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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions Dates

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, January 10, and Thursday, January 12, 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


Info You Should Know

* Happy Holidays from the Annual Giving Team

Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for our UE students?  If so, then a gift to the UE Annual Fund is sure to please!  There are several stockings that need stuffing by the end of the year, such as the Alumni Scholarship Fund, Friends for Educational Excellence Fund, Athletic Scholarship Fund, and the Harlaxton College Annual Fund.  Pledges are great, too- and can even be set up on payroll deduction for 2012.  All gifts are helpful- no matter how large or small.  Please contact your Annual Giving team at x2377 soon so that we can get your gift in by the end of the year (for those all-important Higher Education gift tax deductions). Or, our on-line giving site is always on the job at  To those of you who have already made your gift this year, thank you very much!! 

Happy Holidays everybody! 

Scott, Jen, Brad, and Bronda.


* Women's Basketball Team Looking for Manager

The women’s basketball is looking for an energetic, positive and hardworking person to be a manager for the team during the second semester. You can earn money through the work study program. Please call or email FahKara Malone at 765-491-0433 or


* Library Intersession Hours

The Libraries will be open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. until the University closes on Thursday, December 22.   

* Timecard Entry for January 6 Payroll

As employees will not return from the Christmas holiday break until after the normal time card entry deadline of Saturday, December 31 for the January 6 bi-weekly payroll, the Office of Human Resources is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the pay period December 18 to 31 by Wednesday, December 21.  Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 22.  Time approval for supervisors will remain open until noon on Tuesday, January 3.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159. 

* Attention Employees: Payrolls During Holiday Break

The December 23 bi-weekly and December 30 monthly payrolls will once again fall during our Christmas holiday break. The bi-weekly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday morning, December 23.  The monthly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday, December 30.  As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on the morning your pay is direct deposited.

Since the Office of Human Resources will be closed during the holiday break, you will not receive a courtesy email notification that your pay advice is available. However, you may log on to WebAdvisor and view/print your pay advice or contact your bank to confirm the deposit into your bank account.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.

* Revised Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:


  • Wednesday, November 23 - close at noon
  • Thursday, November 24, 2011
  • Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas/New Year’s

  • Friday, December 23, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2011, returning Tuesday, January 3, 2011


* New Granddaughter for Sharon Selby

Congratulations to Sharon Selby, technology assistant in OTS, on the birth of a granddaughter, Ava Sue Selby. Ava was born Friday, December 16 at 3:43 p.m. She weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and was 201/2 inches long. Her parents are Justin and Megan Selby.  Ava was welcomed home by a big brother named Aidan.

* Douglas Reed

University Organist and Professor Emeritus of Music Douglas Reed has been invited to give a lecture recital for the 2012 Joint Meeting and Festival of the Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies, to be held March 21–25, 2012 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Reed will perform William Albright's Four Fancies for harpsichord (1979) commissioned by the University of Evansville with a grant from the Mesker Trust.  Published by C.F. Peters, Inc., Four Fancies is one of the best known and most recorded of late 20th century American harpsichord works.  Reed gave the world premiere in Wheeler Concert Hall in 1980, and the New York premiere at Carnegie Recital Hall (Weill Hall) in 1981.

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, was recently invited to speak at a workshop sponsored by The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, England, next June. The workshop on "The Incomputable" will be held offsite at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre in Buckinghamshire about 45 miles from Harlaxton. Beavers' talk will be titled "On the Philosophical Assumptions Affecting the Reduction of Semantics to Syntax."



Sympathy to...

* Amy Brandebury and Dianne Oliver

Sympathy is extended to Amy Brandebury, Registrar, and her partner Dianne Oliver, Philosophy and Religion Department Chair, on the death of Amy’s mother, Cheryl Jeneice Brandebury.  Mrs. Brandebury lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, December 18.  She is also survived by her husband of 46 years, Ralph and a son, Kevin.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21 at Alexander North Chapel with burial at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may visit Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service time.  The Office of the Registrar will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday so staff can attend the services.



* Lady Aces Fall 74-51 At Mizzou

 A homecoming for junior Samantha Heck, the Auxvasse, Mo. native led the University of Evansville women’s basketball team with 16 points and nine rebounds, as the Purple Aces fell 74-51 Monday night at the University of Missouri. Sophomore Katie Ellerson, who made her first career start, also logged a career-high 16 points with four three-pointers. The loss drops Evansville to 3-8 on the season, while Mizzou improved to 8-1 on the year.

The Aces took an early 5-4 lead on a jumper by Ellerson, but the Tigers responded with a 10-0 run to take a 14-5 advantage at the 15:11 mark. Evansville battled back, however, to cut the margin to three, 14-11, on back-to-back baskets by sophomore Miranda Liles and Heck.

Unfortunately, the Tigers used an 11-2 run to take a double-digit lead into the break, 30-20.

In the second half, Mizzou stretched that lead to 16, 38-22, with 16:52 remaining. The Aces got within 10 points, 40-30, on a jumper by freshman Kat Taylor with 13:55 left, but that was as close as Evansville would get the rest of the way.

With 4:06 remaining, the Tigers took their largest lead of the game, a 26-point advantage, but Ellerson’s fourth three of the game and two free throws by Heck made the final score 74-51.

Post players Christine Flores and BreAnna Brock both scored 25 points for the Tigers, as Mizzou shot 49.1 percent (28-for-57) from the field and 31.6 percent (6-for-19) from three.

Evansville shot 32.1 percent (17-for-53) from the floor and 23.1 percent (6-for-26) from behind the arc.

The Aces take 10-day hiatus, returning to action Friday, Dec. 30 when they open Missouri Valley Conference play at in-state rival Indiana State. Tipoff is at 6:05 p.m. (7:05 ET).

* Faculty, Staff and Emeriti Basketball Ticket Pick Up

Faculty, staff and emeriti may pick up their two free tickets for the December 29 game against Southern Illinois University starting  December 19 at the Carson Center. The Athletic Ticket Office will be open this week until Thursday, December 22 at 4 p.m. and will reopen on December 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you have any questions please feel free to call (812) 488-2237. GO ACES!

* Aces Back On The Road At Miami

In its final road non-conference game of the season, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will travel to Oxford, Ohio to take on Miami University at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Millett Hall..Following the Christmas break, UE will return home on December 29 to open up MVC play against Southern Illinois.

* Blair Earns Double Scholar Athlete of the Week Honors

Briyana Blair of the University of Evansville women’s basketball team has been selected as the Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, announced by Commissioner Doug Elgin today, as well as the Vectren Student-Athlete of the Week at the University of Evansville. Blair was honored for her performance during the period of December 5-11.
The senior nearly recorded a triple-double in Evansville’s 78-48 win over Murray State, leading all scorers with a season-high 20 points, and a game-high nine rebounds, eight steals, and six assists. Blair shot a season-best 57.1 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from behind the arc, leading the Aces to their highest shooting percentage (.448) in over a year. On the season, the Orlando, Fla. native averages 10.4 points and a team-best 8.4 rebounds per game. For Blair, this is both her second Vectren Student-Athlete of the Week honor and Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week accolade already this year.


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