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Friday, December 20, 2019

* Olmsted Hall Water Outages During Winter Break

Due to plumbing work in Olmsted Hall over the Winter Break the water to the entire building will be off on the following days:
Monday, Dec. 23
Thursday, Dec. 26
Friday, Dec. 27
Please contact the Facilities Dept office at ext. 2775 with any questions.

Submitted by Jayne Schnacke


Info You Should Know

* Engineering OPTIONS Summer Camps

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville announces open registration for its annual Engineering summer camps.

The High School Girls summer career exploration program is a week-long residential opportunity at the University of Evansville for high school girls currently in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have completed geometry.  The program begins on Sunday, June 14 and concludes on Friday, June 19.  Registration deadline is April 1.

The Middle School Girls summer career exploration program is a 3 ½ day residential opportunity at the University of Evansville for middle school girls currently in grades 6, 7, or 8.  The program begins on Sunday, June 21 and concludes on Wednesday, June 24.  Registration deadline is April 1.

The Middle School Boys summer career exploration program is a week-long day camp opportunity at the University of Evansville for middle school boys currently in grades 6, 7, or 8 and will be held daily Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26.  Registration deadline is May 1.

Participants in the Engineering OPTIONS programs will gain a better understanding of what types of opportunities are available in fields most closely related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Dependent children of University of Evansville employees are eligible for a $125 discount towards the cost of registration.  For more information and to obtain an application or apply online, see 

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* 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

* 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



* UE Professor Awarded Best Theoretical Paper of the Year

Yolanda Obaze, PhD, assistant professor of supply chain management and director of the UE Center for Supply Chain Management, was awarded Best Theoretical Paper of the Year at the 50th annual Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Conference, November 23 – 25, 2019.

The Decision Sciences Institute is a global society of more than 2,700 academics and practitioners dedicated to creating, developing, fostering, and disseminating knowledge to improve managerial decisions and decision-making involving systems and people. The Institute, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary this year, hosts an annual conference to achieve its mission. The conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, was themed on “Transforming Decision Sciences Through Emergent Technologies.”

Obaze’s paper, titled “The Social innovation of community-based logistics and supply chain management,” was one of more than 200 submitted, and was the winner of the Theoretical Paper Category.

The abstract for the paper reads: “The application of logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) into community-based initiatives allows for the collaboration of mixed social and economic networks and the innovative and improved movement of value-added resources to end-consumers in underserved communities. The literature review paper introduces a conceptual framework, accessible to scholars and practitioners that describe how the existing, dynamic and innovative capabilities of using LSCM supports social innovation and further creates social value in the community-based context. The proposed framework offers a basis for further empirical studies.

* Sharon Gieselmann Receives UE Exemplary Teacher Award

Sharon Gieselmann, PhD, associate professor and department chair of the School of Education received the University of Evansville’s Exemplary Teacher Award during UE’s winter commencement exercise on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

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

Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, Gieselmann served as an elementary school principal, elementary school teacher, and staff developer. She also provided professional development to schools in the south and midwest as a literacy coach and area manager for The McGraw-Hill Companies. Her research interests include social justice issues in public schools. Her work has been shared at conferences in Moscow, Russia, Paris, France; and Brighton, United Kingdom. Dr. Gieselmann’s most recent work is included in two books for aspiring administrators in university preparation programs, Quandaries of the Small-District Superintendency and Snapshots of School Leadership in the 21st Century; Perils and Promises of Leading for Social Justice, School Improvement, and Democratic Community.

She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Southern Indiana, a master's degree in education with an emphasis in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Louisville. Dr. Gieselmann also has a teaching endorsement in gifted education and school administrative credentials from Western Kentucky University.

Dr. Gieselmann was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and is listed on the School of Education’s Honor Wall for exemplary contributions to the field of education.



* Orange Out set for Saturday when UE hosts Murray State

An Orange Out is set for Saturday evening in the Ford Center when the University of Evansville men’s basketball team welcomes Murray State for a 6 p.m. game.  Fans are encouraged to wear their orange in what will be an excellent gameday atmosphere inside the Ford Center.

Setting the Scene
- In what is always an exciting atmosphere, the Aces and Murray State meet for the 39th time overall and the 8th time since 2011
- MSU holds a 26-12 edge in the series and have won 12 out of 20 contests played in Evansville
- In the last game at the Ford Center, the Aces earned the most lopsided win either team has enjoyed in the series, taking a 78-46 win on Dec. 10, 2016
- Evansville looks to finish its non-conference slate on a high note before beginning Missouri Valley Conference play on Dec. 31 at Missouri State

Last Time Out
- A 5-game win streak came to an end on Monday evening when UE fell at Jacksonville State by a final of 85-59
- Sam Cunliffe was the lone player in double figures for UE, scoring 11 points
- DeAndre Williams, Artur Labinowicz, K.J. Riley, Evan Kuhlman, Jawaun Newton and Thomasi Gilgeous-Alexander registered six points apiece
- The Gamecocks shot 54.8% in the game and were 11-of-22 from outside

Up-Tempo Sophomore
- Sophomore Shamar Givance continues to lead the Missouri Valley Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio with a tally of 3.4
- He has 24 assists against just 7 turnovers in his 232 minutes on the floor
- In the triple overtime thriller against Morgan State, he set his career scoring mark with 15 points while going a perfect 2-2 from outside and 4-7 from the field

Pin Point Accuracy
- Entering the Jacksonville State game, John Hall converted 61.9% of his field goal attempts and 61.5% of his lone range tries over the prior three games while averaging 11.3 PPG over that span
- Over the first eight games this season, Hall stood at just 5.8 points, but has upped his season average to 6.9 points
- He was 4-for-6 from long distance against Miami Ohio - by comparison - he took a total of just six 3-point shots in his first season with the program
- Hall added 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting at Green Bay
- The Philadelphia native has been a starter in ten games this year and poured in his top effort of the season against IU Kokomo, posting 16 points while converting three triples

Scouting the Opponent
- Murray State comes into Saturday’s game with a 6-4 record and have won their last two games, defeating Middle Tennessee State and Kennesaw State
- Tevin Brown has gotten off to an excellent start for the Racers, posting team-highs in points (14.6 PPG) and steals (11)
- KJ Williams has a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game and is second in scoring with 12.2 PPG
- Sitting at 9.9 points is Jaiveon Eaves; Eaves played for the Purple Aces during the 2016-17 season and played in 24 games as a freshman
- The Racers are 23rd in the nation in rebounding margin, finishing with an advantage of 8.2 boards per game


* UE Softball Releases 2020 Schedule

University of Evansville head softball coach Mat Mundell has announced his 2020 schedule, which includes seven NCAA Tournament participants and is highlighted by the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament being played at Cooper Stadium.

“We are really excited to be able to release our schedule for the 2020 softball season,” Mundell said.  “I feel like we have a really good non-conference slate with some good mid majors and a few Power 5 teams.  We feel like this helps us to prepare for what is always a tough Missouri Valley Conference schedule.”

Opening weekend will begin on Friday, February 7 when the Purple Aces travel to the Total Control Sports Invitational in Rosemont, Ill.  The Aces open up with a tough test against Miami Ohio.  The RedHawks were 35-16 last season while going 16-4 in Mid-American Conference play on their way to the regular season championship.  The Aces wrap up opening day with a game against Butler.  On Feb. 8, UE faces Western Illinois and IUPUI before taking on Green Bay in Sunday’s finale.

Up next is a trip to Mobile, Alabama for the Jaguar Challenge.  Louisiana Tech will be the first opponent on Feb. 14; the Bulldogs won 45 games a season ago and were 19-5 in Conference USA.  They won their conference tournament and played in the Baton Rouge Regional.  The day wraps up with a game against Austin Peay, who won 33 games last season.  On Saturday the 15th, Evansville takes on Louisiana Tech for the second time before facing host South Alabama in the finale of the day and on Sunday.

The third weekend of action will see the Aces head to a tournament in Statesboro, Ga. Hosted by Georgia Southern.  Evansville opens up against Furman and Georgia Southern on the opening day before facing Furman and Maryland on Feb. 22.  Sunday’s final day pits the Aces against Monmouth, who picked up 36 wins last year and were MAAC Champions, advancing to play in the Baton Rouge Regional.

February wraps up with the Blues City Classic in Memphis, Tenn.  On Feb. 28, the Aces take on North Alabama, who was 26-20 a season ago.  On the 29th, Evansville takes on a pair of solid squads in Northern Illinois and Northwestern State, who won 27 and 30 games, respectively last year.  A contest against host Memphis will open the month of March.

In their final non-conference weekend tournament, UE travels to Louisville for the Red & Black Challenge.  A tough field features three postseason teams from 2019.  The Aces open up against Oakland University on Friday, March 6 before wrapping up the day against Northwestern.  The Wildcats are coming off of a 47-win campaign that saw them go 21-2 in the Big Ten.  They fell to Oklahoma in the Super Regionals.  On the 7th, UE takes on Oakland once against before facing Illinois.  The Fighting Illini had 33 wins last year and earned a berth in the Lexington Regional.  Louisville is the final opponent of the weekend and earned 35 wins last year on their way to the NCAA Tournament and the Evanston Regional.

Home action begins with a non-conference game against Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday, March 10.  It will be the start of an 8-game homestand.  Missouri Valley Conference play begins on March 14 against UNI at Cooper Stadium.  The Panthers come to Evansville for a 3-game set and are following up a 28-win campaign in 2019.

Drake is up next on March 21-22.  The defending Valley champions were 43-16 in 2019 and won 24 out of 26 games in the league.    The home stretch is completed on March 24 against Austin Peay. 

Three road MVC weekends follow with the Aces heading to Illinois State (March 28-29), Loyola (April 4-5) and Valparaiso (April 10-11).  A doubleheader at Indiana State on April 15 completes the trip.  UE returns home for three games against Missouri State on April 18-19.  Indiana State makes the return trip to Evansville for a single game on April 21.

Bradley will mark the final road trip of the regular season.  The Aces and Braves meet up in Peoria on April 25-26.  Evansville matches up against Western Kentucky on Tuesday, April 28.  The Hilltoppers had a strong 37-win campaign in 2019.  In the regular season home finale, UE plays host to Southern Illinois on May 3-4.  The Salukis earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament last season.

The MVC Tournament comes to Cooper Stadium the next weekend.  Action begins on Wednesday, May 6 and goes through Saturday, May 9.


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