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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

* Founders Day Fun Fact: From College to University

By the 1960s, Evansville College was taking significant steps to solidify and expand its contribution to higher education in the Tri-state. To do so, it was deemed advisable to change the name and organization of the institution from College to University. The first suggestion of such a change was made by President Hyde as early as 1960, and the following year he further specified that the change should occur when full-time day enrollment reached 2,200-2,500.

Five years later, with full-time enrollment at 2,800 and 2,200 part-time students as well, the Board of Trustees judged that the time had indeed arrived and it initiated the steps necessary for the Indiana General Assembly to amend the 1919 charter, making the name change official.

On February 17, 1967, exactly forty-eight years after the Evansville College charter had been signed, Governor Roger D. Branigan signed the University of Evansville charter. Attending the signing were trustees Samuel Orr and Leland Feigel and President Melvin Hyde. On the occasion, Hyde noted that "this action gives statewide and nationwide recognition of the years of educational service by a private school and encourages the board, administration, community, alumni, and friends to move confidently ahead." President Hyde resigned his position of University President four months later on June 22, 1966.

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

What's Happening Today

* The Oties Epps Show airs Tuesday at the UE Bookstore, on WUEV 91.5 FM

The Oties Epps Show returns on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at noon on WUEV 91.5 FM.

The show will feature head coach Oties Epps, Director of Basketball Operations Doug Rogers and Purple Aces play by play announcer Mike Radomski.

The team will discuss the Aces’ road games last weekend at Loyola and Bradley, focus on the upcoming home games this week against Southern Illinois and Illinois State and get to learn more about Rogers in the final segment.

Fans can become a part of the show by visiting the set at the University of Evansville bookstore. There is also a 15% discount available to fans that purchase Aces items during the course of the radio show.

The program airs live on WUEV 91.5 FM and online at http://www.evansville.edu/wuev/ .

Evansville is 10-12 this season including a 5-6 mark in the Missouri Valley Conference.

UE 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. The Aces hold a 26-25 lead in the all-time series against SIU. Evansville won the opening matchup this year against the Salukis 63-58 at SIU Arena on Jan. 18. Guard Khristian Hart scored a team-high 19 points as guard Sara Dickey and forward Sasha Robinson each tallied 12 points in the road win.

Evansville also plays Illinois State on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Ford Center. It is the Aces’ Think Pink Game and the team will honor cancer survivors at halftime. ISU has the 27-15 edge in the all-time series with UE. Evansville won 62-50 at Illinois State on Jan. 16. Hart netted a game-high 24 points to fuel the road victory at Redbird Arena.

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 Ticketmaster.com. 

* This Week in Music: Saxophone Recital

This week’s Tuesday evening recital will feature Assistant Professor of Music Education and Saxophone Shawn Teichmer in a program of works from the Modern era. Pianist Jaime Teichmer and Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson will accompany Dr. Teichmer on selections that will include American composer David Gillingham’s Alto Saxophone Sonata (1988) and Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu’s Fuzzy Bird Sonata (1991). The concert is Dr. Teichmer’s first solo recital since joining the Department faculty in August. The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

* Kappa Chi Informal Recruitment Meeting Tuesday

Kappa Chi, a co-ed Christian service fraternity, is hosting a recruitment meeting for those interested in joining. This is a great opportunity to learn about Kappa Chi and to meet our members. The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 10 at 8:30 p.m. in Room 271 in Schroeder School of Business Building. 

* Dean's List Students Recognized by Libraries

Students who earned Dean's List status for Autumn Semester 2014 are now recognized in exhibit cases located in entry lobby at UE Libraries. 

* 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 http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/ and select the Returning Student section on the left side menu.
 

Upcoming Events

* International Club: Dance your Heart Out!

This Valentine's weekend, the International Club has a special agenda for all UE students. What about tasting a bit of different worldwide dances? Come to Carson Center's Meeks (Large) Gym on February 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. and learn a little of Swing, Chinese, Dabkeh, Samba and Latino Music Dance! Have fun alone, with your friends or with your partner! If any questions, contact us at wm78@evansville.edu

* I-House: Egypt

It's time for I-House again! This week's presentation will be on the country Egypt and Abdelrahman El-Gammal is so excited to be able to present to you all about what life is like there! His major is biotechnology! He loves to play water polo, traveling, soccer and reading! His favorite part of UE is meeting people from different cultures. He also has a LIVE show he plans on performing with João Felipe (from Brazil), Gilang Andika (from Indonesia) and Faisal - Faze Abdull (from Saudi Arabia). João and Gilang will play the guitar and Faze play the Tabla. They will be performing 2 Egyptian songs. So come, sit back and relax and enjoy the show! 

.I-House starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, upstairs in the Class of 59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center.

* Wellness Nurse On Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in Grave Hall lobby on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1 - 3 p.m. 

* The Hook Up

On Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., The Hook up will be presented. Find out when it is hot and when it is not to HOOK UP! This interactive presentation is brought to you by the Center for Student Engagement and Athletics. 

* Nerd Wars is Tuesday, February 17!

Nerd Wars is a trivia-style contest consisting of multi-categorized questions answered by teams of UE students, faculty, administration, and staff. Come see your friends and professors duke it out!

Spectators and participants may also enter in the ELFFAR (this is NOT a raffle, it’s a game) 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. ELFFAR tickets are 50 cents or 3 for $1. FREE pizza, popcorn, and soda will be provided for everyone!

* Art Department Announces Visiting Artist Todd Matteson

The University of Evansville Art Department is presenting an exhibit of the work of ceramic artist Todd Matteson in the Melvin Peterson Gallery from February 9 - February 27.

 Matteson will be offering:
• A student lecture on Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 AM in the Melvin Peterson Gallery
• A student demonstration on Thursday, February 12 at 1:15 PM in the ceramics studio
• A public lecture on Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 PM in the Melvin Peterson Gallery
• An exhibition of ceramic work from Monday, February 9 through Friday, February 27 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Gallery hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday – noon until 3:00 PM
Wednesday, Thursday – noon until 6:00 PM

He will be presenting a public lecture on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Peterson Gallery. Matteson will also be offering a lecture and demonstration for students. The exhibit and lectures are sponsored by the Efroymson family fund.

Matteson is a UE graduate and has degrees from Purdue University and Kansas State University. He is currently an associate professor of art and Chair of the Art Department at Lourdes University. During his career at Lourdes, he has taught all levels of ceramics and sculpture, 3-D and 2-D design and many art history courses.  He is the recipient of several awards, including Faculty Advisor of the Year, Faculty Excellence Award, the San Domiano Award for Service Learning and the Excellence in Education award from Ohio Magazine.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Timed Writing

Does timed writing freak you out? Do you have trouble organizing your thoughts under pressure? Come to our timed writing workshop to improve your confidence in test-taking skills. Join us in the Writing Center on Wednesday, February 11th, from 5:00 – 5:45. 

* Smokefree Evansville to hold Candlelight Vigil on February 11

Smokefree Evansville will be hosting a candlelight vigil Wednesday, February 11th from 2:30-3:30 in Neu Chapel.  February 11th marks the one year anniversary for Evansville’s smoke-free air ordinance being overturned by the Indiana Supreme Court.  The ceremony will honor the 40 people that annually lose their lives to secondhand smoke in Vanderburgh County, as well as the hundreds of local workers still being exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace.  Opening remarks will begin at 2:30 but staff and students as well as the public are welcome to attend throughout the hour.

* Cafe Court Valentine's Day "Sweet to Eat" Event

Bring your "Sweet", friends, roommates, spouse or just yourself to our Valentine's Day lunch event on February 11, 10:30 a.m. -2 p.m. Enjoy lunch and a gourmet dessert bar including ideas such as a Cheesecake Bar with toppings, Candy Bar, and Fondue Bar! Price is a Meal Swipe + $4.00 or $13.00 Flex, Credit or Debit Card. Tickets will be sold at the register the day of the event. You must have a ticket for the gourmet dessert bar. 

* Huge Career Fair

This event will provide you with access to recruiters from over 100 top companies from Indiana and beyond.

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

Register for Event:

Fair registration is through UE JobLink. https://evansville-csm.symplicity.com/
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.
http://www.evansville.edu/careercenter/busReservationForm.cfm

Additional Information

View registered employers here:
https://cccc-in.experience.com/stu/cf_registered_employers?fhnd=6927

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: career@evansville.edu 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.

 

* 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 kv43@evansville.edu. This event is sponsored by the UE Music Management Association. 

Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Trial of Humanities & Social Science Retrospective Index: 1907-1984

Searching for articles from the 1960s on the civil rights movement or the Beatles influence on popular culture? Or do you need research on the Vietnam War or the Watergate case from sources current during those historical periods?

The Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective Index provides access to this literature; this resource includes comprehensive indexing of nearly 1,200 periodicals as well as citations to more than 1,300,000 articles from 1907 to 1984. Subject coverage spans a wide range of topics including archaeology, gender studies, ethics, history, political science, religion, sociology and much more.

UE Libraries will trial this database until March 6, 2015.

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) with questions or comments regarding the Index.
 

* Mark R. Simpson Award Nominations

Do you know a senior who is an inspiration to the University of Evansville campus and community? A senior who has managed to overcome various obstacles in their life as well as being a successful student? If so please read the Mark R. Simpson award application. This award is dedicated to a graduating senior who has overcome adversity in his or her life while still earning academic honors and making contributions to the University of Evansville.

Details about how to submit a nomination and the qualifications for the award are included on the application as well. All nominations are due March 25 at 5:00 PM. Applications may be sent to mm574@evansville.edu, the Student Government mailbox in the Center for Student Engagement, or in Geoff Edwards' office. If you have any questions regarding this award application process please contact Mallory Mooney at mm574@evansville.edu. 

* Bookstore Sale

The Bookstore is offering 20% OFF the regular price of all clothing and gift item purchases in the store February 9th through 13th (Monday-Friday). Clearance items are exempt from additional discount. Get something for your sweetheart or some gear for an upcoming ACES game and save some money! 

* 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.

* 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 tm2@evansville.edu. 

* Celebrate Black History Month with a Little Known Fact - Happy Birthday, Leontyne Price!

Celebrate Black History Month with a little known fact, today, February 10.

Happy Birthday, Leontyne Price!

Leontyne Price is largely regarded as the first African-American opera singer to gain worldwide recognition. Ms. Price, an award-winning and beloved vocalist, didn’t set out to be an opera singer at first, but changed course much to the world’s benefit.

Price was born Mary Violet Leontyne Price on February 10, 1927 in Laurel, Miss. Her working-class parents instilled a love of music in her. Her father, a plumber, and her mother, a midwife and singer, brought Price a piano was she was a girl and enrolled her in classes. That led to Price singing in a local church throughout elementary and high school.

Price enrolled in Wilberforce University with the intention of becoming a music teacher. However, her standout glee club performances led teachers to suggest that Price study voice. Her abilities as a singer grew and Price was later awarded a full scholarship to the Julliard School of Music in New York. Singers Betty Allen and Paul Robeson put on a benefit concert that led to Price’s admission to the famed school.

After making her opera debut in 1952 in a school production of Verdi’s Falstaff play, Price starred in a run for Porgy and Bess which went on a U.S. and European tour. Price, inspired as a teenager by vocalist Marian Anderson, focused on singing recitals only and didn’t at first consider operatic work. But the grand stage of the opera kept calling, and Price made her debut in 1957 in San Francisco.

Despite her star turn, Price still had her share of skeptics. When Price debuted at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House in 1961 her abilities could no longer be denied. A “lyric soprano,” Price’s “Il Trovatore” performance was so well-received that the audience gave her and the troupe a rousing 35-minute ovation – although Price and her people say it was actually 42 minutes.

Price went on to star in Anthony and Cleopatra in 1966, but the opera was not deemed a huge success. By the late 1960s, Price shied away from doing large opera numbers and instead became a recitalist. Opera stage work dwindled even further in the 1970s, although Price performed internationally in solo outings in many of the world’s top festivals.

Price performed the lead role in Aida for the last time on January 3, 1985. The event was televised on PBS, and is regarded as one of her signature performances. After her official retirement, Price worked sporadically for the next 12 years.

Price has won 19 Grammy Awards, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts, along with a host of other awards and dozens of honorary degrees.

(Little Known Black History Facts submitted by the Black Student Union and the Office of Diversity Initiatives)

* 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 ML44@evansville.edu.
 

* Admission Ambassador Application

UE Admission Ambassador Applications are now available. Please go to this link to fill out the application: Admission Ambassador Application. Once you fill out the application, send the UE faculty or staff serving as your reference the recommendation form at this link: Admission Ambassador Application Form. Applications can also be picked up in the Admissions Office, Olmsted 104. They can be turned back into Admissions Office. The deadline for admission ambassador applications is Wednesday, February 11. The deadline for the Admission Ambassador Reference is Monday, February 16. If you have any questions, please email Dana Owens at do40@evansville.edu or Lauren Winkler at lw148@evansville.edu. 

Congratulations

* UE Society of Physics Students

The UE chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been recognized by the national office of the Society of Physics Students as a notable chapter for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations to all the members and friends of the UE Society of Physics Students! 

* Ralph Larmann Coauthors Gateway to Art AP

Ralph Larmann, professor in the Department of Art, is coauthor of a general art text for Advanced Placement that was released this past January. Gateways to Art AP edition is a hardback version of the best-selling art text Gateways to Art, Understanding the Visual Arts originally published in 2011. The text is offered to secondary schools and students who aspire to gain college credit for general education art courses. The text was designed to meet the new standards for AP art that were recently adopted in the US.

An international version of Gateways to Art will also be released this coming Fall. The book’s publisher, Thames & Hudson, is the official art book supplier to the OCR (Oxford & Cambridge) exam board for both A level (age 18 exam) and GCSE (Age 16 exam) art and the board will actively promote Gateways to those schools. These tests are administered in Britain and in other English-speaking countries to measure student knowledge in subject areas. There are currently plans to translate the text into at least two languages other than English.

 

* Religion Professor Publishes Article on the Resurrection

An article by Religion professor James Ware was recently published in the Journal of Biblical Literature, the flagship journal of academic biblical study in the United States, entitled "Paul's Understanding of the Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15:36-54." Through a close analysis of the passage in its original language, ancient Greek, Ware's article seeks to show the weakness of recent revisionist readings which contend that the apostle in the chapter understands resurrection as involving entry into a disembodied or ethereally embodied existence. Ware argues, by contrast, that the hope of future resurrection envisioned in the passage involves the abolishment of death, through the revivification of the present body of flesh and bones, and its transformation to be imperishable. 

Athletics

* Missouri State up next for UE Basketball

The University of Evansville basketball team returns to action on Tuesday night, playing host to Missouri State in a 7:05 p.m. game at the Ford Center.

Tickets are still available by calling 812-488-ACES. Through the end of the day Monday, fans can purchase two tickets for $20.

For the first time this season, the Purple Aces have lost three games in a row, falling to Bradley, 56-53, on Saturday at the Ford Center. Evansville led by 17 points in the second half before Bradley went on a 24-3 run to go on top for the first time in the game. Hitting five 3-pointers was D.J. Balentine as he finished with a game-high 22 points. Duane Gibson had a stellar stat line, notching 7 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists along with a block and a steal.

The last five games have seen Balentine rebound from a tough stretch a few weeks ago. Over the last five, Balentine has posted 18.8 points per game while hitting 29 of his 67 shots. In the three games prior to the streak (at Missouri State, Wichita State, at Loyola), he was held to 9.7 PPG while hitting 10 of his 39 attempts.

Balentine is tied for 25th in the nation in scoring and has registered double figures in all but two of UE’s games in 2014-15 and hit the 20-point mark for the third time in league play, posting a game-high 22 versus Bradley.

The 53-point plateau has been a number of significance for the UE basketball team over the last few years. Since 2007-08, the Aces are 2-16 when scoring 53 points or less in MVC games. Evansville has scored under 53 in the last two games, falling in both. UE has notched 53 in back-to-back games on five occasions since 07-08, falling in all ten.

Free throws have been extremely important over the last 3+ seasons for the University of Evansville. This season, UE is 15-3 when making more free throws than the opposition and 1-4 when hitting fewer. Since the beginning of the 2012-13 season, the Aces are 6-26 when hitting fewer free throws than the opposition. There have been 19 instances since the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign that the Aces have hit under 69% of their free throws; the Aces are 3-16 in those games.

Just seven Missouri State players were healthy as the team fell by 78-35 score at Wichita State on Saturday. Gavin Thurman was the top scorer and rebounder versus the Shockers, finishing with 9 points and 7 boards. MSU stands at 9-15 and 3-9 overall and has lost nine of its last 10 games after starting 2-0 in Missouri Valley Conference action.

Their top active scorer is Austin Ruder, who checks in with 8 points per game; just behind him is Camyn Boone with 7.9. It has been a tough season for the Bears as just eight players have appeared in 20 games this season; just three have made 18 starts in 24 games.

Missouri State leads the all-time series against Evansville by a 33-28 tally. The Aces have had the upper hand over the last three years, winning six of the last nine games. UE picked up a 56-54 win in Springfield earlier this season and is 18-10 versus Missouri State in games played in Evansville.
 

* UE Women's Soccer Signs Seven for 2015

University of Evansville women’s soccer head coach Krista McKendree and her staff announced the signing of seven student-athletes that will continue their athletic and academic careers at UE. The Purple Aces’ signing class includes four student athletes from Indiana and one each from Nevada, New York, and Ohio.

The 2015 UE women’s soccer signing class includes: Morgan Langhammer (Cincinnati, Ohio / Badin), Molly Lear (Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern), Tess Lombard (Evansville, Ind. / Central), Paige Niemeier, (Evansville, Ind. / Mater Dei), Sara Osinski (Carmel, Ind. / Guerin Catholic), Sierra Pagan (Las Vegas, Nev. / Palo Verde), and Jessica O’Shaugnessy (Bayshore, N.Y. / Sayville).

“I would like to officially welcome these seven young ladies and their families into the Aces family,” said Evansville head coach Krista McKendree. “I am confident that they will be great representatives of the University, the athletics department, and our program. It is great to be able to continue to expand the reach of our program. That is a testament to the work our staff continues to put forth to recruit such high quality student athletes. They each personify the characteristics that will continue to push our program forward and are just as anxious for the fall as the current team.”

MORGAN LANGHAMMER
Cincinnati, Ohio (Badin)

Notable: Played four years of soccer for head coach Todd Berkely, winning back to back State Championships…was named Comeback Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Conference in 2013. In 2014, she was named Offensive Player of the Year, 2nd Team All-Conference and an OHSSA Athletic Scholar…was a State Cup Finalist on her club team, FOSC Red Swarm…competed in track for one season.

MOLLY LEAR
Fishers, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern)

Notable: Played three years of soccer for head coach Greg Davidson…Sectional Champions, Regional Champions and conference champions twice…Semi-State Champs and a State Runner Up once. Tallied 10 goals and 10 assists in 2014. Totaled 17 goals and 25 assists in her career. Lear’s awards include First-Team All-District, All HCR Daily Team, HC Sports Daily Super Team, ISCA Second-Team All-State, ICGSA Second-Team All-State, All-County First-Team and Offensive MVP in 2014…played Club Soccer for FC Pride and Carmel United.

TESS LOMBARD
Evansville, Ind. (Central)

Notable: Played four years of soccer for head coach Dan Brown…in 2013, she was First-Team All-City, SIAC, All-District as well as All-State Honorable Mention. In 2014, Lombard was First-Team All-City, SIAC, All-Metro, All-District as well as Second-Team All-State…in her senior season, Lombard was the SIAC leading scorer (20 goals) and points leader (43). She also totaled three hat tricks…Three-time offensive MVP in soccer… Played club soccer for FC of Evansville. Her 2014 club team was President’s Cup Champions, President’s Cup Regionals Champions, and President’s Cup Nationals 3rd Runner Up…Also played three years of basketball in high school. She was twice named the Offensive MVP and twice declared the Defensive MVP.


PAIGE NIEMEIER
Evansville, Ind. (Mater Dei)

Notable: Played four years of varsity soccer for head coach Rob Schoenstein…2014 State Runner-Ups…Sectional Champions in 2011 and 2012…team captain for Mater Dei in 2014…played club soccer for Evansville Football Club. The team placed 3rd in 2014 National Tournament and was State Champions in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014..also competed in track for four years.

SARA OSINSKI
Carmel, Ind. (Guerin Catholic)

Notable: Played four years of soccer for head coach Reinford Hunter…All-State Third Team, Top Team Player, and Team MVP in 2014…ISCA All-Academic Team in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014…All-State 2D Team in 2012…played club soccer for the Indiana Fire Juniors. The team advanced to Nationals as a club in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

SIERRA PAGAN
Las Vegas, Nev. (Palo Verde)

Notable: Played two years of varsity soccer for head coach Frank Messina…2012 and 2013 Scholar Athlete Award at Palo Verde...Certificate of Appreciation for CCSD Special Olympics….played club soccer for Heat FC ’96 and ’97. The team was 2014 Surf Cup Winners and 2015 Vegas Cup Winners…she is the sister of current UE women’s soccer player Tatiana Pagan.

JESSICA O’SHAUGNESSY
Bayshore, N.Y. (Sayville)

Notable: Played soccer for head coach Joe Nasta…2014 Newsday All-Long Island Team and SCGSCA Small School Player of the Year…Named NYSCOGS First Team Small School All-State in 2013 and 2014…2013 League 5 New York State Player of the Year…Suffolk County All-Conference in 2012, 2013 and 2014…Suffolk County All-County in 2012, 2013 and 2014…NYS All-League in 2012, 2013, and 2014…Newsday Second Team All-Long Island in 2013…Team was Suffolk County Champions in 2010 and 2013…played club soccer for ISA Thunder 97 NPL. The team was 2-time Disney Soccer Showcase Champions, a 2014 Disney Showcase Finalist, National Elite Women’s Soccer Showcase Semifinalist, and MSSL Summer Showcase Champion.

* Faculty/Staff Men's Basketball Tickets

Faculty and staff can still get their tickets for the February 10 Men's Basketball game. The game tips off at 7 P.M. 

* Jaylon Moore selected for Dark Horse Dunker Voting

One of the top dunkers in program history has a chance to advance to doing so on a national stage as Purple Aces senior Jaylon Moore is one of 16 student-athletes named finalists to the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker Competition.

The competition will take place as part of the Final Four festivities in April in Indianapolis.

Round 1 voting begins at 12 p.m. CT on Wednesday, February 11 and ends at the same time on the 18th. Players will be paired up weekly with the one receiving the most votes advancing to the next round. In order to advance to the slam dunk contest, you must receive the most votes over the course of four weeks of voting.

This competition is all dependent upon fan voting and we need your help! The website to visit is DarkHorseDunker.com. It will not be active until Wednesday. Fans may vote once per day, per platform. You may vote using your email, Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Below are the 16 finalists in the competition:

LeShaun Murphy - Auburn Montgomery
Jevoni Robinson - Barry University
James Sinclair - Western Carolina
Chrishawn Hopkins - Wright State
Brandon "Snap" Peters - Talladega College
Deshawn Delaney - New Mexico
Antjuan Ball - West Texas A&M
Evan Pannell - Wooster
John Jordan - Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Malcolm Miller - Holy Cross
Kendall Hargrove - Mount Olive
Andrew Smith - Liberty
Javonte Green - Radford
Kevin Blake - Elon
Davene Carter - Tarleton State
Jaylon Moore - Evansville

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