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Monday, December 15, 2014

* Complimentary Lunch for December Graduates

There will be a Winter Commencement Lunch on Wednesday, December 17, following Baccalaureate. The event is from Noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Cafe Court, Ridgway University Center. Winter graduates can enjoy complimentary lunch from the UE Alumni Association. The cost for guests of the graduates will be $7.50 per person, payable at register.

Register online here for complimentary lunch:

* 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

* Harlaxton Fall 2015 APPLY

The Office of Study Abroad is still accepting applications for Harlaxton Fall 2015. Stop by Room 261 in Schroeder School of Business Building to pick up form and course list or contact 

* 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. 

* Bookstore Holiday Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% OFF all UE Clothing and Gift purchases December 10-17. There are also specially marked items during the week for quick clearance. Clearance items are exempt from additional discount. 


Info You Should Know

* Now accepting applications for Spring and Summer short-term study abroad programs

The Office of Study Abroad is accepting applications for a number of upcoming short-term programs.
Upcoming programs include (check back later as we add more programs):
• Project Impact: Guatemala (with Spring Break travel)
• Contemporary European Business Issues
• Applied Process Development: Dominican Republic
• Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica
• International Cultural Immersion Experience: Trinidad and Tobago
• Jezreel Expedition

For more information or to apply online, please visit:

Please contact Marissa Mitchell, coordinator of short-term programs abroad, at mm353 if you have any questions.

* Priority Application Deadline for Project Impact: Guatemala study abroad program

The priority application deadline for the upcoming Project Impact: Guatemala short-term program abroad is Tuesday, December 16, 2014. The Office of Study Abroad will continue to accept applications until Friday, January 16, 2015, but interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to secure their place in the program.

This program consists of a semester-long course with travel to Guatemala during Spring Break 2015. Participating students will receive 3 credits and can choose from four different semester courses: BUS 350, ID 380, NURS 395, or PH 340.

For more information about dates and costs, or to apply online, please visit:

Please contact Marissa Mitchell, coordinator of short-term programs abroad, at mm353 if you have any questions. 

* Fitness Center Holiday Hours

The Fitness Center holiday hours are:

Wednesday Dec 10 - 8:00 am -7:00 pm

Thursday Dec 11 -8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday Dec 12 - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday Dec 13 - 11:30 am -5:30 pm

Sunday Dec 14 - 11:30 - 5:30 pm

Monday Dec 15 - 8:00am -6:00pm

Tuesday Dec 16 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday Dec 17 - 8:00 am -noon (Commencement)

Thursday Dec 18 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday Dec 19 - 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Closed Dec 20 - Jan 1

January 2 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

* Administrative Services' Areas Closed for Lunch

Please note that the Office of Administrative Services including Purchasing, Copy Services, Mail Services, Recycling, Risk Management, and Central Receiving will be closed for a Christmas staff luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18. 

* 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

* Rental Books Due December 17

All rental books rented from the UE Bookstore are due back no later than December 17 at 5 p.m. If you have any questions about whether you have rental books out please contact the Bookstore or visit the Rental Return station during Buyback. 

* Now Hiring for UE's Spring Phonathon

The Office of Annual Giving is hiring student callers for the Spring Phonathon campaign to reach out to alumni, friends, and parents of the University beginning in February. They offer flexible hours to work around your schedule and a great working experience. If you are interested in this paying job opportunity you can email jj130. 

* 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



* Beavers to Publish First Creative Fiction (Very) Short Story

Anthony F. Beavers, Professor of Philosophy, recently had his first piece of creative fiction, "A Reading from the Genesis of Twin Earth," accepted for publication. The one-page short story will appear in Mobile Robotics: Theory and Implementation by Arkapravo Bhaumik, a roboticist working on mobile robots in India. The book will be published by Taylor and Francis of London. The short story by Beavers was originally written as a provocation for a series of conference presentations on the implications of automated moral control over autonomous systems.



* Late shot gives MSU 81-79 win over Aces

A layup with just one second remaining helped Murray State earn an 81-79 victory over the University of Evansville basketball team on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center.

The Purple Aces (7-2) battled back from a 7-point deficit with 6:25 remaining to tie the game up in the late moments of the contest. The Racers (6-4) forced a pair of late turnovers before converting on the final possession.

Setting a season mark for Evansville was D.J. Balentine. The junior finished with 31 points as he connected on 13 of his 15 free throw attempts. He was one of four UE players in double figures, joined by Egidijus Mockevicius, who tallied 12 to go along with a game-high 14 rebounds. Mislav Brzoja and Blake Simmons chipped in 11 apiece.

Evansville got off to a quick 4-0 start in the game as Blake Simmons and Duane Gibson got UE on the board in the first two minutes. The first tie of the game came just over five minutes in as T.J. Sapp knocked down back-to-back triples to knot it up at 10-10.

Three minutes later, a Cameron Payne free throw gave MSU its first advantage of the day at 18-17. Murray State held the advantage until four D.J. Balentine tallies in a row tied the score at 30-30 with 3:15 remaining in the period.

The final minutes of the half provided some fireworks. Murray State started it off with a 10-3 stretch as they took a 40-33 lead. Payne, who had 20 in the half, notched all ten of those points. A pair of double technicals with 38 seconds remaining led to several free throws being made. The result was a 42-35 Racer lead. With just three ticks on the clock, Balentine cut the halftime gap to four with his first trey of the day.

Just as they did in Tuesday’s win at Belmont, the Aces roared back in the second period. Four quick points tied the game up at 42-42 before a layup by Simmons put the lead back in the hands of the Aces.

Murray State responded with a 14-6 stretch that saw them match their largest lead of eight points (56-48) with 12:30 left in the game. Justin Seymour capped the run off with a three. Evansville made its way back over the next four minutes, going up by a 63-61 tally as Balentine notched eight points in the run.

Once again, the Racers had an answer, going on a 9-0 run as three more triples found the bottom of the net. Another one by Seymour gave MSU a 70-63 lead inside of the 7-minute mark. Slowly, but surely, Evansville showed that it had another run left. A Simmons trey got the UE deficit back within a possession at 73-70 with 4:38 left. With 2:06 remaining, Adam Wing hit a shot to get Evansville within a point at 75-74.

With just 36 ticks left on the clock, Balentine hit both free throws to complete the comeback and tie the game up at 79-79. That is where things got interesting. With six seconds left, a Payne miss gave the ball back to UE. On the inbound pass, the Aces threw the ball out of bounds, resulting in the Racers getting the ball underneath their own basket with 2.6 seconds left. Jonathan Fairell hit a layup on the pass in bounds to give MSU the win.

Both teams shot well on the day as MSU finished at an even 50% while the Aces were just behind at 49.1%. The big difference came from outside as Murray State was 11-of-19 to finish at 57.9% while UE checked in at 4-of-14.

Evansville looks to put the loss in the rearview mirror on Thursday when Ohio University comes to the Ford Center. Tip is slated for 8:05 p.m. and is the second game of a doubleheader with the women. For tickets, call 812-488-ACES.


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