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Monday, December 19, 2016

Info You Should Know

* December Pcard cycle

The December Pcard cycle which began November 22, ended December 21. December transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until tomorow - January 4. On January 4, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to assign account information or expense descriptions) posted transactions for the December Cycle. However, reports may be scheduled and run on active Pcards for the December cycle as of December 23 and beyond unless the Pcard is cancelled.

* UE Bookstore hours

The UE Bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., from December 19-22. The bookstore will close on December 23 and not reopen again until January 3. Please plan your purchases accordingly.

* METS new Sunday routes, expanded night service, new rate structure

The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System is preparing to implement new bus fares, Sunday bus service and expanded night service on select routes effective January 2. The changes were recommended as part of the METS Comprehensive Operational Analysis conducted in 2015.

Bus fares for all passengers will decrease and bus transfers will be eliminated. Adult fares will change from $1 to $0.75 per ride, student fares will change from 75 cents to 50 cents per ride, elderly and disabled fares will change from 50 cents to 35 cents per ride, and Mobility fares will change from $2 to $1.50 per ride.

Sunday bus service will be available on five routes from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting January 8. The Sunday routes are Howell/Mary, First Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Covert Avenue, and East Connection.

Expanded night service will be available on the Lynch/Walnut route Monday through Saturday from 6:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

The Mary A Route will be combined with the Howell Route to create the new Howell/Mary Route and allow for restructuring of additional bus routes.

To accommodate the new routes, A buses on the Lincoln, Riverside, Covert, and Washington routes will not run between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. each day.

METS riders are encouraged to use the new DoubleMap bus tracking system, which allows riders to use smartphones to track the exact location of any bus in real time.

Riders with questions about the new bus service, rate structure or DoubleMap tracking system should call METS at 812-435-6166. For TDD/Hearing Impaired, please use Relay Indiana 1-800-743-3333. Information is also available online at www.evansville.in.gov/mets.

Congratulations

* Koch Holiday Door Competition winner announced

Holiday DoorThe Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering is the winner of the inaugural 2016 Koch Holiday Door Competition.

Several departments housed in Koch Center for Engineering and Science festively decorated their doors for the contest.

You can see computer science and electrical engineering’s winning decorations on that department’s office door (Room 266 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.)

Athletics

* Benzon's career night leads UE to 77-69 win at Austin Peay

Christian Benzon scored a career-high 18 points as the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team finished the game on a 20-5 run defeat Austin Peay, 77-69, on Saturday evening at the Winfield Dunn Center.

Benzon hit eight of his 10 shots for the Purple Aces (8-4) while hauling in a team-best seven rebounds. Jaylon Brown led the way for UE with 25 points, hitting nine out of 18 shots while having another perfect night from the line, going 6-6.

“Its not easy to win anywhere on the road, especially here. I am really proud of our guys, they hung in there,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said. “Christian played really well, that is what you expect from your seniors. This is just a great road win for us.”

Josh Robinson was the top scorer for the Governors (4-7) as he totaled 24 points while playing all 40 minutes. He hit 12 out of 13 free throws. Zach Glotta went 4-5 from outside on his way to 14 tallies.

Neither offense was able to get rolling in the early minutes as Austin Peay held a 5-4 edge at the 15:42 mark. Evansville made just one of its first six attempts from the field.

Duane Gibson hit a layup with 10:47 left in the period to give UE a 13-11 lead before Austin Peay made the first big run of the game. The Governors reeled off 11 in a row over the next four minutes to go up 22-13. They hit four out of six shots in the run, including a pair of triples.

Ryan Taylor hit a trey of his own to end the run as the Aces completed the half on a run of their own, outscoring APSU by a 23-9 margin to go into halftime leading 36-31. After hitting four of their first 12 shots, the Aces regrouped to finish the period connecting on 10 of their final 13 tries.

Out of the break, the Aces knocked down three of their first five shots on the way to their largest lead of the game at 42-34. The Governors punched back, hitting all three free throws on a foul before the fifth trey of the night got them within four at 44-40 just over four minutes in.

Midway through the half, Austin Peay went back in front. A Zach Glotta triple, his fourth of the night, gave the Governors a 54-52 lead and they pushed the lead to seven points (64-57) with 5:58 left on the clock. At that point, the Aces defense clamped down, notching seven in a row to tie it up three minutes later. Four of Benzon’s points came in the run before a pair of free throws put APSU back on top.

Benzon’s career night continued as he hit a pair of clutch free throws to tie it at 66 before a Ryan Taylor layup saw UE retake the lead. Following a pair of Governor free throws that tied it back up, Jaylon Brown’s and-one pushed the UE lead to 71-68 with just over a minute on the clock. From there, the Aces were able to extend the lead to the final of 77-69.

The rebounding battle went the Aces way by a 36-29 final while UE also outshot APSU, 54.5%-39.6%.

Regular season non-conference play wraps up on Thursday as the Purple Aces will face Mount St. Joseph at the Ford Center in a 7:00 p.m. contest.
 

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