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Wednesday, December 21, 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.


* 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.   

* Attention UE Cardholders

The December Pcard Cycle which began on November 22 will end on December 21.  Due to the holidays, December Pcard Statements should  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 after December 31 and before January 5.  Printed December Cycle Statements along with transaction receipts should be submitted in a Pcard Envelope and routed to your Supervisor for signature.  Note: Cardholders will not be able to reconcile 2011 December Cycle transactions as of January 5.




* 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.



* Evansville Grabs 77-75 Road Win At Miami

Senior Denver Holmes scored a team-high 15 points as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team overcame a double-digit second-half deficit to take a 77-75 victory on Tuesday night at Millett Hall.

The Aces (5-5) used an 18-5 run in the second half to overcome a deficit of 11 points to grab their first road win of the season.  Julian Mavunga and Brian Sullivan led Miami (3-6) with 18 points apiece.

After getting off to a pair of slow starts in the last two contests, going down 7-0 to North Carolina A&T and 10-0 to Tennessee Tech, the Aces notched the first four points of the game as Ryan Sawvell opened up the scoring.  Miami took its first lead less than four minutes as Brian Sullivan knocked down a three to give the RedHawks a 7-6 advantage.  After missing its first two shots of the game, MU made six-consecutive buckets en route to a 14-8 advantage.

Miami continued to lead throughout the remainder of the half, taking its largest lead of nine points into halftime (35-26).  Miami shot 59.1% for the half, including an 8-11 performance on two-point buckets.  For UE, Sawvell made four of his five shots attempts in the period, eclipsing his career high in only ten minutes. 

Drew McGehee hit a runner in the opening minutes of the second half to give the RedHawks their first double-digit lead of the contest at 37-26.  Evansville clawed its way back into the game.  Colt Ryan hit his first bucket of the game and Denver Holmes hit an and-one on the next trip down the floor to bring UE within five, 39-34, with 18 minutes remaining.

Two minutes later, Ned Cox brought the Aces within a possession after hitting a trey and on the next possession, Holmes connected on a pair of free throws to tie the game up at 44.  Later, Jordan Nelson made it 2-2 from three-point range to give UE a 47-46 lead, its first edge since early in the game.

Cox kept what would turn into an 18-5 run going with his second three before Rokas Cesnulevicius capped it off with a layup to make it a 52-46 advantage in favor of the Aces with 12 minutes left in the contest.  Julian Mavunga ended the run with a pair of free throws. 

Mavunga and the RedHawks turned those free throws into an 8-0 stretch that saw them go back on top, 54-52.  Mavunga was responsible for five of those points.  Evansville utilized an 8-2 run of its own to retake a four-point edge as Kenneth Harris tallied a pair of field goals.  Miami quickly responded as Jon Harris knocked down MU’s eighth three-pointer of the contest to get back within one.

Evansville would reestablish its six-point edge with under four minutes remaining as Cox’s 12th point gave UE a 69-63 lead, but a relentless MU squad fired right back as Josh Sewell hit his third trey to make it a one-possession game.  After a pair of missed shots by UE, Mavunga struck again, hitting a game-tying three with 2:04 remaining.

The back-and-forth action continued as Colt Ryan put the team on his back, recording the next four points to put UE back up by four in the final minute.  Miami would get within two on three occasions, but the Aces hit all four free throws in the final minute to escape with the win.

Cox finished the game with 14 points while Harris had 12.  Ryan and Sawvell notched ten points apiece.  It marked the first double-digit outing of his freshman career.  The Aces shot 76.2% (16-of-21) in the second half, which helped greatly in the comeback effort.  For the game, Evansville shot 59.1%, its best outing since shooting 66.7% last season against Oakland City. 

The Aces will have a nine-day layoff before returning to action at the Ford Center on December 29.  Southern Illinois comes to town to commence Missouri Valley Conference play.

* Tipton, Wells Sweep Weekly MVC Honors

After helping the Purple Aces to a first place finish at the Delta State Christmas Invitational last weekend, University of Evansville’s Michelle Tipton and Sadie Wells have been tabbed as this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office today.

Tipton, a freshman from O’Fallon, Mo., picks up her first Valley accolade after notching one of her best performances of the season, turning out seven first place finishes on the weekend. She was a perfect four-for-four in her individual meets, touching in with personal best times in all four of her freestyle races and breaking UE’s school records  in both the 500- and 1650-freestyle in the process. She also anchored two first place relay teams as well as swimming the third leg of the Aces’ first place 400-free relay team. With her final times this weekend, she now holds the top MVC time in the 100-, 200-, and 500-freestyle.

Wells, a junior diver from Monument, Colo., was named Diver of the Week for the second time this season after sweeping the diving events for the Aces this weekend. The 2011 Co-Diver of the Year posted a NCAA Zone qualifying score of 296.60 on the 3-meter, just 0.6 points away from her personal best and school record, to secure her third consecutive trip to the Zone C competition.

Weekend Results:
Michelle Tipton, Evansville, Fr., O'Fallon, Mo.

100-Freestyle- 51.09, 1st of 16

200-Freestyle- 1:50.78; 1st of 16

500-Freestyle -4:56.40; 1st of 15

1650-Freestyle- 17:05.71; 1st of 8

200-Medley Relay (Anchor) – 1:47.40; 1st of 7 400-Freestyle Relay (3rd leg) -3:34.66, 1st of 7 800-Freestyle Relay (Anchor)- 7:48.31; 1st of 6

Sadie Wells, Evansville, Jr., Monument, Colo.

1-meter- 251.70, 1st of 4

3-meter- 296.60, 1st of 4


* 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!

* 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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