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Monday, December 9, 2019

* The 6th Day of Harlaxton Christmas-guess the Harlaxton facts and win a prize!

It's the 10 days of Harlaxton Christmas! Each day we will give you a chance to guess at the gifts the UE Harlaxton team has gotten this year in our work with Harlaxton to win a prize. We will present a question each day, and the person who emails the closest answer first to will get some Harlaxton swag! We will post answers the following day, so check back here each day for the 10 days of Harlaxton Christmas final facts.

Friday's answer was 18 study abroad fairs attended by the UE Harlaxton team!

On the 6th day of Harlaxton Christmas, my true love gave to me student travel! Guess how many countries Harlaxton students traveled to on the weekends in 2019?


Upcoming Events

* Harold Matthews Retirement Reception

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Mark your calendars!

It's a retirement reception to honor Harold Matthews for his 34 years of dedicated service to the University of Evansville.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge
Ridgway University Center


Info You Should Know

* Student Health Clinic Winter Break Hours

The Student Health Center will be CLOSED for Winter break.
CLOSED December 16th- January 10th
The STUDENT Health Clinic will reopen for students on Monday, January 13th at 8:00am and resume the normal clinic hours. In case of emergency, call UE Security at 488-6911 or dial 911.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Employee Health Clinic Winter Hours

The EMPLOYEE Health Clinic will operate on normal business hours during the Winter break.
Clinic will be CLOSED for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Monday: 8-11am and 3-6pm
Tuesday: 7-11am
Wednesday: 2-6pm
Thursday: 7-11am
Friday: CLOSED (Reminder- Extra Care 4U open 7-11am at TSCC Mt. Pleasant office for acute visits only, no appointment necessary)

Please call 888-492-8722 or visit to schedule at the Employee Clinic.

The Student Health clinic phone line (488-2033) is not consistently monitored during Winter break.  Please call the main TSCC phone line for all UE employee clinic needs.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Requests for Official Excused Absences During Finals

Please note that the Dean of Students office will not grant official excused absences during finals except for extreme circumstances (i.e.: death of an immediate family member, emergency surgery, etc.). Students who feel they are unable to take a scheduled final exam should work directly with their professors to discuss other possible options.

* Catholic Theology courses offered at Newman Center

A new series of classes – Catholic Thought and Culture – is now being offered at the Newman Catholic Student Center. The first of these one-hour, for-credit courses will be offered during the Spring 2020 semester, on Mondays from 10:00-10:50 am. All participants can receive a 1 hr credit from Marian University, transferrable to the University of Evansville. Cost is $250 for a 12 week course. Participants can also choose to pay $150 if you do not wish to receive credit. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Instructor and Catholic Campus Minister Jenny Koch at 812-454-0062.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* Winter Window Competition

Come vote for your favorite winter window in the Center for Student Engagement on the second floor of Ridgway! Windows have been decorated with a winter or holiday theme with a touch of UE pride!

To vote, stop by the Residence Life desk to pick up a ballot and may the best window win!

Submitted by Kaitlyn Luczak

* Study space in Chapel

From Tuesday, December 3, through Tuesday, December 10, the Neu Chapel offices will be open during the day to use as a quiet study space. Cookies provided and the coffee machine is available for use.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* Vote on the Best of UE!

Help the Crescent magazine with our Feb. 2020 cover story — the Best of UE! We live, eat and go to school here everyday and inevitably form patterns and preferences. Whether its what bathroom we use or the printer we scramble to in-between classes, these small decisions affect us everyday. The Crescent would like to highlight these little things that make students and UE tick by honoring the Best of UE! Cast your votes online, and look out for our Feb. issue to see if your #1 made it to the top!

Submitted by Dallas Carter



* David Unger publishes open access paper on fracture mechanics

David Unger, professor of mechanical and civil engineering, published the article "Visualizing the Crack Driving Force through Fluid Analogy" in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials 2019; 28:89–94. A PDF of the article can be accessed online for free.



* DeAndre Williams scores 37 in 101-87 win over Miami Ohio

Sophomore DeAndre Williams had one of the most efficient efforts in University of Evansville history, hitting 17 of his 18 attempts on his way to a 37-point, 10-rebound game in a 101-87 Purple Aces win over Miami Ohio on Saturday at the Ford Center.

Inside the arc, Williams was a perfect 15-for-15.  He was credited with three assists and three blocks.  His final scoring tally was the top for a UE (7-3) player since Ryan Taylor scored 38 against Norfolk State on Dec. 14, 2016.  Williams is the first Ace to hit 15+ field goals since Colt Ryan posted 17 at Creighton on Feb. 21, 2012.  By hitting 94.4% of his attempts, Williams became the first UE player to shoot 90% (with at least 10 attempts) since Egidijus Mockevicius went 9-of-10 against Marian on Nov. 17, 2015.

Williams made 15 consecutive field goals in the game and was just one short of the NCAA record of 16, which was set by Doug Grayson of Kent State.  He accomplished the feat on Dec. 6, 1967 against North Carolina.

“I was just making shots tonight, that is all that was.  My teammates were hitting me with great passes,” Williams said.  “When I come into the game, I do not come into the game thinking I am going to score; I come into the game ready to make a play for my teammates.  I want to get boards, block shots and play defense; when I do that, the points come within that.”

As a team, the Purple Aces shot 64.2%, the highest in head coach Walter McCarty’s tenure at UE.  The final tally of 101 points was the first time the Aces scored 100+ in regulation against a Division I team since Nov. 20, 2013 when the Aces defeated Valparaiso, 100-92, at the Ford Center.  Over the last two games, Evansville has combined to hit 56.5% of its field goal tries and 51.9% of its 3-point attempts.

“We have so many weapons and it will be different guys each night; we have to take what defenses give us and not try to force it because we have guys who can put it in the basket,” McCarty exclaimed.  “When we play the right way and run our sets, we are pretty tough to guard.  Our main focus has to be getting stops on the other end; our offense is in a good spot right now.  We need to keep trusting and making plays for each other.”

On top of the shooting numbers, the Aces have been racking up the assists, posting 22 assists on 34 makes against the RedHawks (4-5).  Over the last two games, UE has had 47 helpers on 64 makes.

“When we are being unselfish, everybody gets shots and it is hard to guard with all of our actions,” Williams added.  “When we are moving the ball like that, making the extra pass, passing up our shots to get our teammates shots, it is beautiful.”

DeAndre Williams had the opening two UE baskets to give his team an early 4-2 lead before the RedHawks went up 8-5 on a pair of 3-pointers.  A first half that featured 12 lead changes continued to go back and forth.  John Hall knocked down his first 3-pointer to put the Aces up 16-14 at the 12:25 mark before Miami scored seven of the next eight points to open up their largest lead at 21-17.

Evansville’s biggest run of the half saw them score the next nine on their way to a 26-21 advantage.  Marcus Henderson and Hall each posted triples in the stretch.  UE’s lead reached as many as six points when Hall’s third long ball of the half made it a 38-32 game inside of the 6-minute mark.  The RedHawks fought back to tie it at 42-42 before an Artur Labinowicz trey put the lead back in Evansville’s hands.  Over the final 1:26 of the period, MU went back in front and led by a 47-45 score at the half.  Williams was 8-of-9 from the floor in the half on his way to 16 points.

After Miami scored the first bucket of the second half, Williams was true from outside to cut the deficit back to one.  At the 17:55 mark, another Williams basket tied the score at 51-51 and on the next Aces possession, Artur Labinowicz connected on two free throws that put Evansville in front.  UE would never give up the lead from that point, a span of 17:15.  Sam Cunliffe added a pair of free throws that saw the lead go up to four, but the RedHawks got back within a point on two occasions.

Up 57-56, the Aces scored 12 of the next 16 points to take their largest lead at 69-60 with just over 11 minutes on the clock.  Miami made a quick 5-0 rally, but an and-one by Williams would prove to be the turning point.  The RedHawks would never get that close over the final eight minutes as the UE lead grew to as many as 14 points, which was the final of 101-87.

Cunliffe had a strong 21-point game, he had three triples and six free throws.  John Hall had one of his best games of the season, going 5-for-7 from the floor while hitting four triples on his way to 14 points while Labinowicz finished with 10.

“I was just being more aggressive and getting back to what I did last year,” Hall said.  “Just getting back to doing what I do, playing for my teammates and not being selfish.”

Miami was led by Nike Sibande, who had 28 points and 7 rebounds.  He was 9-for-10 from the line.  Dae Dae Grant had 13 while Evansville native Mekhi Lairy recorded 11.

Evansville finished with a 36-20 rebounding advantage.  It tied for the largest advantage in the Coach McCarty era; UE outrebounded Albion last season by a 50-34 mark.  UE shot 64.2% for the game, including an unreal 18-of-27 (66.7%) in the final 20 minutes.  Miami checked in at 52.4%.  The Aces had 22 assists with Shamar Givance posting a game-high of five; it was also his season high.  Givance scored eight points with six coming from the line.

A 2-game road trip is on tap for the Aces next weekend.  On Saturday, UE visits Green Bay for a 6 p.m. game before traveling to Jacksonville State on Monday, Dec. 16 for a 7:30 p.m. match-up.


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