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Monday, December 19, 2022

* Payroll Reminder for 1/6/23

Since campus is open only 2 days on the next pay period (12/18/22 – 12/31/22), employees are reminded to submit their next timecard since the pay period will end before we return from break on Tuesday, January 3rd.

  • Timecards can be submitted early or remotely on WebAdvisor as always. (Late timesheet processing may be delayed.)
  • Supervisors are reminded to approve timecards before noon on Monday, January 2nd. Campus will not reopen until Tuesday.

Thank you, and please contact Dawn Bury at EXT 2159 or if you have questions.

Submitted by Dawn Bury
* Purple Patrollers Needed!!

Purple Patrol will return for the Spring 2023 semester, and we need employees to sign up and volunteer! The first Purple Patrol of the semester will be Friday, January 13.

To sign up for Purple Patrol, visit SignUpGenius and enter your information (please mention the team/department you're signing up). We ask that you sign up for one slot only (for now) so all our departments and offices have a chance to help! If several spots are still unfilled, we welcome multiple signups.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Beer at jb855.

Submitted by Julie Beer /

Upcoming Events

* UE Music Conservatory Presents Spring 2023 Concert Season

Submitted by Amy Esche
* 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Daring to Dream: The Radical Imagination of a Liberated Other America
The University of Evansville invites everyone to take part in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2023.

Activities and events throughout the day will commemorate King’s passionate pursuit of social justice and the work that remains today. Please see the full schedule below or visit the 2023 MLK Day of Service webpage.

54 Miles to Social Change - now through January 16, 2023

During the Civil Rights March of 1965, activists gathered in Selma, Alabama, to complete a 54-mile trek to the state capital in Montgomery. In recognition of this historical event, UE invites everyone to participate in 54 Miles to Social Change, a virtual march that raises awareness for social injustice in the United States.

Participants can complete the first 53 miles by walking, running, biking, or even swimming. You may register individually or in teams, and participants can also purchase a T-shirt to celebrate the march. At 11:15 a.m. on the MLK Day of Service, we will complete the 54th mile together.

All proceeds will go directly towards Journey to Justice Scholarships for students expressing a financial need. To donate, visit UE Alumni Online.

Faith-Based Service – 9:00 a.m.
The MLK Day of Service will begin with a faith-based service in Neu Chapel.

Rally – 10:30 a.m.
We will hold a rally in Meeks Family Fieldhouse, located inside Carson Center. The rally will recap the significance of a day on, not off, and include remarks from Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, president of UE; and Rob Shelby, PhD, vice president for talent & community and chief inclusion & equity officer.

Symbolic March – 11:15 a.m.
After the rally, UE invites everyone to complete the 54th Mile to Social Change together. The march will begin at Meeks Family Fieldhouse and along nearby streets before returning to campus at Ridgway University Center. Public Safety will have streets blocked off to safely complete the march, which should conclude by 11:45 a.m.

MLK Day of Service Luncheon and Lectureship – 12:00 p.m.
Held in Eykamp Hall on the second floor of Ridgway University Center, the MLK Day of Service Luncheon will be an opportunity for community members to join together in fellowship. The time will be filled with performances, student speakers, award presentations, and our featured keynote speaker.

Each year, the Martin Luther King Lectureship is made possible by the generous support of William G. and Rose M. Mays. The 2023 lectureship will feature keynote speaker Chris Emdin.

Chris Emdin is the Robert A. Naslund Endowed Chair in Curriculum Theory and Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. There, he also serves as Director of Youth Engagement and Community Partnerships at the USC Race and Equity Center. He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and he is the author of numerous award-winning works. He was recently named one of the 27 people bridging divides in the United States by TIME, and he has been named to Root 100’s list of most influential African Americans.

During the luncheon, the 2023 Mays Legacy Award and the 2023 Rising Star Service Award will also be presented.

Tickets and table sponsorships for the 2023 MLK Day of Service Luncheon can be purchased until Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Community Service Projects – 2:00 p.m.
Four community service projects will run concurrently in Carson Center. Participants will have the ability to participate in a project of their choosing upon arrival. All service projects will go towards benefiting the following local organizations: United Caring Shelter, Youth First, and House of Bread and Peace.

Local Leaders Panel Discussion – 3:30 p.m.
Held in Shanklin Theatre, this panel will bring together dynamic individuals from across Evansville to discuss their roles as changemakers and how we, as a community, can support the next generation in the continued pursuit of ‘a Liberated Other America’. This panel will be moderated by Dr. J.C. Campbell. Dr. Campbell is the senior pastor at Greater Hope Church and vice president and chief diversity officer at Oakland City University.

Panelists include:

Alex Burton
Courtney Johnson
Melissa Morehead-Moore
Arlinda Payne
DeAndre Wilson

Lead Forward Lecture – 4:30 p.m.
The 2023 MLK Day of Service will culminate in a final Lead Forward Lecture. This final discussion will amplify the messages and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and encourage all community members to ‘Lead Forward’ with what was learned throughout the day. This final Lead Forward Lecture will be provided by UE Men’s Basketball Coach David Ragland.

Reception – 5:30 p.m.
Participants are invited for a reception following the final lecture, hosted in the Toyota Lounge outside of Shanklin Theatre in Hyde Hall. The reception will include light refreshments.

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Electrical Utility Shutdown Notice for Multiple Buildings

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:
Tony Holt: Manager of Campus Maintenance, 812-488-2730,

Affected Dates and Times:
Monday, December 19 10:30 AM through
Tuesday, December 20, 5:00 PM

Affected Buildings:
Schroeder School of Business
Sampson Hall (Including Health Center)
Wheeler Concert Hall
Krannert Hall of Art and Music

Description of Work:
A contractor will connect new electrical panels for the Wheeler Concert Hall Renovation project.

Impact for Occupants:
-There will be no electrical utility power for the duration of the shutdown.
-The Health Center will continue to be operational.
-There may be areas within the building(s) that will not have heating or air conditioning.

Action(s) Required:
-As a precaution, turn off all computers and all other sensitive equipment prior to the electrical shutdown time.
-If needed or required, work with your supervisor to discuss alternative work locations during the outage period.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus
To report a facilities emergency, call (812) 488-2775

Submitted by Mike Averett

Info You Should Know

* Join the UE Orchestras

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble (No Audition Required!). 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 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
* 54 Miles to Social Change: Join Today!

During the Civil Rights March of 1965, activists gathered in Selma, Alabama, to complete a 54-mile trek to the state capital in Montgomery. In recognition of this historical event, UE invites everyone to participate in 54 Miles to Social Change, a virtual march that raises awareness for social injustice in the United States.

Sign up here!

54 Miles to Social Change is happening now through January 16, 2023. Participants can complete the first 53 miles by walking, running, biking, or even swimming. You may register individually or in teams, and participants can also purchase a T-shirt to celebrate the march. At 11:15 a.m. on the MLK Day of Service, we will complete the 54th mile together.

All proceeds will go directly towards Journey to Justice Scholarships for students expressing a financial need. To donate, visit UE Alumni Online.

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Spring Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Friday, January 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.

Submitted by Brian Conner


* Dr. Plisky Presents at MLB Winter Meetings

Dr. Plisky presented at MLB Winter Meetings for Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society this past week. This is an annual meeting of the Strength and Conditioning Specialists of all the Major League Baseball Teams and a place where innovation, creativity, and progression in the treatment of professional athletes are cultivated. Dr. Plisky's presentation was titled "Measurement, Gauges, and Perspective in Baseball," where he highlighted the need for reliable measurement and gauges on where the athlete is in their performance development and how the strength and conditioning coach is an integral piece in the athlete's progression.

Submitted by Bethany Huebner


* Aces open long homestand on Sunday against SEMO

With finals finished, the University of Evansville women's basketball team returns home to take on Southeast Missouri State at 1 PM on Sunday afternoon inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Evansville.

The upcoming four-game homestand for the Aces represents Evansville's longest homestand since the 2020-21 season and the reworked scheduling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning with Sunday's contest against SEMO, Evansville will close its non-conference slate on Wednesday, Dec. 22 against UT Martin before opening MVC action on Friday, Dec. 29 against SIU and Sunday, Dec. 31 against Missouri State.

Sunday will represent the 12th all-time meeting in the series history between the Aces and Redhawks with SEMO owning an 8-3 advantage in the all-time series, including the last four matchups. The two sides have met four times in the last six years with the Redhawks capturing the last meeting, 83-60, on Nov. 10, 2019 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

SEMO enters Sunday's contest with a 4-5 mark on the season, coming off a 63-55 win over Western Illinois on Dec. 7. The Redhawks are led by sophomore forward Kennedi Watkins, who tops the team scoring chart for SEMO, averaging 10.7 points per game.

As much as the fast-paced, high-scoring offense has been lauded for the Aces this season, Evansville has also excelled at protecting the rim. UE has relied on four rim protectors this season in senior Abby Feit, redshirt juniors Barbora Tomancova and Celine Dupont, and fifth-year guard A'Niah Griffin. The group has combined for 23 of Evansville's 28 blocks on the season and has helped UE to average four blocks per contest this year, the 77th-best average in the nation. Feit's team-high nine blocks this season gives her 114 in her career and puts her just 17 from moving into third in program history in the category.

Submitted by Athletics
* Feit tallies double-double as Aces top SEMO, 64-53

Knocking-down a season-best 29 free throws, the University of Evansville women's basketball team ended a long break from playing at home with a 64-53 win over Southeast Missouri State on Sunday afternoon inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Bouncing-back from a tough outing against Bellarmine, senior guard/forward Abby Feit poured-in a game-high 23 points, securing 12 rebounds to go along with it, earning her 27th career double-double in the process. Making a spot start on the day was senior forward Jossie Hudson, who finished just one point off of tying her career high with 13 points in 33 minutes of action. Also finishing in double-figures was freshman guard Kynidi Mason Striverson, who concluded her outing with 10 points and six boards in 21 minutes off the bench. For the Redhawks, Rahmena Henderson was the leading scorer, finishing with 12 points.

As has been true much of the season, Evansville has seen its success go hand-in-hand with its ability to get to the charity stripe. The Aces did just that on Sunday and saw the win follow, attempting 41 free throws and making 29. The 41 attempts at the stripe are the most by an Evansville team since at least the 2012-13 season. Attempting just 13 first-half free throws, UE's grip on the game was fueled by its 28 second-half attempts at the charity stripe.

After trailing by five in the opening moments of the first period, Evansville produced a key moment in the contest, going on a 7-0 run to take a 12-10 advantage, a lead the Aces would never relinquish.

Despite the impressive performance to get the offense going midway through the first quarter, it was the second frame that truly provided the win for Evansville. Leading 13-11 after a timid first period from both teams, the Aces outscored the Redhawks, 22-9, in the second half to earn a 15-point advantage at the halftime break.

SEMO was not without a few runs at Evansville lead in the second half, cutting to within single digits and as close as six in the final two minutes of the game. As has proven to be true in contests this season against EKU and Morehead State, the Aces have proven to be able to answer an opponent's run with a needed basket and did so down the stretch against SEMO, earning the 11-point victory.

Evansville is back in Meeks Family Fieldhouse to continue its season-long four-game homestand at 6 PM on Thursday evening for its annual Ugly Sweater Game against UT Martin.

Submitted by Athletics
* Faculty/Staff UE Men's Basketball Tickets Available for Advanced Pick-up

University of Evansville faculty and staff can pick-up UE Men’s Basketball tickets for games on Dec. 21st and Jan. 1st now by visiting the Carson Center Ticket Office. With the upcoming holidays, the UE Athletics Ticket Office will have limited hours (listed below) and are providing faculty and staff the opportunity to get their free tickets to upcoming games over winter break early.

UE Athletics Ticket Office Schedule:
• 12/20: Normal hours (8:30 AM – 5 PM)
• 12/21: Closed
• 12/22: Open 4PM-halftime of women’s game
• 12/23 – 12/28: Closed
• 12/29: Open 4PM-halftime of women’s game
• 12/30: Closed
• 12/31: Open 11AM-halftime of women’s game
• 1/1-1/2: Closed
• 1/3: Normal hours starting (8:30 AM-5 PM)

Submitted by Athletics

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