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Thursday, December 14, 2017

What's Happening Today

* Winter Commencement set for today at 3:00 p.m.

Join us as this year’s winter graduates cross the stage and join the alumni family today - Thursday, December 14 - at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center inside Carson Center. Follow along and share on social media using #UEGrad17.

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* Aces back in action against Oakland City, UIC

The University of Evansville women's basketball team wraps-up a two-game homestand against Oakland City tonight at 7:00 p.m., before hitting the road for UIC for a 3:00 p.m. showdown on Saturday.

The Purple Aces (2-6) are coming off a narrow 82-75 loss to Morehead State on Sunday. Evansville opened the game on a tear, as the Aces shot 63.6% from the field in the first quarter including going a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe to take a 24-12 lead after 10 minutes of play. In the second quarter, the Aces increased their lead to 20 at 35-15 before the Eagles sprinted back to cut Evansville's lead to just 38-34 at the half. UE continued to hold its lead throughout the third quarter, but in the final frame Morehead State battled back to take the lead as the Eagles rallied late for the 82-75 win.

Graduate guard Hannah Noe led the Aces in scoring for the fourth time this season, recording 17 points, while junior center Kelsi Scott and senior guard Brooke Dossett both chipped-in double-digit scoring performances with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Morehead State was led by Darianne Seward who scored 31 points and Miranda Crockett who added 25.

The Aces open the week with tonight’s matchup with Oakland City inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse. The Aces and Oakland City are meeting for the 25th time today, but just the third matchup since 1983. Evansville is 19-5 all-time against the Mighty Oaks and the Aces are currently on a five-game winning streak in the series. In the last contest between the two, Evansville earned a 108-68 victory over OCU on December 6, 2016 inside the Ford Center. The two sides last met in Meeks Family Fieldhouse on Feb. 8, 1983 when the Aces earned an 83-59 triumph over the Mighty Oaks. Oakland City enters Thursday's matchup with a 2-5 record and is coming off a 126-55 loss in an exhibition at Ball State on Sunday.

Wrapping-up the week, Evansville travels to downtown Chicago to take on UIC on Saturday. UE and the Flames have done battle 12 times with the Aces owning a 9-3 advantage in the series. The two sides have not met since November 25, 2006 when Evansville earned a 69-53 win on the road at UIC. In the series, the Aces currently own a five-game winning streak with the last win for the Flames coming in a 60-55 UIC win during the 1989-90 season. UIC enters the matchup with a 5-3 overall record and is fresh off a 73-70 victory on December 8 over Eastern Michigan.


Upcoming Events

* New to Online Teaching Workshop

A New to Online Teaching Workshop is planned for January 4 from 9:00-11:30 for anyone interested in learning more about teaching in an online environment. This is particularly geared toward those who haven’t taught online in the past, but are considering offering an online course in the summer or fall. Topics will include creating an effective online class experience, using technology tools for creating course content, and getting started with developing your online class. If interested, please complete the workshop registration and direct any questions to Leslie Barton.

Submitted by Leslie Barton


Info You Should Know

* Flush Flash correction – start time of Winter Commencement

In the current edition of Flush Flash, Winter Commencement is listed as starting at 3:30 p.m. This is an error - the correct start time is 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Greg O'Connor 

* Fitness Center hours for Thursday, December 14

The Fitness Center will be open from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14. The Fitness Center will be closing early due to Winter Commencement being held in the facility.

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* Fitness Center Winter Break Hours

The Fitness Center will be open Monday-Thursday (December 18-21) from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday, December 22 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Fitness Center will be closed Saturday, December 23- Monday, January 1.

Submitted by Lori Adams

* From the Ashes DVD available in UE Bookstore

The "From the Ashes" DVD is now available in the UE Bookstore for $20.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* UE Bookstore hours for holiday

The UE Bookstore will have reduced hours during the week of December 18-22. The store will be open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Friday, December 22, will be the last day of operation until the new year. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* December Pcard cycle

The December Pcard cycle ends on December 21. Since the first day to run reports is December 23, the GL lockout/upload date has been extended. December cycle reconciliations must be completed prior to close of business on January 2. The December GL lockout/upload date is January 3.

Submitted by Kim Winsett 

* Spring book reserves

Students are encouraged to reserve their spring books through the UE Bookstore website so that books are ready to pick up in the bookstore when classes start on January 8. To charge books to your student account please put your student ID number and a comment to charge your books to your account in the customer comment field. The spring booklist will be posted no later than Monday, December 18 to show new, used, rental, and eBook options. This will ensure that used buyback books are posted.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Employee Men's Basketball ticket requests

All UE faculty, staff, and administrators may now begin requesting their two complimentary tickets (valid UE ID required) for the men's basketball games on December 16 (Austin Peay – 3:00 p.m.), December 17 (Midway – 3:00 p.m.), December 23 (Illinois State – 1:00 p.m.), and January 6 (Bradley – 3:00 p.m.).

We hope to also see you at the women's basketball games on December 14 (Oakland City – 7:00 p.m.), December 29 (Southern Illinois – 7:00 p.m.), and December 31 (Missouri State – 1:00 p.m.) You may simply show your ID at the door for your two complimentary tickets to those games.

Submitted by Scott Peace 

* Milken Award winner visits school of education

Recently, Traci Druschke, Milken Award winner, visited the School of Education to speak with Amy McBride’s sophomores and juniors in Education 418 and 320. Druschke, a third grade teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School, presented Whole Brain Learning and Memory Models. Students will incorporate some of her techniques in their internships.

The Milken Award is a prestigious honor for early-to-mid-career educators and is based on educational talent and contributions to the profession. Award winners strive to take learning beyond the classroom, provide models of excellence within the profession, and motivate novices to achieve excellence.

* Attention employees: payrolls during holiday break

The bi-weekly payroll for December 29 will be direct deposited on Friday, December 29. The monthly payroll for December 31 will also be direct deposited on Friday, December 29. As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on the morning your pay is direct deposited. Since the Office of Accounting/Payroll will be closed during the holiday break at the time of the bi-weekly and monthly payrolls on December 29, you will not receive a courtesy e-mail notification that your pay advice is available. However, you may log on to WebAdvisor and view/print your pay advice or contact your bank to confirm the deposit into your bank account.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159 or e-mail

* Foreign language proficiency tests

Foreign language proficiency tests are planned for January 9 and 10 for students who did not take it in Fall 2017.

Please e-mail for more information and to sign up. Students intending to take the test MUST sign up with Tammy Johnson.

Submitted by Tammy Johnson 



* Chemistry students win Koch Holiday Door Decorating Contest

Chemistry students Lauren Roberts and Maegen Kincanon standing by Christmas decorated door.Students from the different academic departments in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science decorated their doors for the holiday season. Congratulations to the chemistry students Lauren Roberts and Maegen Kincanon (seen in photo), Ashton Bosler, Aaron Straight, and Hannah Clark. They were awarded the coveted Snow Globe Trophy for their creative efforts making a Chemis"tree" door design.

Submitted by Shannon Bryant

* Education grad receives Indiana Special Educator of Year Award

Amber Turner Wolf, School of Education graduate, recently received the Indiana Special Educator Award. This honor is given to a teacher who demonstrates exceptional skill in working with special needs individuals, who goes above and beyond in every aspect of teaching, and helps to motivate colleagues. Amber is the autism coordinator in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. She graduated from the University of Evansville in 2001 with a special education degree. The School of Education is proud to recognize another award-winning graduate of our program.


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