University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

* Today's Alcohol-Free Tailgate Party Moved to Ridgway at 5 PM!

The location and time of the alcohol free tailgate party planned for today has been changed. The event will now take place in Ridgway University Center at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (The party was set to take place at 6:00 p.m. inside the entrance to Black Beauty Field.)

Free popcorn and giveaway items will be available. Also, tables will be set up that have information related to making healthy choices related to alcohol consumption and prevention of sexual assault. Students will be encouraged to embrace the It's On Us campaign to make a commitment to positive action towards creating and environment and culture in which sexual assault is unacceptable. 

This event is being hosted by the Office of Counseling Services and Health and Wellness Education in collaboration with the Center for Student Engagement and the Office of Safety and Security.


What's Happening Today

* Informational Meeting for ESPN3 Set for Today at 5 PM

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in being a part of UE's ESPN3 initiative, which is slated to begin in October. The meeting will take place today, September 29, at 5 pm in the Hyde Hall Mac Lab (room 227). For questions, please email Tom Benson at tb39. 

* This Week in Music: Faculty Brass Trio Recital

This week’s Faculty Recital will feature the Department of Music’s UE-3 Faculty Brass Trio performing a variety of works composed or arranged for brass instruments. Professor Timothy Zifer (trumpet), Associate Professor Kenneth Steinsultz (euphonium), and Consortium Instructor Emily Britton (French horn) will each perform solo works for their particular instruments, and Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler will accompany each in turn. The trio will also perform ensemble pieces ranging from an arrangement of three works by Renaissance composer Heinrich Isaac to Arthur Frackenpohl’s Brass Trio (1968). The recital will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

* Lunch and Lead on Tuesday, September 29

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead!

We invite you to our session on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 12:15 pm-1:15 pm on the topic of "Spirituality and Leadership" with University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman. Bring your lunch and meet us in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Lunch and Lead is a Ted Talk style presentation and discussion session. All members of the UE community are welcome.

For a full schedule and more details visit:

* Circle K Meeting

Interested in volunteer work? Want to fulfill some volunteer hours? Come to our Circle K International meeting on September 29 at 9 pm in Hyde 103.   We help the community, while building relationships throughout the city and school.


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Japan!

This Wednesday's I-House features Japan with Yuka Doi and Erina Hayashi as the presenters! Yuka is majoring in marketing and her hobby is playing the piano. Erina is majoring in international studies and her hobby is listening to music. Their favorite things about UE are that all of the students are friendly and that there is lots of beautiful nature!

Make sure you come out at 7 p.m. to the 1959 Lounge on the second floor of Ridgway University Center to hear all about Japan!

* Writing Center Bootcamp: Introductions and Conclusions

Learn how to write vivid introductions and conclusions in this useful workshop. We will also present some tips on outlines and annotations as tools for more compelling writing. Join us on Wednesday, September 30, at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center. 

* Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Offered

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

All classes will be held Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on the UE campus. Classes are divided into relevance per discipline. Civil and mechanical engineering candidates will attend from October 1, through January 28. Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend November 5, 12, 19, and December 3. Fees are adjusted accordingly.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30. On campus registrations should be returned to Room 250, Koch Center. Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Kimberly Higgins via e-mail at or phone at 812-488-2651.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

* UE Theatre Opens 2015–2016 Season with The Royal Society of Antarctica

The University of Evansville announces a dynamic start to its 2015–2016 season - The Royal Society of Antarctica by Mat Smart, a 2001 UE alumnus, opening Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 1, 2, 3, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.

“This really impressive new play succeeds partly because of its highly distinctive setting at the bottom of the world, partly because Mat Smart knows how to forge a metaphor about a community of needy misfits all running away from something, partly because it is penned with real wit and affection, and mostly because it brings together a collection of highly distinctive and lovable characters in whose fate we find ourselves strikingly invested.” - Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

Amy Attaway, guest artist and 2001 UE alumna, directs The Royal Society of Antarctica. Department chair and associate professor of theatre Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Caitlin McCarthy, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., is the costume designer; Aaron Curry, a senior from Glendale, Ariz., is the lighting designer; Benjamin Phillips, a junior from Fort Worth, Texas, is the sound designer; and professor of theatre Diane Brewer is the dramaturg.

The twelve-member cast features sophomore Joseph W. Schwalb, from Milwaukee, Wis., as Ace; senior Samie Johnson, from Denver, Colo., as Dee; junior Chris Brumley, from Louisville, Ky., as Jake; junior Kit Bulla, from Springhill, Tenn., as Miller; senior Devin Fluker, from Las Vegas, Nev., as Pam; junior Rachel Woods, from Franklin, Tenn., as Tamara; sophomore Davis Cowart, from Bronwood, Ga., as UT Tim; senior Dylan Crow, from Danville, Ky., as UT Tom; freshmen Matt McDonald, from Carmel, Ind., Daniel Stewart, from Fort Worth, Texas, and Justin Lyons, from Evansville, Ind., as Jano 1, Jano 2, and Jano 3, respectively; and senior Henry Ragan, from Herndon, Va., as Hank (voiceover).

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Subscriptions for the four-play Shanklin Theatre season are still available for $44 for adults and $38 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty. Including the play The Royal Society of Antarctica, a season subscription also includes the musical Big Fish, book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Nov. 13 through 22; Lily Dale, by Horton Foote, Feb. 19 through 28; and Richard III, by William Shakespeare, Apr. 15 through 24.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* Register for Law Day

Register this week for Indiana University Law Day 2015. The event is set for October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Alumni Hall, Indiana University Memorial Union

Talk with over 120 institutions about admissions requirements, your qualifications, employment, specialties, financial aid, and any topic of interest to you.

Register through UE JobLink. Click Jobs Tab -> Enter 901414 in the search bar (this is the posting number)

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

* Graduate School Fair this Wednesday

Many schools have registered for Graduate School Fair, set for this Wednesday, September 30, 1-3pm, outside Ridgway University Center on the East Terrace.

Registered schools:
- Campbellsville University
- Indiana State University Genetic Counseling
- Indiana Tech - Evansville
- Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Graduate Accounting) (Information Systems Program)
- Indiana University School of Social Work
- IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
- IUPUI Graduate School
- IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs
- Kelley School of Business Indianapolis
-Purdue University
- Southern Illinois University School of Law
- The University of Indianapolis
- University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
- USI Graduate Studies
- Valparaiso Law


Info You Should Know

* Attention Juniors and Seniors

All students intending to graduate in the next year need to fill out an Application for Degree Card and return it to the Registrar’s Office (OH 106). This card tells the Office of the Registrar that you are ready to have a degree audit (checklist) conducted and kick-starts your path to Commencement. Please email Alex Lattner at with any questions. 

* Now Accepting Applications for Admissions Ambassadors

Want to share your love for the University of Evansville to prospective students? Admissions Ambassadors is a student run organization that works with the Admissions office to run Open Houses, give tours, and represent the University to the outside community. Applications for Admissions Ambassadors are now open through Friday October 9th at 12pm. All parts of the application are due by this day including references. You can access the application through Wedadvisor under the Student Workers tab. If you have any questions feel free to contact Haley Foster at or Kristen Nussel at 

* 2016 LinC Graduate Portraits Clarification

The LinC would like to clarify several typos in the letter that went out to those students with 88 or more hours who will graduate in either December 2015 or May 2016 that concerns 2016 yearbook graduate portraits.

The dates of graduate portraits are Oct. 19–21, Monday–Wednesday. Appointments can be made starting Monday, Sept. 28 and continue through Oct. 16. If anyone has any additional questions, please call Student Publications at (812) 488–2846.

* Innovation and Re-Investment Fund Proposal Deadline Fast Approaching

Please be reminded that the due date for the next round of proposals to the Innovation and Re-Investment Fund is September 30

Application material can be found in Ace Link by clicking “Areas” and then “Programs Task Force.”

Also, those proposals awarded in the first round are now available to view. You will find the awarded proposals in the same “Programs Task Force” area on Ace Link.

Should you have questions about the next round submissions, please contact Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment and Programs Task Force chair, at sd10 or x2477.


Thank You

* Forever Purple Success

A big thank you goes out to all individuals and departments who helped make Forever Purple: Homecoming and Family Weekend a huge success. The 1000+ visitors to campus enjoyed music, theatre, sports, the carnival, fireworks, info sessions and lots of warm welcomes and good fellowship. Thanks to all and "Go Team UE!"



* Gray shoots 71 on Monday to pace UE men

Purple Aces sophomore Tyler Gray had the low round of the day for the University of Evansville men’s golf team as they wrapped up the NKU Fall Collegiate Classic at Elks Run Golf Club.

Gray fired an even 71 to finish the tournament in a tie for 25th place with a score of 223. After identical rounds of 76 on Sunday, Gray improved by five strokes in the third round. Leading the Aces on the overall tournament leaderboard was Rick Voyvodic. After ranking in the top ten following the first day, the senior shot a 75 in round three to finish with a 218. He tied for 13th place.

Joseph Addante capped off the tournament with a 78. Coupled with his Sunday scores of 72 and 79, Addante posted a 229 to tie for 39th. One shot behind him was Will Knights, whose Monday round of 80 gave him a 230 for the event.

Following a tough start to the tournament, Wil Pahud had his best round of the classic on Monday, recording a 78 to finish with a 249. His round was 5 strokes better than his best round of the day on Sunday. Individual Zac Turi also rebounded in a big way. On Sunday, he carded scores of 84 and 92, but put it all together on Monday, shooting a 73. It was the second-best round among the 14 individuals.

Morehead State was able to come home with top team honors. The Eagles combined to shoot a 287 in round three, giving them a final tally of 859. They won by six shots over Youngstown State with Wright State coming home third. Northern Kentucky was the biggest mover of the day, tying for the low round of the tournament (283) to jump out two spots into 4th place.

Evansville maintained its 8th-place position from Sunday’s opening rounds. The Aces finished the tournament with an 898.

Ryan Wenzler from Wright State was medalist. In Sunday’s second round, he tied the course record with a 7-under 64. Today, he circled the course with a 2-under 69 to win by six strokes over Morehead State’s Logan Hogge.

The Butler Invitational is up next for UE as the men travel to Indianapolis on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The tournament will be played at Highland Country Club.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville golf, 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 Butler on Tuesday Night

The University of Evansville men's soccer team hosts Butler on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. CDT. Come out and support the Purple Aces! 

* UE Baseball Team Volunteers with Challenger League

The University of Evansville baseball team volunteered on Sunday with the Highland Baseball Club Challenger League.

In its second season, Evansville’s Challenger League gives boys and girls with mental and/or physical disabilities a chance to play the game of baseball. According to the Little League website, “the Challenger Division encourages the use of ‘buddies’ for the Challenger players. The buddies assist the Challenger players on the field, but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed.”

Nearly a dozen Purple Aces were on hand to assist their fellow friends from the Challenger League. It was a powerful experience not only for the Challenger League players but also for the UE student-athletes.

“Overall, the experience was phenomenal,” said senior infielder Jonathan Ramon. “As a team, we always try to find any way that we can give back to the community that always gives to us. The Challenger League was a great way to give back.”

The Challenger League teams played a few innings of baseball, splitting time between the plate and the field. The Aces instantly formed new friendships with their Challenger League buddies.

“The children there welcomed us all with open arms,” added Ramon. “They allowed us to be a part of their day, playing the game that they were so familiar with and that we love. It was a great experience not only for our players, but hopefully we impacted the day of the children we were with.”

For more information on the Little League Challenger Division, contact Sam Ranck, at: 570-326-1921, ext.2254; or email

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.


Contribute to Purple Pulse
To have content considered for inclusion in Purple Pulse, please submit a Marketing Request Form. Deadline for submission to Purple Pulse is 10:00 a.m. on the requested date of publication. Only articles concerning UE related/sponsored activities will be accepted. Articles submitted to Purple Pulse may be edited for length and clarity. Submitter contact information is at the end of each article.

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

View Complete Issue