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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

* Dr. Kazee Talks Career Advantage Program with eCampus News

UE’s Career Advantage Program (CAP) was the highlight of a recent article in eCampus news, one of higher-ed’s leading online publications that features innovative accomplishments across the industry. Follow the link below to read the interview with President Kazee, and to learn more about the program:
http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/campus-career-university-478/

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: The Annual Holiday Pops Concert

The Department of Music invites the greater Evansville community to its annual Holiday Pops concert on Tuesday, December 9, 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, the UE Wind Ensemble, and the UE String 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. Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar and Assistant Professor of Voice Eric McCluskey will also participate in the merriment. The concert is free and open to the public. 

Upcoming Events

* Reading/Study Day Yoga

Need an excuse to get out of bed on Reading/Study Day? There will be a special yoga class at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 10 in the Fitness Center. Join in to de-stress before hitting the books. As always, it's free! 

* Department of History Senior Thesis Presentations

UE students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend the 2014 Department of History Senior Thesis Presentations. The presentations will take place on Wednesday, December 10 from 7-9 pm in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. 

* Book Buyback

The semester ending Book Buyback at the UE Bookstore begins December 10 at NOON and runs until December 17 at 5 p.m. Students are required to show their student ID and you'll get CASH on the spot. Your original receipt is not required. We also buyback books regardless of where purchased or if used on this campus or not. You can sell books back as many times as you like during the week. Special promotions during Buyback as well including a daily drawing for a $100 gift card. 

* 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. 

Info You Should Know

* Last Day for Transcripts

Attention all current students, Wednesday December 10 is the last day to request an official copy of your transcript until December 22 once all grades will be posted. Please go online to www.getmytranscript.com and submit your request by 5 pm on Wednesday December 10. Any requests made after 5pm will not be processed until December 22. 

* Timecard Entry for January 2, 2015 Payroll

As employees will not return from the Christmas holiday break until after the normal time card entry deadline of Saturday, December 27, for the January 2, 2015 biweekly payroll, the Office of Accounting & Audit/Payroll is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the period December 14 to 27 by Wednesday, December 17. Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.
 

* Distribution Services' Holiday Reminders

Since UE campus will be closed from Tuesday, December 23 through January 1, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly. Campus reopens on Friday, January 2.
Central Receiving
• Central Receiving will be accepting shipments on Monday, December 22 until 3:00 P.M.
• Packages will not be accepted after 3:00 P.M. Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 1.
• Central Receiving will not be making campus deliveries over the Christmas break.
• In-House Supply Orders received by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, will be delivered on the afternoon run of Monday, December 22.
• In-House Supply Orders received after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, will be delivered on Friday’s afternoon run, January 2.
Mail Services
• The daily mail run will begin at 9:30 a.m. (which is the normal schedule) on Monday, December 22 and Friday, January 2.
• Mail will be delivered to Administrative offices (student accounts, registrar, accounting & audit, financial aid, etc.) on both days.
• Mail will be delivered to offices that notify Mail Services by Friday, December 19, that they will be open to receive mail on Monday, December 22, and/or Friday, January 2.
• A Campus Mail Delivery Services Reminder/Notification will be sent with campus mail the week of December 8 for departments to complete and return if open on Monday, December 22, and/or Friday, January 2.
• All outgoing mail must be in Mail Services on Monday, December 22, no later than 2:00 p.m. to be mailed same day.
• The United States Post Office will be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1.
Copy Services
• Please plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as Copy Services will be closed over the break.

For questions, contact Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or email or kw83@evansville.edu.

* 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 2015 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2014. To nominate someone, please go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/tools/employeeaward

* Men's Basketball Needs Your Help!

The University of Evansville Men's Basketball team is in need of 2 student managers for second semester. Scholarship money is available for these positions. We are In need of 2 extremely hard working and dedicated students to assist our program on a daily basis.

Responsibilities include set up and break down of every practice and game. Packing and any other preparation for all road games. Get to attend every home game and be a vital part of the basketball program.

If interested please contact Chad Harmon.
Ch121@evansville.edu 488-3800 

* Libraries Announces Hours for Finals

Libraries announces hours for Finals:

 Wednesday and Thursday (December 10 and December 11:  7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Friday, December 12:  7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 13:  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 14:   Noon - 1:00 a.m.

Monday, December 15: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 16: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 17: Begin Intersession hours - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.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

* Bring Paper to be Shredded – Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Free off site paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again! All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service by bringing paper to the Piranha truck in Koch parking lot. Paper will be shredded offsite.

So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home, or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed. Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

* 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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WinterHousing) by noon on Reading & Study Day to be considered. For more information about Winter Housing, contact the office of residence life. 

Congratulations

* Newest Members of the National Society of Leadership and Success

The UE Chapter of the National Society recognized the newest members inducted into the Sigma Alpha Pi honorary on Thursday, December 4th in Eykamp Hall. The newly inducted members were: Kelley Auffart, Katlyn Baker, Victoria Bauer, Alexandra Billhartz, Megan Bonifer, Meredith Boyland, Debbie Fischer, Forrest Herrmann, Raymond Hitchox, Kendra Hollman, Victoria Huber, Rebecca Huebel, Kaylan Jacob, Daniel Kautzman, Jeannie Kiesel, Tyler Kovacs, Maisie Lee, Colleen Malo, Maisie Lee, Ethan Martin, Anthony McDonald, Tammy Miller, Hannah Nilsen, Jean Reising, Danielle Sage, Thomas Steele, Janelle Stevens-Kincade, Kendyl Surrells, Jessa Ward, Megan Whitaker, Cari Wilson, and Lauren Winkler. Two students also were recognized for competing the requirements to be named a National Engaged Leader. Those students were Tempa Auffart and Lydia Maurice.

The society presented an honorary membership to the keynote speaker, Randy Alsman, current chairman of the UE Board of Visitors. Debbie Kassenbrock was awarded the Excellence in Service to Students Award and Dr. Davies Bellamy was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award.
 

Athletics

* D.J. Balentine named MVC Player of the Week

University of Evansville men’s basketball player D.J. Balentine was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

The junior guard averaged 25 points per game this past week, piloting the Purple Aces to a pair of victories.

UE is 6-1 this season, their best start since 1988.

The Aces are back in action at Belmont on Tuesday, December 9. The game is set for 7:00 p.m. CT in Nashville, Tenn.
 

* Basketball Officials Needed!

The Intramural Department is looking for officials for the upcoming season starting Jan. 20. There will be an information meeting on Tuesday, December 9 from 5 pm-6 pm in Room 113 of the Carson Center. If you are interested in officiating but cannot make the meeting, email Seth Woodason (sw227) to receive more information. 

* Aces Basketball Heads South to Face Belmont on Tuesday

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team treks south for its first-ever road trip to Belmont on Tuesday evening. Tip is set for 7 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network.

Evansville stands at 6-1 for only the second time since the 1988-89 season following an 89-62 win over IUPUI on Saturday. After swapping the lead on four occasions in the early going, UE went on an 18-0 run and never gave up the lead over the remainder of the contest.

The Ford Center has always been a shooter-friendly venue for the Aces, but this season has seen those numbers go up even more. Through three home contests, the Aces are hitting an unbelievable 62% of its attempts. Just as impressive at home has been the margin of victory, which is 35.3 points per game in the three contests. Evansville’s home turnover margin also checks in at +9.0.

Over the next three games, the Aces will be playing some of the top competition in the country. Belmont, Murray State and Ohio University are the next three contests over the next week, the trio has combined to win 376 games over the past five seasons, an average of 25.1 wins per season. Belmont and MSU have averaged 25.6 and 25.8 wins over that span, respectively.

In just 10 minutes of action versus IUPUI, redshirt sophomore David Howard tallied a career-best 16 points. His aggressiveness showed as he made 11 trips to the charity stripe, knocking down 8 of those attempts. Howard has been at his best at the Ford Center, averaging 14.5 points in UE’s three games; he has also made the most trips to the foul line at home with 17.

As a freshman, Jaylon Brown attempted 99 shots; through just seven games as a sophomore, Brown has already taken 36 attempts. Even more important is that those shots are finding the bottom of the net; Brown is shooting 58.3%, a tally that puts him 6th in the Valley. He dished out a career-best seven assists against IUPUI and currently has 20 on the season; he had 51 as a frosh.

D.J. Balentine averaged 25 points per game while leading the Aces to a pair of victories along with their second 6-1 start since 1988. He started the week with a season-high 28 points in a win over Wright State. He drained 9 out of 13 shots, all three triples and 7-of-9 free throws. He also dished out three assists as the team shot 66.7%.

Balentine followed that up with a 22-point effort versus IUPUI as UE took an 89-62 triumph. He had three more triples and assists. For the week, he posted 25 points while shooting 56.8% (17/29). He hit six out of eight triples and 10 out of 12 free throws. He was honored on Monday by College Sports Madness as its MVC Player of the Week.

Belmont has started the season by winning seven of its first eight games. The loss for the Bruins came in the opener as they fell at Wright State by a 73-70 final. One of the top shooting teams in the country, Belmont ranks in the top 60 in nearly every shooting category; their top ranking checks in at #28 as they are hitting 41% of their 3-point attempts.


Three Bruins average double figures led by Craig Bradshaw, who has posted 21.3 points per game, which is 14th in the country. Evan Bradds has notched 13.3 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds.
 

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