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Monday, September 5, 2011

* The Labor Day Picnic is Today!

The Labor Day Picnic is TODAY, from 4-7 p.m. on the Ridgway East Terrace Lawn. Students on a meal plan will be able to get their ticket at the cash register in Ridgway University Center. Students not on a meal plan, faculty, and staff must bring their UE ID. Lastly, any spouses, children, etc. will need to pay $9 at the event. Come out and enjoy the cool weather and visit the 82 student organization tables at the Organization Fair as well.

* Spotlight on Alumni - Purple Aces Play Alumni

With nearly 30 former University of Evansville men’s soccer team members taking to Black Beauty Field in Friday’s Alumni exhibition match between the Purple Aces of yesteryear and the current squad, the 2011 Aces came out on top, 4-3

UE took the early lead twelve minutes into the match, as senior Tad Kreamalmeyer found the back of the net on his own rebound in the middle of the box. The Aces made it 2-0 just under a minute and a half later on an own goal when the ball deflected off an Alum straight backwards into the net.

Junior Jesse Sharp extended the current Aces’ lead on a breakaway down the middle of the field in the 27th minute of play, for a 3-0 advantage. Just a quick minute later, freshman Ryan Stallings found the net on a cross from classmate Joel Craig on the right side.

However, the tenacious and deep Alumni team did not give up. In the 30th minute of play, Mark Bowland, a UE letterwinner from 1989-1992, put the Alums on the board with his penalty kick as a result of a hand ball.

At the 32:43 mark, Trey Walters, a four-year letterwinner from 1994-1998, broke away from the defense and snuck one by freshman goalkeeper Eric Teppen.

Down 4-2 at the half, the Alumni made it interesting in the second stanza when recent alum Mike Luttrul (2007-2010) lined the ball from the top middle of the box to the back of the net in the 46th minute of the match that lasted 35 minutes in the first half and 30 in the second.

1983-1984, Michael Marchi
1984-1987, Jack Mitchell 
1984-1987, Joe Kofron   
1985-1988, Jon Halliwill 
1987-1990, Shane Barrett 
1988-1992, Graham Merryweather
1988-1992, Steve Church
1988-1992, Jeff Scheu
1989-1992, Mark Bowland 
1991-1994, Marty Schroering   
1990-1994, Keith Vonderahe
1991-1994, Ian Eggleston
1991-1995, Matt Blackbourne      
1991-1994, Greg Brown    
1992-1993, Scott Ikeda  
1992-1995, Tony Jones   
1994-1995, Ty Ertugrul 
1994-1995, Matt McIntyre
1994-1997, Matt Mattingly
1994-1998, Trey Walters  
1995-1999, Marshall Ray  
1998-2001, Clay Havill  
1998-2001, Jeff Rhymer
1999-2002, Robbie Barker
2003-2007, Ian McAuley
2004-2007, Erik Johnson  
2006-2009, Dan Gibson    
2007-2010, Mike Luttrull
2006-2010, Tom Irvin 
2006-2009, Joseph Raber 
Coached by Fred Schmalz (UE head coach from 1979-2002)

* "Remembering 9/11: A National News Perspective"

Everyone knows where s/he was when the 9/11 attacks happened. As we approach this month’s 10th anniversary, national journalists John and Barbara Cochran will be here for a conversation moderated by political scientist and UE President Thomas A. Kazee. The event will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. John Cochran, recently retired from ABC News, was traveling with President George W. Bush on 9/11. At the time, he was senior Washington correspondent for the network. Prior to joining ABC in 1994, he spent 23 years as a correspondent for NBC News. Among his honors are three Emmy awards for his reporting – including one for his part in ABC News coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While John was with the president, his wife, Barbara Cochran, was in Nashville, Tennessee, preparing for the annual convention of the Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world's largest professional organization devoted to electronic journalism. She is president emeritus of RTDNA and is currently the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism for the Missouri School of Journalism. Prior to RTDNA, she was the Washington bureau chief for CBS News, executive producer for NBC's Meet the Press, and vice president of news for National Public Radio. The event is presented by the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.



What's Happening Today

* Student Organization Fair

Want to get involved?  Come to the Center for Student Engagement’s Student Organization Fair.  The Organization Fair will be held on Sept. 5 from 4-7 p.m. There will be a wide variety of student groups showcasing their organizations.  Stop by during the Labor Day Picnic which is being held on the Ridgway University Center’s East Terrace and Lawn.



Upcoming Events

* Wyatt Prunty to Speak at English Coffee Hour

Author and poet Wyatt Prunty will be the speaker at the English Coffee Hour on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Prunty is the author of seven collections of poetry from the Johns Hopkins University Press, including Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems (2000) and The Lover’s Guide to Trapping (2009). He is also the author of “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism (Oxford, 1990) and Sewanee Writers on Writing (L.S.U., 2000). His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, The New Criterion, The Southern Review, and many other literary journals. A past Guggenheim recipient, Wyatt Prunty is the Carlton Professor of English and poet-in-residence at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and the director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

* BSU Kick Off Night

Want to meet new people, play  games, and win cool door prizes? Then we encourage you all to come to the Black Student Union's Kick Off Night. It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m. in Room 272 , Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Current members are welcome as well as any new students wanting to join the organization. It will be a night of fun that you do not want to miss! For additional information or questions  feel free to contact Lauren Thomas by email at


* SGA Student Congress First Meeting

Student Congress is having its first meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 5 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.. Every campus organization must have a representative present.

* 4 Artists - 4 Visions

The current exhibit in the Melvin Peterson Gallery includes local artists Julieta Higgins, Janice Greene, Carolyn Weng and Lisa Heichelbech, each working in a different medium. The exhibit will be in place through Oct. 7. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday; and noon to 3 p;m. on Saturday.

* Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure! Sign up online at or pick up a registration form at the Fitness Center. Enter TEAM UE under the team name. Fifteen participants are required  to form a team Team entries must be submitted by Sept. 9. Email or call extension 2622 for more information.


* Crick Lecture Planned for September 7

Associate Professor of Psychology Lora Becker will be the speaker at the Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences on Sept. 7. Her topic will be "Phytoestrogen effect on neonatal rat development."  The lecture is set for 4-4:50 pm. in the Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center.

"Our laboratory has been studying the effect of specific phytoestrogens  (genistein and diadzein ) on development of the neonatal rat by examining several age-specific behaviors," explains Becker. "This talk will review our work and address future directions for our model.  Phytoestrogens, the most common of which are isoflavones, are present in a variety of plant products such as alfalfa, red clover and fodder crops, as well as in soybeans and plants used in fermenting (Price & Fenwick, 1985; Gehm, McAndrews, Chien & Jameson, 1997; Rosenblum, Stauber, Van Thiel, Campbell & Gavaler, 1993; Davis, Dalais, Simpson, & Murkies, 1999)."

"Isoflavones, such as genistein and diadzein, are heterocyclic phenols that are very similar in structure to human steroidal estrogen (Messina, Persky, Setchell, & Barnes, 1994).  These estrogen-like compounds are found in many foods consumed by mammals, including humans," adds Becker. "We examined behaviors that are important at particular ages of the developing rat. Ultrasonic vocalizations can be seen in infant rats as a maternal stress call when coupled with separation from the home cage (Hofer & Shair, 1991). An unfamiliar open field scenario can elicit differing amounts of anxious behaviors in pre-pubescent rats (Arakawa, 2003). It has also been shown that anxious behaviors can be tested in adult rats through the novel object recognition task (Ennaceur, Michalikova, Bradford, & Ahmed, 2005).  We will present findings from these behavioral measures and further delineate the results by controlling for maternal influence through the application of both cross-fostering and latent cross-fostering paradigms." 

* Books Needed for United Way Book Sale

The Annual United Way Used Book Sale will be Sept. 21-22.  If you would like to donate books, call/email Meg Atwater-Singer at ext. 2487 or or locate one of the donation boxes on campus.  Boxes can be found at:

Biology Department Office in Room 231 in Koch Center
Human Resources in Room 118 in Olmsted Hall
President's Office in Room 201 in Olmsted Hall
Study Abroad/Institute for Global Enterprise Offices in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Accounting & Business Administration Office in Room 130 in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Theatre Department Office in Room 106 in Hyde Hall
Music Department Office in Room 133 in the Fine Arts Building
Multimedia Center - Room 243 in Graves Hall
Athletic Administration Office in Room 101 in Carson Center
Publications -in Sampson Hall
General Services Building outside Security's window
Igleheart Building
Career Services in Room 233 in Ridgway University Center

Thank you for making this sale a success in advance.


Info You Should Know

* Dean's List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Dean’s List status for Spring Semester 2011 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries on level one.  Students merit the honor of being named to the Dean’s List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least 12 hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. Exhibit continues through Sept.18.

* Spotlight Your Student Organization with a Display at UE Libraries

Follow-up today’s organization fair by reserving one of two locked display cases in the libraries’ entrance, and continue gaining campus support and recognition. Reservations are open for end of Fall Semester activities and announcements before the new year begins, and give your organization an edge by reserving NOW for Spring 2012. The libraries staff is honored to provide organizations with all the basic materials needed to build a display - including a new color printer with complimentary use! The libraries staff await your organization’s unique mission and inspired touches to publicize and inform the UE community. Contact Laura Summers at 488-1062 or for more information and reserve a display today!

* Attention Aces Place Members!

Attention Aces Place members! On Friday, Sept. 9, Aces Place will be closing.  Be sure to save any content or photos from the site before this date.  After Sept. 9, your profile will no longer be accessible as we prepare for next year’s class.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

* Additional Phonathon Callers Needed!

The Phonathon Program needs additional students to serve as back-up callers. These positions fill in when others cannot work their shift. Phonathon will be held Sept. 12 through Nov. 17. Calling sessions will be Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Pay is $8.25 per hour, and additional cash incentives and giveaways may be earned.

If you are interested in being a Phonathon back-up caller, please call Robin Greenlee at extension 2273.


* USPS Closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day

This is a reminder that the United States Post Office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.  Any mail picked up by UE Mail Services on Monday, Sept. 5, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 6. For mailing questions, contact UE Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Search for Young Girl to Play Baby June in Musical "Gypsy"

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre and Department of Music will hold auditions at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, for a female, aged 8 to 13, for the role of “Baby June” in the upcoming musical “Gypsy.”  This role demands a young actor be able to sing very well, tap dance, do cart-wheels, splits, high kicks, and turns.

Interested females should prepare a short song and be prepared to learn a dance routine.  It is preferred, but not required, that the song is from a Broadway musical.  An accompanist will be provided.

“Gypsy” is written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Working with Lank is Gregory Rike as musical director and Ricki Newman as choreographer.  The classic musical features the theatrical antics of Mama Rose—the ultimate stage mother.  As vaudeville is dying and burlesque is sweeping the United States, Mama Rose embarks upon a whirlwind tour seeking stardom for her two young daughters—Louise and June.  UE Theatre students will play both Louise and June, and the role of Baby Louise has been cast. 

Rehearsals will begin in Sept., and children must be available for all performances, Nov. 11 through 13 and 17 through 20.  The auditions will be held in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts on the UE campus.  To register for the audition or for more information, please contact Sharla Cowden at 812–488–2747 or

* Walk This Way!

Are you an early riser who likes to start your day with exercise?  Then grab a friend and walk and talk your way to fitness with Walk This Way, a walking group sponsored by the Fitness Center! The group will meet every Monday and Wednesday at 7 a.m. begining Monday, Sept. 5.  Routes vary from 1 to 3 miles. The group will walk outside unless the weather is bad, in which case it will be moved indoors. This is open to everyone! For more information, call ext 2622 or email

* Volunteers Needed for Angel Mounds Native American Days

Angel Mounds will be hosting its annual Native American Days on Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25. UE volunteers are needed to assist with event activities. There are various shifts available for volunteers over all 3 days. Please feel free to stop by the Office of Community Service Initiatives (previously Volunteer Services Office) or email for more information.



* Amy McBride

Assistant Professor of Education Amy McBride has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in multicultural education.



* UE Women's Soccer Stunned By SEMO

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team could not find the net Friday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium despite some great looks at the goal, as the Aces fell, 3-0, to Southeast Missouri State. The Purple Aces were narrowly outshot in the contest, 13-10 and 6-4 on goal, but the Redhawks made the most of their opportunities.

First, in the 30th minute of play, SEMO’s Torey Byrd headed a ball out of the reach of goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison on pass from Jacey Boyko on the right side.

With a 1-0 lead at the half, SEMO connected again in the 49th minute when Lauren Bozesky fired the ball from the top-middle of the box to the back left corner of the net.

In the 75th minute, the match crawled out of reach for the Aces as Erica Shulman broke away and shot from inside the box on the right side past Harrison.

Junior Kristen Davis led the Aces with three shots, two on goal, including one in the 76th minute that nearly slipped past keeper Ashton Aubuchon. Freshman Caitie Dierkes  and sophomore Kaitlin Robinett each took two shots.

Aubuchon made four saves on the night in 78:56 minutes. Harrison played all 90:00 minutes and tallied three saves for Evansville.

* Sharp, Kapsalis Named All-Tourney As Men's Soccer Falls To Wright State

Wright State scored two goals in the final 15 minutes of play Sunday afternoon at the University of Kentucky Invitational, as the University of Evansville men’s soccer team fell, 2-0, in the Purple Aces’ second match of the 2011 regular season. Finishing the tournament with a 1-1 record, junior Jesse Sharp and sophomore Alex Kapsalis were named to the all-tournament team.

“I congratulate Wright State,” said head coach Mike Jacobs. “They had tremendous character and played hard all the way through, and really deserved to win the match.”

“I also credit our guys, who played a strong 75 minutes, despite looking tired and run down,” added Jacobs. “The challenge for upcoming matches will be putting a full 90:00 minutes together. Overall, it was an encouraging first weekend with a very young group.”

In the 76th minute, the Raiders broke onto the board on Derek Zuniga’s successful penalty shot. Wright State struck again in the 89th minute when Bryce Rockwell-Ashton found the net on a ball that played around in the box. Zuniga and Drake Stewart were credited with the assists.

The Raiders just barely edged Evansville in shots, leading 14-12, in the evenly played match. Wright State also had a 7-3 shot on goal and 5-4 advantage on corner kicks.

Dylan Terry led the Aces with five shots, including three on goal, while Kapsalis and Sharp each took two shots.

Junior keeper Robert Randant play the entire match in goal, tallying five saves, while the Raiders’ Craig Feehan made three saves and recorded the shutout.

The Aces are back in action Friday when they host the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic, welcoming Marist, Eastern Illiniois, and SIU Edwardsville. Evansville faces off with Marist College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then takes on Eastern Illinois Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


* Women's Soccer Slips To Morehead State

With all scoring action occurring in the second half, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team fell to Morehead State, 3-1, Sunday afternoon in a shot-heavy match. The Eagles outshot the Aces, 26-10 and 14-5 on goal. With the loss, Evansville now holds a 1-5-1 record, while MSU improved to 3-2-0.

Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison had a busy day in the net, recording 10 saves, while holding the Eagles off the scoreboard in the first half, despite going up against 11 shots.

However, Morehead State broke the, 0-0, tie in the 50th minute of play when Devan Jordan fired a shot from 18 yards away on a pass from Brittany Kiracofe.

An own goal in the 75th minute put the Eagles up 2-0 when Elizabeth Tresnak took a shot from the left wing, but the ball was misplayed by the Evansville defense and the ball crossed the goal line.

Just under the 83rd minute mark, Tresnak found the back of the net on a pass from Jillian Birchmeier after a blocked shot.
Down 3-0, the Aces answered with four minutes to go in the match when Taylor Brand headed in a corner kick from sophomore Stephanie Thompson. Brand’s goal marked her first of the season.

Evansville earned a 6-4 corner kick advantage in the match. Sophomore Breana Beine led the Aces with five shots, including two on goal.

The Aces are back in action Friday when they compete in the Northern Arizona University Tournament, taking on Lamar at 6 p.m. UE will also take on the host team on Sunday at 3 p.m.



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