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Monday, October 20, 2014

* United Way Campaign Winners!

Congratulations on everyone who won a prize in the 2014 United Way Campaign! The Steering Committee would also like to give a big thanks to everyone who donated - we are proud that UE steps up to make such a big difference in the Evansville community.

If you didn’t have a chance to donate during the campaign, you still can. Donations are still welcome! Just send your donation for (check or cash attached) to the Office of Human Resources. You can also choose payroll deduction.

Congratulations winners!
Leigh Perry, Development (UE Fleece Blanket donated from UE bookstore)
Elizabeth Anderson, UE Bookstore (Penny Johns Coffee Shop Gift Certificate)
Judy Aldridge, University Libraries (Jeannie’s Gelato Gift Certificate)
Mary Kay Purcell, Intensive English (The Red Poppy Gift Bag)
Sharon Gieselmann, School of Education (Basket Kases Gift Bag)
Theresa Hoffherr, Content Design (Sodexo Gift Certificate)
Barbara Kerner, Accounting (Coffee Cottage Gift Certificate)
Fred Wilson, Physical Plant (UE Men’s Basketball Tickets)
Doug Gustwiller, UE Bookstore (UE Men’s Basketball Tickets)
Karen Stenstrom, Counseling and Health Education (UE Men’s Basketball Tickets)
Lisa Schum, Accounting/Payroll (UE Men’s Basketball Tickets)


What's Happening Today

* Missionary to Russia and UE Alum Speaking Tonight at Newman Center

The featured guests for tonight's Dinner & Discussion at the Newman Catholic Student Center will be Fr. Myron Effing, CJD, and Marilyn Wassmer. Father Myron is a 1963 Evansville College graduate who has served as a missionary in Vladivostok in eastern Russia since 1992, working to re-establish the Catholic Church there as well as serve the poor. He has founded or re-founded 11 Catholic parishes, as well as numerous charitable institutions, campus ministries, educational programs, religious orders, and much, much more. His sister, Marilyn Wassmer, lives in Evansville and works in the US to support and spread word about the mission.

Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the discussion from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to hear more about Father Myron's amazing story.

* Ebeling to Present on the 2014 Season at Jezreel

Jennie Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology and co-director of the Jezreel Expedition in Israel, will present the results of the 2014 excavation season on Monday, October 20, 4:10-5:00 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. Come learn about the highlights from our summer dig season, including the remains of a 5,000-year-old village, a Bronze Age (Canaanite) burial cave with bronze jewelry and Egyptian scarab seals, and a medieval victory monument! 


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

Consortium Instructor of Oboe Elizabeth Robertson and Assistant Professor of Voice Eric McCluskey will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Robertson and McCluskey will perform various works by composers ranging from Bach to Mahler to modernist composers such as Ernst Krenek and Anish Pandit. Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler, organist Helen Reed, and Adjunct Instructor Jennifer Wingert (cello) will accompany Robertson and McCluskey. The concert is free and open to the public.

Later this week, the Department of Music will host Karen Mercer, director of Creative Music Solutions, as she presents a workshop on Orff Schulwerk, a pedagogical methodology for teaching music to children. In Orff Schulwerk classrooms, children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in contemporary classrooms. Karen Mercer is also a school music teacher in the greater Philadelphia area at Guardian Angels Regional School and Settlement Music School. The workshop will occur in room 171 of Krannert Hall on Friday, October 24, at 2 p.m. and is open to all current UE students.

Several UE voice students recently participated in the fall auditions of the Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. This year, the annual event took place on the campus of Murray State University and included competitive auditions for the nearly 120 students in attendance. Seven UE students advanced as far as the semifinals, and three advanced to the Winners’ Concert. Sophomores Rebecca Laskey and Cindy White placed first and second in the sophomore women competition, and Ian Murrell won the junior men competition. Congratulations to all! 

* Want to Learn More About Ebola or Just Have Questions?

Want to learn more Ebola or just have questions? Attend an Ebola Information Session presented by student Eric Stoessel. The Ebola virus is now in the U.S. and is a significant public health concern. Many are unaware of its signs, symptoms, and rate of transmission. UE student Eric Stoessel, a public health and health services administration major, will present to the campus community details regarding the Ebola virus and answer any questions related to the virus. Come and learn more about the Ebola outbreak! The presentation will take place Wednesday, October 22 from 12-1 p.m. in Smythe Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building. It is open to all students, faculty, and staff. 

* Yearbook Picture Day in Ridgway!

Pictures for the 2015 yearbook will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday — right inside the main entrance to Ridgway University Center. It's FREE, takes just seconds and are the only times this year when individual pictures will be taken. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors and graduate students, Intensive English students and exchange students are welcome. Be a part of the 2015 LinC. 

* Tuition Remission and Exchange Info Sessions Planned

Discussion sessions on tuition remission and tuition exchange are planned for this week. The first session will be Tuesday, October 21, from 3-4 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The second will be Thursday, October 23, from 9-10 a.m. in Room 251, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. For more information, call 488-2624.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Writing in the Sciences

Writing Center Boot Camp: Writing in the Sciences is set for Wednesday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center. This workshop will address the stylistic differences between general academic and scientific writing. Specifically, we will talk about word and phrasing choice, the passive voice, verbosity, and writing and justifying your hypothesis—strategies for improving your scientific prose. Join us for this useful session. 

* Dessert Sale Coming Soon!

The Phi Alpha Delta Dessert Sale is BACK on Friday October 24! Come out and buy cake pops and 4-layer brownies (provided by KakePoPs by Kashari) for a good cause! Proceeds benefit Holly's House of Evansville. The sale will be in the Ridgway University Center Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


* Join UE for a Fun Day in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry

Join the University of Evansville in Chicago for special day of fun at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, on October 26. Rob Gallas ’73, chief marketing officer will guide a fun-filled day exploring the Western Hemisphere’s largest science museum. Included activities: A chance to stand in the 40-foot indoor tornado in Science Storms; an interior tour of the captured WWII German submarine U-505; Omnimax movie: D-Day, June 6, 1945; explore the Museum’s newest exhibit, Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze; guest speaker Kurt Haunfelner, MSI vice president of exhibits and collections and former Disney Imagineer; box lunch plus time to explore the Museum on your own.

All inclusive price is $25.75 per person. Indoor parking is $20. Register online at or by calling the alumni office at 812-488-2586.

Please note: Space is limited. The submarine tour and D-Day movie are not recommended for children under 12. To learn more about MSI prior to your visit, go to

Event itinerary:

A special day at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago: Up close and personal with the U505 submarine and World War II D-Day history.

8:30 a.m. – Arrival and check-in

9:00 a.m. –Greeting in Rotunda with Rob Gallas, Museum Chief Marketing Officer, UE ’73. Opportunity to stand in Science Storms exhibit tornado.

9:30 a.m. – Proceed to the U-505 Exhibit to explore.

10:00 a.m. - Interior Tours of U-505 captured German submarine begin. Tours are at 10:00, 10:08, 10:15, and 10:23 am

11:00 a.m. - Omnimax Movie: D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Noon - Box lunch and guest speaker, Kurt Haunfelner, MSI vice president of exhibits and collections and former Disney Imagineer.

1:15 p.m. - Explore our newest permanent exhibit, Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze.

2 p.m. - On your own to further explore the Museum. Walt Disney, Coal Mine and Future Energy exhibits require additional charge. The rest of the 14 acres of exhibits is free.

4 p.m. - Museum closes. 

* Faculty Scholars Recognized at UE Libraries

UE Faculty Scholars will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, October 21, in the Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) of the Libraries. Scholarship contributed during the past year will be recognized. Dr. Lynn Penland, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, will offer opening remarks. The Scholarship Reception begins at 3:30 p.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. exhibit cases on Libraries' entry level will feature scholarship of our faculty colleagues. 

* Poet Catherine Tufariello Reading at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour

The Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, October 23 will feature a poetry reading by Catherine Tufariello. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Tufariello is poet-in-residence at Christ College, the honors college of Valparaiso University, where she teaches a seminar in poetic craft.

She is the author of two poetry chapbooks (Annunciations and Free Time) and a full-length collection, Keeping My Name (Texas Tech University Press), which won the 2006 Poets’ Prize and was a Booklist Editor’s Choice. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, The New Penguin Book of Love Poetry, Western Wind, Contemporary American Poetry, 250 Poems, The Cento, Irresistible Sonnets, and the broadside series Poetry by Post.

After earning her PhD from Cornell University, Catherine taught literature and writing at a number of colleges and universities before settling in Indiana and teaching at Valparaiso University.


* Health Careers Fair Tomorrow

Meet employers tomorrow at Health Careers Fair 2014. Come to the Student Fitness Center tomorrow, October 21 from 11 am to 2 pm. All students, freshmen through seniors, considering a health-related career should attend. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early! 

* December Grads Take Note

All December UE graduates should plan to attend Commencement Central on Thursday, October 23 between the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a quick and easy process and won’t take long to complete. You will meet with the Registrar’s Office to verify information.  The Career Planning and Alumni Offices will also be present. You will also be able to purchase your Cap & Gown and/or graduation announcements.  The event will be located in the Ridgway Center just outside the UE Bookstore.  ALSO the Jostens Ring rep will be available and will be offering special pricing on some rings. You don’t have to be a graduate now to purchases a class ring. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Federal Loan Repayment Session Required for December Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw, or transfer after the fall semester are required to attend a Loan Repayment Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold two sessions this semester:
Oct. 23 from 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 from 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Both sessions held in Room 126, Hyde Hall.


Info You Should Know

* Forget to Make Your Yearbook Picture Appointment?

Did you forget to make an appointment for your graduate portrait for the 2015 LinC? Visit the table outside Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center, on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule a time. Remember, there's no sitting fee, so it's FREE! 

* Make a Difference Day Sign-Ups Now Available

Make a Difference Day is Saturday, October 25. There are over 300 volunteers needed for the day. Students may sign up as individuals or groups at

Sign-ups must be completed by Wednesday, October 22. A t-shirt for the event will be available to volunteers and students or the team leaders can pick shirts up from the Center for Student Engagement on Friday, October 24 before 5 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities are at different times throughout the day, so please be observant of the time when signing up. 

* Deadline Reminder & Extension for Proposing Course in 2015 Harlaxton 5 Week Summer Session

Faculty who plan to propose a course for the 2015 five-week summer session at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, are invited to submit proposals at this time.

To propose a course, please contact Earl Kirk (ek43) for the official course proposal form, which will include instructions on compiling and submitting a proposal. 

The extended deadline for proposals is Monday, October 20.    

Key dates to assist in planning:

May 15: departure from USA
May 16: arrival in the UK and transfer to Harlaxton College
May 17: orientation
May 18: classes begin
June 17: classes end—final exams
June 18: departure from Harlaxton College; optional end-of-term trip begins; earliest possible return to USA
June 22: optional end-of-term trip returns to London
June 23: return to USA or independent travel

Questions may be directed to Earl Kirk, director of Study Abroad, at ek43. 

* MasterCard SDG2 Update is Coming

The Office of Administrative Services has been advised that MasterCard is implementing SDG2 Release 14.3 on Sunday, October 19. This release is supposed to include the following:

• New look and feel throughout the SDG2 application, e.g. color scheme, icons, new drop-down style.
• Reorganization of sections on Home page
• New snapshot charts showing key activity
• New hover0over behavior

As soon as the new release is available, we will begin updating training materials to reflect the changes and make them available on the Pcard website.

* Office of Student Accounts Announces Permanent Change in Office Hours

Effective Monday, October 20, the Office of Students Accounts (Olmsted Administration Hall – Room 105) will make a permanent adjustment to its hours of operation. The office will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Doors will be locked at all other times. 

* Resident Assistant Applications Are Now Available!

The Office of Residence Life is accepting applications from eligible applicants for Spring 2015 replacement RAs. There are approximately 3 anticipated positions open for Spring.

We are also accepting applications from students who will be studying abroad during Spring 2015 who would like to apply for a Fall 2015-Spring 2016 RA position.

Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life in the Student Life Suite on the second floor of Ridgeway and online at .

Applications are due October 24 at 5 p.m.

Get more information about these positions and access an application from our Webpage

* Spring Housing Cancellation Deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is November 1. Stop by the office of residence life to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be:
-Attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad
-Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
-Moving into a fraternity house
-Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website at 

* EXSS Officially Adopts New Name: School of Public Health (SPH)

The Exercise Science & Sport Studies Department is happy to announce its formal name change to the School of Public Health (SPH).

There are documented and forecasted shortages of public health physicians, public health nurses, epidemiologists, health care educators, dietitians, nutritionists, administrators, health and wellness specialists and much more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook is much faster than average for a number of public health fields compared to the average growth for all occupations which is 11%. In fact, public health is predicted to be one of the top ten growing areas. Examples of public health fields include: Biostatisticians = 27%, Dietitians and nutritionists = 21%, Environmental specialists = 15%, Health educators = 21%, Health policy analysts = 21%, Public health administrators = 23% and Public health professors = 19%. Schools across the country (including UE) are encountering increasing numbers of potential students that are interested in Public Health as an academic option. The new department name to SPH is reflective of this trend.

According to the Association of Schools of Public Health, more than 250,000 public health workers will be needed by 2020. Approximately 23% of the current public health workforce is eligible to retire creating the need for public health workers. To replenish the workforce and avert crisis, schools will have to train three times the current number of graduates over the next 11 years. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies concluded that keeping the public healthy requires not only a well-educated public health workforce but also an educated citizenry. It therefore recommended that "all undergraduates should have access to education in public health." As health is a growing concern both nationally and internationally, students are increasingly pursuing majors that provide a strong foundation in prevention of disease and promotion of health. The SPH is committed to preparing students who will help address these issues within their communities.

SPH will continue offering degrees in the following areas:

Undergraduate majors
Athletic Training
Clinical Laboratory Science
Exercise Science (Applied & Pre-Professional programs)
Health Service Administration
Public Health (Health Policy & Nutrition programs)
Sport Management

Graduate Programs
Master’s Degree in Athletic Training
Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration

* 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 November 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, October 22. To nominate someone, please go to

* "Winning the Big Try" now Available

A new publication titled "Winning the Big Try-A history of the Evansville Aces Undefeated 1964-65 season" is now available in the UE Bookstore. The book is written by UE alum Dr. Bill Hadley. The book is a detailed history of the undefeated season including interviews and pictures. It's a must read for any ACES fan. Paperback versions are $19.95 and hardback $32.95. 

* IPSO Sodexo UE Dining Survey

Sodexo wants to hear from you! Take the IPSOS Sodexo UE Dining Survey at a table located in the dining centers and you will receive a free small coffee from Jazzman's upon completion. You can also take the survey by going online at:

(Note - The free coffee is only available when the survey is taken at a table in the dining centers.)

The survey will be open from October 27 through November 12, both at a table in the dining centers and online.

For more information, please contact: Allyson Critchfield at ext. 2064.

* Aces Exam Book Central Receiving Inventory Notification

In January 2010, Central Receiving was asked to inventory two sizes of Aces Exam Books. While the Purple Aces Exam Book (size: 8 3/8” x 6 ¾”) will continue to be stocked and available, the Orange Aces Exam Book (size: 8.5” x 11”) is being phased out of inventory due to low demand. All remaining Orange Aces Exam Books will be offered at a cost savings of $20 per package of 50 until the supply is depleted. Aces Exam Books may be purchased via an "In-House Office Supply Request Form (Rev: 10/2014)". The “In-House Office Supply Request Form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites on AceLink under Areas.

Please forward any questions to or call extension 2181.

* In-House Office Supply Form - Revised

Effective immediately Central Receiving is accepting the newest version of the “In-House Office Supply Order Form” (dated 10/2014) which includes updated pricing. The revised “In-House Office Supply Order form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that previous versions of the In-House form will no longer be accepted as of November 15.

Please email your questions to or call extension 2181.



* Congratulations to the Art Department

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to announce The Efroymson Family Fund has awarded the art department an $18,000 grant.

* Clark Kimberling Writes about Frederick Work and Albert Einstein

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has an article in the current issue of The Hymn (journal of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada ( Entitled "Three Generations of Works and Their Contributions to Congregational Singing," the article traces the musical lives of African American musicians John Work I, John Work II, John Work III, and Frederick Jerome Work, all associated with Fisk University during the 19th and 20th centuries. The work examines the possibility that Frederick Work composed the Christmas carol, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and tells of a remarkable little-known occasion when 400 students under Frederick Work's direction sang spirituals for Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Efrem Zimbalist. Dr. Kimberling's article extends from his continuing research for the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology ( In addition to four dictionary articles on the works, some of his other recent articles discuss the hymnological significance of American songwriter Stephen Foster and influential 19th century songbooks such at The Sacred Harp, Southern Harmony, and Kentucky Harmony



* UE Men's Soccer Visits Louisville on Tuesday

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (4-7-1) will play at the Louisville Cardinals on Tuesday, October 21. The match will be held at new Lynn Stadium and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Aces were defeated 5-1 in their last match, a home loss to the University of Kentucky on Wednesday, October 15. Senior forward Dylan Terry scored the lone goal of the match for UE, his first of the season. Senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen made six saves and junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic led the Aces with six shots.

Senior defender Charlie Macias has a team-best five goals this season for the Purple Aces. Junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez also has four goals this year as both Hajderovic and senior forward Nick Schroeder have each recorded two goals this fall.

Teppen has recorded 58 saves for UE this season and has a .744 saves percentage. He has played in all 12 of the Aces matches this year and holds a 1.67 goals against average.

As a team, Evansville is averaging 12.0 shots and 1.50 goals per match. The Purple Aces have also taken 45 corner kicks this season.

Louisville (7-5-1) has won back to back matches including a 2-1 overtime victory over #2 Syracuse on Friday, October 17. Tim Kubel scored the first goal for the Cardinals and assisted teammate Ramirez on a header in the 97th minute for the win.

Kubel and Ben Strong both have a team-high five goals this season. Teammate Ricardo Velazco also has four goals this year. Will Vitalis has notched a team best four assists this season.

Joachim Ball has played the majority of minutes in net this year for Louisville. He is 7-4-1 this season with 39 saves, a .750 saves percentage and a 1.05 goals against average.

The Cardinals average 1.69 goals and 14.1 shots per match. They have attempted 71 corner kicks this year.

The Purple Aces are 11-1 all time against the Cardinals. The only Louisville win came back in 1994, a 2-1 overtime home victory. The teams have not played since 2001, an Aces 3-0 home win against Louisville.

* UE Tennis Completes ITA Ohio Valley Regional

University of Evansville sophomore Andjela Brguljan wrapped up the ITA Ohio Valley Regional on Sunday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn.

In Sunday’s consolation round, Brguljan took on Alix Thurman of Miami (Ohio) and fell 6-4, 6-1. The ITA Ohio Valley Regional marked the final event of the fall season for the Purple Aces. UE will be back in action in the spring. The full schedule will be announced at a later date.

* Evansville Swimming/Diving Strong at Indiana Intercollegiates

The University of Evansville swimming and diving teams finished a successful meet on Saturday at the Indiana Intercollegiates. The women came home in fourth place while the men took ninth.

“It was a good meet,” UE head coach Rickey Perkins said. “We swam off events and tried to find 3rd events for many of the team members. I am happy with the way we raced.”

Michelle Tipton was the top performer on the day for UE. She took the top spot in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 52.26. It was the top effort on the day for the Purple Aces. Tipton also recorded a top five finish in the 50 Free with a 24.37.

She was also part of the 200 Free Relay crew that took fifth place with a 1:39.34. Mackenzie Powell, Samantha Montgomery, Mackenzie Harris and Tipson had the top five outing.

Danielle Freeman had a strong day. The sophomore took fourth place in the 100 Butterfly.
58.99 and was 9th in the 200 Free with a 1:56.14. She was also part of the 200 Medley Relay team that was 4th. She teamed with Michaela Kent, Caroline Lee and Abby Smith.

Courtney Coverdale led the divers. She took 7th place in the 1M dive with a score of 212.80.

Leading the men was the team of Ashton Bishop, Troy Burger, Matthew Childress and Skyler Shinn. They came in 5th place in the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:28.21. In the 200 Medley Relay, Daniel O’Brien, Will Glasscock, Ethan O’Rourke and Everett Plocek took seventh with their time of 1:38.21.

Both teams will take a week off before welcoming back some of the top performers in program history for the annual Alumni Meet. It will be held at Wyttenbach Pool on Nov. 1.

* Wichita State Earns 3-0 Win over UE Volleyball

Senior Ashley Ring led everyone with 15 kills, but Wichita State hit .354 on the night to take a 3-0 win over the University of Evansville volleyball team on Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

Ring posted 15 kills in 47 tries to hit .170 on the night for the Purple Aces (7-14, 3-6 MVC). Genesis Miranda finished the night with seven kills while Stephanie Cerino posted five. Tathianna Cordero tallied 10 digs while Grace Carter had 21 assists. Defensively, Meaghan Holmes posted six blocks, including one solo.

Leading the Shockers was Jenny Whitledge with 12 kills. She was one of three Shockers to finish in double figures as Ashlyn Driskill had 11 and MaryAshton Floyd finished with 10.

Wichita State opened the night with a decisive 25-12 win as two Shockers notched four kills apiece and hit .438 as a team. WSU opened up a quick 4-1 lead and never looked back. Evansville cut the gap to two at 7-5 on an Ashley Ring service ace, but the Shockers responded with a game-ending 18-5 run. Dani Mostrom finished the set with a service ace.

In the second frame, the Shockers took a 25-16 win as Abbie Lehman and Whitledge posted five kills apiece. It was close early on as a Miranda kill made it a 4-4 score. Katie Reilly spearheaded a 3-0 stretch as the Shockers took the lead for good.

After the Shockers went up by seven points at 14-7, Cordero did her best to get UE back in it. She helped the Aces score three in a row, including an ace to get within four, but WSU came right back with five in a row and cruised to the win.

Ring notched nine kills in the third set, hitting .389, as the Aces played their best ball of the night. It did not start out that way, though, as the Shockers jumped out to an early 4-0 advantage. From there, Evansville made its way back into the game. A Shocker error cut the game to two at 12-10.

Lillian Rosa helped UE get even closer as she served UE to a 4-0 stretch as the knotted the set up at 18-18 as Ring posted two kills in the run. The decisive moment came with the score tied at 20-20 as Whitledge notched a kill and Reilly followed that up with a service ace as Wichita State clinched the match with a 25-21 win.

The home stretch for UE continues next weekend as Illinois State and Indiana State come to town. The Aces face the Redbirds on Friday at 7 p.m. before taking on the Sycamores on Saturday at 6 p.m.

* Miranda and Ring Lead Aces against Bears

Evansville’s duo of Ashley Ring and Genesis Miranda were stellar once again, but Missouri State hit .340 en route to a 3-0 win over the Purple Aces volleyball team on Friday night at the Carson Center.

Ring and Miranda led UE (7-13, 3-5 MVC) with 13 kills apiece. Meaghan Holmes finished the night with 5. Defensively, Ring posted 13 kills to lead the Aces while Grace Carter finished the night with 18 assists.

Olivia Brand paced the Bears (13-7, 6-2 MVC) with 16 kills while Lily Johnson had 15. Kinsey McCarter led everyone with 46 assists while Maddy Hogan tallied 14 digs.

The Bears’ Lily Johnson led everyone with seven kills in the opening frame as MUS took a 25-20 win. The squads switched the lead in the early-going leading to a 6-6 score. That is when the Bears took charge, posting the next three to go up 9-6.

Evansville cut the gap back to a pair on several occasions as the Aces forced a Bear error to make it a 14-12 game. MSU responded, extending the lead to as many as seven at 23-16 before taking the 25-20 triumph.

It was the Aces who got off to the quick start in the second set, posting the opening four tallies before taking a 6-1 lead. Ashley Ring notched three kills in the opening run. The Bears fought back to tie it up for the first time at 8-8 as Oliva Brand notched a kill. Evansville scored the next two, going up 10-8, but the Bears once again had the answer. Another Brand kill spearheaded a 4-0 stretch.

Back-and-forth action continued as the Aces reestablished a 15-13 advantage on a Meaghan Holmes kill. Missouri State tied it back up at 15-15 and made the game-changing run with the score knotted at 20-all. Another Johnson tally set MSU on a set-ending 5-2 stretch as they won by a 25-22 final.

Missouri State wrapped up the night in the third game with a 25-19 win. Early on, it was all Bears as they jumped out to a 7-2 edge. Genesis Miranda brought the team back single-handedly, notching three kills in four tries as UE tied it up at 9-9. The Aces took their first lead at 12-10 on back-to-back MSU errors.

With the game tied at 13-13, Lauren Boone gave the Bears the lead for good. MSU’s largest edge of the frame was the final of six points, 25-19.

Tomorrow evening, the Aces take on Wichita State at the Carson Center. All fans are encouraged to wear white for the 6 p.m. match versus the Shockers.

* Cross Country Stellar in Home Meet

The University of Evansville cross country teams had a stellar day on Saturday at the UE Invitational at Angel Mounds. Led by a victory from the women, both squads had a strong meet.

With 29 points, the Purple Aces women took top honors over Austin Peay, who tallied 53. Lindenwood finished with 74. Leading the way was Kirsten Perrey, who smashed her previous top time at UE. Her 18:36.5 was good for third place out of 58 runners and topped her previous top time of 19:01.3 from last season.

Also recording a top five was Laurel Wolfe. She finished with a 19:00.6. Elizabeth Kingshott ran her top time of the season and best since 2012. The junior came in sixth place with an 18:13.4. Finishing in ninth place was Loren Oboikovitz, who continued to improve as a senior. She posted a PR with a 19:41.6, beating her old mark by less than a second.

Next up was Alyssa Moran. The senior finished in 13th with her time of 20:02.8. Clinching a spot in the top 20 was Anna Loef, who was yet another UE runner to set a PR. The sophomore ran a 20:24.5 on Saturday, topping her previous best of 20:58.91.

Rounding out the top 25 were Sophie Etienne and Katie Prosser. Etienne finished in 20:45.0 while Prosser had her best race at UE with a 20:48.7, topping her best time by 36 seconds. Other strong performances for the women included Michelle Karp, whose 20:58.9 was one second off her PR, Morgan Downs (21:39.4) and Adria Mehringer (22:15.9). For Downs and Mehringer, it marked their top times of the season.

Plagued by injury, the men’s team was led once again by senior Josh Genet. He came in sixth place with a 26:20.0. It was his top time of the season. Sophomore Ben Woolems brought home a 15th place finish. He ran a 27:15.9, which was three seconds better than his PR. Ross Frondorf finished in 28th place with a 28:05.4. He has run excellent in his last two races.

Jon Ashby finished in 41st out of the 53 participants with a 29;35.5 while Ben Johnson (30:35.8) and Isaiah Frey (31:01.6) rounded out the squad for UE. Johnson’s time was a PR.

With the regular season concluded, the Purple Aces now set their sights on the MVC Championship. The race is set for Nov. 1 in Carbondale, Ill.

* Dayton Invitational up Next for UE Golf

As the fall season begins to wind down for the University of Evansville golf teams make their way to Kettering, Ohio for the Dayton Invitational at NCR Country Club.

Both tournaments will feature 36 holes of play. The event begins on Monday with an 11 a.m. shotgun start while Tuesday’s final round of play starts at 9 a.m. ET. For the men, it will be their final tournament of the fall. The women will be in Evansville on Oct. 27-28 for the Braun Intercollegiate.

Teams playing on the men’s side include: Dayton, St. Bonaventure, Oakland, Northern Kentucky, Youngstown State, IUPUI, Butler, IPFW, Wright State, Robert Morris, Valparaiso, Loyola, Detroit and Xavier.

Women’s squads that are entered are: Bucknell, Butler, Chicago State, Dayton, Detroit, Eastern Illinois, IPFW, IUPUI, Loyola, Oakland, Northern Kentucky, SIU Edwardsville, UIC and Valparaiso.

Two weeks ago, the men’s team came just one stroke short at the Butler Invitational. Evansville came in second place, behind only Bradley. Leading the Aces was Wil Pahud. Pahud completed the event with a 75 in the final round en route to a 216. He finished the invitational tied for 4th place, six shots off the win.

Freshman Tyler Gray continued his strong season, posting Evansville's low round of the day. His 72 clinched a tie for 7th place with a 3-round total of 218. Just behind him was Will Knights, who has also been playing very well. His final day 74 put him in 9th with a 219.

The UE women also saw action at Butler. Senior Cathy Doyle shot the Purple Aces' low round of the day as the women came in sixth place. Doyle improved on Tuesday by 11 strokes over her opening day round of 86. She carded a 75 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 26th. Topping the Aces on the chart was Kayla Katterhenry. After recording a 75 on day one, she totaled 81 shots on Tuesday to finish with a 156.

Third for UE was Maggie Camp. She finished the tournament with a 162 and tied for 28th.


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