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Monday, November 12, 2012

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* 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 for more information.  For a detailed schedule of IEW events, visit or email


* 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.

* Donate this Week to Cranberry Sauce Drive to Benefit Rescue Mission

The Office of Community Service Initiatives is sponsoring a cranberry sauce drive to benefit the Evansville Rescue Mission’s annual Gobbler Gathering. This is an event that helps provide a Thanksgiving meal basket to those in need. Our goal is to collect 500 cans of cranberry sauce to contribute to the baskets. To do so, Sodexo is providing us with the cranberry sauce which can be purchased in Aces Place from now until November 16. The cans are only $1 and can be purchased with flex dollars or cash or credit. Please help us reach our goal.


* Dinner & Discussion at Newman Center Tonight

Tonight, the Newman Center welcomes Fr. Ryan Hilderbrand, associate pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church, for a discussion on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Homemade chicken noodle soup will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the discussion will begin at 6:00 [.m., with an opportunity for students to go to Confession afterward as well if they like. Everyone is welcome! Contact Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge/Employee Wellness Nurse Visit

The nurse will be in the Fitness Center in Krannert lobby on Thursday, Nov. 15, 9–11 a.m.  If you are in the current Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, please stop by for final measurements and weights.  All the log sheets must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 19.

* Secrets to Your Wild Success TONIGHT!

Students in Leadership invite you see Terri Thompson tonight at 7 p..m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.  Thompson will be speaking on “Secrets to Your WILD Success,” which challenges students to unlock their potential to take the necessary steps to be successful.  There will be a reception following the short presentation where students can meet and mingle with local Evansville professionals. Business casual attire is requested.  If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Bracewell ( or Tiffani Emery (

* 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.

* International Education Week Events

Events planned for International Education Week (November 12-16)

Monday, November 12
IEW Featured Speaker

Dan Miller, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, will present “Experiences from My Global Career: Perspectives on Lessons Learned” at 7:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170 of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

Tuesday, November 13,
IEW Student Presentations

International Education Week Student Presentations in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 253, 254, 255: 8:15 a.m. Mary Pugh; 9:00 a.m. Beth Murphy; 10:00 a.m. Anna Zull; 11:00a.m.  Melanie Bacaling; 12:00 noon Brenna Blazis; 1:00 p.m.  Lillian Steckman; 2:00 p.m. Alexandra Statham; 3:00 p.m. Model United Nations; 4:00 p.m. Mongolia Data Collection Project.

Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Jezreel Expedition Panel Discussion.

Learn about Summer 2012 archaeological survey and plans for the Summer 2013 excavation, including how UE students and community can participate. 7:00 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

For detailed information about these and other IEW events, visit or email

* 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

* This Week in Music: Ensembles Perform

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its Fall “Classics” Concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m.  Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in a performance of works by contemporary composers Dana Wilson, Jack Stamp, Andrew Rindfleisch, and Ralph Hultgren, and all the works center on the idea of dance music of various sorts.  For instance, Department of Music student Matthew Banks will be the featured soloist (bass clarinet) for a movement entitled “Do the Hustle” from Rindfleisch’s The Light Fantastic, and Stamp’s suite, Bandancing, includes nods to dances styles as diverse as the waltz and the samba.

The latter part of the week will feature performances by a number of ensembles and individuals from the Department of Music.  Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct the UE String Ensemble in a performance in Wheeler Concert Hall on Thursday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m.  The program will include works by Elgar, Sibelius, and Mendelssohn. 

Department of Music flute and clarinet students will be featured in a Woodwind Chamber Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Saturday afternoon, November 17, at 3:00 p.m.  Included in the repertory will be an arrangement for clarinet ensemble of John Williams’s music for Star Wars by Department of Music student Matthew Banks.  The ensembles are under the direction of Associate Professor of Clarinet and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans and Consortium Instructor of Flute Shauna Kay Thompson. 

Department of Music students Hilary Fisher (oboe) and Megan Haire (bassoon) will offer a joint Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m.  Kristin Jones will accompany the seniors on harpsichord and piano. 

Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the UE Men’s and Women’s Choruses in a concert in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.  The program will include the “Prisoners Chorus” from Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, a portion of Randall Thompson’s The Testament of Freedom, and Saint-Saëns’s Ave Maria.  Department of Music student Jerren Shidler will accompany the Men’s Chorus on piano, while Kristin Jones will accompany the Women’s Chorus.

Lastly, the Department of Music’s brass chamber ensembles will offer a joint concert in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.  This will include the Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Professor Timothy Zifer, the Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Assistant Professor Ken Steinsultz, and the UE Horn Choir under the direction of Consortium Instructor Marc Zyla.  Featured works will include the Low Brass Ensemble’s rendition of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Trumpet Ensemble’s performance of Dr. Zifer’s arrangement of “Are You Going to Scarborough Fair,” and excerpts for Holst’s The Planets and Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

All events are free and open to the public.

* Bible Study on Thursday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night from 7-8 p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

This will be our final meeting for the semester. We plan to chat about some of the stuff we did this semester and some topics that we could do next semester. So bring any fresh ideas and questions you have!

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.

* University of Evansville Professional Development Fall Symposium 2012 Planned for November 17

Calling all students and faculty (biology, neuroscience, business)! You are cordially invited to attend the first UE Professional Development Fall Symposium on Saturday, November 17, from 4-6 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center. This is a free event filled with valuable information and free food! Shemikah A. Colleton, past intern, will be presenting her summer research! The symposium will highlight the research internship opportunities at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS, Mt. Vernon) and ways enhance your resume with Project Management Certification (CAPM). Students will also get the opportunity to listen to presentations from Drs. Lora Becker and Stephanie Brown and Damir Simic (Coordinator, BMS Summer Internship Program).

* UE Art Students Participating in Fine Art Show

Join the Department of Art students for Evansville’s premier celebration of art!  The Evansville Fine Art Show set for November 16-18 brings high quality juried artists to The Centre, presenting their work for the first time in southwest Indiana.  All the art is original and personally handmade – paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber, jewelry and more - there's something for everyone, something for every pocketbook, and it's all new to Evansville!   Find out more at  See Art, Love Art, Buy Art – see you there!

* 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

* 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!  

* Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series Welcomes Thomas Dang Vu

With generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the University of Evansville is pleased to welcome Thomas Dang Vu, a Vietnamese-American artist and New York City resident, as the first speaker in the new Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series.

Dang Vu will present a free, public lecture on his career and work at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 15 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery (corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues).

Born in Saigon in 1970, Dang Vu was five years old when Communists ransacked his family’s home and took his father, an architect and engineer, to prison, then split the Dang Vus’ home into residences for other families. At 16, Dang Vu moved to the United States with his family after they obtained green cards. He attended public high school in Atlanta, earned a scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. Today, he is a photographer, designer, art director, and merchandiser in New York City.

For more information on Dang Vu’s lecture and the Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, please call the Department of Art at 812-488-2043. 

* Senior Nursing Class Presents "I'm Healthy and I Know It!"

The senior nursing class at the University of Evansville is proud to present this year's community project, “I’m Healthy and I Know It!” from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, November 15. Register outside the Ridgway University Center beginning at 3 p.m., then walk around campus to enjoy free food, giveaways, and activities while learning about physical and mental health, safety, relationships, and other health topics.This event is open to students from Memorial, Bosse, and UE. Check out “I’m Healthy and I Know It!” on Twitter for more information. We hope to see you there!

* 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

* 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.

* 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

* Health Tip: Great American Smoke Out

The Great American Smoke Out is Nov. 15 this year.  As you consider smoking cessation, here are some benefits. 

When smokers quit – What are the benefits over time?

Twenty minutes after quitting - your heart rate and blood pressure drop.

Twelve hours after quitting -  the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

Two weeks to three months after quitting - your circulation improves and your lung function increases.

One to nine months after quitting - coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) start to regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection.

One year after quitting -  the risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker’s.

Five years after quitting - the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder are cut in half. Cervical cancer risk falls to that of a non-smoker. Stroke risk can fall to that of a non-smoker after 2-5 years.

Ten years after quitting - the risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking. The risk of cancer of the larynx (voice box) and pancreas decreases.

Fifteen years after quitting - the risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker’s.

* Reminder for Pi Gamma Mu's Operation: Care Package

Today - Monday, November 12 - is the due date for collected items and donations for Pi Gamma Mu's Operation: Care Package.  Items can be dropped off at Dr. Plikuhn's office in the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in Room 62, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Please make sure your items are in a bag and marked with your department or organization's name on it.  If your department or organization sponsored more than one care package, please make sure to indicate for which branch/gender each bag is meant.  Pi Gamma Mu will provide the shipping boxes, prepare them for shipping, and send out the care packages.

Thank you again to the campus community for their help in Operation: Care Package and showing support for our troops stationed overseas!


* 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

* 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!



* 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.



* Jenkins Shatters School Record

University of Evansville junior cross country runner Kelby Jenkins (Frankfort, Ind./Frankfort) shattered the school-record time in the women’s 6,000-meter event on Friday, as she posted a time of 21:11 to place a school-best 33rd out of 218 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships at Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course in Verona, Wisconsin.

“Kelby ran an outstanding race today,” said UE head coach Don Walters.  “It was a little scary at first, but I don’t think that going out a little slower than usual hurt Kelby that much.  She just kept on getting stronger and stronger as the race progressed, and was passing people left and right down the stretch.  Anytime you can go out and beat all of the Purdue runners, and all but two Indiana runners, you are having a pretty good race.”

Jenkins came across the first mile mark in 112th place overall in a time of 5:48, but quickly kicked it into gear to post the highest individual finish in UE history at the NCAA Regional Championships, while bettering the school record in the 6-K event by over 51 seconds.  Senior Lauren Zeabart (Fort Branch, Ind./Gibson Southern) posted the 12th-fastest time in UE women’s history with a personal-best 6-K time of 23:05 to run third for the Purple Aces, while freshman Elizabeth Kingshott posted the 13th-fastest time on record at UE with a mark of 23:08.  In all, all seven UE women who competed posted personal-best 6-K times, as the Purple Aces posted a program-best 23rd-place team finish on the women’s side.

On the men’s side, sophomore Josh Genet (Celestine, Ind./Northeast Dubois) paced the UE men to its highest NCAA Regional team-finish (21st) in program history, by placing 65th out of 204 runners with a 10-K time of 32:33.  Genet’s time ranks fourth-fastest on record at UE for the 10-K.  Senior Cody Stein (Evanston, Ind./Heritage Hills) also cracked the top 100 with a 10-K time of 33:12 to place 94th overall, while junior Andrew Barrett (Des Moines, Iowa/Theodore Roosevelt) ran third for UE with a 10-K time of 33:39.

“The men’s course especially was tough, and the times definitely showed it,” said Walters.  “Both Josh and Cody finished 20 places higher this year as compared to last year, but their times were slower this year.  But, like I always tell the runners, you run for place, not time.  If you do your job right and run for place, the times will take care of themselves.  And, I thought that both teams did a good job of doing that today.

“This was a great way to finish our season.  A lot of our runners posted personal-best times today, and there were a lot of great efforts all the way around.  This should give us a good starting point now as we begin off-season workouts and get prepared for next season.”

On the men’s side, sixth-ranked Wisconsin took home overall team honors on their home course, led by individual champion Mohammed Ahmed’s time of 30:37 in the 10-K event.  On the women’s side, sixth-ranked Michigan took home team honors, while Ohio University’s Julie Accurso took home the individual title in a 6-K time of 20:07.

Overall, UE will return four of the seven men and six of the seven women who competed for the Purple Aces at Friday’s NCAA Regional Championship meet.

UE Individual Men’s Results:
21. 576 Evansville ( 33:39 2:48:11 1:58)
1 65 Josh Genet SO 32:33
2 94 Cody Stein SR 33:12
3 121 Andrew Barrett JR 33:39
4 143 Brady Hall SR 34:16
5 153 Jon Ashby FR 34:31
6 (180) Samuel Mires SR 35:26
7 (189) Matthew Hamilton JR 36:16

UE Individual Women’s Results:
23. 696 Evansville ( 22:56 1:54:39 2:29)
1 33 Kelby Jenkins JR 21:11
2 153 Lauren Zeabart SR 23:05
3 158 Elizabeth Kingshott FR 23:08
4 175 Nicole Kreuzman JR 23:35
5 177 Maria Lynn JR 23:40
6 (187) Jacqueline Carlson JR 24:03
7 (213) Loren Oboikovitz SO 26:15

* No. 22 Notre Dame Opens Season With 58-49 Win Over Aces

In what turned into a low-scoring affair, Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley scored a game-high 19 points as No. 22 Notre Dame held on for a 58-49 win over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon.A slow shooting day haunted the Aces as they shot 31.1% in the contest.  Colt Ryan led UE with 15 points while Ryan Sawvell recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.  Cooley had 19 points and 11 boards for Notre Dame while Scott Martin registered a career-high 17 rebounds for the Irish.

“We played really hard today and that is one thing we can take out of this,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said.  “ We need to work harder offensively to find open looks and improve both offensively and defensively.”

Evansville got out to the early 2-0 lead before Jack Cooley went on a 9-2 run by himself, going a perfect 3-3, including the first three-pointer of his career as the Irish took the early edge. A three-pointer by Jerian Grant later on made it a 14-4 game in favor of UND.

A three-pointer by Jordan Nelson midway through the opening period helped UE get within three at 14-11, but cold shooting by the Aces (a 5-17 start) helped the Irish go up by a 24-14 margin.  The Aces kept fighting as Ned Cox drained a three and Lewis Jones hit an and-one to get UE back into it before the Aces went to the half down 28-21.  Despite shooting just 30.8%, UE forced seven turnovers to keep the game within striking distance.

The cold shooting for UE extended into the second half as the Aces hit just three out of their first 12 shots of the period as Notre Dame led by as many as 11 points.  Neither team was unable to make a run as the slow shooting for UE, coupled with a 3-for-11 start to the second frame for the Irish made it tough for both teams to take control.

With under 11 minutes left in the game, the Irish made a run to take their largest edge at 43-30.  Cameron Biedscheid hit a trey as the shot clock ran out and following a UE miss, Jerian Grant hit a lay-up to give UND its 13-point edge.

After being held in check through the first 30 minutes of the contest, Colt Ryan made his presence known, notching back-to-back buckets as the Aces got back within seven at 43-36.  The Aces kept the deficit in single digits until late in the contest as Cooley connected on a pair of free throws with 4:06 remaining to give UND a 49-36 lead.

Freshman D.J. Balentine drained three treys in the final minutes, but it was the Irish coming away with the win. 

Evansville’s leading rebounder from a season ago, Troy Taylor, notched six in the opener while three other players had three apiece.  Notre Dame finished the game shooting an even 40% as UE held them to just 8-for-23 in the second half and just 1-8 from long range in the latter stanza.

Next weekend, Evansville will host three games as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.  The Aces face Yale on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. before squaring off against Yale on Friday and Western Illinois on Saturday.  The final two games are slated to begin at 7:35 p.m. as the second in doubleheaders.

* Swimming and Diving Splits with IUPUI

The University of Evansville men’s and women’s swimming and diving team split in a dual meet against IUPUI today.  The Aces women’s team defeated the Jaguars 146-95 while the men fell 130.16-109.83.

The UE women brought home wins in nine different events, including both the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:05.74 and the 400-yard freestyle relay with a final time of 3:35.60. In addition to assisting in the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay, #Abby Smith# grabbed two first-place wins in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.06 and the 100-yard freestyle with a 53.14 time. #Mackenzie Powell# took the top spot in the 200-yard breaststroke with a final time of 2:24.00. #Michelle Tipton# was successful in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:57.87. #Melissa Thurman# clocked in at 10:42.98 to place first in the women’s 1000-yard freestyle. Diver Sadie Wells put together another impressive day, sweeping the boards in both the women’s 1-meter and 3-meter diving with a combined score of 511.22.

The UE men were victorious in four events, including the 400-yard freestyle relay with a final time of 3:11.44. #Alex Seward# got a first-place win in the men’s 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:01.12. #Cameron Wickes# claimed the top spot in the men’s 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:51.69. #Troy Burger# clocked in at a time of 1:58.87 to place first in the 200-yard individual melody.

The Aces now set their sights on November 30, when they will travel to Indianapolis to compete in House of Champions.

* Panthers Spoil Volleyball Aces' Senior Day with 3-0 Win

University of Northern Iowa senior outside hitter Megan Lehman paced four Panthers in double-figures with 14 kills on Saturday night, as the visiting Panthers used a balanced offensive attack to sweep past the host University of Evansville volleyball team, 3-0, at Meeks Family Court inside the Carson Center in Evansville, Indiana.Lehman set the tone early for the visiting Panthers, as she pounded out a team-high six kills in the first set to guide UNI to a 25-20 set-one victory.  UNI then unleashed its offensive prowess in the second set, as the Panthers hit .400 as a team, recording 20 kills in 40 attempts with only four errors in set two to cruise to a 25-17 set victory.  UNI battled hitting issues in the third set, as the Panthers totaled 11 errors in the third set, but still managed a 25-22 third-set victory to complete the sweep.

“Credit Northern Iowa, they came out firing from the opening serve,” said UE head coach Mike Swan.  “I thought that we did a decent job of battling tonight defensively, but their offensive spread tonight was tough to handle.  Every time that we would stop one of their options, another player would step up and get the kill.”

Junior outside hitter Macy Ubben joined Lehman in double-figures with 13 kills, while senior outside Amy Braun and senior middle blocker Krista Degeest totaled 11 kills apiece.  Braun also dug up a team-best 20 digs to record a double-double.

Three Purple Aces tied for team-high honors with seven kills each, as junior middle Rachel TenHoor, sophomore outside Ashley Ring, and freshman outside Emma Roberson tied for team-high honors offensively.  Senior outside hitter Hannah Wilson, in her final home match as a Purple Ace, also recorded six kills and nine digs for UE.  Wilson and fellow senior Jessica Knackmuhs were honored in pre-game festivities prior to Saturday’s “Senior Night” match at UE.

With the victory, Northern Iowa improves to 23-8 overall and 14-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference.  Evansville, meanwhile, falls to 9-20 overall and 4-12 in the Valley.  The Purple Aces will conclude the 2012 regular-season next weekend by traveling to Indiana State and Illinois State next Friday and Saturday.

* Second-Half Run Sparks Illinois in 84-52 Win over Aces

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team played even with host Illinois for the majority of the first half, but the Fighting Illini broke away early in the second stanza, placing five players in double figures in a 84-52 win over the Purple Aces Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill.

Evansville (1-1) had trouble breaking through Illinois’ aggressive defense, as the Illini (1-0) scored 22 points off of 26 UE turnovers and held the Aces to a 25.5 percent (12-for-47) shooting clip, including a 15 percent mark (3-for-20) from three-point range.

Redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart and senior Samantha Heck led Evansville with 12 points each and three Aces tied for the team-high with four rebounds.  Illinois’ Amber Moore led all players with 19 points, hitting five three-pointers and Karisma Penn recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Illini.

Both sides struggled to take care of the ball in the early going, as the Fighting Illini created transition opportunities, but were unable to capitalize and Evansville built a 7-4 lead just under four minutes into the contest.

Illinois responded by holding the Aces without a field goal for over seven minutes and McKenzie Piper connected on a shot from behind the arc to cap a 13-1 run that opened up a 17-8 advantage for the Illini.

Illinois took its largest lead of the first half at 31-15 with 4:16 remaining in the period on a layup by Alexis Smith and headed into the locker room with a 38-25 advantage.

The Fighting Illini opened the second half with a 15-1 run leading into the first media timeout and held UE without a basket until the 15:08 mark, when Hart scored on a layup in transition.

A free throw by Penn pushed Illinois’ lead to 62-32 with 10:19 remaining in the contest, but the Aces countered with an 11-3 run to gain some momentum and trim the Illini lead to 65-43 just three minutes later.  Evansville would get no closer than 22 in the second half and the Fighting Illini closed the game on an 11-6 run for the final 84-52 tally.

The Aces got to the free throw line 38 times, hitting 25 of their attempts (65.8%), while Illinois connected on 15 of its 22 attempts from the charity stripe (68.2%).  The Fighting Illini won the battle of the boards, pulling down 52 rebounds to Evansville’s 36, including 21 on the offensive glass for 18 second-chance points.

UE will be at home for the first time this season in its next contest, as the Aces welcome San Jose State to the Ford Center Saturday, Nov. 17, for a 1 p.m. game.


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