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Friday, November 2, 2012

* 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

* 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.

* 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.

* 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


Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

A TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 15 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* It's Time for the International Bazaar!

The International Club would like to invite everyone to its 26th Annual International Bazaar. Come and sample food from around the world. There will be dishes from the United Kingdom, Africa, Pakistan, India, China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Latin America, South Korea, Myanmar, Spain, Bolivia and Brazil! So come to Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Friday, November 16, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and enjoy all the delicious food. You will also see the variety of dances and performances those countries have to offer. Tickets are $7 for students, $10 general admission and children (under 8) get in for free! Proceeds go to UNICEF. Check out our YouTube video! "Join the peace crane" at

* James MacLeod to Speak at Andiron Lecture on November 7

The next Andiron Lecture is Wednesday, November 7, at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. The speaker will be Professor of History James MacLeod. His topic will be "To the Greater Glory of God: Religion and Memorialization in 1920s Scotland."

MacLeod holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He taught history and British studies at Harlaxton College from 1994-99, and since 1999 he has taught history at UE. In 2003, he was honored with the Exemplary Teacher Award, presented by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. He is the author of The Second Disruption: The Free Church in Victorian Scotland and the Origins of the Free Presbyterian Church (Tuckwell Press, 2000) and numerous articles and chapters of books. His research interests are war, war memorials, and religion. His grandfather was a stretcher bearer in World War I.

The First World War killed around 10 million men and helped shape the modern world. The war had a devastating impact on traditional religious belief, especially in formerly pious countries like Scotland.  Through an analysis of around one thousand Scottish war memorials,  mostly erected in the early 1920s, this lecture is a measurement of  the extent to which religion continued to be a force in society.  This involves a discussion of not only location and form, but also iconography and inscriptions, and is one way to assess the real impact war had on traditional religion in Scotland.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* 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


* 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).

* 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!


Info You Should Know

* Winter Intersession Courses

Registration for Winter Intersession courses is now underway. The online courses offered during winter break run December 13 to January 4. Take advantage of this opportunity to lighten your spring course schedule, complete missing requirements, and earn the credits you need for graduation. Go to for more information.

The following courses are offered:
Larmann ART 105 Introduction to Visual Arts
Thomlison COMM 380 Intercultural Communication
Newhouse-Bailey EXSS 201 Introduction to Sport Management
Rodd EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health
Alhenawi FIN 280 Personal Finance and Wealth Management
Rosen/Rawski MGT 280 LinkedIn and Social Networking: #Land Your Career
Fraering MKT 380 Services Marketing
Kim PSCI 100 World Politics
Stevenson PSYC 229 Social Psychology
Plikuhn SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology

* 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!!

* Faculty - Spring 2013 Term Adoptions Now Due at Bookstore

Faculty are reminded that adoptions for the Spring 2013 term on now due in the UE Bookstore.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore as soon as possible.



* Shemikah A. Colleton

Senior biology/pre-med and psychology student, Shemikah A. Colleton's abstract tilted "Development and optimization of quantitative image analysis for hepatocyte BrdU labeling indices using NIS-Elements software" has been chosen by the Society of Toxicological Pathologists as the official template for all abstract submissions for the 2013 annual convention in Portland, Oregon.

* UE captures top honors at SVO Hall of Fame Competition

Against stiff competition, the student veterans' organization from University of Evansville took top honors at an invitational SVO Hall of Fame Competition, held Oct. 27 in Indianapolis and sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI).

The event, which was open to the public, showcased the talents and achievements of the best of Indiana's SVOs. Besides the University of Evansville (UE), top SVOs from the following universities participated:
• Ball State University;
• Indiana University Southeast;
• Ivy Tech Bloomington;
• Ivy Tech Sellersburg;
• Ivy Tech Wabash Valley; and
• Purdue University.

IU Southeast and Purdue University took home second and third place honors, respectively.

The event was the culmination of previously-held grant competitions sponsored by Operation Diploma, MFRI's post-secondary education initiative. All SVOs presented to a panel of expert judges before a live audience at the NCAA Hall of Champions.

"We are so proud of each SVO that competed in the Hall of Fame event," said Stacie Hitt, director of Operation Diploma. "They are excellent examples of successful student organizations, and the public competition inspired those in the audience."
UE's SVO, called UE Vets, offered top-rate a presentation that clearly explained how it has pursued its established mission to "provide support and outreach to veterans, current service members, and their families as they transition from the military to college and beyond to the workforce."

The SVO received high praise from all of the judges.

"University of Evansville is an example of what an SVO should be," said Michael Dakduk, a competition judge and executive director of Student Veterans of American. "Not just in Indiana; they are a national example of what SVOs can aspire to be."

UE Vets has successfully competed for Operation Diploma grants every year since 2009, and was named as a military-friendly school by GI Jobs from 2010 - 2013. And the university's 2009 partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to serve as a Yellow Ribbon Institution of Higher Learning has led to a 383 percent increase in student veteran enrollment since 2009, according to UE Vets.

The SVO has put on a number of collaborative events, including a Veterans Day 5K Walk, Run and Roll Race, a Veterans Fair, and a city-wide book read aimed at increasing understanding of readjustment issues after military deployments. These events engaged a number of different constituencies, including UE alumni veterans, the UE campus and SVOs at the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College Southwest.

During opening remarks, MFRI Director Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth emphasized that all SVOs in attendance earned their way there through exemplary work.

"There's a reason why you have been chosen to participate today," she said. "By providing important avenues of connection and support, you are crucial to your peers' success, and you are also helping to educate your faculty and administrators about how much student service members and veterans bring to Indiana campuses. Thank you for making a difference on your campuses, in your communities, and beyond."

* 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.



* MVC Title on the Line Saturday for Men's Soccer

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team will cap “Purple Saturday” when it hosts No. 16 Creighton for a 7 p.m. match at Arad McCutchan Stadium Saturday evening.  More importantly, the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title will be on the line, as the Purple Aces can claim their first-ever MVC championship with a win over the Bluejays, but CU would claim the crown with a win or tie.

The Aces (9-6-1, 3-1-1 MVC) are coming off of their first tie of the season, as they earned a 2-2 draw with Drake last Saturday night in Des Moines, Iowa.  With both teams getting on the scoreboard, it ended a 10-match streak for UE where one team had failed to score.  The Aces were 5-5 in that same span, posting shutouts over Oral Roberts, Eastern Illinois, Missouri State, SIU Edwardsville and Central Arkansas.  Against the Bulldogs, sophomore Mark Anthony Gonzalez notched his fourth goal of the season in the 27th minute and freshman Faik Hajderovic got on the score sheet for the first time in six games, when he converted on a penalty kick chance in 69th minute for his team-leading fifth goal of the year.

Hajderovic leads the Aces offensively with 15 points, scoring five goals and adding five assists.  Gonzalez is second on the squad with nine points on four goals and one assists, while senior captain Jesse Sharp is third on the team with eight points on three goals and a pair of assists.  In goal, sophomore goalkeeper Eric Teppen sports a 1.31 goals against average with 64 saves and five shutouts in just over 1443 minutes between the posts.

Creighton (12-3-2, 4-0-1 MVC) enters Saturday’s contest on a seven-match winning streak and is unbeaten in its last eight games.  The Bluejays opened Valley play with a scoreless tie at Drake on Sept. 29, before going on their winning streak.  CU has outscored its opponents, 26-12, this season and has yet to allow a goal in conference action.  Creighton has conceded just two goals in its last eight matches, with both of them coming in a 3-2 win at Princeton. 

Timo Pitter and Jose Gomez lead the Bluejays with 16 points each, while three other CU players have tallied six or more points.  Pitter’s points have come on seven goals and two assists, and Gomez has found the back of the net four times and leads the MVC with eight assists.  Alex Bolowich and Jeff Gal have split time in goal for Creighton, as Bolowich has logged 871 minutes in goal and Gal has played the other 720 minutes.  Gal has put up the better statistics, going 8-0-0 in his eight starts with a 0.25 goals against average, 28 saves and six shutouts.  Bolowich owns a 4-3-2 record and a 1.03 goals against average with 38 saves and four clean sheets.

Creighton has dominated the all-time series with Evansville, going 21-3-1 against the Aces in 25 previous meetings.  Last season, the Bluejays posted a 2-0 win over UE in Omaha, Neb.  Evansville’s last point against CU came in 2009, when the Aces played the Bluejays to a 1-1 draw.  UE’s last win over the Bluejays was a 2-1 victory at McCutchan Stadium in 2004.

* Busby, Springer Highlight All-MVC Honors for Aces

A pair of University of Evansville freshmen highlighted the annual Missouri Valley Conference women’s soccer awards banquet for the Purple Aces Thursday night in Omaha, Neb.  Simone Busby was named the MVC Goalkeeper of the Year, while Abby Springer received MVC Freshman of the Year honors.

In addition to Busby and Springer, four other UE players earned All-MVC recognition and the UE coaching staff was named the MVC Coaching Staff of the Year.  Head coach Krista McKendree and her staff guided the Aces to a 4-1-1 Valley record and Evansville’s first MVC regular-season championship since 2008 despite its seventh-place selection in the MVC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

Junior Stephanie Thompson joined Busby and Springer on the All-MVC First Team, as UE garnered three first-team selections.  Busby led the MVC and currently leads the nation with a .940 save percentage, while her league-best 0.32 goals against average ranks her third in the country.  Springer led the Aces this season with 12 points on five goals and a pair of assists, including a three-goal effort in a 4-1 win over Illinois State in the MVC opener, marking the first time an Evansville player had recorded a hat trick since 2008.  Thompson ranked second on the team with 10 points, as she found the back of the net four times, including a pair of game-winners, and dished out a pair of assists.

Sophomore defender Taylor Brand was named to the All-MVC Second team and senior midfielder Olivia Robinson received All-MVC Honorable Mention laurels.  Brand was recognized as the MVC Defender of the Week this year for her efforts in UE’s 4-1 win over preseason favorite Illinois State, as she held MVC Player of the Year Rachel Tejada to just two shots with none of them being on goal.  Robinson was a key component of Evansville’s defensive unit that allowed just two goals and posted four shutouts in six league games.

UE also placed three players on the MVC All-Freshman Team, as forward Kayla Smith joined Busby and Springer on the 12-player squad.  Smith finished her freshman campaign with nine points, scoring four goals and recording an assist.  The Evansville, Ind., native tallied four points in UE’s final three games of the regular season, notching the game-winner against Northern Iowa and scoring on her only shot against Indiana State.

The top-seeded Aces will open MVC Tournament play Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., when they take on fifth-seeded Indiana State at Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb.

* Swimming and Diving Teams to Host Missouri State

The University of Evansville’s swimming and diving teams will return to the pool this Friday afternoon when they host Missouri State in a dual meet. The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. at Wyttenbach Pool inside the Carson Center.

The men and women’s swimming and diving teams are looking to bounce back from a disappointing weekend in which they fell to Miami (Ohio) in a dual meet on Friday and the UE women came up short in their meet with Illinois State Saturday.

At the conclusion of their meets with both the RedHawks and Redbirds, the UE women posted a combined seven victories, including the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay. Abby Smith continued her impressive season in the pool placing first in both the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.37 and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.18. Caroline Lee also placed first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:10.16, while Melissa Thurman was victorious in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:22.21

The UE men claimed a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:11.22, as well as winning four other events against Miami (Ohio). Garrett Johnson took the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle, while Alex Seward took first-place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.17. Ashton Bishop also grabbed a win in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.92. Mallet Reid took first-place in the three-meter diving event posting a score of 231.37.

After Friday’s meet with Missouri State, the Aces will host an Alumni Meet on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

* 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.





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* 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.

* 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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