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Friday, September 28, 2012

* Give, Advocate, Volunteer, Live United!

UE’s United Way Campaign Is winding down – today is the last day of the official campaign! There is still time to participate in UE’s United Way Campaign. Please consider pledging your support and making our community a better place! Take a moment to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and also read the following testimonial of how the United Way has impacted the life of one of our faculty members.

If you turn in your United Way pledge form by 8:00 a.m., Monday, October 1, you will be eligible to win prizes: an iPad; a day of vacation (3); UE vs. USI basketball game tickets (4); Men’s basketball game tickets (2); Women’s basketball game tickets (2); theatre tickets (2); a fleece blanket from the bookstore; gift baskets from Red Poppy, Basket Kases and Barefoot Cottage; gift certificates from Sodexo, Jeannie’s Gelato; and No Fry Zone (2) for a sunless, full body session!

Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. You have the option to pay with cash, a check, credit card or through payroll deduction.
Help make an impact in our community and give to the United Way campaign! Partner Up!

“Since returning to Southern Indiana in 2003, I have been involved in a number of exceptional United Way and community initiatives. For example, the United Way is actively involved in many of the activities and services that are provided children here in the local community through the School-Community Council, a unique collaborative of over 70 local agencies, organizations, and community service providers. In addition to the SCC, I am also on the Board of Directors for the Early Childhood Development Coalition, another United Way supported collaboration that is helping families with very young children get ready for kindergarten. As a person who spends a great deal of time in local schools working with teachers, social workers, principals, parents, and children, I see the United Way of Southwestern Indiana as one of the unique strengths of this wonderful community.”

Chuck Watson
Chair, Department of Education

 

* Family Weekend 2012 Begins Today!

Family Weekend 2012 events begin today with “Family Weekend Headquarters” opening at 2:00 p.m.!  It is located near the information booth in Ridgway University Center, Lobby. UE parents and Parents Council members will be passing out registration packets, a cookie and some lemonade to families or students. Make sure your family and friends pick up their packets! They will be there until 7:30 p.m. tonight and again tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. 

To see a detailed schedule of events go to http://www.evansville.edu/parents/.   Click “Family Weekend” (on the left) and then “Schedule of Events.”   

Highlights: 
• Over 600 people and 225 families are expected on campus this weekend!
• All ACES athletic events on campus are free to UE Families with an ACES Athletics PASS.  One pass per person, per game has been included in the registration packets.
• The UE Bookstore will have a 15% off sale on all UE clothing and gift items during Family Weekend
• The UE Bookstore will have extended hours during the weekend.
• Families can attend a college class for free!  It’s called the “Parent Safety Net” and Tiffany Griffith, assistant professor, is teaching it at 4:30 p.m. today in Eykamp Hall, Room 253.
• Student Activities include: Musical Bingo, The Price is Right Fundraiser, Lambda Chi Alpha Pumpkin Bust, SAB Presents: Mentalist Christopher Carter, and the NSCS Induction Convocation.
• Department Activities include: Reception for Family of Nursing Students and the Reception for Family of Theatre Students
• Family Weekend Free Concert, Theatre Productions, and more…

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8633 x 2586.

 

* University of Evansville Claims MVC All-Academic Award

The University of Evansville has been recognized as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, which is given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.Cross country runner Shelby Cron commented on the honor on behalf of the student-athletes.  “This event really epitomizes all that we stand for as student-athletes.  Although we are student-athletes, we are students first,” Cron said.  “A lot of us know that we are going to graduate and we will not even try to become professional athletes.  However, some of us will and some of us will succeed.  We have proven that even as a small school, we can produce professional athletes.” 

“We are going to try to become doctors and try to become lawyers, and to be recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference as the best institution in the conference for academics is a bigger honor than any that we could receive in competition.”

“Even though we are a small school, this shows that we are doing really big things.  To be recognized lets people know that we are doing big things here and that we are making positive changes.  For everyone to be recognized for all the hard work they are putting in is truly an honor.”

Purple Aces’ student-athletes were honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast on Thursday morning.  Commissioner Doug Elgin and Patty Viverito, Senior Associate Commissioner of the MVC, were on hand at the ceremony to present the award.

"This is an extraordinary honor for the University of Evansville, our athletic department, but most importantly - the student-athletes,” UE Athletics Director John Stanley said. 
“We are proud of the work that each and every one of them do on a daily basis in the classroom and on the field.   This award proves what most of us have already known - that student-athletes at the University of Evansville are top notch people, students and athletes."

Evansville’s 13 MVC sports and 214 student-athletes combined to post a grade point average of 3.284 for the 2011-12 school year.  In the spring of 2012, an amazing 78.9% of UE’s student-athletes (169 out of 214) amassed a GPA of 3.0 or better while 45.3% (97/214) accumulated a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the spring semester.

“This award speaks well to Evansville; the faculty, the student-athletes and coaches.  It is a tremendous achievement when you consider the quality of our schools across the board,” MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin said.  “This was a tremendously uplifting event to see.  To see the faculty, student-athlete and staff turnout was great.  What an image it was to have all of those student-athletes up there on stage.  It is what we’re about in the Missouri Valley.”

“I am certainly proud of John Stanley, his staff and the entire university community for seeing this become a reality for Evansville,” Elgin continued.  “It says a lot about the quality of academic here and the quality of the student-athlete experience.  I could not be happier to be here at Evansville.”

Just as impressive was the fact that 9.8% of the Aces’ student-athletes had a perfect 4.0 GPA last spring.  UE also had an extraordinary number of players garner Dean’s List honors as 118 made the dean’s list at least once last season while 61 did so for both semesters.

Senior Associate Athletics Director Sarah Solinsky, who oversees academic and student services for student-athletes was also proud of the award. 

“We are extremely proud of our student-athletes and their ability to compete in the classroom in addition to their respective sports,” Solinsky said.  “This award is shared with our faculty, academic support services, and coaches who are all vital in the student-athlete experience at UE.”

Several Aces teams were honored throughout the year for their academic performance.  The women’s swimming team posted a combined GPA of 3.56, which tied for the fifth-highest at the Division I level while the men’s team (3.10) tied for 30th.   

With a 3.416 GPA, the UE men’s golf team earned its second-consecutive GCAA honor, which just 79 D-I teams received.  Seniors Michael Sainz and Griffin Wood were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for their performances on the course and in the classroom.

Baseball received three honors as three players were selected as members of the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.  Trentt Copeland, Jason Hockemeyer and James Kohler received the honor.

Another who received an individual honor was men’s basketball player Colt Ryan.  Ryan became the second UE player to be named as the MVC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2012.  Ryan had a 3.31 GPA while averaging 20.5 points per game in his junior campaign.

The UE volleyball team tallied a 3.618 GPA en route to AVCA team honors.  It marked the eighth time in the last nine seasons that the team received those honors.  As a freshman, Ashley Ring finished with a 3.971 GPA as an exercise science major.  In cross country, both the men’s and women’s teams earned the USTFCCCA All-Academic Award.  It is given to teams whose GPA is 3.0 or higher with five team members competing in their respective regional championships.  The women were 8th in the nation with a 3.65 while the men were 25th with a 3.41.

For the 17th-consecutive year, the Aces women’s tennis team garnered ITA honors.  To be eligible, teams must have a combined GPA of 3.20 or higher with all players on the roster contributing to that total.  On the individual side, five players were honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes.  To be named one, a player must be a sophomore in academic standing while being a varsity letterwinner and having a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Swimmer Colin Gray notched a perfect 4.0 in mathematics and was chosen as a member of the First Team Academic All-America Team.  As a side note, the men’s swimming GPA’s did not factor into the MVC award since they compete in a separate conference.

The MVC All-Academic Award is in its tenth year of existence and is awarded to the school whose student-athletes combine for the highest GPA.  The GPA totals include all student-athletes who compete, practice or receive athletic aid during the academic year.

 

What's Happening Today

* Intramural Flag Football & 3v3 Futsol Registration Open

Intramural Flag Football and 3v3 Futsol registration is now open at IMLeagues.com. Registration for both sports closes Tuesday, October 2 at 11:55 p.m.  The Flag Football season begins Monday, October 15 and the 3v3 Futsol tournament takes place Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11.  Register your team on IMLeagues.com.  If you have any questions, please contact Rob Latva at rl78@evansville.edu.

* Parents Weekend Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore will have a 15% off sale on all UE clothing and gift items during Parents Weekend.  The sale runs Friday through Sunday.  Items already discounted are excluded from this additional discount.  The Bookstore will be open on Friday from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will have brief hours on Sunday of Noon - 2 p.m.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Pumpkin Bust Is Saturday - Event T-Shirts on Sale Now!

Lambda Chi Alpha will be hosting their Pumpkin Bust philanthropy benefitting Evansville ARC this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at their chapter house. Admission to view the event is free. T-Shirts will be on sale for $15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Friday in Ridgway University Center. All proceeds go to Evansville ARC.

If you have questions or would like to make a donation please email Chris Jensen at cj84@evansville.edu

 

Upcoming Events

* University Worship Celebrates Family Weekend this Sunday

The Rev. Dr. Andy Kinsey '85 will be preaching this Sunday at University Worship as we celebrate Family Weekend in Neu Chapel, at 10:30 a.m. Andy is the senior pastor at Franklin Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, IN. Join us for some jazz and the classics as we give thanks and praise for life and our place in the world. All are welcome!

* Be Seen on TV!

Basketball season is fast approaching and ProRehab is once again planning a video for the Ford Center jumbotron. They are hoping to surpass the bar they set last year and make it primarily a celebration of UE with a touch of ProRehab in it. Part of this video will be filmed on campus on Saturday, September 29 at the UE sign by Lincoln Avenue. All students are welcome to be a part of this event! Filming will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last no more than 30 minutes.

 

* This Sunday's Catholic Mass at 9 AM

In celebration of Family Weekend, Mass in Neu Chapel this weekend will be held at 9:00 a.m., with Bishop Charles Thompson of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville presiding. Following Mass, there will be a coffee, doughnuts, and juice reception with the bishop at the Newman Center. All students and their families are welcome. There will be no 1:00 p.m. Mass. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201@evansville.edu with any questions.
 

* This Weekend in Music: Family Weekend and Jazz Series Concerts

As part of the University’s Annual Fall Family Weekend, the Department of Music’s principal ensembles will offer a concert in Neu Chapel this Saturday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m.  The program will feature the University Choir, the UE Wind Ensemble, and the UE Symphony Orchestra.  Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz, and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will lead the ensembles in a program that will include works by Mendelssohn, Berlioz, and Sir Malcolm Arnold.  Dr. St. John will also be leading the orchestra in a performance of one of his own works, Concert Overture No. 1, “Dominion.”  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Guest Artist Series kicks off its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, September 30, at 4:00 p.m. with a performance by the Jerry Tolson Quintet.  Tolson, a pianist, vocalist, saxophonist, and composer, is known nationally as an expert clinician and has presented clinics and workshops around the United States, in Canada, and in Europe.  He has been named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers and is an instructor at numerous summer jazz camps, including the prestigious Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops.  Tolson is joined in the quintet by bassist Tyrone Wheeler, drummer Dwight Dozier, trumpeter Ansyn Banks, and David Clark on alto saxophone.  The ensemble toured Europe in 2000 with performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, among others, and in December 2006, the quintet completed a performing tour in Barbados.  The quintet’s repertory features jazz standards, contemporary originals, and Latin-influenced selections, and as a part of their UE concert, they will perform a tribute to the famous Adderly Brothers Quintet, which was led by Cannonball Adderly.  The concert is cosponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society.  Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Evansville Jazz Society members, and $5.00 for students with I.D.  Tickets can be obtained in advance by contacting the UE Department of Music at 479-2754, or they may be purchased at the door.  For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy (el2@evansville.edu, ext. 2227).

* Popcorn for Sale in Ridgway Lobby!

Venturing Crew 365, UE’s student-run outdoor club, is selling popcorn in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday through Thursday, October 2 - 4. Tables will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Stop by and check out what we have in stock or place an order for something special! Funds go to help pay for the Venturing Crew’s trips and equipment. For more information about the Venturing Crew, e-mail venturing@evansville.edu or find us on Facebook at UE Venturing Crew 365.

* Jack Schriber Will Speak at Andiron Lecture on October 3

Jack Schriber will be the speaker at the University of Evansville Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, October 3, in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.  A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. Schriber’s topic will be “Communication:  It Seems So Easy, So Second Nature… Think Again!”

Schriber currently serves as supervisor of fine arts with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communications at the University of Southern Indiana. He is also active in the Evansville community, serving on a number of boards and committees. He has received several awards for his community involvement, including the Art Education Association of Indiana Outstanding Art Educator, the Mayor’s Art Award, the Leadership Evansville Distinguished Leader of the Year, and the Leadership Evansville Individual Achievement Award.

He earned his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from UE and holds a certificate in curriculum and development from Indiana University and a supervisor’s license from Indiana State University.  He has done course work at Cambridge University in England, at Columbia University in New York, and at the University of Southern Indiana.

Every day we communicate, at work, at home, and at play, and every day we are misunderstood, misinterpreted, and even seen as indifferent to and by others. This presentation will explore communication and will focus on the ideas of psychologists William Schutz and Abraham Maslow as they give us insights into the question “Why do we communicate?” Schriber will discuss the three basic models of interpersonal communication: linear, interactive, and transactional and will explain how each works and how to use them to strengthen interpersonal communication. His lecture will consider the principles of communication and how knowing and practicing them helps us to be better communicators. In closing, he will summarize the guidelines for interpersonal communication competence.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589

* Attention Faculty: Event Planned to Develop Social Responsibility through New Classes

Attention faculty: UE and USI are co-hosting an event intended to develop ideas for social responsibility that can be addressed through new courses. If you are interested in learning about some specific projects that can addressed through a new or existing course, please RSVP to csi@evansville.edu. The Listening to Communities convention will take place on Tuesday, October 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full attendance is requested. A continental Breakfast and a lunch will be provided.

For further questions contact Chris Mohn, Director of General Education or Geoff Edwards, Director of the Center for Student Engagement.
 

* Graduate School Events Planned for Wednesday, October 3

On Wednesday, October 3, the Center for Career Development is sponsoring two graduate school events - a Graduate School Fair and a Graduate School Forum!

The Graduate School Fair will be from 1-4 p.m. on the East Terrace (outside Ridgway University Center) Registered schools:
Ball State University
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Indiana University
Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
Logan College of Chiropractic
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Purdue University
St. Thomas University School of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law
University of Southern Indiana
Valparaiso University Law School

The Graduate School Forum will be from 6:30-8 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Faculty, alumni, and admissions representatives will discuss topics relating to graduate school admissions, programs, and more. Confirmed panelists are:
Dr. Thomas W. Atkinson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School - Purdue University
Luke Bickel, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Rev. Becky Eberhart, Asst. VP for Enrollment Management, - Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Ashley Henke ’07, University Fellow/Research Assistant, Pursuing Master’s in Applied Communication - IUPUI
Annie Shackelford ’11, Pursuing Master of Social Work, - USI
Dr. Margaret Stevenson, Assistant Professor of Psychology -  UE
Dr. Barbara Williams, Director and Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program - USI

The hour long Q&A will be followed by a reception where students can talk to panelists informally. All students welcome!
 

* Charlas en español – Tuesday, October 2nd

Next Tuesday, October 2 at 5 p.m. at Jazzman's, come practice informal conversation in Spanish with other UE students in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, please contact: Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at: dr130@evansville.edu

 

* Box City Planned for October 1 on Morton Hall/Neu Chapel Lawn

Box City is set for Monday, October 1 on the Morton Hall/Neu Chapel lawn! To participate, create a box shelter, bring a tent, or sleeping bag to Morton/ Neu Chapel lawn. You’ll be served food and drinks while you talk with members of aid organizations about their experiences with homelessness.  There will be a lot going on: activities, music, games and of course the Boxed-In Design Contest with a $100 cash prize.

Registration and building starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at10:30 p.m. The group will sleep out on the lawn from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (activities 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

To learn more about the Box City event, go to ueboxcity.com

 

* Electronics Recycle Day

Saturday, September 29, is the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District bi-annual electronics recycle day. This free event is for residents only (not businesses) and takes place between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Civic Center parking lot downtown.  Accepted items include computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cables, PC cards, televisions, consumer electronics, stereos, telephones, cell phones, answering machines etc.  Items not included would be large office copiers, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers. Check the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District web site for more details.

* Spanish Club Meeting on October 1!

Join Spanish Club for the first event of the semester: Spanish Music Night! We will meet Monday, October 1 at 7 in Hyde 14. Please e-mail the youtube link and lyrics to your favorite Spanish song to dr130@evansville.edu. Come prepared to sing and learn new music!

* Save the Date for Calvin Klein!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 24 to see Calvin Klein, the award-winning fashion icon and creator of one the world’s best known brands.   The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana Institute Speaker Series is pleased to sponsor Mr. Klein’s presentation “Lessons From the Runway to Success:  Leadership and Building a Global Brand” in both Indianapolis and Evansville.  Tickets are currently on sale for the Indianapolis luncheon event.  For more information, please visit www.globalindiana.com.   The Evansville lecture, slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Theatre, is free and open to the public.    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail globalindiana@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* Faculty - Do You Have Students Interested in Presenting at NCUR?

The 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2013) will be held April 11-13, at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse Wisconsin. Undergraduate students are invited to give formal presentations or displays of original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors in all academic areas. Each year the Undergraduate Research Committee provides travel expenses for a number of students attending the National Conference. Faculty - if you have a student interested in presenting at NCUR and would like funding from the Undergraduate Research Committee, please email one copy of an abstract to md7@evansville.edu by 5:00 p.m.  on October 26. The Undergraduate Research Committee will review abstracts and determine which submissions will receive funding. (The deadline for submission of abstracts to NCUR is December 4).

Presentations/Displays may take the following forms:
Oral presentations,
Poster presentations,
Performing/Visual arts (Music, Dance, Theater, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Other Applied Arts, Video and Film)

See the web site http://www.cur.org/ncur_2013/ for the format requirements of the abstract, a sample abstract and other details about the meeting.

* Printable Calendar Now Online

A printable version of the UE calendar is available on the new website. Visit http://www.evansville.edu/news/events.cfm and click the "Printable Calendar" link to stay update to date with events on campus! 

* What UEL Can Do 4U: PsycARTICLES

Searching for an article on patient response to psychotherapy by Dr. Mark Kopta?  Interested in reviewing an article by Dr. Maggie Stevenson dealing with jurors’ deliberations on a defendant’s history of abuse?  Both of these articles are available to you via PsycARTICLES.

PsycARTICLES is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.  This database covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology.

PsycARTICLES contains more than 158,000 articles from eighty journals published by the American Psychological Association as well as eight journals from allied organizations. It contains all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage spans from 1894 to the present.

Comments or questions to Kathy Bartelt, (kb4@evansville.edu), Collection Development Librarian.

* SAB Wants to Know - What Bands Would You Like to See at Sunset Concert?

SAB would like to know what bands you are interested in bringing for Sunset Concert. We will do our best to try to book bands that you, the students, are interested in seeing.
Go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGpBdndPRU5JYVRwcG93V1dQYWVhQ0E6MQ#gid=0
to give us your suggestions.

* Still Need a Textbook? Contact the Bookstore

The UE Bookstore will begin returning unsold copies of textbooks to publishers and wholesalers soon.  If you still need a textbook for one of your classes you are encouraged to purchase it in the Bookstore soon.  If for some reason you need a textbook but are unable to purchase it at this time please contact the textbook desk.  We will be happy to hold a copy for you for a later date.  The returns process begins with used books in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Libraries Announces Autumn Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for Autumn Recess. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or wflouden@evansville.edu .

Friday  October 5):         7:45 a.m.  –  5:00 p.m.
Saturday  (October 6):    CLOSED
Sunday  (October 7):       CLOSED
Monday  (October 8):      7:45 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
Tuesday  (October 9):       Resume Regular Hours

* Wanted: Gently Used Books for United Way Used Book Sale

Marked boxes have been placed around campus for collection of donated used books for the United Way Used Book Sale. Collection boxes may be found in the following locations:
• Human Resources and the President’s Office - Olmsted Hall 118 & 201
• Music Department – Krannert 133
• Multimedia Center - Graves Hall 243
• Biology Department Office – Koch 231
• Igleheart Building
• Theatre Department Office - Hyde Hall 106
• SOBA Lobby & Study Abroad - SB 260 & Lobby
• Library
• Career Services - University Center 234
• University Relations - Sampson Hall
• Athletics Office

Plan to attend the Used Book Sale on Oct. 17 and 18 in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center to find a variety of reading material.

* 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.
 

* Stop Smoking in October and be Eligible to Win $2,500

The annual Indiana statewide contest for smoking cessation, Quit Now,  is accepting registrants now until September 30.  The top three prizes are $2500,  $1500, and $1000.  Sign up at QuitNowIndiana.com.  This website offers resources to aid you including services from a smoking cessation specialist.  You have plenty of time to register and to make your plan to stop tobacco October 1 – 31. 

Congratulations

* UE's Student Writers of Indiana Program Receives Grant

The Department of Creative Writing's Student Writers of Indiana Program (SWIP) received an Indiana Arts Commission grant at a Vanderburgh Community Foundation presentation ceremony on Thursday, September 27. The check for $2,960.09 was presented to SWIP faculty advisors UE professors Margaret McMullan and Rob Griffith at the Alhambra Theatre in downtown Evansville.

With the support of the Ball Foundation Venture Fund, Student Writers of Indiana offers creative writing instruction and educational inspiration to an estimated 1,200 students in grades 6-12. SWIP also provides valuable experiential education and meaningful community outreach for University of Evansville creative writing students who aspire to serve as professionals in this field. Combined with a statewide competition, anthology distribution, and the sharing of program curriculum, UE's Department of Creative Writing SWIP program has a wide spread impact and generates renewed excitement for both creative writing and reading.
 

* Kristy Miller Chosen as One of 2012's 20 Under 40 Honorees by Evansville Business Journall

Chemistry Department Chair, Kristy Miller, was chosen as one of this year’s  20 Under 40 honorees by the Evansville Business Journal.  Each year the Evansville Business Journal honors twenty up-and-coming leaders who make a difference in our community. 
 

Athletics

* Men's Golf Travels to Cleveland State Invitational

The University of Evansville men’s golf team returns to the golf course next week as they travel to the Cleveland State Invitational, which will begin on Monday morning.Canterbury Golf Club will play host to the tournament, which gets underway with 36 holes on Monday beginning at 7:30 a.m.  CT.  On Tuesday, the teams will start at 8:00 a.m. and will play 18 holes on the final day of action. 

The Aces began the year two weeks ago at the John Piper Intercollegiate in Bowling Green, Ohio.  UE battled its way to a sixth place finish as freshman Alex Turner led the way.  Turner tied for fourth place with a 220, including rounds of 72 and 73 in his first day of collegiate action.

Parker Hensley came home in a tie for 15th place with a 226 while another freshman, Rick Voyvodic, tied for 23rd place.

This will mark the second of five fall tournaments for the Aces as they have a quick turnaround before playing at the John Dallio Memorial next Saturday and Sunday.  The event, which is hosted by DePaul University, will be held at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Chicago.

* Greater Louisville Classic Up Next for Cross Country

With the off weekend in the rearview mirror, the Purple Aces cross country teams will be back in action on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic.The event is one of the largest the Aces will be competing in this season as three races are set to take place.  The first men’s race is set for 8:30 a.m. CT while the second is at 9:45 and the third is at 11 a.m.  On the women’s side, the opening race will get underway at 9:15 a.m. with the second slated for 10:30 a.m. and the third an hour later.

E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park will play host to the event with the men running 8,000 meters and the women are set to run 5,000 meters.

Evansville was last in action two weeks ago at the Indiana Intercollegiate as the women took 7th out of 26 while the men placed 9th out of 27 squads.  Kelby Jenkins followed up her two opening wins with a 7th-place run out of 214 runners.  She paced UE with an 18:23.9.  Finishing behind her was Elizabeth Kingshott, who finished 28th with a 19:02.6 while Lauren Zeabart posted a 41st place finish.

Josh Genet was the top finisher for the men as his time of 25:28.8 took 18th place.  Cody Stein set a personal record with a time of 25:33.7 that was good enough for 20th place out of 220 participants.  Andrew Barrett was the third Ace to cross the stripe, finishing with a time of 26:56.0 to place 71st.

Saturday will mark the first of three-consecutive weekends of action for UE.  Following the trip to Louisville, the Aces head to Baxter, Tenn. for the Tennessee Tech Invitational on October 5 before coming back home on October 13 for the annual Evansville Invitational.

* Aces Tennis Back in Action Today

The University of Evansville women’s tennis team will take to the court for the second time this season as they travel to Austin Peay for a weekend tournament.In the season-opening event two weeks ago, the Purple Aces were led by sophomore Mina Milovic.  Milovic was a perfect 3-0 in singles play in the event at flight two.  She topped Jennifer Kim of EIU before beating Sasha Ruocco of Central Arkansas.  In the third and final singles match of the weekend for Milovic, she topped Haley Ilcewicz of SIUE.

Three other Aces went 2-1 in their singles debuts for the season as Gaby Fifer, Emily Richardson and Kelsey Costales each won two out of their three matches.  Fifer, who competed in flight three, fell to Eastern Illinois in the opening round before defeating Krizia Buck (UCA) and Sierra Halverson (SIUE). 

Richardson won matches in the fourth flight over Hannah Kimbrough (EIU) and McKenzie Thomas (SIUE).  Costales gained singles wins over EIU and UCA.

Fifer also saw her success translate into doubles play as she posted a solid 2-1 mark with partner Emily Richardson.  The duo fell to Kristen Laird and Ali Foster of EIU in the first round before winning consecutive matches.  They topped McKenzie Thomas and Haley Ilcewicz of SIUE and Sasha Ruocco and Anna Buyukyan from UCA in the second doubles flight.

Aside from UE, seven other squads will participate including: Austin Peay, SIUE, SEMO, UT Martin, Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Murray State.

 

* Volleyball Returns to Carson Center for Weekend Matches

Following its first Missouri Valley road trip of the season, the University of Evansville volleyball team returns to the Carson Center this weekend to square off against Drake and Creighton.The action is slated to begin on Friday at 7 p.m. versus Drake before Creighton comes to town on Saturday for a 5 p.m. match.

Evansville (5-11, 1-3 MVC) had a two-match winning streak halted last weekend in a pair of road losses at Wichita State and Missouri State.  Sophomore Ashley Ring remains atop the MVC in kills, averaging 3.82 per set.   Ring has stayed close to that pace in league play, averaging 3.64 per set in UE’s four league matches thus far.

Another Ace who has been strong since the start of the season has been junior Katie Klages.  The libero stands second in the league with 5.11 digs per set.  She is just behind Bailey Yeager of SIU’s total of 5.46.

Friday’s action will begin against MVC rival Drake.  The Bulldogs have struggled to a 1-12 mark overall while falling in all three conference matches thus far.   They picked up their first victory of their year on Sept. 21 in a road contest at Nebraska Omaha.

The Aces go from one extreme to the other this weekend as they welcome Creighton on Saturday.  The Bluejays are one of just two squads who are undefeated in the Valley.  Northern Iowa also enters the weekend with a 3-0 mark.  Creighton begins the weekend as the most efficient offensive team in the league as their hitting percentage of .257 sits just .01 ahead of Wichita State and Southern Illinois.

On Tuesday, UE will home once again, squaring off versus UT Martin at 6 p.m.
 

* Faculty, Staff and Emeriti - Receive 50 Percent Off Men's and Women's Basketball Season Tickets

All faculty, staff, and emeriti receive 50% off season tickets for both men’s and women’s basketball season tickets. With the discount, men’s season tickets range from $105-$462 per seat and Women’s tickets are $26 per seat.  Season tickets are available until October 10. In order to get your seats set up, please either come to the Carson Center Ticket Office or call 488-2237.
 

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