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Friday, November 30, 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


What's Happening Today

* Trebles Without a Cause Concert - Tonight!

Ladies and Gentlemen; Lovers of the manly-man sound that is Trebles Without A Cause, we are proud to announce that our concert is TONIGHT 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.)

* 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!

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Penultimate University Worship of the Semester this Sunday

As we approach final exams and final projects for the semester, it seems appropriate that this Sunday's University Worship looks at the “end-times” texts of Advent.  O Come, O Come Emmanuel sets the stage for the sermon: “All I Want for Christmas Is a Little Apocalyptic Appreciation.” The Chapel Jazz Quartet will keep us looking forward with some “Jazzy Christmas” and as always, local favorite Donut Bank, donut balls and coffee will be available by 10:00 a.m. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Set your alarms and join us for an alternative to the cultural frenzy of the holidays. All are welcome!

* OSA Luncheon at Reitz Home on December 11

The December 11th Office Staff Association Luncheon will be held at the Historical Reitz Home Museum. There will be a mini-tour and a luncheon provided by the Reitz Home Guild. Please RSVP by December 6. For details about price or menu contact or 2586 or any of the OSA officers.

* 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. 

* 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

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Village Housing Project Phase One to Begin in January

The University is pleased to announce the first stage of the Village Housing Project will begin as early as January 2013.  The Village Housing Project is part of the campus master plan and strategic plan, and will provide upperclassmen with attractive housing options for living on campus.  This second stage will begin in May 2013.

Stage One: 
The “East Village”, will include two buildings comprised of townhouses to be built between Frederick and Weinbach, north of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house.  The “West Village” will be located on the north side of Walnut Avenue and Rotherwood Avenue.  The first building will be built along Rotherwood Avenue, south of the paved parking lot.  The East Village and West Village will offer townhouse apartments with four private bedrooms per unit and a private entrance.  There will be a total of 72 beds in Stage One and these properties are expected to be available for occupancy in August 2013.

Stage Two:
Beginning in May, three additional buildings will be constructed along Walnut and Rotherwood.  These townhouses will also offer four private bedrooms per unit, for a total of 72 beds. These properties are expected to be available for occupancy in January 2014.

Students currently living in village properties that need to be vacated for Stage One of this project have been offered alternative housing, as well as moving assistance. 


* 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.

* Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

UE Libraries will extend its schedule of hours during Exam Week. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or

  • Wednesday, December 5: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 6: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 7: 7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9: Noon – 1:00 a.m.
  • Monday, December 10: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 11: 7:45 a.m. - Midnight
  • Wednesday, December 12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
* Financial Aid Announcement

Financial Aid has an announcement for Direct Loan recipients who are graduating, withdrawing or transferring from UE at the end of the Fall Semester. Students who have received a Direct Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session.  The Office of Financial Aid will hold a session on December 5 (Reading Student Day) at 1:30 pm in Hyde Hall, Room 126. 

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.


* 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



* Hanns Pieper

A photo submitted by University of Evansville Professor Emeritus Hanns Pieper to Evansville Living has received a prize and been published.  The photo can be found on page 22 of the Nov./Dec. 2012 edition of Evansville Living.  It is titled "Campus Calm."



* Men's Soccer Begins 'Kick The Cold, Give A Coat’ Campaign

For the seventh-straight year, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team will sponsor its annual ‘Kick The Cold, Give A Coat’ campaign in conjunction with Don’s Claytons DCI Fine DryCleaning.

The Aces are accepting donations of new or gently used coats to help those in the Tri-State stay warm this winter.  Donations can be taken to the UE men’s soccer office, located just off the lobby of Carson Center on Walnut Street, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from December 3 through December 17.  Don’s Claytons DCI Fine DryCleaning will clean all of the donated coats for distribution through the Salvation Army and Christian Life Center.

In the first six years of the ‘Kick The Cold, Give A Coat’ campaign, approximately 600 coats and jackets have been donated to individuals in the Tri-State, with many of them going to young children in the community.

* Swimming and Diving Set to Compete in House of Champions

The University of Evansville’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Indianapolis this weekend where they will compete in the three-day House of Champions Invitational.

The House of Champions Invitational will be hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and will span from November 30-December 2.

This will be the first time the Aces are returning to the pool since they split with IUPUI on November 10. The Aces women’s team defeated the Jaguars 146-95 while the UE men fell 130.16-109.83.

The UE women impressed with a combined nine victories over the Jaguars, 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. Diver Sadie Wells successfully swept the boards in both the women’s 1-meter and 3-meter diving with a combined score of 511.22.

The UE men claimed wins in four different events, including the 400-yard freestyle relay with a final time of 3:11.44.

At the conclusion of this weekend’s invitational, the Aces will set their sights on December 15 when they will play host to Eastern Illinois.

* Men's Basketball Travels West To Face Colorado State

Looking to push its winning streak to five games, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will travel out west to face Colorado State on Saturday.Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. CT and will take place at Moby Arena.  Fans can follow the game by logging onto to view their live stats and a live stream of the contest.

Evansville won its fourth-consecutive game on Monday, taking down Alabama A&M by a 72-46 final at the Ford Center.  The Aces led by as many as 39 points before cruising to the 26-point win.  Three UE players found their way into double figures, led by Colt Ryan’s 13 points.  Ned Cos registered 11 while sophomore Jaylon Moore chipped in a career-high of 10.

For the season, the Aces are holding opponents to 51.7 points per game, a total that is tied for 6th in the nation.  The most a team has scored on the Aces was 58 by Notre Dame.  UE has held its last three opponents to 50 or fewer points; by comparison, Evansville held just one team to under 50 last season as Western Illinois mustered up 45 points in a Feb.18 meeting; this year the Leathernecks scored just 44 points versus UE, the fewest point an opponent has scored since Oakland City had 42 in the 2010-11 season opener.  The last time the Aces held three opponents in a row under 50 points as UE held Cleveland State, Buffalo and SEMO to 49, 44 and 45 points, respectively, early in the 2006-07 season.

Through the first four games of the 2012-13 campaign, UE found itself being outrebounded by an average of 10 per game; that has all changed over the last two contests as the Aces are on the better end of the final tally, finishing with an average of 8 more rebounds than the opposition.  Last season, Evansville had just one two-game streak of outrebounding its opponents, doing so against Bradley and Illinois State.

Sophomore Jaylon Moore posted the top effort of his career in the win over Alabama
A&M, notching ten points on 5-of-6 shooting, it marked the first double-digit outing for Moore in his time at UE.  Through just six games in 2012, Moore has scored 32 points; he registered 30 all of last season.

Moore has made the most out of his touches since his arrival at UE, connecting on 25 out of 38 attempts, a shooting percentage of 65.8%; in the Aces 4-game win streak, the Mississippi native has been even better, going 14-for-19, 73.7%.

For the first time since suffering a hip pointer in the loss to Buffalo, Colt Ryan spent significant time on the floor versus Alabama A&M, seeing 22 minutes of playing time.  Ryan quickly got the rust off to finish with a game-high 13 points and 7 assists; he was also 3-of-5 from three-point range while hitting both free throws to remain at 100% for the year.

Colorado State is coming off of a 20-12 season and has kept the momentum rolling into this year, starting off with a 5-0 mark. The Rams are outscoring their opponents by an average of 18.2 PPG.  Last year, CSU made its ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament, falling to Murray State in the second round; it marked the third-straight postseason appearance for the Rams.

Moby Arena has been a hostile place for opponents to play at as CSU has won its last 16 home contests.  Three players are averaging double figures for the Rams, led by Colton Iverson’s 16.6 PPG; Pierce Hornung (12.0) and Iverson (11.0) lead the Mountain West Conference in rebounding.  Rebounding is the strength of CSU; they are #1 in the nation in rebounding percentage and second in the country, averaging 39.8 boards per game.

Saturday’s game will be the first time Evansville and Colorado State have met on the hardwood. It is the fourth year of the challenge, but just the third time Evansville has participated. In 2010, UE fell by a 57-56 final at Air Force before losing to TCU at home by a 70-69 tally last season.


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