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Monday, October 12, 2015

* Chill Water Outage

The campus is currently experiencing a chill water outage. The Facilities Department expects the outage to last through Monday and into Tuesday. Facilities personnel are monitoring key areas on campus and will make every effort to control temperatures with outside air, where applicable. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to remedy the situation.”



Upcoming Events

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Academic Writing for International Students Part 1

How do you know when to use “a,” “an,” or “the”? What about run-on sentences? Do prepositions make you crazy? Are your sentences choppy? This workshop will provide the basics of English grammar conventions for those who are unfamiliar with them (and a tune-up for those who are a little rusty). We will cover sentence structure, spelling and capitalization, punctuation and smooth writing style, presenting some strategies for helping you create effective academic papers in English. Join us this Wednesday, October 14, at 5 the Writing Center for this useful workshop. 

* Stories of Resilience

UE students are invited to attend "Stories of Resilience," an evening featuring Shiza Shahid, co-founder and global ambassador of the Malala Fund, on Thursday, October 15. 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Theatre. Student prices are $10 plus a $1.50 handling fee. The evening will benefit Uncharted International and their efforts to educate the street children of Afghanistan. To purchase tickets on campus, contact Linda Wicker at lw74 or 488.1094. For more information, go to

* Celebrate Gregory Gregory Today

All Harlaxton former students and faculty are invited to join the Harlaxton Society in celebrating Gregory Gregory this Thursday, October 15, between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub. Register online to let us know you will attend at Questions? Contact or extension 2586. 

* Office Staff Association to Host Old North Fair Trade Market

The University of Evansville Office Staff Association will again host the Old North Fair Trade Market on campus this year. The Fair Trade Market is a global mission of Old North United Methodist Church, and they celebrate Fair Trade Month in October each year. Part of the celebration is giving back to the community by donating 25% of pre-tax sales to organizations in the Evansville area who support Fair Trade by shopping at the Fair Trade Market. Because the Office Staff Association fundraising goes to student scholarships at UE, all campus sales that day will qualify for the 25% donation to the UE OSA.

The Fair Trade Market will be set up in the ground floor atrium of the Schroeder School of Business Building from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14.

Be sure to encourage all your co-workers to stop by to look at the large selection of wonderful and unique items from all over the world. Purchases made that day not only further the cause of Fair Trade around the world, but helps our own UE students through OSA scholarships.   Please note that the Old North Fair Trade Market accepts cash or personal checks only.

* December Graduates Take Note

December graduates are reminded to attend Commencement Central on Thursday, October 15, from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. The event will be held outside the UE Bookstore in Ridgway University Center. Complete all your graduation plans by meeting with Career Services, the Alumni Office and Registrar Office in one easy stop. You can also purchase your cap and gown and order graduation announcements if desired. The Jostens Ring representative will also be present for you to view their selections. Please mark your calendar and plan on attending 

* Federal Loan Repayment Counseling Session Required for December Graduates

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans and plan to graduate in December are required to attend a Loan Repayment Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the first session of the semester on Thursday, October15 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. One other session will be held on Wednesday, December 9 (Reading/Study Day) from 2:00-2:30 p.m. in Eykamp 251. Please plan to attend one of these sessions. 

* Katie Darby Mullins to Speak at Coffee Hour on October 14

Everyone is welcome to attend the Wednesday, October 14th Creative Writing Department Coffee Hour event at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Katie Darby Mullins, our new assistant professor of creative writing, will be reading from her work. In addition to being nominated for a Pushcart Prize and editing a rock ‘n’ roll crossover edition of the metrical poetry journal Measure, she’s been published or has work forthcoming in journals like Hawaii Pacific Review, Harpur Palate, Broad River Review, Big Lucks, and The Evansville Review.

She was a semifinalist in the Ropewalk Press Fiction Chapbook competition and in the Casey Shay Press poetry chapbook competition. She’s also the lead writer and founder of the music blog Katie Darby Recommends. 


Info You Should Know

* New Campus Wide Service Opportunity!

LEAD Forward, a new group sponsored by the School of Business, is partnering with Uncharted International to help fight the horrors of human trafficking in Myanmar. We are holding a drive for a variety of goods they need and are reaching out to everyone on campus to help donate and make a difference in the lives of these children!

Some of these goods include: toiletries, new flip-flops, hats, new/gently worn clothing, volleyballs/soccer balls, vitamins and Tylenol/Ibuprofen. Collection will occur every Friday from 10:30 am - 1 pm in Ridgway University Center by the information desk, after Fall break until the end of October.

Interested or have questions? Contact Marks Cannon (mc281), Hassan Taki eddin (ht61), or Kerilynn Pitocco (kp158) for further information.

* UE ESPN3 TV Production Game Day Staff Needed

Aces Athletics are seeking experienced and enthusiastic team members to produce ESPN3 volleyball and basketball events starting on October 10th. This would be a great opportunity for students to build experience. For more information, please email Amy Davidson at 

* Still need a Textbook?

The UE Bookstore is beginning the process of returning unsold books from the Fall term. If you still need a textbook stop by the Bookstore as soon as possible. If you still need a book but don't have the funds to purchase talk to store staff and we'd be happy to hold a copy for you so that it does not get returned. 

* Spring Adoptions

This is a reminder to all faculty that the UE Bookstore is now requesting Spring 2016 textbooks adoptions at this time. Please submit your adoptions at your earliest convenience. If you have questions please contact the Bookstore. 



* Pi Gamma Mu Welcomes New Members

The Indiana Alpha chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, international honor society in social sciences, welcomed 12 new members at their Induction Ceremony on October 8. This year's induction class has the highest average overall GPA since the chapter was reactivated in 2011. The newly inducted members are: Alexandra Amick, Kelley Auffart, Neil Brookhouse, Wyatt Brunk, Audrey Hensley, Logan Johnson, Ashley Manka, Megan Owens, Timothy Smith, Emily Stewart, Chelsea Wheat, and Cari Wilson.



* Salukis top UE volleyball in exciting finish

In her return to the lineup, Mildrelis Rodriguez posted 14 kills, but Southern Illinois had five players with double digit kills to down the Purple Aces volleyball team by a 3-1 final on Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

Genesis Miranda led the University of Evansville (7-13, 1-5 MVC) with 20 kills while Rodriguez had 14 and Stephanie Ceirno notched 12. The Aces finished the night hitting .248 while Southern Illinois (13-6, 4-2 MVC) hit .344 in the win. Leading SIU was Andrea Estrada, who notched 15 kills. Abby Barrow finished with 13.

Lorena Marquez tallied 45 assists for UE, a game-high while Kim Deprez led everyone with 19 digs.

Southern Illinois hit .359 in the first set on their way to a 25-19 win. After taking a 3-0 lead, the Salukis went up by as many as five points at 19-14 before the Aces rallied, getting within three at 21-18. An Abby Barrow kill clinched the frame. Stephanie Cerino was the leader in the set for the Aces, registering five kills.

In the second game, Evansville rebounded, hitting .519 on its way to a 25-15 win. SIU hit just .250. Mildrelis Rodriguez was UE’s top scorer with six kills as Genesis Miranda notched five. The Aces took a 3-1 lead before SIU rallied back to take a 9-8 edge on an Andrea Estrada tally. From there, Lorena Marquez served as the Aces scored the next six and would pull away for the win.

The Salukis scooted out to a quick 6-1 lead in the third set and were able to pull away for the 25-13 win. Two SIU players registered five kills in the set as the Salukis hit .429 to take the win.

Evansville got off to the quick start in the fourth game. With the score tied at 3-3, UE reeled off three in a row as Miranda posted a pair of kills. That lead would later extend to 10-5 on another Miranda kill. After SIU got within three, the Aces were able to re-extend the lead to six at 18-12 on a Miranda ace. That is when Southern Illinois roared back. Down 20-16, SIU reeled off the next five to take a 21-20 lead.

Rodriguez put an end to that with a kill and Miranda notched another point on the ensuing possession to put the lead back in UE’s hands at 22-21. Evansville would go on to take a 24-23 lead, but in an exciting finish, the Salukis were able to rally back to clinch the match with a 29-27 win.

Next weekend, UE is on the road for conference contests at Illinois State and Indiana State.

- 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.

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* UE Swimming and Diving finishes meet at Missouri State

A busy start to the season continued for the University of Evansville swimming and diving teams as the Purple Aces swam at Missouri State on Friday evening.

The final scores on the night finished with Missouri State taking a 152-77 win on the women’s side while the MSU men won by a 152-84 final.

Evansville had several notable finishes, performing exceptionally well in the shorter distances. Michaela Kent took second place in the 50 free, posting a 25.36. The men did well in the same event, taking second through fourth place, led by Matt Duke’s time of 21.78. Everett Plocek and Matt Childress followed. Kent did well in the 100 backstroke race, notching another runner-up finish at 1:00.46. Ethan O’Rourke did well in the men’s 100 backstroke event, swimming a 53.94, less than a second off the victor.

Maja Magnusson and Jessi Hildebrand finished second and third, respectively, in the 200 free. Magnusson was just under three seconds off the win, finishing in 2:02.32 with Hildebrand 3.43 seconds behind. The Aces women also did well in the 100 yard fly, taking second through fifth positions. Madi Jones was second with a 1:02.31 with Kayla Aitken close behind.

Magnusson came home second in the 500 free with her time of 5:34.74 while Kelcie Davie rounded out the top three.

In the 1,000 free event, Madi Jones and Andrew Cotton each recorded second-place finishes. Jones swam a time of 11:28.60 while Cotton finished with a 10:26.63 to take the runner-up position.

UE’s top relay performance came in the women’s 200 free relay where Kristen Myers, Jones, Mackenzie Harris and Megan Schremp finished second, completing the race in 1:41.51.

Miguel Marcano had a great day on the boards for the Aces. His 239.32 led the way in the 1-meter dive while Cory Barnes took top honors in the 3-meter dive with a 244.42. Courtney Coverdale took second place in both dives, posting a 229.95 in the 1-meter and tallying a score of 215.85 in the 3-meter. That event saw her finish just 1.8 points behind the winner.

Next Saturday, both squads will compete at the Indiana Intercollegiates in West Lafayette. The meet will begin at 12 p.m. ET.

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

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

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* UE Women's Soccer Drops Senior Night Match to Drake

The University of Evansville women's soccer team (2-9-2, 0-2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) was defeated 2-1 at home by Drake University (6-8, 3-0 MVC) on Saturday evening.

"Frustrating result tonight," said Evansville head women's soccer coach Krista McKendree. “Credit to Drake as I thought they were good tonight but I also feel we created enough in the second half to have an opportunity to get a result."

The match stayed scoreless until Bulldogs junior midfielder Rebecca Rodgers netted the go-ahead goal in the 37th minute.

Just 18 seconds later, UE was able to tie the match on an own goal from Drake.

Even at one, Evansville nearly went ahead in the 59th minute but a 25 yard blast from junior midfielder Bronwyn Boswell clanged off the crossbar.

The Bulldogs then took the advantage eight minutes later. After Evansville committed a handball, Rodgers took a 67th minute free kick from 20 yards out, bent it around the wall and into the far corner of the net.

Trailing 2-1, Evansville amassed six shots during the remainder of regulation but each attempt was saved by Drake junior goalkeeper Brooke Dennis.

The loss brings UE’s winless stretch to five consecutive matches.

Before the match began, Evansville honored their six seniors (midfielder Allie Arguello, goalkeeper Simone Busby, midfielder Caitie Dierkes, forward Holyn Marshall, forward Kayla Smith and defender Abby Springer) in a pregame ceremony.

Boswell, sophomore defender Olivia Shafer and Smith each had a team-high three shots.

The Aces are on the road for their next three matches at Indiana State (Oct. 14), at Cincinnati (Oct. 18) and at Illinois State (Oct. 25). UE returns home to host Missouri State on Oct. 29.

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.

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* UE Women's Soccer at Indiana State on Wednesday Night

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (2-9-2, 0-2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) start a three game road swing when the Purple Aces play at Indiana State (5-8, 0-2 MVC) on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The match will be held at Memorial Stadium and begin at 6:00 p.m. CDT.

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* Sciarra Nets First Goal of the Season In Aces' Loss

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-9, 0-3 Missouri Valley Conference) was defeated 5-1 at home by Bradley University (5-7, 2-0 MVC) on Saturday afternoon. Junior forward Tyrus Sciarra scored his first goal of the season in the contest.

“Today’s performance was not up to the standard expected of this program,” said Evansville head men’s soccer coach Marshall Ray, “and every member of our team, including our staff, has to be honest with themselves when accessing the match today. We were second best on the day to a Bradley team who were efficient with their attack and deliberate in their game plan. They were fully committed and got their just reward.”

Bradley went ahead early with goals in the fourth and sixth minutes from senior forward Grant Bell.

Down 2-0, UE answered back with Sciarra’s goal in the 32nd minute. Senior forward Mark Anthony Gonzalez made a centering pass to Sciarra who scored on a blast from 15 yards out.

Ahead by one, Bradley extended the deficit with three, second half goals, including two from sophomore forward Richard Olson.

The loss was the sixth straight defeat for UE.

Sciarra’s score was just his second career goal. Gonzalez’ assist was his second helper this season. Sophomore midfielder Ian McGrath led UE with a match-high six shots.

“We have a week to evaluate ourselves and prepare to go on the road and get a needed result at SIUE,” added Ray.

The Aces are on the road for their next two matches at SIUE (Oct. 17) and at Lipscomb (Oct. 20). Evansville returns home to host Missouri State and Indiana Youth Soccer Night on Oct. 24.

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.


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