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Monday, November 2, 2015

What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Dinner and Discussion "Who Is God Calling Me to Be?" Tonight!

All are welcome to join the Newman Club tonight from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for this week's program, "Who Is God Calling Me to Be?" featuring a vocation panel with Chris Hoehn, Fr. Alex Zenthoefer, Sister Theresa Sullivan, and UE Newman alumni Beth and Jeremy Funk. Tonight's menu will include tortellini soup with sausage, bread, and cookies!

We hope to see you there! Please call or text Kristel at (812)760-8610 for more information!

* FCA Huddle

Fellowship of Christian Athletes has a huddle in the basement of Neu Chapel at 9 pm. We will have worship, games, and a speaker. 

* 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. 

* NSLS Leadership and Team-Building Night Set for Monday, November 9

Attention all NSLS members! There will be a fun evening of team building and leadership practice on Monday November 9 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm! This event will be a fun way to get to know fellow members and to get leadership credits for other organizations on campus! RSVP to Lauren Roberts at lr136!


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: Wind Ensemble Concert

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its Fall Concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. Associate Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in performances of music by Percy Grainger. Sir Malcolm Arnold, Donald Grantham, Frank Ticheli, and Eric Whitacre. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, in Evansville – November 4th

One Book One Community of Southwestern Indiana is excited to welcome Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, to Evansville on Wednesday, November 4, at the Victory Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Have your questions ready for the Q & A after her presentation, and don't forget about the book signing that follows. Bring your own book or purchase one at the event. See you there!

For more information, visit

* UE Celebrates Veterans Day - Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11:00 AM

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day in Wheeler Concert Hall for our annual Veterans Day service. A light luncheon reception will be served immediately following in the lobby of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

The special guest speaker will be James MacLeod, professor of history.

MacLeod’s new book, Evansville in World War II, was recently released. He will share what he learned while researching for his book about the 33 Evansville College students who served in the second World War and lost their lives. 

* I-House: Czech Republic

This Wednesday's I-House features Czech Republic with Marketa Trousilova as the presenter!

Marketa is majoring in organizational communication and her favorite hobbies are spending time with her close friends, being a DJ for WUEV, dancing, doing nails, organizing social events and shopping, as well as playing various sports. Her favorite part about UE is the fact that she has been able to create strong relationships between friends and professors on campus. One of her favorite experiences so far has been being an International Orientation Leader - UE is like her second family.

Make sure you guys come out at 7 p.m. to our usual place on the second floor of Ridgway University Center to hear all about Czech Republic! 

* Writing Boot Camp: The "P" Word and Academic Honesty

“But Professor, this author writes so much better than me!” In the Writing Boot Camp: The "P" Word and Academic Honesty, you will learn how to use quotations, paraphrasing and summary to support your research while at the same time giving credit to the intellectual property of your sources. We will also review the techniques of in-text and reference page citation in incorporating outside sources into your papers. Join us on Wednesday, November 4, at 5:00 p.m., in the Writing Center for this important session. 

* Facilitating Anti-Bias Thought at Lunch and Lead Today

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead!

We invite you to our session on Wednesday, November 4, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. This week’s presentation is about facilitating anti-bias thought into your own face of resistance, leading though reactions, ignorance, and confusion, all while becoming a “careful”" ally! Our presenters are members of the UE Anti-Bias team.

Bring your lunch and meet us in Eykamp 253-255, Ridgway University Center. All members of the UE community are welcome.

* 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!



* 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!

* 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!

* Annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale

The Department of Art is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale. Everyone in the UE community who creates art or crafts is welcome to participate. This includes faculty, staff, students, spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends.

The date of this year’s sale is Thursday, December 3. Barring another car crashing into the building, the sale will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located immediately across from campus. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m. Participating artists and craftsmen may drop work off the day prior to the sale or on the morning of the sale before the doors open. Vendors do not need to stay with their work as Art Department staff and volunteers will be on site to handle the sale.

If you would like to join in this year’s Holiday Sale, or think you might want to participate but need more information, please contact the Department of Art at or 812-488-2043.

* 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

* The Salvation Army is seeking Spanish speaker

The Salvation Army is seeking for Spanish speakers to help with their campaign to get Christmas presents for Hispanic families here in Evansville. For more information, if you are interested please contact Lorena Andueza, assistant professor of Spanish, at 

* "Reckless Fellows" book available in the Bookstore

Edward Bujak's book "Reckless Fellows" is available in the UE Bookstore in hardback version. For those who missed getting a copy at his book signing earlier they can be purchased for $35.95. 

* Career Advocate Resume Blitz

From Monday, November 2 to Friday, November 6, send in your resume for an update! Career Advocates will look it over and complete edits as necessary. After resumes are complete, Career Advocates will schedule a follow-up meeting with you about your resume. Please send all resumes to Don’t miss out on this opportunity to update your resume!

If you need to create a resume, email with your name and major and we will pair you up with a Career Advocate who will assist you in the resume creation process.

* 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

* 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!

* The Higher Learning Commission Campus Visit: How to Prepare and What to Expect

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

Before the Visit
Prior to visiting UE, the peer review team will spend several weeks carefully reviewing UE’s Assurance Argument, verifying assertions made in the argument by examining supporting documents provided in an Electronic Resource Room, and identifying people and groups with whom they want to meet while on campus. In addition to the materials provided by UE, the peer review team will also read any comments submitted to the HLC through the Third-Party Comment process and results of a survey the HLC administers to UE students which will be open from November 9 to November 18, 2015. mpus visit.

During the Visit
While on campus, the peer review team will likely spend time visiting various programs and departments, observing classrooms or co-curricular activities, and meeting with individuals and groups (including open forums with faculty, staff, and students). The HLC Steering Committee has developed a set of sample questions that peer review team members may ask, which is intended to be a helpful guide in preparing for the campus visit.

After the Visit
Several weeks after the campus visit, the peer review team will prepare a draft report, which will be sent to UE to review and correct any errors of fact. The team will then prepare a final report of its findings and recommendations for UE’s accreditation status. UE will receive a copy of this report and have an opportunity to provide a formal written response to the HLC. This response will become part of the official record of the evaluation. The HLC will review the final report and UE’s response and notify UE in writing when the review process is completed and final action by the HLC has been determined.

* Intramural Doubles Racquetball Registration OPEN!

Sign up today on IMLeagues for Intramural Doubles Racquetball on November 17 and November 18! 



* Purple Aces run best race of season in MVC's

On a crisp and cloudy morning at Angel Mounds, the University of Evansville hosted the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships.

The Purple Aces had some of their best times of the season all the way around as each female either ran their personal best or top time of the season. On the men’s side, one PR was set while two season lows were recorded.

“It was a great day to run, as long as we can continue to set PR’s and season best times, it is a good day,” UE head coach Don Walters said. “That is what we work for all year long, so we definitely accomplished a lot today.”

Sienna Crews led the women with her top collegiate time. Her 18:33.87 was almost 23 seconds under her top time, which was set at the UE Invitational two weeks ago. She came home in 45th place. Ten spots behind her was Elizabeth Kingshott, who posted her best time of the season –a 19:06.67 to take 55th.

Continuing her emergence this season was Michelle Karp. She lowered her time each and every race in 2015 and that trend continued on Saturday. Karp finished with a time of 19:32.83, which was six seconds under her PR from two weeks ago. What is just as impressive is that her first 5K time this season was a 21:40.7 and she improved her time by over two minutes.

Fourth for UE was freshman Ashton Bosler, who checked in with a personal best of 20:09.09. That was 14 seconds better than her top time, which was set at the Greater Louisville Classic. Next up was Laurel Wolfe with a 20:25.21. It was her best time of the year by 0.4.

Also registering a PR was Hayley Elliott. The freshman finished the 5K in a time of 21:33.75 and that was nine seconds better than her old best. Also running their best times of the season were Anna Loef (21:55.63) and Katie Beaber (22:03.94).

Taking top honors in the race was Bradley’s Caitlin Busch. Her winning time finished at 16:54.20. Ariel Michalek of Illinois State was second at 16:57.78 while the other Busch sister – Kristen – was third at 17:01.41. The Busch sisters helped the Braves to the team championship. Bradley won with 54 points while Wichita State was second with 76 and Illinois State came home third with 94.

Ross Frondorf was the top runner for the guys in the 8K championship. His 27:56.44 was his lowest time of the season. It was also 1.5 seconds ahead of fellow junior Ben Woolems, who also had his lowest time of the year. Woolems checked in with a 27:57.94.

Third on the team was Paul Schwartz, who registered a final of 29:16.17. Andrew Barrett posted a personal record on Saturday. His 29:16.88 was eight seconds under his previous mark, which he ran at the Greater Louisville Classic. Next up was Jordan Carpenter, who finished in 29:55.07 while James Paul (30:26.53) and Vince Cecil (30:51.39) rounded out the squad.

For the fourth time in as many seasons, Indiana State runner John Mascari won the race. His time of 23:39.06 was over 21 seconds better than his nearest competition, Drake’s Reed Fischer. Brandon Shemonia of Southern Illinois was third with a 24:01.83. Bradley made a clean sweep of the team championships, earning 67 points to defeat the duo of Illinois State and Wichita State, who tied for second with 78 tallies.

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* Swimming and diving sweeps Eastern Illinois

In a hard-fought battle for both the men and women, the University of Evansville swimming and diving teams swept past Eastern Illinois in a meet at Wyttenbach Pool on Saturday afternoon.

“It was nice to win. Both teams did a great job today and it was a close meet at the first break, but they really focused and pulled away in the second half of the meet,” head coach Rickey Perkins said. “We had a lot of season best times this weekend and we are on our way to hopefully a great finish by the end of the season.”

Evansville’s women finished with a 164-114 win while the men held strong with a 188-99 winning decision over the Panthers.

In the 200 yard medley relay events, both the men and women picked up victories. Michaela Kent, Amy Smith, Charlotte Lechner and Mackenzie Harris swam a 1:51.04 to defeat EIU by 1.38 seconds. The men’s team featured Ethan O’Rourke, Troy Burger, Matt Duke and Matt Childress, who had an even bigger winning margin, swimming a 1:35.50 to win by 2.31 seconds. O’Rourke struck again in the 100 back as his 52.16 was good for the top spot. In the 200 back, O’Rourke was stellar as a dominating time of 1:56.76 led the way by over 8 seconds.

In the women’s race, Taylor Davidson was the winner, registering a 1:01.50 to win by over two seconds. Davidson also recorded a win in the 200 back race as her 2:13.24 was 2.54 seconds ahead of the field.

Maja Magnusson was the top performer in the 1000 free. She won by 19.34 seconds with her time of 11:03.10. Andrew Cotton and David Studdard swept the top spots for the men with finals of 10:20.93 and 10:21.43, respectively. Madi Jones was the top performer in the 200 free, dominating the field with her 1:59.47. She won by nearly five seconds. Magnusson also earned the win in the 500 free. Her 5:25.76 in the distance was 6.94 seconds better than EIU.

Dan O’Brien paced the men in the event, edging out teammate Jared Sutphin. O’Brien swam a 1:47.56. He picked up another win in the in the 100 free, totaling a time of 47.98. Sutphin was able to pick up the victory in the 500 free, winning by almost two seconds thanks to a finish of 4:58.82. Matt Duke was victorious in the 50 free, edging out Childress by just .05 seconds. Duke finished in 22.13.

UE earned another sweep in the 200 breaststroke event. Amy Smith (2:31.96) was the top female while Troy Burger (2:12.79) was the leading swimmer for the men. In the 100 fly, Jones led the ladies with her effort of 1:00.91 while O’Brien paced the guys in 52.25. Burger also was victorious in the 200 IM, posting a 2:02.94.

Both 200 free relays also went Evansville’s way. The group of Duke, Everett Plocek, O’Rourke and Childress swam a 1:26.70 to top fellow teammates O’Brien, Skyler Shinn, Sutphin and Cameron Wickes. For the women, Jones, Magnusson, Harris and Kent led the way with a 1:40.10, taking the win by a half second.

In the dives, it was Courtney Coverdale and Miguel Marcano picking up the victories. Coverdale recorded a 278.40 in the 1-meter and followed that up with a 283.72 in the 3. Marcono was credited with a 242.62 in the 1-meter dive while his 3-meter score checked in at a 252.82.

Up next for the women is a trip to Arkansas Little Rock on Nov. 7. After that, both squads travel to Indianapolis for the House of Champions from Nov. 20-22. That will be the next meet for the guys.

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* Gabriela Roman has career effort at Loyola

Senior Gabriela Roman registered her top tally at the University of Evansville as she had 10 kills as the Purple Aces fell to Loyola by a 3-1 final on Saturday evening.

Roman notched 10 kills in 27 attempts, joining Genesis Miranda (15 kills) as Evansville’s (8-18, 2-10 MVC) top offensive players. Mildrelis Rodriguez finished with six on the night. Kim Deprez led the way with 15 digs while Rodriguez had 13. Jelena Merseli led UE with 23 assists. Leading Loyola was Maureen Carls with 14 kills while Amanda Cushen posted 12.

Up 3-2 in the first frame, Loyola made an early statement as they reeled off 10 of the next 11 points to go up by a score of 13-3. Their lead would eventually reach 22-8 before the Ramblers finished off with a 25-13 win to grab the first game.

Trailing 9-2 in the second frame, it looked as if the Aces would drop into a 0-2 hole, but UE did not see it that way. Evansville chipped away at the gap, posting seven of the next nine points to make it an 11-9 contest as Gabriela Roman had a kill in the run. Loyola regrouped and went back up by five at 18-13, but a Miranda kill set UE on a 6-0 run as they took their first lead at 19-18.

After the Ramblers scored the next three to go back up by a 21-19 mark, Evansville made its presence known, reeling off the final six points to tie up the game at 1-1. Roman had a pivotal role in the rally, scoring the points that would eventually tie it up at 21-21. Mildrelis Rodriguez also notched a kill in the late rally.

Just as they did in the first two games, the Ramblers grabbed the early edge in the third set. They went up by a score of 10-5 on a Maureen Carls kill. Evansville was able to get within three on a few occasions and as late as 19-16, but Loyola had the late answer as they grabbed a 23-18 win. Their momentum carried into the fourth game as they won by a 25-13 final.

Three more home matches remain for UE, beginning on Monday as Evansville hosts Missouri State beginning at 7 p.m. inside the Carson Center.

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* UE Women's Basketball Hosts Eureka in Exhibition Play on Monday

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will have their first exhibition of the 2015-16 season when the Purple Aces host Eureka College on Monday, Nov. 2. The contest will be held at the Ford Center with tipoff set for 7:00 p.m. CST.

How to follow along:
Audito – WUEV 91.5 FM

Live stats - Stat Broadcast

For all of the latest informaton 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 Men's Soccer Suffers 3-0 Setback at UCA

The University of Evansville men's soccer team (2-13, 0-6 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 3-0 at the University of Central Arkansas (2-13-1, 1-4 MVC) on Saturday afternoon.

UE nearly went ahead in the 42nd minute but a shot from junior forward Tyrus Sciarra clanged off the crossbar and went out of play.

Just a minute later, UCA built a counterattack and the 43rd minute goal from Wes Carson gave the Bears a 1-0 advantage at halftime.

Central Arkansas extended the lead on another Carson goal in the 51st minute.

Ahead 2-0, Carson completed the hat trick with a 75th minute score.

The defeat eliminates Evansville from a possible berth in the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. This is the first UE loss in the all-time series with UCA (previously 6-0-1).

The Purple Aces were led offensively by sophomore forward Desmond Dolphy’s four shots (one on goal). Sophomore midfielder Ian McGrath and Sciarra also attempted three shots.

Evansville returns home to host Northern Kentucky and Senior Night on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The regular season finale will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 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.

* 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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