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Monday, January 23, 2017

* Students - UE wants to recognize your achievements

The University of Evansville wants you to be recognized for your achievements such as making the dean’s list, studying at Harlaxton, winning an award, or attaining an internship. The University publicizes these accomplishments through Merit, an online platform.

Merit allows UE to send news items about your achievements back to your hometown newspapers, notifies your local government representative, and publishes them on the web. In addition, you can sync your Merit page with popular social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn so that updates to your page will reach your contacts in those networks, too.

The first time UE adds one of your achievements to Merit, you'll receive a Welcome to Merit e-mail with instructions on how to sign in to your page and customize it. You can add a profile photo and list on-campus activities and work experience.

As the University issues news stories about your accomplishments, you'll receive e-mails with links to view your story online

Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. By using Merit, UE helps you create a positive online profile.

If you have questions about Merit and how it can work for you, contact University Relations at ext. 2236 or

You can also learn more about Merit and how you can utilize it by viewing their student information page.


Upcoming Events

* University Worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

This Sunday at the University Worship Service in Neu Chapel, we'll continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. The topic of the sermon will be "Jesus and Pharrell Williams."

* This Week in Music: faculty recital

UE music professors James Sullivan (double bass) and Shawn Teichmer (saxophone) present a faculty recital this evening at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. They will be joined by Alicia Choi (violin), Anne Fiedler (piano), and Jaime Teichmer (piano). The program will include a variety of contemporary works for saxophone and bass, from Veldhuise and Burkali to Carter and Penderecki, as well as tangos by Piazzolla. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Rosary group today

The Newman Club will be praying the rosary today at 11:00 a.m. in Room 209 in the library. All students and faculty are welcome! For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at

* I-House: Argentina

M. Belén Alemán Mansilla will be presenting about Argentina tonight! She is a Fulbright teacher at UE and can't wait to tell you all about Argentina! Her favorite activity to do is play and watch sports and she loves the students here at UE. She is hoping to have you all try a wonderful dessert from Argentina as well. So be sure to stop by this evening at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center, to learn more about Argentina.

* Wednesday night Mass at Neu Chapel

Come celebrate mass at Neu Chapel on tonight! Mass will begin at 9:30 p.m. and end around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night masses will be held on the last Wednesday of the month for the rest of the semester. Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at

* Venturing Crew winter campout

Join Venturing Crew for its annual winter campout on January 28-29! This will be a great weekend at Garden of the Gods. The group will hike and have the usual campfire, and, of course, have amazing food. Plan to leave Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. and return on Sunday around 1:00 p.m. Since the group will be sleeping in tents, please keep in mind the weather and dress warmly. The cost of this trip is $20.

The deadline to sign up for this trip is next Thursday, January 26, by 4:00 p.m.

If you would like to sign up, bring $20 to the tables in Ridgway University Center lobby from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., or 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, or Wednesday, January 25. Space is limited on this trip, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible!

You must be a member to attend this trip. If you are not joined Venturing Crew and would like to join, please contact Michael Mannchen at

* Volunteer at ACA's Paws for a Cause pet fashion show!

Another Chance for Animals will be holding an event, Paws for a Cause, on Saturday, March 11, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Tropicana. It's a pet fashion show! The organization is in need of volunteers. Volunteer duties will include changing the pets' outfits and walking them down the runway. If you think you'll be in town during spring break and are interested in this, please sign up ASAP! Money from the event supports animals that ACA rescues and cares for and for finding placement for homeless animals in the area.

Help volunteers who are working diligently to find forever homes and loving families for these animals.

You can volunteer by signing up on the ACA'S Paws For A Cause website.

* Lunch and Lead: How to Be the Very Best, the Best There Ever Was

Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Join us for the first Lunch and Lead of 2017 and learn how to use your competitive side to your advantage as a leader at UE. The event is planned for January 24 at 12:30 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Justin Coffey, residential coordinator for Hale Hall and assistant director for campus programs, will be presenting.

This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and UE community members. We encourage attendees to bring their lunch with them to these events.


Info You Should Know

* Road Trip hosts needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in residence halls to sign up to host for Road Trip on February 17-19. If you are available, you can apply to host online, by e-mailing Ashley Ross ( or Jonathan Kelly (, or stopping by the Office of Admission in Room 104 in Olmsted Administration Hall.

* Calling all musicians: Spotlight!

UE's Music Therapy Association (UEMTA) is still in need of professors and students to perform in Spotlight! No audition is necessary! They are accepting live musical acts until Monday, January 23. Spotlight is a philanthropy event that supports the Isaac Miller Music Matters Endowment Fund. Stop by UEMTA’s table in Ridgway University Center lobby during lunch or dinner on January 20, 25, or 27 to sign up. You can also e-mail Hannah Nilsen ( or Kelsey Fields ( to request a spot on the program. The $5 performance fee is $5, and tickets are $5 each.

* Career advocates drop-in schedule for Spring 2017

Need help with a resume or cover letter? Come see a career advocate!

Career advocates are available in the Center for Career Development to help with resumes, cover letters, networking, the job search process, and more. No appointment needed! The Center for Career Development is located in Room 234 in Ridgway University Center.

Advocates will be available during the following hours:

  • Mondays:  8:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays:  9:00-11:00 a.m. and & 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  8:00 a.m.-noon and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays:  8:00 a.m.-noon and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Fridays:  9:00-10:00 a.m.
* Writing Center opening today for the spring semester

Today - Monday, January 23 - the Writing Center will reopen for business for the spring semester. 

The Writing Center will be open from Monday, January 23-Tuesday, April 25. Hours will be Monday-Thursday, from noon–5:00 p.m. and 7:00– 9:00 p.m., and Friday from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

The Writing Center is located in Room 153 in the Clifford Library, on the circle next to the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

The center’s web page has many valuable resources including linked documents on writing and grammar. Its Facebook page - UE Writing Center - has writing links, vocabulary help, and other general writing support.

It is really easy to make an appointment at the Writing Center. Go to Acelink > Areas > Writing Center > Appointments > Create an Appointment. Register for an account - or sign in if you have used the Writing Center before - and you can then access the center from any mobile device to schedule or cancel a session. The site manages appointments, cancellations, and reports on the content of the session. You will receive an e-mail or text reminder before your appointment and your professor will receive feedback afterward from the tutor who worked with you.

When you go to your appointment, bring the assignment sheet (writing prompt) or draft of your paper. Prepare specific questions for your tutor to get the most out of a session. For example, “Can you help me to see if my thesis statement is clear?”

Plan to visit the Writing Center well in advance of an assignment due date. If you come in the day before or the day an assignment is due, you may not have enough time to make the revisions discussed during a session. You should arrive a few minutes early for appointments and don’t be late. If another student is waiting, that student will be helped if you are over five minutes late. Put your cell phone on silent during the session so you may benefit from the tutor’s full attention to your writing needs.

* Study creative writing at Harlaxton!

Interested in studying short fiction, poetry, and drama at Harlaxton College this summer? Want to take interesting field trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Lincoln, York, and other places of literary interest? Want to satisfy Outcome 5 of your General Education requirements while also earning a Writing-Across-the-Curriculum overlay? Then please consider taking Writing 205: Introduction to Creative Writing, during the Harlaxton Summer Session this year. For more information, please contact Professor Rob Griffith at or contact the study abroad Office!

* January 2017 Pcard cycle ending

The January Pcard cycle which began December 22, ends January 23, at midnight. As of January 25, cardholders may schedule and run the January cycle report. January transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until January 30. On January 30, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the January cycle.

* This Wednesday is the RA application deadline

Your last chance for applying to become a resident assistant is here! Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. this Wednesday, January 25. Applications should be turned into the residence life office on the second Floor of Ridgway University Center. For more information, including application and reference material, visit residence life’s webpage.

* Chronicle of Higher Education available across campus

The UE libraries, in cooperation with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, is happy to announce that the Chronicle of Higher Education is now available online to all students, staff, and faculty. Access is available by going to Off-campus access requires you to create an account using your UE e-mail address. Conduct searches, search archives and current news, and sign up for newsletters. Questions can be directed to Danielle at

* College Mentors for Kids - become a mentor!

College Mentors for Kids has been a campus organization for the past 10 years. It allows college students to give back to the community and mentor an elementary student. Activities are held on campus every Wednesday to teach elementary students about higher education, cultural diversity, and community service. If you are interested, apply online on the College Mentors for Kids application webpage.

The application due date is January 24 and our first activity is January 25.

If you have any questions, please contact the organization's president, Myka Goode, at

* Scam alert - copiers/printers

Individuals on campus are again randomly receiving scam calls from individuals requesting departmental printer and/or copier information (model or serial numbers, cartridge numbers, etc.). Keep in mind, UE current printer/copier vendors already have access to UE equipment and supply information. UE printer/copier vendors will never call individual departments requesting any information. In some cases, scammers are calling for individuals by name, saying that they need copier/printer information for repair purposes and/or special toner pricing.

A scammer's intent is to obtain information and to bill the University. Please do not give them any information. Simply tell the caller that you are not authorized to provide information or order copier supplies and refer them to the Office of Administrative Services. Usually this quickly ends the conversation.

If you receive a scam call, please report it to Kim Winsett, Office of Administrative Services at ext. 2940.

* Study health care at Harlaxton this summer!

Travel to Harlaxton for 10 days or five weeks and learn about the differences between British and US health care systems. This study abroad experience is headquartered at the University of Evansville’s British campus, Harlaxton College.

This course focuses on a comparison of health care systems in Great Britain and the United States. Both historical and modern health care sites are visited. The tentative schedule includes visits to Nottingham, Lincoln, Eyam, Chesterfield, and Grantham. The origin of health care systems will be studied during visits to a hospital, hospice, selected almshouses, and cathedrals. Group discussions with British citizens concerning the consumer’s view of the British health care system are also scheduled. The course concludes with visits to medical museums in London.

For more information or to apply, please contact Amara Stuehling at

* Contemporary European business issues program this summer!

Apply to take BUS 265 or BUS 365 in the UK this summer! The multidisciplinary course will cover comparative business issues between the European Union and the United States, as well as issues in history, political science, language, culture, and religion. Students will participate in United Kingdom site visits to support the development of an understanding of the complexities of the operations of a corporation in a global context.

For more information or to apply, please contact Amara Stuehling at

* Harlaxton applications due Wednesday

All Harlaxton Summer and Fall 2017 applications MUST be submitted by Wednesday, January 25, in order to secure a space on the program.

The application can be found on the study abroad webpage.

If you have already applied but not yet paid your deposit for the program, it is also due Wednesday, January 25. Please visit student accounts office in Olmsted Administration Hall to pay your deposit.

We are also accepting applications for Harlaxton's Spring 2018 program, so get these in early to beat the rush!

If you have any questions about studying at Harlaxton, visit the education abroad office on the second floor of the Schroder School of Business Building or e-mail



* Maass discusses Trump foreign policy on 44News

Richard W. Maass, assistant professor of political science, discussed the foreign policy of the incoming Trump administration on 44News with Tommy Mason Thursday morning. The discussion focused on relations with Russia and China, and whether the changes Trump has advocated offer better opportunities to the United States or its rivals. Watch the full interview here.

* DPT students recognized by Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Second-year DPT students Laura Finch and Sarah Nungester have received honorable mention in the Student Consumer Brochure contest from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. The brochure titled "Weathering Dementia: Loving your partner through all walks of life" was a course assignment for Physical Therapy 523: Patient Management III-Multiple Systems, taught by Tzurei Chen, assistant professor of physical therapy. Their brochures will be displayed at the Academy Booth at APTA Combined Section Meeting in February.

Congratulations Danyelle, Kristen, Libby, and Sarah!



* Gibson posts best game since freshman season for Aces

Redshirt junior Duane Gibson had his best game since his freshman season, going off for 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, but Loyola was able to finish the game on a 7-2 run in the final 2:28 to defeat the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team by a final of 67-61 on Saturday at Gentile Arena.

“Overall, we showed great fight, but made some mistakes,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said.  “We need to correct those, continue to get better and have a good attitude to move on.”

Gibson posted his 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting while knocking down all five free throw attempts for UE (10-11, 1-7 MVC). Jaylon Brown totaled 16 points for the Aces while Ryan Taylor finished the game with ten.  Loyola (14-7, 4-4 MVC) was led by a 17-point game from Aundrea Jackson. He was 7/10 from the floor.  He was one of four Ramblers in double figures on the day.

Shots were falling in the early minutes for the Aces as they hit 4 out of the first 5 shots of the game to take an 8-2 lead. Loyola’s offense found its groove, getting within one at 8-7 on a free throw by Aundre Jackson. The Ramblers would take the lead at the 9:46 mark as Ben Richardson hit a 3-pointer to give LUC a 15-14 advantage. 

Loyola’s rally continued as Richardson finished off a 20-6 run with his second trey as the Ramblers went up by a 22-14 margin with 6:15 remaining in the period. Over the final moments of the half, the Aces cut the gap to two as Duane Gibson registered four points in the final two minutes to make it a 30-28 game at the break. In the first half, Gibson hit six of his nine attempts on his way to 15 points.

Sergej Vucetic tied the game up on the opening possession of the second stanza and had a chance to take the lead, but following a UE miss, Loyola hit a three on the ensuing trip down the floor to take a 38-34 edge with 16:28 remaining in the contest. Gibson tied it up at 38-38 minutes later and the Aces once again had a chance to take the lead, but the Ramblers had the answer, posting four in a row to go back on top.

Evansville continued to keep it close. Loyola would take another 5-point lead at 49-44, but the Aces kept fighting as Willie Wiley helped UE get within one, posting four in a row. With just over six minutes remaining, Jaylon Brown put the Aces back on top at 50-49 with a scoop shot. Jackson responded on the other end for the Ramblers as an and-one gave LUC a 52-50 edge.

Inside of three minutes left, a Jackson free throw gave the Ramblers a 2-possession lead at 60-56, but Ryan Taylor countered on the next trip down the floor, hitting his second trey of the day to get UE within one. With just over a minute left, Loyola hit a bucket at the shot clock buzzer to go up by three. Evansville had an open look at a potential game-tying three with 30 seconds remaining, but Loyola grabbed the miss and was able grab the miss and hit the ensuing free throws before hanging on to win by a 67-61 final.

For the game, UE shot 50% while Loyola finished at 46%. Loyola won the rebounding battle by a 31-27 final.

A quick 2-game road trip will wrap up on Wednesday with a trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa, as the Aces face UNI at 7:00 p.m.

* UE Tennis falls to Purdue in spring opener

In Sunday’s spring opener, the University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team fell by a 7-0 final to Purdue at Basham Courts.

Purdue opened play on Sunday, taking the doubles point to start the day.  Rafaella Baquerizo and Nicole Robinson earned a 6-1 win over Andjela Brguljan and Daria Pentsova at #1 doubles while Caitlin Calkins and Grace Schaffer topped Theodora Soldatou and Chieko Yamada, 7-5, in second-flight doubles.  In the third flight, Marta Ruedas and Alex Sabe defeated Nicoli Pereira and Diana Tkachenko by a 6-4 final.

The Boilermakers also had success in singles play.  At flight one, Yamada fell to Robinson, 7-5, 6-4.  Tkachenko lost to Andjela Djokovic in #2 singles, 6-3, 6-4.  In the third flight, Sabe earned the victory over Pentsova, 6-2, 6-1 while Reudas beat Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga in the fourth flight, 6-3, 6-1.

Baquerizo was the winner in the fifth flight as she topped Soldatou, 6-3, 6-0.  Brguljan put up a nice fight in the sixth spot as she faced Schaffer.  She fell 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10).

Evansville will be in action at home on February 3 for a pair of matches.  UE welcomes Murray State and Austin Peay to town for matches at Tri-State Athletic Club.  Match times are noon and 6:00 p.m., respectively.

* Aces hold off Salukis for 63-60 win

With 21 seconds remaining, University of Evansville guard Camary Williams’s primary concern was making things difficult for her Southern Illinois counterpart, and that’s exactly what she did as the visiting Salukis were unable to get a shot off until there were just seconds on the clock. The attempt was off-target, and the Purple Aces picked up the win with a 63-60 decision at the Ford Center on Sunday afternoon.

“Coach Ruffing told me to put pressure on the ball, and that’s what I tried to do.” Williams explained. “With it being the last 20 seconds, I wanted to make it harder for her to pass to the shooters. Everyone had to lock up and stay tight, and that kept them from getting an open shot.”

The win brought an end to a four-game UE skid as the Aces improved to 8-10 on the year and 3-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference. SIU, meanwhile, dropped to 8-10 and 2-5, respectively.

Williams, who entered the game with more steals this season than any other player in the NCAA, came away with just one takeaway in the game, but her defensive prowess overall set the tone for an impressive UE display.

“For our group as a whole, we were in the right spots defensively,” UE head coach Matt Ruffing said. “We were communicating better, and that’s key for our defense. We had Cam picking up the point guard, and she did a really nice job at disrupting their flow with her pressure. It’s not something that everyone realizes, but that kind of stuff goes a long way in helping us win.”

Williams finished the day with 18 points and a game-best 12 rebounds, giving her a second consecutive double-double. Sara Dickey led the way with 21 points on 8-for-16 shooting, and both Ashley Hawkins and Sasha Robinson were effective rebounders, pulling down eight apiece.

UE, which out-shot the visitors from Carbondale 44.4% to 30.9%, showed off its defensive abilities early, holding SIU to a 4-for-19 showing from the field in the opening quarter on the way to grabbing a 14-10 lead.

The Aces went on to score eight of the first 10 points in the second quarter to grab their first double-digit lead, but SIU previewed what was to come as Kylie Giebelhausen and Rishonda Napier each buried threes over the course of a 10-2 run to cut it to 24-22 at the break.

Giebelhausen finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Kim Nebo led the Salukis with 12 points.

Dickey and Giebelhausen traded threes to start the second half, and the Salukis would keep firing, going 3-for-7 in the period to cut the deficit to five points with just over a minute left. A pair of layups from Robinson and Dickey closed out the frame, giving UE a nine-point cushion heading to the fourth.

After a Williams’ layup opened the final stanza, SIU mounted an impressive surge, beginning with a Kristen Nelson three. Buckets from Napier and Carlie Corrigan were part of an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to three points.

The two sides continued to swap baskets for much of the fourth, but a Williams’ steal-and-score was followed up by back-to-back Williams and Dickey layups to make it 59-51 with 3:38 left. Corrigan, Napier, and Olivia Bowling each hit threes down the stretch for SIU to cut it to 61-60 with 51 seconds left.

Kerri Gasper responded with a basket on the other end for her ninth and 10th points of the game, setting the stage for the dramatic final 21 seconds.

“You really have to take your hat off to Southern because they kept fighting,” Ruffing said. “It was an exciting end to the game. They made some big shots, and we were able to come up with it at the end of the game. Both teams played hard, and I’m just so happy for our kids that we were able to walk away with the win.”

UE will return to action next week with games against Illinois State and Bradley.


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