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Monday, January 6, 2020

* Employee Excellence Nominations Now Being Accepted for February 2020

Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence!

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude to fellow employees

One award is presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff.  Nominations are due before the 15th of each month.  Nominations are now being accepted for the month of February!

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Award, go to


Info You Should Know

* 2020 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Now Available

The UE Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2020 is now available on the My UE portal under the Office of Administrative Services – Pcard or Purchasing sites under Sales Tax tab for your convenience.

* UE Orchestras Seeking New Members

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Join us!
Please E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities at for more information.

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen

* TIAA Individual Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to SOBA room 153, Eades Music Room.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* 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

* 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



* Missy Holzmeyer Awarded January 2020 Employee Excellence Award

Missy played a crucial role in not only the transition of UE's key payroll personnel, but also the payroll conversion that took place last summer. Missy can be counted on to step up to offer support to the other positions in her area when needed. She can always be found with an enthusiastic attitude and is credited for being resourceful in any situation and ready to help both employees and students with the large range of questions that come to that office.  Her positivity is appreciated in even the busiest moments of her job.  Thank you for your hard work, Missy!

Keith and Missy



* Men's Basketball Drops Overtime Contest To Valparaiso

Sophomore DeAndre Williams led the University of Evansville with 28 points, but Javon Freeman-Liberty countered with 25 to lift Valparaiso to an 81-79 overtime win against the Purple Aces on Saturday at the Ford Center.

Williams was 11-of-13 from the floor and hit all three 3-point tries.  Artur Labinowicz had another efficient game posting 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting.  Sam Cunliffe had 15 points while K.J. Riley had a double-double with 12 points and 10 caroms for UE (9-6, 0-2 MVC).

Leading the Crusaders (8-7, 1-1 MVC) with 25 points was Freeman-Liberty.  He hit eight field goals and all six free throws.  Eron Gordon scored 11.

“We had a few tough turnovers down the stretch, I feel if we could have hung on to one or two of them, it could have been a different result,” UE interim head coach Bennie Seltzer said.  “Our kids are resilient, this one hurts.  Our guys played their hearts out; but we will get back to practice and be ready for Wednesday.”

“The crowd was awesome, they were loud and you could feel the intensity.  They were pulling for us and that felt good.” 

Sam Cunliffe helped the Aces open the game by scoring the first five points.  After DeAndre Williams got things started with a layup, Cunliffe drilled a three.  Valparaiso responded with its first run of the game, posting the next seven to take a 7-5 lead.  Daniel Sackey hit a triple to finish the run.

A 19-4 Valpo run continued as they took their largest lead of the half at 19-9 when a Ben Krikke basket came with 13 minutes on the clock.  Evansville countered with a run of its own, outscoring the Crusaders by a 17-5 margin over the next eight minutes.  A 5-0 spurt got it started with Williams adding his second field goal before Artur Labinowicz drained a triple on a feed from Shamar Givance.

After Valparaiso went back up by eight points (24-16), the Aces reeled off ten in a row.  Cunliffe added two more baskets, including his second from outside.  Following a pair of K.J. Riley free throws, Labinowicz connected on his second triple to put the Aces in front at 26-24 with just over five minutes left in the half. 

The final minutes of the half saw the Crusaders wrestle away a 36-31 halftime lead.  Inside the final ten seconds, Javon Freeman-Liberty connected on a three to push their lead to five. 

DeAndre Williams dished it to Labinowicz for a dunk to begin the second half, but Valpo the outside shooting for Valpo kept them in front.  Over the first four minutes of the second half, the Crusaders added four triples to lead by a 48-39 tally.

Minutes later, the Valpo lead reached ten points before UE started to feel it from outside.  Williams and Labinowicz hit consecutive treys that quickly made it a 54-50 game with under 12 minutes on the clock.  The run continued when a Cunliffe jumper made it a 56-55 Valpo lead with the clock approaching eight minutes.

K.J. Riley was able to put UE back in front with 6:43 remaining with a free throw and Williams added a three to put UE up by four.  The lead reached was pushed out to 69-61 on another field goal by Williams, but the Crusaders had one final run set up in the final minutes.  A triple from Eron Gordon with 1:34 remaining got them back within two at 70-68.

Freeman-Liberty capped off the run with a minute left, tying it at 70-70 on his 7th basket of the game.  Following an Aces turnover, the Crusaders had a chance for the win, but a triple fell short and sent the game into overtime.

Valparaiso posted the first two buckets of the extra period and never gave up the lead, holding on for an 81-79 victory.

Evansville finished with a 38-32 rebounding advantage while outshooting Valpo, 47.3%-43.9%.  The difference for Valpo came in its long range shooting as they went 12-of-26 from downtown.

UE is back at the Ford Center on Wednesday evening to take on Bradley at 6 p.m.

* Men's Basketball Faces Valparaiso in Home MVC Opener

The first Missouri Valley Conference home game of the season will take place on Saturday when the University of Evansville men’s basketball team plays host to Valparaiso at the Ford Center for a 6 p.m. tip.  ESPN+ along with the Purple Aces Radio Network will have the coverage.

Setting the Scene       
- Looking to build on its 5-1 home record, the Purple Aces take on a Crusader team that it has enjoyed great home success against
- Evansville is 41-5 in home games against Valpo and has not lost to the Crusaders in Evansville since Feb. 1, 1969
- Last year, the Aces swept the season series including a 64-53 win at the Ford Center
- Over its last five home conference openers, the Aces have picked up four wins including an exciting 82-77 double overtime triumph against Drake last season

Last Time Out
- In its first conference game on Dec. 31, the Aces fell at Missouri State by a final of 65-52
- Evansville led by as many as 13 points in the first half and went to the break holding a 31-23 lead
- The Bears rallied back from the deficit and took the lead for good in the early moments of the second half
- Sam Cunliffe led the team with 13 points while connecting on six field goals
- DeAndre Williams chipped in his fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds
- Taking on one of the top offensive rebounding squads in the nation, Evansville was able to haul in 10 offensive caroms

Up-Tempo Sophomore
- Sophomore Shamar Givance continues to lead the Missouri Valley Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio with a tally of 3.8
- He has 30 assists against just 8 turnovers in his 277 minutes on the floor
- Givance is on an exceptional stretch - over the last seven games, Givance has played 134 minutes while posting 17 assists and just three turnovers
- 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

Leader of the Pack
- Redshirt Junior Sam Cunliffe has been the Aces top scorer in two of the last three games, including a 13-point contest at Missouri State
- He has eight double figure efforts in 14 contests
- Cunliffe’s season mark of 21 points came in that span as he accomplished the feat in the win over Miami Ohio
- He drained six field goals, three triples and six free throws on the way to his top scoring game at UE

Scouting the Opponent
- Valparaiso stands at an even 7-7 after dropping the first conference game against Loyola
- In Monday’s conference opener, the Crusaders were edged by the Ramblers, 66-63 inside the ARC
- Javon Freeman-Liberty is the leading scorer in the Valley, posting 20.9 points per game
- He leads the team in rebounding (5.6/game), minutes, field goals, 3-pointers, free throws and steals while sitting second on the squad with 50 assists
- Ryan Fazekas has been limited to two games due to injury and averaged 13 PPG in his time on the floor
- Mileek McMillan and Nick Robinson check in with 8.8 and 8.5 points, respectively


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