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Monday, December 9, 2013

Upcoming Events

* Annual Holiday Pops Concert is Tonight

The Department of Music invites the greater Evansville community to its annual Holiday Pops concert on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville, and the concert program will feature the University Choir, the Men’s and Women’s Choruses, the UE Symphony Orchestra, and the UE Wind Ensemble performing separately and in various combinations. Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz will lead the ensembles in a program of traditional and popular holiday favorites. In addition, the UE Jazz Ensemble I will perform under the direction of Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer, and several of the department’s smaller ensembles will also participate in the program. The evening will climax with all the choirs joining the orchestra for a performance of Robert Shaw’s The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite One. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Reading/Study Day Math Tutoring

Kappa Mu Epsilon will be providing free math tutoring on Reading/Study Day (Wednesday, December 11) in Koch Center 307 from 1:00-4:00.

* Bookstore Book Buyback

The end of the semester book buyback at the UE Bookstore begins Wednesday, Dec 11 at NOON and runs until Wednesday, Dec 18 at 5PM promptly. We freely quote any book regardless of where purchased or if used on campus. We have promotions and discounts during the event including daily $100 shopping spree drawings. Sell books as often as you like. Please bring your student ID. Also all rental books rented through the Bookstore at due back by Wednesday, Dec 18 at 5PM as well. Questions?? please contact the Bookstore.

* My Black is not Your Black

This Panel/Discussion forum will discuss black issues and personal students. Some of UE's very own professors and students will be featured on this panel! The event will be held December 9, Monday, from 7:00-8:30p.m. in Eykamp.

* Delta Sigma Pi Merry Lollipop Sale

Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, will be selling lollipops in a variety of flavors for $1 in Ridgway on Monday, December 9th and Tuesday, December 10th. Stop by our table for a delicious end of the semester treat! We appreciate your support!

* Prioritization System Training

Primary report authors who will be submitting reports on behalf of their programs to the Academic and Administrative Programs Committees are asked to attend one of the following 45 minute training sessions. The system training will include information on how to access templates and supplemental data files, as well as how to use the LiveText system to submit reports to the committees. All sessions will be held in SB 68.


* Roundtable Discussion on UE Homecoming

The Center for Student Engagement and the Student Congress are hosting a roundtable conversation on Monday, December 9 at 8 pm in Hyde Hall 103. The topic will be UE Homecoming. Please come to discuss the future of Homecoming on our campus. Whether you have participated in Homecoming in the past or not, we want to hear what Homecoming means to you and what you would like to see to feel included in this annual tradition.

* Farewell Reception for Arthur Brown Planned for December 11

A farewell reception for Professor of English Arthur Brown is planned for December 11 from 3-5 p.m. in the Class of 59 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

Professor Brown has been teaching literature, creative writing, and World Cultures or First-Year Seminars at UE since 1995.  He has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis, and an M.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of New Mexico.  In 2008 he received the UE Dean of Arts & Sciences’ Teaching Award.

Professor Brown has published two books of poetry, Duration and the Second Hand (2013) and The Mackerel at St. Ives (2008), both with David Robert Books.  He has published poems in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, AGNI, American Arts Quarterly, Malahat Review, Carolina Quarterly, and other journals, and his poems have won the Morton Marr Poetry Prize and the American Literary Review Poetry Prize.  His one-act play won the Arts & Letters Drama Award, and his essays on Poe, Henry James, and Faulkner have been published in journals including Nineteenth-Century Literature, Studies in Short Fiction, American Literary Realism, Colby Quarterly, and Mississippi Quarterly.  His essay on Shakespeare is published in the current issue of Philosophy and Literature.

Professor Brown has served on numerous UE committees, including the Faculty Senate, the Curriculum Committee, and the Promotion and Tenure Committee.  He was Chair of English from 2008 to 2010.  The highlights of his career at UE have been his semesters with his family at Harlaxton, his lunch hours playing racket-ball, the many good discussions with students on serious matters, and the good friendships he has made.

* Acettes Holiday Dance Clinic

The Acettes Holiday Dance Clinic  is set for Friday, December 20 in the Small Gym in Carson Center. Registration will be from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. and the clinic from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 21. the Acettes will perform at halftime of the men’s basketball game (University of Evansville Purple Aces vs. Butler Bulldogs) Game time is 2:05 pm at the Ford Center

Please RSVP to Coach Arata by December 16 as space is limited!

Registration fee of $30 includes dance clinic fee, child's ticket to men's Aces basketball game on December 21 vs. Butler, pizza party, and t-shirt. Kids of all ages welcome!

RSVP and direct questions to Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145.

More information and registration forms at

* Bookstore 12 Days of Christmas

Starting Monday, December 2 and running through Saturday, December 14, the UE Bookstore will be offering special pricing on a variety of items. Each day a new item will be added to list of special offerings. This special sale ends December 14. Check the UE Bookstore facebook page for a list of items and special pricing Items that are exempt from additional discount.

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling Required for December Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw, or transfer, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session of the semester in Room 126, Hyde Hall, on Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

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.


Info You Should Know

* UE Try The Y Week at the YMCA

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is offering a "Try the Y Week" from December 11 – 18 for University of Evansville employees. During Try the Y week, UE employees will be given unlimited use of both the Downtown & Dunigan Y facilities. Please stop by the membership desk when you come in and let the staff know that you are participating in the Try the Y Program. YMCA staff will be happy to give you a tour of the facility or if you are familiar with the Y you can just sign in and use the facility. Already a member of the YMCA? Then be sure to ask for the corporate membership rate. For more information, check out:

* Writing Center Extra Hours

Due to Friday's snow day, the Writing Center will be open December 9 and 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., in addition to our normal hours. You will not be able to create a session using the online calendar, but you may come to the Writing Center during the day and sign up for a session. First-come, first-served. We are also trying to serve walk-in students during the next two days as best we can in addition to our regularly-scheduled students. You're welcome to come and wait for a tutor during regular hours; the best time to walk in is on the half hour. See you soon and good luck with your papers!

* UE Libraries Announces Final Examination Hours & December Intersession Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Final Examinations and also during the December Intersession. Contact William F. Louden, University Librarian, with questions either at 812.488.2376 or .

12/11/13: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12/12/13: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12/13/13: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12/14/13: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12/15/13: Noon - 1:00 a.m.
12/16/13: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12/17/13: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12/18/13: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12/19/13: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12/20/13: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

12/21/13 - 1/1/14: CLOSED

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

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
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 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, December 11. To nominate someone, please go to

* 2013 UE Mail Services Holiday Mail Coverage

Over the 2013 UE Holiday break, UE Mail Services will pick up mail from the downtown United States Post Office and sort it on the mornings of Friday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 a.m. While mail will not be delivered to campus areas over the break, any designated department representative may pick up their respective department’s mail at 9:00 a.m. by making arrangements with Kim Winsett (kw83 or extension 2940) or Doris Cook (dc47 or extension 1067) between now and Monday, December, 16. Be sure to provide a primary contact name and phone number as well as a backup contact name and phone number.



* Evansville And Xavier To Renew Rivalry Tuesday

For the first time since February 26, 1994, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will take on Xavier as the teams will face off on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. ET at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati.

Evansville will make its first appearance on Fox Sports 1 while you can also tune into the radio broadcast at and on 91.5 FM WUEV.

* Evansville Back In Win Column With 78-65 Victory

Sophomore Egidijus Mockevicius posted the first double-double of his career as the Purple Aces men’s basketball team picked up a 78-65 win over Miami University on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center.

Mockevicius has hit double digits in the last three games for the Aces (6-3) and finished Saturday with 17 points on a 7-11 performance from the floor while tallying a game-high 13 rebounds.  D.J. Balentine led all scorers with 22 points.  He hit 9 of his 12 free throws to hit the 20-point mark for the seventh time in nine games.

Duane Gibson totaled 12 points, knocking down 8-of-10 free throws while dishing out a team-best seven assists.  Fellow freshman Blake Simmons posted ten points and six rebounds.

It was Balentine getting the Aces on the board with a 3-pointer in the opening two minutes.  The Aces defense held Miami to 0-4 to begin the game, including 0-for-3 from outside.  Reggie Johnson notched a putback to get the RedHawks (1-5) on the board before Blake Simmons hit a trey to make it a 6-2 game.

Miami closed back in, but the Aces continued to shoot well at Tyler Ptack drained a three as UE made it a 23-11 score inside of 11 minutes remaining in the stanza.  Evansville hit three of its first four from outside while holding MU to 0-7.  Joshua Oswald changed that as his trey helped the RedHawks cut the deficit to seven points at 24-17.

After MU cut it to six points at 32-26 at the four minute mark, Evansville completed the period on an 8-2 stretch to take a 38-28 lead at halftime.  The lead reached as many as 12 points before a late Johnson bucket completed the half.

Mockevicius had the hot hand to begin the second half as he posted two early layups to put the Aces up 14 points at 42-28.  He also grabbed three more rebounds in the opening moments of the period to register the first double-double of his career.  A 7-of-13 beginning to the second frame saw the Aces go up by a 52-36 score just over eight minutes in forcing the RedHawks to call a time out.

The break helped out as they were able to chop six points off of it as Will Sullivan downed his second trey of the day to make it 56-46 inside of ten minutes remaining.  Their rally continued as they got within eight points, but Blake Simmons made it a perfect 2-for-2 from long range as his trey gave UE a 61-51 advantage with five minutes left.

Evansville’s lead remained in double figures for the remainder of the game, reaching as many as 15 points (69-54) before finishing at a final of 78-65.

Johnson was the leading scorer for Miami, tallying 21 points and a game-high eight assists.  Will Felder and Geovonie McKnight finished the day with 13 points apiece.

Being back home helped the Aces shoot their way to a 52.3% final on Saturday while the defense held the RedHawks to 39% overall and 18.8% (3-16) beyond the arc.  UE also finished with its top rebounding advantage of the season at 42-25.

Next up for the Aces is a trip to former conference foe Xavier.  The Musketeers and Aces meet for the first time since being in the MCC on Feb. 26, 1994.  The schools have met 39 times overall and will face off on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. ET.


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