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Friday, September 4, 2015

* UE App game to start Friday at 4 PM

The University of Evansville App will launch a virtual treasure hunt Friday at 4 pm. When playing the game, students will use the geo caching features to see where the treasure is on the map and steal from others who have the treasure. At the end of the game, the student who is holding the treasure last will win a $50 gift card to the UE Bookstore and the person who held the treasure for the most accumulated amount of time will win a Fit Bit. The game will run from Friday at 4 pm until Saturday at 11:55 pm.

To download the app, go to your smartphone or mobile device app store for either iOS or Android devices and search for the University of Evansville. The app is powered by Oohlala mobile. The app contains many great communication features to stay informed about what is happening on campus. Use the app when walking around the organization fair on Friday from 4-7 pm to follow organizations you are interested in keeping informed about. 

Additional game rules are available on the app. 

* Organization Fair and Campus Picnic

The Center for Student Engagement and SGA will host the annual Organization Fair and Campus Picnic on Friday, Sept.4 from 4-7 pm. There will be nearly 60 organizations and departments represented at the fair located on the Ridgway East Terrace.

The Student Government Association will sponsor the campus picnic which will be located in Cafe Court. All students are welcomed. Those not on a meal plan will be paid for from the Student Activity Fee. Those on a meal plan will be asked to swipe their card for a regular meal. The menu will consist of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, veggie burgers upon request, potato salad, biscuits, and desserts. 


What's Happening Today

* Neu Chapel Club Call-out

DoorsInterested in Christian community? Want to reach out in the Evansville community and give care and compassion to people on the margins? The Neu Chapel Club is inviting you to go out to the prisons and nursing homes with us as we seek to share love and compassion to the world. All students are invited to participate regardless of religious affiliation. Sign up today during the Student Organizational Fair, 4-7 p.m. at the Religious Life table. For more information please email University Chaplain, 

* Student Interfaith Alliance Call-out Today

interfaithInterested in interfaith initiatives on campus? Want to know more about being better together? If you are currently enrolled as a student at UE and want to serve as a leader in interfaith initiatives on campus, please sign up today during the Student Organizational Fair at the Religious Life table, 4-7 pm. For more information please email University Chaplain,

* Student Christian Fellowship FOCUS: Friday Night Worship

All are welcome to come to the Friday Night Worship session of SCF to fellowship and learn more about Jesus! Meet in the Neu Chapel basement at 6:30 pm every Friday. 


Upcoming Events

* Cincinnati Reds vs. Cardinals trip

The Center for Student Engagement is sponsoring a trip for the first 80 students who sign up to travel by charter bus to Cincinnati, OH to watch the Reds play the St. Louis Cardinals. The trip will be on Saturday, Sept. 12, departing at 8 pm and returning later that evening. The cost is $20 to assist with travel costs.

To register go to: between Sept. 7 and end of day on Sept. 8, or stop by the table in Ridgway from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on Tuesday, September 8. 

* New Year. New Time. #NeuDirections Sundays at 4 PM

WorshipNew worship experience for students this year -- Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel! Everyone is invited and everyone is welcome! Students who feel called to lead in some way are especially encouraged to attend. The service will last about 45 minutes. Come and experience the possibilities of praise and worship! 

* University Worship this Sunday, Neu Chapel, 11:00 AM

Together We HealSleep in and still make it to church! You asked for it and we did it! University Worship is now scheduled for a later time on Sunday morning. Join us at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel! This week: "Demons, Dogs, and Twisted Tongues" from Mark 7: 24-37. All are welcome! As always, Donut Bank donut balls and coffee are available before and after the service. 

* Annual Skate Event 2015

Looking for something fun to do Saturday afternoon?

Do you like to skate?

Do you like good music?

Do you want to meet new people?

The first 45 freshmen to sign-up get free skate rental and admission to the Annual Skate Event hosted by the Black Student Union. If you need transportation that is not a problem either. The Black Student Union has arranged for a bus to pick-up students on campus and take them to the event and bring them back after the event is over. At the skating rink the students will also be giving away pizza and you can register to win one of three door prizes.

The event is from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm on Saturday, September 5. Bus pick-up is at 3:30 pm in front of Carson.

For more info, stop by the BSU table at the Organization Fair! 

* UE Students - Compete in Changemaker Challenge for over $3000 in Prizes to Support Your Ideas for Change

Would you like to help make Evansville a stronger community?  If so, be sure to attend the Changemaker Challenge kickoff event on September 8 at 4:15 p.m. Room 100 in Koch Center.

The Changemaker Challenge gives UE students the chance to compete for over $3,000 in prizes to support their ideas for change!

The audience will be briefed on some of Evansville’s most pressing needs and ways to be become part of the solution!  Students of all majors and class levels are encouraged to attend and learn more about how to participate in the Changemaker Challenge.  Kickoff speakers will include Lynn Miller-Pease of Leadership Evansville, President Kazee, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and the leaders of the Social Innovation Club.  A reception and contest registration will follow.

The Changemaker Challenge is dedicated to launching the world's next wave of social entrepreneurs and innovators. It encourages the brightest University of Evansville minds to compete in teams to solve our planet's biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable solutions and enterprises. The Changemaker Challenge provides the top three finishers with seed funding to help make their ideas become a reality.

To learn more, visit or e-mail ck116.


Info You Should Know

* Work-Study Available for Fall 2015

There are available jobs through federal work-study offered by the Office of Financial Aid for UE students. Eligibility is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA. Select hyperlink for Application. Applications may also be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions regarding eligibility and job availability should be directed to Catherine Carver at

* Oboe Player needed

Do you play oboe? UE Wind Ensemble is in need of an oboe player. Please contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (ks306).

UE Wind Ensemble rehearses on Tuesday/Thursday at 4:00 pm in Room 110 in the Fine Arts Building

* Tobacco-Free Reminder

The level of cooperation of students, staff, and faculty related to UE’s new Tobacco-Free policy is very much appreciated.

As a reminder, please take care to not smoke or litter on University or neighborhood properties adjacent to city sidewalks.

For more information about our Tobacco-Free policy and resources please view our Webpages at:

* Hosts Needed for Overnight Visit Programs!

Are you interested in hosting a prospective student? The Office of Admission will be holding several overnight visit events this year and are looking at current students to help host. If you are interested in being a host, please email Catie Taylor at ct37 with you hall, room number, and phone number

* Lost USB flash drive

A red USB flash drive with a purple University of Evansville lanyard was left in Hyde Hall 5A late last Thursday (August 27) afternoon. If you found it, please contact or return it to the Department of Foreign Languages office in Olmsted Hall – 3rd floor. Optimistic to get that back! 

* Volunteering Opportunity at Audubon State Park

There will be a volunteering opportunity at Audubon State Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Park Office/Welcome Center. Lunch will be provided

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration and we'd love you to join in. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. This is a great opportunity for church groups, scouts and others to help beautify the park. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for trail improvement projects.

Groups and individuals interested in volunteering should contact Mark Kellen. Staff Contact: Mark Kellen at (270) 826-2247 or

* UE Swim Team Offering Swim Lessons for Children 3 to 18

The UE Swim team is offering swimming lessons for children between the ages of 3 and 18 that are designed for any swimming ability and level of experience.  There are seven different session that will take place in the fall of 2015 and winter/spring of 2016.  Each session costs $65 and will consist of six lessons.  Please click here for full information.  We thank you for your support.

* UE and St. Mary's Hospital for Women & Children Offering Financial Preparedness Class for New Parents

The University of Evansville and St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children are offering a class on financial preparedness for new and expectant parents on Tuesday, September 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class will be in the St. Mary's Gift Conference Room.

While the class is free, registration is required. To register, go to and click the "Class or Event" tab, or call Terry Cooper at 812-485-6016.

This class is for those having their first child and for those who are welcoming another baby to the family.

Topics to be addressed in the class include: household financial planning; taxes and insurance; and resources available for those needing assistance. 

* UE Leadership Academy - Applications

Interested in developing your leadership skills and techniques? Hoping to enrich the organizations you are involved with by being a student leader? Consider UE Leadership Academy! Applications are available online at and at the Org Fair on Sept. 4.

For questions or more information, contact Anna Kalt (ak195) or Megan King (mk225). 

* Study Abroad-Gilman Scholarship

UE students who are Pell Grant recipients and have been approved to study abroad Spring 2016 are encouraged to apply for a Gilman Scholarship. For more information, contact and visit 

* Wanted: Phonathon Student Callers

The Office of Development is hiring students for the fall Phonathon campaign. Donor calls are made from campus on evenings and weekends. Training and scripts are provided. Good customer service and a friendly speaking voice are a must. For more information please contact Jennifer Jacobs at (812) 488-2021 or Calling will begin the week of Sept. 28th. 



* Birth Announcement - Riley Elizabeth Ziliak

Becky Ziliak, director of the Health Center, proudly announces the birth of her grandchild. Riley Elizabeth was born on August 31 in Naperville, Illinois. Her parents are UE alumni Joshua and Ellen (Miles) Ziliak. Riley is welcomed home by her siblings, Austin and Claire. 



* Time change set for Cross Country Early Bird Invite on Saturday

With excessive heat on tap for the Evansville area this weekend, the Early Bird Invite Cross Country Meet at the Angel Mounds Course will now begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Leading off the day will be an 8K men’s race before the women will run a 5K event at approximately 10:45. Joining the Purple Aces in the race will be Indiana State, Louisville, Marshall and Oakland City.

Top runners Josh Genet and Matt Hamilton have graduate for the men and a pair of juniors will be carrying the load this season. Ben Woolems and Ross Frondorf are the top returners for the squad. The duo has ranked in the top five for UE’s men since beginning as freshmen two years ago. Senior Jon Ashby also ranked amongst the top runner a season ago.

Woolems had his best effort at the UE Invitational, running a 27:12.9 to finish 15th. Frondorf’s best time came at the MVC Championships where he posted a time of 27:23.08. Joining the team this season will be Andrew Barrett, Jordan Carpenter, Paul Schwartz and Daniel Zoufal. Schwartz has been a manager for the team

The women look for a strong showing behind a trifecta of seniors. Sophie Etienne, Elizabeth Kingshott and Laurel Wolfe have had stellar careers and are looking to wrap up their careers on a high note. Wolfe was the Aces’ top runner last season, running the quickest time for any runner in 2014 – an 18:35.76 in the Greater Louisville Classic. It was her PR and saw her take 22nd out of 352 runners.

Kingshott also had a strong junior season, which was highlighted by a 6th place finish at the UE Invitational. Etienne improved as the 2014 season went along and it culminated in her setting her PR with a 20:12.30 in the MVC Championships.

Four freshmen join the team and are looking at taking the squad to the next level. Included in the class are: Kaylee Bettag, Ashton Bosler, Siena Crews and Hayley Elliott.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville cross country, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Military Appreciation Night at Men's Soccer on Friday night

The Aces will host a Military Appreciation Night for both ProRehab Soccer Tournament matches on Sept. 4. All current or retired military members, with a valid ID, will receive free admission for themselves and a guest. Additional family tickets for our military members are just $5 each. 

* Women's Soccer On The Road this weekend

The UE women's soccer team plays at Purdue at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 4 and at Butler at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Sept. 6.

INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE Men's Soccer Hosts ProRehab Aces Classic This Weekend

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team hosts the 28th annual ProRehab Aces Classic this weekend (Sept 4-6) at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Friday, Sept. 4
5:00 p.m. - Belmont (1-1-0) vs. Drake (0-1-0)
7:30 p.m. - Evansville (0-1-0) vs. Air Force (1-0-0)

Sunday, Sept. 6
11:00 a.m. - Air Force vs. Drake
2:00 p.m. - Evansville vs. Belmont

INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Volleyball travels to DePaul Invitational

On tap for this weekend for the University of Evansville volleyball team is a trip to the DePaul Invitational in Chicago, Ill. Evansville opens the event up at 4:30 p.m. on Friday against Eastern Illinois. Saturday’s action commences with a 12 p.m. tilt versus host DePaul before the Aces square off against Toledo at 4:30 p.m.

The Aces are off to a stellar 3-1 start to the season following a thrilling 3-2 win at Austin Peay on Tuesday evening. It is their best start since the 2011 season when UE won its first five matches.

Genesis Miranda has had an unbelievable start to the season, posting a total of 78 kills, which translates to an average of 4.59 per set. That puts her second in the Valley. Twice this season, Miranda has set her career mark. She registered 22 against Niagara before resetting the mark with 25 in the win over the Governors. She also ranks third on the squad with 43 digs.

A youth movement sees freshmen check in as three of the top five scores for UE. Mildrelis Rodriguez has posted 30 kills, but has excelled on the defensive end. Her 56 digs ranks second on the team. Rocio Fortuny stands at 1.41 kills per set and has also shown her strength on defense. She leads the team with 21 overall blocks and 19 blocks assists. Averaging 1.24 blocks per set, she is the top freshman blocker in the MVC. Elizabeth Giller is UE’s most accurate hitter. She has notched 23 kills, fifth on the team, while hitting .327.

Eastern Illinois enters the DePaul Invitational with a record identical to the Purple Aces - 3-1. The Panthers were victorious in the IPFW Mastadon Invitational, going a perfect 3-0 on their way to the tournament championship. They defeated UIC, Central Michigan and IPFW in the event. On Tuesday, they fell to Indiana State. EIU has a balanced attack with four players averaging 2 kills per set. Chelsea Lee is tops on that list with 3.06 k/s.

Hosting the tournament is the DePaul Blue Demons. They went 2-1 in their opening weekend at the Western Illinois Tournament. They defeated WIU and SIUE, but fell to Drake by a 3-1 final in the first match. Last year, they played in the Aces’ tournament as Evansville took a 3-1 win. The Blue Demons also have a balanced offense with four players averaging between 2.36 and 2.82 kills. Callie Huebener leads the way with 2.82.

Standing at 0-3 are the Toledo Rockets, who lost all three matches of their home tournament last weekend. They were defeated by Bradley, Green Bay and Youngstown State. This comes on the heels of a 1-28 campaign in 2014. Mary O’Connoer is their top offensive weapon, posting 2.92 kills per set, she has a total of 35 on the season.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville volleyball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_VB.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Men's Soccer Meet & Greet

Stop by Ridgway University Center this Thursday and Friday between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm to meet some of your favorite Aces men's soccer student-athletes. They will be distributing information about their new supporters group, UEFC. Stop by and show your support for your Purple Aces! 

* Aces Softball Needs Your Help!

The UE softball team is looking for 2 student managers for the 2015-2016 school year. If interested, please contact Coach Watson at by Friday, September 4. 


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