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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

* Tobacco Task Force Seeks Your Input

The Tobacco Task Force has been charged with assessing the University of Evansville’s tobacco policies and with making recommendations about possible modifications of that policy.  As part of its work, the task force is seeking input from representatives of all constituencies on campus.

There are four ways for you to communicate to the task force. They hope to hear from you in person, but use the method that is most convenient for you.

1. Public forums –  Hyde 126
Thursday, October 4                         6:00–7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16      10:45–11:45 a.m.

2. Listening posts (drop-in sessions) – Graves Hall 311

Thursday, October 4                             1:30–3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10         10:00–11:30 a.m.

3. Email comments –

Deadline:  Tuesday, October 16

4. Survey – to be distributed electronically and hard copy on October 10
Survey open:  October 10- October 16

Thank you for contributing to this important campus conversation.

Tobacco Task Force members: Tom Benson, Judith Caldwell, Mark Cirino, Larry Horn, Hannah Hudson, Mark Logel, Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, Phil Plisky, Brock Reneer, Paul Starcher, Valerie Stein, Michael Tessier, Karolina Toth, Linda White, Lynn Penland (chair).


* Think Outside the Lunch Box

UE’s faculty speaker series kicks off its third season this Thursday, October 4 at 12:00N at Old National Bank’s main branch in downtown Evansville. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, assistant professor and director of UE’s Public Health Program will present, The Flu and You: What to Know and How to Prepare.

In 2009, when the H1N1 pandemic swept across the globe, the event dominated news headlines, and public health authorities urged Americans to get vaccinated against the virus. While the flu receives much less attention in a typical year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to one in five Americans contract the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized for flu-related complications.

Patel-Dovlatabadi’s presentation is timely with flu season fast approaching. She will present basic preparations for the flu and will discuss her research that finds that antibiotics are often misprescribed for the treatment of influenza, which contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance — a serious public health concern.

The UE community is encouraged to attend this public event. Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the bank lobby.


* Thank You to Everyone Who Partnered Up and Gave to UE's United Way Campaign!

UE’s United Way Campaign has officially ended, BUT if you have not had time to pledge your support, there is still time to do so. Please read the information in your packet, fill out the pledge form, and return it to the Office of Human Resources. You have the option to pay with cash, a check, credit card or through payroll deduction (which starts January 1, 2013). By giving to the United Way campaign, your support helps make an impact in our community!

Prize Winners in the United Way drawing include:
iPad – Paula Heldt
Vacation Day – Laurie King
Vacation Day – Keith Kutzler
Vacation Day – John Stanley
Sodexho – two free lunches – Lisa Toelle
Sodexho – two free lunches – Dr. Khan
UE Men’s Basketball Game Tickets (2) – Jeff Chestnut
UE Men’s Basketball Game Tickets (2) – Angela Reshad
UE vs. USI Men’s Basketball Game Tickets (2) – Terri Ames
UE vs. USI Men’s Basketball Game Tickets (2) – Jackie Cooper-Galey
UE Women’s Basketball Game Tickets (2) – Amy Hall
UE Women’s Basketball Game Tickets (2) – Mary Kessler
Season tickets to UE Theatre (2) – Mike Smith
Barefoot Cottage Gift Bag – Mary Ellen Wiley
The Red Poppy Gift Bag – Anna Jessen
Basket Kases Gift Bag – Jessica Zellers
UE Fleece Blanket from the UE Bookstore – Margaret McMullan
Gift Certificate to Jeanne’s Gelato & More – Judy Aldridge
Gift Certificate to No Fry Zone (2 sessions) – Linda Wulf

Congratulations and thanks to all who Partnered Up!

* Jan Gunn Receives October Employee Excellence Award

The October 2012 Employee Excellence award has been presented to Jan Gunn, Student Loan Specialist in the Office of Financial Aid.

Since Jan came to work at UE in March 1973, she has devoted her time to helping students and their families with the student loan process.  Jan is known as an expert in the financial aid industry. She has been required to keep up with countless versions and evolutions of both federal and private loans over her tenure here. She spends many hours assisting both students and parents on the phone and through email, helping them with their questions and problems. She also will regularly call a lender or federal loan servicer and assist with straightening out an error or complex situation. Jan meets personally with all graduating students who leave UE to provide "exit counseling" on their Perkins and Nursing Loans and advises students of special opportunities to have their loans deferred or cancelled.

She is a true professional who has represented UE so well over her career.  Her enthusiasm is never wavering and she always gives her all. As one of the most seasoned employees at UE, her love for the University and sense of pride always shine through.  Jan is a key element to the overall success of the Office of Financial Aid.

Jan plans to retire at the end of October 2012.


What's Happening Today

* Donate Used Books to UE's United Way Book Sale!

Donations of used books – NO TEXTBOOKS PLEASE – are still being accepted for the United Way book sale in 2 weeks.  Donation boxes can be found around campus at 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

If you have a lot of books to donate, call or email me. 

Book sale hours are Oct17 from 10 am-2 pm and Oct 18 from 10 am-1 pm.  Hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are 50¢. Hope to see you there!

* CNS Meeting Today

There will be a CNS meeting this Tuesday in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 6 p.m. We will be composing the bylaws for UE's National Neuroscience Honor Fraternity. If you wish to participate or learn more about the organization, please attend the meeting!

* This Week in Music: A Bicentennial Celebration!

The Department of Music will begin its 2012-13 1st Tuesday Series with a program in honor of Evansville’s Bicentennial.  The concert will be presented Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel.

  In recognition of its long history of significant contributions to the city’s cultural life, the program features works composed specifically for the University of Evansville’s Department of Music.  The concert will open with Jubilate Deo by Ronald Kauffmann for choir, brass quintet, and percussion.  Dr. Kauffmann, an alumnus of UE, was commissioned by the Friends of UE Music to compose a work in honor of Shirley Shepherd.

The Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Zifer, will perform Bells of November.  The composer, Josh Stallings, is a senior Theatre Design and Technology major with associated studies in Music The work was presented at the 2011 Elmhurst Jazz Festival where it received an Honorable Mention Award.  The highlight of the concert will be the University Orchestra’s world premiere of Brian St. John’s Dominion Overture.  Written specifically for this event, the piece describes aspects of the settlement of Evansville, musically depicting clearing of land, construction of domiciles, and an emerging community arising next to the Ohio River. 

The program will conclude with the University Wind Ensemble’s performance of John Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances, directed by Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz.  The version for wind ensemble was premiered in 1973 by the University of Evansville Wind Ensemble under the direction of Robert Bailey.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* Intramural Flag Football & 3v3 Futsol Registration Open

Intramural Flag Football and 3v3 Futsol registration is now open at 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  If you have any questions, please contact Rob Latva at

* Popcorn for Sale in Ridgway Lobby TODAY!

Venturing Crew 365, UE’s student-run outdoor club, is selling popcorn in Ridgway University Center TODAY 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 forsomething special! Funds go to help pay for the Venturing Crew’s trips and equipment. For more information about the Venturing Crew, e-mail or find us on Facebook at UE Venturing Crew 365.


Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

A TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, October 17 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Conversation Cafe on Thursday

Have you ever wondered what the big deal about Jesus is? Or why a loving God would allow so much suffering in the world? Come join Intervarsity Christian Fellowship as we discuss these and other questions you may have in an open question forum! We will be hosting Conversation Cafe this Thursday, October 4, in the Morton/Brentano Pit at 4:00 p.m. and in the Powell Lobby at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome regardless of your religious background

* Lecture on Graphic/Visual and Interaction Design

The Department of Art is pleased to host UE graduate Melissa Martin who will be giving a lecture on "The Intersection Between Graphic/Visual and Interaction Design" on Friday, October 5, at 10:00 a.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design in 2003. She has gone on to graduate with a Master of Fine Arts in Design from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Melissa is currently working as a Senior Interaction Designer for Method in San Francisco, CA and has taught undergraduate and graduate design courses at the California College of the Arts. The community is welcome to attend.

* Crescent's October Issue to be Passed Out on Thursday

Crescent Magazine will be passing out the October issue on Thursday, October 4 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Just listen for the music outside Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, in Memorial Plaza, and outside Café Court! Find out more about Crescent Magazine and read previous issues online on the Facebook page at


* APA Style Writing Workshop at 6 PM Wednesday

If you're working on a research paper but struggling with APA style, come to the Student Writing Workshop in the Writing Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. In only 30 to 45 minutes, Writing Center Mentor Camille Burger will guide you through handling of sources and other APA specifications--and answer other APA questions you bring with you. You'll find the Writing Center in Room 253 of Clifford Memorial Library (entrance facing Koch Center).

* FREE Transportation to Tour the Indiana War Memorial Museum & Soldiers and Sailors Monument

The UE campus community and alumni are invited to Downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, October 13 for a private tour led by UE alum and Executive Director for the Indiana War Memorial, Stewart Goodwin, Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret).  UE professor Dr. James MacLeod, WWI scholar, will also accompany the group to Downtown Indianapolis.  Transportation is FREE provided via chartered bus.   Space is limited to 47, so act fast.   Reserve your space by Friday, Oct.  5th. The trip is sponsored by the Honors Program and UE VETS student veterans organization (worth .5 Honors Points*).

Trip Details:
Departure:          Saturday, October 13, 7:00 a.m., Walnut Street in front of Ridgway University Center
Return:                Saturday, October 13, around 9:00 p.m.
Cost:                    Practically FREE!
• Deposit $20.00 for the bus – it will be returned if you go on the trip!
(cash or check payable to Honors Program)
• $2.00 if you want to ride the elevator to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument
• $5.00 for an admission donation to the Indiana War Memorial Museum
• Plan to buy lunch or bring your own.

*Must tour the IWM museum to receive Honors points.

1. Bring your $20.00 bus deposit to Lesa Hofferth in the Physics Department, KC 238 by Friday, Oct. 5
(before 1:00 p.m. if possible).  Deposit returned once on the bus. Limited space, first-come-first-served.
2. Sign a trip waiver (See Lesa)

About the Indiana War Memorial Museum:
Gen. Goodwin will be our tour guide and provide interesting stories about museum acquisitions.  This magnificent building has three main floors. The main floor houses the names of all Hoosiers who participated in WW I and all Hoosiers killed or missing in action from WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. Among the interesting items on display is the commission plate of the battleship USS Indiana, numerous military firearms, a Korean War era helicopter, a Navy Terrier missile that can be armed with an atomic nuclear war head, and hundreds of other artifacts, photos and docs.

About the Soldiers and Sailors Monument:
Recognized as one of the world's outstanding monuments, the structure has come to symbolize both the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. There are a number of art works either built into the Monument, or placed throughout the grounds. The Soldiers & Sailors Monument also features a Gift Shop and Observation Level. From the Observation Level, visitors have a 360 degree view of the city skyline from 275 feet up.

* 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

* Linguapalooza Set for October 4

The Department of Foreign Languages will be having its eighth annual Linguapalooza on Thursday, October 4.  Area high school students have been invited to campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. The last session will be an initiation to an additional foreign language:  Chinese, French, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Wolof.  Students will also take a tour of campus in their studied language.  Eleven area high schools are participating this year with a total of 108 students.  The schools are:  Tecumseh, Bosse, Castle, Mater Dei, Jasper, Mt. Vernon, Harrison, North, Loogootee, Boonville, and Evansville Day.

* 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 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!


Info You Should Know

* Applications Now Available for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 at Harlaxton College

Applications and course information packets are now available at the Study Abroad Office, SB 261, for the Fall 2013 semester and Spring 2014 semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville.

A limited number of spots are also available for next semester, Spring 2013.

Information on the Five-Week Summer Session at Harlaxton will be available in the second half of October. 

Questions?  Please visit the Study Abroad Office.

* Bookstore Closed Saturday, October 6 for Fall Break

The UE Bookstore will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 6 during Fall Break.  The Bookstore will be open at its regular hours on Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Bookstore will also have regular store hours on October 8 and 9, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* I Heart UE Calendars

Do you have your I heart UE calendar? The nine-month, full color calendar is loaded with University affiliated events including athletics, greek life, theatre, career development, speaker series events, movie nights, university worship, student organizations, and much more. This calendar also highlights a bucket list of suggested things to do while at UE.  Don’t miss your chance to get one of these great calendars.  Supplies are limited so pick up your calendar today at the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is located in the Igelheart Building, which is on the corner of Rotherwood and Lincoln behind the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

* Fitness Center Fall Break Hours

Fitness Center Fall Break  hours will be

Friday October 5 – 6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday October 6  - Closed
Sunday October 7 – Closed
Monday October 8 – 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. (No Fitness Classes)
Tuesday October 9 – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (No Fitness Classes)



* Pi Gamma Mu Inductees

Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in the Social Sciences, initiated 15 members into the Indiana Alpha Chapter on September 30th.  Founded in 1924, Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest honor society in the social sciences.  The Indiana Alpha Chapter at UE was chartered in 1929, and was the first in the state of Indiana. 

Our newest class of inductees are:
Morgan Brown
Samantha Cook
Colleen Dedalis
Randall Hemmings II
Emily Jamieson
Sarah Malik
Anna Maurer-Batjer
William McClure
Lauren Oates
Vanessa Parker
Morgan Reeve
Elizabeth Reis
Julia Rigby
Jillian Smith
Stephanie Underhill



* Turner And Vilneff Lead UE In Day One

Alex Turner and Quinn Vilneff led the University of Evansville men’s golf team in day one of the Cleveland State Invitational at Canterbury Golf Club.Both players carded a 149 and stand in a tie for 9th place following 36 holes of action. Vilneff tallied a 75 in the first round before scoring a 74 while Turner opened the day with a 76 before registering a 73 in the final 18 holes.  Both finished the day with a 149.

Freshman Rick VoyVodic stands in a tie for 40th place entering the final round as he notched identical rounds of 79.  Josiah Ashba (164) and Parker Hensley (167) rounded out the UE squad. 

A pair of UE players saw action as individuals as Will Knights stands in a tie for 40th with a 158.  After shooting an 86 to open up Monday’s action, Knights recorded an even 72 to move up the leaderboard.  Craig Niemeier is tied for 64th with a 166.

Oakland enters the final round with a lead of seven strokes as they notched a 583 to best Cleveland State, who finished day one with a 590.  IPFW stands third with a 598.  The Aces stand ninth with a 620.  They are just behind Wright State (616) and Robert Morris (612).

Mark Foster of Oakland leads the way in the event with a 143.  That is one shot ahead of a tie for second place.  The teams will play 18 holes on Tuesday to wrap up the tournament.

* Swimming and Diving Excels at Butler Five-Way Double Duel

The University of Evansville swimming and diving teams got their seasons off to great starts Sunday at the Butler Five-Way Double Duel Meet in Indianapolis, as the women finished a perfect 4-0 and the men 2-1 at a meet that featured the Aces, host Butler, Wright State, St. Louis and Valparaiso.

On the women’s side, UE claimed victories in seven different events, including Abby Smith, who outpaced the field in the 50-yard freestyle (23.94) and 100-yard freestyle (53.78) events, in addition to leading the Aces to a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:38.39) with Mackenize Harris, Maja Magnusson and Michelle Tipton.

Mackenzie Powell also put together an impressive day in the pool, winning the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.90 and finishing third in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:42.99, while helping the 400-yard medley relay squad to a win in 4:01.26 with teammates Taylor Shotwell, Samantha Montgomery and Michelle Tipton.

Diver Sadie Wells captured both the one-meter and three-meter diving events, posting scores of 229.15 and 260.55, respectively.

Other top finishes for the Evansville women included Caroline Lee, who posted a pair of second-place finishes in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:12.93) and 200-yard backstroke (2:11.62), Melissa Thurman, who had a pair of runner-up finishes in the 400-yard IM (4:42.67) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:28.94), and Montgomery, who finished second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:14.57) and third in the50-yard freestyle (25.35), in addition to her relay victory.

For the men, Mallet Reid made it a clean sweep for the Aces in the diving events, winning the one-meter event with a score of 258.55 and the three-meter event with a 231.35.

In the pool, Evansville was led by Ashton Bishop and Troy Burger, who each recorded event wins.  Bishop touched the wall in 47.36 seconds to win the 100-yard freestyle and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.81 seconds.  Burger’s win came in the 200-yard breaststroke, as he bested the field in a time of 2:12.83 and added a third-place finish in the 400-yard IM in 4:20.23.  Both Bishop and Burger were joined by Reid Mobley and Alex Seward in the 400-yard medley relay team that finished third in 3:33.60.

Other notable performances for the UE men included a second-place finish by Seward in the 200-yard butterfly (2:00.83) and third-place finishes by Garrett Johnson in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:16.42), Cameron Wickes in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.70) and 500-yard freestyle (4:53.30), Ethan O’Rourke in the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.09) and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of O’Rourke, Wickes, Kyle Tiemann and Daniel Musselwhite (3:15.68).

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will return to the pool on Oct. 13, when they host Southern Illinois at 1 p.m.

* Hajderovic Named MVC Player of the Week

University of Evansville freshman forward Faik Hajderovic was named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Evansville’s 4-0 win over Oral Roberts Sunday afternoon at McCutchan Stadium.  The honor is the first-career Valley award for Hajderovic and he is the first Purple Aces men’s soccer player to earn a weekly honor this season.

Hajderovic netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in Sunday’s victory over the Golden Eagles for his second and third goals of the season.  The St. Louis, Mo., native put UE up 1-0 in the 27th minute by finding the back of the net from 25 yards out and later scored a second goal in the 47th minute after collecting a loose ball and finishing from just inside the box.

On the season, Hajderovic leads Evansville with 10 points on three goals and a team-best four assists.  Sunday marked the first-career multiple goal game for Hajderovic, who has recorded 10 points in his first eight collegiate matches.

The Aces will return to the pitch tomorrow at 4 p.m., when they travel to Charleston, Ill., for a non-conference match with Eastern Illinois.

* Men's Soccer Set for Trip to Eastern Illinois

 The University of Evansville men’s soccer team will have just one day off following its 4-0 win over Oral Roberts Sunday afternoon, as the Purple Aces will be back on the road Tuesday afternoon to take on Eastern Illinois at 4 p.m. in Charleston, Ill.

The Aces (5-3-0) are coming off an impressive win over the Golden Eagles, in which they held ORU to just four shots with all of them coming in the final 17 minutes.  Freshman Faik Hajderovic scored the first two goals for UE, scoring in a long 25-yard shot in the first half, before recording his second goal in the early moments of the second stanza.  Fellow freshman Mark Anthony Gonzalez also scored a pair of goals on a game-high four shots for his second and third tallies of the season.  Sophomore goalkeeper Eric Teppen played the first 73 minutes in goal without facing a shot, before backup keeper Robert Randant picked up three saves over the final 17 minutes of action.

With his two goals against the Golden Eagles, Hajderovic pushed his team-leading season point total to 10 and he is tied with Gonzalez for tops on the squad with three goals.  Gonzalez’s six points are second on the team, while Jesse Sharp picked up an assist Sunday for his fifth point of the year.  Teppen lowered his goals against average to 1.64 in the win over ORU and has made 38 saves in nearly 713 minutes in goal.

Eastern Illinois (2-8-0) enters Tuesday’s contest on a two-game skid after dropping a 2-1 decision to IUPUI in Indianapolis, before falling to UMKC, 3-0, on Sunday.  The Panthers outshot the Kangaroos, 19-17, but only managed to put three attempts on frame.  As a team, EIU has been outscored 21-10, but ranks third in the Summit League with 142 total shots.

Four Eastern Illinois players are tied for the team lead with four points and five Panthers have found the back of the net at least once.  Chris Boswell, Jordan Collins and Tayron Martin lead EIU with two goals apiece, while Jake Irwin has dished out a team-best three assists.  Garrett Creasor has been the primary keeper for the Panthers and owns a 1.83 goals against average with 25 saves in 540 minutes in net.  Evan Turner has logged the other 376:20 for Eastern Illinois, making 20 saves and posting a 2.39 goals against average.

Following Tuesday’s tilt with the Panthers, the Aces will return to McCutchan Stadium Saturday, Oct. 6, for a non-conference match with Marshall at 7 p.m., before opening Missouri Valley Conference play with a pair of road games at Missouri State (Oct. 10) and Bradley (Oct. 13).


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