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Thursday, November 29, 2012

* Sympathy to Family and Friends of UE Trustee and Alumna Marjorie Soyugenc

Sympathy to the family and friends of University of Evansville Trustee and alumna Marjorie Z. Soyugenc who died Wednesday at the age of 72. Marj was a former hospital and financial foundation executive credited with bringing such innovations as LifeFlight helicopter medical services and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)) to Evansville.

She retired in 2008 after holding the positions of executive director and CEO of the Welborn Baptist Foundation for nine years. Prior to that, she was president and CEO of Welborn Baptist Hospital 1986 to March 1999, when the hospital was sold to the St. Mary's Health System.

Marj received her MBA from the University of Evansville. Her undergraduate degree was from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

In 2009, she was inducted into the Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame. She was also a past recipient of the prestigious ATHENA Award.

She was Chairman of Evansville Metal Products, and a Director at Old National Bancorp. Marj previously served on the Board of Directors at Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She was also involved in many local organizations and agencies including Southwestern Healthcare, Youth First of Evansville, and WNIN.

Marj  is survived by her husband of 53 years, Rahmi Soyugenc; daughter, Perihan Soyugenc; son, Altay Soyugenc; brother, Donald Zurstadt (Barbara); brothers-in-law, Emrullah Soyugenc (Mary Ann) and Emin Soyugenc; cousin, Barbara Sprinkle (Richard); and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday at Neu Chapel here on campus. Friends may visit Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the chapel. A private burial service will be held at Lutheran Cemetery.

More about Marj’s life can be found at

* Christmas on Campus

Several events have been planned to celebrate Christmas on Campus!

Thursday, November 29
4-7:30 p.m., UE Bookstore
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night – prior to Vespers, come to the Bookstore with your ID and get a 20 percent discount on regularly priced items and an additional 5 percent off of clearance items. There will be door prizes too!

7:30 p.m., Neu Chapel
A Campus Christmas: Candlelight Vespers – get in the holiday spirit with Christmas carols and more.

Friday, November 30
3-5 p.m., Ridgway University Center
Purple Friday Holiday Party – have your photo taken with Purple Santa, decorate ornaments and enjoy refreshments.

5-9 p.m., Schroeder Family School of Business Administration  Building
Holiday Spectacular – get your photo taken and put on a mug from 5-9 p.m. in the Atrium. Then take a carriage ride from 7-9 p.m. The rides start at the Schroeder Building and go around the front oval.

Tuesday, December 4
7:30 p.m., Victory Theatre in Downtown Evansville
Holiday Pops Concert – this event is free and open to the public!


What's Happening Today

* Celebrate More this Holiday Season

Join UE Hillel for their second annual Chanukah Party to learn more about Chanukah and help your Jewish classmates celebrate Chanukah!  This event will be held this Thursday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.  They will be teaching everyone to play dreidle and there will be free latkes (potato pankcakes) for everyone!  Don't miss out on this great chance to have a fun cultural experience right here on campus!

* Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night

Don't forget the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night at the Bookstore is Thursday, November 29 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., right before Vespers.  Bring your door prizes entry forms to register for one of the door prizes.  If your spouse is coming and you are not able to come yourself, please give your ID to your spouse to receive the discount.

* Candlelight Vespers Service Tonight in Neu Chapel

To observe the beginning of Advent, the Christian season leading up to Christmas Day, all are invited to attend the University of Evansville’s annual Candlelight Vespers service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 29 in Neu Chapel.

Approximately 20 minutes before the service begins, the Neu Chapel Jazz Quartet will perform jazz arrangements of familiar Christmas music. Mai Ishihara, a UE international student from Nagasaki, Japan, will also play the organ as part of the pre-service music.

This year’s Vespers service will feature Kantorei, UE’s smallest and most select choir, singing Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Harpist Mary Dicken will accompany the group. The service also includes Advent and Christmas congregational hymn singing by candlelight and scripture readings by UE students, faculty, and administrators.

* Alumna to Demonstrate Archaeology Game App

Lierin Holly-Falzoni (’09) will be demonstrating the new game app her graphics company, Zombie Cricket Studios, has designed.   The presentation will be Thursday, November 29 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The app simulates an archaeological excavation. Lierin has generously agreed to donate 5% of the profits from the app to a Department of Archaeology and Art History scholarship to support students going to archaeological field schools. Join us in supporting one of our own and in thanking her for her donation.

* Annual Christmas Art and Crafts Sale Planned for Nov 29-30

The Annual Christmas Art and Crafts Sale will take place on Thursday, November 29 from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday, November 30. from 7:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m. This event will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues.

So far there are 18 artists and crafters registered to bring work.  Art for sale will range from pottery to prints to acrylics to watercolors.  Crafts for sale will include handmade cards, rice bags, book bags, jewelry, handmade soaps and duck tape wallets.


Upcoming Events

* Spanish Club Event - Friday, November 30

Hola, Spanish Club! It's time for our last event of the semester. We will have a quick meeting near Jazzman's at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, November 30, to elect officers for next semester, followed by a dinner out at Los Alfaro for some authentic Latin American food. If you do not have time to make it to dinner, you are still encouraged to attend the meeting, especially if you have any interest in an executive position for the Spring semester.

* UE PRIDE Drag Show This Saturday

Apocalipstick 2012 is this Saturday, December 1st in Eykamp Hall. The health fair is at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $6 and will be sold in Ridgway this week and at the health fair. Bring canned food items for raffle prize entries for the chance to win some great prizes from local businesses. All proceeds benefit local AIDS charities. 

* Nerd Wars 2013

Save the Date!  The Annual Nerd Wars Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Eykamp 251-252! 

Teams of up to 5 people will compete in a trivia night style competition consisting of six rounds of 10 questions each from 12 different categories.  Categories include:  math, science, social studies, english, 90s trivia, sci-fi/nerdy, pop culture, sports, art, theater, language/culture, and random/obscure.  The team that correctly answers the most questions will be the winner!  There will be prizes for the winning student team and the winning faculty team, as well as other prizes throughout the night!

Start getting your team ready now, because registration begins first thing next semester!

* Acettes Offering Holiday Dance Clinic for Children 3-13

The University of Evansville Acettes invites all children ages 3-13 to their Holiday Dance Clinic! The clinic will be held on Friday, December 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Children will learn a holiday routine, play games, and have a pizza party with the team. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Maikranz Gym (small gym) at the University of Evansville. Dress is comfortable with an athletic shoe. Clinic participants will perform with the Acettes during half time at the Men’s Basketball game vs. Alabama State on December 15. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

Registration is $25 per child and includes clinic t-shirt, pizza party, and child admission to the game. Advanced registration is welcomed but not required. Please visit the Dance Team page on for clinic registration forms—also available at clinic. You may RSVP to Coach Mariel Arata at or (409) 4ACESDT.

* Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Selling Hot Chocolate on Dec 3-4!

The members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia are having a fundraiser on December 3-4 (noon to 2 pm both days) This event will be on the East Terrace of Ridgway University Center and the Memorial Plaza.  They will be selling hot chocolate with marshmallows and candy canes.  For more information, email

* PT Club Meeting on Friday

If you are a physical therapy major, undergraduate or graduate student, you should get involved in UE's Physical Therapy Club. The last semester club meeting is Friday, November 30 at 12 p.m. in Graves Hall 104. 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

* Trebles Without a Cause Concert Set for Friday

Ladies and Gentlemen; Lovers of the manly-man sound that is Trebles Without A Cause, we are proud to announce that our concert is this Friday, November 30 at 7:00 in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center! If you want a nice break from the toils of work, look no further! Our less-than-an-hour comedic A Cappella performance is just what you're searching for. So, if you love men with facial hair, A Cappella Music, or just havin' a grand 'ol time, Stop by Eykamp 251 tonight at 7:00! It's free! There will be cookies*! (*=There will be no cookies.)

* UE Military History Project Presentation

There will be a presentation of the University of Evansville Military History Project on December 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center.  This event is open to the public. The subject of the presentation is a project completed by the Strategic Public Relations class that explored military history connected to the University of Evansville.

* Purple Santa Party - Friday, November 30!

There will be a Purple Santa Party from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, in Ridgway University Center.  This event will offer a hot chocolate bar and Christmas tree ornament decorating. Also, Purple Santa Claus will be available for pictures.

* Holiday Extravaganza Set for Friday, November 30

Those on the Student Activities Board know that the end of the year is full of stress as you're trying to study for finals, or as some of you are trying to graduate.  Such a large amount of stress is never a good thing for anyone.  So the SAB Board wants to invite you and your friends to the annual Holiday Extravaganza, co-sponsored by SAB and Freshman Council. 

The event will be THIS Friday, November 30 from 6-10 p.m. in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building Atrium.  Plenty of things will be going on and you can come and go as you please.  This year, the special treat will be photo mugs, which can be personalized to fit your style.  Along with the photo mugs, there will be hot cocoa and Holiday BINGO all night.  From 7-9 p.m., there will be carriage rides. 

S0 don't miss out on this de-stresser, and come celebrate the holiday season with SAB.

Have a great holiday!


Info You Should Know

* Study Abroad Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 DEADLINES

Students who plan to study abroad next fall or spring semester at a site other than Harlaxton must submit UE application for approval by January 11. For UE application and advising appointment, contact Students who will apply to Harlaxton for Fall 2013 should submit application by December 3. Students who will apply for Harlaxton Spring 2014 should submit application by March 1. Harlaxton applications and course packets are available in the Office of Study Abroad SB 261.

* What UEL Can Do 4U: The Wall Street Journal

Interested in how people used Facebook and Twitter during hurricane Sandy?  Need current information on the “fiscal cliff”— the $400 billion in tax increases and $100 billion in spending cuts slated to take effect January 2?  Curious about final sales figures and market share for Black Friday sales this year?   The Wall Street Journal provides answers to all these questions.

The Journal is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.  Each issue of every newspaper is completely indexed, so you can access not only current news stories but also detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture. Editorials, editorial cartoons, and letters to the editor from well-known people are also indexed.  Online access to the paper extends from 1889 to the present.

Contact Kathy Bartelt, kb4, with questions regarding the Wall Street Journal.

* Attention December 2012 Graduates:

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP.  The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you! 

* Important Information on Spring Class Registration from the Registar's Office

Students will not be able to register for spring classes through WebAdvisor after November 30 at 5:00 p.m.



* Heck Notches Double-Double in Loss to UT Martin

Senior Samantha Heck recorded her eighth-career double-double by scoring 23 points and pulling down 13 rebounds, but it was not enough as visiting UT Martin topped the University of Evansville women’s basketball team, 73-57, Wednesday night at the Ford Center.

Heck scored 13 of her 23 points in the second half and was one of two Purple Aces in double figures, as redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart finished the night with 14 points.  Heck knocked down eight of her 10 shot attempts and converted on all six of her opportunities at the foul line, while Hart was 5-of-17 from the floor and knocked down two of her 10 shots from three-point land.

Heather Butler led the UTM with 23 points, going 8-for-20 from the field and 4-for-8 from behind the arc.  Jasmine Newsome finished with 18 points for the Skyhawks and Rickiesha Bryant tallied 13 points off the bench.

Evansville (2-4) jumped out to an early lead, as Heck scored four of the Aces’ first 10 points and UE led 10-8 at the first media timeout.

UT Martin (2-5) responded with a 17-4 scoring run, as a layup by Contrice Golden put the Skyhawks in front, 25-14, and forced an Evansville timeout with 8:28 left to play in the opening half.

UTM upped the margin to as many as 14 in the opening stanza, as it led 36-22 at the 3:47 mark.  The Aces trimmed the lead to 10 at 38-28, but Butler nailed a three-pointer with just seconds remaining before the halftime horn for three of her 19 first-half points and gave the Skykhawks a 41-28 lead heading into the locker room.

UT Martin scored the first eight points out of the break, pushing its lead to 21 at 49-28 on three-point play by Newsome with 17:21 left in the contest.

Evansvile’s first basket of the second half came with 13:00 remaining on a turnaround jumper by senior Chelsea Falkenstein, as the Skyhawks held the Aces without a field goal for 7:18 to build a 56-31 lead.

UTM’s largest lead came with 13:10 remaining in the game, when Newsome sank a pair of free throws to extend the margin to 56-29.  Evansville battled back by going on a 17-7 run, capped by a Heck layup, over the next 5:35 to trim the Skyhawks’ advantage to 63-48 with 7:25 left to play.

UT Martin held off the late rally by scoring the next seven points to seal the 73-57 victory.

The Aces went cold from the field in the second half, as the Skyhawk defense held UE to just a 26.9 percent clip from the field.  In addition, Evansville shot just 14.3 percent from long range, hitting just four of its 28 three-point attempts, including going 1-for-10 in the first half.

UE outrebounded UT Martin, 41-35, but the Skyhawks dominated the turnover battle, scoring 29 points off of 21 Evansville miscues, while committing just 11 of their own.

The Aces will return to the hardwood with a pair of upcoming road games against nationally-ranked Ohio State and Eastern Illinois.  UE will travel to Columbus, Ohio for a 11 a.m. game with the Buckeyes on Saturday, Dec. 1, before wrapping up the road trip with a 7 p.m. tilt on Tuesday, Dec. 4 against the Panthers in Charleston, Ill.


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