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Monday, October 29, 2012

* Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Leadership Evansville Invite You to VOICE at UE

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Leadership Evansville Executive Director Lynn Miller-Pease invite the University of Evansville faculty, staff and students to VOICE, Evansville’s community-wide, citizen-driven vision process that allows community members to share their ideas, hopes and visions for Evansville’s preferred future. This event is planned for today, October 29 from 4-6:30 p.m. in Eykamp 255, Ridgway University Center.

Through facilitated sessions, VOICE aims to bring together diverse members of the community to discuss their dreams for Evansville in an open forum. The facilitation is led in such a way that respectful conversations will occur, all voices will be heard, and opinions will be documented, ensuring that the entire community has the opportunity to take part in creating a desired future.

“This is really about building trust amongst the members of our community and learning that if we all join together and have civil dialogue about our future desires and current issues, we can create a strong society that will thrive and grow. Through this effort, I am confident that Evansville will become a place where people from all over will want to live, work and play,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

Multiple VOICE sessions will be held throughout the year in order to obtain feedback from people of all ages, all ethnic and religious backgrounds and multiple neighborhoods.

“I firmly believe that communities with a shared vision, and an appropriate processes to capture, record and inspire action around common goals can achieve healthier, more vibrant futures,” said Miller-Pease. “The approach we are taking with VOICE is allowing citizens to actively create and participate in envisioning their own their own future, so they can dream big and be part of making it happen.”

Leadership Evansville will facilitate discussion sessions at easy-to-access public locations, such as Evansville Public Library System branches and Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation schools. The sessions will be advertised in neighborhood newsletters, the newspaper, television, radio and Internet.|

Comments from each session will be available to the participants and the public. A summary and detailed notes will be posted on the VOICE Web site within one week of the session. Once all comments are collected, additional community sessions will occur to verify that the information collected truly represents participants’ opinions. Then, common themes and ideas will be grouped by topic area to serve guidance for those organizations, businesses, universities, individuals and government bodies with interest in that topic to move forward with further research and planning toward a common goal.


* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Monday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 30. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered either of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.

* Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend

Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend November 2 -4:  Welcome Alumni!
Alumni will be on campus this weekend for Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend.  Over 400 individual alums from as far away as California, Washington and New York are expected.  Education alumni will celebrate the 140th anniversary of UE’s Education Department and Phi Mu Fraternity for women mark 60 years at UE.  Faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in events.  View the full schedule of events at

5th Annual Homecoming Alumni Speaker:  Dr. Guy Banta ’73 on Aerospace Medicine
Dr. Guy Banta '73 returns to his alma mater to deliver the Fifth Annual Homecoming Alumni speech on Saturday, November 3, at 10:00 a.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway Center during Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend.

His topic is Aerospace Medicine: Science and History. He will explore the development of the science and its future direction (i.e. commercial space flight). Dr. Banta is specialized in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, is a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and is an Elected Member of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.  Find out more at

This event is open to the public and students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

2nd Annual Ace Fan Fest scheduled for Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend
Students, faculty and staff are invited to help celebrate the start of the basketball season at the Aces Fan Fest Saturday, November 3, in between the women’s (noon game time) and men’s (4:05 p.m. game time) exhibition games.  The Fan Fest features live music, chili cook off and other good food, Aces Best Dance Crew, and more fun activities.  It runs from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Look for a large tent outside of the Ford Center near D-Patrick.  Bring your family and join in the fun. 

* Archiving Department Websites

The Department of Digital Media will begin archiving websites on the domain beginning next Thursday, November 1.

If your academic department or administrative area has such a site (with an address along the lines of, or, and you have content on that site that needs to be moved to the main, public-facing website (, or would be the corresponding examples), please send that content to, and we will work with you to migrate the necessary content before archiving your site.

Once your site has been archived, its address will redirect to the new site; so if you have printed materials with the old address on them, or simply find it easier to tell prospective students to visit your site at (or whatever your existing department address is), that address will work to send users to your section of the new website.

Thank you for your assistance in this process; if you have any questions, please contact Director of Digital Media Joe Atkinson at


What's Happening Today

* Want to Perform in UE PRIDE's Annual Drag Show? Sign Up Now!

UE PRIDE is hosting its 10th annual drag show on December 1 and is looking for individual or group performances to compete. The theme is Apocalipstick 2012. Performances do not have to be related to the theme. The competition is a lip syncing and dance competition where the majority of contestants dress as the opposite sex, however this is not required. This philanthropy benefits AIDS Resource Group, Matthew 25, and Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

If you are interested in competing, please email with the organization you will be representing and the names of the people who are participating by November 15. For more information visit

* 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.

* 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).



Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music - Orchestra, Opera, Jazz, and Oboes

The Department of Music’s Schmidt Opera Series will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday evening, November 2 and 3, at 7:30.  Described by its creators as a “dramatic cantata,” the comic operetta focuses on a breach of promise law suit between a young woman and man and the trial judge’s rather unusual solution to the situation.  Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Jon Truitt will conduct the performances, and pianist Kristin Jones will provide accompaniment.  The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Opera Series.  Admission for the general public is $5; UE students will be admitted without charge.

The UE Jazz Ensemble I and the Jazz Guest Artists Series join forces this Sunday as the Ensemble performs with guest vocalist Kathy Kosins.  Kosins is an ASCAP award-winning vocalist “who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz.”  Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy J. Zifer will lead the performance, which will occur in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway Center on Sunday afternoon, November 4, at 2:00.  The concert is free and open to the public.

This Saturday, November 3, is Oboe Day at UE.  Consortium Instructor of Oboe Dr. Elizabeth Robertson coordinated the event, which will begin with a recital by four of Dr. Robertson’s high school-aged students in Wheeler Concert Hall at 10:00 a.m.  Repertory will include works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Saint- Saëns.  The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 and will feature Baroque oboe specialist Sung Lee.  Lee will present a recital accompanied by Janelle Davis.  Following the recital, Lee will offer a presentation and discussion on various Baroque wind instruments and reeds followed by a master class on Baroque style and ornamentation.

* Men's Club Soccer Open Pick-Up Games Set for Today

Men's Club Soccer is having open pick-up games on North Field on Wednesday, October 31 from 8:30–10:00 p.m. on both nights. Any full time male students interested in playing club soccer next spring are encouraged to attend either or both sessions. Please contact Benjamin Waldo at with any questions.

* Want to Know More about Political Forces on Education Today?

On Thursday, November 1, the ISEA is sponsoring “Politics in Education” forum at 6:00 p.m. in Graves Hall 100.  The group has lined up four outstanding speakers for this important and timely evening:
President Thomas Kazee
Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester
Theresa Meredith from the  Indiana State Teachers Association
Keith Gambill from the Evansville Teachers Association

These notable educators will be speaking on the different roles of politics in education at all levels and the importance of issues in the upcoming election to teachers and students alike.  

* Men's Club Soccer Pick-Up Games

Men's Club Soccer is having open pick-up games on North Field Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, October 31 from 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. both nights. Any full-time male student interested in playing club soccer next spring is encouraged to attend either or both sessions. Please contact Benjamin Waldo at with any questions.

* All UE Employees Invited to Emeriti Workshops for Retirement Health Care

UE employees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Tuesday, October 30 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.

The workshops are scheduled for:
• 10:00 am – 10:30 am for active employees (pre-retirees are welcome to attend this session, as well)
• 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm for pre-retirees (active employees considering retirement in the next one to five years)

For more information about these workshops, please visit: Emeriti Workshop Invitation

The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:
• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

A representative from Emeriti and Aetna health insurance will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program.

For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit:


* Disability Ultimate Frisbee on November 2

PTA Club Disability Awareness Committee is hosting disability ultimate frisbee on November 2, from 12-1 p.m. The event will take place in the field right in front of Ridgway University Center. The purpose is to promote Physical Therapy Month (October) and to educate the public about certain disabilities. Teams will be divided into two, the rules will be explained that day, and refs will be provided. Come relieve some stress on a Friday! Email Amber Seymour at if you are interested in participating.

* National Comedy Tour "Operation Comedy" Coming to UE

The National Comedy Tour “Operation Comedy” is coming to UE. The show, sponsored by the UE VETS student organization, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 1 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $7 for the public and $5 for veterans, current service members, and students. Advance ticket and t-shirt sales will be October 29, 30, and 31 between 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m. outside the dining hall in Ridgway University Center.

Operation Comedy’s mission is to bring together troops and their communities for a night of education, recognition, and laughter. Operation Comedy shows feature a lineup of nationally headlining comedians, led by Jon Stites, founder of Operation Comedy and a U.S. Army infantry veteran who has been featured on “The Bob & Tom Show” and writes for National Lampoon.

The show at the University of Evansville will also feature Troy Davis, who has performed in more than 200 cities and been featured on “The Bob & Tom Show,” and Todd McComas, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who has appeared on Comcast Cable comedy programs.

Proceeds from ticket and t-shirt sales will be donated to the Evansville Vet Center with a portion also going to UE VETS, the student organization for veterans, current service members, and their families. The Vet Center provides readjustment counseling and services to veterans and their families in the Evansville community.

UE VETS wishes to thank the following local sponsors of Operation Comedy: Veterans Helping Indiana Veterans, Inc.; Woods and Woods, LLP; Graphics Factory, and Rolling Thunder.

For more information, please visit Operation Comedy’s website.

* Retirement Reception for Jan Gunn

The Office of Financial Aid will host a retirement reception for Jan Gunn, Student Loans Specialist, in the lobby of Olmsted Hall on Tuesday, October 30 from 2–4 p.m. Jan has served UE students for over 39 years, beginning in March 1973. Jan received the October 2012 Employee Excellence Award and the annual Staff Excellence Award for the 1996-97 academic year. Jan’s last day will be Wednesday, October 31.  Come wish Jan well as she begins her next season of life! 

* Lecture Planned on Mission of American Civil Liberties Union

Ever wonder about the mission of the American Civil Liberties Union? Come to a talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, given by Jane Henegar, executive director of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, on the topic of the mission of the Civil Liberties Union. The talk will be held in Eykamp 254/255 in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Dick Connolly at


Info You Should Know

* Calling all Military Veteran Faculty, Administration, Staff, and Students!

Veterans Day is coming up and the Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS would like to hear from UE faculty, administration, staff, and students who are veterans.  We want to know more about YOU!  Please respond to Cherie Leonhardt at with the your military branch, years of service (i.e. 1972-1975), your MOS, job duties, and locations served.

* UE Libraries Wheeler Fund Awarded

This year the Wheeler Award funds proposals received from Linda Dawes, Librarian and Dr. Caroline Magennis, Harlaxton College and Dr. Robin Sager,  History Department.

The Library and the Centre for British Studies at Harlaxton College proposed the purchase of print and AV resources to support a new course being launched at Harlaxton in the Spring.  Entitled “Modern Ireland in Literature” the class will introduce students to Irish literature in English from the late nineteenth century to the present day.  Dr.  Magennis, Lecturer in English Literature and British Studies, will lead students in examining  important texts produced in this period and relate them to the political, social and historical circumstances in which they were produced. 

The History Department plans to offer five new courses over the next several years.  These courses will encompass introductory and advanced levels of study in early American and hemispheric history.  Course titles include “A History of the Caribbean,”  “Atlantic World,”  “Rogues or Radicals? A History of the Revolutionary Era,”  “Crime, Punishment, and the Law in early America,” and “Family Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America.”  Books focusing on these specialized history topics will be purchased and added to the general collection.

* Housing Cancellation Deadline for Spring 2013

The last day to Cancel Housing Contracts for Spring 2013 is November 1 at 5 p.m. This is only for students who will be:

•Attending Harlaxton or Study Abroad
•Living locally with parents, legal guardians, or immediate family
•Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area for the semester
•Transferring or withdrawing for Spring 2013
•Graduating in December and will not be returning for Spring 2013.

Requests that do NOT fall in these categories are typically NOT granted.

Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract.

Cancellation forms are available in the Residence Life Office on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.



* Mark Cirino

Assistant Professor of English Mark Cirino has translated an article that will be published in the forthcoming issue of PMLA, the publication of the Modern Language Association of America. Cirino has translated “La Renata di Hemingway sono io” (I Am Hemingway’s Renata) from the original Italian, a 1965 magazine article in which the author, Adriana Ivancich, asserts that she was the inspiration for the main female character in Hemingway’s 1950 novel, Across the River and into the Trees.



* Women's Basketball Tabbed 10th in MVC Preseason Poll

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team was picked 10th in this season’s Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll, as announced by the league office Monday morning.  The poll was voted on by the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and media members, with each school receiving four votes.

The Purple Aces went 5-25 last season and finished 10th in the Valley standings with a 2-16 mark in conference play.  UE returns eight letterwinners and three starters from last year’s squad, including senior Samantha Heck, who led Evansville in nearly every statistical category last season.

Creighton was picked as the Valley preseason favorite receiving 26 of 40 first-place votes for 382 points, Wichita State (347) was slotted second with 12 first-place nods and Illinois State (323) was selected third, garnering the final two first-place votes.

Northern Iowa (272) was predicted to finish fourth, followed by Missouri State (265), Bradley (144), Indiana State (135), Southern Illinois (123), Drake (121) and Evansville (119).

In addition, the Valley announced the 2012-13 Preseason All-MVC Team, which featured five players from five different league teams.  Creighton’s Carli Tritz was named the MVC Preseason Player of the Year and was joined on the squad by Wichita State’s Jessica Diamond, Northern Iowa’s Jacqui Kalin, Illinois State’s Jamie Russell and Missouri State’s Christiana Shorter.

The Aces will open their 2012-13 campaign with an exhibition contest against cross-town rival Southern Indiana Nov. 3 at the Ford Center, prior to opening the regular season Nov. 9 at Ball State.

2012-13 MVC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll
1.  Creighton (26)  382
2.  Wichita State (12)   347
3.  Illinois State (2)   323
4.  Northern Iowa  272
5.  Missouri State  265
6.  Bradley    144
7.  Indiana State  135
8.  Southern Illinois  123
9.  Drake    121
10.  Evansville   119

* Colt Ryan Named Preseason All-Conference

 University of Evansville senior Colt Ryan has been named to the Preseason All-Conference Team as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its preseason information today.In the preseason poll, the Purple Aces were picked to finish in fifth place in the league.  Creighton received 38 out of the 40 first-place votes as they were picked to win the league, receiving 398 points.  Illinois State received two first-place votes and is picked to finish second with 327 points.

UNI was picked third with Wichita State being picked fourth.  Evansville, on the strength of 240 votes, took fifth in the poll.

Ryan finished just being Doug McDermott of Creighton in the Preseason Player of the Year voting.  McDermott was picked as the Preseason Player of the Year while Ryan, Jackie Carmichael (Illinois State), Jake Odum (Indiana State) and Ben Simons (Drake) were also picked on the preseason team.

As the No. 11 scorer in the nation last season, Ryan averaged 20.5 points per game while being named a First Team All-Conference player while garnering Scholar Athlete of the Year honors.  Ryan is one of four seniors who are expected to make a large impact on this year’s squad.

Along with him, fellow seniors Troy Taylor, Ned Cox and Lewis Jones will see significant playing time as UE looks to make the postseason for the fourth time in five seasons.  In the last two seasons, Evansville has participated in the College Basketball Invitational.

This weekend, the Aces will face Illinois-Springfield in their final preseason game.  On Saturday, the Aces grabbed an impressive 73-55 victory over USI in the Vectren Community Classic.  Colt Ryan tallied 33 points to lead all players.

No.  Team (First-Place Votes)  Points
1. Creighton (38)  398
2.  Illinois State (2)  327
3.  UNI  316
4.  Wichita State  298
5.  Evansville  240
6.  Drake  184
7.  Indiana State  165
8.  Missouri State  122
9.  Bradley   84
10.  Southern Illinois   66

Preseason All-Conference
Doug McDermott, Creighton (Pre-Season Player of the Year)
Colt Ryan, Evansville
Jackie Carmichael, Illinois State
Jake Odum, Indiana State
Ben Simons, Drake

Honorable Mention
Gregory Echenique, Creighton
Anthony James, UNI
Carl Hall, Wichita State
Seth Tuttle, UNI

* Jenkins And Genet Lead Cross Country At MVC's

Kelby Jenkins and Josh Genet led their respective squads as the University of Evansville cross country teams competed in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships today at Weilbring Golf Course.Jenkins came in fourth place on the women’s side as she shattered her previous personal record by 10 seconds as she completed the 5K in a time of 17:38.  On the men’s side it was sophomore Josh Genet leading the way for UE in the 8K as his run of 24:58 was a PR for him as it was it was over 20 seconds faster than his previous best.

Genet helped the UE men come in seventh place with a score of 157.  Southern Illinois narrowly took top honors, finishing with a 34 while beating out Indiana State, who tallied a 40.  Wichita State was third with a 96.

The women came home in eighth place with a 179 while Illinois State took first place in dominant fashion, scoring a 45 while taking four of the top eight spots.  Wichita State took second with an 83.

Cody Stein came in 21st place for the men with a time of 25:27, setting a PR by six seconds.  Andrew Barrett took 36th place on the strength of a 25:49.  Brady Hall came in 46th while Jon Ashby as just a spot behind.  John Mascario of Indiana State won the race in a time of 24:21.

Lauren Zeabart was the second Ace across the strip as she took 35th place running a time of 18:44.  Maria Lynn took 51st while Nicole Kreuzman came in 53rd with a time of 19:24. 

Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton of Wichita State blitzed the competition as her time of 16:59 was 32 seconds ahead of second-place Rachael Brewer of Illinois State.

The Aces now look ahead to the NCAA’s which are set for November 9.

* Aces Fall to Redhawks in Dual Meet

The University of Evansville men's and women's swimming and diving teams lost a dual meet today at Miami University (Ohio). The women lost 85-148 while the men were defeated 103-125.

The UE women took three different events including the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:37.57. Melissa Thurman came out on top in the 500-yard relay with a time of 5:22.21. Mackenzie Powell also took a first-place win in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time 1:06.52.

The UE men were victorious in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:11.22 as well as winning four other events. Alex Seward placed first in the 100-yard butterfly clocking in at 51.17. Ashton Bishop impressed by taking the top spot in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.92. Garrett Johnson grabbed a victory in the 500-yard freestyle. Mallet Reid took the top spot in 3-meter diving posting a score of 231.37.

The women return to the pool tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Wyttenbach Pool in Carson Center, where they will take on Illinois State while the men set their sights on November 2 when they face Missouri State in a dual meet.

* Ryan's 33-Point Effort Leads UE To Win Over USI

Colt Ryan scored a game-high 33 points while Jaylon Moore added 13 to lead the University of Evansville men's basketball team to a 73-55 win over the University of Southern Indiana in exhibition action at the Ford Center on Saturday evening in the Vectren Community Classic.Ryan hit 11-of-20 shots, including all eight free throws while Moore was 5-8 from the floor.  Keith DeWitt led USI with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting while Taylor Wischmeier chipped in 13.

“It never felt like an exhibition game from the beginning,” Aces head coach Marty Simmons said.  “USI is a quality program, they have a great coach and quality players.  We showed some good leadership and made some plays to get us going.”

Evansville's defense shined in the early going as it held USI to just 1-12 shooting while forcing four turnovers.  The offense, led by four Colt Ryan points, helped the Aces grab an 11-2 advantage.

Keith DeWitt helped USI keep it close as he registered the first three buckets helping the Screaming Eagles chop the deficit to 11-6.  Evansville fought back, pushing its lead to as many as nine before USI fought back.  After its cold streak at the start, they hit 8-of-15 shots to cut the gap to 24-20 with 3:54 remaining in the period.

The Aces took over in the final minutes, opening up their lead to double figures before taking a 37-25 lead into the break.  Ryan finished the half with 14 points while DeWitt notched 13 for USI.  Both were 6-10 from the floor.

A bucket by Ryan Sawvell to open the second half gave UE its largest lead of 14 points and later, a Ryan trey helped the lead stand at 13 (42-29).

The Screaming Eagles failed to relent as a 13-1 stretch over the next four minutes cut the deficit to just one at 43-42.  Five Eagles scored while they held UE to 0-3 shooting while forcing four turnovers in the stretch.  A bucket by Lewis Jones with 11 minutes left ended the drought.

UE slowly came back to life as they would reel off the next seven points with Ryan scoring four.  Consecutive buckets by Jaylon Moore, including an and-one, made it a 55-43 UE lead.

It was all Aces from there as they would pull away from there, earning the 73-55 win.  The Aces, led by nine Ryan rebounds, finished with the 42-39 advantage in that department.  UE also hit 48.1% of its shots while holding USI to 33.3% shooting.

Next weekend, UE will have its final preseason tune-up as Illinois-Springfield comes to the Ford Center on Saturday for a 4:05 p.m. game.  Earlier in the day, the Aces women take on USI beginning at Noon.  At 2 p.m., the university will host Fan Fest across the street from the arena.  Full information on the event will be available this week.

* Men's Soccer Ties Drake, 2-2

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team played to a 2-2 tie with host Drake Saturday night in Des Moines, Iowa.  The draw was the first of the season for the Purple Aces, who are now 9-6-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Evansville (9-6-1, 3-1-1 MVC) led twice in the contest, but Drake (4-10-4, 1-2-2 MVC) countered both times, including on a goal just before the halftime whistle.  Mark Anthony Gonzalez scored a first-half goal for the Aces and Faik Hajderovic accounted for UE’s other tally on a penalty kick midway through the second half.

Evansville took an early 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, Gonzalez took a pass from Dylan Terry and put it in the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season.  Terry dribbled to the top of the box and found Gonzalez, who was cutting through the box and finished the chance.

The Bulldogs pulled even just before the half on a goal in the 44th minute.  Brian Grand scored his first goal of the year on a pass from Michael Thaden, as Thaden played a pass from the corner to the top of the box and Grand beat UE goalkeeper Eric Teppen on a shot to the lower corner of the goal.

The two sides entered the locker room knotted at 1-1 with DU holding a slim, 11-10, shot advantage.  Drake also attempted three corner kicks to Evansville’s one in the opening 45 minutes.

Faik Hajderovic regained the lead for UE in the 69th minute by converting on a penalty kick, but the Bulldogs tied the score at 2-2 less than two minutes later when they were awarded a penalty kick and Thaden was successful on the attempt.

Neither side managed a goal in the final 19:30 of regulation or in either overtime period.  Drake outshot Evansville, 4-2, in both extra sessions and took the only two corner kicks.

Hajderovic led the Aces with six shots off the bench, including three on goal.  Nate Opperman added four shots and Terry fired three.  In goal, Teppen made five saves with three of them coming in overtime.

Evansville will return to the pitch next Saturday night when they host nationally-ranked Creighton on Senior Day at 7 p.m.  The Aces can earn a share of the MVC regular-season championship and the top seed in the MVC Tournament with a win over the Bluejays.  Creighton topped Missouri State, 1-0, earlier this evening to move to 4-0-1 in the Valley.

* Volleyball Tripped Up At Drake

Hannah Wilson led the Purple Aces with 13 kills and 14 digs, but it was not enough as Drake earned a 3-0 win over the University of Evansville volleyball team on Saturday evening.Drake (4-19, 3-9 MVC) outhit Evansville (8-18, 3-10 MVC) by a .194-.099 margin while four Bulldogs had double-digit kills, led by Bentley Mancini, who tallied 12.

Set one saw the Aces reel off four of the opening five points before the Bulldogs fought back to tie it up at 5-5.  Drake would later take a 14-11 lead before UE rebounded to take a 15-14 advantage thanks to a pair of errors by the opposition.

The back-and-forth action continued as the score would be tied at each point from 15 through 20, but the Bulldogs were clutch when it mattered most, finishing the game on a 5-1 run as an Amanda Platte kill gave DU a 1-0 lead.

Frame number two was a dominant one for the home team as the Bulldogs as they took a quick 6-1 lead.  Their advantage held strong as UE fought back within three at 23-20 before a UE error put Drake up 2-0 on the night.

Drake finished the night with a 25-22 win in the third set to take the victory.  With the score knotted at 7-7, the Bulldogs notched three in a row as their lead would not go below two as they cruised to the sweep.

Up next are the final three home games of the season for the Aces as they open up the stretch on Friday evening at 7 p.m. versus Southern Illinois.  The home season wraps up a week later as Bradley and Northern Iowa will travel to the Carson Center.


* Women's Golf To Host Charles Braun Intercollegiate

Next week, the Purple Aces women’s golf team will play host to the Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate at Quail Crossing Golf Club.Set for Monday and Tuesday, the event will feature 13 teams include: Evansville, USI, Nebraska-Omaha, Creighton, Butler, Northern Iowa, Eastern Kentucky, Dayton, Indiana State, Valparaiso, SIU Edwardsville, Southern Illinois and IUPUI.

Play begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. each day with 18 holes being played.

The UE women took 11th place last time out as Paige Crafton led the way.  The freshman wrapped up the tournament with a team-best 74 on her way to a 27th-place showing.

Finishing in a tie with Crafton was Sydney Skiles, who also carded a 156.  Cathy Doyle was the third Aces on the leaderboard, finishing three strokes behind the top UE duo with a 159.

Fans who would like to attend the event are welcome to come out and support the teams.  Full information will be available at Quail Crossing, which is located in Boonville, Ind.


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