University of Evansville


Monday, December 18, 2023

* Payroll Timecard Reminders


Enjoy winter break, but please don’t forget your timecards!

For the pay period 12/3 – 12/16/23:

  • Staff and students please submit timecards no later than Saturday, December 16th
  • Supervisors are reminded to approve timecards before noon on Monday, December 18th, and to please ensure that staff and students have submitted timecards.
  • Late time submissions may delay your pay due to the short week.

For the pay period of 12/17 – 12/30/23:

  • We only have 3 regular days next week for this pay period. Please complete your timecard and submit it before you leave (or complete it remotely if you forget.)
  • Supervisors please make sure that your staff has completed their time entry.
  • By the time we return to campus, there will not be access to enter time or approve for this period. Late time submission may delay your pay due to the short week.

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

Submitted by Dawn Bury
* 2023 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 holiday schedule will be observed:

Winter Holiday Break

Closed Thursday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 2

Offices reopen on Wednesday, January 3

Submitted by Noah Alatza

Info You Should Know

* Spring Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Friday, January 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.

Submitted by Brian Conner


* Congratulations to ESG Certificate and Badge Recipients

Rania Mousa, Professor of Accounting, would like to congratulate her students for successfully completing the requirements of the Fundamentals of ESG Certificate (Environmental protection, Social inclusion, and Governance).

The certificate is offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is composed of five individual interactive modules. It offers an opportunity to assess the responsibility of businesses for key ESG issues, recognize the business case for implementing sustainable practices, and understand the current sustainability reporting frameworks and reporting requirements.

The following students have completed their certification and earned their digital badges while enrolled in Intermediate Accounting I course in Fall 2023:

  • Alley Angermeier
  • Ethan Brawley
  • Peyton Heaston
  • Ashton Lambert
  • Roderick Locke
  • David Martin
  • John McCully
  • Samer Nassif
  • America Perez
  • Luke Sergesketter
  • Landon Stoll
  • Grant Tichenor
  • Matthew Worthington
  • Ethan Ziegler
Submitted by Dr. Rania Mousa
* Dr. Plisky leads an ACL Summit and presents with Dr. Matsel on "ACL Hot Topics: Knee Extension ROM and Open-Chain Strengthing"

Dr. Phil Plisky, Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Residency Programs and Dr. Kyle Matsel Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Program Director for PhD in Health Professions Education presented a virtual live continuing education course titled, "ACL Hot Topics: Knee Extension ROM and Open-Chain Strengthening" for physical therapists and athletic trainers via Medbridge learning platform. Additionally, Dr. Plisky organized and hosted a 6 hour summit with professional leaders from around the world including Dr. Clare Ardern, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and UE DPT Alumni, Dr. Robert Butler, Director of Performance for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Drs. Plisky and Matsel have over 40 years of combined experience in the field and have produced many scholarly works on these topics which has helped numerous patients. We are proud of their contributions to the professions of physical therapy and athletic training and how they represent the University of Evansville.

Submitted by Bethany Huebner


* Aces women's basketball earns first home win against Lindenwood

A second chance layup and two free throws sealed the win for the University of Evansville women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon.

With coaches donned in festive apparel for the holiday season, the Aces beat the Lindenwood Lions 70-68 on Saturday. It was UE’s first home win of the 2023-24 season after three close attempts over the past month. Four players scored in double-figures while freshman forward Maggie Hartwig had her third double-double of the year.

“I’m really really proud of our resiliency,” said Head Coach Robyn Scherr-Wells following the win. “I wish we would stop digging ourselves such a big hole. But we’ve shown that we have the ability to get back in the game, so we don’t quit. Finally, we came out on the winning side of one of those close games. I’m proud of our girls and I’m proud of our fourth-quarter play to get the win,”.

Evansville started Saturday’s contest with a bang as guard Alana Striverson sunk a wide-open three for the early lead. The Lions matched the three seconds later, establishing the back-and-forth pace of the first quarter. A seven-point run midway through the first put UE down by six. But guard Madlena Gerke started to heat up, getting the offense going to only trail by four when the quarter ended.

The Aces retook the lead in the second quarter on a guard Julia Palomo’s first three of the day. But with 5:07 left in the first half, Evansville hit a cold shooting streak. UE didn’t make a basket for the next five minutes for a 12-point hole. A last-second layup from guard Kynidi Mason Striverson broke the Aces scoreless run to make it a 10-point game going into the second half.

It was another hot start to the second half for Evansville with five points in the first minute of play. The teams traded shots after the first 60 seconds as UE got back within five thanks to a three from guard Lexie Sinclair and free throws from Hartwig and Gerke. But the Aces' shooting woes returned as Lindenwood broke out on a 10-point run for another double-digit deficit. With just under two minutes in the third Evansville trailed by 18 for its largest hole of the game. UE headed into the final frame with 16 points to make up in 10 minutes.

Momentum swung back in the Aces favor in the fourth quarter as Gerke hit a three to start a seven-point run. The Lions cut into the run with an attempt at the line but it didn’t slow down Evansville’s pace with two back-to-back field goals. Midway through the quarter layups were traded but a trey from Hartwig with five minutes on the clock began a 12-2 run.

Center Barbora Tomancova got the game within one for UE with an and-one opportunity at the line. While she missed the free throw, Hartwig fought two Lindenwood players for the offensive rebound to make the second chance layup to take the lead. The Lions tied the game back up with a free throw, but an identical opportunity came for Palomo with two seconds left. Palomo hit both shots from the charity stripe with ease, giving the Aces the 70-68 win.

Hartwig, Mason Striverson, Gerke, and Tomancova all had double-digit performances for Evansville on Saturday. Hartwig also led the team on defense with 12 rebounds and a steal. Tomancova was UE’s block leader with two while Gerke added her fifth of the season. The Aces also benefited from 17 assists and more second-chance points down the stretch.

It will be a quick turnaround for Evansville as they head up to Bloomington on Monday, Dec. 18. UE will face the no. 15 team in the nation in the Hoosiers on Monday night. Tip-off from Assembly Hall is set for 6 p.m. with the game to be broadcast on Big Ten+.

Submitted by Athletics
* Aces grind out 70-61 road victory over Bellarmine

In a game that featured 11 lead changes, Chuck Bailey III converted a 4-point play to put the University of Evansville men’s basketball team in front for good, leading to a 70-61 win over Bellarmine inside Freedom Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Bailey was one of four players to finish in double figures, recording 12 points.  Yacine Toumi had a team-high 14 points while Ben Humrichous added 12 and Kenny Strawbridge Jr. completed the game with 10.  Antonio Thomas put forth an efficient all-around performance with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.  Humrichous had a team-high 9 caroms.  Leading the way for Bellarmine was Langdon Hatton.  He recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds.

“This was a big road win for us.  To be down double digits in the first half and rally to take a lead at the break was huge,” UE head coach David Ragland exclaimed.  “This is one of those games that really builds your culture.  We had contributions from so many guys and it helps their confidence.”

It was Toumi providing the offense in the early moments.  After the Knights posted the first basket of the day, Toumi connected on his first three attempts to give UE a 6-2 lead.  Bellarmine began the game hitting one of their first nine attempts.

Following the tough start, BU countered with 11 in a row to take 13-6 edge.  The Aces uncharacteristically had five turnovers in the opening eight minutes and the Knights took full advantage, turning those into nine points.  With 8:08 remaining in the opening stanza, Bellarmine opened its largest advantage at 24-13.

Evansville got back to business over the final segment of the half, outscoring Bellarmine by a 16-4 margin to hold the lead heading into the break.  Chuck Bailey III took it coast-to-coast as UE registered four in a row.  Bailey converted once again, hitting a 3-pointer at the 3:21 mark to make it a 1-possession game at 26-23.  The Knights pushed the lead to 28-23, but the Aces would score the final six of the half to take a 29-28 advantage.  Joshua Hughes took a feed from Kenny Strawbridge Jr. for the final basket of the half.

An exciting second half saw the squads swap the lead in the opening minutes before Bellarmine went up 46-40 at the 13:39 mark.  Tanner Cuff had a 3-point play and Bailey would hit his second triple of the afternoon to tie the game at 48-48 as the game entered the final 10 minutes.  Bellarmine posted the next four points while the Aces came back to go up 57-55 inside of the 7-minute mark thanks to an excellent move by Tanner Cuff.

With 3:47 remaining and the game knotted at 59-59, it was Bailey with the game-changing play.  The freshman was fouled on a 3-point make and the 4-point play gave UE the lead for good.  With just over a minute remaining, a putback by Toumi proved to be the dagger as it pushed the lead to 68-61.  Evansville would go on to win the game by a 70-61 final.

UE shot 47.4% in the road triumph while holding the Knights to 34.3%.  The Aces wrapped up the game with a 39-38 edge on the boards.

Next up in a busy stretch is a home game on Monday against UT Martin.  Tip is set for 7 p.m. inside the Ford Center.

Submitted by Athletics

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