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Monday, September 17, 2012

* Preview and Comment Period for the New UE Website

The new University of Evansville website is up and running!

On Monday, September 24, the new UE site will go live to the public. However, until then, the Office of Digital Media is asking the campus community to preview the site, and to let us know if you see any issues. Specifically, we are looking for comments regarding:

  • Inaccurate or outdated information
  • Things that are difficult to find
  • Grammatical and typographical errors

During the preview and comment period, we will be doing two things. First, we will be taking your comments and making any needed changes to round out the rough edges that you find in the site. Second, we will be taking more photos around campus, and adding additional photography to the website. So if you look through a section and think, "Wow, that could really use more photos!" ... we're working on that!

So please, take a moment to look over the site at, and if you have comments, please send them to Director of Digital Media Joe Atkinson at Thank you!


What's Happening Today

* Constitution Day Forum Set for Monday, September 17

Do you have strong feelings about freedom of speech?  Join us for a forum entitled, "Is Freedom of Speech Under Attack?" in Schroeder 172 at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 17.  This event is open to all members of the University community and is part of our campus' observance of Constitution Day.  Don't expect any long presentations from professors about the Bill of Rights -- think of this as more of an "open mic" event for students to say what is on their minds.  

* This Week in Music: A Brass Recital and Music Therapy Events

This week’s Faculty Recital will feature the Department of Music’s brass faculty performing a quartet of twentieth-century American works for brass instruments.  Professor Timothy Zifer (trumpet, accompanied by Professor Anne Fiedler on piano), Assistant Professor Kenneth Steinsultz (euphonium), and Consortium Instructor Marc Zyla (French horn) will each perform solo works for their particular instruments.  The trio will then be joined by the remaining members of the Department’s Shepard Brass Quintet (Kevin Wilson on trumpet and Neil Parsons on bass trombone) for a performance of Anthony Plog’s 4 Sketches (1991).  The recital will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Music Therapy Program is pleased to welcome UE Music Therapy Alum Kerry Willis, MT-BC, and her colleague Jenny Branson, MT-BC, for a 3-hour continuing education course titled Medical Music Therapy: Creating a Sustainable Patient Centered Music Therapy Program in an Acute Care Hospital System.  The course will take place on September 22.  Willis and Branson will be sharing information on Norton Healthcare’s dynamic medical music therapy program, which reaches in-and out-patient service areas through five facilities.  The music therapy program is the first of its kind in the region and has earned regional and national recognition.

Dr. Kathy Murphy’s review of The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy, written by Diane Austin, DA, LCAT, was published in the most recent issue of Music Therapy Perspectives. Dr. Murphy is an assistant professor of music Therapy at the University of Evansville.


* Bridges Out of Poverty

Attend Bridges out of Poverty and step into the shoes of a person living in poverty. This event is planned for Monday, September 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Eyamp 251 in Ridgway University Center.  Be sure to attend this unique simulation!

* Tonight at the Newman Center: "Praying with the Scriptures"

2008 UE alumna Emily Herr will be the featured speaker tonight at the Newman Catholic Student Center, on the topic of praying with Scripture. Emily will focus on several ways to use Scripture in your prayer life, including the Liturgy of the Hours, lectio divina, and imaginative prayer. Dinner is served at 5:30, with discussion starting at 6:00. Everyone is welcome to come, for all or part of the evening. The Newman Center is located just across Lincoln Avenue from the Koch Center side of the front oval. Contact Mike Roesch at with any questions.


Upcoming Events

* Winter Guard to Meet Wednesday, September 19

The UE Winter Guard is having their first meeting on Wednesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. If you are planning on being in the Winter Guard or just want to know what it is all about, this meeting is of HIGH importance. We ask that if you have any interest you please come to the meeting. If you cannot make it, you can email Crystal Goodwin at The meeting will last approximately an hour. During the meeting we will discuss this years show, fees, and practice schedule. We hope to see you there!

* Mission Guatemala Founder and UE Alum to Speak at Humanities Night

Tom Heaton, 1982 UE graduate and founder of Mission Guatemala, will be one of five panelists participating in the Religion section of Humanities Night on Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center.  All UE students are invited to attend - even those who are not religion majors, but simply want to learn how to make a difference in the world.

Since 2000, Heaton has had a strong connection with the country of Guatemala and has worked to make a difference in the lives of the Guatemalan people. For several years, he helped the working poor of Guatemala through the sales of fair trade crafts through a nonprofit he formed called Mayan Traditions.  Profits from the sales of the crafts were returned to Guatemala to help orphanages and children’s related ministries.  In the fall of 2008, Bishop Michael Coyner appointed Tom to do work with the poor of Guatemala.

In the spring of 2009, Heaton formed Mission Guatemala, a United Methodist related ministry that operates a clinic and a preschool feeding program in San Andrés Semetabaj, Guatemala.  Mission Guatemala is currently trying to discern new projects it can start in the San Andrés area to help improve the quality of life for the indigenous people of Guatemala.  Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere ranking fourth in the world for child malnutrition.

Prior to being called into ordained ministry, Heaton served as an advertising officer for a local bank.  He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

For more information please contact Tamara Gieselman,, or James Ware,



* Law School Event Planned for Tuesday, September 18

Rachel Edwards, a representative of Ohio Northern University, will be on campus on Tuesday, September 18 to speak with prospective law students about the opportunities at ONU Law. The meeting will be in Eykamp 253 from noon to 3 p.m. with an information table set up there from 1:30-3 p.m. There will be free pizza and drinks from 12:15-1:15 p.m. It is recommended to R.S.V.P. through UE Joblink at

* Seeger Is Guest Speaker for Communication Scholars Lecture Series

The Department of Communication will host a guest speaker as part of their Communication Scholars Lecture Series. Dr. Matthew Seeger, a UE communication graduate, will speak on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 253/254/255, Ridgway University Center. Dr. Seeger’s lecture is titled “The Consequences of Crisis: From Ruin to Renewal.”

His speech will focus on how local events such as the Ohio River flood of 1937 and Purple Aces plane crash of 1977 have changed Evansville and the residents who experienced them.

Dr. Seeger is currently the Dean of the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts at Wayne State University. His research includes crisis and risk communication, health promotion, crisis response and agency coordination, the role of the media, and post-crisis renewal. He has worked with the Centers for Disease Control, the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, and the International Crisis Communication Group. He has authored or co-authored seven books on crisis communication and has had articles published in numerous journals.

His lecture is free and open to the public.


* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon Series Begins Sept. 20

Bring your lunch and enjoy a free performance by Douglas Reed, university organist and professor emeritus of music, as part of the Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon series.  

The series begins at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, September 20 in Neu Chapel, with "The Genius of Bach." The amazing J.S. Bach, known in his lifetime and ever since as one of the greatest composers of all time, left a rich heritage of over 1,000 works, many of which were written for the organ.  Dr. Reed will perform a selection of Bach’s most famous organ pieces including the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

Also performing will be Mai ishihara, current UE organ student from Nagasaki, Japan, and Matthew Baugh, 1989 graduate of the University of Evansville and winner of the prestigious Gumberts Award, who earned his masters degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. 

The Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon series continues on Thursday, October 18 with "A Louis Vierne Tribute" (featuring selections from 24 Pièces en Style Libre and 24 Pièces de fantaisie) and Thursday, November 15 with "Special Birthdays" (featuring music from John Bull, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, John Staney, and John Cage). 

* Roller Derby Tickets!

The Center for Student Engagement has discounted Roller Derby tickets for students. Tickets are for the Sept. 22 match at 7:30 p.m. at the Coliseum in downtown Evansville. Tickets are $5 with a student ID with no limit on the number of tickets. Stop in the Center for Student Engagement to get your ticket.

Several UE alumns are on Demolition City, Evansville's flat track roller derby team, which will be playing a team from Sioux Falls, SD during the event. Demoliton City has been together since January 2007, traveling around the Midwest. This is Demolition City's last home bout of the season, and they would love for  UE college students to attend!

* Muslim Students Association Call Out Meeting

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) Call-Out Meeting on September 19, from 8-9 p.m. at in Room 273 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

The Muslim Students Association at UE consists of a group of students dedicated to preserving and educating the general public about their Islamic heritage along with providing necessary services to the Muslim students of UE. We would also like to promote awareness of issues related to Islam and Muslims across the world.

Further Goals:
• To take appropriate steps for establishing unity among Muslims and non-Muslims
• To conduct social, cultural, religious, and educational activities in relation to Islam
• To promote friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims
• To present Islam to non-Muslims so as to help them understand its message and teachings

If you are interested in joining the MSA or have questions, email Kareem El-Khodary at


Info You Should Know

* UE PRIDE Looking for Coming Out Stories

UE PRI.DE is looking for coming out stories for the 2012 Coming Out Panel on October 1. If you are interested in being a part of this panel, please email your stories concerning LGBT issues to

* News from the Registar's Office

The Registrar's Office would like to remind you of some important upcoming deadlines:

• September 28 - Last day to add all internships.

• October 25 - Attention: December Graduates! Commencement Central, Ridgway University Center, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize 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 towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the October 2012 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

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



* Aces Men to Open at John Piper Intercollegiate

With a young, enthusiastic squad in hand, University of Evansville golf coach Jim Hamilton and the Purple Aces will open up their fall season on Monday as they travel to the John Piper Intercollegiate, which is being held in Bowling Green, Ohio.The event, which is being hosted by Bowling Green State University, will feature nine other schools aside from UE include: Ashland, Bowling Green, Cleveland State, Mount Union, Oakland, Valparaiso, Wisconsin Green Bay, Wright State and Youngstown State.

Stoneridge Golf Club in Bowling Green will host the event.  It is a par 72 course that is 7,064 yards long. 

Evansville will put a young team on the course this season that will feature five freshmen including: Juan Acosta, Wililam Knights, David Schroeder, Alexander Turner and Richard Voyvodic.

With the departure of seniors Andrew Luo, Michael Sainz and Griffin Wood, several players will be depended upon to fill the void.  The top two returning players for UE will be juniors Parker Hensley and Quinn Vilneff.

Vilneff averaged 75.93 strokes per round last season and registered a pair of sub-70 rounds.  His season low of 67 came at the SIUE Intercollegiate last season while his top finish was eighth at the Dayton Invitational.  Hensley was just behind with an average of 76.15.

* Cross Country Wraps Up Indiana Intercollegiate

Josh Genet and Kelby Jenkins led their respective squads as the University of Evansville cross country teams competed in Friday’s Indiana Intercollegiate in Terre Haute.Jenkins, who won her first two races entering Friday’s meet, was UE’s top finisher, placing ninth with an 18:23.90.  Elizabeth Kingshott was 28th with a 19:02.60 and was followed by Lauren Zeabart’s time of 19:19.00, good for 41st.

The women came in seventh place overall as Indiana University took top honors.  The Hoosiers swept the top two spots as Kelsey Duerksen won with a 17:51.20 ahead of Caitlin Engel.

On the men’s side, it was Genet who led the Aces with an 18th-place run with a 25:28.80.  Cody Stein came in just five seconds behind Genet in 20th spot.  Andrew Barrett was the third Evansville runner to cross the line, coming in 71st with a 26:56.00.

Indiana took top team honors, finishing with 49 points.  They topped Butler, who tallied 70 and Indiana State, who notched a 79.  The Sycamores had the top two finishers as John Mascari (24:42.40) and Al Escalera (24:54.00) finished No. 1 and 2.

Next up for the Aces will be the Greater Louisville Classic, which is slated to take place at 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 29.

* Volleyball Rallies for 3-2 Win Over Indiana State

Ashley Ring and Hannah Wilson were at it again on Saturday as they tallied 19 and 14 kills, respectively, to lead the University of Evansville volleyball team to a 3-2 victory over Indiana State at the Carson Center.In what was a huge win by the Aces (4-9, 1-1 MVC), they came back from a 2-1 deficit to win the final two games and earn their first MVC win.  Ring had 19 kills on the night to go along with 13 digs while Wilson registered 14 kills and 12 digs. 

Shea Doran led all players with 26 kills for Indiana State (2-10, 0-2 MVC) as Loni Mackinson had 51 assists to lead all players.

The first two sets were tales of two different teams.  Indiana State dominated the opening frame to earn a 25-18 win before Evansville fought back in dominant fashion to earn an identical 25-18 win in set number two.

Shea Doran notched six kills in the first stanza to give ISU the early edge.  Her play helped the Sycamores open up a 10-7 edge early on before extending the lead to five points at 16-11.  Ashley Ring, who notched six kills in the first set, helped UE score three in a row before the Sycamores responded with three straight of their own to hold a 19-14 lead. 

Indiana State overcame another 3-0 UE run to grab a 25-18 win as Cassandra Willis finished off the set with a kill of her own giving ISU a 1-0 lead.

Evansville found its groove in the next game as Hannah Wilson had five kills to lead the Aces to a 25-18 win of their own.  Freshman Stephanie Cerino had a pair of kills early on as the Aces scored the first three points.  UE kept the pedal to the floor as stretched that edge to 13-4 thanks in part to three ISU errors.

With UE up 23-13, the Sycamores made a mini-run as they scored five of the next six points, but Cerino tallied the winning point to even up the match.

The Sycamores seemed to take control of things in the third set as they swung their way to a 25-13 win as they combined to tally 14 kills while limiting UE to eight.  Evansville scored the opening two points before ISU scraped with four-straight to take their first lead.  Up 6-5, Indiana State kicked it into high gear as they finished the set on a 19-8 run to take a 2-1 edge on the night.

In a back-and-forth match, Evansville bounced back in a big way in set number four as Ashley Ring hammered home seven kills in a 25-20 win.  The only lead the Sycamores would enjoy was at 2-1 as Evansville scored five out of six points to take a 6-3 edge.

A 4-0 spurt by UE later gave them a 13-7 edge which would hold strong at 19-14.  Indiana State fought back, closing to within a point at 20-19 before UE finished on a 5-1 stretch thanks to four late kills by Ring.

Evansville put the finishing touches on the night in the final frame, scoring the first three points before cruising to a 15-7 win.  Ring had four kills while Meaghan Holmes came up big with three kills in the set.

Next week begins with a trip to SIUE Edwardsville on Tuesday before the Aces play their first two conference road games at Wichita State on Friday and at Missouri State on Saturday.

* Women's Soccer Ties Xavier

Freshman Kayla Smith scored an early second-half goal for the University of Evansville women’s soccer team, but visiting Xavier scored one of its own in the final 10 minutes of regulation, as the two sides played to 1-1 tie Saturday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Evansville (1-6-2) took a season-high 25 shots in its final non-conference tilt of the season and the Musketeers (5-4-1)  fired 13 of their own.  Both teams also combined for 22 shots on goal and UE goalkeeper Simone Busby ended the afternoon with a career-high eight saves. 

The Purple Aces and Musketeers each fired a handful of shots in the opening 45 minutes, as Xavier held a 6-5 advantage at the break and forced Busby to make five first-half saves.

Evansville put a pair of shots on goal, but Xavier’s Katie Markesbery was equal to the task, turning away both chances.  The Musketeers also held a 4-2 corner kick advantage at the end of a scoreless first half. 

Smith nearly netted a goal in the opening moments of the second half, forcing Markesbury to make a diving save.  Just minutes later, Smith found the back of the net for the second time this season to give UE a 1-0 lead.  After the Xavier defense failed to clear a cross, Smith was able direct a header from inside the far post from six yards out.

Evansville continued its offensive barrage into the second half, taking 12 shots over the final 45 minutes of regulation, but Xavier would mount its own offensive attack and find the equalizer in the 82nd minute.

Mariah Whitaker knotted the score at 1-1, after receiving a free kick service from Brooke Eberly and heading it over the outstretched arms of Busby.  The Aces were able to get off five shots in the waning moments of half, but were unable to put one past XU keeper Katie Markesbury, who turned away 12 UE attempts.

Evansville controlled much of the game in both overtime periods, outshooting the Musketeers 7-1, but Marksebury and the Xavier defense held its ground to preserve the tie.

Smith led UE with nine shots offensively, while Abby Springer and Tatiana Pagan tallied four apiece.  The trio combined for 10 of Evansville’s 13 shots on goal. 

The Purple Aces will have an eight-day break before their next match, as they will open Missouri Valley Conference play next Sunday at Arad McCutchan Stadium against reigning MVC regular-season and State Farm MVC Tournament champion Illinois State.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

* Milovic Strong Again as Tennis Finishes at SIUE

Sophomore Mina Milovic improved to 3-0 in singles action on Sunday as the University of Evansville women’s tennis team wrapped up the SIUE Fall Invitational.After going 2-0 in flight two singles on Saturday, Milovic topped Haley Ilcewicz of SIUE, 6-1, 6-4.  She beat Jennifer Kim (EIU) and Sasha Ruocco (Central Arkansas) in Saturday’s action.

Milovic led a strong singles outing for UE as the top four flights came out victorious.  At flight one, it was fellow sophomore Natasha James who grabbed the win over Kali Donner (7-5, 6-2) while Gaby Fifer took the win in the third flight.  Fifer defeated Sierra Halverson, 6-2, 6-2.  Fifer went 2-1 on the weekend with her lone loss being a three-set heartbreaker to Kristen Laird of EIU.

In the fourth slot, Emily Richardson made it a 2-1 weekend as she topped McKenzie Thomas by identical 6-3 finals.  Freshman Rachel Gillespie was downed by Lindsey Raymond (6-2, 6-3) in the sixth flight.

The sophomore duo of Fifer and Richardson were victorious in doubles action as UE faced off against Central Arkansas in doubles.  They topped Sasha Ruocco and Anna Buyukyan by a 9-7 score in flight two.

Flight three saw Milovic and Gillespie fall by an 8-3 final versus Stephanie Gonzalez and Bianca Strukelj.

Evansville will have a weekend off before returning to action from Sept. 28-30 at Austin Peay. 

* Men's Soccer Suffers First Defeat

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end Saturday night at Hermann Stadium in St. Louis, as the Purple Aces fell 4-1 to the host Billikens.

With the score knotted 1-1 after an evenly played first half, the St. Louis (4-2-0) offense erupted for three goals over the final 45 minutes and scored two of its four goals via penalty kick.  SLU outshot the Aces (4-1-0) 8-3 in the second half and the Billiken defense held UE without shot on goal in the same span.

The Billikens controlled the action on the early going, earning a corner kick in the first four minutes and taking an early 1-0 lead in the sixth minute.  Alex Sweetin finished a chance at the top of the box, after a cross and a tip from Joe Roeckle and Robbie Kristo.

The Purple Aces evened the score in the 35th minute on a goal by Brandon Causey.  Causey recorded his first goal of the year by heading in a cross from Faik Hajderovic on a free kick service.  The assist was Hajderovic’s team-leading fourth of the season.

St. Louis regained the lead early into the second half, taking a 2-1 lead when Sweetin notched his second goal of the contest, finishing a penalty kick chance in the 52nd minute.  The Billikens tacked on another goal in the 64th minute to open up a two-goal cushion, as Adnan Gabeljic netted his third goal of the year off an assist by Nick Maglasang.

Roeckle got on the score sheet for the second time on the evening, when he converted on SLU’s second penalty kick of the match in the 73rd minute.  The tally was Roeckle’s second of the year and made the final score 4-1 in favor of the Billikens.

Hajderovic led Evansville offensively with four shots, while Causey, Nate Opperman and Nick Schroeder combined for the other three.  UE goalkeeper Eric Teppen made six saves in the loss and fell to 4-1-0 on the year.

The Purple Aces will look to rebound Wednesday, Sept. 19, when they travel to Indianapolis for a non-conference tilt with Butler.  Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.


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