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Monday, December 18, 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

* Fitness Center hours for January 2-5

The Fitness Center will be open January 2-5 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed on January 6 and January 7; and open on January 8 from 6:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. 

Submitted by Lori Adams

* Second-half surge leads UE to 79-52 win over Midway

Freshman Noah Frederking set a career-high with 19 points to help the University of Evansville Men's Basketball team take a 79-52 victory against Midway on Sunday afternoon inside the Ford Center.

Frederking knocked down six of his 12 attempts along with three triples to lead all scorers in the contest.  It surpassed his previous scoring mark of 14, which came at Bowling Green earlier this month.  =Just behind Frederking was senior Blake Simmons who hit double digits for the fifth game in a row for the Purple Aces (10-2).  =Simmons finished with 18. A day after setting his career scoring mark, K.J. Riley had the first double-double of his career, notching 15 points and 12 rebounds. He also dished out seven assists.

“I let the game come to me today,” Frederking explained. “I thought we played a good game in the second half. We came out slow in first half, but picked it up in the second half.”

Pacing Midway (4-8) was Kwon Evans, who had 14 points.

“Give Midway a lot of credit. They were the most aggressive team for most of the first half,” Aces head coach Marty Simmons said. “Our guys adjusted at halftime and came out in the second half playing a faster pace and really played better in all areas.”

Midway showed early on that they were going to put up a fight as they scored the first five points of the game including a Bryson Harris 3-pointer. A basket by Dainius Chatkevicius got the Aces on the board at the 18:08 mark, but the Eagles' hot shooting continued as a 6-8 start from the field gave them a 15-6 lead less than five minutes in.

Simmons helped UE make its way back as he posted six Evansville points in a row before a jumper by Saturday's star - Riley - cut the Midway advantage to three at 19-16. Freshman Noah Frederking knocked down his first triple of the day just past the midway point of the half to tie it up for the first time at 21-21. Following an Eagles miss, Simmons converted a triple of his own to give UE its first lead at 24-21.

On the next possession, Midway tied it right back on a Brandon Johnson trey as the Eagles had it tied or stayed within a possession until the final seconds of the half. That is when a pair of free throws by Riley sent the Aces into the break with a 38-33 lead. Simmons had 11 in the half.

After allowing the Eagles to shoot 50% in the opening stanza, the Aces defense clamped down in the final 20 minutes. UE held Midway to just 21.4% shooting while outscoring them by a 41-19 tally. A triple by Frederking at the 17:21 mark gave the Aces their first double figure lead at 45-35. From there, the lead reached its highest point in the final minute with the 27-point victory – 79-52.

Evansville posted a 45-27 mark in rebounding while the offense stood strong, shooting 48.1%. The outside shooting for the Aces continued at a torrid pace as the squad went 5-of-9 from beyond the arc.

The win marked the 29th-consecutive home non-conference win for the Aces. It is one of the ten longest streaks in the nation. 

On Wednesday evening, UE travels to Durham, N.C., to take on Duke. The game will be televised live on ESPN2.

* Sherri Chambliss retiring

After 22 years of dedicated service to the University of Evansville, Sherri Chambliss will be retiring January 5. Sherri has impacted the lives of hundreds of UE PT and PA students and families who will forever be grateful for her service. Stop by and see Sherri and wish her well! 

* Lady Aces sign Illinois golfer Alyssa McMinn

University of Evansville head golf coach Jim Hamilton has announced the signing of Alyssa McMinn to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Purple Aces next season.

McMinn attended O’Fallon High School in Illinois where she was the 2017 Southwestern Illinois Conference Player of the Year and an All-State golfer. She led her team at the State Championship by finishing fourth.

“We are thrilled to have Alyssa join our program. She is a hard worker who continues to improve each year,” Hamilton said. “Alyssa is an outstanding student golfer, who will fit extremely well with our team.”

McMinn was a 3-time All-Area First Team Player (2015-17) and was an Academic All-Southwestern Illinois Conference performer in those same seasons. Alyssa was named to the All-Conference First Team in 2016 and 2017. 

She won six tournaments in her high school career.

* 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 

* Official transcripts not available Dec. 7-20

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

Submitted by Teresa Haller 

* UE distribution services Christmas break adjustments

Please note the following distribution services (mail services, central receiving and copy services) adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to transport mail for processing, complete campus deliveries and copy service requests before campus is closed for the Christmas break (Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1).

A campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification is being distributed via campus mail to departments the week of December 11. It is to be returned to distribution services if someone will be available at the routine department mail/receiving delivery locations to receive and sign for mail or shipments on Friday, December 22. Departments are asked to respond no later than Monday, December 18.

Mail Services Adjustments:

  • Mail will be delivered to offices that have responded to the campus distribution services delivery reminder notification stating they will have someone available at the designated dept. mail delivery location to receive and sign for mail on Friday, December 22. 
  • Campus mail will be delivered to administrative offices (student accounts, registrar, accounting and audit, financial aid and president’s office) on Friday, December 22.
  • All outgoing USPS mail/parcels must be in UE mail services for transport to Data Mail on December 22, no later than 1:00 p.m.
  • Those needing to mail a letter, etc. after 1:00 p.m. on December 22 or during Christmas break may do so by taking their mail to the post office and paying for the postage via a UE Pcard.
  • The United States Post Office will be closed Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1.

United Parcel Services (UPS) Information

Central receiving adjustments

  • Receiving will deliver to offices that have responded to the campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification stating they will have someone available at the designated dept. mail/delivery location to receive deliveries on Friday, December 22.
  • Packages will not be accepted in Receiving after 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 22, through Monday, January 1.
  • In-house supply orders received prior to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, will be delivered on the afternoon run of Friday, December 22.
  • In-house supply orders received after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, will be delivered on Tuesday’s afternoon run, January 2.

Copy Services Adjustments
Please plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as copy services will be closed December 25-January 1.

Distribution services will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 2.

For distribution services questions, contact the following:

Mail services at
Copy services at
Central receiving at

Submitted by Kim Winsett



* 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.


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