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Friday, September 12, 2014

What's Happening Today

* 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. 

* 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

* 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

* Catholic Mass this Sunday

The Catholic Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross will be celebrated with Mass in Neu Chapel at 1:00 p.m. this Sunday. Father Godfrey Mullen, OSB, rector of St. Benedict Cathedral, will be the celebrant. Everyone is welcome, and if you would like to sing with the Newman Choir, rehearsal is in the chapel before Mass, at 12:30 p.m. 

* Slam Poetry: "Grudge" in University Worship this Sunday

Student/poet/artist Samantha Mackey will interpret grace and mercy through Slam Poetry this Sunday in Neu Chapel, 10:30 a.m. The service will use the parable of the unforgiving servant as a lens through which to view God's love and our hesitation to forgive. Feel free to attend and bring a friend!

All are welcome! The service starts at 10:30 a.m. Donut Bank donut balls and coffee will be available at 10:00 a.m. and following the service. 

* Panel Discussion on Immigration at Newman Center on Monday

For its weekly Dinner & Discussion, the Newman Catholic Student Center will be hosting a panel on "Immigration and Human Dignity" on Monday evening, September 15, at 5:30 p.m. The panel will feature speakers from Catholic Charities, the Catholic Diocese of Evansville Office of Hispanic Ministry, and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.

Dinner is served at the Newman Center at 5:30, followed by the panel from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from the Koch Center side of UE's front oval. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Mike Roesch at mr201.

* Humanities and Social Sciences Night

Humanities and Social Sciences Night is set for Wednesday, Sept. 17 in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center). Please join us for an evening dedicated to providing post-graduate information to humanities and social sciences students.

At 5:00 p.m., join fellow students for the inaugural internship showcase. Selected humanities and social sciences students will present their internship experiences to you and a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded and pizza will be served.

Following the showcase, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., students will attend their choice of the following academic sessions, featuring panels of experienced alumni and members of the community:

Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, English: “Beyond Barista: Applying Your Humanities Skills in the Professional World”

Communication: “Jobs Outside the Box: Careers in Communication”

Foreign Languages, International Studies, Political Science: “The Global UE Experience: The Intersection of Academics, Study Abroad, and Experiential Education”

History: “Career Paths for History Majors”

Religion: “Career Exploration for Religion Majors”

Social Sciences: "College to Career: Opportunities in Social Sciences"

The evening will conclude with a reception for students, faculty, and panelists. Dress is business casual. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, the Center for Career Development, and in conjunction with ten academic departments. Contact Career Development (488-1083) with questions. 

* 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

* 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. 

* 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

* Writing Center Opens Monday

Need some help with your paper? Go to Acelink - then Areas - then Writing Center - then Appointments to register with our new online appointment system and book your one-on-one session with a knowledgeable writing tutor. This expert service is free to all UE students. We hope to see you soon! 

* 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






* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude toward fellow employees.

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the October 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, September 17, 2014. To nominate someone, please go to



* Maass Discusses ISIS Threat on WEHT/ABC Eyewitness News

Richard W. Maass, assistant professor of political science, appeared on WEHT/ABC Eyewitness News on Wednesday, September 10, to discuss the threat of ISIS in advance of President Obama's speech that evening. The interview can be found online here:



* Volleyball to Host Weekend Tournament

Looking to continue the momentum from a wild game on Tuesday against Tennessee, the University of Evansville volleyball team welcomes three opponents to the Carson Center for their weekend tournament.

On Friday and Saturday, Evansville, Central Michigan, DePaul and IUPUI will play a total of six matches at the Carson Center.

The Aces roll into the weekend with a 2-6 mark and are coming off of a Tuesday evening showdown against the University of Tennessee. Evansville gave the Lady Vols everything they could handle before falling by a 3-1 final. Ashley Ring continued her torrid start to the season, leading all players with 13 kills.

It has been a great week for Ring. Since the home opener versus Austin Peay, Ring has posted a total of 84 kills on her way to Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week accolades. Coupled with her excellence in the classroom, the senior was also named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

Freshman Genesis Miranda finished Tuesday’s match with 13 kills. She has registered at least 10 kills in each of the last seven matches while her first collegiate match two weeks ago saw her register nine tallies against Youngstown State.

Central Michigan makes the trip south with an 0-6 mark. In last weekend’s Chippewa Invitational, CMU fell to Marshall, Green Bay and Butler. Kristen Reenders has established herself as one of the top defensive players in the Mid-American Conference. She leads the conference with 4.62 digs per set. On the offensive end, Angelique White has hit .328 on the year, seventh in the MAC.

Big East member DePaul sports a 2-4 mark entering the weekend. At the Windy City Invitational, the Blue Demons picked up a win over Chicago State while falling to Syracuse and UIC. In their season-opening home tournament, DePaul went 1-2 with the win coming over MVC member Bradley.

Offensively, DePaul is led by Saige Gallop. She has recorded a total of 88 kills on the year as her average of 3.83/set ranks third in the league.

IUPUI of the Summit League rounds out the list of squads in the event. The Jaguars are 2-6 through their opening eight contests with their top victory coming at Notre Dame last weekend as they swept past the Fighting Irish, 3-0. On Tuesday, IUPUI fell at home by a 3-2 final to Indiana State.

On the defensive end, the Jaguars are led by Beth Howard. Her total of 130 digs leads the way in the Summit League. Kelly Wachtel paces the offense as her 85 kills rank fourth in the conference.

Friday, Sept. 12
DePaul vs. IUPUI – 5 p.m.
UE vs. Central Michigan 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Central Michigan vs. IUPUI – 10 a.m.
UE vs. DePaul – 12:30 p.m.
Central Michigan vs. DePaul – 4 p.m.
UE vs. IUPUI – 6:30 p.m.

* 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.


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