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Thursday, September 11, 2014

* 9/11 Reflections from the University Chaplain

The stories are varied, yet many of us remember exactly where we were the morning of September 11, 2001. Most of us recall watching the tragedy unfold before our eyes -- motionless in front of our big-box TVs. Thirteen years later, we still grieve. In our grief, let us also look to a hope-filled future.

Whether we read the Gospel of Matthew or Micah, Corinthians or the Quran, Thich Nh?t H?nh, or the Torah, we are all urged to seek a life of peace with justice, mercy, love and forgiveness. “Our traditions and our religions call us to love people even beyond the bounds of our own tribe,” as theologian Stephen Bauman points out. That kind of love will necessarily, require, expanding one's worldview. When we expand our worldview, we change.

There is a great scene from West Side story when street gangs stand in the rubble, the broken glass, and the litter left over from a “rumble” and they sing these words:

There’s a time for us.  
Someday a time for us.
Time together with time to spare.
Time to learn, time to care.
Someday, somewhere –
We’ll find a new way of living…we’ll find a new way of forgiving…somewhere.

Today, on the campus of the University of Evansville, we are living out a beautiful scene -- all of us -- from over forty countries are here in this one place trying to find a new way of living together. For, aren’t we all dreaming of the same thing?  A future free from everything that deforms human life: poverty, warfare, racism, sexism, disease, violence and vengeance? In a wrong world, do we not imagine right? This morning, we are doing more than imagining…we are living the world we imagine. We are embodying the hope of our future.

It’s is a beautiful thing. Our someday is now. May God’s grace and peace be upon us all. Amen.


What's Happening Today

* Interested in Law?

Interested in law? Contemplating law school? Or just know the opener to SVU like the back of your hand? Join UE’s chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, for our call-out/informational meeting today, Thursday September 11, at 6 pm in Room 71, Schroeder School of Business Administration Building. The fraternity is co-ed and ALL MAJORS WELCOME. Come learn about PAD's history as well as networking opportunities. There will be pizza and desserts, so don't miss out! We hope to see you there!


* BSU Call Out Meeting

The first BSU meeting of the year will be Thursday, September 11 at 6 pm in Hyde Hall 120. We have some great things in store for the upcoming semester and we want you to be part of it. Come out and see what we're all about. 

* First Issue of Crescent Magazine Thursday

Look for the first issue of Crescent Magazine on Thursday when staff members will be passing out copies and a special giveaway during lunch in Ridgway University Center lobby and in the morning and afternoon in Memorial Plaza. Copies are also available at 18 campus locations, including all academic buildings. 

* Buddhist Meditation and Informational Meeting this Thursday at 6 PM

Interested in learning more about the rituals and practices of Buddhism? Alan McCoy, director of Palchen Study Group at the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Evansville, will serve as our teacher for a one-hour introductory session on Buddhist meditation practices. McCoy will lead a sitting meditation and discussion centered on the various Buddhist traditions. Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. All are welcome. For more information, please email University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman, 

* 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 

* 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 


Upcoming Events

* Acettes Fall Auditions

Are you interested in becoming a member of the University of Evansville Acettes Dance Team? The Acettes will be holding a Fall Audition on September 20 from 9 am-1 pm. For more information visit or email Coach Brooks at GO ACES! 

* Local Music Festival THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday is ParksFest in Evansville. This is a music festival with local musicians performing. It runs from 11 am to 11 pm in Garvin Park.

SAB would like your feedback. If you like some of the local music you hear at the festival, or if you know of other local musicians you would like to see on campus let us know at the SAB Facebook:

For more information on ParksFest, go to:

* Fall Screenings for HRA Insured Scheduled

Employees and insured spouses in the HRA program should schedule their annual health screening to earn credit for their HRA account. Screenings are Sept. 22, 23, and 24 in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway Center). Choose your appointment via AceLink or go to

Anyone who previously qualified by attending the June screening should not schedule another appointment. If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Hendrickson

* Delta Omega Zeta Information Table

The Ladies of Delta Omega Zeta will have a recruitment information table on Friday, September 12 in Ridgway University Center Lobby from 1030 am - 130 pm. If you are interested in learning more about joining DOZ please stop by the table

* Seasonal and Part-Time Job Fair

Need a part-time job for the holiday season or beyond? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Seasonal and Part-Time Job Fair on Wednesday, September 17! This event is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the East Terrace (outside Ridgway University Center)

- Professional attire is not required - just stop by
- Bring many copies of your resume

Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development to prepare for the fair and perfect your resume! Call (488-1083) or email (


Info You Should Know

* Olmsted Bells Silenced to Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary

“As the 13th anniversary of September 11 approaches, our thoughts are once again with all those who lost loved ones on that tragic morning. We remember the names, faces, and lives of the men, women, and children who were killed, and look for ways to ensure that each and every one of them is not forgotten.”

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc.

To commemorate the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the University of Evansville will silence the Olmsted Tower bells on Thursday as we remember all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

* Students Needed to be Ace Purple

The Athletic Department is looking for students interested in being Ace Purple this school year. The ideal size for this student would be between 5’6” and 6’1”. If you are interested and would like more information please contact Justin Behr at 

* Volunteer Opportunities

National Public Lands Day Volunteer Opportunity 

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort to America's public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration and we'd love you to join in. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. This event is co-sponsored by the Audubon Outdoor Club. This is a great opportunity for church groups, scouts, and others to help beautify the park.

Meet at the Park Office/Welcome Center on September 27 at 8 am. Lunch will be provided at noon, upon completion of volunteering.

Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for trail improvement projects.

If you are interested in this opportunity please go to


Fall Family Fun Night at Bethel Temple: Volunteer Opportunity 

The event is the Fall Family Fun Night held at Evansville Christian School’s main campus at Bethel Temple on Lincoln Ave. The event is the single largest fundraising night of the year for the school’s PTF. We are working this year to raise money for new school busses.

This year the event is on Friday, September the 26th. We are in need of some help between 9pm – 10pm just breaking down tables, chairs, festival games etc… and helping get things put away from the event.

If you are interested in volunteering visit

Airport Welcome Monument Wall 

Volunteers are needed to carry plants to the site and to carry mulch. The plants are in flats or are in individual containers. We need to carry the plants to the planting teams for placement and planting. Likewise we need volunteers to carry mulch to the site after planting. The mulch would be in 5-gallon buckets. Neither operation requires any heavy lifting nor does it require carrying the materials any great distance as the materials will be staged adjacent to the planting area.

We need 20 or more people doing these tasks. We will start at 8:00 am on Saturday September 20 and we anticipate that we’ll be done by noon. As indicated, drinks, lunch and facilities are all provided. The site is located directly across from the entrance to the Evansville Airport off of U.S. 41. There is a large wall and we’ll be working at that. The access to the site is off Petersburg Road.

If you are interested in this opportunity please visit

The Tri-State Alliance AIDS Holiday Project 

The Tri-State Alliance AIDS Holiday Project is having a car wash on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10am - 3pm at 501 John Street in Downtown Evansville.

If you are interested in volunteering please visit








* This Week in Music: Congratulations!

Dr. Edwin Lacy, Professor Emeritus of Music, lectured on September 8 to jazz students at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Lacy was invited by the faculty of the jazz area to speak about his research on the topic of Indiana’s significant contributions to the early history of the recording of jazz. 



* Women's Tennis Opens Season at SIUE

Tennis season gets back in gear this weekend as the Purple Aces make their way across Interstate 64 to Edwardsville, Ill. where they will take part in the SIUE Fall Invitational.

The Aces are one of five teams set to play in the event, joining Eastern Illinois, Western Illinois, Saint Louis and SIU Edwardsville.

Evansville is coming off of an 8-13 spring earlier this year where current senior Marketa Trousilova shined once again. The 2-time Missouri Valley Conference All-Select Team member was 13-6 in singles action in the spring. When combined with her fall performance, she finished the year at an impressive 20-9. Her spring mark featured 17 appearances playing in the first flight.

Trousilova has performed equally as well in the classroom as she was named an MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention player.

Second on the squad in singles triumphs last year was Mina Milovic. She followed up a 5-4 fall mark with an even 10-10 record in the spring of 2014. Milovic settled into her slot in the sixth flight extremely well, finishing with a 10-6 record.

Another senior – Natasha James – looks to finish her career on a high note. Through three years of play, James has accumulated 67 doubles victories when her dual and tournament careers are combined. She is already tied for ninth place on UE’s all-time doubles win list and is within shouting distance of Beth Peyton’s record of 86. Peyton played for Evansville from 2004 through 2007.

Former program great Kate Chybowski remains second on the doubles win list with 80 in her career, which ended in 2011.

The program welcomes two additions to its roster this season. A familiar name to Aces fans – Gaby Fifer – returns for her third year with the program. Fifer played for Evansville in her freshman and sophomore campaigns where she posted a total of 30 singles victories. She is a junior in 2014-15.

Making her debut with the program will be true freshman Kennedy Craig. The native of Acworth, Ga. was ranked as one of the top 230 players in the country coming out of high school and was one of the top 20 players in the state of Georgia.

* Ring and Schafer Honored by MVC

Kevin Schafer and Ashley Ring of the University of Evansville have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Schafer and Ring were honored for their performances during the period of September 1-7.

Schafer scored a goal and added an assist for Evansville in its 5-0 win vs. Belmont and also helped the Purple Aces’ back line post the shutout and hold the Bruins to just four shots. Schafer scored his first point by heading on a long pass from Faik Hajderovic to the foot of Mark Anthony Gonzalez, who scored from inside the box in the 62nd minute and later capped his evening by scoring a goal of his own in the 64th minute for his third point of the match. He maintains a 3.88 grade-point average, while majoring in mechanical engineering.

Over the last week of play, Ashley Ring was one of the top players on the floor, posting an unbelievable 69 kills in four matches for the Purple Aces. Ring averaged 4.60 per set while hitting a solid .308 over the course of 156 attempts. She also notched 35 digs, second on the team along with seven blocks. Ring finished the home opener with 15 kills while hitting .344 against Austin Peay.

She opened the Golden Flashes Classic with 20 kills, hitting .324. Ring also registered 12 digs. She helped Evansville win its first match with 13 kills and another .300+ effort, checking in at .355 as UE swept past New Hampshire on Friday. She saved her best for last as the Aces topped Morehead State in four sets. Her 21 kills, combined with 11 digs and four blocks, helped her garner All-Tournament Team honors. She moved up to second in the MVC in kills per set with 3.59 per set. Ring holds a 3.82 grade-point average and majors in biology.

To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.

Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.


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