University of Evansville

University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Friday, November 9, 2012

* Coming Up Sunday: Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series Event

The next event in UE's Patricia H. Snyder Concert & Lecture Series features archaeologist David Ilan who will discuss "Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Israel and Why They Matter."  The lecture is free and open to the public at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, November 11 at Temple Adath B'nai Israel, 8440 Newburgh Road in Evansville. 

Dr. Ilan is the director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. 

A native of Los Angeles, Ilan has lived in Israel since 1976. His work focuses on the land of Israel and the world of the Bible. His publications deal with a wide range of subjects, including northern Israel in the early Iron Age (the biblical period of the Judges), the archaeology of death, and the problem of antiquities plunder and trade.

One of his most recent publications is a chapter in the volume Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond (Brill, 2011), co-edited by Jennie Ebeling, chair of the UE Department of Archaeology and Art History.

Made possible through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville, the Patricia H. Snyder Concert & Lecture Series was created in 1997 to bring speakers or performers of national or international renown to Evansville at no cost to the public. The concerts and lectures in this series span a wide variety of topics, and are aimed at both the Evansville and campus communities. Events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Ilan’s lecture is presented in partnership with Temple Adath B’Nai Israel, with additional support from the Bronstein Foundation, Casino Aztar, and the Evansville Courier & Press.

* Help SAB Win A Thousand Bucks!

Toyota Visitors Center is having a College Facebook Competition – the winner gets $1,000 for their University Student Activities board & personal pride. Can you help us win this?

1. Go to the site: http://www.facebook.com/tmmivc?fref=ts

2. Like their Facebook page & post "University of Evansville"

3. Reminder - you can only vote once for your college. Voting Ends Nov. 15.


We are currently ahead of USI and Oakland City, but let’s build the lead. Thanks & Go Aces!

What's Happening Today

* All Welcome at Veterans Day Service – TODAY!

All are welcome at the Veterans Day Service – TODAY! - November 9 from 11:00 a.m.-noon in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day at our special service.   A light luncheon reception will immediately follow on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

* Theatre and Music Present The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The University of Evansville Departments of Theatre and Music is presenting the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on November 16 and 17 and at 2:00 p.m. on November 18.

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ final (and unfinished) novel, this thriller garnered the 1986 Tony Award for Best Musical, in addition to winning Best Book and Best Score. After a young groom, Edwin Drood, disappears one stormy night, a veritable smorgasbord of eccentric characters are suspected to have played a role in the bizarre mystery. Grand musical numbers are interspersed with the twists and turns of a tightly woven whodunit culminating in an unusual finale with audience members voting on the suspenseful and hilarious resolution.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is directed by R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre, and choreographed by Ricki Smith Newman.  The musical features a 15-person student orchestra, led by musical director Gregory B. Rike, professor of music. Associate Professor of Theatre Eric Renschler, serves as the scenic designer; Professor of Theatre Pattti McCrory and senior Maria Smith are the costume designers; Assistant Professor of Theatre Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; guest artist and 2012 alumnus BJ Brooks is the sound designer.

The production features a principal cast including junior Lilli Hokama, and seniors  Beccah Dowden, Joseph Miller, and Jacob Buras. Other leading characters in the 23-member cast include Maryam Louise Abdi, Ben Anderson, Jessica Intner, and Nicholas Selting.

Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Three-play subscriptions for the Shanklin Theatre season are available for $33. Including the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a season ticket also includes The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserstein, February 15-24 and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, April 12- 21. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2013, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* Libraries' Current Displays Honor Veterans and Spotlight International Education

Come learn more about our servicemen and women from a beautiful display of research compiled by Elizabeth Bostelman and put together by the UE VETS with respect to Veterans Day featured in UE Libraries. The Veterans Day Service for the UE campus community will be held Friday, November 9 in Ridgway University Center.

Coinciding is the 6th annual International Education Week at UE with speakers and events beginning November 12–16, and the libraries is proud to spotlight a display showcasing the week’s schedule, colorful paper cranes for peace, and study abroad information.

Spring 2013 reservations are open to the campus community for a display case to showcase your organization’s events next semester.  Contact Laura Summers at the Circulation Desk, via email (ls120@evansville.edu), or phone (812-488-1062), for more information.

 

* 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!

* 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

* Chi Omega's Dishes for Wishes Philanthropy on November 17

Chi Omega's annual Dishes for Wishes philanthropic event will be held November 17 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The money raised goes directly to the Make A Wish foundation to help grant sick children's wishes. Come enjoy 90+ delicious dishes made by the wonderful women of Chi Omega! Tickets are being sold now through the day of the event by Chi Omega sisters. Red tickets for 5:30 p.m. admission are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Gold tickets for 5:00 p.m. admission are $10.

* PT Club to Meet November 13

If you are a physical therapy major, undergraduate or graduate student, you should get involved in UE's Physical Therapy Club. The next club meeting is November 13 at 4 pm in Room 104, Graves Hall. Club membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing physical therapy. Benefits of club membership include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to physical therapy students
• Free student newsletters and literature from the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) National Student Assembly
• Community and Campus Volunteer opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA sanctioned events
• Fellowship and mentoring from upperclassmen who have experienced the application process of getting into PT school

If you have any questions, please contact club president Jenny Murphy at jm451@evansville.edu

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon Set for Thursday, November 15

Douglas Reed, University Organist, will present Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon on Thursday, November 15, at 12:10 p.m.  The 40 minute program will focus on composers whose 2012 birthdays marked important milestones: the 450th of John Bull and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, the 300th of John Stanley, and the 100th of John Cage.  Dr. Reed will play the Charles Fisk mechanical action organ and the Francile MacDonald McGary portative organ at the front of Neu Chapel sanctuary.  All are welcome.  Bring your lunch!  

* Healthy For the Holidays Fair this Saturday

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2013 would like to extend an invitation to Healthy for the Holidays Health Fair.  The health fair is on November 10 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am near the University of Evansville softball and baseball fields.  The fair will be geared toward families and include multiple health information booths and fun activities for adults and kids alike!  Activities include Zumba, prize drawings and more!  Admission is free for everyone!
 

* Phi Alpha Theta Calendar Pre-Sales

Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society on campus, will be selling calendars again this year in order to raise money to help our members attend conferences.  The 2013 calendar theme is "Once Upon UE" and features faculty as characters from various stories and fairy tales, including Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood, Hercules, and Alice in Wonderland.  Pre-orders will take place Monday, November 12 through Wednesday, November 14 in Ridgway University Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m  The cost of the calendar is $10.  Calendars will be available for pick-up after Thanksgiving Break.

* Dan Miller to Speak on November 12 during International Education Week

Join us on Monday, November 12 as we celebrate International Education Week with this year’s featured speaker Dan Miller.  Mr. Miller, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana at UE, has had a long and storied career in international business, serving at the executive level in companies such as Kimball International, International Knife and Saw, and Whirlpool Corporation.  His presentation “Experiences from My Global Career:  Perspectives on Lessons Learned” begins at 7:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  A reception will follow in the Bernhardt Atrium. This event is free and open to the public.  Contact ck116@evansville.edu for more information.  For a detailed schedule of IEW events, visit iew.evansville.edu or email studyabroad@evansville.edu.

 

* International Education Week Includes Study Abroad Fair and Speaker

A Study Abroad Fair and a featured speaker are planned for Monday, November 12 as part of International Education Week (November 12-16)

The Study Abroad Fair will be in the Bernhardt Atrium of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn all about opportunities to “engage the world” through study, research, internships abroad. Speak with faculty leading programs abroad and students who’ve studied or carried out research at with UE programs, at Harlaxton College, and at affiliated partner sites. Pick up an application, schedule an appointment, win valuable prizes.

Then at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dan Miller, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, will present “Experiences from My Global Career: Perspectives on Lessons Learned.” His lecture will be in Smythe Lecture Hall, (Room 170),  Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

Other vents planned for the week include: Tuesday’s Student Presentations and Jezreel Panel; Wednesday’s Language Lessons and I-House Poetry Reading; Thursday’s Int’l Internship Panel; and Friday’s International Bazaar.

For more information about these and other International Education Week events, visit http://iew.evansville.edu or email studyabroad@evansville.edu

* 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)

* Annual Ethics Lecture Planned for November 13

The annual Ethics Lecture is planned for November 13, 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be Dr. Luciano Floridi will discuss Information Ethics and the Political Foundations of the Information Society.

Floridi is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, Research Chair in Philosophy of Information and the UNESCO Chair of Information and Computer Ethics.  He is also a Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, and the founder and director of the IEG, the Oxford University Information Ethics research Group.

The post-Westphalian Nation State developed by becoming more and more an Information Society. However, in so doing, it progressively made itself less and less the main information agent, because what made the Nation State possible and then predominant, as a historical driving force in human politics, namely Information and Computing Technologies, is also what is now making it less central, in the social, political and economic life of humanity across the world. Geo-politics is now global and increasingly non-territorial, but the Nation State still defines its identity and political legitimacy in terms of a sovereign territorial unit, as a Country. Such tension calls for a serious exercise in conceptual re-engineering: how should the new informational multiagent systems (MAS) be designed in such a way as to take full advantage of the socio-political progress made so far, while being able to deal successfully with the new global challenges (from the environment to the financial markets) that are undermining the legacy of that very progress?

This lecture shall defend an answer to this question in terms of a design of political MAS based on principles borrowed from information ethics.

* Professor Luciano Floridi to Speak at Crick Lecture on November 12

The next Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences is set for November 12, 4:00 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center. The speaker will be Dr. Luciano Floridi, professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, Research Chair in Philosophy of Information and the UNESCO Chair of Information and Computer Ethics. The Varieties of Complexity will be his topic

Floridi’s lecture is divided into three parts:  i.) a simple introduction to four well-known senses in which different scientific fields speak of complexity, namely state complexity, Kolmogorov complexity,computational complexity, and programming complexity and an intuitive way in which they can be linked in a conceptual, unified view; ii.) the outline of a new concept of complexity, to be labelled coordination complexity, which completes the unified view; and iii.)  the argument that “big” problems may be problems with maximum degree of coordination complexity, which require the mobilisation of the whole system to be tackled.

* Is It Time for Your Annual Mammogram?

The St. Mary’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the University of Evansville on Friday, November 16, from 8:00 a.m.– noon.  The unit will be parked in Lot A outside of the Crayton E and Ellen Mann Health Center.

Mobile Digital Mammography is designed to provide a very convenient means for today’s busy woman to complete routine testing. The screening will utilize digital mammography technology, the most advanced mammography imaging available.

To qualify, it must be one year and one day since your last mammogram.

Please bring your insurance card for billing purposes.  Appointments can be made by calling St. Mary’s Breast Center at 812-485-4437.

 

Info You Should Know

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the December 2012 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/Tools/EmployeeAward/

* USPS Closed on Monday, November 12, Veteran's Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) is closed on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12,.  Please note due to ongoing USPS changes, UE will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed.  Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Monday, November 12, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 12.  For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Military Honor Wall

Do you have a current or past military person you would like to honor? The College of Education and Health Sciences, located in Graves Hall, invites you to add pictures of your special serviceman or woman to the Military Honor Wall. Submit photographs and information to Tana Chapman in Room 233, Graves Hall, as soon as possible to be included in this opportunity for the University of Evansville family to honor those who have served our nation.

All members of the University of Evansville community – faculty, staff, and students - are invited to contribute to this endeavor!

* Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-a-Family
The Office of Community Service Initiatives is once again coordinating the Adopt-a-Family program through the Evansville Rescue Mission to assist low income families in providing a Christmas for their children. If you, your friends or organization are interested in Adopting a Family, please email the CSI staff at csi@evansville.edu by November 16 so you can shop for your family over Thanksgiving Break. Items will be due back to CSI by December 3. More information will be provided after you sign up.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing
On December 1 from 10 am to 8 pm at the Schnuck’s on South Green River Rd. and Washington Ave., UE will be participating in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign. If you are interested, please sign up for a minimum of one hour slot. We will try to have someone at each entrance of the Schnuck’s. Here is the link to sign-up yourself, your family, or a group. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnCbGkp17DcAdE5iNGdKM29FNmtLTk5aTmNIdHVQZEE#gid=0

AIDS Holiday Project
We are looking for Volunteers for Friday, November 30th to wrap gifts at Barnes and Noble on South Green River Rd. for donation for the AIDS Holiday Project, benefiting Tri-State Alliance Christmas Project. The times are from 9am to 10pm and we ask that you sign up for a minimum of a 1 hour slot. To sign up for the AIDS Holiday Project please go to: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnCbGkp17DcAdHYwYXd0eFI2dnhQZTNnd1FIbFljRkE#gid=0

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Oxford Reference Online

After surviving this presidential campaign, are you curious about voter fraud in the U.S.?  Or would you like to remind yourself of Lincoln’s quote about escaping history?  Use Oxford Reference Online to retrieve answers to both of these questions.

Oxford Reference Online, created and maintained by the University of Oxford, provides over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource covering 25 different subject areas.  These areas include archaeology, history, linguistics, media studies, medicine, philosophy, quotations, science and technology.  The resource consists of two collections, Oxford Quick Reference and Oxford Reference Library, that are fully integrated and cross-searchable.

Oxford Quick Reference, a collection of over 125 core academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries, delivers fact checking or information about a concept, person, or term.  The Oxford Reference Library, composed of Oxford’s Encyclopedias and Companions, provides in-depth articles and essays on terms, concepts, and people.
You can browse the entire database, a particular subject area, or a specific book. Integrated tools for social bookmarking, email, and citation export are available.  Personalization features allow you to save a search, a favorite book, or an entry for future use.

Questions or comments?  Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) or Shane White (sw69@evansville.edu).
 

* December Graduates

December graduates are reminded that if they still need a cap and gown for graduation they should go to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. If you're graduating with a Masters degree you must go to the Bookstore immediately so that your garments can be order. Masters regalia is custom made and requires additional time to delivered.  Also there is still time to order graduation announcements if you desire them. Please place your order with the Bookstore as soon as you can.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore directly.

* 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

 

Congratulations

* Wayne Eldridge

Wayne Eldridge, director of Houskeeping, was recently inducted into The Greater Evansville USBCA hall of fame. Some of his many bowling honors over the years include a 300 game and 800 series, a GEUSBCA Senior Tournament championship and a Tri-State Tour title.

* Nathaniel Graves

Congratulations to Nathaniel Graves, an education major from Rensselaer, Indiana, who was selected to represent UE at the 23rd annual "Realizing the Dream" banquet tomorrow evening at the Hilton Indianapolis North.

Made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to the Independent Colleges of Indiana, the event recognizes first-generation students attending ICI's 31 colleges and universities in Indiana, along with their most influential teachers and families. Vincent Harper, assistant professor of education, will attend the banquet with Graves.

* Student Presentations

Two seniors Mason Blankenship (cognitive science  & computer science) and Christopher Harrison (cognitive science & philosophy) presented a paper, "Demonstrating the Incompatibility of Leibniz's Free Will with his Deterministic Universe," at the Steven Humphrey Student Philosophy Colloquium this past Friday, November 2, at the University of Louisville. Their paper attempted to show how Leibniz's doctrine of free will was incompatible with his calculus thereby suggesting that there are mathematical constraints that can limit philosophical answers to classical problems. The joint paper emerged out of their course paper for Philosophy 221, Early Modern Philosophy.

Senior Drew Reisinger (mathematics & cognitive science) gave a presentation titled "An Abstract Encoding of Surfaces Tiled by Parallelograms" at the Fall Meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America on Saturday, October 27th, at Butler University. The presentation described a concise representation of the combinatorics of parallelogram tilings in the plane and in space and demonstrated how computational methods can manipulate and visualize this representation. The encoding is the result of a joint project for the 2012 Indiana University REU program in Mathematics with IU undergraduate Kyla Baldwin and mathematics professor Matthias Weber.
 

Athletics

* Volleyball Set For Home Finale

The Purple Aces women’s volleyball team will look to finish the home schedule on a high note as they wrap up that portion of their schedule this weekend as Bradley and UNI come to town.Friday’s match versus Bradley is slated to begin at 7 p.m. while the contest against UNI on Saturday will start at 5 p.m.  Saturday’s game will also mark senior night as the duo of Jessica Knackmuhs and Hannah Wilson will be honored prior to the game.

Last weekend, the Aces fell by a 3-1 margin to Southern Illinois.  Wilson was UE’s top player as she collected 13 kills and 11 digs.  Ashley Ring finished with ten kills to increase her team-leading total to 339 on the season.

The Aces have played much better at home in MVC play as they are 3-4 at the Carson Center and 0-7 on the road.  Most of the home losses have been hard-fought contests as the matches against the Salukis and Shockers could have gone the Aces way with a few breaks going their way. 

Bradley comes to town holding a 9-17 overall record while going 3-12 in the Valley.  Since starting the league schedule with an 0-8 mark, the Braves have rebounded to go 3-4 in their last seven outings.  Madelyn Ervin is second in the league with 0.37 aces per set while Lauren Zerante is eighth, averaging 4.56 digs per set.

Northern Iowa is looking to grab another MVC championships, posting a 21-8 mark thus far while going 12-3 in the MVC.  The Panthers are the top offensive team in the league, leading the Valley in kills (14.49/set) and assists (13.37/set).  They also get the job done defensively as their 17.82 digs leads the way in the conference. 

Following the final weekend of home action, Evansville will be back on the road next weekend, facing Indiana State on Friday before completing the season at Illinois State on Saturday evening.
 

* Men's Basketball To Open Season At Notre Dame

Following a pair of exhibition tune-ups, the regular season is finally here as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will travel to No. 22 Notre Dame to open up the season on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. CT on ESPN3.Saturday’s game at Purcell Pavilion will be a part of the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.  Evansville will continue play in the event next weekend as Buffalo, Yale and Western Illinois will be in town for a round robin event.  Fans who would like to attend next week’s games can get admission to all six contests for just $30 while receiving a free Marty Simmons bobblehead.  Purchases must be made in person at the Carson Center Ticket Office.

Evansville played a pair of preseason games over the last two weekends, beginning with a 73-55 win over USI before a 79-54 triumph over Illinois-Springfield a week ago.  Several Aces found their rhythms as the regular season approaches.

UE senior Colt Ryan picked up right where he left off last year in the Aces’ two exhibition contests. After opening up with a 33-point effort versus USI, Ryan recorded a game-high 17 points in the win over Illinois-Springfield. He averaged 25.0 PPG in exhibition play while leading UE with 14 assists, six steals and 32 minutes per game. With those numbers, the senior is already in midseason form heading into the opener.

Senior Troy Taylor, UE’s starting point guard last season, led the Aces in 2011-12 with 4.9 rebounds per game. One would think that it would be tough for a 6-0 guard to keep up that pace once again, but those people do not know Taylor. The Anderson, Ind. native makes the most of his abilities and seems to be in the right spot at the right time to corral the boards. He led the Aces with an average of 8.5 boards per game in the preseason, tallying eight against USI before hauling in nine in the win over Illinois-Springfield.

The exhibition contests marked the first action this season for UE, but also marked the first in almost a year for redshirt sophomore Jordan Jahr.  Limited to just eight games a season ago due to a foot injury, the sharpshooter returned to the floor versus USI and saw 19 minutes of action while hauling in six rebounds and hitting a pair of free throws.

He upped the ante against UIS, making his first career start while scoring 10 points and grabbing seven rebounds. He was also 2-3 beyond-the-arc. Jahr’s 6-6 frame combined with his
long-range shooting ability will give Evansville a unique weapon as the season moves forward.

Notre Dame has made it to the NCAA Tournament in the last three years and in five of the last six campaigns. They are coming off of an impressive 22-12 season, which was them go 13-5 in the Big East and 16-1 at home. Jack Cooley, a 6-9 forward, led the Irish in scoring (12.5 PPG) and rebounding (8.9 RPG) last season. The Irish return 88.7% of their scoring from a year ago along with their starting five from the last 15 games of the 2011-12 season. That lineup posted an 11-4 mark over UND’s final stretch of the season.

Evansville and Notre Dame have not met since December 6, 1992 when the Irish picked up a 76-70 victory in South Bend. The Aces held a 39-32 lead at the half before UND fought back to outscore the Aces by a 44-31 margin. Andy Elkins hit 5-of-6 three-pointers on his way to tying a game-high of 21 points while Parrish Casebier had 18 and Scott Shreffler chipped in 17.

The Aces are 4-5 against in-state rival Notre Dame.  Evansville has won three of the last four games and is 4-1 in home games while 0-4 on the road. The last meeting, a 76-70 win for UND in South Bend, was played on December 6, 1992.

Fans can watch the game live on ESPN3.com or by listening to WUEV 91.5 and online at www.WUEV.org.
 

* Cross Country To Run In Great Lakes Regional

 Looking to expand upon what has already been a record-setting season, the University of Evansville cross county teams will be back on the course on Friday at the 2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional.Hosting the event will be the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Madison, Wisc.  The women’s squad will begin the action at noon on Friday with a 6-kilometer event while the men are set to run a 10K race at 1:15 p.m.

The University of Wisconsin has won the last eight men’s regional championships while the University of Michigan has won two of the last four on the women’s side.

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.

Last time out at the MVC Championships, it was Kelby Jenkins and Josh Genet leading the way for their respective teams.  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.

Results will be posted as soon as they are available.

* Nine Aces Named to All-MVC Men's Soccer Teams

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team had nine players named to All-Missouri Valley Conference teams Thursday evening at the annual MVC awards banquet.  Sophomore Nick Schroeder earned All-MVC Second Team honors to highlight the selections for the Purple Aces.

Schroeder has recorded seven points for UE this season, scoring three goals and tallying an assist.  Five of Schoreder’s points have come in Valley matches, which ties him for the team lead in league contests.  In conference action, the Brighton, Mich., native has scored a pair of goals, dished out an assist and put seven of his nine shots on goal.

In addition to Schroeder’s honor, six other Aces received All-MVC Honorable Mention recognition.  Freshman Faik Hajderovic, who leads UE’s offensive with 15 points on five goals and five assists, was joined by senior captain Jesse Sharp and sophomores Patrick Hodges, Charlie Macias, Luis Romero and goalkeeper Eric Teppen. 

Sharp has scored three game-winners and has been credited with a pair of assists for eight points this season, which rank him third on the squad.  Hodges, Macias, Romero and Teppen were key components on the defensive side of the ball for Evansville and part of a unit that posted five shutouts and held opponents to a 1.35 goal per game average.  In league play, the Purple Aces defense allowed six goals in six Valley matches and recorded three shutouts. 

Evansville also had three players named to the All-MVC Freshman Team.  Hajderovic, along midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez and forward Nate Opperman were selected to the 11-player squad.  Gonzalez has been the Aces’ second-leading scorer this season, as the Toronto, Canada native is tied for the team lead with five points and has been credited with an assist.  In addition, Gonzalez is tied with Schroeder for the team lead in points in MVC matches.  Opperman has found the back of the net three times this season, with all of them being game-winners, for his six points.

Contribute to AceNotes
To have content considered for inclusion in AceNotes, please submit a Marketing Request Form. Deadline for submission to AceNotes is 10:00 a.m. on the requested date of publication. Only articles concerning UE related/sponsored activities will be accepted. Articles submitted to AceNotes may be edited for length and clarity. Submitter contact information is at the end of each article.

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

View Complete Issue