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Monday, January 4, 2016

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* Energy Audit on Campus

Over the next couple of months, you may see several individuals walking through all of our buildings on campus, looking above ceilings and measuring lighting. UE is partnering with the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry Inc. to conduct a campus-wide energy audit of its facilities for the purpose of identifying and potentially performing infrastructure improvements to optimize the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. These potential improvements would be paid for using energy and operational savings that will result from making these important upgrades. Other important outcomes will include more comfortable learning and working environments for students, faculty and staff, improved indoor air quality and overall building conditions, lower energy costs and natural resources consumption, and a reduced carbon footprint. Updates on this noteworthy project will be provided as our relationship with Siemens evolves. 



* Parkison manuscript published in Education Forum

Paul Parkison, chair of the School of Education, has an analysis of teacher preparation policies published in The Educational Forum’s January 2016 issue, Vol. 80, No. 1. The manuscript addresses the impact as state legislatures and non-education agencies become increasingly involved in legislating and standardizing the preparation of teachers. The model of teacher preparation that derives from these sources is framed using insights drawn from political economy to analyze teacher training within the theory of value chain governance. The theoretical structure of this economic framework is applied to the policy changes that are exemplified in the licensing and professionalization structure implemented by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) in the form of the Revisions for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) beginning in 2013.

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* Dickey scores 17 in Aces loss at Drake

Sara Dickey racked up 17 points for the University of Evansville women’s basketball team on Sunday evening, but a balanced attack from Drake rendered her efforts moot as the Purple Aces dropped a 94-52 decision to the host Bulldogs at the Knapp Center.

Dickey, who has now notched double-figures in points in all but three games this season, was hounded by the Bulldogs (8-5, 1-1 MVC) for most of the night as she ended 5-of-21 from the field. Erin Sinnott’s night was highlighted by a pair of three-pointers as she finished second on the team with 10 points, and both Sasha Robinson and Peyton Langston chipped in eight apiece. Robinson, who was coming off a career-high-tying 17-point performance two days ago, also led the Aces (1-12, 0-2 MVC) in rebounds with five.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs saw five players reach double-figures as the team shot 62.5% from the field. Lizzie Wendell led the barrage for the Bulldogs with 23, and both Sara Rhine and Maddie Dean added 18. Emma Donohue added 13, and Caitlin Ingle racked up 10 to go along with 14 assists.

Dean and Rhine also tied for the game high in boards with 10 each as the Aces were out-rebounded 52-24.

UE will be back in action on Friday as they return to the Ford Center to take on Loyola at 7 p.m.


* Evansville to face Boise State at the Ford Center in 2016

The Missouri Valley Conference and the Mountain West Conference have announced next season’s pairings for the Challenge Series between the two conferences. Nine of the 10 games will take place on the same date (Dec. 3, 2016). The agreement between the Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences is in the second year of a four-year term.

Evansville, who earned an 85-77 win over Fresno State in this year’s series, will face Boise State on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Ford Center.

This year, the Mountain West Conference won the series, 6-4, with the final games being played this past Sunday. The MW has an all-time series edge of 3-1-1 in five previous Challenge seasons, which includes an overall advantage of 28-17 in games played in association with the series.


Date -- Matchup -- Location
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- San Diego State at Loyola -- Chicago, IL
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- Indiana State at Utah State -- Logan, UT
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- UNI at Wyoming -- Laramie, WY
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- Boise State at Evansville -- Evansville, IN
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- Missouri State at Air Force -- Colorado Springs, CO
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- Wichita State at Colorado State -- At Fort Collins, CO
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- Nevada at Bradley -- At Peoria, IL
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- New Mexico at Illinois State -- At Normal, IL
Saturday, Dec. 3 -- Fresno State at Drake -- At Des Moines, IA
Monday, Dec. 19 -- Southern Illinois at UNLV -- Las Vegas, NV

The Challenge Series features head-to-head competition between 10 Mountain West and 10 Missouri Valley teams annually, with each conference hosting five games apiece each season.

Annual matchups for teams in the Challenge Series will be based upon factors including the previous year’s achievements, records and RPI rankings, as well as projected rankings/strength of teams in the upcoming season, based on composite sources. Each season will be considered separately in terms of matchups, therefore, games from the previous year’s Challenge Series may not be returned.

Television rights for each Challenge Series contest will be controlled by the home team’s conference television agreement, which will dictate the distribution of the game and all related matters, including tip times.


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