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Monday, September 2, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Labor Day Picnic and Student Organization Fair

The annual Labor Day picnic, sponsored by Student Government Association and the Student Organization Fair will be this Monday, Sept. 2 from 4-7 pm. Students on meal plans must purchase a ticket in advance from a Sodexo cash register this week and the day of. If students are not on a meal plan, SGA will cover the cost of your meal by signing in at the food lines.

The picnic is open to all faculty and staff and is sponsored by the President's Office, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

* Newman Center hosting "Sinfully Chocolate" Tonight

The Newman Catholic Student Center is hosting its annual "sinfully chocolate" dessert night following the UE Labor Day Picnic. Brownies, cupcakes, and all other kinds of chocolate creations will be served from 6-8 (and a few non-chocolate desserts as well). Everyone is welcome to stop by! Contact campus minister Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Library Tours for New Students

UE Libraries offers tours for our new students as well as for returning students who may wish to join us. Each guided tour will take approximately thirty minutes. Schedule of tours follows. No advance reservation is necessary. Come join us in the entry lobby of the Library. We'll be waiting for you!

Library Tours
* Friday, August 30 at Noon and 4 p.m.
* Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
* Sunday, September 1 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
* Monday,September 2 at Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
* Tuesday, September 31 at Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
 

* Delta Omega Zeta Recruitment

Delta Omega Zeta, the local sorority on campus, is looking to recruit new women! Delta Omega Zeta is looking for ambitious women who want to make a difference!

All unaffiliated women of any age are welcome to attend one or all of the recruitment events listed. All recruitment events take place at the Delta Omega Zeta house, located at 532 S Weinbach Ave, across the street from Lincoln Garden and behind the Koch Building.

Monday, September 2: Open House, 5 pm - 7 pm. Come meet the women of Delta Omega Zeta and learn more about the organization. Be sure you're ready to eat, we will be providing delicious food!

Tuesday, September 3: Craft Night, 7 pm - 9 pm. Spend some time letting your creative side loose with some fun crafts!

Wednesday, September 4: Game Night, 7 pm - 9 pm. If you're into classic board and card games, come hang out with us! Apples to Apples, The Game of Life, Monopoly... We've got it all! Ice cream sundaes and root beer floats will be the cherry on top of the night!

Thursday, September 5: Spaghetti Dinner, 5 pm - 7 pm. Business casual attire is required for this night! Spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread will be served for dinner. Over dinner, the women of Delta Omega Zeta will be asking you some final questions!
 

Upcoming Events

* Gluten-Free and Dietary Allergen Interest Meeting Today!

A meeting to discuss forming a gluten-free and allergen group will take TODAY at 5:15 pm, by the piano on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center. This group is open to all UE students!  If you are interested, or have any questions, please email Brittany Chidester at bc63@evansville.edu by noon today. Feel free to bring along some dinner with you to the meeting!

* This Week in Music

The Department of Music kicks off the academic year and this year’s First Tuesday Concert Series with the annual Faculty Gala Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Fine Arts building on Tuesday, September 3, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature selections from ten works, ranging from the early eighteenth century to the modern era, performed by nineteen Department of Music faculty members and consortium instructors, including new faculty member Alanna Keenan (soprano, Assistant Professor of Voice). The concert will culminate in a performance of the finale of Haydn’s beloved Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4, by the Eykamp String Quartet. For future events, consult the Department of Music’s Concert Calendar at http://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/calendar.cfm.

* University of Evansville Cheerleading Open Gym

The University of Evansville Cheerleading Team will be hosting an open gym on Tuesday September 3rd at 8 p.m. in the small gym of Carson Center. The open gym is not an official tryout, but it will give any interested potential cheerleaders (male or female) the chance to interact and practice with the team. For those who plan on attending this open gym we recommend that you wear comfortable work out clothes and tennis shoes. Please email our captains Madison Hendricks mh326@evansville.edu and Mallory Mooney mm574@evansville.edu with any questions as well as our head coach Courtney Moore cm255@evansville.edu

* UE Interfaith Initiatives for Fall Semester, Save the Dates

The Department of Religious Life would like to offer for your information the following Interfaith Initiatives scheduled for the fall semester. More details to follow. All events are free and open to the public. For more information please contact University Chaplain, Tamara Gieselman, tg85@evansville.edu.

First Friday Forum @ 4:  Faith and Faculty
The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Life are collaborating on the interfaith faculty forum series this fall.  The monthly forums will provide an informal venue where UE faculty can present and offer reflections about their own faith traditions/religious practices and engage the University community in informal dialogue. Each Forum will last 50 minutes, 4:00pm - 4:50pm including time for Q & A.
Forums will take place in the Schroeder Family School of Business, Room 172.
September 6                4:00PM           The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Mormonism                                     
October 4                    4:00PM            (TBA)
November 1                4:00PM            (TBA)
December 6                 4:00PM            (TBA)

International Day of Peace Concert, September 22, 2013, 4:00PM in Neu Chapel
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Life, the Neu Chapel Society, and the UE Interfaith Council.
Participating Partners:              Signature School String Orchestra
North High School Choir
Joshua Academy Choir
First United Methodist Church Musicians
University of Evansville Music students and faculty

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. UE’s Peace Day concert is scheduled on the following day, September 22, to maximize participation by the campus and larger community.
The United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.  The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

“Jesus, Judaism, and Christianity: The Misunderstood Jew in Context” with A.-J. Levine, Ph.D.
Sponsored by the Snyder Concert and Lecture Series, the Department of Religious Life, and the
Temple Adath B'nai Israel
October 18 – 20, 2013 (Detailed schedule forthcoming)
Major lectures on campus include:  
Friday, October 18 @ 4:00PM          Jesus and Judaism
Sunday, October 20 @ 10:30AM       How to Hear a Parable: The Good Samaritan
Sunday, October 20 @ 4:00PM         Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read
                                                            Scripture Differently

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and  Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. Holding the B.A. from Smith College, the M.A. and  Ph.D. from Duke University, and honorary doctorates from Christian Theological Seminary, Drury University, the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Professor Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperOne), the edited collection,The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton), and the fourteen-volume edited series, Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum). With Marc Brettler of Brandeis University, she has edited the  Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford), and she has written, with her Vanderbilt Colleague Douglas Knight, The Meaning of the Bible: What The Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach us  (HarperOne).   She has recorded "Introduction to the Old Testament," "Great Figures of the Old Testament," and "Great Figures of the New Testament" for the Teaching Company. In 2011, Professor Levine became Affiliated Professor at the Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge, UK. A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt," Professor Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

Interfaith Bread Festival, Saturday, November 2, 11:00AM -1:00PM, Eykamp Hall 251                  
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Life, the Department of Archaeology, and Alumni Relations
“Bread in Religious Culture”
Local communities and bread artisan will come together and share their sacred bread traditions. Join us for presentations and samplings!

Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service, Sunday, November 3, 10:30AM, Neu Chapel        
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Life and the UE Interfaith Council
“Celebrating Religious Diversity, Giving Thanks Together”

* Upcoming Jewish Holidays

A local Evansville family would like to host UE students who are Jewish for the upcoming Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown the evening of Wednesday, September 4 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 6. Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement begins at sundown Sep 13, 2013.

If you would like to be invited to their home to participate please email University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman at tg85@evansville.edu, and please include your name, phone number, and campus mailing address.

* Venturing Crew 365 Invites You To Attend Their Open House!

Come and learn about UE's Outdoor Club and all the fun trips and activities planned for this semester! Our meeting will be located in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Building on Wednesday, September 4 at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!

* Ride Your Bike with UE at the Great Pumpkin Metric

The Great Pumpkin Metric is a scenic, rural bicycle tour through southwestern Indiana. Cyclists will ride through portions of Vanderburgh and Posey Counties and enjoy some of the best riding this region has to offer. Riders can choose from a 62-, 31-, or 15.5-mile route. The event will be October 6. The ride begins at 8:00 a.m., but we can start at anytime after that. We will meet at the fairgrounds and plan to be on the road by 9:00 a.m.

This year the new UE Bike Club will ride at the Great Pumpkin Metric! In the past, we have had a UE team, but this is the first year for the UE Bike Club.

This family-oriented ride offers challenges for every type of rider. Each route has rest stops with water and food, and sagwagons will be on the routes to help when needed. There is live music and all-you-can-eat pasta at the end!
This is a wonderful ride for UE families and will be a great first outing for the UE Bike Club! Online registration is available here. It is $20 for an individual and $40 for families. Be sure when you are registering to sign up as a member of the UE Bike Club, regardless of which distance you’ll be riding.

If you have any questions, e-mail ac116@evansville.edu.

* New Interfaith Initiative Looks at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on September 6

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Life are collaborating on a new interfaith initiative this fall, First Friday Forum @ 4: Faith and Faculty. The monthly forum will provide an informal venue where UE faculty can present and offer reflections about their own faith traditions/religious practices and engage the University community in informal dialogue. Each forum will last 50 minutes, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm including time for Q & A. Forums will be held in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Building

On Friday, September 6, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Mormonism," will be presented by Dr. Ryan Kiggins and Dr. Mark Kopta.

By highlighting the religious diversity of our faculty, we aim to demonstrate the variety and richness of traditions represented on our campus. The forums will also encourage students and the campus community to widen their understanding of and respect for traditions different from their own.

As an institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church, we want to continually affirm our call to initiate and promote better relationships between Christians and people of other faiths based on informed understanding, critical appreciation, and balanced perspective. Interfaith discussions can make religion a bridge and not a barrier toward a peaceful world. The University of Evansville is committed to religious diversity and interfaith dialogue as we continue to serve an interconnected, global society.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Ryan Kiggins is trained in the fields of International Relations and political theory with research and teaching interests in theories of international relations, cyber security, internet governance, American foreign policy, and international political economy.

Kiggins received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida in December 2011 and has held academic appointments as Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College during the 2012-13 academic year and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during the 2011-12 academic year. Kiggins’ research has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal International Studies Perspectives, and in peer-reviewed edited volumes published by the University of Minnesota Press, Ashgate, and Springer-Verlag. In addition, local ABC and CBS affiliates in Lafayette, Louisiana have relied on Kiggins’ expertise during news reports on international political events including the Arab Spring and the overthrow of Mummar Kaddafi. Kiggins is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Professor of Psychology Mark Kopta is an internationally recognized expert in psychotherapy and mental health research. He is also founder/executive director of the CelestHealth Research Group. CHRG has research centers at Johns Hopkins University, Marquette University, University of Louisville, and University of Trier in Germany. Kopta has served as a mental health consultant and contributor for ABC News. His research and comments have been featured on network news and public television as well as in a variety of magazines and newspapers, as examples, USA Today; U.S. News & World Report; Huffington Post, Forbes, Der Spiegel, the European news magazine; and Corriere Salute, the Italian news magazine. Kopta is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

For more information, please contact University Chaplain, Tammy Gieselman, tg85@evansville.edu or Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, John Mosbo, jm545@evansville.edu.

* Topic of September Andiron Lecture - Talking to Molecules with Lasers

The next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture is set for Wednesday, September 4 at 4:00 p.m.in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

Professor of Chemistry Bryan Lynch will be the guest speaker. His topic: "Talking to Molecules with Lasers: A Sabbatical at MIT."

For some 50 years, scientists have used lasers in their efforts to understand the complex behavior of molecules. Some molecules readily reveal their secrets while others adamantly refuse to do so. This lecture will explore the lengths to which scientists go to “talk” to molecules within a laser experiment; it will also examine the types of behavior observed and their importance to chemists and to society in general.

Lynch earned both BS and PhD degrees in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his postdoctoral training in magnetic resonance at Cornell University. Since 1994, he has taught courses in both general and physical chemistry at the University of Evansville.

In 2001, he received the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research, presented by the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. In 2009, he was awarded the University of Evansville Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Scholarly Activity and the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award. His research interest is the study of the structure and energetics of small molecules using laser spectroscopy. He has completed two sabbaticals in this field of research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* WUEV & AcesTV Call-Out Meetings Set For Wednesday, September 4 At 5 pm

91.5 F.M.-WUEV - the University of Evansville's radio station - and AcesTV - the student-run video production unit on campus - will be conducting a joint "Call-Out" meeting for potential new members on Wednesday, September 4 at 5 pm outside of the WUEV Studios, located on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center. Positions are available for both organization, and no prior experience is required. Both WUEV and AcesTV are open to all University of Evansville students, regardless of major.

Anyone with questions, or anyone who is interested in joining either WUEV or AcesTV but who is unable to attend Wednesday's meeting, should contact WUEV & AcesTV General Manager Tom Benson via email at tb39@evansville.edu.
 

Info You Should Know

* Deans' List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans' List status for Spring Semester 2013 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries. Exhibit is located in the entry lobby. Students merit the honor of being named to the Deans' List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. Exhibit continues through September 15th.

* Pick up your 2013 LinC at the Student Organizations Fair

Those sophomores, juniors and seniors who were full time students during the 2012–13 school year can pick up their 2013 LinC during the Student Organizations Fair and Labor Day Picnic. Look for the yearbook table, right inside Ridgway University Center, from 4–7 p.m. on Monday.

* Libraries Offers Quiet Study Zone

Looking for a quiet place to study or to concentrate on your research? UE Libraries has designated Level 3 as a quiet precinct where concentration on reading, study, and research are accommodated. New Quiet Zone has individual study carrels, study tables, and casual seating. Students are requested to respect fellow students who use this library level for quiet study.

* Women's Leadership Conference Opportunity

The Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women is hosting a Student Program at their annual conference in October. Female students interested in preparing for their future careers and competing in this special program should contact Cara Fabrocini, assistant director of Student Engagement, for more information. Cf107 or 488-2058. Application deadline is October 1.

* Speech Team Judges Needed

A local grade school is looking for students to be judges for local speech meets during this semester. Dates vary and training is required. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Geoff Edwards in the Center for Student Engagement at ge21@evansville.edu

* Evansville Otter's Tickets Available

The Evansville Otters have provided free tickets to UE students, faculty, staff and families for any of their remaining home games. You can pick up tickets in the Center for Student Engagement. To see the Otter's schedule, go to: http://www.evansvilleotters.com/

* Adding or Dropping a Fall Class?

The last day to add a fall class is September 3 by 4:00 p.m. If you are changing part-time or full-time status, the back of the form must be stamped by Student Accounts. If you are dropping a class, the instructor's signature is only required after September 11. Add/drop forms are available in the Registrar's Office.

* Writing Center Opening Soon!

The Writing Center will open Monday, September 9. Schedule your appointment online and choose a time that’s convenient for you. To reserve a 50-minute session with an experienced student mentor, just visit http://acelink.evansville.edu, click on "Areas," then "Writing Center." Please remember to bring your assignment (the prompt) with you to the session.

For more information about the Writing Center, click here: http://www.evansville.edu/writingcenter/


Have a great semester!

* Join the Phonathon Team

The Office of Development is looking for enthusiastic students (freshman-seniors) to help make solicitation phone calls to alumni and past donors. This is an hourly paid position with the chance for incentives and located ON CAMPUS. If you would like to learn more about this job opportunity, email Liz Riffert at el37@evansville.edu by Monday, September 2.

Congratulations

* Yasser Alhenawi Publishes Article on Financial Knowledge and Planning

Dr. Yasser Alhenawi, Assistant Professor of Finance, published his fifth paper this year. His paper titled: “Financial Literacy of U.S. Households: Knowledge vs. Long-Term Financial Planning," co-authored with Dr. Khaled Elkhal, will appear in the Financial Services Review. This paper examines the relationship between financial knowledge and long-term financial planning behavior. It is inspired by the recent financial crisis and the current level of economic uncertainty. Survey responses from U.S. households show that U.S. households are financially knowledgeable but exhibit poor financial planning skills. The findings also show that the correlation between knowledge and financial planning is low, albeit positive. In order to promote financial literacy, this paper suggests that public policies strive to embolden financial education during early stages of life – preferably during college years.

* Religion Alumna Publishes Book on Roman Catholicism

Emily Strand, class of 1998, recently published Mass 101: Liturgy and Life with Liguori Press. Strand was a graduate of our old pre-theology and Literature programs where, under the direction of Dr. Tony Beavers, current Chair of Philosophy and Religion, she received the same undergraduate education that would traditionally be available only to male Catholic seminarians. Upon leaving UE, Strand completed her Master's in Sacred Theology at the University of Dayton, where she also served seven years as a campus minister.

* Beavers Publishes Article on Alan Turing

Dr. Anthony F. Beavers, Chair of Philosophy and Religion, recently published "Practically Turing," in CyberTalk magazine. The article situates Turing in the middle of an information age that started in the era of Edison and Bell and that gained momentum with the advent of the computer. Beavers served as a member of the International Turing Centenary Advisory Committee and TCAC Culture Subcommittee, between 2009-2012. He also co-chaired the International Conference on Alan Turing held at the University of Birmingham, UK, during July 2012.

* Robert Dion Joins Center for Civic Literacy

Dr. Robert Dion, chairperson of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society, attended the first national conference of the Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy last weekend in Indianapolis. The Center was recently created as an interdisciplinary research center and clearinghouse for the study of the causes and consequences of the "civic deficit" in American life. Professor Dion has been named the associate editor for The Journal of Civic Literacy, the Center's new interdisciplinary scholarly journal.

Athletics

* Volleyball Splits Final Day Of NC Central Tournament

Junior Ashley Ring and sophomore Stephanie Cerino each notched strong outings as the University of Evansville volleyball team split a pair of Saturday matches to finish their opening weekend with a 2-1 record at the North Carolina Central Tournament.

Following a 5-set heartbreaker to open the day, the Aces responded with a 3-0 sweep of the host Eagles.  Cerino tallied 12 kills to lead all players while Meaghan Holmes and Rachel TenHoor each had 10.  TenHoor continued her accurate hitting, notching a .714 with ten kills on 14 attempts.

Evansville led from start to finish in the opening set, but the competition was close early on.  The Eagles got within a point at 8-7 before UE took advantage of a pair of errors and scored the next four points before cruising to a 25-15 win.

Set two was also close in the early going as UE established an 11-10 lead following a Cerino attack.  The Aces added to the lead, going up 19-14 when Cerino struck again, but NC Central close within just a pair at 19-17 on a Da’Sha Brown ace.  Head coach Manolo Concepcion called timeout to regroup and the strategy worked to perfection as his team was able to outscore the Eagles by a 6-2 score to clinch a 25-19 win.  The final point came on a service ace by Katie Klages.

Up 2-0, the Purple Aces put together a strong performance in the third set as they finished off the 3-0 win.  UE jumped out to an 11-6 lead after back-to-back Holmes kills.  Central fought back to get within a pair at 12-10 before the Aces put the finishing touches on the win, outscoring the opposition 13-6 to take the win.  Jenn Murphy capped off the day with a pair of aces to seal the deal.

Much of the success in the final match can be attributed to accurate hitting as the Aces hit .384 while limiting the Eagles to .191.  Three UE players hit .435 or above.

Saturday morning saw Evansville tangle with Hampton in a dual for the ages.  Vendula Strakova led the Pirates with 26 kills while Ashley Ring had 22.  Game one saw UE play well down the stretch in earning a 26-24 victory.  After leading by four, 16-12, the Pirates fought their way back, eventually tying the affair at 23-23.  Following a timeout, Evansville forced a pair of Hampton errors to take the win.

With the score tied at 4-4 in game two, the Aces posted four straight and would not give up that lead, taking a 25-22 win.  Ring registered two kills down the stretch, including the clincher.  Down 0-2, the Pirates rallied to take games three (25-14) and four (25-22) to force a deciding fifth set.

Hampton took control in the final game, jumping out to a 4-1 advantage before extending that lead to 9-4.  Evansville had one last fight in it, closing the score to 11-8 on a Ring kill, but consecutive points by Petra Parros made the difference in a 15-9 victory.

After a solid start to the season in Durham, the Aces will continue on the road on Tuesday evening as they face UT-Martin.  Next weekend, they stay closer to home as they head to Oxford, Ohio to play in the Miami Ohio Tournament.  They will face Miami on Friday at 6 p.m. CT before finishing against Northern Kentucky on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.

* Volleyball Opens 2013 Season With 3-0 Win

New head coach Manolo Concepcion and the Purple Aces volleyball team opened up the 2013 campaign in a great way, topping Murray State by a 3-0 final on Friday afternoon in the North Carolina Central Tournament.

“Our girls did a great job, efficiency and teamwork were the main things for us today,” Concepcion said.  “We made very few mistakes and had some extended rallies.  I am very pleased with the results.”

Senior Rachel TenHoor led everyone with 13 kills while hitting an impressive .571 in the win.  Meaghan Holmes recorded nine kills while Lauren Seyller tallied eight.  Jenn Murphy led everyone with 33 assists while fellow senior Katie Klages finished the day with 18 digs.  Ashley Ring registered seven kills and 12 digs.

Evansville got off to a quick start in the opening set, jumping out to an 11-5 lead as Seyller capped off the stretch with a kill.  The Racers fought back with a 13-6 rally as they took the lead at 18-17.  Emily Schmahl posted a pair of kills in the run.  The game was back and forth as a Alyssa Lelm kill gave Murray State a 24-23 lead.  With the set on the line, Evansville played the solid game that Concepcion talked about, forcing three MSU errors en route to a 26-24 win.

Set two was another close one that saw UE take the early lead once again as Seyller recorded two of her game-high five kills to give UE an 8-4 advantage.  Murray State rallied to tie it up as Taylor Olden’s point made it a 12-12 game.

With the score knotted at 16-16, the Aces slowly cemented their 2-0 lead on the day.  Sophomore Stephanie Cerino and Seyller posted kills to give the Aces a lead they would not give up.  MSU got within a point at 19-18, but UE was able to hang on for a 25-22 win, taking advantage of an Olden error for the deciding point.

As they did in last year’s match at the Carson Center, UE took a 2-0 lead and was able to finish the job in the third set to take the win.  A 2-2 game early saw Evansville score the next four before cruising to a 25-15 victory.  Another stretch, a 5-0 rally, gave the Aces a 14-7 edge before the final.  TenHoor was the star of the clincher as she led the way with seven kills to seal the win.

* Jenkins Wins Again As Cross Country Opens Season

Senior Kelby Jenkins opened up the 2013 season in the same fashion as 2012 as her time of 14:49.75 was good enough for the top spot in the UE Mid-America Opener on Saturday at the UE Cross Country Course.

Jenkins paced herself throughout much of the race before making her move late as she moved past Benadate Cheruiyot and Michele Molodynia of Louisville in the late going to win by 11 seconds.  It marked her second-straight win in the event and third in a row at the course.  For Molodynia, it was her second runner-up finish in a row to Jenkins.

Both the men’s and women’s squads finished in third place overall in the 6K and 4K races, respectively.

“It was hot and humid on both sides.  Our guys started out a little too hard, but in the end I am proud of the effort by both of our teams, especially with one less week of practice than normal,” head coach Don Walters said.  “Both of our teams will tighten up a little bit and we should be in good shape for next week.”

“Kelby (Jenkins) has put in a ton of work over the summer with a main goal in mind – going to the National Championship,” Walters continued.  “She raced her own race today and it paid off.”

On the men’s side, it was Josh Genet leading the team with a 12th place finish.  He ran a time of 19:37.93.  Newcomer Benjamin Woolems was the second UE runner to cross the stripe, coming in 15th with a time of 20:06.86 in his first start.  Fellow newcomer Russ Frondorf took 17th while Jon Ashby came home in 18th.

Kyle Wilson posted a 21st in his first start (21:28.38) while Andrew Barrett was a spot behind.  Indiana State, who was paced by John Mascari, took top honors in the event.  The Sycamores had five of the top nine finishers in the race and topped Louisville by three points (26-29).  Stacey Eden and Tyler Byrne, both of the Cardinals, rounded out the top three.

After running a 14:40 last season, Jenkins came close to that mark on Saturday, running a race-winning time of 14:49.75.  Molodynia came in with a 15:00.22 to take second.

Maria Lynn, who came on strong last season, finished in 14th place with a 16:29.09, just short of last year’s pace of 16:20.  Laurel Wolfe was two sports behind Lynn with a 16:39.87.  Kirsten Perrey took 20th place while Jacqueline Carlson took 22nd.

Despite the heat, both teams ran solid races, giving Coach Walters and his squads confidence heading into next week’s EIU Open.  Set to begin at 5:30 p.m., the event will take place in Charleston, Ill.

* Aces Release Non-Conference Men's Basketball Schedule

University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the non-conference schedule for the 2012-13 season.

Included in the 13-game schedule are eight contests against teams that won 17 games or more along with five contests against squads that finished in the top 95 in the RPI last season and seven in the top 120.

Prior to beginning the regular season, the Aces will play host to a pair of exhibition contests with the first being on Oct. 26 and the second versus Illinois-Springfield slated for November 2.  A week later, Martin Methodist will officially open the season on Nov. 9.  The RedHawks posted a 21-11 mark in 2012-13 while advancing to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament.

Evansville takes to the road for the first time with a trip to Indianapolis to take on IUPUI.  From there, the Aces will face one of the most competitive stretches in program history as five of the next six opponents posted at least 20 wins a season ago.  That road gets underway beginning on November 18th in the first game of the Ohio Classic.  UE will square off against Mercer at the Ford Center.  The Ohio Classic will feature three home games along with a trip to Ohio U.

Mercer played in the NIT last season on the strength of a 24-12 record and a 14-4 mark on its way to the Atlantic Sun regular season championship.  Three days later, in-state school Valparaiso comes to the Ford Center fresh off of a 26-8 mark.  The Crusaders won both the Horizon League regular season and tournament championships and gave Big Ten power Michigan State all they could handle in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, falling by a 65-54 final.  The opponent for a home outing on Nov. 23 is still being determined by officials from the Ohio Classic.

Following three home games, Evansville takes to the road for its next three, beginning with a Nov. 26 date with Indiana.  The Hoosiers are coming off of a 29-7 campaign where they advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second season in a row.  From there, UE will wrap up its berth in the Ohio Classic with a trek to Athens, Ohio to square off against Ohio University.  The Bobcats shared the Mid-American Conference title last season with a 24-10 record while going 14-2 in the league.  They participated in the postseason NIT.

The road swing wraps up on December 4 with a trip to Murray State as the Aces and Racers have kept a series going that began in the BracketBusters game in 2011.  The Racers posted 21 wins last year, eclipsing the 20-win mark for the fourth season in a row.

Evansville makes a trip back home to face Miami (OH) at the Ford Center on Dec. 7 before taking to the road once again to face an old rival as UE heads to Cincinnati to face former MCC foe Xavier.  The Aces and Musketeers have not met since they squared off in conference play in 1994.  Xavier has won at least 17 games every year since the 1995-96 campaign.

UE wraps up the pre-Christmas schedule with a pair of home games on Dec. 14 and 21.  Jackson State will be the first while Butler will be in town the next week.  The Bulldogs were as strong as ever in 2012-13, winning 27 games while posting the No. 21 RPI.  Non-conference play wraps up with a visit by Grambling State on the 28th of December.

Aside from the ultra-competitive non-conference slate, the Aces will face the Missouri Valley Conference beginning in January.  Headlined by Final Four participant Wichita State, the Valley had four teams finish in the top 89 in the RPI a season ago.  Evansville went 5-2 against MVC teams in that bracket and look for that type of success against the top teams in the league once again.

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2013 UE Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Sat. Oct. 26 – Exhibition TBA
Sat. Nov. 2 – Exhibition vs. Illinois-Springfield
Sat. Nov. 9 – vs. Martin Methodist
Tues. Nov. 12 – at IUPUI
Mon. Nov. 18 – vs. Mercer
Thurs. Nov. 21 – vs. Valparaiso
Sat. Nov. 23 – vs. TBA at the Ford Center
Tues. Nov. 26 – at Indiana
Sat. Nov. 30 – at Ohio U.
Wed. Dec. 4 – at Murray State
Sat. Dec. 7 – vs. Miami Ohio
Tues. Dec. 10 – at Xavier
Sat. Dec. 14 – vs. Jackson State
Sat. Dec. 21 – vs. Butler
Sat. Dec. 28 – vs. Grambling

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