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Monday, December 12, 2011

What's Happening Today

* This week in Music - Suzuki Violin Solo Recitals

The University of Evansville Suzuki Violin Students will be performing solo recitals on Monday, December 12, Tuesday, December 13, Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15 in Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Center for Fine Arts.  The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening and are free and open to the public. In 2012 the UE Suzuki program celebrates its 40th year as part of the University and the Evansville community.


Upcoming Events

* Habitat for Humanity Trip to Jordan Planned for May

Attention all UE students! Habitat for Humanity is searching for an additional 7 students to join the group on a trip to Amman, Jordan for a build. The group will be leaving for Amman on May 11 and returning to the U.S. on May 18. If you are interested, please contact Kendra Morehead at or Lesley Nash at for further details.

* Holiday Dance Clinic

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team would like to invite you to our Holiday Dance Clinic on Friday, Dec. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m in the Maikranz Family Gym (small gym). Children ages 4 to 12 will learn a holiday dance, receive a t-shirt, have a pizza party with the team, and play games. The dance will be preformed with the team on Saturday, Dec. 17 during the halftime show at the UE vs. Tennessee Tech game. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. Youth admission is free with a scanned QR code on the Aces Pocket Schedule. All other tickets may be purchased through the Aces Athletics Ticketing Office. Pre-registration is welcomed but will also be available at the start of the clinic. The total cost of the clinic is $25.
Please direct any questions to Coach Mariel Arata: or 502-689-4085.


Info You Should Know

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

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 towards fellow employees

One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the January 2012 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, December 14.

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



* Last Day for Recycling Program

As this semester comes to a close, so does the recycling program. Tomorrow - Tuesday, Dec. 13 - recyclables will be picked up as work-study student are available. After Dec. 13, recyclables will be removed by housekeeping. The recycling program is scheduled to resume after January 9 when the work-study students have returned from winter recess.


* 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. 

* UrEntal Textbook Returns

Students who rented UrEntal books from the UE Bookstore for the Fall term are reminded that those books are due back in the Bookstore no later than Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.  You may return them anytime prior to that date.  Also if you bring them in during Book Buyback make sure you take your UrEntal books to the counter clearly marked as the return depot for UrEntal books.  Rental books not returned by the deadline (Dec. 14) are subject to late fees and/or replacement fees.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.


* 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


* Grades Not Monitored Mid-Year for Scholarship/Financial Aid Renewal

As we approach the end of the fall semester, the Office of Financial Aid would like to clarify our policies regarding students’ academic performance and its connection to scholarship and financial aid renewal. The Office of Financial Aid does not monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each MAY.

Therefore, if your GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, you have the spring semester to restore your cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored in mid-year. (The exception is a student who is using a semester of conditional financial aid for fall under a specific appeal plan.) 

See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans. Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364.



* Mike Zimmer

Guthrie May Endowed Professor of Business Mike Zimmer has had an article published in a recent issue of Applied Economics Letters  (Vol 18 No 11). The paper is titled "See the Future by Looking at the Past: Predicting Divorce with Premarital earnings". It is coauthored with Johann Anstrom and Olle Westerlund of Umea University in Sweden and Robert nakosteen of the University of Massachusetts.




* Blair's 20 Leads Lady Aces To, 78-48, Romp Over Racers

Playing in the last non-conference home contest of the season, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team certainly brought its best game, recording season highs in points, rebounds, field goals, field goal percentage, three-pointers made, assists, and steals in the 78-48 victory over Murray State. Both squads now own a 3-6 record on the season.
The Purple Aces avenged their season-opening 15-point loss (76-61) to the Racers, by logging their largest win since Evansville beat Southern Illinois last season by a 34-point margin (79-45).

Senior Briyana Blair led all scorers with a season-high 20 points and also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds, six assists, and eight steals. Juniors Samantha Heck (15 points, 6 rebounds) and Meagan Collins (11 points, 7 rebounds) also had solid games, as three Aces reached double figures. Returning for her first game since suffering a concussion on Nov. 29, senior Chelsea Falkenstein bounced back with vigor, notching eight points and eight rebounds. Also with a steady performance, junior Taylor Ware finished with eight points and four boards.

Newcomers Kat Taylor and Juliann Miller both had career games, equally tallying six points.

Things looked grim to start the game as Murray State jumped out to a 7-0 lead, forcing Coach Oties Epps to call a timeout. However, the Aces tied it up after the refocusing session and took the lead, 9-7, on a three-pointer by Falkenstein, back-to-back layups by Blair, and layin for Heck.

Foul shots at the 16:06 mark tied the score for the last time, as the Aces accelerated to a double-digit lead, going on a 12-0 run. Evansville turned the Racers’ full-court pressure into fast break points with throw-aheads and good ball movement around the basket, scoring 16 points in the first half off the break and 24 points in the paint.

The Aces steadily built an 18-point lead, 41-23, at the half, on a season-high 50.0 percent shooting from the floor.
Out of the intermission, Evansville did not let up, building a lead into the 20-point range at the 15:18 mark on Collins’ two free throws. Murray State’s Mariah Robinson’s three at the 9:46 mark was the last field goal the Racers would hit until Robinson knocked down another trey with 2:47 left in the game, as Evansville went on an 18-1 run to take a dominating 35-point advantage.

The Aces finished shooting a season-high 44.8 percent from the floor, and 36.8 percent from three. UE also won the battle of the boards with a +13 margin and season-best 49 rebounds.

In addition, Evansville held the Racers to 30.6 percent shooting and limited Erica Burgess (15.8 ppg), Murray State’s leading scorer on the season to just four points. Robinson led the squad with 18 points in the contest.

The Aces are back in action Friday, traveling to take on another Ohio Valley Conference team, UT-Martin at 7:00 p.m. Evansville closes out the non-conference schedule Monday, Dec. 19 at Mizzou, marking UE’s last game before the holiday hiatus.

* Aces Rebound With 86-65 Win Over North Carolina A&T

Junior Colt Ryan was lights out, scoring 29 points, including 20 in the second half as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team picked up a hard-fought 86-65 win over North Carolina A&T on Saturday at the Ford Center.

Ryan hit 5-of-7 three-pointers in the win while going 11-11 from the free throw line.  Kenneth Harris ended a two-game single-digit scoring streak as he finished the night with 13 points, which included an 11-11 performance from the charity stripe.

“I think we did a lot of good things tonight,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “The best thing about it is that we can improve quite a bit.  We’re still a work in progress and we need to keep working at it.” 

North Carolina A&T (4-5) got off to a quick start, recording the first seven points of the game as Adrian Powell hit his first three shots to take the advantage.  The Aces (4-4) quickly responded with eight consecutive points of their own to take their first lead of the game at 8-7.

Colt Ryan helped turn the run into a 20-2 span as he knocked down a pair of treys to put UE up 20-9.  The lead remained near or in double figures for the remainder of the half as a late three-pointer by freshman Jordan Nelson sent UE into the locker room with a 47-33 lead.

Part  of the Aces’ success in the period can be attributed to its performance from the free throw line as UE hit all 17 attempts in the half and would connect on their first 19 of the game.  Kenneth Harris was a perfect 10-10 in the opening stanza.

In the opening 1:22 of the second half, Ryan hit his third trey of the game and Denver Holmes hit a layup to give Evansville its largest lead of the game to that point at 52-33.  North Carolina A&T chipped into the lead slightly, getting within 13 points on two occasions, including a bucket by Austin Witter with 12:19 left in the game to make it a 59-46 score in favor of the Aces.

Ryan helped Evansville keep its lead in double figures as he connected on his fourth trey of the second period to put Evansville up 69-52 with 8:34 remaining.  The Aggies would cut the gap to 13 tallies once again as Jean Louisme hit a free throw cut the gap to 69-56.

The Aces fought back each time the Aggies made a run as four Ryan free throws helped UE reestablish a 17-point edge with four minutes to go.  The lead only grew from there as Evansville would lead by as many as 23 before finishing off the 21-point victory.

Ned Cox tallied 12 points while Denver Holmes was the fourth Ace in double figures with ten.  Evansville had its top performance of the year from the free throw line, hitting 26 out of 28.  The Aces shot 49% for the game while holding A&T to 42.9%.  Defense was also a key in the game as UE forced 24 turnovers and converted them into 38 points.

Adrian Powell was the top scorer for the Aggies, finishing with 15 points on a perfect 6-for-6 effort from the floor.  Marc Hill had 12 points.

Evansville will have seven days off before returning to action on December 17 as Tennessee Tech makes its first appearance at the Ford Center.  Tip will take place at 1:05 p.m.  The Aces will wrap up the pre-Christmas schedule with a trip to Miami (Ohio) on December 20.  Following the holiday, UE will open up MVC play at home against Southern Illinois on the 29th.


* UE Men's Soccer To Kick-Off Winter Coat Drive For Evansville Community

Join the Aces Men’s Soccer Program and Aces Soccer Camp to kick-off a winter coat drive for the Evansville community. Please donate a new or gently used coat to help our community stay warm this winter. With every coat donated, you will receive a raffle ticket that is good for special University of Evansville Purple Aces Soccer prizes – including Aces soccer apparel and gift certificates for 2012 Aces Soccer Camp programming.

The Aces will accept donations in the Men’s Soccer Office (located in Carson Center) from Thursday, December 1 until Monday, December 19. Donated coats can be dropped off any time during normal working hours through December 19.


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