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Monday, December 17, 2018

Upcoming Events

* Dedication of the Habitat House that UE Built - all welcome!

You are invited to the dedication of Habitat home number 499: The House that UE Built, sponsored by the Alan and Sharon Braun Family Foundation, on December 20 at 2:00 p.m. at 304 South Bedford. The home will be dedicated along with homes 498 and 500, houses that UE had a hand in building as well. Habitat dedications are wonderful, short ceremonies that allow future homeowners to be celebrated as they move towards completion of a very long process. This is a joyous occasion and we love to share it with everyone. Please feel free to come out and celebrate with Habitat, the future homeowners, and see the work that UE provided in building the homes!

Submitted by Holly Carter hc110@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* 2019 Pcard Monthly Cycle Calendar is posted!

The 2019 Pcard Monthly Cycle Calendar is now available and posted on the Pcard AceLink website under Training Materials, Dates to Remember. This information is also available in SDG2. Be sure to check the various Pcard dates on the calendar and keep this information handy.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu

* Student Health Clinic closed for Winter Break

The Student Health Center will be closed for Winter Break starting Saturday, December 15 through Sunday, January 13. The Student Health Center will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 14 at 8:00 a.m. We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. If you have an emergency, call campus security at 812-488-2051 or dial 911. 

Submitted by Tara Ulrich tu19@evansville.edu

* Employee Health Clinic open for Winter Break

The Employee Health Clinic will remain open during Winter Break. The clinic will run on normal business hours with the following exceptions: closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, reduced hours on New Year’s Eve, and closed New Year’s Day. If you need assistance, please call Tri-State Community Clinics at 888-492-8722.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich tu19@evansville.edu

* Office of Administrative Services closed for lunch on December 18

Please note that the Office of Administrative Services (purchasing, copy services, mail services, recycling, environmental management, and central receiving) will be closed for a Christmas staff luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu 

* UE surplus property wish list requests

Does your department need something that doesn’t have to be brand new like a piece of furniture or equipment? Check out the surplus (property disposal) website on AceLink Areas at acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/PropertyDisposal/ and complete a Wish List Email Request for Surplus Property to let your need be known.

Once on the surplus website, click on the Wish List Email Request for Surplus Property link and save the request form. After completing your Wish request, copy and paste it into an e-mail to centralreceiving@evansville.edu. Surplus requests will be matched to surplus property as it becomes available on a first come, first served basis.

Now is a great time to make your request known.

For questions, contact Kim Winsett, Director of Administrative Services, at kw83@evansville.edu or ext. 2940.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Tony Richardson receives UE Exemplary Teacher Award

Tony Richardson, associate professor and director of the electrical engineering program at the University of Evansville, received the University’s Exemplary Teacher Award during UE’s winter commencement exercise on Thursday, December 13.

The Exemplary Teacher Award is given by the University to an exceptional member of the faculty in acknowledgment of his or her teaching excellence.

Richardson became a member of UE’s faculty in 2000. His specialty areas are digital signal processing and electronic communication. Richardson has developed courses in his discipline that are required by all of UE’s electrical engineering and computer engineering majors. He is highly sought after as a senior project advisor, and he understands the curriculum so well that he advises students with the most challenging schedules. Richardson is extremely popular among students and consistently scores near the top of his department in teaching evaluations.

Richardson earned his PhD in electrical engineering from Duke University, his MS in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, and his BS in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Athletics

* Aces rally falls short against Jacksonville State

In a defensive standoff at the Ford Center, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team dropped a 55-50 decision to Jacksonville State on Saturday afternoon.

Evansville (5-5) shot 30.8% on the day while Jacksonville State (6-4) was slightly higher at 35.0%. 

“I thought we got a lot of good looks at the basket, but we did not play the way we normally play with pace and moving the basketball,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said. “We were out of character tonight as far as our principles. We gave them too many easy baskets in transition; our team just was not who we usually are. Jacksonville State has really good talent and play tough. They get after it and are really competitive.”

John Hall had another excellent day for UE, finishing with his third double-double of the season. He scored 14 points and added a career-best 14 rebounds. The leading defensive rebounder in the Missouri Valley Conference added 12 more caroms on that end.  Shea Feehan tied Hall’s team high with 14 points while K.J. Riley added 11. Shamar Givance came off the bench and added seven important second-half points.

“We were not playing our tempo, we had 22 points in the first half.  That is not our game,” Riley exclaimed. “Coach preaches to us to have 80 possessions a game and we did not do that today. We did a good job of coming back, which was a good positive to build on.”

The Gamecocks were led by Ty Hudson’s 14 points. Christian Cunningham and Jason Burnell added double-doubles for JSU.  Cunningham finished with 13 points and 15 boards while Burnell added 12 tallies and 10 caroms.

Both squads shot under 34% in the first half with UE finishing at 25% and JSU checking in at 33.3%. Shea Feehan sent the Aces off to a 5-0 start with two free throws and a triple in the opening minutes. The Gamecocks responded with eight in a row including triples by Jason Burnell and Ty Hudson.

JSU pushed its lead to as many as 12 points at 23-11 with 6:14 left in the half. Evansville cut into the deficit in the final two minutes thanks to an and-one by K.J. Riley, but a Gamecock three at the buzzer gave them a 30-22 lead at the half. Playing a key role in the lead for Jacksonville State was turning eight offensive rebounds into 16 second chance points. Hall and Feehan combined to score 19 of UE’s 22 points in the half.

Facing a halftime deficit has been something the Aces squad has been able to overcome and today was no exception. Following a JSU three that pushed their lead to 11 (33-22), the Aces went on a 9-0 rally to get within a possession. Feehan got the Aces rolling with his second 3-pointer before Riley hit a layup. Feehan added a pair of free throws before Riley’s second bucket of the half got UE within two.

Shamar Givance entered the game and made an immediate impact. With UE down 38-35, his triple knotted the score at 38-38. After a JSU turnover, Givance found the open lane for a layup to give the Aces a 40-38 lead, their first since early in the opening half. Seconds later, the Gamecocks retook the lead for good on a Hudson 3-pointer with 11:15 remaining.

“As a freshman and point guard - I need to always bring energy off the bench and be a leader on the court,” Givance said. “Even though we missed shots, we have to just keep shooting the ball. I just do what I can to get everyone involved.”

JSU’s lead never went above five points, but the Aces were never able to closer than two points. Inside the final two minutes, a Marlon Hunter layup pushed the Jacksonville State lead to 53-48. With 52 ticks left, John Hall hit a layup to get the Aces within three and a JSU turnover gave UE a chance at the final possession. 

Coach McCarty called a time out with five seconds left to draw up the final play. Noah Frederking inbounded the ball to Evan Kuhlman for an open triple, but the ball went in and out, giving the ball back to JSU as they clinched the 55-50 win.

“They (JSU) played Shea really good and I thought Evan was our best option on the last play,” Coach McCarty explained. “The ball went in and out. We could not have asked for a better look.”

The final rebounding tally went to the Gamecocks, 46-35.  UE committed just 12 turnovers while forcing 17.

On Tuesday, UE will take on another Ohio Valley Conference foe as the team heads to Murray State. Next Saturday, the Aces complete the pre-Christmas schedule with a 4:00 p.m. game against Green Bay inside the Ford Center.

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