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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Upcoming Events

* UE Employees, Students and Families Welcome to Alumni Cubs Outing

Tickets are still available for the UE Alumni Outing at the Chicago Cubs/Florida Marlins game Friday, July 15.  The outing begins with lunch at Goose Island in Wrigleyville at 11 a.m. followed by the game at 1:20 p.m.  $75 covers lunch and the game for adults, $65 for children 13 and under.  Online registration is available at  Questions?  Contact

* Resolve to Improve Your Health

Take some time this week to assess your fitness and nutrition.  Are you where you hoped to be? If not, do you know what you can do to improve?   The nurse will be in Olmsted lobby on Thursday, June 23, 9-11 a.m.  If you need advice about improving your health, or if you have questions about the recent health fair results, please stop by.

* Microsoft Developer Event

The Evansville Technology Group is sponsoring a Windows Phone 7 Hackathon event on Friday, June 24.  Microsoft representatives Bill Steele and Dave Bost from Microsoft will conduct a hands-on "hackathon" where you will learn from Windows Phone 7, XNA and Silverlight experts how to build, scale and publish your Windows Phone 7 app or game.  Anyone with a strong interest in this technology is invited to attend.  Please see the website to RSVP and for more details.   Food, beverages and refreshments will be provided.  Please contact alumnus Eric Maurer at with any questions.


Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Revised Pool Schedule

The Fitness Center pool is now open daily, Monday through Friday,  from noon until 2 p.m.



* Ruffing Rounds Out Epps' Staff

Newly hired head coach of women’s basketball at the University of Evansville, Oties Epps, has announced the appointment of Matt Ruffing as the final member of his coaching staff. Ruffing will join Nicki Motto and Meredith Baugher as Epps’ assistant coaches.

“Matt Ruffing is an excellent addition to our staff,” said Epps upon Ruffing’s hiring. “His energy level and passion for the game is exactly what our program needs. He understands what it means to be selfless, humble and grateful.”
“In addition to this, Matt has been a part of staffs that have successfully rebuilt programs,” added Epps. “He is an excellent recruiter and he has a high basketball I.Q.”

Ruffing will work closely with Coach Epps in regards to offense, as well as work with the post players, assist with recruiting efforts, and also handle scheduling.

Ruffing comes from the University of Akron where he spent four seasons on the coaching staff. Beginning as a graduate assistant in the 2007-08 season, while working on a masters in sports science, Ruffing was promoted to assistant coach for the past three seasons. He served as the scouting and equipment coordinator and assisted in recruiting, handled film exchange and assisted in pre and postseason conditioning.

Ruffing also worked closely with the post players and developed sophomore center Rachel Tecca into a first team Mid-American Conference selection in 2011, marking just the third Zip in program history to receive the honor. Tecca was also named the MAC Sixth Player of the Year under Ruffing’s guidance in 2010, while Ruffing coached an All-MAC Freshmen Team Member in each of his three years as assistant coach.

Prior to Akron, Ruffing served as a student assistant and head manager of the University of Dayton women’s basketball team. Ruffing helped coordinate the team’s tape exchange and assisted the coaching staff in many other roles, including the daily operations of practice.

Ruffing has provided instruction at a number of camps, including the Tom Izzo camp and the Jim Jabir camp.

Ruffing played golf, basketball and football at Bellevue High School and graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in middle childhood education in May 2007.


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