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Thursday, November 15, 2012

* SAB Movie Will Be in Hyde 126 this Thursday

Thursday's SAB movie will be in Hyde Hall 126 instead of Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The movie this week is Caddyshack and it will start at 9:30 p.m.

* Faculty and Staff Would Like to Host Students Staying on Campus for Thanksgiving

Are you a student staying on campus for the Thanksgiving Holiday? UE faculty and staff are willing to host students who are remaining on campus for a Thanksgiving meal. If you are interested, please contact Karen Martin at or call the Student Life Center at ext. 2500 by Friday, November 16.


What's Happening Today

* 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.


* 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.

* 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!

* International Education Week Events

As part of International Education Week, "Your International Internship: Making it Work." IEW panel discussion is planned on Thursday, November 15. The event will be from 12:15 – 1:15 in the Vectren Executive Boardroom (Room 270), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Panelists include: Dan Miller, Moderator; Katie Ciccarelli; Francesco Planchenstainer; Chelsea Abplanalp; Kim Sherman; Dr. Wes Milner. Buffet light lunch immediately before and after. 

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



Upcoming Events

* Chi Omega's Dishes for Wishes Philanthropy

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+ deliciousdishes 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.

* Great American Smokeout and Colleges Against Cancer Selling T-Shirts

Sucks to Suck T-Shirts and The Great American Smokeout:Colleges Against Cancer will be promoting the fight against lung cancer November 28-30 with activities and awareness. Stop by the table in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday-Friday to learn more about the harmful effects of smoking, and pick up your very own "Sucks to Suck" t-shirt for only $8! Compete for your chance to win a FREE "Sucks to Suck" t-shirt by using #suckstosuckUE in your tweets!

* UE Community Welcome To Attend AcesTV Viewing Party On Sunday Night

AcesTV is inviting members of the University of Evansville community to attend a special viewing party on Sunday night, November 18 at 6:30 pm in the lounge area outside of the UE Bookstore to watch the inaugural edition of “Inside Aces Athletics.”  “Inside Aces Athletics” is a 30-minute TV show produced by AcesTV students through a grant made possible by Tri-State Orthopaedics which will air locally on WTVW-Channel 7 from 6:30-7:00 pm on Sunday.  The inaugural “Inside Aces Athletics” show will feature stories on UE’s Lithuanian basketball players – Rokas Cesnulevicius and Egidijus Mockevicius – and UE swimmer Conor Sprick, who competes at the Division I level despite being hearing impaired.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

* Lecture on Current Financial Markets and Outlook for 2013

Brent Sternberg, Senior Vice president and Director of Equities of Old National Wealth Management,  will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building on November 20.  He will be sharing his thoughts on  the current state of financial markets and  the outlook  for 2013. He is a 1996 graduate of UE and currently serve on the Alumni Board. Old National Wealth Management has assets over $7 billion under supervision. Sternberg graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance. The event is open to public.

* Farewell Reception

On Friday, November 16 there will be a farewell reception for Georgette Bailey from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the UE Bookstore.  Please stop by for some cake and punch and wish Georgette well as she moves on to a new career opportunity.

* 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!

* Students with Business Related Majors - RSVP Now for Business Speed Networking!

Attention all students with business-related majors, RSVP in JobLink by Monday, November 26 to attend Business Speed Networking. The event will be held Wednesday, November 28, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops) where you can also see a list of registered employers.

* 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

* 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

* Do You Want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Students who are studying abroad in spring 2013 and who wish to apply for an Orientation Leader (OL) position for 2013-2014, may pick up an application packet in the Dean of Students office, Room 230 in Ridgway University Center.  Applications will be available from November 15 until 11:00 a.m. on November 21.  The application must be returned to the Dean of Students office by 4:00 p.m. on November 26.

Students who are not studying abroad will apply at a later date.  Watch AceNotes for more details coming soon!

Students who have questions should call the Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500.

* RSA Needs Student Leader for Food Advisory Board

Do you have ideas that you think may improve campus dining in Café Court and Aces Place?  Do you have a passion for leadership?  Can you communicate information well?  Resident Students Association (RSA) is looking for a student leader willing to serve as the Food Advisory Board (FAB) Liaison.  This student will serve as a liaison between Dining Services and UE students.  The liaison will use creative methods to gather student compliments and suggestions and report them directly to Dining Services.  The FAB Liaison will also effectively disperse appropriate information from Dining Services to the UE community.  If you are interested, please e-mail for more information.

* Fintess Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

Fitness Center Hours for Thanksgiving Break are as follows:

Wednesday, November 21 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (No Open Swim)
Thursday, November 22 – Closed
Friday, November 23 – Closed
Saturday, November 24 – Closed
Sunday, November 25 – Closed
Monday, November 26 – Regular Hours Resume – 6:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

* Thanksgiving Payroll

The bi-weekly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday morning, November 23.  As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on Friday morning.  The monthly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday, November 30.  If you have any questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at extension 2159.

* Can You Host a Student for Thanksgiving?

Do you have an empty chair or two at your Thanksgiving table? Would you be willing to host one or two students who are remaining on campus for a Thanksgiving meal? If you would be willing to offer your hospitality, please contact Karen Martin at or call the Student Life Center at ext. 2500 by Friday, November 16.

* Libraries Announces Thanksgiving Break Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Thanksgiving Break. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376  or

• Tuesday, November 20:           7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 21:   7:45 a.m. - Noon
• Thursday, November 22:         CLOSED
• Friday, November 23:               CLOSED
• Saturday, November 24:         CLOSED
• Sunday, November 25              3:00 p.m. – Midnight    

Regular hours resume on Monday, November 26

* Winter Intersession Courses

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

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



* Shemikah A. Colleton

Senior biology/pre-med and psychology student, Shemikah A. Colleton has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the University of Evansville’s first annual Professional Development Fall Symposium. Come see her present her 2012 summer research project she completed as a summer intern at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Mt. Vernon, Indiana on Saturday, November 17 from 4-6 p.m. in Koch Center 100.

* Yuri Yoshida

Yuri Yoshida, assistant professor of physical therapy, had two papers published in the current issues of the Journal of Orothopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy and Muscle and Nerve.  The title of the first paper is “Do Patients Achieve Normal Gait Patterns 3 Year After Total Knee Arthroplasty?” and the title of the second paper is” Intramuscular Adipose Tissue and Central Activation in Older Adults".


Sympathy to...

* Dianne Oliver and Family

Condolences to Dianne Oliver, associate professor of religion and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, on the death of her father.  Elwood “Ed” Oliver passed away on Tuesday evening.  Visitation will be Friday, November 16, 1-3 p.m, with the service following at 3 p.m.  The funeral will be at Valhalla Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville, Alabama. 
The obituary and guest registry can be found at



* Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Comes To Evansville Tomorrow

Beginning on Thursday, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will play host to three games in three nights as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. A full schedule of games is below, however, UE opens up versus Buffalo on Thursday before playing Yale on Friday and Western Illinois on Saturday evening.  The first 1,000 fans on Thursday receive a Marty Simmons bobblehead while tickets for the full slate of games (six in total) this weekend are just $30.

Evansville opened up the season on Saturday at No. 22 Notre Dame, coming out on the losing end of a 58-49 final.  The Aces played strong in a tough road environment as their brilliant defensive strategy held the Irish to just 58 points.

For the 51st time in his career, Colt Ryan led the Aces in scoring. The Batesville, Ind. native
tallied 15 points, 13 of which came in the second half. He hit six out of 14 attempts while
recording three assists.

Ryan was also 3-for-3 from the free throw line against the Irish. It marked the 21st time
was perfect from the line with three or more attempts. Evansville is 9-12 in those games,
but 7-4 in the last 11 outings that Ryan accomplished the feat.

Ryan Sawvell had a blue collar effort at Notre Dame, especially on the defensive
end. In what UND center Jack Cooley called “a Big East game”, Sawvell limited
Cooley to just seven shots on the day. He got the job done on both ends of the
floor, tallying 11 boards and ten points.

Sawvell registered the third double figure rebound effort of his career and his
second double-double. His first double-double came at Bradley last season when
he notched 12 points and 16 rebounds.

In his debut at UE, freshman D.J. Balentine came alive in the late minutes, hitting
three late treys en route to a 9-point effort. Balentine kept UE’s late hopes alive
versus the Irish while giving the frosh some momentum going forward. The
Kokomo, Ind. native also had three rebounds in the game.

Buffalo enters play this weekend with an 0-2 mark. The Bulls fell by a 57-53 margin to
Princeton in the opener before being dropped by a 95-68 final at Florida State on Monday.
Junior Javon McCrea has averaged 19.5 PPG for UB, including a 22-point outing versus the
Tigers. Last season, he averaged 14.7 PPG while leading the Bulls to a 20-11 mark and the
second round of the CIT. Tony Watson has put up 13.5 PPG while registering 17 tallies in the
game against the Seminoles.

Yale is coming off of a 19-10 mark in 2011-12 while opening this year up with a pair of
losses. The Bulldogs fell in overtime to Sacred Heart by an 85-82 final in the opener before
recording a 61-35 defeat at St. Joseph’s on Monday. Austin Morgan sits atop the Bulldogs’
leaderboard, averaging 16 points in the first two outings, including a 28-point game versus
Sacred Heart. He hit 7-of-12 shots, including six treys.

The Leathernecks (18-15 in 2012) picked up a 71-39 win over Wabash in Saturday’s opener.
Terrell Parks, who averaged 11.9 PPG last year, led WIU with 15 points and seven rebounds
versus Wabash. Western Illinois went on a four-game win streak late in the year to advance
to the Summit League Championship game where they fell to No. 2 seed South Dakota
State by a 52-50 final in overtime. They faced Oregon State in the opening round of the CBI.

Below is a full schedule for the weekend.  Sunday’s contest pitting Yale against Western Illinois will be played at Oakland City.

Thursday, November 15
Buffalo at Evansville - 7:05 p.m. - Ford Center

Friday, November 16
Western Illinois vs. Buffalo - 5 p.m. - Ford Center
Yale at Evansville - 7:35 p.m. - Ford Center

Saturday, November 17
Buffalo vs. Yale - 5 p.m. - Ford Center
Western Illinois at Evansville - 7:35 p.m. - Ford Center

Sunday, November 18
Yale vs. Western Illinois - 2 p.m. - Oakland City

* Free Marty Simmons Bobblehead Among Promotions For Weekend

With the prestigious Coaches vs. Cancer Classic coming to Evansville and the Ford Center, the University of Evansville Athletics Department has announced promotions and charitable opportunities that will be present this weekend.On Thursday, the first 1,000 fans through the door will receive a free Marty Simmons bobblehead.  Made to commemorate Simmons’ playing days with the Aces, the collectible features the coach in his #50 jersey.  This promotion is for the Thursday contest versus Buffalo at 7:05 p.m. only.

At each of Evansville’s three Coaches vs. Cancer Classic games, Deaconess will provide a designated charity with $1 for each ticket scanned at the Ford Center.  Donations will be provided to the American Cancer Society for Thursday’s game vs. Buffalo, TOUCH Inc. for Friday’s game vs. Yale and Gilda’s Club Evansville for Saturday’s game vs. Western Illinois.

Fans can receive the discounted tickets by mentioning their support for one of the three organizations that will be receiving donations at the Carson Center ticket office through Thursday at 3 p.m.  Select lower bowl tickets will be $8 for adults and $5 for youth (17 and under); upper bowl seating will be $5.  Additional three-day ticket package information for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic event is available at the Carson Center ticket office.

The final game of the weekend is set to pit Yale against Western Illinois on the campus of Oakland City University.  The game will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday and will feature free admission.  Fans with tickets to UE’s games throughout the weekend also have access to the other games being played at the Ford Center.  On Friday, Western Illinois and Buffalo will square off while Saturday’s first men’s game features Yale and Buffalo.  Both contests are set for 5 p.m. tips.

* UE Women's Basketball Signs Four for 2013-14 Season

University of Evansville head women’s basketball coach Oties Epps announced the signing of four players to National Letters of Intent (NLI) to continue their athletic and academic careers at Evansville.  The Purple Aces’ signing class includes three players from Indiana and one from Wisconsin, who will join the UE women’s basketball team for the 2013-14 season.

“We are excited about our 2013 recruiting class,” Epps said.  “This class has some big shoes to fill with the departure of some key seniors, however, we believe that this group will be able to step into our program and contribute to our success.”

The 2013-14 signing class includes:  Sara Dickey (Montezuma, Ind./Riverton Parke); Kenzie Gustin (Pendleton, Ind./Pendleton Heights); Sasha Robinson (Nashville, Ind./Brown County); and Caitlyn Russell (Onalaska, Wis./Holmen).

Sara Dickey
Currently averaging 26.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.3 assists per game in the first three games of her senior season…currently needs just 80 points to become Riverton Parke’s all-time leading scorer for both girls and boys basketball…three-time all-conference selection and three-time all-conference selection…holds school single-game records for rebounds (21) and steals (10), single-season records for steals (86), assists (75) and blocks (41), and already holds career records for assists, steals, blocks and three-point field goals entering her senior season…As a junior, she averaged 16.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.0 assists per contest and led Riverton Parke to a regional championship…averaged 15.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.6 steals per contest as a sophomore and put up similar numbers as a freshman, averaging 16.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game.

Coach Epps on Dickey:  “We are extremely excited about the addition of Sara Dickey to our program.  Sara is a dynamic combo guard that has the ability to score in a multitude of ways.  She is a gym rat with a high basketball I.Q.  Her size and athleticism in the guard spot makes her a perfect fit for our system.  We anticipate that Sara will have an immediate impact on the future success of our program.”

Kenzie Gustin
Averaged 15.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a junior on her way to earning Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team All-State honors…two-time all-county and all-conference selection…named the 2012 Madison County Athlete of Character…earned a spot on the Indiana Elite North/South Junior All-Star team…led Pendleton Heights to a pair of sectional titles…led her AAU team to a national championship in 2010…averaged 8.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest as a sophomore and 9.2 points and 5.0 rebounds during her freshman season.

Coach Epps on Gustin:  “We would like to welcome Kenzie and her family to the Aces family.  Kenzie is a versatile guard/forward that has the ability to knock down threes, handle the ball and finish around the basket.  She is a great fit for our system and she is committed to her development and the opportunity that she has to contribute to our program.”

Sasha Robinson
Nearly averaged a double-double as a junior, scoring 12.4 points and grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game on her way to earning Herald Times All-Area First Team, The Republic First Team All-Area and all-conference honors ..named MVP of her team and led Brown County to the sectional title game…posted nine double-doubles during her junior season, with season highs of 22 points and 16 rebounds…averaged a double-double as a sophomore with 11.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest…named all-conference and to the Herald Times All-Area Second team during her sophomore campaign… put up 8.1 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest as a freshman to earn The Republic All-Area Honorable Mention recognition.

Coach Epps on Robinson:  “We are really excited for Sasha to join our program.  She is a BCS caliber athlete with length that will help us on both ends of the court.  She is a hardnosed kid that has a knack for rebounding.  She also has the versatility to play around and away from the basket.  She will make an immediate impact on our program both on and off the court.”

Caitlyn Russell
Averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks as a junior on her way to earning Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State Honorable Mention and Associated Press (AP) All-State Honorable Mention recognition…named the All-Mississippi Valley Conference Most Valuable Player and La Crosse Tribune All-Area Player of the Year following her junior year…two-time all-conference first team selection…earned team most valuable player honors as a sophomore and junior…averaged 11.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per contest as a sophomore and was named to the La Crosse Tribune All-Area Third Team…two-sport athlete that was also a standout volleyball player at Holmen, earning all-conference first team laurels.

Coach Epps on Russell:  “We couldn’t be happier to have Caitlyn Russell and her family join our program.  Caitlyn will give us much needed size and strength on the inside.  She is a skilled post player around the basket, but she also has the ability to step away and knock down threes and create off the dribble.  We are going to need her to step in and contribute right away.  She has the potential to be the player of the year in the state of Wisconsin this season.”


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