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Monday, December 10, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore sale runs through Thursday, December 13.  Get 15% off all UE clothing and gift purchases during the period.  Students who sell back books have the chance to get 20% or 25% off their purchases through the Bookstore "Scratch and Win" promotion during Buyback - December 6-12.

* Exam Treats this Sunday & Monday

Sodexo invites all students to take a break from finals stress and join us for free treats from 9 p.m.-11 p.m.  in the Cafe Court on Sunday, December 9 and Monday, December 10. All students (meal plan or not) are welcome to attend!

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Acettes Offering Holiday Dance Clinic for Children 3-13

The University of Evansville Acettes invites all children ages 3-13 to their Holiday Dance Clinic! The clinic will be held on Friday, December 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Children will learn a holiday routine, play games, and have a pizza party with the team. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Maikranz Gym (small gym) at the University of Evansville. Dress is comfortable with an athletic shoe. Clinic participants will perform with the Acettes during half time at the Men’s Basketball game vs. Alabama State on December 15. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

Registration is $25 per child and includes clinic t-shirt, pizza party, and child admission to the game. Advanced registration is welcomed but not required. Please visit the Dance Team page on for clinic registration forms—also available at clinic. You may RSVP to Coach Mariel Arata at or (409) 4ACESDT.


Info You Should Know

* Campus Dining Winter Break Hours

Cafe Court: The last meal of the semester will be Wednesday, December 12  from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cafe Court will reopen for dinner Sunday, January 6.

Ace's Place & Jazzman's will both close for the semester at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12 and will reopen normal hours on Monday, January 7.

Happy Holidays from everyone at Sodexo!

* Study Abroad Info and Applications

Applications and/or information for Study Abroad Summer 2013 at Harlaxton or with UE Faculty-led programs in China, Israel, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom and South Korea are available in the Office of Study Abroad. The office is located in Room 261, Schroeder Family School of Business Building - or you can email . Harlaxton Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 applications are also still available.



* News from the Registrar's Office

Winter Intersession
You still have time to sign up for a Winter Intersession course!  The last day to add a WI course is December 13. The last day to drop a WI course without a “W” is December 13.

Summer Sessions I and II
Information regarding Summer Sessions I and II for 2013 can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s webpage

* UE Phonathon No Longer Needs Recycled Paper

Thank you to those departments in the past who have donated recycled paper to UE’s Phonathon.  This campaign went “green” this fall with new software which does not require paper.  We are wrapping up our fall Phonathon campaign with over $130k in gifts and pledges!  It’s not too late to make your gift before December 31.  Visit or call Annual Giving at x2273 to give to UE today.  Happy Holidays from your Annual Giving team! 

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the January 2013 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to


* Fitness Center Winter Break Hours

Fitness Center Winter Break Hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 5 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 6 -8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday, December  7 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 8 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 9 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Monday, December  10  through Friday, December 14– 8:00 am  to 6:00 pm
  • Saturda,y December  15 & Sunday,, December 16 – Closed
  • Monday, December 17 through Friday, December 21  - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – Closed
  • Wednesday, January 2 through Friday, January 4 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday,,  January 5 & Sunday,  January 6 – Closed
  • Monday, January 7 – 6:30 am to 10:00 pm (Normal  Hours Resume)

Pool Hours are 12:00 to 1:00 pm  - depending on life guard availability

Please Note***The Fitness Center will close early on December 12 due to Winter Commencement

* Grades, Credits and Financial Aid Eligibility

As we approach the end of the fall semester, the Office of Financial Aid would like to clarify all policies related to the academic standards that govern scholarship and financial aid renewal. Other than the two exceptions* noted below, the Office of Financial Aid does not monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each MAY.

Therefore, if a student’s GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, he or she has the spring semester restore the cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored in mid-year.

See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans.

Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364. You may also stop into the Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall room 116, to arrange an appointment with a financial aid counselor.

*Exception 1: First-time students who receive need-based grants from the state of Indiana – the Frank O’Bannon Higher Education Award (HEA), Frank O’Bannon Freedom of Choice Award (FOC), and Twenty-first Century Scholarship – must be monitored each semester. See our current student website for the full policy stating the required GPA for state grant renewal.

*Exception 2: Students who are granted a semester of probational financial aid for fall under a specific appeal plan will be monitored at the end of the fall semester for continued spring aid eligibility.


* Rental Book Return

Just a reminder all UrEntal books (the in-store rental program) must be returned to the UE Bookstore by Wednesday, December 12 at 4 p.m.  Also if you rented books from our affiliate SKYO you can easily return those books to the Bookstore as well and we will check them in and ship them back for you.  SKYO will send you a reminder via email to return your book.  The full Spring 2013 booklist will be posted on the bookstore website no later than the night of December 13 to allow us to post everything properly.  The webiste will show the availability of new and used books, and UrEntal rental (in store) options and also a link to our rental affiliate SKYO for additional rental options.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* 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”. 

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

Applications for students interested in becoming an Orientation Leader (OL) will be available beginning January 7, 2013 in the VP/Dean of Students Office.  The office is located in Ridgway University Center, Room 230, in the Student Life Center.  Application deadline is Monday, January 21, by 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the VP/Dean of Students at ext. 2500.



* Scott Haffner Named To 52nd Indiana Basketball HOF Class

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 52nd induction class for 2013 and former University of Evansville standout Scott Haffner will be a part of that class, which is set to be inducted on March 20, 2013.“It is a great honor for me and puts a smile of gratification on my face,” Haffner said.  “My desire growing up was to mold my work ethic after many of the great inductees in the hall and it is just such an honor to be included amongst the other great players who are there.”

It is not very often that one student-athlete makes a lasting impact on a program, but Haffner has done just that.  The Noblesville, Ind. native, who led his high school to a perfect record in 1984, played for the Purple Aces from 1986 through 1989. His 1,686 points stands fifth in program history, 24 points ahead of current UE senior Colt Ryan. 

His individual honors are too much to list, but Haffner would be the last one who would want this to be all about him, it is about what his teams accomplished at that time and when you look at what those teams were able to do on the floor, it is something that is extremely special.  He led the Aces to a remarkable 62-26 record in his three seasons with the program, including, but the way he finished his career provided one of the most special moments in program history.  The senior led Evansville to its first NCAA Tournament win at the Division I-A level as the Aces picked up an overtime win over Oregon State.

“I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to attend UE; to land in a place like Evansville where they love basketball and have a great tradition of success was perfect for me,” he continued.  “It has been great staying connected in the community through Marty (Simmons) and the team.”

More than 20 years following the conclusion of his career, Haffner’s name is very prevalent in the record book.  Fifth in scoring, fifth in scoring average, seventh in assists, second in career free throw percentage and fourth in steals just to name a few.  But there is one night that remains etched in the minds of Aces fans.  A night that is hard for anyone to forget.  A 109-83 win, a 23-for-29 shooting effort and an amazing 11 three-pointers.  That night came on February 23, 1989 when Haffner, then a senior, scored a program record 65 points against Dayton.

Easy as it would be to take credit for a performance like that, Haffner quickly pointed out that it was just another day at the office for he and his teammates; UE basketball is not just about one person, it is about a program and taking it to the next level.

“The 65-point game was a neat thing, but overall, it was all about being with the guys for four years and the way that we reestablished the way Evansville basketball was played,” Haffner explained.  “My top memory was the journey and the guys that we worked with to build the program back up and get to the NCAA Tournament while being ranked.  Just as special was to see guys like Andy Elkins, Scott Shreffler and Reed Jackson continue that leadership.  Once you set a standard, it is important for the younger guys to understand that and build upon it.”

Haffner stays close to UE today, attending games when his busy schedule allows him to while maintaining contact with Coach Simmons and the program.  He could not emphasize enough how proud he is of Coach, the program, its players and the backing that the university has given it.

“I am proud of the investment in the UE basketball program; Marty is a great head coach and a perfect representative for young people,” Haffner said.  “He is the best competitor I ever played with and a great role model.  I am so proud of the new facilities; when I talk about UE basketball, there is a great reputation there and it is important to have someone who understands that tradition.  He sets a high standard on and off the court and when people see that team, they understand that those guys are deeper than wins and losses, they are great people.”

“I feel very blessed that UE was a large part of my career.  It is a special place with a wonderful past and a bright future.”

He is one of 14 with ties to UE who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Others include: Gus Doerner, Robert Hoffman, Larry Humes, Arad McCutchan, Kern McGlothlin, Clarence Riggs, Walter Riggs, Bob Sakel, Don Buse, Bryan Jerrel, Bill Robertson, Steve Welmer and Shelly Brand Adlard.

* Murray State Pulls Away For 82-70 Win Over Men's Hoops

Four players combined to score 76 out of 82 points as the Murray State Racers used a strong second half to earn an 82-70 victory over the Purple Aces on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center.Preseason All-American Isaiah Canaan and Ed Daniel scored 21 points apiece to lead the Racers (7-1) while Stacy Wilson notched 18 and Brandon Garrett finished with 16.  Daniel also grabbed a game-high 15 boards.  Leading the Aces (5-4) was Ned Cox with 16 points while D.J. Balentine tallied 15.  Colt Ryan scored 13 while fellow senior Troy Taylor had the fifth double-double of his career with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

“We were aggressive in the opening minutes, but we could not carry that into the second half,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said.  “Our guys need to learn to sustain that aggressiveness and learn from this.  Murray State increased their intensity and that is what made the difference.”

It was Ned Cox providing the offensive spark in the early going, hitting his first seven shots as Evansville jumped out to the early advantage.  His opening five shots helped the Aces go up by a 15-2 mark; with the scored tied at 2-2, UE reeled off the next 13 points while outrebounding the Racers by a 7-1 margin and holding them to 1-for-7 shooting.  A trey by Stacy Wilson ended the 13-0 Evansville run.

Evansville continued its solid run early on as a pair of Troy Taylor free throws gave Evansville a 26-12 lead.  Murray State rallied back with an 8-0 run as they kept the Aces off the board for five minutes; UE missed six shots while turning the ball over three times.  A Taylor free throw ended the run before he scored on a layup seconds later.

The Racers continued the run, which turned into a 24-13 stretch as UE went to the half with a 39-36 edge.  Cox finished with 16 points in the period while Taylor notched nine to go along with seven boards. 

After its big run to finish up the first half, Murray opened the second stanza on a 16-4 run to take a 52-43 lead.  The Racers began the half hitting five of their first eight shots.  Isaiah Canaan, who was held to just six points in the first half, scored ten in the opening eight minutes of the final period.  The Aces were cold from the floor as they missed their first six shots of the half while turning the ball over on four occasions.

With MSU up by a 57-45 margin, D.J. Balentine scored five in a row for UE while cutting the deficit to 59-51 with eight minutes left, but that is as close as the Aces would get over the remainder of the game as the Racers countered every UE run with one of their own in earning the 82-70 win.

In the second half, Murray State was 18-of-27 (66.7%) from the floor while UE was 10-29.  MSU also finished the contests with a 41-30 edge on the boards.

Evansville will have a week to prepare for its next opponent as Alabama State comes to the Ford Center for a 1:05 p.m. contest next weekend.  The Aces will wrap up the 4-game homestand on Dec. 18 when they face Oakland City at 7:05 p.m.  In two weeks, UE will play its final non-conference game of the calendar year, traveling to Butler on Dec. 22.

* Second-Half Rally Falls Short for Aces in Loss to St. Louis

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team trailed by as many 15 in the second half, before mounting a late run to tie the game with 1:27 remaining.  However, Saint Louis knocked down key free throws down the stretch and escaped with a 63-59 win at the Ford Center Sunday afternoon.

Redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart knocked down six three-pointers and added a layup to lead Evansville (2-7) with 20 points.  Seniors Meagan Collins and Samantha Heck each finished the afternoon with 13 points, while redshirt senior Chelsea Falkenstein grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

Saint Louis (5-5) took an early 8-3 lead heading into the first media timeout and pushed its lead to 15-7 at the second break, as Jacy Bradley accounted for 11 of SLU’s first 15 points.

Hart sparked an 8-2 run for the Aces that brought UE back within four at 19-15 with 6:18 remaining in the first half by knocking down a pair of threes and converting on a driving layup.

The Billikens countered with a 13-4 run to capture their largest lead of the half at 32-19 at the 1:32 mark in the opening stanza and took a 34-21 advantage heading into the locker room.

SLU shot 47.1 percent from the floor in the first half, knocking down 16 of its 34 shot attempts, despite hitting just two of its nine three-point attempts.  UE was held to a 26.7 percent shooting percentage (8-for-30), going 3-for-12 from behind the arc.

Evansville raced out of the locker room by going on a 10-2 run that was capped by a Heck layup to bring the Aces within seven at 38-31 with 13:20 remaining in the contest.

Both teams traded baskets over the next six minutes, until UE used full-court pressure to force three-straight Saint Louis turnovers and pull within one at 52-51 on a layup by sophomore Juliann Miller at the 4:19 mark.

Courtney Webb ended the Evansville rally with a trey from the right corner to put SLU back in front by two possessions, but the Aces quickly responded as Miller drained a triple of her own to cut the margin to 57-54 with 1:39 left in the game.

On the ensuing possession, the Aces forced another Saint Louis turnover and Hart connected from long range to tie the game for the first time at 57-57 with just under a minute to play.

Free throws were key down the stretch and proved to be the difference, as SLU was able to connect on six of its last eight free throws, while Evansville misfired on its only attempt from the line in the final minute.  A free throw by the Halee Castleman made the score 63-59 with just 2.1 seconds remaining, clinching the win for Saint Louis.

SLU’s Jacy Bradley led all scorers with 23 points, going 8-for-13 from the field and Lorreal Jones and Webb joined Bradley in double figures, scoring 12 points apiece. 

Evansville’s defense held the Billikens to just eight field goals over the final 20 minutes, but Saint Louis was able to convert on 10 of its 17 free-throw opportunities, with all 17 of them coming in the second half.

The two sides combined for just 18 turnovers and scored 25 points off of those turnovers, as Saint Louis scored 13 points off of UE miscues, while the Aces were able to score 12 points off of SLU’s eight turnovers.

The Aces will have a long break before their next contest, as they will look to end their six-game losing skid on Dec. 20, when they travel to Toledo for a 6 p.m. contest as part of the Toledo Tournament.  UE will then play again on Dec. 21, taking on either Hampton or Prairie View A&M.


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