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Monday, November 10, 2014

Upcoming Events

* College Mentors for Kids Fall FUNdraiser

College Mentors for Kids will be selling coffee from Penny Lane Coffeehouse and Donut Bank donuts on Wednesday, November 12! There will be four tables throughout campus (in front of Ridgway University Center, in front of the Library, in front of Koch Center and outside of Hyde Hall) selling from 4-4:25 p.m.! Coffee will be $2 and donuts will be $1 each. The first through fifth graders are excited to compete to sell the most to raise money for the organization, so be sure to stop by one of our tables! 

* International Education Week Nov. 17-21

International Education Week 2014 is Nov 17-21. For a full schedule of events, including featured speaker Ossama Bahloul of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, contact or visit

* Let's Talk Diversity at UE!

Especially for faculty, staff, and administration, an informal discussion with our Veterans Day guest Brigadier General Ondra L. Berry and LaNeeca Williams, UE’s diversity and equity officer has been arranged. “An Honest Discussion About Inclusion” is set for next Tuesday, November 11 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 272, Schroeder School of Business Building.

General Berry is an expert in the area of diversity and inclusion and has attained many accomplishments within the military and in the private sector. When not serving as Brigadier General and assistant adjutant general for the Nevada Air National Guard, he is the vice president of diversity and inclusion and development for the MGM Resorts International and is co-founder for Guardian Quest, a company committed to unleashing the untapped potential of individuals and organizations through world-class training solutions.

General Berry is an Evansville native and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from UE in 1986. Join us for this discussion.

Cultural Competence Training, November 13 from 3-4:30 pm in the Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 173.

This training is being provided for all University employees. The training will help individuals to become more aware of assumptions, fears, biases, stereotypes, and other learned behaviors that may interfere with communications between diverse groups of people.

Seating is limited to this session so please RSVP to before Tuesday, November 11 at 5:00 pm.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Formatting an MLA Paper

Writing Center Boot Camp: Formatting an MLA Paper - planned for November 12 - is a workshop that will cover how to format and cite papers according to the MLA style manual, including internal citations and the works cited page. If you're writing an MLA paper, Wednesday, November 12, at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center is the place to be. 

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 20 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 

* Veterans Day Events Tomorrow

Veterans Day Service
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Wheeler Concert Hall

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day on campus for our annual Veterans Day Service. Brigadier General Ondra L. Berry will serve as our key note speaker. A light luncheon reception will immediately follow in the lobby of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

"An Honest Discussion About Inclusion"
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 272

University faculty, staff, and administration are invited to a discussion led by Brigadier General Berry and LaNeeca Williams, UE’s Diversity and Equity Officer.

"What Are You Doing With What You Know?"
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Koch Center for Engineering and Science, Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100

The campus and Evansville community are invited for this special presentation by Brigadier General Berry.

* What Are You Doing With What You Know?

Join special guest, Brigadier General Ondra L. Berry on November 11 for a talk about what it means to unleash your full potential and live beyond how you may define leadership. He will discuss what it really means to be your BEST (Brand, Exposure, Structure, Taking Charge) and will discuss his reasoning for writing on the topic of Ayoba (the spirit of Awesomeness). Those who attend will be challenged to raise their leadership standards, to develop AIM points for life, and recognize the importance of strategic agility.

The presentation is open to the public and will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Koch Center for Engineering and Science, room 100.

* University Community, Alumni, and Friends Invited to UE's Veterans Day Service

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11
Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Wheeler Concert Hall

The university community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day on campus for our annual Veterans Day Service. UE alumnus, Brigadier General Ondra L. Berry will serve as our key note speaker. A light luncheon reception will immediately follow in the lobby of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

* Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Invited for "An Honest Discussion About Inclusion"

Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited for an informal discussion with our Veterans Day guest Brigadier General Ondra L. Berry and LaNeeca Williams, UE’s diversity and equity officer. “An Honest Discussion About Inclusion” is set for next Tuesday, November 11 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 272, Schroeder School of Business Building.

General Berry is an expert in the area of diversity and inclusion and has attained many accomplishments within the military and in the private sector. When not serving as Brigadier General and assistant adjutant general for the Nevada Air National Guard, he is the vice president of diversity and inclusion and development for the MGM Resorts International and is co-founder for Guardian Quest, a company committed to unleashing the untapped potential of individuals and organizations through world-class training solutions.

General Berry is an Evansville native and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from UE in 1986. Please join us.

* Write-In at the Library

November is National Novel Writing Month. Everyone is welcome at the write-in Wednesday nights in November (November 5, 12 and 19), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 203, the Boardroom, in the Library.  Come join your fellow writers and write your story!  Contact Danielle (dw56) or go to for more information.

* Two Exciting Sodexo Dining Events in November

Sodexo is hosting two exciting dining events in November!

The first is "The Stone Steakhouse," planned for November 10 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the UE Dining area.

Open to students, staff and public, this will be a steakhouse experience without leaving campus. It will also be Hibachi Style. The Stone Steakhouse station will be located at Fusion inside of UE Dining.'

The pricing is as follows:  

Students:  For a meal swipe plus $5.00 Flex, they can enjoy the entire food court including Stone Steakhouse 

Staff and Public: $14.99 + tax to enjoy Stone Steakhouse.

These prices includes 1 Entrée, 2 Sides and a dessert

Entrée choices will be: sirloin steak, tuna steak or jumbo shrimp.

Sides: Lo Mein noodles, roasted garlic cheddar smashed potatoes, broccoli, steakhouse spinach, roasted peppers, onions and mushrooms, or steak fries.

This meal will be very filling and the same quality of that of a steakhouse experience!

The second event will be Sliced”- A Celebrity Cook Off," on November 17 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in UE Dining

"Sliced” will be a celebrity cooking challenge where the “celebrity chefs” have to create gourmet pasta dishes with the secret ingredients provided for them. This will be similar to the Food Network show “Chopped”.  There will also be a panel of “celebrity” student judges.

All current meal plan/staff meal plan holders can enjoy the show with their lunch. All others must purchase a meal to watch the event)

Email, if you have any questions about these events.

* Dishes for Wishes Ticket Sales

Members of Chi Omega will be selling tickets to their annual Dishes for Wishes philanthropy benefiting The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Stop by their Ridgway University Center table to buy a ticket for a delicious home cooked meal, prepared by the Chi Os themselves! Ticket sales are Nov. 12-15. $8 red ticket (enter at 5:30 pm) $10 gold ticket (enter at 5:00 pm). 


Info You Should Know

* UE Winter Housing

The residence halls will be closed for winter break from noon on December 18 to 3 p.m. on January 9. Students participating in official University functions or other approved activities have the opportunity to apply for Winter Housing. Simply submit an Online Winter Request Form (hyper link this link by noon on Reading & Study Day to be considered. For more information about Winter Housing, contact the office of residence life. 

* USPS Closed Tuesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day

The United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed on Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11. Please note that UE Mail Services will not be picking up mail from U.S.P.S. on Tuesday, since the post office will be completely closed. Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Tuesday, November 11, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 12. For mail related questions, please contact Mail Services at extension 2197 or 



* Baer to Publish Book of Poetry

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer has signed the contract for a forthcoming book of poetry, entitled Love Sonnets, which includes poems previously published in The Hudson Review, American Arts Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other literary journals.  The collection will be published next summer by Kelsay Books.  More recently, his ballad, “All Hallow’s Eve” was included in Poems Dead and Undead, an anthology published by Alfred A. Knopf’s Everyman’s Library. 

* Beavers to Serve on British Artificial Intelligence Convention Committee

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy, was recently appointed to the programme committee for the 2015 convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behavior (AISB) to be held next April and the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Beavers will be working on the 8th AISB Symposium on Computing and Philosophy: The Significance of Metaphor and Other Figurative Modes of Expression and Thought. "The aim is to engage the disciplines of computing and philosophy jointly on the topic of figurative expression and thought. "Figurative" here is intended to include metaphorical, metonymic, ironic, hyperbolic and other modes of figuration. The symposium is interested in figuration in any medium: figurative thinking (figuration within the mind) or external figurative expression in language, gesture, pictures, diagrams, music, dance, or whatever. The Symposium is also particularly concerned to encourage new thinking about the generation of figurative expression as well as about its understanding." 

* Lank Publishes Articles on National Standards and Practices of Actor Education

R. Scott Lank, professor in the Department of Theatre, serves on the Board of Directors of "The Craftsmen of Dionysus" at The Actors Center in New York City, and recently published two articles regarding the national standards and practices of actor education. Lank was also selected to co-chair the "Standards and Ethics in Actor Education" committee of The Actors Center/Craftsmen of Dionysus alongside Broadway/TV/Film veteran Stephen Henderson. 

* Douglas Reed Teaches at Indiana University

Douglas ReedDouglas Reed, professor emeritus of music, taught private lessons and a performance class for undergraduate and graduate organ majors at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on October 26-27. Lessons and class took place on the C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 135 in Auer Hall and on the C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 91 in Alumni Hall. Along with a concert and lecture in September, Reed’s teaching was part of an ongoing program of guest residencies during the fall semester sabbatical of IU organ professor, Dr. Christopher Young. In March, Reed will again teach at Indiana University during the sabbatical of Dr. Janette Fishell, chair of the IU organ department.



* Getting To Know Women's Basketball Freshman Forward Asia Petitte

Player Name: Asia Petitte
Position: Forward
Academic Year: Freshman
Hometown: Charleston, W.Va.

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite meal: TGI Friday’s barbeque chicken flatbread without red onions or peppers

Favorite class: Philosophy Bio-ethics and Biology. I love being challenged in the classroom and both of these classes are definitely challenging.

Most inspirational person in your life: My mother, father, and sister. Everything I do is for them. I hope one day I can provide half of the things for them that they have provided for me.

Favorite basketball figure: LeBron James

Major: Biology but planning to minor in theater also. I want to continue to medical school and proceed into dermatology then become a Moh’s surgeon

Reason you chose UE: Great academics which is a huge thing for me because I’m a nerd . Also, the first class basketball facilities were important to me. It’s hard to find a gym better than ours. Also, it’s only five hours from my family so I know I’ll definitely see them at every home game

Most memorable UE moment: The team’s inside joke that “Mal’s best isn’t Khristian’s best, and Khristian’s best isn’t Mal’s best”. Coach Epps still doesn’t understand why we all laugh when he says “Just do your best”

Most important goal as a student athlete: Win the MVC Championship and also make an NCAA tournament appearance. I am also getting prepared for medical school once I graduate from UE

What does being a Purple Ace mean to you? Being a Purple Ace means a lot to me. At UE, I have the opportunity to go to school for free and get an education so my parents don’t have to worry about paying for college. I also have the opportunity to be a part of an amazing team. I think it’s something special when I can wear a jersey that represents both of my families (Evansville and Petitte). 

* Dickey Scores Game-High 31 Points in Aces Exhibition Game Loss to USI

Sophomore guard Sara Dickey led the University of Evansville women’s basketball team with 31 points in a Purple Aces 76-72 exhibition game loss to Southern Indiana on Saturday afternoon.

Junior forward Mallory Ladd amassed another 16 points and gathered six rebounds in the cross-town matchup.

For the third straight season, USI and Evansville met in an exhibition at the Ford Center.

UE held an early 3-0 advantage when Southern Indiana committed a turnover and Dickey hit a three on the opposite end. Unfortunately for Evansville, that would be the last lead for the Purple Aces. USI responded by going on an 11-2 run including eight points from Screaming Eagles forward Anna Hackert, who also totaled 31 points on the afternoon.

USI continued to add on their lead and were ahead 23-11 at the 12:42 mark of the opening half. Down by double digits, Evansville was able to bring the deficit back down to five points on a Mallory Ladd three pointer with 9:01 remaining. USI surged back, however, with back to back layups from Cayla Herbst and Kaydie Grooms making the score 31-22.

UE brought the lead back down to six at halftime when USI held a 38-32 advantage.
Dickey, 16 points, and Ladd 10 points, both reached double figures in the first half.

Evansville stormed back again after halftime by scoring five of the next seven points. A Sara Dickey three with 16:41 on the clock moved Evansville back within three.

USI then went on a 12-0 run to regrow the edge back to 15 points.

The Screaming Eagles lead stayed double digits until UE got another three from Sara Dickey with 4:46 to go, making the score 69-60.

Evansville then proceeded to go on a 10-3 run where a Dickey layup with 1:41 left brought UE within two points.

Leading 72-70, Southern Indiana got a layup and a pair of free throws from Hackert to complete the Screaming Eagles road win.

Evansville shot 40% from the floor, compared to 57% by Southern Indiana.

Freshman guard Kenyia Johnson, senior guard Khristian Hart, sophomore forward Sasha Robinson each totaled six points each in the game for UE.

The Aces regular season opener will against Austin Peay on Sunday, November 16. The tip is set for 1:00 p.m at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Fans can purchase tickets over the phone at 812-488-ACES (2237), in person at either the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket office, or online via

* MVC Regular Season Championship Evades Evansville with 1-0 OT Loss

A Missouri State goal in the 94th minute gave the Bears a Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season Championship and a 1-0 overtime win against the visiting University of Evansville men’s soccer team (6-10-1, 4-2-0) on Saturday night.

Following a 93rd minute shot that went high for Emmerich Hoegg, Missouri State was able to gain control of the UE goal kick and set up Hoegg on a pair of passes for the game-winning, conference championship clinching goal. The goal at 93:00 was the sixth for Hoegg this season and took place just 40 seconds after his last shot attempt went over the crossbar.

The loss for Evansville makes the Purple Aces a three seed in the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. UE will play the sixth seeded and tournament host Bradley Braves in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m.

The first half featured Missouri State outshooting Evansville 5-1 but neither team was able to score the go-ahead goal. The same can be said for the second half as the Bears also outshot the Aces 8-3.

Evansville’s best chances in regulation occurred late in the second half. Missouri State goalkeeper Addison Watson made back to back saves on a 76th minute shot from senior forward Charlie Macias and an 81st minute blast from junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez to preserve the tie.

The Aces almost won the match in the 90th minute but a shot from junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic sailed high over the crossbar, sending the match to overtime.

Exactly three minutes into the first overtime, teammates Brandon Barbero and Parker Maher gained control of a goal kick to feed Hoegg over the top and into the middle of the 18 yard box for the game winner.

The loss snaps the Aces streak of four consecutive wins in MVC play.

Hajderovic took a team-high two shots for UE. Senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen had one save on the night.

The Aces will now have Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to prepare for a rematch against Bradley on Wednesday evening. The Braves knocked the Aces out of the 2013 MVC Men’s Soccer Championship Quarterfinals with a 3-2 double overtime win last season. UE was victorious 2-1 on the Braves home field back on October 11 of this season. Gonzalez and freshman midfielder Ian McGrath scored in the last meeting as Teppen notched eight saves. Bradley leads the all-time series 14-9-1 against Evansville.

* Shorthanded UE Volleyball Loses to UNI

Despite being down several players, the University of Evansville volleyball team put up a valiant effort in a 3-0 loss against one of the top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference on Saturday night.

The University of Evansville (8-19, 3-11 MVC) played Saturday’s match down five player, almost 1/3 of the team, but was able to remain in the hunt versus the Panthers, who improved to 17-9 overall and 11-3 in the league.

Ashley Ring led all players with 12 kills in her 47 attempts. Next up for the Aces was Stephanie Cerino, who tallied six. In her first action as the primary setter for UE due to injury, Genesis Miranda had 20 assists. Defensively, Ring and Tathianna Cordero had eight digs. With so many players being forced into new positions, it was a night of adjustment for UE.

Leading UNI were Kayla Haneline and Eryca Hingtgen, who registered nine kills each. The Panthers hit a stellar .367 as Kinsey Caldwell checked in at .571.

UNI scooted out to a 5-1 edge in the opening set and never looked back, earning a 25-12 win. The shorthanded Aces did their best to hang in as Ashley Ring had three kills and Stephanie Cerino had two. Even more impressive was the performance of Genesis Miranda. Playing as the setter due to injuries, she had six assists in the game.

Evansville played better in the second frame, taking an early 2-0 lead as Tathianna Cordero posted a service ace. The Panthers came back with six of the next seven to take their first edge at 6-4. With UNI up 12-7, they reeled off the next five to put the set out of reach at 17-7. They finished with a 25-14 triumph.

UE played its best set in the third, taking another early 1-0 lead. The Panthers scored three in a row to retake the lead before UE fought back. A Ring kill helped the Aces tie it up. Two more ties led to a 6-6 score as UNI would record the next five en route to an 11-6 lead.

Down five, the Aces were able to keep the deficit in that vicinity until the final tallies. With UNI up 20-14, they were able to post the final five of the night to seal the match.

The Aces make their final road trip of the season next weekend. They trek to Wichita State for a 5 p.m. match on Friday before heading to Springfield, Mo. to face Missouri State on Saturday at 7. On Nov. 21, UE plays its final home contest of the season against Southern Illinois. Seniors Ashley Ring and Meaghan Holmes will be honored prior to the game.

* Balentine Powers Aces Past Wabash, 95-50

Four players registered double figures as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team capped off exhibition play with a 95-50 victory over Wabash on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center.

D.J. Balentine led the way with a 7-of-11 performance that netted him a game-high 22 points. Next up was Adam Wing. The junior also had a stellar outing, knocking all three long-range attempts en route to 16 points. Rounding out UE’s top scorers were sophomores Blake Simmons and Mislav Brzoja. They posted 12 and 11, respectively.

Daniel Purvlicis paced the Little Giants with 13 points to go along with eight caroms. Local product Kyle Aiton took a team-high 15 shots on his way to 11 points.

Wabash held strong over the first several minutes, taking a 13-12 lead, but from there, it was all UE. Evansville took an early 6-2 lead as Duane Gibson scored the opening four tallies of the game. The Little Giants made their way back as Newburgh, Ind. native Kyle Aiton scored seven in a row as they took a 13-12 advantage just over seven minutes in.

At that point, UE regrouped and scored the next seven before going up by as many as 22 in the period. Four Aces scored in the run before Adam Wing found his groove. The junior led everyone with 11 in the opening frame, including his second trey, which gave Evansville a 31-20 advantage.

Wing's three was part of a 13-0 stretch that saw the Aces go up 39-20. With 2:07 left, Egidijus Mockevicius hit his first bucket of the contest as the lead reached 22 before UE went to the locker room with a 45-26 advantage. Offensively, the teams were equally matched in the half, but the difference came from the free throw line. Evansville took 22 trips to the stripe, hitting 18 while Wabash made four trips and connected on each one.

In the second half, Evansville took full control of the game. With 13:04 left, the advantage reached 30 for the first time on a Balentine trey before the edge got as high as 45 with the final 95-50.

For the game, UE shot 56.6%, including 18-of-26 in the latter period (69.2%). The Little Giants finished the day at 33.3%.

Mockevicius and Brzoja led the Aces with seven boards apiece, but it was Wabash finishing with the 33-32 advantage. It was another unselfish performance for UE as they posted 19 assists on 30 attempts. Eleven out of the 12 Aces who played recorded an assist.

The regular season commences next weekend as the Purple Aces take on Earlham at the Ford Center. The squads will square off at 2:05 p.m. inside the Ford Center. From there, UE takes to the road for its next four games.

* Women's Swimming Earns Road Win at Little Rock

The University of Evansville women’s swimming and diving team picked up a 176-110 road victory at Arkansas Little Rock on Saturday afternoon.

The Purple Aces had a stellar meet, winning several events. Pacing the squad were Danielle Freeman and Michelle Tipton. Freeman picked up wins in the 200 free, 100 free and 100 butterfly. Her 200 free time came in at 1:55.62, over three seconds better than her nearest competition. She defeated her competition soundly in the 100 free, finishing in 52.39.

Her margin of victory was just a bit less in the butterfly as her 58.48 was .08 ahead of the Trojans’ 58.56.

Tipton was part of a group that took top honors in the 200 medley relay. She teamed with Michaela Kent, Sam Montgomery and Mackenzie Harris to win the event in 1:49.49. On her own, she sprinted to a win over teammate Abby Smith in the 50 free. She swam a 24.54.

Mackenzie Powell took the win in the 100 breaststroke. She finished .07 ahead of the competition with a 1:07.81. Michaela Kent picked up top honors in the 200 backstroke. She topped UE’s Taylor Davidson with her 2:07.77. Powell won by four seconds.

Courtney Coverdale swept the diving events. Her 261.00 was tops in the 1 meter while her and teammate Stephanie Tran were 1-2 in the 3-meter. Coverdale had a 230.20 while Tran scored a 215.85.

Next up for the Purple Aces is the House of Champions. It will take place from Nov. 21-23 in Indianapolis.

* Softball to Hold Winter Skills Clinic

Set for his first season as the Purple Aces head softball coach, Mat Mundell and his staff will hold a Winter Skills Clinic on Sunday, November 23.

Open to players in grades 9-12, the camp will be broken down into two sessions. The first session will focus on hitting and defense while the second covers pitching. Each session allows participants the opportunity to work with the coaching staff and players.

The hitting and defense portion will cover proper hitting, bunting, throwing and fielding techniques while the pitching session will teach the fundamentals and drills used at the collegiate level.

Those who are going to participate are asked to bring sneakers, glove, helmet, bat, catchers gear and a water bottle. All pitchers are required to bring their own catcher.

Please contact assistant coach Ashley Balazs at or 812-488-2123 with any questions.


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