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Friday, September 5, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Student Organization Fair and Picnic TODAY

The annual Student Organization Fair and picnic will be held today from 4-7 pm in the Ridgway University Center. A picnic is free to those not on a meal plan. The event is sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement and the Student Government Association. 

* Pick Up Your 2014 Yearbook Today

Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students (those who did not graduate in December 2013 or May 2014) can pick up their 2014 LinC from 4–7 p.m. today during the Student Organizations Fair and post-Labor Day Picnic in Ridgway Center.  If you were a full-time student last year, you are eligible for a FREE book!

* Join Movie Critic Club!

If you like drama, action, chills, adventure, and more, join Movie Critic Club! Check out our booth on September 5 at the Labor Day Fair! 


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel on Sunday

Everyone is welcome for Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel on Sunday at 1:00 pm. This week's celebrant is Fr. Stephen Gallegos, CM. Father Stephen is a Vincentian missionary who spent 35 years serving in Taiwan. He is presently the chaplain for the Daughters of Charity in Evansville.

Anyone interested in singing with the Newman Choir is encouraged to arrive at 12:30 p.m. for rehearsal. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 for more information.

* Security Awareness Week

Security Awareness Week is September 8 – 12.

Friday, September 12
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Ridgway Center
• Security display focusing on equipment and services provided by
Safety and Security
• Students can register for FREE prizes*

Student drawing for free prizes, Friday, September 12 at 2:00 pm*
• UE Freezer Mug
• UE Automatic Folding Umbrella
• UE Ball Cap
• UE Executive Notepad Holder 

* "Forgiveness" in University Worship this Sunday, Neu Chapel

Tired of seeing only the bad news in your news feed? Join us in Neu Chapel this Sunday for some Good News and a message that speaks about "Forgiveness." All are welcome! The service starts at 10:30 AM. Donut Bank donut balls and coffee are available at 10:00 AM and following the service. 

* Sorority Recruitment 2014!

Formal Sorority Recruitment is coming up next week! All women interested in participating must be registered and paid by Sunday, September 7,  at 5 pm. You can register online at

Additionally, we invite all women to Panhellenic Preview Day on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10am to 12pm at the Panhellenic Center located at 2032 Lincoln Ave. This is an open house event that allows you to meet sorority women and see the sorority suites before formal recruitment begins. We encourage you to come for as long as you like and to visit all four chapters. In addition, our local sorority, Delta Omega Zeta will also be open for you to visit and learn more about them. Their house is located at 532 S. Weinbach Ave. We encourage you to bring a friend, all women are welcome!

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting

The first meeting of the Physical Therapy Club will be held on Thursday, September 11 at 12 pm. The meeting will take place in Graves Hall, Rm 104. Undergraduate and DPT students are welcome to attend. Club dues are $5 per semester or $10 per year. Dues will be collected at the meeting or can be submitted to the PT Club mailbox in Graves Hall until September 17th. 

* Family Weekend 2014!

Encourage your family to attend the Family Weekend festivities! Register by September 14 and your parents could win a FREE night’s stay at a local hotel. The 46th annual Family Weekend will be held from September 26-28! All UE Families can register online at , by phone at 812-488-2586, or by mail with the registration form in the latest Parents Connections newsletter. Students may check in for their parents on 9/26 or 9/27, when they arive on campus. Click here to see the schedule of events. (link to

* Trebles Without A Cause Auditions - Sunday, September 7

The University of Evansville's all male a cappella is seeking all men who love to sing, to audition in Krannert Hall 2nd floor on Sunday, September 7 at 5:30 pm. The Trebles cover classic and popular music from all genres and have fun in the process. Please email jl227 to RSVP for auditions. See you there!

Check us out on youtube:

* Start Your Career with the Orr Fellowship

Orr Fellowship representatives will be conducting an informational session on Thursday, September 11, from 12:15 - 1:10 p.m., in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Join us for pizza and to learn how you can start your career with the Orr Fellowship.

For additional information contact Sethlyn Morgan at 

* Win a Copy of Ido Leffler's Book "Get Big Fast and Do More Good" at Institute Speaker Series Student Forum

Ido LefflerCome learn how one man achieved success while making a positive impact on the world! Ido Leffler will present a student forum on Wednesday, September 10 from 3:00 – 3:50 Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. Audience members can register to win one of several copies of Ido’s book “Get Big Fast and Do More Good,” which will be given away as door prizes!  

Ido’s humor and straight- forward advice on entrepreneurship and social responsibility will appeal to students of all majors. This event is free and to open to everyone. It is an approved ACES Passport Event. Please RSVP to

The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana is pleased to bring Mr. Ido Leffler to UE as our next Institute Speaker Series guest. Ido is Co-founder and “Chief Carrot Lover” of San Francisco-based Yes To Inc. (the makers of Yes To Carrots, Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes, Yes To Blueberries, and Yes To Grapefruit). Yes To is the #2 natural beauty brand in the USA with distribution in over 25,000 stores including Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, and Ulta, among others.

Ido is also Co-founder and CEO of Yoobi, a fun school supply company that engages kids though bright colors, cool designs, and most importantly, cause. For every Yoobi item purchased, Yoobi distributes an item to a classroom in need in the USA. By 2015, Yoobi aims to impact more than 30,000 classrooms, with the goal of changing the lives of over 750,000 kids.

Ido sits on numerous corporate boards including the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council, which aims to bring entrepreneurship and innovation to the United Nations. He co-authored the book “Get Big Fast and Do More Good,” which was published in November 2013 and has received accolades from TIME, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and SUCCESS Magazine, among others. “Get Big Fast and Do More Good” was named one of the top 5 business books of 2014 by

For more information, visit or call 488-2455.

The Institute Speaker Series is supported by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.


Info You Should Know

* Fitness Classes Start Monday September 8

Fitness Classes for Fall 2014:

T25 - Monday through Friday, 7:00 to 7:30 am
Ace Fit - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm
Women on Weights - Tuesday, Thursday, 12:00 -1:00 pm
Ace Hoops - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm
Yoga - Monday, Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm
Pilates - Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm
Cycling - Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm
Line Dancing - Monday, 6:00- 7:00 pm

* New Pool Hours

Open Swim hours have changed this semester. The new hours are as follows:

Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Saturdays and Sundays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

(Subject to lifeguard availability) 

* Neu Chapel Worship Band Forming! Interested?

Want to provide leadership in campus worship? Do you play guitar? Sing? Drums? Bass? You’re invited to audition for a new initiative in Neu Chapel, the Neu Chapel Worship Band. Non-music majors are encouraged to get involved and bring a new song to the Lord! Email University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman for more information: 

* Join the Office Staff Association!

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 dues to Donna Schmitt. Come join in the fun with your colleagues! The first meeting is set for Wednesday, September 10 and will feature Tracy Zeller as the guest speaker. Don't miss it! 



* Biology Professor Publishes Article

Professor of Biology Dale Edwards, Brian Ernsting, and two biology research students, Taylor Timbrook and Margaret Frerichs, published an article "Preliminary evidence of cryptic species among host-associated populations of Unionicola hoesei (Acari: Unionicolidae)" in the International Journal of Acarology. The results of this study are part of a much larger research program characterizing cryptic biodiversity among unionicolid mussel-mites. 

* Dr. Kimberling Presents Research

Clark Kimberling, Professor of Mathematics, presented a research paper, "The Infinite Fibonacci Tree and Other Trees Generated by Rules," at the Sixteenth International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, July 22. The paper, co-authored with English engineer Peter J. C. Moses, will be published in the Proceedings of the conference. The infinite Fibonacci tree is described in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (, which includes a guide to related sequences published in the encyclopedia during Dr. Kimberling's research. At the conference, Dr. Kimberling also led the Problem Session, in which unsolved problems were presented and discussed; Dr. Kimberling is editing these problems for a chapter in the Proceedings, as he has for the past four international conferences of the Fibonacci Association ( 



* Aces Volleyball Heads North to Golden Flashes Classic

With week one in the books, the Purple Aces volleyball team embarks on its second week of action with a trip to Kent, Ohio for the Golden Flashes Classic.

Evansville begins the tournament on Friday versus host Kent State at noon ET before going right back on the floor at 4 p.m. versus New Hampshire. On Saturday, UE closes out the event with a tilt against Morehead State at 10 a.m. ET.

Several Aces players had strong home openers on Tuesday, but Austin Peay held on for a 3-1 victory. Senior Ashley Ring and freshman Genesis Miranda each finishes with a match-high of 15 kills. Both also finished with accurate hitting performances. Ring hit .344 on the night while Miranda checked in at .237.

Another freshman, Grace Carter, has been playing well since making her way into the lineup. In the match against the Governors, Carter recorded a match-high 34 assists to go along with seven digs.

Kent State is the first opponent for UE in the opening match of the event. The Golden Flashes went 2-1 in their trip to the College of Charleston Invitational. Following a season-opening loss to Mercer, Kent State rallied back to defeat Davidson and College of Charleston. Kelsey Bittinger has been the top KSU player thus far, averaging 3.50 kills per set for a total of 42 on the year.

The Wildcats of New Hampshire come into the weekend with a 1-2 mark following their berth in the UConn Classic. UNH began the weekend with losses to Connecticut and Indiana before rallying to beat Central Connecticut State in five sets. Tori Forest has had a monstrous beginning to 2014 as he total of 49 kills leads the way for UNH. That translates into an average of 4.08 per set.

Morehead State will be the final match of the weekend for UE. The Eagles went 0-3 in their opening home tournament where they faced Radford (twice) and Northern Kentucky. Hannah Sigala led the Eagles with 31 kills in the first weekend while Laura McDermott checked in with 27.

After the trip to Ohio, the Aces return home for a huge week of action. On Tuesday, Evansville plays host to Tennessee before hosting their home tournament next weekend. Central Michigan, DePaul and IUPUI are the opponents.

* Cross Country Continues on Friday at EIU

With the season opener and a week of practice under their belts, the University of Evansville cross country teams head north to Charleston, Ill. for the EIU Walt Crawford Open.

The women take to the course to run their 5K event at 4:45 p.m. before the men are set to run 8 kilometers beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the EIU Panther Trail.

Schools slated to participate include: Eastern Illinois, Evansville, IPFW, Missouri State (Women), Murray State, SIU Edwardsville - dual scoring for NCAA Division I teams. Other schools competing: Lincoln College, Vincennes University, Freed-Hardeman, Kaskaskia College, Benedictine University at Springfield, Missouri Valley College, Lindenwood University - Belleville, Danville Area CC and Illinois Track/CC Club.

Last weekend, both teams opened up the season at the Belmont Opener in Nashville, Tenn. While the men’s results are official, they are still finalizing the places for the UE women. Leading the way last weekend for the ladies was Elizabeth Kingshott. She ran the 5K course in a time of 19:51.72 to take 61st place out of 121 runners.

Just behind her was Alyssa Moran, who was just over a second off of Kingshott’s pace, coming in 62nd place with a 19:53.19. Kirsten Perrey was third on the Aces list, taking 71st on the cusp of her 20:21.56. Rounding out the top five for Evansville was Loran Oboikovitz and Sophie Etienne.

The men were led by Josh Genet, who ran his 5K race in 16:45.35 to take 52nd out of 113 runners. Matt Hamilton returned to action in the opener following an injury last season. He was second for the Aces, coming home 57th with a 16:59.33. Benjamin Woolems was third on the Aces with a 17:36.18 while Matthew Spencer and Ross Frondorf rounded out Evansville’s first five runners.

Following the trip to Charleston, the Aces will have an off week prior to running in the Indiana Intercollegiate on Sept. 19. Purdue will host the event this year in West Lafayette.

* MVC Conference Announces 2015 Basketball Schedule

With over 96% of its offensive output from last season back on the floor in 2014, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team is ready to roll come November. Today, we look forward to January as the Missouri Valley Conference has released the 2015 slate for its 10 teams.

The Valley looks to be one of the top leagues once again with plenty of firepower coming from each one of its squads. The MVC sent four teams to the postseason in 2014, led by Wichita State. The Shockers went a perfect 34-0 in the regular season before falling to eventual national runner-up Kentucky. Indiana State was the league’s representative in the NIT while Illinois State (CBI) and Missouri State (CIT) also advanced to postseason play.

"The Missouri Valley Conference is set up to be as tough as ever,” Purple Aces head coach Marty Simmons said. “Anytime you have a team like Wichita State coming off of an undefeated regular season, it brings a lot of excitement to the schedule. From top to bottom, our league is one of the best in the country and this season will be no different."

After spending last New Year’s in Des Moines, Iowa, the Purple Aces will be at home this year, taking on UNI at the Ford Center on Thursday, January 1. Evansville has faced either UNI or Drake on New Year’s Day in three of the last four seasons. The first conference road trip for UE comes on the 4th when the Aces head north on 41 to Terre Haute to take on Indiana State.

Loyola marks the next opponent as the Ramblers head to downtown Evansville on Wednesday, January 7. The Aces completed the season sweep over Loyola last season in the Ramblers’ inaugural run through the MVC. Evansville takes to the road on January 10 and 14 where it faces Bradley and Missouri State, respectively.

Three of the next four games come at home, beginning with a pivotal matchup against defending league champion Wichita State. The Aces host the Shockers on Saturday, January 17. Following a trip to Loyola on the 21st, UE returns home to play Southern Illinois (1/24) and Indiana State (1/27).

February begins with the annual trip to Normal, Ill. to face Illinois State on the 3rd. Another crucial stretch follows as the Aces have three out of four games at home before finishing with two out of three on the road. A home game against Bradley opens the stretch on 2/7 before UE plays host to Missouri State three days later.

Valentine’s Day will see Evansville head over to Carbondale, Ill. to take on SIU before coming home on the 17th to face Drake. One of the toughest stretches comes over the next four days as the Aces face Wichita State on the road on Sunday, Feb. 22 before heading northeast to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on UNI in the final road game on Feb. 25.

The home slate wraps up on the 28th as UE takes on Illinois State in the regular season finale. The last time the Redbirds played at UE in the home finale came in 2011 as ISU faced Evansville in the final game at Roberts Stadium.

Evansville also announced its exhibition contests. UE opens up the preseason with a home tilt versus McKendree on Nov. 1 before the Aces host Wabash on the 8th.

Times for all games will be released at a later date.

2015 MVC Schedule
Thurs. Jan. 1 – UNI
Sun. Jan. 4 – at Indiana State
Wed. Jan. 7 – Loyola
Sat. Jan. 10 – at Bradley
Wed. Jan. 14 – at Missouri State
Sat. Jan. 17 – Wichita State
Wed. Jan. 21 – at Loyola
Sat. Jan. 24 – Southern Illinois
Tues. Jan. 27 – Indiana State
Sat. Jan. 31 – at Drake
Tues. Feb. 3 – at Illinois State
Sat. Feb. 7 – Bradley
Tues. Feb. 10 – Missouri State
Sat. Feb. 14 – at Southern Illinois
Tues. Feb. 17 – Drake
Sun. Feb. 22 – at Wichita State
Wed. Feb. 25 – at UNI
Sat. Feb. 28 – Illinois State

* UE Women's Soccer Earns Two Weekly Awards

With a pair of weekend wins under their belts, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team added a pair of Missouri Valley Conference Weekly Awards to the list as the squad stands at 3-1 following two weeks of action.

Last week, the Purple Aces earned a 2-0 win over Bowling Green before finishing with a 1-0 decision over Eastern Kentucky. Following the shutout wins, UE was honored by the MVC as Tatiana Pagan was named the Defensive Player of the Week while Simone Busby garnered Goalkeeper of the Week honors.

Tatiana Pagan pushed forward from her defensive position to score the game-winning goal for Evansville in Friday night’s win vs. Bowling Green, as the senior back delivered a low, driving shot inside the far post from 20 yards out after receiving a short corner kick service. In addition, Pagan helped the Purple Aces’ defense post a pair of shutouts and limit opponents to a combined three shots on goal this weekend.

Simone Busby was part of both shutouts for Evansville this weekend, as she posted a solo shutout in Sunday’s win over Eastern Kentucky and played all but nine minutes between the posts in Friday’s blanking of Bowling Green. Busby made three saves in her 170 minutes of action on the week to lower her goals against average to 1.14 this season.

The women are in action tonight as they travel to Martin, Tenn. to take on UT-Martin at 6 p.m. The ladies open the weekend on Friday evening with a 5 p.m. home tilt versus Butler.


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