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Friday, October 24, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Pumpkin Carving

Let´s carve some pumpkins on October 24 from 5-7 pm on the Neu Chapel/Morton Hall lawn. This event is free - just bring a friend and good mood!

* Patel-Dovlatabadi and Student Eric Stoessel to Discuss Ebola on Eyewitness News Tonight at 9

Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi and UE public health major, Eric Stoessel, will discuss Ebola tonight at 9:00 during Brad Byrd’s In-Depth segment on Eyewitness News (Local 7 WTVW).

* National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is held each year during the third week in October. The goal of this week is to bring attention to the serious issues posed by excessive drinking among college students. Do you feel that your drinking is becoming problematic or are you curious about how your personal drinking habits compare to others? Complete a free and confidential eCHECKUP TO GO, which generates a personalized drinking profile based upon the information you provide and compares to information collected from others. UE Counseling Services is available for students by appointment or walk-in for emergencies and can be reached by calling 488-2663. 

* UE Theatre Opens Vinegar Tom in May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens Vinegar Tom, by Caryl Churchill, Friday October 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre. The show continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. on October 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 2:00 p.m. on October 26.

Churchill’s play explores gender, class, and relationships in dangerous and desperate 17th century England. Harkening back to the witchcraft trials of 1645, Vinegar Tom combines live music and vivid storytelling to link together questions about attitudes toward women’s roles in modern-day society that persist nearly 400 years later.

Aaron R. Johnson from Salem, Ind., takes the helm as director of the production. The cast includes UE students Hailey Lynn Suggs from Austin, Texas; Rhianna Gallow and Natalie Tischler from Houston, Texas; Brogan Lozano from San Antonio, Texas; Glyne Pease from Las Vegas, Nev.; Carter Caldwell from Louisville, Ky.; Erdin Schultz-Bever from Bloomington, Ind.; Kit Bulla from Springhill, Tenn.; Maria Lozano from Carrollton, Texas; and Jacob Sellers from Fort Branch, Ind.

The creative team for Vinegar Tom includes scenic design by UE students James R. Roeder from Temple, Texas; lighting design by Aaron Curry from Glendale, Ariz.; and costume design by Caitlin McCarthy from Los Angeles, Calif. The play’s technical director is professor of theatre Chuck Meacham, dramaturg is Peter Orkiszewski from Cincinnati, Ohio, and stage manager is Hannah Cava from Las Vegas, Nev.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at 12 p.m. the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to make reservations, by calling 812–488–2031.

* Friday Last Day for Yearbook Pictures

Friday is the last day for yearbook pictures. Pictures for the 2015 LinC will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 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. 


Upcoming Events

* UE Community Invited to Attend One Book One Community Author Presentation

One Book One Community invites everyone at UE to attend the 2014 author presentation. Bestselling author Erik Larson is the featured author of this year’s program and the reading selection is In the Garden of Beasts. Larson will speak about his work, answer your questions, and sign copies of his books. The event is free.

The event takes place at the Victory Theatre in Evansville on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Larson is the New York Times bestselling author of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin; and Devil in the White City, amongst others.

One Book One Community is a grassroots reading program founded by the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library to develop a community built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book.  

* Newman Center Sponsoring Ozanam Shelter Halloween Party on Monday

This Monday, October 27, will be the Newman Center's annual Halloween party for the children at the Ozanam Family Shelter. Donations of candy and Halloween costumes (especially boys') are still being accepted, and may be dropped off at the Newman Center after 1 p.m. today, or all day on Monday.

Because of the party, there will be NO dinner & discussion at the Newman Center this Monday. Those participating may come to Newman for pizza beginning at 4:30 p.m., and we will depart for the shelter at 5:15 p.m.

Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Annual Chili Bowl Sale - November 6

The annual UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale is set for Thursday, November 6, on the lawn between Sampson Hall and Hyde Hall. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Buy a bowl of homemade chili and keep the hand-crafted ceramic bowl!

Chili Bowls

* Trick or Eat

Sign-up for this year's Inter-Greek Council's Trick or Eat in Ridgway University Center lobby on Tuesday, October 28 during the lunch and dinner hours.

Anyone is eligible to sign up. You can sign up by organization or just a group of friends! Trick or Eat will be held on October 31. On that day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., teams will be going out into the community to collect canned foods to benefit Ozanam Family Shelter. The two hours of can collection will count for service hours.

Then, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., teams will be returning to Ridgway University Center where there will be activities ranging from costume contests to decorating cookies and pumpkins. Hot apple cider and hot chocolate will be provided from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come out and support a great cause and don't forget to sign up in Ridgway University Center! 

* UE Fanfest Chili Cook-off Sign-ups

The annual UE Fanfest will be held on Saturday, November 15. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Chili-Cookoff. The contest is simple...prepare a chili and serve it to guests. (Some rules and restrictions will be shared with those who sign up).

The contest is free and the winner will receive $250 cash prize.

Sign up here:

* First Launch of Student Savings Club App Is Saturday, October 25

The first launch of the student savings club app is taking place next Saturday, October 25. The app is called "GeoPerks" and is completely free. Some of the student deals include 10% off at Subway, 10% off Wendy's, 15% off at The Limited, and $1 off of an Orange Leaf frozen yogurt!

In addition to these prizes, there will specific prizes and giveaways happening on the day of the launch beginning at Make a Difference Day and taking place throughout the day. Look out for more information about the specific prizes that will be offered next Saturday!

For more information on t the savings this app provides, go to:

* "War Requiem" Symposium at UE

The University community is invited to attend an Illustrated Discussion of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, the War Requiem [which is being performed by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra on November15] The UE event will be Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building.

It will consist of three parts – “Remembering World Wars I & II” (Dr. James MacLeod, University of Evansville); “The life and work of Benjamin Britten” (Dr. John Jordan, University of Evansville); and “The War Requiem and its performance” (Maestro Alfred Savia, Music Director Evansville Philharmonic)

This event is free and open to the public.


* Welcome Home Returning WWII Veterans

Approximately 70 WWII veterans from the Tri-State area will be returning from a special trip visiting Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 25 around 8:30 p.m. The trip is made possible through Honor Flight an organization that raises funds to provide WWII veterans with a complimentary trip to D.C. to visit our war memorials, many have never seen them. Honor Flight is calling out to the community for volunteers to go to the airport to welcome the veterans home. It should be a wonderful experience. Join them! It is recommended to arrive by 8:00 p.m. 


Info You Should Know

* UE Senior Duke and Duchess Nominations

As has been announced in Student Congress, this year we will be voting on a UE Senior Duke and Duchess in place of a Homecoming King and Queen. The new format for selecting campus royalty was developed after feedback about Homecoming from student roundtable discussions.

The student nominated must be a senior.
The student can be nominated by any group, not just registered student organizations. (i.e. department, major, etc.)
The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be considered on the ballot.
The student will complete a profile.
The Student Body will then vote on their pick for who best exemplifies what it means to be a UE student based on the profile.

The intent is that we get away from choosing an organization regardless of the person and instead focus the nomination process on the person and their accomplishments, contributions to campus and personality.

With that being said, here is the nomination form.

Nominations are due by Nov. 1

* Application Deadline Extended for 2015 Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica

The Office of Study Abroad has extended the deadline for the 2015 Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica program, led by Dr. Noah Gordon. The travel portion of the program is scheduled for May 11-25, 2015.

The course will meet one night a week during the spring semester to learn about the ecology, diversity, conservation, and natural history of Costa Rica. The course then culminates with a tour of several ecosystems of Costa Rica in mid-May, including a unique opportunity to participate in UE sponsored reforestation efforts. Both the class meetings during the semester and the trip to Costa Rica are required components of the course. Participating students will receive 3 credits for BIOL 323.

Applications will be accepted through December 10, 2014, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The first deposit will also be due by the December 10 deadline.

Information about costs, dates, and deadlines are available at:

The online application is available at:

For questions or for more information, please contact Marissa Mitchell, coordinator of short-term programs abroad, at 

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Wednesday, October 22, through Friday, October 24. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered any of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided. 

* 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 

* Support Homeless and Low-Income Veterans Through Totes of Hope

UE's Office of Veterans Affairs and the American Red Cross are partnering to collect items for the annual Totes of Hope campaign. Our goal is to fill 450 totes for tri-state veterans! Help stuff the totes by giving: combs, disposable razors, 11 oz shaving cream, deodorant. Collection boxes will be available until Nov. 1 outside the Office of Veterans Affairs in Olmsted Hall, second floor, and in Ridgway near the Information Desk. 



* Douglas Reed Performs Albright Birthday Concert

Douglas Reed, professor emeritus of music, performed In Memorium William Albright (1944-1998) on the C.B. Fisk organ at First Presbyterian Church, Evansville, on October 19. Marking what would have been the Indiana-born composer’s 70th birthday, the concert show-cased Albright’s wide range of musical styles from various popular dance forms (Tango fantastico, Shimmy, Sweet Sixteenths: A Concert Rag for Organ) to more abstract expressions (Three Nocturnes), inspired by the paintings of James McNeil Whistler. Ross Erickson (UE percussion instructor), Rachel Luttrull, and Robert Nicholls (First Presbyterian Church director of music), assisted. 

* Paul Bone Poetry Reading

Paul Bone will read from his poetry collection Nostalgia for Sacrifice at 7:00 p.m. on October 26 at PG Coffeehouse on 1418 W. Franklin Street in Evansville, as part of the Slant Reading Series.

For more information, go to:



* Braun Intercollegiate Set for Monday and Tuesday

Fifteen teams make their way to the area as the University of Evansville women’s golf team will host the third-annual Braun Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday.

Oak Meadow Country Club will play host to the tournament, which will feature a total of 36 holes. Par is set for 72 with 6,032 yards comprising each round. Fans are invited to come out each day to cheer on the 15 squads.

Teams playing include: Evansville, Lipscomb, SIU Edwardsville, Dayton, Indiana State, Butler, Northern Iowa, Valparaiso, Northern Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois, Tennessee State, Loyola and Green Bay.

Sophomore Kayla Katterhenry led the way with a 76 as the Purple Aces finished up the Dayton Fall Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.

Led by Katterhenry's score, the Purple Aces came home in sixth place. Combined with her opening day 79, Katterhenry completed the tournament in a tie for 11th place with a 155. Following her stellar opening day that included the first hole-in-one of her career, Cathy Doyle carded an 81 in the final round to finish one shot behind Katterhenry in a tie for 13th.

Dana Hayden posted her top round of the season on Monday before posting an 88 in the final round. She finished in a tie for 52nd with a 175. Next up was Giulia Mallmann. She improved by four strokes on Tuesday to finish with a 168. Maggie Camp was one behind with a 169.

* Women's Soccer Team hosts Northern Iowa on Senior Day This Saturday

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (9-4-3, 2-1-1) will host the University of Northern Iowa Panthers on Saturday, October 25. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m.

It is Senior Day on Saturday when UE will honor defender Taylor Brand, defender Tatiana Pagan and midfielder Caitie Dierkes. Student managers Ashley Chrisman and Miranda Graham will also be recognized as well as senior athletic trainer Nick Shaefer.

Evansville will be wearing their orange jerseys to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Fans are encouraged to wear orange to the match on Saturday as well.

The Aces won their last match 2-0 over Indiana State on Wednesday, November 15. Sophomore midfielder Bronwyn Boswell scored twice in the match and junior goalkeeper Simone Busby notched 6 saves in the shutout.

Brand was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. She piloted Evansville’s 2-0 win over the Sycamores. It was the 11th shutout of the season for the Purple Aces and the 200th win in program history.

Bowell leads the Purple Aces with seven goals, 14 points, 34 shots, 16 shots on goal and five game winning goals. Freshman forward Nicki Baham, junior defender Holyn Marshall, and freshman defender Olivia Shafer each have three goals scored this season as well.

Busby has eight solo shutouts this year and 11 overall this fall. She holds a 0.57 goals against average, has a saves percentage of .868, and is now 9-4-3 this season.

Evansville is averaging 1.38 goals per game and 14.8 shots per match. The Purple Aces have also taken 78 corner kicks compared to just 43 by their opponents.

Northern Iowa (6-7-3, 1-2-1) was projected to finish last in the 2014 MVC preseason poll but is currently sitting fourth in the standings.

UNI won their last match, a 2-1 overtime victory over Loyola on Sunday, October 19. Riley Maggie scored in the 80th minute to tie the match and Sarah Brandt netted the game winner in the 96th minute for the victory. Whitney Blunt made three saves in the win.

Brady Clark has a team-best three goals for the Panthers. Riley, Brandt, Caitlyn Fuller, Sarah McHugh and Katie Witt each have two goals scored this year. Charlotte Jones leads all her teammates with eight assists, 10 points, 25 shots, and 11 shots on goal this season.

Blunt has played every minute in net for UNI this season. She has a1.36 goals against average and a .763 saves percentage.

The Panthers are averaging 10.8 shots and 1.12 goals per match.

This year, Northern Iowa is 1-5-2 on the road as Evansville is 7-2 at home.

UE leads the all-time series 10-2-2 against UNI. Evansville has won back to back meetings including a 2-0 victory in the last home match between the teams on October 13, 2012. UE has never lost at home to Northern Iowa.

* Men's soccer team seeks Third Straight Conference Win at Drake on Saturday

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (4-8-1, 2-1-0) will travel and play at Drake on Saturday, October 25. The match will be held at the Crownie Soccer Complex and will begin at 4:00 p.m.

The Aces were defeated 3-0 in their last match, a road game at the University of Louisville on Tuesday, October 21. Senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen made five saves in the match.

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 junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic and senior forward Nick Schroeder have each recorded two goals this fall.

Teppen has recorded 63 saves for UE this season and has a .733 saves percentage. He has played in all 13 of the Aces matches this year and holds a 1.78 goals against average.

As a team, Evansville is averaging 11.3 shots and 1.38 goals per match. The Purple Aces have also taken 46 corner kicks this season.

Drake (3-8-3, 1-2-0) was projected to finish 4th in the Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll but is currently 5th in the standings.

The Bulldogs tied Western Illinois 1-1 on Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa. Down 1-0, Eric Williams evened the score with a goal in the 47th minute. Goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod recorded six saves in the match.

James Wypych has a team-best three goals, three assists, and nine points this season. Ben LeMay, Steven Enna and Williams each have contributed two goals each this year.

MacLeod has played the majority of minutes in goal this year for Drake. He is 3-8-3 this year. He has made 69 saves this season, has a 1.60 goals against average and a .742 saves percentage.

The Bulldogs average 0.86 goals and 11.2 shots per match. They have attempted 66 corner kicks this year.

Drake is 13-10-2 all-time against Evansville. The Purple Aces won nine of the first 11 meetings, however, the Bulldogs have been victorious in 11 of the last 13 meetings. Evansville’s last win against Drake was a 1-0 victory on October 23, 2009 at home. 

* WSOC player Taylor Brand named MVC Defender of the Week

University of Evansville women’s soccer player Taylor Brand was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Brand, a senior defender from Greenfield, Ind., piloted Evansville’s 2-0 win over Indiana State last week. It was the 11th shutout of the season for the Purple Aces and the 200th win in program history.

“I’m glad Taylor has continued to be recognized as a dominate defender in our league,” said UE head coach Krista McKendree. “She is someone our defense relies on and a big reason we have been so successful this season.”

This is the first Defensive Player of the Week honor for Brand this season and her 7th such award in her college career. Brand was recognized as MVC Defensive Player of the Week five times her junior year (2013) and one more time as a sophomore (2012).

Brand was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team in back to back seasons and could receive a similar honor in 2014. Brand and UE earned a program record six straight shutouts earlier this year including a period of over 631 minutes without allowing a goal.

Evansville will host the University of Northern Iowa in their next match on Saturday, October 25 at 1 p.m. It will be senior day at Arad McCutchan Stadium as Brand will be honored with fellow seniors Caitie Dierkis and Tatiana Pagan.

* Getting To Know Your Aces: WBB Sophomore forward Sasha Robinson

Player Name: Sasha Robinson

Position: Forward

Academic Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Nashville, Ind.

Favorite color: Turquoise

Favorite meal: My mother’s scallops and sweet potato casserole

Favorite class: AT 280

Most inspirational person in your life: My parents

Favorite basketball figure: Blake Griffin

Major: Exercise Science

Reason you chose UE: It was a perfect fit; the coaches made me feel at home, the school was a perfect size, the distance away from home was just far enough, and a scholarship helped my decision ;)
Most memorable UE moment: When Coach Epps kicked the ball in practice one day, it hit the bottom of the megascreen and came back down and hit him in the head! So funny.

Most important goal as a student athlete: Striving for greatness both in the classroom and on the court.

What does being a Purple Ace mean to you: Being a purple ace means being a part of a group of people that all have a bond with one another. It's all about the image we have in the community, and the student athlete experience not only with my teammates but my classmates and teachers as well and just knowing that the star/name on my chest means a lot more than just the guys or the girls wearing it.

* SAAC Holding Food Drive in Support of Evansville Community

The University of Evansville Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is partnering with Tri-State Food Bank to hold a Food Drive this fall.

SAAC is looking to help feed families in need by donating non-perishable food items to the bins located in Ridgway and collection locations at Purple Aces home games.

Anyone who brings items for the food drive will receive discounted tickets to men’s and women’s soccer games and volleyball games - $5 for adults and $3 for youth (17 and under) and seniors (65 and over).

The Aces play at home on Friday, October 24 (volleyball vs. Illinois State), Saturday, October 25 (Women’s Soccer vs. UNI, Volleyball vs. Indiana State), Wednesday, October 29 (Men’s Soccer vs. IU), Saturday, November 1 (Men’s Soccer vs. Loyola), Friday, November 7 (Volleyball vs. Drake) and Saturday, November 8 (Volleyball vs. UNI).

Anyone with questions may contact SAAC representatives Allie Arguello ( or Victoria Dellorto ( 


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