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Friday, November 13, 2015

* President Kazee to Wear Polar Bear Suit Today at 1:30 as finale to Green Energy Awareness Week

This week, a team of UE students called Evolving Evansville Energy (E^3) hosted Green Energy Awareness Week with the goal of reducing overall campus energy consumption by at least 5 percent over the previous week.  President Kazee agreed that if the goal was met, he would don a polar bear suit and address the campus community. The team surpassed the five percent energy savings in just three days.

Therefore, President Kazee will appear in the polar bear suit at 1:30 p.m. TODAY, Friday, November 13 on the East Terrace Lawn.

E^3 placed second in the recent Changemaker Challenge on campus hosted by the Institute for Global Enterprise. The team began the energy conservation initiative on UE’s campus and they have plans to focus efforts on the city of Evansville in the near future.

In addition to the campus-wide energy conservation challenge, students have provided information all week about green energy through presentations and events. Students were invited to try out equipment including the Kill-a-Watt  meter and an energy-generating pedal charger.


What's Happening Today

* Pocahontas Movie Panel Discussion Tonight

Come watch the movie Pocahontas followed by an educational panel on American media rewriting minorities and women this Friday  November 13, at 6:00 pm in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Administration. Those in GWS101-4 (Gender Women's Studies) can get extra credit for this event. 


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass on Sunday!

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday at 1:00 pm in Neu Chapel! Father Lowell Will be here to celebrate Mass with us this week. Annunciation Parish's confirmation class will be joining us this week for their confirmation retreat, so please feel free to join them for a meal afterwards in Grabill Lounge! We hope to see you there!

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

* Join the Newman Club at the Annual March For Life!

All are welcome to apply today to join the Newman Club at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., from January 21-January 24, 2016. The March for Life is one of the largest pro-life rallies in the world and is held annually in the nation's capital.

Please call/text Kristel at (812) 760-8610 for more information on how to apply! Applications will be due on Monday, November 30.

* Newman Club Monday Night Dinner and Discussion

Don't forget to join us on Monday, November 16, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the Newman Center for our weekly Monday Night Dinner and Discussion. This Monday, we will feature UE junior Fran Prexl who will be leading a discussion on "Mary, the Mother of God". Spaghetti is on the menu this week! We hope to see you there!

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

* PT Club Meeting Set for Monday

The PT club will be having a meeting Monday, November 16, at 12:00 pm in Room 100, Koch Center. This is a change from our normal location! We will be nominating officers for next year so if you are interested in getting more involved please attend. We look forward to seeing you! 

* Discount on Santa Run Registration Fee for UE Community

UE students, staff, administrators and faculty are invited to participate in the Rotary Club of Evansville Santa Run with a special discount of $5.00 off of the $25 registration fee. To register for the run using the UE discount, go to and use the code: campus5

This special discount will be offered until November 20.

The Santa Run takes place Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 am at the Buffalo Trace Council Eykamp Center off the Lloyd Expressway. This officially timed 5k run or 1 mile walk is for serious and not so serious runners, walkers, families, and friends. Santa suits and other goodies included for the first 500 registrants.

* FCA Huddle Monday Night!

On Monday, November 16, at 9:00 pm, UE's FCA will be hosting its next huddle. Members of USI's FCA will be joining in for a night of fun and worship. There is also a guest speaker lined up for the night. It'll be a great time, see you there! 

* Lunch and Lead International Education Week Edition

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead! We invite you to our session on Tuesday, November 17, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm. This week’s presentation is "Experiental Learning and Model United Nations" with UE's Model UN student members. This Lunch and Lead session is held in conjunction with International Education Week! Bring your lunch and meet us in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. All members of the UE community are welcome.


* International Education Week - Study Abroad Fair and Panel Discussion

International Education Week begins Monday, November 16 with the Study Abroad Fair from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., in Ridgway University Center. Then later, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a panel discussion on "Cuba in Context" at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp, Ridgway University Center.

For more details visit or email 

* Study Abroad-Student Presentations Today

On Tuesday, November 17, in Eykamp 254  in Ridgway University Center, from 1:30-6:00 p.m. student presentations on study abroad in Argentina, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and Peru. For more information visit or contact 

* 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!




Info You Should Know

* International Bazaar wants YOU!

We need YOUR help for International Bazaar on November 20! Follow the links below to volunteer for specific slots - either the night-of or days before the Bazaar. Volunteers are especially needed to chalk sidewalks and boards on Friday. Volunteering slots are set up in short time-frames to make sure you will be able to fully enjoy the 2015 International Bazaar experience! In addition, you may log your hours as volunteering as the proceeds of the event go to Soles 4 Souls.

If you have any questions contact aa354 or as564.

If you want to sign up for Night-of events (greeting, ticket taking, and clean-up) follow this link:

For marketing (chalking boards and sidewalks) sign up here: 

* Last Chance to Drop with a W

Today is the last day for students to drop a class this semester with a W. Drop slips must be turned into the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 pm with required signatures. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following areas: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude towards fellow employees. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the December 2015 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, November 18. To nominate someone, please go to

* FSA ID Notifications from U.S. Department of Education

This week, the U.S. Department of Education began sending emails to students who filed the 2015-16 FAFSA reminding them to create a FSA ID. This will be used in place of the PIN to sign the FAFSA. If you have not done so already, please follow the instructions in the email you receive to create your FSA ID. We encourage you and your parent to create your FSA ID now to avoid processing delays when you file the 2016-17 FAFSA. 

* Donation Drive: Personal Hygiene Items

Students in a philosophy class 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. There will be donation boxes in Ridgway University Center until November 20. 

* UE Winter Housing

The residence halls will be closed for winter break from noon on December 17 to noon on January 8. Students participating in official University functions or other approved activities have the opportunity to apply for Winter Housing. Simply submit an Online Winter Request Form (hyper link this link by noon on Reading & Study Day to be considered. For more information about Winter Housing, contact the office of residence life. 

* UNICEF Campus Initiative Club Is Looking for New Leaders!

The UNICEF Campus Initiative is looking for new leaders for their club. Executive Board positions are open and available to anyone, including Secretary, Chair of Fundraising, Chair of Event Planning and Co-chair of Membership Recruitment. There are no prerequisites; if you are interested please contact Chair of Member Recruitment, Marcela Pineda at In order to be considered, an application will be required, as well as a Curriculum Vitae (Resume). Applications are due November 21st. It is a great opportunity to be part of a great cause! 

* UE Faculty and Staff to Host Students Staying on Campus for Thanksgiving

Are you a student staying on campus for Thanksgiving? A few UE faculty and staff members are willing to host students, who are remaining on campus, for a Thanksgiving meal. If you are interested, please contact Michelle Hahn at or call her at 812-488-2279 by Tuesday November 17. 

* Christmas Donations

Graves Hall will be accepting the following donations for the Evansville Rescue Mission and the Christian Life Center this Christmas season: new gloves, mittens, socks, hats, scarves for men, women and children. These items can be placed on the Christmas tree in Graves Hall after November 16. We are also collecting new or gently used coats for children in grades K-5. The coats can be placed in the box in the lobby of Graves Hall. Also, men's toiletries for the Evansville Rescue Mission (body wash, shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, disposable shavers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body lotions) can be put in one of the designated boxes in the lobby of Graves Hall beginning November 16. Please NO travel sizes; NO bar soap; NO items containing alcohol.

Please contact Pam Young X2848 or Karen Doss x2360 if you have any questions. Thank you! 

* Winter Intersession Financial Aid

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for Winter Intersession courses at UE, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans. 

* Fire Prevention and Safety

Recent UE fire drills have highlighted some very important points to be aware of, for your safety and that of others:
• When you hear a fire alarm, always treat it seriously
• Evacuate the building promptly and stay out until directed to return
• Use the closest exit – seconds can make a difference in a fire
• It is OK to use emergency doors during a fire alarm
• If you are the last one out of a room, close the door behind you

For good information on fire prevention, see the NFPA's Fire Prevention website:

* Are you prepared for the Higher Learning Commission Visit in February?

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).

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 peer review team members may ask, which is intended to be a helpful guide in preparing for the campus visit. Click here to access the list of questions.



* UE Students to Present Research at Evansville Audubon Society Meeting

UE students Andrew Nunn, Michelle Sonnenberger, and Matt Roberts will present the results of their research on the effects of deer browsing on tree diversity at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm at the Wesselman Nature Center in Evansville. The trio did their research under the guidance of Cris Hochwender, professor of biology, during the summer of 2015. The Evansville Audubon Society has monthly conservation and education programs and this program should be of particular interest for all who have visited the Nature Center and walked the trails. Come and support these UE students on Tuesday evening. 

* UE Trustee Rose Mays Honored by Independent Colleges of Indiana

University of Evansville alumna and member of the board of trustees Rose Mays was recently inducted into the Indiana Academy at its 45th annual symposium. She was one of four honorees recognized by the Independent Colleges of Indiana for lifetimes of achievement and contribution to the state of Indiana. 

Mays, an Indiana University School of Nursing professor emeritus, recently retired from IU after a 36-year career. During her time there, she worked to improve life for vulnerable adolescents by carrying out a research and professional service program focused on health promotion and disease prevention.

Mays is active in various education, health and social service organizations, including her alma mater, the University of Evansville.

Some of the many contributions that she, in partnership with her late husband William G. Mays, has made to UE include:

• A contributing founder of the Zerah Priestly Carter Endowed Scholarship (named after the first African American to graduate from UE in 1938).

• Dr. Rose M. Mays Endowed Scholarship, awarded to an African American student with financial need and academic merit with a 3.0 GPA, annually.

• Rose and William Mays Endowed Professional Development Fund for Nursing, used to meet the need for professional development seminars at UE, professional development and conferences related to nursing at other sites, and tuition assistance for doctoral coursework

• William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship that annually funds the keynote speaker during UE’s annual MLK Jr. Day celebration.

• Mays Challenge, which generated enough donations to reach the goal of taking the ZPC Scholarship to $100,000, by matching any gift made to the Zerah Priestly Carter Endowed Scholarship in time for the UEAAA Reunion 2015.

Besides serving on UE’s Board of Trustees, Mays is a founding and current member and past president of the University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) She also served as chair of UE’s Annual Fund Campaign (1995-1996)

In recognition of her generosity and dedication to the school, Mays has received several awards over the years from UE. They include the Distinguished UEAAA Award in 2015, from the UEAAA Executive Board, The Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010, from the University of Evansville Alumni Association, and the University’s Medal of Honor Award in 2004.

* UE ACM Programming team places first at ACM International Programming Contest

WinnersUniversity of Evansville’s ACM Programming team of Guilherme Andrade, Evan Higgins, and Kane Catt placed first out of 24 teams at the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) International Programming Contest, Saturday, November 7th, at the University of Louisville site of the Mid-Central Region.

Teams of the Mid-Central Region include University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Centre College, Morehead State University, Marshall University, Georgetown College, Berea College, IU Southeast, Northern Kentucky University, and Eastern Kentucky University.

Additionally, they placed 10th overall in the entire region which consists of over 155 teams. They finished ahead of many larger schools including nearby rival, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The ACM International Programming Contest consists of nine questions which must be solved with computer programs within a five hour time limit. The UE team, Andrade (junior), Catt (junior), and Higgins (sophomore) Computer Science students solved seven out of the nine questions. The first place teams of the entire region solved eight out of the nine questions.

Congratulations on a big win for the University of Evansville!

* Physician Assistant Program Receives Grants

Congratulations to University of Evansville’s new Physician Assistant (PA) Program! The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is pleased to announce two new grants in support of the PA Program. The Welborn Baptist Foundation, Inc. awarded a $25,000 grant, which has assisted in facilitating a successful search for the PA program’s department chair, Michael Roscoe. In addition, the Haddad Foundation provided $10,000 to support fundamental start-up investments for the program.

UE’s PA program will be the first in the area to provide much needed health care to underserved populations. High school students will be able to apply for direct entry into the program for the Fall of 2016, and any undergraduate majors meeting the pre-requisites will be welcome to apply. The Department is excited and appreciative of these funding opportunities as this new program is preparing to kick off.

* Daya Devanathan Publishes Paper

Daya Devanathan published her paper titled "Effects of Anodal tDCS of the Lower Limb M1 on Ankle Reaction Time of Young Adults".  Sangeetha Madhavan, PT, PhD, was her research mentor and the second author of the paper.  Devanathan. B.S., M.S., is a first-year physical therapist assistant student and graduate of Indiana University in psychology / biology and the University of Illinois at Chicago in rehabilitation sciences.  Congratulations, Daya!"

* Birth Announcement - Rachel Immanuel

Suresh Immanuel Selvaraj, associate professor of civil engineering from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and his wife Jean Immanuel, along with their son Matthew Immanuel, welcomed a new baby girl Rachel to their family on November 3. Both mom and baby are doing well. 



* UE Women's Basketball announces signees

University of Evansville head women’s basketball coach Oties Epps has announced the signing of a pair of student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to begin play for the Purple Aces next season.

Headed to UE are a pair of Indiana natives - Kaylan Coffman and Macie Lively. Coffman is currently attending Benton Central HS in Oxford while Lively is from Tipton where she plays for Tipton HS.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome Kaylan and her family to our program. Kaylan is a great student and she comes from a good family,” Epps said. “She will give us size in the front court. However, her ability to run the floor, shoot from mid-range and from the 3-point arc will separate her from other post players that she will compete against. In addition to this, Kaylan is long and rangy and she possesses the ability to change shots around the basket. She is an excellent fit for our transition and pressing system.”

Coffman has had a strong career in her time at Benton Central, averaging double figures over her last two seasons. As a junior, Coffman notched 13.7 points per game while grabbing 5.4 rebounds per contest.

A 2-time All-Hoosier Conference player, Coffman was also named to the Lafayette Journal & Courier All-Area First Team for the last two years. As a sophomore, she was named the Journal & Courier Big School Player of the Year. Hoosier Basketball Magazine named her a Second Team All-State player as a junior as she led her team to a 25-1 mark on their way to a sectional championship. Prior to that, Benton Central posted records of 16-4 and 22-4.

Tipton High School player Macie Lively also signed her NLI and is a decorated scorer in her high school career.

“We are pleased and excited to welcome Macie and her family to our program. Macie comes from a good family and has strong character and is an excellent student. Macie will play the point guard position for us and we are confident that she will strengthen our program at that position,” Epps explained. “She has a high basketball IQ and is a quick, tenacious defender. In addition to this, Macie is capable of scoring from 3-point range, mid-range and at the rim. She will be a welcomed addition to our back court.”

Lively is a 2-time All-Hoosier Conference player and has also been recognized by the IBCA in each of the last two seasons. In 2015, she was an IBCA Underclass Small School All-State student-athlete while in 2014, she was an IBCA Underclass All-State Honorable Mention. As a junior last season, Lively averaged 18.5 points per game, 3.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals per contest.

As a junior, she was named the Kokomo Kiwanis Co-Player of the Year while garnering Kokomo Tribune 1st Team All-Area accolades. Lively also earned AP All-State Honorable Mention honors as a junior as she scored her 1,000th career point that season.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics women’s basketball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_WBB.

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* Aces Men's Basketball signs Dru Smith

One of the top players in the Evansville area is staying home as Dru Smith has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team next season.

Head coach Marty Simmons is excited about adding Smith to his squad.

“We love everything about Dru. He is a great student, comes from a great family and is the total package as a basketball player,” Simmons said. “He is a versatile player who has great court vision.”

Smith attends Reitz High School and had a stellar year as a junior, posting 10.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists. His efforts led the Panthers to a 29-2 overall record as they were the runners-up in the Class 4A State Tournament.

A 6-3 guard, Smith brings great length, which saw him register an abundance of deflections in his high school career.

“He causes a lot of deflections and does a great job of making the guys around him better,” Simmons added. “Dru is very long and athletic and we think he will be a great fit for us.”

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics men’s basketball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_MBB.

- 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.

* Women's Soccer set for NCAA Tournament

For the 5th time in program history, the Purple Aces are on their way to the NCAA Tournament thanks to a victory over Loyola in the MVC Championship on Sunday. Evansville will play the top seed in the country – defending National Champion Florida State.

It marks the first visit to the Big Dance since 2008 when the Aces defeated Indiana State in the MVC Championship match before traveling to Missouri in a first-round match-up. UE is 0-4 in its previous four NCAA matches.

“It has been a good trip so far, we had a good day of training today and are looking forward to playing tomorrow,” head coach Krista McKendree said. “We got on the field today and really worked on the tactics that we think will give us the best chance tomorrow night.”

“We had a long travel day yesterday, so when we got down here, we got the girls off of their feet and tried to get them caught up on their rest,” McKendree added. “Today we got down to business, but tonight, we really want the girls to enjoy this experience and clear their minds before tomorrow’s match.”

Sunday’s MVC Championship match provided plenty of intensity. Evansville out shot Loyola by a 22-11 tally with each squad getting three shots on goal. The 90 minutes of regulation coupled with two 10-minute overtime periods was not enough as the match went into penalty kicks. After Allie Arguello and Kayla Smith made the first two PK’s, Evansville held a 2-1 advantage. The game changer came next when Whitney Biggs made the save on Vichich Luc. From there, Abby Springer, Bronwyn Boswell and Emily Richardson each made their attempts to clinch the championship.

Whitney Biggs was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Championship as she shut out the competition in 200 minutes of action in the tournament. She made four saves in the tournament, but had her biggest moment in penalty kicks as her save was the clincher in the triumph over Loyola. On Tuesday, the honors continued to roll in for Biggs as she was named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week thanks in part to a 4.0 GPA. Biggs was also named the MVC Goalkeeper of the Week (Nov. 4). Filling in for an injured Simone Busby, Biggs recorded four saves versus Missouri State to earn her first career shutout.

Aside from Biggs being named the MVP, Evansville had three other players named to the All-Tournament Team. Allie Arguello, Colleen Dierkes and Emily Richardson were the other representatives on the squad. Another accolade the team received came as Bronwyn Boswell was the recipient of the Elite 18 Award.

On Friday, the Aces will match up against the top seed in the nation - Florida State. The Seminoles earned the seed as they rolled through the season with a 14-2-4 record and earned the ACC Championship with a win over Virginia. The Seminoles took down the Cavaliers by a 7-6 margin in PK’s. Interestingly enough, FSU defeated UVA in the last two ACC Championship matches as well as last year’s National Championship Match. Cheyna Williams was the top scorer this season for Florida State, notching eight goals. Megan Connolly led the way with 10 assists and a total of 22 points. As a team, FSU gave up just 13 goals in 2015, outscoring the opposition by a 49-13 tally.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics women’s soccer, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsWSOC.

- 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 earns MVC postseason recognition

Five University of Evansville men’s soccer players earned postseason Missouri Valley Conference accolades on Thursday evening as the league held its postseason tournament banquet.

Mark Anthony Gonzalez was named to the All-Conference First Team as a midfielder while forward Nate Opperman was a member of the Second Team. Another middle – Ian McGrath – earned an Honorable Mention.

Gonzalez established himself as one of the top offensive players in the MVC. He tied for second in the conference with seven goals on the season while finishing third with 16 points in his 16 matches this season. He was also one of the most aggressive shooters in the league, taking 38 shots, 4th-most in the league.

This marks the third MVC First Team honor for the senior, who also earned All-Freshman honors in 2012. He has been one of the top scorers in the league since the beginning of the 2013 season.

Opperman earned a second-team honor as he recorded seven points in 2015. That came via three goals and an assist. Of his 23 total shots, 12 were on goal. His .522 SOG% was one of the best on the UE squad. The senior played in all 16 contests and notched a pair of game-winning goals for the Aces. This is his second conference accolade as he was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team in 2012.

Sophomore Ian McGrath was also honored by the league, earning an Honorable Mention. McGrath finished in a tie for second on the squad with seven total points. He also wrapped up the season all alone in second with 37 shots. A member of the MVC All-Freshman Team last season, McGrath recorded two goals and three assists in his second season at UE and played in 15 matches.

Two Aces grabbed a spot on the All-Freshman Team as middle Zac Blaydes and defender Trevor Baum were named to the squad. Blaydes tied for second on the Evansville team with seven points. He recorded a goal and five assists. His five assists was the team’s top total. He played in all 16 games in his first collegiate season and took 12 shots.

Baum had the distinction of being the only defender named to the team. Despite playing in only nine matches, Baum’s play on the field saw him earn the recognition.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics men’s soccer, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsMSOC.

- 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 set for final home weekend

This weekend, the Purple Aces volleyball team will complete its home slate with a pair of conference matches against Indiana State and Illinois State.

Friday evening’s match against the Sycamores is set for a 7 p.m. start while Senior Day on Saturday will begin at 6 p.m. with the festivities beginning shortly before. Prior to the match, the five seniors on the UE squad will be honored – Kim Deprez, Stephanie Cerino, Lorena Marquez, Tathianna Cordero and Gabriela Roman.

The two weekend matches will also mark the first in-house telecasts for “The Valley on ESPN3” as each will be televised live.

With Genesis Miranda out due to injury, Mildrelis Rodriguez paced the offense to the tune of 12 kills against Southern Illinois. It was the first time in her last eight matches that she recorded double figure kills. The last time she did came in the home match against SIU when she notched 14 kills.

With 41 attempts against Missouri State last week, Genesis Miranda set the UE program single-season record with 1,272. It broke the record previous held by Julie Groves, who registered 1,256 attempts in 1998. Miranda is on the cusp of breaking another one of Groves’ marks - her season record for kills. Miranda sits with 444 on the season, just 10 behind Groves mark of 454 from ‘98.

Indiana State comes into the weekend with a 16-15 overall record and are 5-10 in the MVC. They are tied for 7th place in the league with Drake. Bree Spengler has notched 0.33 service aces per frame and ranks third in the conference. She also paces the Sycamore offense with 2.66 kills per set. Carly Winslow ranks tenth in the league, hitting .295 on the year.

Coming into the weekend, Illinois State is solidly in the MVC Tournament with a 10-5 record and stand at 20-8 overall. They are in third place in the conference. Jaelyn Keene is the top hitter in the Valley, standing at .433. Her tally is 0.23 ahead of her nearest competition. With 3.79 kills per set, Ashley Rosch ranks third in the conference. She has posted a total of 398 on the season.

INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics 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 Men's Basketball Tickets Available

Faculty/staff may pick up their two complimentary tickets for the men's basketball games this upcoming week. The Purple Aces are facing off against Southeast Missouri State at 2:00 pm this Sunday, November 15 and Marian at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 17. All home men's basketball games are played at the Ford Center. Tickets can be picked up at the Carson Center Athletic Ticket Office with a UE ID. For more information, please call 488-ACES. 


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