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Thursday, November 1, 2012

* Nicky Lodewyk Receives November 2012 Employee Excellence Award

The November 2012 Employee Excellence award has been presented to Nicky Lodewyk, Enrollment Services Coordinator in the Office of Enrollment Services.  Nicky, a May 2011 graduate of the University of Evansville, came to work at UE in July 2011.  As a student, she previously worked in the Office of the President and as an Admissions Intern.

With the transition of leadership in Enrollment Services, Nicky has assumed a great deal of responsibility in coordinating and accomplishing duties, projects and support with minimal supervision.  She is tireless in her efforts and always approaches her work with a smile and friendly attitude.

In addition to her work in the Enrollment Services office, Nicky volunteers her time as an advisor for the UE Venturing Crew – Outdoor Club. Her many duties with the Crew include advising the club’s vice president of administration and handling risk management issues. She has also provided leadership for numerous adventures, including canoeing in the Ozark Mountains, backpacking in North Carolina, and sailing at Kentucky Lake.  She is valued by her fellow advisors and Crew officers for her upbeat personality and willingness to do whatever it takes to provide outdoor opportunities to UE students.

* 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. 


What's Happening Today

* National Comedy Tour "Operation Comedy" Coming to UE – TODAY!

National Comedy Tour “Operation Comedy," sponsored by the UE VETS student organization, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 1 in Eykamp Hall. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $5 for students, veterans, current service members and $7 for the public. Event t-shirts will be available for $5. 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.

* 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's discussion will be about the choice of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and how the consequences of their choice have echoed down through the ages. Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.


Upcoming Events

* "Read All About It" in Koch Atrium on Friday - Everyone Invited!

Everyone is invited to the Koch Center Atrium on Friday, November 2 from 3-4 p.m. to "Read All About It!" The Natural Science and Math departments invite you to come and view the poster presentation of research projects from this past summer.  Te poster presentations will be on display at the Koch Center Atrium-lower level.

* Interfaith Worship Service: "Celebrating Diversity, Giving Thanks Together" on Sunday in Neu Chapel

The UE community is invited to the Interfaith Worship Service - "Celebrating Diversity: Gibing Thanks Together" - on Sunday, November 4, in Neu Chapel. Students, faculty, staff and members of the interfaith community will participate in a unique time of worship, focusing on gratitude and giving thanks. Donuts and coffee at 10:00 a.m., worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

For more information please contact University Chaplain, Tamara Gieselman at


* Tibetan Buddhist Teacher Bardor Tulku Rinpoche to Speak at Friday's Community Interfaith Presentation

There will be a Community Interfaith Presentation in Neu Chapel on Friday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. Tibetan Buddhist teacher Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will be the speaker. The presentation will focus on “Letting Go of Anger and Disruptive Emotions” and compliments the 2012 Interfaith Forum series, “What is My Neighbor Doing?”  There will also be a Q & A session following the formal teaching.  The UE community is invited to attend this presentation and public talk.

The forum is sponsored by the Palchen Study Group in Evansville.

* Homecoming Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering a 15% Off discount on all UE clothing and gift purchases during Homecoming Weekend.  The discount is off the original price of the item only and does not include items already on clearance.  The sale runs Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4.  Store hours during Homecoming are Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday Noon to 2 p.m.

* Plant Sale in Koch Center

The Bi-Sci and ECO Clubs will be having a plant sale Nov. 5–9.  Potted plants grown in the UE biology greenhouse will be available starting at $5.  Plants will be set out along the second floor of Koch Center in the Biology wing all week and can be purchased in the Biology Department in Room 231 in Koch Center.  Contact  for more info.

* Students in Leadership Invite Everyone to Secrets to Your Wild Success Lecture

Terri Thompson, renowned speaker and entrepreneur, will be speaking on “Secrets to Your WILD Success,” which challenges students to unlock their potential to take the necessary steps to be successful. The event will be on Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. There will be sign-up tables for the event in Ridgway Lobby on Monday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  A $5 refundable registration fee will be collected at the sign-up tables.  This event is being sponsored by Students in Leadership. The group invites everyone to come listen to Thompson and take advantage of this mentorship opportunity. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Bracewell ( or Tiffani Emery (
Students in Leadership is a leadership organization that allows students to develop their leadership skills both personally and professionally, and provides mentorship opportunities to further students’ career development.

* Engineering Students - RSVP for Engineering Speed Networking Event

Engineering students, RSVP by next Monday, November 5 to attend the second-annual Engineering Speed Networking Event. Space is limited, so RSVP and see a list of registered employers now in JobLink’s Events tab (under Workshops).

* 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.

* Rick Dauch, President and CEO of Accuride Corporation, to Speak on Campus on November 5

Career Advancement in the Schroeder Family School of Business is thrilled to welcome Rick Dauch, president and CEO of Accuride Corporation, to campus on Monday, November 5. Dauch will be speaking at 4:00 p.m. in Room172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. 

Dauch has amassed 25 years of cumulative leadership experience in his corporate and military careers.  He has cultivated management and leadership skills across a broad range of disciplines, including Operations, Sales and Marketing, Labor Relations, Strategic Planning, Finance and Investor Relations.  He is the recent recipient of the ASQ Quality Leader Award.  Come hea rhim speak about his career path and how he has overcome significant business hurdles throughout his career.  This event is a great networking opportunity that you don’t want to miss. 


* Spanish Club Meeting on Monday, November 5

¡Hola, Spanish Club! Join us this Monday (November 5) at 7 p.m. in Hyde 8 for our Día de los Muertos celebration. We will learn about the holiday and then do some fun activities!

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Registrar's Office News

Important dates announced by the Registrar's Office:

Nov. 9 - Fall 2012 - last day to drop a class with a “W” grade at 5:00 p.m.

From now until Dec. 13 - Winter Intersession registration in the Registrar’s Office


* Health Business FullTEXT: What UE Libraries Can Do for You

Take advantage of UE Libraries access to Health Business FullTEXT if you need information on developments in managing a health care facility, new trends in marketing among international hospitals or information detailing the constant changes to regulations and laws in health care. 

Health Business FullTEXT offers over 130 Health Administration journals such as Modern Healthcare, Health Management Technology, and American Journal of Law & Medicine.  Most documents have full text either directly available through the database or linked from other sources.  It is made available through the familiar EBSCO interface making searching or browsing easy and user-friendly.

*Covers business issues in Health Care

*Full-text access

*International and Domestic coverage

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

* Tweet Your Spirit Contest from Social Media Club

Do you think you have Aces spirit? We want to see it! Tweet your school spirit pictures to @UESMC or using #TheRealAcePurple all week long. Share and show your friends and have them re-tweet you. The student with the most re-tweets at the final buzzer Saturday will win $50 to the UE Bookstore. If you need school spirit ideas you can check out our Aces spirit board on Pinterest at  Get out there, get creative, and show us your school spirit!!

* Applications Available for the 2013 Five-Week Summer Session at Harlaxton College

The UE Study Abroad Office is now accepting applications for the 2013 Five–Week Summer Session at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville.  Full course information and applications are available at the Study Abroad Office and will be posted shortly on the Harlaxton website: 

A wide range of courses will be supplemented by optional weekend travel opportunities.  Courses require a minimum of eight deposited enrollees by 18 January 2013.  Applications and deposits should be submitted in advance of the deadline to ensure your place in courses with limited enrollment and so course enrollment figures may be projected. Enrollment is determined by the order in which deposits are received.

For more information, visit the Study Abroad Office, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, Room 261.

* Sodexo Customer Satisfaction Survey

A Sodexo Customer Satisfaction Survey will be available until November 14! Now is your chance to talk to us about your experiences dining on campus. Please follow the link below to take a brief customer satisfaction survey. All members of campus are welcome to participate. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Lindsey Mitchell at

Access the survey at



* Birth Announcement

Congratulations to Yasser Alhenawi, assistant professor of finance, and his wife Tahani Fares, on the birth of a daughter on Monday, October 29. The new baby's name is Tuleen Alhenawi. She weighed seven pounds and 14 ounces. Mother and daughter are doing fine.



* Marty Simmons Radio Show Set To Begin On November 5th

Men’s basketball season is officially underway and along with that comes one of the fans’ favorite weekly events – the Marty Simmons Radio Show.Coach Simmons will host the show once again as it will take place each Monday throughout the season, beginning on Monday, November 5.

Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn on Weinbach Avenue near the UE campus will host the show once again and it will take place at 6 p.m. there each week.  Coach Simmons along with players, assistant coaches and other special guests will be on the show each week.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early as space can quickly fill up.  For those who cannot make it, you can listen live on 91.5 WUEV or online at  The dates for the show are below.  Each show is slated to begin at 6 p.m. CT at Turoni’s on Weinbach.  All dates and times are subject to change.





4 (MVC Tournament week)

* Volleyball Back For Final Three Home Matches

This weekend, the University of Evansville volleyball team will begin its final home-stand of the season as they play the next three games at the Carson Center.It all begins on Friday as the Aces play host to Southern Illinois at 7 p.m. at the Carson Center.

Evansville looks to halt a three-game slide as they welcome the Salukis to town.  Last weekend, UE fell in a pair of road matches at Creighton and Drake.  Last time out, it was senior Hannah Wilson who led the way with 13 kills and 14 digs. 

Prior to that against the Bluejays, it was Ashley Ring who registered nine kills.  In both matches, it was Katie Klages leading the way in digs while Jenn Murphy tallied the most assists for UE.

The series between the Aces and Salukis has recently been dominated by the home teams.  Since the beginning of the 2007 season, the home teams are 11-0.  Prior to that in 2006, the road team won each contest.

Southern Illinois enters Friday’s game with an overall mark of 18-6 and 8-5 in the MVC.  With just three weekends of Valley play remaining, the Salukis are right in the middle of the pack and are looking to solidify their seeding in the tournament.

SIU poses a dual threat offensively as they have the top two leaders in kills in the Valley.  Laura Thole leads the MVC with 3.81 kills per set while teammate Alysia Mayes is just behind with 3.65.  Amy Drabant has been solid in feeding the ball to the duo as she leads the league with 11.78 assists per set.

Next weekend, Evansville will wrap up its home slate as it hosts Bradley on Friday, Nov. 9 before facing Northern Iowa on Senior Night a day later.

* Ticket Information Announced For Athletic Homecoming Weekend

Saturday, November 3 is setting up to be one of the biggest days in recent memory for the University of Evansville athletics department.Not only is Homecoming set for the weekend, but Saturday’s schedule will provide Purple Aces fans with a full day of action on the court, fun for all ages and the battle for a conference championship!

At noon, the action starts as the women’s basketball team will play its lone exhibition game against crosstown rival University of Southern Indiana.  It is set at the Ford Center and will be fans’ first look at head coach Oties Epps’ squad as he enters his second season at UE.

Following the game, fans will have the opportunity to go just across Sixth Street to a Fan Fest event.  Set to run between 2 and 4 p.m., the event will feature Ace Purple along with several food vendors and various activities to keep the fun going until the men’s team takes the floor.

At 4:05 p.m., UE coach Marty Simmons and his 2012-13 squad will take the floor against Illinois-Springfield.  It will mark Evansville’s final exhibition game before opening up the regular season at Notre Dame on Nov. 10.

As if that was not a full day, the intensity gets turned up at 7 p.m. as the men’s soccer team will take on nationally-ranked Creighton at Arad McCutchan Stadium.  If Evansville pulls off the win, it will gain a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship as well as a No. 1 seed entering the tournament. 

Tickets are still available for all games on Saturday.  Tickets for the women’s game are just $5 and your stub from the women’s game will get you an upper level ticket to the men’s contest.  If you attend the basketball games on Saturday, your ticket stub will give you free admission into the soccer contest at 7 p.m.!  Be sure to be a part of what could be an historic day for UE athletics.  For more information and tickets, call 812-488-ACES.

* Colt Ryan Named Candidate For Senior Class Award

Sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates today for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate basketball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

Evansville senior Colt Ryan is one of the thirty men’s players selected to the list and is the lone Missouri Valley Conference representative.  The Batesville, Ind. native ranked 11th in the nation in scoring last year and received several accolades from the MVC including Scholar Athlete of the Year honors and First Team All-Conference.  He was also named to the Preseason All-Conference Team earlier this week.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The 2012-13 candidate classes include seven men’s players and seven women’s players who were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America as 2012 Capital One Academic All-Americans. Five men and 10 women were Associated Press All-Americans. Twenty men’s candidates and 18 women’s candidates have cumulative grade point averages above 3.0. The men’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Final Four® in Atlanta April 6 and 8, while the women’s winner will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four® in New Orleans April 7 and 9.

The candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 men’s and 10 women’s finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one men’s finalist and one women’s finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

For more information on all the candidates, visit

Men’s Candidates
God'sgift Achiuwa, St. John's (N.Y.)
O.D. Anosike, Siena
Ben Averkamp, Loyola (Chicago)
Brian Barbour, Columbia
Jared Berggren, Wisconsin
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State
Drew Crawford, Northwestern
Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's
Tim Frazier, Penn State
Mike Groselle, The Citadel
C.J. Harris, Wake Forest
Jordan Hulls, Indiana
Gabe Knutson, Lehigh
JP Kuhlman, Davidson
Andrew Lawrence, Charleston
Jonathan Lee, Northeastern
Scott Martin, Notre Dame
C.J. McCollum, Lehigh
Brock Motum, Washington State
Mike Muscala, Bucknell
Robert Olson, Loyola (Maryland)
Brandon Paul, Illinois
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Colt Ryan, Evansville
Peyton Siva, Louisville
Andrew Smith, Butler
Michael Snaer, Florida State
Marc Trasolini, Santa Clara
Jeff Withey, Kansas
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

* Aces Men's Soccer Competes for MVC Championship

Come cheer on the men’s soccer team as they host nationally-ranked Creighton Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in Arad McCutchan Stadium.  The Aces can earn a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship and the top seed in the MVC Tournament with a win over the Bluejays. The team would  appreciate a loud crowd for this homecoming event. It is also Senior Night, so come thank those student-athletes for their hard work in their college careers.


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