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Monday, January 5, 2015

* Sue Edwards Named January IMPACT Employee of Month

Sue EdwardsSue Edwards, associate director of admission operations, has been named the January 2015 IMPACT Employee of the Month. Now in her 25th year at UE, Sue is known as a great mentor and valuable resource to those in her department and across campus. Sue demonstrates her positive attitude and commitment to the recruitment process on a daily basis.  Congratulations, Sue!


* Professor Emeritus Earl M. Tapley Has Died

University of Evansville professor emeritus Earl M. Tapley, psychologist and educator, died December 23. He was 101. He is survived by his son, Dwight, (Barbara Martin), a physician in South Bend, Indiana, daughters Sharon Goodson of Haymarket, Virginia (Roger Goodson), and Annette Pace of Evansville, Indiana, 11 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Ruby, his son-in-law Elbert Pace, and four brothers and three sisters.

Born in Georgia, the son of a tenant farmer, Tapley graduated from Vanderbilt University, received his Master of Arts degree at Peabody-Vanderbilt with studies in the Vanderbilt Divinity School, and earned his the University of Chicago. He was an ordained Methodist minister having served churches in the South and Midwest before becoming a college professor and administrator.

Tapley was dean, vice president, and interim president of Lee University, and assistant to the president in public relations and head of psychology and the Testing and Counseling Center at the University of Chattanooga. He then accepted a position at the University of Evansville, where he was professor, director of research, dean of the School of Education, and dean of the graduate School. He served as consultant and accreditation examiner of colleges for a national and the regional accreditation associations. Though he retired in 1979, he remained on at UE for seven years as director of International Studies and Travel.

He and Ruby established a UE scholarship for ministerial students in 1986. Recently, because of the Tapleys’ generosity to the University, the school’s Multimedia Center was renamed The Earl M. and Ruby J. Tapley Education Resource and Multimedia Center.

Tapley was a world traveler, having traveled extensively on every continent except Antarctica, visiting more than a hundred countries.

He moved to Dunedin, Florida in 1986.

His funeral was Friday, January 2 at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, Florida.


Info You Should Know

* Using BKLOAN on Bookstore website

For those students wishing to put their Spring textbook charges on the BKLOAN program and charge to their student account using the Bookstore website please do the following. In the checkout comment field please indicate "Please charge to my student account -BKLOAN". You will still need to provide a credit card but no charge will be put on your credit card. When you pick up your order at the Bookstore you'll need to sign the BKLOAN form before you receive your books. You can NOT use the BKLOAN program to ship books. ONLY for orders picked up in the store. 

* Libraries Announces Winter Intersession Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Winter Session. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions.

Winter Intersession Hours

* January 5-9: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
* January 10-11: CLOSED



* Baby Announcement

Cara Wood, assistant director for Student Engagement, and husband Scott welcomed a baby boy, Cooper Scott Wood on December 28. Cooper weighed 6lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 inches long at birth. Mom and baby are doing well. 



* Egidijus Mockevicius Named MVC Player of the Week

For the first time in his career, Egidijus Mockevicius was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in a pair of victories for the Purple Aces over the last week.

Mockevicius put together two of the top games of his career to lead the University of Evansville to a pair of victories over Ohio University and Alabama State. He began the week with 16 points and 10 rebounds versus the Bobcats. In 32 minutes, Mockevicius went to the free throw line 9 times, connecting on eight of those attempts. He also blocked three shots.

In Sunday’s win over preseason SWAC favorite Alabama State, he had the best game of his career. A 9/13 performance from the field and a 7-8 effort from the charity stripe gave him a career-high 25 points. He led everyone with 12 rebounds and 2 more blocked shots. For the week, he averaged 20.05 points while shooting 59.1% (13/22) from the floor. He was the top free throw shooter on the game, making 15 out of 17 attempts while blocking a total of five shots.

Evansville will have six days until its next home contest as the Aces host Coppin State on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 1:05 p.m. For tickets, call 812-488-ACES or purchase at the Carson Center Ticket Office or at the Ford Center.


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