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Wednesday, January 8, 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

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

Spring 2020 semester auditions for UE Wind Ensemble will be held Tuesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 16, 3:00-6:00pm. Sign up for a time on the "Bands" bulletin board across from FA 103. Information and excerpts can be found at:

For more information contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (ks306).

Kenneth Steinsultz

* 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 10:00-10:50am. 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.

Kathryn Williams

* 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

* Spring 2020 Purple Friday Patrol Sign Ups Now Available!

Purple Friday Patrol: Wear Purple—Get Prizes!

Be on the lookout for the Purple Friday Patrol every week and sign up here to pass out the purple praise!

On Fridays, we wear purple, and each week, the PFP will reward students to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday.

Purple Friday Patrol Teams are made up of members of the campus community including faculty, administrators, and other interested parties, usually from the same department or group.

PFP Teams can sign up for one or more Fridays per semester and the Office of University Relations will supply Purple Swag Packs to the designated PFP Team for the week. PFP Teams are invited to add a personal touch to the swag packs, if desired. (ex. departmental swag, promo for an upcoming event, etc.)

Purple Friday Patrol Teams: What’s my responsibility?
1. Sign up for at least one Friday per semester.
2. Visit the office of University Relations in Sampson Hall during the week of your assigned Friday to pick up your Purple Swag Packs
3. Pass out the purple praise. The distribution format is up to you. You can pass out swag packs to the first few purple people you see, or you can stagger the rewards throughout the day. If you’d prefer to reward online participants, you’re free to promote on official UE social media accounts.
4. Pics or it didn’t happen. Remember, we’re trying to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday, so be sure to snap a picture with your purple people! You can either share them online through an official UE social media account if you run one, or send them to to post on the main UE social media accounts.


* 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

* Reminder for all new incoming fall 2019 students~ Second dose of Meningitis B DUE by JANUARY 31st 2020!!

REMINDER! If you were a new incoming student to UE this 2019 fall semester, you must have your Meningitis B series completed and submitted to your MedProctor account by January 31st 2020. If you are going home during Thanksgiving or winter break, schedule your second dose to complete your Meningitis B series that is part of the admission requirements. This is only required for new students who entered University of Evansville FALL 2019 who has submitted only one dose of Meningitis B to MedProctor. Please call the Student Health Center at 812-488-2033 for any questions/concerns.
Trumenba- 2 doses required at least 6 months apart
Bexsero- 2 doses required at least 1 month apart

Submitted by Tara Ulrich



* 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



* Fernando Morales working with Puerto Rico National Team

Since traveling to his native Puerto Rico in December, University of Evansville head volleyball coach Fernando Morales hard at work with the Puerto Rico Women’s Volleyball National Team as they hope to earn a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

This weekend, Puerto Rico is one of four countries vying to win the NORCECA Women’s Qualification Tournament.  Virgilio Travieso Sports Palace in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic is the host venue for the tournament.  Canada, Mexico and the Dominican Republic are the other three teams.  The tournament begins on Friday, January 10 and goes through Sunday the 12th.  In a round robin event, Puerto Rico will begin on Friday with a 3 p.m. CT game versus Canada.

On Saturday, Morales and his team face Mexico at 4 p.m. CT with Sunday’s finale against host Dominican Republic also set for a 4 p.m. CT start.  The final match is crucial as the 2016 meeting between the teams saw Puerto Rico outduel the Dominican Republic to earn their spot in the Olympics. 

“This is a great experience to grow as a coach and learn from the other coaches and players on the team,” Morales said.  “I have been around the national team for the last few years and it is always an education for me.  There are a lot of things that I will be able to bring back to the UE program.”

Morales explained that when he arrived in Puerto Rico on December 16, roughly half of the players were on hand with the remainder making their way back from Europe where they play professionally.  The team took on Peru in four friendly matches with each team winnings twice.

“In the first two games against Peru, we did not have our full team, but when the rest of the players made their way back, we won the final two matches,” Morales continued.  “We hope to have enough time to find our rhythm as a team and be ready for the weekend.”

The team travels to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and will prepare to open the tournament on Friday.

* West Side Night set for Wednesday when UE plays Bradley

On Wednesday, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team looks for its first Missouri Valley Conference win when the Purple Aces welcome Bradley to the Ford Center for a 6 p.m. game.  ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network will have the coverage.

West Side Game
- It is the fifth annual Royal Express Car Wash West Side Game
- Fans can receive a voucher for $5 tickets by showing the voucher that is linked above

Setting the Scene
- Evansville looks to put an 0-2 MVC start in the rearview mirror when the Braves come to town on Wednesday; following a 65-52 loss at Missouri State, the Aces dropped an 81-79 overtime game to Valparaiso on Saturday
- UE also looks to end a recent skid against Bradley that has seen them drop three in a row to the Braves and five of the last six meetings
- Second half defense has been one of the stories in the first two Valley games for UE
- In the opening 20 minutes, the opposition has hit 42.6% of its attempts while that number has risen to 50% in the latter half

Last Time Out
- After trailing Valparaiso by as many as 10 points in the first half, Evansville rallied to take an 8-point advantage with under four minutes remaining, but a late rally sent the game to overtime before the Crusaders finished with an 81-79 victory
- DeAndre Williams was 11-for-13 from the field on his way to 28 points; he was 3-3 from long range
- Artur Labinowicz had an efficient 5-for-7 shooting game on his way to 16 points while Sam Cunliffe and K.J. Riley posted 15 and 12 points, respectively
- Riley added 10 rebounds to finish with his fourth career double-double
- Valpo did its damage from outside, knocking down 12 of its 26 3-point tries

Nice Start
- In his first two Missouri Valley Conference games, DeAndre Williams averaged 20 points and 8 rebounds per game
- He shot 61.5% from the field and tallied four assists, four blocks and three steals.  At Missouri State, Williams notched his fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds
- He upped his game against Valparaiso, recording 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting; he was a perfect 3-of-3 from long range while adding six rebounds, three blocks and three assists

Making his case
- Jawaun Newton showed that persistence pays off as he saw 15 minutes of action against Valparaiso while finishing with a team-best +14 on the day
- Newton was held out of the lineup in the games against Murray State and Missouri State and played 12 minutes or fewer in each game since the start of December
- He picked up two rebounds and was 1-1 on the day against the Crusaders, but his defense was key in his time on the floor

Scouting the Opponent
- Bradley stands at 10-5 on the season and are an even 1-1 through their first two MVC games
- After starting the league slate with an 80-72 home win over Drake, the Braves dropped a 69-64 game at UNI on Saturday
- Elijah Childs is the leading rebounder and scorer for Bradley, checking in with 14.2 points and 9.1 rebounds
- His 9.1 caroms leads the conference by a full rebound over Loyola’s Cameron Krutwig while his point tally is 9th in the league
- Senior Darrell Brown averages 13.5 points per game while his 76 assists leads the squad and ranks second in the conference
- Nate Kennell has notched 12.6 PPG while his 21 steals leads the team


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