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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Upcoming Events

* Practice Christianity? You're Invited to Religious Dialogue TONIGHT

If you practice Christianity, you are invited to attend the Religious Diversity Dialogue tonight at 7:00 p.m., meeting in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration building, Room 170.

In order to better understand the religious needs of the UE community, the Offices of Diversity and Equity, Religious Life, and International Programs have scheduled a series of Religious Diversity Dialogues in January and February. All members of the campus community are invited to attend a one-hour informational discussion by selecting the session that best identifies his/her religious affiliation. For example, if your religious affiliation is Christian, you would attend the February 5th session, tonight; if you practice Islam, February 12th; if you consider yourself spiritual, but not religious, please attend the February 19 session. Your input is important and will help us understand how best to serve the religious community at UE.

All sessions meet at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building.

* China and Harlaxton Summer Study Abroad

Come have pizza in Graves Hall 240 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5 and learn about two exciting study abroad programs open to all majors looking at health care systems in the U.K. and China. The first program is a 10-day study (May 24 to June 2) located at Harlaxton examining the British health care system. The China program, a 5-week study (June 22 – July 24), examines China’s current health care system and explores cultural aspects. Details of both programs including accommodations and program fees will be discussed by Dr. William Stroube and Dr. Amy Hall. We hope to see you there! More details are at

* Career Expo

Date: Thursday, February 19
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Downtown Indianapolis Marriott Hotel

This career fair, held in Indianapolis, is open to all students and alumni. This event will provide you with access to recruiters from over 100 top companies from Indiana and beyond.

Register for Event:

Fair registration is through UE JobLink.
Click Jobs Tab -> Enter 722253 in the search bar (this is the posting number)

Bus Transportation

The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now.

Additional Information

View registered employers here:
Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* Crick Lecture Planned for February 11

David McKinzie, PhD, will be the speaker for the Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences set for February 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall), Koch Center. McKinzie is senior research advisor in neuroscience discovery research at Lilly Research Laboratories. His topic will be "A Primer on the Drug Development Process and Challenges Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry." This event is free and open to the public.


* RSA Winter Whispers 2015

Join RSA for a night of food, fun, dancing, and friends at this year's Winter Whispers. The theme is Arabian Nights and will take place from 9 pm - 12 am on February 7 in Eykamp 254, Ridgway University Center. Semi-formal dress is encouraged and the event is FREE for all UE students. 

* Village Housing Information Meetings Set for Today

Students wishing to reside in Village Housing (Townhouses, North Hall or other Village units) for the 2015-2016 year should attend one of the scheduled information meetings. Information meetings will be February 12 in Hyde 126. There will be 2 meetings per night (4:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.).

For more information, see and select the Returning Student section on the left side menu.

* Jazz Swing Dance Tickets Available

Join the UE Jazz Ensemble 1 as they host Monte Skelton at the Old Courthouse Ballroom on February 11 at 7:00 pm. Dance along to your favorite jazz tunes, enjoy the complimentary dessert reception, bid on silent auction items, and don't forget to buy tickets for the half-pot raffle! Tickets for this event are $20 and $10 for students. For more information, please email Katy Von Der Heide at This event is sponsored by the UE Music Management Association. 

* Spanish Film Club to Show Movie on Saturdays in February

Join us every Saturday evening in February at 7:00 pm in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch Spanish-language movies that have won an Oscar award for Best Foreign Language Films. For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti ( or Dr. Lorena Andueza (


Info You Should Know

* Lost Pendant!

An oval shaped sapphire pendant surrounded by clear stones in a sterling silver setting has been lost in the Koch Center, Library vicinity. It has great sentimental value. Please contact dv35 or rm181 if you find it.

* Space for 5 more Nerd Wars Teams! Register by Friday!

The Honors Program is hosting Nerd Wars Trivia Night on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 pm in Eykamp Hall. Teams of five consisting of students, faculty, administrators, and staff will battle in a competition of wit while enjoying pizza, popcorn, and soda. The winning student team and the winning faculty/administrator/staff team will receive $25 MasterCard/VISA gift cards.

Registration materials can be picked up in the Powell Honors Lounge, from Jayme Williams in Room 238 in Koch Center, or can be done online by clicking here:

Entry fee is $5 per person.

Those who are unable to compose a team of five may still register. Any questions can be emailed to Matthew at mb338.

Spectators and participants may also enter in the ELFFAR (this is NOT a raffle) for the chance to win Seinnheiser Headphones, Blue Tooth Jam Plus Wireless Speakers, Fitbit Flex Wireless Wristband, Donut Bank gift cards, Wal Mart gift cards, Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards, Best Buy gift cards, Orange Leaf gift cards, and Auntie Anne’s gift cards. 

* Now Offering Jobs to Exceptional Students

Learn about the positions available with the LinC and Crescent Magazine for the 2015–16 school year at an Information Meeting at either 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 10 in Eykamp Hall 252. There are a variety of positions available, almost all receive academic credit and most do not require prior experience. Each meeting will last about 30–45 minutes, so feel free to bring your dinner, hear what we have to say and ask questions. If you have questions beforehand or cannot attend the meeting but are interested in learning more, email 

* Library Campaign Update

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to share that $3,014,822.46 has been raised toward the University’s goal of $3,509,750 to renovate the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library.

Boards displaying conceptual designs of the reconfigured and renovated Library can be found on the first floor of the Bower-Surheinrich Library and on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center. Also, detailed information, including a video about the project, can be found at

If you’re interested in learning more, please call the Office of Development at X2706.

* Founders Day Fun Fact: Presidential Notables at Moores Hill College

Samuel R. Adams, the first president of Moores Hill College,1856-1862, came to Indiana from New England to teach at Wilmington Seminary, only a few miles from Moores Hill. After three years at Wilmington, he was appointed president of the new Moores Hill Collegiate Institute at the age of only thirty-one. Five years later, in 1861, when many of the male students were enlisting for service in the Union Army, Adams declared: "If my boys are going, I'm going too." A year and a half later he died of exposure and disease in an army hospital. 

The fourth president of Moores Hill College, 1864-1870, was Thomas Harrison, a native of England who came to the United States in 1835. After working as an editor and educator in Ohio, he served as minister of various Methodist churches in Southern Indiana and was regarded as an outstanding preacher. Harrison was chosen as president of Moores Hill College in 1864, just before the end of the Civil War and was successful in raising enrollment at the College to new heights. It is thought that the eloquence of his sermons was instrumental in stimulating interest in Moores Hill among young people and their parents. During the 1867-68 school year, during Harrison's term as president, Frank Milhous was an honor student at Moores Hill College. A century later, his grandson, Richard Milhous Nixon, was elected president of the United Sates.                            

                              Excerpts taken from George Klinger's, We Face the Future Unafraid

* Tutors for International Students Needed!

Every semester UE receives new international students that are wanting to learn English, but they need our help! If you are interested in befriending an international student to help them with their English and teach them about American culture or would like more information, please email Leslie Trotter at 

* RecycleMania 2015

The 2015 RecycleMania tournament is underway! The competition goes until March 29, and encourages waste reduction and recycling on campuses nationwide.

UE is one of 392 schools participating in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. UE will compete in several weight-based categories that measure recycling and waste reduction per capita, as well as overall campus recycling weights as a percentage of total waste generated.

RecycleMania is about more than simply winning. It is a time to engage the entire campus community in awareness and action to reduce waste, recycle more and protect the environment. More information can be found at

So get ready to recycle! Check upcoming AceNotes for more information on UE’s results, competition activities and more. For questions, call 2697 or email js652.

* Adult leaders needed for student outdoor club

The Venturing Crew will be holding an open house for administrators, faculty, and staff interested in becoming advisors for the crew. The open house will be Thursday, February 5, at 5:15 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building. We will be talking about the crew’s past activities, our mission, and the role of the advisors. So if you are interested in camping with us, please come to find out what we are about! If you have any questions please e-mail Keith Gehlhausen (kg77). 

* IOL Applications due Friday!

The Office of Cultural Engagement is hiring new International Orientation Leaders. We're looking for responsible, caring, and flexible student leaders who are up to the challenge of welcoming new international students to UE's campus this fall! This is a great opportunity for you to develop leadership skills and gain valuable global experience to add to your resume.

Pick up an application in the Cultural Engagement Office (2nd Floor Ridgway, back of Student Life Suite) or access the application online (

Applications are due February 6th to the Cultural Engagement Office. Email with any questions. 

* Apply for your Degree

All students intending to graduate within the next year need to fill out an Application for Degree card and return it to the Registrar’s Office in Room 106 of Olmstead Hall. This application take 5 minutes to complete and is a requirement for graduation. 

* UE Owned Ford F500 Truck for Sale

The Office of Administrative Services is facilitating the sale of a UE owned 1975 Ford F500 (purchased new), 4 speed manual, 330 cubic inch V-8 with a 2bbl carburetor (original), GVW 14,000 lbs., Mileage 54,926, no bed included. Truck has received regular oil changes.

Submit sealed bid to Office of Administrative Services no later than 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. Bid must include dollar amount, bidder's name, address, home phone, cell phone, work phone and email address. No bids less than $300 will be considered. For more information, contact Mark Logel at 488-2027 or

* Road Trip Host Applications due by Friday!

These are the last days to apply to host for Road Trip! The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 20-22. If you are available, you can apply to host at, by emailing Ashley Ross ( or Kenton Hargis, or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104). 



* Professor Lisa Kretz's Allegory of the Alien Invasion Appears in Philosophy Now Magazine

If aliens were to land on our planet, and they were stronger and smarter than humans… and they liked the taste of human flesh… what sort of moral arguments would you make about why we shouldn’t be eaten? How many of those arguments are significantly analogous to those made with regard to non-human animals? Professor Lisa Kretz’s Allegory of the Alien Invasion was just published in Philosophy Now magazine. Philosophy Now has an international readership and provides a forum for engaging in public philosophy – wherein philosophy is made more accessible to a general audience. To see the Allegory go to:


Sympathy to...

* Nancy Frazier and Family

Thoughts and prayers for Nancy Frazier, Office of Admission, and family for the death of her father Carlen Gant. A celebration of life will be held at 7 pm, February 5, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel. Friends may call from 3 pm until time of service. 



* Aces travel to Chicago for Friday night game at Loyola

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team (10-10, 5-4) continues a stretch of three consecutive road games when the Aces play at Loyola on Friday night. The game will be held at Gentile Arena in Chicago and start at 7:00 p.m.

With a win, UE will snap a three-game losing streak and earn their first win since Jan. 18 (at Southern Illinois, 63-58).

Evansville is first in the MVC with a 37.4% three-point field-goal percentage. The Aces also have the second best scoring defense in league play, yielding just 56.2 points per game.

UE lost their last game 67-52 at Indiana State on Sunday. Guard Sara Dickey led UE with 24 points. Playing a half hour from her hometown of Montezuma, Dickey recorded her 18th career game of 20+ points. She was 8-for-16 shooting, made a pair of treys and converted on all six free throws in the game.

On the stat sheet, Evansville’s Dickey (18.4 points per game), Ladd (15.3) and Hart (10.5) are all averaging double figures. Dickey also has the most assists (56) and steals (33) for UE this year. Ladd is notching a team-best 0.9 blocks per game. Forward Sasha Robinson is securing 8.3 rebounds per game, a team-high. UE is averaging 63.8 points and 33.2 rebounds per game. The Aces make 41.2% of their field goals, 37.4% of threes, and 64.3% at the free throw line.

Loyola (2-18, 0-9) is currently on a 15-game losing streak including a 72-56 defeat at winless Illinois State on Sunday afternoon.

Statistically, Loyola has two active players scoring double figure points per game including forward Taylor Manuel (12.3) and guard Taylor Johnson (13.0). Manuel also has a team-best 9.5 rebounds per game. Loyola is averaging 51.2 points and 36.7 rebounds per game. The Ramblers shoot 33.2% from the floor, 23.9% beyond the arc, and 62.8% at the free throw line.

Evansville is projected to finish fourth in the MVC preseason poll, their highest projection since 2008-2009. Dickey was also named to the preseason All-Conference team. The Aces are guided by fourth year head coach Oties Epps. Loyola was voted to place seventh in the MVC preseason poll. The Ramblers are led by second year head coach Sheryl Swoopes. Loyola holds the 17-10 advantage in the all-time series but the Aces won 63-38 at home against the Ramblers on Jan. 8.

Evansville is back at home on Friday, Feb. 13 when the Aces host the Southern Illinois Salukis. The tip is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 812-488-ACES (2237), in person at either the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket office, or online via

* Evansville Men's Soccer Signs Five for 2015

Three All-State Selections and two USSDA players round out UE signing class

University of Evansville men’s soccer head coach Marshall Ray and his staff announced the signing of five student-athletes that will continue their athletic and academic careers at UE.

The Purple Aces’ signing class includes Zachary Blaydes (Midway, Ky. / Woodford County), Kyle Brown (Fenton, Mo. / Rockwood Summitt), Hunter Deweese (Haubstadt, Ind. / Gibson Southern), Erick Hasselkus (Newburgh, Ind. / Reitz Memorial), Brian Hughes (Aurora, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit).

“It is a new beginning for Purple Aces Soccer and our incoming class will play a large role in shaping the future of our program,” said head coach Marshall Ray. “They give us different options and I see several of them contributing on the field in their first season with us. I am pleased we were able to add players of character who value the academic and athletic environment the University of Evansville offers. They will compete against the best teams Division I has to offer while obtaining an outstanding education that will serve them well after their playing days are over. Our staff has worked hard putting this class together and we look forward to adding more names to it before training camp in August.”

Midway, Ky. (Woodford County)

Notable: Zac played four years of varsity soccer at Woodford County high school and was selected the MVP of his team in 2013 and 2014. He was a First-Team All-State and All-District Tournament Team selection in 2013 and 2014 as well. Zac is a standout in the classroom as well and was selected to the All-State Academic Team in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He played youth soccer for Lexington FC (2012-2015) where the team was State Cup Champions in 2013 and 2014 and played for Bluegrass SC in 2011-2012 where the team was State Cup Champions in 2012.

Ray on Blades: “Zac epitomizes what we look for in a University of Evansville student-athlete. He competes in the classroom and on the field of play. He has had a very successful high school and youth career and will add an intelligence to our attacking play as soon as he enters the program this August.”

Fenton, Mo. (Rockwood Summitt)

Notable: In one season of high school soccer, Kyle scored five goals and tallied 12 assists for Rockwood Summitt while playing as a defender. During that season he was voted the Defensive Player of the Year by his teammates. Kyle joined the United States Soccer Developmental Academy during his junior year and currently plays for St. Louis Scott Gallagher- Metro. Prior to joining the USSDA, his club team won the Missouri State Cup Champions in 2011 and 2013 as well as a semi-finalist in 2012. Kyle also served as captain of his Missouri Olympic Development Program team.

Ray on Brown: “Kyle is a skilled defender who fits well into our style of play and will be able to handle the battles he will face in the Valley. He also continues our pipeline to SLSG-Metro. Our relationship with their club has produced some great players for our program and we look forward to Kyle following the same path.”

Haubstadt, Ind. (Gibson Southern)

Notable: Hunter holds Gibson Southern’s school record with 100 goals and also tallied 33 assists. He was selected Second Team All-State and was picked as the MVP after leading his team to semi-state in 2014 for the first time in program history. Hunter is a multisport athlete who excelled in the classroom and on the field. He was a two-time All-State selection as a kicker for Gibson Southern. Hunter was named Academic All-State as a junior and senior. He played youth soccer for Evansville Soccer Club ’96.

Ray on Deweese: “Hunter is a dynamic athlete who has the ability to play in several different positions. As a youth player on my club teams he was utilized in a defensive role, but as you can see from his high school stats, he is comfortable in front of the net.”

Newburgh, Ind. (Reitz Memorial)

Notable: Eric was a starter for state soccer power house Reitz Memorial High School. He scored 32 goals and had 19 assists during his junior and senior years. In his senior season he led the IHSAA Southern Indiana Conference in points and was selected as the 2014 Metro Player of the Year by the Evansville Courier Press. He was also an All-State selection. Eric played his youth soccer for Evansville Soccer Club, Cincinnati United and South Central Soccer Academy.

Ray on Hasselkus: “Erick has an infections personality and will bring a level of excitement to every training session and match with his pace and ability to unbalance teams by beating players in 1 v 1 situations. It is great to have the Metro Player of the Year on our roster.”

Aurora, Ohio (Walsh Jesuit)

Notable: Brain was an offensive threat at Walsh Jesuit High in 2011 and 2014 scoring the game winning goal in the 2014 District Championship Game. During his sophomore and junior years he was a member of the United States Soccer Development Academy playing for the Cleveland Internationals. Brain has a local tie to Evansville and played his youth soccer with Evansville Soccer Club. He was also a member the USYSA Indiana State team prior to moving to Ohio. His family also spent time in Germany and he played for the International School of Dusseldorf, Germany Sportverein Soccer Team.

Ray on Hughes: “Brian is an experienced attacking player who is technically gifted. His time in the USSDA will help him adjust to the demands of the college game. He grew up at our camps and has a true passion to be a Purple Ace and represent our community.”

* Michelle Tipton named MVC Swimmer of the Week

University of Evansville senior swimmer Michelle Tipton was named the Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.

Tipton had another stellar meet for the Purple Aces. In the 400 free relay, Tipton teamed with Sam Montgomery, Michaela Kent and Danielle Freeman to earn the win with a 3:33.36.

She also picked up a pair of wins on her own. She took top honors in the 100 free (52.30) and 200 free (1:52.65).

On Saturday, Tipton and the rest of her teammates wrap up the regular season with a trip to Carbondale for a 10 a.m. meet.


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