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Monday, September 15, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Sigma Alpha Iota Fall Recruitment

Sigma Alpha Iota will be having fall recruitment from Monday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 17, in Room 142 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts Building at 9:00 pm. Activities will include a Craft Day, De-Stress Day, and Food Day. Come to any of these events to meet SAI members and find out more information about this wonderful music organization! If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Billhartz at ab509@evansville.edu. 

* Delta Omega Zeta Open House

Hello unaffiliated ladies! The woman of DOZ would like to invite you to the first event of recruitment for Fall 2014. Tonight is our Open House from 5 pm-7 pm at the DOZ house at 532 S. Weinbach Avenue. Come meet the ladies and ask questions about the local sorority here at UE. Finger foods will be also be served from 5 pm-7 pm. Point of contact is mm573. 

* 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.
 

* 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. 

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: Brass and Violin Recitals

This week’s Tuesday night faculty recital will feature four Department of Music faculty members performing on various brass instruments. Professors William Bootz (trombone) and Timothy Zifer (trumpet and flugelhorn), Assistant Professor Kenneth Steinsultz (euphonium), and Consortium Instructor Marc Zyla (horn) will each perform works for their particular instruments, with Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler accompanying Zifer and Zyla. The repertory will range from Camille Saint-Saëns’s Morceau de Concert, Op. 94, to very recent works, such as Frank Gulino’s Meditation (2011). The concert will conclude with a performance of Anthony Plog’s Trio for Brass performed by Zifer, Zyla, and Steinsultz. The concert will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

On Thursday night, the Department will offer a recital featuring an artist in residence and a guest artist. Eykamp String Quartet member and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Jessica Tong will be joined by pianist Christopher Miranda in a concert that will feature works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, and Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe. The concert will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
 

* Screenings for HRA Insured Sept. 22, 23, and 24

Screenings are scheduled in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center on September 22, 23 and 24. HRA insured can earn up to $350 credit ($700 if spouse insured). Sign up on AceLink.

A full lipid panel is included with the screening, so an 8 hour fast is recommended. However, if you opt for Sept. 23 afternoon, please come with at least a 2 hour fast; only the triglycerides test cannot be fully interpreted and it will not affect earning HRA credit.
 

* Employee Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Begins Sept. 22

The exercise-based fall challenge, Fantastic Fall, begins Sept. 22. Any UE employee or spouse may participate. The top 4 finishers will each receive a $50 gift card. HRA participants can earn $150 credit for their account.

For rules, activity suggestions, and the weekly record sheet, go to AceLink/Areas/Wellness. If you would like to be on a mailing list and receive your record sheet via email weekly plus health tips, contact ch100@evansville.edu. You may also register Sept. 22, 23, and 24, during the health screenings in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.
 

* Creative Writing Coffee Hour Featuring Erica Dawson

Erica Dawson will be the speaker at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, September 18. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Dawson is an assistant professor of English and writing at the University of Tampa.

Dawson’s second collection of poetry, The Small Blades Hurt, was published by Measure Press in January 2014. Slate has commented that she “generates great energy by pulling at the impossible and sometimes pleasurable tangles of what is constant in us, and what is disposable in the world.” Her first collection, Big-Eyed Afraid, won the 2006 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and was published by Waywiser Press in 2007, and her various poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012 and 2008, Poetry: A Pocket Anthology, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other journals and anthologies.
 

* 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 gopurpleaces.com or email Coach Brooks at sr99@evansville.edu. GO ACES! 

* 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 (career@evansville.edu).
 

Info You Should Know

* Human Trafficking Film Debut Tickets Available

Uncharted International will be hosting a premier for their documentary "Ang" a Human Trafficking Film at the Victory Theatre. [See trailer: http://vimeo.com/100350132]

The Center for Student Engagement will be offering $5 tickets to students (regular price $10 with student id). The showing will be on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 pm. Bus transportation will be provided. CSE has 30 tickets available. Tickets must be claimed by Sept. 23. 

* Juniors and Seniors!

All seniors and second-semester juniors need to fill out an Application for Degree Card and return it to the Registrar's Office (OH 106). This card tells the Office of the Registrar that you are ready to have a degree audit (checklist) run and provides information for Commencement. If you have any questions, contact Alex Lattner at 812-488-2615 or ak69@evansville.edu. 

* 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 jb642@evansville.edu 

* Join the UE Leadership Academy!

Always wanted to become a better leader, but didn't know where to start? The Leadership Academy is just the organization for YOU. Members of this organization will develop leadership skills and techniques through informative lectures, leadership workshops, and practical leadership experience. Apply online!

Applications due September 17 by 5:00 pm. 

* Harlaxton Applications Available

Harlaxton Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 applications now available in the Office of Study Abroad in Room 261, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. For more information, email studyabroad@evansville.edu 

* 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 http://acelink.evansville.edu/tools/employeeaward.
 

* 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. 

Congratulations

* Heidi Strobel to Give Talk at the Reitz Home

On Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 pm, Associate Professor of Art History Heidi Strobel will be giving a talk entitled “Orientalism and Nineteenth-Century Images of the Levant” at the Reitz Home.

Inspired by a recent trip to Israel and Jordan, Strobel will consider examples of Orientalism in depictions of famous biblical sites such as Jezreel and Jerusalem, well-known nineteenth-century paintings, and in the Reitz Home itself.
 

* 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: http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/dr-richard-maass-talks-to-brad-byrd-about-the-isis/21902/Jw93GftCnEGWRtlBksjHOQ

Athletics

* Men's Golf Tied for 12th After Two Rounds at ISU

Newcomer Wil Pahud is tied for third place as the University of Evansville men’s golf team is tied for 12th place at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate at Weibring Golf Club.

Pahud opened up the day with a 1-over 72 before lowering his score to an even 71 in the second round of play on Sunday. He is tied for third place, just three strokes off the lead.

Behind him is Alex Turner. Following a stellar even round of 71 to begin the tournament, Turner carded an 80 in the second round to complete the day tied for 42nd with a 151. Freshman Tyler Gray is two strokes behind him. Gray posted rounds of 77 and 76 to sit in a tie for 54th.

Will Knights was next for UE. His day one score of 156 puts him in a tie for 68th. Knights tallied rounds of 77 and 79. Rounding out the UE contingent was Brett Wolvert. He recorded rounds of 80 and 82 while entering the second day of action with a 162.

Leading the way on the team side is host Illinois State. The Redbirds finished Sunday with a two-round total of 584 and go into Monday’s final round just a stroke ahead of Central Arkansas. Leading the Redbirds was Jordan Fahel and Kyle Meihofer, who notched scores of 144.

Southern Illinois sits in third place with a 588 while SIU Edwardsville is in fourth with a 589.

James Newton of Central Arkansas is pacing the individuals. His rounds of 69 and 71 have him atop the leaderboard with a 2-under 140. Ben Holm of Loyola is in second place with a 141 while Pahud is one of several tied for third place at 143.

The Purple Aces are tied for 12th place overall with a score of 603. They are tied with Texas-Pan American. The pair is six spots behind UNI, who sits in 11th with a 597.

One more round of 18 remains on Monday morning.

* UE Tennis Picks Up More Wins at SIUE

Freshman Kennedy Craig along with the duo of Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno won their respective flights as the Purple Aces women’s tennis teams wrapped up their season-opening SIUE Fall Invite on Sunday.

The University of Evansville swept past Western Illinois in doubles play as the flight two pair of Trousilova and Moreno won the tournament with their 6-2 victory over Arianna Demos and Courtney Lubbers. Moreno and Trousilova were a perfect 4-0 on the weekend.

In the top flight, Natasha James and Mina Milovic earned their second win of the weekend. They topped Jenna Wallace and Nicole Jones, 6-0. At flight three, it was Andjela Brguljan and Gaby Fifer earning a 6-1 win over Jamee Hale and Andriana Johnson.

Singles play for UE finished up on Sunday morning as the Aces faced off against Saint Louis. Highlighting the weekend was true freshman Kennedy Craig, who was a perfect 4-0 en route to the tournament championship at flight five. She finished the tournament with the win over Madison Cook, 7-6, 6-4.

As a team, Evansville earned wins in four of the seven flights over the Billikens. In the second flight, James defeated Natalia Yacaman, 6-0, 7-5 while Moreno was victorious in flight four, beating Brooke Urzendowski, 6-3, 7-6. Milovic picked up a win at No. 7 singles, earning the win over Taylor Monken, 6-1, 6-1.

At the top flight, Aspen Cervin topped Trousilova, 6-0, 6-1. Kelsey King got past Brguljan in the third flight, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Maira Toro defeated Fifer in the sixth flight, 6-2, 6-3.

In two weeks, the Aces will host the UE/USI Fall Invite. It will take place on Sept. 26 and 27.

* Volleyball Sweeps Past IUPUI, 3-0

Freshman Genesis Miranda was the star of the show, notching 16 kills as the Purple Aces volleyball team swept IUPUI in the final game of the UE Tournament on Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

Miranda led all players with 16 kills and hit .343 in the winning effort for UE (4-7). Cathy Schreiber finished with eight kills while Stephanie Cerino notched seven. Leading the way for IUPUI (4-7) was Kaitlyn Hickey, who finished the game with 15 kills.

Miranda posted eight kills in the opening frame as the Aces took a 25-22 win. The Aces opened up the set on a 4-1 run before IUPUI came back to tie it up for the first time at 8-8. Their run continued as the reeled off four more points thanks to two Kaitlyn Hickey kills to take a 12-8 advantage.

A 5-1 run saw UE tie it back up at 13-13 on another Miranda kill. Ashley Ring got in on the action down the stretch as her two kills gave the Aces a 22-18 advantage. The Jaguars closed the gap late, but UE held on for the 25-22 win.

Evansville had another strong finish in the second game as they went up 2-0 in the series. IUPUI had the upper hand in the early going, opening up on a 7-4 run as Korissa Waelbroeck and Kaitlyn Hickey notched two kills apiece. A 3-0 spurt saw UE tie it up for the first time, but the Jaguars utilized a 4-0 run of their own to go up 13-9.

Kills by Ring and Cathy Schreiber helped UE tie it up at 14-14 before a Stephanie Cerino tally gave Evansville a 15-14 advantage. IUPUI fought back to go up 18-16 thanks to two more Hickey kills, but Cerino gave Evansville another lift near the finish as her back-to-back kills gave Evansville a 23-21 lead. The Jaguars came back to tie it up, but it was another Cerino kill that saw UE take the 25-23 win.

In the third game, Evansville got off to a good start, taking a 4-1 advantage, and never looked back, cruising to a 25-19 victory. The Aces looked to have the set well in hand, up 21-12, but the Jaguars made their way back. They scored five in a row to cut the gap to 21-17. The Aces were able to regroup as a Meaghan Holmes kill sealed the 25-19 win and the match sweep for UE.

Next up for Evansville is a trip to Northern Kentucky. The Aces travel to NKU for a 5:30 p.m. CT match on Tuesday night.
 

* Miranda and Schreiber Make All-Tournament Team

After winning its home tournament on Friday and Saturday, the Purple Aces volleyball team had two freshmen named to the All-Tournament Team.

Genesis Miranda and Cathy Schreiber each received four votes en route to berths on the team. Miranda has shown tremendous growth in her short time at the University of Evansville and it culminated in 42 kills in three matches over the weekend. She led the Aces with an average of 3.82 kills per set and was tremendous in each of the three matches.

Miranda also posted three service aces, 17 digs and 13 blocks. Making her efforts even more impressive was that of her 13 blocks, eight were solo.

Fellow freshman Cathy Schreiber was also stellar, finished the weekend with 30 kills, good for an average of 2.73 per set. Schreiber also had an accurate offensive effort, posting a .375 final in three matches.

Schreiber led the way for the Aces with four service aces to go along with 14 block assists.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
UE
#12 Genesis Miranda ( 4 votes)
#7 Cathy Schreiber (4 votes)

DePaul
#16 Randi Leath (3 votes)
#8 Saige Gallop (3 votes)

IUPUI
#14 Kaitlyn Hickey (7 votes)
#6 Beth Howard (6 votes)

Central Michigan University
#15 Kaitlyn McIntyre (6 votes)
#4 Kristen Reenders (5 votes)

CO-BEST DEFENDER:
#6 IUPUI Beth Howard (5 votes)
#4 Central Michigan Kristen Reenders (5 votes)
 

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