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AceNotes Today

Thursday, May 19, 2011

* Share Your Thoughts on Ace Purple

DEADLINE to participate in the survey is MONDAY, MAY 23 @ 5:00 p.m. CDT!!

Ace Purple was created in the late 1960s in the image of a turn-of-the-century riverboat gambler, representing Evansville’s location on the banks of the Ohio River.

He also brandished a club with a spike on one end and carried a gun, and his facial features included a sneer. In 1977 Ace Purple went through an update as UE moved to Division-1 in athletics and with that came another change to Ace Purple as a more likeable character who was cunning, daring, quick wit and had shrewd judgment and those are the current characteristics of Ace Purple.

As the University enters a new era with the move into a new state of the art basketball arena, it appears an appropriate time for Ace Purple to receive a makeover. We need your help in telling us what you like and dislike about the current Ace Purple and what you’d like to see if Ace were to receive a makeover.

Please take a few moments to complete 4 short questions. We value your thoughts regarding the mascot that represents your beloved institution. Go Aces!


Upcoming Events

* It's UE Dragon Boat Time!!!

The Flying Purple Dragons will be back on the water Saturday, June 4, for Evansville’s Funk in the City Annual Midwest Dragon Boat Racing Festival.  We need team members to be on UE’s Dragon Boat Team.  No experience necessary and it is FREE to join!  If you are interested in being on our team, please come to our first meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fitness Center Lobby.  Contact Jen at or ext. 2021 for more information. 

* Women Veterans Conference Planned for June 4

The Honoring Women Veterans Conference, a day of education, pampering, and camaraderie for women who have served in the United States military, will take place from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center. Attendance is free for women veterans.

The day’s events will include an informative session on military benefits, networking and career information, an afternoon of pampering, and a keynote address from Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Irene Trowell-Harris. As the director of Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, Trowell-Harris serves as the primary advisor to the secretary of veterans affairs on programs and issues related to women veterans.

The University of Evansville is proud to host the Honoring Women Veterans Conference and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. To present this conference, UE has partnered with ITT Technical Institute and The Women’s Hospital.

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 20. Military veterans may register online at or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993.


Info You Should Know

* Department of Communication has a new website!

The UE Departmente of Communication has a new home on the Web! Check it out here.

* Summer Fitness Center Class Schedule

The Summer Fitness Center Class schedule is:

Mondays through Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Aerobics Room

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. at the Fitness Center Basketball Courts

* Mike Zimmer's Think Outside the Lunch Box Talk Airing on WNIN-FM

Professor of Economics Mike Zimmer's remarks on rising gasoline prices at his recent Think Outside the Lunch Box faculty lecture will be aired on WNIN-FM on Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m.  Here is the link to the YouTube posting of his comments:



* Baseball Travels to Illinois State for Final MVC Series

The University of Evansville baseball team heads to Illinois State this week for the final Missouri Valley Conference series of the season before next week’s conference tournament in Omaha, Neb. The three-game series starts Thursday at 4:30 p.m. CT in Normal, Ill. and continues Friday at 4:30 p.m., and Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

The Aces currently sit in sixth place in the Valley standings with a 7-10 record in the conference, while the Redbirds are in fourth place with a 10-8 mark in the MVC. 


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