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Friday, January 4, 2013

* Fred Wilson Receives UE's January 2013 Employee Excellence Award

The University of Evansville’s Employee Excellence Award for January 2013 has been presented to Fred Wilson, campus locksmith. Fred, who works in the Facilities Maintenance Department, has been employed at UE since May 1998.

Those nominating Fred note that his friendly and competent manner is very reassuring to UE employees and students when they call him with stressful lock and key problems. He often gets called in the middle of the night to take care of these issues, and many times the situation is an emergency. Whether it is a big problem or a small one, Fred is always helpful and calm. He is so conscientious about his work that he often volunteers his assistance before being asked. He is dependable, hard-working and goes the extra mile to make sure that students and others on campus have the locks and keys needed to keep things safe and secure.

Fred volunteers his time to community efforts as well as campus organizations.

In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Leadership in 2010, Fred received a Master of Science degree in Public Service Administration in December 2012.

Thank you, Fred, for maintaining the integrity and security of the UE campus!


* No Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday

There will be no 1:00 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday. Anyone who will be arriving on campus and looking for area Mass times is encouraged to check the Newman Center website,


Upcoming Events

* Monday at the Newman Center: "A Faith Journey through Several Countries"

Francesco Planchenstainer will be the featured speaker at the Newman Catholic Student Center this Monday evening, discussing how his faith has developed through the experience of living in different countries. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with discussion from 6-7 p.m. Francesco is a PhD candidate from Italy in residence at UE this year while completing an internship with Mead Johnson. Everyone is welcome! Contact Mike Roesch at with any questions.


Info You Should Know

* News from the Registrar's Office

The last day to add/drop a spring class is January 11. Please make sure that your form is signed by your advisor.  If you are changing part-time or full-time status, the back of the form must be stamped by Student Accounts. Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office.  


* Fall Dean's List Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers

Congratulations to all students who made the Fall 2012 Dean's List! To recognize this achievement, news releases were sent last Thursday to your hometown newspapers and posted online at

You should have received an e-mail notification with a link to view your story online and share your achievement with friends and family through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also to log in to via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, leadership positions, activities, and professional experience.

Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. UE is dedicated to helping students create a positive online profile by providing as a free service. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241. 

* 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
* Attention Cardholders

Due to the Christmas Break, the Pcard Cycle Reconciliation for December has been extended an extra day!  Cardholders will have until Monday morning, January 7, to finish the December Reconciliation process.



* Ralph M. Larmann

The artwork of Ralph M Larmann, associate professor of art, will be featured at the Sheldon Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana from January 4 through March 23. The show, titled Paradoxical Currents, is thematically oriented and presented in conjunction with the city of Terre Haute's "Year of the River." The exhibition will be presented in the Museum's Education Gallery with an opening reception at 6-9 p.m. on Friday, January 4. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

* William Baer

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer’s award-winning one-act play, Morons, has been selected to be part of The Actors’ Theatre of Santa Cruz’s 18th Annual Eight Tens at Eight Festival under the direction of Brian Spencer.  Opening night is Friday, January 4, and the play will receive 18 individual performances.  Professor Baer also has two poems featured in the current issue of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and two other poems are forthcoming in the next issue of The Virginia Quarterly Review.


Sympathy to...

* Vicky Hughes and Family

Condolences to Vicky Hughes, instructor of software applications in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, whose father, Charles E. Marks, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, surrounded by his family. Mr. Marks, a resident of Lexington, Ky., was 80. A gathering of family and friends with a time of sharing was held on Saturday, December 22, at Clark Legacy Center in Lexington, Ky.



* Aces Stop Skid, Top Drake, 68-62, in MVC Opener

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team snapped an eight-game losing streak and halted an 11-game skid to Missouri Valley Conference foe Drake Thursday night at the Ford Center, as the Purple Aces topped the Bulldogs, 68-62, in the MVC opener for both squads.

Four Evansville (3-9, 1-0 MVC) players finished the night in double figures, as sophomore Mallory Ladd led the Aces with 16 points and 10 rebounds, recording her third double-double in as many games in a UE uniform.  Her 16 points also tied a career high, matching a 16-point effort she posted against Montana State last year at Valparaiso. 

Senior Samantha Heck tallied 15 points, going 6-for-10 from the field, while fellow senior Taylor Ware finished with a season-high 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.  Redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart rounded out the double-digit scorers for UE, adding 10 points and a game-high four steals.

Evansville shot a season-high 42.6 percent from the field, nailing 23 of its 54 shot attempts, and shot 44.4 percent behind the arc, going 8-for-18.

Drake (5-7, 0-1 MVC) posted a better shooting percentage than the Aces, hitting 42.9 percent of their field goal tries, but finished just 4-for-17 from three-point land (23.5%) and committed 21 turnovers that Evansville turned into 24 points.

The Aces found their mark from long distance early in the contest, scoring their first nine points on a trio of three-pointers by Ware, Friday and Hart to take an early 9-5 lead with 16:42 to go in the first.

UE used a 9-0 run, highlighted by a deep three from Ware from the left corner, to push its advantage to 18-7 just over two and a half minutes later.  However, Drake responded with an 8-2 run of its own to trim Evansville’s lead to 20-15 with 11:19 remaining in the opening stanza.

The Aces pushed its lead to double digits once again at the 7:14 mark, taking a 28-18 lead on a driving layup by sophomore Juliann Miller.

Both sides traded baskets for the rest of the half and Evansville held a 34-27 lead heading into the locker room, as the Aces forced 11 first-half turnovers and converted them into 18 points.

The Bulldogs quickly erased UE’s halftime lead, going on an 8-2 run, capped by a free throw by Alyssa Marschner, to start the second half and pull within one at 36-35 with 16:05 remaining in the contest.

The Aces regained the momentum when redshirt senior Chelsea Falkenstein buried a three from the right wing at the 13:35 mark and Miller knocked down a 15-foot jumper to give UE a 48-43 advantage with 11 minutes remaining.

Evansville began to pull away midway through the second half, as Ladd converted on a pair of free throws to extend the Aces’ margin to 55-46 with 7:17 remaining.

Heck drained a trey with 2:04 remaining and later scored on an inbound play to give UE its largest lead of the contest at 65-52 with 1:29 showing on the clock.

Drake cut the lead to single digits on a late layup, but would not threaten in the final minute, as the Aces secured their first win over the Bulldogs since 2008.

UE outrebounded DU, 37-33, and recorded a season-high 13 steals.

Evansville will look to stay perfect in Valley play Saturday, Jan. 5, when it hosts MVC preseason-favorite Creighton at 5 p.m.

* UE Athletics looking for Volunteers for Saturday Night

The men’s basketball team is hosting a Military Appreciation Night this Saturday, January 5 at 8 p.m. The Athletic Department is looking for volunteers to help pass out American flags at the doors to fans pregame to help honor military members and their families. Volunteers would need to be at the Ford Center Will Call by 6:30 p.m. and would be done at game time. Two tickets to the game will be provided for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Cherie Leonhardt by Friday, January 4 at 12 p.m., by calling 488-2141 or emailing


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