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Thursday, September 5, 2013

* New Procedure for Marketing Requests - Including AceNotes!

As we begin the new year, many of you are ready to submit requests for AceNotes, room reservations for non-class related activities, print pieces, videos, news releases, etc. Whatever you need from any area of marketing, it can now be requested through one form. Just go here::

Next - click on the icon for the type of request you would like to make and fill out the form that pops up. Once you click "submit," the form will be sent to the appropriate people.

This form replaces Publication's previous job request form and allows all areas of marketing to assist you in a systematic way. If there is a cost to your project, you must still submit a paper copy of a check requisition or copy services request as in the past. (There are a few exceptions for departments that have been switched to electronic methods of making those submissions.)

If you are unsure which category to choose for your project or have any other questions, please contact one of the members of the marketing team to assist.

* Save 10% on New Nametags

The UE nametags have been redesigned with the IMPACT messaging on them.

In an effort to encourage as many people as possible to use the new design, we have arranged with our vendor, Ameristamp, to offer a 10% price reduction on all nametags ordered by Friday, September 13.

The discount includes the stipulation that the nametags must be paid by p-card at the time you place the order, so have your card handy.

The number to call is (812) 477-7763.

* YOU Can Make an IMPACT! Here's How

It is an exciting time at the University of Evansville as we explore the many ways we IMPACT the lives of our students and the community – near and far. Each of us has the opportunity to shape how we demonstrate our UE mission to the world. Among other things, you can share ideas for new projects or new ways to do existing ones, offer constructive criticism, compliment the work of a co-worker, etc. A new process has been implemented to make it easy for you to do that. It’s called Meaningful Connections and we promise, this is not your grandma’s suggestion box! Just follow these easy steps: 1) Go to 2) Select either Students or Employees menu option. 3) Under “Meaningful Connections”, select Make an IMPACT – Share Your Ideas 4) Select the category for your impact (they are self explanatory and if all else fails, choose “other”). 5) Give a description of your suggestion, compliment, or opportunity for improvement (you can even include electronic artwork, pictures, or documents). 6) You will receive a Thank You splash screen acknowledging your Meaningful Connection was successfully entered into the system and it will be forwarded to the appropriate Vice President for review and follow up.


What's Happening Today

* #SABThursdayMovies are back! Starting Tonight!

SAB will kickoff Thursday Movies TONIGHT with The Hangover! The movie starts at 9:30 pm and will be held outside on the East Terrace lawn, Ridgway University Center. It's free to all full-time UE students and we'll also have free popcorn, as well!

SAB provides weekly movies, which includes some box office hits as well as pre-releases. Keep an eye out on our social media and Ridgway screens for what the movie schedule is for the semester!

* 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 by noon today. Feel free to bring along some dinner with you to the meeting!

* 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

* SAB needs YOU to help plan events!

Ever wonder what it's like to help plan for a comedian or what goes into getting ready for a weekly movie?! Student Activities Board has several spots waiting for you and your friends on our committees!

This year, we'll have several opportunities for you to help run logistics for our comedians, music performers, and countless other fun events. The four committees available to you are Special Events, Entertainment, Movies, and Homecoming.

The SAB Executive Board will have a call out meeting Tuesday, September 10 at 5 pm in Room100 (Vectren Lecture Hall) in Koch Center. Snacks will be provided to hold you over until dinner.

If you're interested in helping plan some awesome events for campus, come check us out and see where you can fit into the mix!

* Catholic Mass at 1:00 in Neu Chapel on Sunday

The entire UE community is welcome for this Sunday's 1:00 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel. The celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, rector of Saint Benedict Cathedral. Students will fill the other liturgical ministries; if you are interested in helping, contact Mike Roesch at mr201. If you would like to sing or play with the Newman Choir, rehearsal is before Mass at noon in the chapel.

* SAB Hosts Its first Comedian of the Year, Sammy Obeid, Tonight

The Student Activities Board (SAB) will host its first comedian of the year - Sammy Obeid - tonight at 8 p.m. in Cafe Court. The event is free to all full-time UE students with valid Fall 2013 Activity Stickers. There will be free SAB merchandise, free popcorn AND free soft drinks for all in attendance!

A Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian-American born in Oakland California, Obeid graduated from UC Berkeley with a 3.9 GPA double major in business and applied mathematics. Then he realized he was actually meant to do comedy. Uh, oh! Recently appearing on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, advancing to the Las Vegas round, Sammy’s style has been described as ‘intelligent’, ‘inspiring’, and ‘a youthful perspective that reaches all ages.’

* Guest presentations by Dr. Yi-Fen Shih of National Yang-Ming University

The Physical Therapy Department has the pleasure of announcing two presentations by Dr. Yi-Fen Shih, associate professor and international coordinator for the Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology of National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Shih will be visiting UE along with two physical therapy students from September 9–16. Both presentations are free and open to the Evansville community.

The first presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 in Room 100, Graves Hall. Her presentation will be of her research and is titled “Investigation of neuromuscular performance in athletes with overuse injuries”.

The second presentation will be moderated by Professor of Health Services Administration Bill Stroube, followed by open discussion of the health care systems in Taiwan. This presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11 in Room 170 (Smyth Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Dr. Shih received her professional physical therapy education in Taiwan, and completed post-graduate research training at the University of Pittsburgh and the Imperial College in London, England. She is a board-certified physical therapist and a researcher specializing in the area of musculoskeletal physical therapy and sport science.

* Water for People on WUEV 91.5 FM!

Duane Gilles, the coordinator for this year's Water For People event, will be in the Hinton Studios to talk with Paul Mattingly. The 2013 SW Indiana Water For People concert will be held on September 26 at the Victory Theater in Downtown Evansville. The entertainment will be "American Pop" featuring the Grass Roots and the Buckinghams.

Water For People brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments, and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable safe water systems. Empowering everyone transforms people’s lives by improving health and economic productivity to end the cycle of poverty.

For more information about this year's event, or the continuing work of this organization. go online to This broadcast can also be heard online at

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 26 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 ir 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Employee Fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

The fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for employees will begin Sept. 16. The top five finishers will receive a $50 gift card. HRA subscribers can earn credit for their account.

If you sign up during the Health Screening on Sept. 9, a personal fitness specialist can assess your body fat percentage. Body fat will also be retested at the end of the 9 week challenge. You may participate without being tested.

Log in to AceLink>Human Resources>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge>Weekly Reporting Sheet for complete rules and all the forms.

* Employee Health Screening Sept. 9

The annual fall wellness screening is September 9 in Eykamp 253/254/255, Ridgway University Center. Wellness credits for HRA insured will be awarded. If you attended during the summer, please do not schedule an appointment for this session.

Appointments are required. The scheduler is now open until September 6 at 10 p.m. Log in to AceLink to schedule an appointment for you and your insured spouse. You can also cancel and/or reschedule your appointment until close on Sept. 6.

HRA insured attend the health screening at no cost. Non-HRA employees/spouses may also schedule an appointment, but there is a $34 charge (payable by cash or check to the University) at the time of the screening.

If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Hendrickson at

* 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,

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”

* Innovation Strategist John Kao at the Victory Theatre on September 17

John Kao will be the next Institute Speaker Series guest on Tuesday, September 17. Kao has been called “Mr. Creativity” and “a serial innovator” by The Economist and is a leading authority on innovation, organization transformation, and emerging technologies. He will address "Global Competitive Innovation for Organizations, Nations, and Individuals."

Kao received his MBA from Harvard and his MD from Yale. He is also a Tony-winning producer of film and stage and spent the summer of 1969 playing keyboards for Frank Zappa. Kao will appear at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis at noon (ET) for a luncheon presentation, and then travel to Evansville for a 7:00 p.m. event at the Victory Theatre.

Visit for ticket information for the Indianapolis luncheon. The evening presentation at the Victory is free and open to the public. For preferred seating in Evansville, RSVP to by September 12.

A free bus ride will be available for UE students between campus and the Victory.

For more information, contact Cindy at ck116 or visit These events are sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise.

* 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, or Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, John Mosbo,


Info You Should Know

* New Hires: Cathy Wellmeier and Seth Woodason

Cathy Wellmeier has returned to UE as purchasing specialist in the Office of Administrative Services. She began work in the position on September 2.

Seth Woodason has been hired as assistant director of UE’s Fitness Center and intramurals/club sports, effective September 1. Seth came to UE from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and he holds a master’s degree in recreation and sport management from Indiana State University and a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Harding University in Arkansas.

Please congratulate Cathy and Seth on their new positions and welcome them to the UE community!

* Join the Admission Ambassador Organization!

Do you have a love for meeting new people and for UE? If so, the Admission Ambassadors organization is for you! Applications are now available online and will be due Monday, September 23. To apply:
1)  Login to:
2)  Select the “Students” tab, and then scroll down to the end of the page
3)  In the right column, under the “Student Workers” section, select the Admission Ambassador Application link.
4)  Please fill out the application completely and there will also be a section to request a reference from UE faculty/staff.

Thank you, and if you have any questions please contact Victoria Bruner at

* Call For Entries

The UE Art Department would like to invite students, staff, faculty and their family to submit their original photography for our Annual UE Community Photo Show taking place in The Krannert Gallery from September 18 to October 25. Please bring up to 4 photographs to the Art Department office between 9 am and 3 pm by Friday September 13. The photographs must be no larger than 15 inches in any direction including the frame, appropriately framed and ready to hang. We would like to display as many photographs as possible but may need to edit if we have more entries than space available. Please contact Gallery Director Kirsten Skiles with any questions at or via the Art Department at 812-488-2043.

* Student-Alumni Mentoring Program 2013-2014

ATTENTION: juniors and seniors - would you like a mentor who is interested in you and your career path? Someone to talk with about your field of study?  Someone who understands the challenges that you face? Someone who can share their career path with you? Make your connection with UE alumni and friends through the Student-Alumni Mentor Program.
If you are interested, please visit:

* Sign Up for Deals Sent to Your Phone

My UE Mobile is a free program to inform UE students, faculty, staff, and local alumni and friends of the best deals in Evansville.

Sign up for the text service at

Not only do you get special offers straight to your phone, but it helps raise money for the University!

Note that these are offers for the Evansville area only, so only those living here should sign up.

* New Issue of Crescent Magazine

Pick up your FREE copy of Crescent Magazine Thursday, Sept. 5 at 18 campus locations ...and look for StudPub staffers passing out copies and free giveaways! from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

* Jennifer Briggs Named University Registrar

Jennifer Briggs has been hired as University registrar, effective Monday, September 2. She comes to UE from Ivy Tech Community College, where she served as the registrar. Briggs holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern Indiana and a bachelor's degree in middle school education from Kennesaw State University.

Please welcome Jennifer to the UE community!

* 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



* New Publication by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lisa Kretz

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lisa Kretz has just published an essay titled "Conscious Evolution" in the Montreal Review. The Montreal Review has published works by distinguished philosophers such as Philip Kitcher, Alvin Plantinga Ronald de Sousa, and Patricia Smith Churchland. You can find Dr. Kretz's article at:

* Trisha Brandonisio Featured in New York Times

Trisha Brandonisio, a senior theatre management major from Las Vegas, was featured in The New York Times' recent photo slideshow "Far-Flung Students." The slideshow included photos and stories of students who attend college far from their hometowns. 

"Moving from Sin City to southwestern Indiana, without even visiting the campus, surely must sound crazy to most people! But that is exactly what I did to be a part of the theatre program at the University of Evansville," Trisha said. See her photo and story online here.





* Women's Soccer Falls at Xavier, 1-0

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team allowed just one goal to unbeaten Xavier, but it was all that the Musketeers needed, as Ashton Green’s goal in the 25th minute proved to be the game-winner in a 1-0 loss for the Purple Aces Wednesday night at the XU Soccer Complex in Cincinnati.

Evansville (2-2-0) played much of the match with only 10 players due to a red card that was issued in the 22nd minute and Xavier (3-0-0) was able to take advantage, outshooting the Aces, 9-3, in the opening 45 minutes.

Sophomore goalkeeper Simone Busby successfully stopped a penalty kick in 22nd minute to keep Xavier off the scoreboard, but Green put the Musketeers in front at the 24:25 mark on an assist from Tori Doss and the XU defense held UE without a shot on goal in the opening half.

Evansville regrouped at halftime and got its offense going in the second half by firing eight shots and putting five on goal. Freshman Bronwyn Boswell forced Xavier goalkeeper Katie Markesbery to make the first of her five saves in the 57th minute and senior Stephanie Thompson would put three shots on frame over the final 45 minutes, but Markesbery was able to record the shutout and give the Musketeers the victory with a pair of saves in the final three minutes of the contest.

Thompson and Boswell led UE offensively with four shots each and sophomore Abby Springer added a pair of shots, putting one on goal. In goal, Busby made eight saves in the loss.

Evansville returns to the pitch Friday night at 7 p.m., when it hosts IUPUI at Arad McCutchan Stadium. During that match, the Aces will don orange uniforms to support the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association’s fight against MS.

* Women's Basketball Unveils 2013-14 Schedule

University of Evansville women’s basketball head coach Oties Epps unveiled the Purple Aces’ 2013-14 schedule Wednesday afternoon, a slate that includes 10 games against teams that advanced to postseason tournaments in 2012-13.

“We are excited to open the 2013-14 schedule on our home court,” Epps said. “We will face five non-conference teams that played in postseason tournaments. Our non-conference schedule will be challenging, however, it will prepare us for the grind of the MVC.”

Evansville’s 29-game regular-season schedule features 14 home matchups and six games against 20-win teams from last season. The Aces will once again welcome cross-town rival Southern Indiana to the Ford Center for an exhibition game (Nov. 2), prior to opening the regular season against 2013 Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) participant Eastern Illinois (Nov. 8)

UE will host the Panthers, Murray State (Nov. 11), Ball State (No. 20), IPFW (Dec. 4) and 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Toledo (Dec. 30) in non-conference play and will go on the road to take on WNIT selection Missouri (Nov. 14), Austin Peay (Nov. 23), NCAA Tournament participant UT Martin (Nov. 25), Troy (Dec. 8) and Saint Louis (Dec. 21) to complete its non-conference slate.

Evansville opens Missouri Valley Conference play at the Ford Center against MVC newcomer Loyola (Jan. 2), before hosting Bradley (Jan. 4), who participated in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) last season.

The Aces continue their Valley slate with road games at Northern Iowa (Jan. 10), a 2013 WNIT selection, and Drake (Jan. 12), before returning to the Ford Center to host a pair of WNIT teams in Indiana State (Jan. 16) and Illinois State (Jan. 19).

UE wraps up the first half of its conference schedule with three-consecutive road contests by traveling to Southern Illinois (Jan. 26), Missouri State (Jan. 31) and 2012-13 MVC regular-season co-champion and MVC Tournament champion Wichita State (Feb 2.)

The second half of Evansville’s MVC slate includes home games with Drake (Feb. 6), Northern Iowa (Feb. 8), Southern Illinois (Feb. 23), Wichita State (Feb. 27) and Missouri State (Mar. 1) and road matchups with Illinois State (Feb. 14), Indiana State (Feb. 16), Bradley (Mar. 6) and Loyola (Mar. 8).

The MVC Tournament will once again be held at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., from March 13-16.

2013-14 UE Women’s Basketball Schedule
Nov. 2 vs. Southern Indiana (Exhibition)
Nov. 8 vs. Eastern Illinois
Nov. 11 vs. Murray State
Nov. 14 at Missouri
Nov. 17 at San Jose State
Nov. 20 vs. Ball State
Nov. 23 at Austin Peay
Nov. 25 at UT Martin
Dec. 4 vs. IPFW
Dec. 8 at Troy
Dec. 21 at Saint Louis
Dec. 30 vs. Toledo
Jan. 2 vs. Loyola*
Jan. 4 vs. Bradley*
Jan. 10 at Northern Iowa*
Jan. 12 at Drake*
Jan. 16 vs. Indiana State*
Jan. 19 vs. Illinois State*
Jan. 26 at Southern Illinois*
Jan. 31 at Missouri State*
Feb. 2 at Wichita State*
Feb. 6 vs. Drake*
Feb. 8 vs. Northern Iowa*
Feb. 14 at Illinois State*
Feb. 16 at Indiana State*
Feb. 23 vs. Southern Illinois*
Feb. 27 vs. Wichita State*
Mar. 1 vs. Missouri State*
Mar. 6 at Bradley*
Mar. 8 at Loyola*
Mar. 13-16 MVC Tournament (St. Charles, Mo.)

* MVC Slate Announced For Men's Basketball

The Purple Aces men’s basketball team will embark on its 20th season in the Missouri Valley Conference in a road that begins on January 1 of 2014.

Following an extremely tough non-conference slate, the MVC schedule will begin with a trip to Des Moines, Iowa to face Drake on New Year’s Day. The Bulldogs were 15-17 last season and took an 83-69 win at the Knapp Center last year. The last win on the road versus the Bulldogs was in 2010 when UE picked up a 56-53 victory.

A pair of home games await the Aces as they open the home MVC portion against Indiana State on January 4. The Sycamores were 18-15 last season en route to a berth in the NIT. Evansville has played ISU strong at home, coming out on the winning end in six of the last nine contests. Four days later, UNI comes to town looking to halt a 5-game losing streak against UE. The Panthers ended last year with a 21-15 record on their way to a berth in the Tournament.

January 11 will see Evansville back on the road, making the short trip over to Carbondale, Ill. In his first year at Southern Illinois, head coach Barry Hinson led his team to a 14-18 mark, including a 65-56 win in Carbondale. The Aces will look to win for the first time at SIU since the 2000-01 campaign. Next up on 1/15 will be the annual trek to Illinois State. The Redbirds have seen significant change on their roster following last season where they went 18-15. They have won the last two against UE at Redbird Arena.

New MVC member Loyola will make its first trip to the Ford Center on Jan. 18 as they make their inaugural run through the league. Though the Ramblers are new to the conference, they have a long history against UE. The teams have met on the hardwood 37 times with Evansville taking 21 of those matchups.

Next up for the Aces is a road trip to Missouri State set for Jan. 21. Despite going 11-22 a season ago, things are looking up for the Bears as they return defending MVC Freshman of the Year Marcus Marshall. He averaged 11.5 points per game on his way to being the only freshman on the All-MVC Newcomer Team.

Evansville returns home on January 26 to square off against Bradley, who posted one of the top turnarounds between 2011-12 and 2012-13. The Braves were 18-17 last season and performed exceptionally well at home, going 14-4. The Aces have won the last two meetings against Bradley at the Ford Center.

After a trip to UNI on Jan. 29, the Aces will take on Wichita State for the first time since sweeping the Final Four bound Shockers a season ago. UE goes to Wichita on Feb. 1 before the Shockers return the trip to the Ford Center on the 16th. A home game against Missouri State on 2/5 will mark a stretch that will see UE at home in five out of seven games.

A trip to Bradley will take place on Feb. 9 before Evansville returns home to take on Illinois State (2/12) and Wichita State (2/16). The Aces trek to Indiana State on the 19th before returning to the Ford Center for the final two regular-season games of the year – beginning against the Salukis on the 22nd and wrapping up against Drake on the 25th. The regular season wraps up at Loyola on Saturday, March 1.

Game times and potential television games will be announced as soon as they are available.


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