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Monday, November 25, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Submission Party Is Today!

Write anything good this semester? Come to the Writing Center TODAY, November 25, for our end-of-the-semester Submission Party, hosted by the UE Editors and Publishing Club, to learn how you can get your poetry or prose accepted by a literary journal. We’ll go over the basic procedures for sending out manuscripts (through snail mail and online) as well as provide a list of literary journals (including ones that only accept undergraduate work). Though creative writing majors will be most interested, the event is open to anyone on campus who needs that extra push to get their poems and stories out into the world. The event will be held in the Writing Center today, Monday, November 25 at 5 p.m. Don't forget to bring your prose and poetry, envelopes (if you have any), and lap tops. If there are any questions, please contact Elizabeth Crozier at

* UE Bookstore Thanksgiving Sale and Hours

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15% OFF all UE clothing and gift purchases November 25-27. Items already on sale are exempt from additional discount. The Bookstore will close at Noon, November 27 and not reopen until Monday, December 2 for the holiday. Please plan your purchases accordingly.


Upcoming Events

* Newman Center Thanksgiving Feast on Monday

On Monday from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the Newman Catholic Student Center will be serving its annual Thanksgiving feast. There is no formal Dinner & Discussion program this week, just a chance to relax with friends and have a great turkey dinner to gear up for the real thing later in the week. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.


Info You Should Know

* PRIDE Competitors - Last Call!

PRIDE is looking for student competitors for their 11th annual drag show. Both solo and group acts accepted. Prizes include a $50 Kanpai gift card, Jeannie's Gelato for a year, and a Gattitown outing for four, buffet included. Email for information. Registration deadline is this Wednesday!

* Campus Christmas Tree Delivery Schedule

The campus Christmas trees will be delivered the week we return from Thanksgiving break (December 2 and December 3). Once trees are in place and set up, decorators should call Jayne Schnacke at ext. 2775 to arrange pick up and storage of the empty boxes.

* Employee Wellness Nurse Schedule Change

The wellness nurse will not be on campus Monday, November 25. Her next visit will be December 2 in Ridgway University Center Lobby from 1-3 p.m.

* November Pcard Cycle Ending

The November Pcard Cycle began on October 22 and will end at midnight on November 21. Cardholders may reconcile transactions anytime during the cycle but should wait to schedule the November SDG2 report until after November 23 to ensure that all transactions are included on the cycle report. Cardholders will have until noon Monday, December 2 to complete the November reconciliation process. Once the General Ledger uploads after lunch on December 2, cardholders will be locked out and no longer able to reconcile November cycle transactions online.

* Calling all Basketball Officials

The Intramural Dept. is looking for basketball officials for the upcoming season. If you are interested email Seth Woodason

* 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 26           7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 27:    7:45 a.m. – Noon
• Thursday, November 28:         CLOSED
• Friday, November 29:               CLOSED
• Saturday, November 30:          CLOSED
• Sunday, December 1             3:00 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Regular hours resume on Monday, December 2.

* Central Receiving Reminder – Thanksgiving Week

Since UE campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 27, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete deliveries before campus closes for Thanksgiving.

• The daily receiving run will begin in the morning at 10:00 a.m.
• UE Central Receiving will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27 and re-open on Monday morning, December 2.
• Please note that campus offices expecting packages are asked to notify Central Receiving for possible alternatives.
• Offices that plan to be closed earlier than noon on November 27 are asked to notify Central Receiving in advance to avoid unnecessary morning deliveries.

For delivery questions, contact Central Receiving at extension 2181.

* UE Mail Services Reminder – Thanksgiving Week

Since UE campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 27, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete mail processing before campus closes for Thanksgiving.

• The daily mail run will begin at 8:30 a.m.
• All outgoing mail must be in UE Mail Services for processing on November 27, no later than 10 a.m.
• UE Mail Services will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27 and re-open on Monday morning, December 2.
• Please note that United States Post Office will also be closed on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving Day.
• While UE Mail Services is closed, those needing to mail a letter, etc. may do so by taking their UE Pcard to the Post Office.

Also please note the following UPS information:
• Wednesday, November 27, is the last day to ship UPS Ground since there are no UPS ground pickups or deliveries on Friday, November 29.
• There is no pickup or delivery service by UPS on Thanksgiving Day.
• On Friday, November 29, there is delivery and pickup of air and international packages only. Pickups are available if prearranged by Wednesday, November 27, or via UPS On-Call Pickup® service and at all UPS Drop Boxes. Please note that guaranteed delivery commitment times will be extended 90 minutes on Friday.
• For urgent shipments, UPS Express Critical® is available 365 days a year. For more information on this service, go to

For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 1067.

* Sell your Arts and Crafts at the Annual Holiday Art Sale

The Annual Art and Craft Sale will take place in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday, December 5 from 7 AM to 6 PM. You do not need to be present in order to sell your work. All artists and crafters wanting to participate can deliver their items for sale to the Peterson Gallery during the regularly scheduled hours of 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Again, anyone in the UE community who creates art & crafts is invited to participate in these events. This includes spouses, children, relatives and friends.

Members of the UE Friends of Art and other volunteers will be manning the sale so it is not necessary for sale participants to stay in the Peterson Gallery with their work.

To enter work in the Christmas Exhibition, to register as a participant for the Art and Craft Sale or for more information, please stop the Department of Art Office or phone at 488-2043.  (A sample of work may be requested prior to inclusion as a participant in either event.)



* This Week in Music

Music therapy students Sara Graham (senior), Tyler Vest (junior), and Melanie Brison (music therapy intern) recently gave a presentation at the American Music Therapy Association’s annual conference in Jacksonville, FL. The presentation, entitled “‘Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey’: Musical Life Review,” summarized a special project they completed in Spring 2013 as part of a music therapy practicum assignment.

The Department of Music recently hosted the annual "KEY" (Keyboard Education for Youth) Competition, sponsored by the Greater Evansville Music Teachers Association. Over 100 student pianists (ages 5-18), teachers, and parents were on campus for the competition and recital. UE piano majors Jerren Shidler, Meghan Messer, Joe Effinger, Elizabeth Long, Olivia Price, Ashley Sliment, Victoria Geisz, Vickie Huber, Alaina McPherson, and Amanda McCandless assisted with the event.

* Spalding, Clifton, and Plikuhn Present in New Orleans

Senior sociology majors, Sarah Spalding and Chelsea Clifton, along with Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, presented their paper, titled, "Bridging the Gap: Perceptions of Young Adults on Aging and Interactions with Older Adults" at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the Gerontological Society of America on Friday, November 22 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

* U.S. News & World Report Names UE a "Best College for Veterans"

The University of Evansville has received national recognition for the impact it makes on the lives of military veterans. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UE #4 among Midwest regional universities in its inaugural “Best Colleges for Veterans” rankings.

The new rankings, designed to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, provide information on schools that offer benefits such as tuition and housing assistance to veterans and active service members. Overall, the rankings listed 234 schools in 10 categories.

To learn more about this honor, click here.

* Kathy Liu Has Paper Published

Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Liu, Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science Kathy Liu has had her paper "The Effect of Jump-Landing Directions on Dynamic Stability" published in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (October 2013, vol. 29, pg. 634-638).



* TenHoor Sets Records As Volleyball Finishes Season

In their season finale on Saturday night, the University of Evansville volleyball team put up a valiant effort, but it was Illinois State rallying for a 3-1 win at the Carson Center.

The match for marked the final one in the careers of UE's (9-20, 4-14 MVC) five seniors. Each one made the start on the final night, including a very special one for Rachel TenHoor. TenHoor suffered an injury on Friday evening and was unable to play on Saturday. She can find some silver lining in those circumstances as her performance on Friday evening was good enough to give her a .321 hitting percentage this season, the top mark in UE history. She made the start in the first set before Kristen Koncelik subbed in.

Evansville's four other seniors each posted several minutes as Katie Klages posted 16 digs, Lauren Seyller had 12 digs, Caitlin Wickes had six digs in her first start while Jenn Murphy registered a team-high 38 assists.

Illinois State (18-12, 11-7 MVC) was led by Ashley Rosch, who tallied 18 kills. She was one of five Redbirds to finish in double figures.

Following her performance on Friday evening against Indiana State, Ashley Ring picked up right where she left off in the finale, tallying six kills as the Purple Aces took the opening set. Early back-and-forth action led to a 7-7 score before Evansville became the first team to take a lead of more than one points, scoring five out of six to go up 12-8. Ring posted three consecutive kills in the rally.

The four-point lead still held strong at 17-13 before ISU posted two in a row. Ring once again led the turning point as a pair of kills helped UE go up 23-17 before Emma Roberson finished off the 25-21 win.

It was Illinois State having the upper hand throughout the second set as Ashley Rosch posted two kills to give the Redbirds a quick 4-0 edge. A Ring kill got Evansville back within a pair at 10-8, but ISU came back with a 6-2 stretch behind two Stacey Niao tallies before they took a 25-20 victory.

Continuing the momentum gained from the second game, the Redbirds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the next frame. Two more Niao kills made it a 7-2 game while Emily Schneider registered three kills in a row leading to a 17-7 score. Illinois State would finish with a 25-14 win.

The dominant play for the Redbirds continued into the fourth set as they would pull away to take the match with a 25-11 victory. After struggling in the opening set, ISU outhit the Aces by a .367-.161 margin.

Emma Roberson tallied a team-high 14 kills while Ring finished the night with 13.

* Second-Half Defense Keys Aces Win at Austin Peay

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team used a strong second-half defensive effort to earn its first road win of the year, as the Purple Aces topped host Austin Peay, 65-50, Saturday night at the Dunn Center in Clarksville, Tenn., marking UE’s first-ever win in eight tries in Clarksville.

Junior Mallory Ladd posted her third-straight double-double for Evansville (3-3), scoring 17 points on a 7-for-12 shooting effort, and grabbing 10 rebounds. Freshman finished in double figures with 19 points, going 9-for-24 from the floor, while freshman Dakota Weatherford added nine points and was one of four Aces to registered three or more assists. Off the bench, freshman Kenzie Gustin scored a career-high eight points and senior Katie Ellerson pulled down a career-high nine boards.

Austin Peay (2-3) used an early scoring run to take a 15-6 lead just over seven minutes into the game, as Kristen Stainback hit the Lady Govs’ lone three-pointer at the 13:54 mark and Tearra Banks made a layup on APSU’s next possession to cap a 9-0 run.

Evansville slowly began to chip away at Austin Peay’s advantage, pulling within three on a Gustin triple from the right wing at the 8:37 mark in the opening stanza, before cutting the lead to just one at 24-23, when Weatherford hit a step-back three just under three minutes later.

Ladd tied the game at 26-26 on a three of her own from the right wing with 4:18 remaining in the half, before the Aces grabbed their first lead, 28-26, on a driving layup by junior Kat Taylor off of a feed from Ladd.

UE’s defense clamped down over the final 4:32, as Evansville limited the Lady Govs to just one made field goal over that span and took a 32-28 lead into the locker room.

APSU quickly tied the game early in the second half on back-to-back jumpers by Alexis Hardaway and Tiasha Gray with 19:17 to play, before the Aces’ defense once again stood firm and aided a 6-0 run that allowed UE to grab a 38-32 advantage on a layup by Ladd at the 16:10 mark.

Evansville slowly began to pull away and took its first double-digit lead, 49-39, with 11:55 to play, when Ladd connected on a three from the left wing.

The Aces continued to apply defensive pressure and Weatherford was able to turn a steal into a layup on the opposite end of the floor to give UE a 57-44 lead and force an Austin Peay timeout with 6:28 remaining.

Jacey Scott ended an over six-minute scoring drought for the Lady Govs with a layup at the 4:22 mark to cut Evansville’s lead to 59-46, but the Aces were able to hold APSU to just four points over the remainder of the contest to seal their second-straight win.

UE held Austin Peay to a 30.0 percent shooting percentage (9-for-30) in the second half, and limited the Lady Govs to a 1-for-9 effort from long range over the course of the entire game.

Evansville outrebounded APSU, 43-41, and posted a slim, 34-33, advantage in the paint. The Aces were able to turn 15 Austin Peay turnovers into 15 points and tallied 19 assists on 27 made baskets.

Gray led the Lady Govs with 14 points, going 7-for-15 from field, and eight rebounds, and was the only APSU player to reach double figures. Banks added nine points and Hardaway finished with seven points and six boards.

The Aces will be looking for their third-consecutive victory Monday night, when they travel to Martin, Tenn., to take on UT Martin at 5:30 p.m.

* Men's Basketball Tops Anderson, 91-68

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team kept rolling as they picked up a 91-68 victory over Anderson University to improve to 5-0 at the Ford Center on Saturday evening.

Leading the way once again was sophomore D.J. Balentine, who tallied 29 points once again. Through four games, the Kokomo, Ind. native has three 29-point outings while tallying 32 in Wednesday night’s win over Valparaiso. He hit 10 out of 11 shots including all three 3-pointers and a 6-6 effort from the charity stripe.

Blake Simmons and Ryan Sawvell each chipped in 15 points. For Simmons, it ties his career mark, a tally that he has finished with in three out of four contests. Sawvell’s final tally was one shy of his career mark and was also his second 14+ effort in a row.

Saturday’s win marked the first 5-game win streak for Marty Simmons in his head coaching career at UE and is the first such streak for the program since the Aces won nine games in a row from Dec. 11, 1999 through Jan. 12, 2000.

It was Balentine starting off hot once again as he scored the opening eight tallies for UE, hitting his first three shots, including a pair of treys. Anderson held tough as Brett Anderson hit two early shots before Max Mollaun hit a three of his own to give the Ravens a 10-8 lead five minutes in.

Jaylon Brown quickly got the game tied back up at 10-10 as he began a 7-0 UE run to take a 15-10 lead. Anderson, behind hot shooter Anderson, roared right back with six in a row as they connected on 4-of-6 threes as a team and Brett Anderson was 3-3 from outside.

Aside from their long range shooting, the Ravens were helped by their crashing of the offensive glass as they grabbed six out of the first seven in that department. Evansville was able regain control in the closing minutes of the first half as they took their largest lead of nine points at 39-30 on a Blake Simmons three.

Balentine later hit Simmons on a nice feed to the basket as the Aces took their first double digit lead at 45-34 before an Adam Wing trey completed the first-half scoring in the final seconds as UE settled for a 48-38 advantage at the break. Balentine led all players with 19 tallies at the half while hitting all six of his attempts. Brett Anderson led AU with 14. The Ravens attempted 17 treys in the period with seven going down.

Putting their struggles from the first half behind them, the Aces came out with a new focus in the second half, scoring the first 17 points of the half to take their largest lead at 65-38 just over six minutes into the half. Evansville hit four of its first five shots of the half while the defense forced misses on the first five Anderson shots along with six turnovers. Mollaun ended the run with a three at the 13:36 mark.

That run proved to be the turning point in the game, though, as the lead never got under 20 points for the remainder of the game before it finished off with a 91-68 final.

Scott Schwieterman was the leading scorer for the Ravens, tallying 18 points along with a team-best 7 boards. Brett Anderson finished with 17 while Mollaun totaled 16.

The offense was cranking once against for UE as the team shot 57.7% making 30 out of 52 shots. Evansville has shot 50% or above in each game marking the first time since an 8-game streak of doing so from Dec. 8 1998 through Jan. 9, 1999. Anderson shot 48.1% while draining 11 treys on the night.

Adam Wing marked the fourth double-figure scorer for UE, tallying 12 to go along with a team-best 8 rebounds. While he did not score any points, Duane Gibson showed his unselfishness in a big way, dishing out 11 assists as the Aces posted helpers on 24 out of 30 makes.

Evansville will look to improve to 6-0 for the first time since the 29-0 NCAA Championship 1964-65 team when they travel to Indiana University on Tuesday night. Game time is set for 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.


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