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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Upcoming Events

* Diane Schuur to Perform with Jazz Ensemble I

Renowned jazz vocalist Diane Schuur will perform with the UE Jazz Ensemble on December 1 at 7:30 in Shanklin Theatre at the University of Evansville. Schuur is a two time Grammy award winner with a distinguished recording career.

The concert is free, but seating is limited and tickets will be required for general admission. Please call the Department of Music at 812-488-2754 for more information, or go to: https://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/eventDetails.cfm?eventId=4296 

Info You Should Know

* Posey County, Indiana Transit Study

The Posey County, Indiana commissioners are working with a consulting firm to develop a Transit (Bus) Feasibility Study. An important part of this study is to gather input from students who commute from Posey County. UE students from Posey County will receive an email with the link to the survey and are encouraged to complete the confidential survey by December 1. 

* In town over Thanksgiving Break? Volunteer at Willow Park!

Willow Park, a local retirement home located on Lincoln Avenue, is looking for volunteers to help set up Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27. Susan Libbert, director at Willow Park, would prefer volunteers start to show up at 9:00 am. Lunch will be served for those who do. Otherwise they can show up later in the day to help out and spread some holiday cheer! For more information contact Myka Goode (mg222) or Susan Libbert (susan.libbert@holidaytouch.com or 812-473-5828). 

* Library's Thanksgiving Hours

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The Libraries will be observing the following hours during the Thanksgiving break:

* Tuesday, Nov 24: 7:45 am - 10 pm;
* Wednesday, Nov 25: 8 am - 12 pm;
* Thursday - Saturday, Nov 26 - 28: CLOSED;
* Sunday, Nov 29: 3 pm - 12 am.

Normal hours resume on Monday, Nov 30. Please direct questions to Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35 or x2487. 

* Mitten Drive

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is having a mitten drive to benefit those at Holly’s House. Donations may be dropped off at the Christmas tree located in Koch Center lobby on the second floor in the engineering wing. All donations will be collected the last day of finals before winter break. 

* Now accepting applications for the Cuban Culture and Politics study abroad program

The Office of Education Abroad is accepting applications for the Cuban Culture and Politics short-term study abroad program.

This experience combines a Spring 2016 semester course (1 credit) with travel to Cuba in May. This course satisfies: Overlay Component C: Social Responsibility: Civic Engagement

For more information or to submit an online application, please visit: https://www.evansville.edu/studyabroad/shortTerm.cfm

* Apply now for the Mission Guatemala: GAP Spring 2016 study abroad program

Come participate in a unique study abroad opportunity with Mission Guatemala. The program includes a Spring 2016 semester course with travel to Guatemala during Spring Break. Students will work on one of two projects, including:

• Developing a sustainable art therapy program that will improve therapeutic outcomes for patients at a rehab center as well as provide a sustainable source of revenue for needed supplies.

• Developing a microfinance program offering small loans to low-income individuals to invest in themselves or their business as a way to help get them out of poverty

To apply, students may submit an online application here: https://www.evansville.edu/studyabroad/shortTerm.cfm

* Scholars for Syrian Refugees

Are you concerned about the Syrian refugee crisis and wishing there was some way you could help? If so, please join the students/faculty/administration etc. who are interested in getting active about helping. The course(s) of action will reflect the interests of the community that forms. If you are interested in joining the listserv and/or attending an organizing meeting please email Lisa Kretz at lk102@evansville.edu 

* Fitness Center -Thanksgiving Week Hours

The Fitness Center will be closed from 12 pm Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29. Normal hours resume Monday, November 30. 

Congratulations

* Sociology and Anthropology Seniors Score in 99th Percentile

Senior sociology and sociology-anthropology majors scored in the 99th percentile on the Major Field Test for Sociology! The MFT assesses mastery of concepts and principles across the discipline, as well as the ability to analyze and interpret data. The MFT is taken by nearly 4,000 graduating sociology students at more than 120 universities across the country. 

Athletics

* Aces ready for Wooden Legacy

One of the most competitive in-season tournaments that the Purple Aces have ever taken part in is coming up as the University of Evansville travels to the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim, Calif.

Evansville opens the tournament on Thursday evening against Providence while other teams in the event include: Boise State, Boston College, UC Irvine, Santa Clara, Arizona and Michigan State. Thursday’s game will begin at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised live on ESPNU and you can also watch live on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.

A 93-88 win over Belmont gave the Purple Aces another 3-0 start to the season. In the win over the Bruins, the Aces led for most of the game, going up by as many as 13 points before Belmont rallied back. D.J. Balentine led the way with 27 points while Egidijus Mockevicius made it 3-for-3 with his third double-double of the season, registering 26 points and 14 boards.

Egidijus Mockevicius recorded his 30th double-double in his last 47 games as he went off for 26 points and 14 rebounds in the win over Belmont. Mockevicius is the ONLY player in the country to 20 points and 12 rebounds. His 26 points coupled with 20 against Marian marked the first time in his career that he has recorded back-to-back 20-point outings.

A 12-of-21 effort from the floor against Belmont saw D.J. Balentine improve his shooting from 33.3% entering the game to 43.8% afterwards. D.J.’s 12 makes tied his career-high, which he did against IPFW in the CIT opener in March. His efforts saw him finish with 27 points to move into a tie for second place in the MVC with 21.3 points per game, he is tied with Mockevicius.

For the first time in his career, Jaylon Brown has recorded back-to-back double figure games, recording 13 against Marian and Belmont. His hot shooting has been evident in the last two games as he was 5-of-7 in both contests. He has given UE solid minutes and is averaging 31.3 per game.

Providence heads to Anaheim with a perfect 4-0 record in tact. The Friars opened up the season with a solid 76-64 win over Harvard before edging out Illinois, 60-59, in the Gavitt Tipoff; Providence has also defeated Brown and NJIT. Preseason All-American Kris Dunn leads the way for the Friars as he has notched 18.8 points per game while posting 21 steals and 7.8 rebounds per game. Teammate Rodney Bullock is right there with him on the scorebaord, tying Dunn with 18.8 PPG; Bullock has shot 54.7% on the season and leads the squad with 8.5 rebounds per game. The 1-2-3 punch continues with Ben Bentil, who has notched 13 points and 8 rebounds per contest through the first four games.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville men’s basketball, log on to the sport page on GoPurpleAces.com 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 GoPurpleAces.com.

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to GoPurpleAces.com and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.
 

* Tyrus Sciarra named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Sixteen student-athletes have earned a spot on the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer scholar-athlete first team and honorable mention team, announced by the league office today. The 12-member first team is highlighted by three-time first team honoree Jacob Wieser of SIUE, as well as an additional two student-athlete's with a GPA of 3.90 or higher, including Bradley's Clark Emerson and Andrew Kovacevic.

Earning a nod as an Honorable Mention from the University of Evansville was Tyrus Sciarra. The marketing major at UE boasts a GPA of 3.91. He played in all 16 games this season and accumulated three points on a goal and an assist. He took 10 shots with four being on goal.

Of the 16 players named to this year's team, nine recently earned CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District honors (Bartlett, Emerson, James Grunert, Kovacevic, Ben LeMay, Rob Oslica, Wieser, Phil Woods and James Wypych). The Valley's scholar-athlete team is voted on by the league's soccer sports information directors.

The criteria for the all-MVC honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches or played in the league tournament. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville women’s soccer, log on to the sport page on GoPurpleAces.com 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 GoPurpleAces.com.

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to GoPurpleAces.com and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Kim Deprez recognized by MVC

Twelve Missouri Valley Conference volleyball student-athletes have been named to the 2015 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team by a vote of the league’s volleyball sports information directors, with approval from head coaches. An additional 11 student-athletes have earned honorable mention, the league office announced today.

This year’s first team includes six players that have received previous MVC volleyball scholar-athlete recognition, including three repeat first team honorees, including Illinois State’s Ashley Rosch, Southern Illinois’ Taylor Pippen and Wichita State’s Katie Reilly. Two members of the first team boast a perfect 4.00 GPA, in Illinois State’s Jaelyn Keene and Jacqueline Twing.

Kim Deprez was named an Honorable Mention for the team. Standing with a 3.60 GPA, Deprez is a Communications major at the University of Evansville. As a senior, Deprez had her best year on the court. She led the Valley with 5.03 digs per set and also had one of the bests seasons in program history with a total of 598 digs on the season.

Forty-six student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The criterion for the honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75-percent of the regular-season matches. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore status in both athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible).

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville volleyball, log on to the sport page on GoPurpleAces.com 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 GoPurpleAces.com.

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to GoPurpleAces.com and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Aces well represented on Scholar-Athlete Team

Sixteen student-athletes have earned a spot on the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference women's soccer scholar-athlete teams, as announced by the league office today. All posted a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Earning recognition from the MVC from the Purple Aces were: Allile Arguello, Bronwyn Boswell and Colleen Dierkes. Arguello and Boswell were named to the First Team while Dierkes earned an Honorable Mention.

Arguello arned a spot on the 2015 MVC All-Tournament Team and was also named a Second Team All-Conference player in 2015. The senior played in 18 matches and tied for second on the squad with seven points while also tying for the team high with three goals. Arguello notched 32 shots (second on the team) and netted a penalty kick for the game winner in a 1-0 win over Missouri State on Oct. 29. She earned the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award in each of the last two years and is also a 3-time MVC Honor Roll member. Arguello boasts a 3.931 GPA in Biology.

Boswell won the Elite 18 Award at the 2015 MVC Tournament and led the Aces with 8 points in 2015 and tied for the team lead with three goals this season, took a team-high 53 shots. She took six shots in the MVC Championship match against Loyola and had the game-winner in a September 13 victory over IUPUI. Boswell earned the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award in her first two years and also made the MVC Honor Roll both years. The 2-time All-MVC First Team player was on the All-Freshman Team in 2013. In 2014, Boswell was a NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region Second Team player. Boswell has a 3.976 GPA in Exercise Science.

Colleen Dierkes was named to the 2015 MVC All-Tournament Team after scoring the game-winner in a 1-0 win over UNI in the semifinals on Nov. 6. She played in 19 matches in 2015 and registered three goals, tying for the team high; she had 13 shots with four being on goal. Dierkes earned the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award in 2014-15 and has been named to the MVC Honor Roll in each of her first two seasons at UE. She has a 3.79 GPA in Global Business.

This season, 43 student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The criteria for the honor parallels the CoSIDA standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative gpa (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches or the MVC Championship. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution. Sports Information Directors at MVC institutions voted for the team.

Drake, Evansville, Indiana State and Missouri State each contributed three members to the list. Seven of the student-athletes recieved first team honors in 2013, 2014 or both. Cassie Le of Missouri State and Sydney Lovelace of Indiana State were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District for their respective regions.


- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville women’s soccer, log on to the sport page on GoPurpleAces.com 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 GoPurpleAces.com.

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to GoPurpleAces.com and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.
 

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