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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Everyone is welcome for Mass at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel tonight. Father Brendan Moss, O.S.B., from St. Meinrad Archabbey will be the celebrant. He will be available for Confession at 9:00 p.m., and students will lead the Rosary at 9:00 p.m. as well.

* Donate Today to Food Drive for Tri-State Food Bank

Delta Sigma Pi is hosting a food drive benefiting the Tri-State Food Bank. You can donate foods any time from now till October 29.

Donation locations
Ridgway University Center
Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Koch Center
Carson Center
Hyde Hall

Monetary donations can be taken to the CSE office in Ridgway University Center

Items needed:
Peanut butter
Boxes of noodles
Dried beans

All other non-perishable items are also accepted and appreciated.

* UE United Way Book Sale Is Today!

The used book sale to benefit the United Way starts today at 10 am in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center.  We have LOTS of popular fiction. Books can also be found in these categories: cookbooks, nonfiction, hobbies, religion, self-help, children’s and business. Stop by today from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the best selection.  All books are $1 hardcover and 50¢ for paperbacks.

* LinC Underclass PIctures Today

Stop by Ridgway Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday or from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday to have your picture taken for the 2013 LinC.  It's free!

* Master of Ceremonies Tryouts for International Bazaar Is Wednesday

The Master of Ceremonies tryouts for International Bazaar 2012 is at Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center from 5:15 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. For more details, contact or

* Zeta Tau Alpha Collecting Pink Yoplait Lids to Fight Breast Cancer

Zeta Tau Alpha is collecting Pink Yoplait Lids to help fight breast cancer. There are pink collection boxes
1.) outside of Aces Place
2.) Outside of Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
3.) First Floor of Graves Hall outside of Room 100.

For each lid collected General Mills donates money to Susan G Komen.

You can also give your lids to any member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
Please help us find a Cure for Breast Cancer. The boxes will be up until November 28 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving break).


* Year of Service Forum Set for Tonight

The Year of Service Forum is TONIGHT, 6:30-8 p.m., Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. A panel of faculty, alumni, and guests who have participated in distinguished Year of Service programs – AmeriCorps, Teach for America, Young Adult Volunteers, Peace Corps - will discuss their experiences. The hour-long Q&A will be followed by an informal reception where students can continue discussions with panelists. All students welcome! This event is sponsored by the Center for Career Development.


Upcoming Events

* Get Your Flu Shot on October 22 or October 25

Flu shots will be available on Monday, October 22, 1 - 3 p.m. in Olmsted lobby and on Thursday, October 25, 9 - 11 a.m. in Ridgway University Center lobby.  The cost is $15 exact change or a check payable to the University of Evansville. 

* Coffee House this Saturday in Ridgway

International Club and the Office of Cultural Engagement are sponsoring a campus-wide Open-Mic Coffee House this Saturday from 5-7 p.m. in the 1959 Gallery on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center. Come sing a song karaoke-style or play a tune on your instrument of choice. If you’re not a musician, no worries… you can read a poem, drink some coffee, or simply listen and enjoy the company.  Email to request a playing spot in advance or if you have any questions.

* Health Careers Fair Set for Tuesday, October 23

Over 60 employers are registered for Health Careers Fair 2012. Come to the Student Fitness Center next Tuesday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet employers who are interested in you! All students, freshmen through senior, who are considering a health-related career should attend. See registered employers in JobLink

Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon Featuring Douglas Reed on October 18

Douglas Reed, University Organist, will present "A Tribute to Louis Vierne," part of the Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon series on Thursday, October 18, at 12:10 p.m. in the Neu Chapel organ loft.  Dr. Reed will perform several compositions by Louis Vierne, who died 75 years ago while playing an organ concert at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.  To put Vierne’s music in perspective, Reed will also perform compositions by J.S. Bach and by Charles Ives and William Albright who share October 20 as their birthdays.

The informal presentation is free.  Bring your lunch!

* Bible Study on Thursday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night from 7-8 p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

This week we will be exploring the nature of the "Pre-Flood" Earth in the Bible and the Garden of Eden. What was the Earth like before Noah's flood?

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.

* Faculty Scholars Recognized at UE Libraries

UE Faculty Scholars will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, October 23, in the Schroeder Boardroom of the Libraries.  Scholarship published during the past year will be recognized.  Dr. John Mosbo, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, will offer remarks at 3:00 p.m.  Scholarship Recognition Reception begins at 2:30 p.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.  Exhibit cases on Libraries’ entry level will highlight faculty scholars.

* Purple Aces Little Monster Mash Kids Night Out with UE Athletes!

Purple Aces Little Monster Mash Kids Night Out with UE Athletes is planned for Sunday, October 28 from 2-5 p.m. at Carson Center. This event is for children ages 3-12. Admission is $10 per child.

Looking for some Halloween fun? Kids, come spend an afternoon playing games, making crafts, and enjoying snacks with Aces athletes while your parents relax at home. Remember to wear your Halloween costume so you can enter the costume contest!

For more information or to register please contact Sydney Skiles at 812-746-7993

* Brent Sternberg to Speak on Campus on October 23

Brent Sternberg, senior vice president and director of equities of Old National Wealth Management, will be speaking to UE students on October 23. His lecture will be at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Sternberg will be sharing his thoughts on the current state of financial markets and the outlook for 2013. He is a 1996 graduate of UE and currently serves on the Alumni Board. Old National Wealth Management has assets over $7 billion under supervision. Sternberg graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance. The event is open to public.

* Important Event for December Graduates

ALL December graduates should plan on attending Commencement Central anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 25.  During this event you will finalize your graduation plans by meeting with the Registrar's Office, Alumni Office, and Career Planning Office.  You can also purchase your Cap and gown, and order graduation announcements if desired.  There will also be a giveaway drawing for all that attend.  The event will be set up outside the UE Bookstore in the Ridgway Center.  This is a must for any December graduate and can be done quickly and easily.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Phi Mu Alpha's UE Idol

On Friday, October 26, the  members of Phi Mu Alpha will be hosting their annual musical event, UE Idol.  This year's theme is "New Millennium."  Students wishing to participate in the American Idol-style philanthropy can do so by choosing a song written between 2000 and the present.  Email the sheet music and contact information to by Monday, October 22 to sign up. To be a contestant, the fee is $25. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. outside Wheeler Concert Hall.  All proceeds benefit music programs in the Evansville area.

* This Year's Fiddick Memorial Lecture Set for October 26

This year’s Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture is set for October 26 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be Craig L. Symonds, Professor of History Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. His topic will be “Lincoln and the Navy in the Civil War.”

The first person to win both the Naval Academy’s “Excellence in Teaching” award (1988) and its “Excellence in Research” award (1998), Symonds also served as History Department chair from 1988 to 1992, and received the Department of the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service medal three times.  He was professor of strategy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island (1971-74) and at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England (1994-95).  After retirement in 2005, he returned to the Academy in 2011-12 to serve a year as” The Class of 1957 Distinguished Chair of American Naval History.” 

Symonds is the author or editor of 25 books, including prize-winning biographies of Joseph E. Johnston (1992), Patrick Cleburne (1997), and Franklin Buchanan (1999), as well as The American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg (2001).  Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History, won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize for Naval History in 2006.  His 2008 book, Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War, won the Barondess Prize, the Laney Prize, the Lyman Prize, the Lincoln Prize, and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award.   He also won the Nevins-Freeman Prize in 2009.  His latest work is The Battle of Midway, published by Oxford University Press in October 2011. 


Info You Should Know

* "AcesTV Needs a Star"

Do you think you have what it takes to be a star? AcesTV is creating a music video and we need you to help us out! Show us how much spirit you have and see if you have what it takes to be the star of our next video. We also have some smaller roles that need to be filled as well. If you are interested in auditioning please contact Michael Armanno at for details.

* Students - Pick Up Tickets Now for UE vs. USI Game

Students can pick up tickets for the October 27, USI vs. UE men’s basketball game beginning Tuesday, October 16 at 11 a.m. in the Carson Center Ticket Office. Students must show a valid UE ID with current activity sticker in order to pick up tickets. Tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis through October 24.  One ticket per valid ID.

* Faculty, Staff and Emeriti - Buy Discounted Tickets to UE vs. USI Game

Faculty, staff and emeriti can purchase discounted tickets to the USI vs. UE Men’s Basketball game on October 27. Tickets will be $10 and can be picked up at the Carson Center Ticket Office starting on October 15 through October 19. There will be a limit of (2) tickets per faculty, staff, and emeriti at the discounted rate. Additional tickets may be purchased for $14 & $18 depending on location. The ticket office will be open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. –5 p.m. All faculty, staff, and emeriti must present UE IDs.

* Last Call for Spring 2013 at Harlaxton College

There is still time to apply for the Spring 2013 semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville.  Applications and course information are available at the Study Abroad Office, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Room 261.

Questions?  Come visit us or write to

* Total Compensation Statements on WebAdvisor

2012-13 Total Compensation Statements are now available on WebAdvisor:  Once you log in to WebAdvisor, click on the Employees menu.  On the Employees menu, click on the "Total Compensation Statement" link at the bottom of the "Employee Profile" section to view the statement.

As an employee of the University of Evansville, you receive regular pay for the services you provide. The other part of your total compensation is the value of the benefits the University of Evansville makes available to you and your family. The value of these benefits is your "hidden paycheck." This benefit summary describes your total compensation and the value of your benefits.

If you find any inaccuracies or have questions concerning your benefits, please contact Lisa Schum at ext. 2038.

* Historical Abstracts: What UE Libraries Can Do for You

Historical Abstracts is an EBSCO database that indexes more than three thousand historical journals. The scope of the resource ranges from 1450 AD to the present, focusing upon World history but excluding North American countries (United States and Canada).  If you need resources on North American history, you can use EBSCO’s “American: History and Life.”  The articles date back to 1955 and contain over forty languages. While Historical Abstracts is primarily an index, it does include full-text through JSTOR and Project Muse holdings.

*covers history from 1400’s to the present
*Index with some full text availability
*World History except for North American History

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White (



* Mari Plikuhn and Antoinette Fafara Present Paper

Assistant Professor of Sociology Mari Plikuhn and senior anthropology major Antoinette Fafara presented a paper titled: "What's in a Name: The Use of Given Names in Verbal Communication, Technology, and Social Cohesion" at the 83rd annual meetings of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences on October 12 at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Ind.



* Pagan Named MVC Player of the Week

Sophomore Tatiana Pagan became the fifth University of Evansville women’s soccer player to earn Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors this season, as she was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Week in an announcement by the league office Tuesday afternoon.

Pagan played a key role in UE’s 2-0 win over Northern Iowa Saturday at Arad McCutchan Stadium, dishing out an assist on the offensive side of the ball and helping the Evansville defensive unit shutout the Panthers and limit them to just one shot on goal.

The sophomore defender got her name on the score sheet for the first time this season in the match’s 54th minute, when she played a through ball past the final UNI defender to the feet of Kayla Smith, who finished from close range to give the Aces a 1-0 lead.  Defensively, Pagan and the rest of UE’s backfield held Northern Iowa to just one shot on goal and did not allow a Panther shot to reach frame during the entire second half. 

Pagan and the Aces will return to the pitch Wednesday, Oct. 17, when they host Indiana State at 4 p.m. for a key Valley contest.  Evansville is currently 2-1-1 in league play and tied for second place in the conference standings with just two matches remaining.

* Men's Soccer Set for Valley Tilt with SIUE

After splitting its first two Missouri Valley Conference matches on the road, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team will return to Arad McCutchan Stadium Wednesday night at 7 p.m., when it hosts SIU Edwardsville.

The Purple Aces (7-5-0, 1-1-0 MVC) opened conference play with a 2-0 win at Missouri State last Wednesday, before falling to Bradley by the same score Saturday night in Peoria, Ill.  UE and BU combined for 38 shots, but only put six on goal in the contest, with only the Braves finding the back of the net.  Bradley scored a pair of goals in a two-and-a-half minute span late in the first half for the win.

Nine of Evansville’s last eight matches have ended in a shutout, including the last seven, with the Aces going 4-4 in those contests.  UE blanked Cincinnati, Oral Roberts and Eastern Illinois, but failed to find the back of the net against Butler, Kentucky and Bradley.  On the season, Evansville is outscoring opponents, 19-17, and has scored 12 of its 19 goals in the second half.

Freshman Faik Hajderovic leads Evansville with 13 points this season on four goals and five assists.  Mark Anthony Gonzalez, Nick Schroeder, Jesse Sharp and Dylan Terry are all tied for second on the squad with six points.  Sophomore goalkeeper Eric Teppen has played all but 17 minutes between the posts for UE and enters Wednesday’s match with a 1.43 goals against average, 47 saves and three shutouts.

SIU Edwardsville (10-4-0, 2-1-0 MVC) has won three of its last four games, including its last two, in which the Cougars topped Bradley, 4-1, and Missouri State, 2-1.  SIUE’s conference loss came at Creighton, where it fell, 1-0, in double overtime.  Of the Cougars’ four losses, three have come against nationally-ranked teams, as they suffered setbacks to Akron, Indiana and the Bluejays.

SIUE has outscored its opponents, 23-11, this season and have taken 33 more corner kicks.  Seven SIUE players have scored a goal this season, including Christian Volesky, who leads the Cougars and the Valley with 16 points and eight goals.  Peter Kelly has also reach double figures in scoring, racking up 12 points on five goals and a pair of assists.  In goal, John Berner has been the primary keeper for SIUE, allowing just eight goals in 906:45 for a 0.79 goals against average.  Berner has also collected 32 saves and recorded three clean sheets.

Wednesday will mark the 14th meeting between the Aces and Cougars, with SIUE holding a slim 6-5-2 advantage in the all-time series.  Last season, SIU Edwardsville shut out UE in Edwardsville, Ill., scoring goals in the fifth and 8 1st minutes for a 2-0 victory.

* Women's Soccer Hosts Indiana State in Home Finale

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will host Missouri Valley Conference opponent Indiana State Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. for its final home match of the regular season at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

The Purple Aces (3-7-3, 2-1-1 MVC) enter Wednesday’s tilt having lost just one match in their last six games, going 2-1-3 in that span.  UE will looking to keep itself in the MVC regular-season championship hunt, as it trails only Drake, who sits atop the league standings at 3-0-1. 

Evansville earned a key conference win Saturday by defeating Northern Iowa, 2-0, on its home pitch, holding the Panthers to just six shots and only one shot on goal.  Freshman Kayla Smith gave the Aces a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute, finishing a through ball from sophomore defender Tatiana Pagan, who earned MVC Defensive Player of the Week honors for her efforts.  Junior Stephanie Thompson scored her third goal of the season by bending a free kick into the upper, right corner of the goal in the 75th minute to seal the win and give UE a 2-0 victory.

Freshman Abby Springer leads Evansville with nine points on four goals and an assist, while Thompson and Smith rank second on the squad with eight points and seven points, respectively.  Only three other UE players have recorded a point, as the Smith, Springer, Thompson trio has combined for 10 of the Aces’ 11 goals this year.  In goal, Simone Busby recorded her third shutout of the season in the win over UNI and owns a 2-1-3 record with a league-best 0.40 goals against average.

Indiana State (6-8-1, 1-2-0 MVC) enters Wednesday’s tilt have won two of its last three games, as the Sycamores ending a three-game losing skid with a 3-0 shutout of Green Bay on Sept. 30.  ISU followed up the victory over the Phoenix with it’s first-ever win over Creighton, a 3-1 triumph in Terre Haute, Ind.  However, Indiana State was routed by Illinois State Sunday in Normal, Ill., as the Redbirds scored nine goals in a 9-2 Sycamore loss.

Shelby Troyer has been the top scorer for ISU this season, posting nine points on three goals and a trio of assists.  Taylor Reed and Marisa Windisch are tied for second on the team with seven points each.  In addition to Reed, Troyer and Windisch, 11 other Sycamores have recorded points this season.  Erin Mitchell has been the primary keeper for ISU this season, logging all but 17 minutes in goal.  Mitchell is 6-8-1 on the year with a 1.61 goals against average and 55 saves.

Evansville leads the all-time series with Indiana State, 8-6-1, but the Sycamores claimed victory in the last meeting, topping the Aces, 1-0, last season in Terre Haute.  UE has posted a 6-1-0 record against ISU in matches conducted at McCutchan Stadium.

* Tickets Still Available For Vectren Community Classic

The Purple Aces men’s basketball squad is just over a week away from taking the floor for the first exhibition contest of the 2012-13 season as the Vectren Community Classic is set for next week. 

Evansville is set to face crosstown rival Southern Indiana at the Ford Center with it starting at 7:05 p.m.

Great seats are still available and can be purchased by visiting the ticket office on the UE campus inside the Carson Center, by calling 812-488-ACES, through or through the Ford Center.

Lower bowl seats are $18 while upper bowl tickets are on sale for $14.

* Aces Hoopfest Set For Thursday

The University of Evansville’s annual Hoopfest presented by Heritage Federal Credit Union is set to take place on Thursday evening at the Ford Center.Set to begin at 6 p.m., admission to Hoopfest is free of charge.  Fans can also purchase sodas, hot dogs and popcorn for just $1.

Several events will be going on for both the Purple Aces women’s and men’s basketball teams including player introductions, a 3-point challenge, intra-squad scrimmages and a slam dunk contest.

Following the event, fans will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from players on both teams.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the upcoming season can do so by visiting the ticket office at the Carson Center on the UE campus or by calling 812-488-ACES.


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