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Friday, December 15, 2017

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

* Six score in double figures as Aces glide past Mighty Oaks

Six Purple Aces scored in double figures as the University of Evansville rolled past Oakland City, 96-59, on Thursday night inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

This marks the first time Evansville has had six players finish in double figures since December 6, 2016, when the Aces captured a 108-68 victory over Oakland City.

Sophomore guard Macie Lively powered the Aces with a career-high 20 points, while redshirt sophomore guard Marley Miller poured in 16 points. Junior guard Crimson Jones contributed to the effort with her first double-double as a Purple Ace, recording career-highs in points and rebounds with 12 and 10, respectively. In all, 14 career-highs were set or tied for Evansville, including freshman Kayla Casteel, who entered the contest without a point, assist, or rebound in her collegiate career, but amassed 14 points, two boards, and three assists on the night. For the Oaks, Alicia Wilson and Aricka Prentice each tallied 15 points to lead OCU.

"This win was much needed. I feel like we've been so close," said Aces head coach Matt Ruffing. "For our girls to keep battling and grind this out and get the win. We had some players who hadn't seen that much action, but it was nice to see them step up and kind of live in the moment. I think it was really good for our group and I hope we can ride this momentum going forward into these next two games."

To open the game, Oakland City kept pace with the Aces, even taking a two-point lead at 9-7 just over two minutes into the contest. Evansville responded with a 19-9 run to close the opening quarter, fueled by a pair of made three-pointers by Miller, as the Aces took a 26-16 lead into the second quarter.

The second frame doomed the Aces in their last contest on Sunday, but Evansville did not let history repeat itself. The Aces held Oakland City to just five points in the second frame, while Evansville recorded 16 points of its own. OCU's Emily Pitkin hit a jumper with 4:19 left in the quarter that cut Evansville's lead to just 10 at 31-21, but the Aces roared back, ending the quarter on an 11-0 run to take a 42-21 advantage into the halftime break.

Evansville kept its foot on the accelerator to open the third period as the Aces extended their run with an 8-0 spurt to open the quarter and take a 50-21 lead over the Oaks. The Aces gained more momentum midway through the quarter when sophomore center Kaylan Coffman received the ball on three-straight possessions, converting each opportunity into points and pushing Evansville's margin to 31 at 59-28. The lead swelled to its largest point of the third quarter as Miller knocked-down a layup to increase UE's lead to 36 with two minutes left in the period.

The final ten minutes was highlighted by a stretch inside the final two minutes of play that saw Evansville open up its largest lead of the contest at 96-54 on the heels of a made three by Casteel as the Aces went on to capture the 96-59 victory.

Evansville out-shot the Oaks, 47.8% to 34.4%, and dominated the battle for the boards, 51-36.

The Aces are next in action on Saturday as they make the trek to Chicago, Illinois, to battle UIC at 3 p.m. in a non-conference showdown in the Windy City.

* 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 

* Official transcripts not available Dec. 7-20

Official transcripts for current students will not be available from December 7-20.

Submitted by Teresa Haller 



* Mechanical engineering alum Austin Kraus receives Williston Award at international conference

Austin Kraus SpeakingAustin Kraus, a 2017 mechanical engineering graduate, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Arthur L. Williston Award at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). The event took place November 3-9 in Tampa, Florida. The Williston Medal is awarded to the best paper in an area of engineering-related civic service in a national writing competition. Austin becomes the fifth mechanical engineering student from UE to win the national award over the past 13 years.

* Lisa Nikolidakis Receives 2017 Exemplary Teacher Award

University of Evansville assistant professor of creative writing Lisa Nikolidakis received the University’s 2017 Exemplary Teacher Award during UE’s winter commencement exercise on Thursday, December 14. Sixty students received degrees during the ceremony. The Exemplary Teacher Award is given by the University to an exceptional member of the faculty in acknowledgment of his or her teaching excellence.

Nikolidakis earned her PhD in English from Florida State University, and her MA and BA degrees in English from Rutgers.

Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Review, Brevity, Passages North, Nimrod, The Greensboro Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her essay “Family Traditions” was selected for inclusion in Best American Essays 2016. Her work has been runner-up or honorable mention for numerous prizes, including the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the Gulf Coast Prize, the Lamar York Prize for Fiction, the Robert and Adele Schiff Award for Prose, the Calvino Prize, the Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize. She has won the A Room Of Her Own’s Orlando Prize and The Briar Cliff Review’s Nonfiction Prize.

She has served as co-director of membership services for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and nonfiction editor for The Southeast Review. At UE, Nikolidakis organized and hosts the #readingseries and Collision: A Writer’s Series.

* 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


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