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Friday, January 8, 2016

* Memorial Service for Bailey George

A memorial service in honor of student-athlete, Bailey George has been scheduled for Monday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The campus community is invited to attend.

Bailey Marie George, age 20, of Aviston, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on April 13, 1995, at Scott Air Force Base Hospital, in Shiloh, Illinois, the daughter of Randy George and Shelise Zurliene.

Bailey was studying psychology and exercise science at UE; she was a member of the University of Evansville cross country team and a beloved student on our campus.

The family has suggested the Melanoma Research Foundation, University of Evansville Cross Country Program, Camp His Kids, or Kamp Kanakuk as appropriate memorial funds.

UE’s Office of Counseling Services is available to students, (812) 488-2663. 

* UE mourns the loss of women's runner Bailey George

The University of Evansville community is mourning the death of cross country runner Bailey George, who passed away on Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer.

“Our whole team is in shock because we thought she was going to be okay,” UE cross country coach Don Walters said. “You cannot ask for a better person than what Bailey George was with academics, athletics and people. She was just a great person who will always be remembered.”

George was a junior runner with the Purple Aces and was majoring in exercise science in her time at Evansville. She was born in 1995 at Scott Air Force Base in Shiloh, Illinois, to Randy George and Shelise Zurliene.

“The thoughts and prayers of the entire University of Evansville community are with Bailey’s friends and family in these tough times,” UE Director of Athletics Mark Spencer said.



Upcoming Events

* Institute for Banking and Finance – financial preparedness program for new and expectant parents

Welcoming a new baby into your family can bring many questions about finances. Being prepared for the expenses of the first few months with your baby, costs for daycare, saving for college, and the overall costs for raising a child can leave parents feeling stressed.

That’s why St. Mary’s Hospital and the University of Evansville’s Institute for Banking and Finance are teaming up to help new parents and parents-to-be learn more about being financially prepared for a family.

The next session will be Wednesday, January 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Gift Conference Room. Everyone is welcome. Attendance is free but registration is required. Call Terry Cooper, personal birth consultant, at 812-485-6016 or go online to to reserve your spot.


Info You Should Know

* Hoverboards Banned from Campus

Due to potential fire hazard, the University of Evansville has temporarily banned all hoverboards and similar devices from campus property and approved university housing effective immediately. This includes campus walkways, parking lots, residence halls, village properties and fraternity housing. This policy applies to all staff, students and visitors. The policy will be revisited as improvements are made to devices that lower the risk of fire

* SDG2 Pcard Monthly Cycle Calendar for 2016

The 2016 Pcard monthly cycle calendar for SDG2 is available in AceLink on the Pcard website under Training Materials, Dates to Remember. This information is also available in SDG2. For questions, please contact Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or KW83. 

* 2016 IN Sales Tax Exemption Certificate

The Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2016 is now available on three AceLink Area websites (Accounting & Audit, Purchasing and Pcard for your convenience under Forms & Instructions. 



* Plikuhn and Knoester Publish Book Chapter

Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, and Matthew Knoester, assistant professor of education, published a book chapter entitled “A Foot in Two Worlds: First-Generation College Graduates, Academic Success, and Family Relationships” in the newly-released edited volume, “The Working Classes and Higher Education: Inequality of Access, Opportunity, and Outcome.” 

* "Pentecost on Mockingbird Lane" Released at National Festival

Tamara Gieselman, University Chaplain, and Mitchell Gieselman, UE alum and senior pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, have co-edited Volume 6, in the Academy of Preachers’ series “Sermons from the National Festival of Young Preachers” published by Chalice Press. Each volume in the series contains the sermons preached at the National Festival of Young Preachers, which are valuable distillations of what young North American Christian leaders are thinking and saying. Volume 6, “Pentecost on Mockingbird Lane” was released at the 2016 National Festival in Lexington, Kentucky and celebrates the preaching ministry of the millennial generation with its collection of sermons preached during the 2015 National Festival in Dallas, Texas.

Both Gieselmans served as sermon evaluators in the Lexington Festival with more than 115 Young Preachers from across the nation. Tamara Gieselman has been a member of the Board of Advisors to the Academy of Preachers and involved with the Academy and the National Festival since 2010. Mitchell Gieselman will present the April 13, 2016 Andiron Lecture, “The Prophets of Penzance: The Wesleys Take Cornwall and Bristol (and They’re Probably Way Cooler than You Thought).”

The National Festival of Young Preachers, sponsored by the Academy of Preachers, is the most ecumenical preaching event in the country. A broad range of denominations are represented including, but not limited to, Ethiopian Orthodox, United Methodist, Roman Catholic, Assembly of God, Disciples of Christ, Lutheran, Pentecostal, non-denominational, African Methodist Episcopal, AME Zion, Baptist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ. The Festival is designed for young preachers between the ages of 14 and 28 who aspire to be preachers of the gospel.

The Academy of Preachers is an ecumenical initiative launched in 2009 through a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment and energized by the conviction that preaching is a vocation of public and social significance, a calling worthy of our very best and brightest young people. The Academy of Preachers is a trans-denominational organization whose mission is to identify, network, inspire and support young people who sense God’s leading into a vocation of gospel preaching. For more information go to:

* UE DPT Students Win the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Annual Student Consumer Brochure Contest

Second-year DPT students Kristen Sholander, Libby Peterson, Sarah Jaacks and Danyelle Hall-Harlan have won the Student Consumer Brochure contest from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. The brochure submission was a course assignment for PT523-Patient Management III-Multiple Systems, taught by Tzurei Chen, assistant professor of physical therapy. Their winning brochures will be displayed at the Academy Booth at APTA Combined Section Meeting in February. The brochures will also be displayed at the Academy Membership Meeting at the Combined Section Meeting.

Third Place - Preparing for a Joint Replacement by Kristen Sholander and Libby Peterson
Honorable Mention - Medication Adherence by Sarah Jaacks and Danyelle Hall-Harlan
Congratulations Danyelle, Kristen, Libby and Sarah! 

* Knoester coauthors article published in Race Ethnicity and Education

Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester coauthored an article that has just been published in the journal Race Ethnicity and Education. The article is titled "Standardized Testing and School Segregation: Like Tinder for Fire?" and it illustrates how standardized tests are used as racial coding that help to facilitate school segregation. Contact the author for a copy (mk211). It can also be found here: 


Harlaxton Happenings

* John Coyne Receives CBE at New Year Honours

Harlaxton Advisory Board member John Coyne was honored for services to higher education with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) at the 2016 New Year Honours. He received the honor for services to higher education.

To read an article about Coyne receiving this honor go to:



* Alumni tickets still available for Saturday's MBB game

University of Evansville alumni are invited to attend Saturday’s men’s basketball game versus Bradley for the special price of just $2.

Due to popular demand, the deadline to purchase these tickets has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday. Over 650 of these tickets have been sold and are available to UE alumni only.

To purchase your $2 tickets to Saturday’s 3 p.m. game, stop by the Carson Center Ticket Office or call 812-488-ACES. Tickets must be reserved by 5 p.m. on Friday. Reserved tickets may be picked up at a special alumni will call booth on Saturday at the Ford Center. 

* Egidijus Mockevicius earns Lou Henson Award mid-season honor

Evansville's Egidijus Mockevicius is the recipient of the Lou Henson award mid-season honors.

The 6-foot-10 senior leads the nation in rebounding (14.5 rpg) and is averaging 17.9 points per game for the Purple Aces.

Mockevicius has posted double-digit rebound totals in all but one game this season. He grabbed 21 rebounds against both Missouri State and Santa Clara. He had 26 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Belmont.

The native of Lithuania has helped Evansville to its best-ever ranking in the Mid-Major Top 25.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in division I college basketball.

The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who coached 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

The recipient of the 2016 award will be announced at the Award Presentation on April 1 in Houston, site of the men’s division I national championship. 


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