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Friday, January 6, 2017

Upcoming Events

* Family Weekend 2017

Family Weekend 2017 is set for September 22-24! The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on plans for the event. If your student organization or department would like to have an event for families or parents during this weekend, please complete the Family Weekend event participation form by March 3.

Like past years' successful events, we would like to have a lot of student and department participation. If you would like to volunteer assistance or if you have ideas, please contact us at or call 812-488-2900.


Info You Should Know

* Calling for musicians

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Come join us!

E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities, at for more information.

* University Band

It's not too late to join UE's University Band. Membership is open to all students.

Come join us Monday at 4:00 p.m. in Room 110 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts ready to play.

Please contact if you have any questions.

* UE Wind Ensemble auditions

Auditions for Spring 2017 UE Wind Ensemble will be Tuesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 12, from 3:00-5:30 p.m., in Room 103 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. All UE students are welcome to audition. If you wish to receive a copy of the audition materials and instructions, contact Kenneth Steinsultz, associate professor of music and director of bands, at

* Outstanding Teacher award

The UE Alumni Association recognizes an outstanding teacher for his or her exemplary instruction and student support at spring commencement. UE administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni may nominate a faculty member who exemplifies the award’s criteria for outstanding teaching effectiveness that inspires the intellectual development of students. The nomination form is located on the Office of Alumni’s Outstanding Teacher webpage.

Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for two years or more and hold the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor are eligible for nomination.

Past award recipients are as follows:

  • Associate professor of anthropology James Berry 2011
  • Associate professor of sociology Mari Plikuhn 2012
  • Associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering Mark Valenzuela 2013
  • Associate professor of archaeology Jennie Ebeling 2014
  • Associate professor of psychology Margaret Stevenson 2015
  • Associate professor of sociology and criminal justice M. Kevin Gray 2016

The deadline to submit nominations is February 6, at 5:00 p.m. For questions, contact Tracey Folden at

* UE Bookstore spring term book rush hours

The UE Bookstore will have revised hours for the spring term’s book rush from January 7-13.

  • Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8: Closed
  • January 9-12: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • January 13: 9:00 a.m.-4:30  p.m.
* Open swim hours

The pool will be open from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Wednesday-Friday this week.



* Debbie Kassenbrock receives January Employee of the Month Award

DebbieDebbie Kassenbrock, director of academic advising and associate registrar, has received the Employee Excellence Award for January 2017.

All of those nominating Debbie agree on her unfailing dedication to UE students, their families, and this institution. It is evident to all that the success of the UE student is her priority. Debbie is tireless in her efforts to assist both incoming and continuing students with their academic and scheduling concerns. She is an invaluable resource for our students, their parents, faculty, coaches, and her colleagues.

Well done, Debbie, and thank you being our own “UE treasure”.

* Azarian publishes reviews of mathematics research papers in MathSciNet

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, has published reviews of two research papers in the MathSciNet, the most respected data base for research in mathematical sciences.

The first paper, by Pavel Trojovský entitled, "On Some Combinations of Terms of a Recurrence Sequence," published in Chaos Solitons Fractals. This paper examines integer linear homogeneous recurrence sequences, in connection with k-Nacci sequence, Lucas sequence, and repdigits. The second paper, by Vinícius Facó and Diego Marques, entitled, "Tribonacci Numbers and the Brocard-Ramanujan Equation", appeared in the Journal of Integer Sequences. This paper deals with Diophantine equations involving factorials. Authors have been motivated by the work of Goldbach, D. Bernoulli, J. Liouvill, Ramanujan, and Erdo"s. The movie, "The Man Who Knew Infinity" is based on Ramanujan's highly exceptional mathematical legacy.



* Jaylon Brown reaches 1,000-point mark as Aces fall to Bradley

JoJo McGlaston scored a game-high 24 points as Bradley earned a 74-63 win over the University of Evansville Men's Basketball team on Wednesday evening at the Ford Center.

McGlaston paced BU (7-9, 2-1 MVC) with his 24 tallies where he drained seven out of 11 attempts. Darrell Brown finished with 11. Leading the Purple Aces (10-6, 1-2 MVC) was Jaylon Brown, who went 17-of-20 from the free throw line on his way to 21 points. Ryan Taylor had 18 points while Christian Benzon had another double figure outing with 13 tallies. Brown's 17 free throws were the most for a UE player since D.J. Balentine hit 20 in February of 2014 against Illinois State.

"We were sloppy and did not execute very well on offense," UE head coach Marty Simmons said. "One good thing to take away is that we kept attacking and were able to get to the free throw line."

A 3-for-3 start from the floor saw the Braves jump out to a 6-3 lead. They kept that momentum going to take a 9-3 lead as the Aces started the day 1-of-8 from the field. Evansville made its way back with a 6-0 run, tying the game for the first time at 9-9.

After Bradley took a 19-15 lead, the Aces scored five in a row to take their first lead of the game at 20-19 on a Christian Benzon free throw. Six lead changes ensued before the Braves wrestled away a 34-32 lead at the half. Jaylon Brown scored ten in the period and moved past the 1,000-point mark in his career. He became the 48th player in program history to do so. Benzon matched his 10 first-half points.

Bradley continued to lead the Aces in the opening minutes of the latter half, matching their largest lead at 44-38 inside of 13 minutes remaining. A three just seconds later gave them a 47-40 advantage before two Duane Gibson free throws with 6:24 on the clock got UE back within a possession at 58-55. From there, the Braves outscored the Purple Aces by a 16-8 margin to take the 74-63 win.

Evansville finished with a 37-35 advantage on the boards while Bradley shot 50% while holding the Aces to 23.5%. The Braves are the first team this season to hit the 50% mark against UE in 2016-17.

Over the next week, the Aces take to the road for a pair of MVC contests. The trip begins on Sunday as the Aces face Drake at 3:00 p.m. before heading to Springfield, Missouri, to take on Missouri State Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.


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