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Monday, September 22, 2014

* Test of Bell System

On Tuesday, September 23, OTS will be replacing the current bell system with an updated version. This will require the volume to be reset and tested. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Upcoming Events

* High Holy Days in Judaism Begin this Week

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins this coming Wednesday evening, Sept. 24 and will usher in the 10-day period known as the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is followed by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which begins the evening of Friday, October 3, and ends the evening of Saturday, Oct. 4.

Temple Adath B'Nai Israel (TABI) cordially invites UE Jewish students, faculty, administrators, and staff to participate in all High Holy Day observances this year. Please click the links below for more information about scheduled services and TABI or email

* Family Weekend Registration!

Family Weekend 2014 Registration is no longer available online. Please contact Donna Jones at 812-488-2586 or to register. Registrations are encouraged! Students, feel free to pick up registration packets for your parents at check-in. For a full schedule of events go to Questions? Please call 812-488-2586 or e-mail us at

* This Week in Music: Faculty, Ensemble, and Jazz Concerts

Consortium Instructors Cara Dailey (flute) and Ross Erickson (percussion) will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. Professor of Music Anne Fiedler will accompany the duo on the piano as they perform a variety of works ranging from the Baroque to the Modern era. Featured composers will include Georg Philipp Telemann, Francis Poulenc, and Paul Lansky, and the program will conclude with a performance of Paul Bissell’s Archipelago (1997). The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will present its annual Family Weekend Concert in Neu Chapel this Saturday afternoon, September 27, at 2:00 p.m. The program will begin with the University Choir performing a trio of works under the direction of Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti. Brian St. John, Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities, will then lead the University Symphony Orchestra in performances of works by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Bedrich Smetana. The program will conclude with two works performed by the University Wind Ensemble with Associate Professor and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz conducting. The concert is free and open to the public.

One of the most popular jazz groups in the Midwest, The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet from Louisville, KY, will return to Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, September 28, at 4:00 p.m. as part of the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series. Jamey Aebersold is one of the world’s best known jazz educators, in addition to having established an outstanding reputation as a saxophonist. The National Endowment for the Arts recently honored Jamey by naming him a “Jazz Master” in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the Indiana University School of Music, Jamey returned to his native New Albany, Indiana, where he operates his company, Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc. Among his many endeavors are the renowned Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps, held annually at various locations around the US and in other countries, and the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-along Records, now numbering over 100 volumes, which are widely used in jazz education all over the world.

In addition to Aebersold on alto and tenor saxophones, the performers will be Luke Gillespie, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass; and Jonathan Higgins, drums. Gillespie is a member of the jazz faculty at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Wheeler teaches at both the University of Louisville and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Higgins, a busy professional jazz musician in the Louisville area, is featured as drummer on several of the Aebersold Jazz Play-along albums.

The concert is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society. Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Evansville Jazz Society members and $5.00 for students with I.D. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 479-2754, or may be purchased at the door.

* AMF Call Out Meeting

Students of AMF (Actively Moving Forward) is dedicated to supporting college students coping with the death or illness of a loved one. We are having our first call out/informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 5:00 in SOBA 273. Grief during college can be particularly difficult due to geographic distance from home and the usual support systems so AMF is here to support those who have experienced a loss. Contact with any questions. 

* International Bazaar Call Out Meeting

If you would like to help with the 2014 International Bazaar, as a volunteer or even represent your own country in a booth, please come to this meeting on September 24 at 5:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. If you cannot make this time, please e-mail for more info. 

* "Prayers for Peace" Candlelight Service in Neu Chapel on September 22

VespersThe University of Evansville will observe International Day of Peace with a candlelight service in Neu Chapel on Monday, September 22, at 9:00 p.m. All faiths and ages are encouraged to attend as we come together to pray for peace in the world.

The United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor Peace Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. 

* Fall Professionalization Talk: Applying to MFA Programs

On Monday, September 22, at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Lisa Nikolidakis will give a talk on applying to MFA programs in Room 162 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Topics covered will include how to research programs, the application process, writing an effective personal statement, etiquette for requesting recommendations, and what to expect from graduate school.

After the 40-minute talk, there will be 20 minutes for Q&A. Following the Q&A, students who are preparing to apply to MFAs this term and have drafts of personal statements are welcome to stick around for more personalized feedback and guidance. 

* Scaffold Call Out Meeting September 25

Learn about a new organization that may use artificial intelligence and robotics to build creative designs from people with big ideas! We hope to recruit anyone who is interested. (You don't have to be an engineer.) If you are or aspire to be a great entrepreneur, engineer, artist, etc., this is the meeting for you. Please come to Room 101 in Koch Center on September 25, 6-7 pm for a full presentation conducted by Julian Erickson. 

* GI Generation to Be Topic of UE's Fiddick Lecture on October 10

Theodore WilsonEvansville native Theodore Wilson, University of Kansas professor of history, will be the speaker at the University of Evansville’s Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture on October 10. The lecture starts at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This event, which is sponsored by UE’s Department of History, is free and open to the public.

Wilson’s topic will be "The GI Generation: Sending American Soldiers into Battle in World War II."

“Theodore Wilson is one of the most distinguished historians of the Second World War working in America today, and we are thrilled to bring him to UE to deliver the Fiddick Lecture and interact with students in class,” said James MacLeod, UE professor of history and director of the Fiddick Memorial Lecture.

MacLeod added “As we mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and other battles where young Americans changed the course of world history, it is the perfect time to hear from one of the world’s foremost authorities on the United States Military between 1941 and 1945.”

Wilson earned his PhD from Indiana University in 1966 and has been a professor at the University of Kansas since 1965. His research has focused on the intersections of politics, national security policies, and foreign affairs between 1940 and 1975, and in recent years chiefly on the military dimensions of World War II. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, Wilson has held visiting appointments at the US Army Command and General Staff College, Leicester University, and University College Dublin. He served as Senior Research Fellow during 1989-91 at the US Army Center of Military History.

He is the author or editor of such works as The First Summit: Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay, 1941; Makers of American Diplomacy; D-Day 1944, and Victory in Europe, 1945: From World War to Cold War. He is the general editor of the University Press of Kansas series, Modern War Studies. Forthcoming books include Coalition Warfare: A History and Building Warriors: The Selection and Training of U.S. Ground Combat Forces in World War II.

Thomas Fiddick, for whom the Fiddick Memorial Lecture is named, was a professor of history at UE from 1963 to 2002. He was a dedicated teacher, productive scholar, and a tireless fighter in the cause of justice. His death on the day of his retirement in 2002 stunned the UE community, especially his former students. It was the efforts of those students, along with Fiddick’s friends and the University, which led to the establishment of the Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture.

“The Fiddick Lecture is one of the best events of the year, as we get to celebrate the career of a truly outstanding faculty member here at UE,” MacLeod explained. “Tom Fiddick was a brilliant scholar and an incredible teacher who made a life-transforming impact on generations of students.”

For more information, please contact the UE Department of History at 812-488-2963.

* UE Theatre Opens Season with Award-Winning Musical The Wild Party

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly announces a dynamic start to its 2014–2015 season—Andrew Lippa’s award-winning musical The Wild Party, opening Friday Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, Oct. 2, 3, 4, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5.

After making its premiere at New York’s Manhattan Theatre Club in 2000, this racy musical was hailed by The Chicago Tribune as a “tasty stew of jazz, blues, gospel, and Tin Pan Alley…a sexy, sweaty, gloriously disorienting voyage.” In Manhattan during Prohibition, two tempestuous lovers, Queenie and Burrs, collude to throw a party to end all parties. With a guest list chock-full of colorful and evocative characters, the evening of decadence ends in disaster and irreversible violence. The Roaring Twenties were fueled with jazz and gin, and Lippa’s award-winning and pulse-racing score infuses this glitterati-filled musical with an addictive vibrancy and a passionate and unforgettable finale.

The Wild Party is directed by R. Scott Lank, Professor of Theatre and features a 9-person student orchestra, led by musical director Gregory B. Rike, Professor of Music. Associate Professor of Theatre Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Professor of Theatre Patti McCrory is the costume designer; Sarah Stolnack, a senior from Seattle, Wash., is the lighting designer; Professor of Theatre Diane Brewer is the dramaturg; guest artist and 2012 alumnus, BJ Brooks, is the sound designer; Sarah Dory, a senior from Green Castle, Ind., serves as the associate scenic designer; and Alexis Richards, a senior from Fort Denver, Colo., serves as the associate lighting designer.

The cast features Oriana Lada, a senior from St. Paul, Minn., as Queenie and Robin Coppock, a senior from Richland, Wash., as Burrs, the hosts of the uproarious party. The 18- person cast also features Maryam Louise Abdi, a senior from Kenmore, Wash., as Kate and DéYonté Jenkins, a junior from Portland, Tenn., as Black.

Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Subscriptions for the four-play Shanklin Theatre season are still available for $44 for adults and $38 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty. Including the musical

The Wild Party, a season subscription also includes Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Nov. 14 through 23; Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, Feb. 20 through Mar. 1; and A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, Apr. 17-26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488– 2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.


Info You Should Know

* Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Offered

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 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. On campus registrations should be returned to KC250. Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Tina Newman via e-mail at or phone at 812-488-2651. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.  

* September PCard Cycle Ending!!

The September Pcard cycle which began August 22 ends today, September 22, at midnight. As of September 23, cardholders may schedule and run the September cycle report. September transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until September 29. On September 29, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the September Cycle.

* Deadline for Student Charges

The last day to charge textbooks and supplies to your student account for the Fall term is Monday, September 29. If you still need a book or supplies and wish to take advantage of charging to your student account these items in the UE Bookstore, please do so by this date. If you have questions please contact the Bookstore 

* 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. 



* Professor Lisa Kretz's Publishes Article

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA is a new journal that offers an academic forum for scholarly discussions of education, curriculum and pedagogy, leadership theory, and policy studies in order to elucidate effective practices for classrooms, schools, and communities. The inaugural edition will include Professor Lisa Kretz's article "Ecological Identity in Education: Subverting the Neoliberal Self."

The following is an abstract of the paper: In what follows I argue that the vision of self underwriting the neoliberal ideology that is hijacking educational institutions constructs and shapes student identities in damaging ways. I begin by looking at neoliberal ideology and exploring the vision of self that grounds it. The neoliberal self is atomistic, individualistic, competitive, economic, and Western. I then explore an alternative approach to constructing the self, namely an ecological conceptualization of the self. The ecological self is relational, reflects community relations, cooperates, and reflects a world seen through the clarifying lens of ecology.  I bring the above insights to bear on conceptualizations of students in academic institutions. On the neoliberal model of selfhood students are imagined to be competitive individual economic entities who are homogeneous in the ways presumed by standardized testing. On this view student development occurs best when students are interpreted as information stockpiles, collecting the data necessary for the regurgitation that facilitates assuming their role in the marketplace.  Alternatively, on an ecological model of selfhood, students are treated as cooperative members of ecological communities who are diverse in terms of their particular learning needs, interests, strengths, and relevant personal history. On this view student development occurs best through nurturing the liberating growth of uniquely situated individuals in learning communities. The vision of the self that serves as the foundation to neoliberal shifts in education is, I argue, unhealthy, epistemically untenable, and problematically contradictory.  Nurturing students’ ecological selfhood is postulated as one way to subvert the neoliberal conceptualization of self and its attendant ideological constructions and assumptions.

* Students Meet European Royalty in Ferdinand

Twenty-five archaeology, art history, and history students, faculty, and alumni traveled to Ferdinand, Ind., on Saturday, September 20, to attend the Ferdinand Folk Festival celebrating the town’s 175th anniversary. The UE group was delighted to meet special guests Archduke Markus Salvator von Habsburg-Lothringen and his wife Archduchess Hildegarde of Austria at the festival. The archduke's great-grandfather was Emperor Franz Joseph I, who (after the assassination of his nephew and heir in Sarajevo) signed the proclamation that began World War I; he is the great-great-great-nephew of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria. 

* Professor of Creative Writing William Baer has signed a contract for a second book of short fiction

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer has signed the contract for a second forthcoming book of short fiction, entitled One-and-Twenty Tales.  The book will be published next spring by Mockingbird Press.

* Internship Showcase and Humanities and Social Sciences Night

Academic departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences teamed with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Center for Career Development to sponsor the fourth annual Humanities and Social Sciences Night held Wednesday, September 17, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. This year, a new program element was introduced: an Internship Showcase highlighting the internships of Humanities and Social Science majors at the University of Evansville. A grand prize was awarded to the student who exemplified the goals and purpose of Experiential Education at the University of Evansville.

Nine students submitted a proposal and five were chosen to present their experience. The four students who were not chosen had the opportunity to submit a poster presentation. The nine submissions were:

Tyler Plogher: Major – psychology and sociology; Internship – Research assistant for Dr. Stevenson’s Research Laboratory; Graduation Date – May 2015

Caitlyn Haake: Major – art history and archaeology; Internship – Art History Department intern; Graduation Date – December 2015

Tim Smith: Major – Archaeology and art history; Internship – Reitz Home Museum; Graduation Date – May 2016

Mallory Mooney: Major – Sociology; Internship – Human Resources intern at Berry Plastics; Graduation Date – May 2015

Cheyenne Wells: Major – Archaeology and art history; Internship – Reitz Home Museum; Graduation Date – May 2017

Amy Niehaus: Major – Communication; Internship – Sales Intern at Cisco Systems; Graduation Date – May 2015

Emily Denne: Major – Psychology and art therapy; Internship – Zionsville Middle School Guidance Department; Graduation Date – May 2016

Mallory Ermler: Major – Psychology; Internship – Research assistant in Dr. Becker’s Research Laboratory; Graduation Date – December 2014

Stephanie Marcotte: Major – Archaeology and classical studies; Internship – Mary Ross Ellingson Internship; Graduation Date – May 2017

The five presenters were: Tyler Plogher, Mallory Mooney, Emily Denne, Amy Niehaus and Tim Smith.  The Showcase winner was Emily Denne and will receive a Kindle Fire. The other four presenters will receive a $25.00 shopping spree at the University Bookstore. The remaining submissions will receive a consolation prize for their efforts.

The Showcase highlighted five outstanding students who secured and completed exemplary experiential education experiences. All of the opportunities significantly impacted the personal and professional development of each student.  The Center for Career Development would like to thank all participants, academic departments, and its program partners in sponsoring a highly successful event.  Thank you!

* Friends of Art Gallery Assistantship

The University of Evansville Department of Art is proud to announce that Michael Mann has been chosen as the recipient of the Friends of Art Gallery Assistantship for fall semester 2015. He will be acting as gallery assistant to the director of the Melvin Peterson and Krannert Galleries, working on all aspects of exhibit planning and installation. The Friends of Art fellowship is awarded once per semester to an art student who has shown high achievement in art and academics and who has demonstrated reliability, team work skills, and commitment to the arts on campus. 



* Katterhenry Ties for 5th as Aces Finish Saluki Shootou

CARBONDALE, Ill. – University of Evansville sophomore Kayla Katterhenry tied for 5th place as the Purple Aces women’s golf team came home in sixth place at Sunday’s Saluki Shootout.

The Shootout was a rare one-day tournament that featured two rounds of play at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale. 

Katterhenry started the day on fire, carding a 1-over 73 in the opening round.  She was in a tie for second place after the first trip around the course before posting a 77 to tie for fifth place with a 150.

Next up was fellow sophomore Maggie Camp, who tallied a 156 on her way to a tie for 17th place out of 45 golfers.  Camp began the day with an 80 before improving by two strokes in the final 18 to score a 158.

Cathy Doyle was third for the Aces.  Following an opening-round total of 77, Doyle registered an 85 on her way to a 162.  She tied for 25th.  Freshman Giulia Mallmann came home in a tie for 32nd with her two-round total of 167 while Kelly Lamarche completed the Shootout with a 173.

A trio of individuals made the short trip to Carbondale for the Aces.  Mengxuan Gai had the best day of the three, posting identical rounds of 84 to finish with a 168.  Dana Hayden totaled 172 strokes in the two rounds while Rachel Marchi checked in with a 181.

Host Southern Illinois had a stellar day en route to the team victory.  The Salukis placed three golfers in the top seven as they finished with a 601.  They wrapped up the two rounds five strokes ahead of runner-up SIU Edwardsville and 17 shots ahead of Indiana State, who came in third.  SIU posted the lone sub-300 round of the day, opening up with a 299 in the first 18.

The Salukis’ second team (624) tied for fourth place while Austin Peay (629) and Evansville (636) rounded out the top six. 

On the individual side, Mattie Linder of SIU and Alison Gorman of SIUE finished in a tie atop the leaderboard.  Linder carded the low round of the event – a 1-under 71 – before tallying a 75 to finish with a 146.  Gorman notched rounds of 74 and 72.

Evansville’s ladies take next weekend off before returning to action on Oct. 6 for the Butler Intercollegiate.  The 2-day tournament will be played at Highland Country Club in Indianapolis.

* Men's Soccer Falls to Marshall in ProRehab Classic

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-4-1) lost 1-0 to the Marshall Thundering Herd on Sunday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen added to his program record in saves with another four in the final match of the annual soccer classic. The only goal was scored in the 39th minute by Marshall’s Daniel Jodah who dribbled the ball into the six, shot and scored in the lower right corner of the net.

Evansville outshot Marshall 17-10 in the match but were unable to get the equalizer. Junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic led the Aces with seven shots on the afternoon. Senior forward Dylan Terry also added three shots in the match. Both Hajderovic and Terry ended the game with two shots on net.

The Purple Aces finished the tournament in third place.  Evansville will play at the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:00 p.m.

2014 Pro Rehab Aces Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team
Jason Lesch (Bradley)
Logan Ketterer (Bradley)
Richard Olson (Bradley)
Andrew Brown (Bradley)
Patrick Hodges (Evansville)
Landon Souder (Evansville)
Ryan Forde (Marshall)
Nick Edginton (Marshall)
Connor Marino (Marshall)
Jordan Duru (Mercer)
Ashani Samuels (Mercer)

Offensive MVP: Jason Lesch (Bradley)
Defensive MVP: Logan Ketterer (Bradley)

Tournament Champion: The Bradley Braves
Tournament Runner-Ups: The Marshall Thundering Herd

* Aces Score Seven Goals in 5th-Straigh Shutout

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (7-3-2) recorded a season-high in goals during their 7-0 shutout of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

Freshman defender Olivia Shafer tallied her first career goal and her first collegiate hat trick in the high scoring affair.  Freshman forward Nicki Baham also recorded two goals in the Aces victory.

Junior goalkeeper Simone Busby prevented the Golden Eagles from scoring any goals in the first half and sophomore Whitney Biggs didn’t yield any goals in the second half to complete the shutout.

UE began the scoring with a 20th minute goal from sophomore midfielder Bronwyn Boswell, her fourth of the season.  Ahead 1-0, Evansville added another goal later in the opening half. In the 33rd minute, Shafer scored the first of her three goals to push the Purple Aces up by a pair of goals.

UE took their 2-0 lead into the final half and amassed another five goals.  Junior forward Abby Springer made it 3-0 with her goal in the 49th minute. Shafer then scored in the 54th and 57th minutes to complete the hat trick.

Baham found the back of the net in the 71st and 87th minutes to end the scoring in the win 7-0.

The Purple Aces outshot the Golden Eagles 25-4 in the match.

* Aces Record Fourth Straight Shutout In 2-0 Win at Belmont

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (6-3-2) notched their fourth consecutive shutout in a 2-0 win at the Belmont Bruins on Friday night.

Junior goalkeeper Simone Busby recorded her eighth shutout of the season, and fourth consecutive shutout in the victory. Busby and the Purple Aces have not yielded a goal in over 400 minutes of play.

Evansville went ahead 1-0 when freshman midfielder Carlie Scales scored off a corner kick in the 17th minute. Her kick went high over goalkeeper Megan Byrd and pushed the Lady Aces up by one. The score stayed the same until halftime and remained 1-0 Evansville late into the second half.

In the 75th minute, junior Holyn Marshall moved the Purple Aces ahead by two when she scored off a corner kick into the left corner of the net. It was Marshall’s third goal of the year and proved to be the final tally of the night in the Purple Aces win. Evansville was victorious despite being outshot 13-5 in the match.

* Eric Teppen sets All-Time Saves Record in Aces 3-1 win over Mercer

 EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville men’s soccer (2-3-1) senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen set the all-time program saves record in the Purple Aces 3-1 victory over the Mercer Bears.

Teppen’s 249th save, his only save of the night, gave him more saves than anyone else in the history of the Evansville Purple Aces men’s soccer program.

The Purple Aces saw themselves down 1-0 in their opening match of the 2014 Pro Rehab Aces Soccer Classic, only to rally back for the final three goals of the night.

Mercer went ahead on a Max Poore penalty kick in the 17th minute. Evansville responded later in the first half when junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic capitalized on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute. It was Hajderovic’s second goal of the season, evening up the match at one. Neither team was able to add another goal before halftime.

Tied at one, the Purple Aces pushed ahead on a Nick Schroeder goal in the 57th minute. The ball was crossed inside the six from senior defender Charlie Macias, who found Schroder for the shot and score. The goal was Schroeder’s first of the season.

Ahead 2-1, Evansville tallied their final goal in the 82nd minute when junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez hit a cross into the 18 for senior midfielder Felipe Cortez. The ball found the feet of Cortez, who gained control, shot and found an open spot in the bottom left corner of the net. Evansville outshot Mercer 17-7 on the night.

* Aces Come Up Short in MVC Opener

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Despite falling behind 2-0 against Southern Illinois, the University of Evansville volleyball team showed great fight in a 3-1 defeat to the Salukis in Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference opener.

Ashley Ring finished with 13 kills to lead the Purple Aces (4-9, 0-1 MVC) while Genesis Miranda was just behind with 12.  Cathy Schreiber was next on the list for UE with six.  Leading all players offensively was Taylor Pippen, who had 14 kills.  Abby Barrow was next up for the Salukis (6-6, 1-0 MVC) with 13.

The Salukis began the opening set on a 9-1 run and never looked back, cruising to a 25-9 win.  Evansville fell behind 20-4 at one point as SIU hit .240 as opposed to -.172 for the Aces.

Following the tough defeat in the opening frame, Evansville came back strong, going up 5-1 as a Schreiber kill capped off the early rally.  Southern Illinois made its way back, taking its first lead at 9-8 on a Barrow kill.  A Pippen tally gave SIU what would be its largest advantage of the set at 13-9 before the Aces came back to tie it up at 16-16 on a Schreiber ace.

Late in the frame, SIU retook its advantage, going up 23-20.  A pair of points for UE got it within one before the Salukis reeled off the final two points en route to the 25-22 win.

Evansville jumped out to another early lead in the third set and saw that edge translate into a 25-17 win.  The Aces forced four SIU errors in a row as they took a 7-2 lead.  After the Salukis got within two points at 10-8, the momentum swung back to UE.  Evansville scored the next four points as Grace Carter served for UE in the run.

Another 4-0 stretch, led by Schreiber’s serving, saw UE go up 21-11 before settling for the 25-17 win.  Evansville hit .435 in the frame as Ring posted five kills.

For the third game in a row, Evansville had the early momentum, going up 7-4 thanks to a pair of Miranda kills in the fourth set.  Southern Illinois punched back to take its first lead at 9-8 on a Leah Edgerton service ace.  Later, it was Edgerton striking again as her second ace of the set gave the Salukis their largest lead of 21-14.  From there, they were able to cruise to a 25-20 win to seal the match.

Evansville will be back on the road next weekend, continuing MVC play at Indiana State on Friday and Illinois State on Sunday afternoon.


* Wolfe and Genet Lead Cross Country at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Josh Genet and Laurel Wolfe were the top runners as the University of Evansville cross country teams showed strong improvement in their times across the board at the Indiana Intercollegiates on Friday afternoon.

Leading the women was Laurel Wolfe, who came in 26th out of 50 in the Big State contingent.  She ran an 18:42.9 in the 3-mile event.  This is the first three mile run for the Aces women and all times will officially count as PR’s.  Most events for the ladies are 5K, which equals out to 3.10686 miles.

Despite being just over 1/10 of a mile shorter, the run was a stellar one for Wolfe, whose 5K time at Eastern Illinois checked in at 19:46.50.  Overall, her time was 36th out of 198 participants in the race.  Next up was Alyssa Moran.  After leading the women at EIU, Moran came in 28th (D1) on Friday with an 18:42.2 and 40th overall

Loren Oboikovitz was third for the ladies, continuing her strong start to the season with a 19:35.9.  She was 37th on the D1 list and 80th overall.  Kirsten Perrey was just behind.  She came in 1.2 seconds behind Oboikovitz.

Elizabeth Kingshott rounded out the top five for UE.  Her time of 19:40.0 put her in 40th.  The final three runners for Evansville were Sophie Etienne (20:40.9), Anna Loef (21:03.3) and Michelle Karp (21:15.6).

With a score of 143, the Purple Aces were sixth on the Division I side and 8th out of 26 schools overall.

Josh Genet led the men once against, coming home in a time of 26:54.7.  He came in 33rd in the Big State race while his time ranked him 51st out of 195 runners in the 8K race.  Matt Hamilton finished in 37th with his final of 28:03.5.  It marked his best 8K time of the season, topping his run at Eastern Illinois by 18 seconds.

Third across the stripe for the guys was sophomore Ben Woolems.  He ran a 28:40.4, which was 48 seconds better than his top 8K time this season.  Next up Ross Frondorf, who posted a 30:01.8, a 28-second improvement from EIU.  Jon Ashby was the fifth finisher for the Aces.  He ran the event in a time of 30:40.4. 

Ben Johnson was next with a 31:23.4, almost 100 seconds ahead of his pace in the EIU Open.   Matt Spencer (31:30.2), Billy McNicholas (32:00.1) and Isaiah Frey (32:56.9) rounded out the squad.

The men checked in fifth place on the DI side while coming in 9th overall out of 25 teams.

Another big event is up next for the Aces as they will run in the Greater Louisville Classic on Oct. 4.


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