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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Upcoming Events

* 100's of Handcrafted Pottery Items at the UE Holiday Ceramics Sale

100’s of Handcrafted Pottery Items at the UE Holiday Ceramics Sale
Noon to 6pm—Tuesday & Wednesday Dec. 13&14

In UE’s Sculpture Studio of the Melvin Peterson Gallery Annex,
on the corner of Weinbach and Lincoln.

Parking available behind the building

Faculty Artists include:
Kyle Darnell
Todd Matteson
Eric Renschler
Cris Hochwender

Submitted by Cris Hochwender
* SAA Meeting, Decorating Contest, & Reception

SAA will be having an end of year meeting and Holiday Reception at 2:00pm on Friday, December 16th.

The meeting will last about a half an hour, followed by a reception and recognition of the Holiday Decorating Contest participants and winners.

For more info regarding the decorating contest, please see below.

It's not too late to decorate!

The UESAA social committee is hosting a decorating contest for all employee areas across campus for the upcoming holiday season.

Dates to decorate: November 28 – December 8

Photos will be posted to UE Positively Purple on December 9th. Late submissions will still be considered.

Join us for a 30 minute holiday reception following the SAA Meeting on December 16th, in Eykamp, for voting and to announce the winners.

Decorate your office, department, cubicle, etc and then submit a picture to for a chance to win lunch for your team. The winners will be announced at the December 16th reception.

The SAA Social Committee encourages you to take a holiday stroll around campus and enjoy all the wonderful decorations!

Submitted by Rebecca Oates
* 45th Anniversary Services for the Dec. 13 Plane Crash

The University of Evansville will hold two services on Tuesday, December 13, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the 1977 plane crash that tragically took 29 lives. The campus community and public are invited to partake in these services to honor the victims.

Daytime Service
Noon / Memorial Plaza
This service will include bagpipes by Tad Dickel, PhD; an invocation and message from Rev. Andy Payton, university chaplain; and the reading of the names and ringing of the peace bell for each victim. Afterwards, there will be a reception with hot drinks and refreshments in the Class of 1959 Gallery. Basketball game footage from the 1977 team, which has never been shown before, will also be on display.
Livestream: UE Alumni Association's Facebook page

Evening Service
7:00 p.m. / Neu Chapel
Rob Shelby, PhD, vice president for talent and community and chief inclusion and equity officer, will officiate the evening service. There will be special messages from Rev. Cindy Bumb '81, Mike Blake, and Curt Begle '99. At 7:22 p.m. - the same time that the plane crashed - a moment of silence will be observed.
Livestream: UE Music Conservatory's YouTube account

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Elf: The Musical at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis

Thursday, December 22, 2022
Pre-show Dinner Reception is 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. CT
Performance 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. CT (including intermission)

The Fabulous Fox Theatre
527 North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

On Thursday, December 22, we will be meeting at the Fabulous Fox Theatre to take in a really fun show together: ELF The Musical! We will also have an exclusive pre-show reception in the theatre’s Marquee Room, with dinner, drinks, and dessert, where we can connect as Aces and chat before the performance. Tickets are $100, which will cover the performance, as well as dinner at the reception.

The holidays are a time for joining together and celebrating with one another, so we are inviting ALL members of the Aces family to this special event -- That means UE staff, UE alumni, current UE students, and even local high school students who have been accepted to the university! Friends and family are welcome to join, as well.

Our seats are located on the Orchestra Level - Section 2 - Rows EE, FF, GG. Once your tickets are reserved, we will print out hard copies and distribute them at the pre-show reception.

Please note there are a limited number of tickets available, so don’t miss your chance to register!

For tickets, go to

Submitted by Jaime Wilder

Info You Should Know

* File the 2023-24 FAFSA by April 15 at

File the 2023-24 FAFSA by April 15 at

Continuing students should file the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University need-based financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA code is 001795.

Filing by April 15 is essential for Indiana residents to receive state aid, and highly recommended for all.

Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Student Financial Services (Olmsted Administration Hall, Room 105) at 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Ace CARE Van Needs Volunteers

Ace CARE is a student-run organization that provides free physical therapy services to the uninsured and underinsured people of the Evansville community. This wonderful program allows students from the physical therapy, physician assistant, athletic training, and health science undergraduate degrees to get hands-on practice with patients while also providing health care to individuals who would not receive it otherwise!

Ace CARE has the amazing ability to provide a vulnerable community with transportation to and from their sessions on campus through the use of a van. There are even one to two physical therapy students riding along throughout the routes to help safely transfer patients into and out of the van. Currently, there is a need for more volunteers to donate their time, and help drive the van on Tuesday nights from 4 - 7:30pm. If you are interested or have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Schwartzkopf-Phifer at

Come be a part of an organization that truly is changing lives and making the Evansville community a better place!

Submitted by Megan Fulhorst
* Construction Notice for Ridgway Center

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

Affected Dates:
Thursday, December 15, 2022 through
Friday, January 6, 2023

Description of Work:
A contractor will repair pipe and walls in the main restrooms on the first and second floors.

Impact for Occupants:
- Main restrooms will be unavailable for use during the entire shutdown period.
- There will be intermittent noise, dust, vibrations, and non-toxic odors associated with this project.

Action(s) Required:
- Please use caution near construction crews, equipment, and activity.
- Please follow posted signage and do not enter barricaded areas.
- Please use small restrooms on the second floor of Ridgway near the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; or find restrooms in adjacent buildings.

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

Submitted by Mike Averett
* 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


* Men's basketball unveils early signees

University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach David Ragland has announced the signing of three student-athletes to join the Purple Aces program for the 2023-24 season.  UE’s class includes Michael Day, Braylon Jackson and Tanner Cuff.

Michael Day – Center – 6-11 – Middleton, Idaho
Michael Day joins the Purple Aces from Albuquerque Basketball Club Prep School where he is set to graduate in 2023.  The 6-for-11 center is a native of Middleton, Idaho where he previously played at Middleton High School.  Last season at Middleton, he averaged 8.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while swatting an average of 2.9 blocks.

Coach Ragland on Michael Day:
“We are excited about the addition of Michael Day and his family. Michael is a versatile big man who can run the floor, block shots, pass the ball and make perimeter shots. Michael comes from winning culture and has recently won a state championship.  We are restoring a championship program here at UE and it helps having championship people from winning programs.”

Braylon Jackson – Guard – 6-5 – Tampa, Fla.
Coming to the University of Evansville from Tampa, Florida is Braylon Jackson.  Standing at 6-foot-5, Jackson played for Oldsmar Christian Academy where he is an Honor Student.  In his first season at Oldsmar in the winter of 2021-22, Jackson had a stellar season that culminated in him being recognized as a 2nd Team All-SIAA player.  Jackson has had an equally impressive start to his senior campaign as he opened the season with 23 points and six rebounds.  He led all scorers with 20 points in the 2022 Florida GetDown Holiday Basketball Showcase in Orlando.

Coach Ragland on Braylon Jackson:
“We are happy to add Braylon Jackson and his family to our UE family. Braylon is an explosive and proven 3 level scorer. He can dribble, pass and shoot. Braylon makes 3’s at a consistent rate, scores off the bounce both mid-range and above the rim. Although Braylon is wired to score, he is also an active defender especially on the ball.”

Tanner Cuff – Guard – 6-6 – American Fork, Utah
Currently a member of the Salt Lake Community College men’s basketball team, Tanner Cuff is set to move east to Evansville starting with his junior season.  As a freshman with the Bruins, Cuff averaged 5.2 points and 3.4 rebounds while adding 72 assists and 54 steals.  Cuff scored 21 points in a game versus Utah Peaks Prep and had his top total of 12 rebounds at Utah State Eastern.  Four games into the current season, Cuff has dished out 18 assists in just four games.

Coach Ragland on Tanner Cuff:
“We are excited to add Tanner, Jessica and their families to our basketball family here at UE. College basketball has turned into a culture of getting old and staying old. Tanner has served a 2-year LDS mission and spent 2 seasons at Salt Lake Community College. Tanner is a proven winner and leader. The best teams are player-led teams and Tanner is not afraid to hear his own voice, which is the most important variable to being an effective leader.”

“Not only is Tanner a leader but he has won everywhere he’s been. He has won state championships, played for an NJCAA championship and won in life by marrying his wife Jessica.”

Submitted by Athletics

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