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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

* Winter Commencement

The University of Evansville will confer 101 degrees upon 96 students during the Winter Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. today. The ceremony will be held in the Student Fitness Center. The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. The reception is sponsored by the UE Alumni Association.

This year’s commencement speaker will be Mari Plikuhn, assistant  professor of sociology, who received the 2012 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award during May's commencement ceremony

* Live Commencement Video Available On UE Website

Congratulations to the 96 students graduating today at Winter Commencement! For anyone who would like to watch the ceremony but cannot attend in person, a live, streaming video will be available at (click on "Watch Live"). The video will be available approximately 10 minutes before the start of Commencement, around 1:50 p.m. Central. 


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.

* 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

* Administrative Services' Areas Closed for Lunch

Please note that the Office of Administrative Services including Purchasing, Copy Services, Mail Services, Recycling, Risk Management, and Central Receiving will be closed for a Christmas staff luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19.

* Libraries Announces December Intersession Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the December Recess beginning on December 12 and concluding on January 6. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at either 812.488.2376  or

  • Wednesday, December 12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 13: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 15: CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 16: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 17: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 18: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 19: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 20: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 21: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Tuesday,, December 22–January 1: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, January 2: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 3: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 4: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 5: CLOSED
  • Sunday, January 6: CLOSED
  • Monday, January 7: Resume regular hours
* Renovation Work Planned for Plaza

Renovation of the plaza area between Olmsted and Hyde Halls has been scheduled for the period of December 13 through January 4.  Work will include replacing the concrete walks with paving bricks to match the walkway on the east side of Olmsted Hall, replacing the exterior bulletin board with a digital message center housed in a decorative limestone support, and improving the landscaping.  Demolition work in the area will begin on Thursday, December 13 with construction work to follow.  For your safety, please avoid this area until construction is complete.

* 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!

* 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

* 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

* Attention UE Cardholders

The December Pcard Cycle started November 22 and ends on December 21.  Cardholders are encouraged to reconcile transactions throughout the month.  Due to the Christmas Break, cardholders will have until the morning of Friday, January 4 to complete reconciliation and print December Cycle Reports.

* Distribution Services Holiday Reminders

Since UE campus will be closed from Monday, December 24 through January 1,  please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly.  Regular Distribution Services’ operations will resume on Wednesday, January 2.

Central Receiving

  • Central Receiving will be accepting shipments on Friday, December 21 until 3:00 P.M. Packages will not be accepted after 3:00 P.M. Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 1.
  • Central Receiving will not be making campus deliveries over the Christmas break.
  • In-House Supply Orders received by  3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, will be delivered on the Friday afternoon run.  In-House Supply Orders received after 3:00 p.m. on Friday will be delivered on Wednesday afternoon run, January 2.

Mail Services

  • The daily mail run will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21 as normally scheduled.
  • All outgoing mail must be in Mail Services on Friday, December 21 no later than 2:00 p.m. to be mailed same day.
  • The United States Post Office will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1.

Copy Services

  • Please plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as Copy Services will be closed over the break.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email

* 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.



* Women's Golf Signs Two For Next Season

University of Evansville women’s golf coach Jim Hamilton has announced the signing of Maggie Camp and Kayla Katterhenry to National Letters of Intent to play for UE beginning in 2013.“We are happy to welcome Kayla and Maggie to our program, both are outstanding golfers as well as students.  It is great for us to bring two local products to the University of Evansville; they are two of the best golfers in the state of Indiana,” head golf coach Jim Hamilton said.  “Both bring a competitive toughness that you look for as a coach and that attitude will be a benefit to everyone on the team.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach these girls to successful careers at UE.”

Camp is a native of nearby Wadesville, Ind. where she attended North Posey High School where she has led her team to a 35-12 record.  By signing with the Purple Aces, she becomes the first female from her high school to sign with a Division I institution. 

She brings several accolades to UE, including a 2012 IHSAA Sectional Championship along with being a Quarterfinalist in this year’s Indiana State Junior Championship.  A 4-time All-PAC player, she had many other successful tournaments this season including a runner-up finish at the Pepsi Masters Tour and an 11th place finish at the Indiana Section Jr PGA while taking medalist honors at the Wildcat Invitational the last two years.

Katterhenry is another local player who is from Newburgh and will graduate from Castle High School in the spring.  She has been extremely successful in her high school career, leading Castle to a pair of SIAC Championships along with two State Finalist finishes while being named her team MVP all four years.  She qualified for the State High School Championship all four years while finishing in the top 15 all four years while placing in the top four twice.  In 2011, Kayla won the Girl’s Indiana State Junior Championship, the only player ever from the Evansville area to accomplish that feat. 

While competing against all of the top women in the state of Indiana, she was runner-up in the 2012 Indiana Women’s State Amateur with a 3-round total of 220.  On the national scene, Kayla played in the prestigious North South Junior Amateur, finishing as the runner-up at Pinehurst, N.C.  Just as impressive was her career-low of 65 at the EJGA Master Series event at Rolling Hills.

A two-sport star at Castle, Katterhenry also played softball, winning MVP honors in 2012 while garnering a berth on the SIAC All-Conference 2nd Team last season.  The tradition of the Purple Aces is nothing new to Katterhenry and her family as he grandfather Ed is a former basketball player at UE and was voted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984.  Her uncle, Jimmy Fisher, was a soccer player for the Purple Aces in the early 1990’s.

* UE Athletics Announces Canned Food Drive Promotion

For the next two games, fans have the opportunity to lend a helping hand in the community while gaining a great deal to attend a University of Evansville men’s basketball game. For the next two games (Dec. 15 vs. Alabama and Dec. 18 vs. Oakland City), fans can get tickets for just $5 with the donation of a canned or non-perishable food item.  You can purchase one $5 ticket for every food item that is donated.

Food items can be brought to the Carson Center Ticket Office during its regular hours or on game day at the Ford Center to receive the same discount.

All items will be given to the Evansville Rescue Mission to help local families.  Drop boxes will be at both games for donations to be made as well.

* Hajderovic Named to NSCAA All-Region Team

University of Evansville men’s soccer player Faik Hajderovic was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Midwest Region Third Team in an announcement by the NSCAA Monday evening.

Hajderovic led the Purple Aces offensively with 15 points, recording five goals and five assists during his freshman campaign to earn All-Missouri Valley Conference honorable mention status, All-MVC Freshman Team recognition and a spot on the MVC All-Tournament Team.  The St. Louis native also attempted a team-high 45 shots and led UE with 20 shots on goal.

Hajderovic opened his collegiate career by scoring six points in his first five collegiate games and earned MVC Offensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 1.  The freshman forward notched his first-career goal in a win over Cincinnati to earn a spot on the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic All-Tournament team.

Evansville finished 9-8-1 overall during the 2012 season and tied for third in the final MVC standings with a 3-2-1 mark in league play


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