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Friday, October 30, 2015

* Fehn House Open House Today from 3 – 5 PM

TODAY from 3 – 5 p.m., there will be an Open House at the Fehn House (located at 519 S Rotherwood Ave next to the Adult Education building.) The Fehn House is the University guest house open for use by all University departments and student groups. Feel free to stop by to see the house and get information on our services and additions. We would love to hear feedback from all who come. Free snacks will be provided. We hope to see you then. 

* RSA's Annual Halloween Bash

The Black Widow would like to invite all Purple Aces to her Ball. After her late husband’s mysterious passing, she is a little bored. Now she has something brewing, and it’ll be a howling good time. Come park your broom in second floor of Ridgway University Center on Saturday, October 31. We’ll have a spooktacular good time from 9:00 pm until you creep, crawl, or float on home. All students and their guest are welcome to attend. Plus, it is free with UE ID! Costumes are strongly encouraged. We hope you will come enjoy this bewitching evening filled with some Not-So Evil Elixirs and Ghoulishly Delightful Bites and get caught in the Black Widow’s web of enchantment.


What's Happening Today

* Big Man on Campus Ticket Sales

The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha will be in Ridgway University Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., today, handing out Think Pink ribbons and selling tickets for Big Man on Campus. BMOC is tonight at 7 p.m.,  in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be $6 in advance and $7 at the door!

* UE for She Bake Sale Today

UE for She will be hosting a Bake Sale on Friday, October 30, during lunch and dinner hours. For only $1 please support our club and get a delicious treat in the process.


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass on Sunday Celebrating All Saints Day!

All are welcome to join us for the Catholic Mass at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday in Neu Chapel as we celebrate the feast of All Saints. Father Christian Raab, a monk of St. Meinrad, will be here to celebrate Mass with us! Refreshments will served after Mass, and there will also be an opportunity to view a few saint relics following the service. We hope to see you there!

Please call/text Kristel at (812) 760-8610 for more information.

* Art Senior Showcase Opens November 2

The senior art majors will be putting on their first showcase in the Krannert Gallery. The show will open on November 2, with an opening reception on November 3, from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm in the Krannert Lobby. The first senior showcase groups invites you to come out and see the show and meet the artists at the opening reception. 

* Runners and Walkers wanted!!

Join other walkers, runners and philanthropists on December 12, at 9 am, at the downtown Old National Bank Building to participate in this year's Jingle Bell Run. This 5k raises funds and awareness in hopes of finding a cure of arthritis.

Use the UE discount code below for $5 off any type of registration!



* This Weekend in Music: Guest Artist Piano Recital

The Department of Music is pleased to offer a special event in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, November 1, at 4:00 pm. Guest artist Yan Shen will perform a piano recital featuring works by Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and American composer Roger Sessions. Yan Shen holds a DMA in piano collaborative arts from the Moores School of Music, University of Houston (studio of Timothy Hester). Prior to her studies in the United States, Ms. Shen received a M.M. in Piano Performance at Wu Han Conservatory of Music in China and a B.M. from Guang Zhou Conservatory of Music. She has won prizes in numerous international competitions, including: Finalist in the 2012 American Protégé International Concerto Competition; Second Prize in the Guang Zhou International Piano Competition; Finalist in the Beijing First International Piano Competition; and Third Prize in the Beijing National Piano Competition. As an active pianist, Ms. Shen has performed solo and chamber works internationally and has collaborated with various leading concert artists. She has also performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras. Recently, she released her first solo album entitled Fantasy, Sonata, Elegy. The on-campus event is free and open to students, faculty, and community members.

* Youth Group Fun Night with the Newman Club!

Do you love meeting new people, trying new things, and, of course, eating food? Join the Newman Club on Tuesday, November 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., as we travel to Daylight, Indiana, for a fun night of games and activities with the Youth Group at St. John's Catholic Church. All who would like to come can plan to meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Newman Center. All are welcome! We hope to see you there! Please call/text Kristel at (812) 760-8610 for more information!

* Vertical eXcape Climbing Sign-ups

The Venturing Crew will be going to Vertical eXcape on November 7th, 8PM-midnight, for a rock climbing adventure! We will be having sign-ups in Ridgway University Center on Monday, November 2, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 5-7 p.m., and Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m. There is a limited number of spots and it is first come first serve. Venturing Crew Nalgene water bottles and t-shirts can also be bought at this time for $9 and $8 respectively.

* Senior Showcase, "Growth," opening Tuesday

Growth," an art exhibit opening in the Krannert lobby on Tuesday, November 3, features work from senior UE students Brooke Ridenour, Sarah McLear, Troy Burger, Patlyn Lowry, and Ethan O'Rourke. The showcase will be on display through November 16. A reception (including refreshments), open to the UE community and the public will take place Tuesday, November 3, from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Please come and support your UE Art Department!

* Save the Date - International Bazaar is Nov. 20!

It's that time of year once again - International Bazaar is quickly approaching! Save the date for Friday, November 20. As always, come experience food, culture, performances, and all the energy of UE's international community! Admission for UE students is FREE and General Admission is $10. Information on discounts will be released soon. Keep your eye out for future AceNotes and posters with more information!

* OSA Soup for Scholarships November 5th

The UE Office Staff Association is holding their annual soup fundraiser on Thursday, November 5, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the lobby of Graves Hall. The meal includes a bowl of soup, dessert and water...all for only $5.00. There will be seating in Graves Hall for you to enjoy your lunch or use to-go containers and trays for easy pick-up for the entire department or your roommates.

Choose from 20 homemade soups and more than 15 different homemade desserts. Soups: Chili, White Bean Tortellini Spinach, Tortellini Soup, Chicken Noodle, Cheesy Potato, Vegetable, Taco Soup, Chorizo, Kale and White Bean Soup, Cream cheese Chicken Chili, Creamy Chicken Taco, Tomato Basil Artichoke, Broccoli Cheese, Potato, Beef & Noodle, Ham & Bean Proceeds help support scholarships for our students.

* Richard Maass to Speak at Andiron Lecture - November 4

UE professor of political science Richard Maass will be the speaker for the Andiron Lecture on November 4 at 4 p.m. in Room 252 in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. A social hour with beverages will precede the event at 3:45 p.m. This is free and open to the public.

His topic will be "Salami Tactics and the Future of U.S.-Russian Relations."

Since early 2014, Russia has used unmarked soldiers, proxy fighters, and diplomatic maneuvers to annex Crimea and incite a war in Eastern Ukraine. These actions are examples of salami tactics, efforts to expand influence slice-by-slice while avoiding major retaliation. Though Russia’s actions in the current Ukraine crisis might seem unusual, salami tactics have actually been a standard tool of great-power foreign policy for centuries. This lecture fleshes out the concept, offers prominent examples from both Russian and U.S. foreign policy, and predicts that salami tactics will continue to be a common strategy for great powers in the future.

Maass earned his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He taught international relations at both Notre Dame and Cornell University before joining the UE faculty in 2014. He has published research in International Security, Diplomatic History, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Historical Methods, and is currently writing a book on annexation and U.S. territorial expansion.

For more information, please call 812-488-1070 or 812-488-2589.


Info You Should Know

* Donation Drive: Personal Hygiene Items

For our philosophy class, we are collecting personal hygiene items to give to the homeless. Please help donate new, unused soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, sugarless gum, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, and feminine hygiene products. NO items containing alcohol. We will provide donation boxes in Ridgway University Center from November 2 to November 20. 

* Holiday Season Hours

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:


Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – close at noon
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas/New Year’s        

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, through Friday, January 1, 2016 – returning on Monday, January 4, 2016

* No Open Swim this Saturday, October 31

There will be no Open Swim this Saturday, October 21. Drop by and cheer for the UE swim team instead! Hours will resume on Sunday, November 1.

* Office of Diversity Initiatives TWITTER follow day!

We would like to invite everyone to follow the official twitter account of The Office of Diversity Initiatives @UEDiversity. Our mission is show diversity and equity throughout campus. We will be posting information about events happening on campus.

* Become an RA!

Would you like to develop and hone your leadership skills, meet fun new people, and build a positive community? Consider becoming a Resident Assistant! Applications are available for Spring 2016 (and Fall 2016 if you will be abroad next semester) in Residence Life and at Applications are due by November 4th at 5pm! Email ew156 with any questions!

* Campus Preparations for the Higher Learning Commission Visit

The University of Evansville will host a visit February 29 - March 2, 2016, with a team representing its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

A leadership team of faculty and administrators has been assembled to prepare for the visit. Click here to view a list of leadership team members and to learn more about the process.

* Spring Housing Cancellation Deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is November 1. Stop by the office of residence life to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be:

Attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad
Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
Moving into a fraternity house
Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website at



* Biology faculty presents research at Ind. Department of Natural Resources meeting.

Assistant Professor of Biology Noah Gordon recently presented work done in collaboration with UE students Maddie Ralph, Kane Stratman, and Anne Steele, and fellow Division One Professor of Biology Dale Edwards at the IN DNR reptile and amphibian technical advisory committee (TAC) meeting. DNR TACs include biologists and other professionals with expertise in Indiana wildlife or habitats. TACs provide information to help DNR identify conservation needs and make recommendations for wildlife and habitats in Indiana. 



* MVC Cross Country Championships set for Saturday in Evansville

The Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships return to Evansville on Saturday as the ten league institutions make their way to Angel Mounds for Saturday’s meet.

Action gets underway on Saturday morning as the men take to the course for their 8K race at 10:30 a.m. before the women run their 5K race at 11:30 a.m. Admission is just $5.

In the Pre-Championship Polls, Bradley was picked to sweep the races. The Braves received five first place votes and a total of 77 points in the men’s race. Indiana State was picked second with three top votes and a total of 66 points. Wichita State took third in the poll.

On the women’s side, the Braves garnered nine out of ten first-place votes for a total of 99 points. Wichita State grabbed the other top vote and was chosen second with 87 points. Illinois State was third with 81.

Evansville is set to run its third home meet of the season. The Purple Aces began the season with the Early Bird Invite in September before running the UE Invitational on October 17. In that meet, Evansville's women were paced by freshman Sienna Crews. Her 5K time of 18:56.0 was her best collegiate time, besting her previous mark set last time out at Louisville by almost three seconds. She came home in 18th place overall.

Second for UE was senior Elizabeth Kingshott with a final of 19:27. It was her best time of the season and put her 30th in the finishing order. Third across the line for the Aces was Michelle Karp. The sophomore has improved each and every week and set her PR for the fourth week in a row, running a 19:38.4. That topped her 19:52.97, which was Karp's previous best that she ran two weeks ago in Louisville.

Ross Frondorf led the Aces men with a season-best time of 28:07.3 in the 8K race. He finished in 54th place out of 103 participants. Ben Woolems was next, running a 28:57.6 to come in 64th. Setting a new PR by 27 seconds was Paul Schwartz at 29:04.2. His old time of 29:31.2 was set at the Bradley Intercollegiate. Even more impressive has been his improvement as the season has gone along. His time on Saturday was 5 minutes and 12 seconds better than his first race at Angel Mounds in September.

- 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.

* MVC Tournament Bid Up for Grabs as Aces Visit UCA

A spot in the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament is up for grabs as the University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-12, 0-5) visits the University of Central Arkansas (1-13-1, 0-4) on Saturday, Oct. 31. The match will be held at Bill Stephens Track/Soccer Complex and start at 2:00 p.m. CDT.

How to follow along:
Live stats  – Sidearm Sports

Watch – UCA Sports

* Evansville Clinches #2 seed in MVC Tournament with 1-0 Win

The University of Evansville women's soccer team (5-10-2, 3-2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) won 1-0 at home over Missouri State (9-6-1, 3-3 MVC) on Thursday night, clinching the #2 seed and a bye in the upcoming MVC Tournament (Nov. 6, 8 at UE).

The Evansville victory guarantees the Purple Aces a spot in the MVC Semifinals (Friday, Nov. 6 at 6:06 p.m.) playing the winner of #3 Missouri State and #6 UNI.

“I am extremely happy for and proud of our team tonight,” said Evansville head women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree. “They battled hard for the full 90 and were committed to getting the result for each other.”

UE went ahead in the 22nd minute when the Purple Aces earned a penalty kick and senior midfielder Allie Arguello converted the opportunity for the 1-0 advantage.

Evansville maintained the lead into halftime and withstood a number of second half attempts from Missouri State.

The Bears put all four of their second half shots on frame, but each one was saved by UE junior goalkeeper Whitney Biggs. The Bloomington, Ind. native made back to back saves in the 62nd and 63rd minutes, and turned away an Erin Stewart shot with just four seconds left to secure the Aces win.

“I think that everyone that stepped on the field played with great intensity and grit,” added Biggs. “We fought for the entire 90 minutes. It’s a great feeling getting this win and having the next week to recover and prepare for the tournament. I’m really proud of everyone tonight and their amazing effort.”

The MVC Tournament will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium with a pair of Semifinal contests on Friday, Nov. 6 and the Championship match on Sunday, Nov. 8.

The semifinals start with #1 Drake and the winner of #4 Illinois State and #5 Loyola at 3:36 p.m. The opening match will be followed by #2 Evansville and either Missouri State or UNI at 6:06 p.m.

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.

* Allie Arguello Receives State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award

University of Evansville women’s soccer player Allie Arguello was named one of the recipients of the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award on Thursday morning.

The Missouri Valley Conference created the award this year in an effort to honor the achievements of exceptional student-athletes. Arguello is one of 10 student-athletes to be named by Commissioner Doug Elgin for the 2015-16 fall season honorees.

“I’m very happy Allie has been honored,” said Evansville head women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree. “She is a very driven individual who cares deeply about her commitments to being a D1 college athlete. Given her academic work load, I don’t know how she finds time to be so involved and successful; well I do, priorities and work ethic. Allie is the best representative our program, university, or conference could ever hope for.”

A Las Vegas, Nev. native, Allie is a biology major with a 3.921 cumulative grade point average. She has been named the UE Biology Student of the Year three times and has appeared on the Dean’s List all six semesters. Additionally, Allie has been selected to the MVC Honor Roll on three occasions (2012-’13, ’13-’14, and ’14-’15), has twice received the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award (’13-’14 and ’14-’15) and was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team in 2013. She is also a member of the National College Athlete Honor Society.

The senior midfielder has also committed over 150 hours of community service to Holy Spirit School, St. Benedict’s Elementary School, Vogel Elementary School, the Evansville Rescue Mission and the Tri-State Food Bank. Allie has also held multiple positions in UE SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) and was instrumental in the Toys for Tots initiative.

In addition to Arguello, this year’s Fall honorees include Andrew Kovacevic, Bradley, Men's Soccer; Darrin MacLeod, Drake, Men's Soccer; Sara Stankoskey, Illinois State, Women's Soccer; BreeAnn Spangler, Indiana State, Volleyball; Tim Dobrowolski, Loyola, Men's Soccer; Tenaly Smith, Missouri State, Women's Cross Country; Jordan Webb, Northern Iowa, Football; Taylor Pippen, Southern Illinois, Volleyball; Kayla Deighan, Wichita State, Women's Cross Country.

In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition. The Valley will recognize 10 student-athletes three times annually (fall, winter, spring), for a total of 30 honorees. Institutions select their State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award honorees.

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.

* Aces volleyball travels to Bradley and Loyola

Last time out, the University of Evansville volleyball team put forth one of its best all-around efforts in earning a 3-1 win over Drake. The Purple Aces will look to keep those winning ways going this weekend as they make a trip through the state of Illinois.

On Friday, the Aces open up the weekend with a 7 p.m. match at Bradley. From there, Evansville heads to Loyola for a 5 p.m. tilt on Saturday.

Purple Aces sophomore Genesis Miranda tied her career mark with 28 kills in a 3-1 victory over Drake. Her 28 kills came in 71 attempts with just nine errors as she hit .268. Just as impressive, she recorded 16 digs in the win.

For the third time this year and the first time versus an MVC opponent since last year, Evansville notched over 20 block assists. The Aces are 3-0 this season when doing so and 4-0 going back to last season.

Five UE players finished with double figure digs, led by a career-best 19 from Stephanie Cerino against Drake. As a team, the Aces finished with 86 on the night. It is the most the team has had in a league match since tallying 99 at Bradley in 2013.

After going 5-7 in non-conference action, the Braves have fallen in their first ten league matches of the season. Their highest statistical rank in the MVC is a 5th place with 1.23 service aces per set. Lea Sack has gotten the job done on the defensive side. Her 4.68 digs per frame is third-best in the conference while her total of 365 digs is seventh.

One of the surprises in league play has been Loyola. The Ramblers stand at 18-5 overall and have been victorious in seven of their first ten conference outings to sit in second place in the league. Their overall record is the best in the conference and so is their defense. They allow opponents to hit just 0.166. Offensively, Maureen Carls has been stellar for Loyola, hitting .382 on the season. That is fourth in the MVC and 39th in the nation.

- 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.

* Faculty/Staff Women's Basketball Ticket Requests

Faculty/Staff may now begin requesting tickets for the women’s basketball game against Eureka on Monday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ford Center. Please stop by the Carson Center ticket office with your UE ID for your two (2) complimentary tickets. 


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