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Monday, September 16, 2013

* Free Event Featuring the Subjects of "The Blind Side"

Evansville's Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series is bringing Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the subjects of The Blind Side, to Evansville. They will make a free presentation on Tuesday, October 1 at The Centre in downtown Evansville at 7:00 p.m.

The Tuohys’life was chronicled in a New York Times number one best-seller, The Blind Side, as well as in a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster that earned more than $300 million at the box office.

The Blind Side tells the story of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager turned first round draft pick NFL football player, with the support and love of an unlikely adoptive family: Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy.

To quote Leigh Anne from her Twitter account: "We believe in the power of one and making a difference."

The University of Evansville is a sponsor of the Diversity Lecture Series.

What's Happening Today

* Fr. Godfrey Mullen Speaker Tonight at Newman Catholic Center

Coming to the Newman Center's weekly "Dinner & Discussion" series tonight is Father Godfrey Mullen, rector of St. Benedict Cathedral. The discussion will center on how to help others choose Christ. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., with discussion from 6-7 p.m. The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from UE's front oval and Koch Center. Contact campus minister Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Banned Book Exhibit at UE Libraries

UE Libraries now offers an exhibit on Banned Books located on the entry lobby. Exhibit runs through September 28. Observance of Banned Book week is sponsored by the American Library Association as well as numerous scholarly organizations.

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus Today

The nurse will be in Olmsted lobby on Monday, Sept. 16, 1-3 p.m. Stop by with your health care questions or to get a check of your blood pressure or blood sugar.

Deciding what to eat? Nutrients are most heavily concentrated when foods are in their natural state.

Many processed foods have health claims on the box, but whole foods usually offer more antioxidants, fiber and essential vitamins. Processed foods also add unhealthy extras like sugar, fat, sodium and other additives.
Choose whole foods over more processed options: replace apple- sauce with sliced apples, try baked potato wedges with olive oil rather than French fries, or have whole grain oatmeal over packaged granola bars.

* Cap Sales at the Bookstore

During the week of September 16-20 the UE Bookstore is offering 15% off the purchases of all caps during the week. If you want to get rid of that old, grungy cap nows the time ... we've got plenty of styles to choose.

* Spanish Club First Meeting on Monday, September 16

Spanish Club will be having their first meeting Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:00 pm in Room 271, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Officers will be elected, and the first few Spanish Club events will be selected. Activities are only limited by students' ideas, so come share your enthusiasm for Spanish!

* Lunch and Learn: Habitat 101

Learn about the History of Habitat for Humanity, how they work today and the needs for the future to help end homelessness and poverty at Lunch and Learn: Habitat 101. This session will be presented by Jo Beth Bootz of Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, on Monday, September16 from noon to 1 pm in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch.
 

* Sept. 16 – 20 – Innovation Week at UE

The Institute for Global Enterprise presents Innovation Week at the University of Evansville, taking place from Sept. 16-20. Given today’s intense interconnectedness, rapid pace of change and growing complexity of global challenges, innovation is essential for progress and success for our future graduates and our civic, public and private sectors. You are invited to participate in the Innovation Week events, which include the Institute for Global Enterprise Speaker Series event featuring John Kao, the weeklong Design Challenge, a presentation on 3-D Printing and Innovation, and a presentation by Social Innovator Tyler White on his organization, Fields of Dreams Uganda.

For details, please visit http://www.evansville.edu/globalenterprise/

* $1000 PRIZE - Innovation Week Design Challenge

Students are invited to participate in the Innovation Week Design Challenge to compete for a $1,000 team prize, which will be awarded by Accuride, the Design Challenge corporate sponsor.

Cross-disciplinary student teams of 3 to 6 members will spend a fun-filled week competing to develop a conceptual design that provides an innovative solution to Accuride’s challenge. Students will have access to advisors from the faculty, be instructed in the use of 3-D printing as an innovation tool, be called to action by a special guest speaker, nationally-known innovation strategist John Kao, gain insight during a mid-week informal feedback session with Accuride, and build a proof-of-concept model. Most important, the competition will enable the teams to increase their appreciation of cross-disciplinary innovative problem-solving techniques.

All Design Challenge conceptual designs will be evaluated on Friday, September 20, during a 10-minute student presentation and submittal of a proof-of-concept model to a panel of judges consisting of Accuride personal and UE faculty/staff. The winning team of the Design Challenge will receive a $1,000 cash prize provided and presented by Accuride during a special reception that evening.

Part of Innovation Week, the Design Challenge is supported by the Institute for Global Enterprise and the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network.

Full Calendar of Design Challenge Events:

Monday, Sept. 16
4-5:30 p.m.

Innovation Week Design Challenge Kickoff with Accuride
Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

Tuesday, Sept. 17
3-3:30 pm
3-D Printing, Manufacturing and Innovation
Dr. John Layer
Room 100 - Koch Center

3:45-4:45 pm
Electronic files needed for 3-D Printing
Dr. John Layer instruction for student teams participating in the Innovation Week Design Challenge

Wednesday, Sept. 18
4-6 p.m.
Accuride Mid-week Informal Feedback Session for Student Teams
Room 273 - Schroeder Family School of Business Building  (By appointment only)

Thursday, Sept. 19
4 p.m.
Deadline for Design Challenge Student Teams to Submit 3-D Printing Requests
(Submit electronically to Dr. Layer)

Friday, Sept. 20
4-6.p.m.
Design Challenge Pitches and Judging
Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170 - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

6-7.p.m.
Design Challenge Award Presentation and Reception
Dunigan Lounge (Room 160) - McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Building
 

Upcoming Events

* New Events for Family Weekend 2013!

New events at Family Weekend this year include: 1) Biaggi’s Restaurant with employment opportunities, 2) A Nursing Department Open House will be added to the Reception for Nursing Students, for anyone to attend, 3) BSU Presents: Family Feud, 4) A new “Preparing for Graduation and Beyond” Parent Information Session, 5) A Family Weekend Drum Circle, where anyone can play drums, 6) Greek Open Houses will be available to give parents a tour, 7) and finally, a new act for the SAB Show: Derek Hughes Comedy and Magic Show!

Family Weekend is from 9/27 to 9/29. Register: 1) Online at www.evansville.edu/parents, 2) Complete the registration form inside the Parents Connections Newsletter and mail it back to UE, 3) Call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586, or 4) E-mail us at UEParentrelations@evansville.edu. Register online until September 23 and then call until September 27.

To see a detailed Schedule of Events or to find a list of hotels, go to www.evansville.edu/parents and click on “Family Weekend” on the left hand side. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8633 x 2586.

 

* This Week in Music

Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies Timothy J. Zifer will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. Repertory for the recital will include Italian Baroque composer Giuseppe Torelli’s Concerto in D Major, G. 28; Classic-era Czech composer Johann Baptist Georg Neruda’s Concerto in E-Flat; Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s Suite of Old Spanish Songs, arranged for trumpet by Amanda Pepping; and American composer Michael Cox’s Three Temp(erature)s for Trumpet. Zifer will be accompanied by Professor of Music Anne Fiedler on piano. The recital is free and open to the public.

* Black Student Union Call Out Meeting

Don't believe the hype! Our organization is not about skin color, but about a community, founded by minority students, seeking to educate and involve all types of students in breaking down racial barriers, and coming together with a purpose to benefit the community around us. BSU will begin its weekly meetings this Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00 pm. in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. The meetings will be every Wednesday at 5 pm.

* Dick Davis to be the Guest Speaker at Creative Writing Coffee Hour on September 19

Dick Davis will be the guest speaker for the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, September 19 at 4 p.m. in the Mel Peterson Gallery.

Davis was born in Portsmouth, England, and educated at the universities of Cambridge (BA and MA in English literature) and Manchester (PhD in medieval Persian literature). He is the author, translator, or editor of over 20 books, including Seeing the World, which received the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature; Devices and Desires: New and Selected Poems, which received the Ingram Merrill Award; At Home and Far from Home: Poems on Iran and Persian Culture; A Trick of Sunlight; and various translations from the Persian, including Vis and Ramin and Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz. A Fellow of England’s Royal Society of Literature, Davis was professor of Persian and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University from 2002 until 2012.

* Constitution Day Lecture to Explore Marriage Equality and the Constitution

In observance of the federal Constitution Day, the University of Evansville’s Department of Law, Politics, and Society will host a lecture by a nationally recognized expert on same-sex marriage and the Constitution.

Steve Sanders, associate professor of law at Indiana University Bloomington’s Maurer School of Law, will present “How Marriage Equality is Changing the Constitution” at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 19 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Sanders teaches constitutional law and constitutional litigation at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on same-sex marriage, federalism, constitutional liberty and equality issues, and regulation of the family. Before coming to Indiana, he taught at the University of Chicago and University of Michigan law schools.

Sanders formerly practiced law as a member of the Supreme Court and appellate litigation group of Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago, and he continues to litigate appellate cases related to marriage, family, and same-sex relationships.

In addition to his scholarly publications, Sanders has written for The Huffington Post, SCOTUSBlog, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other print and online media.

* Fields of Dreams' Co-Founder Tyler White, Social Innovator and UE Senior to Tell His Story, Sept. 20 at Free Luncheon

The campus community is invited to enjoy a free luncheon and presentation by UE senior, Tyler White. This event will take place in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center on September 20 from noon - 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to ck116 by Sept 17.

Tyler White co-founded Fields of Dreams Uganda at the age of 19. Tyler will share his story of how he became a social innovator in creating a new organization and model that addresses social needs and is strengthening the civil society of Uganda. Fields of Dreams provides hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of soccer and education.

This is a SSB Passport approved event sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise and is part of Innovation Week.

* John Kao Will Be Next Institute Speaker Series Guest on Tuesday, 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 www.uealumnionline.com/indykao 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 www.uealumnionline.com/kaoevansville.

Prior to the Kao lecture in Evansville, the UE community is invited to join Dishcrawl for an innovative menu at Babel Restaurant on Main Street starting at 4 p.m. and leading up to the 7 p.m. lecture. Babel will feature an innovative dish and provide a wonderful networking environment for inspired and like-minded individuals. The cost is $5.00, and the group will be limited to the first 40 who register at http://www.dishcrawl.com/globalenterprise/.

A free bus ride will be available for UE students between campus and the Victory. To accommodate students attending the dishcrawl event, there will be a bus leaving UE at 5:15 p.m. in addition to the bus leaving at 6:15. The bus to return to campus will depart the Victory following the conclusion of the presentation. For more information, contact Cindy at ck116 or visit www.evansville.edu/globalenterprise. The Institute Speaker Series is sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise.
 

Info You Should Know

* Lost Necklace

During the sorority Bid Day celebration on Sunday, a gold owl necklace was lost somewhere on or around the Grassy Knoll in front of Ridgway University Center. It has extreme sentimental value, being a gift from the owner's mother. Please contact at127@evansville.edu if you have any information regarding the necklace.

* Harlaxton Applications Available

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Harlaxton applications and course packets are now available in the Office of Study Abroad, Room  261, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

* Join OSA Today!

It is not too late to join the Office Staff Association! OSA has been enriching lives through service, leadership,personal development, spirit of community and scholarship. Dues are only $8.00! Please consider joining if you have't done so. Send your dues to Gloria Spencer (HR) and join in the fun.

* Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:
Service to the University community
Service to students
Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the October 2013 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, September 18.

To nominate someone, please go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/tools/employeeaward.
 

* Office Staff Association Membership Drive

Now is the time to join OSA, an organization for the support staff at the University of Evansville . Membership dues are only $8.00! All proceeds from membership go to the OSA scholarship fund for UE students. Please send your paid dues to Gloria Spencer in HR. Come join in the fun with your colleagues! The first meeting is set for Thursday, September 19

Congratulations

* Dale Edwards Conducts Parasite Workshop in Finland

Dale Edwards, UE biology professor, recently returned from the 16th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish held in Tempere, Finland from September 2-6. Edwards was invited to participate in a two-day workshop addressing parasites of freshwater mussels.

* Schroeder Students meet Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann

Eighty-five students attended the Tri State Manufacturing Alliance 3Q event this past week sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana. The event headlined Karen Kurek, Partner and Managing Director at McGladery and Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. Discussions were focused on the latest state and national trends in manufacturing. Over 200 Tristate executives and business leaders attended the event. The students are enrolled in Dr. Greg Rawski’s Operations Management and Quantitative Methods courses.

* Bill Hemminger's Book African Son Named Peace Corps Writers' 2013 Best Travel Book

African Son, a book by English Department chair William J. Hemminger, has been named as Peace Corps Writers’ 2013 Best Travel Book. After graduating from Columbia University, he served in Senegal as a Peace Corps volunteer. Since earning his PhD in 1988, Hemminger has worked in Madagascar and Cameroon under the auspices of the Fulbright Program.

The reviews for his book include this excerpt from Christine Djockoua Manyaka Toko, professor of American literature, University of Yaoundé: “African Son is one of the best travelogues written about African. Its fifteen insightful, well-written, and well-organized essays tackle important social, cultural, and philosophical issues such as social inequities, cultural differences, man and nature, death, and spirituality.”

In addition to his roles as a professor and author, Hemminger is also a poet, translator, musician, composer, and gardener.

You can read more at http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/pc-writers/2013/09/11/william-hemminger/.

* Mark Cirino Contributes Chapter to Hemingway Book

Mark Cirino, associate professor of English, has contributed a chapter in a newly published book, War + Ink: New Perspectives on Ernest Hemingway’s Early Life and Writings (Kent State University Press 2013). War + Ink is edited by Steven Paul, Gail Sinclair, and Steven Trout. Dr. Cirino’s essay, “That Supreme Moment of Complete Knowledge: Hemingway’s Theory of the Vision of the Dying,” discusses Hemingway’s engagement with the phenomenon of the “life review,” in which those experiencing near-death experiences can feel like their life is flashing before their eyes.

* Beavers to Speak at the University of South Carolina

Anthony F. Beavers, Chair of Philosophy and Religion and Director of the Digital Humanities Lab here at UE, has been invited to speak at the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of South Carolina this February. He will be presenting two lectures: 1) Predicting the Future by Examining the Past: How Big Data Analysis Opens Up the Study of History, and 2) Ethics Beyond Our Means: How the Information Revolution Is Reshaping Human Values. The former will deal with how technologies are helping to clarify our vision of the past to provide lessons about how things can go right and wrong. The latter will examine how autonomous machinery and our use of electronic technologies are reshaping our sense of moral obligation.

The two-day visit will include a one-hour interview for the general public to be recorded and disseminated on the Internet.

Beavers was the recipient of the 2012 World Technology Award in Ethics for his work on moral machines. He also served as a Digital Humanities Fellow for the National Endowment for the Humanities at Indiana University during the 2008-2009 academic year.

* Frances Enzler to Speak at Local Church

Frances Enzler, Academic Advising assistant and iDepartment of Exercise and Sport Science instructor, will speak at Old North United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall at 4201 Stringtown Road in Evansville. Frances will be talking about and showing slides from her remarkable recent trip to Europe where she found the birth parents she had never met. This wonderful and inspiring story was featured in the June 2013 issue of Evansville Living magazine. Plan now to attend that evening to hear Frances’ heartwarming story and the events that led up to a “fairy tale” reunion.

Athletics

* Women's Soccer Tops Valparaiso, 2-1

The University of Evansville women's soccer team pushed its unbeaten streak to four games Sunday afternoon, as the Purple Aces defeated visiting Valparaiso, 2-1, at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Sophomore Abby Springer and freshman Bronwyn Boswell each scored a goal for Evansville (5-2-1) and sophomore goalkeeper Simone Busby made two saves in the Aces' third win in their last four contests.

Springer got Evansville on the board in the 36th minute, finishing a cross from senior Lauren Tiernan. Tiernan dribbled up the right wing, before sending in a service to an unmarked Springer, who finished the chance from five yards out.

Springer's tally would be the only tally of the half, as the Aces outshot the Crusaders, 8-4, in the opening half and held Valpo to just one shot on goal, an attempt by Kristen Warner in the 18th minute.

UE doubled its lead in the in the 50th minute on Boswell's first career goal, as she was on the receiving end of a corner kick service from fellow freshman Emily Richardson. Richardson sent in a cross from the right side of the pitch to the middle of the box, where Boswell was there to volley the ball past Valparaiso goalkeeper Kristen Manski.

The Crusaders pushed numbers forward for the remainder of the half and were able to cut the lead to 2-1 in the 85th minute. Jenny Fassbinder gained possession just outside of the box on the left side of the field, before dribbling to the top of the box and firing a shot into the upper, left corner of the frame.

Following Fassbinder's goal, Evansville as able to hold off Valpo's attack for the rest of the half to secure the win and improve to 5-2-1 on the year.

Springer led the Aces offensively with five shots, including three shots on goal. Sophomore Kayla Smith added four shots and senior Stephanie Thompson fired three attempts.

Fassbinder led Valparaiso with three shots, as the UE back line held the Crusaders to just nine shots and only allowed three to reach frame.

For the match, Evansville outshot Valpo, 21-9, and attempted eight corner kicks to Valparaiso's seven.

The Aces will be on the road for their next two matches, as they return to action Friday at 4 p.m. against Eastern Kentucky in Richmond, Ky., before traveling to Bowling Green for a 12 p.m. matchup Sunday afternoon.

* Aces Score Three Unanswered Goals in Win Over Georgia State

The University of Evansville men's soccer team scored three unanswered goals to overcome an early deficit in a 3-1 win over visiting Georgia State Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium. Sophomore Mark Anthony Gonzalez scored twice and fellow sophomore Faik Hajderovic added three assists in the victory.

In addition to Gonzalez's two tallies, Evansville (3-2-1) got an insurance goal from junior Dylan Terry in the 40th minute. Juniors Charlie Macias and Felipe Cortez also recorded assists in the contest, as Macias was credited with an assist on Gonzalez's second goal and Cortez was part of the goal by Terry.

Sophomore goalkeeper Eric Teppen made all five of his assists in the second half to preserve the win and up his record to 3-2-1 on the year.

Georgia State (0-5-0) took an early 1-0 lead in the fifth minute, when Jamal Keene finished a cross from William Mellors-Blair for his second goal of the year. Mellors-Blair made a long run up the left side of the pitch, before sending a cross to the middle of the box, where Keene headed it past Teppen from eight yards out.

The Aces got the equalizer in the 18th minute on Gonzalez's first goal of the night, when he collected a pass from Hajderovic at the top of the box and sent a shot into the back of the net for his second goal of the year.

Exactly three minutes later, Gonzalez struck again to give UE a 2-1 lead. Hajderovic set up the scoring opportunity by playing a long ball to Macias on the left side, allowing Macias to send in a cross that was volleyed inside the far post by Gonzalez from two yards out.

In the 40th minute, Terry put Evansville in front 3-1 by finishing a pair of passes from Hajderovic and Cortez. Hajderovic started the chance with a long ball from the center of the pitch down the right sideline to Cortez, who played the ball into the middle of the box and finished the chance.

The Panthers' best first-half scoring chance came with 36 minutes remaining in the stanza, when Stephen McGill collected a cross inside the back, creating a one-on-one opportunity. However, Teppen made a diving save to end the chance.

In the second half, Andrew Weber nearly scored for GSU with just under nine minutes to play in the match, when he fired a shot just over the crossbar from 18 yards out.

Offensively, Gonzalez led the Aces with four shots and two shots on goal. Hajderovic bolstered the UE offensive attack with three attempts.

Georgia State was able to earn eight corner kick attempts, but the Evansville defense stood strong, as Aaron Jones led the Panthers with three shots.

Evansville will return to action next weekend, when the Aces host the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic. UE will open the two-day event with a match against NJIT Friday night at 7:30 p.m., before wrapping up the Classic with a 2:30 p.m. Sunday against Eastern Illinois.
 

* Quick Start Propels Aces to 3-0 Victory Over Belmont

– Sophomore Abby Springer set the tone for the University of Evansville women's soccer team Friday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium by scoring the first goal of the match just 17 seconds after the opening whistle, as the Purple Aces went on to defeat visiting Belmont, 3-0.

Fellow sophomore Kayla Smith was responsible for the other two Evansville (4-2-1) goals, as the Aces outshot Belmont (2-3-0), 29-9, en route to their second-straight victory. Sophomore goalkeeper Simone Busby picked up the clean sheet by making a pair of saves in the win.

UE made the most of its first possession, as Smith took the opening kickoff a few yards up field, before delivering a pass to the far side of the box to Springer, who scored her first goal of the year by firing a shot inside the far post to give Evansville the early 1-0 advantage.

Smith once again got her name on the score sheet in the 15th minute, when she collected a pass from junior Tatiana Pagan just inside the right side of the box and slipped a shot past Bruin goalkeeper Nicole Berner to put the Aces up 2-0.

UE led 2-0 at halftime and posted an 11-4 shot advantage in the opening 45 minutes. BU managed just one shot on goal in the opening stanza, while Evansville managed to put six on frame.

The Aces continued to create scoring chances in the second half and Smith was able to tally her fifth point of the match in the 58th minute. The Evansville native collected a loose ball at the top of 18-yard box, before turning and firing a shot past Berner to make the final score, 3-0, in favor of UE.

Evansville kept Berner busy in net for much of the evening, as she finished the match with nine saves, making five of them in the second half.

Smith led the Aces offensively with six shots, while Springer, senior Lauren Tiernan and freshman Bronwyn Boswell each finished with five shots apiece.

Eight different Evansville players were able to put shots on goal and the Aces finished the contest with an 8-2 corner kick margin.

UE will be back at McCutchan Stadium Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., when it hosts in-state rival Valparaiso.
 

* UE Cross Country Travels To Huntsville, Alabama

The season continues for the Purple Aces cross country squads as they travel to the Fleet Foot Invitational in Huntsville, Ala. on Saturday.

Action starts on Saturday morning when the men will run their 8K at 9 a.m. with the women’s 5K set to begin at 9:45. Both will take place at Sharon Johnston Park, which is located roughly 18 miles northeast of the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus.

In the Walt Crawford Open last Friday, both teams battled through the heat for the second-straight race but came out with solid runs on both sides. Junior Josh Genet led the way for the men as his time of 26:05.43 gave him a tenth place effort. Just behind him was sophomore Jon Ashby, who took 21st place with a time of 26:50.31.

As a team, the men came in fourth place out of 12 teams in the outing. The women also placed fourth with 13 teams running.

Kelby Jenkins rallied late before wrapping up her race in second place. While the finish was not what she wanted, she did set the fourth best time in school history as her time of 17:39.95 was just a second off of her PR.

On a fast course, a pair of UE women did set new top times as Maria Lynn and Kirsten Perrey had their fastest races. Lynn ran a 19:16.77, finishing three seconds ahead of her previous mark while Perrey ran a 19:32.13, topping her previous best of 19:51, which was run in her freshman campaign.
 

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