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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Info You Should Know

* Check Requisitions and Marketing Codes

The Accounting and Audit Department is receiving quite a few check requisitions for marketing charges that are not coded with the new marketing codes. These will be sent back to the departments. Please use the new marketing codes so that the processing of your check requisitions is not delayed.

* Join UE's Race for the Cure Team – Race Set for September 28th

Join Team UE now and get an “early bird” discount through June 30 at http://evansville.info-komen.org/goto/teamue.  No running experience required.  Friends and family are also encouraged to join Team UE!  Questions?  Please contact Jen at x2021 or jj130.

Congratulations

* Alex Dryer

Congratulations to UE student Alex Dryer, a classical studies and social studies education major who has received a study abroad grant from Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s most selective academic honor society. Alex will use the $1,000 grant to spend the Spring 2014 semester at Harlaxton College. There, she will continue work on her capstone project for UE’s Honors Program, which focuses on the different reactions of the Roman government towards various religious cults of the time.

Phi Kappa Phi awards 50 study abroad grants each year to U.S. undergraduates with grade point averages of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 

* Cathy Fraley Gives Talk on Paris in the 1920s

Cathy Fraley, instructor of French, gave a talk on Paris in the 1920s at the Carnegie Public Library in Washington, Indiana, on June 24.   The event was part of the library's adult summer reading program. 

* Concrete Canoe Wins Innovation Award, Places 10th at Nationals, Featured in New York Times

The University of Evansville’s Concrete Canoe team won the Innovation Award and earned 10th place overall in the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition — cracking the top 10 for only the second time in team history. The 26th annual competition took place June 20-22 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

UE won the competition’s Innovation Award for the strategic use of a dimpled texture to reduce drag on their canoe, “Palus” (an astronomical term to describe a surface feature on the moon). The canoe, which measures 19.9 feet long and weighs 216 pounds, was inspired by an episode of “MythBusters” that investigated whether a car with a dimpled texture like a golf ball could obtain better gas mileage. The team also finished sixth in the technical paper category, their highest finish in history.

The UE Concrete Canoe team was led by Jamie Johnson (project manager), James Gabe, Chris Kuester, and Heather Passey. Members included Jaclyn Altstadt, Christina Bernauer, Abby Browder, George Carroll, Ryan Hayes, Luc Heidenreich, Hieronymus Mitchell, Hannah Okray, and Shannon Osiecki. Mark Valenzuela, associate professor of civil engineering, is the team's faculty advisor.

UE's Concrete Canoe team was also featured in the New York Times' coverage of the competition, available online.

Athletics

* UE Women's Soccer Releases 2013 Schedule

University of Evansville women’s soccer head coach Krista McKendree unveiled the Purple Aces 2013 schedule Tuesday afternoon, a slate that will consist of 18 contests, including eight home matches.

Evansville will play an exhibition contest Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Austin Peay, before opening its regular-season schedule by hosting Morehead State on Aug. 16.

“We are looking forward to getting thing started in August,” Kendree said.  “We have a lot of momentum and had a very position spring season.  Our returning group is more ready than ever to come back and work toward competing for another championship.  The goal is to be playing our best soccer when we reach our conference game and I believe our non-conference schedule will prepare us for that.”

In non-conference play, the Aces will host Murray State (Aug. 23), UT Martin (Aug. 30), IUPUI (Sept. 6), Belmont (Sept. 13), Valparaiso (Sept. 15) and Western Kentucky (Oct. 27) and travel to Tennessee Tech (Aug. 25), Xavier (Sept. 4), St. Louis (Sept. 8), Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 20) and Bowling Green (Sept. 22).

For its contest against IUPUI on Sept. 6, UE will sport orange uniforms as part of Multiple Sclerosis Night. 

Evansville will begin its defense of its 2012 Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship when it hosts Drake for its conference opener Sunday, Sept. 29.  The Aces will also host conference foes Missouri State (Oct. 12) and Loyola (Oct. 31) and will have road contests against MVC opponents Northern Iowa (Oct. 6), Indiana State (Oct. 17) and Illinois State (Oct. 20).

The first round of the MVC Tournament will be conducted at campus sites on Nov. 3, before UE plays host to the second and third rounds at Arad McCutchan Stadium Nov. 8-10.

“There should be some very entertaining matches for the fans this season culminating with a great weekend of tournament play and the crowning of the MVC Tournament champion,” McKendree said.

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