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Monday, October 28, 2013

* Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend is November 1 - 3

Please join us in welcoming alumni back to campus this weekend during the Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend festivities. A variety of activities are planned and faculty, students and staff are welcome to take part. To view the full schedule of events, visit

* Homecoming Alumni Speaker: Larry Mackey '73

Each year the UE Alumni Association features an alum with an interesting story to tell as part of the Homecoming Alumni Speaker Series. This year Larry Mackey, member of the Oklahoma City bombing prosecution team, trial attorney and partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis, will share his experiences. Hear Larry Mackey speak on Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. More information can be found at


What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Ozanam Shelter Halloween Party Tonight

Tonight is the Newman Club's annual Halloween party for the children at the Ozanam Family Homeless Shelter. We need all the volunteers we can get, so if you're interested in joining us, we'll be meeting at the Newman Center (just across Lincoln Avenue from UE's front oval) for pizza anytime after 4:30 p.m., and then leaving at 5:15 p.m (feel free to come in costume!). We should return by 7:30. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

There is no regular Dinner & Discussion at the Newman Center tonight.

* Wellness Nurse on Campus Today

The employee wellness nurse will be in Graves Hall lobby TODAY - Monday, Oct. 28 - from 1 - 3 p.m.

Many restaurant foods are overloaded with salt, fat, sugar and calories. Forgo the bread basket, order a child size or half order, or make a meal out of salads, soups, steamed veggies and appetizers. Listen to your body’s natural cues and stop eating when you’re full.

* GAP - Global Business Experience for Students of All Majors - Info Sessions

Do you want to want to get real-world global business experience working with students from across the university to complete a project for a local business or organization? This opportunity prepares you for professional life and can really set you apart in your job search. Students of all majors are welcome, and projects are completed as part of the 3-credit hour BUS 350 course. Students receive coaching to guide the work and gain exposure to valuable, practical tools and techniques.

Come to an information session to learn more about how the GAP (Global Business Experience for Students of All Majors) program can help you succeed:

October 29, 12:15 p.m., Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Building

See our website at for more information.

* The People Speak - Tonight

The History Department of the University of Evansville invites students, faculty, and the community to The People Speak, an engaging look at American history through personal narratives and music performed by countless stars of stage and screen. The event honors the life and work of Howard Zinn who helped reinvigorate the study of American history from below. The event is October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  After the viewing, a discsussion will follow with Reverend Gerald Arnold (NAACP), Dr. Gary May (Veterans for Peace), Dr. Amie McKibban (USI), and Gary Fritz (Jobs with Justice). Copies of the DVD and Howard Zinn's A People's History will be given as door prizes.

* UEMTA Teddy Bear Project Collection

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Association is collecting small new stuffed animals to give to children having their blood drawn in order to improve the experience. They are collecting throughout the month of October with collection bins in Ridgway University Center, Schroeder School of Business Building, Krannert Fine Arts Building, and Graves Hall. Please donate.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: A Choral Concert and Music Therapy's Impact

The University Choir and the Department’s chamber choir, Kantorei, will offer a joint concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday evening, October 29, at 7:30. Under the baton of Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, the choirs will perform a broad repertoire of works from the Renaissance to the Modern Era by composers such as Jacques Arcadelt, Claudio Monteverdi, Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, and Stephen Foster. Pianist Kristen Jones and Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson will provide accompaniment for several of the works. The concert is free and open to the public.

Music Therapy students will be making a difference at a number of events in the coming days. On Friday, November 1, they will be volunteering at the Family Fun Night sponsored by “Inspiring Autism Spectrum Families.” The students’ contribution to the event will be to host an “instrument petting zoo.” They will provide live music and assistance while the attendees experiment with various instruments, learn some new songs, and make some new friends. On Sunday, November 3, senior music therapy students Sara Graham and Rochelle Beckman will be providing the music for the Deaconess Hospice Annual Memorial Service. Also on November 3, music therapy students will be sponsoring a “Make and Take” Instrument Table during “Isaac’s Day of Music.”

This event is a fund raiser for the Isaac Miller Music Matters Endowment. Isaac Miller is the late son of UE music therapy alumna Amy Miller, and the funds raised are used to provide scholarships for children wishing to receive music therapy or music lessons. The UE String Ensemble, under the baton of Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will also be performing during this event.

* Come Climb with Venturing Crew!

Come join Venturing Crew for an evening of fun at Vertical eXcape! We will be climbing on November 16 from 7:30 pm to 12 am. There will be sign up tables in Ridgway University Center on October 30 from 11-1 and October 31 from 12-2. In addition to signing up and signing a waiver, a $10 deposit will be required that will be returned upon boarding the bus. There are only 70 spots, so sign up soon!

* Interested in Law? Attend Phi Alpha Delta Call Out Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta is a co-ed pre-law fraternity - a family whose core values create leaders. If you are interested in law or law school, please join us for our call out meeting! ALL MAJORS are WELCOME. Come meet other students like you that are interested in the law field and or law school!

When: Tuesday, October 29 at 4pm
Where: Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Why: because you know deep down you want to be there...especially since there will be FREE PIZZA!!! Don't miss out!!

* Soup Fundraiser October 31st

Join us for some spooktacular couldrons of soup on Thursday October 31 between 11:0 0am-1:00 pm. The OSA will be selling a bowl of homemade soup, dessert and beverage for $5.00! What a great price! Come on over to Olmstead Lobby and bring all the hungry ghosts and goblins you know to enjoy a hot lunch! The money raised will go toward scholarships for our UE students.

* Aces Fan Fest this Saturday!

Celebrate the start of basketball season and Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend at the Aces Fan Fest Saturday from 1 - 4 p.m. outside the Ford Center. Chili Cook-off, Aces Best Dance Crew, Live Entertainment featuring Berteal and Scott Winzinger, Games, food and lots of fun. Don't miss out! For more information contact or extension 2586.

* Josh Fessel, PhD presents: Bench to Bedside: 'Medicine Research in the 21st Century.'"

Josh Fessel, a 1999 graduate of the University of Evansville - will return to his alma mater to deliver a special program “Bench to Bedside: ‘Medical Research in the 21st Century ‘”presented by the Dr. Guy Banta, Distinguished Lecture Series in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. His message to students, alumni and invited community members will focus on his work at Vanderbilt University and how his education at the University of Evansville prepared him for medicine in the 21st century. He will discuss the differences between a private practice doctor and a researcher.

Fessel will be presenting at 2:30 pm Friday, November 1 in Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall) in Koch Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.

* Thomas C. Fiddick Lecture Series

Olivia Remie Constable will be the featured speaker at the Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture TODAY - Friday, November 1. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:00 p.m., Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center Constable will be speaking on the “Changing views of Islam in Spain between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period.”

A professor of medieval history and the Robert M. Conway director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, Constable taught in the history department at Columbia University for six years. She earned her PhD in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University in 1989 and then moved to the history department at the University of Notre Dame in 1995.

She has published Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula 900-1500 (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which won the John Nicholas Brown Prize from the Medieval Academy of America; Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997; second edition 2011); and Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World: Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

She is currently working on a new book project examining Christian perceptions of Muslim identity in late medieval and early modern Spain. Constable has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, she has been the recipient of fellowships from the NEH, the ACLS, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and she was named a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2009.


Info You Should Know

* Free HIV Testing at Health Center on October 30

There will be free HIV testing at the Heatlh Center on October 30 from 9:00 noon. Call for an appointment at 488-2033

* Serious About a Global Perspective?

Check out the newly designed Religion Major: The Global Religions emphasis offers a comparative study of religious and theological traditions around the world, focused on issues of interreligious engagement and dialogue. Consider adding as a second major or minor!

* Opportunity for Outstanding Students!

FYS is now offering a 3 credit hour teaching internship (FYS 499) that will provide select students the opportunity to assist in the instruction of First-Year Seminar courses. Teaching Interns (TIs) will work under the supervision of FYS faculty, working closely with them in and out of the classroom. TIs will attend FYS classes and model good academic behavior, help to facilitate discussion, work one-on-one with students on writing, and serve as a peer mentor and tutor to FYS students and a liaison between FYS faculty and students. Interested students should contact Dr. Valerie Stein at for more information and an application.

* Reminder December Graduates

December graduates, if you missed Commencement Central you can still purchase a cap and gown and/or order graduation announcements in the UE Bookstore. However, if you're a MASTER'S graduate you need to get to the Bookstore promptly and order your custom made regalia. Your gown and hood take longer to produce so you need to order them very soon. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Senior Showcase Exhibition

Visit the Krannert Gallery from Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 15 to see featured art from Art Department seniors. Students featured include Sam Wathen, Brooke Reneer, Katie Winiger, Cassie Gutman, Dakota Moody and Stephani Mrozinski. View a body of unique artwork as the seniors take a "Road Trip" through their careers at UE. Come join the students for an opening reception in Krannert Gallery on Monday, November 4 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

* Ace Alert (Emergency Slert System) Reminder

The Ace Alert system is the primary mode of communication should an emergency arise on or near campus that requires the action of students, employees, and/or visitors on campus. Please visit to assure that your contact information is up to date and complete. Remember, you may add a second e-mail and up to 3 cell phone numbers to your preferences.

In addition to your personal emergency notifications, campus alert messages will also be delivered by:
• University provided Cisco IP phones
• Campus Visix digital display units
• Campus housing alert system
• Facebook
• Twitter @AceAlerts
• University owned computers

* Textbook Adoptions Due

This is a reminder to all academic departments and professor that adoptions for Intersession and Spring 2014 should be submitted to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore at x2032.

* Ace CARE – Community Action through Rehabilitation and Education

After a year of planning, Ace CARE has officially begun on the University of Evansville campus. Ace CARE is a pro-bono physical therapy clinic run by Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Previously established at ECHO Community Health Care, Ace CARE provides exceptional physical therapy services to uninsured and underinsured patients of the Tri-state. While ECHO is no longer able to accommodate physical therapy services at their downtown facility, they have continued their partnership with UE by providing physician referrals to the on-campus facility. 

Ace CARE is a collaborative effort among first, second, and third year DPT students who work as a treatment team to establish a diagnosis and appropriate plan of care for each patient. Students also have the opportunity to seek guidance from a volunteer, licensed physical therapist who oversees the daily operations. Ace CARE provides a unique opportunity for DPT students to expand their cultural awareness and professional skills while providing critical assistance to a vulnerable population.  Ace CARE also helps to further develop interpersonal relationships between students and local physical therapy providers. 

Ace CARE is currently operating out of Graves Hall, room 104 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Students are able to accommodate four patients during this time. Each patient undergoes an initial evaluation and is then scheduled for follow-up appointments as necessary. After each visit, patients are provided with a new home exercise program to further enhance their progress.

The need for physical therapy services is extremely evident, as Ace CARE has a waiting list of eighteen patients. In the future, Ace CARE hopes to expand its services to two days a week in an attempt to accommodate a higher volume of patients. With the help of faculty, students, local physical therapists, and ECHO Community Health Care, Ace CARE aims to provide quality pro bono physical therapy services to as many patients as possible within the Tri-state area.

* Spring Semester Housing Cancellation Deadline is Approaching

Students may cancel their UE housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be:
- Attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad
- Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
- Moving into a fraternity house
- Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

The deadline to cancel UE housing contracts for the spring semester, for reasons listed above, 5:00 pm, November 1.

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

Cancellation requests can be made in the Office of Residence Life.



* Beavers to Speak in Perth

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion and director of the Digital Humanities Laboratory, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Digital Humanities Australasia conference to be be held at the University of Western Australia this coming March. The visit will follow two invited presentations on the Digital Humanities at the University of South Carolina in early February and a conference presentation at the 2014 Humanities Education and Research Association Conference in Washington D.C. later that month. Several of the talks will confront the question of whether ethics is computable and, if so, what this means for the way we understand value.

* Heidi Strobel Awarded Grant

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, has been awarded a Yale University Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Research Support Grant. In the summer of 2014, she will use this grant to continue her research in England on textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845) after participating in the field school at Jezreel, Israel, directed by Jennie Ebeling, associate professor and Chair of the Department of Archaeology and Art History.

* Beavers Joins Research Group at Duke University

Anthony F. Beavers, Ppofessor of philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was recently invited to join the research group on "The Future of the Information Society" at Duke University. His role here will be to continue his work on the impact our information-based culture is having on our sense of value. Beavers is currently working on these and related ideas in a book to be titled The Crisis of Value in the Information Age.

* Exclusive Halloween Showings of UE Alums' Film DAYLIGHT

Daylight, a feature length thriller/horror film made by UE alums David McCracken and Josh Riedford, recently had its world premiere in London in August. The film features local talent and was shot almost exclusively in Evansville and the surrounding area, including several scenes at UE. Come enjoy this very unique horror film in honor of Halloween and support the local arts in Evansville! Showtimes are Sunday, October 27 at 2:15 pm and Monday through Thursday, October 28-31, at 7:30 pm at Showplace Cinemas East. (Please note - there is a cost of admission that is determined by Showplace Cinemas)



* Team Effort Leads UE To 3-2 Win At Bradley

In a 5-set thriller, the University of Evansville volleyball team overcame a 2-1 deficit to defeat Bradley by a 3-2 final on Friday night.

Four UE (8-13, 3-7 MVC) players finished with double-digit kills, led by Ashley Ring, who finished the night with 13. The trio of Stephanie Cerino, Meaghan Holmes and Rachel TenHoor tallied 11 apiece while Lauren Seyller notched eight. Cerino and TenHoor had an extremely accurate night on offense, hitting .391 and .357, respectively.

Jenn Murphy led all players with 47 assists while Katie Klages (35 digs) and Ring (29 digs) got the job done on defense. Alisa Tupuritis led all players with 26 kills for Bradley (10-9, 4-6 MVC)

Things got off to a great start for Evansville as they reeled off the first five points of the evening as Holmes supplied two kills in the run. Bradley fought back in a quick manner, tying the game up at 6-6. Six ties led to a 14-14 score. That is where the tide turned Bradley’s way as they notched three in a row, including a Melissa Hoerber service ace. UE cut the BU lead to just one at 17-16 before the Braves extended their advantage to win by a 25-20 final.

Game two was almost a mirror image of the first, though the teams switched their roles. It was Bradley jumping out to the early lead, notching the opening four points. Evansville slowly clawed its way back, tying the frame up for the first time at 15-15 on a Brave error. With the score knotted at 16-16, the Aces scored two in a row, led by an Emma Roberson kill, before taking a 25-21 triumph.

Another early run opened up the third frame as the Braves got off to a quick start. Unlike the previous two sets, BU saw that lead finish with a win. Evansville would tie the set up at 12-12 for the first time, but a 4-0 run by the Braves gave them the lead for good as they finished off a 25-19 win.

With their backs against the walls, the Aces bounced back from their 2-1 deficit to earn their first MVC road win of the season. They did it in impressive fashion, opening up a 4-1 advantage and leading for majority of the match. Ring registered seven kills while hitting .538 in the game while tying up the overall match at 2-2.

That win did not come that easy, though, as Bradley fought back from a 4-point deficit to tie the game up at 20-20. With the result in jeopardy, the Aces stood tall, forcing three BU errors while finishing up on a 5-1 run to force a deciding game.

Cerino and Holmes recorded kills to open up the final set before the Braves came back to take a 6-4 lead as Tupuritis notched three early kills. Later, a Lea Sack serve got through the Aces defense, giving BU a 12-10 lead. Following a timeout by head coach Manolo Concepcion, UE focused its efforts on the win. Seyller notched a kill out of the break before a Bradley error tied it up at 12-12. From there, it was Cerino bringing it home with a pair of late kills to seal the match with a 15-13 win.

Tomorrow evening, the Aces make the quick trip from Peoria to Chicago where they are set to take on Loyola beginning at 7 p.m.

* Loyola Takes 3-0 Decision Over Volleyball

Senior Lauren Seyller set her career mark with 12 digs, but Loyola hit an impressive .242 to take a 3-0 win over the University of Evansville volleyball team on Saturday night.

Seyller finished the night with 12 digs and four kills. Katie Klages dug up 18 balls in the match for UE (8-14, 3-8 MVC) while three players paced the offense with six kills each.

Laura Purcell and Brittany Brown finished with 18 and 12 kills, respectively. Purcell hit an accurate .317 on the night while Brown stood at .310.

Loyola set the tone early as with the score tied up at 6-6 in the opening frame, they posted three in a row to take the lead for good. The Aces got within a tally at 9-8 before the Ramblers extended their lead to as many as six, 19-13, on back-to-back Kathleen Vogel kills. They would hang on for a 25-21 triumph.

Set number two was all Loyola as they reeled off seven of the first nine points to set the tone before Seyller came back with two of her four kills to cut the game to 7-5. The Ramblers took control from there, seeing their lead hit double figures at 23-13 before holding on by that advantage with a 25-15 final.

Evansville had its best frame in the third set, overcoming an early 9-5 deficit to tie it up at 10-10 on a Seyller service ace. With the score tied at 11-11, UE posted seven of the next nine tallies on their way to an 18-13 advantage on a block assist courtesy of Seyller and Meaghan Holmes.

Loyola inched its way back with a point at 20-19 before Evansville looked to be in control when an Emma Roberson kill made it 24-22 in favor of the Aces. A Vogel kill sparked a 2-0 spurt that knotted the game at 24-24 before a Brown kill put the Ramblers back in front at 26-25. An Aces error provided the final point of the night as at 27-25 win sealed the match for Loyola.

Next up for the Aces are a pair of home outings next weekend as they take on Wichita State on Friday evening at 7 p.m. before welcoming Missouri State to the Carson Center at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

* Aces Cruise Past Trevecca Nazarene In Exhibition Opener

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team used a combination of hot shooting and stifling defense to defeat visiting Trevecca Nazarene, 83-40, Saturday night at the Ford Center in its preseason opener.

Freshman Black Simmons paced three Evansville players in double figures with 14 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Sophomore Adam Wing went 5-for-9 from the floor for 12 points and hauled in seven rebounds, while freshman Duane Gibson added 11 points and tallied five steals.

Evansville shot an event 50 percent from the field, as it drained 25 of its 50 field goal attempts, including a 59 percent clip in the second half (16-for-27), and held Trevecca Nazarene to a 23 percent shooting night by forcing 18 turnovers.

Both teams struggled to find their shooting stroke early in the contest, as the two teams combined to hit just three of their first 10 shots heading into the first media timeout, as Evansville held a 6-3 lead at the 15:32 mark.

Simmons capped a 7-0 run for the Aces with a pair of free throws to put UE in front 10-3, before Evansville’s defense held Trevecca Nazarene without a field goal for over seven and a half minutes and extended the advantage to 16-5. The Trojans cut the lead to single digits at 18-10, when Taylor Clay connected on the lone three-pointer of the half with 8:35 remaining in the half.

The Aces’ once again clamped down defensively and held TNU to just two points for the final 4:34 of the stanza and closed the half on a 12-2 run that was capped by a free throw from sophomore Christian Benzon.

Despite not hitting any of its six three-point attempts, Evansville shot 39 percent from the floor in the first 20 minutes and was paced by junior Jaylon Moore’s five first-half points. Defensively, the Aces held the Trojans to a 17 percent first-half shooting percentage, as TNU sank just five of their 30 shots from the floor in the half. In addition, UE forced nine first-half turnovers, while committing just four miscues.Evansville started the second half on a 9-0 run to take a 39-12 lead and all but put the game away, when Simmons knocked down the Aces’ first trey of the contest with 16:55 to play.

Jordan Miles ended UE’s run on TNU’s next possession, but Evansville would continue to pull away for the remainder of the half, extending its lead to as many as 46 points on a David Howard layup at the 1:27 mark that made the score 82-36.

The Aces shot 59 percent from the floor in the second half, hitting 16 of their 27 attempts. Trevecca Nazarene shot 30 percent (9-for-30) in the period and went 5-for-14 from beyond the arc for a 35 percent shooting percentage.

UE outrebounded the Trojans, 49-29, and posted a 42-14 advantage in the paint. Evansville also dominated the free throw line, as it went 29-for-36 from the charity stripe (81 percent), while TNU went to the line just 12 times, making only six of its attempts.

Evansville will wrap up its exhibition slate next Saturday, Nov. 2, when it hosts Illinois Springfield at 4:05 p.m.

* Braun Intercollegiate Set Ford Monday And Tuesday

The second-annual Braun Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Evansville women’s golf team, is slated to be played at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind. on Monday and Tuesday.

After a successful event last year, 14 teams have committed to playing this season including: Lipscomb, SIU Edwardsville, Dayton, Indiana State, Butler, Wichita State, UNI, Valparaiso, Northern Kentucky, USI, IUPUI, Tennessee State, Loyola and Evansville.

Play commences each day with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with 18 holes being played both Monday and Tuesday.

Earlier this week at the Dayton Fall Invitational, Evansville took second place. Kayla Katterhenry carded a 74, the lowest round for the Purple Aces in the event, as she improved by seven strokes over her opening day tally to tie for 11th place. Cathy Doyle was the top finisher for the Aces, tallying a 78 in the final round to finish with a 155.

Tying Katterhenry's effort was junior Dana Hayden. After carding a 78 on Monday, she improved by a shot on Tuesday to tally a 77 en route to a 155. One shot behind was Paige Crafton as her total of the event (156) tied her for 15th place.

The second freshman on the squad, Maggie Camp, improved by 19 spots in the final day as she improved by eight strokes, carding a 79 to finish the event with a 166. Playing as an individual was Sydney Skiles, who tied for 72nd with a 170.

* Women's Golf Hosts the Braun Intercollegiate

Aces fans, the women’s golf team finishes its fall schedule as it hosts the Braun Intercollegiate at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville on Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29. Come out and support the UE women’s golf team in action Monday and Tuesday at Quail Crossing Golf Club!


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