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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Thanksgiving Sale

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15% off of all UE Clothing and Gift purchases, Monday-Wednesday, November 24-26. Bring the parents in if they're picking you up so they can cash in on the savings as well. Don't forget the Bookstore closes at Noon on November 26 and reopens again December 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 


Upcoming Events

* Anti-Bias Team Presents Monologues Today

Come out and see the UE Anti-Bias Team present thought-provoking monologue teasers that oppose biases and stereotypes in the hopes of educating our campus on the harm that can be caused by such views. This special event is planned for Monday, December 1, in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the program begins at 7:00 pm.

The Anti-Bias Team will also be available to answer questions and encourage further campus dialogue about biases and stereotypes.

Everyone is invited and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact LaNeeca Williams at or phone 812-488-2413.

This event is sponsored by Old National Bank and the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

* Master of Science in Athletic Training - Open House!

There will be an open house to learn more about the Master of Science in Athletic Training on Saturday, December 6, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Wallace Graves Hall, Room 315. Register at

The University of Evansville MASTER'S IN ATHLETIC TRAINING program is open to students who do not possess a bachelor's degree in athletic training. This two-year program includes didactic course work, clinical skill development, and practical experience. The clinical education component is fulfilled primarily while working with affiliated universities and high schools. Students gain valuable experience working with athletes under close supervision of the head and assistant athletic trainers, who serve as preceptors for the program. Plan to attend the informational session on December 6!


Info You Should Know

* Collecting for Christmas Donation to Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Graves Hall is collecting women’s and children’s new hats, gloves, scarves and socks this Christmas season to be donated to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. We are also asking for $5.00 or $10.00 gift cards from Target and Walmart. Monetary donations will also be accepted!

Until the Christmas tree is set up in the lobby of Graves Hall to hang the items on, please put your donations (hat, gloves, etc.) in the wrapped box in the lobby. If you are donating money or gift cards, please bring them to Pam Young, Karen Doss, Cindy Felts, Jeannette Oakley, Lisa Toelle or Jane Woods in Graves Hall. Thank you!

* Planning Ahead

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, please notify Mail Services via email if your area or office is going to be closing early or no one will be available to accept mail delivery on Wednesday, November 26.

Also, areas requiring UPS services for shipping out UE packages should plan to have UPS packages ready to ship from Mail Services by Tuesday, November 25. For questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Libraries Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Tuesday (11/25/14): 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday (11/26/14): 7:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
Thursday (11/27/14): CLOSED
Friday (11/28/14): CLOSED
Saturday (11/29/14): CLOSED
Sunday (11/30/14): 3:00 p.m. - Midnight
Monday (12/1/14): Resume Hours



* Douglas Reed Performs New Orleans Concert

Douglas Reed, professor emeritus of music, performed at Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ, New Orleans, Louisiana on November 23. Sponsored by the New Orleans Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, the concert included works by J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, William Albright, and other composers. Dr. Reed performed on the 1905 Hook and Hastings mechanical action organ. 

* Yasser Alhenawi Has Research Paper Published

Yasser Alhenawi, assistant professor of finance and director of the Institute for Banking and Finance, has one of his research papers accepted for presentation in the Southwestern Finance Association Annual Conference (2015). The paper, titled: “A Comparison between SIC-based and FIC-based Identification of Relatedness in M&A Analyses,” introduces new methodologies for capturing relatedness effect on valuation in corporate mergers and acquisitions transactions. 

* University Chaplain and UE Students Present Interfaith Initiatives

University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman, and UE students Sulaiman Alhumaidan and Fahad Ali were invited to speak at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Lamar, Indiana, during the church's annual mission feast celebration. The November 23 collaborative presentation communicated the value of interfaith initiatives in a global society. An informal afternoon session provided a time for Q & A and conversation about interfaith initiatives at UE, Christian-Muslims relations, and the rituals and practices of Islam.

St. Peter's UCC is a rural congregation in Spencer County. Their ministry focus continues to be missional and global through participation in outreach programs such as non-violent conflict resolution in Sri Lanka and Ebola relief in West Africa. Locally, St. Peter's has sponsored domestic violence awareness programs and participated in the "Just Peace" initiative.

* Neuroscience and Psychology Seniors present at International Conference

UE students Evan Meiman and Mallory Ermler and Dr. Lora Becker presented their research "Behavioral Effects of Magnesium Oxide versus Magnesium L-Threonate Diet in Adolescent Sprague Dawley Rats" at the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology conference in Washington, D. C., November 12.This work is the result of the research collaboration with Mead Johnson Nutritional. The students also attended the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Poster Session, Graduate College Fair at the Society for Neuroscience with Dr. Becker. A conference with over 31,000 attendees. 

* Lora Becker Installed as President-Elect of Nu Rho Psi

Dr. Lora Becker was installed at the president-elect for Nu Rho Psi, the Neuroscience Honor Society. NRP has over 40 chapters and 2000 members. The University of Evansville is the first school to have a chapter in Indiana and Kentucky.



* Brzoja Leads Aces Past Fresno State, 58-52

Redshirt sophomore Mislav Brzoja scored a game-high 17 points to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 58-52 win over Fresno State in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena.

“I’m really proud of our guys. It was a physical game and we were able to get the win,” Purple Aces head coach Marty Simmons said. “You have to give Fresno State credit. They played very physical. I am happy about how we were able to respond against them.”

Brzoja led the way for UE (3-0) with his 17 tallies and five boards. He hit 12 of 13 free throw attempts. D.J. Balentine notched 13 points in the victory while Egidijus Mockevicius had another double-double with 10 points and 10 caroms.

With the win, Evansville will play Green Bay today at 6 p.m. ET.

Karachi Edo matched Brzoja’s total of 17 tallies. He hit seven of his eight attempts while blocking a game-high five shots. Paul Watson registered 13 tallies while Julien Lewis notched 11.

Evansville got off to a strong start, reeling off the first five points as Adam Wing found Egidijus Mockevicius for the opening points of the contest. Fresno State got on the board just over three minutes in as Paul Watson knocked down a pair of free throws. Watson struck again a few minutes later, hitting a trey to tie it up at 5-5.

The Bulldogs took their first lead at 6-5 before going up as many as five at 15-10 with 11:14 remaining in the half. Evansville made its way back with a 15-6 rally to go up 25-21 in the final moments of the period. Their lead stood strong at the break at 29-25.

Mislav Brzoja played a pivotal role in the late rally, finishing the period with 10 points while hitting all five free throws. Included in that was a circus-like play where he wove through three defenders on an and-one. Watson led the Bulldogs with ten in the period.

Out of the half, it was UE striking first on a Mockevicius free throw. Later, D.J. Balentine gave Evansville its largest lead of the game at 33-25 with his second trey of the day. Julien Lewis responded with a long jumper before Mockevicius had a powerful dunk to reestablish the 8-point advantage at 37-29.

An 11-1 run saw Fresno State roar right back as they hit four of seven shots en route to a 40-38 lead with nine minutes remaining. Just as fast as the Bulldogs made their run, the Aces had a rally of their own. Balentine knocked down a triple with 8:17 remaining to put the Aces up 42-40. Later, the junior from Kokomo, Ind. found an open Wing near the end of the shot clock and he drilled another trey as UE went up 47-40 with four minutes left on the clock.

With just over two minutes left, Brzoja gave the Aces their largest lead of the game at 49-40 with a pair of free throws. On the ensuing possession, Marvelle Harris hit a triple to get the lead back to six. It ended a scoreless streak of 6:48 as the Bulldogs missed all four shots while turning the ball over three times.

Things got very interesting in the final minute. UE led by eight with 1:10 left before Karachi Edo hit an old-fashioned 3-point play to get within five. Duane Gibson turned the ball over on the next possession, but made up for it right away. He forced a turnover on the in-bound and converted it into a layup as UE took a 53-46 lead.

Seconds later, Darnell Taylor knocked down another triple to cut the deficit to four at 53-49. Down the stretch, though, Brzoja calmly hit all four free throws while Balentine hit another as the Aces escaped with a 58-52 victory.

Fresno State finished with the advantage in shooting (39.6%-38.3%) and rebounding (36-32), but the difference came from the free throw line. Evansville converted 17 attempts while the Bulldogs hit nine.

* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Due to the upcoming holiday, faculty tickets are now available for the men's basketball game on Tuesday, December 2, against Wright State at 7:05 p.m. Come to the Carson Center Ticket Office to pick up your tickets. The ticket office will be open normal business hours November 24 and 25, and will close at noon on November 26. The ticket office will reopen for normal hours on December 1.



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