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Monday, November 5, 2012

* Holiday Schedule Announced

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

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

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

What's Happening Today

* Art Department Senior Showcase Is Today!

The Art Department presents "Kid at Heart" the 2012 Senior Showcase on November 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Krannert Hall Gallery. You are invited to "unleash your inner child" and view the works of art presented by senior art majors. Food and drinks will be provided!
 

* Nurse Visit/Flu Shots

The nurse will be in Koch North lobby Monday, Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m.  Flu shots are still available Nov.5; please have exact cash ($15) or check payable to the University of Evansville.

* Plant Sale All This Week in Koch Center

The Bi-Sci and ECO Clubs are having their plant sale this week in Koch Center.  Potted plants grown in the UE biology greenhouse will be available starting at $5.  Plants can be viewed on the 2nd floor of Koch Center in the Biology wing, across from Room 200, all week long.  Support a campus club and get a great addition for your dorm room or garden!

* Engineering Students - Today Last Day to RSVP for Engineering Speed Networking Event

Attention engineering students, TODAY is the last day to RSVP for the second-annual Engineering Speed Networking Event. Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops). The event will be held Wednesday, November 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you!

* 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. 

 

* 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 uepride@gmail.com with the organization you will be representing and the names of the people who are participating by November 15. For more information visit http://pride.evansville.edu/programs/drag.asp.

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: A Belated Halloween Treat?

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series this week in Wheeler Concert on Tuesday evening, November 6, at 7:30, with a performance of H. K. Gruber’s Frankenstein!!.  Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct a diverse ensemble comprising Department of Music faculty members and guest artists in a performance of the modernist work, and while it may seem belated, this Frankenstein!! actually has more to do with Election Day than with Halloween.  Assistant Professor of Music History John Jordan will explain that statement further in pre-performance comments on the composer and his work.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Three Department of Music students will present their Senior Recitals in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, November 11.  Soprano Alexandria Wreggelsworth will perform at 1:00, mezzo-soprano Alexandria Smith will perform at 2:30, and saxophonist Caleb Thompson will perform at 4:00.  All student recitals are free and open to the public.

 

* OSA's Harvest Soup Sale Planned for Wednesday!

Please come and enjoy a Harvest Soup Sale at the Graves Hall front lobby, Wednesday, Nov. 7, open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For $5 you receive a big cup of soup, a dessert, and a bottle of water. All proceeds will go to the OSA Scholarship fund. Please come and warm your heart and tummy as you share in the harvest.

* Chili Bowl Sale This Thursday

The Department of Art's annual Chili Bowl Sale will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, November 8, on the Hyde Hall Lawn. Select a colorful bowl made by UE ceramics students and enjoy chili for lunch. Prices are $5 for students for first bowl, $7 for everyone else for first bowl, and $10 for each additional bowl. For more information, please contact the Department of Art, x2043. 

* 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
(http://www.evansville.edu/iew/schedule.cfm)

* 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.

* 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 (eb143@evansville.edu) or Tiffani Emery (te43@evansville.edu).
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.

Info You Should Know

* Attention - Students Registered to Vote Locally

Attention - students who are registered to vote locally should know that the closest election center is at Methodist Temple located at 2109 Lincoln Avenue. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Photo ID is required to vote in the State of Indiana.

* 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 www.evansville.edu/registrar 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 (kb4@evansville.edu) or Shane White (sw69@evansville.edu)
 

Congratulations

* Thanks to Everyone Who Made Homecoming 2012 a Big Success!

The Homecoming Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make Homecoming 2012 a big success.

Here are the winners of the Student Homecoming contests:

60s Game show: 1st Alpha Omicron Pi, 2nd Phi Gamma Delta, 3rd Chi Omega

UE’s Best Dance Crew: 1st Alpha Omicron Pi, 2nd Phi Gama Delta, 3rd Chi Omega

Trick or Eat: 1st Sigma Phi Epsilon, 2nd Resident Students Association, 3rd Chi Omega

Chili Cook-off: 1st Phi Gamma Delta, 2nd Phi Kappa Tau, 3rd Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Fan Fest Booth: 1st Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Banner Contest: 1st Sigma Phi Epsilon, 2nd Delta Omega Zeta, 3rd Chi Omega

Congratulations to Brock Reneer who was voted Homecoming King and Anna Ziemak who was voted the 2012 Homecoming Queen. Other court finalists included Sam Creel, Alex Gregurich, Michael Armanno, Jordan Van Wyk, Brooke Routh and Alicia Lewandowski

 

* Margaret McMullan

UE Professor Margaret McMullan delivered the Keynote address at the Southern Indiana Writer’s Conference Saturday, November 3 in Vincennes, Indiana. She also spoke at the Mississippi Library Association annual convention in Natchez, Mississippi on October 25. Her novel Sources of Light won the state’s 2012 Special Book Award. McMullan will read from new work at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Tuesday, November 6, and at the Bard's Town Inn in Louisville, Kentucky on December 14. McMullan is the National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Evansville.

* Harlaxton College Receives Recognition as Part of English Heritage Angel Awards Program

Harlaxton College and Skillington Workshop Ltd have received recognition as part of the English Heritage "Angel Awards" programme, recognizing the "time, effort, and determination" shown in rescuing the "Baroque Lion Terrace."In a national competition co-funded by English Heritage and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, restoration projects around Britain are judged and awarded prizes.

The certificate reads, "Heroic rescue projects like this make an important contribution to local and national history, to the life of the local community and to the vital task of securing England's rich and varied heritage for present and future generations."

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, signed the citation.

Our appreciation and congratulations to our College Team who led this project:  Suzanne Kingsley, Chris Meadows, and Ian Welsh.

 

* Catherine Fraley

Congratulations to Catherine Fraley, instructor of French, who was named the collegiate-level Teacher of the Year for 2012 by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. The award was presented Saturday, November 3, during the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association conference in Indianapolis. (Pictured: Jessica Sturm, president of the Indiana chapter of the AATF, hands Cathy her plaque and a certificate.)

* 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."

Athletics

* Aces Fall to Indiana State in MVC Semifinals

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end Friday afternoon in Omaha, Neb., as the Purple Aces fell, 2-1, to No. 5 seed Indiana State in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

Junior Stephanie Thompson scored a late goal for the Purple Aces (5-8-3), but a pair of first-half goals by Indiana State (8-9-3) proved to be enough for the Sycamores, as they advanced to Sunday’s title match.

ISU got off to a quick start and took an early lead in the 25th minute on a goal by Bria Caldwell.  Caldwell dribbled around a pair of Evansville defenders, before sending a low, driving shot from the top, left corner of the 18-yard box inside the far post.

Indiana State doubled its lead in the 38 th minute, when Caldwell was credited with an assist on Sydney Lovelace’s fourth goal of the year.  Caldwell delivered a short pass to Lovelace in the middle of the field, who sent a left-footed shot into the upper, right corner of the net from 25 yards out.

ISU held the Aces to just two shots in the first 45 minutes, while firing 13.  The Sycamores also earned all three first-half corner kick chances and forced Evansville goalkeeper Simone Busby to make seven first-half saves.

Evansville regrouped at half time and battled back in the second half, taking nine shots to ISU’s three and creating several opportunities in front of the Indiana State net.

Thompson finally broke through with an unassisted goal, her fifth of the year, in the 78th minute and the Aces pushed numbers forward over the final 15 minutes, but could not find the equalizer and Indiana State held on for a 2-1 victory.

Thompson and freshman Kayla Smith led UE offensively with three shots each and combined for six of Evansville’s eight shots on goal.  Busby ended the evening with nine saves, as her record fell to 4-2-3.

For the match, the Sycamores outshot the Aces, 16-11, and took the only four corner kicks of the match.

UE finishes its season with a 5-8-3 overall record and claimed its first MVC regular-season championship since 2008 by finishing 4-1-1 in league play.  Indiana State will play the winner of the Illinois State/Creighton match Sunday afternoon for the MVC Tournament title.

* Bears Defeat Aces in Dual Meet

The University of Evansville men's and women's swimming and diving teams lost a dual meet today at Wyttenbach Pool inside the Carson Center. The men were defeated by a final score of 145-72 while the women lost 125-112.

The UE women took first-place in seven different events. Abby Smith took the top spot in both the women’s 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.19 and the 100-yard freestyle clocking in at 53.45. Smith also contributed to a first-place win in 400-yard freestyle relay along with teammates Mackenzie Harris, Michelle Tipton, and Michea Reinitz.  Michelle Tipton came out on top in the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:56.40.  Mackenzie Powell also took a first-place win in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:09.85.

Diver Sadie Wells swept the boards in both the women’s 1-meter and 3-meter diving with a combined score of 525.91.

The UE men took second-place in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay with a final time of 3:10.26. Cameron Wickes placed second in both the men’s 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:52.84 and the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:47.29. Ashton Bishop won second-place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.67 as well as the 100-yard freestyle with a final time of 46.75.

The UE swimming and diving teams now look to bounce back when they travel to Indianapolis to take on IUPUI on November 10.

* Southern Illinois Picks Up 3-1 Victory Over Volleyball

Four Salukis recorded double figure kills as the Southern Illinois volleyball team grabbed a 3-1 win over the University of Evansville on Friday evening at the Carson Center.Alysia Mayes and Jessica Whitehead led SIU (19-6, 9-5 MVC) with 16 kills apiece.  The Salukis also registered 19 team blocks on the night as Mayes tallied four solo and seven block assists.  Leading the Aces was Hannah Wilson, who finished with 13 kills and 11 digs.  Ashley Ring chipped in ten kills.

Ring notched five kills in the opening set as the Aces put forth a dominant effort before rallying late for the win.  Rachel TenHoor had a pair of early kills as the Aces scooted out to a 5-1 advantage.  Later, a kill by Ring helped UE take its largest lead at 13-6.

Southern Illinois chipped away at the deficit and made its run.  Down 21-16, SIU scored five of the next six points to knot the score at 22-22 before Evansville took advantage of a pair of Saluki errors to grab the 25-23 win.  Jessica Whitehead led SIU in the opening frame with seven kills.

Evansville grabbed another 5-1 advantage in the second game before SIU fought back to a 6-6 tie.  UE retook its advantage, going up 15-11 on an SIU service error, but Alysia Mayes got SIU back on track, recording three solo blocks and three block assists in the game to help the Salukis take a 19-18 edge.  They would hang on to take a 25-22 win as UE had two errors in the final tallies.

In the third set, it was SIU who took charge in the early going as they took a 4-2 lead before stretching that out to a 15-9 advantage.  Down 17-12, Evansville reeled off five points in a row as Emma Roberson tallied a pair of kills to tie the game up.

The Salukis retook the lead, eventually going up 24-20, but the Aces put up a fight, scoring four in a row, including two Ring kills, to tie it up at 24.  The rally ended, however, as Mayes pushed the Salukis to a win with two game-ending kills. 

UE held strong at the beginning of the fourth set, but a 10-0 SIU run would be the difference.  With the Aces up 7-6, Southern Illinois took advantage of seven UE errors in the run and never looked back, cruising to a 25-12 win.

Next weekend, the Aces will wrap up the home schedule with a pair of league games.  Bradley comes to town on Friday before the Aces host Northern Iowa on Saturday.  Game time for the Braves is set for 7 p.m. before the contest versus the Panthers at 5 p.m.  Saturday will also mark Senior Night as Jessica Knackmuhs and Hannah Wilson will be honored.
 

* Collins, Ware Lead UE in Exhibition Win over USI

After a slow start in the opening half, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team recovered to post a 65-47 win over visiting Southern Indiana in its first and only exhibition game of the year Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center.

Senior Taylor Ware led all scorers with 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Purple Aces, while fellow senior Meagan Collins also scored in double figures with 13 points, hitting five of her six field goal attempts.  Senior Samantha Heck was just one point shy of a double-double, as she brought down a game-high 15 rebounds and tallied nine points.

Southern Indiana led for much of the first half, pushing its lead to six points on three occasions in the opening stanza.  Mary O’Keefe gave USI a 18-12 lead with just over nine and a half minutes into the contest by making one of two free throw attempts and Libby Ogden’s bucket at the 5:33 mark put the Eagles up 27-21.

Ware sank a pair of free throws with 3:56 remaining in the half to trim the margin to 27-26, marking the last time that USI would have the lead.  Evansville closed the half on a 7-2 run to take a 33-29 lead into the locker room.

UE continued its run into the second half, as the Aces pushed their lead to 11 at 41-30 on a Ware layup with 17:07 remaining in the contest.  Southern Indiana trimmed the lead to seven on a three-pointer by Brierra Young with just over 10 minutes, but the Eagles would get no closer, as Evansville pulled away late.

The Aces put the game away with three-straight triples with just over two minutes to go, as Kat Taylor buried a three at the 2:19 mark and Katie Ellerson hit back-to-back treys to extend UE’s margin to 63-45 with 1:16 left on the clock.

After Southern Indiana connected on 12 of its 30 shots in the first half, Evansville’s defense limited the Eagles to just six buckets in the second half on 27 attempts for a 22.2 percent clip.  Meanwhile, UE shot 10-for-23 in the second half, including a 5-for-10 effort from behind the three-point line.

The Aces outscored USI, 30-18, inside the paint and outrebounded the Eagles, 38-35, while creating 21 Southern Indiana turnovers.  Evansville also hit 85 percent of its free throw opportunities, going 17-for-20 at the charity stripe.

Anna Hackert recorded a double-double to lead USI, as she tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Taylor Stevenson added eight points for the Eagles in the losing effort.

The Purple Aces will open the regular season, Friday, Nov. 9, when they travel to Ball State.  The game is slated to begin at 7 p.m. from John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.

* UE's MVC Title Bid Comes Up Short in 2-1 Loss to Creighton

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team’s bid for its first-ever Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title came up just short Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium, as visiting No. 16 Creighton claimed the championship outright with a 2-1 win.

An early miscue by UE (9-7-1, 3-1-1 MVC) led to an early Creighton (13-3-2, 5-0-1 MVC) goal in the eighth minute.  The Bluejays took advantage of a prime scoring chance when a UE defender played a ball over goalkeeper Eric Teppen and it landed at the feet of Creighton’s Timo Pitter, who put it in the back of an open net for his eighth goal of the year.

The Aces fought back and found the equalizer in the 21st minute, when sophomore Mark Anthony Gonzalez put home a rebound off of a shot by Nick Schroeder.  Schroeder fired a low shot that was initially saved by CU keeper Jeff Gal, but Gal was unable to corral it and the loose ball ended up at the feet of Gonzalez, who knotted the score at 1-1.

The Bluejays closed the half with a tally on a corner kick just over a minute before the halftime whistle to regain the lead at 2-1.  Jose Ribas sent a left-footed corner kick service to the back post, where Brent Kallman was waiting and headed the ball into the back of the net.

Both sides fired six shots in the first stanza and Creighton held a slim, 3-2, advantage heading into the locker room.

Evansville and Creighton created their fair share of scoring chances in the second half, forcing the opposing goalkeepers to make three saves each.

The Aces pushed numbers forward late in the game, but the Bluejay defense was able to stave off the UE attack and claim the MVC regular-season crown.

CU attempted eight shots to Evansville’s five over the final 45 minutes, while neither team was able to earn a corner kick.

Gonzalez led the Aces with three shots and Schroeder put both of his attempts on frame, as they were the only UE players to get off more than one shot.  In goal, Teppen tallied three saves, with two of them coming in the second half.

Evansville will now await its seed for the upcoming MVC Tournament that will begin with quarterfinal play on Nov. 7 at Shea Stadium in Peoria, Ill.
 

* Full Team Effort Gives Aces 79-54 Win Over UIS

Colt Ryan scored a game-high 17 points as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team picked up a 79-54 win over Illinois-Springfield in the exhibition finale on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center.Ryan did it all once again, hitting 5-of-13 shots and all six free throw attempts while recording nine assists, six rebounds and four steals.  Ned Cox posted a 12-point effort while Jordan Jahr had ten points and seven rebounds.  Leading the way for the Prairie Stars was Dylan Sparkman, who finished the game with 13 points and seven boards.

Freshman Egidijus Mockevicius made his first start and along with that, an immediate impact.  The Lithuania native tallied four rebounds in the opening three minutes as UE jumped out to the early lead.

Illinois-Springfield held leads of 4-3 and 5-4 before Evansville went on a 14-0 run.  The Aces did a great job of spreading the ball around in the run as six players recorded a bucket.  UIS fought back with an 8-2 stretch before a Jordan Jahr trey helped UE retake a double figure edge.  Helping the Aces in the opening ten minutes was rebounding as they led UIS by an 18-6 margin at that point.

The lead hovered around 10 points over the remainder of the period before UE went to halftime up 40-27.  Troy Taylor led the Aces with eight points in the half while the Prairie Stars were led by Jamall Millson's nine.

After UIS scored the first basket of the second half, Evansville bounced back with a 10-0 run as Ned Cox registered four points.  The lead hit 20 on a Lewis Jones jumper during the run and kept going up from there.  Inside of eight minutes remaining, David Howard scored his first bucket to make it a 30-point game at 69-39 before the Aces finished up with the 79-54 victory.

The Aces outrebounded UIS by a 49-28 margin while shooting 45.7%.  Both teams had efficient free throw efforts as UE was 11-13 and UIS was 15-18.  Troy Taylor led everyone with nine rebounds to go along with his eight points.  Mockevicius finished with six points and six rebounds.  Thirteen Evansville players scored in the game.

In just seven days, the season will officially get underway.  Evansville travels to Notre Dame for the opener.  Tip time will be announced this week as soon as a start time is announced for UND's football game at Boston College.

* Tip Time At Notre Dame Set For 1 p.m.

The tip off time for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team’s season-opening contest at Notre Dame was announced on Sunday.Evansville and the No. 22 Irish are set to tip off at 1 p.m. CT (Notre Dame is in the eastern time zone) at Purcell Pavilion.

The Aces are coming off of a 2-0 preseason, gaining wins over USI last weekend before taking down Illinois Springfield by a 79-54 final on Saturday.  Colt Ryan led the way in both contests, tallying 33 versus the Screaming Eagles before finish with 17 against the Prairie Stars.

Notre Dame was 22-12 a season ago, including a 16-1 mark at home.  The Irish season ended with a 67-63 loss to Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

* Thompson Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

University of Evansville junior forward Stephanie Thompson was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 Second Team for her efforts in the classroom and on the pitch this season in an announcement by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Friday morning.

Thompson was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team at the MVC awards banquet last night in Omaha, Neb., after scoring 10 points on the year on four goals, including a pair of game-winners, and two assists.

The Evansville native scored goals in two of UE’s last three games and posted a four-point effort in the Aces’ MVC opener against Illinois State, scoring a goal and dishing out a pair of assists.

Off the field, Thompson boasts a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in exercise science.  She was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team last season, in addition to earning MVC All-Tournament Team honors and All-MVC Honorable Mention recognition.

Thompson and the Aces will open MVC Tournament play later this afternoon, when they take on No. 5 seed Indiana State at 3:30 p.m. in the first of two semifinal matches in Omaha, Neb.

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