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Thursday, January 9, 2020

* Employee Excellence Nominations Now Being Accepted for February 2020

Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence!

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 to fellow employees

One award is presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff.  Nominations are due before the 15th of each month.  Nominations are now being accepted for the month of February!

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


Info You Should Know

* UE SAA Book Club: Join us!

All UE SAA Members are welcomed and encouraged to join the UE SAA Book Club! The UE SAA Book Club hosted 'The Harlaxton Heist' author, Linda E Minton in December. We kicked off the new year with a Book Gift Exchange in January. Our next gathering is Wednesday, February 19th, 12:00pm in the Phillips Alcove. Discussion: 'Something in the Water' by Catherine Steadman. Please contact Brooksie Smith for additional information.

people holding books

more people holding books

Brooksie Smith

* 2020 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Now Available

The UE Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2020 is now available on the My UE portal under the Office of Administrative Services – Pcard or Purchasing sites under Sales Tax tab for your convenience.

* Spring 2020 Purple Friday Patrol Sign Ups Now Available!

Purple Friday Patrol: Wear Purple—Get Prizes!

Be on the lookout for the Purple Friday Patrol every week and sign up here to pass out the purple praise!

On Fridays, we wear purple, and each week, the PFP will reward students to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday.

Purple Friday Patrol Teams are made up of members of the campus community including faculty, administrators, and other interested parties, usually from the same department or group.

PFP Teams can sign up for one or more Fridays per semester and the Office of University Relations will supply Purple Swag Packs to the designated PFP Team for the week. PFP Teams are invited to add a personal touch to the swag packs, if desired. (ex. departmental swag, promo for an upcoming event, etc.)

Purple Friday Patrol Teams: What’s my responsibility?
1. Sign up for at least one Friday per semester.
2. Visit the office of University Relations in Sampson Hall during the week of your assigned Friday to pick up your Purple Swag Packs
3. Pass out the purple praise. The distribution format is up to you. You can pass out swag packs to the first few purple people you see, or you can stagger the rewards throughout the day. If you’d prefer to reward online participants, you’re free to promote on official UE social media accounts.
4. Pics or it didn’t happen. Remember, we’re trying to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday, so be sure to snap a picture with your purple people! You can either share them online through an official UE social media account if you run one, or send them to to post on the main UE social media accounts.


* Summer Sessions Payment Plan

Payment plans for summer session courses including Early Summer, Harlaxton Summer, Summer I, and Summer II are available now. Contact the cashiers in the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted rm. 105G) to set-up a payment plan. Payments can be arranged from the point of set-up to the due date of the session. There is no fee for the payment plan.

Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Reading-Study Day, May 7, 2020 to determine if financial aid is available for their summer courses.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* Reminder for all new incoming fall 2019 students~ Second dose of Meningitis B DUE by JANUARY 31st 2020!!

REMINDER! If you were a new incoming student to UE this 2019 fall semester, you must have your Meningitis B series completed and submitted to your MedProctor account by January 31st 2020. If you are going home during Thanksgiving or winter break, schedule your second dose to complete your Meningitis B series that is part of the admission requirements. This is only required for new students who entered University of Evansville FALL 2019 who has submitted only one dose of Meningitis B to MedProctor. Please call the Student Health Center at 812-488-2033 for any questions/concerns.
Trumenba- 2 doses required at least 6 months apart
Bexsero- 2 doses required at least 1 month apart

Submitted by Tara Ulrich



* Strobel Awarded Grant

Heidi Strobel, Professor of Art History, has been awarded a Council of Independent Colleges Art History Faculty Development Grant. She will use half of the funds to take a group of art history and archaeology majors to research objects in the Ringling Museum of Art in the spring of 2020. The other half of the funds will be used for Strobel's research on textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845).

Heidi Strobel

* Two University of Evansville Civil Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana

The Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) has named Dalton Selvidge (BSCE ’21) and Holli Buretta (BSCE ’21) as 2019 APAI Scholars. The two Civil Engineering students were awarded with scholarships at the APAI Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Scholarship Awards Banquet on Dec. 12th, 2019 in Indianapolis.

Scholarships are awarded by the APAI Scholarship Committee to students studying construction management, civil engineering, and construction engineering and management at six nationally accredited Indiana universities, including University of Evansville. Students must complete an in-person interview with members of the Scholarship Committee to receive an award. The total amount of scholarships awarded in 2019 by the association totaled more than $52,000 to deserving scholars, in anticipation that many recipients will remain in Indiana and seek employment opportunities with APAI's member contractors.

award winners

Suresh Immanuel



* Henderson Scores Career Mark Against Bradley

Bradley scored the first nine points of the game and would never give up the lead, defeating the University of Evansville men’s basketball team by a final of 72-52 on Wednesday night at the Ford Center.

K.J. Riley led the Purple Aces (9-7, 0-3 MVC) with 12 points.  He was 8-for-10 from the free throw line 20 out of 24 attempts from the stripe over the last two games.  Freshman Marcus Henderson recorded a career-high nine points in the game.  He hit a pair of triples while eclipsing his previous scoring mark of six points, which he set on two occasions.  John Hall finished the night with nine points.

“I thought midway through the second half, our energy was where it was supposed to be.  We made a few mental mistakes early on and had some miscues,” UE interim coach Bennie Seltzer said.  “Bradley is too good of a team to spot 10 points early on.  We did that and had an uphill battle the rest of the way.  It all comes down to how hard we play and how well we defend.” 

Leading the Braves (11-5, 2-1 MVC) was Nate Kennell, who had team highs with 17 points and 10 boards.  Darrell Brown scored 16.

Bradley set the tone early on, scoring the first nine points of the game.  Evansville missed its first five attempts while turning it over once before Noah Frederking got UE on the board with a 3-pointer.  After the Braves pushed their lead to 16-5, the Aces got back on the board with a pair of Jawaun Newton free throws with Riley adding one of his own.

The lead for Bradley continued to hover around double figures before the final minute when they added the final five points of the half to go into the break leading 34-19.  Nate Kennell had 13 points in the half while no Evansville player had more than three points.

Over the opening minutes of the second period, the Braves added to the lead, going up by 25 points at 52-27.  Trailing 55-31 with 11 minutes remaining, the Aces did their best to come back.  UE recorded 11 points in a row while cutting the deficit to 12 points with six minutes left.

A Riley free throw got it started before Henderson drained a triple.  Riley added three more free throws before Sam Cunliffe finished it off with his second long ball of the night, making it a 55-42 game.  Evansville’s defense buckled down, keeping Bradley off the board for a span of six minutes while holding them to nine consecutive missed shots. 

After UE got within 13, the Braves regrouped and pushed their lead back to 20, finishing with the 72-52 win.

Bradley shot 41.4% for the game with Evansville finishing at 33.3%.  The Braves grabbed 48 rebounds on the night while limiting the Aces to 30.

Evansville will look to regain its edge on Saturday when it travels to Loyola for a 3 p.m. game.

* ACES Women's Basketball Home Games

Come out and support your Aces for their first home swing of conference games. The women's team takes on Loyola- Chicago on Friday at 6pm and Valparaiso on Sunday at 1pm. Both games are in Meeks Family Fieldhouse. Sunday is a white out so make sure to wear white!

Kaitlynn Pacholke


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