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Friday, December 5, 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! 

* Winter Commencement 2014

Winter Commencement 2014 is Wednesday, December 17, at 2 p.m., in the Large Gym in Carson Center. This year’s commencement speaker will be Jennie Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology, who received the 2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award during May's commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by a reception for the graduates and their family and friends, in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. This event is sponsored by the UE Alumni Association.

For anyone who would like to watch the ceremony but cannot attend in person, a live, streaming video will be available at:

For more information on Winter Commencement go


* Baccalaureate Today in Neu Chapel

This year’s Baccalaureate ceremony will be Wednesday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. This interfaith service, led by University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman, is a historical way to celebrate and show thanks for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom.  Degree candidates are not required to robe for this ceremony and are asked to sit with family and friends. Café Court will be open for lunch following Baccalaureate. Graduates will receive a meal coupon via email for their meal, while the cost for lunch for their family and friends will be $7.50.


What's Happening Today

* SAB Holiday Extravaganza Is Today!

The Student Activities Board Holiday Extravaganza is TODAY - Friday, December 5 - from 4 to 8 p.m. in Ridgway University Center.

3:30-5:30 p.m.  Purple Santa Party, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors 

4-8 p.m. - Hot Chocolate and Snowflake Ornaments, sponsored by SAB


* 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!

* The Myaamia (Miami) Perspective of the War of 1812

The Department of Archaeology would like to let UE students know that George Ironstrack, assistant director for the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, will speak at Angel Mounds State Historic Site on December 5. His topic will be the Miamis' perspective of the War of 1812. The lecture will be held 9 days before the actual 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, that brought the war to an end. Ironstrack is considered one of the foremost experts on the history of the Miami (Myaamia) and their role in this region of the United States. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Contact Angel Mounds State Historic Site (812) 853-3956 for additional information.

* UE SAAC to Hold Toys for Tots Fundraiser

Our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings (Green River Road) as part of their fundraising efforts for Toys for Tots. Show your Home Team Advantage Card (UE is Team D) prior to paying your bill and SAAC will receive 10% of the proceeds. The card is valid through December 31 and may be used multiple times.

Feel free to save to your cell phone for convenience and circulate to everyone you know that frequents Buffalo Wild Wings.

* Please visit for the card! 


Upcoming Events

* Advent II in University Worship this Sunday, Neu Chapel, 10:30 AM

The last University Worship service of the semester is this Sunday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday we explore Advent II and the prophetic word, which announces the coming of Christ. You're invited for hot chocolate and donuts before and after the service. All are welcome! 

* 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 

* UE Students Invited to Give Feedback on Bus System at METS Meeting

UE students, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend the METS Comprehensive Operations Analysis Public Information Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Evansville Vanderburgh Central Library, Browning Room B. (Central Library is located at 200 SE Martin Luther King Boulevard.) UE students are invited to give their feedback on the bus system in Evansville at the meeting.

* 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. 

* Holiday Hours for the UE Medical Clinic

Holiday hours for the UE Medical Clinic:

Wednesday November 26 - CLOSED
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving- CLOSED
Tuesday, December 23 - OPEN
Wednesday December 24, Christmas Eve - CLOSED
Thursday December 25, Christmas Day - CLOSED
Tuesday, December 30 - OPEN
Wednesday December 31, New Year’s Eve - CLOSED
Thursday January 1, New Year’s Day – CLOSED

* UE Winter Housing

The residence halls will be closed for winter break from noon on December 18 to 3 p.m. on January 9. Students participating in official University functions or other approved activities have the opportunity to apply for Winter Housing. Simply submit an Online Winter Request Form (hyper link this link by noon on Reading & Study Day to be considered. For more information about Winter Housing, contact the office of residence life. 



* 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. 



* Three UE Women's Soccer Players Named to NSCAA All-Region Team

Three University of Evansville women’s soccer players were honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for their academic achievements on Thursday. Sophomore midfielder Bronwyn Boswell and senior defender Taylor Brand were both named to the 2014 NSCAA/ Continental Tire Division I Women’s All-Great Lakes Region Second Team. Junior goalkeeper Simone Busby was also recognized on the All-Great Lakes Region Third Team as well. UE was the only school in the Missouri Valley Conference to have three honorees.

“I am thrilled that Taylor, Bronwyn, and Simone were recognized for their performances this year,” said Evansville head coach Krista McKendree. “It is a great accolade for our entire program as well as those young ladies.

Boswell has a cumulative 3.95 grade point average and is majoring in exercise science. She was named to the MVC First Team this season, after scoring a team-best nine goals, fifth most in the MVC. Boswell totaled seven game winning goals this year, third most in the nation. She had two multi-goal games this year (Austin Peay, Indiana State) and guided UE offensively to the MVC Tournament Championship match. Boswell was also named to the 2014 coSIDA Academic All-District First Team.

Brand has a 3.46 cumulative GPA and is majoring in business. She was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and on the MVC First Team in 2014. Brand guided UE’s defense to 13 team shutouts this season, a new program record. She also piloted the Aces backline to six straight shutouts, another program record. Additionally, she led the Evansville defense to a program best defensive scoreless streak of 631:57 this year. Brand finished year with one assist and three shots.

Busby has a 3.49 cumulative GPA and is majoring in legal studies. She was named Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014, her second time receiving the honor (2012). Busby was also named to MVC First Team in 2014, the second time she has received the honor (2012). She was named MVC Goalkeeper of the Week two times this season. Busby led the Purple Aces to the MVC Championship match this season with a program record 9 solo shutouts and program record 13 total shutouts. Her nine shutouts this season give Busby 20 career shutouts, a new program record. She had a personal best, and program record stretch of 586:57 without allowing a goal this season and guided a program record period of 631:57 without yielding a goal. Busby’s goals against average of .621 and saves percentage of .857 were both best in the MVC this season, the third year in a row she has led the Valley in both statistics. Her goals against average and saves percentage this season both ranked 19th in the country. 

* UE Women's Basketball Team to Hold Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday

The University of Evansville Athletics Department will be conducting a Teddy Bear Toss to benefit the Deaconess Riley Children’s Hospital on Saturday, December 6 when the women’s basketball team hosts Miami (Ohio) at 4 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to the game and have them tagged in the Ford center lobby. At halftime, fans will be invited down to the front row, where they will then toss their teddy bears on to the court. The fan who lands their bear closest to the target in the center of the court will win a Lady Aces prize pack. All bears that are tossed will be collected and donated to the Deaconess Riley Children’s Hospital.

For more information, call 812-488-ACES.

* 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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