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Monday, September 8, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Dinner & Discussion at Newman Center Tonight

Tonight at 5:30 pm will be the Newman Catholic Student Center's first Dinner & Discussion. This evening, UE seniors and the Newman ministry team will talk about what Newman has meant to them in their time at UE, and also discuss plans for the year. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the discussion from 6-7 p.m. The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, across the street from the Koch Center and front oval. Everyone is welcome!


* Deans' List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans' List status for Spring Semester 2014 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries located in the entry lobby. Students merit the honor of being named to Deans' List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. The exhibit continues through September 26th. 

* 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 


Upcoming Events

* 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.

* This Week in Music: The Eykamp String Quartet Performs

The Department of Music continues its concert season this Tuesday in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Department’s resident string ensemble, the Eykamp String Quartet. Quartet members include violinist and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Jessica Tong, violinist and EPO Associate Concertmaster Alicia Choi, EPO Principal violist Rose Wollman, and EPO Principal Cellist Kirsten Jermé. Also featured will be guest artist Atar Arad, a faculty member of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Arad is widely recognized as an outstanding violist, having played for seven years with the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Quartet and having performed as soloist with numerous orchestras in both America and Europe. He is also a noted composer and writer on music. Tuesday’s concert will begin with Mozart’s String Quartet in G Major, K. 387. The ensemble will then perform Arad’s Toccatina A La Turk, and for the finale, Arad will join the quartet for a performance of Antonin Dvo?ák’s Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97. The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. 

* Fundamentals of Engineering Review Class Dates Announced

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

All classes will be held Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science building on the UE campus.  Classes are divided into relevance per discipline.  Civil and mechanical engineering candidates will attend from September 25, 2014 through February 5, 2015. Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend October 2, November 6, 13, and 20, 2014.
Fees are adjusted accordingly.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.  For information about fees and the registration process, please contact Tina Newman via e-mail at or phone at 812-488-2651.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 25, 2014 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 

* 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

* 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 


Info You Should Know

* UE Discount for "Discover DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side" Theatre Art Show

Discover DaVinci & MichelangeloDiscover DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side makes its Indiana debut at Victory Theatre on October 3, at 7:30 PM. Mark Rodgers—Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions at the permanent Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy—will take guests on a fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two monumental geniuses.

This original theatre performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures. Rodgers compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never before seen, while relating them to the world that we live in today as we strive to discover our own inner DaVinci and Michelangelo. With the code ACES, all faculty, staff, and students will receive a $5-off each ticket purchased to this extraordinary show.

This discounted offer can be redeemed at Ford Center Ticket Office or online at Visit or call the Ticket Office at 812-422-1515 for more information about this event. 

* English Department joins Twitter!

The UE English department now has an official Twitter feed. Follow us at #ueenglish for the latest news and announcements from the department as well as interesting and exciting stories from the world of literature. You can also like us on Facebook at our "Department of English at the University of Evansville" page. 

* 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! 

* More Beverage Vending Selections are Here!

You may have noticed that the variety of beverages available in the vending machines around campus has increased. With the variety of beverages ranging from water, sodas, sport drinks to energy drinks and more comes a variety of prices. To quickly locate the price of a vending beverage, push the selection button and check the display for the price before you put any money into a vending machine. Enjoy! 



* 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. 



* Women's Golf Wraps Up Opening Day

Reigning Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year Kayla Katterhenry picked up right where she left off from last season as she completed the opening day of the Redbird Invitational tied for fifth place.

In the opening round of action on Sunday, Katterhenry finished with a 6-over 78. After a quick regroup between rounds, she returned to form, circling the course in an even 72 strokes on her way to a 150. She goes into Monday’s final round of 18 in a tie for 5th place, five shots off the lead.

Behind her was senior Cathy Doyle. Following an 80 in the first round, Doyle improved by five strokes, shooting a 75 to finish the day with a 155. She stands in a tie for 26th at +11. Another sophomore – Maggie Camp – rounded out the top three for the University of Evansville. Camp carded an 81 in the opening tour of 18 before firing an 84 to finish at 165. She is tied for 74th.

Rounding out Evansville’s contingent in the event were Dana Hayden and Kelly Lamarche. Hayden finished Sunday with a 177 while Lamarche checked in with a 187.

As a team, the Purple Aces stand in a tie with Marshall University in 14th place. Both squads completed the first two rounds with a 642. Evansville is within shouting distance of the top ten, currently eight shots behind MVC rival Drake, who stands at 634.

Leading the way for the individuals is Maggie Ambrose of Illinois State. Playing as an individual, Ambrose registered rounds of 73 and 72, which put her atop the leaderboard at a 1-over 145. Fellow Redbird Brianna Cooper is in second place. She is one shot off the lead with a 146. Lena Gautier of Northern Illinois is in third with a 147.

The Huskies of NIU are comfortably in front on the team side. Northern Illinois posted the low round of the event in the second trip on Sunday, finishing with a 296. They lead Illinois State by seven strokes. Ball State sits in third, ten shots behind while Butler and Ohio U. round out the top five.

On Monday, the teams will play one more round of 18 to complete the event.

* Ring Tallies 21 Kills as Aces Down Morehead State

 A dominant 21-kill performance by senior Ashley Ring gave the Purple Aces volleyball team a come-from-behind 21 3-1 victory over Morehead State in the Aces’ final contest at the Golden Flashes Classic on Saturday morning.

Ring was the focus of the UE (2-5) offense from the start, leading everyone with 56 attempts. She registered 21 kills while hitting .250. Genesis Miranda finished the match with 10 kills while Meaghan Holmes had nine. She had another accurate offensive effort, hitting .467.

Morehead State (0-6) had four players with double figure kills and actually outhit Evansville, .21-.193. Hannah Sigala notched 17 to lead the Eagles.

In the opening frame, Morehead State posted a dominant effort, especially in the second half of the game. With the score tied at 10-10, the Eagles took control. A Sigala tally saw MSU reel off the next three points before they extended it to a 25-18 win.

Game two saw Ring bring the Aces back as she registered eight kills in the set. It did not start off that way for UE, as Morehead State opened the game on a 7-2 run, led by three Sigala kills. Evansville made its way back, tying the score up at 13-13. Down 13-9, the Aces fought back as Miranda posted three kills in a row.

Nine ties took place, leading to a 24-24 score. That is where the dynamic duo of Miranda and Ring made the difference. They notched back-to-back kills as the Aces tied the series up at 1-1.

Another hard-fought set took place in the third as control of the match was on the line. The Eagles had the edge in the early-going, taking a 13-9 lead after three Evansville errors. A Stephanie Cerino kill saw the Aces tie it up at 17-17, but the Eagles punched back as a pair of Sigala kills gave them a 23-20 advantage.

A few points later, Morehead State found itself with match point, up 24-22. The Aces took advantage of two MSU errors to take a 25-24 advantage before turning two more errors into a 28-26 win.

Evansville clinched the match in four sets with another late rally. The Eagles looked to be in control, up 20-15. In their best battle of the season, Evansville kept its magic going. With Miranda serving, the Aces made their way back within one at 21-20. A Holmes kill tied the score up before Kim Deprez took her turn serving. She led UE on a 4-0 run as they took a 24-21 lead. The clincher came as Cerino notched her fifth kills as the Aces grabbed a 25-22 win and their second match of the year.

On Tuesday, the Aces need your support for one of the biggest matches in Carson Center history. Evansville plays host to the University of Tennessee for a 7 p.m. match. Extra seating will be available for what will be an awesome atmosphere.

* Cross Country Competes at EIU Open

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams earned fourth place efforts in their respective races as the University of Evansville competed at the Eastern Illinois University Walt Crawford Open on Friday at the EIU Panther Trail.

A pair of seniors led the way for both teams as Alyssa Moran took 18th place in the 5K race while Josh Genet came home 12th in UE’s first 8K race of the fall.

Moran circled the course in a time of 19:35.42. It was her top 5K time in almost two years and her fourth-best overall time in collegiate 5K races. Next up for Evansville was Laurel Wolfe, who came in 23rd out of 132 runners. She finished in 19:46.50.

After leading the way for the Aces in last week’s Belmont Opener, Elizabeth Kingshott came home 30th on Friday with her time of 20:04.59. She was followed by Kirsten Perrey, who ran the 5K race in a time of 20:16.08. Rounding out the top five was Loren Oboikovitz. The junior tallied a 49th with her 20:47.09. In the first two outings of the season, Oboikovitz has run her two best races. She opened the year with a PR time of 20:32.09 before runner the second sub-21 minute race of her Evansville career. Entering the season, her previous top time was a 21:01.04 in last year’s UE Invitational.

A trio of Aces came in 70th through 72nd, led by sophomore Anna Loef. She finished the race in 22:11.20. Sophie Etienne completed the event with a time of 22:17.02 and was followed by Michelle Karp.

As a team, the Aces came home in fourth place. The squad scored out just five points behind MVC rival and perennial power Southern Illinois and also came home 54 points ahead of fellow Valley squad Missouri State.

On the men’s side, a pair of familiar faces finished atop the Aces leaderboard. Josh Genet ran a 27:04.40 en route to a 12th place effort. It marked the third year in a row that Genet registered a top 12 race at Eastern Illinois. Behind him was Matt Hamilton, who continued his solid running in his return this season. Hamilton came in 31st with a 28:22.60. A total of 131 runners were registered in the race.

Checking in with the top race of his young career was freshman Isaiah Frey. His first collegiate 8K race saw him take 46th with a time of 29:06.20. A pair of sophomores followed Frey on the chart, led by Benjamin Woolems. He finished with a 29:28.70 while Ross Frondorf raced to the tune of a 30:30.10. He finished in 62nd place.

Junior John Rodrick completed his first 8K race at UE. His final time of 30:40.30 was good for 65th.

Evansville came in fourth place on the team side, finishing with 107 points. They came in 17 points ahead of IPFW, who rounded out the top five.

The teams will have next weekend off before traveling north to West Lafayette, Ind. for the annual Indiana Intercollegiates. The races will take place on Friday, Sept. 19.

* UE Men's Golf Begins Season at SIUE

Monday will mark the opening day for the Purple Aces men’s golf team as they are set to travel a few hours west to Edwardsville, Ill. to take part in the Derek Dolenc SIUE Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.

Sunset Hills Country Club will play host to the event, which will see 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 set for Tuesday.

Evansville is one of five Missouri Valley Conference schools set to play. The full list of teams includes: Belmont, Bradley, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, IPFW, Missouri State, Murray State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, Southern Illinois, SIUE, South Dakota, UT Martin and Western Illinois.

Coming back for his third season with the Purple Aces is junior Alex Turner. The No. 2 golfer in the MVC posted a 72.62 average last season en route to a berth on the All-Conference Team. He tied for 10th at the MVC Championship while his low round of the season was a 68 at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate where he tied for third place.

Looking to take the jump up the lineup for UE are two more juniors – Rick Voyvodic and Will Knights. With the graduation of All-Americans Quinn Vilneff and Parker Hensley, the duo hopes to take their positions. Voyvodic finished his sophomore campaign with an average of 76.46. His top finish of the year was a tie for 6th in the Weibring Intercollegiate.

Knights finished just off of Voyvodic’s pace, tallying a 76.83 over his 23 rounds of action. His top effort came at the Benbow Invitational where he took 8th place as the Aces earned the team win.

A pair of newcomers are also vying for playing time as freshman Tyler Gray and sophomore Wil Pahud join the squad. Gray is a native of nearby Huntingburg, Ind. while Pahud comes to Evansville after a great high school career that saw him lead Brebeuf Jesuit HS in Indianapolis to State Championships in 2010 and 2011.


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