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Monday, October 8, 2012

* Holiday Schedule Announced

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – close at noon
Closed Thursday, November 22, through Friday, November 23, returning Monday, November 26

Christmas/New Year’s Day
Closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1, returning Wednesday, January 2


Upcoming Events

* UE Global Friends & Families- Families Needed!

The Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services invites all employees, alumni, and members of the UE community to participate in a friendship program with international students!  "Families" of all kinds are welcome to join the UE Global Friends & Families program to learn more about an international student who is part of our UE family.  You will have the chance to get to know someone from another country, share more about American culture beyond campus life, and have the potential for a life-long friendship. 

If you are interested, please contact Lauren & Emily at or attend the interest session on Thursday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Don't miss this opportunity to share a little Evansville hospitality and learn more about someone from another part of the world!

* UE Women's Basketball to Host Pancake Breakfast

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the brand new Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility.

The pancake breakfast will provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages in the Evansville community to not only meet the 2012-13 Purple Aces, but also view the new practice facility as the team prepares for the upcoming season. 

Tickets to the event will be sold at the door of the Fifth Third Bank Practice Facility and will be $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages six and up and free admission will be given to kids under six.

Be sure to attend to the event for your chance to meet head coach Oties Epps, his coaching staff and the 2012-13 Purple Aces.

For any questions regarding the event, please contact director of basketball operations FahKara Malone by phone at 812-488-2289 or by email at

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* USPS Closed on Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) is closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2012.  Please note due to ongoing USPS changes, UE will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed.  Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Monday, October 8, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 9.  For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* What UEL Can Do 4U: ACM

Are you searching for the article by Dr. Dick Blandford and Dr. Deborah Hwang on assessment of ABET/CAC accredited programs?  Discover it in the ACM digital library.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. The organization creates and delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. The digital library provides ACM journals and transactions, magazines and special publications, SIG newsletters and conference proceedings.   The ACM website also includes career resources, recent and upcoming conferences, and access to association news.

Search ACM today—any questions contact Kathy Bartelt (



* Southern Illinois Earns Sweep Over Volleyball

Three Salukis notched double-digit kills as the Southern Illinois volleyball team took a 3-0 sweep over the University of Evansville on Friday evening. Wilson recorded a team-high 12 kills to lead UE (7-13, 2-5 MVC) while SIU (15-3, 5-2 MVC) was led by Alysia Mayes, who led everyone with 16 kills.  Jessica Whitehead notched 12 while Laura Thole had ten.

Southern Illinois opened up its dominant night with a 25-10 win in the first set.  Evansville scored the first two points as Hannah Wilson assisted on a block before recording a kill to give UE the early advantage.  The Salukis quickly fought back and with the score tied at 4-4, SIU scored five-straight points as Jessica Whitehead had a pair of kills.

An error by SIU ended the run, but another run, this one a 6-1 stretch, saw Southern Illinois go up by a 15-6 margin.  The lead grew from there as SIU would take the 15-point win as Alysia Mayes led the way with eight kills.

Wilson helped UE start the second stanza with a point, but a quick 5-1 run got Southern Illinois back in its groove.  The frame quickly got out of reach for UE as the Salukis went up 13-5 before extending it to take the 25-15 win.  Mayes recorded five more kills in the second set while Wilson led the way for UE with six kills of her own in the second game. 

Evansville kept it closer in the third set, but SIU completed the sweep with a 25-18 win in set number three.  With the scored tied at 2-2, the Salukis scored the next two points and would never look back.  An error later by UE made it 17-10 in favor of the Salukis and they would hang on at the end for the same 7-point margin.

SIU’s largest advantage came on the offensive end as they hit .441 while UE hit .075 on the night.  The Salukis also limited Ashley Ring to five kills, her lowest output of the season.

The Aces will be back on the road next weekend as they will take on Northern Iowa on Friday evening before traveling to Bradley on Saturday.


* Aces Cross Country Sweeps Events At Tennessee Tech

The University of Evansville cross country squads came away with a clean sweep of the events at the Tennessee Tech Invitational on Friday afternoon at Southern Hills Golf Course.Senior Cody Stein topped the men’s race as the Aces earned the team win while Kelby Jenkins picked up her third win of the season as the women earned the top spot in the 5K race.

Stein led the 64 men’s runners with a time of 25:25.56 just ahead of teammate Josh Genet, who took second with a time of 26:36.82.  Andrew Barrett made it a clean sweep (an unattached runner took third) of the top spots in the scoring as he was the third registered runner to cross the stripe. 

Freshman Jon Ashby made it four Aces in the top ten as his 27:46.56 was good enough to take ninth place.  Brady Hall (16th) and Sam Mires (19th)  came home with top 20 finishes while Matt Hamilton came in 24th, Jimmy Paul took 29th and Billy McNickolas came in 31st.

The men finished six points ahead of Lipscomb to take the team win, 28-34.  Tennessee Tech took third.

With the men posting a strong outing in there 8K event, the women were even more dominant.  Kelby Jenkins led the way as UE took the top six spots in their race.  Jenkins posted a time of 18:45.94 to finish almost 30 seconds ahead of Lauren Zeabart.

Elizabeth Kingshott took third place honors with a time of 20:09.93 while Nicole Kreuzman came in fourth (20:17.63).  Jacqueline Carlson rounded out the top five with a 20:20.42 and Alyssa Moran rounded out UE’s sweep of the top six with a time of 20:24.32.  Maria Lynn wrapped up the event in ninth as UE took seven of the top nine positions.  Fifty-two runners took part in the event.

The dominant performance helped the women take the team title.  The Aces tallied 15 points and were 48 tallies ahead of Tennessee Tech while North Alabama came in third place with 74 points. 

Next weekend, the Purple Aces will be back home for the UE Invitational, which will take place on Saturday, October 13 at the UE Cross Country Course.

* Marshall Shuts Out Men's Soccer, 2-0

Despite outshooting visiting Marshall 13-8, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team fell to the Thundering Herd, 2-0, Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Marshall (9-1-1) goalkeeper Daniel Withrow made six saves, including four in the second half, to record his school-recorded eighth shutout of the season.  The Aces (6-4-0), who donned pink jerseys for the “Kick for the Cure” event, put four of their eight second-half shots on goal, but could not beat Withrow, and a late insurance goal sealed the MU victory.

Evansville controlled much of the action in the early stages, taking five of the game’s first six shots.  Withrow saved a pair of back-to-back, close-range shots by Faik Hajderovic and Dylan Terry in the 21st minute.

The Thundering Herd gained momentum as the half continued and got their first goal in the 35th minute.  Andrew Ferguson collected a loose ball deep in UE’s defensive third and lobbed a shot from the top of the 18-yard box over the outstretched arms of Aces goalkeeper Eric Teppen for this third goal of the season.

Much of the action on the second half was played in the middle third of the pitch, until both teams began to create scoring chances over the final 20 minutes. 

Marshall’s Tom Jackson finally put the game out of reach in the 86th minute, scoring his seventh goal of the season, after a costly UE turnover in its own defensive end.  Jesus Mafouta gained control of a misplayed ball 22 yards out and sent a pass to the left side of the box, where Jackson buried an uncontested shot from 15 yards.

The Aces pushed forward in the final five minutes, taking a pair of shots, including one on goal, but could not avoid the shutout and an end to their two-game winning streak.

Hajderovic led Evansville with four shots and two shots on goal and Mark Anthony Gonzalez fired a trio of shots.  Teppen made one save in the loss, as he fell to 6-4-0 in net this season.

The Aces will open conference play Wednesday night when they travel to Springfield, Mo., for a 7 p.m. tilt with Missouri State.

* Overtime Goal Gives Drake 1-0 Win over Aces

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team suffered its first loss in league play Sunday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa, as host Drake scored the match’s lone goal just under five minutes into overtime for a 1-0 victory.

The Aces (2-7-3, 1-1-1 MVC) contained Drake’s (11-3-1, 2-0-1 MVC) offense, holding DU to just four shots on goal, but it was Laura Moklestad’s goal in the 95th minute that gave the Bulldogs a win and propelled them past UE in the MVC standings.

The two sides combined for just eight shots in the opening half, with only the Bulldogs putting any attempts on goal.  UE earned a pair of corner kicks early in the opening half, but Drake quickly answered with the first two shots, as Ashlie Stokes tested Evansville goalkeeper Simone Busby with a pair of shots in the 15th and 16th minutes.

UE’s Abby Springer and Stephanie Thompson each misfired on shots on shots in the final 10 minutes on the half and Stokes once again put a shot on goal that was stopped by Busby, as the contest remained scoreless after 45 minutes.

The Aces’ offense gained momentum in the second half, as UE outshot Drake, 6-5, and put four shots on goal.  Tatiana Pagan put a shot on goal in the early stages of the half and DU goalkeeper Kalena Litch was forced to make a pair of saves in the 66th and 68th minutes on shots by Olivia Robinson and Kristen Davis.

Both teams failed to convert on corner kicks late in regulation and Litch turned away a shot by Springer in the 85th minute to keep the game knotted at 0-0 and force overtime.

Drake controlled much of the action in the extra stanza and Moklestad’s game-winner came just under five minutes into the overtime period.  Moklestad tallied her fourth goal of the season, after finishing a pass from Stokes following a free kick.

Springer led Evansville offensively with three shots and Pagan added a pair.  Busby was saddled with her first loss of the year, as she made three saves and fell to 1-1-3 on the season.

Evansville will continue Valley play next Saturday at 1 p.m., when they host Northern Iowa at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

* Men's Golf Finishes 12th At John Dallio Memorial

 Freshman Alex Turner led the Purple Aces men’s golf team once again as he tied for 31st place to finish up Sunday’s John Dallio Memorial.The teams wrapped up the second round while playing the third round of action to finish up the tournament this afternoon.

Turner finished the event with a 233 to lead the Aces.  His round of 76 was the lowest for UE.  The frosh also recorded a 76 in Saturday’s opening round.  Quinn Vilneff was two strokes behind with a 235 and finished in a tie for 39th.  Rick VoyVodic also carded a 235.

Parker Hensley registered a 240 on his way to a tie for 57th while Josiah Ashba carded a 250 to finish up play in the tournament.

The men have a quick turnaround as they are set to begin play tomorrow at the Butler Intercollegiate at Highland Country Club in Indianapolis.

* James And Richardson Take Third In Sunday's MVC’s

Sophomores Natasha James and Emily Richardson earned victories in their third-place matches in Sunday’s Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships.In flight two singles, Natasha James defeated Anita Lee of Southern Illinois by scores of 6-0 and 6-4.  Emily Richardson also capped off her weekend with a victory as she topped Jennifer Dien of the Salukis in three sets (7-5, 2-6, 10-6).

James along with doubles partner Kelsey Costales were defeated in Sunday’s championship match versus Krissy Lankelma and Phoebe Walker of Northern Iowa.  The Panters earned an 8-4 win as James and Costales finished in second place in flight one doubles.

Evansville will next face the University of Charleston (W.Va.) on October 13 on USI’s campus before traveling to the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships, which will take place from Oct. 18-21 in West Lafayette, Ind.


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