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Monday, October 3, 2016

* Last chance to pledge and WIN!

Early Bird deadline: TODAY at 5:00 p.m.
Regular deadline: October 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to take a moment today to fill out your United Way pledge form. Turn in your pledge form at any time this week and be eligible to win prizes!

Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943. Join UE today in helping make the Evansville community a better place for everyone!


What's Happening Today

* Everyone invited to Religious Life Hospitality Night at Newman Club

The Newman Club will serve homemade spaghetti and desserts today at the Newman Center, located on the corner of Lincoln and Frederick, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information, contact or


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: The Eykamp String Quartet

The Department of Music continues its concert season today in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the department’s resident string ensemble, the Eykamp String Quartet. Quartet members include violinist and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Robert Anemone, violinist and EPO associate concertmaster Alicia Choi, EPO principal violist Rose Wollman, and EPO principal cellist Kirsten Jermé. The program will include works by Mozart, Schubert, and twentieth-century Czech composer Leoš Janáek. The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville, and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish

Students of all levels of Spanish are invited to meet at Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center from 5:00- 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays to practice Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere with Belén Alemán Mansilla, a Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant from Argentina. Come make some handcrafts and learn about Argentina this week!

* I-House: Mexico

Today's I-House presentation will be about Mexico and Marina will be presenting. She is a sports management and business administration double major. She loves to play tennis, read, and spend time with her family. Her favorite part about UE is the athletics program and international club. She also plans on bringing us some food! Be sure to come by todayat 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center.

* Lunch and Lead: Leading as a Person of Color

The next Lunch and Lead is set for today in the Class of '59 Gallery and Lounge on the second floor of Ridgway University Center (note that the location of the event has changed). A panel from the Evansville community will speak on their individual experiences as people of color serving in leadership roles. Courtney Johnson, Stephanie Terry, Darin Lander, and Danyelle Granger will also be giving advice to college students looking to be leaders in their respective career fields and communities.

This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and UE community members. We encourage attendees to bring their lunch with them to these events!

* Eco Club call out meeting today

Are you interested in having a more environmentally friendly campus? Then you should come to the Eco Club call out meeting. Join us today at 8:00 p.m. in Room 124 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. We will be discussing our plans for this year (composting, community garden, recycling, etc.).


Info You Should Know

* Venturing crew fall break: sign-up deadline extended!

If you would still like to sign up for the fall break trip with Venturing Crew, you may sign up and pay the $130 fee in Room 118 in Olmsted Administration Hall from 1:00-5:00 p.m. today. We hope you will join us for a great trip to Missouri, featuring a visit to a museum, camping, canoeing, and more! E-mail for more information or if you cannot make the office hours today to sign up for the trip.

* Register today for Engineering Speed Networking

Today is the final day to register for Engineering Speed Networking. The event is this Wednesday, October 5, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops).

* The change is counted – a victor has emerged!

While the United Way Coin War silently plinked the week away, one residence hall's change rang the loudest.

Congratulations Morton/Brentano Residence Halls for winning the inaugural United Way Coin War! A total of $230.55 was donated by all residence halls.

Final Tally

  • First Place: Morton/Brentano with 9,969 points ($127.55)
  • Second: Hughes with 934 points ($41.69)
  • Third: Powell with 554 points ($15.79)
  • Fourth: Moore with 552 points ($12.69)
  • Fifth: Hale with 237 points ($23.13)
  • Last Place: Schroeder/Villages with -3 points ($9.70)

A big thank you to everyone who donated their change for this event and made the inaugural Coin War a big success! 

* UE Department of Art receives gift from Efroymson Family Fund

The Office of Development is pleased to announce that the University of Evansville’s Department of Art was recently awarded a $22,000 grant from the Efroymson Family Fund. This generous gift will fund the Efroymsom Family Contemporary Artist Lecture Series, facilitate programming to bring additional local visiting contemporary artists to exhibit their work in the Krannert and Melvin Peterson Galleries, fund a marketing and event planning intern, and provide funds to purchase two new ceramic kilns. The gift represents the Efroymson Family Fund’s generous and continued support of the arts at the University of Evansville.

* Bookstore student charge deadline is October 7

The last day for eligible students to charge textbooks and supplies to their student account in the UE Bookstore is Friday, October 7. After that date no more charges will be allowed. If you need a textbook please make sure you do the transaction before the deadline. If you have questions contact the UE Bookstore.

* USPS closed Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day

The United States Postal Service will be closed for Columbus Day on Monday, October 10. Please note that because of that, UE will not be able to pick up mail from the USPS. Any mail picked up from UE areas by distribution services/mail services that day will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 11. For mail related questions, please contact Mail Services at ext. 2197 or

* Federal loan repayment counseling session required for students graduating or transferring

Students who have received federal direct (subsidized/unsubsidized) loans and plan to graduate in the fall (or transfer after the fall semester) are required to attend a loan repayment counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the first session of the semester on Thursday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. The last session will be held December 7 at 2:00 p.m.

* New OGSP featured grant opportunities

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) would like to announce the third round of featured grant opportunities for the Fall 2016 semester!

At OGSP, we oversee federal and state funding opportunities, assisting faculty and staff in the process of applying for external funding in support of scholarly and creative activities. These activities include: basic research, applied research, fellowships, curriculum development, community outreach, international exchange, sabbatical support, and faculty-guided student research.

Starting this year, OGSP plans to publish information regarding upcoming grant opportunities and deadlines in AceNotes.
These are the featured opportunities for this posting:

Summer Research Education Experience Program - Deadline: March 23

The Pollination Project - Deadline: rolling

Henry Luce Higher Education Grant - Deadline: proposals reviewed in March, June, and November

We encourage faculty and staff to contact us with any questions regarding these grants or any other opportunities. Our office is in Room 205 in the Olmsted Administration Building and you can reach the director of OGSP and IRB administrator and chair Johnna-Denning Smith by phone at 812-488-2551 or by e-mail at

* All students - voter registration happening today!

On October 3, 4, and 5, faculty, staff, and community partners will be on hand in the lobby of Ridgway University Center to help students register to vote! The deadline to register in Indiana is October 11, and we can help make sure you are informed and registered for the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 8.



* Three first-half goals propel UE past Northern Iowa

After a difficult preseason, the University of Evansville Women’s Soccer team is starting to hit its stride in Missouri Valley Conference play, and that was certainly evident on Sunday afternoon as the Purple Aces grabbed an early lead and never looked back in a 3-1 victory over Northern Iowa.

“We talk about starting fast with the girls all the time,” UE head coach Krista McKendree said. “We’ve been trying to make sure that we bring out that kind of energy and will to compete at the start of the game, and we did that today. I think we’re playing a little more confident right now, and we’re starting to get the results too.”

The Aces (3-9-1) moved to a perfect 2-0-0 in league play thanks to three goals inside the first 21 minutes. The Panthers dropped to 7-5-1 and 1-1-0 in the MVC.

Montana Portenier wasted little time into putting an end to her own goal drought. The junior from London, Ontario, beat a pair of Panther defenders in the fourth minute before finishing cleanly past reigning MVC Goalkeeper of the Week Maddie Lesjak. It was the forward’s second goal on the year after missing all of last season due to injury.

“It’s great to put one away early because we had been working on finishing this week in practice,” Portenier said. “This is a big confidence booster for us. It’s not the greatest feeling to lose a few games, so to be able to bounce back when it matters is a big morale boost for everyone on the team.”

The Aces would hold on to the momentum as JBess Ruby doubled the lead in the seventeenth minute with a shot from outside the 18-yard box to make it 2-0. It marked the Birmingham, Michigan, native’s first career goal, and she wasn’t done yet, as she helped set up Mikayla Harvey’s first goal just four minutes later.

A fifty-fourth minute penalty from UNI’s Sarah Brandt reclaimed a goal for the visitors, but that would be all the Panthers could muster.

The Aces will return to action next Saturday with a trip to Loyola. A win there would give the Aces their first 3-0-0 start to Valley play since 2008.

* Women's Tennis completes Evansville Metro Collegiate Invitational

In a loaded field that featured six Division I and three Division II schools, the University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team posted a solid weekend of results at the Evansville Metro Collegiate Invitational.

“This was a fantastic tournament with a lot of very strong teams and players,” Purple Aces head coach Jayson Wiseman said. “We were competitive in every match this weekend and even our losses were very close, quality matches. This was great preparation for the MVC Individual Tournament coming up this weekend and hopefully we can build on this experience.”

Highlighting the weekend was a singles championship at #2 singles for Diana Tkachenko. After opening with the win over Bellarmine’s Jennifer Skonieczny (6-1, 6-2), Tkachenko defeated UT Martin’s Asel Jumamukhambetova, 6-4, 6-0. In the finals, Tkachenko took down Adreanna Christopoulou of Western Kentucky, 6-4, 6-3.

In #4 singles, Andrea Pascual Larrinaga came home in third place. She opened up with the win over Ana Albertson of Austin Peay, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8. After falling to Jemima Potter (UTM), she faced Donna Haycock of North Alabama, taking the win, 7-5, 6-3.

Chieko Yamada played in the top flight and defeated Lindsay Whitehead of Belmont, 6-4, 6-1, to open up play. After falling to Sarah Candeloro of UT Martin, Yamada came in 4th place after dropping her match against WKU’s Elpide Malamou, 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles action saw Tkachenko and Nicoli Pereira earn a 7-6 (3) win over North Alabama in the opening round before falling to Belmont (7-5). In the third place match, Austin Peay defeated them by a 6-3 final. In the second flight, Theodora Soldatou teamed up with Yamada , falling to Belmont by a 6-2 final in the opening round. They defeated Austin Peay by a 6-2 final before falling to Western Kentucky in the consolation final.

Andjela Brguljan and Daria Pentsova played in #3 doubles and opened with a 7-5 victory over Austin Peay. The pair dropped a 7-5 decision to Western Kentucky before falling to UT Martin in the 3rd place match.

Beginning on Saturday, the Aces will be hosting the Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships at Wesselman Park

* Personal records fall across the board for UE Cross Country

One of the biggest races in the country saw the University of Evansville Cross Country teams run well, setting personal records on both sides at the 2016 Greater Louisville Classic, which was held at Tom Sawyer Park.

The men took 34th place out of 41 teams in the 8K race, which featured 358 runners. Leading the squad once again was Ricky Hendrix. The freshman ran his fastest 8K time, checking in at 27:11.00, beating his previous PR by four seconds. He placed 120th.

Ross Frondorf was second on the team. The senior ran a time of 27:50.37 to finish in 178th. The effort was his fastest 8K time since the 2014 MVC Championships. Andrew Barrett was next up for UE, posting a time of 28:10.63. It was a new PR for the sophomore, eclipsing his previous one by over a minute.

Stanley Chiepching also registered his best time in the 8K. Chiepching came in 218th with a 28:16.63. His previous best time of 28:35.05 came in September at EIU. Two spots behind him was fellow freshman Tucker Dawson. Dawson has been improving all season long and continued that today with a 28:18.56. It was 1:07 faster than his old PR from EIU.

Paul Schwartz ran the course in 28:36.18. The run was a solid one for Schwartz and just one second off of his PR. Another freshman – Aaron Cochran – set his top time. A 28:40.87 was 15 seconds faster than his quickest time of his career at UE. Ben Woolems ran his fastest time of the year. A 28:59.81 was over two minutes quicker than any other 8K race in 2016 for the senior. In his first 8K race with the Purple Aces, Kudzi Mandingwa finished in 32:01.23.

For the women, it was the duo of Sienna Crews and Hannah Welsh leading the way as the team took 17th place out of 48 squads. Crews crossed the line in 18th place out of 406 runners. She circled the 5K course in 18:39.33. Welsh was just over a second behind Crews, taking 20th place. Welsh finished in 18:40.53.

Ashton Bosler was the #3 runner once again for UE. The sophomore, who set a PR last week at Austin Peay, was just five seconds off of that pace today, running a 19:50.53. She came home in 110th place. Next up was Kylie Hasenour, who ran her best 5K time at UE. She finished the race in 20:05.89, eclipsing her previous PR by 22 seconds.

Michelle Karp posted her best 5K time of the season. The junior registered a 20:19.38, finishing 167th. Senior Anna Loef also recorded her fastest time of 2016. A 21:08.04 for Loef marked her fastest time since the 2014 MVC Championships. Fellow senior Katie Beaber had her best collegiate time as she finished the race with a time of 21:29.90. It bested her old PR, set as a freshman at the Fleet Foot Invitational. Her old top time was a 21:45.9.

August Martinez completed the race with a 22:45.13 while Hayley Elliott ran a 23:08.65. It was Elliott’s fastest time of the season.

Evansville will be off next weekend before returning home for the UE Invitational on October 15. The races will be held at Angel Mounds Cross Country Course.

* Rodriguez leads UE Volleyball at Bradley

It was sophomore Mildrelis Rodriguez pacing the University of Evansville offense once again as the Purple Aces fell by a 3-0 final at Bradley on Saturday night.

Rodriguez recorded 11 kills while Rachel Tam had seven for UE (4-14, 0-5 MVC). Joselyn Coronel and Olivia Goldstein notched 10 digs apiece while Jelena Merseli had 19 assists. Jamie Livaudais and Kelsey Cave registered 11 kills apiece for the Braves (6-9, 1-3 MVC).

Evansville faced a deficit in the first game of the evening, but battled back every time. After Bradley opened up a 5-1 lead, the Aces came back to tie it up at 10-10 as Rocio Fortuny notched a kill in the run. The Braves used an 11-2 stretch to go up 21-12 and looked in good shape, but the tenacious UE team did not give up.

An 11-3 run brought the Aces back within one at 24-23. Stellar serving by Rachel Tam was the difference as she had a pair of service aces in the rally. Erica Haslag ended the run with the set-winning kill to give BU a 25-23 decision.

Bradley took control midway through the second set. Up 12-7, the Braves extended the lead to nine at 20-11 before winning by a 25-15 final to take a 2-0 advantage. In the third frame, Evansville kept it close, trailing by a 7-5 score before Bradley scored eight in a row before clinching the match with a 25-16 win.

Illinois State and Indiana State will make their way to the Carson Center next weekend to face the Purple Aces in MVC action

* MVC Preview to begin Monday for Women's Golf

Beginning today, the University of Evansville Women’s Golf team will play in a tournament that will live up to its name as the Purple Aces head to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for the MVC Preview.

All ten Missouri Valley Conference teams will be participating in the tournament along with Murray State, UMKC, Arkansas State, and Austin Peay. Two rounds will be played today with the final round to take place on Tuesday. Par will be a 72 and the yardage is 6,214. Action each day begins with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start.

Evansville played its second tournament of the season on September 19 and 20 at Loyola. Seniors Maggie Camp and Kayla Katterhenry paced the team with scores of 83 on the final day.

Katterhenry's round saw her finish the tournament with a 244, which put her in a tie for tenth place overall. Her rounds on the first day finished at an 80 and 81. Second for the Aces was Camp. Her effort of 83 in the final round saw her finish in a tie for twenty-second. She completed the tournament with a 252.

Two strokes behind Camp was Madison Chaney. Her total of 85 in the last round put her in a tie for twenty-sixth place with a 254. Next was Maria Pickens. An 84 in the final round was good for a final of 257, giving her thirty-third. Giulia Mallmann was one spot back in thirty-fourth with a 259.

Lexie Sollman and Carly Waggoner continued play as individuals for Evansville. Sollman's 92 saw her finish the event with a 274 while Waggoner's 88 in the final round put her final total at a 276.

* Hoopfest set for Thursday, October 27

The unofficial start to basketball season at the University of Evansville will be on Thursday, October 27 as Hoopfest will be held at the Ford Center.

Admission to Hoopfest is free and features the Purple Aces men’s and women’s basketball teams. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the event getting underway at 7:00 p.m. A full slate of action will be on tap including: player introductions, a 3-point challenge, intra-squad scrimmages, player autographs, and much more.

A free Aces Hoopfest t-shirt will be given away to the first 1,000 people, courtesy of Heritage Federal Credit Union. Fans can also enjoy $1 soft drinks and popcorn as well as $2 hot dogs.

This will also be the first chance for season ticket holders to pick up their new season ticket boxes for the 2016-17 season. Boxes will be given out in the main lobby of the Ford Center. UE ticket officials will be on hand for Aces fans wishing to inquire about ticket options.


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