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Thursday, December 4, 2014

* Patti Lippert Named December 2015 IMPACT Employee of the Month

PattiPatti Lippert, Assistant to the President for External Affairs, has been named the December 2015 IMPACT Employee of the Month.

Patti joined the University of Evansville in 1999 as Transfer Coordinator in the Office of Admission.  She moved to the Office of the President in 2001.

Patti is currently a member of the HLC Assurance Committee and has been a very valuable resource for the team. She works diligently to provide information for the upcoming accreditation. In addition, Patti serves all constituencies of UE with a pleasant and supportive attitude. She is always willing to go above and beyond in her job responsibilities.

Congratulations, Patti!  Your continued efforts and outstanding leadership to the University is appreciated.

* A Campus Christmas: Candlelight Vespers in Neu Chapel

VespersTo observe the beginning of Advent, the Christian high holy season leading up to Christmas Day, all are invited to attend the University of Evansville’s annual Candlelight Advent Vespers service, Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel.

This year’s Vespers service will feature Kantorei, UE’s smallest and most select choir and the University Choir. The service will include Advent and Christmas carols by candlelight and scripture readings by UE students, faculty, and administrators. Douglas Reed, University Organist, and Patrick Ritsch, Neu Chapel Organist, will be accompanying hymns and carols on the pipe organ.

Be sure to come early for good seats. All are welcome! 


What's Happening Today

* UE OL Cohort Christmas Tree Contest to Benefit Deaconess Riley Children's Service

The members of the 2014 UE Organizational Leadership Senior Cohort needs your help! The group is sponsoring a Christmas tree decorating contest fundraiser for Deaconess Riley Children’s Services. Local businesses and institutions are competing in the contest by posting photos of their Christmas trees on:

The winning tree will be chosen by popular vote. Each “Like” on a tree photo is counted as one vote and you can vote from Dec 1-15. UE is participating in the contest.

So please go to and vote for your favorite tree. This is a great way to support this fundraiser and show your UE spirit.

This year’s class selected Deaconess Riley Hospital as its project because of its work assisting pediatric patients and their families. The organization benefits over 5,000 patients every year.  

* Annual Department of Art Holiday Sale: TODAY

The Department of Art would like to invite the campus community to stop by and browse the Annual Holiday Art and Crafts sale in the lobby of the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts today, Thursday, December 4 until 6:00 p.m.. You will find a unique and eclectic array of one of a kind items for sale. All items are suited to help with that hard to buy for name on your shopping list.

* 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.

Please put your hat, gloves, scarves, etc. on the Christmas tree that is in the lobby of Graves Hall. 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!

* LIP GRAMS: A Cappella Carols

Have the Ladies in Pink embarrass your friend - or frenemy - this finals season with a Lip Gram! Songs include: Mr. Santa, Jingle Bell Rock (just like in mean girls!), Over the Rainbow Medley (for the secular holiday celebrations), Silent Night... and many more! Tables open for sign-ups from 12-5 p.m. in Hyde Hall on December 3 and 4, and in Ridgway University Center on Dec.  5. Caroling will take place December 8 and 9, all day. 


Upcoming Events

* UE Music Department Holiday Pops Concert

The University of Evansville Music Department is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Pops Concert, happening Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 pm at the Victory Theater. The program will feature the University Choirs, Orchestras, and Wind Ensemble playing your favorite holiday tunes including selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, O Holy Night, and a seasonal classic - Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. This concert is free and open to the public!

For a complete listing of the UE Music Department’s upcoming concerts and recitals, please visit

* Ice Skating

All students are invited to go ice skating on Sunday, December 7 from 6-8 pm. Transportation provided. Meet at Jazzman´s at 5.30 pm. Admission is $4. Sign-ups via email: mt159, jg224 

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting on Friday, December 5

The December meeting of the Physical Therapy Club will take place on Friday, December 5 at 12 pm in Graves Hall, Room 104. At the meeting, elections will take place for next semester's club officers and pizza will be provided. 

* Federal Loan Repayment Counseling Session Required for December Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw, or transfer after the fall semester are required to attend a Loan Repayment Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session of this semester on Dec. 10 at 2:00-2:30 p.m. in Hyde Hall, room 126. 

* 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

* Fire Alarm Testing

Physical Plant will be re-testing the fire alarm systems in the Library and Carson Center on Monday, December 8 between 7-9 a.m. 

* Sign Up for UE Salvation Army Bell Ringing Day

Assist those in need with the Red Kettle Campaign. Sign up to ring a bell for red kettle donations outside this Saturday. Locations: Shnuck's Grocery Store on South Green River Road and Washington Avenue and the Walgreens on South Green River Road.

Sign up here:

* Here comes Winter Break!

Be sure to read the December Residence Life Newsletter to stay up-to-date on Hall Closings, dining hours, holiday events, and volunteer opportunities!

Click here:

* 2014 Mail Services Christmas Break Mail Coverage

UE Mail Services will pick up mail from the downtown United States Post Office and sort it on the mornings of Friday, December 26 and Wednesday, 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) between now and Friday, December 19. Be sure to provide a primary contact name and phone number as well as a backup contact name and phone number. 



* Mark Kopta's Research Group Is Testing the CelestHealth System-MD at Johns Hopkins University

Mark Kopta, Professor of Psychology, leads the CelestHealth Research Group in testing the computer-based CelestHealth System-MD using psychiatry residents and patients at the Johns Hopkins University Counselling Center.  Developed by Kopta, the CHS-MD assesses the effects of psychiatric medications across patient visits.   

* History Honor Society Inducts New Members

On Tuesday December 2, the Alpha Delta Eta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, inducted 11 new members. Please join the UE History Department in congratulating the follow students who have excelled in their study of history: Tyler Arnzen, Rebecca Denne, Thomas Grady, Abigail Hanson, Hilary Hines, Kiki Jones, Jessica Newell, Jonathan Olson, Andrew Schade, Emily Stewart, and Sarah Stubblefield. 

* Krista Williams to Present Research

Krista Williams, visiting assistant professor of French, will be presenting her research at the 20th biennial Meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America (DSNA-20) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which will take place June 5-7. Her research concerns strategies used to define color terms in monolingual dictionaries of French and English. 



* Sara Dickey Scores Program Record 37 Points in Aces Overtime Win

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team (2-4) received a program-record and career-high 37 points from sophomore guard Sara Dickey in a 93-83 overtime victory at Murray State on Wednesday night. Dickey broke the UE single game scoring record that was previously set by Ashli Senff’s 35 point effort at Wichita State on December 30, 2006. Dickey also tied the program-record with 14 made field goals in the victory.

Sophomore forward Sasha Robinson achieved a double-double with a career-high 17 points and 11 rebounds (her fifth career double-double). Senior forward Mallory Ladd also notched 17 points and a career-best eight assists in the win.

Evansville began the game on a 12-0 run with five points from Dickey and another four by Robinson. Murray State rallied back to pull within two points, 17-15, with 12:40 left in the first half. UE responded by going on a 14-2 run and entered halftime with a seven point lead. Dickey led UE with 13 points by halftime. UE shot 48.6% in the opening half.

Down 39-32 beginning the second half, Murray State continued to chip away at the Purple Aces advantage. The Racers took their first lead, 59-58, on a Keiona Kirby layup at the 10:23 mark of the second half. Evansville pushed back ahead when Dickey made three three-pointers in a span of 2:24 to hold the 67-63 edge. Murray State then tied the game with 4:48 left on a Kyra Gulledge layup and also went up by four with 3:34 to go in regulation. The Aces would fight back once again, going up by one on a Mallory Ladd three with 2:34 remaining and ahead by three on a Ladd layup with 1:48 to play. After both teams swapped a pair of baskets, Murray State trailed 77-74 but tied the game on a Kirby three with 40 seconds left. Freshman guard Taloni Reece missed a jumper with 14 seconds remaining and the Aces defense held tight with Kirby unable to hit a jumper with three seconds left.

After both teams scored on their opening possession of overtime, Evansville would score 14 of the final 18 points for the victory. Dickey tied the single game program record by making two free throws at the 1:10 point of overtime, extending the lead at 89-81. She then set the record on two more made free throws with 37 seconds remaining. Dickey and Robinson both scored six points each in overtime to snap a four game losing streak.

The Aces finished the night 13-for-15 on free throws. This is the first time UE has scored 90 of more points in a game since topping Toledo 90-80 at the Ford Center on December 30, 2013.The 18 steals for UE are the most since the Aces tallied 17 at home vs. Eastern Illinois on December 8, 2013. Dickey played all 45 minutes in the victory.

UE’s next game will be at home on Saturday, December 6 against Miami (Ohio). The tip is set for 4:00 p.m. at the Ford Center. Anyone attending the game is encouraged to bring a teddy bear which will be donated to charity. Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 812-488-ACES (2237), in person at either the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket office, or online via 

* Briley and Pruett among 2015 Indiana Basketball HOF Inductees

Two players who were instrumental in building a squad that went on to win five National Championships at the University of Evansville have received one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on a basketball player from Indiana. Buster Briley and Marv Pruett have earned a spot in the 54th class to be enshrined in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

Briley remains the all-time leading scorer at Madison H.S. (1,985 points) and graduated as the 4th leading scorer in the history of the then-Evansville College (1,335). A member of Madison teams that were 81-17 over his four years, he played on Evansville’s 1964 NCAA College Division national champion team, when he was named to the five-man all-tournament team.

He was an A.P. All-American and held the Roberts Stadium record for longest made shot (86 feet). A resident of Boonville, Briley has been employed in insurance.

His career at Evansville spanned from the 1961-62 season through 63-64 as freshmen were not eligible to play at that time. Briley’s top season came as a sophomore in 61-62 when he averaged 20.8 points per game. The Purple Aces improved in each of his three seasons, culminating in UE’s third championship, which saw the team go 26-3. He remains the #18 scorer in program history with 1,335.

Marvin Pruett led Springs Valley H.S. to an undefeated regular season and 1959 state finals appearance in the school’s first year of existence. Scoring 1,625 career points at West Baden H.S. and the consolidated Springs Valley, he averaged 25.1 points as a senior, leading to selection as a 1959 Indiana All-Star.

He started 79 consecutive games for Evansville College, where he scored 1,122 points, earning Little All-American honors. Retired from a career in business and insurance, he resides in Newburgh.

Pruett played for the Aces from the 60-61 campaign until 62-63 while accumulating 1,122 points, a tally that is 31st on the all-time UE list. He averaged 15.5 and 15.1 points in his first two years while leading the team to a 21-6 mark as a senior. Pruett played his final two years with Briley.

* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Faculty and staff can now pick up their tickets for this Saturday's men's and women's games. The women play Miami (OH) at 4 p.m. and the men play IUPUI at 7:05 p.m. A ticket to the men's game will also get you into the women's game. 


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