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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Upcoming Events

* Performance psychologist Noa Kageyama to present workshop

Special guest performance psychologist Noa Kageyama will be offering a series of clinics on Friday, October 14, in Wheeler Concert Hall. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Topics will include:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Energy: How to beat performance anxiety and play your best when it counts
  • 10:30 a.m. - Focus: How to quiet your inner critic and get into the zone
  • 1:00 p.m. - Courage: How to get past your fears and doubts and perform fearlessly under pressure
  • 2:30 p.m. - Preparation: Practice techniques to help you thrive under pressure

Students and community members are invited to attend these sessions and learn various techniques for utilizing sport psychology principles to perform up to their abilities under pressure.

Kageyama serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School and the New World Symphony. Also a conservatory-trained violinist with degrees from Juilliard and Oberlin, his understanding of performance pressure and excellence come from his own experiences on the concert stage from the age of two. Through 23 years of training, complete with television and radio appearances, solo performances with orchestra, and international competitions, he experienced first-hand the discipline, hard work, and perseverance it takes to reach an expert level of performance - as well as the frustration of performing poorly at the worst possible moments.

Kageyama's work has been featured in media outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to Lifehacker, and he has provided seminars for institutions and organizations such as the New England Conservatory, US Armed Forces School of Music, Perlman Music Program, Starling-Delay Symposium, Music Teachers' National Association, and the National Association for Teachers of Singing.

Find out more here.

* I-House: Thailand

Today's presentation of I-House will be on Thailand and Bhuree (Pooh) Dardarananda will be presenting. He is a senior and is majoring in marketing and will have a minor in psychology. He loves to travel, cook, and eat food (especially from street cars). His favorite part about UE is all the friends he has made throughout his years here. So come upstairs in Ridgway University Center tonight at 7:00 p.m. to hear about Thailand.

* UE community invited to session on campus with Bennet Omalu

There will be a special Q & A with Dr. Bennet Omalu this afternoon from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. All of campus is invited to this session; however, seating is limited. Later today - at 7:00 p.m. - Omalu will speak at a public lecture at the Old National Events Plaza Ballroom in Downtown Evansville. 

As chronicled in the 2015 film Concussion starring Will Smith, Omalu made a career breakthrough when he became the first doctor to discover and identify chronic brain damage as a major factor in the deaths of professional athletes. Since his discovery, he has gone to unbelievable lengths to raise awareness of the severity of concussions in athletes.

* 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. This week come play chancho and other card games. Nos vemos el miércoles a las 5:00 p.m.!

* Blood Drive on October 18

The Newman Club is hosting a fall blood drive on Tuesday, October 18, from noon-6:00 p.m. If you are interested in either giving blood or donating your time through volunteer work, contact Paige Hignite at

* Homecoming 2016 Reunion Weekend - October 14-16

Many alumni will return to campus October 14-16, as many anniversaries are celebrated during Homecoming Reunion Weekend. The class of 1966 is 50, Chi Omega celebrates 65 years at UE, Lambda Chi Alpha - 60 years, Harlaxton is 45 years, and neuroscience is 40. 

The full schedule of events is online here.

Questions? Contact or ext. 2586. Join us in welcoming alumni back to campus and join in the fun!

* Ireland's revolution of 1916 to be topic of Fiddick Lecture

This year’s annual Thomas C. Fiddick Lecture sponsored by the University of Evansville’s Department of History is planned for tomorrow - Friday, October 28. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. This event is free and open to the public.

Daire Koegh, professor of history at Dublin City University, will be the speaker. His topic will be “Ireland's Revolution 1916: Patrick Pearse and Education.”

Keogh has served as president of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra since 2012. He has published extensively on the history of popular politics, religion, and education in Ireland. He has a strong profile as a historian and an educationalist. He has lectured widely at universities in Europe, America, and Australia.

A former Government of Ireland senior research fellow, Keogh is currently principal investigator of an Irish Research Council funded project to publish the extensive correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen.

Keogh is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Trinity College, the Gregorian University in Rome, and Glasgow University.

Fiddick, for whom the Fiddick Memorial Lecture is named, served as professor of history at the University of Evansville from 1963 to 2002. In his 39 years at the University, he was a dedicated teacher, a productive scholar, and a tireless fighter in the cause of justice. His untimely death on the day of his retirement stunned the UE community, especially his many former students. It was from the former students’ efforts in particular, with the support of Fiddick’s friends and the University, that the annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture was established.

For more information, call UE’s Department of History at 812-488-2965.

* Homecoming 2016 Faculty Coffee Chat

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Class of 1966 50th Reunion Committee invites all faculty members to the Homecoming 2016 Coffee Chat on Friday, October 14, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The event will be in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building

Please join members of the Class of 1966, the. last graduating class from Evansville College, for coffee, tea, and light snacks. Share updates about your department, programs, research, and how as alumni they can stay connected and engaged in order to help your department and students.

Please RSVP by October 12 to


Info You Should Know

* City-wide bike share includes station on UE Campus

A city-wide bike share launched last week at a press conference in Eykamp Hall. Seventy cruiser bikes are now available at seven stations across Evansville for members to use on demand. The University of Evansville station is located between the Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility and Walnut Street on the sidewalk near Lot G.

Anyone over the age of 18 can ride by purchasing a day pass or by enrolling in a monthly or annual membership. Rides for members are free for up to one hour, then $3 per hour after that. Anyone using their UE e-mail address can get half price on an annual membership and the first hour of riding for free.

To become a member or for more information including a map of the stations, please visit

Additional locations are as follows: North Main Street, West Franklin Street, Downtown YMCA, Downtown Pagoda at the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Haynie’s Corner Arts District, and the Deaconess Sports Park on North Green River Road. 

* Become a resident assistant for spring 2017!

Impact lives, build community, and be a leader - become a UE resident assistant. Applications are now available for spring 2017.

For more information, including position details and expectations, visit the Residence Life website.

* TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to room 208 of the University Libraries.



* Gray near the top as Aces rank third in North Carolina

Tyler Gray and Zac Turi were the top performers as the University of Evansville Men’s Golf team completed the first day of the Donald Ross Intercollegiate at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club.

Coming off of a win in last week’s Butler Invitational, Gray continued his solid play. In the first round, Gray notched a 1-over 71 before notching one of the lowest rounds of the day with a 2-under 68. He sits in a tie for fourth place with a 139.

Turi also continued his high level of golf. The sophomore started the day with a 1-under 69 before carding a 73 in round two. He ranks tied for 11th with a score of 142. One behind him was Wil Pahud. Sitting in a tie for 15th place, Pahud notched rounds of 71 and 72 and enters the final 18 holes at 3-over par.

Jon Pick and Cameron Weyer are tied for 47th with totals of 152. Pick’s rounds finished up at 77 and 75 while Weyer checked in with scores of 73 and 79.

Matthew Ladd showed nice improvement as the day went along. Playing as an individual, Ladd opened with a 77 before recording a 70 in the second round. Noah Reese notched rounds of 73 and 78 and stands with a 151.

Leading the way for the individuals was Zach Weaver of Pfeiffer University. He began the day with an even 70 before shooting a 4-under 66. His 136 is one ahead of High Point’s Brendan MacDougall. Towson’s Dylan Stein is third with a 138. Tyler Gray is three off the lead.

On the team side, High Point notched the lowest two rounds of the day, shooting scores of 281 in each round. Their 562 is nine ahead of second-place Towson. Evansville is one shot out of second place.

Today the squads complete play with a final round of 18 holes.

* Aces Volleyball falls on the road at Missouri State

Mildrelis Rodriguez posted a team-best eight kills as the University of Evansville Volleyball team fell by a 3-0 final at Missouri State on Monday evening.

Rodriguez led the offense with eight kills while Rocio Fortuny had five for the Purple Aces (4-17, 0-8 MVC). Jelena Merseli led the way with 12 assists while Rodriguez paced the defense with 11 digs. Lily Johnson was the top performer for the Bears (14-7, 5-2 MVC), posting 14 kills in 27 attempts. Simone House finished with ten kills.

Game one saw the Bears open up with a 25-10 win. Up 4-3, the Bears changed the tempo and went on a 14-2 run to take an 18-5 advantage. They cruised from there to take a 1-0 lead. Another game-changing run for the Bears came with them also up by a 4-3 tally in the second game. They scored eight of the next ten points to take a 12-5 lead before winning by a final of 25-12.

Evansville played much better in the third game. After falling behind by an 0-2 score, the Aces were paced by a Rodriguez kill, which was part of three consecutive points by UE to take a 3-2 lead. Missouri State was able to find its groove, taking a 5-4 lead before extending it as the frame went along to finish off with a 25-15 win to clinch the match.

A trip to Southern Illinois is next up for UE as the Aces and Salukis will tangle on Saturday evening in Carbondale.

* Aces wrap up MVC Individual Championships

Diana Tkachenko and Nicoli Pereira each earned top three finishes as the University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team completed the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships on Monday at Wesselman Park.

Tkachenko battled Illinois State’s Marcia Tere-Apisah to the end, but fell in the championship match of #2 singles, 6-3, 7-6 (6). She earned a second place finish in her inaugural conference outing as a freshman at UE.

Pereira came out victorious in her third place match at flight six singles. She defeated Savanna Hunt of UNI, 1-6, 7-6 (3), 10-4. Theodora Soldatou came home in fourth place in the fifth flight, falling to the Redbirds’ Valerija Gercar, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

All three doubles teams for UE took fourth place in their respective flights. Tkachenko and Pereira were defeated by Missouri State’s Alye Darter and Phoebe Boeschen, 8-6, at the top flight. At #2 doubles, Chieko Yamada and Soldatou fell to Jana Kustkova and Jelena Karla Vujicic from ISU, 8-4. Bradley’s Malini Wijesinghe and Alexa Brandt earned the win over Daria Pentsova and Andjela Brguljan, 8-6.


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