadie Wells once again impressed, taking first place in both 1-meter diving scoring a 257.30 and 3-meter diving with a score of 289.05.

The UE men took home two second place wins on the final day of the invitational, as well as a preliminary win. Ashton Bishop took the second place spot in the men’s 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.44. Alex Seward placed second in the men’s 200-yard butterfly with a final time of 1:54.77.

The UE men and women’s swimming and diving teams now set their sights on December 15 when they will play host to Eastern Illinois.

* Defense Lifts No. 15/16 Ohio State Over Aces, 78-33

The No. 15/16 Ohio State defense held the University of Evansville women’s basketball team to just 10 points in the second half and cruised to a 78-33 victory over the Purple Aces Saturday afternoon at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Senior Samantha Heck led UE (2-5) with nine points, going 4-for-12 from the field and 1-for-4 from behind the arc.  Freshman Laura Friday added a career-high seven points and redshirt senior Chelsea Falkenstein grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Ohio State’s (5-2) Tayler Hill led all scorers with 20 points and three steals, while Ashley Adams added 14 points and six boards for the Buckeyes in a winning effort.  As a team, OSU shot 63.3 percent from the field, connecting on 31 of its 49 shot attempts, in addition to making four of its nine three-point tries and 12 of 18 free throws.

Defensively, the Buckeyes held the Aces to a season-low 23.1 shooting percentage and scored 27 points off of 21 Evansville turnovers.

Heck scored five of Evansville’s first seven points, as Ohio State took an early 7-3 lead, but the Aces were able to respond and cut the gap to 10-7 at the first media timeout.

The Buckeyes used pressure defense and began to pull away midway through the first half, using five turnovers and 10 points in transition to spark a 13-3 run that gave OSU a 30-13 advantage with 7:36 remaining in the opening stanza.

Evansville responded with a 7-0 run to cut its deficit to 30-20 on a deep jumper by Hart at the 4:41 mark, but Ohio State rallied and closed the half on a 10-3 to push its margin to 40-23 heading into the break.

The Buckeyes shot 63.0 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes and scored 22 points in the paint, including 18 off of 11 UE turnovers.

Ohio State continued its stingy defense in the second half, as OSU held the Aces without a point for over 14 minutes and led 63-25 with 7:56 remaining.  Meagan Collins finally ended the Buckeyes’ 29-0 run with a layup at the 8:13 mark.

Evansville managed just four field goals the rest of the half, as Ohio State outscored UE, 38-10, in the second half and posted a 77-33 victory.

OSU outrebounded Evansville, 37-28, but the Aces managed to pull down 15 offensive boards to Ohio State’s nine.  The Buckeyes also dominated the lane, scoring 46 points inside the point.

The Aces will look to end their four-game losing streak Tuesday, Dec. 4, when they travel to Charleston, Ill., for a 7 p.m. contest with Eastern Illinois.


* Aces Comeback Falls Just Short At Colorado State

Freshman D.J. Balentine posted a career effort as he scored 26 points as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team fell by a 79-72 final to Colorado State on Saturday afternoon at Moby Arena.Balentine hit 10-of-15 shots, including six treys to lead the Aces (4-3).  Four players finished in double figures for Colorado State (6-0), led by Greg Smith’s 19-point effort.

Down as many as 18 in the final eight minutes, Evansville cut the gap to five points before CSU was able to hold off the charge.

Colorado State scored the first seven points and kept rolling from there.  Dorian Green knocked down a trey as the Rams also got off to a quick start on the boards, hauling in six of the first seven.  Ned Cox got UE on the board with a jumper before the Rams, led by nine Colton Iverson tallies, jumped out to a 21-10 advantage less than seven minutes into the contest.

Facing a double-figure deficit, freshman D.J. Balentine made it a manageable deficit as he hit his first four shots, including three treys to being the Aces back within five points at 24-19 before the Rams pushed their lead back into double figures and as many as 16 (39-23) as Greg Smith and Wes Eikmeier joined Iverson in double figures.

Evansville cut into the lead in the final minutes, going into the locker room down by 12 at the break.  Colorado State scored 44 points in the first half, the previous high an opponent scored in a period against UE this season was 33 by Tennessee Tech. 

Out of halftime, Evansville reeled off five in a row.  Egidijus Mockevicius got down the floor in transition to score before Colt Ryan knocked down his second three-pointer of the day to make it a 44-37 game.  With the lead still at seven (48-41), the Rams went on an 11-0 run to open up their largest lead at 18 points as Dorian Green registered seven points in the stretch.  A floater by Balentine ended the stretch.

With six minutes left, UE found itself in a 17-point hole before the threes started to fall.  Ned Cox and Balentine connected to make it a 13-point deficit before the Kokomo, Ind. native drained two more treys as the Aces made it a 69-62 game with just over three minutes left.

The run continued into the final minute as Cox notched his second trey to make it a 5-point game at 75-70, but the rally was just a bit too late as the Rams held on for the 79-72 win.

Looking better and better in his comeback, Colt Ryan finished the game with 20 points while Mockevicius and Cox had 10 apiece.  The Aces outshot the Rams, hitting 50.9% of their shots while CSU shot 48.1%.  The main advantage for the Rams came in rebounding as they had a 41-22 edge on the boards.

Three CSU players finished with 16 points including Iverson, Wes Eikmeier and Dorian Green.

Evansville will begin a four-game home stretch at the Ford Center beginning on Wednesday as UE will take on Miami (Ohio) at 7:05 p.m.  Next Saturday, Murray State comes to town for a 1 p.m. contest.


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