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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

* Master Campus Calendar Up & Running

The office of marketing and communication has finalized a one-stop shopping location on our website to make it easy to view all the activities of the University in one place. There is a link from the homepage of our website, but you can also go directly to it at

It is easy to submit an item for inclusion to the calendar through the marketing request form. Please bookmark this page for easy access:

Please check the dates for events about which you are aware or are coordinating. If the event is missing from the master calendar, please use the marketing form to submit it.

If you have a long list of events that are similar in nature (recurring meetings or performances, for example), the office of marketing and communication will work with you to get them all entered at once. Please submit a request form and then e-mail the list to with Master Calendar Additions in the subject line.

We feel confident this master calendar will help the entire campus community. It will help avoid scheduling competing events, make the information readily accessible for ourselves and our visitors, etc.

Thank for you your help in keeping the calendar up to date. If you have any questions, please e-mail Lucy Himstedt at


What's Happening Today

* I-House: Italy

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Italy. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Claudio & Flaviano will discuss what their life is like in Italy. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Empowerment Conference

A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Empowerment Conference is planned for Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Eykamp 251 and 252, Ridgway University Center. Sessions will be offered as TEACH-INs, which are educational sessions meant to be practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. Participants may attend any of the sessions, but in order to receive a certificate of completion participants must attend at least one Inspirational, one Personal, and one Active Leadership workshop. For more information, please contact LaNeeca Williams at or 812-488-2413.

* Alumni Show at The Melvin Peterson Gallery

Come and view the work of our talented UE Art Alumni at the Melvin Peterson Gallery January 13 through February 14th. Full gallery hours will be posted after the first week of classes. Email for more information.


Upcoming Events

* Mental Health America of Vanderburgh County – Community Forum

The office of counseling services would like to inform the campus of a community sponsored event pertaining to depression. There will be a free seminar presented by Dr. Julie Wood, psychiatrist at Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, on the topics of depression from an individual point of view, depression vs. dysthymia, triggers and coping skills, and treatment options. The forum will be held Thursday, January 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Red Bank Library, 120 S. Red Bank Road in Evansville


* Collegiate Career Expo - Indianapolis

Over 100 employers are expected at this free career fair on Thursday, February 13. The event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now (

Fair registration is through UE JobLink ( Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #719891.

Find a list of registered employers here:

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* NOON PRAYER @ NEU on January 16


The Neu Chapel Office of Religious Life in cooperation with the Neu Chapel Society announce NOON PRAYER @ NEU: MEDITATION WITH MUSIC for Thursday, January 16, at 12:10 in Neu Chapel. The 40-minute service of music, silence, and the spoken word provides a time of contemplation, reflection, and inspiration for University of Evansville students, faculty, staff, and the larger community.

Music will be presented by Robert Nicholls, organist/director of music of First Presbyterian Church, Evansville. Robert was born in Cambridge, England to a British farmer and American mother from Carmi, Illinois. At the age of eight, he joined the choristers of Westminster Abbey in London under the direction of Simon Preston. He graduated from the Oundle School, and after a gap-year during which he studied organ at the University of Evansville, he earned two music degrees from Cambridge University where he sang tenor as a member of the choirs of Gonville and Caius and St. John’s Colleges. In 1996, he joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church where he directs the Wide Awake Worship band and the Royal School of Church Music affiliated choir, and plays the Fisk organ, Op. 98. In 2012, he won first place in the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation.

NOON PRAYER @ NEU: MEDITATION WITH MUSIC will begin with the ringing of the Peace Bell. Refreshments will be available after the service. All are welcome.


Info You Should Know

* Harlaxton Summer 2014

Applications and course information for the Harlaxton College 5 week summer session are available in Room 261 (Office of Study Abroad) in the Schroeder School of Business Building or at

* Study Abroad Dates and Deadlines

Important upcoming deadlines for study abroad: Approval to study on external program Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 application due January 17; Harlaxton Summer 2014 priority application deadline is January 24; Harlaxton Spring 2015 application deadline March 3. Contact or stop by Room 261 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building for information about these and other programs abroad.

* Work-Study Available for Spring 2014

There are still a few jobs available through work-study offered by the Office of Financial Aid for UE students. Jobs available are listed below:

Department of Mail Services: Students must have availability to work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 am-11 am.

Safety and Security (Ace Patrol): Hours scheduled are between 6 pm-2 am. Junior or senior level required.

UE Reads:  Reading coaches for students in local elementary schools.  Education majors preferred.

Recycling Program: Student must be able to work in 2 hour blocks; possess driver’s license; have auto insurance; and be able to lift 35 lbs.

Eligibility is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA.

Applications may be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions regarding eligibility and job availability should be directed to Hilary Morales at

* Meal Plans Can Be Changed till Friday Afternoon

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the spring semester until Friday, January 17 at 5:00 p.m. The link to request a meal plan change is here.

* Found

A pair of ear buds were found in the computer lab in Schroeder Family School of Business Building before the Christmas break. Please call 2848 to claim them.

* Libraries Announces Spring Semester Regular Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of regular hours during Spring Semester 2014 beginning on January 13th. Break hours and other exceptions to normal hours will be announced in advance. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or .

Sunday: Noon - Midnight
Monday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



* Aces Look For Another MVC Win On Wednesday

Fresh off of its first win in Carbondale in 13 years, the Purple Aces look to run their Missouri Valley Conference win streak to two games as they make the trek to Normal, Ill. to face Illinois State on Wednesday evening beginning at 7:05 p.m.

A 12-game skid in Carbondale ended as the Purple Aces took a 75-69 win at SIU Arena on Saturday afternoon; it marked the first Evansville win there since 2001. D.J. Balentine notched a career-high 33 points along with his top effort of six boards in the victory. The win was clinched in the final minute as freshman Duane Gibson put forth a clutch 6-for-6 effort from the free throw line.

Balentine willed his team to a win on Saturday afternoon with a career performance that included 33 points and 6 rebounds. The game moved his season average back up to 22.4 points per game, still tops in the MVC and 8th in the nation. His efforts included 19 second-half points while hitting 5 of his 6 treys in the latter half. It marked the top half of basketball for an Evansville player since Colt Ryan had 30 in the second half at Canisius in the 2013 CIT and was the first player since Ryan to hit five 3-pointers in a half; Ryan hit 5 in the first half against Bradley on 1/18/12.

Let’s give a nod to freshman Duane Gibson, who went a perfect 6-for-6 from the line in the final 41 seconds of the win against Southern Illinois. Entering the game, Gibson was a 70.4% free throw shooter and had hit just 14 out of 22 free throws in the final five minutes of play (63.6%). Gibson has been finding open teammates at an impressive clip; through 17 games, Gibson has notched 80 assists, good for 4.7 per game, 3rd in the Valley.

Several new faces make up the 2013-14 Redbirds for second-year head coach Dan Muller as his team sits at 9-7 overall and an even 2-2 in the league; four out of the five starters for ISU are newcomers with the one returning starter being redshirt sophomore Nick Zeisloft.

Their leading scorer is junior transfer Daishon Knight, who has averaged 12.8 points per game in his first year out of Odessa College; he came off the bench in the Redbirds’ win over Loyola. Another JUCO transfer has started 11 games this season as guard Bobby Hunter has posted 10.1 PPG; he was the No. 2 JUCO scorer a season ago at Santa Fe College, averaging 25.2 points. Sophomore guard Zach Lofton is the No. 2 scorer for the Redbirds, averaging 11.3 PPG; he was one of the top 100 JUCO scorers last season at San Jacinto College. Center Reggie Lynch is the Valley’s leading shot blocker with 2.4 per game; he blocked 3 shots last time out versus Loyola along with 11 points and 5 rebounds.

Evansville is 17-30 all-time against Illinois State including 4-18 on the road in Normal. The Aces have won four of the last six meetings overall, including a win at Redbird Arena on Jan. 15, 2011. Last season saw ISU take a 67-62 home win over the Aces; the top four scorers in that contest are no longer on the floor for their respective teams as the Redbirds were led by Jackie Carmichael (24 pts) and Tyler Wilson (23) while Ned Cox (18) and Colt Ryan (17) led UE, Balentine posted 14 for the Aces.

Over the course of the 2013-14 season, the Purple Aces have gone to the free throw line an average of 27 times per game while the opposition has made an average of just 20 appearances at the charity stripe. Free throws have comprised 26.4% of the Aces offense this season (322/1219 points), that is the highest total on record for UE; the previous high in that statistic came in the 1954-55 season when the Aces made 585 free throws while scoring a total of 2259 points (25.9%).

Free throws make up just 18.6% of the offense for UE’s opponents. UE’s 27 FT attempts per game are the most since 1971-72 when the Aces averaged 27.7 per game; the highest average for free throws attempts per game came in 1954-55 when UE went to the line an average of 32.3 times per game (841 attempts in 26 games).

* Women's Basketball Hosts Rival Indiana State

Your women’s basketball team is in action Thursday night, January 16 as they host in-state and MVC rival Indiana State. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm at the Ford Center.

For men’s and women’s basketball games, all full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to the games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office during normal business hours by showing your UE ID. Students get free admission with their IDs, and can also earn student rewards points for great prizes just for attending Aces home events!

Come out and support the women’s basketball team Thursday night at the Ford Center!

* Women's Basketball Hosts Illinois State Sunday

Your women’s basketball team is back in action Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. as they host Illinois State at the Ford Center. During Sunday’s game, the first 250 fans will receive commemorative “We Back Pat” t-shirts. “We Back Pat” is an initiative to help support The Pat Summitt Foundation, which was started by former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt and her son to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

For men’s and women’s basketball games, all full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to the games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. by showing your UE ID. Students get free admission with their IDs, and can also earn student rewards points for great prizes just for attending Aces home events!

Come out and support the women’s basketball team Sunday afternoon at the Ford Center!

* Wear Orange As The Aces Take on Loyola

Your men’s basketball team is in action Saturday afternoon, January 18, for a 1:05 p.m. tip-off at the Ford Center. The Aces take on new MVC member and former MCC rival Loyola. Fans are encouraged to wear orange to this game and the first 1,000 fans receive a FREE orange sleeved jersey replica t-shirt and be just like your favorite Aces as the team will be once again wearing their sleeved jerseys.

For men’s and women’s basketball games, all full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to the games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. by showing your UE ID. Students get free admission with their IDs, and can also earn student rewards points for great prizes just for attending Aces home events! Students sitting in the Student Section will receive a $5 concession stand voucher at the game.

Come out and support the men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon and pack the Ford Center orange!


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