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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

* Christmas on Campus

Tuesday, December 6 – 7:30 p.m., Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville
Holiday Pops Concert
Free and open to the community

Friday, December 16 – Noon-1:15 p.m., Ridgway University Center Dining Hall
Campus Christmas Carry-In
Sodexo will provide meat, plates, utensils, drinks, cups, ice, and napkins. Please bring your favorite dish. 

Friday, December 23 – Holiday break begins.


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music - Annual Holiday Pops Concert

The Department of Music invites the greater Evansville community to its annual Holiday Pops concert in Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.  The program will feature the University Choir, the UE Symphony Orchestra, and the UE Wind Ensemble performing separately and in various combinations.  Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz will lead the ensembles in a program of traditional and popular holiday favorites.  Voice Faculty members Jon Truitt, Gregory B. Rike, and Stacey Uthe will also appear singing a number of holiday favorites accompanied by Keyboard Faculty member Garnet Ungar.  In addition, the UE Jazz Ensemble I and the Trumpet Ensemble will perform under the direction of Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer.  The evening will climax with an audience sing-along medley of Christmas classics, and the concert is free and open to the public.

* Education Majors Invited to ISEA Stress Relief Event

Education majors - come to ISEA's Stress Relief Event on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in Room 238, Graves Hall. Stress relieving and fun activities at the event will include: Bubbles, Massages, Bubble Wrap, and several more! Also, ISEA will be providing pizza during the event! If you are planning on attending, please RSVP so they can order enough pizza for everyone in attendance.


* UE SAAC To Hold Fundraiser At Buffalo Wild Wings Tuesday

 The University of Evansville Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Buffalo Wild Wings location at 715 N Green River Rd are teaming up to help a family in need this holiday season as a part of the “Adopt-a-Family” program. Anyone who brings the “Eat Wings, Raise Funds” coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings on Dec. 6 will have 10 percent of their purchases donated to “Adopt-a-Family.” The UE men’s basketball game versus North Carolina that starts at 6 p.m. will also be on the screens, so come eat, watch, and help make a family’s holiday season brighter by bringing the coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings Tuesday!


Upcoming Events

* UE Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore will have a 15% off sale of all UE clothing and gifts Dec.7-14. Also, students selling back books during buyack can earn an extra 5-10% discount when they sell their books. Items already discounted are excluded from this promotion.  It's a great time to make it a UE Christmas for family gifts!!

* Wednesday, December 7 - Last Day to Bring Mittens, Hats and Gloves for Graves Giving Tree

The last day to bring NEW mittens, hats, gloves and scarves for needy children in local schools in and around Evansville will be Wednesday, Dec. 7.  If you cannot get your donations to Graves Hall by that date, please call Tana Chapman (2341) or Pam Young (2848) and they will pick them up at your office.  Thanks so much!


* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions Dates

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Thursday, Dec. 8 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Free Paper Shredding Day

On Friday, Dec. 9, free paper shredding will return to the campus once again! Piranha Mobile Shredding will be at the Koch Center parking lot (parking lot “C”) between 10 a.m. -1 p.m. to collect paper for shredding at their facility. All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office or home this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed. Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. For more information or questions contact Lucas Brandt at or ext. 2697.

* Fourth Lunch & Learn Fall Session Sponsored by Center for Adult Education

UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on "The Insurance You Need…and Don’t Need." this event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is presented by the Society for Financial Awareness.


Info You Should Know

* Urgent: Voluntary Medical Device Recall

Patterson Medical Supply Inc.
Event 2540 – November 30, 2011

PRODUCT:  Triad Povidone Iodine Items:

• Povidone Iodine Swabsticks
• Povidone Iodine Prep Solutions
• Povidone Iodine Scrub Solutions

Lot Numbers: All lots (Lots beginning with 8J-8M, 9A-9M, 0A-0M, 1A-1C)

H & P Industries, Inc. manufactured the Povidone Iodine Products without having in place a system for microbial test at the time of release, without having a system for testing of incoming components, and without having procedures designed and established to prevent objectionable microorganisms in the drug products.  Although H & P industries, Inc.’s investigation and extensive testing did not find contamination, and the products met H & P Industries, Inc. finished goods specification, H & P Industries, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all Povidone Iodine Products.

Please note - if this notice has impacted your department, please contact Mark Logel at ext. 2027 for additional information.


* Free Math Tutoring

Members of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the National Honorary Mathematics Society, will be offering free math tutoring to all current UE students on Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. in Room 312, Koch Center (the Mathematics Conference Room).


* Administrative Services' Areas Closed for Lunch

Please note that the Office of Administrative Services including Purchasing, Copy Services, Mail Services, Recycling, Risk Management, and Central Receiving will be closed for a Christmas staff luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. 

* Fitness Center Hours - December/January

Wednesday, Dec. 7; Thursday, Dec. 8; and Friday, Dec. 9: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Open Swim 12-1 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Open Swim -2-5 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 12;  Tuesday, Dec. 13; Thursday, Dec. 15; and Friday, Dec. 16: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Open Swim 12-1 p.m.) 

Wednesday, Dec. 145: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (due to Winter commencement ceremony)

Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18: CLOSED

Monday, Dec. 19; Tuesday, Dec. 20; Wednesday, Dec. 21; and Thursday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Open Swim 12-1 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 2: CLOSED

Tuesday, Jan. 3, Wednesday, Jan. 4, Thursday, Jan. 5, Friday, Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.   (No Open Swim)

Saturday Jan. 7 – CLOSED

Sunday, Jan. 8 -11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  (No Open Swim)

Monday, Jan. 9 – Normal Hours Resume - 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

****Please Note -  Open Swim depends on guard availability.

* Bookstore Buyback Information

1. Buyback in the Bookstore runs from noon on Dec. 7 to Dec. 14. 
2. Please bring your student ID with you to sell your books.
3. You do NOT need your original receipt to sell books. 
4. Bring all components that came with your book, it may increase the value of the book.
5. You will receive CASH ON THE SPOT .. no future credits or other craziness.
6. In general, if we have an adoption for a book for next Spring you will receive generally half of the price you paid.  Other books will be paid at wholesale value which varies depending on the age of the book and its popularity.
7. Workbooks need to be clean and complete (no pages missing) to have value. 
8. You may sell books back as many times as you wish during Buyback week, one at a time or in stacks.
9. We buyback books whether used or purchased on this campus or not.  We FREELY quote any price and it is your option to sell.
Keep in mind during this time of the year you will receive lots of claims which may or may not be truthful.  If you have any concerns or questions you can always check our prices against anyone.  And remember books bought at our Buyback stay on this campus so that UE students can benefit from cheaper used prices.  Also during buyback we will have daily giveaways, promotions, and offer discounts on store merchandise.  All UE clothing and gift items will be 15% off BUT you can increase that discount to 20 or 25% during buyback.  We will have a grand prize drawing five straight days where you can with an XBox, Wii and other prizes.  You get one entry every time you sell a book (minimum $5 transaction) and it remains in the bin all week long.

The Spring 2012 booklist will be posted at the close of Buyback and will clearly list the availabillity of new, used or rental books in the store.  You can then reserve your books and they will be waiting for you when you come back to school in January.  If you have any questons please contact the Bookstore.

* Library Extended Exam Week Hours - Fall Semester 2011

•  Wednesday, December 7:   7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
•  Thursday, December 8:         7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
•  Friday, December 9:               7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
•  Saturday, December 10:      10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
•  Sunday, December 11:                  Noon – 1:00 a.m.   
•  Monday, December 12:         7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
•  Tuesday, December 13:         7:45 a.m. – Midnight
•  Wednesday, December 14: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•  Thursday, December 15:       7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•  Friday, December 16:             7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•  Saturday, December 17:       CLOSED
•  Sunday, December 18:          CLOSED




* Erika Creswell

Congratulations to Erika Creswell, senior business administration major and intern in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, on receiving a scholarship to the attend the CASE V district conference in Chicago, December 10–13.  Erika is one of five students from the district selected to attend the conference and the institute for new advancement professionals.  The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education district V conference is attended by over 1000 professionals within the field of institutional advancement.   

* William Brown

Professor of Art William Brown was accepted in a national art competition sponsored by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts in Kentucky. One of his large oil paintings was selected for display in the exhibit, River Country 2011. The exhibit was judged by Peter Morrin, emeritus director of the Louisville Speed Museum, who selected 60 works of art from over 700 entries. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 31. 



* No. 4 North Carolina Awaits Aces Men's Basketball

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team will look for its first road win of the season as it travels to North Carolina to face off against the Tar Heels on Tuesday evening in a 6 p.m. tilt which is set to be televised by ESPNU. 

The Aces are coming off of a heartbreaking 70-68 overtime loss to TCU.  The Horned Frogs knocked down a three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime before hanging on for the win.

Colt Ryan fell just one point shy of his career high with a 31-point effort against TCU.  The junior was 7-17 from the floor while hitting 14 out of 16 free throws.  He also led the team with a season-high eight rebounds in the effort.  The top scoring output of his career came last season against Illinois State where he tallied 32 points in the final game at Roberts Stadium.

Through six games this season, Ryan has averaged 19.7 PPG, second in the MVC.  His work has not gone unnoticed as the junior was named to the league’s November All-Conference Team, as chosen by  Joining Ryan on the team were Doug McDermott (Creighton), Rayvonte Rice (Drake), Ben Simmons (Drake) and Taylor Brown (Bradley).

Denver Holmes dished out eight assists in the loss to TCU.  It marked a career-high for the senior and was also the highest total for an Evansville player this year.  The last time anyone from UE eclipsed that mark was last season when Kavon Lacey, currently a graduate assistant with the squad, recorded nine helpers in the home game against Creighton.

After beginning the 2011-12 campaign as the preseason No. 1 team, North Carolina has put forth a 6-2 mark to begin the year.  After opening up with wins in its first five games, the Tar Heels dropped a 90-80 decision to UNLV.  UNC rebounded with a strong win over top 10 ranked Wisconsin before falling by just a point to top-ranked Kentucky on Saturday. 

Harrison Barnes leads UNC with17.3 points per game while John Henson has averaged 14.1 PPG to go along with a team-high 10.5 rebounds per contest.  Washington Indiana native Tyler Zeller has averaged a solid 13.4 PPG.

Last year, UNC and Evansville met on December 8 at Roberts Stadium where the Tar Heels took home a 76-49 victory.  Tyler Zeller led all players with 18 points while Justin Knox chipped in 13.  The Heels held UE without a double-digit scorer while forcing 23 turnovers and committing just 12 of their own.

The action is set to begin at 6 p.m. CT from the Dean Smith Center.  Evansville returns home on Saturday to face North Carolina A&T in a doubleheader with the UE women’s team.


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